Procurement Information for DPS Activity (North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent)

Ambitious plans to transform the way community mental health care and support is provided in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are underway. This three-year transformation, taking place between 2021-2024, supports the priorities set out within  the NHS Long Term Plan and is being bolstered with the help of multi-million pound national funding.

The £3.5million funding will help to create a new proactive model of community-based mental health care, with mental health trusts – including North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust – working in partnership with primary care, local authorities, the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector, service users, families and carers.

The Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) is a light touch procurement process which enables VCSE organisations to tender for opportunities linking to the transformation community mental health services in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, and the process complies with procurement legislation.

If you are a VCSE organisation and would like more information, please read the information below.