If you have queries about the DPS not answered here or in the information clinics or guide below please email ArtsDPS@artscouncil.ie for support.
Opportunities are regularly available
to work in the above areas as a contractor alongside our wide range of art form teams
Architecture, Arts Participation,
Arts Centres, Circus, Street Arts and Spectacle, Dance, Festivals, Film, International Arts, Literature (English), Literature (Irish), Music, Opera, Theatre, Traditional
Arts, Visual Arts (Artists), Visual Arts (Organisations), Young People,
Children and Education (YPCE)
For the purposes of this DPS the
types of services are known as Categories and their associated artform is known
as a Sub-Category eg. Advisory Services – Opera. Individuals can apply to be a
member of as many Sub-Categories as they wish but must fulfil the entry
requirements for each Sub-Category.
What is a DPS?
A Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) is a method of procuring goods
and services over a set period of time. The Arts Council set up a DPS for the
procurement of Advisory Services, Lead Assessment Services, Support Assessment
Services and Research Services specifically to support our art form teams with
tasks such as policy development, funding assessments and research and
development. Contracted providers will work directly with the Head of Team to
support their needs.
How Does it Work?
Step 1: Applicants apply to qualify for entry into a specific
category and sub-category (eg. Lead Assessment Services – Dance). In order to
qualify applicants are required to demonstrate sufficient expertise and
experience as outlined in the associated documentation. Once qualified,
applicants will receive a letter confirming they have qualified. They will
remain qualified for the life of the DPS (approximately 10 years).
Step 2: As opportunities become available within a Sub-Category
(eg. Research Services – Architecture) all qualified DPS members within the
Sub-Category will be notified and have the opportunity to pitch within a
mini-competition to be awarded the available contract.
Full information on this is available on eTenders
Access DPS via eTenders
Artform Support Services DPS Guide – December 2022
Read the Guide here
Artform Support Services DPS Information Clinic – December 2022
Artform Support Services DPS Information Clinic - June 2022