Procurement of Software Development Services - DPS 060/20


This DPS is being established to enable the procurement of software development services by Government Departments and Entities. All Contracting Authorities listed in Schedule 1 of the Public Procurement Regulations (S.L. 601.03) may issue Specific Contracts through this DPS. 

MITA, as a Central Purchasing Body, shall be administering the DPS and evaluating those economic operators that meet the eligibility and selection criteria to be admitted to the DPS. All subsequent Specific Contracts shall be issued by the Contracting Authorities themselves.

The first stage of this DPS (establishment and admission of economic operators) shall be regulated by the General Rules Governing Dynamic Purchasing Systems. The second stage of this DPS (issuance of Specific Contracts) shall be regulated by the General Rules Governing Tenders.

This DPS is required to enable the procurement of software development services to assist Contracting Authorities in the development of ICT applications.

Each individual Specific Contract will define the particular needs in terms of the software development services required, and the resources/skills sets that are required. The Specific Contract shall also detail any particular conditions related for the execution of services, including any requirements related to work on-site with the Contracting Authority’s resources. The project management methodology (for example waterfall, agile) shall also be detailed in the Specific Contracts’ Terms of Reference.

All admitted participants to the DPS shall be invited to tender for each specific contract, in line with the provisions of the General Rules Governing Dynamic Purchasing Systems.

The value of each specific contract shall not exceed the value of €139,000 excluding VAT (Schedule 2 Contracting Authorities) and €250,000 (Schedule 3 and Schedule 16 Contracting Authorities) unless otherwise instructed by MITA.


Through the Specific Contracts issued under this DPS, the following software development services may be procured:

1. Requirements Analysis
2. Planning and Architectural Design
3. Software Development
4. Maintenance and Support

Contracting Authorities shall be issuing Specific Contracts for a defined set of combinations of these work packages:

A. Full development cycle including planning, design, development and support services;
B. Design, development and support services;
C. Software development and support services;
D. Development services only.


The DPS shall remain established until the 3 November 2023.


The maximum estimated value of the specific contracts envisaged for the total term of this DPS shall not exceed €4,000,000 (excluding VAT).

Link to Contract Notice

The OJEU Contract Notice can be viewed from the following URL:


Link to DPS

The DPS can be viewed from the following URL: 

Guidelines and Templates



Date uploaded

Guidance Notes for Contracting Authorities 9 14/03/2023
Specific Contract Template 14/03/2023
ePPS XML Structure 1 30/11/2020 
Baseline Terms of Reference 1 30/11/2020 
Mandatory General Requirements 4 14/03/2022
Letter of Engagement Template 4  17/10/2022
Templates Change Control 9 14/03/2023
 Fees Schedule Template 1 05/11/2021
 DPS Tender Response Guidelines for Economic Operators 1 06/12/2020


Information Sessions

MITA will be organizing Information Sessions with the scope of providing an overview of the DPS procedure, including the application and selection process for Economic Operators, and how specific contracts are issued by Contracting Authorities. These Sessions will be of particular interest to Economic Operators who supply the equipment and consumables related to this DPS, and to Public Procurers who intend to procure related equipment and consumables in the near future.


Session 1: Information Session to Economic Operators - Wednesday 18 November 2020 - click here for more information - click here to download the presentation

Session 2: Information Session to Public Procurers - Monday 30 November 2020 - click here for more information - click here to download the presentation

Contact us to register your interest in receiving notifications of upcoming information sessions.

Page last updated: 14/03/2023