Department of Work and Pensions £375m framework opens for bidders

The Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) is tendering a £375m framework for fit-out and building works across UK job centres.

The Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) new estates contractor framework goes live in April 2018 to provide minor works and capital projects for four years across more than 700 properties in England, Scotland and Wales.

DWP is coming to the end of a 20-year PFI contract (the Prime contract) for its estate. This framework will replace that. It will also be available to other government departments.

The framework has a total value from DWP of £375m. It is divided into three lots according to scale of work to be carried out

Lot one, on which one contractor will be appointed, covers minor work projects and programmes such as M&E and building fabric works over five regions across the country and is worth £100m.

Lot two, which is valued at £125m covers will cover works, including refurbishments for its shop-style ‘over-the-counter’ service offering as well as fit outs for new builds.

Three contractors will be appointed for each of DWP’s five regions on this lot – East Anglia, East and West Midlands, London and South East, North West England and North Wales, Scotland and North East England and South Wales and South West England.

The third lot, worth £150m, will cover major projects nationally, including commercial office fit outs for corporate centre offices and processing centre. DWP expects to appoint between four and six contractors to this lot.Each lot is divided into five regional bands.

The procurement documents are available at