DWP procurement policies and procedures

This collection brings together the policies and procedures for procurement at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

The department follows the policies and procedures in the documents listed here.

Read more about procurement at DWP.

Diversity and equality requirements

Government Buying Standards

Life chances through procurement

Low Value Provision (LVP)

LVP is used to provide short vocational and occupational training to claimants who have a job offer or need training to be able to compete for vacancies in their local labour market.

Merlin standard guide for providers

  1. Merlin Standard guide for providers

Offshoring policy

  1. Offshoring policy for DWP contractors

Security policies and standards

These apply to DWP suppliers and contractors where explicitly stated in the security schedule of the contract.

Services in Wales

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs)

Sustainable procurement strategy

  1. Sustainable procurement strategy

Terms and conditions of contract

The model terms and conditions are applied to all contracts where the anticipated contract value is over £10,000.

The general terms and conditions are applied to low value and low risk requirements below £10,000.

In addition, the Model Services Contract and the Combined Schedules to the Model Services Contract are applied to IT delivery and business process outsourcing with a likely contract value of £10m or more.

Suppliers should also always refer to the specific terms and conditions issued as part of a procurement tender exercise.

Published 21 October 2013
Last updated 7 March 2014 + show all updates
  1. Link added to 'Provider Referrals and Payments (PRaP) system for DWP' information.
  2. Low Value Provision (LVP) information added to the document collection.
  3. First published.