Selling to DWP
This section explains how organisations can find information on upcoming commercial opportunities within DWP, and how to become a DWP supplier.
All DWP contracts are awarded by competition between potential suppliers unless there are very compelling reasons why competition can be dispensed with, such as in a monopoly supply situation.
Where required upcoming DWP contracts in the relevant categories are advertised in the Tenders Electronic Daily (TED), and supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU)in line with the Department’s obligation under the EU Procurement Directives. In some cases we also issue Prior Information Notices (PINs) which describe contracts that will be formally advertised in the near future.
Contracts for working with the Department's customers in respect of back to work provision (Commercial Employment Provision) are not required to be advertised in the Supplement to the Official Journal and will instead be advertised on this site.
Two large areas of DWP expenditure – information technology services and estates services – are governed by long-term contracts with, respectively, Electronic Data System (EDS) and Telereal Trillium. There may however be opportunities for suppliers to provide services as subcontracted to the two principal suppliers. You should contact EDS or Telereal Trillium directly to register your interest.