As a public sector body, DWP is required to comply with the European Union Procurement Directives. In line with open competition policy , DWP has let a series of agreements, known as a Framework Enabling Arrangements with suppliers covering a broad range of consultancy and professional services.
You can see further information about the Framework
The Department anticipates that the majority of its consultancy and professional services requirements can be met via its framework agreements.
It is not possible to add a supplier to a specific framework arrangement, as the only means by which a framework agreement can be secured is to submit a successful tender during the competition.
The Department will however continue to advertise any requirements that it considers cannot be met using the framework arrangements in the Official Journal of the European Union. Any supplier can tender for requirements advertised in this way.