Our DPS is a great option for customers looking to procure specialist planned maintenance contracts. 

It provides you with a quick, effective and compliant way to manage your projects. And, it’s designed to support smaller packages of work, with SME contractors providing specialist trades.

Some aspects of the model are similar to a framework – but an important difference is that suppliers can join or leave the DPS at any time. This makes it easier for local or incumbent contractors to bid for your contract.

Like to speak to a member of the team about your project? Contact us today.

Scope of Works

This DPS covers planned capital works. It provides access to smaller, specialist contractors able to carry our your projects. We’ve developed a skills matrix to give you a detailed picture of how many of our current DPS contractors can deliver the works you’re looking for.

The DPS’s scope also means that local SME contractors are able to apply to join the DPS before we go to tender for your contract.

Suppliers on our DPS specialise in various work streams such as:

  • Scaffolding
  • Excavation and earthwork
  • Demolition
  • Drainage
  • Concrete work
  • Masonry work
  • Roofing
  • Woodwork
  • Painting and decorating
  • Cleaning and clearance
  • Glazing
  • Plumbing and heating
  • Electrical installs
  • TV aerials
  • Door entry systems
  • General maintenance
  • Refurbishments
  • Kitchens and bathrooms
  • Electrical testing / rewires
  • Fencing and gates
  • Drainage installations
  • Concrete repair work
  • Windows & doors
  • Metalwork
  • General Builders
  • Fire doors
  • Alarms
  • Security
  • CCTV
  • Warden call
  • Finishing works (plastering, rendering, flooring, carpeting)


Suppliers can join or leave the DPS at any time, which means that the list of contractors is changeable. We’ve developed a skills matrix to give you a detailed picture of how many of our current DPS contractors can deliver the works you’re looking for. Please contact us today to see the current list.

Can I ask my preferred suppliers to join the DPS? 

Yes – if you have any small and/or local firms you like to use for certain repairs or maintenance works and are looking for a complaint route to award, you can point them to our DPS. This will make mini tenders including your preferred suppliers easier. We’ve produced some advice for suppliers looking to join the DPS – you can read it here. 

Using the DPS

Step 1

We’ll talk to you about your upcoming project and ask you to complete a pre-project form. This helps us to tailor our services to your specific project and get you procurement ready.

Step 2

Any contractors which you already know can register to join the DPS at this stage. Once approved they can then be included in your tender.

Step 3

Once you’re happy to proceed we will issue an Invitation to Tender (ITT) to all of the suppliers on the relevant Lot. Suppliers can choose to opt-in or opt-out of tendering.

Step 4

Interested suppliers will then return the completed ITT back to you as the Client by your deadline.

Step 5

You will evaluate the submissions and issue an award to the successful supplier. You must notify SEC of the decision.

All call offs from the DPS have to be mini tenders. We will manage this process and be the initial point of contact if you need help or advice.

Who can access this DPS?

Any publicly funded body can use the DPS – access is not limited to SEC Members alone. Full details can be found here.

The DPS is for contracts with a value of £25,000 and over.

Is there a cost to access? 

There is no access fee to use our DPS for projects over £150,000. A levy % dependant on whether you are a guest or member is collected directly from the contractor once a call off contract is awarded. The levy operates on a cascade system – with the % charge decreasing in line with contract spend.

For projects £150,000 or less we will charge an access fee. This is £500 + VAT for support with a price only evaluation and £2,250 + VAT for price and quality evaluation support. No levy is then charged post contract award.

If you’d like to discuss this with us in more detail please let us know – we’re happy to help.

Next Steps

Ready to use this framework?

Please contact us today. Our Procurement team will support you with your requirements.

Have some further questions?

Contact a member of the team today – we’re happy to help. Call 020 8036 0004 or email info@southeastconsortium.org.uk.