Our Whole House Refurbishment Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS)

Introduction to our DPS

SWPAs OJEU compliant Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) is an open market solution designed to provide buyers with access to a pool of pre-qualified suppliers in respect of building works, goods and services for use in public sector refurbishment and maintenance.


The duration of the DPS is for four years with the option to extend for an additional four years, up to a maximum eight years.

Five categories of works

  • Kitchens, bathrooms and associated works
  • Landscaping
  • Electrical works
  • Painting and decoration
  • Multi-disciplinary (Installation of whole house internal and external works as defined in, but not limited to, the above categories of works)

Project value bands

The DPS will generally apply to minor building works projects valued up to £500k per project. For projects valued above this threshold, SWPA clients can use the WH2 framework.

Benefits of using our DPS

Time saving

Quick and easy access to approved suppliers


Confidence that you have access to pre-qualified trades with the right qualifications, experience and financial standing to deliver your project

Quality & Value

Only suppliers who offer quality and value are pre-qualified


Access to a wide number of pre-qualified suppliers

Local Delivery

Offers the opportunity to engage with local suppliers supporting the wider Government aim of working with local businesses for economic growth

Select 20 Consultation

Our DPS makes it easier for clients to comply with leaseholder consultations

How does a DPS differ from a framework?


  • No maximum time limit
  • No direct award (further competition only)
  • Flexible – suppliers can join during the lifetime of DPS
  • Allows clients to use their own T&Cs, pricing & specification
  • Increased accessibility for small medium enterprises


  • Maximum duration of 4 years
  • Direct award permissible
  • Fixed list of suppliers
  • Call-off documents have to be in line with what was structured when establishing the framework
  • Typically harder to SMEs to access

Clients and suppliers

The process of using our DPS. A step-by-step flowchart illustrates how the process works when using our DPS.

How can suppliers apply?

Suppliers can apply throughout the duration of the DPS. See the detailed flowchart demonstrating the process involved when applying to be a DPS appointed company.


DPS application guide


To become a DPS a supplier today, complete the supplier standard questionnaire.


Apply now


The process of bidding for work from SWPA clients.

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