Construction Professional Services Dynamic Purchasing System

Publication reference: 2021/S 000-008555
Publication date: 21 April 2021

F01: Prior information notice

Prior information only

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

9th Floor, The Capital, Old Hall Street


L3 9PP



+44 3450103503


United Kingdom

NUTS code

UK - United Kingdom

Internet address(es)
Main address

one.2) Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

one.3) Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority

one.5) Main activity

Other activity

Public Procurement

Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

Construction Professional Services Dynamic Purchasing System

Reference number


two.1.2) Main CPV code
  • 71000000 - Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services
two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) as the Authority intends to put in place a dynamic purchasing system for the provision of Construction Related Professional Services.

The DPS will offer an alternative route to market. It will focus on lower value contracts and will look to attract SME's and niche specialists to the category, therefore complementing the existing CPS framework and providing customers with a range of procurement solutions.

The DPS will offer a varied range of technical advice for estates, property and building works, including environmental and sustainability service provision. These will include services such as project management, civil and structural engineering, building services engineering and carbon reduction advice.

The proposed DPS filters, subject to engagement are to be Services, Disciplines, and Regions.

The DPS is to be utilised by Central Government Departments and all other UK Public Sector Bodies, including but not limited to, Local Authorities, Health, Police, Fire and Rescue, Education, Housing, Charities, Not for Profit, Nuclear and Devolved Administrations and International.

This DPS remains open for any supplier to request to participate throughout its 48-month duration. CCS reserves the right to reduce, extend or terminate the DPS period at any time during its lifetime in accordance with the terms set out in the DPS agreement.

two.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: £100,000,000

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.2) Description

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 50200000 - Repair, maintenance and associated services related to aircraft, railways, roads and marine equipment
  • 70110000 - Development services of real estate
  • 71000000 - Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services
  • 71200000 - Architectural and related services
  • 71210000 - Advisory architectural services
  • 71220000 - Architectural design services
  • 71221000 - Architectural services for buildings
  • 71223000 - Architectural services for building extensions
  • 71230000 - Organisation of architectural design contests
  • 71240000 - Architectural, engineering and planning services
  • 71241000 - Feasibility study, advisory service, analysis
  • 71242000 - Project and design preparation, estimation of costs
  • 71244000 - Calculation of costs, monitoring of costs
  • 71245000 - Approval plans, working drawings and specifications
  • 71247000 - Supervision of building work
  • 71248000 - Supervision of project and documentation
  • 71250000 - Architectural, engineering and surveying services
  • 71300000 - Engineering services
  • 71310000 - Consultative engineering and construction services
  • 71311000 - Civil engineering consultancy services
  • 71311200 - Transport systems consultancy services
  • 71311210 - Highways consultancy services
  • 71311220 - Highways engineering services
  • 71311230 - Railway engineering services
  • 71311240 - Airport engineering services
  • 71312000 - Structural engineering consultancy services
  • 71313000 - Environmental engineering consultancy services
  • 71313100 - Noise-control consultancy services
  • 71313200 - Sound insulation and room acoustics consultancy services
  • 71313400 - Environmental impact assessment for construction
  • 71313410 - Risk or hazard assessment for construction
  • 71313420 - Environmental standards for construction
  • 71313440 - Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) services for construction
  • 71313450 - Environmental monitoring for construction
  • 71314100 - Electrical services
  • 71314200 - Energy-management services
  • 71314300 - Energy-efficiency consultancy services
  • 71315000 - Building services
  • 71317000 - Hazard protection and control consultancy services
  • 71317100 - Fire and explosion protection and control consultancy services
  • 71317200 - Health and safety services
  • 71317210 - Health and safety consultancy services
  • 71318000 - Advisory and consultative engineering services
  • 71320000 - Engineering design services
  • 71321000 - Engineering design services for mechanical and electrical installations for buildings
  • 71322100 - Quantity surveying services for civil engineering works
  • 71324000 - Quantity surveying services
  • 71326000 - Ancillary building services
  • 71330000 - Miscellaneous engineering services
  • 71332000 - Geotechnical engineering services
  • 71333000 - Mechanical engineering services
  • 71334000 - Mechanical and electrical engineering services
  • 71350000 - Engineering-related scientific and technical services
  • 71351000 - Geological, geophysical and other scientific prospecting services
  • 71352000 - Subsurface surveying services
  • 71353000 - Surface surveying services
  • 71354000 - Map-making services
  • 71355000 - Surveying services
  • 71356000 - Technical services
  • 71400000 - Urban planning and landscape architectural services
  • 71410000 - Urban planning services
  • 71420000 - Landscape architectural services
  • 71500000 - Construction-related services
  • 71510000 - Site-investigation services
  • 71520000 - Construction supervision services
  • 71521000 - Construction-site supervision services
  • 71530000 - Construction consultancy services
  • 71540000 - Construction management services
  • 71541000 - Construction project management services
  • 71600000 - Technical testing, analysis and consultancy services
  • 71700000 - Monitoring and control services
  • 71800000 - Consulting services for water-supply and waste consultancy
  • 71900000 - Laboratory services
  • 72000000 - IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
  • 72224000 - Project management consultancy services
  • 72242000 - Design-modelling services
  • 73000000 - Research and development services and related consultancy services
  • 75251110 - Fire-prevention services
  • 79418000 - Procurement consultancy services
  • 79422000 - Arbitration and conciliation services
  • 79933000 - Design support services
  • 90712100 - Urban environmental development planning
  • 90712200 - Forest conservation strategy planning
  • 90712300 - Marine conservation strategy planning
  • 90712400 - Natural resources management or conservation strategy planning services
  • 90712500 - Environmental institution building or planning
  • 90713000 - Environmental issues consultancy services
  • 90714000 - Environmental auditing
  • 90715000 - Pollution investigation services
  • 90731000 - Services related to air pollution
  • 90732000 - Services related to soil pollution
  • 90733000 - Services related to water pollution
  • 98360000 - Marine services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UK - United Kingdom
two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Construction Professional Services Dynamic Purchasing System

The DPS will provide a wide range of industry expert construction professional services at discreet delivery stages (from inception to completion). The services are intended to support eligible public sector bodies in delivering a wide and varied range of major and minor building, and civil engineering projects at locations throughout the UK.

two.2.14) Additional information

The category structure of this DPS will be determined as a result of the engagement process, and will be confirmed within the contract notice, as will the estimated value of the agreement. However the nature and types of services that may be required are as per the identified CPV codes.

two.3) Estimated date of publication of contract notice

22 September 2021

Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

Section six. Complementary information

six.3) Additional information

RM6242 Construction Professional Services DPS

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) as the Authority intends to put in place a dynamic purchasing system for the provision of Construction Related Professional Services. It is intended the DPS will run alongside the Construction Professional Service Framework RM6165 and will be utilised by eligible Central Government Departments and all other UK Public Sector Bodies, including but not limited to, Local Authorities, Health, Police, Fire and Rescue, Education, Housing, Charities, Not for Profit, Nuclear and Devolved Administrations and International.

This Prior Information Notice is to signal an intention to commence market engagement with those within the Construction Professional Services market.

For further information on DPS procurement activity and future market engagement events please visit our CCS website on the Upcoming Deals page;

CCS is committed to developing routes to market that offer opportunities to organisations of all sizes and on the back of extensive supply chain engagement Crown Commercial Service Category Team has developed a Category Strategy that is designed to offer a wide portfolio of construction professional services at locations throughout the UK. It is envisaged that the DPS will support the construction services market regionally and allow organisations of all sizes to have access to those opportunities.

It is planned that the DPS will be live at the same time as the RM6165 framework. During market engagement Crown Commercial Service will invite suggestions and feedback on the proposed structure of the DPS from the market including industry experts, specialists, suppliers and potential customers.

CCS aims to start market engagement 6th May 2021 via a supplier survey, to gather feedback on the DPS basis of design.

To participate in market engagement please email with any suggestions and/or feedback in your email, along with the following details:

1. Organisation name

2. Contact name

3. Job title of contact (including responsibility within your organisation)

4. Contact phone number

5. Contact email

6. Organisation website link

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will use an eSourcing system for this competition and reserves the right to use an electronic auction.

Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so.

If you have any questions or comments in respect of this project please email