Direct Award Contracts (DACs) occur when a contract is awarded to a contractor without a competition, or where there is a material change to an existing contract.

What is a DAC?

Public procurement should, in the majority of cases, be subject to competition to ensure best value for money.  DACs are also known as Single Tender Actions and occur when a contract is awarded to a contractor without a competition, or where there is a material change to an existing contract.  

DfI Roads & Rivers as a Centre of Procurement Expertise (CoPE) is obliged to publish all DACs for which they are responsible, of values greater than £30,000.

The table below provides details of all current DACs awarded by DfI Roads & Rivers of values greater than £30,000.  For information on DACs that have recently expired, please contact DfI Roads & Rivers Procurement.

DfI Roads & Rivers DACs greater than £30,000 

Date
Awarded

Contract Name

DAC Duration 

Supplier Name

Authorised By

Reason for Authorisation

11 April 2016

Integration of UK Pavement Management System (UKPMS) and Claims Management System (CMS) with existing Roads Maintenance Client System (RMCS)

8 years

WDM Ltd

DRD Permanent Secretary

Awarded in compliance with Regulation 32 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015

3 March 2021

Supply of Spare and Replacement Parts from Econ Engineering Limited

3 years

Econ Engineering Limited

DfI Permanent Secretary

Awarded in compliance with Regulation 32 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015

3 March 2021

Supply and Delivery of Rasco Spare and Replacement Parts from Pelican Engineering

3 years

Pelican Engineering

DfI Permanent Secretary

Awarded in compliance with Regulation 32 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015

24 March 2021

Data and Weather Station Management

17 months

Vaisala Ltd

DfI Permanent Secretary

Awarded in compliance with Regulation 32 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015

07 June 2021

Supply and Delivery of Rasco Spare and Replacement Parts

3 years

HARSH Ltd

DfI Permanent Secretary

Awarded in compliance with Regulation 32 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015

24 Feb 2022

Supply and Delivery of Spare and Replacement Parts and Specialist Engineering Services for Voith Schneider Propulsion Systems

3 years

Voith Turbo Ltd

DfI Permanent Secretary

Awarded in compliance with Regulation 32 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015

24 Feb 2022

Provision of Procurement Support 

2 years

Rowsell Wright Ltd

DFI Permanent Secretary

Awarded in compliance with Regulation 32 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015

 

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