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

22
March 2018

Supply and Delivery of Spare and Replacement Parts for Cummins Engines

3 years

TBF Thompson

DfI Permanent Secretary

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

27
April 2018

Supply of Spare and Replacement Parts from Jet Patcher Corporation Ltd

3 years

Jet Patcher Corporation Ltd

DfI Permanent Secretary

 

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

27 
April
2018

Supply of Spare and Replacement Parts from Romaquip Ltd

3 years

Romaquip Ltd

DfI Permanent Secretary

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

27 
April 
​2018

Supply of Spare and Replacement Parts from Whale Tankers Ltd

3 years

Whale Tankers Ltd

DfI Permanent Secretary

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

10 July 2019

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

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

8 March 2021

Strangford Ferry Service - MV Portaferry II Hull Strengthening Project

One-off

Harland & Wolff (Belfast) Limited

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

Data and Weather Station Management

DfI Permanent Secretary

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

 

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