Ministry of Justice Minor Works Dynamic Purchasing System – Market Engagement

Ministry of Justice Minor Works Dynamic Purchasing System – Market Engagement

The Minor Works Dynamic Purchasing System will be open for use across MoJ Prisons, Courts, Tribunals and corporate buildings.

MoJ – Minor Works Dynamic Purchasing System

Contract summary



    • Construction work – 45000000
    • Building demolition and wrecking work and earthmoving work – 45110000
    • Landscaping work – 45112700

Location of contract

North East, North West, Yorkshire and the Humber, East Midlands, West Midlands, East of England, London, South East, South West, Scotland, Wales

Procurement reference


Published date

5 May 2021

Closing date

31 May 2021

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?




The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) (the “Authority”) seeks to establish a Dynamic Purchasing System for Minor Works (MWDPS). The MoJ is a major government department, at the heart of the UK justice system.

The MWDPS will be open for use across MoJ Prisons, Courts, Tribunals and corporate buildings.
The purpose of the engagement is to inform the market of the opportunity, provide information to contractors on how to express an interest and how the DPS will operate, understand the potential market interest, sign post contractors to a questionnaire, gather feedback from contractors and offer the opportunity to attend a webinar. The MoJ want to explore areas such as:
– Encouraging SMEs;
– Barriers to participation;
– Maintaining a healthy contractor supply base;
– Opportunities to offer social value.

When issued, the procurement will be undertaken in accordance with a Regulation 34 of the PCR2015.
The MWDPS will operate across England, Wales and Scotland. The five work categories are:
– Building Structure/Groundworks,
– Mechanical Engineering,
– Electrical Engineering,
– Demolition and
– Multidisciplinary construction work

The MWDPS will be in operation on a 4+2+2 year term. However, this may be vary in line with emerging business needs.
The estimated spend for the first 4 years of the MWDPS is £260million, (£65 million per year).
Call-off contracts let under the MWDPS will have a maximum contract value of £1million, however we expect the majority of projects to have a contract value of <£500,000.

Project durations may be as short as 2 weeks but could be as long as 9 months.

The proposed terms and conditions to be used are the NEC4: Engineering & Construction Short Contract, however consideration is also being given to a bespoke set of terms and conditions for very low value works.
The market engagement is being jointly facilitated between the MoJ and Constructionline. Going forward the MWDPS platform for vetting contractors will be hosted and managed by Constructionline.

This is not a competitive process. Any information submitted shall be used to help shape the ongoing strategy. Any future requirements identified shall be advertised and competed through the MWDPS. Any parties interested should therefore seek to qualify onto the MWDPS.

To participate in the market engagement, please respond to the questionnaire via the following link We would be grateful if you could complete a Market Engagement Questionnaire before or by 17:00 on 19 of May 2021. This will allow the Authority to address any questions raised, where possible, during the webinar.

To learn more about the DPS and the procurement process there is a choice of 2 one-hour webinar sessions which are scheduled to take place at 2pm, Tuesday 25th and 11.30am, Thursday 27th May 2021. To sign up for a session use the following link


More information


Additional text
A full copy of the commentary used in the Find A Tender notification is attached to this notice.

Links to the questionnaire and registration for the webinar can be copied and pasted into your browser.


How to apply


Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.


About the buyer


Contact name

Angela Phillips


102 Petty France