The design services framework (DSF) consists of four multi-discipline frameworks and 78 single-discipline frameworks. It replaces the former multi-functional design framework.
The new DSF aims to provide access to a wider range of multi-skilled suppliers including small and medium enterprises (SMEs) who form circa 25% of the single discipline suppliers on the DSF.
The work is expected to be worth around £400m for Control Period 6 (2019-2024) and up to £640m if the option to extend the framework into Control Period 7 (2024-2029) is taken up.
Two contracts per region have been awarded for each of the following 10 single disciplines and four multi-discipline frameworks have been awarded at a national level.
- Buildings & Architecture
- Civil & Structural
- Consents & Environment
- E&P Contact Systems
- E&P Distribution Design
- E&P Plant
The framework contracts, which went live on 1st January 2020, have been awarded to the following 34 suppliers: