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DFI Procurement Enhancement Programme – Surfacing Supplier Information Event Following completion of the market consultation exercise held in Autumn 2022, the Department developed a new procurement strategy for roads construction, road maintenance activities and other related transport/civils works valued up to £5 million which was published in March 2023. This new strategy, known as the Procurement Enhancement Programme (PEP), will be delivered through a series of Road Asset Management (RAM) Frameworks. The RAM Frameworks have been developed to provide an efficient and value for money procurement route for the Department for the management of road assets across Northern Ireland. The RAM programme will include eleven frameworks, covering all the road asset management and improvement works the Department undertakes regularly. These frameworks will be procured over a 4-year programme in ten separate procurement exercises. Frameworks will be limited to the following activities: surfacing; surface dressing; structures; road restraint systems; street lighting; small works; improvement projects; and road markings and surface treatments. Each NEC4 Framework will consist of a varying number of Lots representing a unique geographical works area. The scope of each Lot will be delivered using a 4-year ICC Measured Term Contract. Some frameworks will include further opportunities to bid through mini competition for one-off NEC4 ECC projects up to £5m, required in all areas covered by that framework. The programme is now being rolled out by the Department, with the first procurement opportunities available from autumn 2024, commencing with Surfacing Framework A. The Department will be hosting an online information session on 20 June 2024 for suppliers interested in tendering for Surfacing Framework A. If you are interested attending this event, please register your details at and a link to the event will be emailed to you. For more information on PEP please see the attached link. 03/06/2024 Link 03.06.24.doc