Department for Culture Media and Sport


Procurement is the acquisition of goods or services at the best possible total cost of ownership, in the right quantity, at the right time, in the right place for the direct benefit or use of the governments, corporations, or individuals via, but not limited to, a contract.

The Department has already outsourced the majority of its central support services, including its information technology requirements. Purchases of goods and other services are limited to the relatively small needs of the core department.

Contracts and purchasing are organised centrally within the Department.
Anyone wishing to supply the Department should write in the first instance to:

Procurement Team
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
2-4 Cockspur Street
London SW1Y 5DH

Head of Procurement: Paul Howard,, direct line 020 7211 2175
Procurement Manager: Noel Miller,, direct line 020 7211 2021

More information is available on our contracts strategy page.

DCMS Procurement – how do we procure goods and services?

DCMS is a very small, policy orientated Department and because of our size, we do not as a rule keep supplier lists or rosters for such services except for design and web-based services. If a requirement arises, we would avail ourselves of the relevant OGC/OGCBS Framework Agreements. If we have a requirement which is under the EU threshold and is not covered by other Frameworks, then we would advertise on this website, in Contrax Weekly or tender using e-procurement solutions provided by BIP Ltd (Delta).

All relevant procurements are advertised on the contracts finder website.

Improving the Procurement Process for Small and Medium Enterprises

The Government is taking action to ensure that small firms and organisations, which it considers to be vital to the economy and promoting growth, are no longer shut out of procurement processes because of excessive bureaucracy and petty regulation. Below you will find what the Department for Culture Media and Sport have implemented.


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