Facts and Benefits

The key benefits for using the Framework are:

  • It gives you access to accredited, excellent, affordable commissioning support suppliers without having to go through a long, complicated procurement.
  • It typically takes two – three months to call-off compared to nine – twelve months OJEU process.
  • The procurement (mini competition) usually takes about three months.
  • You will have access to free procurement and legal support to help you go through the process as quickly as possible.
  • It will ensure you are legally compliant, following procurement rules.
  • You can buy some, or all of your commissioning support needs.
  • You can use the framework whenever you are ready – the sooner, the better, to be compliant.
  • Suppliers will offer volume based discounts, particularly benefitting commissioners who come together – either through a joint tender or at a similar time to buy services.
  • You can collaborate with as many commissioners as you want.
  • You can determine the best way to price services based on your requirements.