Frameworks help public sector clients to procure goods and services from a list of pre-approved suppliers, with agreed terms and conditions and legal protections.
Frameworks are often divided into ‘lots’ by product or service type, and by region. This means that suppliers offering certain kinds of specialist goods or services, sometimes in a specific geographic location, can bid to join the lot that best suits their offer.
The frameworks cover the majority of the industry ranging from small to large-scale development, including residential, care, and student accommodation, as well as public buildings and the upgrade of occupied homes via planned refurbishment.
Suppliers compete through a competitive procurement process to be awarded on to the Framework Agreement and are evaluated on a price/quality ratio to ensure best value at all times.
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