Framework Arrangements

CIPS is expressing beliefs on framework arrangements as they are a fundamental part of managing the supply of goods and services, yet are often a source of confusion.

Information about Framework Arrangements

Framework arrangements are becoming more popular as they represent a 'smarter' way of purchasing than placing 'one-off' orders for recurrent contracts for works or supplies; by, for example, optimising volume purchasing discounts and minimising repetitive purchasing tasks.

A key aim of a framework arrangement should be to establish a pricing structure; however this does not mean that actual prices should be fixed but rather that there should be a mechanism that will be applied to pricing particular requirements during the period of the framework. It should also be possible to establish the scope and types of goods/ services that will need to be called-off.

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