Framework Agreement

To quote the CIPS Position Statement, 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 tasks.

Information about Framework Agreement

A key aim of a framework agreement 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. (See section 10 below for a detailed discussion of call-offs.

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