Buying using framework agreements

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How to buy

We are part of several buying and procurement frameworks to help you save valuable time and money when going out to tender. You can find the right solution for you by browsing the framework links above or contacting one of our experienced team today.

Benefits of procuring via a Framework

Speed and convenience
Faster, cheaper and more convenient than other procurement routes

No charge
Purchasers and buyers do not don’t have to pay a premium to use a framework agreement.

Ease of use
Buying from a framework agreement is as easy as picking products and services from an online catalogue.

Built-in compliance
Agreements comply with UK/EU procurement legislation, avoiding lengthy procurement processes.

Peace of mind
The suppliers have been vetted and are actively managed, comply with accreditations, standards and legislation.

Favourable T's and C's
Frameworks offer pre-agreed standard terms and conditions, so you don’t have to negotiate them yourself.

Competitive pricing
Suppliers on framework contracts offer competitive, controlled prices, which may go down.

Crown Commercial Service

CCS plays an essential role in helping the UK public sector save money when buying common goods and services.

Framework Ref.
G-Cloud 12 RM1557.12
Data and Application Solutions RM3821
Digital Outcomes and Specialists 5 RM1043.7
Technology Services 2 RM3804
Business Consultancy Services (part (MCF2) RM6008
Traffic Management Technology 2 RM1089
Back Office Software RM6194
Software Design and Implementation Services RM6193


G-Cloud

Under G-Cloud 12, the latest iteration of the G-Cloud framework for cloud-based services, we offer an extensive range of more than 285 cloud-based services across the three service lots of cloud hosting, cloud software, etc., cloud support.

Public Sector Frameworks

Health and care

CCS plays an essential role in helping the UK public sector save money when buying common goods and services.

Framework Ref.
ESPO - Electronic Document Scanning Solutions 390-18
ESPO - Electronic Homecare Monitoring and Scheduling Solutions 394_19
QE Framework - Gateshead Health Trust Clinical IT (software and hardware) Solutions for use in all areas of healthcare CI/06/06
SBS - Healthcare Clinical Information System Services SBS/13/TS/W/8387


Pensions

Framework Ref.
Pensions Administration Software – LGPS NCCT41608


Libraries

Framework Ref.
ESPO (Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation) N350_19

Technical Services

Framework Ref.
Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC) SLRA (Software Licence Resellers Agreement)
KCS Professional Services (acting for Kent County Council) Y20011 - National Framework for Software Products and Associated Services
London NHS Procurement Partnership(NHS LPP)
Lead Authority - Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
Information Management and Technology (including IT Managed Service)

Finance and People Management

Framework Ref. Notes.

Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC)

Corporate Software Lot 1: Financial Management Software
Lot 2: Human Resource Management System Software
Lot 3: Payroll System Software
Lot 4: Academy Learner Management Information System Software
Lot 5: FE College Learner Management Information System Software
YPO Online Payment Applications Lot 5
YPO Cashless Catering Systems Lot 7

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