Benefits of using a framework
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You can use frameworks without having to run a full buying process.
Each framework agreement has:
- details of products, services and suppliers available
- an agreed pricing structure and terms and conditions
- guidance on how to buy
Buying from a framework can be quicker and easier than getting bids or quotes because the agreements:
- have already been through a full competitive tender process
- have been quality checked
- are checked to make sure they comply with the law
- may have draft specifications and help available