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Last updated 1 April 2023

Use the Get help buying for schools service to get free help and support with buying goods and services.

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