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Last updated 13 December 2022

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