CCTPA procurement frameworks offer public sector bodies transformative change

But what does this mean? What is a procurement framework?

A UK public sector organisation is governed by procurement law, and if contracts meet or exceed a certain price threshold, there are regulations that must be adhered to.

Once a threshold has been exceeded, an organisation must either run its own competitive tender process, or alternatively seek out a framework agreement where the service they need is already approved and listed.

If no suitable framework exists, CCTPA can work with you to build a bespoke one and source suppliers who are qualified and compliant with required regulation to offer the services within it. 

The buyer can then award a contract with prices and terms set for a given period of time.

 

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CCTPA framework process

  • A Framework Invitation to Tender (ITT) notice is published on the Government FTS website (https://www.find-tender.service.gov.uk).
  • Bids are received from across the market for the Lots covered within it.
  • The criteria for successful bids include meeting the detailed specification, price, added extra value and corporate social responsibility.
  • Successful Lots are awarded and published on the FTS site.
  • The framework is officially declared open for interested buyers, and remains so for a period of four years.

Why use a framework?

  • Reduced procurement costs and pressure on internal resource.
  • Streamlined and de-risked procurement process.
  • Access to highly attractive pricing.
  • The benefit of expert, detailed marking by framework managers.
  • Framework suppliers are already professionally assessed.

Why use a CCTPA framework?

  • Extremely competitive pricing compared with an individual tender.
  • Free savings analysis/comparison services.
  • Expert framework management.
  • Support through call off and implementation.
  • Bespoke frameworks can be built.

Banking and Finance Framework (BFF)

The first framework produced and managed by CCTPA is the Banking and Finance Framework (BFF).