A framework is an agreement with suppliers to establish the terms governing contracts to be awarded during the life of the agreement with regard to scope, quality, price, quantity envisaged and importantly the terms in which organisations can award call off contracts throughout the framework duration. SPA frameworks give our Partners the option to either Direct Award or run further Competition via a Mini Competition when calling off from the frameworks.
Suppliers compete through a competitive procurement process to be awarded onto the Framework agreement and are evaluated on a price/quality ratio to ensure best value at all times.
SPA frameworks are eligible to be used by any organisation that is publicly or partially publicly funded to procure works, goods, and services for consultancy, construction, refurbishment, and maintenance of social housing and public buildings.
SPA frameworks have been developed to provide an efficient route to market for our partners whilst ensuring value for money continues to be achieved.
All SPA frameworks are procured in accordance with all Scottish procurement regulations and are developed to ensure nationwide coverage whilst providing opportunities for SMEs and national companies alike.
Quicker route to market than other procurement procedures
Both Direct Award and Further Competition Call-Off options are available
Compliant with Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015
Supports the Sustainable Procurement Duty
Further assessment of supplier capability optional
Potential improvement on framework prices via Mini Competition process
Call-Off contracts awarded under a framework agreement can access the length of the framework itself