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Procurement framework agreements and G-Cloud
Get to grips with the benefits of using a framework agreement when buying goods and services for your school, including the government's G-cloud service.
This article is about using framework agreements, including the government's new G-Cloud service. Read this article to remind yourself of your rights and responsibilities when renewing your Management Information System (MIS) contract.
What's a procurement framework?
A framework agreement means that a body - such as the government or a local authority (LA) - has already selected suppliers and agreed the procurement terms and conditions with them. This includes prices, which can be set for up to 3 years in advance. These agreements are then offered to public organisations - in this case, your school.
Crown Commercial Service (CSS) - the biggest public procurement organisation in the UK - lists over 100 agreements on their website, covering areas
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