The toolkit is addressed at Framework officers – those responsible for setting up and running the Framework. Where actions are required by other stakeholders, this is explicitly stated.
This toolkit has four levels:
- Level 1 – Introduction
- Level 2 – Process/Explanation
Start by working through the Level 1 pages:
- Purpose of toolkit
- What is a framework agreement?
- Why use a framework agreement?
- How will frameworking affect you?
- Information sources
- Advice and support
- The process explained
The big picture
“The process explained” is the gateway to the tools. Here you will find a process map and it will be helpful to print this PDF before you proceed.
“The process explained” leads to the Level 2 pages that map the process:
Level 2 describes the 10 stages in the process:
- 1. Demonstrating the need
- 2. Seeking approval
- 3. Preparing the papers
- 4. Pre-qualification
- 5. Short-listing
- 6. Negotiation
- 7. Appointment
- 8. Project allocation
- 9. Construction
- 10. Operation and maintenance.