Demonstrating the need

This is the first of 10 stages in the process.

Need a Framework?

Steps towards frameworking:

  • Background knowledge
  • Learn from past projects
  • Analyse the portfolio
  • Apply the 10 golden rules for establishing a framework
  • Get the whole team on board

“Need a Framework?” continued…

Awareness Event

Officers should be able to outline the case for frameworking as follows:

  • What have we learned from recent projects?
  • What are our options for the future?
  • What do we know about best practice elsewhere?
  • Why and how do we need to deal with suppliers differently?

“Awareness Event” continued…

Procurement Strategy

Procurement strategy workshop:

  • Barriers
  • Solutions
  • Packaging the work

Specific legal, finance and audit aspects:

  • The Prudential Code
  • Framework agreement
  • OGC gateways
  • Sequence of tasks

“Procurement Strategy” continued…

Know your market?

Before breaking the news to potential suppliers, consider:

  • Time to market – can the local supply chain respond immediately; can the local supply chain be developed so that it can respond to an increased workload; will outside suppliers be needed?
  • Sustainable local community – what are opportunities and risks for the local construction community and can the consumption of physical and energy resources be cut?

“Know your market?” continued…

Consultation and Commitment

This workshop is to:

  • Draw out stakeholders’ objectives
  • Encourage innovation.
  • Communicate the strategy.

You will need to cast your net wide to achieve both.
“Consultation and Commitment” continued…

Market day – What?

This is the first of three open seminars with suppliers.

  • Making suppliers aware of what the authority is proposing
  • Implications for suppliers.

“Market Day – What?” continued…
Continue to “Seeking Approval”