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Procurement and Skills

Framework Effectiveness


A recommendation of the GCS is to assess the ‘Effectiveness of Frameworks’. The Cabinet Office has asked for support from the NIEP to investigate the effective use of frameworks and other routes to market across the public sector, addressing what works and assessing the effectiveness of existing arrangements. The objective is to ensure that frameworks do not create a barrier to enter the market, particularly for SMEs and at the local level, without some assurance that longer term relationships and economies of scale will produce greater value for the taxpayer.


A draft of this paper is due 30th November 2011, with the final draft due at the Government Construction Board in December 2011.


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