Awarding Framework and Call-Off Contracts

13 Aug 2020 - Online course

This course is designed to provide delegates with an understanding of the requirements for awarding compliant contracts from framework agreements. In addition, the regulatory requirements for using other authorities’ frameworks means clear understanding is needed not just of the buyer’s requirements but also of the restrictions of use associated with framework agreements established by other contracting bodies in order to reduce the risk of challenge.

Who should attend?

The course is aimed at procurement practitioners, contract managers, compliance managers and operational stakeholders, who need to understand the legal requirements in respect of the awarding compliant contracts from frameworks in a legal manner. Many involved in the procurement process are likely to be impacted by frameworks, whether involved in the procurement of the framework itself, the award of a call off contract, or the management of a framework agreement. Therefore this course is suitable not only for those new to procurement but also those who need to update their knowledge of frameworks under the Public Contract Regulations 2015 and the Utilities Contract Regulations 2016.

Agenda

  • Introduction to Frameworks
  • Relevance of EU Rules and the Treaty Principles
  • Key rules for Frameworks
  • Who can use a Framework
  • Awarding contracts under a Framework
  • Issues resulting in using other authorities Frameworks
  • Considerations for Contracts Finder
  • Risk of legal challenge
  • Ineffectiveness
  • Case law

Cost

£99 + VAT per delegate.

All prices shown are per delegate excluding VAT at the current rate.

For information on the above course or to book, contact themis@achilles.com or Tel: +44 (0)7557 869239.