Awarding Framework Call-Off Contracts

30 Jan - Tiverton, UK

Why attend

This course is designed to provide you 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 of awarding compliant contracts from frameworks. 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

£75 per delegate or £130 if you sign up to more than one course on the same day.

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 01235 838155.