We are delighted to be hosting the sixth webinar in LLG’s new Talking Procurement series.
The session will cover some common tricky questions faced when establishing and using frameworks and DPS.
- How can we estimate framework value when we don’t know what orders other users will place? What paper trail do we need to protect us?
- At the point of call-off do we need to use the same price/quality ratio as we did for the initial procurement to establish the framework?
- Can we vary call-off terms when calling off someone else’s framework? If so, to what extent? Does the answer depend on whether it is (a) a direct award or (b) a mini competition?
- How precisely do we have to define potential users of the framework we are setting up?
- When considering whether to divide a contract up into lots, what do you see as the advantages and disadvantages to be weighed up by local authorities?
- Can we say we will appoint “up to” [x] number of suppliers, or do we have to specify a precise number?
- In what circumstances might it be permissible to have a framework longer than 4 years?
- What are the key practical differences between frameworks and DPS' that lawyers need to be aware of?
- What is a pseduo DPS and how does it differ from a "normal" DPS?
Our procurement law experts will provide some practical tips on what the answers might be.