You will need get budget approval before you start the buying process.
If you’re buying for central government, you will need to go through the digital and IT spend control process.
If you’re buying for a public sector organisation outside of central government, you may need to get internal approval first.
You can buy directly from a supplier for services up to £25,000.
You will need quotes from at least 3 suppliers for services between £25,000 and £50,000.
You will need to run a ‘mini-competition’ for services over £50,000 to select a supplier.
Further details on the framework agreement can be found on the buyers’ guide.