We understand that procurement can be confusing. Organisations often use different terms to describe the same thing. With that in mind, we designed this glossary to make buying with us and navigating our website easier. It is not designed to be an extensive list of all procurement terms.


Commercial Agreement Manager (CAM)

The person who manages the commercial agreement.

Commercial agreement

A commercial agreement refers to both a framework agreement and a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS).

It provides a compliant way to buy products or services from pre-approved suppliers. We complete checks to ensure suppliers can provide the products and services listed before they can join the commercial agreement.

Each commercial agreement has its own set of terms and conditions, schedules and order forms. It may also contain further information where an agreement offers more complex goods and services.

Take a look at our current commercial agreements

Become a supplier on a commercial agreement