Frameworks

Procurement isn’t just about cost, it’s about safeguarding your business and mitigating risk for the long term. Discover how.

Dedicated Category Buyers

Our buyers know their categories well and understand that your priorities are savings, risk mitigation and compliance.  They’ll work with you not just at the beginning of your contract but right the way through its lifecycle to make sure that your chosen supplier delivers service and quality to your expectations.

Risk management

As PfH aggregates spend with suppliers we can leverage our relationship as we are often in the upper tier of supplier customers.  In addition our sourcing, contract and supplier management processes manage risk within the supply chain making sure our customers are never unpleasantly surprised.

Customers using our framework agreements benefit from preferential pricing improving profit, cash and return on capital employed.

Award your contract in the way that’s best for your organisation

Our category buyers work on your behalf to award your contract through a direct call-off, mini competition or premium competition. They follow a unique 5-step process to implement new frameworks that provide solutions to your organisation’s priorities.

Mini competition

Mini-competitions are much faster and less laborious than a full tender process and there is no need to advertise the requirement in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU). The process also allows you to further refine your exact requirements whilst retaining the benefits offered under the original framework agreement.

Premium mini competition

Our standard service is free and will suit those organisations with the resources to complete the evaluation. For those organisations that require additional support we offer a premium service at an additional cost.

Direct call off

Using the direct call off method allows you to select the supplier that has been ranked number one following our EU compliant tender process.

Direct Frameworks