Framework Agreements

    We have taken a leading role in helping local authorities introduce framework agreements for the procurement of care and support. Initially the framework agreements were focused on the procurement of housing support services and increasingly we have applied this method of procurement to personal care services as well as integrated care and support services.

    Framework agreements have the potential to deliver considerable cost efficiencies to local authorities as well as improved outcomes for individuals. Framework agreements can also provide considerable flexibility as services can be called off by block, spot and variable volume contracts as well as through personal budgets and virtual Direct Payments.