Frameworks and DPS

Approved framework agreements and dynamic purchasing systems (DPSs) to help you save time and money.

We work with carefully selected suppliers to agree terms that benefit our members, whilst still delivering a service specified to local requirements, and supporting local decision making and accountability.

How you can benefit

  • Cost savings for members through collaborative spend savings and reduced administrative costs
  • Time savings as there is no need to carry out a full procurement process and call-offs allow for reduced timescales between identifying a need and fulfilling it
  • Legal compliance has been proven
  • Negotiated terms which suit our customers' needs and pro-forma contracts reduce the amount of time and legal input needed from members
  • Flexibility through the use of direct award to first ranked suppliers on certain frameworks or mini-competition for DPSs or more complex or larger requirements

Connectivity

Cyber security

Service

Web filtering and monitoring

A range of web filtering and monitoring solutions enabling you to apply your web use policies, with the most appropriate technology and toolset for your organisation

Cloud

Service

Telephony purchasing service

Purchase a range of telephony services with added reassurance of fast and reliable data transfer over the Janet Network

Service

Shared data centre

Save money, improve energy efficiency and get the scalability you need – by moving systems and services to off-site data centres

Service

Janet txt

A secure SMS messaging service to manage and distribute messages to individuals or groups

Service

GÉANT IaaS framework

An EU-compliant procurement framework for cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS)

Service

Data archiving framework

A highly secure, easy-to-use and cost-effective data archiving service for research and education

What is a framework?

A framework is an ‘umbrella’ agreement with one or more suppliers for the purchase of goods or services that institutions are able to use.

What is a DPS?

A dynamic purchasing system (DPS) is a procedure available for contracts for works, services and goods commonly available on the market. As a procurement tool, it has some aspects that are similar to an electronic framework agreement, but where new suppliers can join at any time.