Further Competition Support Service

Free of charge advice and guidance can be obtained from the framework Help Desk (see Section 8 below). However if your requirement is particularly complex or you require assistance in undertaking the further competition, the framework offers a comprehensive further competition procurement service. The service fees vary depending upon the potential scale of the requirement and full details can be found in Appendix C. The further competition support service provides either a light touch documentation review service prior to engaging in the further competition, or a full procurement support service to undertake a fully compliant further competition exercise, be it a traditional exercise or a capability assessment exercise. The full procurement support service includes:

Activities will be undertaken through electronic communication unless a visit to site is deemed appropriate. Site visits will be undertaken at the Service Provider’s sole discretion and this will be assessed on a case by case basis. Site visits may be utilised to determine requirements, assess supplier capability, undertake evaluations or present findings. Where undertaken, a site visit will be provided within the service rate (excluding travel and subsistence).

The documentation review service is available to Members engaging in further competitions. A Member’s completed further competition documentation can be reviewed, critiqued and where appropriate amendments suggested, ensuring the documentation is fit for purpose and in keeping with spirit of the framework; thus enhancing the chances of a successful further competition. It is important to note that this service does not provide a documentation drafting service. Documentation drafting is an integral part of the full procurement support service detailed earlier this section.

Should you require further information about either of these services, or wish to benefit from the services, please contact the Strategic Contract Manager Steve Davies:

steve.davies@publicsectorlegalframework.org

07966 040 564


Further Competition Support Service Fee Structure

Initial advice and guidance is available from the Help Desk. However should it be required, Further Competition Support Services are available upon payment of the appropriate fees.

The Further Competition Support Services are chargeable services available to any framework user as follows:

  1. Documentation Review Service
    The fee for this service is £150 per further competition document set.
  2. Full Procurement Support Service
    A full Further Competition procurement support service is available to framework users. The service fee is £1500. The fees will be exclusive of VAT and travel and subsistence. The fee will include full procurement support to undertake a further competition exercise; support to include:

Activities will be undertaken through electronic communication unless a visit to site is deemed appropriate. Site visits will be undertaken at the Service Provider’s sole discretion and this will be assessed on a case by case basis. Site visits may be utilised to determine requirements, assess supplier capability, undertake evaluations or present findings. Where undertaken, a site visit will be provided within the service rate (excluding travel and subsistence).