The following Contracting organisations are entitled to place orders:
International Client organisations across all Vertical Markets.
Central Government Departments, Local Government and Public Corporations that can be accessed at the Public Sector Classification Guide:
Please note Central Government departments may be subject to Government Digital Service approval before using the Framework Agreement.
Local Authorities (England and Wales)
National Parks Authorities
Educational Establishments in England and Wales, maintained by the Department for Children, Schools and Families including Schools, Universities and Colleges but not Independent Schools
Police Forces in the United Kingdom
Police Forces and Special Police Forces in the United Kingdom, and/or Police and Crime Commissioners (as defined by the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011) and/or the Police Authorities (as defined in the Police Act 1964, Police Act 1996, Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005, Police and Justice Act 2006, Police, Public Order and Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2006), and other relevant legislation for the constituent parts of the United Kingdom, for their respective rights and interests.
Fire and Rescue Services in the United Kingdom
NHS Bodies England
Hospices in the UK
Registered Social Landlords (Housing Associations)
Third Sector and Charities in the United Kingdom
Citizens Advice in the United Kingdom
Scottish Public Bodies
The framework agreement will be available for use by any Scottish Public Sector Body: the Authority; Scottish Non-Departmental Public Bodies; offices in the Scottish Administration which are not ministerial offices; cross-border public authorities within the meaning of section 88(5) of the Scotland Act 1998; the Scotland Office; the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body; councils constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 (except where they are acting in their capacity as educational authority); Scottish joint fire boards or joint fire and rescue boards; Scottish joint police boards or any successor National Police or Fire Authority; Scottish National Park authorities, bodies registered as social landlords under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001, Scottish health boards or special health boards, Student Loans Company Limited, Northern Lighthouse Board, further or higher education institutions being fundable bodies within the meaning of section 6 of the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 2005 any public body established by or under the Scotland Act 1998 or any Act of the Scottish Parliament, any association of or formed by one or more of the foregoing, bodies financed wholly or mainly by one or more of the foregoing, bodies subject to management supervision by one or more of the foregoing and bodies more than half of the board of directors or members of which, or, in the case of a group of individuals, more than half of those individuals, being appointed by one or more of the foregoing.
Scottish Local Authorities
Scottish Agencies, NDPBs
Scottish NHS Bodies
Scottish Further and Higher Education Bodies
Scottish Housing Associations
The Scotland Office
Registered Social Landlords (Housing Associations) - Scotland
Scottish Primary Schools
Scottish Secondary Schools
Scottish Special Schools
Welsh Public Bodies
National Assembly for Wales, Welsh Assembly Government and Welsh Local Authorities, and all bodies covered by:
Housing Associations – Registered Social Landlords Wales
Universities in Wales
Colleges in Wales
Schools in Wales (nursery, primary, middle, secondary, special, independent schools and pupil referral units)
Northern Ireland Public Bodies
Northern Ireland Government Departments
Northern Ireland Public Sector Bodies and Local Authorities
Schools in Northern Ireland
Universities in Northern Ireland
Health and Social care in Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland Housing Associations
Police Service of Northern Ireland
Any corporation established, or a group of individuals appointed to act together, for the specific purpose of meeting needs in the general interest, not having an industrial or commercial character, and (i) financed wholly or mainly by another contracting authority listed above in this section of this Framework Agreement;
(a) subject to management supervision by another contracting authority listed above in this section of this Framework Agreement; or
(b) more than half of the board of directors or members of which, or, in the case of a group of individuals, more than half of those individuals, are appointed by another contracting authority listed above in this section of this Framework Agreement
(c) an association of or formed by one or more of the Contracting Authorities listed above in this section of this Framework Agreement Entities which are not public sector bodies may also use the Framework Agreement if the Authority is satisfied that:
- Such entity is calling-off goods and/or services directly, solely and exclusively in order to satisfy contractual obligations to one or more public sector bodies, all of which are entitled to use the Framework Agreement on their own account; • all goods to be called-off by it are to be used directly, solely and exclusively to provide goods and/or services at sites occupied by such public sector body(ies); and
- It will pass the benefit of the call-off contract to such public sector body(ies) directly, in full and on a purely “pass-through” basis. Accordingly there must be no mark-up, management fee, service charge or any similar cost solely in relation to the supply of goods and/or services imposed on the relevant public sector body(ies), who must be able to benefit from the terms of the Framework Agreement in a like manner and to the same extent as if using the Framework Agreement on its/their own account.
Any ‘bodies governed by public law’ which under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 means bodies that have all of the following characteristics;
(a) they are established for the specific purpose of meeting needs in the general interest, not having an industrial or commercial character;
(b) they have legal personality; and
(c) they have any of the following characteristics:
(d) they are financed, for the most part, by the State, regional or local authorities, or by other bodies governed by public law;
(e) they are subject to management supervision by those authorities or bodies; or
(f) they have an administrative, managerial or supervisory board, more than half of whose members are appointed by the State, regional or local authorities, or by other bodies governed by public law.
For the avoidance of doubt, any successor bodies of any of the above entities shall be entitled to place orders and shall be deemed Participating Authorities for the purposes of this Framework Agreement.