What is a framework?

A framework is an agreement with suppliers to establish terms governing contracts that may be awarded during the life of the framework, in accordance with the Public Procurement Regulations 2015. In other words, it is a general term for agreements that set out terms and conditions for making specific purchases (call-offs). It allows our customers to save time and money when they need to purchase goods or services compliantly.

KCS have already vetted the chosen suppliers through the Tender evaluation process, we have made sure that the terms and conditions are designed to protect our customers. Under all of our frameworks customers are allowed to direct award which allows them to save time as well as money as they do not need to go through any lengthy tendering process as KCS have already done the hard work.


Frameworks Coming Soon…..


Professional Services have many new and exciting frameworks that you will be able to utilise in 2018. Here is a snapshot as to what they will cover.

Framework Description
Catering ServicesThis framework will include Educational Catering services, Social and Healthcare catering including community meals and venue and event catering.
Cleaning ServicesThis framework will include Educational and Public sector building cleaning services. The objective will be to deliver a clean, safe, orderly and enjoyable environment at all times for pupils employees and visitors.
Frozen, Chilled and AmbientThis framework will include Frozen, chilled and ambient products, Fresh fruit and vegetables, Fresh meat, Milk and Morning goods and Meal concepts such as wraps, sandwiches and pasta based meals.
Managed ICT ServicesThis framework will cover ICT Support from remote support to on site support or a combination of both and Managed IT Services covering monitoring (in line with OFSTED safeguarding policy), Network Management, Service Integration and End to End Infrastructure Services.
TelephonyThis framework covers the provision of Telephony Systems and Associated Services, both Cloud and on-premise options. Including but not limited to, IP/VoIP Telephone Systems, Call Packages, Connectivity & Numbering
Washroom ServicesThis framework will include Sanitary Collection and Disposal, Roller Towels, Hand Dryers, Sharps Collection and Disposal as well as Air Care.

All of our frameworks are operated on a national basis and are open to all public sector organisation including but not limited to;

  • Schools and Academies
  • Local Authority Establishments
  • Police and Emergency Services
  • NHS and HSC Bodies
  • Central Government departments and their agencies
  • Registered Charities
  • Housing Associations
Our frameworks are all fully OJEU compliant, the suppliers have already been assessed on their financial stability, track record and professional ability before being awarded, our frameworks are free to use and we offer full support to guide you every step of the way.