Because our levy is low at just 1% per invoice, and there are no access fees, annual fees or project registration fees. And since we don’t cover our costs unless the framework or DPS is actually used to procure and deliver projects, we make sure it's attractive to both buyers and suppliers.
Because we set a high bar. We don’t artificially limit numbers, because our threshold ensures that suppliers without relevant experience, competence or capability exclude themselves. The suppliers we award are reliable and trustworthy, with the certification and case histories to prove it.
Because our specification is robust and flexible, written by specialists with direct experience of delivering public works as both client and contractor, combining the flexibility to suit a wide range of requirements with the assurance of build quality and compliance with all regulations and standards.
Because we deliver commercial value for buyers and suppliers. Buyers need cost controls and competitive prices. Suppliers need sustainable profit. Our approach delivers both, and tallies with the government's preferred Should Cost Model, with benchmarks that demonstrate value for money.
Because we deliver social value as standard. Our suppliers commit to supporting and delivering on all measures set out in the Considerate Constructors Scheme's Social Value Checklist which relate to employment, supply chain, supplier, equipment and community engagement programmes.
Because buyers can direct award any contract to any supplier confident they will deliver to a quality that meets or exceeds all regulations and standards, at a demonstrably competitive price, and in full support of the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 - fully embodying the principles of MEAT.
Who can use a B2G framework or DPS?
Any publicly funded organisation and or contracting authority in the United Kingdom as defined by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 including but not limited to any central government department, agency, devolved administration and or national/non-departmental public body or any local authority, unitary authority, or subsidiary or joint-venture vehicle of a local or unitary authority, or any arms-length management organisation or council owned company, or any school, college, university, education trust or authority, or any transport authority or service provider, or any health authority, council, board or trust, or any police, fire, rescue or emergency service, or any housing association, registered social landlord or tenant management organisation or any registered charity may access B2G frameworks or DPS as a Buyer, as may any private sector organisation, particularly those established by public sector organisations to deliver public services.