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Are there any restrictions on the amount a contracting authority's may invoice (a management fee/charge) a supplier appointed to a framework for managing that framework?

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Produced in partnership with Peter Ware and Victoria Searle of Browne Jacobson LLP
Published on LexisPSL on 19/07/2019

The following Public Law Q&A Produced in partnership with Peter Ware and Victoria Searle of Browne Jacobson LLP provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Are there any restrictions on the amount a contracting authority's may invoice (a management fee/charge) a supplier appointed to a framework for managing that framework?

Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015), SI 2015/102, reg 33(2) defines a framework agreement as:

‘an agreement between one or more contracting authorities and one or more economic operators, the purpose of which is to establish the terms governing contracts to be awarded during a given period, in particular with regard to price and, where appropriate, the quantity envisaged.’

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) guidance on framework agreements provides the following interpretation:

‘a framework agreement is a general phrase for agreements with providers that set out terms and conditions under which agreements for specific purchases (known as call-off contracts) can be made throughout the term of the agreement. In most cases a framework agreement will not itself commit either party to purchase or supply, but the procurement to establish a framework agreement is subject to the EU procu

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