Framework Agreements

There are various legal factors that have to be considered when it comes to drafting a framework agreement. It is therefore advisable to make sure you have an experienced law firm on your side to ensure you are covered in every area. At Blackstone Solicitors, we are able to advise many different types of client, no matter the complexity of the circumstances surrounding your framework agreement.

For more information about how our team of construction solicitors can help you, contact us on 0345 901 0445 or complete our online enquiry form and a member of the team will call you back at a convenient time.

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How we can help

Framework agreements are widely used in the construction industry. The agreement is an umbrella type arrangement whereby a party enters into one with one or more supplier. The supplier might be a contractor, sub-contractor, supplier or consultant and the aim is to establish the terms governing a long term relationship during which one or more contract may be awarded by the employer to such supplier(s).

We are here to help with the drafting of a framework agreement concerning construction projects of any size. Be it a number of single local plots or sites on a much larger scale, we will work with you to make sure everything goes to plan.

Friendly yet direct, our team is passionate about every case we take on, and we believe the entire process requires constant communication. We will, therefore, guide you through the technicalities involved, offering expert advice from start to finish.

Why legal help is important

Framework agreements are sometimes used in the private sector but are more widely used in the public sector. The agreement may relate to the procurement of supplies, goods, works or services but it does not, itself, actually order supplies or goods or instruct works or services and is intended to allow the employer to procure such goods/works/services etc quickly and more efficiently. Framework agreements rarely guarantee work and, in fact, often expressly give the employer the right to award work outside the framework. Nevertheless, these agreements can help to develop stronger relationships between the parties involved and encourage long term collaboration and co-operation.

Given the longer-term nature of these types of relationships, it is common for them to use key performance indicators (KPIs) to encourage continuous improvement in a supplier’s performance.

Framework agreements can be either binding or non-binding, depending on the preference of the employer and the relationship it is aiming to establish.

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Our team prides itself on being able to meet every need of each of our clients. We are willing to go the extra mile when other firms are not, ensuring our clients are given the very best opportunity of getting the outcome they are after. Get in touch to see how our specialist team can help you draft a suitable framework agreement to cover all your development requirements.

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