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1. Undertake careful strategic planning to identify the most appropriate delivery options for meeting your requirements- Familiarise yourself with the procurement rules, and consider whether the use of a framework agreement is appropriate in the circumstances.
2. Identify the framework agreement that best fits your need.
3. Undertake your own due diligence on the proposed Framework offering in terms of how it was advertised i.e. does the OJEU cover:
4. Contact the Contracting Authority to familiarise yourself with the structure of the framework agreement and any obligations or restrictions on accessing the framework agreement.
5. Develop your detailed specification and apply a recognised project management technique to your procurement if required.
6. Follow the appropriate process for calling off, taking into account any amendments/additions to the Terms and Conditions or the evaluation criteria.
7. Allow a suitable amount of time for the suppliers to formulate and submit bids - if conducting a mini competition.
8. Evaluate the bids or place an order with the supplier.
9. Manage transition of the contract.
10. Manage the contract.