Frameworks for Local AuthoritiesFrameworks for Local Authorities

Balancing compliance with procurement regulations, managing tight budgets and incorporating social value means that sourcing goods and services can be a lengthy and trying process for local authorities. We've put together a range of easy to use, free-to-access frameworks that provide everything you need in one place including access to pre-assessed suppliers to ensure that you are in capable hands.

Our frameworks are categorised to make it easy for you find what you are looking for. Whether that’s Food and Catering services, giving you access to a variety of delicious and healthy foods; Fleet and Highway services, allowing you to ensure roads are safe for local residents; or even Document and IT services to assist you in creating smooth and efficient customer service – we have it all. 

 

Food and CateringFood and Catering

We know how important it is for local authorities to ensure that their food services are safe and regulated, as well as offering a variety of delicious and healthy foods to cater to different dietary needs. Our frameworks ensure that you have access to reliable, trusted suppliers that can tailor their services to your specific requirements. 

Catering Services (704)

  • Access to expert suppliers who can tailor their services to your exact requirements.
  • Option to use a consultant to manage your procurement process.
  • Offers support including innovative menus and marketing, assistance with reducing cost and maximising meal uptake.

Grocery, Fresh, Chilled & Frozen Foods (83)

  • Suppliers can help with Food for Life, menu planning and dietary needs.
  • ESPO monitor suppliers' food safety accreditations.
  • Suppliers work to the Government Buying Standards that focus on areas such as nutritional value, animal welfare and sustainability.

Having access to good quality food is made easy with Framework 83. We strive to provide an extensive range of stock including brand names, vegetarian, vegan and allergy conscious options. Charlotte, Customer Relationship Manager.Having access to good quality food is made easy with Framework 83. We strive to provide an extensive range of stock including brand names, vegetarian, vegan and allergy conscious options. Charlotte, Customer Relationship Manager.
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BuildingsBuildings

Many local authorities focus their own procurement offering on specialist services and requirements, meaning that they don’t have the time or manpower for everyday procurement processes. Within our Buildings category, you can get quick and easy access to multiple frameworks to suit your needs.  



Framework 676 was easy to use and we got a fair number of responses back from the suppliers. ESPO helped us to engage the market in the form of an expression of interest exercise, this proved very useful! Historic Environment Scotland, TFM (676) customerFramework 676 was easy to use and we got a fair number of responses back from the suppliers. ESPO helped us to engage the market in the form of an expression of interest exercise, this proved very useful! Historic Environment Scotland, TFM (676) customer

Total Cleaning Solutions (263)

  • Social value benefits can be obtained.
  • Includes separate Lots for deep and specialist cleaning.
  • Covers the provision of decontamination systems for purchase, rental or independent service.          

Total Facilities Management (676)  

  • Simple, clear terms and conditions.
  • Lots split out by customer spend to ensure that the right level of suppliers are awarded.
  • Versatile framework which allows for a total Facilities Management service or individual categories.                                
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People and Professional ServicesPeople and Professional Services

As working conditions change you may find yourself putting more of a focus on people and professional services. These frameworks can help you with everything from marketing and recruitment to specialist consultancy services such as treasury management, audit consultancy and social care.

Advertising Solutions (3A) 

  • Includes trends towards digital marketing and advertising.
  • Commercial advertising space is available for customers to generate revenue.
  • Features a dedicated lot for student marketing including an overseas sourcing strategy. 

Consultancy Services (664) 

  • Has 179 suppliers across 10 specialist consultancy Lots.
  • Social value has been included when awarding suppliers a place on the framework. 
  • Lot 10, Strategic Projects, allows customers to utilise suppliers that offer multidisciplinary services.

Strategic HR (3S) 

  • Direct award is available for our customers urgent requirements.
  • Wide range of HR services available, including recruitment, payroll and assessment & testing.
  • Suppliers range from large recruitment companies to smaller specialist agencies, including international recruitment.
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Waste and EnvironmentWaste and Environment

Waste disposal and assessing environmental impact is becoming increasingly time consuming for local authorities. Growing amounts of rules and regulations means that sourcing these services are becoming more demanding. Our Waste and Environment frameworks make the process straightforward and stress free by offering approved and trustworthy suppliers.

Refuse and Recycling Products (860)

  • Direct award option on a load basis.
  • Key suppliers across a number of waste receptacle markets.
  • Includes the provision of food caddies and compostable liners to help out with food waste collections.
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Framework 860 is easy to use and understand and ESPO are always prompt to reply regarding any queries. Paperwork is easily accessible and user friendly. ANSA, Refuse and Recycling Products (860) customer.Framework 860 is easy to use and understand and ESPO are always prompt to reply regarding any queries. Paperwork is easily accessible and user friendly. ANSA, Refuse and Recycling Products (860) customer.

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EnergyEnergy

As with many sectors, local authorities will be monitoring energy prices closely at the moment. Our Energy framework contracts are based on fully transparent pricing in which the supplier margin is fixed for the entire duration, offering you clarity and peace of mind without any unexpected costs.


ESPO have purchased gas and electricity at well below market prices for the past 5 years!ESPO have purchased gas and electricity at well below market prices for the past 5 years!

Electricity (191)

  • Flexible, aggregated, low risk management approach.

  • Dedicated ESPO Energy Customer Service team.

  • Accredited to the Government Energy Project’s 'best practice' standard and is recommended by the Cabinet Office for use by public sector organisations.

Gas (192) 

  • Flexible, aggregated, low risk management approach.

  • Dedicated ESPO Energy Customer Service team.

  • Accredited to the Government Energy Project’s 'best practice' standard and is recommended by the Cabinet Office for use by public sector organisations.
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Fleet and HighwaysFleet and Highways

By procuring fleet and highway services through our frameworks, local authorities can gain buying power. Benefiting from pre-agreed terms and conditions and cost-effective agreements, a better deal is much more likely than when individually sourcing amenities.

Specialist Vehicles (215)

  • Wide range of reputable suppliers. 
  • Direct award option- this is not usually offered as part of this framework.

Vehicle Charging (636) 

  • Wide range of reputable suppliers. 
  • Specific lots including: Service and Maintenance, Consultancy and Emerging Technology.
  • ESPO tested suppliers’ ability to provide social value to customers in line with the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012.

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Documents and ITDocuments and IT

For local authorities, administration is a huge task taking up a considerable amount of time and resources. With our wide range of Document and IT frameworks you can source a reputable supplier to streamline your processes and ensure you are running as efficiently as possible when it comes to both physical and digital admin tasks.

Document Management Solutions (390)

  • Enhanced security service Lot is available.
  • Pricing available from all suppliers to offer a simple and competitive direct award. 
  • Includes new services such as consultancy, deep storage, cataloguing and the scanning of old and rare documents. 

Multifunctional Devices, Print And Digital Workflow Software Services And Managed Print Service Provision (RM6174)

  • Access to market leading suppliers. 
  • Used for anything as simple as a single MFD right through to a true Managed Print Service.
  • It has been designed to support customers with their digital strategy.

Postal Goods, Services and Solutions (RM6017)

  • Increases security of mail items by using services such as hybrid mail.
  • Can introduce new technologies to reduce physical mail and integrate paper documents.
  • Includes the latest technologies to increase production, reduce floor space and free up valuable resource

Technology Products & Associated Services (RM6068)

  • Preferential pricing agreements negotiated on your behalf. 
  • Offers a huge range of hardware and software from market leading suppliers.
  • Opportunities to participate in aggregation opportunities combining the similar needs of customers from across the public sector.
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Get in touch

Each of our frameworks have a dedicated contact, making it quick and easy for you to get in touch with the right person. You'll find this person under the 'Get Help' tab on the individual framework webpages. 

For general enquires or further support please contact frameworks@espo.org