What is a framework?
A framework is an ‘umbrella’ agreement with one or more suppliers for the purchase of goods or services that institutions are able to use.
What is a DPS?
A dynamic purchasing system (DPS) is a procedure available for contracts for works, services and goods commonly available on the market. As a procurement tool, it has some aspects that are similar to an electronic framework agreement, but where new suppliers can join at any time.
What is procurement?
Procurement is the process of acquiring goods and services, from an external source. The process spans the whole lifecycle from identification of needs, through to the end of a works or services contract.