Publication - Advice and guidance

Banking services framework

Published: 1 Oct 2018

Guidance for public sector organisations on how to access and use the framework agreement.

1 Oct 2018
Banking services framework
Who can access: central government
Contract status: live
Dates of contract: 1 August 2018 to 31 July 2022
Category: professional services - central government


This framework agreement is for the provision of banking services for the central government sector.

What is in scope

The framework supplier will provide comprehensive local banking services including but not limited to:

  • current accounts
  • deposit accounts
  • Project Bank Accounts
  • foreign currency accounts
  • electronic and internet banking
  • BACS
  • faster payments
  • cheques and digital imaging
  • Treasury management
  • debit cards
  • virtual bank accounts
  • bulk cash processing deposits and withdrawals

What is out of scope

The framework does not cover:

  • merchant acquiring services
  • credit cards/e-procurement cards

Who can use this

Central government. 

See the contract notice for full details of the services available under the framework and the organisations that can access it.

Note: It is the responsibility of any buying organisation wishing to use the framework agreement to satisfy itself that it is eligible to do so.

Entitlement can be established from the terms of the OJEU advert and guidance on this can be found in annex A of our guidance on framework agreements.


The framework offers savings realised through centralised expenditure and enhanced commercial banking rates.


The Royal Bank of Scotland
36 St Andrews Square

Further information 

See the attached buyer's guide for more information.

Information about pricing and terms and conditions for frameworks and contracts can be found on the Knowledge Hub.

If you are not registered to access this and are eligible to use the framework please complete the registration form and send it to one of the Scottish Procurement contacts listed below.


Kath Cowan, Senior Portfolio Specialist
Phone: 0141 242 0129

Elizabeth Burns
Portfolio Specialist