Procurement - general office supplies - buyer's guide: September 2023

Buyer's guide for the procurement general office supplies framework.

Procurement reform (Scotland) act 2014

Buyers are reminded of the obligations contained in the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 in relation to the award of contracts valued equal to or greater than £50,000 including those awarded because of a framework call-off/mini competition.

Buyers should note that in accordance with Section 23(2) the award of contracts must be publicised on the Public Contracts Scotland website and in accordance with Section 35 contracts must be registered in the contracting authority’s “contracts register.”

Framework documentation

A copy of the Framework Agreement which comprises terms and conditions, schedule 1 (specification), schedule 2 (price), schedule 3 (ordering procedures), schedule 4 (management information – roles and responsibilities of contractors and framework public bodies), schedule 5 (Standard Terms of Supply), schedule 7 (contractor sensitive information), schedule 8 (exit management), schedule 10 (approved subcontractors) and schedule 11 (Cyber Security Requirements) can be downloaded from our secure Knowledge Hub site.

Framework public bodies are reminded that schedule 2 (price) contains commercially sensitive information which must not be disclosed to any party outwith your organisation without prior approval from Scottish Procurement.

Framework service provider

Lyreco UK Ltd has been appointed as the sole supplier for this framework.


Darren Russell

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