Running Your Tender

Running your tender

Once you have planned your requirement and developed a specification, you will then need to decide on an appropriate route to market.

Where possible, we recommend using a framework agreement, because this will generally save you time and money.

However, if you feel that using a framework won’t allow you to meet your particular requirements, you may wish to run your own procurement.


Key Considerations

There are four main routes to market and you can download a useful guide on each route to market which systematically explains how to conduct each process. The four main options available to you are:

  • Run your own procurement: lower-value tenders
  • Run your own procurement: high-value and EU tenders
  • Direct selection of a supplier from a framework
  • Run a mini-competition between suppliers on a framework

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To view and download the full buying advice guide which is full of useful tips and information about how to make your procurement decisions, you must be registered.

Got a question?

Get in touch with our support helpdesk or procurement experts, who can guide you through the purchasing process.
Email: support@schoolsbuyinghubnorthwest.com 
Call us on: 03300 582 925