The benefits of frameworks are that they allow public bodies to tender work when they know what they need but not necessarily how much. Rather than setting up a procurement process for each project, frameworks take a far more efficient process. They help to reduce their downtime between identifying their needs and fulfilling them as and when needed.

There are also great financial cost-saving benefits related to economies of scale and competitiveness amongst suppliers. For public sector clients, frameworks help to reduce administration costs, too and reduce risk as pre-existing contractual relations are already set up with suppliers. Public sector clients can also take a far more agile approach to appointing suppliers and have improved contractor flexibility.

Frameworks reduce confusion over which suppliers are appointed and help to avoid disputes among bidders early on, creating a fair and efficient approach to public sector supply chain management. And, because provisions are standardised across projects, there is a greater focus on consistency in quality and value for money.