The framework covers the supply of promotional and personalised merchandise providing a wide range of products, using branded, unbranded, environmentally friendly alternatives including:
- Bags and backpacks
- Calendars and diaries
- Clothing and accessories
- Corporate gifts
- Drinkware, home and living
- Electronics and technology
- Office equipment
- Paper products
- Pens and writing instruments
- Outdoor and leisure
- Tradeshow and exhibition merchandise
What are the benefits of using this framework?
- All our frameworks are free to access
- This framework is fully compliant with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015
- Customers can re-open competition within the framework, removing the need for a full tender exercise or lengthy supplier evaluation each time they have an Promotional Merchandise requirement, saving time and costs associated with procurement exercises.
- Direct Award capability gives you a quick, easy and PCR-15 compliant route to procurement.
- The terms and conditions are safe and designed to protect you
- Free and full support on using the framework through the KCS Procurement Services team.
- You are able to benefit from aggregated spend and lower pricing based on the value of the overall contract, even on low spend orders.
- The framework is managed and monitored by KCS Procurement Services (acting for Kent County Council) on behalf of our customers and your views and requirements will be taken into account when reviewing and developing the contract.
Who can use this framework?
All public bodies have access to this framework with the agreement of the Contracting Authority. Those organisations who may wish to access this framework will be members, affiliates and associates of the CBC Group, the Police Service, the Fire Service, the NHS & NHS Trusts, third sector organisations, academic centres (including Academies), publicly funded organisations and publicly owned private companies, operating within the geographic boundaries of the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Northern Ireland. The framework is also open for use by all other local authorities and public sector bodies.