Framework Benefits

CFSW is a managed framework with an emphasis on achieving value for money and continuous improvement. Public Body Users may benefit from:

  • Delivery of cashable efficiencies
  • OJEU compliant process
  • Competitive tension maintained throughout the procurement process
  • Flexible contract options with choice of Construct Only and Develop & Construct models
  • Time and Cost Predictability
  • Benefits to local economy – Apprenticeships, Promotion of Best Practice, Encouragement for use of local supply chain
  • Potential for supply chain benefits through early engagement and aggregated procurement
  • Sustainability Benefits – waste diverted from landfill
  • KPI’s across all projects to maintain competitive tension and continuous improvement

Download a PDF version of the Framework Business Case from June 2009.

Framework Non-negotiables

There are a number of non-negotiables that Users will need to include in their project process. This is to ensure compliance with CFSW and delivery of benefits.

  • Providers Overhead & Profit Percentages
  • Providers Staff Rates
  • Fee based early contractor involvement / integrated project team
  • Two Stage Procurement process based on price and quality assessment
  • KPI performance measurement, cost benchmarking and benefit reporting
  • Fair Payment Charter
  • Client Charter