Construction & Procurement Delivery (CPD) has established more than 65 collaborative arrangements for the NI public sector.

What is a collaborative arrangement?

These are large contracts or 'framework agreements' which can be used by a number of government departments or other public sector bodies.

The arrangements often last several years, and may provide for a range of related supplies, services or works. 

This approach is more effective for the public sector than having multiple small contracts in place for 'common' supplies, services and works that most organisations need. 

Public sector bodies - using collaborative arrangements

If you work in a public sector organisation, and your business area needs some supplies, services or works, in many cases there will already be a collaborative arrangement in place to provide what you need. 

A new procurement will only be required if there is no existing collaborative arrangement in place for you to use - so check the lists below first before contacting CPD with a new work request. 

Which public sector organisations can use the collaborative arrangements?

To see whether your organisation can use a particular collaborative contract, contact the relevant CPD branch. 

Enterprises interested in selling to government

For enterprises interested in selling to government, the information below will let you know who the current suppliers are, and the expiry dates for the arrangements.

You may wish to contact the current supplier about subcontracting opportunities.

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