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Last edited 02 Mar 2021
STAR Procurement (a shared procurement service for Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside and Trafford Councils), Glossary of Terms, published in May 2019, defines direct award as a: ‘Route to market for awarding a Call-off Contract under a Framework Agreement, where the Framework Agreement permits this mechanism, and the details of the supply price and quality for the Call-off Contract are pre-established.'
Where a call-off contract is: ‘A contract awarded to a supplier or number of suppliers appointed to a Framework Agreement, to deliver the particular supplies, services or works required.’ For more information see: Call of contract.
NB the Glossary of Terms also suggests that: ‘Where the detail of the issued tender has proved insufficient to select a contractor within a Framework Agreement, a Mini-competition between appointed suppliers may also be used to determine to whom the Call-off Contract will be awarded.’
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