As Grafton is a framework supplier to Buying Solutions, there is no need to OJEU tender as the framework has already been tested to provide value for money.
Grafton works with Buying Solutions to provide a remit that extends across both central government and the wider public sector including local government, health, education, devolved administrations, emergency services, defence, utilities and not-for-profit organisations. It also extends to devolved administrations and the local government, health, education and emergency services in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The partnership aims to maximise the value for money obtained by all government departments and other public bodies.
Buying Solutions is the largest of over 40 Professional Buying Organisations (PBOs) in the wider public sector. OGC sets procurement policy and best practice to help the UK public sector achieve value from its spending. Buying Solutions delivers procurement solutions for nationally sourced commodity goods and services to customers in both central civil government and the wider public sector.
Grafton is a framework supplier to Buying Solutions for building materials, heating and pipeline, electrical hardware, tools, personal protective equipment and plant hire. Grafton has a legal remit to trade with public services across the UK.
Buying Solutions is the smart choice for public sector procurement, enabling organisations to deliver improved value for money and efficiency. It facilitates the buying process in a vast and highly complex marketplace. The diverse customer base spans the biggest central government departments, NHS Trusts and local councils, through to the smallest schools.