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We are living in unprecedented times at the moment and each day brings a new update. Here at Pagabo, we want to play our part in helping the UK get through the pandemic.
This week the UK Cabinet Office issued a Procurement Policy Note – Responding to COVID-19, PPN 1/20.
As a responsible organisation, we have decided to waive all framework fees applied to any of the frameworks that we manage for our clients who use this PPN.
The cost of the goods, services and works are all that you pay during the period relating to this PPN.
“Our key mission at Pagabo is to make procurement quicker, simpler and more effective – and that is never more important than in uncertain times like this. We are really pleased to see that the government has taken steps to ensure that projects are still able to move through the procurement process quickly in order to get any urgent, critical work underway and keep the construction industry moving.
“To ensure that we can continue to connect buyers to a wide range of works, services and goods via our frameworks, we have elected to waive all framework fees applied to any of the frameworks we manage for our clients who use this PPN. This means that the only costs paid during the period relating to this PPN will be the costs of the goods, services and works.”
Jason Stapley – Managing Director
The PPN explains what procurement options are available to the public sector in the light of these exceptional circumstances we find ourselves in and how we can speed up the timings of the procurement process to get the appropriate goods, services and works to where they are needed.
A summary of the PPN gives a number of procurement options:-
● Direct award due to extreme urgency (regulation 32(2)(c));
● Direct award due to absence of competition or protection of exclusive rights;
● Call off from an existing framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system;
● Call for competition using a standard procedure with accelerated timescales;
● Extending or modifying a contract during its term.
We have a wide range of frameworks that are available for the public sector to use straight away, subject to meeting the terms of the PPN.
If you have an urgent need to use one of our frameworks, then please get in touch on 01482 975883, or email your enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are more than happy to help and ensure things run in a timely and proficient manner.
The Pagabo team would like to send positive wishes to all who are being affected by this pandemic, together we can get through this.
We urge everyone to share this news far and wide from our social media posts so we can help those that need the support.