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Grants and Programmes Services Framework

Contract ID: RM949

Start Date: 03/08/2016

End Date: 01/08/2019


Synopsis: Grants programmes services, including administrative support, assessing applications and distribution of money and services.


Full description: This agreement offers services for setting up and running grant programmes. It includes administration, support and grant delivery; design, communication of programmes, assessment of applications, and distribution money or services to winning applicants.



  • Supports the government Grant Efficiency Programme
  • Comprehensive management information to help you manage costs.

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You cannot make a direct award from this agreement. Read the further competition guidance document for more detail. To buy through a further competition:

  • Review all the guidance documents
  • Develop your requirement
  • Consider whether you need a project team or stakeholder group to lead the initiative
  • Decide which lot you need
  • Engage with the suppliers – you might want to invite them to a supplier day, for example
  • Decide on and state your assessment criteria – the relative importance of quality and price
  • Conduct a further competition using CCS’s eSourcing tool or your own
  • Let the suppliers know who has been successful and provide feedback to those who are unsuccessful.

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This framework was developed to replace the Cabinet Office’s Civil Society Grant Fund Administration Services framework (ref F323) which expired in October 2014.

The agreement has been developed to:

  • provide a route to market for all grant administration and programme services requirements without customers having to undertake their own individual OJEU procurement exercises.
  • support the Grant Efficiency Programme and increase the efficiency of grant making functions across departments and public sector organisations.
  • ensure access to multiple suppliers, including SMEs, to increase the savings opportunities at further competition.
  • gather comprehensive management information, providing greater transparency of cost drivers and identification of future incremental savings opportunities.

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Lot details

Lot Number Lot Name Lot Category Number of Suppliers Contract Expiry
All suppliers 33 - click here to view suppliers
1 G and PS Administration Services eCommerce 17 - click here to view suppliers 01/08/2019
2 Communications, promotions and support to understand G and PS eCommerce 13 - click here to view suppliers 01/08/2019
3 G and PS policy design and implementation eCommerce 13 - click here to view suppliers 01/08/2019
4 G and PS evaluation eCommerce 24 - click here to view suppliers 01/08/2019
5 G and PS managed service eCommerce 13 - click here to view suppliers 01/08/2019

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Framework Manager Contact Details

CCS Help Desk

0345 410 2222

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