The Increasing Capacity Framework is designed to create a simple and efficient solution for those looking to procure a variety of clinical services from pre-approved providers.
Please review the Framework Buying Guide for an overview of how the Framework operates.
The Increasing Capacity Framework allows:
A Contracting Authority is able to award a contract or sub-contract to a Framework Provider by a direct award or by undertaking a mini competition.
The guidance is structured into a three-step process (select, confirm, award):
Step 1: Use the on-line Database to select relevant Framework Providers;
Step 2: Use the Direct Award or Mini-Comp Templates to confirm with selected Framework Providers if they can meet the requirement;
Step 3: Use the NHS Standard Contract or Sub-Contract Templates to award.
Organisation codes including Framework Provider and site codes must be consistent with information held by NHS Digital Organisation Data Service.
20th November 2020 to 19th November 2022 (with 1 x 24-month extension option exercisable by NHS England on behalf of all contracting authorities).
Framework reference number
If you require further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org