The Department for International Development (DFID) has released details of a £300 million framework that aims to allow the department to effectively manage its supply chain of global programmes.

An online contract notice outlines that the chosen supplier, or consortium of suppliers, will work closely with programme suppliers and will be responsible for the following:

• Establishing procurement strategies in order to commit to a partnership with DFID

• Provide value for money on every programme/project in every country they are assigned to

• Ensure transparency and be able to stand up to internal and external scrutiny

• Implement excellence in procurement/contracting service terms and supplier management

• Target measured savings from third party suppliers

The framework will run for four years and is estimated to be worth up to £300 million over the period.

Those interested in participating in the tender process have until 29th January next year to submit their applications.