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Framework Buyer’s Guide

The fastest and simplest way to buy services

Buying standard services through the Frameworks is generally faster and cheaper than entering into individual procurement contracts.

Public Sector organisations, including agencies and arm’s length bodies, can use this simple but efficient method of purchasing.

See the Network Services Framework 2 and Government eMarketplace guides
See the G-Cloud catalogue and Digital Marketplace guide

Seven steps to help you buy fairly

Make sure you keep a record of every stage of the buying process – showing a clear audit trail as proof that the service was bought fairly.

  1. List your needs and get approval to buy
  2. Search for services using keywords
  3. Review services – use the filters to create a shortlist
  4. Compare services to establish the best value for money
  5. Check security levels
  6. Choose a service
  7. Sign and publish the contract

What do you need?

Ask the following questions:
• What are the ‘must-haves’ and the ‘nice-to-haves’?
• What are your technical and procurement requirements? Read the government guidance on choosing technology
• What’s your budget?

If you’re buying for central government, you’ll first have to go through the digital and IT spend controls process

Let us help

We can help you refine your requirements so your organisation gets the level of support it needs.

If you are a small organisation you may find our small business solutions are more suitable for your needs, please visit our website

Still can’t find what you are looking for? Feel free to contact your account manager for assistance or email


The current G-Cloud Call Off Contract and Network Services Direct Award Order Form (and associated guidance) can be found on the ‘documents’ tab of the following pages:

Call your account manager or contact us for more information

Why Vodafone?

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Proven experience

As a strategic partner to government for over 35 years, we have evolved our services to serve the needs of Public Sector organisations. Our solutions focus on helping you improve your ability to respond to an ever-changing landscape – while staying well within your budget restraints.
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When it comes to the emergency services, speed, ease and control are key. We always try to make things simple and give your organisation as much choice and control as possible. That’s probably why 69% of the UK’s blue-light services already depend on our network (Experian, September 2016).
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We innovate to help organisations like yours stay ahead. We use emerging technologies to create new opportunities and enable the digital transformation that is so essential for Public Sector organisations that want to make services simpler to use and more efficient to run. We can help you on this journey.