This section outlines the process and activities involved when implementing a new contract. This is to ensure:
- supplier(s) have all the information they require to plan user’s migration to the new contract
- Organisations have all the information they require e.g. suppliers’ contact details, information on the goods/services available from the contract
- continuity of supply
Contract implementation consists of two distinct phases:
the movement of organisations to a new contract post 'go-live'
the process of moving from contract award to 'go-live', i.e. the point when a user can actually buy from the contract
NB Some steps in the process may be done at the same time.
This mobilisation process is a guide to help plan activities between contract award and go live. The timescales for each of the stages should be amended to reflect your own specific procurement exercise.
The Contract Implementation Plan document listed below will assist you in Framework Agreement / Contracts, Roles and Responsibilities, Framework Agreements / Contract Management Strategy and how customers can engage.