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The importance of compliance in procurement

Updated: Mar 14


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In an era where public trust is paramount, adherence to compliance standards is a non-negotiable for organisations involved in government procurement. The Everything ICT procurement framework prioritises compliance and ethics, fostering transparency, fairness, and accountability in all our operations. We believe in providing clear, comprehensive information to all stakeholders, ensuring that our processes are easily understandable and accessible.


At its core, compliance safeguards the integrity of public procurement. Procurement frameworks establish a level playing field for suppliers, enabling fair competition and fostering innovation. They prevent favouritism, nepotism, and unethical practices, ensuring that procurement decisions are based on merit, value for money, and the best interests of customers. Compliance also enhances the reputation and credibility of organisations engaged in public procurement, instilling public confidence and trust.


Procurement frameworks can act as equalisers, fostering a fair and inclusive environment where suppliers have a more equal opportunity for success. This level playing field encourages healthy competition, spurring innovation as companies strive to differentiate themselves and offer superior products and services. By fostering competition, procurement frameworks help to promote a thriving marketplace that benefits suppliers, customers and the public alike. This level playing field is especially important for so-called Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) suppliers who may otherwise struggle to gain access to opportunities to bid for public contracts.


Here at Everything ICT, we pride ourselves on being a government-approved, fully compliant procurement framework for the public sector and have over 200 pre-approved and trusted suppliers, with more being added all the time, making it quick and easy for you to get what you need. We offer:

  • A simplified and compliant procurement route: Everything ICT is a government-approved framework that helps you buy ICT products and services in a compliant and efficient way.

  • A more ‘personal’ service: other frameworks may provide you with templates, and some may offer basic assistance, but you often need to do almost everything yourself. Our customer team works alongside you throughout, all the way from helping you develop your requirement, to producing bid documents and advising on/running the procurement process on your behalf – and all at no cost to you.

  • A wide range of products and services: Our extensive list of pre-approved and trusted suppliers offer a wide range of products and services, from laptops and tablets to software and cloud solutions and IT and other support services. And if you need to include a supplier that’s not already approved you can just direct them to us and we can invite them to apply through our rigorous supplier evaluation and approval process.

  • Competitive pricing: We can provide multiple supplier quotes to meet internal procurement policies, run supplier benchmarking exercises, and even negotiate with suppliers on your behalf, ensuring you are getting the best possible price.

  • Support services: Everything ICT offers a range of support services, such as procurement advice and contract management.

Start your compliant ICT procurement journey with us by your side! Our team are experts in providing valuable insights and are here to help you navigate compliance and regulations to meet your procurement requirements. But don’t take our word for it – just take a look at our website or social media feeds to see the increasingly large number of glowing customer reviews we receive on a daily basis.




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