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Procurement Connection - Protocol 3

Protocol 3 should be used to call-off from a framework that has been established under Protocol 1 or 5.

To use a framework that we have established under Protocol 1 or 5 you are required to call-off requirements as set out in the framework's terms and conditions.

Protocol 3 specification

Spend type

Use of a Derbyshire County Council established framework.

Process required

Call off as set out in the framework documents.

Mini competition or identification of supplier (defined requirement or single supplier framework or lot), as set out in the framework terms and conditions.

Minimum advertising required


Contracting requirements

Call off contract.

Award of contract

Strategic director.

Notification of bidders

Formal notification in writing.

Publication of award

The award of contract call offs must be published on:

  • Find a Tender Service (FTS) if above the relevant threshold
  • Source Derbyshire (over £25,000)
  • Contracts Finder (via the ProContract/Due North portal over £25,000)
  • departmental contract database

Inclusion on SAP

Contract detail.