This framework connects you to suppliers able to deliver a fully managed, secure, flexible and auditable electronic payment service. It’s live until December 2026 and you’re able to call off via Direct Award or Mini Competition.

The framework has been split into two Lots depending on your requirements:

  • Lot 1: Multiple Network offer
  • Lot 2: Single Network offer 

This solution enables customers to make payments such as tent, council tax, other bills and associated payments through a variety of payment methods and a range of convenient payment networks nationwide.

Framework details

  • OJEU / FTS Ref: 2022/S 022-226831
  • Awarded: 01/12/2022
  • Expires: 30/11/2026


Lot 1: Multiple Network Offer

Lot 2: Single Network Offer

Award Options

Flexible Direct Award

Customers are able to Direct Award to any supplier on this framework regardless of ranking. You will not need to ask those ranked before your preferred supplier to step aside. If you’d like to speak to us about this in more detail please get in touch.

How long will this take me?

A direct award will take approximately 3-4 weeks depending on your internal approval processes. Learn more about the process here – Direct Award Process. 

Mini Competition

You’re also able to run a mini-competition to call off of Lot 2. You’ll be able to use your own specification and cost model. You can also choose your own cost / quality split and quality questions. All pricing submitted by contractors must be linked to the framework.

How long will this take me?

Once you have your specification and cost model ready, the tender process takes approximately 6-8 weeks, depending on your internal approval processes. Learn more about the process here – Mini Tender Process. 

Accessing this Framework

Who can access this framework?

Any publically funded body can use this framework – access is not limited to SEC Members alone. Full details can be found here.

To access this framework compliantly you’ll need to sign a copy of our access agreement. You can download a template version of the agreement here – EPS Authorising Agreement (Members) & EPS Authorising Agreement (Guests).

Is there a cost to access? 

There is no access fee to use this framework. A levy % dependant on whether you are a guest or member is collected directly from the contractor once a call off contract is awarded. This percentage will never be more than 1.5% for Members and 2% for Guests.

What are frameworks?

Learn more about how frameworks work and how our sector uses them.

Framework Tender

The cost and quality elements of each tender was evaluated at 40% cost and 60% quality. More detail on this can be found below.

Next Steps

Ready to use this framework?

Please contact us today. Our Procurement team will support you with your requirements. 

Have some further questions?

Check out our FAQs page here. Or contact a member of the team today – we’re happy to help.