Halcrow provides services under the following Catalist frameworks:


Who is OGC?

The Office of Government Commerce (OGC) is an office of HM Treasury, responsible for improving value for money by driving up standards and capability in procurement. This covers a range of activities from commodities buying to the delivery of major capital projects, maximising the effective use of 60% of Government spending and a 30 billion property estate.

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Who is OGCbuying.solutions?

OGCbuying.solutions are the executive agency to the OGC, and provide easy access to more than 500,000 products and services, through a range of frameworks as well as a number of managed services, including telecommunications, e-mail and web services, energy and eCommerce.

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What is Catalist?

OGCbuying.solutions' operations break down into two major areas of activity, namely Framework Agreements delivered under the Catalist brand, and Managed Services.

Catalist Framework Agreements are a set of pre-tendered contracts with a range of suppliers from which public sector customers can purchase goods and services with ease. A small commission (averaging less than 1%) is collected from the suppliers for each sale they make under our frameworks.

These pre-tendered Framework Agreements cover over 500,000 individual products and services including:

. Information Technology - hardware, software, associated products, infrastructure, maintenance and management
. Consultancy Services - ICT, finance, functional, Property & Construction, Environmental and Organisational consultancy, as well as Legal Services.
. Resourcing Services - Specialist Contractors, Training, Interim Managers and HR Recruitment
. Business Solutions - Mobile Solutions, Specialist Solutions and Broadband
. Facilities Support - Property and Facilities Management Services, Catering Equipment, Office Equipment, Furniture and Furnishing, Health and Hygiene, Postal Services and the Retail Trade Framework
. Payment Cards - Government Procurement Card and Fuel Procurement Cards

Every contract and Framework Agreement has been through a rigorous tendering and evaluation process, which means that you can be confident that the products and services are ready when you need them. OGCbuying,solutions continuously benchmark all services against other external offers, to ensure you always have access to the most competitive deals.

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Who can use OGCbuying.solutions?

OGCbuying.solutions' remit extends across both central government, and the wider public sector comprising central government, local government, health, education, devolved administrations, emergency services, defence, utilities and not for profit sectors. It also extends to devolved administrations and the local government, health, education and emergency services in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Framework Agreements cannot be used by the public.

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