While the current framework agreement has allowed the Council to move away from more traditional approaches to making available and to give the market some structure so that it can develop, it has not responded to all the Council`s reasons for the changes and needs of the market for social service providers. Services include municipal, highway and transportation techniques, as well as development and planning advice, but do not include physical work. This framework is open to other public bodies if they so wish. Note: The Council levies a 0.5% tax on the expenses of external organizations that have access to the framework. This fee will be based on value and will be paid retroactively by the authorities using the framework conditions. This revenue shall be used to finance expenditure related to the management of the framework within the Council. Suppliers applying for one or more of the disciplines in Lot 1 can also apply for Lot 3 if necessary, but not for Lot 2. Suppliers applying for Lot 2 can also apply for Lot 3 if necessary, but only up to one of the disciplines in Lot 1. Suppliers applying for Lot 3 can also apply for Lot 2 if necessary, but only up to one of the maximum disciplines in Lot 1. There is no level of activity guaranteed by the framework contract. It should be noted that Birmingham City Council or the public body that rewards clients may choose not to use all categories of services or disciplines, especially where skills are available internally as the first point of contact. Although there is an exclusive provision within Birmingham City Council or the public body that subcontracts contracts with customers, these suppliers are approached in the first place.
When this option is exhausted and they are unable to provide an appropriate resource/service for the necessary periods, executive suppliers will be contacted. The nec4 Professional Services contract is used for batches in this context and performance management measures for each work package are included in the framework. Prices are set for a period of 24 months from the date of award, but are then subject to an annual price review using an agreed price fluctuation formula. A ceiling shall be applied for the maximum increase available with regard to market conditions, in order to manage and limit any increases. . . .