Finding your way around the National Microbiology Framework

The National Microbiology Framework is a new national public health procurement scheme. It will help to ensure laboratories as well as other diagnostic and treatment services have easier and faster access to essential supplies and services with over 170 framework suppliers and their technologies. The framework is open to a wide range of public sector bodies including the NHS, academic and charitable bodies and provides access to approved suppliers of tools for sample analysis, diagnostics and research and development across the infectious disease spectrum.

On 6 July (12:00 - 13:00), Mills and Reeve are teaming up with Public Health England to deliver a webinar overview of the call-off terms and conditions, including the ordering process, under the new National Microbiology Framework.

In this one hour session, Sean Earnshaw and Shailee Howard will cover:

  1. Introduction and overview of the Framework Agreement (including relevant background as to how this was developed and the various lots)
  2. Call-off process - including direct award / mini-competition processes and differentiating between various direct award options
  3. The order form
  4. The call-off terms and conditions - how the various appendices all fit together and the scope for including supplementary terms
  5. Notification of awards
  6. Q&A

Our content explained

Every piece of content we create is correct on the date it’s published but please don’t rely on it as legal advice. If you’d like to speak to us about your own legal requirements, please contact one of our expert lawyers.

Posted by


Mills & Reeve Sites navigation
A tabbed collection of Mills & Reeve sites.
My Mills & Reeve navigation
Subscribe to, or manage your My Mills & Reeve account.
My M&R


Register for My M&R to stay up-to-date with legal news and events, create brochures and bookmark pages.

Existing clients

Log in to your client extranet for free matter information, know-how and documents.


Mills & Reeve system for employees.