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Framework for procuring External Support for Commissioners (FESC)

Practical Commissioning's Jargon Buster explains the meaning of the term 'Framework for procuring External Support for Commissioners'.

The function of this is to provide PCTs with access to expert suppliers, for example BUPA, that can help them with their commissioning functions.

It is designed to streamline the procurement function by giving the PCT access to a wide range of solutions. It is believed this approach will offer a reduction in cost and legal implications that are met when PCTs want to use external support.