DFID is urging experienced organisations to apply for a four-year contract for goods, equipment and associated services which it will roll out across its global programmes.
The estimated total value of purchases for the entire framework agreement is between £260m and £300m, and will be awarded to a single supplier or consortium of suppliers.
The supply chain supplier will be expected to work closely with existing programme suppliers to manage DFID programmes.
Responsibilities will include establishing procurement strategies, providing value for money on every project, ensuring transparency, and targeting measured savings from third party suppliers
The application deadline is 29 January 2014.