[Following posted as a comment, but I’m giving wider exposure to it. Thanks ‘Mike’. Ed. Steve]
Current legal standing as advised by Buying Solutions:
As you know, the Telecare framework agreement expired on 1st June 2010 having reached its maximum term. The purpose of this email is to clarify the legal position of Orders and Contracts received or executed within the period leading up to the expiry of the framework agreement and beyond.
No Orders or Model Contracts may be executed after 1st June 2010. In the event that you execute an Order or Model Contract with a customer after this date that procurement will not have been conducted under the terms of the framework agreement and will not therefore be compliant with EU Procurement Directives.
All contracts in place by 23:59 hrs on the 1st June 2010 will continue to be supported by Buying Solutions. We have issued a notice on the Buying Solutions website and will be emailing our Telecare customers to remind them that the framework agreement has expired”.