Framework agreements, like any other contract, determine the legal relationship between two or more companies or governments. The content of the framework agreement depends: framework agreements can contribute to the consistency of a supplier, as it will go hay out of the conditions under which it will do business with different customers. This can make it easier for a supplier to perform operations and achieve economies of scale. The main handicap of framework contracts is the creation of the framework agreement in the first place. Framework service contracts are used in the context of business-to-business operations, in which services are provided according to specifications. For example, a framework contract defines the framework within which a customer can place an order from an IT service provider without having to renegotiate a new contract from the bottom up each time. Firstly, framework contracts reduce the administrative burden in the long term. If a customer has requested construction or development services, an acceptance test clause may be included in the framework contract. During the acceptance test, a product is tested for errors and compliance with agreed specifications. Different sectors adopt different conventions for the designation of documents, including framework agreements. In the public sector, there are a number of central purchasing bodies which aim to draw up and manage framework agreements in line with EU public procurement directives  and are available to designated public bodies.
In the United Kingdom, these are Crown Commercial Service, local consortia such as the Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation (ESPO) and the Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation (YPO) as well as consortia, which operate in the higher education and training sector: APUC (Scotland), Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC),  London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC), North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium (NEUPC),  North Western Universities Purchasing Consortium (NWUP) C),  and Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC).  The underlying concept of a framework agreement is that it is intended to create a legal relationship and no longer. For example, for managed IT services, a contractor may use a framework contract as a basic contract and then use commands to agree on the nature and terms of the services for the provision of a number of services. The Crown Commercial Service, the Crown Commercial Service, the appeal contract and the accompanying documentation are published by Crown Commercial Service. The process aims to ensure that pre-qualified companies work in the best conditions, both before and after the selection. Under international law, such an agreement between countries or groups may recognize that they cannot reach full agreement on all issues, but that they are prepared to remember a structure for resolving certain differences of opinion.  A framework agreement is relevant when several deliveries are expected, but certain quantities and delivery dates cannot be foreseen. as a normal contract..