There are many different types of contracts within the public sector. Most contracts are single supplier and therefore the procurement process will exclude all but one. However, many framework agreements exist for buyers to work with a range of suppliers.
Creative tenders cover a range of services such as merchandising, marketing and filmography, to name just a few. While suppliers in other sectors may predominantly bid for places on frameworks, suppliers of creative services are often contracted to complete a specific project over a set period, such as the production of awards for a specific event. This means that regular tendering exercises are often unavoidable for suppliers wanting to work on government contracts or with large private organisations.