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Framework updates.

First published:
3 September 2021
Last updated:

Building materials framework

There is a global surge in demand for materials in the construction industry. This is leading to product shortages, price inflation and longer lead times. This, combined with the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, is having an unprecedented impact on supply chains resulting in market volatility, which is expected to continue into 2022.

We will issue a Procurement Policy Note shortly. This will advise contracting authorities on how to manage market pressures affecting the availability and affordability of products.

Crown Paints have issued a new price list for non-core items. To request a copy, please email

Supply and distribution of alcoholic & associated beverages framework

Since 1 September, Newport County Borough Council have managed the framework for the supply and distribution of alcoholic and associated beverages. Please email for more details.