OJEU Framework Permissible Users

As a central purchasing body as defined by the EU Combined Procurement Directive, YPO’s contracts are open to use by any public sector organisation within the UK.

YPO is a Joint Committee of Local Authorities. Authorities are under no obligation to join any framework; framework agreements are non-exclusive: authorities give no undertaking that they will purchase the whole or any of their requirements for goods through YPO frameworks. Permissible users of frameworks include:

YPO Member and Associate Member Authorities 

Local authority councils: county, unitary, district, borough, and metropolitan councils (parish and community councils are also permissible users) 


Educational establishments: nursery school, primary school, middle or high School, secondary school, academy, special school, pupil referral unit, further education college, university. 


Police, fire and rescue, maritime and coastguard agency emergency services:


NHS bodies, the HSC (Northern Ireland) and ambulance services: 


Central government departments and their agencies: 


Registered charities: 


Registered social landlords: government funded, not-for-profit organisations that provide affordable housing. They include housing associations, trusts and cooperatives. 


Public sector buying organisations: 


Other organisations: 

In addition to the organisations referenced above, YPO, associated companies, and other subsidiaries of the organisation (wholly or partly owned by YPO) may utilise frameworks.