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For Information: Purchasing Content Resources

NICE Electronic and Print Content Framework Agreement
Contract Number: NICEFAHEE/1619

The Framework enables the NHS and other health and social care related organisations to buy print and electronic & medical and healthcare related content including journals, books, bibliographic and full text databases, Aggregated Evidence Resource Summaries and Point of Care (PoC) tools. 


Save time and effort

  • simplified procurement process;

  • no need for full competitive tendering - faster and easier than a full tender process;

  • no negotiations on terms required - pre-agreed Terms and Conditions and mandatory Service Standards specific to this Framework.

Get value for money

  • pre-agreed discounts for some Content Resources;

  • see the methodologies used by Providers in their purchasing and subscription models in order to demonstrate efficiency savings for the NHS;

  • make informed content purchasing decisions and justify spend.

Meet EU regulations

  • The framework complies with Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

More choice

  • A variety of provider types across the Framework - direct publishers, agents, aggregators and booksellers.

Full information about the Framework, including details of the appointed Providers and a step by step Buyers Guide, is available from the Framework website at

The Framework Agreement is delivered and managed by NICE through funding provided by HEE on behalf of the NHS.

Updated 7 November 2016