The DATS framework started on 13 May 2015, for an initial period of two years, with options to extend two additional one-year periods and is available to all Scottish public institutions. The framework is a multi-vendor agreement. Organizations can use the framework to organize mini-competitions or a direct award option for contracts awarded by the framework. The SPA is closely following the evolution of the pandemic and is following the guidance of the Scottish Government. Check out our comprehensive contingency plan and additional resources on our COVID 19 page. A simple executive begging for the supply of office client devices and related services. It was established to assist contracting authorities in setting up and operating a new framework agreement or in awarding a contract under an existing agreement.