What are they?
Procurement Frameworks, often known as Framework Agreements, are commonly used arrangements by which a group of suppliers are selected in order to deliver pre-agreed specifications when required within a defined period of time.
How do they relate to SPP?
Existing Frameworks might complicate the application of SPP practices, so it is important to conduct an assessment of current framework use across the prioritized procurement categories for Open SPP implementation, including usage amount, expiry date, etc. However, introducing essential sustainability criteria when selecting suppliers for a framework, can also be a way of implementing Open SPP. How you can introduce sustainability criteria to evaluate suppliers (i.e. whether you can establish it as an essential requirement, or award criteria) will depend on what is established in your enabling framework.