The Framework Platform
All public sector frameworks on one platform
Framespan takes the pain out of searching for the correct procurement pathway allowing buyers to quickly find the right framework and supplier.
Over 1,500+ Frameworks
Today, Framespan holds over 1,500 frameworks from 17 framework providers and over 20,000 supplier records… But watch this space! We are developing new functionality, creating system connectors (APIs) and adding more accurate data to keep improving procurement processes.
Public sector procurement departments across the country are all too familiar with how hard it is to buy from frameworks. Multiple sites with different layouts and poor and fragmented data makes finding the right framework and the right supplier very difficult.
Framespan brings all this data together, directly from the framework provider. Presented in a single, easily searchable directory, buyers can save time by quickly assessing the whole market.
Suppliers often find that after going through all the hard work getting themselves onto a framework, they are not easily found by the buying community. Knowing when new frameworks are launching or expiring as well as knowing which frameworks their competitors are on take a lot of management.
Framespan enables suppliers to showcase their company, list the frameworks they are on and be contacted directly by the procurement department. Notifications can be set up for new and expiring frameworks to make it much easier to keep track of opportunities in the market.
For Framework Providers
Just as it is difficult for buyers to find the right framework, it is equally hard for framework providers to have their frameworks discovered.
Framespan displays frameworks in a simple table, displaying the essential data for the buyer to find. Framework providers are able to self-manage their data, company profile and users so that they can help the buyer make the right procurement choices.
Frequently asked questions
What is Framespan?
Framespan is a single directory of key framework information designed to make Buyer’s procurement process quicker, easier and more compliant. A lot of the data has been consolidated from publicly available sources, however, increasingly, framework providers are uploading their data directly into Framespan.
How does it work as a buyer?
A Buyer can find a framework by searching a keyword or reference number or by framework provider. Looking at the framework page, you will be able to see all the suppliers and filter them by Lot. There is also a link straight to the framework on the provider’s site.
How does it work for a supplier?
There are over 10K supplier company records in Framespan. A subscribing supplier can take ownership of its company record, add a logo, description and users. The supplier will also be able to add keywords, for categories, via which they can be searched and found by buyers.
Furthermore, the supplier is able to set up alerts to notify them when new frameworks have been added within their categories, or frameworks are due to expire.
How does it work for a framework provider?
Framespan is completely independent and treats all frameworks equally. Frameworks can be uploaded and managed by the framework provider organisation and will be displayed in alphabetical order. For more information regarding required data and format, please contact Framespan on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Which frameworks are on Framespan?
- Crown Commercial services
- NHS Supply Chain
- NHS digital
- (LPP) NHS London Procurement Partnership
- QE Facilities
- Healthtrust Europe
- NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaboration
- NHSE - HSSF
- NHS Digital
- NHS Commercial