Achieve the Flexible Framework in 12 months!

3rd April 2014

New free resource for sustainable procurement professionals

NETpositive Futures has worked with the Flexible Framework  for a number of years. They have recently decided to re-visit the framework with a fresh pair of eyes, as we believe progress across the public sector in terms of its implementation remains mixed.

The Flexible Framework remains an excellent piece of work, however there are a number of challenges that emerge when trying to implement it. In a new guidance document, the challenges are addressed and it offers a simple and straightforward action plan designed to make achieving Level 4 of the Framework a manageable prospect in under 12 months.

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Delivering a series of workshops with over 60 procurement professionals in the Higher Education sector recently has enabled them to consult widely as we developed this action plan so know it is both practical and relevant. It is however, of use to any organisations using the Flexible Framework as the basis of their approach to sustainable procurement.

We are offering this to the sector not because we think it is perfect but because we hope it helps. The document is being shared with the sector free of charge with the support of the EAUC and University Business Magazine.

If you're looking to undergo any training on the Flexible Framework, the EAUC can organise this for you so contact Emma to register your interest.

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