Horizontal framework contracts are put in place by EuropeAid Cooperation Office to facilitate the implementation of the external aid. General information and guidelines on various framework contracts, information on the framework contractors per lot and standard documents can be found below.
Framework contracts are empty shells with no financial value in themselves. Only specific contracts based on framework contracts are preceded by a budgetary commitment.
EuropeAid has put in place some multiple (i.e. with several providers) framework contracts with reopening of competition in order to facilitate the implementation of the External Aid.
The main on-going framework contracts are the following:
Framework contract 'Services for the implementation of external aid 2018' (FWC SIEA 2018)
The Framework Contract SIEA 2018 is valid from 01/06/2018 until 31/05/2020.
The Framework Contract BENEF 2013 was valid from 01/01/2014 to 31/03/2018. It is no longer possible and authorised to sign specific contracts under FWC BENEF 2013.
The Framework Contract COM 2015 is an instrument for recruiting expertise / logistics within 3 lots for activities in the interest of the European Commission.
The Audit Framework Contract 2014 provides services by professional firms for auditing programmes and projects of external aid for development financed by the EDF and the EU Budget. The audits can also cover contributions of the EU to international organisations in the context of development aid.