Framework Agreement Guidance

Framework agreements are agreements between one or more buyers and one or more suppliers that provide for the terms of contracts to be agreed for a specified period of time, including the price and, if applicable, the expected quantity. Other repetitive conditions known in advance, such as the place of delivery. B, can be included. They are also called ceiling purchase contracts and master order contracts. Essentially, they aim to allow a quick order of goods standardly used and purchased on the basis of the lowest price. Examples of these products are printing, stationery, computer and software supplies, as well as pharmaceutical stocks. The following information was provided to assist purchasing managers in verifying whether to withdraw from a framework agreement or develop a framework agreement. It is recommended that you treat with caution the allegations that speculative framework agreements offer the prospect of “full compliance with public procurement law.” Before using such a framework, a public body should carefully consider the assurance it gives it, both in terms of compliance with legislation and value for money. The appeal must be made on the basis of the attribution criteria set out in the framework agreement with the supplier who has submitted the lowest price or whose offer is economically the most advantageous. Unsuccessful bidders must be informed of the outcome when a contract is awarded under a framework agreement. If an aspect of the contract supply is not included in the framework agreement, but is relevant to the nature of the appeal contract, organizations should consider how best to address it in the appeal agreement.

Organizations should consider whether the conditions set out in the framework allow for additional criteria. For example, if fair working practices have not been included in the framework agreement, but there is an attribution criterion to combat “sustainability,” more specific criteria can be included in this broader section to address fair working practices. Organizations must ensure that current and future framework agreements (including those concluded before the legislation came into force) are in compliance with the RGPD.