Framework contracts

PROMAN is a highly experienced framework contractor. Framework contracts (FWC) are horizontal contracts put in place by donors to facilitate the implementation of external aid. The objective of FWC is to provide, via individual assignments defined and contracted through Specific Contracts, short-term expertise which can be mobilised at very short notice.

Framework contract ‘Services for the Implementation of External Aid 2018’ (FWC SIEA 2018), Lot 4 (EC) (Lead company) Back

The objective of the FWC is to provide, via individual assignments defined and contracted through Specific Contracts, short-term expertise which can be mobilised at very short notice. The quality of the services which may make use of expertise either internal or external to the Framework Contractor must be guaranteed by the Framework Contractor who will provide the appropriate internal technical skills and resources.

The expertise may be required at any stage of the project cycle (except financial audits) and may cover any sector(s) within a Lot. The expertise may also cover any geographic area in the world, either inside or outside the EU.

Lot 4: Human development and safety net deals with the following (sub)-sectors:

1. Education (formal and non-formal)

  • All levels and types of education: early childhood education, primary education, secondary education, higher education
  • Comprehensive sector policy design and development
  • Education sector analysis and reform; education sector plan financing and implementation (MTEF, management of the education system, planning and programming, EMIS, governance, quality assurance)
  • School management and teacher issues, curricula and learning materials at all levels
  • Higher education (Degree and diploma programmes at universities, colleges and polytechnics; scholarships and inter-university cooperation programmes)
  • Basic life skills for youth and adults (including literacy and numeracy training)
  • Human Resources development: a) Education / training of professionals (curriculum development, vocational and academic training, costing and institutional aspects of training, continuing education); b) Human resources planning / management (including workforce management, motivation analysis, leadership and strategic capacities, worker migration)

2. Vocational Education and Training - VET (formal and non-formal)

  • School based TVET, advanced TVET, apprenticeship, on-the-job training
  • VET sub-sector analysis, reform, management, vocational reform (including analysis and measures to strengthen the links between VET and the Labour market and to promote involvement of the private sector)
  • National (or regional) Qualifications Frameworks (NQFs), and Prior learning Recognition (PLR)
  • Human Resources development : a) Education / training of professionals (curriculum development, vocational and academic training, costing and institutional aspects of training, continuing education); b) Human resources planning / management (including workforce management, motivation analysis, leadership and strategic capacities, worker migration

3. Lifelong learning

  • Lifelong learning

4. Culture

  • Culture development policies, cultural governance, intercultural dialogue (including inter-belief dialogue), protection and promotion of cultural diversity, cultural heritage, audio-visual, cultural and creative industries and tourism, innovation in culture (e.g. digital)
  • Mainstreaming of culture (cultural expressions in support to other sector planning and programming)

5. Social Inclusion and Protection (formal and informal)

  • Social situation and impact analysis
  • Social policy institutions and their management
  • Pension policy, legislation, systems and reform
  • Social inclusion and assistance policies and systems (Subsidies, cash transfers, special programmes for vulnerable and marginal groups e.g. the elderly, the disabled, female headed households, orphans, street children

6. Health

  • Public health
  • Health care
  • Human Resources development
  • Pharmaceutical sector
  • Health promotion
  • Health Metrics

7. Research & Innovation

  • Public-private partnerships in research, technology and innovation; university-industry research collaborations
  • Technology parks; innovative business incubators
  • Models for commercialisations and absorption of technologies
  • Frugal innovation, smart specialisation, innovative applications with high potential on societal challenges
  • Research infrastructure and capacity development (incl. centres of competence)
  • Researchers' mobility, training and career development (incl. complementary skills and "diaspora")
  • (Inter-) Regional and international (strategic) collaboration in research and innovation

Each lot is expected to support and advise Commission services (Headquarters and EU Delegations) and/or Partner Countries/Organisations along the entire cycle of operations (from design to implementation and evaluation of EU interventions) by providing technical inputs and by assisting in carrying out analysis, studies and providing opinions and advice.

Each lot incorporates expertise related to a number of horizontal aspects/tasks, such as:

  1. Analytical studies (e.g. feasibility studies, institutional/stakeholder analysis, political and economic analysis, strategic environmental assessments, environmental impact assessments, climate risk assessments, intervention logic and logical framework approach/theory of change, economic analysis, data collection and analysis, performance measurement and indicators, monitoring and evaluation systems)
  2. Policy-related analysis (e.g. gender analysis, do- no-harm and conflict-sensitivity analysis, religious dynamics assessments) and design. This will also include mainstreaming of crosscutting issues
  3. Technical inputs (e.g. technical annexes for works and supplies)
  4. Evaluation of offers; assessment of grant proposals
  5. Evaluations (e.g. mid-term, final and ex-post, impact evaluations, including of budget support programmes)
  6. Public financial management and domestic revenue mobilisation, including at sector level and at subnational government level
  7. Investment financing
  8. Capacity development and institutional strengthening
  9. Training and research
  10. Awareness-raising (incl. information and communication)

PROMAN is the lead company of a consortium consisting of 19 partners:

PROMAN (Luxemburg)
  • AECOM International Development Europe (Spain)
  • AEDES (Belgium)
  • BIEF (Belgium)
  • B&S Europe(Belgium)
  • Culture Lab (Belgium)
  • EPOS Health Management (Germany)
  • GOPA (Germany)
  • hera (Belgium)
  • INOVAMAIS (Portugal)
  • Lattanzio Advisory (Italy)
  • Niras Finland (Finland)
  • IP Consult (Germany)
  • NIRAS Sweden (Sweden)
  • Particip (Germany)
  • PAI (UK)
  • SFERE (France)
  • Transtec (Belgium)
  • World Learning (USA)

For further details: please contact Mert Perk at mperk@proman.lu

Job opportunities under this FWC are posted on the Jobs page

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