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 EU’s External Action 2023 (FWC SEA 2023), Lot 14 (European Commission) Back

This framework contract is mainly intended to support the European Commission Directorates-General in charge of the implementation of External Action: DG INTPA, DG NEAR, FPI and EU Delegations.

The objective of this framework contract is to provide a contractual tool that can mobilise rapidly (compared to a standard tender procedure) through specific contracts the expertise required to assist the European Commission departments in implementing their policies.

The expertise required may cover any sector within a lot in any geographic area of the world.

LOT 14: MIGRATION AND FORCED DISPLACEMENT deals with the following (sub)-sectors:

  1. Support to legal migration and mobility
  • Labour migration, including fair recruitment, migration related skills development, pre-departure measures, protection of migrant workers’ rights
  • Student exchanges, academic and researchers’ mobility
  • Free movement
  1. Addressing irregular migration
  • Activities related to combating smuggling of migrants
  • Support to Integrated Border Management
  • Support to voluntary returns of migrants
  • Support to reintegration of returned migrants and their origin communities
  • Support to information and awareness raising, campaigns on the risks of irregular migration and the possibility of using legal migration channels
  • Activities related to combating trafficking in human beings and protecting its victims
  1. Response to forced displacement
  • Support to resettlement and repatriation of refugees
  • Support to return of Internally displaced persons (IDPs)
  • Support to reintegration of returned refugees and IDPs
  • Support for refugees’ or their host communities’ access to basic services such as health, education, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), nutrition, shelter and settlements, social protection
  • Support for IDPs or their host communities’ access to basic services such as health, education, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), nutrition, shelter and settlements, social protection
  • Protection of refugees including regularization and documentation
  • Protection of IDPs including regularization and documentation
  1. Addressing root causes of irregular migration and forced displacement
  • Related to socio-political drivers (instability, fragility, conflict and violence)
  • Related to socio-economic drivers (as e.g. poverty, lack of access to basic services, unemployment etc.)
  • Related to climate change, disasters and environmentally related displacement etc.
  1. Support to migration governance / migration management
  • Support to any migration and forced displacement dialogue (e.g. Khartoum Process, Rabat Process, Budapest Dialogue, UNHCR Support Platforms, UNODC Niamey Declaration, Iran-EU migration dialogue etc.)
  • Support to global processes (as the implementation of the Global Compact for Refugees, the UNSG’s High Level Panel on IDPs, the Platform on Disaster Displacement etc.)
  • Support to advanced administrative capacity building for strengthened migration governance and readmission
  • Support for interoperability solutions in relation to the existing databases in particular biometrics capture, including purchase and installation, or link to border management databases at external borders
  1. Migration and development
  • Diaspora engagement
  • Support to reducing costs of remittances as well as to their productive use
  1. Protection of migrants
  • Support to regularization, registration, documentation and integration of immigrants
  • Children on the move or affected by migration /forced displacement
  • Migrant women, gender issues
  • Migrants in detention
  • Migrants who are victims of trafficking in human beings or at risk of becoming victims of trafficking
  1. Collection, analysis and dissemination of migration/forced displacement-related data

Framework Contractors are expected to support and advise European Commission (EU) services Headquarters (HQ) and EU Delegations (EUDs) and/or Partner Countries/Organisations along the cycle of operations (excluding evaluations) by providing technical inputs and by assisting in carrying out analysis, studies and providing opinions and advice. To this end, each lot should incorporate expertise related to the following horizontal aspects/tasks:

  1. Policy-related analysis and design.
  2. Mainstreaming of EU policy priorities within interventions, focusing on priorities listed in Art. 8.8 of the NDICI- Global Europe regulation. This includes the fight against climate change; environmental protection; human rights, democracy, gender equality; disaster risk reduction; integration of a resilience approach and conflict-sensitivity; application of the principles of ‘do no harm’ and of ‘leaving no one behind’; addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and promoting interlinkages between them.
  3. Analytical tasks related to Intervention Cycle Management, supporting the implementation of DG INTPA and DG NEAR methodology from design to closure of operations. Tasks include among others: feasibility studies, needs assessments, institutional/stakeholder analysis, political, economic and financial analysis, cost benefit analysis, context analysis, quality review of documents, support to programme/project design, guidelines, policy analysis, stakeholders’ consultations, project monitoring, impact assessments.
  4. Logical Framework approach, monitoring and evaluations systems design and management; measuring performance and reporting results; data collection and data analysis.
  5. Expertise to enhance Joint Programming and Team Europe Initiatives.
  6. Public financial management and domestic revenue mobilisation, including at sector level and at subnational government level.
  7. Thematic, financial, operational support to the European Fund for Sustainable Development Plus (EFSD+) pipelines, blending and guarantees.
  8. Analysis of legislation, regulations and law enforcement, including legislative gap analysis.
  9. DG INTPA policy framework and European Union global interests; Public Policy Analysis and Management, and Political economy, anthropological analysis; development partners; Multi-stakeholders Policy dialogue processes.
  10. Scientific and engineering technical inputs for works and supplies contracts’ annexes.
  11. Evaluation of offers received in the context of tender procedures; assessment of grant proposals.
  12. Public information and communication tasks, awareness-raising, visibility;
  13. Capacity-development activities and training for EU staff (both at HQ and EU Delegations) and for implementing partners’ staff;
  14. Studies and desk or short-term technical assistance: at any stage of the intervention cycle, in support of policy initiatives, or to enhance evidence-based knowledge and the analytical capacity of EU Delegations and Headquarters;
  15. Programming, in particular the refinement of initial programming ideas, provision of specific advice in relation to options identified by EU staff, support for short-term programming missions;
  16. Monitoring and tracking progress towards policy spending targets;
  17. Knowledge management and dissemination;
  18. Organisation of conferences, seminars, workshops, directly linked and ancillary to the services provided in the specific contract of the lot.

PROMAN is member of the consortium led by LINPICO (France).

For further details: please contact Mert Perk at

Job opportunities under this FWC are posted on the Jobs page

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