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 1 (European Commission) 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 1: Sustainable management of natural resources and resilience deals with the following (sub)-sectors:

  1. Agriculture
    • Crop production, storage, conservation, transformation, and marketing /value chains
    • Vegetable, fruit and cash crop production storage, conservation, transformation and marketing /value chains
    • Legal aspects
    • Alternative production systems (organic farming, agroforestry, permaculture)
  2. Livestock
    • Livestock regeneration plans
    • Veterinary, animal health, animal identification, quarantine and border inspection posts
    • Trade of animal products
    • Production, conservation, storage and marketing of animal products
    • Legal aspects
  3. Sustainable Forestry management and conservation
    • Forest inventories, forest management plans, forest establishment and plantation management
    • Agroforestry, community and environmental development programmes
    • Strategic and operational resource development and wood supply plans
    • Forestry industry development plans
  4. Fishery and aquaculture
    • Marine and fresh water aquaculture
    • Assessment of fish stocks and sustainable fish resources exploitation
    • Legal aspects
  5. Land management
    • Land use planning, Land information systems and applications,
    • Land reform policies
    • Land registration and cadastre, Land market development, estate economic assessments
  6. Food security & nutrition
    • Assessment of national stocks
    • National statistics on food production
    • Forecasts of famine and early warning systems
    • Transitory and chronic food insecurity
    • Nutrition
  7. Food safety
    • Tracing, food control
    • Legal aspects
  8. Extension/Training/Human Resources Development/Institutional development
    • Extension services
    • Training of personnel
    • Sectoral organisations (farmers, producers, traders)
    • Institutional strengthening
  9. Rural Infrastructure
    • Rural infrastructure planning, development and rehabilitation (Market infrastructure, irrigation and drainage, etc.)
  10. Climate Change
    • Climate change: resilience, adaptation and mitigation
  11. Sustainable Natural Resource management
    • Sustainable management and protection of natural resources, biodiversity and ecosystems (soil erosion/salinization/fertility, national parks ecosystem protection, fight against desertification, etc.)
    • Sustainable Water management including planning (e.g. integrated river basin management), supply, waste water treatment (incl. waste water reuse and energy generation)
    • Environmental protection
    • Pollution including chemicals, plastics, waste, air pollution and greenhouse gases emissions
    • Green economy (incl. sustainable and resource efficient production and consumption), Blue Economy
    • Ocean governance including marine/coastal zones protection
  12. Disaster Risk Reduction
    • Disaster Risk Reduction, including climate and environmental risks/disaster management

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 incorporate expertise related to a number of horizontal aspects/tasks, such as:

  • 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)
  • 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
  • Technical inputs (e.g. technical annexes for works and supplies)
  • Evaluation of offers; assessment of grant proposals
  • Evaluations (e.g. mid-term, final and ex-post, impact evaluations, including of budget support programmes)
  • Public financial management and domestic revenue mobilisation, including at sector level and at subnational government level
  • Investment financing
  • Capacity development and institutional strengthening
  • Training and research
  • Awareness-raising (incl. information and communication)

PROMAN is member of the consortium led by Transtec (Belgium).

For further details: please contact Mert Perk at

Job opportunities under this FWC are posted on the Jobs page

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