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 5 (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 5: Budget Support deals with the following (sub)-sectors:

  1. Public policies
    • Formulation, assessment, monitoring of development/economic/sector policies
    • Public expenditure reviews, tracking surveys or equivalent
    • Growth inclusiveness and fight against inequalities
    • Economic empowerment of disadvantaged groups, including women and youth
    • Communication and awareness-raising around public policies and reforms
    • Growth sustainability and economic resilience
  2. Macroeconomic stability
    • Analysis (e.g. growth, fiscal balance, balance of payment, monetary survey)
    • Reforms and capacity building
    • Macroeconomic management and fiscal rules
    • Debt sustainability, contingent liabilities and arrears clearance
    • Economic vulnerability and external shocks
    • Oversight and restructuring/recapitalisation of the financial sector
  3. Public finance management
    • Assessment & diagnostic tools (e.g. Public Expenditure & Financial Accountability)
    • Reforms and capacity building, including in relation to public administration reforms
    • Public expenditure and cash management (e.g. budgeting, execution and reporting)
    • Public procurement
    • Debt management
    • Public sector accounting
    • Internal and external control/audit
    • Public investment/asset management
    • Supervision and management of state-owned enterprises or agencies
    • Public finance management in specific sectors and at subnational level
    • Budget transparency, oversight and accountability (e.g. parliament or civil society)
    • Anticorruption measures
  4. Domestic revenue mobilisation
    • Assessment & diagnostic tools (e.g. Tax Administration Diagnostic Assessment Tool)
    • Reforms and capacity building
    • Tax policy and tax administration (efficiency, effectiveness, fairness and transparency)
    • Extractive industries revenues
    • International tax governance
    • Transfer-pricing, anti-money laundering, illicit financial flows
    • Customs, fiscal impact of trade policies or regional integration, export/import controls
  5. Statistics and indicators
    • Assessment of data collection, processing, quality control, analysis and dissemination
    • Production of economic indicators (e.g. gross domestic product, inequality or poverty)
    • Production of sector-specific indicators, at national or regional/local levels
    • Reforms of statistical systems and capacity building
    • Performance measurement (e.g. indicators and targets, data verification, impact)

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:

  • 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 AECOM International Development Europe (Spain).

For further details: please contact Mert Perk at

Job opportunities under this FWC are posted on the Jobs page

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