FWCs are usually 4-year contracts in which groups of companies (consortia) become “preferred suppliers” for technical assistance services for the EC in a specific area of expertise called a “lot”. Our employees are trained to manage the implementation of short-term assignments in a variety of technical and methodological areas. This includes the support of individual experts to respond to service requests as well as the smooth and timely management and quality assurance of all contractual, technical and financial matters. Particip currently participates in various EU framework agreements, either as a consortium leader or as a partner. Our success rate is reflected in more than 800 short-term missions completed so far. As part of the Transtec-led consortium that was awarded Lot 12, Humanitarian Aid, Crisis Management and Post-Conflict Assistance, ECES will provide short-term electoral expertise in the field of election observation. The objective of the FWC is to provide short-term know-how through individual contracts defined and ordered by specific contracts, which can be mobilized in the very short term. The quality of the services, which may be based on the internal or external expertise of the framework contractor, must be guaranteed by the framework contractor, who has the appropriate in-house technical skills and resources. In 2013, the EU reopened the call for tenders for beneficiaries of the European Framework Contract (FWC) for the period 2013-2017. THE FWCs are contracts concluded by the EuropeAid Cooperation Office to facilitate the implementation of European external assistance through a rapid and transparent recruitment of expertise in various fields.

FWC 2013-2017 includes 13 areas for which organisations can apply alone or in consortium. The EU institutions conclude a series of framework contracts (FWCs) with external contractors for certain services that are regularly needed. These are usually large multi-year contracts that focus on specific areas or methods. CEPS has many years of experience in providing advisory services to the European Commission, the European Parliament and other European institutions through the FWC. Over the past 3 years, CEPS has carried out around 60 specific projects through FWC and has worked with leading partners on larger contracts. We are currently involved in more than 30 BWWs, 15 of which are led by a CEPS research team. FWC for the implementation of strategic assessments of the European Commission`s international cooperation and development relations. This is a two-year contract that can be extended up to 2 more years. This FWC takes place from 03/2016 to 02/2020.

Lot 5: BUDGET SUPPORT covers the following sectors: public policy, macroeconomic stability, public financial management, domestic revenue mobilization, statistics and indicators. . Lot 6: FINANCING INNOVATIVE DEVELOPMENT covers the following sectors: economic, financial, technical and legal experts in financial products and structures, financial/risk takers, markets and financing needs/gaps, policy issues, legal, institutional and procedural issues. For more information on CEPS activities, please contact us at tenders@ceps.eu. This Framework Agreement (SWC) provides expertise for the implementation of external assistance. The services requested in individual projects concern the entire project cycle: as a rule, each batch is supervised by several consortia which, through “service requests” (RfS), are invited to submit proposals (expert CVs and short methods) for a specific task. The time between receipt of an RfS and the deadline for submitting the corresponding proposal is 14 calendar days for shorter orders and 30 calendar days for longer orders. The minimum level of expertise is required to cover the entire project cycle, from design to implementation and evaluation of EU actions: each batch includes expertise in a number of horizontal aspects/tasks, such as: Lot 1: SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND RESILIENCE covers the following sectors: agriculture, livestock, sustainable forestry and conservation, fisheries and aquaculture, land management, food security and nutrition, food security, enlargement/training/human resource development/institutional development, rural infrastructure, climate change, sustainable management of natural resources, disaster risk reduction.

. . . This FWC started on 01.06.2018 for an initial period of two years. The consortia in which we are involved – whether as lead companies or as partners – are made up of recognised consulting firms with complementary areas of expertise and geographical focus. Long-term agreement to provide timely, high-quality technical expertise to UNICEF`s education sector. This LTA runs from 04/2016 to 04/2019.Job offers under this FWC will be published on the Jobs page More information about the recruitment process can be found on our working with us page. . In summary, ECES is active in both election observation and electoral support within LOT 7 and 12. Expertise may be required at any stage of the project cycle (with the exception of financial audits) and can cover any sector (all sectors) in a batch. The expertise can also extend to any geographical area of the world inside or outside the EU.

. Each batch is expected to support and advise Commission services (EU headquarters and delegations) and/or partner countries/organisations throughout the cycle of activities (from design to implementation and evaluation of EU interventions) by providing technical inputs and helping to carry out analyses and studies, as well as issuing opinions and advice. Lot 4: HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND SAFETY NET covers the following sectors: education, vocational training, lifelong learning, culture, social inclusion and protection, health, research and innovation. .