EuropeAid Framework Contracts: What you need to know

EU flags by the Berlaymont building, which houses the EU headquarters. Photo by: Daniel Antal / CC BY-SA

One of the world’s major aid donors, the European Union is no exception to intricate rules and lengthy tendering for the award of procurement contracts. Not only do EU-funded contracts differ according to the activities they cover — services, supplies or works — they also vary depending on the cost and duration of projects.

With services making up the majority of EuropeAid contracts, the European Commission decided to simplify the way it does procurement for those assignments, which encompass technical assistance and studies. This led it to create the Framework Contract instrument, or FWC.

Should your team be reading this?
Contact us about a group subscription to Pro.

About the author

  • Devos manola

    Manola De Vos

    Manola De Vos is an Engagement Lead for Devex’s Analytics team in Manila. She leads and designs customized research and analysis for some of the world’s most well-respected organizations, providing the solutions and data they need to grow their partner base, work more efficiently, and drive lasting results. Prior to joining Devex, Manola worked in conflict analysis and political affairs for the United Nations, International Crisis Group and the EU.