Rule 33 defines the four types of relevant framework agreements. The presentation by the European Commission of the framework agreements (published under the previous Directive 2004/18/EC on public procurement) does not change much. However, it is clear that contracting authorities can adopt a hybrid approach in the context of a framework agreement concluded with several suppliers under a framework agreement, i.e. they can allow direct calls and mini-competitions. While this is a common practice, it is reassuring to see that it is reflected in legislation. So far, the way framework contracts are managed in salesforce is not unprecedented. It should also be recalled that framework agreements announced in the Official Journal of the European Union must also be advertised in the Contracts Finder. Framework agreements are agreements between one or more buyers and one or more suppliers which lay down the conditions applicable to contracts to be defined for a specified period, in particular as regards the price and, where appropriate, the quantity provided. Other repetitive conditions known in advance, such as for example.
B the place of delivery, may be included. They are also called framework purchase agreements and framework order contracts. In essence, they must allow a quick order of frequently used goods from the bar, which are purchased on the basis of the lowest price. Such goods are printing works, stationery, computers and software, as well as pharmaceutical accessories. In delineating framework agreements, buyers should be aware of the effect of limited competition linked to repeated purchases of the same products by the same suppliers over a long period of time. It is therefore important that the benefit of establishing long-term partnerships is weighed against the advantage of opening up competition to potential new suppliers, in particular SMEs, in order to keep up with the continuous evolution of the market. Framework agreements should be concluded where the buyer needs to establish a strategic relationship with the supply chain over a long period of time, with suppliers able to adapt to the buyer`s requirements. The specifications and evaluation criteria shall be fixed in advance and may not be changed during the term of the agreement, from a period of at least 12 months to a maximum of 3 years. .