Yes, provided that this is a typical consultation and that the aim is not to distort competition. Appeal contracts may be sued after the expiry of the framework agreement. The `new` EU directive, which is the basis of the 2015 regulations, expressly states in point 62: “While contracts must be made on the basis of a framework agreement before the expiry of the term of the framework agreement, the duration of each contract, on the basis of a framework agreement, must not correspond to the duration of that framework agreement. In particular, it should be allowed to determine the duration of individual contracts on the basis of a framework agreement that will take into account factors such as the time required to complete them, when maintenance of equipment with a planned duration of use greater than four years is included, or when full staff training is required to complete the contract.” However, there is a general prohibition on the misuse of framework agreements or in a manner that distorts competition, and this should be taken into account when determining the duration of an appeal contract. Is the duration of the appeal contract affected by the framework clause? Previously, all public procurement was organized through tenders, so that only a tender would be required and the best was hoped for. Today, we see that more and more public sector organizations are buying through framework agreements. Stay with us. we throw another term into the mix, but it is relevant, we promise. From a public procurement perspective, a framework is actually a list of pre-qualified suppliers who can apply for a certain group of goods, services or works – because they have all signed the framework agreement.
Buyers then place individual call-off orders throughout the life of the frame. So to have a chance to sell to the public sector, you should first think in a frame. But to actually work with a buyer, you need to get the appeal phase. How to actually get on the call scene is a whole other fish cauldron that we don`t cover on this blog. However, we recommend that you start planning an effective sales and marketing strategy. It doesn`t matter when the frame ends.