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Thematic Area:

Framework Contracts


2018 - 2022


European Commission



Country Coverage:           


Project Overview

The European Commission (Commission) has streamlined its procurement procedures through framework contracts (FWC) to increase flexibility in the provision of short-term Technical Assistance (TA). The changes aim to support and advise the 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).

For this specific FWC for the Services for Implementation of External Aid (SIEA), EuropeAid – the Commission´s directorate-general for international cooperation and development (DG DEVCO) has qualified the Frankfurt School-led consortium of seven renowned international partners to participate in bids related to Lot 6: Innovative Finance for Development.

The assignments can cover any stage of the project cycle (analytical studies, evaluation of offers, evaluations but also technical inputs or capacity building) and can be in any of the technical areas of Lot 6, including the provision of economic, financial, technical and legal expertise for the following areas:

  • Policy Issues
  • Markets and financing needs/gaps
  • Financiers/Risk Takers
  • Finance Products and Structures (different forms, different objectives)
  • Legal, institutional and procedural issues  

The Frankfurt School-led consortium has been implementing the following assignments:

  • Study on Taxes and Refunds of EU funded Projects in Ethiopia
  • Assistance to the National Securities and Stock Market Commission in harmonising Ukraine’s legislation allowing the creation of modern financial and commodity products organised trading in Ukraine
  • Study of options and recommendations for promoting participation of local and regional contractors in procurement, DG DEVCO Partner Countries
  • Study on Investments in the Natural Capital and Circular Economy, DG DEVCO Partner Countries
  • Short-term Consultancy for Market Demand Testing on Products and Services of The Export-Import Bank of Trinidad and Tobago Limited