While this may discourage many companies, it is important to consider the scope of the agreement and the number of contractors who secure a place. As the number of suppliers increases, framework agreements offer more chances of success for companies that opt for tenders and can be great for building long-term relationships. As noted above, although it is likely that a framework agreement will be divided by sector or by specific work (often in the construction sector), many national framework agreements are divided into geographical regions and can be an important source of work in progress for companies and the creation of a dynamic acquisition system. Framework agreements allow a contracting authority to enter into longer-term agreements with more than one supplier and, in some cases, with suppliers for a number of industries. In public procurement, it is customary for a buyer to require a number of services; A good example of a framework agreement would be a municipality that seeks to obtain work in progress and divides a framework into lots such as roof, scaffolding, general construction, etc., in order to conclude an agreement with specialized companies without constantly entering the market. In theory, this should also benefit other supply chains over a guaranteed period of time. In many cases, a framework agreement is a way for the adjudicator to establish a framework document for its suppliers. This means that there is no need to offer more than once. The advantage for businesses is that once you have a place in the agreement, you will have access to a large amount of potential work, the specified amount being expected.
However, it is customary for a buyer to “recover” work packages through call contracts, mini-competitions or even, if necessary, another tendering procedure, which is described in the award criteria. As mentioned above, framework agreements can take between 2 and 10 years, so it`s important that you stay informed and be aware of future opportunities as soon as possible to ensure that you don`t miss a meaningful opportunity. At present, there is no classification of this area in the EU profile (see open-contracting/European Union extensions No. 31), but this information is important for users to understand how prices are interpreted and, given that frameworks are used outside the EU context, we should consider this as a central element of the OCDS. The important thing if you are fighting for a place in a frame is that the level of competition will be much higher.