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Framework contracts

EU institutions conclude a number of framework contracts (FWCs) with external contractors for specific services that are required on a regular basis. These are generally large, multi-annual contracts focusing on certain thematic areas or methods.
CEPS has a long-standing experience in providing advisory services to the European Commission, the European Parliament and other European institutions via FWCs. In the past 3 years, CEPS has performed about 60 specific projects via FWCs, working with top-class partners on larger contracts. We are currently involved in over 30 FWCs, 15 of which are led by a CEPS research team.

For more information about CEPS activities, please contact us at tenders@ceps.eu.

ONGOING

Framework Contracts with the European Commission

  • Multiple Framework Service Contract in Competition for the provision of evaluation and evaluation related services, including support for impact assessment activities
    – Client: European Commission, DG ECFIN
    – CEPS role: Lead
    – Consortium partners: Ecorys (lead), NIESR (National Institute of Economic and Social Research)
    – Contracting period: 03/2017 – 03/2020
  • Framework Contract for the provision of services related to the implementation of Better Regulation Guidelines
    – Client: European Commission, DG EMPL
    – CEPS role: Lead
    – Consortium partners: EFTHEIA, Deloitte
    – Contracting period: 07/2017 – 07/2021
  • Framework Contract on Economic Analysis of Environmental Policies and Analytical Support in the Context of Better Regulation
    – Client: European Commission, DG ENV
    – CEPS role: Partner
    – Consortium partners: RPA Europe (lead), B’Innov, CEPS, INERIS, RWI (Leibniz-Institute for Economic Research), Sofies Group, VVA
    – Contracting period: 09/2019 – 03/2023
  • Multiple Framework Contract for the procurement of economic studies and analyses related to impact assessments and evaluations
    – Client: European Commission, DG GROW
    – CEPS role: Partner
    – Consortium partners: Economisti Associati (lead), CASE, Coffey, Technopolis
    – Contracting period: 10/2017 – 09/2021
  • Multiple Framework Contract with reopening of competition in the field of Sustainable Industrial Policy and Construction. Lot 1: Competitiveness, Environment, Climate Change, Energy and Transport
    – Client: European Commission, DG GROW
    – CEPS role: Lead
    – Consortium partners: Navigant, Economisti Associati
    – Contracting period: 10/2015 – 10/2019
  • Framework Contract for the Consultancy and technical support services in the area of legal migration and integration (Lot 2)
    – Client: European Commission, DG HOME
    – CEPS role: Partner
    – Consortium partners: Ramboll Management Consulting (lead), Erasmus University Rotterdam, Milieu
    – Contracting period: 07/2017 – 07/2021
  • Multiple framework contract for the supply of impact assessment, evaluation and evaluation related services in the policy areas under the responsibility of DG Justice and Consumers (Lot 1)
    – Client: European Commission, DG JUST

    – CEPS role: Partner
    – Consortium partners: Optimity Advisors (lead), AIT (Austrian Institute of Technology), Europe Economics, UCSC, Tipik, CSD
    – Contracting period: 04/2016 – 04/2020
  • Framework Service Contract for the provision of evaluation and impact assessment-related services
    – Client: European Commission, DG TAXUD
    – CEPS role: Partner
    – Consortium partners: Economisti Associati (lead), CASE, Coffey, CIC (Consorzio Italiano Consulenti), ECOPA, IPSOS, Milieu, Oxford Research, WEDOIT Solutions
    – Contracting period: 07/2019 – 07/2021
  • Multiple Framework Contract for the provision of evaluation services in the field of trade
    – Client: European Commission, DG TRADE
    – CEPS role: Partner
    – Consortium partners: Ernst & Young (lead), CIREM (Centre d’Information et de Recherche sur l’Economie Mondiale)
    – Contracting period: 07/2018 – 05/2022
  • Impact Assessments, Evaluations, Foresight and Strategic Analyses of R&I policies and programmes. LOT 3 – Studying, assessing and evaluating research and innovation programmes and policies (SARI)
    – Client: European Commission, DG RTD

    – CEPS role: Partner
    – Consortium partners: Technopolis (lead), AIT (Austrian Institute of Technology), CHEPS (University Twente Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies), Economisti Associati, Science Metrix
    – Contracting period: 09/2019 – 09/2021
  • Multiple Framework Contract with reopening of competition to provide economic analysis in support of SME policy
    – Client: European Commission, EASME
    – CEPS role: Partner
    – Consortium partners: Ernst & Young (lead), Open Evidence, The Lisbon Council for Economic Competitiveness and Social Renewal
    – Contracting period: 10/2017 – 10/2021
  • European EU-GCC Dialogue on Economic Diversification, Gulf Cooperation Council countries
    – Client: European Commission, Service for Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI)
    – CEPS role: partner
    Consortium partners: GFA Consulting Group (lead), D.M.I Associates
    – Contracting period: 01/2018 – 12/2020
  • Multiple Framework Contract for the Support to Structural Reforms in EU Member States. Lot 1: Support for the development and implementation of reforms
    – Client: European Commission, Structural Reform Support Service (SRSS)
    – CEPS role: Partner
    – Consortium partners: Ernst & Young (lead), PPMI
    – Contracting period: 07/2019 – 07/2023
  • Multiple Framework Contract on Advice, Benchmarking and Consulting services in information and communication technology (ABC IV) – Lot 3
    – Client: European Commission, DG DIGIT
    – CEPS role: Subcontractor
    – Consortium partners: PwC (lead), Wavestone
    – Contracting period: 12/2017 – 11/2021
  • Multiple Framework Contract for ‘Studies in Support to Research and Innovation Policy in the areas of Renewable Energy, Carbon Capture and Storage and Clean Coal’
    – Client: European Commission, DG RTD
    – CEPS role: Subcontractor
    – Consortium partners: Ernst & Young (lead), Rina Consulting, ECN+
    – Contracting period: 10/2015 – 10/2019
  • Framework Contract on Green Growth and Circular Economy – Supporting activities for stakeholder engagement, exchange of information and best practices (Lot 1)
    – Client: European Commission, DG ENV
    – CEPS role: Subcontractor
    – Consortium partners: Technopolis (lead), Adelphi Consult, Arctik, Deloitte Conseil, Eunomia Research and Consulting, Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP), Trinomics
    – Contracting period: 11/2018 – 11/2020

Framework Contracts with the European Parliament

  • Framework contract to provide foreign policy expertise in the fields of Trade (Lot 5)
    – Client: European Parliament, DG External Policies

    – CEPS role: Partner
    – Consortium partners: University of Innsbruck (lead), CASE, IdW, ISPI, NUPI
    – Contracting period: 09/2019 – 08/2024
  • Multiple Framework Service Contract for the Provision of external expertise on regulatory and policy issues in the field of industry (Lot 1)
    – Client: European Parliament, Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE)
    – CEPS role: Lead
    – Consortium partners: Ecorys
    – Contracting period: 03/2019 – 03/2023
  • Multiple Framework Service Contract for the Provision of external expertise on regulatory and policy issues in the field of Digital and ICT policies (Lot 2)
    – Client: European Parliament, Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE)
    – CEPS role: Lead
    – Consortium partners: Ecorys
    – Contracting period: 03/2019 – 03/2023
  • Multiple Framework Service Contract for the Provision of external expertise on regulatory and policy issues in the field of Energy and Climate Change (Lot 4)
    – Client: European Parliament, Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE)
    – CEPS role: Lead
    – Consortium partners: Ecorys
    – Contracting period: 03/2019 – 03/2023
  • Multiple Framework Service Contract for the provision of external expertise in the field of monetary and economic affairs (Monetary dialogues)
    – Client: European Parliament, DG Internal Policies of the Union
    – CEPS role: Sole contractor
    – Contracting period: 03/2015 – 03/2020
  • Multiple Framework Service Contract for the provision of external expertise in the fields of Budgetary Affairs. Lot 1: EU Budget Revenue
    – Client: European Parliament, DG Internal Policies of the Union
    – CEPS role: Lead
    – Consortium partners: IEEP, TRIPLE E Consulting and LSE Enterprise
    – Contracting period: 03/2015 – 03/2020
  • Multiple Framework Service Contract for the provision of external expertise in the fields of Budgetary Affairs. Lot 2: EU Budget Expenditure
    – Client: European Parliament, DG Internal Policies of the Union
    – CEPS role: Lead
    – Consortium partners: IEEP, TRIPLE E Consulting and LSE Enterprise
    – Contracting period: 03/2015 – 03/2020
  • Multiple Framework Service Contract for the provision of external expertise in the fields of Budgetary Affairs. Lot 4: EU Finances – Multiannual Financial Framework and other horizontal issues
    – Client: European Parliament, DG Internal Policies of the Union
    – CEPS role: Lead
    – Consortium partners: IEEP, TRIPLE E Consulting and LSE Enterprise
    – Contracting period: 03/2015 – 03/2020
  • Framework Service Contract for the provision of external expertise in the field of banking resolution (lot 2)
    – Client: European Parliament, DG Internal Policies of the Union
    – CEPS role: Sole contractor
    – Contracting period: 05/2016 – 01/2020

Framework Contracts with the Council of the EU

  • Multiple Framework Contract for Services on Impact Assessments of substantial amendments by the Council to legislative proposals. Lot 1: Internal Market and Consumer Protection, Telecommunications, Research and Energy, Regional Development, Transport and Tourism, Education, Culture and Sport
    – Client: Council of the European Union
    – CEPS role: Sole contractor
    – Contracting period: 01/2018 – 12/2021

Framework Contracts with the European Committee of the Regions

  • Multiple Framework Contract for Studies in the Fields of Economic Policies and Governance
    – Client: European Committee of the Regions (CoR)

    – CEPS role: Lead
    – Consortium partners: Spark Legal Network, CASE
    – Contracting period: 08/2019 – 08/2022
  • Multiple framework contract for studies in the field of the EU Budget
    – Client: European Committee of the Regions (CoR)
    – CEPS role: Lead
    – Consortium partners: LSE Enterprise, IEEP, Deloitte, Notre Europe-Institut Jacques Delors, Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour (UPPA)
    – Contracting period: 07/2017 – 07/2021

 

RECENTLY COMPLETED

Framework Contracts with the European Commission

  • Framework Service Contract for the provision of evaluation and impact assessment-related services
    – Client: European Commission, DG TAXUD
    – CEPS role: Partner
    – Consortium partners: Economisti Associati (lead), EUROPE Ltd., CASE, wedoIT-solutions, ECOPA
    – Contracting period: 12/2015 – 07/2019
  • Multiple Framework Contract for the Support to Structural Reforms in EU Member States. Lot 1: Support for the development and implementation of reforms
    – Client: European Commission, SRSS
    – CEPS role: Partner
    – Consortium partners: Ernst & Young (lead), PPMI
    – Contracting period: 10/2017 – 07/2019

Framework Contracts with the European Parliament

  • External expertise to the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. Lot 2: Respect and promotion of fundamental rights, citizenship and combating discrimination
    – Client: European Parliament, DG Internal Policies of the Union
    – CEPS role: Lead
    – Consortium partner: Centre d’études sur les conflits, liberté et sécurité (CCLS)
    – Contracting period: 09/2014 – 12/2018
  • External expertise to the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. Lot 4: Immigration, integration, and management of the EU’s external borders
    – Client: European Parliament, DG Internal Policies of the Union
    – CEPS role: Lead
    – Consortium partner: Centre d’études sur les conflits, liberté et sécurité (CCLS)
    – Contracting period: 09/2014 – 12/2018
  • External expertise to the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. Lot 3: Asylum
    – Client: European Parliament, DG Internal Policies of the Union
    – CEPS role: Lead
    – Consortium partner: Centre d’études sur les conflits, liberté et sécurité (CCLS)
    – Contracting period: 09/2014 – 12/2018
  • Research network to provide foreign policy expertise: Trade (Lot 7)
    – Client: European Parliament, DG External Policies of the Union
    – CEPS role: Subcontractor
    – Consortium partner: LSE Enterprise (lead), CASE, Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft Köln, Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale (ISPI), Overseas Development Institute (ODI), Univeristy of Innsbruck, University of Maastricht
    – Contracting period: 09/2014 – 08/2018
  • Framework service contract in lots for provision of external expertise in the fields of impact assessment and European added value. Lot 2: Internal Market and Consumer Protection
    – Client: European Parliament, DG Internal Policies of the Union
    – CEPS role: Lead
    – Consortium partner: Economisti Associati
    – Contracting period: 07/2013 – 07/2018
  • Framework service contract in lots for provision of external expertise in the fields of impact assessment and European added value. Lot 5: Legal and Constitutional Affairs
    – Client: European Parliament, DG Internal Policies of the Union
    – CEPS role: Lead
    – Consortium partner: Economisti Associati
    – Contracting period: 07/2013 – 07/2018
  • Framework service contract in lots for provision of external expertise in the fields of impact assessment and European added value. Lot 6: Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, Women’s Rights and Petitions
    – Client: European Parliament, DG Internal Policies of the Union
    – CEPS role: Lead
    – Consortium partner: Economisti Associati
    – Contracting period: 07/2013 – 07/2018
  • Framework service contract in lots for provision of external expertise in the fields of impact assessment and European added value. Lot 11: Methodological and horizontal issues
    – Client: European Parliament, DG Internal Policies of the Union
    – CEPS role: Lead
    – Consortium partner: Economisti Associati
    – Contracting period: 07/2013 – 07/2018

Framework Contracts with the European Committee of the Regions

  • Multiple Framework Service Contract on “The EU Budget” (Lot 4)
    – Client: European Committee of the Regions (CoR)
    – CEPS role: Lead
    – Consortium partner: IEEP
    – Contracting period: 05/2013 – 05/2017