A “catalogue” mechanism can be used to provide the certification body with more opportunities to use this option for the duration of the framework agreement. During the first procurement process, as much information as possible should be obtained from suppliers. Based on this information, it is possible to establish a catalogue allowing the certification body to give value judgments on the most competent supplier. I`m not sure the 2015 regulations bring more clarity than the 2006 regulations, but here are some comments on the post. CAs should keep in mind that even in the catalogue agreements described above, it is not permitted to order directly from a preferred supplier if the terms of the framework need to be refined and/or it is not possible to immediately identify the product or service that offers the best value in the catalogue. Regulation 33 (2) states that “in these regulations, an agreement between one or more contracting powers and one or more economic operators is defined by these regulations, including the price and, if applicable, the expected quantity.” Contracting powers are required to award any contract to the bidder who submitted the best bid based on the award criteria set out in the contract documents for the framework agreement. Regulation 33 usefully outlines the four types of framework agreements. The European Commission`s comments on framework agreements (adopted under the former 2004/18/EC Directive on Public Procurement) do not change much. It should be noted, however, that contracting authorities can take a hybrid approach when contracting under a multi-supplier framework agreement, allowing them direct access to direct calls and mini-competitions. While this has been a common practice, it is reassuring to see that this is reflected in the legislation.
As in the past, contracting authorities must issue notices when a framework agreement is reached. There are, however, some subtle changes from the 2006 PCR: in the public sector (i.e. in the public sector subject to EU public procurement rules), framework agreements have a number of uses: hello, I am a maritime subcontractor. I am counting on the publication of public procurement so that I can address the winning and even the losing bidders. I do not like the framework conditions because they were largely designed to hide public procurement. Once a framework is in place, subsequent contracts made in commercial enterprises (sic) should no longer be published.