« There is no art in the world to which a grand philosophy is more necessary than to agriculture. »

Excerpt from "Recette véritable"
(Bernard Palissy, 1563)

Framework contracts

Since 2000,ADE has participated in different Framework Contract Agreements both as a leader and as a consortium partner.

Most of these Framework Contract Agreements are conducted for different Directorate Generals of the European Commission and also for other clients like: Belgian Development Agency (Enabel), World Food Program, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Netherlands, RVO Netherlands, DFID.

ADE has been active in the previous EC Framework Contract FWC AMS/451- Framework Contract for operational services in favor of the beneficiary countries. BENEFICIARIES 2008 and in the last BENEFICIARIES 2013 as Leader of Lot 11 - Macroeconomy, Statistics and Public Finance Management and partner in 2 other Lots.

Presently, ADE is leading two lots (thematic sectors) of the European Commission's Framework Contract Services for the implementation of External Aid - SIEA 2018.

  • EC FWC SIEA 2018:   Lot 5 - Budget Support.
  • EC FWC SIEA 2018:   Lot 6 - Innovative Financing for Development.
And is participating as Consortium Partner in 3 Lots:
  • EC FWC SIEA 2018:  Lot 1 - Sustainable management of natural resources and resilience.
  • EC FWC SIEA 2018:   Lot 2 - Infrastructure, sustainable growth and jobs.
  • EC FWC SIEA 2018:   Lot 3 - Human rights, democracy and peace.
ADE is also leading or participating in Framework Contract Agreements under other core thematic areas of excellence
    FWC COM 2015 Lot 1 - Evaluation, communication and event organization.
  • DG ECHO:
    FWC for Evaluation and Impact Assessment of the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Activities.
  • World Food Program:
    WFP FWC Evaluation Service - Long Term Agreement for the Provision of Evaluation Services (Strategic/Policy, Impact, and Country Portfolio Evaluations.
  • Netherlands' Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
    FWC Lot 1 - Qualitative effect evaluations and FWC Lot 2 - Qualitative and Quantitative effect Evaluations.
  • Netherlands' Enterprise Agency (RVO):
    FWC Evaluation Lot 2 - Performance of evaluation studies of International development programs of RVO.
  • DG Health and Food Safety:
    FWC Lot 2 FOOD - Evaluation, impact assessment, monitoring and implementation and of other related services, in relation to the health and food policies.
  • DG HOME:
    FWC Lot 1 - Technical and Support Services in the field of Irregular Migration.
  • DG COMP:
    FWC for Studies for Evaluation and Impact Assessment in the area of State Aid policy.
  • ENABEL Belgian Cooperation:
    FWC Lot 1 - Mid-term evaluations and final evaluations of interventions of the Belgian Development Agency in the fields of: agriculture, inclusive economic growth, infrastructure, energy, productive sectors, and cross sectoral themes (gender, human rights, HIV AIDS, environment, capacity building).
    FWC Lot 1 - Public Finance Management (French) in Developing Countries.
    FWC Lot 2 - Public Finance Management (English) in Developing Countries.
    FWC Lot 4 - Evaluation of internal control systems and management processes (French) in Developing Countries.
    FWC Lot 6 - Evaluation of internal control systems and management processes (Spanish) in Developing Countries.
  • DG AGRI:
    Framework contract for the Evaluation studies of CAP measures contributing to the general objectives of balanced territorial development.
To carry out the projects, we are always looking for experts in the above-mentioned sectors. Therefore, you are kindly invited to register your CV and to regularly check our open opportunities for assignments in these fields.


Your contact: Dominique Cabuy
Office: +32 (0) 10 454510
Fax: +32 (0) 10 454099
E-mail: dominique.cabuy@ade.eu

What is a Framework Contract?

The Framework Contract (FWC) provides expertise for the implementation of External Aid. The FWC has no overall contract amount or maximum budget. The contract amount is fixed at the level of each individual assignment in the Specific Contract and the maximum value of a specific contract under this framework contract cannot exceed 999,999 EUR. The various Specific Contracts are governed by the EU External Aid Programmes under which they are financed. These EU External Aid Programmes include the European Development Fund (EDF), as well as the Programmes financed from the EU General Budget. The objective of the FWC is to provide, via individual assignments defined and contracted through Specific Contracts, expertise which can be mobilized at short notice.

The beneficiary countries are mainly ACP (Africa-Caribbean-Pacific) countries but also the countries of the ENPI (European Neighborhood policy), ALA (Asia and Latin America) countries, candidates and potential candidates to join the European Union.