Particip is currently involved in various EU framework contracts, either as the consortium-lead company or as partner. Our success rate is illustrated by more than 800 short-term assignments conducted to date.
The consortia in which we are involved - either as lead company or as partner - comprise recognised consulting firms with complementary fields of expertise and geographical focus.
Our staff are trained to manage the implementation of short-term assignments in a wide range of technical and methodological fields. This includes providing support to individual experts while responding to Requests for Services, and smooth and timely management and quality assurance of all contractual, technical and financial issues.
To increase flexibility in the provision of technical assistance (TA) provided to both partner countries and its own operations, the European Commission (EC) has streamlined procurement procedures through the use of Framework Contracts (FWCs). The objective of the EC's FWCs s is to provide short-term services for the benefit of partner countries and for Commission internal services. FWCs can cover all main EC programmes, instruments and regions.
FWCs are usually 4 year contracts in which groups of companies (consortia) become 'preferred suppliers' for TA services to the EC for a specific area of expertise, known as a 'Lot'.
Typically, each Lot is serviced by several consortia that are invited - through 'Requests for Services' (RfS) - to submit proposals (CVs of experts and brief methodologies) for a specific assignment. The period of time between the receipt of an RfS and the deadline for the corresponding proposal's submission is 14 calendar days for shorter and 30 calendar days for longer assignments.
Services requested under individual projects relate to the full project cycle:
Expertise common to all Lots
As a minimum, the expertise is required to cover the entire project cycle from design to implementation and evaluation of EU interventions: