The contract is only a framework contract if it obliges the buyer to purchase three tonnes of steel per year for four years. In this case, the rules apply to any purchase contract. The RCP 2015 clarified the rules on framework agreements as follows: a framework agreement is needed to cover the paper needs of a number of authorities over a period of four years. Following the opinion of the Official Journal of the European Union and the selection procedure based on financial and economic capacity and technical capacity, tenders are evaluated on the basis of `economically the most advantageous` for accession to the framework. A number of suppliers are included in the framework to provide a variety of pulps, simple, fed, recycled, colored, etc. – over a period of four years. For example, if you were supplying office furniture to the French government, a purchasing framework would set the terms for public procurement. This saves you from having to negotiate prices for each purchase. Framework agreements continue to play a central role in public procurement, including the possibility for boards to cooperate through central purchasing.
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