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 Framework Contracts


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5. Expert Availability

The Framework Contractor who has been awarded the contract is required to confirm the availability of the Experts as soon as they receive the Award Letter. The Contractor can either confirm or decline the availability of the Experts proposed, or can proposed different Experts. Based on their decision, the Contractor will be asked to proceed (or not) to the eSignature of the Contract.

To access the tasks and operations required for the management of the Contract, you must first login to the Funding & Tenders Portal and access the contract details:

  • In the Funding & Tenders Portal, select “My Contract(s)” (1) in the left main menu;
  • Optional - On the My Contract(s) page, search for the contract in the searchbox (2) at the top left of the page;
  • For the relevant Contract, click on the “Action” button and select the “Manage Contract” (3) option.

In the Processes section of the General Information page of the Contract, you will find a list of various tasks and operations, with certain requiring your further action: blueinformational; greensuccessful; orangerequiring further action; and redblocking.

To confirm the availability of the Experts:

  • Click on the forward arrow icon of the Confirmation of the Availability of Experts task to expand the panel for more information;

  • View the details in the expanded panel, and click on the “Documents” link to view the Award Letter;

  • Click on the “Confirm” button for the agreement. In the Confirm Agreement pop-up window, confirm the availability of the Experts.

Once confirmed, the Confirmation of availability of Experts task will be indicated as successful, and the Specific Contract will immeadiately be made available for signature.


Please note that if the Contractor declines the availability of the Experts, or requires that a modification be made to the proposed Experts, a request for change must be addressed by e-mail to the Contracting Authority, who can either accept or reject the requested changes.


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