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National Framework Agreement

National Framework Agreement


  • National Framework Agreements are increasingly used by State Bodies and Public Authorities in procuring products and services in the Irish Market place.


  • There has been an increased trend towards National Framework Agreements in compliances with European and Irish Procurement law.


  • The National Framework Agreements are viewed as publicly reviewable contacts, very important in a legal context, meaning a legal challenge may be mounted in respect of same.


  • State Bodies and Public Authorities will argue that time runs from the issuing of the National Framework Agreement and the Law dictates you must act to protect your position within 30 days or lose your right to challenge in the High Court.


  • An infringement notice should issue 14 days from that date time begins to run however this is not absolutely mandatory in a legal context.


  • Upon a National Framework Agreement being issued if you are a competitor and are frustrated or have an issue which may disqualify you from competing to qualify as an appointee to the National Framework Agreement then you should contact Alan Wallace at Mangan O’Beirne Solicitors as soon as possible to seek legal guidance.


For advice regarding procurement law please contact Alan Wallace of Mangan O’Beirne at (01) 6684333 or alanwallace@manganobeirne.ie .