Minister Berta Pérez explains: “This framework agreement allows for agile processing and significantly reduces time and costs, in addition to preparing the island administration for the management of European funds, by improving the capacity to process the planned contracting files” .
The framework agreement, approved for the next two years and awarded for 9.4 million euros, will be executed through based contracts that will be formalized with the companies that have been awarded in each of the four lots in which the proposal has been distributed. .
Pérez indicates that «this is a rationalization measure included in the Contract Law that, through an open procedure, allows a selection of companies to be made and subsequently, through contracts based, to specify projects quickly, reducing time and administrative costs ”.
The catalog of services that can be contracted is very wide and goes through the development of plans and programs; project management offices; technical support for tenders; change management, development, implementation and maintenance of applications and information systems; quality improvement systems, simplification and rationalization of administrative procedures; legal advice and assistance in electronic administration, privacy; data protection and regulatory processes, among others.
Berta Pérez stresses that «This is the first double tender framework agreement processed by a public administration in the Canary Islands. Although the state has a long tradition in this type of tool, due to the large volumes handled by the local administration, local SMEs find it difficult to access ”. However, in this process processed by the Cabildo de Tenerife “there is a good balance between large companies and local SMEs, most of which have accessed through UTE”, explains Pérez.
For his part, the insular director of Modernization, Daniel González, specifies that «Framework agreements allow cooperation between the different public administrations, by means of the adhesion of other institutions, saving important costs in the administrative procedure ”. González explains that “one administration, in this case, the Cabildo de Tenerife, processes and several can benefit from the contracting procedure.”
The insular director adds that “in the case of this first double bidding framework agreement, two councils have joined, those of Gran Canaria and El Hierro, as well as two city councils on the island, specifically those of La Laguna and Vilaflor, and six entities dependent on the insular institution.
From the insular directorates of Modernization and Human Resources and Legal Advice, through the Contracting Office, several framework agreements are currently being processed to which other administrations have adhered, such as postal services, software licenses and acquisition or leasing of computer equipment.
The Cabildo de Tenerife is currently in the process of processing contracts based on this framework agreement, whose development will be published in the coming months.