If a framework agreement is concluded with several suppliers, there must be at least three suppliers if the value of the contract exceeds the thresholds, provided there are at least three suppliers that satisfy the requirements.
There is no requirement to have at least three accepted suppliers for procurements below the thresholds and for B-Services. Information on decisions relating to the conclusion of a framework agreement must be issued to candidates and tenderers. The award of a framework agreement may be the subject of an application for a review and damages.
In the case of a framework agreement that has been concluded with several suppliers, contracts are awarded based on the framework agreement either:
by applying the terms contained in the framework agreement (e.g. ranking), or if not all of the terms are laid down in the framework agreement, after the reopening of competition.