These examples are taken from the Office of Government Commerce`s „Framework Agreements and Developments”: A framework agreement is not a contract itself, but only an agreement on the terms that would apply to any order placed throughout its lifetime. In this case, a contract is only entered into if the order is placed and each order is a separate contract. Although this type of agreement is not technically a `contract`, you must always comply with EU procurement rules. A framework is needed to build units as part of a major construction program. Following a communication from the Official Journal of the European Communities and a selection procedure based on financial and economic capacity and technical capacity, a small number of major contractors were given a framework for the units to be built, if necessary, throughout the period of the agreement. The units in question may be prison cells, categories of hospital beds (e.g.B. acute, accident and emergency, etc.) Garages, etc., that have a standard size, standard or requirement. The awards are awarded on the basis of a particular mix of quality/unique awards to meet the needs. A mini-competition is held during the appeal phase and all contractors who are able to meet the specific unit requirement will be offered, with the call awarded to the contractor who makes the „economically most advantageous” offer for the necessary units. A number of international agreements are identified as framework agreements: for the offices of a public authority, a framework agreement is required, which is allocated to a single supplier on the „economically most advantageous” basis of the Official Journal of the European Union and selection.
The Authority uses its office requirements for the duration of the framework, based on the conditions agreed upon when the framework was put in place. In the context of contracting, a framework agreement is an agreement between one or more companies or organisations „with the aim of setting the conditions for contracts to be entered into for a specified period of time, including the price and, if applicable, the expected quantity.”  In the public sector, there are a number of central public procurement entities, whose objectives are the creation and management of framework agreements in accordance with EU public procurement directives  and available for use by designated public bodies.