framework contracts

Pinto Consulting GmbH and Luvent Consulting GmbH have formed a long-term partnership to collaborate on framework projects for development consulting. Together we operate as Pinto Luvent GmbH to implement international donor-funded framework contracts (FWC). Our team consists of in-house experts renowned in their respective fields and a seasoned project management and backstopping team based in Berlin, Germany. Our experience stretches over four decades, having implemented more than 200 projects in most regions of the globe. We complement our in-house team where needed with a pool of strictly vetted associate experts, respected in the industry for their specialised skill-set and expertise.


We are currently active members in the following EC funded Framework Contract for the Implementation of External Aid 2018 (FWC SIEA 2018)

Lot 1 – Sustainable management of natural resources and resilience

  • Agriculture
  • Livestock
  • Sustainable forestry management and conservation
  • Fishery and aquaculture
  • Land management
  • Food security, safety and nutrition
  • Extension/training
  • Rural infrastructure
  • Climate change
  • Sustainable natural resource management

Lot 2 – Infrastructure, sustainable growth and jobs

  • Transport and infrastructures
  • Digital technologies and services
  • Earth observation
  • Urban development and cities
  • Sustainable energy
  • Nuclear safety
  • Sustainable waste management
  • Private sector development
  • Trade
  • Employment creation

Lot 4 – Human development and safety net

  • Education (formal and non-formal)
  • Vocational education and training – VET
  • Lifelong learning
  • Culture
  • Social inclusion and protection
  • Health
  • Research & innovation

Lot 6 – Innovative financing for development

  • Economic, financial, technical and legal experts on finance products and structures
  • Economic, financial, technical and legal experts on financiers/risk takers
  • Economic, financial, technical and legal experts on markets and financing needs/gaps
  • Economic, financial, technical and legal experts on policy issues
  • Economic, financial, technical and legal experts on legal, institutional and procedural issues

our experience in managing framework contracts

Fully familiar with FWC procedures and guidelines
Web portal management for requests
Thorough evaluation system for experts
Administrative, secretarial and interpreting services
Quality control during project implementation
Contractual and financial management

our services across the life-cycle of projects

The Project Cycle Management describes the management activities and decision-making procedures used during the life-cycle of a project (including key tasks, roles and responsibilities, key documents and decision options). Pinto Luvent consults donor organizations in each stage of the project cycle.

We ensure that projects are relevant to an agreed strategy and to the real problems of target groups. Projects should support the overarching policy objectives of the development partners. Moreover, we ensure that projects are feasible and benefits generated by projects are likely to be sustainable.

  • Programming

    During the Programming phase, the situation at national and sector level is analysed to identify problems, constraints and opportunities which cooperation could address. This involves a review of socio-economic indicators and of national and donor priorities. The purpose is to identify the main objectives and sector priorities for co-operation and thus to provide a relevant and feasible programming framework within which programmes and projects can be identified and prepared. For each of these priorities, strategies that take account of the lessons of past experience are formulated.

  • Identification

    During the identification phase, the key assessments required to help ensure the relevance and feasibility of a project idea are: (i) assessment of policy and programming framework; (ii) stakeholder analysis, including institutional capacity assessment; (iii) problem analysis, including scoping of crosscutting issues (e.g. gender, governance, environment); (iv) assessment of other ongoing and planned initiatives, and assessment of lessons learned; (v) preliminary objectives and strategy analysis; (vi) preliminary assessment of resource and cost parameters; (vii) preliminary assessment of project management, coordination and financing arrangements; and (viii) preliminary assessment of economic/financial, environmental, technical and social sustainability issues.

  • Formulation

    During the Formulation stage the key assessments required: (i) consistency with the policy and programming framework; (ii) stakeholder analysis, including institutional capacity assessment; (iii) problem analysis, including crosscutting issues (e.g. gender, governance, environment); (iv) complementarity with other ongoing and planned initiatives, incorporating lessons learned; (v) strategy assessment; (vi) objective hierarchy assessment (Objective, purpose, results and indicative activities); (vii) assessment of resource and cost requirements; (viii) assessment of management, coordination and financing arrangements (including financial management and internal control/reporting); (ix) assessment of monitoring, evaluation and audit arrangements; and (x) sustainability and risk assessment.

  • Implementation

    During project implementation there should be an ongoing assessment of: (i) the continued relevance and feasibility of the project; (ii) progress in achieving objectives and resources used; (iii) quality of management, including risk management; (iv) prospects for sustainability of benefits; and (v) action required.

  • Evaluation & Audit

    We provide assessments of ongoing or completed projects, programmes or policies, its design, implementation and results. The aim is to determine the relevance and fulfilment of objectives, developmental efficiency, effectiveness, impact and sustainability. An evaluation should provide information that is credible and useful, enabling the incorporation of lessons learned into the decision-making process of both recipients and donors.

our principles

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