1. Publication reference: EuropeAid/138098/ID/ACT/MK
Twinning Number: MK 12 IPA OT 02 16 TWL
2. Programme and Financing source
Project title: “Further support for strengthening of EU and IPA related capacities of the SEA
Programme title: Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA) – National Programme for 2012 under IPA Transition Assistance and Institution Building Component (TAIB)
3. Nature of activities, geographical area and project duration
(a) Short description (5 lines) of planned objectives: The overall objective of the
project is to have effective and efficient SEA Training Center that would meet the demands of relevant stakeholders and significantly contribute towards capacity building of the civil servants engaged in the European integration process.
(b) Geographical area: Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (c) Maximum project duration: 6 months
4. Overall amount available for this Call for Proposals
5. Eligibility: Who may apply
Only Public Administrations and Mandated bodies as per Twinning Manual of European Union MS may apply through European Union MSs’ National Contact Points.
See section 3 of the Twinning Manual: Submission and selection of proposals.
Provisional notification date of results of the award process1
End of July 2016
SELECTION AND AWARD CRITERIA
Selection and Award criteria
Selection criteria consider the operational capacity of the key experts mentioned in the proposal; the assessment is expressed on a Yes/No basis and a single negative evaluation of one criterion disqualifies the proposal.
Award criteria consider the merit of the main qualifying aspects of the proposal and are evaluated applying a scoring system (1 to 5):
Selection and award of the MS organization will be based on an evaluation of several qualitative aspects including but not limited to the proposed methodology, the experience of the proposed PL, the experience of the organization in co-operation projects and the MS presentation. etc.
See annex C6 of the Twinning Manual: Administrative compliance and Eligibility grid and annex C7 of the Twinning Manual: Selection Fact-sheet under IPA.
Completing Annex C7 is not compulsory for Twinning Light projects but is recommended. For Twinning Light the Manual refers to a "selection fact sheet" but does not explicitly indicate that the selection grid of Annex C7 must be used. It is nevertheless good practice to use it (also in the light of the new financial regulation), properly adapted to the Twinning light 'environment'. See attached Twinning Light evaluation fact sheet. (For Twinning Light, a new version was circulated electronically and will be introduced in the new Twinning Manual 2013)
APPLICATION FORMALITIES 8. Twinning proposal and details to be provided
Twinning proposals must be submitted to the EU Member States National Contact Points for Twinning following the instructions of the Twinning Manual which must be strictly observed (including the use of the template).
National Contact Points for Twinning will then select one Twinning proposal and
submit it to the Contracting Authority within the deadline for applications.
For each application, one copy should be sent by the email address of the National Contact Point.
Deadline for applications
Deadline for submission of Twinning proposals by the National Contact Points to the EU Delegation: Wednesday, 22 June 2016 at the latest (deadline 24:00 local time of the beneficiary country)
The deadline for submission of Twinning proposals by the EU Member State Public Administrations to the corresponding National Contact Point, is decided by the latter.
Any application received by the Contracting Authority after this deadline will not be considered.
Detailed information on this Call for Proposals is contained in the Twinning Manual and the specific project fiches, which are available at the European Union Member States National Contact Points for Twinning.