TWINNING CALL FOR PROPOSALS issued by the European Commission
Publication notice reference: EuropeAid/ 138-102/DH/ACT/AL
Programme and Financing source
Project title: "Preparation of the Albanian Customs Administration for the EU-Integrated Tariff Management System" (AL 13 IPA FI 02 16)
Programme title: IPA National programmes/Component I 2013 3. Nature of activities, geographical area and project duration
(a) Short description (5 lines) of planned objectives: Assist the Albanian Customs Administration (ACA) in strengthening its administrative capacity in line with the EU Customs blueprints, in the field of Customs tariff. Align Customs Tariff legislation and procedures with the Union acquis, also in view of the interoperability of IT systems with the EU – ITMS system.
(b) Geographical area: Albania
(c) Maximum project duration: 24 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
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 RTA and 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.
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 Contracting Authority: Wednesday 20 July 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.
10. Detailed information
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.
The indicative date envisaged for starting the evaluation committee meetings is: Tuesday 26 July 2016.
The MS delegation should always include the proposed Project Leader and RTA(s).