Call: Improving SMEs' access to public procurement
|Type of Fund||Action programme|
|Description of programme
COSME is the EU programme for the Competitiveness of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs).
|Link||Link to Programme|
Improving SMEs' access to public procurement
|Description of call |
"Improving SMEs' access to public procurement"
The general objective of this call for proposals is to contribute to improving SMEs participation in tenders, especially across borders, through actions of intermediate organisations supporting SME's participations in public procurement.
As the needs of SMEs vary from both country to country and sector to sector, organisations submitting proposals must tailor their services to their clients' needs. However, each proposal has to have a cross-border dimension, covering at least the countries represented in the consortium.
The action must cover several types of activities, such as:
The expected results include the following:
|Link||Link to Call|
|Thematic Focus||Trade, Capacity Building|
|Funding area|| EU Member States |
|Origin of Applicant|| EU Member States |
Albania / Shqipëria
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia / поранешна југословенска Република Македонија
Iceland / Ísland
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
Serbia / Сpбија
Turkey / Türkiye
Ukraine / Україна Oukraïna
|Eligible applicants||Association, Lobby Group / Professional Association / Trade Union, Public Services|
|Applicant details|| |
Applicants must be legal entities forming a
consortium. The entities participating in the consortia must be organisations having a core activity in business support and/or
the promotion of SME participation in public procurement.
Affiliated entities, i.e. legal entities having a legal or capital link with applicants, who are neither limited to the action nor established for the sole purpose of its implementation, shall take part in the action as applicants in order to declare eligible costs.
|Project Partner Details|| |
Applicants must be legal entities forming a consortium. This call aims at selecting consortia composed of minimum 3 legal entities from 3 Member States and countries participating in the COSME programme under Article 6 of the COSME Regulation.
Information regarding 3rd countries' participation in COSME is available on the DG GROW website.
The entities participating in the consortia must be organisations having a core activity in business support and/or the promotion of SME participation in public procurement.
|Project duration max||18 months|
|Type of Funding||Grant|
|Financial details|| |
The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects is estimated at 800 000 €.It is estimated that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of 250 000 € would allow the objectives of this call for proposals to be addressed appropriately.
Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.
EASME expects to fund 4 proposals.
The grant is limited to a maximum reimbursement rate of 75% of eligible costs.
|Submission||Applicants are requested to go to http://ec.europa.eu/easme/en/cosme-eu-programmecompetitiveness-enterprises-and-small-and-medium-sized-enterprises-smes and follow the procedure for submitting an application.|
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