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Call: Training for SME-friendly policies in Central Purchasing Bodies (CPBs)

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Programme
Acronym COSME
Type of Fund Action programme
Description of programme
"COSME"

COSME is the EU programme for the Competitiveness of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs).
COSME supports SMEs in the following areas:

  • Accessing finance
  • Opening markets
  • Supporting entrepreneurs
  • Improving business conditions
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Call
Training for SME-friendly policies in Central Purchasing Bodies (CPBs)
Description of call
"Training for SME-friendly policies in Central Purchasing Bodies (CPBs) "
This call aims to contribute to the professionalisation of staff working for large public buyers (called central purchasing bodies, cpbs) covering in particular SMEs' access to public procurement (pp) markets and increase their knowledge of public procurement.

The proposal contributes to the COSME objectives by establishing:

  • A training programme that seeks to enhance the professionalisation of CPB personnel will provide detail on how to access and aggregate markets for public procurement.
  • A professionalisation programme will also help personnel to manage markets, and in particular to assist with the inclusion of SMEs in public procurement competitions.
  • The centralisation of public procurement functions may impact on the broader market, at a local, regional and European level. Training of personnel to understand and manage is imperative.
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Thematic Focus SME, Competitiveness, Innovation
Funding area EU Member States
Albania / Shqipëria
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Iceland / Ísland
Moldova
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
North Macedonia / Северна Македонија
Serbia / Сpбија
Turkey / Türkiye
Ukraine / Україна Oukraïna
Others
Origin of Applicant EU Member States
Albania / Shqipëria
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Iceland / Ísland
Moldova
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
North Macedonia / Северна Македонија
Serbia / Сpбија
Turkey / Türkiye
Ukraine / Україна Oukraïna
Others
Eligible applicants International Organization, Education and Training Centres, University, Public Services
Applicant details Applicants must be legal entities. In order to assess the applicants' eligibility, EASME will request
supporting documents from applicants.
Project Partner Yes
Project Partner Details Applicants must form a consortium of at least 2 organisations. The consortium must include at least one university or educational institution and an established Central Purchasing Body operating at national level.
Recurring Call unknown
Project duration min 6 months
Project duration max 12 months
Further info EASME is available to answer questions relating to the content of the present call for proposals. All questions must be sent by e-mail to EASME-COSME-TSMFRIEND@ec.europa.eu.
Answers will be published at https://ec.europa.eu/easme/en/cosme .
Type of Funding Grant
Financial details The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects is estimated at 350 000 €.
EASME expects to fund one proposal.
The grant is limited to a maximum reimbursement rate of 90 % of eligible costs.
EASME reserves the right not to distribute all the funds available.
Submission Applicants are requested to go to http://ec.europa.eu/easme/en/cosme-eu-programme-competitivenessenterprises-and-small-and-medium-sized-enterprises-smes and follow the procedure for submitting an application.
Contact Details
EASME-COSME-ENQUIRIES@ec.europa.eu

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