We have a pleasure to inform you that EPRD will widen the scope of activities under framework contracts by becoming the service provider for the EC Directorate General for Regional Policy. As a member of international consortia, EPRD has been awarded in two lots of the Multiple “Cascade” Framework Service Contract for the preparation, appraisal, monitoring, closure by the Commission of projects receiving assistance from the ERDF, Cohesion Fund and IPA and in relation to associated thematic or sectoral issues, and for the audit of these projects by the European Court of Auditors (ECA):
Lot 2: Environmental investments (as second contractor)
Lot 4: Education, health and culture investments (as first contractor).
The services provided will involve development of projects, review of project documentation, appraisal of legal, institutional, economic and technical aspects of projects, monitoring, advice on policy, reference frameworks or guidelines and technical, legal and socio-economic issues in the fields of regional development as well as standard “quick appraisals” aimed at verifying rapidly how well major projects have been prepared.
The contract will be signed for 2 years with a possibility to renew it for another 2 years.