COSME Call 2017 - Training for SME-friendly policies in central purchasing bodies COS-TSMFRIEND-2017-2-01 Closed!


The objective of this action is to strengthen the capacity of personnel working for large public buyers (i.e. CPBs) to ensure SMEs' access to large public procurement markets, as well as to strengthen the capacity of SMEs to bid for large calls for tenders


The scope of activities to be carried out by the beneficiary shall include:

  • Organisation and management of a training programme for staff working in CPBs (in the EU Member States and/or COSME participating countries)
  • Selection of suitable trainers teaching CPB personnel
  • Promotion and communication of the training programme
  • Selection of the participants in the training programme
  • Support for selected participants

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 0,35 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 03 October 2017 - 4 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for Proposals (Other)
  • Call for Proposals (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry

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