COSME Call 2019 - Training for SME-friendly policies in Central Purchasing Bodies(CPBs) COS-TSMFRIEND-FPA-2019-2-02 Closed!


The  objective  of the  specificactionsis  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 specific activities to be carried out by the successful applicantsshall include

  • Organisation  and  management  of  a  training  programmefor  staff  working  in  CPBs,  or  in  case these   are   not  established,  for   staffwith   policy, regulatory or   control functions  in   public procurement
  • 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
  • Support to Alumni network
  • Organisation of a conference

European community funding

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

  • 0,40 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 27 February 2020 - more than one year ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • 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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