Wednesday, June 15, 2016

ERDF Training and Consultancy Tender

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Walsall Council is inviting Tenders for the
Provision of European Regional Development Fund Training and Capacity Building

11th July 2016-31st December 2018

Walsall Council is the accountable body for the Black Country European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Technical Assistance Project which is part funded through the European Union’s European Regional Development Fund Programme 2014-2020 and the four Black Country Local Authorities (Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton City Council) and the Black Country Consortium.  The purpose of the grant is to build on a central team for the Black Country able to assist significantly with the effective, compliant development and promotion of local ERDF projects.

The Council wishes to procure an ERDF Training Programme and Capacity Building Service for the Black Country ERDF Technical Assistance Team. Contract delivery will commence 13th June 2016 and will end 31st December 2018.

The ITT is for the provision of instructor/s to deliver ERDF specific training courses selected from the list detailed below:
• ERDF Bid Writing / Organisation Readiness
• ERDF Project Management
• EU Procurement
• ERDF Publicity and Marketing
• ERDF Financial Management and Reporting
• ERDF Monitoring & Audit & Document Retention
• State Aid

As well as providing the above training there will be a requirement for some Internal Capacity Building and Consultancy Services for the Technical Assistance team. This would be providing additional capacity when needed on a variety of ERDF specific matters which are detailed below:
• ERDF Audit
• ERDF Eligibility
• State Aid
• EU Procurement
• ERDF Financial Management and Claims

The tender documentation is published on and national contracts finder.

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