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MED-CAMPUS technical assistance

The Commission of the European Communities calls for expressions of interest in an invitation to tender for the selection of a consultancy to provide technical assistance to the MED-CAMPUS programme, which aims to establish or strengthen links between local authorities in the ...

The Commission of the European Communities calls for expressions of interest in an invitation to tender for the selection of a consultancy to provide technical assistance to the MED-CAMPUS programme, which aims to establish or strengthen links between local authorities in the Community and Mediterranean non-member Countries in order to boost their social and economic development and boost the skills of the workforce. The pilot phase of the programme , which provided financing for 50 cooperation networks, will draw to a close on 30.9.1993. To set the consolidated phase in motion by 1.11.1993 the Directorate-General for External Economic Relations (DG I) intends to hand over the running of the programme to a technical assistance consultancy firm, working under its supervision, on the basis of an annually renewable contract. Applicants must state clearly their role and how they intend to fulfil the following operational tasks: - Assisting the Commission in implementing and monitoring the consolidated phase; - Offering technical and methodological assistance to cooperation networks in starting up and developing their projects; - Monitoring projects to ensure they remain consistent with the goals of the Community programme; - Stimulating the running of the networks; - Implementing an information strategy targeted at participants , potential partners and interested bodies. Participation is open on equal terms to any legal person (company, consortium or group) from the Community Member States. Applicants must provide evidence of: Their status as a legal person; experience in decentralized cooperation programmes and in networks; any knowledge they may have of the Commission's working methods; the qualifications and professional experience of the organization and of the staff who would fulfil the relevant tasks. Applicants selected by the Commission will be invited to take part in a restricted invitation to tender. Expressions of interest, by registered letter, should be submitted to: Commission of the European Communities Directorate-General for External Economic Relations, DG I/H-2 Science 14 - Office 8/39 200 rue de la Loi B-1049 Brussels