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09/01/2019    S6    External aid programmes - Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

Belgium-Brussels: Technical Assistance to the Secretariat of the African Caribbean and Pacific Group of States for the Management of the ACP-EU Programme to strengthen Research and Innovation capacity in ACP countries

2019/S 006-008422

Location: ACP Countries

Service Prior Information Notice

 1.Publication reference

EuropeAid/140062/IH/SER/MULTI
 2.Procedure

Restricted
 3.Programme title

ACP-EU Programme to strengthen Research and Innovation capacity in ACP countries
 4.Financing

Financing agreement
 5.Contracting Authority

Secretariat of the ACP Group of States, Brussels, BELGIUM
 6.Nature of contract

Fee-based
 7.Contract description

The Programme aims to unlock the inclusive innovation potential of ACP countries and support their transition into knowledge-based economies. It operates at interlocking levels: policy development, knowledge transfer, and capacity of research and innovation stakeholders. The technical assistance unit will support the implementation of the programme; specifically, it will be tasked to:
1) Support the ACP Secretariat for the administrative, technical and financial management of the whole programme and related grant contracts;
2) Develop and operationalise the ACP Research and Innovation Hub;
3) Establish and operationalise the ACP Research and Innovation Policy Support Facility;
4) Design and implement the programme's outreach, communication and visibility strategy;
5) Design and implement the programme's Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning framework.
 8.Indicative budget

8 500 000 EUR
 9.Intended timing of publication of the contract notice

February 2019
 10.Additional information

NA
 11.Legal basis(1)

Annex IV to the Partnership Agreement between the members of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States of the one part, and the European Community and its Member States, of the other part, signed in Cotonou on 23.6.2000 as amended in Luxembourg on 25.6.2005 and in Ouagadougou on 22.6.2010. Reference is made to Annex IV as revised by Decision 1/2014 of the ACP-EU Council of Ministers of 20.6.2014.
Please be aware that after the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the EU, the rules of access to EU procurement procedures of economic operators established in third countries will apply to candidates or tenderers from the United Kingdom depending on the outcome of negotiations. In case such access is not provided by legal provisions in force at the time of contract award, candidates or tenderers from the United Kingdom could be rejected from the procurement procedure.
(1) Please state any specificity that might have an impact on rules on participation (such as geographic or thematic or long/short term).


Remarks:

There must be a minimum period of 30 calendar days between the publication of this prior information notice and the publication of the corresponding Contract Notice.

No applications or requests for information should be sent at this stage.