Changes1.Publication reference




3.Programme title

IPA 2020/041-831– Annual Action Programme for the Republic of North Macedonia for the year 2020


Budget line

5.Contracting Authority

European Union, represented by the European Commission on behalf of and for the account of Republic of North Macedonian, Brussels, BELGIUM

6.Nature of contract


7.Contract description

The purpose of the contract is to strengthen the administrative and technical capacities of Macedonian municipalities to successfully develop, implement and supervise innovative projects in specific areas.

The contract will include various technical assistance activities with the aim of improving municipal policy, governance and service delivery. These services will include: capacity and partnership building activities for the preparation and implementation of innovative projects; Advanced services to selected municipalities to improve efficiency, impact and sustainability of projects and; awareness raising, communication, capitalisation and dissemination.

8.Indicative budget

EUR 1 million

9.Intended timing of publication of the contract notice

September 2020

10.Additional information

Not applicable

11.Legal basis(1)

Regulation (EU) No 236/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2014 laying down common rules and procedures for the implementation of the Union's instruments for financing external action, and Regulation (EU) No 231/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2014 establishing an Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA II) – See Annex A2 of the practical guide.

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).


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.

Publication Date2020-06-30
Procurement StatusFuture
TypeNot applicable
Contract TypeServices
Award CriteriaNot applicable
OrganisationEuropean Union
Class Code71356200
Class DescriptionTechnical assistance services
SourceOffice for Official Publications of the European Communities - Tenders electronic daily (Ted)

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