British Expertise –July 2010 United Kingdom Permanent Representation to the EU Commercial Section UKRep, Commercial Section
British Expertise - July 2010UKRep, Commercial Section Represents the UK in negotiations on EU policy Monitors activities of EU institutions Provides information and advice to UK Ministers and Whitehall What does UKRep do?
British Expertise - July 2010UKRep, Commercial Section EU External Aid Allocation by Region 2007-13 Pre-accession/potential candidates (IPA) €11.5 billion EU neighbourhood (ENPI) €11.2 billion Asia, Central Asia, Latin America (DCI) €16.9 billion Africa, Caribbean & Pacific (EDF 10) €22.7 billion
British Expertise - July 2010UKRep, Commercial Section What does UKRep Commercial Section do? “Help UK companies access business opportunities arising from EU External Aid Funded Projects.” €12 billion/annum
British Expertise - July 2010UKRep, Commercial Section What does UKRep Commercial Section do? 1. Information on future tenders Information Bulletin (subscription charge) Monthly update and information on EU-financed project opportunities Information about aid-funded business events Increasingly project information about EIB/EBRD
British Expertise - July 2010UKRep, Commercial Section What does UKRep Commercial Section do? 2.Help in solving problems* e.g. Advice on procurement procedures, rules and regulations Influence Commission on PRAG revisions through organisation of Member States meetings with EuropeAid. Advice and assistance with payment problems Differing views encountered in country on rules and procedures at tendering or implementation stage of a project Documentary evidence NB. We cannot intervene in contractual matters * partly under Account Management
British Expertise - July 2010UKRep, Commercial Section 3. Help in identifying potential partners* Organisation of two sector based networking seminars annually (around 150 companies from 16 Member States). Project specific partner seeking service (in co-operation with other Member States Perm Reps and Trade Offices in Brussels) Contacts in other Member States (NB. New “Consultants Directory” including companies from other EU Member States coming soon) Trade Advisers in Embassies * partly under Account Management What does UKRep Commercial Section do?
British Expertise - July 2010UKRep, Commercial Section Sources of Information UKTI UKREP web-page - (http://ukeu.fco.gov.uk/en/) (click on “Advice to Business”) UKTI portal - Aid Funded Business Service and business opportunities (www.ukti.gov.uk) Commission EuropeAid for forthcoming external aid tenders (https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/europeaid/online- services/index.cfm?do=publi.welcome) TED for all tender notices both external aid and member state public procurement. (http://ted.europa.eu)
British Expertise - July 2010UKRep, Commercial Section More information The Commercial Team at UKREP Sue MortimerHead of SectionPre-accession & Future Candidates Linda Geller Commercial OfficerACP, Asia (thematic), Latin America Jan SoeltenfussCommercial OfficerEuropean Neighbours, Asia country programmes, EIB Claire WilcockCommercial AssistantBusiness Opportunities Lorraine EmsbachCommercial AssistantGeneral enquiries Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.ukeu.fco.gov.uk/en/advice-business/
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