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Information Day Call 2001/1 - Brussels 19 June 2001 1 Call for proposals 2001/1 HOW TO PREPARE AND PRESENT YOUR PROPOSAL Willy MAES DG INFSO/F3

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1 Information Day Call 2001/1 - Brussels 19 June Call for proposals 2001/1 HOW TO PREPARE AND PRESENT YOUR PROPOSAL Willy MAES DG INFSO/F3 Tel: Fax:

2 Information Day Call 2001/1 - Brussels 19 June TEN-Telecom Work Programme Call for Proposals 2001/1 text Guide for Proposers (vers.2001/1) RELEVANT DOCUMENTS for PROPOSAL PREPARATION

3 Information Day Call 2001/1 - Brussels 19 June RULES OF PARTICIPATION (1) Community Aid : only if financial obstacles < minimum necessary for launch of project total amount < 10% of total investment costs Projects should be of common interest Financing by public entities no longer required CONDITIONS FOR COMMUNITY AID

4 Information Day Call 2001/1 - Brussels 19 June Proposals must have a clear trans-national nature Shall be implementable in several Member States Implementation in a single Member State allowed if it contributes to a broader trans- European interest A single organisation is eligible TRANSNATIONAL COVERAGE RULES OF PARTICIPATION (2)

5 Information Day Call 2001/1 - Brussels 19 June All legal entities in EU Participants from outside EU as observers or sponsoring participants; no TEN-Telecom funding WHO CAN PARTICIPATE ? RULES OF PARTICIPATION (3)

6 Information Day Call 2001/1 - Brussels 19 June Provision of services based on open market standards Open access to proposed services and applications OPEN MARKET STANDARDS RULES OF PARTICIPATION (4)

7 Information Day Call 2001/1 - Brussels 19 June PROPOSAL EVALUATION 6 criteria for Overall Project 4 criteria for Phase receiving EC funding Proposals must reach a threshold score to be considered for funding These proposals are ranked on total score

8 Information Day Call 2001/1 - Brussels 19 June Evaluation Criteria Overall Project Contribution to the TEN-Telecom Objectives Long-term Economic Viability Strong trans-European dimension Socio-economic Effects Sound and Mature Technical Approach Contribution to Interoperability

9 Information Day Call 2001/1 - Brussels 19 June Evaluation Criteria Project Phase Stimulative Effect of Community Intervention Adequacy of the Project Workplan Soundness of the Financial Package Effectiveness of Project Management (Market Validation or Deployment)

10 Information Day Call 2001/1 - Brussels 19 June PROPOSAL NEGOTIATION Based on evaluators recommendations Assessment of financial viability : participants to demonstrate that they have all the necessary resources needed for carrying out the project If successful conclusion of negotiations >contract

11 Information Day Call 2001/1 - Brussels 19 June PROJECT CONTRACT Market Validation Project (cost-based) Deployment Project(deliverables- based) Draft model contracts available from the website Two Different Types of Contracts:

12 Information Day Call 2001/1 - Brussels 19 June FINANCIAL ISSUES Joint and Several Responsibilities Actual Costs Only one cost model: FF, full cost flat overhead rate of 60% Financial Contribution by Contractors and Members

13 Information Day Call 2001/1 - Brussels 19 June PROPOSAL STRUCTURE –Part A : textual description –Part B : series of forms downloaded from the Website Use appropriate structure for part A: market validation or deployment Two parts:

14 Information Day Call 2001/1 - Brussels 19 June Part A Section I: overall project Section II: market validation of initial market deployment phase Each of the subsections corresponds to an evaluation criterion Be concise and factual: Part A< 50 pages Consists of two sections:

15 Information Day Call 2001/1 - Brussels 19 June Agreement of the National Authority Co-ordinator must contact his National Contact Point for co-ordinates of National Authority Co-ordinator sends to the National Authority copies of the Forms : (T6) Information on National Authority (T2) Proposal Summary Description

16 Information Day Call 2001/1 - Brussels 19 June YOU NEED HELP ? Website: (www.ispo.cec.be/tentelecom) Help Desk: National Contact Points NEW

17 Information Day Call 2001/1 - Brussels 19 June CONCLUSIONS EASY TO PREPARE TEN-TELECOM PROPOSAL NOT SO STRINGENT REQUIREMENTS AS IN 5FP WIDE SCOPE OF CONTENT OPEN BUDGET ALLOCATION USEFUL MECHANISM TO GET INTO THE MARKET GOOD LUCK !!!!


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