However, please note that the eMS system does not allow submission of applications after 23:59:00 hrs.
Also if you access “Partner Search” section on the website, you can add your organization and contact details so that potential beneficiaries that are looking for partners to be able to contact you.
Applicants have to complete and submit their applications electronically via the electronic monitoring system of the programme (e-MS) – http://ems-bs.mdrap.ro
All Applications should be solely submitted through the electronic Monitoring system (eMS) of the Programme. The eMS does not allow submission of any Application after the deadline.
Any Application submitted by mail / postal services or courier shall not be taken into consideration unless otherwise instructed by the Managing Authority.
The applications will be submitted in one phase only.
If an organization has offices that are legal entities effectively established (registered and located) in the eligible area, then they are eligible, even though the central office is outside of the eligible area. If these offices have not a legal personality, then these entities/offices are not eligible. However, please note that the eligibility of the applicants will be assessed and decided during the administrative and eligibility check by the assessors.
Please have in mind that, compared to BSB JOP 2007-2013, legal entities established outside programme area are not eligible under any circumstances.
By “effectively established”, potential applicants should understand that their office has legal personality in the eligible area, which shall be assessed during the administrative and eligibility check based on the documents required in section 22.214.171.124 – Attachments from the Guidelines. One of the documents that each applicant has to submit is the Registration act from the national Register(s) of organizations. In this regard, in accordance with the Section 4.1 – EVALUATION AND SELECTION PROCESS, sub-section 1.2 – Eligibility check: „If the examination of the Applications reveals that the proposed project does not meet the eligibility criteria described under items 1-3 and 8-14, the Applications shall be rejected on this sole basis.” Item 3 from the Annex 8 of the Guidelines – Administrative compliance and eligibility check specifies that: „All annexes and all supporting documents are enclosed.”
We recommend each applicant to contact the National Authority of their country related to this issue.
With regard to the project management consulting services, according to Guidelines for grant applicants, Section 2.4.3 – Type of costs/expenditure: „Where the Lead Beneficiary and/or beneficiaries do(es) not have the adequate professionals to perform some of the tasks related to the Project, external experts may be contracted for these tasks. These costs shall be budgeted under the budget line “External expertise and services”.
Also, please have in mind, that the staff allocated by the lead partner and by the project partners for the management and coordination of project activities will be assessed during the Evaluation and selection process (see annex 09 – Quality Assessment Grid from the Guidelines, Operational assessment criteria).
– For the Bulgarian Lead Beneficiaries/beneficiaries the costs for expenditure verification are eligible and shall be covered under this budget line. The expenditure verification costs are paid according to a contract between the project partner and controller which determines the exact remuneration payable by the partner to the controller for the control exercised for each specific project (BGN 2 400= EUR 1 227.12 per year/ 200.00 leva (102.26 euro) per month (including travel and accommodation costs and social insurance paid by the respective Bulgarian project partner). The procedure for nomination and designation of controllers for performance of expenditure verification of the Bulgarian beneficiaries in projects is executed by the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works after each Bulgarian beneficiary submit to the DG TCM a “Request for Nomination of Controller” at the end (or 15 days after the end) of every reporting period.
For Lead Beneficiaries/beneficiaries from all other countries (Armenia, Greece, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Ukraine and Turkey) it is compulsory to include in the budget certain amounts to be used for covering expenditure verification costs by external auditors.
|Type of actions (projects)||Minimu amamount||
|Priorities 1 & 2||EUR 100,000||EUR 700,000|
|Priority 3||EUR 50,000||EUR 300,000|
|Joint actions implemented mainly or entirely in a single participating-country but having a cross-border impact||
|Type of actions (projects)||Minimum amount||Maximum amount|
|Priorities 1 & 2||EUR 50,000||EUR 700,000|
|Priority 3||EUR 50,000||EUR 300,000|
|Joint actions implemented mainly or entirely in a single participating-country but having a cross-border impact||EUR 50,000||EUR 250,000|
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Fax: +40 372 111 456Replies will be given no later than 11 days before the deadline for the submission of applications. The Joint Managing Authority has no obligation to provide further clarifications after this date. Questions that may be relevant to other Applicants/partners, together with the answers, will be published in English on the programme website: http://www.blacksea-cbc.net in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section. The Applicant/partner should contact its National Info Point / National Authority ( http://www.blacksea-cbc.net/index.php/eng/Programme-Management/National-Info-Points ) for additional support and information in its national language and when specific national information is needed.