The revisions to the Manual (PIM) concern the annex related to procurement, namely Annex 2 – Procurement rules for each Partner Country is replaced with and re-named Annex 2 – Procurement rules. The annex is updated mainly taking into account the 2020 PRAG version and the modifications in the Ukrainian procurement law.
Having in view the new Annex 2, the following paragraph from section 4.1 of PIM:
“Notwithstanding of the above, please note that separate Guides on procurement are available for all Beneficiaries, regardless of their legal status, from Armenia, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Turkey and Ukrainein Annex 2 – Procurement rules for each Partner Country to this manual. They should be consulted for detailed rules and applicable procedures by Beneficiaries from respective countries. However, please note that these documents are only indicative and they cannot substitute in any way the legal provisions in force.”
is replaced as follows:
“Notwithstanding of the above, please note that guidelines on procurement are available for the beneficiaries required to use PRAG and for the public beneficiaries from Ukraine,in Annex 2 – Procurement rules to this manual. However, please note that these guidelines are only indicative and they cannot substitute in any way the legal provisions in force.”
For the types of beneficiaries required to use PRAG, please be reminded that you can also check the programme website: https://blacksea-cbc.net/news/archive-news/procurement-rules-national-legislation-or-prag/.
PIM and its annexes can be downloaded from here.
DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE) and The Joint Research Centre, in cooperation with DG Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO), are organising the Workshop “Smart Specialisation for Sustainable Blue Economy” on 6 July 2021, at 09.00 – 12.45 CET.
The training sessions are organised by the programme management structures and are aiming to enhance capacity of beneficiaries to collect, consolidate and report the progress achieved by the projects.
The first meeting of the Joint Programming Committee – body responsible for the preparation of the Interreg NEXT (Neighbourhood External) Black Sea Basin Programme 2021-2027 – was held on the 29th of January 2020 in Brussels, Belgium. The eligible participating countries of the new Programme involves ten states from the Black Sea Basin: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Turkey and Ukraine.