Public procurement – Interreg IPA-CBC

Public procurement – Interreg IPA-CBC

Procurement of services of one external expert for the preparation of Sectoral Study Report in North Macedonia: Study of ICT-enabled sectors in the cross-border area in order to understand their characteristics and conduct a SWOT analysis to identify the most beneficial moves for new start-ups according to project specifications; Training Needs Analysis of the accelerator target group, and; Preparation of Accelerator Development plan: a blueprint for developing the accelerator.

The University of Information Science and Technology “St. Paul the Apostle” Ohrid (North Macedonia) in partnership with Alexander Innovation Zone SA (Greece), South East European Research Centre (Greece), Management and administration authority of Technopolis Thessaloniki SA  (Greece), Association National Centre for Development of Innovation and Entrepreneurial Learning Skopje (North Macedonia) and Youth Entrepreneurial Service (YES) Foundation (North Macedonia) implement a project funded by the European Union. The aim of the project is to contribute to the objectives set of in the Cross-border (CB) Cooperation Programme between Greece and North Macedonia. The main objective the project ”Intelligent Cross-Border Accelerator for Innovative ICT-enabled start-ups” (iCBA) is to establish a start-up accelerator in the CB area, which will make use of the joint experience of the beneficiaries and experts from both countries, in order to provide the highly competent human capital of the area with entrepreneurial training and mentoring, and investment opportunities to create their own start-up companies immediately after the end of the project.

1.1.  Scope of the contract:

The subject of this tender is the procurement of services of one external expert for the preparation of:

–  Sectoral Study Report in North Macedonia: Study of ICT-enabled sectors in the cross-border area in order to understand their characteristics and conduct a SWOT analysis to identify the most beneficial moves for new start-ups according to project specifications (WP3. D3.1);

–  Training Needs Analysis of the accelerator target group WP3. D3.2, and;

–  Preparation of Accelerator Development plan based on the results of D3.1 and D3.2: a blueprint for developing the accelerator (WP3. D3.3).

The procurement is not divisible. The bidders must submit an offer for all parts of the contract.

1.2.  Deadline for submission of tenders:

The deadline for submission of tenders is 16.09.2020 at 10:00 hours (Skopje local time). Any tender received after this deadline will be automatically rejected.

1.3.  Address and methods for submission of the tenders:

The tenderers will submit their tenders using the standard submission form available in Part B of the tender dossier. The tenders must be submitted by e-mail. In this case, the base e-mail message will indicate:

  • Title of the tender (in the subject of e-mail): Procurement of services of an external expert, and;
  • Name and address of the tenderer (in the e-mail text).
  • Expert’s CV (mandatory).

The tender submission form and any supporting documentation (CV) will be provided as an attachment to the e-mail.

The tenderers will be submitted by e-mail to the following address: ljubica.topuzoska@uist.edu.mk. The tenderers are reminded that in order to be eligible the tenders need to be received by the Contracting Authority by the deadline indicated above.

More information can be found in the Terms of References on the following link:

Terms of References file



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