The European Funds Ministry has initiated the selection of strategic IT&C projects with a national or regional impact, implemented by institutions or central public authorities, for the offering of retroactive assistance from the “Enhancing Economic Competitiveness” Operational Sectoral Programme (EECOSP) 2007-2013.
According to a communiqué, the initiative, which materialized through a memorandum signed at the government meeting last week, aims to enhance the rate of absorption in 2016 and to fully tap into the European funds earmarked for EECOSP 2007-2013.
“Up to now, the European Funds Ministry’s EECOSP Management Authority along with the Communication Ministry’s Intermediary Body for Informational Society (OIPSI) has selected, through SEAP, 115 public procurements from 4 central public institutions, with a total estimated value of EUR 217.52 M. Of these, those that meet all the conditions to benefit from retroactive EECOSP financing will be selected. The procurements meet several conditions from the start. For instance, the goal of the procurement falls within the specificity of the major intervention domain – 2.2 Developing and enhancing the efficiency of modern public electronic services, AP III of EECOSP –, the object of the procurement is not exclusively maintenance or technical assistance, the contracting authority is an institution or public authority from the central level (exceptions are autonomous agencies and national companies, because of state aid reasons),” the communiqué reads.
The European Funds Ministry is the coordinator of the Structural Instruments 2007-2013 and of the Structural European Funds 2014-2020 in Romania, being Management Authority for several operational programmes, including the “Enhancing Economic Competitiveness” Operational Sectoral Programme (EECOSP) 2007-2013.