With the support of the Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Montenegro, the Joint Technical Secretariat has organised two days seminar for grant beneficiaries of 6 project proposals selected for financing within the 2nd CfP, on project implementation, management of the projects and secondary procurement in line with EU requirements. The seminar was held in the premises of Municipality of Tivat, Tivat, Montenegro on 26th and 27th March 2013.
First day of the implementation seminar was related to the instructions given to the beneficiaries in order to explain them how to successfully manage the projects and how to prepare the project reports. At the beginning of the lecture, attendees got familiar with general information and the obligations that grant beneficiaries, functional lead partner and project partners will have to fulfill. They also became acquainted with the roles of Contracting Authorities and Joint Technical Secretariat. The lecturers explained in detail the types of the documents that shall be used in the project implementation as well as the annexes of the grant contract.
Second day was dedicated to the process of secondary procurement, its general characteristics, procedures, instructions on how to create the Procurement plan and the types of contracts when it comes to procurement. The procedures related to the exemption of VAT were explained in details and the practical examples presented. The lecturers also described the monitoring processes (internal and external with the explanation who conducts the monitoring and when) as well as the key aspects of visibility and its relevance. At the end of the second day, the exercise (preparation of the procurement plan for each project separately) was performed with the attendees of the seminar.