COS-TSMFRIEND-2017-2-01: Training for SME-friendly policies in Central Purchasing Bodies (CPBs)

The objective of this action is to strengthen the capacity of personnel working for large public buyers (i.e. Central Purchasing Bodies) to ensure SMEs' access to large public procurement markets, as well as to strengthen the capacity of SMEs to bid for large calls for tenders.

Type of activities

The scope of activities to be carried out by the beneficiary shall include:

  • organisation and management of a training programme for staff working in CPBs
  • selection of suitable trainers teaching CPB personnel
  • promotion and communication of the training programme  
  • selection of the participants in the training programme
  • support for selected participants

For complete list of activities and further information please see terms of reference for the call for proposal below.

Submission of proposals

The deadline for electronic submission is 3 October 2017 at 17:00 hours (Brussels time).

The electronic submission reference for this call is COS-TSMFRIEND-2017-2-01.

Please click and access the Participant Portal to draft and submit proposals.


Applicants must form a consortium of at least 2 organisations. The consortium must include at least one university or educational institution and an established Central Purchasing Body operating at national level.

Eligible consortia must be composed entirely of organisations defined as eligible applicants (see section 6 in the terms of reference for the call).


EASME is available to answer questions relating to the content of the present call for proposals. All questions must be sent by e-mail to:

Answers to questions received will be published at regular intervals on this webpage (see FAQ document below).

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