Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

2020 CEF Telecom Call - eProcurement (CEF-TC-2020-2)

INEA ceased operations on 31 March 2021. The European Health and Digital Executive Agency (HaDEA) was established on 1 April 2021 to take over the CEF Telecom legacy portfolio as well as additional EU funding programmes.

The 2020 CEF Telecom eProcurement call makes an indicative €3 million of funding available for proposals in this area.

To get started with your application, we suggest that you consult the list of relevant documents and information for the calls as provided below:

  • read the call text and Work Programme sections relevant to your call
  • review the application forms, Guide for Applicants and FAQs
  • consult the background documents and other relevant information

Then you can apply online using the TENtec eSubmission system.

For all questions related to the call, please check the call FAQ or contact the helpdesk (until 15 October).

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2020 CEF Telecom Calls

Indicative Call Timeline
Call opening
30 June 2020
Deadline for submission
Closed on 5 November 2020
Evaluation of proposals
November 2020 - January 2021
Consultation of the CEF Committee
March 2021
Information to the European Parliament
March 2021
Adoption of the Selection Decision
May 2020
Preparation and signature of grant agreements Between May and August 2021
List of proposals selected for co-funding Available here

Work Programme

 2019 - 2020 CEF Telecom Work Programme

Available here
Call for Proposals
2020 CEF Telecom Call for Proposals – eProcurement Call text

Application Forms
Apply online - TENtec eSubmission
This call is closed
Application Form Part A - Updated
For reference only: electronic submission of Part A using the eSubmission module is mandatory
Application Form Part B
Application Form Part C
Available here
Application Form Part D - Updated
Guidance Documents
Guide for Applicants
Application checklist Available here
eProcurement specific Applicant's Checklist Available here
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Available here

Background Documents & useful info

Common to all calls

CEF Digital Single Web Portal Available here
CEF Regulation
Telecommunications Regulation
EU Financial Regulation
Available here
Model Grant Agreement
Available here
Privacy statement
Commission Decision on the reimbursement of personnel costs Available here
List of national contact points for CEF Telecom Available here
Call specific - eProcurement
e-Certis: Specifications for the e-Certis web service
ESPD: The data exchange model

VCD: Information about the Virtual Company Dossier (VCD)

Available here
TED: Information how to become an eSender Available here
eForms - Technical documentation Available here
Open Contracting Data Standard (OCDS) - Documentation Available here