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Name of legal entity Country Overall project value (EUR) No of staff provided Name of client Origin of funding Dates (start/end) Name of partners
European Agency for Reconstruction Ministry of Finance Macedonia 99.200 A: 40 MD B: 33,3% European Agency for Reconstruction Ministry of Finance EU funding 10.08.2008 - 10.12.2008 Available upon request

SUPPORT TO THE COMPETENT ACCREDITING OFFICER AND NATIONAL AUTHORIZING OFFICER COMPLIANCE-ASSESSMENT PHASE FOR NATIONAL ACCREDITATION OF THE PROCESS FOR DECENTRALISED MANAGEMENT OF THE EU PRE-ACCESSION ASSISTANCE LOT N° XI OF EUROPEAID/119860/C/SV/ MULTI

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT

Global objective

The global objective of the assignment is to implement Stage 5 of the accreditation process by performing a compliance assessment on behalf of CAO/NAO to ensure that pre-conditions, in particular as regards the management  and  control  systems  established,  are  fulfilled  for  formal  application  for  "conferral  of  management powers" to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

Specific objective(s)

  • Review  the  preparedness  of  the  structures  for  the  implementation  of  assistance under DIS with ex-ante control for the first four components, and without ex-ante control for the fifth component  for CAO accreditation.
  • Review  the  preparedness  of  the  structures  for  the  implementation  of  assistance under DIS with ex-ante control for the first four components, and without ex-ante control for the fifth component for NAO accreditation

TYPE OF SERVICES PROVIDED

The Contractor carried out the following activities:

2.4.1. Report on Opinion for NAO/NF preparedness

Audit  Report  and  Audit  Opinion  to  CAO  on  the  examined  structures (NAO/NF) and the follow-up to be given to the implementation of remedial actions.

2.4.2.  Reports on Opinion for OSs preparedness

For each Component, an Audit Report and Audit Opinion to NAO on the examined structures (CFCD, MA and IPARD Agency) and the follow-up of the implementation of remedial actions.

2.4.3.  Verified the completeness and accuracy of DIS application file

The Contractor assessed that the application package for conferral of management IPA funds is formally complete and accurate.

The expected outputs also included:

  • Initial Briefing session for the CAO, NAO, NF and the OS's within three days maximum after  the actual commencement of the assignment to present the methodology of the assignment;
  • Final Report  in accordance with point 5.1;
  • Final  de-briefing  to  the  CAO/NAO/NF  on  issues  related  to  findings  and recommendations with a view to providing improved functioning of the IPA system.