The project "Accountable Public Finance Management Platform", implemented by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Serbia and funded by the Government of Sweden, will work on strengthening partnerships between the local self-governments and the civil society organizations (CSOs), by building a more transparent approach to the funding of CSOs from the local self-governments’ budgets, in line with the local needs. In addition, the project will contribute to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from the 2030 Development Agenda. The Sustainable Development Goals are a universal call for action with the aim to eliminate poverty, protect the environment and secure peace and prosperity for all.

The local self-governments are hereby invited to apply for participation in the project. In total, five (5) local self-governments will be selected to receive support to develop more transparent mechanisms for allocation of funds and financing of CSO projects. The amount of 66.000 USD of donor funds will be earmarked for each local self-government, with mandatory co-funding by the municipality or the town (for more details, please consult the Guidelines).

Applications and Deadlines

The criteria for application and selection of local self-governments are described in the Guidelines for Applicants, which contain the relevant material, along with the Application Form. The Guidelines can be downloaded at http://www.undp.org.rs/tenders_new.html under “Procurement – Calls for Proposals”.

The local self-governments should submit their applications in one printed copy and in the electronic form (on CD or flash drive), via certified mail or in person, by September 10th 2019 at 5 PM at the latest, to the following address:

UNDP Serbia
Accountable Public Finance Management Platform
Bulevar Zorana Đinđića 64
11070 Belgrade

Applications received in other ways (e.g. by fax or e-mail) shall not be considered. Applications sent by mail must have a postal stamp that proves that the application was sent within the above given deadline (September 10th by 5 PM).

Info sessions to provide additional information and clarifications about the call to the interested local self-governments shall be organized according to the following schedule:

Velika Plana: July 17th 2019 at 12:00 -the Municipality of Velika Plana, Miloša Velikog 30
Vrbas: July 18th 2019 at 12:00 – The Municipality of Vrbas, Maršala Tita 89
Zrenjanin: July 19th 2019 at 11:00 – The City of Zrenjanin, Trg slobode 10
Leskovac: July 22nd 2019 at 11:00 – Center for Professional Development, Leskovačkog odreda 6
Zaječar: July 23rd 2019 at 11:00 – Regional Development Agency for East Serbia, Trg Oslobođenja 1
Valjevo: July 24th 2019 at 12:00 – The City of Valjevo, Karađorđeva 64
Sjenica: July 25th 2019 at 12:00–Regional Center for Agricultural Development, Nova bb

If you have additional questions, please send them in writing to the following e-mail: konkurs.rs@undp.org. Within three working days upon the reception of your questions, you will receive answers in writing, and in addition, all answers will be posted on the website http://www.undp.org.rs/tenders_new.html under „Procurement – Calls for Proposals“.

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