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European Structural and Investment Funds procurement documents

Procurement documents for the 2014 to 2020 European Regional Development Fund and European Social Fund.

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European Structural and Investment Funds national procurement requirements

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European Structural and Investment Funds procurement aide memoire for applicants and grant recipients

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European Structural and Investment Funds Growth programme is funding for projects that create jobs and supports local growth. The funds include:

  • the European Social Fund
  • the European Regional Development Fund
  • part of the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development

The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development helps with improving the environment and improving farming and forestry competitiveness. It also supports rural businesses to grow and expand, improve knowledge and skills and get started. Read more information and access documents on this fund.

Published 17 February 2017
Last updated 20 February 2017 + show all updates
  1. The ESIF National procurement requirements has been amended and changes made to Chapter 6, in particular the National Rules in version 5. Version 4 of the requirements issued in December 2016 included a new paragraph at section 25 about delegated grant schemes but this has caused some confusion and led to misinterpretation of the content. We have decided to remove this paragraph which means that when the national rules apply to a contract, the requirements in the table at section 23 need to be followed. The aim of this change is to reduce the risk of misinterpretation and to ensure simplification by applying the same requirements for everyone following the national rules. These changes are effective from the date of publish and is not retrospective.
  2. First published.