EASME | Synergies and Clustering Between Maritime Projects | 5 October 2020

General information

The call for tender was published the 21st of August 2020.

The objectives of this open tender is to provide a platform for exchange of information, best practices and synergies between EMFF funded projects in a structures way, that will set up and develop a process for evaluating and clustering EMFF financed projects.

The service contract will manage and animate a platform for structured exchange of information, mutual learning, greater visibility and cross fertilisation between projects funded under EMFF.

This will have as main results:

(1) a better understanding of factors that positively influence the success of projects supported by the EMFF direct management, as well as of bottlenecks (in order to inform and improve future processes for programming actions to be funded under EMFF through direct management).

(2) mutual learning to enable projects to take advantage of insights and practices from other projects, including relevant similar projects funded by other EU funding instruments (i.e. Horizon 2020, LIFE etc.);

(3) an increased visibility of EMFF projects.

LINK:  https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=6797


The deadline for submission of applications is 5th October 2020 – 10:00 Brussels time

Project duration

It is expected that the contract will be signed in the first quarter of 2021 and the duration of the tasks shall not exceed 24 months

Financial allocation

The available call budget is EUR 450,000 with the possibility of extension for another 24 months with the same amount.


Participation in this procurement procedure is open on equal terms to all natural and legal persons coming within the scope of the Treaties, as well as to international organisations.

It is also open to all natural and legal persons established in a third country which has a special agreement with the Union in the field of public procurement on the conditions laid down in that agreement.

Further information
The services to be performed by the contractor will consist of three main Work Packages (WP):


· The first WP “evaluation” (WP1) will consist of an evaluation of a minimum 60 up to a maximum of 90 EMFF projects and will have two subtasks: defining indicators and applying these indicators to get the evaluation results.

· The second WP “clustering/visibility” (WP2) will consist of creating thematic clusters of projects and produce materials on their results to enhance their visibility and enhance mutual learning

· The third WP “networking” (WP3) will consist of organisation of workshops to review results of the evaluation, exchange best practices and look for cooperation/synergies between projects from other programmes.