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Call for proposals - Small Scale Projects 2020

The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Cairo is launching its annual call for proposals for the Small Scale Projects (SSPs) for the year 2020. The Small Scale Projects (SSP) are one of the instruments of the development cooperation of the Czech Republic. SSP are identified by the respective Embassies of the Czech Republic (through applications submitted by potential implementers) and approved by headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). SSP aims to contribute to the local subject by small-scale development activities in accordance with the beneficiary country´s national development priorities.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR IMPLEMENTERS

SPECIFICATION

  • Implementer of the SSP is a local subject with legal status in the country of the project implementation,
  • Implementer must be eligible to sign contract with MFA CZ that establishes jurisdiction of Czech laws and Czech courts,
  • It is desirable that the implementer would cooperate with Czech subjects, e.g. would purchase Czech products, use Czech know-how etc.,
  • Czech financial contribution for the project is 200,000 CZK (approx. 9.000 USD) – 500,000 CZK (approx 22.000 USD) (co-financing from other sources is arbitrary and desirable) and the total cost of salary/fee, subsistence allowance, accommodation, travel cost and eventual insurance and vaccination of the experts must not exceed 25 % of the project´s total costs,
  • Funds are allocated to non-political and non-governmental group only,
  • Submitted proposals can be changed based on the notice from the Embassy until the deadline –

Thursday 10 October 2019.

IMPLEMENTATION

  • Implementation of the project can be started only after signing the contract,
  • Project implementation must not exceed 31st October 2020 (project billing must also be done by this date),
  • SSP does not include the payment of the implementer´s administrative costs,
  • The financial amount approved for the implementation of the SSP in CZK is also binding for the conversion into foreign currency,
  • One of the crucial condition is a project sustainability (meaning the project would be able to run in future without further financial support),
  • Tangible assets of the project should be marked with a logo of the Czech development cooperation. In the case of project´s intangible assets, it is always necessary to mention the financial support of the Czech development cooperation,
  • The transfer of funds between items in the approved identification form must be justified in writing to Embassy and described in the final report.

TERMINATION

  • The project implementer is obliged to submit a written final project report, incl. financial report to the Embassy no later than one month after the end of the project,
  • The photo documentation of the project outcomes has to be attached to the final report by the implementer.

HOW TO APPLY

All applications for the Small Scale Projects funding must contain:

  • completed Identification Form (available for download below);
  • copy of the document proving the applicant’s legal status (e. g. founding charter, license);
  • copy of the authorization of the signed person to act on the applicant’s behalf.

All the documents must be submitted in Czech or English language.

All applications need to be sent to the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Cairo both in electronic form and paper form no later than Thursday 31 October 2019.

The electronic form must be sent to the address cairo@embassy.mzv.cz (Subject of the message should contain words "SSP 2020"). The filled out Identification Form needs to be attached in

2 forms:

1) PDF file – scan of filled out Identification Form complete with stamp and signature;

2) Excel file – the editable filled out Identification Form.

The paper form needs to be delivered to the Embassy of the Czech Republic 4, Dokki Street, Giza, Egypt.

Only complete applications submitted in this form and in line with these instructions will be admitted for evaluation.

All questions should be sent by e-mail to cairo@embassy.mzv.cz.

Attachments

SSP 2020 71 KB XLS (Excel document) Oct 10, 2019