The Legal basis for use of Grant Contracts as an implementation modality in the development cooperation programme of the donors will be explained. The definition and types of Grants used by Different Donors will be clarified
The Management Modes determines the Contracting Authority for the Grant Contracts i.e. who signs the Grant Contract with the Beneficiaries. A thorough examination will be made of the different Management Modes to gain a better insight into the implication different options available.
The basic principles of Grant Contracts will be explained with particular emphasis on difference with normal procurement contracts.
The Eligibility Criteria with regards to the participation in a Grant call for proposal is determined by the Contracting Authority. The decision is based on nationality in the case of Legal/Natural persons or Origin in the case Supplies. The importance of the Eligibility Criteria will be examined with particular attention to the difference between the major donors.
The principles of how Grant Contracts are awarded will be discussed. A particular distinction between a direct award and an award following the standard competitive procedure will be discussed and clarified.
There are a vast range of stakeholders with interests in Grant Contracts. A very detailed classification of the various groups will be explained to clarify the role and responsibilities of each stakeholder or Beneficiary group.
Types of Call for Proposals are usually determined by the value and duration of implementation. An exhaustive list the range of types of proposals will be examined.
The success of any Grant Contract depends on how well it responds to the Call for Proposals i.e. the Guidelines and Application Form. Using the most recent templates, a step-by-step approach will be employed to respond to a typical call for proposal thus ensuring how to write winning proposals that surpass the minimum quality criteria of the required guidelines
Evaluation process of a call for proposal is a vital aspect of the procedure and needs to be clearly understood by all stakeholders involved in the Grant call for proposals. The entire evaluation process will be explained including the roles and responsibilities of the Evaluation Committee and also how Evaluations Grids are scored.
It is worth stressing that Grants Contracts can only be determined as successful if they have been implemented according to the procedures agreed in the grant awarding contract.