SME friendly training for Central Purchasing Bodies (CPBs)


Programme Category

EU Competitive Programmes

Programme Name

Single Market Programme (SMP) (2021-2027)

Programme Description

The Single Market Programme (SMP) covers the single market, competitiveness of enterprises, including small and medium-sized enterprises, the area of plants, animals, food and feed, and European statistics. Specifically, the programme brings together aspects in order to streamline, exploit synergies and provide a better flexible, transparent, simplified and agile framework to finance activities aiming at a well-functioning sustainable internal market.

Programme Details

Identifier Code



SME friendly training for Central Purchasing Bodies (CPBs)


The objective of this initiative is to improve the administrative capacity of the staff with key procurement functions in the Member States.

Detailed Call Description

The initiative is expected to generate a significant impact, given the procurement volume of CPBs operating in Europe at national, regional or local level. Increasing the administrative capacity will also facilitate access of SMEs to public procurement and foster the use of strategic procurement (procurement of innovation, green procurement and social procurement).

Qualitative and quantitative indicators for the action:

  • number of applications received for the training course, per country and year
  • evaluation of the quality of the training course by participants
  • number of participants in the training course

Call Total Budget


Financing percentage by EU or other bodies / Level of Subsidy or Loan


Thematic Categories

  • Research, Technological Development and Innovation

Eligibility for Participation

  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
  • Training Centres

Eligibility For Participation Notes

In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:

  • be legal entities (public or private bodies)
  • be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.:
    • EU Member State (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs)
    • non-EU countries:
      • listed EEA countries and countries associated to the Single Market Programme or countries (Further details in the call document)

Call Opening Date


Call Closing Date


National Contact Point(s)

Ministry of Energy, Trade and Industry
Industry and Technology Service
1421, Nicosia, Cyprus

Contact Person:
Spyros Triantaphyllidis
Telephone: 22867333

(Publish Date: 25/02/2022-for internal use only)

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