Question 1

Taking into consideration the opening of the 1st and 2nd Calls for Proposals under the JOP Romania- Moldova 2014–2020, and the following subject, available for both hard and soft projects, as of 2.5 COSTS. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS / i) Notwithstanding letter (a) above, costs related to studies and documentations related to infrastructure component e.g. Feasibility Study or equivalent, Environmental Impact Assessment, and other technical documentation may be incurred before the project implementation period, starting with the approval date of the Programme, respectively 17 December 2015,

are the costs entailed by the project preparation (namely, filling-in the application form, preparation of the required annexes, etc.) subcontracted to a consultancy firm fail under the provisions of letter (i) above or they will be considered as ineligible?

Answer:

Regarding the following subject, available for both hard and soft projects:

  • According to point i) from chapter 2.5, only the costs related to studies and documentations related to infrastructure component e.g. Feasibility Study or equivalent, Environmental Impact Assessment, and other technical documentation are considered eligible,
  • Corroborated with letter j) regarding preparatory costs, the costs entailed by the project preparation (namely, filling-in the application form, preparation of the required annexes, etc.) subcontracted to a consultancy firm do not fail under the provisions of letters i) and j) above,

the costs entailed by the project preparation (namely, filling-in the application form, preparation of the required annexes, etc.) subcontracted to a consultancy firm are considered as ineligible.