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Tacis Contracting Procedure Documents to be submitted together with the application: § Original Declaration

Tacis Contracting Procedure Documents to be submitted together with the application: § Original Declaration by the Financial Lead Partner for Tacis § Partnership statements for all Tacis partners § Financial ID Form signed by the Financial Lead Partner and signed and stamped by his bank

Tacis Contracting Procedure Documents to be submitted together with the application: § Legal Entity

Tacis Contracting Procedure Documents to be submitted together with the application: § Legal Entity Form for the Financial Lead Partner supported by the official registration document § For Russian legal entities registration document is the certificate issued by the Registration Chamber, not a certificate of incorporation into the Unified Register of Legal Entities (OGRN)

Tacis Contracting Procedure Documents to be submitted together with the application: § Copy of

Tacis Contracting Procedure Documents to be submitted together with the application: § Copy of the Statutes or articles of association for the Financial Lead Partner § Audit report of the Financial Lead Partner organization, if the requested EC Tacis contribution is more than 300, 000 EUR

Typical mistakes § Legal Entity Form is not supported by a registration or any

Typical mistakes § Legal Entity Form is not supported by a registration or any official document confirming the establishment of the Financial Lead Partner § For Russian legal entities registration document is the certificate of incorporation into the Unified Register of Legal Entities (OGRN), not a certificate issued by the Registration Chamber.

Typical mistakes § Copy of the Statutes is missing § In-kind office costs are

Typical mistakes § Copy of the Statutes is missing § In-kind office costs are included in the budget § No project office is going to be rented, but office costs are charged as separate item under heading 4 of the budget § Administrative costs are more than 7% of the total eligible project costs

Typical mistakes § The requested EC contribution is not within the limits indicated in

Typical mistakes § The requested EC contribution is not within the limits indicated in the Manual § The minimum co-financing rates are not respected § The Declaration by the lead Financial Partner is not submitted in original § Partnership statements are not submitted or signed § Audit costs, if necessary, are not provided for in the budget

General Conditions Article 16 (1) The Beneficiary must keep accurate and regular records and

General Conditions Article 16 (1) The Beneficiary must keep accurate and regular records and accounts of the implementation of the Operation using a dedicated book-keeping system as a part of or as an adjunct to the Beneficiary’s own accounts.

General Conditions Article 1 The Beneficiary alone shall be accountable to the Commission for

General Conditions Article 1 The Beneficiary alone shall be accountable to the Commission for the Implementation of the Operation. The Beneficiary undertakes to ensure that the conditions imposed upon him under this Contract also apply to all partners and subcontractors involved.

General Conditions Article 2 (1) The Beneficiary must provide the Commission with full information

General Conditions Article 2 (1) The Beneficiary must provide the Commission with full information on the implementation of the Operation. To that end, the Beneficiary must draw up intermediate reports and final report. These reports shall consist of a technical portion and a financial portion.

ADVANCE PAYMENT Request for advance payment can be send to the EC Delegation to

ADVANCE PAYMENT Request for advance payment can be send to the EC Delegation to Russia when the contact is signed by both parties. Amount of the advance payment is indicated in Article 4. 3 of the Special Conditions

ADVANCE PAYMENT Request for Advance Payment should be prepared in accordance with Annex V

ADVANCE PAYMENT Request for Advance Payment should be prepared in accordance with Annex V (template 1) of your Contract. The following information is obligatory for the Request for Advance Payment: • • • name and address of your Organisation; contract number and project title; type of payment; requested amount, in accordance with article 4. 3. of the Special Conditions; bank account details, that must correspond to the information of the Financial ID form that you sent to EC Delegation before contract signature.

ADVANCE PAYMENT Request for Advance Payment should be dated; it must bear the stamp

ADVANCE PAYMENT Request for Advance Payment should be dated; it must bear the stamp of your organisation and be signed by the Project Director. It should be sent in original.

ADVANCE PAYMENT In case the name of your organisation or its legal address or

ADVANCE PAYMENT In case the name of your organisation or its legal address or the bank details change, please, contact your Project Manager, submit a new Financial Identification Form and / or Legal Entity File. The corrections will take 2 -4 weeks

ADVANCE PAYMENT If a bank guarantee is required under Article 15. 7 of the

ADVANCE PAYMENT If a bank guarantee is required under Article 15. 7 of the General Conditions it must be enclosed in original with your request for Advance Payment. Please note that the guarantee must follow the model guarantee text in Annex VII.

INTERIM PAYMENT The interim payment(s) can be requested only if the part of the

INTERIM PAYMENT The interim payment(s) can be requested only if the part of the expenditure actually incurred which is financed by the Contracting Authority stands at 70% at least of the previous payment.

INTERIM PAYMENT Request for Interim Payment should be prepared in accordance with Annex V

INTERIM PAYMENT Request for Interim Payment should be prepared in accordance with Annex V of your Contract (template 1) and the requirements indicated above for the advance payment.

INTERIM PAYMENT The request for interim payment must be supported by interim financial report,

INTERIM PAYMENT The request for interim payment must be supported by interim financial report, which should be prepared using enclosed templates, and consist of the following components:

INTERIM PAYMENT 1. Summary table - INTERIM FINANCIAL REPORT template 2 2. AUDIT CERTIFICATE

INTERIM PAYMENT 1. Summary table - INTERIM FINANCIAL REPORT template 2 2. AUDIT CERTIFICATE (if required under article 15. 6. of General Conditions) 3. Summary tables for Fees and Per Diems - templates 4 and 5 4. Summary tables for budget headings 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 – template 6 5. Copies of supporting documents for Budget line 3 (Equipment and Supplies) 6. Presence sheets for participants of seminars, conferences, workshops etc – template 7 7. Copies of addenda and relevant correspondence between your Organisation and the EC Delegation related to approval of financial issues 8. Second bound copy of the whole package of documents listed above

INTERIM PAYMENT Summary table - INTERIM FINANCIAL REPORT It must indicate real total expenditure

INTERIM PAYMENT Summary table - INTERIM FINANCIAL REPORT It must indicate real total expenditure incurred including EC and your organisation’s (partner organisations) contribution and be as detailed as the contract budget breakdown. It may include eligible costs invoiced to your organisation (partner organisations) only during project implementation period set by the Special Conditions of your Contract.

INTERIM PAYMENT All amounts should be claimed in Euro. Any amount not originally invoiced

INTERIM PAYMENT All amounts should be claimed in Euro. Any amount not originally invoiced in Euro by the supplier must be converted to Euro using the exchange rate for the month of the actual payment of each supplier’s invoice.

INTERIM PAYMENT The official EC exchange rates can be found on the Internet at

INTERIM PAYMENT The official EC exchange rates can be found on the Internet at http: //europa. eu. int/comm/budget/inforeuro/files. htm

INTERIM PAYMENT AUDIT CERTIFICATE (Annex VI) The purpose of the audit is to certify

INTERIM PAYMENT AUDIT CERTIFICATE (Annex VI) The purpose of the audit is to certify that the amount that you report is correct.

INTERIM PAYMENT Summary tables for Fees and Per Diems - templates 4 and 5

INTERIM PAYMENT Summary tables for Fees and Per Diems - templates 4 and 5 Each project staff member must regularly fill in timesheets (template 3) A full-time working month consists of 22 working days

INTERIM PAYMENT Per Diems are paid only to the project staff and experts of

INTERIM PAYMENT Per Diems are paid only to the project staff and experts of the project specified by article 1. “Human Resources” for each night spent on mission and should include accommodation (hotel) costs, meals, local transportation (car rent, taxi), bed sheets in the train and sundry expenses.

INTERIM PAYMENT The Per diems rate cannot exceed the official rate set for the

INTERIM PAYMENT The Per diems rate cannot exceed the official rate set for the date of the mission http: //europa. eu. int/comm/europeaid/perdiem/index_en. htm

INTERIM PAYMENT Summary tables for budget headings 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 •

INTERIM PAYMENT Summary tables for budget headings 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 • You have to summarize all relevant invoices and receipts in tables • You shall transfer only the total per subheading • Infor. Euro exchange rate for the month of the actual payment of each supplier’s invoice

INTERIM PAYMENT • • Copies of supporting documents for Budget line 3 (Equipment and

INTERIM PAYMENT • • Copies of supporting documents for Budget line 3 (Equipment and Supplies) Copy of invoice-facture Copy of delivery notice (товарнотранспортная накладная) (if appropriate) Copy of the document confirming the payment for the equipment (copy of cash check, copy of payment order)

INTERIM PAYMENT Presence sheets for participants of seminars, conferences, workshops etc – template 7

INTERIM PAYMENT Presence sheets for participants of seminars, conferences, workshops etc – template 7 Copies of addenda and relevant correspondence between your Organisation and the EC Delegation related to approval of financial issues Second bound copy of the whole package of documents listed above

INTERIM PAYMENT 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Summary table - INTERIM

INTERIM PAYMENT 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Summary table - INTERIM FINANCIAL REPORT template 2 AUDIT CERTIFICATE (if required under article 15. 6. of General Conditions) Summary tables for Fees and Per Diems - templates 4 and 5 Summary tables for budget headings 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 – template 6 Copies of supporting documents for Budget line 3 (Equipment and Supplies) Presence sheets for participants of seminars, conferences, workshops etc – template 7 Copies of addenda and relevant correspondence between your Organisation and the EC Delegation related to approval of financial issues Second bound copy of the whole package of documents listed above

Final Financial Report Article 2 (4) The Final report shall be forwarded within three

Final Financial Report Article 2 (4) The Final report shall be forwarded within three months of the end of the Operation’s duration of execution as defined in Article 2 of the Special Conditions

Final Financial Report Article 2 (3) The final report must contain…a final statement of

Final Financial Report Article 2 (3) The final report must contain…a final statement of all the eligible costs of the Operation, plus a full summary of the Operation’s income and expenditure. . .

Final Financial Report COMPONENTS

Final Financial Report COMPONENTS

Final Financial Report 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Summary

Final Financial Report 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Summary table – FINAL FINANCIAL REPORT AUDIT CERTIFICATE Copies of timesheets (template 3) of each Staff member/ Expert covering the whole project period. Summary tables for Fees and Per Diems - templates 4 and 5 Summary tables for budget headings 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 – template 6 Copies of supporting documents for Budget line 3 (Equipment and Supplies) Presence sheets for participants of seminars, conferences, workshops etc – template 7 Statement from your bank about interests accrued Copies of addenda and relevant correspondence between your Organisation and the EC Delegation related to approval of financial issues Second bound copy of the whole package of documents listed above

Amount of the Final Instalment In the contract: Total cost of the operation: 249,

Amount of the Final Instalment In the contract: Total cost of the operation: 249, 265. 00 € EC contribution (80%) of total cost: 199, 412. 00 € Advance (80 % of the first 12 months): 95, 355. 00 € Interim Payment: 84, 116. 00 € Forecast of Final payment: 19. 941. 00 €

Amount of the Final Instalment Calculation of balance amount based on real accepted costs

Amount of the Final Instalment Calculation of balance amount based on real accepted costs (final financial reports): Total amount of actual costs supported by valid documentation: 229, 000. 00 € EC contribution (80% of total accepted cost): Final payment: 183. 200, 00 € (183, 200. 00 € - 95, 355. 00 € - 84, 116. 00 € ) 3. 729, 00 €

Final Financial Report Summary Table – Final Financial Report - - Please do not

Final Financial Report Summary Table – Final Financial Report - - Please do not delete, rename, add or replace the budget lines. There should be no rounding in the financial report: two figures after coma for all expenses, and four figures after coma for the Infor. Euro exchange rates. Costs incurred during the project implementation period EC + Beneficiary's + Partner(s)’ contribution

Final Financial Report AUDIT CERTIFICATE • Made in accordance with Annex IV of the

Final Financial Report AUDIT CERTIFICATE • Made in accordance with Annex IV of the Contract • Confirms that the amounts claimed by the Beneficiary have actually and necessary been incurred and each invoiced item has a valid and original supporting document.

Final Financial Report The auditor must confirm and attest the accuracy of your Final

Final Financial Report The auditor must confirm and attest the accuracy of your Final Financial Report by signing each page of the Financial Report Table and the Summary Tables

Final Financial Report Heading I. Human Resources Salaries 1. Respect the rates and number

Final Financial Report Heading I. Human Resources Salaries 1. Respect the rates and number of units for salaries and per diems 2. A full-time working month consists of 22 working days. 3. Originals of timesheets must be kept in your organisation for the Audit.

Final Financial Report Heading I. Human Resources Per-diems 1. 2. 3. 4. The Per

Final Financial Report Heading I. Human Resources Per-diems 1. 2. 3. 4. The Per Diem can be paid only to the staff member or expert of the project Per Diems can be paid only for each night spent on mission EC maximum per diems rates for international missions http: //www. europa. eu. int/comm/europeaid/perdiem/in dex_en. htm Please always indicate in the summary table the name of person on mission, his/her post, destination and period on mission.

Final Financial Report Heading II Travel Please always indicate in the summary table the

Final Financial Report Heading II Travel Please always indicate in the summary table the name of person on mission, his/her post, destination and period on mission.

Final Financial Report Summary tables for budget headings 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

Final Financial Report Summary tables for budget headings 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 You have to summarize all relevant invoices and receipts in tables You shall transfer only the total per subheading Infor. Euro exchange rate for the month of the actual payment of each supplier’s invoice

Final Financial Report Heading III Copies of supporting documents for Budget line 3 (Equipment

Final Financial Report Heading III Copies of supporting documents for Budget line 3 (Equipment and Supplies) 1. Copy of invoice 2. Copy of invoice-facture 3. Copy of delivery notice (товарнотранспортная накладная) (if appropriate)

Final Financial Report Heading III Copies of supporting documents for Budget line 3 (Equipment

Final Financial Report Heading III Copies of supporting documents for Budget line 3 (Equipment and Supplies) 4. Copy of agreement for equipment purchase (if appropriate) 5. Copy of the document confirming the payment for the equipment (copy of cash check, copy of payment order) 6. Certificate of origin for the equipment 7. Tender documentation (if appropriate)

Final Financial Report Heading III Copies of supporting documents for Budget line 3 (Equipment

Final Financial Report Heading III Copies of supporting documents for Budget line 3 (Equipment and Supplies) 8. Transfer of ownership document (should be stamped and signed by both parties) 9. If the equipments remain with the beneficiary - organization, then the accounting documentation confirming that the equipment is on the organization’s balance should be provided.

Final Financial Report ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS This heading may include project costs that cannot be

Final Financial Report ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS This heading may include project costs that cannot be attributed to any other budget headings. Please, note that the amount under this budget heading cannot be greater than 7% of the real cost of your project.

Final Financial Report Presence sheets for participants of seminars, conferences, workshops etc – template

Final Financial Report Presence sheets for participants of seminars, conferences, workshops etc – template 7 Statement from your bank about interests accrued from pre-financing paid by the EC. Copies of addenda and relevant correspondence between your Organisation and the EC Delegation related to approval of financial issues Second bound copy of the whole package of documents listed above

Final Financial Report 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Summary

Final Financial Report 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Summary table – FINAL FINANCIAL REPORT AUDIT CERTIFICATE Copies of timesheets (template 3) of each Staff member/ Expert covering the whole project period. Summary tables for Fees and Per Diems - templates 4 and 5 Summary tables for budget headings 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 – template 6 Copies of supporting documents for Budget line 3 (Equipment and Supplies) Presence sheets for participants of seminars, conferences, workshops etc – template 7 Statement from your bank about interests accrued Copies of addenda and relevant correspondence between your Organisation and the EC Delegation related to approval of financial issues Second bound copy of the whole package of documents listed above

Final Financial Report Article 2 (1) The Commission may request additional information at any

Final Financial Report Article 2 (1) The Commission may request additional information at any time; that information must be supplied within 30 days of the request.

Amendments to the Budget 1) By Notification: • Transfer within budget heading • Transfer

Amendments to the Budget 1) By Notification: • Transfer within budget heading • Transfer between budget headings involving less than 15% variation in each heading • No prior approval but ask EC advice! • Note: Administrative expenses cannot be increased unless addendum 2) By Addendum: • Major changes e. g. budget change > 15% • Prior approval – NOT retroactive