The aim of RCOP was to increase the competitiveness of the Turkish economy relative to the EU countries and to reduce the regional socio- and economic disparities. RCOP concentrated resources on a limited number of sectors to increase its impact (i.e. works with SME’s in the manufacturing and tourism sectors, IT, R&D and innovation). RCOP also focused on regions where the GDP is < 75% of the Turkish national average.
The Project Preparation contract was focused on increasing the administrative, technical and human resources capacity of the RCOP coordination and implementation centre within the Ministry, by improving day-to-day management, project preparation, appraisal, assessment, implementation, monitoring, control and evaluation.
The scope of the consultancy contract included:
- Assisting with the assessment, preparation, monitoring and evaluation of works and services contracts.
- Preparation of tender dossiers for works, services and supplies tenders for projects in the field of regional competitiveness;
- Designing and implementation of training programmes to develop capacity within the Ministry.
- Supporting the establishment of the Finance and Contracts Department within the Ministry.