24 March 2021
The Coalition of NGOs for Child Protection – KOMF has held a mentoring meeting regarding the contracting of social services by public authorities, namely the procedures and schemes related to the purchase of services by the non-governmental sector.
The purpose of the first mentoring session held by KMOP expert Panafiotis Flessas, was to further develop the knowledge and capacities of participants about the technical specifications of social services during the publication of open calls by public authorities to purchase services from the non-governmental sector. Specifically at this meeting, the expert Flessas shared with the participants the following information:
- Introductions of two open calls for the purchase of social services by NGOs, including specifications, published by the relevant municipality or ministry in Greece;
- How the specifications announced by the authorities for the purchase of social services are drafted;
- Who are the experts or officials drafting these specifications;
- Which is the duration of contracts between the authorities and the NGOs;
- Are there any specific divisions between social services provided exclusively by the state, services provided in partnership between the state and the non-governmental / private sector as well as services that are fully contracted and provided only by the non-governmental / private sector.
This meeting was made possible under the project “Joint Action for Decentralization”, a project funded by the European Union and managed by the EU Office in Kosovo, and by the Coalition of NGOs for Child Protection in Kosovo – KOMF in partnership with the Organization for Children without Parental Care – OFAP, SOS Children’s Villages Kosovo and KMOP.