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SMEs' Needs Analysis in Public Procurement
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European Commission, DG for Internal Market, Industry,Entrepreneurshipand SMEs (...
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Project Manager Requirements
It is noted under Section 5.2.1 of the Tender Specifications that the Project Manager for the study must have proven knowledge of German; however, Germany is not included as one of the Member States on which the Contractor should focus, as noted in Section 1.1.1. Please can you confirm whether (and, if so, why) the Project Manager should have proven knowledge of German? Alternatively, would it be sufficient for the Project Manager to have proven knowledge of English and of another language from the list of possible focal countries (i.e. France, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Romania, Denmark, Italy, Spain, Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, Belgium, Finland and the Netherlands).
Please note that it is a clerical error. Indeed, proven knowledge of German at the level of B.1 of the Common European Framework for Reference is not required. Besides of the appropriate knowledge of English, there are no requirements of any other languages for the Project Manager. Section 5.2.1. 2. TECHNICAL AND PROFESSIONAL CAPACITY, the Project Manager’s profile should be read as follows: Project Manager: Relevant higher education and at least 5 years’ experience in project management, including overseeing project delivery, quality control of delivered service, client orientation and conflict resolution experience in projects of a similar size (at least € 100.000) and coverage, with experience in management of a team of at least 5 people; proven knowledge of English at the level of C. 1 of the Common European Framework for Reference. Please be advised that all other selection criteria under section 5.2.1 remain unchanged. A new version of the tender specifications with corrected section 5.2.1 will be published within the next days.