Portugal

National Contact Point

Luís Machado

Comissão de Coordenação e Desenvolvimento Regional de Lisboa e Vale de Tejo
Commission for Regional Development and Coordination of Lisbon and Tagus Valey
Rua Alexandre Herculano, nº 37
1250-009 Lisboa
Portugal

Phone: +351 213 837 170
Fax: +351 213 831 292
E-mail: luis.machado@ccdr-lvt.pt
Website: www.ccdr-lvt.pt

National Authority

Raquel Rocha

Agência para o Desenvolvimento  e Coesão I.P.
Cohesion and Development Agency
Av. 5 de Outubro 153
1050-053 Lisboa
Portugal

Phone: +351 218 801 150
Fax: +351 218 881 111
E-mail: raquel.rocha@adcoesao.pt
Website: www.adcoesao.pt

First Level Control Requirements

Portugal has chosen a decentralised control system. The beneficiaries from Portugal will have to propose an independent external controller from the list of statutory auditing firms / entities (ROC/SROC) recognised by the Portuguese Institute of Statutory Auditors (OROC: www.oroc.pt) to the following body :

UC FEDER-FC – Unidade de Coordenação FEDER e Fundo de Coesão
Núcleo de Cooperação Territorial
Agência para o Desenvolvimento  e Coesão I.P.
Avenida 5 de Outubro 153,
1050-053 Lisboa - PORTUGAL

Phone: + 351 218 801 134
Fax: + 351 218 801 145
Email: raquel.rocha@adcoesao.pt

Contact person : Raquel Rocha, Coordinator

In compliance with the public procurement rules, the beneficiary will propose the controller to the above-mentioned body for approbation. This body will authorise the controller proposed by the project partner after having checked that the controller is sufficiently independent from project activities and finances and qualified to carry out the control of the INTERREG IVC project. The controller has to be officially authorised before the first expenditure can be reported and confirmed. The controller will perform his/her task under the supervision of the FIRD that will validate the expenditure and sign the partner control confirmation before submission to the Lead Partner.
FIRD provides a standard contract, which has to be used by the partner and the authorized first level controller.

The costs resulting from the control through an external auditor can be reported as eligible external expertise costs in compliance with the relevant EU-regulations and programme rules.

On-the-spot checks

In order to comply with the obligation to carry out on-the-spot checks according to Regulation (EC) No. 1828/2006 Article 13 (2) amended by Regulation (EC) No. 846/2009, Portuguese FLCs will check each project partner on-the-spot at least once.

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