The information contained in this section has been provided by the national authority in June 2019. We invite you to contact your national contact point to check whether this information is the latest version available.
National Contact Point
AD&C – AGÊNCIA PARA O DESENVOLVIMENTO E COESÃO, NÚCLEO DE COOPERAÇÃO TERRITORIAL, TERRITORIAL COOPERATION
Avenida 5 de Outubro, nº 153 1050-053 Lisboa, Portugal
Ms Raquel Rocha
Tel:+35 1218 814 000
E-mail: raquel.rocha@ adcoesao.pt
Mr. Oliverio Graça
Tel: +35 1218 814 026
E-mail: oliverio.graca@ adcoesao.pt
SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE NATIONAL FLC SYSTEM
Portugal opted for a decentralised system, where the FL Controller must be approved by the Agency for the development and cohesion (AD&C) prior to the contract signing with the beneficiary. The National Authority (AD&C) validates the FL Controller certificate, after the FLC check, on a selected sample of expenditure. If necessary the verification of the expenses could be extended.
After each call of proposals, sessions are organised for beneficiaries and FLCs in order to instruct them on how to handle eligibility rules.
All the documents are available on the webpage of the National Authority: http://www.adcoesao.pt/content/manual-de-procedimentos
National Validation of FLC certificates is carried out free of charge for the partners.
On-the-spot verifications conducted by FLCS
On-the-spots visits are mandatory for each payment claim presented by the beneficiaries and controlled by FLC.
Other checks performed by the national authority
Where and when necessary and depending on risk analysis., the National Authority may also carry out additional quality controls, most of the time an additional on the spot visit.
Daily allowances for travel and accommodation costs are applicable in Portugal only for public bodies. The aplicable rule is DL n.º 30/2018, de 7 de maio e da Portaria n.º 194/2018, de 4 de julho.
Link to the national rules applicable : https://dre.pt/web/guest/home/-/dre/115642178/details/maximized?serie=I&print_preview=print-preview&date=2017-04-01
National Authority strongly recommends to private partners, as good practice for reasonable sound management of public funds, to refer to rules applicable to public bodies in regard to daily allowances for travel and accommodation costs.
Portugal applies specific rules for public procurement which are mandatory for public institutions only. In the case of private partners, those partners need to demonstrate that, in the tender, the conditions of effective competition, the good use of public funds in compliance with the principles of transparency, equal treatment and non-discrimination are respected.
Link to the national rules applicable for public institutions: www.adcoesao.pt/content/contratacao-publica