The Managing Authority of the Operational Programme ‘Competitiveness & Entrepreneurship’ was established, on the basis of Article 7 of Law 2860/2000, by JMD No. D13/F5.27/18038 (GGI 1502 B/8.12.2000), replaced by JMD Ref. No. 1121/ 408 D/F03.2.3.2012/GGI Β 655/7.3.2012 which is currently in force.
On the basis of Joint Ministerial Decision Ref. No. 37142/DIOE 883 / GGI B 2379/27.8.2012 ‘Abolition of the Special Secretariat of the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) and of the Special Secretariat for Competitiveness’, the Service belongs to the General Secretariat for Investments and Development of the Ministry for Development, Competitiveness, Infrastructure, Transport & Networks.
The purpose of the Service is to ensure the effectiveness and regularity of the management and implementation of the following Operational Programmes (OP):
a. Operational Programme ‘Competitiveness’ (OPC) of the 3rd Community Support Framework, which was approved by the European Commission on 14.3.2001 (and was completed in 2011), and
b. Operational Programme ‘Competitiveness & Entrepreneurship’ (OPCE II) of the 2007-2013 programming period, which was approved by the European Commission on 26.10.2007.
The Managing Authority of the OPCE also functions as an Intermediate Management Agency for competitiveness and entrepreneurship actions funded by the following Operational Programmes:
The Managing Authority of the OPCE is located at 56 Mesogion Avenue, 115 27 Athens. An Information Desk operates on the ground floor of 56 Mesogion Avenue (landline calls to 801-11-36300 charge one local call unit, 210-7450892-3, email@example.com) for enquiries regarding calls and aid to enterprises, as well as any other issue that concerns OPCE II.
Establishment of the Managing Authority of the OPCE
The organisation chart and responsibilities of the Managing Authority of the Operational Programme ‘COMPETITIVENESS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP’ and its Units are set out in detail in Joint Ministerial Decision No. 1121/ 408 D/F03.2.3.2012/GGI Β 655/7.3.2012.
Organisation chart of Managing Authority of the OPCE
The Managing Authority of the Operational Programme ‘COMPETITIVENESS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP’ consists of seven (7) Units, as follows:
Organisation Chart of the Managing Authority OPCE
By virtue of Ministerial Decision Ref. No. 7682/1854D/F03/4.11.2010 (GGI B 1826, 22.11.2010), the right to sign “By order of the Minister” is transferred to the Special Secretary for Competitiveness, the Head of the Managing Authority of the Operational Programme ‘COMPETITIVENESS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP’ and the Heads of the Managing Authority Units.
Staffing of the Managing Authority of the OPCE
The Managing Authority of the OPCE is staffed with personnel from the Public and greater Public sector on the basis of the procedures set out in Article 18 of Law 3614/2007.
Mr. Alexandros Makris has been appointed Head of the Managing Authority of the OPCE by virtue of Decision Ref. No. 4319/1487D/F04/24-08-2011 of the Minister for Development, Competitiveness & Shipping.
The formal and substantial qualifications of the staff of the Managing Authority of the OPCE are described in detail in Joint Ministerial Decisions 44212/CSF C301/GGI B 1623/29.12.2000 and 2974/666D/F.04/ GGI B 564/1.4.2008
ISO 9001: 2008 Certification
Within the framework of its continuous effort to improve its effectiveness, the Managing Authority of the OPCE developed a Quality Management System in June 2003, which has been certified under ΕΝ ISO 9001: 2008 and is re-certified every three years.
The procedures of the system are continuously updated in accordance with the needs that arise from Greek and Community legislation.
The EN ISO 9001:2008 Certificate of the Managing Authority OPCE Quality Management System is re-evaluated on an annual basis by TUV HELLAS (RWTUV) SΑ.
List of procurement or service provision contracts
Pursuant to Article 8 of MD 51540//EYSSAAP 3628 / 12.11.2010 (GGI B 1856/26.11.2010) ‘Determination of the data of the Technical Support Programmes of the Application and the procedure for their submission and approval’, the Managing Authority of the OPCE publishes the following list of procurement or service provision contracts.