Central Financing and Contracting Department The Central Financing and Contracting Department (CFCD) is a Department within the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Macedonia, responsible for sound financial management of the projects financed under the following IPA Components:
- IPA Component I – Transition Assistance and Institution Building,
- IPA Component III – Regional Development,
- IPA Component IV – Human Resources Development.
CFCD acts as a Lead Body in the Operating Structures per IPA Component, as well as Contracting Authority having sole responsibility for tendering, contracting and payments concerning EU funded projects.
The Head of CFCD is also designated as Programme Authorising Officer for IPA Component I, and as Head of the Operating Structures (HOS) for IPA Components III-IV.
Tasks regarding programming, technical implementation and monitoring of contracts implementation are delegated to the respective Line Ministries/ Beneficiary Institutions with the Operational Agreements signed between PAO/HOS and Senior Programme Officers (SPO)/ IPA Coordinators.
CFCD supervises the overall implementation of the projects and PAO/HOS retains overall responsibility for the projects implementation and shall ensure the effective supervision of the proper implementation of the tasks delegated to the SPO/ IPA Coordinators.