Author: Nikola Benin
Only proposals received by the Contracting Authority through the online tool eProposal before the deadline of 12 September 2016, 16:00 Brussels local time for Environment & Resource Efficiency and 15 September 2016, 16:00 Brussels local time for Nature & Biodiversity/Environmental Governance & Information and thereafter passing the Opening phase (see point 2) are registered in the LIFE ESAP (Evaluation and Selection Award Procedure) database.
Those Award quality criteria that are evaluated by the Contractor will always be assessed independently by at least two expert evaluators. For each assigned proposal, the responsible expert evaluator must elaborate an assessment report in ESAP. All comments in ESAP will be made in English. For each evaluation criterion, evaluators must provide substantive comments “for” and “against”, justifying the score proposed. Evaluators must ensure that all their comments are concise, complete and comprehensible and must always be directly relevant to both the proposal and the criterion applied. Evaluators must avoid vague, ambiguous assessments.
Applicants should note that evaluators will check the information that is relevant for each step or criterion by concentrating their analysis on the specific application forms where that information should be available. For example the demonstrative or innovative character for an Environment and Resource Efficiency proposal will be checked against the information available in form B2, etc. For this reason it is very important that the relevant information is written in the right form.