Brussel, 26 maart 2018
As part of the rural policy in Flanders, the Flemish Land Agency grants subsidies for projects that add value to the development of rural areas. The grants include both European and Flemish subsidies and must fit in with the local development strategy.
Promoters can submit projects for 3 types of projects: Leader, Environmental Quality and Countryside Plus. Leader is a European initiative in which partners in a local group work together on the long-term development of rural areas. The other projects work to strengthen the environmental quality and vitality of the countryside through investment or cooperation. Following themes are covered:
- Poverty and Well-being
- Heritage and tourism
- Open space
After a selection, the chosen projects receive approval and the project can start. One of the possible obligations that promoters must meet is the law on public procurement. Many organizations often doubt whether or not they should follow the law.
I was looking for an easy-to-use tool to make this clear quickly. Since it is about a decision tree, I was looking for a program that had been set up for that and I soon heard about the Berkeley Studio. It was essential that I could show the chosen path that the user follows in a document. The audit trail of the program was crucial. This decision tree is made digitally with the software program Berkeley Publisher. By answering the questions you will find out whether the law on public procurement must be followed. For me, the support that Berkeley spontaneously gave, was perfect. It gives confidence in a program if you know that you can always fall back on the creators of the program.