Dario Sterpa BID Writer, Proposal Writer & Policy Advisor

 Horizon2020
 Technical Writing


: Mar 21, 2016


About Me

Personal description

I'm an expert consultant with more than 10 years of experience in the management consulting industry, seven of which spent in global leading consulting firms and the remaining as partner at start-up company and freelance adviser.

I'm highly specialised in supporting governments’ policies financed by European funds and Small-Medium-Enterprises in upgrading and financing innovative business solutions and in evaluation of projects for the European Commission.

The “core activities” are focused on technical WRITING of OFFER / PROPOSAL in the following areas:

  • Technical Assistance Services for European Program Management for Leading Consulting ;
  • SME's Project applying to European financing instruments -SMEInstrument, Cosme, EFSI, ESIF, Crowdfunding.
  • PAs' and ONGs' Project applying to European Programs - H2020, UIB, AMIF, EuropeAid, ESIF - for Public Administration and ONGs .. 

The service provided encompasses the idea development, project concept elaboration, business planning, network development, promotion and management of the awarded projects at international level.

Services Description

BID WRITER:  writing technical offer for companies applying to calls for tender. In a flexible and wider approach the bid writing service includes a serier of activities. tailored call monitoring and alert, analysis of tender requirements in compliance with the companies’ core competencies and strategies, the search for strategic partners, including first contact, involvement and coordination and most of all the technical offer writing. The latter consists of background and framework analysis, service strategy development, a detail plan of actions, the logical framework and work plan.

  • The common methodologies used for the writing are CRM Project Management, CBA and Economic Appraisal guidelines (EC / EIB), others sectorial guidelines.
  • Target Clients are Consulting companies, SMEs, ONG, Academia

PROPOSAL WRITER: writing project proposals for SMEs applying for calls, especially H2020 SME Instrument and similar programs. In a flexible and wider approach the proposal writer service include several activities: tailored calls monitoring and alert, analysis of programs requirements in compliance with companies’ core competencies and strategies, the search for strategic partners, development of business model and plan, writing the project proposal for the financing opportunities selected, feasibility studies.

  • The main methodologies used are Business Model Generation, Business Strategy, Change Management and Business Planning
  • Target Clients are Innovative SMEs

EUROPEAN POLICY ADVISER:  Government's policies advisor in developing, promoting and drafting call for proposals and projects aiming to deliver solutions for unemployment, social exclusion and migrations challenges. In wider terms, the service include several activities: Elaboration of comprehensive concept note, Compliance analysis of project to complex strategic framework, Partner search and network coordination Project planning, Public procurement options selection, Procurement package drafting, Call or Project/Proposal writing, Project’s impacts evaluations.

  • The main methodologies used are CPM guidelines, IA guidelines, CBA guidelines, Public procurement guidelines, Statistical and Economic analysis.
  • Target Clients are Local Authorities, National Authorities and International Organizatioons.

CASE HISTORY: PARTECIPATING PROGRAMS & RILEVANT CLIENTS 

BID WRITER 

Partecipating Programs:

  • IPA II funds, Infrastructure Project Facility: Technical Assistance

  • Connectivity in western Balkans: Technical Assistance

  • European Structural Investment Funds: Technical Assistance

  • European Commission DG procurement services

Rilevant Clients:

  • ERNST & YOUNG
  • PWC
  • MOTT MACDONALD LTD
  • HILL INTERNATIONAL
  • ISRI
  • ITALIAN MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT
  • LAZIO REGION

PROPOSAL WRITER 

Partecipating Programs:

  • SMEInstrument

  • European Structural Investment Funds

Rilevant Clients:

  • Arealibera

  • Euroinformatica

  • Italyart

  • Studio Catani e Associati

EUROPEAN POLICY ADVISER 

Partecipation Programs:

  • European Structural Investment Funds: Assistance to programme management

  •  

    European Social Fund: Call for proposals designing and drafting

  • European Fund for Agriculture: Networking and business developing

Rilevant Clients:

  • ITALIAN MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT

  • LAZIO REGION

  • UNIVERSITY OF VITERBO

  • IDEA 2020

  • ERNST & YOUNG

  • PWC

  • ISRI

  • (Italian National Institution for Education and Innovation)

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Fields of Expertise:

 Entrepreneurship and SMEs
 Innovation
 Start Up
 Social Innovation
 Smart Cities
 COSME
 European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
 European social fund (ESF)
 Urban Innovative Actions

Ideas in Progress

Calls Followed

 Capacity Building
 
 Disadvantaged People
 
 Gender Equality
 
 Minority groups
 
 IT
 
 Education and Training
 
 Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme
 
 Research
 
 Violence
 
 Migrants and Refugees
 
 Human Rights
 
Scope:Priorities and activities to be co-financed 1. Priorities Taking into consideration the perpetual number of manifestations advocating racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance, such as Antisemitism, anti-Muslim hatred, Afrophobia, Antigypsyism, anti-migrant hatred, transphobia, hate crimes against persons with disabilities, and considering th ...
Deadline Apr 24, 2019   - 61 days
 Innovation
 
 Environment
 
 Smart Cities
 
 Urban Development
 
 Aerospace Technology
 
 IT
 
 Transport
 
 Horizon2020
 
 Research
 
 Privacy
 
 Internet of Things (IoT)
 
Specific Challenge:In the cities, public spaces such as malls, open crowded gathering areas and events, and non-restricted areas of transport infrastructures, constitute “soft targets”, that is potential, numerous targets spread across the urban area and subject to “low cost” attacks strongly impacting the citizens. The generation, processing and sharing of large quantities of data in smar ...
Deadline Aug 22, 2019   - 181 days
 Innovation
 
 Single Market
 
 Environment
 
 Gender Equality
 
 Aerospace Technology
 
 E-Health
 
 IT
 
 Horizon2020
 
 Economics
 
 Research
 
 Privacy
 
 INTERREG
 
Specific Challenge:An ageing population is increasing demand-side pressures on public health and social care providers across Europe. These pressures undermine the long-term sustainability of existing models for delivering care services to the ageing population. The challenge is to scale up outcome-based innovative digital health and care solutions across EU borders through joining up actions in p ...
Deadline Apr 24, 2019   - 61 days