WORKING WITH DG ECHO AS AN NGO FPA
SIGNATURE AND ENTRY INTO FORCE
The SGA has to be duly signed by both ECHO and the Partner. The latter shall be represented by the Legal Representative mentioned in the Session 12 of the Single Form. The document may be sent through:
Registered postal delivery with return receipt In this case, within 15 calendar days from the receipt, the authorised representative of the Partner shall sign and return to ECHO one original copy of the Agreement, by registered letter with advice of delivery, or equivalent procedure. The second original can be kept for the records. The Agreement will enter into force on the date of receipt by DG ECHO of the signed copy; The reception by ECHO of the signed original sent by post will trigger the payment of the first instalment. Sending of the signed agreement by email will not be considered as sufficient to launch the pre-financing procedure.
Electronic Exchange system Not yet applicable
ERRORS IN THE PROCEDURE
Please note that under no circumstances whatsoever may the Partner make changes to the draft Specific Grant Agreement sent for signature.