On the municipal/regional level, the city functions as contracting authority. The project management is located at the departments for environment and economy.
The operational project management is conducted by the OKOPROFIT® consultants, who accomplish the workshops and individual consultations.
The project organisation should comprise the following actors:
- Contracting authority -> municipality/region
- Project management -> authority
- Project implementation •> consultants
- Project controller -> CPC Austria
- Participating companies
In order to guarantee a successful implementation of the project, a co-operation and intensive communication between the project participants and the authorities in each project-phase is essential.
Before the start of a project there are a number of organisational and administrative tasks to be completed as follows:
- Assurance of financial budget
- Contract conclusion
- Status-quo survey
- Recruiting Academy participants
Assurance of financial budget
The first and most important step of an OKOPROFIT® Project is the raising of funds and obtaining a promise of financial commitment.
Having secured the budget, an official contract for the execution of a project will be signed by the municipality/region and the CPC Austria.
To be able to tailor the programme to the individual requirements of a city/region, representatives of the authorities are requested to fill in a comprehensive questionnaire on the environmental situation and return to the CPC Austria.
Recruiting Academy Participants
The participants of the Academy must be recruited at an early stage. Approximately 50 % should come from authorities and 50 % from consultancies. The list of participants will have to be duly forwarded to the CPC Austria, before the start of the Academy. The participants are also requested to fill in a questionnaire on their previous knowledge.
Quality Assurance, Coaching and Evaluation by the CPC Austria
The CPC Austria is responsible for the quality assurance linked to the brand OKOPROFIT®. The CPC Austria offers accompanying services supporting local authorities representatives and consultants in the implementation of the project and thus strengthening the sustainable success of OKOPROFIT®.
These services include:
- Project controlling
- Supporting the project management
- Participation in the examination by the
- Overall evaluation of the projects
- Expert services of the CPC Austria