The Central Finance and Contracting Agency (CFCA) has been established by the Decree on the establishment of the Central Finance and Contracting Agency (Offical Gazette No. 90/07, 114/07 and 29/2012 ).
The responsibilities of the CFCA are stipulated by the Decree, which regulates that all rights and obligations are transferred from the Department for Financing EU Assistance Programmes and Projects - Central Finance and Contracting Unit within the Ministry of Finance, to the Agency.
As an Implementing Agency, the CFCA is responsible for the overall budgeting, tendering, contracting, payments, accounting and financial reporting aspects of all procurement in the context of the decentralised EU funded programmes in Croatia. The Central Finance and Contracting Agency (CFCA) carries out the tendering and contracting elements for Institution Building programmes and Investment support. The CFCA operates in close cooperation with the SPOs and Line Ministries and Governmental Bodies which are the final beneficiaries of the projects. The CFCA is also the specialised agency for the administrative and financial management of twinning operations.
The CFCA is the main promoter of the EU rules and procedures on procurement and link between the Delegation of the European Union in Croatia and other national authorities.
The CFCA delegates technical procedure to line ministries, namely national authorities. Project managers and Project Implementing Units in all public administration, are responsible to the CFCA.
The CFCA is managed by the Ms Nataša Mikuš Žigman, Director of the CFCA and Programme Authorising Officer, responsible for the financial and administrative management of projects, in accordance with EC procurement rules, regulations and procedures.