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20/10/2017    S202    European Investment Bank - Services - Contract notice - Not specified 

Luxembourg-Luxembourg: EIB - Call for expression of interest for financial intermediary selection for Fund of Funds Kujawsko-Pomorskie (Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodeship, Poland)

2017/S 202-414935

Notice of call for expressions of interest

Reference: MHA-1440

(Notice to be published in the Official Journal, S series)

 1.Contracting authority:

The EIB Fund of Funds Kujawsko-Pomorskie, represented for the purpose of this call for expression of interest by the
European Investment Bank, 98–100, boulevard Konrad Adenauer, L-2950 Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG. E-mail: CS-procurement@eib.org
which is acting as the procuring entity.
 2.Objective of the call for expression of interest:

As part of the regional operational programme for the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodeship for the programming period 2014–2020 (‘ROP K-PV 2014–2020’), with the purpose of tackling the market failures identified by the ‘ex ante’ assessment (‘“Ex ante” assessment’), the Board of the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodeship, acting as the ROP K-PV 2014–2020 Managing Authority (‘Managing Authority’ or ‘MA’), has agreed to dedicate resources to the implementation of a Fund of Funds (‘Fund of Funds’ or ‘FoF’) managed by the European Investment Bank (‘EIB’), in accordance with Article 38(4)(b)(i) of the CPR and the provisions of a funding agreement entered into on 29.6.2017 between the Managing Authority and the EIB (‘Funding Agreement’ or ‘FA’).
Relevant rules for implementing the Financial Instrument are primarily stipulated in Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17.12.2013 laying down common provisions on the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund, the Cohesion Fund, the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and laying down general provisions on the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund, the Cohesion Fund and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 1083/2006, Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 480/2014 of 3.3.2014 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down common provisions on the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund, the Cohesion Fund, the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and laying down general provisions on the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund, the Cohesion Fund and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund, Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 821/2014 of 28.7.2014 laying down rules for the application of Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards detailed arrangements for the transfer and management of programme contributions, the reporting on financial instruments, technical characteristics of information and communication measures for operations and the system to record and store data, Regulation (EU) No 1301/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17.12.2013 on the European Regional Development Fund and on specific provisions concerning the Investment for growth and jobs goal and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1080/2006, and applicable national law and regulations.
This call for expression of interest is addressed to bodies or firms, whether public or private, which are interested in receiving resources from the Fund of Funds for the implementation of the Financial Instrument (hereinafter ‘FI’) in the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodeship. Such activities shall be carried out in accordance with agreement(s) (‘Operational agreements’) to be entered into by the EIB acting as manager of the FoF, and the selected applicant(s). The funds shall be transferred from the FoF to the selected financial intermediary(-ies) for a specific period of time and purpose defined in the operational agreement.
The terms of reference including annexes can be requested by sending an e-mail to CS-procurement@eib.org with the subject MHA-1440 EIB Fund of Funds Kujawsko-Pomorskie — Request for documents.
 3.Application procedure:

The proposals should be submitted in English by post to the address indicated in point 1, in strict compliance with the specific instructions laid down in the terms of reference.
 4.General description of the procedure:

This call for expression of interest does not represent a public procurement procedure in the sense of Directives 2004/18/EC or 2014/24/EU.
Interested parties are invited to submit their proposals in accordance with the rules set out in this notice and in the terms of reference.
The principles and method applicable to the evaluation process, as well as the stages of the evaluation process are described in the terms of reference.
 5.Deadline for submission of proposals:

21.11.2017.
 6.Protection of personal data:

The personal data provided by you will be processed in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18.12.2000 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data. The information requested for the CEoI is necessary in order to assess your proposal and will be used solely for that purpose under the authority of the EIB purchasing division (CS/IMP/PROCUR), in accordance with the EIB guide for procurement, approved by the Management Committee of the EIB. Please note that for your proposal to be considered, it may be mandatory to answer some or all of the questions in the declaration to be made by the applicant. The mandatory/optional nature of these questions is outlined in the terms of reference document. In order to assess the applicant, the personal data provided by you will be accessed by members of the selection panel and the Directorate which requested the CEoI. Upon request, access to this data may be granted to the EIB's Office of the Chief Compliance Officer, the legal service or the Inspectorate General. The data of the successful applicant shall be retained for the duration of the contract, plus 2 years in the central archives, unless these are needed in the context of litigation or claims. The data of unsuccessful applicants shall be retained for 4 years, unless these are needed in the context of litigation or claims. You have the right to access and rectify or update your data. You can exercise these rights by contacting the Head of the CS/IMP/PROCUR division (CS-procurement@eib.org). You also have the right to have recourse at any time to the European Data Protection Supervisor.
 7.Exclusion criteria, selection and award criteria:

The exclusion criteria, administrative criteria and assessment criteria applicable for this call are described in the terms of reference and its annexes.
 8.Date of dispatch of notice:

20.10.2017.
 9.Date of receipt by the Publications Office of the European Union:

9.10.2017.