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Diese Bekanntmachung wurde annulliert von:  256123-2016
31/03/2015    S63    Services - Design contest - Open procedure 

Germany-Mainz: Airport operation services

2015/S 063-111687

Design contest notice

This contest is covered by: Directive 2004/17/EC (Utilities)

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Official name: Land Rheinland-Pfalz - Ministerium des Innern, für Sport und Infrastruktur / Rhineland-Palatinate — Ministry of the Interior, Sports and Infrastructure
Postal address: Schillerplatz 3-5
Town: Mainz
Postal code: 55116
Country: Germany
Contact person: KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft ('KPMG'), The Squaire — Am Flughafen, 60549 Frankfurt/Main, Germany
For the attention of: Dr. Steffen Wagner, Dr. Carsten Jennert, LL.M.
E-mail: steffenwagner@kpmg.com, cjennert@kpmg-law.com
Telephone: +49 6995871507

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority/entity: http://isim.rlp.de/

Further information can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
1.3)Main activity
Airport-related activities
1.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities/entities
The contracting authority/entity is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities/entities: no

Section II: Object of the design contest/description of the project

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the design contest/project by the contracting authority/entity:
Sale of a 82.5 % Shareholding in Flughafen Frankfurt-Hahn GmbH.
II.1.2)Short description:
Flughafen Frankfurt-Hahn GmbH (‘FFHG’) owns and operates the regional Frankfurt-Hahn Airport with a 24/7 operating license. FFHG has two shareholders, the federal states of Rhineland-Palatinate (82.5 %) and Hessia (17.5 %). The federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate intends the sale of its 82.5 % shareholding in a structured bidding process. In addition, the preferred bidder in this bidding process will be given the opportunity to enter into negotiations with the federal state of Hessia, which also considers the sale of its 17.5 % shareholding. FFHG's articles of association stipulate a mechanism for the disposition of Hessia's shareholding. The articles of association can be reviewed at the German commercial register.
Frankfurt-Hahn Airport in the past has always been a top 10 public passenger airport and one of the most important freight airports in Germany. It is located near two metropolitan areas Rhine-Main (Frankfurt am Main, Wiesbaden, Mainz, etc.) and the Rhineland (Cologne, Dusseldorf etc.) and is connected to the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T). FFHG offers complete airport management services, ground handling and versatile commercial activities including retail and food/beverages as well as car parking. At Frankfurt-Hahn Airport nearly all relevant passenger aircrafts and all important freight aircrafts can land as it has a runway of 3 800 meter x 45 meter with 7.5 meter hardened shoulders on each side and is certified for B747/800. It has up to 20 apron parking positions depending on aircraft size and over 10 000 car park spaces. Frankfurt-Hahn Airport has several warehouses located directly at the apron. Due to a successful financial realignment in 2014, FFHG today operates almost free of debt. The financial realignment included the successful conclusion of EU-state aid proceedings by Commission Decisions SA.21121 and SA.32833 of 1.10.2014, the sale of non-business related land, a capital restructuring including an equity increase of 121 900 000 EUR and an extraordinary depreciation of fixed assets. In addition to the shares, the buyer will have the opportunity to acquire real estate located in the immediate vicinity of the airport at market terms.
A short description of the investment opportunity is available from KPMG AG, The Squaire — Am Flughafen, 60549 Frankfurt/Main, Germany,
II.1.3)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

63731000 Airport operation services

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Criteria for the selection of participants:

KPMG has been appointed by Rhineland-Palatinate to act as its financial and legal advisor in this transaction. For additional information regarding the transaction, please contact Dr. Steffen Wagner (steffenwagner@kpmg.com; Phone: +49 699587-1507) and Dr. Carsten Jennert (cjennert@kpmg-law.com); KPMG AG, The Squaire, Am Flughafen, 60549 Frankfurt/Main.

Potential purchasers are kindly asked to express their interest in the acquisition of the 82.5 % shareholding in Flughafen Frankfurt-Hahn GmbH by 30.4.2015 addressed to KPMG, i.e. Dr. Steffen Wagner / Dr. Carsten Jennert. Later expressions of interest will not lead to an exclusion from the bidding process, but all potential purchasers will have to keep the same deadlines for the subsequent bidding rounds.
All potential purchasers will have to sign a confidentiality agreement with RLP. Subsequently KPMG will contact all potential purchasers to provide them with an information memorandum and process letter. Rhineland-Palatinate and KPMG will invite all potential purchasers having signed the confidentiality agreement to submit an indicative (non-binding) bid by the end of July 2015. The bids must contain a preliminary business concept including a business plan.
The investment opportunity published in this notice is not a public procurement contract in the sense of the German Law Against Restraints on Competition (‘Gesetz gegen Wettbewerbsbeschränkungen’) and/or the Directives 2004/17/EC (Utilities) or 2004/18/EC and thus is not governed by public procurement law. Instead, this notice invites potential investors to participate in a structured bidding process for the sale of Rhineland Palatinate's 82.5 % shareholding in FFHG.
III.2)Information about a particular profession
Participation is reserved to a particular profession: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of contest
Open
IV.2)Names of participants already selected
IV.3)Criteria to be applied in the evaluation of projects:
Rhineland-Palatinate is planning at least two bidding rounds, one with indicative/ one with compulsory bids. Bids in each bidding round will be evaluated in 2 steps:
(1) First step: Business Concept.
First, bidders must submit a business concept for FFHG containing at least the following elements:
— the future business model for FFHG;
— a business plan until 2024 including at least a revenue and results plan, an investment plan as well as an employment plan, alongside explanations thereof and;
— the assumptions underlying the bidder's business plan.
The business plan may also consider operating aid to be granted to FFHG by Rhineland-Palatinate. The operating aid must be in line with the applicable guidelines by the European Commission (EU OJ 2014, C 99/3) and is limited to the maximum volume of operating aid as foreseen in FFHG's own business plan. Investment aid granted by Rhineland-Palatinate to FFHG may also be part of the bidder's considerations, as far as it is compatible with the air transport guidelines by the European Commission (EU OJ 2014, C 99/3). Aid by Rhineland-Palatinate will only be paid if and to the extent permitted by the European Commission upon notification.
(2) Second step: Profitability.
Rhineland-Palatinate is interested in both a high purchase price and a sustainable continued operation of the Frankfurt-Hahn Airport. Therefore, bidders must offer a purchase price and/or make a binding commitment regarding the volume of their future investments in the fixed assets of FFHG in the period 2015-2024. Rhineland-Palatinate, taking into account the business plan of FFHG, considers to bear a share of the future investment costs to the extent such investment aid complies with the applicable air transport guidelines by the European Commission.
Conditions for Contracting:
The sale of the 82.5 % shareholding in FFHG by Rhineland Palatinate as well as the sale of the 17.5 % shareholding by Hessia are subject to compliance with respective budgetary laws. Rhineland-Palatinate will only conclude a sale and purchase agreement if the sale of the 82.5 % shareholding generates an economical benefit to Rhineland-Palatinate compared to the continued operation of Frankfurt-Hahn Airport by a state-owned company.
The investment opportunity published in this notice is not a public procurement contract in the sense of the German Law Against Restraints on Competition (‘Gesetz gegen Wettbewerbsbeschränkungen’) and/or the Directives 2004/17/EC (Utilities) or 2004/18/EC and thus is not governed by public procurement law. Instead, this notice invites potential investors to participate in a structured bidding process for the sale of Rhineland-Palatinate's 82.5 % shareholding in FFHG.
IV.4)Administrative information
IV.4.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority/entity:
Project Runway
IV.4.2)Conditions for obtaining contractual documents and additional documents
IV.4.3)Time-limit for receipt of projects or requests to participate
Date: 30.4.2015 - 12:00
IV.4.4)Date of dispatch of invitations to participate to selected candidates
IV.4.5)Language(s) in which projects or requests to participate may be drawn up
German. English.
IV.5)Rewards and jury
IV.5.1)Information about prize(s):
A prize/prizes will be awarded: no
IV.5.2)Details of payments to all participants
IV.5.3)Follow-up contracts
Any service contract following the contest will be awarded to the winner or one of the winners of the contest: no
IV.5.4)Decision of the jury
The decision of the jury is binding on the contracting authority/entity: no
IV.5.5)Names of the selected members of the jury

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
Frankfurt-Hahn Airport offers an ideal position due to its proximity to all major cargo airports and all major German and European industrial centres, reachable within six (Germany) or 24 trucking hours (rest of Europe). Having a balanced mix of routes and airlines (especially RyanAir, SunExpress, WizzAir and military transit) and a modern infrastructure, Frankfurt-Hahn Airport served over 2 400 000 passengers in 2014. From 2000 to 2014, consolidating its stable development, Frankfurt-Hahn Airport on average grew by 14 % in passenger and 4.1 % in cargo business. Its maximum passenger business capacity of 5 600 000 passengers per year can be extended considerably thereby serving 9 million potential customers in its catchment area. Given the airport's freight capacity of 350,000 tonnes per year, large extentions are also possible in freight business. Alongside being perfectly embedded into the German traffic grid, the Frankfurt-Hahn Airport will further be best connected to Brussels as well as the seaports such as Antwerp and Rotterdam through the so-called Hochmosel Bridge to be built until 2018. This will enhance Frankfurt-Hahn Airport's current market position being the leading true-low-cost airport and one of the leading cargo airports in Germany ranking among the top 12 of all cargo airports Europe-wide. Further substantial developments with a large growth potential in the passenger and freight segments can be conducted on the basis of Frankfurt-Hahn Airport's strong market position and highly favorable infrastructural and technical assets (3 800 meter x 45 meter runway, 24/7 operation license and no-slot restrictions, 14 check-in counters, 12 gates, 30 000 sqm of warehousing area, a high number of independent aircraft parking positions depending on aircraft size, over 10 000 car park spaces etc.). Against this background, major upsides can be created without large investments, particularly through use of room for non-aviation business including additional real estate in the immediate vicinity of the airport to be acquired at market terms.
A short description of the investment opportunity is available from KPMG AG, The Squaire — Am Flughafen, 60549 Frankfurt/Main, Germany,

steffenwagner@kpmg.com / cjennert@kpmg-law.com

VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:
26.3.2015