Services - 144246-2017

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Luxembourg-Luxembourg: BEI - Assistance technique pour soutenir la mise en oeuvre de l’opération « Fruit Garden of Moldova » et les petites et moyennes entreprises (PME) bénéficiaires

2017/S 075-144246


Location: Moldova

 1.Reference code

TA2016045 MD EST / TA2016044 MD NIF

Restricted international tender

Eastern Partnership Technical Assistance Trust Fund (EPTATF) and General Budget of the Union through the Neighbourhood Investment Facility (NIF)
 4.Contracting Authority

European Investment Bank, 98-100, boulevard Konrad Adenauer, L-2950, Luxembourg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg,
 5.Nature of contract

 6.Contract description

The overall objective of the technical assistance operation is to support the implementation of the EUR 120 million loan operation “Fruit Garden of Moldova”. The operation is a line of credit which aims at providing investment funding and institutional support to Moldova's horticulture sector. The scope covers the whole value chain, from the education system, dedicated laboratories, quality control and safety standard services, to nurseries, orchards, table grape vineyards, pre-cooling units, cold transportation, cold storage, washing, sorting, grading equipment, packaging lines and processing facilities.
The specific objectives of the technical assistance operation are to support
(i) the upgrading of the country's horticulture sector through capacity building of value chain stakeholders, capacity building of the project implementation unit (PIU) and increased access of stakeholders to market and other relevant information and
(ii) the implementation of projects financed by the EIB through marketing of the line of credit, capacity building of financial intermediaries and of the project implementation unit and support to the implementation of project financed by the EIB to ensure that EIB standards are met.
The team of key experts shall comprise a Team Leader/Expert in Value Chain Development and an Expert in Agricultural Financing and Banking.
 7.Indicative budget

EUR 2,185,000
 8.Intended timing of publication of the procurement notice

 9.Additional information