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09/05/2015    S90

Luxembourg-Luxembourg: EIB - Promoting financial inclusion via mobile financial services

2015/S 090-160895

SERVICE PRIOR INFORMATION NOTICE

Location: Jordan

 1.Reference code

TA2015019 JO DTF
 2.Procedure

Restricted international tender
 3.Programme

Deauville Partnership
 4.Financing

MENA Transition Fund (Deauville Partnership Transition Fund, its resources that transit via the FEMIP Trust Fund as contributions.)
 5.Contracting Authority

European Investment Bank, 98-100, boulevard Konrad Adenauer, L-2950, Luxembourg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, http://www.eib.org/about/procurement/calls-technical-assistance/ta2015019.htm
 6.Nature of contract

Global price
 7.Contract description

This TA operation takes place in the context of a project funded by the Deauville MENA Transition Fund “Promoting financial inclusion via mobile financial services in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean countries” and builds on an earlier study under the FEMIP Trust Fund.
Under the present request, the EIB will provide support to the Central Bank of Jordan in order to build its capacities to implement and manage payment systems and mobile payment related services with a view to boosting financial inclusion in the country. Activities will include the elaboration of a risk management plan and stress testing procedures, a data collection methodology and study visits to other European central banks.
 8.Indicative budget

EUR 330 000
 9.Intended timing of publication of the procurement notice

June 2015
 10.Additional information

None
 11.Legal basis

• Approval by the World Bank Board of Executive Directors, 25 September 2012, establishing the MENA Transition Fund under the Deauville Partnership;
• The Financial Procedures Agreement (FPA) signed between the European Investment Bank (EIB), as a manager of the FEMIP Trust Fund, and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) as trustee of the MENA Transition Fund (MTO 069024) signed on 7 February 2013 in Luxembourg and 11 February in Washington.


Remarks:

There must be a minimum period of 30 calendar days between the publication of this contract forecast and the publication of the corresponding procurement notice.

No applications or requests for information should be sent at this stage.