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Luxembourg-Luxembourg: EIB - Technical Assistance Programme Supporting EIB Intermediated Lending Operation for Small and Medium Agri-Food Sector Investments Integrating Smallholders
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Technical Assistance Programme Supporting EIB Intermediated Lending Operation for Small and Medium Agri-Food Sector Investments Integrating Smallholders
The overall objective of this TA Programme is to support access to finance for the agricultural sector by enhancing the FI’s capacity to assess, execute and monitor longer-term investment projects in agri-food value chains that aim to integrate smallholder farmers in the respective value chain.
A cross-cutting objective applicable to all activities foreseen in this TA Programme, is to facilitate the deployment of EIB funding in an efficient, responsible and sustainable manner, in accordance with the Bank’s standards and requirements, particularly in the spheres of agri-food sector eligibility and of environmental and social sustainability.
See Internet address provided in Section I.3).
The contract may be subject to extension in case technical or other issues beyond the power of the awarded service provider cause a delay to the implementation of the project and under the provision that the availability of budget permits it.
Africa Investment Platform (previously known as Africa Investment Facility) https://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/regions/africa-investment-facility_en
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
As specified in Application form: https://www.eib.org/en/about/documents/application-for-a-technical-assistance-contract.htm
The annual turnover of the candidate must be of at least 500 000 EUR for each of the last 3 years for which accounts have been closed. Note to candidates: In the application form (https://www.eib.org/en/about/documents/application-for-a-technical-assistance-contract.htm), please make sure to include the actual year for which the data is provided.
1) The number of the permanent staff of the candidate (individual company or consortium overall) currently working in fields related to this contract (as they are described in Section III) of this Notice), must be at least 5 for each of the last 3 years (2016, 2017, 2018). Note to candidates: In your submission, please make sure to include the actual year for which the data is provided.
2) The candidate (individual company or consortium altogether) has implemented, during the last 5 years (May 2014 up to the deadline for the receipt of applications indicated in Section IV.2.2) of this Notice), at least 3 projects of a minimum value of 400 000 EUR equivalent, with activities related to strengthening the capacity of financial institutions in agri-finance and should demonstrate that it had a participation of minimum 50 % in each of the projects brought as reference.
All relevant information must be submitted in the application form https://www.eib.org/en/about/documents/application-for-a-technical-assistance-contract.htm
As indicated in the link provided in Section I.3) of this notice.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Applications must be submitted using the standard application form (available at the following EIB web page: http://www.eib.org/about/procurement/technical-assistance.htm) whose format and instructions must be strictly observed.
Any additional documentation (brochure, letter, etc.) sent with an application will not be taken into consideration.
This tender procedure is launched with a “suspension clause”. This entails that the award of the contract is subject to the signature of an Addendum to the Delegation Agreement between the European Commission and the EIB as well subject to the signature of the Cooperation Agreement between the Beneficiary and the EIB.
The candidates interested in participating in this tender procedure must be fully aware that in no event shall the Contracting Authority be liable for any damages whatsoever including, without limitation, damages for loss of profits/costs incurred by applicant in preparing and submitting his application, in any way connected with the cancellation of the tender procedure on the ground of the “suspension clause” even if the Contracting Authority has been advised of the possibility of damages.
As such, by submitting their application, the candidate accepts in full the use of the “suspension clause” in this tender procedure as well as its possible consequences.