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07/06/2019    S109    European Investment Bank - Services - Call for expressions of interest - Not applicable 

Luxembourg-Luxembourg: EIB - Luxembourg-Luxembourg: EIB — Call for Expression of Interest to Select Financial Intermediaries that will receive Resources from a Fund of Funds established in Cooperation between Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Universita e della Ricerca (‘MIUR’) and the European Investment Bank (‘EIB’) to Implement a Financial Instrument

2019/S 109-264176

Reference: MHA-1534

Notice of Call for Expressions of Interest

 1.Contracting Authority:

MIUR Fund of Funds, represented for the purpose of this call for expressions of interest by the European Investment Bank, 98–100, boulevard Konrad Adenauer, L-2950 Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG, Email: which is acting as the procuring entity.
 2.Objective of the call for expression of interest:

As part of the National Operational Programme ‘PON Ricerca e Innovazione 2014-2020’ (‘NOP R&I’), with the purpose of tackling the market failure identified by the ex-ante assessment carried out by the European Investment Bank (‘EIB’) and finalised in October 2018 (‘Ex-ante Assessment’), the Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca (‘MIUR’) acting as Managing Authority (‘MA’), has dedicated resources to the implementation of a fund of funds (‘FoF’) managed by the EIB, in accordance with Article 38(4)(b)(i) of the CPR (as defined below) and in accordance with the provisions of a funding agreement entered into force on 23.11.2018 between MIUR and the EIB (the ‘Funding Agreement’).
Relevant rules for implementing the Financial Instrument (‘FI’) are primarily stipulated in the CPR, the CDR; the Implementing Regulation and the ESF Regulation (respectively as defined below), and applicable national law and regulations.
This call for Expression of Interest (‘EoI’) is addressed to financial intermediaries and institutions able to originate and manage personal loans, which are interested in receiving resources from the FoF for the implementation of the financial instrument in Italy. Such activity shall be carried out in accordance with the contractual agreements to be entered into by the EIB, acting as manager of the FoF, and the Selected Applicants. Under this call for expression of interest it is planned to allocate an initial amount for the FoF of 93 000 000 EUR.
The terms of reference document including annexes can be requested by sending an e-mail to with the subject: MHA-1534 MIUR Fund of Funds — request for documents.
 3.Application procedure:

The proposals should be submitted in English by post to the address indicated at 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 Directive 2004/18/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council or Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council.
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:

 6.Protection of personal data:

The personal data provided by you will be processed in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23.10.2018 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 ( 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.
 9.Date of receipt by the Publications Office of the European Union: