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24/01/2018    S16    European Investment Bank - Services - Call for expressions of interest - Not specified 

Luxembourg-Luxembourg: EIB - Call for Expression of Interest: to select financial intermediaries under the Lithuanian Leveraged Fund to implement a guarantee financial instrument in Lithuania

2018/S 016-031828

Reference: PC-1439

(Notice to be published in the Official Journal, S series)

Notice of call for expression of interest

 1.Contracting authority

The Jessica II Fund of Funds Lithuania, represented for the purpose of this call for expression of interest by the
European Investment Bank, 98-100 boulevard Konrad Adenauer, L-2950 Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Email: CS-procurement@eib.org
Which is acting as the procuring entity.
 2.Objective of the Call for Expression of Interest

Within the 2014-2020 programming period of the “operational programme for union funds investments in 2014-2020” approved by the decision of the European Commission nº C (2014)6397 (“Operational Programme”) and with the purpose of tackling the market failure identified by the initial and updated ex-ante assessments approved by the public infrastructure and energy efficiency project evaluation and monitoring committee on 7.11.2014 and 29.8.2016 respectively (“exante assessment”), the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania acting as managing authority, has dedicated resources to the implementation of the Lithuanian leveraged fund (”leveraged fund”). In the context of the leveraged fund, by concluding an amendment to the Jessica II fund of funds Lithuania (“Jessica II” or “FoF”) funding agreement entered into force on 7.5.2015 (as amended on 5.10.2016) between the Ministries of Finance and of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania (the “Ministries”) respectively and the European Investment Bank (“EIB”) (“Funding Agreement” or “FA”), EIB was appointed a body implementing a financial instrument ("Financial Instrument") in the form of a guarantee for the benefit of the Republic of Lithuania ("Guarantee"), in accordance with Article 38 (4)(b)(i) of the Common Provisions Regulation (“CPR”).
Relevant rules for implementing the Financial Instrument are primarily stipulated in the CPR, the Commission Delegated Regulation (“CDR”), the Commission Implementing Regulation and the European Regional Development Fund (“ERDF”) Regulation (respectively as defined below), and applicable Lithuanian laws and regulations.
The aim of the call for expression of Interest (“Call for EoI”) is to select eligible financial institutions in Lithuania to become financial intermediaries (“Financial Intermediaries”), which shall, under the guarantee agreement (“Guarantee Agreement”), receive guarantee funded by European Structural and Investment Funds (“ESIF”). The guarantee shall partly cover the credit risk associated with a new portfolio of preferential loans to be granted by financial intermediaries to natural or legal persons owning premises in multi-apartment buildings (“Final Recipient”) or to administrators of common property (“Administrators of Common Property”) for the energy efficiency renovation of a multi-apartment buildings (“Projects”) in accordance with the Lithuanian legal basis ("Modernisation Loans").
The terms of reference including annexes can be requested by sending an email to CSprocurement@eib.org with the subject PC-1439 Lithuania Leveraged Fund — Request for documents.
 3.Application procedure

The proposals should be submitted in English by post to the address indicated in 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 directives 2004/18/EC or 2014/24/EU.
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 processes, are described in the terms of reference.
 5.Deadline for submission of proposals

26.3.2018
 6.Protection of personal data

The personal data provided by you will be processed in accordance with regulation (EC) 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the council of 18.12.2000 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 and any future legislation amending or repealing it. 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 (CS-procurement@eib.org). 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.
 8.Date of dispatch of notice

12.1.2018
 9.Date of receipt by the Publications Office