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Germany-Eschborn: Administration services
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
81275829-Expert pool to support the project at the level of all project components
Heavily dependent on oil and gas, Algeria's economy is facing a decline in real economic growth and state foreign exchange reserves due to several years of falling oil prices. Decentralisation has made little progress. The more than 1,500 municipalities are mostly inadequately funded and have little decision-making autonomy vis-à-vis the central state. The public administration is cumbersome, non-transparent and not very close to the people. The government ended the policy of budget consolidation and returned to the previous high social spending. This led to a rising budget deficit. As a result, Algerian institutions are increasingly forced to cut costs and use available funds more efficiently. On the other hand, the country's industrial and demographic development is accompanied by increasing pollution and overexploitation of natural resources. The costs associated with this are estimated to be around EUR10.3 billion annually.
To better address these external costs, the Algerian government has introduced 16 different environmental taxes. Some of the environmental taxes are directly related to climate protection, such as the tax on petroleum products. There are also taxes on national energy consumption or appliances with high energy consumption. However, these taxes are only partially levied. Within the framework of the project, the tax on environmentally hazardous and polluting activities, the complementary tax on atmospheric pollution of industrial origin, the complementary tax on industrial waste water, the incentive tax for the removal of industrial waste and the incentive tax for the removal of waste related to the care activities of hospitals and clinics will be examined.
Derivation of the project objective:
Algeria's existing environmental tax system is based on several legal provisions, but the implementation of environmental tax legislation has so far been inadequate.
Causes and assessment of changeability:
The conditions necessary for improving the environmental tax system are currently not yet sufficient and its legal framework still has considerable shortcomings. In addition, there is a lack of clear strategic orientation of the individual environmental taxes. Also, coordination and harmonisation between the actors involved in environmental tax legislation is not yet optimal. Existing legislation is not consistent. Other legal provisions are incomplete or not updated. As a result, environmental taxes miss their target or are not levied at all. These causes can be changed through technical, process and organisational consulting.
The correct and efficient calculation of the tax base is an essential prerequisite for the levying of environmental taxes. However, the actors involved in this calculation do not have the necessary capacities. There are no differentiated technical regulations and there is a lack of knowledge to assess environmental hazards properly and to set the taxes to be levied soundly. The procedure for calculating the tax base is not identical for all environmental directorates of the Wilayas. These factors lead to a situation where the transfer of the tax base to the tax authorities is very inefficient and the environmental taxes are not calculated considering the real pollutant load of the companies. Moreover, some taxes are not levied at all. These causes can be influenced by technical and process consulting.
The companies responsible for polluting the environment are confronted with the challenge of gaining access to financing mechanisms for environmental protection measures. Existing government financing mechanisms do not reflect the financing needs of companies. Companies lack awareness of the problems associated with industrial pollution and knowledge of technical and organisational solutions. As a result, industrial companies invest insufficiently in environmental protection measures. These causes can be changed through training measures as well as technical and process consulting.
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Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
1. Trading name and address, commercial register number.
2. Eligibility declaration that no grounds for exclusion in Section 123, 124 of the German Act Against Restraints of Competition (GWB) apply.
3. Eligibility declaration subcontractors if applicable.
4. Association clause if applicable.
1. Average annual turnover for the last three years (last-but-four financial year can be included in case of tenders held within 6 months of end of last financial year), at least: 620,000.00 EUR
2. Average number of employees and managers in the last three calendar years, at least 7 persons
1. The technical assessment is only based on reference projects with a minimum commission value of 150,000.00 EUR.
2. At least 1 reference projects in the technical field Corporate environmental management and at least in the Mediterranean and Africa reference projects in the region 1 in the last 3 years.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
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