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20/12/2019    S246    European Investment Bank - Services - Contract notice - Not specified 

Luxembourg-Luxembourg: EIB - Call for Expression of Interest to Select Financial Intermediaries under the Lithuanian Leveraged Fund to Implement a Financial Instrument in Lithuania

2019/S 246-604605

Notice of Call for Expressions of Interest

Reference: MHA-1584

 1.Contracting authority:

The Lithuanian Leveraged Fund, 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. E-mail: CS-procurement@eib.org which is acting as the procuring entity.
 2.Objective of the call for expression of interest:

As part of 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’), 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, 29.8.2016 and 9.9.2019 respectively (‘Ex-ante Assessment’), the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania, acting as Managing Authority (‘MA’), has dedicated resources to the implementation of the Lithuanian Leveraged Fund (‘Leveraged Fund’) managed by EIB in accordance with Article 38 (4) (b) (i) of the Common Provisions Regulation (‘CPR’) (as amended in accordance with Article 272 paragraph 11(b) (i) (b) (i) of the Omnibus Regulation as defined below) and the
provisions of a funding agreement of Jessica II Fund of Funds Lithuania (‘Jessica II’) entered into force on 7.5.2015 (as amended on 5.10.2016, 7.12.2018 and [9 December 2019]) between the Ministries of Finance and of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania (the ‘Ministries’) respectively and the European Investment Bank (‘EIB’) (‘Funding Agreement’). The Leveraged Fund is co-financed by European Structural and Investment Funds from the Operational Programme as described below.
Relevant rules for implementing the Financial Instrument (‘FI’) 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 law and regulations.
This call for expression of interest is addressed to eligible financial institutions in the European Union, which are interested in receiving resources from the Leveraged Fund for implementation of the Financial Instrument in Lithuania. The tasks for implementation of this Financial Instrument, among others, will include setting up an Investment Platform (‘Investment Platform’), providing the required equity to the Investment Platform, leveraging received resources from the Leveraged Fund by concluding negotiations with senior and junior debt providers to the Investment Platform and using the funds of the Investment Platform to issue loans for the modernisation of multi-apartment buildings.
Under this call for expression of interest it is planned to allocate up to 50 000 000 EUR of ESIF resources (the ‘Initial Amount’). Applicants may respond to this call for expression of interest by expressing their interest for at least 80 % of the amount of resources allocated by the Leveraged Fund.
The terms of reference including annexes can be downloaded on the page https://www.eib.org/products/blending/esif/eoi/mha-1584
 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:

5.2.2020
 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 (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:

10.12.2019
 9.Date of receipt by the Publications Office of the European Union:

10.12.2019