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Luxembourg-Luxembourg: EIB Group Joint External Audit Services
Modification of a contract/concession during its term
Section I: Contracting authority/entity
Section II: Object
EIB Group Joint External Audit Services
Lot A: External Audit Services for the EIB
Audit of the three sets of EIB financial statements and a review of the EIB semi-annual interim financial information, reviews of semi-annual and annual filings with the US Securities and Exchange Commission and annual filing with the Japanese Ministry of Finance (reported in Japanese), support for the EIB's various bond offerings in the international capital markets — including the issuance of comfort letters to underwriters/authorised requesting parties in connection with financial statements/financial statement schedules included in registration statements filed with the SEC, perform an assurance engagement on the sustainability report of the EIB Group, perform agreed upon procedures in relation to the tax withheld on salaries, pensions and other emoluments paid by the European Investment Bank to the European Commission, perform audit or assurance-related services for mandated operations, facilities and funds administered by the EIB on behalf of third parties.
Initial 5 years + option for a second term of 5 years (at the discretion of the contracting authority).10-year maximum duration of contract aligned to term of joint audit engagement set out in Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No 537/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council — 5 + 5-year period to allow amortisation of time and cost spent building up cumulative knowledge of the EIB Group.
Section IV: Procedure
Section V: Award of contract/concession
Section VI: Complementary information
Tenderers may in the first instance submit any concerns regarding the procurement to the Bank using the contact details under section I.1) of this contract notice.
If tenderers, or other interested parties, believe that the EIB committed an instance of maladministration, (e.g. it has failed to act in accordance with its established policies, standards and procedures, or to respect the principles of good administration), they may lodge a complaint to the EIB Group Complaints Mechanism (see https://www.eib.org/en/about/accountability/complaints/index.htm) within 1-year from the date when the alleged action, decision or omission by the Bank could be reasonably known by the complainant. If unhappy with the outcome, tenderers can seek a review of the EIB Group’s reply to the complaint by the European Ombudsman (see https://www.ombudsman.europa.eu).
Within 2 months of notification of the outcome of the procedure (award decision), tenderers may launch an action for its annulment and/or damages. Any request tenderers may make and any reply from the Bank, or any complaint of maladministration, will have neither the purpose nor the effect of suspending the time-limit for launching an action for annulment nor open a new period for launching an action for annulment. The body responsible for hearing annulment procedures is indicated under section VI.4.1) of this contract notice.
Section VII: Modifications to the contract/concession
Initial 5 years + option for a second term of 5 years (at the discretion of the contracting authority). 10-year maximum duration of contract aligned to term of joint audit engagement set out in Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No 537/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council — 5 + 5-year period to allow amortisation of time and cost spent building up cumulative knowledge of the EIB Group.
Modification of value of existing contract to same supplier for additional services.
The request for increase in value results from a significant increase in the number of audit and assurances services needed by the EIB which could not have been foreseen at the time of signature (e.g Brexit audits, additional mandates, pillar assessment).