Framework agreement to support EIB advisory services (EIBAS) activities inside and outside EU-28 - Lot 2: Energy (2016-2020)
EU Member States, Pre-EU accession countries, EU neighbourhood countries, Sub-Saharan African, Caribbean and Pacific Countries, Asian and Latin-American countries
European Investment Bank
The purpose of the framework contract is provision of technical assistance to support EIB advisory services (EIBAS) inside and outside the EU-28 for project preparation activities. The support includes: preparation and review of the complete project documentation including technical feasibility, option analysis, cost-benefit analysis, environmental impact assessment, climate risk and vulnerability assessment, institutional viability, and procurement strategy; project implementation including preparation and review of detailed designs and tender documents, support over implementation of construction works and monitoring and verification of project results; other areas that are necessary for the preparation for funding and feasibility studies including sector strategies, master plans, project screening, pre-feasibility, national tariffs, unit cost studies, etc.
The framework contract includes, but is not limited to, the following sub-sectors:
- power generation,
- transmission and distribution networks,
- oil and gas,
- energy efficiency, and
- renewable energy.
Horizontal services required within the scope of the framework contract include:
- project preparation support: e.g. supporting the preparation and review of the complete project documentation (for instance technical feasibility including demand and option analysis, cost-benefit analysis, environmental impact assessment, climate risk and vulnerability assessment, institutional viability, and procurement strategy) and EU funding applications (e.g. ESIF).
- project implementation support: e.g. supporting the implementation of infrastructure projects and investment programmes with specialist input in the areas of procurement, contract management, cost engineering, claims management and institutional arrangements related to EU-funded programmes, including capacity–building assignments;
- capacity building, knowledge creation and dissemination: e.g. capacity building and training needs assessments, delivery of training modules and programmes, guidance documents and other training material, event organisation;
- provision of advice on regulatory matters: e.g. environmental impact and strategic environmental assessment, climate risk and vulnerability assessment, EU ESIF funds regulations affecting infrastructure projects and competition issues;
- PPP project and transaction advisory support: e.g. upstream PPP project support, including assessment of the PPP option, project preparation (i.e. technical, financial, environmental, social and legal aspects of the project), risk allocation, affordability, market interest and bankability as well as identification of the most appropriate model to optimise the use of available funds for the project, including the use of blending with EU grants or EU financial instruments.