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BG161PO005/08/2.30/01/03 Technical assistance for development of investment projects under priority axis 2 of Operational Programme Environment 2007 - 2013

Date announced: March 31, 2008
Dead line for documents: June 6, 2008

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
OPEN COMPETITION-BASED PROJECT SELECTION PROCEDURE
WITH A FIXED DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION
UNDER OPERATIONAL PROGRAMME ENVIRONMENT 2007
- 2013 (OPE)

The Ministry of Environment and Water opens a grant procedure under OPE 2007 - 2013 BG161PO005/08/2.30/01/03 Technical assistance for development of investment projects under priority axis 2 of Operational Programme Environment 2007 - 2013.

The procedure is an open competition-based project selection procedure with a fixed deadline for application.

Potential beneficiaries:

  • Municipalities on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria;
  • Associations of municipalities established under the Law for the Local Government and the Local Administration.

BG161PO005/08/2.30/01/03 Technical assistance for development of investment projects under priority axis 2 of Operational Programme Environment 2007 - 2013 will support beneficiaries in the development of investment projects for subsequent financing within priority axis 2 of OPE 2007 - 2013 and thus to achieve the main objective of priority axis 2 - Improvement and development of waste treatment infrastructure.

The financial support under the procedure will be provided by the European Regional Development Fund.
Projects will be implemented on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria.

Indicative types of activities to be financed under the procedure:

  • Development/updating of feasibility studies under Ordinance No 4 on the scope and the contents of the investment projects (Promulgated in State Gazette No 51/05.06.2001) including analyses on waste management optimization at regional level;
  • Expert analyses, hydrological and geological surveys, technical plans, other technical documentation;
  • Development/updating of morphological analysis and other analyses on the quantity and the type of the generated waste;
  • Preparation of detailed spatial plan of the future investment project in the scope and in the contents following Regulation No 7 on the requirements to the sites for situation of waste treatment facilities (SG No 81/17.09.2004) and Regulation No 8 on the conditions and requirements for building and operation of landfills and other facilities and installations for waste recovery and disposal (SG No 83/24.09.2004);
  • Activities on EIA procedures, compliance assessment and issuance of permits/permits under the Environmental Protection Act and the Law on Biological Diversity;
  • Activities on issuance of IPPC permits under Chapter 7; Section II of the Environmental Protection Act and/or permits under Article 37 of the Waste Management Act;
  • Public hearings on issuance of permits under the Environmental Protection Act, the Law on Biological Diversity or in case of incurring municipal debt;
  • Legal services related to issuance of permits under the Environmental Protection Act, the Law on Biological Diversity, the Spatial Planning Act;
  • Design including development/updating of preliminary design, technical design and working design;
  • Activities related to issuance of construction permits;
  • Development of financial and economic analyses, including cost-benefit analysis for projects over 10 million leva;
  • Preparation of public procurement documentation on activities included in the future infrastructure project;
  • Filling in the application form for the future investment project;

Technical assistance project proposals may include one or more activities listed above so that to contribute to the development of an infrastructure project proposal prepared for subsequent financing under OPE 2007 - 2013.

The total amount of the grant under BG161PO005/08/2.30/01/03 Technical assistance for development of investment projects under priority axis 2 of Operational Programme Environment 2007 - 2013 is 41 343 424 leva.

You can find the full set of documents (in Bulgarian language) - Guidelines for Application, Application Form and Annexes at: www.ope.moew.government.bg, as well as at: www.eufunds.bg.

Project proposals should be submitted to the Ministry of Environment and Water, Cohesion Policy for Environment Directorate, Programme Management and Evaluation Department, 22 Maria Louisa Blvd., 1000 Sofia.

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