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BG161PO005/08/1.30/01/01 Technical assistance for development of investment projects under priority axis 1 of Operational Programme Environment 2007 – 2013

Date announced: March 17, 2008
Dead line for documents: May 8, 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 competition-based project selection procedure under OPE 2007 - 2013 BG161PO005/08/1.30/01/01 Technical assistance for development of investment projects under priority axis 1 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 - projects for agglomerations of settlements with more than 2000 population equivalent (PE);
  • Municipalities under Annex III to the Guidelines for Application - projects for settlements with PE below 2000 located within urban agglomeration areas.

BG161PO005/08/1.30/01/01 Technical assistance for development of investment projects under priority axis 1 of Operational Programme Environment 2007 - 2013 will support municipalities in developing investment projects on construction/reconstruction/modernization of sewage networks and/or wastewater treatment plants and in addition, where necessary, water supply networks and/or drinking water treatment plants. Municipalities may apply for subsequent financing of infrastructure projects within priority axis 1 of OPE 2007 - 2013.

The financial support under the procedure will be provided by the EU Cohesion 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;
  • Expert analyses, hydrological and geological surveys, technical plans, other technical documentation;
  • Activities related to EIA procedures, compliance assessment and issuance of permits/permits under the Environmental Protection Act, the Waters Act, the Law on Biological Diversity;
  • 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;
  • Preparation or public procurement documentation related to activities included in the future infrastructure project, including construction and construction supervision.

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. All types of activities included in the project proposals should be directly related to the development of an investment project for the above mentioned agglomerations.

The total amount of the grant under BG161PO005/08/1.30/01/01 Technical assistance for development of investment projects under priority axis 1 of Operational Programme Environment 2007 - 2013 is 74 034 219 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.

The deadline for application is 8 May 2008, 5:00 p.m.

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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