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BG161PO005/08/1.10/02/04 Improvement and development of water and wastewater infrastructure for agglomerations with over 10 000 population equivalent

Date announced: September 26, 2008
Dead line for documents: January 19, 2009

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
OPEN COMPETITION - BASED PROJECT SELECTION PROCEDURE

WITH A FIXED DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION

UNDER OPERATIONAL PROGRAMME ENVIRONMENT 2007 - 2013

The Ministry of Environment and Water opens a grant procedure under Operational Programme "Environment 2007 - 2013" BG161PO005/08/1.10/02/04 Improvement and development of water and wastewater infrastructure for agglomerations with over 10 000 population equivalent (PE).

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 10 000 population equivalent (PE);

BG161PO005/08/1.10/02/04 Improvement and development of water and wastewater infrastructure for agglomerations with over 10 000 PE will support the reduction of the disparities with regards to the share of the population connected to sewerage system as well as the achievement of compliance with Directive 91/271/EEC providing (environmentally friendly) discharge of waste water from agglomerations with over 10 000 PE.

Project proposals will be financed on construction/reconstruction/modernization of sewage networks and/or waste water treatment plants and in addition, where necessary, water supply networks and/or drinking water treatment plants.

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:

  • construction/reconstruction/modernization of waste water treatment plants;
  • construction/reconstruction/modernization of sewage networks and facilities;
  • construction/reconstruction/modernization of water supply networks and facilities only as supplementary activities on construction/reconstruction/modernization of sewage networks and facilities;
  • construction/reconstruction/modernization of drinking water treatment plants, new water storage tanks, main water supply pipes connecting the water supply networks of the populated area with the water sources for ensuring the required water quantity and/or quality, pumping stations, only as supplementary activities on construction/reconstruction/modernization of sewage networks and facilities;
  • construction/reconstruction/modernization of drinking water treatment plants, as well as the necessary rehabilitation activities aiming at minimization the water supply and storage losses only as supplementary activities on construction/reconstruction/ modernization of sewage networks and facilities;
  • Preparation of the terrain;
  • Supply of equipment for the detection and measurement of leakages only within projects on construction of new and/or extension/reconstruction and modernization of existing sewage networks, including waste water treatment plants;
  • Sludge treatment facilities for urban waste water treatment plants only within projects on construction of new and/or extension/reconstruction and modernization of existing sewage networks, including waste water treatment plants;
  • Equipment for wastewater treatment plants and/or drinking water treatment plants only within projects on construction of new and/or extension/reconstruction and modernization of existing sewage networks, including waste water treatment plants;
  • Restoration of street networks and terrains damaged from construction works (construction of sewage networks or water supply networks);
  • Activities related to dislocation of sewage networks and water supply networks;
  • Development/updating of preliminary design, technical design and/or working design under the Law of the Spatial Planning;
  • Preparation of public procurement documentation under the Public Procurement Act in relation to activities for which the relevant documentation is lacking till the date of application;
  • Activities related to project development, organization and implementation (for example construction supervision, consultancy);
  • Other activities directly related to the project implementation when expenditures are eligible for reimbursement under Decree 249/2007.

The project proposals may include one or more activities listed above. All types of activities included in the project proposals should be directly related to the implementation of an investment project for the above mentioned agglomerations.

The total amount of the grant under BG161PO005/08/1.10/02/04 Improvement and development of water and wastewater infrastructure for agglomerations with over 10 000 PE is 510 000 000 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 15 December 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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