TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT IN BULGARIA
Reference Number 78
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES ON THE APPLICATION OF ARTICLE 55 OF EU REGULATION 1083/2006 FOR REVENUE GENERATING PROJECTS
Task 1: Prepare a Guidance Note
The Guidance Note will discuss all the elements of Article 55. It will reflect how the issue is being dealt in other Member States and, in particular, for the Bulgarian context, will discuss; eligible and noneligible costs, preparation of cost/revenue forecasts and discount rates as necessary. The note shall fulfil the particular objectives of the assignment and will give answer, amongst other, to the following questions:
- What is defined as revenue, where is revenue generated and how can it be assigned;
- How to estimate the revenue during the application process;
- How to correct the estimations of revenue afterwards if necessary;
- What to do in cases where the revenue cannot be objectively calculated in advance;
- How to monitor net-income and refund provisions;
- How are the forecasting models and calculation methods used in practice?
It will also give answer to the next issues:
- What to do if it has not been possible to estimate the revenues in advance or if the estimated revenues have changed.
- How and for how long the MA needs to monitor the revenues of the EC co-financed projects.
Finally it should include recommendations on how to implement the requirements of the Guidance Note.
Task 2: Case Studies
The Consultant will apply the Methodology described in the Guidance Note prepared in Task 1 in two case studies; one in a project implemented by the Sofia Metropolitan Company and another one in a project implemented by the National Railway Infrastructure Company.
Task 3: Workshops and co-ordination
The Consultant will organize workshops and co-ordination meetings with the relevant stakeholders as necessary to prepare the Guidance Note and to disseminate its findings.
At least two 40 people workshops should be considered. The expenditure associated with the logistics and dissemination materials of those workshops should be borne by the Consultant.
For the success of this assignment, it is important that the Consultant establishes a close cooperation with the Recipient and all the recommendations should be made in close consultation with the relevant international, national and local stakeholders. In parallel, the Consultant shall maintain contact with the EIB to ensure appropriate coordination.
The Recipient will assign a contact person who will accompany the Consultant during the time of the assignment and will support in collecting relevant project information and facilitate official contacts with national and local stakeholders.