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The Belgian federal government will purchase 12.3 million Emission Reductions by 2012 generated preferably by JI and CDM project activities, to supplement the Belgian domestic actions to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. After a first Tender launched in May 2005 with a budget of 10 millions Euros, the federal government has decided to launch a Second JI/CDM Tender, with an initial budget of 22 millions Euros (to which additional budgets can be added in the coming years).
The goal of the Second JI/CDM Tender is to purchase Emission Reductions generated by JI and CDM projects that contribute to sustainable development and provide a high certainty of delivering Emission Reductions.
The announcement of the tender has been published in the Official Journal of the EU (2007/S49-060849). The ‘Call for Expression of Interest’ and the ‘Terms of Reference’ are the only official legal documents of this JI/CDM Tender. This webpage provides only the main features.
All JI and CDM projects that fulfil the Kyoto Rules and the Belgian requirements will be considered in this JI/CDM Tender, with the exception of nuclear projects and LULUCF projects. Energy efficiency and renewable energy projects are particularly welcome.
CDM Projects need to use a baseline and monitoring methodology approved by the CDM Executive Board. JI projects should follow the JI Track 2 procedure and therefore need to be submitted to the JI Supervisory Committee.
There is no limit on the minimum or maximum size of project. However:
- It is strongly recommended that projects generate at least 10.000 Emission Reductions per year in order to be profitable (and otherwise, bundling of small-scale projects is advised).
- The Belgian federal government reserves the right to limit the maximum amount of Emission Reductions bought from one single project, in order to spread risks and guarantee a broad portfolio. Therefore, only a percentage of the Emission Reductions generated by larger projects will be bought.
The proposed JI/CDM project activity is implemented in a host country that:
- Is a Party to the UNFCCC
- Has ratified the Kyoto Protocol or is expected to have ratified the Kyoto Protocol prior to submission of a proposal (second phase of the tender procedure)
- Has established a Designated National Authority / Focal Point or has authorized an institution to be in charge of respective tasks or has such a project well under way
The Belgian State will purchase Emission Reductions through a two-stage procedure:
1. First phase: Expression of Interest phase
- Candidates are invited to express their interest in selling CERs/ERUs/AAUs by submitting - amongst others - a Project Idea Note (PIN), both in hard copy and electronic version (see Call for Expressions of Interest).
- The contracting authority will assess the suitability of the Candidates based on their administrative, technical and financial capacity to deliver the CERs/ERUs/AAUs.
- Candidates can choose amongst different deadlines to submit their Expression of Interest.
- Candidates and projects from Least Developed Countries can obtain a financial contribution of 10.000 Euros under certain conditions
2. Second phase: Proposal phase
- Candidates selected in the first phase are invited to submit a Proposal, which includes amongst others a Project Design Document (PDD), a validation/determination report and a business plan. (see Terms of Reference)
- All submitted proposals are assessed according to the price offered and to the award criteria “certainty of delivery” and “sustainability”. -* financial contribution of 40.000 Euros is offered to Project Proposals that are complete and that comply with the Terms of Reference.
- All projects that are positively assessed will be invited for ERPA negotiations.
The Tenderer indicates his price offer in the Cover Letter of the proposal. This price offer will be subject to negotiation. Proposal with excessive price will be rejected from further consideration.
|1||Submission of Expression of Interest||At any of the following deadlines: 9 May 2007, 20 June 2007, 29 August 2007, 10 October 2007, 21 November 2007 and 27 February 2008.|
|2||Selection as a Candidate and invitation to submit a proposal||About 5 weeks after receipt of a complete expression of interest|
|3||Submission of proposal||At any of the following indicative deadlines: 29 August 2007, 24 October 2007, 23 January 2008, 26 March 2008, 21 May 2008 and 10 September 2008.|
|4||Invitation for ERPA-negotiations (if the proposal received a positive evaluation according to the award criteria)||About 6 weeks after receipt of a complete proposal|