Educational and Associated Facilities in the Municipality of Kozani via a PPP



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23 May 2022

Project Description

The Project consists of educational facilities and associated facilities located in different land plots within the City of Kozani owned by the Municipality. 

The facilities include: a) Schools: Technical Lyceum; Primary School; Two Nursery Schools; and an Art High School; b) Athletic Facilities; and c) a Science and Technology Laboratory Centre.

The Project is located 4.5 km west from the city of Kozani in an urban area (FEK 138/D/8-3-1989) under development by the city (the “Zone”). The Zone itself covers an area of 550 acres and it is 3km away from Egnatia Highway Road with easy access from all destinations and urban centers around Kozani. The Zone is also adjacent to a 950 acres area where the West Macedonia University Campus is planned to be located in approximately four years’ time.  .

This is a Design, Built, Finance, Operate, and Transfer (DBFOT) Project for a predetermined time via a Public Private Partnership (PPP).

The Municipality of Kozani intends to proceed into Phase A (prequalification) and B (competitive dialogue) of a tender procedure for selecting a private sector partner.

The Project includes:

  • Design and build of the Project according to the technical, safety, environmental and social specifications within a two-year period.
  • Successfully complete trial operation and commissioning tests.
  • Conduct routine and heavy maintenance and technical management (preventive, corrective, repair, replacement), day-to-day technical operation and supervision of availability of the Project;
  • Prepare a forward investment plan for the Project (to prepare for future asset renewal or service life extension).

In the context of the National Plan for the Just Transition and the Municipality’s Business Plan under the Priority Axis for urban regeneration and upgrade of existing educational facilities, there is a need of upgrading the existing public infrastructure in the Municipality of Kozani in the field of education that will serve existing and increasing needs of the population, various social aspects of the local community such as new educational buildings, open air access and athletic facilities for promoting well-being and providing available spaces for socialising.

Existing buildings currently used for the two nursery schools are old (health and safety issues), rented and they are incurring very high-energy costs. The kids need to be relocated to new facilities urgently. Currently, the Art School shares the same building with the nursery, which is inappropriate while the adjacent existing primary school temporarily stopped operating due to the fact that students are not fitting in the current structures. Also, due to the current urban restrictions of the land plot a potential upgrade is not possible. On top of that, there are no athletic facilities and open air spaces for students to practice as foreseen by the legislation for public schools. There is an urgent need for such facilities in Kozani and as a minimum at the schools indicated above.   

The overall objective of the project preparation assignment in support of the Project will focus on the following:

  • Comprehensive Gap Analysis of the existing feasibility study.
  • Preparation and finalisation of procurement documents including the RFQ (Prequalification Questionnaire, if necessary, Request for the Expression of Interest etc.) RFP (including competitive dialogue phase (Phase B.I), if chosen, and the Invitation to Submit Binding Offers (Phase B.II)), Partnership Agreement, and its annexes including Technical Specifications and any other agreement relevant to a Project.
  • Assistance in obtaining all necessary approvals of project documents.
  • Undertake relevant environmental and social assessments and studies related to the Project. The applicable requirements for this assessment is the EBRD’s 2019 Environmental & Social Policy and the associated Performance Requirements, national legal requirements, relevant EU directives and international obligations and treaties ratified by Greece.
  • Support in conducting a competitive PPP procurement process. Such procurements shall meet both the local legislation and the EBRD Procurement Policy.
  • Active participation in structuring of the PPP for well-balanced risk allocation and bankability
  • Active participation in competitive dialogue, bid review and scoring and provision of guidance, wherever needed, in particular during the dialogue with bidders and their lenders  
  • Commercial close entailing signing of Project agreements.
  • Support in achievement of financial close entailing signing of the financing agreements.
  • Provision of the workshops for training of the counterpart personnel (management and other key staff) for PPP procurement, monitoring and management to international standard in the respective areas.  

The Project preparation must meet all the relevant requirements and standards established by the EBRD.

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Independent Project Accountability Mechanism (IPAM)

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IPAM independently reviews Project issues that are believed to have caused (or to be likely to cause) harm. The purpose of the Mechanism is: to support dialogue between Project stakeholders to resolve environmental, social and public disclosure issues; to determine whether the Bank has complied with its Environmental and Social Policy or Project-specific provisions of its Access to Information Policy; and where applicable, to address any existing non-compliance with these policies, while preventing future non-compliance by the Bank.

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