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University of West Attica Student Accommodation via a PPP



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24 May 2023

Project Description

Universities are under increasing pressure to provide high quality and affordable education to students while conducting research of high standards. In recent years, public funding has declined significantly due to economic stagnation, raising concerns about the viability of many institutions in ever increasing domestic and international competition. 

This PPP project concerns the design, financing, construction, facility management and operation of:

  • student accommodation of the University of West Attica, and
  • supporting educational and cultural facilities.

The UoWA and the Municipality of Fyli, as the project owners, and the Development Agency S.A. of the Municipality of Fyli, as the Contracting Authority, via this project of strategic importance, aim at addressing the lack of privately owned dormitories by securing free accommodation and catering services for students in serious financial needs.

The new student accommodation facilities will cover existing and future housing gaps and will reduce the financial burden resulting from renting a house – a condition particularly demanding in West Attica. The supporting catering facilities will cover the existing and emerging needs for the students who will reside in the premises and for those who have the right to free catering service based on socio-economic criteria. The Project also aims at providing energy efficient building facilities, bringing together the activities of the University and having a positive impact on the educational experience of the students.

The proposed interventions intend to facilitate the financially deprived students, as well as the students with disabilities, while supporting the development of educational and research facilities that promote the creativity, innovation and connection of the UoWA with the society. In addition, the Project will contribute to the revitalization and quality upgrade of a broad area in the Municipality of Fyli through the establishment of a cultural and recreational core area in the Municipality and the organization of various cultural activities.

The project includes indicatively the following facilities:

  1. Student residences (1,100 rooms; 26 out of which for disabled students) – c. 29,746 m2
  2. Educational amphitheaters (including hygiene areas, supporting facilities) – c. 700.93 m2
  3. Recreational: restaurant, playrooms, shops, etc. – c. 1,558.25 m2
  4. Auxiliary areas: storage, laundry, control room, etc. – c. 1,046.5 m2
  5. Outdoor facilities (basketball/volleyball/football courts) – c. 2,442 m2
  6. Green areas – c. 17,850 m2
  7. Parking areas – c. 11,000 m2
  8. Cultural center incl. underground parking – total gross floor area c. 1,856.27 m2

According to the PPP structure, as a non – compensatory PPP, the Private Sector Partner of the Partnership will not be paid via revenues generated from the project but via availability payments by the Public Partner during Operations.

The PPP will cover 27 years, of which 2 years for the construction phase and 25 years for the operational phase.

Under the PPP project, the private partner will:

  • Design, construct and equip the proposed facilities and surrounding areas to the technical specifications;
  • Conduct technical management throughout the contract duration including supervision, routine and heavy maintenance (preventive and corrective), day-to-day technical operation and supervision of readiness for the project facilities and systems and the surrounding areas;
  • Provide insurance and security services for the buildings and other facilities and systems throughout the project duration;
  • Finance the entire project with private and/or loan funds in exchange for ‘Availability payments’ as per the partnership agreement.

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

  • Feasibility studies including technical studies, legal due diligence, environmental and social studies, and financial assessments including fiscal analysis, cost/benefit and value-for-money analysis.
  • Preparation 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, the Invitation to submit Binding Offers – Phase B.II), PPP Agreements and any other agreement relevant to a Project.
  • Assistance in obtaining all necessary approvals of project documents.
  • Preliminary assessment of potential E&S impacts.
  • Support in conducting an internationally 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.
  • Achievement of financial close entailing signing of the financing agreements.

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

Understanding Transition

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Business opportunities

For business opportunities or procurement, contact the client company.

For business opportunities with EBRD (not related to procurement) contact:

Tel: +44 20 7338 7168

For state-sector projects, visit EBRD Procurement:

Tel: +44 20 7338 6794

Any competitive selections for business opportunities relating to this project will be published on the EBRD's website: Consultancy Procurement Opportunities.

General enquiries

EBRD project enquiries not related to procurement:
Tel: +44 20 7338 7168

Access to Information Policy (AIP)

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Specific requests for information can be made using the EBRD Enquiries form

Independent Project Accountability Mechanism (IPAM)

If efforts to address environmental, social or public disclosure concerns with the Client or the Bank are unsuccessful (e.g. through the Client’s Project-level grievance mechanism or through direct engagement with Bank management), individuals and organisations may seek to address their concerns through the EBRD’s Independent Project Accountability Mechanism (IPAM).

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.

Please visit the Independent Project Accountability Mechanism webpage to find out more about IPAM and its mandate; how to submit a Request for review; or contact IPAM  via email to get guidance and more information on IPAM and how to submit a request.

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