The European Commission has published a service procurement notice for a TRACECA regional project entitled 'Transport dialogue and networks interoperability II' covering Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, ENPI reported on Wednesday.
The overall objective of the TRACECA transport dialogue and networks interoperability II project is to provide technical support to the beneficiary countries to improve the connection between the Trans-European transport network and EU's eastern neighbors and central Asian countries.
This project will contribute to the achievement of the policy objectives defined in the European Commission communication on transport relations with the ENPI countries. Particular emphasis is to be put on improving coordination with IFIs and participation of the private sector in transport projects.
The purposes of the contract are to contribute to the development of TRACECA regional investment plans for transport infrastructure in support of project identification, project definition and appraisal leading to mobilization of funding and project implementation, through the support to the implementation of transport investment projects by ensuring studies, developing business and master plans, analyzing financial and technical feasibility including public-private partnerships ensuring training and capacity building activities.
The contract is also aimed at strengthening the political and transport dialogue mechanisms between the European Commission (EC), TRACECA beneficiary countries, other project stakeholders and IFIs, by achieving effective communication and dissemination of activities and results for the TRACECA programme, also through the development of an adequate communication plan ensuring the visibility of the project.
The project supports the implementation of the IGC long-term strategy until 2015 and related action plans, through assistance to the TRACECA Permanent Secretariat and member countries for development of the transport corridor and links to the EU Trans-European networks, by achieving effective and sustainable coordination with IFIs and others.
It also adapts the regulatory framework with a specific focus on sector reforms to facilitate the flows of goods within the beneficiary countries and between the beneficiary countries and outside.
The project will run for 36 months.
The deadline for getting applications is September 5, 2012 at 16:00 Central European Time.