Commission Regulation (EC) No 1736/2005 of 21 October 2005 opening a tendering procedure for the sale of wine alcohol for use as bioethanol in the Community


Published: 2005-10-21

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22.10.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 279/5


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1736/2005

of 21 October 2005

opening a tendering procedure for the sale of wine alcohol for use as bioethanol in the Community

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1493/1999 of 17 May 1999 on the common organisation of the market in wine (1), and in particular Article 33 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1623/2000 of 25 July 2000 laying down detailed rules for implementing Regulation (EC) No 1493/1999 on the common organisation of the market in wine with regard to market mechanisms (2) includes detailed rules for disposing of stocks of alcohol obtained from distillation under Articles 35, 36 and 39 of Council Regulation (EEC) No 822/87 of 16 March 1987 on the common organisation of the market in wine (3), and referred to in Articles 27, 28 and 30 of Regulation (EC) No 1493/1999 and held by the intervention agencies.

(2)

A tendering procedure for the sale of wine alcohol for exclusive use as bioethanol in the fuel sector in the Community should be organised in accordance with Article 92 of Regulation (EC) No 1623/2000 with a view to reducing Community stocks of wine alcohol and ensuring the continuity of supplies to firms approved under that Article.

(3)

Since 1 January 1999, in accordance with Council Regulation (EC) No 2799/98 of 15 December 1998 establishing agrimonetary arrangements for the euro (4), the selling price and securities must be expressed, and payments made, in euro.

(4)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Management Committee for Wine,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

1.   Tendering procedure No 3/2005 EC is hereby opened for the sale of wine alcohol for use as bioethanol in the Community.

The alcohol concerned has been produced from distillation under Articles 27, 28 and 30 of Regulation (EC) No 1493/1999 and is held by the intervention agencies of the Member States.

2.   The total volume put up for sale is 676 071,378 hectolitres of alcohol at 100 % volume, broken down as follows:

(a)

one lot with the number 20/2005 EC for a quantity of 100 000 hectolitres of alcohol at 100 % volume,

(b)

one lot with the number 21/2005 EC for a quantity of 50 000 hectolitres of alcohol at 100 % volume,

(c)

one lot with the number 22/2005 EC for a quantity of 97 469 hectolitres of alcohol at 100 % volume,

(d)

one lot with the number 23/2005 EC for a quantity of 50 000 hectolitres of alcohol at 100 % volume,

(e)

one lot with the number 24/2005 EC for a quantity of 50 000 hectolitres of alcohol at 100 % volume,

(f)

one lot with the number 25/2005 EC for a quantity of 50 000 hectolitres of alcohol at 100 % volume,

(g)

one lot with the number 26/2005 EC for a quantity of 50 000 hectolitres of alcohol at 100 % volume,

(h)

one lot with the number 27/2005 EC for a quantity of 50 000 hectolitres of alcohol at 100 % volume,

(i)

one lot with the number 28/2005 EC for a quantity of 100 000 hectolitres of alcohol at 100 % volume,

(j)

one lot with the number 29/2005 EC for a quantity of 70 000 hectolitres of alcohol at 100 % volume,

(k)

one lot with the number 30/2005 EC for a quantity of 8 602,378 hectolitres of alcohol at 100 % volume.

3.   The location and references of the vats making up the lots, the quantity of alcohol in each vat, the alcoholic strength and the characteristics of the alcohol are as set out in Annex I to this Regulation.

4.   Only firms approved under Article 92 of Regulation (EC) No 1623/2000 may take part in the tendering procedure.

Article 2

The sale shall be conducted in accordance with Articles 93, 94, 94b, 94c, 94d, 95, 96, 97, 98, 100 and 101 of Regulation (EC) No 1623/2000 and Article 2 of Regulation (EC) No 2799/98.

Article 3

1.   Tenders shall be delivered to the intervention agencies holding the alcohol listed in Annex II or sent by registered mail to the address of the intervention agency.

2.   Tenders shall be placed in two sealed envelopes, the inside envelope marked ‘Tender under procedure No 3/2005 EC for use as bioethanol in the Community’, the outer envelope bearing the address of the intervention agency concerned.

3.   Tenders must reach the intervention agency concerned not later than 12 noon Brussels time on 21 November 2005.

Article 4

1.   To be eligible for consideration, tenders must comply with Articles 94 and 97 of Regulation (EC) No 1623/2000.

2.   To be eligible for consideration, when they are presented, tenders must be accompanied by:

(a)

proof that a tendering security of EUR 4 per hectolitre of alcohol at 100 % volume has been lodged with the intervention agency holding the alcohol concerned,

(b)

an indication of the Member State(s) of final use of the alcohol and an undertaking by the tenderer to comply with that destination,

(c)

the name and address of the tenderer, the reference number of the notice of invitation to tender and the price proposed, expressed in euro per hectolitre of alcohol at 100 % volume,

(d)

an undertaking by tenderers that they will comply with all the rules applicable to this tendering procedure,

(e)

a statement by tenderers to the effect that:

(i)

they waive all claims in respect of the quality and characteristics of any alcohol awarded to them,

(ii)

they agree to submit to any checks made on the destination and use made of the alcohol,

(iii)

they accept that it is their responsibility to provide evidence that the alcohol is used as specified in the notice of invitation to tender in question.

Article 5

The notifications provided for in Article 94a of Regulation (EC) No 1623/2000 relating to the tendering procedure opened by this Regulation shall be sent to the Commission at the address given in Annex III to this Regulation.

Article 6

The formalities for sampling shall be as set out in Article 98 of Regulation (EC) No 1623/2000.

The intervention agency shall provide all the necessary information on the characteristics of the alcohol put up for sale.

On application to the intervention agency concerned, interested parties may obtain samples of the alcohol put up for sale, taken by a representative of the intervention agency concerned.

Article 7

1.   The intervention agencies in the Member States in which the alcohol put up for sale is stored shall carry out appropriate checks to verify the nature of the alcohol at the time of end-use. To that end, they may:

(a)

apply Article 102 of Regulation (EC) No 1623/2000 mutatis mutandis,

(b)

carry out checks on samples using nuclear magnetic resonance analysis to verify the nature of the alcohol at the time of end-use.

2.   The costs of the checks referred to in paragraph 1 shall be borne by the firms to which the alcohol is sold.

Article 8

Member States shall notify the Commission of the name and address of the tenderer corresponding to each tender by 31 December 2005 at the latest.

Article 9

This Regulation shall enter into force on the day of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 21 October 2005.

For the Commission

Mariann FISCHER BOEL

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 179, 14.7.1999, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by the 2003 Act of Accession.

(2)  OJ L 194, 31.7.2000, p. 45. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1219/2005 (OJ L 199, 29.7.2005, p. 45).

(3)  OJ L 84, 27.3.1987, p. 1. Regulation repealed by Regulation (EC) No 1493/1999.

(4)  OJ L 349, 24.12.1998, p. 1.


ANNEX I

Member State and lot number

Location

Vat No

Quantity in hectolitres of alcohol at 100 % vol

Regulation (EC) No 1493/1999 (Article)

Type of alcohol

Spain

Lot No 20/2005 EC

Tarancón

A-9

24 338

30

raw

A-10

24 698

30

raw

B-8

1 682

30

raw

B-9

24 568

30

raw

B-10

24 714

30

raw

 

Total

 

100 000

 

 

Spain

Lot No 21/2005 EC

Tarancón

B-5

24 753

27+28

raw

C-3

25 247

27

raw

 

Total

 

50 000

 

 

France

Lot No 22/2005 EC

Onivins — Chez Vopak

3197 XK Botlek

Rotterdam

Netherlands

410

21 011

30

raw

804

18 201

30

raw

804

50 781

30

raw

804B

7 476

27

raw

 

Total

 

97 469

 

 

France

Lot No 23/2005 EC

Onivins — Port-la-Nouvelle

Entrepôt d’alcool

Av. Adolphe Turrel, BP 6

11218 Port-la-Nouvelle

31

290

28

raw

31

12 389

30

raw

21

2 785

28

raw

20

12 315

27

raw

19

5 701

30

raw

19

6 755

28

raw

21

9 765

30

raw

 

Total

 

50 000

 

 

France

Lot No 24/2005 EC

Onivins — Port-la-Nouvelle

Entrepôt d’alcool

Av. Adolphe Turrel, BP 6

11218 Port-la-Nouvelle

31

9 336

30

raw

33

18 044

27

raw

32

22 620

27

raw

 

Total

 

50 000

 

 

France

Lot No 25/2005 EC

Deulep — PSL

13230 Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône

B4

33 760

27

raw

Deulep BD Chanzy

30800 Saint-Gilles-du-Gard

503

8 180

27

raw

504

8 060

30

raw

 

Total

 

50 000

 

 

Italy

Lot No 26/2005 EC

Balice-Valenzano (BA)

13A-43A-46A-48A-52A-54A

11 250

27+30

raw

Deta-Barberino Val d’Elsa (FI)

5A

1 625

27

raw

S.V.A.-Ortona (CH)

18A

1 375

30

raw

Bonollo-Paduni (FR)

15A-26A

 

 

 

Bonollo-Torrita di Siena (SI)

1C-3C-4C-9C-10C-11C-12C-13C-16C-17C-19C-20C-21C

27 500

27+30

raw

D’Auria-Ortona (CH)

8A-38A-39A-40A-61A

8 250

27

raw

 

Total

 

50 000

 

 

Italy

Lot No 27/2005 EC

Enodistil-Alcamo (PA)

22A

1 500

30

raw

Trapas-Petrosino (TP)

2A-24A

6 000

30

raw

S.V.M.-Sciacca (AG)

3A-29A-37A

1 200

27

raw

Gedis-Marsala (TP)

88

7 000

30

raw

Bertolino-Petrosino (PA)

2A-3A-34A

26 500

27+30

raw

De Luca-Novoli (LE)

4A-7A-18A

6 000

27

raw

Balice Distilli-Mottola (TA)

2A-3A

1 800

27

raw

 

Total

 

50 000

 

 

Italy

Lot No 28/2005 EC

Dister-Faenza (RA)

124A

6 975

30

raw

Di Lorenzo-Ponte Valleceppe (PG)

18A-26A

11 900

30

raw

F.lli Cipriani-Chizzola di Ala (TN)

31A-32A

8 000

27

raw

I.C.V.-Borgoricco (PD)

5A

1 600

27

raw

Mazzari-S. Agata sul Santerno (RA)

4A-5A-6A-7A

27 000

27+30

raw

Caviro-Faenza (RA)

2A-5A-13A-17A

30 100

27

raw

Villapana-Faenza (RA)

5A-8A

11 000

27

raw

Tampieri-Faenza (RA)

1A-3A-4A

1 800

27

raw

Bonollo U.-Conselve (PD)

1A

1 384

30

raw

Cantine Soc. Venete-Ponte di Piave (TV)

14A

241

30

raw

 

Total

 

100 000

 

 

Portugal

Lot No 29/2005 EC

Riachos

Armazém da SLD

Casal do Bernardino

2350-336 Riachos

1-C

4 775,28

27

raw

1-D

4 841,71

27

raw

1-E

4 705,93

27

raw

1-F

4 749,53

27

raw

Aveiro

Instalações da Petrogal Cais da Mó do Meio

3834-908 Gafanha da Nazaré

S 201

34 300,34

27

raw

S. João da Pesqueira

Armazéns da SDD

Parque de Seixas

Ervedosa do Douro

5130 S. João da Pesqueira

Inox 4

2 305,47

27

raw

Inox 14

9 979,42

27

raw

Inox 15

4 342,32

27

raw

 

Total

 

70 000

 

 

Germany

Lot No 30/2005 EC

Papiermühle 16

D-37603 Holzminden

107

8 602,378

30

raw

 

Total

 

8 602,378

 

 


ANNEX II

Intervention agencies holding the alcohol referred to in Article 3

Onivins-Libourne — Délégation nationale 17, avenue de la Ballastière, BP 231, F-33505 Libourne Cedex [tel. (33) 557 55 20 00; telex 57 20 25; fax (33) 557 55 20 59]

FEGA — Beneficencia 8, E-28004 Madrid [tel. (34) 913 47 64 66; fax (34) 913 47 64 65]

AGEA — Via Torino 45, I-00184 Roma [tel. (39) 064 94 99 714; fax (39) 064 94 99 761]

IVVInstituto da Vinha e do Vinho, R. Mouzinho da Silveira, No 5, P-1250-165 Lisbon [tel. (351) 21 350 67 00; fax (351) 21 356 12 25]

Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung (BLE) — Deichmanns Aue 29, D-53179 Bonn (tel. (49) 228/68 45-33 86/34 79, fax (49) 228/68 45-37 94)


ANNEX III

Address referred to in Article 5

European Commission

Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development, Unit D-2

Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 200

B-1049 Brussels

Fax (32-2) 298 55 28

E-mail address: agri-market-tenders@cec.eu.int