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

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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]

IVV — Instituto 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