Operational Programme ' Growth And Employment ' 2.1.1. Specific Objectives Of Aid "to Improve The Accessibility Of Electronic Communications Infrastructure In Rural Areas," The First Project Application Selection Round Of The Implementing Rules

Original Language Title: Darbības programmas "Izaugsme un nodarbinātība" 2.1.1. specifiskā atbalsta mērķa "Uzlabot elektroniskās sakaru infrastruktūras pieejamību lauku teritorijās" pirmās projektu iesniegumu atlases kārtas īstenošanas noteikumi

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Read the untranslated law here: https://www.vestnesis.lv/op/2015/240.10


Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 664 in Riga on 24 November 2015 (pr. No. 62 17. §) action programme "growth and employment" 2.1.1. specific objectives of aid "to improve the accessibility of electronic communications infrastructure in rural areas," the first project application selection round of the implementing provisions Issued under the European Union's structural funds and the cohesion fund the 2014 – 2020 programming period management law article 20 paragraph 13 i. General questions 1. determines: 1.1. procedures for implementing the action programme "growth and employment" priority axis "ICT accessibility , e-Government and services "2.1.1. specific objective" to improve the accessibility of electronic communications infrastructure in rural areas "(hereinafter referred to as the specific objective) the first selection round; 1.2. the specific purpose of the aid; 1.3. specific objectives of the aid to the first application round project available for funding; 1.4. the requirements of the European regional development fund project applicant; 1.5. the eligible cost of the operation and the conditions of the question; 1.6. the agreement for the implementation of a project of cooling-off unilateral conditions; 1.7. procedures for ensuring the fulfilment of the conditions of State aid. 2. the specific objective is to improve the availability of electronic communications networks for users in rural areas, providing infrastructure in areas where no electronic communications operator provides and the nearest three years does not plan to provide internet access services with enhanced data transmission parameters, using all or part of the fibre optic elements consisting of broadband access networks, and provides a data rate of at least 30 Mbit/s (hereinafter referred to as the "white" areas). The meaning of these rules in rural areas is the administrative area and communities (up to the village level) outside the cities of the Republic. 3. the Specific objectives of the aid group's information systems and electronic services users-merchants, institutions and households. 4. the Specific objective of the aid is reach the following monitoring indicators: outcome indicator 4.1:4.1.1 until 2023 December 31 increase of 83 800 households have broadband with at least 30 Mb/s data transfer speed;
4.1.2. to 2018 31 December increase of 78 700 households have broadband with at least 30 Mb/s data transfer speed; 4.2. till 2023 December 31 can leverage the following result indicators: 4.2.1.206 000 households in rural areas who have broadband access services with at least 30 Mb/s data transfer speed; 4.2.2.75% of the total number of connections is the connection with at least 30 Mb/s data transfer speed; 4.3. financial performance – up to 2018 31 December 8 821 904 certified expenditure. 5. The specific objectives of aid implemented a limited selection of project application form. 6. the Specific objective of aid to the responsible authority for the Ministry of transportation (hereinafter referred to as the responsible authority). 7. the Specific objectives of the aid to the first application round project planned for the total eligible funding is eur 46 734 253, including the European regional development fund – 39 724 115 euro and private funds: eur 7 010 138.
8. the maximum eligible European Regional Development Fund funding can be up to 85% of the total eligible costs, up to a cost-benefit analysis for the funding deficit percentage and not exceeding the provision referred to in paragraph 7 of the European regional development fund, the amount of funding. 9. public entity, the public person Corporation, a corporation in which a public person part separately or together in the share capital exceeds 50 percent, as well as the Corporation, in which one or more public person part of the share capital of a corporation separately or together exceed 50 percent (a public personal financial resources and waste prevention law) during project implementation has an agreement with a beneficiary for one or more optical network access point for the creation of the high-speed broadband network infrastructure or optical network construction is entitled to charge the beneficiaries use put only your real estate, you need a specific aid target. Real estate transfers to the project implementation time and to all the project resulting in the optical network and access points use of time (20 years after the optical network and access point into the decision-making). 10. the first project application selection round, the total available for funds attributable to close the contract for the project implementation until 2018 31 December is 46 734 253 euros, including the European regional development fund – 39 724 115 euro and private funds: eur 7 010 138 while providing these rules referred to in paragraph 4.1.2 outcome indicator – an increase of 78 700 households have broadband with at least 30 Mb/s data rate. II. Requirements for the project applicant Project applicant has 11 national joint stock company "Latvian State radio and tv Centre". 12. the project applicant is not eligible for funding if the ailing merchant status and shall be subject to at least one of the following criteria: 12.1 it is declared by a Court of insolvency proceedings or the legal protection is implemented in the process, with the decision of the Court is an out-of-court redress process, has launched bankruptcy proceedings, suitable for rehabilitation or composition, its business has ended or whether it meets the legal criteria to request creditors to request the opening of insolvency proceedings; 12.2. the project on the application of the day (if the economic operator is a corporation) accrued loss has lost more than half of the subscribed capital, if the accumulated losses, the report from the reserves (and all the other positions, which are assumed to be considered part of the merchant's capital), a negative result occurs that exceeds half of the subscribed capital; 12.3. the project on the application of the day (if any of the members have unlimited liability for the operator's indebtedness) accumulated losses have lost more than half of the bookkeeping reported capital; 12.4. the past two years performing economic activities (other than small and medium-sized enterprise) debt and equity book value ratio is exceeded and 7.5 percent coverage ratio, which is calculated after the earnings before interest, taxes and depreciation, have been less than 1.0.13. Project applicant after entry into force of the cooperation agreement of the authority for the implementation of a project, it is also the beneficiary (beneficiaries) According to the project application selection Charter requirements, draw up and submit to the authority of the cooperation project submissions, including cost-benefit analysis. III. eligible activities eligible costs 14. Specific aid objectives within the framework of the activities to be supported are: 14.1. optical network access point "white" areas; 14.2. optical networking from the mains network to 14.1. these provisions referred to the access points to ensure technological neutrality and at least five electronic communications operators access to each optical network access point. 15. The specific objective of the direct eligible costs: project application 15.1 supporting documentation preparation costs, including the cost-benefit analysis; 15.2. the task of construction costs, including feasibility studies, project engineering studies feasibility of preparation of the cost; 15.3. the optical network infrastructure and optical network access point creation related expertise and research costs; 15.4. the optical network and access point construction costs: 15.4.1. optical network and access point design documentation development costs, including the cost of the topography; 15.4.2. būvekspertīž; 15.4.3. the construction and the acquisition cost of the building; 15.4.4. the supervision of the works; 15.4.5. autoruzraudzīb costs; 15.5. the optical network and access point operating control equipment purchase and installation costs; 15.6. the optical network and the access point, the cost of testing, including testing documentation development costs; 15.7. the optical network and access point operating software design description development, software acquisition and installation costs; 15.8. information and publicity costs according to the regulations on the procedures for European Union structural funds and the Cohesion Fund in the implementation of the 2014-2020 programming period provide a communications and visual identity requirements; 15.9. the project management staff costs no more than 56 580 per year. 16. This rule 15.1, 15.4.5.15.4.4. and costs referred to in point total is attributable, if they do not exceed 10% of the project total eligible costs. 17. This rule 15.4.1., 15.4.5.15.4.4. and costs referred to in point total is attributable, if they do not exceed 10% of the project's construction contract amounts. 18. in the framework of the activities supported the costs incurred can be considered eligible for funding from the European regional development fund, if they comply with these rules 15, 16 and 17 on the cost positions and are experiencing after the date of entry into force of the provisions. 19. non-eligible costs, which are borne by the beneficiary of the funding from its own resources, is: 19.1. costs incurred prior to the entry into force of these regulations; 19.2. the optical network and access point costs of establishment, if they are adopted into service before the date of entry into force of the provisions; 19.3. the costs specified in paragraph 15 of these rules and are not linked to the provisions listed in point 14 of the specific objective of the aid eligible activities; 19.4. the costs that exceed this rules 16 and 17 of the costs referred to in paragraph 1; 19.5. the optical network and the access point, as well as information system maintenance costs; 12.2. the project application form filling costs. IV. conditions for the implementation of the project the project, 20. beneficiary: 20.1. ensure information and publicity measures, the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 laying down common provisions on the European regional development fund, the European Social Fund, the Cohesion Fund, the European agricultural fund for rural development and the European Fund for Maritime Affairs and fisheries and general provisions on the European regional development fund , The European Social Fund, the Cohesion Fund and the European Fund for Maritime Affairs and fisheries, and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 1083/2006, and the law on the procedures of the European Union's structural and cohesion funds in 2014 introduction – 2020 programming period provide a communications and visual identity requirements; 20.2. puts up-to-date information on the implementation of the project in its tīmekļvietn not less frequently than once every three months; 20.3. the project in case of increase of the cost borne by the incidence of their project; 20.4. ensure that the planned work on the project is not funded, as well as it is not planned to be financed from other State, local and foreign financial aid instruments; 20.5. ensure that co-financing is not less than 15% of the project total eligible costs. Co-financing from the financial resources for which they have not received any public support (such as financial resources must occur from the beneficiaries of the exemption from the payment of dividends for the State capital, the State property-the beneficiary's share capital etc.); 20.6. provides and maintains up-to-date information on the project the created optical network infrastructure (up to the locality the village level), as well as provides third parties General and non-discriminatory access to information; 20.7. before the promulgation of the procurement procedure for the planned access points shall hold at least one month long electronic communications operator public poll, putting the planned list of access points in the beneficiary and tīmekļvietn by the Ministry of transport; 12.9. developed and maintained in its tīmekļvietn mappings for: 20.8.1. project and the 2007 – 2013 programming period the project built the electronic communications modes ("middle-mile") network and the potential of ensuring coverage to identify areas in which electronic communications operators with the same conditions are able to provide the "last mile" connection to the internet access services to end users with at least 30 Mb/s data transfer speed; 20.8.2. project and the 2007 – 2013 programming period the project built the optical network access point and created optical network infrastructure coverage to identify areas for which contracts have been concluded with specific electronic communications operators and merchants have launched specific areas offer residents the opportunity to receive internet access ("last mile") services with at least 30 Mb/s data transfer speed; 20.9. this rule 20.8. mapping of the transfer referred to in the publication and maintenance of the State regional development agency, the national geospatial information in a single portal. Mapping pass structured vector format, with data structure and data format previously agreed with the State regional development agency and the beneficiary. State regional development agency provides the prepared material for publication; 20.10. provide a separate accounting for the use of funding for the project, making a distinction between the actions undertaken in the context of other economic activities. 21. The beneficiaries 20 years after the project is created and the optical network access point of the decision-making phase: 21.1. is not entitled to provide internet access services to end users, the data access services to the end-users of voice telephony and the provision of services to end users. These restrictions do not apply to services which are related to national defence and security functions, as well as national sovereignty; 21.2. must not profit from the resulting infrastructure, ensuring that project income and expenditure are in balance. The beneficiary must reimburse any possible surpluses from the operation of the network, the Ministry of transport, who will oversee the funding requested for annual accounting statements and reviewed the amount of the refund; 21.3. provide any electronic communications operator to equal conditions of access. 22. The beneficiary shall ensure that: 22.1. sustainability of the project results in at least seven years after the completion of the project; 22.2. the project results and the necessary resources for the maintenance of the 20 years of results after completion of the project. 23. The project site is the Republic of Latvia. 24. the project shall be implemented in accordance with the agreement for the implementation of a project, but no longer than until 2020 December 31. 25. cooperation authority have the right to unilaterally withdraw from the agreement in any of the following cases: 25.1. the beneficiary fails to fulfil a contract for the project implementation, including non-compliance with the time limits set out in the project or have other circumstances occurred which negatively affects or may affect the specific aid objectives, outcome indicators and monitoring indicators; 25.2. in other cases provided for in the conditions of the agreement for the implementation of a project. V. the State aid conditions and monitoring their implementation 26. State aid rules and the monitoring of optical network is created for the Monitoring Committee (hereinafter the Committee) during project implementation and for at least 20 years after the project is created and the optical network access point into decision-making ensure State aid rules, including: 26.1. monitor the optical network access point of the creation of the order of priority; 26.2. the beneficiary before initiating operation of infrastructure in development planning proposals for the "white" area map, approve the planned rectification access point list and places it in the tīmekļvietn by the Ministry of transport; 26.3. Approves the optical network access tariffs and their detection methodology; 26.4. Approves the optical network access conditions. 27. The beneficiary collects data on electronic communications merchant connections, optical network infrastructure and provide proposals to the Committee to better broadband infrastructure for electronic communications and electronic communications operators to attract optical network infrastructure, including optical network access points. 28. the Committee is a collegial institution which functions and activities are determined by the Ministry of transport approved the rules of procedure of the Committee. 29. the Committee shall consist of the following members of the Committee with voting rights: the Ministry of transport 29.1. as the representative of the Ministry of industry, the Chairman of the Committee and Vice-Chairman of the Committee; 29.2. The protection of the environment and regional development Ministry spokesman; 29.3. the municipal representative of the Union; 29.4. each planning region (planning regions Committee meeting jointly in the vote is one vote); 29.5. Consumer Protection Center representative; 18.4. The employers ' Confederation of Latvia and the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and industry (representatives of the organizations in the meetings of a Committee shall jointly have one vote); 18.5. the information and communication technology industry association representatives (information and communications technology industry association representatives in the meetings of the Committee voting together is one vote). 30. The composition of the Committee in an advisory capacity: 30.1. may participate in the public service Regulatory Commission representative; 30.2. the competition Council representative; 30.3. the beneficiary representative. 31. the Committee may participate as observers: 31.1. a representative of the Ministry of finance; 31.2. the Central Finance and contracting agency representative; 31. the representative of the authority responsible. 32. during the implementation of the project, and 20 years after the project is created in the optical network and the access point into making the beneficiary at least once a year, shall submit to the Committee a report on the optical network and access points including financial information related to the operation of the network, and information on the optical network and the access point for users. 33. The Ministry of transport in its tīmekļvietn the publishes information on approved State aid scheme and its implementation of the provisions of the full text, the name of the beneficiary of the aid, the amount of the aid, the aid intensity and the technology used. This information shall be published after the decision granting the aid, it shall be kept for at least 10 years and ensure it without any restrictions would be available to the public. 34. the Ministry of transport since the optical network and the access point is the commencement of use throughout the optical network and access points use the term every two years the European Commission provided information about the project. Prime Minister, Minister of the Prime Minister's duties, traffic Executive Richard Kozlovsk the Minister of traffic, environmental protection and regional development Minister David Gerhard