The Provisions On "operational Programme Infrastructure And Services" Apakšaktivitāt "appendix 3.4.1.2.1. Natura 2000 Territories Administrative Infrastructure"

Original Language Title: Noteikumi par darbības programmas "Infrastruktūra un pakalpojumi" papildinājuma 3.4.1.2.1.apakšaktivitāti "Natura 2000 teritoriju aizsardzības administratīvās infrastruktūras izveide"

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Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 726 in Riga 2008. on 8 September (pr. No 63 21 §) rules on "operational programme infrastructure and services" apakšaktivitāt "3.4.1.2.1. Appendix a Natura 2000 area of the administrative infrastructure of protection" issued under the European Union's structural and cohesion funds act 18 paragraph 10 of article i. General questions 1. determines the order in which the activities of the programme ' infrastructure and services ' Appendix 3.4. Qualitative environmental priorities "life and economic activity" contributes "UR3.4.1.pas environment" 3.4.1.2.1. apakšaktivitāt "Natura 2000 area of the administrative infrastructure of protection" (hereinafter referred to as the activity) the project submission evaluation criteria, the applicant and the project authority. 2. The purpose of the activity is to maintain the quality of the natural environment of Latvia, according to European Union directives, international obligations of State and local needs, eliminate the existing and potential threats to natural values, while ensuring the most effective use of resources and the conservation of natural values. 3. activities implemented in the framework of projects co-financed by the European regional development fund. Activity within the available public funds consist of the European regional development fund co-financing lats and 1405608 the State budget funding to 248048 lats. 4. activities to target the administration of protected natural areas and visitors. 5. the competent authority is the Ministry of the environment. Ministry of the environment provides all the intermediary body functions, including appropriate competency ensured that not been available for the implementation of the activity of the European regional development fund financing, and monitors the available European regional development fund, including a learning Council of 11 July 2006, Regulation (EC) No 1083/2006 laying down general provisions on the European regional development fund, the European Social Fund and the Cohesion Fund and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1260/1999 93. Article 1 and 2 of the principle referred to in the performance of the activities and project level, controlling the project financial plan. 6. implement a limited activity in the project application selection. II. Project activities eligible, eligible and non-eligible costs of the activity within the 7 supported such administrative and informative stands up and deployment, which includes basic information on Natura 2000 sites. 8. activities not supported: 8.1. anthropogenic load reduction and educational infrastructure and information infrastructure, including the establishment of information centres;
8.2. administrative information of the marks. 9. subject to the conditions contained in the Council of 11 July 2006, Regulation (EC) No 1083/2006 laying down general provisions on the European regional development fund, the European Social Fund and the Cohesion Fund and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1260/1999 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 July 2006, Regulation (EC) No 1080/2006 on the European regional development fund and of Regulation (EC) no 1183/1999 repeal, apply is the cost of the administrative trademark , informative stand and indications of production, transport and deployment, which includes basic information on Natura 2000 sites. 10. The European regional development fund project (hereinafter the project) total budget comprises also financial reserve, which can be up to five percent of the project's total eligible costs. The financial reserve of the project use this rule set out in paragraph 9 of the eligible costs incurred prior to the use of financial reserves, respectively, by amending the agreement for the implementation of the project (hereinafter referred to as the agreement). 11. costs may not be considered eligible, if the project at the date of the application object are adopted into service and have signed the release and acceptance. Not eligible are project administration expenses. Project management expenditure must not exceed three percent of the total project eligible costs. 12. the project cost does not include: 12.1. land acquisition costs;
12.2. vehicles and other project purchase of durable equipment (including computers);
12.3. the infrastructure maintenance costs. III. Requirements to the project the applicant 13. the applicant is a national Project authorities (Office of nature protection, specially protected natural areas of Administration), which according to the specially protected natural areas for protection and general terms of use provide informative signs (preparation) and deployment. 14. On the European regional development fund, the financing may not qualify: 14.1. where the applicant on the application of the project the first date of the month has tax arrears;
14.2. If the applicant has received from local, regional, national or European Union funds in support of the same eligible costs under other programs. IV. Call for project submissions 15. project application selection issued in three project application selection rounds. The first project application selection issue a three-year period, the other two project application selection-two years: 15.1. first project submissions available for the selection round of the European regional development fund co-financing is 602 408 lats;
15.2. the second project application selection round for the European regional development fund co-financing are 401 600 lats;
15.3. the third project application selection round for the European regional development fund co-financing of at least 401 600 lats;
15.4. If the first and second application round of projects available for the European regional development fund co-financing is not granted or used, it directs the project application to the third round of financing. 16. the responsible authority shall call for project submissions sent by you or in electronic passports (signed with a secure electronic signature, and the preparation of appropriate legislation on electronic document design) this provision in paragraph 13 of these authorities: 16.1. the first application round project – not later than two months after the entry into force of these regulations;
16.2. the second project application selection round – up to 1 March 2010;
16.3. the third project application selection round-up to March 1, 2012. 17. the project application to the responsible authority within two months of the invitation is sent, the provisions of paragraph 13 of the said authorities. V. submission of the project application conditions and evaluation criteria maximum 18. European regional development fund, the aid intensity shall not exceed 85 percent of the total eligible costs, 15 percent are financed from the State budget. 19. The minimum eligible costs activity within one project is not specified, the maximum eligible costs per project must not exceed the activity project application selection round the European regional development fund co-financing. 20. the project total eligible costs must not exceed 30 percent of the project's total eligible costs. 21. project submissions draft applicant number project application selection round is not limited. 22. the project application, the applicant shall prepare and submit to the Latvian language into the responsible body within a time limit which it shall specify one of the following forms: 22.1 in paper form by filling in the project application form (annex 1). The project application must be signed by the applicant's institution of the project manager or his authorised person. Project applicant in paper form shall submit one original and the draft caurauklot one caurauklot it copies (without attachments), as well as submit the electronic version of the application (without attachments). The attached document page number;
22.2. electronically, signed with a secure electronic signature and presented according to the legislation on the circulation of electronic documents (annex 2): 22.2.1. it must be designed to DOC, xls, PDF or JPG file format;
22.2.2. in addition to the documentation to be submitted must be designed for and presented in accordance with the laws and regulations on the circulation of electronic documents. 23. the project applicant project application form Annex shall be accompanied by the following documents: 23.1. estimate the works in accordance with the public procurement regulatory framework the statutory procedures for the determination of the estimated contract price;
23.2. the reconciliation with the local authorities on administrative marks;
23.3. the reconciliation with landowners about administrative deployment marks;
23.4. the project cash flow forecast;
14.6. project funds movement during project implementation;
14.7. the indicative project procurement plan. 24. project submissions valued at administrative, compliance, quality and funding criteria (annex 2). 25. Administrative criteria are the following: 25.1. the project applicant is invited to submit a project application;
25.2. the project proposal is submitted to the responsible authorities within the specified time limits;
25.3. the project application has been submitted according to the project application design requirements in accordance with the provisions of point 22 (annex 2);

25.4. the project application is fully completed (annex 1);
25.5. the project attached to the application, all listed in the annex under paragraph 23 of these rules (annex 2). 26. the eligibility criteria are the following: 26.1. is the land owner agreement administrative and the bench;
26.2. the information provided for in the draft marks meets the specially protected natural areas of protection and general terms of use;
26.3. for each Natura 2000 site, for the application of the project, has developed a conservation plan and intended actions comply with environmental protection plan;
26.4. the project submission complies with the purpose of the activity according to paragraph 2 of these regulations;
26.5. the project submission complies with activities eligible activities under paragraph 7 of these rules;
16.5. the project submission complies with activities eligible costs according to the provisions of paragraphs 9 and 10;
16.6. the project submission complies with activities not eligible costs under this provision, paragraph 11;
16.7. the project description provided information on action to be taken;
26.9. the time schedule of the project comply with the planned activities;
26.10. project information provided in the submissions demonstrate that the project will provide the applicant the sustainability of project results;
26.11. the project specified in the application fiziskie indicators meet the project schedule;
26.12. the requested of the European regional development fund co-financing aid intensity shall not exceed 85 per cent of the eligible costs of the project;
26.13. project budget includes costs are justified;
26.14. the project cash flow forecast is justified;
26.15. the indicative project procurement plan is based;
26.16. the project in the application reflect the implementation of the planned projects in the organisation chart and the planned human resources supports legislation in certain functions of the beneficiaries;
26.17. the project planned in the publicity and information dissemination activities comply with the laws and regulations on the European Regional Development Fund funded project publicity and information measures;
26.18. the applicant in the project – public authority, according to the specially protected natural areas for protection and general terms of use provide informative signs (preparation) and deployment. 27. quality criteria are as follows: 27.1. project readiness activities planned to start (the number of points – from zero to three points, must obtain at least two points);
27.2. the project risk assessment, including assessing the potential cost increase (number of points – from zero to three points, must obtain at least two points);
16.3. to create sustainable infrastructure use (number of points – from zero to three points, must obtain at least one;)
27.4. the project's contribution to the specially protected natural areas management plan implementation. Contribution shall be calculated as a percentage, in determining what proportion of the nature protection plan provided for administrative and informative stalls (in monetary terms) is intended to be fitted within the framework of the project (number of points – from zero to three points, must obtain at least one;)
17.1. the cost of return indicators – infrastructure planned lifetime (in years) relative to the initial total cost (in dollars) (the number of points, up to three points, the benchmark gives extra points). The average application round project calculation project submissions that meet the administrative and eligibility criteria. The average cost of return indicators is the cost of return indicators in relation to the amount of selection round of project submissions;
17.1. Natura 2000 sites in or anthropogenic load on the Natura 2000 sites in accordance with the nature protection plan. A conservation plan developed according to the Latvian legislation on specially protected natural areas protection plan content and development (number of points – from three to five points, must obtain at least three points). 28. the criteria for the award of funding: 28.1. the project submission complies with the administrative, compliance and quality criteria and quality criteria in the overall rating of at least nine points;
28.2. the listing of this rule 28.1. criteria referred to in paragraph below with "Yes" the estimated project applications in order of priority, starting with the most points winning the project application, the project application selection round application sufficient funding of the project. Vi. submission of project evaluation and decision making arrangements 29. Responsible authorities the driver creates a limited application of the selection of projects under the European regional development fund project submission Evaluation Commission (hereinafter the Commission assessment) and approved its Statute. The Evaluation Commission is composed of the responsible authority, the Ministry of environment, local government and the Latvian Union of environmental non-governmental organization representatives, as well as a representative of the Managing Authority observer status. The observer shall draw up an opinion on the evaluation of the work of the Commission and submitted to the responsible authorities the driver in terms in which the evaluation the Commission shall prepare a draft opinion on the results of the evaluation of the application. 30. the responsible authority: 30.1. in the month following the entry into force of these regulations are developed and approved a project application selection project application assessment methodology and application form filling project methodology;
30.2. in the month following the entry into force of these provisions on its homepage on the internet (www.vidm.gov.lv) the project limited application selection project application form (annex 1), project submission evaluation form (annex 2), the project application and assessment methodology for the implementation of the project the necessary methodological materials;
30.3. the projects proposed recorded submissions, grants them an identification number and within two weeks the project applicant, be sent electronically (signed with a secure electronic signature) or by post, proof of receipt of the application for the project. 31. the project compliance with administrative applications, eligibility and funding criteria assessed with "Yes" or "no" ("Yes", "no" – meets does not meet). Application of project compliance with quality criteria assessed by giving a certain number of points. If the administrative application or eligibility criteria is not applicable to a specific project, applicant project application in respect of this criterion. 32. On the draft application compliance with that rule 17.1. this criterion in project submissions will receive additional points. 33. If the application is submitted to the responsible authority in the prescribed period (paragraph 17 of these regulations) or are not prepared for the Latvian language, the head of the responsible authority shall take a decision on the rejection of the application for the project. 34. evaluation the Commission shall assess the project submissions in the following order: 34.1. first project submissions valued in compliance with these regulations 25 and 26 the criteria referred to in the paragraph. If the assessment is in one of the following criteria is "no", the application is rejected and the project evaluation do not continue. If the application of these criteria the project evaluated with "Yes", the application of these rules is valued at 27 the criteria referred to in paragraph, giving a certain number of points;
21.3. If the application complies with the provisions of paragraph 27 of these criteria and the criteria overall rating of at least nine points, project submissions valued at 28.1. This provision referred to the criteria and include project application priority list;
3. where the application does not comply with the provisions referred to in paragraph 27 of the criteria and this criterion overall rating is at least nine points, the application is rejected and the project evaluation do not continue;
21.4. the project application for the establishment of a list of priority project submissions valued at 28.2. these provisions referred to in the criteria. 35. If two or more project applications have received the same amount of points, they ranked the project application priority list in the following order: 21.8. project application with the highest rating for this rule 27.1. the bottom of the criteria referred to in paragraph 1;
35.2. project application with the highest rating for this rule 17.1. bottom of the criteria referred to in paragraph 1;
35.3. the project application with the highest rating for this rule 27.5. criteria referred to in paragraph 1 below;
35.4. a project application with the highest rating for this rule 27.4. criteria referred to in paragraph below. 36. the head of the responsible authority shall take a decision on the application for the approval of the project, if it complies with those rules 25, 26, 27 and 28 the criteria referred to in paragraph 27 and the criteria referred to in paragraph overall rating of at least nine points. 37. The decision on the application of the project approval may include conditions that the project applicant must meet the deadline set in the decision, so that it could conclude an agreement: 37.1. specify information about the project the applicant (contact information and properties) (annex 1);
23.1. to clarify the documents submitted pursuant to paragraph 23 of these rules;
37.3. to clarify the changes in total amount and eligible costs the eligible costs under this provision, paragraph 9 and 10;

23.2. to clarify the changes in total amount of eligible costs and not eligible under this provision, paragraph 11;
37.5. specify the project time schedule according to the activities planned under this provision of paragraph 26.9;
23.4. to clarify the cash flow forecast according to 26.14. these provisions;
37.7. refine the project plan of the indicative procurement under this provision 26.15.;
to specify the project's application 23.5. the establishment of the planned project and the planned human resources security under this provision the 26.16.;
23.5. specify information about publicity measures under this provision. 26.17. 38. paragraph 37 of these regulations in the conditions laid down in the draft decision, the applicant shall set deadlines of the responsible authority, which may not exceed two months from the date of receipt of the decision. The time-limits laid down in this decision cannot be extended. 39.20 working days following this rule referred to in paragraph 38 of the expiration of the evaluation the Commission shall evaluate fulfilment of the decision on the application of the project approval with conditions, and the responsible authority shall draw up an opinion on the conditions contained in the decision. 40. If the applicant for the project conditions laid down in the decision is not complied with within the time limit set or the provisions referred to in paragraph 39 of the opinion is negative, the project application is considered to have been rejected. In the opinion of Justice controlled just like the decision, which contains the conditions for the control of this opinion is drawn up. The project specified in the application for funding, if the decision contains the conditions are not met, the next project diverted the application selection round. 41. the decision on the approval of the project application, approval or rejection provided the determining authority within five working days after the decision has been forwarded to the project the applicant by mail or electronically (signed with a secure electronic signature). VII. Procurement procedures, contract closing 42. Procurement procedures carried out by the European regional development fund beneficiary (beneficiaries). 43. the responsible authority in the month following the entry into force of these regulations shall be published on the website of the Ministry of the environment on the internet (www.vidm.gov.lv) procurement guidelines and procurement documents. 44. The first of the procurement procedure issued within three months following submission of the project's approval. 45. If the beneficiary does not comply with the regulatory provisions of the procurement provisions in the light of the requirements laid down, the cost of such contracts signed, considered as non-eligible costs of the project. VIII. implementation of the provisions of the project 46. All expenses of the beneficiary of the funding based on legally binding contracts and accounting documents. 47. The beneficiary all the project activities implemented within two years of the agreement. 48. The beneficiary not less frequently than once every three months to ensure the unfolding information into its homepage on the internet on the project implementation process. 49. If, after the conclusion of the project agreement requires amendment, the beneficiary shall submit a request to the responsible authority of the amendments according to the agreed terms and conditions. 50. The beneficiary shall ensure the preparation and submission of the report to the responsible authority in accordance with the procedure laid down in the agreement. IX. monitoring activities after project implementation Funding 51. beneficiary is directly responsible for project implementation and maintenance of results for at least five years after the implementation of the project. 52. The beneficiary for five years after the implementation of the project once a year in accordance with the provisions of annex 3 provides information on the responsible authority: 52.1. the results achieved under the project in compliance with project objectives set out in the application;
52.2. the framework of the project the project achieved the outcome and result indicators;
52.3. public information activities about the project results and benefits to society. 53. The rules referred to in annex 3 form the beneficiary submits the first year of the project implementation and future – once a year in accordance with the procedure laid down in the agreement. 54. the competent authority for at least five years after the implementation of the projects provide information accumulation and analysis of the achievement of the objectives of the activity (if the agreement does not specify a longer period). Prime Minister i. Godmanis Environment Minister r. vējonis submitted to Ministry of the environment annex 1 the Cabinet on 8 September 2008. Regulations No 726 annex 1 PDF format Environment Minister r. vējonis annex 2 Cabinet 8 September 2008. Regulation No. 726 of the European regional development fund project application form of Evaluation Criteria evaluation criteria of quality Assessment 1 points 1. planned activities the project ready to start : must be at least 2 points 1.1., the project is ready to start (purchase list is prepared or not prepared qualitatively) 0 1.2. project readiness is low to start (made the total cost estimate) 1 1.3. project is ready for the launch of the medium (and has been prepared based on the purchase list (estimate), carried out detailed cost estimate) 2 1.4 project has high willingness to start (prepare the technical documentation of the purchase procedure) 3 2. Project risk assessment including the estimated potential cost increase: it should be at least 2 paragraphs 2.1. submission of the project not assessed potential risks 0 2.2. project risk assessment in the application do not complete action plan identified risks are not developed or not developed completely 1 2.3. project risk assessment in the application of qualitative, action plan identified for the elimination or reduction of risk developed in incomplete submission of the project 2 2.4. potential risks assessed qualitatively, designed substantiated the risk identified in the plan of measures for the elimination or reduction of 3 3 sustainable infrastructure be created. use : must be obtained at least 1 paragraph 3.1. planned life not rated 0 3.2. infrastructure be planned lifetime is less than 5 years 1 3.3. infrastructure be planned lifetime of 5 to 10 years 2 3.4 infrastructure be planned lifetime exceeds 10 years. the contribution of the project 3 4 the specially protected natural areas management plan implementation. The project is intended to set up administrative and information booth (% of the nature protection plan (in money terms)): obtain at least 1 point less than 50% 0 4.1 4.2 from 50 to 70% (not including) 1 from 70 to 100% 4.3 (not including) 2 100% 3 5 4.4. cost assessment index of return (infrastructure planned lifetime (in years) relative to the initial total cost (in dollars)). The average project application selection round of the score, which is calculated in project submissions that meet the administrative and eligibility criteria (cost of return indicators in relation to the amount of selection round of project submissions): criterion gives additional points 5.1. less than the estimated project cost of return indicators, and so the difference is 10% (inclusive) and more 1 5.2. equal to the average estimated cost of return indicators about 10% more than it is about 10% less or 2 5.3. greater than the average of the estimated project cost of return indicators, and so the difference is 10% (inclusive) and more 3 criteria 1.1 priorities horizontal rating points 6. Natura 2000 sites in or anthropogenic load on the Natura 2000 sites in accordance with the nature protection plan (sustainable development): obtain at least 3 points 6.1. little visited area 3 6.2. intensely frequented area 5 2. Eligibility 2.1. project eligibility criteria yes/no Is 7. landowner agreement administrative and the bench mark for deployment in the project 8 N informative signs comply with the specially protected natural areas for protection and general terms of use N 9. For each Natura 2000 site, for the application of the project, has developed a conservation plan and intended actions comply with conservation plan N 10. Project submission complies with the activity: 10.1 objective of maintaining the quality of the natural environment in Latvia, according to European Union directives , the country's international commitments and local needs; to prevent existing and future threats to natural values, while ensuring the most effective use of resources to conservation of natural values and restore the assisted actions N 10.2.-the administrative and informative stands up and deployment, which includes basic information on the Natura 2000 area of the 10.3. eligible costs N P 10.4. non-eligible costs of the project application in the 11 P project description provide necessary information on the action N 11.1. given the technical characteristics of the activities to be specified in the result of 11.2 and outcome indicators and they meet the purpose of the activity specified in 11.3. what qualitative and quantitative investments 12.

Time schedule of the project comply with the planned activities of the project application, P 13. information certifying that the project applicant will provide sustainability of the project results: N 13.1. have the appropriate institutional structure is appropriate for a planned 13.2. project implementation, built the infrastructure maintenance cost 13.3 is or will be available for staff to maintain the project the infrastructure resulting from the project submission contains 14 physical indicators meet the project schedule N 15. Requested the European regional development fund co-financing aid intensity shall not exceed 85% of the eligible costs of the project N project budget of 16. included in the cost is reasonable: N 16.1. includes all necessary for the implementation of the project cost items 16.2. market prices are reasonable and justified 16.3., clearly stated assumptions are directly required 16.4 project 17. project cash flow forecast is based: P 17.1. displays both the demand and the cost of funding forecast 17.2. meet the planned time schedule meets procurement 17.3. plan and contract specifics of 17.4. meet the financial plan 17.5. comply with the European regional development fund project payment conditions 18. project procurement plan is indicative based: P 18.1 covers all project activities and services and their cost 18.2. work breakdown contracts are reasonable (corresponding to the amount of work and specification) 18.3. timetable for implementation of the contract is justified, comply with the requirements of the legislation in the field of public procurement on the procurement method 18.4 contract deadlines, including the procurement procedure shall comply with laws and regulations and the project time schedule for submission of the project reflect the 19 planned for the implementation of the project and planned human resources organisation chart provides the funding legislation, the requested functions : P 19.1. Project administrative (e.g., procurement, contract administration, record keeping) control project financial 19.2 (for example, accounting and payments, financial planning) project management 19.3 for technical management of the project, planned 20. publicity and information dissemination activities comply with the laws and regulations on the European Regional Development Fund funded project publicity and information dissemination measures P 2.2. Project eligibility criteria of the applicant Yes/No applicant-21 Draft National Authority, according to the specially protected natural areas for protection and general terms of use provide informative signs (preparation) and the placement of the N 3. Administrative criteria yes/no/NA 22. a project proposal is submitted to the responsible authorities within the specified N 23. Project applicant is invited to submit a project application N 24. application submitted for the project according to the following application design requirements: P application prepared according to 24.1. activities application form submission prepared for 24.2. Latvian language 24.3. application is made in the text (where the application is submitted electronically) 15.2. submission signed by the authorised person 24.5. filed one of the original draft and one copy as well as the electronic version without attachments (if the application is submitted electronically) 24.6. both the original and the copy of the project submitted to the caurauklot, the attached document pages numbered (if the application is not filed electronically) project application is 24.7. According to the electronic movement of documents regulatory requirements in laws (where the application is filed electronically): 24.7.1. signed with a secure electronic signature 24.7.2. developed in DOC, xls, PDF or JPG file format 24.7.3. additional documents to be submitted is designed and presented according to the circulation of electronic documents the laws and regulatory requirements 25.
The project is fully completed application to the N 26. Project attached to the application for all specified attachments: 26.1. estimates works P in accordance with the public procurement regulatory framework the statutory procedures for the determination of the estimated contract price of 26.2. agreement with local authorities on administrative placement of signs agreement with Earth 16.3. owners on the placement of administrative trademark 26.4. the project cash flow forecast 26.5. the indicative project procurement plan 4. Criteria for the award of funding to Yes/No 27. project submission complies with the administrative , eligibility and quality criteria, as well as quality criteria for overall rating is at least 9 points to Rank 27.28 N point criteria referred to "Yes" the estimated project submissions in the priority order (starting with the most points got a submission of the project), the project application selection round application is sufficient funding of projects N legend: N-if the assessment is negative, the project submission is rejected. P – a decision on project approval with conditions (project applicant must ensure compliance with the criteria, specifying the project submission within the time limit laid down in that decision). NA (not applicable)-if the specified criteria are not attributable to the applicant of the project, the project is assessed on this criterion.
Minister for the environment r. vējonis annex 3 Cabinet 8 September 2008. Regulations No 726 3. Annex PDF format Environment Minister r. vējonis

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