Changes1.Publication reference




3.Programme title

Local Development Programme along the Litani River Basin — LRB


Financing Agreement ENI/2017/040-299

5.Contracting Authority

Council for Development and Reconstruction – CDR/ Economic and Social Fund for Development — ESFD, Beirut, LEBANON

6.Nature of contract


7.Contract description

The contracting authority envisages setting up a local dialogue platform along the Litani River Basin, bringing together municipalities of the basin in order to identify in a participatory way the common priorities to be advocated for at the central level. The contracting authority will, as well, provide capacity building programs to around nine (9) Unions of Municipalities (UOMs) in the River Basin. The scope of this contract includes the provision of technical assistance to the local dialogue platform through providing expertise in planning, advocacy, networking, environment, etc. It also includes the implementation of capacity building programs to Union of Municipalities and Litani River Authority in fields such as planning, environmental management, financial management, etc.

8.Indicative budget

850 000 EUR

9.Intended timing of publication of the contract notice

December 2019

10.Additional information

Not applicable

11.Legal basis(1)

Regulation (EU) No 236/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11.3.2014 laying down common rules and procedures for the implementation of the Union's instruments for financing external action and the European Neighborhood Instrument (Regulation (EU) No 232/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11.3.2014 establishing a European Neighborhood Instrument (OJ L77/27 of 15.3.2014)).

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Publication Date2019-11-11
Procurement StatusFuture
TypeNot applicable
Contract TypeServices
Award CriteriaNot applicable
OrganisationCouncil for Development and Reconstruction – CDR/ Economic and Social Fund for Development — ESFD
Class Code71356200
Class DescriptionTechnical assistance services
SourceOffice for Official Publications of the European Communities - Tenders electronic daily (Ted)

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