The European Commission has published the parts of the Procedures Manual governing the Technical and Financial Due Diligence assessment for the Second Call. Notable changes compared to the First Call edition are the definition of ‘PUCRE’ (a quantity used for determining the relevant costs of bioenergy projects that choose to use the price of fossil fuel as a reference) and greater detail on the circumstances in which the EIB will recalculate a project’s relevant costs.
The steps to order the ranked technically and financially sound and eligible proposals, and determine which of them will receive an award was within the scope of the First Call Procedures Manual but is outside the scope of this Procedures Manual because they do not concern the due diligence assessment per se.
UPDATE 13-05-2013: FAQ 1 answers are published on DG CLIMA website.
More than month after the call for proposals, and a few days before the 15 May deadline for the Member States to notify the EC of the number and (sub-)category of the proposals they intend to submit (and whether or not they are re-applications from the first call), the EC looks set finally to release its first official set of FAQ answers on the second call.
The draft FAQ answers have already been circulated to at least some Member State contact points.