19.5.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 126/3


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 748/2005

of 18 May 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), lays down, among other things, 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 1/2005 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 Article 35 of Regulation (EEC) No 822/87 and Articles 27 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 691 331,79 hectolitres of alcohol at 100 % volume, broken down as follows:

(a)

one lot with the number 1/2005 EC for a quantity of 100 000 hectolitres of alcohol at 100 % volume,

(b)

one lot with the number 2/2005 EC for a quantity of 100 000 hectolitres of alcohol at 100 % volume,

(c)

one lot with the number 3/2005 EC for a quantity of 100 000 hectolitres of alcohol at 100 % volume,

(d)

one lot with the number 4/2005 EC for a quantity of 100 000 hectolitres of alcohol at 100 % volume,

(e)

one lot with the number 5/2005 EC for a quantity of 50 000 hectolitres of alcohol at 100 % volume,

(f)

one lot with the number 6/2005 EC for a quantity of 100 000 hectolitres of alcohol at 100 % volume,

(g)

one lot with the number 7/2005 EC for a quantity of 50 000 hectolitres of alcohol at 100 % volume,

(h)

one lot with the number 8/2005 EC for a quantity of 50 000 hectolitres of alcohol at 100 % volume,

(i)

one lot with the number 9/2005 EC for a quantity of 41 331,79 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 1/2005 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 12.00 Brussels time on 30 May 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 place 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

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, 18 May 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 Regulation (EC) No 1795/2003 (OJ L 262, 14.10.2003, p. 13).

(2)  OJ L 194, 31.7.2000, p. 45. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 616/2005 (OJ L 103, 22.4.2005, p. 15).

(3)  OJ L 84, 27.3.1987, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1677/1999 (OJ L 199, 30.7.1999, p. 8).

(4)  OJ L 349, 24.12.1998, p. 1.


ANNEX I

TENDERING PROCEDURE FOR THE SALE OF ALCOHOL FOR USE AS BIOETHANOL IN THE COMMUNITY

No 1/2005 EC

Place of storage, quantity and characteristics of the alcohol put up for sale

Member State and lot number

Location

Vat No

Quantity in hectolitres of alcohol at 100 % volume

Reference Regulations (EEC) No 822/87 and (EC) No 1493/1999 (articles)

Type of alcohol

Spain

Lot No 1/2005 EC

Tomelloso

1

46 584

27

Raw

Tomelloso

2

118

27

Raw

Tomelloso

3

2 250

27

Raw

Tomelloso

5

48 048

27

Raw

Tarancon

B-4

3 000

27

Raw

 

Total

 

100 000

 

 

Spain

Lot No 2/2005 EC

Tarancon

A-2

24 353

27

Raw

Tarancon

A-6

24 490

27

Raw

Tarancon

B-1

24 574

27

Raw

Tarancon

B-2

24 406

27

Raw

Tarancon

B-4

2 177

27

Raw

 

Total

 

100 000

 

 

France

Lot No 3/2005 EC

Deulep — PSL

13230 Port Saint Louis Du Rhone

B2

26 055

27

Raw

B4

10 955

27

Raw

B2B

300

27

Raw

B1

44 820

27

Raw

B2B

17 870

30

Raw

 

Total

 

100 000

 

 

France

Lot No 4/2005 EC

Onivins — Port la Nouvelle

Entreport d’Alcool

Av. Adolphe Turrel BP 62

11210 Port la Nouvelle

2

48 020

27

Raw

1

47 435

27

Raw

15

4 545

27

Raw

 

Total

 

100 000

 

 

France

Lot No 5/2005 EC

Deulep

Bld Chanzy

30800 Saint Gilles du Gard

73

13 940

30

Raw

73

30 445

30

Raw

603

5 615

27

Raw

 

Total

 

50 000

 

 

Italy

Lot No 6/2005 EC

Caviro-Faenza (RA)

16A

22 662,80

27

Raw

Villapana-Faenza (RA)

5A-9A

7 600

27

Raw

Tampieri-Faenza (RA)

6A-16A

1 600

27

Raw

Cipriani-Chizzola di Ala (TN)

27A

5 200

27

Raw

I.C.V.-Borgoricco (PD)

5A

1 600

27

Raw

S.V.A.-Ortona (CH)

2A-3A-4A-16A

4 800

27

Raw

D’Auria-Ortona (CH)

1A-2A-5A-7A-8A-43A-76A

12 007,35

27+30+35

Raw

Bonollo-Anagni (FR)

17A

10 429,85

27

Raw

Di Lorenzo-Ponte Valleceppi (PG)

20A-23A-22A

18 000

27

Raw

Deta-Barberino Val d’Elsa (FI)

4A-8A

1 900

27+30

Raw

Balice-Valenzano (BA)

3A-4A-5A-6A-7A-8A

14 200

27

Raw

 

Total

 

100 000

 

 

Italy

Lot No 7/2005 EC

Dister-Faenza (RA)

119A-167A-169A-179A-170A

13 500

30

Raw

Mazzari-S. Agata sul Santerno (RA)

5A-11A

36 500

27

Raw

 

Total

 

50 000

 

 

Italy

Lot No 8/2005 EC

Bertolino-Partinico (PA)

6A-13A

19 500

27

Raw

Gedis-Marsala (TP)

12B-9B

8 000

27

Raw

Trapas-Marsala (TP)

14A-15A

6 500

30

Raw

S.V.M.-Sciacca (AG)

8A-18A-1A

1 500

27

Raw

De Luca-Novoli (LE)

9A-17A-19A

10 000

27

Raw

BaliceDistilli.-Mottola (TA)

3A

1 200

27

Raw

Balice-Valenzano (BA)

2A-3A

3 300

27

Raw

 

Total

 

50 000

 

 

Greece

Lot No 9/2005 EC

ΑΜΠΕΛΟΥΡΓΙΚΟΣ ΣΥΝΕΤΑΙΡΙΣΜΟΣ ΜΕΓΑΡΩΝ — (ΒΑΡΕΑ ΜΕΓΑΡΩΝ)

(Ambelourgikos Syneterismos Megaron — (Varea Megaron))

B1

543,42

35

Raw

B2

550,83

35

Raw

B3

556,14

35

Raw

B4

556,16

35

Raw

B5

555,90

35

Raw

B6

550,60

35

Raw

10

914,43

35

Raw

B9

550,04

35

Raw

B10

553,72

35

Raw

B11

554,60

35

Raw

B12

554,50

35

Raw

B13

556,91

35

Raw

B14

551,86

35

Raw

B15

547,57

35

Raw

B16

910,55

35+27

Raw

3

851,86

27

Raw

4

894,58

27

Raw

5

894,83

27

Raw

6

871,50

27

Raw

7

898,94

27

Raw

14

864,99

27

Raw

15

893,13

27

Raw

1

873,77

27

Raw

2

885,55

27

Raw

8

904,07

27

Raw

9

863,37

27

Raw

B7

544,88

27

Raw

11

901,79

27

Raw

12

869,67

27

Raw

13

907,15

27

Raw

17

799,07

27

Raw

Π.Α. ΤΖΑΡΑ — (Δοκός Χαλκίδος)

(P.A. Tzara — (Dokos Halkidos))

4016

179,58

35

Raw

Ε.Α.Σ. ΠΑΤΡΩΝ — Ανθεια Πατρών

(E.A.S. Patron — Anthia Patron)

A1

856,07

35

Raw

A2

917,34

35

Raw

A3

747,20

35

Raw

A4

803,85

35

Raw

A5

577,07

35

Raw

Ε.Α.Σ. ΑΤΤΙΚΗΣ — (ΠΙΚΕΡΜΙ)

(E.A.S. Attikis — (Pikermi))

1

917,80

27

Raw

2

917,58

27

Raw

3

919,35

27

Raw

4

903,82

27

Raw

5

751,82

27

Raw

ΟΙΝΟΠΟΙΗΤΙΚΟΣ ΣΥΝ/ΣΜΟΣ (ΣΥΝΕΤΑΙΡΙΣΜΟΣ) ΜΕΣΣΗΝΙΑΣ (ΓΙΑΛΟΒΑ ΠΥΛΙΑΣ)

(Inopiitikos Syneterismos Messinias (Gialova Pilias))

B74

836,47

27

Raw

B75

583,84

27

Raw

B76

724,92

27

Raw

B80

890,23

27

Raw

68

2 113,82

27

Raw

66

2 122,29

27

Raw

82

731,69

27

Raw

69

2 110,67

27

Raw

 

Total

 

41 331,79

 

 


ANNEX II

Intervention agencies holding the alcohol referred to in Article 3

ONIVINS-LIBOURNE—

FEGA—

AGEA—

Ο.Π.Ε.Κ.Ε.Π.Ε.—


ANNEX III

Address referred to in Article 5

Commission of the European Communities

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