The project concerns the design and construction and/or renovation of thirty-five schools in the Nord Department of France.
A good level of education and a feeling of being properly included and integrated in society are essential for a country’s current and future economic situation and its social and intellectual development. The project will help to improve the human capital stock of the Nord Department.
The project involves new buildings and extensions and/or renovation work for educational purposes. Directive 97/11/EC does not specifically mention the need for an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for educational premises but this project could be regarded as an urban renewal project (Annex II to the EU Directive). This point will have to be examined during the appraisal.
Tendering procedures used for public buildings are required to comply with Community procurement directives (Directives 2004/17/EC and 2004/18/EC, as amended by Commission Regulation 1874/2004).
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