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Ref. Ares(2018)237621 - 15/01/2018
From: 
INEA CEF GAS 
Sent: 
15 January 2018 13:30 
To: 
 
 
Subject: 
FW: Ares(2017)5886273 - Action 5.5-0054-ESFR-S-M-15: Final report - 
Sampling - follow-up 
 
Dear 
  
 
Thank you very much for the documents in replay to our sampling request for the Action 5.5-0054-
ESFR-S-M-15. In this regard I have a few questions.  
 
Firstly, regarding items 4 – 5 – 7 – 8 please send us the related invoices, as the documents only 
seem to be bank statements indicating the amount paid. Also I would kindly ask you to send me 
the evaluation report in English. Moreover please clarify, why in relation to the tendering (i.e. 
Invoice 1 - contract with Heymo Ingeniería S.A.U. and Invoice 6 - contract with Inspección y 
Control de Calidad) you have opted for the negotiated procedure with prior call for competition. 
Please provide further information on procurement/tendering.  
 
Furthermore, could you please provide us further information on the cost savings in relation to 
Activity 1 and Activity 2. Please elaborate on the significant underspending.  
 
Additionally, I notice that the audit report on p. 9 (point 32) and on p. 10 (point 45) does not 
mention any result. Please clarify.  
 
Finally, the audit report mentions sub-contracting (p.16). Could you please clarify weather sub-
contracting in the meaning of Article II.10.2 was used (and for which tasks/Milestones).  
 
I would kindly ask you to send us the outstanding information within 1 week and note that the 
period foreseen for approving your reports according to Annex II, Article II.23.2 of the Grant 
Agreement is suspended until all the supporting documentation requested is received. 
 
Thank you very much.  
 
Best regards,  
 
 
 
Project Manager – C4 CEF Energy 
 
 
European Commission 
Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) 
Chaussée de Wavre 910 


W910 01/117 
B-1040 Brussels 
 
 
http://inea.ec.europa.eu 
 
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From: 
  
Sent: Thursday, December 21, 2017 6:37 PM 
To: INEA CEF GAS 
Cc:
 
Subject: RE: Ares(2017)5886273 - Action 5.5-0054-ESFR-S-M-15: Final report - Sampling 
 
Dear 
 
  
Please find attached the documentation requested: 
  
-  Sampling and procurement table filled with all the due 
information, including copy of the invoices and the evaluation 
report for item 1 (excel file). 
-  Declaration of staff cost filled (excel file and scanned version of 
the signed declaration in pdf format). 
  
In addition, we clarify that all items in the Financial Statement are 
included in the audit report. 
  
Finally, we confirm that the bank account with IBAN: ES41 0182 3994 
0401 0150 4631 continues to be the bank account for all payments 
related to this Action. 
  
Do not hesitate contacting us for any further clarification you may 
require. 
  
We would like to take the opportunity to also wish you Merry Christmas 
and a Happy New Year! 
  
 
  
  
  
 
  Gerente de Servicios Globales de Regulación 
  Head of Global Regulatory Services 
  
    
Enagás, S.A.  
Paseo de los Olmos, 19 - 28005 Madrid 


  
  
  
  
  
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De: EC ARES NOREPLY <[email address]> 
Fecha: vie., 1 dic. 2017 10:13 
A: 
 
 
Asunto: Ares(2017)5886273 - Action 5.5-0054-ESFR-S-M-15: Final report - 
Sampling 
Ares(2017)5886273 - Action 5.5-0054-ESFR-S-M-15: Final report - Sampling 
  
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Dear 
  
  
Thank you very much for the Interim Payment Request for the Action 5.5-0054-ESFR-S-M-
15. 
  
The Agency acknowledges the receipt of the payment request on 27/11/2017 and 
additional information, which have been received on 29/11/2017. I am pleased to inform 
you that the assessment of your report has started. On the basis of article II.24.3 [requests 
for payments of the balance]/ article II.23.2.1 [Requests for interim payments and 
supporting documents] of the Grant Agreement, a sample of transactions (see detail in 
Annex) has been selected, for which you are requested, to provide supporting 
documentation: 
  
  Direct costs: copy of the invoices for all items in the table; 
  
  Procurement: complete the pre-filled attached Excel file with all due information 
on procurement procedures (see Annex):  
a)      Justification for the increase of the aggregated value of the contract, if 
such an increase is higher than 50% than original amount; 
b)      Justification for the absence of an EU wide tendering process when the 
value of the contract is above EU thresholds or for use of negotiated 
procedures without prior publication; 
c)       Justification for the absence of the reference of publication(s) in the 
Official Journal (contract award notice); 


d)      Information on any applicable framework contract; 
e)      When below EU thresholds, confirm best value for money. 
  
  Selected procurement procedure: Out of the transactions of the sampling, item 
number 1 (the one highlighted in blue) has been selected for a more detailed 
assessment of the procurement procedure applied. For this item and in 
connection with the verification of the procurement process, you are requested to 
send the Agency a copy of the synthesis evaluation report or equivalent document 
(for example, the report on the 'award procedure' as set out in Article 43 of 
Directive 2004/18/EC, or the 'information stored' under Article 50 of Directive 
2004/17/EC). If you are a private company or this item in the sampling is below 
the EU thresholds (see website link below for information on threshold amounts) - 
please provide explanation on applying the best-value for money rule in the 
procurement process. 
  
"declaration of staff cost" is also attached to this email.  Please follow the template. 
This declaration aims to provide assurance on the eligibility of staff costs declared by CEF 
beneficiaries in their individual financial statement. 
  
In addition, please clarify if all items in the Finical Statement are included in the audit 
report.  
  
Finally, please confirm that the bank account with IBAN: ES41 0182 3994 0401 0150 4631 
continues to be the bank account for all payments related to this Action. 
  
Please send the relevant supporting documentation at the latest within 30 days following 
the date of this email
 and note that the period foreseen for approving your reports 
according to Annex II, Article II.23.2 of the Grant Agreement is suspended until all the 
supporting documentation requested is received. 
  
Upon receipt of the supporting documents, the Agency will assess the eligibility of the 
costs according to Annex II, Article II.19 of the Grant Agreement and will reject costs 
considered not to meet these criteria. 
  
Should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me. 
  
Best regards,  
  
  
  
  
 
Project Manager – C4 CEF Energy 
 
  

European Commission 
Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) 
Chaussée de Wavre 910 
W910 01/117 
B-1040 Brussels 
  
 
http://inea.ec.europa.eu 
  
Follow INEA on Twitter! 
  
  
  
  
From: 
  
Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 3:24 PM 
To: INEA CEF GAS 
Cc:
 
Subject: RE: Action 5.5-0054-ESFR-S-M-15: Final report 
  
DEar 
 
  
Please find attached the Excel file. 
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Best regards, 
  
 
  
De: [email address] [mailto:[email address]]  
Enviado el: martes, 28 de noviembre de 2017 18:09 
Para:
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Asunto: RE: Action 5.5-0054-ESFR-S-M-15: Final report 
  
Dear 
  
  
Thank you very much for the submission of the Final Report of the Action 5.5-
0054-ESFR-S-M-15. Could you please send us the Finical Statement also as an Excel 
file.  
  
Thank you very much in advance.  
  
Best regards,  
  
  




  
  
 
Project Manager – C4 CEF Energy 
 
  
European Commission 
Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) 
Chaussée de Wavre 910 
W910 01/117 
B-1040 Brussels 
  
 
http://inea.ec.europa.eu 
  
Follow INEA on Twitter! 
  
  
From: 
  
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 5:35 PM 
To: INEA CEF GAS 
Cc:
 
Subject: Action 5.5-0054-ESFR-S-M-15: Final report 
  
Dear 
 
Please find attached the Final Report of the Action “Engineering 
Studies of MIDCAT project” which corresponds to the grant 
agreement INEA/CEF/ENER/M2015/1118483 (Action 5.5-0054-
ESFR-S-M-15) 
Should you need any clarification please do not hesitate to 
contact me. 
Best regards, 
 
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  Head of Global Regulatory Services 
  
    
Enagás, S.A.  
Paseo de los Olmos, 19 - 28005 Madrid 
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