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16.9.

98 EN Official Journal of the European Communities C 288/19

III
(Notices)

COMMISSION
Amendment to the notice of invitation to tender for the reduction in the import duty on maize
imported from non-member countries

(98/C 288/13)

(Official Journal of the European Communities CØ279 of 8 September 1998)

On page 8, the text of point 2 under heading I ‘Subject’ is amended as follows:
‘2.ÙThe total quantity in respect of which the reduction in the import duty may be fixed is
250Ø000 tonnes.’

Operation of scheduled air services
Invitation to tender issued by France pursuant to Article 4(1)(d) of Council Regulation (EEC)
NoØ2408/92 for the operation of scheduled air services between Strasbourg and Dublin
(98/C 288/14)
(Text with EEA relevance)

1. Introduction the day before the start of the 2001 summer scheduling
season.

France has amended the public service obligations 2. Object of invitation to tender
imposed on the scheduled air services operated between
Strasbourg and Dublin, as published in Official Journal of
the European Communities CØ385 of 19.Ø12.Ø1997 Operation from 25.Ø10.Ø1998 of scheduled air services
pursuant to Article 4(1)(a) of Council Regulation (EEC) between Strasbourg and Dublin in accordance with the
NoØ2408/92 of 23.Ø7.Ø1992, on access for Community air public service obligations imposed on that route and
carriers to intra-Community air routes, from 25.Ø10.Ø1998 published in Official Journal of the European Communities
to the start of the 1998/1999 winter scheduling season. CØ286 of 15.Ø9.Ø1998.
The details of these new public service obligations were
published in the Official Journal of the European
Communities CØ286 of 15.Ø9.Ø1998. 3. Participation

Participation is open to all Community air carriers
holding a valid operating licence issued under Council
Provided that no Community air carrier presents by
Regulation (EEC) NoØ2407/92 of 23.Ø7.Ø1992 on
25.Ø9.Ø1998 a schedule to operate the routes in question
licensing of air carriers.
as from 25.Ø10.Ø1998 in accordance with the new public
service obligations imposed, without requesting any
financial compensation and without requiring exclusive 4. Procedure
rights to the route, France has decided, in accordance
with the procedure laid down by Article 4(1)(d) of that
regulation, to continue to limit access to that route to a The invitation to tender is subject to points d), e), f), g),
single air carrier and once again to invite tenders for the h) and i) of Article 4(1) of Regulation (EEC)
right to operate these air services from 25.Ø10.Ø1998 until NoØ2408/92.
C 288/20 EN Official Journal of the European Communities 16.9.98

5. Tender dossier this is calculated by applying a coefficient of 3 to the
maximum financial compensation, referred to 1 month,
The complete tender dossier, comprising the specific
indicated in the bid for the first year of operation,
rules governing the invitation to tender and the public
multiplied by the number of months of default, and in
service delegation agreement, together with a technical
subsequent years by applying a coefficient of 3 to the
annexe (brochure on the demographic and socio-
monthly deficit recorded over the previous year
economic situation of Strasbourg airport’s catchment
multiplied by the number of months of default.
area, brochure on Strasbourg airport, market study,
brochure on the European Parliament and text of the
9. Penalties for non-performance
public service obligations published on 19.Ø9.Ø1998 in the
Official Journal of the European Communities), may be Where the carrier is unable to operate the service in
obtained free of charge from: question for reasons of force majeure, the amount of
Ministre des Affaires ~trangres, bureau des march~s et financial compensation may be reduced in proportion to
des relations financires, 23, rue la P~rouse, F-75775 flights not operated.
Paris CedexØ16, tel. 1Ø43Ø17Ø67Ø13, facsimile Where the carrier is unable to operate the service for
1Ø43Ø17Ø69Ø95. reasons other than force majeure or fails to comply with
the public service obligations, the Strasbourg Chamber of
6. Financial compensation Commerce and Industry or the Minister for Foreign
The tenders submitted must explicitly indicate the Affairs may:
amount required by way of compensation for operating
the service, from the scheduled starting date until the —Ùreduce the amount of financial compensation in
day before the start of the 2001 summer scheduling proportion to flights not operated,
season (with 2 annual breakdowns - from the start of —Ùask the carrier for explanations; if these are unsatis-
1998/1999 winter scheduling season to the end of the factory, the contract may be terminated.
1999 summer scheduling season and from the start of the
1999/2000 winter scheduling season to the end of the 10. Closing date for tenders
2000 summer scheduling season, and a third breakdown
for the 2000/2001 winter scheduling season). The exact No earlier than 1 month and no later than 5 weeks after
amount of compensation finally granted will be the date of publication of this invitation to tender in the
determined annually ex-post on the basis of the proven Official Journal of the European Communities.
costs and revenue actually generated by the service,
within the limits of the amount given in the tender. 11. Submission of tenders
Tenders must arrive at the following address:
7. Fares
Tenders must indicate the planned fares and the Ministre des Affaires ~trangres, bureau des march~s et
conditions for revising them. des relations financires, bureau 550, 23, rue la P~rouse,
F-75775 Paris CedexØ16, tel. 1Ø43Ø17Ø67Ø13;
8. Duration, amendment and termination of contract by registered letter with acknowledgement of receipt, or
The contract shall start upon notification of the public delivered by hand with receipt, no later than the closing
service delegation agreement to the carrier selected. It date indicated in section 10 above, before 17:00 hours
shall end the day before the start of the 2001 summer (local time).
scheduling season. Performance of the contract will also
be subject to an annual examination in cooperation with 12. Validity of invitation to tender
the carrier during the 2 months preceding the start of the
In accordance with the first sentence of Article 4(1)(d) of
1999/2000 and 2000/2001 winter scheduling seasons. In
Regulation (EEC) NoØ2408/92, the validity of this invi-
the event of unforeseeable changes in operating
tation to tender is subject to the condition that no
conditions, the amount of the compensation may be
Community carrier presents by 25.Ø9.Ø1998 (allowing a
revised.
reasonable period of 1 month) a schedule to operate the
In accordance with the public service obligations routes in question as from 25 October, in accordance
published on 15.Ø9.Ø1998 in the Official Journal of the with the public service obligations imposed, without
European Communities, the carrier must give at least 6 requesting any financial compensation and without
months’ notice before discontinuing the services. Failure requiring access to the routes to be restricted to a single
to give such notice will incur a penalty. In the first year carrier.