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The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) was established in 1991 in the aftermath of the Berlin Wall in order to support countries in Eastern and Central Europe with the transition to market economy and democracy.

The EBRD is owned by 64 countries and two intergovernmental institutions, the European Union and the European Investment Bank (EIB). The bank is headquartered in London and focuses its financial activity against some 30 countries from Central Europe to Central Asia and North Africa.

The EBRD mobilizes foreign direct investments to the above countries, supporting privatization, restructuring and improved public services, and promotes an environmentally-friendly and sustainable development. The Bank finances projects within sectors such as infrastructure, energy, transport, agriculture and environment.

There are great opportunities for Swedish companies to seek funding or participating in tenders organized by the EBRD. It could for example concern a loan to build wind turbines in Ukraine or a public tender to upgrade rail infrastructure in Kazakhstan. Business Sweden deems that Swedish companies have the technical expertise, quality products and services, and the efficiency needed to be competitive in projects financed by the EBRD. The EBRD estimates particularly strong competitiveness among Swedish consultants which in many cases tend to win procurements they participate in.

We have a well-established relationship with the EBRD after several years of strategic cooperation to stimulate increased Swedish participation in the Bank's projects. Business Sweden can help Swedish companies by monitoring relevant and upcoming procurements, analyze business opportunities and decision-making processes and identify appropriate partners to form consortium.

EBRD procurement

Business Sweden's Brussels office is responsible for a qualitative and proactive EBRD counseling with a focus on EBRD-funded procurements and projects. The work is based on close cooperation with the office of project exports at the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The aim is to increase the participation of Swedish companies in EBRD-funded projects and to generate more sales for Swedish companies in EBRD's countries of operations. Through a unique network of offices in aid-recipient countries, we can monitor business opportunities locally and reconnecting to the central decision level in London.

Analysis

A qualitative study to map the conditions (decision- and planning processes and business opportunities) for your business. The analysis provides a good understanding of the relevant problems and recommendations for a strategy.

Monitoring and processing

Monitoring of investments, programs and procurements that are applicable for your company. Processing and mapping of decisions and of key persons.

Partner Search

Identification of suitable partners to form a consortium for participation in EBRD-funded procurements.

Financing of feasibility studies

We support Swedish consultants in trying to identify funding and procurements earmarked for assignments on performing feasibility studies.

Event and visiting programs

We regularly organize EBRD seminars to inform Swedish companies about business opportunities and targeted delegations to bring together companies with relevant decision-makers and clients.

Feel free to contact our office in Brussels to discuss your opportunities within EBRD-funded projects.

Read more about the EBRD at: http://www.ebrd.com