Liaison protocol between investors and officials

Liaison protocol for entities involved in investment activities concerning assistance in implementation of investment projects in the territory of the Pskov region through the one stop shop system

1. General provisions

1.1. The Liaison protocol between investors and officials concerning assistance in implementation of investment projects in the territory of the Pskov region through the one stop shop system (hereinafter referred to as the Protocol) determines the procedure for provision of assistance to initiators of investment projects in the territory of the Pskov region.

1.2. For the purposes of the present Protocol the following terms are used:

  • «Entities involved in investment activities» mean initiators of investment projects, investors, state and municipal executive bodies, independent experts, banks, venture funds, site owners, other entities involved in implementation of investment projects in the Pskov region;
  • «Investment project» means a program of investment activity of the investor having a specific goal, set terms of implementation, resources, as well as a business plan and necessary documentation being developed in accordance with the current legislature;
  • «Initiator of an investment project» means physical person or legal entity proposing an investment project for implementation in the territory of the Pskov region;
  • «Investor» means an entity involved in investment activities making investment of own, loan or attracted funds in accordance with the legislature of the Russian Federation and ensuring their proper use;
  • «Designated Institution» means State Autonomous Institution «Pskov Region Investment Development Agency» that in accordance with the state assignment performs the functions required to ensure organization of work with investment projects implemented (planned to be implemented) in the territory of the Pskov region through the one stop shop system;
  • «Investment Council in the Pskov region» means the permanent consultative body headed by the Governor of the Pskov region and established under the Decree of the Governor of the Pskov region of September 25, 2013 No. 53-UG «On creation of the Investment Council in the Pskov region».

1.3. For the purposes of implementation of investment projects in the Pskov region the Designated Institution providing assistance in implementation of investment projects in the territory of the Pskov region through the one stop shop system:

  • reviews inquiries of entities involved in investment activities on the matters of implementation of investment projects in the territory of the Pskov region, including those using mechanisms of public private partnership;
  • liaises with federal state bodies, executive bodies of the Pskov region, local self-government bodies and other entities involved in investment activities on the matters of administration of investment projects, including matters of participation in regional, federal and international enterprise development programs;
  • on request of initiators of investment projects and investors who are interested in implementation of investment projects in the territory of the Pskov region, provides information connected with performance of investment activities in the Pskov region (apart from information being state or otherwise legally protected secrets);
  • within its competence provides assistance in going through procedures and obtaining approvals set by the federal legislature and by legislature of the Pskov region;
  • searches for investors for implementation of investment projects received from initiators of investment projects;
  • monitors implementation of investment projects in the Pskov region, prepares informational materials based on the monitoring data for the Investment Council in the Pskov region;
  • gives consultations, conducts free-of-charge training on the procedure for implementation of the mechanisms of state support, possible instruments of state support for which an initiator of an investment project can qualify;
  • provides other assistance facilitating implementation of investment projects that does not contradict the federal legislature and the legislature of the Pskov region.

1.4 The Designated Institution maintains a registry of received investment projects and upon agreement with initiators of investment projects publishes information on investment projects and the process of their implementation (including results of liaison between entities involved in investment and entrepreneurial activity and state bodies) on its official website in the Internet in the form developed by the Designated Institution.

For the purposes of promotion and presentation of investment projects, subject to agreement with initiators of investment projects, information on projects can be published by the Designated Institution on other websites.

2. Implementation of procedures for provision of information on the infrastructure of investment activity in the territory of the Pskov region

2.1. The grounds for provision of the initiator of an investment project with information on infrastructure of investment activity in the territory of the Pskov region is presentation of the project summary by the initiator to the Designated Institution in accordance with the form approved by the Designated Institution, including via Internet.

2.2 If the Designated Institution has available information requested by the initiator of an investment project, this information, including information on the forms of state support of investment activity will be sent to the initiator of an investment project within three business days upon inquiry.

2.2. If the Designated Institution has no information requested by the initiator of an investment project available, the Designated Institution, within three business days upon receipt of the inquiry from the initiator of the investment project, shall:

2.2.1 prepare and send inquiries to relevant entities involved in investment activities;

2.2.2 send the initiator of an investment project the information on the forms of state support of investment activities in the territory of the Pskov region, as well as information concerning the expected time required to receive replies from the entities involved in investment activity;

2.3 If the Designated Institution receives replies from entities involved in investment activities to inquiries sent in accordance with clause 2.2.1 of the present Protocol, it shall send the information within three business days to the initiator of an investment project.

2.4. Upon request of an initiator of an investment project the Designated Institution organizes visits to investment sites, organizes and hold negotiations with executive bodies of the Pskov region, local self-government bodies within three business days.

3. Implementation of procedures for assistance in attraction of additional financing for implementation of an investment project

3.1. In case an initiator of an investment projects seeks assistance of the Designated Institution in attraction of additional funds for implementation of an investment project:

  • the initiator of an investment project presents the Designated Institution with the following documents on the investment project for review:
  • business plan of the investment project;
  • presentation of the investment project;
  • materials of marketing research with a confirmed sales market for the produced goods.
  • other materials related to the investment projects at the discretion of the initiator of the investment projects.
  • Sources shall be indicated for all basic values and design variables presented by the initiator of the investment project in the business plan. For price values the date as of which the calculations are presented shall be specified.
  • An initiator of an investment projects takes responsibility for completeness and truthfulness of the presented basic values, calculations and substantiations. If necessary, the Designated Institution can apply to the initiator of an investment project for supporting documents and clarifications on the presented materials related to investment project.

3.2. Within five business days upon receipt of the documents envisaged by clause 3.1 of the present Protocol the Designated Institution publishes information on the investment project on its official website in the Internet.

3.3. Upon request of the initiator of an investment project the Designated Institution within three business days organizes a public presentation of the investment project by its initiator with attraction of independent experts, development institutions, crediting and financial organizations, etc.
At the public presentation of the investment project possibilities of provision of recommendations on financing of the project are considered.

3.4. Information on measures taken within implementation of procedures for assistance in attraction of additional funding for implementation of the investment project is published on the official website of the Designated organization in the Internet.

4. Implementation of the procedures for administration of investment project implemented (planned to be implemented) in the territory of the Pskov region

4.1. In order to implement procedures of administration of investment projects implemented (planned to be implemented) in the Pskov region, an initiator of an investment project sends to the Designated Institution an application on organization of administration of the investment project in the form indicated by the Designated Institution.

4.2. Within three business days upon receipt of the application subject to clause 4.1 of the present Protocol the Designated Institution provides the initiator of the investment project with information on the procedure for conclusion of the following agreements with the Administration of the Pskov region:

  • Investment Agreement on implementation of an investment project in the territory of the Pskov region qualifying for the status of a strategic project under requirements set by the Law of the Pskov region of 12.10.2005 No. 473-OZ «On tax privileges and state support of investment activities in the Pskov region»;
  • Agreement of intent on implementation of an investment project.

4.3. The Designated Institution provides consultancy assistance for the initiator of an investment project in preparation of documents necessary for conclusion of an investment agreement (agreement of intent on implementation of an investment project) with the Administration of the Pskov region.

4.4. Under the investment agreement (agreement of intent on implementation of an investment project) concluded with the Administration of the Pskov region the Designated Institution provides the initiator of an investment project with information and consultancy support, as well as other forms of assistance in implementation of investment projects provided for by clause 1.3 of the present Protocol.

5. Effect monitoring of activities on assistance in implementation of investment projects through the one stop shop system

5.1. In case the executive bodies of the Pskov region does not meet the deadlines for review of inquiries of initiators of investment projects set by law or gives a refusal to provide documents necessary for implementation of the investment project, which the initiator of the investment project would deem unjustifiable, the initiator of the investment project will have the right to address a complaint to the Designated Institution.

5.2. Within three business days upon receipt of the complaint from the initiator of the investment project the Designated Institution sends a request for information concerning review of the inquiry of the initiator of the investment project to the relevant executive body of the Pskov region.

5.3. Within ten business days upon receipt of the request the executive body of the Pskov region provides the Designated organization with the requested information indicating justified reasons of the failure to review the inquiry of the initiator of the investment project within the period set by law or refusal to provide documents necessary for implementation of the investment project.

5.4. Within five business days upon receipt of information from the executive body of the Pskov region the Designated Institution summons and holds a consensus meeting on review of the complaint of the initiator of the investment project with participation of interested executive bodies of the Pskov region and the initiator of the investment project.
The results of the consensus meeting are documented by the Designated organization in the form of minutes of the meeting.

5.5. In order to monitor the efficiency of activities on assistance in implementation of investment projects through the one stop shop system, the Designated Institution presents to a regular meeting of the Investment Council in the Pskov region information on the number of initiators of investment projects who have sent inquiries, on the process of implementation of a complex of organizational and coordination measures related to investment projects being reviewed by the Designated Institution.