The Consultant might be exempt from direct and indirect taxes in the countries where it will have to operate as this project is financed through EC / Cotonou funds. The Consultant should verify that this tax exemption applies to their activities with the relevant governmental authorities. The Promoter will be able to support the Consultant regarding the administrative requirements upon his establishment in the normal place of performance. However, it must be noted that EIB has no influence in this matter. The EIB benefits from VAT exemption on its purchases in Member States of the European Union; which means that the Consultant’s activities performed in the EU (e.g. home office) can be exempt of VAT. We confirm that the Consultant is expected to quote the price net of any intra-Community VAT. Under article 22 of the Protocol of the Privileges and Immunities of the European Union and article 151(b) of Council Directive 2006/112/EC on the common system of value added tax, the EIB benefits from VAT exemption on its purchases in Member States of the European Union. In its capacity as a Community body, the EIB is not liable to VAT and consequently has no VAT number. An intra-Community VAT exemption certificate (15.10 Form) may be provided to you, should you require such document to enable you to justify to the local tax authorities the issuing of an invoice excluding VAT. - The offer is free of any taxes, duties and or VAT; - The consultant should follow the national legislation of the hosted country; The Consultant shall remain responsible for the proper application of the rules on VAT at the place where he is taxable.