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14/08/2014 PROC/2014/14 Security Systems and Services CLOSED Procedure PDF
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- Security Systems and Services Contract Notice - Security Systems and Services ITT Cover Letter - Security Systems and Services Tender Specifications - Security Systems and Services Annex Ia – Lot 1 Draft FWC - Security Systems and Services Annex Ib – Lot 2 Draft FWC - Security Systems and Services Annex II – Declaration of Honour - Security Systems and Services Annex IV – Lot 1 Price - Security Systems and Services Annex V – Lot 2 Price
26/09/2014 2014/1186 Consultation paper on draft RTS on prospectus related issues under the Omnibus II Directive , Consultation Paper PDF
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ESMA invites comments on all matters in this paper and in particular on the specific questions summarised in Annex I. Comments are most helpful if they:•    respond to the question stated;•    indicate the specific question to which they relate;•    contain a clear rationale; and•    describe any alternatives ESMA should consider.ESMA will consider all comments received by 19 December 2014. All contributions should be submitted online at www.esma.europa.eu under the heading ‘Your input - Consultations’. Publication of responses All contributions received will be published following the close of the consultation, unless you request otherwise. Please clearly and prominently indicate in your submission any part you do not wish to be publically disclosed. A standard confidentiality statement in an email message will not be treated as a request for non-disclosure. A confidential response may be requested from us in accordance with ESMA’s rules on access to documents. We may consult you if we receive such a request. Any decision we make not to disclose the response is reviewable by ESMA’s Board of Appeal and the European Ombudsman.Data protection                      Information on data protection can be found at www.esma.europa.eu under the heading ‘Legal Notice’.Who should read this paper This document will be of interest to all stakeholders. It would primarily be of interest to investors, issuers, offerors or persons asking for admission to trading on a regulated market, as well as to any market participant who is affected by Directive 2003/71/EC of 4 November 2003 (the Prospectus Directive) as amended by Directive 2010/73/EU and Directive 2010/78/EU and its Regulation (Commission Regulation (EC) No 809/2004) and Delegated Regulations (Commission Delegated Regulation (EC) No 486/2012, No 862/2012, No 759/2013 and No 1392/2014.
23/10/2014 2014/1276 ESMA Data on Prospectuses Approved and Passported – January 2013 to December 2013 , Final Report PDF
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The report compiles statistical data regarding the number of prospectuses approved and passported by National Competent Authorities in the period from January 2013 to December 2013 (with a quarterly disclosure).
23/10/2014 2014/1277 ESMA Data on Prospectuses Approved and Passported – January 2014 to June 2014 , Final Report PDF
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The report compiles statistical data regarding the number of prospectuses approved and passported by National Competent Authorities in the period from January 2014 to June 2014 (with a quarterly disclosure).
27/01/2015 PROC/2015/001 Open tender for Graphic design and publication services- New version of the tender specifications available! CLOSED Procedure PDF
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-    PROC/2015/001-ITT -   PROC/2015/001–Tender Specification- This the new version of the tender specifications document. In particular, pay attention to TENDER PART 3 – Financial offer (page   11) and Annex V – Financial proposal form (page 18) -    PROC/2015/001– Annex I-Draft Framework Service Contract-    PROC/2015/001– Annex II- Declaration of Honour -    PROC/2015/001 –Annex VI-ESMA corporate design manual -    Questions and answers list n.1  -    Questions and answers list n.2  -    Questions and answers list n.3 -    Questions and answers list n.4 -    Questions and answers list n.5 -    Questions and answers list n.6 -    Questions and answers list n.7 -    Questions and answers list n.8  
22/04/2015 PROC/2015/005 Low value negotiated tender- Journée européenne de la protection des consommateurs 2016 CLOSED Procedure PDF
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21/05/2015 2015/857 ESMA response to the European Commission consultation on the review of the Prospectus Directive , Letter PDF
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10/06/2015 PROC/2014/22 Open tender for Application development, maintenance and service desk (ADM & SD)- Deadline 31/07/2015 CLOSED Procedure PDF
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This tender procedure is for application development, maintenance and service desk (ADM & SD) divided in the following three lots:Lot 1 – Service deskLot 2 – Business supportLot 3 – Application development and maintenanceAll documents related to this call for tender are downloadable and visible following the TED eTendering link published below and in the contract notice. All of the information is accessible without registration in the eTendering website. However, registered users will be able to use the following functionalities:•    Submission of questions related to the tender;•    Notifications related to changes to the tender procedure.ESMA strongly advises registering and subscribing to ensure that no information related to the tender procedure is missed.Link to eTendering: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=892
23/07/2015 2015/1136 EEA prospectus activity in 2014 , Final Report PDF
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25/08/2015 PROC/2015/010 Fixed Telephony Services- Deadline for submission: 13.10.2015 CLOSED Procedure PDF
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This tender procedure is for Fixed telephony services:   All documents related to this call for tender are downloadable and visible following the TED eTendering link published below and in the contract notice. All of the information is accessible without registration in the eTendering website. However, registered users will be able to use the following functionalities: •    Submission of questions related to the tender; •    Notifications related to changes to the tender procedure. ESMA strongly advises registering and subscribing to ensure that no information related to the tender procedure is missed.   Link to eTendering: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=1043
03/09/2015 2012/236 Annual list of contractors- 2011 Reference PDF
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03/09/2015 2013/890 Annual list of contractors- 2012 Reference PDF
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03/09/2015 2014/713 Annual list of contractors- 2013 Reference PDF
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03/09/2015 2015/931 Annual list of contractors- 2014 Reference PDF
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03/09/2015 Procurement conditions Procurement- General conditions with ESMA Reference PDF
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30/09/2015 PROC/2015/015 Building maintenance services- Deadline for submission: 06.11.2015 CLOSED Procedure PDF
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This tender procedure is for Building maintenance services:   All documents related to this call for tender are downloadable and visible following the TED eTendering link published below and in the contract notice. All of the information is accessible without registration in the eTendering website. However, registered users will be able to use the following functionalities: •    Submission of questions related to the tender; •    Notifications related to changes to the tender procedure. ESMA strongly advises registering and subscribing to ensure that no information related to the tender procedure is missed.   Link to eTendering: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=1071
05/02/2016 2016/234 ESMA’s supervision of credit rating agencies and trade repositories- 2015 annual report and 2016 work plan. , Report PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority’s (ESMA) annual report and work programme has been prepared according to Article 21 of Regulation 1060/2009 on credit rating agencies as amended (the CRA Regulation) and Article 85 of Regulation 648/2012 on OTC derivatives, central counterparties and trade repositories (EMIR). It highlights the direct supervisory activities carried out by ESMA during 2015 regarding credit rating agencies (CRAs) and trade repositories (TRs) and outlines ESMA’s main priorities in these areas for 2016.

ESMA adopts a risk-based approach to the supervision of CRAs and TRs in accordance with its overall objectives of promoting financial stability and orderly markets and enhancing investor protection. This risk-based approach requires the analysis of information from a variety of sources and the application of multiple supervisory tools including day-to-day supervision, cycle of engagement meetings with supervised entities, on-site inspections and dedicated investigations.

In order to build on the expertise that ESMA has developed through its supervision of CRAs and TRs, ESMA created a single Supervision Department in November 2015. ESMA intends to draw on the best practices identified from the supervision of both types of entity to further enhance its supervisory effectiveness in future.

05/02/2016 2016/247 ESMA to focus on governance, strategy, data and fees in 2016 supervision , , Press Release PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has today published its 2016 supervisory priorities for credit rating agencies (CRAs) and trade repositories (TRs), as well as its annual report summarising the key supervisory work and actions undertaken during 2015.

2016 Supervisory Priorities

ESMA has seen a number of changes in the CRA and TR industries during 2015, with new applicants for registration in both sectors, and current authorised entities seeking to develop their businesses. This has included CRAs providing credit ratings on new asset classes or in new geographic areas, and TRs offering trade reporting services for other instrument types.

ESMA identifies its supervisory priorities on the basis of risk assessment exercises conducted throughout the year. In 2015 these identified high levels of governance and strategy risk, and operational risk in the CRA industry and high levels of risk associated with TRs’ data and systems. Therefore, in 2016 ESMA will focus its supervisory activities on:

  • CRA governance and strategy and the quality of credit ratings;
  • TR data quality and data access;
  • Fees charged and information security for all supervised entities.

Steven Maijoor, ESMA Chair, said:

“The credit rating and trade repository industries continue to evolve and develop. We are receiving new applications for registration and existing entities are seeking to develop their businesses by expanding into new areas. ESMA supports these developments where they contribute to the maintenance of stable and orderly financial markets.

“For this reason, in 2016 ESMA will focus its work on the quality of the services being provided by supervised entities. This means we will concentrate on issues surrounding CRA governance, strategy and ratings quality, along with data quality and access to TRs’ data with a broad focus on the fee structures and information security in both industries.”

2015 Annual Supervisory Review – CRAs and TRs

In 2015, following its risk-based approach, ESMA focused its supervisory efforts on CRAs’ governance, risk management and internal decision making and on CRAs’ business development processes. Some notable achievements were:

  • investigating the techniques being applied to validate credit rating methodologies by some CRAs and using the differences identified to encourage industry-wide debate about appropriate validation standards;
  • conducting an IT risk assessment which identified that CRAs are facing serious risks in several areas including IT operations and information security;
  • investigating the process of issuing credit ratings followed by one CRA and raising concerns about the preparation of issue ratings, the workloads of credit rating analysts and their involvement in the provision of ancillary services; and
  • concluding an enforcement case against DBRS Ratings Ltd for internal control failings and imposing a €30,000 fine for past record-keeping breaches. The case highlighted the need for CRAs to establish clear decision-making procedures, organisational structures and effective compliance functions.

The key risks TR supervision focused on in 2015 related to the quality of TRs’ data, access to data held by TRs and the operation and performance of TRs’ systems. In 2015, ESMA continued working with TRs to implement the data quality action plan established in September 2014 including:

  • harmonising TRs’ data validation;
  • monitoring the inter-TR reconciliation process; and
  • ensuring the harmonisation of the aggregate data made available on TRs’ websites.

ESMA has also been monitoring National Competent Authorities’ (NCAs) access to TR data. It has entered into a number of Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) to help third country regulatory authorities access TR data and is developing an IT system to allow NCAs to submit data queries through a centralised web portal.

08/02/2016 2016/268 Opinion on equivalence of Turkish prospectus regime Opinion PDF
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11/02/2016 2016/214 ToR OWG Prospectus Reference PDF
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