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Support to e-agriculture in Azerbaijan: innovative and effective agricultural policy management for higher productivity and competitiveness

Den Europæiske Union | Published November 28, 2015
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Support to e-agriculture in Azerbaijan: innovative and effective agricultural policy management for higher productivity and competitiveness

Azeri Agricultural Finance Facility (AzAFF): Technical Co-operation Program

 | Published January 30, 2015  -  Deadline February 27, 2015
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Assignment Background: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the EBRD or the Bank) is launching the Azerbaijan Agricultural Finance Facility (AzAFF) or the Facility) to support the current drive to develop agriculture in the country. This is in line with its strategy to help promote market-driven economic diversification, including a special emphasis on the agricultural sector and support to local banks in developing their capacity to increase agrilending. In 2014, the Bank commissioned a diagnostic study on the Azerbaijan agricultural sector and assessment of the opportunities for increasing micro, small and medium-sized enterprises’ (MSMEs’) access to finance. Despite various persisting bottlenecks and issues, a promising combination of factors has the potential to make agriculture a strong backbone of the national economy. In absolute terms, the agricultural sector in Azerbaijan has grown at an average annual rate of 13.1% from 2005 to 2013. Despite this growth, the relative share of agriculture in the overall economy has continued to decline, mainly due to faster growth observed in the oil and gas sector. The Bank will provide credit lines up to a maximum of USD 40 million in total to eligible Participating Financial Institutions (PFIs) for on-lending to farmers and other entities in the agricultural sector. It is envisaged that the Facility will be combined with a portfolio-based, risk-sharing mechanism and a capacity building technical cooperation (TC) programme for PFIs, with links to the EBRD’s Small Business Support (SBS) programme, to increase the direct impact of the Facility. It is expected that ca. 6 banks will participate in the Facility. Assignment Scope: The Bank wishes to engage a Consultant to provide specialist consultancy services in various aspects of agrilending to eligible PFIs and selected entities with agriculture as a focus. This will include the design of robust credit products tailored to agricultural seasonal finance as well as a general upgrading of skills across the sector. The components of the TC assignment shall include: PFIs: Tailored TC interventions aimed at sustainable credit mechanisms to enable PFIs to develop and deliver financial products and services tailored to farmers and other entities with agriculture as a focus – Institutional capacity building. Services shall include: (i) Develop and implement comprehensive organisational capacity building measures and agricultural lending skills, procedures and strategies tailored to the needs of PFIs; (ii) Develop, test and deliver new agrilending products specifically tailored to the target group and optimize existing products; (iii) Introduce innovative financing schemes and delivery channels; (iv) Provide training and coaching (including train-the-trainer) to specifically address the target group needs and with a view to ensuring the sustainability of the training process; (v) Assist PFIs in marketing and outreach to the target group. Sub-borrowers: Training and advisory services will be provided as follows: (i) Financial literacy training to farmers concentrated in the regions with the highest agricultural potential; (ii) Workshops to introduce advanced farming techniques and international best practices in selected sub-sectors in regions with specialization in those sub-sectors; (iii) Specific technical assistance to selected eligible recipients of agricultural loans above AZN 300k. The Consultant will also be expected to: (i) Facilitate activities between PFIs and SBS during which referral services will be provided to farmers and other entities and implement other measures to ensure synergies between stakeholders; (ii) Provide general Programme management support functions, including risk sharing claims and administration functions, visibility measures and consolidated reporting. Status of Selection Process: Interested firms or groups of firms are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest. Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in April 2015, and have an estimated duration of 36 months. Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 1,600,000 (exclusive of VAT). Subject to availability of funding, the performance of the selected Consultant and the specific needs of the Bank, the Assignment may be extended beyond the current scope. The consultant must determine whether any VAT would be chargeable on the services and the basis for that determination, without taking into consideration the Bank's special status as an IFI and state this to the Bank in their response to the Invitation for Expressions of Interest. To the extent that a consultant incurs input VAT on goods and services purchased in connection with the provision of services (e.g. VAT on airline ticket) which is not otherwise recoverable by the consultant from the local tax authority, the gross cost to the consultant of such expenses shall be treated as a reimbursable expense. Funding Source: The expected source of funding for the Assignment is the European Neighbourhood Investment Facility (EU NIF). The Assignment may be extended beyond the current scope subject to the availability of funding, the performance of the selected Consultant and the specific needs of the Bank. Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions. Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant should be a firm or a consortium of firms with: - Proven, substantial and a strong track record in the development and implementation of agricultural lending; - Ability to implement multi-faceted TC projects of similar size, complexity and duration; - Demonstrable skills and abilities to work particularly with farmers and other agricultural entities through banks and directly; - Experience in the design and marketing of tailored agricultural loan products; - Experience in delivering training courses in agrilending; - Experience in use of credit scoring as a decision-making tool; - Experience of developing value chains and value chain finance; - Access to technical agronomic expertise; - Experience of cooperative and other group type lending; - Relevant experience in implementation of agricultural lending in emerging markets and similar operating environments; - Team members’ fluency in Russian and/or Azeri. An office presence in Azerbaijan will be required for the whole duration of the Assignment. It is expected that the Consultant’s team of key experts will consist of the following key experts: Key Expert 1: Project Manager: Proven track record (at least 10 years) in successfully managing the implementation of Agricultural MSME lending schemes at commercial banks and microfinance institutions, including in managing multi country/complex programmes; excellent communication , training, presentation and linguistic skills; Proven experience in negotiating with third parties including banks, associations, ministries, regulatory authorities and other stakeholders on behalf of International Financial Institutions; proven track record in agricultural lending product development that addresses the gaps in terms of access to products/services; relevant language skills will constitute an advantage. Key Expert 2: International and Local Agrilending Expert(s) – Comprehensive experience in supporting the design and implementation of efficient and sustainable agricultural lending operations; ability to deliver intensive training and coaching programmes for local experts, loan officers and other banks staff in agricultural lending methodologies with a view to ensuring the sustainability of the training processes; Experience in designing a range of loan products tailored to various agricultural output and to different sizes of borrowers taking into consideration seasonality; experience in value chain finance; possession of analytical, facilitation and communications skills; relevant language skills will constitute an advantage. It is envisaged that the expert(s) will be directly liaising with PFIs on an ongoing basis. Key Expert 3: Agronomist(s) – Successful experience in implementation of modern agronomic techniques aimed at improving the efficiency and quality of the produce in the region; hands on international experience as an agronomist with a proven track record in successfully providing agronomic consultancy services and ability to provide a clear perspective for agricultural reform/diversification; This may include experience in training local agronomists; fostering contacts between research institutes, government departments and private farmers and other agricultural entities; rebuilding and restructuring of linkages (value chains) between agro-businesses and farmers, identifying potential Extension Service; conducting farm analysis, updating/developing technical cards (crop budgets), reviews of production mechanisms, as well as extension activities at service provider level. Key Expert 4: Senior IT & MIS Specialist - Practical experience in helping commercial banks in emerging markets. All experts should have at least five years’ experience in providing consultancy services to commercial banks in emerging markets and similar operating environments and in implementing Agricultural MSME lending schemes. Experts will be expected to be fluent in English. Local language skills will constitute a significant advantage. Any recent experience in the Azeri agricultural sector and/or in the region will constitute an advantage. Other sub sector specialists may form part of the assignment. Certain tasks may be outsourced (sub-contracted) to other firms/ specialists (specifically in regards to technical assistance to selected eligible recipients of large agricultural loans), but the lead firm shall remain the overall responsible party. Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of consulting firms, the information submitted should include the following: a) Brief overview of the firm/group of firms including company profile, organisation and staffing. b) Details of required experience of firm or group of firms and related assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contract value, contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, percentage carried out by consultant in case of association of firms or subcontracting, main activities, objectives; c) CVs of key experts who could carry out the Assignment detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments, particularly assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, main activities, objectives. d) Completed Consultant Declaration Form and Contact Sheet, the template for which is available from the following web-link: http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet.doc. The above information should not exceed 20 pages, excluding CVs and Consultant Declaration Form and Contact Sheet. The complete expression of interest (including CVs and Contact Sheet) shall be one file (pdf or Word), not exceeding 4MB, to be uploaded to eSelection. The EBRD reserves the right to reject applications of firms submitting more than one file. Only if the permissible file size is exceeded, the Consultant may split the expression of interest into further files. Expressions of interest shall be submitted in English through eSelection and not directly to the contact person given below, to reach the Bank not later than the closing date for submissions indicated above. Bank Contact Person: Mr Nicola Di Pietro Principal Advisor, Technical Cooperation Team European Bank for Reconstruction and Development One Exchange Square London EC2A 2JN Tel: +44 20 7338 6329 Fax: +44 20 7338 7451 E-mail: Pietron@ebrd.com Submissions should be sent through eSelection and NOT to this email address) Note: 1. Following this invitation for Expression of Interest, a short list of qualified consultants will be formally invited to submit proposals. Consultant selection and contracting will be subject to availability of funding. 2. Evaluation of the Expressions of Interest will be based on the following criteria and their respective weightings: a) Firm’s experience in successfully managing the implementation of Agricultural lending schemes at commercial banks, including in managing multi country/complex programmes and the development and marketing of financial products 25%; b) Firm’s experience in developing tailored agricultural loan products that addresses gaps in access to access to finance and services for farmers and other entities – 25%; c) Firm’s experience working in in emerging markets and similar operating environments. Experience in Azerbaijan/ Caucasus will constitute an advantage – 10%; d) CVs of key experts with relevant experience in agricultural lending as well as primary agriculture with successful implementation of modern techniques/ technologies aimed at improving productivity as well as quality of the produce. Local language skills will constitute an advantage – 40%.

ACIP - P122812

Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project | Published February 25, 2016  -  Deadline March 11, 2016
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Ta For Improvement Of Credit Mechanisms For Agribusiness The Governmentof Azerbaijan has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project,and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. The consulting services ("the Services")include support to the State Service on Management of Agricultural Projects and Credits (SSMAPC) in improvement of itsagricultural lending mechanisms and procedures. The State Service on Management of Agricultural Projects and Credits is the agencyof the Ministry of Agriculture responsible for evaluating, financing, organizing and controlling the implementation of theagricultural projects, as well as for the purpose of government support, providing the access of the individuals and legal entitiesto the concessional loans for agricultural activities by meansof authorized credit institutions using the funds from the statebudget and other eligible sources. The objective ofthe assignment is to (i) review the existing agricultural lending mechanisms in Azerbaijan and recommend new lending products andcredit mechanisms, and (ii) develop recommendations for strengthening the capacity of the SSMAPC and improvements of lendingmechanisms and operational procedures. The responsibilities of the consultingcompanyare: ·         Review andanalyze the existing agro-lending system and agriculture creditsupply mechanisms in Azerbaijan, make recommendations on theimprovement of the credit schemes and introduction of the new lending productsin agriculture based on good international practices.The new products would include value chain financing products, such as contract farming, transaction finance, warehouse receiptsystem and other products as the Consultant shall have determined their relevance in the Azerbaijan context. ·         Review the existing Charter, regulations and operational procedures of SSMAPC, and develop recommendations forstrengthening capacity of the SSMAPC. This would include recommendations on improvement of Charter, lending procedures, andmonitoring and IT systems of the SSMAPC. The Consultant will also review risk management mechanisms both at the level of theparticipating banks and sub-borrowers and develop recommendations for improvements of the loan portfolio monitoring system toreduce the loan repayment risks. The Agricultural CompetitivenessImprovement Project now inviteseligible consulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services.Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experienceto perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria are: ·        Experience in (i) assessment of agricultural lending systems and mechanisms; (ii) development of new financial productsspecifically tailored to agriculture needs; (iii) operations of wholesale lending agencies, including the agencies implementing thestate budget credit lines; ·        Availability of adequate staff, including agricultural finance experts, financial sector development specialist, legal andIT specialist. The attention of interestedConsultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 ofthe World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loansand IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers January 2011 edition Revised July2014  ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy onconflict of interest. Consultants may associate withother firms in the form of a joint venture or a subconsultancy to enhance their qualifications. A Consultant will be selected inaccordance with the CQS Selection Based on Consultant's Qualification method set out in the ConsultantGuidelines. Further information can beobtained at the address below during office hours from 0900 to 1800. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written formto the address below (in person, by mail or by e-mail) by March 11, 2016. State Serviceon Management of Agricultural Projects and Credits under the Ministry of Agriculture / Agricultural Competitiveness ImprovementProject AnarAzimov Project director 80, U. Hajibeyli Str., Government House, Room 801 Baku AZ1016,Azerbaijan Tel: +99412 4937108 E-mail:aazimov@office.az copy tojalala_2000@hotmail.com, pervaneismayilova82@gmail.com

ACIP - P122812

Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project under SAAC | Published June 2, 2015  -  Deadline June 30, 2015
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Serosurvey Equipment And Reagents For Zonal Vet Labs Invitation for Bids The Republic ofAzerbaijan Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project Loan No: 8286-Az Contract Title: Serosurvey equipment and reagents for zonal vetlabs ReferenceNo. (as per Procurement Plan): A3/G-5 1.         The Ministry of Agriculture of Azerbaijan Republic has receivedfinancingfrom the World Bank toward the cost of theAgricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds toward payments under the contract forserosurvey equipment and reagents for zonal vet labs. This contract will be jointly financed by the Republic of Azerbaijan. Biddingprocess will be governed by The World Bank's rules and procedures. 2. The State Agency onAgricultural Credits under the Ministry of Agriculture/Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project, an implementing agency, now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for serosurveyequipment and reagents for Azerbaijan Republic Veterinary Laboratory, 11 Zone Veterinary Laboratory andregions. Delivery period is 40days. Post-qualification requirements: (a)    If Bidder is Manufacturer: (i)     Financial Capability i.         TheBidder shall furnishdocumentary evidence that it meets the followingfinancialrequirement(s): The average annual turnover of the bidder for the last three years(2012 ?2013 ? 2014) must exceed US$ 1,500,000 or equivalent ii.         The averages of cash and cash equivalents atthe beginning and end of year are positive in the last three years (2012 ? 2013 ? 2014). iii.         The listed requirements would apply to partnersof the Joint Venture cumulatively. In addition, all members of the Joint Venture should have experience in required technical areaand each member of the Joint Venture should fulfill at least 25% of required turnover. (ii)     Experience andTechnical Capacity TheBidder shall furnish documentary evidence to demonstrate that it meets the following experiencerequirement(s): During the past three(3) years, the Bidder must have completed at leasttwo (2) successful contracts involving the supply of serosurvey equipment andreagents. Note:For Joint Ventures, listed requirements would apply to partners ofthe Joint Venture cumulatively. In addition, all members of theJointVenture should have experience in required technical area and each member of the Joint Venture should fulfill at least 25 % ofrequired turnover. (iii)   Documentary Evidence TheBidder shall furnish documentary evidence to demonstrate that the Goods it offers meet the following usage requirement: ·        Electrical equipment must meet the requirements of existing electric supply system of Azerbaijan; ·        All goods must fit for purpose ? i.e. conform to required technical specifications specified in Section VII.Schedule of Requirements, Technical Specifications. (b)    If Bidder is not manufacturer: If a Bidder is not a manufacturer, but is offering the Goods on behalf of the Manufacturerunder Manufacturer's Authorization Form (SectionIV, Bidding Forms), the Manufacturer shall demonstrate the above qualifications(i), (ii), (iii) and the Bidder shall demonstrate that it has successfully completed at least 2 contracts of serosurveyequipment and reagents goods in the past 5 years. 3.         Bidding will be conducted through the International Competitive Bidding procedures as specified in the World Bank'sGuidelines: Procurement of Goods, Works, andNon-Consulting Services under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants January 2011 Revised July 2014 ("Procurement Guidelines"), and is open toalleligible bidders as defined in the Procurement Guidelines. In addition, please refer to paragraphs 1.6 and 1.7 setting forth theWorld Bank's policy on conflict of interest. 4.         Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from The State Agency on Agricultural Credits under the Ministry of Agriculture/AgriculturalCompetitivenessImprovement Project PMU, Procurement Assistant/Analyst Ms. Parvana Ismailova, pervaneismayilova82@gmail.com and inspect thebidding documents during office hours  09.00to 17.00 at the address given below. 5.         A complete set of bidding documents in English may be purchased by interested eligible bidders upon the submission of awritten application to the address below and upon payment of a nonrefundable fee of 150 USD or 158 AZN. The method of payment willbe bank transfer or direct deposit to the specified account number. The document will be sent by airmail for overseas delivery and surface mail or courier for local delivery. Beneficiary's bank: International Bank of Azerbaijan Open Joint Stock Company Premier Customer Services Branch S.W.I.F.T: IBAZAZ2X Bank Code: 805250 Bank's Tax Code: 9900001881 Corr. acc: AZ03NABZ01350100000000002944 with Central Bank of Azerbaijan(for payments in AZN) Corr. acc: 36083186 with Citibank N.A, NewYork, NY; SWIFT code: CITIUS33XX (for payments in USD) Beneficiary's Account: AZN-AZ03IBAZ38090069449330335120 USD-AZ73IBAZ38190078409330335120 6.         Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before 15.00 local time, 30 June 2015. Electronic bidding will notbe permitted. Late bidswill be rejected. Bids will be publicly opened in the presence of the bidders' designated representatives and anyone who choose toattend at the address below on 15.00 local time, 30 June 2015. 7.         All bids must be accompanied bya BidSecurity of USD 15,000. 8.        The address(es) referred toabove is(are): State Agency on Agricultural Credits under the Ministry of Agriculture of AzerbaijanRepublic 8th floor, room803 Attn: Mr. Zaur Aliyev Deputy Director General ofState Agency on Agricultural Credits under the Ministry of Agriculture ofAzerbaijan 80, U. Hajibeyli Str., Government House AZ1000, Baku, Azerbaijan Tel: (+99412) 4937108 Web site: www.agro.gov.az

ACIP - P122812

Project Management Unit/Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project | Published November 27, 2015  -  Deadline December 14, 2015
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Supply Chain Development Specialist Azerbaijan Republic Agricultural Competitiveness ImprovementProject Loan No.8286-AZ Assignment Title: Supply Chain Development Specialist Reference No. B1/CS-4 The Government of Azerbaijan has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost ofthe Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project ("the Project"), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consultingservices. The objective of the Project is tofacilitate the access ofagricultural producers to markets by strengthening sanitary and phytosanitary services, enhancing selected value chains andproviding financial services to agribusiness enterprises. The Project would facilitate development of selected high-value chains through a series of activities and interventionstargeted at key constraints in the functioning of marketing chains of agricultural commodities. The consulting services ("the Services") to be provided by Supply Chain DevelopmentSpecialist include technical assistance to the established Value Chain Development Secretariat (VCDS) in overall managementand implementation of agribusiness value chain development sub-component of the Project. This includes: (i) supervising theactivities and monitoring of performance of the Service Providers recruited by the Project for establishing the productivepartnerships and preparing the value chain development sub-project; (ii)  close monitoring of the progress with establishing the productive partnerships inthe selected value chains; (iii) hands-on support to the VCDS with evaluation of the sub-project proposals and monitoring andassessment of sub-project results; (iv) developing recommendations for improvement of organizational and implementation proceduresfor selecting value chains, establishing partnerships and implementation of value chain sub-projects; and (v) support the VCDS in their advisory role. It is estimated that a total input of 10months with possibility of extension will be required, deployed in several missions on site during the period of January2016 -September 2018. The AgriculturalCompetitiveness Improvement Project now inviteseligible individual consultants ("Consultants") to indicate their interest inproviding the Services. Interested Consultants should provideinformation demonstrating that they have the required qualificationsand relevant experience to perform the Services. Key qualification requirements under this assignment are: - High education in agriculture or agribusiness related fields or alternatively highereducation in a related fields such as business management, finance, marketing, economics with substantial field experience insupport to the development agricultural supply chains; - Over 10 years' experience in agriculture, food supply chain development anddelivery of training programs to farmers andagribusinesses; - Excellent command of English (writtenand spoken); - Experience in private sector agricultural  supply chains; - Previous experience of working in the region /country would be an asset. The attention of interestedConsultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans andIDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers edition January 2011 revised July 2014 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forththe World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Selection of Individual Consultant methodset out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the address below during officehours from 09:00 to 18:00. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to theaddress below (in person, by mail or bye-mail) by December 14, 2015, 18.00 local time. Project ManagementUnit/Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project State Service onManagement of Agricultural Projects and Credits under the Ministry of Agriculture Zaur Aliyev, Deputy Chief 80, U.Hajibeyli Str., Government House, Room 803 Baku AZ1016,Azerbaijan Tel: +994124937108 Email: z.a.aliyev@hotmail.com, pervaneismayilova82@gmail.com,jalala_2000@hotmail.com

RURAL INVSMT (AZRIP) 2 - P122944

State Agency on Agricultural Credits | Published May 18, 2015  -  Deadline June 1, 2015
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Selection Of Consultant On Participatory Rapid Assessment(pra) Tools And Techniques Country: Azerbaijan Project: SECOND RURAL INVESTMENT PROJECT Financing: World Bank Abstract: SELECTION OF CONSULTANT ON PARTICIPATORY RURAL APPRAISAL (PRA) TOOLS ANDTECHNIQUES Sector: Consultancy Loan/Credit Number: Loan No. 8304-AZ, Project ID No. P122944 Deadline:                     June1, 2015 This request for expressions of interest follows thegeneral procurement notice that appeared in UN Development Business No. WB430-04/12 of 30 April 2012. The Government of Azerbaijan Republic has receivedcredit from the International Bankfor Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) toward the cost of the Second Azerbaijan RuralInvestment Project, and it intends to apply the credit proceeds to payments under the contract on consultancy for ParticipatoryRural Appraisal Tools and Techniques. The purpose of the consultancy is toprovide skill enhancement opportunities to relevant AzRIP 2 staff involved inthe day to day work of working withcommunities in realizing various project scopes to be able to effectively undertake proper community mobilization and training. Theconsultancy will equip them for implementation andutilization of PRA tools for effectively developing the Community Strategic Plan. Selection of the individual consultant will be conductedthrough the Individual Consultant (IC) selection method specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment ofConsultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers, January 2011, and is open to all individualsfrom Eligible Source Countries as defined in the guidelines. Interested individualsshould have at least the following experience andqualifications: ·         Advanced degree preferably within the area ofsocial or ruraldevelopment; ·         Demonstrated competence and expertise in Community DrivenDevelopment; ·         Proven ten years of experience in conducting PRA consultancies and community clusterdevelopment; ·         Previous experience in working with conflict affected and displacedpopulations; ·         Previous experience in Europe and Central Asia and knowledge of Azeri or Russian languageswould be an added advantage. The State Service on Managementof Agricultural Projects andCredits under the Ministry of Agriculture invites the eligible individual consultants to indicate theirinterest in providing the below described services. Interested consultants must provide their CVs and other related documentsindicating that they are qualified to conduct this assignment. Expressions of interest must be delivered to the addressbelow by June 1, 2015 Contact: Attn: Mrs. Aybeniz Hajiyeva-Isgandarova/Procurement Manager Second AzerbaijanRural Investment Project(AzRIP-2) State Service on Management of Agricultural Projects and Credits under the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic ofAzerbaijan 84,U. Hadjibayov str., Government House, room 848, Tel.(+99412) 98 10 89, Fax:  (+99412) 93 48 13 E-mail: aybeniz@azrip.org www.azrip.org, www.azrip.net Notice Number: UNDB Print Edition: Posted Online:

ACIP - P122812

State Service on Management of Agricultural Projects and Credits under the MOA | Published September 15, 2015  -  Deadline October 16, 2015
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Rev-1 Ocular Vaccines For Sheep Invitation for Bids Republic ofAzerbaijan AgriculturalCompetitiveness Improvement Project LoanNo.: 8286AZ Contract Title: Rev-1ocular vaccines for sheep Reference No. (as perProcurement Plan): A3/G-6 1.         The Republic of Azerbaijan has receivedfinancing from the World Banktoward the cost of the AgriculturalCompetitiveness Improvement Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds toward payments under the contract forSupply of Rev-1 ocular vaccines for sheep. 2.         The State Service on Management of Agricultural Projects and Credits under the Ministryof Agriculture of the Republic of Azerbaijan/AgriculturalCompetitiveness Improvement Project now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for: Goods:                  Rev-1 ocularvaccines for sheep ? 6,500,000 doses and a sampleof 500 doses for registration of vaccines in Azerbaijan Final destination: State VeterinarySupply Union of the State Veterinary Control Service under the Ministry of Agriculture of theRepublic of Azerbaijan, Baku,Azerbaijan for the main package of 6.5 mln doses State Veterinary Control Service under the Ministry ofAgriculture of the Republic of Azerbaijan for a sample of 500 doses (for registration purposes). Delivery period:    30-60 days from the contract signing date for 6.5mln doses and 5 days from the contract signingdate for a sample of 500 doses (for registration purposes). Qualification: For Bidders thatmanufactures or otherwise produces the goods the requirements are: (a)        the Bidder is incorporated in the country ofmanufacture of the Goods; (b)        has been licensed by the regulatory authorityin the country of manufacture to supply the Goods; (c)        has manufactured and marketed the specific goods covered bythis Bidding Document, for at least two (2) years, and for similar Goods for at least five (5) years; (d)       has received a satisfactory GMP inspectioncertificate from the regulatory authority (RA) in the country of manufacture of the goods and has demonstrated compliance withthequality standards during the past two years prior to bid submission (e)        has received a quality control certificate fromOIE reference laboratory certifying that the vaccines meet the international standards according to OIE guidelines (OIE Terrestrial Manual 2009, Chapter 2.7.2,Para C2, Brucella melitensis strain Rev1 Vaccine) For Bidder offering to supplyGoods under the Contract that the Bidder does not manufacture or otherwise produce the requirement is (a)        that the Bidder has been duly authorized by amanufacturer of the Goods that meets the criteria under (i) above to supply the Goods in the Purchaser's country 3.         Bidding will be conducted throughthe International Competitive Biddingprocedures as specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement of Goods, Works and Non-Consulting Services under IBRD Loans andIDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers  January 2011 Revised July 2014 ("Procurement Guidelines"), and is open to all eligiblebidders as defined in the Procurement Guidelines. 4.         Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from The StateService on Management of Agricultural Projects and Credits under the Ministry of Agriculture of theRepublic ofAzerbaijan/Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project, Mr. Zaur Aliyev, z.a.aliyev@hotmail.com; jalala_2000@hotmail.com; pervaneismayilova82@gmail.com, and inspect thebidding documents during office hours from 09.00 to 17.00 at the address given below. 5.         A complete set of bidding documents in Englishmay be purchased by interested eligible bidders upon the submission of a written application to the address below and upon paymentof a nonrefundable fee of 150 USD or 158 AZN. The method of payment will be bank transfer or direct deposit to the specifiedaccount number. The document will be sent by airmail for overseas delivery and surface mail or courier for localdelivery. Beneficiary's bank: International Bank of Azerbaijan Open Joint StockCompany Premier Customer Services Branch S.W.I.F.T: IBAZAZ2X Bank Code: 805250 Bank's Tax Code: 9900001881 Corr. acc: AZ03NABZ01350100000000002944 with CentralBank ofAzerbaijan (for payments in AZN) Corr. acc: 36083186 withCitibank N.A, New York, NY; SWIFT code:CITIUS33XX (for payments in USD) Beneficiary's Account:  AZN-AZ03IBAZ38090069449330335120 USD-AZ73IBAZ38190078409330335120 6.         Bids must be delivered to the address below onor before 15:00 local time, 16 October2015.Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be publicly opened in the presence of the bidders' designated representatives andanyone who choose to attend at the address below on 15:00 local time, 16 October 2015. 7.         All bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security of 27,500 USD. 8.        The address(es) referred toabove is(are): The State Service on Management of AgriculturalProjects and Credits under the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Azerbaijan/Agricultural Competitiveness ImprovementProject For submission of bids: 8th floor, room 803 For opening of bids: 8th floor, room 817 Attn: Mr. Zaur Aliyev Deputy Chief ofState Service on Management of Agricultural Projects and Credits under the Ministry ofAgriculture of Azerbaijan 80, U. Hajibeyli Str., Government House AZ1000, Baku, Azerbaijan Tel: (+99412) 4937108 Web site: www.agro.gov.az

ACIP - P122812

Agricultural Competitiveness Imrpvement Project | Published September 9, 2016  -  Deadline October 25, 2016
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Equipment For Upgrading Regional Seed Laboratories Invitation for Bids The Republic ofAzerbaijan Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project Loan No: 8286-Az Contract Title: Equipment forupgrading regional seed laboratories Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): B2/G-6 1. The Ministry of Agriculture of Azerbaijan Republic has receivedfinancing from theWorld Bank toward the cost of the Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project, and intends to apply part of the proceedstoward payments under the contract for procurement of equipment for upgrading regional seed laboratories. This contract will bejointly financed by the Republic of Azerbaijan. Bidding process will be governed by The World Bank's rules andprocedures. 2. The State Service on Management of AgriculturalProjects and Credits under the Ministry of Agriculture/Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project now invites sealed bidsfrom eligible bidders for equipment for upgrading regional seed laboratories: sample spears, seed sample dividers, balances, germination cabinets, germination rooms,laboratory dishes, respiratory masks, dysposable syringes etc. Delivery period is three (2) months following the dateof effectiveness the Contract. Delivery will be to RegionalSeed Certification Laboratories located in Guba, Shamakhi, Salyan, Lenkaran, Sabirabad, Ujar, Barda, Goygol, Tovuz(Azerbaijan). Post-qualification requirements: (a)     If Bidder is Manufacturer: (i)      Financial Capability i.      The Bidder shall furnish documentaryevidence that it meets the following financial requirement(s): Theaverage annual turnover of the bidder for the last three years (2013 ?2014 ? 2015) must exceed US$ 2 mln orequivalent ii.      The averages of cash and cash equivalents atthe beginning and end of year are positive in the last three years (2013 ? 2014 ? 2015). iii.      The listed requirements would apply to partnersof the Joint Venture cumulatively. In addition, all members of the Joint Venture should have experience in required technical areaand each member of the Joint Venture should fulfill at least 25% of required turnover. (ii)     Experience and TechnicalCapacity The Bidder shallfurnish documentary evidence to demonstrate that it meets the following experience requirement(s): During the pastthree (3) years, the Bidder must have completed at leasttwo (2) successful contracts involving the supply of equipment for seedlaboratories. Note: For JointVentures, listed requirements would apply to partners ofthe Joint Venture cumulatively. In addition, all members of theJointVenture should have experience in required technical area and each member of the Joint Venture should fulfill at least 25 % ofrequired turnover. Documentary Evidence The Bidder shallfurnish documentary evidence to demonstrate that the Goods it offers meet the following usage requirement: ·       Electricalequipment must meet the requirements of existing electric supply system of Azerbaijan; ·       All goods must fit for purpose ?i.e. conform to required technical specifications specified in Section VII. Schedule of Requirements, TechnicalSpecifications. (a)         If Bidder is not manufacturer: If a Bidder is not a manufacturer, but is offering the Goods on behalfof the Manufacturer under Manufacturer's Authorization Form (Section IV, Bidding Forms), the Manufacturer shall demonstrate theabove qualifications (i), (ii), (iii) and the Bidder shall demonstrate that it has successfully completed at least 1 (one) contractfor supply of laboratory equipment of similar nature in the past 5 (five) years 3.         Bidding will be conducted through theInternational Competitive Bidding procedures as specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement of Goods, Works, andNon-Consulting Services under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants January 2011 Revised July 2014 ("ProcurementGuidelines"), and is open to all eligible bidders asdefined in the Procurement Guidelines. In addition, please refer to paragraphs1.6 and 1.7 setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. 4.         Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from The StateService on Management of Agricultural Projects and Credits under the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic ofAzerbaijan/Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project, Mr. Anar Azimov, anarazim@gmail.com; aazimov@office.az; jalala_2000@hotmail.com; pervaneismayilova82@gmail.com, and inspect the bidding documents during office hours from09.00 to 17.00  at the address given below. 5.         A complete set of bidding documents in Englishmay be purchased by interested eligible bidders upon the submission of awritten application to the address below and upon paymentof a nonrefundable fee of 150 USD or 225 AZN. The method of payment will be bank transfer or direct deposit to the specifiedaccount number. The document will be sent by airmail for overseas delivery and surface mail or courier for local delivery. Beneficiary: State Service onManagement of Agricultural Projects and Credits/ ACIP Beneficiary's Tax Code:1700428481 Beneficiary'sbank: International Bank of AzerbaijanOpen Joint Stock Company Premier Customer ServicesBranch S.W.I.F.T:IBAZAZ2X Bank Code:805250 Bank's Tax Code:9900001881 Corr. acc:AZ03NABZ01350100000000002944 with Central Bank of Azerbaijan (for AZN) Corr. acc: 36083186 with Citibank N.A, New York, NY;SWIFT code: CITIUS33XX (for USD) Beneficiary's Account: AZN-AZ03IBAZ38090069449330335120 USD-AZ73IBAZ38190078409330335120 6.        Bids must bedelivered to the address below on or before 15:00 local time, October 25, 2016.Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be publicly opened in the presence of the bidders'designated representatives and anyone who choose to attend at the address below on15:00 local time, October 25, 2016. 7.        All bids mustbe accompanied by a Bid Security of:9000USD 8.         The address referred to above is: The State Service on Management of Agricultural Projects and Credits under the Ministry ofAgriculture of the Republic of Azerbaijan/Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project For submission of bids: 8th floor, room801 For opening of bids: 8th floor, room817 Attn: Mr. Anar Azimov Project Director 80, U. Hajibeyli Str., Government House AZ1000, Baku,Azerbaijan Tel: (+99412) 4937108 Email: anarazim@gmail.com; aazimov@office.az;  jalala_2000@hotmail.com; pervaneismayilova82@gmail.com Web site: www.agro.gov.az

ACIP - P122812

Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project | Published June 20, 2016  -  Deadline August 2, 2016
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Equipment For Azerbaijan Scientific Research Institute On Crop Husbandry And Plant Variety Development, And Its Regional Stations Invitation for Bids The Republic ofAzerbaijan Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project Loan No: 8286-Az Contract Title: Equipment for Azerbaijan Scientific Research Institute on Crop Husbandry andPlantVariety Development, and its regional stations Lot 1:Research Equipment for ASRICHPVD stations - B2/G-2a Lot 2:Equipment for Grain Quality Laboratory  - B2/G-2b Lot 3:Seed processing equipment for ASRICHPVD stations - B2/G-2c Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): B2/G-2 1.         The Ministry of Agriculture ofAzerbaijan Republic has receivedfinancing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Agricultural CompetitivenessImprovementProject, and intends to apply part of the proceeds toward payments under the contract for Equipment for Azerbaijan Scientific Research Institute on Crop Husbandryand Plant Variety Development (ASRICHPVD), Equipment for Grain Quality Laboratory, and Seed Processing Equipment for SeedProduction Stations of ASRICHPVD. This contract will be jointly financed by the Republic of Azerbaijan. Bidding process will begoverned by The World Bank's rules and procedures. 1.                 The State Service on Management of AgriculturalProjects and Credits under the Ministry of Agriculture/Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project now invites sealed bidsfrom eligible bidders for ResearchEquipment for ASRICHPVD stations, Equipment for Grain Quality Laboratory, and Seed Processing Equipment for SeedProductionStations of ASRICHPVD. Delivery period is three (3) months following the dateof effectiveness the Contract. Post-qualification requirements: (a)     If Bidder is Manufacturer: (i)      Financial Capability i.      The Bidder shall furnish documentaryevidence that it meets the following financial requirement(s): Theaverage annual turnover of the bidder for the last three years (2013 ?2014 ? 2015) must exceed US$ 2 mln orequivalent ii.      The averages of cash and cash equivalents atthe beginning and end of year are positive in the last three years (2013 ? 2014 ? 2015). iii.           The listed requirements would apply to partnersof the Joint Venture cumulatively. In addition, all members of the Joint Venture should have experience in required technical areaand each member of the Joint Venture should fulfill at least 25% of required turnover. (ii)     Experience and TechnicalCapacity The Bidder shallfurnish documentary evidence to demonstrate that it meets the following experience requirement(s): During the pastthree (3) years, the Bidder must have completed at leasttwo (2) successful contracts involving the supply of grain quality labequipment and seed processing equipment. Note: For JointVentures, listed requirements would apply to partners ofthe Joint Venture cumulatively. In addition, all members of theJointVenture should have experience in required technical area and each member of the Joint Venture should fulfill at least 25 % ofrequired turnover. Documentary Evidence The Bidder shallfurnish documentary evidence to demonstrate that the Goods it offers meet the following usage requirement: ·        Electrical equipment must meet the requirements of existing electricsupply system of Azerbaijan; ·        All goods must fit for purpose ? i.e. conform to required technical specificationsspecified in Section VII. Schedule of Requirements, Technical Specifications. (a)         If Bidder is not manufacturer: If a Bidder is not a manufacturer, but is offering the Goods on behalfof the Manufacturer under Manufacturer's Authorization Form (Section IV, Bidding Forms), the Manufacturer shall demonstrate theabove qualifications (i), (ii), (iii) and the Bidder shall demonstrate that it has successfully completed at least 1 contract ofsupply of grain quality lab and / or Seed Production/processinglines goodsin the past 5 years. 3.         Bidding will be conducted through theInternational Competitive Bidding procedures as specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement of Goods, Works, andNon-Consulting Services under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants January 2011 Revised July 2014 ("ProcurementGuidelines"), and is open to all eligible bidders asdefined in the Procurement Guidelines. In addition, please refer to paragraphs1.6 and 1.7 setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. 4.         Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from The StateService on Management of Agricultural Projects and Credits under the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic ofAzerbaijan/Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project, Mr. Anar Azimov, anarazim@gmail.com; aazimov@office.az;jalala_2000@hotmail.com;pervaneismayilova82@gmail.com, and inspect the bidding documentsduring office hours from 09.00 to 17.00  at the address given below. 5.         A complete set of bidding documents in Englishmay be purchased by interested eligible bidders upon the submission of awritten application to the address below and upon paymentof a nonrefundable fee of 150 USD or 225 AZN. The method of payment will be bank transfer or direct deposit to the specifiedaccount number. The document will be sent by airmail for overseas delivery and surface mail or courier for local delivery. Beneficiary'sbank: International Bank of AzerbaijanOpen Joint Stock Company Premier Customer ServicesBranch S.W.I.F.T:IBAZAZ2X Bank Code:805250 Bank's Tax Code:9900001881 Corr. acc:AZ03NABZ01350100000000002944 with Central Bank of Azerbaijan (for AZN) Corr. acc: 36083186 with Citibank N.A, New York, NY;SWIFT code: CITIUS33XX (for USD) Beneficiary's Account: AZN-AZ03IBAZ38090069449330335120 USD-AZ73IBAZ38190078409330335120 6.        Bids must bedelivered to the address below on or before 15:00 local time, August 2, 2016.Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be publicly opened in the presence of the bidders'designated representatives and anyone who choose to attend at the address below on 15:00 local time, August 2, 2016. 7.        All bids mustbe accompanied by a Bid Securityof: Lot 1: 9300USD Lot 2: 3300USD Lot 3: 6200USD 8.         The address referred to above is: The State Service on Management of Agricultural Projects and Credits under the Ministry ofAgriculture of the Republic of Azerbaijan/Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project For submission of bids: 8th floor, room801 For opening of bids: 8th floor, room817 Attn: Mr. Anar Azimov Project Director 80, U. Hajibeyli Str., Government House AZ1000, Baku,Azerbaijan Tel: (+99412) 4937108; Email: anarazim@gmail.com; aazimov@office.az;  jalala_2000@hotmail.com; pervaneismayilova82@gmail.com Web site: www.agro.gov.az

ACIP - P122812

State Agency for Agricultural Credits under the MOA | Published September 8, 2015  -  Deadline September 22, 2015
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Epidemiology Specialist REQUESTFOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Azerbaijan Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project Loan No. 8286-AZ Assignment Title:Epidemiology Specialist Reference No.A3/CS-11 The Government of Azerbaijan has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of theAgricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. The consulting services("the Services") include technicalassistance to the State Veterinary Control Services (SVCS) to improvethe national diseasesurveillance and monitoring system and optimize the efficiency of animal disease program. The Consultant will also support the SVCSand PMU of ACIP to implement a national program against brucellosis and assist in supervising and coordinating the activities ondevelopment of a strategic plan for establishing the animal identification and registration system. It is estimated that a totalinput offorty five (45) work/days will be required, deployed in 3-4missions on site during the period November 2015 ? November2016. The first mission for about 14 working days is scheduled for early November 2015 andthe second visit will take place in lateJanuary/beg of February 2016upon completion of countrywide serosurvey. The number of subsequent visits, their timing and mainfocus/outputs will be agreed with the Consultant during the first visit.   Interested consultants may obtain the ToR for the assignment from thefollowing email address: jalala_2000@hotmail.com. The Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project now invites eligible individualconsultants ("Consultants") to indicate their interest inproviding the Services. Interested Consultants should provide informationdemonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. Key qualificationrequirements under this assignment are: degree in Veterinary Medicine, post graduate Degree in Epidemiology; at least 15 years ofprofessional field experience; documented track record in designing/managing/implementing disease surveillance systems and/ordisease control/prevention/eradication programs; previous experience in combating Brucellosis will be an asset. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of theWorld Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment ofConsultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers January 2011 edition ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank'spolicy on conflict ofinterest. A consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultant method set out inthe Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours from 0900 to 1800. Expressions of interest must be delivered ina written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by e-mail) bySeptember 22, 2015. Project ManagementUnit/Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project State Service onManagement of Agricultural Projects and Credits under the Ministry of Agriculture Zaur Aliyev,Deputy Chief 80, U. HajibeyliStr., Government House, Room803 Baku AZ1000,Azerbaijan Tel: +99412 4937108 Email: z.a.aliyev@hotmail.com,jalala_2000@hotmail.com pervaneismayilova82@gmail.com

ACIP - P122812

State Agency for Agricultural Credits under the MOA | Published July 22, 2015  -  Deadline August 5, 2015
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Technical Assistance For Pest Diagnostic Lab Design REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OFINTEREST Azerbaijan Republic Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project Loan No. 8286-AZ Assignment Title: Technical Assistance for Pest Diagnostic Lab design Reference No. A2/CS-2 The Government ofAzerbaijan has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project, andintends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. The Project supports upgrading the State Phytosanitary Control Services (SPCS).TheSPCS is the national plant protection organization of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Under its mandate it is required to investigateand assess the quality and toxicology of pesticides and fertilizers.  In addition, it monitors and regulates the occurrence of residues of pesticides, fertilizers and mycotoxins inplants and products of plant origin. This requires the availability of reliable diagnostic capacity. Correlating to its functionsthe SPCShas two major central laboratories: Republican Toxicology and Quality ControlCenter (Toxicology Lab)Republican Quarantine Examination Center  (Pest Diagnostic Lab) The Quarantine Examination Center has the objective todiagnose plant pests in samples of imported or to be exported commodities in order to prevent the introduction and spread ofpotentially damaging pests. It also carries out tests on national products or plants to determine the presence of pests. Theobjective of the present assignment is to conduct analysis of the pets diagnostic laboratory and develop recommendations forupgrading the laboratory, including preparing the generic design for construction of new lab, technical specification for equipmentand identification of training needs. The Consultant servicesinclude: 1. Conducting an inventory and analysis of the existingstate of the pest diagnostic laboratory 2. Conducting analysis of the laboratory and neededcapacities for diagnostic protocols developed by EPPO orthe IPPC and with a view to satisfy the requirements for accreditationaccording to ISO 17025. In this analysis, special attention to the relationship between equipment, staffing levels and training,methods and procedures in the laboratory should be given; 3.   Making recommendations for upgrading the laboratory,including: ·        Providing a general pest diagnostic laboratory design for the construction ofthe new laboratory in consultation and close coordination  with the Consultant recruited for preparing the design ofthe Toxicology laboratory; ·        Prepare a list of the necessary lab equipment and consumables needed to fulfil the basicrequirements for testing according to diagnostic protocols developed by EPPO or the IPPC, and under consideration of the laboratoryequipment specified in the Standardsand Trade Development Facilitation (STDF)  projectSTDF/PG/316; Prepare technical specifications of the equipment andcontribute to the preparation of the bidding documents if required; ·        Identification of training needs for laboratorystaff and development of a training program forlab staff jointly with the SPCS and PMU 4.   Assisting the SPCSlaboratory in the identification and selection of some basic diagnostic field tests for quick on-sitechecks e.g. ready-to-use ELISA kits for viruses, fungietc. The Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project now inviteseligible individual consultants ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants shouldprovide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to performthe Services. The shortlisting criteria are: Advanced universitydegree in Agriculture/Crop Protection/Microbiology or related field; Over 10 year experience in pest diagnostic laboratories andmanagement;Previous experience with World Bank- funded projects and understanding of itsrequirements is preferable; Previous experience of working in the region/country would be an asset; Excellent written andspoken English; A goodknowledge and understanding of ISO 17025, EPPO and IPPC diagnostic protocols isessential. The attention ofinterested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits& Grants by World Bank Borrowers January 2011 edition, revised July 2014  ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. A Consultant will beselected in accordance with the Individual Consultancy method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the address belowduring office hours from 09:00 to 18:00. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written formto the address below (in person, by mailor by e-mail) by August 5, 2015. Project ManagementUnit/Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project State Agency onAgricultural Credits under the Ministry of Agriculture Zaur Aliyev,Deputy Director-General 80, U. Hajibeyli Str., Government House, Room801 Baku AZ1016,Azerbaijan Tel: +99412 4937108 Email: z.a.aliyev@hotmail.com,jalala_2000@hotmail.com pervaneismayilova82@gmail.com 80, U. HajibeyliStr., Government House, Room803 Baku AZ1000,Azerbaijan

REAL ESTATE REG. - P100582

Real Estate Registration project of Azerbaijan Republic | Published May 26, 2015  -  Deadline June 9, 2015
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Selection Of Individual International Consultantto Prepare Borrower?s Draft Completion Report For The Realestate Registration Project Republic of Azerbaijan State Committee for PropertyIssues State Service for the Registration ofReal Estate RealEstate Registration Project7435-AZ Selection of individual international consultant to Prepare Borrower's Draft Completion Report forthe Real Estate Registration Project Reference No.:RERP/CS/IC/PP#59D5/BCR The Government of Azerbaijan has received financing from the World Banktoward the cost of the Real EstateRegistration Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds of this loan for consultantservices. One of the ultimate objectives under this project is to ensure thatAzerbaijan has a reliable, transparent and efficient real estate registration system supporting the real property markets andsuitable systems for the management and use of state-owned real property. To implement this task The Project ManagementUnit of the Real EstateRegistration Project now invites eligible international individual consultants ("Consultant") to indicate their interest inproviding the Services with relevant experience. The consultant will be hired to provide technical assistance to the State Committee on PropertyIssues (SCPI) (the Client) in drafting the Borrower's Completion Report (BCR). The project assessment includes evaluating projectin terms of its performance against expected outcomes and results. The assessment will identifyexisting challenges; lessons learnedand will provide recommendationsthat could improve the design and implementation of other WB Projectsin the field of real estateregistration reform and sustainable land management. The International Consultant will provide technical assistance to the SCPI inthe assessment of the Project working in close collaboration with relevant specialists of SCPI, Contract manager, ProjectManagement Unit (PMU) Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) specialist. The consultant will provide the overall assessment of theproject impacts. Interested Consultants should provideinformation demonstrating that the consultant has mandatory requirements such as: ? Advanced university degree in social sciences (e.g., sociology, communications), land tenure, cadaster andgeodesy, law, economics, agriculture, or other similar subjects is required; ? Proven capacity in data analysis, producing clearly written and well-presented outputs, and communicatingresults to partners, stakeholders. ? Experience with internationally-supported development projects related to landreform, rural livelihoods including agriculture, environmental management and other topics of relevance to the assignment isrequired; ? Computer skills including statistical software, fluency inwritten and spoken Englishlanguage; Desirable requirements such as: Experience in Azerbaijan, with proven record of carrying assignmentssuccessfully in that challenging environment in related areas such as assessing land reform processes and impacts, is highlydesirable; ? Willingness to carry out on-site visits for at least 7-10 days, the ability to interact effectively withvarious stakeholders, especially beneficiaries, local authorities, NGOs. The task will have to be implemented within 3 (three) months after the Contract is signed withthe Consultant. The duration of the services to be delivered is in total 35 business days with 3 missions to Azerbaijan. The attention of interestedConsultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers   dated May 2004, revised October 2006and May 2010 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflictof interest. Individual consultant will beselected in accordance with procedures set out in Section V (Selection of Individual Consultants) of the World Bank's Guidelines ?Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers, dated May 2004, revised October 2006 and May 2010 ("ConsultantGuidelines") Further information can beobtained at the address below during office hours, i.e. from 09:00 to17:00hours: Real Estate Registration Project, Project Management Unit, NigarHuseynova, Procurement Assistant, State Service for Registration of Real Estate building, 31, Huseyn Javid avenue, 6th floor, room#612, AZ1073, Baku, Azerbaijan. Email:   nhuseynova@emdk.gov.az  or   gunelsafaraliyeva@gmail.com  Tel.: (+99412) 510 91 45 (ext. 7227). Expressions of interest must bedelivered in a written form to the address below in person, or by mail by 17:00 pm., June 9, 2015. Real Estate Registration Project Project Management Unit Nigar Huseynova, Procurement Assistant, State Service for Registration of Real Estatebuilding, 31, Huseyn Javid Avenue, 6th floor, room#612 AZ1073, Baku, Azerbaijan. Email:  nhuseynova@emdk.gov.az  or gunelsafaraliyeva@gmail.com Tel.: (+994 12) 510 91 45 (ext. 7227) Fax: (+994 12) 510 91 47

ACIP - P122812

Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project/SSMAPC | Published March 15, 2016  -  Deadline April 27, 2016
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Preparation Of Feasibility Study And Business Plan For A Cost-efficient Networking Of Veterinary Laboratories REQUEST FOREXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Republic ofAzerbaijan AgriculturalCompetitiveness Improvement Project Loan No.8286-AZ Assignment Title: Preparation of feasibility study and business plan for acost-efficient networking of veterinary laboratories optimizing Veterinary Services structure and management, ref.A3/CS-21 The Government ofAzerbaijan has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project, andintends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. The consulting services ("the Services") include preparation of feasibility study andbusiness plan (National laboratory strategy) fora cost/efficient networking of veterinary laboratories (animal healthand foodsafety) in Azerbaijan in context of demand, sustainability and the most effective approach to support the national diseasecontrolprogram. A comprehensive assessment of the laboratory system will be undertaken to clarify role, responsibilities andfunctions amongst thecentral and regional laboratories and inform the feasibility study and business plan.  It is estimated that a total input of sixty (60)work/days will be required, deployed in several missions on site during the period April/early May 2016 ? June/earlyJuly 2016. Duty station of the assignment will be Baku, Azerbaijan. 21 work days are planned for the first mission to be inApril/early May 2016. The number and timing of subsequent missions to Azerbaijan will be discussed and agreed with the Consultantduring the first visit. Interested consultants may obtain ToR on this assignment from the following email address: jalala_2000@hotmail.com, pervaneismayilova82@gmail.com. Expected outputs anddeliverables: · Baseline laboratory assessment ? May-June 2016; · Risk-based annual official control and sampling plan for animal health and food safety ? May-June2016; · National Laboratory Strategy (a feasibility study and business plan) ? June-July 2016; · Technical Specifications and cost estimates for laboratory equipment, as appropriate ? June-July2016; · As assessment of the training needs and recommendations for training program and other capacitybuilding activities for labo personnel on food safety and vet/animal health diagnostic functions ? June-July 2016. The AgriculturalCompetitiveness ImprovementProject now invites eligible individual consultants ("Consultants") to indicate theirinterest in providing the Services. Interested Individual Consultants should provide information demonstratingthat they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. Key qualificationrequirements under this assignment are: Degree in Veterinary Medicine, post-graduate degree in animal health or food safety; Trackrecord of at least 15 years of professional and/or academic experience in veterinary laboratory practice and/or administration ofveterinary laboratories; Excellent command ofEnglish (written and spoken), IT literacy (user level); Documented track record indrafting strategic documents; Good inter-personal communication skills; Working experience in ISO-accredited veterinarylaboratories, previous national and/or international experience relevant to the ToR will be an asset. The attention ofinterested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRDLoans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers January 2011 rev. July 2014 edition ("Consultant Guidelines"), settingforth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. A consultant will beselected in accordance with the Individual Consultant method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Expressions of interestmust be delivered ina written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by e-mail) by April 27, 2016. ProjectManagement Unit/AgriculturalCompetitiveness Improvement Project State Serviceon Management of Agricultural Projects and Credits under the Ministry of Agriculture Anar Azimov,Project Director 80, U. Hajibeyli Str., Government House,Room 801 Baku AZ1016,Azerbaijan Tel: +994124937108 Email: aazimov@office.az ,jalala_2000@hotmail.com  pervaneismayilova82@gmail.com

ACIP - P122812

State Service on Management of Agricultural Projects and Credits under the MOA | Published October 2, 2015  -  Deadline October 14, 2015
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Ta For Drafting Secondary Legislation And Conducting A Feasibility Study For Optimizing Veterinary Services Structure And Management REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OFINTEREST Azerbaijan Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project Loan No.8286-AZ Assignment Title: TA for drafting secondary legislation and conducting a feasibility studyfor optimizing Veterinary Services structureand management Reference No.A3/CS-10 The Government of Azerbaijan has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of theAgricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. Theconsulting services ("the Services") include drafting secondary legislation and conducting acomprehensive feasibility study to inform reforming the delivery of veterinary services of public interest county-wide, justify iton cost/benefitor cost/efficiency grounds (PEST analysis), identify and document possible gaps or shortcomings (SWOT analysis), andpropose suitable mitigating measures. It isestimated that a total input of sixty (60) work/days will be required, deployed in several missions on site during the periodOctober 2015 ? February 2016. Duty station of the assignment will be Baku, Azerbaijan. The following is a tentative schedule forplanned missions to Azerbaijan: (1st mission to Azerbaijan ? 20 days in November 2015, 2nd mission toAzerbaijan ? 17 days in December 2015, 3rd mission to Azerbaijan ? 17 days in February 2016). The number and timing of missions to Azerbaijan will be discussed and agreed with the Consultant during the first visit. Interestedconsultants may obtain ToR onthis assignment from the following email address: jalala_2000@hotmail.com. TheAgricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project nowinvites eligible individual consultants ("Consultants") to indicate theirinterest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants shouldprovide information demonstrating that they have the requiredqualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. Key qualification requirements under this assignmentare: degree in Veterinary Medicine; at least 15 years of professional experience and at least 10years' experience as a senior policy maker in a State Veterinary Service that has successfully implemented a restructuringprogram;documented track record in field veterinary practice and/or administration of Veterinary Services; post-graduate degree in fieldrelevant to law, economics, business administration; documented track record in legal drafting and/or preparing strategicdocuments; The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of theWorld Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment ofConsultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers January 2011 edition ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank'spolicy on conflict ofinterest. A consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultant method set out inthe Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours from 0900 to 1800. Expressions of interest must be delivered ina written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by e-mail) byOctober 14, 2015. Project ManagementUnit/Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project State Service onManagement of Agricultural Projects and Credits under the Ministry of Agriculture Zaur Aliyev,Deputy Chief 80, U. Hajibeyli Str., Government House, Room803 Baku AZ1016,Azerbaijan Tel: +99412 4937108 Email: z.a.aliyev@hotmail.com,jalala_2000@hotmail.com pervaneismayilova82@gmail.com

ACIP - P122812

State Agency on Agriculture/Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project | Published June 18, 2015  -  Deadline July 3, 2015
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Business Development Support To Agribusiness Value Chains REQUESTFOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Azerbaijan Republic Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project Loan No. 8286-AZ Assignment Title: Businessdevelopment support to agribusiness value chains Reference No. B1/CS-5 The Government ofAzerbaijan has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project, andintends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. The consulting services include establishing productive partnerships in selected agribusinessvalued chains and provision of advisory support for the development of investment proposals by the value chain participants.The component will help agro enterprises, farmers and others to actively engage in thedevelopment of commodity value chains by facilitating partnerships between interested partners and partially financing theirdemand-driven investment proposals. TheProject will contract a firm which will be functioning as the Service Provider for facilitating partnerships in selected value chains and developing proposals for the projectinvestment support.The Service Provider (SP) will be an institution with an established track record in implementing mobilizationactivities in rural areas, strong expertisein Azerbaijanagribusiness and experience inagribusiness development programs. Functions of the SP will include identification ofvalue chains for the project support, mobilization of interested participants of the selected value chains, establishing theproductive partnerships, identification of sub-project and assisting farmers, agro-processors and other value chain participants informulation valuechain development proposals, and providing back up support for implementation of sub-projects. The SP will carry outanalysis to identify competitive value chains to be targeted by the Project. The SPs will identify farmers, processors, input suppliers, operators ofpost-harvest facilities and others interested in cooperating as partners for preparing and implementing sub-projects which wouldfund the development of their common value chain. This will be done through information campaigns and/or workshops or otheroutreach and mobilizationtools in selected zones. The SP will assist the value chain participants to establish productive partnerships between interested partners. The assignment will run from September 2015 untilNovember 2018. TheAgricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project now invites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interestin providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have therequiredqualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria are: (i) knowledge and experience in agribusiness development projects and agricultural extension activities; (ii)specific experience with agri-food value chain development including facilitating linkages of producers with processors and buyers;(iii) good knowledge of agricultural sector (incl. agribusiness); (iv) a proven record withoutreach/mobilization activities in rural areas; (v) experience in developing complex business plans and feasibility studies; (vi) availabilityof staff with specific expertise in agribusiness development projects (marketing, food safety, etc); and (vii) experience in Azerbaijan and knowledge of local conditions is highlydesirable. The attention ofinterested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits& Grants] by World Bank Borrowers January 2011 edition  ("ConsultantGuidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. Consultants may associatewith other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub consultancy to enhance their qualifications. In this case of associationthe roles and responsibilities of each partner should be clearly indicated. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with theQuality-Based Selection (QBS) method set out inthe Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the address belowduring office hours from 09:00 to 18:00. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written formto the address below (in person, by mailor by e-mail) by July 3, 2015. Project ManagementUnit/Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project State Agency onAgricultural Credits under the Ministry of Agriculture Zaur Aliyev,Deputy Director-General 80, U. Hajibeyli Str., Government House, Room803 Baku AZ1016,Azerbaijan Tel: +99412 4937108 Email: z.a.aliyev@hotmail.com,pervaneismayilova82@gmail.com 80, U. Hajibeyli Str., Government House, Room803 Baku AZ1000,Azerbaijan
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