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AF:Kabul Municipal Development Program - P125597

Kabul Municipal Development Program (KMDP) | Published November 24, 2014  -  Deadline January 18, 2015
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Procurement Of Heavy Duty Vehicles & Machinery For Km Re-Invitation for Bids(IFB) Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Kabul Municipality Kabul Municipal DevelopmentProgram Project ID: P125597 Procurement of Heavy duty Vehicles & Machinery forKM IFB No: KMDP/G-17/ICB 1.         This Invitation for Bids follows the General Procurement Notice for thisProject that appeared in Development Business, issue no. WB522-01/13 of January 30, 2013 2.         The Kabul Municipality of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has received a Grant from Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) Administrated byInternational Development Association (IDA, World Bank toward the cost of Kabul Municipal Development Program and it intends toapply part of the proceeds of this grant topayments under the Contract for IFB No: KMDP/G-17/ICB as below: Item/No Description TotalQuantity Bid Security Lot 1 Water Tanker 4units BidSecurity Declaration as per the text annexed in Section IVBidding Forms, shall beprovided. BidSecurity Declaration as per the text annexed in Section IVBidding Forms, shall beprovided. . Water Tanker withattachments 6units 14 M3 Water Tanker 4units 10 M3 FuelTank (FuelTanker) 1units Lot 2 Trailer truck with SemiTrailer 5units 60 m3 SemiTrailer 5units Lot 3 Crane 25 Ton 1unit Crane 25 Ton 1unit Lift CraneTruck 2units Lot 4 18 - 20 M3Garbage CompactorTruck 10units 7 m3 Garbage Skip LoaderTruck 15units 4 M3 Garbage CompactorTruck 15units 6 M3 Garbage Compactor Truck with BinCleaner 1units 6 M3 Garbage CompactorTruck 18units Lot 5 1100 liter Steel Compactor Bins 700units 7 M3 Steel Garbage Skips 300units Lot 6 Road Sweeper 5units Road Wall Washers 2units Side Walk Sweepers 5units Lot 7 TipperTruck (Dump Truck) with 20 TPayload 20units Tipper Truck (Dump Truck) with 4.5 TPayload 3units Lot 8 High Pressure SuctionTruck 1units Vacuum Septage SuctionTruck 5units Lot 9 Tree Transplanter Truck 1units Lot 10 Grass Mower (Grass CuttingMachine) 10units Tractor with Trailer 2units Lot 11 Vehicle mounted vector control sprayer (AgricultureMedicine Spryer Truck) 2units Lot 12 Bulldozer 5units Wheeled Excavator 1 unit with Jackhummer 4units Wheeled Loader 5units Motor Grader 4units Lot 13 14 - 18-ton Vibratory Road Roller 4units 7ton Vibratory Road Roller 4units Lot 14 Skid Mounted AirCompressor 10units Asphalt Sprayer Truck 2units 3.         The Kabul Municipality, Kabul Municipal DevelopmentProgram now invitessealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for Procurement of Heavy Duty vehicles and Machinery  mentioned in Para 2 above. Bidders must quote for the entire quantity of each Items. Bidders who have not quoted forfull quantity of the Item will be treated as non-responsive. 4.         Bidding will be conducted through the International Competitive Bidding(ICB) procedures specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits January 2011, and is opento all bidders from Eligible Source Countries as defined in the Guidelines. 5.         Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from KabulMunicipal Development Program (KMDP) (muslimlodin@gmail.com) and inspect the Bidding Documents at theaddress given below from1st December 2014 to 17 Jan 2015 9:00 hrs to 16:00 hrs. 6.         Qualifications requirements include: (a)          Financial Capability: The Bidder shall furnish documentary evidence that it meets the followingfinancial requirement(s): ·                 Bidders shall include a letter from areputed bank indicating their financial statuswhich will indicate their ability to perform the contract of the magnitude equivalent to the quoted price. (b)    Experience and Technical Capacity The Bidder shallfurnish documentary evidence to demonstrate that it meets the following experience requirement(s): ·        Bidders must provide evidence of having executed within the period of last five years at least one contracts of similar  orlarger magnitude to this bid for which the  bidder submits bid;; ·              The bidder should be a manufacturer who must have manufactured, tested and supplied the goods, similarto the type specified in the "Schedule of Requirements" up to at least 100% of thequantity indicated in Schedule of Requirements inany one of the last3 years. In case the bidder is a supplier and has not the manufacturer or producer of the goods it offers tosupply,  and has submitted the bid in accordance with ITB clause 19.1 (a), the bidshall include the above information about the manufacturer whose goods has been offered including manufacturer's authorization tosupply the goods if awarded with this contract; The biddershall confirm the availability of spare parts and after sales service and provide the address of thedealer/agent for verification or confirm that thebidder will establish the above services within 30 days of notification of awardorconfirm on a written statement the schedule for remote after saleservices and availability of spare parts from any nearby country which shall be provided within 72 hours after notification forneed of such services. If the bidder quotes separately for setting up of the above services, then this cost will be addedfor evaluation purposes. The contract will besigned only after the bidder provides satisfactory evidence of establishing these services within 30 days of notification of awardif such services is offered by the bidder or Otherwise schedule for remoteaftersales services and availability of spare parts shall be provided. Failure to do so will be treated as failure to signthe contract and action as per clause 44.2 of ITB willbe taken. (c) The Bidder shallfurnish documentary evidence to demonstrate that the Goods it offers meet the following usagerequirement: ·         Manufacturer's quality standardcertificate; ·         The bidder should clearly confirm that all the facilities exist in his premise/factory for inspection and testing and thesewill be made available to the purchaser or his representative for inspection; ·         The quoted product meets the safety and traffic regulations of Afghanistan. ·         Bidders can bid for one or more lots. Bids will be evaluated lotby lot. Bidders must quote for the entire quantity of each item and for 100% of the number of items in the lot to be treated asresponsive and considered for further evaluation. Partial bids shall be rejected 7.         A complete set of Bidding Documents in Englishmay be obtained by interested bidders by contact at email address muslimlodin@gmail.com  or by person from the Addressbelow. 8.         A pre-bidding meeting for interested bidders will be held at: On 31st December, 2014 at 10:00 Hrs (Kabul  local time) 9.         Bids must be delivered to the address below at orbefore 10.00AM Hrs (local time) on 18-Jan, 2015.Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be openedimmediately after the deadline of bid submission at the same place of bid submission, in the presence of the bidders'representatives who choose to attend in person. Bid shall include a Bid Securing Declaration Signed and Stamped by the Bidder as per the text annexed inSection IV Bidding Forms, valid until 14-June, 2015 The bid Securing Declaration shall be submitted in original. Photo copies/ Scanned copies will not beaccepted. 10.       The address referred to above is: SaifullahLodin ProcurementSpecialist Kabul MunicipalDevelopment Program (KMDP) Address: Wazir Akbar KhanStreet 15 City: Kabul   Country:Afghanistan Telephone: 0093774511145/ 0093700202635 Email: muslimlodin@gmail.com copy torasuln@gmail.com

Financial Sector Rapid Response Project - P119047

Afghanistan Reconstruction & Development Services (ARDS) | Published December 23, 2014  -  Deadline January 6, 2015
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Supply And Installation Of Network Equipment For Dab And Aps Financial Sector Rapid Response Project (FSRRP) Supply and Installation of Network Equipment for DAB and APS IFB DAB/1935/ICB Lots 1 & 2 Amendment N#2 The followingmodifications are made through this amendment to the bidding document for the Supply and Installation of Network Equipment for DABand APS. Ref number IFB DAB/1935/ICB  Lots 1 &2 . Changes to TechnicalSpecification Lot 1: Supply and Installation of Network Equipment for DAB S.No Description of Item Required Specifications Modified to read as 1.1 Cisco2960 Switches (WS-C2960XR-48TS-I) or equivalent From 48 ports, 8 ports should POE Dual Power supply Up to date IOS Power Cable Smartnet Service for one year One-year international warranty From 48 ports, Dual Power supply Up to date IOS Power Cable Smartnet Service for one year One-year international warranty 1.3 NextGeneration Firewall  (Cyberoam CR35iNG-XP)or Equivalent 6Ethernet Ports, 2300 Mbps Firewall Throughput, 2000 Mbps NGFW Throughput,24x7 Phone, Email and Web Chat support with firmwareupgrades, hardware warranty and RMA fulfillment Next Generation Firewall  (Cyberoam CR35iNG) or Equivalent 6 Ethernet Ports, 2300 Mbps Firewall Throughput, 2000 Mbps NGFW Throughput, 24x7 Phone, Email andWeb Chat support with firmware upgrades, hardware warranty and RMA fulfillment 1.4 Cyberoam Central Console (Model CCC100) or equivalent CCC Push update to manage Appliance Managed Appliance fetches updates from CCC List of features: -       Centralized Remote management -       Appliance Monitoring & Alerts -       Centralized Logging -       Configuration Management -       Upgrade Distribution -       Administration -       Communication -       System Management Phone, Email and Web Chat support with firmware upgrades,hardware warranty and RMA fulfillment. Cyberoam Central Console  (Model CCC100NM) or equivalent CCC Push update to manage Appliance Managed Appliance fetches updates from CCC List of features: -       Centralized Remote management -       Appliance Monitoring & Alerts -       Centralized Logging -       Configuration Management -       Upgrade Distribution -       Administration -       Communication -       System Management Phone, Email and Web Chat support withfirmware upgrades, hardware warranty and RMAfulfillment 1.6 CiscoCore Switch (Catalyst 6503-E) or equivalent Supervisor engines2T Fast Ethernet modules 12Ports Gigabit Ethernet modules24Ports 10 Gigabit Ethernetmodules 8Port Multi-Gigabit services modules (wireless, network analysis, and security) Up to date IOS Power Cable Smartnet Service for one year, One-year international warranty Cisco Core Switch (Catalyst 6506- E) or equivalent Supervisor engines2T Fast Ethernet modules 12 Ports Gigabit Ethernet modules 24Ports 10 Gigabit Ethernet modules 8Port Multi-Gigabit services modules (wireless, network analysis, and security) Up to date IOS Power Cable Smartnet Service for one year, One-year internationalwarranty 1.7 CiscoRouter Cisco2901 ISR) or equivalent 8 Ethernet Ports Up to date IOS Power Cable Smartnet Service for one year One-year international warranty Ethernet Ports Up to date IOS Power Cable Smartnet Service for one year One-year internationalwarranty Lot 2 ?Supply and Installation of Network Equipment forAPS S.No Description of Item Required Specifications Modified to read as 2.1 48 Port switch 3750-X series WS-X6748-GE-TX Switch or Equivalent Manufacturer: Cisco Systems, Inc or Equivalent Interfaces: 48 x network -Ethernet10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T -RJ45 Compatible Slots: 1 x Expansion Slot Device Type:Switch Enclosure Type: Plug-in Module Data Transfer Rate: 1 Gbps Connectivity Technology:Wired Switching Protocol: Ethernet Backplane connection: SwitchFabric 48 Port switch 3750-X series Switch orEquivalent) Manufacturer: CiscoSystems, Inc or Equivalent Interfaces: 48 x network -Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T -RJ45 Compatible Slots: 1 xExpansion Slot Device Type: Switch Enclosure Type: Plug-in Module Data Transfer Rate: 1 Gbps Connectivity Technology:Wired Switching Protocol: Ethernet Backplane connection: Switch Fabric 2.2 Cisco Catalyst 6509 Series Switch or (Equivalent or Higher) Manufacturer: Cisco Systems, Inc, Equivalent Interfaces/Ports: LAN  Expansion Slots: (9 Total) Expansion Slot Input Voltage: 220 V AC Input Voltage Range: 48 V DC to60 V DC Form Factor: Rack-mountable Package Contents: Catalyst 6509-E Switch Chassis,  Supervisor Engine (Sup720-10G-VSS)Performance(inline): Device Manager for FWSM 4.0 for Catalyst 6500 and 7600 or Equivalent Product Model: WS-F6700-CFC CF-ADAPTER-SP:  SP adapterwith compact flash for SUP720 or Equivalent SV33IBK9L-12233SXJ: Cisco CAT6000-VSS720 IOS IP BASE SSH LAN ONLY or Equivalent Manufacturer: Cisco Systems, Inc,  Equivalent Interfaces/Ports: LAN  Expansion Slots: (9 Total) Expansion Slot InputVoltage: 220 V AC  Input VoltageRange: 48 V DC to 60 V DC Form Factor: Rack-mountable Package Contents: Catalyst6509-E Switch Chassis,  supervision Engine 2T (VS-S2T-10G-XL),Performance(inline): Device Manager for FWSM 4.0 for Catalyst 6500 and 7600 or Equivalent Product Model: WS-F6700-CFC CF-ADAPTER-SP:  SP adapterwith compact flash for SUP720 or Equivalent SV33IBK9L-12233SXJ: Cisco CAT6000-VSS720 IOS IP BASE SSH LAN ONLY or Equivalent 2.3 Cisco Router 4451-X ISR or Equivalent Cisco Router 4451-X ISR or Equivalent Expansion Slots: Type: EHWIC Type: PVDM. Type: Compact Flash  Type: Expansion Slot CON-SNT-ISR45XK9:  IPS 4345 with SW  8 GE data + 1GE mgmt AC Power SF-IPS-4300-7.1-K9: IPS 4345 and 4360 Software Version 7.1 CAB-ACE: Cisco Router 4451-X ISR or Equivalent Expansion Slot: NIM-1MFT-T1/E1 DataCards. No PVDM Cards/interface. 2.4 IPS-4345-K9 IPS 4345 with SW  8 GE data+ 1 GE mgmt  AC Power                                                                             SF-IPS-4300-7.1-K9: IPS 4345 and 4360 SoftwareVersion7.1                                                           CAB-ACE: AC Power Cord (Europe)C13 CEE 7 1.5M                                                                              IPS-4300-RAILS: IPS 4345 and 4360 tool-less slidingrail kit                                                    CON-SU1-IPS4345: IPS SVC AR NBD IPS 4345 with SW 8 IPS 4345 with SW  8 GE data + 1 GE mgmt  AC Power                                                                             SF-IPS-4300-7.1-K9: IPS 4345 and 4360 Software Version7.1                                                           CAB-ACE: AC Power Cord (Europe)C13 CEE 7 1.5M                                                                              IPS-4300-RAILS: IPS 4345 and 4360 tool-less slidingrail kit                                                    CON-SU1-IPS4345: IPS SVC AR NBD IPS 4345 with SW 8 2.5 Cisco Secure Access Control System or Equivalent Manufacturer: Cisco System Inc  or Equivalent CPU: 2.4 GHz Intel Sandy Bridge E5-2609/80W 4C/10MB Cache/DDR3-1600-MHz System Memory: 16 GB total - 4 x 4 GBDDR3-1600-MHzRDIMM Hard disk drive: 600 GB 6 Gbps SAS 10K RPM HDD Network Connectivity:  4 x 1GB NIC interfaces Note: Only Ethernet 0 can be used for management functions;all interfaces listen to AAA requests. I/O Ports: Rear panel: 1 DB9 serial port, 2 USB 2.0 ports, 1 DB15 VGA port, and NICconnectors Front panel: KVM console connector, which supplies 2 USB, 1 VGA, and 1 serial port  Rack-Mounting: 4-post Manufacturer: Cisco System Inc  or Equivalent Application type: CSACS-3415-K9 CPU: 2.4 GHz Intel SandyBridge E5-2609/80W 4C/10MB Cache/DDR3-1600-MHz System Memory: 16 GB total - 4 x 4 GB DDR3-1600-MHzRDIMM Hard disk drive:  600 GB 6 Gbps SAS 10KRPM HDD Network Connectivity:  4 x 1GB NIC interfaces Note: Only Ethernet 0 can be used for management functions; all interfaces listen to AAA requests. I/O Ports: Rearpanel: 1 DB9 serial port, 2 USB 2.0 ports, 1 DB15 VGA port, and NIC connectors Front panel: KVM console connector,which supplies 2 USB, 1 VGA, and 1 serial port Rack-Mounting: 4-post 2.8 CISCO IP Telephone system  orEquivalent? With Installation and Configuration Full list and specification is provided in table below See modification ondetails for CISCO IP Telephone system below Detail for CISCO IP Telephone systemor Equivalent ? WithInstallation and Configuration Item # Part # Item Description Modified to read as 1.0.1 CON-ESW- CBE6KK ESSENTIAL SW Cisco Business Edition CON-ECMU-RCBE6KK 1.6.0.1 CON-ESW-UCMUWLST ESSENTIAL SW BE6KUCM 10X CUWL BE CON-ECMU-UCMUWLST 1.6.0.2 UCSS-U-6KUWLBE-3-1 BE6K UCSS for CUWL-BE User - 3 Years - 1 User UCM-10X-UWLSTD (BE6K UCM 10X CUWL BE Users) 1.12.0.1 CON-ESW-UCMUCBAS ESSENTIAL SW BE6KUCM 10X Basic U CON-ECMU-UCMUCBAS 2.6 PI-MSE-PRMO-INSRT Insert Packout - PI-MSE It is just a promotion for Prime Infrastructure and will not affect any of the functions and doesnot affect the financials as well. 5.7 LIC-VCS-BASE-K9 License Key - VCSEncrypted Software Image LIC-SW-VMVCS-K9 All the other aspects of the Original contract remain unchanged.

Naghlu Hydropower Rehabilitation Project - P132944

National Procurement Authority (NPA), AOP | Published May 13, 2016  -  Deadline May 28, 2016
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Consultancy Services For Esia For Naghlu Dam Rehabilitation Project ?????? ?????????????????????? ??????????????????? ????? ????? ????? ???? ????? ?????? Islamic Republic ofAfghanistan Administrative Officeof the President National ProcurementAuthority ????? ?????????????????? ???????????????????? ??????????????????? ??????????? ??????? ????? ? ???? ????? ??? ????? REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (REOI) (Consulting Services ? Firms Selection) Country:  Government ofIslamic Republic of Afghanistan Project:   Naghlu Hydropower Rehabilitation Project (NHRP) Project ID: P132944 Grant No: TF0A1691 PPRef. No.: NHRP-59-SBCC-CF Assignment Title: ConsultancyServices for ESIA for Naghlu Dam Rehabilitation Project Reference No.:NPA/DABS/95/CS-1154/QCBS 1.      The Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has received financing from theInternational Development Association (IDA) toward the cost of the Naghlu Hydropower Rehabilitation Project (NHRP), and intends toapply part of the proceeds for the consulting services described further below. 2.      The Naghlu Dam is a gravity dam on the confluence of Kabul and Panjshir Rivers in Surobidistrict, Kabul province, Afghanistan. It is located 80km (50 mi) east of the Afghan capital Kabul. The primary purpose of the damis hydroelectric power generation and it supports a power station with a rated capacity of 4X23.5 MW at rated net head of 61m. Itis the largest hydropower plant in Afghanistan and provides a large proportion of Kabul's electricity. Currently only three out ofthe four generating units are operational. The dam is ~100 m (328 ft) high and 280 m (919 ft) long and its reservoir has a storagecapacity of 550,000,000 m3. The project implementation agency will be the DaAfghanistan BreshnaSherkat (DABS). 3.      Proposed ConsultingServices In view of the aforementioned, DABS is seeking theservices of a consultancy firm with experience and a performance track record to undertake the preparation of the ESIA forComponents 2a and 2b for the NHRP. The relevant government agencies will be responsible forRAP implementation if required. Theseterms of reference are therefore for conducting the ESIA and preparation of the ESMP. Specifically, the TOR sets objectives, defines the scope, and establishes the strategy and schedule for eachassignment. The Consultant shall carry out all assigned tasks based on the milestones as detailed in the Termsof Reference for each assignment. The Consultant will be required to provide services in accordance with internationally recognizedpractices for consultancy services. The period ofservice shall be extended, if found necessary and on the basis of theperformanceof the consultant, for a period mutually agreed upon by both parties (DABS and the Consultant/the Consultancyfirm). 4.       Objectives of the ESIA Consulting Services The principal objectives of the ESIA will be to: i.         Determine, analyze and evaluate all potential environmental and social impacts likely to resultfrom Components 2a and 2b activities; ii.         For project planning, the purpose of the ESIA is to assess the adequacy of the quality ofEnvironmental and Social Assessment for decision-making on project proposals and to ensure that its conclusions and implicationsare taken forward into the subsequent stages of project development. iii.         Determine for an "OrganizationalStructure"sufficient to ensure the long term stability and success of the system as a whole (for example through one or more legal entitiesand associated personnel, governance and financial resources). iv.         Introduce some "Regulations or Standards", endorsed by key stakeholders from all key stakeholder groups, initiated by DABS thatdescribe environmentally and socially Buffer Zone management(The area between high and low water levels) of the Dam Reservoirduring transitional sequence of low water levels. This area may be used for limited seasonal vegetablecultivation. v.         Identify feasible and cost-effective mitigation measures for allimpacts identified; vi.         Conduct meaningfuland participatory consultations with all projectstakeholder groups, including potentially affected persons, ensuring their views and comments are documented and taken intoconsideration.; vii.         Facilitate the preparation ofan Environmental and Social Management Plan(ESMP) and other relevantmanagement plans to guide environmental and social management of the project duringimplementation; viii.         Provide recommendations to ensure overall environmental and socialsustainability of the project; ix.         Meet the requirements or recommendations of the applicable national andinternational regulations and standards. 5.  Scope of Work The ESIA, compliant with the relevantenvironmental and social laws of Afghanistan and the triggered safeguards policies of the World Bank,will: i.         Identify, analyze andevaluate beneficial and adverse environmental and social impacts; ii.         Examine the significanceof environmental and social implications; iii.         Identify and analyzefeasible alternatives that can also be considered not only during the construction and operational stages, but also during thedetailed engineering design; iv.         Identify and strengthen the cumulative impacts assessment consistent withbest international practices; and identify water quality restorationoptions related upstream effects with due diligence of theNHPP. v.         Assess whetheradverseimpacts can be avoided, and beneficial impacts can be enhanced; vi.         Assess whether adverseimpacts can be successfully mitigated vii.        Recommend feasiblepreventive and corrective mitigating measures; viii.         Record ESIA findings inthe report for submission to DABS; Advise whether developmentshould proceed as proposed or with modifications For further information on the scope of the services, you can access theToR under the above mentioned  assignment title and reference number on thewebsite:www.npa.gov.af 5.      Da AghanistanBreshna Sherkat (DABS)  now invites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants")toindicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they havethe required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria are: i.        The consultant shall demonstrate having sound financial situation andcapacity by submitting financial audit report with annual turnover of at least US$ 1,520,000.0 for any of the last 3 years (2013,2014 & 2015); ii.      The consultant should have significant experience in similar assignments in termsof nature, size and complexity. the consultant shall provide proven experiences of having executed at least twocontracts of similar nature and complexity, each with the value of minimum US$ 760,000.0. iii.    Organizational Structure iv.     Manpower with qualifications, technical and professional competence necessary for successful implementation ofthe assignment v.       Eligibility requirements in compliance with paragraphs 1.11, 1.12 & 1.13 ofthe World Bank's Guidelines for Selection & Employment of Consultants, January 2011 ? Revised July 2014. The consultants shouldalso provide a copy of the certification of incorporation/ business license. 6.      The attention of interested Consultants is drawn toparagraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDACredits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers ? January 2011 Revised July 2014 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict ofinterest.  In addition, please refer to the following information on conflict ofinterest relatedto this assignment as per paragraph 1.9 of Consultant Guidelines: Bankpolicy requires that consultants provide professional, objective and impartial advice and at all times hold the client's interestparamount, without any consideration for future work, and that in providing advice they avoid conflicts with other assignments andtheir own corporate interests. Consultants shall not be hired for any assignment that would be in conflict with their prior orcurrent obligations to other clients, or that may place them in a position of being unable to carry out the assignment in the bestinterest of the Borrower. TheGuidelines are available at   www.worldbank.org/ . 7.      Consultants mayassociate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications. If consultants intend to associatewith other firms, they are advised to clearly identify the lead partner and state the composition and nature of theassociation (JV/sub-consultancy) in their EOI. In case the EOI is submitted in form of JV, each partner in the associationshall meet the minimum requirements defined above, under the short listing criteria. However, the short listing criteria will notbe applied and considered for sub-consultants. 8.      A consultantfirm will be selected through Quality and Cost BasedSelection (QCBS) inaccordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World BankBorrowers dated January 2011, Revised July 2014. Particular importance will be given to the qualification of the consultants andtheir ability to operate inAfghanistan. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours, i.e. 09:00 to 16:00 hours. Electronicqueries will be entertained. 9.      Expressions ofinterest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, by mail, or by e-mail) by May 28, 2016 15:00 Hrs (Kabul Local Time) duly quotingthe case's reference number i.e. NPA/DABS/95/CS-1154/QCBS Attention:  Aziz Ahmad Obaidi Procurement Manager (Consulting Services Department) NationalProcurement Authority (NPA), AOP PashtunestanWat, Kabul, Afghanistan Phone Number:+93(0)202147556 Email:aziz.obaidi@aop.gov.af  copied to wais.rahimi@aop.gov.af,yousuf.anwari@dabs.af Web site: www.npa.gov.af

Naghlu Hydropower Rehabilitation Project - P132944

Procurement Manager (Consulting Services Department) | Published April 6, 2016  -  Deadline May 1, 2016
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Consulting Services For Rehabilitation Of Naghlu Hydropower Dam ?????? ?????????????????????? ??????????????????? ????? ????? ????? ???? ????? ?????? Islamic Republic ofAfghanistan Administrative Officeof the President National ProcurementAuthority ????? ?????????????????? ? ??????????????????? ??????????????????? ??????????? ??????? ????? ? ???? ????? ??? ????? REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (REOI) (Consulting Services ? Firms Selection) Country:  Government ofIslamic Republic of Afghanistan Project:   Naghlu Hydropower Rehabilitation Project (NHRP) Project ID: P132944 Grant No: TF0A1691 PP Ref.No.: DABS/95/ICB/WB/NHRP/009 Assignment Title:  Consulting Services for Rehabilitation of Naghlu Hydropower Dam Reference No.: NPA/DABS/95/CS-1136/QCBS 1.      The Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has received financing from theInternational Development Association (IDA) toward the cost of the Naghlu Hydropower Rehabilitation Project (NHRP), and intends toapply part of the proceeds for the consulting services described further below. 2.      The Naghlu Dam is a gravity dam on the confluence of Kabul and Panjshir Rivers in Surobidistrict, Kabul province, Afghanistan. It is located 80km (50 mi) east of the Afghan capital Kabul. The primary purpose of the damis hydroelectric power generation and it supports a power station with a rated capacity of 4X23.5 MW at rated net head of 61m. Itis the largest hydropower plant in Afghanistan and provides a large proportion of Kabul's electricity. Currently only three out ofthe four generating units are operational. The dam is ~100 m (328 ft) high and 280 m (919 ft) long and its reservoir has a storagecapacity of 550,000,000 m3. The project implementation agency will be the DaAfghanistan BreshnaSherkat (DABS). 3.      The objective of the proposed Consulting Services is tosupport Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat(DABS) in (i) Improve the safety of the dam to modern international standards,(ii) Improve the operational efficiency of the damincluding running it as part of a system of dams on the rivers,(iii) Improve all aspects of the project, exceptingelectromechanical (which is being rehabilitating separately), to extend operating life of the facility by 50 years, and (iv)Improve operator and worker safety to modern international standards. TheGovernment of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, through the Da Afghanistan BreshnaSherkat (DABS)  wishes to engage a qualified consulting engineering firm to undertake: Phase I: This phase consists of five principal work elements: 1.     Evaluation of the safety of the existing dam and power plant, including structural and human factorsand development of the recommended immediate upgrades that improve dam safety. 2.     Preparation of design documents and plans for structural and operationalsafety improvements that can beimplemented quickly based on cogent diagnosis and studies to mitigate operational risks and to restore the performance to itsdesigned level; 3.     Identifying all the measures required to improve safety and generating capacity of Naghlu hydropowerplant based on detailed ground information and systems modeling. 4.      Evaluation of extent of sedimentation issues behind thedam and development of plan for future management of this element including such considerations as sediment removal from behind thedam and catchment area treatment to reduce soil erosion. 5.     Preparation of optimization documents and plans considering various options including but not limitedto: improved dam operation usinglatest technology (i.e. non-structural interventions), better plant management ensuring operability of all generating units roundthe year, and ongoing additional storage plans upstream of the dam(Pre/Feasibility/Detail Design Studies of these proposed damsupstream to Naghlu Dams are not the part of this assignment). 6.     Preparation of a detailed assessment of all recommended activities to upgrade the operational safety of the dam includingdam safety and worker safety to bring it to international standards, including a prioritization of each recommended activity. 7.     Preparation of Environmental and Social Impact Analysis of the proposed work taking into account cumulative impacts due toall proposed civil and hydro-mechanical rehabilitation & new works and input from the Environmental and Social Advisory Panel(ESAP) and including suggestions for mitigation measures to reduce significant negative impacts. Phase II: This Phase consists of three primary tasks: 1.     Preparation of detail design report of rehabilitation of Naghlu Dam taking into account all civil andhydromechanical works following the safety audit and optimization measures to optimize the performance of the dam; put it incompliance with international safety standards including considerations of modern seismic loads, flood loads, wind loads and humansafety standards; and extend its working life by at least 50 years, including working drawings, cost estimates and work scheduleestimates. 2.     Preparation of bidding documents for Civil and Hydro-mechanical Works (excluding electro-mechanicalworks undertook by the recently executed and under progress rehabilitation contracts and other work included in Component 1described above), in consultation with DABS and complying with World Bank's procurement policies andguidelines. 3.     Professional servicesduring the bidding period for the Naghlu Project for Civil and Hydro-mechanical Works, the evaluationof offers, and assistance in awardingcontracts for the rehabilitationworks. For further information on the scope of the services, you can access the ToR under the above mentioned assignment titleand reference number on the website: www.npa.gov.af 4.      Da AghanistanBreshna Sherkat (DABS)  now invites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants")toindicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they havethe required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. 5.      The shortlisting criteria are: i.        The consultant shall demonstrate having sound financial situation andcapacity by submitting financial audit report with annual turnoverof at least US$ 7,200,000.0 for any of the last 3 years (2013,2014 & 2015); ii.      The consultant should have significant experience in similar assignments in termsof nature, size and complexity. the consultant shall provide proven experiences of having executed at least twocontracts of similar nature and complexity, each with the value of minimum US$ 3,600,000.0. iii.    Organizational Structure iv.     Manpower with qualifications, technical and professional competence necessary for successful implementation oftheassignment v.       Eligibility requirements in compliance with paragraphs 1.11, 1.12 & 1.13 ofthe World Bank's Guidelines for Selection & Employment of Consultants, January 2011 ? Revised July 2014. The consultants shouldalso provide a copy of the certification of incorporation/ business license. 6.      The attention of interested Consultants is drawn toparagraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDACredits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers ? January 2011 Revised July 2014 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict ofinterest.  In addition, please refer to the following information on conflict ofinterest related to thisassignment as per paragraph 1.9 of Consultant Guidelines: Bankpolicy requires that consultants provide professional, objective and impartial advice and at all times hold the client's interestparamount, without any consideration for future work, and that in providing advice they avoid conflicts with other assignments andtheir own corporate interests. Consultants shall notbe hired for any assignment that would be in conflict with their prior orcurrent obligations to other clients, or that may place them in aposition of being unable to carry out the assignment in the bestinterest of the Borrower. The Guidelines are available at   www.worldbank.org/ . 7.      Consultants mayassociate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications. If consultants intend to associatewith other firms, they are advised to clearly identify the lead partner and state the composition and nature of theassociation (JV/sub-consultancy) in their EOI. In case the EOI is submitted in form of JV, each partner in the associationshall meet the minimum requirements defined above, under the short listing criteria. However, the short listing criteria will notbe applied and considered for sub-consultants. 8.      A consultantfirm will be selected through Quality and Cost BasedSelection (QCBS) inaccordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World BankBorrowers dated January 2011, Revised July 2014. Particular importance will be given to the qualification of the consultants andtheir ability to operate inAfghanistan. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours, i.e. 09:00 to 16:00 hours. Electronicqueries will be entertained. 9.      Expressions ofinterest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, by mail, or by e-mail) by May 01, 2016 15:00 Hrs (Kabul Local Time) duly quotingthe case's reference number i.e. NPA/DABS/95/CS-1136/QCBS Attention:  Aziz Ahmad Obaidi Procurement Manager (Consulting Services Department) NationalProcurement Authority (NPA) AdministrativeOffice of the President PashtunestanWat, Kabul, Afghanistan Phone Number:+93(0)202147556 Email:aziz.obaidi@aop.gov.af  copied to wais.rahimi@aop.gov.af,yousuf.anwari@dabs.af Web site: www.npa.gov.af

Natl Horticulture & Livestock Project - P143841

Procurement Manager (Consulting Services Department) | Published April 6, 2016  -  Deadline May 1, 2016
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Naghlu Hydropower Rehabilitation Project (nhrp) ?????? ?????????????????????? ??????????????????? ????? ????? ????? ???? ????? ?????? Islamic Republic ofAfghanistan Administrative Officeof the President National ProcurementAuthority ????? ?????????????????? ???????????????????? ??????????????????? ??????????? ??????? ????? ? ???? ????? ??? ????? REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (REOI) (Consulting Services ? Firms Selection) Country:  Government ofIslamic Republic of Afghanistan Project:   Naghlu Hydropower Rehabilitation Project (NHRP) Project ID: P132944 Grant No: TF0A1691 PP Ref.No.: DABS/95/ICB/WB/NHRP/009 Assignment Title:  Consulting Services for Rehabilitation of Naghlu Hydropower Dam Reference No.: NPA/DABS/95/CS-1136/QCBS 1.      The Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has received financing from theInternational Development Association (IDA) toward the cost of the Naghlu Hydropower Rehabilitation Project (NHRP), and intends toapply part of the proceeds for the consulting services described further below. 2.      The Naghlu Dam is a gravity dam on the confluence of Kabul and Panjshir Rivers in Surobidistrict, Kabul province, Afghanistan. It is located 80km (50 mi) east of the Afghan capital Kabul. The primary purpose of the damis hydroelectric power generation and it supports a power station with a rated capacity of 4X23.5 MW at rated net head of 61m. Itis the largest hydropower plant in Afghanistan and provides a large proportion of Kabul's electricity. Currently only three out ofthe four generating units are operational. The dam is ~100 m (328 ft) high and 280 m (919 ft) long and its reservoir has a storagecapacity of 550,000,000 m3. The project implementation agency will be the DaAfghanistan BreshnaSherkat (DABS). 3.      The objective of the proposed Consulting Services is tosupport Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat(DABS) in (i) Improve the safety of the dam to modern international standards,(ii) Improve the operational efficiency of the damincluding running it as part of a system of dams on the rivers,(iii) Improve all aspects of the project, exceptingelectromechanical (which is being rehabilitating separately), to extend operating life of the facility by 50 years, and (iv)Improve operator and worker safety to modern international standards. TheGovernment of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, through the Da Afghanistan BreshnaSherkat (DABS)  wishes to engage a qualified consulting engineering firm to undertake: Phase I: This phase consists of five principal work elements: 1.     Evaluation of the safety of the existing dam and power plant, including structural and human factorsand development of the recommended immediate upgrades that improve dam safety. 2.     Preparation of design documents and plans for structural and operationalsafety improvements that can beimplemented quickly based on cogent diagnosis and studies to mitigate operational risks and to restore the performance to itsdesigned level; 3.     Identifying all the measures required to improve safety and generating capacity of Naghlu hydropowerplant based on detailed ground information and systems modeling. 4.      Evaluation of extent of sedimentation issues behind thedam and development of plan for future management of this element including such considerations as sediment removal from behind thedam and catchment area treatment to reduce soil erosion. 5.     Preparation of optimization documents and plans considering various options including but not limitedto: improved dam operation usinglatest technology (i.e. non-structural interventions), better plant management ensuring operability of all generating units roundthe year, and ongoing additional storage plans upstream of the dam(Pre/Feasibility/Detail Design Studies of these proposed damsupstream to Naghlu Dams are not the part of this assignment). 6.     Preparation of a detailed assessment of all recommended activities to upgrade the operational safety of the dam includingdam safety and worker safety to bring it to international standards, including a prioritization of each recommended activity. 7.     Preparation of Environmental and Social Impact Analysis of the proposed work taking into account cumulative impacts due toall proposed civil and hydro-mechanical rehabilitation & new works and input from the Environmental and Social Advisory Panel(ESAP) and including suggestions for mitigation measures to reduce significant negative impacts. Phase II: This Phase consists of three primary tasks: 1.     Preparation of detail design report of rehabilitation of Naghlu Dam taking into account all civil andhydromechanical works following the safety audit and optimization measures to optimize the performance of the dam; put it incompliance with international safety standards including considerations of modern seismic loads, flood loads, wind loads and humansafety standards; and extend its working life by at least 50 years, including working drawings, cost estimates and work scheduleestimates. 2.     Preparation of bidding documents for Civil and Hydro-mechanical Works (excluding electro-mechanicalworks undertook by the recently executed and under progress rehabilitation contracts and other work included in Component 1described above), in consultation with DABS and complying with World Bank's procurement policies andguidelines. 3.     Professional servicesduring the bidding period for the Naghlu Project for Civil and Hydro-mechanical Works, the evaluationof offers, and assistance in awardingcontracts for the rehabilitationworks. For further information on the scope of the services, you can access the ToR under the above mentioned assignment titleand reference number on the website: www.npa.gov.af 4.      Da AghanistanBreshna Sherkat (DABS)  now invites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants")toindicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they havethe required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. 5.      The shortlisting criteria are: i.        The consultant shall demonstrate having sound financial situation andcapacity by submitting financial audit report with annual turnoverof at least US$ 7,200,000.0 for any of the last 3 years (2013,2014 & 2015); ii.      The consultant should have significant experience in similar assignments in termsof nature, size and complexity. the consultant shall provide proven experiences of having executed at least twocontracts of similar nature and complexity, each with the value of minimum US$ 3,600,000.0. iii.    Organizational Structure iv.     Manpower with qualifications, technical and professional competence necessary for successful implementation oftheassignment v.       Eligibility requirements in compliance with paragraphs 1.11, 1.12 & 1.13 ofthe World Bank's Guidelines for Selection & Employment of Consultants, January 2011 ? Revised July 2014. The consultants shouldalso provide a copy of the certification of incorporation/ business license. 6.      The attention of interested Consultants is drawn toparagraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDACredits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers ? January 2011 Revised July 2014 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict ofinterest.  In addition, please refer to the following information on conflict ofinterest related to thisassignment as per paragraph 1.9 of Consultant Guidelines: Bankpolicy requires that consultants provide professional, objective and impartial advice and at all times hold the client's interestparamount, without any consideration for future work, and that in providing advice they avoid conflicts with other assignments andtheir own corporate interests. Consultants shall notbe hired for any assignment that would be in conflict with their prior orcurrent obligations to other clients, or that may place them in aposition of being unable to carry out the assignment in the bestinterest of the Borrower. The Guidelines are available at   www.worldbank.org/ . 7.      Consultants mayassociate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications. If consultants intend to associatewith other firms, they are advised to clearly identify the lead partner and state the composition and nature of theassociation (JV/sub-consultancy) in their EOI. In case the EOI is submitted in form of JV, each partner in the associationshall meet the minimum requirements defined above, under the short listing criteria. However, the short listing criteria will notbe applied and considered for sub-consultants. 8.      A consultantfirm will be selected through Quality and Cost BasedSelection (QCBS) inaccordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World BankBorrowers dated January 2011, Revised July 2014. Particular importance will be given to the qualification of the consultants andtheir ability to operate inAfghanistan. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours, i.e. 09:00 to 16:00 hours. Electronicqueries will be entertained. 9.      Expressions ofinterest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, by mail, or by e-mail) by May 01, 2016 15:00 Hrs (Kabul Local Time) duly quotingthe case's reference number i.e. NPA/DABS/95/CS-1136/QCBS Attention:  Aziz Ahmad Obaidi Procurement Manager (Consulting Services Department) NationalProcurement Authority (NPA) AdministrativeOffice of the President PashtunestanWat, Kabul, Afghanistan Phone Number:+93(0)202147556 Email:aziz.obaidi@aop.gov.af  copied to wais.rahimi@aop.gov.af,yousuf.anwari@dabs.af Web site: www.npa.gov.af

AF: ARTF - CB for Results Facility - P123845

CBR PROJECT, Ministry of Finance Project Support Unit (PSU) | Published May 19, 2015  -  Deadline June 1, 2015
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International Procurement Consultant (consultancy Services) Position Title:                         International Procurement Consultant (Consultancy Services) Directorate:                            NationalProcurement Authority (NPA) Duty station:                          Kabul,Afghanistan Supervisor:                            Civil ProcurementDirector Duration:                              One (1) year with possibility ofextension Number of Positions:           One (1) Vacancy Ref. No.:               CBR-94-005-S-0183 Deadline forApplication:   1st June 2015 TERMS OF REFERENCE I.         Background: After several decades of wars andcivil strife, building an effective state - one that can provide security and services to thepeople - has been at the heart of thereconstruction effort in Afghanistan. The government has made significant progress in many areas suchas primary education, basichealth services, irrigation, rehabilitation, and rural development.  In spite of theGovernment's best efforts to improve the service delivery in priority sectors like health, education and infrastructure, corruptionremains a major obstacle in effective governance and thus efficient service delivery to the people of Afghanistan. The Governmenthas taken many steps to ensure that corruption is dealt with a firm hand and is contained in the medium term and completelyeradicated in the long term. One of the main area of corruption is procurement. Till now, the procurement system inAfghanistan was fragmented across Procurement Policy Unit under the Ministry of Finance, Afghanistan Reconstruction and DevelopmentServices (ARDS) under the Ministry of Economy and the Special Procurement Commission (SPC) under the chairmanship of the Ministerfor Finance, apart from the procurements handled by individual line ministries and other sub-national entities. As part of theongoing system reforms by the present Afghanistan Government, these three entities have been amalgamated into one single agencycalled National Procurement Authority (NPA) to act as the apex procurement organization, to formulate policies related to publicprocurement and to regulate the public procurement function in the entire nation. The NPA will consolidate the functions of abovementioned entities into a single central organization to oversee and facilitate all national procurement (goods, works andservices) above a certain threshold and which are vital to economic development of Afghanistan. In addition, it will look after thepolicies and procedures to strengthen the procurement system and start e-procurement in Afghanistan, to bring about a completelytransparent public procurement system. Other objectives of this directorate are to enhance budget execution, ensuring efficiency inpublic procurement system, recruitment of professional and honest procurement civil servants at different levels and variouscapacities. The CBR project is an ongoing program,to support the government's effort to improve the capacity and performance of core line ministries responsible for nationalpriority programs and to integrateand incentivize the line ministries restructuring, organizational, staffing, institutional andhuman capacity development efforts in a strategic manner. This position will be funded by the CBR project. In order to satisfactorily meet itsconsultancy services procurement obligations, the NPA requires highly experienced and competent International ProcurementConsultant, to improve consultancy services procurement process of Civil Procurement Directorate and NPA, to provide professionaladvise on consultancy services contract and to consolidate various consultancy services procurement professional experiences andideas in delivering services to government of Afghanistan. II.          Duties and Responsibilities Procurement Consultant is responsiblefor all the tasks pertaining to Consultancy Department within CPD. He/she is accountable for the procurement of consultancyservices based on PPL and Procurement Rules and Procedures. Procurement Consultant has the following specific responsibilities andduties but not limited to; ·      Co-ordinate with the consultancy department's manager and work closely with the national counterparts ·      Explain the consultancy services procurement process to the representatives of the PEs to enable them tounderstand the provisions of Afghanistan Procurement Law and Rules of Procedure as well as procurement rules and regulationsapplicable to donor funded procurements. ·      Participate in the meetings with PEs and other forums, to provide necessary guidance and support on procurementissues. ·      Provide guidance and support to National Procurement Consultants of CPD with a view to enhance their consultancyservices procurement skillsand knowledge. ·      Lead the CPD procurement facilitation services for procurement of Consultancy Services. ·      Review ToRs, EOIs and RFPs that would normally be prepared by the PEs (with technical assistance from theirAdvisors). ·      Review consultancy services procurement notices and ensure wide dissemination of procurementopportunity. ·      Review REoIs, TOR, Short lists, RFPs etc. ·      Support opening of EoIs, preparation of technical and financial proposals and the management of the proposalopening process and preparationof the minutes of the proposal opening. ·      Advise PEs in conducting contract negotiations and provide guidance onmatters that could benegotiated. ·      Review and advise, on  behalf of  the  PEs  the  contract  award  proposal  to  Contract NPC for approval. ·      Review standard contract documents for signature. ·      Render advise on preparation and issuance of award notification to successful firm and publication of awardnotification in accordance with required provisions of Law. ·      Advise PEs with contractual matters that may arise - amendments to contract, extensions and any other relatedissue. ·      Review and advise on all correspondence with PEs and for collection ofall required documents from thePEs. ·      Support preparation and maintenance of all case files for the assignedprocurement cases including filing of allcase related documents, safe custody of securities, etc. ·      Support updating the status of all assigned procurement cases in PMIS of NPA. ·      Prepare progress updates of assigned procurement cases as and when required. ·      Give guidance at various stages of procurement to ensure adherence to applicable procurementprocedure. ·      Ensure transparency, competitiveness and integrity of the procurement process as required under AfghanistanProcurement Law and report conflict of interest (if any) to appropriate authority. ·      Any other task assigned from time to time by Consultancy Services Manager/CP Director ·      Closely work with the national counterparts to train and develop capacity in procurement of consultancyservices III.         Reporting Responsibility Procurement Consultant is responsible for reporting tothe Consultancy Services Manager directly. He/she has to provide monthly reports on progress of consultancy projects within theauthority of Civil Procurement Directorate. He/she is also responsible to provide update of the projects to theauthorities as andwhen needed. IV.         Qualificationand Experience Education Minimum Masters Degree in engineering, management,administration, economics, publicpolicy, business or any other related fields. Candidates with Bachelors degree can also beconsidered, if they have specialized  diploma /certificate in procurement, from reputed international institutions or if they possess an additional 3 years of specific experiencein public procurement, in addition to the work experience mentioned below. WorkExperience Must have at least 10 years of experience, ofwhich 2 years must be extensively related to procurement of consultancy services with governmentand NGOs or international donorfunded projects. Candidates with workexperience in multiple countries will be stronglypreferred. Language Requirement Must be proficient in writing, reading and speaking inEnglish. KeyCompetencies 1.         Must have the ability to work with individuals and teams in completing tasks that are urgent, high priority andsensitive; 2.         Must have the ability tothink analytically and strategically; 3.         Must have thewillingness and enthusiasm for working in an environment with many different stakeholders, with varyinginterests; 4.         Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) and Internetuse; 5.         High level interpersonal and relationship-building skills; 6.         Ability to communicate and work effectively with persons of various cultures and religions; 7.         Outstanding ability to determine and review priorities, plan and meet deadlines; 8.         Ability and willingness to work in a high pressure environment and insecure post-conflictenvironment; The CBR project invites qualified individual consultants to express their interest in providingthe above mentioned services. Interested candidates must provide information indicating that they are qualified and experienced toprovide the above mentioned services (in addition to the educational qualifications, experience in similar assignments and countryof work etc. should be incorporated in the CV, which is to be submitted along with the expression ofinterest). A consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in section V of the World Bank'sGuidelines: Selection and Employment ofConsultants by World Bank Borrowers (January 2011). HOW TO APPLY Interested candidates should submit their applications by e-mail or in writing (marked confidential and clearly indicatingon the sealed envelope the vacancy announcement number) to: CBR PROJECT, Ministry of Finance Project Support Unit (PSU), Budget Department, Ministry ofFinance, Pashtoonistan Watt, Kabul, Afghanistan. Attn: G. Loganathan, International Procurement Advisor Ph: 079 198 3595 Email address: cbr.vacancies@budgetmof.gov.af; logu@cbr.gov.af Please notethat applications received after the closing date will not be considered. Only short-listed candidates will becontacted. The Capacity Building for Results (CBR) Facility Project isan Equal Opportunity Employer committed toproviding chances for employment to candidates and employees without regard to race, religion, creed, age, sex, height, weight,marital status, disability unrelated to an individual's ability to perform adequately, national origin citizenship, ancestry, orany other characteristic almost universally considered to be protected by law. ******

Nonformal Appr. Training Edu Jobs in Afg - P146015

Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled | Published January 24, 2016  -  Deadline February 7, 2016
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International Labor Market Information Advisor Expressionof Interest JobTitle : International Labor Market InformationAdvisor DutyStation : Kabul Head Office? Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs,Martyrs & Disabled (MOLSAMD)/ National Skills Development Program (NSDP) Reportingto : NSDP Executive ProgramDirector VacancyAnnouncement : MoLSAMD-N/C-3 Introduction The National Skills Development Program (NSDP) is a National Priority Program (NPP)established after theApril 2004 Berlin announcement made by H.E. President Karzai. The overall goal of the NSDP is to contribute to the socio-economicrecovery of Afghanistan through building a national Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) system which isresponsive to labor market needs and which provides Afghans with the knowledge and skills for decentwork. The NSDP has a Steering Committee that consists of 9 relevant Ministries with the Ministry of Labor, SocialAffairs, Martyrs and Disabled (MOLSAMD) designated as a lead Ministry. The NSDP operates as a self-contained entityas a NationalPriority Program of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan; mainly financed from the Afghanistan ReconstructionTrust Fund (ARTF) through the Ministry of Finance, and the World Bank and other funding agencies. After the recent and successful implementation of the World Bank-funded AfghanistanSkillsDevelopment Project (ASDP), the Bank intends to support NSDP/MOLSAMD through a new project called the Non-formal Approach toTraining, Education and Jobs in Afghanistan (NATEJA). Background The NATEJA project will focus on increasing access to non-formal technical and vocational training for theunskilled and semi-skilled, young, illiterate,Afghan women and men. This will be achieved by providing them with market relevantpractical skills to improve their potential for wage and/ or self-employment and higher earnings, and building otherlivelihoods-support skills. The project will also improve labor market outcomesby enhancing the quality of training deliverythrough performance-linked financial incentives, and will use non-formal training providers and employers to train the unskilledand illiterate individuals. The Project Development Objective is "to increase the potential for employment and higher earnings oftargeted young Afghan women and men in rural and semi-urban areas through non-formal skills training" The National Skills Development Program (NSDP) within the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs andDisabled (MOLSAMD), will implement the project. Scope of Duties: The scope of duties of the International LaborMarket Information Advisor will cover aspects of labor market studies and analysis, and employment promotion across all projectComponents.  The Advisor will also work with a Labor MarketInformation (LMI)specialist, an LMI Statistician and a Database Officer, and other Labor Market Information Directorate (LMID) staff at the MOLSAMD.He or she will lead on the planning, execution, data entry,data analysis and reporting of regular labor market enquiries. The Advisor will be expected to network with theCentral Statistics Office (CSO) and other agencies involved in collecting and analyzing labor market and employment data ? and tointroduce his or her counterparts to these agencies such that close and coordinated working relationships can be forged for thefuture. The MOLSAMD is expected by policy makers, plannersof the education and training sector and researchers etc., to produce at least one annual, National LMI Report which shows thetrends with regards to the supply and demand of labor.  With the existing and theplanned staff of the LMI Unit, the Advisor is expected to take the lead in producing this National LMIReport. The work is expected to be conducted usingmentoring/ skills-sharingapproaches such that the capacity of all counterpart staff at the LMID/ MOLSAMD, and selected officersfrom the NSDP, is progressively built, on the job, in a systematic and documented manner against key, assessedindicators. The International LMI Advisor will report,overall, to the NSDP Director, and on key activities (via the Director General Manpower and Employment Services) to the DeputyMinister of Labor (MOLSAMD),and on a day-to-day basis to the Director General of Manpower and Employment Services. The advisor isalso expected to work closely with other NATEJA project advisors, in particular the Entrepreneurship Advisor, and to take aholistic approach to labor markets and employment issues in Afghanistan. The duration of the assignment will be 18 monthsand will involve the following activities: a.       Developing a succinct work plan for all activities listed below; b.      Assessing the skills training needs of the LMID counterpart staff and otherNATEJA/ NSDP project team members, andmaintaining an ongoing range of capacity building, on-the-job training activities against a set of assessed, staff developmentindicators; c.       Training and leading the existing LMIA unit staff and newly recruitedstaff under the NATEJA project for LMID, to establish asystem for collecting, analyzing and reporting on the labor market information country-wide. d.      Finalizing and publishing a high quality, statistically validAnnual LMI Report, and training the LMID staff in the methodology to achieve this obligation. e.       Ensuring that the counterpart staff develop the capacity to manage the planning, execution, analysis and reporting of arange of labor market enquiries; f.       Reporting, once per quarter, to the NSDP Program Director and the Director General Manpower and Employment Services, on thecapacity building assessment of individual LMID and NSDP/NATEJA staff; g.       Ensuring that the LMID staff acquire a comprehensive understanding ofthe Key Indicators of the Labor Market (KILM), andespecially those indicators which relate to the socio-economic and labor market issues pertaining in Afghanistan at thistime. h.      Assisting the NSDP in re-activating the comprehensive Afghanistan Information Management System (AIMS)-developed database atthe NSDP which has the capacity to handle mapped 'layers' containing LMI and a wide range of sector-related data collected fromtraining provides across the country. i.        Ensuring that the LMID is able to receive LMI from the NSDP, AIMS-developed database and assess whether this database, whichhas the capacity to collect labor market enquiry data very inexpensively from all over the country, could be made a key platformfor the LMID. j.        Devising and carrying out the labor market enquiry under the NATEJA project, whilst building the capacity of the LMID staffas explained above; k.      Assisting the NSDP/ NATEJA project team to specify the precise, disaggregated sampling methodology which the Monitoring andInspection Agent, theInspection Agent and the NSDP M&E teams will need to adopt when assessing the trainee employment statuswhen carrying out the 6-month post training employment tracer studies required to verify employment rates and so make incentivebonus payments to training providers. l.        Assisting the LMID in lobbying, through the NATEJA Donor Group and other viable means, for sustainable funding to carry outa wide range of specific LM enquiries which will support, by means of valid national and international data, the targeting ofresources for training and training sector expansion to match labor market demand both in Afghanistan andabroad. m.    Ensuringthat allsources of LMI are statistically sound and that data entry, analysis and reporting is valid andreliable; n.      Supportthe LMID team in promoting all of their work and in reporting under the Afghanistan National DevelopmentStrategy. Qualifications and Experience: a.       A Master degree[LRS1]  in, forexample, business administration, economics (with labor market statistics), applied statistics, livelihoods and human resourcedevelopment, labor market studies, or other relevant fieldrelating to human resources development and labormarkets; b.      A minimum of 6 years specialized experience working in the field of labor market enquiry design, household survey design andexecution, data processing, analysis and reporting, in developing countries. c.       Experience in, and commitment to, training and counterpart capacity building related to labor market enquiries andanalysis; d.      A thorough understanding of the ILO Key Indicators of the Labor Market (KILM), and their applications in developingcountries having a large informal sector. e.       The ability to live and travel, and work closely with counterpart staff and related agencystaff; f.       The ability to work effectively in a challenging, developing-country environment, and to beself-motivated; g.       Excellent English communication, IT (for example specialist software such as Stata, SPSS  or any econometric software), analytical, report writing and training skills; h.      Ideally, some understanding of Dari or Pashto languages will be preferred; Reporting: The Adviserwill produce a succinct monthly report ,for the NSDP Program Director, which includes a clear summary of work completed, in timeline work plan form, containing comments on progress and or any impediments to progress against the key activities listed above.(The suggested format is of one time linefor each activity with space under each activity for comments onprogress.) Evaluation of theAdviser's Performance a.       The key evaluation willbe based on the progress against the activities listed above. b.      The evaluation shall beconducted at any time during the performance of duties under the contract. c.       The Advisor is to engagein an exit interview and submit a final, summary report prior to completion of contract. A satisfactory evaluation of performanceand final report constitute the conditions for final payment. Closing Date for Applications: The closing date for applications is: 07, February2016" SubmissionGuideline: Interested candidates should submit their CV &application Letter, in writing, to the National Skills Development Program (NSDP) HR-Procurement Department, Ministry of Labour,Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled located in first Macroryan, Kabul, or e-mail their application (indicating in the subject linethe VA number and the title ofthe post applied for) to:Eng. Saeed A Hashimi hashimisa@hotmail.com copy to job.nsdp@gmail.com "No laterthan" 07, February2016" Special Note: Please note that applications received after theclosing date and orwithout mentioning title of the post applied for in subject line of the Email will not be given consideration.Only short-listed candidateswhose applications correspond to the above criteria and requirements will be contacted for interview. A Consultant will be selected in accordance withthe procedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World BankBorrowers (January, 2011edition Revised July 2014) http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2014/07/24361451/guidelines-selection-employment-consultants-under-ibrd-loans-ida-credits-grants-world-bank-borrowers [LRS1]Since this is an international position, itis importantthat the person holds a master degree as minimum qualifications

AF: National Solidarity Program III - P117103

Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) | Published January 7, 2015  -  Deadline January 19, 2015
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International Individual Consultant: Change Management Advisor Request for Expressions of Interest (REoI) For International Individual Consultant: Change Management Advisor (Reference # MRRD/CMU/IC01 Amendment1) Country:                           Afghanistan Ministry:                    Ministry ofRural Rehabilitation& Development (MRRD) Type:                          International Individual Consultant Project ID:                 P 117103 NSP (MRRD/Change Management) Grant#:                    AF098459-AF IssueDate:                 05th January2015 Closing Date:             19th January 2015 I.          General Introduction: MRRD's ultimate goal is to reduce povertyin the rural areas of Afghanistan, wherethree-quarters of the Afghanpopulation live, many of them in severe poverty. Through its actions,MRRD aims to pave the way forother actors, including Government, civil society and the private sector, to complement its endeavours. The development context in which MRRD works is set out in the Afghanistan NationalDevelopment Strategy (ANDS),expanded in the Agriculture and Rural Development Sector Strategy (ARDSS), and expressed inprogrammatic terms through four National Priority Programs (NPPs) in which the Ministry is directly involved via the Agricultureand Rural Development (ARD) Cluster of Government ministries (of which the MRRD Minister is Co-ordinator). To assist the Ministry in responding to this context, a Strategic Intent document hasbeen agreed, setting out the Ministry's approaches to community-level governance, poverty reduction and socio-economic growth, andidentifying focal areas of work and objectives. Linked to this, a Change Management Plan has been drafted and agreed and is underpartial implementation. II. Change Management within theMRRD To respond to the need to provide sustainable services, MRRD recognises the need to moveaway from the programmatic operational mode to mainstreaming its core functions within its directorates and field offices. Thiswill bring in both efficiency and effectiveness in the long run, and help reduce the reliance on contract staff and transform MRRDto a ministry operated and managed by its civil servants. The latter can only be achieved by investing in skills development of theexisting and possibly new civil servants through a Change Management process and bringing contract staff onto the "tashkeel"(Afghan civil service) through the defined 'Capacity Building for Results (CBR)' process initiated by the WorldBank. The Change Management Plan of MRRD aims to transform the Ministry directorates,departments and field units to operate more efficiently, cost-effectively and with greater transparency. The main objective of this reform process is tostrengthen the capacity of MRRD Directorates/Departments through:(a) systems development; (b) capacity building and (c) technicalassistance (TA), which will enable them take over the functions presently performed by the individual MRRD Programs. This shift iseven more crucial going forward in that the five large Programs within the MRRD will be streamlined into one Program in the shortto medium term. The implementation of the change managementplan therefore involvean overarching organizational and functional review of the entire ministry including all the Directorates,Departments, Programs, Provincial Rural Rehabilitation and Development Directorates (PRRDs) and the MRRD's current and futuredistrict-level presence. This will ensure a collaborative approach with a unified environment between the Directorates andPrograms.  In addition, the Change Management  Plan envisages to devolve planning, budgeting and financial authority from the centre to the PRRDs. Thedelegation of authority will require policy, procedure and regulatory changes, particularly with regardsto the delegated planning,budgeting and financial authority given toPRRDs. In delivering this change, the MRRD team will actively seek cross-Governmentsupport and agreement to enable these necessary and far-reaching changes. In 2010, the leadership of the Ministry established a Change Management Unit toco-ordinate the reform process.The aim was to  deliver targeted institutional and humancapacity building activities, so as toachieve sustainable rural development outcomes  and reduce the cost of service delivery through  mainstreaming ofprograms activities into the  core functions of the MRRD's directorates anddepartments. The reform process is expected to significantly increase the capacity of civil servants in MRRD. However, with the newstrategic vision, the need to create and establish synergies and the streamlining of the Programs, empowering the MRRDDirectorates/Departments and field units to implement the Programs' activities in the future is a major undertaking. With supportfrom the European Union and the World Bank, the MRRD will implement the Change Management Plan to empower the Directorates, buildthe capacity of civil staff and reduce the duplication of functions within MRRD. III. Roles & Responsibilities forthe Consultant § The Change Management Advisor, who will work as a Counterpart to the Head of Change Management Unit,will provide technical assistance to the MRRD. The Advisor will guide the implementation of change management plan, which broadlyinclude the MRRD's organizational review, management systems development, and training and capacity building. Specifically, he/shewill also provide help the MRRD to hire consultancy firms to undertake for the organizational review of the Ministry; and developmanagement systems (including policies, procedures and regulations), and train and build capacity of the staff to take on newresponsibilities and use the newly developed systems. Based on the grant agreement and project documents for the Change Management process, the MRRD's revised strategicintent document, the project documents and grant agreements of the existing MRRD Programs, the ToRs of the currently establishedDirectorates and Departments within the MRRD, and other documentation (as available) related to the MRRD's current and proposedmandates and structure undertake the following tasks: Prepare detailed Terms of Reference (ToRs) for the hiring of internationalconsulting firms to undertake the organizational review of MRRD;  and developmanagement systems, and training and capacity building of the staff. § Supportthe Change Management Unit in the procurement of these international management and technical consulting firms, includingassistance with selection process, such reviewing the expressions of interest, technical and financial proposals, and peerreviewing the evaluation reports prepared by the recruitment committees. § Oncecontracted, help the Change Management Unit to manage these contracts, including  thereviewing  the approaches or methodologies being taken by these firms in theorganizational review of the MRRD, providing technical feedback on consultants' outputs at various stages, and clearing the finalreports. Support the headof Change Management Unit to coordinatethe reform process with the MRRD's directorates, departments, programs and PRRDs. § Adviseon the establishment of internal committees and the acquisition of external support from other public institutions (e.g. civilservicecommission, judiciary etc.) to guide the implementation of the ChangeManagement Plan or reformprocess. § Reviewperiodically and advise the MRRD leadership on the contractual performance of the contracted firms, and on legal, policy andstrategicissues related to the contracts. Provide overall technical backstopping to the ChangeManagement Unit of the MRRD, including guidance on the day-to-day implementation of the reformprocess. § Providetechnical expertise and strategic guidance to the Change Management Unit on planning, budgeting, and execution of annual work plansand budgets. § Providesupport to the Change Management Unit to develop an overall andannual procurement plan for goods and consulting services, as wellasexecution of the plan. Support the capacity building of the MRRD heads ofdirectorates and departments to ensure their increased understanding of the technical and change management aspects of reforms; andcapacity building programs for greater ownership and sustainability. §  Develop a system for regular monitoring and reporting (to MRRD leadership and the WorldBank/EU)of the agreed reforms, including the consultative process; rules, procedures and regulations; systems and human resourcedevelopment. § Deviseand implement a structured, phased, and measurable knowledge-building and capacity-building program for Change Management Unitstaff to enable them to manage and oversee the implementation of current and new reform processes. § Providehands-on support to the Head of the Change Management Unit and MRRD directorates' staff in the areas of planning, budgeting andimplementation of activities, as well as monitoring and final evaluation ofthe reform process. § Develop,with the Change Management Unit, specific initiatives to mainstream crosscutting issues such as gender, counter-narcotics andanti-corruption within the implementation process for the Change Management Plan, including identifying agreed indicators ofprogress. § Identifywhere shortfalls exist in financial support for Change Management Plan implementation, and identify, based on published or planneddonor strategies and priorities, the most suitable potential funders tomeet identified needs. § Reviewthe recommendations made by the contracted technical and management consultancy firms, and based on these recommendations, developthedesign for the Phase II of the Change Management process. § Preparequarterly and annual progress reports on the implementation of the Change Management Plan and submit to the MRRD leadership and theWorld Bank/EU. § Otherappropriate duties and responsibilities, as assigned by the Head of the Change Management Unit. IV.       Time Schedule The assignment is expected to start in April 2015 for a periodof 24 continuous months, with possibility of extension by mutual agreement, subject to provenperformance. V.       Qualification Requirements AcademicQualifications Master's degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies, Programme Management, Business Administration, PublicAdministration, International Development, Organizational Development, Change Management orrelated discipline isrequired. WorkExperience §  A minimum of 8years of direct working experience in senior managerial or advisory positions is required. §  A minimum of 3years of direct experience of working with organizational structure, civil service reforms, institutional reorganizationorreengineering, structural or organizational changes or similar functions is required. §  Demonstratedexperience in supporting organizational reform strategies and plans, including direct experience of capacity building among t civilservice staff. § Extensiveexperience in cooperation and capacity development with government counterparts. VI.       Other Requirements §  A goodunderstanding and proven application of all technical aspects of planning and program management and other related tools andmechanisms; §  Working knowledgeof development issues. §  Competency inconceptualizing, designing, implementing focused strategies and evaluating outcomes. §  Strongcommunication skills, ability to handle details and present a persuasive case. §  Ability to workharmoniously with persons of different nationalities and cultural background issues §  Initiative andproven ability to work with little supervision. §  Excellent writtenand verbal English communication skills. §  Knowledge of Dariand Pashto would be an asset. § Skilled use ofMicrosoft Office applications is essential. VII.     DutyStation and Reporting Requirements: Duty Station: The dutystation shall be the Unit of the Change Management Unit, Officeof the Deputy Minister for Programs, located within the MRRDCompoundin Darul Aman, Kabul, Afghanistan. However, field travel is also required and an essential part of thisconsultancy. Reporting Requirements: The consultant reports to the Offices of the Deputy Minister for Programs,MRRD. VIII.    Submission of Expression of Interest: The NSP/MRRD now invites eligible consultants to indicate their interest in providingthe services. Interested eligible candidates must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the servicesand are invited to submit their CV (Curriculum Vitae), including employment records, description of similar assignments, experiencein similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills, previous remunerations, etc. A consultant will be selected in accordancewith Section V Selection of Individual Consultants procedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers, version May2011.  Interested consultants may obtain further information from the website indicated below orby email to the contact person indicated below. Expressions of interest (EoIs) must be delivered to the address below or by E-Mail tothe ID shown below no later than 1400 hours local time on 19th January 2015. The subject line (of the email or the coverletter if submitted in person) should refer to the position being applied both by title and by the reference number stated in thisdocument. Note: No telephone inquiries will be entertained. Address of Focal Person forEnquires and Submission of EoIs: Attn:  Sayed Ahamad Khanzada, Procurement Department, NationalSolidarity Programme (NSP), a.khanzada@nspafghanistan.org cc:wahidullah.raufi@mrrd.gov.af and cc: mukhtar.ghafarzoy@mrrd.gov.af Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD), Afghanistan Tashkilat Street, Darul Aman Road, Kabul, Afghanistan Mobile: +93 (0) 700 20 0883 Website: www.mrrd.gov.af, www.nspafghanistan.org

Afghanistan ICT Sector Development Proje - P121755

Ministry of Communications and IT (MCIT) | Published October 13, 2015  -  Deadline November 17, 2015
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Individual Consultant-time Based Contract REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OFINTEREST (REOI) (INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANCYSERVICES) COUNTRY:                                      Afghanistan NAME OF THEPROJECT:             Afghanistan ICT Sector Development Project (ICTDP) SECTOR:                                           Information and Communications Technology(ICT) CONSULTING SERVICES:            Project Management Specialist (PMS) CONTRACTTYPE:                          Individual Consultant-Time based Contract DURATION OF ASSIGNMENT:    20 Months or till June 30, 2017whichever is earlier DUTY STATION:                              Kabul, Afghanistan CONTRACT REFERENCE NO:      MCIT/ICTDP/P121755/IDA-H-665-AF/C4.1/PMS WORLD BANK GRANT NO:        IDA-H-6650-AF PROJECT ID NO:                              P121755 IMPLEMENTINGAGENCY:          Project Implementation andCoordination Unit (PICU) of MCIT Background: TheMinistry ofCommunications and Information Technology (MCIT), Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has receivedfinancing from the World Bank towards the cost of the ICT Sector Development Project amounting to estimated cost of 50 Million USDand intendsto apply part of the proceeds to hire a qualified Consultant to work as Project Management Specialist (PMS) ofthe Afghanistan ICT Sector Development Project (ICTDP), being implemented by MCIT, Kabul, Afghanistan. The Consultant will be theProject Director of the World Bank funded Project of MCIT responsible for implementation of Afghanistan ICT Sector DevelopmentProject, funded by the World Bank. The aim of the Afghanistan ICT Sector Development Project is to expandbroadband connectivity, mainstream use of mobile applications across the Government and develop the capacity of the IT sector tofacilitate improved service delivery across Afghanistan whileaccelerating job creation and economic growth.  The project will do so by: (a) Creating theenabling environment and making strategicinvestments for the development of Afghanistan's backbone and broadband infrastructure; (b) Supporting the mainstreaming of mobileapplications across Government by supporting innovations and creation of cross cutting enablers; and (c) Developing local ITinfrastructure and capacity in the public and private sectors. Objectives of the Consultancy Assignment: The main objectives of thisassignment are to provide project management and coordination support to the MCIT staff and others involved in the management of the project, and in planning, procurement, disbursement, accounting and financialmanagement, and other project matters; The aimis to meet the objectives ofthe on-going project, implement the various components in a timely and efficient manner, and to help build project managementcapacity of the MCIT. Scope of Work (For further details, refer to Terms of Reference (TOR), as given below thisREOI): The consultant will be the Project Director ofAfghanistan ICT Sector Development Project and he will generally provide all necessary management and technical support to MCIT asmay be required by the PICU, for all components. Morespecifically the consultant will assist the PICU in the implementation andmonitoring of the project as below: Ø   Efficient overall implementation of the project andensuring smooth implementation of each activity; Ø   Ensuring effective communication and consultations withall stakeholders; and facilitating the preparation and public release of projectinformation; Ø   Undertaking the monitoring and evaluation of performanceindicators andoutcomes against the targets, as agreed with the Bank; Ø   Ensuring that all legal covenants of the project aremet; Ø   Proposing necessary steps or measures to overcome anycritical delays in project implementation; Ø   Handling planning, technical aspects, procurement andfinancial management, disbursement, and auditing issues arising from implementation of the various project activities; Ø   Monitoring and facilitating full compliance of allcomponents with the implementation, legal, procurement, financial and technical requirements of theproject; Ø    Ensuring quality and transparency inprocurement and financial management, andfacilitating smooth and speedy implementation of the program.  In addition, coordinatewith the government counterparts to ensure overall integration of plans and reports into the Government'sprogram; Ø    Assisting the PICU in ensuring that procurement arrangements are consistentwith project implementation and development objectives and, as needed, discuss options and possible solutions with thePICU; Ø    Ensure that all procurement is conducted transparently and on time (detailsare given in the TOR); Ø   Supporting PICU in financial management, preparingproject's budget andallocating funds to subcomponents; Ø   Supervising the preparation of projectaccounts; Ø   Arranging the quarterly review and annual audit ofaccounts; Ø   Training Head of PMO, PMO(Project Management Office) andPICU staff in project management, procurement and financial management; Ø   Preparing requisite periodic reports for the governmentand donors as required; Ø   Transferring knowledge to Head of PMO, PMO's Staff andto MCIT's nominated staff, so that they develop a cadre of trained staff, having the necessary experience, and appropriate skills,to enable them to be capable of managing its program. This transfer of knowledge and skills will be both through working closelywith PICU staff as day to day tasks are carried out, formal training (e.g. small classes, workshops, etc.)and regularly review ofduties of PICU staff and their implementation; Ø   Other tasks as defined by the MCIT from time totime. Qualification Requirements of the Consultant: Successful applicant will have astrong background in project management.  It is importantthat the applicant has goodknowledge of government and business operations in Afghanistan, the Government's ICT sector, administrative, procurement andaccounting policies and procedures, and knowledge of andexperience with World Bank financed project management, includingprocurement and financial management.    The consultant shouldhave: ·         AnEngineering Degree in Electronics & Communications/Telecom/IT from any well recognisedUniversity; ·         A Graduate or Masters degree in Management Sciences/Project Management/Finance/ BusinessAdministration/ Accounting; ·         Have at least 10years of experience in managing ICT projects preferably in developingcountries; ·         Have at least 3 yearsof direct experience as a Project Manager for any Telecom or ICT sectorProject financed by the World Bank or any other major Donor in Afghanistan; Good understanding and previous workexperience in all aspects of project management;Fluency inEnglish (reading, writing, speaking). Some knowledge of Dari or Pashto would also be an advantage;Proveninter-personal skills;High integrityand accountability, leadership and good team work spirit. To ensure impartiality, the consultant (including his home office, if any) must not, in any way, be affiliated with businessentities that are currently providing or are seeking to provide goods or services to the project. Request for Expressions of Interest (REOI) byMCIT: The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) now invites eligible Individual Consultants to indicate their interest in providing the services.Interested Consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (CV, Brochures,Description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions and availability of appropriate skills etc.). A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the WorldBank's Guidelines:Selection and Employment of Consultants byWorld Bank Borrowers(January, 2011 edition). For further details, Interested Consultants are requested to refer to the Terms of Reference (TOR) givenbelow this REOI for this Assignment and may also obtain further information (if required) at the address given below, during officehours from 0800 to 1600 hours: Foreign Procurement Department (FPD) (Attn: Mr. Samimullah Samim) General Manager for External Procurements; Procurement Department, Ministry of Communications and IT (MCIT) Mohammad Jan Khan Watt; Kabul, Afghanistan Phone: Office: +93 20 210 37 41; Cell: +93 700 222 009; Email:fpd@mcit.gov.af Web site:www.mcit.gov.af Any queries on the position may also be addressed to the above mentioned email address (fpd@mcit.gov.af), with CC to b.hassam@mcit.gov.af; azizsafi@mcit.gov.af and nadir.soroush@mcit.gov.af; soroushmnadir@yahoo.com, latest one week before thedeadline for submission of expression of interest. Expressions of interest, including detailed Resumes mustbe delivered (by E-Mails) by 17th November, 2015, to the E-Mail IDs asgiven below: 1)      Foreign Procurement Department (FPD) (Attn: Mr. SamimullahSamim) General Manager for External Procurements Procurement Department, Ministry of Communications and IT(MCIT) Mohammad Jan Khan Watt; Kabul, Afghanistan Email: fpd@mcit.gov.af 2)      Engineer Baryalai Hassam; Deputy Minister-Technical; Ministry of Communication and IT; Islamic Republic of Afghanistan; Mohammd Jan Khan Watt, Kabul Afghanistan Email: b.hassam@mcit.gov.af 3)      Dr. Aziz-ur Rehman Safi; Director-Planning andPolicies Department of MCIT                                    Email: azizzsafi@mcit.gov.af 4)      Dr. Nadir Soroush; Logistics Officer and Acting Procurement Officer of the PMO-ICTDP-MCIT; E-Mail ID: nadir.soroush@mcit.gov.af Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT); Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Terms of Reference(TOR) Consultancy Services: Project Management Specialist ofMCIT in Afghanistan BASIC DATA: COUNTRY:                                      Afghanistan NAME OF THE PROJECT:               Afghanistan ICT Sector DevelopmentProject(ICTDP) SECTOR:                                           Information and Communications Technology(ICT) CONSULTING SERVICES:            Project Management Specialist CONTRACT TYPE:                          Consultancy by an Individual-Time based Contract DURATION OF ASSIGNMENT:    20 Months ortill June 30, 2017 whichever is earlier DUTYSTATION:                              Kabul, Afghanistan CONTRACT REFERENCENO:     MCIT/ICTDP/P121755/IDA-H-665-AF/C4.1 WORLD BANK GRANT NO:        IDA-H-665-AF PROJECTID NO:                              P121755 IMPLEMENTING AGENCY:         Project Implementation and Coordination Unit (PICU) of MCIT Background: TheMinistry ofCommunications and Information Technology (MCIT), Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has receivedfinancing from the World Bank towards the cost of the ICT Sector Development Project amounting to estimated cost of 50 Million USDand intends to apply part of the proceeds to hire a qualified Consultant to work as Project Management Specialist of theAfghanistan ICT Sector Development Project, being implemented by MCIT, Kabul, Afghanistan. The Consultant will be the ProjectDirector of the World Bank funded Project of MCIT and he will be responsible for implementation of Afghanistan ICT SectorDevelopment Project, funded by the World Bank. The aim ofthe ICT Sector Development Project is to expand broadband connectivity, mainstream use ofmobile applications across the Government and develop the capacity of the IT sector to facilitate improvedservice delivery acrossAfghanistan while accelerating job creation and economic growth.  The project willdo so by: (a) Creating the enabling environment and making strategic investments for the development of Afghanistan's backbone andbroadband infrastructure; (b) Supporting the mainstreaming of mobile applications across Government by supporting innovations andcreation of cross cutting enablers; and (c) Developing local IT infrastructure and capacity in the public and private sectors. Project Development Objectives with their Output Indicators for each ProjectComponent of the World Bank funded ICT Sector Development Project of MCIT are listed below: The PDO-level results indicators are as follows: Output Indicator(s) Baseline (2010) Proposed targets (2016) Impact of Consultancy Support Revised ICT policy adopted by the Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan 2003telecom and Internet policy; 2003 ICT policy Revised policy adopted Component 1:Expanding connectivity Expanded reach and availability of telecommunicationsservices and specifically broadband Internet services Access to internet services (number of subscribers per 100 people) 3 10 Access to telephone services (number of subscriptions per 100 people) 55 80 Length of fibre optic network built under the Project (km) 0 1000 Component 2:Mainstreamingmobile applications Use of mobile applications across Government for publicservices and program management Number of Government agencies or programs using m-apps forpublic service delivery or program management 0 10 Improved capacity of Government to use IT strategically Number of ministry CIOs and other officials trained under the Project 0 100 Component 3: ITindustry development Growth of local IT Individual Consultancy Firm/Organization/Companys and job creation in the IT based servicessector Number of people trained under the Project 0 1500 Project Implementation Arrangements: TheProject has a centralized management structure. The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) is theimplementing agency for the project. MCIT is implementing a number of sectoral projects funded by the government andotherdevelopment partners. To manage its portfolio of investment projects better, MCIT has established a Program Implementation andCoordinationUnit (PICU) that the Deputy Minister (Technical) of MCIT chairs. TheDirectors of the Planning and Policy Department and IT Department are the core members of the PICU. The Finance and ProcurementDirectorates of MCIT provide support to the PICU. This is to ensure further strengthening and sustainability of program managementcapacity that has been developed over the last few years within MCIT. Core financial management and procurement functions for theproject are handled by the respective departments within MCIT.  A Project ManagementOffice (PMO) supports MCIT in implementation of the IDA project.  This PMO is part ofthe established PICU. Brief on the TelecommunicationsSector Growth of Afghanistan : a)     In July 2003, two licensesfor GSM Services (in 900 MHz) were issued to Afghan Wireless Communications Company (AWCC) and Telecom Development CompanyAfghanistan (Roshan).  Pursuant to the Policy, they were provided a duopoly on GSMServices until the end of 2005. Based on the fact that the three year term of the two original licenses was about to come to anend, on 21 May 2005, Afghanistan Telecommunications Regulatory Authority(ATRA) officially launched an international competitivetender for two additional licenses for GSM Services (and any other services in the assigned 900 and 1800 MHz bands). As a result,two additional GSM licenses were issued in May 2006, one to MTN and another to Etisalat. b)     There are about 62 ISPsoperating in Afghanistan, providing Internet Services based on different Technologies and the Media. These are in addition to thefive GSM Operators and one CDMA Operator (Wasel Telecom)), who also provide Internet Services in the Country. c)     The formerTelecommunicationDepartment of the Ministry of Communications of Afghanistan was taken out of the Ministry of Communications and became a governmentowned Telecommunications Company which also received a Unified Services license from ATRA in 2005. It was named Afghan Telecom(AFTEL). AFTEL also inherited Fixed Line and Fiber Optic networks. In addition, AFTEL also provides Internet services through itsfixed line facilities as well as through WiMAX frequencies allocated to it by ATRA. d)    Since private entry into theTelecom market in 2003, the telecom sector in Afghanistanhas grown at a remarkable rate and now approximately 22 millionSubscribers from Afghanistan businesses, government entities and consumers have mobile telephone service and over one million usershave Internetservices.The current installation of an AFTEL Fiber Optic ring throughout Afghanistan is connecting Afghanistan withthe rest of the World at lower costs for voice and data services. Now, that the basic needs of the people in Afghanistan have beenfulfilled, MCIT and ATRA have rolled out 3G (Third Generation) Services and Broadband Wireless Services in thecountry. e)     The AfghanistanTelecommunications Regulatory Authority (ATRA) was established in 2006 for issuance of licenses, monitoring of quality of servicesprovided by the licensees and taking measures towards developing the sector by encouraging private sector investments. Activitiesof ATRA are mainly based on the Telecom policy developed and adopted by the Ministry of Communications and IT on 03 July, 2003,with the vision to develop the Telecom and Internet sector in order to provide affordable and quality services to the citizens ofAfghanistan on a nationwide basis. f)      Afghan Telecom (AFTEL) is aTelecom Operator, 100 % owned by Ministry of Communications and IT (MCIT). It is a Government owned Corporation and planned to beprivatized in due course of time. In 2006, Optical FiberCable Ring Project was funded by the Government from the Core DevelopmentBudget, to establish an OFC Ring of 3100 Kms and again in 2010, another 500 Kms OFC Route has been funded under Core DevelopmentBudgetof MCIT. AFTEL is the only Operator in Afghanistan currently permitted to own the OFC based Backbone of the Country. TheCompany is sellingInternet Bandwidth by bringing the same from neighboring Countries (Pakistan, Iran, Tajakistan and Uzbekistan)through OFC Backbone. Telecom Operators and ISPs are hiring the OFC based Internet Capacities and the Fiber Capacities from AfghanTelecom. . g)      Under theWorld Bank funded ICT Sector Development Project asapproved in May, 2011, up to 29 Million USD will be spent to connect 05 Provinces and 13 Districts to the existing OFC Ring ofMCIT/Afghan Telecom. EstimatedOFC Route that will be commissioned is 1,000 Kms , connecting a totalof 18 CommunicationNodes. Objective of the PMS ConsultancyAssignment: The mainobjectives of this assignmentare to provide project management and coordination support to the MCIT staff  andothers involved in the management of the project, andin planning, procurement, disbursement, accounting and financial management,and other project matters; The aim is to meet the objectives ofthe ongoing project, implement the various components in a timely and efficient manner, and to help build project managementcapacity of the MCIT. Scope of Work: The consultant will be the Project Director ofAfghanistan ICT Sector Development Project and he will provide all necessary management and technical support to MCIT as may berequired by the PICU, for all components. More specifically the consultant will assist the PICU in the implementation andmonitoring of the project as below: Ø Efficient overall implementation of the project andensuring smooth implementation of each activity; Ø Ensuring effective communication and consultations withall stakeholders; and facilitating the preparation and public release of projectinformation; Ø Undertaking the monitoring and evaluation of performanceindicators and outcomes against the targets, as agreed with the Bank; Ø   Ensuring that all legal covenants of the project aremet; Ø   Proposing necessary steps or measures to overcome anycritical delays in project implementation; Ø   Handling planning, technical aspects, procurement andfinancial management, disbursement, and auditing issues arising from implementation of the various project activities; Ø   Monitoring and facilitating full compliance of allcomponents with the implementation, legal, procurement, financial and technical requirements of theproject; Ø    Ensuring quality and transparency inprocurement and financial management, andfacilitating smooth and speedy implementation of the program.  In addition, coordinatewith the government counterparts to ensure overall integration of plans and reports into the Government'sprogram; Ø    Assisting the PICU in ensuring that procurement arrangements are consistentwith project implementation and development objectives and, as needed, discuss options and possible solutions with thePICU; Ø    Ensure that all procurement is conducted transparently and ontime: ·        Preparing the procurement documents required to obtainclearance from the World Bank for awarding of contracts and follow-up actions; ·        Preparing the contracts with selectedsuppliers/contractors/consultants, including follow up for delivery of goods/services according toschedule; ·        Maintaining records of goods received, their quality andquantity, compliance with contract specifications and account for actual deliveries; ·        Handling warrantyand insuranceclaims; ·        Maintaining a proper filing system for all relevantprocurement documents in the Project and prepare needed reports and documents for the World Bank reviewmissions; ·        Ensuring the maintenance of project and contractadministration records; ·        Reviewing consultantoutputs; ·        Processing and verifying payment requests againstprocurement contracts, monitoring financial commitments and unspent balances against contracts; ·        Ensuring that theWorld Bank's regulations andAfghanistan's legislations on using funds for the procurement of goods and consultant selection procedures areapplied forprojects; ·        Coordinating withthe PICU on all procurement activitiesto ensure timely implementation of agreed implementation plan; Ø   Supporting PICU in financial management, preparingproject's budget andallocating funds to subcomponents; Ø   Supervising the preparation of projectaccounts; Ø   Arranging the quarterly review and annual audit ofaccounts; Ø   Training Head of PMO, PMO Staff and PICU staff inproject management, procurement and financial management; Ø   Preparing requisite periodic reports for the governmentand donors as required; Ø   Transferring knowledge to Head of PMO, Staff of the PMOand to MCIT's nominated staff, so that they develop a cadre of trained staff, having the necessary experience, and appropriateskills, to enable them to becapable of managing its program. This transfer of knowledge and skills will be both through workingclosely with PICU staff as day to day tasks are carried out, formal training (e.g. small classes, workshops, etc.) and regularlyreview of duties of PICU staff and their implementation; Ø   Other tasks as defined by the MCIT from time totime. Deliverables,Time Schedules and Reporting Requirements: The Consultant will directly reportto the Chairman of PICU, as established for the Project. The Consultant will be based at Kabul, Afghanistan. However, theConsultant should be willing to visit the Provinces of Afghanistan as per the requirements of the Project. This assignment isexpected to cover a 20-months period and is scheduled to commence on 01st November, 2015. The consultant is expected to assistMCIT and its PICU with reports, memoranda, and correspondence as may be required from time to time. The Consultant shall prepare amonthly progress report, which shall provide at least the following information: Brief description the status of the project; Detailed description of the activities performed by the Consultant from the beginning of the contractuntil theend of the previous reporting period (month when the previous report was issued); Detailed description of resultsachieved by the Consultant in the current reporting period (month forwhich thereport was issued); A brief description and the assessment of the current state of project implementation (as of the end of thereporting period) and of each component/contract within subprojects; Issues encountered by the consultant in the implementation of itscontract; Issues encountered in the implementation of the components/contracts; Brief description of activitiesto be performed by the consultant in the next reporting period as well as theresources estimated to use for performing such activities; Brief description of the activities to be performed under subproject contracts/ components in the nextreporting period as well as the expected results; Assessment of the contract and subproject potential risks and recommendations for mitigating theserisks. The consultant is expected to alsosubmit: Quarterly Project Management reports; These reports will also include: (i) an updated procurement plan; (ii)Financial statements in accordance with consistently applied accounting standards acceptable to the Association, adequate toreflect the operations, resources and expenditures related to the Project; Annual Project Implementation Plan; Implementation Completion Report. The project language is English.However, the Consultant shall make provision that all the documents requested by the Client, including the monthly reports will betranslated into Dari / Pashto. QualificationRequirements: Successful applicant will have astrong background in project management.  It is importantthat the applicant has goodknowledge of government and business operations in Afghanistan, the Government's ICT sector, administrative, procurement andaccounting policies and procedures, and knowledge of andexperience with World Bank financed project management, includingprocurement and financial management.    The consultant shouldhave: ·         AnEngineering Degree in Electronics & Communications/Telecom/IT from any well recognisedUniversity; ·         A Graduate or Masters degree in Management Sciences/Project Management/Finance/ BusinessAdministration/ Accounting; ·         Have at least 10years of experience in managing ICT projects preferably in developingcountries; ·         Have at least 3 yearsof direct experience as a Project Manager for any Telecom or ICT sector  Project financed by the World Bank or any other major Donor in Afghanistan; Good understanding and previous workexperience in all aspects of project management;Fluency inEnglish (reading, writing, speaking). Some knowledge of Dari or Pashto would also be an advantage;Proveninter-personal skills;High integrityand accountability, leadership and good team work spirit. To ensure impartiality, the consultant (including his home office, if any) must not, in any way, be affiliated with businessentities that are currently providing or are seeking to provide goods or services to the project. An Individual Consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank'sGuidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World BankBorrowers (current edition). Timelines and payment schedules: The selected Consultant willbe paid on monthly basis, after the monthly Reports have been submitted to the Chairman of the PICU-MCIT. All the agreed uponMilestones of the Project Management Specialist will be considered complete only upon the acceptance and formal approval of theChairman-PICU. All payments will be paid within 30 days fromthe date of submission of approved and signed Invoice, MonthlyActivity/Time Sheet and the Monthly Report, both in English and Pashtu/Dari languages. Facilities to be given by MCIT: a)      The following services and facilities will be provided by the MCIT, withoutanycost to the Consultant: i) Data:   The MCIT will provide the Consultant with access to all available data, information,maps, drawings and internal documents relevant to the consulting services. All reference material will be loaned to the Consultantand shall be returned at the completion of the assignment or earlier, as may be requested; ii) Access.    The MCIT will arrange for accessby the Consultant to key officials in the government agencies, local authorities and departments concerned with subjects related tothe project; iii) Training facilities: The MCIT will provideto the consultant all the facilities needed to perform the training activities. b)      Logistical support:  The MCIT will provide the consultant with: ·        suitable office space, including office space for all other Consultants, ashired for the PMO and the Project; ·         Telephone in office and atresidence, including telephones for other offices of PMO and the Project, with enough credit foruse. ·        Internet access in office and at residence, with enough credit foruse; ·        Office furniture and equipment for all the ProjectStaff; ·         Clerical staff andtranslators; ·        Dedicated Car  for ProjectManagement Specialist; ·        Dedicated transport for PMO, as required for execution of the ProjectTasks; ·        Entry Visa, Employment Card, ID Card and Visa renewal facilities; ·        Limited Security cover, asand whenrequired; ·        All other Administrative support as required for execution of theProject.

Natl Horticulture & Livestock Project - P143841

Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock | Published April 28, 2016  -  Deadline June 15, 2016
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Any claims by theSupplier for adjustment under this Clause must be asserted within twenty-eight (28) days from the date of the Supplier's receipt ofthe Purchaser's change order. 33.3   Prices to be charged by theSupplier for any Related Services that might be needed but which were not included in the Contract shall be agreed upon in advanceby the parties and shall not exceed the prevailing rates charged to other parties by the Supplier for similarservices. 33.4   Subject to the above, novariation in or modification of theterms of the Contract shall be made except by written amendment signed by theparties. 34. Extensions ofTime 34.1   If at any time duringperformance of the Contract, the Supplier or its subcontractors should encounter conditions impeding timely delivery of the Goodsor completion of Related Services pursuant to GCC Clause 13, the Supplier shall promptly notify the Purchaser in writing of thedelay, its likely duration, and its cause.  Assoon as practicable after receipt of the Supplier's notice, the Purchaser shall evaluate the situation and may at itsdiscretion extend theSupplier's time for performance, in which case the extension shall beratified by the parties by amendment ofthe Contract. 34.2   Except in case of Force Majeure,as provided under GCC Clause 32, a delay by the Supplier in the performance of its Delivery and Completion obligations shall renderthe Supplier liable to the imposition of liquidated damages pursuant to GCC Clause 26, unless an extension of time is agreed upon,pursuant to GCC Sub-Clause 34.1. 35. Termination 35.1   Termination forDefault (a)           The Purchaser, without prejudice to any other remedy for breach ofContract, by written notice of defaultsent to the Supplier, may terminate the Contract in whole or in part:(i)          if the Supplier fails to deliver any or all of the Goodswithin the period specified in the Contract, or within any extension thereof granted by the Purchaser pursuant to GCC Clause 34;(ii)        if the Supplier fails to perform any other obligation underthe Contract;or(iii)      if theSupplier, inthe judgment of the Purchaser has engaged in fraud and corruption, asdefined in GCC Clause 3, in competing for or inexecuting the Contract.(b)          Inthe event the Purchaser terminates the Contract in whole or in part, pursuant to GCC Clause 35.1(a), thePurchaser may procure, upon such terms and in such manner as it deems appropriate, Goods or Related Services similar to thoseundelivered or not performed, and the Supplier shall be liable to the Purchaser for any additional costs for such similar Goods orRelated Services.  However, the Supplier shallcontinue performance of the Contract to the extent not terminated. 35.2   Termination for Insolvency. (a)           The Purchaser may at any time terminate the Contract by giving notice to the Supplier if the Supplier becomesbankrupt or otherwise insolvent.  In suchevent, termination will be without compensation to the Supplier, provided that such termination will not prejudice or affect anyright of action or remedy that has accrued or will accrue thereafter to thePurchaser 35.3   Termination forConvenience. (a)           The Purchaser, by notice sent to the Supplier, may terminate the Contract, in whole or in part, at any time forits convenience.  The notice of terminationshall specify that termination is forthe Purchaser's convenience, the extent to which performance of the Supplier under theContract is terminated, and the date upon which suchtermination becomeseffective.(b)          TheGoods that are complete and ready for shipment within twenty-eight (28) days after the Supplier's receipt ofnotice of termination shall beaccepted by the Purchaser at the Contract terms and prices.  For the remaining Goods, the Purchaser may elect:(i)           to have any portion completed and delivered at the Contractterms and prices; and/or(ii)         to cancel the remainder and pay to theSupplier an agreed amount for partially completed Goods and Related Services and for materials and parts previously procured by theSupplier. 36. Assignment 36.1   Neither the Purchaser nor theSupplier shall assign, in whole or in part, their obligations under this Contract, except with priorwritten consent of the otherparty. 37. ExportRestriction 37.1   Notwithstanding any obligation underthe Contract to complete all export formalities, any export restrictions attributable to the Purchaser, to the country of thePurchaser, or to the use of the products/goods, systemsor services to be supplied, which arise from trade regulations from acountrysupplying those products/goods, systems or services, and which substantially impede the Supplier from meeting its obligationsunderthe Contract, shall release the Supplier from the obligation to provide deliveries or services, always provided, however, thatthe Suppliercan demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Purchaser and of the Bank that it has completed all formalities in a timelymanner, including applying for permits, authorizations and licenses necessary for the export of the products/goods, systems orservices under the terms of the Contract.  Termination of the Contract on this basis shall be for the Purchaser's convenience pursuant to Sub-Clause35.3. APPENDIX TO GENERALCONDITIONS Bank's Policy- Corrupt and FraudulentPractices (text in this Appendix shall not bemodified) Guidelines for Procurement of Goods, Works, and Non-Consulting Services under IBRD Loans andIDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers, dated January 2011: "Fraud and Corruption: 1.16  It is the Bank's policy to require thatBorrowers (including beneficiaries of Bank loans),bidders, suppliers, contractors and their agents (whether declared ornot),sub-contractors, sub-consultants, service providers or suppliers, and any personnel thereof, observe the highest standard of ethicsduring the procurement and execution of Bank-financed contracts.[10] In pursuance of this policy, the Bank: (a)     defines, for the purposesof this provision, the terms set forth below as follows: (i)         "corrupt practice" is the offering, giving,receiving, or soliciting, directly or indirectly, of anything of valueto influence improperly the actions of anotherparty;[11]; (ii)        "fraudulent practice" is any act or omission, including amisrepresentation, that knowingly or recklessly misleads, or attempts to mislead, a party to obtain a financial or other benefit orto avoid an obligation;[12] (iii)       "collusive practice" is an arrangement between two or moreparties designed to achieve an improper purpose, including to influence improperly the actions of anotherparty;[13] (iv)       "coercive practice" is impairing or harming, or threatening toimpair or harm, directly or indirectly, any party or the property of the party to influence improperly the actions of aparty;[14] (v)        "obstructive practice" is: (aa)      deliberately destroying, falsifying, altering, or concealing ofevidence material to the investigation or making false statements to investigators in order to materially impede a Bankinvestigation into allegations of a corrupt, fraudulent, coercive or collusive practice; and/or threatening, harassing orintimidating any party to prevent it from disclosing its knowledge of matters relevant to the investigation or from pursuing theinvestigation, or (bb)      acts intended to materiallyimpede the exercise of the Bank's inspection and audit rightsprovided for under paragraph 1.16(e)below. (b)     will reject a proposalfor award if it determines that the bidder recommended for award, or any of its personnel, or its agents, or its sub-consultants,sub-contractors, service providers, suppliers and/or theiremployees, has, directly or indirectly, engaged in corrupt, fraudulent,collusive, coercive, or obstructive practices in competing for the contract inquestion; (c)     will declaremisprocurement and cancel the portion of the loan allocated to a contract if it determines at any time that representatives of theBorrower or of a recipient of any part of the proceeds of the loan engaged in corrupt, fraudulent, collusive, coercive, orobstructive practices during the procurement or the implementation of the contract in question, without the Borrower having takentimely and appropriate action satisfactory to the Bank to address such practices when they occur, including by failing to informthe Bank in a timely manner at the time they knew of the practices; (d)    will sanction a firm orindividual, at any time, in accordance with the prevailing Bank's sanctions procedures,[15] including by publicly declaring suchfirm orindividual ineligible, either indefinitely or for a stated period of time: (i) to be awarded a Bank-financed contract; and(ii) to be a nominated[16]; (e)     will require that aclause be included in bidding documents and in contracts financed by a Bank loan, requiring bidders, suppliers and contractors, andtheir sub-contractors, agents, personnel, consultants, service providers, or suppliers, to permit the Bank to inspect all accounts,records, and other documents relating to the submission of bids andcontract performance, and to have them audited by auditorsappointed by the Bank." . Section IX.  Special Conditions ofContract The following Special Conditions ofContract (SCC) shall supplement and / or amend the General Conditions of Contract (GCC). Whenever there is a conflict, the provisions herein shall prevail over those in the GCC. [The Purchaser shall select insert theappropriate wording using the samples below or other acceptable wording, and delete the text initalics] GCC 1.1(i) The Purchaser'scountryis: Islamic Republic ofAfghanistan GCC 1.1(j) The Purchaseris: Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation andLivestock Kabul, Afghanistan GCC 1.1 (o) The Project Site(s)/Final Destination(s) are: CIP to Center Region, East Region, WestRegion, South Region and North and East Regions According to following list. Custom clearance and custom payment will beresponsibility of the purchaser: Sr. No Region Wise Delivery of MiniTractors Quantity 1 Center Region (Parwan Warehouse) 80 2 East Region 20 3 West Region 20 4 South Region 10 5 North and North East Regions 70 GCC 4.2 (a) The meaning ofthe trade terms shall be as prescribed by Incoterms. GCC 4.2 (b) The versionedition of Incoterms shall be 2010 GCC 5.1 The languageshall be:  English GCC 8.1 For notices, the Purchaser's address shallbe: Attention:Project Director of NHLP Street Address:Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock Jamal Mina Kabul University Road KabulAfghanistan Floor/ Roomnumber: Ever Green (Hamesha Bahar) Building ThirdFloor NHLP MeetingHall City: Kabul Country: Afghanistan Telephone:+ 93 (0) 202511903, 0093(0)202511905] Electronic mailaddress: sankark1950@gmail.com, ahmadi.nooragha@gmail.com  or nhlp.procurement@gmail.com GCC 9.1 The governinglaw shallbe the law of: Islamic Republicof Afghanistan GCC 10.2 The rules of procedure for arbitration proceedings pursuant to GCC Clause 10.2 shall be asfollows: [The bidding documents should contain one clause tobe retained in the event of a Contract with a foreign Supplier and one clause to be retained in the event of a Contract with aSupplier who is a national of the Purchaser's country.  At the timeof finalizing the Contract, the respective applicable clause should be retained in the Contract.  The following explanatory note should therefore be inserted as a header to GCC10.2 in the bidding document. "Clause 10.2 (a) shall be retained in the case of aContract with a foreign Supplier and clause 10.2 (b) shall be retained in the case of a Contract with a national of the Purchaser'scountry."] (a)     Contract with foreignSupplier: [For contracts entered into with foreign suppliers, International commercial arbitration mayhave practical advantages over other dispute settlement methods.  The World Bank should not be named as arbitrator, nor should it be asked to name an arbitrator.  Among the rules to govern the arbitration proceedings, thePurchasermay wish to consider the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Arbitration Rules of 1976, theRules of Conciliation and Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), theRules of the London Court of InternationalArbitration or the Rules of Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce.] If thePurchaser chooses the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, the following sample clause should beinserted: GCC 10.2(a)?Any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Contract,or breach, termination or invalidity thereof,shall be settled by arbitration in accordance with the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules as at present inforce. If the Purchaser chooses the Rules of ICC, thefollowing sample clause should be inserted: GCC 10.2(a)?All disputes arising in connection with the present Contract shall be finally settled under the Rules of Conciliation andArbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce by one or more arbitrators appointed in accordance with saidRules. If the Purchaser chooses the Rules of ArbitrationInstitute of Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, thefollowing sample clause should be inserted: GCC 10.2  (a)?Any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or in connectionwith this Contract, or the breach termination or invalidity thereof, shall be settled by arbitration in accordance with the Rulesof the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce. If the Purchaser chooses the Rules of the London Court of International Arbitration, the followingclause should be inserted: GCC 10.2(a)?Any dispute arising out of or in connection with this Contract, including any question regarding its existence, validity ortermination shall be referred to and finally resolved by arbitration under the Rules of the London Court of InternationalArbitration, which rules are deemed to be incorporated by reference to this clause. (b)     Contracts with Supplier national ofthe Purchaser's country: In the case of a dispute between the Purchaser and a Supplier who is a national of thePurchaser's country, the disputeshall be referred to adjudication or arbitration in accordance with the laws of the Purchaser'scountry. GCC 13.1 Details of Shipping and other Documents tobe furnished by the Supplier are (i) One originals of theSupplier's invoice, showing Purchaser, the Contract number, Goods' description,quantity, unit price, and total amount. Invoices must be signed inoriginal and stamped or sealed with the company stamp/seal; (ii) one copy of delivery note, showing Purchaser as Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, Kabul, Islamic Republicof Afghanistan and delivery through to final destination as stated in theContract; (iii) One original of the manufacturer's or Supplier's Warranty Certificate for itemssupplied; (vi) Original copy of the Certificateof Inspection furnished to Supplier by the nominated inspection agency for goods supplied. The above documents shall be received by the Purchaser before arrivalof the Goods and, if not received, the Supplier will be responsible for any consequentexpenses. Note:In the event that the documents presented by the Supplier are not in accordance with theContract, then payment will bemade against issue of the Acceptance Certificate. GCC 15.1 The pricescharged for the Goods supplied and the related Services performed shall not beadjustable. GCC 16.1 Sampleprovision GCC 16.1?The method and conditions of payment tobe made to the Supplier under this Contractshall be as follows: Payment for Goods supplied fromabroad: Payment of foreign currency portion shall be made in (                                                                                                           ) [currency of the ContractPrice] in the following manner: (i)      Advance Payment:  Ten (10) percent of the Contract Price shall be paid within thirty (30)days of signing of the Contract, and upon submissionof claim and a bank guarantee for equivalent amount valid until the Goods aredelivered and in the form provided in the bidding documents. (ii)     On Shipment:  Ninety ( 80) percent of the Contract Price of the Goods shippedshall be paid throughirrevocable confirmed letter of credit opened in favor of the Supplier in a bank in its country, upon submission of documentsspecified in GCC Clause 12. (iii)    On Acceptance:  The balance Ten (10) percent of the Contract Price  for the Goods received shall be paid within thirty(30) daysof receipt of the Goods upon submission of claim supported by the acceptance certificate issued by thePurchaser. Payment of local currency portion shall be made in Afghani    [currency] within thirty (30) days of presentation of claim supported by acertificate from the Purchaser declaring that the Goods have been delivered and that all other contracted Services have beenperformed. Payment for Goods and Services supplied from within the Purchaser'scountry: Payment for Goods and Services supplied from within the Purchaser's country shall be made in _____[currency], asfollows: (i)      Advance Payment:  Ten (10) percent of the Contract Price shall be paid within thirty (45)days of signing of the Contract against a simple receipt and a bank guarantee for the equivalent amount and in the form provided inthe bidding documents or another form acceptable to the Purchaser. (ii)     On Delivery:  Ninety (80) percent of the Contract Price shall be paid on receipt of the Goods andupon submission of the documents specified in GCCClause 13. (iii)    On Acceptance: The remaining ten (10) percent of the Contract Price shall be paid to the Supplier within thirty(45) days after the date of the acceptance certificate for the respective delivery issued by thePurchaser. GCC 16.5 Thepayment-delay period after which the Purchaser shall pay interest to the supplier shall be 60days. GCC 18.1 A PerformanceSecurity shall be required The amount of the Performance Securityshall be: 10 % (Ten) percent of the total Contract Price. GCC 18.3 If required,the Performance Security shall be in the form of :  Bank Guarantee from a reputed bank from purchaser's country orsupplier's country. If it is from supplier's country, it shall be confirmed by the bank in Afghanistan or a bank acceptable to thepurchaser. The foreign bank should havean intermediary bank in Afghanistan. If required,the Performance security shall be denominated in local currency orany other currencyfreely convertible and acceptable to the Purchaser. GCC 18.4 Discharge ofthe Performance Security shall take place: as per the clause GCC18.4 GCC 23.2 The packing,marking and documentation within and outside the packages shall be:  Contract No.MAIL/ARTF/NHLP/ICB/Cont.--------- Purchaser.   Ministry ofAgriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, IslamicRepublic of Afghanistan. Consignee: Project Director, NHLP Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Kabul, Afghanistan Contact Person: Mr. Nooragha Ahmadi acting Senior ProcurementSpecialist Telephone: + 93 (0) 202511903,0093(0) 202511905 Email: ahmadi.nooragha@gmail.com, sankarak1950@gmil.com orusman.safi@mail.gov.af GCC 24.1 The insurancecoverage shall be as specified in the Incoterms. If not inaccordance with Incoterms, insurance shall be as follows: GCC 24.1?The Insurance shall bein an amount equalto 110 percent of the total contract price of the Goods from "warehouse" to "Till Acceptance of goods at thefinal destination" on "All Risks" basis, including War Risks and Strikes. GCC 24.2       Add GCC Clause 24.2 as under: GCC 24.2       Should any loss or damage occur, the Supplier shall a)        initiate and pursue claim tillsettlement on behalf of purchaser, and b)            promptly make arrangements forrepair and/or replacement of any damage GCC 25.1 Responsibilityfor transportation of the Goods shall be as specified in the Incoterms. The Supplier is required under the Contract to transport the Goods to the specifiedplace of final destination within the Purchaser's country, defined as the Project Site, transport to such place of destination inthe Purchaser's country, including insurance and storage, as shall be specified in the Contract, unloading of goods at destinationshall be arranged by the Supplier, and related costs is included in the Contract Price as detailed in the priceschedule. GCC 25.2 Incidental services to be provided are: Not Applicable GCC 26.1 The inspectionsand tests shall be: 1.      Visual inspection 2.      Inspection for any physical damage 3.      Warranty Certificate or any other relevant documents 4.      Manufacture Authorization certificate Inspection and testing may be carried out by the Authorized group ofRepresentative of the Client. In case thesupplied tractors to be used do not meet the required specifications, it will berejected. GCC 26.2 The Inspectionsand tests shall be conducted at: CIP to Charikar, Pul ?e- Khumri, Mazar ?e- Sharif, Jalalabad, Kandhar and HeratWarehouses of NHLP, Afghanistan GCC 27.1 The liquidateddamage shall be: 0.5% per week GCC 27.1 The maximumamount of liquidated damages shall be: 10% of the total contractamount. GCC 28.3 The period ofvalidity of the Warranty shall be:  365 days For purposes ofthe Warranty, the place(s) of final destination(s) shall be: CIP to Charikar, Pul ?e- Khumri, Mazar ?e- Sharif, Jalalabad, Kandharand Herat Warehouses of NHLP, Afghanistan Sampleprovision GCC 28.3?In partial modification of the provisions, the warranty period shall be? Hours of operation or 12 months from date of acceptance of the Goods or 24 months from the date of shipment, whichever occurs earlier.  The Supplier shall, in addition, comply with the performance and/or consumptionguarantees specified under the Contract.  If,for reasons attributable to the Supplier,these guarantees are not attained in whole or in part, the Supplier shall, at itsdiscretion, either: (a)     make such changes, modifications, and/or additions to the Goods or any part thereof as may be necessary in order to attainthe contractual guarantees specified in the Contract at its own cost and expense and to carry out further performance tests inaccordance with SCC 4, or (b)     pay liquidated damages to the Purchaser with respect to the failure to meet the contractual guarantees.  The rate of these liquidated damages shall be 0.5% per week. GCC 28.5 The period forrepair or replacement shall be: 30days. Attachment: Price Adjustment Formula (Not Applicable) If in accordance with GCC 15.1, prices shall be adjustable, the following method shall be used to calculate the priceadjustment: 15.1     Pricespayable to the Supplier, as stated in the Contract, shall be subject to adjustment during performance of the Contract to reflectchanges in the cost of labor and material components in accordance with the formula: P1 = P0 [a + bL1 + cM1] - P0 L0     M0 a+b+c = 1 in which: P1           =    adjustment amount payable to theSupplier. P0            =    Contract Price (baseprice). a             =    fixed element representing profits andoverheads included in the Contract Price and generally in the range of five (5) to fifteen (15)percent. b             =    estimated percentage of labor component in theContract Price. c             =    estimated percentage of material component inthe Contract Price. L0, L1      =   *labor indices applicable to the appropriate industry in the country of origin on the base date and datefor adjustment, respectively. M0, M1   =   *material indices for the major raw material on the base date and date for adjustment, respectively, inthe country of origin. The Bidder shallindicate the source of the indices and the base date indices in its bid. The coefficientsa, b, and c as specified by the Purchaser are as follows: a = [insertvalue of coefficient] b=  [insert value of coefficient] c=  [insert value of coefficient] Base date = thirty (30) days prior to the deadline for submission of the bids. Date of adjustment = [insert number of weeks] weeks prior to date of shipment(representing the mid-point of the period of manufacture). Theabove price adjustment formula shall be invoked by either party subject to the following furtherconditions: (a)     No price adjustment shall be allowed beyond the original delivery dates.  As a rule, no price adjustment shall be allowed for periods of delay for which theSupplier is entirely responsible.  ThePurchaser will, however, be entitled to any decrease in the prices of theGoods and Services subject toadjustment. (b)     If the currency in which the Contract Price P0 is expressed is differentfrom the currency of origin of the labor and material indices, a correction factor will be applied to avoid incorrect adjustmentsof the Contract Price.  The correction factorshall correspond to the ratio of exchange rates between the two currencies on the base date and the date for adjustment as definedabove. (c)     No price adjustment shall be payable on the portion of the Contract Price paid to the Supplier as advancepayment. Section X.  ContractForms This Section containsforms which, once completed, will form part of the Contract. The forms for Performance Security and Advance Payment Security, whenrequired, shall only be completed by the successful Bidder after contract award. TableofForms Letter of Acceptance.112 1. Contract Agreement113 2. Performance Security. 115 3. AdvancePayment Security. 119 Letter ofAcceptance [letterhead paper of the Purchaser] [date] To: [name and address of the Supplier] Subject: Notification of Award Contract No.  . . . . . . . . . . This is to notify you that your Bid dated . . . . [insert date] . . . .  for execution of the . . . . . . . . . .[insert name of the contractand identification number, as given in the SCC] . . . . . . . . . . forthe Accepted Contract Amount of . . . . . . . . .[insert amount in numbers and words and name ofcurrency], as corrected and modified in accordance with the Instructions toBidders is hereby accepted by our Agency. You are requested to furnish the Performance Security within 28 days in accordance with the Conditions ofContract, using for that purpose the of the Performance Security Form included in Section X, Contract Forms, of the BiddingDocument. AuthorizedSignature: Name and Title ofSignatory: Name of Agency: Attachment:  Contract Agreement Contract Agreement [The successfulBidder shallfill in this form in accordance with the instructions indicated] THIS  AGREEMENT made the [ insert: number ] day of  [ insert:  month ],[ insert:  year ]. BETWEEN (1)        [ insertcomplete name of Purchaser ], a [ insertdescription of type of legal entity, for example, an agency of the Ministry of .... of the Government of { insert name of  Country of Purchaser }, or corporation incorporatedunder the lawsof { insert name of  Country ofPurchaser } ] and having its principal place of business at [ insert address of Purchaser ] (hereinafter called "the Purchaser"), of the one part, and (2)        [ insert name ofSupplier ], acorporation incorporated under the laws of [ insert:  country of Supplier ] and having its principal place of business at [ insert:  address of Supplier ] (hereinafter called "the Supplier"), of the otherpart: WHEREASthe Purchaser invited bids for certain Goods and ancillary services, viz., [insert brief description of Goodsand Services] and has accepted a Bid by the Supplier for the supply of those Goods and Services The Purchaser and the Supplier agree as follows: 1.      In this Agreement words and expressions shall have the same meanings as are respectively assigned to them in the Contractdocuments referred to. 2.      The following documents shall be deemed to form and be read and construed as part of this Agreement.  This Agreement shall prevail over all other contractdocuments. (a)               the Letter of Acceptance (b)              the Letter of Bid (c)               the Addenda Nos._____ (if any) (d)              Special Conditions ofContract (e)               General Conditions ofContract (f)                the Specification (including Schedule of Requirementsand TechnicalSpecifications) (g)              the completed Schedules (including Price Schedules) (h)               any other document listed in GCC as formingpart of the Contract 3.      In consideration of the payments to be made by the Purchaser to the Supplier as specified in this Agreement,  the Supplier hereby covenants with the Purchaser to providethe Goods and Services and to remedy defects therein in conformity in all respects with the provisions of theContract. 4.      The Purchaser hereby covenants to pay the Supplier in consideration of the provision of the Goods and Services and theremedying of defects therein, theContract Price or such other sum as may become payable under the provisions of the Contract at thetimes and in the manner prescribed by the Contract. IN WITNESS whereof the parties hereto havecausedthis Agreement to be executed in accordance with the laws of [insert the name of the Contract governing lawcountry] on the day, month and year indicated above. For and on behalf of thePurchaser Signed:   [insert signature] in the capacityof [ insert title orother appropriate designation ] in the presence of[insert identification of official witness] For and on behalf of theSupplier Signed:   [insert signature of authorized representative(s) of the Supplier] in the capacityof [ insert title orother appropriate designation ] in the presence of [insert identification of official witness] PerformanceSecurity Option 1: (BankGuarantee) [The bank, asrequested by thesuccessful Bidder, shall fill in this form in accordance with the instructions indicated] [Guarantor letterhead or SWIFT identifier code] Beneficiary:   [insert name and Address of Purchaser ] Date:   _ [Insert date of issue] PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE No.:    [Insertguarantee reference number] Guarantor:  [Insert name and address of place of issue, unless indicated in the letterhead] Wehave been informed that _ [insert name of Supplier, which inthe case of a joint ventureshall be the name of the joint venture] (hereinafter called "the Applicant") has entered into Contract No.[insert reference number of the contract] dated [insert date] with the Beneficiary, for the supply of _[insert name of contract and brief description of Goods andrelated Services] (hereinafter called "the Contract"). Furthermore, we understand that, according to the conditions of the Contract, a performance guarantee isrequired. Atthe request of the Applicant, we as Guarantor, hereby irrevocably undertake to pay the Beneficiary any sum or sums notexceeding in total an amount of [insertamount infigures] (                   ) [insert amount in words],1 such sum being payable in the types and proportions of currencies in whichthe Contract Price is payable, upon receipt by us of the Beneficiary's complying demand supported by the Beneficiary's statement,whether in the demanditself or in a separate signed document accompanying or identifying the demand, stating that the Applicant isin breach of its obligation(s) under the Contract, without the Beneficiary needing to prove or to show grounds for your demand orthe sum specified therein. This guarantee shall expire, no later than the ?. Day of ??, 2? 2, and any demand for payment under it must be received by us at this officeindicated above on or before that date. This guarantee is subject to the Uniform Rules for Demand Guarantees (URDG) 2010 Revision, ICC Publication No. 758, exceptthat the supportingstatement under Article 15(a) is hereby excluded. _____________________ [signature(s)] Note:  Allitalicized text (including footnotes) is for use in preparing this form and shall be deleted from the finalproduct. Option 2: PerformanceBond By this Bond [insert name of Principal] as Principal (hereinafter called "theSupplier") and [insert name of Surety] as Surety (hereinafter called "the Surety"),are held and firmly bound unto [insert name of Purchaser] as Obligee (hereinaftercalled "the Supplier") in the amount of [insert amount in words and figures], forthe payment of which sum well and truly to be made inthe types and proportions of currencies in which the Contract Price ispayable, the Supplier and the Surety bind themselves, their heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns, jointly andseverally, firmly by these presents. WHEREAS the Contractor has entered into a written Agreement with the Purchaserdated the      day of                     , 20                                         , for [name of contract and brief description of Goods and related Services]in accordance with the documents, plans, specifications, and amendments thereto, which to the extent herein provided for, are byreference made part hereof and are hereinafter referred to as the Contract. NOW, THEREFORE, the Condition of this Obligation is such that, if the Supplier shall promptly and faithfullyperform the said Contract (including any amendments thereto), then this obligation shallbe null and void; otherwise, it shallremain in full force and effect. Whenever the Supplier shall be, and declared by the Purchaser to be,in default under the Contract,the Purchaser having performed the Purchaser's obligations thereunder, the Surety may promptly remedy the default, or shallpromptly: (1)     complete the Contract in accordance with its terms andconditions;or (2)     obtain a Bid or bids from qualified Bidders for submission to the Purchaserfor completing the Contract in accordance with its terms andconditions, and upon determination by the Purchaser and the Suretyofthe lowest responsive Bidder, arrange for a Contract between such Bidder and Purchaser and make available as work progresses(even though there should be a default or a succession of defaults under the Contract or Contracts of completion arranged underthis paragraph) sufficientfunds to pay the cost of completion less the Balance of the Contract Price; but not exceeding, includingother costs and damages for which the Surety may be liable hereunder, the amount set forth in the first paragraphhereof.  The term "Balance of the ContractPrice," as used in this paragraph, shall mean the total amount payable byPurchaser to Supplier under the Contract, less the amountproperly paid by Purchaser to Contractor; or (3)     pay the Purchaser the amount required by Purchaser to complete theContractin accordance with its terms and conditions up to a total not exceeding the amount of thisBond. The Surety shall not be liable for a greater sum than thespecified penalty of thisBond. Any suit under this Bond must be instituted before the expiration of one year from the date of the issuingof the Taking-Over Certificate. No right of action shall accrue on this Bond to or for the use of any person or corporation other than thePurchaser named herein or the heirs, executors, administrators, successors, and assigns ofthePurchaser. In testimony whereof, the Supplier has hereunto sethis hand and affixed his seal, and the Surety has caused these presents to be sealed with his corporate seal duly attested by thesignature of his legal representative, this                                                                                           day of                                      20      . SIGNED ON                                       on behalf of By                                                              in the capacity of In the presence of SIGNED ON                                       on behalf of By                                                              in the capacity of In the presence of AdvancePayment Security [Guarantor letterhead or SWIFT identifier code] Beneficiary: [Insert name and Address of Purchaser] Date:   [Insert date ofissue] ADVANCE PAYMENT GUARANTEE No.:      [Insert guarantee reference number] Guarantor:  [Insert name and address of place of issue, unless indicated in the letterhead] Wehave been informed that [insert name of Supplier, which in the case of a jointventure shall be the name of the joint venture] (hereinafter called"the Applicant") has entered intoContract No. [insert reference number of the contract] dated [insert date] withthe Beneficiary,for the execution of [insert name of contract and brief description ofGoods and related Services] (hereinafter called "the Contract"). Furthermore, we understand that, according to the conditions of the Contract, an advance payment in the sum [insert amount in figures] () [insert amount in words] is to be made against an advance paymentguarantee. Atthe request of the Applicant, we as Guarantor, hereby irrevocably undertake to pay the Beneficiary any sum or sums notexceeding in total an amount of [insert amount in figures] (                   ) [insert amount in words]1 upon receipt by us of the Beneficiary's complying demand supported by theBeneficiary's statement, whether in the demand itself or ina separate signed document accompanying or identifying the demand,stating either that the Applicant: (a)         hasused the advance payment for purposes other than toward delivery of Goods; or (b)        hasfailed to repay the advance payment in accordance with the Contract conditions, specifying the amount which the Applicant hasfailed torepay. A demand under this guarantee may bepresented as from the presentation to the Guarantor of a certificate from theBeneficiary's bank stating that the advance paymentreferred to abovehas been credited to the Applicant on its account number [insertnumber] at  [insert name and address of Applicant's bank]. The maximum amount of this guarantee shall be progressively reduced by the amount of the advance payment repaid by theApplicant as specified in copies of interim statements or payment certificates which shall bepresented to us. This guarantee shallexpire, at the latest, upon ourreceipt of a copy of the interim payment certificate indicating that ninety (90) percent of theAccepted Contract Amount, has been certified for payment, or on the [insertday] day of [insert month], 2 [insert year], whichever isearlier.  Consequently, any demand for payment underthis guarantee must be received by us at this office on or before thatdate. This guarantee is subject to the Uniform Rules for Demand Guarantees (URDG) 2010 Revision, ICC Publication No.758, exceptthat the supporting statement under Article 15(a) is hereby excluded. . ____________________ [signature(s)] Note:  Allitalicized text (including footnotes) is for use in preparing this form and shall be deleted from the finalproduct. Invitation for Bids(IFB) Islamic republic of Afghanistan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock NationalHorticulture and Livestock Project (NHLP) INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIVE BIDDING Afghanistan National Horticulture and Livestock(NHLP) Grant No: TF 013820 and Project ID:P143841 PROCUREMENT of goods forsupply of mini tractor 15 hp for horticulture compnent of nhlp/mail Reference No. G.532 IFB No. MAIL/ARTF/NHLP/ICB ?4400/G.532 Date of Issuance: May 2, 2016 Pre Bid Meeting: May 20, 2016 - 10:00 AM Kabul LocalTime Date of Closing: June 15, 2016 at 02:00 PM Kabul LocalTime Procurement Plan reference no. G.532 1.         The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the National Horticulture and Livestock Project, and intends toapply part of the proceeds toward payments under the contract [17]for PROCUREMENT of goods for supply of  200 mini tractor with a capacity of  15 hp for horticulture compnentof nhlp/mail [18]. 2.         TheMinistry of Agriculture, Irrigation andLivestock now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for procurement of Mini Tractors, 200 numbers,CIP = 80 to bedeliver to Parwan warehouse, 20 to bedeliver to Jalalabad warehouse,20 to be deliver to Herat warehouse, 10 to be deliver to Kandhar warehouse and 70 to be deliver toPuli ?e- Khumri warehouse[19]. 3.         Bidding will be conducted through the InternationalCompetitive Bidding procedures as specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement of Goods, Works and Non-Consulting Services under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits &Grants by World Bank Borrowers  [insert correct titleand date of applicable Guidelines edition as per legal agreement dated January 2011 as amended from time to time] ("Procurement Guidelines"), and is open to all eligible bidders as defined in the Procurement Guidelines. In addition,please refer to paragraphs 1.6 and 1.7 setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. 4.         Interested eligible bidders mayobtain further information from Ministry of Agriculture,Irrigation and Livestock Project, Mr. Nooagha Ahmadi ahmadi.nooragha@gmail.com , sankark1950@gmail.com  and inspect the bidding documents during office hours  0800 to 1600hours] on all working days at the address given below Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock,National Horticulture and Livestock Project (NHLP), Procurement Unit of NHLP, Jamal Mina, Kabul University MainRoad Kabul,Afghanistan 5.         A complete set of bidding documents in English may be down loaded by interested eligible bidders   Fromwww.mail.gov.af  free of cost. 6.         Bidsmust be delivered to the address below on or before  June 15, 2016 at 02:00 PM Kabul local time. Electronic bidding will not bepermitted. Late bids will berejected. Bids will be publicly opened in the presence of the bidders' designated authorisedrepresentatives and anyone who chooseto attend at the address below. 7.         Allbids must be accompanied by a bid security amount USD-45,000 for valid up to 148 daysfrom the date of opening of the bid . 8.         The address(es) referred to above is(are): Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock National Horticulture and Livestock Project (NHLP) Procurement Unit ofNHLP Jamal Mina, Kabul University MainRoad Kabul,Afghanistan Telephone: + 93 (0) 202511903, 0093(0) 202511905 Email: ahmadi.nooragha@gmail.com or sankark1950@gmail.com [1]  Bidder to use as appropriate [2]       Theamount of the Bond shall bedenominated in the currency of the Purchaser's country or the equivalent amount in a freely convertiblecurrency. [3]       In thiscontext, any action to influence the procurement process or contract execution for undue advantage is improper. [4]       For the purpose ofthis sub-paragraph, "another party" refers to a public official acting in relationto the procurement process or contract execution. In this context, "public official"includes World Bank staff and employees of otherorganizations taking or reviewing procurementdecisions. [5]       For the purpose ofthis sub-paragraph, "party" refers to a public official; the terms "benefit" and "obligation" relateto the procurement process orcontract execution; and the "act or omission" is intended to influence the procurement process or contractexecution. [6]       Forthe purpose of thissub-paragraph, "parties" refers to participants in the procurement process (including public officials) attempting eitherthemselves, or through another person or entity not participating in the procurement or selection process, to simulate competitionor to establish bid prices at artificial, non-competitive levels, or are privy to each other's bid prices or otherconditions. [7]       Forthe purpose of thissub-paragraph, "party" refers to a participant inthe procurement process or contract execution. [8]       A firm or individual may bedeclared ineligible to be awarded a Bank financed contract upon: (i) completion of the Bank's sanctions proceedingsas per itssanctions procedures, including, inter alia, cross-debarment as agreed with other International Financial Institutions, includingMultilateral Development Banks, and through the application the World Bank Group corporate administrative procurement sanctionsproceduresfor fraud and corruption; and (ii) as a result of temporary suspension or early temporary suspension in connection withan ongoing sanctions proceeding. See footnote 14 and paragraph 8 of Appendix 1 of theseGuidelines. [9]       A nominated sub-contractor,consultant, manufacturer or supplier, or service provider (different names are used depending on the particular bidding document)is one which has either been: (i) included by the bidder in its pre-qualification application or bid because it brings specific andcritical experience and know-how that allow the bidder to meet the qualification requirements for the particular bid; or (ii)appointed by the Borrower. [10]     In this context, any actionto influence the procurement process or contract execution for undue advantage is improper. [11]     For the purpose of thissub-paragraph, "another party" refers to a public official acting in relation to theprocurement process or contract execution. In this context, "public official"includes World Bank staff and employees of other organizations taking or reviewing procurementdecisions. [12]     For the purpose of thissub-paragraph, "party" refers to a public official; the terms "benefit" and "obligation" relate to the procurement process orcontract execution; and the "act or omission" is intended to influence the procurement process or contractexecution. [13]     For the purpose of this sub-paragraph,"parties" refers to participants in the procurement process (including public officials) attempting either themselves, or throughanother person or entity not participating in the procurement or selection process, to simulate competition or to establish bidprices at artificial, non-competitive levels, or are privy to each other's bid prices or otherconditions. [14]     For the purpose of this sub-paragraph, "party"refers to a participant in the procurement process or contract execution. [15]     A firm or individual may be declared ineligibleto be awarded a Bank financed contract upon: (i) completion of the Bank's sanctions proceedings as per its sanctions procedures,including, inter alia, cross-debarment as agreed with other International Financial Institutions, including MultilateralDevelopment Banks, and through the application the World Bank Group corporate administrative procurement sanctions procedures forfraud and corruption; and (ii) as a result of temporary suspension or early temporary suspension in connection with an ongoingsanctions proceeding. See footnote 14 and paragraph 8 of Appendix 1 of these Guidelines. [16]     A nominatedsub-contractor, consultant,manufacturer or supplier, or service provider (different names are used depending on the particular bidding document) is one whichhas either been: (i) included by the bidder in itspre-qualification application or bid because it brings specific and criticalexperience and know-how that allow the bidder to meet the qualification requirements for the particular bid; or (ii) appointed bythe Borrower. 1       The Guarantor shall insert an amount representing thepercentage of the Accepted Contract Amount specified in the Letter of Acceptance, and denominated either in the currency(ies) ofthe Contract ora freely convertible currency acceptable to the Beneficiary. 2      Insert the date twenty-eight days after the expected completiondate as described in GC Clause18.4. The Purchaser should note that in the event ofan extension of this date for completion of the Contract, the Purchaser wouldneed to request an extension of this guarantee from the Guarantor. Such request must be in writing and must be made prior to the expiration date established in theguarantee. In preparing this guarantee, the Purchaser might consider adding the following text to the form, at the end of thepenultimate paragraph:  "The Guarantor agreesto a one-time extension of this guarantee for a period not to exceed [six months][one year], in response to the Beneficiary'swritten request for such extension, such request to be presented to the Guarantor before the expiry of theguarantee." 1       The Guarantor shallinsert an amount representing the amount of the advance payment and denominated either in the currency(ies) of the advance paymentas specified in the Contract, or in a freely convertible currency acceptable to thePurchaser. [17]     Substitute "contracts" where bids are called concurrently for multiple contracts. Add anew para. 3 and renumber paras 3 - 8 as follows: "Biddersmay bid for one or several contracts, as further defined in the biddingdocument.  Bidders wishing to offer discounts in case they areawarded more than one contract will be allowed to do so, provided those discounts are included in the Letter ofBid." [18]     Insert if applicable: "This contract will be jointly financed by [insert name of cofinancing agency]. Bidding process willbe governed by the World Bank's rules and procedures." [19]    A brief description of the type(s) of Goods should be provided,including quantities, location of Project, delivery/construction period, application of margin of preference and other informationnecessary to enable potential bidders to decide whether or not to respond to the Invitation. Bidding Documents may require bidders to havespecific experience or capabilities; such qualification requirements shouldalso be included in this paragraph.