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RAIL TRADE & TRNSPT FACIL - P083108

Azerbaijan Railways CJSC | Published January 9, 2015  -  Deadline February 10, 2015
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Preparation Of Business Plan For Azerbaijan Railways Closed Joint Stock Company (ady) AZRTTFP-S13:  Preparation of Business Plan forAzerbaijan Railways Closed Joint Stock Company (ADY) Country:Azerbaijan Project Name: Rail Tradeand Transport Facilitation Project Sector: Transport(Railway) Loans No.: 7509-AZ / 8282-AZ Project ID No.: P083108 Request for Expressions of Interest This request forexpressions of interest follows the General Procurement Notice for this project that appeared in dgMarket and UNDB online dated 29April, 2009. "Azerbaijan Railways" Closed Joint Stock Company (hereinafter-ADY) has beenestablished based on the Decree No. 383, dated 20 July, 2009 issued by the President of Azerbaijan Republic through reorganizationof Azerbaijan State Railways. ADY is a state owned company. As stipulated in its charter, the main purpose of ADY is to ensure the demand ofeconomy of Azerbaijan Republic, physical and legal persons on the railway traffic and other railway services, develop and upgraderailways, as well as railway transport infrastructure, to ensurethe management of traffic on the railways, to modernize railtransport facility fleet and material-technical basis, efficient maintenance and training of specialists on this field. ADY's mission is"to meet the transport needs and support the development of the population and economy of Azerbaijan in a financially sustainablefashion." Its objectives are to (a) improve services and increase traffic, (b) increase efficiency and reduce costs, and (c)improve the condition of assets, while (d)becoming financially self-sustaining. In 2010, the President of Azerbaijan approved the Government programme on "Improvingrailway transportation system in Azerbaijan 2010-2014". The main objectives of the Program are to satisfy the increasingdemand fromthe population and the economy in railway transportation services, satisfy the security demands of the state, increase the transitpotential of the country, improve the quality of railway services,support social and economic development of the country bydecreasing the costs of passengers and cargo transportation while progressively attaining financialself-sustainability. The objective of this consultancy is to help ADY prepare a five year business plan tofulfill its mission and achieve its business objectives.  This assignment is to becarried out within the Rail Trade and Transport Facilitation Project jointly financed by the World Bank and the government ofAzerbaijan. Within the scope of assignment, the consultant shall prepare a Business Plan for ADYthat articulates its strategy for fulfilling its mission and achieving its business objectives. The Business Plan shouldbe carriedout in close cooperation with ADY management to ensure that they understand the plan, are committed to implementing the strategy,and are able to update the plan on an annual basis. It should incorporate and build upon the existing ADY strategy and developmentplan (the Government Program). The Action Plan should take into considerationthe implementation schedule of these programs. The Business Plan shall contain the following sections: ·         Analysis of External Environment (Economic, policy, regulatory, governance, and other importantfactors);·         Market Analysis & Strategy (For passenger and freight services);·         Organization Structure Analysis & Strategy (The structure of legal entities within ADY and the management organization of thecore railway functions of ADY);·         Operations Analysis & Strategy;(Asset management, operations, environmental practices, safety, costs);·         Human Resources Analysis & Strategy;·         Financial Analysis & Model;·         Integrated Strategy, Action Plan and Targets(Integratethe financingactions, Marketing, Organization, Operational and Human Resources strategies into an Integrated Five Year BusinessPlan) Qualificationrequirements: The firm should have prior experience in the preparation ofbusiness plans, having successfully prepared at least such a plan with quality satisfactory to the client. Preference will be givento firms with experience inAzerbaijan and firms with experience preparing business plans for railways in the former Soviet Union.Key staff should consist of the following specialists: Market Analyst, Financial Analyst, Railway Operations/Asset ManagementSpecialist(s), and Human Resources Specialist. The duration of theassignment is 7 months. The ProjectImplementation Unit (PIU), established at the "Azerbaijan Railways" Closed Joint Stock Company now invites eligible consulting firms to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interestedconsultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similarassignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.). Consultants mayassociate to enhance their competence as a Joint Venture (JV) partners jointly and severally liable for the entire assignment orsub-consultancy. In case of JV the companies should provide their letter of intent to form a joint venture if awarded the contractand expertise of each partner will be evaluated. A consultant will beselected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection andEmployment of Consultants by World BankBorrowers (May 2004,revised October 2006 and May 2010). The selection method to be used is Quality-and-Cost BasedSelection (QCBS). Interested consultants may obtain further information at theaddress below. Expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below on or before 5.00 p.m. (local Baku time) on February10, 2015. Rail Trade and Transport Facilitation Project Project Implementation Unit at the "Azerbaijan  Railways" Closed Joint Stock Company Attn: Mr. Farruh Heybatov, ProjectManager 230, Dilara Aliyeva  str., Baku,AZ1010, E-mails: office@ady-piu.org

ACIP - P122812

 | Published June 8, 2016
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Individual Consultant
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Small Contracts Award (dir,cqs,indv,sss) Small Contract Award Notice Azerbaijan Project: P122812 -AGRICULTURAL COMPETITIVENESS IMPROVEMENTPROJECT Report Period: 14-May-2016 - 07-Jun-2016 Awarded Firm/Indv. : Individual Consultant Country:Albania Contract Signature Date:14-May-2016 Method of Procurement: INDV- Individual Price: USD 33,890.00 Duration: 45.00 Day(s) SummaryScope of Contract: Preparation of feasibility study and business plan for a cost-efficient networking of veterinarylaboratories

ACIP - P122812

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

RAIL TRADE & TRNSPT FACIL - P083108

 | Published August 1, 2016
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Preparation Of Business Plan For ?azerbaijan Railways? Closed Joint Stock Company Project Name: Rail Trade and Transport Facilitation Project Country: Azerbaijan Project Number: P083108 Bid/Contract Reference No:AZRTTFP - S13 Scope of Contract: Preparationof Business Plan for "Azerbaijan Railways" Closed Joint Stock Company Method of Selection: QBS(Quality BasedSelection) Duration of Contract: 7 (seven)months Contract Signature Date: July19, 2016 Evaluation Currency:NA Awarded Consultant(s)/Firm Name: Joint Venture of DBInternationalGmbH and KPMG in association with Wings & Freeman Capital (WF) assubconsultant Address: Berlin, Germany Technical score: 81,34(Experience: 9; Meth.WorkPln.&Org: 26,28; Key-Experts: 46,06) Financial score:NA Final evaluation price:NA Final score:NA Final ranking:2 Final negotiated price: EUR1,130,996.81 excluding Value Added Tax of 18%. The amount of VAT of 18% to be paid for Consultant is EUR 203,579.43 Evaluated Consultant(s)/Firm who submitted proposals Name: Harral Winner ThompsonSharp Klein, Inc. (HWTSK) with more Stephens Moscow Limited and/Moore Stephens Azerbaijan Limited as subconsultants Address: Maryland, USA Technical score: 83,49(Experience: 9; Meth.WorkPln.&Org: 23,33; Key-Experts: 51,16) Financial score:NA Final evaluation price:NA Final score:NA Final ranking: 1[1] Name: Joint Venture of DBInternationalGmbH and KPMG in association with Wings & Freeman Capital (WF) assubconsultant Address: Berlin, Germany Technical score: 81,34(Experience: 9; Meth.WorkPln.&Org: 26,28; Key-Experts: 46,06) Financial score:NA Final evaluation price:NA Final score:NA Final ranking:2 Name: Joint Venture ofSYSTRA andErnst & Young Address: Paris,France Technical score: 77,15(Experience: 9; Meth.WorkPln.&Org: 25,89; Key-Experts: 42,26) Financial score:NA Final evaluation price:NA Final score:NA Final ranking:3 Name: Transcare GmbH withLufthansa Consulting GmbH and Deloitte & Touche LLC as sub-consultants Address: Wiesbaden,Germany Technical score: 75,18(Experience: 9; Meth.WorkPln.&Org: 23; Key-Experts: 43,18) Financial score:NA Final evaluation price:NA Final score:NA Final ranking: 4 [1] The Consultant withdrew its proposal during negotiations and PIU requested Bank'sno objection to continue the negotiations with the second highest ranked consultant, namely Joint Venture of DB International GmbHand KPMG. The Bank issued its no objection to this request.

IDP Living Standards and Livelihoods - P122943

SFDI | Published June 20, 2016
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General Procurement Notice GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE COUNTRY : Azerbaijan NAMEOF PROJECT :   AdditionalFinancing for IDP Living Standards and Livelihoods Project GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE Credit No. Project ID No.P122943 TheGovernment of Republic of Azerbaijan has applied for financing in the amount of US$ 78,5 mln. equivalent from the World Bank toward the cost of the :   IDP Living Standards and Livelihoods Project,and it intends to apply part of theproceeds to payments for goods, works, related services and consulting services to be procured under this project.  This project will be jointly financed by the Ministryof Finance of Republic of Azerbaijan. The project will include the following components: Component A, Micro-projects: (i) Implementation of micro-projects (small scaleinfrastructure and services micro-projects requested by IDPs); (ii) consulting services (hiring firms for preparationof technicaldesign of micro-projects) and, (iii) hiring a firm for community mobilization training. Component B,Infrastructure projects: (i) Infrastructureprojects in IDP settlements; (ii) consulting services (hiring firms for preparation of technical design for infrastructureprojects). Component C, Livelihoods: (i) Youth Support (hiring of NGO implementing partner); (ii) Income Generating Activities (hiring of NGOimplementing partner; (iii) Micro-credits,(iiii) Integrated Economic Support Pilot Procurement of contracts financed bythe World Bank will be conducted through the procedures as specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits (January 2011 edition), andis open toall eligible bidders   as defined in theguidelines.   Consulting services will be selected in accordance withthe World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers (January2011 edition). Specific procurement notices for contracts to be bid under the World Bank'sinternational competitive bidding (ICB) procedures and for contracts for consultancy services will beannounced, as they becomeavailable, in UN Development Business and dgMarket   and various newspapers published in thecountry. If you are interested in beinginformed about procurement opportunities under this project, please reply with your contact information to the followingaddress: 57 Tbilisi Avenue, Baku,Azerbaijan, AZ1122 Tel: (99412)4318769 Fax: (99412) 4318211 E-mail: office@sfdi.net

EDUC SECT DEVT 2 - P102117

Ministry of Education | Published October 29, 2014  -  Deadline November 14, 2014
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International Consultant On School-based Student Assessment deadline extended up to November 14, 2014 REPUBLIC OF AZERBAIJAN SECOND EDUCATION SECTOR DEVELOPMENT PROJECT (SESDP) CREDIT No: 4394AZ International Consultant ONSCHOOL-BASED STUDENT ASSESSMENT Request for Expression of Interest The Republic of Azerbaijan has received financing from the World Bank toward thecost of the Second Education Sector Development Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consultant services. The objective of the assignment is to analyze school-based student assessment policy ingeneral education and provide support for its improvement. Qualificationsrequired: ·      An advanceddegree from an internationally recognizeduniversity in education or psychology; ·      A minimum often (10) years professional experience in education with an emphasis in educational assessment; ·      A minimum offive (5) years international experience in school-based student assessment on any of the subjects taught in the generalschools; ·      Knowledge orexperience of the education system in the Former Soviet Union (FSU) or in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countriesshall be evaluated as an advantage; ·      Proficiency orworking knowledge of Azeri, Russian orTurkish languages shall be evaluated as an advantage. Implementationperiod: 132 working days in2015 The Ministry of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan now invites eligible individual consultants to indicate their interest forprovision of the services. Interested consultants shall submit their CVs including detailed information on qualifications forimplementation of the services (description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions,general qualifications, etc). Consultant will be selected inaccordance with the IndividualConsultants selectionmethod procedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment ofConsultants by World BankBorrowers(May 2004, revised October 2006).The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 (Conflict of interest)of the mentioned Guidelines. Expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below by November 14,2014. The Ministry of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan Coordination Unit for SESDP Attn: ElvinRustamov, Director Azure Business Center, 10th floor, office 60 15, Nobel avenue, AZ1025, Baku, Azerbaijan Tel: (+99412) 488 66 47/48 Email: rustamov@edu.gov.az

ACIP - P122812

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

RURAL INVSMT (AZRIP) 2 - P122944

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

RAIL TRADE & TRNSPT FACIL - P083108

Azerbaijan Railways Closed Joint Stock Company | Published October 13, 2016  -  Deadline October 24, 2016
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Individual Ta Consultant On Institutional Reform For Azerbaijan Railways Closed Joint Stock Company REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OFINTEREST Republic of Azerbaijan RailTrade and Transport Facilitation Project Loans No 7509-AZ / 8282-AZ Project ID: P083108 Assignment Title:  Individual TA Consultant on Institutional Reform for Azerbaijan Railways Closed Joint StockCompany Reference No. AZRTTFP-S16/6 The Republic of Azerbaijan together with AzerbaijanRailways Closed Joint Stock Company have received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Rail Trade and TransportFacilitation Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for individual consulting services: Individual TA Consultant onInstitutional Reform for Azerbaijan Railways Closed Joint Stock Company. Theindividual consulting services ("the Services") are expected to assist Azerbaijan Railways Closed Joint Stock Company (ADY) inimplementation of the institutional reforms. This assistance will cover, but not be limited to the following: (i) Review theinstitutional  framework, under which ADY operatesand propose reforms on the corporate governance of ADY; (ii) Review the legislative context and all related documents and adviseand assist in the process of  developmentofregulatory framework; (iii) Advise and recommend on measures on institutional capacity assessment and strengthening of anorganization; (iv) Develop training plans for institutional capacity building; (v) Review and provide advice, if required by ADY,on various reports prepared by outsourced consultants on asset management, business planning, maintenance program etc and otherassignments; (vi) Develop Terms of References for various institutional and other assignments, prepare presentations on results ofany reviews and assessments, as well as othertopics, as requested by ADY, to be presented to the management and other relatedorganizations, such as Cabinet of Ministers; (vii) Implement other duties and tasks, as may be requested by ADY. It isenvisagedthat 6 months input during 12 months period would be required for implementation of the assignment. The "Azerbaijan Railways" Closed JointStock Company (ADY), an implementing agency ofthe Borrower now invites eligible consultants ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Qualification criteria are: i) At least University degree education (where university degree has beenawarded on completion of three / four years study in an internationally recognized university) in law, public administration,transport economics or equivalent field, or at least 10 years of generalexperience in the management and governance of railways;ii) Minimum of 4, preferably 7 years of professional specific experience in the fields of institutional development of railways orcorporate restructuring; iii) Preferably a comparative knowledge of other member states or countries of rail transport networks andrelevant legislation; iv) Strong written, verbal and inter-personal communication skills in English. The individual consultants will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the WorldBank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers("Consultant Guidelines") dated January 2011 and revised July 2014. Theattention of interested Consultants is also drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the Consultant Guidelines, setting forth the World Bank'spolicy on conflict of interest. Terms of Reference for the assignment can be obtained from the following dropbox link:https://www.dropbox.com/sh/rzffop206z8ps3y/AAD7IBLIQaJTxEjy8x0UttsDa?dl=0 Interested Consultants should send theirexpressions of interest, together with information on their qualifications and relevant experience and CV, by e-mail, mail or inperson to the contact information listed below by October 24, 2016. "Azerbaijan Railways" Closed Joint Stock Company Attn: Mr.Javid Gurbanov, the Chairman Contact person: Mr. Seymur Gahramanov, Director ofRail Trade and Transport Facilitation Project Implementation Unit Address:D.Aliyeva str., 230 AZ1010-Baku city, Azerbaijan Tel: +994 12 4996395 Fax: +994 12 4996397 Cellular: +994 55 838 2117 E-mail: office@ady-piu.az;sgahramanov@ady-piu.az

ACIP - P122812

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

ACIP - P122812

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

Judicial Services & Smart Infrastr Proj - P144700

The Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Azerbaijan | Published December 24, 2015  -  Deadline January 8, 2016
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Monitoring And Evaluation Officer#2 (statistics) Judicial Services and Smart Infrastructure Project (JSSIP) Individual Consultancy assignment: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer#2(statistics) Request for the Expressions of Interest  Reference No.: D/15.1-CS Republic of Azerbaijan Judicial Services and Smart InfrastructureProject Sector: PublicAdministration, Law and Justice This request for expressions of interestfollows the General Procurement Notice for this project that was published in UN Development Business online dated November 19,2013. The Azerbaijan Republic received aloan from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development toward the cost of Judicial Services and Smart InfrastructureProject (JSSIP) and intends to apply part of the proceeds of the credit to payments under the contract for the Consulting servicesof the Monitoring and Evaluation Offcer#2 (statistics) for JSSIP. The objective of this assignment is to assist the Monitoringand Evaluation Manager and the Project Coordinator to (a) establish a project M&E system and database, (b) periodically collectand report on project results in a proper format to the World Bank (as required by the legal documents) and to relevant governmententities in a timely and accurate manner, (c) feedback the M&E results into the more efficient and effective implementation ofthe project so as to achieve the PDO and (d) disseminate preliminary and final project results and lessons to various audiences ona continued basis. will support the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager in designing andimplementing the project M&E system so that up to date and accurate information can assist the MOJ project management team andthe World Bank project task team to improve tools and processes in monitoring and evaluation on project implementation, outcomesand overall impact in key result areas. Over time, the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will take on more responsibility andeventually take over the daily management of the M&E system. The services include but not restricted: (i) Prepare periodical monthly, quarterly,semi-annual and annual M&E reports to the World Bank and the government agencies (the Cabinet of Ministers, the Ministry ofEconomic Development) involved in the Project; (ii) Develop and implement appropriate hard and electronic databases that allowrapid collation of the required monitoringand outcome data with secure backups for data; (iii) Periodically assess progress towardsachievement of project development objectives andimplementation performance in terms of PDO-level and intermediate resultsindicators; (iv) Assess whether project/component activities are being implemented according to work plans, whether projectmilestones and objectives are being achieved in a timely and sustainable manner, and identify constraints preventing achievement ofthe PDOs; (v) Undertake periodic detailed monitoring and evaluation of the project with aview to assessing progress ofimplementation of various sub-componentactivities; (vi) Advise the Project Director and Coordinator on project M&E issues andchallenges before they assume serious proportions, and ensure that they are resolved timely and effectively; (vii) Suggest to MOJmanagement concrete amendments to project M&E policiesand procedures and develop/refine reporting templates for this purpose. The selected candidate will focus on assignments related toquantitative data such as number of cases, numberof beneficiaries, cost savings etc. and will report the findings to the Monitoring& Evaluation Manager and the Project Coordinator. The findings will complement the legal assignments (access to justice, legalaid, ADR, juvenile justice, gender) and jointly be used to informrelated activities as conducted by the PIU and enable the ProjectDirector and Coordinator to take corrective actions if and as needed. The Ministry of Justice of theRepublic of Azerbaijan now invites eligible individual consultants to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interestedconsultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services. The overall assignment is envisaged to be the entire life ofthe project subject to satisfactory performance review and feedback. The consultant shall have the following qualifications: At least a Master's degree in law, economics, social sciences or other discipline relevant to quantitative andqualitative monitoring and evaluation. At least 3 years' working experience as a legal professional in the justice sector.Excellent research skills, including quantitative and qualitative research methods.At least 3 years' experience in conducting M&E for a World Bank-financed project or a project financed by amultilateral or bilateral agency.Excellent written and spoken English.Advanced computer skills, including MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), e-mail skills, and appropriatedatabase management skills.Good communication and report-writing skills.Ability to work under pressure and with tight deadlines, and to prepare reports andbriefs at short notice forhigh-level officials. A consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultancy (IC) selection method set out inthe World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultantsunder IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers (January 2011, revised July 2014). Interested consultantsmay obtain further information at the address below during office hours: 9:00 to 18:00 hours (local Bakutime). Expressions of Interest must be delivered to the below address or send byemail not later than by 18:00 hours January 8, 2016 local Baku time. The Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Azerbaijan Judicial Services and Smart Infrastructure Project AZ1073, 1, Inshaatchilar Avenue, Baku, Azerbaijan Tel: (+99412) 51085 60 Fax: (+99412) 510 76 72 E-mail: officejssip@yahoo.com, aigproc@gmail.com Contact person: Ahmed Gorchiyev, Procurement manager.

REAL ESTATE REG. - P100582

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

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

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

Tamiz Shahar Solid Waste Project - Feasibility Study

 | Published March 21, 2016  -  Deadline April 12, 2016
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Project Description:

"Tamiz Shahar" JSC (the "Company", the "Client" or "Tamiz Shahar"), a joint stock company 100% owned by the state, manages waste disposal in Baku (the "City"). The Company plans to undertake construction of two transfer stations including sorting facilities north of Baku and south west of Baku. This will allow the Company to optimise solid waste transportation, reducing costs and improving the quality of municipal services.

The Integrated Solid Waste Management ("ISWM") project report prepared in 2012 (the "2012 Report") with the support from the Azerbaijan Government (the "Government") represented by the Ministry of Economy of Azerbaijan and the World Bank confirmed the feasibility of the proposed transfer stations.

Out of 1.8 million tons of solid waste generated in Baku annually, only around fifty per cent is officially collected and disposed with the remainder disposed of at illegal dump sites. A number of small companies, with the majority being publicly owned, perform collection and transportation of solid waste in the City. Tariffs for collection/transportation and disposal are regulated by the state. At the moment, the tariffs are set well below the cost recovery level, which results in significant governmental subsidies to the sector.

The Company was created in 2009 to manage the municipal solid waste sector and implement large scale priority projects. The Company's operating activities comprise management of the Balakhani solid waste landfill (120 hectare) that serves Baku and its suburbs covering a total area of 2,130 sq. meters. The Company is also running Balakhani Material Recovery Facility with an annual capacity of 200 thousand tonnes and Waste to Energy Plant with the annual capacity of 500.000 ton of MSW.

In light of the above, Tamiz Shahar and the Ministry of Economy have approached the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the "Bank" or "EBRD") with a request to assess the possibility of financing construction of two transfer stations and sorting facilities (the "Project").

Assignment Description:

The Bank wishes to engage a suitably qualified consultant (the "Consultant") to prepare a comprehensive feasibility study ("FS") to confirm the priority investment programme (the "PIP") and evaluate its benefits, including assessing its environmental and social feasibility.

The Consultant will review the detailed requirements, verify whether a bankable project meeting the objectives below has been proposed, and prepare any required information regarding the project in order to achieve these objectives. This Project will be based on an effective least-cost investment programme. The proposed investment plan will be justified on the basis of thorough technical, legislative, financial and economic analysis and review. Furthermore, the Consultant will develop an efficient PIP, including procurement schedule, and carry out an assessment of the resource efficiency opportunities (including energy efficiency and renewable energy potential and the impact on GHG emissions) and environmental and social impacts of the investment programme. The Consultant shall take into account the findings of the existing ISWM project prepared in 2012, including justification of construction of the transfer stations. While the ISWM covered a broader scope, the PIP within this Project is to be developed around construction of the two transfer stations and any auxiliary investments that may be required within the proposed investment budget. The Consultant will closely co-operate with the Company while developing the PIP.

Specific objectives of the assignment shall include, inter alia:

a) Review the needs of the Client and the Government, including definition and establishment of the area to be covered by the investment.

b) Review the applicable legislation at local and national level in place regarding waste (e.g. targets on material and energy production from waste), and assess the implications on the Project.

c) Review and analyse the current system of solid waste separation, collection and reprocessing for recycling and, if appropriate, make recommendations on how this could be improved, taking into consideration international best practices in waste management (e.g. European Commission’s Best Available Techniques ("BAT") reference documents ("BREFs")) and following the EU waste hierarchy options at the maximum extent. Identify potential industrial users of separated materials and barriers existing to the development of a market for such products.

d) Review and analyse the current situation of the waste treatment/separation/ recycling/landfilling in the area in terms of condition of major equipment and facilities, recent past years performances, operation and maintenance ("O&M") practices, capacity of the City to manage and address all relevant environmental and social risks and impacts, compliance with national laws and regulations and any liability issues.

e) Carry out a detailed analysis to select the best transfer and processing solution and confirm or (if necessary) select site location for the facilities, including existing and new locations, taking into consideration international best practices in waste management. The Consultant will produce a multi-criteria analysis justifying the selected option and summarise it in tabular form.

f) Carry out an Environmental and Social Assessment (E&S Due Diligence, "ESDD") of the proposed Project to identify its environmental and social risks, impacts and benefits and to structure the Project to comply with the EBRD Environmental and Social Policy ("ESP") and Performance Requirements ("PRs").

g) Estimate potential reductions in greenhouse gas ("GHG") emissions arising from a streamlined transportation following construction of the new transfer stations.

h) Based on the results of the above, draw up a detailed PIP, including construction of the two transfer stations and – if relevant and within the available budget – recycling facilities.

i) Make necessary recommendations for institutional changes (organisation of solid waste management, changes in law or institutional, including human resources, changes) regarding solid waste management in the City.

j) Prepare a strategic and operational plan to enable improvements in the collection (and if appropriate, recycling) service, including route optimisation.

k) Conduct a financial analysis of the PIP on transfer stations to be constructed. Create a business plan over the lifetime of the loan with detailed calculations of realistic capital expenditure ("CAPEX"), revenues, expenses, debt service coverage ratio and Internal Rates of Return ("IRR") (both economic and financial).

l) To prepare financial projections for the Company including annual balance sheets, income and cash flow statements.

m) Design a general timetable of the implementation of the Project for each potential scenario.

n) Review the potential for private sector participation ("PSP") in waste collection and disposal (and if appropriate, recycling) (e.g. design-build-operate for any part of the Project, privatisation of collection in parts of the City, operation of the landfill, etc.).

o) Support discussions on the Project proposal between the EBRD and the relevant stakeholders as necessary.

p) Calculation of the Bank's standard measuring indicators and SRI impact indicators.

Status of Selection Process: Interested firms or groups of firms are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest.

Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in Q2 2016 and has an estimated overall duration of 20 weeks.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 250,000 (exclusive of VAT).

The Consultant must determine whether any VAT would be chargeable on the services and the basis for that determination, without taking into consideration the special status of the Bank as an IFI and state this to the Bank in their response to the Invitation for Expressions of Interest. To the extent that a Consultant incurs input VAT on goods and services purchased in connection with the provision of services (e.g. VAT on airline ticket) which is not otherwise recoverable by the consultant from the local tax authority, the gross cost to the consultant of such expenses shall be treated as a reimbursable expense.

Funding Source: It is expected that the Assignment will be funded by the EBRD Early Transition Countries Fund.

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms with experience and knowledge of the solid waste sector, specifically institutional and legal framework aspects, environmental and social requirements; local financial management standards, professional standards of technical knowledge internationally as well as in the region. The Consultant should also have experience in developing feasibility studies for IFIs and a good knowledge of IFI procedures and rules on public procurement and disbursement policies.

It is expected that the assignment will be led by an appropriately qualified Team Leader/Solid Waste Engineer, accompanied by both key and supporting experts. Based on the fields of expertise and the tasks mentioned above, it is proposed that the team of the Consultant should consist at least of the following international and local experts:

· Project Manager/Team Leader with a university degree or equivalent qualification with preferably 15 years professional experience in the field of solid waste management, with comprehensive experience of similar assignments in solid waste projects in the former Soviet Union states with the IFIs, as well as in institutional and commercial management of solid waste companies. He/she should demonstrate management and administration experience, including experience with procedures of international financing agencies (preferably EBRD procedures). The large number of different tasks and the complexity of administrational procedures require a permanent presence of the Project Manager in the country during the project period of intensive work on preparation of the FS.

· Financial Specialist with a university degree or equivalent qualification with knowledge of public financing and modelling.

· Technical Specialist and solid waste engineer with a university degree or equivalent qualification with preferably 10 years professional experience in the relevant field.

· Environmental and Social Expert with a university degree or equivalent qualification with professional experience in ESIAs and E&S due diligence, health & safety, stakeholder engagement, public consultation and disclosure in the local context, gender and inclusion expertise, and/or resettlement expertise, in solid waste management sector with experience of similar assignments and with recent track record in the region.

· Resource Efficiency Expert with a university degree or equivalent qualification and with relevant experience in waste management.

· Institutional Expert with a university degree or equivalent qualification with professional experience in similar assignments.

· Legal Expert with a university degree or equivalent qualification with relevant professional experience in the areas of natural monopolies regulation and knowledge of Azerbaijan's tariff legislation.

The Consultant should integrate local professional skills/cooperate with local consulting companies, in order to provide national expertise and experience. The Consultant should also engage Azeri speaking staff on their team or arrange for translation/interpreting when necessary.

Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants seeking to be selected for this Assignment, the information submitted should include the following:

1. Company/group of firms' profile, organisation and staffing (max. 2-4 pages).

2. Details of previous project experience or similar assignments particularly undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contract value, contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided (if different from duration) , main activities, objectives.

3. CVs of key experts who could carry out the Assignment detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments, particularly assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, main activities, objectives.

4. Completed Consultant Declaration Form and Contact Sheet, the template for which is available from the following web-link:

http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet.doc.

The above information should not exceed 20 pages excluding CVs and the Consultant Declaration Form and Contact Sheet.

The complete expression of interest (including CVs, Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet) should be submitted, in English electronically through e-Selection, to reach the Bank not later than the closing date. The expression of interest shall be one file (pdf). The EBRD reserves the right to reject applications of firms submitting more than one file. Only if the permissible file size is exceeded (4MB), the Consultant may split the expression of interest into further files.

Bank Contact Person:

Elena Kolodiy

Technical Co-operation

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

One Exchange Square

London EC2A 2JN

Tel: + 44 20 7338 6765

e-mail: kolodiyo@ebrd.com (submissions should be sent through eSelection and NOT to this email address)

Notes:

1. The selection will normally be made from responses to this notification only. Consultants will not be asked to submit a proposal. The highest-ranked consultant will be selected from a shortlist and be invited to negotiate the contract.

2. The evaluation criteria are:

(a) Consultant's experience in developing feasibility studies for IFIs and a good knowledge of IFI procedures and rules on public procurement and disbursement policies - 15%;

(b) Consultant's experience and knowledge of the solid waste sector, specifically institutional and legal framework aspects, environmental and social requirements; local financial management standards, professional standards of technical knowledge internationally as well as in the region - 35%;

(c) Qualifications and competence of the Consultant's team of experts listed in the Consultant Profile Section above - 50%.
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