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EOI – Egypt - Consultancy for the development of 10 Doing Business Guides and African Finance and Insurance Mechanisms Guide – 02 2015

 | Published February 2, 2015
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REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES) ARAB REPUBLIC OF EGYPT Support to Egyptian Agency for Partnership Development (EAPD) for enhancing Egypt-COMESA Trade and Investment The Egyptian Agency of Partnership for Development (EAPD) has applied for a grant from the African Development Bank toward the cost of the Egypt-COMESA Trade and Investment Enhancement project, and intends to apply part of the agreed amount for this grant to payments under the assignment for the “Development of 10 Doing Business Guides and African Finance and Insurance Mechanisms Guide”. The services included under this project are:  To develop 10 Doing Business Guides for 10 African countries including Kenya, Ethiopia, South Africa, Rwanda, Nigeria, Ghana, Morocco, DR Congo, Tanzania, and Zambia  To develop an African Finance and Insurance Mechanisms Guide (including the organization of a methodology validation workshop) EAPD now invites eligible consultancy firms to indicate their interest in providing these services. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are experienced, and qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among management staff, etc.). Consultants may constitute joint-ventures to enhance their chances of qualification. Eligibility criteria, establishment of the short-list and the selection procedure shall be in accordance with the African Development Bank’s “Rules and Procedures for the use of Consultants” May 2008 and revised June 2012, which is available on the Bank’s website at http://www.afdb.org. Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below from 9AM to 4PM, Cairo local time (GMT +2). Expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below by the 14th of February 2015 at 12PM Cairo local time (GMT +2) and mention “Consultancy for the development of 10 Doing Business Guides and African Finance and Insurance Mechanisms Guide”. Attn: COMESA Regional Investment Agency Mohamed Aref, Research Analyst 3A Salah Salem Rd., 5th Floor Ministry of Investment Building Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt T: +202 2405 5428 F: +202 2405 5421 E-mail: maref@comesaria.org

Information Notice - Egypt - Development of Ten Doing Business Guides and African Finance and Insurance Mechanisms Guide – Contract Awards – 12 2015

 | Published December 11, 2015
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Egypt (TCS ID 45653): MSME Support Programme and the Social Fund for Development (SFD) - Data Analysis to Enhance Targeting and Monitoring Mechanisms of SFD

 | Published October 20, 2014  -  Deadline November 11, 2014
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Executing Agency (Client): Social Fund for Development (SFD) 120 Mohie El Din Abou ElEzz St. Dokki Giza Egypt Programme Description: The Micro and Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) sector in Egypt faces a multiplicity of constraints that hinder its performance and development due, among other things, to an inadequate institutional, legal and regulatory environment. One of the consequences is the very high level of informality to the sector, which of course compounds the MSME difficulties to access finance. In addition, business advisory services targeting MSME remain limited. While there are a number of existing programmes that seek to address these constraints, the lack of coordination among these programmes, together with a lack of clear and effective leadership to represent the needs of the sector and facilitate the introduction of necessary changes, have resulted in limited positive impact. With funding from the Deauville Partnership's Transition Fund, the Social Fund for Development (SFD) in cooperation with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD or the Bank) - as the Implementation Support Agency - have developed a programme entitled "MSME Support Programme in Egypt and the Social Fund for Development" (the Programme or the Project) with the objective of strengthening the capacity of the SFD to support the MSME sector in Egypt with a particular focus on promoting women entrepreneurship. The Programme lies within a larger policy and implementation MSME Strategy that the SFD is adopting on an institutional as well as national level. The Programme is for two years, and comprises three components as follows: - Component 1: Legal and regulatory reform to strengthen SFD advocacy and policy formulation capacity to support the MSME sector - Component 2: Promotion of women entrepreneurship - Component 3: Strengthening SFD’s data analysis to enhance targeting and monitoring mechanisms Programme Partners: The SFD The SFD was established by a Presidential Decree in 1991 as a social safety net mechanism aiming at mitigating the negative social impact of the Economic Reform and Structural Adjustment Program (ERSAP). Since then, the SFD has developed into an organisation mobilising national and international resources to invest in socio economic development with special attention to job creation through MSEs development and the enhancement of the quality of life of low-income groups. SFD, being mandated to develop the MSE sector in Egypt, provides direct and in-direct financial, non-financial services and policy support for MSEs. In addition, SFD administer and finance emergency labour intensive projects for the unskilled and semi-skilled labour, assisting in employment creation through community and infrastructure development. SFD operates through its (31) Regional Offices Network that are spread all over the country aiming at providing incentives and facilitating the procedures necessary to establish and start small enterprises, also to deliver for MSMEs a range of financial and non-financial services, so that optimum choices are made and enterprises do not end up in financial difficulty. At the SFD Headquarters, a Policy Unit was created in 2013 to manage the policy and advocacy efforts of the SFD. The SFD received a major reorientation when it was designated as the lead institution for the development of small enterprises under the Law 141/2004 on the Development of Small Enterprises, and its Executive Regulations. Over time, the emphasis has been to position the SFD as an autonomous institution, whose principal objective is the generation of employment opportunities as well as the promotion of micro and small enterprises (MSME). The EBRD The EBRD is an international financial institution that supports projects in over 30 countries, from eastern Europe to central Asia and the southern and eastern Mediterranean. Investing primarily in private sector clients whose needs cannot be fully met by the market, the Bank promotes entrepreneurship and fosters transition towards open and democratic market economies. It also mobilises resources that are devoted to providing know how and technical assistance, at the policy but also firm level, in particular: - The Office of the Chief Economist, which has extensive experience in data collection and economic analysis - The Legal Transition Programme, which contributes to the improvement of the investment climate in the Bank’s countries of operations by helping create an investor-friendly, transparent and predictable legal environment. - The Small Business Services department, which has extensive experience in supporting small businesses and "Women in Business", particularly through its Business Advisory Services (BAS). Assignment Description: This procurement notice concerns Component 3 only In line with the Programme’s key objectives SFD and the EBRD now aim at strengthening SFD’s data analysis in order to enhance the Client’s targeting and monitoring mechanisms. The SFD currently has large databases in which it collects data on its clients and recipients of its services to capture the nature of SFD’s outreach. The SFD now intends to engage a consultancy firm (the Consultant) to develop SFD’s M&E systems and support the expansion of SFD’s database to enhance Business Development Services (BDS) reporting and monitoring mechanism (the Assignment). This will include conducting a detailed assessment study of SFD’s overall data capabilities and to provide recommendations to improve the targeting and monitoring mechanisms The selected Consultant is expected to provide the following services: (1) Develop SFD’s Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) systems primarily by integrating its different database systems and creating tools for better management of results-based monitoring data. This would also include the development of an automated enterprise management system, including databases of indicators (described below). (2) Design and implement a pilot data warehouse and business intelligent tools for M&E in order to generate, integrate, track, and extract data. (3) Support the expansion of SFD’s databases to include more variables based on, but not exclusively, recommendations from existing studies. These variables will be needed to assess financial sustainability of recipients of SFD funds and track their growth prospects and repayment ability following disbursement; monitor loan rejections along with reasons for rejection; link SFD’s financial and non-financial services. (4) Enhance the reporting and monitoring mechanism for SFD’s Business Development Services (BDS), taking into consideration SFD’s BDS Strategy Study, to ensure that system is able to generate accurate and reliable results-based reports. (5) Draft a detailed action plan based on recommendations delivered from assessment and previous activities for strengthening evidence-based analysis techniques and expanding SFD’s databases and outlining how to integrate and collect new variables for better targeting and improving post-disbursement/post-service delivery of products. (6) Build capacity of SFD staff in Research Department to implement the action plan. Status of Selection Process: Interested firms or group of firms are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest. Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in November/December 2014, will require full-time presence in Cairo, and has an estimated overall duration of 10 months. Cost Estimate available for the Assignment: USD 200,000 (exclusive of VAT). Subject to availability of funding, the performance of the selected Consultant and the specific needs of the Client and the Bank the Assignment may be extended beyond the current scope. The Consultant must determine whether any indirect taxes/VAT are chargeable on the proposed services and state the basis for such. If any indirect taxes/VAT are payable, the Client will have to pay indirect taxes/VAT element to the services directly to the Consultant unless otherwise agreed. Funding Source: MENA Transition Fund. Please note selection and contracting will be subject to the availability of funding. Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions. Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant should be a firm, or group of firms with previous project experience in similar tasks as described in section Assignment Description. It is expected that the Consultant's key expert team combines the following professional experience: - Designing and building Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence Model & Architecture that includes the capabilities of enterprise data model that aggregate and combine all the information from different type of existing databases and the capabilities to extract, load, and transform processes in addition to business intelligence cubes, along with building BI cubes, dimensions (multi-dimensional database), and fact tables; - Designing and implementing organization collaboration portal (organization interface and data visualization) with the capabilities of BI reporting and analysis services, self-services BI, collaboration and document management, and content management in addition to availing services to public users; - Designing and implementing workflow processes to enhance business services reporting and monitoring mechanism; - Knowledge of the MSME sector in Egypt, along with associated issues in quantitative analysis would be a distinct advantage; - Strong written and oral communication skills in English language, and Arabic would be a distinct advantage. The Consultant’s team is expected to work full-time in Cairo, Egypt and should be willing to travel across the country as deemed necessary. Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of firms or group of firms seeking to be selected for this Assignment, the information submitted should include the following: 1) Brief overview of the firm/group of firms including company profile, organisation and staffing; 2) Details of similar project 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; 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 One original and one copy of the above information, in English, should be submitted to the Client’s Contact Person in an envelope marked “EXPRESSION OF INTEREST for Egypt: MSME Support Programme and the Social Fund for Development (SFD) – Data Analysis to Enhance Targeting and Monitoring Mechanisms of SFD”, to reach the Client not later than the above stated closing date and time. In addition consultants should submit one electronic copy to the Client. One further hard copy and one electronic copy (one file, preferably pdf, containing the complete expression of interest including consultant declaration and all CVs), in English, should be submitted to the EBRD’s Contact Person by the same due date. 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, subject to availability of funding. 2. The evaluation criteria are as follows: (a) Firm’s or group of firms’ previous project experience in similar tasks as described in section Assignment Description (30%) (b) CVs of key experts combining the expertise listed above (in total 70%), in particular with the following (the below sub-criteria will add up to 100%): (i) Previous professional experience in designing and building Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence Model & Architecture - 25% (ii) Previous professional experience in designing and implementing organization collaboration portal with the capabilities of BI reporting and analysis services, self-services BI, collaboration and document management, and content management in addition to availing services to public users - 25% (iii) Previous professional experience in designing and implementing workflow processes to enhance business services reporting and monitoring mechanism -25% (iv) Previous professional experience related to the MSME sector in Egypt, along with associated issues in quantitative analysis – 20% (v) Strong written and communication skills in English, with Arabic being a distinct advantage – 5%

Strengthening Social Safety Net Project - P145699

The Ministry of Social Solidarity | Published September 5, 2016  -  Deadline September 15, 2016
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Gap Analysis Of Cash Transfer Program To Support The Design And Implementation Of Comprehensive Management Information System (mis) For The Ministry Of Social Solidarity. REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES- FIRMS SELECTION) Egypt Strengthening Social Safety Net Project/Takaful & Karama Program Loan No.:EG-8496 Assignment Title: GapAnalysis of Cash Transfer Program to support the design and implementationof comprehensive Management Information System (MIS) for the Ministry of Social Solidarity. Reference No.CF-001 The SSNP Project Development Objective is to support establishment of an efficient andeffective Takaful and Karama Cash Transfer Program (TKP) in Egypt. The intended beneficiaries of the overall government program areabout 1.5million poor households with children under 18, poor elderly (age 65 and above) and poor persons with severe and permanentdisability by the end of 2017. The World Bank is supporting this reform with a US$400 million Strengthening Social Safety Nets(SSNP) project over 4 years. The project has three components: (a) provision of conditional and unconditional CTs under theTakaful and Karama program; (b) support for SSN targeting and operational systems; and (c) project management, monitoring, andevaluation. SSNP places special emphasis on the use of technology to automate the program business processes; thus, the secondcomponent of the project included supporting the development of MIS system to insure thatit is developed and regularly updated tosupport the CT business processes. With the need to improve TKP MIS system, the consulting services ("the Services") will includeconducting a thorough analysis of the existing systems and processes to help the Ministry of Social Solidarity fully build andimplement a secure, stable and scalable MIS platform that is currently partially developed with some areas still to be fullyautomated. The Consultant will be expected to perform a full mapping of MIS business rules and also provide quality assurance onsystem design and development. The focus of the MIS Gap Analysis consultant should be on: A.      End-to-end mapping of full overall business processes of TKP in the form of process flowdiagrams/flow charts and its mapping of each of the modules/functionality along with a comprehensive study of existing MISfunctionality being developed to ensure that program business processes are effectively mapped with MIS functions. B.      Making a comparison between the "existing MIS functionality and the expected program businessprocesses" and lay down the gaps in the existing system and/or processes includingthe recommendations on the improvements on thesystems and/or processes in line with the best international practices of implementing cash transfer program of similar scale andnature. C.      Providing technical recommendations on the best international practices and standardson thesoftware design and development techniques with an aim to establish a well-designed, robust and integrated MIS platform which meetsthe highest degree of security standards and is scalable platform thatsupports effective program administration, monitoring andservice delivery; D.      Assisting the Government/MoSS to review the work of the MIS firm and it's deliverable to ensurethat the design and development work are in compliance with the GAD. For that, the consultant is expected to provide intermittenttechnical guidance on the MIS design and development process to ensure delivery compliance andquality The Ministry of Social Solidarity now invites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interest inproviding the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualificationsand relevant experience to perform the Services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skillsamong staff, etc.). The short listing criteria are: 1. Overall and specific qualifications and experience. 2. Technical capabilities. 3. Personnel capabilities The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank'sGuidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits &Grants] by World Bank BorrowersJanuary 2011 Revised July 2014 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict ofinterest. Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub consultancyto enhance their qualifications. AConsultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS) method set out in the ConsultantGuidelines. Furtherinformation can be obtained at the address below during office hours 10:00 am to 04:00 pm. Expressions ofinterest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) bySundays through Thursdays, and mention the title "MIS Gap Analysis Expressionof Interest", by no later than 15thof September, 2016. TheMinistry of Social Solidarity Attn: Dr.Nivine El Kabbag, MinisterAssistant for Social Protection and Development and Director of Takaful and Karama Program PostalAddress: 19 El Maraghi St., Agouza, Giza, Code: 12411 Tel: 02+33375467 Cell: 20+100+414+8999 Fax: 02+33375390 E-mail:raafat.shafeek@moss.gov.eg

EOI – Egypt - Consultancy Firm Services for - Develop Agribusiness Value Chain Finance Strategy for Social Fund For Development (SFD) - rural income and economic enhancement project - RIEEP – 03 2015

 | Published March 31, 2015
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SPECIFIC PROCUREMENT NOTICE REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI) ARAB REPUBLIC OF EGYPT RURAL INCOME AND ECONOMIC ENHANCEMENT PROJECT (RIEEP) Consultancy Firm Services for: Develop Agribusiness Value Chain Finance Strategy for Social Fund For Development (SFD) 1. This request for Expression of Interest (EOIs) follows the General Procurement Notice for this project that appeared in UN Development Business Ref. No. AfDB270-808/11 on 20th September 2011. 2. The Social Fund for Development (SFD) has received a FAPA Grant no. 5700155001001 from the African Development Bank (AfDB) for USD 1m, and intends to apply part of the proceeds of this grant to eligible payments under the contract for consultancy firm services for "Develop Agribusiness Value Chain Finance Strategy for Social Fund For Development (SFD)". 3. The purpose of this assignment is to support the Social Fund for Development (SFD) in formulating an agribusiness value chain finance strategy integrating financial and non-financial aspects in addition to develop a business plan to implement it. The specific objectives are: (i) identify the strategy main pillars, define target agribusiness sub-sectors and develop a broad integrated strategy for agribusiness value chain finance based on specific strategic principles aligned to SFD’s mission and vision; (ii) identify prime cross-cutting subsectors such as value-chain financing, gender considerations, MSMEs; (iii) identify the guiding operational principles including organizational structure, the fiduciary requirements, staffing skill-mix, marketing, etc.; (iv) formulate 5 financing models with Islamic lending options in terms of the value chain and a special financing model through cooperatives including, also development of a Credit Scoring Tool tailored to SFD; (v) Improve SFD agricultural data system; (vi) develop a time- bound implementation action plan to assist the activation of the strategy, provide TOT training for SFD staff on the new strategy & manual gives guidelines for the new strategy operationalization; and (vii) Develop a Credit Scoring Tool tailored to SFD; 4. The SFD invites consulting firms to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested firms must provide a statement of capability and experience indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments and experiences, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.). Consultants may associate to enhance their qualifications. 5. A short list of six consulting firms/consortia will be compiled in accordance with the procedures set out in the African Development Bank’s Rules and Procedures for the Use of Consultants, dated May 2008 and revised July 2012, using Quality and Cost-Based Selection (QCBS). Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours from 8:00 am till 4:00 pm (Except Fridays and Saturdays). 6. Written EOIs must be marked “Expression of Interest to Develop Agribusiness Value Chain Finance Strategy for Social Fund For Development (SFD)" and delivered to the address below by 14:00 hours on 15th of April. Social Fund for Development, Procurement Department, 114 Mohie Eldin Abou El-Ezz, Dokki, Giza, Egypt, by facsimile: (+202) 3304 2685. E-mail: procurement@sfdegypt.org

Alexbank - SME Workshops and Trainings

 | Published April 24, 2017  -  Deadline May 25, 2017
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Project Description: Alexbank ("AXB" or the "Client") is the 9th largest bank in Egypt by asset size and the 6th largest private bank. The Client has a market share of approximately 1.9%, 3.1% and 2.0% by asset, lending and deposit respectively at the end of 2015. AXB has one of the largest branch networks among commercial banks in Egypt. Intesa SanPaolo (“ISP”) has 70.25% of AXB’s shares, 20% was retained by the Egyptian government and 9.75% are held by IFC since 2009.

Access to finance remains a key issue in Egypt and has been made a top priority for the Government of Egypt. Currently, loans to SMEs account for only c.6% of the total loan portfolio of Egyptian banks. Some of the principal constraints for SME lending are the lack of MSME transparency and poor credit information, which is partially due to lack of financial literacy of SMEs.

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s (the "EBRD" or the "Bank") senior unsecured loan of up to USD 50 million to AXB will increase funding available to Egyptian SMEs, which are currently under-served by the local banking sector. AXB has identified SME lending as an important pillar of its recently approved growth strategy. The loan will assist AXB develop its SME lending activities and expand access to finance for SMEs.

Assignment Description: The EBRD intends to provide technical assistance to selected SMEs to improve their ability to receive financing by providing training to improve the quality of their loan applications, financial skills and general business know-how, among others (the “Assignment”).

The overall objective of the Assignment is to engage the services of a consultant (the “Consultant”) to conduct workshops or trainings to support AXB’s existing and potential SME clients in accessing know-how in several relevant business areas. The objective of the workshops or trainings is to equip the SMEs non-financial managers/owners with the necessary skills (basic financial management, organisational, operations, quality management and marketing skills) to make better business decisions.

Understanding financial information and its implications on the business operations will allow the managers/owners to make better decisions and improve the quality of their loan applications and therefore increasing their chances of accessing finance.

The Consultant(s) shall perform the following tasks:

Know-How of SMEs
Develop, prepare and conduct a series of interactive workshops in cooperation with AXB for the bank’s SME clients or potential clients on topics of interest and relevant for their growth to the target group.

The topics of the workshops shall include, but not limited to, the following areas:

• Financial management
• Marketing
• Organisational skills
• Corporate Governance
• Technology, payment and solutions
• Quality management
• Environment
• Digital economy and alternative distribution channels

Based on the required outcomes and deliverables, the Consultant shall customize the content of the training program to fit the selected SMEs’ backgrounds as well as prepare the supporting material accordingly. The training material will be tailored for an audience with limited knowledge of Finance and accounting.

The trainings/workshops will be delivered in the form of interactive two-day training sessions for each group. An agenda will be designed for each specific topic in collaboration with AXB. All training materials will be provided in Arabic.

Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in July 2017 and have an estimated overall duration of eighteen (18) months.

Maximum Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 150,000.00 (exclusive of VAT)
The Consultant must determine whether any indirect taxes/VAT are chargeable on the proposed services and state the basis for such. If any indirect taxes/VAT are payable, the EBRD’s Client will have to pay indirect taxes/VAT element to the services directly to the Consultant unless otherwise agreed.

Funding Source: It is anticipated that the Assignment will be financed by the EBRD Shareholder Special Fund. Selection and contracting is subject to the availability of funding.

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms with preferably previous project experience related to:

1.  Business planning, financial support, coaching and mentoring, and/or related training in Egypt.

2. Experience in SME lending and managing similar assignments in Egypt and/or the North Africa region. Knowledge of the Egyptian banking sector and SME finance situation will be considered an advantage.

The Consultant’s team is expected to comprise Key Experts as follows:

Key Expert No. 1: Project Manager (“PM”) with preferably 10 years relevant previous professional experience in SME lending and demonstrable knowledge of the Egyptian banking sector and SME finance situation and conducting training on the entire transaction cycle for SME lending and managing similar assignments in Egypt and or the close region and relevant qualifications with excellent communication, training, and presentation skills.

• Key Expert No. 2: Pool of additional experts with preferably 5 years relevant previous professional experience related to SMEs in:
- Financial management;
- Marketing & sales; International Trade (Export & Import)
- Organisational skills;
- Corporate Governance;
- Technology, payment and solutions;
- Quality management;
- Environment;
- Digital economy and alternative distribution channels.

All Key Experts should be able to communicate effectively in English and Arabic languages. A good mix of international and local experts is therefore required.

Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of consulting firm, the information submitted should include the following:

1. Brief overview of the firm/group of firms including company profile, organization and staffing;

2. Details of previous project 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;

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 at: 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, Contact Sheet, Declaration Form) shall be submitted in English and Arabic, in electronic format preferably as one file (pdf or Word format), clearly labelled “Expression of Interest for Alexbank – SME Workshops and Trainings” to the Client's contact person detailed below not later than the closing date and time with a copy of the complete expression of interest submitted in English and Arabic in electronic format preferably as one file (pdf or Word format) to EBRD’s contact person by the same due date and time. 

Important Notes:

1. Selection and contracting will normally be made from responses to this notification. The highest-ranked Consultant will be selected from a shortlist and be invited to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding.

2. Expressions of Interest will be evaluated against the following criteria and respective weightings:

(a) Firm’s previous project experience related to SME lending policies and procedures and related training undertaken in the previous 5 years (30%)

(b)  Firm’s previous project experience in working on similar assignment in Egypt and/or North Africa (20%)

(c) CVs of proposed Key Experts Nos. 1 and 2 with previous project experience in the relevant sector in Egypt and/or North Africa (30%)

d) CVs of local experts with previous project experience in the relevant sector in the relevant sector in Egypt and/or North Africa – (20%)

 

 

The Client Contact Person:

Safinaze Abaza
Alexbank
Head of Training
Tel: +202 23992000 Ext: 7469
E-mail: Safinaze.Abaza@alexbank.com

 

The EBRD's Contact Person:

Mrs Viv Headlam
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
UK
Tel: +44 207 338 6885
Email: lewishev@ebrd.com

Conducting a Market Research on: ICT skills Gap Analysis in Egypt

United Nations Development Programme | Published August 12, 2015  -  Deadline September 12, 2015
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The use of Information technologies is growing exponentially and research shows that ICT can help promote economic growth. However acquiring new technologies is not enough, countries must build their human capacity to take full advantage of ICT. The lack of competent ICT professionals could hinder the progress of the country in this regards especially Egypt, forecasted to develop as a hub catering to the Middle East and Africa, which is a main source of growth over the medium term. Lack of the required pool of ICT professionals could impact the efficiencies of ICT operations in organizations and hence business performance, hindering the ability of local ICT companies to meet the rapidly growing market and thus the development of a sustainable ICT industry. Information Technology Institute is a pioneering national institute with a regional influence and international linkage. Since it was established in 1993, ITI has been devoted to providing a large pool of promising youth through world-class human capacity building programs and empirical learning approaches that provide the ICT professional workplace with competent caliber. ITI designs and implements several high impact technology capacity development programs that cover the entire spectrum of the human capacity pyramid starting with basic ICT training programs for beginners and reaching world-class advanced ICT training programs that satisfy the human resource needs of major corporations in today’s world of technology. Since ITI’s main focus is to build the human capacity that contributes best to building a sustainable ICT industry in Egypt, it’s among its objectives to tailor its training programs to the skills needed for this industry to boom. In this respect, analyzing the skills gap in ICT industry is essential to ensure that industry and market requirements are the driving forces for the development and delivery of the training education and workforce development programs to enhance the competitiveness of ICT sector. Please referred to the attached document for more detailed information on the objectives and outputs of this study, and the eligibility criteria.

CONDUCTING BIKE SHARING FEASIBILITY STUDY IN CAIRO AND REVIEW OF DESIGN FOR BIKE SHARING SCHEME FOR FAYOUM AND SHEBIN EL KOM

UNDP Country Office - EGYPT | Published February 6, 2017  -  Deadline March 1, 2017
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UNDP Sustainable Transport Project and UN HABITAT Egypt have joined forces to achieve a common goal : promoting sustainable transport tools in Egypt. UNDP’s Sustainable Transport Project for Egypt (STP) has implemented a modern infrastructure for non-motorized transport (NMT) in two middle size cities, Fayoum and Shebin El-Kom. It has also undertaken a comprehensive review of conditions in the two cities to determine the potential for a bike share program in partnership with the Fayoum and Monofeya Universities. The proposed small scale system will be operated on two campuses and link the campuses with the main entry points for the students to the two cities.“Bike Sharing: Innovative Mobility for All” is a UN Habitat project that aims to improve access to opportunities to Cairo residents by introducing a bike sharing pilot as a mobility tool to transcend some barriers often faced by youth. The project aims to pilot bike sharing program of approximately 300 bikes in downtown Cairo.Brief Description of the Required Services:This two key components a service required for this RFPUNDP/STP: Reviewing a feasibility study and design for Bike Sharing scheme in the two cities of Fayoum and Shebin El-Kom. This component aims to review the feasibility study and proposed design, identify challenges and opportunities and propose alternative solutions, as needed.UN HABITAT COMPONENT: CONDUCTING A BIKE SHARING FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR CAIRO. This component aims to assess the feasibility of a bike sharing program in Cairo and specifically lay out the road to achieving a successful pilotList and Description of Expected Outputs to be Delivered:REVIEWING FEASIBILITY STUDY AND DESIGN FOR PROPOSED BIKE SHARING SYSTEM IN SHEBIN-EL KOM AND FAYOUM CITIES: Review proposed design of a bike share scheme based on the preliminary feasibility study conducted by the local consultants and the information gathered from the community, including students input and significant data analysis. Deliverables: A Comprehensive Report evaluating the two proposed design of the pilot bike sharing scheme and covering all of the below components and outputs: Conduct one day field visits to Shebin El-Kom and Fayoum Cities, and meetings with local partners;Review the feasibility study conducted by the local consultants (proposed coverage area, station sites, demand, system, ….etc);Review the proposed design for bike sharing scheme in the two cities, and suggest the required modification concerning the following:the technicality of the proposed bike sharing System(number and type of stations, bikes per station, type of bikes , technology …etc); andthe suitability of the designed system for the local situation, and verify that the design has addressed the following issues: security, low credit card penetration, few successful experiences with automated or mechanized technologies for public use, high temperatures during summer months.Identify possible barriers to implementation and propose mitigation measures;Provide a financial feasibility analysis;Estimate operational cost based on the size of the system;Propose financing option to identify the most appropriate combination of user generated revenues and identify possible range and schemes of ticket prices;Analyze estimated costs against financing options to ensure that proposal is financially feasible;Recommend a business model that establishes an organizational structure and contracting model;Provide phased scenario for growth of bike sharing pilot;Provide five year estimate of demand, revenue and funding needs;Recommend steps required by specific company to achieve readiness to operate bike sharing system; and Recommend means of sustainability. CONDUCTING A BIKE SHARING FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR CAIRO: Deliverable: Comprehensive Report covering all of the below components and outputs 1- Rapid Survey of three key areasEstablish criteria for determining location of bike share pilot with local partnersConduct necessary field visits and meetings with local partnersConduct rapid analysis based on criteria set and recommend one key area for further studyOutput 1: Weighted criteria list for determining location and summary of analysis of 3 surveyed areas2- Demand analysis for key area identifiedDefine the proposed coverage areaDefine targets for key performance metricsCreate a demand profileCreate estimations of demand with at least two different uptake scenarios Size the system by defining station density and bikes per stationOutput 2: Demand profile for users and report on demand estimates and appropriate size of system3-DesignPropose options for station type, bicycles, and technology to create a capital cost estimatePropose and recommend station sitesIdentify and provide recommendations for creating a “localized solution” for bike sharing addressing the following issues: theft, low credit card penetration, few successful experiences with automated or mechanized technologies for public use, high temperatures during summer months and potential harassment of women on bicyclesLead several meetings with various stakeholders to introduce bike sharing concept, spread awareness, and engage relevant partiesOutput 3: GIS maps with stations types and station sites, recommendation report for the above4- High level financial feasibility analysisEstimate operational cost based on the size of the system.Propose financing option to identify the most appropriate combination of user generated revenues and identify possible range and schemes of ticket pricesAnalyze estimated costs against financing options to ensure that proposal is financially feasibleRecommend a business model that establishes an organizational structure and contracting modelProvide phased scenario for growth of bike sharing pilotProvide five year estimate of demand, revenue and funding needsEvaluate business readiness and operational capacity of potential local operators (identified by UN Habitat) Recommend local operator and/or steps required by specific companies to achieve readiness to operate bike sharing system Output 4: High level financial feasibility analysis covering all of the above5) Analysis of risk and barriersReview possible barriers to implementation and propose mitigation measures. Identify risks to project implementation, and propose mitigation measuresOutput 5: Analysis of risks and barriers6) TimelinePropose detailed timeline for getting to operations: identifying roles and responsibilities for each step, minimum to maximum time frames, etcOutput 6: Detailed Timeline7) Bicycle LanesProvide basic map of high, medium, and low priority bike lanes for identified area taking into account feasibility of lanesOutput 7: Map of bicycle lanes at different priority levels8) Economic and Job Creation BenefitsPropose strategies for how bike share program can be job creator and especially for youthEstimate possible number of jobs to be created from the system (direct and indirect) Provide recommendation on one day tourist pass, and whether system can offer this product or not

GPN - Egypt - Strengthening the Rule of Law: Enhancing Effective and Transparent Delivery of Justice and Rule-Making Project – 06 2015

 | Published June 1, 2015
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GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE Arab Republic of Egypt Strengthening the Rule of Law: Enhancing Effective and Transparent Delivery of Justice and Rule- Making Project 1. The Arab Republic of Egypt has received a grant from the (Middle East and North Africa Transition Fund (MENA TF), managed by the African Development Bank, as Implementation Support Agency, to finance the Strengthening the Rule of Law: Enhancing Effective and Transparent Delivery of Justice and Rule-Making Project. 2. The principal objectives of this project are to : Contributing to consolidating the rule of law and enhancing an enabling business environment through (i) enhancing efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of justice and (ii) strengthening transparency and participation in the rule-making process. 3. The project includes the following components : Component 1: Supporting the efficient and effective delivery of justice by the Court of Cassation (CC). This component focuses on implementing key reforms and establishing systems for an automated case management system in the CC. The specific activities shall entail the following: 1a) Design of an integrated modern automated court management system 1b) Implementation of the integrated court management system 1c) Capacity building and training of users for the new system Component 2 : Support Transparent and Participatory Rule Making at the MoJ This will focus on implementing new processes for drafting legislation in the MoJ in line with best international practices. Specific activities include the following: 2a) Establishing a database of legislation and best practices in legislative drafting Component 3: Project Management and Monitoring 4. Procurement of goods and/or works will be in accordance with the Bank's Rules of Procedure for the Procurement of Goods and Works. Acquisition of the services of Consultants will follow the Bank's Rules of Procedure for the Use of Consultants. Bidding documents are expected to be available in May 2015. 5. Interested bidders may obtain further information, and should confirm their interest, by contacting : Court of Cassation 26th of July St. El Esaaf Sq. Downtown, Cairo Counselor Abd Gawad Moussa Tel: + 201006671883 Fax: +20225741238 Ministry of Justice Magles El Shaeb St., Lazoghly Sq., Wezaret Al Adl. Cairo Judge Maged Sobhy, Department of Legislative Affairs Tel: +201225195065 Fax: +20227949548

Strengthening Social Safety Net Project - P145699

Ministry of Social Solidarity | Published June 22, 2016
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General Procurement Notice GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE ARABIC REPUBLIC OFEGYPT MINISTRY OF SOCIAL SOLIDARITY STRENGTHENING SOCIAL SAFETY NETS PROJECT (TAKAFUL ANDKARAMA PROGRAM) GENERAL PROCUREMENTNOTICE Loan No.  / 8496-EG Project ID No.  P145699 The Arabic Republic of Egypt/Ministry of International Cooperation has received financing in the amount of US$ 400,000,000 (four hundred million) equivalent from the World Banktoward the cost of the Strengthening Social Safety Network/Takafuland Karama Program, and it intends to apply part of the proceedsto payments for goods, works, related services and consulting services to be procured under this project. The project will include the followingcomponents: Component 1: Provisionof Conditional and Unconditional Cash Transfers CT Thiscomponent co finances a share of the government'sTakaful and Karama Cash Transfer Program as itis rolled out across targeted districts. Disbursements would be triggered by theachievement of specific, jointly agreed results (DLIs) that track key milestones (actions, outputs, and outcomes) in theimplementation of the Takaful and Karama Program. Achievement of these specific results would demonstrate progress towardachievement of the overall PDO. Component 2: Support SSNTargeting and Operational Systems Thiscomponent will use standard procedures for investmentlending to finance investments and TA for system building and capacity development of the implementing entity (MoSS) that arenecessary to support the successful rollout of the Takafuland Karama Program as well as and establishing some key administrativebuilding blocks in the program. Additionally, this component will support the ongoing efforts of Ministry of Planning and Administrative Reform MoPAR,tasked with developing an integrated database of beneficiary information, including the modernization of its technologicalplatform, as well as improving other agencies' technological capacities for data exchange. Component 3: ProjectManagement and Monitoring and Evaluation This component uses a traditional investment financingapproach. It will support project management and ensure that the project is successfully and efficiently implemented in conformitywith the Financing Agreement, the Project Appraisal Document (PAD), and Operational Manual OM. Procurement of contracts financed by the World Bank will beconducted through the procedures asspecified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDACredits (January 2011, Revised July 2014), and is open to all eligible bidders  as defined in the guidelines. Consulting services will be selected in accordance with the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers(January 2011, Revised July 2014). Specific procurement notices for contracts to be bidunder the World Bank's international competitive bidding (ICB) procedures and for contractsfor consultancy services will beannounced, as they become available,in UN Development Business and thelocal newspapers

EOI – Egypt - Independent external review of financial statements - Project “Green Growth: Industrial Waste Management and SME Entrepreneurship Hub in Egypt” – 07 2015

 | Published July 28, 2015
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REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI) ARAB REPUBLIC OF EGYPT GREEN GROWTH: INDUSTRIAL WASTE MANAGEMENT AND SME ENTREPRENEURSHIP HUB IN EGYPT Consultancy Firm Services for: INDEPENDENT EXTERNAL REVIEW OF PROJECT FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 1. This request for Expression of Interest (EOIs) follows the General Procurement Notice for this project that appeared in UN Development Business Ref. No. AfDB367-05/14 on May 27, 2014. 2. The Egypt National Cleaner Production Center (ENCPC), operating under the Council of Innovation and Technology Transfer – Ministry of Egyptian Industry, Trade and SMEs has received a grant for USD 2,000,000 from the Middle East and North Africa Transition Fund, through the African Development Bank, to finance the project entitled: “Green Growth: Industrial Waste Management and SME Entrepreneurship Hub in Egypt”. The ENCPC intends to apply part of this grant to eligible payments under the contract for consultancy firm services for “Independent external review of financial statements”. 3. The objective of the independent external review of the financial statements is to enable the practitioner to state whether on the basis of procedures which do not provide all the evidence that would be required in an audit, anything has come to the practitioner’s attention that causes the practitioner to believe that the financial statements are not prepared in all material respects in accordance with the applicable financial reporting framework (negative assurance). 4. The ENCPC invites consulting firms to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested firms must provide a statement of capability and experience indicating that they are qualified to perform the services description of similar assignments and experiences, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.). 5. A short list of six consulting firms will be compiled in accordance with the procedures set out in the African Development Bank’s Rules and Procedures for the Use of Consultants, dated May 2008 and revised July 2012, using Least-Cost Selection (LCS) 6. Interested consultants may obtain further information through the contacts provided below from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm (except Fridays and Saturdays). 7. Written EOIs must be marked “Expression of Interest to review the financial statement for 3 years for Project “Green Growth: Industrial Waste Management and SME Entrepreneurship Hub in Egypt”. and delivered in hard copy to the address below by 17:00 hour on 19th of August 2015 Egypt National Cleaner Production Center Attn: Director of the Egypt National Cleaner Production Center 26-A Sherif Street, Downtown - Cairo, Egypt, Tel/Fax: (+202) 2391 6154 – (+202) 2392 5984 Email: encpc.mti@gmail.com

Central Bank of Egypt - Central Securities Depository for Government Securities

 | Published January 12, 2015  -  Deadline June 30, 2017
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GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE
 
The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) [the Executing Agency] intends using various funds made available by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development [EBRD], the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Transition Fund, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the CBE for the Project “Central Bank of Egypt - Clearing, Settlement and Depositary for Government Securities”.
 
The proposed project has a total estimated cost of USD 6.63 million equivalent, of which part of the project funds will finance the procurement of the following:
  1. Core System Components
  1. Sub-component 2.1: Primary Market (Auctioning System)
  2. Sub-component 2.2: Secondary Market (CSD & Collateral Management System)
  3. Sub-component 2.3: Repo Auction
  4. Sub-component 2.4: Trading Platform
  1. Interface with other Systems
  1. Sub-component 3.1: Interface with MCDR & EGX
  2. Sub-component 3.2: Clearstream and Euroclear Interfaces
  3. Sub-component 3.3: Bond Dealer Interface
  1. Data Warehouses & Information Dissemination Platform
  2. Hardware
  3. Consultancy services for Egypt (TCS 46361): Scoping and Implementation Support – Central Securities  Depository (CSD) for Government Securities at the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE)
  4. Consultancy services for Egypt (TCS 46360): Yield Curve Pricing Model for Government Securities at the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE)
  5. Additional Consultancy services, if required and to be specified at a later stage.
The proceeds of the funding that is provided by AfDB, EBRD and MENA Transition Fund will be subject to the EBRD's Procurement Policies and Rules and will be open to firms from any country. The funds will not be used for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, of for any import of goods, if such payment or import is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations or under a law of official regulation of the Purchaser's country. The procurement for Hardware component is funded by the CBE and the procurement process will be subject to its rules.
Interested suppliers, contractors and consultants should contact:
Executing Agency (Client):
Central Bank of Egypt
54 Al-Gomhoreya St., Cairo - Egypt
 
The Client Contact Person:
Salwa Ayoub
Senior IT Project Manager
Payments Systems and Business Technology Sector
 

SEMED SEFF - Phase 2: EgyptSEFF Project Consultant - Assistance with Implementation

 | Published March 4, 2016  -  Deadline March 29, 2016
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Assignment Description: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the "EBRD" or the "Bank") as lead institution is, together with its partners Agence Francaise de Developpement ("AFD") and the European Investment Bank ("EIB") (collectively the “Development Finance Institutions” or the “DFIs”) in the process of developing the second phase of the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Sustainable Energy Financing Facility (“SEMED SEFF” or the “Facility”). While the first phase has been successfully launched in Morocco and could be extended into Jordan, the second phase will consist of credit lines of up to EUR 140 million to be provided to Participating Financial Intermediaries ("PFIs") in Egypt for on-lending to private sector borrowers (including SMEs and households). This Facility will also be based on lessons learnt from development and implementation of a pilot EgyptSEFF project with the National Bank of Egypt ("NBE") for USD 30 million, financed solely from the EBRD funds (see www.egyptseff.org).

The purpose of the Facility is to demonstrate the benefits of sustainable energy (SE) by promoting the expansion of renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE) bankable investments in Egypt using the financial intermediation model already being used by the DFIs in other countries.

Egypt faces several major challenges in its energy sector. Egypt is a net importer of oil and gas despite the presence of domestic sources. Although there have been recent large increases in gas and electricity prices to industrial consumers, energy prices in Egypt are low in comparison with those in the region. Historically low prices for energy and energy subsidies have led to the development of energy and carbon intensive industries in Egypt, with Egypt's economy the third most energy intensive in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The Facility is seeking to address Egypt's energy and resource intensity by encouraging investments in EE and RE projects

The Facility will be supported by:
(1)
A grant of up to EUR 20.3 million to be provided by the EU Neighbourhood Investment Facility (NIF). The grant will be used for incentives to sub-borrowers and PFIs; and
(2)
Technical assistance (“TA”) totalling up to EUR 6.3 million. The TA will consist of two consultancy assignments: Project Consultant (PC) and a Verification Consultant (VC).

The EBRD now wishes to engage a Project Consultant (the “PC”), to provide capacity-building to PFIs to institutionalise the know-how required to support these types of investment, as well as providing support to PFIs to build a pipeline of eligible Sub-projects for financing and helping Sub-borrowers to develop and prepare their Sub-projects for financing by PFIs as well as providing visibility to the Facility and donors. In order to build capacity amongst professionals in the local market to ensure there is support for PFIs in implementing their own green lending products in the future, the PC will also provide training for local experts, to help them develop necessary skills and technical expertise for identification and preparation of technically feasible and financially viable projects for EE and RE investments.

A Verification Consultant (the “VC”), whose appointment will be the subject of a separate procurement notice, will ensure that the objectives of the Facility are met by checking and confirming that Sub-projects have been completed in accordance with the relevant investment plans, as prepared by the PC, and are on track to achieve the planned performance. This will be done through the physical assessment of the successful implementation and completion of all large-scale investments and up to 20% of randomly selected small-scale investments, to verify proper implementation; the remaining small-scale investments will be subject to a desk-based document review. On the basis of their assessment, the VC will determine the amount of incentives payable for each investment.

The PC Assignment will address barriers to investing in EE and RE projects within financial institutions as well as at the sub-borrower level. Low levels of energy tariffs and high levels of government subsidy provide a challenge to the implementation of EE projects. There is a lack of knowledge and know-how in how to implement EE and RE projects in Egypt, despite a huge potential market for EE and RE measures within industry, service and residential sectors, driven by fluctuating energy supplies and interruptions which could lead to operational losses. The Assignment will build skills within PFIs in assessing and financing EE and RE projects, and provide assistance to sub-borrowers in structuring and developing projects appropriate to their company needs.

Assignment Duration: The PC Assignment is expected to start by September 2016 and has an estimated overall duration of 48 months. There is a possibility for contract extension in time and money subject to project needs, satisfactory performance of the Consultant and availability of funding.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 5,600,000; 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 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: It is anticipated that the contract will be funded in part by the EU NIF - Southern and Eastern Mediterranean (SEMED) Regional Sustainable Energy Finance Facility: Phase II – Egypt, and in part by other donor funds to be confirmed.

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions. It is anticipated that the contract will be financed through the EBRD's donor-funded Technical Cooperation Funds Programme. However, consultant selection and contracting will be subject to availability of funding from an appropriate donor.

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Project Consultant will be a firm or group of firms with substantial locally-based capacity. Participation of local experts is essential: the Project Consultant should make extensive use of (accredited where appropriate) qualified locally based experts, as most tasks will be carried out in the field. The PC will have demonstrable capacity to access, and mobilise at short notice, experts with the necessary skills and qualification to support the Facility implementation.

The Project Consultant will have extensive experience in:
(1)
Project management of similar assignments in the region (in size and subject)
2)
Engineering experts with extensive technical experience in industrial and building EE and RE project assessment and development
(3)
Demonstrated experience of conducting energy audits and making appraisal of investment projects
(4)
Marketing sustainable energy finance projects in a business-to-business context
(5)
Developing training programmes on sustainable energy for financial institutions, engineers and businesses.

The Project Consultant will have recent experience of carrying out similar assignments in Egypt and/or the wider SEMED region.

The Consultant’s expert team is expected to include key experts as follows:

a. Project Manager, with preferably: 15 years’ experience in project management; international technical experience in industrial EE and or RE including related to EE and RE financing schemes; expertise in project implementation planning; languages (fluent spoken and written English is essential; knowledge of Arabic would be an advantage).

b. Lead Engineer, with preferably: 15 years’ international experience, including overseeing the work of a team of engineers; previous experience of explaining engineering measures in financial terms; language skills (fluent spoken and written English is essential; knowledge of Arabic would be an advantage).

c. Pool of Local Engineers: with knowledge of industrial processes and expertise with in industrial operations and building operation, e.g., process upgrade, heat recovery, modernisation/optimisation of energy supply systems (power distribution, compressed air, refrigeration, etc.), improved monitoring and control, on-site CHP generation, rehabilitation of commercial buildings, and renewable energy projects (SWHs, PV plants, small wind energy, CSP for heat, etc.); proven experience in development of sustainable energy projects, including: (i) conducting energy audits and validation of renewable energy resources, (ii) assessment of project investment plan including its risks and mitigation strategy, (iii) commercially based sustainable energy projects financing, and (iv) calculation of energy savings and greenhouse gas emission reduction for such projects; (fluent Arabic essential, fluent spoken and written English would be an advantage).

d. Communications and Marketing Experts, with preferably: 10 years’ experience in developing marketing strategy and marketing tools; a track record of successful marketing projects in a business-to-business marketing context; proven experience in working with corporate clients and/or banks on marketing their products; and language skills (fluent Arabic essential, fluent spoken and written English would be an advantage).).
e. Financial/Economic Expert(s), with preferably: 10 years’ experience as corporate finance expert, bank loan officer or economist with specialisation in financial analysis (including capital investment appraisal); proven expertise in financial structuring of cash-flow-based lending projects; fluent Arabic essential, fluent spoken and written English would be an advantage;

f. Environmental Expert, with preferably: 10 years’ experience of conducting environmental due diligence and environmental impact assessments for a variety of sustainable energy projects; fluent Arabic essential, fluent spoken and written English would be an advantage.

Submission Requirements: Interested consultants are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest. In order to determine the qualifications and competence of consulting firms seeking to be shortlisted, the information submitted should include the following:

  1. Company profile, organisation and staffing (max. 2-4 pages);
  2. Details of previous project experience or similar 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 (if different from duration) , main activities, objectives;

  3. A table printed in landscape listing the proposed experts, their proposed role in the project team (using expert position as listed above), indicating the years of relevant professional experience, nationality, language skills, and a short summary of knowledge and experiences in relation to the requested position;
  4. CVs of key experts who could be available to work on the Assignment;
  5. Completed Consultant’s Declaration 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’s Declaration and Contact Sheet.

The complete expression of interest (including CVs and Consultant’s Declaration 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 and CVs into two files.

Please note that eSelection should be accessed via Internet Explorer.


One electronic copy of the Expression of Interest shall be submitted, in English, electronically through e-Selection, to reach the Bank not later than the closing date. No hard copies of the expressions of interest are required.

Bank Contact Person:
Ms Georgia Vasiliadis (Principal Advisor)
Technical Co-operation
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: + 44 20 7338 7750
e-mail: vasiliag@ebrd.com (submissions should be sent through eSelection and NOT to this email address)

Notes:

1. Following this invitation for Expressions of Interest, a shortlist of qualified consultants will be formally invited to submit proposals. Consultant selection and contracting will be subject to the availability of funding.
2. Shortlist criteria and weightings are as follows:
(a) Firm's relevant experience, including in implementation of financial programmes and sustainable energy projects (25%);
(b) Firm's relevant experience in Egypt / South-Eastern Mediterranean region (25%); and
(c) Experts' CVs: International Project Manager; International and Local Engineers; Communications, Marketing and IT Experts; Assistant Project Manager(s); Financial/Economic Experts (50%)

Central Bank of Egypt - Central Securities Depository for Government Securities

 | Published March 3, 2016  -  Deadline April 3, 2016
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The Central Bank of Egypt intends using part of the proceeds of a grant from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Transition Fund and part co-financed by grants from the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) towards the cost of the Central Securities Depository System, Collateral Management System, and Electronic Links with other CSDs ( MCDR, Euroclear , Clearstream ), Auction System and Data Warehouse.

All grants will be administered by the EBRD. Prequalification and tendering for contracts is open to firms and joint ventures of firms from any country.

This Invitation for Prequalification follows the General Procurement Notice for this project which was published on the EBRD website, Project Procurement Notices (http://www.ebrd.com/work-with-us/procurement/notices.html) on 12 January 2015

The Central Bank of Egypt intends prequalifying firms and consortia to tender for the following contract(s) which may result in up to three separate contracts, (the Contract(s)), to be funded from part of the proceeds of the grants

The Prequalification concerns one tender divided into three lots:

Lot 1: Central Securities Depository System, Collateral Management System, and Electronic Links with other CSDs (MCDR , Euroclear, Clearstream)

Lot 2: Auction System

Lot 3: Data Warehouse 

Prequalification documents will be dispatched electronically in Word and PDF format free of charge on request to the email address below. Each lot has individual prequalification criteria and entities wishing to tender for more than one lot must prequalify for each lot separately.

The prequalification documents must be duly completed and delivered by the applicants for the prequalification to the address below, on or before 16:00 hrs local Cairo time on 3rd April 2016. Documents that are received late may be rejected.

Interested entities may prequalify for all lots, any single lot or any combination of lots.

Contact person: Salwa Ayoub
Title: Senior Project Manager
Payments Systems and Business Technology Sector
Central Bank of Egypt
54 Al-Gomhoreya Street, Downtown
Cairo
P.O. 11511
Egypt
E-mail address: salwa.ayoub@cbe.org.eg 

EG-Giza North Power Project - P116194

Egyptian Natural Gas Company (GASCO) | Published December 16, 2015  -  Deadline January 10, 2016
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Lot 1: 6th Of October & El-mahmoudia Power Stations, Lot 2: Al-seyouf & Suez Thermal Power Stations, Lot 3: Damanhour Power Station, Lot 4: South Helwan (atfeeh) Power Station, Lot 5: Bani-sweif & New Administrative Capital & Elburullus Power Stations Invitation for Bids(IFB) Cairo, Egypt Project: Giza North Power Project & South Helwan PowerProject . ICB No: GASCO/ICB/001 LOT 1 : 6th  of October& El-Mahmoudia Power Stations LOT 2 : Al-Seyouf  & Suez Thermal PowerStations LOT 3 : Damanhour Power Station LOT 4 : South Helwan (Atfeeh) Power Station LOT 5 : Bani-Sweif & New Administrative Capital & ElBurullus Power Stations 1.         This Invitation for Bids follows the General ProcurementNotice for thisProject that appeared in UN Development Business Online . 2.      Thegovernment of Egypt has applied for a loan from the international bank for reconstruction & development toward the cost ofGiza North Power Project & South Helwan Power Project, and it intends to applypart of the proceeds of this loan to payments under the related contracts. 3.     The Egyptian Natural Gas Company (GASCO) now invites sealed bids from eligible and qualifiedbidders for : Serial Description Bidding Due Date Tender Fees Complete Skid-Mounted Gas Filtering, Heating, Reducing and Metering Stations. LOT 1 6th  of October& El-Mahmoudia Power Stations 10th Of January , 2016 $1,000 LOT 2 Al-Seyouf  & Suez Thermal Power Stations LOT 3 Damanhour Power Station LOT 4 South Helwan (Atfeeh) Power Station. LOT 5 Bani-Sweif &New Administrative Capital & ElBurullus Power Stations 4. Bidding willbe conducted throughthe International Competitive Bidding (ICB) procedures specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurementunder IBRD Loans and IDA Credits, and is open to all bidders from Eligible Source Countries as defined in theGuidelines. 5.  Interested eligible biddersmay obtain further information from Egyptian Natural Gas Company (GASCO) Materials General Manager/ Eng. Hamdy Amin Mohamed hamdy_amin@gasco.com.eg Room No.:C227 N.B.: Bidding Documents may be inspected at theaddress given below from08:00 A.M  till 03:00 P.M . 6. A pre-bid meeting will be heldwith vendors at GASCO HQ at or before (10 A.M. CairoLocal Time on Sunday 20/12/2015 , to clarify technical and commercial issues. 7. A completeset of Bidding Documents in English may be purchased by interested bidders on thesubmission of a written application to the address below and upon payment of a nonrefundable fee equivalent of (US Dollar  1,000.00). The method of payment will be Cash or direct depositto: Gasco Bank Details Bank name                    : NationalBank of  Egypt ( NBE ) Branch                          : Main Swift code                    :NBEGEGCX001 For USD IBAN                            : 00100011 A/C NO.                       : 11145535970 For Euro IBAN                            : 00100391 A/C NO.                       : 11015535973 Accordingly, The bidding documentswill be sent by Mailto the concerned bidder. 8. Bids must be delivered to the addressbelow at or before (10 A.M Cairo Local Time on January10th  , 2016). Electronic biddingwill not bepermitted. Late bids will be rejected.  Bids willbe opened in the presence of the bidders' representatives who choose to attend in person at the address below on ( January 10th  , 2016) All bids must be accompanied by a "Bid Security Bank Guarantee" equivalent of : Lot 1, an equivalentof: $ 88,000 Lot 2, an equivalentof: $ 97,000 Lot 3, an equivalentof: $ 70,000 Lot 4, an equivalent of: $ 77,000 Lot 5, an equivalent of: $ 375,000 9. The address referred to above is: EgyptianNatural Gas Company (GASCO) The Ring Road,El Teseen St. , 5th Settlement ?New Cairo Eng. HamdyAmin Mohamed /Room No. :C227 City Code:+202 Phone  2618 7272 EMail: hamdy_amin@gasco.com.eg ________________________________________________________

EG-Health Care Quality Improvement - P080228

Ministry of Health & Population | Published December 17, 2015
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General Procurement Notice ArabRepublic of Egypt Healthcare Quality Improvement Project Health Nutrition &Population GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE LoanNo: 7828 Project ID No.: P080228 The Ministry of Health & Population of the ArabRepublic of Egypt has received financing in the amount of US$ 75 million equivalent from the World Bank toward the cost of the Healthcare QualityImprovement Project, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments for goods, works, related services and consultingservices to be procured under this project. The Loan became effective on September 2015 and has implementation and will close onJune 30th 2017. The project includes the followingcomponents: Component One: Family Healthcare Quality ImprovementProgram (US$70m).  This component will fundQuality Improvement and Maintenance Plans(QIMP) that support each participating health center undertake a phased process of instituting quality improvements, and thatculminates in independently certified accreditation.   Targeting 1,000 familyhealth centers and family healthcare units in ten poorgovernorates, the accreditation program is intended to bring the quality ofcare of these facilities up to appropriate internationally recognized quality standards and to enhance system responsiveness at thefamily health center/family healthcare unit level. Component Two: Implementation Support (US$5m).  This component will finance the cost of technical assistance, external financial audits,external independent quality audits and project management. It will also finance a pilot model of afully integrated package offamily health services on a district level demonstrating the full spectrum of services on the different levels of care with theirpertinent referral mechanisms. The project will procure thefollowing: ?   Consulting services for Quality services, Monitoring and evaluation,Verification Services as well as financial auditing. ?   Services for firms for Cleaning and security. ?   Goods as (office furniture, Medication and medical supplies) ?   Goods as IT equipment (computers, printers, scanners, fax and photocopiers) ·      Clinical medicalservices from medical doctors (General Practioners & Specialists) Procurement of contracts financed by the World Bankwill be conducted through the procedures as specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement underIBRD Loans and IDACredits (edition 2011), and is opento all eligible bidders  as definedin the guidelines. Consulting services will be selected in accordance with the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers (current edition). Specific procurement notices for contracts to be bidunder the World Bank's international competitive bidding (ICB) procedures and for contracts for consultancy services will beannounced, as they become available, in UNDevelopment Business and dgMarket and 2 of the widely circulated daily newspapers in Egypt. Interested eligible bidders who wish to be included onthe mailing list to receive an invitation to bid under ICB procedures, and interestedconsultants who wish to receive a copy of theadvertisement requesting expressions of interest for large-value consultants' contracts, or those requiring additional information,should contact the address below: Dr.Hala Massekh Head of Regional Health Districts Sector & Project Manager. Ministry of Health & Population. Address: 3 Maagles El-Shaab Street, Downtown, Cairo Fax: +20 2 27950597 Tel: +20 2 27945118 Email: hala_massekh@yahoo.com

EOI - Egypt - Consultancy Firm - Conduct a Beneficiary Satisfaction and Impact Assessment of the RIEEP Project Activities – RIEEP - 07 2015

 | Published July 8, 2015
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REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI) ARAB REPUBLIC OF EGYPT RURAL INCOME AND ECONOMIC ENHANCEMENT PROJECT (RIEEP) Consultancy Firm Services to: Conduct a Beneficiary Satisfaction and Impact Assessment of the RIEEP Project Activities 1. This request for Expression of Interest (EOIs) follows the General Procurement Notice for this project that appeared in UN Development Business Ref. No. AfDB270-808/11 on 20th September 2011. 2. The Social Fund for Development (SFD) has received a MIC Grant no. 5500155002953 from the African Development Bank (AfDB) for USD 930,000, and intends to apply part of the proceeds of this grant to eligible payments under the contract for consultancy firm services to "Conduct a Beneficiary Satisfaction and Impact Assessment of the RIEEP Project Activities". 3. The purpose of this assignment is to determine the beneficiary’s satisfaction of the services/activities offered under RIEEP, and identifies the impact of the project activities on the beneficiaries through a survey conducted amongst the project clients, including end-beneficiaries, rural organizations (FAs, NGOs, cooperatives) as well as financial intermediaries. Most of the field work will be conducted in Upper Egypt. . The specific objectives are: (i) Capture Client satisfaction feedback; (ii) Assess the nature and degree of beneficiary satisfaction in terms of availability, accessibility and quality of services provided to project target groups; (iii) Determine the degree of beneficiary participation at all stages of the RIEEP Project; and (iv) compile Lessons learnt for future interventions. 4. The SFD invites consulting firms to indicate their interest in providing these services. Interested firms must provide a statement of capability and experience indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments and experiences, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.). Consultants may associate to enhance their qualifications. 5. A short list of six consulting firms/consortia will be compiled in accordance with the procedures set out in the African Development Bank’s Rules and Procedures for the Use of Consultants, dated May 2008 and revised July 2012, using Consultant Qualification Selection (CQS). Interested consultancy firms must submit documents proving the following: (i) number of years' of experience in providing consultancy services. Priority will be given to firms with at least 5-7 years of experience; (ii) Prior experience in MSMEs, through at least 3 assignments; (iii) at least 5 previous assignments in in research & surveys measuring different clients variables such as (satisfaction aspect, positioning & perception aspects, impact aspects …etc.); (iv) have specialized and high-calibre team of experts including experts in agribusiness development, agro-finance; rural sociology; gender and statistician. Interested consultancy firms may obtain further information at the address below during office hours from 8:00 am till 4:00 pm (Except Fridays and Saturdays). 6. Written EOIs must be marked “Expression of Interest to Conduct Assessment of Beneficiary Satisfaction and Impact of the RIEEP Project Activities " and delivered to the address below by 14:00 hours on 21th of July, 2015 Social Fund for Development, Procurement Department, 114 Mohie Eldin Abou El-Ezz, Dokki, Giza, Egypt, by facsimile: (+202) 3304 2685. E-mail: procurement@sfdegypt.org

EOI - EGYPT - Organizing Policy Dialogue Workshops & Development of Policy Briefs – RIEEP – 07 2015

 | Published July 10, 2015
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SPECIFIC PROCUREMENT NOTICE REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI) ARAB REPUBLIC OF EGYPT RURAL INCOME AND ECONOMIC ENHANCEMENT PROJECT (RIEEP) Consultancy Firm & NGO Services for: Organize Policy Dialogue Workshops & Develop Policy Briefs 1. This request for Expression of Interest (EOIs) follows the General Procurement Notice for this project that appeared in UN Development Business Ref. No. AfDB270-808/11 on 20th September 2011. 2. The Social Fund for Development (SFD) has received a MIC Grant no. 5500155002953 from the African Development Bank (AfDB) for USD 930,000, and intends to apply part of the proceeds of this grant to eligible payments under the contract for consultancy firm / NGO services for "Organizing Policy Dialogue Workshops & Development of Policy Briefs". 3. Purpose of assignment: To conduct two Policy Dialogue Workshops to discuss and agree upon the best options for a solid, fair and inclusive regulatory framework to be proposed for implementation for the recently issued Act on the “Agricultural Solidarity Fund” and the Presidential Decree # 14/2015 to” Establish a Center for Contract Farming" that constitutes the first clause in the "Contract Farming Act" under issuance. The specific objectives are to: (i) identify and bring together diverse stakeholders to discuss, explore and define the main requirements for a clear and effective regulatory framework for the two new acts in an open and inclusive manner; (ii) exchange information and build consensus on recommendations between the public, private, and civic sectors (iii) analyse evidence of what works and what inhibits putting these two acts into practice in terms of the policy enablers and constraints; (vi) incorporate workshop recommendations made into a policy dialogue brief. 4. The SFD invites consulting firms and NGOs to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested firms and NGOs must provide a statement of capability and experience indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments and experiences, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.). Consultants may associate to enhance their qualifications. 5. A short list of six consulting firms & NGOs /consortia will be compiled in accordance with the procedures set out in the African Development Bank’s Rules and Procedures for the Use of Consultants, dated May 2008 and revised July 2012, using Consultants' Qualifications Selection (CQS). Interested consultancy firms must submit documents proving the following: 1) have 5 years of general experience in providing consultancy services; 2) demonstrate understanding of regulatory framework, legal system and policies that govern the agribusiness sector in Egypt; 3) the consultant's record shows that it has conducted previous consultancy assignments in organizing policy dialogue workshops; 4) the entity should have experienced and adequate staff for this assignment. Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours from 8:00 am till 4:00 pm (Except Fridays and Saturdays); 6. Written EOIs must be marked “Organizing Policy Dialogue Workshops & Development of Policy Briefs" and delivered to the address below by 14:00 hours on 27th of July, 2015. Social Fund for Development, Procurement Department, 114 Mohie Eldin Abou El-Ezz, Dokki, Giza, Egypt, by facsimile: (+202) 3304 2685. E-mail: procurement@sfdegypt.org

EOI – EGYPT - Consultancy Firm Services for Production of a short Documentary Film on the RIEEP Project financed by the AfDB – 03 2015

 | Published March 25, 2015
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SPECIFIC PROCUREMENT NOTICE REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI) ARAB REPUBLIC OF EGYPT RURAL INCOME AND ECONOMIC ENHANCEMENT PROJECT (RIEEP) Consultancy Firm Services for: Production of a short Documentary Film on the RIEEP Project financed by the AfDB. 1. This request for Expression of Interest (EOIs) follows the General Procurement Notice for this project that appeared in UN Development Business Ref. No. AfDB270-808/11 on 20th September 2011. 2. The Social Fund for Development (SFD) has received a MIC Grant no. 5500155002953 from the African Development Bank (AfDB) for USD 930,000, and intends to apply part of the proceeds of this grant to eligible payments under the contract for consultancy firm services for "Production of a short documentary film on the RIEEP Project activities". 3. The purpose of this assignment is to support the Social Fund for Development (SFD) to produce a documentary film of about 5 minutes long on the AfDB - funded project "RIEEP" to captures the project key results, activities, successes and challenges, show-casing the beneficial impact of the project on the livelihoods of the beneficiaries in rural Egypt. The over-arching key messages are: (1) MSEs assist in reducing poverty; (2) women’s empowerment leads to overall well-being of a family; (3) financial inclusion is key to sustainable development; and (4) inclusive growth is the key to sustainable development. The specific objectives are: (i) Producing short documentary film telling stories to promote the impact of the project; (ii) encouraging small-holder farmers and small entrepreneurs working across the agribusiness value-chains by showing them these successful enterprises that can be replicated; (iii) Raising public awareness towards agribusiness value-chain development and agribusiness financing. 4. The SFD invites consulting firms to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested firms must provide a statement of capability and experience indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments and experiences, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.). Consultants may associate to enhance their qualifications. 5. A short list of six consulting firms/consortia will be compiled in accordance with the procedures set out in the African Development Bank’s Rules and Procedures for the Use of Consultants, dated May 2008 and revised July 2012, using Consultant Qualification-Based Selection (CQS). Interested consultancy firms must submit documents proving the following: (i) the agency is reputable and accredited; agency; (ii) number of years' of experience in the field of media production; (iii) agency possess prequalification in producing similar activities with sample (s) of these activities; (iv) ability to initiate innovative ideas on producing documentaries; and (v) have specialized and high-caliber staff. Interested consultancy firms may obtain further information at the address below during office hours from 8:00 am till 4:00 pm (Except Fridays and Saturdays). 6. Written EOIs must be marked “Expression of Interest to produce a short film on the RIEEP Project activities financed by the AfDB " and delivered to the address below by 14:00 hours on April 5, 2015 Social Fund for Development, Procurement Department, 114 Mohie Eldin Abou El-Ezz, Dokki, Giza, Egypt, by facsimile: (+202) 3304 2685. E-mail: procurement@sfdegypt.org

EG-Giza North Power Project - P116194

Egyptian Natural Gas Company (GASCO) | Published December 16, 2015  -  Deadline January 12, 2016
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Pipelines, Branched Pipelines, Fittings, Flanges, Plugs, Gaskets & Stud Bolts, Pig Signalers & End Closures, Insulating Joints, Fiber Optic Cable & Equipment Invitation for Bids(IFB) Cairo/Egypt Project: Giza North Power Project & South Helwan Power Project. ICB No: GASCO/ICB/002 LOT 1: For Supplying 42" Main Pipelines and RelatedServices LOT 2: For Supplying 36" Main Pipelines and RelatedServices LOT 3: For Supplying 32" and less Main Pipelines andRelated Services LOT 4: For Supplying BranchedPipelines LOT 5: For Supplying Fittings, Flanges, Plugs, Gaskets & Stud Bolts and RelatedServices LOT 6: For Supplying Pigs, Pig Signalers & EndClosures LOT 7:  ForSupplying Insulating Joints LOT 8: For Supplying Fiber Optic Cable & Equipment and Related Services. 1. This Invitation forBids follows the General Procurement Notice for this Project that appeared in UN Development Business Online. 2. Thegovernment of Egypt has applied for a loan from the International Bank for Reconstruction &Development toward the cost of Giza North Power Project & South Helwan Power Project, and it intends to applypart of theproceeds of this loan to payments under the related contracts. 3.           The Egyptian Natural Gas Company (GASCO) now invites sealedbids from eligible and qualified bidders for: Serial Description Bidding DueDate TenderFees LOT 1 For Supplying 42" Main Pipelines and Related Services January 12th  , 2016 $1,000.00 LOT 2 For Supplying 36" Main Pipelines and Related Services LOT 3 For Supplying 32" and less Main Pipelines and RelatedServices LOT 4 For Supplying BranchedPipelines LOT 5 For Supplying Fittings ,Flanges ,Plugs , Gaskets & Stud Bolts and Related Services LOT 6 For Supplying Pigs, PigSignalers & End Closures LOT 7 For Supplying InsulatingJoints LOT 8 For Supplying FiberOptic Cable & Equipmentand Related Services 4.                   Bidding will be conducted through the International Competitive Bidding (ICB) procedures specified in the World Bank'sGuidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits, and is open to all bidders from Eligible Source Countriesas defined inthe Guidelines. 5.                   Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from Egyptian Natural Gas Company (GASCO) Materials General Manager/ Eng. Hamdy Amin Mohamed hamdy_amin @gasco.com.eg Room No.:C227 N.B.: Bidding Documents may be inspected at theaddress given below from 08:00 A.M till 03:00 P.M. 6. A pre-bidmeeting will be held with vendors at GASCO HQ at or before (10 A.M. Cairo Local Time on Tuesday 22/12/2015, to clarify technicalandcommercial issues. 7. A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may bepurchased by interested bidders on the submission of a written application to the address below and upon payment of a nonrefundablefee equivalent of (USD 1,000.00). The methodofpayment will be Cash or direct deposit to: Gasco Bank  Details Bank name                    : NationalBank of Egypt (NBE) Branch                          : Main Swift code                    :NBEGEGCX001 For USD IBAN                            : 00100011 A/C NO.                       : 11145535970 For Euro IBAN                            : 00100391 A/C NO.                       : 11015535973 Accordingly, The biddingdocuments will be sent by Mail to theconcerned bidder. 8. Bids must be delivered to the address below at or before (10 A.M Cairo Local Time of January 12th, 2016. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Latebids will be rejected.  Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders'representatives who choose to attend in person at the address below at (10 A.M on January12th, 2016). All bids must be accompanied by a "Bid Security Bank Guarantee"equivalent of: Lot 1 an equivalent of: $ 770,000.00 Lot 2 an equivalent of: $ 900,000.00 Lot 3 an equivalent of: $ 980,000.00 Lot 4 an equivalent of: $ 20,000.00 Lot 5 an equivalent of: $ 35,000.00 Lot 6 an equivalent of: $ 36,000.00 Lot 7 an equivalent of: $ 12,000.00 Lot 8 an equivalent of: $ 72,000.00 9. The address referred to above is: Egyptian Natural Gas Company (GASCO) The Ring Road, El Teseen St. , 5th Settlement ?NewCairo Eng. Hamdy Amin Mohamed /Room No.:C227 City Code: +202 Phone:  26187272 E Mail: hamdy_amin@gasco.com.eg