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Secretariat to the Investors Council - Business Analyst

 | Published October 2, 2015  -  Deadline October 16, 2015
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The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development's ("EBRD"or the "Bank") Strategy for Georgia is focused on the sustainable development of the private sector. The Bank's private sector oriented operational framework is believed to play a pivotal role in promoting greater efficiency, innovation, competitiveness and improved corporate governance. Effective public/private dialogue and communication is therefore of great importance for private sector development, as it can steer and encourage needed reforms by the government, whilst providing government in turn with support from the private sector. The Bank has launched the "Investment Climate and Governance Initiative" ("ICGI") to revitalise economic transition in a number of countries, including Georgia. Within the framework of the ICGI, the Bank has developed a number of instruments which seek to improve policy dialogue between the public and private sectors with the ultimate goal of strengthening the investment climate, enhancing dispute resolution mechanisms, improving the relevant legal framework and enhancing good governance within the private sector. The Bank has prioritised the establishment of Investment Councils (the "Councils") to facilitate dialogue on investment climate between the private sector and governments. In April 2015 the Bank and the Government of Georgia signed a "Memorandum of Understanding" ("MoU") to support the Investors Council of Georgia. The Investors Council of Georgia is established as an independent body to facilitate a structured and effective dialogue between the private sector and the Georgian authorities. The Investors Council will ensure that the Government is made aware of the structural and legislative problems that the businesses face in Georgia, and will provide constant and vigilant follow-up to ensure the efficient resolution of such problems. The EBRD has recently engaged a Head of Secretariat and now requires the services of other professionals to form part of a team. Specifically, the EBRD is seeking to engage a business analyst (the "Business Analyst" or the "Consultant") for the Secretariat (the "assignment"). Currently the Bank envisages supporting the operations of the Secretariat for two years. The Bank will closely review the progress in the country and will make adjustments, where possible, in order to ensure the effective functioning of the Investors Council. The Business Analyst will work under the direct supervision of the Head of Secretariat. The tasks of the Business Analyst will include, inter alia, the following: - Review economic and business implications of the current legislation in the area of private sector development and make practical recommendations (based on private sector concerns) in terms of regulations, institutional improvements, and/or structures to be created and/or reinforced which are aimed to improve the business climate in general and foster investment (foreign and domestic); - Work closely with business associations to identify key impediments to investment by local and foreign enterprises, and the main drivers and agents of change, for consideration by the Investors Council; - Maintain consultations with the EBRD and seek the feedback of relevant authorities/bodies, the private sector, as well as international financial institutions and other donor organisations; - In collaboration with Investors Council members, suggest and assist in preparing the agenda, including ensuring that appropriate topics are included and documentation is provided, to be discussed at Investors Council meetings and its working groups; - Following instructions from the Investors Council, make sure that reports and analysis are prepared in time, including recommendations to be submitted to the Council; - Assist in preparing minutes of Investors Council meetings and, based on the recommendation of the Investors Council, identify areas to be addressed and create working groups for these areas; - Make a presentation of conclusions and recommendations of the Investors Council and/or its working groups to relevant government bodies, private sector representatives and the EBRD; - Help in summarising the achievements of the Secretariat in annual reports to the Bank copied to the relevant government bodies and private sector involved in the process. - Contribute to drafting news bulletins, press releases and other relevant information of the Secretariat and timely update the Secretariat’s website; Assignment Start Date and Duration: The assignment is expected to start around on the beginning of November 2015 and last for one year with a possible extension of up to a further one year, subject to satisfactory performance of the Consultant and business needs. Note that this is a full time-role and the Consultant is expected to be resident in the country. Value Added Tax (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 International Financial Institution and state this to the Bank in their response to this notification. To the extent that a consultant incurs input VAT on goods and services purchased in connection with the provision of services (eg 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 treated as a reimbursable expense. Funding Source: The contract will be financed through a bilateral donor and/or the EBRD Shareholder Special Fund. Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions Consultant Profile: An individual is sought. Firms may propose candidates but the evaluation will be based on the skills and experience of the individual and not the firm. Candidates should have the following qualifications and expertise: • Background in business, economics, or related field, with preferably at least one postgraduate degree in one of these subjects • Ideally at least 3 years of relevant work experience at senior level, preferably both in the public and private sectors • Fluency in written and spoken Georgian and English is a key requirement In addition, the successful candidate should have the following personal characteristics: • Good understanding of the process of economic reform in Georgia • Analytical skills, with the ability to interpret and report on complex issues • Ability to interact effectively with senior officials in government and the business community • Ability to work effectively in a team • Ability to prioritise and work under the pressure of deadlines. Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of candidates seeking to be selected for this assignment, the information submitted should include the following: 1. Cover letter (maximum 2 pages) summarising how he/she satisfies the requirements as defined above under the Consultant Profile; 2. CV which should be detailed and include full descriptions of roles responsibilities carried out; 3. 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 Responses to the notification are to be submitted in English, by email to the contact person given below no later than the closing date. Please title your email “Georgia Investors Council: Business Analyst" Up to 6 candidates will be invited to interview in Georgia before an evaluation committee comprised of the Head of Secretariat of Investors Council and two Bank representatives. The EBRD’s Contact Person: Angela Levitsky Technical Cooperation European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Tel: + 44 20 7338 6363 Fax: +44 20 7338 7451 E-mail: levitska@ebrd.com Note: Selection and contracting will normally be made from responses to this notification. The Consultant will be selected from a shortlist, subject to availability of funding.

Call for Proposals

UNDP CO - GEORGIA | Published April 5, 2017  -  Deadline May 5, 2017
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COBERM, a joint EU-UNDP initiative is soliciting innovative project ideas from representatives of civil society, including registered local and international non-governmental organizations, foundations and academia that are in line with the following aims:1) Support innovative people-to-people confidence-building opportunities;2) Help create an environment conducive to fostering peace, stability and human security.If you have a project idea, which contributes to COBERM objectives, please complete a standard Project Idea Submission Form and submit it electronically to coberm@undp.orgProject Ideas will be accepted until 5 May 2017, 18:00, COB. No applications will be accepted after this deadline. COBERM will acknowledge the receipt of each application within maximum 3 business days. Please contact us if you have not received a confirmation at coberm@undp.orgFor additional information please refer to the attached Call for Proposal.

Head of Secretariat to the Investors Council in Georgia

 | Published April 10, 2015  -  Deadline April 30, 2015
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The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development's ("EBRD" or the "Bank") operational framework for the Early Transition Countries ("ETCs": Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, Mongolia, Tajikistan) gives a strong focus to private sector development. The EBRD's private sector focus singles it out among the international financial institutions, and the Bank has demonstrated that it can maximise its value-added and transition impact through this approach, playing a catalytic role in promoting innovation and competitiveness. A sound business environment is vital for private sector development, and policy dialogue on the investment climate plays a central role in the Bank's engagement, as highlighted in the EBRD's recently adopted strategy for Georgia. Within that context, regular and open dialogue between the private sector and the authorities is essential: public-private dialogue can help encourage and guide much-needed reforms by the government, while providing government in turn with the necessary support from the private sector community. Following extensive consultations with senior government officials as well as with the private sector, IFIs and donors in Georgia, there is now widespread support to launch and support the Investors Council ("IC"). Through the IC initiative, the Bank will facilitate dialogue between the government and the private sector in a more systematic and sustainable manner. The IC will function as an independent body with the objective of assisting the Government of Georgia in developing policy related to the investment climate through a structured and effective interaction with the private sector. A permanent Secretariat (the "Secretariat") for the Investors Council needs to be established to underpin the effective functioning of the Investors Council. The EBRD now seeks to retain a Head of Secretariat (the "Consultant") who should have a deep understanding of both public and private sectors and experience of working at high levels in both domains (the "assignment"). The Secretariat will be staffed with a team of professionals and provided with other resources in order to ensure that the IC functions in a consistent, transparent and effective manner. The Head of Secretariat will be responsible for coordinating with key counterparts in the Georgian government, including the Prime Minister's office, the Ministries of Finance, Economy, Energy, Agriculture, Regional Development and Infrastructure, and the Private Sector Ombudsman of Georgia. The tasks of the Head of Secretariat will, inter alia, include the following: - Develop and propose an appropriate structure and organisation of the Investors Council. - Draft the Rules of Procedure for the IC for approval by EBRD and the IC's permanent members. - Make recommendations for regulations, institutional improvements and/or structures to be created and/or reinforced to enable the IC to function effectively. - Identify key impediments to investment by local and foreign enterprises, as well as the main drivers and agents of reform, for consideration by the IC. - Identify upcoming pieces of legislation related to the investment and business climate and solicit the views of the public and private sectors for discussion at the IC meetings. - In consultation with the IC's permanent members and the Bank, prepare an annual work plan for the IC’s approval. - In collaboration with the IC's members, agree on and prepare the agenda, including ensuring that appropriate documentation is provided, to be discussed at IC meetings and its working groups. - Present the conclusions and recommendations of the IC and/or its working groups to the relevant government bodies, private sector representatives and the Bank. - Ensure that the activities and recommendation of the IC are publicised, including through the IC's website and social media as appropriate. - Identify which agencies (donors, etc) that are present in the country can support analytical work on specific issues raised by the IC and coordinate the work with those agencies and other stakeholders in working groups. - Build the capacity of the Secretariat's professional staff through day-to-day work as well as participation in workshops and conferences organised by various organisations (eg EBRD, World Bank, bilateral agencies). - Maintain regular contact with the Bank and seek the feedback of relevant authorities/bodies, the private sector, as well as international financial institutions and other donor organisations. - Prepare quarterly reports on the IC's activities and submit them to the Bank's RO and specified staff at Headquarters. - Summarise the achievements of the assignment in annual reports to the Bank copied to the relevant government bodies involved in the process. - Manage the day-to-day operations of IC from inception to the end of the assignment period, including all administrative duties, eg rent, employment, supplies, etc. Reporting: - The Head of Secretariat shall report to the Bank (Resident Office and Headquarters) every quarter on its activities and make recommendations to the Bank on further actions. The reports will include minutes of Council meetings. The first report to be submitted on 31st August. - The annual reports to be submitted in May 2016 shall include the description of the achievements of the assignment to-date. Assignment Start Date and Duration: The assignment is expected to start in May 2015 and last two years, subject to satisfactory performance of the Consultant, business needs and availability of further funding. Note that this is a full time-role and the Consultant is expected to be resident in the country. Value Added Tax (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 International Financial Institution and state this to the Bank in their response to this notification. To the extent that a consultant incurs input VAT on goods and services purchased in connection with the provision of services (eg 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 treated as a reimbursable expense. Funding Source: the contract will be financed through Bilateral donors and/or EBRD Shareholder Special Fund. Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions Consultant Profile: An individual is sought. Firms may propose candidates but the evaluation will be based on the skills and experience of the individual and not the firm. Candidates should have the following qualifications and expertise: - Background in business, economics, law or related field, with preferably at least one postgraduate degree in one of these subjects - Ideally at least 10 years of relevant work experience at senior level, preferably both in the public and private sectors - Fluency in written and spoken Georgian and fluency in English will be considered an advantage - Experience of working with government organisations and good knowledge of relevant legislation. In addition, the successful candidate should have the following personal characteristics: - good understanding of the process of economic reform in Georgia - strong leadership and persuasion skills - ability to interact effectively with senior officials in government and the business community - ability to prioritise and work under the pressure of deadlines. Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of candidates seeking to be selected for this assignment, the information submitted should include the following: 1. Cover letter (maximum 2 pages) summarising how he/she satisfies the requirements as defined above under Consultant Profile; 2. CV which should be detailed and include full descriptions of roles responsibilities carried out; 3. 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 Responses to the notification are to be submitted in English, by email to the contact person given below no later than the closing date. Please title your email "Head of Secretariat" Up to 6 candidates will be invited to interview in the Georgia before an evaluation committee expected to comprise of one representative from the Georgian Government, a representative from the business sector and a Bank representative. The EBRD’s Contact Person: Angela Levitsky European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Tel: + 44 20 7338 6363 Fax: +44 20 7338 7451 E-mail: levitska@ebrd.com Note: Selection and contracting will normally be made from responses to this notification. The Consultant will be selected from a shortlist, subject to availability of funding.

RFP: Support to Improvement of Pasture Management in Georgia

United Nations Development Programme | Published October 8, 2014  -  Deadline October 29, 2014
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Dear Mr./Ms.: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) hereby invites you to submit a Proposal to this Request for Proposal (RFP) for the above-referenced subject. This RFP includes the following documents: Section 1 – This Letter of Invitation Section 2 – Instructions to Proposers (including Data Sheet) Section 3 – Terms of Reference Section 4 – Proposal Submission Form Section 5 – Documents Establishing the Eligibility and Qualifications of the Proposer Section 6 – Technical Proposal Form Section 7 – Financial Proposal Form Section 8 – Contract for Professional Services, including General Terms and Conditions Your offer, comprising of a Technical and Financial Proposal, in separate sealed envelopes, should be submitted in accordance with Section 2. You are kindly requested to submit an acknowledgment letter to UNDP to the following address: United Nations Development Programme UN House, 9 Eristavi str. Tbilisi 0179, Georgia. Attention: George Nanobashvili, Economic Development Team Leader george.nanobashvili@undp.org The letter should be received by UNDP no later than Close of Business, October 13, 2014. The same letter should advise whether your company intends to submit a Proposal. If that is not the case, UNDP would appreciate your indicating the reason, for our records. If you have received this RFP through a direct invitation by UNDP, transferring this invitation to another firm requires your written notification to UNDP of such transfer and the name of the company to whom the invitation was forwarded. Should you require further clarifications, kindly communicate with the contact person identified in the attached Data Sheet as the focal point for queries on this RFP.

REG DEV 2 - P130421

Municipal Development Fund of Georgia | Published July 6, 2015  -  Deadline July 27, 2015
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Consultancy Services For Workforce Development And Capacity Building For Tourism And Hospitality Industry In The Imereti Region REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES ? FIRMS SELECTION) Georgia World Bank-Regional Development Project II ? (P130421) Assignment Title: Consultancy Services for Workforce Development and CapacityBuilding for Tourism and Hospitality Industry in the Imereti Region Reference No.IDA/RDPII/CS/CQS/01-2014 Georgia has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Regional DevelopmentProject II, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. The consulting services ("the Services") include and are not limitedto: ·         design workforce training program based on national standards, adapted to the localpopulation; ·         train current employees,in different areas of hospitality and tourism, with an equal focusongender Expected results of the assignmentare: Better understand the workforce gaps in the region, includingskills, volume, and capacity to educate. Increase capacity in Imereti and Tbilisi training facilities toprovide world-class practical  training in hospitality management, marketing, customer service, cultural heritageinterpretation, tour guiding and other skill and managerial-level positions.Significantly increase knowledge about Imereti's tourismclusters among restaurateurs, restaurant employees, tour guides, and other frontlinetourismemployees. Thetentative duration of thisassignment is 12 months. The Municipal Development Fund of Georgianow invites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants")to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that theyhave the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. Expression of interestshould cover, but not limited to: corporate profile, years in business, experience relevant to the project activities, key staffresources, and core business. The shortlisting criteria is: Similar consultancy contracts completed in the last 7 years(i.e. since January2008). Rating shall be made on a combination of the value and the number of the relevant consultancycontracts;General experience; Note: the MDF reserves it's right to verify submittedreferences and use obtained information for evaluation purposes. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World BankBorrowers - January 2011, revised July, 2014. ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict ofinterest. Consultants may associate with other firms. (Please take into account that form of association acceptable for theWorld Bank is eithersub-consultancy or Joint-Venture and submission must clearly indicate the nature of the association. The experienceofsub-consultants will not be taken into account while evaluating the corporate experience of theconsultant). Experience in the projects relevant to the assignment should besubmitted in the Form N1 uploaded at MDF website on the following link: http://mdf.org.ge/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Form-for-References.pdf The consultants are strongly recommended to limit their Expression ofInterest to 30 pages. Company brochures may be included as an Annex, and will not be affected by the limit of 30pages. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with Consultant's Qualification SelectionMethod (CQS) methodset out in Section III of the   Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by WorldBank Borrowers - January2011, revised July, 2014. Further information can be obtainedat the address below during office hours from 09:00a.m. to 18:00 p.m. at Procurement Unit of MDF, Phone number: +99532 2437001, extension 409, Mrs. Tinatin Katchkatchishvili,Procurement Specialist. Expressions of interest must be delivered in English in a written form to the address below (inperson, or by mail, or by fax,or by e-mail) by 27 July, 2015, at17:00. Municipal Development Fund of Georgia Attn: Mr.Ilia Darchiashvili, Executive Director of MDF 150 DavidAgmashenebeli Av., 0112, Tbilisi, Georgia Tel.: +99532 2437001or/02/03/04 Fax: +99532 2437077; E-mail: procurement@mdf.org.ge

Third Regional Development Project - P150696

Municipal Development Fund of Georgia | Published January 27, 2015
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General Procurement Notice GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE GENERALPROCUREMENT NOTICE GEORGIA REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECT III EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE Loan No. (To be defined upon effectiveness) Project ID No. P150696 The Georgia has received financing in the amount of US$60 million equivalent from the World Bank toward the costof the Regional Development Project III, and intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments for works, related services andconsulting services to be procured under this project. Captioned Project will be financed by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), and Government ofGeorgia (GoG). Total cost of the Project is $75 m as follows: IBRD - $60.00 million and GoG -$15 million. The project will include the following components: ·      Component 1: Infrastructure Investment: o     Component1.1: UrbanRegeneration and Circuit Development. This component will finance urban regeneration, includingold towns and villages, restoration of building facades,public spaces, museums, roads and water/sewerage; and enhancement of cultural and natural heritage sites, including access andpresentation. o     Component1.2: Provision of Public Infrastructure to Attract Private Investments. To encourage private sector investments in the region, this component is to support aselected number of private sector entities in project areas that show interest and capacity to invest in tourism or agribusiness,seeking complementary public infrastructure necessary to make their investments viable. ·      Component 2: Institutional Development. This component is to develop Institutional capacity and performance of the GeorgiaNational Tourism Administration (GNTA), Agency for Culture Heritage Preservation of Georgia (ACHP), National Museum and ProjectImplementing Entity (MDF). Civil works contracts willinclude a variety of works, includingrestoration of old towns and villages, rehabilitation of building facades, public spaces, museums, roads and water/seweragesystems, local roads and utility services. Procurement of services will include destination management and promotion,includinglocal outreach campaign; marketing and promotion; skilled workforce development and capacity building; SMEs business advisoryservice; feasibility studies, design, construction supervision and sustainable site management of cultural heritage; andperformance monitoring& evaluation activities etc. Procurement of contracts financed bythe World Bank will be conducted through the procedures as specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement of Goods, Works and Non-Consulting Services under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World BankBorrowers, January 2011 ? Revised July 214 and is open to all eligible bidders  as defined inthe guidelines. Consulting services will be selected in accordance with the World Bank'sGuidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits &Grants by World Bank Borrowers - January 2011 ? Revised July Specific procurement notices for contracts to be bid under the WorldBank's international competitive bidding (ICB) procedures and for contracts for consultancy services will be announced, as theybecome available, in UN Development Business, on MDF's web-site (www.mdf.org.ge) Interested eligible bidders who wish to be included on the mailing list toreceive an invitationto bid under ICB procedures, and interested consultants who wish to receive a copy of the advertisementrequesting expressions of interest for large-value consultants' contracts, or those requiring additional information, shouldcontact the address below. Municipal Development Fund of Georgia 150 David Agmashenebeli Av., 0112, Tbilisi, Georgia Attn: Mr. George Amashukeli, Executive Director Tel.: (995 32) 2437001/02/03/04 Fax: (995 32) 2437077; E-mail: procurement@mdf.org.ge

REG DEV 2 - P130421

Municipal Development Fund of Georgia | Published January 6, 2015  -  Deadline January 20, 2015
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Tourism And Project Performance Monitoring & Evaluationtourism And Project Performance Monitoring & Evaluationtourism And Project Performance Monitoring & Evaluation REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES ? FIRMS SELECTION) GEORGIA REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECT II   ?P130421 TOURISM and PROJECT PERFORMANCE MONITORING & EVALUATION In the Imereti Region (Georgia) Reference No.IDA/RDPII/CS/CQS/02-2014 Georgia has applied for financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the RegionalDevelopment Project  II, and intends toapply part of the proceeds for consultingservices. The consulting services ("the Services") includethe development of a monitoring and evaluation strategy that will serve to evaluate the implementation and effectiveness of the Georgia RegionalDevelopment Project. The activities undertaken under the consultingservices are expected to achieve (i) a moredetailed understanding of the current state of the tourism industry in Imereti in the context ofGeorgia and (ii) deploy mechanisms to monitor the implementation and effectiveness of activities undertaken overthe next three years to increase visitor arrivals, spending, employment and tourism-related investment. Measurement of program results will help theGovernment of Georgia to allocate resources more effectively for infrastructure, marketing, human resourcedevelopment, policy reform, gender-specific interventions, etc. The four mainactivities, forwhich the firm will be responsible, are:  (I) Status quo analysis. (II) Develop a Monitoring and Evaluation(M&E) Strategy; (III) Test and oversee initial data collection through implementation ofthe strategy; and (IV) Establish asystem for providing periodic results reports. The level of effort is estimated at 22 man-months. The assignment is expected to be completed within 24 months aftercontract signature. The Municipal Development Fund of Georgianow invites eligible consulting firms("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide informationdemonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. Expression of interest should cover, but not limited to: corporate profile, years in business, experience relevant to theproject activities, key staff resources, core business. The shortlisting criteria are: Similar experience within the last 7 years (i.e. since January2007).General experience. Note: the MDF reserves it's right to verify submittedreferences and use obtained information for evaluation purposes. Theattention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World BankBorrowers - January2011. ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the WorldBank's policy onconflict of interest. Consultants may associate with other firms. (Please take into account that form of association acceptable for the WorldBank is eithersub-consultancy or Joint-Venture and submission must clearly indicate the nature of the association. The experience ofsub-consultants will not be taken into account while evaluating the corporate experience of the consultant). Experience in the projects relevant to the assignment should besubmitted in the Form N1 uploaded at MDF website on the following link: http://mdf.org.ge/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Form-for-References.pdf The consultants are strongly recommended to limit their Expression ofInterest to 30 pages. Company brochures may be included as an Annex, and will not be affected by the limit of 30pages. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Selection Based on theConsultants' Qualifications (CQS) method set out in Section III of the Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by WorldBank Borrowers - January2011. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours from 10:00a.m. to 18:00 p.m. at Procurement Division of MDF, Phone number: +99532 2437001, extension 409, Ms. Nata Peitrishvili, ProcurementSpecialist. Expressions of interest must be delivered in English in a written form to the address below (inperson, or by mail, or by fax, or bye-mail) by January 20, 2015, at17:00. Municipal Development Fund of Georgia Attn: Mr.Ilia Darchiashvili, First Deputy Executive Director of MDF 150 DavidAgmashenebeli Av., 0112, Tbilisi, Georgia Tel.: +99532 2437001or/02/03/04 Fax: +99532 2437077; E-mail: procurement@mdf.org.ge

Tbilisi Bus Project - Tbilisi Bus Restructuring Study

 | Published May 5, 2016  -  Deadline June 3, 2016
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Project Description: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “EBRD” or the “Bank”) is supporting urban transport under the Tbilisi Bus Project for bus fleet replacement, initially under Tbilisi Transport Company Ltd (the “Company”) and related support for corporate development of the Company; preparation of Public Service Contract (“PSC”) between the City of Tbilisi (the “Client”) and the Company as well as the study for restructuring of the bus network under this Project.  It is intended that a further fleet renewal programme may be targeted to potential private sector operators, including possible bus lease arrangements.

Assignment Description: The Client has requested the Bank to provide technical assistance for the bus fleet replacement, including the purchase of 175 new Compressed Natural Gas (“CNG”) buses (the “TC Project”).

The Client now intends to retain a consulting company (the “Consultant”) to undertake a Bus Restructuring Study (the “Study”) providing a new bus route structure and automated fare collection system for the complete bus network (the “Assignment”).

The objective of the Assignment is to assist the City in developing and adopting a new bus network and tariff system to ensure operational efficiency, full integration of the ticketing system, enabling competitive tendering for future bus routes, while also enabling the City to acquire acceptable safety and environmental standards. The Study shall be conducted in two phases, the  first phase shall comprise, (i) review of public transport sector, bus operations and tariff system; (ii) new route planning based on updated network and ridership survey; (iii) institutional and regulatory framework; (iv) tariff study and affordability; (v) definition of integrated AFC system; (vi) initial business plan for AFC implementation and, the second phase, (vii) new route tendering plan both for revision of existing public, private bus and minibus operators and for new route tenders; (viii) contract provisions for bus and AFC operations; (ix) technical requirements for AFC system, suitable for system tendering under install and operate contracts and (x) final business plan for AFC implementation.

The selected Consultant is expected to provide the following services:

Phase 1: Define Requirements for New Bus Route and AFC System and Establish Initial Business Case

Task 1. Public Transport Sector Overview – provide an overview of the current fare revenue collection and enforcement system on municipal and privately rendered services.

Task 2. Operational Study of the Bus Sector – document organisation and operational set up as well as economics of current ticketing systems (both in the public and private sectors) as well as a breakdown of costs (organisation, production, distribution, validation and enforcement) ensuring comprehensive consultation with existing bus operators on current operating conditions, route restructuring, planned improvements in fleet, services and stakeholders (including bus users) on level of service of bus services (quality, frequency, reliability, affordability etc)

Task 3. Route Planning Study and Bus Fleet Renewal Programme – provide assistance from market and financial perspectives in developing a revised bus route network to better respond to user travel needs, reduce operating costs by expanding standard bus services and improving inter-modality and transfer and  assess the investment and operational expenditure of the bus fleet and estimate the supply cost, including conducting a comparison of other recently procured buses of similar nature in the region and Europe to substantiate the assessment.

Task 4. Legal and Regulatory Framework for Bus Operations and Fare Collection – conduct a legal review for the definition of the Project design and preparation of the Automated Fare Collection System.

Task 5. Tariff Study and Affordability – provide a comprehensive review of structure and application of existing tariffs on the public transport system in Tbilisi.

Task 6. Design and scope of new integrated AFC system – recommend the most appropriate means for the upgrade and expansion of the e-ticketing system to all public transport including private-run services and recommend to the City an expanded system that fulfils the goals of providing an efficient, reliable system of fare collection on an electronic basis.

Task 7.  Implementation Plan and Initial Business Plan – initiate Business Plan with a Financial Model.

Task 8. Policy Paper for Urban Public Transport Reform – preparation of a summary policy paper, suitable for review and approval by the City council.

Phase 2: Route tendering plan, AFC specifications and model operating contract for bus operations

Task 9. Route tendering plan – based on tasks conducted under Phase 1 define a detailed route restructuring plan and schedule.

Task 10. Technical specifications and tendering strategy for AFC System – based on technical definition developed under Task 6 and implementation plan developed under Task 7, prepare the complete technical specifications for the Automatic Fare Collection system to be implemented under Phase 1 including all system components, interface standards and performance requirements.

Task 11. Prepare draft model contract for bus operations – based on the proposed route structure under Task 9, develop a supporting financial model for the review and comments of the City representing the before and after situation for each operator including key milestones in the reform process.

Task 12. Capacity building of City in contract award and monitoring – work with the City to develop capacity and technical knowledge to effectively monitor new draft model contract and Public Service Contracts (“PSC”) with Tbilisi Transport Company Ltd.

Task 13. Updated Implementation Plan and Business Plan – following the implementation plan and business plan developed under Task 7, update the proposed schedule and action plan for implementation of the complete revised route restructuring, tariff structure and Automate Fare Collection system indicating all required actions for implementation and present suitable justification for related future investment in Automated Fare Collection system and fleet renewal programmes for possible funding support by the Bank.

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 Q3 2016 and has an estimated overall duration of 15 months.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 800,000 (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 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 jointly financed by the Client and EBRD’s donor funded programme.  Selection and contracting is subject to the availability of funding.

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms with preferably previous project experience in the urban transport sector and in similar environments (Caucasus,CIS and Eastern Europe) related to:

  1. Project Management;
  2. Transport planning; public transport regulation/organisation;
  3. Bus operations, fleet management;
  4. AFC (electronic ticketing) installation and operation;
  5. Institutional and regulatory frameworks;
  6. Transport economy, traffic modelling;
  7. Civil engineering (municipal infrastructure);
  8. GIS mapping;
  9. Financial analysis;

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

a. Key Expert No 1 (Team Leader) with preferably 15 years of previous professional experience in project management in urban transport projects, including preferably 5 years in urban transport projects in similar environments.

b. Key Expert No 2 (Transport Planner) with preferably 15 years of previous professional experience in transport planning including preferably 5 years in urban transport projects in similar environments.

c. Key Experts No 3 (Bus Operations Expert) with preferably 15 years of previous professional experience in bus operation and fleet management, including preferably 5 years in urban transport projects in similar environments

d. Key Experts No 4 (AFC Specialist) with preferably 15 years of previous professional experience in AFC system, including preferably 5 years in urban transport projects in similar environments

e. Key Experts No 5 (Pool of Additional Experts) consisting of Institutional Expert, Traffic Modeller, Civil Engineer, GIS mapper, Financial Expert and Georgian Procurement and legal expert with preferably 5 years of previous professional experience in urban transport projects in similar environments. 

The Consultant is encouraged to source locally available skills where available including local counterpart staff to support inputs of key experts.

Particular familiarity with local conditions in Georgia and in Georgian public sector procurement and legislation will be considered an advantage.

Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants to be shortlisted, the information submitted should include the following:

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

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

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

4. Completed Consultant Declaration Form and Contact Sheet, the template for which is available from the following web-link: http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet.doc.

The expression of interest shall not exceed 15 pages (excluding CVs Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet).

The complete expression of interest (including CVs, Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet) should be submitted, in English and Georgian via email (pdf) to the Client’s contact person, to reach the Client not later than the closing date. One additional copy shall reach the Bank’s contact person by the same due date. The expression of interest shall be one file (pdf). The Client reserves the right to reject applications of firms submitting more than one file. Only if any limitation on the permissible file size is exceeded, the Consultant may split the expression of interest into further files.

Important Notes:

1. Following this invitation for expressions of interest, a shortlist of qualified firms will be formally invited to submit proposals. Consultant selection and contracting will be subject to availability of funding.

2. The shortlist criteria are as follows:

 (a) Firm’s previous experience in the urban transport sector and in establishing institutional and regulatory frameworks in similar environments (Caucasus, CIS and Eastern Europe).  Familiarity with local conditions in Georgia and Georgian public sector procurement and legislation will be considered an advantage (40%)

 (b) Firm’s previous project experience in project management, transport planning, bus operations, fleet management and the installation and operation of AFC (electronic ticketing) systems (40%)

 (c) CVs of Key Experts No 1-5 with previous project experience in the relevant sector in Caucasus, CIS and Eastern Europe in particular experience in civil engineering (municipal infrastructure), GIS mapping, conducting financial analyses, transport economy and traffic modelling (20%)

 

The Client Contact Person:

Mr. Giorgi Kevkhishvili
Municipal Transport Department, Head of Analytical Division
Tbilisi City Hall
7 J.Shartava st.,
0160 Tbilisi
Georgia
Tel: +995 322 378 554
E-mail: g.kevkhishvili@tbilisi.gov.ge

 

The EBRD Contact Person:

Mrs Viv Lewis-Headlam
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: + 44 20 7338 6885
Fax: +44 20 7338 7451
E-mail: lewishev@ebrd.com

 

 

*e-Tendering: RFQ - Transport (Traffic) Modelling Software and Training

UNDP CO - GEORGIA | Published September 30, 2016  -  Deadline October 17, 2016
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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Office Georgia hereby invites you to submit a Quotation to this Request for Quotation (RFQ) for purchase of Transport (Traffic) Modelling Software. Detailed specifications as well as other requirements are listed in the RFQ available on UNDP ATLAS e-Tendering system” (https://etendering.partneragencies.org) UNDP/GEO10/Event ID: 0000000970.Your offer should be submitted to UNDP CO Georgia in accordance with the RFQ Data Sheet through the “UNDP ATLAS e-Tendering system” (https://etendering.partneragencies.org).Kindly ensure that supporting documents required are signed and stamped and in the .pdf format, and free from any virus or corrupted files. NOTE: File Name should contain only Latin characters (no Cyrillic or other alphabets). The step by step instructions for registration of bidders and quotation submission through the UNDP ATLAS e-Tendering system is available in the “Instructions Manual for the Bidders”, attached with this announcement.Online video guidelines available on the following link:http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/operations/procurement/business/procurement-notices/resources/If you have not registered in the system before, you can register now by logging in usingusername: event.guestpassword: why2changePlease note that ATLAS has following password requirements: Minimum length of 8 characters; At least on capital letter and At least one number.Should you require any support on the UNDP ATLAS e-Tendering system or face with any difficulties when registering your company or submitting your quotation, please send an email to procurement.geo@undp.org.The bidders are advised to use Internet Explorer (Version 10 or above) to avoid any compatibility issues with the e-tendering system. No hard copy or email submissions will be accepted by UNDP. In the course of preparing and submitting your Quotation, it shall remain your responsibility to ensure that quotations are submitted into the system by the deadline. The system will automatically block and not accept any bid after the deadline. Please remember the Bid submission deadline is as indicated in the system. In case of any discrepancies deadline indicated in the system shall prevail.UNDP looks forward to receiving your quotation and thanks you in advance for your interest in UNDP procurement opportunities.

Secretariat to the Investors Council - Legal Expert

 | Published October 2, 2015  -  Deadline October 16, 2015
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The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development's ("EBRD2 or the "Bank") strategy for Georgia is focused on the sustainable development of the private sector. The Bank's private-sector oriented operational framework is believed to play a pivotal role in promoting greater efficiency, innovation, competitiveness and improved corporate governance. Effective public/private dialogue and communication is therefore of great importance for private sector development, as it can steer and encourage needed reforms by the government, whilst providing government in turn with support from the private sector.

The Bank has launched the "Investment Climate and Governance Initiative" ("ICGI") to revitalise economic transition in a number of countries, including Georgia. Within the framework of the ICGI, the Bank has developed a number of instruments which seek to improve policy dialogue between the public and private sectors with the ultimate goal of strengthening the investment climate, enhancing dispute resolution mechanisms, improving the relevant legal framework and enhancing good governance within the private sector. The Bank has prioritised the establishment of Investment Councils (the "Councils") to facilitate dialogue on investment climate between the private sector and governments.

In April 2015 the Bank and the Government of Georgia signed a "Memorandum of Understanding" ("MoU") to support the Investors Council of Georgia. The Investors Council of Georgia is established as an independent body to facilitate a structured and effective dialogue between the private sector and the Georgian authorities. The Investors Council will ensure that the Government is made aware of the structural and legislative problems that the businesses face in Georgia, and will provide constant and vigilant follow up to ensure the efficient resolution of such problems.

The EBRD has recently engaged a Head of Secretariat and now requires the services of other professionals to form part of a team. Specifically, the EBRD is seeking to engage a legal expert (the "Legal Expert" or the "Consultant") for the Secretariat (the "assignment"). Currently the Bank envisages supporting the operations of the Secretariat for two years. The Bank will closely review the progress in the country and will make adjustments, where possible, in order to ensure the effective functioning of the Investors Council.

The Legal Expert will work under the direct supervision of the Head of Secretariat.

The tasks of the Legal Expert will include, inter alia, the following:

  • Review the current legislation in the area of private sector development and make practical recommendations (based on private sector concerns) in terms of regulations, institutional improvement, and/or structures to be created and/or reinforced aimed to improve the business climate in general and fostering investment (foreign and domestic);
  • Consult with the EBRD’s experts and seek the feedback of relevant authorities/bodies, the private sector, as well as international financial institutions and other donor organisations;
  • Review claims presented by the private sector players and provide analysis to the Investors Council members for action;
  • In collaboration with Investment Council’s members, suggest and assist in preparing the agenda, including ensuring that appropriate topics are addressed and documentation is provided, to be discussed at Investors Council meetings and its working groups;
  • Following instructions from the Investment Council, make sure that reports and analysis are prepared in time, including recommendations to be submitted to the Council;
  • Assist in preparing minutes of Investors Council meetings and, based on the recommendation of the Investors Council, identify areas to be addressed and create working groups for these areas;
  • Present the conclusions and recommendations of the Investors Council and/or its working groups to relevant government bodies, private sector representatives and the EBRD;
  • Prepare and submit legal opinions for drafting laws, regulations and decrees;
  • Assist in steering the process and managing the day-to-day operations of Investors Council starting from inception to the end of the assignment period;
  • Help in summarising the achievements of the Secretariat in annual reports to the Bank copied to the relevant government bodies and private sector involved in the process.

Assignment Start Date and Duration: The assignment is expected to start around on the beginning of November 2015 and last for one year with a possible extension of up to a further one year, subject to satisfactory performance of the consultant and business needs. Note that this is a full time-role and the Consultant is expected to be resident in the country.

Value Added Tax (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 International Financial Institution and state this to the Bank in their response to this notification. To the extent that a consultant incurs input VAT on goods and services purchased in connection with the provision of services (eg 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 treated as a reimbursable expense.

Funding Source: The contract will be financed through a bilateral donor and/or the EBRD Shareholder Special Fund.

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions

Consultant Profile: An individual is sought. Firms may propose candidates but the evaluation will be based on the skills and experience of the individual and not the firm.

Candidates should have the following qualifications and expertise:

  • A law degree or equivalent legal qualification
  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience at senior level, preferably both in the public and private sectors
  • Fluency in written and spoken Georgian and English is a key requirement

In addition, the successful candidate should have the following personal characteristics:

  • good understanding of the process of legal reform in Georgia
  • analytical skills, with the ability to interpret and report on complex issues
  • ability to interact effectively with senior officials in government and the business community
  • ability to work effectively in a team
  • ability to prioritise and work under the pressure of deadlines.

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

1. Cover letter (maximum 2 pages) summarising how he/she satisfies the requirements as defined above under Consultant Profile;

2. CV which should be detailed and include full descriptions of roles responsibilities carried out;

 3. 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

Responses to the notification are to be submitted in English, by email to the contact person given below no later than the closing date. Please title your email "Georgia Investors Council: Legal Expert"

Up to 6 candidates will be invited to interview in Georgia before an evaluation committee envisaged to comprise two representatives from the EBRD and the Head of Secretariat.

EBRD's Contact Person:
Angela Levitsky
Technical Cooperation
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Tel: + 44 20 7338 6363
E-mail: levitska@ebrd.com

Note: Selection and contracting will normally be made from responses to this notification. The Consultant will be selected from a shortlist, subject to availability of funding.

 

*e-Tendering: RFQ - Refurbishment of Admin and Visitor Centre Building

UNDP CO - GEORGIA | Published October 3, 2016  -  Deadline October 24, 2016
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Note: Deadline Extended!UNDP CO in Georgia is soliciting quotation for The 1st Stage of Refurbishment of Machakhela National Park Administration and Visitor Centre Building. Detailed specifications as well as other requirements are listed in the RFQ available on UNDP ATLAS e-Tendering system” (https://etendering.partneragencies.org) UNDP/GEO10/Event ID: 0000000986.The step by step instructions for registration of bidders and quotation submission through the UNDP ATLAS e-Tendering system is available in the “Instructions Manual for the Bidders”, attached with this announcement.Online video guidelines available on the following link:http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/operations/procurement/business/procurement-notices/resources/If you have not registered in the system before, you can register now by logging in usingusername: event.guestpassword: why2changePlease note that ATLAS has following password requirements: Minimum length of 8 characters; At least on capital letter and At least one number.You are kindly requested to indicate whether your company intends to submit a Quotation by clicking on “Accept Invitation”. Your offer should be submitted to UNDP CO Georgia in accordance with the RFQ Data Sheet through the “UNDP ATLAS e-Tendering system” (https://etendering.partneragencies.org).Kindly ensure that supporting documents required are signed and stamped and in the .pdf format, and free from any virus or corrupted files. NOTE: File Name should contain only Latin characters (no Cyrillic or other alphabets). Your Proposal must be expressed in English and valid for a minimum period of 60 daysIn the course of preparing and submitting your Quotation, it shall remain your responsibility to ensure that it submitted into the system by the deadline. The system will automatically block and not accept any bid after the deadline.Please remember the Bid submission deadline is as indicated in the system. In case of any discrepancies deadline indicated in the system shall prevail.The bidders are advised to use Internet Explorer (Version 10 or above) to avoid any compatibility issues with the e-tendering system. No hard copy or email submissions will be accepted by UNDP.A pre-bid conference will be held on: 12 October 2016 at 15:00Address: UNDP project office, 71 Melikishvili Street,Batumi 6009, Georgia The UNDP focal point for the arrangement is:Guranda Kartvelishvili, Project Admin/Finance AssistantEmail: guranda.kartvelishvili@undp.orgNote: Site visit is not envisaged, but bidders are strongly encouraged to visit the site on their own expenses.The pre-bid meeting minutes will be uploaded in Atlas eTendering.Should you require any support on the UNDP ATLAS e-Tendering system or face with any difficulties when registering your company or submitting your quotation, please send an email to procurement.geo@undp.org.UNDP looks forward to receiving your quotation and thanks you in advance for your interest in UNDP procurement opportunities.

Secondary Road Asset Management Project - P149953

Roads Department of Georgia | Published February 27, 2016
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General Procurement Notice GEORGIA SECONDARY ROAD ASSET MANAGEMENT PROJECT EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE Loan No. (To be identified upon effectiveness) Project ID No. P149953 The Georgia has applied for financing in the amount of US$ 40 million equivalent from the World  Bank  towards the cost of the Secondary Road Asset Management Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments for goods, works, relatedservices and consulting services to be procured under this project. This project will be jointly financed by the World Bank andGovernment of Georgia (Total Project Cost US$ 48 million). The project will include the followingcomponents: Component 1: Secondary Road Assets Improvement and Preservation: Improvement and Maintenance of SecondaryRoads in Guria under Output and Performance Based Road Contract (OPRC);Rehabilitation of SH43 - Tianeti -Akhmeta 29km through Design and Build Contract (OPRC);Rehabilitation of SH26 - Jinvali -Barisakho 16km - through Design and Build Contract (OPRC);Rehabilitation of SH119 - Tchrebalo -Nikortsminda 25km - through Design and Build Contract (OPRC);Rehabilitation of SH137 - Khidistavi -Ateni - Boshuri 10km - through Design and Build Contract (OPRC);Monitoring Consultant for Guria OPRC;Supervision of Rehabilitation of 4 roadsections under Design and Build Contract (OPRC); Component 2: Enhanced Secondary Road Assets Planning andManagement: Climate Resilience Measures ? Works;Technical Assistance for RAMS andImproved Assets Programming for Bridges;GeoRAP;Road Safety Education and AwarenessCampaign;Climate Resilience Feasibility Study(assessment, mapping and recommendations on measures);Detailed Design and Bidding Documents forClimate Resilience Measures; 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 (January 2011, Revised July2014), 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, RevisedJuly 2014). 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 UN Development Business and World BankExternal Website: www.worldbank.org and in at least one localnewspaper. Prequalification of suppliers and contractors willnot be required

Sustainable Wastewater Management - P145040

Municipal Development Fund of Georgia | Published February 11, 2015
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General Procurement Notice GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE GEORGIA SUSTAINABLEWASTEWATER MANAGEMENT PROJECT EUROPEAND CENTRAL ASIA GENERAL PROCUREMENTNOTICE GrantNo. TF014912 ProjectID No. P145040 TheGeorgia has received grant funds from the Swedish International Development Agency(SIDA) in amount of US$9,252,155 which are administered by the InternationalBank for Reconstruction and Development and the International DevelopmentAssociation ("World Bank") and executed by the Municipal Development Fund ofGeorgia, toward the cost of supporting Sustainable Wastewater ManagementProject, and it intends to apply part of theproceeds to payments for works and consulting services to be procuredunderthis project. The objective of the Project is topromote sustainable wastewater management in Georgia and pilot implementationof wastewater treatment plants, aligned with World Bank safeguards policies andin harmonization with the EU legislation. The Project consists of thefollowingparts: The project will include the following components: Part I:  TechnicalAssistance (a)        Provisionof technical assistance to support the Recipient in developing a conducivepolicy environment for wastewater treatment infrastructure. (b)        Carryingout of on-the-job training in wastewater operation and maintenance, includingsludge management, disposal and reuse of resources. (c)        Carryingout of: (i) training on wastewater management, including affordability,sustainability and cost recovery; and (ii) study tours to learn aboutgoodpractice of different sustainable wastewater technologies. (d)       Developmentof a policy for sludge management, including final disposal. (e)        Supportpublic participation through the carrying out of stakeholder consultationworkshops focused on wastewater management. (f)        Preparationof feasibility studies, engineering designs, construction supervision,monitoring and evaluation activities and provision of technical assistance tothe Project Implementing Entity and the UWSC. PartII: InvestmentGrants Improvement of the efficiency of thewater and wastewater sector through rehabilitation of two wastewater treatmentplants to be financed from the proceeds of the Investment Subproject Grants. Procurement of contracts financed by the World Bank will be conductedthrough the procedures as specified in the World Bank's Guidelines:Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits (January 2011, revisedJuly 2014), and is open to all eligible bidders as defined in the guidelines. Consultingservices will be selected in accordance with the World Bank's Guidelines:Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers (January2011, revised July 2014). Specific procurement notices for contracts to be bid under the WorldBank's international competitive bidding (ICB) procedures and for contracts forconsultancy services will be announced, as they become available, in UNDevelopment Business, and onMDF's web-site (www.mdf.org.ge). Interested eligible bidders who wish to be included on the mailing listto receive an invitation to bid under ICB procedures, and interested consultantswho wish to receive a copy of the advertisement requesting expressions ofinterest for large-value consultants' contracts, or those requiring additionalinformation, should contact the address below. Municipal Development Fund of Georgia 150 David Agmashenebeli Av., 0112, Tbilisi, Georgia Attn: George Amashukeli, ExecutiveDirector Tel.: (995 32) 2437001/02/03/04 Fax: (995 32) 2437077; E-mail: procurement@mdf.org.ge

IRRIG & LAND MKT - P133828

Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia | Published February 26, 2015
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General Procurement Notice GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE GEORGIA Irrigation and Land Market Development Project EUROPE AND CENTRALASIA GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE Credit No.5456-GE Project ID No. P133828 Georgia hasreceived financing in theamount of US$ 50 million equivalentfrom the World Bank (International Development Association), toward the cost of the Irrigation and Land MarketDevelopment Project - in order to improve delivery of irrigationand drainage services in selected areas and to develop improved policies and procedures, and it intends to apply part of theproceeds to payments for goods, works, non-consulting services and consulting services to be procured under thisproject. The Irrigation andLand Market Development Project (ILMDP) (US$50 million)consists of the three components: Component 1 Irrigation andDrainageImprovement (US$45.65 million) Component 2 Land Market Development (US$2.25 million) and Project Management (US$2.1million). Component 1 is implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture through the Project Planning and Monitoring Division (PPMD).Component 2 is implemented by the Ministry of Justice through the National Agency for Public Registry. Civil works contracts will include a variety of works, including Rehabilitation of Irrigationand Drainage Systems and Dam Safety Works. Procurement of goods willinclude Office Supplies, Supply of GPS Rovers, equipmentof irrigation and drainage schemes and Water Measurement Equipment. Procurement of services will include technical assistance tocarry out the following activities National Irrigation and DrainageStrategyDevelopment;International andnational TA on data management, impact evaluation, monitoring and analysesAnalysis ofCollectedTitling documents; andConstruction supervisionand monitoring & evaluation activities. Procurement of contracts financed by the World Bank will be conducted through the proceduresas specified inthe World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement ofGoods, Works, and Non-Consulting Services under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits and Grants by World Bank Borrowers (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 ofConsultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits and Grants by World Bank Borrowers (January 2011, Revised July2014). Specific Procurement Notices for contracts to be bid under the World Bank's international competitive bidding(ICB) procedures and for contracts for consultancy services will be announced, as they become available, in UN Development Business and at least one nationalnewspaper. Interested eligible bidders who wish to be included on the mailing list to receive an invitation to bid underICB procedures, and interested consultants who wish to receive a copy of the advertisement requesting expressions of interest forlarge-value consultants' contracts, or those requiring additional information, should contact the address below. Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia Attn: Ms. Lali Durmishidze, Component Director 6 Marshal Gelovani Ave, 0159 Tbilisi, Georgia Tel.: +99532 2376672 E-mail To: lali.durmishidze@moa.gov.ge; Cc: ioseb.tchonkadze@moa.gov.ge;

East-West Highway Corridor Improvement - P149952

Roads Department of Georgia | Published July 28, 2015
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General Procurement Notice GEORGIA EAST-WEST HIGHWAY CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENTPROJECT EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE Loan No. (To be identified upon effectiveness) Project ID No. P149952 The Georgia has applied for financing in the amount of US$ 140 million equivalent from the World  Bank  towards the cost of the East-West Highway Corridor Improvement Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments for goods, works,related services and consulting services to be procured under this project. This project will be jointly financed by the WorldBank, European Investment Bank and Government of Georgia (Total Project Cost US$ 212.3 million). The project will include the followingcomponents: Component 1: Improvement and asset management of the East-West Highway Corridor: Construction of 5.8 km section of E-60Highway from 0 km sectionof Zemo Osiauri to Chumateleti;Construction of 8 km section of E-60Highway from Zemo Osiauri-Km 5.8 to Chumateleti;Construction supervision and qualityassurance services; Component 2: Institutionalstrengthening: ITS CapacityStrengthening;Technical support to MESD to develop andimplement a logistics strategy; Component 3: Project managementsupport; Component 4: Preparation of designs and supporting studies for future projects for the development of the RoadNetwork; 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 (January 2011, Revised July2014), 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, RevisedJuly 2014). 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 UN Development Business and World BankExternal Website: www.worldbank.org and in at least one localnewspaper, as well as on website of RoadsDepartment www.georoad.ge Prequalification of suppliers and contractors will berequired for the following contracts: Construction of 5.8 km section of E-60Highway from 0 km sectionof Zemo Osiauri to Chumateleti;Construction of 8km section of E-60 Highway from Zemo Osiauri-Km 5.8 to Chumateleti; Interested eligible bidders whowish to be included on the mailing list to receive an invitation to bid under ICB procedures,and interested consultants who wish to receive a copy of the advertisement requesting expressions of interest for large-valueconsultants' contracts, or those requiring additional information, should contact the address indicated below

Consulting Service on less favorable area development

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations | Published September 15, 2014  -  Deadline September 26, 2014
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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Georgia for the project ‘’Capacity Development of the Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia’’ is interested in identifying Consulting Companies or other governmental or nongovernmental entities to potentially undertake tasks below : Preparation an outline of existing policies and practices available to support LFAs in the EU including assessment of existing and new proposed criteria for re-classification of those areas (areas facing natural constraints); Provision of comprehensive review of policies and practices available in CEEC; Delimitation of agriculture production zones for areas specified as Mountain Areas according to the relevant legislation of Georgia; Proposition of indicators (Area and Beneficiary Eligibility Criteria) to be used in defining Georgian LFAs, geographic Area specific considering outcome of agriculture production zoning; Assessment of feasibility of different definitions of Area – village level, community level, district level, or region level, and provide relevant recommendations; Consultation/workshop; Review of capacity of national and regional government and legislative branch of the Government to design and implement LFA policies Assessment an impact of different policy measures to support LFAs on: Sector development and livelihood diversification opportunities in rural areas; Demographic trends and cross cutting issues; Provide recommendations on policy options to support LFA policy formulation in politically sensitive environment In this context, FAO is publishing this Call for Expression of Interest. FAO invites potential vendors to express their interest in providing Consulting Service on less favourable area. The Expression of Interest should specify FAO reference number “CEI 127” and must be received no later than Close of Business COB 26 September, 2014. The Expression of Interest must include the following: · A profile of the company, association or institution. · Confirmation of relevant consulting experience for the required field. · References of at least three (3) customers from the past three (3) years (if available). · Contact details of the person to whom the bidding documents must be sent. When replying to this notice, please note the following: Please note that this is not a tender, and does not constitute any engagement on the part of FAO in terms of procuring services. Based on the information received FAO will later contact suppliers through a formal tender invitation. Please ensure that NO financial information is included in your response. Please express your interest by replying to this request before COB 26 September, 2014.

Sustainable Wastewater Management - P145040

Municipal Development Fund of Georgia | Published June 2, 2015  -  Deadline June 18, 2015
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Construction Supervision For The Rehabilitation Of The Tskaltubo And Telavi Wastewater Treatment Plants REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES ? FIRMS SELECTION) Georgia World Bank-SIDA TrustFund(TF014912) Georgia Sustainable Wastewater Management Project(P145040) Assignment Title: Construction Supervision for the Rehabilitation of the Tskaltubo and Telavi Wastewater Treatment Plants Reference No. SIDA/SWMP/CS/QCBS/01-2015 Georgia received financing from Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency toward the cost of the SustainableWastewater Management Project (SWMP) and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consultingservices. The project envisages improvement ofthe efficiency of the water and wastewater sector in Georgia through rehabilitation of two wastewater treatment plants in Tskaltuboand Telavi towns. The consulting services ("the Services") include day-to-dayconstruction supervision of the civil works for rehabilitation of Tskaltubo and Telavi WastewaterTreatment Plants (WWTPs). The overall objective of construction supervision is to execute control over theconstruction/rehabilitation works in order to ensure high quality of construction; adherence to the terms of work executionprovided for in theconstruction contract in compliance with the detailed design and specification requirements, which in its turnwill result in reliability, long-term sustainability and efficient operation of the rehabilitatedworks. The objective of the assignment is to supervise Plant Design,Supply and Installation Contracts for construction or/and rehabilitation works, as the Project Manager on behalf of the EmployerMunicipal Development Fund of Georgia (MDF) in accordance with the provisions of thesigned contract between MDF and the contractors in order to insure the following: a) High quality of construction inadherence to the valid standards, regulations and lows of Georgia and international standards and bestpractices; b) Adherence to theEmployers Requirements, specifications andperformance standards by implementation of the provisions of the technical specifications and other provisions of the constructioncontracts;c) Completion of works in accordance with the constructionschedules and budget of the construction contracts. That in turn will result inlong-term sustainability and efficient operation of the completed works.d) Adherence to theWorld Bank safeguardspolicies. The Construction works of Tskaltubo and Telavi Wastewater Treatment Plants will betendered together with 2 Lots and the Telavi WWTP Lot 2 will also include rehabilitation works of Telavi sewage collectorsdeliveringwastewater to the WWTP. The tentative duration of this assignment is 24 months. The Municipal Development Fund of Georgianow invites eligible consulting firms("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide informationdemonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. Expression of interest should cover, but not limited to: corporate profile, years in business, experience relevant to theproject activities, key staff resources, and core business. The shortlisting criteriaare: Similar experience within the last 7 years (i.e. since January2008). Similar experience implies experience in supervisionof construction and rehabilitation works of wastewater treatment plants.General experience. Note: the MDF reserves it's right to verify submittedreferences and use obtained information for evaluation purposes. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World BankBorrowers - January 2011, revised July, 2014. ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict ofinterest. Consultants may associate with other firms. (Please take into account that form of association acceptable for theWorld Bank is eithersub-consultancy or Joint-Venture and submission must clearly indicate the nature of the association. The experienceofsub-consultants will not be taken into account while evaluating the corporate experience of theconsultant). Experience in the projects relevant to the assignment should besubmitted in the Form N1 uploaded at MDF website on the following link: http://mdf.org.ge/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Form-for-References.pdf The consultants are strongly recommended to limit their Expression ofInterest to 30 pages. Company brochures may be included as an Annex, and will not be affected by the limit of 30pages. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality and Cost Based SelectionMethod (QCBS) method set out in Section II of the   Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by WorldBank Borrowers - January2011, revised July, 2014. Further information can be obtainedat the address below during office hours from 09:00a.m. to 18:00 p.m. at Procurement Unit of MDF, Phone number: +99532 2437001, extension 409, Ms. Nata Peitrishvili, ProcurementSpecialist. Expressions of interest must be delivered in English in a written form to the address below (inperson, or by mail, or by fax,or by e-mail) by June 18, 2015, at17:00. Municipal Development Fund of Georgia Attn: Mr.Ilia Darchiashvili, Executive Director of MDF 150 DavidAgmashenebeli Av., 0112, Tbilisi, Georgia Tel.: +99532 2437001or/02/03/04 Fax: +99532 2437077; E-mail: procurement@mdf.org.ge

REG DEV 1 - P126033

Municipal Development Fund of Georgia | Published July 24, 2015  -  Deadline August 7, 2015
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Tourism Marketing, Promotion, Media Coverage And Destination Management For Kakheti And Imereti Regions In Georgia REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES ? FIRMS SELECTION) Georgia World Bank - RegionalDevelopment Projects ?(P126033/P130421) Tourismmarketing, promotion, media coverage and destination management for Kakheti and Imereti Regions inGeorgia Reference No.IBRD/RDP/CS/QCBS/02-2015 Georgia has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Regional DevelopmentProjects (Kakheti and Imereti), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consultingservices. The consulting services ("the Services") include promotional activities regarding the tourismdestinations in Georgia and in particular Kakheti and Imereti regions. The main objectives of the assignment are: a)      Design an overall tourism marketing, brand and promotional strategy forGeorgia; b)      Develop a brand strategy forImereti, which will define brand identity, image and positioning of theregion; c)      Supplement GNTA's ongoing and planned marketing and promotion efforts, related to raising awareness aboutGeorgia's tourism destinations, with particular focus on Kakheti and Imereti regions; d)     Improve the tourism competitiveness, market positioning and brand awareness of the Kakheti region by upgrading thewww.Kakheti.travel website and turning it into world-class interactive portal. Creating similar online presence for Imeretiregion; e)      Develop a contemporary mobile application, using tourism virtual reality technique for Georgia, which willbe compatible with iOS and Android platforms; f)       Support the development of Destination Management Offices (DMO) in Kakheti and Imereti region.Furthermore,address all relevant responsibilities in order to insuresecure and successful operation of the aforementioned organizations. Thetentative duration of thisassignment is 12 months. The Municipal Development Fund of Georgianow invites eligible consulting firms("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide informationdemonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. Expression of interest should cover, but not limited to: corporate profile, years in business, experience relevant to theproject activities, key staff resources, and core business. The shortlisting criteriais: ·         Similar experience within the last 7 years (i.e. since January 2008). Namely, a) Development and promotion of online tourism portals,integrating theportal with related social media channels (firms are encouraged to associate with specialized IT firms with such experience); b) Marketing and branding in tourism sector; c) Development and implementation of marketing/ad campaigns in tourismsector; d) Tourism Management. Development and establishment of Destination Management Offices will be anasset; General experience. Note: the MDF reserves it's right to verify submittedreferences and use obtained information for evaluation purposes. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World BankBorrowers - January 2011, revised July, 2014. ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict ofinterest. Consultants may associate with other firms. (Please take into account that form of association acceptable for theWorld Bank is eithersub-consultancy or Joint-Venture and submission must clearly indicate the nature of the association. The experienceofsub-consultants will not be taken into account while evaluating the corporate experience of theconsultant). Experience in the projects relevant to the assignment should besubmitted in the Form N1 uploaded at MDF website on the following link: http://mdf.org.ge/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Form-for-References.pdf The consultants are strongly recommended to limit their Expression ofInterest to 30 pages. Company brochures may be included as an Annex, and will not be affected by the limit of 30pages. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality and Cost Based SelectionMethod (QCBS) method set out in Section II of the   Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by WorldBank Borrowers - January2011, revised July, 2014. Further information can be obtainedat the address below during office hours from 09:00a.m. to 18:00 p.m. at Procurement Unit of MDF, Phone number: +99532 2437001, extension 409, Mrs. Tinatin Katchkatchishvili,Procurement Specialist. Expressions of interest must be delivered in English in a written form to the address below (inperson, or by mail, or by fax,or by e-mail) by August 7, 2015, at17:00. Municipal Development Fund of Georgia Attn: Mr.Juansher Burchuladze, Executive Director of MDF 150 DavidAgmashenebeli Av., 0112, Tbilisi, Georgia Tel.: +99532 2437001or/02/03/04 Fax: +99532 2437077; E-mail: procurement@mdf.org.ge

Third Regional Development Project - P150696

Municipal Development Fund of Georgia | Published February 3, 2015  -  Deadline February 24, 2015
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Consulting Services For Supervision Of Civil Works To Be Implemented Under The Regional Development Project Iii (rdpiii) REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONSOF INTEREST (CONSULTINGSERVICES ? FIRMSSELECTION) GEORGIA REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECT III ?P150696 Loan No.: To bedefined uponeffectiveness Assignment Title: Consulting Services for Supervision of Civil Works to beimplemented under the Regional Development Project III (RDPIII) Reference No: IBRD/RDPIII/CS/QCBS/01-2015 Georgia has received Credit from the World Bank (WB) toward the cost of theRegional Development Project III, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consultingservices. The consulting services ("the Services") include organizing day-to-day constructionsupervision of the civil works, which should be implemented in Georgia. The civil works contracts, to be supervised, will include avariety of works, suchas restoration of buildings and cultural heritage monuments/sights, water/wastewater system, lighting, local roads, utility services andtouristic infrastructure; urban regeneration of old towns and villages, including restoration of building facades, public spaces,museums, roads, water. The main objective of the assignment is to supervise the ongoing contracts ofconstruction or/and rehabilitation works, as the Project Manager on behalf of the Employer the Municipal Development Fund ofGeorgia (MDF) in accordance with the provisions of the signed contracts between MDF and the contractors in orderto ensure thefollowing: a) High quality of construction in adherence to the valid standards of Georgia and international standards and bestpractices; b) Adherence to the requirements ofvalid design (draft, detailed), specifications andperformance standards by implementation of the provisions of the technical specifications and other provisions of the constructioncontracts; c) Completion of works in accordance with the construction schedules of theconstruction contracts. That in turn will result in long-term sustainability and efficient operation of thecompleted works. d) Adherence to the World Bank safeguardspolicies. In general, subprojects supervisionof which envisaged under this assignment arelocated in Samtskhe-Javakheti and Mtskheta-Mtianeti regions. The tentative duration of this assignment is 36 months commencing approximately inJune 2015, and plus defects liability period 12 months after completion ofworks. The Municipal Development Fund of Georgianow invites eligible consulting firms("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide informationdemonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. Expression of interest should cover, but not limited to: corporate profile, years in business, experience relevant to theproject activities, key staff resources, and core business. The shortlisting criteriaare: Similar experience within the last 7 years (i.e. since January2008). Similar experience implies experience in supervision of construction andrehabilitation works of buildings, roads and water supply systems.General experience. Note: the MDF reserves it's right to verify submittedreferences and use obtained information for evaluation purposes. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World BankBorrowers - January 2011, revised July, 2014 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. Consultants may associate with other firms. (Please take into account that form of association acceptable for theWorld Bank is eithersub-consultancy or Joint-Venture and submission must clearly indicate the nature of the association. The experienceofsub-consultants will not be taken into account while evaluating the corporate experience of theconsultant). Experience in the projects relevant to the assignment should besubmitted in the Form N1 uploaded at MDF website on the following link: http://mdf.org.ge/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Form-for-References.pdf The consultants are strongly recommended to limit their Expression ofInterest to 30 pages. Company brochures may be included as an Annex, and will not be affected by the limit of 30pages. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality and Cost Based SelectionMethod (QCBS) set out in Section II of the Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by WorldBank Borrowers - January 2011, revised July 2014. Further information can be obtainedat the address below during office hours from 09:00a.m. to 18:00 p.m. at Procurement Unit of MDF, Phone number: +99532 2437001, extension 407, Mr. Irakli Paresishvili, Head of theProcurement Unit. Expressions of interest must be delivered in English in a written form to the address below (inperson, or by mail, or by fax,or by e-mail) by February 24,2015, at 17:00 localtime. Municipal Development Fund of Georgia Attn: Mr.Ilia Darchiashvili, First Deputy Executive Director of MDF 150 DavidAgmashenebeli Av., 0112, Tbilisi, Georgia Tel.: +99532 2437001 or/02/03/04 Fax: +99532 2437077; E-mail:procurement@mdf.org.ge

REG DEV 1 - P126033

Municipal Development Fund of Georgia | Published May 29, 2015  -  Deadline June 22, 2015
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Tourism Marketing, Promotion, Media Coverage And Destination Management For Kakheti And Imereti Regions In Georgia REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES ? FIRMS SELECTION) Georgia World Bank - RegionalDevelopment Projects ?(P126033/P130421) Tourismmarketing, promotion, media coverage and destination management for Kakheti and Imereti Regions inGeorgia Reference No.IBRD/RDP/CS/QCBS/02-2015 Georgia has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Regional DevelopmentProjects (Kakheti and Imereti), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consultingservices. The consulting services ("the Services") include promotional activities regarding the tourismdestinations in Georgia and in particular Kakheti and Imereti regions. The main objectives of the assignment are: a)      Design an overall tourism marketing, brand and promotional strategy forGeorgia; b)      Develop a brand strategy forImereti, which will define brand identity, image and positioning of theregion; c)      Supplement GNTA's ongoing and planned marketing and promotion efforts, related to raising awareness aboutGeorgia's tourism destinations, with particular focus on Kakheti and Imereti regions; d)     Improve the tourism competitiveness, market positioning and brand awareness of the Kakheti region by upgrading thewww.Kakheti.travel website and turning it into world-class interactive portal. Creating similar online presence for Imeretiregion; e)      Develop a contemporary mobile application for Georgia, which will be compatible with iOS and Androidplatforms; f)       Support the development of Destination Management Offices (DMO) in Kakheti and Imereti region.Furthermore,address all relevant responsibilities in order to insuresecure and successful operation of the aforementioned organizations. Thetentative duration of thisassignment is 12 months. The Municipal Development Fund of Georgianow invites eligible consulting firms("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide informationdemonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. Expression of interest should cover, but not limited to: corporate profile, years in business, experience relevant to theproject activities, key staff resources, and core business. The shortlisting criteriais: ·         Similar experience within the last 7 years (i.e. since January 2008). Namely, a) Development and promotion of online tourism portals,integrating theportal with related social media channels and development of mobile applications; b) Marketing and branding in tourism sector; c) Development and implementation of marketing/ad campaigns in tourismsector; d) Tourism Management. Development and establishment of Destination Management Offices will be anasset; General experience. Note: the MDF reserves it's right to verify submittedreferences and use obtained information for evaluation purposes. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World BankBorrowers - January 2011, revised July, 2014. ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict ofinterest. Consultants may associate with other firms. (Please take into account that form of association acceptable for theWorld Bank is eithersub-consultancy or Joint-Venture and submission must clearly indicate the nature of the association. The experienceofsub-consultants will not be taken into account while evaluating the corporate experience of theconsultant). Experience in the projects relevant to the assignment should besubmitted in the Form N1 uploaded at MDF website on the following link: http://mdf.org.ge/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Form-for-References.pdf The consultants are strongly recommended to limit their Expression ofInterest to 30 pages. Company brochures may be included as an Annex, and will not be affected by the limit of 30pages. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality and Cost Based SelectionMethod (QCBS) method set out in Section II of the   Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by WorldBank Borrowers - January2011, revised July, 2014. Further information can be obtainedat the address below during office hours from 09:00a.m. to 18:00 p.m. at Procurement Unit of MDF, Phone number: +99532 2437001, extension 409, Mrs. Tinatin Katchkatchishvili,Procurement Specialist. Expressions of interest must be delivered in English in a written form to the address below (inperson, or by mail, or by fax,or by e-mail) by June 22, 2015, at17:00. Municipal Development Fund of Georgia Attn: Mr.Ilia Darchiashvili, Executive Director of MDF 150 DavidAgmashenebeli Av., 0112, Tbilisi, Georgia Tel.: +99532 2437001or/02/03/04 Fax: +99532 2437077; E-mail: procurement@mdf.org.ge