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Kazakhstan Women in Business - Technical Cooperation Programme

 | Published July 20, 2015  -  Deadline August 17, 2015
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Assignment Description:
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “EBRD” or the “Bank”) is launching the Women in Business (“WiB”) Programme (the “Programme”) in Kazakhstan to:
• Support women-led Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (“Women-led SMEs”) in accessing finance for their sustainable growth;
• Develop sustainable credit mechanisms targeted to women-led SMEs through technical assistance to financial intermediaries in Kazakhstan; and
• Support Women-led SMEs in accessing know-how, non-financial business development services and networking opportunities.

EBRD financing package will be provided to Partner Financial Institutions (“PFIs”) and will be combined with a credit enhancement mechanism in the form of first loss risk cover and a technical cooperation (“TC”) package for PFIs, with links to the EBRD’s Small Business Support (“SBS”) Programme specifically targeting women-led SMEs.

The 2011 Global Partnership Financial Inclusion (“GPFI”) shows a global unfunded credit gap of over USD 300 billion per annum for by women-led SMEs to sustain and grow their businesses. The financing gap, in particular, is a major obstacle to the development of start-ups, as well as to the transition of women-led SMEs from micro and small to medium-sized businesses. Lack of adequate finance (caused by short term financing, excessive collateralization, etc.), coupled with specific behavioural attitudes and limited access to know-how, curb the growth potential of women-led SMEs, de-facto constraining them to the micro and small segments of SMEs and often in low value-added, low productivity sectors. According to the EBRD's Strategic Gender Initiative (“SGI”), mid to large gender gaps in terms of “employment and firm ownership” and “access to finance” are identified in Kazakhstan.

The Programme is structured to narrow the above mentioned gaps and address the mismatch through an integrated approach to both credit supply side (“PFIs”) and credit demand side (“women-led SMEs”).
The Bank now wishes to engage a consultant (the “Consultant”) to provide assistance to Kazakh PFIs by strengthening their capacities to effectively reach out to women-led SMEs, conducting baseline studies (where needed), ensuring synergy between the Programme components, and support general Programme management functions (the “Assignment”).
The selected Consultant is expected to provide the following services:

Component 1: Dedicated Women in Business Financing: Support women-led SMEs in accessing finance for their sustainable growth:
(a) Undertake specific market assessments and baselines assessments (where needed) at the PFI (portfolio, product, organizational and process reviews). Both supply and demand factors influencing women-led SMEs’ access to finance should be analysed and aimed at providing recommendations how PFIs can improve their delivery of financial and non-financial products and services to women-led SMEs and fulfilling research requirements. Programme impact will be monitored and measured against the baselines;
(b) Assist with the Bank’ policy dialogue activities with local and regional authorities.

Component 2: Technical Co-operation component: Develop sustainable credit mechanisms to enable PFIs to develop and deliver financial products and services tailored to women-led SMEs – Institutional capacity building:
(a) Provide and implement comprehensive institutional capacity building measures tailored to the needs of PFIs taking into consideration the results of the baseline and market assessments and international best practices (including integration of APS/MIS elements);
(b) Provide bank staff training to specifically address the target group needs;
(c) Develop, test and deliver new products specific and tailed to the target group;
(d) Assist PFIs in marketing and outreach to the target group;
(e) Provide general Programme management support functions including risk sharing claims and administration functions.

Component 3: WiB Small Business Support (“SBS”) component: Support to women-led SMEs in accessing know-how, non-financial business development services and networking opportunities:
(a) Facilitate WiB activities jointly with PFIs and the Programme’s SBS component for women-led SMEs during which it will provide referral services to women-led SMEs and implement other measures to ensure synergies between the Programme components;
(b) Organize a number of information-sharing, dissemination and marketing and outreach activities through a series of Women in Business seminars designed to improve women’s access to financial information and PFIs first-hand understanding of this segment’s client base.

The outcome of the Assignment is expected to be promotion of women entrepreneurship by improving women entrepreneurs’ access to finance and know-how and promoting a strong WiB SME sector in the country.

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

Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in November 2015 and has an estimated overall duration of 36 months. The Assignment may be extended beyond the current scope subject to the availability of funding, the performance of the selected Consultant and the specific needs of the Bank.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: USD 1,470,000 (exclusive of VAT). Subject to availability of funding, the performance of the selected Consultant and the specific needs of the Bank, the Assignment may be extended beyond the current scope. The Consultant must determine whether any VAT would be chargeable on the services and the basis for that determination, without taking into consideration the special status of the Bank as an IFI and state this to the Bank in their response to the Invitation for Expressions of Interest. To the extent that a Consultant incurs input VAT on goods and services purchased in connection with the provision of services (e.g. VAT on airline ticket) which is not otherwise recoverable by the consultant from the local tax authority, the gross cost to the consultant of such expenses shall be treated as a reimbursable expense.

Funding Source: The expected source of funding for the Assignment is the Kazakhstan Women in Business Technical Cooperation Programme.

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or group of firms with experience in:
- implementing SME lending schemes at commercial banks in emerging markets and similar operating environments;
- conducting baseline portfolio and institutional analysis in financial institutions assessment;
- delivering technical assistance to commercial banks to improve their capacity to target the women-led SME segment
- implementing multi-faceted TC projects of similar size, complexity and duration;
- working particularly with women-led SMEs through banks and directly;
- conducting policy dialogue on activities relevant to the implementation of the Programme.

Experience of the banking and SME sector across the CIS region will be advantage but not an absolute requirement.
It is desirable that the Consultant has an office presence in Kazakhstan. Certain tasks (e.g., surveys) may be outsourced (sub-contracted) to other firms. However, the Consultant will remain ultimately responsible for all activities and outputs under the Assignment.

It is expected that the Consultant's team will comprise the following minimum key experts:

Key Expert 1: Project Manager with experience of:
- successfully managing the implementation of SME lending schemes at commercial banks in emerging markets and similar operating environments, including in managing multi country/complex programmes;
- negotiating with third parties including banks, associations, ministries, regulatory authorities and other stakeholders on behalf of International Financial Institutions; and
- working on women entrepreneurship and women’s access to finance;
Relevant language skills will constitute an advantage.
Key Expert 2: Senior Women in Business Financing Expert(s), with experience of:
- working as a gender specialist in emerging markets and in similar operating environments, in particular in gender institutional development in the financial sector/commercial banks.
- conducting gender analysis of banks’ portfolio, institutional strategies, business models and delivery mechanisms to reach out to women-led SMEs;
- the challenges that women-led SMEs find in accessing finance in emerging markets and similar operating environments; - conducting qualitative research and gender institutional analysis; and
- negotiating with a wide range of stakeholders, including associations, ministries, regulatory authorities and other stakeholders.
Relevant language skills will constitute an advantage.
Key Expert 3: Senior Communications and Marketing Manager(s) with experience of:
- implementing marketing and sales in commercial banks;
- advising commercial banks on the factors contributing to successful product development or refinement based on market forces and strategic goals.
- It is envisaged that the expert(s) would be local, with a lead expert acting as overall co-ordinator of the marketing program, and liaising closely with local banking experts.
- Relevant language skills will constitute an advantage.
Key Expert 4: Senior Banking Experts with experience of:
- implementing SME lending schemes at commercial banks in emerging markets and similar operating environments, including in implementing multi country/complex programmes;
- Experience of working in commercial banks in CIS region will constitute an advantage.
Relevant language skills will constitute an advantage.
Key Expert 5: Senior IT Expert & MIS Specialist with experience of:
- helping commercial banks in emerging markets and similar operating environments in implementing SME lending schemes, including in multi country/complex programmes;
Experience of working on gender-related projects would constitute an advantage;
Relevant language skills will constitute an advantage.
Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of consulting firms, the information submitted should include the following:
a) Brief overview of the firm/group of firms including company profile, organization and staffing.
b) Details of required experience of firm or group of firms and related assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contract value, contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, percentage carried out by consultant in case of association of firms or subcontracting, main activities, objectives;
c) CVs of key experts who could carry out the Assignment detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments, particularly assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, main activities, objectives.
d) Completed Consultant Declaration Form and Contact Sheet, the template for which is available from the following web-link: http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet.doc.

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

The complete expression of interest (including CVs and Contact Sheet) shall be one file (pdf or Word), not exceeding 4MB, to be uploaded to eSelection. The EBRD reserves the right to reject applications of firms submitting more than one file. Only if the permissible file size is exceeded, the Consultant may split the expression of interest into further files.

Expressions of interest shall be submitted in English through eSelection and not directly to the contact person given below, to reach the Bank not later than the closing date for submissions indicated above.

Bank Contact Person:
Ms Georgia Vasiliadis
Principal Advisor, Technical Cooperation Team
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: +44 20 7338 7750
Fax: +44 20 7338 7451
E-mail: vasiliag@ebrd.com
(Submissions should be sent through eSelection and NOT to this email address)
Notes:

1. Following this invitation for Expression of Interest, a short list of qualified consultants will be formally invited to submit proposals. Consultant selection and contracting will be subject to availability of funding.

2. Evaluation of the Expressions of Interest will be based on the following criteria and their respective weightings:
a) Firm’s experience in implementing SME lending schemes at commercial banks in emerging markets and similar operating environments, including in managing multi-country/complex programmes and the development and marketing of financial products - 25%
b) Firm’s experience in working with women-led SMEs through banks and directly, and delivering technical assistance to commercial banks to improve their capacity to target the women-led SME segment – 25%
c) Firm’s experience working in CIS region or similar environments – 10%
d) CVs of key experts with relevant experience as per the key expert descriptions give above. Language skills from CIS region will constitute an advantage – 40%



SME Competitiveness Project - P147705

Ministry of National Economy | Published June 27, 2016  -  Deadline July 12, 2016
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Kz/smec/qcbs-05-capacity Building Of Jsc ?kazakhstan Industry Development Institute? On Cluster Policy Deployment. REQUEST FOREXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN SMALL ANDMEDIUMENTERPRISES COMPETITIVENESS PROJECT LoanNo.8477-KZ Contract ref. ?: KZ/SMEC/QCBS-05 Assignment Title: Trainingservices to build capacity of "Kazakhstan Industry Development Institute" JSC onCluster Policy Deployment. ReferenceNo.:KZ/SMEC/QCBS-05 The Republic of Kazakhstan has received financing fromthe World Bank toward the cost of the Small and Medium EnterprisesCompetitiveness Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consultingservices. The consulting services ("the Services") include Trainingservices to build capacity of "Kazakhstan Industry Development Institute" JSC onCluster Policy Deployment. Period ? 1 yearfrom the moment of contract signing. The objective of activities is to develop a specializedtraining programme with separation by the relevant modules on development ofvalue chains and improvement of clusters for KIDI JSC specialists, study of theglobal experience and training in accordance with this programme of KIDI JSCspecialists and other parties concerned. The training will use the "case study method" whichinvolves the instructors and is based on discussion. This method has beenintroduced in the Harvard Business School. The training programme shall be based on a curriculum andmethodology developed within the framework of the European Cluster ExcellenceInitiative (ECEI). The program mainly relies upon the case study materialsdeveloped by the World Bank and following academic institutions in the field:Harvard Business School (HBS), INSEAD (INS), IESE Business School, EuropeanFoundation for Cluster Excellence (FCE), RegX-University of Southern Denmark(RGX), Innovation Norway (INN). This judicious mix of the cases from the wholeworld will help to study the key concepts as part of the methodological approach,which then will be applied to the selected clusters in Kazakhstan. The training programme includes a core of at least sixintegrated modules. A place of training is the academic institutions (whichwill enable implementing the training programme in an environment favorable forteaching and training) in the regions of location of territorial clusters thatsucceeded in competitive selection. The Ministry of National Economyof the Republic ofKazakhstan now invites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") to indicatetheir interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provideinformation demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevantexperience to perform the Services (brochures, training workshops,presentations, description of similar assignments, experience in similarconditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.). The shortlisting criteria are: -        Specialized consulting company and hasat least 5-year experience in the field of cluster policy with an experience indoing business in different industries at different positions, with adequateresources and experience in provision of services; -       similar implemented projects withpositive opinions (feedback), reference lists from previous clients/customers; -       leading positions in internationalratings; In addition to the English version, the interestedconsultants are encouraged to submit their Expressions of Interest intheRussian language (at least the basic information on the firm's experience insimilar projects, and staff qualification), for the purpose of facilitating theevaluation. However, non-submission of the Russian translation will not affectthe selection process. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn toparagraphs 1.9 and 1.11 of the World Bank's Guidelines:Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits &Grants by World Bank Borrowers dated January 2011, revised July 2014("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict ofinterest and eligibility. Consultants may associate with other firms in the form ofa joint venture or a subconsultancy to enhance their qualifications. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the QCBS (quality andcost based selection) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the address below during officehours (9:00 am ? 5:00 pm). Expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below by 4:00pm on Tuesday, July 12, 2016. Project Implementation Unit of the Ministry of NationalEconomy Attn.: Mr. Sarsen Kartbayev, ProcurementSpecialist Business Center "Pekin Palace", 27, Syganak Str.010000, Astana Tel: +7(7172)954694 / 954696 E-mail: smec-piu@mail.ru

SME Competitiveness Project - P147705

Ministry of National Economy | Published August 19, 2016  -  Deadline September 5, 2016
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Kz/smec/qcbs-01 - Elaboration Of State Nonfinancial Support Development Strategy And Improving Stakeholder Competences REQUEST FOREXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES COMPETITIVENESSPROJECT LoanNo.8477-KZ Contract ref. ?: KZ/SMEC/QCBS-01 Assignment Title: Serviceson Elaborating a Development Strategy of State Nonfinancial Support of Smalland Medium Business in Kazakhstan and Improving the Competences of Stakeholders. Reference No.: KZ/SMEC/QCBS-01 The Republic of Kazakhstan has received financing fromthe World Bank toward the cost of the Small and Medium EnterprisesCompetitiveness Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consultingservices. The consulting services ("the Services") include Serviceson Elaborating a Development Strategy of State Nonfinancial Support of Smalland Medium Business in Kazakhstan and Improving the Competences of Stakeholders. Period ? 1 year from the moment of contract signing. The objective of the activities is to give therecommendations and provide technical assistance on improvement of the statepolicy on development and upgrade of SME nonfinancial support programs inKazakhstan. The recommendations - mean a development of draftstrategic documents, implementation plans and related technical specificationsfor the Client: 1) elaboration of draft "Development strategy ofstate-run nonfinancial support of small and medium business in Kazakhstanbefore 2020" (hereinafter ? the Strategy) and conducting the relevantresearches and analyses; 2) elaboration of draft "Strategy ImplementationRoadmap" (hereinafter ? the Roadmap), including approach, estimated budget andscope of goods and services necessary to ensure that the Roadmap activities areefficient, including training the leading master trainers, business advisors/consultantsand SMEs as well as key measures/performance indicators for assessment of asuccess of implementation in accordance with the Project design The technical assistance means: 1)    conducting a cycleof training counselling workshops/roundtableswith key stakeholders to take into account the views and suggestions whendeveloping the draft strategic documents, including assistance to theClient inexplaining and grounding the offered approaches; 2)     conducting a cycle oftraining counselling workshops/roundtableswith key stakeholders to provide the key stakeholders and beneficiaries withconsultations and expert opinion concerning implementation of draft strategicdocuments to be developed. The Ministry of National Economy of the Republic ofKazakhstan now invites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") to indicatetheir interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provideinformation demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevantexperience to perform the Services (brochures, training workshops,presentations, description of similar assignments, experience in similarconditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.). The shortlisting criteria are: -        consulting company with adequateresources, qualification, significant experience (at least 4 years) in analysis of the programs forSME development and drawingup of practical recommendations on improvement of the state strategicand/orother program documents in area of SME development, preferably in theOECD andCIS countries, including international experience; -       provenexperience in development (or participation in development) of at least 2 statestrategic and/or other program documents in area of SME development, preferablyin the OECD and CIS countries. In addition to the English version, the interestedconsultants are encouraged to submit their Expressions of Interest intheRussian language (at least the basic information on the firm's experience insimilar projects, and staff qualification), for the purpose of facilitating theevaluation. However, non-submission of the Russian translation will not affectthe selection process. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn toparagraphs 1.9 and 1.11 of the World Bank's Guidelines:Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits &Grants by World Bank Borrowers dated January 2011, revised July 2014("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict ofinterest and eligibility. Consultants may associate with other firms in the form ofa joint venture or a subconsultancy to enhance their qualifications. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the QCBS (quality andcost based selection) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the address below during officehours (9:00 am ? 5:00 pm). Expressions of interest must be delivered by couriers, by handor viae-mail to the address below by 4:00 pm Astana time, on September 5, 2016. Project Implementation Unit of the Ministry of National Economy Attn.: Mr. Sarsen Kartbayev, ProcurementSpecialist Business Center "Pekin Palace", 27, Syganak Str.010000, Astana Tel: +7(7172)954694 / 954696 E-mail: smec-piu@mail.ru

Bank CenterCredit - MSME Lending Support

 | Published January 27, 2015  -  Deadline February 24, 2015
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The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development ("EBRD" or the "Bank") intends to engage a consultant (the "Consultant") to support Bank CenterCredit (“BCC”) with strengthening institutional capacities for efficient MSME lending (the "assignment").


On 23 December, the Bank provided BCC with a loan for on-lending to its MSME clients within the framework of the Kazakhstan MSME Financing Facility. This was in support of BCC’s plans to reactivate its MSME lending operations over the medium-term following signs of stabilization in the banking sector.
Historically, SME lending has been the main focus of BCC’s operations, representing approximately 40% of the bank’s gross portfolio, up until the 2007-2009 global financial crisis. The TC assignment will be instrumental to ensure that BCC, one of the largest lenders in the country, will reactivate lending operations based on improved institutional capacities and sound corporate governance practices which will bring efficiency and facilitate better access to long-term financing for MSMEs, thus, contributing to overall development of the MSME sector in Kazakhstan.


The objective of this assignment is to support BCC via assistance with:
(i) Preparation of the MSME strategy and establishment of a separate MSME department;
(ii) Strengthening underwriting, risk management and monitoring; as well as improvement of the relevant business processes, HR policies and staff training.


The Consultants tasks will include: assessment of BCC’s risk management, lending practices, business processes, HR strategy and existing MSME plans. Following the review, the Consultant will be expected to make recommendations and help BCC to: develop medium-term business and marketing plans; implement the improvements in the above areas, develop training programs and measures to ensure the sustainability of the training process.


Assignment Duration: The assignment is expected to start in mid-April 2015 and have an estimated overall duration of fifteen (15) months.

Maximum budget Available for the Assignment: EUR 535,000; exclusive of VAT. The consultant must determine whether any VAT would be chargeable on the services and the basis for that determination, without taking into consideration the Bank's special status as an international financial institution (IFI), and state this in their response to this Invitation for Expressions of Interest. To the extent that a consultant incurs input VAT on goods and services purchased in connection with the provision of services (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 be treated as a reimbursable expense.


Funding Source: It is anticipated that the contract will be partly financed through the EU Investment Facility for Central Asia (IFCA Fund).

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.


Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The consultant will be a firm which will have experience and expertise in assisting commercial banks with the development of MSME business and marketing strategies, strengthening credit and risk management; standardization, optimization and automation of business processes, proven ability to help banks with credit approval, monitoring and work-out functions; track record in increasing market share of loans and/or other credit products; proven ability to help banks with devising and implementing lending policies; understand, recommend and implement appropriate training programs for staff; ability to deal with difficult issues in a sensitive but firm manner; results oriented and strong motivation; good management skills and proven track record; preferably experience in or exposure to emerging markets and specifically of their banking sectors is also important; track record of flexibility in dealing effectively in cross-cultural environments; ability to provide individuals who speak Kazakh or Russian would be an advantage; otherwise the consultant should be prepared to work with an interpreter.

The consultant’s team is expected to comprise at a minimum the following types of experts:
• Key Expert No. 1, Project Coordinator with significant professional experience in managing similar assignments in the CIS region and other countries and relevant qualifications; fluency in Russian and English is essential.
• Key Expert No. 2, Project Manager/Senior MSME Lending Expert with significant professional experience (more than 10 years) in MSME strategy, technology and optimization of business processes for MSME lending, good knowledge of the National Bank of Kazakhstan requirements and standards, also good knowledge of financial analysis of MSME, similar experience in the CIS region and/or other countries and relevant qualifications. Fluency in Russian is essential. Required for seven months during the Assignment.
• Key Expert(s) No. 3, Experts in MSME Lending with relevant qualifications and significant professional experience (more than five years) in MSME lending in a commercial bank and/or a consultancy firm in the similar region, management skills, experience in hiring and training of staff. Fluency in Russian and English is essential. The availability and readiness to be physically present in Kazakhstan, including in the regions for at least eight months during the Assignment is very important.
• Key Expert No. 4, Risk Assessment and Scoring Specialist with relevant qualifications and significant experience in risk management and devising scoring systems for MSME lending. Fluency in Russian is essential. Required for two months.
• Key Expert No. 5, Marketing and Product Development specialist with relevant qualifications and significant experience in devising marketing strategies and plans in MSME area for commercial banks with similar profile. Fluency in Russian is essential. Required for up to two months.
• Key Expert No. 6, IT Specialist with significant professional experience in automatization of business processes for MSME operations in a commercial bank, relevant IT qualifications and experience in similar assignments in the CIS region and other countries. Required for one month.
All experts should ideally have at least five (5) years of experience in the field of their expertise, unless specified differently.


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

a) Brief overview of the firm/group of firms including company profile, organization and staffing;
b) Details of previous project experience of firm of group of firms and related assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contract value, contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided ,assignment budget, percentage carried out by consultant in case of association of firms or subcontracting, main activities, objectives;
c) CVs of key experts who could carry out the Assignment detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments, particularly assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, main activities, objectives;
d) Completed Consultant Declaration From and Contact Sheet, the template for which is available at: http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet.doc

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

The complete expression of interest (including CVs and Contact Sheet) shall be one file (pdf or Word), not exceeding 4MB, to be uploaded to eSelection. The EBRD reserves the right to reject applications of firms submitting more than one file. Only if the permissible file size is exceeded, the Consultant may split the expression of interest into further files.

Expressions of interest shall be submitted in English through eSelection and not directly to the contact person given below, to reach the Bank not later than the closing date for submissions indicated above.

The EBRD's Contact Person:
Larissa Gosling
Tel: +44 207 338 6338
Email: goslingl@ebrd.com (submissions should be sent through eSelection and NOT to this e-mail address)


Important Notes:
Note 1. Following this invitation for Expression of Interest, a short list of qualified consultants will be formally invited to submit proposals. Consultant selection and contracting will be subject to availability of funding.
Note 2. The evaluation criteria are as follows:
- Previous experience of the firm/firms in the field of assisting banks with development of MSME business and marketing strategies, strengthening credit and risk management (30%)
- Firm/firms' experience in the developed and emerging markets (20%)
- CVs of key experts (50%)

CUSTOMS DEVT - P096998

State Revenue Committee | Published June 3, 2015  -  Deadline July 15, 2015
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Icb-23 Server Equipment Invitation forBids (IFB) Country:        Republic of Kazakhstan Project:          Customs Development Project Loan No:      4874- KZ ICB No:         CDPKZ/ICB-23 "Server equipment" 1.         This Invitation for Bids followsthe General Procurement Notice for this Project that appeared in Development Business, an issue of December2011. 2.         The Republic of Kazakhstan hasreceived a loan from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development toward the cost of Customs Development Project, andit intends to apply part of the proceeds ofthis loan to payments under the Contract for CDPKZ/ICB-23 "Server equipment" consistingof following: Lot 1:Switches; Lot 2: Motherboards for SANDirectors; Lot 3: Bladeservers 3.         The State Revenue Committeeunder the Ministry of Finance of the Kazakhstan Republic now invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for theprocurement of Information-communicationequipment. 4.         Bidding will be conducted throughthe International Competitive Bidding (ICB) procedures specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits (May 2004), and is open to all bidders from Eligible SourceCountries as defined in the Guidelines. 5.         Interested eligible bidders mayobtain further information from the State Revenue Committee, Ministry of Finance of RoK and inspect theBidding Documents at theaddress given below from 10:00 to 18:00 on regular business days: State Revenue Committee, Ministry of Finance of the Kazakhstan Republic Customs Development Project 10, Beibitshilik str., 3rd floor, room 311, Astana, 010000, Republic ofKazakhstan Please call from the entrance to extension 2914. Contact person Ms. Kamshat Yechshanova, Procurement Consultant of Customs Development Project, Project andModernization Division of State Revenue Committee Tel.: +7 7172 701 463 Electronic mail address: cdp@customs.kz 6.         Qualifications requirements include: Experience and TechnicalCapacity 1.     Thebidder has successful experience asPrime Contractor in at least2(two) contracts of similar nature and volume over the last 5 (five)years(2010-2014). 2.     TheManufacturer of offered goods shall have experience in manufacturing similar Goods for not less than 5 (five)years; 3.     TheManufacturer of offered goods will have a Quality Management System certified according with the latestinternationally recognized standards (ISO or other appropriate standardin the Manufacturer's country); A margin of preference for certain goods manufactured domestically shall not be applied. Additional details are provided in the Bidding Documents. 7.         A complete set of BiddingDocuments in English may be obtained byinterested bidders on the submission of a written notification to thefollowing emailaddress: cdp@customs.kz ,either via email in PDF format, or it can becollected by a bidder's representative from the Project's office at the address below. A Russian translation of the Bidding Document may also beobtained if specified inthe bidder's request. However, attention is drawn to the bidders upon the fact that the official version of the Bidding Documentsis only the English version, and that all correspondence related to this procedure, aswell as the bids shall be submitted in English language. 8. Bids must be delivered to theaddress below on or before 15 July, 2015, 15:00 hours, Astana time. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened on 15 July, 2015, 15:00 hours, Astana timein the presence of the bidders' representatives who choose to attendin person at the address below. All bids must be accompanied by a Bid - SecuringDeclaration. State RevenueCommittee, Ministry of Finance of the Kazakhstan Republic Customs Development Project 10, Beibitshilik str., 3rd floor, room 311, Astana, 010000, Republic ofKazakhstan Please call from the entrance to extension 2914. Attention: Ms. Kamshat Yechshanova, Procurement Consultant of Customs Development Project, Project andModernization Division of State Revenue Committee Tel.: +7 7172 701 463 Electronic mail address: cdp@customs.kz

KAZSTAT - P120985

Statistics Committee of the Ministry of National Economy | Published April 9, 2015  -  Deadline May 4, 2015
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Procurement Of Tablet Pcs For The Statistics Committee Of The Ministry Of National Economy Of The Republic Of Kazakhstan Invitation for Bids (IFB) Date: "27" February, 2015 Republic of Kazakhstan Strengthening the National Statistical System of the Republic of Kazakhstan Loan no. 8023-KZ ICB No: KZSTAT/ICB-04 1.         This Invitation for Bids follows theGeneral Procurement Notice for this Project that appeared in Development Business onNovember, 15, 2011. 2.         The Republic of Kazakhstanhas received a Loan from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development toward the cost of Strengthening the National Statistical Systemof the Republic of Kazakhstan project, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this loanto payments under Contract for Procurement of tabletPCs for the Statistics Committee of the Ministry ofNational Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan(Contract no. KZSTAT/ICB-04). 3.        The Statistics Committee of the Ministry of National Economy ofthe Republic of Kazakhstan now invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for supply of tablet PCsfor theStatistics Committee of the Ministry of National Economy ofthe Republic of Kazakhstan. 4.         Bidding willbe conducted through the International Competitive Bidding (ICB) procedures specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDACredits, and is open to all bidders from Eligible Source Countries as defined in the Guidelines. 5.         Interested eligible bidders may obtainfurther information from the Statistics Committee of the Ministry ofNational Economyof the Republic of Kazakhstanand inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below from 9.00 to 18.30 (Astana time) on regular business days. Address for inspectionof bidding documents: StatisticsCommittee of the Ministry of National Economy of theRepublic of Kazakhstan, Project Implementation Unit, room No. 826,8th loor, entrance no.4, 8, Orynbor Street, Administrative building "House of Ministries", Astana, 010000, Republic of Kazakhstan. Contact person: Ms. Dinara Alipbayeva, ProcurementConsultant Tel.: +7 (7172) 74 93 34,fax: +7 (7172) 74 96 85; E-mail: d.alipbaeva@stat.kz, d_alipbayeva@mail.ru. 6.         Qualifications requirements include: (a) Experience and Technical Capacity: At least2 successfully executed contracts for the supply of similar goods as main supplier during the last 3 years. The Bidder shall demonstrate own or Agent'scapacity to provide the after-sales services in the Purchaser's country. A margin of preference for certain goodsmanufactured domestically shall not be applied. Additional details are provided in the Bidding Documents. 7.         A complete set ofBidding Documents in English or Russian may be obtained by interested bidders on the submission of a written Application to the addressbelow. TheBidding Documents, at the bidder's option, will be either forwarded by electronic mail in PDF file, or sent by airmail to the addressspecified by thebidder, or may be collected by a bidder's representative from the project office at the address below. 8.         Bids must bedelivered to the following address: Statistics Committee ofthe Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, ProjectImplementation Unit, room No. 826, 8th floor, entrance no.4, 8, Orynbor Street, Administrative building"House of Ministries", Astana,010000, Republic ofKazakhstan at or before 15:00 (Astanatime) on "4" May, 2015. All bidsmust be accompanied by a Bid Security: USD 19 000,00(nineteen thousand) or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency or in the currency of the Purchaser'scountry. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected.  Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders' representatives whochoose to attend in person at the addressStatistics Committee of the Ministry of National Economyofthe Republic of Kazakhstan, Conference Hall, room no. 914, 9th floor, entrance no.4,8, Orynbor Street,Administrative building "House of Ministries", Astana, 010000, Republic of Kazakhstan, on "4" May, 2015, immediately after the deadline - 15:00(Astana time).

HLTH SEC TECH (JERP) - P101928

Ministry of Healthcare and Social Development | Published December 15, 2014  -  Deadline January 20, 2015
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Studying German Experience On Building Cancer Patient Register REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST KAZAKHSTAN HEALTH SECTOR TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND INSTITUTIONALREFORM PROJECT Human Development CONSULTINGSERVICES Loan No. 4883-KZ Project ID No. P101928 Name of the assignment: Contract No. KHSTTIRP-B2/TR-07, Studying German experience on building cancer patientregister. The Republic of Kazakhstan has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Health Sector TechnologyTransfer and Institutional Reform Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consultant services under Contract Ref:KHSTTIRP-B2/TR-07 for Studying Germanexperience on building cancer patient register. The Objective of the assignment is to learn relevant issues of German cancer serviceorganization, including functioning of cancer patient register. Expected duration of the assignment and quantity ofgroups: ·         Period for training: I-II quarter 2015 ·         Quantity of groups: 1 ·         Number of participants in the group 6-8persons ·         Number of training days ? 10 working days. Scope of Work: to organize the detailed 10 days programme which should cover at least the following issues: -          Cancer care organization (cancer, oncohematology); -          Cancer care funding; -          National programs on improvement of cancer care provision for thepopulation; -          Early detection of cancer patients; -          Issues of 5-year survival for cancer patients; -          Basic indicators and business processes of German cancer service; -          Structure for detection of cancer diseases (self-referral, preventive screening by PHC specialists, clinicspecialists); -          Treated case expertise (automated, manual); -          Treated case analysis to define the best treatment options (automated,manual); -          Data entry on treated cases to information system; -          Data entry to register cancer patients and monitoring of cancer patients status andmovement; -          Expenditures and planning of chemical medications in information system; -          Treated case data entry based on treatmentprotocols, includingchildren cancer patients. Expected outcomes: At the end of the study tour, Kazakhstani specialists is expected willget knowledge on relevant issues on German cancerservice developmentand practical skills on working with the cancer patient register for further improvement of cancer careorganization in the country. Qualification requirements: (a)      Internationally recognized and certified workexperience of at least 5 years in buildingcapacity of specialists in health sector; (b)     Availability of current licenses, certificates,accreditations etc for conducting training; (c)      Availability of qualified staff capable toperform requirements according to Terms of Reference; (d)     Proven experience in training programdevelopment and carrying out training for health specialists; (e)      Availability of close relationships withadvanced universities would be an advantage; (f)      Proven information aboutcooperation/partnership with health facilities with cancer patient register management would bepreferred. TheMinistry of Healthcare and Social Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan now invites eligible consultants to indicate their interest in providing the services.Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, descriptionof similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.). Consultants mayassociate toenhance their qualifications. A consultant will be selected through CQS method inaccordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines: Selectionand Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers (May 2004edition). All interested consultants may submit their expressions of interest by e-mail:kazhealth.procurement@gmail.com,fax: +7 7172 787 247 or hand it in at the following address no later thanTuesday, January 20, 2015. Attn: Ms. Gulnara Kulkayeva ? Director of the Department for Medical Care Organization Ministryof Healthcare and Social Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan 010000 Astana, Kazakhstan, Business Center "Alma-Ata", 19 Imanov street, Office 504 For additionalquestions, please contact to PIST by e-mail: kazhealth.procurement@gmail.com or phone: +7 7172 787 235

KAZSTAT - P120985

Statistics Committee of the Ministry of National Economy of Kazakhstan | Published October 17, 2014  -  Deadline November 28, 2014
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Procurement Of Work Stations And Uninterrupted Power Supplies For The Statistics Committee Of The Ministry Of National Economy Of The Republic Of Kazakhstan Invitation for Bids (IFB) Date: "17" October, 2014 Republic of Kazakhstan Strengtheningthe National Statistical System of the Republic of Kazakhstan Loanno. 8023-KZ ICB No: KZSTAT/ICB-02 1.        This Invitation for Bids follows the General Procurement Notice for this Project that appeared in Development Business onNovember, 15, 2011. 2.         TheRepublic of Kazakhstan has received a Loan from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development toward the cost of Strengthening the National Statistical System of the Republic ofKazakhstan project, and itintends to apply part of the proceeds of thisloan to payments under Contract forProcurement of work stations and uninterrupted power supplies for the Statistics Committee of the Ministry ofNational Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan s and its regional statistics departments(Contract no. KZSTAT/ICB-02). 3.         TheStatistics Committeeof the Ministry of NationalEconomy of the Republic of Kazakhstan nowinvites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for supply of work stations and uninterrupted powersupplies for the Statistics Committee of the Ministryof National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan and its regional statisticsdepartments. Description of separate lots isprovided below: 4.        Bidding will be conducted through theInternational Competitive Bidding (ICB) procedures specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits, and is open to all bidders fromEligible Source Countries as defined in the Guidelines. 5.        Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from the Statistics Committee of the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given belowfrom 9.00 to 18.30(Astana time) on regular business days. Address for inspection of bidding documents: Statistics Committee of the Ministry of National Economyof the Republic of Kazakhstan, Project Implementation Unit, room No. 212, second floor, entrance no.1, 8, Orynbor Street, Administrative building "House of Ministries",Astana, 010000, Republic of Kazakhstan. Contact person: Ms. Dinara Alipbayeva, ProcurementConsultant Tel.: +7 (7172) 74 93 34, fax: +7 (7172) 74 96 85; E-mail: d.alipbayeva@stat.kz, d_alipbayeva@mail.ru. 6.        Qualifications requirements include: (a) Experience and Technical Capacity: At least 2 successfullyexecuted contracts for the supply of similar goods as main supplier during the last 3 years. The Bidder shall demonstrate own or Agent's capacity to provide the after-sales services inthe Purchaser's country. A margin of preference for certain goods manufactured domestically shall not be applied.Additional details are provided in the Bidding Documents. 7.         A complete set of Bidding Documents in English or Russian may be obtained byinterested bidders on the submission of a written Application to the address below. The Bidding Documents, at the bidder's option, will be either forwarded by electronic mail in PDF file, or sent by airmail to the address specified by the bidder, or may becollected by a bidder's representative from the project office at the address below. 8.         Bids must bedelivered to the following address: Statistics Committee of the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan,Project Implementation Unit, room No. 212, second floor,entrance no.1, 8, Orynbor Street, Administrative building "House of Ministries",Astana, 010000, Republic of Kazakhstan at or before15:00 (Astana time) on "28" November, 2014. All bidsmust be accompanied by a Bid Security: USD 42 000,00 (US Dollar forty two thousand) or an equivalent amount in a freelyconvertible currency or in the currency of the Purchaser's country. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bidswill be rejected.  Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders' representatives who choose to attend inperson at the address Statistics Committee of the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic ofKazakhstan,Conference Hall, room no. 914, ninth floor, entrance no.4, 8, Orynbor Street, Administrative building "Houseof Ministries", Astana,010000, Republic of Kazakhstan, on "28" November, 2014, immediately after the deadline - 15:00 (Astana time).

Kurty-Burylbaital Road Reconstruction Project

 | Published June 28, 2016  -  Deadline July 29, 2016
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CONSULTANCY SERVICES
INVITATION FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
FOR INTRODUCTION OF NEW METHODS OF FINANCING OF ROAD SECTOR AND CAPACITY BUILDING OF JSC “NC “KAZAUTOZHOL”

The Invitation for Expressions of Interest follows the General Procurement Notice for this project published in Procurement Opportunities, on the EBRD website on 15th July 2015.

JSC NC “KazAutoZhol” (the Employer, the client) intends using the proceeds of the loan towards the cost of “Kurty-Burylbaital” Road Reconstruction Project under “Center-South” Corridor where the Services of Consultants are required to develop new methods of financing of road sector and capacity building of JSC NC “KazAutoZhol” (the Services).

The Employer invites expressions of interest from suitably qualified firms who are interested in providing assistance to the Employer through the delivery of the Services.

The Consultant will have to prepare an action plan for introduction of new methods of financing of the road sector, action plan for the collection of fees for transit of heavy vehicles and buses, as well as prepare and assist the client with the adoption of a long-term strategic development plan of the Employer no later than Q3 2017.

The assignment is expected to start in the end of 2016 and last about 15 months.

In order to successfully implement the assignment, it is envisaged that the consultant’s team will consist of the following key experts:

•           1 (one) Project Manager
•           1 (one) Specialist for strategic planning and diversification of sources of financing in the road sector;
•           1 (one) Financial Management Specialist;
•           1 (one) Corporate Governance and Risk Management Specialist;

 

Also, the Consultant shall envisage the following non-key staff:

•           1 (one) Lawyer Translator (Specialist for legal issues and translation business).


Eligibility:

Procurement will be open for all the Consultants except those restricted in the EBRD’s list of ineligible entities. The proceeds of the loan shall not be used for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities or for any import of goods, if such payment or import is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations and the Client’s Country prohibitions.

Procurement of the consultancy services will be conducted in accordance with the EBRD’s Procurement Policies and Rules. The consultants will be selected under Quality-and Cost-Based Selection (QCBS).

The shortlist of qualified firms will be prepared on the response to this invitation, after which short-listed firms will be invited to submit their proposals.

If the Consultant has been found by a judicial process or other official enquiry to have engaged in corrupt or fraudulent practices, details of the basis for the outcome of such process or enquiry shall be provided with the expression of interest.

The Employer reserves the right not to shortlist consulting firms that have been found to have engaged in corrupt or fraudulent practices regardless of the results of technical evaluation of the expressions of interest.

The Consultant will be a firm or group of firms with extensive experience in the development of the strategies for the state and/or national companies / operators of roads, in accordance with international best practices. The Consultant should have experience in the road sector including in the international business environment in the countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), as well as in the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

The Consultants should meet the following requirements:

- Successful completion of a minimum of 5 similar projects over the past 10 years, participation in at least 3 similar projects in the past 5 years:
- proven experience in the development of corporate strategies, strategic planning, strategic initiatives, building of relationships with stakeholders, risk management, corporate and financial management, development of EVA model, development of the efficiency tree, optimization of business processes and other areas in creation of project-oriented companies;
- experience in the field of road infrastructure projects at all stages of the life-cycle, such as feasibility studies, design, construction, operation and maintenance;
- experience in the area of the road safety, the environment and sustainability, public transport, civil engineering, logistics, anti-corruption is required;
- experience in managing infrastructure development and major infrastructure projects, including projects of transformation of the transport industry, government agencies or large infrastructure operators;
- experience of at least 2 similar projects in implementation of new ways of financing of transport industry and development of corporate strategy for highway operator.


In order to determine the capability and experience of consulting firms seeking to be shortlisted, the information submitted shall include the following:

  • Company profile, organisation and staffing;
  • Details of experience on similar assignments undertaken in the previous ten years. The information submitted shall include for each project, as a minimum, the following:

- project title, location, objectives and brief narrative description of the project
- contractual role of the firm;
- the presence of any affiliate or parent companies and their respective roles;
- start and completion dates;
- value;
- name of the Client and funding source;
- functions and tasks carried out, including applicable national and/or international standards and certification, if any; and

  • CVs of staff available to work on the assignment

The above information should not exceed 50 pages.
Evaluation criteria of Expressions of Interest:

Criteria

• Sub criteria

Weighting

Company Profile

10%

• core business and years of experience

                  5%

• technical and administrative capacity

                  5%

Experience

90%

• Experience of consultant specific to the assignment

                  60%

• Experience of consultant specific to the region

                  30%

 

2 copies of the above information in English and 1 copy in Russian should be submitted to the address below in an envelope marked "Expression of Interest for the consultancy services for the development of new ways of financing of road sector and capacity building of JSC “NC “KazAutoZhol” for delivery not later than 29 July 2016, 3 pm (Astana time).

Expressions of interest received after this time and date shall not be considered and will be returned unopened. Consultants should be aware that distance and customs formalities may require longer than expected delivery time.

Further information may be obtained from:

JSC NC “KazAvtoZhol”
Ms. A.Bralina,
Head of Department of procurements coordination and monitoring
JSC NC “KazAvtoZhol”
8 Amman Street, 4th floor, office 404
index 010000, Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan
Tel: +7 (7172) 57-11-05, +7 (7172) 72-94-72
E-mail: bralina.a@kazautozhol.kz, baimagambetov.d@kazautozhol.kz
Web-site: www.kazautozhol.kz

 

Truck Tolling System Development Project

 | Published September 8, 2017  -  Deadline September 8, 2018
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GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE

JSC KazAvtoZhol  has applied for a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the Bank) for a project to rollout of the electronic tolling system over a road network in Kazakhstan. The proposed project has a total estimated cost of USD 200 million equivalent, including up to USD 150 million loan from the Bank and the remaining portion, which  is expected to be co-financed by design-build-operate/maintain contractor.  The project will require the procurement of the following goods, works and services:

           Design, build, operate/maintain electronic tolling system

           Construction supervision

Tendering for the above contracts is expected to begin in the Q4 2017.

Contracts to be financed with the proceeds of a loan from the Bank will be subject to the Bank's Procurement Policies and Rules and will be open to firms from any country. The proceeds of the Bank's loan will not be used for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, of for any import of goods, if such payment or import is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations or under a law of official regulation of the Purchaser's country.

Interested suppliers, contractors and consultants should contact:

Mr. Rustam Issayev

Managing Director

JSC KazAutoZhol

Republic of Kazakhstan

Address: Amman str.8, Astana, Business Center "Milano"   office 409

Tel.: +7 (7172) 570708, +7 (707) 9905750 (Whatsapp)

e-mail: r.issayev@kazautozhol.kz

HLTH SEC TECH (JERP) - P101928

Ministry of Healthcare and Social Development | Published March 28, 2016  -  Deadline April 4, 2016
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Consultant On Implementing Disease Management Programs In Pilot Regions REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST KAZAKHSTAN HEALTH SECTOR TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND INSTITUTIONALREFORM PROJECT Human Development CONSULTINGSERVICES Loan No. 4883-KZ Project ID No. P101928 Name of the assignment: Contract ? KHSTTIRP-G/IC-43,Consultant on implementing disease management programsin pilotregions. The Ministry of Healthcare and Social Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan withinthe Kazakhstan Health Sector Technology Transferand Institutional Reform Project announces a vacancy of Consultant on implementing disease management programs in pilot regions. Consultant will provide technical assistanceto the MHSD in the implementation of DMP in 7 pilot regions (Almaty, Astana, Karaganda, Kostanai, Uralsk, Pavlodar, Petropavlovsk)and training of specialists in DMP implementing. Estimated period of the Assignment 6 (six) months with possible extension oftimeframe. Scope ofServices: It is expectedthat within 6 months the Consultant will performthe following scope of work: Task 1: Disease management programs implementation in pilot regions (Almaty, Astana, Karaganda, Kostanai, Uralsk, Pavlodar,Petropavlovsk). Task 2: Capacity building of specialists in DMPimplementing. Qualificationrequirements: -          At least a master'sdegree inthe field of medicine; Specificrequirements -          At least 10 years ofexperience on the disease management programs implementation at the national level, including at least 5 years of experience in thetransfer of knowledge on the introduction of clinical guidelines, disease management programs; -          Practical experiencein creation of institutional framework for the development/revision of clinical practice guidelines, the implementation of diseasemanagement programs, proven experience in the transfer of knowledge and technology at the international level for at least threeyears; -          Excellent analyticaland communication skills; -          Available successfulexperience in this field in Kazakhstan will be an advantage; Languages -          English languageproficiency; -          Knowledge of theRussian language is desirable. A consultant will be selected under selection of individualconsultants method in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines: Selectionand Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers (May 2004edition). The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of these Guidelines settingforth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interests. All interested consultants may submit their expressions ofinterest with their attached CV marked as "For selection of Consultant onimplementingdisease management programs in pilot regions" by e-mail: kazhealth.procurement@gmail.com, fax: +7 7172 787 247 or hand it in at the following address no later thanMonday, April 4, 2016. Attn:Mr. BolatTokezhanov National Project Coordinator Ministry of Healthcare and Social Development of the Republic ofKazakhstan 010000 Astana, Kazakhstan, Business Center "Alma-Ata", 19 Imanov Str., Office 306D Foradditional questions, pleasecontact the PIST by e-mail: kazhealth.procurement@gmail.com or phone: +7 7172 787 235

Kyzylorda CNG Bus

 | Published June 8, 2015  -  Deadline June 8, 2016
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GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE

This General Procurement Notice is an update and extension of the General Procurement Notice published on EBRD web site on 18 December 2013 (7241-GPN-45264).

Avtobusnyi Park Kyzylorda LLP (the “Company”), an urban public transport management company in the city of Kyzylorda (the “City”) has received the loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to implement an investment project to improve the quality of the public transport services and set up a proper regulatory framework in the City.

The main part of goods, works and services under the project, which has a total estimated cost of USD 25.7 million equivalents, already procured. It will require the procurement of the following goods, works and services:

KCBP02 Depot workshop equipment;

KCBP03 Service planning software system for Public Transport.

Open tendering for the above contracts is expected to commence in the June-July 2015.

Contracts to be financed with the proceeds of the loan from the European Bank will be subject to the Bank's Procurement Policies and Rules and will be open to firms from any country. The proceeds of the Bank's loan will not be used for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, or for any import of goods, if such payment or import is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations or under a law of official regulation of the Purchaser's country.

Interested suppliers, contractors and consultants should contact:

Mr. Serik Iskendirovich Sarsenov

Deputy Director of Avtobusnyi Park Kyzylorda LLP

Mr. Zhanbolat Turmaganbetov

Director of the Investor Service Centre JSC NC SPK Baikonur

Avtobusnyi Park Kyzylorda LLP via

JSC NC SPK Baikonur

1 floor, office 182,  Business centre «Bastau»,

42, str. Zheltoksan, Kyzylorda,

120014, Republic of Kazakhstan

Tel./Fax:           +7 (724) 2 605 144

e-mail: avtopark_kd@mail.ru

EAST-WEST ROADS - P128050

Committee for Roads | Published June 11, 2015  -  Deadline July 2, 2015
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Ewrp/cs-01-2013, Development Of The Quality Charter REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES ? FIRMS SELECTION) Kazakhstan East-West Roads Project, Almaty-Khorgos Road Reconstruction Project LoanNo.:8156 AssignmentTitle: Developmentof the Standard Form of the Quality Charter for Operation and Maintenance of the "Western Europe-Western China" InternationalTransit Corridor Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): EWRP/CS-01-2013 The Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan hasreceived financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the East-West RoadsProject, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. The consulting services ("the Services") include consultancyassistance to advise on the implementation of the standard form of the Quality Charter for routine maintenance and to test newmechanisms for routine road maintenance on some portions of the international roads network (to be expanded ad libitum as soon aspossible to the rest of the main network). The Committee for Roads of the Ministry forInvestments and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan now invites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate theirinterest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the requiredqualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. Theshortlisting criteria are: company general experience in the required area of business, performance of the similar assignmentduring the last five years, experience in performing such task in CIS (post-Soviet) countries, company's internal quality controlsystem. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn toparagraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDACredits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers [January 2011]("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. Consultants may associate with other firms in the formof a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications. A type of association shall be clearly stated in theExpression of Interest. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with theQuality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the address below duringoffice hours: 09:00 to 18:30, lunch break 13:00 to 14:30. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form tothe address below (by mail or by e-mail) by 15:00 o'clock on Thursday, July 02,2015. Committee for Roads of the Ministry for Investments and Development Attn: Ms. Anar Gabdullina, Head of the Division for Projects Preparation 32/1 Kabanbai Batyr Ave. Transport Tower Building, Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan Tel: +7 (7172) 75 46 39 E-mail: a.gabdullina@mid.gov.kz, k.utepbergenov@mid.gov.kz

KAZSTAT - P120985

Statistics Committee of the Ministry of National Economy | Published July 12, 2016  -  Deadline August 22, 2016
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Procurement Of Servers And Data Storage Systems For The Statistics Committee Of The Ministry Of National Economy Of The Republic Of Kazakhstan Invitationfor Bids (IFB) Date: "11" July, 2016 Republic of Kazakhstan Strengthening theNational Statistical System of theRepublic of Kazakhstan Loan no. 8023-KZ ICB No:KZSTAT/ICB-06 1.         This Invitation for Bids follows theGeneral Procurement Notice for this Project that appeared in Development Business onNovember, 15,2011. 2.         The Republic ofKazakhstanhas receiveda Loan from the InternationalBank for Reconstruction andDevelopment towardthe costof Strengthening the National Statistical System of the Republic ofKazakhstanproject, and itintends toapply part of the proceeds of this loan to paymentsunder Contract for Procurementof servers and datastorage systems for the StatisticsCommittee of the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Contractno. KZSTAT/ICB-06). 3.         The Statistics Committee of the Ministry of National Economy ofthe Republic of Kazakhstan now invites sealed bids from eligible andqualified bidders for supply of servers and data storage systems for the StatisticsCommittee of the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Descriptionof separate lots is provided below: Lot I. Procurementof serversfor upgrading the server complex of the StatisticsCommittee of the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan Lot II. Procurementof datastorage systems for the StatisticsCommittee of the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan Bidderscan bid for one or more lots. Bidders shall prepare and submit bids for eachlot separately. Bids for each lot will be evaluated separately and a contractawarded to the lowest evaluated bidder for each lot separately. 4.         Bidding will be conducted through theInternational Competitive Bidding (ICB) procedures specified in the WorldBank's Guidelines: Procurement under IBRDLoans and IDA Credits, and is open to all bidders from Eligible SourceCountries as defined in the Guidelines. 5.        Interested eligible bidders may obtainfurther information from the Statistics Committee of the Ministry of NationalEconomy of the Republic of Kazakhstan andinspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below from 9.00 to 18.30 (Astanatime) on regular business days. Address for inspection of bidding documents: Statistics Committee of the Ministry of NationalEconomy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Project Implementation Unit, roomNo. 826, eighth floor,entrance no.4, 8, Orynbor Street, Administrativebuilding "Houseof Ministries", Astana, 010000,Republic of Kazakhstan. Contact person: Ms. Dinara Alipbayeva, ProcurementConsultant Tel.: +7 (7172) 74 93 34; E-mail: procurement@kazstat.org. 6.         Qualifications requirements include: Experience and TechnicalCapacity: At least 2 successfullyexecuted contracts for the supply of similar goods as main supplier during thelast 3 years. The Bidder shall demonstrate own orAgent's capacity to provide theafter-sales services in the Purchaser's country. (b) Financialcapability (a ) Averageannual turnover during the last three(3) years should be not less than USD 1 000 000 or an equivalent amount in anyother currency. A margin ofpreference for certain goods manufactured domestically shall not beapplied. Additional details are provided in the Bidding Documents. 7.        A complete set of Bidding Documents in English or Russian may be obtained byinterested bidders on the submission of a written Application to the addressbelow. The Bidding Documents, at the bidder'soption, will be either forwarded by electronic mail in PDF file, or sent by airmail to the address specified bythe bidder, or may becollected by a bidder's representative from the project office at theaddressbelow. 8.         Bids must be delivered to the following address: Statistics Committee ofthe Ministry of NationalEconomy of the Republic of Kazakhstan,ProjectImplementationUnit, room No. 826, eighth floor, entrance no.4, 8, Orynbor Street, Administrative building"House of Ministries",Astana, 010000, Republic of Kazakhstan at or before 15:00 (Astana time) on "22" August, 2016. All bidsmust be accompanied by a Bid Security: Lot I - USD5 000,00(USD five thousand) or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency orequivalent in Purchaser's country currency. Lot II - USD 15000,00 (USD Fifteen thousand) oran equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency or equivalent inPurchaser's country currency. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Latebids will be rejected.  Bids will beopened in the presence of the bidders' representatives who choose to attend inperson at the address: StatisticsCommittee of the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Conference Hall, room no. 914, ninth floor, entrance no.4, 8,OrynborStreet,Administrativebuilding "Houseof Ministries", Astana, 010000,Republic ofKazakhstan, on "22" August, 2016,immediatelyafter the deadline - 15:00 (Astanatime).

Justice Sector Insttnl Strengthening - P143274

Ministry of Justice | Published May 20, 2015  -  Deadline June 10, 2015
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Kzjsisp/qcbs-10 - Development Of The Ict Strategy And Implementation Of The Road Map REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES ? FIRMSSELECTION) Republic of Kazakhstan KazakhstanJustice Sector Institutional Strengthening Project(KZ JSISP) Loan No.: 8361-KZ Assignment Title:Development of the 2015 ? 2020 Information Communication Technology(ICT) Strategy andImplementation of the Roadmap for the Ministry of Justice in the Republic of Kazakhstan Reference No.: KZJSISP/QCBS-10 The Republic of Kazakhstanhas received financing from the World Banktoward the cost of the Kazakhstan Justice Sector Institutional Strengthening Project (KZJSISP) and intends to applypart of the proceeds for consulting services. The consulting services (the "Services") are aimedat developing a comprehensive ICT Strategy andImplementation Roadmapfor the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) in the Republic of Kazakhstan, in order to guide the development andimplementation of ICT policies, ICT Infrastructure, Information Systems, and ICT human capital of MOJ for the period 2015 ? 2020,in particular, Undertaking the diagnostics of the ICT landscape in the MOJ,including the information security audit, with preparation of a detailed Work Plan and Initial Assessment for the implementation ofthe assignment; Development of the draft of the MOJ ICT Strategy and ImplementationRoad Map.  The draft Strategy should cover the following aspects: (i) MOJ-wide ICT Governance Structure, Policies, Procedures and Standards; (ii) MOJ's ICT Infrastructure; (iii) Standardsfor inter-operability and data and information interchange across MOJ and with other related agencies (e.g. police, penal system,judiciary, prosecutors etc.); (iv) Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity (includingfailover protection); (v) Automation of business processes of various MOJ divisions andunits (databases; revenue management and collection and reporting; records management; physical assets management; performancemanagement; financial management in the MOJ, human resources management; and public access to information and services by internet,etc.;  Finalizing the draftICT Strategy and Implementation Roadmap basedon the resulting comments from MOJ, also addressing the identified training, procurement and knowledge-exchange needs. For that,the Consulting Firm will develop Staffing, Training, and Change Management Plans as well as prepare CostEstimates for theimplementation of the MOJ ICT Strategy and Implementation Roadmap; Preparation, based MOJ's approval of the above of a plan forprocurement packages and a set of bid documents using the World Bank's formats. Expected duration of the Assignment is 8 (eight) months. The MOJ, the Implementing Agency for this Project, now invites eligible consulting firms("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consulting Firms should provide informationdemonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The short listingcriterion is as follows: Documentary evidence showing successful completion of at least 1 contract in the development of a similar ICT Strategy for alarge institution over last 8 years. The term "similar ICT strategy" refers to a project with the followingcharacteristics: (i)                 The project was completed for the public/government sector; (ii)               The aim of the project was to develop a comprehensive ICT strategyfor a large institution such as a country's national ministry of justice, which included the development of ICT policies, ICTInfrastructure, Information Systems, and ICT human capital development. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of theWorld Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDACredits & Grants by World BankBorrowers, dated January 2011 setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict ofinterest. Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub-contractor toenhance their qualifications. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality and Cost Base Selection (QCBS) methodset out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours from 9:30 to 17.30 hours, Monday through Friday. Expressions of interest must be delivered in written form to the address below (in person, or bymail, or by e-mail) by COB on 10 June 2015. JSISP Implementation Support Group Attn: Ms. Saule Mektepbayeva, Deputy Chief of Party "Bolashak" BusinessCentre, 3/1 Sary-Arka Str., 5th floor, office # 507. Tel:+7 (7172) 540 974 . 010000 Astana, Kazakhstan Email: Saule.Mektepbayeva@jsisp.org

Technical assistance with the implementation of the “Municipal Energy Efficiency Investment Support Facility”

UNDP Country Office - KAZAKHSTAN | Published August 21, 2017  -  Deadline September 22, 2017
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Background:The UNDP-GEF Project supports the identification, design, and implementation of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in the urban sector. NAMAs, consisting of investments in infrastructure supported by capacity building, awareness raising and technical assistance, will contribute to achieving the country’s GHG emission reduction voluntary target while improving urban services and the quality of life of citizens in Kazakhstan towns and cities. The UNDP-GEF Project is the first effort in Kazakhstan to adopt a comprehensive approach to reduce GHG emissions in cities. More information about the project can be found at http://sustainable.eep.kz.Project’s Component 3 is aimed at facilitating private investment in priority urban mitigation actions via a dedicated Investment Support Facility. The Facility is being currently set-up in partnership with the \"Damu\" Entrepreneurship Development Fund\" of Kazakhstan (https://www.damu.kz). “Damu” Fund will serve as the Facility’s Financing Partner and will administer the provision of investment support to eligible applicants in line with procedures established for implementation of DAMU’s SME Support Programme and its partner local financial institutions (LFIs). The Facility will be implemented in stages, starting with pilot phase, “Municipal Energy Efficiency Investment Support Facility” (to be launched in 2017) which will focus on investment in municipal energy efficiency projects. The eligibility criteria and structure of the Facility’s pilot phase have been designed to maximise the cost-effective GHG emission reduction potential, open up new markets and to ensure that scarce grant resources are allocated in a more efficient and effective way. During the pilot phase, the role of Technical Partner will be undertaken by the selected Technical Consultant (consortium of international and national organizations).!!!For more details, please see the Terms of References (Annex 4 to the Request for Proposals).Objective:The general objective of this assignment is to assist with the launch and implementation of the pilot phase of the Municipal Energy Efficiency Investment Support Facility being established under the joint UNDP-GEF and the Government of Kazakhstan Project “Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions for Low-carbon Urban Development”.Scope of work:Operational manual for technical appraisal and verification of the sub-projectsTraining and capacity building for facility’s financial partner and LFIsSub-project appraisal and capacity building of the facility’s technical partner!!!For more details please see the Terms of Reference (Annex 4 to the Request for Proposals).Qualification requirements:Qualification criteria to the international Technical Consultant (international legal entity):Must have legal capacity to enter into economic agreements, be solvent, not subject to liquidation, its property is not seized, and its business activities are not suspended constrainedly by laws,Must have at least 10 years of proven experience in the area of energy efficiency project development, appraisal, implementation\\monitoring, in particular in municipal sector;Must have prior experience in former USSR countries;Must have prior experience with implementing and\\or supporting implementation of projects involving blended finance facilities in partnership with financial organizations;Expertise with development of operational manuals\\guidelines\\directories for technical appraisal and verification;Expertise with arrangement and conducting the trainings on technical implementation of any projects\\initiatives for target groups;Experience with international organizations;Qualification criteria to the local Technical Consultant (must be a local legal entity in Kazakhstan):Must have legal capacity to enter into economic agreements, be solvent, not subject to liquidation, its property is not seized, and its business activities are not suspended by Kazakhstan laws,Have operational base to provide the International Technical Consultant with required administrative and technical support by performing this assignment; At least 5 years of proven experience with energy expertise,implementation\\involvement in energy efficiency projects in Kazakhstan (including technical and economic appraisal);Proven analytical and consulting expertise with energy analysis and energy audit,Experience in arrangement and conducting the trainings on energy saving andefficiency issues!!!For more details please see the Terms of Reference (Annex 4 to the Request for Proposals).Responsibility:Agrees the actions with the Project Expert on low-carbon financing of the UNDP-GEF Projects on Energy Efficiency and reports to Projects Manager of UNDP/GEF Projects on Energy Efficiency,Ensures timely and quality execution of the Terms of Reference and Contract terms. Selection Process:The selection of the Company will follow an open competitive process in line with UNDP procurement standards. The successful company would be required to enter into a standard UNDP Contract for professional services. The contract will be awarded according to the cumulative analysis scheme: proposal with the overall highest score after adding the score of the technical proposal and the financial proposal will be chosen.Proposals should be submitted in sealed envelope at 14 A.Mambetov str., Astana, 010000, Kazakhstan addressed to Nurgul Murzagaliyeva, Procurement Associate, not later than 17:00 hours 22 September 2017.For any questions on this tender please contact Mrs. Ainur Amirkhanova, Project Procurement Specialist, +7 (7172) 696-550, email: ainur.amirkhanova@undp.org.Proposals should be duly signed and stamped. Late quotations will be disqualified automatically.

Kazakhstan: Forte Bank: MSME Lending Capacity Building

 | Published December 22, 2016  -  Deadline January 27, 2017
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Project Description: ForteBank (the “Client”) has requested the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “EBRD” or the “Bank”) to provide technical assistance in MSME Lending Capacity Building (the “Project”).

ForteBank is the 8th largest bank in Kazakhstan with total assets of just over USD 3 billion and equity of USD 0.5 billion at end-1Q16. It offers a wide range of retail, corporate and SME products via its distribution network of 19 branches and 145 outlets in 39 cities and rural settlements of Kazakhstan.

The proposed Project aims to support ForteBank to improve the efficiency of its MSME lending operations. Results of an EBRD Due Diligence undertaken in June 2016, found weaknesses in the MSME Lending practices and transaction cycle of the Client. MSME credit risk management and underwriting techniques were areas noted that would need improvements and modernisation.

Assignment Description: The Client now intends to retain a consulting company (the “Consultant”) to assist in expanding its capacities in MSME lending effectively and efficiently provide MSME loans to enterprises across Kazakhstan on a sustainable basis (the “Assignment”).

The main aim of the Assignment is to support the Client with advice and practical information concerning:

  1. improvement in MSME credit risk management and underwriting techniques;
  2. training of specialised bank staff in areas pertaining to MSME lending; and
  3. enhanced performance measurement and reporting methodology aimed at continued operational strength in the face of an evolving business.

The selected Consultant is expected to provide the following services:

Risk management and underwriting

  1. Conduct an assessment of the current MSME operations at Forte, including both origination procedures and monitoring, to identify key weaknesses and impediments to further development of MSME lending operations;
  1. Provide practical recommendations aimed at improving Forte’s procedure  to MSME lending:
  1. Optimise existing strategic approach to MSME lending with focus on: a) selection of target segments and product lines; b) choice of optimal pricing strategy; and b) seamless incorporation of the MSME lending strategy within Forte’s general mid-term strategic goals.
  2. Improve the client’s MSME loan approval and monitoring processes aimed at enhancing the quality of its MSME portfolio.
  3. Develop monitoring of environmental and social aspects of projects in line with EBRD’s Environmental and Social Policy.
  4. Assess and propose improvements to the methodology that concerns problem loan workout procedures.

3. Assist in implementing these recommendations.

Training

  1. Offer three types of training to Client personnel involved in MSME Lending:
  1. Generalist training: Train the Client’s loan officers on general business management topics such as key customer service skills, public speaking and time management.
  2. Specialist training: Provide training to specialised Client personnel in:
    1. financial analysis;
    2. project valuation (with particular focus on oil & gas, mining and agricultural business);
    3. best practices in liquidity and market risks modelling and stress-testing;
    4. Basel III and its applications;
    5. modelling methodology design under IFRS 9;
    6. assessment of instruments used to hedge financial risks; and
    7. stress-testing with multifactor models.
  3. Train-the-trainer: Ensure sustainability of training measures by coaching members of the ForteBank staff who will be responsible for delivering internal training to new loan officers. Help prepare training materials and curriculum for future use by the Client for internal training on identified topics. Oversee first training sessions in each identified subject conducted by the trained trainers for Forte’s staff to provide feedback.

Performance measurement and reporting

  1. Undertake a review of internal reporting and advise whether its format is appropriate and quality sufficiently high to give Client management a detailed and accurate picture of bank operations and outlook.
  2. Assist with implementation of additional elements into the reporting package to ensure cost- and time-efficient generation of data, strong quality and high value to management.

The Terms of Reference for the Assignment are available through this link .

Status of Selection Process: Interested firms or groups of firms are hereby invited to submit their proposals.

Assignment Duration: 18 months.

Maximum Cost Estimate Available for the Assignment: EUR 275,000 (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 EBRD’s Client will have to pay indirect taxes/VAT element to the services directly to the Consultant unless otherwise agreed.

Funding Source: It is expected that the Assignment will be funded by the European Union Investment Facility for Central Asia. Please note selection and contracting will be subject to the availability of funding and signing of related project financing agreement between EBRD and ForteBank.

Eligibility: There are no consultant nationality eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will have project experience and expertise in assisting banks with development of MSME business, strengthening credit and risk management, proven ability to help banks with devising and implementing lending policies, understand, recommend and implement appropriate training programmes for staff and preferably experience in or exposure to emerging markets and specifically of their banking sectors.

The Consultant will also be able to operate and provide training in English and Russian.

It is expected that the Consultant's team will comprise of the following key expert(s):

Key Expert 1: Project Manager/Team Leader (Senior MSME Lending Expert)

  • Professional experience and relevant qualifications (ideally more than 10 years) in MSME lending and demonstrable knowledge of Kazakhstan’s banking and MSME finance sector;
  • Preferably at least 10 years of expertise in the development of MSME lending and risk assessment methodologies and establishment of relevant business processes;
  • Preferably at least 10 years of experience in managing similar assignments in the Commonwealth of Independent States (“CIS”) region and/or other countries in the EBRD’s countries of operation (“ EBRD CoO”);
  • Professional experience in conducting training on the entire transaction cycle for MSME lending with excellent communication, training, and presentation skills;
  • Fluency in Russian and English is essential.

Key Expert 2: MSME Lending and Risk Management Expert

  • Preferably at least 5 years of previous professional experience in credit risk assessment of MSMEs;
  • Preferably at least 5 years of experience in the underwriting procedures of MSME lending, including pricing, loan structuring and monitoring;
  • Preferably at least 5 years of experience in MSME lending in commercial banks in the CIS region and/or other countries in the EBRD CoO;
  • Professional experience in conducting training on the entire transaction cycle for MSME lending with excellent communication, training, and presentation skills;
  • Fluency in Russian and English is essential.

Key Expert 3:  MSME Advisor – Training Expert

  • Preferably at least 5 years of experience in specialist training in financial analysis, project valuation, liquidity, market risks modeling and stress-testing, Basel III and IFRS 9;
  • Preferably at least 5 years of experience in hiring and training of staff;
  • Professional experience in conducting training on the entire transaction cycle for MSME lending with excellent communication, training, and presentation skills;
  • Fluency in Russian and English is essential.

Submission Requirements: Interested consultants are hereby invited to submit proposals.

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

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

b) Details of required experience of firm or group of firms and related assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contract value, contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, percentage carried out by consultant in case of association of firms or subcontracting, main activities, objectives;

c) Proposed work plan and methodology;

d) 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;

e) Financial Proposal;

f) Completed Consultant Declaration Form and Contact Sheet, the template for which is available at:

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

The above information should not exceed 20 pages in total, excluding CVs, which should not exceed 2 pages each, Consultant Declaration Form and Contact Sheet.

The technical proposal (including CVs, Contact Sheet, Declaration Form) are to be submitted in English and Russian electronically by e-mail, clearly labelled ForteBank – MSME Lending Capacity Building, to the Executing Agency’s contact person no later than the closing date. One additional copy shall reach the Bank’s contact person by the same due date. The proposal 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 proposal into further files.

The financial proposal in English will be sent the Client’s contact person in a separate sealed envelope clearly marked with tenderer’s name and “Financial Proposal - ForteBank: MSME Lending Capacity Building - DO NOT OPEN UNTIL COMPLETION OF TECHNICAL EVALUATION”

Executing Agency: ForteBank
Name of contact: Dinara Raizhanova
Title: Head of FI
Tel: +7 (7172) 59 99 99
E-mail: draizhanova@fortebank.com; fi@fortebank.com

The EBRD's Contact Person:
Name of contact: Larissa Gosling
Title: Selection Advisor
Technical Co-operation
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: +44 207338 6338
Email: gosling@ebrd.com

Important Notes:

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

2. The evaluation criteria are:

a) Experience, qualification and competence of the Consultant and the proposed team related to the Assignment – 1) experience in assignments focused on MSME Lending Capacity Building, 2) knowledge of the local banking sector and relevant experience in the country, and 3) qualifications and competences directly related to the Assignment (40%).
b) Adequacy of proposed approach and work plan to the TOR: 1) understanding of Assignment and relevance of the proposed approach and 2) work plan and team assignment (30%).
c) Qualification and experience of key experts proposed (30%).

The minimum technical score (St) required to pass is:  70.       

Please note that only the Financial Proposals from Consultants passing the minimum technical score (St) will be opened.  The lowest evaluated Financial Proposal (Fm) is given the maximum financial score (Sf) of 100.  The formula for determining the financial scores (Sf) of all other Proposals is calculated as following:

Sf = 100 x Fm/ F, in which “Sf” is the financial score, “Fm” is the lowest price, and “F” the price of the proposal under consideration.

The weights given to the Technical (T) and Financial (P) Proposals are:
T = 80 and
P = 20

Proposals are ranked according to their combined technical (St) and financial (Sf) scores using the weights (T = the weight given to the Technical Proposal; P = the weight given to the Financial Proposal; T + P = 1) as following:  S = St x T% + Sf x P%.

Shalkiya

 | Published June 1, 2016  -  Deadline August 1, 2016
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Invitation for expression of interest in construction of a combined cycle power plant

Tau-Ken Samruk JSC is planning construction of gas-fired combined cycle power plant (CCPP) to meet the needs in electricity and heat energy as well as to enhance reliability of power supply to Shalkiya mining and processing complex, located in Zhanakorgan district, near Shalkiya village of Kyzylorda region.

Designed capacity of the CCPP shall be ca 75-80 MW and its thermal capacity for heating and hot water supply should be at least 13-15 Gcal.

It is assumed that CCPP will include inter alia

  • two gas turbine units with the capacity ca 30 MW each;
  • two heat-recovery boilers;
  • one steam turbine ca 20 MW;
  • transformers 220kV/6-10kV;
  • auxiliary equipment.

CCPP will need to support the following operation modes:

  • Gas turbine operation without heat-recovery boiler;
  • Gas turbine with heat-recovery boiler + steam turbine in condensing and/or cogeneration (heat-extraction) mode;
  • Two gas turbines operating without heat-recovery boiler;
  • Two gas turbines with heat-recovery boilers + steam turbine in condensing and/or cogeneration (heat-extraction) mode;
  • Heat-recovery boilers and steam turbine in condensing and/or cogeneration mode. Heat recovery boilers shall have a burner to work without gas turbines.

Construction of CCPP will be subject to EPC contracting on a turnkey basis. The contract will include the entire necessary infrastructure (gas pipeline, the power distribution scheme, water supply, sewerage, etc.).

 

It is planned that the contractor will provide financing for the project.

All interested companies may obtain further information and register their interest to participate in the project at the following address:

 

Tau-Ken Samruk JSC
Floor 13, Block B
8 Kunayev street, Emerald Square Business Center
Astana, 010000, Kazakhstan
Contact persons:

Bakhytzhan Yussupov
+7 7172 55 9184
b.yusupov@tks.kz

Abylai Hudaibergenov
+7 7172 559365
a.khudaibergenov@tks.kz

 

KZ SKILLS AND JOBS PROJECT - P150183

Ministry of Healthcare and Social Development | Published September 7, 2016  -  Deadline September 29, 2016
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Kzsj-2.1/cs-01-qcbs - On Needs Assessment And Development Of Action Plan For Improvement Of Employment Centers (employment Units) And Rural District Akimats Of The Republic Of Kazakhstan REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OFINTEREST KAZAKHSTAN SKILLS and JOBS PROJECT Loan ? 8490-KZ Assignment Title:  On needsassessment and development ofaction plan for improvement of employment centers (employment units) and ruraldistrict akimats of the Republic of Kazakhstan. ReferenceNo. (as per ProcurementPlan): KZSJ-2.1/CS-01-QCBS. The Republic of Kazakhstan hasreceived financing from the World Banktoward the cost of the Skills and Jobs Project, and intends toapplypart of the proceeds for consulting services. The consulting services ("theServices") include assessingneeds andexisting capacity of employmentcenters (EC), (employment units) and rural district akimatsas well as develop an action plan for improvedand extended service provision through theEC. Expected results: Assessedneeds and existing capacity of the EC (EU), rural district akimats Developedcost estimated and phased action plan on modernization for improved andextended service provision by EC and rural district akimats Updatedand developed statistical and reporting forms that pertain to projectbeneficiaries Trainingsseminars for the EC (EU) staff, round tables, trainings on presentation ofdeveloped documents. Expected duration of the Assignment is 28 months. The Ministry ofHealthcare and Social Development of theRepublic of Kazakhstan now invites eligibleconsulting firms("Consultants") toindicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultantsshould provide information demonstrating that they have the requiredqualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The shortlistingcriteria are: Consultant should have at least5 years of experience in government or international projects in the area ofassessment and compilation of development plans and provide a proof itsinvolvement in those projects; Experienceof at least 3 years in providing relevant services; Organizationalstructure should include at least 12 qualified specialists (consultants,experts) with expertise in drafting different assessment methodologies,conducting assessment, making comparison of main development indicators,building business processes as well as specialists in the area of ensuringemployment of the population and/or employment services. Theattention ofinterested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDACredits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers (January 2011, revised June2014) ("Consultant Guidelines", setting forth the World Bank's policyonconflict of interest. Consultants mayassociate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a subconsultancyto enhance their qualifications. A Consultant will beselected in accordance with the Quality- and Cost-Based Selection (QCBS) methodset out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further informationcan be obtained at the address below during office hours from 09.00 to 18.00 hours, Astanatime. Expressions ofinterest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (inperson,or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail by September29, 2016. Skills and Jobs ProjectManagement Unit (PMU) Ministry of Healthcare andSocial Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan 29 Syganak Str., Office #1507, 010000 Astana, Kazakhstan Tel: +7 771 593 0290  (cellular), +7 702 999 2241 (cellular) E-mail: kzsj.procurement@gmail.com

KAZAKHSTAN ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROJECT - P130013

Electricity and Energy Efficiency Development InstituteJSC | Published August 13, 2016  -  Deadline August 31, 2016
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Energy Audit, Design Estimates Documentation (ded), Designer Supervision, Technical Monitoring And Evaluation And Commissioning Of Energy Efficiency Investment Subprojects (wko, Aktobe, Kostanay, Nko, Akmola, Karaganda, Almaty And Astana) (13 Subprojects) REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST Country: KAZAKHSTAN Project: KAZAKHSTAN ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROJECT TF GrantNo.014185 Project ID: 130013 Assignment Title: Consulting services on Energy audit, Design Estimates Documentation (DED), Designer Supervision, Technical Monitoring andEvaluation and Commissioning of Energy Efficiency Investment Subprojects (WKO, Aktobe, Kostanay, NKO, Akmola, Karaganda, Almaty andAstana) (13 subprojects) Reference No. KZEEP/CS/CQ ? 05 The Republic of Kazakhstan has received financing fromthe World Bank acting as Administrator of the Single Donor Trust Fundforthe Energy Efficiency and Youth Corps Programs (Trust Fund), towards the cost of the Energy Efficiency Project executed by the"Energy Efficiency Development Institute (Kazakhenergoexpertise)" JSC, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consultingservices. The consulting services ("the Services") include detailed energy audits of selected subprojects proposed for retrofit; development of design assignmentsand Act of deficiencies for the preparation ofdesign estimates documentation (DED); preparation of DED;  assistance to the Clientwith the preparation of bidding documents and evaluation of technical bids; performance designer's (author's) supervision accordingto relevant government regulations; and conduction of technical monitoring and evaluation (TME) for energy efficiency retrofits. Duration of theassignment: - Energy audit of buildings,development and submission of Design Estimates Documentation (DED) with positive conclusion of state expertise for the selectedprojects to be renovated: within 5, 5months maximum from the date of Contact signing; - Designer supervision: from the startof construction works up to commissioning. The "Electric Power and Energy Saving Development Institute (Kazakhenergoexpertiza)" JSC now inviteseligible consulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants shouldprovide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to provide the Services. The shortlistingcriteria are: - Experience of at least 4 years in performance of detailed energyaudits for public buildings and street lighting systems; preparation of DED for buildings and constructions; performance oftechnical examination of reliability and stability of buildings and constructions and performance of designer supervision ofconstruction works as well as experience of at least 5 years; -  Availability of a license for project activity of II category, and a license for survey work, accreditation onconduct of technical examination of reliability and stability of buildings and constructions. The attention of interested Consultants  is drawn to paragraphs 1.9 and 1.11 of the World Bank'sGuidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants underIBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers (January 2011, revised June 2014) ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth theWorld Bank's policy on conflict of interest and eligibility. Consultants may submit their EOI as an individual firm or inassociation in the form of a joint venture or a subconsultancy. All the members of the joint venture shall be jointly and severallyliable for the entire assignment. However, the experience ofsub-consultant will not be considered while short-listing. A  Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Selection Based on the Consultants' Qualifications (CQS) setout in the Consultant Guidelines. The best-qualified and experienced firm shall be selected and only this one selectedfirm shall beasked to submit a combined technical and financial proposal. Further information can be obtained at the address below duringoffice hours from 9.00 a.m. until 1800 p.m.(local time). Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form tothe address below (in person, or by mail,or by e-mail) by August 31,2016. "Electricity and Energy Efficiency Development Institute(Kazakhenergoexpertiza)" JSC Attn: Mr. Rassul Amerguzhin, Project Manager 11th Floor, "7 Continent" Business Centre, 40, Kenesary str. 010000 Astana, Kazakhstan Tel: +7 7172 72 9378, +7 7172 72 93 81 E-mail: srop@mail.ru, 1050@kazee.kz,7984392@mail.ru