This Invitation for Prequalification follows the General Procurement Notice for this project which was published on the EBRD website, Project Procurement Notices (http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/project.shtml) on October 03, 2016.
Joint Stock Company “National Company “KazautoZhol” of the Republic of Kazakhstan, hereinafter referred to as “the Client”, intends using part of the proceeds of a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, hereinafter referred to as “the Bank”, towards the cost of “Kurty-Burylbaital” Road Reconstruction Project under “Center-South” Corridor.
The Client intends prequalifying firms and joint ventures to tender for the following contract, hereinafter referred to as “the Contract”, to be funded from part of the proceeds of the loan:
Completion period is expected to be 39 months with further Defect Notification Period of 24 months.
To be prequalified for tendering for the Contract, the applicant must demonstrate to the Client that it substantially satisfies the requirements regarding experience, personnel, equipment, financial position and litigation history as detailed in the Prequalification documents and briefly summarised below:
The applicant shall have an average annual turnover as a contractor over the last 5 years (i.e. 2011-2015) of equivalent of USD 65 mln. The turnover value in other currencies than the defined currency should be recalculated into that currency based on the exchange rate as of the 1st of July of each year reported, as set by National Bank of Republic of Kazakhstan.
The following specific operations and works experience shall be demonstrated:
The applicant shall demonstrate that it has access to, or has available, liquid assets, unencumbered real assets, lines of credit, and other financial means sufficient to meet the construction cash flow for the contract for a period of three months, estimated as USD 10 mln, taking into account the applicant's commitments in other contracts.
Prequalification and tendering for contracts to be financed with the proceeds of a loan from the Bank is open to firms and joint ventures of firms from any country and is governed by the EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules.. 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/Employer's country.
Prequalification documents may be obtained from the office at the address below or viа e-mail subject to provision of written request to obtain prequalification document signed by an authorized representative on a company letterhead.
The prequalification documents must be duly completed and delivered to the address below, on or before January 20, 2016, 3 p.m. (Astana time). Documents which are received late may be rejected and returned unopened.
Interested firms may obtain further information from, and inspect and acquire the prequalification documents at the following office:
Mrs. Aida Akunzhanova
Senior specialist for co-ordination and monitoring of purchases
Joint Stock Company “National Company “KazAutoZhol”
Astana, 010000, Republic of Kazakhstan
8, Amman str., Business Centre “Milano”, office 210
Tel.: +7 (7172) 72-95-77
The Invitation for Expressions of Interest follows the General Procurement Notice for this project published in Procurement Opportunities, on the EBRD website on 3rd October 2016.
JSC NC “KazAvtoZhol” (the Employer, the client) intends using the proceeds of the loan towards the cost of “Kurty - Burylbaital” Road Reconstruction Project under “Centre - South” Corridor where the services of the Construction Supervision Consultant are required.
The Employer invites expressions of interest from suitably qualified firms who are interested in providing assistance to the Employer to facilitate the timely and effective implementation of the Project by advising the Employer on the administration of the EBRD-funded Contract/s with due diligence and by carrying out the duties of the Engineer assigned to him in the Contract/s which will be a re-measurement unit rate contract based on FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Construction, MDB Harmonized edition, 2010. The Consultant shall exercise the authority attributable to the Engineer, as specified in or necessarily implied from the Contract/s, to ensure timely, satisfactory completion of the Works in accordance with the Contract/s. The works on following section are considered:
(i) Km 2152 - 2214 Reconstruction of the section of the road “Kurty - Burylbaital” 62 km long with four lanes, asphalt concrete paving according to I B category standards.
The assignment is expected to start in beginning of 2017 and last about 39-months plus 24-months covering defects liability period plus several months for the Performance Certificate issue and other closing activities.
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/ Resident Engineer
• 1 (one) Road Engineer
• 1 (one) Bridges and Artificial Structures Engineer
• 1 (one) Quality and Materials Engineer
• 1 (one) Environmental and Social expert
Also, the Consultant shall envisage the group of following non-key technical support staff:
• 1 (one) Land Surveyor
• 1 (one) Quantity Surveyor
• 1 (one) Laboratory Assistant
• 1 (one) Office Manager
• 2 (two) Translators/Interpreters
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.
In order to determine the capability and experience of consulting firms seeking to be shortlisted, the information submitted shall include the following:
• General information about the company (date of creation, company profile, the number of staff);
• The description of experience with reflection of experience of similar tasks for the last five years (i.e. 2012-2016), with indication of works location (country). Information for each project shall include, at least, the following:
- name of the project, location, tasks and short description of project works;
- form of the contract applied during construction/reconstruction of road and its condition (e.g. FIDIC, NEC, etc.);
- role of the company in the contract;
- availability of any partner or mother companies and their roles;
- commencement and completion dates;
- project cost, length of road, technical category of the road;
- Employer and source of financing of the project;
-functions and tasks including applicable to national and/or international codes and standards, certificates
In case of omission of any of the above project features, the project may be dismissed during evaluation.
The above information should not exceed 50 pages.
Evaluation criteria of Expressions of Interest:
• Sub criteria
• core business and years of experience
• technical and administrative capacity
• Experience of consultant specific to the assignment*
• Experience of consultant specific to the region ((the realized projects on road supervision in the countries of the former Union of Soviet and Socialistic Republics (USSR))
* completed projects on supervision of construction/reconstruction of roads of I (first) technical category implemented from proceeds of IFI (Asian Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Islamic Development Bank and World Bank/International Bank for Reconstruction and Development or similar) and/or by rules of FIDIC will be considered as similar to the assignment.
The language of the expressions of interest is Russian language. In cases of discrepancy of the submitted documents Russian version shall prevail. Documents in the application have to be binded and numbered.
1 (one) copy of the above information in Russian and 1(one) copy in English should be submitted to the address below in an envelope marked "Expression of Interest for “Kurty - Burylbaital” Road Reconstruction Project, section km 2152 - km 2214, under “Centre - South” Corridor, Construction Supervision Consultant", for delivery not later than January 9, 2017, 3 PM (Astana time).
Point the name of the addressee of JSC “NC Kazavtozhol”, the name, the country, phone and an e-mail address of the applicant on the envelope.
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. Akunzhanova,
Senior Specialist of Department of Procurement Coordination and Monitoring
JSC NC “KazAvtoZhol”
8 Amman Street, 2 floor, office 210
index 010000, Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan
Tel: +7 (7172) 72-95-77, +7 (7172) 57-06-72
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
The Enhanced Partnership Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Modernisation Framework and the District Heating Modernisation Framework: CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME PANEL OF PRE-QUALIFIED CONSULTANTS
The Enhanced Partnership Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Modernisation Framework and the District Heating Modernisation Framework (the "Frameworks") are an integral part of the Enhanced Partnership Framework Arrangement ("EPFA") signed between the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the "EBRD" or the "Bank") and the Government of Kazakhstan ("GoK").
The EBRD and the GoK have agreed to a packaged Technical Cooperation ("TC") approach that would support all EPFA co-financed sub-projects in Kazakhstan and in 2016 launched a Corporate Development Programme ("CDP") Framework (the "CDP Framework") aimed to support commercialisation of the Bank’s clients.
The beneficiaries of the CDP Framework are municipal water/wastewater or district heating enterprises (each, the "Company" or the "Beneficiary"), wholly owned by the respective city or region (each, the "City").
Each Beneficiary under the CDP Framework is at differing stages of corporate development and will require a variety of types of support to continue to improve their capacity.
Assignment Description: The EBRD is now seeking to expand the list of consultancy firms prequalified for the CDP assignments under the Framework (the "Consultants") by pre-shortlisting up to eight firms as Preferred Suppliers. The firms pre-shortlisted by the EBRD will be eligible for participation in the next stage of consultant selection – evaluation of proposals for specific assignments - to be managed by EBRD respective clients. The selected Consultants will support the Beneficiaries in implementing individual Corporate Development Programmes over the 2016-2019 period. The Preferred Suppliers shortlist would be refreshed every 1-2 years depending on demand to ensure a competitive approach is maintained.
The general scope of services required is described in the terms of reference, which is accessible through this link.
For each individual CDP assignment, a secondary competition will be launched by the Beneficiaries, whereby the EBRD clients will select and engage the Consultants following evaluation of proposals received from the pre-selected Preferred Suppliers.
Consultants will be engaged for the individual assignments in accordance with the EBRD’s Procurement Policies and Rules (“PP&Rs”). The Bank, on behalf of the Beneficiary, may send to some or all consultant(s) from the Preferred Suppliers list terms of reference for the individual assignments. Terms of reference will include a description of the tasks to be performed, time-schedules and reporting instructions. The Consultant(s) will respond by sending to the Bank’s Client a technical and financial proposal for the specific assignment together with details of the expert(s) proposed to carry out the work. The Bank’s Client will then assess the response(s) and – subject to successful negotiations – the Bank will issue a contract for the individual assignment for signatures by the Client and the selected Consultant.
Status of Selection Process: Interested firms or groups of firms are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest to be included into preferred suppliers list.
Secondary Competition: The secondary competition is expected to be launched in the first quarter of 2017 and run until 2018.
Cost Estimate for an individual CDP for one Client: up to EUR 230,000.00 (exclusive of VAT). Subject to availability of funding.
The Consultant must determine whether any indirect taxes/VAT are chargeable on the proposed services and state the basis for such. If any indirect taxes/VAT are payable, the Client will have to pay indirect taxes/VAT element to the services directly to the Consultant unless otherwise agreed.
Funding Source: It is expected that the individual assignments will be funded through the EBRD's Technical Cooperation Funds Programme.
Eligibility: There are no consultant nationality eligibility restrictions. Consultant selection and contracting will be subject to availability of funding.
Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms preferably with previous project experience related to:
1. Development and implementation of corporate development programmes of comparable nature, scale, and complexity to the CDP.
2. Development and implementation of Financial and Operational Performance Improvement Programmes in organisations comparable to the municipal entities in Kazakhstan.
3. Drafting and implementing Public Service Contract in countries with comparable conditions to Kazakhstan.
The Consultant's team is expected to contain the following key experts:
1. Key Senior Water and Wastewater Engineering Experts
Expert with preferably 10 years of previous professional experience in providing of consultancy support in the municipal water and wastewater sector in countries with comparable conditions to Kazakhstan. Knowledge of KPI for water/waste water utilities is essential.
2. Key Senior District Heating Engineering Expert
Expert with preferably10 years of previous professional experience in providing of consultancy support in the municipal district heating sector in countries with comparable conditions to Kazakhstan. Knowledge of KPI for district heating utilities is essential.
3. Key Senior Business Development, Accounting and Financial Expert
Expert with preferably 10 years of previous professional experience in providing business development, accounting and financial advisory services, including to public utilities, in countries with comparable conditions to Kazakhstan.
4. Team Leader
Team leader with preferably 10 years of international and local previous professional experience in providing consultancy support in complex assignment of the similar nature and scale. Team Leader is expected to be involved in all secondary assignment.
5. Key Senior Regulatory and Tariff Expert
Expert with preferably 10 years of previous professional experience in tariff regulation in water/waste water and district heating sectors in countries with comparable conditions to Kazakhstan.
6. Key Senior Environmental and Social Expert
Expert with preferably 10 years or more of previous professional experience in the successful implementation of comparable assignments and with demonstrated knowledge of the environmental and social standards of the EBRD or other comparable institutions.
7. Key Senior Legal Expert
Expert with preferably 10 years knowledge of local legislation, experience of developing Public Service Contracts, and possibly policy and legal drafting and advisory expertise in working with countries from the region; Understanding of Kazakh legislation is essential. CV shall demonstrate experience with Public Service Contracts, Performance Based Management Contracts drafting and implementation.
Only one expert per category shall be included and will be evaluated. This expert will lead and implement respective scope of work on all secondary assignments. Other experts will be evaluated under criteria “Availability of local/junior experts”.
The pool of local/junior experts shall be available to support Key Experts and shall include technical, accounting, legal experts.
All key experts shall be fluent in written and spoken English. It is essential that the Consultant’s team contains Key Experts fluent in Russian. If some of key experts are not fluent in Russian consultant shall demonstrate that high quality translation will be arranged.
Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants seeking to be shortlisted for this Assignment, the information submitted should include the following:
1. Company/group of firms’ profile, organisation and staffing (max. 2-4 pages).
2. Details of previous project experience or similar assignments particularly undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contract value, contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided (if different from duration) , main activities, objectives.
3. Approach and Methodology for CDP assignment, including CVs of key senior experts who could carry out the Assignment detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments, particularly assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, main activities, objectives.
4. Experts’ fee rates to be proposed for the CDP assignments .
5. Completed Consultant Declaration Form and Contact Sheet, the template for which is available from the following web-link:
The above information should not exceed 25 pages excluding CVs and contact sheet.
The complete expression of interest (including CVs, Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet) should be submitted, in English electronically through e-Selection, to reach the Bank not later than the closing date. The expression of interest should ideally be in one file (pdf) not to exceed 4MB.
EBRD Contact Person:
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: + 44 20 73386338
1. Pre-qualified consultants will be considered for shortlisting for specific CDP assignments by the EBRD clients .
2. The criteria for pre-qualification:
(i) Specific experience and capability of the consultant firm(s) related to the assignment: 20%
(ii) Approach and methodology: 20%
(iii) Qualifications of Key Experts: 50%
(iv) Availability of local/junior staff and knowledge of Russian: 10%