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Support for EBRD Risk-Sharing Framework (RSF) and other risk sharing products for SMEs in Albania

 | Published November 6, 2017  -  Deadline November 30, 2017
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Project Description: 

 

The Risk Sharing Framework (“RSF” or the “Framework”, formerly known as “MCFF”) aims to assist local partner banks (“PBs”) in meeting the financing needs of successful small and medium-sized enterprises that have begun to outgrow the countries’ financial sector. Local banks’ ability to support the growth of such companies is often constrained by single-borrower exposure limits imposed by central banks or by their own internal guidelines that aim to manage loan portfolio concentration. Through the Framework, the EBRD offers PBs funded or unfunded risk-participation schemes in US dollars, euro or local currency, under which the EBRD will take usually 50 per cent (exceptionally up to 65 per cent) of the risk of sub-loans extended by the PBs under this Framework. The sub-loans are made only to eligible clients that meet pre-agreed eligibility criteria. Sub-loans under the Framework can amount to up to €20 million and have a maximum tenor of 10 years.

The EBRD from time to time engages credit advisors to strengthen the knowledge of the Framework amongst PBs, increase the number of sub-loans signed and improve the quality of RSF transactions.

Assignment Description:

EBRD wishes to engage a local transaction support advisor (the “RSF Consultant”) to be based in Tirana, Albania with the aim to strengthen the knowledge of the Framework amongst PBs, increase the number of sub-loans signed and improve the quality of RSF transactions. While Albania will be the primary country of focus, engagement with PBs in other countries of the Western Balkans may also be envisaged during the assignment. The RSF Consultant will be available during a two-year period (with potential extension based on the performance) to provide trainings on the Framework for PBs and assist with preparing and delivering strong RSF sub-project proposals. As a result, this will serve to improve PBs’ experience of the Framework, and will develop continuity of preparing and delivering similar quality sub-projects by the PBs.

The major task of the RSF Consultant will be to work with the PB’s Corporate Lending Department specialists, sub-borrowers, and EBRD team on a daily basis in order to deliver a strong pipeline of credit proposals, prepared in accordance with the procedures outlined in the Participation Agreement, signed between EBRD and the PBs.

The RSF Consultant’s objectives are as follows:

Working with PBs

  • strengthening the PB bankers’ knowledge of the Framework;
  • ensuring that all necessary integrity related, financial, technical, market and environmental due diligence on borrowers and projects proposed for financing under the Framework has been carried out;
  • direct involvement in delivering high-quality project proposals, compliant with the EBRD standards. Including:
  • together with PB bankers identifying the pipeline of qualifying sub-borrowers and projects, complying with the EBRD requirements and suitable for the RSF; providing the pipeline of these projects to the EBRD;
  • making sure PBs have good understanding of what RSF is, what projects are eligible and what EBRD requirements are;
  • working closely with PB bankers throughout the entire cycle of sub-project preparation, starting from assessment up to the final approval document (Exhibit C) to be presented for the EBRD’s approval. Coaching PB bankers in areas that require assistance;
  • leading the development of financial models for the sub-projects.

Working with EBRD

  • frequent interaction with and reporting to the RSF OL and the Country Head with respect to pipeline development processes and issue resolution;
  • regular contacts with Resident Office and Sector Team bankers with regards to project development and reflection of EBRD appetite into proposed transactions;
  • active interaction with local Advice for Small Businesses (ASB) team in identifying potential clients for RSF eligibility and further introduction to PBs.

Working with third parties

  • regular interaction with local businesses, investment advisory firms and equity funds to search for eligible financing transactions for RSF pipeline contribution;
  • if necessary, participation in local conferences and exhibitions to actively pitch the RSF to new business leads.

Other activities

  • Consultant will be expected to perform other tasks, duties and activities as assigned by the RSF OL and Country Head.

The Consultant will be based in Tirana Resident Office with frequent visits to PBs’ premises and sub-borrowers in the field in close cooperation with the PBs and the EBRD RO or Sector bankers.

All deliverables will be prepared in English, however everyday working language with PBs is expected to be either English or Albanian.

Status of Selection Process: Interested individual consultants are hereby invited to submit their expressions of interest.

Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in January 2018 and have an estimated overall duration of two years.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: It is envisaged that the Assignment will be mainly based in Tirana, Albania, requiring full time equivalent of work during the two year period. This should serve as guidance for a budget estimate and will be discussed as part of contract negotiations with the selected Consultant.

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

Funding Source: It is expected that the Assignment will be funded by the EBRD Technical Cooperation Funds.

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile: The RSF Consultant is expected to have strong credit and financial analysis skills as well as relevant transaction experience either in a financial institution or financial advisory firm.

The Consultant shall be an individual, with strong professional experience in the following areas:

  • Corporate banking, project finance, or background of working with leading financial advisory firms
  • Due diligence, project writing, financial modelling and risk assessment
  • Communication and convincing/ negotiation skills are key
  • Local market experience
  • Fluency in English and Albanian required

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

a) Cover letter (max. 1 page) summarising why the expert believes to satisfy the requirements as defined in the above section Consultant Profile;

b) CV (not exceeding 3 pages) detailing qualifications, professional and academic background, full descriptions of responsibilities carried out on similar assignments (not just job title), particularly assignments undertaken in the previous five years. The CV should include information on contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, main activities, objectives.

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

The EBRD's Contact Person:

Larissa Gosling
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: +44 207 338 6338
Email: goslingl@ebrd.com

(Submissions should be sent through eSelection and NOT to this email address)

Notes:

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

2. Depending on the quality of applications received the EBRD may invite the highest-ranked (up to 6) candidates for interviews to be conducted via Skype or a conference call. The interview is expected to take approximately 1 hour and costs are not reimbursable by EBRD.

3. The shortlist selection criteria and weightings are as follows:

  • Consultant’s previous experience in corporate banking, project finance, or financial advisory, including conducting due diligence assignments, project preparation, financial modelling and risk assessment (60%)
  • Consultant’s previous experience and knowledge of the local banking and corporate markets (40%)

 

 

 

 

RFP on Curricula Development and Training Delivery on Self-employment and Business Planning

Country office - ALBANIA | Published November 16, 2017  -  Deadline December 11, 2017
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RFP on Curricula Development and Training Delivery on Self-employment and Business Planning

Consulting, SME business plans for energy from biomass

United Nations (UN); UNIDO | Published October 3, 2017  -  Deadline March 20, 2024
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Consulting, industrial diversification / business climate

EU-Kommission/Europäische Union | Published December 7, 2017  -  Deadline September 20, 2017
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Armenia Strengthening Insolvency and Restructuring Framework

 | Published March 15, 2017  -  Deadline April 3, 2017
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Project Description: Armenia introduced a number of amendments to its 2006 Insolvency Law, which came into effect in June 2016. The amendments included a new pre-insolvency reorganisation procedure and a stronger moratorium on creditor enforcement in reorganisation. Nevertheless there is a widely held perception across stakeholder groups that a debtor’s business cannot be reorganised in formal insolvency proceedings and the number of reorganisation cases initiated in Armenia remains very low. There are also weaknesses in the existing system of regulation and supervision of insolvency office holders (“IOHs”) which has led to complaints from insolvency stakeholders.

The Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia (the “MoJ”) has therefore requested the assistance of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “EBRD” or the “Bank”) with a general review of the country’s corporate insolvency law framework, with particular focus on corporate reorganisation and strengthening of the supervisory regime for insolvency practitioners. In addition, the MoJ has asked the EBRD to help to improve the level of key stakeholder knowledge and awareness of the new Armenian insolvency framework. This would be conducted through outreach activities including workshops and written guidance on the new insolvency procedures. A further task will be capacity building for IOHs, which is essential for successful implementation of the Insolvency Law.

Therefore, the Bank intends to engage a consultancy firm (the “Legal Consultant” or the “Consultant”) to implement the above referenced project (the “Project”).

The Project will be structured in two parts: (i) Part 1 - assistance to the MoJ with the insolvency framework; and (ii) Part 2 - assistance to the MoJ with outreach activities for stakeholders and a written guide for stakeholders to the Armenian insolvency framework and assistance on capacity building and training of IOHs.

The overarching objective of the Legal Consultant during Part 1 of this Project is to review and identify weaknesses in the Armenian corporate insolvency law framework, with focus on corporate reorganisation and the supervisory and regulatory framework for IOHs, and to assist the MoJ with any necessary amendments to the legislation. Subject to: (i) availability of funding; (iii) satisfactory performance of the Legal Consultant; and (iii) the Bank’s request, Part 2 of the Project is expected to commence. The objectives of Part 2 are expected to be to raise stakeholders’ awareness and understanding of the Armenian insolvency framework and to assist with capacity building and training for IOHs in key areas of insolvency practice including reorganisation.

Activities to be undertaken by the Legal Consultant are expected to include:

Part 1

Task 1: Legislative Review and Drafting

(i) preliminary review of the corporate insolvency framework in Armenia, focused on corporate reorganisation, analysing any legislative and/or implementation weaknesses identified in the insolvency framework, and setting out clear recommendations for addressing the identified impediments (“Insolvency Law Review”). The Insolvency Law Review should benchmark the existing corporate restructuring and insolvency framework practice in Armenia against international best practices and with reference to practical cases and examples;

(ii) presentation of the Insolvency Law Review to the MoJ for discussion and consultation; and (iii) expert assistance to the MoJ to prepare draft amendments to the Insolvency Law to address any major shortcomings identified in the Insolvency Law Review.

Task 2: Assessment of Supervisory and Regulatory Framework for insolvency office holders

(i) assessment of the existing supervisory regime for IOHs (the “IOH Assessment”), which identifies any existing weaknesses and proposes ways in which supervision of IOHs could be strengthened within the existing self-regulatory framework, drawing on the findings of the 2014 EBRD assessment of IOHs in 27 countries of operations (see

http://assessment.ebrd.com/insolvency-office-holders/2014/report.html );

(ii) presentation of the IOH Assessment to the MoJ for discussion and consultation; and

(iii) expert assistance to the MoJ to prepare draft amendments to the Insolvency Law and/or any ancillary legislation to implement the key recommendations contained in the IOH Assessment.

Part 2

Task 1: Capacity building for insolvency office holders

(i) preparation of a training methodology and programme, with reference to the issues identified in the Insolvency Law review; and

(ii) delivery of a two to three day module to up to three groups of IOHs on selected topics, highlighting relevant changes in the insolvency framework and focusing on how to achieve the overall objectives of insolvency law.

Task 2: Guidance and outreach for key stakeholders

(i) drafting of a guide for insolvency stakeholders on the key provisions of the Insolvency Law; and two to three workshops or, alternatively, one workshop and a conference

(ii) on the overall objectives and purpose of insolvency and restructuring for public and private sector participants.

The complete Terms of Reference for this Project are available via the following link:

http://www.ebrd.com/documents/technical-cooporation/tor-strengthening-armenias-insolvency-legal-consultant.docx

Project Start Date and Duration: It is expected that the Project should start in April 2017 and should last 18 months.

Maximum Cost Estimate: The total maximum cost estimate for this Project is expected not to exceed EUR 178,983.00, exclusive of VAT, in particular:

Part 1 - EUR 83,335.00; exclusive of VAT.

Part 2EUR 95,648.00; exclusive of VAT. Part 2 of the Project is expected to commence subject to: (i) availability of funding; (ii), satisfactory performance of the Legal Consultant; (iii) the Bank’s needs. The Bank reserves the right to contract the Legal Consultant for Part 1 only.

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

Funding Source: It is anticipated that this Project will be financed through the EBRD Technical Cooperation Programme. Selection and contracting will be subject to availability of funding.

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.

Consultant profile: The Legal Consultant shall be a firm or a group of firms, with previous project experience in corporate insolvency and restructuring frameworks and practices, including reviewing and drafting laws and sub-legal instruments related to insolvency and restructuring and IOH regulation, preferably with focus on corporate reorganisation. The Legal Consultant should also have extensive experience in capacity building and outreach.

The Legal Consultant’s expert team should include the following key experts (the “Key Experts”):

a) Key Expert No 1: Team Leader - a senior international insolvency and restructuring expert with deep knowledge and preferably at least 12 years of relevant and extensive "hands-on" experience in assessing corporate insolvency and restructuring frameworks and practices available to dedicate time to travel in the country where the Project is being carried out;

b) Key Expert No 2: Training Expert - An experienced training professional, with extensive experience in insolvency and restructuring s and practices to oversee and conduct training and knowledge transfer components foreseen under the Project, and

c). Key Expert No 3: Local Legal Advisor – a local Insolvency and Restructuring expert who is be able to contribute to the drafting of the necessary legislative documents, templates, guidelines, and other materials, with a thorough understanding of the objectives of the reform. The Local Legal Advisor must have excellent interpersonal skills and will be responsible for keeping the contacts with all key stakeholders during the project implementation. Detailed knowledge of the local legal, economic and governmental environment and working methods are essential.

In addition to Key Experts, the Legal Consultant’s expert team is expected to include experienced experts and analysts with high-level legal, regulatory, economic and financial expertise in insolvency and restructuring and ideally previous experience in drafting laws and regulations.

All Key Experts should be fluent in English. The Local Legal Advisor and the Training Expert should be also fluent in Armenian.

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

(a) Firm’s profile, organisation and staffing (max. 2-4 pages);

(b) Details of firm’s previous project experience or similar assignments particularly undertaken in the previous 10 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), assignment budget, percentage carried out by consultant in case of association of firms or subcontracting, main activities, objectives, etc;

(c) Separately for Part 1 and Part 2 of the Project: Methodology for implementing the tasks to deliver the expected outcome and outputs, and the degree of details of such output(s) and ii) a Proposed Work Plan outlining the plan for the implementation of the main activities/tasks of the Project, their duration plus milestones and (max. 4 pages);

(d) CVs of Key Experts who could carry out the Project detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments, particularly assignments undertaken in the previous 5 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) Completed Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet, the template for which is available from the following web-link: http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet.doc The expression of interest shall not exceed 20 pages excluding CVs and contact/declaration sheet.

Failure to include correctly completed and signed Consultant Declaration may result in the applicant being disqualified from the selection process for this Project.

(f) Financial Proposal, separately for Part 1 (for EUR 83,335.00) and Part 2 (for EUR 95,648.00) of the Project, in the format provided in Annex 1 to the Terms of Reference for the Project (available via the above referenced link)

The above information should not exceed 35 pages excluding CVs and Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet.

The complete expression of interest (including CVs and Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet) should be submitted, in English electronically through e-Selection, to reach the Bank not later than the closing date. The expression of interest shall be one file (pdf).

EBRD Contact Person:

Marina Matushina

Advisor, Technical Cooperation

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

One Exchange Square

London EC2A 2JN

Tel: + 44 207 338 6577

e-mail: matushim@ebrd.com

(expressions of interest must be submitted through eSelection and NOT to this email address)

Note:

1. The selection will normally be made from responses to this notification only. Consultants will not be asked to submit a proposal. The highest-ranked Consultant will be selected from a shortlist and invited to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding from an appropriate donor.

2. The shortlist criteria are as follows:

Firm’s previous project experience in assessing corporate insolvency and restructuring frameworks and practices, including reviewing and drafting laws and sub-legal instruments related to insolvency and restructuring and IOH regulation, preferably with focus on corporate reorganisation - 30 points

Firm’s proposed methodology and work plan - 15 points;

Firm’s experience in capacity building and outreach -25 points; and

CV of Key Experts demonstrating their previous experience over the activities mentioned above - 30 points.

Following the above referenced technical evaluation an additional 25 points will be allocated to the firm’s financial proposal submitted as part of the firm’s expression of interest.

The methodology for calculating scores for financial proposals is as follows: The lowest evaluated Financial Proposal (Fm) is given the maximum financial score of 25 points. The formula for determining the financial scores of all other Proposals (Sf) is calculated as follows: Sf = 25 x Fm/ F, in which "Sf" is the financial score, "FM" is the lowest price, and "F" the price of the proposal under consideration.

Armenia Business Support Office - Economic Expert

 | Published March 31, 2017  -  Deadline April 27, 2017
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Project Description:
Effective public-private dialogue ('PPD') is vital for private sector development as it can steer and encourage much needed reforms by the government while providing governments in turn with support from the private sector community. The Investment Climate and Governance Initiative (ICGI) of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the 'Bank' or 'EBRD') serves as the focal point and coordination hub for the EBRD's policy reform dialogue in the areas of investment climate and economic governance, including on PPD platforms.

EBRD has been supporting the Business Support Office – the PPD platform in Armenia – since 2007. The BSO has supported significant improvements in the Armenian business environment by striking a balance between the interests of the state (rule of law, economic policy, efficient inspections, consumer protection) and the private sector (to reduce the burden of inspections, tackle corruption, improve the complaints mechanism).

A Senior Consultant, Business Support Office ('BSO') has been engaged by the EBRD to establish and maintain high-level dialogue between the government, the business community and donors in Armenia. The Senior Consultant assists with the structure of the PPD platforms, as well as with facilitating the running of the dialogue and day-to-day maintenance of the work of the BSO. The Senior Consultant is assisted by other professionals providing legal, economic and communications expertise.

Assignment Description:
The EBRD now intends to engage an individual economic expert (the 'Consultant') to assist the Senior Consultant with economic expertise (the 'Assignment'). The tasks of the Consultant will include, inter alia, the following:

• Support the Senior Consultant to steer the process and manage the day-to-day operations of the SME Development Council Secretariat;
• Support the Senior Consultant to identify key impediments to SME development by local and foreign enterprises, associations, unions and main drivers and agents for consideration by the SME Development Council;
• Carry out information support of the SME Development Council Secretariat's activities; analyse and summarise the proposals directed at SME development received from business community, state agencies and international organisations;
• Implement due analysis of economic and private sector development issues and submit proposals aimed at SME development to the Senior Consultant;
• Ensure the preparation of necessary documents for holding the SME Development Council sessions and assisting the decision making process;
• Assist the Senior Consultant as necessary in supporting the SME Development Council deliberations;
• Based on the SME Development Council decisions prepare proposals, solutions aimed at SME development in the country by incorporating the best international practice. Involve private sector representatives in the process: seek their comments, opinions, suggestions and discuss those in larger forums with other stakeholders;
• Under the direction of the Senior Consultant, create specific working groups_ Coordinate with other stakeholders involved in working groups. Provide support in respect of economic expertise;
• Assist the Senior Consultant as necessary in organisation of round tables to discuss the issues vested in the SME Development Council;
• Support the Senior Consultant to follow the process of implementation of the SME Development Council decisions;
• Contribute to the activities targeted at raising public awareness on the SME Development Council decisions through development of targeted materials;
• Prepare research on the business environment in Armenia;
• Provide advice and advocacy to SMEs in tax, customs and/or other business topics;
• Conduct trainings for SMEs on business regulations in Armenia;
• Contribute to the development of the Business Support Office web site, booklets, news bulletins, etc. through collection and processing of information;
• Under the direction of the Senior Consultant, participate in implementation of programmes and projects fulfilled by the international organisations in the sphere of SME development;
• Draft interim and annual reports for the Senior Consultant summarising the achievements of the policy dialogue which will be provided to the SME Development Council;
• Draft interim and annual reports for the Senior Consultant summarising the achievements of the assignment to be submitted to the Bank's Resident Office in Yerevan and specified staff at the Bank's Headquarters in London;
• Participate in conferences and workshops, where appropriate, on investment climate with a view to leaning lessons from the experiences gained by other countries that have faced similar issues and also to exchanging ideas with them how to address common situations; and
• Any other tasks that may arise.

Interested applicants are invited to read the Terms of Reference for additional information on the scope of services required: http://www.ebrd.com/documents/procurement/68612-tor.pdf

Status of Selection Process:
Interested individual experts or firms interested to nominate an expert are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest.

Assignment Start Date and Duration:
The Assignment is expected to start in May 2017 and last for 12 months with possible extension, subject to business needs, satisfactory performance of the Consultant, and the availability of further funding. This is full-time role and the Consultant is expected to be resident in Armenia.

Value Added Tax (VAT):
The consultant must determine whether any VAT would be chargeable on the services and the basis for that determination, without taking into consideration the Bank's special status as an International Financial Institution and state this to the Bank in their response to Notification of Assignment. 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:
The contract will be financed through the EBRD Shareholder Special Fund. Please note selection and contracting will be subject to the availability of funding.

Eligibility:
There are no eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile:
Individual services are required. The Consultant shall be an expert (individual expert or an expert nominated by a firm) preferably with preferably the following qualifications, experience and personal qualities:
• Background in economics or related field, with preferably at least one postgraduate;
• Ideally 3 years or more of relevant professional experience at senior level;
• Experience of working with government organisations will be an asset;
• Good understanding of the process of economic reform in Armenia;
• Analytical skills, with the ability to interpret and report on complex issues;
• Ability to interact effectively with senior officials in government and the business community;
• Ability to work effectively in a team;
• Ability to prioritise and work under the pressure of deadlines;
• Excellent written and spoken Armenian and English. Good knowledge of Russian will be an advantage.

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

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

2. CV (not exceeding 4 pages) which should include full descriptions of responsibilities carried out, not just a job title, including information on contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided (if different from duration) , main activities, objectives;

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

Expressions of Interest should be submitted in English electronically through e-Selection, to reach the Bank not later than the closing date. The complete expression of interest (including cover letter, CV, declaration and contact sheet etc.) shall be one file (pdf) to be uploaded to eSelection. The EBRD reserves the right to reject applications of experts submitting more than one file. Only if the permissible file size (4 MB) is exceeded, the Consultant may split the expression of interest into further files.

Bank Contact Person:
Paula Alegria
Deputy Head TC Operations
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square, London, EC2A 2JN
Tel: +44 (0)20 7338 7589
e-mail: AlegriaP@ebrd.com (submissions should be sent through eSelection and NOT to this email address)

Notes:
1. Consulting firms (proposing individuals) and individuals may apply. Consulting Firms nominating an individual expert shall submit (separate) individual applications for each expert via eSelection. Single applications for a number of experts containing various CVs may result in rejection of such application and all concerned experts.

2. Written Questions and Clarifications:
Applicants may submit the questions concerning this procurement notice in writing only via email to the Bank's contact person listed above. The deadline for receipt of requests for clarifications is 20 April 2017 at 14:00 hrs (GMT). No questions will be accepted after this date.

3. The shortlist criteria and weightings are:

(a) Background in economics or related field, with preferably at least one postgraduate degree in one of these subjects 10%
(b) professional experience at senior level, preferably both in the public and private sectors 10%
(c) Experience of working with government organisations 10%
(d) Understanding of the process of economic reform in Armenia 10%
(e) Analytical skills, with the ability to interpret and report on complex issues 10%
(f) Ability to interact effectively with senior officials in government and the business community 10%
(g) Ability to work effectively in a team 5%
(h) Ability to prioritise and work under the pressure of deadlines 5%
(i) Language skills (Armenian, Russian and English) 5%
(j) Interview 25%

Interviews
Following the evaluation of expressions of interest received, up to the 6 highest-ranked consultants will be invited to attend an interview.

The Bank will consult with the consultant regarding the format (e.g. skype call, meeting, conference call, etc.) and date of the interview at the time of the invitation. Please note that all and any costs incurred by the Consultant in connection with attendance to interviews will not reimbursed by the Bank.

4. The highest-ranked Consultant will be selected from a shortlist and be invited to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding.

Armenia Public Private Partnership Policy and Legal Framework Development

 | Published February 7, 2017  -  Deadline February 22, 2017
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Project Description: The Ministry of International Economic Integration and Reforms of Armenia has requested the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “EBRD” or the “Bank”) to provide technical assistance to develop modern public-private partnership (PPP) policy and legal framework in Armenia (the “Project”). The availability of efficient and transparent policy, legal/regulatory and institutional frameworks encouraging private sector participation are vital for effective implementation of infrastructure projects. When properly designed and implemented, PPPs may provide an invaluable source of additional private sector funding, capacity and resources to the country’s infrastructure needs. Although a number of transport, water and energy projects structured as PPPs are under implementation in Armenia, the absence of a PPP policy and clear legal and regulatory framework remains an obstacle to structuring and funding a greater number of PPP projects in the country. Therefore, the primary purpose of the proposed Project is to develop policy and legal framework for PPPs in Armenia, ultimately incentivising private sector participation in infrastructure projects.

Assignment Description: The Bank now intends to engage a consulting firm (the “Consultant”) to assist the Ministry of International Economic Integration and Reforms of Armenia in reviewing the current PPP regime, designing a PPP policy and drafting a PPP law (the “Assignment”).

The expected outcome of the Assignment is the development and approval of the PPP policy and PPP law in Armenia.

The selected Consultant is expected to provide the following services among other tasks per the Terms of Reference:

  1. Diagnostic review of the current regime applicable to PPPs in Armenia;
  2. Design and drafting of the PPP policy; and
  3. Design and drafting of the PPP law.

Detailed description of the Assignment is set out in the Terms of Reference available via the following link: http://www.ebrd.com/documents/technical-cooporation/tor-armenia-ppp-policy-legal-fwk.docx

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

Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in April 2017 and has an estimated overall duration of twelve months.

Funding Source: It is expected that the Assignment will be funded from the EBRD Technical Cooperation Programme and contracting will be subject to the availability of funding.

Maximum Estimated Assignment Amount: Not specified.

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a group of international and local advisors, at least one of such advisors to be a firm with previous PPP transactional experience and experience in drafting PPP policy documents and primary legislation, in particular in the EBRD countries of operations, and extensive knowledge of PPP best practices.

The Consultant’s team of experts should cover all required expertise and include:

Key experts:

a. Key expert No 1 – Team Leader: Prominent senior international expert, preferably with 15 years of experience and a good degree of legal expertise in concessions/PPP area, including policy/regulatory issues and law drafting, as well as previous experience in similar assignments, including in the EBRD region;

b. Key expert(s) No 2: Senior local advisor(s) with solid experience and knowledge of PPP, public procurement, infrastructure financing, budget, administrative, civil and commercial law and civil procedure, including law/regulatory drafting experience;

c. Key expert(s) No 3: Senior PPP business ‎consultant well familiar with PPP/concessions policy and with experience of advising on similar assignments, preferably in the EBRD countries of operations, and with expertise in comparative analysis of VfM and similar methodologies.

All key experts should be fluent in English. Working knowledge of Russian and\or Armenian is an advantage.

Other experts may be added at the Consultant’s discretion and among other are expected to include:

a) International senior advisor(s) with good knowledge of local market environment and laws;

b) Ad hoc expert(s): technical, financial, legal and business PPP advisor/s, as/if required.

More detailed requirements will be determined at the request for proposals stage.

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 (max 6 pages).

3. CVs of key experts who could carry out the Assignment detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments, particularly assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, main activities, objectives (max 2 pages per person).

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

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

5. The proposed approach to the implementation of the Assignment.

Failure to provide the completed Consultant Declaration Form and Contact Sheet may result in the applicant’s disqualification from the selection process for this Assignment.

The above information should not exceed 20 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 deadline for submission referred to above. The expression of interest shall be one file (pdf). The EBRD reserves the right to reject applications of firms submitting more than one file.

Bank Contact Person:

Marina Matushina
Advisor
Technical Co-operation
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: + 44 20 7338 6577
e-mail:
MatushiM@ebrd.com (submissions should be sent through eSelection and NOT to this email address)

Notes:

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

2. The shortlist criteria are:

(a) Firm’s previous PPP transactional experience (20%);

(b) Firm’s previous experience in drafting PPP policy documents and primary legislation, in particular in the EBRD countries of operations, and extensive knowledge of PPP best practices (30%);

(c) CVs of key experts (30%);

(d) Proposed approach to Assignment implementation (20%).

Public Sector Modernization Project III - P149913

Foreign Financing Projects Management Center | Published October 3, 2016
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General Procurement Notice Republic of Armenia Public Sector Modernization Project III LOANNU MBER: 8539-AM GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE Project ID No.P149913 The Republic of Armenia has received financing in the amount of US$ 21.0million equivalent from the World Bank toward the cost of the Public Sector Modernization Project III(8539-AM), and it intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments for goods, related services and consulting services tobe procured under this project. This project will be joi ntly financed by the Government of Armenia. Theproject will include the following components: Component 1: Public Financial Management InformationSystems (including the development of the GFMIS and supportingthe PFM reforms); Component 2: e-Governance Solutions forImproved Service Delivery (i.e putting in place the policy envi ronment necessary for introduction of a deeper e-governance reformsand creating an institutional capacity within the government nee ded; undertaking introduction of electronic service deliverymechanisms; introducing basic platforms and infrastructure to support t he e-governance agenda, enhancing select existinge-services and automate services; as well as supporting the establishing of Citize n-Government Interface forAccountability); Component 3: Capacity Building and Small Capacity Building Interventions (incl uding thestrengthening  the capacity of the Civil Service Council (CSC) and Armenian Academy of Public Administration;  assisting  the Public Sector Reform Commission); Component 4: ProjectManagement Procurement of contracts financed by the World Bank will be conducted through the procedures aas specified in the World Bank's Guideli Management Procuremenes: Procurement under IBRD Loansand IDA Credits dated January 2011 and revised idders as defined in the guidelines. Consulting services will be selected inaccordance with the World Bank's Guidelines: Se lection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers datedJanuary 2011 and revised as of July, 2014. Specific procurement notices for contracts to be bid underthe World Bank's international competitive bidding (ICB) p rocedures and for contracts for consultancy services will beannounced, as they become available, in UN Development Business as well as in an electronic portal of free accesswww.procurement.am; www.gnumner.am and/or in "Hayastani Hanrapetutyun"localnewspaper. Interested eligible Bidders  who wish to be included on the mailing list to receiv einvitations for procurement of goods and interested consultants who wish to receive a copy of advertisement requesting expressionsof interest for consultancy contracts, or those requiring additional information, should contact the address below. Mr. Edgar Avetyan Executive Director, Foreign Financing Projects Management Center(FFPMC) Ministry of Finance Government House 1, Republic Square /3-rd Floor, Room No: 324 / Yerevan, 00 (FFPMC) Telephone: (374-11) 910 581 Fax: (374-10) 545708 info@ffpmc.a

EDB Mastara Reservoir Preparation - P158899

Water Sector Projects Implementation Unit | Published September 6, 2016
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General Procurement Notice Country: REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA Name of the Project: MASTARA RESERVOIR PREPARATION PROJECT Grant No.: TF0A2706 Project ID No.P158899 GENERAL PROCUREMENTNOTICE The Government of the Republic of Armenia (RA) has received a grant in the amount ofUS$670,000 from the Multi-Donor Europe and Central As ia Capacity Development Trust Fund (ECAPDEV TF)administered by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/I nternational Development Association(“World Bank”). The development objective of the grant i s to improve implementationreadiness for the Mastara Reservoir Project to be financed by the Anti-Crisis Fund (ACF ) of the EurasianDevelopment Bank (EDB) and to enhance capacity of the “Water Sector Projects Implementation Unit” Stat e Agency (WSPIU)of the State Committee of Water System (SCWS) of the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) of the Republic of Armenia to pr epare andimplement projects in the areas of procurement, monitoring and evaluation, environmental and social safeguards. Part of th e grantproceeds will be applied for payments consulting services to be procured under the grant project. Theproject will include the following activities: Consultancy services under QCBS procedures Feasibility Study and Preliminary Design for MastaraReservoir. Consultancy services under CQS procedures >Preparation of Environmental an Reservoir. Social Impact Assessment Report forMastara Reservoir construction project; and work for Mastara Reservoir constructionproject. Procurement of Consulting Services will be condu cted through the procedures asspecified in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants u nder IBRD Loans and IDACredits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers (dated January 2011, revised as July 2014 ) and i s open to all eligibleconsultants as defined in the guidelines. Request for Expressions of Interest for consultancy servicescontracts will be announced, as it becomes available, in UN Development Business as well as in “HayastaniHanrapetutyun daily” local newspaper, www.procurement.am and www.piu.am websites. Interestedconsultants who wish to receive a copy of advertisement requesting expressions of interest for consultancy contract, or t hoserequiring additional information, should contact the address below. “Water Sector PIU” St ateAgency Attn.:   Mr. Feliks Melikyan, Director Mr. Martin Charyan, Senior Procurement Specialist 75/44, Baghramyan Ave., Yerevan 0033, Republic of Armenia Tel: (3741) 277-9443, 266-058 e-mail: fmelikyan@wsdp.am;  mcharyan@wsdp.am

Trade Promotion and Quality Infrastr - P146994

FFPMC, Ministry of Finance | Published July 12, 2016  -  Deadline July 22, 2016
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Selection Committee Member (for Exporter Development Grants) REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES ? INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT SELECTION) Republic of Armenia Trade Promotion and Quality InfrastructureProject Loan Number8390-AM Assignment Title: Selection Committee Member(for Exporter Development Grants) Reference No. (As PerProcurement Plan): TPQI-C-2.2.3 The Republic of Armenia has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Trade Promotion and QualityInfrastructure Project,and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. The Project is comprised of four components: (i) Component 1: Improvingthe effectiveness of the trade promotion and qualitysystem of the country (results-based financing - RBF), (ii) Component 2: Promoting investment and exports, (iii) Component 3:Modernizing the national quality infrastructure, and (iv) Component 4: Project management and monitoring andevaluation. The objective of Sub-component 2.2 is to: (i)  provide consulting services tohelp the firm upgrade its managerial and technical capabilities; (ii) attaining the requirements for the acquisition ofinternational certifications required for exports; (iii) development of market entry/foreign expansion strategies;  (iv) development and execution of a marketing plans, including attendance at tradeshows,exhibits and individual marketing trips; (v) customized company-specific foreign market research; (vi) development of newproducts and services for export, and other relevant export promotion services. The Implementing Agency for this program is the Development Foundation of Armenia (DFA), which is responsible for ExporterDevelopment Grants.  Implementing Agency will provide required information, materialsnecessary to conduct proper evaluation, as well guiding the Selection Committee members on plenaryand evaluation meetings (virtualand physical), general organizational issues, procedures and related issues. The objective of this assignment is to ensure meritorious and transparent decision-making process of good quality EDGapplications, includingthe evaluation and financing decisions. The duration of the assignment is one year, with possible extension. Development Foundation of Armenia (DFA) and Foreign FinancingProjects Management Center of Ministry of Finance of RA (FFPMC) now invite eligible Individual Consultants (Consultants) toindicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide their CVand also information demonstrating that theyhave the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. Qualifications The Consultant should have extensive experience in the review andselection of grant programs, investment projects, their monitoring and evaluation. Requiredqualifications: a)      Degree in Business/Financial management; Economic Development and/or affiliateddisciplines; b)      At least 5 years of experience working inmarketing and business development, policy development, grant management,exporter development and other areas related to private sector development; c)      Contribution to export programs development in different world regions will be an asset d)     Experience and knowledge of grant project development and/or implementation; e)      Demonstrable understanding of local economic environment; Experience of collaboration with Armenian private sectorand public sector is an advantage; f)       Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English. g)      Computer literacy. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's"Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans & IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers",January 2011. ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with Section V, "Selection ofIndividual Consultants" method procedures set out in the World Bank's "Guidelines: Selectionand Employment of Consultants underIBRD Loans & IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers" January 2011. Further information can beobtained at the address below during officehours from 09:00 to 18:00 hours. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the addressbelow (in person, or by mail, or by e-mail) by July22, 2016, 18:00 (localtime). Mr. EdgarAvetyan ExecutiveDirector Foreign FinancingProjects Management Center (FFPMC) Address: Governmenthouse 1 (room N 314), Yerevan, Republic ofArmenia Telephone: (374-11)91 05 81; 91 05 94 E-mail: info@ffpmc.am

Geothermal Exploratory Drilling Project - P152039

R2E2 Fund | Published April 1, 2016  -  Deadline April 14, 2016
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Well Logging And Well Testing For Slim Wells REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES ? FIRMS SELECTION-Quality and Cost Based Selection(QCBS)) Armenia Geothermal Exploratory Drilling Project Grant No.: P152039 Assignment Title: Well logging and well testing for slim wells Reference No. : GEDP-CS-1/2015 This Request for Expression of Interests follows the General Procurement Notice for this Project that appeared in UNDevelopment Business on March 12,2015. The Republic of Armenia has receiveda SREP Grant from the Climate Investment Funds Scaling-up Renewable Energy Program in Low Income Countries (SREP) (administered by theInternational Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) toward the cost of the Geothermal Exploratory Drilling Project, and intends to apply part of the proceedsfor consulting services. The Project is implemented by the Armenia Renewable Resources and Energy Efficiency Fund(Client). Background The objective of the Geothermal Exploration Drilling Project (GEDP) is to confirm thepotential of geothermal energy in the Karkar (Armenia) region. The Karkar geothermal area is situatedin southern Armenia, at 3000meters elevation, close to the border with Nagorno-Karabakh. A drilling contractor will be contracted to carryout the drillingunder the supervision of the Client, which be supported by a Technical Supervision Consultant. The GEDP will be carried out in two phases. Phase I will include drilling of one or two slim wells (with liner diameter of 3 ½ inches) to a depth of 1,200-1,500 metersat the Karkar geothermal site in order to confirm the nature of the low resistivity layer located at 500-1,000 meters and tomeasure the temperature just below it. The temperature at the target depth is not known but two possibilities are envisioned; ahigh enthalpy geothermal conditions, (>250ºC) or intermediate to low enthalpy conditions less than 100 ºC. The decision on whetherto drill the second slim well will be made after drilling the first one and willdepend on whether or not the information obtainedfrom the first wellis conclusive regarding the nature of the geothermal resource. Scope ofwork The services under this contract ("the Services") will include logging during drilling,execution of completion testsand discharge tests once the wells have been completed. The design of the discharge tests willdepend on the nature of the geothermal resource. The Consultant will thus have to have the human and technical capacity to carry out discharge test of a flashing well orflow test of a liquid dominated well depending on the outcome ofthe drilling. The consultant will need to provide all logging toolsand equipment as well as equipment for completion and discharge/flow testing, with the exception of water pumps for injection testsat the end of drilling, which will be provided by the drilling consultant. Timeframe Services will be provided approximately during 4 months, starting from thebeginning of June 2016 and completing in lateSeptember 2016. The Armenia Renewable Resources andEnergy Efficiency Fund now invites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing theServices. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevantexperience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria are: ·         General Experience in well logging and well testingofdrilling projects in the last 10 years (max 50 points) ·         Specific Experience in well logging (including PTS and CBLlogging) in geothermal drilling projects and in discharge testing of high and low enthalpy wells in the last 10 years (max 50points) The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the WorldBank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World BankBorrowers, January 2011, Revised July 2014. ("ConsultantGuidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or asub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality and Cost-Based Selection (QCBS) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can beobtained at the address below during office hours from9:00-18:00 local time. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form or via email to theaddress below byApril 14, 2016, 17:00 (local time). ArmeniaRenewable Resources and Energy Efficiency Fund Address: Proshyan str. 1st Lane, House 32 Attention: Tamara Babayan-Director City Zip code: Yerevan, 0019, Country: Republic of Armenia Phone #: 37410 ? 588011 Fax #: 37410 ?588011 E-mail: g.zara@r2e2.am; info@r2e2.am; artgrigoryan@yahoo.com Web site: www.r2e2.am

LIFELINE ROAD NETWORK IMPROVEMENT PROJ - P126782

Transport Project Implementation Unit State Institution | Published April 29, 2016  -  Deadline June 28, 2016
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Procurement Of Supply Of Traffic Counters Invitation for Bids Republic ofArmenia Lifeline Network Improvement Project (LRNIP) Loan No.: 8229-AM Contract Title:Supply of trafficcounters Reference No.ICB-LRNIP-G/2015-TC(Item #3, GOODS, Procurement Plan (August  12,2015), Lifeline Roads Network Improvement Project) 1.         The Republic of Armenia has received financing from the World Banktoward the cost of the Lifeline Roads Network Improvement Project (LRNIP), and intends to apply part of the proceeds towardpayments under the contract for Procurement oftraffic counters. This contract will be jointly financed by World Bank and theGovernment of the Republic of Armenia.Bidding process will be governed by the World Bank's rules and procedures. 2.                 The Transport ProjectImplementation Unit State Institution of the Ministry of Transport and Communication of Armenia now invites sealed bids fromeligible bidders for Supply of traffic counters(thirty complete sets). Bidding Documents require bidders to have the following specificexperience: Financial Capability ü  Minimum average annual turnover of USD 300,000equivalent calculated as total certified payments received forcontracts in progress and/or completed within the last five (5) years (2011-2015),divided by 5 (five)years. Experience and Technical Capacity ü The Bidder must be as minimum five (5) years in the business of manufacturing and /or supplying similar to theproposed goods. ü The Bidder must provide verifiable information on at least 2 similar contracts for supply of similar to the proposedgoods successfully performed by him within past five (5) years. 3.        Bidding will be conducted through the International Competitive Biddingprocedures as specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement of Goods, Works and Non-Consulting Services under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits &Grants by World BankBorrowers, revised as of July, 2014 ("ProcurementGuidelines"), and is open to alleligible bidders as defined in the Procurement Guidelines.In addition, please refer to paragraphs 1.6 and 1.7 setting forththeWorld Bank's policy on conflict of interest. 4.        Interested eligible bidders may obtain further informationfrom The TransportProject Implementation Unit State Institution of the Ministry of Transport and Communication of Armenia esargsyan@transportpiu.am; tjanoyan@transportpiu.am; hordukhanyan@transportpiu.am, satasatryan@transportpiu.am and inspect the bidding documents during office hours 09:00to 17:00 hours at the address given below. In additional the BDs as well asany amendments to and clarification of those  are posted on the www.gnumner.am website. The Purchaser takes no responsibility for  omission or incomplete downloadingof those  by the  prospective bidder. 5.        A complete set of bidding documents in English may be purchased by interestedeligible bidders upon the submission of a written application to the address below and upon payment of a nonrefundable fee of AMD 50, 000 (or USD 105 equivalent). Themethodof payment will bedirect deposit to the following accounts: Beneficiary: Transport Projects ImplementationUnitState Institution of the Ministry of Transport and Communication of the Republic ofArmenia For Armenian dram: Acc. #900000908096 For US dollars: Acc. #900000908104 Central Bank ofArmenia. The document will be sent by airmail for overseasdelivery and by surface mail for delivery to addresses in Armenia. In the case of airmail delivery an additional fee of AMD 120,000 (or USD 250 equivalent) will becharged for shipping and handling. 6.         Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before 11:00 (Yerevan time) 28, June,  2016. 7.         Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected.Bids will be publicly opened in the presence of the bidders' designated representatives and anyone who choose to attend at theaddress below on 11:05 (Yerevan time)  28, June, 2016. 8.         All bidsmust be accompanied by a Bid Security of USD 5,000 (five thousand) or an equivalent amount in a freely convertiblecurrency 9.         The address(es) referred to above is(are): Transport Projects Implementation UnitState Institution ("Transport PIU" SI) of Ministryof Transport and Communication of the Republic ofArmenia Attn: Emil Sargsyan, Director of "Transport PIU"SI Address:28 Nalbandyan Street, Ministry of Transport and Communicationbuilding, room #312a, Yerevan-10, Armenia Tel:   (37410) 54-05-27,58-05-23 Fax: (374 60) 540 525 E-mail: esargsyan@transportpiu.am; tjanoyan@transportpiu.am; hordukhanyan@transportpiu.am, satasatryan@transportpiu.am

Power Transmission Improvement Project - P146199

Yerevan Thermal Power Centre | Published May 25, 2016  -  Deadline June 8, 2016
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Rehabilitation Of Yerevan Thermal Power Plan Centre Electrical Substation REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION SUPPORT AND TECHNICAL SUPERVISION CONSULTANT FOR REHABILITATION OF YEREVANTHERMAL POWER CENTRE ELECTRICAL SUBSTATION Republic of Armenia Electricity TRANSMISSION NETWORK IMPROVEMENTProject Loan No: 8495-AM CONSULTING SERVICES, QUALITY AND COST BASED SELECTION (QCBS) Reference No: ETNIP_YTPP_CS_ 1/2015 Project ID No: P146199 Expressions of interest This request for expressions of interest follows the general procurement notice for this project that appeared in UN Development Business (on line) datedNovember 15, 2013 and in www.gnumner.am (www.procurement.am) web site. The Republic of Armenia has received financing from the InternationalBank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) in theform of a loan toward the cost of Electricity Transmission Network Improvement Project (hereafter ETNIP) and intends to apply part of the proceeds forprocurement ofconsulting services. One of components of ETNIP is "Strengthening of thepower transmission network" under which it is foreseen to rehabilitate the YerevanThermal Power Centre (hereafter YTPC) electrical substation (hereafter Project).Project will help reducing the incidence of equipment failure at YTPC substation, and, thus, allow for reliable evacuation of theelectricity generated at the modern CCGT station at YTPC. YTPC asimplementing entity for the Projectwill be selecting design, supply and installation contractor for rehabilitation of thesubstation. YTPC will need support from the qualified international consultant to conduct project implementation support andtechnical supervision of the rehabilitation works at the YTPC substation. The services to be provided by the Consultant include but are not limited to, the following: (a) design review, (b)construction supervision, quality assurance and inspection, (c) contract management, (d)support related to factory test of materials and equipment, guaranteetesting and commissioning of substation. Hereby YTPC now invites eligible consultants to indicate their interest in providing theservices.Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they havethe required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services (brochures, description of similar assignmentsdone under fund of International financial institutions (IFIs) within last 10 years,experience in similar conditions, etc.). The shortlisting criteria are: ·         Company's general experience within last 10 years in projectimplementation andtechnical supervision support for power sector projects /max 20 points/ ·         Company's specific experience within last 10 years in similar assignments (technicalsupervision and project implementation support under IFI financedsubstation construction and/or rehabilitation projects) /max 70points/ ·         Company's specific experience within last 10 years in Europe and Central Asia Regionin similar assignments (technical supervision and project implementation support under IFI financed substation construction and/orrehabilitation projects)" /max 10 points/ The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines:Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits and Grants by World Bank Borrowers" published by the Bankin January 2011 (revised July 2014), settingforth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub-consultancy toenhance their qualifications. The Consultants are requested to clearly indicate in their expression of interest whether the form ofassociation is a sub-consultancy or joint venture. A consultant will be selected in accordance with Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS) procedures set out in the WorldBank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants Under IBRDloans and IDA Credits by World Bank Borrowers (January2011, revised July 2014). Interestedconsultants may obtain further information at the address below from 9:00-17:00 (GMT+4:00). Expressionsof interest must be delivered (in person, or by mail, or by e-mail) to the address below by June 8, 2016, 15:00 (GMT+4:00). "Yerevan Thermal Power Centre" CJSC Address: Arin-Berd str.3 Impasse 3, City: Yerevan 0053, Country: Republic of Armenia Attention: Mr. HovakimHovhannisyan, General Director Phone:+374 10 472760; Fax: +374 10 434412, E-mail: mailbox@yccpp.com

Northern Corridor Modernisation

 | Published July 27, 2016  -  Deadline September 20, 2016
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Project Name - Northern Corridor Modernisation Project: Bagratashen border crossing between Armenia and Georgia Country : Armenia
Business Sector - Transport
Project ID - 43826
Tender Exercise No. - 3954586
Tender Exercise Title - Design and Construction of Bagratashen Bridge
Client Name - Two clients: Republic of Armenia and Georgia Type of Notice - Invitation for Tenders - Two Stage
Nature of Procurement - Works
General Procurement Notice Published - 16/03/2016 15:50 Publication Date - 27/07/2016 06:27
Issue Date - 27/07/2016 09:00
Closing Date - 20/09/2016 09:00

The above named client, intends to use part of the proceeds of a loan from/grant administered by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the Bank) and set out above and from Client's own funds towards the cost of the above named project. Contracts will be subject to the Bank's Procurement Policies and Rules.

Funding Details:

The financing of the contract will be distributed between loans for both Employers.

The Employers will finance taxes and duties, including VAT.

Contracts to be financed with the proceeds of a loan from/ grant administered by the Bank and will be open to firms from any country.

The proceeds of the loan from/ grant administered by the Bank 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 Client's country.

         

The client now invites tenders for the above mentioned contract(s).

Package CW-SBB_01, Design and Construction of Bagratashen Bridge The Ministry of Transport and Communication of the Republic of Armenia (North-South Road Corridor Investment Program Implementation Organization SNCO) and Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia (Roads Department of Georgia) (the Employer or Employers) intends applying the proceeds of loans from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the Bank) towards the cost of implementation of design and construction of new bridge over river Debed at the Sadakhlo-Bagratashen border crossing point.

The works to be carried out include the Design and Construction of the new bridge over river Debed, including all design and site investigation works, construction of the new bridge containing two separate decks that shall span over the existing border crossing infrastructure on the Armenian side of the river Debed, the channel of the river Debed and the railway line on the Georgian side of the river Debed.

The contract is expected to start on 28/12/2016 and last about 42 months including 18 months for Design and Construction and 24 months for the DNP.

A two stage tender procedure will be adopted and will proceed as follows:

                (a)          the First Stage tender will consist of a technical proposal only, without any reference to prices, and a list of any deviations to the technical and commercial conditions set forth in the tender documents or any alternative technical solutions a tenderer wishes to offer, and a justification therefor, provided always that such deviations or alternative solutions do not change the basic objectives of the project.  Following evaluation by the client of the First Stage tenders, the client will invite each tenderer who meets the qualification criteria and who has submitted a technically responsive tender to a clarification meeting.  The proposals of all such tenderers will be reviewed at the meeting and all required amendments, additions, deletions and other adjustments will be noted and recorded in a Memorandum.  Only qualified tenderers submitting a technically responsive and acceptable First Stage tender will be invited to submit a Second Stage tender.

  

                (b)          the Second Stage tender will consist of an updated technical tender incorporating all changes required by the Employer as recorded in the Memorandum to the clarification meeting or as necessary to reflect any amendments to the tender documents issued subsequent to submission of the First Stage tender; and the commercial tender.

               

First Stage tenders must be submitted by the time and date above mentioned.

               

This tender will be conducted by e-procurement using the EBRD Client E-Procurement Portal (ECEPP). Interested firms should register on ECEPP at this link:

https://ecepp.ebrd.com/respond/G48PQZB992

and express an interest in the tender.The tender documents are available for registered firms to view free of charge on ECEPP. Full conditions for participation are included in the tender documents (tender data section).

            

Prospective tenderers who have registered in ECEPP and expressed an interest in the tender may access the tender documents free of charge and may request clarification and further information from the client through ECEPP.

 

 Other Information: It is important to take into account that the design by the contractor will be based on the Armenian and Georgian technical standards and norms and the contractor must be able to understand those. For any arguable issue must be used the standards with higher requirements. If a firm considers it does not possess all the required expertise, it may consider forming a joint venture partnership with other firms. In such cases the tender should include a Joint Venture Agreement or an Intent to enter into such agreement and the last should provide the aforementioned details for each partner, an indication which firm is the lead partner, distribution of shares among the partners and it should also state explicitly that all partners of the Joint Venture are jointly and severally liable to the Employers under the Contract. The construction of the bridge will be carried out within the framework of the contract - a Contractor and two Employers. 

Client Address:

Erna Amirkhanyan - Procurement and Contract Management Specialist (Armenia), e-mail: erna.amirkhanyan@northsouth.am; Luka Mosashvili - Deputy Head of Foreign Project Division (Georgia), e-mail: luka.mosashvili@georoad.ge The Ministry of Transport and Communication of the Republic of Armenia (North-South Road Corridor Investment Program Implementation Organization SNCO) and Ministry of regional development and infrastructure of Georgia (Roads Department of Georgia) Roads Department of Georgia, 12 Al. Kazbegi ave., 0160, Tbilisi, Georgia, North-South Road Corridor Investment Program Implementation Organization SNCO, 58, Pushkin str., Yerevan, 002, Armenia Tel. Tel. +374 (60) 506 870; +995 (322) 370 508, Email: erna.amirkhanyan@northsouth.am

 

E-SOCIETY & INNOVATION - P115647

Foreign Financing Projects Management Center (FFPMC) | Published January 18, 2016  -  Deadline March 1, 2016
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Supply Of Computer Equipment For Vanadzor Technological Center (vtc) And Innovative Solutions And Technologies Center (istc) Invitation for Bids (IFB) Republic of Armenia E-Society and Innovation for Competitiveness Project Project No: 7963-AM Supply of Computer Equipment forVanadzor Technological Center (VTC) and Innovative Solutions and Technologies Center (ISTC) ICB No: EIC-2.5.1-G-2a 1.        This Invitation for Bids (IFB) follows the General ProcurementNotice (GPN) for this project that appeared in UNDB online on October 13,2010. 2.         The Republic of Armenia has received a loan fromthe International Bank for Reconstruction and Development toward the cost ofE-Society and Innovation for Competitiveness Project, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this loan to payments under the agreement resulting from this IFB: Supply of Computer Equipment for Vanadzor Technological Center (VTC) and Innovative Solutionsand Technologies Center (ISTC), ICB No: EIC-2.5.1-G-2a. 3.         The Enterprise Incubator Foundation /EIF/and Foreign Financing Projects ManagementCenter of the Ministry of Finance of the RoA /FFPMC/ now invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for Supply of Computer Equipment forVanadzorTechnological Center (VTC) and Innovative Solutions and Technologies Center (ISTC), ICBNo:EIC-2.5.1-G-2a. 4.         Bidding will be conducted through the International Competitive Bidding(ICB) procedures specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans andIDA Credits (edition of May 2004 and revised in October 2006 and in May 2010), and is open to all bidders from Eligible SourceCountries as defined in the Guidelines. 5.         Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information fromForeign Financing Projects Management Center of the Ministry of Finance of theRoA /FFPMC/  and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below from09.00 to 18.00 of local time 6.         Qualificationsrequirements include: (a)     FinancialCapability The Bidder shall furnish documentary evidence that it meets the following financialrequirement(s): ·        The minimum required average annual turnover for the last three years (2012-2014) shall be USD 600,000; ·         The Bidder shall submit the reports on the financialstanding of the Bidder, such as profit and loss statements or VAT calculation statements, for the last three years(2012-2014). (b)     Experience andTechnical Capacity The Bidder shall furnish documentary evidence to demonstrate that it meets the followingexperience requirement(s): ·                Min 3 years' experience in supplying and/ ormanufacturing of similar good; ·                Min 1 successfully implemented similar contractin the amount of not less thanvalue ofthe bid in the last 3 years specifying the purchaser,contract price and supplied goods. / Please submit a copy of the contract and Certificateof Acceptance of goods/. ·              Foreign Bidder, who is notdoing business in Armenia, should be represented by a local agent, whowill carry out after-sales, i.e. Supplier's warrantyobligations (It is contract award requirement). In case of JV, each member of the JV shall meet the minimum requirement for financial capability and experience andtechnical capacity. (c) The Bidder shall furnish documentary evidenceto demonstrate that the Goods it offers meet the following usage requirement: The Goods supplied under this contract shallhave ISO 9001:2008 certificates or equivalent except items 4, 5, 6, 7, 22, 23, 38, 39, 40, 41 of the TechnicalSpecifications. A margin of preference for certain goods manufactured domestically shall not be applied. Additional detailsare provided in the Bidding Documents. 7.         A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be purchased by interested bidders on the submission of a written Application to the address below and uponpayment of a non refundable fee 50 USD for foreign Bidders and AMD 20,000 for localBidders.  The method of payment will be a transfer of the indicated amount to theFFPMC account number specified below. The hard copy of the Bidding Documents will be handed over to the Bidder's representative.For the convenience of Bidders an unofficial electronic copy of Bidding Documents will be sent by e-mailupon request. If there is a discrepancy between hard copy and electronic, hard copy willprevail. For payments from abroad: Intermediary bank: JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., NewYork, NYUSA SWIFTBIC: CHAS US 33 Account: 001 1 010782 Beneficiary's bank: Central Bank of Armenia, Yerevan,RoA SWIFT BIC:CBRA AM 22 Beneficiary: Ministry of Finance of RoA, Foreign Financial Project ManagementCentre Account: 900000900564 For local payments: Beneficiary ? FFPMC of the MoFof RoA Tax code: 180255188 Beneficiary's bank ? Central Treasuryof the MoF of RoA Account: 900000900564 (AMD) 8.         Bids must be delivered to the address below at or before March 1, 2016, 15:00 (local time).Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected.  Bids will be opened in thepresence of the bidders' representatives who choose to attend in person at the address below at 15:00 (local time) on March 1, 2016. All bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security in amount equal toUSD 12,000 or an equivalentamount in freely convertiblecurrency. 9.         The address referred to above is: Mr. Edgar Avetyan Executive Director, Foreign Financing Projects Management Center(FFPMC) Ministry of Finance 3-rd Floor, 4 Tigran Mets Avenue Yerevan, Republic of Armenia Telephone: (374-11) 910 581 Fax: (374-10) 545 708 info@ffpmc.am

E-SOCIETY & INNOVATION - P115647

Foreign Financing Projects Management Center | Published January 27, 2016  -  Deadline February 25, 2016
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Supply Of Engineering Equipment For Gyumri Technological Center (gtc) And Vanadzor Technological Center (vtc) Invitation for Bids (IFB) Republic of Armenia E-Society and Innovation for Competitiveness Project Project No: 7963-AM Supply of Engineering Equipment forGyumri Technological Center (GTC) and Vanadzor Technological Center(VTC) ICB No: EIC- 2.5.1-G-3a/LOTs 1, 2, 3 1.        This Invitation for Bids (IFB) follows the General ProcurementNotice (GPN) for this project that appeared in UNDB online on October 13,2010. 2.         TheRepublic of Armenia has received a loan from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development toward the cost ofE-Society and Innovation for Competitiveness Project, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this loan to payments under the agreement resulting from this IFB: Supply of Engineering Equipment for GyumriTechnological Center (GTC) and VanadzorTechnological Center (VTC), ICB No: EIC- 2.5.1-G-3a/ LOTs 1, 2, 3. 3.         The Enterprise Incubator Foundation /EIF/and Foreign Financing Projects ManagementCenter of the Ministry of Finance of the RoA /FFPMC/ now invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for Supply of Engineering Equipment forGyumriTechnological Center (GTC) and VanadzorTechnological Center (VTC), ICB No:EIC- 2.5.1-G-3a/ LOTs 1, 2, 3. 4.         Bidding will be conducted through the International Competitive Bidding(ICB) procedures specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans andIDA Credits (edition of May 2004 and revised in October 2006 and in May 2010), and is open to all bidders from Eligible SourceCountries as defined in the Guidelines. 5.         Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information fromForeign Financing Projects Management Center of the Ministry of Finance of theRoA /FFPMC/  and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below from09.00 to 18.00 of local time. 6.         Qualificationsrequirements include: (a)     FinancialCapability The Bidder shall furnish documentary evidence that it meets the following financialrequirement(s): ·        The minimum required average annual turnover for the last three years (2012-2014) shall be USD 500,000for LOT 1, USD 200,000 for LOT 2 and USD 160,000 for LOT 3. In case of applyingfor two or three lots, average annual turnover for the last three years (2012-2014) shallbe equal to the total sum of annualturnovers for each lot in combination. ·         The Bidder shall submit the reports on the financialstanding of the Bidder, such as profit and loss statements or VAT calculation statements, for the last three years(2012-2014). (b)     Experience andTechnical Capacity The Bidder shall furnish documentary evidence to demonstrate that it meets the followingexperience requirement(s): ·         Min 3 years' experience in supplying and/ or manufacturing of similargood; ·         Min 1 successfully implemented similar contract ( any type of engineering equipment)in the amount of not less than value ofthe bid in the last 3 years specifying the purchaser, contract price and supplied goods. / Please submit a copy of the contract and Certificateof Acceptance of goods/. In case of applyingfor two or three lots, min1 successfully implemented similar contract in the amount of not less thanthetotal sum of the values of the bids foreach lot in combination. ·        Foreign Bidder, who is notdoing business in Armenia, should be represented by a local agent, who will carry out after-sales, i.e. Supplier's warrantyobligations (It is contract awardrequirement). In case of JV, each member of the JV shall meet the minimum requirement for financial capability and experience andtechnical capacity. (c) The Bidder shall furnish documentary evidenceto demonstrate that the Goods it offers meet the following usage requirement: The Goods suppliedunder the each contract shall have ISO 9001:2008 certificates or equivalent except for items3,7,10,12 and 13 listed in the Technical Specifications under Section VI, Schedule of Requirements of Lot 3. A margin of preference for certain goods manufactured domestically shall not be applied. Additional detailsare provided in the Bidding Documents. 7.         A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be purchased by interested bidders on the submission of a written Application to the address below and uponpayment of a non refundable fee 50 USD for foreign Bidders and AMD 20,000 for localBidders.  The method of payment will be a transfer of the indicated amount to theFFPMC account number specified below. The hard copy of the Bidding Documents will be handed over to the Bidder's representative.For the convenience of Bidders an unofficial electronic copy of Bidding Documents will be sent by e-mailupon request. If there is a discrepancy between hard copy and electronic, hard copy willprevail. For payments from abroad: Intermediary bank: JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., NewYork, NYUSA SWIFTBIC: CHAS US 33 Account: 001 1 010782 Beneficiary's bank: Central Bank of Armenia, Yerevan,RoA SWIFT BIC:CBRA AM 22 Beneficiary: Ministry of Finance of RoA, Foreign Financial Project ManagementCentre Account: 900000900564 For local payments: Beneficiary ? FFPMC of the MoFof RoA Tax code: 180255188 Beneficiary's bank ? Central Treasuryof the MoF of RoA Account: 900000900564 (AMD) 8.         Bids must be delivered to the address below at or before the February 25, 2016, 15:00 (local time). Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected.  Bids will be opened in thepresence of the bidders' representatives who choose to attend in person at the address below at 15:00 (local time) on February 25, 2016. All bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security in amount equal toUSD 9,400 for LOT 1, USD 3,700for LOT 2 and USD 3,300 for LOT 3or an equivalent amount in freely convertible currency. In case ofbidding for three of lots, a Bid Security for each lot should be submitted separately as the evaluation will be done on aper-lot-basis as per ITB 36.3 (a) of BDS. 9.         The address referred to above is: Mr. Edgar Avetyan Executive Director, Foreign Financing Projects Management Center(FFPMC) Ministry of Finance 3-rd Floor, 4 Tigran Mets Avenue Yerevan, Republic of Armenia Telephone: (374-11) 910 581 Fax: (374-10) 545 708 info@ffpmc.am

Geothermal Exploratory Drilling Project - P152039

R2E2 Fund | Published January 29, 2016  -  Deadline February 9, 2016
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Technical Supervision And Support Consultant (tssc) REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES ? FIRMS SELECTION-Consultants Qualification Selection(CQS)) Armenia Geothermal Exploratory Drilling Project Grant No.: P152039 Assignment Title: Technicalsupervision and support consultant (TSSC) Reference No. : GEDP-CS-4/2015 This Request for Expression of Interests follows the General Procurement Notice for this Project that appeared in UNDevelopment Business on March 12,2015. The Republic of Armenia has receiveda SREP Grant from the Climate Investment Funds Scaling-up Renewable Energy Program in Low Income Countries (SREP) (administered by theInternational Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) toward the cost of the Geothermal Exploratory Drilling Project, and intends to apply part of the proceedsfor consulting services. The Project is implemented by the Armenia Renewable Resources and Energy Efficiency Fund(Client). The consulting services ("the Services") include:                                                              Objective The Client is looking for a Technical Supervision and Support Consultant (TSSC) to providetechnical supervision of the drilling operation; review of the results and findings of well logging, mud logging, flow testing, andchemical analyses of cuttings, onsite geology; as well as provision of other technical advice and support related to theassignment, including evaluation of bids for drillingcontractor and other specialty contracts.  Given the lack of relevant geothermal expertise in Armenia, the R2E2 Fund will hire a TSSC (specializing inmanagement of geothermal drilling projects) to provide the necessary technical, coordination and project implementation supportthat is required to execute a timely and cost-effective drilling operation.                                                                                                                      Scope of work The scope of the present assignment islimited to Phase I of the Geothermal Exploratory Drilling Project (GEDP). This will include drilling of one or two slim wells (withliner diameter of 3 ½ inches) to a depth of 1,200-1,500 meters at the Karkar geothermal site in order to confirm the nature of thelow resistivity layer located at 500-1,000 meters and to measure the temperature just below it. The decision on whether to drillthe second slim well will be made after drillingthe first one and will depend on whether or not the information obtained from thefirst well is conclusive regarding the nature of the geothermal resource. The coordinates of the two slim wells weredeterminedthrough field investigations works. Details will be provided in TOR. The TSSC geothermal technical team willassist the Client through the duration of Phase I of the GEDP.  The consultant shouldbe available from early-mid February. Drilling is expected to take place in the period of June-September 2016. The TSSC will needto have a team of experts available.  This includes an on-site drilling supervisor, areservoir engineer with experience in well testing, a borehole geologist and a geochemist. The TSSC will provide overall program coordination andtechnical management of the drilling operations and interpretations ofwell investigations and well testing. The TSSC will help to manage the Drilling Service Company (DSC) contract and any additionalcontracts for well testing and logging. The Armenia Renewable Resources andEnergy Efficiency Fund now invites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing theServices. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevantexperience to perform the Services. The selection criteria are: ·         Experience in supervision of geothermal drilling projectsand well testing in the last 10 years (max 45 points) ·         Experience in geothermal drilling and well testing andinterpretation of data collected during drilling and testing in the last 10 years (max 45 points) ·         Relevant professional experience of working in Armenia (max10 points) The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the WorldBank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World BankBorrowers, January 2011, Revised July 2014. ("ConsultantGuidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or asub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Consultants Qualification Selection (CQS) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours from9:00-18:00 local time. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form or via email to the addressbelow by February 09, 2016, 18:00 (local time). ArmeniaRenewable Resources and Energy Efficiency Fund Address: Proshyan str. 1st Lane, House 32 Attention: Tamara Babayan -Director City Zip code: Yerevan, 0019, Country: Republic of Armenia Phone #: 37410 ? 588011 Fax #: 37410 ?588011 E-mail: g.zara@r2e2.am; info@r2e2.am; artgrigoryan@yahoo.com Web site: www.r2e2.am

Geothermal Exploratory Drilling Project - P152039

R2E2 Fund | Published March 15, 2016  -  Deadline March 30, 2016
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Well Logging And Well Testing For Slim Wells REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES ? FIRMS SELECTION-Quality and Cost Based Selection(QCBS)) Armenia Geothermal Exploratory Drilling Project Grant No.: P152039 Assignment Title: Well logging and well testing for slim wells Reference No. : GEDP-CS-1/2015 This Request for Expression of Interests follows the General Procurement Notice for this Project that appeared in UNDevelopment Business on March 12,2015. The Republic of Armenia has receiveda SREP Grant from the Climate Investment Funds Scaling-up Renewable Energy Program in Low Income Countries (SREP) (administered by theInternational Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) toward the cost of the Geothermal Exploratory Drilling Project, and intends to apply part of the proceedsfor consulting services. The Project is implemented by the Armenia Renewable Resources and Energy Efficiency Fund(Client). Background The objective of the Geothermal Exploration Drilling Project (GEDP) is to confirm thepotential of geothermal energy in the Karkar (Armenia) region. The Karkar geothermal area is situatedin southern Armenia, at 3000meters elevation, close to the border with Nagorno-Karabakh. A drilling contractor will be contracted to carryout the drillingunder the supervision of the Client, which be supported by a Technical Supervision Consultant. The GEDP will be carried out in two phases. Phase I will include drilling of one or two slim wells (with liner diameter of 3 ½ inches) to a depth of 1,200-1,500 metersat the Karkar geothermal site in order to confirm the nature of the low resistivity layer located at 500-1,000 meters and tomeasure the temperature just below it. The temperature at the target depth is not known but two possibilities are envisioned; ahigh enthalpy geothermal conditions, (>250ºC) or intermediate to low enthalpy conditions less than 100 ºC. The decision on whetherto drill the second slim well will be made after drilling the first one and willdepend on whether or not the information obtainedfrom the first wellis conclusive regarding the nature of the geothermal resource. Scope ofwork The services under this contract ("the Services") will include logging during drilling,execution of completion testsand discharge tests once the wells have been completed. The design of the discharge tests willdepend on the nature of the geothermal resource. The Consultant will thus have to have the human and technical capacity to carry out discharge test of a flashing well orflow test of a liquid dominated well depending on the outcome ofthe drilling. The consultant will need to provide all logging toolsand equipment as well as equipment for completion and discharge/flow testing, with the exception of water pumps for injection testsat the end of drilling, which will be provided by the drilling consultant. Timeframe Services will be provided approximately during 4 months, starting from thebeginning of June 2016 and completing in lateSeptember 2016. The Armenia Renewable Resources andEnergy Efficiency Fund now invites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing theServices. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevantexperience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria are: ·         General Experience in well logging and well testingofdrilling projects in the last 10 years (max 50 points) ·         Specific Experience in well logging (including PTS and CBLlogging) in geothermal drilling projects and in discharge testing of high and low enthalpy wells in the last 10 years (max 50points) The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the WorldBank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World BankBorrowers, January 2011, Revised July 2014. ("ConsultantGuidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or asub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality and Cost-Based Selection (QCBS) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can beobtained at the address below during office hours from9:00-18:00 local time. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form or via email to theaddress below byMarch 30, 2016, 18:00 (local time). ArmeniaRenewable Resources and Energy Efficiency Fund Address: Proshyan str. 1st Lane, House 32 Attention: Tamara Babayan-Director City Zip code: Yerevan, 0019, Country: Republic of Armenia Phone #: 37410 ? 588011 Fax #: 37410 ?588011 E-mail: g.zara@r2e2.am; info@r2e2.am; artgrigoryan@yahoo.com Web site: www.r2e2.am

Trade Promotion and Quality Infrastr - P146994

Foreign Financing Projects Management Center (FFPMC) | Published February 5, 2016  -  Deadline February 19, 2016
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Selection Committee Members REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES ? INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT SELECTION) Republic of Armenia Trade Promotion and Quality InfrastructureProject Loan Number8390-AM Assignment Title: Selection Committee Members Reference No. (As PerProcurement Plan): TPQI-C-2.3.7 The Republic of Armenia has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Trade Promotion and QualityInfrastructure Project,and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. The Project is comprised of four components: (i) Component 1: Improvingthe effectiveness of the trade promotion and qualitysystem of the country, (ii) Component 2: Promoting investment and exports, (iii) Component 3: Modernizing the national qualityinfrastructure, and (iv) Component 4: Project management and monitoring and evaluation. The objective of Sub-component 2.3 is to: (i) support the upgrading of domestic industries; (ii) strengthen the relationshipswith existing efficiency-seeking high-value added FDI and enhance the potential for new FDI; and (iii) facilitate industry-academiacollaboration. The sub-component will include two instruments: (i) Cluster developmentPPPs will strengthen industry clusters, and (ii)Research and skills development PPPs will be targeted at encouraging efficiency-seeking FDI (primarily in high tech) to strengthentheir level of engagement in the country and facilitate skills development by funding joint projects between multinationals andacademia. The Selection Committee is an independent committee, which will be comprised of Armenian and foreign professionals from theprivate sector, academia, and applied research sector. The objective of this assignment is to ensure the transparent selectionof good quality PPP initiatives, including theevaluation of Concept Papers and Full proposals. The duration of the assignment is one year, with possible extension. Ministry of Economy of RA and Foreign Financing Projects Management Centerof Ministry of Finance of RA (FFPMC) now invite eligible Individual Consultants (Consultants) to indicate their interest inproviding the Services. Interested Consultants should provide their CV, and also information demonstrating thatthey have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. QualificationRequirements For this assignment an individual Consultant/s will be hired, with thefollowingqualifications: -        Degree in Business/Financial management; Economic Development and/or affiliateddisciplines; -        At least 10 years of experience working in infrastructure development, policy development, cluster and industrydevelopment initiatives and other areas related to private sector development; -        Profound understanding of public-private partnership cooperation models and experience of working in suchinitiatives; -        Experience and knowledge of industry-academia collaboration project development and/orimplementation; -        Knowledge and understanding of industry clusters and cluster development approaches; -        Demonstrable understanding of local economic environment; Experience of collaboration with Armenian private sectorand public sector is an advantage; -        Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English; -        Computer literacy. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's"Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans & IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers",January 2011. ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with Section V, "Selection ofIndividual Consultants" method procedures set out in the World Bank's "Guidelines: Selectionand Employment of Consultants underIBRD Loans & IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers" January 2011. Further information can beobtained at the address below during officehours from 09:00 to 18:00 hours. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the addressbelow (in person, or by mail, or by e-mail) by February 19, 2016, 18:00 (localtime). Mr. EdgarAvetyan ExecutiveDirector Foreign FinancingProjects Management Center (FFPMC) Address: Tigran Mets4, 3-rd floor, Yerevan, Republic ofArmenia Telephone: (374-11)91 05 81; E-mail: info@ffpmc.am

Northern Corridor Modernisation Project

 | Published March 18, 2016  -  Deadline April 15, 2016
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Tender Exercise No. - 3954871
Tender Exercise Title - Supervision Engineer for Design and Construction of new Bagratashen Bridge Client Name - Two clients: Republic of Armenia and Georgia
Type of Notice - Invitation for Expressions of Interest Nature of Procurement - Consultancy
General Procurement Notice Published on 16/03/2016

The above named client, intends to use part of the proceeds of a loan from/grant administered by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the Bank) and set out above and from Client's own funds towards the cost of the above named project. Contracts will be subject to the Bank's Procurement Policies and Rules.

Funding Details:

A loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the Bank), from Client's own funds towards the cost of the above named project The financing of the consultancy contract will be distributed between loans for both Clients.

The Clients will finance taxes and duties, including VAT.

The proceeds of the loan from/ grant administered by the Bank 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 Client's country.

Contracts to be financed with the proceeds of a loan from/ grant administered by the Bank and will be open to firms from any country.

              

The main objective of the assignment shall be:

 

 The Ministry of Transport and Communication of the Republic of Armenia (North-South Road Corridor Investment Program Implementation Organization SNCO) and Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia (Roads Department of Georgia), hereinafter referred to as the Client and/or Clients intends using part of the proceeds of the loans from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the Bank) towards the cost of the consultancy contact for Supervision Engineer for Design and Construction of a new Bridge at the Sadakhlo-Bagratashen Border Crossing Point.

The consultancy contract includes amongst other carrying out duties of the Engineer as described and in accordance with the contract for civil works which will be based upon the FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Plant and Design-Build (Yellow book, 1st edition, 1999). The works to be carried out under the contract include the Design and Construction of the new bridge over river Debed, including all design and site investigation works, construction of the new bridge containing two separate decks that shall span over the existing border crossing infrastructure on the Armenian side of the river Debed, the channel of the river Debed and the railway line on the Georgian side of the river Debed.

Since the construction of the bridge will be carried out within the framework of the tripartite contract - a Contractor and two Clients, then contract for the Engineer services will also be tripartite. The key feature of these services will be to provide a proactive supervision of design and construction works in accordance with the legal frameworks of both, Armenia and Georgia.

The assignment is expected to start in 18/03/2016 and last about It is incorrect, please see next sentence. The assignment is expected to start in the 4th quarter of 2016. The total time period - 44 months, incl. 18 months for Construction, 24 months for the DLP and 2 months for issuance of performance certificate..

This consultant selection will be conducted by e-procurement using the EBRD Client E-Procurement Portal (ECEPP). Interested firms should register on ECEPP at this link:

https://ecepp.ebrd.com/respond/PSA55S8652

 

and express an interest in this assignment.

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 or similar assignments undertaken in the previous not more than 5 years, including their locations;

CVs of staff who could be available to work on the assignment.

The above information should not exceed 25 pages.

Following this Invitation for Expression of Interest, a shortlist of qualified firms will be created by the Client to be invited to submit proposals for the assignment.

 

Other Information: The Expression of interest, in English, shall be submitted via ECEPP system not later than closing date and time.

The expression of interest shall not exceed 25 pages, excluding CVs.

Consultant Profile: The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms with proven experience in the administrative management, design and supervision of similar construction works with comparable climatic and geological conditions.

Details of experience or similar assignments undertaken in the previous five year 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;

- contract value;

- name of the client and funding source;

- functions and tasks carried out, including applicable national and/or international codes and standards, and certification; and If consulting firm 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, fraudulent or other prohibited practices regardless of the results of technical evaluation of the expressions of interest.

It is important to take into account that the design by the contractor will be based on the Armenian and Georgian technical standards and norms and the consultant must be able to understand those. If a firm considers it does not possess all the required expertise for the assignment, it may consider forming a joint venture partnership with other firms. In such cases the Expression of Interest should provide the aforementioned details for each partner and an indication which firm is the lead partner.

It is expected that the Consultant's team will include at least the following specialists with a technical, engineering and construction skills and with corresponding of general experience and specific experience for the position for which they are proposed:

Key Experts

Team Leader / Senior Bridge Engineer (15 years of general and 10 years of specific experience).

Chief Design Engineer (15 years of general and 10 years of specific experience).

Bridge Engineer / Deputy Team Leader (10 years of general and 8 years of specific experience).

Quality Control Specialist (15 years of general and 10 years of specific experience).

Geotechnical Engineer (15 years of general and 10 years of specific experience).

Non Key Experts

Quantity Surveyor (8 years of general and 5 years of specific experience).

Road Safety Specialist (8 years of general and 5 years of specific experience) Contract Specialist (8 years of general and 3 years of specific experience) Social Specialist (7 years of general and 3 years of specific experience) Environmental Specialist (10 years of general and 5 years of specific experience) The Expressions of Interest will be evaluated on the following Criteria (Sub-criteria) with corresponding weights (%):

Company Profile - 10%, including (core business and years of experience – 5%; technical and administrative capacity - 5%); Experience 90%, including (experience of consultant specific to the assignment - 60%; experience of consultant specific to the region -30%).

Client Address:

Erna Amirkhanyan - Procurement and Contract Management Specialist (Armenia), e-mail: erna.amirkhanyan@northsouth.am;  Luka Mosashvili - Deputy Head of Foreign Project Division (Georgia), e-mail: luka.mosashvili@georoad.ge The Ministry of Transport and Communication of the Republic of Armenia (North-South Road Corridor Investment Program Implementation Organization SNCO) and Ministry of regional development and infrastructure of Georgia (Roads Department of Georgia) North-South Road Corridor Investment Program Implementation Organization SNCO, 58, Pushkin str., 0002, Yerevan, Armenia, Roads Department of Georgia, 12 Al. Kazbegi ave., 0160, Tbilisi, Georgia, Yerevan, Tbilisi, 0002, 0160, Armenia Tel. +374 (60) 506 870; +995 (322) 370 508, Email: erna.amirkhanyan@northsouth.am

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