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ECSEE APL 5DAM SAFETY - P110481

 | Published December 12, 2014
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Preafeasibility Study, Feasibility Study, Preparation Of Tender Design And Technical Specifications For Providing Safe Flo Od Managment Of Drin River Cascade Hpps Scope of Contract and duration: Prefeasibility Study, Feasibility Study,Preparation of TSand Tender Design for Providing Safe Flood Management of Drin River Cascade HPPs. 24 Months Minimum Qualifying TechnicalScore: 75 Consultants' names Fichtner JV of TEF and CNR JV of Lahmeyer and ACE AF Consult Sweco International AB Mott MacDonald NA City/Country Status: AwardedConsultant Evaluated Consultant Evaluated Consultant Evaluated Consultant Evaluated Consultant Evaluated Consultant Rejected Consultant Not Evaluated Reason TechnicalScore 93.91 90.90 90.25 87.44 86.19 85.04 FinancialScore NA NA NA NA NA NA Combined Score NA NA NA NA NA NA Criteria SpecificExperience 5 5 5 5 4.9 4.89 Work Plan & Methodology 37.65 36.95 34.47 33.45 33.60 33.6 Key Experts 51.26 48.96 50.78 48.99 47.69 46.55 Priceas read out 1,967,757.35 EUR FinalEvaluation Price 1,967,757.35 EUR FinalNegotiated Price 1,973,358.50 Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6

WATER RESOURCES AND IRRIGATION - P121186

 | Published October 5, 2016
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Individual Consultant
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Small Contracts Award (dir,cqs,indv,sss) Small Contract Award Notice Albania Project: P121186 - Water Resources and IrrigationProject Report Period: 21-Sep-2016 - 05-Oct-2016 Awarded Firm/Indv. : Individual Consultant Country:Albania Contract Signature Date:21-Sep-2016 Method of Procurement: INDV- Individual Price: ALL 1,642,992.00 Duration: 1.00 Year(s) SummaryScope of Contract: Local Procurement Consultant

Social Assistance Modernization Project - P122233

Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth | Published April 6, 2016  -  Deadline April 20, 2016
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International Financial Consultant For A Cost Comparison Estimate Of The Proposedrestructuring Of Disability Allowance And Personal Assistance Payment REPUBLIC OF ALBANIA MINISTRY OF SOCIAL WELFARE AND YOUTH SOCIAL ASSISTANCE MODERNIZATION PROJECT (SAMP) REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST CONSULTING SERVICES FOR "International financial consultant for a Cost Comparison Estimate of the Proposed   Restructuring of Disability Allowance and PersonalAssistance Payment" International individual consultant - Ref. no. SAMP/CS/IC/12-2015 Albania SocialAssistance Modernization Project - (SAMP) Loan No.: 8141- AL Project IDNo. P122233 The Republic of Albania, has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of theSocial Assistance Modernization Project (SAMP), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consultant services. The consultingservices ("the Services") include "International financial consultant for a Cost Comparison Estimate of the Proposed Restructuring of Disability Allowance and PersonalAssistance Payment". The Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth (MSWY) is the ministry responsible forthe project implementation. TheDepartment of Social Care and Integrated Services (DSCIS) within MSWY is responsible for all the activitiesrelated to theimplementation of reforms for both programs, Ndihma Ekonomike and Disability Assistance. The proposal for the reform of thedisability evaluation and the related benefits in the system of social protection includes new provisions on the restructuring ofthe disability allowance amount as well as the establishment of new criteria for its beneficiaries. This study will be undertakento estimate the financial impact of the proposed restructuring on the existing scheme. In this context MSWY is seeking to recruit an international financial expert with strong financialknowledgeand expertise in the financial and social fields to assist in the preparation of the detailed calculation of the cost estimateof the Proposed Restructuring of Disability Allowance andPersonal AssistancePayment and the comparativeanalysis with the cost estimate of the existing scheme.To carry out the above task theconsultant will work closely with the staff ofSocial Care and Integrated Services Directory and State Social Services General Directory. All reports are required to beprovided in Albanian and in English. The Consultant will be an international individual consultant, who should have: ? Advanced university degree in finance,economy or relevant field. ? At least 10 years experience in PublicAdministration, Economics, Public Finance Management or related fields ? At least five (5) years of demonstratedwork experience and expertise in funding of social services. ? Familiarity with Reform of SocialAssistance system. ? Work experience with World Bank and /orother international organizations would be considered as an advantage. ? Excellent knowledge of Englishwrittenand spoken ? Computer proficiency in standard officeapplications (Spread sheets, word processing, Internet Explorer), excellent communication, interpersonal and team working skills. TheMinistry of Social Welfare and Youth (MSWY) through the Project Management Team (PMT) now invites eligible international individual consultants ("Consultants") to indicateits interest in providing the Services. Interested individual Consultants should provide information demonstrating that he/she hasthe required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The short listing criteriaare: 1-     General Qualification                             30points 2-      Relevant Experience                               40 points 3-      Capability to carryout the assignment 30 points TOTAL                                                          100 points The attentionof interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits &Grants by World Bank Borrowers ("Consultant Guidelines")- January 2011, setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict ofinterest. The selection method to be applied is Individual Consultant Selection (IC), in accordance with the procedures setout the World Bank's Guidelines:Selection and Employment of Consultantsby World Bank Borrowers (edition of January 2011). The contract duration is expected to befor approximately 2 months. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 08:00 to 16:30(Monday to Thursday) and 08:00 to 14:00 on Friday. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the addressbelow (in person,or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by April 20, 2016.

Citizen-centered public services - P151972

Central Finance and Contracting Unit (CFCU) | Published October 23, 2015  -  Deadline November 6, 2015
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Individual Consultant For Re-engineering Process REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT) ALBANIA CITIZEN ? CENTERED PUBLIC SERVICESPROJECT Project Preparation Advance Project ID  P.472 Assignment Title: Individual Consultant for Re-engineering Process Ref. No. : AL-PPA/P.472/CS/IC/1.01.01 The Government of Albania has received financing in the amount of US$ 2 million, equivalent from the World Bank toward the cost of the Citizen ? CenteredPublic Services Project, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments for consulting services for the project's"Re-engineering Expert". The consulting services aims re-engineering and simplification of processes, digitization of archives and design anddevelopment of IT systems and platforms and separation of front and back office. The re-engineering component that is now at a very crucial phase following the thorough baseline information collection on363 on-scope services provided by ten (10) central government institutions, which entails: information on the processes, the legalbase and IT systems. Moreover, business process model and notation schemes have been completed to provide visual information of theprocess workflow. The Central Finance and Contracting Unit of Ministry of Finance (CFCU) now inviteseligible "Individual Consultants" to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provideinformation demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The selectioncriteria are: Specific ProfessionalExperience University degree in economics, business administration, public administration and policy orsimilar. A Master's degree is preferable;at least 8 years of experience in the publicsector, as a consultant or as a public officer,dealing with reforms,public service delivery and improvement, business analysis, performance and procedure improvement,etc.;documentary evidence on experience in the successful implementation of public servicereengineering reforms, with an important IT component;experience in a public service re-engineering reform, implemented in a developing country inrecent years, is preferable.excellent command of English language (both spoken and written) isessential; The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of theWorld Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDACredits & Grants by World BankBorrowers (January 2011 edition, revised July 2014) ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forththe World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. The Consultant will be selected in accordance with Individual Consultant(IC) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the addressbelow during office hours from 08:00 to 16:00,Mondays to Thursdays, and from 08:00 to 14:00 on Fridays The complete Terms of Reference is posted on the website of CFCU: http://cfcu.minfin.gov.al,and that of the Agency for the Delivery of Integrated Services in Albania: www.adisa.gov.al. Expressions of interest (CV, Cover letter and documentary evidence for fulfilling the qualifications) mustbe delivered in awritten form to the address below in person, or by mail, or by e-mail by November 6th 2015 local time14:00. Central Finance andContracting Unit(CFCU) Ministry of Finance Blvd: Dëshmorët e Kombit, No. 4,Tirana, Albania Tel: +355 4 24 51177 E-mail: enkeleda.kokthi@financa.gov.al

Citizen-centered public services - P151972

 | Published January 27, 2016
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Idra Research and Consulting
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Small Contracts Award (dir,cqs,indv,sss) Small Contract Award Notice Albania Project: P151972 - Citizen-centered publicservices Report Period:02-Nov-2015 - 27-Jan-2016 Awarded Firm/Indv. : Individual Consultant Country: Albania Contract Signature Date:01-Dec-2015 Method of Procurement: INDV- Individual Price: EUR 18,000.00 Duration: 1 Year(s) Summary Scopeof Contract: Citizen feedback mecahnism: Ensure that feedback is solicited from identified beneficiaries through proactivelylogging their experience at targeted public service facilities. Awarded Firm/Indv. :Individual Consultant Country: Albania Contract Signature Date: 23-Dec-2015 Method of Procurement: INDV- Individual Price: USD 20,880.00 Duration: 1 Year(s) Summary Scope of Contract: DigitizationManager: Support the digitization activities in terms ofactivities coordination, analysis and document validation and interaction with stakeholders and third parties. Awarded Firm/Indv. : Individual Consultant Country:Albania Contract Signature Date:05-Jan-2016 Method of Procurement: INDV- Individual Price: USD 14,400.00 Duration: 1 Year(s) Summary Scopeof Contract: Business Analyst:Support the activities of the re-engineering component, in terms of activities coordination, contentvalidation, and interaction with stakeholders and third parties. Awarded Firm/Indv. :Individual Consultant Country: Albania Contract Signature Date: 07-Jan-2016 Method of Procurement: INDV- Individual Price: USD 16,800.00 Duration: 1 Year(s) Summary Scope of Contract: Information System Local Expert: Support ADISA in addressing IT needs duringthe FO/BO separation process. Awarded Firm/Indv. :Idra Research and Consulting Address: "Siri Kodra", Pall.94, Shk.5, Ap. 49 Contract Signature Date: 27-Jan-2016 Method ofProcurement: CQS- Selection Based On Consultant's Qualification Price: USD 164,450.00 Duration: 5 Month(s) Summary Scope of Contract: Baseline Assesment: Conduct a baseline assessment to cover nationally representative household surveyand representative assessment of service delivery for users

MDTF 2 FOR IPS 2 - P129332

Central Finance and Contracting Unit (CFCU) | Published May 4, 2015  -  Deadline May 19, 2015
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Improving Deregulation And Fiscal Efficiency In Albania Request for Expressions of Interest SecondMulti-Donor Trust Fund for CapacityBuilding Support to the Implementation of the Integrated Planning System (IPS2) Consultant Services For Improving Deregulation and Fiscal Efficiency in Albania COUNTRY: Albania NAME OF PROJECT: Capacity Building and Supportto Implement the Integrated Planning System (IPS 2) in Albania Grant No.: TF013972 Assignment Title: Improving Deregulation and Fiscal Efficiency inAlbania Reference No.: AL-IPS2-P129332-CQ-CS-15-01.04 The Government ofAlbaniahas received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of "Capacity Building and Supportto Implement the Integrated Planning System (IPS 2) in Albania"and intends to applypart of the proceeds forconsultant services. The objective of this assignment is to improve Business and Investment Climate, in line withthe objectives of the Government, towards trade facilitation, deregulation, improvement and easing of procedural and bureaucraticissues. The delivery of government services towards enterprises will be improved, and as well, will be increased the formalitythroughout sectors, and payment of taxes, through the ease and elimination of proceduralbottlenecks. The following tasks are expected to be carried out by the Consultant: -          Conductassessment of the current situation to identify the regulatory framework and environment creating impediments for economicgrowth; -          Developrecommendations on improving business enabling environment and develop an action plan and roadmap forreforms; -          Support theGoA in drafting terms of references for international development programs in EconomicDevelopment and Business EnablingEnvironment -          Conductassessment of the institutional framework, assessment of the system and develop gap analysis referred to tax and customAdministration; Provide recommendations and roadmap of reforms. -          Providepolicy advice to theEconomic Development and Fiscal Departments Reform, with focus on Taxand CustomsReform -          Conductassessment of the legal and institutional framework and develop the general roadmap for the reforms to support the formation of OneStop Shop for the public services, in particular for the National Registration Center (NRC) and National Licensing Center(NLC) Theassignment is expected to start in July 2015. The activities described are expected to be completed within a period of 8 months,following the signing of the consultancy contract. The complete Terms of Reference is posted on the website of Central Finance and Contracting Unit(implementing directory inthe Ministry of Finance of Albania):  http://cfcu.minfin.gov.al/. The Central Finance and Contracting Unit in the Ministry of Finance ofAlbania invite eligible Consulting Companies ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. InterestedConsultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to performthe Services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skillsamong staff, etc.). The Consultants team will be composed of at least 3 key project team members, withnecessary qualifications and experience to run and manage the assigned project. The following input isdesired: -          Team Leader ? 55 man/days -          RegulatoryExpert -  30 man/days -          Pool of Sector Experts - 60man/days -          Local expert -60 man/days The short-listing criteria are: Not less than5 years of practicalexperience in Policy Advising, Institutional Building and Capacity Development activities in the field of business enablingenvironment, including tax and customs policy andadministration. At least 1 successfully carried out contract in supporting business enabling environment within the lastthree years with certificates of satisfaction issued by the employers.Proven track record ofproviding complex technical advice on design and implementation of Public Financial Management (PFM) reform for the Ministries of Financeintransitional or developing economies. At least 3 key project team member, with necessary qualifications and experience to run and manage the assignedproject. Consultants may associate to enhance their qualifications. The "association" may take the form of a Joint Venture or a subconsultancy. In case of a Joint Venture (JV), all members of the JV will be evaluated jointly for the purpose of short listing andshall be jointly and severallyliable for the assignment and shall sign the contract in case of award is made to that JV group.Interested consultants should clearly indicate the structure of their "association" and the duties of the partners and subconsultants in their application. Unclear expression of interests in terms of "in association with" and/or "in affiliation with"and etc. may not be considered for short listing. Keeping one expression of interest per firm as principle, a consultant firm maydecide whether it wishes to participate as a sub consultant or as an individual consultant or as a partner in a joint venture.Please note that a firmshall submit only one EOI in the same selection process either individually as a consultant or as a partnerin a joint venture. No firm canbe a sub consultant while submitting an EOI individually or as a partner of a joint venture in thesame selection process. A firm, if acting in the capacity of sub consultant in any consultant or JV, may participate in more thanone consultant, but only in the capacity of a sub consultant. Aconsultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDACredits and Grants by World Bank Borrowers, dated January 2011 (ConsultantsGuidelines), under Consultant's Qualification Selection Method. Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address belowduring office hours 8.00A.M to 16.00 PM, Mondays to Thursdays, and from 8.00 A.M to 14 P.M onFridays. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (inperson, by mail or by email) by May 19th 2015 , 14:00 local time. Enkelejda Kokthi Acting Director Central Finance and Contracting Unit (CFCU) Ministry of Finance Blvd: Deshmoret e Kombit, No. 3, Tirana, Albania E-mail: enkeleda.kokthi@financa.gov.al

Compliance Monitoring and Transparency - P153167

 | Published April 29, 2016
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Individual Consultant
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Small Contracts Award (dir,cqs,indv,sss) Small Contract Award Notice Albania Project: P153167 - Albania: Procurement PerformanceEnhancement Project Report Period: 05-Jan-2016 - 05-Apr-2016 Awarded Firm/Indv. : Individual Consultant Country:Estonia Contract SignatureDate:16-Mar-2016 Method of Procurement: INDV- Individual Price: EUR 40,441.00 Duration: 5 Month(s) Summary ScopeofContract: Provide the PPA with a Procurement Performance Indicators manual in order to measure the performance of the Governmentinstitutions, procurement officers and of the procurement system. Awarded Firm/Indv. :Individual Consultant Country: Albania Contract Signature Date: 16-Mar-2016 Method of Procurement: INDV- Individual Price: USD 16,750.00 Duration: 3 Month(s) Summary Scope of Contract: Train the PPA staff to collect as much data as possible for an extensiveassessment of the procurement performance Awarded Firm/Indv. :Individual Consultant Country: Albania Contract Signature Date: 21-Mar-2016 Method of Procurement: INDV-Individual Price: USD 13,500.00 Duration:4 Month(s) Summary Scope of Contract: Provide the PPA with a clear understanding on how to handle with electronic archivedprocedures dated back to five or more years or even the more recent ones

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - P128412

 | Published October 3, 2016
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National Forest Inventory Capacity Building Contract Reference No: ESP-CS-QCBS-01 Evaluation Currency: EUR Name ofContract: National Forest Inventory CapacityBuilding MinimumQualifying Technical Score: 75 Consultants'names JV: Federal Researchand Training Centre for Forests, Natural Hazards and Landscape & Diava Consulting JV: Centre forEcological Research (CREAF) & Water, Environment and Business for Development (WE& B) &Albaforest JV: P.A.N.G.E.A.Societa Cooperativa Consortile (PANGEA) (&  RDM Progetti & Natural EconomicResources Efficiency Institute & Geo Consulting & SFM Consultants JV: SwedishAgruculture University/Faculty of Forest Sciences, Department of Forest Resources Management (SLU)  & Swedish Forest Agency (SFA) JV: OIKON &INDUFOR OY Country Austria Spain Italy Sweden Croatia Status: Evaluated  Consultant Evaluated Consultant Evaluated Consultant Awarded Consultant Evaluated Consultant TechnicalScore 69.14 63.21 65.88 73.54 68.25 FinancialScore 20 19.16 19.66 18.76 19.27 Combined Score 89.14 82.37 85.54 92.30 87.52 Rank 2 5 4 1 3 CRITERIA (i) Specific experience 9.80 7.80 7.80 10.00 9.54 (ii) Methodology and workplan 29.45 27.75 29.80 32.60 30.39 iii) Key staff 35.97 36.06 34.74 39.33 35.94 (iv) Transfer of knowledge 9.30 7.40 8.04 10.00 9.10 (v) Nationals among keystaff 1.90 0.00 1.96 0.00 0.34 Technical proposal total score 86.43 79.01 82.35 91.93 85.31 Price as readout EUR 378,040 EUR 395,533.26 EUR 384,606 SEK 3,783,150 EUR 392,260.50 Final EvaluationPrice EUR 378,040 EUR 395,533.26 EUR 384,606 EUR 403,032.09 EUR 392,260.50 Final Negotiated/awardedPrice SEK 3,783,150 Ø  Name of succesful consultant: JV: Swedish Agruculture University/Faculty of Forest Sciences, Department of Forest Resources Management(SLU)  & Swedish Forest Agency(SFA)  - Sweden Ø  Contract price:  SEK 3,783,150 (plus VAT of SEK765,630) Ø  Contract duration: Thirty-six (36) months Ø  Scope of services: o   Build Ministry of Environment (MoE)/National Environment Agency (NEA) capacities to design and implement a National Forestand Pastures Monitoring System that will provide the required information on forest condition, cover and dynamics while at the sametime generating new relevant data on parameter such as forest carbon and biodiversity; o   Improve capacity of MoE on GIS and remote sensing analysis for mapping; monitoring and improving estimations, in ordertodetect kind, type and amount of changes occurred in land cover andforest resources in a systematic and continues way.  The years for the evaluation will be 1992, 2003 and2015; o   Propose the necessary organizational structure and technical capability to carry out and execute forest and pastureresources assessments and monitoring programs in Albania; o   Strengthen MoE capacities on data processing and information dissemination and utilization for cross-sectoral policycoordination and decision making.

MDTF 2 FOR IPS 2 - P129332

Central Finance and Contracting Unit (CFCU) Ministry of Finance | Published November 5, 2014  -  Deadline November 21, 2014
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Advisory Support During The Implementation Of Afmis Activities Request for Expressions of Interest Second Multi-Donor TrustFund for Capacity Building Support to Implement the Integrated Planning System (IPS2) Consultant Services For Advisory supportduring the implementation of AFMIS activities COUNTRY: Albania NAME OF PROJECT: Capacity Building Support to Implement the Integrated Planning System (IPS 2) Grant No.: TF013972 Assignment Title: Advisory support during theimplementation of AFMIS activities Reference No.: AL-IPS2- P129332-IC-CS-14-03.08 The Government of Albania has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of"Capacity Building and Support to Implement the Integrated Planning System (IPS 2) in Albania" and intends to apply partof the proceeds for consultant services. This consulting assignment isdesigned to support the MoF for effective management of ongoingAFMIS development and integration activities, monitoring of key deliverables, and timely reporting of achievements and challenges. Contracting Unit in the Ministry of Finance of Albania invite eligible IndividualConsultants ("Consultant") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Individual Consultants should provideinformation demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The Individual Consultant should possess the following qualifications: University degree in information systems, engineering, business administration, or related fields;Not less than 7 years of practical experience in managing/coordinating similar projects related tothe developmentand integration of government information systems. Substantial leadership and project management expertise. Proven ability to communicate projectissues with high ranking government officials, and to resolve key issues quickly, will beessential.Proven track record of providing effective project implementation support to government entitiesfor similar activities will be considered as an advantage.Experience in the development of Financial Management Information Systems, and integration of ICTsolutions will be considered as an advantage. ·        Fluency in English is required. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of theWorld Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment ofConsultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits and Grants by World Bank Borrowers, dated January 2011, (Consultants Guidelines), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultants (IC) Selection Method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the addressbelow during office hours 08:00 to 16:00,Mondays to Thursdays, and from 08:00 14:00 on Fridays. The complete Terms of Reference is posted on the website of Central Finance and Contracting Unit:http://cfcu.minfin.gov.al/. Expressions of interest (CV,Cover letter and documentary evidence for fulfilling the qualifications) must be delivered in a written form to the address below(in person, or by mail, or by fax, orby e-mail) by November 21st, 2013, local time 14:00. Central Financeand Contracting Unit (CFCU) Ministry ofFinance Blvd: Deshmoret e Kombit, No. 4, Tirana, Albania Tel: +355 42 451177 E-mail: Anila.Boshnjaku@financa.gov.al

RRMSP - P132982

Albanian Road Authority | Published August 22, 2016  -  Deadline September 26, 2016
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Selection Of International Individual Technical Assistant REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (For Selection of an International Individual Consultant) ALBANIA Results ? based Road Maintenance and Safety Project (RRMSP) Loan No. 8489 ? ALB Selection of International Individual Technical Assistant Reference No . CS 11 ?13 The Albanian Road Authority (ARA) through the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure (MoTI) of the Government of Albania, hasreceivedfinancing from the World Bank towards the cost of the Results ? basedRoad Maintenance and Safety Project (RRMSP), andintends to apply part of the proceeds of this Loan for the selection of an international individual consultant (InternationalExpert), who will be assigned as aTechnical Adviser to the ARA Project Director and will be responsiblefor providing advisorysupport and guidance to the Project ManagementTeam (PMT) in the implementation and management of RRMSP. The overarching objective of the technical assistance services is to ensure that RRMSP is completed on the agreed time scheduleand thatthe RRMSP project development objective (PDO) is successfully achieved; where the PDO is to (a) maintain the condition andimprove the safety of the primary roads and primary secondary roads in Albania; and (b) strengthen sustainable and efficient roadasset management systems and safety practices for the benefit of road users. The individual consultant will be responsible for the following key tasks and will not be limited to: 1. Managing the overall implementation of four civil works contracts and one Monitoring Consulting services contract, formaintaining about 1335 km of road network using Output and Performance Based Road Maintenance (OPBRM) procedures. 2. Providing guidance and support to the PMT, in order that it canfulfil the roles and responsibilities as provided in the RRMSPOperational Manual. 3. Providing guidance and support to ARA and MoTI, to implement RRMSP components to institutionalize Road Asset ManagementSystem (RAMS)through enhancing ARA's capacity to collect and analyze road data. 4. Providing guidance and support to ARA and MoTI, to implement RRMSP components to operationalize road safety in ARA throughintroducing road safety audits, and developing an integrated accident recording system. 5. Providing technical and advisory support to ARA, to implement RRMSP components related to finalizing the Transport SectorStrategy and for associated medium term budget planning. 6. Providing technical and advisory support to ARA, to implement RRMSP components related to 7. Project performance monitoring activities including the beneficiary impact assessment, technical audit and reviewing trendswithin Social Transparency System. 8. Monitoring the performance of RRMSP PDO results indicators through collecting and analyzing data relating to multi ? yearmaintenanceplans, road conditions and fatalities. 9. Monitoring the performance of RRMSP DLI through engaging consultants and analyzing data in accordance with agreedDisbursement linkedindicators (DLI) framework on maintenance outputs and targets. ? 10. Providing on the ? job training, guidance and assistance to ARA and MoTI staff in all aspects related to the implementationof the RRMSP. The individual consultant shall be an academically qualified professional engineer with a first degree in Civil Engineering,with twenty(20) years of international experience in the design and/or supervision of highways and road engineering projectsincluding at least fifteen (15) years of experience in road maintenance projects including routine maintenance, periodicmaintenance and rehabilitation using Output and Performance Based Road Maintenance (OPBRM) Contracts. The candidate should have atleast 10 (ten) years professional experience as a Team Leader in the design, planning and management of road construction andmaintenance projects. The knowledge of World Bank procurement guidelines for civil works and consulting services, and contractmanagementof highway projects is essential. The candidate should have experience of technical assistance assignment in developingcountries with project administration, leadership, training and advisory skills in the design, supervision and contract managementof large civil work contracts using OPBRM contracting procedures. Fluency in both written and spoken English and the ability tocommunicate ideas freely is essential. The person shall be conversant with necessary computer and road works design/execution andmonitoring software(s). The initial term of assignment will be for three years (36 months), which can be extended provided the performance of theconsultant is satisfactory. The total level of effort can be extended to 60 person months, provided the term of the consultancydoes not extend beyond December 31, 2021. The individual consultant will be selected in accordance with the World Bank Consultantguidelines of January 2011 and revised July 2014, and the form of the contract will be used as applicable to individual consultant.The ARA will provide to the individual consultant all office facilities including office space, furniture, telephone, fax, printerexcept personal lap top computer, which the consultant will being of his/her own. The ARA now invites eligible individual consultants to express their interest in providing the services by submitting thefollowing information at the address given below. a) Name, address, e ? mail, and telephone of the individual consultant b) Detailed CV of the individual consultant, which should demonstrate how the Consultant meets the qualifications and experiencecriteria c) Availability to commence the services Interested consultants may submit their expression of interest to the following address not later than 26 th September 2016 and can obtain any furtherinformation from the address given below: Attention: Mr. Dashamir Xhika, Director General Street Address: Rr. Sami Frasheri N° 33 Floor/Room number: first door on the First Floor City: Tirana ZIP Code: 1019 Country: Albania Telephone: +355.(4).222.3600 Facsimile number: Electronic mail address: Project Management Unit, World Bank Project, email address: pmt.rrmsp@arrsh.gov.al, Mr. Dashamir Xhika Director General, email address dashamir.xhika@arrsh.gov.al Mr. Ermal Nuri, Project Director, email address: ermal.nuri@arrsh.gov.al Mr. Elton Nasto Project Manager: email address: elton.nasto@arrsh.gov.al

Albania Health System Improvement - P144688

Ministry of Health | Published October 3, 2016  -  Deadline October 17, 2016
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Preparation Of Tor-s For Creating The Master Plan For Hmis E-healthactivities (2016-2020) & Health Data Standardization Framework REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OFINTEREST (REOI) (CONSULTING SERVICES) October 3,2016 Albania Albania Health System ImprovementProject (HSIP) Loan No:8466 AL. Project ID Number: P144688 Assignment Title: "Preparationof ToR-s for Creating the Master Plan for HMIS e-Health Activities (2016-2020)& Health Data Standardization Framework "  - International  Individual Consultant ReferenceNo. Ref. no.HSIP/CS/IC/07-2016 The Government of Albania has receivedfinancing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Health System ImprovementProject (HSIP), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consultingservices. The consulting services ("the Services")include hiring of an international individual consultant who will  design and develop Terms ofReference for hiring of an international consultant firm who will create theMaster Plan for HMIS e-Health Activities (2016-2020) & Health DataStandardization Framework. The objective of the assignment is to design and develop Terms of Reference for hiring of aninternational consultant firm who will create theMaster Plan for HMIS e-Health Activities (2016-2020) & Health DataStandardization Framework. The Consultant shalldeliver the document"Terms of Reference for Creation of the Master Plan for HMIS e-HealthActivities (2016-2020) & Health Data Standardization Framework". Thedocument shall contain, but is not limited to: Background andcontextual information important for the assignment Clear statement ofthe objectives of the assignment Description of thescope of the work, including description of expected outputs and tasks Description ofoutputs and schedule of deliverables Reporting requirements Implementation arrangements andresponsibilities of the Purchaser Qualificationrequirements of the firm and profile of key experts Separated annexeswith additional details, if necessary TheConsultant is also expected to provide advice on: Procurement methodfor the assignment described in the ToR Estimated costs ofthe assignment and schedule of payment Theconsultancy will be carried out by an international  individual consultant who shouldmeet thefollowing qualifications: Graduatequalification in informatics/information systems with  minimum of 10 years ofexperience. Previous experience on conducting similar assignments .At least 2 successful references in advising the governments in e-Governmentand/or e-Health planning and development. At least 10years experience in the design, implementation, and operation of InformationSystems. Extensiveexperience in advising on and implementing information strategies andsystemsdevelopment projects, including experience with e-health systems. Familiaritywith project implementation and procurement processes. Excellentwriting and reporting skills in English language. The Ministry of Health, through ProjectCoordination Unit (PCU) now invites eligible international individualconsultants("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services.Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they havethe required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services.The short listing criteria are: No. EvaluationCriterion Points 1. General Qualifications 30points 2. General ProfessionalExperience 50points 3. Relevant Specific Experience in the field ofthe assignment 10points 4. Similar specific experience in theregion 10points TOTAL 100points The attention of interested Consultants isdrawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines:Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers(January 2011, revised July 2014), setting forth the World Bank's policy onconflict of interest. The assignment will be performed by an International Individual Consultant. Theselection method to be applied is Individual Consultant (IC), inaccordance with the procedures set out the World Bank's Guidelines Selection and Employmentof Consultants Under IBRD Loans andIDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers" (January 2011, revisedJuly 2014) . The assignment should be performed within 1.5 months and thelevelof inputs is 20 working days in total. The assignment  is expected tostart on November 2016 until to January 2017. During the course of the contractimplementation, the consultant is required to conduct 1 one site mission inAlbania for about 5 days. Further information can beobtained at the address below during office hours 08:00 to 16:30 (Monday toThursday) and 08:00 to 14:00 on Friday. Expressions of interest must bedelivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or byfax, or by e-mail) by October 17, 2016. Ministry of Health (MoH) Project Coordination Unit(PCU) Health System Improvement Project(HSIP) Tirana,Albania Att: BlerinaDudushi e-mail: hsip.dudushi@gmail.com Att: ElmaDogani e-mail: hsip.dogani@gmail.com

Albania-Enhan.Quality Fin. Reporting - P152567

 | Published May 30, 2016
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Institute for Modeling in Business
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Small Contracts Award (dir,cqs,indv,sss) Small Contract Award Notice Albania Project: P152567 - Albania-Enhancing Quality of FinancialReporting (EQ-FINREP) Report Period: 02-Mar-2016 - 30-May-2016 Awarded Firm/Indv. : Individual Consultant Country:Ireland Contract Signature Date:16-May-2016 Method of Procurement: INDV- Individual Price: USD 58,600.00 Duration: 14 Month(s) SummaryScopeof Contract: International Strategic Consultant-Provide strategic advice to the Albanian counterparties in shaping and articulatingtheir needs as per activities under various components Awarded Firm/Indv. :Institute for Modeling in Business Address: RR.Gjergj Fishta Pall 4 Shk.8 Tirana Albania Contract Signature Date: 26-May-2016 Method ofProcurement: DIR- Direct Contracting Price: EUR 13,000.00 Duration: 6 Month(s) Summary Scope of Contract: ProjectAccounting software application to support and facilitate World Bank funded projects during all their phases.

Water Sector Investment Project - P102733

General Directorate for Water Supply and Sanitation | Published May 1, 2015  -  Deadline May 18, 2015
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Design And Supervision Of Durrës Sewerage Intervention REPUBLIC OF ALBANIA MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT AND INFRASTRUCTURE GENERAL DIRECTORATE FOR WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES? FIRMS SELECTION) Republic of Albania Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure General Directorate for Water Supply and Sanitation Water Sector Investment Project Loan No.  IBRD-83230 Assignment Title: Design and Supervision of Durrës SewerageIntervention Reference No.: CsD3 Thisrequest for expressions of interest followsthe General Procurement Notice for this project that appeared in Development Business online No. WB 183-01/13 of January 14,2013. The Republic ofAlbania has received a loan fromthe World Bank toward the cost of the Albania Water Sector Investment Project (AWSIP), and intends to apply part of the proceeds of the Loan for consultingservices for the Design andSupervision of Durrës Sewerage Intervention. The consulting services ("the Services") includepreparation of Final Detailed Designs, Bidding Documents and technical specifications and supervision forthe following activities: ·        rehabilitation/construction sewage collector from Museum to PumpingStation no. 8, Durrës city; ·        rehabilitation/construction main sewage collector from PumpingStation no. 8 to Pumping Station no. 7, Durrës city; ·        construction main sewage collector from Pumping Station no. 7 to Pumping Station no. 9, Durrës city. The implementation period will be approximately 12months from the Contract signing. The Ministry ofTransport and Infrastructure nowinvites 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: (i)                 general qualifications of the Consultant (10 points), (ii)               description of similarassignments, experience in similar conditions (60 points); and (iii)              availability ofappropriate skills among staff (30 points). The attention ofinterested Consultants is drawnto paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selectionand Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers dated January 2011("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. Consultants mayassociate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub consultancy to enhance theirqualifications. A Consultant will beselected in accordance withthe QCBS method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further informationcan be obtained at the address below during office hours 08.30 to 16.30 hours from Monday to Thursday and 08.30 to 14.00 onFriday. Expressions ofinterest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, orby e-mail) until May 18,2015. GeneralDirectorate for Water Supply and Sanitation Attn:Mr. Ardian Alushi, General Director Address: Lagja 4, Rruga "Sami Frashëri" Tirana, Albania Tel:+355 4 2256091 Fax:+355 4 2256091 E-mail: ardian.alushi@hotmail.com

Albania Health System Improvement - P144688

 | Published May 12, 2016
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Small Contracts Award (dir,cqs,indv,sss) Small Contract Award Notice Albania Project: P144688 - Health System ImprovementProject Report Period: 12-May-2016 - 12-May-2016 Awarded Firm/Indv. : Individual Consultant Country:Nicaragua Contract SignatureDate: 12-May-2016 Method of Procurement: INDV- Individual Price: USD 38,035.00 Duration: 2.00 Month(s) Summary Scope of Contract: QSUT management assessment and preparation of ToR-s for the internationalmanagement team. Consultants name: Mr. Roberto Benito Gutierrez-Ortega

Secretariat to the Investment Council in Albania - Economic Expert

 | Published February 10, 2015  -  Deadline February 24, 2015
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The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s (“EBRD” or the “Bank”) strategy for Albania is focused on the sustainable development of the private sector. The Bank’s private-sector oriented operational framework is believed to play a pivotal role in promoting greater vertical integration, innovation, competitiveness and improved corporate governance, including reduction of the administrative burden faced by businesses. Effective public/private dialogue and communication is therefore of great importance for private sector development, as it can steer and encourage needed reforms by the government, whilst providing government in turn with support from the private sector. The Bank has launched the “Investment Climate and Governance Initiative” (“ICGI”) to revitalise economic transition in a number of countries, including Albania. Within the framework of the ICGI, the Bank has developed a number of instruments which seek to improve policy dialogue between the public and private sectors with the ultimate goal of strengthening the investment climate, reducing informality, enhancing dispute resolution mechanisms, improving the relevant legal framework and enhancing good governance within the private sector. The Bank has prioritised the establishment of Investment Councils (the “Councils”) to facilitate dialogue on investment climate between the private sector and governments. In February 2014 the Bank and the Government of Albania signed a “Memorandum of Understanding” (“MoU”) to support investment climate and governance reform, which details the actions and responsibilities for implementation. The first outcome of the ICGI is the establishment of an Investment Council which will work closely with, and support, the National Economic Council (“NEC”), established by the Government of Albania. The Investment Council in Albania is being established as an independent body to assist NEC in reaching its objectives through a structured and effective dialogue between the private sector and the Albanian authorities. The Investment Council will ensure that NEC is made aware of the problems investors are facing in Albania, as well as providing constant and vigilant follow up at the NEC level and through the NEC Secretariat. In order to establish a mechanism for undertaking dialogue amongst the stakeholders (the Bank, government, business community and donors) including the NEC, a Secretariat (the “Secretariat”) for the Investment Council is being established. The EBRD has recently engaged a Head of Secretariat and now requires the services of other professionals to form part of a team. Specifically, the EBRD is seeking to engage an economic expert (the “Economic Expert”) for the Secretariat (the assignment”). Currently the Bank envisages supporting the operations of the Secretariat for 3 years. The Bank will closely review the progress in the country and will make adjustments, where possible, in order to ensure the effective functioning of the Investment Council. The Economic Expert will work under the direct supervision of the Head of Secretariat. The tasks of the Economic Expert will include, inter alia, the following: Review economic and business implications of the current legislation in the area of private sector and make practical recommendations (based on private sector concerns) in terms of regulations, institutional improvement, and/or structures to be created and/or reinforced aimed to improve the business climate in general and fostering investment (foreign and domestic) Identify key players from both the public and private sector to be proposed as members of the Investment Council in consultation with the Head of Secretariat and EBRD’s Head of Resident Office in Albania (“RO”) Identify key impediments to investment by local and foreign enterprises, main drivers and agents, for consideration by the Investment Council Maintain consultation with the Bank and seek the feedback of relevant authorities/bodies, the private sector, as well as international financial institutions and other donor organisations Review claims presented by the private sectors and provide analysis to the Investment Council’s members for possible referral to the NEC; In collaboration with Investment Council’s members, suggest and assist in preparing the agenda, including ensuring that appropriate topics and documentation is provided, to be discussed at Investment Council’s meetings and its working groups Following instructions from the Investment Council, make sure that reports and analysis are prepared in time, including recommendations to be submitted to the NEC Assist in preparing minutes of Investment Council meetings And, based on the recommendation of the Investment Council, identify areas to be addressed and create working group for these areas Make a presentation of conclusions and recommendations of the Investment Council and/or its working groups to relevant government bodies, private sector representatives and the Bank Assist in steering the process and managing the day-to-day operations of Investment Council starting from inception to the end of the assignment period Help in summarising the achievements of the Secretariat in annual reports to the Bank copied to the relevant government bodies and private sector involved in the process. Assignment Start Date and Duration: The assignment is expected to start around on the beginning of March and last for one year with a possible extension of up to a further 2 years, subject to satisfactory performance of the consultant and business needs. Note that this is a full time-role and the Consultant is expected to be resident in the country. Value Added Tax (VAT): The Consultant must determine whether any VAT would be chargeable on the services and the basis for that determination, without taking into consideration the Bank’s special status as an International Financial Institution and state this to the Bank in their response to this notification. To the extent that a consultant incurs input VAT on goods and services purchased in connection with the provision of services (eg VAT on airline ticket) which is not otherwise recoverable by the Consultant from the local tax authority, the gross cost to the Consultant of such expenses shall treated as a reimbursable expense. Funding Source: The contract will be financed through Bilateral donor and/or EBRD Shareholder Special Fund. Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions Consultant Profile: An individual is sought. Firms may propose candidates but the evaluation will be based on the skills and experience of the individual and not the firm. Candidates should have the following qualifications and expertise: Background in business, economics, or related field, with preferably at least one postgraduate degree in one of these subjects Ideally at least 3 years of relevant work experience at senior level, preferably both in the public and private sectors Fluency in written and spoken Albanian and fluency in English will be considered an advantage Experience of working with government organisations. In addition, the successful candidate should have the following personal characteristics: good understanding of the process of economic reform in Albania analytical skills, with the ability to interpret and report on complex issues ability to interact effectively with senior officials in government and the business community ability to work effectively in a team ability to prioritise and work under the pressure of deadlines. Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of candidates seeking to be selected for this assignment, the information submitted should include the following: 1. Cover letter (maximum 2 pages) summarising how he/she satisfies the requirements as defined above under Consultant Profile; 2. CV which should be detailed and include full descriptions of roles responsibilities carried out; 3. Completed Consultant Declaration Form and Contact Sheet, the template for which is available from the following web-link: http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet.doc Responses to the notification are to be submitted in English, by email to the contact person given below no later than the closing date. Please title your email "Economic Expert" Up to 6 candidates will be invited to interview in the Republic of Albania before an evaluation committee envisaged to comprise two representatives from the EBRD and the Head of Secretariat. The EBRD’s Contact Person: Angela Levitsky Technical Cooperation European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Tel: + 44 20 7338 6363 E-mail: levitska@ebrd.com Note: Selection and contracting will normally be made from responses to this notification. The Consultant will be selected from a shortlist, subject to availability f funding.

Secretariat to the Investment Council - Legal Expert

 | Published February 11, 2015  -  Deadline February 25, 2015
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The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s (“EBRD” or the “Bank”) strategy for Albania is focused on the sustainable development of the private sector. The Bank’s private-sector oriented operational framework is believed to play a pivotal role in promoting greater vertical integration, innovation, competitiveness and improved corporate governance, including reduction of the administrative burden faced by businesses. Effective public/private dialogue and communication is therefore of great importance for private sector development, as it can steer and encourage needed reforms by the government, whilst providing government in turn with support from the private sector. The Bank has launched the “Investment Climate and Governance Initiative” (“ICGI”) to revitalise economic transition in a number of countries, including Albania. Within the framework of the ICGI, the Bank has developed a number of instruments which seek to improve policy dialogue between the public and private sectors with the ultimate goal of strengthening the investment climate, reducing informality, enhancing dispute resolution mechanisms, improving the relevant legal framework and enhancing good governance within the private sector. The Bank has prioritised the establishment of Investment Councils (the “Councils”) to facilitate dialogue on investment climate between the private sector and governments. In February 2014 the Bank and the Government of Albania signed a “Memorandum of Understanding” (“MoU”) to support investment climate and governance reform, which details the actions and responsibilities for implementation. The first outcome of the ICGI is the establishment of an Investment Council which will work closely with, and support, the National Economic Council (“NEC”), established by the Government of Albania. The Investment Council in Albania is being established as an independent body to assist NEC in reaching its objectives through a structured and effective dialogue between the private sector and the Albanian authorities. The Investment Council will ensure that NEC is made aware of the problems investors are facing in Albania, as well as providing constant and vigilant follow up at the NEC level and through the NEC Secretariat. In order to establish a mechanism for undertaking dialogue amongst the stakeholders (the Bank, government, business community and donors) including the NEC, a Secretariat (the “Secretariat”) for the Investment Council is being established. The EBRD has recently engaged a Head of Secretariat and now requires the services of other professionals to form part of a team. Specifically, the EBRD is seeking to engage a legal expert (the “Legal Expert”) for the Secretariat (the assignment”). Currently the Bank envisages supporting the operations of the Secretariat for 3 years. The Bank will closely review the progress in the country and will make adjustments, where possible, in order to ensure the effective functioning of the Investment Council. The Legal Expert will work under the direct supervision of the Head of Secretariat. The tasks of the Legal Expert will include, inter alia, the following: Review the current legislation in the area of private sector and make practical recommendations (based on private sector concerns) in terms of regulations, institutional improvement, and/or structures to be created and/or reinforced aimed to improve the business climate in general and fostering investment (foreign and domestic) Identify key players from both the public and private sector to be proposed as members of the Investment Council in consultation with the Head of Secretariat and EBRD’s Head of Resident Office in Albania (“RO”) Identify key impediments to investment by local and foreign enterprises, main drivers and agents, for consideration by the Investment Council Maintain consultation with the Bank and seek the feedback of relevant authorities/bodies, the private sector, as well as international financial institutions and other donor organisations Review claims presented by the private sectors and provide analysis to the Investment Council’s members for possible referral to the NEC; In collaboration with Investment Council’s members, suggest and assist in preparing the agenda, including ensuring that appropriate topics and documentation is provided, to be discussed at Investment Council’s meetings and its working groups Following instructions from the Investment Council, make sure that reports and analysis are prepared in time, including recommendations to be submitted to the NEC Assist in preparing minutes of Investment Council meetings and, based on the recommendation of the Investment Council, identify areas to be addressed and create working group for these areas Make a presentation of conclusions and recommendations of the Investment Council and/or its working groups to relevant government bodies, private sector representatives and the Bank Assist in steering the process and managing the day-to-day operations of Investment Council starting from inception to the end of the assignment period Help in summarising the achievements of the Secretariat in annual reports to the Bank copied to the relevant government bodies and private sector involved in the process. Assignment Start Date and Duration: The assignment is expected to start around on the beginning of March and last for one year with a possible extension of up to a further 2 years, subject to satisfactory performance of the consultant and business needs. Note that this is a full time-role and the Consultant is expected to be resident in the country. Value Added Tax (VAT): The Consultant must determine whether any VAT would be chargeable on the services and the basis for that determination, without taking into consideration the Bank’s special status as an International Financial Institution and state this to the Bank in their response to this notification. To the extent that a consultant incurs input VAT on goods and services purchased in connection with the provision of services (eg VAT on airline ticket) which is not otherwise recoverable by the Consultant from the local tax authority, the gross cost to the Consultant of such expenses shall treated as a reimbursable expense. Funding Source: The contract will be financed through Bilateral donor and/or EBRD Shareholder Special Fund. Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions Consultant Profile: An individual is sought. Firms may propose candidates but the evaluation will be based on the skills and experience of the individual and not the firm. Candidates should have the following qualifications and expertise: A law degree or equivalent legal qualification Ideally at least 3 years of relevant work experience at senior level, preferably both in the public and private sectors Fluency in written and spoken Albanian and fluency in English will be considered an advantage Experience of working with government organisations. In addition, the successful candidate should have the following personal characteristics: good understanding of the process of legal reform in Albania analytical skills, with the ability to interpret and report on complex issues ability to interact effectively with senior officials in government and the business community ability to work effectively in a team ability to prioritise and work under the pressure of deadlines. Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of candidates seeking to be selected for this assignment, the information submitted should include the following: 1. Cover letter (maximum 2 pages) summarising how he/she satisfies the requirements as defined above under Consultant Profile; 2. CV which should be detailed and include full descriptions of roles responsibilities carried out; 3. Completed Consultant Declaration Form and Contact Sheet, the template for which is available from the following web-link: http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet.doc Responses to the notification are to be submitted in English, by email to the contact person given below no later than the closing date. Please title your email "Legal Expert" Up to 6 candidates will be invited to interview in the Republic of Albania before an evaluation committee envisaged to comprise two representatives from the EBRD and the Head of Secretariat. EBRD's Contact Person: Angela Levitsky Technical Cooperation European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Tel: + 44 20 7338 6363 E-mail: levitska@ebrd.com Note: Selection and contracting will normally be made from responses to this notification. The Consultant will be selected from a shortlist, subject to availability of funding.

Water Sector Investment Project - P102733

General Directorate for Water Supply and Sanitation | Published June 20, 2016  -  Deadline July 11, 2016
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Consulting Services For Establishment Of A National Web-gis System REPUBLIC OF ALBANIA MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT AND INFRASTRUCTURE GENERAL DIRECTORATE FOR WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES? FIRMS SELECTION) Republic of Albania Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure General Directorate for Water Supply and Sanitation Water Sector Investment Project Loan No.  IBRD-83230 Assignment Title: Consulting Services for national Web-GISSystem Reference No.: CsD6 This request for expressions of interest follows the General ProcurementNotice for this project that appeared in Development Business online No. WB 183-01/13 of January 14, 2013. The Republic ofAlbania has received a loan fromthe World Bank toward the cost of the Albania Water Sector Investment Project (AWSIP), and intends to apply part of the proceeds of the Loan for consultingservices for establishment of a national Web-GIS System. The consulting services ("the Services") include design of a national Web-GIS System for water supply and sewerage to serve the national planning and control of investments on theAlbanian territory. The main and indispensable aim for which the Web-GIS is required is the establishmentand population of apermanent geographical database, the establishment and standardization of maintenance procedures and continual update ofinformation with regard to the main assets of Water Supply and Sewerage. The implementation period will be approximately 12months, excluding the maintenance period, fromthe Contract signing. The Ministry ofTransport and Infrastructure nowinvites 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: (i)                 general qualifications of the Consultant (10 points), (ii)               description of similarassignments, experience in similar conditions (60 points); and (iii)              availability ofappropriate skills among staff (30 points). The attention ofinterested Consultants is drawnto paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selectionand Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers dated January 2011("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. Consultants mayassociate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub consultancy to enhance theirqualifications. A Consultant will beselected in accordance withthe QCBS method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further informationcan be obtained at the address below during office hours 08.30 to 16.30 hours from Monday to Thursday and 08.30 to 14.00 onFriday. Expressions ofinterest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, orby e-mail) until July 11, 2016. GeneralDirectorate for Water Supply and Sanitation Attn:Mr. Ardian Alushi, General Director CC:Indrit Shamata, PIU Director Address: Lagja 4, Rruga "Sami Frashëri" Tirana, Albania Tel:+355 4 2256091 Fax:+355 4 2256091 E-mail: ardian.alushi@hotmail.com E-mail: indritshamata@yahoo.com

Citizen-centered public services - P151972

Central Finance and Contracting Unit (CFCU) | Published November 18, 2015  -  Deadline December 2, 2015
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Consulting Services For The Design Of Ict Solutions For An Integrated Front Office Service Delivery Platform REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OFINTEREST CONSULTING SERVICES?FIRMS SELECTION ALBANIA CITIZEN ? CENTERED PUBLIC SERVICES PROJECT Project Preparation Advance Project ID No. P472 AssignmentTitle: theDesign of ICT Solutions for an Integrated Front Office ServiceDelivery Platform Ref. No. : AL-PPA/P. 472/CS/CQ/ 1.02.01 The Government of Albania has received financing in the amount of US$ 2 million, equivalent from the World Banktowardthe cost of the Citizen ? Centered Public Services Project, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments forconsulting services for the project's theDesign of ICT Solutions for an Integrated Front Office Service Delivery Platform. The ISDA program strives to ensure the adoption of ICT solutions for the delivery of centralgovernment public services to the citizens in an integrated approach. The model of the service delivery is anticipated to includeADISA's management of "interfaces" or "service delivery functions" to facilitate citizen access to central governmentadministrative services countrywide, through multiple channels, including centralized delivery(i.e. Citizen Service Centers, thelargest to be established in Tirana, offering access to almost 400 public services of 19 public institutions in a single location).To enable smooth delivery of services to citizens and businesses on behalf of government agencies and institutions, ADISA isenvisioned to be able to operate based on a single ICT system, offering its functionality in a homogenous fashion to all frontoffice service operators. Thefollowing main tasks are expected to be carried out by the team of consultants: Review the business requirement documents preparedby ADISA and other requirements already identified; Review the requirements for the integrated CSC (CitizenService Center) ICT solutions and interfaces with front office systems prepared by the joint Working Group between NAIS and ADISA,and work with the stakeholders to consolidate and refine such requirements; Identify estimated cost of the systemimplementation, estimated annual maintenance needs, including required IT human resources to operate it; Review thedocumentation and the existing ICT solutions of the public agencies involved in the project, for which thefront offices will beseamlessly integrated with back offices with separate management functions; Review the technical documents and thesolution of the e-Albania Portal; Review the documentation of the interoperability solution already in place byGovernment of Albania, managed byNAIS; Review the ICT Infrastructure of NAIS that currently supports the delivery of the services inthe institutions, for which the integrated and separately managed front and back office functions will be linked toCSC; Identify, analyze and summarize the main features of existing good practices and international models that can beadopted inthe Albanian situation; Prepare the ToRs forthe ICT system addressing all functional duties of service delivery to the citizens: such asservice delivery, financial reports,MIS, customer care, performance monitoring, etc. and ensuring the integration of all system components; Preparethe hardware and connectivityrequirements in accordance with NAIS standards; The assignment isexpected to start in December 2015. The activities described are expected to be completed within a period of4 months, following thesigning of the  contract.The Central Finance and Contracting Unit in theMinistry of Finance of Albania invite eligible Consulting Companies ("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 (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availabilityof appropriate skills among staff, etc.). The short listing criteria are: No less than eight (8) years of experience in ICT Consulting is required, with specialreference to large ICT projects involving government institutions. At least two (2)similar contracts successfully carried out within the last four years with certificates of satisfaction issued by theemployer. Key staff withnecessary qualifications and experience to successfully carry out all the tasks and deliverables of this assignment. The Consultants team will be composed of at least 3 key project team members, with necessary qualifications and experience to run and managethe assigned project. The following input is desired: -          Team Leader/ IT Expert ? 60 man/days -          Enterprise Architect Expert -  40 man/days -          ICT System Architect Expert - 40 man/days The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of theWorld Bank's Guidelines: Selection andEmployment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers (January 2011 edition, revised July2014) ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. Consultants may associate to enhance theirqualifications. The "association" may take the form of a Joint Venture or a sub consultancy. In case of a Joint Venture (JV), allmembers of the JV will be evaluated jointly for the purpose of short listing and shall be jointly and severally liable for theassignment and shall sign the contract in case of award is made to that JV group. Interested consultants should clearly indicatethe structure of their "association" and the duties of the partners and sub consultants in their application. Unclear expression ofinterests in terms of "in association with" and/or "in affiliation with" and etc. may not be considered for short listing. Keepingone expression of interest per firm as principle,a consultant firm may decide whether it wishes to participate as a sub consultantor as an individual consultant or as a partner in a jointventure. Please note that a firm shall submit only one EOI in the sameselection process either individually as a consultant or as a partner in a joint venture. No firm can be a sub consultant whilesubmittingan EOI individually or as a partner of a joint venture in the same selection process. A firm, if acting in the capacityof sub consultant in any consultant or JV, may participate in more than one consultant, but only in the capacity of a subconsultant. A consultant will be selected in accordance with theprocedures set out in the World Bank'sGuidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loansand IDA Credits and Grants by World Bank Borrowers, dated January 2011 (ConsultantsGuidelines), under Consultant's Qualification Selection Method. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours from 08:00 to 16:00, Mondays to Thursdays, andfrom 08:00 to 14:00 on Fridays. The complete Terms of Reference is posted on the websiteof CFCU: http://cfcu.minfin.gov.al, and that of the Agency for the Delivery ofIntegrated Services in Albania: www.adisa.gov.al. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, bymail or by email) by December 2, 2015,14:00 local time. Central Finance andContracting Unit (CFCU) Ministry of Finance Blvd: Dëshmorët e Kombit, No. 3, Tirana, Albania Tel: +355 424 51 177 E-mail: Manol.Simo@financa.gov.al

Albanian Railways - Support with Project Implementation and Management of Environmental and Social Issues

 | Published November 9, 2016  -  Deadline December 9, 2016
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Project Description: EBRD is considering a sovereign loan of up to EUR 36.87 million to the Government of Albania (the “Borrower” or “GoA”) to be channelled to Hekurudha Shqiptare (the “Albanian Railways”, the “Company” or “HSH”). The loan will be used to finance the rehabilitation of the 34.7 km railway line between the Tirana Public Transport Terminal (“PTT”) and the city of Durres and the construction of a new 7.4 km railway branch to connect with the Tirana International Airport (the “Project”). The Bank’s loan will be used to co-finance the construction works related to the Project. The Project is expected to be co-financed with grants provided through the Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF) for construction works, works supervision and project implementation support.

The Project is part of Route 2 of the Western Balkans Core Network connecting the cities of Podgorica in Montenegro and Vlore in Albania and has been established as an indicative extension to the Trans-European Transport Networks (“TEN-T”) to the Western Balkans core railway network.

The Project forms part of the Connectivity Agenda of the European Union (“EU”) which promotes transport connectivity in the Western Balkans as an important factor for the economic development, regional cooperation and EU integration.

The Project consists of the following components:

(i) rehabilitation of the existing railway line between the cities of Tirana and Durres; and

(ii) construction of a new railway link to Tirana International Airport (“TIA”).

Assignment Description: Implementation of the Project will be overseen by a Project Implementation Unit (“PIU”) comprising members of the Company, Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure (the “Ministry”) and other relevant stakeholders. A consultant, (the “Consultant is now required to undertake the following:

· Provide advice and guidance to the PIU to ensure that all procurement activity under the project is conducted fully in accordance with the EBRD’s Procurement Policies and Rules (PPRs) and also to ensure compliance with the EBRDs Environment and Social Performance Requirements, where applicable and project Environmental and Social Action Plan (ESAP); and

· support the PIU during contract implementation, including an advisory role to assist the PIU in meeting the schedule, as well as assessing any requests of change(s) variation orders and providing technical input as needed. The Consultant shall assist the PIU with the preparation of the progress reporting required under the EBRD Loan Agreement.

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

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 500,000 (exclusive of VAT). The Consultant must determine whether any indirect taxes/VAT are chargeable on the proposed services and state the basis for such. If any indirect taxes/VAT are payable, the Client will have to pay indirect taxes/VAT element to the services directly to the Consultant unless otherwise agreed. Contracting is subject to availability of funding.

Funding Source: To be confirmed.

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile: The Consultant will be a firm or a consortium of firms able to demonstrate the following project-related experience:

1) project implementation support of similar scale projects, particularly in the rail sector;

2) design, procurement and engineering supervision of projects in the rail sector financed by international financial institutions (“IFIs”, such as the EBRD, World Bank, ADB, etc);

3) environmental health, safety & social (“EHSS”) supervision of the rail/construction sector projects and monitoring of environmental and social provisions, environmental and social action plans and IFI environmental and social requirements.

Since knowledge of local legislation will be required, international consulting firms are encouraged to associate with or subcontract local companies or individuals with the relevant expertise.

The Consultant’s core team shall be composed of experts with a mix of international experience in the following areas:

Key Expert 1: Project Manager

Key Expert 2: Civil Engineer

Key Expert 3: EHSS Expert(s)

Key Expert 4: Procurement Expert

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

(a) Company/group of firm’s profile, organisation and staffing (max. 2-4 pages);
(b) Details of 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) CVs of key experts who could carry out the Assignment 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.
(d) 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.

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.

Important Notes:

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

2) The current procurement notice has been published alongside two other notices related to the same investment project (Supervision Services and Support with Project Implementation and Management of Environmental and Social Issues). Consultants may express interest and be shortlisted for all three advertised assignments. However, only a consultant may only be awarded one contract.

3) EBRD will undertake the selection process for this Assignment, however the Company will be responsible for contracting the consultant.

4) The evaluation criteria are as follows:

(i) Firm’s previous experience in project implementation support, including specific experience in the rail sector – 20%;

(ii) Firm’s previous experience in the design, procurement and engineering supervision of projects in the rail sector financed by international financial institutions such as the EBRD, World Bank, ADB, etc – 20%;

(iii) Firm’s and experts previous experience in EHSS supervision of the rail/construction sector and monitoring of environmental and social provisions, environmental and social action plans and IFI environmental and social requirements - 20%;

(iv) CVs of Key Experts – 40%.

The EBRD Contact Person:

Olesya Kerridge

Technical Co-operation

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

One Exchange Square

London EC2A 2JN

Tel: + 44 20 7338 6895

e-mail: kerridgo@ebrd.com (submissions should be sent through eSelection and NOT to this email address)

Albania Agribusiness Support Facility - PFIs Capacity Building

 | Published July 6, 2016  -  Deadline July 29, 2016
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Assignment Description:

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the EBRD or the Bank) has recently launched the Albania Agribusiness Support Facility ("AASF" or the "Facility") a framework operation of up to EUR 100 million.

AASF is a comprehensive programme that includes the following components: (i) Agribusiness Credit Lines; (ii) Agribusiness Risk-Sharing Facilities; (iii) First Loss Risk Cover ("FLRC") through grant funds provided by the Albanian Government, and (iv) a Technical Assistance programme ("TA" or the "Programme"), which will consist of two components:
(1) PFI Capacity Building TA – to support PFIs developing and enhancing their internal capacities to lend to the agribusiness sector; and
(2) Agribusiness sector-specific TA, comprising a comprehensive assessment of potential sector bottlenecks hindering access to finance (led by the Agribusiness team) and advisory services to PFIs’ sub-borrowers and potential sub-borrowers (led by the EBRD’s Advice for Small Businesses (ASB).

Through the Facility, the Bank aims to enhance access to finance for local agribusinesses by combining funding and/or risk-sharing support to Albanian banks and microfinance institutions (collectively the “Participating Financial Institutions” or “PFIs”) to increase lending to the agribusiness sector on one hand, with support for agribusiness entities with business advice and know-how on the other. As the Facility is rolled out, the Bank will engage with the Government, investors and other donors on the development of a roadmap for future sector interventions.


The Bank is now seeking to retain the services of a Project Consultant to implement Component A) above. PFIs will benefit from specific tailor-made assistance to address the challenges they face in financing the sector, including, among others: development of new products or enhancement of existing agribusiness products, enhancement of underwriting policies and procedures for agribusiness lending, staff training, potential operational/organisational changes to accommodate new focus on agribusiness lending, introduction of innovative financing schemes and delivery channels, processing, monitoring and reporting systems, as well as general Facility implementation support. The TC will be customised and tailored to the needs and requirements of each PFI.


Context:


Agriculture is a key economic sector in Albania generating c.20% of GDP (vs. 2% average in the EU) and is the main source of employment in rural areas, counting for about 48% of the employed population (vs. 3% in the EU). The key challenge remains transforming agriculture from a subsistence-oriented production into a modern, commercial and competitive sector.

Despite the favourable climate and soil composition which offer advantageous conditions for the development of agriculture in Albania, the sector is characterised by low productivity and underdeveloped rural areas which is due to several structural and legal issues as well as very limited access to finance. Reasons for such low levels of financing are rooted to both supply and demand factors.

On the supply side, local financial institutions have been conservative with agriculture lending. Financing of this sector carries higher risks which require specific skills to manage and high operational costs. As a result, banks have not generally invested in products and technical know-how to build effective agro-lending capacities.

On the demand side, agribusinesses often do not meet the necessary requirements to access financing. Lack of collateral, absence of licences and business plans and overall high level of informality in the sector are serious barriers for obtaining financing. In this context of market failure, an integrated mechanism to connect sources of funding with businesses in need of funding would appear to be critical in closing the gap between demand and supply and contribute to the overall Albanian agribusiness sector growth by providing both dedicated financing and advisory services to these businesses.

The selected Project Consultant is expected to provide, among others, consultancy services as follows:

1) Review existing agribusiness lending processes and product(s) as well as map the target client base, including identifying gaps and analysing rejection rates.
2) Help improve PFIs’ understanding of enterprises operating in the agribusiness sector, their business and cash-flow cycles, inherent risk factors differentiated by sub-sectors and patterns of use of financial services and products; help compile (if not already existing) analysis of historical performance of agribusiness portfolio by sub-sector in each PFI.
3) Develop sustainable credit mechanisms as appropriate to enable PFIs to develop and deliver financial products and services tailored to Agribusiness SMEs – Institutional capacity building.
4) Optimise existing agribusiness lending product(s), where applicable, based on the analysis of competitiveness and market potential. Assess the potential to improve collateral mix requirements at each PFI and support PFIs in implementing the necessary changes.

5) Develop, test and roll out new product(s), if and as necessary, tailored to the target group, and tailored for each PFI, taking into account specific barriers faced by agribusinesses to access finance as identified by the initial review (see point 1) above).

6) Product development and introduction of other credit delivery solutions should be supported with adequate IT/MIS infrastructure. Introduce or enhance, as the case may be in each PFI, agribusiness loan underwriting policies and procedures, taking into account existing experience, network structure and staff capacity; provide staff training - including training of trainers.
7) Optimise business processes and organisational structure for agribusiness lending, aiming at increasing efficiency while maintaining adequate risk taking levels and provide bank staff training to specifically address the target group needs. If necessary, design and develop appropriate operational changes in organisational structures, business models and strategies, and procedures to assist the PFIs to efficiently start or continue and expand lending to the target agribusiness group.
8) Assist PFIs in marketing and outreach to the target group;
9) Provide general Programme management support functions including risk sharing claims and administration functions.


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

Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in September 2016, and has an estimated overall duration of 36 months.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 2,000,000; exclusive of VAT. An initial contract of 1.5 years will be for up to €944,000 with a possibility of extension by up to €1,056,000 for a further 1.5 years subject to project needs, the Consultant’s satisfactory performance and the availability of funding.

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

Funding Source: The Project will be financed using funds made available through the Bank's Donor funded Technical Co-operation Programme.


Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant should be a firm or a consortium of firms with:
• Proven, substantial and a strong track record in the development and implementation of agribusiness lending;
• Ability to implement multi-faceted TC projects of similar size, complexity and duration;
• Experience in the design and marketing of tailored agribusiness loan products;
• Experience in delivering training courses for loan officers in agri-lending;
• Experience in development/use of credit scoring as a decision-making tool;
• Access to technical agronomic expertise;
• Relevant experience in Albania and other emerging markets or similar operating environments.
• Expertise in value chain finance, including experience in identifying value chains and developing value chain finance, will be an advantage.
Certain tasks (e.g., surveys) may be outsourced (sub-contracted) to other firms. However, the Consultant will remain ultimately responsible for all activities and outputs under the Assignment.

The Consultant team should include, but not be limited to:
• a Project Manager/Team Leader with proven track record in successfully managing the implementation of agribusiness lending schemes, including product development, at commercial banks in emerging markets and similar operating environments, including in managing multi-bank/complex programmes; excellent communication, training, presentation and linguistic skills; proven experience in negotiating with third parties including banks, associations, ministries, regulatory authorities and other stakeholders on behalf of International Financial Institutions;
Agribusiness Financing Expert(s): Proven track record as agribusiness lending specialist (preferably in Albania or similar operating environments), in particular in agricultural lending capacity building in the financial sector/commercial banks. It is envisaged that the agribusiness specialist(s) will advise on the analysis and design of specific products to agribusinesses; Extensive knowledge on the challenges for agribusiness in obtaining access to finance in Albania and/or similar operating environments; proven skills in qualitative research and analysis of the agribusiness sector; analytical, facilitation and communications skills; relevant language skills will constitute an advantage;
International and local agronomist(s)and sub-sector specialists with experience in various agribusiness sub-sectors and proven track record in working with commercial banks advising on business cycles, inherent risks, market characteristics and opportunities related to each relevant agribusiness sub-sector, contributing in product development;
IT/MIS Specialist with practical experience in helping commercial banks in emerging markets and similar operating environments in implementing SME/ agribusiness lending schemes, including in multi country/complex programmes; project work involving agribusiness lending would constitute and advantage; analytical, facilitation and communications skills; relevant language skills will constitute an advantage;
Training Specialist with experience and proven track record in organizing and delivering professional bank training programmes and development of curricula and training materials;
Marketing Specialist with knowledge of the agribusiness sector in Albania and relevant experience working with commercial banks active in SME/agribusiness lending operations, with good knowledge of key agri-lending risks, marketing to and credit assessment of agribusinesses and understanding of commercial banks’ loan allocation processes.


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

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

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

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

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

Bank Contact Person:
Maria Haugh
Principal Advisor, Technical Cooperation Team
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: +44 20 7338 7185Fax: +44 20 7338 7451
E-mail: haughm@ebrd.com

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

Notes:
1. Following this invitation for Expression of Interest, a short list of qualified consultants will be formally invited to submit proposals. Consultant selection and contracting will be subject to availability of funding.
2. Evaluation of the Expressions of Interest will be based on the following criteria and their respective weightings:
a) Firm’s experience in successfully managing the implementation of Agricultural and SME lending schemes at commercial banks in emerging markets and similar operating environments, including in managing multi country/complex programmes and the development and marketing of financial products 25%
b) Firm’s experience in emerging markets and similar operating environments of agricultural lending institutional development in the financial sector/commercial banks and product development that addresses market needs in terms of agribusinesses access to products/services – 25%
c) Firm’s experience working in Albania or similar environments – 10%
d) CVs of key experts with relevant experience as per the key expert descriptions give above. Language skills will constitute an advantage – 40%