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Bosnia and Herzegovina - EU/EBRD SME Competitiveness Support Facility (SME-CSF): Verification Consultant

 | Published January 13, 2016  -  Deadline February 3, 2016
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Project Description: Through the EU/EBRD SME Competitiveness Support Facility ("SME-CSF", or the "Facility") the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development ("EBRD" or the "Bank") aims to increase the capability of SMEs in Bosnia and Herzegovina to access the European Union (EU) market, as well as their ability to face competition by supporting the implementation of EU standards, through the provision of financing, investment incentives and technical assistance.

While the prospect of EU membership presents many positive opportunities for the country, progress with the adoption of the acquis communautaire will involve significant regulatory changes, giving rise to a large investment burden for enterprises to comply with the new standards. The relevant acquis covers some 145 directives, related to product safety, health and safety at work, all kind of industries and environment.

A general problem for investments of this nature is a lack of awareness by SMEs of the applicable regulations and compliance standards, coupled with limitations of access to suitable medium/long term financing. In order to overcome the various barriers to such upgrade investments by SMEs, EBRD is providing credit lines to Partner Banks ("PBs") in Bosnia and Herzegovina for on-lending to SMEs (the "sub-borrowers") for eligible investments (the "Project").

EBRD is expected to provide financing of EUR 20 million to three local PBs. The maximum sub-project size under the Facility is EUR 1,000,000 but a lower average is anticipated.

It is estimated that the total number of sub-loans which will be financed would be in the range of 50-75. This is an indicative number and does not take into account any sub-projects appraised but not financed.

Assignment Description: The Project will be complemented by grant funding from the EU to provide Project support in the form of Technical Assistance (TA) and Investment Incentives to sub-borrowers, payable after successful completion of the sub-projects.

The availability of EBRD funded SME finance should enable the SMEs to improve production capacities, enhance processes and quality of their products by the introduction of EU standards in the field of environmental protection, product safety and quality and occupational health and safety.
It should be noted that SMEs operating in the industrial and industrial-related services sectors are expected to be the main category of beneficiaries.

The Bank is awarding two separate consultancy contracts: 1) A Project Consultant (the "PC" or "Project Consultant") will market the Facility, perform investment needs and eligibility assessments and facilitate preparation of projects for loan applications. The second consultant, who is the subject of this procurement notice, will be a Verification Consultant ("VC" or "Verification Consultant") expected to verify the technical implementation of the investments by the sub-borrowers before the incentive payment is released to the relevant SME. The separate procurement process for the PC has been finalised in December 2015 and deployment has been initiated.

The objectives of the VC assignment are to:
• ensure that the use of proceeds of each sub-loan has met the eligibility criteria and that funded investments have been completed substantially on the basis of the investment plans prepared by the Project Consultant, on which the sub-projects were based;

• ensure that incentive fees due to sub-borrowers, on completion of eligible investments, are submitted for release by EBRD only when a sub-project is validated as compliant with the investment plans, and that no recommendation on release of incentive fees will be given where such validation was not possible.

The Verification Consultant's tasks will include, but are not limited to, the following:
• visit the site of each sub-project when such sub-project has been substantially completed;
• validate, against the investment plan, that the sub-project has been completed substantively on the basis of the investment plan and the Completion Validation Review ("CVR") check-list prepared by the Project Consultant;
• provide to EBRD and the relevant PB, an opinion whether the sub-project has been completed substantially in line with the investment plan and the eligibility criteria - such opinion to be in the form of a memo and a CVR certificate issued, based on the CVR check list, to include bank account details for the payment of the investment incentive to the SME;
• provide the Bank with a monthly report detailing the activities carried out during the reporting period, including planned activities for the next month.

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

Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in Q1 of 2016 and has an estimated overall duration of 24 months. Subject to the availability of funding, satisfactory performance of the Consultant and the specific needs of the Bank the duration may be extended.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 151,600; exclusive of VAT. Subject to availability of funding, the satisfactory performance of the selected Consultant, and the specific needs of the Bank, the Assignment may be extended beyond the current scope.
The Consultant must determine whether any VAT would be chargeable on the services and the basis for that determination, without taking into consideration the special status of the Bank as an IFI and state this to the Bank in their response to the Invitation for Expressions of Interest. To the extent that a Consultant incurs input VAT on goods and services purchased in connection with the provision of services (e.g. VAT on airline ticket) which is not otherwise recoverable by the consultant from the local tax authority, the gross cost to the consultant of such expenses shall be treated as a reimbursable expense.

Funding Source: EBRD - EU SME Support Facility - Bosnia and Herzegovina

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm preferably with previous project experience in:
1. implementing similar assignments, focussing particularly on SME investments through commercial banks in transition economies, preferably with IFIs (or similar), including validating sub-projects against set criteria;
2. implementing relevant EU Directives and Regulations in the areas of environmental protection, workers' safety and product quality and safety, the acquis communautaire, as well as the transposition process in Bosnia and Herzegovina;
3. working in the financial sector of the Western Balkans countries.

The Consultant's team should at least consist of the following key experts:
1. Project Manager;
2. Verification Consultants.

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

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

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

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

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

The above information should not exceed 20 pages excluding CVs and contact sheet.

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

In addition, 2 hard copies of the above information, in English, should be submitted to the Bank in an envelope marked "Expression of Interest for Verification Consultant Bosnia and Herzegovina - EU/EBRD SME Competitiveness Support Facility (SME-CSF)", to reach the Bank not later than the closing date, marked for the attention of the Bank's Contact Person. Queries may be addressed to the Bank's Contact Person only.

Bank's Contact Person:
Jenny Scheffel, Principal Technical Cooperation Advisor
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square, London EC2A 2JN, United Kingdom
Tel: + 44 20 7338 7088
E-mail: ScheffeJ@ebrd.com (submissions should be sent through eSelection and NOT to this email address)

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

2. The shortlist criteria are as follows:
a. Firm's previous project experience relevant to the assignment, focussing particularly on SME investments through commercial banks in transition economies, preferably with IFIs, as well experience with EU Directives and Regulations (40%);
b. Firm's previous project experience in comparable assignments in Western Balkans region (20%);
c. CVs of key experts proposed (40%).

3. The firm being awarded the contract for the Project Consultant assignment will not be eligible for contract award for the Verification Consultant Assignment.

Bosnia and Herzegovina - EU/EBRD SME Competitiveness Support Facility (SME-CSF): Project Consultant (PC)

 | Published July 16, 2015  -  Deadline August 14, 2015
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Project Description: Through the EU/EBRD SME Competitiveness Support Facility (SME-CSF, or the Facility) the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the EBRD or the Bank) aims to increase the capability of SMEs in Bosnia and Herzegovina to access the European Union (EU) market, as well as their ability to face competition by supporting the implementation of EU standards, through the provision of financing, investment incentives and technical assistance.

While the prospect of EU membership presents many positive opportunities for the country, progress with the adoption of the acquis communitaire will involve significant regulatory changes, giving rise to a large investment burden for enterprises to comply with the new standards. The relevant acquis covers some 145 directives, related to product safety, health and safety at work, all kind of industries and environment.

A general problem for investments of this nature is a lack of awareness by SMEs of the applicable regulations and compliance standards, coupled with limitations of access to suitable medium/long term financing. In order to overcome the various barriers to such upgrade investments by SMEs, the EBRD is planning to provide credit lines to Partner Banks (PBs) in Bosnia and Herzegovina for on-lending to SMEs (the sub-borrowers) for eligible investments (the Project).

The EBRD is expected to provide financing of EUR 20 million to 3-4 local PBs. The maximum sub-project size under the Facility is EUR 1,000,000 but a lower average of approximately EUR 200,000-300,000 is anticipated. It is thus estimated that the total number of sub-loans to be financed would be in the range of 50-75. This is an indicative number and does not take into account any sub-projects appraised but not financed.

Assignment Description: The Project will be complemented by grant funding from the EU to provide project support in the form of Technical Assistance (TA) and Investment Incentives to sub-borrowers, payable after successful completion of the sub-projects.

The availability of EBRD funded SME finance should enable the SMEs to improve production capacities, enhance processes and quality of their products by introduction of EU standards in the field of environmental protection, product safety and quality and occupational health and safety.

The TA will aim to raise awareness on the SME Facility, perform investment needs assessments and facilitate preparation of projects for loan applications.
A separate Verification Consultant (VC) is expected to be engaged, through an additional procurement, to verify the technical implementation of the investments by the sub-borrowers before the incentive payment is released to the relevant SME.

The Bank now intends to engage a consulting company (the Consultant, Project Consultant or PC) to assist with the implementation and monitoring of the Project and the EU Grant for Investment Incentives (the Assignment).

The Consultant shall ensure that there is a pipeline of investment projects that meet the eligibility criteria and that the widest range of stakeholders is informed about the Facility and more generally with respect to raising awareness of implementation of EU standards in order to ensure a prompt uptake of the financing and the related benefits.

The selected Consultant is expected to provide a variety of services, including, but not limited to, the following:
• Draft an Implementation Manual for the Facility (including for PBs personnel involved in its implementation). The Implementation Manual will describe in detail the technical eligibility criteria, the sub-project life- cycle for different target segments of the Facility and the communication procedures and protocols between all parties involved. The exact procedure and information flow shall be defined by the PC in agreement with the EBRD and the partner PBs. The Implementation Manual will also include, in its annexes, the Completion Validation Review checklist, to be used by the VC, and a Quality Assurance Manual.
• Assist the prospective sub-borrowers in their applications (maintaining a telephone hotline, answering emails or other correspondence and using website to address FAQs).
• Design and agree with the EBRD and PBs procedures for dealing with appeals and complaints.
• Liaise with the PBs and with the EBRD as necessary and collaborate closely with PBs to monitor the progress and implementation of the Facility.
• Design and carry out relevant training/workshops for PBs staff as well as a questionnaire for lending officers participating in training/workshops and measure the use of the acquired knowhow one year after the workshop.
• Undertake the necessary research and data collection to accurately measure that all the targets agreed between the EU and EBRD, as per the Delegation Agreement, have been met, including an Ex-post baseline data study.
• Establish an efficient electronic tracking, monitoring and reporting system to ensure the use of standard forms and accurate data including ensuring compliance with the reporting requirements of the Delegation Agreement with the EU (e.g. number of participants in workshops, sub-loan portfolio by gender, specific groups based on minorities and other vulnerable groups, etc).
• Monitor the portfolio of Sub-projects and provide regular or ad-hoc reporting on the progress and implementation of the Facility.

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

Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in Q4 of 2015 and has an estimated overall duration of 24 months.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 678,400.00 (exclusive of VAT). Subject to availability of funding, the performance of the selected Consultant and the specific needs of the Bank the Assignment may be extended beyond the current scope.
The Consultant must determine whether any VAT would be chargeable on the services and the basis for that determination, without taking into consideration the special status of the Bank as an IFI and state this to the Bank in their response to the Invitation for Expressions of Interest. To the extent that a Consultant incurs input VAT on goods and services purchased in connection with the provision of services (e.g. VAT on airline ticket) which is not otherwise recoverable by the consultant from the local tax authority, the gross cost to the consultant of such expenses shall be treated as a reimbursable expense.

Funding Source: It is expected that the Assignment will be funded by the EU Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA). Please note selection and contracting will be subject to the availability of funding.

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms preferably with previous project experience in:
1. implementing similar assignments, focussing particularly on SME investments through commercial banks in transition economies, preferably with IFIs (or similar), including tasks as described above;
2. implementing relevant EU Directives and Regulations in the areas of environmental protection, workers’ safety and product quality and safety, the acquis communitaire, as well as the transposition process in Bosna and Herzegovina;
3. in the financial sector of the Western Balkans countries.

The Consultant should be familiar with the Priority EU Directives in the field of environmental protection, workers’ safety and product quality and safety, as well as with the transposed laws in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the progress with the implementation of the acquis for Bosnia and Herzegovina. It should also be noted that SMEs operating in the industrial and industrial-related services sectors are expected to be the main category of beneficiaries.

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

a) Team Leader /Project Manager and Quality Control
b) Local Coordinator

as well as a pool of additional non-key experts consisting of:
a) Engineers, Environment Specialist and Quality Assurance Expert
b) S/T Marketing Expert

Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants seeking to be shortlisted for this Assignment, the information submitted should include the following:
1. Company/group of firms’ profile, organisation and staffing (max. 2-4 pages).
2. Details of previous project experience or similar assignments particularly undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contract value, contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided (if different from duration) , main activities, objectives.
3. CVs of key experts who could carry out the Assignment detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments, particularly assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, main activities, objectives.
4. Completed Consultant Declaration Form and Contact Sheet, the template for which is available from the following web-link: http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet.doc.

The above information should not exceed 20 pages excluding CVs and contact sheet.

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

In addition, 2 hard copies of the above information, in English, should be submitted to the Bank in an envelope marked "Expression of Interest for Project Consultant for Bosnia and Herzegovina - EU/EBRD SME Competitiveness Support Facility (SME-CSF)", to reach the Bank not later than the closing date, marked for the attention of the Bank’s Contact Person.:
Queries may be addressed to the Bank’s Contact Person.

Bank Contact Person:
Sophie Medert
Technical Co-operation
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: + 44 20 7338 7371
E-mail: MedertS@ebrd.com (submissions should be sent through eSelection and NOT to this email address)

Notes:
1. Following this invitation for expressions of interest, a shortlist of qualified firms will be formally invited to submit proposals. Consultant selection and contracting will be subject to availability of funding.
2. The shortlist criteria are:
a. Firm's experience relevant to the assignment, focussing particularly on SME investments through commercial banks in transition economies, preferably with IFIs, as well experience with EU Directives and Regulations (40%);
b. Firm's experience in comparable assignments in Western Balkans region (40%);
c. CVs of key experts listed in the procurement notice (20%).
3. The firm being awarded the contract for the Project Consultant assignment will not be eligible for contract award for the Verification Consultant Assignment and vice versa, although interested firms are free to apply for both assignments.

Bosnia and Herzegovina: ISO – EMS, SCADA and IT upgrade - Consultant for the Project Implementation Unit (PIU)

 | Published September 22, 2015  -  Deadline October 23, 2015
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Executing Agency (Client): Independent System Operator in Bosnia and Herzegovina (ISO)

Project Description:  The EBRD will provide financing to the Independent System Operator of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ISO or the Company) for the development and installation of a new state-of-the-art IT system including the  Energy Management System (EMS) and the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system as well as the construction of the new premises of the Company (the Project). ISO is a public company owned by the governments of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) and Republika Srpska (RS) and operates on the entire territory of BiH in accordance with the license which was issued by the State Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC). ISO is responsible, inter alia for (i) managing of the transmission system and assuring its stability; (ii) managing assets and equipment in the central control and dispatching centre; (iii) dispatching, balancing and allocating the cross-border interconnection capacities; (iv) developing and managing the rules which regulate the transmission system utilisation and (v) developing and managing of market rules which are based on the provisions related to system and ancillary services in the transmission system.

Assignment Description: The Client now intends to retain a consulting company (the Consultant) to provide organizational and technical assistance to the Client to ensure the successful completion of the Project in accordance with the Project Implementation Plan (PIP) and with all Banks’ requirements stipulated in the Loan Agreement.

The selected Consultant is expected to provide the following services:

TASK 1 – Project Preparation Phase

a. Development of Project Implementation Unit (PIU) operating procedures

b. Support during the procurement process including preparation of tender documents in accordance with EBRD’s Procurement Policies and Rules (PP&R)

c. Support during the tender evaluation process

d. Support during contract finalisation

TASK 2 -  Project Implementation Phase

a. Assistance in supervision, monitoring and reporting

b. Testing, Commissioning and Operational Acceptance e.g. FATs, SATs etc.

c. Knowledge transfer to Client

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

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

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 400,000 (exclusive of VAT). The Consultant must determine whether any indirect taxes/VAT are chargeable on the proposed services and state the basis for such. If any indirect taxes/VAT are payable, the Client will have to pay indirect taxes/VAT element to the services directly to the Consultant unless otherwise agreed.

Funding Source: It is expected that the assignment will be funded from the Central European Initiative (Italy) subject to the final Donor's approval.

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms with substantial experience in PIU support (procurement, tendering, contracting) and expertise in transmission system and network operation.

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

a. Key Expert No 1 (Team Leader) – an Engineer with preferably 10 years of previous professional experience in experience in the design and development of SCADA and other power systems software, including EMS; experience in managing similar project and excellent command of English.

b. Key Expert No 2 (Procurement Expert) with preferably 10 years of procurement experience in power projects including IT and SCADA projects as well as relevant IFI’s experience.

c. Key Expert No 3 (SCADA Expert) with preferably 10 years of previous professional experience in planning, design and development of SCADA systems for large power systems at country level.

In addition, the Consultant needs to propose Short Term Experts as needed (not evaluated as key experts):

d. Power Systems IT Hardware and Software Engineers with experience in planning, design and development of modern IT systems for power systems operators at country level, including EMS and SCADA;

e. Expert to assist ISO to develop and manage the market rules based on the provisions related to system and ancillary services in the transmission system; and

f. Supervision Expert with substantial experience in supervision and monitoring of similar projects. It is foreseen that this Expert is fluent in the local language, and that the Expert will be mainly engaged to assist with supervision activities for the ISO construction contract of their new Headquarter.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The expression of interest shall not exceed 25 pages (excluding CVs Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet).

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

The Client Contact Person:

Omer Hadžić or Mario Krajina
Independent System Operator in Bosnia and Herzegovina (ISO)
Hamdije Čemerlića 2/V, 71000 SarajevoB
osnia and Herzegovina
Email: o.hadzic@nosbih.ba or m.krajina@nosbih.ba]
Tel: +387 33 720 400, Fax: +387 33 720 494

The EBRD Contact Person:

Larissa Gosling
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: + 44 20 7338 6338
Fax: +44 20 7338 7451
E-mail:goslingl.ebrd.com

Important Notes:

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

2. The shortlist criteria are as follows:

(a) Firm’s previous project experience in PIU support (procurement, tendering, contracting) in similar projects in transmission system and network operations (50%)

(b) CVs of Key Experts:

  • Key Expert No 1 Team Leader – 20%
  • Key Expert No 2 Procurement Expert - 15%
  • Key Expert No 3 SCADA Expert – 15%

Gradacac Water Supply – Design Support

 | Published April 24, 2015  -  Deadline May 15, 2015
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Executing Agency (Client): Public Utility Company (PUC) Komunalac The Client Contact Person: Damir Okanovic, Director Public Utility Company "Komunalac" H.K. Gradascevica 114, 76250 Gradacac, Bosnia and Herzegovina gradacac.damir@gmail.com +387 (0)35 817 219 The EBRD Contact Person: Olesya Kerridge European Bank for Reconstruction and Development One Exchange Square London EC2A 2JN Tel: + 44 20 7338 6895 E-mail: kerridgo@ebrd.com Assignment Description: The Municipality of Gradacac (“Gradacac” or the “Municipality”) is located in Tuzla Canton in the north east of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (“FBH”), one of the two political entities that make up the state of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “EBRD” or the “Bank”) is considering providing a sovereign loan of up to EUR 6 million, to be on-lent to the Public Utility Company Komunalac (the “Company” or the “Client”), responsible for water and wastewater services in the Municipality, to be co-financed by grants of up to EUR 3 million from international donors (the “Project”). The Bank is considering providing a sovereign loan of up to EUR 6 million, to support expansion of the water supply network to rural areas of the Municipality and to replace of dilapidated water mains to reduce the amount of water losses. In parallel to the proposed Project the existing WWTP will be reconstructed, as it is only partially operational due to war damage. The reconstruction of the WWTP will cater for a population of approximately 30,000 and therefore the design should be in accordance with this size. The Government of the Czech Republic have approved EUR 1 million for the reconstruction of the WWTP. Following the Feasibility Study for the above mentioned Project, the Company is now seeking to engage a consultant (the “Consultant”) to prepare the design for various components of the Project, including: 1. preliminary and detailed design for the waste water network in four settlements in the northern part of the municipality (Ledenice, Vida, Skorici and Sibovac), 2. detailed design for reconstruction of existing asbestos and under capacity water supply network, and 3. review of the detailed design for the reconstruction of the WWTP (see detail below). The Consultant will also be required to assess the level of utilisation of the existing water supply network in southern part and if needed recommend modifications to the detailed design for new water supply network. Moreover, the consultant will prepare requirements, technical specifications, drawings, and Bill of Quantities/ Schedule of Prices suitable for inclusion in the respective tender documents (all together the “Assignment”). The overall objective of the assignment is to ensure that all designs as well as all requirements and technical specifications in the tender documents comply with the BiH and EU standards and the EBRD Performance Requirements. Furthermore, that all design and tender documents achieve and maintain compliance with both national BiH and EU standards for drinking water, effluent quality and sludge management, as relevant for each infrastructure component. Inter alia, the Consultant shall be responsible for the following scope of work: TASK 1: preliminary design and the detailed design for waste water network for settlements in northern part of the municipality (Ledenice, Vida Skorici and Sibovac); TASK 2: detailed design for reconstruction of existing asbestos and under capacity water supply network; TASK 3: review of the detailed design for reconstruction of the WWTP. CLARIFICATION on TASK 3: a detailed design will be prepared separately by a Czech construction firm financed with Czech grant funds. The design will be made available to the Consultant under this assignment. The Consultant will not be required to audit the detailed design but will need to review it and provide expert opinion to the Client, the EBRD and the Donor on whether the WWTP as designed meets the national and the EU standards for urban wastewater. If the Consultant decides that redesigning is necessary, the issue will be referred to the Client and the Czech authorities for their agreement on the changes required to achieve full compalinace. In preparation of the design specifications and tender documents the Consultant must take into account the relevant environmental, health and safety and social (“EHSS”) performance parameters and standards, based on EBRD Performance Requirements, as well as the requirements under the existing Environmental and Social Action Plan (“ESAP”) for the Project. The tender package should also require bidders to supply references with regard to their EHSS procedures track record, and evaluation criteria should also include environmental, health and safety (“EHS”) criteria. The Consultant should also define and incorporate into the technical specifications and requirements for tender documents of the relevant ESAP requirements that tenderers will be required to adhere to. Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in Q2 2015 and has an estimated overall duration of 11 months. Maximum Budget available for the Assignment: EUR 100,000 (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. Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions; however, consultant selection and contracting will be subject to availability of funding. Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms with experience based knowledge of BiH design requirements as well as International Financial Institutions (IFI) procurement policies and rules. The Consultant shall have previous experience in project design, preferably in the water sector. The Consultant will have previous project experience in either Bosnia & Herzegovina or the region. The Consultant must be in possession of a licence/authorisation for design, supervision and auditing work from the relevant B&H authorities (i.e. enlistment in group A of Article 4 of the Rulebook of the relevant ministry). The Consultant shall provide the following professional staff: Project Manager preferably with 10 years of professional experience in similar assignments; Mechanical and Electrical Engineers; Wastewater Treatment Experts; Environmental and Social Specialist; Legal and Financial Experts; Pool of Civil Engineers, Local Engineers and other local experts. All specialists should preferably have 5 years of experience on similar tasks to those for which they are suggested. It is recommended that a part of the consultancy input will be carried out by local sub-consultants. Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants seeking to be selected, the information submitted should include the following: (a) brief overview of the firm/group of firms including company profile, organisation and staffing; (b) details of similar 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 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 25 pages (excluding CVs and contact sheet). One original and 2 copies of the expression of interest in English shall be submitted to the Client in an envelope marked “EXPRESSION OF INTEREST for GRADACAC WATER - DESIGN SUPPORT”, to reach Client not later than the Closing Date indicated above . One further electronic copy should be submitted to the EBRD’s contact person by the same closing date. The expression of interest shall be one file (pdf). Only if the permissible file size is exceeded (4MB), the Consultant may split the expression of interest into further files. Important Notes: The selection will normally be made from responses to this notification only. Consultants will not be asked to submit a proposal. The highest-ranked Consultant will be selected from a shortlist and be invited to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding. One firm can apply/be contracted for Gradacac Water Supply - FOPIP (procurement ref. 44746) and for either Project Implementation (procurement ref. 44747) or Design Support (procurement ref. 47245), but not all three assignments. For the avoidance of doubt, one firm cannot apply/be contracted for both Project Implementation (procurement ref. 44747) and Design Support (procurement ref. 47245) assignments. Shortlisting criteria and respective weightings are: i. Firm's previous project experience in project design, preferably in the water sector (30%); ii. Firm's project experience in either Bosnia & Herzegovina or the region (20%); iii. Firm's previous project experience with an IFI (or equivalent) (10%); iv. CVs of proposed experts (40%).

Energy Efficiency Project - P143580

 | Published June 1, 2016
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Preparation Of Technical Design And Works Supervision For Retrofitting Of Public Buildings QCBS, QBS, FBS, and LCS Contract Award Notice Bosnia and Herzegovina Project: P143580?Energy Efficiency Project Contract Reference No: P143580-BA-BEEP-5393BA-QBS-CS-14-16-RS Scope of Contract: Preparation of technicaldesign and works supervision for retrofitting of public buildings Method of Selection: QBS ? Quality Based Selection Duration of Contract: 16 Month(s) Contract SignatureDate: 19-May-2016 Evaluation Currency: BAM - Convertible Mark Full Official Textof the Notice P143580-BA-BEEP-5393BA-QBS-CS-14-16-RS Contract Award Notice Scope of Contract: Preparation of technical design and works supervision for retrofitting of publicbuildings Minimum Qualifying Technical Score: 70 Consultants'names JV "Routing Ltd", Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina (leading partner) &"Civil Engineering Institute IG", Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina & "Eptisa Servicios de Ingeneria", Madrid,Spain JV "Ma?inoprojekt Kopring a.d.", Belgrade, Serbia (leading partner) &"Quiddita d.o.o.", Belgrade, Serbia City/Country Banja Luka, Republic of Srpska, BiH Belgrade, Serbia Status: Awarded Consultant/Firm Evaluated Consultant/Firm Evaluated Consultant/Firm Rejected Consultant/Firm Not Evaluated Reason TechnicalScore 75.80 34.70 FinancialScore CombinedScore Criteria SpecificExperience 10 10 Work Plan& Methodology 17 15 KeyExperts 43.80 9.70 Training Localinput 5 0 Price as readout 987,253.00 BAM excluding VAT Final EvaluationPrice 987,253.00 BAM excluding VAT Final NegotiatedPrice 967.278,50 BAM  excluding VAT Rank 1 Other Shortlisted Consultant(s)/Firm(s)(these will be all that "Proposal submitted=no") Consultants'names JV "Encon Services International LLC", Bethesda, MD (Washington Metropolitan Area), USA (leadingpartner) & "Urbis Centar d.o.o", Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina JV "BLUEWATERS-Environmental Consultants", Vienna, Austria (leading partner) &"Arh-Biro Ltd.", Gradi?ka, Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina & "KONING Ltd.", Novi Sad,Serbia "FICHTNER GmbH & Co. KG", Stuttgart, Germany JV "CES-clean energy solution GmbH", Vienna, Austria (leading partner) & "iC consulenten ZT GmbH",Vienna, Austria & "Dvokut Prod.o.o.", Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina City/Country Bethesda, MD (Washington Metropolitan Area), USA Vienna, Austria Stuttgart, Germany Vienna, Austria Proposal Submitted: No No No No

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Visoko Water Supply Project

 | Published November 19, 2015  -  Deadline December 10, 2015
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Project Description: The Visoko doo (the 'Company') supported by the Municipality of Visoko (the 'Municipality') approached the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the "Bank" or the "EBRD") with a request to assess the possibility of financing expansion of water supply system in Visoko. The Visoko Water Supply Project (the “Project”) plans to expand the water supply system and repair the existing network in the city of Visoko. This is expected to provide environmental and health benefits compared to the existing situation by improving the quality, reliability of drinking water supply and reducing water losses.

The Project’s priority investment programmes (the 'PIP') is estimated at around EUR 6 million where the Bank is planning to provide a loan up to EUR 4.5 million and would be co-financed by a capital grant of EUR 1.5 million from an international donor. The final amount of the investment needs for the Project will be confirmed and finalised as a result of this Feasibility Study. Preliminary assessment suggests the following investment components to be part of the Project: (i) expansion and modernisation the water supply facilities via introduction of energy efficient pumping equipment; (ii) installation and rehabilitation of the reservoirs; (iii) expansion water network and replacement the old pipeline; (iv) procurement and installation water meters and associated equipment.

Assignment Description:

The Bank wishes to engage a suitably qualified consultant (the "Consultant") to prepare a comprehensive feasibility study (FS) to review the design documentation and confirm that an appropriate technical solution has been proposed as the PIP. This review including long-term development plan will be based on documentation to be provided by the Company, and provide and evaluation its benefits, including assessing its environmental and social feasibility. The overall objective of the assignment is to prepare a FS for the Company and the Municipality, which the Bank can use to appraise the Project and take a decision on the prospective financing.

The Consultant shall undertake the following tasks:

3.1: Baseline Study;

3.2: Technical Assessment;

3.3: Long term investment strategy;

3.4: Priority Investment Programme (PIP);

3.5: Financial analysis;

3.6: Environmental and social assessment (ESA);

3.7: Resource Efficiency Assessment.

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

Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in Q1 2015 and has an estimated overall duration of 4 months.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 74,500; exclusive of VAT. Subject to availability of funding, the performance of the selected Consultant and the specific needs of the Bank the Assignment may be extended beyond the current scope.
The consultant must determine whether any VAT would be chargeable on the services and the basis for that determination, without taking into consideration the Bank's special status as an IFI and state this to the Bank in their response to the Invitation for Expressions of Interest. To the extent that a consultant incurs input VAT on goods and services purchased in connection with the provision of services (e.g. VAT on airline ticket) which is not otherwise recoverable by the consultant from the local tax authority, the gross cost to the consultant of such expenses shall be treated as a reimbursable expense.

Funding Source: It is anticipated that the contract will be financed through the Technical Cooperation Fund of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.

Eligibility: The Consultants recruited and financed by the resources of the Fund shall be citizens of the Federal Republic of Germany or employees of consulting firms registered in the Federal Republic of Germany. Local consultants from EBRD countries of operations, either individual or through a firm may be sub-contracted by eligible German Consultants. The amount used for the financing of such local consultants shall not exceed 35% of the contract amount.

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required.

The Consultant shall be a firm with previous experience in advising on water supply projects, in particular in drafting Feasibility Studies, environmental assessments and PIP. It is essential that the Consultant has previous experience in the Western Balkans region.

The Consultant should ensure that the appropriately qualified experts are available, as required, for each of the different tasks outlined above. It is expected that an appropriately qualified team leader/water engineer, accompanied by both key and supporting experts, will lead the Assignment. Based on the fields of expertise and the tasks mentioned above, it is proposed that the team of the Consultant should consist at least of the following expatriate and local experts:

- Project Manager/Team Leader with a university degree or equivalent qualification with a minimum of 15 years professional experience in the field of water supply and wastewater management, with comprehensive experience of similar assignments in EBRD region, as well as in institutional and commercial management of water/wastewater Company. He/she should demonstrate management and administration experience, including experience with procedures of international financing agencies (preferably EBRD procedures). The large number of different tasks and the complexity of administrational procedures require a permanent presence of the Project Manager in the Country during the project period of intensive work on preparation of the FS.
- Financial specialists with knowledge of the public financing and modelling.
- Technical specialists and water and wastewater engineers.
- Environmental and Social experts with experience in ESIAs and E&S due diligence, health & safety, stakeholder engagement, public consultation and disclosure in the local context, gender and inclusion expertise, and/or resettlement expertise, in water/wastewater sector with experience of similar assignments and with recent track record in the region.
- Climate change expert with experience in evaluation in climate change.
- Institutional expert with experience of similar assignments.
- Resource efficiency expert with experience in water and waste water treatment.
- Legal expert with relevant experience in the areas of natural monopolies regulation and knowledge of Bosnia and Herzegovina tariff legislation.
- Local experts with good communication skills and evidenced technical knowledge of water supply and wastewater.

The Consultant should integrate local professional skills/cooperate with local consulting companies, in order to provide national experience. The Consultant shall engage Bosnian speaking staff on their team or arrange for translation/interpreting when necessary.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The above information should not exceed 25 pages excluding CVs and contact sheet.

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

Bank Contact Person:
Sarah Platt-Smyth

TC Advisor, Technical Co-operation
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
United Kingdom

Tel: + 44 20 7338 8518

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

Notes:

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

2. The shortlist criteria are:
(a) Firm’s previous project experience in similar assignments (30%)

(b) Firm's previous experience in the Western Balkans region (20%)

(c) CV of Key Experts with emphasis on the Project Manager, Water and Wastewater Engineers and Environmental and Social Experts (50%)

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Brcko Port

 | Published November 2, 2016  -  Deadline November 29, 2016
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Clarification 1 (published on 10/11/2016) to be downloaded following this link.

Project Description: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development ("EBRD", the "Bank") is currently considering a sovereign loan of up to EUR 10 million to facilitate the rehabilitation and upgrade of facilities at the Port of Brcko (the "Port") operated by J.P.Luka (the "Company") and improvement of road and railway access to the Port (the "Project"). District of Brcko (the "Client"), one of three independent state entities of Bosnia and Herzegovina, will implement the Project.

The Port is located in the north-eastern part of Bosnia and Herzegovina, on the right side of the Sava River waterway. The Port is a transit point for cargo traffic flows to and from the heavy industries in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Project will significantly improve operational efficiency of the Port and increase the cargo handling capacity of the Port, which is currently limited by the difficult rail access and outdated infrastructure.

The Port is part of the Danube river inland waterway, which has been established as an indicative extension of the TEN-T networks to the Western Balkans Core Network. The proposed project forms part of the Connectivity Agenda of the European Union which promotes transport connectivity in the Western Balkans as an important factor for economic development, regional cooperation and EU integration.

Assignment Description: In order to facilitate the timely delivery of the Project a consultant (the "Consultant") is required to assist the Client with undertaking the Project related procurement activities in accordance with EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules (PP&R) and provide support with the management and implementation of the contracts related to the Project (the "Assignment").

The expected outcome of the Assignment is that the Project is completed to schedule timely and effectively.

The Assignment is divided into two phases and the Consultant has the following tasks for each Phase:

Phase 1:
1. facilitate the timely and effective implementation of the Project in compliance with the loan agreement through assistance and advice on all procurement matters as described in the EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules, which include amongst other the assistance to PIU with the prequalification documents preparation and process, tender document preparation, tender evaluation and contract award, reporting to the Bank. Particular attention shall be paid to the harmonization, interfacing and time linkages between the different aspects of the Project, including the project contracts interfaces.

Phase 2:
2. support the PIU during the implementation of contracts, provide advisory services to assist the PIU in meeting the works schedule, assess any requests of change(s) variation orders and providing other technical input/advice as needed. The Consultant shall assist the PIU with the preparation of the Project progress reporting required under the EBRD Loan Agreement.

3. transfer of knowledge and skills to the PIU staff. The transfer of knowledge and skills is intended to result from collaborative working between the Consultant and the PIU staff – reinforcing the need for the Consultant to maintain a regular local presence.

The Consultant shall only progress to Phase 2 of the Assignment with the prior authorisation of both the Bank and Client.

Please see detailed Terms of Reference for the Assignment.

Status of Selection Process: Interested firms or group of firms are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest.
Assignment Duration: The first phase of the assignment is expected to start in Q1 2017, the second phase will require Client's and Bank's prior approval. The estimated overall duration of both phases is 24 months.


Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 250,000; exclusive of VAT.
The Consultant must determine whether any indirect taxes/VAT are chargeable on the proposed services and state the basis for such. If any indirect taxes/VAT are payable, the Client will have to pay indirect taxes/VAT element to the services directly to the Consultant unless otherwise agreed.

Funding Source: It is anticipated that the contract will be financed through the EBRD's donor funded Technical Cooperation Funds Programme.

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a consortium of firm(s) with previous project experience:
- in the design, procurement and engineering supervision (including environmental and social requirements) of projects in the road sector financed by international financial institutions such as the EBRD, World Bank, ADB; and
- in providing consulting services for Project Implementation Support, including specific experience in railway, road and port projects in a similar environment.

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

The Consultant's expert team is expected to include key experts as follows:
- A procurement specialist with preferably 5 years of professional experience in similar assignment in the infrastructure sector financed by international financial institutions and demonstrable experience in undertaking at least one procurement process in accordance with IFI (EBRD/EIB/etc) procurement rules;
- A railway engineer and project manager with preferably 5 years of professional experience in the railway sector;
- A port infrastructure engineer with preferably 5 years of professional experience in the port infrastructure sector;
- A road infrastructure engineer with preferably 5 years of professional experience in the road infrastructure sector.

All Key Experts shall be fluent in written and spoken English. It is essential that the Consultant’s team contains some experts fluent in Bosnian.

The experts are not required to reside in Brcko for the full duration of the assignment but should be available for attending meetings with the PIU and other stakeholders, as and when required, subject to the sufficiency of the budget.

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) i) Proposed Work Plan outlining the plan for the implementation of the main activities/tasks of the Assignment, their duration plus milestones and a ii) Methodology for implementing the tasks to deliver the expected output(s), and the degree of details of such output(s) (max. 4 pages);
(d) 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.
(e) Completed Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet, the template for which is available from the following web-link: http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet.doc The expression of interest shall not exceed 20 pages excluding CVs and contact/declaration sheet.
(f) Financial Proposal in the format provided.

The complete the 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). 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.

Bank Contact Person:
Ms Jenny Scheffel
Principal Advisor, Technical Cooperation Team
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: +44 20 7338 7088
E-mail: scheffej@ebrd.com
(Submissions should be sent through eSelection and NOT to this email address)

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

2. EBRD will undertake the selection process for this Assignment however Client will be responsible for contracting the consultant.

3. The evaluation criteria are as follows:

3.1. Firm's previous experience in Project Implementation Support, including specific experience in the road sector - 20%;
3.2. Firm's previous experience in the design, procurement and engineering supervision (including environmental and social requirements) of projects in the road sector financed by international financial institutions such as the EBRD, World Bank, ADB, etc - 20%;
3.3. Proposed Work Plan and Methodology - 10%;
3.4. CVs of Key Experts - 40%;
3.5. Financial Proposals - 10%.
The methodology for calculating scores for financial proposals is as follows: The lowest evaluated Financial Proposal (Fm) is given the maximum financial score of 10. The formula for determining the financial scores of all other Proposals (Sf) is calculated as follows: Sf = 10 x Fm/ F, in which "Sf" is the financial score, "FM" is the lowest price, and "F" the price of the proposal under consideration.

Drina Flood Protection Project - P143844

Republika Srpska Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management /APCU | Published December 21, 2015  -  Deadline January 11, 2016
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Review Of Design Documents, Preliminary And Main Design Under The Drina Flood Protection Project In Bih REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONSOF INTEREST Bosnia andHerzegovina RepublikaSrpska DrinaFlood Protection Project in BiH Credit No.: IDA 5444 Reference number: BA-DFPP-IDA5444-CQ-BL-TS-15-002 Assignment Title: CONSULTANCYSERVICES FOR REVIEW OF DESIGN DOCUMENTS, PRELIMINARY AND MAIN DESIGN UNDER THEDRINA FLOOD PROTECTION PROJECT IN BIH The Bosnia and Herzegovina has receivedfinancing fromthe World Bank toward the cost of the Drina Flood Protection Project inBiH and intends to apply part ofthe proceeds for consulting services. The consulting services ("theServices") has objective to review ofdesign documents, Preliminary and Main Design under the Drina Flood ProtectionProject in BiH. The Republika Srpska Ministry of Agriculture,Forestryand Water Management / Agriculture Projects Coordination Unit now inviteseligible consulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interest inproviding the Services. Interested Consultants should provide informationdemonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevantexperience to perform the Services. Objective Objective of the engagement istoreview the Preliminary and Main Design for the construction of the protectiondyke in the Bijeljina municipality on the left bank of the Drina River coveringthe section from Balatun to Glavicica in the length of 33.60 km, and thetributary Janja in the length of 1.83 km, in accordance with the provisions ofthe existing Spatial Management Law (RS Off.Gaz. 40/13) accessibleat: http://www.vladars.net/sr-SPCyrl/Vlada/Ministarstva/mgr/PAO/Pages/Prostorno_uredjenje_i_gradjenje.aspx, Developmentof the Preliminary and Main Design is entrusted to the Consultant ?Zavod zavodoprivredu" from Bijeljina,contract was signed on 28 September 2015. Requested Experience The Consultant must be a legal entityholding an appropriate license forreview of design documents in line with Article 112 of the Spatial Managementand Construction Law  (RS Off.Gaz. 40/13)accessible at:  http://www.vladars.net/sr-SPCyrl/Vlada/Ministarstva/mgr/PAO/Pages/Prostorno_uredjenje_i_gradjenje.aspx The Consultant must prove that in the lastthree years it succesfullycompleted at least one terms of reference equal or similar by scope or nature(review or design in the area of hydraulic engineeringinfrastructure-construction of the dyke or water management improvement). Deadlines -       Review of the Preliminary Designneeds to be completed no later than 15 days after signature of contract forreview of designs or 15 days after completion of the final Preliminary Design,whichever is the latest. -       Review of the Main Design needsto be completed no later than 11 months after contract signature or 30calenadr days after  completion of the Main Design, whichever isthelatest. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn toparagraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultantsunder IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers, January2011 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict ofinterest. Consultants may associate with other firms in the formof a joint venture or a sub- consultancy to enhance their qualifications. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Selection Basedonthe Consultants' Qualifications (CQS)   method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the address below duringofficehours from 09.00 to 15.00 hours. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to theaddressbelow in person, or by mail, by January11, 2016  until 11:00 am, local timewith reference number. Republika Srpska Ministry ofAgriculture, Forestry and Water Management /Agriculture Projects CoordinationUnit Attn: Stevan Raonic Trg Republike Srpske1 Building A, 8th floor, officeno.18 78 000 Banja Luka Tel: +387 51 338362 Fax: +387 51 338 857 E-mail:s.raonic@mps.vladars.net

FBIH Roads - Climate Resilience in the Bosnian Roads Sector

 | Published July 29, 2016  -  Deadline August 26, 2016
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Project Description:
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD or the Bank) has signed a loan to finance the repair and modernisation of roads in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina following recent floods which caused collapse to several bridges and road sections.

Assignment Description:
In order to increase climate resilience in the EBRD’s countries of operations, the Bank is systematically integrating climate risk assessments and adaptation measures in its investment operations. The Bank aims to reduce long-term risks and increase resilience through improved practices and investments in measures and technologies that are better suited to a changing and more variable climate.

In response to the aforementioned concerns in the road sector of Federation of BiH, the Bank now intends to engage a consultant (the “Consultant”) to provide technical assistance support in assessing climate change risks, setting up appropriate institutional structures and formulating a Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for the sector (the Assignment).

The Consultant is expected to provide the following services for the Assignment:

  1. Support to establish an institutional framework for climate risks to the road network: Establishing the necessary collaboration channels and mechanisms (e.g. working group, data sharing) to better understand impact of climate change (increased precipitation, landslides)
  2. Support in assessing climate risks to the road network and mapping specific vulnerabilities: Understanding the current state of the road network, ensuring current infrastructure and assets are resilient to observed weather events and allowing for better operational planning in regards to extreme weather events.
  3. Support the development of an adaptation strategy: Identification of specific risks to the road network and determining most appropriate management options (incl. understanding options for intervention, and the costs and benefits of extreme weather events)
  4. Call-down support to the Roads Agency for the implementation of climate resilience measures under an associated investment project


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

Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in November 2016 and has an estimated overall duration of 12 months.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 135,000 (exclusive of VAT). Subject to availability of funding. The Consultant must determine whether any VAT would be chargeable on the services and the basis for that determination, without taking into consideration the special status of the Bank as an IFI and state this to the Bank in their response to the Invitation for Expressions of Interest. To the extent that a Consultant incurs input VAT on goods and services purchased in connection with the provision of services (e.g. VAT on airline ticket) which is not otherwise recoverable by the consultant from the local tax authority, the gross cost to the consultant of such expenses shall be treated as a reimbursable expense.

Funding Source: It is anticipated that the contract will be financed by the Central European Initiative (CEI) Fund supported by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Please note selection and contracting will be subject to the availability of funding.

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms preferably with previous project experience and expertise in the following areas:

  1. Capacity building with government agencies and institutional development relating to cross-institutional collaboration and sectoral strategies.
  2. Experienced in capacity building and policy work in countries of the Western Balkans, and in Bosnia and Herzegovina in particular.
  3. Demonstrated analytical capacity in relation to utilising hydrological, meteorological, geological and other relevant data to assess the impacts of climate change in order to inform decision-making processes and infrastructure investment planning.
  4. A deep technical and operational understanding of the road sector, including road construction specifications and standards, road network management and international best practices in adaptation to climate change.
  5. The technical ability to process extensive data-sets geographically (geographical information systems) and to utilise it in in the form of vulnerability maps.
  6. The ability to engage with local stakeholders and organise and facilitate collaborative workshops across government agencies.


The Consultant’s expert team is expected to include the following  key experts:

  • Key Expert 1: Project Manager with preferably 5 years or more of previous project experience in leading capacity building projects, strong project management skills and strong knowledge of the region
  • Key Expert 2: Senior Roads Engineer with preferably 5 years or more previous project experience in road construction projects and road sector management, experience in the Western Balkan region an advantage; Strong experience with international best practices and road standards,
  • Key Expert 3: Climate Change Expert with preferably 5 years or more previous project experience in assessing climate change impacts on road infrastructure and/or other relevant industries and sectors, preferably in the Western Balkan region;
  • Key Expert 4: Training and Institutional Development Expert with preferably 5 years or more previous project experience in working on institutional development and designing and facilitating trainings and workshops;

Additionally it is expected that the Consultant's team shall include a local project support officer. All key experts should be fluent in spoken and written English. The Consultant’s team should also include experts with Bosnian language skills.  

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

  1. Company/group of firms’ profile, organisation and staffing as well as understanding of the project (max. 5 pages);
  2. Details of previous project experience or  similar 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 (if different from duration) , main activities, objectives (max 3 pages);
  3. Summaries of CVs of key experts who could carry out the Assignment outlining qualifications, experience in similar assignments including information on contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), experts months provided, assignment budget, main activities, objectives (max 3 pages each);
  4. Completed Consultant Declaration Form and Contact Sheet, the template for which is available from the following web-link: http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet.doc.


The 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.

Bank Contact Person:
James Yoo
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
United Kingdom
Tel: + 44 20 7338 6369
E-mail: YooJ@ebrd.com (submissions should be sent through eSelection and not to this email address)

Notes:
1. Following this invitation for expressions of interest the highest-ranked Consultant will be selected from a shortlist and be invited to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding. Consultant selection and contracting will be subject to availability of funding.
2. The shortlist criteria and weightings are as follows:

  • Firm’s previous project experience in the successful implementation of road sector capacity building projects of a comparable nature, scale and complexity to this Assignment, including capacity building to public authorities (central and local government), preferably in Bosnia and/or the Western Balkans (20%);
  • Firm’s previous project experience in the provision of climate change adaptation assessments (including the usage of a range of datasets (hydrological, meteorological, geological, GIS) and policy recommendations in support of institutional decision-making and investment planning (30%);
  • CVs of the Key Experts 1-4 in accordance with the consultant profile (50%).


 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 


 

 

Prijedor District Heating Project

 | Published April 10, 2015  -  Deadline May 1, 2015
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The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the "EBRD" or the "Bank") is providing a loan of up to EUR 7.0 million to the Toplana AD, Prijedor (the "Company") in the City of Prijedor ("Prijedor" or the "City") in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency ("Sida") is considering a parallel grant in the amount of up to EUR 2 million to co-finance the investments. The Bank's financing will be focused on construction of a new biomass fired district heating plant with total installed capacity of about 16 MW. The investment is aimed to replace existing generation of heat fired with HFO (heavy fuel oil) with wood biomass and will contain a new complete plant including heat generation equipment, buildings and access roads, biomass storage and preparation inclusive external wood chipper, flue gas stack and cleaning, flue gas condenser, I&C and electric installations, and ash handling. Sida's grant would be used to for demand side investments (introduction of metering of heat consumption and modernisation of individual heat substations). The overall objectives of the assignment are to: - Provide assistance to the Company in developing an efficient and focused Financial and Operational Performance Improvement Programme ("FOPIP") that would cover technical operation of the new DH system including supply and storage of biomass financial reporting, monitoring of the quality of service and implementation of the Environmental and Social Action Plan ("ESAP"). Special focus will be dedicated to development of labour restructuring including preparation of detailed action plan towards reducing the overall staff number and increasing the labour productivity; - Provide assistance to the Company in developing and concluding a focused Public Service Contract (“PSC") with the City that will include clear technical and financial performance requirements for the Company and obligations on the City in support of achieving such requirements including development of formulae for calculation of tariffs based on full cost recovery. Using the target indicators that are standard for the sector the Consultant will prepare a concise and focused FOPIP, which will comprise a programme of milestones, to the effect that the Consultant shall: - Advise the Company on the most appropriate organisation structure based on best international experience for companies of this size and type. It will include the staff output ratios and take steps to bring it in line with internationally accepted levels. - Assist in the development of appropriate accounting systems that would satisfy requirements for accounting in conformity with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”). - Assist the Company to develop a plan for improving all aspects of revenue administration including billing system, collection, administration of arrears, lowering the cost of revenue collection and administration. - Develop a formula for automatic tariff adjustments that will be based on full cost recovery (including operating and capital expenses) and will enable the company to achieve and maintain compliance with financial ratios included in the loan documentation. It should also abandon the practise of cross-subsidy between various consumer groups and eliminate the need for operating subsidies from the City to the Company, and at the same time maintain the affordability of services for the residential consumers. The formula will be incorporated in the PSC. - Devise strategies and measures for improved consumer relations. - Assist the Company in developing procedures that are needed to achieve compliance with EBRD’s Performance Requirements (“PRs”) and to implement the ESAP that has been developed and agreed with the Company to address the additional measures. - Action Plan: All recommendations shall be summarised in an action plan table with clear deadline for each action and where appropriate indication of related costs of implementation. In addition to the above, it is envisaged that Consultant will work with the Company to prepare a Public Service Contract ("PSC") for signing with the City that reflects the goals and tasks that form the FOPIP. Assignment Start Date and Duration: The assignment is expected to start in late January 2015 and be completed within 6 months. Maximum Budget available for the Assignment: EUR 150,000 (exclusive of VAT). The Consultant must determine whether any indirect taxes/VAT are chargeable on the proposed services and state the basis for such. If any indirect taxes/VAT are payable, the Client will have to pay indirect taxes/VAT element to the services directly to the Consultant unless otherwise agreed. Funding Source: Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions. Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant shall provide adequate staff in terms of expertise and time allocation, as well as needed equipment in order to complete the activities required under the scope of work and to finally achieve the objectives of the project in terms of time, costs and quality. The Consultant shall be responsible for mobilisation of financial, legal and other professional staff with the proven experience in the supporting the financial and operational management of facilities. Where staff does not speak the local language, interpretation and translation will be the responsibility of the Consultant. Submission Requirements: Interested firms or group of firms are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest. In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants to be shortlisted, the information submitted should include the following: (a) brief overview of the firm/group of firms including company profile, organisation and staffing; (b) details of similar 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 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 25 pages (excluding CVs and contact sheet). One original and 1 copy of the expression of interest, in English and one copy in one of the official local languages, shall be submitted to the EBRD's Client in an envelope marked “EXPRESSION OF INTEREST for Prijedor District Heating Project - Financial and Operational Performance Improvement and Public Service Contracting”, to reach Client not later than 1 May 2015 at 17:00 hours local time. One further electronic copy in English should be submitted to the EBRD’s contact person by the same due date. The Client Contact Person: Ms Ljiljana Despotovic General Manager Toplana AD Prijedor Radnicka 66 79101 Prijedor Bosnia and Herzegovina Tel/Fax: +387 52 231 779 E-mail: despotovic.ljiljana@toplanapd.com The EBRD Contact Person: Larissa Gosling European Bank for Reconstruction and Development One Exchange Square London EC2A 2JN Tel: + 44 20 7338 6329 Fax: +44 20 7338 6964 E-mail: GoslingL@ebrd.com Important Notes: The selection will normally be made from responses to this notification only. Consultants will not be asked to submit a proposal. The highest-ranked Consultant will be selected from a shortlist and be invited to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding. Shortlisting criteria and respective weightings are: (a) Firm's experience in similar assignments in previous 3 years – 20.0 (b) Firm's relevant project experience in BiH or similar region – 20.0 (c) Experience and expertise of the key experts as detailed in the Consultant Profile – 40.0 (d) Association with local firms and/or local experts – 20.0

IRRIG DEVT - P115954

Republika Srpska Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management/APCU | Published August 10, 2016  -  Deadline September 7, 2016
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Consultancy Services For Development Of The Preliminary Design For The Potkozarje Irrigation System For Orchards, Gradiska Municipality REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONSOF INTEREST Bosnia andHerzegovina IrrigationDevelopment Project Credit No.: 5098 BOS Assignment Title: CONSULTANCYSERVICES FOR DEVELOPMENTOF THE PRELIMINARY DESIGN FOR THE POTKOZARJE IRRIGATION SYSTEM FOR ORCHARDS,GRADISKA MUNICIPALITY Reference No.: BA-IDP-IDA 50980-QCBS-BL-CS-16-025 The Bosnia and Herzegovina has receivedfinancing fromthe World Bank toward the cost of the Irrigation Development Project andintends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. The consulting services ("theServices") has objective is the development ofthe Preliminary Design includingthe analysis of alternative solutions for the construction of the irrigationsystem in the area of Potkozarje, Gradiska municipality, by considering thecosts of construction, viability and possibility of construction andcomparative assessment of the technical and economic analysis of thealternative solutions. The Republika Srpska Ministry of Agriculture,Forestryand Water Management / Agriculture Projects Coordination Unit now inviteseligible consulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interest inproviding the Services. Interested Consultants should provide informationdemonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevantexperience to perform the Services. Requested Experience The Consultantshall be a registered legal entity with an appropriate license to performthe given assignments The Consultant, shall provethat in the last 10 years they designed at least 2 (two) designssimilaror equivalent to the requested one. Deadlines All field works, designs, drawings and costestimate,etc. need to be completed within 5 months (150 days) from the date ofcontractsignature. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn toparagraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultantsunder IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers, January2011 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict ofinterest. Consultants may associate with other firms in the formof a joint venture or a sub- consultancy to enhance their qualifications. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality andCostBased Selection (QCBS)  method set out inthe Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the address below duringofficehours from 09.00 to 15.00 hours. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to theaddress below in person, or by mail, by September7, 2016 until 11:00 hrs with reference number. Republika Srpska Ministry ofAgriculture, Forestry and Water Management /Agriculture Projects CoordinationUnit Attn: Stevan Raonic Trg Republike Srpske1 Building A, 8th floor, officeno.18 78 000 Banja Luka Tel: +387 51 338362 Fax: +387 51 338 857 E-mail:s.raonic@mps.vladars.net

Gradacac Water - Project Implementation including Procurement and Engineering Supervision

 | Published April 24, 2015  -  Deadline May 15, 2015
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Executing Agency (Client): Public Utility Company (PUC) Komunalac The Client Contact Person: Damir Okanovic, Director Javno Komunalno Poduzece (JKP) Komunalac H.K. Gradascevica 114, 76250 Gradacac, Bosnia and Herzegovina gradacac.damir@gmail.com +387 (0)35 817 219 +387 (0)35 817 219 The EBRD Contact Person: Olesya Kerridge European Bank for Reconstruction and Development One Exchange Square London EC2A 2JN Tel: + 44 20 7338 6895 Fax: +44 20 7338 7451 E-mail: kerridgo@ebrd.com Assignment Description: The Municipality of Gradacac (“Gradacac” or the “Municipality”) is located in Tuzla Canton in the north east of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (“FBH”), one of the two political Entities that make up the state of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “EBRD” or the “Bank”) is considering providing a sovereign loan of up to EUR 6.0 million, to be on-lent to the Public Utility Company Komunalac (the “Company” or the “Client”), responsible for water and wastewater services in the Municipality, to be co-financed by grants of up to EUR 3 million from international donors (the “Project”). The Project will support the expansion of the water supply network to rural areas of the Municipality, replace dilapidated water mains to reduce the amount of water losses and expansion of the wastewater collection system to connect new households to the existing wastewater treatment plant including: Replacement of dilapidated water supply pipelines on priority sections, reconstruction of two existing wells and connection of new customers to the existing system. Construction of new water intake and new water supply distribution network with reservoirs and pumping stations to connect 3,500 households in the southern part of the municipality. Construction of new wastewater collection network in four settlements in the northern part of the municipality (Ledenice, Vida, Skorici and Sibovac) The Project's Priority Investment Programme has been designed to improve the Company’s financial position and move towards fully sustainable and commercially viable operations, by significantly increasing its customer base, and for the Municipality to achieve population coverage with running water of around 80 per cent. The procurement for the Project will be made through open international tendering procedures in accordance with EBRD’s PP&R. In order to facilitate the timely and effective procurement and implementation of the Project components, the Company and the Bank have now agreed that the assistance of an experienced consultancy firm (the “Consultant”) is required. The Consultant will provide assistance in the procurement, administration and supervision of the water supply network contracts in a detailed manner in accordance with the best international practice, agreed procurement strategy with the Bank and procedures, specifications and documentation of the Bank and pursuant to all other agreements stipulated in the Loan Agreement signed between the Company and EBRD. In order to meet the above objectives, the Consultant shall, inter alia: advise the Company on procurement strategy; assist the Company to prepare tender documents inclusive technical specifications and requirements, clarifications/explanations and other relevant information to facilitate preparation of the tender documents; assist the Company with clarifications and amendments to the tender documents; assist the Company during tenders opening session and draft the tender opening minutes; assist the Company with the evaluation of tenders and prepare evaluation report; assist the Company with drafting the contract with the winning tenderer, notification of contract award and notice to unsuccessful tenderers; support the Company in resolving complaints; contract administration; and supervise construction works. Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in Q3 2015 and has an estimated overall duration of 2 years. Maximum Budget available for the Assignment: EUR 400,000 (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. Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions; however, consultant selection and contracting will be subject to availability of funding. Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant shall be a firm or a group of firms able to demonstrate experience in 1) administrative management, 2) procurement, 3) design and supervision of similar construction works and acquiring of equipment for water and wastewater rehabilitation projects in comparable climatic and geological conditions. The Consultant must be in possession of a licence/authorisation for design, supervision and auditing work from the relevant B&H authorities (i.e. enlistment in group A of Article 4 of the Rulebook of the relevant ministry). The Consultant’s team should include the following minimum expertise with short-term support as required in other disciplines: Project Manager; Water and Wastewater Engineers (Design) – expatriate and local; IFI Procurement and Contracts Specialist; Finance/DisbursementSpecialist; International and Local Engineers (Construction Supervision/FIDIC Engineer(s)). It is expected that the Consultant will engage a sufficient number of local engineers to support the international consultants in engineering supervision of multiple construction/works contracts; Environmental and Social Specialist; Health and Safety Specialist; Administrative Assistant (s)/Translator(s). Preferably, all experts will have a minimum of 5 years of experience of the activity for which they are proposed, including where relevant: design and project management experience gained in countries with climatic conditions similar to the project sites; construction and supply experience gained in countries with climatic conditions similar to the project sites; experience in design of water supply projects, knowledge of FIDIC and/or World Bank/EBRD contractual arrangements; experience in (i) planning and design activities; (ii) assistance with planning and design activities; (iii) project management; (iv) project management assistance; (v) engineering; (vi) procurement of goods, works and services; good knowledge of procedures and rules of procurement of international financial institutions, such as the World Bank or EBRD; good knowledge of the requirements of local legislation concerning construction, financial, accounting and disbursement issues. Submission Requirements: Interested firms or groups of firms are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest. In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants seeking to be selected, the information submitted should include the following: (a) Brief overview of the firm/group of firms including company profile, organisation and staffing (max. 2-4 pages); (b) Details of similar 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 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 25 pages (excluding CVs and contact sheet). One original and 1 copy of the expression of interest in English shall be submitted to the Client in an envelope marked “EXPRESSION OF INTEREST for GRADACAC WATER - PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION SUPPORT”, to reach Client not later than the closing date. One further electronic copy should be submitted to the EBRD’s contact person by the same closing date. The expression of interest shall be one file (pdf). Only if the permissible file size is exceeded (4MB), the Consultant may split the expression of interest into further files. Important Notes: 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. One firm can apply/be contracted for Gradacac Water Supply - FOPIP (procurement ref. 44746) and for either Project Implementation (procurement ref. 44747) or Design Support (procurement ref. 47245), but not all three assignments. For the avoidance of doubt, under no circumstance can one firm apply/be contracted for both Project Implementation (procurement ref. 44747) and Design Support (procurement ref. 47245) assignments. The evaluation criteria are as follows: i. Firm level: previous experience in a) administrative management and procurement (20%) b) design and supervision of similar construction works (30%) in the context of water and wastewater rehabilitation projects in comparable climatic and ecological conditions. ii. Expert level: qualifications and experience of the proposed experts are in accordance with the procurement notice (50%)

Prijedor District Heating Project -Project Implementation and Engineering Supervision

 | Published November 14, 2014  -  Deadline December 12, 2014
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THIS PROCUREMENT NOTICE HAS BEEN AMENDED: EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST ARE REQUIRED TO BE SUBMITTED IN ONE OF THE THREE OFFICIAL LANGUAGES IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA (SERBIAN, BOSNIAN OR CROATIAN) AS WELL AS ENGLISH (PLEASE SEE SECTION SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS) Executing Agency (Client): The Toplana AD, Prijedor (the Company) in the City of Prijedor as Borrower and the joint PIU to be established by the City and the Company will act as the Executing Agency for this assignment. Assignment Description: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the EBRD or the Bank) is providing a loan of up to EUR 7.0 million to the Toplana AD, Prijedor (the Company) in the City of Prijedor (Prijedor or the City) in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) is considering a parallel grant in the amount of up to EUR 2 million to co-finance the investments. The Bank’s financing will be focused on construction of a new biomass fired district heating plant with total installed capacity of 20 MW and a small cogeneration system. The investment is aimed to replace existing generation of heat fired with HFO (heavy fuel oil) with wood biomass and will contain a new complete plant including heat generation equipment, buildings and access roads, biomass storage and preparation inclusive external wood chipper, flue gas stack and cleaning, flue gas condenser, I&C and electric installations, and ash handling. Sida's grant would be used to for demand side investments (introduction of metering of heat consumption and modernisation of individual heat substations). The Company now wishes to engage a consultant (the Consultant) to assist it in ensuring that the Project is successfully implemented, in all aspects, within the planned time schedule, within the budget and to an acceptable quality, including contract administration and engineering supervision for biomass fired district heating plant, procurement of demand side measures, loan and grant disbursements and progress reporting (the Assignment). Specific tasks include, inter alia: During pre-construction stage, Establishing procedures for proper works supervision, delegation and sub-delegation of authorities; verifying, reviewing, and approving the Contractor's documentation; Assisting the PIU in obtaining the necessary permits. During construction stage, Supervising and monitoring timely completion of all stages of contracts; analysing and approving Contractor’s plans and programmes for construction works; Preparing and coordinating the site and bi-weekly progress meetings and other coordination; maintaining a continuous liaison with the PIU; Monitoring the validity of Contractor’s documentation as well as all the permits and other related documents; approvals of all elements of the designs and works; Site inspections; contract change management support, variance orders administration, handling unforeseen activities; After the completion of the works, temporary inspection and support of the PIU during the defect notification period of 12 months, on a quarterly basis and upon detection of defects. In addition, the Consultant will be assisting in procurement and contract management of demand-side investments according to EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules and respective contract documents. It is expected that with the involvement of the selected Consultant, the Company will have access to best practice in the implementation of projects and procurement, as well as advice on specific technical, operational and financial issues. The Consultant will provide assistance in administration and supervision of the contracts in accordance with the procedures and documentation of the Bank and pursuant to all other agreements stipulated in the Loan Agreement and the Grant Agreement signed between the Company, the City and EBRD. Status of Selection Process: Interested firms or group of firms are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest. Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in 1Q 2015 and has an estimated overall duration of 18 months. Maximum Budget available for the Assignment: EUR 400,000 (exclusive of VAT).The Consultant must determine whether any indirect taxes/VAT are chargeable on the proposed services and state the basis for such. If any indirect taxes/VAT are payable, the Client will have to pay indirect taxes/VAT element to the services directly to the Consultant unless otherwise agreed. Funding Source: Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions. Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant shall be responsible for mobilisation of qualified engineers, technicians and other professional staff with the proven experience in the administration, management, and supervision of similar construction works and acquiring the equipment for the Project in comparable climatic and geological conditions. Where staff does not speak the local language, interpretation and translation will be the responsibility of the Consultant. The Consultant shall employ supervision staff with a good knowledge of the local design and construction laws and regulations to ensure compliance with the laws and regulations. It is anticipated that the Consultant’s team shall include the following expertise with short-term support as required in other disciplines: Project Manager (minimum 15 years’ relevant engineering experience with 10 years’ supervision experience of FIDIC based contracts – or similar – in DH sector projects); Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and DH Engineers (at least one engineer of each specialization, at least 8 years’ experience each with a minimum 5 years’ experience in supervision of DH sector projects); IFI Procurement Specialist (at least 8 years’ experience with a minimum 5 years’ experience in procurement according to the rules of IFIs, preferably the EBRD’s); Local support staff. All experts shall have experience of the activity for which they are being proposed and in a similar position and shall have: Experience of construction supervision and/or project management in countries with climatic conditions similar to the project site; Good knowledge of FIDIC (or similar) contractual arrangements and experience of working with IFIs; Experience in BiH and neighbouring countries would be an asset; Knowledge of the requirements of local legislation concerning construction (including health and safety), financial, accounting and disbursement issues would be an asset. Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants to be shortlisted, the information submitted should include the following: (a) brief overview of the firm/group of firms including company profile, organisation and staffing; (b) details of similar 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 Declaration of Impartiality 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 25 pages (excluding CVs and contact sheet). One original and one copy of the expression of interest, in English, plus two copies of the expression of interest in one of the three official languages in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Serbian, Bosnian or Croatian), shall be submitted to the Client in an envelope marked EXPRESSION OF INTEREST for Prijedor District Heating Project -Project Implementation and Engineering Supervision, to reach Client not later than 12 December 2014 at 14:00 (local time). One further electronic copy of the expression of interest in English and Serbian/Bosnian/Croatian should be submitted to the EBRD’s contact person by the same due date. Important Notes: Note 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. Note 2. Shortlisting criteria and respective weightings are: a) Firm’s previous relevant experience in district heating projects, including specific experience of construction of biomass fired district heating plants, preferably within the last 7 years - 40% b) Firm’s experience in district heating projects in Bosnia and Herzegovina and/or other Western Balkans countries - 20% c) CVs of team of experts – 40%

Development of traffic accident database within the Ministry of Communications and Transport of Bosnia and Herzegovina

 | Published April 24, 2017  -  Deadline May 21, 2017
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Executing Agency (Client):

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ministry of Communications and Transport
AdressTrg BiH br.1, 71000 Sarajevo
Tel: +387 (33) 284 750F
ax: +387 (33) 284 751   
E-mail: info@mkt.gov.ba

The Client Contact Person:

Zoran Andrić
Ministry of Communications and Transport
AdressTrg BiH br.1, 71000 Sarajevo
Tel: +387 33 707 609
Fax: +387 33 707 694   
E-mail:zoran.andric@mkt.gov.ba

The EBRD Contact Person:

James Yoo
Advisor, Technical Cooperation
Technical Cooperation
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: + 44 20 7338
Fax: +44 20 7338 7451
E-mail: YOOJ@EBRD.COM

Project Description:

EBRD is currently considering providing a loan to the Public Roads Company of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (“FBIH”, the “Client”) to support the following activities (the “Project”):

  1. Repair and upgrade of the primary road network in the FBIH, particularly those sections damaged during the severe floods of Spring 2014;
  2. Improvements to the level of service and traffic safety on the FBIH primary road network.

Assignment Description:

In order to support the objectives of the Project a consultant, (the “Consultant”), is required to provide assistance to the Ministry of Communications and Transport of Bosnia and Herzegovina, (the “Ministry”, “MOTC”) in the detailed design and implementation of a traffic accident database (the “Database”) at state level (the “Assignment”).  It is envisaged that the Database will enable the selected counterparts to record and obtain all information relevant to traffic accidents and elaborate on them.  In order to achieve this, the Database will need to interface with existing software systems already in use in the Ministry and the relevant counterparts.

In order to deliver the Assignment the Consultant will undertake the following tasks:

  1. Identification and Engagement Plan with organisations and counterparts with an interest and role in the development and utilisation of the database.
  2. Evaluation of current and planned procedures and systems for reporting, recording and analysing road crashes at the existing systems and introduce amendments to improve data quality
  3. Improvement of the database, including recommended hardware (e.g. server, workstations) and software requirements and all related user documentation and training needs in line with CADaS requirements.
  4. Prepare a comprehensive data collection strategy and protocol for sharing information and dissemination, including the necessary changes in legal framework

The Consultant is also expected to make every effort to transfer their skills to the counterparties with whom they are working in order to ensure that processes and systems are continued beyond the finalisation of the Assignment. With this purpose, the Consultant will also be required to carry out the following activities:

  • Strengthening of technical capabilities of local staff through seminars and presentations and active participation in all key aspects of the implementation ,
  • Training of relevant staff who will be responsible for the later maintenance of the database. The consultant will write a manual describing the necessary procedures and will introduce this to a selected group of employees through a series of workshops,
  • Raising awareness among key stakeholders on the key principles and benefits of the new programme through appropriate communication processes,
  • Presenting, alongside responsible staff, to the key stakeholders at the national, federal and cantonal levels.

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

Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in Q3 2017 and has an estimated overall duration of 12 months.

Maximum Budget available for the Assignment: EUR 300,000.00 (exclusive of VAT).

The Consultant must determine whether any indirect taxes/VAT are chargeable on the proposed services and state the basis for such. If any indirect taxes/VAT are payable, the Client will have to pay indirect taxes/VAT element to the services directly to the Consultant unless otherwise agreed.

Funding Source: It is anticipated that the  Assignment will be financed by the EBRD Shareholder Special Fund. Selection and contracting is subject to the availability of funding.

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required.. The Consultant should have extensive experience in: (i) delivering assignments related to the design and implementation of databases similar to the Project; (ii) delivering assignments related to road safety, particularly the statistical recording and analysis of incident rates; and (iii) delivering assignments related to road safety in comparable locations.

The Consultant’s team should include the following key experts:

  • Key Expert 1 - Road Safety specialist with  preferably 10 years of road safety experience, especially with accident information systems including Microsoft Windows, SQL type databases and GIS development Experience with training of system users is essential. Experience with crash databases in developing and transitional countries is desirable.
  • Key Expert 2 - IT specialist with preferably more than 5 years of experience in managing complex information technology (IT) projects, across a range of public sector agencies and levels of administration
  • Key Expert 3 - Database specialist with preferably at least 5 years experience in the establishment, management and maintenance of database systems

In addition, the Consultant’s team will be headed by a Project Manager who will be responsible for overall management of the various assignments, supervision of communication with BiH Ministry and the other stakeholders and the EBRD, and ensuring quality of control of the deliverables. This expert should possess specific experience in training, knowledge transfer skills and be able to utilise formal project management methodologies.

Interested firms may either propose a dedicated expert for this position or nominate a suitably qualified Key Expert from the list above who will also undertake these tasks.  The expert proposed to undertake the project management tasks should have at least 5 years’ experience in managing projects of similar size and scope. In either scenario all services under this Assignment must be delivered within the Maximum Budget detailed above.

All experts should be fluent in English. The ability to communicate effectively with the various stakeholders involved in this Assignment will also be beneficial.

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

(a) brief overview of the firm/group of firms including company profile, organisation and staffing;

(b) details of similar 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 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

Failure to submit duly completed and signed Consultant Declaration may result in disqualification of the applicant from the selection process.

The expression of interest shall not exceed 25 pages (excluding CVs and contact sheet).

One original and 3 copies of the expression of interest, in English, shall be submitted to the Client in an envelope marked EXPRESSION OF INTEREST for Development of traffic accident database within the Ministry of Communications and Transport of Bosnia and Herzegovina”, to reach the Client not later than the deadline mentioned above.

One further copy should be submitted to the EBRD’s contact person by email by the same due date.

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. Expressions of interested will be evaluated against the following criteria:
    • Firm’s experience in delivering assignments related to the design and implementation of databases similar to that envisaged above - 20%;
    • Firm’s experience in delivering assignments related to road safety, particularly the statistical recording and analysis of incident rates in comparable locations - 20%;
    • Firm’s experience in providing training/on-the-job support in regards to system development and implementation process initiatives - 20%;
    • Skills, qualifications and experience of the team of proposed key Experts – 40%.

Visoko Water Supply - Construction Supervision

 | Published October 14, 2016  -  Deadline November 4, 2016
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Clarification 21st October 2016: Link to Terms of Reference has been updated.  http://www.ebrd.com/documents/technical-cooporation/visoko-water-tor.docx

Executing Agency (Client):

JKP “Visoko” d.o.o.
Luke II/16
71300 Visoko
Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Client Contact Person:

Dino Delibasic, Director
JKP “Visoko” d.o.o.
Luke II/16
71300 Visoko
Bosna i Hercegovina
info@jkp-visoko.ba
+387 32 738 600

The EBRD Contact Person:

Sarah Platt-Smyth
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: + 44 20 7338 8518
Fax: +44 20 7338 7451
E-mail: plattsms@ebrd.com

Project Description:

The Public Water Utility “JKP VISOKO d.o.o. Visoko ”  (the “Company”) supported by the Municipality of Visoko (the “Municipality”) approached the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “Bank” or the “EBRD”) with a request to assess the possibility of financing expansion of water supply system in Municipality of Visoko under the Visoko Water Supply Project (the “Project”). The Project plans to expand the water supply system and repair the existing network in the city of Visoko. This is expected to provide environmental and health benefits compared to the existing situation by improving the quality, reliability of drinking water supply and reducing water losses. The Project includes the reconstruction of the existing facilities and expansion of the water supply system to connect additional 3,000 households with total population estimated at 11,000.

The Project’s priority investment programme is estimated at around EUR 6 million where the Bank is planning to provide a loan up to EUR 4.5 million, to be co-financed by a capital grant of EUR 1.5 million from an international donor. The final amount of the investment needs for the Project will be confirmed and finalized as a result of the ongoing separate Feasibility Study.

Assignment Description:

The objective of this assignment is for a qualified consultant (the “Consultant”) to provide the Client with site supervision during the Works implementation for the above listed investment components. The Consultant shall exercise all duties in accordance with the relevant Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (“FBiH”) laws and the service description of the assignment. The main objective of the required services is:

• to ensure the Works are carried out in compliance with construction permits, environmental permit and environmental and social requirements of the Bank, technical documentation and relevant FBiH laws;
• to supervise the Works, assure technical assistance during civil and other works execution, approve the materials, equipment and workmanship;
• to ensure proper accounting and recording of the progress of the Works;
• to ensure that Works are planned orderly, proactive role in identification of circumstances that might lead to delays in the Contract and propose to the Employer measures that can be taken to avoid or minimise any such delays.

Without limiting the generalities of the foregoing and upon award of the Works contract, the Consultant shall act as the client’s Supervising Engineer at the sites, to ensure that the works are implemented in accordance with (a) the endorsed main (detailed) designs, and (b) specifications agreed and endorsed with the contractor, time schedule of construction activities and using the prescribed quality materials with necessary certificates where required.

Please see attached the link below for the TOR for additional assignment details:

URL: http://www.ebrd.com/documents/technical-cooporation/visoko-water-tor.docx

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

Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in Q1 2017 and has an estimated overall duration of 36 months, not including defects liability period.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 250,000.00 (exclusive of VAT). Subject to availability of funding, the performance of the selected Consultant and the specific needs of the Client the Assignment may be extended beyond the current scope.

The Consultant must determine whether any indirect taxes/VAT are chargeable on the proposed services and state the basis for such. If any indirect taxes/VAT are payable, the Client will have to pay indirect taxes/VAT element to the services directly to the Consultant unless otherwise agreed.

Funding Source: EBRD Shareholders Special Fund

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions, however all of the stated experts should be chartered under the Bosnia and Herzegovina (“BiH”) law “Položen Stručni Ispit” or holding an equivalent professional engineering qualification/licence from another country.

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms with previous project experience related to:

1. Experience in the field of Civil Engineering/field construction and in relation to similar assignments for similar size projects.
2. Experience of similar projects in the Western Balkans region, preferably in BiH.

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

a. Key Expert No 1 (Supervision Coordinator) with preferably 10 years of previous professional experience in the field of Civil Engineering/field construction.
b. Key Expert No 2 (Civil Engineer) with preferably 10 years of previous professional experience in the field of Civil Engineering/field Hydrotechnics.
c. Pool of Additional Key Experts consisting of a QA/QC Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Environmental and Social Expert and an Electrical Engineer.

All of the above stated experts should be chartered under the Bosnia and Herzegovina (“BiH”) law “Položen Stručni Ispit” or holding an equivalent professional engineering qualification/licence from another country.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The expression of interest shall not exceed 25 pages (excluding CVs Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet).

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

Important Notes:

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

2. The shortlist criteria are as follows:

(a) Firm’s previous project experience in the W. Balkans region and preferably in BiH (30%)
(b) Firm’s previous project experience in the field of Civil Engineering/field construction and of carrying out similar assignments for similar size projects (40%)
(c) CVs of Key Experts in line with the profile including demonstrated previous professional experience in the related area of expertise (30%)

 

 

 

GRCF Bosnia and Herzegovina: Sarajevo Water Project - Financial And Operational Performance Improvement Programme (FOPIP)

 | Published October 19, 2017  -  Deadline November 10, 2017
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Executing Agency (Client):
Cantonal Public Utility Co. Water Supply and Sanitation Sarajevo 
The Client Contact Person:
Aida Sadagić, MBA
Director for Investments and Development KJKP "Vodovod i kanalizacija" d.o.o. Sarajevo
Address: Ul J. Černija br. 8, 71000 Sarajevo
Tel: +387 33 610 833
Tel: +387 61 908 242
Email: aidas@viksa.ba and aida.sadagic@gmail.com

The EBRD Contact Person:
Ivan Kutlesa
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: + 44 20 8717
Fax: +44 20 7338 7451
E-mail: kutlesai@ebrd.com

Project Description:
The Cantonal Public Utility Company “Vodovod i kanalizacija” d.o.o. Sarajevo (the “Company” or “ViK”) supported by the Canton Sarajevo (the “Canton”) approached the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “Bank” or the “EBRD”) with a request to assist in the preparation and financing of a comprehensive water distribution network rehabilitation programme, to improve water supply services.

The overall Project operation will include a EUR 25 million loan from EBRD to the Canton to finance the rehabilitation of the water distribution network in selected areas.

The investment programme is to support the rehabilitation of identified priority areas within the water distribution network of the ViK Sarajevo system in order to reduce the water leakages through replacement of water mains, reconstruction of pumping stations and installation of meters.

Assignment Description:

Within the context of this major investment project, the Canton, working together with ViK Sarajevo, is seeking consultancy support (the “Consultant”) to assist in the preparation of a Financial and Operational Performance Improvement Programme (“FOPIP”) - in order to promote improvements in the service quality alongside technical cooperation to support financial and operational management at ViK Sarajevo (the „Assignment“).

The FOPIP will aim to:
• improve the Company’s operational efficiency and financial management,
• strengthen the capacity to implement the Project,
• service the debt while providing high quality water and sewerage services
• recommend financial, technical and restructuring covenants, which would serve as
conditions for the commitment of the two uncommitted tranches

The overall objectives of the Assignment are to

•Achieve short term operating and financial improvements through a specific Financial and Operational Performance Improvement Programme (“FOPIP”). 

The FOPIP would include (i) measures and actions to improve operational efficiency and levels of service (e.g. development of a comprehensive non-revenue water (“NRW”) strategy); (ii) measures and actions to increase the revenue collection and reduce accounts receivable; (iii) measures and actions to reduce operating costs and (iv) assistance to the Company to make on-going long-term (5-year) corporate development programmes, including capital budgets and tariff projections.

•Support the preparation of a Business Plan.

The Consultant shall assist ViK Sarajevo to improve its commercial standing, service quality and environmental performance. It will do this by preparing a Business Plan to identify and implement the corporate, financial and operational improvements to improve its performance and, in particular, to meet the covenants in EBRD financing documents. The Business Plan will be a typical comprehensive strategic business document governing the provision of water and wastewater services in the Canton Sarajevo over the long term by ViK Sarajevo in its current form. The Business Plan will be a typical business planning exercise taking a long term, comprehensive review of the existing and future financial, technical, institutional, staffing, legal, environmental, and public-private partnership aspects of ViK Sarajevo operations and the development of strategic, annually updatable plan for ViK Sarajevo’ s future operations over a 10 year time frame.

Highlight specific Corporate Development measures to strengthen ViK Sarajevo’s longer term corporate  planning capacity operating on an autonomous and commercial basis.

Prepare a Public Service Agreement between the Canton and the Company that would specify the rights and responsibilities of its parties. It would include but not be limited to:
(i) measurable performance indicators with clear timetable for their achievements evidencing improvements of the Company’s operational efficiency and levels of services rendered to its consumers;
(ii) automatic tariff adjustment formula and tariff policies (e.g. full cost recovery, elimination of cross-subsidies between consumer groups; not exceed the affordability thresholds etc.)

Review and update the Project Implementation Plan (PIP) and support themobilisation of loan-financed supervision consultants (Supervision Consultant). The Supervision Consultant will then assist the Company to carry out the related tendering and contracting process.

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

Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in Q1 2018 and has an estimated overall duration of 12 months.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 500,000.00 (exclusive of VAT). Subject to availability of funding, the performance of the selected Consultant and the specific needs of the Client the Assignment may be extended beyond the current scope.

The Consultant must determine whether any indirect taxes/VAT are chargeable on the proposed services and state the basis for such. If any indirect taxes/VAT are payable, the Client will have to pay indirect taxes/VAT element to the services directly to the Consultant unless otherwise agreed.

Funding Source: EBRD Shareholders Special Fund. Selection and contracting is subject to the availability of funding.

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required.

The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms with preferably previous project experience related to international water sector projects, development and implementation of a financial and operational improvements in public sector utilities and in the legal framework necessary for drafting and implementing a Public Service Agreement in Bosnia & Herzegovina.

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

a. Key Expert No 1 (Project Manager with water utility expertise) with preferably 10 years of previous professional international experience in water sector projects procured under financing arrangements with government agencies or international financial institutions.
b. Key Expert No 2 (Team leader ) with preferably 10 years of previous professional experience in water/utilities sector projects procured under financing arrangements with government agencies or international financial institutions and experience in project management and restructuring of utility companies and tariff projections. Moreover, the Team leader should be  well acquainted with Bosnia and Herzegovina laws and regulations.
c. Key Expert No 3 (Financial Expert) with preferably 10 years of previous professional experience in financial management of public utilities
d. Key Experts No 4 (Pool of Additional Experts) consisting of Legal expert, Training/Corporate Development experts,  Environmental and Social expert.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The expression of interest shall not exceed 25 pages (excluding CVs Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet).

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

Important Notes:
1. Following this invitation for expressions of interest, a shortlist of qualified firms will be formally invited to submit proposals. Consultant selection and contracting will be subject to availability of funding.
2. The shortlist criteria are as follows:
(a) Firm’s previous international experience in water sector projects (10%);
(b) Firm’s previous experience in development and implementation of a FOPIP in
organizations comparable to the Client (35%);
(c) Firm’s previous experience in drafting and implementing Public Service Agreement in
countries with comparable conditions to BiH (15%);
(d) CV of Key expert No 1 (20%);
(e) CVs of Key experts No 2, No 3 and No 4 (20%).

AG & RURAL DEVT - P101213

RS Ministry of agriculture, forestry and water management | Published April 7, 2016  -  Deadline April 22, 2016
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Consultancy Services - Republic Of Srpska Land Parcel Identification System (lpis) REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONSOF INTEREST Bosnia and Herzegovina Republika Srpska Agriculture and Rural DevelopmentProject Credit No.: 4325 BOS Reference number: BA-ARDP-4325BOS-CQ-BL-CS-15-302 Assignment Title: CONSULTANCYSERVICES - Republic of Srpska Land Parcel Identification System (LPIS) The Bosnia and Herzegovina has received financing from the WorldBanktoward the cost of the Agricultureand Rural Development Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds forconsultingservices. The consulting services ("theServices") has objective to prepare document "Establishment plan LPIS in RS" includingdevelopment of technical specification of LPISSW. The Republika Srpska Ministry of Agriculture,Forestryand Water Management / Agriculture Projects Coordination Unit now inviteseligible consulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interest inproviding the Services. Interested Consultants should provide informationdemonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevantexperienceto perform the Services. Objective Legislativeframework assessed; Draft of legislation for adoption of the LPISprepared and discussed, changes in other relevant laws as regards IACS/LPISimplementation proposed; Input analysis of existing software and  hardware and relevant registers includingexisting links implemented and report prepared; National technicalstandards and relevance ofavailable spatial data for LPIS assessed and report prepared; Capacity assessmentRS institutions and otherlevels of governments (pilot municipalities) for LPIS introduction andimplementation available; Nominated staff trained about LPIS (introductorytraining on LPIS structure and its maintenance, basic components of IACS andlinks with other  relevant systems); Training needs analysis for institutionsinvolved identified and curricula  fortraining developed; Introductory training of beneficiary staff aboutbasic IACS procedures and life cycle of the aid application includingon thespot controls of LPIS parcels; The equipment (hardware, software and GPSequipment)financial and human resources needs for pilot LPIS and full scale LPISimplementation and establishment; Suitable concept of reference parcel onentitylevel recommended. Prepared technical specificationof LPIS SW (including data model) forintegration of IACS relevant registers in RS in line EU requirements for IPARDpayment system. Preparedthe other documents Methodology for the development andimplementation of LPIS including demonstration of IACS procedures in pilotareas; The photointerpretation guideline; The methodology for quality control of spatialdata; Quality control (QC) methodology for spatial andother relevant data used for future maintenance of LPIS developed. Trained LPIS workinggroup and staff in relevantinstitutions for use and basic administration of LPIS SW. Requested Experience The Consultant must be a legal holding an appropriate license ofconsulting services. The Consultant mustprove that in the last threeyears it successfully completed at least one terms of reference equalorsimilar by scope or nature (professionalexperience in thefield of design, establishment and/or monitoring of the functionalityof LPISor IACS in EU Member States, Candidate Countries and/orPotential Candidate Countries). Deadlines Implementation period will be until June 2016,and will include 45 calendar days for performing assignment and scopeof work. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn toparagraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultantsunder IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers, January2011 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict ofinterest. Consultants may associate with otherfirms in the formof a joint venture or a sub- consultancy to enhance their qualifications. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the SelectionBased onthe Consultants' Qualifications (CQS)   method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the address belowduring officehours from 09.00 to 15.00 hours. Expressions of interest must bedelivered in a written form to theaddress below in person, or by mail, by April22, 2016 until 11:00 am, local time with Assignment Title and referencenumber. Republika Srpska Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management / Agriculture Projects Coordination Unit Attn: Stevan Raonic Trg Republike Srpske 1 Building A, 8th floor, office no.18 78 000 Banja Luka Tel: +387 51 338 362 Fax: +387 51 338 857 E-mail: s.raonic@mps.vladars.net

IRRIG DEVT - P115954

Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Water Management and Fores | Published January 28, 2015  -  Deadline February 19, 2015
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Irrigation Management Development Support In Federation Of Bosnia And Herzegovina REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA FEDERATION OF BOSINA AND HERZEGOVINA IRRIGATIONDEVELOPMENT PROJECT Credit No.: IDA50980 Reference no: BA-IDP-IDA50980-CQ-CS-15- II.A.1.4.1 AssignmentTitle:Irrigation management developmentsupport inFederation of Bosnia and Herzegovina The BorrowerBosnia and Herzegovina, and Federation ofBiH through subsidiary agreement with the Borrower has received financing fromthe World Bank toward the cost of the Irrigation Development Project (IDP), andintends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. The consulting services ("the Services") include Irrigation management development support inFederation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. All details aboutthe assignment can be found in the Terms of Reference on the following web page: http://portal.piusum.ba/ under menu 'Projects', sub-menu 'Irrigation DevelopmentProject'. Downloadable Terms of Reference are titled "ToR-Irrigationmanagement development support in FBiH". The Project Implementation Unit (PIU) for Forestry andAgriculture on behalf of Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Water Management andForestry now invites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") to indicatetheir interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provideinformation demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevantexperience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria are: Consultingfirm'sexperience: Documentary evidence of sucessfully performed atleast one assignments of similar nature and scope in the last three years. Evidence on availability of key / expert /personnel for irrigation development support (no need to submitt expert CVs atthis moment). For this assignment the Consultant should posess or haveavailable the following experts: WUADevelopment Specialist (International, who alsoserves as Team Leader), Graduate in Agriculture, Irrigation, Institutional Developmentor the equivalent and broad experience with the formation of Water UsersAssociations (WUAs) and/or similar organisations in developing countries.He/she will have a professional background assisting countries to transferirrigation O&M responsibility. Understanding of the unique economic andinstitutional situation of Bosnia and Herzegovina is desirable; Financial Specialist (National), Graduate in economics,accounting, business management or the equivalent and experience helping WUAsor other participatory farmer organizations develop sustainable financialmanagement systems, including establishment of equitable fees and feecollection systems. It is preferable if the consultant has experiencewith WUAfinancial systems and the development of appropriate accounting systems fortransparent financial management and reporting; Operation & Maintenance (O&M) Specialist(International), Graduate inirrigation engineering and irrigation agronomy. Of more importance would behands-on experience working at irrigation systems operations and maintenance.Additional experience working with high-yielding irrigated crops,soil-plant-water relationships and alternative irrigation technologies isrequired. The attention ofinterested Consultants is drawn toparagraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines:Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits &Grants by World Bank Borrowers, January2011 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy onconflict of interest. Consultants may associate with other firms in the form ofa joint venture or a subconsultancy to enhance their qualifications. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the CQS methodset outin the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the address below during officehours from 0900 to 1600. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to theaddress below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by February 19,2015 until 11:00 hours, local time. Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Water Management and Forestry ? - PIU Forestry and Agriculture Attn: Mr. Alojz Dundjer, PIU Director Trampina 4/I Sarajevo 71000, Federation of BiH Bosnia and Herzegovina Tel. +387 33 213 098 Fax. + 387 33 213099 E-mail: info@piusum.ba

BiH Floods Emergency Recovery Project - P151157

RS Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management/APCU | Published December 10, 2015  -  Deadline December 28, 2015
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Multi-hazard Vulnerability Assessment Of Br?ko District And Capacity Building For Disastre Resilience REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OFINTEREST BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA BR?KO DISTRICT BiH FLOOD EMERGENCY RECOVERYPROJECT Credit no.: IDA 55290 Title: MULTI-HAZARD VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT OF BR?KO DISTRICT AND CAPACITY BUILDING FORDISASTERRESILIENCE Reference no.: BA-FERP-IDA-5529-QCBS-BD-CS-15-031 The Borrower Bosnia and Herzegovinaand Br?ko District of BiH received fundsfrom the World Bank to finance the Flood Emergency Recovery Project and part of the loanproceeds will be used to pay for the consultancy services commissioned under the Project. TheConsulting services (?the Services") include: 1)     Development of a multi-hazard vulnerbility assessment at District Br?ko of BiH to natural and man-made disasters 2)     Capacity building for resilience to disasters atthe Br?ko District of BiH. Thedraft Terms of Reference can be found at the web site of the Br?koDistrict BiH Internet page www.bdcentral.net. Total time foreseen for the Development of amulti-hazard vulnerbility assessment at District Br?ko of BiH to natural and man-made disasters and capacity building forresilience to disasters for the Br?ko District of BiH is around 6 months after contract signature by bothparties. The Republic of Srpska Ministry ofAgriculture, Forestry and Water Management through its RS Agriculture Projects Coordination Unit is responsible for implementationof the Project on behalf of the Br?ko District of BiH("Client") and now invites eligible consulting firms (?Consultants") to express their interest forproviding the Services. Interested Consultants should submit information demonstrating that they have all necessary qualificationsand relevant experience in providing the Services. The shortlisting criteria are: eligibility of the Consultant, fulfilledqualification requirements and experience of the Consultant. I.            General requirements Extract from the court register, latest validregistration. Information on the company profile, mainactivity, incorporation, ownership and annual turnover. II.            Qualifications of the consultancy firm The Consultant must be a legal entity or group ofsuch entities that fulfil requirements to performthe mentioned activity. Experience of the consultancyfirm: ·        The Consultant must prove that in the lastten (10)yearsthey have successfully developedat least two(2) assessments of vulnerability to natural disasters and two (2) studies of capacity for resilience todisasters, analysis, assessments, capacity building inthe area of civil protection and risk management. ·        The consultant shall furnish aReferencelist of projects (reference list template isaccessible at the Internet page www.bdcentral.net and below address upon request of the consultant) and certificates / statements of Clients on successfullycompleted projects. The consultant shall hire the following key personnel: For both assignments, it is necessary to hire: - Team Leader - advanced degree (master or master of science) in social or technical science studies ?7(seven) years of experience indeveloping assessments of vulnerability tonatural andother disasters, studies,analysis, capacitybuilding in the field of civil protection and risk management ?one incumbent. - Expert - advanced degree (master or master of science) in social or technical sciences - 5 (five) years of experience in training deliveryand development of programme ?one incumbent. For the assignment of Capacity Building for Disaster Resilience, key staff shall include thefollowing experts: - Expert - advanced degree (master or master of science) in social studies - 5 (five) years of experience in developing: multi-hazard vulnerability assessments, studies, analysis, capacity building in the field of civil protection and risk management ?one incumbent. - Expert ? advanced degree (master or master of science) in technical studies ? 5 (five) years ofexperience in developing: multi-hazard vulnerability assessments, studies, analysis, capacity building in the field of civil protection and risk management ?one incumbent. For the assignment of Multi-hazard Vulnerability Assessment for BD, key staff shall include thefollowing experts: - Expert - advanced degree (master or master of science) in social studies - 5 (five) years of experience in developing: multi-hazard vulnerability assessments, studies, analysis, capacity building in the field of civil protection and risk management ? one incumbent. - Expert ? advanced degree (master or master of science) in technical studies ? 5 (five) years ofexperience in developing: multi-hazard vulnerability assessments, studies, analysis, capacity building in the field of civil protection and risk management ? one incumbent. Eligible professions under ?advanced degree (master ormaster of science) in technical studies shall include but shall not be limited to the following faculties: civil engineering,traffic, architecture, mathematics, mining, agriculture, forestry, environment, electrical engineering. Eligible professions under ? advanced degree (master ormaster of science) insocial studies shall include but shall not be limited to the following faculties: law, economy, medicine,security. The Consultant shall hire additional staff for areascovering both assignments. Additional staff may be hired for both assignments simultaneously. Interested Consultants should take note ofParagraph 1.9 of Guidelines: Selection and employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans andIDA Credits& Grantsby World Bank Borrowers, January 2011 (?Guidelines forConsultants"), laying down the World Bank conflictof interest policy. Consultants may associate with other firms,universities, scientific and research institutions,agencies, institutes, NGOs in the form of a "joint venture" orsubconsultancy to enhancetheir qualifications. Interested Consultants may express interest onlyfor both consultancy services stipulated under 1) and 2) together. TheConsultant will be selected in accordance withthe QCBS method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the addressbelow during office hours from 09:00 to 15:00 hours. Expression of interest mustbe delivered in written form in the English language to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by e-mail) by December 28,2015 at 14:00h local time, marked as Reference no.: BA-FERP-IDA-5529-QCBS-BD-CS-15-031 RS Ministry ofAgriculture, Forestry and WaterManagement/Agriculture Projects Coordination  Unit (APCU) Attn.:Jadranka Majstorovi?, ProcurementSpecialist Trg Republike Srpske1 Building A, 8. floor, office No.:31A-PROTOKOL 78 000 Banja Luka, Bosnia andHerzegovina Tel: +387 51 338 357 Fax: +387 51 338 857 E-mail: j.majstorovic@mps.vladars.net

Gradacac Water Supply - Financial and Operational Performance Improvement and Public Service Contracting

 | Published April 24, 2015  -  Deadline May 15, 2015
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Executing Agency (Client): Public Utility Company (PUC) Komunalac The Client Contact Person: Damir Okanovic, Director Javno Komunalno Poduzece (JKP) Komunalac H.K. Gradascevica 114, 76250 Gradacac, Bosnia and Herzegovina gradacac.damir@gmail.com +387 (0)35 817 219 The EBRD Contact Person: Olesya Kerridge European Bank for Reconstruction and Development One Exchange Square London EC2A 2JN Tel: + 44 20 7338 6895 E-mail: kerridgo@ebrd.com Assignment Description: The Municipality of Gradacac (“Gradacac” or the “Municipality”) is located in Tuzla Canton in the north east of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (“FBH”), one of the two political entities that make up the state of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “EBRD” or the “Bank”) is considering providing a sovereign loan of up to EUR 6 million, to be on-lent to the Public Utility Company Komunalac (the “Company” or the “Client”), responsible for water and wastewater services in the Municipality, to be co-financed by grants of up to EUR 3 million from international donors (the “Project”). The Project will support the expansion of the water supply network to rural areas of the Municipality and replace dilapidated water mains to reduce the amount of water losses, including: Replacement of dilapidated water supply pipelines on priority sections, reconstruction of two existing wells and connection of new customers to the existing system. Construction of new water intake and new water supply distribution network with reservoirs and pumping stations to connect 3,500 households in the southern part of the municipality. Construction of new wastewater collection network in four settlements in the northern part of the municipality (Ledenice, Vida, Skorici and Sibovac). The Project's Priority Investment Programme has been designed to improve the Company’s financial position and move towards fully sustainable and commercially viable operations, by significantly increasing its customer base. The Municipality aims to achieve population coverage with running water of around 80 per cent. However, in order to further strengthen the Company's capacity to service debt while providing high quality district heating services the Company requires assistance in the preparation of a Financial and Operational Performance Improvement Programme (FOPIP) and signing of a PSC with the City with the overall objective to improve the Company's operational efficiency, environmental, social and financial management The Company is registered as a shareholding association and is majority owned by the Municipality. It also has a status of a “public company” as it provides public services. The activities of the Company cover several sectors: water and wastewater, solid waste collection and disposal, and maintenance of public areas (e.g. parks, parking, market places and street lights). At the end of 2013, the Company had 63 permanent employees. They are organised in three main divisions: 1) water and wastewater (17 employees); 2) sanitation (24 employees); and 3) administration (22 employees). According to the Company and in line with the planned unbundling, currently 16 employees from the administration division can be associated with the water and wastewater division, while 6 employees can be associated with the sanitation division. In order to support the Company to implement the necessary financial and operational improvements, the Company and the Bank have now agreed that the assistance of an experienced consultancy firm (the “Consultant”) is required. The overall objectives of the assignment are to: Provide assistance to the Company in developing an efficient and focused Financial and Operational Performance Improvement Programme (“FOPIP”) that would cover technical operation of assets, monitoring of the quality of service and implementation of the Environmental and Social Action Plan (“ESAP”). Special focus will be dedicated to development of labour restructuring including preparation of detailed action plan towards legal separation of water and wastewater operations from other activities and increasing labour productivity; Provide assistance to the Company in developing and concluding a focused Public Service Contract (“PSC”) with the Municipality that will include clear technical and financial performance requirements for the Company and obligations on the Municipality in support of achieving such requirements including development of formulae for calculation of tariffs based on full cost recovery. Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in Q2 2015 and has an estimated overall duration of 6 months. Maximum Budget available for the Assignment: EUR 100,000 (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. Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions; however, consultant selection and contracting will be subject to availability of funding. Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms with: (1) extensive similar previous project experience, preferably in the water sector; (2) project experience in either Bosnia & Herzegovina or the region; (3) previous project experience with an IFI (or equivalent) would be considered an advantage. It is expected that the Consultant’s team of key experts will at least consist of: Project Manager; Financial Expert; Utility Management/Institutional Expert; Legal Expert; Local Experts; and Support staff. Submission Requirements: Interested firms or groups of firms are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest. In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants seeking to be selected, the information submitted should include the following: (a) brief overview of the firm/group of firms including company profile, organisation and staffing (max. 2-4 pages); (b) details of similar 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 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 25 pages (excluding CVs and contact sheet). One original and 2 copies of the expression of interest, in English, shall be submitted to the Client in an envelope marked “EXPRESSION OF INTEREST for GRADACAC WATER - FINANCIAL AND OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT AND PUBLIC SERVICE CONTRACTING”, to reach Client not later the Closing Date indicated above. One further electronic copy should be submitted to the EBRD’s contact person by the same closing date. The expression of interest shall be one file (pdf). Only if the permissible file size is exceeded (4MB), the Consultant may split the expression of interest into further files. Important Notes: The selection will normally be made from responses to this notification only. Consultants will not be asked to submit a proposal. The highest-ranked Consultant will be selected from a shortlist and invited to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding. One firm can apply/be contracted for Gradacac Water Supply - FOPIP (procurement ref. 44746) and for either Project Implementation (procurement ref. 44747) or Design Support (procurement ref. 47245), but not all three assignments. For the avoidance of doubt, one firm cannot apply/be contracted for both Project Implementation (procurement ref. 44747) and Design Support (procurement ref. 47245) assignments. Shortlisting criteria and respective weightings are: Firm’s similar previous project experience, preferably in the water sector (30%) Firm’s project experience in either Bosnia & Herzegovina or the region (20%) Firm’s previous project experience with an IFI (or equivalent) (10%) CVs of proposed experts (40%)