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EBRD - Invitation for Expressions of Interest – PIU Consultant – Independent Engineer

Engurhesi Ltd., Project Implementation Unit | Published February 7, 2017  -  Deadline March 1, 2017
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EBRD - Invitation for Expressions of Interest – PIU Consultant – Independent Engineer

Georgia Solid Waste Management Project - SPP ESAP and Solid Waste Management Plans

 | Published February 2, 2017  -  Deadline February 23, 2017
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Executing Agency (Client):

LEPL Municipal Development Fund of Georgia

The Client Contact Person:

Galaktion Buadze

Executive Director

LEPL Municipal Development Fund of Georgia

150 David Aghmashenebeli Avenue

0112 Tbilisi

Georgia

Email: procurement@mdf.org.ge

Phone: +995 32 2437001/02/03

Fax: +995 32 2437077

The EBRD Contact Person:

Georgia Vasiliadis

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

One Exchange Square

London EC2A 2JN

Tel: + 44 20 7338 7750

E-mail: vasiliag@ebrd.com

Project Description:

The Government of Georgia (the “Borrower”) has requested the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “EBRD” or the “Bank”) to provide technical assistance under the Georgia Solid Waste Management Equipment project (the “Project”). The Client of the Project is LEPL Municipal Development Fund (“MDF” or the “Client”) fully owned by the Government of Georgia.

The Project will finance the acquisition of a new fleet of approximately 144 solid waste collection vehicles, as well as 7209 solid waste containers. The equipment will be distributed among the 66 municipalities throughout the country (the “Municipalities”) and will enable the Municipalities to collect solid waste and deliver to the regional landfills.

Assignment Description:

Within the context of the Project, the Client is seeking to retain a consulting company (the “Consultant”) to support the implementation of the Stakeholder Participation Plan (“SPP”), the implementation of an Environmental and Social Action Plan (“ESAP”) as well as providing support to the Municipalities to prepare Municipal Waste Management Plans (the “Assignment”).

The objectives of the Assignment are to:

  • enhance public ownership and awareness of solid waste management, increasing public participation in the provision of solid waste services and raising public awareness on issues related to the project implementation. Furthermore, the SPP will integrate poverty and social issues into the tariff scenario analysis.
  • provide expertise required to implement the ESAP, comply with EBRD Environmental and Social Performance Requirements and to keep EBRD updated on progress of ESAP implementation.
  • support the Municipalities to prepare Municipal Waste Management Plans, as required by the Ministry of Environment.

The selected Consultant is expected to provide the following services:

1. Stakeholder Participation Programme

The Consultant will help the Client develop and implement a Stakeholder Participation Programme in order to address the following:

  1. Raise customer awareness through education campaigns
  1. Identification of information needs
  2. Information campaign
  1. Facilitation of dialogue
  1. Encourage transparency in decision-making
  2. Sustainability of dialogue

2. Environmental and Social Action Plan

To cover the components of the ESAP, the Consultant will be asked to provide informational support to the Municipalities and waste collection operators in developing and implementing such actions

As part of the ESAP implementation monitoring component, the Consultant will make annual visits to municipalities, where the number of solid waste collection vehicles provided under the project comprises 50 per cent or more of the overall solid waste collection fleet of the municipality, and check the status of the ESAP implementation.

Finally, the Consultant will assist in the preparation of Annual Environmental and Social Reports (“AESR”),  that will be summarised by the Consultant in a summary AESR to include both the ESAP implementation status (section 2 of the AESR) and findings of the monitoring visits where applicable. The format of AESR shall be provided by the Bank.

3. Municipal Waste Management Plans

The Consultant will advise and support the Client in the development and establishment of a comprehensive waste management planning system for the country, as required by the newly adopted Waste Code (Chapter III). Specifically, this Waste Code prescribes the obligations of municipalities to prepare municipal waste management plans. Municipal Waste Management Plans for all municipalities covering a period of 5 years should be developed and approved by the Ministry of Environment before 31 December, 2017.

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 June 2017 and has an estimated overall duration of 24 months.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 300,000 (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 by the Early Transition Countries TC Fund. Selection and contracting are subject to the availability of funding.

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required.  The Consultant should be a firm or group of firms, preferably with experience of:

  • the EBRD’s Performance Requirements as required by the EBRD’s 2014 Environment and Social Policy;
  • conducting environmental and social appraisals and monitoring activities on solid waste management projects;
  • providing environmental and social advisory services to the municipal solid waste sector.
  • 5 years’ experience of working in Georgia/Eastern Europe/Caucasus.

The Consultant is required to provide independent, impartial technical, cost, strategic, management, financial and advice, and as such will not be permitted to have a commercial interest in any other contracts or agreements for the Project.

It is expected that the Assignment will be led by an appropriately qualified project manager with experience in the solid waste sector and in implementing the key areas of this assignment, accompanied by both key and supporting experts. Local/regional experts are required.

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

Key Experts No 1: International Manager / Technical Expert with:

  • preferably 8 years’ or more experience in project management of complex assignments in organisations comparable to the Client and involving multiple stakeholders; and
  • preferably 8 years’ or more experience in the municipal solid waste sector in countries with comparable conditions similar to Georgia.

Key Experts No 2: Local Manager / Solid Waste Management Regulation and Enforcement Expert, with:

  • preferably 5 years’ or more experience in project management of complex assignments in organisations comparable to the Client and involving multiple stakeholders; and
  • preferably 5 years’ or more experience in the municipal solid waste sector

Key Experts No 3: Finance Experts with preferably 8 years’ or more experience in comparable assignments in the municipal solid waste sector in Eastern Europe or the Caucasus.   

Key Experts No 4: SPP and Communication Expert with preferably 5 years or more of previous professional experience in comparable assignments in the municipal solid waste sector.

Key Experts No 5: Environmental Expert and Social/Labour Expert with preferably 5 years’ or more experience in the successful implementation of comparable assignments and with demonstrated knowledge of the environmental and social standards of the EBRD or other comparable institutions.

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 20 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:

  1. Firm’s experience of carrying out similar assignments in municipal solid waste projects (40%)
  2. Firm’s experience in Georgia or the Caucasus (20%)
  3. Firm’s awareness of EBRD Environmental and Social Policies and Performance Requirements (10%)
  4. CVs of Key Experts (30%)

Enguri HPP Rehabilitation Project – Phase IV

 | Published January 31, 2017  -  Deadline March 1, 2017
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Invitation for Expressions of Interest – PIU Consultant – Independent Engineer

Enguri HPP Rehabilitation Project – Phase IV

Project Description:  Engurhesi Ltd (the Borrower or the Company), the major hydro power generating company in Georgia, intends using the proceeds of a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and grant money from the European Commission Neighbouring Investment Fund for the Enguri HPP Rehabilitation Project – Phase IV.

The project aims to make improvements to the 271m high arch dam and 9.5m diameter, 15km long pressure tunnel as well as related hydromechanical and electromechanical equipment, to alleviate significant leakages from the tunnel, ensure the long term safety of the tunnel, respond to heavy sedimentation problem in the reservoir and to enhance the environmental benefits of the Enguri and Vardnili Hydro Power Plants facilities.

The project generally aims at:

  1. increasing the availability of non-polluting renewable energy in the country; and
  2. improving operational safety of the Enguri power facility.


The Enguri HPP and the downstream Vardnili HPP Cascade were built during the 1960-70s as part of the same scheme.  Enguri HPP (5 units of 260MW capacity each) releases its water into the Vardnili HPP water channel, where four power plants were initially in operation.  Three of these plants were totally destroyed during the civil war in early 1990’s. The Enguri HPP itself suffered from lack of maintenance and until recently only four out of five units were operating at 80% of their capacity.

The EBRD has been involved in the rehabilitation of the Enguri Hydro Power Plant since 1998, initially with civil works on the dam, later with the rehabilitation of the units at the power plant. 

The Government of Georgia recently formally requested EBRD and the European Commission Neighbouring Investment Fund to consider the financing of the completion of the Enguri HPP rehabilitation programme - Phase IV. 

The proposed project, which has a total estimated cost of about EUR 35.0 Million equivalent, will require the procurement of the following goods, works and services:

  • Civil Works on headrace tunnel of 9.5m diameter and 15km long ;
  • Electromechanical works on Enguri Dam and switchyard;
  • Hydro-mechanical works on penstocks and gates;
  • Enguri reservoir sediment management;
  • Engineering Consulting Services   (this Notice).

Assignment Description: Engurhesi Ltd now intends to engage an engineering consulting firm (the Consultant) to provide organisational and technical assistance to the Client to ensure the successful design, implementation and completion of the Project with all EBRD requirements stipulated in the Loan Agreement (the Assignment).

The selected Consultant is expected to provide the following services:

1. Project Preparation Phase

  • Prepare inception report and a project schedule identifying all relevant milestones and their respective timeframes for all parties to adhere to.
  • Review previous studies and rehabilitation works design and results achieved
  • Provide comprehensive support to the PIU in relation to procurement of goods and works contracts under the Project, including review and preparation of technical specifications, preparation of tender documents, assistance during all stages of procurement processes and subsequent works contracts finalisation.

2. Project Implementation Phase

  • Assistance with Project implementation, including supervision, monitoring of progress of the civil works contracts as well as supply and installation contracts for equipment under the project.
  • Support to the Client with regards to all aspects of Project reporting.
  • Assistance with Testing, Commissioning and Operational Acceptance, as required by the Client.
  • Support in ensuring compliance with the Loan Agreement, including monitoring and reporting on the implementation of the Environmental and Social Action Plan.
  • At the end of the Project the Consultant will prepare a Project completion report, which shall include the following:
    • A summary of technical improvements achieved by the Project;
    • Assessment of the implementation of Environment and Social Action Plan.

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

Assignment expected Start Date and Duration: The assignment is expected to start from earliest May 2017 and has an estimated overall duration of about 40 months.

Estimated input of Key Experts’ time: 70 person-months. Subject to availability of funding, excellent performance of the selected Consultant and the specific needs of the Client the Assignment may be extended beyond the current scope and time line.

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: Through EBRD loan proceeds.

Eligibility Restrictions: There are no eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms with previous project experience related to preparing and implementing engineering works for hydro power projects of similar nature i.e. construction or rehabilitation of large scale hydro power plants with dams and pressure tunnels.

To be shortlisted for this Tender, the applicant is required to give proof of having supervised the construction and /or rehabilitation of at least i) three (3) nos. of hydro power plants projects of above 200 MW capacity, with at least 3m diameter and 1km pressure tunnel/shaft, each with large dam ii) which have been commissioned/rehabilitated in the past 10 years.

The applicant will be free to offer to the Client a Methodology of Enguri pressure tunnel rehabilitation e.g. unreinforced, reinforced, pre-stressed concrete or other lining application with the view of increasing safety and reducing water leakages from the Tunnel.  Nevertheless, for shortlisted companies at the Request for Proposals stage the applicant shall also provide with Techno-Economic Assessment of the preferred methodology. 

The Consultant’s expert team is expected to include Key Experts as follows, with estimated input in the project of 40 months period:

  1. Project Manager / Team Leader with at least 15 years of general professional experience and relevant project experience of rehabilitation works.  In addition the Project Manager should have appropriate on-site project management experience.  Estimated input – 8 months.
  2. Procurement Engineer with at least 15 years of experience in procurement. Experience in procurement in the rehabilitation of hydro power plants as well as experience of procurement based on IFI rules. Estimated input – 8 months.
  3. Civil Works Design Engineer with at least 20 years experience in construction / rehabilitation of large HPPs and dams. Estimated input – 6 months.
  4. Tunnelling Design Engineer with at least 20 years experience in construction / rehabilitation of large tunnels and particularly pressure tunnels. Estimated input – 6 months.
  5. Electromechanical Engineer with at least 15 years experience in construction / rehabilitation of large HPPs. Estimated input – 6 months
  6. Hydromechanical Engineer with at least 15 years experience in construction / rehabilitation of large HPPs and dams. Estimated input – 6 months;
  7. Resident Project Manager / Civil Engineer – with at least 20 years experience in construction / rehabilitation of larges HPP and dams as well as relevant on-site project management experience. Estimated input – 30 months.

Local Experts with at least 10 years experience in construction / rehabilitation of large HPP and dams as well as related environmental monitoring experience.

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 20 pages (excluding CVs, Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet).

One original and two numbered hard copies together with electronic copy on CD-Rom of the above information in English should be submitted to the Client in an envelope marked “Expression of Interest for Enguri HPP Rehabilitation Project – Phase I,V Consultancy Services” to reach the Client not later than the above closing date.

Contact Details:

Engurhesi Ltd.
Project Implementation Unit
8, Politkovskaya st., 0179, Tbilisi, Georgia
Mr. Malkhaz Tskvitishvili, Project Manager
Tel. (+995 32) 18 80 11
Fax: (+995 32) 18 80 22
e-mails: Info@engurhesi.ge , malkhaz@caucasus.net

 

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

Enguri HPP Rehabilitation Project Phase IV

 | Published January 5, 2017  -  Deadline January 5, 2018
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GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE (updated version)

The Limited Liability Company Engurhesi (Engurhesi) is a 100% state-owned company responsible for operation of Enguri hydro power plant. Engurhesi intends using loan proceeds from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) as well as potential funding from the EU Neighbourhood Investment Facility (“EU NIF”) to finance Phase IV of the priority rehabilitation program at the Enguri hydro power plant.

The Project will complete rehabilitation and modernisation of the Enguri HPP having one of the world's highest and unique 271.5 m height Arch Dam. The proceeds of the EBRD loan along with the EU NIF  financing will be used to finance of the completion of the Enguri HPP rehabilitation programme in particular for the Enguri headrace tunnel and penstock.

The Project will also finance rehabilitation of Enguri switchyard, Vardnili II spillway gates, Enguri river diversion weir and access road, together with implementation of sedimentation management plan and improved operational procedures to promote resilience to climatic variability and climate change.

The proposed project with a total cost of about EUR 33 million will require the procurement of the following goods, works and services:

  • Civil Works on headrace tunnel;
  • Electromechanical works on Enguri switchyard
  • Hydro-mechanical on penstocks and gates;
  • Enguri reservoir sediment management;
  • Consultancy assignment

 

Tendering for the Consultancy Contract is expected to commence during Q1 of 2017.

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

 

Interested suppliers, contractors and consultants should contact:
 

Engurhesi Ltd.
Project Implementation Unit
8, Politkovskaya st., 0179, Tbilisi, Georgia
Mr. Malkhaz Tskvitishvili, Project Manager
Tel. (+995 32) 18 80 11
Fax: (+995 32) 18 80 22e
-mails: Info@engurhesi.ge , malkhaz@caucasus.net

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