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International Consultant for Terminal Evaluation

UNDP CO - KYRGYZSTAN | Published November 28, 2017  -  Deadline December 8, 2017
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UNDP National Programme Management Unit in the Kyrgyz Republic within the UNDP “Protect human health and the environment from unintentional releases of POPs and mercury from the unsound disposal of healthcare waste in Kyrgyzstan” announces a tender to attract the services of an International Consultant for Terminal Evaluation (contract type-IC). More detailed information may obtain detailed information at link below or e-mail: procurement@pmu.undp.kg All interested candidates should submit the documents with the note “PMU IC 17/101: “International Consultant for Terminal Evaluation” not later than 15:00 (GMT+6) on 08 December, 2017 to e-mail: tender.kgz@undp.orgIncomplete proposals will be rejected at the moment of evaluation!

International Consultant for Terminal Evaluation

UNDP Country Office - KYRGYZSTAN | Published March 5, 2018  -  Deadline March 20, 2018
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Tender ref. PMU IC 18/016, International Consultant for Terminal EvaluationUNDP National Project Management Unit, \"Enabling transboundary cooperation and integrated water resources management in Chu and Talas River Basins” GEF- UNDP-UNECE project announces a tender with ref. PMU IC 18/016 to attract the services of International Consultant for Terminal Evaluation (contract type – IC, homebased with travels).Detailed information is available by the links below.All interested candidates should provide copies of higher education certificates, filled and signed P11 form, filled and signed Letter of Interest/Financial proposal, copy of passport (templates are attached) and 2 recommendations in the sealed envelope to the address below or by e-mail to tender.kgz@undp.org (see instructions in Procurement Notice) marked as “PMU IC 18/016” and submitted no later than 14:00, on March 20, 2018 to address:United Nations Development Programme 160, Chuy Avenue, Bishkek720040, Kyrgyz Republic Receipt of bids will be made only during working hours from 09.00 – 17.00PM

PMU IC 17/101: “International Consultant for Terminal Evaluation”( re-announcement)

UNDP CO - KYRGYZSTAN | Published April 3, 2018  -  Deadline April 10, 2018
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UNDP National Programme Management Unit in the Kyrgyz Republic within the UNDP “Protect human health and the environment from unintentional releases of POPs and mercury from the unsound disposal of healthcare waste in Kyrgyzstan” re- announces a tender to attract the services of an International Consultant for Terminal Evaluation (contract type-IC). More detailed information may obtain detailed information at link below or e-mail: procurement@pmu.undp.kg All interested candidates should submit the documents with the note “PMU IC 17/101: “International Consultant for Terminal Evaluation”( re-announcement) not later than 15:00 (GMT+6) on 10 April, 2018 to e-mail: tender.kgz@undp.org

International consultant to conduct Mid-Term Evaluation of MedWaste Project

UNDP Country Office/ Programme Management Unit - KYRGYZSTAN | Published October 6, 2016  -  Deadline October 19, 2016
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RE-ANNOUNCEMENT BASIC CONTRACT INFORMATIONLocation: KyrgyzstanApplication Deadline: October 19, 2016Category: Energy and EnvironmentType of Contract: Individual ContractAssignment Type: International Consultant Languages Required: EnglishStarting Date: approx. November 07, 2016Duration of Initial Contract: November 07, 2016 – December 23, 2016 (25 effective person-days)Expected Duration of Assignment: Estimated 25 effective person-days (18 effective person-days home based and 7 effective person-days on field mission to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan)

International consultant to develop a KGZ GCF Project Proposal and Feasibility Study

UNDP Country Office/ Programme Management Unit - KYRGYZSTAN | Published November 10, 2016  -  Deadline November 24, 2016
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Country: KYRGYZSTANDescription of the assignment: ref. PMU 16/110, International consultant to develop a KGZ GCF Project Proposal and Feasibility StudyProject name: The UNDP “Environment Protection for Sustainable Development” Programme (00079587)Period of assignment/services: 65 working days in total (December 2016 - July 2017).

International consultant to conduct Mid-Term Evaluation of MedWaste Project, re-announcement

UNDP Country Office/ Programme Management Unit - K - KYRGYZSTAN | Published October 6, 2016  -  Deadline October 19, 2016
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RE-ANNOUNCEMENT BASIC CONTRACT INFORMATIONLocation: KyrgyzstanApplication Deadline: October 19, 2016Category: Energy and EnvironmentType of Contract: Individual ContractAssignment Type: International Consultant Languages Required: EnglishStarting Date: approx. November 07, 2016Duration of Initial Contract: November 07, 2016 – December 23, 2016 (25 effective person-days)Expected Duration of Assignment: Estimated 25 effective person-days (18 effective person-days home based and 7 effective person-days on field mission to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan)

PMU 15/078 to attract the services of International consultant to develop a GEF-UNDP project document

United Nations Development Programme | Published July 16, 2015  -  Deadline July 30, 2015
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~~ UNDP National Programme Management Unit in the Kyrgyz Republic within the GEF-UNDP PPG “Conservation of globally important biodiversity and association land and forest resources of Western Tian Shan Forest Mountain eco-systems and support to sustainable livelihoods” announces a tender PMU 15/078 to attract the services of International consultant to develop a GEF-UNDP project document. (contract type-IC, home based with two 8-day missions to Kyrgyzstan). More detailed information on functional duties and P.11 form, confirmation of interest and submission of financial proposal form can be downloaded at the link below. All interested candidates should provide duly filled/signed current and complete P.11 form, duly filled/signed Confirmation of Individual Contractor Interest and Financial Proposal form, at least two recommendation letters, including their contact information, copy of passport and copy of diploma  with the note “International consultant to develop a GEF-UNDP project document”. The proposal should be submitted no later than 30 July 2015, 15:00 (+6 GMT, Bishkek time) by post to the address below: Room 709, 6 floor, 101/1, Manas ave., Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic or by electronic submission, please refer to Conditions and Procedures for electronic submission and opening.

International consultant on development of a Project Identification Form (PIF)for a GEF Full-Size Project – Persistent Organic Pollutants –medical waste- plastic waste - e-waste

UNDP CO - KYRGYZSTAN | Published March 5, 2018  -  Deadline March 16, 2018
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UNDP National Programme Management Unit in the Kyrgyz Republic within the UNDP Protect “Capacity building towards securing the resilience of communities and institutions to climate and disaster risks and sustainable and inclusive natural resource management” announces a tender to attract the services of an International consultant on development of a Project Identification Form (PIF)for a GEF Full-Size Project – Persistent Organic Pollutants –medical waste- plastic waste - e-waste (contract type-IC). More detailed information may obtain detailed information at link below or e-mail: procurement@pmu.undp.kg All interested candidates should submit the documents with the note “PMU IC 18/014: “International Consultant to develop PIF” not later than 15:00 (GMT+6) on 16 March, 2018 to e-mail: tender.kgz@undp.orgIncomplete proposals will be rejected at the moment of evaluation!

International consultant to conduct final evaluation of the project

UNDP Country Office/ Programme Management Unit - KYRGYZSTAN | Published November 18, 2016  -  Deadline December 7, 2016
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Project name: “Automation of voters’s identification process during the electoral cycle in 2015-2017” funded by the Government of Japan, PID 00095323Period of assignment/services (if applicable): 27 working days in total (December 2016 - January 2017)Duty station: Homebased (22 days)/ Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (5 days field mission)

Central Asia Road Links -Kyrgyz Republic - P132270

Ministry of Transport and Communications | Published February 15, 2016  -  Deadline March 1, 2016
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Procurement Officer (consultant) REQUEST FOREXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTINGSERVICES) Country: KyrgyzRepublic Project:  First Phase of the Central Asia Road Links Program (CARs-1) Credit No. : 5340-KG, Grant No.: H9340-KG Assignment Title: Procurement Officer (Consultant) Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): CARs/CS-IC-04 The Kyrgyz Republic received financing from the World Bank towards the cost of theCentral Asia Road Links Program and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. The consulting services ("the Services")include: Carryingout procurement in implementation of the Central Asia Road Links Project. InvestmentProjects Implementation Group of the Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Kyrgyz Republic now invites eligibleConsultants to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstratingthat they have the required qualifications and relevant experienceto perform the Services. Detailed draftTerms of References is available at www.piumotc.kg. The attention ofinterested Consultants is drawn to paragraphs 1.9 and 1.11 of the World Bank's Guidelines:Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers dated January2011 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest and eligibility. A Consultant willbe selected in accordance with the IC method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at theaddress below during office hours from 09:00 to 17:00 hours. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a writtenform to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by March 01,2016 at 17:00h (local time). Investment Projects Implementation Group (IPIG) 42 Isanov Street, Room 608, 6/F, MOTC Bishkek City 720017, Kyrgyz Republic Tel: +996 312 900 893; +996 312 900 970; Fax: +996 312 314378 E-mail:bishkekosh@gmail.com; bishkekoshroad@infotel.kg Website: www.piumotc.kg

Third Village Investment Project - P146970

ARIS | Published August 8, 2015  -  Deadline August 25, 2015
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Selection Of Consultant For Economic Analysis Of Subprojects/microprojects Under Aris Projects REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OFINTEREST (CONSULTINGSERVICES ? INDIVIDUAL SELECTION) Selection of Consultant for economic analysisof subprojects/microprojects under ARISprojects COUNTRY:  Kyrgyz Republic NAME OF PROJECT:  "Grant ofthe RussianFederation under the Trust Fund for institutional development in the region of Europe and Central Asia (ECAPDEV) for preparation ofthe Third Village Investment Project" Grant#TF018709 Assignment Title: Economic analysis of subprojects/microprojects under ARISprojects Reference No.: ECAPDEV?VIP3-S-15?8 The goal of ECAPDEV project is to prepare theThird Village Investment Project mainly aiming to assist in alleviation of poverty among rural populationthrough strengthened capacity of local self government bodies in cooperation with their communities for planning and implementationof local development programs. This objective will be reached  through achievement ofproject development objective (PDO), aiming at a) building local capacity forparticipatory development and (b) improving access to qualitycommunity infrastructure services in targeted project areas. Theproject is currently being prepared by Community Development and Investment Agency (ARIS). This assignment is expected to provideinputs for project preparation. To manage the Project efficiently, ARIS intends on employing a Consultant for economic analysis ofsubprojects/microprojects, who will be cooperating with local consultants under ARIS project. TheCommunity Development and InvestmentAgency (ARIS) as an  Agencypreparing  the Project,  now invites  qualified individuals  ("Consultants") to indicatetheir interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provideinformation (CV) demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. Period of assignment is 3 months starting from contractdate Qualification requirements: Consultant shall have the following knowledge andexperience: ?        Experience in economic analysis; ?        Understanding of legal and institutional local self government framework; ?       Experience in development of trainingprograms and modules for economic analysis; ?        Workexperience in preparation of analytical and other reports; ?        Knowledge of Russian and Kyrgyz languages is an advantage. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 ofthe World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World BankBorrowers  dated January 2011,revised July 2014 ("Consultant Guidelines"), settingforth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. A Consultant will be selected inaccordance with the Individual selection (IC) method. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours from 9:00 to 18:00 hours,Monday through Friday. CV's with thecover letter must be delivered in a written form to the address belowby August 25,2015 In order to get ToR it is necessary to send a written demand to indicatedemail addresses. Community Development and Investment Agency (ARIS) Attn: Mr. Ziyash Ashirbekov, ARIS Procurement specialist 102, Bokonbaeva Str. 720040, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic Tel: + 996 (312) 62-07-52, 30-18-05 Fax: +996 (312) 62-47-48 E-mail: amambetkulova@aris.kg;zashirbekov@aris.kg; Web site: aris.kg

Urban Development Project - P151416

 | Published January 18, 2016
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Preparation Of Feasibility Studies And Detailed Designs Of Water Supply Systems In Sulukta And Kerben Scope of Contract: Preparation of Feasibility Studies and Detailed Designs of water supply systems inSulukta andKerben Minimum Qualifying TechnicalScore: Consultants'names HydroplanIngenieur-Gesellschaft mbH COWI IGR AG+CAMP Ala-Too City/Country Prinz-Carl-Anlage 25, 67547 Worms,Germany Russian Federation Germany and KyrgyzRepublic Status: Awarded Consultant/Firm EvaluatedConsultant/Firm EvaluatedConsultant/Firm TechnicalScore 80.37 78.54 76.31 FinancialScore N/A N/A N/A CombinedScore 80.40 78.54 76.31 Criteria Approach, methodology and work schedule 17.43 16 14.86 Experience and qualification of the key personnel WaterSupply Specialist and Team Leader (International) 16.06 15.83 15.60 WaterSupply System Rehabilitation Engineer (International)  -20points 16.17 15.89 14.17 Economist andFinancial Analyst (International)- 10 points 8 7.94 8 Social DevelopmentSpecialist (National) 7.31 7.37 7.77 EnvironmentalSpecialist (National) ? 10 points 7.91 7.66 7.91 Institutional andFinance Specialist (International)- 10points 7.49 7.86 8 Approach, methodology and work schedule 17.43 16 14.86 Price as readout Final EvaluationPrice 311,400 USD excluding  all indirect taxes 370,000USD excluding all taxes 368,609.93USD Final NegotiatedPrice 342 540 USD including all indirecttaxes Rank 1 2 3 Other Shortlisted Consultant(s)/Firm(s)(these will be all that "Proposal submitted =no") Consultants'names [Insert name of Consultant 1] [Insert name of Consultant 2] City/Country Washington, D.C.U.S.A. ProposalSubmitted: No No

Development of local capital markets: capacity building in the Kyrgyz Republic

 | Published April 7, 2016  -  Deadline April 28, 2016
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THIS PROCUREMENT NOTICE IS A RE-PUBLICATION OF THE NOTICE PUBLISHED ON THE EBRD WEBSITE ON 20 MAY 2015. ALL CONSULTANTS WHO EXPRESSED INTEREST IN 2015 ARE WELCOME TO RE-APPLY.

Assignment Description: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “EBRD” or the “Bank”) and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany (via the KFW implementing this transaction on behalf of the German Ministry of Finance) are seeking to appoint a capital markets consultant to be resident in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, for a period of one year, to provide advice and assistance to the Kyrgyz authorities on development of local capital markets.

This consulting project comes under the auspices of the two Bank-wide initiatives: the Early Transition Countries (ETC) Initiative and the Initiative on Local Currency and Capital Markets Development (LC2). The latter initiative aims to identify and support sequenced reforms and policies that contribute to the wider use of local currency and local capital market development in the EBRD’s countries of operations. As part of this initiative, the Bank supports development of a favourable environment for capital market related activities by producing focused studies with various capital market topics, improving market infrastructure, and designing capacity building programs via technical cooperation projects.

The Kyrgyz capital markets are very early stage, with all segments and participants requiring further development: government (as issuer), banks, corporates, institutional investors, market intermediaries and regulators. In 2013 the EBRD helped stimulate issuance of local corporate bonds in the Kyrgyz Republic by providing both technical assistance and anchor investor funding to an issuer. Both the EBRD and the KfW are prepared to provide further substantial assistance for the development of local capital markets in the Kyrgyz Republic.

The main objectives of the assignment shall be to increase overall levels of financial intermediation in the Kyrgyz economy by assisting the Kyrgyz Ministry of Finance, State Service for Regulation and Supervision of Financial Markets and the Social Fund of the Kyrgyz Republic (SF). The consultant will be expected to provide continuous assistance to the Kyrgyz authorities and the related institutions from an initial capacity assessment to advice in various areas such as government debt issuance and management, including increase in efficiency of issuance, liability management, developing new instruments; capital market development strategy and development of well-functioning money market; improvement of securities legislation / regulation to protect investors while making issuance less restrictive; and improvement of asset management capacity. The project includes funding for legal expertise to review capital market laws and regulations; the Consultant would oversee this work.

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 and duration.


Assignment Duration: One year.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: To be agreed with the selected consultant.

The consultant must determine whether any VAT would be chargeable on the services and the basis for that determination, without taking into consideration the 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 expected that the Assignment will be funded through the Technical Cooperation Funds provided by KFW and EBRD Special Shareholder Fund. The EBRD will be the contracting party for the Assignment.

Consultant Profile: The consultant should be an individual or an individual expert proposed by a firm, who can demonstrate relevant experience in capital markets development and in a broad range of developed and emerging markets. The consultant should demonstrate the following:

Knowledge, Skills, Experience & Qualifications

• Strong and substantive knowledge of capital market development with specific knowledge of money markets, government debt markets, corporate bond markets and pension fund management and regulation.

• Experience in drafting a capital markets development strategy and/or advising to governments on capital market development

• Ability to oversee the review of the legal and regulatory environment of financial markets

• Experience in government debt issuance and money markets

• Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

• Business proficiency in Russian

• Ability to work independently and gain the confidence of senior counterparts

• Working experience with developing economies (preferably in Eastern Europe or the former Soviet Union)

Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of candidates seeking to be selected for this assignment, the information submitted should include the following:
1. Cover letter (maximum 2 pages) summarising how he/she satisfies the requirements as defined above under Consultant Profile;
2. CV which should be detailed and include full descriptions of roles responsibilities carried out;
3. Completed Consultant Declaration Form and Contact Sheet, the template for which is available from the following web-link: http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet.doc


Responses to the notification are to be submitted in English, through eselection no later than the closing date.

EBRD's Contact Person:
Larissa Gosling
Technical Cooperation
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Tel: + 44 20 7338 6338
E-mail: goslingl@ebrd.com

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

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

4. The evaluation criteria are as follows:

a) Expert’s previous professional experience in areas related to local capital markets development, with specific knowledge of money markets, government debt markets, corporate bond markets, pension funds, and the legal and regulatory environment pertaining to all these: 60%

b) Expert’s previous professional experience in consulting or advising on capital market development for governments:15%

c) Expert’s previous relevant professional experience in Eastern Europe or the former Soviet Union:15%

d) Strong communications skills in speaking and writing in both English and Russian: 10%
 

Osh District Heating Project - Feasibility Study

 | Published November 5, 2015  -  Deadline November 26, 2015
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Project Description: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development ("EBRD" or the "Bank") has been developing a number of municipal infrastructure projects in the number of Cities of the Kyrgyz Republic, covering water supply and wastewater, solid waste and public transport. The City of Osh (the "City") has proven a reliable partner and honoured all project obligations to date. Based upon requests from relevant authorities, a district heating ("DH") project in Osh has now been added to the range of projects. The Osh Municipal Enterprise "Teplosnabzhenie" (the "Company") is district heating service provider wholly owned by the City, has approached the Bank with a request to assess the possibility of investment to improve service levels, optimise operating costs and reduce CO2 emission of the DH services of the Company (the "Project"). The Project would comprise replacement of existing boilers, replacement of DH network pipes, and installation of Individual Heating Substations ("IHS") and heat meters in residential buildings. The investment is expected to result in significant energy efficiency improvements as a result of improved heat generation, reduced losses in the network, and customer controlled heat supply. Assignment Description: The Bank wishes to commission a suitably qualified consultant (the "Consultant") to prepare a comprehensive feasibility study ("FS") to determine a priority investment programme (the "PIP") developed from a long-term investment strategy, and evaluate its benefits, including assessing its environmental and social feasibility. The expected outcome of the assignment is preparation of a FS for the City and the Company, which the Bank can use to appraise the Project and take a decision on the prospective financing. The consultant is expected to perform the following tasks: - Baseline study - Definition of the Project - Long-term investment strategy - Priority investment programme (PIP) - Financial and economic analysis - Potential for carbon trade - Environmental and social assessment For the full description of consultancy services please see the hyper link to the Terms of Reference at the end of this procurement notice. 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 2016 and has an estimated overall duration of 6 months. Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 280,000 (exclusive of VAT). The Consultant must determine whether any VAT would be chargeable on the services and the basis for that determination, without taking into consideration the 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: Austrian Fund for Municipal Infrastructure Eligibility: Consultancy firms shall be entities registered in Austria and all experts proposed by the entity to work on the assignment must be either Austrian nationals or permanent residents of Austria. However, up to a maximum of 25% of the maximum contract amount may be used to finance services of local experts who are nationals of the Kyrgyz Republic or entities registered in the Kyrgyz Republic. Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The consultant will be a firm or a group of firms with preferably a minimum 10 years of previous project experience related to: 1. Developing of feasibility studies for IFIs and a good knowledge of IFI procedures and rules on public procurement and disbursement policies; 2. Projects which demonstrates a deep knowledge of the district heating sector, with international experience of preferably not less than 10 years, specifically institutional and legal framework aspects, environmental and social requirements; local financial management standards, professional standards of technical knowledge internationally as well as in the region. The consultant’s expert team is expected to include key experts as follows: a. Project Manager/Team Leader with a university degree or equivalent qualification with preferably a minimum of 15 years professional experience in the field of district heating, with comprehensive experience of similar assignments in Central Asia or other CIS countries, as well as in institutional and commercial management of district heating companies. 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. b. Financial Specialist(s) with knowledge of the public financing and modelling. c. Engineer(s) / Technical Specialist(s) in district heating, fuel handling and transport and co-generation plants. d. Environmental and Social Specialist(s) with specific expertise in DH projects. These experts must have a good knowledge and understanding of the EBRD environmental requirements, demonstrated experience of previous work with IFIs and with utilities in Central Asia or other CIS countries. e. Institutional Expert with experience of similar assignments. f. Legal Expert with relevant experience in the areas of natural monopolies regulation and knowledge of tariff legislation in Kyrgyz Republic. g. Pool of Additional Experts consisting of local experts with good communication skills and evidenced technical knowledge of the district heating sector planning, design, implementation and operations. The consultant should integrate local professional skills/cooperate with local consulting companies, in order to provide national experience. The Consultant shall engage Russian 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. 5. A copy of the consultant's valid company registration certificate confirming that the firm is registered in Austria. The above information should not exceed 25 pages excluding CVs and the Consultant Declaration Form 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: Elena Kolodiy Technical Co-operation European Bank for Reconstruction and Development One Exchange Square London EC2A 2JN Tel: + 44 20 7338 6765 e-mail: kolodiyo@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. 2. The evaluation criteria are: Criteria Weight Firm demonstrates preferably minimum of 10 years practical experience in developing feasibility studies for IFIs and a good knowledge of IFI procedures and rules on public procurement and disbursement policies 10.0 Firm demonstrates deep knowledge of the district heating sector, with international experience of preferably not less than 10 years, specifically institutional and legal framework aspects, environmental and social requirements; local financial management standards, professional standards of technical knowledge internationally as well as in the region 30.0 Qualifications and competence of the consultant's team of experts to include: project manager, technical specialists, financial analyst, environmental and social experts, legal and local experts. 60.0 3. Terms of Reference are available through the following link: http://www.ebrd.com/documents/technical-cooporation/ptorosh-district-heating.docx

Kyzyl-Kiya Water Sub-project - PIU Support

 | Published October 28, 2015  -  Deadline November 11, 2015
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This Consultant Profile in this notice has been amended.

Kyzyl-Kiya Water Sub-Project - PIU Support Including Engineering, Design and Contracts

Project Description:
The city of Kyzyl-kiya (the "City") approached the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the "EBRD" or the "Bank") with request to finance the rehabilitation of the water supply and selected wastewater improvements in the City (the "Project").

Water supply operations in the Kyrgyz Republic are characterised by severely deteriorated assets for water supply and wastewater collection; very limited wastewater treatment; high operations and maintenance costs due to the deteriorated state of the assets; unreliable water supply and low institutional capacity to manage operationally and financially sustainable water supply services.

The city of Kyzyl-kiya (the "City") is situated in the south of the Kyrgyz Republic and one of the big industrial centres in the region. The population of the City was reported at 47,643 in 2014 with an expected increase in population of 2 per cent per annum. Kyzyl-kiya Water Company (the "Company"), a municipal enterprise wholly-owned by the City, provides water supply services to the whole city.

The Project objectives are to: (i) rehabilitate the water supply system and selected wastewater improvements; (ii) improve billing and collection efficiency; and (iii) improve financial and operational management. The Project will lead to a reduction in operating and maintenance costs for water supply and reduce wastage of water.

Assignment Description:
The Company now intends to retain a consultant (the "Consultant") to establish a PIU to support them in all aspects of the Project's implementation, including preparation of design, technical specifications, tender documentation, assistance with tendering, tender evaluation and contract finalisation, administration and supervision of the contract implementation including the implementation of the environmental and social action plan ("ESAP"), as well as set up of the disbursement system (the "assignment").

The expected outcome of the assignment is the successful procurement of works and goods in accordance with the EBRD's "Procurement Policies and Rules" and the successful and timely completion of the Project.

The Consultant is expected to provide the following services:
(i) overall project management support as required;
(ii) design of the works and preparation technical specifications for goods;
(iii) arrangement of preparation of the prequalification, if any, and tender documents for procurement of works and goods;
(iv) arrangement of the tendering procedure for works and goods, including evaluation of tenders and drafting tender evaluation reports;
(v) administration of contract implementation including, where appropriate, works supervision or assistance with works supervision; and
(vi) arrangement of timely disbursements under the contracts.

The Consultant will provide support in relation to the whole Project and not only to the portion financed by 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 first quarter of 2016 and has an estimated overall duration of 30 months.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 600,000.00 (exclusive of VAT).

The assignment may be extended subject to availability of further funding, the performance of the selected consultant and the specific needs of the Company.

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: Austrian Fund for Municipal Infrastructure

Eligibility: Consultancy firms shall be entities registered in Austria and all experts proposed by the entity to work on the assignment must be either Austrian nationals or permanent residents of Austria. However, up to a maximum of 25% of the maximum contract amount may be used to finance services of local experts who are nationals of the Kyrgyz Republic or consultancy firms of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms with preferably 5 years’ previous project experience related to:

(a) project implementation support, engineering design services and contract supervision, including specific experience in the water and wastewater sector in similar climatic conditions;
(b) application of procurement rules of international financial institutions ("IFIs") (such as EBRD, World Bank, ADB or equivalent) and previous experience in applying FIDIC/World Bank/EBRD supply and installation contractual arrangements.

The Consultant will also demonstrate previous experience in implementing projects
- in accordance with EBRD’s (or equivalent) environmental and social requirements;
- and project-related knowledge of Kyrgyz legislation concerning construction, financial, accounting and disbursement issues.

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

Key Expert No 1: Project Manager with preferably 5 years of previous professional experience in design and project management of municipal water and wastewater sector in countries with conditions similar to Kyrgyzstan.
Key Expert No 2: IFI Procurement, Contracts Specialist with preferably 5 years of previous professional experience in design, project management, supervision of construction and supply and installation of the equipment in similar projects gained in countries with conditions similar to Kyrgyzstan.
The pool of other key experts will consist of international and local water and wastewater engineers; financial and disbursement specialist; environmental and social specialist; international and local municipal water designers; and supervision engineers.

Non-key experts are expected to include an office manager/ translator/ secretary.

It is expected that the Consultant will engage a sufficient number of local engineers to support the international consultants in engineering supervision under multiple construction/works contracts in the participating cities. Russian/Kyrgyz language skills are required to be included within the Consultant's team

Note: The Consultant should be registered with the relevant local authority and authorised to carry out design activities in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of consultants 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

5. A copy of the Consultant's valid company registration certificate confirming that the firm is registered in Austria.

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

The complete expression of interest (including CVs, Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet) should be submitted, in English electronically through e-Selection, to reach the Bank not later than the closing date. The expression of interest should preferably be in one file and the permissible file size is 4MB.

EBRD Contact Person:

Angela Levitsky
Technical Cooperation
Tel: +44 207 338 6363
Email: levitska@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 will be undertaken by the EBRD on behalf of the Company but the contract for the services will be signed between the Company and the 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 project implementation support, engineering design services and contract supervision, including specific experience in the water and wastewater sector in similar climatic conditions – 35%;
(b) Firm’s IFI procurement experience (such as the EBRD, World Bank, ADB or equivalent) and previous experience in applying FIDIC and/or World Bank and/or EBRD Supply and Installation contractual arrangements – 20%;
(c) CV of Key Expert No 1 (Project Manager) – 20%;
(d) CV of Key Expert No 2 and the other key experts – 25%;

 

 

HEALTH & SP 2 - P126278

Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic | Published September 14, 2016  -  Deadline October 5, 2016
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International Expert On Development Of The E-health Architecture Technical Design REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES? INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT SELECTION) Kyrgyz Republic Health and Social Protection SWAp Project ? 2 Grant No. H839-KG Credit No. 5235-KG Assignment Title: «International expert on development ofthe e-Health Architecture technical design» ReferenceNo. (as per Procurement Plan):TA-46 The Kyrgyz Republic has received financing from theWorld Bank, KfW Development Bank, Germany and the Swiss Development Corporation, toward the cost of the Health and SocialProtection Project-II, andintends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. The consulting services ("the Services") includeimplementation of e-governance ( "e-government") in state executive and local self-government agencies of the Kyrgyz Republic for2014-2017 and the National Health Reform Program "Den Sooluk" for 2012-2016, the GovernmentResolution of the Kyrgyz Republic # 134dated March 18, 2016  approved E-Health Programme of the KyrgyzRepublic for 2016-2020 and its implementation plan. In the framework of the e-Health Programme it is planned tocreate a UnifiedHealth Integrated Information System of the Kyrgyz Republic. The purpose of Conception is to contribute to thedevelopment and implementation of the Framework for establishment of the eHealthtechnical architecture in accordance with theProgram and the Implementation Plan of the Kyrgyz Republic eHealth Programme for 2016 -2020 years. The Ministry of Health now invites eligibleIndividual Consultants ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provideinformation demonstratingthat they have the required qualifications and relevant experience toperform theServices. The attention of interested 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 BankBorrowers published in January 2011, revised July 2014 ("Consultant Guidelines"),setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with theIndividual Consultant Selection (IC) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Detailed information on ToRs is available at:www.med.kg; www.zakupki.gov.kg Further information can be obtained at the addressbelow during office hours 09:00-17.00 hours local time. Expressions of interest must be delivered in awritten form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) byOctober 05, 2016. Ministry ofHealth of the Kyrgyz Republic, Procurement Implementation Unit. Attn: Ms.Zinat Beishebaeva, Head of Procurement Implementation Unit Tel.: (0312)662608 Fax: (0312)621901 148,Moskovskaya Street, room No. 36 (new building), third floor Bishkek720040, Kyrgyz Republic E-mail:  z_beishebaeva@mz.med.kg with cc: Ms. NargisKochorbaeva, Procurement Assistant of Procurement Implementation Unit Tel.: (0312)663815 Fax: (0312)621901 E-mail: n_kochorbaeva@mz.med.kg

Rural Water Supply and Sanitation 3 - P154778

Community Development and Investment Agency | Published July 20, 2016  -  Deadline August 8, 2016
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Selection Of Consultant For Review Of Detailed Designs For Water Supply Infrastructure REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES ? FIRMS SELECTION) Selection of Consultant for Reviewof Detailed Designs for Water Supply Infrastructure COUNTRY: The Kyrgyz Republic NAME OF PROJECT: "ECAPDEV ProjectPreparation Grant  ?TF0A1605-K" Third Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project Assignment Title: Review of Detailed Designs forWater SupplyInfrastructure Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan):   RWSSP3-PPG-IC-2016-1 The Kyrgyz Republic has received financing fromthe IDA (International Development Association) toward the cost of the "ECAPDEV Project PreparationGrant  ?TF0A1605-K" Third Rural Water Supplyand Sanitation Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consultant services. The consulting services ("the Services")  include  a review of Detailed Designs for Water Supply Infrastructure. Draft terms of reference for theassignment can be provided uponwritten request sent to indicated email addresses. The Community Development and Investment Agency (ARIS) is the ProjectImplementing Agency, responsible for the preparation, coordination, project management and implementation. The ARIS now invites eligible consultants("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information (CV)demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. TheConsultant shall meet following qualification requirements: Master's degree or higher related to Civil Engineering, Hydraulics, Water supply andsanitation engineering etc At least 10 years of relevant experience in design of watersupply systems;Knowledge of international and local design standards;Experience of similar assignments is critical;Experience of work experience in similar geographical area will be an advantage. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraphs 1.9 and1.11 of the World Bank's Guidelines:Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits and Grants by World Bank Borrowers" datedJanuary2011, revised July 2014 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy onconflict of interest andeligibility. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with  the  Individual selection  (IC) method. Further information can be obtained at the addressbelow during officehours from 9:00 to 18:00 hours,Monday through Friday. CV's with the cover letter must be delivered in a written form to the address below  by  August 8,2016. Community Development and Investment Agency(ARIS) Attn: Mr.Kubanuchbek Ismailov, Executive Director ARIS 102, Bokonbaeva Str. 720040, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic Tel: + 996 (312) 62-07-52, 30-18-05 Fax: +996 (312) 62-47-48 E-mail: zakupki@aris.kg Web site: www.aris.kg

Central Asia Road Links -Kyrgyz Republic - P132270

Ministry of Transport and Communications | Published October 30, 2015  -  Deadline November 20, 2015
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Selection Of Audit Firm For Fys 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 And 2019 REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Selection of Audit Firm for FYs 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 COUNTRY:                          The Kyrgyz Republic NAME OF PROJECT:        First Phase of the CentralAsia Road Links Program (CARs-1) ASSIGNMENTTITLE:      Audit of theFirst Phase of the Central Asia Road Links Program (CARs-1) for FYs 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 The Kyrgyz Republic has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the First Phase of the Central Asia Road Links Program (CARs-1) and intends to apply part ofthe proceeds for consultant services. The consulting services ("theServices") include the following assignment:  Audit of the First Phase of the Central Asia Road Links Program (CARs-1) for FYs 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and2019. The Investment Projects ImplementationGroup of the Ministry of Transport and Communications of the KyrgyzRepublic (IPIG MOTC) nowinvites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultantsshould provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform theServices. The shortlisting criteria are: a.        General experience of the company specific to thisassignment (not less than 7 years); b.       Number of contracts related to the assignmentandcompleted during the last five years (3 contracts required); c.        General experience and qualifications of the keypersonnel d.       Should be in the list of World Bank ? ECA ? List ofEligible Audit Firms. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the WorldBank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants underIBRD Loans and IDA Credits and Grants by World Bank Borrowers" dated January 2011 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the WorldBank's policy onconflict of interest. Consultants may submit their REOI as an individualfirm or in association in the form of a joint venture or subconsultancy.  All themembers of the joint venture shall be jointly and severally liable for the entire assignment. However, the experience of sub-consultant will not be considered while short-listing. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Least-Cost Selection (LCS) method setout in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours from9:00 to 18:00 hours, Monday through Friday. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below by 17:00 on November 20,2015. Investment Projects Implementation Group (IPIG) Attn: Mr. Kubanychbek Mamaev, IPIGDirector Room 608, 6/F, MOTC, 42 IsanovStreet, Bishkek City 720017, KyrgyzRepublic Tel: +996 312 900 970, +996 312 900893 Fax: +996 312 314378 E-mail: bishkekoshroad@infotel.kg, bishkekoshroad@gmail.com

Osh Water Phase II Corporate Development Programmes

 | Published July 28, 2015  -  Deadline August 24, 2015
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Executing Agency (Client): Osh Water Company (Oshgorvodokanal) Client’s contact person: Name: Talant Baikishiev, Title: Deputy Director Osh Water Company EBRD Bishkek Resident Office 21, Erkindik Blvd, Business centre Orion, 4 floor Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic 720040 Tel.: +996 312 624013 Fax: +996 312 666284 Email: talant_osh@mail.ru The EBRD Contact Person: Marina Matushina Advisor, Technical Cooperation European Bank for Reconstruction and Development One Exchange Square London EC2A 2JN Tel: + 44 20 7338 6577 Fax: +44 20 7338 7451 E-mail: MatushiM@ebrd.com Project Description: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (“EBRD” or the “Bank”) is working with the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, the City of Osh (the “City”) and the Osh Water Company (the “Company” or the “Client”) to continue the investments to improve the municipal water supply service (the “Project”). In 2011 the Bank signed a loan agreement with the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic for loan funding to be on-lent to the Osh City for the benefit of the Company for the implementation of the Project Water and Wastewater Rehabilitation in the City of Osh - Phase I (“Phase 1”). Phase I was co-financed by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (“SECO”) and aimed at the rehabilitation of existing water supply infrastructure, installation of water meters, extension of sewerage system and Waste Water Treatment Plant’s rehabilitation, to improve water supply services in the City . The City and the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic have now asked the Bank to prepare an investment project (Osh Water II) covering additional priority investments that are not covered under the Phase I including supplementary renovation of the Company’s wastewater treatment plant, supply and installation of household water meters in two areas of Osh city (HBK and Jugovostok) and refurbishment of remaining old pumping stations not covered by the Phase I. Assignment Description: The Client now intends to engage a consulting company (the “Consultant£) to assist the Client to further improve its institutional development in line with the proposed Osh Water II investments, building on the improvements achieved during the Phase I. The Consultant is expected to provide the following services, divided in three components: Part I: Continued Corporate Development Programme for Osh Water Company The Consultant shall assist the Company to further improve its commercial standing, service and environmental and social (E&S) performance by supporting the ongoing identification and implementation of the necessary corporate, financial, operational and E&S management system improvements required to meet the related covenants included in the EBRD finance documents for Osh Water II. This task should build on the progress made in Phase I and ensure that the Company is equipped to deal effectively with the additional loan financing as well as implementation of the Environmental and Social Action Plan (ESAP) developed for the Company. Part II: Stakeholder Participation Programme The second objective is to implement the Stakeholders Participation Programme (“SPP”), aimed at enhancing public ownership by encouraging water conservation, installation of water meters, increasing public participation in the provision of water services (service quality, rehabilitation activities, tariffs integrating poverty and social issues) and raising public awareness on issues related to the project implementation and water use. Furthermore, the SPP will integrate poverty and social issues into the proposed tariff reforms and thereby assist the Company to improve its corporate governance. The counterparts of Osh Water II are the Company with close consultation with the City. Part III: Continued City Support Programme for the City of Osh including development of Social Support Programme The Consultant shall assist the City to implement the Project Support Agreement, including support in updating and implementation the new tariff methodology and Public Service Agreement as developed Phase I. The Consultant shall support the City in development of Social Support Programme. 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 4Q 2015 and has an estimated overall duration of 36 months. Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 350,000 (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 (ETC Fund co-financing window). 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 the following knowledge and experience: a) project experience in corporate development programmes, including specific experience in the water and wastewater sector; (b) experience in implementation of financial and operational performance improvement programme(s) (“FOPIP”); (c) experience in drafting, procuring and implementation public service contract. 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 the assignment will be led by an appropriately qualified Project Manager/Team Leader accompanied by both key and supporting experts. The Consultant’s expert team is expected to include key experts as follows: a) Key Expert No 1 Project Manager/Team Leader/ Water Management Operations Expert with preferably 5 years of experience in project management of similar assignments in municipal water and wastewater sector in countries with conditions similar to Kyrgyzstan .(including without limitations in the EBRD’s countries of operations). b) Key Expert No 2 Water Management Institutional and Regulatory Expert with preferably 5 years of experience in similar projects. c) Key Experts No 3 (Pool of Additional Experts) consisting of Water Supply Experts, Finance Expert; Environmental and Social Specialist; Water Management Regulation and Enforcement Expert (Collections); Legal Expert; Stakeholder Participation Programme and Communication Expert; Local Experts with preferably 5 years experience in municipal water and wastewater sector and with experience relevant to their areas of activities and their corresponding tasks in this assignment. Non-key experts are expected to include Office Manager, Translator, Secretary. All international experts should be fluent in English. All local experts should be fluent in Russian. Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants 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 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 provide completed Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet may result in disqualification of the applicant from the selection process. The expression of interest shall not exceed 25 pages (excluding CVs Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet). The complete expression of interest in English and Russian (including CVs, Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet) should be submitted to the Client’s contact person indicated above: (i) in PDF format via email, and (ii) in hard copy original via mail, to reach the Client not later than the closing date for submissions indicated above. In addition a copy of the expression of interest shall be sent to the Bank’s contact person’s e-mail indicated above 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. The shortlist criteria are as follows: (a) Firm’s previous project experience in corporate development programmes, including specific experience in the water and wastewater sector – 30% (b) Firm’s experience in implementation of financial and operational performance Improvement programme(s) (“FOPIP”) - 10%; (c) Firm’s experience in drafting, procuring and implementation of public service contracts – 15% (d) CV of Key Expert No 1 – 20%; (e) CV of Key Experts No 2 and 3 - Other technical and financial experts– 20%; (f) Fluency in Russian for local experts – 5%.

Development of local capital markets: capacity building in the Kyrgyz Republic

 | Published May 20, 2015  -  Deadline June 10, 2015
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Assignment Description: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “EBRD” or the “Bank”) and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany (via the KFW implementing this transaction on behalf of the German Ministry of Finance) are seeking to appoint a capital markets consultant to be resident in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, for a period of one year, to provide advice and assistance to the Kyrgyz authorities, including the government and central bank, on development of local capital markets. This consulting project comes under the auspices of the two Bank-wide initiatives: the Early Transition Countries (ETC) Initiative and the Initiative on Local Currency and Capital Markets Development (LC2). The latter initiative aims to identify and support sequenced reforms and policies that contribute to the wider use of local currency and local capital market development in the EBRD’s countries of operations. As part of this initiative, the Bank supports development of a favourable environment for capital market related activities by producing focused studies with various capital market topics, improving market infrastructure, and designing capacity building programs via technical cooperation projects. The Kyrgyz capital markets are very early stage, with all segments and participants requiring further development: government (as issuer), banks, corporates, institutional investors, market intermediaries and regulators. In 2013 the EBRD helped stimulate issuance of local corporate bonds in the Kyrgyz Republic by providing both technical assistance and anchor investor funding to an issuer. Both the EBRD and the KfW are prepared to provide further substantial assistance for the development of local capital markets in the Kyrgyz Republic. The main objectives of the assignment shall be to increase overall levels of financial intermediation in the Kyrgyz economy by assisting the Kyrgyz Ministry of Finance, the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic (NBKR), State Service for Regulation and Supervision of Financial Markets and the Social Fund of the Kyrgyz Republic (SF). The consultant will be expected to provide continuous assistance to the Kyrgyz authorities and the related institutions from an initial capacity assessment to advice in various areas such as government debt issuance and management, including increase in efficiency of issuance, liability management, developing new instruments; capital market development strategy and development of well-functioning money market; improvement of securities legislation / regulation to protect investors while making issuance less restrictive; and improvement of asset management capacity. 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 and duration. Assignment Duration: One year. Cost Estimate for the Assignment: To be agreed with the selected consultant. The consultant must determine whether any VAT would be chargeable on the services and the basis for that determination, without taking into consideration the 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 purhcased 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 through the Technical Cooperation Funds provided by KFW and EBRD Special Shareholder Fund. The EBRD will be the contracting party for the Assignment. Eligibility: Consultant Profile: The consultant should be an individual or an individual expert proposed by a firm, who can demonstrate relevant experience in capital markets development and in a broad range of developed and emerging markets. The consultant should demonstrate the following: Skills • General knowledge of capital markets with specific knowledge of money markets, government bond markets, corporate bond markets, and fixed income asset management • Experience in drafting a capital markets development strategy • Experience in developing money markets • Experience in government debt issuance and management • Experience in fixed income asset management • Strong communications skills in speaking and writing • Ability to work independently and the ability to gain the confidence of counterparts Experience • Approximately ten to fifteen years of work in the fixed income markets • Work in developing economies (preferably in Eastern Europe or the former Soviet Union) is desirable • Prior work consulting in capital market development is desirable Additional • Knowledge of Russian Language is desirable Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of candidates seeking to be selected for this assignment, the information submitted should include the following: 1. Cover letter (maximum 2 pages) summarising how he/she satisfies the requirements as defined above under Consultant Profile; 2. CV which should be detailed and include full descriptions of roles responsibilities carried out; 3. Completed Consultant Declaration Form and Contact Sheet, the template for which is available from the following web-link: http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet.doc Responses to the notification are to be submitted in English, through eselection no later than the closing date. EBRD's Contact Person: Larissa Gosling Technical Cooperation European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Tel: + 44 20 7338 6338 E-mail: goslingl@ebrd.com 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. Consulting firms (proposing individuals) and individuals may apply. Consulting firms nominating an individual expert shall submit a complete individual application for each expert via eSelection. Single applications for a number of experts containing various CVs may result in rejection of such application and all concerned experts. 3. Depending on the quality of applications received the EBRD may invite the highest-ranked (up to 6) candidates for interviews. The interview is expected to take approximately 1 hour and candidates would have to bear all related costs for attending the interview themselves. 4. The evaluation criteria are as follows: (a) Expert’s previous professional experience in areas related to local capital markets, with specific knowledge of money markets, government bond markets, corporate bond markets, and fixed income asset management: 50% (b) Expert’s professional previous experience in consulting capital market development for governments: 30% (c) Expert’s professional previous experience in former Soviet Union:10% (d) Strong communications skills in speaking and writing in English and Russian: 10%