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EBRD - Selection of Design Consultant

Republican State Enterprise "Kazvodkhoz", Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan | Published May 23, 2017  -  Deadline June 20, 2017
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EBRD - Selection of Design Consultant

Kyzylorda Electricity Distribution Project - Consultant for the Corporate Development Program

 | Published July 3, 2015  -  Deadline July 31, 2015
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Executing Agency (Client): JSC Kyzylorda Regional Electricity Company Sultan Beybarys str, Kyzylorda Kazakhstan The Client Contact Person: Nurlybek Tulegenov, Chairman of the Management Board JSC Kyzylorda Regional Electricity Company Tel: +7 /724-2/ 90 22 05 email: tulegenov_n@krek.kz The EBRD Contact Person: Yvonne Wilkinson European Bank for Reconstruction and Development One Exchange Square London EC2A 2JN Tel: + 44 20 7338 7123 Fax: +44 20 7338 7451 E-mail: WilkinsY@ebrd.com Project Description: The Joint Stock Company Kyzylorda Regional Electricity Company ("KREC” or the “Client”) has requested the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “EBRD” or the “Bank”) to provide technical assistance to implement the Kyzylorda Electricity Distribution Project. The EBRD is providing finance to rehabilitate and modernise the low and medium voltage distribution networks in the Kyzylorda Oblast (the “Project”), including the installation of modern electricity meters and automatic control systems, strengthening the capacity and efficiency of transformers, and distribution lines aimed at reducing distribution network losses and increase in energy efficiency. The expected technical and commercial losses reduction will have significant reduction of related carbon emissions as the power generation sector of Kazakhstan is of high carbon intensity. The Project consists of the following components: • Rehabilitation of the 0.4-110 kV low and medium voltage network, including lines and substations, which were originally constructed about forty years ago. Consequently it is a high priority to improve the quality and reliability of electricity supply to the end consumers. • Installation of new Critical Infrastructure Protection (“CIP”) intended to adequately protect and secure electrical substations. • Installation of new network meters and automated system of electricity accounting and control system (“ASKUE”) as well as a number of new “smart meters” for consumers, and related hardware and software systems. International experience shows that rehabilitating distribution networks and improving metering arrangements is one of the fastest and most cost-effective methods of reducing losses and improving collection rates. These measures in turn stimulate energy efficiency levels. Further improvement in bill collection (presently at around 80%) will also be permitted due to firm implementation of payment discipline and remote disconnection features. Assignment Description: The Bank’s investments will be procured in accordance with EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules for Public Sector Projects. The Company and the Kyzylorda Oblast Akimat require a firm or group of firms (the “Consultant”) to assist the Company to improve the Company’s commercial standing, service and environmental and social performance (the “Assignment”). The Consultant will identify and implement the necessary corporate, financial and operational improvements required to meet the related covenants included in the EBRD finance documents. This will be achieved via the following major institutional development actions: • Development and implementation of a Financial and Operational Performance Improvement Programme (“FOPIP”) in close co-operation with the Company. The FOPIP will focus on ensuring that the Company meets the covenants set forth in the financing documentation with EBRD. It is expected that the FOPIP will include both corporate development actions and financial and operational improvements: o Control over assets and service agreement; o Organisation related to the current corporate status, management structure, internal and external reporting lines, decision making bodies, and staff employed; o Management Information Systems; o Financial Performance Improvements; o Accounting, Budgeting and Cash Management; o Revenue Collection Procedures; o Operational Efficiency; o Environmental and social issues management; and o Public and customer relations. • In close co-operation with the Company, development and adoption of a medium-term Corporate Development Plan for the Company and to improve its corporate planning capacity to assist its ongoing transition towards a self-sustaining entity and commercial operations, as well as implementing the Environmental and Social Action Plan developed for the Company. The Consultant will assist the Company to develop procedures and systems to build a corporate planning process into the existing budget and business planning processes. The Consultant will also identify other areas of management, finance and operations that should be considered in future corporate development plans, depending upon the progress made by the Company. • In close co-operation with the Company, development and introduction of a Management Information System. • Develop a methodology, standards and monitoring systems for annual publication of energy use and key energy efficiency indicators on the Company web site. The Consultant will co-operate closely with the Company and with the Kyzylorda Oblast Akimat to implement the covenants stipulated under the signed Project Support Agreement. The expected outcome of the Assignment is that the Company effectively implements the set of recommendations and/or targets or standards agreed in the FOPIP, corporate development plan and PSA and meets the related covenants included in the EBRD finance documents. 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 November 2015 and has an estimated overall duration of 36 months. Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 300,000.00 (exclusive of VAT). Subject to availability of funding, the 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: It is anticipated that the contract will be funded by the EBRD Shareholder Special Fund. Selection and contracting is subject to the availability of funding Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions. Consultant Profile: The Consultant should have preferably 10 years of practical experience in developing similar assignments and a good knowledge of International Financial Institutions’ procedures and rules. In addition, the Consultant should have deep knowledge of electricity distribution sector with international experience of not less than 10 years. The Consultant must set out clear communication lines with the beneficiaries, so that they are able to draw on the support of the Consultant as required. It is envisaged that this will be best supplied through a combination of long-term and short-term expertise. The Consultant Team would likely comprise the following expertise and some individuals may fulfil more than one role: Team Leader / Electricity Network Operations Expert with preferably: 10 years relevant professional experience working on similar assignments in the electricity distribution sector in Central Asia and/or other EBRD countries of operation; proven experience of leading a team of experts; and excellent knowledge of English and Russian language for coordination and report writing purposes Electricity Institutional and Regulatory Expert with preferably: 10 years relevant professional experience in the electricity distribution sector; and knowledge of Russian and English languages; Financial/Accounting Expert with preferably: 10 years of relevant professional experience; with knowledge of the public financing, IFRS and modelling; and knowledge of Russian and English languages; IT/MIS Expert with preferably: 10 years of relevant professional experience; and knowledge of Russian and English languages; Environmental and HSE Management Systems Expert with preferably: 10 years of relevant professional experience, including experience in ESIAs and E&S due diligence, health& safety, gender and inclusion expertise in electricity distribution; and knowledge of Russian and English languages; Local Legal Expert with relevant experience in the areas of natural monopolies regulation and knowledge of Kazakhstan tariff legislation; Local Experts with good communication skills and evidenced technical knowledge of electricity distribution. Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants seeking to be shortlisted, the information submitted should include the following: (a) brief overview of the firm/group of firms including company profile, organisation and staffing; (b) details of similar experience of firm or group of firms and related assignments, 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, assignment budget, percentage carried out by consultant in case of association of firms or subcontracting, main activities, objectives; (c) CVs of key experts who could carry out the Assignment detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments, particularly assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, main activities, objectives. (d) Completed Consultant Declaration Form and Contact Sheet, the template for which is available from the following web-link: http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet.doc. The 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. The expression of interest will be submitted as one file attachment (pdf) not exceeding 4MB. Consultant’s Declaration Sheet may be submitted as a separate file. Marketing materials and brochures are not required and will be disregarded. The Client reserves the right to reject applications of firms submitting more than one file. One additional copy shall reach the Bank’s contact person 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 (including international) in developing similar assignments, including specific experience in electricity distribution sector – 30% (b) Firm’s experience in procedures and rules of International Financial Institutions (or similar) preferably in the region 20% (c) CV of Team Leader with preferably 10 years’ experience in electricity distribution similar assignments in Central Asia and/or other EBRD’s countries of operation – 30% (d) CVs of other experts – 20%.

Ref.2018-0026_National Consultant on Judicial sector

home-based - KAZAKHSTAN | Published July 10, 2018  -  Deadline July 19, 2018
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The United Nations Development Programme in the Republic of Kazakhstan (UNDP) is announcing a vacancy for the position of a National Consultant on Judicial sector. Place of work: home-based. For detailed information on the position, please refer to the attached Procurement Notice and Terms of Reference. All the applications (max. 10 MB) including: a) Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP;b) Personal CV and/or UNDP P11, indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references;c) Brief description of why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment; d) Financial Proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided;shall be sent to procurement.kz@undp.org, indicating Ref.2018-0026 in the message Subject not later than 19 July 2018.

Kyzylorda Electricity Distribution Project - Consultant for the Project Implementation Unit

 | Published January 9, 2017  -  Deadline February 1, 2017
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Procurement Notice Amended on 11 January 2017 as follows:

Consultants to note that Expressions of Interest for this assignment should be submitted in English and Russian. 

Kyzylorda Electricity Distribution Project - PIU Support

Executing Agency (Client):
JSC Kyzylorda Regional Electricity Company
Sultan Beybarys str,
Kyzylorda

The Client Contact Person:
Ainur Zhanaliyeva
Deputy chairman of the Board on economy and accounting policies
JSC Kyzylorda Regional Electricity Company
Tel: +7 /724-2/ 90 22 04
email: zhanalieva_a@krek.kz

The EBRD Contact Person:
Yvonne Wilkinson
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: + 44 20 7338 7123
E-mail: WilkinsY@ebrd.com

Project Description:The Joint Stock Company Kyzylorda Regional Electricity Company ("KREC” or “the Client”) has requested the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the EBRD or the Bank) to provide technical assistance to implement the Kyzylorda Electricity Distribution Project.

The EBRD is providing finance to rehabilitate and modernise the low and medium voltage distribution networks in the Oblast (the Project), including the installation of modern electricity meters and automatic control systems, strengthening the capacity and efficiency of transformers, and distribution lines aimed at reducing distribution network losses and increase in energy efficiency.  The expected technical and commercial losses reduction will have significant reduction of related carbon emissions as the power generation sector of Kazakhstan is of high carbon intensity.The Project to be financed by the Bank consists of the following components:

•           Rehabilitation of the 0.4-110 kV low and medium voltage network, including lines and substations, which were originally constructed about forty years ago. Consequently it is a high priority to improve the quality and reliability of electricity supply to the end consumers.

•           Supply and Installation of an automated system for protection of distribution network and substations.

•          Installation of new network meters and SCADA as well as a number of new    consumers “smart meters” and related hardware and software systems. International experience shows that rehabilitating distribution networks and improving metering arrangements is one of the fastest and most cost-effective methods of reducing losses and improving collection rates.  These measures in turn stimulate energy efficiency levels. Further improvement in bill collection (presently at around 80%) will also be permitted due to firm implementation of payment discipline and remote disconnection features.

Assignment Description: The Client now intends to create a Project Implementation Unit (PIU) and engage a consulting firm (the Consultant) to provide organisational and technical assistance to the Client to ensure the successful completion of the Project in accordance with the Project Implementation Plan (PIP) and with all EBRD requirements stipulated in the Loan Agreement (the Assignment).

The selected Consultant is expected to provide the following services:

1. Project Preparation Phase

  • Assist the Client with preparing, reviewing and updating the Project Implementation Plan (PIP) as required during the Project implementation.
  • Prepare a Project schedule identifying all relevant milestones and their respective timeframes for all parties to adhere to.
  • Provide guidance and recommendations for quality assurance in respect of the operations of the PIU and to the work to be undertaken by the contractors.
  • 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 contract finalisation.

2. Project Implementation Phase

  • Assistance with Project implementation, including supervision, monitoring of progress of the supply and installation contracts under the project.
  • Support to the Client with regard 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.
  • Assistance in preparation of disbursement requests and management of Project Accounts as required by the Client.
  • Providing on-the-job training to ensure knowledge transfer to the Client on all aspects of oversight and management of project implementation.
  • 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 Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in Q 2 2017 and has an estimated overall duration of approximately 36 months.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 500,000 (exclusive of VAT). 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: It is anticipated that the contract will be financed by the EBRD's donor funded Technical Cooperation Funds Programme, however consultant selection and contracting will be subject to availability of funding from an appropriate donor.

Eligibility: 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 power distribution projects of similar nature i.e. rehabilitation of low and medium voltage network including installation of network meters and SCADA.

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

a. Team Leader (Engineer) preferably with 10 years’ experience in construction or rehabilitation of medium and low voltage distribution systems including substation and lines. The TL should have proven experience of leading a team of experts and implementing similar projects. The TL will have excellent knowledge of English and Russian language for coordination and report writing purposes.

b. Power Distribution Expert preferably with 10 years of experience in planning, design and construction of Medium Voltage Lines and substations. 

c. Electricity Meters Expert preferably with 10 years of experience in the development of specifications and installation of modern electronic and “smart meters” for low voltage customers.  

d. Procurement Expert preferably with 10 years of procurement experience in power projects including transmission and distribution lines improvement projects as well as good knowledge of procedures and rules of procurement of international financial institutions, such as the EBRD, World Bank or other IFIs, knowledge of FIDIC and preferably EBRD Supply and Installation contractual arrangements.

Non-key experts are expected to include:

Short Term Experts preferably with 10 years’ experience in the following areas of work:

  • Construction and rehabilitation of substations and distribution lines;
  • Factory acceptance tests and commissioning for similar assets;
  • Protection and control measures;
  • Civil Works in the field of substation and tower foundations construction;
  • Environmental and social measures

Local Experts (as required) with preferably 5 years’ proven experience in:

  • OHL engineering and Substation Engineering;
  • Factory acceptance tests and commissioning for similar assets;
  • Protection and Control Measures;
  • Civil Works in the field of substation and tower foundations construction;
  • Environmental and social measures.

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 and Russian via email (pdf) to the Client’s contact person, to reach the Client not later than the closing date.

The expression of interest in each language will be submitted as one electronic file attachment (pdf) in not exceeding 4MB. Consultant’s Declaration Sheet may be submitted as a separate file. Marketing materials and brochures are not required and will be disregarded. The Client reserves the right to reject applications of firms submitting more than one file.

An electronic copy of the full EOI should be submitted to the Bank’s contact person 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:

  1. Firm’s previous project experience in administration, management, procurement, design and supervision of projects of a comparable nature, scale and complexity (50%)
  2. CV of Key Expert Team Leader (20%)
  3. CV of Key Expert Power Distribution Expert (10%)
  4. CV of Key Expert Electricity Meters Expert (10%)
  5. CV of Key Expert Procurement Expert (10%)

International Consultant for terminal project evaluation

UNDP Country Office - KAZAKHSTAN | Published March 17, 2017  -  Deadline March 30, 2017
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The United Nations Development Programme in the Republic of Kazakhstan (UNDP) is announcing a vacancy for the position of “International Consultant for terminal project evaluation” in the frames of UNDP-GEF “City of Almaty Sustainable Transport” (CAST) Project.For detailed information on the position, please refer to the attached Terms of Reference.Duty station: home-based, with a trip to Kazakhstan;The application package containing the following (to be uploaded as one file):Signed UNDP P11 form (the template attached) or detailed CV (up to 10 pages); Offeror’s letter to UNDP confirming interest and availability for the individual contractor (IC) assignment, including breakdown of costs in USD (the template attached; please kindly use template A & B for preparation of financial proposal).Interested candidates are requested to submit their application using the following link: https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=71156 as per the instruction in the notice and using templates provided.The following documents needed to be sent to nessibeli.abdirova@undp.org not later than 30 March 2017:Cover letter to UNDP with description of similar consultancy assignments and other relevant information related to proposed methodology of work;Two recommendation letters from similar projects within last 3 years

International Consultant for Project Terminal Evaluation

Home-based with 1 mission to Kazakhstan - KAZAKHSTAN | Published June 28, 2017  -  Deadline July 11, 2017
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​Overview:The United Nations Development Programme in the Republic of Kazakhstan (UNDP) is announcing a vacancy for the position of an International Consultant for Project Terminal Evaluation.Place of work: home-based with a trip to Kazakhstan (Astana and Almaty).For detailed information on the position, please refer to the attached procurement Notice and Terms of Reference.All the applications (max.10 MB) including: Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP;CV and a Personal History Form (P11 form);Brief description of approach to work/technical proposal of why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment, and a proposed methodology on how they will approach and complete the assignment; (max 1 page)Financial Proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price and all other travel related costs (such as flight ticket, per diem, etc), supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template attached to the Letter of Confirmation of Interest template;3 recommendations from previous customersshall be sent to procurement.kz@undp.org, indicating Ref.2017-0041 in the Subject line not later than 11 July, 2017.

Ref.2017-0037_Project Inception Phase International Consultant

Home-based with one mission to Astana, Kazakhstan - KAZAKHSTAN | Published June 13, 2017  -  Deadline June 25, 2017
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Overview :The United Nations Development Programme in the Republic of Kazakhstan (UNDP) is announcing a vacancy for the position of INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANT FOR PROJECT INCEPTION PHASE.For detailed information on the position, the scope of work and the evaluation criteria please refer to the attached Terms of Reference and IC Procurement Notice.Duty station: home-based with one trip to Astana (4 days);Excellent English writing and communication skills. Proficiency in Russian is a significant advantage.All applications (max.10 MB) including:Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP;Personal CV or P11, indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references;Financial Proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided. If an Offeror is employed by an organization/company/institution, and he/she expects his/her employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing him/her to UNDP under Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA), the Offeror must indicate at this point, and ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated in the financial proposal submitted to UNDP. Interested candidates are requested to submit their application by email to: procurement.kz@undp.org with the indication of Ref.2017-0037 in the subject line not later than June 25, 2017

International Consultant to conduct PFD Mid-Term Review

Home-based with travel to Astana and Almaty - KAZAKHSTAN | Published March 13, 2018  -  Deadline March 30, 2018
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United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Kazakhstan is announcing a vacancy for the position of International Individual Consultant to conduct the Mid-Term Review of the Partnership Framework for Development, Kazakhstan 2016-2020 (PFD).For detailed information on the position, please refer to the attached Terms of Reference and Procurement Notice.Duty station: home basedwith travel to Astana and Almaty, Kazakhstan.All the applications including:Completed and signed letter from the applicant to UNDP, confirming interest and willingness to assign an individual contractor (UNDP form);Curriculum vitae and/or completed P11 form (UNDP form), including all previous experience and skills relevant for the assignment, as well as all the necessary contact information (e-mail address, telephone number, etc.);The financial proposal in the national currency should include all the costs of the contract, indicating the detailed breakdown of costs according to the attached form;Brief description of why individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment and Methodology.should be sent to the following email address: procurement.kz@undp.org indicating Ref.№ 2018-0009 in the subject line not later than 30 March 2018.In case of questions on the specification and / or submission of documents, please contact in writing to the following email address: dina.khassenova@one.un.org

Ref.2018-0019_International Consultant for Country Programme Document Outcome Evaluation

home-based with 1 mission to Kazakhstan - KAZAKHSTAN | Published June 21, 2018  -  Deadline July 8, 2018
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The United Nations Development Programme in the Republic of Kazakhstan (UNDP) is announcing a vacancy for the position of International Consultant for Country Programme Document Outcome Evaluation: “The government of Kazakhstan, together with partners, assists neighboring countries in achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and leads the regional cooperation by promoting United Nations principles, standards and Conventions”.For detailed information on the position, please refer to the attached Procurement Notice and Terms of Reference.Place of work: home-based, with 1 trip to Kazakhstan.All the applications (max. 10 MB) including: Signed UNDP P11 form or detailed CV;Letters of recommendation (if any);A list of provided services in the field of the evaluation, monitoring and social studies in public policy, development studies, sociology or a related social science for the last three years;Membership in the research organizations is an asset;Proposed methodology of final Evaluation;Financial Proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided;should be sent to procurement.kz@undp.org, indicating Ref.2018-0019 in the email subject not later than July 8th 2018.Proposals submitted after the deadline will automatically be disqualified.

Ref.2018-0020_International Consultant for Country Programme Document Outcome Evaluation

home-based, with 1 trip to Kazakhstan - KAZAKHSTAN | Published June 22, 2018  -  Deadline July 9, 2018
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The United Nations Development Programme in the Republic of Kazakhstan (UNDP) is announcing a vacancy for the position of International Consultant for Country Programme Document Outcome Evaluation: “Diversification of the economy provides decent work opportunities for the underemployed, youth, and socially vulnerable women and men”.For detailed information on the position, please refer to the attached Procurement Notice and Terms of Reference.Place of work: home-based, with 1 trip to Kazakhstan.All the applications (max. 10 MB) including: Signed UNDP P11 form or detailed CV;Letters of recommendation (if any);A list of provided services in the field of the evaluation, monitoring and social studies in public policy, development studies, sociology or a related social science for the last three years;Membership in the research organizations is an asset;Proposed methodology of final Evaluation;Financial Proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided;should be sent to procurement.kz@undp.org, indicating Ref.2018-0020 in the email subject not later than July 9th 2018.Proposals submitted after the deadline will automatically be disqualified.

Project Monitoring Consultant for Water and Wastewater and District Heating Framework (47735)

 | Published October 8, 2015  -  Deadline October 29, 2015
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Project Monitoring Consultant for Water and Wastewater and District Heating Framework - Water and Wastewater Sector Engineer

Project Description: The Government of Kazakhstan ("GoK") signed the Enhanced Partnership Framework Arrangement ("EPFA") with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the "EBRD" or the "Bank") to provide grant co-financing for projects where the Bank will provide loans with the aim to: (i) facilitate the implementation of urgent upgrades of facilities; (ii) provide incentives for the cities to undertake their investment programmes, whilst avoiding the perverse incentive of grant allocations without the need for reforms (the "Project").

In line with this, the EBRD approved two investment frameworks to provide financing for the modernisation of water and wastewater and district heating infrastructure in the Republic of Kazakhstan as follows:

(i) The Water and Waste Water Infrastructure Modernisation Framework (the "EPFA Water Framework") will consist of loans benefitting an estimated 10-12 private and municipal water and wastewater utilities in Kazakhstan in the total amount of up to EUR 150 million.
(ii) The District Heating Infrastructure Modernisation Sector Framework (the "EPFA District Heating Framework") will consist of loans benefiting 7 – 10 district heating utilities in Kazakhstan in the total amount of EUR 200 million.

Assignment Description: To oversee the implementation of the EPFA Water Framework and the EFPA District Heating Framework (together the "EFPA Frameworks"), the Bank now intends to engage three individuals, to act as Project Monitoring Consultants who will work in close co-operation with the EBRD and with the respective Project Implementation and Corporate Development consultants under each sub-project and carry out the scope of services as set out below (the "Assignment"). The Project Monitoring Consultants would include a Project Manager (the "Project Manager"), who would also have the lead role and coordinating function between the individuals, plus two Sector Engineers (each specialising in one of the two focus sectors) (the "Sector Engineers") (together, the "Experts").

The expected outcome of the Assignment is to assist the EBRD to monitor implementation of the sub-projects under the EPFA Frameworks; to ensure that investments are implemented on time and within budget, and in accordance with the sub-project investment plans.

This invitation for expressions of interest is for the Water and Wastewater Sector Engineer. Please see corresponding procurement notices for the roles of the Project Manager and the District Heating Sector Engineer. The Experts will be expected to coordinate and work together fully to achieve the aims of the Assignment.

The Water and Wastewater Sector Engineer is expected to provide the following services:

1. Monitor sub-project implementation under the EPFA Frameworks:

The Project Manager, together with the Sector Engineer, will review the implementation arrangements in place to ensure that they are sufficient to support successful implementation. To this end, the they will observe, assess and report on the:

a) sub-project implementation arrangements including the sub-project organisation, staffing, sub-project management systems, arrangements for construction, identification and management, and contract management for signed EPFA sub-projects;
b) quality control/assurance systems, confirming that there is no evidence of any material problems with current or expected future quality and that the investments are likely to meet the specified technical, environmental and social performance requirements at the date of operation.

2. Progress and costs against schedule and budget:

The Project Manager, together with the Sector Engineer, will review, evaluate and comment on progress and costs against schedule and budget for the EPFA sub-projects. To this end, the following tasks will be undertaken:

a) monitor and report on sub-project progress including in design, procurement and construction. Verify and confirm that an adequate progress control system is in place and functioning properly. Report on actual progress versus the original plan.
b) monitor and report on sub-project costs. Confirm that adequate cost control systems are in place and working properly. Present a cost report showing the original budget, revised outcome estimate and variance for each budget item, highlight any actual or expected variance in the overall subproject cost and confirm whether or not the sub-project is likely to become operational within the given budget.

3. The review and comment on all relevant sub-project documentation and reports:

The Project Manager, together with the Sector Engineer, shall:

a) review procurement documentation for contracts placed and tenders issued. Monitor payments for works, goods and services, and review cost certifications related to EBRD-financed contracts;
b) confirm that all relevant sub-project documents, including “as built” drawings, manuals, etc., have been properly assembled, collated, indexed and handed over;
c) review payment certificates and disbursements and confirm that they are in compliance with the Loan Agreements and Implementation Agreements(eg used for the purposes for which they were intended, proportion between Loan and state funds are respected);
d) review on a sample basis, payment certificates, test results, and other relevant sub-project documentation. Compare the sub-project documentation with the actual works carried out on site, as necessary.

4. Matters of material interest:

The Project Manager, together with the Sector Engineer, will alert the EBRD to any emerging problems, be they of a contractual, technical, environmental, social or financial nature, which have the potential to jeopardise the achievement of the sub-project objectives and advise the EBRD on timely appropriate corrective action.

Status of Selection Process: Interested individuals are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest.

Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in fourth quarter of 2015 – first quarter of 2016 and has an estimated overall duration of 36 months.

Cost Estimate for the Project: EUR 600,000 (exclusive of VAT).

Funding Source: Austrian Fund for Municipal Infrastructure

Eligibility restrictions applicable for the overall Project: 70 per cent of the total funding available will be used to finance two experts of Austrian nationality. The remaining 30 per cent will be used to finance the services of a local expert who can be a national of the following countries: Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Armenia or Kygyz Republic.

Cost Estimate of the Assignment: EUR 210,000 (exclusive of VAT).

The Assignment may be extended subject to the performance of the selected Water and Wastewater Sector Engineer, availability of further funding and the specific needs of the Bank.


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 (eg VAT on airline ticket) which is not otherwise recoverable by the consultant from the local tax authority, the gross cost to the consultant of such expenses shall be treated as a reimbursable expense.

Assignment Eligibility: Individuals or consultancy firms proposing individuals must be registered in Austria and the individuals proposed must be citizens of Austria.

Consultant Profile: Individual services are required. The Water and Wastewater Sector Engineer shall be an expert preferably with extensive previous professional experience in:

1. the municipal services sector and in particular in water and wastewater;
2. technically monitoring the implementation of water and/or wastewater projects including aspects such as procurement, design and supervision of construction works for projects in comparable climatic and geological conditions;
3. project cost control and disbursements;
4. monitoring EBRD, or similar international financial institution (“IFI”) environmental and social policies;
5. working with IFIs.

The Water and Wastewater Sector Engineer must possess :

a) preferably a minimum of 7 years of professional experience in the water and wastewater sector including project monitoring roles.
b) relevant a university degree and the necessary professional qualifications for the role.
c) relevant environmental and social expertise.
d) fluency in English, both written and spoken. Russian/Kazakh language skills would also be considered an advantage.

Submission Requirements:

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

1. Cover letter (max. 2 pages) summarising why the expert believes to satisfy the requirements as defined in the above section Consultant Profile;

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

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

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

4. Proof of registration in Austria and proof of Austrian nationality.

Expressions of Interest should be submitted in English electronically through e-Selection, to reach the Bank not later than the closing date and should include cover letter, CV, declaration and contact sheet

Bank Contact Person:

Angela Levitsky
Technical Co-operation
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Tel: + 44 20 7338 6363
Email: LevitskA@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. Individual services are sought. Consulting firms proposing individuals may apply but the evaluation will be based on the experience and expertise of the individual and not of the firm. Consulting firms nominating more than one individual expert shall submit one complete individual application for each expert via eSelection.

3. The shortlist criteria are:

(a) experience in technical monitoring of water/wastewater projects including in the areas of procurement, design and supervision of similar construction works for projects in comparable climatic and geological conditions (50%)
(b) relevant experience in working with IFIs (30%)

(c) experience related to project cost control and disbursements (10%)
(d) experience in monitoring of environmental and social issues in EBRD (or similar IFI) projects (10%)

Ref.2018-0021_International Consultant for Country Programme Document Outcome Evaluation

home-based, with 1 trip to Kazakhstan - KAZAKHSTAN | Published June 24, 2018  -  Deadline July 10, 2018
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The United Nations Development Programme in the Republic of Kazakhstan (UNDP) is announcing a vacancy for the position of International Consultant for Country Programme Document Outcome Evaluation: “Ecosystems and natural resources are protected, and sustainably used, and human settlements are resilient to natural and man-made disasters and climate change”.For detailed information on the position, please refer to the attached Procurement Notice and Terms of Reference.Place of work: home-based, with 1 trip to Kazakhstan.All the applications (max. 10 MB) including: Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP;Personal CV and/or UNDP P11, indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references;Brief description of why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment;Financial Proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided. If an Offeror is employed by an organization/company/institution, and he/she expects his/her employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing him/her to UNDP under Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA), the Offeror must indicate at this point, and ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated in the financial proposal submitted to UNDP.should be sent to procurement.kz@undp.org, indicating Ref.2018-0021 in the email subject not later than July 10th 2018.Proposals submitted after the deadline will automatically be disqualified. Proposals submitted after the deadline will automatically be disqualified.

Project Monitoring Consultant for Water and Wastewater and District Heating Framework (49632)

 | Published October 8, 2015  -  Deadline October 29, 2015
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Project Monitoring Consultant for Water and Wastewater and District Heating Framework - District Heating Sector Engineer

Project Description: The Government of Kazakhstan ("GoK") signed the Enhanced Partnership Framework Arrangement ("EPFA") with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the "EBRD" or the "Bank") to provide grant co-financing for projects where the Bank will provide loans with the aim to: (i) facilitate the implementation of urgent upgrades of facilities; (ii) provide incentives for the cities to undertake their investment programmes, whilst avoiding the perverse incentive of grant allocations without the need for reforms (the "Project").

In line with this, the EBRD approved two investment frameworks to provide financing for the modernisation of water and wastewater and district heating infrastructure in the Republic of Kazakhstan as follows:

(i) The Water and Waste Water Infrastructure Modernisation Framework (the "EPFA Water Framework") will consist of loans benefitting an estimated 10-12 private and municipal water and wastewater utilities in Kazakhstan in the total amount of up to EUR 150 million.
(ii) The District Heating Infrastructure Modernisation Sector Framework (the "EPFA District Heating Framework") will consist of loans benefiting 7 – 10 district heating utilities in Kazakhstan in the total amount of EUR 200 million.

Assignment Description: To oversee the implementation of the EPFA Water Framework and the EFPA District Heating Framework (together the "EFPA Frameworks"), the Bank now intends to engage three individuals, to act as Project Monitoring Consultants who will work in close co-operation with the EBRD and with the respective Project Implementation and Corporate Development consultants under each sub-project and carry out the scope of services as set out below (the "Assignment"). The Project Monitoring Consultants would include a Project Manager (the "Project Manager"), who would also have the lead role and coordinating function between the individuals, plus two Sector Engineers (each specialising in one of the two focus sectors) (the "Sector Engineers") (together, the "Experts").

The expected outcome of the Assignment is to assist the EBRD to monitor implementation of the sub-projects under the EPFA Frameworks; to ensure that investments are implemented on time and within budget, and in accordance with the sub-project investment plans.

This invitation for expressions of interest is for the District Heating Sector Engineer. Please see corresponding procurement notices for the roles of the Project Manager and the Water and Wastewater Sector Engineer. The Experts will be expected to coordinate and work together fully to achieve the aims of the Assignment.

The District Heating Sector Engineer is expected to provide the following services:

1. Monitor sub-project implementation under the EPFA Frameworks:

The Project Manager, together with the Sector Engineer, will review the implementation arrangements in place to ensure that they are sufficient to support successful implementation. To this end, the they will observe, assess and report on the:

a) sub-project implementation arrangements including the sub-project organisation, staffing, sub-project management systems, arrangements for construction, identification and management, and contract management for signed EPFA sub-projects;
b) quality control/assurance systems, confirming that there is no evidence of any material problems with current or expected future quality and that the investments are likely to meet the specified technical, environmental and social performance requirements at the date of operation.

2. Progress and costs against schedule and budget:

The Project Manager, together with the Sector Engineer, will review, evaluate and comment on progress and costs against schedule and budget for the EPFA sub-projects. To this end, the following tasks will be undertaken:

a) monitor and report on sub-project progress including in design, procurement and construction. Verify and confirm that an adequate progress control system is in place and functioning properly. Report on actual progress versus the original plan.
b) monitor and report on sub-project costs. Confirm that adequate cost control systems are in place and working properly. Present a cost report showing the original budget, revised outcome estimate and variance for each budget item, highlight any actual or expected variance in the overall subproject cost and confirm whether or not the sub-project is likely to become operational within the given budget.

3. The review and comment on all relevant sub-project documentation and reports:

The Project Manager, together with the Sector Engineer, shall:

a) review procurement documentation for contracts placed and tenders issued. Monitor payments for works, goods and services, and review cost certifications related to EBRD-financed contracts;
b) confirm that all relevant sub-project documents, including “as built” drawings, manuals, etc., have been properly assembled, collated, indexed and handed over;
c) review payment certificates and disbursements and confirm that they are in compliance with the Loan Agreements and Implementation Agreements(eg used for the purposes for which they were intended, proportion between Loan and state funds are respected);
d) review on a sample basis, payment certificates, test results, and other relevant sub-project documentation. Compare the sub-project documentation with the actual works carried out on site, as necessary.

4. Matters of material interest:

The Project Manager, together with the Sector Engineer, will alert the EBRD to any emerging problems, be they of a contractual, technical, environmental, social or financial nature, which have the potential to jeopardise the achievement of the sub-project objectives and advise the EBRD on timely appropriate corrective action.

Status of Selection Process: Interested individuals are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest.

Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in fourth quarter of 2015 – first quarter of 2016 and has an estimated overall duration of 36 months.

Cost Estimate for the Project: EUR 600,000 (exclusive of VAT).

Funding Source: Austrian Fund for Municipal Infrastructure

Eligibility restrictions applicable for the overall Project: 70 per cent of the total funding available will be used to finance two experts of Austrian nationality. The remaining 30 per cent will be used to finance the services of a local expert who can be a national of the following countries: Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Armenia or Kygyz Republic.

Cost Estimate of the Assignment: EUR 210,000 (exclusive of VAT).

The Assignment may be extended subject to the performance of the selected Water and Wastewater Sector Engineer, availability of further funding and the specific needs of the Bank.


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 (eg VAT on airline ticket) which is not otherwise recoverable by the consultant from the local tax authority, the gross cost to the consultant of such expenses shall be treated as a reimbursable expense.

Assignment Eligibility: Individuals or consultancy firms proposing individuals must be registered in Austria and the individuals proposed must be citizens of Austria.

Consultant Profile: Individual services are required. The District Heating Sector Engineer shall be an expert preferably with extensive previous professional experience in:

1. the municipal services sector and in particular in district heating;
2. technically monitoring the implementation of district heating projects including aspects such as procurement, design and supervision of construction works for projects in comparable climatic and geological conditions;
3. project cost control and disbursements;
4. monitoring EBRD, or similar international financial institution (“IFI”) environmental and social policies;
5. working with IFIs.

The District Heating Sector Engineer must possess:

a) preferably a minimum of 7 years of professional experience in the district heating sector including project monitoring roles.
b) relevant a university degree and the necessary professional qualifications for the role.
c) relevant environmental and social expertise.
d) fluency in English, both written and spoken. Russian/Kazakh language skills would also be considered an advantage.

Submission Requirements:

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

1. Cover letter (max. 2 pages) summarising why the expert believes to satisfy the requirements as defined in the above section Consultant Profile;

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

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

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

4. Proof of registration in Austria and proof of Austrian nationality.

Expressions of Interest should be submitted in English electronically through e-Selection, to reach the Bank not later than the closing date and should include cover letter, CV, declaration and contact sheet

Bank Contact Person:

Angela Levitsky
Technical Co-operation
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Tel: + 44 20 7338 6363
Email: LevitskA@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. Individual services are sought. Consulting firms proposing individuals may apply but the evaluation will be based on the experience and expertise of the individual and not of the firm. Consulting firms nominating more than one individual expert shall submit one complete individual application for each expert via eSelection.

3. The shortlist criteria are:

(a) experience in technical monitoring of district heating projects including in the areas of procurement, design and supervision of similar construction works for projects in comparable climatic and geological conditions (50%)
(b) relevant experience in working with IFIs (30%)

(c) experience related to project cost control and disbursements (10%)
(d) experience in monitoring of environmental and social issues in EBRD (or similar IFI) projects (10%)

Project Monitoring Consultant for Water and Wastewater and District Heating Sector Frameworks (49633)

 | Published October 8, 2015  -  Deadline October 29, 2015
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Project Monitoring Consultant for Water and Wastewater and District Heating Framework - Project Manager

Project Description: The Government of Kazakhstan ("GoK") signed the Enhanced Partnership Framework Arrangement ("EPFA") with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the "EBRD" or the "Bank") to provide grant co-financing for projects where the Bank will provide loans with the aim to: (i) facilitate the implementation of urgent upgrades of facilities; (ii) provide incentives for the cities to undertake their investment programmes, whilst avoiding the perverse incentive of grant allocations without the need for reforms (the "Project").

In line with this, the EBRD approved two investment frameworks to provide financing for the modernisation of water and wastewater and district heating infrastructure in the Republic of Kazakhstan as follows:

(i) The Water and Waste Water Infrastructure Modernisation Framework (the "EPFA Water Framework") will consist of loans benefitting an estimated 10-12 private and municipal water and wastewater utilities in Kazakhstan in the total amount of up to EUR 150 million.
(ii) The District Heating Infrastructure Modernisation Sector Framework (the "EPFA District Heating Framework") will consist of loans benefiting 7 – 10 district heating utilities in Kazakhstan in the total amount of EUR 200 million.

Assignment Description: To oversee the implementation of the EPFA Water Framework and the EFPA District Heating Framework (together the "EFPA Frameworks"), the Bank now intends to engage three individuals, to act as Project Monitoring Consultants who will work in close co-operation with the EBRD and with the respective Project Implementation and Corporate Development consultants under each sub-project and carry out the scope of services as set out below (the "Assignment"). The Project Monitoring Consultants would include a Project Manager (the "Project Manager"), who would also have the lead role and coordinating function between the individuals, plus two Sector Engineers (each specialising in one of the two focus sectors) (the "Sector Engineers") (together, the "Experts").

The expected outcome of the Assignment is to assist the EBRD to monitor implementation of the sub-projects under the EPFA Frameworks; to ensure that investments are implemented on time and within budget, and in accordance with the sub-project investment plans.

This invitation for expressions of interest is for the Project Manager. Please see corresponding procurement notices for the roles of the Water and Wastewater Sector Engineer and the District Heating Sector Engineer. The Experts will be expected to coordinate and work together fully to achieve the aims of the Assignment.

The Project Manager is expected to provide the following services:

1. Coordination of Experts under the Assignment:

The Project Manager will be responsible for coordination of the support provided under the Assignment, including that of the two Sector Engineers to ensure that, as necessary, their support is provided to the Bank in a timely manner and to the benefit of the sub-projects.

2. Monitor sub-project implementation under the EPFA Frameworks:

The Project Manager, together with the relevant Sector Engineer, will review the sub-project implementation arrangements in place to ensure that they are sufficient to support successful implementation. To this end, they will observe, assess and report on the:

a) sub-project implementation arrangements including the sub-project organisation, staffing, sub-project management systems, arrangements for construction, identification and management, and contract management for signed EPFA sub-projects;
b) quality control/assurance systems, confirming that there is no evidence of any material problems with current or expected future quality and that the investments are likely to meet the specified technical, environmental and social performance requirements at the date of operation.

3. Progress and costs against schedule and budget:

The Project Manager, together with the relevant Sector Engineer will review, evaluate and comment on progress and costs against schedule and budget for the EPFA sub-projects. To this end, the following tasks will be undertaken:

a) monitor and report on sub-project progress including in design, procurement and construction. Verify and confirm that an adequate progress control system is in place and functioning properly. Report on actual progress versus the original plan.
b) monitor and report on sub-project costs. Confirm that adequate cost control systems are in place and working properly. Present a cost report showing the original budget, revised outcome estimate and variance for each budget item, highlight any actual or expected variance in the overall subproject cost and confirm whether or not the sub-project is likely to become operational within the given budget.

4. The review and comment on all relevant sub-project documentation and reports:

The Project Manager, together with the relevant Sector Engineer, shall:

a) review procurement documentation for contracts placed and tenders issued. Monitor payments for works, goods and services, and review cost certifications related to EBRD-financed contracts;
b) confirm that all relevant sub-project documents, including "as built" drawings, manuals, etc, have been properly assembled, collated, indexed and handed over;
c) review payment certificates and disbursements and confirm that they are in compliance with the loan agreements and implementation agreements(eg used for the purposes for which they were intended, proportion between Loan and state funds are respected);
d) review on a sample basis, payment certificates, test results, and other relevant sub-project documentation. Compare the sub-project documentation with the actual works carried out on site, as necessary.

5. Review Project account records:

The Project Manager will review records of the Project account of the companies where the GoK funds will be kept and provide reports on utilisation of these funds, including compliance with provisions of Implementation Agreement.

6. Matters of material interest:

The Project Manager, together with the relevant Sector Engineer will alert the EBRD to any emerging problems, be they of a contractual, technical, environmental, social or financial nature, which have the potential to jeopardise the achievement of the sub-project objectives and advise the EBRD on timely appropriate corrective action.

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

Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in fourth quarter of 2015 – first quarter of 2016 and has an estimated overall duration of 36 months.

Cost Estimate for the Project: EUR 600,000 (exclusive of VAT).

Funding Source: Austrian Fund for Municipal Infrastructure

Eligibility restrictions applicable for the overall Project: 70 per cent of the total funding available will be used to finance two experts of Austrian nationality. The remaining 30 per cent will be used to finance the services of a local expert who can be a national of the following countries: Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Armenia or Kygyz Republic.

Cost Estimate of the Assignment: EUR 180,000 (exclusive of VAT).

The Assignment may be extended subject to the performance of the selected Project Manager, availability of further funding and the specific needs of the Bank.

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 (eg VAT on airline ticket) which is not otherwise recoverable by the consultant from the local tax authority, the gross cost to the consultant of such expenses shall be treated as a reimbursable expense.

Assignment Eligibility: Individuals or consultancy firms proposing individuals must be citizens or permanent residents of Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Armenia or Kyrgyz Republic.

Consultant Profile: Individual services are required. The Project Manager shall be an expert preferably with extensive previous professional experience in:

1. project management in the municipal services sector;
2. monitoring the implementation of projects including aspects such as procurement, design and supervision of construction works for projects in comparable climatic and geological conditions;
3. project cost control and disbursements;
4. working with international financial institutions ("IFIs2).

The Project Manager must possess :

(a) preferably a minimum of 7 years of previous professional experience in range of multi-disciplinary project management roles such that he/she can respond to issues as they arise and address them appropriately.
(b) relevant university degree and the necessary professional qualifications for the role.
(e) Fluency in English and Russian/Kazakh – both written and spoken.

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

1. Cover letter (max. 2 pages) summarising why the expert believes to satisfy the requirements as defined in the above section Consultant Profile;

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

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

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

4. Proof of registration in an eligible country and nationality.

Expressions of Interest should be submitted in English electronically through e-Selection, to reach the Bank not later than the closing date and should include cover letter, CV, declaration and contact sheet

Bank Contact Person:

Angela Levitsky
Technical Co-operation
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Tel: + 44 20 7338 6363
Email: LevitskA@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. Individual services are sought. Consulting firms proposing individuals may apply but the evaluation will be based on the experience and expertise of the individual and not of the firm. Consulting firms nominating more than one individual expert shall submit one complete individual application for each expert via eSelection.

3. The shortlist criteria are:

(a) experience in project management of similar water, wastewater and district heating projects in the former Commonwealth of Independent States (50%)
(b) experience related to project cost control and disbursements (15%)
(d) relevant experience of working with IFIs (35%)

Provision of services of international technical consultant for design and feasibility study BRT Corridor 1 in Almaty.

United Nations Development Programme | Published September 15, 2014  -  Deadline October 10, 2014
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The United Nations Development Programme in the Republic of Kazakhstan (UNDP) in the frames of the project “City of Almaty Sustainable Transport” is announcing a competitive bidding for provision of services of international technical consultant for design and feasibility study BRT Corridor 1 in Almaty. Detailed information is given in the attached Request for Proposals. Instructions: Proposals should be submitted in sealed envelope to the Office 26, Bukeikhan Street, Astana, 010000, Republic of Kazakhstan addressed to Yerzhan Temirgaliyev, Procurement Associate, not later than 18:00 Astana time October 10, 2014. For any questions on this tender please contact Mr. Yerzhan Temirgaliyev, UNDP Procurement Associate, +7 (7172) 696 550, email: yerzhan.temirgaliyev@undp.org. Proposals should be duly signed and stamped. Late quotations will be disqualified automatically.

Ref.2017-0052_International Consultant on development of technical solutions for energy effective modernization of city residential quarters

home-based with 2 missions to Kazakhstan - KAZAKHSTAN | Published September 8, 2017  -  Deadline September 24, 2017
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The United Nations Development Programme in the Republic of Kazakhstan (UNDP) is announcing a vacancy for the position of International Consultant on development of technical solutions for energy effective modernization of city residential quarters for UNDP-GEF Project “Sustainable cities for lo-carbon development”.For detailed information on the position, please refer to the Procurement Notice and Terms of Reference.Place of work: home-based, with 2 trips to Kazakhstan The application of the candidate (max 10 Mb) including: Personal CV or duly completed and signed P11 form indicating all past experience and qualification;Confirmation of interest and financial proposal;Other documents certifying the qualification (certificates, diplomas);Brief description of why the candidate considers him\\herself as the most suitableshall be sent to procurement.kz@undp.org, indicating Ref.№ 2017-0052 in the email message subject.The deadline for applications submission is 24 September 2017.

Ref.2018-0008_International Consultant on low-GWP energy efficient production foam technologies

home-based, with 1 trip to Kazakhstan - KAZAKHSTAN | Published March 20, 2018  -  Deadline April 1, 2018
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The United Nations Development Programme in the Republic of Kazakhstan (UNDP) in the frames of Project “Preparation Grant (PPG) for UNDP-GEF Full-sized Project “HCFC “Phase-out in Kazakhstan through Promotion of zero ODS low GWP Energy Efficient Technologies” is announcing a position for International Consultant on low-GWP energy efficient production foam technologies.For detailed information on the position, please refer to the attached Procurement Notice and Terms of Reference.Place of work: home-based, with 1 mission to Kazakhstan (Astana).All the applications (max size 10 MB) including: Signed UNDP P11 form and/or detailed CV (up to 10 pages); Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP;Financial Proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided. If an Offeror is employed by an organization/company/institution, and he/she expects his/her employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing him/her to UNDP under Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA), the Offeror must indicate at this point, and ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated in the financial proposal submitted to UNDPshall be sent to procurement.kz@undp.org, indicating Ref.№ 2018-0008 in the email message subject.Deadline for submission is 1 April 2018.

Ref.2017-0066_International consultant on the revision of the concept on the Kazakhstan’s transition to a Green Economy

Home-based with at least 5 trips to Astana - KAZAKHSTAN | Published November 27, 2017  -  Deadline December 10, 2017
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Overview :The United Nations Development Programme in the Republic of Kazakhstan (UNDP) is announcing a vacancy for the position of International consultant on the revision of the concept on the Kazakhstan’s transition to a Green Economy, for the project: «Supporting Kazakhstan’s transition to a Green Economy model». For detailed information on the position, please refer to the attached Procurement Notice and Terms of Reference.Place of work: home-based, with 5 trips to to Astana for 3 working days each trip.All the applications (max size 10 MB) including: A duly completed and signed letter from the applicant to UNDP, confirming his / her interest and willingness to assign an individual contractor (UNDP format);Personal CV or UNDP P11 form, indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references;Brief description of why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment;The financial proposal should include all costs associated with the performance of these works / services, indicating the detailed breakdown according to the attached form.shall be sent to procurement.kz@undp.org, indicating Ref.№ 2017-0066 in the email message subject.Deadline for submission is 10 December 2017.

Ref.2018-0023_International Consultant for Technical Support: Literature Review of Violent Extremism Research in Central Asia

home-based, with 1 trip to Kyrgyzstan - KAZAKHSTAN | Published June 29, 2018  -  Deadline July 10, 2018
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The United Nations Development Programme in the Republic of Kazakhstan (UNDP) is announcing a vacancy for the position of an International Consultant for Technical Support: Literature Review of Violent Extremism Research in Central Asia.Place of work: home-based with one trip to Kyrgyz Republic.For detailed information on the position, please refer to the attached Procurement Notice and Terms of Reference.All the applications (max. 10Mb) including:Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP;Personal CV and/or UNDP P11, indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references;Brief description of why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment (Maximum 1000 Characters);Financial Proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided;Other documents certifying the work experience, expertise and skills (qualification improvement certificates\\diplomas, awards, etc. with total size no more than 1 Mb). shall be sent to «procurement.kz@undp.org», indicating Ref.2018-0023 in the message Subject.Deadline for submission is 10 July 2018.

International Consultant for Technical Reviewer of National Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventories – Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) Sector

UNDP Country Office - KAZAKHSTAN | Published October 20, 2017  -  Deadline October 30, 2017
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United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Kazakhstan is announcing a vacancy for the position of International Consultant for Technical Reviewer of National Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventories – Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) Sector for UNDP-GEF full-sized “Development of Kazakhstan’s National Communication to the UNFCCC and Biennial Report” project.For detailed information on the position, please refer to the attached Terms of Reference and Procurement Notice. Duty station: home based. All the applications including:1) Completed and signed letter from the applicant to UNDP, confirming interest and willingness to assign an individual contractor (UNDP form);2) Curriculum vitae or completed P11 form (UNDP form), including all previous experience and skills relevant for the assignment, as well as all the necessary contact information (e-mail address, telephone number, etc.);3) The financial proposal in the national currency should include all the costs of the contract, indicating the detailed breakdown of costs according to the attached form; 4) Brief description of why individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment should be sent to the following email address: procurement.kz@undp.org indicating Ref.№ 2017-0059 in the subject line not later than 30 October 2017 or sent via jobs.undp.org websiteIn case of questions on the specification and / or submission of documents, please contact in writing to the following email address: aigul.januzakova@undp.org copying meruyert.bolyssayeva@undp.org