The City of Ulaanbaatar (the “City”) approached the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (“EBRD” or the “Bank”) with a request to assist in identifying the gaps and key areas for development in the urban transport sector.
On this basis, the Bank is looking to engage a suitably qualified consultant (the “Consultant”) to prepare a study aimed at (i) assessment of current practices in bus operations (ii) analysing government bus funding programme and (iii) recommendation of future bus fleet renewal and funding programme (the “Assignment”). The Consultant will provide an assessment of the Priority Investment Plan (PIP) and its benefits, including legal/regulatory requirements and financial and economic rate of return for the Project.
The expected outcome of the Assignment is to identify key areas in urban transport in the City of UB to structure EBRD’s investments.
The selected Consultant is expected to provide the following services:
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 Q12016 and has an estimated overall duration of 4 months.
Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 100,000 (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: It is expected that the Assignment will be funded by EBRD’s Shareholder Special Fund.
Eligibility: There are no consultant nationality eligibility restrictions
Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms with project experience related to:
1. developing feasibility studies for international financial institutions (“IFIs”) and a good knowledge of IFI procedures and rules on public procurement and disbursement policies;
2. experience of similar assignments in public transport sector in countries with comparable conditions to Mongolia;
3. Deep knowledge of the public transport sector, 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 team is expected to include key experts as follows:
a Transport Planner Expert, who will also perform a role of Team Leader, with preferably 15 years of experience, including preferably at least 5 years in urban transport projects in similar environments.
b Bus Operations Expert with preferably 15 years of experience in working on similar assignments.
c. Financial Expert with preferably 10 years of experience of working in the proposed field.
d. Local Legal Expert with preferably 10 years of experience of working in the proposed field, including knowledge of local legal and regulatory conditions in Mongolia and the region.
e. Environmental and Social Expert with preferably 10 years of experience of working in the proposed field, including knowledge of EBRD’s environmental and social requirements.
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:
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:
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: + 44 20 7338 6765
e-mail: email@example.com (submissions should be sent through eSelection and NOT to this email address)
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 shortlist criteria are:
(a) Firm’s previous project experience in developing feasibility studies for IFIs and a good knowledge of IFI procedures and rules on public procurement and disbursement policies – 20%
(b) Firm’s previous experience of similar assignments in public transport sector in countries with comparable conditions to Mongolia – 25%
(c) Demonstrable extensive knowledge of the public transport sector, 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 – 25%
(d) CV of Transport Planner Expert – 10%
(e) CV of Bus Operations Expert – 5%
(f) CV of Financial Expert – 5%
(g) CV of Local Legal Expert – 5%
(h) CV of Environmental and Social Expert – 5%.
EBRD and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) are working closely together to finance the 50 MW Tsetsii Wind Farm in Mongolia, located approximately 542 km to the south of Ulaanbaatar in the Gobi desert. Tsetsii Wind Farm Project is being developed together by the Mongolian Newcom Group and Japanese SB Energy Corp. The Project will have a positive benefit through the displacement of greenhouse gas emissions produced through coal-fired plants in Ulaanbaatar.
The Tsetsii Wind Farm project is expected to be completed in late 2017. A fundamental pre-requirement for the Project is, however the completion of the extension of the Tavantolgoi substation. This substation will connect the Tsetsii Wind Farm to grid of the Central Energy System of Mongolia.
The National Power Transmission Grid Company (NPTG) owns and operates the substation and would be responsible for its extension. The NPTG intends to apply Japanese funds to bridge this funding gap and facilitate the connection and finally indirectly also the construction of Tsetsii Wind Farm.
The proposed project will require the procurement of the following goods, works and services:
Tendering for the above Contract is expected to commence during Q3 2016
Contracts to be financed with the proceeds of a loan from the Bank will be subject to the Bank's Procurement Policies and Rules and will be open to firms from any country. The proceeds of the Bank's loan will not be used for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, for any import of goods, if such payment or import is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations or under a law of official regulation of the Purchaser's country.
Interested suppliers, contractors and consultants should contact:
Head of Project & Programme Department
Mongolian consulting engineer
Chinggis Avenue-45, Ulaanbaatar-210136, Mongolia
Tel: (976) 70045999 Fax: (976) 70043287 Mobile: (976) 99116632