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International Consultant – thematic evaluation on electoral assistance provided within the Romanian ODA programme

United Nations Development Programme | Published September 24, 2014  -  Deadline October 8, 2014
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UNDP Romania invites interested and qualified candidates to submit their offer for the position of International Consultant to conduct one thematic evaluation on the electoral assistance provided within the Romanian ODA programme. For full details and attached documentation please acces: http://www.undp.ro/operations/tender-announcements/#n3536

RAMP - P130202

 | Published March 13, 2015
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Audit Of Project Financial Statements Contract Award NoticeLCS  Audit of Project Financial Statements(RAMP/CS/23) Scope of Contract: External audit of Project Financial Statements for the National Agency for FiscalAdministration, Romania Contract signing date:February 28th, 2015 Contract duration: 4.5 years Minimum Qualifying Technical Score: 75 Consultants'names Baker TillyKlitou KPMG Mazars RSM Scot Grant ThorntonAudit City/Country Bucharest, Romania Bucharest, Romania Bucharest, Romania Bucharest, Romania Bucharest, Romania Status: Awarded Consultant Evaluated Consultant Evaluated Consultant Evaluated Consultant Evaluated Consultant TechnicalScore 99.67 91.45 85.41 80.91 59.97 FinancialScore 100 20.26 54.21 71.64 - Criteria Work Plan &Methodology 35 35 25.33 26.67 19.67 Key Experts 64.67 56.45 60.08 54.24 40.30 Price as readout EUR 27,940.00 EUR 137,900.00 RON 228,000.00 EUR 39,000.00 - Final EvaluationPrice EUR 27,940.00 EUR 137,900.00 EUR 51,462.62 EUR 39,000.00 - Final NegotiatedPrice EUR 34,645.60 (local taxes included) Rank 1 2 3 4 -

JUDICIAL REFORM - P090309

 | Published July 21, 2015
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Consultancy Services For Resources Management System (rms) Data Migration QCBS, QBS, FBS, and LCSContract Award Notice Scope of Contract: CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR RESOURCES MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (RMS) DATA MIGRATION Minimum Qualifying Technical Points: 80 Consultants' names SIVECO Romania SA Joint Venture consisting of SC Ernst & Young SRL (Romania)-  as Leader and Multi Data Soft SRL Sc Crystal System SRL SC Kapsch SRL City/Country Bucharest, Romania Bucharest, Romania Bucharest, Romania Bucharest, Romania Status: Awarded Consultant Evaluated Consultant Rejected Consultant Reason:The Consultant has not met the minimumqualifying technical score Rejected Consultant Reason:The Consultant has not extended theProprosal validity TechnicalScore 68.560 64.992 - 70.448 FinancialScore 10.051 5.687 - 20.000 CombinedScore 78.611 70.679 - 90.448 Criteria SpecificExperience 5.00 4.80 2.80 5.00 Work Plan &Methodology 31.20 31.80 21.40 33.00 Key Experts 49.50 44.64 23.54 50.06 Training - - - - Local input - - - - Total technicalpoints 85.70 81.24 47.74 88.06 Price as read out EURO401,720.00 EURO 709,995.00 - LEI 904,938.29 Final Evaluation Price EURO401,720.00 EURO 709,995.00 - LEI 904,938.29 Final Negotiated Price EUR 369,582.40 Rank 1 2 - - Other Shortlisted Consultant(s)/Firm(s) (these will be all that "Proposal submitted=no") Consultants' names Joint Venture consisting of KPMG Romania SRL - as Leader andEnsight Management Consulting SRL City/Country Bucharest, Romania Proposal Submitted: No

INTEG NUTRIENT POLLUTION CONTROL - P093775

 | Published October 31, 2014
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Audit Services For The Integrated Nutrient Pollution Control (inpc) Project Contract Award Audit services for the  Integrated Nutrient Pollution Control (INPC) Project ? 07/LCS/2014 Names of all consultants who submittedproposals 1. BDO Conti AuditRomania 2. DeloitteRomania 3.  KPMG Romania 4. MazarsRomania 5. PriceWaterhouseCoopersRomania Technical points assigned toeach consultant; Consultants' names TechnicalScores 1. KPMGRomania 96.44 2 Mazars Romania 90.17 3. Deloitte Romania 89.83 4. BDO 83.08 Evaluated prices of eachconsultant Consultant' Name Evaluated prices (RON) Prices with VAT (RON) KPMGRomania RON129,610 RON160,716.4 BDO Audit Romania RON 82,020 RON101,704.8 MazarsRomania RON49,766 RON61,709.84 DeloitteRomania RON 107,263 RON133,006.12 Final point ranking of theconsultants Consultants' names TechnicalScores KPMGRomania 96.44 Mazars Romania 90.17 Deloitte Romania 89.83 BDO 83.08 Name of the winning consultant and the price, duration,and summary scope of the contract Name: Mazars Romania; Price: RON 61,709.84 representing RON 49,766 the net value and RON 11,943.84 the relatedVAT. Duration:  The consultancy assignmentwill commence on  April15th, 2015.and will be carried outuntil April 15th,2016.. Summary scope of thecontract: The objective of these services is to enable the auditorto express an opinion on the financial reports of the "Integrated Nutrient Pollution Control Project" as of December 31,2014, November 30, 2015 and also for the grace period endingMarch 31, 2016, as reported in the special-purpose Project Financial Statements(PFS), special-purpose Statements of Expenditure (SOEs) and special-purpose Statements of Designated Account(DA). Any consultant who wishes to ascertain the grounds on which its proposal was not selected shouldrequest an explanation from the Borrower. The Borrower will promptly provide in writing an explanation of why such proposal was notselected. If a consultant requests a debriefing meeting, the consultant shall bear all their costs of attending such a debriefingmeeting. Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Project ManagementUnit ?Integrated Nutrients PollutionControl"

INTEG NUTRIENT POLLUTION CONTROL - P093775

Ministry of Environment Waters and Forest | Published November 2, 2015  -  Deadline November 16, 2015
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Consulting Services For Contract Administration And Supervision Of The Works Execution For Manure Storage And Management Platforms In 20 Localities Included In The Project REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONSOF INTEREST ROMANIA INTEGRATED NUTRIENT POLLUTIONCONTROL PROJECT Consultingservices for Contract administration and supervision of the Works execution formanure storage and management platforms in 20 localities included in the project LoanNo.4873-RO TF No.058040-RO ProjectID No. P093775 Referenceno. 35/CQ/2015 The Government of Romania has received financingfrom the World Bank toward the cost of the Integrated Nutrient PollutionControl Project (INPCP). The overall development objective of the Project is tosupport the Government of Romania to meet the EU Nitrates Directiverequirements by reducing nutrient discharges to water bodies, promotingbehavioral change at the communal level and strengthening institutional andregulatory capacity. Part of the proceedsof the Project will beallocated to finance consultancy for Contract administration and supervision ofthe Works execution of the Works execution for manure storage and managementplatforms in 20 localities included in the project. The Services tobe provided by theConsultant are: to act as theProject Manager fora number upto twenty  (20) contracts, for worksfor manure storage and management platforms in 20  nutrient vulnerable zones(NVZs)  included in the project ( seeAnnex no.1) to act as theSite Supervision Engineer ? "Dirigintede ?antier" - underconditions of contract and all Romanian regulations in force to ensure theproper supervision of the works execution and the Contractsadministration, approving the materials, equipment and workmanship etc.; to ensureproper accounting and recording of the progress of the Works andtoprovide reports as required by the Client. providedocumentations for obtaining water and environmental operation permits foreach of the 20 investments in accordance with the requirements of OM 1798/2007for issuing environmental permit and of OM 873/2012 for issuing water permit; Tentatively,it is expected that the Consultant to carry out the services for a periodof  18 months in accordance with everyworks contract period, respectively: 1 month prior the commencement of worksfor every contract, 3 months during the execution of the works, 12 monthsduring the defects remediation period, and 2 months after completion ofworks. Theassignment shall be carried out by a qualified Consultant with in-depthexperience in works supervision in the field of civil engineering andrelatedinfrastructure, including but not limitedto, quality control of materials, works, equipment and workmanship, properrecording of the progress of works, certification of interim and final paymentsto the contractor(s), etc. TheConsultant shall ensure full, uninterrupted supervision services overthe 3months construction period, covered by an appropriate team of supervisionstaff. Notwithstanding, for the rest of the assignment, the Consultant shallprovide the adequate personnel, periodically stationed on site as an absoluteminimum required by the related legislation. Providedthat the basic specified minimum staff requirements are met, the Consultant isfree to propose the supervision structure that they think well fits the projectrequirements. Inaddition to the team of mentioned Key Personnel, the Consultant shallassessand provide the necessary supporting field and office team to be assigned tothe contract. The Consultant must also take intoaccount the provisions of the Romanian Law 10/1995 ? "QUALITY IN CONSTRUCTIONS"as modified through the Law 177/2015, regarding the presence of certified staffrequired for site supervision of the construction works. Thelocal supervisor/supervisors and site inspector/inspectors must be authorizedunder Romanian law to carry out their respective duties and activities. TheConsultant shall ensure that their proposed team is duly qualified and able tosupervise and inspect all aspects of the construction work. Theconsultant should be authorized to elaborate documentations for obtaining waterpermits by the competent authority of Romania (MO 1671/2007 for the approval ofthe rules regarding the organization of the certification of the public orprivate institutions specialized in developing applications for requesting theagreement and authorization for water management) and will have experience inpreparing the documentation for obtaining environmental operation permits. Incase the consultant is not authorized to elaborate documentations forobtainingwater permits, the team of experts proposed by the consultant should include anindividual authorized expert. TheMinistry of Environment, Water and Forests now invites eligible consultants toindicate their interest in providing services related to Contract administration andsupervision of the Works execution formanure storage and management platforms in 20 localities included in theproject The Expressions of Interest must provide informationindicating that the Consulting firm is qualified to perform the above-mentionedservices, respectively: general information: core business andyears in business, address, contacts, number and country of registration;presentation of services provided, references - 25 pct; specific information:  description of previoussimilar projects  proving the experience in the area of buildings construction and theirrelated infrastructure and supervision of such works - 40 pct; informationregarding the availabilityof appropriate specialized staff for the assignment: description of the teamproposed to carry out the assignment, qualifications and expertise ofkeystaff, years of professional expertise - 35 pct. Consultants may associate to enhance their qualifications. The "association"may take the form of a Joint Venture or a sub consultancy. In case ofa JointVenture (JV), all members of the JV will be evaluated jointly for thepurposeof short listing and shall be jointly and severally liable for the assignmentand shall sign the contract in case of award is made to that JV group. Interestedconsultants should clearly indicate the structure of their "association" andthe duties of the partners and sub consultants in their application. Unclearexpression of interests in terms of "in association with" and/or "inaffiliation with" etc. may not be considered for short listing. Keeping oneexpression of interest per firm as principle, a consultant firm may decidewhether it wishes to participate as a sub consultant or as an individualconsultant or as a partner in a joint venture. Please note that a firm shallsubmit only one Expression Of Interest in the same selection process eitherindividually as a consultant or as a partner in a joint venture. No firm can bea sub consultant while submitting an EOI individually or as a partnerof ajoint venture in the same selection process. A firm, if acting in thecapacityof sub consultant in any consultant or JV, may participate in more than oneconsultant, but only in the capacity of a sub consultant." Theattention of interestedConsultantsis drawn to paragraph 1.11 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection andEmployment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers,  edition  May 2004("ConsultantGuidelines"),setting forth the World Bank's policy on eligibility. TheConsulting firm will be selectedusing CQSmethod (Selection Based on Consultant Qualifications) in accordance with theprocedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment ofConsultants by World Bank Borrowers May2004. Interested consultants may obtain furtherinformation at the address below during office hours, from Monday to Thursday -900 to 1600hours and Friday ? 900 to 1400 hours. Expressions of interest have to be delivered to theaddress below, in English or Romanian, by November 16 2015,1700 hours, local time.Expressions of Interest received by e-mail address are accepted. Ministry of Environment, Waterand Forests IntegratedNutrient PollutionControl Project Management Unit Attn: Mrs. Naiana MILEA, PMU Director Mrs. Manuela (UDROIU) CIUTAC,procurement specialist 12, Libertatii Blvd., Sector 5, 2nd Floor,Room 304 B City:Bucharest ZIP Code: 040129 Country:Romania Phone: + 40-21-408-95-65. Fax: +40-21-317-04-03 E-mail:manuela.udroiu@mmediu.ro Annex no. 1 List of Construction Works subject tothe assignment No. Communa County 1 Suli?a Boto?ani 2 B?ile?ti Dolj 3 Hâr?ova Constan?a 4 MirceaVod? Constan?a 5 M?t?saru Dâmbovi?a 6 ?epu Gala?i 7 ?ân??reni Gorj 8 P?tulele Mehedin?i 9 Vânjule? Mehedin?i 10 H?n?e?ti Suceava 11 Cajvana Suceava 12 Fr?t?u?iiNoi Suceava 13 Orbeasca Teleorman 14 Islaz Teleorman 15 Jurilovca Tulcea 16 MihaiBravu Tulcea 17 F?lciu Vaslui 18 BistritaBargaului BistritaNasaud 19 Ciochina Dambovita 20 Greci Tulcea

Romania: Iasi County Solid Waste Management - Institutional and Strategy Support

 | Published October 22, 2015  -  Deadline November 11, 2015
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Executing Agency (Client): Iasi County 69 Stefan cel Mare si Sfant Bvd., Iasi, Romania, 700075 The Client Contact Person: Iasi County Council, 69 Stefan cel Mare si Sfant Bvd., Iasi, Romania,700075 Phone: 004 0232 235 100 Fax: 004 0232 210 336 e-mail: ghiseu.unic@icc.ro The EBRD Contact Person: Marina Matushina 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 (the “EBRD” or the “Bank”) will provide the County of Iasi (the “County” or “Iasi” or the “Client”) with a senior loan to co-finance the County’s integrated waste management system improvement programme (“IWMS”), alongside the Environment Sector Operating Programme (the “Project”). The Project was signed in July 2015. Assignment Description: The Client now intends to retain a consulting company (the “Consultant”) to implement the assignment described below. The Consultant is expected to provide the following services: (1) fully review the Project documentation, the current tax/tariff system for waste management services and the current institutional and operational arrangements, (2) advise on the optimal operational, institutional and tariff related reforms and capacity building needed, to ensure the Project is progressing towards environmentally/cost efficient and performance-based management of the regional integrated solid waste system in Iasi, (3) advice on procurement (evaluation and contracting of private/public operators), as needed and (4) support the Client in ensuring compliance with EBRD reporting procedures. Status of Selection Process: Interested firms or group of firms are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest. Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in the first quarter of 2016 and has an estimated overall duration of 20 months. Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 200,000 (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: It is expected that the assignment will be funded from the EBRD Shareholder Special Fund. Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions. Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms with preferably previous project experience related to technical and financial management, procurement, design and training within solid waste projects in conditions comparable to those of this assignment. The Consultant should preferably have experience in at least two other similar consultancy assignments in the region of this assignment preferably within the last 5 years The Consultant should have previous project experience related to preferably two other similar consultancy assignments in the region (Romania or Eastern and Central Europe) within the last 5 years The Consultant’s expert team should include key experts (the “Key Experts”) as follows: 1. Key Expert No 1 (Team Leader) should be a solid waste expert with extensive qualification and relevant practical experience in modern regulatory theory and practice in the field, including tariff setting and private sector involvement in the solid waste sector; 2. Key Expert(s) 2 (minimum one): International legal Expert with experience in the solid waste sector with specific understanding of the Romanian practices and contractual law, regarding, among other: local charges, fees and other taxes; 3. Key Expert 3: Local/Regional Financial Advisor with specific experience in the provision of public services in the solid waste sector, including financial regulation/tariff setting and private sector involvement; 4. Key Expert 4 :Local Procurement Expert, with experience in drafting PSC / tender documents and tendering, for public and private operators of public services 5. Key Expert 5: Local Environmental Expert, with general experience in solid waste and specific experience regarding Environment & Safety requirements of EBRD or other international financial institutions. The Key Experts should be fluent in English and Romanian. Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of consultants seeking to be selected, the information submitted should include the following: 1. Company/group of firms’ profile, organisation and staffing (max. 2-4 pages). 2. Details of previous project experience or similar assignments particularly undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contract value, contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided (if different from duration) , main activities, objectives. 3. CVs of key experts who could carry out the Assignment detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments, particularly assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, main activities, objectives. 4. Completed Consultant Declaration Form and Contact Sheet, the template for which is available from the following web-link: http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet.doc. Failure to provide signed Consultant Declaration Form and Contact Sheet may result in disqualification of the applicant from the selection process for this assignment. The expression of interest shall not exceed 25 pages (excluding CVs Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet). The complete expression of interest (including CVs, Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet) should be submitted, in English and in Romanian via email (pdf) to the Client’s contact person, to reach the Client not later than the closing date stated above. One additional copy shall reach the Bank’s contact person by the same closing date. The expression of interest shall be one file (pdf). The Client reserves the right to reject applications of firms submitting more than one file. Only if any limitation on the permissible file size is exceeded, the Consultant may split the expression of interest into further files. Important Notes: 1. The selection will normally be made from responses to this notification only. Consultants will not be asked to submit a proposal. The highest-ranked Consultant will be selected from a shortlist and be invited to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding. 2. The shortlist criteria are as follows: (a) Firm’s previous project experience related to preferably two other similar consultancy assignments in the region (Romania or Eastern and Central Europe) within the last 5 years (25%) (b) Firm’s previous project experience related to technical and financial management, procurement, design and training within solid waste projects in conditions comparable to those of this assignment (25%) (c) CV of Key Experts (50%)

JUDICIAL REFORM - P090309

Ministry of Justice - DIEFP | Published March 9, 2016  -  Deadline March 21, 2016
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Consulting Services For Final Survey Of Actual Experiences With, And Attitudes And Perceptions About Implementation Of Judicial Reforms In Romania REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST ROMANIA JUDICIAL REFORMPROJECT Public Administration, Law and Justice Consulting Services for "Final survey ofactual experiences with, and attitudes and perceptions about implementation of Judicial Reforms inRomania" Loan No. 4811, Project ID No.P090309 CS-4-12-3 The Ministry of Justice has received financing from the World Bank towards the cost ofJudicial Reform Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. The objective of the consulting services ("the Services") is to scientifically survey anappropriate representative sample of experts, courts' users and other stakeholders (such as lawyers) within the courts that havebenefited from the Judicial Reform Project (LN 4811 RO) ?Component A (court rehabilitation), as well as from similar (comparable)courts that did not benefit from the Judicial Reform Project (LN 4811 RO) ? Component A (court rehabilitation), as follows: (1) toassess their actual experiences with, perceptions of and attitudes to, (i) the performance of the judicial system in Romania,specifically, in terms of its efficiency (speed, fairness, affordability, ability of to enforce decisions, etc.), transparency,integrity and professionalism of judiciary personnel; (ii) the current status and achievements of thejudicial reform process; and(2) to enable the Beneficiary to measurethe impact of the Project compared to the main results of other similar surveys (seeSection 2 of ToR). The findings of the survey are expected to inform the relevant policy-makers in Romania so that they can takeaccount of such findings in refining the relevant judicial reformpolicies and their implementation, and assessing theirimpact. The Consultant is expected to carry out the assignment within a period of 9 months, but no later than March, 31st, 2017. Theassignment should be carried out by a Consultant, which should meet the following qualificationrequirements: ·         A company/firm or consortium with demonstrated experience and expertise in the design, implementation and analysis of usersurveys pertaining to the public sector and/or public institutions. At least six(6) years of practical experience in the respectivearea and at least two (2) relevant assignments/projects for the public sector, in the relatedfield(surveys); ·         Capacity to engage a sufficient number of persons (a team) required for a complex assignment; ·         Experience with surveys in the justice sector will be viewed favorably; ·         Relevant regional experience will be viewed favorably. The Consultant is advised to provide the most suitable team of experts to cover the requestedactivities, which shall be composed mainly of the following (i) key experts:  Team leader; Expert in Statistics and Local Legal Expert. The Ministry of Justice now invites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") toindicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they havethe required qualificationsand relevant experience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria are: -       general information: name, status, address, telephone number, faxnumber, year of establishment, contact person for the project, description of the previous expertise in the design, implementation andanalysis of user surveys pertaining to thepublic sector and/or public institutions ofminimum 6 years of practical experience in the respectivearea; -        specificinformation: description of at least two (2) relevant assignments/projects for the public sector, in the related field(surveys); -         information regarding the Consultant's Capacity to engage a sufficient number of persons (a team) required for a complexassignment; -         information regarding the Consultant's experience with surveys in the justice sector; -         information regarding the Consultant's regional experience. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the WorldBank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA CreditsGuidelines: Selection andEmployment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers, May 2004, Revised October 1,2006 & May 1, 2010 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forththe World Bank's policy on conflict of interest.  In addition, please refer to thefollowing specificinformation on conflict of interest related to this assignment: "Bank policy requires that consultants provideprofessional, objective, and impartial advice and at all times hold the client's interests paramount, without any consideration forfuture work, and that in providing advice they avoid conflicts with other assignments and their own corporate interests.Consultants shall not be hired for any assignment that would bein conflict with their prior or current obligations to otherclients,or that may place them in a position of being unable to carry out theassignment in the best interest of the Borrower.Without limitation on the generality of the foregoing, consultants shall not be hired under the circumstances set forth below: (a)  Conflict between consulting activities and procurementof goods, works, or nonconsulting services (i.e., servicesother thanconsulting services covered by these Guidelines ): A firm that has been engaged by the Borrower to provide goods, works,or non-consulting services for a project, or any affiliate that directly or indirectly controls, is controlled by, or is undercommon control with that firm, shall be disqualified from providing consulting services resulting from or directly related to thosegoods, works, or non-consulting services. Conversely, a firm hired to provide consulting services for the preparation (before Loaneffectiveness) or implementation of a project, or any affiliate that directly or indirectly controls, is controlled by, or is undercommon control with that firm, shall be disqualified from subsequently providing goods, works, or services (other than consultingservices covered by these Guidelines) resulting from or directly related to the consulting services for such preparation orimplementation. This provision does not apply to the various firms (consultants, contractors, or suppliers) which together areperforming the Contractor's obligations under a turnkey or design and build contract. (b)  Conflict among consulting assignments: Neither consultants (including their personnel and sub-consultants), nor anyaffiliate that directly or indirectly controls, is controlled by, or is undercommon control with that firm, shall be hired for anyassignment that, by its nature, may be in conflict with another assignment of the consultants. As an example, consultants assistinga client in the privatization of public assets shall neither purchase, nor advise purchasers of, such assets. Similarly,consultants hired to prepare Terms of Reference (TOR) for an assignment shall not be hired for the assignment inquestion. (c)   Relationship with Borrower's staff: Consultants(including their experts and other personnel, and sub-consultants)that have a close business or family relationship with a professional staff of the Borrower (or of the project implementing agency,or of a recipient of a part of the loan) who are directly or indirectly involvedin any part of: (i) the preparation of the TOR forthe assignment, (ii) the selection process for the contract, or (iii) the supervision ofsuch contract may not be awarded acontract, unless the conflict stemming from this relationship has been resolved in a manner acceptable to the Bank throughout theselection process and the execution of the contract. (d)   A consultant shall submit only one proposal, either individually oras a joint venture partner in another proposal. If a consultant, including a jointventure partner, submits or participates in morethan one proposal, all such proposals shall be disqualified. This does not, however, preclude a consulting firm to participate as asub-consultant, or an individual to participate as a team member, in more than one proposal when circumstances justify and ifpermitted by the RFP." Consultants may associate with other firms to enhance their qualifications.The "association" may takethe form of a Joint Venture or asub consultancy. In case of a Joint Venture (JV), all members of the JV will be evaluated jointlyfor the purpose of short listing and shall be jointly and severally liable for the assignment and shall sign the contract in caseof award is made to that JV group. Sub-consultant'sexperience shall not be taken into account at the time of short-listing.Interested consultants should clearly indicate the structure of their "association" and the duties of the partners and subconsultants in their application. Unclear expression of interests in terms of "in association with" and/or "in affiliation with"and etc. may not be considered for short listing. Keeping one expression of interest per firm as principle, a consultant firm maydecide whether it wishes to participate as a sub consultant or as a partner in a joint venture. Please note that a firm shallsubmit only one Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the same selection process either individually as a consultant or asa partner ina joint venture. No firm can be a sub consultant while submitting an EOI individually or as a partner of a joint venture in thesame selection process. A firm, if acting in thecapacity of sub consultant to any consultant or JV, may participate in more than oneproposal, but only in the capacity of a subconsultant. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Least Cost Selection methodset out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours: 0900 to 1700 hours, local time. Expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below by March 21, 2016, 1700 hours, local time. The Consultant shall submitone original and one copy in the English language in one envelopemarked "Expression of Interest for Consulting Services forFinal survey of actual experiences with,attitudes to and perceptions of implementation of Judicial Reforms in Romania". Expressions of Interest received by e-mail address areaccepted. Ministry of Justice Department for Implementing the Externally Funded Projects ? DIEFP Attn:    Mrs. Adriana Gheorghiu, Procurementspecialist 17 Apolodor St,sector 5, 050741, Bucharest, Romania Tel: +40 037 2041157 Fax: +40 037 204 1092 E-mail: adriana.gheorghiu@just.ro Web site: http://www.just.ro

RAMP - P130202

National Agency for Fiscal Administration | Published December 16, 2015  -  Deadline January 25, 2016
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Information Technology Consultant Country: ROMANIA Name of theProject: RevenueAdministration Modernization Project (RAMP) ProjectID: P130202 LoanNo: 8261 - RO AssignmentTitle: Information Technology Consultant ReferenceNo.(as per Procurement Plan): RAMP/CS/26 The RomanianNational Agency for Fiscal Administration (NAFA) has received a loan from theWorld Bank toward the cost of the Revenue Administration Modernization Project(RAMP), and intends to apply part of the proceeds of this loan for consultingservices aimed at developing its capacity to implementchallenging IT assignments within the Project. RAMP haslaunched a two-stage procurement for the supply and installation of aRevenueManagement System (RMS), which would be the core procurement under RAMP. TheRMS would be based on a Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) solution, supported by ageneric hardware platform, database management systems, and complemented by datamigration from the existing databases. The two-stage procurement process forthe RMS is expected to be finalized by the end of 2016, while the system isexpected to be implemented over 2.5 years. The InformationTechnology Consultant shall provide IT expertise to support the ProjectManagement Unit (PMU) of RAMP in planning, defining and implementing allIT-related activities within the Project. The IT Consultant shall also providetransfer of knowledge to RAMP and NAFA staff on areas of expertise that arerelevant for the implementation of IT contracts. The indicativeduration of the assignment is 18 months, startingwith 2016, as follows: 2016: 6 (six) months 2017: 6(six) months 2018: 6(six) months The NationalAgency for Fiscal Administration (NAFA) now invites eligible individualconsultants to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interestedconsultants should provide information demonstrating that they have therequired qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The qualificationcriteria are as follows: General Qualifications Universitylevel degree in a relevant technical field (ICT / Engineering); higher degreeswould be an advantage; Provenexperience of at least 10 (ten) years in the design or implementationof atleast 3 (three) complex enterprise level ICT projects; Fluencyin English (spoken and written); Adequacy for theAssignment Professionalexperience in architecting IT systems in the tax administration environment; Demonstratedexperience in at least one established project management method, such as PMBOK,PRINCE2, TEMPO or equivalent, applied in at least 2 (two) complex enterpriselevel ICT projects Experiencein COBIT® 5 governance implementation would be considered an advantage; Consultants mustprovide the CVs (in World Bank format) with all relevant information indicatingthat they are qualified to perform the services. Other materials as:description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions etc, canbe presented and attached to the CV. Consultants willbe selected in accordance with the procedure of "Selection of individualconsultants" set out in the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employmentof Consultants under IBRD Loans & IDA Credits & Grants by World BankBorrowers - January 2011 ("Consultant Guidelines"). According to theseprovisions, in case the individual consultants are proposed by firms,only theexperience and qualifications of individuals shall be used in the selectionprocess; their employer's experience shall not be taken into account. The attention ofinterested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the Consultant Guidelines,setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. The Expressionsof Interest must be delivered by email to ramp.anaf@mfinante.ro or ina writtenform to the address below with the subject: "Expression of Interest for InformationTechnology Consultant ?RAMP/CS/26" due by 17.00 hrs local time onJanuary 25th,2016. National Agency for FiscalAdministration RAMP Project Management Unit To the attention of Mrs. Daniela Manoli, Projectmanager 17, Apolodor Street 050741, Sector 5, Bucharest Romania Tel: +4021387 20 57 Fax: +4021319 96 71 E-mail: ramp.anaf@mfinante.ro

JUDICIAL REFORM - P090309

Ministry of Justice - DIEFP | Published August 12, 2015  -  Deadline September 15, 2015
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Consulting Services For The Elaboration Of The Main Design Guide For Courthouses REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST ROMANIA JUDICIAL REFORM PROJECT Public Administration, Law and Justice CONSULTING SERVICES FOR THE ELABORATION OF THE MAIN DESIGNGUIDE FOR COURTHOUSES Loan No. /Credit No. 4811, Project ID No. P090309 QCBS No: #IBRD4811RO-MOJ/CS1-4 The Ministry of Justice has received financing from theWorld Bank towards the cost of JudicialReform Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. The objective of the consulting services ("the Services") is to develop uniform space planning and design standards for Romanian courthouses, based on internationalpractice and in accordance with the provisions of Romanian legislation. To achieve the objectives of the assignment the Consultantshall develop design standards for theRomanian judiciary, adapting international standards to Romanian practice respectively: Standard Detailed Design Theme and Courts MainDesign Guide comprising 4 separate design guides: Design guide for courthouses, Design guide for court rooms;Ergonomics Guide related to specific workstations of courthouses and Design of furniture for courthouses; The Consultant is expected to carry out the assignment within 10months. The assignment should be carried out by a Consultant, which should meet the following qualificationrequirements: ·        A company or Joint Venture with relevant expertise inthe area ofbuildings design including their related infrastructure, with a minimum 10 years of demonstrated experience in the field of civilworks and with the ability to engage a multi-disciplinary team required for such a complex and time-boundassignment; ·        Architectural design experience for the Justice System in atleast 2 previous design projects for judicial institutions; ·        The following will be considered advantages: 1. Demonstratedtrack record in conducting assessments on a similar scale (i.e. design standardization project for buildings assigned for public orprivate use), 2.relevant experience of conducting similar assessments for public institutions in EU member states orcandidate/potential candidate countries, 3. Architectural design experience for the Romanian Justice System in at least 2 previouscourts design projects; The Consultant is advised to provide the most suitable team of experts to cover therequested activities, whichshall be composed mainly of the following (i) key experts: Main Architect/Team leader and Civil Engineer and (ii) non-key experts: Architect,Building Restauration Architect, Landscape Architect, Furniture Design Architect, Structural Civil engineer, Electricalinstallations engineer, Sanitary installations engineer (water and sewerage), Gas installations engineer, HVAC (Thermo?ventilation) systemsengineer,  IT&C engineer and (iii) a pool of other non-keyexperts, with previous experience in the fields of: fire protection, video surveillance, security systems, health and safety, greenenergy, energetic certificate, structures, topographical, legal. The Ministry of Justice now invites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") toindicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they havethe required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteriaare: -         general information: name, status, address, telephone number, fax number,year of establishment, contact person for the project, description of the previous expertise in the construction field of minimum10 years; -          specificinformation: description of at least 2 previous design projects implemented forjudicial institutions proving the Consultant'sexperience in architectural design for the Justice System; demonstrated track record in conducting assessments on a similar scale,including for public institutions in EU member states or candidate/potential candidate countries; -         information regarding the Consultant's architectural design experience forthe Romanian Justice System experience (description of at least 2 previous courts design projects); -         information proving the Consultant's ability to engage amulti-disciplinary team required for such a complex and time-bound assignment. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank'sGuidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA CreditsGuidelines: Selection andEmployment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers, May 2004, Revised October 1, 2006 & May1, 2010 ("Consultant Guidelines"), settingforth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest.  In addition, please refer tothe following specific information onconflict of interest related to this assignment: "Bank policy requires that consultants provide professional,objective, and impartial advice and at all times hold the client's interests paramount, without any consideration for future work,and that in providing advice they avoid conflicts with other assignments and their own corporate interests. Consultants shall notbe hired for any assignment that would be in conflict with their prior or current obligations to other clients, or that may placethem in a position of being unable to carry out the assignment in the best interest of the Borrower. Without limitation onthegenerality of the foregoing, consultants shall not be hired under thecircumstances set forth below: (a)  Conflict between consulting activities and procurement of goods, works, or nonconsulting services (i.e.,services other than consulting services covered by these Guidelines ):A firm that has been engaged by the Borrower to providegoods, works,or non-consulting services for a project, or any affiliate that directly or indirectly controls, is controlled by, oris under common control with that firm, shall be disqualified from providing consulting services resulting from or directly relatedto those goods, works, or non-consulting services. Conversely, a firm hired to provide consulting services for the preparation(before Loan effectiveness) or implementation of a project, or any affiliate that directly or indirectly controls, is controlledby, or is under common control with that firm, shall be disqualified from subsequently providing goods, works, or services (otherthan consulting services covered by these Guidelines) resultingfrom or directly related to the consulting services for suchpreparation or implementation. This provision does not apply to the various firms (consultants, contractors, or suppliers) whichtogether are performing the Contractor's obligations under a turnkey or design and build contract. (b)  Conflict among consulting assignments: Neither consultants (including their personnel and sub-consultants), norany affiliate that directly or indirectly controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with that firm, shall be hired forany assignment that, by its nature, may be in conflict with another assignment of the consultants. As an example, consultantsassisting a client in the privatization of public assets shall neither purchase, noradvise purchasers of, such assets. Similarly,consultants hired to prepare Terms of Reference (TOR) for an assignment shall not be hired for the assignment in question. (c)  Relationship with Borrower's staff: Consultants (including their experts and other personnel, andsub-consultants) that have a close business or family relationship with a professional staff of the Borrower (or of the projectimplementing agency, or of a recipient of a part of the loan) who are directly or indirectly involved in any part of: (i) thepreparation of the TOR for the assignment, (ii) the selection process for the contract, or (iii) the supervision of such contractmay not be awarded a contract, unless the conflict stemming from this relationship has been resolved in a manneracceptable to theBank throughout the selection process and the execution of the contract. (d)   A consultant shall submit only one proposal, either individuallyor as a joint venture partner in another proposal. If a consultant, including a joint venture partner, submits or participates inmore than one proposal, all such proposals shall be disqualified. This does not, however, preclude a consulting firm to participateas a sub-consultant, or an individual to participate as a team member, in more than one proposal when circumstances justify and ifpermitted by the RFP." Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or asubconsultancy to enhance their qualifications. The "association" may take the form of a Joint Venture or a sub consultancy. In case of a Joint Venture(JV), all members of the JV will be evaluated jointly for the purpose of short listing and shall be jointly and severally liablefor the assignment and shall sign the contract in case of award is made to that JV group. Sub-consultant's experience shall not betaken into account at the time of short-listing. Interested consultants should clearly indicate the structure of their"association" and the duties of the partners and sub consultants in their application. Unclear expression of interests in terms of"in association with" and/or "in affiliation with" and etc. may not be considered for short listing. Keeping one expression ofinterest per firm as principle, a consultant firm may decide whether it wishes to participate as a sub consultant or as a partnerin a joint venture. Please note that a firm shall submit only one Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the same selection processeither individually as a consultant or as a partner in a joint venture. No firm can be a sub consultant while submitting an EOIindividuallyor as a partner of a joint venture in the same selection process. A firm, if acting in the capacity of sub consultant to any consultant or JV, may participate in more than oneproposal, but only in the capacity of a sub consultant. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality and Cost based Selectionmethod set out inthe Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours: 0900 to1700 hours, local time. Expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below bySeptember 15, 2015, 1700 hours, local time. The Consultant shallsubmit one original and one copy in the English language in one envelope marked "Expression of Interest for Consulting Services forthe elaboration of the Main Design Guide for courthouses". Expressions of Interest received by e-mail address areaccepted. Ministry of Justice Department for Implementing the Externally Funded Projects ? DIEFP Attn:    Mrs. Cornelia Munteanu, procurementspecialist Mrs. Adriana Gheorghiu,procurement specialist 17 Apolodor St,sector 5, 050741, Bucharest, Romania Tel: +40 037 2041157 Fax: +40 037 204 1092 E-mail: cmunteanu2@just.ro;adriana.gheorghiu@just.ro; Web site:http://www.just.ro

INTEG NUTRIENT POLLUTION CONTROL - P093775

Ministry of Environment and Climate Change | Published August 13, 2015  -  Deadline August 28, 2015
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Consulting Services For Promotion Of Best Practices And Financial Instruments For Nitrate Directive Compliance Among Potential Beneficiaries REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTANT SERVICES) ROMANIA INTEGRATED NUTRIENT POLLUTION CONTROL PROJECT Consulting services for Promotionof best practices and financial instruments for Nitrate Directive complianceamong potential beneficiaries ? 02/FBS/2015 Loan No.4873-RO TFNo.058040-RO Project ID No. P093775 The Government of Romania has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the IntegratedNutrient Pollution Control Project. The overall development objectiveof theProject is to support the Government of Romania to meet the EU NitratesDirective requirements by reducing nutrient discharges to water bodies,promoting behavioral change at the communal level and strengtheninginstitutional and regulatory capacity. A public awareness program aimed to increaseunderstanding of the environmentally sound agricultural practices anddisseminate good agricultural practices for water and soil protectionhas to beimplemented as part of the project. During the life ofthe project four public awareness campaigns were supposed to be carried out: 1)     A national public awarenesscampaign ?  implemented between2009-2012; 2)     A river basin level publicawareness campaign ?implemented between 2012-2014; 3)      Disseminating the Project's benefits at nationallevel  campaign ?implemented  during2014-2015 inorder to replicate theproject interventions in other similar areas within Romania; 4)     Promotionof best practices and financial instruments for Nitrate Directive complianceamong potential beneficiaries ? to beimplemented in 2016. The overall objectiveof these consulting services is disseminate the best practices regarding theimplementation on Nitrate Directive requirements and to promote among potentialbeneficiaries the financial instruments which will be available for actions tobe implemented under Nitrate Directive. The Consultant may be a company withexperience in designing and undertaking public awareness programs, includingevents organization, media and on -line campaigns. Experience in undertakingpublic awareness programs on environment and agriculture topics will representan advantage. The Ministry of Environment, Water and Forests now invites eligibleconsultants to indicate their interest in providing Consulting services for promotion of bestpractices and financial instruments for Nitrate Directive compliance amongpotential beneficiaries.Interested consultantsmust provide accurate information indicating that they are qualified to performthe services, respectively: -        generalinformation: corebusiness and years in business, address, contacts, number and countryofregistration; domains of expertise, presentation of services provided,references; documents indicating consultant profit and turnover for the last 3years; -        specificinformation ofthe consulting firm experience in the field of the assignment (presentation of the designed and implementedlargenational public awareness campaigns ; presentation of the designed andimplemented events (workshops, trainings, conferences targeting differentgroups: national and local publicadministration, mass media, NGOs etc); presentation ofthe designed and implemented national and local media campaigns (radio spots,TV shows at national and local level , press releases, press conferences, cover-stories and interviews, articles in national and local press etc) -        information regarding theavailability of appropriate specialized staff for the assignment: descriptionof the team proposed to carry out the assignment, qualifications, expertise andyears of professional expertise; -         Consultants may associate toenhance their qualifications.The "association"may take the form of a Joint Venture or a sub consultancy. In case ofa JointVenture (JV), all members of the JV will be evaluated jointly for thepurposeof short listing and shall be jointly and severally liable for the assignmentand shall sign the contract in case of award is made to that JV group.Interested consultants should clearly indicate the structure of their"association" and the duties of the partners and sub consultants in theirapplication. Unclear expression of interests in terms of "in association with"and/or "in affiliation with" and etc. may not be considered for shortlisting.Keeping one expression of interest per firm as principle, a consultant firm maydecide whether it wishes to participate as a sub consultant or as an individualconsultant or as a partner in a joint venture. Please note that a firm shallsubmit only one EOI in the same selection process either individuallyas aconsultant or as a partner in a joint venture. No firm can be a sub consultantwhile submitting an EOI individually or as a partner of a joint venture in thesame selection process. A firm, if acting in the capacity of sub consultant inany consultant or JV, may participate in more than one consultant, but only inthe capacity of a sub consultant." The Consulting firm will be selected using FBS (SelectionUnder a Fixed Budget)method inaccordance with theprocedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines:Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers  (May2004). Interested consultants may obtain further information atthe address below during office hours, from Monday to Thursday - 0900to 1600 hours and Friday - 0900 to 1400hours. Expressions of interest must be written in Englishlanguage and have to be delivered to the address below by August 28 , 2015, 1300hours, local time. Expressionsof Interest received bye-mail are accepted. Ministry of Environment, Waterand Forests Integrated Nutrient PollutionControl Project Management Unit Attn: Mrs. Naiana MILEA, PMU Director Mrs. Manuela CIUTAC procurementspecialist 12, LibertatiiBlvd., Sector 5 City: Bucharest ZIP Code: 040129 Country: Romania Tel:+40-21-408-95-65 Fax: +40-21-317-04-03 E-mail: manuela.udroiu@mmediu.ro

R2CF Valcea Water - Implementation Support for Green Energy Component

 | Published June 5, 2015  -  Deadline July 14, 2015
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Executing Agency (Client): SC Apavil SA Ramnicu Valcea The Client Contact Person: Mr Mihai Pradatu Sef Departament Tehnic Dezvoltare SC Apavil SA Valcea str. Carol 3-5, 240539, Ramnicu Valcea, Romania Phone: +40 756 207 543 Fax: +40 250 738 903 Email: mihai.pradatu@apavil.ro The EBRD Contact Person: Olesya Kerridge European Bank for Reconstruction and Development One Exchange Square London EC2A 2JN Tel: + 44 20 7338 6895 E-mail: kerridgo@ebrd.com Assignment Description: In October 2012, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “EBRD” or the “Bank”) signed the R2CF Valcea Water Project (the “Project”) with SC Apavil SA Ramnicu Valcea (the “Company”). The Bank’s loan of EUR 13.85 million to the Company is to co-fund an EU approved investment programmeof EUR 104.25 million designed to improve water and wastewater services in the county of Valcea in line with relevant EU directives, which is expected to result in significantly reduced water losses, optimised operating costs and expanded water supply and wastewater collection and treatment services. The loan comprises a tranche from the Bank, and a tranche funded by the Green Energy Special Fund (“GESF”) administered by the Bank. The key objective of the Project is to develop a sustainable water and wastewater system in the county of Valcea by improving the quality of the existing services and reducing the negative impact of wastewater discharges in line with EU standards. Energy efficiency components of the Project are expected to substantially improve the production efficiency of the Company by cutting energy costs and its environmental sustainability by reducing carbon emission by at least 6,000 tonnes/year. The objective of the GESF sub-component of the Project (the “GESF Sub-project”) is to improve the energy efficiency of Valcea water and wastewater operations. The Client intends to engage a consultant (the “Consultant”)to facilitate the timely and effective implementation of the GESF Sub-project by ensuring the GESF-funded components are well-prepared technically and tendered and contracted effectively. This will include support to the Company with design, procurement and disbursement, and environmental and social (E&S) requirements. In addition, the Consultant shall prepare a Feasibility Study which shall assess the economic viability for the development, implementation, and operation of a biogas based electricity generation facility based on the sludge and similar waste managed by the Company. The Consultant shall undertake the following tasks, inter alia: Provide support to the PIU of the Company for contract procurement, award and administration; Design and preparation of Technical Specifications; Oversee all activities and ensure that all procurement is carried out in accordance with EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules; Prepare the Feasibility Study for the development, implementation, and operation of biogas based electricity generation; Provide contract administration support; Supervise the works contracts and administration of the supply of goods contracts; Arrange timely disbursement under the contracts; Develop an exit strategy. You can access the full Terms of Reference for this Assignment here. 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 mid 2015 and has an estimated overall duration of 16 months. Maximum Cost Estimate for the Assignment: USD 298,955 (exclusive of VAT). The Consultant must determine whether any indirect taxes/VAT are chargeable on the proposed services and state the basis for such. If any indirect taxes/VAT are payable, the Client will have to pay indirect taxes/VAT element to the services directly to the Consultant unless otherwise agreed. Eligibility: Eligibility is restricted to firms registered in Taiwan and the experts proposed must be of Taiwanese nationality. However, up to 30% of the total funds available for the assignment may be used to finance the services of other international and/or local experts. Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant should have previous project experience in design, administration and supervision of and procurement for similar HPPs, as well as in preparation of feasibility studies for the development, implementation, and operation of biogas based electricity generation. . Consultant’s team should include the following key experts (whose expertise can be supplemented by ad hoc/short-term support of experts in other disciplines as required) : “GESF Project” Manager; Hydroelectric Power Plants Design Engineer (Design); Biogas Power Plant Design Engineer; Financial Specialist; IFI Procurement and Contracts Specialist; Construction Supervision/FIDIC Engineer(s); Local Environmental and Social Specialist. The Consultant’s team will also include Administrative Assistant (s)/Translator(s). It is expected that the Consultant will engage a sufficient number of local engineers to support the international consultants (if applicable) in engineering supervision of multiple construction/works contracts. All experts should preferably have 7 years of experience of the activity for which they are proposed, including without limitation: have design and “GESF Project” management experience gained in countries with climatic conditions similar to the “GESF Project” sites; have construction and supply experience gained in countries with climatic conditions similar to the “GESF Project” sites; have experience in design of Micro Hydroelectric Power Plants and Biogas Power Plants; have experience in: (i) planning and design activities; (ii) assistance with planning and design activities; (iii) project management; (iv) project management assistance; (v) engineering; (vi) procurement of goods, works and services; have a good knowledge of procedures and rules of procurement of international financial institutions (or equivalent), such as the World Bank, or EBRD, and in FIDIC and/or World Bank/EBRD contractual arrangements; have a good knowledge of requirements of Romania legislation concerning construction, environment, health and safety, civil law applicable to the and public finance issues; good knowledge of the Romanian incentive schemes for renewable energy production and CO2 emissions. All members of the Consultant’s team should be fluent in English. The Consultant’s team should include experts fluent in Romanian. Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants seeking to be selected, the information submitted shall include the following: (a) brief overview of the firm/group of firms including company profile, organisation and staffing; (b) details of similar experience of firm or group of firms and related assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contract value, contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, percentage carried out by consultant in case of association of firms or subcontracting, main activities, objectives; (c) CVs of key experts who could carry out the Assignment detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments, particularly assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, main activities, objectives. (d) Completed Contact Sheet, the template for which is available from the following web-link: http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet.doc The expression of interest shall not exceed 25 pages (excluding CVs, Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet). Failure to provide the duly completed and signed Consultant Declaration may result in the applicant being disqualified from the selection process One original and one copy of the expression of interest, in English and in Romanian, shall be submitted to the Client in an envelope marked “EXPRESSION OF INTEREST for R2CF VALCEA WATER - IMPLEMENTATION SUPPORT FOR GREEN ENERGY COMPONENT”, to reach Client not later than the Closing Date specified in this notice. One further electronic copy in English and Romanian should be submitted to the EBRD’s contact person by the same due date. Important Notes: The selection will normally be made from responses to this notification only. Consultants will not be asked to submit a proposal. The highest-ranked Consultant will be selected from a shortlist and be invited to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding. 2. Shortlisting criteria and respective weightings are: Firm’s previous project experience in design, administration and supervision of similar HPPs (30%) Firm’s previous project experience in preparation of feasibility studies for the development, implementation, and operation of biogas based electricity generation (10%) Firm’s previous project experience in procurement for similar HPPs (20%) CVs of key staff: GESF Project Manager, HPP Design Engineer, Biogas Power Plant Design Engineer, Procurement Expert, Financial Expert (40%)

Galati Urban Transport Rehabilitation Project - Commercialisation of Local Road and Transport Services

 | Published November 11, 2015  -  Deadline December 9, 2015
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Executing Agency (Client): The City of Galati (the City) Project Description: The City of Galati, with a population of 250,000, is a significant commercial and industrial centre in southeast Romania, with the local economy related to steel processing (ArcelorMittal), ship manufacturing (Damen Shipyards) and adjacent industries. Galati has about 345 kilometres of streets in total. The City has already completed the first phase of the urban infrastructure upgrade with a total amount of about EUR 14 million, co-financed from the European Regional Development Fund; however, there are still investments needs in the urban transport sector and related infrastructure. The City of Galati (the City or the Client) has requested the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the EBRD or the Bank) to provide funding for the modernisation of urban roads and for an upgrade to related road and public transport management measures. The Bank is providing a RON 100 million (or EUR 22.6 m equivalent) to the Municipality of Galati, to finance key investments in the urban transport sector and related infrastructure. The Project’s objectives are to enhance the quality of public transport services and mobility of the citizens of Galati. The Project will finance the rehabilitation and performance-based maintenance arrangements of about 15 kilometres of streets, which are priority investments according to the City’s urban development plan. In addition, the Project will finance the acquisition of trolley-buses and the introduction of an automated fare collection system, both of which designed to improve the attractiveness of public transport for users. Assignment Description: The City requires experienced urban road specialists to support the delivery of improved road commercialisation measures in Galati. The City will engage a consultant (the Consultant) to assist with preparing an approach to local road commercialisation that seeks to derive value and revenues from its basic public road infrastructure based on the ‘user-pays principle’. The objective of the assignment is to provide the City with the design of a multi-year road maintenance plan, a road user charge scheme for HGV and other delivery fleets, a coordinated permit scheme for Galati’s streets and roads, and a parking fund in order to maximise the available resources for maintenance of the city’s road infrastructure for users. The Consultant's tasks will involve a mixture of discussions with the City, elaboration of documentation, and dialogue with various stakeholders within the private sector (logistics companies, merchants, others), the City and within the utility industry active in Galati street environment. The expert team will be highly experienced and skilled at managing multiple stakeholders and their diverse range of interests. The Consultant's tasks will include but not be limited to: Review the status of of road maintenance planning and funding and determine the optimal level of regular funding (from local, regional and national sources) needed to maintain the entire road network at good condition on a sustainable basis Support the City with commercialisation of the public transport company Develop road maintenance plan Develop integrated permit scheme Develop HGVs and delivery truck scheme for user charges Assist with parking fund creation Provide training support during system start-up phase. 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 2016 and has an estimated overall duration of 12 months. Maximum Budget available for the Assignment: EUR 200,000 (exclusive of VAT). The Consultant must determine whether any indirect taxes/VAT are chargeable on the proposed services and state the basis for such. If any indirect taxes/VAT are payable, the Client will have to pay indirect taxes/VAT element to the services directly to the Consultant unless otherwise agreed. Funding Source: 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 Romania or consultancy firms of Romania. Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant shall be responsible for mobilisation of qualified engineers, technicians and other professional staff with the proven experience in the administrative management, procurement, design and supervision of similar construction works and acquiring of equipment for water and wastewater rehabilitation projects in comparable conditions. The Consultant shall demonstrate: Approximately 7 years of experience in similar assignments; Experience in in countries with similar environment (climatic, social, administrative and cultural) conditions; Experience in implementation of projects financed by Multilateral Development Banks or IFIs, Experience in road and street management in urban settings, and with specific experience on at least two other related consultancy contracts within the last 5 years. The Consultant will provide a team of Key experts with very good command of English with specific expertise as follows: Team Leader with background in transport planning and / or civil engineering; Public transport institutional expert with experience in road commercialisation projects; IT expert with experience of impementation of road transport systems; Legal experts, with specific understanding of the Romanian practices and contractual law regarding local road-related charges, fees and other taxes. It is expected that the Consultant will engage a sufficient number of local experts to enable the proper interaction with the City and with the local business environment. Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants to be shortlisted, the information submitted should include the following: (a) brief overview of the firm/group of firms including company profile, organisation and staffing; (b) details of similar experience of firm or group of firms and related assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contract value, contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, percentage carried out by consultant in case of association of firms or subcontracting, main activities, objectives; (c) CVs of key experts who could carry out the Assignment detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments, particularly assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, main activities, objectives. (d) Completed 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 (e) 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 CVs and contact sheet). One original and one copy of the expression of interest, in English, shall be submitted to the Client in an envelope marked “Galati Urban Transport Rehabilitation Project - Commercialisation of Local Road and Transport Services”, to reach Client not later than 15:00 at time (Romanian time). One further electronic should be submitted to the EBRD’s contact person by the same due date. The Client Contact Person: Mr Costel Hanta Director, Municipality of Galati Domneasca Str. 38, Galati, 800008, Romania Email: hanta.c@primaria.galati.ro Phone: +40 236 323136 The EBRD Contact Person: Larissa Gosling European Bank for Reconstruction and Development One Exchange Square, London EC2A 2JN Tel: + 44 20 7338 6338 Fax: +44 20 7338 7451 E-mail: GoslingL@ebrd.com Important Notes: 1. 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. Evaluation criteria and respective weightings are: (a) Firm’s experience in implementation of similar assignments in countries with similar environment (20%) (b) Firm’s experience in implementation of projects financed by Multilateral Development Banks or IFIs (20%) (c) Firm’s experience in road and street management in urban settings (20%) (d) Qualifications and experience of Key experts based on their CVs (40%).

INTEG NUTRIENT POLLUTION CONTROL - P093775

Ministry of Environment, Water and Forests | Published June 27, 2016  -  Deadline July 11, 2016
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Consultancy Services For Design And Implementation Of A Program For Dissemination Of Biogas Technology Using Animal Waste REQUEST FOREXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST ROMANIA INTEGRATEDNUTRIENT POLLUTION CONTROL PROJECT Consultancy Services for Design and Implementation of a Program for Dissemination of BiogasTechnologyusing animal waste Loan No.4873-RO TF No.058040-RO Project ID No. P093775 Reference no. 36/CQ/2016 TheGovernment of Romania has received financing from the World Bank toward thecost of the Integrated Nutrient Pollution Control Project (INPCP). The overalldevelopment objective of the Project is to support the Government of Romania tomeet the EU Nitrates Directive requirements by reducing nutrient discharges towater bodies, promoting behavioral change at the communal level andstrengthening institutional and regulatory capacity. Partof the proceeds of the Project will be allocated to finance consultancy services for designing and implementing adissemination programon the use of manure waste for producingbiogas and energy, centered on the recentlybuilt pilot biogas facility inSeini. The Consultant is required to design, set upand carry outa program fordissemination of biogas technology through information and applicative trainingactivities, based on the pilot biogas plant in Seini, with the main purpose todemonstrate the feasibility of biogas production and energy cogeneration usingmanure as substrate. In order to achieve the above mentionedobjective, the Consultant shall be responsible for the following phased tasks: PhaseI ?Preparation: design of dissemination program, preparation of the information,training and related support activities. PhaseII-Implementation of dissemination program. PhaseIII ? Closure. The duration of the assignment isestimated to 8 months: 1 month for accomplishing phase I of the consultingservices; 6,5 months for phase II and 0,5 months for phase III. Interestedconsultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to performthe services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience insimilar conditions, general qualifications and number of key staff, and soforth). TheConsultantshould be aspecialized firm, an education institution, a research and developmentinstitute, university, NGO or association of such firms. The consultant should haveproven training experience in the field of environment protection andbiogastechnologies areas. TheConsultant should demonstrate a relevant general professional experience of atleast 5 years, and a proven experience of at least two similar types ofassignments involving theoretical and practical training activities regardingenvironmental protection and biogas technologies areas. It is recommended thattheConsultant provide key personnel with proven practical experience as detailedbelow. Team leader/project manager havinguniversity degree, relevanttraining undertaken in Project Management, at least 5 years of trainingexperience, previous experience as Team Leader/Project Manager in at least twosimilar projects, good reporting skills, good written and oral communicationskills in Romanian, experience in similar assignments related to biogastechnologies/plants being considered a plus. Two experts in development and implementationof training programs having university degree, relevant training oftrainers course undertaken, at least 3 years of experience in designing andconducting training programs, previousexperience in at least two similar projects, goodwritten and oral communication skills inRomanian. Onebiogas experthaving university degree,3 years of relevant experience in the field of design/construction/operation ofthe biogas facilities, sound knowledge on anaerobic digestionarea;experience in orknowledge of thecurrent Romanianenvironmental legislation and procedures as well as of the international, EUenvironmental policies in the particular field, sound knowledge on practicalaspects on green certificatesobtaining and trading, good written and oral communication skills. One expert in events management having at least3 years experience indeveloping, managing, organizing and supervising nationwide events, previousexperience in at least twosimilar projects, good written and oral communication skills. One expert in communication activities (graphicdesigner) having at least 3 years experience in creating graphics primarily for published,printed and/or electronic media, such as brochures and advertising, ability towork with multiple software programs, previousexperience in at least two similar projects, goodwritten and oralcommunication skills. TheMinistry of Environment, Water and Forests now invites eligible consultants toindicate their interest in providing services related to Consultancy services forDesign and Implementation of aProgram for Dissemination of BiogasTechnology using animal waste. The Expressions of Interest mustprovide information indicating that the Consulting firm is qualified to performthe above-mentioned services, respectively: generalinformation: core business andyears in business, address, contacts, number and country of registration;presentation of services provided, references - 25 pct; specific information: description ofprevious similar projects  proving the experiencein similar types of assignments, involving: training experience in the field ofenvironment protection and  biogastechnologies areas; relevant general professional experience of at least 5years, and a proven experience of at least two similar types of assignmentsinvolving theoretical and practical training activities regarding environmentalprotection and/biogas technologies areas-40 pct; information regarding the availabilityof appropriate specialized staff for the assignment: description of the teamproposed to carry out the assignment, qualifications and expertise ofkeystaff, years of professional expertise - 35 pct. Consultants may associateto enhance their qualifications. The "association" may take the form of a JointVenture or a sub-consultancy. In case of a Joint Venture (JV), all members ofthe JV will be evaluated jointly for the purpose of short listing andshall bejointly and severally liable for the assignment and shall sign the contract incase of award is made to that JV group. Interested consultants shouldclearly indicate the structure of their "association" and the duties of thepartners and sub-consultants in their application. Unclear expressionofinterests in terms of "in association with" and/or "in affiliation with" etc.may not be considered for short listing. Keeping one expression of interest perfirm as principle, a consultant firm may decide whether it wishes toparticipate as a sub-consultant or as an individual consultant or as a partnerin a joint venture. Please note that a firm shall submit only one Expression ofInterest in the same selection process either individually as a consultant oras a partner in a joint venture. No firm can be a sub-consultant whilesubmitting an EOI individually or as a partner of a joint venture in the sameselection process. A firm, if acting in the capacity of sub consultant in anyconsultant or JV, may participate in more than one consultant, but only in thecapacity of a sub consultant." The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.11of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants byWorld Bank Borrowers,  edition May 2004 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policyon eligibility. TheConsulting firm will be selected using CQS method (Selection Based onConsultant Qualifications) in accordance with the procedures set out in theWorld Bank's Guidelines: Selection andEmployment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers May2004. Interestedconsultants may obtain further information at the address below during officehours, from Monday to Thursday - 900to 1600 hours and Friday ? 900 to 1400hours. Expressionsof interest have to be delivered to the address below, in English or Romanian,by July 11, 2016, 1000 hours, localtime. Expressions of Interestreceived by e-mail address are accepted. Ministry of Environment, Water andForests Integrated Nutrient PollutionControl Project Management Unit Attn: Mrs. NaianaMILEA, PMUDirector Mrs. C?t?lina Criveanu,Senior procurement specialist Mrs.Mihaela Ilina, Procurementspecialist 12, Libertatii Blvd., Sector 5, 2nd Floor, Room304B City:Bucharest ZIP Code: 040129 Country:Romania Phone: + 40-21-408-95-65. Fax: +40-21-317-04-03 E-mail: catalina.criveanu@mmediu.ro, mihaela.ilina@mmediu.ro

INTEG NUTRIENT POLLUTION CONTROL - P093775

Ministry of Environment and Climate Change | Published March 8, 2016  -  Deadline March 23, 2016
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Consultancy Services For Strengthening The Institutional Capacity Of Romanian Authorities To Control The Compliance Interventions For The Eu Nitrate Directive Implementation REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST ROMANIA INTEGRATED NUTRIENT POLLUTIONCONTROL PROJECT Consultancyservices for strengthening the institutional capacity of Romanian Authoritiesto control the compliance interventions for the EU Nitrate Directiveimplementation LoanNo.4873-RO TF No.058040-RO ProjectID No. P093775 Referenceno. 34/CQ/2016 The Government of Romania has received financingfrom the World Bank toward the cost of the Integrated Nutrient PollutionControl Project (INPCP). The overall development objective of the Project is tosupport the Government of Romania to meet the EU Nitrates Directiverequirements by reducing nutrient discharges to water bodies, promotingbehavioral change at the communal level and strengthening institutional andregulatory capacity. Part of the proceedsof the Project will beallocated to finance consultancy services for strengthening the capacity ofRomania's institutionsresponsible with the monitor/control/enforcementunder the EU Directive 91/676/CEE - Nitrates Directive, by developing/updatingspecific control procedures and by organizing and carrying out of a series oftwo-day training courses in 8 development regions of Romania regarding theprovisions and application of these procedures. In order toachieve the above mentionedobjective, the Consultant shall be responsible for the following phased tasks: Phase 1 ? Developing/updating the control/enforcement procedureson Nitrates Directive (four months); Phase 2 ? organize and carry out 8 sessions of two-day trainingcourses (one session in each of the 8 development regions of Romania)regardingthe provisions of the approved and control procedures ( four months) The duration ofthe assignment is estimated to 8 (eight) months: 4 (four) months foraccomplishing phase 1 of the consulting services, 4 (four) months forthedelivery of the training courses, ? this period does not include the necessarytime between Phase 1 and Phase 2 for the respective institutions to approve thefinal procedures by administrative decisions. The Consultant should be a consultancy company, aneducation institution, a research and development institute or a combinationthereof, with proven experience in planning, advisory and program/projectmanagement services with focus on environment, agriculture and rural sectordevelopment areas. The consultants should also have training experience in thefield of environment, soil and water protection and good agriculturalpractices, with a plus for direct experience in the EU Nitrates Directiveimplementation. The Consultant should demonstrate a relevant generalprofessional experience of minimum 10 years, and a proven experience of atleast two similar types of assignments involving the up-dating of thelegislation, elaborating procedures for the implementation of the legislationand training activities regarding environmental/soil & water protection againstnutrients pollution from agricultural practices. It is recommended that the Consultant provide a teamof trainers with proven practical experience in the above mentioned areas. ?Team leader having experience in coordinatingprojects at national/international level in the field of environment/waterprotection and nutrient management, and with experience in at least 2similarprojects successfully completed in the EU region. ?At least one (1) international expert in developingenvironmental/agricultural legislations with experience in at least 3similarprojects successfully completed in the EU region; ?At least two (2) experts in environmental andagricultural policies legislation having experience of at least 5 years inworking with Nitrates Directive or Water Framework Directive in Romania; one ofthese 2 experts should also have experience in EU Funds and programspreparation and implementation, in particular with experience in the preparationand implementation of PNDR. ?At least one (1) expert in agriculture and manuremanagement having experience of at least 5 years in manure managementpractice,also in techniques regarding the use of organic fertilizers; ?Four (4) trainers in environmental issues with atleast 10 years experience in water and land pollution, manure management, wastemanagement practices, sanitation, wastewater management, environment and waterspermitting and inspection,  environmentallysound agricultural practices; the experts should also have experienceinconducting training programs. TheMinistry of Environment, Water and Forests now invites eligible consultants toindicate their interest in providing services related to Consultancy services forstrengthening the institutional capacity ofRomanian Authorities to monitor and control the compliance interventions forthe EU Nitrate Directive implementation. TheExpressions of Interest must provide information indicating that the Consultingfirm is qualified to perform the above-mentioned services, respectively: general information: core business andyears in business, address, contacts, number and country of registration;presentation of services provided, references - 25 pct; specific information: description ofprevious similar projects  proving the experiencein similar types of assignments, involving: experience in planning, advisoryand program/project management services with focus on environment, agricultureand rural sector development areas; experience in updating of the legislation,elaborating procedures for the implementation of the legislation and trainingactivities regarding environmental/soil & water protection againstnutrients pollution from  agriculturalpractices- 40 pct; information regarding the availabilityof appropriate specialized staff for the assignment: description of the teamproposed to carry out the assignment, qualifications and expertise ofkeystaff, years of professional expertise - 35 pct. Consultants may associate to enhance their qualifications. The "association"may take the form of a Joint Venture or a sub consultancy. In case ofa JointVenture (JV), all members of the JV will be evaluated jointly for thepurposeof short listing and shall be jointly and severally liable for the assignmentand shall sign the contract in case of award is made to that JV group. Interestedconsultants should clearly indicate the structure of their "association" andthe duties of the partners and sub-consultants in their application. Unclearexpression of interests in terms of "in association with" and/or "inaffiliation with" etc. may not be considered for short listing. Keeping oneexpression of interest per firm as principle, a consultant firm may decidewhether it wishes to participate as a sub-consultant or as an individualconsultant or as a partner in a joint venture. Please note that a firm shallsubmit only one Expression of Interest in the same selection process eitherindividually as a consultant or as a partner in a joint venture. No firm can bea sub-consultant while submitting an EOI individually or as a partnerof ajoint venture in the same selection process. A firm, if acting in thecapacityof sub consultant in any consultant or JV, may participate in more than oneconsultant, but only in the capacity of a sub consultant." The attention of interested Consultantsis drawn to paragraph 1.11 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection andEmployment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers,  edition  May 2004("ConsultantGuidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on eligibility. TheConsulting firm will be selected using CQSmethod (Selection Based on Consultant Qualifications) in accordance with theprocedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment ofConsultants by World BankBorrowers May2004. Interested consultants may obtain furtherinformation at the address below during office hours, from Monday to Thursday -900 to 1600hours and Friday ? 900 to 1400 hours. Expressions of interest have to be delivered to theaddress below, in English or Romanian, by March23ed, 2016, 1000 hours, localtime. Expressions of Interest received by e-mail address areaccepted. Ministry of Environment, Waterand Forests IntegratedNutrient PollutionControl Project Management Unit Attn: Mrs. Naiana MILEA, PMU Director Mrs. C?t?linaCriveanu, Senior procurement specialist Mrs. Raluca Mateescu,procurement specialist 12, Libertatii Blvd., Sector 5, 2nd Floor, Room 304 B City:Bucharest ZIP Code: 040129 Country:Romania Phone: + 40-21-408-95-65. Fax: +40-21-317-04-03 E-mail:catalina.criveanu@mmediu.ro, raluca.mateescu@mmediu.ro

Urban Regeneration of the public spaces within residential blocks in the districts Alfa, Faleza Mureș, Confecții, Micălaca, Aurel Vlaicu and City Centre, including the protected area

 | Published December 19, 2016  -  Deadline January 16, 2017
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Supervision of Works for Urban Regeneration of the public spaces within residential blocks in the districts Alfa, Faleza Mureș, Confecții, Micălaca, Aurel Vlaicu and City Centre, including the protected area”

 

The Invitation for expressions of interest follows the General Procurement Notice No. 8364-GPN-48156 for this project which was published in Procurement Opportunities, on the EBRD’s web-site (http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/project.shtml) on July 25, 2016 and in the Supplement to the Official Journal of European Union (OJ/S).

 

The City of Arad intends using the proceeds of the EBRD loan towards the cost of the "Urban Regeneration Plan of the spaces between apartment buildings in the neighbourhoods Alfa, Faleza Mures, Confectii, Micalaca, Vlaicu and Centre, including the protected area of the Arad Municipality" Project.

 

The works will consist of the construction of ground parking and related facilities, respectively sidewalks, sewers, street furniture and green areas.

 

The Project consist in the following:

  • Landscaping of ground parking places - 201.140 mp
  • Landscaping of the sidewalks – 38.121mp
  • Realisation of the rainwater drainage – 12.770ml
  • Landscaping of the recreation areas -  64.652mp
  • Realisation of the vertical signalization – 921 pieces
  • Realisation of the horizontal signalization – transversal markings – 6.660mp; longitudinal markings – 7.630ml
  • Fast parking construction: -  Micalaca 100-200  – 2 pieces;

                                           - Micalaca 300 – 3 pieces;

                                           - Micalaca 500-700 – 1 piece;

                                                          - Alfa – 2 pieces;

 

The works will comprise rehabilitation of the areas between the blocks of flats (parking places, sidewalks and green areas, rainwater drainage), extension of water and sewerage networks, including Specifications, Drawings and Bill of Quantities.

 

The Consultant will be required to undertake the role of the “Engineer” as defined in the FIDIC RED Conditions of Contract as well as to ensure the Independent Construction Supervision in accordance with the legal provisions in this field.

 

The main purpose of this activity is to support the preparation of tender documents, assistance during the tender and supervision of the project's works.

 

The Services  shall include, but not be limited to the following: (a) participation in the preparation of tender documents, assistance during the tender and supervision of the project works; (b) establishment of systems of managerial control for works contract; (c) the Engineer’s administration of Contract, (d) control over estimated works quantities and contract outcome costs, in monitoring the progress of the Works  and technical records; (e) control and acceptance of contractor’s interim and final payment certificates; (f) the acceptance and/or approval of Contractors’ key staff, insurances, guarantees, licenses, programs, method statements, traffic management plans, safety measures,  suppliers and materials for incorporation in the works, the quality assurance and control plans, laboratory provisions and execution of the testing program, subcontractors, plant, equipment and environmental protection; (g) direct supervision of the works and monitoring of progress; (h) the preparation of progress, technical and contractual reports, (i) execution of the  control tests of all materials intended for incorporation into permanent works and the all executed works, (j) assisting the Municipality in the reporting (technical, financial, environmental, i.e.) to EBRD on administration  of  works contract and other Health and Safety matters .

 

The assignment is expected to start in May 2017 and last about of 60 months (including 24 months for the defect notification period).

 

The contract will be financed 51% from EBRD loan and 49% by the City of Arad and consulting firms from any countries are eligible for shortlisting and selection.

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 (if different from project duration), assignment budget, main activities, objectives.

 

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

 

In order to successfully implement the assignment, it is envisaged that the consultant’s team will consist of the following experts:

  • 1 (one) Team Leader / Resident Engineer - Civil Engineering Degree; minimum 10 years of experience under similar assignments; minimum 1 assignment as Team Leader/ Resident Engineer;
  • 1 (one) Quantities Surveyor - Civil Engineering Degree; minimum 7 years of experience under similar assignments; minimum 1 assignment as Quantities Surveyor;
  • 1 (one) products Quality Surveyor – Degree in Civil Engineering; minimum 7 years of experience under similar assignments, minimum 1 assignment as Products Quality Surveyor;
  • 1 (one) Road Inspector - Authorized in Roads, bridges, tunnels, runways, cable transport, in accordance with State Construction Inspectorate; minimum 5 years of experience under similar assignments (Note: This is the full official expert field according to Romanian Legislation, but the English "Road expert" may be used if it fully covers the same expertise);
  • 1 (one) Water and Wastewater Inspector - Authorized in accordance with State Construction Inspectorate; minimum 5 years of experience under similar assignments;
  • 1 (one) Civil, Industrial and Agricultural Works Inspector - Authorized in accordance with State Construction Inspectorate; minimum 5 years of experience under similar assignments;
  • 1 (one) Electrical Works Inspector - Authorized in accordance with State Construction Inspectorate; minimum 5 years of experience under similar assignments;
  • 1 (one) Inspector authorized in landscaping -  in accordance with the specific regulations provisions; minimum 5 years of experience under similar assignments.

 

The Consultant’s experts to have good knowledge of FIDIC Conditions of Contract – Red Book / IFI Conditions of Contract. The languages of the contract are English and Romanian.

 

Also, the Consultant shall envisage the group of following technical support staff:

  • 1 (one) Traffic Engineer;
  • 1 (one) Health & Safety Expert;
  • 1 (one) Financial Expert;
  • Administrative Staff;

 

Consultant's Profile:

The Consultant should be a firm or a consortium of firms with valid license for at least one member of the consortium for independent construction supervision in accordance with the legal provisions on this field.

 

The Consultant shall simultaneously comply with the following minim requirements:

  • The Consultant shall have experience in minimum 1 (one) contract related to civil constructions in the last 5 (five) years;
  • The Consultant shall have experience in minimum 1 (one) contract related to the supervision of works for putting in place/modernization of public utilities (water/wastewater & lighting) in the last 5 (five) years;
  • The Consultant shall have experience in minimum 1 (one) contract demonstrating knowledge of the local building regulations. 

 

The complete expression of interest (including CVs, Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet) (http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet.doc). should be submitted, in English and Romanian via email (pdf) to the Client's contact person, to reach the Client not later than the closing date 16 January 2017 at 10.00 am local time. The expression of interest shall be one file (pdf). The Client reserves the right to reject applications of firms submitting more than one file. Only if any limitation on the permissible file size is exceeded, the Consultant may split the expression of interest into further files. In case of discrepancy, the English language version of the documentation, will prevail.

 

Evaluation criteria of EOIs:

1) Company Profile - 10%, out of which 5% years of experience in the field and  5% backstopping  capacity (number of qualified permanent staff, presence of  local office in the country, availability to qualified experts, etc);

2) Experience - 50%, out of which 25% experience of the Consultant under similar assignments related to urban roads, 15% experience of the Consultant under similar assignments related to urban utilities networks and 10% experience of the Consultant  in the region;

3) Access to qualified experts:  - 40%,

 

To demonstrate access to qualified experts the Consultants shall provide at least once CV for each position required for the implementation of the contract, as indicated above.

Procurement procedure: Procurement of the consultancy services will be conducted through the procedures as specified in the EBRD’s Procurement Policies and Rules (PP&R) dated October, 2014.

 

One shortlist of qualified firms will be prepared on the response to this invitation, after which short-listed firms will be invited to submit their proposals.

 

If the Consultant has been found by a judicial process or other official enquiry to have engaged in any of the Prohibited Practices as defined in the EBRD PP&R, details of the basis for the outcome of such process or enquiry shall be provided with the expression of interest.

 

The Employer reserves the right not to shortlist consulting firms that have been found to have engaged in any of the Prohibited Practices regardless of the results of technical evaluation of the expressions of interest.

 

Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (local time).

Contact name         Mrs. Laura Bocancios

Client                       Municipality of Arad

Address                  Revolutiei Square, no 75, Arad
Email                       lbocancios@primariaarad.ro
Phone:                     0040 257 212 478

Fax:                         0040 257 212 478

RAMP - P130202

National Agency for Fiscal Administration - Project Management Unit | Published September 22, 2016  -  Deadline September 30, 2016
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Training On Romanian Civil Code Country: ROMANIA Name of the Project: RevenueAdministration Modernization Project (RAMP) ProjectID: P130202 LoanNo: 8261 - RO Assignment Title: Training for CivilCode Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): RAMP/CS/9 The Romanian National Agency forFiscal Administration (NAFA) has received a loan from the World Bank toward thecost of the Revenue Administration Modernization Project (RAMP) and intends toapply part of the proceeds for training services aiming to provide specialized NAFA staffwith in-depth knowledgeof the Romanian Civil Code. NAFA now invites eligibleconsulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing theServices. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating thatthey have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform theServices. The short listing criteria are asfollows: Relevantexperience of the firm in the training field (at least threerelevant projects during the last two years) ? 50 points Demonstrated experience of the firm orof the proposed trainers in delivering training on the Romanian CivilCode  ? 50points The attention of interestedConsultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines:Selection and Employment of Consultant under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits &Grant by World Bank Borrowers, from January 2011 ("Consultant Guidelines"),setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. Consultantsmay associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture, association orconsortium that may or maynot be a new legal entity between members who would be jointly and severallyliable for the performance of the contract. The Consultants shouldindicate whether the Expression ofInterest is being submitted as a Joint Venture or otherwise. A Consultant will be selected inaccordance with the Least Cost Selection (LCS)procedure as set out inthe World Bank's Consultant Guidelines. Consultants must provide allinformation indicatingthat they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description ofsimilar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability ofappropriate skills among staff, certificates, recommendations etc.) Expressionsof Interest can be delivered electronically at ramp.anaf@mfinante.ro or in a writtenform to the address below, with the subject line "Expression of Interest for Trainingfor Civil Code ? RAMP/CS/9", by September 30, 2016. National Agency for FiscalAdministration RAMP Project Management Unit To the attention of Mrs. Daniela Manoli,Project Manager 17, Apolodor Street, "Registratura" Entrance 050741, Sector 5, Bucharest,Romania Tel: +4021 387 20 57 E-mail: ramp.anaf@mfinante.ro

INT. NUTRIENT POLLUTION CONTROL (GEF) - P099528

 | Published February 11, 2015
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Consulting Services For The Development Of Technical And Economical Documentation For Investments In Communal Livestock Manure Storage And Handling Systems In 20 Communes Declared Nitrate Vulnerable Contract Award Consultingservices for the development oftechnical and economical documentation for investments in communal livestock manure storage andhandling systems in 20 communes declared Nitrate Vulnerable Zone ? 10/ LCS/2014 Names of all consultants who submitted proposals No. Consultants'names Country of origin 1. SC RomairConsulting SRL Romania 2. SCIntedevelopmentSRL Romania 3. S .CAquaproiect S.A Romania 4. RoughtonInternational Ltd England Technical points assigned to each consultant; No. Consultants'names Country of origin Technical Score 1. SC RomairConsulting SRL Romania 93,74 2. SCIntedevelopmentSRL Romania 90,56 3. S .CAquaproiect S.A Romania 83,90 4. RoughtonInternational Ltd England 83,00 Evaluated prices of each consultant Consultant'Name Evaluated prices(EUR) Prices with VAT(EUR) SC Romair Consulting SRL (Romania) EUR290,955.53 EUR 360,784.85 SC Intedevelopment SRL (Romania) EUR127,500 EUR 158.100 SC Aquaproiect S.A (Romania) EUR 214,419.78 EUR 265,880.52 Roughton International Ltd (England) EUR 158,300 EUR 196,292 Final point ranking of the consultants No. Consultants'names Country of origin Technical Score 1. SC RomairConsulting SRL Romania 93,74 2. SCIntedevelopmentSRL Romania 90,56 3. S .CAquaproiect S.A Romania 83,90 4. RoughtonInternational Ltd England 83,00 Name of the winning consultant and the price, duration, and summaryscope of thecontract Name: S.C.INTERDEVELOPMENT SRL Price: EUR 127,500.00 exclusive of taxes, plus EUR 30,600.00 representing the related VAT, resultingthe total amount of EUR 158,100.00. Duration:  The consultancy assignment is anticipatedto commence within one week from the signing of the contract and to be carried until April 30 2015, for preparation of thetechnical economical documentation from the contract effectiveness date. After that, the consultant will ensure the technical assistance during the construction period until final acceptance of the works. Summary scope ofthecontract: Theobjective of the assignment is the development of the technical and economicaldocumentation required by the Romanian legislation inforce for public investments subject to Minister Order approval, including the designdocumentation at the phases: (i)Feasibility Study and(ii)Technical Projectfor investments in communal manure storageand handlingsystems to promote better management of the livestock and household waste in a number of 20 localities identified as nitratesvulnerable zones (NVZs localities). Ministry of Environment, Waters andForests Project Management Unit ?Integrated Nutrients Pollution Control"

Health Sector Reform - P145174

 | Published September 20, 2016
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Performance Auditing Services Of Public Hospitals With Arrears This notice has been cancelled as of 22-Sep-2016. Please do not respond. QCBS, QBS, FBS, and LCS Contract AwardNotice Scope of Contract: Technical assistance for performance auditing services of publichospitals with arrears ? CS/3/37 withinHealthSector Reform ? Improving Health System Quality and Efficiency Project, IBRD Loan no.8362-RO. Minimum Qualifying Technical Score: 75 Consultants' names JV ofKPMG Romania SRL (Romania), KPMG LLP (UK) & KPMGAsesores SL (Spain) JV ofGrant Thorthon Romania, Grant Thornton Greece & Hammond Bogaru & Associates(Romania) JV ofOxford Policy Managements (UK) and Ernst & YoungSRL and Ernst& Young AssuranceServices, SRL (Romania) JV ofHorvath & Partners Management Consulting SRL, Hospital ConsultingSRL and Seve FinancialConsulting SRL (Romania) [Insert nameof Consultant 5] N/A City/Country Bucharest/ Romania Bucharest/ Romania Oxford / UK Bucharest/ Romania Status: EvaluatedConsultant/Firm EvaluatedConsultant/Firm Awarded Consultant/Firm EvaluatedConsultant/Firm RejectedConsultant/Firm NotEvaluated Reason Technical Score 90.17 92.33 98.17 90.50 Financial Score 41.60 45.20 75.33 100.00 Combined Score 80.46 82.90 93.61 92.40 Criteria SpecificExperience 10,00 8,33 10,00 10,00 Work Plan &Methodology 38,67 40,00 40,00 37,67 Key Experts 41,50 44,00 48,17 42,83 Training - - - - Local input - - - - Price as read out EUR 955,720.00 EUR 879,660.00 USD 571,192.00 EUR 397,600.00 Final Evaluation Price EUR 955,720.00 EUR 879,660.00 USD 571,192.00 (EUR 527,807.45) EUR 397,600.00 Final Negotiated Price - - USD 571,192.00 - Rank 4 3 1 2 Other Shortlisted Consultant(s)/Firm(s) (these will be all that "Proposal submitted=no") Consultants' names JV of BDO LLP (UK) and BDO Romania and Moldova JV of Management 4 health GmbH and Wepos Audit GmbH (Germany) City/Country Suffolk, U.K. Frankfurt, Germany Proposal Submitted: No No

Pitesti Urban Transport - Twinning Partnership

 | Published March 9, 2015  -  Deadline March 30, 2015
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THE NOTICE HAS BEEN AMENDED TO INCLUDE THE REQUIREMENT FOR ROMANIAN AND ENGLISH EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST THE CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST IS 30 MARCH 2015 at 17:00 hours Pitesti time. Public transport in Pitesti (the “City”), a city in central Romania, with a population of 155.4 thousand, an area of 40.7 km2, is provided only by buses. The existing rolling stock and related infrastructure are in a poor condition and incur high maintenance costs. The City’s strategy is to improve urban transport services in Pitesti and align it with EU regulations. In this respect, The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (“EBRD” or the “Bank”) has been asked to finance the modernisation of the bus fleet in the City of Pitesti by Publitrans SA Pitesti (the “Company”), the public transport operator, fully owned by the City (the “Project”). The investment will enable the Company to renew the rolling stock fleet, with 70 new buses which are compliant with EU emissions standards. Alongside the introduction of modern rolling stock and the modernisation effort, there will be two consultancy assignments: (1) a twinning partnership (the current assignment) which will assist the Company to review its existing operations and deliver a new business plan (the “Business Plan”) and a separate assignment, (2) the automated fare collection (“AFC”) consultancy, which will assist the Company to tender and implement a successful AFC system, expected to result in a significant revenue increase by reducing cash leakage inherent in all cash-based ticketing systems. It is anticipated that implementation of these two assignments will substantially complete the transformation of the public transport sector in Pitesti. Publitrans is seeking to retain a consulting firm (the “Consultant”) to act as a ‘twinning partner’ and assist them to deliver a new business plan (the “assignment”). Specifically, the objectives of this assignment are to support Publitrans management to review and deliver the Company’s Business Plan, implement related corporate, financial and operational improvements and amend the public service contract (“PSC”). The Consultant shall work in very close cooperation with the management of the Company in order to assist the Company in the following areas: A. Organisation and finance Adapt and implement an amended PSC between the Company and the City of Pitesti to comply with the EBRD and EU requirements; Support the Company’s management to prepare and implement the Business Plan and improve corporate governance; Deliver services within the framework of the new PSC with the City of Pitesti; Define and implement an activity-based cost-accounting system; Increase the farebox ratio through tariff adjustments and other financial improvement measures deemed necessary, once the new buses are in operation; Collaborate with external consultant (for the parallel assignment) to agree a study regarding best option to implement a new automated fare collection system; B. Operations Give guidance on data collection and analysis, to provide the basis for network and service restructuring in order to meet customers’ demands; Provide assistance with the design of new routes network to be introduced in 2017; Help develop and maintain operational and financial performance indicators; review the planning process, the preparation of bus route time-tables and the work schedules (rosters) for bus drivers C. Marketing Assist with the preparation of a detailed marketing plan (the “Marketing Plan”) that will aim to increase public transport ridership in Pitesti. The Marketing Plan should include a fare policy, the introduction of tourist passes, the distribution of tickets, the promotion via network maps and timetables, leaflets and brochures, advertising, corporate identity, and improvement of the bus stop information. Provide assistance in the preparation and implementation of passenger surveys to be carried out by the Company in order to determine levels of customer satisfaction. D. Management Provide capacity building of the Company’s staff (a key part of the Consultant’s work) through on-the-job assistance, staff-exchanges, workshops, visits and close collaboration. E. Training In addition, the Consultant will arrange formal training aimed at senior and middle-level managers to enable the Company to implement its Business Plan. The Consultant will organise one or more visits, as appropriate, to its premises/installations to illustrate state-of-the-art practices and provide reference points. Selection Process: Interested firms or group of firms are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest. Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in the first quarter of 2015 and has an estimated overall duration of 24 months. Maximum Budget available for the Assignment: EUR 150,000 (exclusive of VAT). The Consultant must determine whether any indirect taxes/VAT are chargeable on the proposed services and state the basis for such. If any indirect taxes/VAT are payable, the Client will have to pay indirect taxes/VAT element to the services directly to the Consultant unless otherwise agreed. Funding Source: 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 Romania or consultancy firms of Romania. Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant shall be a firm, or a group of firms with previous project experience related to: Public transport operating experience in more than one country or forming part of a group with such experience in more than one country, in at least similar sized cities. EU policy and legislative package in the field of urban transport, including AFC Public service contract models for Romanian transport operators. The Consultant’s expert team is expected to include the following key experts: i) a team leader who shall be an appropriately qualified professional with extensive experience in urban public transport and in implementing business plans ii) an expert in public transport management iii) an expert in operations planning iv) an expert in marketing v) an expert in management information systems and cost accounting. All experts need to have extensive job experience in more than one experienced public transport operating company, preferably in more than one country Submission Requirements: Corporate services are required. 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) brief overview of the firm/group of firms including company profile, organisation and staffing; (2) details of previous project experience or similar assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contract value, contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, percentage carried out by consultant in case of association of firms or subcontracting, 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 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 the relevant jurisdiction. The expression of interest shall not exceed 25 pages (excluding CVs and contact sheet). One original and 3 copies of the expression of interest, in Romanian and one copy in English, shall be submitted to the Company in an envelope marked “EXPRESSION OF INTEREST for Pitesti Urban Transport Twinning Partnership”, to reach Company not later than 30 March 2015 at 17:00 hours Pitesti time. One further electronic copy in Romanian and one in English should be submitted to the EBRD’s contact person by the same due date. Company Contact Person: Daniela Torok, Project Manager 2L Depozitelor Street Pitesti City Arges County Romania E-mail: torok.daniela@publitrans2000.ro EBRD Contact Person: Angela Levitsky European Bank for Reconstruction and Development One Exchange Square London EC2A 2JN United Kingdom Tel: + 44 20 7338 6363 E-mail: LevitskA@ebrd.com 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. Evaluation criteria and respective weightings are: (a) firm’s experience with regard to operating a public transport company (30%) (b) firm’s international urban public transport operating experience (15%) (c) experience of lead professional in implementing business plans in urban public transport (15%) (d) qualifications of expert in public transport management (10%) (e) qualifications of expert in operations planning (10%), (f) qualification of expert in marketing (10%), (g) qualification of expert in management information systems and cost-accounting (10%);

Romania: SMART Framework - Benchmarking and Funding Strategy

 | Published February 16, 2017  -  Deadline March 6, 2017
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01/03/2017: Interested parties are invited to consult Clarification Document No. 1 which addresses a number of queries received in connection with this competitive process. http://www.ebrd.com/documents/procurement/67991-clar-doc-no-1.pdf

Programme Description:
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the 'EBRD' or the 'Bank') has developed a EUR 120 million Framework for Sustainable Mobility and Access to Road Transport ('SMART' or the 'Programme') to provide financing for improvement of public transport services and road infrastructure in cities and counties of Romania. Under the Programme it is envisaged that EBRD will provide finance to approximately 10 cities/counties, in loans ranging from EUR 10 million – EUR 25 million. The loans may be provided either to the City, the County or the Municipal Transport Operating Company (each, a 'Beneficiary').

SMART shall address challenges in a critical mass of Romanian cities and counties to: (i) upgrade, reform and improve the reliability of public transport infrastructure and rolling stock, and (ii) upgrade road infrastructure and preserve its value through introduction of asset management practices. As a result of the poor existing state of both infrastructure and public services, these components are addressed simultaneously in order to provide an efficient and quality transport service and ensure preservation and sustainability of the invested assets for cities and counties. Moreover, combining within the Programme enables the addressing of key policy issues affecting sector sustainability such as mobilisation of sufficient funding sources and encouragement of efficient private sector participation.

Assignment Description:
The Bank intends to enter into a Framework Contract with one (1) consultant (Framework Consultant or Consultant) to enable the Bank to call upon a firm from which it can quickly and efficiently obtain reliable services.

The main objective of the Framework Contract is to promote improved performance and funding of public transport and road infrastructure sectors through development of benchmarking, exchange platforms and technical support. This in turn will increase transparency resulting in an effective operational tool for monitoring performance and encouraging improved performance in the sector.

The Framework Contract will establish, in advance, fee rates for experts, the contract terms and agreements, and procedures that will govern individual assignments (Assignments or Call-offs) to be required to implement the Programme. Under the Framework Contract the Bank will have the option, but not the obligation, to place individual Assignments with the selected Framework Consultant.

The Bank may send to the selected Framework Consultant specific Terms of Reference for the Assignment (Specific ToR). The Specific ToR will include a description of the tasks to be performed, time-schedules and reporting instructions. The Framework Consultant should respond by sending to the Bank a technical and financial proposal for the Assignment together with details of the Expert(s) proposed to carry out the work. The Bank will then assess – together with the Beneficiary - the response and, subject to successful negotiations, issue a call-off notice (Call-Off Notice) for the individual Assignment.

Description of individual Assignments (Call-offs):
Consultancy services for individual Assignments are expected to include support as follows:

Sector-wide performance benchmarking and monitoring to assist the Beneficiaries through a benchmarking support for both public transport and road maintenance operations. Benchmarking will have multiple objectives. First, it will provide agencies and operators with a tool to compare operational performance within the peer group and relative to industry standards, thus helping to develop best practice and take actions for improved performance. Second, it will provide an important tool to monitor the quality of service provision and performance for enforcement and updating of Public Services Contracts. Finally, it will provide a comprehensive tool to monitor the performance of the sector. Workshops shall provide a platform for operational dialogue and best practice dissemination.

Development of sector funding strategy. Greater cost accountability, transparency and predictability increase the ability to solicit longer term funding sources from public sector as well as commercial sources. The securing of sufficient funding sources is critically lacking in Romania for the necessary upgrades in service levels, both in public transport and road infrastructure. However, such strategic actions cannot be pursued effectively by individual cities or county-level agencies. In order to engage effectively actors at the national level, a multi-agency agenda shall be pursued under the Programme with the objective of obtaining more secure, and longer-term funding sources. The funding strategy shall assess possible funding strategies and ensure broad policy dialogue with recommendations for adoption.

Conducting of seminars and roadshows to present the improved opportunities in public transport operations and road maintenance and stimulate increased private sector participation.

It is currently envisaged that the Framework Contract will support up to 10 sub-projects, including those already identified as:
• Arad Urban Rehabilitation (signed);
• Sibiu Streets Rehabilitation (signed);
• Iasi Urban Transport (signed);
• Constanta Urban Transport (signed).

While the Framework Consultant will work closely with the Beneficiary, the contracting entity for both the Framework Contract and each Call-Off will be the Bank.

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

Framework Contract Start Date and Duration:
The Framework Contract is expected to start in mid-2017. The selected Framework Consultant will be engaged via a Framework Contract with a validity period of up to 3 years.

Cost Estimate for the Framework and Assignments:
EUR 800,000 (exclusive of VAT). Subject to availability of funding, the performance of the selected Framework Consultant(s) and the specific needs of the Bank the Framework Contract may be extended beyond the current scope.

The cost estimate for individual Assignments will vary depending on their specific scope, but individual budgets are expected to be in the region of EUR 25,000 – 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 Bank's special status as an IFI and state this to the Bank in their response to the Invitation for Expressions of Interest. To the extent that a consultant incurs input VAT on goods and services purchased in connection with the provision of services (e.g. VAT on airline ticket) which is not otherwise recoverable by the consultant from the local tax authority, the gross cost to the consultant of such expenses shall be treated as a reimbursable expense.

Funding Source:
It is anticipated that the contract will be financed through the EBRD's donor funded Technical Cooperation Funds Programme. Please note that selection, contracting and award of individual Call-Offs will be subject to the availability of funding.

Eligibility:
There are no eligibility restrictions.

Framework Consultant Profile:
Corporate services are required. The Framework Consultant will be a firm or consortium of firms who can demonstrate the full range of expertise required. The lead firm will provide (either themselves or through nominated sub-contractors) the necessary expertise to carry out the Assignments and will ensure the synergies (where necessary) between all Assignments implemented under this Framework Contract. The scope of work under the Framework Contract will require the Consultant's team members to be specialists who can provide expertise in the particular service. Due to the nature or size of a given Assignment, some resources may be required to have skills and experience that span all tasks. Additional skills and experience beyond those listed in the scope may be required for a given Assignment.

Lead firm and/or sub-contractors will have the following core expertise:
• at least 10 years' experience in developing Road Asset Management System ('RAMS') and funding policies and strategies, ideally in urban sector, compatible with leading international practice; and
• working in similar environments, preferably in Romania or the region.

The Consultants' expert team is expected to include key experts each with preferably at least 7 year experience of the role for which they are proposed as follows:

(i) Project Manager/ Public Transport Operations specialist
(ii) Local Deputy Project Manager
(iii) Accounting Systems Expert
(iv) Benchmarking Specialist
(v) Database specialist
(vi) Highway Engineer
(vii) Road asset management specialist
(viii) Institutional specialist
(ix) Transport planner/economist (funding strategy component)
(x) ITS systems specialist (HGV/parking)
(xi) Parking specialist
(xii) Legal expert (legislation and regulation)
(xiii) Financial specialist

Non-key experts are likely to cover non-core expertise or activities that require local knowledge or capability and may be nominated on an Assignment-by-Assignment basis subject to prior approval by the EBRD.

Submission Requirements:
Interested consultants are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest. In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants seeking to be shortlisted for the Programme, the information submitted should include the following:

1. Company/group of firms' profile, organisation and staffing (max. 3 pages).

2. Details of previous relevant project experience on similar assignments particularly undertaken in the previous ten years, including information on contract value, contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided (if different from duration) , main activities, objectives (max. 9 pages).

3. Summary CVs of key experts who could carry out the Assignments 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 (max. 1 page per CV).

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

The above information should not exceed 25 pages including summary CVs but excluding consultant declaration and contact sheet.

Expressions of Interest should be submitted in English electronically through e-Selection, to reach the Bank not later than the closing date. The complete expression of interest (including cover letter, CV, declaration and contact sheet etc.) shall be one file (pdf) to be uploaded to eSelection. The EBRD reserves the right to reject applications of experts submitting more than one file. Only if the permissible file size (4 MB) is exceeded, the Consultant may split the expression of interest into further files.

Bank Contact Person:
Paula Alegria
Technical Co-operation
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7338 7589
e-mail: AlegriaP@ebrd.com (submissions should be sent through eSelection and NOT to this email address)

Note:
1. Following this invitation for Expressions of Interest, a shortlist of qualified firms will be formally invited to submit proposals. Consultant selection and contracting will be subject to the availability of funding.

2. The Expressions of interest will be evaluated based on the following shortlist criteria and weightings:

a) Lead Firm/Consortium's demonstrated experience in developing RAMS and funding policies and strategies, ideally in urban sector, compatible with leading international practice (35%);
b) Firm's previous project experience in working in similar environments, preferably in Romania or the region (20%); and
c) CV of Key Experts (45%).