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Regulation of Factoring in Serbia: Local Legal Consultant

 | Published December 4, 2015  -  Deadline December 18, 2015
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Project Description:

The Serbian Ministry of Finance (the "Client") has requested the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the "EBRD" or the "Bank") to provide technical assistance for preparing regulatory framework for the providers of factoring financial services outside of the banking sector (the Project).

Assignment Description:

The Bank now intends to engage the services of a Serbian law firm (the "Local Legal Consultant or "Consultant") to support the Ministry of Finance (the "Ministry") in preparing regulations necessary for the reform. This will be done in particular by advising on the local legal framework in order to help the Ministry to agree on would be the most appropriate regulatory solutions and how they would be implemented; drafting all legal and regulatory provisions in the local language and supporting their adoption. In order to achieve the objective, the Consultant shall organise meetings with the relevant private and public stakeholders, liaise with relevant agencies and ensure their participation in the legislative process. (the "Assignment").

The expected outcome of the Assignment is preparation of the necessary regulatory framework for factoring services in Serbia.

The selected Local Legal Consultant is expected to provide the following services:
1. Draft the proposal of necessary regulation;
2. Advise on the on the local legal framework and audit practices in order to help the Ministry to decide on the most appropriate solutions that would need to be adopted;
3. Contribute to the Ministry’s work by presenting the proposed solutions, answering all queries that may be raised and providing additional information which may be required;
4. Organise regular stakeholder meetings with factoring companies, relevant business associations, and other relevant stakeholders in order to ascertain the extent of the needed changes from the perspective of the end users of the law;
5. Assist the Ministry in preparing all supportive documents needed for the successful finalisation of the regulatory process;
6. Assist the Ministry in producing a draft regulation in Serbian that can enter into procedure of adoption;
7. Provide general advice and support to the Ministry of Finance.

Status of Selection Process:

Interested firms or groups of firms are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest.

Assignment Start Date and Duration:

The Assignment is expected to start in December 2015 and has an estimated overall duration of 24 months.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment:

EUR 94,000 (exclusive of VAT).

The Consultant must determine whether any VAT would be chargeable on the services and the basis for that determination, without taking into consideration the special status of the Bank as an IFI and state this to the Bank in their response to the Invitation for Expressions of Interest. To the extent that a Consultant incurs input VAT on goods and services purchased in connection with the provision of services (e.g. VAT on airline ticket) which is not otherwise recoverable by the consultant from the local tax authority, the gross cost to the consultant of such expenses shall be treated as a reimbursable expense.

Funding Source:

The assignment will be funded through Luxembourg ODA Technical Co-operation Fund. There are no eligibility restrictions, however, the nature of the assignment requires a Serbian law firm.

Consultant Profile:

The Consultant will be a local law firm consistent of experts preferably with previous project experience related to:
1. Legal policy work in Serbia;
2. Strong local financial law expertise
3. Experience in serving/working with public sector clients.

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

a. Key Expert No 1 (Local Consultant – Partner (to act as Team Leader)), Serbian lawyer with preferably strong professional experience in local financial law and legal policy work;
b. Key Expert No 2 (Local Consultant - Senior Associate), Serbian lawyer with preferably strong professional experience in general audit and legal compliance matters
c. Key Experts No 3 (Local Consultant - Policy Expert) with preferably strong professional experience in providing local legal policy advice.

Submission Requirements

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

1. Company/group of firms’ profile, organisation and staffing (max. 2-4 pages).
2. Details of previous project experience or similar assignments particularly undertaken in the previous five years, including information on project location/country, 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 project location/country, main activities, objectives
4. Completed Consultant Declaration Form and Contact Sheet, the template for which is available from the following web-link:

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

The above information should not exceed 5 pages excluding CVs and contact sheet.

The complete expression of interest (including CVs, Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet) should be submitted, in English electronically through e-Selection, to reach the Bank not later than the closing date. The expression of interest shall be one file (pdf). The EBRD reserves the right to reject applications of firms submitting more than one file. Only if the permissible file size is exceeded (4MB), the Consultant may split the expression of interest into further files.

Bank Contact Person:

Viv Headlam
Technical Co-operation
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: + 44 20 7338 6885
e-mail: lewishev@ebrd.com (submissions should be sent through eSelection and NOT to this email address)

Notes:

1. The selection will normally be made from responses to this notification only. Consultants will not be asked to submit a proposal. The highest-ranked Consultant will be selected from a shortlist and be invited to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding.
2. The evaluation criteria are as follows:
a. Experience in Serbian banking and financial regulation (30%)
b. Experience in carrying out policy dialogue (legislative) work in particular with public sector clients (Serbian authorities) - drafting and/or advising on laws and regulations in the financial law sector (40%)
c. CV of key experts (30%)

 

1730 International consultant - creative industries, audio-visual production & tourism

UNDP Country Office - SERBIA | Published September 1, 2017  -  Deadline September 14, 2017
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PurposeTo support the Government in promoting creative industries, audio-visual production and tourism.ObjectiveTo ensure results oriented, effective, efficient and accountable implementation of the priorities arising from the program of the Government. Background InformationIn order to steer reforms at a fast-track pace, the Office of the Prime Minister has set up a Strategic project implementation Unit as a single information and coordination point supporting the head of Government in reaching evidence-based policy decisions. Areas, outlined in the expose of the Prime Minister in which there are huge potentials, include tourism, creative industries and culture. Owing to the talented and creative people, uniquely versatile culture, gorgeous landscapes and historical heritage, these activities provide great potentials both for economic development, increase of foreign currency inflow and employment, as well as for promotion of Serbia across the world. The goal of the Government of the Republic of Serbia is to increase the number of tourists from 2.7 million in 2016 to 3.7 million arrivals in 2020, with the projected foreign currency inflow from tourism of USD 2.5 billion. On the international list of congress destinations, Serbia jumped 25 places in the past 10 years and is now 48th. The focus of the present Government is to bring the gatherings of international organisations to Serbia, not only to Belgrade but also to other congress centres, such as Novi Sad, Subotica, Aranđelovac, Vrdnik, Kopaonik and Niš. Further, a great contribution for the promotion of Serbia as a tourist destination comes from the film industry and TV production. Films, series and advertisements coming from the United States, Europe, and even India, enable Serbian landscapes to be seen by dozens of millions of people across the world. The Government will support the programme of incentives that has yielded results, work on the provision of training of film workers and look for investors for additional film studios. Incentives are also intended for local film and TV productions. The Government will also support the development of new media, such as virtual reality, visual effects and digital entertainment.Description of ResponsibilitiesScope of workThe Consultant shall be contracted in order to deliver the following:Analysis and report on impact of Serbia audio-visual content production incentives programme in 2016 and 2017 (thus far) and recommendations for improvement. The report should especially contain data on foreign and domestic investments, public sector income (taxes, film permit fees, etc.), jobs created, film locations used, economic impact of the program and its contribution to the GDP and recommendations on the promotionSupport organization of familiarization tours for up to 12 international TV and film producers and locations managers from US, UK and India to Serbia by providing lists of specific professionals to be invited and developing agendas and material for their visits.Review existing feasibility studies, reports, marketing materials, due diligence reports on film studios, spas, convention centre and recommend improvementsDevelop marketing and promotion strategy and plan for the audio-visual production incentive programme and other opportunities on new markets such as India, China, South Korea, South Africa, Turkey.Develop a report on the need and prospect of investing in a new film studio in or around Belgrade and provide comparative analysis of other big studios in the SEE region (their infrastructure, business models, rates, success drivers, etc.)Support strategic cooperation efforts with China and India in creative industries, film and TV production sectors (MOUs or treaties with China National Film Development Council and India International Film Tourism Conclave) by developing communication materials to be sent, participate in meetings and negotiations, suggest specific strategies and measures, all in close cooperation with the Office of the Prime Minister.Develop a draft concept and outline business plan for a potential creative skills technical school with comparative analysis of other such facilities in Europe and the best examples from around the world, by consulting existing art and tech schools and key stakeholders in the related sector in Serbia.Analyse the Serbian creative industries development potential and recommend key steps, stakeholders, opportunities and bottlenecks.Support facilitation of the Serbia creative and digital industries as well as tourism branding concept development by leading workshops, brainstorming sessions and meetings and developing reports with key findings, recommendations and action plan (at least 10 meetings foreseen).Analyse the key tourism organizations’ websites – Tourism Organization of Serbia, Tourism Organization of Belgrade and Serbia Convention Bureau and online promotional tools with recommendations for improvementsProvide a set of specific recommendations on steps necessary in order to improve Serbia’s standing on the World Economic Forum’s Tourism Competitiveness Index, along with an action plan listing timelines and responsible parties, based on specific indicators of the index.Duties, responsibilities and key milestonesThe consultant is responsible for the following deliverable:Output 1: Analysis and report on impact of Serbia audio-visual content production incentives programme in 2016 and 2017 (thus far) and recommendations for improvement, submitted. Deadline: 30 September 2017.Output 2: Report on the need and prospect of investing in a new film studio submitted. Deadline: 30 September 2017.Output 3: Analysis of key Serbia tourism websites. Deadline: 15 October 2017.Output 4: At least 2 familiarization trips organized for US, UK or Indian film professionals. Deadline: 30 October 2017.Output 5: Marketing and promotion strategy and plan for the audio-visual production incentive programme and other opportunities on new markets, submitted. Deadline: 30 October 2017.Output 6: Revision of existing feasibility studies, reports, marketing materials, due diligence reports on film studios, spas, convention centre and recommend improvements. Deadline: 30 November 2017.Output 7: Letters, materials and recommendation for strategies and measures for cooperation with China and India in creative industries, film and TV production sectors. Deadline: 30 November 2017.Output 8: Draft concept and outline business plan for a potential creative skills technical school, submitted. Deadline: 30 December 2017.Output 9: Recommendations for Serbia’s improvement on the World Economic Forum’s Tourism Competitiveness Index. Deadline: 30 December 2017.Output 10: Analysis on the Serbian creative industries development potential, submitted. Deadline: 30 January 2018.Output 11: Report on workshops, brainstorming sessions and meetings with key findings, recommendations and action plans for the branding concept for Serbia’s creative and digital industries, film and tourism. Deadline: 15 February 2018.The timelines may be slightly adjusted once the contract is signed with the consultant in order to align with actual project implementation. All written deliverables should be not less than 7 and not more than 20 pages long, written in English, with a one page summary of key points or findings.All deliverables will have to be quality reviewed and approved or accepted by the UNDP Technical Advisor and Program Analyst in consultations with the national partner.CompetenciesConsistently ensures timeliness and quality of project work.Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills.Evidence of ability to express ideas clearly; to work independently and in teams.Ability to summarize and systematize complex information and identify priorities for follow up activities.Shares knowledge and experience.Focuses on results and responds positively to feedback.Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.Demonstrates integrity by modelling ethical standards.QualificationsEducation:BA in social studies or arts and culture, tourism, marketing, or media production.Experience:Over 15 years of proven international professional experience in the area of creative industries developmentProven EU / Global experience with international development agenciesLocal economic development and global business background – especially in tourism and media destination marketing and brandingSound understanding of Serbia’s economy, legal environment and specifically creative and tourism industries and stakeholdersSound experience of working with film studios - infrastructure development, business planning & feasibility studiesProven sound understanding of the creative industries, especially audio-visual production in China, India, South Korea, South Africa.Languages:Excellent written and spoken English.Application Procedure:Qualified and interested candidates are asked to submit their applications via UNDP Web site: UNDP in Serbia under section “Jobs” no later than 14 September 2017.Applications should include:P11 (PDF format) containing e-mail contacts of at least three referees (section 26 & 29). P11 may be downloaded at: http://www.undp.org.rs/download/ic/P11.doc;Offeror’s Letter (PDF format) confirming Interest and availability for the Individual Contractor (IC) Assignment (Table B: Breakdown of Cost by Deliverables). Can be downloaded from the following link: http://www.undp.org.rs/download/ic/Confirmation.docx (only PDF will be accepted). The Offeror’s letter must also include Cover Letter – Explaining why you are the most suitable for the work.Additional Information:Individual Contract (IC) will be applicable for individual consultants applying in their own capacity. Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA) will be applicable for applicants employed by any legal entity. Template of RLA with General Terms and Conditions could be found on: http://www.undp.org.rs/download/RLA%20with%20General%20Terms%20and%20Conditions.doc. In the case of engagement of Civil servants under IC contract modality a no-objection letter should be provided by the Government entity. The ‘no-objection’ letter must also state that the employer formally certifies that their employees are allowed to receive short-term consultancy assignment from another entity without being on “leave-without-pay” status (if applicable), and include any conditions and restrictions on granting such permission, if any. If the previous is not applicable ‘leave-without-pay’ confirmation should be submitted.Engagement of Government Officials and EmployeesGovernment Officials or Employees are civil servants of UN Member States. As such, if they will be engaged by UNDP under an IC which they will be signing in their individual capacity (i.e., engagement is not done through RLA signed by their Government employer), the following conditions must be met prior to the award of contract:(i) A “No-objection” letter in respect of the individual is received from the Government employing him/her, and;(ii) The individual must provide an official documentation from his/her employer formally certifying his or her status as being on “official leave without pay” for the duration of the IC.The above requirements are also applicable to Government-owned and controlled enterprises and well as other semi/partially or fully owned Government entities, whether or not the Government ownership is of majority or minority status. UNDP recognizes the possibility that there are situations when the Government entity employing the individual that UNDP wishes to engage is one that allows its employees to receive external short-term consultancy assignments (including but not limited to research institutions, state-owned colleges/universities, etc.), whereby a status of “on-leave-without-pay” is not required. Under such circumstance, the individual entering into an IC with UNDP must still provide a “No-objection” letter from the Government employing him/her. The “no objection” letter required under (i) above must also state that the employer formally certifies that their employees are allowed to receive short-term consultancy assignment from another entity without being on “leave-without-pay” status, and include any conditions and restrictions on granting such permission, if any. The said document may be obtained by, and put on record of, UNDP, in lieu of the document (ii) listed above.Please note that you may upload your application documents for the mentioned consultancy ref. 1730 at following the link: http://www.rs.undp.org/content/serbia/en/home/operations/jobs/ . For more information on the application procedure please refer to the enclosed Procurement Notice.

Serbia - Justice Sector Support MDTF - P121377

 | Published June 21, 2016
Winner
Individual Consultant
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Small Contracts Award (dir,cqs,indv,sss) Small Contract Award Notice Serbia Project: P121377 - Serbia Justice Sector Support MultiDonor Trust Fund Report Period: 10-Jun-2016 - 21-Jun-2016 Awarded Firm/Indv. : Individual Consultant Country:Serbia Contract Signature Date:20-Jun-2016 Method of Procurement: INDV- Individual Price: EUR 9,006.69 Duration: 6 Month(s) Summary Scopeof Contract: ICT Consultant - Court Fee Collection Analysis (STC)

Deposit Insurance Strengthening Project - P146248

 | Published October 29, 2015
Winner
Individual Consultant
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Small Contracts Award (dir,cqs,indv,sss) Small Contract Award Notice Serbia Project: P146248 - Deposit Insurance StrengtheningProject Report Period: 08-Jun-2015 - 01-Oct-2015 Awarded Firm/Indv. : Individual Consultant Country:Serbia Contract Signature Date:01-Oct-2015 Method of Procurement: INDV- Individual Price: EUR 67,500.00 Duration: 9.00 Month(s) SummaryScope of Contract: Resident International Consultant for Privatization and Restructuring of Financial Institutions

Serbia - Justice Sector Support MDTF - P121377

Ministry of Justice/ PIU | Published August 18, 2016  -  Deadline September 2, 2016
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Trainings For Communication Skills And Public Relations REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST CONSULTANCY SERVICES- FIRMSSELECTION Republic of Serbia Multi Donor Trust Fund for Justice Sector Support(MDTF-JSS) Grant No. :TF97118 Assignment Title: -Trainings for communication skills and public relations; Reference No.: SER-MDTFJSS-TF097118-CQ-CS-16-56; The Republic of Serbia has receiveda Multi-Donor TrustFund for Justice Sector Support (MDTF-JSS) from various donors, jointly executed by the World Bank and the Ministry of Justice(MOJ) and intends to apply part of the proceeds of this grant funds to payments under the following contracts: ·        Trainings for communication skills and public relations (Ref.No.SER-MDTFJSS-TF097118-CQ-CS-16-56); o     The Consultant firm for trainings in communicationskills and public relations should be hired to organize training courses as per followingspecifications: A.     communication skills B.     public relations The Consultant firm for trainings in communication skills and public relationswill prepare and organize: -       Training Curriculum, course plan and materials prior to the delivery oftraining; -       Post-course evaluation upon completion of each course in order to estimate levelof knowledge and new skills gained by each participant. Trainings in communication skills and public relations are expected to start in October 2016 and last untilthe end of December2016. The Consultant shall hold trainings in Supreme Court of Cassation premises in Belgrade according to the previous agreement with MOJ. The shortlisting criteria for the Consultant firm for trainings in communication skills and public relations are: the Consultant firm shall be registered in the Republicof Serbia as a company specialized in public relations/communication/media/training; the Consultant firm shall have minimum 3 yearsof work experience in the above listed types of training; at least 3 years of work experience in public relations/communication/media; the Consultant firm shall undertake the obligation of providing the data on thecompetence for provision of the required services in the form of brochures, description of similar services(references) and qualifications (CVs) of itslecturers. The Project Implementation Unit (PIU) of the Ministryof Justice (MOJ) now invites eligible consulting firms to indicate their interest in providing the above mentioned services.Interested consulting firms must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform theservices: experience and description ofsimilar assignmentsavailability of skilled staffCVs of key personnel that would be contracted for the assignment. The Consultant shall submit only one proposal, either individually oras a joint venture partner in another proposal. If a Consultant, including a joint venture partner, submits or participates in morethan one proposal, all such proposals shall be disqualified. This does not, however, precludea consulting firm to participate as asub-consultant, or an individual to participate as a team member, in more than one proposal. The following selection criteria with corresponding points will be used for the evaluation procedure: -      Specific experience relevant to the assignment 50 pts -      Qualifications and competence for the assignment 50pts The attention of interested Consultants is drawn toparagraph 1.9 of the World Bank's "Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits& Grants byWorld Bank Borrowers", published by theWorldBank in January 2011 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy onconflict of interest. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the CQS procedure set out in the "Guidelines: Selection and Employment ofConsultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World BankBorrowers", published by the World Bank in January 2011. Further information can be obtained at the address below from 09:00 to 15:00hours. Expressions of interest must bedelivered via e-mail by September02, 2016, 12:00 Noon. When submitting Expressions of interest please indicate assignment and referencenumber for which youare applying. Project Implementation Unit Ministry of Justice 11000 Belgrade,Serbia Nemanjina22-26 Tel./Fax: +381 113620458 E-mail:ljiljana.krejovic@mpravde.gov.rs

Serbia Health Project - P129539

 | Published January 4, 2016
Winner
Individual Consultant
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Small Contracts Award (dir,cqs,indv,sss) Small Contract Award Notice Serbia Project: P129539 - Second Serbia HealthProject Report Period: 16-Nov-2015 - 04-Jan-2016 Awarded Firm/Indv. : Individual Consultant Country:Serbia Contract Signature Date:18-Nov-2015 Method of Procurement: INDV- Individual Price: EUR 7,415.10 Duration: 6 Month(s) Summary Scopeof Contract: Driver Awarded Firm/Indv. : IndividualConsultant Country: Serbia Contract Signature Date: 24-Nov-2015 Method of Procurement: INDV- Individual Price: EUR 4,746.84 Duration:6 Month(s) Summary Scope of Contract: Public Realtions Officer Awarded Firm/Indv. : Individual Consultant Country: Serbia Contract Signature Date: 30-Nov-2015 Method of Procurement: INDV- Individual Price: EUR19,997.20 Duration: 80 Day(s) Summary Scope of Contract: Building Expert Awarded Firm/Indv. : Individual Consultant Country: Serbia Contract Signature Date: 04-Dec-2015 Method of Procurement: INDV- Individual Price: EUR7,093.63 Duration: 5.5 Month(s) Summary Scope of Contract: Local Consultant to Work on the Improvement of HealthFinancing - Financial Officer

Duboko Regional Solid Waste Management Project - Phase 2

 | Published June 2, 2016  -  Deadline June 24, 2016
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Executing Agency (Client)

PUC "Regional Center for Waste Management" or PUC Duboko"
Duboko bb
31000 Uzice
Republic of Serbia

The Client Contact Person:

Aleksandra Milanovic
Officer of Public Procurement
PUC "Regional Centre for Wastge Management or PUC "Duboko"
Duboko bb
31000 Uzice
Republic of Serbia
Email: aleksandra.milanovic@duboko.rs
Tel: +381(0)31 525061

EBRD Contact Person:

Elena Kolodiy
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
UK
Tel: + 44 20 7338 6765
E-mail: kolodiyo@ebrd.com

Project Description:

The Duboko Regional Solid Waste Management Project (the "Project") involved the construction of a regional solid waste landfill that serves nine municipalities in and around Duboko near Uzice, the second largest municipality in the region. The Regional Solid Waste Landfill Duboko ("Duboko" or the "Company") was established in 2005 to take charge of the construction and operation of the regional landfill, with the municipalities of Cacak and Uzice as majority shareholders. 

Following the 2009-2010 landslides, Sida (The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency)  provided additional grants (the EU provided for the first phase), for the rehabilitation of the landfill (stabilisation) and to purchase a compactor, all of which has been utilised.

During 2013, it became evident that stabilisation works on the current site for the Duboko landfill would not be sufficient to safeguard the longer term lifespan of the landfill. In line with the priorities of the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection, Sida is therefore considering providing another major grant for enabling permanent landfill stability and its expansion for another landfilling cassette in the amount of EUR 1.5-2 million. In connection to this, Sida engaged a technical consultant during the summer of 2014 to review the different options to safeguard the operations of the Duboko landfill in the longer term perspective. It was advised that the construction of the main landfill body should be completed. The assessment and analysis has been undertaken in line with EBRD Environmental Performance Requirements and Sida environmental requirements.

For the initial construction period a consultant was hired to support the Company to supervise the works; this contract was extended up to the end of 2013, when the consultant ceased work. The Company financed the support of the consultant throughout 2014 but since then the Company has not benefitted from the expertise of an international firm.

Therefore, due to the works restarting, the Company intends to hire a reputable consultancy firm or consortium of consultancy firms (hereinafter the "Consultant") to support the Company for the remaining construction supervision required to complete the landfill and to meet EBRD and Sida environmental and social requirements.

Assignment Description:

The overall objective of the assignment is to provide the Company with qualified services for construction supervision until final completion of the landfill construction, Phase 2. The Consultant should also ensure that the project meets to meet EBRD and Sida environmental and social requirements and timely submission of the required project implementation reports.

The Consultant shall perform the duties and authority of the engineer as specified in/or necessarily implied in the contracts as well as administer the contract, dealing with situations in accordance with the contract. Taking due regard of all relevant circumstances; the Consultant shall perform his duties or act:

  • proactively, where the initiative lies with the Consultant in administering the contract;
  • reactively, in response to the contractor's or the Company's requests; and
  • passively, in observing the requirements of the contract.

The Consultant will carry out all the duties as required of the "Engineer" under FIDIC, as well as "Stručni nadzor" according to the Serbian Law. Under this assignment the two terms "Engineer" and "Supervisor" shall be interchangeable and shall identify the same person. Similarly the terms "Engineer's representative” and “Supervisor’s representative” shall be interchangeable and represent the same person.

Wherever appropriate and not in conflict with the contract, the Consultant shall exercise every reasonable care to protect the interests of the Company.

The Consultant shall carry out the following tasks:

  • Arrangement of Timely Disbursement under the Contracts
  • Support in Ensuring Compliance with the Financing Documents and other agreements
  • Supervision of the Works Contracts and Administration of the Supply of Goods Contracts
  • Managing variations

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 Q3 2016 and has an estimated overall duration of 24 months.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 300,000 (exclusive of VAT).

The Consultant must determine whether any indirect taxes/VAT are chargeable on the proposed services and state the basis for such. If any indirect taxes/VAT are payable, the Client will have to pay indirect taxes/VAT element to the services directly to the Consultant unless otherwise agreed.

Funding Source: It is anticipated that the contract will be financed by The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant should have experience in preferably at least three similar construction supervision contracts (i.e. supervision of construction of landfills) in the previous ten years.

The consultant shall prove that they preferably have experience, of at least two contracts, within the last five  years of each of the following factors within supervision of works contracts:

•           Site stability issues on sloped land;

•           Road construction;

•           New landfill cassette construction;

And, at least one contract for supervision of reconstruction of water collector piping (over Ø1000mm);

The Consultant shall be responsible for mobilisation of qualified engineers, technicians and other professional staff with the proven experience in the design and supervision of similar construction works in the climatic and geological conditions comparable to those in Serbia.

It is anticipated that the Consultant's team shall include the following key expertise with short-term support as required in other disciplines:

  • Project Manager/International Supervisor Engineer         Geotechnical Engineer
  • Local Supervision Engineer
  • Environmental and Social Expert

All experts shall have preferably a minimum of ten years' xperience, which they are proposed for in a similar position including:

  • Have experience in supervision of construction in similar projects gained in countries with conditions similar to Serbia.
  • Have experience in implementation of at least three contracts of a similar nature in the last ten years.
  • Have all the relevant professional qualifications/certificate and licenses required under the applicable laws in Serbia for performing the role for which they are proposed in the contract.
  • Have good knowledge of relevant Serbian legislation relevant to their specialisation.
  • The geotechnical engineer, project manager and at least one supervision engineer shall have experience in the implementation of at least three similar contract located in unstable sites prone to landslides. 

The Consultant is expected to provide appropriate staff to be onsite for the majority of the implementation period – it is of the utmost importance that the consultant is available to provide advice and answer questions when needed by the Company. Experts such as Project Manager and Supervision Engineer should have a heavy presence in the field. Home based work should be agreed with the Company.

The Team Leader shall be in charge of the total management of the project, including, but not limited to, coordination of experts so as to ensure that the inputs of experts are available at the time when they are required, allocation of tasks within the team, liaison with the counterparts, financial management and reporting and other tasks as required.

The Team Leader will also be responsible for all supervision activities in relation to the Works Contract, and will act a "FIDIC Engineer".

The Consultant should also include an Office Manager/Translator/Secretary.

Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants /to be shortlisted, the information submitted should include the following:

1. Company/group of firms' profile, organisation and staffing (max. 2-4 pages).

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

3. CVs of key experts who could carry out the Assignment detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments, particularly assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, main activities, objectives.

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

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

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 Serbian via email (pdf) to the Client's contact person, to reach the Client not later than the closing date. One additional copy shall be sent by email to the Bank’s contact person by the same due date. The expression of interest shall be one file (pdf). The Client reserves the right to reject applications of firms submitting more than one file. Only if any limitation on the permissible file size is exceeded, the Consultant may split the expression of interest into further files.

Important Notes:

1. Following this invitation for expressions of interest, a shortlist of qualified firms will be formally invited to submit proposals.

2. The shortlist criteria are as follows:

(a) Consultant's previous project experience in construction supervision contracts (25%)

(b) Consultant's previous project experience in the climatic and geological conditions comparable to those in Serbia (15%)

(c) CV of the Team Leader (40%)

(d) CVs of other key experts listed above (20%)

Serbia - Justice Sector Support MDTF - P121377

Ministry of Justice/ PIU | Published October 3, 2016  -  Deadline October 18, 2016
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Certification Courses In Various It Fields REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST CONSULTANCY SERVICES- FIRMS SELECTION Republic of Serbia Multi Donor Trust Fund for Justice SectorSupport (MDTF-JSS) Grant No. :TF97118 Assignment Title: Certification courses in various ITfields Reference No.: SER-MDTFJSS-TF097118-CQ-CS-16-59 The Republic of Serbia has received a Multi-Donor TrustFund for Justice Sector Support (MDTF-JSS) from various donors, jointly executed by the World Bank and the Ministry of Justice(MOJ) and intends to apply part of the proceeds of this grant funds to payments under the following contract: ·         Certification courses in various IT fields(Ref.No.SER-MDTFJSS-TF097118-CQ-CS-16-59). The Consultant firm for Certification courses in various IT fields should be hired to organizetraining courses as per following specifications: A.   Computer Essentials, Online Essentials, Word Processing, Spreadsheets (4 Base modules, 147 participants) B.   Advanced Word Processing, Advanced Spreadsheets, Advanced Database, Advanced Presentation (4 Advanced modules, 43participants) C.   Administering Windows Server 2012 (11 participants) D.   Querying Microsoft SQL Server(5 participants) E.   Developing Microsoft SQL Server Databases (1 participant) F.   Excel 2013 Expert (4 participants) The Consultant firm for Certification courses invarious IT fields will prepare and organize: -       Detailed Training plan for providing services withspecified schedule of trainings and training program in coordination with Project Implementation Unit (PIU); -       Pre-testing in order to estimate each participant'slevel of knowledge before start of each course; -       Post-testing upon completion of each course in orderto estimate level of knowledge and new skills gained by each participant. The first contracted course in various IT fields will start in November 2016 or later.Consultant services are expected to last until November 2017. The Consultant will hold the trainings in its own facilities(specially equipped for specific types of training), according to the previous agreement with PIU. The Consultant's trainingfacilities will be in Belgrade. The shortlisting criteria for the Consultant firmfor Certification courses in various IT fields are: the Consultant firm shall be registered in the Republic of Serbia as a company specialized in computer training; minimumthree years of work experience in the abovelisted types of training; the teachers shall have the appropriate training certificates(licenses) for specified type of training (Microsoft); the Consultant firm shall undertake the obligation of providing the data onthe competence for provision of the required services in theform of brochures, description of similar services (references) andqualifications (CVs including certificates) of its teachers. The Project Implementation Unit (PIU) of the Ministryof Justice (MOJ) now invites eligible consulting firms to indicate their interest in providing the above mentioned services.Interested consulting firms must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform theservices: experienceand description of similar assignmentsavailability of skilled staffCVs of keypersonnel that would be contracted for the assignment (including appropriate training certificates (licenses) for specified type oftraining). The Consultant shall submit only one proposal, eitherindividually or as a joint venture partner in another proposal. If a Consultant, including ajoint venture partner, submits orparticipates in more than one proposal, all such proposals shall be disqualified. This does not, however,preclude a consulting firmto participate as a sub-consultant, or an individual to participate as a team member, in more than oneproposal. The following selection criteria with corresponding points will be used for the evaluation procedure for each ofthe three assignments: -Specific experience relevant to the assignment 50pts -Qualifications and competence for the assignment 50pts The attention of interestedConsultants is drawn to paragraph1.9 of the World Bank's "Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultantsunder IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers", published by the World Bank in January 2011("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. A Consultantwill be selected in accordance with theCQS procedure set out in the "Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits &Grants by World Bank Borrowers", published by the World Bank in January 2011. Further information can be obtained at the address below from09:00 to 15:00 hours. Expressions of interest must be delivered via e-mail byOctober 18, 2016, 12:00 Noon. When submitting Expressions of interest please indicate assignmentand reference number for which you are applying. Project Implementation Unit Ministry of Justice 11000 Belgrade,Serbia Nemanjina22-26 Tel./Fax: +381 113620458 E-mail: ljiljana.krejovic@mpravde.gov.rs

Innovation Voucher Scheme Manager

 | Published May 9, 2017  -  Deadline May 31, 2017
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11/05/2017: Interested parties are advised to read the following Clarification Document addressing a number of queries received in connection with this assignment: http://www.ebrd.com/documents/procurement/68971-clar-doc-no-1.pdf

Project Description:

The main goal of the Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Team of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD or the Bank) is to mainstream the Green Economy Transition (GET) approach by promoting sustainable energy and resource investments (investments in climate change mitigation and adaptation, renewable energy, energy efficiency, water efficiency, materials efficiency and waste minimisation) throughout the Bank's operations. The EBRD has invested more than €22.5 billion in over 1,300 sustainable projects since the Sustainable Energy Initiative SEI commenced in 2006.

Innovation vouchers aims to support a country's long term economic competitiveness, resource efficiency and climate resilience through improving knowledge services, as well as the power and industry sectors. Innovation vouchers could provide support for companies to access innovation services such as R and D, testing and certification in the area of resource efficiency technology development and deployment. The first such scheme was set up in 1990, and by 2010, the number of schemes had increased to at least 25, implemented at national and regional levels all across Europe. Innovation vouchers help overcome the presence of information and co-ordination failures that inhibit businesses from investing in innovation.

Following the successful completion of a feasibility study, the EBRD is now setting up an Innovation Vouchers scheme to support Serbian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) access state-of-the-art resource efficiency technologies. This will help the Serbian industry become more competitive through lowering its cost base and helping it meet international standards. Serbian industry currently faces multiple barriers to the adoption of best practice technologies and services on resource efficiency (the 'Project').

It is expected that innovation vouchers will help overcome the information and co-ordination failures that inhibit businesses from investing in innovation. SMEs also tend to have many innovative ideas but often lack the necessary capital, technical expertise and/or business expertise to transform their innovation project into a market success. Innovation vouchers are a support mechanism that is not administratively burdensome.

Assignment Description:
The EBRD now intends to engage an individual expert (the 'Consultant') who will be responsible for all aspects of launching and implementing the Innovation Vouchers ('IV') scheme for resource efficiency technologies (e.g. energy, water and material efficiency) in Serbia (the 'Assignment'). The tasks of the Consultant will include, inter alia, the following:

• Work at the development of templates and the setting up of administrative procedures needed for the deployment of the Innovation Vouchers scheme;
• Carry out market research and organize marketing events, to promote the visibility of the IV scheme;
• Support the deployment of a dedicated IV scheme website;
• Manage the IV scheme through the stages of conception, implementation, completion and impact evaluation;
• Collect and evaluate IV applications, liaise with clients and with R and D service providers;
• Prepare donors reporting and document and impact evaluation and documentation of results;
• Interface with EBRD staff in the country and in the HQ in London as well as other staff with a view to generate cross-referrals; and
• Support the Bank's Operation Leader in any activities within the scope of the Assignment.

The Consultant will liaise throughout the Assignment with the EBRD's Energy Efficiency and Climate Change (EECC) and Advisory for Small Businesses (ASB) teams, and will be based at the Bank's Regional Office in Belgrade. It is envisaged that this consultancy role will be full-time.

Interested applicants are invited to read the Terms of Reference for additional information on the scope of services required: http://www.ebrd.com/documents/procurement/68971-tor.pdf

Status of Selection Process:
Interested individual experts or firms interested to nominate an expert are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest.

Assignment Start Date and Duration:
The Assignment is expected to start in June 2017 and last for 12 months with a possible extension, subject to business needs, satisfactory performance of the Consultant, and the availability of further funding.

Maximum Budget Available:
EUR 30,000 (exclusive of VAT). Subject to availability of funding, the performance of the selected Consultant and the specific needs of the Bank the Assignment may be extended beyond the current scope.

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 International Financial Institution and state this to the Bank in their response to Notification of Assignment. To the extent that a consultant incurs input VAT on goods and services purchased in connection with the provision of services (eg VAT on airline ticket) which is not otherwise recoverable by the consultant from the local tax authority, the gross cost to the consultant of such expenses shall be treated as a reimbursable expense.

Funding Source:
The contract will be financed through the Austrian Fund for Delivering Resource Efficiency Investments in the Western Balkans and Turkey (DRIVE) Programme Account. Please note selection and contracting will be subject to the availability of funding.

Eligibility:
There are no eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile:
Individual services are required. The Consultant shall be an expert (individual expert or an expert nominated by a firm) preferably with preferably the following qualifications, experience and personal qualities:

Education/Professional Qualifications
Bachelor's degree (Engineering, Business, Economics, Finance etc.) and/or equivalent technical experience.

Experience
• Relevant professional experience, preferably from a similar support programme, or from a commercial management consultancy, corporates or bank, donor organisation, or international financial institutions or international support programme.
• Knowledge of energy, water and materials efficient technologies, markets, and current local affairs
• Knowledge of local business environment and R&D market.
• Knowledge of business advisory services.
• Knowledge of relevant national stakeholders such as regional development agencies, R&D institutions, chambers of commerce & industry and other SME support organisations desirable.
• Experience in working with R&D service providers would be desirable
• Relevant experience in designing and organizing visibility and promotion activities would be an additional asset

Skills
• Strong technical skills in the field of resource efficiency
• Strong numerical and analytical skills, understanding of enterprise financials and business diagnostics desirable.
• Strong project management and organisational skills.
• Effective communication, presentation and negotiation skills and ability to manage relations with clients and consultants.
• Strong writing skills; experience in writing project proposals, terms of references or reports desirable.
• Fluency in English and Serbian, both written and verbal, is essential.
• Computer literate: excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office including Excel and Power Point, ability to learn new systems quickly.

General
• Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the EBRD mandate, passionate about private sector development.
• Ability to work in team and multi-cultural environment.
• Multi-tasking, self-initiative.
• Ability to meet deadlines.
• Ability and willingness to travel extensively within the country.

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

1. Cover letter (maximum 2 pages) summarising how the expert believes he/she satisfies the requirements as defined above under Consultant Profile;

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

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

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
Deputy Head TC Operations
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)

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

2. Written Questions and Clarifications:
Applicants may submit the questions concerning this procurement notice in writing only via email to the Bank's contact person listed above. The deadline for receipt of requests for clarifications is 23 May 2017 at 14:00 hrs (GMT). No questions will be accepted after this date.

3. The shortlist criteria and weightings are:

(a) Education/Professional Qualifications 15%
(b) Professional Experience 25%
(c) Skills 25%
(d) General 10%
(e) Interview 25%

Criteria (a)-(d) are defined in Consultant Profile section above.

Interviews
Following the evaluation of expressions of interest received, up to the 6 highest-ranked consultants will be invited to attend an interview.

The Bank will consult with the consultant regarding the format (e.g. Skype call, meeting, conference call, etc.) and date of the interview at the time of the invitation. Please note that all and any costs incurred by the Consultant in connection with attendance to interviews will not reimbursed by the Bank.

4. The highest-ranked Consultant will be selected from a shortlist and be invited to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding.

Serbia Competitiveness and Jobs - P152104

 | Published August 31, 2016
Winner
Individual Consultant
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Small Contracts Award (dir,cqs,indv,sss) Small Contract Award Notice Serbia Project: P152104 - Serbia Competitiveness andJobs Report Period: 01-Aug-2016 - 31-Aug-2016 Awarded Firm/Indv. : Individual Consultant Country: Serbia Contract Signature Date: 04-Aug-2016 Method ofProcurement: INDV- Individual Price: EUR 63,864.63 Duration: 2.5 Year(s) Summary Scope of Contract: Specialistfor Establishment of the System for Internationalization of Serbian Economy

Floods Emergency Recovery Project - P152018

 | Published July 12, 2016
Winner
Individual Consultant
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Small Contracts Award (dir,cqs,indv,sss) Small Contract Award Notice Serbia Project: P152018 - Floods Emergency RecoveryProject Report Period:31-Jan-2016 - 30-Jun-2016 Awarded Firm/Indv. : Individual Consultant Country: Serbia Contract Signature Date:18-Jun-2016 Method of Procurement: INDV- Individual Price: EUR 13,834.00 Duration: 12.00 Month(s) SummaryScope of Contract: PIU Office Assistant/Interpreter

Serbia Technology Transfer Project - P145231

Innovation Fund of the Republic of Serbia | Published December 24, 2015  -  Deadline January 15, 2016
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Consulting Services For Firm Selection For Legal Advisory Firm REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES- FIRMS SELECTION) REPUBLIC OF SERBIA SERBIA RESEARCH, INNOVATION ANDTECHNOLOGY TRANSFER PROJECT Grant No. EC TF 019226 Assignment Title: Legal Advisory Services The Republic of Serbia hasreceived financing for a Grant from European Union Instrument for Pre-Accession(IPA), administered by the World Bank (WB) toward the cost of the SerbiaResearch, Innovation and Technology Transfer Project (Project) and intends toapply part of the proceeds for consulting services. Objective of the Assignment The TTF will provide commercialization advice services and accessto a commercialization fund for improving technological readiness of R&Dprojects. It is envisaged that a portion of R&D projects disclosed to theTTF will be eligible to receive financial support. In order to support the TTFobjectives, monetizing inventions and gaining commercialization skills, the IFneeds to engage a consulting firm (Consultant) that will assist with variousaspects of law, by acting in accordance with the local regulation andbestinternational practice. Experience and Qualifications The Consultant must possess followingqualifications: ? The Consultant shall be anentity providinglegal services, registeredin the Republic of Serbia, with atleast two contracts of a similar complexity in the last three years; ? The Consultant shall be capable toprovide 4key staff (all passed bar exam, at least one with general legal experience ofminimum 15 years) with adequate qualifications for thiscontract(qualifications of key personnel will be jointly taken into consideration i.e.qualifications of key personnel as a group will be evaluated) as follows: -           atleast 3 years of experience in the Republic of Serbia providing legalsupportin early stages of institutional development in the relevant field, -           atleast 4 years of experience in intellectualproperty according to Serbian law, -           atleast 4 yearsof experience in data protection and Internet law according to the Serbian lawand best European practices, -           atleast 5 years of experience in corporatelaw according to Serbian law and best international practices, -           atleast 3 years of experience in employmentaccording to Serbian law and best international practices, -           atleast 5 years of experience in dispute resolution according to Serbian law. ?The Consultant must be insured from professional liability. Timing and Duration The Consultant can expect to be engaged up to 90 daysover a period of approximately 2 years until the closing date of the Projectwhich is January 31, 2018. The assignment is envisaged to start in January2016. The IF now invites eligible Legal Advisory Firms to indicate theirinterest in providing the services. The Legal Advisory Firm  will be selected  inaccordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank's  Guidelines: Selection andEmployment of Consultants under IBRD Loans andIDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers January 2011 RevisedJuly 2014. Interested and eligible Legal Advisory Firm for this positionshould send Expression of Interest in English by e-mail to the contactinformation listed below. Expressionsof interest from eligible firms/ joint ventures(consortia) shouldspecify the following relevant information: (i)   Shortintroduction of the firm/joint venture (consortium); (ii)    Core business; (iii)   Qualificationsin the field of the assignment (in case of a "joint venture (consortia)", suchevidence is required for all members of the "joint venture (consortia)", whilein case of a sub-consultancy, it is required only for the leading firm); (iv)  Technical and managerialorganization of the firm; (v)   Generalqualifications and number of relevant key staff. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants underIBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers January 2011Revised July 2014., setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflictofinterest. Expressionsof interest must be delivered by January 15, 2016,12:00 Noon, local time in electronic format to the following e-mail ljiljana.krejovic@inovacionifond.rs , Cc: office@inovacionifond.rs. Contact: Ljiljana Krejovic Innovation Fund of the Republic of Serbia Science and Technology Park Belgrade 54/B4/1 Veljka Dugosevica St,11000 Belgrade, Republic of Serbia Tel: +381 11 6555696 E-mail: ljiljana.krejovic@inovacionifond.rs office@inovacionifond.rs

ROAD REHABILITATION AND SAFETY PROJECT - P127876

 | Published October 14, 2015
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Consulting Services For Technical Assistance To The Project Implementation Team ContractAward Notice Republic of Serbia ROAD REHABILITATION AND SAFETY PROJECT (RRSP) WB Project ID No.P127876 WB Loan No.8255-YF EIB Loan No.82.640 Consulting Services for Technical Assistance to the Project ImplementationTeam Contract Ref.No. RRSP/CS3-TA/2014-10 Selection was conducted through the Qualityand Cost Based Selection (QCBS) methodas stated under the relevant World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loansand IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers issued in January2011. On February 11, 2015, Request for Proposal was sent to the followingsix (6) Consultants in accordance with theConsultants' Short List approved by the World Bank on January 29, 2015 and by the European Investment Bank on February 09, 2015: No Name of the Consultant JV members 1 EGNATIA ODOS SA & PLANETS.A. EGNATIA ODOS S.A., Greece (Leader) PLANET s.A., Greece 2 JV SPEA & SAFEGE & SAFEGEd.o.o. Spea Ingegneria Europea S.p.A., Italy(Leader) SAFEGE, France SAFEGE d.o.o., Serbia 3 Ove Arup and Partners International Limited and Arup d.o.o.(ARUP) Ove Arup and Partners International Ltd, UK(Leader) Arup d.o.o., Serbia 4 Acciona Inginer?a & Mott MacDonald &Putinvest ACCIONA Ingeniería S.A., Spain (Leader) Mott MacDonald, UK PUTINVEST d.?.?., Serbia 5 Hill International NV, theNetherlands / 6 Atkins & CeS COWI d.o.o. &ENCODE WS Atkins International Limited, UK(Leader) CeS COWI d.o.o., Serbia ENCODE d.o.o, Serbia Five (5) Consultants submitted their Proposals. Theoveralltechnical scores and scores assigned for each criterion and sub-criterion to each Consultant were thefollowing: Consultant 01 02 03 04 05 JV EGNATIA ODOS S.A. & PLANETS.A. Consortium SPEA & SAFEGE & SAFEGEd.o.o. JV Ove Arup & Partners InternationalLimited and Arup d.o.o. JV Acciona lngineria & MottMacDonald Hill InternationalNV Criterion Max Score Score Score Score Score (i) Experience 5 4.50 5.00 5.00 4.50 5.00 (ii) Methodology 35 32.34 29.74 32.55 28.04 33.20 (iii) Proposedstaff 55 38.98 38.85 42.02 35.89 34.69 (iv) Localinput 5 0.89 3.42 4.32 5.00 5.00 Total score 76.70 77.01 83.89 73.43 77.88 Rank 4 3 1 non responsive 2 Consultant JV Acciona lngineria & Mott MacDonald did not meet the minimum technical score of 75 points and therefore wasrejected. The prices offeredby eachConsultant as read out and as they have been evaluated were as follows: Consultant Technical Score Price fromProposal Evaluated Price Currency Amount JV Ove Arup & Partners International Limited and Arup d.o.o.(ARUP) 83.89 EUR 1,736,435.00 1,986,967.00 RSD 3,600,000.00 3,600,000.00 JV EGNATIA ODOS S.A. & PLANET S.A. 76.70 EUR 1,788,816.00 1,788,816.00 RSD 0.00 0.00 Hill International NV 77.88 EUR 1,540,981.20 1,540,981.20 RSD 3,527,300.00 3,527,300.00 JV SPEA & SAFEGE & SAFEGE d.o.o. 77.01 EUR 1,917,000.00 1,933,800.00 RSD 0.00 0.00 Final rank of the Consultants was as follows. Consultant Technical Score Weighted Score Technical Rank Financial Score Weighted Score Score RANK S(t) S(t)*T S(f) S(f)*F JV Ove Arup & Partners International Limited and Arup d.o.o.(ARUP) 83.89 67.11 1 77.86 15.57 82.68 1 JV EGNATIA ODOS S.A. & PLANET S.A. 76.70 61.36 4 87.79 17.56 78.92 3 Hill International NV 77.88 62.30 2 100.00 20.00 82.30 2 JV SPEA & SAFEGE & SAFEGE d.o.o. 77.01 61.61 3 81.21 16.24 77.85 4 Recommendation forthe contract award went to the Consultant with the highest combined technicaland financial score. SuccessfulConsultant: JV Ove Arup & Partners International Limited and Arup d.o.o. Ceiling Amount:1,796,175.00 EUR and 3,600,000.00 RSD (exclusive of local indirecttaxes) Scope ofContract: Technical Assistance to the Project Implementation Team Durationof Contract: 54 months Date Contract Signed: 24 September 2015 Implementing Agency: Public Enterprise "Roads of Serbia"

Innovation Vouchers scheme for resource efficiency technologies and services: programme preparation and definition of possible implementation approaches

 | Published November 25, 2015  -  Deadline December 16, 2015
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Project Description: The Serbian industry currently faces multiple barriers to the adoption of best practice technologies and services on resource efficiency. An innovation vouchers programme could be set up in order to support Serbian private sector to manufacture and deploy state-of-the-art resource efficiency technologies. This will help Serbian industry become more competitive through lowering its cost base and helping it meet international standards. Innovation Vouchers are an established mechanism for supporting businesses to innovate – especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The first such scheme was set up in 1990, and by 2010, the number of schemes had increased to at least 25, implemented at national and regional levels all across Europe. Innovation vouchers help overcome the presence of information and co-ordination failures that inhibit businesses from investing in innovation. SMEs also tend to have many innovative ideas but often lack the necessary capital, technical expertise and/or business expertise to transform their innovation project into a market success. Innovation vouchers present a mechanism where a large number of EBRD clients can be supported by a variety of providers in a manner that is not administratively burdensome. Assignment Description: The EBRD intends to engage a consultancy firm (the “Consultant”) to conduct a study and define the relevance and the scope of an innovation vouchers scheme for Serbia focused on resource efficiency (energy, water and material efficiency) technologies. It will include an assessment of costs and benefits and the definition of appropriate implementation arrangements. The Consultant is expected to do the following services: - Analysis of current status of the local market for climate technologies and related service. - Assessment of the broad R&D capabilities in the country in the area of climate technologies with a focus on Universities, research centres, laboratory test centres, etc. and mapping of relevant stakeholders. The analysis should identify the main gaps in terms of R&D resources, infrastructures and competences in the country. - Assessment of the most appropriate innovation voucher scheme in the country with definition of areas of focus, eligibility criteria, and governance. The consultants will review alternative implementation approaches analysis related costs and expected benefits. - Local consultation on the relevance of an innovation voucher scheme in the country with relevant stakeholders identified. Status of Selection Process: Interested firms or groups of firms are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest. Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in February 2016 and has an estimated overall duration of six (6) months. Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 74,000 (exclusive of VAT). The Consultant must determine whether any VAT would be chargeable on the services and the basis for that determination, without taking into consideration the special status of the Bank as an IFI and state this to the Bank in their response to the Invitation for Expressions of Interest. To the extent that a Consultant incurs input VAT on goods and services purchased in connection with the provision of services (e.g. VAT on airline ticket) which is not otherwise recoverable by the consultant from the local tax authority, the gross cost to the consultant of such expenses shall be treated as a reimbursable expense. Funding Source: Central European Initiative (CEI) fund. Please note selection and contracting will be subject to the availability of funding. Eligibility: Participation of consultants is restricted to individual experts of Italian nationality and consultancy firms or entities registered in Italy (using their employees of any nationality and/or non-employees of Italian nationality). Eligible consulting firms however, can subcontract, associate with or join forces with external experts or consulting firms from other CEI Member Countries (Albania, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Ukraine) up to a maximum of 30% of the budget for the respective Assignment Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms preferably with previous project experience relating to: - manufacturing of climate technologies especially in respect to R&D requirements and development of supply chains; - setting up innovation programmes in the area of technology and manufacturing; - Serbia and/or the region. The Consultant’s team should at least consist of the following key expertise: Key Expert No. 1: Team leader with preferably 10 years of previous professional experience and expertise in developing capacity building programmes with a focus on supply chains development, R&D, innovation; Key Expert No.2: Senior expert with preferably 8 years of previous professional experience and expertise in manufacturing and R&D of climate technologies; Key Expert No.3: Senior expert with preferably 8 years of previous professional experience and expertise in policies supporting R&D and innovation in the area of climate technologies; Key Experts No.4: Local experts with preferably 8 years of previous professional experience and expertise in policies supporting industrial development and links between research and manufacturing Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants seeking to be selected for this Assignment, the information submitted should include the following: 1. Company/group of firms’ profile, organisation and staffing (max. 2-4 pages); 2. Details of previous project experience or similar assignments 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 be available to work on the Assignment detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments, particularly preferably undertaken in the previous ten years, including information on contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), experts months provided, assignment budget, main activities, objectives; 4. Completed Consultant Declaration Form and Contact Sheet, the template for which is available from the following web-link: http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet.doc. 5. A copy of company registration certificates or equivalent for the lead firm and any subcontractors confirming valid registration in Italy or a CEI Member Country (as the case may be). If the proposed subcontractor is not registered in either Italy or a CEI Member Country, it must submit a statement confirming that its proposed experts will be nationals of Italy or a CEI Member Country. The above information should not exceed 20 pages excluding CVs and contact sheet. The complete expression of interest (including CVs and Contact Sheet) shall be one file (pdf or Word), not exceeding 4MB, to be uploaded to eSelection. The EBRD reserves the right to reject applications of firms submitting more than one file. Only if the permissible file size is exceeded, the Consultant may split the expression of interest into further files. Expressions of Interest shall be submitted, in English, electronically through e-Selection, to reach the Bank not later than the closing date. Bank Contact Persons: Julie Michel Advisor, Technical Cooperation European Bank for Reconstruction and Development One Exchange Square London EC2A 2JN Tel: + 44 20 7338 7556 e-mail: michelj@ebrd.com (submissions should be sent through eSelection and NOT to this email address) Notes: 1. The selection will normally be made from responses to this notification only. Consultants will not be asked to submit a proposal. The highest-ranked Consultant will be selected from a shortlist and be invited to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding. 2. The shortlist criteria are as follows: a. Firm’s previous project experience in manufacturing of climate technologies especially in respect to R&D requirements and development of supply chains and setting up innovation programmes in the area of technology and manufacturing – 30% b. Firm's previous experience specific to the location (Serbia/region) - 20% c. CV of Key experts - 50%

Deposit Insurance Strengthening Project - P146248

Deposit Insurance Agency | Published August 3, 2015  -  Deadline August 18, 2015
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Resident International Consultant For Privatization And Restructuring Of Financial Institutions REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES ? INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT) Republic of Serbia Deposit Insurance Agency of Serbia Deposit Insurance Strengthening Project IBRD Loan 8340-YF Assignment Title: ResidentInternational Consultant for Privatization and Restructuring of Financial Institutions (Reference No. 2A.1.2 ofthe Procurement Plan) TheRepublic of Serbia (RoS) has received financing from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) toward the costof the DepositInsurance Strengthening Project andintends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. The DepositInsurance Agency of Serbia (DIA), along with the National Bank of Serbia (NBS) and the Ministry of Finance (MoF), is a part of thesafety net system that aims to limit the impact of problematic banks on the financial system and the overall economy. The DIA'sprimary responsibilities include: 1)the reimbursement of insured depositors through the Deposit InsuranceFund and 2) theadministration of bankruptcies and liquidations of banks. As a result of recent amendments to the Serbian financial legislation, the Republic of Serbia took responsibilityfor the management ofstate-owned financial institutions previously performed through the DIA, while the DIA remained in charge of the sale procedure for the bank that isalready in the privatisation process. The bank is systemically important and one of the largest banks in the market. Thetarget datefor closing the transaction with the buyer is 31 December2017. In this process, the DIA acts as the agent for the majorityshareholders, including the Government of Serbia (GOS). Additionally, theDIA is in charge of the sale of socially owned capital ininsurance companies, including the largest Serbian insurer. DIA is seeking services of experienced individual international consultant for assisting the DIA and the Ministry of Finance(MoF) (per request) for privatization and restructuring of financial institutions. This consultantwill focus on: (i) providingexpertise andhands on management assistance to the DIA and MoF (per request) in: a) preparationfor privatization of certain bank and insurance companies and implementation of the sales process; b)restructuring of the banks and insurance companies with the state ownership, if needed; and, (ii) acting as thein-houseexpert resource and coach for the team of local staff who will be             responsible for executing the tasks ona day-to-daybasis. The consultant'sactivitieswill include: Providing advice on the preparation and execution of privatization transactions;Working with the DIA and MoF on restructuring of bank and insurance companies, if needed; Providing advice and guidance to the DIA and MoF in managing its interactionwith potentialinvestors and external financial advisers;Working closely with financial consultant and its sub-consultants (where is applicable)engaged as external advisorsof bank and insurance company in privatization transactions. Consultant should have the following qualifications: ·        University degree(finance/ law/ MBA/economy or similar); ·        More than 20 years ofwork experience with significant amount of time working directly with financial sector, government institution, privatization or aresolution agency, either as a consultant or working for one; ·        Specific andappropriate experience and skills in restructuring and preparation ofbanks andinsurance companies for privatization. The adviser should be able to demonstrate significant prior experience in the privatizationof state-owned banks and a strong understanding of the design issuesapplicable to financial assistance provided in the context ofbank restructuring and privatization; ·        Proven experience in implementation of technical assistance projects to reform and strengthen financialsectors and facilitate private sector development in transition economies, (hands-on knowledge on project formulation; setting theobjectives, benchmarks and outputs; project planning and outlining the activities; estimation of the project budget and monitoringthe costs, supervising the performance of the project team and outside consultants); ·        Strong interpersonaland diplomatic skills; ·        Ability to transferknowledge; ·        Professionalcompetence in written and spoken English. Additional language skillsare an asset. This position is offered on a full time basis until June 30, 2016 and subject tosatisfactory performance and availability of funds potentially extended. TheDeposit Insurance Agency now invites eligible candidates to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interestedcandidates shouldprovide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to performthe services (detailed CV, description of similarassignments, experience in similar conditions, references etc.). Expressions of interest andsupporting material should be provided in English. The consultant will be selected applying IC selection method according to the Section V.of the  Guidelines: Selection and Employment ofConsultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World bank Borrowers, January 2011 ( http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/PROJECTS/PROCUREMENT/). Theattention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the above mentioned World Bank's Guidelines setting forththe World Bank'spolicy on conflict of interest. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 09:00  to 15:00 hours. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail or by e-mail) byAugust 18, 2015.

EPS Small Hydro Power Plants Project

 | Published May 4, 2015  -  Deadline June 12, 2015
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CONSULTANCY SERVICES INVITATION FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Environmental Expert and Independent Engineer for the EPS Small Hydro Power Plants Project in Serbia The Invitation for Expressions of Interest follows the General Procurement Notice for this project published in Procurement Opportunities, on the EBRD website on 29 July 2014. Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS) intends using the proceeds of a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) for a project to rehabilitate fifteen (15) Small Hydro Power Plants (SHPPs), and the construction of two (2) New SHPP on existing water management dams in Serbia, leading to improved efficiency and carbon savings. The main objective of this assignment is to provide technical assistance for Environmental and Engineering aspects to the Client to ensure the successful completion of the Project in accordance with the Project Implementation Plan (PIP) and with all Banks’ requirements stipulated in the Loan Agreement and Legal frameworks. This assignment consists of following activities: Task 1 – Assist EPS for the Environmental and Social Action Plan The loan agreement for the Project requires the Client to implement the Project in accordance with applicable EBRD Environmental and Social Performance Requirements (PRs), which include relevant Serbian and EU standards and good industry practice. In order to implement these requirements, an Environmental and Social Action Plan (ESAP) has been agreed between the Client and EBRD. This assistance will comprise the following components: Pre-Construction Planning (ensure that ESAP requirements are adequately integrated into the project’s designs, schedules and implementation plans, and that Contractors are aware of the environmental, safety and social requirements).; Implementation (provide on-going environmental, safety and social advice and support to the Client to assist them in implementing the Project in accordance with the ESAP, EBRD’s PRs and good industry practice); Monitoring and Reporting (assist the Client is developing an environmental and social monitoring and reporting programme for the Project). Task 2 – Assist EPS in Supervision of the Implementation Phase The Consultant will provide support to the Client throughout the implementation phase. To this end, the Consultant will, inter alia: Assistance in Site supervision, Monitoring and Reporting (ensure that all contractors will submit updated schedules, showing actual status of progress e.g. manufacturing, delivery and construction status); Specific tasks related to Implementation of Contracts under the Project (provide support regarding project management, measurement, contracts monitoring and quality control); Testing, Commissioning and Operational Acceptance (assist in testing procedures, commissioning and acceptance). Status of Selection Process: Interested firms are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest. Assignment expected start date and duration: The assignment is expected to start in September 2015 and last about 30 months. Maximum Budget available for the Assignment: EUR 600,000 (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: Through EBRD loan proceeds. Eligibility Restrictions: There are no eligibility restrictions. Consultant Profile: An international firm of consultants will be engaged for this assignment and is expected to procure the services of a multidisciplinary team of both international and local experts as appropriate. The Consultant is expected to possess appropriate experience in supporting Clients in similar types of projects comprising of providing support in (i) site supervision of the rehabilitation and construction contracts, and (ii) support in assistance in monitoring and follow-up of the Environmental and Social Action Plan (ESAP). The Consultant will be provided with access to all relevant information by the Client and access to the Project sites during the whole assignment. In order to determine the capability and experience of consulting firms seeking to be shortlisted, the information submitted shall include the following: Company profile, organisation and staffing; Details of experience or similar assignments undertaken in the previous five (5) years, including their locations; overall budget, and proportion undertaken by the consultant both in terms of staff input and budget; CVs of staff (limited to maximum 4 pages per CV for the following experts who could be available for the assignment): Key Experts: Civil Engineer with the appropriate license, with at least 10 years of experience in the construction of hydropower plants, dams or similar facilities with a focus on the activities of supervision and monitoring. Mechanical Engineer with the appropriate license, with at least 10 years of experience in the construction of hydropower plants, dams or similar facilities with a focus on the activities of supervision and monitoring. Electrical Power Engineer with the appropriate license should be able to prove at least 10 years’ experience in construction or rehabilitation of Small Hydropower Plants Projects with a focus on supervision and monitoring activities. The Engineer shall possess excellent knowledge of English for coordination and report writing purposes. A basic knowledge of Serbian language would be seen as an advantage. Environmental Expert should be able to prove at least 7 years of experience in environmental issues related to hydro-power projects. Specific experience should include: Environmental and safety appraisal and monitoring of hydro-power projects. Familiarisation with EBRD’s Environmental and Social Policy and Performance Requirements (or IFC’s Performance Standards). Experience of working in Serbia. Ability to liaise with engineering and construction contractors. Short Term Experts (as needed) with at least 10 years’ experience in the following areas of work: Construction and rehabilitation of hydropower plants. Testing, Commissioning and Operational Acceptance procedures. Protection and Control Measures. Civil Works related to hydropower plants projects. Environmental and Social Measures Local Experts (as required) with at least 5 years’ proven experience in the following areas of work: Construction and rehabilitation of hydropower plants. Testing, Commissioning and Operational Acceptance procedures. Protection and Control Measures. Civil Works related to hydropower plants projects. Environmental and Social Measures Note that intermittent inputs are expected from the key experts. The Consultant should propose a suitable organisation staffing with anticipated input (man-months) from the key experts in a staffing schedule and work plan. The above information should not exceed 25 pages excluding CVs. One original and two numbered hard copies together with electronic copy on CD-Rom of the above information in English should be submitted to the Client in an envelope marked “Expression of Interest for Environmental Expert and Independent Engineer for the EPS Small Hydro Power Plants Project in Serbia”, to reach the EPS not later than the above closing date. Further information may be obtained from: Attn. Mr. Nebojsa Aleksic Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS) Balkanska 13, Belgrade 11000 Serbia Email: nebojsa.aleksic@eps.rs tel: + 381 11 3952 540 fax: + 381 11 3970 045

Review of sustainable resource opportunities - Univerexport

 | Published November 25, 2015  -  Deadline December 16, 2015
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Project Description

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the EBRD or the Bank) is considering providing financing to the retailer Univerexport Group (the Client) for an upgrade of their existing network of 126 retail stores and the creation of centralised distribution centre in Novi Sad (the Project) in order to optimize logistics and inventory management.

Assignment Description

As a precursor to the Project, the Bank now intends to engage a consultant (the Consultant) to identify the related potential energy and resource efficiency opportunities and assess the Sustainable Resource Investment (the SRI) within the Client’s retail chain (the Assignment).

The expected outcome of the Assignment is to provide the EBRD with sufficient information to decide whether to proceed with financing the Project.

The selected Consultant is expected to provide the following services:

TASK 1 - ASSESSMENT OF SUSTAINABLE ENERGY INVESTMENT

· Review the investment plan of the Project and select a reference stores and distribution centres to be assessed;
· Assess the energy performance of the selected outlets, including calculation of energy demand, including heat losses, energy use for space heating, ventilation, hot water, air-conditioning, refrigeration and lighting;
· Review the energy efficiency opportunities planned for new distribution centre and assess the predicted performance as compared with national and international benchmarks; and
· Identify those investments which go beyond the common practice in Serbia and are leading to reduction of resource use (energy, water, fuels, materials).

TASK 2 - IDENTIFICATION OF FUTURE ENERGY AND RESOURCE EFFICIENCY OPPORTUNITIES

· Identify any further practical and feasible energy/resource efficiency techniques which are additional to the existing investment plan;
· Present and discuss any suggestions with the Client’s representatives and take into account any suggestions and recommendations;
· Investigate opportunities for any Best Available Techniques in the context of common practice in the country;
· Conduct a cost benefits analysis for the recommended energy efficiency opportunities; and
· Review the health and safety aspects related to energy/resource efficiency opportunities and ensure they will not affect existing health and safety levels.

TASK 3 - DEVELOPMENT OF PRODUCT SUSTAINABILITY TOOL

Develop a product sustainability tool which will consist of the following:
- Assessment of selected products of Univerexport.
- Development of a toolkit for products sustainability assessment
- Guidance on Sustainable Supply Chain Management

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

Assignment Start Date and Duration:
The Assignment is expected to start in February 2016 and has an estimated overall duration of 3 months.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment:
EUR 50,000.00 (exclusive of VAT).

The Consultant must determine whether any VAT would be chargeable on the services and the basis for that determination, without taking into consideration the special status of the Bank as an IFI and state this to the Bank in their response to the Invitation for Expressions of Interest. To the extent that a Consultant incurs input VAT on goods and services purchased in connection with the provision of services (e.g. VAT on airline ticket) which is not otherwise recoverable by the consultant from the local tax authority, the gross cost to the consultant of such expenses shall be treated as a reimbursable expense.

Funding Source:
It is expected that the Assignment will be funded by Central European Initiative (CEI). Please note selection and contracting will be subject to the availability of funding.

Eligibility:
Participation of consultants is restricted to individual experts of Italian nationality and consultancy firms or entities registered in Italy (using their employees of any nationality and/or non-employees of Italian nationality).

Eligible consulting firms however, can subcontract, associate with or join forces with external experts or consulting firms from other CEI Member Countries (Albania, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Ukraine) up to a maximum of 30% of the budget for the Assignment.

Consultant Profile:
Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms preferably with previous project experience related to:
1. energy efficiency and resource efficiency opportunities in the retail sector;
2. good knowledge of the local and regional business environment in the retail sector; and
3. knowledge of standards of operations in the retail sector and region.

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

a) Key Expert No 1: Team Leader with preferably 10 years relevant commercial expertise in leading the implementation of energy efficiency projects in retail industry;

b) Key Expert No 2: Commercial expert with preferably 5 years relevant expertise in the implementation of energy efficiency projects in retail industry;

c) Key Experts No 3: Technical energy efficiency expert with preferably 5 years relevant expertise in buildings energy efficiency and low carbon design and, in particular, experience in the Serbian market;

d) Key Experts No 4: Technical modelling expert with preferably 5 years relevant expertise in carbon accounting and sustainable supply chain analysis.

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

1. Company/group of firms’ profile, organisation and staffing (max. 2-4 pages).

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

3. CVs of key experts who could carry out the Assignment detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments, particularly assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, main activities, objectives. In addition, CVs must indicate the nationality(ies) of the Key Expert.

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

5. A copy of company registration certificates (or equivalent) for the lead firm and any subcontractors confirming valid registration in Italy or a CEI Member Country (as the case may be). If the proposed subcontractor is not registered in either Italy or a CEI Member Country, it must submit a statement confirming that its proposed experts will be nationals of Italy or a CEI Member Country.

The above information should not exceed 20 pages excluding CVs and contact sheet.

The complete expression of interest (including CVs, Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet) should be submitted, in English electronically through e-Selection, to reach the Bank not later than the closing date. The expression of interest shall be one file (pdf). The EBRD reserves the right to reject applications of firms submitting more than one file. Only if the permissible file size is exceeded (4MB), the Consultant may split the expression of interest into further files.

Bank Contact Person:
Giulia Di Pierro
Technical Co-operation
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: + 44 (0) 20 7338 7136
e-mail: dipierrg@ebrd.com (submissions should be sent through eSelection and NOT to this email address)

Notes:

1. The selection will normally be made from responses to this notification only. Consultants will not be asked to submit a proposal. The highest-ranked Consultant will be selected from a shortlist and be invited to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding.

2. The shortlist criteria and weightings are:

(a) Firm’s previous project experience in the successful implementation of assignments of a comparable nature, scale and complexity, particularly related to energy and resource efficiency and knowledge of standards of operations in the retail sector and region (40%);

(b) Firm’s previous project experience in the local and regional business environment in the retail sector (40%); and

(c) CVs of Key Experts proposed (20%).

Serbia: National Broadband Implementation Programme - Analysis, Costing, Feasibility Study and Implementation Planning

 | Published December 23, 2015  -  Deadline January 22, 2016
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Background: Affordable and accessible high speed, quality broadband is core to any modern nation’s competitiveness. Any country that aspires to compete effectively in the globalised economy and become knowledge services oriented needs to be better connected than most in the world. Beyond the economy, effective broadband availability is also increasingly a key conduit of modern society, in terms of entertainment, learning, health, civic and social cohesion. With this in mind, the Government of the Republic of Serbia (the ‘Government’) has adopted a number of strategies to boost the uptake of information communications technology (ICT) and develop the Republic of Serbia (‘Serbia’) into a knowledge-based economy. As part of those strategies Serbia has adopted a market-based approach to achieve the broadband targets, encouraging market forces to invest in broadband infrastructure by providing the right incentives. These incentives will include measures that provide regulatory certainty, respect of technology neutrality, promotion of cooperation between service providers, stimulation of demand and close monitoring of progress. Serbia also envisages that public investments can be used only in areas where there is a market failure and that they should be carefully targeted, so that they are not a deterrent to private investments.

Assignment Description: To achieve its objectives with respect to broadband, the Government, through the Ministry for Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications (the ‘MTT’) wishes to undertake an assignment to study the supply of, and demand for, broadband infrastructure and service provision in order to design, model, cost and map out the deployment of a modern high-speed broadband network capable of delivering the services necessary to serve existing and future demand, and to boost the competitiveness of the Serbian economy. As part of this study MTT also wishes to identify any barriers to entry, investment or innovation in the provision of broadband connectivity, and seeks to examine international experience in this area, particularly at (but not limited to) the EU level. From this analysis it is hoped that a particular option can be identified for Serbia to pursue and pilot. To assist with the implementation of the assignment MTT has sought support from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “EBRD” or “Bank”). MTT and EBRD have agreed on a programme of cooperation whereby EBRD will provide funding to retain an appropriately qualified and experienced consulting team (the ‘Consultant’) to undertake the main tasks of work under the assignment. The EBRD will also be a contracting party for this assignment.

Assignment objective: The overall objective of this assignment is to identify the conditions necessary and actions to be taken to enable the acceleration of high-speed broadband roll-out across Serbia. Specifically, the project aims to quantitatively evaluate the economic feasibility of an investment in a network of a type that would serve current and future demand under different scenarios taking account of existing operator investment plans; scope for utilising (or better utilising) telecommunications infrastructure of core or non-core telecommunications operators (e.g. state-owned utility and transport companies) as well as identifying specific policy, legal and regulatory measures which the Government and MTT can take and pilot, within a defined period of time, to accelerate investment into effective national broadband infrastructure, while at the same time providing justification for any such measures based on expected benefits for the economy as a whole. To achieve these objectives, the Consultant will carry out the following tasks:

a) Report on sector background, identifying factors and characteristics which are relevant to, or might impact, the Project including any global and national economic and social factors;

b) Report in detail on the socio-economic character of the population in identified parts of the country in terms of density, age, gender as well as propensity to consume the available infrastructure of access to provide broadband services, as well as the market structure in broadband service provision. The experience in this respect in selected comparator countries will also be examined as possible benchmark indicators for Serbia;

c) Design and model the network (core and access) based on the econo-socio-demographic characterisation performed as part of the project, and on the analysis of the demand (different scenarios), both of which will be used to estimate infrastructure requirements to provide broadband services, while at the same time considering the use of broadband infrastructure already present as well as the regulatory environment with respect to e.g. ducts co-location and leased lines. Based on the design of the network, an estimation of the deployment costs associated with the network will be made. As a result, it should be possible to estimate the deployment costs associated with each technology in different identified geographic areas, thus determining the most cost-effective technology-mix for the provision of broadband;

d) Map and advise on the various implementation options;

e) Develop a cost and potential revenue model for each scenario in the context of different business models that may be adopted;

f) Perform an economic cost and benefit analysis including the identification of opportunities and benefits for the wider Serbian economy

g) Provide an overview of best practices adopted by leading countries or regions (EU and non-EU) in similar projects indicating level of government intervention, business and investment models adopted, end user charges and level of service provided;

h) Taking account of the demand study, network design and costing, and the conclusions of the study, recommend solution(s), which they would then articulate in a National Broadband Implementation Plan;

i) Following acceptance of recommendations by MTT, the Consultant will help MTT make all necessary preparations for the implementation of a pilot project for rural broadband, whose objective it will be to implement next generation infrastructure and offer competitive high-speed broadband services in one specifically identified rural area.

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

Assignment Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in Q1 2016 and has an estimated overall duration of 12 months, though this duration in time might be extended subject to the performance of the Consultant, and the need of the Bank and MTT.


Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 400,000; 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 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 extensive previous project experience in the telecommunications industry, particularly with respect to infrastructure deployment and broadband planning implementation. The Consultant will also have a successful track record with management of large advisory projects working with public administrations.

The project team should consist of advisors with the following expertise:

· The Team leader;

· Regulatory/broadband policy specialist(s);

· Financial/costing/modelling specialist(s), with specific experience in core and access network costing;

· Technical (telecoms/broadband) specialist(s) with specific experience in core and access network planning;

· Commercial telecom/broadband specialist(s)

The team leader will possess at least 10, preferably 15 years substantive experience in the Project subject matter. All individual experts should be appropriately qualified, with at least 6, preferably 10 years proven experience in their discipline areas in projects similar to the Project and have substantive experience working on next generation broadband network projects.

In order to ensure a consistent and effective implementation of the Project, the Consultant will be required to commit to a significant minimum guaranteed overall onsite working presence for the consulting team in Serbia, as well for specific key individual members of the consulting team.

Submission Requirements: Interested consultants are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest.

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

1. Company/group of firms' profile, organisation and staffing (max. 5 pages);

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 (if different from duration), main activities, objectives.

3. CVs of key experts available to work on the Assignment;

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 15 pages excluding CVs and the Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet.

The complete expression of interest (including CVs, Contact Sheet and Consultant Declaration Form) shall be one file (pdf or Word) to be uploaded to eSelection. EBRD reserves the right to reject applications of firms submitting more than one file. Only if the permissible file size (4MB) is exceeded, the Consultant may split the expression of interest into further files.

Expressions of Interest should be submitted, in English, electronically through eSelection to reach the Bank not later than the closing date indicated above at 23:59 London time.

Bank Contact Person:
Elena Kolodiy

Advisor, Technical Cooperation Team
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN, United Kingdom
Tel: + 44 20 7338 6765
E-mail:
kolodiyo@ebrd.com (submissions should be sent through eSelection and NOT to this email address)

Notes:

1. Following this invitation for expressions of interest, a shortlist of qualified firms will be formally invited to submit proposals.

2. The Evaluation criteria and weighting are as follows:

a) The Consultant’s previous project experience in the telecommunications industry, particularly with respect to broadband infrastructure deployment and broadband planning implementation, as well as a successful track record with management of large advisory projects working with public administrations: 20%;

b) Level of local/regional experience, presence and familiarity of Consultant and team with local language and regulation/legislation: 10%;

c) Calibre of all key experts as listed in this procurement notice: 70%.


Serbian Roads - Capacity Building on Road Safety Management (ISO 39001)

 | Published June 11, 2015  -  Deadline July 3, 2015
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23 June 2015: The Procurement Notice has been updated as follows: - The deadline for submission of Expressions of Interest has been amended to 3 July at 14:00 Belgrade time. - An original and copies of the Expressions of Interest shall be submitted to the Client in both Serbian and English in accordance with the submission requirements outlined below. Executing Agency (Client): Public Enterprise Roads of Serbia ("PERS", the "Client") The Client Contact Person: Slavoljub Tubic, B.Sc.C.E Assistant Director Public Enterprise "Roads of Serbia" Bulevar kralja Aleksandra 282 11000 Belgrade, Serbia Tel. +381 11 3034 937 Fax +381 11 3034 663 e-mail: slavoljub.tubic@putevi-srbije.rs EBRD Contact Person: James Yoo European Bank for Reconstruction and Development One Exchange Square London EC2A 2JN Tel: + 44 20 7338 6369. e-mail: YooJ@ebrd.com Project Description: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development ("EBRD", the "Bank") is providing a loan to the Republic of Serbia to finance the rehabilitation and safety improvement works on the primary and secondary road networks in Serbia (the “Project”). The Project will support the Government of Serbia in improving the quality, sustainability and safety of the road network, with the ultimate aim of improving connectivity, stimulating economic growth, and reducing deaths and injuries from road accidents. As part of the project, PERS will develop a Road Safety Management System and will seek its certification under ISO 39001. ISO 39001 "Road Traffic Safety Management" is a standard for management systems for road traffic safety; it requires the development and implementation of an appropriate policy, development of objectives and action plans, which take into account legal and other requirements, enabling organisations to influence a reduction in the number of road deaths and serious injuries in collisions. Assignment Description: In order to assist PERS with achieving ISO 39001 certification the Client now intends to retain a consulting company (the "Consultant") to assist PERS in the preparation and certification of a road safety management system in line with the ISO 39001 requirements, assisting the Client during the certification process and to develop local expertise in order to assist other organizations in the future (the “Assignment”). The Consultant’s work may include the following specific activities: Review of the existing situation and gap analysis; Preparation of action plan and roadmap for ISO 39001 certification; Preparation of Road Safety Management System; Transfer of skills and training of relevant staff. Assignment Start Date and Duration: It is envisaged that the Assignment will start in Q3 2015 and will have a duration of 24 months Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 70,000; Exclusive of VAT. The Consultant must determine whether any indirect taxes/VAT are chargeable on the proposed services and state the basis for such. If any indirect taxes/VAT are payable, the Client will have to pay indirect taxes/VAT element to the services directly to the Consultant unless otherwise agreed. Funding Source: It is anticipated that the Assignment will be financed by the Central European Initiative (CEI). Eligibility This Assignment will be funded by the Central European Initiative (CEI) Fund. The selection and the engagement of consultants for carrying out technical assistance activities, to be financed by the Fund, shall be carried out in accordance with the Bank's Procurement Policies and Rules, subject to the restriction that the eligibility for approved technical assistance Projects in CEI Member Countries shall be limited to: (a) individual consultants of Italian nationality; and (b) consultancy firms registered in Italy (using their employees of any nationality and/or non-employees of Italian nationality). These firms can, however, subcontract, associate with or hire external experts or consulting firms from other CEI Member Countries (Albania, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Ukraine) up to a maximum of 30 per cent of the assignment value. Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or group of firms with preferably previous project experience in road safety, including in the analysis, design and implementation supervision of road safety improvement programmes for highway authorities and the adoption of certification standards. The Consultant’s team is expected to include the following Key Experts: Key Expert 1 - Project Manager with 10 years of previous professional experience in managing projects related to road safety; Key Expert 2 - Road Safety Management Expert with preferably 5 years of previous professional experience in the delivering projects focused on the development of road safety management systems; and Key Expert 3 - ISO Certification Expert with preferably 5 years of previous professional experience in delivering projects linked to ISO Certification. Key Experts must be fluent in English (both written and spoken). It will be preferable that key experts have strong experience in Serbia or countries with a similar business environment. Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants seeking to be shortlisted, the information submitted should include the following: (a) Company/group of firm’s profile, organisation and staffing (max. 2-4 pages); (b) 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), assignment budget, percentage carried out by consultant in case of association of firms or subcontracting, main activities, objectives, etc; (c) CVs of key experts who could carry out the Assignment detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments, particularly assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, main activities, objectives. (d) Completed Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet, the template for which is available from the following web-link: http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet.doc The expression of interest shall not exceed 20 pages excluding CVs and contact/declaration sheet. One original and three copies of the Expression of Interest, in English and Serbian, should be submitted to PERS in an envelope marked “EXPRESSION OF INTEREST for “Serbian Roads: Capacity Building on Road Safety Management (ISO 39001)” to reach the Client not later than the above mentioned due date and time. The expression of interest in both languages shall also be sent to the Client by email by the same due date. One electronic copy preferably in pdf, in English, should also be submitted to the EBRD’s contact person by the same due date by email. Notes: Note 1 The selection will normally be made from responses to this notification only. Consultants will not be asked to submit a proposal, though the highest-ranked consultant will be expected to provide a short methodology before contract negotiations. The highest-ranked Consultant will be selected from a shortlist and be invited to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding. Note 2 The evaluation criteria are as follows: 1) Firm’s experience in delivering similar projects focused on road safety issues - 30% 2) Firm’s experience in working with ISO certification systems – 30% 3) CVs of of the proposed Key Experts (see requirements above)- 40%

Serbia Technology Transfer Project - P145231

Innovation Fund of the Republic of Serbia | Published August 3, 2015  -  Deadline August 14, 2015
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Extension Consulting Services For Serbia Intellectual Property Law Consultant (ip Law Consultant) REPUBLIC OF SERBIA SERBIA RESEARCH, INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER PROJECT Grant No. EC TF 019226 EXTENSION OF REQUEST FOREXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANCY SERVICES SERBIA INTELLECTUAL PROPERTYLAW CONSULTANT (IP LAW CONSULTANT) The Republic of Serbia hasapplied for financing for a Grant from European Union Instrument for Pre-Accession (IPA), administered by the World Bank (WB)toward the cost of the Serbia Research, Innovation and Technology TransferProject (Project) and intends to apply part of theproceeds to payments for individual consultancy services under this Project. TheInnovation Fund of the Republic of Serbia (IF) needs to engage one Individual Serbia Intellectual Property Law consultant (IP Lawconsultant). Background A Technology Transfer Facility (TTF) is being established at the IF which will support the four existingTechnology Transfer Offices (TTOs) ? in University of Belgrade, Novi Sad, Nis and Kragujevac, and other stakeholders in identifyingresearch with commercial potential, connecting such opportunities with markets and prospective business partners, and executingcommercializationof such R&D. The objective of the TTF will be two-fold: to monetize the inventions from research institutesand universities (principally from the four TTOs); and help the staff at the TTOs gain expertise in commercialization throughreal-life experience. The transactions team at the TTF, headed by the Lead Transactions Specialist, will consist of professionalswith international expertise and at least one member the Business Operations Specialist with deep regional expertise, will beresponsible for commercialization of inventions and closing deals. The TTF will engage a Technology Transfer Coordinator to beresponsible for both running of the TTF as well as working closely with the TTOs, IF, transactions team and S&T experts toexecute operations required for commercialization. Objective of the Assignment One of thekeyimpediments to the commercialization of IP arising out of universities, institutes and R&D organizations is lack of clarity onIP ownership. Clarity on Intellectual Property legal framework and its proper interpretation is required as it relates to IPownership. Therefore, the IF needs to engage an individual IP Law consultant. The IF needs to have an overview of national IPregulations, including laws, bylaws, as well as policies and procedures within Universities, Faculties,Institutes and R&Dorganizations governing IP ownership. Thoroughreview and analysis of relevant laws and institutional policies at various institutesand universities would contribute to better understanding of IP ownership, lead to identification of real cause for confusionrelated to IP ownership, and propose options to address those. Scope of Work IP regulations Review Serbian regulations referring to the Intellectual Property including but not limited to: Law on InnovationActivity, Law on R&D activity, Patent Law, Law on copyright and related rights etc., Trade Secrets, laws regulating governmentscontracts, as appropriate;Analyze IP statutes and regulations on Universities and relevant R&D organizations (IP ownership, revenue sharing,etc.);Analyze current operating procedures between R&D organizations, universities, and TTOs and identify areas where theyare in conflict with national laws and recommend options for resolving these issues;Recommendations on how the TTOs and relevant R&D organizations can effectively operate under the current legalframework;Propose options that lead to clear, unambiguousand uniform national policy on ownership of intellectual assets arising outof research from institutes and universities. These options mayinclude changes in national law if necessary, or an administrativeordinance or a change in policy of certain/all institutes or universities;Abrief overview of international legislation on the topic (particularly Bayh Dole Act of the US and relevant European model), ifneeded to compare/contrast good practices/laws with the Serbian situation;Evaluate the above mentioned options and explain the pros and cons of the options and provide recommendation on the idealoption;Ifneeded, study distribution aspects i.e. division of proceeds arising out of commercialization of IP; After completion of the above tasks requiring immediate attention, advise on Memorandum of Understanding between localTTOs and TTF. Experienceand Qualifications ?           University degree inLaw; ?           Additional education in thefield of Intellectual Property Rights focusing on patents and copyrights; ?           At least 5 years of relevantworking experience in providing consulting services in relevant IP field, including technology licensing for universities, researchinstitutes/organizationsor sponsoring organizations of R&D; ?           Strong knowledge of theSerbian legal framework; ?           Knowledge of Serbian IP lawsis a plus; ?           Knowledge of the R&Dsector operations isdesirable; ?           Knowledge and/or experiencein the innovationfield is highly desirable; ?           Excellent spoken and writtenSerbian and English language skills; ?           General word processingskills as they relateto preparing a report. Timing and Duration The IP Lawconsultantwill be engaged for 20 man-days in the period of 1.5 month. During the course of the assignments, it is planned that the IP Lawconsultant will mainly spend time in Serbia. When not traveling toSerbia, the IP Law consultant is expected to be available to telecommute and work from home. The assignment isenvisaged to start in September 2015. The IF now invites eligible individual consultants to indicate theirinterest in providing the services. The individual consultants  will beselected  in accordance with the procedures set outin the World Bank's  Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank BorrowersJanuary 2011 Revised July 2014. Interested and eligible individual consultants for thispositionshould send expression of interest, together with information on relevant experience and CV, by e-mail to the contactinformation listed below. Deadline for submission of expressions of interest is extendedto August 14, 2015, 12:00 Noon, local time. Contact: Dragana KosanovicVujanic Innovation Fund of the Republic of Serbia Science and Technology Park Zvezdara 54/B4/1 Veljka Dugosevica St, 11000 Belgrade, Republic of Serbia Tel: +381 11 6555696 E-mail:dragana.kosanovic@inovacionifond.rs