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AG & RURAL DEVT - P112526

 | Published March 24, 2015
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Training Of Potential Applicants For Applying To Grant Programs (year 3,4 &5) ?Awarded Consultant(s)/Firm Name: JV PANGEA SC, Italy with NAAS, Bulgaria, IAMB, Italy and ESG, Kosovo Address: Via Enrico Bindi14, 51100 Pistoia, Italy Technical score: 93.80 Financial score: N/A - QBS Final evaluation price (in evaluation currency): EUR 342,616.00. Final score: 93.80 Final ranking: 1 Final negotiated price (in evaluation currency): EUR 349,189.00. ? Evaluated Consultant(s)/Firm Name: Joint Venture KDC, Kosovo, MCIC, Macedonia and KO-Plan, Kosovo Address: Gjakova, Kosovo Technical score: 83.55 Financial score: N/A - QBS Technical score ranking: 2 ? Evaluated Consultant(s)/Firm Name: Joint Venture IADK, Kosovo and ADT Project GmbH, Germany Address: Vushtrri, Kosovo Technical score: 80.50 Financial score: N/A - QBS Technical score ranking: 3 ? Rejected Consultant(s)/Firm Name: Novus Shpk, Kosovo and sub-consultant Consult Engineering, Kosovo Address: 10 000 Pristina, Kosovo Technical score: 65.33 Reason for Rejection: Did not pass the minimum technical score of 75 ?

Regional Roads Project: Project Implementation Unit ("PIU") Support

 | Published November 24, 2015  -  Deadline December 21, 2015
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11 DECEMBER 2015: THE PROCUREMENT NOTICE HAS BEEN UPDATED IN RESPECT OF THE SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS. PLEASE REFER TO THE TEXT IN BOLD BELOW.

Project Description: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development ("EBRD" or the “Bank”) is considering a sovereign loan to Kosovo to finance the rehabilitation of approximately 15km road section from Kllokot to Gjilan and the upgrade of access roads for a total length of approximately 11.2 km in the cities of Ferizaj, Gjilan and Prizren in Kosovo (the "Project").

The Project will be managed by the Ministry of Infrastructure ("MI", the “Ministry” or the "Client") which has overall responsibility for the organisation and management of the transport sector in Kosovo. Within the MI, the Road Infrastructure Department ("RID") is responsible for the development of a road strategy, management of budgets and the issuing of contracts for road maintenance and development.

Assignment Description: The Project will be implemented by a Project Implementation Unit ("PIU") established by the representatives from the Ministry of Infrastructure and other stakeholders. The Ministry of Infrastructure now intends to engage a consulting company (the “Consultant”) to provide the PIU with expert advice and guidance on a number of topics to facilitate the successful implementation of the Project (the “Assignment”).

The selected Consultant is expected to provide the following services:
1. Provide assistance to the PIU with the tender process for the Project, including but not limited to: publication of tenders, pretender meetings, clarifications to tenderers, public opening of tenders, tender evaluation, including participation in evaluation committees, contract clarifications and signing;
2. Assist MI with the technical and financial management / administration of the works, supervision engineer contract(s) and the reporting to EBRD as required under the relevant financing documents;
3. Provide the PIU with continuous ‘on the job’ style training on all aspects of the procurement and contract management tasks being undertaken. The training provided by the Consultant shall also include the requirements and application of the EBRD’s PP&R;
4. Support the PIU in execution of the Project in compliance with EBRD’s Environmental and Social Policy and relevant Performance Requirements and national and European Legislation requirements;
5. Assist the MI in strengthening of institutional environmental and social capacity in day to day management of projects.
6. Transfer knowledge and skills to the PIU and other relevant MI staff. The transfer of knowledge and skills is intended to result from collaborative working between the Consultant and the MI PIU staff – reinforcing the need for the Consultant to maintain a regular local presence.

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

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 350,000 (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 funding for the Assignment will be provided by the EBRD Shareholder Special Fund.

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The consultant will be a firm, or group of firms, and is expected to have appropriate experience in the design, procurement and engineering supervision (including environmental and social requirements) of projects in the road sector financed by international financial institutions.

The Consultant is further expected to have appropriate international experience in providing consulting services for the implementation of road projects in a similar environment. Since knowledge of local legislation will be required, international consulting firms are encouraged to associate with, or to subcontract to, local companies or individuals with the relevant expertise.

The Consultant’s expert team is expected to include key experts as follows:
• Project Manager with preferably 5 years of previous professional experience in managing assignments of similar scope, preferably related to the road sector;
• Road Expert with preferably 5 years of previous professional experience in the road sector;
• Procurement Expert with preferably 5 years in IFIs procurement assignments (EBRD, the World Bank funded projects or equivalent will be an advantage) preferably in the road sector;
• Environmental, Health and Safety Expert with preferably 5 years of previous professional experience, experience of delivering assignments in the road sector will be considered an advantage.

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 10 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 5 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.

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.

Important Notes:

1. Following this invitation for expressions of interest, a shortlist of qualified firms will be formally invited to submit proposals. Consultant selection and contracting will be subject to availability of funding.

2. EBRD will undertake the selection process for this Assignment however the Ministry of Infrastructure – Kosovo (“Client”) will be responsible for contracting the consultant.

The evaluation criteria are as follows:
1. Firm’s previous experience in Project Implementation Support, including specific experience in the road sector – 25%
2. Firm’s previous experience in the design, procurement and engineering supervision (including environmental and social requirements) of projects in the road sector financed by international financial institutionssuch as the EBRD, World Bank, ADB, etc – 25%
3. CVs of Key Experts – 50%

The EBRD Contact Person:
Georgia Vasiliadis
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
United Kingdom
Tel: + 44 20 7338 7750
Fax: +44 20 7338 7451
E-mail: vasiliag@ebrd.com

Water Security and Canal Protection - P133829

Iber Lepenc Company, Procurement Department | Published February 16, 2016  -  Deadline March 4, 2016
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International Procurement Consultant REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES ? Individual Consultant) Kosovo Water Security and Canal Protection Project (P133829) Assignment Title: International Procurement Consultant ReferenceNo. (as per Procurement Plan): WSCP-CS-IC-8 The Government of Kosovo hasapplied for financing from the World Bank toward thecost of the Water Security and Canal Protection Project ("the Project"), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for individualconsulting services. The consulting services ("the Services") include procurement assistance to IberLepenc Company (ILC) on procurement of goods, works and consulting services required forthe first 18-24 months under the Project. Scope ofwork The International Procurement Expert will assist, liaise and coordinateclosely with all project beneficiaries in the preparation of procurement documentation and will report to the Project Coordinatorof the PIU in ILC. Specific responsibilities will include thefollowing: §  Preparing and publishing of procurementnotices for any procurement (goods, works, consultant services)category; Revise and update the procurement plan. ·         Drafting of the Bidding Documents and Requests for Proposals andas necessary, submit for the World Bank's prior review; ·         Preparing of the short list and short listing report and asnecessary, submit for the World Bank's prior review; ·         Participating in contract negotiations for consulting services, by providing andprovidingguidance to negotiations group on topics which may be negotiated; ·         Assisting the PIU of ILC and respective implementing agencies inthe preparation of all necessary documentation for bid opening, evaluation and award of contract; ·         Updating of Procurement Plan; ·         Preparing the correspondence withbidders/consultants; ·         Advertising of contract awards as required under applicable WorldBank guidelines. §  Work with the concerned technical working groups in assisting on preparation of technical specificationsand terms of reference for contracts to be procured under the Project in accordance with various procurementmethods. §  Assist the PIU and concerned technical working groups and evaluation committees in the evaluation ofproposals received, on the bases of criteria stipulated in the bidding documents. §  Ensure preparation of comprehensive evaluation reports according to the World Bank standard forms andtimely transmission of the Bid and Consultant Evaluation Reports to the WorldBank for review and noobjection. §  Assist the PIU on establishing and maintaining efficient procurement and contracting management trackingsystem (noting important approval dates, awards, contract amounts etc) as well as a proper filing system to ensure quick retrievalof procurement information by, the  project staff supervision missions, auditorsetc. §  Prepare and submit to the Project Coordinator of PIU periodic procurement reports describing procurementprocedures for implementation of projects and compliance with the schedule, and identifying procurement issues arising duringproject implementation and solutions proposed. §  Assist in preparation of the quarterly progress reports and annual reports covering the progress of theprocurement activities under the project. §  The consultant will conduct on-the-job training for the local procurement specialist, who shall take overandcarry this function after the second/third year of the project onward. §  Assist the PIU on checking and certifying invoices (before submittal to accountant forpayment). §  If the PIU coordinator requests so, the International Procurement Consultantmay spend limited time in assisting the PIU coordinator/manager in all project activitiesthat are closely tied to procurementactivities. Qualifications and Experience ·         Advanced degree (Master) in economics, finance, engineering,accounting, law, business administration or any relevant discipline; ·         At least 15 years professional experience inprocurement; ·         At least 10 years of - procurement experience in the World Bank  - financed projects, including solidexperience in goods (IT equipment), works and consulting services contracts; ·         Excellent spoken and written English; ·         Computer skills, including word processing andspreadsheets. Reporting The Procurement Specialist will report to the Project Coordinator of thePIU in ILC. The assignment is expected to be conducted for a period of 18-24 monthsin part time basis. The total level of efforts for the assignment is estimated 80 working days, out of which 50% is expected to bein Pristina, and the rest in expert's home office. The PIU/ILC will provide office space and internet during the expert stay inPristina. It is expected the consultant will conduct several round trips to Pristina during his assignment. The Iber-Lepenc Company (ILC) now invites eligible individual consultants("Consultants") to indicate their interest and submit their CVs and related documentation in providing the Services. InterestedConsultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to performthe Services. The shortlisting criteria are: ·         Education                                              20 points ·         General experience in procurement            20 points ·         Procurement experience in the World Bank  - financed projects        60 points The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the WorldBank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] byWorld Bank Borrowers [January2011, revised July 2014] ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the provisions for selection of IndividualConsultant set out in Section V of the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 08:00 to 16:00 h. Expressions of interest/CVs must be delivered in a written form to the address below (inperson, or by mail, or by fax,or by e-mail) by 4 March 2016. Hydro ? Economic Enterprise "IBER LEPENC"J.S.C Attn: Ferki Hadja ? Head Of ProcurementDepartment Street "Bil Clinton"nr. 13 10.000 Pristina - Kosovo Tel: 381 38 524 999; +381 38 526070 Fax: 381 38 526 159 E-mail: fhadja@gmail.com

Regional Roads Project: Development of Internal Approval Procedures for Priority Road Investments

 | Published November 24, 2015  -  Deadline December 21, 2015
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11 DECEMBER 2015: THE PROCUREMENT NOTICE HAS BEEN UPDATED IN RESPECT OF THE SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS. PLEASE REFER TO THE TEXT IN BOLD BELOW:

Project Description: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development ("EBRD" or the "Bank") is considering a sovereign loan to Kosovo to finance the rehabilitation of approximately 15km road section from Kllokot to Gjilan and the upgrade of access roads for a total length of approximately 11.2 km in the cities of Ferizaj, Gjilan and Prizren in Kosovo (the "Project").

The Project will be managed by the Ministry of Infrastructure ("MI", the “Ministry” or the “Client”) which has overall responsibility for the organisation and management of the transport sector in Kosovo. Within the MI, the Road Infrastructure Department ("RID") is responsible for the development of a road strategy, management of budgets and the issuing of contracts for road maintenance and development.

Assignment Description: The Government of Kosovo wishes to undertake significant investment in infrastructure in the coming years including the rehabilitation and upgrade of the existing road network and the construction of new road sections. This process will broadly follow the road investment needs set out in the Government’s Multi-Annual Investment Programme (the “Programme”). In order to facilitate the delivery of these investment projects the Ministry intends to engage a consultancy firm (the “Consultant”) to review its existing institutional procedures for reviewing, approving and prioritising projects in the road sector and propose a revised set of procedures aimed at improving the process and facilitating the smooth implementation of key projects in the sector (the “Assignment”).

The Consultant shall undertake the following tasks under the Assignment:

• review the existing decision making processes within the Ministry of Infrastructure, determine whether an organisational chart mapping key decision makers and a manual or similar describing the process of identifying and approving projects are utilised;
• compare the above to international best practise in terms of institutional decision making processes;
• develop a manual defining an improved decision making process within the Ministry of Infrastructure (the “Manual”). The Manual will identify, inter-alia, the decision making parties and step-by-step procedures for the approval process.

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 begin in Q1 2016 with a duration of three months.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 200,000.00 (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 willhave to pay indirect taxes/VAT element to the services directly to the Consultant unless otherwise agreed.

Funding Source: It is anticipated that funding for the Assignment will be provided by the EBRD Shareholder Special Fund.

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile: The Consultant will be an firm, or group of firms, with significant prior experience in the successful implementation of similar Assignments focused on analysing decision making processes within Governments, preferably focused on the Transport/Infrastructure sector.

The Consultant’s expert team is expected to include key expert as follows:
• Management Expert with preferably 10 years of previous professional experience in delivering similar assignments/programmes focused on the reform/renewal of internal governance procedures, preferably related to the infrastructure sector;

The Consultant is free to propose a team of experts who will provide support disciplines.

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 10 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, deliverables provided, etc;
(c) CVs of key experts who could carry out the Assignment detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments, particularly assignments undertaken in the previous 10 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 10 pages excluding CVs and contact/declaration 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.

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

2. EBRD will undertake the selection process for this Assignment however the Ministry of Infrastructure – Kosovo (“Client”) will be responsible for contracting the consultant.

The evaluation criteria are as follows:
• Firm’s previous project experience in delivering similar assignments/programmes in comparable countries focussing on the reform/renewal of internal governance procedures, preferably related to the infrastructure sector. Experience should be demonstrated via examples of approval procedures and manuals developed as part of previous assignments – 50%;
• CVs of key expert(s) who should demonstrate extensive "hands on" experience on assignments of similar scope and in comparable business locations. Previous experience of developing internal approval processes for Governments is considered an advantage – 50%

The EBRD Contact Person:
Georgia Vasiliadis
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
United Kingdom
Tel: + 44 20 7338 7750
Fax: +44 20 7338 7451
E-mail:
vasiliag@ebrd.com


Kosovo Transmission Development Project - Capacity Building Assistance

 | Published December 11, 2014  -  Deadline January 15, 2015
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30/12/2014 Clarification: Please note that the deadline for submission of EOIs is 15 January 2015 at 14:00 Pristina time.
 
The Executing Agency: KOSTT – Transmission System and Market Operator J.S.C. (the Client)
 
Assignment Description:
The Transmission System and Market Operator Company in Kosovo (KOSTT or the Client) is 100% state-owned power utility responsible for electricity transmission in Kosovo. Following the agreement between Serbia and Kosovo relating to energy, Transmission, System and Market Operator j.s.c. – KOSTT, will assume the responsibilities of a fully independent Transmission System Operator, which aims to become an early member of European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E). The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (“EBRD” or “the Bank”) is considering providing finance (a loan of up to EUR 30 million) to KOSTT for investments in network strengthening and improvement which will provide the technical basis to satisfy the grid safety criteria of ENTSO-E (“the Project”).
 
The Bank funded investment will enable KOSTT to achieve full compliance with the N-1 electricity transmission grid security criteria. This is a key technical requirement for KOSTT to join ENTSO-E, which seeks to promote market integration and transparency in electricity transmission.
 
The Client intends to engage a consulting firm (the Consultant) to provide capacity building assistance to KOSTT in the management of responsibilities assumed under ENTSO-E membership, and in responding to developments in the liberalisation of Kosovo’s power market.
 
The overall objective the Assignment is to strengthen the functional and technical capacity of KOSTT, which would enable KOSTT to become a competent player in the regional electricity market and fully in compliance with requirements of the Energy Community Treaty (“the ECT”) and ENTSO-E membership.
 
The Consultant will provide technical assistance and on the job training to KOSTT to help achieve the above objectives. The assignment is expected to improve professional capacity of KOSTT staff.  The Consultant will work closely with KOSTT staff and provide on the job training during the tasks detailed below. The Consultant is required to support KOSTT in the tasks listed below:
 
Task 1: Assistance to the System Operator (SO)
The Consultant will support the SO on implementation of ENTSO-E policies. This includes all Operational Procedures needed to reflect new requirements.
 
Task 2: Assistance to the Market Operator (MO)
The Consultant will support the MO in the implementation of the ‘Kosovo Electricity Market Model’ (KEMM). This includes producing all needed Operational Procedures to reflect the planned liberalisation of the market (in line with EU Directives).
 
Task 3: ENTSO-E membership
Assist KOSTT in becoming a member of ENTSO-E and in participating in technical and commercial mechanisms operating under ENSTO-E and support KOSTT during the implementation of ENTSO-E Procedures.

Task 4: Tariffs
Advise KOSTT on potential operational efficiencies and use of appropriate regulatory WACC in calculating regulated revenues.
 
Task 5: Corporate Restructuring
The Consultant will undertake a high level review of the existing organisational structure of KOSTT, and to propose any changes in this structure that the consultants believe necessary based on developments and changes required for ENTSO-E entry, and in market operation.
 
Assignment Start Date and Duration:  It is envisaged that the assignment will start in Q2 2015 with the duration of up to 24 months.
 
Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 1,200,000; Exclusive of VAT. 
The Consultant must determine whether any indirect taxes/VAT are chargeable on the proposed services and state the basis for such determination in the response to the Notice.  If any indirect taxes/VAT are payable, the client will have to pay indirect taxes/VAT element to the services directly to the consultant/s unless otherwise agreed.
 
Funding Source:  The contract will be funded through the Norway TC Fund (EUR 370,000) and Shareholder Special Fund (EUR 830,000)
Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.
 
Consultant Profile: Corporate Services are required. The consultancy firms seeking to be shortlisted should demonstrate relevant experience in the power transmission sector in similar assignments in the past ten years.
 
The Consultant is expected to provide a team of experts with necessary qualification and skills to deliver the above-mentioned services timely and within budget. The consultant team is expected to comprise of the following key positions:
 
Key Expert 1: Team Leader
The Team Leader should possess an excellent knowledge of English for coordination and report writing purposes. The Team Leader should have the following experience:
  • Experience in project management (experience acting as team leader/ project manager on at least one project similar in nature to this project in the last 7years would be an advantage.
  • Relevant experience in High Voltage substation and transmission lines.
  • Relevant experience in the operation of the transmission system and electricity trading practices.
 
Key Expert 2:  Network and system operation expert with 10 or more years of experience
 
Key Expert 3: Power market operation expert with 10 or more years of experience.
 
Key Expert 4: Financial/Regulatory expert with 10 or more years of experience.
 
Short Term Experts with extensive experience in the following areas of work:
  1. Environmental issues;
  2. Corporate restructuring and operational efficiencies;
  3. Commercialisation of the spare the Optical Ground Wires capacities;
  4. Transmission capacity market, electricity markets-balancing, DAM, intra-day markets etc.
Local Experts:
  1. With knowledge of the Kosovo’s power system;
  2. With knowledge of the Kosovo’s regulatory regime.
  3. Experienced administrator.
 
Status: Interested firms are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest.
In order to determine the capability and experience of consulting firms seeking to be shortlisted, the information submitted should include the following:
 
  • company profile, organisation and staffing;
  • a copy of the Consultant's valid company registration certificate;
  • details of experience or similar assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including their locations;
  • proposed consultant team composition and CVs of the key experts in line with section consultant profile who could be available to work on the assignment.
 
The expression of interest must be accompanied by a 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 above information should not exceed 25 pages excluding CVs.
One original and 3 (three) copies of the above information, in English language should be submitted to the Client in an envelope marked Expression of Interest for Consultant for the Project Preparation Support for Kosovo Transmission Development Project, to reach the Client not later than 15 January 2015 at 14:00 Pristina time (1 month from notice publication).
 
A further copy should be submitted to the EBRD contact person by email (email address: goslingl@ebrd.com ) by the same due date.
 
Notes:

Note 1
Following this Invitation for Expression of Interest, a shortlist of qualified firms will be formally invited to submit proposals.
 
Note 2
The shortlisting criteria are as follows:
  1. Experience of consultant relevant to the assignment - 50%
  2. Experience in locations with similar geographic and economic conditions – 20%
  3. Team composition and calibre of the key experts - 30%
           
The Client’s Contact Person:
Mr. Kadri Kadriu, Deputy CEO
KOSTT – Transmission System and Market Operator J.S.C
Iljaz Kodra St. nn, 10000 Prishtina
Republic of Kosovo
Tel: (+381-38) 501 601 108
Fax: (+381-38) 500-20-1
 
The EBRD’s Contact Person:       
Larissa Gosling
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square, London EC2A 2JN
Tel: + 44 20 7338 6338
Fax: + 44 20 7338 7451
 
 

Kosovo Transmission Development Project

 | Published September 23, 2015  -  Deadline October 23, 2015
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Kosovo Transmission Development Project Project Implementation Consultant Assignment Description: The Transmission System and Market Operator Company in Kosovo (KOSTT or the Client) intends using the proceeds of a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the Bank) for the financing of Kosovo Transmission Development Project. The proposed project has a total estimated cost of about Euro 36 million to be financed by the Bank and the Company, and will require the procurement of the following goods, works and services for: GIS Substations: 110/10(20) kV - Prishtina 6 and 110 kV HIS in SS Prishtina 4, 110/10(20) kV - Fushe Kosova, 110/10(20) kV - Mitrovica 2, 110/10(20) kV - SS Theranda and 220/10(20) kV - Drenasi 2 Power Transformers: 2x40 MVA in SS Prishtina 6, 2x40 MVA in SS Fushe Kosova, 2x40 MVA in SS Mitrovica 2 and 2x40 MVA in SS Drenasi 2 Transmission Lines and Cables: 110 kV Single circuit line Rahoveci - Theranda, 110 kV Double circuit line and cables Fushe Kosova, 220 kV Double circuit line Drenasi 2, 110 kV Double circuit cable line Mitrovica and 110 kV Double circuit cable line Pristina 6 Consultancy Services for a Project Preparation Consultancy Services for Capacity Building Consultancy Services for Project Implementation (this Notice) All procurement financed by the EBRD loan proceeds will be undertaken in full compliance with EBRD’s Procurement Policies and Rules (PP&R). This invitation for Expression of Interest is issued for No. 6 the Project Implementation Consultant. The Project will be implemented by KOSTT located in Pristina. The consultancy services will mainly focus on contracts management supervision, project monitoring, evaluation and reporting. The Consultant needs to meet the listed qualification criteria in below. The principal objective of this assignment is to deliver assistance to the Client during Project implementation in order to ensure that all Bank financed contracts are carried out in accordance with relevant contracts conditions in terms of quality and schedule. The Consultant will assist the Client with the following tasks: Assistance in Site Supervision, Monitoring and Reporting During the implementation period all contractors shall be obliged to submit updated schedules, showing the actual status of their progress e.g. manufacturing, delivery, installation and construction status. This information shall be incorporated in the project master plan to detect discrepancies to the planned project progress in time. If significant discrepancies are detected countermeasures should be initiated by the PIU to avoid a shifting of the project key dates. Testing, Commissioning and Operational Acceptance Assist in testing procedures as required by Client; Monitor commissioning, testing and acceptance procedures; Participate in the interim and final acceptance of works; Review contractors test reports; Assist in preparing acceptance certificates and other contractual documents; Assist Client in checking and reviewing the final payment on completion of contracts. Environmental and Social Action Plan The Environmental and Social Action Plan (ESAP) is an integral component of the project, and the Consultant should assist the PIU in planning, organizing, monitoring, and reporting on, the progress achieved in implementing the ESAP. Knowledge transfer to Client The Consultant should ensure that there is a knowledge transfer to Client in all aspects of oversight and management of project implementation. The Consultant should train the PIU to meet the reporting requirements stipulated under the Loan Agreements. This will include regular reporting on any time-dependent covenants, implementation of any time or progress–dependant elements such as insurance policies, general progress reporting (programme, progress and financial status). Status of Selection Process: Interested firms are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest. Assignment expected start date and duration: assignment is expected to take place from March 2016 and last for approximately two (2) years, plus defect liability period (DLP) of one (year). The input of the experts is expected to be intermittent during this period (detailed schedule to be agreed upon between the Client and the Consultant). Maximum Budget available for the Assignment: EUR 1,300,000 (exclusive of VAT). 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 have relevant expertise and experience in implementation of power transmission line projects and substation projects. The Consultant needs to demonstrate at least 10 years of general experience in the Energy Sector, particularly in implementation of power transmission line projects and substation projects. The following is the minimum expertise (key experts) and experience required for this assignment: Key Experts (subject to evaluation) Team Leader: preferably an Electrical Engineer with at least 15 years of general professional experience and relevant project experience in planning and implementation of construction of transmission line and substation projects. The candidate must have a good knowledge of the English language which is necessary for coordination and reporting. Substation/GIS (Gas Insulated Switchgear) Expert Relay Protection and Control Expert SCADA, Metering and Telecomm Expert Overhead Line and Underground Cable Line Expert Above experts 2 – 5 need to prove at least 10 years’ experience in site supervision and commissioning of transmission line (overhead line and underground cable line) and substation projects. Non-Key Experts Civil Works Expert Environmental and Social Measures Expert Site Manager: with at least 7 years’ experience, mainly in site supervision of substation projects, as a permanent resident during project implementation phase Short term experts with at least 10 years’ of relevant experience in: Design of HV substations and transmission lines (overhead lines and underground cable lines); Factory acceptance tests for similar assets; Commissioning of similar assets; Relay protection and control; Civil Works in the field of substation, tower foundations construction and cabling; Environmental/social issues. Local Experts (as required) with at least 5 years’ experience in: Supervision and commissioning of transmission lines and substations, Factory acceptance tests and Commissioning for similar assets, Relay Protection and Control Measures, Civil Works in the field of substations, tower foundations construction and cabling, (110 kV and higher voltage) and substations, Environmental and Social Measures; Substation and Transmission line Expert Relay protection and control/SCADA Expert Civil Works Expert Secretarial/ Support: to hire local support staff as required for project implementation in order to provide secretarial, interpretation, translation, and transport services. No CV needs to be provided for this position. Submission Requirements: Interested consultants are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest. In order to determine the capability and experience of consulting firms seeking to be shortlisted, the information submitted should include the following: Company profile, proposed project organisation and staffing; Details of experience or similar assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including their locations, overall budget, and proportion undertaken by the consultant both in terms of staff input and budget; CVs (limited to 4 pages per CV) of staff who could be available to work on the assignment. The above information should not exceed 10 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 Kosovo Transmission Development Project: Project Implementation Consultant”, to reach the Client not later than the above closing date. Contact Details: Mr. Ilir Shala Director of Department for Project Management & Engineering KOSTT – Transmission System and Market Operator Iljaz Kodra St. nn 10000 Prishtina Republic of Kosova E-mail: ilir.shala@kostt.com Fax: (+381-38) 500-20-1 and/or Mr. Abdulsatar Ibrahimi Director of Procurement Department KOSTT – Transmission System and Market Operator Iljaz Kodra St. nn 10000 Prishtina Republic of Kosova E-mail: abdulsatar.ibrahimi@kostt.com Fax: (+381-38) 500-20-1 Notes: Following this invitation for expressions of interest, a shortlist of qualified firms will be formally invited to submit proposals. Shortlisting, selection and contracting will be subject to the availability of funding.

Kosovo/ICT Sector Capacity Building

 | Published February 24, 2017  -  Deadline March 16, 2017
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Assignment Description:

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development ("EBRD" or the "Bank") intends to engage a consultant (the "Consultant") to help with the implementation of a capacity building and training programme on ICT/telecom regulatory issues (the "Programme") for the Regulatory Authority for Electronic and Postal Communications of Kosovo (ARKEP).

Assignment Objectives: The Programme has a two-fold set of objectives - firstly, to strengthen the institutional and technical capacity; and, secondly, to broaden awareness of modern ICT/telecom regulatory issues and concepts.

Assignment Tasks: Overall, the Programme will comprise an assessment of the specific training needs of ARKEP; the development of a comprehensive training programme covering all key aspects of regulation, with the goal of meeting the specific needs for development of regulatory staff skills; implementation of the training programme over the course of 30 working days; and, an evaluation of the training programme upon its completion. The Programme will also have a practical aspect, whereby the Consultant will advise on practical case work of the regulatory authority in two specific areas over the course of the duration the programme is expected to take to implement.


Assignment Duration:
It is envisaged that the Programme would have a duration of approximately six weeks (thirty working days), run over the course of an approximate four month period, with staggered implementation in order to accommodate the on-going duties of the staff and officials required to attend.


Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 150,000; 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 purhcased in connection with the provision of services (e.g. VAT on airline ticket) which is not otherwise recoverable by the consultant from the local tax authority, the gross cost to the consultant of such expenses shall be treated as a reimbursable expense.

Funding Source:
It is anticipated that the assignment will be financed from the EBRD Shareholder Special Fund.

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions

Consultant Profile:

Corporate Services are required. The Consultant should be a firm or a consortium of firms. Specifically, the EBRD seeks a highly experienced multi-disciplinary team comprising senior regulatory, economic, legal and technical experts with relevant qualifications and preferably at least 15 years working experience in the following areas:

· Sector Institutional/Policy/Law

· Licensing/Authorisations

· Competition/Market analysis

· Interconnection

· Tariffing/Costing

· Numbering

· Local loop unbundling

· Spectrum

· Broadband

· Infrastructure sharing

· New technology

· Enforcement

· Organisational administration and management

The Consultant will also have proven experience in delivery of training programmes in the environments similar to those of Western Balkans.

Experience in the EBRD countries of operation would be an advantage.

Submission Requirements:

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

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

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

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

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

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

The above information should not exceed 20 pages excluding CVs and Consultant Declaration Form and Contact Sheet.

Expressions of Interest should be submitted, in English, electronically through eSelection.

EBRD's Contact Person:

Elena Kolodiy

Tel: + 44 207 338 6765

E-mail: kolodiyo@ebrd.com (NB submissions must be uploaded through eSelection and NOT e-mailed to this address)

Note:

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 and invited to negotiate the contract.

2. The evaluation criteria are:

(a) Firm's relevant experience as described above in section Consultant Profile (10%)

(b) Firm's previous project experience in the environments similar to those of West Balkans (10%)

(c) Firm's previous project experience in implementing training programmes similar to that described above (20%)

(d) CVs of key experts (60%)

Pristina Urban Transport Project - Financial and Operational Performance Improvement and Corporate Development Programme

 | Published May 7, 2015  -  Deadline June 4, 2015
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Assignment Description: 
 
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “EBRD” or the “Bank”) has been approached by the Municipality of Pristina (the “Municipality” or the “City”) to assist with the financing of the acquisition of 51 buses for the public transport operator, Trafiku Urban (“TU” or the “Company”) and the refurbishment of the Company’s maintenance depot (the “Project”). The total Project costs amount to EUR 13.2 million, including VAT, which will be funded by the Municipality and the EBRD. The EBRD loan will only finance the acquisition of buses while the contribution from the Municipality will cover the VAT and the refurbishment of the maintenance depot. The transaction will be supported by a Public Service Contract (“PSC”) between the Company and the Municipality.
 
The proceeds of EBRD's loan (EUR 10 million) will be used for the acquisition of 51 low-entry EURO-VI buses. The buses will be delivered in two batches, the first batch of 30 buses in 2015 and the second batch of 21 buses in 2016. The Project will allow TU to replace its existing bus fleet, which is outdated with an average age of over 10 years, and requires renewal. The modernisation of the bus fleet will improve the reliability and quality of public transport services for bus users, as well as improve air quality through reduced carbon emissions and better fuel efficiency.
 
TU is the public transport operator for Pristina, wholly owned by the Municipality. It owns 10 buses and provides services in the urban and suburban area of Pristina and the neighbouring municipalities. The Company was established in 1976 and currently employs 118 staff. It currently operates Line 4, which is one of 37 bus routes within the total urban network, which is the trunk route of 8.5 kilometres long running through the city centre. The Company also operates a sizable bus depot with a spacious workshop, parking lot and service facility.
 
The Project will benefit from a comprehensive Technical Assistance package that aims to: support project implementation; to assist the Company and the Municipality in the preparation of a PSC; assist the Municipality in the preparation of a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan; and assist the Company in improving its operations, both financial and operational.
 
The City is now seeking a consultant (the “Consultant”) to assist in developing and implementing a programme to improve the financial and operational performance of the Company as well as to prepare a corporate development programme of the Company.
 
The overall objectives of the assignment are to:
  • Provide assistance to the Company in developing and implementing a comprehensive Financial and Operational Performance Improvement Programme (“FOPIP”) focusing on:
    • Developing a tariff formula and tariff policies, which balance the desire to maximise revenues with high levels of ridership,
    • Improving the cost efficiency of the Company,
    • Identifying staffing and associated training needs of the Company for the expected increased operations and assist them in the recruitment process,
    • Implementing the Environmental and Social Action Plan (“ESAP”) and the Stakeholder Engagement Plan (“SEP”) developed by the Bank for the Company.
  • Develop a medium to long term (5 year) Corporate Development Plan (“CDP”), including capital budgets, tariff projections and Staffing Plan.
  • Review the potential for private sector participation in the Company’s non-core activities.
The Consultant will cooperate with the consultant hired under the PSC preparation TC assignment in respect of all of the above.
 
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 2015 and has an estimated overall duration of 18 months.
 
Maximum Budget available for the Assignment: EUR 250,000 (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: Czech Republic ODA TC Fund.
 
Eligibility: Participation is restricted to firms registered in the Czech Republic and experts being either Czech nationals or permanent employees of the firm. Up to a maximum of 35% of the total contract amount may be used to finance services of local experts who are nationals of Kosovo or consultancy firms registered in Kosovo.
 
Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant should have extensive experience in similar assignments. The Consultant should ensure that the appropriately qualified experts are available, as required, for each of the different tasks outlined above. It is expected that the assignment will be led by an appropriately qualified manager with experience in the urban transport sector and in implementing the key areas of this assignment, accompanied by both key and supporting experts.
 
The Consultant must set up clear communication lines with the beneficiaries, so that they are able to draw on the support of the Consultant as required. The Consultant is required to provide the beneficiaries with independent, impartial, technical, cost, strategic, management and financial advice, and as such will not be permitted to have a commercial interest in any other contracts or agreements for the Project.
 
The Consultant’s Team would comprise of the following experts (individual experts may fulfil more than one role):
  • Project manager;
  • Technical experts in buses, fleet management systems and bus depot rehabilitation and related services;
  • Financial and Operational Specialist(s);
  • Environmental and Social Specialist(s);
  • Local support staff.
It is anticipated that the Consultant’s team shall include the following expertise:
  1. Preferably 7 years of professional experience in similar positions as the ones nominated in the contract,
  2. Chartered accountant or similar certification,
  3. Good knowledge of the Kosovar accounting and finance legislation,
  4. Albanian speaking support staff would be required. 
  5. The needed IT skills to enable them to perform the role they are nominated in the contract.
Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants seeking to be selected, the information submitted should include the following:
 
(a) brief overview of the firm/group of firms including company profile, organisation and staffing;
 
(b) details of similar experience of firm or group of firms and related assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contract value, contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, percentage carried out by consultant in case of association of firms or subcontracting, main activities, objectives;
 
(c) CVs of key experts who could carry out the Assignment detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments, particularly assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, main activities, objectives.
 
(d) Completed Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet, the template for which is available from the following web-link:
 
The expression of interest shall not exceed 25 pages (excluding CVs and contact sheet).
 
One original and 1 copy of the expression of interest, in English, shall be submitted to the Client in an envelope marked “EXPRESSION OF INTEREST for Pristina Urban Transport Project - Financial and Operational Performance Improvement and Corporate Development Programme”, to reach Client not later than 4 June 2015.at 14:00 (Local Pristina time).
 
One further electronic copy should be submitted to the EBRD’s contact person by the same due date.
 
The Client Contact Person:
Dardan Sejdiu
The Municipality of Pristina
Rr.UÇK-2-10000, Prishtinë, Kosovë
E-mail: dardan.sejdiu@rks-gov.net
Tel: +381 234 944 ext. 1011
 
 
The EBRD Contact Person:
Olesya Kerridge
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: + 44 20 7338 6895
Fax: +44 20 7338 7451
 
Important Notes:
  1. The selection will normally be made from responses to this notification only. Consultants will not be asked to submit a proposal. The highest-ranked Consultant will be selected from a shortlist and be invited to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding.
  2. This procurement notice is published in parallel with the procurement notice for Pristina Urban Transport Project - Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (Proc. Ref. 46601). Interested consultants may apply for both assignments, however only one contract will be awarded to the same firm.
  3. Evaluation criteria and respective weightings are:
  • CV of the Project manager (30%)
  • CVs of the other key experts (25%)
  • Firms’ experience in similar assignments for similar projects (30%)
  • Fims’ relevant experience in the region including the Kosovo (15%) 
 

Railway Route 10 Rehabilitation - Detailed Design & Tender Dossier for the Kosove- Mitrovicë section of Railway Route 10

 | Published July 5, 2016  -  Deadline August 2, 2016
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THE PROCUREMENT NOTICE WAS UPDATED ON 15 JULY 2016 AS FOLLOWS: FURTHER TO REPRESENTATIONS MADE BY THE CONSULTANT, THE BANK HAS REMOVED NOTE 3, REGARDING THE CONSULTANT’S INELIGIBILITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS SELECTION.

Executing Agency (Client):
Infrastruktura e Hekurudhave te Kosoves (InfraKos)
Address: Fushe Kosove, Sheshi i Lirise p.nE
Email: info@infrakos.com
Phone: +381 38 550 550 500
Fax: +381 38 550 550 500

The Client Contact Person:
Mr Agron Thaçi - CEO
Infrastruktura e Hekurudhave te Kosoves (InfraKos)
Address: Fushe Kosove, Sheshi i Lirise p.n
TEL: +381 38 550 550 500
FAX: +381 38 550 550 500
E-mail: info@infrakos.com

The EBRD Contact Person:
Georgia Vasiliadis
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: + 44 20 7338 6239
Fax: +44 20 7338 7451
E-mail: VasiliaG@ebrd.com

Assignment Description:
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “EBRD” or the “Bank”) is considering extending the second tranche of a loan to the Government of Kosovo to rehabilitate the southern part of the railway line from Fushë Kosovë, near Pristina to Mitrovicë (the “Project”).

The Government of Kosovo has been engaged in a wide-ranging rail reform programme to bring the sector into compliance with European Union (“EU”) directives. A comprehensive railway sector reform and reorganisation was initiated at the end of 2005. The public railway company was converted into a joint stock company (Kosovo Railways JSC) and operated as an integrated railway until 2011. In 2011, the company was split into an infrastructure company (INFRAKOS) and a train operating company (TRAINKOS) and these have operated as separate companies since the end of August 2011. A track access regime has been developed and is in operation, currently between INFRAKOS and TRAINKOS. These charges are set by INFRAKOS, supervised by the rail regulator and approved by the Government of Kosovo. 

Rail Route 10 branches from Lapovo (Serbia) between Belgrade and Nis (Corridor X connects to Belgrade via Lapovo) and forms an alternative route to Skopje: Belgrade-Lapovo-Kraljevo-Fushe Kosove-Skopje. The existing Rail Route 10 has a total length of 252 km and connects Kraljevo (“SRB”) - Fushe Kosove (“KOS”) - Goce Petrov (FYR Macedonia). The Kosovan Government has produced a National Development Multi Modal Transport Strategy, which includes Rail Route 10. One hundred and forty eight km of the route is located within Kosovo territory, providing a north-south connection between Leshak-Hani i Elezit.

The total length of the second phase of the line (Fushe Kosove – MItrovica) is 34km all flat terrain.

Rail Route 10 sustained significant damage during the period 1990-1999, some of which has been partially repaired. The level of regular maintenance over the same that period was reduced to a minimum, resulting in the current sub-standard condition of the line. Maximum speeds have been reduced to 60-70km/hand and in some specific cases the maximum speed is as low as 20km/h due to safety reasons (sections with tunnels for instance).

INFRAKOS (the “Client”) wishes to engage a consultant (the “Consultant”) to prepare the Project documentation for the rehabilitation of the central section of the Railway Route 10 (Fushe Kosove – Mitrovice) in accordance with European Technical Specification for Interoperability (TSI), AGC, AGTC and the SEECP Agreement (the “Assignment”).

The Consultant shall :

  1. Prepare the Main Design for the reconstruction and electrification of the single track line. This shall be prepared in accordance with European Technical Specification for Interoperability (TSI), AGC, AGTC and the SEECP Agreement. The Consultant will prepare any documents needed for building permit procedures;
  2. Support INFRAKOS in the preparation of the tender documents for the project (tender documentation is to be developed in accordance with IFI requirements and Red Book FIDIC conditions of contract for public procurement process); &
  3.  Identify the environmental and social issues related to the project and address them accordingly to ensure that the Project is developed in accordance with the EBRD’s Environmental and Social Performance Requirements (“PRs”) as defined in the 2014 Environment and Social Policy and the particular specifics. 
     

Among the above objectives the Consultant is expected to carry out the following tasks:

  1. Task 1: Topographical surveys;
  2. Task 2: Geological and geotechnical investigations;
  3. Task 3: Track alignment design;
  4. Task 4: Design of structures;
  5. Task 5: Design of signalling and telecommunication systems;
  6. Task 6: Design of electrification system;
  7. Task 7: Design for rehabilitation of stations;
  8. Task 8: Tender Documents Preparation; &
  9. Task 9: Take account of the EBRD Environmental and Social Performance Requirements (PRs) in the design and tender documentation preparation.


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 Q4 2016 and has an estimated overall duration of 6 months.

Maximum Budget available for the Assignment:
EUR 1,000,000.00 (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 European Western Balkans Joint Fund. Selection and contracting is subject to the availability of funding.

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant shall be a firm or group of firms with preferably:

  • international experience in engineering projects in the railway sector financed by IFIs;
  • experience in the EBRD’s countries of operation;
  • experience in preparation of detailed design of railways; and
  • preparation of Tender Documents in accordance with IFI’s procurement policies and rules.

The Consultant should ensure that appropriately qualified experts are available, as required, for each of the different tasks outlined above. It is expected that the assignment will be led by a qualified project manager with international experience in the infrastructure sector and in implementing the key areas of this assignment, accompanied by both key and supporting experts.

The Consultant Team should comprise at least the following expertise. Suitably qualified individuals may fulfil more than one role:

  1. Project Manager: Expert in leading design teams for Railway Projects;
  2. Lead Engineer in Civil Engineering: Expert in Railway Civil Engineering;
  3. Lead Engineer in Signalling: Expert in Railway Signalling;
  4. Lead Engineer in Electrification: Expert in railway electrification;
  5. Chief Civil Engineering Designer: Expert in Railway Civil Engineering Design;
  6. Chief Signalling Designer: Expert in Railway Signalling Design;
  7. Chief Electrification designer :Expert in Railway Electrification design;
  8. Architect: Expert in Design of Railway Building Facilities
  9. Procurement Specialist: Expert in IFI procurement procedures and Red Book FIDIC Conditions of Contract; &
  10. Quantity Surveyor.


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

(a) brief overview of the firm/group of firms including company profile, organisation and staffing;

(b) details of similar experience of firm or group of firms and related assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contract value, contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, percentage carried out by consultant in case of association of firms or subcontracting, main activities, objectives;

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

(d) Completed 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 25 pages (excluding CVs and contact sheet).

One original and 1 copy of the expression of interest, in English,shall be submitted to the Client in an envelope marked EXPRESSION OF INTEREST for “Detailed Design & Tender Dossier for the Kosove- Mitrovicë section of Railway Route 10”, to reach the Client not later than the deadline mentioned above.

One further copy should be submitted to the EBRD’s contact person by email by the same due date.

Important Notes:

  1. Following this invitation for expressions of interest, a shortlist of qualified firms will be formally invited to submit proposals. Consultant selection and contracting will be subject to availability of funding.
  2. Expressions of interested will be evaluated against the following criteria:
    1. Firm’s experience in engineering projects in the railway sector – 30%
    2. Firm’s  experience in preparation of detailed design of railways and preparation of tender documents in accordance with IFI's requirements and Red Book FIDIC Conditions of Contract – 30%
    3. Calibre of CVs and team composition in line with the procurement notice – 40%
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INFRAKOS - Project Implementation Unit Support

 | Published May 18, 2015  -  Deadline June 15, 2015
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Executing Agency (Client): Kosovo Railways JSC (InfraKos)
 
Assignment Description:
 
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (“EBRD”, the “Bank”) is considering providing a loan of up to EUR 36 million to the Republic of Kosovo, to be on-lent to Infrastructure of Kosovo Railways JSC (“INFRAKOS” or the “Company”). The loan will finance the urgent rehabilitation and upgrading of the southern section (FusheKosove – Macedonian border) of Rail Route 10 (Kosovo-Serbia border to Kosovo-Macedonia border) in Kosovo (the “Project”). The Bank’s loan is expected to be divided into two tranches, corresponding to two phases of the Project, with separate procurement process for each phase. 
 
Procurement and implementation of all components will be overseen through a Project Implementation Unit (“PIU”) established by INFRAKOS. As such, a consultant (the “Consultant”) is required to assist the PIU in the implementation of the Project (the “Assignment”).
 
The overall objectives of the Assignment will be as follows:
  1. providing assistance to the PIU with the tender process, including but not limited to: publication of tenders, pretender meetings, clarifications to tenderers, public opening of tenders, tender evaluation, including participation in evaluation committees, contract clarifications and signing.;
  2. assisting INFRAKOS with the management / administration of the works and supervision engineer contract(s) and the reporting to EBRD and EIB as required under the relevant financing documents.
  3. assist INFRAKOS in preparing relevant reports.
 
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 being in Q3 2015 with a total duration of forty-eight (48) months.
 
Maximum Budget available for the Assignment: EUR 400,000 (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: The contract will be funded by the EBRD Shareholder Special Fund.
 
Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.
 
Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required.
 
The Consultant will be a firm, or consortium of firms, and is expected to have appropriate experience in the design, procurement and engineering supervision of projects in railway sector financed by international financial institutions. The Consultant is further expected to have appropriate international experience in providing consulting services for the implementation of railway sector projects in similar environments. Since knowledge of local legislation related to project execution will be necessary, international consulting firms are encouraged to associate with, or to subcontract, local companies or individuals of relevant profile and expertise. It is also very important that the Consultant has experience in supervising contracts in accordance with FIDIC conditions of contract.
The Consultant’s team should include an experienced Project Manager Engineer and Procurement Expert with significant experience in delivering similar assignments funded by International Financial Institutions (“IFIs”).
 
Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants to be shortlisted, the information submitted should include the following:
 
(a) brief overview of the firm/group of firms including company profile, organisation and staffing;
(b) details of similar experience of firm or group of firms and related assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contract value, contracting entity/client, location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, percentage carried out by consultant in case of association of firms or subcontracting, main activities, objectives;
(c) CVs of key experts who could carry out the Assignment detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments, particularly assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, main activities, objectives.
(d) Completed Consultant Declaration 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 four copies of the expression of interest in English, shall be submitted to the, in an envelope marked “Expression of Interest for “43939 INFRAKOS – Project Implementation Unit Support”, to reach the company not later than the deadline mentioned above.
 
One electronic copy in English should also be submitted to the Executing Agency’s contact person by email by the same due date.
The Client Contact Person:
Mr Agron Thaci
Infrastruktura e Hekurudhave te Kosoves (InfraKos)
Fushe Kosove
SheshiiLirisep.n
fax number: +381 38 550 550 500
email address: agron.thaqi@kosovorailway.com
 
One electronic copy (by email), in English, should be submitted to the EBRD’s contact person by the same due date.
The EBRD Contact Person:
EBRD's Contact Person:
Larissa Gosling
Technical Cooperation
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Tel: + 44 20 7338 6338
E-mail: goslingl@ebrd.com
 
 
Important Notes:
 
Note 1
Following this invitation for expressions of interest, a shortlist of qualified firms will be formally invited to submit proposals. Consultant selection and contracting will be subject to availability of funding.
 
Note 2
The evaluation criteria are as follows:
  1. Firm(s)’s experience in Project Implementation Support, including specific experience in the rail sector – 20%
  2. Firm(s)’s experience in project procurement of international financial institutions, such as the EBRD, World Bank, ADB, etc- 20%
  3. Skills and experience of the proposed Project Manager – 20%
  4. Skills and experience of the proposed Civil Engineer – 20%
  5. Skills and experience of the proposed Procurement Expert – 20%
Note 3
This procurement notice is published in parallel with two other procurement notices for Kosovo Railways JSC (Track Access Charges Methodology Review and Asset Management Plan, and Supervision Services for Phase I). Interested consultants may apply for any or all three assignments however may be awarded only one contract.
 
 

XK Fin. Sect. Strengthen.&Market Infrast - P108080

CBK | Published January 6, 2016  -  Deadline January 25, 2016
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Feasibility Study For The Establishment Of A Training Centre? REQUEST FORCVs (CONSULTANT SERVICES) Assignment: "Feasibility Study for the Establishment of a TrainingCentre" TheCentral Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (hereinafter the CBK) has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the FinancialSector Technical Assistance Project (FSTAP), and intends to applypart of theproceeds for consultant services. The services include hiring of an individual cconsultant to support the CBK in the feasibility study for establishing of a trainingcenter. Scope of the consulting services and deliverables: The Individual Consultant will assist the CBK inthe following tasks: Phase I:Assessment In this phase, the consultant will conduct a short assessment of the challenges andopportunities of setting up a Training Centre in Kosovo. The consultant will  conducting a needs assessment by determining the training needs that exist within the CBK andother financial sector staff as well as exploring potential gaps between the current course offerings and uncoveredneeds. Theprocess will map out the most relevant business models which can be successfully applied in Kosovo. The research will cover the following components: General vision of theCBK in establishing a training centre , including main goals to be achieved, target group,governance and funding structure, scopeof and balance of services tobe offered, etc.; ·       International best practices in establishing TC in other countries andmain lessons learned; ·       Findings on the current trainings in Kosovo conducted by other international donors (if any); ·       Activities of other sector stakeholders in the area oftraining; ·       Legal landscape for setting up of a training centre in Kosovo. Phase II: Roundtable In this phase, the consultant, with support from the CBK, will organise aroundtable where the results from the previous phase will be presented and discussed among the relevant stakeholders. Theconsultant will present and ideal alternative model for setting up a training centre in Kosovo identified through research,outlining their main advantages and challenges. The roundtable aims to provide input into the identification of an optimalbusiness model for the future trainings which willbe signed off by the CBK. Phase III: Business Plan Development Based on the model agreed upon by the CBKin the previous phase, the consultant will develop a detailed business plan for its establishment. The business plan shouldinclude: -      Mission and vision; -      Legal set up and organisational structure; -      Funding structure and sustainabilityplan; -      Products and services per target group and theirdelivery; -      Marketing strategy; -      Personnel and staffing plan; -      Implementation plan per phase; -      Monitoring and evaluation; -      Financial plan, etc. As aresult of the project, the CBK will have a comprehensive document describing the optimum business model for setting up atraining centre inKosovo with clear steps, recourses and timeline for its implementation. The implementation per se will be subjectto a follow up project with additional support from the EFSE DF. The contract will be awarded to the individual consultant based onthe World Bank'sGuidelines for Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers (May 2004 edition, revised October 2006, and May2010).  The award will be based on "Selection of Individual Consultants", in the linewiththe selection criteria as defined below. Selection criteria: 1.Knowledge for the assignment 50 points ·       Experience of the candidate in drafting feasibility studiesfor training needs 30points ·       General experience ofthe candidate 20points 2. General qualification for theassignment 50 points ·       University/academic background of thecandidate 30points ·       Professional experience of the candidate in Eastern Europeancountries, including the Balkans 20points Total (1) + (2) 100 points Interested consultants shall submittheir applications (CVs, reference, etc.), on which basis the best candidate will be selected. The level of effort required forthis assignment is around 20 working days. The contract will come in to effect with the signature of bothparties. CBK, the agency responsible forimplementation of this project, now invites eligible candidates to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interestedconsultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services(CVs). Interested candidates may obtain furtherinformation at the address below during the office hours: 08:00 to 16:00 hours (local time). CVs must be delivered to the address below by January 25, 2016. Address: Str. "Garibaldi", 10000 Prishtina, Republic of Kosova Tel: +381 (0) 38 222 055 292 Fax: +381 (0) 38 243 763 E-mail: Prokurimi@bqk-kos.org

INFRAKOS – Track Access Charges Methodology Review and Asset Management Plan

 | Published May 18, 2015  -  Deadline June 15, 2015
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Executing Agency (Client): Kosovo Railways JSC (InfraKos)
 
Assignment Description:
 
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (“EBRD”, the “Bank”) is considering providing a loan of up to EUR 36 million to the Republic of Kosovo, to be on-lent to Infrastructure of Kosovo Railways JSC (“INFRAKOS” or the “Company”). The loan will finance the urgent rehabilitation and upgrading of the southern section (Fushe Kosove – Macedonian border) of Rail Route 10 (Kosovo-Serbia border to Kosovo-Macedonia border) in Kosovo.
 
Government of Kosovo has been engaged in a wide-ranging rail reform programme to bring the sector into compliance with EU directives. It initiated a comprehensive railway sector reform and reorganisation at the end of 2005. The public railway company was converted into a joint stock company (Kosovo Railways JSC) and operated as an integrated railway until 2011. In 2011, the company was split into an infrastructure company (InfraKos) and a train operating company (TrainKos) and these have operated as separate companies since end- Septembar  2011. A track access regime has been developed and is in operation, currently between the InfraKos and the TrainKos. These charges are set by the rail regulator in consultation with the Government of Kosovo. 
 
In spite of the significant progress that has been made in reforming Kosovo’s rail sector, significant issues remain with regard to the implementation in practice of the reforms. As such, a consultant (the “Consultant”) is required to assist InfraKos with the following:
  • Development of an Asset Management Plan to enable an efficient allocation of maintenance resources and provide a transparent basis for the calculation of track access charges. 
  • Improvements to the track access charging methodology in line with the EU rail sector guidelines, which will enable open and transparent third party access to the network.
  • Support to Finance Department for improvement of the evidence of the Company expenditures including infrastructure direct costs.
The Consultant’s tasks will likely include, but not be limited to, the following:
  • Preparation of a Framework Asset Management Plan as well as a Detailed Asset Management Plan, including a survey of the condition of the Project Entity’s assets, detailed annual maintenance plans and an assessment of the full cost of operating and maintaining the network;
  • Revising the track access charging methodology and assisting with the implementation of the revised methodology
  • Revising the existing evidence of the revenues / expenditures methodology and establishment of the new model based on direct costs for maintenance of railway infrastructure and network wide overhead costs.
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 2015 with a total duration of forty-eight (48) months.
 
Maximum Budget available for the Assignment: EUR 350,000 (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: The contract will be funded by the EBRD Shareholder Special Fund.
 
Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.
 
Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required.
 
The Consultant will be a firm, or consortium of firms, and is expected to have extensive experience in providing asset management plans, ideally for clients in the rail sector.  In additon, the Consultant should also have extensive experience inproviing advice and guidance in regards to regulation of the rail sector. Since knowledge of local legislation related will be required, international consulting firms are encouraged to associate with, or to subcontract, local companies or individuals of relevant profile and expertise.
 
The Consultant’s team should include an experienced Project Manager and experts in Railway Regulation and Railway Financing with significant experience in delivering similar assignments.
 
Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants to be shortlisted, the information submitted should include the following:
 
(a) brief overview of the firm/group of firms including company profile, organisation and staffing;
(b) details of similar experience of firm or group of firms and related assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contract value, contracting entity/client, location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, percentage carried out by consultant in case of association of firms or subcontracting, main activities, objectives;
(c) CVs of key experts who could carry out the Assignment detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments, particularly assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, main activities, objectives.
 (d) Completed Consultant Declaration 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 four copies of the expression of interest in English, shall be submitted to the, in an envelope marked “Expression of Interest for “43933 INFRAKOS – Track Access Charges Methodology Review and Asset Management Plan”, to reach the Executing Agency not later than the deadline mentioned above.  One electronic copy in English and should also be submitted to the Executing Agency's contact person by email by the same due date.
 
The Executing Agency's Contact Person:
Mr Agron Thaci
Infrastruktura e HekurudhaveteKosoves (InfraKos)
FusheKosove
SheshiiLirisep.n
fax number: +381 38 550 550 500
 
One electronic copy (by email), in English, should be submitted to the EBRD’s contact person by the same due date.
 
The EBRD Contact Person:
EBRD's Contact Person:
Larissa Gosling
Technical Cooperation
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Tel: + 44 20 7338 6338
E-mail: goslingl@ebrd.com
 
Important Notes:
 
Note 1
Following this invitation for expressions of interest, a shortlist of qualified firms will be formally invited to submit proposals. Consultant selection and contracting will be subject to availability of funding.
 
Note 2
The evaluation criteria are as follows:
  1. Firm(s)’s experience in preparting Asset Management Plans for rail clients – 25%
  2. Firm(s)’s experience in delivering railway regulation focused assignments - 25%
  3. Skills and experience of the proposed Project Manager –10%
  4. Skills and experience of the proposed Railway Regulation Expert – 20%
  5. Skills and experience of the proposed Railway Financing Expert– 20%
Note 3
This procurement notice is published in parallel with two other procurement notices for Kosovo Railways JSC (Supervision Services for Phase I, and Project Implementation Unit Support). Interested consultants may apply for any or all three assignments however may be awarded only one contract.
 
 

REAL ESTATE CADASTRE - P101214

Kosovo Cadastral Agency | Published July 28, 2015  -  Deadline August 18, 2015
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Short Term Legal Consultant Request for Expressionof Interest Contract Identification No.: KCA/IC/061/2015 Country:Kosovo World Bank Loan/Credit No.: IDA Grant H544-0 XK Project ID:P101214 World Bank Loan/Credit Name: REAL ESTATE CADASTRE & REGISTRATIONPROJECT Short term Legal Consultant Background: The Government of Kosovo (GoK) has concluded a US$12.25 million Credit and Grant Agreement with the International Development Association (IDA) to finance the Real Estate Cadastreand Registration Project (RECAP). The project is set to close in January, 2017.  The proposed Project aims to assist the GOK to strengthen the capacity of theKosovo Cadastre Office, to develop the land and property markets, and to improve tenure security. The Kosovo Cadastral Agency (KCA)is the implementing agency for RECAP project. The Project Coordination Office (PCO) provides technical assistance, advice, andexpertise for project implementation. The KCA  is established, organized and functions based on the 2002 Law on the Establishment of the Immovable Property Rights Register and the 2012 Law on Cadastre.    The KCA is financed by the statebudget andis responsible for the Cadastre and has the authority to issue guidelines regarding all cadastral activities and also for theadministration of the national computerized system (Kosovo Cadastre LandInformation System) that acquires, processes anddistributes cadastral data etc. The objective of the Consulting Service is to assist the KCA and government working group with professional legal supportfor completing the analysis of the legal and regulatory framework for immovable property rights and registration and drafting thenew Integrated Law on Cadastre. The main principles of the law will include: the 'vertical' organization structure for cadastralservices, self-financing principles and methods for financing KCA and MCO activities, and improved registration processes andprocedures. In addition, the consultant will be asked to review and comment on the on-going development of the National PropertyRights Strategy and Civil Code, mainly the components that are relevant ot KCA activities and functions. General tasks of the Short term Legal Consultant will include: Supports the government legal working group in drafting: A new, Integrated Draft Law on Cadastre, to replace the following laws: Law No. 04 / L-013 on Cadastre;Law no. 2002/4 for mortgages;the Law on the Establishment of the Immovable Property RightsRegister of Nr.2002-5; other laws for the creation of propertyrights. The areas to be covered by Legal Consultant include, but are not limited to: KCA structure and functions: This work will be done inconsultation with the project team and include institutional review proposing any requirements under the vertical organization andself-financing methods (state budget or mixed financing from the state and by incomes from providedservices).Systematic and sporadic registration principles andprocedures: This work will be done through an analysis of the main impediments to the cadastral reconstruction and buildingcadastre registration processes including inheritance processes, informal transactions, lack of complete documentation etc. It willbe done in coordination withthe project team for systematic registration as well as local Legal Consulting Company, hired by RECAPproject.National land administration policy and legal framework:forexample, the development of the National Property Rights Strategy, the new Civil Code and the draft law that deals with theverification of cadastral documents that were removed to Serbia in 1999.  Close cooperation with Legal Consulting Company in drafting anew, Integrated Draft Law on Cadastre to ensure consistency and compliance of proposed KCA structure and registration procedureswith the new legislationImprovement of services and the process of moving towardse-services (e-signature, e-payment, e-storage, web based access to information etc).Coordination and harmonization of the legislation with keystakeholders such as notaries, surveyors, banks, bailiffs, courts and legal professionals. Qualifications andexperience: University degree inLaw.Minimum tern(10) yearsof relevant professional experience in immovable property law and/or registration/cadastre. Specific experience with the Republic of Kosovo laws on registration and cadastrewould be an asset. Proven internationalexperience in conducting legal analyses and drafting immovable property registration/cadastre legislationExcellent drafting,analytical, communication, coordination and inter-personnel skills. Period of Performance and level ofeffort: The performance is envisaged to requirefifty (50) days of effort to be completed within an elapsed period ofeight (8)months. These 50 days include thirty five (35) days in Kosovo for field work. The intention is to start the activity inSeptember2015 and finalize in April 2016. Selection process: Consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection andEmployment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers, edition of May 2004 and revised in October 2006, according to selection based onSelection of Individual Consultants(IC)method. Individual Consultant will be selected basedon: The consultant's general experience (20%);Qualification and professional achievement(20%);Work experience on legal issues, guidelines and other administrative procedures in Kosovo(20%)International work experience in similar projectsconducting legal analyses, working on national strategies and preparing draft legislation, including working through the entiredrafting/consultation/approval process and procedures (40%). InterestedIndividual Consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours:08:00 - 16:00 hrs (Monday to Friday) Expression of interest may be submitted to the below statedaddress until 18 August, 2015 Kosovo Cadastral Agency Afrim Bajrami, Procurement Officer Address:Archive Building 2nd floor 10 000 Prishtinë, Republic of Kosovo E-mail: afrim.bajrami@rks-gov.net

REAL ESTATE CADASTRE - P101214

Kosovo Cadastral Agency | Published December 23, 2014  -  Deadline January 9, 2015
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Individual Consultant For Developing Kosovo Cadastral Agency (kca) It Strategy And Implementation Plan Request for Expression ofInterest Contract Identification No.: KCA/IC/055/2014 Country: Kosovo World Bank Loan/Credit No.: IDA Grant H544-0 XK Project ID: P101214 World Bank Loan/Credit Name: REAL ESTATE CADASTRE & REGISTRATION PROJECT(RECAP) Individual Consultant fordeveloping Kosovo Cadastral Agency (KCA) IT Strategy and Implementation Plan Background The Kosovo Cadastral Agency (KCA) is theimplementing agency for RECAP Project, financed by World Bank (WB), whereas KCA's Project Coordination Office (PCO) providestechnical assistance, advice, and expertise for project implementation. TheKosovo Cadastral Agency is a Kosovo intergovernmental Organization headquartered in Pristina. Based on the Law on Cadastre No.04/-L-013, KCA is theresponsible authority for the administration of the national computerized system that acquires processes anddistributes cadastral data. Its responsibilities include Cadastre establishment and maintenance of all real property officialrecords based on survey and the land cadastre. KCA also provides technical and professional support to MCOs (Municipal CadastreOffices) in whole Kosovo. Pursuant to this requirement, KCA is in the process of developing a new IT Strategy together withanImplementation Plan. Project Overview and Scope of Work Theconsultant shall be responsible for developing an IT Strategy for a five (5) year-period for agency, including its implementationplan and other related documents. The specific tasks of the consultancy include: (a)          Develop an IT Strategy for the period 2016-2020; (b)        Conduct a SWOT(Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) analysis of the current IT situation; (c)          Add an overview of existing and future IS and applicationportfolio; (d)        Performsuitability assessment of the existing infrastructure and recommendation for improvements; (e)          Follow EU standards for ICT standards, especially the standardization ofICT- enabled systems and components to assure robust and versatile inter-operability, security, compatibility, portability,functionality, quality management, common data and data sharing standards, etc. (f)          Specify details for the organizational needs; (g)          Develop the following points: i.                                                                                    IT Maintenanceand Replacement Policy ii.                                                                                   IT Change ManagementPlan iii.                                                                                 IT Processes Plan iv.                                                                                IT AuditingPlan v.                                                                                   Business ContinuityPlan vi.                                                                                Strategicmanagement of IT strategy vii.                                                                               Assurance of ICT resources (HR, insourcing vs. outsourcing,technologies) (h)        Specifyrelationships, obligations and duties of the KCA in relation to the National Agency for Information Society ( AIS ) and governmentinstitution responsible for the e-Government for greater clarity in harmony and reporting; (i)           Recommend for re-structuring of the IT Department to make it moreeffective, responsive, focused and capable of managing and improve its ability to support IT infrastructure and applications tomeet the business goals of KCA; (j)           Develop an IT Strategy implementation plan (time and budget) includingmilestones and measurement of success and recalibration (indicators); (k)        Discuss the ITStrategy draft with KCA and so agreed comments should incorporate into the final strategy documents; Deliverables The consultant will be required to provide these key deliverables: (a)          Detailed work plan submitted for approval within 2 (two) weeks ofsigning contract (b)         An inception report addressing the purpose and the research questions of thisassignment (c)          Report on the analysis of the KCA agenda implemented through past andexisting projects, key gaps in policy and practice and the effectiveness of current strategies used at KCA (d)         A report on "best practices/strategies" for enabling adoption of IT Strategy and policyoptions at national and regional level to be undertaken by KCA stakeholders at all levels including the Ministry respectively theAgency for Information Society , MCOs(Municipal Cadastre Offices), KCA staff, and implementing partners (e)          Draft of IT Strategy (f)          Final IT Strategy after incorporation of KCA's and stakeholders'comments. Required experience and qualifications Potential candidatesshould possess the following qualifications, experience and skills: ·         Have an university education level in the field of Computer Science, Information Systemsor Information Technology and be an internationally recognized specialist; ·               Have worked on managing IT/IS services inan IT environment for at least 10 years; ·         Proven track record in working with similar consultancy works (Development of ITStrategy andrelated documents) with supporting evidence of successful completion of previous projects of a similarnature; ·         Prior experience of developing and implementation plans ideally for a large scale of ITprojects. This should include the development of programme plans with assigned roles and responsibilities, performance monitoringand managing key risks with IT/IS business-oriented projects; ·         Proven track record in working effectively within multidisciplinaryteams; ·         Previous experience in the design and implementation of IS business and IT technicalarchitecture based on e-governance are preferable; ·         Experience in dealing with Public Service or Donor Funded Projects anadvantage; ·         It is desirable that the consultant has prior local knowledge of working in Kosovo or aneighbouring country with similar cultural and operational conditions; ·         Computer proficiency instandard office applications (Spread sheets, word processing,Internet Explorer); ·         Should possess strong leadership and inter-personal skills, including excellentcommunicationand facilitation skills, and ·         Fluent in English whileknowledge of Albanian language would be anasset. Duration and level of effort Itis assumed that IT Strategy, its implementation plan and other related documents specified shall be prepared during six (6)month-period of time. It is envisaged that regular visits to Kosovo scheduled every two (2) months will be required for theduration on the project. Theestimated work is expected to be 50 man-days. From this work, it is accepted that consultant should work 15 days in KCA (Kosovo)and another 35 daysfrom the distance. Reporting and Selection Process The consultant will workclosely with the Head/Manager of IT Directorate. Consultant shall report to CEO and PCO Coordinator. The consultant will beselected based on: ?     The generalconsultant's experience (30%); ?     Related work experience in the domains on IT Strategy development and implementation plans(40%); ?     Qualification and professional achievement (20%); ?     Working experience in similar projects (10%). Consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set outin the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection andEmployment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers, May 2004 revised October 2006, according to selection based on Selectionof Individual Consultants(IC) method. InterestedIndividual Consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours: 08:00 - 16:00 hrs (Monday toFriday) Expression of interest may be submitted to the below stated address until January09, 2015 Kosovo Cadastral Agency AfrimBajrami, Procurement Officer Address: Archive Building 2nd floorNo.50/A 10000 Prishtinë, Republic of Kosovo E-mail: afrim.bajrami@rks-gov.net

INFRAKOS – Supervision Services for Phase I

 | Published May 18, 2015  -  Deadline June 15, 2015
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Executing Agency (Client): Kosovo Railways JSC (InfraKos)
 
Assignment Description:
 
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (“EBRD”, the “Bank”) is considering providing a loan of up to EUR 36 million to the Republic of Kosovo, to be on-lent to Infrastructure of Kosovo Railways JSC (“INFRAKOS” or the “Company”). The loan will finance the urgent rehabilitation and upgrading of the southern section (Fushe Kosove – Macedonian border) of Rail Route 10 (Kosovo-Serbia border to Kosovo-Macedonia border) in Kosovo (the “Project”). The Bank’s loan is expected to be divided into two tranches corresponding to two phases of the Project, with Phase I covering the section from FushëKosovë to the border with FYR Macedonia. 
 
The Project consists of the following components:
  • Track renewal;
  • Signalling systems;
  • Bridge works;
  • Level crossings;
  • Tunnel rehabilitation.
The total investment costs for Phase 1 are expected to be approximately EUR 94 million, and the services of a consultant (the “Consultant”) will be required to carry out the supervision of the construction works for Phase 1 of the Project in accordance with FIDIC terms, the existing standard tender documentation of the Bank, as well as with the relevant local legislation. It is expected that there will be one civil works contract. The Consultant's duties will include acting as the Engineer and carrying out all normal duties required of the Engineer in the civil works conditions of contract.
 
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 being in Q4 2015 with a total duration of forty-eight (48) months.
 
Maximum Budget available for the Assignment: EUR 1,400,000 (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: The contract will be funded from the Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF).
 
Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.
 
Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required.
 
The Consultant will be a firm, or consortium of firms, and is expected to have appropriate experience in the supervision of projects in the rail sectorin similar business environments and in accordance with FIDIC conditions of contract.  The Consultant’s team should include the following experts:
  • Resident Engineer;
  • Deputy Resident Engineer;
  • Telecommunication and Signalling Engineer;
  • Environmental Engineer.
  • Civil/Railway Engineer,
  • Structural Engineer
 
All expert should have significant experience in delivering similar assignments, ideally funded by International Financial Institutions (“IFIs”).
 
Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants to be shortlisted, the information submitted should include the following:
 
(a) brief overview of the firm/group of firms including company profile, organisation and staffing;
(b) details of similar experience of firm or group of firms and related assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contract value, contracting entity/client, location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, percentage carried out by consultant in case of association of firms or subcontracting, main activities, objectives;
(c) CVs of key experts who could carry out the Assignment detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments, particularly assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, main activities, objectives.
(d) Completed Consultant Declaration 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 four copies of the expression of interest in English, shall be submitted to the, in an envelope marked “Expression of Interest for “43938 INFRAKOS – Supervision Services for Phase I”, to reach the company not later than the deadline mentioned above.
 
One electronic copy in English shall also be submitted to the Executing Agency’s contact person by email by the same due date.
 
The Client Contact Person:
Mr Agron Thaci
Infrastruktura e HekurudhaveteKosoves (InfraKos)
FusheKosove
SheshiiLirisep.n
fax number: +381 38 550 550 500
 
One electronic copy (by email), in English, should be submitted to the EBRD’s contact person by the same due date.
 
The EBRD Contact Person:
Larissa Gosling
Technical Cooperation
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Tel: +44 20 7338 6338
email address: goslingl@ebrd.com
 
Important Notes:
 
Note 1
Following this invitation for expressions of interest, a shortlist of qualified firms will be formally invited to submit proposals. Consultant selection and contracting will be subject to availability of funding.
 
Note 2
The evaluation criteria are as follows:
  1. Firm(s)’s experience in supervising projects in therail sector – 30%;
  2. Firm(s)’s experience in supervising projects in accordance with FIDIC conditions of contract- 20%;
  3. Skills and experience of the proposed Resident Engineer and Deputy Resident Engineer – 10%;
  4. Skills and experience of the proposed Telecommunication and Signalling Engineer – 10%;
  5. Skills and experience of the proposed Civil /Railway Engineer– 10%;
  6. Skills and experience of the proposed Environmental Engineer – 10%.
  7. Skill and experience of the proposed Structural Engineer – 10%.
Note 3
This procurement notice is published in parallel with two other procurement notices for Kosovo Railways JSC (Track Access Charges Methodology Review and Asset Management Plan, and Project Implementation Unit Support). Interested consultants may apply for any or all three assignments however may be awarded only one contract
 
 

Kosovo regional Roads Project

 | Published January 26, 2017  -  Deadline January 27, 2017
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The Invitation for Expressions of Interest follows the General Procurement Notice for this project published in Procurement Opportunities, on the EBRD website: 11 Nov. 2015 (reference 8063-GPN-48062) and updated on 25 Jan. 2017 reference 8539-GPN-48062.

Project Description: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development ("EBRD" or the “Bank”) is considering a sovereign loan to Kosovo to finance the rehabilitation of approximately 11.08 km road section from Kllokot to Gjilan and the upgrade of access roads for a total length of approximately 11.6 km in the cities of Ferizaj, Gjilan and Prizren in Kosovo (the "Project").

The Project will be managed by the Ministry of Infrastructure ("MI", the “Ministry” or the "Client") which has overall responsibility for the organization and management of the transport sector in Kosovo.

Assignment Description: The Client wishes to engage a consultant (the “Consultant”) to act as the FIDIC Engineer and to carry out the supervision of the construction works for all 3 works contracts to be tendered under the subject loan, which will be carried out according FIDIC conditions of contract, the contract design and specifications as well as in accordance with the relevant local legislation, the EBRD Environmental and Social Performance Requirements (PRs) and the Project Environmental and Social Action Plan (ESAP).

It is expected that there will be three civil works contracts divided as follows:

Works Contract 1:

Rehabilitation of N25.3 from Kllokot to Gjilan & Upgrade of N25.2 Access Road to Gjilan (part A & C) with approximate length of 14.08 km; FIDIC Red Book;

Works Contract 2:

Upgrade of the Access Road to the City of Ferizaj with approximate length of 5,6 km; FIDIC Red Book;

Works Contract 3:

Upgrade of the Access Road to the City of Prizren with approximate length of 3,0 km; FIDIC Red Book;

 

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 March 2017 and has an estimated overall duration of 24 months for the implementation and 24 months for the Defects Notification Period (DNP).

The duration of individual contracts is foreseen as follows:

Works Contract 1:

24 months implementation

+

24 months DNP

Works Contract 2:

18 months implementation

+

24 months DNP

Works Contract 3:

12 months implementation

+

24 months DNP

Funding Source: Loan funded

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The consultant will be a firm, or consortium of firms, and is expected to have appropriate experience in the supervision of projects in the road sector in similar business environments and in accordance with FIDIC conditions of contract.

The Consultant’s expert team is expected to include Key Experts as follows:

  • Key Expert 1: Team Leader
  • Key Expert 2: Resident Engineer No 1
  • Key Expert 3: Resident Engineer No 2
  • Key Expert 4: Resident Engineer No 3

All Key Experts shall have 10 years of previous professional experience in assignments of similar scope related to the road sector, experience with FIDIC contracts and proficiency in English language written and spoken

Pool of Additional Experts consisting of:

  • Geodesy – surveying expert;
  • Electro-technical engineer;
  • Environmental / Social expert;
  • Health & Safety expert
  • Contract/Claims FIDIC expert;

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, organization and staffing (max. 2-4 pages);

b

Details of previous project experience or similar assignments particularly undertaken in the previous 10 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, 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/ Project Procurement Notices

 

The expression of interest shall not exceed 25 pages excluding CVs and contact/declaration sheet.

The complete expression of interest in English language (including CVs, Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet), shall be sent to the Client as follows:

(a) One electronic copy in PDF format

(b) One original and two hard copies

In an envelope marked as EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR REGIONAL ROADS PROJECT: SUPERVISORY SERVICES not later than 14:00 (CET) on 27.02.2017. Documents which are received late may be rejected and returned unopened.

The delivery of the expression of interest to the Client at the address specified will be decisive regarding timely delivery of proposals as per the closing date.  The Client reserves the right to reject applications of firms (not applicable to sub-contractors) submitting more than one expression of interest.

Important Notes:

Following this invitation for expressions of interest, a shortlist of qualified firms will be formally invited to submit proposals. Consultant selection and contracting will be subject to availability of funding.

The evaluation criteria are as follows:

(a) Firm(s)’s previous experience in similar assignments (construction supervision in road sector) – 10 %

(b). Firm(s)’s previous experience with supervision of road works contracts under FIDIC Conditions of Contract – 20 %

(c) Firm’s previous project experience in the region (Western Balkans Countries) - 5%;

(d) CVs of Key Experts – 65% broken down as follows:

  • Key Expert 1: Team Leader – 20 %
  • Key Expert 2: Resident Engineer No 1 – 15 %
  • Key Expert 3: Resident Engineer No 2 – 15 %
  • Key Expert 4: Resident Engineer No 3 – 15 %

 

Clients Contact Person:
Ardian Begaj
Ministry of Infrastructure
Former Germia building
10000, Prishtin/Kosovo
Tel: +38138/20028014
Fax: +38138/20028611
E-mail: Ardian.Begaj@rks-gov.net

Pristina Urban Transport Project - Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning

 | Published May 7, 2015  -  Deadline June 4, 2015
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Assignement Description: 
 
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “EBRD” or the “Bank”) has been approached by the Municipality of Pristina (the “Municipality” or the “City”) to assist with the financing of the acquisition of 51 buses for the public transport operator, Trafiku Urban (“TU” or the “Company”) and the refurbishment of the Company’s maintenance depot (the “Project”). The total Project costs amount to EUR 13.2 million, including VAT, which will be funded by the Municipality and the EBRD. The EBRD loan will only finance the acquisition of buses while the contribution from the Municipality will cover the VAT and the refurbishment of the maintenance depot. The transaction will be supported by a Public Service Contract (“PSC”) between the Company and the Municipality.
 
The proceeds of EBRD's loan (EUR 10 million) will be used for the acquisition of 51 low-entry EURO-VI buses. The buses will be delivered in two batches, the first batch of 30 buses in 2015 and the second batch of 21 buses in 2016. The Project will allow TU to replace its existing bus fleet, which is outdated with an average age of over 10 years, and requires renewal. The modernisation of the bus fleet will improve the reliability and quality of public transport services for bus users, as well as improve air quality through reduced carbon emissions and better fuel efficiency.
 
TU is the public transport operator for Pristina, wholly owned by the Municipality. It owns 10 buses and provides services in the urban and suburban area of Pristina and the neighbouring municipalities. The Company was established in 1976 and currently employs 118 staff. It currently operates Line 4, which is one of 37 bus routes within the total urban network, which is the trunk route of 8.5 kilometres long running through the city centre. The Company also operates a sizable bus depot with a spacious workshop, parking lot and service facility.
 
The Project will benefit from a comprehensive Technical Assistance package that aims to: support project implementation; to assist the Company and the Municipality in the preparation of a PSC; assist the Municipality in the preparation of a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan; and assist the Company in improving its operations, both financial and operational.
 
The City is now seeking a consultant (the “Consultant”) to assist in developing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (the “Plan” or “SUMP”) to ensure best-practice urban transport planning and to identify opportunities for divestiture of commercial activities with potential for private sector participation. The SUMP will be implemented by the City.
 
The main objective of this assignment is the development of the SUMP that will assist the City to manage mobility to be compatible with European environmental requirements.
 
The Consultant will undertake the following tasks and fulfil the following objectives, inter alia:
  1. To prepare a Plan for the transport urban sector in Pristina, which would determine future priority investments in the sector;
  2. To prepare a transport model to use as the basis for the assessment of the entire mobility plan;
  3. To ensure the accessibility offered by the transport system is available to all, such that urban public facilities, including public transport, can provide services on an inclusive basis;
  4. To improve safety and security in all modes of transport and to reduce the number of accidents;
  5. To reduce air and noise pollution, greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions and energy consumption;
  6. To improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the transport of persons, including defined sources of underlying funding and financing for such activities. This is understood to include both TU and private transport providers;
  7. To elaborate a general and specific set of indicators, regarding the mobility, socio-economic and urban development of the City, which will be monitored in evaluating the effectiveness of the Plan associated with the established objectives;
  8. To develop non-motorised modes and intermodal transport networks;
  9. Propose recommendations on Private Sector Participation (“PSP”) opportunities in the provision of urban transport services in Pristina. 
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 2015 and has an estimated overall duration of 9 months.
 
Maximum Budget available for the Assignment: EUR 275,000 (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: Czech Republic ODA TC Fund.
 
Eligibility: Participation is restricted to firms registered in the Czech Republic and experts being either Czech nationals or permanent employees of the firm. Up to a maximum of 35% of the total contract amount may be used to finance services of local experts who are nationals of Kosovo or consultancy firms registered in Kosovo.
 
Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms with extensive experience in the urban transport sector and in implementing the key areas of this assignment. The Consultant should also have experience in the region and in Kosovo specifically, on similar projects and undertaking similar tasks. It is expected that the Consultant’s team of key experts will at least consist of the following areas of expertise (any expert proposed by the Consultant may take charge of another of the required specialties if he can provide sufficient references in similar projects):
•           Team Leader/Transport Planner
•           Urban Planner / Architect
•           Transport Operations Specialist
•           Traffic Engineer
•           Urban Transport modelling Expert
•           Parking Policy Specialist
•           Transport Economist
•           Financial Expert
•           Legal Expert specialised in Public Transport
•           Marketing and communication Expert
•           Environmental and social Expert
•           Urban Transport Young Professionals (“UTYPs”) (2)
•           Local Social/gender and transport expert
 
All experts, with the exception of the UTYPs and where detailed below, should have preferably 5 years’ experience in similar positions.
 
The Team Leader should have:
  • A background in Engineering and/or Transport Planning/Transport Economics with preferably ten years of experience in consultancy in Europe in urban development projects.
  • Experience on the planning of public transport networks.
  • Experience on leading a consultant team on one or several projects in the transport and urban mobility planning field.
The Urban Planner/Architect should have:
  • Experience on leading a consultant team on one or several projects in the urban planning field, with sustainable urban mobility planning components.
The Urban Traffic Modelling Expert should have:
  • Preferably ten years’ experience in operating four-step traffic model software in an urban environment. 
The Financial Expert should have:
  • Preferably ten years’ experience.
The Legal Expert should have:
  • Preferably ten years’ experience as a lawyer, including five years in public/private partnership in the public transport field in Europe.
The Marketing Expert should have:
  • Preferably five years’ experience in publicity, marketing and communication in the public transport area in Europe.
  • Experience with developing and implementing a Stakeholder Engagement Plan.
The Environment and social Expert should have:
  • Preferably five years’ experience in social and environmental assessment in Europe, in particular referring to Strategic Environmental Assessment, assessment of the effects of certain plans and programmes on the environment (Directive 2001/42/EC) and Environmental Impact Assessment (Directive 85/337/CEE as amended).
The Urban Transport Young Professionals (2):
  • Should be Kosovan nationals and recent graduates with at least a 4 year university degree in engineering, planning, or other equivalent technical field related to the transport sector. Recent is to be understood as having graduated within the last 3 years from university. 
  • Are intended to be hired by the consulting firm, and incorporated fully into the production of the SUMP.  The objective is for deep knowledge transfer to occur between experienced professional consultants and the UTYPs, with the objective of passing at the end of the SUMP preparation project over to the beneficiary municipality for a period of 2 years as a municipal staff. 
  • Are provided an opportunity to start their career in the transport sector with a very solid real- world experience, while also committing to work in exchange for the municipal public sector for at least two years.
  • Will be selected on a competitive basis by the Consultant.
Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants seeking to be selected, the information submitted should include the following:
 
(a) brief overview of the firm/group of firms including company profile, organisation and staffing;
 
(b) details of similar experience of firm or group of firms and related assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contract value, contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, percentage carried out by consultant in case of association of firms or subcontracting, main activities, objectives;
 
(c) CVs of key experts who could carry out the Assignment detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments, particularly assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, main activities, objectives.
 
(d) Completed Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet, the template for which is available from the following web-link:
 
The expression of interest shall not exceed 25 pages (excluding CVs and contact sheet).
 
One original and one copy of the expression of interest, in English, shall be submitted to the Client in an envelope marked “EXPRESSION OF INTEREST for Pristina Urban Transport Project - Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning”, to reach Client not later than 4 June 2015 at 14:00 hours (local Pristina time).
 
One further electronic copy should be submitted to the EBRD’s contact person by the same due date.
 
Executing Agency (Client):
“Pristina Public Transport” (“Trafiku Urban”, “TU” or the “Company”)
 
The Client Contact Person:
Dardan Sejdiu
The Municipality of Pristina
Rr.UÇK-2-10000, Prishtinë, Kosovë
Email: dardan.sejdiu@rks-gov.net
Tel: +381 234 944 ext. 1011
 
The EBRD Contact Person:
Olesya Kerridge
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: + 44 20 7338 6895
Fax: +44 20 7338 7451
 
Important Notes:
  1. The selection will normally be made from responses to this notification only. Consultants will not be asked to submit a proposal. The highest-ranked Consultant will be selected from a shortlist and be invited to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding.
  2. Evaluation criteria and respective weightings are:
  1. CV of the Team Leader (30%)
  2. CVs of the other key experts (25%)
  3. Firms experience in similar assignments for similar projects (30%)
  4. Firms relevant experience in the region including the Kosovo (15%)
  1. This procurement notice is published in parallel with one other procurement notice for Pristina Urban Transport Project – Financial and Operational Performance Improvement and Corporate Development Programme (TCS 46600). Interested consultants may apply for both assignments; however, they will be awarded only one contract.
 

AG & RURAL DEVT - P112526

Project Implementation Unit | Published October 16, 2014  -  Deadline October 27, 2014
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Training Of Potential Applicants For Applying To Grant Programs (year 3,4,5) REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and RuralDevelopment in Kosovo Project Title: Agriculture and Rural DevelopmentProject (KARDP) IDA, Credit No 5005 XK Assignment Title: Training of PotentialApplicants for applying to grant programs (year 3, 4 and 5) Reference No.: KARP-CS-1(ii) The Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry and RuralDevelopment (MAFRD) is seeking a training service provider (the Consultant) tosupport the implementation of Component 1Transferring Knowledge to Rural Sector of MAFRD's Kosovo Agriculture Rural Development Project (KARDP - financed by the loan toMAFRD from the World Bank). The overalldevelopment objective of the project is to assist the Government of Kosovo to implementselected measures of its national Agricultural and Rural Development Plan (ARDP) and develop institutional capacity towards theEuropean Union's IPARD requirements. The ARDP Measures selectedfor support are Measure 101 "Investment in physical assets ofagricultural holdings" and Measure 103 "Investment in physical assets concerning processing and marketing of agriculturalproducts". The Objectives of the Assignment The objective of this assignment is to providetraining and advice to potential grant applicants (farmers, farmer organizations, agricultural and/or food-processing and ruralentrepreneurs, etc.) in the preparation of grant applications (with supporting documentation) that have the potential to befinanced by MAFRD measures of the ARDP. The Contractor will be responsible for performingthe following tasks for the duration of thecontract: 1.  Screening Traineesfor grant eligibility according tothe criteria set up by MAFRD: The Consultant will screen potential trainees to ensure that all trainees will meet the minimum eligibility qualificationsfor MAFRD grants in the related field (livestock related investments, fruit and vegetable related investments, agricultural or foodprocessing related investments). 2.  Consultant will providetraining in grant applicationpreparation across 34municipalities (17 groups) for at least 1,500 agricultural and livestock producers (including a minimum of 50 agricultural or food-processors and rural entrepreneurs, 20 farmer organizations) in three rounds of trainingsfor a period of three years of contractimplementation. 3.  Training in each group course will last an average of10 days per yearspread out over twothree months and cover applications undersupported measures and target farm enterprises (livestock, fruit andvegetable production and agro-processing). Training should be designedto match MAFRD's grant application requirements. Traineeswill only include potential applicants who match MAFRD's grant qualification criteria. Training will include: (a) Identifying and analyzing on-farm investmentsto support profitable livestock production, including (but not limited to) equipment for animal production , machinery, buildings,milk quality, milk handling and storage, feeding, purchase of new livestock, manure systems, animal housing and other capitalinvestments; (b) Identifying and analyzing on-farm investmentsto support profitable fruit and vegetable production including (but not limited to) establishing or expanding nurseries, orchardsand vineyards; greenhouses; purchases of equipment and machinery for nurseries, planting, harvesting, spraying, cleaning andgrading etc., irrigation, heating, and storage facilities; (c) Identifying and analyzing investments inagriculturaland food processing and marketing investments (including compliance with quality and food safetystandards); (d) Agro-environmental measures related to modernmanure storage in order to avoid contamination of ground and surface water; proper use of pesticides and other chemicals(artificial fertilizers); and application of waste treatment measures at the agroprocessing facilities; In this connection, thetrainers would also inform the participants of the need for compliance with the World Bank's environmental and social safeguardchecklist, providing training as necessary, including in the preparation of Environment Management Plans as needed. (e) Access to finance ? lending possibilities foragro-rural projects from commercial banks and microfinance institutions; benefits; loan conditions and conditions forapplication; (f) Support to completion of grant applicationsfor the relevant MAFRD grant programs. 4.  Follow-Up Advisory Support aftercompletion of training to all those trained who express their interest to apply for grants related to any of the three grantcategories (livestock, fruits and vegetables, agricultural or food processing), in the preparation of grant applications andsupporting documentation for MAFRD grants under any of the supported Measures. Each farmer or organization will benefit at leastone dayof follow up advisory support, in order to fully elaborate grant application and required supporting documentation. Advicewill also be provided as necessary on technical aspects of the proposal as well as therelevant licensing and permittingrequirements. 5.  Promotional Materials and Workbook: For thosefarmers and organizations who will not benefit from the training and advisory aspects of this assignment (instructional material will be prepared and distributed through the MAFRD MunicipalAgriculturalExtension Offices and other distributionpoints (municipal offices, NGOs, etc.). (a) Informational brochures in at least five (5)particular topics of investment planning in livestockand horticulture production and agro-processing (e.g. Conducting Market Research, Financial Planning, Sales and Distribution Planning), or technical subjectsrelated to livestock production (nutrition and feeding,housing, herd and flock health, product marketing),fruit and vegetable production (post-harvest handling and storage, soil fertility programs, crop protection - including integrated pest management, andproduct marketing), and profitable opportunities forinvestments in agricultural or food processing andmarketing. The Consultant will propose the list of brochure topics prior to preparation for final approval by the MAFRD Training Extension Coordinator, (b) A comprehensive workbook on completing aproject proposal for a livestock, horticulture andagro-food processing grantapplication and required supporting documentation. Deliverables Activities will take place between December 2014and April 2017 (three rounds of trainings), during whichtime the following material will be delivered: 1. Inception report including course curriculumand training/advisory implementation schedule; 2. Copies of all curricula and course outlinesand materials; 3. Workbooks for preparing grant applications andrelateddocuments for a livestock, fruit/vegetable, andagricultural food processing investment projects. This could be based on materials already developed by other donors, University faculties, previous projects etc.; but must be directly relevant to MAFRD grant programcriteria, policiesand procedures; 4. Informational brochures dealing withidentifying investment requirements, financial planning,market analysis and planning, and related technical issues; 5. Monthly progress reports on training andadvisory activities conducted and progress on achievement of indicators target; and 6. Final reports summarizing delivery ofactivities achievement of performance indicator targets. The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and RuralDevelopment now invites eligible consulting firms("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide informationdemonstrating that they have the required qualificationsand relevant experience to perform the Services. The consultant will be chosen basedupon: - Demonstrated experience (min 3 years) withimplementation of similar projects with special focus inRAS training's in Eastern Europe and/or transition economies (business registration required); - General professional qualifications andcompetence of its experts involved in the fulfillment ofthis particular assignment; - Extensive expertise in the field of trainingincluding preparation of training and promotion materials, workbooks etc. - Reference from previousassignments; The attention of interested Consultants is drawnto paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines:Selection and Employment ofConsultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers dated January2011 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forththe World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. Consultants may associate with other firms in theform ofa joint venture or a sub consultancy to enhancetheir qualifications. A Consultant will be selected in accordance withthe Quality Based Selection (QBS) method set out in theabove mentioned Consultant Guidelines, and following the above mentioned evaluation criteria. Further information can be obtained at theaddress below during office hours i.e. 08:00to 16:00 hours. Expressions of interest must be delivered in awritten form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by e-mail) by 27 October 2014. Agriculture and Rural Development Project(KARDP) Project Implementation Unit ? PIU Attn: Reita Koci, Procurement Specialist Mother Theresa Road Nr. 59 A/8 Nr. 10, 10 000Pristina, Kosovo E-mail: reita.koci@ardp-ks.org

REAL ESTATE CADASTRE - P101214

Kosovo Cadastral Agency | Published November 24, 2015  -  Deadline December 9, 2015
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Consultancy Services To Develop Tor For Massive Scanning Of Archived Cadastral Documents And Integration Into Kclis Request for Expression ofInterest Contract Identification No.: KCA/IC/074/2015 Country: Kosovo World Bank Loan/Credit No.: IDA Grant H544-0 XK Project ID: P101214 World Bank Loan/Credit Name: REAL ESTATE CADASTRE & REGISTRATION PROJECT Consultancy services to develop ToR for massive scanning ofarchived cadastral documents and integration into KCLIS Background: The Government of Kosovo (GoK) has concluded a US$ 12.25 million Credit andGrant Agreement with the International Development Association (IDA) to finance the Real Estate Cadastre and Registration Project(RECAP), which will disburse over a period of five years. The Kosovo Cadastral Agency (KCA) is the implementing agency for RECAPProject, financed by World Bank (WB), whereas KCA's Project Coordination Office (PCO) provides technical assistance, advice, andexpertise for project implementation. The Kosovo Cadastral Agency is a Kosovo intergovernmental Organizationheadquartered in Pristina. Based on the Law on Cadastre No. 04/-L-013, KCA is the responsible authority for the administration ofthe national computerized system that acquires processes and distributes cadastral data. Its responsibilities include Cadastreestablishment and maintenance of all real property official records based on survey and the land cadastre. KCA also providestechnical and professional support to MCOs (Municipal Cadastre Offices) in whole Kosovo. Pursuant to this requirement, KCA is inthe process for preparation of technical specification and requirements for scanning of archived cadastral documents which will beintegrated into KCLIS.The terms of reference for a consultant to work on these key documents are outlinedbelow. Project Overview and Scope of work: The specific tasks of the individual consultant include: a)     Analyse the current situation of the MCOs archived cadastral documents; b)     Develop/prepare ToR for technical specification and requirements (including scope of work, financial cost,timeline, risks, quality assurance, etc.)  for massive scanning including thefollowingpoints: Review InventoryScanning procedures and standards/formatQuality assuranceStorage and volumeSimple application tool for metadata capturing and indexing c)     Discuss specified points with KCA so agreed comments include into final reports; d)     Follow international ICT standards for development of Technical Requirements and Specifications; Minimumrequired qualifications and experience: Potential candidates should possess the following qualifications, experience and skills: Have an university education level in the field: o  Computer Science/Information Technology/Information Systems o  Information Management Systems and be an internationally recognized specialist; Candidate is expected to have minimum 5years proven working experience on consultancy services on digital archiving and experience within DMSfield;Experience in related projects (Minimumin 3 projects)Prior experience on Document/FileManagement SystemPrior experience on GIS based cadastralISExperience on defining and configuringmetadata for document management systemStrong leadership and inter-personalskills, including excellent communication and facilitation skills;Experience in dealing with Public Sectoror Donor Funded Projects an advantage;It is desirable that the consultant hasprior local knowledge of working in Kosovo or a neighbouring country with similar cultural and operationalconditions;Fluent in English while knowledge ofAlbanian language would be an asset. Duration of theassignment: It is assumed that the ToR for massive scanning of archived cadastraldocuments and integration into KCLIS shall be prepared during three (3) weeks-period of time. The final documents for thisassignment shall be delivered at the end of this period including comments from KCA. Selection process: Consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in theWorld Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers, edition of May 2004 and revised inOctober 2006, according to selection based on Selection of Individual Consultants(IC)method. Individual Consultant will be selected based on: -        Qualification and professional achievement (25%); -        Related work experience in the domains on IT Consultancy, Specification of Technical Requirements of scanning documentation,digital archiving and tools for metadata capturing and indexing (50%); -        Working experience in similar projects (25%). InterestedIndividual Consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours: 08:00 - 16:00 hrs (Monday toFriday) Expression of interest may be submitted to the below stated address until 09December, 2015 Kosovo Cadastral Agency Afrim Bajrami,Procurement Officer Address: Archive Building 2nd floor 10000 Prishtinë, Republic of Kosovo E-mail: afrim.bajrami@rks-gov.net

IDF-HEALTH FINANCE - P128699

Ministry of Health | Published October 14, 2015  -  Deadline October 23, 2015
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International Legal Specialist For The Health Financing Agency Request for Expression of Interest Country: Kosovo Project ID: P 128699 IDF GrantTF 013554 Ref. No.: MOH-07-2015-A Assignment name: International Legal Specialistfor the Health FinancingAgency The Republic of Kosovo has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the IDF Grant for Strengthening of Capacity of HealthFinancing Agency (HFA), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for these consultingservices. The consulting services ("the Services") requires anInternational Legal Specialist, to assist the HFA on reviewing, advising the HFA on sub-legalacts. The HFA now invites eligible individual consultants("Consultants") to indicate their interest and submit their CVs in providing the Services. InterestedConsultants should provideinformation demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. Theshortlisting criteria are described under para V below. I. Background: The Ministry ofHealth of theRepublic of Kosovo is undertaking a major reform in the health sector, focused on three main aspects; the structuralreorganization of the health system; sustainable financing of the health sector, and decentralization of the management in healthcare. The health financingreforms predict a major change in the role of all players including those in policy and purchasing roles as well as the role ofproviders of healthcare services; moving towards output/performance-based financing, provider-purchaser split and managerialautonomy; as well as development ofHealth Insurance Fund. Financing of medical services is expected to shift from input-basedfinancing to a model that finances outputs. This process requiresdevelopment of a set of legal and sublegal acts, regulating area of work of HFA (future Health Insurance Fund) and all relevantstakeholders, including role of the population and the patient in collection of funds, provision and payment ofservices. II. Scope of work 1.     Review of the actual legislation, and expert advice and assistance to the HFA indeveloping relevant legal and sub-legal acts; 2.     Preparation of all required legal and /or sublegal acts oftheHFA/Fund; 3.     Drafting the business process flow of the HFA/HIF. III. Consultant qualifications and experience ·       At least Master degree in law, with 5 years of practical experience in health systemlegislation. ·       Excellent knowledge of English language; ·       Goodcommunication, writing and interpersonal skills. ·       Goodknowledge of legal systems in regional countries; ·       Proven experience of at least 5 years in drafting, monitoring & evaluation of health insurance laws and bylaws; inproviding technical advice and capacity building. IV. Organizationaland reporting arrangements ·         TheConsultant will work directly with the Health Financing Agency team; and other relevant staff of the Ministry ofHealth; ·         TheConsultant will report to the Director of the Health Financing Agency. Period of Performance and level of effort: The foreseen contractduration for this assignment is 30 man/days (20 days as field work- at the MoH, and 10 days as home work) for period fromNovember 1, 2015 ? January 10, 2016; V. Selectionprocess Consultant will beselected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants underIBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers published in January 2011 (Consultants Guidelines), according toselection based on Selection of Individual Consultants(IC) method. The evaluation of CVs of candidates will be made  based on the following evaluation criteria: ·       The overall consultant qualification(30%) ·       Relevant work experience in in health system legislation(50%) ·       Working experience in similar projects(20%) Interested IndividualConsultants may obtain furtherinformation or detailed ToR for this assignment at the e-addresses below: albana.beka@rks-gov.net Expression ofinterest from individual consultants may be submitted to the below stated address until 23 October, 2015. Ministry of Health, Mrs. Albana Beka, Address: Ministryof Health, Rr.Zagrebit p.n. 10000 Prishtinë,Republic of Kosovo E-mail: To: albana.beka@rks-gov.net Tel: +3813820024021