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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

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.

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%
  3. This note has been removed as of 15 July 2016.


 



 


 

 



 



 



 





 




 

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.
 
 

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.
 
 

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
 
 

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.
 

PUBLIC SECTOR MOD - P101614

 | Published October 7, 2015
Winner
Ecorys Nederland BV
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Small Contracts Award (dir,cqs,indv,sss) Small Contract Award Notice Kosovo Project: P101614 - Public Sector ModernizationProject Report Period: 15-Sep-2015 - 07-Oct-2015 Awarded Firm/Indv. : Ecorys Nederland BV Address: Contract Signature Date:02-Oct-2015 Method of Procurement: CQS- Selection Based On Consultant's Qualification Price: EUR 175,870.00 Duration: 8.00 Month(s) Summary Scope of Contract: Technical Assistance to Improve Public Financial Management in threeMinistries (MoF, MoAFRD, and MoE)Rural Development and Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.

Kosovo Transmission Development Project

 | Published March 27, 2015  -  Deadline March 27, 2016
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GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE
 
KOSTT (the Borrower or the Company) the electricity transmission system operator (TSO) in Kosovo intends using the proceeds of a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction to 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 the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E), which seeks to promote market integration and transparency in electricity transmission. Specifically, the loan will (i) improve the stability and reliability of Kosovo’s power system; (ii) reduce technical losses; (iii) and improve the TSO’s ability to manage a liberalised market system.
 
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:
 
  1. Construction of a new 110 kV substation at Mitrovica (Mitrovica 2) and associated 110 kV overhead lines.
  2. Drenasi 2 (SS 220/35/10 kV & 220 kV transmission lines) and new 110 kV transmission line SS Rahoveci - SS Theranda
  3. Construction of Fushe Kosova (SS & transmission lines) and Pristina 6 (SS & 110 kV underground transmission cables)
  4. Consultancy Services for a Project Preparation and Capacity Building (selection process ongoing)        
  5. Consultancy Services for a Project Implementation Consultant (selection process planned to commence Q3 2015)
 
Tendering for the Contracts numbers 1 – 3 is expected to commence in Q3 in 2015, and the tendering for the remaining Contracts scheduled to commence Q3 in 2015.
 
Contracts to be financed with the proceeds of a loan from the Bank will be subject to the Bank's Procurement Policies and Rules and will be open to firms from any country. The proceeds of the Bank's loan will not be used for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, of for any import of goods, if such payment or import is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations or under a law of official regulation of the Purchaser's country.
 
Interested suppliers, contractors and consultants should contact:
 
Naim Bejtullahu, CEO of KOSTT or Ilir Shala, Director of Department for Project Management & Engineering
Ilijaz Kodra Street  n.n, 10000 Prishtina, Republic of Kosovo
Tel:      +381(0)38 501 301 106 or +381(0)38 501 301 115
Fax:      +381(0)38 500 201
 

Railway Rehabilitation Project

 | Published January 21, 2016  -  Deadline January 20, 2017
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Kosovo Railways Infrastructure JSC, shortly INFRAKOS (the "Client") intends using the proceeds of loans from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the European Investment Bank (the "Banks") for the rehabilitation and upgrading of Kosovo Rail Route 10, 148 km long, from the border with Serbia in northern Kosovo (near Leshak station) to the border with FYR Macedonia in the southern Kosovo (Hani i Elezit station) (the "Project"). The Project will be implemented in three phases and consists of the rehabilitation and upgrading of the following sections:

  • Fushe Kosove - FYR Macedonia border;
  • Fushe Kosove - Mitrovice;
  • Mitrovice – Serbia border..

 

The Project has a total estimated cost of EUR 196 million and will require the procurement of the following goods, works and services:

  • Works for: Fushe Kosove - FYR Macedonia border (Phase 1);
  • Works for: Fushe Kosove - Mitrovice (Phase 2);
  • Works for: Mitrovice - Serbia border (Phase 3)
  • Consultancy Services for the supervision of works (Phase 2 and 3)


Tendering for the Fushe Kosove - FYR Macedonia border (Phase 1) is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2016.

Contracts to be financed with the proceeds of a loan from the Banks will be subject to the Bank's Procurement Policies and Rules and will be open to firms from any country. The proceeds of the Bank's loan will not be used for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, of for any import of goods, if such payment or import is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations or under a law of official regulation of the Purchaser's country.


Interested suppliers, contractors and consultants should contact:

Mr Agron Thaci
Infrastruktura e Hekurudhave te Kosoves (InfraKos
Fushe Kosov
Sheshi i Lirisë p.n
Tel. number: +381 38 550 550 505
Fax number: +381 38 550 550 500
Email address: agron.thaqi@kosovorailway.com

Kosovo Regional Roads Project

 | Published November 11, 2015  -  Deadline November 10, 2016
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 GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE
 
The Government of Kosovo represented by the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Infrastructure intend using the proceeds of a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development [the Bank] for a project to rehabilitate a road section of approximately 17 km in length between Kllokot and Gjilan in south east of Kosovo; and upgrade the access roads, totalling approximately 11 km in the cities of Prizren, Ferizaj and Gjilan in south and south east of Kosovo. The proceeds of the loan will be used to finance the construction works and works supervision related to the Project.


The proposed Project, which has a total estimated cost of twenty nine million EUR equivalents, will require the procurement of the following goods, works and services: 

  • Rehabilitation of Kllokot and Gjilan rioad section;
  • Upgrade of access roads to Prizren, Ferizaj and Gjilan;
  • Consultancy for the Supervision of Works;

 
Tendering for the above contracts is expected to begin in the last quarter of 2015.
 
Contracts to be financed with the proceeds of a loan from the Bank will be subject to the Bank's Procurement Policies and Rules and will be open to firms from any country. The proceeds of the Bank's loan will not be used for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, of for any import of goods, if such payment or import is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations or under a law of official regulation of the Purchaser's country.
 
Interested suppliers, contractors and consultants should contact:


Attention: Mr. Arif Zhushi,
Acting   Director of the Procurement Department,
Address: Ex Germia building, Mother Theresa Street N.n.,10000
Prishtina,  Republic of Kosovo
Telephone: +381 38 200 28 022
E-mail: Arif.Zhushi@rks-gov.net

Railway Rehabilitation Project

 | Published April 4, 2016  -  Deadline May 19, 2016
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Invitation for Prequalification

Rehabilitation of the Southern Part of Railway Route 10
(FusheKosove - Hani iElezit) from km 246+888.0 to km 312+772.60

This Invitation for Prequalification follows the General Procurement Notice for this project which was published on the EBRD website, Project Procurement Notices on 21/1/2016, Procurement Ref.: 8150-GPN-45276, and on EU OJS 29 on 11/02/2016.

Kosovo Railways Infrastructure JSC, shortly INFRAKOS, hereinafter referred to as "the Client", intends using part of the proceeds of a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, hereinafter referred to as "the Bank" to rehabilitate the Southern Part of Railway Route 10 (FusheKosove - Hani iElezit).

The Client intends prequalifying firms and consortia to tender for the following contract(s), hereinafter referred to as "the Contract", to be funded from part of the proceeds of the loan:

Rail Route 10 presents the existing railway line in total length of 252 km with general orientation Kraljevo (SERBIA)-Pristine (KOSOVO)-GorcePetrov (FYR MACEDONIA). The railway line is crossing Kosovo at a length of 148 km starting from Leshak at the Serbian border end ending at Hani iElezit, border with FYR Macedonia.

Subject of this contract is the rehabilitation of the southern part of Railway Route 10 between FusheKosove and Hani iElezit, from around km 246+888.0 to around km 312+772.60, which corresponds to an overall length of roughly 66 km.

This Works Contract, which will not be subdivided into lots, consists of the following main elements:

Earth works: approx. 10,000 m3
Tracks incl. ballasting (main line): 57.8 km
Tracks incl. ballasting (stations): 8.1 km
Signaling and telecommunication (main line & stations): 65.9 km
Railway bridges (new and rehabilitation of existing): (total length approx. 0.8 km) 34 pcs
Road level crossings: 45 pcs
Tunnels (widening and rehabilitation of existing): (total length approx. 1.0 km) 7 pcs
Culverts: approx. 100 pcs
No. of stations: 8 pcs
Envisaged time for construction: 36 months from commencement

The design of the railway line allows for its electrification. The electrification is not part of this Works Contract.

Prequalification and tendering for contracts to be co-financed with the proceeds of a loan from the EBRD, EIB and a grant from Western Balkan Investment Fund (WBIF) is open to firms and joint ventures of firms from any country.

Prequalification documents may be obtained from the office at the address below upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Euro 100 or equivalent in a convertible currency.

Payments shall be made by bank transfer to the following accounts:

Kosovo Railways Infrastructure JSC
Infrastruktura e Hekurudhave te Kosovës "Infrakos"
Bank- ProCredit Bank
Account NO(IBAN):  XK051114103681020188
SWIFT (BIC) CODE: MBKORS22  
ADDRESS Str. Sheshi i Lirise, Fushe  Kosove 10000
Kosova 

Upon receipt of appropriate evidence of payment of the non-refundable fee, the documents will promptly be dispatched by courier; however, no liability can be accepted for their loss or late delivery.

If requested, the documents can be dispatched electronically in PDF format.

The prequalification documents must be duly completed and delivered to the address below, on or before 19/05/2016, 12:00h local time. Documents which are received late may be rejected and returned unopened.
 
Interested suppliers, contractors and consultants should contact:

Mr Agron Thaci
Infrastruktura e HekurudhaveteKosoves (InfraKos)
FusheKosove
Sheshii Lirisep.n.
Tel. number: +381 38 550 550 505
Fax number: +381 38 550 550 500
Email address: agron.thaqi@kosovorailway.com

 

Kosovo Transmission Development Project

 | Published November 3, 2015  -  Deadline November 3, 2016
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KOSTT (the Borrower or the Company) the electricity transmission system operator (TSO) in Kosovo intends using the proceeds of a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction to 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 the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E), which seeks to promote market integration and transparency in electricity transmission. Specifically, the loan will (i) improve the stability and reliability of Kosovo’s power system; (ii) reduce technical losses; (iii) and improve the TSO’s ability to manage a liberalised market system.

 

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:

 

  1. Supply and Installation of GIS Substations
  2. Supply and Installation of Power Transformers
  3. Supply and Installation of Transmission Lines and Cables

 

Tendering for these Contracts is expected to commence during November 2015.

 

Kindly note that the above contracts will be tendered through EBRD’s Client E-Procurement Platform (ECEPP)!

 

  1. Registration on ECEPP

 

EBRD would like to announce the launch of the EBRD Client e-Procurement Portal (ECEPP): https://ecepp.ebrd.com

 

EBRD invites suppliers and contractors wishing to participate in goods, works and services contracts under EBRD Public Sector Loans and/or Grants managed by EBRD to register on the portal.

 

The ECEPP portal is currently being operated on a pilot basis with a limited number of projects, with the intention to substantially expand the number of projects using ECEPP in 2016.

 

  1. Why register on ECEPP?

 

For those projects using ECEPP for conducting procurement, the entire tender procedure will be conducted electronically.

Only tenderers registered in ECEPP will be able to obtain tender documents and submit tenders

 

  1. Registering on ECEPP is simple:

 

  • Free of charge registration requiring only minimal company information.
  • Access through any internet browser – no special software is required.
  • Access to procurement opportunities

 

 

  1. Registered suppliers and contractors will benefit from:

 

  • Real-time alerts via e-mail based on keywords or tender number
  • Free of charge access to electronic tender documents immediately on publication
  • Round-the-clock online access to tender information and documents
  • Online communication with clients
  • Fully secure online tender submission with electronic tender opening
  • Immediate access to tender opening minutes
  • Access to quick-start guides, live chat and other help facilities

 

 

Contracts to be financed with the proceeds of a loan from the Bank will be subject to the Bank's Procurement Policies and Rules and will be open to firms from any country. The proceeds of the Bank's loan will not be used for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, of for any import of goods, if such payment or import is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations or under a law of official regulation of the Purchaser's country.

 

Interested suppliers, contractors and consultants should contact:

 

Naim Bejtullahu, CEO of KOSTT or Ilir Shala, Director of Department for Project Management & Engineering

Ilijaz Kodra Street  n.n, 10000 Prishtina, Republic of Kosovo

Tel:       +381(0)38 501 301 106 or +381(0)38 501 301 115

Fax:      +381(0)38 500 201

Email:   naim.bejtullahu@kostt.com or ilir.shala@kostt.com

Any questions related to ECEPP registration should be addressed to the Technical Helpdesk available during working hours from 9:00AM to 17:00PM (GMT Time):

Tel:     (+44) 141 270 7618
Email: helpdesk@ecepp.ebrd.com

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