Executing Agency (Client):
The Client Contact Person:
Mr. Tigran Igityan, Chief of Division, Financial Department of Yerevan Municipality
str. 1 Argishti, Yerevan 0015, Armenia
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com
Phone:+37411 514 202
The EBRD Contact Person:
Principal, Deputy Head TC Operations, Technical Co-operation
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: + 44 20 7338 7589
There is an urgent need to improve waste management practices across Armenia, with waste currently being dumped at uncontrolled dumpsites of unacceptable technical and environmental standards. Yerevan's existing Nubarashen dumpsite, which is the largest one in Armenia and which has served the capital since the early 1960s, operates without adequate environmental protection measures and needs to be closed and replaced with a new sanitary landfill site.
The Yerevan Municipality (the 'City' or the 'Client') has requested the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the 'EBRD' or the 'Bank') to provide technical assistance to improve its municipal solid waste management system through the financing of a new sanitary landfill at an already dedicated area close to the existing dumpsite in Nubarashen (the 'Project').
The Client now intends to retain a consulting company (the 'Consultant') to assist the City in implementing the following programmes (the 'Assignment'):
(i) A City Support Programme ('CSP') to strengthen the City's monitoring, supervision and contract management capacity for a private operator arrangement. The Consultant shall assist the City in implementing the Project Agreement, which will be a key component of the financial structure for the proposed Project. A related aim of the CSP is to raise institutional capacity within the City to assist in managing the Project in an effective manner as well as to raise the financial planning capacity and thereby improve the creditworthiness as well as the environmental monitoring capacity. The Consultant shall also assist the City in implement measures to improve the regulatory and institutional setup in solid waste management as described in the Feasibility study for the Project.
(ii) A Stakeholder Participation Programme ('SPP') aimed at enhancing public ownership and awareness of solid waste management, increasing public participation in the provision of solid waste services and raising public awareness on issues related to the project implementation. Furthermore, the SPP will integrate poverty and social issues into the proposed tariff reforms. SPP implementation will also include assistance to the City in finalisation and implementation of the Stakeholder Engagement Plan ('SEP') developed during the Feasibility Study phase of the Project. The SPP should be designed in a way that it ensures meaningful participation of all concerned stakeholders, men and women alike, in the consultation.
Additional information on the scope of services required is available from the attached Terms of Reference ('ToR'): http://www.ebrd.com/documents/procurement/47546-terms-of-reference.pdf
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 Q1 2017 and has an estimated overall duration of one year.
Cost Estimate for the Assignment:
EUR 500,000 (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.
The contract will be financed by the EBRD Early Transition Countries Fund.
There are no eligibility restrictions.
Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms with preferably previous project experience related to
a) developing and implementing similar programmes of a comparable nature, scale and complexity to those required for the Assignment; and
b) the landfill and solid waste sector in the region (Caucasus, former Soviet Union).
The Consultant's expert team is expected to include key experts as follows:
a) 1 x Team Leader/ Solid Waste Management Operations Expert with preferably 7 years or more of previous professional experience in similar assignments in the solid waste sector.
b) 1 x Solid Waste Management Institutional and Regulatory Expert with preferably 7 years or more of previous professional experience in similar assignments in the solid waste sector.
c) 1 x Solid Waste Management Finance Specialist with preferably 5 years or more of previous professional experience in solid waste management and financing.
d) 1 x Environmental Specialist with preferably 5 years or more of previous professional environmental expertise in similar assignments in the solid waste sector.
e) 1 x Solid Waste Management Regulation and Enforcement Expert with preferably 7 years or more of previous professional experience in solid waste management regulation in the region.
f) 1 x Legal Expert with preferably 7 years or more of previous professional experience in Armenian law relevant to the sector.
g) 1 x Municipal Finance or Accounting Specialist with preferably 5 years or more of previous professional experience in solid waste management and financing in the region.
h) Training and Education Specialists with preferably 5 years or more of previous professional experience in carrying out training in similar assignments.
i) SPP and Communication Experts with preferably 5 years or more of previous professional experience in SPPs with excellent communication skills.
Non-Key Experts are expected to include support staff such as translators, office managers, etc.
In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants seeking to be selected, the information submitted should include the following:
1. Company/group of firms' profile, organisation and staffing (max. 2-4 pages).
2. Details of previous project experience or similar assignments particularly undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contract value, contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided (if different from duration) , main activities, objectives.
3. CVs of key experts who could carry out the Assignment detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments, particularly assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, main activities, objectives.
4. Completed Consultant Declaration Form and Contact Sheet, the template for which is available from the following web-link:
The expression of interest shall not exceed 15 pages (excluding CVs Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet).
The complete expression of interest (including CVs, Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet) should be submitted, in English via email (pdf) to the Client's contact person, to reach the Client not later than the closing date. One additional copy (in English only) shall reach the Bank's contact person by the same due date. The expression of interest shall be one file (pdf). The Client reserves the right to reject applications of firms submitting more than one file. Only if any limitation on the permissible file size is exceeded, the Consultant may split the expression of interest into further files.
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. The shortlist criteria and weightings are as follows:
(a) Firm's previous project experience in developing and implementing similar programmes of a comparable nature, scale and complexity to those required for the Assignment (40%);
(b) Firm's previous project experience in the landfill and solid waste sector in the region (Caucasus, former Soviet Union) (20%); and
(c) CVs of all Key Experts proposed (40%).