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Education Improvement Project - P130182

Center for Education Projects | Published May 19, 2015  -  Deadline May 27, 2015
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Conducting Needs Assessment Study For Reviewing General Education State Standards, Curriculum And Syllabi REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OFINTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES ? FIRMS SELECTION) Country: REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA Project:EDUCATIONIMPROVEMENT PROJECT Loan No.: 8342-AM; CreditNo.: 5387-AM Project ID:P130182 Assignment Title:ConductINGNeeds Assessment Study for Reviewing General Education State Standards,Curriculum and Syllabi The Republic of Armeniahas received financing from theWorld Bank toward the cost of the Education Improvement Project, and intends toapply part of the proceeds for consulting services. The consulting services("the Services") include designand implementation of the need assessment study examining the existingchallenges and needs for the revision of general education curriculumandstandards. It is expected to hire a consulting firm in carrying out the study. Interestedfirms may consider partnership with a local counterpart for assistance in itsactivities. The following activities are to be carried out by the selectedconsulting firm: Detailed study of the existingNational Curriculum, state and subject standards and related documents; Incorporating lessons from theinternational experience in the implementation of curriculum reform; getfamiliar with the European project for Key Competences and how it could bereflected in improving curriculum for general education in Armenia; Getting acquainted with studiesrelated to education content carried out in Armenia during the last years; Studying the results of nationalassessments and tests conducted in Armenia during the recent years andresults of international assessments where the Armenian studentshaveparticipated and compare the assessment results with subject syllabi andstandards; Developing methodology of the studyusing both quantitative and qualitative assessment methodologies; Developing samples reflecting thefull range of type of schools (basic schools, high schools, etc.) alsotheir location, size of the schools, etc., developing specific researchquestions to be addressed by the study; Developing research instruments requiredfor the study (questionnaires for students, principals and teachers, focusgroups and interview guidelines, etc.); Conducting the field study;  Organizing at least two workshopsfor key stakeholders (Ministry of Education and Science officials, NationalInstitute of Education, Marz Education Departments, school directors,teachers, pre-service institutions, etc.) to be held before and after thestudy; Developing analytical reportproviding a comprehensive summary of key findings and recommendations. TheContract signing is anticipated in July 2015, and the completion dateis October/November2015. The Centerfor Education Projects PIU now inviteseligible consulting firms("Consultants") to indicate their interest inproviding the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstratingthat they have the required qualifications and relevant experience toperformthe Services. The selection criteria are: At least fiveyear experience in researchusing both qualitativeand quantitative methodology especially experience with conducting studiesin education sector; Strong research team comprisingspecialists (core team )with at least five years experience and havingsignificant background in conducting studies; Specialists with background ineducation area; Experience in conducting publicdiscussions. Theattention of interested Consultants is drawn toparagraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines:Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits &Grants] by World Bank Borrowers [January 2011] ("Consultant Guidelines"),setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. Consultants may associate with other firms in the form ofa joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications. AConsultant will be selected in accordance with the Selectionbased on the Consultants' Qualification method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Furtherinformation can be obtained at the address belowduring office hours 11:00 to 13:00 and from 14:00 to 17:00 Monday-Friday exceptof national holidays. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a writtenform to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by May27, 2015. "Center for Education Projects" PIU 73 Vratsyan Street,Yerevan, 0070, Armenia Tel.: (+374-10) 57-56-90 ext. 27 E-mail: cfep@arminco.com Mr. Vardan Poghosyan, Procurement Officer For additional information,please contact bythe E-mail above.

Education Improvement Project - P130182

Center for Education Projects | Published January 20, 2016  -  Deadline February 5, 2016
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Technical Assistance For Preparing Curriculum Concept And Revision Of Curricula And State Standards REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONSOFINTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES ?INDIVIDUALCONSULTANT SELECTION) Country: REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA Project: EDUCATIONIMPROVEMENT PROJECT LoanNo.:8342-AM; Credit No.: 5387-AM ProjectID: P130182 Assignment Title: Technical Assistancefor Reviewing National curriculum and State Standards ReferenceNo.: PP lines 1.4.4,Consultancy sheet / IC Selection/ The Republic of Armenia has received financing from the World Banktoward the cost of the Education Improvement Project, and intends to apply partof the proceeds for consulting services. The consulting services ("theServices") include provision oftechnical assistance for preparing Curriculum Concept and revision ofcurriculaand state standards through providing inputs to the review process, provision oftrainings for the members of the WG on specific aspects of curriculumreviewand working intensively with the members of the WG on the curriculum revision. Itis expected to hire an Individual Consultant for carrying out the abovementioned assignment. The following activities are to be carried out by the selectedConsultant: Getacquainted with recent developments in education system of Armenia. Study thedocuments related to the existing National Curriculum, state standards andsyllabi of general education (grades 1 to 12) including separateprovisions for specialized programs; Study theresults of the need assessment forreviewing general education state standards, curriculum and syllabiconducted by the consulting firm in the scope of the EIP. Conductworkshops for WGs members (i) introducing international practices andlatest tendencies in development of education programs and standards, (ii)providing the working groups with necessary materials, literature and information,(iii) discussing the problems and issues revealed by the need assessmentstudy; Assist theworking group in development of Curriculum Concept; Assist theworking group in development of the National Curriculum Framework, suggestchanges and give recommendations on its improvement. Particularly,stressing the importance of: establishinga coherent and comprehensive curriculum framework comprising skill-orientedlearning objectives and outcomes and incorporating general and grade/subjectlearning objectives and outcomes, State Education Standards, key methodologicalprinciples and assessment goals and principles; modernizationof the content of education; newcompetences and skills including all levels of general education; theencouragement, stimulation and development of the alternative forms oforganizing the education. Submitreports of the visits detailing activities undertaken, summarizing progressmade according to the implementation plan and making any further necessaryrecommendations. Preparea final report including expert opinion on the reviewed Curriculum Concept,Curriculum Framework and State Standards. The Contract periodis anticipated within the period of March-August, 2016. The Consultant willaccomplish visits to Armenia and will have both field days and home days duringthe consultancy period. The Center for Education Projects PIU now invites Consultants toindicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants shouldprovide: Letter of Interest Detailed CV,including personal data, education,professional experience, work experience (supported with copies of diploma/certificates). The required qualifications are: Advanced degree in the area of Education, or relatedfield; Aminimum of 10 yearsprofessional experience in theeducation sphere with sufficient experience in the curriculum development; internationalexperience in working with education development projects for at least 7 years; Academic track record/publications on the topics ofcurriculum development; Strong analytical and presentation skills; Excellent planning and facilitation skills; Consulting on the relevant matter in more than onecountry and in the region will be an advantage; Knowledge of the local context (culture,administrative system, government organization); cultural awareness andsensitivity; Experienceof working in Armenia or other FSU countries would be an advantage; Excellentcommand of English (both oral and written); Computerproficiency. The attention of intereste Consultantsis drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment ofConsultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World BankBorrowers [January 2011] ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forththe WorldBank's policy on conflict of interest. Further information can beobtained at the address below during officehours 11:00 to 13:00 and from 14:00 to 17:00 Monday-Friday except of nationalholidays. Applications must be delivered in a written form to the address below (inperson, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by February 5, 2016. "Center for Education Projects"PIU 73Vratsyan Street, Yerevan, 0070, Armenia Tel.:(+374-10) 57-56-90 ext. 27 E-mail: cfep@arminco.com Mr.Vardan Poghosyan, Procurement Officer For additional information,please contact bythe E-mail above.

Education Improvement Project - P130182

 | Published August 2, 2016
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NaCET SNTO
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Small Contracts Award (dir,cqs,indv,sss) Small Contract Award Notice Armenia Project: P130182 - Education ImprovementProject Report Period: 21-Jul-2016 - 01-Aug-2016 Awarded Firm/Indv. : NaCET SNTO Address: Contract Signature Date: 01-Aug-2016 Method ofProcurement: SSS- Single Source Selection Price: AMD 22,500,000.00 Duration: 7 Month(s) Summary Scope ofContract: Integration of Educational Management Information Systems

Education Improvement Project - P130182

Center for Education Projects | Published April 21, 2016  -  Deadline May 5, 2016
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Needs Assessment Of Teaching And Non-teaching Staff Of Educational Institutions For The Integration Of Ict Into The Teaching And Learning As Well As Administrative Processes &development Of Training Modules And Training Of Trainers Republic of Armenia EducationImprovement Project Loan No.:5387-AM; Credit No.: 8342-AM Project ID:P130182 Assignment Title: Needs Assessment of Teaching and Non-teaching Staff of Educational Institutions for the Integration ofICT into the Teaching and Learning aswell as Administrative Processes &Development of Training Modulesand Training ofTrainers Reference No.: PPlines 1.3.1, Training Sheet The Government ofArmenia has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost ofthe Education Improvement Project,and intends to apply part of the proceeds for services. The services include (i) assessment of the needs of the school teachers of for the effective use and integration of ICTinto teaching and learning process and the needs of non-teaching staff of general and tertiary education institutions for theeffective use and integration of ICT in the implementation of administrative functions, (ii) development of training modules andguidelines based on the needs assessment both for trainers andtrainees and (iii) training of trainers. The firms may decide toattract or not to attract a local counterpart for assistance in its activities. The following activities are to be carried out bythe selected firm: ·         Studyand analysis of the previous reports produced around the ICT application in Armenianschools and the professional development needs of teachers (such as the evaluation of ICT integration in Armenian Schools conductedin 2007, the Final Evaluation of APL1 conducted in 2009, The Assessment of Teachers Professional Development Needs conducted in2011, annual evaluation of the level of ICT use in Armenian schools by NACET, and other relevant reports); ·         Review the current status of the ICT infrastructure and tools established in Armeniangeneral education and formulate recommendations on eventual need for enhancement, as applicable; ·         Propose and implement a sound methodology (define sample, develop questionnaire, designfocus groups) for field-based assessment of training needs in core ICT skills for teaching and non-teaching staff of educationalinstitutions that will enable their efficient use of ICT in their respective roles and functions and produce an analytical reporton the findings along with recommendations on core ICT competencies gaps; ·         Based on the findings from the needs assessment, develop training packageincluding certified training modules for teaching staff (on ICT-enabled Pedagogy) and non-teaching staff (on core ICT competenciesfor school administrative staff) of educational institutions. Thetraining package should also comprise Certification tests, Quality Control module andmonitoring tools; ·         Prepare a time-bound plan for training of trainers (TOT); ·         Develop criteria for recruiting trainers; ·         Recruit and train trainers locally; ·         Conduct certification of the trainers; ·         Develop a set of recommendations for further improvement of ICT trainings of teaching andnon teaching staff of educational institutions. The contract signing is anticipated in June, 2016 and the completion date is November, 2016. The language of the assignmentis English. Trainings should be provided for Armenian speaking target group. The Center for Education Projects now invites eligible firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing theServices. Interested firms should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevantexperience to perform the Services (experience of the firm, evidence for the registration of the firm, CVs of key personnel). Theevaluation criteria are: ·        General experience of the firm - 20 points ·        Special experience of the firm (Experience in ICT training in educational sector) ? 50 points Generalqualification of the key personnel (Strong team with at least one lead specialist highly experienced in designing training modulesin the area of ICT in education, and providing trainings to the staff of educational institutions) ? 30points The firm should be financially stable to be able to carry out the assignment. The attention of interested firms is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank'sGuidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loansand IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers [January 2011] ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank'spolicy on conflict of interest. The interested firms may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or asubconsultancy to enhance theirqualifications. A firm will be selected in accordance withthe Consultant's Qualification method (CQS) set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at theaddress below during office hours 11:00 to 13:00 and from 14:00 to 17:00 hours Monday-Friday except of nationalholidays. Expressions of interest must be delivered ina written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by e-mail) by May 5, 2016: "Center for Education Projects"PIU 73 S. Vratsyan street, Yerevan, 0070,Armenia Tel: (+37410) 57-56-90 ext. 63 E-mail: cfep@arminco.com Mr. Harutyun Gharibjanyan, Head ofICT Component For additional information, please contact by the emailabove.

Education Improvement Project - P130182

Center for Education Projects | Published April 2, 2015  -  Deadline April 17, 2015
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Development Of Architectural And Technical Design For 6/12high Schools? Rehabilitation REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OFINTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES ? FIRMS SELECTION) Country: REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA Project: EDUCATION IMPROVEMENT PROJECT Loan No.:8342-AM; Credit No.: 5387-AM Project ID:P130182 AssignmentTitle:Development of Architectural and technicalDesign for 6/12 high schools' Rehabilitation Reference No.: PP lines 1.2.2 and 1.2.3, Consultancy sheet / 2 QCBSSelection/ The Republic ofArmenia has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Education Improvement Project, and intends to apply partof the proceeds for consulting services. The consulting services ("the Services") include developmentand provision of appropriate and cost-effective architectural and technical designs for 6/12 high schools' building rehabilitation / up gradingandconduct the Author's Monitoring during the rehabilitation period.Generally, the Services are divided into 5 categories: ConsultancyServices: general The following activities are to be carried out: Detailed survey and diagnosis of existingfacilities and site including a detailed seismic investigation for the schools buildings. Preparing and submitting a recommendation forstrengthening the high schools' buildings based on the report provided by the WB seismic specialist and compliant with the RAactual seismic norms. Designservices including: preliminary designs, final designs for the proposed works with drawings, specifications and bills of quantitiesto be used by CEP in the bidding documents; Assistance to the CEP for the evaluation of bids; Author's monitoringduring the implementationperiod. Architectural Services Architectural consultancy services are required to provide for eachof the high schools: Detailed surveyPreliminarydesignsFinal designs Working drawings Costestimates Bills of Quantities Specifications Civil Engineering Services Civilengineering services will include the survey, assessment of existing services (rehabilitation/ upgrading) as well as the design ofnew services for extensions and /or replacement of existing unsuitable services. These tasks will concern the following utilityservices: Site development works including roads, paths  (upon necessity), retaining walls, etc Site drainage and waste  disposal Storm water (rain water) drainage Water supply Gasinstallations if required Fire hydrants, hosereels and extinguishers Sanitary fixtures and fittings andplumbing Preparation of confidential cost estimates Structural Engineering Services Structural engineering services will include the assessment of structures in existingbuildings for possible rehabilitation and integration of anti-seismic measures recommended by the existing study to be provided bythe CEP. These tasks will include: Identifying and designing simple and economic structuralsolutions Preparing structural drawings and specifications Preparing confidential costestimates Electrical Engineering Services Electrical engineering services will include the survey, assessment of existingelectrical services (rehabilitation/ upgrading) as well as the design of new electrical services for extensions and /or replacementexisting unsuitable networks (extension). These tasks will concern the following electrical services: The mainsupply from the supply authority's service Consumers mains, sub-mains, distribution boards Switchboards, earthing and metering General lighting and power circuits External and securitylighting Phonesystem ITinfrastructure if required Lightning protectionsystems Providing assistance with the preparation of costestimates. The Contractsigning is anticipated in August 2015, and the completion date is November/December 2017. The development of architectural and technical designs forrehabilitation will be executed during the period of September ? December 2015. Author's monitoring will be conducted during the whole construction period ofJune/July 2016 ? November/December2017. The Center for Education Projects PIU now invites eligibleconsulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provideinformation demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform theServices. Theshortlisting criteria are: Firms applying for the provision of the consulting services for six (6) schools must meet thefollowing minimum qualifications: License for design of rehabilitation/construction works. Beinginvolved in work related to building strengthening and architectural design (for not less than 2-storey buildings) over the last 5years. Adequately equipped with designing facilities, including relevanthardware and software. Strong team with relevant specialists. Experience in International Financing Institutions' projects is preferable. Having implementedsuccessfully at least two similar contracts of designing public buildings during the last five years for civil works contract in thecumulative amount of $2M or one contract inthe cumulative amount of $5M. Firms applying for shortlisting for provision of the consultingservices for twelve (12) schools must meet the following minimum qualification requirements: License for design of rehabilitation/construction works. Being involved in work related to building strengthening and architectural design (for not less than 2-storeybuildings) over the last 10 years. Adequately equipped withdesigning facilities, including relevant hardware and software. Strong team withrelevant specialists. Experience in International Financing Institutions' projects ispreferable. Having implemented successfully at least two similarcontracts of designingpublic buildings during the last 10 years for civil works contract in the cumulative amount of $5M or one contract in thecumulative amount of $8M. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 ofthe World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits& Grants] by World Bank Borrowers [January 2011] ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy onconflictof interest. Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a subconsultancy toenhance their qualifications. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with theQuality-Cost Based Selection method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained atthe address below during office hours 11:00 to 13:00 andfrom 14:00 to 17:00 Monday-Friday except of national holidays. Expressions of interest must bedelivered in a written formto the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by April17, 2015. "Center for Education Projects" PIU 73 Vratsyan Street, Yerevan, 0070,Armenia Tel.: (+374-10)57-56-90 ext. 27 E-mail: cfep@arminco.com Mr. Vardan Poghosyan,ProcurementOfficer For additional information, please contact by the E-mail above.

Education Improvement Project - P130182

SA Center for Education Projects PIU | Published May 13, 2016  -  Deadline June 23, 2016
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Procurement Of Laboratory Equipment Invitation for Bids ARMENIA Yerevan StateUniversity Microbial Biotechnologies and Biofuel Innovation Center Loan No./Credit No.: 5387-AM, 8342-AM Contract Title:Laboratory equipment Reference No. (as perProcurement Plan): ICB-1/2016-YSU 1.  The Republic of Armenia has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Education Improvement Project, and intends to apply part oftheproceeds toward payments under the contracts for Laboratory equipment conducted bythe Yerevan State University under CIF grant project. 1.   The "Yerevan State University" Foundation now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for procurement ofLaboratory equipmentfor Yerevan State University Foundation. Lot 1 - High performance laboratory instruments Item Brief descriptionof goodsrequired Quantity FinalDestination 1. HPLC system for separation oflarge bio-molecules 1 bundle "Yerevan State University Foundation" /Yerevan,Armenia/ 2. UV-VISSpectrophotometer 1bundle Lot 2 - Laboratory equipment Item Brief descriptionof goodsrequired Quantity FinalDestination 1. Anaerobic Chamber 1 unit "Yerevan State University Foundation" / Yerevan,Armenia/ 2. Bioprocess ControlStation 1 bundle 3. Ultra-low Temperature Freezer- 86°C 1bundle 4. Centrifuge 1unit 5. Biosafety cabinet 1unit 6. Laminar flow 1unit 7. Refrigerator up to +4°C 1unit 8. Ultrapure water purification system 1bundle 9. Phase contrast binocular microscope 1unit 10. Analytical balance 1unit 11. Laboratory precision balance 1unit 12. Vertical Gel ElectrophoresisApparatus 1unit Biddershave the option to bid for one lot or two lots. Bids will be evaluated on a per lot basis. Discounts, if any, should be offered foreach lot and it will be considered in the evaluation of bids. 2.   Bidding will be conducted through the International Competitive Bidding procedures asspecified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement of Goods, Works and Non-Consulting Services under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits &Grants by World BankBorrowers ("Procurement Guidelines", January 2011), and is open to all eligible bidders as defined in the ProcurementGuidelines. In addition,please refer to paragraphs 1.6 and 1.7 setting forth the World Bank'spolicy on conflict ofinterest. 4. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from "Yerevan State University" Foundation Sales Department, Ms. Alla Makaryan,gnumner@mail.ruand inspect the bidding documents during office hoursfrom 10:00 to 13:00 and from 14:00 to 16:30,except Saturdays and Sundays and National Holidays at the address given below. 5. A complete set of bidding documents in English may be purchased by interested eligible bidders upon the submission of a written application to theaddress below and upon payment of a nonrefundable fee of 50000 Armenian drams(AMD). The method of payment will be by bank transfer to the account stated below. The document will be sent by airmail, regular post or courierfor local delivery. For payments in AMD Beneficiary YEREVAN STATE UNIVERSITY Acc No 2470100009060000 Beneficiary's bank: ARDSHINBANK, ARMENIA For payments in USD Beneficiary: YEREVAN STATE UNIVERSITY Acc No 2470100009061000 Beneficiary's bank: ARDSHINBANK, ARMENIA SWIFT (BIC) Code: ASHBAM22 Address: 13 Gr. Lusavorich str., 0010 Yerevan, Republic ofARMENIA Intermediary bank: CITIBANK, NEW YORK, CORR. ACCOUNT: No.36209105 SWIFT (BIC) Code: CITIUS33 For payments in EUR Beneficiary: YEREVAN STATE UNIVERSITY Acc No2470100009060049 Beneficiary s Bank: ARDSHININVESTBANK, ARMENIA SWIFT (BIC) Code: ASHBAM22 Address: 13 Gr. Lusavorich  str., 0010 Yerevan, Republic ofARMENIA Correspondent: Deutsche Bank AG Taunusanlage 12,D-60325 Frankfurt am Main SWIFT (BIC) Code: DEUTDEFFAcc No 100-947721700 6. Bids must be delivered to the address below on orbefore 23 June, 2016 at15:00. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be publicly openedin the presence of the bidders'designated representatives and anyonewho choose to attend at the address below on 23 June, 2016 at15:00. 7. All bids must be accompanied by a "Bid Security" ofnot less than the amount listed below or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currencyof: Lot 1: US$ 2200 Lot 2: US$ 6300 A bidder who chooses to submit bid for two lots should submit separate bid security for each lot 8. The address referred to above is: "Yerevan State University" Foundation, Room 210 Attn: Ms. Alla Makaryan,Coordinator of Sales Department 1 Aleq Manukyan street 0025, Yerevan, Armenia Tel:+374 60 710009 Fax: +374 10 55 16 83 E-mail: gnumner.eph@mail.ru Web site: www.ysu.am

Education Improvement Project - P130182

Center for Education Projects | Published June 6, 2016  -  Deadline July 19, 2016
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Procurement Of Dental Training Devices And Custom Materials Invitation for Bids Republic ofArmenia Loan No./Credit No.: 5387-AM, 8342-AM Contract Title: Procurement of Dental Training Devices and CustomMaterials Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): 1/2016-YSMU 1.                 TheRepublic of Armenia has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Education Improvement Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds toward payments under the contracts for Procurement of Dental Training Devices and Custom Materials conducted by the "Yerevan State Medical University after M. Heratsi" foundation under CIF grantproject. 2.                 The"Yerevan State Medical University after M.Heratsi now invites sealed bids from eligiblebidders for Procurement of Dental Training Devices and Custom Materials for Yerevan State Medical University after M.Heratsi" foundation Lot 1- 1/2016-YSMU(Advanced) Line Item N° Description of Goods Quantity Final Destination 1 Dental (stomatological) equipment and material: trainers set 1 1 set "Yerevan State Medical University after M.Heratsi" foundation Lot 2-1/2016-YSMU(Regular) Line Item N° Description of Goods Quantity Final Destination 1 Dental (stomatological) equipment and material : trainers set 2 1 set "Yerevan State Medical University after M.Heratsi" foundation Bidders have the option to bid for one lot or two lots. Bids will be evaluated on a per lot basis. Discounts, if any,should be offered for each lot and it will be considered in the evaluation of bids. 3.           Biddingwill be conducted through the International Competitive Bidding procedures as specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement of Goods, Works and Non-Consulting Services under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits&Grants by World Bank Borrowers ("Procurement Guidelines", January 2011), and is open to all eligible bidders asdefined in the Procurement Guidelines. In addition, please refer to paragraphs 1.6 and 1.7 setting forth the World Bank's policy onconflict of interest. 4.            Interested eligible bidders may obtain furtherinformation from "Yerevan State Medical Universityafter M. Heratsi" foundation Academic Programs Department Mr. Aram Baykov msejournal@yahoo.com and inspect the biddingdocuments during office hours from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 14:00 to 16:30, exceptSaturdays and Sundays and NationalHolidays at the addressgiven below. 5.           Acomplete set of bidding documents in Englishmay be purchased by interested eligible biddersupon the submission of a written application to the address below andupon payment ofa nonrefundable fee of 50000 Armenian drams(AMD). The method of payment will be by banktransferto the account stated below. The document will be sent by airmail, regular post or courier for localdelivery. PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION FOR  AMD  TRANSFER BENEFICIARY: YEREVAN  STATE  MEDICAL  UNIVERSITY  AFTER  MKHITAR HERATSI  FOUNDATION ADDRESS:          AM 375025 YEREVAN 2 KORYUN STREET ACC:      2470112113797999 BENEFICIARY  BANK:            ARDSHINBANK PLEASE USE THEFOLLOWING INFORMATION FOR USD TRANSFERS: BENEFICIARY:YEREVAN STATE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY AFT.M.HERATSI FOUNDATION 2470103084570040 BENIFICIARY'S BANK: ARDSHINBANKCJSC SWIFT/BIC Code: ASHBAM22 ARMENIA, YEREVAN, 13 GRIGORLUSAVORICH STR. INTERMEDIARY BANK CORR. ACCOUNT: No. 36209105 withCITIBANK, NEW YORK SWIFTCode: CITIUS33 6.  Bids must be delivered to the address:2 Koryun Street, 0025, Yerevan,Armenia, "Yerevan State Medical University of M. Heratsi" foundation, 2nd floor Biochemical Building, EconomicsDepartment (Contact person: Pavel Gabrelyan) on or before19 July, 2016 at 15:00. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be publicly opened in the presence of the bidders' designated representatives andanyone who choose to attend at the address: 2 Koryun Street, 0025, Yerevan, Armenia, "Yerevan State MedicalUniversity of M. Heratsi" foundation, 2ndfloodAdministrative building, Hall N 2 on 19 July, 2016 at15:00. 7. All bids must be accompanied bya "Bid Security" in a form of bank guarantee not less than theamount listed below or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency of: for Lot 1 bidsecurity shall be:  5500 USD for Lot 2 bidsecurity shall be:4000USD. A bidder who chooses to submit bid for two lots should submit separate bid security for each lot. 8.         The address referred to above is: "YerevanState Medical University after M.Heratsi" Foundation, 1st Floor, Academic Programs Department, BiochemicalBuilding Attn: Mr. Aram Baykov, Head of Academic ProgramsDepartment 2 Koryun Street, 0025, Yerevan,Armenia Tel:+374 60 621301 Fax: +37410582532 E-mail:msejournal@yahoo.com Web site: www.ysmu.am

Education Improvement Project - P130182

SA Center for Education Projects PIU | Published April 28, 2016  -  Deadline June 9, 2016
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Procurement Of Laboratory Equipment And Appliances Invitation for Bids REPUBLIC OFARMENIA The Modernization of architectural and construction curriculathrough the creation of educational, scientific and experimental laboratory equipped with hightechnologies Loan No./Credit No./ Grant No.: ARD-LAB Contract Title: PROCUREMENT OF LABORATORY EQUIPMENT ANDAPPLIANCES Reference No.: ARD-LAB-01/2016 1.      The National University of Architecture and Construction of Armenia foundation (NUACA) has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of theModernization of architectural and construction curricula throughthe creation of educational, scientific and experimental laboratory equipped with high technologies, and intends to apply partof the proceeds toward payments under thecontract for purchase of laboratory equipment and appliances. 2.      The National University of Architecture and Construction of Armenia foundation(NUACA) now invites sealed bids from eligiblebidders for purchase of laboratory equipment and appliances by Lots, included totally quantity 68 pcs, thatmust be delivered until150 days after the conclusion of a contract to the Architectural and Construction Laboratory of NUACA,Street Teryan 105, Yerevan, 3750009, RA. In order to qualify for theContract a Bidder must have experience in similar supply and adequate resources, as detailed in the Bidding Document. Bidders may bid for one lot, two lots, threelots, four lots, five lots, combination of lots, or all six lots.  Bids will beevaluated on a per lot basis.  Individual discounts or combined discounts submittedwith the bid(s) will be considered in bid evaluation. The numberand identification of lots (contracts) comprising this ICB are: LOT1-AGGREGATE TESTING LABORATORY EQUIPMENT, LOT2-CEMENT-MORTAR TESTING LABORATORY EQUIPMENT, LOT3-CONCRETE TESTING LABORATORY EQUIPMENT, LOT4-SOIL TESTING LABORATORY EQUIPMENT, LOT5-LASER MACHINE, LOT6- FUME CUPBOARD 3.      Bidding will be conducted through the International Competitive Bidding procedures as specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement of Goods, Works and Non-ConsultingServices under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers issued in January 2011, revised on April, 2015 ("Procurement Guidelines"), and is opento all eligible bidders as defined in the Procurement Guidelines.In addition, please refer to paragraphs 1.6 and 1.7 setting forththeWorld Bank's policy on conflict of interest. 4.      Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from National University of Architectureand Construction of Armenia foundation (NUACA), Mr. Varazdat Hovhannisyan,Telephone: +37410-583773, Facsimile number: +37410-587284 Electronicmail address: info@nuaca.amand inspect the bidding documents duringoffice hours 10:00 to 17:00 at the address given below Teryanst.105, 3750009, Yerevan, RA. 5.      A complete set of biddingdocuments in English may be purchased byinterested eligible bidders upon the submission of a written application to the address below and upon payment of a nonrefundablefee of AMD 50000. The method of payment will be by direct deposit to ARARATBANKAccount Number 15100-01964940100. The document will be sent by courier service. Bidding Documents and all consequent Amendments and clarifications (if any) will be postedon the free accessed websites (www.gnumner.am and www.nuaca.am) and the National University of Architecture and Construction of Armenia foundation(NUACA) takes no responsibility for missing or incorrect or/and incomplete downloading of those by the prospectivebidders. 6.      Bids must be delivered to the address belowSecond floor, room number 2220 Teryan st.105, 3750009, Yerevan,RA on or before 15:00; 09 June 2016 (local time). Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bidswill be publicly openedin the presence of the bidders' designated representatives and anyonewho choose to attend at the addressbelow Second floor, room number 2220 Teryan st.105, 3750009, Yerevan, RA on 15:00; 09 June 2016 (local time). 7.     Allbids must be accompanied by a Bid Security of not less than the below listed amounts or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency for eachlot: LOT1- US$600, LOT2- US$450, LOT3- US$4500, LOT4- US$ 5000, LOT5- US$350, LOT6- US$ 250. A bidder who chooses to submitbid for more than one lot should submit separatebid security for each lot. 8.      The address referred to above is: National University of Architectureand Construction of Armenia foundation (NUACA) Fund Secondfloor, room number 2220 Attn: Mr. VarazdatHovhannisyan Teryan st.105 3750009, Yerevan, Republic of Armenia Tel:+37410-583773 Fax: +37410-587284 Web site: www.nuaca.am

EDUC QUAL & REL (APL#2) - P107772

Center for Education Projects | Published February 17, 2015  -  Deadline March 17, 2015
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Procurement Of Furniture For High Schools Invitation for Bids(IFB) Republic of Armenia Second Education Quality andRelevance Project (APL 2) Procurement of Furniture for High Schools Credit: 4565 AM ICB-12/2015 1.         ThisInvitation for Bids follows the General Procurement Notice for this Projectthat appeared in Development Business. 2.        The Republic of Armenia has received acredit from the International Development Association toward the costof theSecond Education Quality and Relevance Project, and it intends to apply part ofthe proceeds of this credit to payments under the Contract for Procurement of Furniturefor High Schools. 3.         SA"Center for Education Projects" PIU now invites sealed bids from eligible andqualified bidders to supply the below Goods to High Schools. # Description Total Quantity in Yerevan 1 Studentdesk 2515 2 Studentchair 5030 3 Teacherdesk 378 4 Teacherchair 627 5 Bookcase 483 4.         Biddingwill be conducted through the International Competitive Bidding (ICB)procedures specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement under IBRDLoans and IDA Credits, and is open to all bidders from Eligible SourceCountries as defined in the Guidelines. 5.         Interestedeligible bidders may obtain further information from SA "Center for EducationProjects" PIU of MoES and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given inthe point 9 from 11:00 to 13: 00 and from 14:00 to 17:00 except Saturdays andSundays, as well as National Holidays. 6.         Qualificationsrequirements include: a)      TheBidder should be a legally registered entity. b)      TheBidder should have been in the business of furniture supply/production for aminimum period of 5 years (2009-2013). c)      Duringthe past 5 years (2009-2013) the Bidder should have successfully implementedactivities of furniture supply/production with at least the same totalamount of one cycle (import, sale,production) not less than the amount of the presented Bid. 7.         Acomplete hard copy set of Bidding Documents in English may be purchased byinterested bidders on submission of a written application to the address belowand upon payment of a non refundable fee 40 000 Armenian Drams (AMD). The method of paymentwill be bank transfer forall bidders. The transfer shall be made to the following account: The transfer shallbe made to the followingaccount: Name: SA "Center for Education Projects" PIUofMoES, Bank details: A/C No. 900008901010RA Treasury; For payments in USD:Intermediary Bank: JP Morgan Chase bank, NY Beneficiary's Bank: Acc:No 001-1-010782; Central Bank of the Republic of Armenia; SWIFT (BIC)code:CBRAAM22 Beneficiary: A/C No. 900008901010RA Treasury;SA "Center for Education Projects" PIU of MoES, Forpayments in EURO: Intermediary Bank: DeutscheBank AG, Frankfurt; SWIFTcode: DEUTDEFF Beneficiary's Bank: Acc:No 94991200000; Central Bank of the Republic of Armenia; SWIFT (BIC)code: CBRAAM22 Beneficiary: SA "Centerfor Education Projects" PIU ofMoES: A/C No. 900008901010 RA Treasury 8.         Bidsmust be delivered to the address below at or before 15:00 on March 17, 2015.Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of thebidders' representatives, who choose to attend at the address below at 15:00 onMarch 17, 2015. All bids must beaccompanied by a "Bid Security"of $ 15000 or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency. 9.        The address (es) referred toabove is: SA "Centerfor EducationProjects"PIU of MoES, II floor, procurement office, 73 S. Vratsyan Street, Yerevan,0070, Republic of Armenia, ph.: +374 10 575667ext.27, web site: www.cfep.am e-mail: cfep@arminco.com. Attention: Mr. VardanPoghosyan

EDUC QUAL & REL (APL#2) - P107772

 | Published August 24, 2015
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Concern-Energomash CJSC
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Procurement Of Physics, Chemistry, Biology And Geography Laboratory Equipment For Pedagogical Universities_lot 4 ICB Contract Award Notice Armenia Project: P107772 - Second Education Quality and Relevance (APL 2) Bid/Contract Reference No: ICB-13/2015 Lot 4 Scope of Contract: Procurement of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Geography Laboratory Equipment for Pedagogical Universities_Lot4 Duration of Contract: 12Week(s) Contract Signature Date: 26-Jun-2015 Evaluation Currency: AMD-Armenian Dram Awarded Bidder(s): Name: Concern-Energomash CJSC Address: Country: Armenia Bid Price at Opening:AMD 40,022,500.00 Evaluated Bid Price: AMD40,022,500.00 Contract Price: AMD48,027,000.00

EDUC QUAL & REL (APL#2) - P107772

Center for Education Projects | Published June 5, 2015  -  Deadline June 15, 2015
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Procurement Of Mobile Computer Equipment For General Schools Invitation for Bids (IFB) Republic of Armenia SecondEducation Quality and Relevance Project (APL2) Procurement of Mobile Computer Equipment for General Schools Credit: 4565 AM ICB-16/2015 1.         This Invitation for Bids follows the General Procurement Notice for thisProject that appeared in DevelopmentBusiness. 2.         The Republic of Armenia has received a credit from the InternationalDevelopment Association toward the cost of the Second Education Quality and Relevance Project, and it intends to apply part of theproceeds of this credit to payments under the Contract for Procurement of Mobile Computer Equipment for GeneralSchools. 3.         SA "Center for Education Projects" PIU now invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders to supply the belowGoods to Schools. # Description Quantity 1 Computer 1 180 2 Computer 2 1800 3 InteractiveProjector 90 4 Notebook Charging Cart 180 5 Wi-Fi Wireless Router 180 6 External DVD 90 4.         Bidding will be conducted through the International CompetitiveBidding (ICB) procedures specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits dated May 2004 and revised in October 2006, and is opento all bidders from Eligible Source Countries as defined in theGuidelines. 5.         Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from SA "Center for EducationProjects" PIU of MoES and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below from 11:00 to 13: 00 and from 14:00 to 17:00except Saturdays and Sundays, as well as National Holidays. 6.         Qualifications requirements include: a. TheBidder shall be a legally registered entity. b. The Bidder shall have been in the business of computerequipment supply for a minimum period of 5 years. c. During thelast 5 yearsthe Bidder shall have successfully implemented at least one contract of computer equipment supply with the amount not less than the amount of the Bid or two contracts of computer equipment supply with thetotal amount not less than the amount of the Bid. d.The Bidder shall demonstrate that the technicaland performance characteristics of the Goods it offers meet technical specification requirements presented in the BiddingDocuments. 7.             A complete hard copy set of Bidding Documentsin English may be purchased by interested bidders on submission ofa written application to the address below and upon payment of anon refundable fee 40 000 Armenian Drams (AMD) or equivalent amount in USDor Euro. The method of payment willbe bank transfer for all bidders. The transfer shall be made to the following account: The transfer shall be made to the following account: Name: SA "Center for Education Projects" PIU of MoES, Bank details: A/C No.900008901010 RATreasury; Forpayments in USD:Intermediary Bank: JP Morgan Chase bank, NY SWIFT code: CHASUS33 Beneficiary's Bank: Acc: No 001-1-010782; Central Bank of theRepublic of Armenia; SWIFT (BIC) code: CBRAAM22 Beneficiary: SA "Center for Education Projects" PIU of MoES, A/C No. 900008901010 RA Treasury; For payments in EURO: Intermediary Bank: Deutsche BankAG, Frankfurt; SWIFT code: DEUTDEFF Beneficiary's Bank: Acc: No 94991200000; Central Bank of the Republic of Armenia; SWIFT (BIC) code:CBRAAM22 Beneficiary: SA "Center for Education Projects" PIU of MoES: A/C No. 900008901010 RA Treasury 8.         Bids must be delivered to the address below at or before15:00on June 15, 2015. Electronic bidding willnot be permitted. Late bids will be rejected.  Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders' representatives, who choose to attend atthe address below at 15:00 on June 15, 2015. All bids must be accompanied by a "Bid Security" of $38000 or anequivalent amount in a freely convertible currency. 9.        The address (es) referred to aboveis: SA"Center for EducationProjects" PIU of MoES, II floor, meeting room, 73 S.Vratsyan Street, Yerevan, 0070, Republic of Armenia, ph.: +374 10 575690, web site: www.cfep.am e-mail: cfep@arminco.com. Attention: Mr. Vardan Poghosyan

EDUC QUAL & REL (APL#2) - P107772

Center for Education Projects | Published April 9, 2015  -  Deadline May 7, 2015
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Development Of Educational Software For Basic And High Schools Invitationfor Bids(IFB) Republic ofArmenia Second Education Quality andRelevance Project (APL II) Development of Educational Software for Basic andHigh Schools CreditNo. 4565 AM Educational Software for Basic and High Schools ICB ? 14/2015 1.         This Invitation for Bids (IFB) followsthe General Procurement Notice (GPN) for this project that appeared in UNDBonline on February 18, 2010. 2.         The Republic of Armenia has received acredit from the International Development Association (IDA) toward the cost ofSecond Education Quality and Relevance Project (APL 2), and it intends to applypart of the proceeds of this credit to payments under the agreements resultingfrom this ICB-14/2015 "Development ofEducational Software for Basic and HighSchools". 3.         The SA "Center for EducationProjects (CEP)" PIU serves asthe implementing agency for the project and now invites sealed bids fromeligible Bidders for procurement of Developmentof Educational Software for Basic and High Schools. 4.         Bidding will be conducted using theInternational Competitive Bidding (ICB) procedures specified in the WorldBank's "Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits"current edition (May 2004, revised October 2006, revised May 2010) and is opento all Bidders eligible as defined in these Guidelines, that meet thefollowingminimum qualification criteria: TheBidder shall be a legally registered entity. TheBidder shall have been in the business of appropriate software (web, games,etc.) development for a minimum period of 5 years. Duringthe last five (5) years (2010-2014), the Bidder shall have successfullyimplemented at least two (2) contracts for the development of software (web,games, etc.) each in the amountno less thanthe amount of the current Bid. d. The Bidder shalldemonstratesoundness of its financial position and ownership of financial resourcesnecessary for the implementation of the Contract. 5.        Interestedeligible Bidders may obtain further information from Center for EducationProjects and inspect the bidding documents at the address given belowfrom 11:00 to 13:00 and from 14:00 to 17:00 fromMonday to Friday with the exception of National holidays /April 24 isnonbusiness day/. 6.         Acomplete hard copy set of bidding documents in English may be purchased by interested bidders on submission ofa written application to the address below and upon payment of a nonrefundablefee equivalent to 40000 Armenian Dram. Themethod of payment will be bank transfer for all bidders. The transfershall bemade to the following account: Name? SA"Center for Education Projects" PIU of MoES, Bankdetails? A/C No.900008901010 RA Treasury; Forpayments in USD? IntermediaryBank ?JP MorganChase bank, NY Beneficiary'sBank?Acc? No 001-1-010782; Central Bank of the Republic of Armenia;SWIFT (BIC) code?CBRAAM22 Beneficiary:SA "Center for Education Projects" PIU of MoES: A/CNo. 900008901010 RA Treasury For payments in EURO? Intermediary Bank? Deutsche Bank AG,Frankfurt; SWIFT code?DEUTDEFF Beneficiary'sBank?Acc? No 94991200000; Central Bank of the Republic of Armenia;SWIFT (BIC) code?CBRAAM22 Beneficiary: SA "Center forEducation Projects" PIU of MoES: A/C No. 900008901010 RATreasury The document will be sent by airmailfor overseas delivery and surface mail for local delivery. 7.         Bids must be delivered to the addressbelow at or before 15:00 (local time) May 07, 2015.  Electronicbidding will not be permitted. Latebids will be rejected.  Bids will be opened inthe presence ofBidders' representatives who choose to attend at the address below at 15:00(local time) May 07, 2015. Allbids must be accompanied by a "Bid Security" of not less than the below listedamount or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency: US$12000 Att.?Vardan Poghosyan, Procurement Officer Center for Education Projects, 2nd floor, MeetingsRoom 73 VratsyanStreet, Yerevan, 0070, Armenia Tel.?(374-10) 57-56-90--27 E-mail? cfep@arminco.com 8.         Theattention of prospective Bidders is drawn to (i) the fact that they will berequired to certify in their bids that all software is either coveredby avalid license or was produced by the Bidder and (ii) that violations areconsidered fraud, which can result in ineligibility to be awarded WorldBank-financed contracts.

EDUC QUAL & REL (APL#2) - P107772

Center for Education Projects | Published March 26, 2015  -  Deadline April 27, 2015
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Procurement Of Furniture For General Schools Invitation for Bids(IFB) Republic of Armenia Second Education Quality andRelevance Project (APL 2) Procurement of Furniture for General Schools Credit: 4565 AM ICB-15/2015 1.         ThisInvitation for Bids follows the General Procurement Notice for this Projectthat appeared in Development Business. 2.        The Republic of Armenia has received acredit from the International Development Association toward the costof theSecond Education Quality and Relevance Project, and it intends to apply part ofthe proceeds of this credit to payments under the Contract for Procurement of Furniturefor General Schools. 3.         SA"Center for Education Projects" PIU now invites sealed bids from eligible andqualified bidders to supply the below Goods to General Schools. Lot 1 Description Total Quantity in Kotayk,Gegharkunik,Tavush, Shirak and Lori marzes 1 Studentdesk 2417 2 Studentchair 4834 3 Teacherdesk 250 4 Teacherchair 260 5 Bookcase 561 Lot 2 Description Total Quantity in Yerevan, Syunik, Ararat,Armavir and Aragatsotn marzes 1 Studentdesk 2793 2 Studentchair 5587 3 Teacherdesk 277 4 Teacherchair 340 5 Bookcase 319 4.         Biddingwill be conducted through the International Competitive Bidding (ICB)procedures specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement under IBRDLoans and IDA Credits, and is open to all bidders from Eligible SourceCountries as defined in the Guidelines. Biddershave the option to bid for one lot or all two lots. Bids will be evaluated on aper lot basis. Discounts, if any, should be offered for each lot and it will beconsidered in the evaluation of bids. Discounts for combined lots willNOT be taken into account in evaluation of bids. 5.         Interestedeligible bidders may obtain further information from SA "Center for EducationProjects" PIU of MoES and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given inthe point 9 from 11:00 to 13: 00 and from 14:00 to 17:00 except Saturdays andSundays, as well as National Holidays. 6.         Qualificationsrequirements include: a)      TheBidder should be a legally registered entity. b)      TheBidder should have been in the business of furniture supply/production for aminimum period of 5 years (2009-2013). c)      Duringthe past 5 years (2009-2013) the Bidder should have successfully implementedactivities of furniture supply/production with at least the same totalamount of one cycle (import, sale,production) not less than the amount of the presented Bid. In order to qualify formore thanone lot, bidders shall meet the aggregate experience requirement for lots presentedin the Bid. 7.         Acomplete hard copy set of Bidding Documents in English may be purchased byinterested bidders on submission of a written application to the address belowand upon payment of a non refundable fee 40 000 Armenian Drams (AMD). The method of paymentwill be bank transfer forall bidders. The transfer shall be made to the following account: The transfer shallbe made to the followingaccount: Name: SA "Center for Education Projects" PIUofMoES, Bank details: A/C No. 900008901010RA Treasury; For payments in USD:Intermediary Bank: JP Morgan Chase bank, NY Beneficiary's Bank: Acc:No 001-1-010782; Central Bank of the Republic of Armenia; SWIFT (BIC)code:CBRAAM22 Beneficiary: A/C No. 900008901010RA Treasury;SA "Center for Education Projects" PIU of MoES, Forpayments in EURO: Intermediary Bank: DeutscheBank AG, Frankfurt; SWIFTcode: DEUTDEFF Beneficiary's Bank: Acc:No 94991200000; Central Bank of the Republic of Armenia; SWIFT (BIC)code: CBRAAM22 Beneficiary: SA "Centerfor Education Projects" PIU ofMoES: A/C No. 900008901010 RA Treasury 8.         Bidsmust be delivered to the address below at or before 15:00 on April 27, 2015.Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of thebidders' representatives, who choose to attend at the address below at 15:00 onApril 27, 2015. All bids must beaccompanied by a "Bid Security"of not less than the below listed amounts or an equivalent amount in a freelyconvertible currency for each lot: Lot 1: US$ 15000 Lot 2: US$ 15000 A bidder who choosesto submit bid for morethan one lot should submit separate bid security for each lot. 9.        The address (es) referred toabove is: SA "Centerfor EducationProjects"PIU of MoES, II floor, procurement office, 73 S. Vratsyan Street, Yerevan,0070, Republic of Armenia, ph.: +374 10 575690ext.27, web site: www.cfep.am e-mail: cfep@arminco.com Attention: Mr. VardanPoghosyan

EDUC QUAL & REL (APL#2) - P107772

Center for Education Projects | Published October 10, 2014  -  Deadline November 21, 2014
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Procurement Of Furniture For High Schools Invitation for Bids(IFB) Republic of Armenia SecondEducation Quality and Relevance Project (APL 2) Procurement of Furniture for High Schools Credit: 4565 AM ICB-11/2014 1.        This Invitation for Bids follows theGeneralProcurement Notice for this Project that appeared in DevelopmentBusiness. 2.         TheRepublic of Armenia has received a credit from the InternationalDevelopment Association toward the cost of the Second Education Quality and Relevance Project, and it intends to apply part of theproceeds of this credit to payments under the Contract for Procurement of Furniturefor HighSchools. 3.         SA "Center for Education Projects" PIU now invites sealed bids from eligible and qualifiedbidders to supply the below Goods to High Schools. Lot 1 Description Total Quantity in Yerevan 1 1 Student desk 2515 2 Student chair 5030 3 Teacher desk 378 4 Teacher chair 627 5 Bookcase 483 Lot 2 Description Total Quantity in Yerevan 2 1 Student desk 2551 2 Student chair 5102 3 Teacher desk 408 4 Teacher chair 527 5 Bookcase 507 Lot3 Description Total Quantity in Syunik, Vayoc Dzor, Ararat, Armavir andAragatsotn marzes 1 Student desk 2195 2 Studentchair 4390 3 Teacher desk 400 4 Teacher chair 455 5 Bookcase 414 Lot 4 Description Total Quantity in Kotayk, Gegharkunik and Tavush marzes 1 Student desk 2232 2 Student chair 4464 3 Teacher desk 288 4 Teacher chair 482 5 Bookcase 342 Lot 5 Description Total Quantity in Shirak and Lorimarzes 1 Studentdesk 2255 2 Student chair 4510 3 Teacher desk 294 4 Teacher chair 402 5 Bookcase 302 4.        Bidding will be conducted through theInternational Competitive Bidding (ICB) procedures specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement under IBRDLoans and IDACredits, and is open to all bidders from Eligible Source Countries as defined in theGuidelines. Bidders have the option to bid for one lot, two lots, three lots,four lots or all five lots. Bids will be evaluated on a per lot basis. Discounts, if any, should be offered for each lot and itwill be considered in the evaluation of bids. Discounts for combinedlots will NOT be taken into account inevaluation of bids. 5.         Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from SA "Center for EducationProjects" PIU of MoES and inspectthe Bidding Documents at the address given in the point 9 from 11:00 to 13: 00 and from 14:00 to17:00 except Saturdays and Sundays, as well as National Holidays. 6.        Qualifications requirementsinclude: a)     The Bidder should be a legally registered entity. b)      The Bidder should have been in the business of furnituresupply/production for a minimum period of 5 years (2009-2013). c)      During the past5 years (2009-2013) the Bidder should have successfully implemented activities of furniture supply/production with at least thesame total amount of one cycle (import, sale, production) not less than the amount of the presentedBid. In order to qualify for more than one lot,bidders shall meet the aggregate experience requirement for lots presented in the Bid. 7.         A complete hard copy set of Bidding Documents in English may bepurchased by interested bidders on submission of a written application to the address below and upon payment of a non refundablefee 40 000 Armenian Drams (AMD). The method of payment will be bank transfer for all bidders.Thetransfer shall be made to the following account: Thetransfer shall be made to the following account: Name: SA "Center for Education Projects" PIU of MoES, Bank details: A/C No. 900008901010 RA Treasury; For payments in USD:Intermediary Bank: JP Morgan Chase bank,NY Beneficiary's Bank: Acc: No 001-1-010782; Central Bank of the Republic of Armenia; SWIFT (BIC) code:CBRAAM22 Beneficiary: A/C No. 900008901010 RA Treasury; SA "Center for Education Projects" PIU of MoES, Forpayments in EURO: Intermediary Bank: Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt; SWIFT code: DEUTDEFF Beneficiary's Bank: Acc: No 94991200000; Central Bankof the Republic of Armenia;SWIFT (BIC) code: CBRAAM22 Beneficiary: SA "Center for Education Projects" PIU of MoES: A/C No. 900008901010 RATreasury 8.        Bids must be delivered to the address below ator before 15:00 on November 21, 2014. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected.  Bids will be opened in thepresence of the bidders' representatives, who choose to attend at the address below at 15:00 on November 21, 2014. All bids must be accompanied by a "Bid Security" of notless than the below listed amounts or an equivalent amountin a freely convertible currency for eachlot: Lot 1: US$ 15000 Lot 2: US$15000 Lot 3: US$ 15000 Lot 4: US$ 15000 Lot 5: US$15000 A bidder whochooses to submit bid for more than one lot shouldsubmit separate bid security for each lot. 9.         The address (es) referred to above is: SA "Center for Education Projects" PIU ofMoES, II floor, procurement office, 73 S. Vratsyan Street, Yerevan, 0070, Republic of Armenia, ph.: +374 10 575667 ext. 27, web site: www.cfep.am e-mail: cfep@arminco.com. Attention: Mr. Vardan Poghosyan

EDUC QUAL & REL (APL#2) - P107772

Center for Education Projects | Published October 30, 2014  -  Deadline December 11, 2014
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Development Of Educational Software For Basic And High Schools Invitation forBids(IFB) Republic ofArmenia Second Education Quality andRelevance Project (APL II) Development of Educational Software for Basic andHigh Schools CreditNo. 4565 AM Educational Software for Basic and High Schools ICB ? 10/2014 1.         This Invitation for Bids (IFB) followsthe General Procurement Notice (GPN) for this project that appeared in UNDBonline on February 18, 2010. 2.         The Republic of Armenia has received acredit from the International Development Association (IDA) toward the cost ofSecond Education Quality and Relevance Project (APL 2), and it intends to applypart of the proceeds of this credit to payments under the agreements resultingfrom this IFB-10/2014 "Development ofEducational Software for Basic and High Schools". 3.         The SA "Centerfor EducationProjects (CEP)" PIU serves asthe implementing agency for the project and now invites sealed bids fromeligible Bidders for supply of the following: Developmentof Educational Software for Basic and High Schools # Description Quantity Lot 1 Development of Educational Software for Physics  for BasicSchools 1 Lot 2 Development of Educational Software for Chemistryfor Basic Schools 1 Lot 3 Development of Educational Software for Biology forBasic Schools 1 Lot 4 Development of Educational Software for Mathematicsfor Basic Schools 1 Lot 5 Development of Educational Software for Physics  for HighSchools 1 Lot 6 Development of Educational Software for Chemistryfor High Schools 1 Lot 7 Development of Educational Software for Biology forHigh Schools 1 Lot 8 Development ofEducational Software for Mathematics for High Schools 1 4.         Bidding will be conducted using theInternational Competitive Bidding (ICB) procedures specified in the WorldBank's "Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits"current edition (May 2004, revised October 2006, revised May 2010) and is opento all Bidders eligible as defined in these Guidelines, that meet thefollowingminimum qualification criteria: TheBidder should be a legally registered entity. In this regard theBidder isrequired to submit copies of State Registration Certificate and Charter. TheBidder should have been in the business of appropriate electronicmaterials supply for a minimum period of 5 years. In this regardtheBidder is required to submit a statement representing the list ofcontracts performed by the Bidder during each of 2009-2013 years,specifying the contractor, contract price, duration and type of electronicmaterials including quantities per item. Duringthe last five (5) years (2009-2013), the Bidder should have successfullyimplemented at least two contracts for the supply of electronic materialsfor the lot submitted each with at least the same total amount of bid for the relevantlot. The Bidder shouldprovide copies of contracts and final acceptance acts (with supplieditems, quantities and amount per item) ensuring the appropriate electronicmaterials supply and acceptance signed and stamped by the purchaser forthose contracts. d. TheBidder should demonstratesoundness of its financial position and ownership of financial resourcesnecessary to handle the requirements of the proposed Contract. Specifically, itshould prove through submission of audited financial statements (approved bythe audit) for the last two fiscal years (2012, 2013) and accompaniedby auditreport, ensuring that: i. its average annual revenue for the last twoyears should be at least equal to the value of the bid ii.its average Total Assets-to-Total Liabilities (net of equity) ratio for thelast two years should be greater than 1 iii.its average liquidity ratio (current assets divided by current liabilities) forthe last two years should be at least one (1). The Biddershould provide the list ofthe intended subcontractor (s) in accordance with ITB Clause 6.3 and GCC 20.1.After contract award, the successful Bidder should provide the signedcopies ofthe contract(s) with its subcontractor(s) prior to signing the contract withthe Purchaser within the Bid and Bid Security validity periods. Inorder to qualify for more than one lot, bidders shall meet the aggregateexperience requirement for relevant lots. For example, to qualify to bid forlots 1 and 2, a bidder should have successfully implemented during the last fiveyears at least two contracts for the supply of electronic materials with atotal amount equivalent to the aggregate amount of its bid for the two lots. 5.         Interested eligible Bidders may obtainfurther information from Center for Education Projects and inspect the biddingdocuments at the address given below from11:00 to 13:00 and from 14:00 to 17:00 from Monday to Friday with theexceptionof National holidays. 6.         Acomplete hard copy set of bidding documents in English maybe purchased by interested bidders on submission ofa written application to the address below and upon payment of a nonrefundablefee equivalent to 40000 Armenian Dram. Themethod of payment will be bank transfer for all bidders. The transfershall bemade to the following account: Name? SA "Center for EducationProjects" PIU of MoES, Bankdetails? A/C No.900008901010 RATreasury; For payments inUSD? Intermediary Bank?JP MorganChase bank, NY Beneficiary'sBank? Acc? No 001-1-010782;Central Bank ofthe Republic of Armenia; SWIFT (BIC)code? CBRAAM22 Beneficiary: SA"Center for Education Projects" PIU of MoES: A/C No. 900008901010 RA Treasury For payments in EURO? IntermediaryBank? DeutscheBank AG, Frankfurt; SWIFT code?DEUTDEFF Beneficiary'sBank? Acc? No 94991200000;Central Bank ofthe Republic of Armenia; SWIFT (BIC)code? CBRAAM22 Beneficiary: SA "CenterforEducation Projects" PIU of MoES: A/C No. 900008901010 RA Treasury The document will be sentby airmailfor overseas delivery and surface mail for local delivery. 7.         Bids mustbe delivered to the addressbelow at or before 15:00 (local time) December 11,2014. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids willberejected.  Bids will be opened in thepresence of Bidders' representatives who choose to attend at the address below at 15:00(local time) December11, 2014.Bidders have the option to bid for one lot,two lots, three lots, fourlots, five lots, six lots, seven lots or all eight lots, or any combination oflots. Bids will be evaluated on a per-lot-basis and contract award will be madefor each lot. Discounts, if any, should be offered for each lot and it will beconsidered in the evaluation of bids. Discounts for combined lots WILL NOT betaken into account in evaluation of bids. Allbids must be accompanied by a "Bid Security" of not less than the below listedamounts or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency for each lot: Lot 1: US$ 1500 Lot 2: US$ 1500 Lot 3: US$ 1500 Lot 4: US$ 1500 Lot 5: US$ 1500 Lot 6: US$ 1500 Lot 7: US$ 1500 Lot 8: US$ 1500 Abidder who chooses to submit bid for more than one lot should submit separatebid security for each lot. Att.?Vardan Poghosyan, Procurement Officer Center for Education Projects, 2nd floor, MeetingsRoom 73VratsyanStreet, Yerevan, 0070, Armenia Tel.?(374-10) 57-56-67 ext.27 E-mail? cfep@arminco.com 8.         Theattention of prospective Bidders is drawn to (i) the fact that they will berequired to certify in their bids that all software is either coveredby avalid license or was produced by the Bidder and (ii) that violations areconsidered fraud, which can result in ineligibility to be awarded WorldBank-financed contracts.

IDF-ADVOCATES TRAINING - P131126

Judicial Projects Implementation unit SI/LPIU/ | Published January 22, 2015  -  Deadline February 16, 2015
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Developing A Medium Term Strategy/program For Continuing Legal Education Offered By The School Of Advocates Of Therepublic Of Armenia Country: Republic of Armenia Institution:World Bank Sector: Consulting Services Deadline: February 16, 2015 Status: Published Grant No. : TF013656 Project: Strengthening of Training Capacity of the School of Advocates of the Republic ofArmenia Assignment Title: Developing a medium term strategy/program for continuing legal education offered bythe School of Advocates of the Republic of Armenia Project ID: IDF/C/03 Recipient/Bid No: Reference No The School of Advocates of the Republic of Armenia has received through the Republic of Armenia a Grant from the World Bank toward the cost of the strengthening its training capacity, andintends to apply a part of the Grant proceeds for consulting services for the above referenceassignment. The consulting services (''the Services") intend to strengthen the capacity of the School ofAdvocates (the Client) of the RA in designing and providing effective training to students by developing a predictable and forthcoming medium term strategy/program for continuing legal education offered bySOA for the period of next five years. The project implementation period is from April 2015 to June2015. The "Judicial Projects Implementation unit" of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia nowinvites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultantsshould provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform theServices. The shortlisting criteria are: -       Proven experience in developing of strategy/program  for professionalgrowth by means of applying  innovative and modern preferably information technologytraining tools; -       Three years of work experience in designing/implementing educational strategies/program for professionals, includinglawyers, advocates, legal practitioners, policy makers or civil servants; -       Proven skills in analyzing legal training framework and understanding on how to design and prepare strategy/programfor professional growth and utilize the latest innovative information technology (IT) tools in training program design anddelivery. The Consultant must submit copies of founding documents, verifying the terms of its activity. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines:Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers dated January 2011("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. Consultant may associate with other firms in form of a joint venture or a subconsultancy to enhancetheir qualifications. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Selection Based on the Consultants'Qualifications method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours, 9:00 to 18hours. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person or bymail or by e-mail) by 16 February, 2015. "Judicial Projects Implementation unit" SI/LPIU/ Attn. G. Khachatryan/Director of JPIU Halabyan Street 41a, 14 floor 0078, Yerevan, Armenia Tel: +374 10 38 02 30 E-mail: georgi.khachatryan@justice.am

LIFELINE ROAD NETWORK IMPROVEMENT PROJ - P126782

Transport Project Implementation Unit State Institution | Published November 25, 2014  -  Deadline December 10, 2014
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Development Of Concept Of Performance Based Contracting For Roads. REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST CONSULTINGSERVICES SELECTION OF INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT Armenia Lifeline Road Network Improvement Project (LRNIP) Loan No. 8229-AM Assignment Title: Development of Concept of Performance based Contracting forRoads Reference No. : Item #7, Consulting Services, Procurement Plan (October 15,2014) Republic of Armenia: Lifeline Roads Network ImprovementProject The Republic of Armenia has received financing from theWorld Bank toward the cost of the Lifeline Roads Network Improvement Project(LRNIP), and intends to applypart of the proceeds for consulting services "Developmentof Concept of Performance based Contracting for Road". The primary objective of the assignment isto support MoTC in the design of a concept aimed at introducing in the country the implementation of theperformance-based-management-contract approach. It's expected that on the successful completion of and the endorsement oftheproposed concept by GoA this assignment will be followed by a larger one aimed at implementation of a pilot project. The scope,duration, modality and specific location of the pilot intervention(s) will beestablished within thisassignment. The consultingservices ("the Services") include: ·         The Consultant will conduct a legal, institutional and financialreview to identify the constraints to the implementation of performance-base-contract(PBC) in Armenia and to make concreterecommendations to be implemented by Government. ·         Review existing laws and regulations and will identify any legalconstraint to the implementation of PBC in Armenia. ·         Carry out an institutional assessment of MoTC and the local privatesector to evaluate their capacity to design and implement a PBC. ·         Survey the major commercial Banks in Armenia to better understand thefinancial terms most likely to be obtained by local contractors (interest rate and maturity) and the type of guarantees ·         Development of a comprehensive approach to allocation and mitigationof risk: The risk allocation shall be one of the key components of PBC. ·         Organize a workshop with policy makers in order to present thefindings of the first part of the assessment, and to explain inmore detail the concept and benefits of the performance-basedapproach for road contracts. ·         Review of the adequacy of current information and identification ofcollection of any additional condition data deemed necessary for the Conceptual Design and management of the pilotcontract(s) The Consultant will be supported b a local lawyer, who will be hiredby the Consultant. It is expected that the assignment be completed in 5 months after theaward of this contract. Transport ProjectImplementation Unit State Institution of the Ministry of Transport and Communication of Armenia now invites eligible Individualconsultants ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide informationdemonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services.The shortlisting criteriaare: The assignment is intended to be undertakenby a very experienced and high quality engineers familiar with the transport sector and maintenance practices in East Europe andinternationally, and the introduction of the private sector in contracts of the type envisaged. A prospective Consultant should be a SeniorHighway Engineer with a minimum of 15 years experience in the road sector and with maintenance practices internationally. Extensiveexperience in the preparation and supervision of performance-based-contracts and asset management in the sector is required. The attention ofinterested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selectionand Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers January 2011 ("ConsultantGuidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the"Selection of Individual Consultants" method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at theaddress below from 09:00 to 17:00 hours. TheEOI should be submitted in writing and shouldcontain a statement of interest with a detailed Curriculum Vitae outlining experience in similar projects and qualifications. TheCVs should also be responsive to the following criteria: General qualifications (general education, training, and experience) (0-20%) Adequacy for the Assignment (relevant education, training, experience in thesector/similar assignments) (0-70%) Experience in the Region and Language(0-10%) Expressions of interest must be delivered in awritten form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by December 10, 2014. Transport Project Implementation UnitState Institution Attn: Emil Sargsyan, Acting Director Ministry of Transport andCommunication 28 Nalbandyan St. Yerevan 0010 Armenia. Tel/Fax: (374-60) 540-525 E-mail: esargsyan@transportpiu.am; kbadalyan@transportpiu.am; tjanoyan@transportpiu.am;hordukhanyan@transportpiu.am

LIFELINE ROAD NETWORK IMPROVEMENT PROJ - P126782

Transport Project Implementation Unit State Institution | Published November 5, 2014  -  Deadline November 24, 2014
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Development Of Concept Of Performance Based Contracting For Roads. REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST CONSULTING SERVICES SELECTION OFINDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT Armenia Lifeline Road Network Improvement Project (LRNIP) Loan No. 8229-AM Assignment Title: Development of Concept of Performance based Contracting forRoads Reference No. : Item#7, Consulting Services, Procurement Plan (October 15,2014) Republic of Armenia:Lifeline Roads Network ImprovementProject The Republic of Armenia has received financing from theWorld Bank toward the cost of the Lifeline Roads Network Improvement Project(LRNIP), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services "Developmentof Concept of Performance based Contracting for Road". The primary objective of the assignment isto support MoTC in the design of a concept aimed at introducing in the country the implementation of theperformance-based-management-contract approach. It's expected that on the successful completion of and the endorsement oftheproposed concept by GoA this assignment will be followed by a larger one aimed at implementation of a pilot project. The scope,duration, modality and specific location of the pilot intervention(s) will beestablished within thisassignment. The consultingservices ("the Services") include: ·         The Consultant will conduct a legal, institutional and financial reviewto identify the constraints to the implementation of performance-base-contract(PBC) in Armenia and to make concrete recommendationsto be implemented by Government. ·         Review existing laws and regulations and will identifyany legalconstraint to the implementation of PBC in Armenia. ·         Carry out an institutional assessment of MoTC and the local privatesector to evaluate their capacity to design and implement a PBC. ·         Survey the major commercial Banks in Armenia to betterunderstand thefinancial terms most likely to be obtained by local contractors (interest rate and maturity) and the type of guarantees ·         Development of a comprehensive approach to allocation and mitigation ofrisk: The risk allocation shall be one of the key components of PBC. ·         Organize a workshop with policy makers in order to present the findingsof the first part of the assessment, and to explain in more detail the concept and benefits of the performance-based approach forroad contracts. ·         Review of the adequacy of current information and identification ofcollection of any additional condition data deemed necessary for the Conceptual Design and management of the pilotcontract(s) The Consultant will be supported b a local lawyer, who will be hired bythe Consultant. It is expected that the assignment be completed in 5 months after theaward of this contract. Transport ProjectImplementation Unit State Institution of the Ministry of Transport and Communication of Armenia now invites eligible Individualconsultants ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide informationdemonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services.The shortlisting criteriaare: The assignment is intended to be undertakenby a very experienced and high quality engineers familiar with the transport sector and maintenance practices in East Europe andinternationally, and the introduction of the private sector in contracts of the type envisaged. A prospective Consultant should be a SeniorHighway Engineer with a minimum of 15 years experience in the road sector and with maintenance practices internationally. Extensiveexperience in the preparation and supervision of performance-based-contracts and asset management in the sector is required. The attention ofinterested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selectionand Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers January 2011 ("ConsultantGuidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the"Selection of Individual Consultants" method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the addressbelow from 09:00 to 17:00 hours. TheEOI should be submitted in writing and shouldcontain a statement of interest with a detailed Curriculum Vitae outlining experience in similar projects and qualifications. TheCVs should also be responsive to the following criteria: General qualifications (general education, training, and experience) (0-20%) Adequacy for the Assignment (relevant education, training, experience inthe sector/similar assignments) (0-70%) Experience in the Region and Language(0-10%) Expressions of interest must be delivered in awritten form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by November 24, 2014. Transport Project Implementation Unit State Institution Attn: Emil Sargsyan, Acting Director Ministry of Transport andCommunication 28 Nalbandyan St. Yerevan 0010 Armenia. Tel/Fax: (374-60) 540-525 E-mail : esargsyan@transportpiu.am; kbadalyan@transportpiu.am; tjanoyan@transportpiu.am; dhairapetyan@transportpiu.am

IDF-REGULATORY GUILLOTINE - P128769

Foreign Financing Projects Management Center of the Ministry of Finance of RA | Published March 17, 2015  -  Deadline March 30, 2015
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Strengthening Capacity Of Regulatory Reform Unit Of The Armenian Government On Regulatory Impact Assessments REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES ? INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT SELECTION) REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA STRENGTHENING CAPACITY OF REGULATORY REFORM UNIT OF THE ARMENIAN GOVERNMENTPROJECT GRANT N TF 011972 ASSIGNMENT TITLE: STRENGTHENING CAPACITYOF REGULATORY REFORM UNIT OF THE ARMENIAN GOVERNMENT ON REGULATORY IMPACT ASSESSMENTS REFERENCE No. (AS PER PROCUREMENT PLAN): SCRRU C-2.3 The Republic of Armenia has has received financing fromthe World Bank toward the cost of the Strengthening Capacity of Regulatory ReformUnit of the Armenian Government Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. The consulting services, the Regulatory ImpactAssessment (RIA), is aimed at building sustainable capacities in the Government that will result inbetter regulatory development and regulate the flow of new regulations by using RIAapproach to minimize the burden of the newregulations that affects both businesses and citizens in Armenia. The Project requiresthe services of the experienced International Consultant on the Regulatory Impact analysis to support the National Center forLegislative Regulation to make a comprehensive study of RIA and RIA related policies in the Republic of Armenia as well as bestpractices which would allow the Project to better direct and focus its capacity-building support. The Consultant will assist the Client in developing an appropriate RIA method andinstitutional implementation strategy, testing of the RIA method and procedures during pilot RIAs, and building the capacities ofMinistries as well to apply RIA implementation in Armenia. "National Center for LegislativeRegulation" PIU at the Government Staffof RA and Foreign Financing Projects Management Center of the RA Ministry of Finance (FFPMC) now invite eligible Individualconsultants ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Service. Interested Consultants should provide their CV, aswell as other information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform abovementionedServices. Implementation period of the assignment is about 6months. Thequalification requirements For the implementation of the assignment an individual consultant willbe hired, who mustmeet the following qualification requirements: -       Higher education in socialsciences/economics -       Extensive proven knowledge of and experiencein Regulatory Impact Assessment; -       Demonstrated experience in carrying out reforms in regulatoryassessment in similar consulting(s) for international agencies onthe Regulatory Impact analysis sector andspecialized subject area; -       Experience in conducting Regulatory Impact Assessment  on a country or aregionallevel; -       Experience in Regulatory Impact Assessment  in EU or EU countries is anadvantage; -       Successful experience in working withinternational donor community is an advantage; -       Experience in Armenia and/or other FSUor/and Eastern Europe countries is an advantage; -      Excellent research, communication and presentation skills; -       Be proficient in English language. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's"Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans & IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers"(January 2011, revised July, 2014) ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. An individual consultant will be hired in accordance with the Section V "Selection of IndividualConsultants" method procedures set out in the World Bank's "Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans& IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers" January 2011. Further information can beobtained at the address below during officehours from 09:00 to 18:00 hours. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the addressbelow (in person or by e-mail) by March 30, 2015, 18:00 (local time). Mr. Edgar Avetyan Executive Director Foreign Financing Projects ManagementCenter of the Ministry of Finance of RA (FFPMC) Address: Tigran Mets 4, 3-rdfloor, Yerevan, Republic ofArmenia Telephone: (374-11) 91 05 81; (374-10) 5234 71 Fax: (374-10) 54 5708 E-mail: info@ffpmc.am

Yerevan Solid Waste Project – City Support and Stakeholder Participation Programmes

 | Published August 25, 2016  -  Deadline September 15, 2016
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Executing Agency (Client):
Yerevan Municipality

The Client Contact Person:
Mr. Tigran Igityan, Chief of Division, Financial Department of Yerevan Municipality
Yerevan Municipality
str. 1 Argishti, Yerevan 0015, Armenia
Email: tigran.igityan@yahoo.com ; tigran.igityan@yerevan.am
Phone:+37411 514 202

The EBRD Contact Person:
Paula Alegria
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
E-mail: alegriap@ebrd.com

Project Description:
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').

Assignment Description:
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.

Funding Source:
The contract will be financed by the EBRD Early Transition Countries Fund.

Eligibility:
There are no eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile:
Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms with preferably previous project experience related to
 
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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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. 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%).

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