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Tbilisi Bus Project - Corporate Development and Stakeholder Participation Programmes

 | Published March 28, 2017  -  Deadline April 21, 2017
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Project Description: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the "EBRD" or the "Bank") is supporting urban transport under the Tbilisi Bus Project (the "Project") for bus fleet replacement, initially under Tbilisi Transport Company Ltd (the "Company") and related support for corporate development of the Company; preparation of Public Service Contract ("PSC") between the City of Tbilisi (the "Client") and the Company as well as the study for restructuring of the bus network under this Project. 

Assignment Description:The Client has requested the Bank to provide technical assistance for the bus fleet replacement and related support for corporate development of the Company (the "TC Project").

The Client now intends to retain a consulting company (the "Consultant") to support the Company and the City in the implementation of a Corporate Development Programme and a Stakeholder Participation Programme (the "Assignment").

The objective of the Assignment is to assist the Company in improving its commercial standing, service and environmental/ social performance required in order to meet the related covenants included in the EBRD financing documents and the implementation of a Stakeholders Participation Programme ("SPP") aimed at enhancing public ownership by encouraging the use of public transport, increasing public participation in the provision of public transport services (service quality and rehabilitation activities) and raising public awareness on issues related to project implementation.

The Assignment shall be conducted in two parts - the first part comprises the Corporate Development Programme for the Company ("CDP") and the second part the implementation of the Stakeholder Participation Programme ("SPP"). 

The selected Consultant is expected to provide the following services:

Part 1. Corporate Development Programme for the Company

The Consultant shall assist the Company to improve its commercial standing, service and environmental/social performance by supporting the development and implementation of relevant policies for corporate, financial, operational and environmental/social management. The Consultant shall also assist the Company to develop a medium-term focused Corporate Development Plan ("CDP") and to improve the corporate planning capacity in order to assist its transition towards becoming a self-sustaining entity with commercially sustainable operations. The Consultant shall develop an Environmental and Social Action Plan ("ESAP") for the Company and assist with its implementation.

Part 2. Stakeholder Participation Programme

The Consultant shall raise awareness about sustainable public transport solutions through education campaigns and shall ensure collection of feedback from relevant stakeholders through Focus groups.

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 Q2 2017 and has an estimated overall duration of 24 months.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 280,000 (exclusive of VAT). Subject to availability of funding, the performance of the selected Consultant and the specific needs of the Client the Assignment may be extended beyond the current scope.

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

Funding Source: It is anticipated that the Assignment will be financed by EBRD’s donor funded Programme. Selection and contracting is subject to the availability of funding.

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:

1. Management of urban public transport projects, including in the areas of corporate development and stakeholder participation in the Southern Caucasus or Eastern Europe, preferably in Georgia.

2. Implementing assignments in accordance with procedures and rules of International Financial Institutions such as the World Bank, EBRD or similar in Southern Caucasus or Eastern Europe, preferably in Georgia.

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

a. Key Expert 1 (Project Manager/Team Leader) with preferably ten (10) years or more of previous professional experience including at least 5 years in managing urban public transport projects in similar environments. Relevant profession experience in Georgia and knowledge of Georgian is considered an advantage.

b. Key Expert 2 (Local Project Manager/Technical Expert) with preferably eight (8) years or more of previous professional experience, in managing urban public transport projects in Georgia and with a good understanding of public administration in Georgia.  Knowledge of Georgian is essential.

c. Key Expert 3 (International Financial Expert) with preferably eight (8)years or more of previous practical experience in financial consultancy preferably in the urban transport sector (service provision, fleet management, depot space management, maintenance of the fleet, etc.).

d. Key Expert 4 (Local Financial Expert) with preferably eight (8) years or more of previous practical experience in financial consultancy preferably in the urban transport sector (service provision, fleet management, depot space management, maintenance of the fleet, etc.)in Georgia Knowledge of Georgian is essential.

e. Key Expert 5 (Automated Fare Collection (AFC) and Automated Vehicle Location (AVL) Expert) preferably with eight (8) years or more of previous professional experience in designing AFC and AVL systems. Particular familiarity with local conditions in Georgia and the Southern Caucasus region would be considered an advantage.

f. Key Expert 6 (Environmental Expert) preferably with eight (8) years or more of previous professional experience in the successful implementation of comparable assignments in the urban transport sector and with demonstrated knowledge of the environmental and social standards of the EBRD or other comparable institutions. Familiarity with local conditions in Georgia and the Southern Caucasus region would be considered an advantage.. 

g. Key Expert 7 (Health and Safety Expert) preferably with eight (8) years or more of previous professional experience in working on health and occupational safety issues and implementation of Health Management Systems consistent with the requirements of the ISO 14001/39001/OHSAS 18001 standard. Particular familiarity with local conditions in Georgia and the Southern Caucasus region would be considered an advantage. 

h. Key Expert 8 (Social Expert) preferably with eight (8) years or more of previous professional experience in working on social issues, such as drafting Social Impact Assessments and Social Action Plans with thorough understanding of social issues of particular relevance to Georgia and the Southern Caucasus region in general.

i. Key Expert 9 (Pool of Additional Local Experts) with preferably five (5) years of previous professional experience in the urban transport sector in Georgia. A good understanding of Georgian requirements and legislation would be considered an advantage. Knowledge of Georgian is essential.

It is essential that the Consultant’s team contains some experts fluent in Georgian.

Non-key experts are expected to include experts with previous professional experience in the urban public transport sector, as required.

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

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

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

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

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

The expression of interest shall not exceed 10 pages (excluding CVs Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet).

The complete expression of interest (including CVs, Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet) should be submitted, in English and Georgian via email (pdf) to the Client’s contact person, to reach the Client not later than the closing date. One additional copy 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 are as follows:

(a) Firm’s previous project experience in management of urban public transport projects, including in the areas of corporate development and stakeholder participation in the Southern Caucasus or Eastern Europe, preferably in Georgia (30%)

(b) Firm’s experience in implementing assignments in transport planning, bus operations, fleet management in accordance with procedures and rules of International Financial Institutions, such as the World Bank or EBRD (similar) in Southern Caucasus or Eastern Europe, preferably in Georgia t (30%)

(c) CV of Key Experts No 1-8 with previous project experience in conducting similar assignments in Southern Caucasus and Eastern Europe. Familiarity with local conditions in Georgia and similar environments will be considered an advantage (40% - 5% per each key expert).
 

The Client Contact Person:

Tengiz Zakareishvili
Procurement Manager
Tbilisi Transport Company LLC
2, Vagzali Square 0112
Tbilisi
Georgia
Email: tzakareishvili@metro.ge
Phone: +995 32 2357777
Fax: +995 32 2934141

 

EBRD Contact Person:

Vivianne Headlam
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: +44 20 7 338 6885
Fax: +44 20 7 338 7451
Email: LewisheV@ebrd.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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