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Third Regional Development Project - P150696

 | Published November 27, 2015
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United Nations Education Scientificand Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
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Small Contracts Award (dir,cqs,indv,sss) Small Contract Award Notice Georgia Project: P150696 - Third Regional DevelopmentProject Report Period: 01-Feb-2015 - 27-Nov-2015 Awarded Firm/Indv. : United Nations Education Scientificand Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Address: 7, Place de Fontenoy, 75352 Paris 07 SP France Contract Signature Date:12-Oct-2015 Method of Procurement: SSS- Single Source Selection Price: USD 250,000.00 Duration: 24Month(s) Summary Scope of Contract: Cultural Heritage Advisory Service to the National Agency for Cultural HeritagePreservation of Georgia to be implemented under the Third Regional Development Project

The Call for proposal

UNDP Country Office - GEORGIA | Published April 13, 2017  -  Deadline May 2, 2017
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CALL FOR PROPOSALTo Support Capacity Development to ADVOCATE MEETING the National and International obligations Under the biodiversity Conservation, Climate change Adaption and Mitigation and Sustainable Land Management Practices.The Call for proposals in announced for NGOs under the project “Harmonization of Information Management for Improved Knowledge and Monitoring of Global Environment in Georgia” (CCCD in Georgia) funded by the Global Environmental Facility and United Nations Development Programme.The project is implemented by UNDP in partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia through its subordinated entity “Environmental Information and Education Centre”. The package of documents and the letter of expression of interest should be submitted in hard copies no later than 17:00 p.m. 2 May, 2017 in a sealed envelope with a text on it: CCCD in Georgia. CALL FOR PROPOSALS - To Support Capacity Development to Advocate Meeting the National and International Obligations Under the Biodiversity Conservation, Climate Change Adaption and Mitigation and Sustainable Land Management PracticesIn addition to the hard copies one electronic copy of all documents (text and/or PDF files on a CD).The consultation meeting:The consultation meeting will be held on 25th April, 2017 10:00 at #76C Chavchavadze Ave. (Project office).The organisations interested to attend the meeting should notify UNDP no later than 24th of April via e-mail to the following address: eka.zedelashvili@undp.orgContact Person for the Call for Expression of Interest:Eka ZedelashviliCCCD project in Georgia, Project Assistanteka.zedelashvili@undp.org

ENPI — quality enhancement and capacity building support programme in VET sector of Georgia

European Union | Published May 11, 2012  -  Deadline June 11, 2012
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The overall objective of the project is to support the VET sector reform aiming at improving the VET system in Georgia by development of resources and quality assurance schemes to meet the requirements of VET target groups, stakeholders and the labour market demand. The first specific objective is to strengthen the relevance and quality of VET provision to different target groups (including vulnerable groups). The second specific objective is to strengthen capacity of stakeholders involved in professional education, particularly, VET institutions to manage/develop high-quality VET provision as well as policy makers (Ministry of Education and Science (MoES) and its agencies). This project is intended to support the reform aiming at improving the VET system in Georgia by development of resources and quality assurance schemes to meet the requirements of VET target groups, stakeholders and the labour market demand. In particular it will strengthen the relevance and quality of VET provision to different target groups (including vulnerable groups) by supporting the ongoing policy and operational reform process and the capacity of the MoES VET division and its agencies to efficiently implement the reform at national, sectoral, regional and institutional level. The project will provide advice on coordination of activities between the MoES, its agencies and other institutions, organisations and between donors, contributing to a harmonised approach and a coordinated efficient implementation of the reform.

Secondary Road Asset Management Project - P149953

Roads Department of Georgia | Published February 27, 2016
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General Procurement Notice GEORGIA SECONDARY ROAD ASSET MANAGEMENT PROJECT EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE Loan No. (To be identified upon effectiveness) Project ID No. P149953 The Georgia has applied for financing in the amount of US$ 40 million equivalent from the World  Bank  towards the cost of the Secondary Road Asset Management Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments for goods, works, relatedservices and consulting services to be procured under this project. This project will be jointly financed by the World Bank andGovernment of Georgia (Total Project Cost US$ 48 million). The project will include the followingcomponents: Component 1: Secondary Road Assets Improvement and Preservation: Improvement and Maintenance of SecondaryRoads in Guria under Output and Performance Based Road Contract (OPRC);Rehabilitation of SH43 - Tianeti -Akhmeta 29km through Design and Build Contract (OPRC);Rehabilitation of SH26 - Jinvali -Barisakho 16km - through Design and Build Contract (OPRC);Rehabilitation of SH119 - Tchrebalo -Nikortsminda 25km - through Design and Build Contract (OPRC);Rehabilitation of SH137 - Khidistavi -Ateni - Boshuri 10km - through Design and Build Contract (OPRC);Monitoring Consultant for Guria OPRC;Supervision of Rehabilitation of 4 roadsections under Design and Build Contract (OPRC); Component 2: Enhanced Secondary Road Assets Planning andManagement: Climate Resilience Measures ? Works;Technical Assistance for RAMS andImproved Assets Programming for Bridges;GeoRAP;Road Safety Education and AwarenessCampaign;Climate Resilience Feasibility Study(assessment, mapping and recommendations on measures);Detailed Design and Bidding Documents forClimate Resilience Measures; Procurement of contracts financed by the World Bankwill be conducted through the procedures as specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement underIBRD Loans and IDACredits (January 2011, Revised July2014), and is open to all eligible bidders as defined in the guidelines. Consulting services will be selected in accordance with the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers (January 2011, RevisedJuly 2014). Specific procurement notices for contracts to be bidunder the World Bank's international competitive bidding (ICB) procedures and for contracts for consultancy services will beannounced, as they become available, in UN Development Business and World BankExternal Website: www.worldbank.org and in at least one localnewspaper. Prequalification of suppliers and contractors willnot be required

GENIE Project - P152441

Georgia?s Innovation & Technology Agency (GITA) | Published August 5, 2016  -  Deadline August 22, 2016
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It Skills Needs Assessment And Program Design Consultant REQUESTFOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES ? SELECTION OF INDIVIDUALCONSULTANTS) GEORGIA NationalInnovation Ecosystem Project (GENIE) ? P152441 Loan# IBRD-8595-GE IT Skills Needs Assessment and ProgramDesign Consultant with International Experience Reference No. GENIE/CS/ICS-09 1. Background The Governmentof Georgia has secured support from the International Bank for Reconstructionand Development (IBRD) (hereinafter 'the Bank') for a National InnovationEcosystem (GENIE) Project in the amount of 40 million US dollars. The mainobjective of the project is to increase innovative activities of themicro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and individuals in Georgiaand their participation in the digital economy. The Project willenhance Georgia's national innovation ecosystem through an integratedapproach across three components, plus project implementation support. Component 1: InnovationInfrastructure. The component will: (a) develop a network of InnovationHubs and Innovation Centers in selected cities, towns and villages (b) designa Broadband-for-Development (BfD) program to increase use of broadbandinternet services and advanced information technology by eligible householdsand eligible MSMEs, with a focus on rural areas, inter alia, byproviding BfD Payments and related training. Component 2: InnovationServices. This component willdeliver services, many in coordination with the CICs and RIHs, tailored toProject beneficiaries at various stages/levels of the innovation ecosystem.The component will carry out outreach and communication activities,andprovide training and technical assistance in support of: (a) building theinnovation community, and organizing and carrying out innovationcompetitions; (b) carrying out periodic skills needs assessments offirms anddeveloping digital economy skills of individuals; and (c) developing theinnovation capacity of individuals and firms. Component 3: InnovationFinancing. This component supports the: (a) provision of matching grants,selection of eligible MSMEs for receipt of matching grants, and supervisionof matching grants; (b) provision of technical assistance to eligible MSMEsto prepare and implement sub-projects (with the matching grants); and (c)provision of technical assistance to stimulate alternative forms ofinnovation financing and investment in the digital economy. Georgia's Innovation & Technology Agency (GITA) under theMinistry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia (MoESD) is theGENIE Project implementing agency. GITA is responsible for all projectimplementation. It will coordinate the gathering and processing of theresults of monitoring, reporting, fiduciary functions, and safeguardprocedures in close cooperation with relevant institutions participating inthe project. GITA intends to hire qualified IT Skills Needs Assessment and ProgramDesign Consultant.  A centralelement of the services component will be the support to the development ofthe pool of skilled IT specialists, who would empower the Georgian ICTsector. According to World Bank report "Georgia New Economy SkillsDevelopment" (June, 2015), innovative and growing firms are complaining aboutskill shortages. The Georgian Government,namelyGeorgia's Innovation and Technology Agency (GITA) has defined skillsdevelopment as one of the most important direction of its activities, inorder to support development of a knowledge based and digital economy inGeorgia ("Innovative Georgia 2020", May, 2016). GITA has defined anoverallgoal of developing a talent pool of 40,000 ICT specialists in the economy by2020. The agency has implemented the first steps and organized 2 rounds of atraining the trainers (TOT) program in 9 specialties in ICT. As a result, theprogram prepared up to 130 trainers who will step by step develop programs toteach entry- and junior-level specialists all over Georgia.  GITA has also launched3 innovation labsand 7 Fabrication Laboratories across different Georgian state universitiesin order to create access to the applied level education for thestudents.  During the 2 years of itsactivities, GITA has organized a number of student competitions, trainings,workshops and different types of projects, to underline the importance of thecompetitive environment in the industry. Despite the number of theactivities held by the Georgian Government, and various existing trainingprograms in the private sector, the industry still needs more of internationallyexperienced, authorized training centers who will prepare highly skilled,internationally certified specialists, who would be ready to be competitiveon both, local and international markets. Considering the needsidentified by Georgia's Innovation and Technology Agency, the GENIEprojectseeks to procure the services of reputed, internationally experienced, andqualified training centers, which will train up to 3,000 specialists infields related to the ICT/digital economy sectors. The project includes theprocess of competitively selecting 2 training service provider firms, whichmay provide the training services in locations to be determined, over theproject period, which is up to early 2021. The objective of thisconsultancy is to (a) design an appropriate methodology for skills needsassessment in the IT and related digital economy sectors in Georgia, (b)conduct the first assessment, (c) design the program and terms of referencefor the requests for proposals (RFPs) to be used in the competitiveselectionof the training service providers, and (d) train the selected trainingservice providers to implement the skills needs assessment methodology in thefuture. Scope of Work of IT Skills Needs Assessment and Program DesignConsultant. The consultant shall: First, define a draft methodology for periodic skills needs assessments(to be undertaken at least twice a year). This methodology may be based onany existing globally recognized frameworks from other sectors or markets,and should refer to existing national standards, frameworks, andinstitutional arrangements as appropriate. This draft methodology shall beshared with GITA for comments and feedback. Second, engage to validate this draft methodology via interviewswith arange of employers of IT specialists (from the IT industry as well as otherkey IT-using sectors, e.g. banking, tourism, retail), as well as startups inGeorgia. Validation shall ensure that the methodology is applicableandimplementable in Georgia. Third, finalize the methodology based on GITA's inputs and validationby relevant stakeholders. This methodology shall be recorded in a reportalong with any relevant documentation for future reference. Fourth, undertake a skills needs assessment, implementing the methodologyas developed. The consultant shall provide the results of the assessment toGITA for initial review, along with any recommended changes to be made to themethodology based on this experience. Fifth, use the results of theskills needs assessment to define the skills development program and design the Terms ofReference for theRFPs for the training provision (to 3000 trainees), which wouldbe usedto select competitively the service providers for organizing training centersin locations to be decided by  GITAbased on the consultant's recommendations. The program design and the TORmust cover all the relevant details to define the RFP, including themechanisms of entry assessment, outcomes, quality assurance mechanisms,training timelines, standards to be followed, number of trainees,certification requirements, and all the other deliverables of the trainingprograms. The consultant shall provide all necessary recommendations on allrelevant aspects to ensure the success of the program. Sixth, provide training to the selected training service providers onthe implementation of the skills needs assessment methodology. The Estimated Duration of Contract is7 months. This assignment is scheduled to commence by September 2016. Georgia's Innovation &Technology Agency (GITA) now invites eligibleindividual consultants ("Consultants") to indicate their interestin providing the Services. Successful applicant is expected to havetheknowledge of socio-economic developments in Georgia. TheConsultant shall have the following qualifications and experience, which willbe evaluated with following criteria sub-divided by weights as follow: General Qualification: 30 ?  Master's degree inInformation andCommunication Technologies, public policy and administration, sociology orrelated field; ?  International experience in ICT, publicpolicy and administration, sociology or related field; ?  Experience of working with or consultingfor international organizations will be considered as an advantage. SpecificExperience: 60 ?    Previousexperience in professional and/or ICTtrainings industry (minimum 10 years); ?    Previous experience in conductinginterviews with senior/C-level executives of private firms is highlydesirable. Languageskills: 10 ?  Excellent oral andwritten Englishcommunication and presentation skills. Knowledge of Georgian Language will beconsidered as an advantage. Note: GITA reserves its right toverify submitted references and use obtained information for evaluationpurposes. Interested eligible candidatesmust provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform theServices and are invited to submit their CV (Curriculum Vitae) intoEnglish,including education background, employment records, description of similarassignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriateskills, previous remuneration, etc. Theattention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the WorldBank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultantsunder IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers, January 2011,revised July 2014 ("Consultant Guidelines"), settingforth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. A Consultantwill be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultant (IC) method setout in Section V of the Guidelines:Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits& Grants by World Bank Borrowers, January2011, revised July 2014. Furtherinformation can be obtained at the address below during office hours from10:00 a.m. to 17:00 p.m. at Georgia's Innovation & Technology Agency,Mobile number: +995 595900903, Mrs. Ia Iashvili, Procurement Specialist. Interestexpression with CV into English shall be submitted at the address providedbelow not later than 17:00 hours ofAugust 22, 2016. Georgia's Innovation & TechnologyAgency 7, Innovation str. 0114, TechPark,Okrokana, Tbilisi, Georgia Mob.: +995 595900903 E-mail To: genie@gita.gov.ge Please include the title of the announcedposition in the email subject line

GENIE Project - P152441

Georgias Innovation & Technology Agency | Published September 16, 2016  -  Deadline September 16, 2016
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Project Assistant REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES – SELECTION OFINDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT S) GEORGIA National Innovation Ecosystem Project(GENIE) – P152441 Loan # IBRD-8595-GE ProjectAssistant Referenc e No. GENIE/CS/ICS-10 The Government of Georgia hassecured support from the International Bank f or Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) (hereinafter ‘the Bank’) for aNational Innovation Ecosystem (GENIE) Project inthe amount of 40 million US dollars. The main objective of theproject is to increase innovative activities of themicro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and individuals in Georgiaand their participation in the digital economy. The Project will enhance Georgia’s national innovation ecosystemthrough an integrated approach across three compo nents, plus project implementationsupport. Component 1: Innovation Infrastructure. The componentwill: (a)develop a network of Regional Innovation Hubs (RIHs) and Innovation Centers (ICs) in selected ci ties, towns andvillages (b) design a Broadband-for-Development (BfD) program to increase use of broadband internet service s and advancedinformation technology by eligible households and eligible MSMEs, with a focus on rural areas, inter alia, b y providingBfD Payments and related training. Component 2: Innovation Services. This component will deliv erservices, many in coordination with the ICs and RIHs, tailored to Project beneficiaries at various stages/levels of the innovatio necosystem. The component will carry out outreach and communication activities, and provide training and technical assistance in support of: (a) building the innovation community, and organizing and carrying out innovation competitions; (b) carrying out periodicskills needs assessments of firms and developing digital economy skills of individuals; and (c) developing the innovation capacityof individuals and firms. Component 3: Innovation Financing. This component supports the: (a) provision off omatching grants, selection of eligible MSMEs for receipt of matching grants, and supervision of matching grants; (b) provisionof t chnical assistance to eligible MSMEs to prepare and implement sub-projects (with the matching grants); and (c) provision oftechnica l assistance to stimulate alternative forms of innovation financing and investment in the digital economy. G eorgia’s Innovation & Technology Agency (GITA) under the Ministry of Economy andSustainable Development of Georg ia (MoESD). GITA is responsible for all project implementation. It will coordinate the gatheringand processing of the results of mo nitoring, reporting, fiduciary functions, and safeguard procedures in close cooperation withrelevant institutions participating in the project. GITA intends to hire qualified ProjectAssistant. Project Assistant is responsible for suppor ting the overall activities of the GENIE Project, including theprocurement activities. When the procurement function has to be perf ormed, the procurement of all goods and works consultingservices and non-consulting services must to be implemented according to th e World Bank’s Procurement and ConsultantsGuidelines. Procurement for the project will be carried out according to the World Bank’s “Guidelines: Procurement ofGoods, Works, and Non-Consulting Services under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Gran ts, January 2011, Revised July 2014”the “Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans & IDACredits & Grants by World BankBorrowers, January 2011, revised July 2014 and the provisions stipulated in the Loan Agreement. Tasks and responsibilities of the Project Assistant.  The Project Assistant willhave the following scope of work: Assist the Project Coordinator and other team members in implementing the projecct r havelated activities in a timely manner;Assist the Procurement Specialist to perform a variety of procurementactivitie cluding: preparation of bidding documents, request for proposals, announcement, evaluation, contracting, contractsadministration an d control of their implementation;Assist the Financial Management Specialist in review andverification process of invo ices, acceptance certificates and other contract related documents; Maintain therecords of: goods received, theirquality and quantity, compliance with contract specifications and accounts for actualdeliveries;Maintain a proper fil ing system for all relevant documents in the Project and prepare needed reports anddocuments for the World Bank review missions;Perform other related duties required by the ProjectCoordinator. The Project Assistant will be engaged full-time for one-year. It may be extended upon successfulperformance and mutual agreement. This assignment is scheduled to commenc e by September 2016, with a three-month probation periodto evaluate the performance of the consultant. Georgia&rsq uo;s Innovation & Technology Agency (GITA)now invites eligible individual consultants ("Consultants") to ind icate their interest in providing the Services. It isimportant that the applicant has good knowledge of government and business ope rations in Georgia, procurement policies andprocedures. The Consultant shall have the following qualifications and e xperience, which will be evaluated withfollowing criteria sub-divided by weights as follow: General Qual ification: 30 A graduate degree (Bachelor’s degree, specialist academic degree, or specialistprofessional degree) in General Management, Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or related filed;Computer literacy in MS Office applications;Fluency in both spoken and written English and Georgian languages ismandatory; Specific Experience: 70 At least 2 years of work experiencce in the procurem mandatory;nt (preferred), finance or project administration in the projects financed by the World Bankor other IFIs/Donor O Note: GITA reserves its right to verify submitted references and useobtained information for e valuation purposes. Interested eligible candidates must provideinformation indicating that they a re qualified to perform the Services and are invited to submit their CV (Curriculum Vitae) intoEnglish, including education backgro und, employment records, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions,availability of appropriate skills, p revious remuneration, etc. The attention of interested Consultantsis drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World B ank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loansand IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank B orrowers, January 2011, revised July 2014 ("ConsultantGuidelines"), setting forth the World Bank'spolicy on conflict of interest. A Consultant willbe selected in accordance with the Individual Consultant(IC) method set out in Section V of the Guidelines: Selectionand Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credi ts & Grants by World Bank Borrowers, January2011, revised July 2014. Furtherinformation can be obtained at the address below during officehours from 10:00 a.m. to 17:00 p.m. at Georgia’s Innovation &a mp; Technology Agency, Mobile number: +995 595900903, Mrs. IaIashvili, Procurement Specialist. Interest ex pression with CV into English shall be submitted at theemail or address provided below not later than 17:00 hours of Sep tember 5,2016. Georgia’s Innovation & Technology Agency 7, Innovation str. 0114, TechPark, Okrokana, Tbilisi, Georgia Mob.: +995595900903 E-mail To: genie@gita.gov.ge Please include the titlee of the announced posit 595900903 on in the email subject line able>

Georgia Solid Waste Management Project - SPP ESAP and Solid Waste Management Plans

 | Published February 2, 2017  -  Deadline February 23, 2017
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Executing Agency (Client):

LEPL Municipal Development Fund of Georgia

The Client Contact Person:

Galaktion Buadze

Executive Director

LEPL Municipal Development Fund of Georgia

150 David Aghmashenebeli Avenue

0112 Tbilisi

Georgia

Email: procurement@mdf.org.ge

Phone: +995 32 2437001/02/03

Fax: +995 32 2437077

The EBRD Contact Person:

Georgia Vasiliadis

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

One Exchange Square

London EC2A 2JN

Tel: + 44 20 7338 7750

E-mail: vasiliag@ebrd.com

Project Description:

The Government of Georgia (the “Borrower”) has requested the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “EBRD” or the “Bank”) to provide technical assistance under the Georgia Solid Waste Management Equipment project (the “Project”). The Client of the Project is LEPL Municipal Development Fund (“MDF” or the “Client”) fully owned by the Government of Georgia.

The Project will finance the acquisition of a new fleet of approximately 144 solid waste collection vehicles, as well as 7209 solid waste containers. The equipment will be distributed among the 66 municipalities throughout the country (the “Municipalities”) and will enable the Municipalities to collect solid waste and deliver to the regional landfills.

Assignment Description:

Within the context of the Project, the Client is seeking to retain a consulting company (the “Consultant”) to support the implementation of the Stakeholder Participation Plan (“SPP”), the implementation of an Environmental and Social Action Plan (“ESAP”) as well as providing support to the Municipalities to prepare Municipal Waste Management Plans (the “Assignment”).

The objectives of the Assignment are to:

  • enhance 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 tariff scenario analysis.
  • provide expertise required to implement the ESAP, comply with EBRD Environmental and Social Performance Requirements and to keep EBRD updated on progress of ESAP implementation.
  • support the Municipalities to prepare Municipal Waste Management Plans, as required by the Ministry of Environment.

The selected Consultant is expected to provide the following services:

1. Stakeholder Participation Programme

The Consultant will help the Client develop and implement a Stakeholder Participation Programme in order to address the following:

  1. Raise customer awareness through education campaigns
  1. Identification of information needs
  2. Information campaign
  1. Facilitation of dialogue
  1. Encourage transparency in decision-making
  2. Sustainability of dialogue

2. Environmental and Social Action Plan

To cover the components of the ESAP, the Consultant will be asked to provide informational support to the Municipalities and waste collection operators in developing and implementing such actions

As part of the ESAP implementation monitoring component, the Consultant will make annual visits to municipalities, where the number of solid waste collection vehicles provided under the project comprises 50 per cent or more of the overall solid waste collection fleet of the municipality, and check the status of the ESAP implementation.

Finally, the Consultant will assist in the preparation of Annual Environmental and Social Reports (“AESR”),  that will be summarised by the Consultant in a summary AESR to include both the ESAP implementation status (section 2 of the AESR) and findings of the monitoring visits where applicable. The format of AESR shall be provided by the Bank.

3. Municipal Waste Management Plans

The Consultant will advise and support the Client in the development and establishment of a comprehensive waste management planning system for the country, as required by the newly adopted Waste Code (Chapter III). Specifically, this Waste Code prescribes the obligations of municipalities to prepare municipal waste management plans. Municipal Waste Management Plans for all municipalities covering a period of 5 years should be developed and approved by the Ministry of Environment before 31 December, 2017.

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

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 300,000 (exclusive of VAT).

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

Funding Source: It is anticipated that the contract will be financed by the Early Transition Countries TC Fund. Selection and contracting are subject to the availability of funding.

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.

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

  • the EBRD’s Performance Requirements as required by the EBRD’s 2014 Environment and Social Policy;
  • conducting environmental and social appraisals and monitoring activities on solid waste management projects;
  • providing environmental and social advisory services to the municipal solid waste sector.
  • 5 years’ experience of working in Georgia/Eastern Europe/Caucasus.

The Consultant is required to provide independent, impartial technical, cost, strategic, management, financial and advice, and as such will not be permitted to have a commercial interest in any other contracts or agreements for the Project.

It is expected that the Assignment will be led by an appropriately qualified project manager with experience in the solid waste sector and in implementing the key areas of this assignment, accompanied by both key and supporting experts. Local/regional experts are required.

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

Key Experts No 1: International Manager / Technical Expert with:

  • preferably 8 years’ or more experience in project management of complex assignments in organisations comparable to the Client and involving multiple stakeholders; and
  • preferably 8 years’ or more experience in the municipal solid waste sector in countries with comparable conditions similar to Georgia.

Key Experts No 2: Local Manager / Solid Waste Management Regulation and Enforcement Expert, with:

  • preferably 5 years’ or more experience in project management of complex assignments in organisations comparable to the Client and involving multiple stakeholders; and
  • preferably 5 years’ or more experience in the municipal solid waste sector

Key Experts No 3: Finance Experts with preferably 8 years’ or more experience in comparable assignments in the municipal solid waste sector in Eastern Europe or the Caucasus.   

Key Experts No 4: SPP and Communication Expert with preferably 5 years or more of previous professional experience in comparable assignments in the municipal solid waste sector.

Key Experts No 5: Environmental Expert and Social/Labour Expert with preferably 5 years’ or more experience in the successful implementation of comparable assignments and with demonstrated knowledge of the environmental and social standards of the EBRD or other comparable institutions.

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 20 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 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:

  1. Firm’s experience of carrying out similar assignments in municipal solid waste projects (40%)
  2. Firm’s experience in Georgia or the Caucasus (20%)
  3. Firm’s awareness of EBRD Environmental and Social Policies and Performance Requirements (10%)
  4. CVs of Key Experts (30%)

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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