This Invitation for Expressions of Interest follows the General Procurement Notice for this project which was published on the EBRD website, Project Procurement Notices (http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/project.shtml) on 20.01.2015.
The Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Tajikistan, hereinafter referred to as “the Client”, intends using part of the proceeds of a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, hereinafter referred to as “the Bank”, towards the cost of the project to rehabilitate and upgrade the 62 km section of M41 Highway Dushanbe - Uzbekistan border where the services of the individual consultants to the Client are required. The project is subject to the EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules.
The Client now invites expressions of interest from suitably qualified individuals who are interested in providing assistance to the client to facilitate the timely and effective implementation of the Project by providing the Employer with the translation services.
The main task is to assist the PIU in the implementation of the above project by providing high-quality translation and interpretation.
The Translator should be able to demonstrate the following qualifications / skills:
The assignment is expected to start immediately after selection of a Consultant and respective consultancy contract signature (which is expected by end of May 2016) with estimated total duration of 36 (thirty six) months.
Eligibility: Procurement will be open for all the consultants except those restricted in the EBRD’s list of ineligible entities. The proceeds of the loan shall not be used for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities or for any import of goods, if such payment or import is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations and the Client’s Country prohibitions.
Procurement of the consultancy services will be conducted in accordance with the EBRD’s Procurement Policies and Rules. The consultants will be selected following the shortlisting procedures. The selection will normally be made from responses to this notification only. Consultants will NOT be asked to submit a proposal. The highest-ranked Consultant will be selected from a shortlist and be invited to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding.
If the Consultant has been found by a judicial process or other official enquiry to have engaged in corrupt or fraudulent practices, details of the basis for the outcome of such process or enquiry shall be provided with the expression of interest.
The Client reserves the right not to shortlist consulting firms that have been found to have engaged in corrupt or fraudulent practices regardless of the results of technical evaluation of the expressions of interest.
In order to determine the qualifications and competence of the consults seeking to be shortlisted, the information submitted should include the following:
The above information should not exceed 10 pages. The complete expression of interest, original in English, 1 copy in English and 1 copy in Russian and one electronic copy in PDF format, should be submitted to the address specified below in an envelope marked "Expression of Interest for the Translator for Dushanbe - Uzbekistan Border Road Improvement Project ", and shall be delivered to the client not later than May 20, 2015, 11 am (Dushanbe time).
Failure to provide the completed Consultant Declaration Form and Contact Sheet may result in disqualification of the applicant from the selection process. Expressions of interest received after this time and date shall not be considered and will be returned unopened.
The shortlist selection criteria are:
Further information may be obtained from:
Mr. Nurali Arabzoda, Acting Executive Director
Project Implementation Unit for Roads Rehabilitation
14 Ayni Street, Dushanbe, Tajikistan, 734046
Telephone: +992 (37) 222-2073