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AF: Irrigation Restoration &Development - P122235

Ministry of Energy and Water | Published February 4, 2015  -  Deadline March 21, 2015
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Khwabgah Irrigation Scheme ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF AFGHANISTAN MINISTRY OF Energy & Water Project CoordinationUnit Invitation for Bids COUNTRY                                       :AFGHANISTAN NAME OFPROJECT                    : Irrigation Restoration and Development (IRDP) LoanNo./Credit No./Grant No          :Grant H-681-AF Contract Title                                    : Khwabgah irrigationscheme Reference No.                                      : Q-513 Date: 31- Jan 2015 1. The Islamic republic of Afghanistan has received a grant from the International Development Association financing fromthe World Bank towards the cost of Irrigation Restoration and Development Project (IRDP), and intends to applypart of the proceedsof this Garand to payment under the contract forrehabilitation/construction of Khwabgah irrigation scheme. 2. TheProject Coordination Unit (PCU), Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW) of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan now invites sealed bids fromeligible bidders for rehabilitation/construction of Khwabgah irrigationscheme. The Works consist of: Lot - 1: Side Intake. Lot ?2:Construction of the canal and associated structures from Chainage 0+000 to 12+500. Lot ?3:Construction of the canal and associated structures from Chainage 12+500 to 28+650). Thebidders, at their option, may bid for one or more lots. Each lot will be evaluated separately and the contracts will be awardedaccordingly.The Sites are located at NimrozProvince/Charborjak  District, The Completion Period for each lot and/or anycombination of lots is 1,080 days including 225 days as slack period for flood/winter season and resolvingcommunity needs/disputes etc. 3. Bidding will be conducted through the International Competitive Bidding procedures as specified in the World Bank'sGuidelines: Procurement of Goods, Worksand Non-Consulting Services under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grantsby World Bank Borrowersdated January,2011 and is open to all eligible bidders, source countries as definedin 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 further information from Nasir Ahadi (email:Ahadi.Nasir@eirp-afg.orgMobile No:  +93(0)700 686110), Procurement Officer, Project Coordination Unit,Main office and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given belowfrom 8:00 to 16:30 Hrs from Saturday to Wednesday 5. A completeset of Bidding Documents in English may be purchased by interested bidders on the submission of a written Application to theaddress below and upon payment of anon refundable fee of USD 100. Themethod of payment will be Cash/Direct Payment. The Bidding Documents shallbe collected by the bidders from the address below. The document to the international bidders may be sent either through DHLorelectronically on their request. 6. Bids must be delivered to the address below before10:00 hours dated 21-March,2015Electronic bidding will not be permitted.Latebids will be rejected. Bids will be publicly opened in the presence of the bidders' designated representatives and anyone whochoose to attend at the address below on 10:00 hours dated21 March,2015 7. Thebidders or their authorized representatives are invited to attend a pre-bid meeting which will take place on 28 Feb, 2015 at10:00Hrs in the PCU Meeting room  at the address given belowtoexplain theprocedure of proper preparation and submission of bid, clarify issues and to answer questions on any matter that may be raised atthat stage. 8. All bids must beaccompanied by a Bid Security for the amounts as under: Lot-1:  USD 33,000 Lot-2:  USD 47,000 Lot-3:  USD 46,000 9.The address(es) referred to aboveis(are): Eng. Ghulam MohmmadArifi, Acting Director , ProjectCoordination Unit (PCU) Street Address: Ministryof Energy and Water, DarulAman Road, Kabul - Afghanistan City: Kabul Country: Afghanistan Mobile : 0093 (0) 799346011 Electronic mail address:ghulam@eirp-afg.org; Attention: Nasir Ahmad Ahadi ProcurementOfficer Email: ahadi.nasir@eirp-afg.org, Mobile: 0093700686110

AF: ARTF - Power System Development - P111943

Project Management Advisor | Published November 10, 2014  -  Deadline November 19, 2014
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Afghanistanpower Systems Development Projectconsulting Services ? REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OFINTEREST (REOI) REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTANT SERVICES) Afghanistan Power Systems Development Project CONSULTING SERVICES TF No.093513 Project ID No.111943 Contract Ref: MEW/07-93/QCBS The government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has received financing from the World Bank toward thecost of the Power Systems Development Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consultantservices. The Consultant willbe required to assume the role of Project Manager on behalf of MEW as defined in the World Bank standard contract for the supplyand installation of plant and equipment for three active and one prospective contracts financed by the World Bank valued at betweenUS $5 million and $21 million and an aggregate value of US$60million.  The contractsare at various stages of their cycle from pre-bidding through to completion. The Consultant willalso provide more general management services for the Project.  These willinclude: ·         Preparation and managementof work plans for each contract and aggregating them into Project level work plans with inputsfrom Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW) and obtaining necessary approvals; ·         Establishing and monitoring Letters of Credit for contracts, completing the required official forms including supportdocumentation for invoice processing; ·         Progress monitoring and troubleshooting where necessary on all aspects of project management including environmental andsocial safeguards compliance and reporting to the World Bank on behalf of MEW; ·         Preparation and followingprocedures for Operational Acceptance, joint inspection and handover of all assets from MEW toDABS, the power utility; ·         Procurement, contract and financial management and reporting following procedures agreed between the Government ofAfghanistan and the World Bank. Consultant firms musthave the following qualifications: ·         Provision ofProject Management services for donor-financed infrastructure projects in thecurrent year and each of the two calendar years immediately preceding the closing date of this Request for Expressions ofInterest; ·         Currently active in Afghanistan, managing at least one substantial ($>10 million totalfinancing) donor financed project; ·         Demonstratedcapacity to manage at least four supply and installation type contracts of not lessthan $5 million each in value and with an aggregate value of not less than $30 million; ·         Demonstrated capacity to take over the contracts currently under implementation within two weeks of award ofcontract. Key consultant staff will include a full time Team Leader, Project Manager and Financial Manager.  Additional effort is required of about 21months of international staff time includingsecurity management.  About 90 months of local staff time is expectedto be neededincluding36 staff months of site engineering, 30 staff months of financial management, 10 staff months of environment and socialmonitoring, and 14 staff months of coordination, administration andsecurity effort. The contract is expected to start no later than July 2015and run through to September2016, although an extension of servicesand time may be required. The Ministry of Energy and Water now invites eligible consultants to indicate their interest inproviding the services.  Interested consultants must provide information indicatingthat they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions,availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.). Consultants may associate by Joint Ventureor subcontracting with any other eligible national or international consultant firm to improve their qualifications. A consultant will be selected in accordance with procedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants byWorld BankBorrowers (currentedition). Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours i.e.9:00 to 16:00 hour's local time (Saturdays throughWednesdays). Expression of interest must be delivered to the address below by 10:00 hours Kabul Local time, on 19th November 2014.  They must be submitted on behalf of the Headquarters of the Consultant firm, and not its Kabulrepresentative.  They should not exceed 20 pages of 12 point type on A4 sized paper,including all annexes and attachments. Address: Attention:  Mr. Hizbullah Stanikzai (ProjectManagement Advisor) Procurement Directorate Ministry of Energy and Water Building, Darulaman Road Sanatorium, Kabul, Afghanistan Mobile No.: 0093(0)777238320 Email:  h_stanik@yahoo.com    and   hizbstanik@gmail.com

Maintenance of an energy source consisting of diesel generators, transformers, stabilizers with ancillary facilities for the Delegation of the European Union in Afghanistan

Den Europæiske Unions delegation i Afghanistan | Published November 22, 2014  -  Deadline November 30, 2014
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Maintenance d'une source d'énergie consistant en des générateurs diesel, transformateur, stabilisateurs avec installations auxiliaires pour la Délégation de l'Union européenne en Afghanistan

AF: Irrigation Restoration &Development - P122235

Ministry of Energy & Water | Published January 10, 2016  -  Deadline February 29, 2016
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Supply & Installation Of Bank Operated Cableways At 30 Gauging Stations Section I. Invitation for Bids Country : AFGHANISTAN Project : Irrigation Restoration and Development Project(IRDP) Description of Goods / Works : Supply & Installation of Bank Operated Cableways at 30 Gauging Stations Credit No. : Grant H-681-AF IFB No : MEW/IRDP/HQ/IFB/G-211                    Date :- 6 - January - 2016 1.         This invitation for bidsfollows the general procurement notice for this project that appeared in Development Business on 11th January,2011. 2.         TheIslamic Republic of Afghanistan has received a grant from the International Development Association toward the cost of Irrigationrestoration and Development  Project (IRDP), andit intends to apply part of the proceeds of this grant to payments under the contract for Supply & Installation of Bank Operated Cableways at 30 Gauging Stations and Winch-cum-Guard Rooms 3.         TheProject Coordination Unit (PCU), Ministryof Energy & Water (MEW) of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan now invites sealed bidsfrom the eligible bidders Supply & Installation of Bank Operated Cablewaysat 30 GaugingStations and Winch-cum-Guard/Winch Rooms in Afghanistan. The contractperiod for Supply, Installation & Commissioning of the Network is 24 months including 6 months as slack period. 4.         Bidding will be conductedthrough the International Competitive Bidding procedures specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits(dated January 2011) and isopen to all biddersfrom eligible source countries as defined in the guidelines. 5.         Interested eligible bidders may obtain furtherinformation from PCU, MEW and inspect the bidding documents at the address given below from 0900 hrs AFT to 1400 hrs AFT. Acomplete set of bidding documents in English may be obtained by interested bidders free of charge on the submission of anapplication to the address below. Or, the electronic copy of the bidding document (in pdf version) may also be obtained by arequest email to the address given below. 6.  Qualificationrequirements for bidders, including members of joint ventures, subcontractors or vendors are as under: (a)   Financial Capability The Bidder shall furnish documentary evidence that it meets the following requirement(s): §  The Minimum required annual turnover in respect of construction of works and supply of goods for thesuccessful bidder in any of the last five (5) years shall be ofUS$ 2.5 million. Inthe case of joint Ventures, the cumulativeturn  over of the membersof joint venture will beconsidered, but each member of joint venture must at least meet 25% of thisrequirement. §  Liquid Assets atleast equal to US$ 0.6 million. (b)   Experience and TechnicalCapacity The Biddershall furnish documentary evidence to demonstrate that he has successfully supplied, installed and commissioned same or similar size and nature of equipment's suchas erection ofsteel structures with concrete foundation (e.g. steel bridges, gantry, large industrial steel structures etc.) against at least one(01) contract, during last ten years. In the case of joint Venture, any onemembers of the JV, individually or as a member of a joint Venture can meet this requirement. The list of supplied & installed equipment'sshall include: -Name andaddress of Purchaser with email address/phone No -Contract no anddate. -Equipment's/items ordered/supplied &installed with their respective quantities. -Scheduledcompletion date and actual completion date. -Details ofComplaint, if any, received from the purchaser about the performance of the Equipment's/items. All Bids must be accompaniedby a bid security equal to USD35,000 (USD Thirty five  thousand) offered in theform provided in the bidding document, valid for 28 days beyond the validity of the bid. Bids must be delivered to the address below at or before 10:00 hrs AFT on Date:      29 Feb,2016. 8.       Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders' representatives who choose toattend at the address below immediately there after at 10:00 hrs AFT on 9.      29 Feb,2016. Address Director, Project CoordinationUnit (PCU), IRDP Ministry of Energy & Water, Darul Aman Road, Kabul  Afghanistan. Email :- mhamidi@eirp-afg.org/Ahadi.nasir@eirp-afg.org /

DABS Planning And Capacity Support - P131228

Da Afghanistan BreshnaSherkat (DABS) | Published January 5, 2015  -  Deadline January 18, 2015
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Consultant Services For Monitoring , Supervision Of Unit #1 Rehabilitation, Overhaul Maintenance, And Provision Ofspare Parts Naghlu Hydropower Rehabilitation Project (NHRP) REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OFINTEREST for Consultant services for Monitoring ,Supervision of Unit #1 rehabilitation, Overhaul Maintenance, and Provision of Spare Parts Project ID No: P131228 DABS Reference No:DABS-94-WB-ICB-008 Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS),the national electricity utility is  responsiblefor management and operation of the electricity system within Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.  Until 2009, DABS was a department of the Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW).DABS' corporatization has been accompanied by a strong program of commercialization supported by the World Bank and more recentlyby USAID. DABS is responsible for the installed domestic generation capacity, including about 230MW ofhydropower. Since 2006 the World Bank has beenfinancing the rehabilitation of the electrical and electromechanical parts of Naghluhydropower plant which was built with SovietAssistance during the 1960s. The current project under which this financing is taking place closed in March 2013 Among others, twoprimary problems have emerged:  sediment has builtup on the face of the dam and blocked the bottom outlet; and there is no auxiliary power source, leaving only manual opening andclosing of the spillway gates or inlet valves in the event that the plant is not generating.  Overall, under the status quo, without additional Bank financing, there is agrave risk to Naghlu not being able to continue to generate and also a significantsafety risk. The Naghlu Hydropower RehabilitationProject aimsat continuing the rehabilitation work of Naghlu Hydropower Plant. Theproject will be fully implemented by DABS. Ofcritical importance is the need to carry out the electromechanical works to restor Unit 1 andto perform the regulaur overhaul ofother units. This supervision consultancy, among others, will aiat managing the activities related to the rehabilitation  of Unit 1 ,overhaul of Unit 3 and procurement ofnecessary spare parts for at least five years to support regular maintenence. Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) requests Expressionsof Interest from QualifiedMonitoring and Supervision firms for providing the services related: preparing relevant biddingdocuments, supporting DABS in the procurement process and evaluation of proposals, monitoring, and supervision activities of thesaid activities to achive recommissioning and restoration of the plant capacity. DABS invites eligible firms to indicate their interest inproviding above mentioned  services.  Interested firms must provide information indicatingthat they are qualified and capable of doing the same services by providing brochures, description of similar assignments,experience in similar works, availability of appropriate skills among staff, experience of working in similar conditions, and otherrelevant information.  Firms may associate toenhance their qualifications. Following an assessment of the Expression ofInterest submittals, DABS will choose and provide a Request for Proposals package to be used in the actual selection process.  The firm will be selected in accordance with aSelection based on Consultants Qualification  (CQS) process as per GIRoA procurement regulations withsupport from World Bank. Expressions of interest should be no more than ten (20)pages in length and must be delivered to the address below at or before 10:00 Hrs (local time) on 18th Jan, 2015. Mr. Ahmad Shah Sahil, Chief Financilal Officer, Da Afghanistan BreshnaSherkat (DABS), H.Q, Chaman Houzouri, Kabul, Afghanistan Contact Persons: ShafiqullahHanif, DirectorProcurement Telephone:0752002063 Email:   tenders.dabs@dabs.af and shafiqullah.hanif@dabs.af Website:www.dabs.af

Afghanistan Power System Dev Project AF - P152975

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat | Published September 14, 2015  -  Deadline September 23, 2015
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Terms Of Reference (tor) For Individual Consultant(civil Engineer) IslamicRepublic Of Afghanistan Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) REQUESTFOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST Afghanistan Power System Development Project Additional Financing TERMS OF REFERENCE (TOR) for Individual Consultant (Civil Engineer) COUNTRY: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan NAME OF PROJECT: Afghanistan Power System Development Project AdditionalFinancing CONSULTING SERVICES: Individual Consultant Reference No: VA-DABS-HQs/94-074 Project ID No.:P152975 Duty Station:    Kabul, Afghanistan with travel to project site ifnecessary Supervisor:      DABS Director General Number ofJobs:1 Salary: As per company salary Job Type:    Full Time Nationality:   Any Nationality Advertising Date:   14 Sep, 2015 Closing Date: 23 Sep,2015 Email:Wali.oria@dabs.af or hr@dabs.af Project background: Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Afghanistan Power SystemsDevelopment Project (APSDP) and intends to apply part ofthe proceeds for consultant services. The development objectivesof the (APSDP) Project are to increase the number of electricity connections for the urban centers of Charikar, Gulbahar andJabul-es-Seraj and Pul-e-Khumri and to improve the availability of power from Naghlu and Mahipar switchyards. This was to beachieved through (i) provision of grid connectivity to Charikar, Gulbahar, Jabul-Seraj, consumers, which were receiving powersupply for a few hours a day through off-grid diesel/hydro generators; (ii) rehabilitation of the transmission switchyardsassociated with the largest two hydro power plants in Afghanistan- Naghlu and Mahipar (iii) augmentation of Pul-e-Khumri medium andlow voltage distribution network to cover more areas. The priority areas in each town were agreed with Da Afghanistan BreshnaSherkat (DABS) and Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW). The project has the following main components: A.    Rehabilitation of Charikar, Gulbahar & Jabul-e-Seraj (contract MEW/S-504) andPul-e-Khumri Distribution Systems (contract MEW/S-506): Installation of both of the twocontracts has been largely completed. The Project Management Firm (PMF) supported MEW with processing contract closing and systemtransfer to DABS. The PMF contract closed on June 30, 2015 and the installed networks were transferred to DABS. DABS now isresponsible for the procurement and installation of the service drops and meter boxes to connect the distribution networks tohouseholds. The Additional Financing will be used tofund the goods only, and the installation will be conducted by DABS with itsown facilities and at its own cost. B.     Rehabilitation of Naghlu and Mahipar 110kV Substations (contractMEW/S-505): Rehabilitation of these two substations is covered under one supply andinstallation contract. The installation was planned to be done in sequence instead of simultaneously. At Mahipar, the constructioninstallation testing and commissioning work have been completed.  Formal handing overto DABS and operator's training have been completed. At Naghlu, rehabilitation works can only start in the dry season and isexpected to take 6-8 months for completion. However, due to the seasonality of hydropower at Naghlu, there is a risk that workscould be pushed into 2016. This contract (MEW/S- 505) is handed over to DABS throughcontract amendment. DABS now needs to select a consulting firm to support the technical monitoring of the implementation of therest of the contract whichmay last till the end of 2015 or early 2016. But to fill the time gapbetween completion of current PMFand the hiring of a new firm, DABS is recruiting two individual consultants as Supervisor Electrical Engineer and Supervisor CivilEngineer to supervise the activities and tasks of contractors. The Additional Financing will be used to cover the incremental costof this contract and the cost of the technical monitoring consultants. The Contract for Rehabilitation of Naghlu and Mahipur110kV Substations covers survey, design,supply and erection including but not limited to the following: a)       Naghlu Substation i.            Five 110kV LineBays (Three Replaced and Two New) ii.            Two 110kV Transformer Bays iii.            Two 110kV Metering Bays iv.           One 110kV Bus-Coupler Bay v.            One Complete, Portable  TrailerMounted 110kV Line Bay

DABS Planning And Capacity Support - P131228

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) | Published November 24, 2015  -  Deadline December 15, 2015
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Consulting Services For Designing Of Dabs Training Center REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Client:                Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat(DABS) Country:            Afghanistan Project:               DABS Planning and Capacity Support Project (DPCSP) Project ID No.:  P131228 IDA Grant No.: TF 054718 [Afghanistan Reconstruction TrustFund] Assignment:         Consulting Services for Designing of DABS Training Center Reference No. :   DABSPCSP-22-SCC-CF-2A TheDABS, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (the "Recipient") has been allocated grant funds (Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust FundGrant: TF 054718), (the "Grant") from the International Development Association, World Bank (the "Bank") towards the cost of DABSPlanning and Capacity Support Project (DPCSP), executed by Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) (the "Client"), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for the consulting services. The consulting services ("the Services") include design, drawing andpreparation of bidding documents for all necessary works for a centralized training facility for DABS of approximate area of about 17000m2 in Kabul. The new building should be safe, reliable, cost effective, energy saving (aiming zeroenergy loss), well ventilated with adequate light, environment friendly, seismic resistant, differently-able peoplefriendly,well-equipped with safety equipment, parking, plumbing, drainage, boundary wall and communication facilities. The TrainingFacility would have the following infrastructure: ·         A centrally air conditioned 150 seat capacity Auditorium with latest Audio/ VideoSystem. ·         A Conference Hall (50 seats) for holding seminars, workshops and conferences. ·         3 Lecture Halls (60 seats, 40 seats and 20seats) for holding regular class roomsessions. ·         Administrative Office. ·         Hostels: Well-furnished Executive Hostel and Trainee Hostel with lodgingand boarding facilities to accommodate about 40 trainees. Separate Girl's hostel with a capacity of 10inmates for female traineesto be also provided. ·         Library: A library is intended to be set up as a part of theTraining Facility with a large collection of books and videos onModern Power Station Technology, various branches of Engineering, ComputerSciences, Industrial Relations, Management, PowerReforms, Regulatoryissues, etc. The library would subscribe to a number of Afghan and foreign technical journals andperiodicals. ·         Laboratories, Workshops and Models including computerlabs: An essential part of the training is to provide practical on-the-job training to the O&M personnel on theoperations and maintenance of the equipment. Thus, the Training center willhave well equipped laboratories and workshops with wideranging facilities for imparting training to Technicians, Operators and Engineers on various aspects of power generation,transmission and distribution. The labs/workshops would include: (i) Maintenance workshops for Valves, Bearings, Shaft alignment,Pumps, Motors etc. (ii) Electrical Labs. with facilities for testing of relays, electrical equipment, insulating oils etc. alongwith repairs., (iii) Control and Instrumentation Lab. with facilities for testing, collaboration and repairs of different types ofprocess control instruments. (iv) Live working models of someof the important mechanical and electrical equipment such as pumps,valves, transformers, circuit breakers would be installed in the Labs/Workshops. ·         Sports Facilities: Outdoor sports andgamesfacilities such as Volleyball, Basketball and table tennis will be developed and students/trainees would be encouraged toavail these facilities. The Services are expected to be carried out over a period of 5 (Five)months commencing from March 2016. The draftTerms of Reference (TOR) may be obtained through email from Mr. Wali Oria (email: wali.oria@dabs.af), Project Director or Mr. Safi Rahamatullah (email: rahmatullah.safi@dabs.af), ProjectManager. Further information can be obtained at the address given on next page during office hours [08:00 to 16:00 hours]. The Da AfghanistanBreshna Sherkat (DABS) now invites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") toindicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they havethe required qualificationsand relevant experience to perform the Services. The short listingcriteria are: The firms should have been in the business for the last 5years.The firms shall be financially sound with an annual averageturnover of more than US$100,000during last three yearsThe firms should have at least 3 similar contracts experience inplanning and design and with the value of more than US$60,000 each.Availability of skillsamong staff (Design, technical evaluation,and certification staff working within the firm). The attention of interested Consultants isdrawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment ofConsultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers, January 2011 (Revised July 2014) ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict ofinterest. The Guidelines are available at   www.worldbank.org/procure. This will be a Lump Sum contract and theconsultant will be selected in accordance with the SelectionBased on the Consultants' Qualifications (CQS) procedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines:Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers, January2011. Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub consultancy to enhancetheir qualifications. Expressions of interest should beno more than twenty (20) pages inlength and must be delivered in a written form either personally or through any track able courier service on orbefore 15 December, 2015 in a sealed envelope. Please mark theenvelop with the superscription "Expression of Interest for Consultancy Services for Designing of DABS TrainingCenter" and send to the following address: Mr. Yousuf Anwary Director ? Procurement (Acting) O/o CFO, 1stFloor Da Afghanistan BreshnaSherkat (DABS), H.Q, Chaman-e-Houzouri, Kabul,Afghanistan Telephone: 0752002063 Email:   tenders.dabs@dabs.af and shafiqullah.hanif@dabs.af Note: DABS will not be held responsible for late receipt or non-receipt of any documents sent through Courier or byany other means.

Naghlu Hydropower Rehabilitation Project - P132944

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) | Published October 8, 2015  -  Deadline October 24, 2015
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Terms Of Reference For National Procurement Specialist Islamic Republic Of Afghanistan Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST Naghlu Hydro Power Rehabilitation Project (NHRP) Terms of Reference for National Procurement specialist COUNTRY: IslamicRepublic of Afghanistan NAME OF PROJECT: Naghlu Hydro PowerRehabilitation Project (NHRP) CONSULTINGSERVICES: Individual Consultant Reference No: VA -DABS-HQs/94-023 Project ID No.:P132944 IDA Grant No.: TF014861 Duty Station:    Kabul,Afghanistan with travel to projectsite if necessary Supervisor:     DABS Director General Duration: Short term Number of Jobs: 1 Salary: Depending on Qualification andExperience Job Type: Full Time Nationality: Afghan Advertising Date: October 08, 2015 Closing Date:   October 24,2015 Submission Email:  hr@dabs.af , wali.oria@dabs.af The Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat  (DABS), Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has receivedfinancing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Naghlu hydro power rehabilitation project(NHRP), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. The Services include for hiring of International Individual Advisor/Consultant to DABS for achieving the goals andobjective. TOR for National Procurement Specialist ? NHRP Projectin DABS , Kabul, Afghanistan Introduction and Objective "DABS will hire aNational  Procurement Specialist to support the work of the Naghlu Hydropower WorkingGroup established by DABS. This NHRP project is funded by World Bank. A.   The following tasks to be undertaken by the  National Procurement Specialist: 1.      To work along with the Procurement Advisor and with the DABS Procurement Team,NHRP team and other international Specialists. 2.      Identify the most appropriate procurementapproach and packaging of theassignments. 3.      Preparation REOI/ RFP/SBD documents of commercial aspects. Coordinate withTechnical department to have the Technical specifications documents, Employers Requirements etc and to compile   for the  Bidding documents using theWorld Bank's standard bidding documents for submission to WB for Review and NOL 4.      The Procurement Specialist shall provide overall procurement guidance and supportduring the bidding/selection process using the World Bank\'s standard Procurement Guidelines 5.      Follow up with the respective departmentsof DABS on processes to ensurecompliance with World Bank procurementrequirements within DABS\'s operational procurementframework. 6.      Consult with NHRP team and NHRP Head in all aspects of the procurement system,bidding documents and procurement plan review and revision. 7.      Co-ordinate with Evaluation Committee members  for completing the  TEC & FEC reports for approval of DABS management 8.     Corresponded with theBidders for clarifications on the Procurement related activities 9.      Procurement Specialist shall prepare the Final Bid evaluation report in the format of WB, and submission to DABS Procurementteam for review and seeking approval from DABS management. 10.  Preparation of Notification of Award, draft Contract Agreement as per the WB templates and submissionto NHRP for obtaining NOL from WB. 11.  Preparing  the letters and Mail  forWB for obtaining NOL, 12.  Regular Follow ups and review meetings with DABS procurement departments on the progress of theprocurement. 13.  Update the client and NHRP Head-PIU regularly concerning theprogress. 14.  Preparing Weekly progressreports and submission to DABS management. 15.  Representing DABS to consult closely with the World Bank's procurementteam. B.     Logistical Arrangements and Contracting 1.    The contract will be a time-based payment contractand include a period of 210working days. 2.    It is expected that signing of the contract will be finalized by October 2015 andthe selected candidate will be required to start assignment immediately. 3.    The Specialist's remuneration is based on (i) agreed upon unit rates multipliedby the actual time spent by the staff inexecuting the assignment, and (ii) reimbursable expenses using actualexpenses and/ oragreed unit prices. 4.    DABS official will supervise the consultant works,who will be involved in thedaily execution of the assignment. 5.    The Specialist would be required to spend about 100 percent of his or her time inAfghanistan. 6.    DABS will arrange secure transport for the consultant to and from the residenceand for any field trips/meetings. 7.    The assignment will terminate upon the issue of the DABS project completion, butmay be extended if necessary. C.   Qualification andExperience: 1.    The incumbent must have minimum Bachelors Degreefrom a recognized university.andhaving Degree in engineering is added advantage. 2.    Minimum of 5years' of direct procurement experience in Public Procurement  out of which at least 3 years working experience of direct  procurement WB funded projects. 3.    Preference will be given to Person who has previous experience in Energy / PowerUtility Procurement will be added advantage. 4.    Native of Afghanistan. 5.    Working Experience with other the Donor Funded Projects in Afghanistan will beadded advantage. Submission Guideline Please send your applicationsincluding CV and cover letter to below addresses. Only applicants whose qualifications meet the post criteria will becontacted. No scanned copy of testimonials/degree diplomas are required. WaliOria Projects Director Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), H.Q, Chaman-e-Houzouri, Kabul, Afghanistan Telephone: +93 729 002628 Email:   wali.oria@dabs.af , hr@dabs.af

Naghlu Hydropower Rehabilitation Project - P132944

DA AFGHANISTAN BRESHNA SHERKAT | Published June 11, 2015  -  Deadline June 22, 2015
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Terms Of Reference For Procurement Individual Advisor Islamic Republic Of Afghanistan Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST Naghlu Hydro Power Rehabilitation Project (NHRP) Terms of Reference for Procurement Individual Advisor COUNTRY: IslamicRepublic of Afghanistan NAME OF PROJECT: Naghlu Hydro PowerRehabilitation Project (NHRP) CONSULTINGSERVICES: Individual Consultant Reference No: VA-DABS-HQs/94-022 Project ID No.:P132944 IDA Grant No.: TF014861 Duty Station:   Kabul, Afghanistan with travel to project site if necessary Supervisor:      DABS Director General Duration: Short term Number of Jobs: 1 Salary: Depending on Qualification and Experience Job Type: Full Time Nationality: Any Nationality Advertising Date: June 7, 2015 Closing Date:  June 22, 2015 Submission Email:  hr@dabs.af , wali.oria@dabs.af The Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat  (DABS),Islamic Republic of Afghanistanhasreceived financing from the World Bank towardthe cost of the Naghlu hydro powerrehabilitation project(NHRP), and intends toapply part of the proceeds for consulting services. The Services include for hiring of International IndividualAdvisor/Consultant to DABS for achieving the goals andobjective. TOR forInternational Procurement Specialist ? NHRP Project in DABS , Kabul, Afghanistan Introduction andObjective "DABS will hire anindividual International Procurement Advisor to support the work of the Naghlu Hydropower Working Group established by DABS. ThisNHRP project is funded by World Bank. The Advisor will be required to help members of the working group on the commercial aspectsof the procurement to be undertaken under the project, andon the requirements of the World Bank's procurement guidelines. TheProcurement Advisor will consult with Head- PIU- NHRP in all aspects ofthe procurement system, bidding documents and procurementplan reviewand revision, update the client and Head ?PIU ? NHRP and DABS  regularly concerning progress; and support DABS in its consultations with the World Bank'sprocurement team. The Advisor will be expected to work in Afghanistan for at least 75 percent of the assignment, based in the DABSoffices in Kabul with travel to the project site and around Kabul to meet government departments and agencies and to liaise withdonors. The following tasks to beundertaken by the International Procurement Advisor: "Task 1: The Procurement Advisor shallundertake the following tasks: ? Preparation of the Procurement Plan. Along with theHead-PIU NHRP, jointly with the Naghlu Hydropower Working Group and otherinternational advisors, identify the major procurement packages for the project. ?Identify the most appropriate procurement approach and packaging of the assignments. ? Prepare a detailed procurement plan and schedule for each of the activities using the World Bank sponsored SEPAprocurement planning software being piloted in DABS. ? The procurement planshould cover the preparation phase and the first 18 months of project implementation and should be revised at on monthlyintervals. Task 2: Preparation and execution of commercial aspects of RFPs and BiddingDocuments. A number of packages to be procured under Naghlu HydropowerRehabilitation,require advanced actions during the preparation phase. The Procurement Advisor shall provide overall procurementguidance and support the preparation of commercial aspects and execution of the procurement, including providing advice during thebidding/selection process of the following actions: ? Preparation of the Bidding Documents forthe  all the  Sub Components of procurement Plans as prepared and approved by Worldbank and updated form time to time.This  included Spare parts, Consumables,Procurement of Goods, Contraction , Contracts based (on Design, Manufacture , Supply , Construction, Erection, Testing  and commissioning ) , Consultants appointment for variousCategories for the Dams, Social Survey, O&M Training etc using the World Bank\'s standard bidding documents Task 3: Management of procurementwithin DABS. DABS wishes to improve its procurement procedures and processes, as wellas ensure compliance with World Bank procurement requirements. TheProcurement Advisor will undertake the following tasks: ? Support the Naghlu Hydropower Working Group in the preparation of the procurementaspects of the projectoperation manual. ? Advise DABS on improvement of itsprocurement procedures and processes to ensure compliance with World Bank procurement requirements within DABS\'s operationalprocurement framework. Task 4. Staffing, LogisticalArrangements and Contracting: The contract will be a time-based payment contract andinclude a period of 210 working days. It is expected that signing of thecontract will be finalized by12/12 2015 and the selectedcandidate will be required to start immediately. The advisor's remuneration is based on (i) agreed upon unit rates multiplied bythe actual time spent by the staff in executing the assignment, and (ii) reimbursable expenses using actual expenses and/ or agreedunit prices. DABS official willsupervise the consultant works, who will be involved in the daily execution of the assignment. The advisor would be required to spend about 75 percent of his or her time inAfghanistan. DABS will arrange to provide a secure guest house or hotel and secure transport for the consultant to and fromtheairport and to and from its offices, and for any field trips/meetings. The assignment will terminate upon the issue of the Dabspermit for the project, but may be extended if necessary. Task5. Other JointActivities: ? Consult with  NHRP team  and NHRP Head-PIU  in all aspects of theprocurement system, bidding documents and procurement plan review and revision. ?Update the client and NHRP Head-PIU regularly concerning the progress. ?Representing client to consult closely with the World Bank's procurement team. Task 6. Deliverables andmillstones: The Procurement Advisor accountable for producing the procurement plan and  all the Procurement activities related with NHRP andDABS  forthe NHR Project starting from appointment of Consultants for preparing TOR, Technical Specifications, Preparing SBD/RFP, RFQ, REOI,Drafting letters for WB for obtaining NOL, prepare the Technical evaluation reports, coordinate with the Technical and FinancialEvaluation Committee, Corresponded with the Bidders for clarifications, regular review and provide the status reports to NHRP teamon the Procurement related activities, WB , DABS and for timely delivery of Reports, Drafting the Contract agreements, and anyother activity related with the Procurement for the WB approved Procurement Plan . Task 7. Qualification andExperience: ? The incumbent must haveminimum Degree and having Degree  in engineering is added advantage. ? Minimum of 10 years' experience in Public Procurement. Preference will be given tothe person who had experience in Energy / Power Utility Procurement ? At least 5years working experience of WB procurement. ? Must have the experience ofworking in post conflict countries. ?Willing to work in Afghanistan. SubmissionGuideline Please send your applicationsincluding CV and cover letter to:hr@dabs.af only applicants whose qualifications meet the post criteria will be contacted. Noscanned copy of testimonials/degree diplomas are required.

Naghlu Hydropower Rehabilitation Project - P132944

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat | Published February 21, 2015  -  Deadline March 5, 2015
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Assist Nhrp Project Director As Technical Adviser Islamic Republic Of Afghanistan Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST Naghlu Hydro Power Rehabilitation Project (NHRP) Terms of Reference for International Consultant To Assist NHRP Project Director as Technical Adviser COUNTRY: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan NAME OF PROJECT: Naghlu Hydro Power Rehabilitation Project (NHRP) CONSULTINGSERVICES: Individual Consultant Reference No: VA-DABS-HQs/93-099 Amendment 1 WB Project No: P132944 Duty Station:    Kabul, Afghanistan with travel to project site if necessary Supervisor:      DABS Director General Duration: 264 working days Number of Jobs:1 Salary:Depending on Qualification and Experience Job Type: FullTime Nationality: Any Nationality Advertising Date: February 21,2015 ClosingDate:   March 5, 2015 The Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat  (DABS), Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has received financing from the World Banktoward the cost of the Naghlu hydro powerrehabilitation project(NHRP), and intends to apply part ofthe proceeds for consulting services. The Services include for hiring of InternationalIndividual Advisor/Consultant to DABS for achieving the goals and objective   andexpecting him to join DABS ASAP. I.                 PROJECT BACKGROUND 1.      TheNaghlu Dam Project is financed by the World Bank and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The project is expectedto address the problems facingthe water supply, irrigation or hydropower sector through reconstruction and rehabilitation of NaghluDam, a gravity dam on the Kabul Riverin Surobi district, Kabul province, Afghanistan. It is located 40 km (25 mi) east ofthe Afghan capital Kabul. The primary purpose of the dam is hydroelectric power generation and it supports a powerstation with arated capacity of 4X23.5 MW at rated net head of 61m. It is the largest hydropower plant in Afghanistan and generate/providemost ofKabul's electricity. It is currently being rehabilitated and currently only two out of the four generators are operational. TheProject is being implemented by the Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW) and Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS). The overall aimof the Project is to improve and ensure safe, reliable and sustainable water supply, irrigation or hydropower in the Kabulprovince. 2.      As thewater supply or power supply system for the Kabul Province will provide the raw drinking water or hydropower from the Naghlu Dam,the client or owner is required to prepare an independent Dam Safety Assessment Report in accordance with the World Bank PoliciesOP / BP 4.37. The dam height is ~100 m (328 ft) and is 280 m (919 ft) long and its reservoir has a storagecapacity of 550,000,000 m3. The downstream of the dam is Kabul city with approximate population of 3,000,000. The ownerand operator of the Dam is Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS). 3.      Construction of the dam was financed and supervised by the Soviet Union between 1960 and 1968. The first generator wascommissioned in 1967. During the Civil War the opposition used the NHPP as a tool to deprive the Kabul people from electricity. Thepower station fell into disrepair and by the 2001 Change of political power only two generators were operational. In August 2006,Afghanistan's Ministry of Energy and Water awarded the Russian company Technopromexport (TPE) a $32.5 million contract torehabilitate all four generating units including the two inoperable turbine-generators and replace two banks of transformers. Thefirst of the units became operational in September 2010 and the transformers were replaced byearly 2012. The rehabilitation isbeing funded by the World Bank. Thesecond unit was operational by the end of 2012. The third unit becameoperational in February2013. In November 2011 another World Bank funded contract was awarded to upgrade the switchyard of the powerstation. 4.      The previous World Bank project that closed inMarch 2013,highlighted several problems at plant level. Among others, the main ones were the continuous sediment accumulation, which had builtup on the face of the dam and blocked the bottom outlet and the frequent shutdown of the generating units for maintenance etc.Overall,under the status quo, without additional Bank financing, there is a grave risk to Naghlu not being able to continue togenerate and also a significant safety risk. 5.      As a result a consensus has been reached among the relevantAfghan counterparts and internally inthe Bank to prepare a new grant, the Naghlu Hydropower Rehabilitation Project (NHRP). This will comprise six components, as described below. The project will be implemented by MEW for theon-goingelectromechanical component, since that is a continuation of their existing activities. Apart from the continuation of theexisting contract for rehabilitating the electro-mechanical equipment, the rest of theworks such as procurement of additional spareparts necessary for three years of operation and the training of the power plant staff will be implemented by DABS. MEW will mostlikely be responsible for component 6 although this is yet to be confirmed, while the civil works, including the sediment removalwill be implemented by DABS. 6.      This project triggers the WorldBank's Operational Policies OP4.01 on environmental assessment, OP4.12Involuntary Resettlement; and OP4.37 Safety of Dams, and OP7.50 Projects on international Waterways. Since Naghlu Dam is over 15min height, OP4.37 considers it a large dam, therefore requiring DABS to establish an independent panel of experts to review andadvice on all aspects of the safety of the dam. II.                 PROJECTCOMPONENTS Theproject has the following six components: (a)    Component 1: Completion of electro-mechanicalrepairs (b)   Component 2: Improvement of the safety and sustainabilityof the dam (c)    Component 3: Optimization of PowerGeneration (d)   Component 4: Environmental and socialsustainability (e)    Component 5: Project management (f)    Component 6: Capacity Development andScale-up Component 1: Mechanical, Electrical andElectromechanical Works(ARTF $14 million).  Itwill consist of three sub-components: ·         Rehabilitation of Unit 1 and balance of plant. ·         Spare parts and consumables. ·         Additional training for plant staff. Component 2: Dam Safety Improvements(ARTF $28 million).  This component is aimedat ensuring the safe operation of the dam and will consist of three subcomponents as follows: ·        Dam safety audit.  This work will cover studies of identified issues such as reactivating thebottom outlet, adequacy of auxiliary power and other systems, improvements to the head gates closing system, installation ofinstrumentation and clearance of unexploded ordnance from the dam structure.  Thesubcomponent will primarily comprise studies aiming structural and operational safety considering updated hydrological and seismicdata following relevant international/national standards/guidelines, flood routing through Naghlu Dam until Surobi Dam includingadequacy of its spilling arrangements. ·         Non-structural measures.  This aims to support DABS to introduce modern dam safety measures that donot entail structural or other works. This will include setting up a procedure and staffing for independent dam safety inspections;preparation of dam safety plans including operations, maintenance and surveillance manuals for civil works, emergency preparednessplans, and post-earthquake response plans. The operating manuals forthe electrical and electromechanical works will be revised. Thedetailed maintenance plan for equipment will be prepared. Training for staff in all aspects will beconducted. ·         Structural and other works. Work to be includedunder this subcomponent will include sediment removal, reactivation of the low leveloutlet; introduction of independent operationof the power intake gates; installation of a standby generator for emergency opening of the spillway gates and closing of the powerintake gates; and installation of essential instrumentation.  Other work identified inthe audit will be included. Component 3: Optimization of Power Generation (ARTF $ 15million). This component is aimed at examining the potential for increasingpower generation at Naghlu Dam Hydropower Plant.  This would ensure sustainable sediment management and potentially increasethe amount of energy produced by the dam.  The component will consist of two sub components: ·         Feasibility study. This will examine the feasibility ofvarious options to increase power generationincluding but not limited to: appropriate dam operation and better management, additional storage upstream the dam, additionalsiphon spillway/ floating barge mechanism for controlled flushing of sediments, raising the dam crest, catchment area treatment andcombination thereof.  Studies will include review of topography, bathymetry, geotechnical, hydrological and electricitygeneration (i.e. turbine & generators), engineering and economic and financial aspects.  Since creating additionalupstream storage and raising the dam would require additional land, an ESIA will also be conducted by a separateconsultant. ·         Detailed design.Should the feasibility return a positive result, a detailed design would be prepared. Based on thefindings of the ESIA,resettlement and livelihoods restoration, environment management, health and other action plans would also be prepared.  Theseactivities would then allow swift preparation of a follow-up investment project to enhance the power generation, should financingbe available and security and other circumstances permit. Component 4: Environmental and SocialSustainability (ARTF $7 million).  Thiscomponent will aim to ensure the environmental and social sustainability of the dam.  Itwill consist of three subcomponents: ·        Addressing legacy issues.  Early consultations with peoplein the project area indicate that there are anumber of social legacyissues from the project.  They include land, buildings and otherassets for which compensation was not provided and promises of provision of electricity and jobs which have not beenfulfilled.  The component would support electrification in the project area, andimproved access to skills and training to enable local people to gain employment at the plant. ·        Environment management. This subcomponent will support (a) the monitoring of the existing environment management plan for Component 1; and (b)the preparation implementation and independent monitoring of an environment management plan for the structural & other workssubcomponent of Component 2. ·         Resettlement and livelihoods restoration.  This subcomponent will support the preparation, implementation and independent monitoringof a resettlement and livelihoods development plan for the structural and other works subcomponent of Component 2.  It will not finance land acquisition. Component 5: DABS Project Management(ARTF $7.5 million).  The component willinclude the creation and maintenance of an Environment and Resettlement Advisory Panel, the duties of which will embrace therequirements of OP 4.01 for an independent environment panel of experts and an Engineering Advisory Panel, the duties of which willembrace the requirements of the dam safety review panel as set out in OP 4.37. Component 6: Capacity Development and Scale-up (ARTF $5.0 million).  The Capacity Development and Scale-upComponent will support early actions needed to develop the Kunar River hydropower cascade. It is expected to finance studies to complement existing feasibility studies on planning and implementation for socialdevelopment; environment and health management, consideration of alternatives and mitigation measures; hydrological, geological,geotechnical, seismic and dam safety studies; project preparation and management and preparation of financial and economicdocuments. Adetailed description of these components will be found in the project appraisal document. III.                 PROJECT PHASING The proposed project will be phased to allow the buildup of projectimplementation capacity in parallel with the technical work that must be undertaken. Three phases areenvisaged: ·         Preparation.  In addition to the normal activitiesundertaken during preparation, the work currently beingundertaken to rehabilitate the mechanical, electrical and electromechanicalworks would continue.  The Environment and Resettlement Advisory Panel and EngineeringAdvisory Panel will be recruited.  Specialist procurement, safeguards and technicalconsultants will be hired to help DABS prepare the first phase activities.  The PPG nowproposed is to financethese costs. One of the requirements for completing the preparation stage is to prepareframeworks for Operation & Maintenance (O&M) Plan and Emergency Preparedness Plan (EPP) ·         First phase.  Upon completion of the preparationphase, ARTF financing will be sought to cover the costs ofa first phase focused on the completion of Component 1, coveringelectrical and electromechanical works, the safety audit and non-structural subcomponents of Component 2, the feasibility studyunder Component 3, and Components 4, 5 and 6. ·         Second phase.  When the scope and cost of the structural and other works planned under Component 2 havebeen identified, and if a decision to move to the detailed design for enhancing power generation capacity under Component 3 ismade, additional ARTF financing will be sought. The Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) wants to hire a consultant prepare the frame workplans withdetailed scope to have an instructional Manual for starting the practical work after the preparation stage which is the necessaryrequirement for the Preparation stage of the project. IV.                 OBJECTIVES  and scope of work OF THE ASSIGNMENT The primary objective of NHRP Technical Adviser to assist ProjectDirector in technical and procurement aspects of the project activities as below: Project Implementation 1.      Provide technicalexpertise and strategic guidance to all project components, assuming quality control of interventions, and support theProjectDirector in the coordination of the implementation of planned activities under the Naghlu Hydropower Rehabilitation Projectas stipulated in the project document/work plan; 2.      Coordinate the workof all consultants and sub-contractors, ensuring the timely delivery of expected outputs, and effective synergy among the varioussub-contracted activities, specifically in the implementation ofcomponents 2 & 3; 3.      Ensure that technicalcontracts meet the highest standards; provide input into development of Terms of Reference for sub-contracts, assist with selectionprocess, recommend best approaches, provide technical peer function to sub-contractors; 4.      Review the technicalspecifications of the Project and if required, ask the consultant to revise them to a high professional standard, ensure that theyare in line with DABS/ Afghanistan rules, and duly approved bythe Project Technical Advisory Panel (PTAP) and accepted by WorldBank. And permit the consultant for final submission, 5.      Ensure that the allenvironmental and social mitigations are implemented according to Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) anddulyapproved by Environmental and Social Advisory Panel (ESAP). 6.      Provide training andbackstopping where necessary. 7.      Consultant shallvisit the site during construction and ensure the qualityof the work and submit visit report to Project Director to issue notice tothe contractor if required. 8.      Provide assistance inadvancing the procurement processes of the differentactivities. Project management andmonitoring 1.      Provide hands-onsupport to the Project Director, project staff and other government counterparts in the areas of project management and planning,management of site activities, impact assessment, monitoring and final evaluation of the project; 2.      Assist the ProjectDirector in the preparation and revision of the Management Plan as well as Annual Work Plans; 3.      Assist the ProjectDirector in preparation and modification of TORs for various consultancy services required under the project 4.      Assist the ProjectDirector in monitoring the technical quality of projectM&E systems (including indicators and targets); 5.      Assist the ProjectDirector in adjusting the project Results Framework, asrequired and in line with corporate requirements; 6.      Coordinatepreparation of the periodic Status Report when called for by the Project Director; 7.      Review/Annual ProjectReport (APR), inception report, technical reports, 8.      Assist the ProjectDirector in the preparation of the Combined Project Implementation 9.      Assist and supervisethe project phasing out required activities such as project final evaluation, completion report as required. Relationship building Assist the Project Director in liaison work with project partners, World Bank, NGOs and other groups to ensure effectivecoordination of project activities. The consultant will be present in all World Bank missions to be able to advice on progress onchallenges. Communication Assist in knowledge management, communications and awareness raising and document lessons from project implementation andmake recommendations to the Project Team for more effective implementation and coordination of projectactivities. The above mentionedis only for indicative purpose and the details of each point of scope of work as mentioned in theannexure should be framed and alsoif there are any other clauses/points that are deemed necessary have to be included by theConsultant. V.                 CONSULTANT'S REPORTINGOBLIGATIONS Consultant shall submit bi-monthly progress report, shall generally summarize the task/work in progress and completed,estimated percent of task/work completed and the plan of task/work to be accomplished during the next two month. Any problems thatmay cause or be causing delays should be listed, including proposed measures, suggestion to correct the problem. VI.                 SERVICES TO BE PROVIDED BY THE CLIENT The client/owner will provide counterpart staff to work closely with theConsultant, to liaise with the consultant, respond to questions, supply unpublished information and reports, and assist withlogistics and contacts for site visits. The client/owner will provide all documentation and in-house data related to the project.It will also assist the consultant with contacts and other relevant stakeholders. The Client/owner shall arrangetransport andlogistics for travel to the site and site visits. VII.                 Staffing, Logistical Arrangements and Contracting: The contract will be a time-basedpayment contract and include a period of 264 working days. It is expected that signing of the contract will be finalized as soon aspossible after reviewing letter of interest and the selected candidate will be required to start immediately. The advisor'sremuneration is based on (i) agreed upon unitrates multiplied by the actual time spent by the staff in executing the assignment,and (ii) reimbursable expenses using actual expenses and/ or agreed unit prices. DABS official will supervise the consultant works,who will be involved in the daily execution of the assignment. The advisor would be required to spend about 80 percent of his or her time in Afghanistan. Theclient shall use working days of the consultant in Afghanistan as per their needs. DABS will arrange to provide a secure guesthouse or hotel and transport for the consultant to and from the airport and to and from its offices, and for any fieldtrips/meetings. The assignment will terminate upon the issue of the Dabs permit for the project, but may be extended ifnecessary. VIII.                 Qualifications and Experience: ? Education: Advanced University (Masters or higher) Degree in relevant field; Experience: Minimum 10 years professional experience preparing and managing large-scale hydropower plant for development,including preparing TORs for various studies, preferably dealing with large hydropower plant, and providing guidance and directionto consultants' activities; ? Analytical ability, practical problem-solving skills and resourcefulness in performing varied tasks in thearea; ? Demonstrated skills in retrieving, gathering and obtaining information from various sources; ? Sound organizational skills and ability to prioritize and deliver assignments in a timely manner often under severe timepressures; ? Demonstrated initiative in developing practical approaches that improveefficiency and effectiveness of theproject; ? Strong inter-personnel skills and commitment to work in a team-oriented, multi-culturalenvironment; ? Language skills: Fluent oral and written skills in English; ? Computer literacy: Proficient in PC based applications such as Word,Excel and Power Points etc. XI.        Expressions of interest must be delivered by e-mail, fax or hard copy totheaddress below before/by March 5, 2015. In writing at [Da Afghanistan BreshnaSherkat],near to Chamane Huzorie,Kabul Afghanistan or by E-mail to: En Mohammad Wali Oria(+93) 72900 2628    wali.oria@dabs.af Mr. Hadi Alami: (+93)75206305                    hadi.alami@dabs.af

Naghlu Hydropower Rehabilitation Project - P132944

Da Afghanistan BreshnaSherkat | Published January 21, 2015  -  Deadline February 3, 2015
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Assist Nhrp Project Director As Technical Adviser Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST Naghlu Hydro Power Rehabilitation Project (NHRP) Terms of Reference for International Consultant To Assist NHRP Project Director as Technical Adviser COUNTRY: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan NAME OF PROJECT: Naghlu Hydro Power Rehabilitation Project (NHRP) CONSULTINGSERVICES: Individual Consultant Reference No: VA-DABS-HQs/93-099 Project ID No.:P132944 IDA Grant No.: TF014861 Duty Station:    Kabul, Afghanistan with travel to project site if necessary Supervisor:      DABS Director General Duration: 264 working days Number of Jobs:1 Salary:Depending on Qualification and Experience Job Type: FullTime Nationality: Any Nationality Advertising Date: 21 Jan2015 ClosingDate:   03 Feb 2015 The Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat  (DABS), Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has received financing from the World Banktoward the cost of the Naghlu hydro powerrehabilitation project(NHRP), and intends to apply part ofthe proceeds for consulting services. The Services include for hiring of InternationalIndividual Advisor/Consultant to DABS for achieving the goals and objective   andexpecting him to join DABS ASAP. I.                 PROJECT BACKGROUND 1.      TheNaghlu Dam Project is financed by the World Bank and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The project is expectedto address the problems facingthe water supply, irrigation or hydropower sector through reconstruction and rehabilitation of NaghluDam, a gravity dam on the Kabul Riverin Surobi district, Kabul province, Afghanistan. It is located 40 km (25 mi) east ofthe Afghan capital Kabul. The primary purpose of the dam is hydroelectric power generation and it supports a powerstation with arated capacity of 4X23.5 MW at rated net head of 61m. It is the largest hydropower plant in Afghanistan and generate/providemost ofKabul's electricity. It is currently being rehabilitated and currently only two out of the four generators are operational. TheProject is being implemented by the Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW) and Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS). The overall aimof the Project is to improve and ensure safe, reliable and sustainable water supply, irrigation or hydropower in the Kabulprovince. 2.      As thewater supply or power supply system for the Kabul Province will provide the raw drinking water or hydropower from the Naghlu Dam,the client or owner is required to prepare an independent Dam Safety Assessment Report in accordance with the World Bank PoliciesOP / BP 4.37. The dam height is ~100 m (328 ft) and is 280 m (919 ft) long and its reservoir has a storagecapacity of 550,000,000 m3. The downstream of the dam is Kabul city with approximate population of 3,000,000. The ownerand operator of the Dam is Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS). 3.      Construction of the dam was financed and supervised by the Soviet Union between 1960 and 1968. The first generator wascommissioned in 1967. During the Civil War the opposition used the NHPP as a tool to deprive the Kabul people from electricity. Thepower station fell into disrepair and by the 2001 Change of political power only two generators were operational. In August 2006,Afghanistan's Ministry of Energy and Water awarded the Russian company Technopromexport (TPE) a $32.5 million contract torehabilitate all four generating units including the two inoperable turbine-generators and replace two banks of transformers. Thefirst of the units became operational in September 2010 and the transformers were replaced byearly 2012. The rehabilitation isbeing funded by the World Bank. Thesecond unit was operational by the end of 2012. The third unit becameoperational in February2013. In November 2011 another World Bank funded contract was awarded to upgrade the switchyard of the powerstation. 4.      The previous World Bank project that closed inMarch 2013,highlighted several problems at plant level. Among others, the main ones were the continuous sediment accumulation, which had builtup on the face of the dam and blocked the bottom outlet and the frequent shutdown of the generating units for maintenance etc.Overall,under the status quo, without additional Bank financing, there is a grave risk to Naghlu not being able to continue togenerate and also a significant safety risk. 5.      As a result a consensus has been reached among the relevantAfghan counterparts and internally inthe Bank to prepare a new grant, the Naghlu Hydropower Rehabilitation Project (NHRP). This will comprise six components, as described below. The project will be implemented by MEW for theon-goingelectromechanical component, since that is a continuation of their existing activities. Apart from the continuation of theexisting contract for rehabilitating the electro-mechanical equipment, the rest of theworks such as procurement of additional spareparts necessary for three years of operation and the training of the power plant staff will be implemented by DABS. MEW will mostlikely be responsible for component 6 although this is yet to be confirmed, while the civil works, including the sediment removalwill be implemented by DABS. 6.      This project triggers the WorldBank's Operational Policies OP4.01 on environmental assessment, OP4.12Involuntary Resettlement; and OP4.37 Safety of Dams, and OP7.50 Projects on international Waterways. Since Naghlu Dam is over 15min height, OP4.37 considers it a large dam, therefore requiring DABS to establish an independent panel of experts to review andadvice on all aspects of the safety of the dam. II.                 PROJECTCOMPONENTS Theproject has the following six components: (a)    Component 1: Completion of electro-mechanicalrepairs (b)   Component 2: Improvement of the safety and sustainabilityof the dam (c)    Component 3: Optimization of PowerGeneration (d)   Component 4: Environmental and socialsustainability (e)    Component 5: Project management (f)    Component 6: Capacity Development andScale-up Component 1: Mechanical, Electrical andElectromechanical Works(ARTF $14 million).  Itwill consist of three sub-components: ·         Rehabilitation of Unit 1 and balance of plant. ·         Spare parts and consumables. ·         Additional training for plant staff. Component 2: Dam Safety Improvements(ARTF $28 million).  This component is aimedat ensuring the safe operation of the dam and will consist of three subcomponents as follows: ·        Dam safety audit.  This work will cover studies of identified issues such as reactivating thebottom outlet, adequacy of auxiliary power and other systems, improvements to the head gates closing system, installation ofinstrumentation and clearance of unexploded ordnance from the dam structure.  Thesubcomponent will primarily comprise studies aiming structural and operational safety considering updated hydrological and seismicdata following relevant international/national standards/guidelines, flood routing through Naghlu Dam until Surobi Dam includingadequacy of its spilling arrangements. ·         Non-structural measures.  This aims to support DABS to introduce modern dam safety measures that donot entail structural or other works. This will include setting up a procedure and staffing for independent dam safety inspections;preparation of dam safety plans including operations, maintenance and surveillance manuals for civil works, emergency preparednessplans, and post-earthquake response plans. The operating manuals forthe electrical and electromechanical works will be revised. Thedetailed maintenance plan for equipment will be prepared. Training for staff in all aspects will beconducted. ·         Structural and other works. Work to be includedunder this subcomponent will include sediment removal, reactivation of the low leveloutlet; introduction of independent operationof the power intake gates; installation of a standby generator for emergency opening of the spillway gates and closing of the powerintake gates; and installation of essential instrumentation.  Other work identified inthe audit will be included. Component 3: Optimization of Power Generation (ARTF $ 15million). This component is aimed at examining the potential for increasingpower generation at Naghlu Dam Hydropower Plant.  This would ensure sustainable sediment management and potentially increasethe amount of energy produced by the dam.  The component will consist of two sub components: ·         Feasibility study. This will examine the feasibility ofvarious options to increase power generationincluding but not limited to: appropriate dam operation and better management, additional storage upstream the dam, additionalsiphon spillway/ floating barge mechanism for controlled flushing of sediments, raising the dam crest, catchment area treatment andcombination thereof.  Studies will include review of topography, bathymetry, geotechnical, hydrological and electricitygeneration (i.e. turbine & generators), engineering and economic and financial aspects.  Since creating additionalupstream storage and raising the dam would require additional land, an ESIA will also be conducted by a separateconsultant. ·         Detailed design.Should the feasibility return a positive result, a detailed design would be prepared. Based on thefindings of the ESIA,resettlement and livelihoods restoration, environment management, health and other action plans would also be prepared.  Theseactivities would then allow swift preparation of a follow-up investment project to enhance the power generation, should financingbe available and security and other circumstances permit. Component 4: Environmental and SocialSustainability (ARTF $7 million).  Thiscomponent will aim to ensure the environmental and social sustainability of the dam.  Itwill consist of three subcomponents: ·        Addressing legacy issues.  Early consultations with peoplein the project area indicate that there are anumber of social legacyissues from the project.  They include land, buildings and otherassets for which compensation was not provided and promises of provision of electricity and jobs which have not beenfulfilled.  The component would support electrification in the project area, andimproved access to skills and training to enable local people to gain employment at the plant. ·        Environment management. This subcomponent will support (a) the monitoring of the existing environment management plan for Component 1; and (b)the preparation implementation and independent monitoring of an environment management plan for the structural & other workssubcomponent of Component 2. ·         Resettlement and livelihoods restoration.  This subcomponent will support the preparation, implementation and independent monitoringof a resettlement and livelihoods development plan for the structural and other works subcomponent of Component 2.  It will not finance land acquisition. Component 5: DABS Project Management(ARTF $7.5 million).  The component willinclude the creation and maintenance of an Environment and Resettlement Advisory Panel, the duties of which will embrace therequirements of OP 4.01 for an independent environment panel of experts and an Engineering Advisory Panel, the duties of which willembrace the requirements of the dam safety review panel as set out in OP 4.37. Component 6: Capacity Development and Scale-up (ARTF $5.0 million).  The Capacity Development and Scale-upComponent will support early actions needed to develop the Kunar River hydropower cascade. It is expected to finance studies to complement existing feasibility studies on planning and implementation for socialdevelopment; environment and health management, consideration of alternatives and mitigation measures; hydrological, geological,geotechnical, seismic and dam safety studies; project preparation and management and preparation of financial and economicdocuments. Adetailed description of these components will be found in the project appraisal document. III.                 PROJECT PHASING The proposed project will be phased to allow the buildup of projectimplementation capacity in parallel with the technical work that must be undertaken. Three phases areenvisaged: ·         Preparation.  In addition to the normal activitiesundertaken during preparation, the work currently beingundertaken to rehabilitate the mechanical, electrical and electromechanicalworks would continue.  The Environment and Resettlement Advisory Panel and EngineeringAdvisory Panel will be recruited.  Specialist procurement, safeguards and technicalconsultants will be hired to help DABS prepare the first phase activities.  The PPG nowproposed is to financethese costs. One of the requirements for completing the preparation stage is to prepareframeworks for Operation & Maintenance (O&M) Plan and Emergency Preparedness Plan (EPP) ·         First phase.  Upon completion of the preparationphase, ARTF financing will be sought to cover the costs ofa first phase focused on the completion of Component 1, coveringelectrical and electromechanical works, the safety audit and non-structural subcomponents of Component 2, the feasibility studyunder Component 3, and Components 4, 5 and 6. ·         Second phase.  When the scope and cost of the structural and other works planned under Component 2 havebeen identified, and if a decision to move to the detailed design for enhancing power generation capacity under Component 3 ismade, additional ARTF financing will be sought. The Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) wants to hire a consultant prepare the frame workplans withdetailed scope to have an instructional Manual for starting the practical work after the preparation stage which is the necessaryrequirement for the Preparation stage of the project. IV.                 OBJECTIVES  and scope of work OF THE ASSIGNMENT The primary objective of NHRP Technical Adviser to assist ProjectDirector in technical and procurement aspects of the project activities as below: Project Implementation 1.      Provide technicalexpertise and strategic guidance to all project components, assuming quality control of interventions, and support theProjectDirector in the coordination of the implementation of planned activities under the Naghlu Hydropower Rehabilitation Projectas stipulated in the project document/work plan; 2.      Coordinate the workof all consultants and sub-contractors, ensuring the timely delivery of expected outputs, and effective synergy among the varioussub-contracted activities, specifically in the implementation ofcomponents 2 & 3; 3.      Ensure that technicalcontracts meet the highest standards; provide input into development of Terms of Reference for sub-contracts, assist with selectionprocess, recommend best approaches, provide technical peer function to sub-contractors; 4.      Review the technicalspecifications of the Project and if required, ask the consultant to revise them to a high professional standard, ensure that theyare in line with DABS/ Afghanistan rules, and duly approved bythe Project Technical Advisory Panel (PTAP) and accepted by WorldBank. And permit the consultant for final submission, 5.      Ensure that the allenvironmental and social mitigations are implemented according to Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) anddulyapproved by Environmental and Social Advisory Panel (ESAP). 6.      Provide training andbackstopping where necessary. 7.      Consultant shallvisit the site during construction and ensure the qualityof the work and submit visit report to Project Director to issue notice tothe contractor if required. 8.      Provide assistance inadvancing the procurement processes of the differentactivities. Project management andmonitoring 1.      Provide hands-onsupport to the Project Director, project staff and other government counterparts in the areas of project management and planning,management of site activities, impact assessment, monitoring and final evaluation of the project; 2.      Assist the ProjectDirector in the preparation and revision of the Management Plan as well as Annual Work Plans; 3.      Assist the ProjectDirector in preparation and modification of TORs for various consultancy services required under the project 4.      Assist the ProjectDirector in monitoring the technical quality of projectM&E systems (including indicators and targets); 5.      Assist the ProjectDirector in adjusting the project Results Framework, asrequired and in line with corporate requirements; 6.      Coordinatepreparation of the periodic Status Report when called for by the Project Director; 7.      Review/Annual ProjectReport (APR), inception report, technical reports, 8.      Assist the ProjectDirector in the preparation of the Combined Project Implementation 9.      Assist and supervisethe project phasing out required activities such as project final evaluation, completion report as required. Relationship building Assist the Project Director in liaison work with project partners, World Bank, NGOs and other groups to ensure effectivecoordination of project activities. The consultant will be present in all World Bank missions to be able to advice on progress onchallenges. Communication Assist in knowledge management, communications and awareness raising and document lessons from project implementation andmake recommendations to the Project Team for more effective implementation and coordination of projectactivities. The above mentioned is only forindicative purpose and the details of each point of scope of work as mentioned in theannexure should be framed and also if thereare any other clauses/points that are deemed necessary have to be included by the Consultant. V.                 CONSULTANT'S REPORTINGOBLIGATIONS Consultant shall submit bi-monthly progress report, shall generally summarize the task/work in progress and completed,estimated percent of task/work completed and the plan of task/work to be accomplished during the next two month. Any problems thatmay cause or be causing delays should be listed, including proposed measures, suggestion to correct the problem. VI.                 SERVICES TO BE PROVIDED BY THE CLIENT The client/owner will provide counterpart staff to work closely with theConsultant, to liaise with the consultant, respond to questions, supply unpublished information and reports, and assist withlogistics and contacts for site visits. The client/owner will provide all documentation and in-house data related to the project.It will also assist the consultant with contacts and other relevant stakeholders. The Client/owner shall arrangetransport andlogistics for travel to the site and site visits. VII.                 Staffing, Logistical Arrangements and Contracting: The contract will be a time-basedpayment contract and include a period of 264 working days. It is expected that signing of the contract will be finalized as soon aspossible after reviewing letter of interest and the selected candidate will be required to start immediately. The advisor'sremuneration is based on (i) agreed upon unitrates multiplied by the actual time spent by the staff in executing the assignment,and (ii) reimbursable expenses using actual expenses and/ or agreed unit prices. DABS official will supervise the consultant works,who will be involved in the daily execution of the assignment. The advisor would be required to spend about 80 percent of his or her time in Afghanistan. Theclient shall use working days of the consultant in Afghanistan as per their needs. this contract shall open contract. DABS willarrange to provide a secure guest house or hotel and transport for the consultant to and from the airport and to and from itsoffices, and for any field trips/meetings. The assignment will terminate upon the issue of the Dabs permit for theproject, but maybe extended if necessary. VIII.                 Qualifications and Experience: ? Education: Advanced University (Masters or higher) Degree in relevant field; Experience: Minimum 10 years professional experience preparing and managing large-scale hydropower plant for development,including preparing TORs for various studies, preferably dealing with large hydropower plant, and providing guidance and directionto consultants' activities; ? Analytical ability, practical problem-solving skills and resourcefulness in performing varied tasks in thearea; ? Demonstrated skills in retrieving, gathering and obtaining information from various sources; ? Sound organizational skills and ability to prioritize and deliver assignments in a timely manner often under severe timepressures; ? Demonstrated initiative in developing practical approaches that improveefficiency and effectiveness of theproject; ? Strong inter-personnel skills and commitment to work in a team-oriented, multi-culturalenvironment; ? Language skills: Fluent oral and written skills in English; ? Computer literacy: Proficient in PC based applications such as Word,Excel and Power Points etc. XI.        Expressions of interest must be delivered by e-mail, fax or hard copy totheaddress below before/by Feb 03, 2015. In writing at [Da Afghanistan BreshnaSherkat],near to Chamane Huzorie,Kabul Afghanistan or by E-mail to: En Mohammad Wali Oria(+93) 72900 2628    wali.oria@dabs.af Mr. Hadi Alami: (+93)75206305                    hadi.alami@dabs.af

Afghanistan SDNRP II - P118925

Ministry of Mines and Petroleum, Program Management Unit (PMU) | Published August 6, 2015  -  Deadline August 21, 2015
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Transaction Advisors For The Mazar Independent Power Plant Govt. of Islamic & Republic ofAfghanistan Ministry of Mines andPetroleum Pashtunistan Watt, Kabul - Afghanistan Second Sustainable Development of Natural Resources Project(Phase-II) IDA Grant No.: H 699?AF Project ID No.:  P118925 REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Selection of Consulting Servicesfor: Transaction Advisors for the Mazar Independent Power Plant Reference:  MOMP/PMU/CT-II-34                                                                                                         Date; 06-Aug-2015 A.BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The Government of the IslamicRepublicof Afghanistan has received a grant from the World Bank toward the cost of the project: Second Sustainable Development ofNatural ResourcesProject in Afghanistan.  TheProject is being implemented through a Program Management Unit (PMU) within the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum(MOMP). The long lasting conflict inAfghanistan had a severe impact on the power sector, both directly (dilapidatedgeneration, transmission and distributioninfrastructure) and indirectly (serious management issues at the State owned power utility). In addition, Afghanistan still largelyrelies on imports from neighboring countries for its power supply, which is not only costly but also raises concerns of thereliability of this supply. With the help of the donor community, significant efforts have been undertaken by the Afghanauthorities to reform and modernize the power sector, by both upgrading and developing infrastructure and by improving overallmanagement ofthe sector. As part of efforts to increaseavailability of power in the country and self-reliance, the Government of Afghanistan (GoA) has also been exploring options todevelop generation plants. In this respect, discussionshave beenheld between GoA and various private parties for the possible development of a gas-to-power plant in Mazar-e-Sharif(estimated 50MW) under an Independent Power Plant (IPP), "the Mazar IPP" or "Project". The Mazar IPP would be implemented on acompetitive process. It would also represent the first project of the sort and is, therefore, considered important in terms ofprecedent setting as it could serve as a model for future transactions of the same nature. Public parties involved in thediscussions on the Mazar IPP have so far included the Ministry of Finance (MoF), the Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW), theMinistry of Petroleum and Mines (MoPM), Da Afghanistan Breshan Sherkat (DABS), the state owned power utility, and Afghan GasEnterprise (AGE), the state owned gas facility. Private parties involved include the International Finance Corporation(IFC)[1] andthe Ghazanfar Group(GG), a private Afghan conglomerate. A Memorandumof Understanding (MoU) was signed between the parties in connection with the MazarIPP Project on May 13, 2015. Discussions are still on-goingon the exact structuring of the transaction ? including sponsors, financing, and operational arrangements. However, the followingparameters are considered: theIPP wouldbe established as a corporation in Afghanistan (Project Company) and the plant constructed on land leased fromGoA; thegas needed for the plant would be supplied by AGE under a long term gas supply agreement; powerproduced would be purchased by DABS under an off-take agreement (estimated 20years term). To secure the transaction, theissuance of several guarantees is also being considered, including to secure the purchase of power by DABS and to secure thepurchase of gas from AGE. Such Partial Risk Guarantees (PRG) could be provided by the International Development Association (IDA).In addition, Political Risk Insurance is being considered to cover political risk for the sponsors, which could be provided by theMultilateral Investment Guarantee Agency(MIGA). The structure of the Mazar IPP is not yet finalized and the required guaranteeswill depend upon the structure of the transaction. It should be noted thatsimilar to thepower sector, the gas sector is currently undergoing a restructuring,involving, among others: a proposedcorporatization and commercialization of AGE (with the objective of making it a market-oriented profitable company), a review ofthe sector legal, regulatory and institutional framework (with the objective of establishing a modern and coherentpolicy framework? including opening the exploration and production stages to private sector operators), a review of price and tariffs issues andthe establishment of a regulator. Given the number andcomplexity of issues to go ahead with the Mazar IPP, the GoA has requested assistance from the International DevelopmentAssociation (IDA), through the Sustainable Development of Natural Resources Project II (SDNRP II) implemented by MoMP, to hiretransaction advisors (Advisors). The Advisors areexpected to work closely with MoMP as well as other public parties, including AGE,MEW, DABS and MoF, during the structuring and closing ofthe Mazar IPP transaction. It is expected that "on the job training" willbe provided to the different public entities involved in the Mazar IPP to build capacity associated with the implementation ofPPP-typetransactions more broadly. SCOPE OFWORK While the Advisor will behired by MoMP under SDNRP II, the Advisor will need to provide assistance to all Government stakeholders involved in the Mazar IPP(MoMP, AGE, MEW, DABSand MoF). A key task of the Advisor will be to reconcile the different views of the various stakeholders andto safeguard the interests of GoA. More specifically, theAssistance by the Advisor is expected on three main dimensions. Preparationstage The structure of the Mazar IPPis still under discussion ? and the GoA will be solicited to take positions on a series of technical (including commercial),financial and legal issues, so as to allow for the Mazar IPP to go ahead. In this respect, the Advisors are expected to providejust-in-time assistance on such issues as the GoA (i.e. MoMP, AGE, MEW, DABS and MoF) will request. The Advisor may also take theinitiative to raise issues that it considersimportant for the GoA to address. Assistance at the preparationstage may include such issues as: Technical andcommercial issues: With regard to technical issues, implementing the Mazar IPP will require looking intosuch issues as: (i) assessing whether there is enough gas available for a 20 year project (including therequired quality andpressure) and assessing the capacity of the gas pipeline to supply the gas to the plant, (ii) assessing power evacuation issues:such as, voltage level, frequency, protection, control, grid codes etc. With regard to commercial issues, implementing the MazarIPP will require looking into such issues as: pricing of gas, commercial agreements with AGE, responsibilities of each party andsimilarly on the electricity side (pricing of power, commercial agreements with DABS, responsibilities of each party). Also thestructuring and financing of the deal would need to be analyzed, including tolling vs. IPP purchasing gas and selling electricityetc. Economic and financial issues: similarly, implementing the IPP will make it necessary for the GoA to assess theeconomic and financial implications of various available options ? and more generally to carry a "value for money" analysis andeconomic analysis of the IPP. The economic analysis will need to look at the different structuring options to assess which providesthe greatest value added for Afghanistan as a whole. Buildingon the economic analysis, a distributional and financial analysis willprovide guidance on how to divide the rent/surplus among the different groups (government, consumers, IPP sponsor, etc.). Thisanalysis needs to take into account the relative riskiness of each approach. Overall issues to look at during the economic andfinancial analysis may include: comparative analysis of design options (cost vs. benefits for Afghanistan ? depending of itsobjective for the gas and power sectors); gas price and tariffs issues (with both systemic and transaction dimensions: gas supplycontract and impact over AGE and the gas sector);electricity price and tariffs issues (with both a systemic/sectoral dimension anda transactional dimension: power purchase agreement and impact over DABS and the power sector); cost of infrastructure, if any,tobe supported by either AGE or DABS to implement the IPP; existing Power Purchase Agreements concluded by DABS and impact of IPPover those, and overall over profitability of DABS; "financial regime" applicable to the IPP, including tax and customs, anybenefits or exemptions granted ? as well as any "concession fees" or other payments due to GoA as the case may be,etc. Legalissues:the legal framework is in the process of being modernized on a numberof issues in Afghanistan (including the power and gassector ? but also some other issues that may have an impact on the IPP, such as the proposed regulation on PPPs). Going ahead withthe IPP will necessitatelooking into a number of laws and regulations ? and to assess under which conditions the IPP can be put inplace in this context. Laws and regulations to be looked into may cover: power sector (including conditions for an IPP to operate);gas sector; PPPs; corporate issues; guarantees; real estate and lease; foreign investments; tax and customs; dispute resolution;institutional framework (PPPs, gas and power sectors, etc.); procurement (including to check that the proposed approach ?directnegotiations ? is possible, but also as regards the conclusionof the gas supply contract and power purchase agreement); safety,social and environment safeguards, etc. Given the ongoing reforms on various aspects of the legal framework in Afghanistan, it islikely that the IPP will need to address a number of issues that are not ? or not yet ? regulated by a law. The approach couldtherefore consist of relying on contractual arrangements. In so doing, the Advisor would need tokeep in mind the variouslaws/policies currently awaiting approval and more generally the overall, systemic objectives of the sectoral reforms underway. Anygaps in this respect (between specific arrangements proposed under the IPP and proposed sectoral reform) should be identifiedupfront by the Advisor. Environment and social issues: The transaction would be required to comply with allapplicable and relevant social,environmental, public health and safety national laws and requirements. Also, given the potential participation of IFC and otherWorld Bank entities, the applicable environmental and social Performance Standards (PS) of IFC would apply. Specifically theAdvisor will advise the government (and, in particular, the National Environmental Protection Agency, NEPA) on all aspects ofsocial,environmental, public health and safety compliance requirements, which could involve: (i) reviewing relevant Terms ofReference for the various environmental and social studies and plans that would be requiredto comply with all applicable andrelevant national laws and PS, (ii)reviewing the environmental and social studies and plans to ensure compliance with national lawsand PS, (iii) advising on the Consultations and Disclosure requirements consistent with national law and PS, (iv) reviewing theproposed Grievance Redress Mechanism (GRM), (v) advising on the requisite institutional capacity building needs to ensure effectivesupervision and oversight monitoring during construction and operation and (vi) liaising with the World Bank Group team on allaspects of social, environmental, public health and safety issues. Implementationstage - negotiation Once the structure for theMazar IPP has been has been finalized, a number of agreements will need to be prepared and negotiated among the parties (theProject Agreements). Whileit is difficult to precisely list the Projects Agreements until the final Project structure has beenagreed upon, possible agreements include: an Energy Conversion Agreement or Power Purchase Agreement (PPA); a Gas Supply Agreement(GSA), an Implementation Agreement (IA - to include a GoA sovereign guarantee along with other GoA's support), Land Lease Agreement(LLA) and any other direct agreements needed for the Project, i.e. connection agreement (which maybe be inside the PPA),environmental and/or water use agreement (the mode of operation of an IPP in Afghanistan ? as well as any contracts to be concludedwith GoA forthis purpose ? will need to be determined). A key task for the Advisor is to support GoA understand the package ofagreements it must put in place, depending on the deal structure which is decided. Assistance at theimplementation stageis expected to include: Headsof Terms review: the Mazar IPP Project Company will develop heads of terms (Heads of Terms) for the Project Agreements. TheAdvisors are expected to review these Heads of Terms and support GoA in reviewing and preparing comments on the Heads of Terms forcirculation to the Project Company. This would include advice on the risks that the GoA would assume given proposed positions, aswell as comments specifically on the appropriateness of contractual obligations of the parties,including: Risksto be assumed by each party; Performance standards to be achieved by the private partner; procedures for monitoring compliance with contractual obligations; dispute resolution mechanisms; exitand termination procedures; forcemajeureprocedures; and Payment regimes. Such advice should be providedwhile taking into account: (a) regional and international precedents; (b) local situation and its impact on Project implementationand investment requirements; and (c) the nature of the transaction as the first IPP inAfghanistan, which is also expected to serveas a basis for future transactions. Negotiation of Heads of Terms: the Advisors would be expected to support the GoA inthe negotiation and agreement onHeads of Terms prior to moving into the review and negotiation of draft agreements. All negotiations are expected to take place inKabul and/or Dubai. Review of Project Agreements: following agreement on Heads of Terms, the Project Company will prepare draft ProjectAgreements. The Advisor would review draft Project Agreements (both initial drafts and revised versions) and support GoA inreviewing the agreements and in providing written comments on the documentation. This would include: support in understanding clearly the risks that the GoA would assume upon entering into theagreements; support GoA in itsreview of proposed commercial terms (basedon the economic and financial analysis undertaken during the preparation phase). Negotiation of Project Agreements: the Advisors would be expected to support the GoA in the negotiation of the ProjectAgreements. Negotiations are expected to be held in Kabul and/or Dubai. Implementation support: upon agreement on final Project Agreements, the Advisors would be requested to support the GoAin the following: identification of all actionsrequiredto be taken by the GoA and other public parties and the timetable andsteps necessary for the successful completion of theseactions; and support to the GoA from a legal perspective in relation to meeting any conditions precedent under the ProjectAgreements and in the development of documentation necessary to evidence that the conditions precedent have beenmet. On-the job capacity building The Mazar IPP raises complexissues for the public stakeholders (MoMP, AGE, MEW, DABS and MOF) and assistance is needed for the completion of the Mazar IPPtransaction. The objective is also to set a precedent and encourage the development of otherpower generation projects - but also,more generally, PPPs and private investments. While the Advisor is primarily expected to assist in the finalization of the MazarIPP transaction, the cross-cutting/precedent setting dimension of the assistance should be kept in mind. The Advisors are thusexpected to provide on-the-job training to the staff ofthe ministries and other public entities (such as DABS, AGE) in orderforthem to be able to: (i) conclude the Project; (ii) manage the Project once the contract with the Advisors will have expired; (iii)increase their capacity to conclude similar transactions in the future. The Advisor must ensure a transfer of capacity during theassignment andthe Advisor should highlight how they propose to implement this capacity transfer through a capacity building plan tobe submitted to MoMP and other public stakeholders. The on-the-job training/capacitybuilding should focus ? to the extent possible ? on Tashkeel staff. Each government stakeholder (MoMP, AGE, MEW, DABS, MoF) shouldappoint one or two technical level Tashkeel staff which will be the main focal point(s) for the Mazar IPP[2]. To ensure sustainablecapacity building, the focal points should remain involve in the Mazar IPP during the life of the Project and therefore commit therequired time. METHODOLOGY Because the Project is stillat preparation stage, with discussions on going on its structure, some level offlexibility is needed in the definition of theresponsibilities of the Advisor? as well as for the delivery of services. As regards preparation phasein particular, the Advisor would be expected, as discussions on the structure advance, to advise the public stakeholders on themain parameters of the proposed transaction, from a technical, financial and legal point ofview. As regards the implementationphase, the Advisor would be expected to assist the public stakeholders in reviewing the overall legal structure proposed ? and thenreviewing and negotiating the Project agreements, so as to ensure that: (i) contractual structure and contractual terms are incompliance with good businesspractices in the industry; and (ii) the interest of the GoA and relevant public parties involved areproperly assessed, understood and defended. As regards the capacitybuilding dimension, the Advisor would be expected to address both needs for the Project itself (preparation, implementation andcontract management) - andneeds to ensure some sustainability and replicability of thetrainingprovided. Qualifications: The Consultant shall be alegally registered entity with core competency as a financial, legal or mining consultant, expertise in related infrastructural,legal and financial matters, and international experience. The team proposed by the Consultant shall have relevant educationcertification, including academic degrees from accredited universities. The team shall have at least ten (10) years' experience inthe mining sector specific to strategic planning, technical assessment, and legal and regulatory development. The Consultant musthave provided strategic planning advisory services related to mining within the last five (5) years and be familiar with currentmining practices and trends, specifically in Asia, international best practi ?      The firms shall be financially sound with average annual turnoverof equal or more than (US$ 2,000,000) during the last five years (2010 to 2015);and the generalinternational miningenvironment. The attentionof interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDACredits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers [January 2011, revised July2014.] ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. The Ministry of Mines and Petroleum hereby invites eligible consultants to indicate their interest in providing the servicesdescribed herein. The expression of interest shall be evaluated based on following criteria: (a) age of the firm and nature of theconsultancy assignment for which the consultant firm is registered (core competency); (b) general experience of the firm in thespecific sector; (c) experience in similar sector and country conditions; and (d) availability of appropriate skills among staffand resources. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures,description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.). Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhancetheir qualifications (consultants are required to clearly mention either of the two terms "Joint Venture" or "Sub-consultancy"where applicable: refer to Para 1.9 ofthe Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants, January 2011, revised July2014.). INDICATIVE TIMELINE The proposed timeline of the contract is for 9 monthstill (30th June 2016) from the signing date of the contract. For key staff, the man-month level of efforts is estimatedat: (35-40 man months over a 9 months period). A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Selection Based on Consultant's Qualification (CQS)method set out in the Consultant Guidelines (January 2011 revised July 2014). Interested firms and agencies may obtain further information atthe address below during regular office hours (Saturday to Wednesday, 08:00 ? 14:00 hrs AFST).Interested firms and agencies may obtain the Terms of Reference by email to below address and also the Terms of Reference attachedseparately. This notice for Expression of Interest has also been posted onwebsites http://www.mom.gov.af, http://www.acci.org.af, http://www.ards.gov.af (NPA) and https://www.devbusiness.com Expressions of interest must be delivered to the email address below by no later than 21 August 2015, 14:00 localtime. Expression of Interest with allrelevant information and documents must be submitted and subscribed "Expression of Interest for - "Consultancy Services of Transaction Advisors for Mazar Independent PowerPlant" Reference No. MOMP/PMU/CT-II-34 must bequoted in all correspondence, including the Expression of Interest. Ministry of Mines and Petroleum, Program Management Unit (PMU) Attention: Abdul MubeenShahab, Acting Executive and Director Afghanistan ResourceCorridors Project (ARCP)-World Bank Funded. Ministry of Mines andPetroleum (MoMP) Address:   Pashtunistan Watt, Kabul - Afghanistan Afghanistan Geological Survey Building (AGS), 2nd floor, Annex Building, Closeto Abdul Haq Four-way, 2ndMakrorayan, Kabul, Afghanistan. Email: mshahab@mom.gov.af copy to tariq.pmu@gmail.com
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