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SAMGORI SOUTH DOME UNDERGROUND GAS STORAGE

 | Published April 13, 2017  -  Deadline May 13, 2018
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Georgian Oil and Gas Corporation JSC (hereinafter the “Company”), a company organised and existing under the laws of Georgia is currently considering a possibility of using the proceeds of a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the Bank) for the financing of the development, construction and operation of the Underground Gas Storage Facility (the “USG” or the "Project") through conversion of the Samgori South Dome (SSD) depleted field (Block XI) into an underground storage of natural gas. The Company is fully owned by the state.

A detailed Feasibility Study for the evaluation of the establishment of the UGS at Samgori South Dome depleted field (Block XI) with a volume of 210 to 280 million cm has been performed by Geostock in 2015‐ 2016. The conducted Feasibility Study in general confirmed technical possibility to construct underground gas storage provided that caprock is gas tight, impact on neighboring activities is controllable, and depth of spill point is as production data make it possible to evaluate.

The total costs of the UGS are currently estimated at around USD 270 Million. The facilities to be constructed include a Central Gas Processing station (CGPS), a Gas Metering Station (GMS), a specific Power station, 2 pipelines to and from the main trunkline (approximately 8 km), 2 cluster pads for injection / withdrawal, 13 new wells including 6 gas injection/withdrawal, 3 reservoir monitoring + 3 upper formation monitoring, 1 water disposal (re-injection), and the Plugging and abandonment of 15 existing wells (not gas tight).

 The proposed project will require the procurement of the following goods, works and services:

  • Contract(s) for Supply and Installation of Plant and Equipment for the Project (detailed Procurement plan under preparation);

Tendering for the above Contracts will be conducted in line with EBRD’s Procurement Policies and Rules for Public Sector Operations and is expected to commence during Q4 2017.

 Contracts to be financed with the proceeds of a loan from the Bank will be subject to the Bank's Procurement Policies and Rules and will be open to firms from any country. The proceeds of the Bank's loan will not be used for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, for any import of goods, if such payment or import is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations or under a law of official regulation of the Purchaser's country.

Interested suppliers, contractors and consultants should contact

 

DAVID ONIANI

ADVISOR, STRATEGIC PLANNING & FUNDING

GEORGIAN OIL AND GAS CORPORATION

21 Kakheti Highway

Tbilisi 0190, Georgia

Tel: +995-322-244-040

Fax: +995-322-244-041

Web: http://www.gogc.ge

Email: ugs@gogc.ge

 

 

Georgia: Advisory Support to Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission (GNERC)

 | Published March 5, 2015  -  Deadline April 2, 2015
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Assignment Description: The Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission (GNERC or the Client) has requested the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the EBRD or the Bank) to provide technical assistance to conduct a comprehensive review of the electricity and gas sectors in Georgia. Reviewing the key aspects of the electricity and gas sectors will ultimately enable GNERC to make appropriate decisions to improve the ways in which the sectors operate, particularly adopting the best European practices. Now the Client seeks to select and engage an experienced consultancy company (the Consultant) to perform a review and provide advice to GNERC on the electricity and gas sectors in Georgia, specifically on such aspects as (i) loss calculation; (ii) mandatory reliability standards; (iii) gas sector licensing rules; (iv) investment appraisal; (v) gas sector unbundling; and (vi) accounting system (the Assignment). The selected Consultant is expected to provide the following services: Review of existing Georgian methodology of loss calculation in electricity and natural gas. Examination of the best European practice related to the methods for loss calculation and approaches for the loss reduction in the electricity and natural gas network; Review of the best European experience related to mandatory reliability standards, analysis of violations and incentive mechanisms both in electricity and natural gas sectors; Review of existing licensing rules for the participants of the natural gas sector in Georgia. Examination of the best European practice related to modern approaches of licensing regulation; Examination of the best European experience related to general principles of investment appraisal in electricity and natural gas sectors; Examination of the best European experience related to general principles of Unbundling of Activities. Examination of the best European experience related to Natural Gas Market Model; Implementation of Uniform System of Accounting in electricity sector. Status of Selection Process: Interested firms or groups of firms are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest. Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in July 2015 and has an estimated overall duration of 12 months. Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 298,500 (exclusive of VAT). The Consultant must determine whether any indirect taxes/VAT are chargeable on the proposed services and state the basis for such. If any indirect taxes/VAT are payable, the Client will have to pay indirect taxes/VAT element to the services directly to the Consultant unless otherwise agreed. Funding Source: This Assignment is funded by the EBRD Shareholder Special Fund. Please note selection and contracting will be subject to the availability of funding. Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions. Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms with previous project experience in: - reviewing market regulation of electricity and gas sectors; - providing advisory support to government authorities, preferably regulators. Previous relevant project experience in Georgia will be considered an advantage. The Consultant’s expert team is expected to include key experts as follows: (a) Project Manager with experience in electricity and gas regulation; (b) Senior consultants with experience in electricity and gas regulation; (c) Legal experts with experience in electricity and gas regulation. All members of the Consultant’s team shall be fluent in English. Good knowledge of Georgian language will be considered an advantage. It is recommended that a part of the Assignment is carried out by local consultants. Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants seeking to be selected for this Assignment, the information submitted should include the following: 1. Company/group of firms’ profile, organisation and staffing (max. 2-4 pages); 2. Details of previous project experience or similar assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contract value, contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), main activities, objectives; 3. CVs of key experts who could carry out the Assignment detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments, particularly assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, main activities, objectives. 4. Completed Consultant Declaration Form and Contact Sheet, the template for which is available from the following web-link: http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet.doc. The above information should not exceed 25 pages excluding CVs and contact sheet. One original and one hardcopy in English of the expression of interest (EOI), shall be submitted to the Client/Executing Agency, in an envelope marked “Expression of Interest for Advisory Support to GNERC (TCS ID 46359)”, to reach the Client not later than the due date and time. One electronic copy in English should be submitted to the Client/Executing Agency’s contact person by email by the same due date and time. One electronic copy (by email), in English, should be submitted to the EBRD’s contact person by the same due date. Executing Agency (Client): The Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission (GNERC). The Client Contact Person: Mari Ioseliani Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission 19 Mitskevich str. 0194 Tbilisi Georgia Tel.: +995 322 42 01 80 E-mail: m.ioseliani@gnerc.org Bank Contact Person: Sophie Medert Technical Co-operation European Bank for Reconstruction and Development One Exchange Square London EC2A 2JN United Kingdom Tel: + 44 20 7338 7371 e-mail: mederts@ebrd.com Notes: 1. Following this invitation for expressions of interest, a shortlist of qualified firms will be formally invited to submit proposals. Consultant selection and contracting will be subject to availability of funding. 2. The evaluation criteria are as follows: (a) Firm’s previous experience in reviewing electricity and gas regulation, preferably in Georgia – 30%; (b) Firm’s previous experience in advising government authorities, preferably regulators and preferably in Georgia – 30%; (c) CVs of key experts – 40%.

Adjara Solid Waste Management Project

 | Published February 10, 2017  -  Deadline April 3, 2017
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Construction of a new sanitary landfill in Tsetskhlauri

THIS IS AN UPDATE OF THE ORIGINAL NOTICE. PLEASE NOTE UPDATED CONTACT DETAILS.

 

This Invitation for Tenders follows the General Procurement Notice for this project which was published on the EBRD website, Procurement Notices (www.ebrd.com) on 22 December 2015.

Higiena 2009 Ltd (hereinafter referred to as “the Employer”), a company established by the Autonomous Republic of Adjara (“Adjara”) to own and operate the landfill facility, intends to use the proceeds of a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the Bank) and an investment grant from the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) for a project to improve solid waste management services in Adjara.

The Employer now invites sealed tenders from contractors for the following contract to be funded from part of the proceeds of the loan:

Construction of a new sanitary landfill with auxiliary facilities in Tsetskhlauri

Tendering for contracts to be financed with the proceeds of a loan from the Bank and a grant from Sida is open to firms from any country.

To be qualified for the award of a contract, tenderers must satisfy the following minimum criteria:

  • The Tenderer shall have an average annual turnover as prime contractor over the last five (5) years (i.e. 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015) years of not less than EUR 5.5 (five and a half) million equivalent
  • The Tenderer shall demonstrate that it has access to, or has available, liquid assets, unencumbered real assets, lines of credit, and other financial means sufficient to meet the construction cash flow for the contract for a period of 4 (four) months, estimated as not less than EUR0.8 million equivalent, taking into account the applicant's commitments for other contracts.
  • The Tenderer shall demonstrate that it has successful experience as prime contractor and has executed at least three (3) projects of a nature and complexity comparable to the proposed contract within the last seven (7) years, each project with no less than 2.700.000 (two million and seven hundred thousand) EUR with issued Employer’s Certificate.
  • The Tenderer shall demonstrate that it has following successful specific experience as part of the above three or other contracts:
  1. Construction of landfills or dams or road earth works or similar engineered compacted fill bulk earthworks contracts with a minimum fill volume of 50,000 m3 in one contract.
  2. Construction of impermeable liner of Bentonite and geotextile requiring welding of joints of at least 20,000 m2.
  3. Construction of wastewater or leachate treatment plant with pond system treatment with a minimum flow of 1,000 m3/day and pollution load of 500 kg BOD5/day.
  4. Construction of Gas collection or power systems

Contracts to be financed with the proceeds of a loan from the Bank and a grant from SIDA will be subject to the Bank's Procurement Policies and Rules and will be open to firms from any country. The proceeds of the Bank's loan will not be used for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, of for any import of goods, if such payment or import is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations or under a law of official regulation of the Purchaser's country.

Tender documents may be obtained from the office at the address below upon payment of a non-refundable fee of USD 200 or equivalent in another convertible currency or Georgian Lari, calculated at the exchange of the National Bank of Georgia on the date of payment.

Bank details:
Payee: Higiena 2009 Ltd.
Payee’s bank:  Terabank, SWIFT: TEBAGE22
A/c #: GE98KS0000000340800017
Payment reference: Fee for landfill tender documents

Upon receipt of appropriate evidence of payment of the non-refundable fee, the documents will promptly be dispatched by courier; however, no liability can be accepted for their loss or late delivery. In addition, if requested, the documents can be dispatched electronically after presentation by the prospective tenderer of an appropriate evidence of payment of the non-refundable fee. In the event of discrepancy between electronic and hard copies of the documents, the hard copy shall prevail.

All tenders must be accompanied by a tender security of EUR 100,000 (one hundred thousand) or its equivalent in another convertible currency or Georgian Lari, calculated at the exchange rate of the National Bank of Georgia on the date of issuing of the security.

Tenders must be delivered to the office at the address below on or before 03 April 2017 at 15:00 local time, at which time they will be opened in the presence of those tenderers’ representatives who choose to attend.

A register of potential tenderers who have purchased the tender documents may be inspected at the address below.

Prospective tenderers may obtain further information from, and inspect and acquire the tender documents at, the following office:

 

Mr Giorgi Lomtatidze, Director
DirectorHigiena 2009 Ltd
Tamari, settlement - Refinery Administration Building
Batumi 6010
Republic of Georgia
Tel: +995 599373630

Email: Higiena2009@gmail.com

REG & MUNI INFRA DEV II - P147521

Municipal Development Fund of Georgia | Published November 3, 2014  -  Deadline November 17, 2014
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Consulting Services For Supervision Of Civil Works (phase 1) REQUEST FOREXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES ? FIRMSSELECTION) GEORGIA SECOND REGIONAL AND MUNICIPALINFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT (SRMIDP) ?P147521 Loan No. 8380-GE AssignmentTitle: Consulting Services forSupervision of Civil Works (phase 1) to be implemented under Second Regionaland Municipal Infrastructure Development Project (SRMIDP) ReferenceNo: SRMIDP/C/QCBS/01-2014 Georgia has received Credit from theWorld Bank (WB) and Grant from Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) toward thecost of the Second Regional and Municipal InfrastructureDevelopment Project, and intends toapply part of the proceeds for consulting services. The consulting services ("theServices") include organizing day-to-day construction supervision of thecivil works, which should be implemented in Georgia. The civil works contracts,to be supervised, will include a variety of works, such as roads, waterand sanitation, wastewater treatment, solid waste management, street lighting,municipal markets, community facilities, bridges, tunnels, sport facilities,health and educational facilities, communication lines, gas supply, bankreinforcement. The main objectiveof the assignment isto supervise  the ongoing contracts ofconstruction or/and rehabilitation works, as the Project Manager on behalf ofthe Employer Municipal Development Fund of Georgia (MDF) in accordancewith the provisions of the signed contracts between MDF and the contractors in orderto insure the following: a) High quality of construction inadherence to the valid standards of Georgia andinternational standardsand best practices; b) Adherence to the requirements ofvalid design (draft, detailed), specifications and performance standards byimplementation of the provisions of the technical specifications and otherprovisions of the construction contracts; c) Completion of works in accordancewith the construction schedules of the construction contracts. That in turn will result in long-termsustainability and efficient operation of the completed works. d) Adherence to the World Banksafeguards policies. In general, subprojects supervision ofwhich envisaged under this assignment are located in various towns and villagesof Georgia. The tentative duration of theassignment is 12 months, commencing approximately in February2015. SRMIDP envisages second phase of civil works, which currently arenot included in the scope of supervision assignment.  Based on the needand subject to satisfactory performance of the Consultant, the Clientmayextend the service of the consultant for the second phase of civil workspackages based on the conditions of the initially negotiated contract. The Municipal Development Fund of Georgia nowinvites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate theirinterest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provideinformation demonstrating that they have the required qualifications andrelevant experience to perform the Services. Expressionof interest should cover, but not limited to: corporate profile, years inbusiness, experience relevant to the project activities, key staff resources,and core business. The shortlisting criteria are: Similar experience within thelast 7 years (i.e. since January 2007). Similar experience impliesexperience in supervisionof construction and rehabilitation works of buildings, roads andwatersupply systems. General experience. Note: theMDF reserves it's right to verify submitted references and use obtainedinformation for evaluation purposes. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the WorldBank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment ofConsultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World BankBorrowers - January 2011, revised July, 2014. ("ConsultantGuidelines"),settingforth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. Consultants may associate with otherfirms. (Please takeinto account that form of association acceptable for the World Bank is eithersub-consultancy or Joint-Venture and submission must clearly indicatethenature of the association. The experience of sub-consultants will notbe takeninto account while evaluating the corporate experience of the consultant). Experience in the projectsrelevant to the assignment should be submitted in the Form N1 uploaded at MDFwebsite on the following link: http://mdf.org.ge/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Form-for-References.pdf The consultants arestrongly recommended to limit their Expression of Interest to 30pages. Company brochures may be included as an Annex, and will not beaffected by the limit of 30 pages. A Consultant will be selected inaccordance with the Quality and Cost Based Selection Method (QCBS) method setout in Section II of the   Guidelines: Selection and Employment ofConsultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World BankBorrowers - January 2011, revised July, 2014. Further information can be obtained atthe address below during office hours from 09:00 a.m. to 18:00 p.m. atProcurement Unit of MDF, Phone number: +99532 2437001, extension 407,Mr. IrakliParesishvili, Head of the Procurement Unit. Expressions of interest must be delivered in Englishin a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or bye-mail) by November 17, 2014, at 17:00. MunicipalDevelopment Fund of Georgia Attn:Mr.Ilia Darchiashvili, First Deputy Executive Director of MDF 150DavidAgmashenebeli Av., 0112, Tbilisi, Georgia Tel.:+99532 2437001or/02/03/04 Fax: +99532 2437077; E-mail:procurement@mdf.org.ge

Tbilisi Waste Management Project: Feasibility Study

 | Published April 21, 2015  -  Deadline May 12, 2015
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Assignment Description:
The City of Tbilisi (the Client) has requested the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the EBRD or the Bank) to provide technical assistance for upgrading the standards of its solid waste management operations, including investing in the collection infrastructure, introducing recycling and upgrading the current landfill (the Project).
The Bank now intends to engage a consulting company (the Consultant) to assess the feasibility of the investment in solid waste management operations and prepare a bankable Project. In particular, the Consultant should prepare a detailed feasibility study including technical and financial aspects. This Project will be based on an effective least cost investment programme. The investment plan will be justified on the basis of thorough technical, financial and economic analysis. Furthermore, the Consultant will develop an efficient Project Implementation Plan, including procurement schedule, and carry out an energy saving assessment (including resource utilisation and the impact on GHG emissions) of the investment programme.

The Consultant will complete a detailed feasibility report, confirming the feasibility, affordability and safety of the Project including the technical, financial and economic feasibility of the proposed facilities.

The technical solutions to be applied have to base on the best available and reliable technology.

Specific objectives of the assignment shall include, inter alia:

- To review the needs in the City, definition and establishment of the area to be covered with the municipal solid waste management system;
- To carry out an alternative analysis for site and design selection and verify the suitability of any proposed technology as the best option for waste management, separation, recycling and disposal;
- To review and analyse the current situation of the waste treatment/separation/landfilling in Tbilisi in terms of condition of major equipment and facilities, recent past years performances, operation and maintenance (O&M) practices, capacity of the City to manage and address all relevant environmental and social risks and impacts, compliance with national laws and regulations and any liability issues;
- To prepare detailed investments on the basis of waste measurement and characterisation and recommendation of the most cost-effective waste management technology solutions;
- To advise regarding the most suitable commercially available technologies for efficient and environmentally and socially acceptable integrated waste management plant and to advise regarding the capabilities of the most prominent regional and other manufacturers of equipment that can be used for the Facilities;
- To prepare remediation/closure design and implementation plan for closing of the existing City landfill in Tbilisi, if required;
- Provide tender evaluation support for ongoing procurement activities for the new waste processing plant;
- Estimate potential reductions in Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions arising from utilisation of biogas from existing and planned waste management sites;
- To prepare financial projections for selected waste treatment facilities; the projections shall be fully consistent with the proposed Project, strategic development plan and be based on prudent assumptions on the Company revenues and expenditures. Financial projections shall include annual balance sheets, income and cash flow statements;
- To prepare implementation arrangements including the need of technical supervision, to be envisaged for the successful implementation of the project. Determination of an efficient implementation strategy for the investments under the Project;
- To explore the possibilities and challenges related to a decentralised ownership and control of the new facilities and all related activities including collection (ideally outsourced), tariff setting, and electricity generation.

The overall report should meet the requirements that will allow the Company to raise tariffs and include debt service under the proposed loan into the tariff structure.

The Consultant is expected to provide the following services:

1. Baseline Study
- Market Review
- Legal and Institutional Framework
- Demand and affordability assessment
- Waste Tariff Setting
- Green Electricity Tariff Setting
- Estimation on GHG emissions reductions and the impact of model shift

2. Investment Project
- Implementation plan
- Institutional development plan
- Assessment of the appropriateness of the proposed technologies

3. Financial Analysis
- Operational efficiency assessment
- Financial Projections
- Economic assessment

4. Project implementation plan


Assignment Start Date and Duration: The assignment is expected to start in June 2015 and has an estimated overall duration of 5 months.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 250,000; exclusive of VAT.

The consultant must determine whether any VAT would be chargeable on the services and the basis for that determination, without taking into consideration the Bank's special status as an IFI and state this to the Bank in their response to the Invitation for Expressions of Interest. To the extent that a consultant incurs input VAT on goods and services purhcased in connection with the provision of services (e.g. VAT on airline ticket) which is not otherwise recoverable by the consultant from the local tax authority, the gross cost to the consultant of such expenses shall be treated as a reimbursable expense.

Funding Source: Austrian Fund for Municipal Infrastructure.

Eligibility: Consultancy firms shall be entities registered in Austria and all experts proposed by the entity to work on the assignment must be either Austrian nationals or permanent residents of Austria. However, up to a maximum of 25% of the maximum contract amount may be used to finance services of local experts who are nationals of Georgia or consultancy firms of Georgia.

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms with previous project experience in developing modern 'solid waste management facility' projects, improvement in waste management practices, solid waste value recovery facilities, the financial and technical issues of the sector, investment and operating costs and practices, in accordance with the relevant Georgian and European Union environmental laws and standards.

The Consultant should have previous experience of similar assignments in Georgia and/or in Eastern Europe or the Caucasus region.
Based on the fields of expertise and the tasks mentioned above, it is proposed that the team of the Consultant should consist at least of the following expatriate and local experts:
- Project Manager/Team Leader with preferably 15 years professional experience in the field of waste management, and with comprehensive experience of similar assignments in Eastern Europe or the Caucasus, as well as in institutional and commercial management of waste management Company. He/she should demonstrate management and administration experience, including experience with procedures of international financing agencies (preferably EBRD procedures). The large number of different tasks and the complexity of administrational procedures require a permanent presence of the Project Manager in Georgia during the project period of intensive work on preparation of the Feasibility Study;
- Financial specialists with knowledge of the public financing and modelling;
- Technical specialists and solid waste management engineers;
- Climate Change Expert with extensive experience in evaluation in climate change;
- Institutional expert with experience of similar assignments;
- Legal expert with relevant experience in the areas of natural monopolies regulation and knowledge of Georgian tariff legislation;
- Local experts with good communication skills and evidence technical knowledge of modern waste management practice.
The Consultant's team should include experts fluent in Georgian language.

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

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

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

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

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

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

5. A copy of the Consultant's valid company registration certificate confirming that the firm is registered in Austria.

The above information should not exceed 25 pages excluding CVs and Consultant Declaration Form and Contact Sheet.

The complete expression of interest (including CVs, Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet) should be submitted, in English, electronically through e-Selection, to reach the Bank not later than the closing date. The expression of interest shall be one file (pdf). The EBRD reserves the right to reject applications of firms submitting more than one file. Only if the permissible file size is exceeded (4MB), the Consultant may split the expression of interest into further files.
Bank Contact Person:

Elena Kolodiy
Technical Co-operation
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: + 44 20 7338 6765
e-mail: kolodiyo@ebrd.com (submissions should be sent through eSelection and NOT to this email address)

Note:
1. The selection will normally be made from responses to this notification only. Consultants will not be asked to submit a proposal. The highest-ranked Consultant will be selected from a shortlist and be invited to negotiate the contract.

2. The evaluation criteria are as follows:
- Firm's practical experience in developing feasibility studies for IFIs and a good knowledge of IFI procedures and rules on public procurement and disbursement policies - 10%

- Firm's deep knowledge of the solid waste sector, with international experience, specifically institutional and legal framework aspects, local financial management standards, professional standards of technical knowledge internationally as well as in the region - 25%

- Qualifications and competence of the consultant's team of experts to include: project manager, technical specialists, financial analyst, climate change expert, legal expert, and local experts (with Georgian communication skills) - 65%

Georgia: Assistance with the Drafting of the First National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (Phase I)

 | Published November 17, 2014  -  Deadline December 8, 2014
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Georgia: Assistance with the Drafting of the First National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (Phase I) Background: Georgia does not have significant oil and gas reserves and until recently it imported almost two-thirds of its primary energy from external sources. Georgia's heavy energy dependence on energy imports and the need to strengthen national energy security are key energy challenges for the country. Energy efficiency ("EE") is likely to help address energy demand and energy security concerns. Efficient energy use reduces the amount of energy necessary to produce products and services, which effectively reduces energy demand. Georgia has a substantial potential for EE improvements largely because of the high levels of energy intensity of its economy in comparison with European standards. Despite government's awareness of the need for introducing EE standards and measures to improve the energy supply and security situation in the country, little has been done in the field. A dedicated policy approach is needed to promoting EE in the country, which would include an assessment of the EE potential and would set EE policy targets in various sectors. The first step would be the adoption of the country's first National Energy Efficiency Action Plan ("NEEAP"), which is a requirement both for European Union ("EU") Member States under the EU Energy Efficiency acquis and for the Energy Community Contracting Parties. The NEEAP is a strategic policy document that sets the country's overall and intermediate national indicative energy savings targets for the public and private sectors and proposes concrete measures and actions to meet these targets. As a long-standing partner to Georgia, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the "EBRD" or the "Bank") supports the country's sustainable energy development through investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency, which have contributed considerable CO2 savings, and through technical assistance (e.g., support to the Tbilisi municipality with the preparation of a Sustainable Energy Efficiency Action Plan ("SEEAP")). Assignment Description: To help Georgia ensure that it can successfully improve the EE standards and performance of the economy, the EBRD intends to retain a consultant (the "Consultant") to assist the Ministry with the preparation, drafting, adoption process and publishing of the country's first NEEAP (the "Assignment"). The NEEAP shall identify significant EE improvement measures and expected energy savings in all sectors (e.g., buildings, transport, power, products, processes and services) taking account of the country's potential and national EE targets, with a view to achieving high EE performance of the economy. The EBRD will retain a team of experts to work with the Ministry in fulfilling the Project's objectives. This Consultant will report to the Ministry and EBRD, and will keep the Energy Community Secretariat ("ECS") informed, ensuring that the work under this Project is conducted with due regard to ECS's guidance and is reflective of the practices of the ECS and other ECT Contracting Countries. The Consultant will carry out the following tasks: 1. In co-operation with the Ministry, the Consultant will carry out research and draft a NEEAP for Georgia and support the Government with its adoption and dissemination. The Consultant will assist the Ministry with the development of an EE policy concept as requested. The NEEAP shall be drafted in accordance with the structure and content provided in the NEEAP template prepared by the ECS to assist the Contracting Parties in drafting their first action plans, and should be acceptable on submission to the ECS as fully compliant with these requirements. To achieve this, the Consultant shall ensure that the requirements specified in the relevant EU Directive are incorporated in the NEEAP in a logical and integrated manner. 2. In addition, the NEEAP should cover significant EE improvement measures and expected/achieved energy savings, including those in the supply, transmission and distribution of energy and its end-uses. The minimum requirements for the harmonised template of a NEEAP, which will be fulfilled by the NEEAP drafted by the Consultant, are summarised in the relevant EU Directive. The document will also provide a timeline for the adoption and/or implementation of the different measures, clearly identifying a roadmap for the actions included in the NEEAP. 3. In addition to these, the NEEAP will contain (nonexclusively) the analysis, conclusions and recommendations arising from the tasks set out below: a. Background Assessment and Statistical Analysis, including recommendation for significant EE improvement measures and expected/ achieved energy savings in each main economic sector and how these can contribute towards Georgia's achieving its national energy targets etc; b. Analysis and Target Development, including calculating sector-level EE targets for Georgia and agree these with the government and an implementation plan; c. Policy Proposals, including recommendation for specific policy and regulatory measures, measures to support the widespread application of cost-effective technological innovations and measures to support the successful development and adoption of an EE incentive mechanism for utilities; d. NEEAP Implementation Pathway, including proposing: a Monitoring, Reporting and Verification system, a multi-year communications plan to increase public awareness nationwide, recommendation for specific legislative and regulatory changes etc; e. Support to the Client during the intra-government process. Status of Selection Process: Interested firms or groups of firms are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest. Assignment Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in Q1 2015 and has an estimated overall duration of 8 months and might be extended subject to the performance of the consultant, the need of the Bank and the availability of funding. Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 275,000; exclusive of VAT. The consultant must determine whether any VAT would be chargeable on the services and the basis for that determination, without taking into consideration the Bank's special status as an IFI and state this to the Bank in their response to the Invitation for Expressions of Interest. To the extent that a consultant incurs input VAT on goods and services purhcased in connection with the provision of services (e.g. VAT on airline ticket) which is not otherwise recoverable by the consultant from the local tax authority, the gross cost to the consultant of such expenses shall be treated as a reimbursable expense. Funding Source: It is anticipated that the contract will be financed through the EBRD's donor funded Technical Cooperation Funds Programme. Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions. Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms with extensive previous project experience in energy efficiency in all sectors (e.g., buildings, transport, power, products, processes and services) and management of large advisory projects working with public administrations with successful track record. The Consultant's expert team is expected to include key experts as follows: a. International policy and legal drafting and advisory expert with preferably 15 years professional experience in working with countries from the region in harmonising their legislation with the EU EE acquis; b. International economic and financial expert with preferably 10 years in working with countries from the region on improving their energy and energy efficiency sector performance, including in-depth knowledge of EU BREFs and EU policy, and experience in energy policy development and energy efficiency economics; c. International industrial engineer with preferably 10 years previous professional experience and in-depth knowledge of key sectors (including building and power sectors) of energy consumption and BAT energy measures, and industrial EE project management in these sectors; d. It would be an advantageous to include a social expert with preferably 7 years of previous professional experience in assessing and mitigating the effect of new policies and regulatory measures on affected groups and a short term expert (if not covered by one of the above mentioned experts) who has previous working experience in drafting at least one communication/awareness raising plan. e. Local policy, economic and/or regulatory expert with preferably 7 years in working on policy and regulation for energy and energy efficiency in Georgia and knowledge of the EU energy efficiency policy and legislation. For all experts strong spoken and written English is required. Consultant shall organise Georgian translation and editorial capacity to revise highly-technical documents with policy implications. Having already worked on a NEEAP would be an advantage for the key experts. Submission Requirements: Interested consultants are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest. In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants seeking to be selected for this Assignment, the information submitted should include the following: 1. Company/group of firms' profile, organisation and staffing (max. 2-4 pages); 2. Details of previous project experience or similar assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contract value, contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided (if different from duration) , main activities, objectives; 3. A proposed approach for implementing the assignment (including a workplan) and team allocation for selected number of activities (max. 5 pages). 4. CVs of key experts who could be available to work on the Assignment; 5. Completed Consultant Declaration Form and Contact Sheet, the template for which is available from the following web-link: http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet.doc. The above information should not exceed 30 pages excluding CVs and the Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet. The complete expression of interest (including CVs, Contact Sheet and Consultant Declaration Form) shall be one file (pdf or Word) to be uploaded to eSelection. EBRD reserves the right to reject applications of firms submitting more than one file. Only if the permissible file size (4MB) is exceeded, the Consultant may split the expression of interest into further files. Expressions of Interest should be submitted, in English, electronically through eSelection to reach the Bank not later than the closing date indicated above at 23:59 London time. Bank Contact Person: Jenny Scheffel Advisor, Technical Cooperation Team European Bank for Reconstruction and Development One Exchange Square London EC2A 2JN, United Kingdom Tel: + 44 20 7338 7088 e-mail: scheffej@ebrd.com (submissions should be sent through eSelection and NOT to this email address) Notes: 1. Selection and contracting will normally be made from responses to this notification. The consultant will be selected from a shortlist, subject to availability of funding. 2. The Evaluation criteria are as follows: (a) Firm's or group of firms' previous project experience related to similar scope of work as described in section Consultant Profile (20%); (b) Firm's or group of firms' previous project experience in the Caucasus region (10%) (c) CV of key experts (40%). (d) Approach including workplan and team allocation (30%).

Tbilisi Bus Project - Tbilisi Bus Restructuring Study

 | Published May 5, 2016  -  Deadline June 3, 2016
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Project Description: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “EBRD” or the “Bank”) is supporting urban transport under the Tbilisi Bus Project for bus fleet replacement, initially under Tbilisi Transport Company Ltd (the “Company”) and related support for corporate development of the Company; preparation of Public Service Contract (“PSC”) between the City of Tbilisi (the “Client”) and the Company as well as the study for restructuring of the bus network under this Project.  It is intended that a further fleet renewal programme may be targeted to potential private sector operators, including possible bus lease arrangements.

Assignment Description: The Client has requested the Bank to provide technical assistance for the bus fleet replacement, including the purchase of 175 new Compressed Natural Gas (“CNG”) buses (the “TC Project”).

The Client now intends to retain a consulting company (the “Consultant”) to undertake a Bus Restructuring Study (the “Study”) providing a new bus route structure and automated fare collection system for the complete bus network (the “Assignment”).

The objective of the Assignment is to assist the City in developing and adopting a new bus network and tariff system to ensure operational efficiency, full integration of the ticketing system, enabling competitive tendering for future bus routes, while also enabling the City to acquire acceptable safety and environmental standards. The Study shall be conducted in two phases, the  first phase shall comprise, (i) review of public transport sector, bus operations and tariff system; (ii) new route planning based on updated network and ridership survey; (iii) institutional and regulatory framework; (iv) tariff study and affordability; (v) definition of integrated AFC system; (vi) initial business plan for AFC implementation and, the second phase, (vii) new route tendering plan both for revision of existing public, private bus and minibus operators and for new route tenders; (viii) contract provisions for bus and AFC operations; (ix) technical requirements for AFC system, suitable for system tendering under install and operate contracts and (x) final business plan for AFC implementation.

The selected Consultant is expected to provide the following services:

Phase 1: Define Requirements for New Bus Route and AFC System and Establish Initial Business Case

Task 1. Public Transport Sector Overview – provide an overview of the current fare revenue collection and enforcement system on municipal and privately rendered services.

Task 2. Operational Study of the Bus Sector – document organisation and operational set up as well as economics of current ticketing systems (both in the public and private sectors) as well as a breakdown of costs (organisation, production, distribution, validation and enforcement) ensuring comprehensive consultation with existing bus operators on current operating conditions, route restructuring, planned improvements in fleet, services and stakeholders (including bus users) on level of service of bus services (quality, frequency, reliability, affordability etc)

Task 3. Route Planning Study and Bus Fleet Renewal Programme – provide assistance from market and financial perspectives in developing a revised bus route network to better respond to user travel needs, reduce operating costs by expanding standard bus services and improving inter-modality and transfer and  assess the investment and operational expenditure of the bus fleet and estimate the supply cost, including conducting a comparison of other recently procured buses of similar nature in the region and Europe to substantiate the assessment.

Task 4. Legal and Regulatory Framework for Bus Operations and Fare Collection – conduct a legal review for the definition of the Project design and preparation of the Automated Fare Collection System.

Task 5. Tariff Study and Affordability – provide a comprehensive review of structure and application of existing tariffs on the public transport system in Tbilisi.

Task 6. Design and scope of new integrated AFC system – recommend the most appropriate means for the upgrade and expansion of the e-ticketing system to all public transport including private-run services and recommend to the City an expanded system that fulfils the goals of providing an efficient, reliable system of fare collection on an electronic basis.

Task 7.  Implementation Plan and Initial Business Plan – initiate Business Plan with a Financial Model.

Task 8. Policy Paper for Urban Public Transport Reform – preparation of a summary policy paper, suitable for review and approval by the City council.

Phase 2: Route tendering plan, AFC specifications and model operating contract for bus operations

Task 9. Route tendering plan – based on tasks conducted under Phase 1 define a detailed route restructuring plan and schedule.

Task 10. Technical specifications and tendering strategy for AFC System – based on technical definition developed under Task 6 and implementation plan developed under Task 7, prepare the complete technical specifications for the Automatic Fare Collection system to be implemented under Phase 1 including all system components, interface standards and performance requirements.

Task 11. Prepare draft model contract for bus operations – based on the proposed route structure under Task 9, develop a supporting financial model for the review and comments of the City representing the before and after situation for each operator including key milestones in the reform process.

Task 12. Capacity building of City in contract award and monitoring – work with the City to develop capacity and technical knowledge to effectively monitor new draft model contract and Public Service Contracts (“PSC”) with Tbilisi Transport Company Ltd.

Task 13. Updated Implementation Plan and Business Plan – following the implementation plan and business plan developed under Task 7, update the proposed schedule and action plan for implementation of the complete revised route restructuring, tariff structure and Automate Fare Collection system indicating all required actions for implementation and present suitable justification for related future investment in Automated Fare Collection system and fleet renewal programmes for possible funding support by the Bank.

Status of Selection Process: Interested firms or group of firms are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest.

Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in Q3 2016 and has an estimated overall duration of 15 months.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 800,000 (exclusive of VAT).

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

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

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms with preferably previous project experience in the urban transport sector and in similar environments (Caucasus,CIS and Eastern Europe) related to:

  1. Project Management;
  2. Transport planning; public transport regulation/organisation;
  3. Bus operations, fleet management;
  4. AFC (electronic ticketing) installation and operation;
  5. Institutional and regulatory frameworks;
  6. Transport economy, traffic modelling;
  7. Civil engineering (municipal infrastructure);
  8. GIS mapping;
  9. Financial analysis;

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

a. Key Expert No 1 (Team Leader) with preferably 15 years of previous professional experience in project management in urban transport projects, including preferably 5 years in urban transport projects in similar environments.

b. Key Expert No 2 (Transport Planner) with preferably 15 years of previous professional experience in transport planning including preferably 5 years in urban transport projects in similar environments.

c. Key Experts No 3 (Bus Operations Expert) with preferably 15 years of previous professional experience in bus operation and fleet management, including preferably 5 years in urban transport projects in similar environments

d. Key Experts No 4 (AFC Specialist) with preferably 15 years of previous professional experience in AFC system, including preferably 5 years in urban transport projects in similar environments

e. Key Experts No 5 (Pool of Additional Experts) consisting of Institutional Expert, Traffic Modeller, Civil Engineer, GIS mapper, Financial Expert and Georgian Procurement and legal expert with preferably 5 years of previous professional experience in urban transport projects in similar environments. 

The Consultant is encouraged to source locally available skills where available including local counterpart staff to support inputs of key experts.

Particular familiarity with local conditions in Georgia and in Georgian public sector procurement and legislation will be considered an advantage.

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

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

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

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

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

The expression of interest shall not exceed 15 pages (excluding CVs Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet).

The complete expression of interest (including CVs, Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet) should be submitted, in English and Georgian via email (pdf) to the Client’s contact person, to reach the Client not later than the closing date. One additional copy shall reach the Bank’s contact person by the same due date. The expression of interest shall be one file (pdf). The Client reserves the right to reject applications of firms submitting more than one file. Only if any limitation on the permissible file size is exceeded, the Consultant may split the expression of interest into further files.

Important Notes:

1. Following this invitation for expressions of interest, a shortlist of qualified firms will be formally invited to submit proposals. Consultant selection and contracting will be subject to availability of funding.

2. The shortlist criteria are as follows:

 (a) Firm’s previous experience in the urban transport sector and in establishing institutional and regulatory frameworks in similar environments (Caucasus, CIS and Eastern Europe).  Familiarity with local conditions in Georgia and Georgian public sector procurement and legislation will be considered an advantage (40%)

 (b) Firm’s previous project experience in project management, transport planning, bus operations, fleet management and the installation and operation of AFC (electronic ticketing) systems (40%)

 (c) CVs of Key Experts No 1-5 with previous project experience in the relevant sector in Caucasus, CIS and Eastern Europe in particular experience in civil engineering (municipal infrastructure), GIS mapping, conducting financial analyses, transport economy and traffic modelling (20%)

 

The Client Contact Person:

Mr. Giorgi Kevkhishvili
Municipal Transport Department, Head of Analytical Division
Tbilisi City Hall
7 J.Shartava st.,
0160 Tbilisi
Georgia
Tel: +995 322 378 554
E-mail: g.kevkhishvili@tbilisi.gov.ge

 

The EBRD Contact Person:

Mrs Viv Lewis-Headlam
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: + 44 20 7338 6885
Fax: +44 20 7338 7451
E-mail: lewishev@ebrd.com

 

 
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