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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%).

Technical Assistance to the Government of Georgia for the Development of an Energy Efficiency Law

 | Published April 7, 2017  -  Deadline April 28, 2017
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Project Description
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the EBRD or the Bank) aims to provide technical assistance to the Government of Georgia with the development of the country’s first Energy Efficiency Law (the EE Law) (the Project). The Project would help Georgia to meet its commitments under the Energy Community Treaty and the EU Association Agreement and achieve the goals set out in the National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP).

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. The final draft of the NEEAP is currently discussed among the stakeholders and is expected to be adopted by mid-2017.

As a policy document, the NEEAP is effective only when it is effectively implemented. The Ministry of Energy has requested EBRD to assist the Government with the development of primary energy efficiency (EE) legislation implementing the policy measures expected to be endorsed by the Government in the NEEAP. This would include developing the legal and institutional setting for EE reflective of best practices, introducing procedures for ensuring adequate standards and further regulatory mechanisms for the implementation of the policy targets.

Assignment Description
The Bank now intends to engage a consultant (the Consultant) to assist the Ministry of Energy with the development of the primary EE Law by (i) reviewing the measures prioritised by the Government in the NEEAP; (ii) reviewing the existing institutional and legal framework and providing recommendations on the preparation of the EE Law and other legislation necessary to ensure efficient implementation of the NEEAP in the Georgian legal context; (iii) drafting the EE Law and, as requested, drafting recommendations for the implementation of specific EE measures, such as EE measures in the industry sector; and (iv) carrying out related capacity building and promotion activities.

Specifically, the selected Consultant is expected to carry out the following services:

1.1. Comparative analysis:
1.1.1. Review the list of measures included in the NEEAP and prioritised by the Government and assess institutional and legal environment required for their successful implementation into the Georgian legal context;
1.1.2. Provide an analysis of similar legislation adopted in EU member states and ECT contracting countries (such as relevant experience in Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania and Western Balkan states), and carry out an assessment of the strengths and weaknesses as well as potential applicability of such institutional and legal in the Georgian environment.
1.1.3. Provide recommendations as to the structure, content and implementation of an EE Law and identify any areas in the legislation, which are inconsistent with international best practice, need to be brought in line with the new EE draft legislation and/ or which the Consultant considers could be made more effective.
1.1.4. Advise the relevant Ministry on any legal, institutional technical, social and financial consequences related to the introduction of an EE Law. The Consultant will recommend an appropriate strategy and approach in order to introduce the EE Law and facilitate its implementation.

1.2. Drafting the EE Law:
1.2.1. Work in close cooperation with the legal and regulatory experts of the relevant Ministries and advise them accordingly on the technical aspects of suggested legislative changes.
1.2.2. Draft the EE Law following experience from EU countries.
1.2.3. Ensure that the NEEAP, national energy strategy as well as any programmes of the government are reflected in the EE Law.
1.2.4. Where the existing secondary legislation and/or technical regulations essential to the effective implementation of certain aspects of the EE Law (such as energy supply, industry or other sectors) are not compatible with the proposed EE Law, the Consultant will draft the appropriate amendments to the existing legislation and will provide recommendations to the relevant Ministry/ state agency for their adoption.
1.2.5. Where the Georgian legal framework lacks the secondary legislation and/or technical regulations necessary for the effective implementation of the EE Law, the Consultant will provide recommendations to the relevant Ministry for their adoption.
1.2.6. Advise the relevant Ministry on related institutional, regulatory, commercial and technical considerations which will need to be taken into account if the EE Law is implemented.
1.2.7. Advise the relevant Ministry on the cost implication of the implementation of the EE policies
1.2.8. Discuss presented drafts with the relevant Ministry and make changes to the drafts as required.
1.2.9. Assess the strengths and weaknesses of the drafted legislation and its contribution to Georgia’s Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC).

1.3. Capacity Building and Promotion:
1.3.1. Provide the necessary expert support to the Ministry of Energy during each stage of the review and deliberation of the draft EE Law as requested, including during discussions at inter-ministerial meetings and parliamentary committees within the term of this assignment.
1.3.2. Raise awareness on the policy, legal and technical benefits of the adoption of a new EE Law.
1.3.3. Organise a public event together with the Ministry of Energy and Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development to provide an open forum opportunity to discuss draft EE Law provisions and address enquiries and the interest of the general public and professionals.
1.3.4. Organise two workshops during the implementation of the Project to raise the awareness of the EE Law provisions among ministry experts and other policy-makers, as instructed by EBRD.
1.3.5. Promote the Project and the workshops by preparing and publishing articles, leaflets, press releases and articles for internal EBRD publications as instructed by EBRD.

The terms of reference for the Assignment can be accessed via the following link: http://www.ebrd.com/documents/technical-cooporation/tor-68737-georgia-ee-law.pdf

Please note the terms of reference may be subject to some further amendments.

A summary document of the key outcomes of the Action Plan can be accessed
here: http://www.ebrd.com/documents/technical-cooporation/neeap-summary-68737.pdf

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 May 2017 and has an estimated overall duration of 14 months.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: Between EUR 220,000- 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 special status of the Bank 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 purchased 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 expected that the Assignment will be funded by the EBRD Shareholders 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 group of firms with substantive previous project experience in advising governments on energy efficiency matters, including the drafting of energy efficiency policy documents and primary legislation, in particular in EBRD's Countries of Operation, and extensive knowledge of best practices in this area.

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

Key Expert No 1 - Senior International Policy/Legal Expert with preferably 10 years or more previous professional experience in policy and legal drafting and advisory expertise in working with countries members to the EU and Energy Community in harmonising their legislation with the EU EE acquis;

Key Expert No 2 - Senior International Energy Efficiency Technical Expert with preferably 10 years or more of previous professional experience in advising on the technical aspects related to the implementation of EU EE acquis and experience working with Energy Community signatories and candidate countries;

Ideally, the Team Leader should be either the Senior International Policy/Legal Expert or the Senior International Energy Efficiency Technical Expert and should be available to travel frequently to Georgia and spend time in Tbilisi in accordance to project needs.

Key Expert No 3 - Senior Local Legal Expert(s) with preferably 7 years or more previous professional experience in legal drafting expertise (preferably 7 years or more) and ideally with experience in and working on harmonising the Georgian legislation and practices with the EU EE acquis;

Key Expert No. 4 - Senior Local Energy Efficiency Expert(s) with preferably 7 years or more previous professional experience in advising on the technical aspects related to the implementation of EU Energy Community EE policy, regulations and standards;

Key Expert No 5 - Economic Expert with preferably 7 years or more previous project experience in economic and financial issues in EBRD countries of operation related to improving their energy and energy efficiency sector performance, including in-depth knowledge of EU and Energy Community policy and legislation, and experience in energy policy development and energy efficiency economics.

Non-key experts are expected to include sector experts, junior lawyers, trainers and event organisers etc. to provide local support for the Project implementation. All key and non-key experts should have good English language skills. Key Experts 3 and 4 and all non-key Experts should also be 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 (max. 6 - 8 pages).

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 (max. 3 pages per expert).

4. A brief technical proposal with proposed approach/methodology for implementing the assignment (including a work plan with milestones for delivery of all tasks and deliverables), understanding of the Assignment and team input table with allocation of home and field days for each expert for the envisaged activities and full breakdown of costs (max 10 pages).

5. Financial proposal (total price) using the financial proposal template available via the following link: .http://www.ebrd.com/documents/technical-cooporation/tc-bocs-2017.xlsx.

6. 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 50 pages. The complete proposal (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
James Yoo
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: +44 2073386000
Email: YooJ@ebrd.com (submissions should be sent through eSelection and not to this email address)

Notes:
1. The selection will normally be made from responses to this notification only. The highest-ranked Consultant will be selected from a shortlist and be invited to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding.
2. The shortlist criteria are:
(a) Firm’s previous project experience in advising governments on energy efficiency matters, including the drafting of energy efficiency policy documents and primary legislation, in particular in the region of EBRD operations, and extensive knowledge of best practices in this area (25%)
(b) CVs of key experts No. 1 –5 4 (30%)
(c) Proposed approach to the assignment implementation, including work plan, methodology and team allocation (30%)
(d) Financial Proposal (total price) (15 %)

3. The methodology for calculating scores for financial proposals is as follows: The lowest evaluated Financial Proposals (Fm) is given the maximum financial score of 15. The formula for determining the financial scores of all other Proposals (Sf) is calculated as follows: Sf = 15 x Fm/F, in which "Sf" is the financial score, "Fm" is the lowest price, and "F" the price of the proposal under consideration.

Assistance to the Government of Georgia with Development of Renewable Energy Investments: Electricity Trading Platform

 | Published March 3, 2016  -  Deadline March 31, 2016
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Executing Agency (Client): The Ministry of Energy of Georgia

Ministry of Energy Of Georgia
Tbilisi 0105, Sanapiro str. N2
Tel: (+995 32) 235 78 27
E-Mail: mail@energy.gov.ge

Project Description:

Georgia has a substantial potential for renewable energy investment, particularly in hydro sector.  Despite this potential, in the recent years the level of investments in the renewable energy project in Georgia has been below expectations. 

In 2010, in order to support investments in renewable energy sector the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD or the Bank) together with the European Investment Bank (EIB) and Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (kfW) co-financed the construction of a new high voltage line to connect Georgia to the Turkish system, the Black Sea Transmission system, the missing physical infrastructure link to necessary for electricity trade in between Georgia, connected to the former Soviet Union electricity network and Turkey connected to European network. 

As part of the project preparation, the financiers together with the Government of Georgia, the Georgian State Electrosystem (GSE) and the Georgian National Energy Regulatory Commission (GNERC) have reviewed the existing regulatory and operational framework in order to identify any impediments to the successful operation of the interconnection between Georgia and Turkey and other electricity systems in the Caucasus.  Recommendations were also made to the Georgian authorities on number of matters, including fair and transparent access to the interconnector. 

As part of the financing documents for the Black Sea Transmission project, the Georgian authorities undertook to implement proposed recommendations and agreed with the financiers on a set of measures listed in an Action Plan.  Georgian authorities already made substantial progress in implementation of the measures listed in the Action Plan and in order to provide further support to development of renewable energy and ensure market access in a manner that is cost effective, in line with EU competitive market principles, and harmonized with the Turkish power market, authorities are committed to designing and implementing a cross border electricity trading platform (the Platform).  The platform will be instrumental in properly allocating risks amongst market participants and assist in providing dependable cross border transmission capacity rights.

Assignment Description:

The Client now intends to retain a consulting company (the Consultant) to support the Georgian authorities in design and implementation of the electricity trading platform in line with EU competitive market principles, and harmonized with the Turkish power market (the Assignment).

The selected Consultant is expected to provide the following services:

Phase 1: Support to the authorities in design of the electricity trading platform

The Consultant shall:

  • Perform a review of the available reports on the subject matter sponsored by other donors,
  • Review and prepare summary of best practice examples from countries that have successfully implemented an electricity trading platform;
  • Review existing regulatory framework in Georgia and Turkey to ensure the proposed platform’s compatibility with both countries’ regulation;
  • Coordinate with all stakeholders (authorities, private sector, donor community);
  • Propose design of the electricity trading platform based on international best practice which is compatible for Georgia. 

The Platform in particular should allow planning and bidding collection processing in order to establish the Merit Order and setting the Market Clearing Price (MCP) as well as System Marginal Price (SMP) respectively.  Based on the factual data the platform should provide calculation of deviations with consequent billing and invoicing.  The Platform should be able to perform calculation in the automatic mode with constant cycle and time interval of 30 minutes and allow simulation of different trading models in order to make the most suitable choice of trading practices fitting peculiarity of the power sector of Georgia.

Phase 2: Support to the authorities in implementation of the electricity trading platform

Based on the finding of the Phase 1 the Consultant shall propose implementation plan of the Platform that would allow deployment of the Platform in Georgia.  It is understood that implementation of the Platform will extend over several years and some of the proposed measures will not be ready for immediate implementation.

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

Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in Q2 and has an estimated overall duration of 12 months.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 175,000 (exclusive of VAT). Subject to availability of funding, the performance of the selected Consultant and the specific needs of the Client the Assignment may be extended beyond the current scope.

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

Funding Source: It is anticipated that the contract will be financed from the EBRD Shareholder Special Fund. Selection and contracting is subject to the availability of funding.

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms with preferably previous project experience in electricity regulatory and legal matters, with particular knowledge of applicable regulation in the electricity transmission sector. Knowledge of former CIS countries in particular will be a plus. 

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

a Key Expert No 1 (Team Leader) with preferably 10 years of previous professional experience in similar assignments in the sector.

b Key Expert No 2 (Regulatory Expert) with preferably 10 years of previous professional experience in the sector.

c Key Expert No 3 (Technical Expert) with preferably 10 years of previous professional experience in the sector.

d Key Expert No 4 (Legal Expert) with proven project experience in regulation and energy laws.

e Key Experts No 5 (Pool of Local Experts).

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

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

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

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

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

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

The expression of interest shall not exceed 25 pages (excluding CVs Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet).

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

 

The Client Contact Person:
Giorgi Shukakidze, Deputy Head of Energy Division 
Ministry of  Energy of Georgia
Tel: (+995 32) 235 78 27
Email: g.shukakidze@energy.gov.ge
http://www.menr.gov.ge

The EBRD Contact Person:
Larissa Gosling
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: + 44 20 7338 6338
E-mail: goslingl@ebrd.com

Important Notes:

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, subject to availability of funding.

2. The shortlist selection criteria are as follows:

(a) Firm’s previous project experience in in electricity regulatory and legal matters, demonstrable knowledge of applicable regulation in the electricity transmission sector (40%)

(b) Firm’s previous project experience in similar assignments in former CIS countries (20%)

(c) CVs of Key Experts No 1 – 5 (40%).

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%.

Call for Proposal

UNDP Country Office - GEORGIA | Published April 18, 2017  -  Deadline May 2, 2017
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UNDP sub-project “Developing Renewable Energy Knowledge and Capacities through the Production of a National Renewable Energy Action Plan (NREAP) for Georgia” is soliciting call for proposal for selection of NGO or a Coalition of Organizations to facilitate elaboration of NREAP and provision of related capacity building for stakeholders’ capacity of local and national government, civil society organizations and public and private sector in the field of renewable and low carbon energy. Proposals should be filled according to the requirements stated in Call for Proposal and Grant Proposal Form and submitted electronically to natia.lipartiani@undp.org copied to vakhtang.berishvili@undp.org no later than 2 May 2017 13:00.

Market Assessment and Residential Sector Legal Reform

 | Published December 3, 2014  -  Deadline December 22, 2014
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Assignment Description: Georgia is a highly intensive country with the residential sector responsible for 41% of the electricity demand and 25% of the heat demand. Consequently, Georgia has a substantial potential for improving national energy efficiency (EE) levels by introducing and implementing EU best practices in the residential sector and unlocking the financial opportunities. The lack of proper legal framework, however, is a key barrier for financing projects on EE of buildings in Georgia. In order to provide assistance for potential financing of such projects the EBRD is interested in looking at the legal and institutional framework of urban housing stock in Georgia and supporting the Government in developing the necessary legal and regulatory framework that would enable the investment for potential EE projects.

The Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia (the "Ministry") is committed to increasing the level of residential energy efficiency in the country, however it lacks the resources and expertise to successfully improve the energy efficiency standards and performance requirements for buildings and has requested technical assistance from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development ("EBRD" or the "Bank") with carrying out an assessment of the current legal, regulatory and technical environment and the regulatory, financial and technical implications of the implementation of the EU EE in buildings standards and requirements in Georgia and drafting legal amendments to improve the Housing Codes (the "Assignment"). To this end the Bank intends to engage a consultant (the "Consultant") to assist the Ministry with carrying out a market assessment and residential legal reform in energy efficiency in its residential building sector.

The key objectives of the Assignment are as follows:
(i) assess the policy, legal, regulatory, financial, regulatory and technical implications from implementing EU EE standards and requirements in the building sector;
(ii) conduct a comparative analysis of the Georgian policy and legislation for buildings against international best practices and produce recommendations for improvement of the residential EE policy and regulatory framework;
(iii) support the Ministry in amending housing and condominium legislation to incorporate such recommendations, provided there is Government commitment.
By achieving these objectives the Assignment would facilitate private sector financing in residential refurbishments which would include significant investments in energy efficiency measures.

The Assignment shall be conducted in two phases:

Phase 1 will aim to produce a detailed analysis of the building sector in Georgia, including policy, legislative and institutional set-up, technical and economic considerations.

The Consultant shall assess the existing gaps hindering energy performance in the residential sector, based on a review of sector statistics and an overview of the housing policy, legal regime for housing associations, management and maintenance obligations in multi-storey apartment buildings, relevant institutions and their capacity and develop specific recommendations for addressing residential sector deficiencies.

Subject to the recommendations provided in Phase 1 and the Government's commitment to implement them, the Consultant will undertake Phase 2 of the Assignment which aims to support the Ministry with drafting amendments to the building and housing codes or related legislation in order to address sector deficiencies.

The Consultant shall carry out the following tasks:

Phase 1

- Conduct a statistical review of the residential sector.
- Conduct a detailed analysis of building related energy efficiency policy and legislation identifying the EU standards (as reflected in the EPBD 2010, Energy Labelling Directive 2010/30 and other EU legislation) that should be considered in developing Georgia’s policy and legislative framework on EE in the residential sector
- Conduct an institutional and financial analysis of the Georgia residential sector.
- Project the expected development of the building stock in Georgia in the next 10 years (2015-2025) and future energy demands based on existing construction practices.
- Conduct a stakeholder analysis providing a comprehensive description of roles and responsibilities of the key stakeholders involved under the proposed model(s) including government and regional authorities, housing associations, banks, utilities and residents etc. as well as a training and capacity assessment identifying the training needs for residents, management companies, commercial banks or other financial institutions etc.
- Provide recommendations and road map.
- Prepare a strategy for development of a residential energy efficiency programme taking into account the technical analysis, financial model(s) and barriers analysis.

Phase 2

Provided that the Recommendations developed under Phase 1 are accepted by the Ministry and request for further assistance is confirmed, the Consultant could carry out the following tasks (to be further confirmed/elaborated during Phase 1):

- Conduct a comparative analysis of housing policy, legislation and regulations.
- Draft amendments to the housing and condominium legislation.
- Work with legal and regulatory experts of the Ministry and advise them on legal, technical and institutional aspects of suggested legislative changes to housing legislation.
- Conduct capacity building and public awareness programmes targeted at municipalities and other local authorities and other relevant parties informing them of new rights and responsibilities envisaged under the new legal regime which may also include the organising of a site visit trip to an EU country to increase understanding of procedures among key Georgian decision makers (subject to availability of funding).

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 will be conducted in two phases. Phase 1 is expected to start in Q1 2015 and has an overall duration of 6 months and Phase 2 is expected to start after completion of Phase 1 and has an overall duration of 10 months. No extensions are currently envisaged.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: Phase 1 – EUR 90,000.00 (exclusive of VAT) and Phase 2 - EUR 195,000.00 (exclusive of VAT).
The Consultant must determine whether any indirect taxes/VAT are chargeable on the proposed services and state the basis for such determination without taking into consideration the Bank’s special status as an IFI and state this to the Bank in their respons e to the Invitation for Expressions of Interest. To the extent that a consultant incurs input VAT on goods and services purchased 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 this assignment will be financed through 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 previous project experience related to:

- Energy efficiency sector (at least 10 years)
- Extensive international and local policy, legal, economic/technical capacity and regulatory experience in residential EE, property, and housing legislation, municipal legislation and procurement

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

For Phase I

- International policy and legal expert (to act as Team Leader) with extensive policy and legal skills and experience (preferably 15 years) working with countries in Central and Eastern Europe in harmonising their legislation with the EU EPBD and improving their housing codes with specific experience in municipal projects, procurement, housing and condominium legislation.
- International Energy Efficiency Expert with extensive engineering experience (preferably at least 10 years) building energy auditing and certifications, HVAC/utilities design, and knowledge in compliance with best available energy performance practices and capital investment appraisal
- International Financial and Economic Expert with experience (preferably at least 10 years) working with countries in Central and Eastern Europe on improving their energy efficiency sector performance and experience in energy policy development and energy efficiency economics and preparation of financial models for residential EE financing.
- Local policy, economic and/or regulatory expert with preferably 10 years in working on energy/residential energy efficiency in Georgia and knowledge of the EU EE policy and legislation and previous working experience with municipal or other state authorities.

For Phase II

- International policy expert (to act as Team Leader) with extensive policy and legal skills and experience (preferably 15 years) working with countries in Central and Eastern Europe in harmonising their legislation with the EU EPBD and improving their housing codes with specific experience in municipal projects, procurement, housing legislation.
- International Legal Expert (preferably at least 10 years) with extensive policy and legal drafting skills in energy efficiency and with specific experience in housing and condominium legislation. Experience in developing condominium legislation would be considered an advantage
- International Financial/Economic Expert with experience (preferably at least 10 years) working with countries in Central and Eastern Europe on improving their energy efficiency sector performance in the residential sector.
- Local policy and legal expert with preferably 10 years working on energy or residential energy efficiency in Georgia, knowledge of the EU EE policy and legislation and previous working experience with municipal or other state authorities.
- Local legal and regulatory expert with preferably 7 years working on residential energy efficiency in Georgia and specific experience in housing and condominium legislation and procurement.

- Local capacity, including fluency in Georgian language, is required for both phases. The Consultant shall be responsible for translating any documents provided in Georgian language for the purpose of this Assignment. Strong spoken and written English skills with the editorial capacity to revise highly-technical documents with policy implications is required.

Provided that the Consultant’s team expertise is sufficient for one but not the two phases, EBRD may contract two different consultancy firms for the two phases.

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 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, 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 25 pages (excluding CVs and contact sheet).

The complete Expression of Interest (including CVs, Contact Declaration Form and Contact Sheet) shall be submitted in English, electronically through e-selection, to reach the Bank not later than the specified closing date by 23:59 hours (UK time). The Expression of Interest shall be one file (searchable .pdf or Word, not exceeding 4MB) to be uploaded to eSelection. The EBRD reserves the right to reject applications from firms submitting more than one file. Only if the permissible file size is exceeded, the Consultant may split the Expression of Interest into further files. Do not send expressions of interest to the EBRD’s contact person.

Important Notes:
(1) Consultant 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 EBRD shall conclude a contract with the selected Consultant.
(3) Shortlisting criteria plus weights are:
(a) Consultant’s previous financial, economic and engineering project experience in building energy efficiency - 25%;
(b) Consultant’s previous experience in the development of residential and condominium sector policy and legal reform – 30%;
(c) Consultant’s previous project experience in Central and Eastern Europe countries – 15%;
d) CVs of key experts – 30%

EBRD Contact Person:
Vivianne Headlam
Advisor, Technical Cooperation Team
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: +44(0) 207 338 6885; Fax: +44 (0) 207 338 7451
e-mail: lewishev@ebrd,com

Processing of liquid radioactive wastes in Georgia

International Atomic Energy Agency | Published November 14, 2016
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The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) invites qualified suppliers to submit a Proposal for the provision of goods and services as defined in this solicitation, including the listed attachments.

In case you require any clarification, please contact the IAEA responsible contracting staff mentioned above, at e-mail: A.Schrank@iaea.org

Thank you and best regards

(Ms) Adelheid Schrank

Cementation Unit for Radioactive Waste in Georgia

International Atomic Energy Agency | Published November 14, 2016
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The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) invites qualified suppliers to submit a Proposal for the provision of goods and services as defined in this solicitation, including the listed attachments.

In case you require any clarification, please contact the IAEA responsible contracting staff mentioned above, at e-mail: A.Schrank@iaea.org

Thank you and best regards

(Ms) Adelheid Schrank

Transmission Grid Strengthening Project - P147348

Ministry of Energy | Published November 18, 2014  -  Deadline December 19, 2014
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Consulting Services For Strategic Environmental And Social Assessment For The Power Sector Of Georgia Under The Transmission Grid Strengthening Project Assignment Title: Consulting Services for Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment for the PowerSector of Georgia under the Transmission Grid Strengthening Project Reference No.IBRD/TGSP/CS/QBS/03-2014 Georgia has applied for financing from the World Bank toward the cost of theTransmission Grid Strengthening Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consultingservices. The consulting services ("the Services") include Strategic Environmental andSocial Assessment (further referred to SESA for the purpose of the present Services) for the PowerSector ofGeorgia. The main objective of the assignment is to prepare Strategic Environmental and SocialAssessment Report for different strategy scenarios for the Power Sector of Georgia and associated transmission infrastructure andprovide recommendations for the preferred scenario. The objective of this consultant assignment is to contribute to thedecision-making by the Government of Georgia on the strategic development scenarios of Georgia's power sector. This contributionwill be made through carrying out the Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment (SESA) of the proposed scenarios of powersector development taking into account the definitions, approaches and applicable methodologies as defined in EU Directive2001/42/EC (Directive on the Assessment of the Effects of Certain Plans and Programson the Environment); EU Habitats Directive92/43/EEC and Birds Directive 74/409/EEC; take account of relevant national and international standards, industry guidelines andbest practices, international experience of carrying out Strategic Environmental Assessments for energy sector and internationalbest practice of public outreach and consultation for Environmental Impact Assessment and Strategic Environmental Assessment. TheSESA will be closely linked to the national and regional electricity development plans for Georgia and will contribute to theintegration of major environmental considerations into the preparation and adoption of plans and programs with a view to promotingsustainabledevelopment and energy security. Integration of SESA outcomes into the energy security, economic and fiscal analysis ofscenarios will leadto a fully informed choice of the strategic targets and development modality for the power sector. SESA willidentify sensitive environmental and social receptors in the power generation and transportation infrastructure corridors is likelyto have under the proposed scenarios; analyze expected major environmental and socialimpacts that the development and operation of the power generation and transportation infrastructure is likely to haveunder theproposed scenarios; look at the expected impacts in medium and long term; identify the major cumulative issues of developingmultiple infrastructural elements and provide guidance and recommendationson how individual Environmental and Social ImpactAssessment should address those issues; outline generic types of environmental and socialmitigation measures that will be requiredunder various scenarios andelaborate respective recommendations. The tentative duration of the assignment is twelve (12) months, commencing from March,2015. The Ministry of Energy of Georgia now invites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants")to indicate theirinterest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they havethe required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteriaare: Similar consultancy contracts completed in the last 7 years(i.e. since January2006). Rating shall be made on a combination of the value and the number of the relevant consultancycontracts.General experience ofconsultant. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World BankBorrowers - January2011, revised July 2014 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth theWorld Bank's policy on conflict of interest. Consultants may associate with other firms. (Please take into account that form of association acceptable for theWorld Bank is eithersub-consultancy or Joint-Venture and submission must clearly indicate the nature of the association. The experienceofsub-consultants will not be taken into account while evaluating the corporate experience of theconsultant). Experience in the projects relevant to the assignment should be submitted in the Form N1 uploaded at the websiteof the Ministry of Energy on the following link:http://energy.gov.ge/projects/pdf/news/Form%20N1%20886%20eng.doc A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality Based Selection Method(QBS) method set out in Section III of the Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by WorldBank Borrowers - January2011, revised July 2014 Further information can be obtainedat the address below during office hours from 10:00a.m. to 18:00 p.m. at the Ministry of Energy, Phone number: +995 32 235 78 26, Mrs. TamarMurtskhvaladze. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or bymail, or by fax, or by e-mail not later than the submission deadline) no later thanDecember 19, 2014, 17:00pm. TheMinistry of Energy of Georgia Attn: Mrs. Tamar Murtskhvaladze 2, Sanapiro St., 0105 Tbilisi, Georgia Tel.: +995 32 235 7826 E-mail: mail@energy.gov.ge,t.murtskhvaladze@energy.gov.ge

Transmission Grid Strengthening Project - P147348

Georgian State Electrosystem JSC | Published January 27, 2016  -  Deadline February 15, 2016
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Consultancy Service For Preparation Of Feasibility Study And Preliminary Design For 500kv Jvari-tskaltubo Overheadtransmission Line And Associated 500kv Substation In Tskaltubo Governmentof Georgia has received financing from the World Bank toward the costof theTransmission Grid Strengthening Project, and intends to apply part oftheproceeds for consulting services for preparation of Feasibility StudyandPreliminary Design for 500kV Jvari-Tskaltubo Overhead Transmission Line andAssociated 500kV Substation in Tskaltubo. Georgian State Electrosystem JSC (GSE) is nowseeking expressions of interest from potential providers of consulting servicesfor preparation of Feasibility Study and Preliminary Design for 500kVJvari-Tskaltubo Overhead Transmission Line and Associated 500kV Substation inTskaltubo. The proposed transmission line serves threemain purposes: Increasing ofstability and security of supply of overallGeorgian System, for both existing and future situations,  eliminate of bottlenecks, blackouts, numberof emergency outages and energy not supplied;

Gori Wind

 | Published March 25, 2015  -  Deadline March 25, 2016
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GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE
 
Qartli Windfarm LLC, a special purpose vehicle (SPV) established in Georgia (the “Borrower”) intends 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 Gori WPP in the Gori municipality of the Shida Kartli region in central Georgia. The Borrower is fully owned by Georgian Energy Development Fund (“GEDF”, or the “Sponsor”), a state owned company established by the Government of Georgia.
 
Total installed capacity of the power plant will be 20 MW and expected annual generation 85 GWh (implied load factor of 48.5%) at P50 scenario. Total estimated cost of the Project is about USD 30 mln. It will become the first wind power plant in Georgia.
 
The proposed project will require the procurement of the following goods, works and services:
 
  • Supply and Installation of Wind turbines;
  • Civil and Electrical Works
 
Tendering for the above Contracts is expected to commence during Q2 2015.
 
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:
 
Giorgi Bezhuashvili (Director of Georgian Energy Development Fund)
Tornike Kazarashvili (Project Manager)
8, Baratashvili str. 4th floor, 0105, Tbilisi, Georgia
t.kazarashvili@gedf.com.ge
Office: +995 32 2 18 11 31
 

Namakhvani HPP Cascade Project

 | Published January 5, 2016  -  Deadline April 7, 2016
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Invitation for Expression of Interest:
Selection of Investor
For Namakhvani HPP Project

JSC "GEDF" (the "Owner") now invites investors to develop the Namakhvani HPP Cascade Project.

The proposed project envisages the construction of a hydropower cascade consisting of two plants with a total installed capacity of 433 MW. The project’s total estimated cost equals to 730 000 000 US$ excluding IDC. Project implementation model should be "Build-Own-Operate ("BOO".)

The project is located in the Great Caucasus mountainous range in the northwestern area of the country (Tskaltubo and Tsageri municipality area), between the existing Lajanuri and Gumati HPPs, in the Rioni valley. The main city in the project vicinity is Kutaisi, a few tens of kilometers downstream of the production sites.

The project responds to the increasing needs of Georgia for electricity, addressing a growing concern for energy independence of the country. The main objectives of the project are:

  • Improve Georgia’s energy security;
  • Increase hydro generation capacity and export electricity during summer;
  • Use the hydro potential of the Rioni River.

The documents for Expression of Interest ("EoI") may be obtained from the address below upon payment of a non-refundable fee of USD 500 to the bank account detailed in below. Upon request, the documents will be promptly dispatched by courier, but no liability can be accepted for loss or late delivery.

 

Account Holder (receiver

JSC "Namakhvani"

Account number for International transactions

GE98LB0114164072559001

Account number for transaction within Georgia

GE44LB0114164072559003

Receiver Bank SWIFT code

LBRTGE22

Receiver Bank Name

Liberty Bank

Receiver Bank address

74, I Chavchavadze Ave. Tbilisi, 0162, Georgia

 

 

Kindly visit the following website for further information:

http://energy.gov.ge/show%20news%20mediacenter.php?id=540&lang=eng

All Expressions of Interest must be delivered to the address below on or before 7 April 2016 at 3:00 pm, at which time they will be opened in the presence of the applicants representatives who wish to attend.

 

Contact details for the Client:

JSC "GEDF"
Giorgi Chachibaia, mob: (+995 577) 649439; email: g.chachibaia@namakhvani.ge
N8
Baratashvili str, 0105 Tbilisi, Georgia

Gori Wind

 | Published November 10, 2015  -  Deadline December 25, 2015
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INVITATION FOR TENDERS GEORGIA 20 MW WIND FARM GORI PROJECT INVITATION FOR TENDERS Lot 2 – Wind Farm Internal Grid and Civil Works (including the windfarm substation foundations, trenching, roads, foundations, drainage systems and service area) 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 25 March 2015. Georgian Energy Development Fund, hereinafter referred to as “the Employer”, intends using part of the proceeds of a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the Bank) towards the cost of 20 MW WIND FARM GORI PROJECT. The Employer now invites sealed tenders from contractors for the following contract to be funded from part of the proceeds of the loan. Lot 2: Wind Farm Internal Grid and Civil Works (including the windfarm substation foundations, trenching, roads, foundations, drainage systems and service area) Execute works for the foundations of 6 wind turbines; Erect the windfarm substation with the foundations including LV cables from the turbine controller main stations and 35 kV cables from the turbine switchgear to grid connection points with cable trench works, pulling and connection; Supply the power transformer and other equipment; Roads and hardstands within the windfarm area and of access roads outside the wind farm, including trenches, ditches, culverts etc; Execute the works for construction of Service Area (Main Control Building, Store Building for Spare Parts and workshop). Tendering for contracts to be financed with the proceeds from a loan from the Bank is open to companies from any country. To be qualified for the award of a contract, tenderers must satisfy the following minimum criteria (refer to Tender documents, Part 1, Section III for details): Historical financial performance: The audited balance sheets for the last 5 years shall be submitted and must demonstrate the soundness of the Tenderer’s financial position, showing long-term profitability. Average Annual Turnover: The Tenderer shall have an average annual turnover as prime contractor (defined as billing for works in progress and completed) over the last 5 years of not less than 20,000,000 [ twenty million] USD equivalent. Financial Resources: Tenderer to 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 6 (six) months, estimated as not less than USD 4,000,000 [four million] equivalent, taking into account the applicant's commitments for other contracts. General Experience: The Tenderer shall demonstrate that it has successful experience as prime contractor in the execution of at least three projects of a nature and complexity comparable to the proposed contract within the last 7 (seven) years. Specific Experience: Participation as contractor or management contractor in at least 3 (three) contracts within the last 7 seven) years, each with a value of at least 2.5 MUSD (two and half million USD), that have been successfully and substantially completed and that are similar to the proposed Works. Personnel: Tenderer to provide suitably qualified personnel to successfully manage the Contract. Equipment: Tenderer to provide suitably equipment to successfully manage the Contract. Tender documents may be obtained from the office at the address below upon payment of a non-refundable fee of 400 USD or equivalent in a convertible currency. Payment shall be made on the following bank account: Intermediary bank code BKTRUS33 Intermediary bank name Deutsche Bank Trust Company America Beneficiary bank code KSBGGE22 Beneficiary bank name JSC “Kor Standard Bank” Beneficiary account GE60 KS00 0000 0360 3000 29 Upon receipt of appropriate evidence of payment of the non-refundable fee, the documents will promptly be dispatched by courier or electronically; 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 USD 120,000 [one hundred twenty thousand USD] or its equivalent in a convertible currency. Tenders must be delivered to the office at the address below on or before December 25, 2015 6:00 PM (Tbilisi 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 Tornike Kazarashvili – Project Manager JSC “Georgian Energy Development Fund” #8 Baratashvili Street, 4th floor 0105, Tbilisi, Georgia Office: +99532 2 18 11 31 E-mail : t.kazarashvili@gedf.com.ge

Georgia: Power Grid Enhancement Project - Environmental and Social Impact Assessment

 | Published September 9, 2016  -  Deadline October 7, 2016
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Project Description:
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD or the Bank) and the KfW Entwicklungsbank (the KfW; collectively the Lenders) are considering providing finance to the Georgian State Electrosystem JSC (GSE or the Client) to finance the strengthening of Georgia Transmission System, including the following 3 components:

a) 500 kV OHL Tskaltubo – Akhaltsikhe - Tortum;

b) Reinforcement of Transmission Infrastructure in Guria; and

c) the North Ring-Tskaltubo including related substations divided in three sub-projects; C1, C2 and C3 (collectively, the Project).

As the Project involves the construction of high voltage overhead transmission lines (220kV or more and more than 15km long), the EBRD has assigned it a Category A. Consequently a comprehensive Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) meeting the Lenders’ policies and requirements and review of associated documents must be carried out, followed by their public disclosure for a minimum period of 120 days.

Assignment Description:
The Bank now intends to engage a consultant (the Consultant) to prepare an ESIA disclosure package for the Project against the Lenders’ requirements for ESIA (the Assignment).

The selected Consultant is expected to provide the following services:

1. Prepare an ESIA, according to the requirements of the EBRD Performance Requirements (2014), current European Union (EU) EIA legislation (updated in 2014) and KfW Environmental and Social Policy. This would include the following key tasks:

· Review of available data

· Site visit and scoping consultation

· Baseline data collection and impact assessment

· Reporting and public consultation

2. Develop an Environmental and Social Action Plan (ESAP).

3. Prepare required documents for disclosure (Stakeholder Engagement Plan and Non-Technical Summary).

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 Q4 2016 and has an estimated overall duration of 12 months.


Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 490,000 (exclusive of VAT). Subject to availability of funding, the performance of the selected Consultant and the specific needs of the Bank the Assignment may be extended beyond the current scope.

The Consultant must determine whether any VAT would be chargeable on the services and the basis for that determination, without taking into consideration the special status of the Bank 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 purchased 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 Assignment will be funded by 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 preferably with previous project experience in undertaking ESIAs for International Financial Institutions (IFIs) on similar projects in the Power and Energy sector in Georgia and/or the Caucasus. The Consultant’s expert team is expected to include the following Key Experts:


Key Expert No 1 - Team Leader/Project Manager: An environmental/social specialist with preferably 15 years or more previous professional experience in environmental and social assessments including previous relevant experience on similar projects with EBRD or IFC, experience in Georgia and experience in the power and energy sector.


Key Experts No 2 – Pool of Biodiversity Specialists including at least the following experts:

· Ornithologist;

· Protected areas specialist;

· Zoologist; and

· Botanist

 

Each proposed Biodiversity expert should preferably have 10 years or more previous professional experience conducting biodiversity assessments/analysis in Georgia preferably in the power and energy sector.

Key Experts No 3 – Social Specialists including at least the following experts:

  • Land acquisition, compensation and resettlement specialist 
  • Public consultation specialist

Each proposed social expert should have preferably 10 years or more previous professional experience conducting biodiversity  assessments/analysis in Georgia in the power and energy sector.

The following non-key experts are expected to be included in the Consultant's expert team:

                · GIS Specialist

                · Reforestation specialist

                · Ichthyologist

· Geologist

· Hydrology specialist

· Waste management specialist

· Archaeologist

· Soil conservation and erosion control specialist

· Occupational and community Health and safety specialist with experience in transmission lines construction

 

All Key and non-key Experts should have an accurate understanding of the EBRD, IFC and national environmental and social policies and Performance Requirements/Standards. Additionally, all key experts should have good written and spoken English language skills. Local experts should be fluent in English and Georgian languages.


The Consultant shall include experienced and reputable local experts in the project team as deemed necessary for the successful implementation of the Assignment and will be a key aspect of the evaluation.


Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants seeking to be shortlisted 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 and non-key experts who could carry out the Assignment in accordance with the Consultant Profile 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 (maximum 3 pages per CV).

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 20 pages excluding CVs and contact sheet.The complete expression of interest (including CVs, Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet) should be submitted in English electronically through eSelection, 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
James Yoo
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: + 44 20 7338 6368E
Email: YooJ@ebrd.com (submissions should be sent through eSelection and not to this email address)


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:
(a) Firm’s previous project experience in developing ESIAs for projects of similar size and complexity preferably in the power and energy sector (30%)
(b) Firm’s previous project experience in Georgia and/or the Caucasus (20%)
(c) CVs of proposed Key Expert Nos 1-3 (30%)
(d) CVs proposed non-key Experts (10%)
(e) Inclusion of local experts (10%)

IRRIG & LAND MKT - P133828

Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia | Published December 16, 2015  -  Deadline December 28, 2015
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Regulation And Tariff Specialist REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES ? SELECTION OF INDIVIDUALCONSULTANT) GEORGIA Irrigation andLand Market Development Project (ILMDP) ?P133828 Credit No. 5456-GE Regulation and Tariff Specialist(International Consultant) Reference No. IDIC/CS/IC/23 Georgia has received Credit from the World Bank (WB) inorder to to improve delivery of irrigation and drainage services in selected areas and to develop improved policies andprocedures as a basis for national program of land registration. The Irrigation and Land Market Development Project(ILMDP) (US$50 million) consists of the three components: Component 1 Irrigation and Drainage Improvement (US$45.65 million)Component 2 Land Market Development (US$2.25 million) and Project Management (US$2.1 million). Component 1 is implemented by theMinistry of Agriculture through the Project Planning and Monitoring Division (PPMD). Component 2 is implemented by the Ministry ofJustice through the National Agency for Public Registry. The Irrigation and Drainage RehabilitationandModernization Subcomponent envisages financing of several activities among which is Institutional Strengthening of the LLC"Georgian Amelioration" in Management and Operations. The LLC "Georgian amelioration" (GA) was formed in 2012 by merging fourregional Amelioration Services Companies which had been created six years earlier but had provedto be ineffective and unviable. TheCompany owns all main system irrigation-related infrastructure and provides irrigation and drainage services to contracting farmerswithin the command areas of its systems. The project is also financing preparation of the National Irrigation and DrainageStrategy. One of the key element of the strategy is development of tariff methodology and arrangements for regulation of irrigationtariffs and services It is intended to apply part ofthe proceeds for consulting services - Regulation and Tariff Specialist(International Consultant). The objective of the assignment isto assist GA to definean irrigation tariff methodology and undertakea Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA). In particular, the Consultant will undertakethe following. 1.    Review the mandate, operation, and performance of the Georgian National Energy and WaterSupply Regulatory Commission (Regulatory Commission), and provide an assessment of its capabilities with particular reference toregulating irrigation tariffs and quality of irrigation service provision. 2.     Review the draft National Irrigation Strategy, with aparticular focus on plans for irrigation operation and maintenance and suggest options for regulating tariffs and quality ofservice at both main system and local (tertiary) levels. 3.    Evaluate the regulatory options suggested in terms of effectiveness, cost, andadministrative burden on service providers and make recommendations for preferred options. 4.     Present and discussvarious regulatory options with GA, the Ministry of Agriculture, and/orthe proposed national Working Group on Irrigation Tariffsand Regulation. 5.    Review tariff methodology prepared for GA by Deloitte and provide comments andsuggestions. Pay particular attention to alternative approaches todealing with capital costs, i.e. the standard straight linedepreciation method and a continuous maintenance and replacement option, and their impacts on tariff methodology andlevels It is estimated that atotal of thirty five (35) days will be required, deployed in in two missions on site. The first mission for about 14 days isscheduled for January 2016.  The timing forsubsequent visit and main focus/output will be agreed with the Consultant during the first visit. Possible home-based workmay be 5 days, as determined during contractual negotiations. The Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia nowinvites eligible individual consultants ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. The selectioncriteria are: 1.    University Degree in economics, public administration or other field related to tariffsetting and utility regulation. 2.    Minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience in public utility regulation, preferablyspanning a wide range of countries. 3.    Fluent spoken and written English. Previous experience in the region will be an asset The attention of interestedConsultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants 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. A Consultant will be selected in accordancewith the Individual Consultant (IC) method set out in Section V of the   Guidelines: Selection and Employment ofConsultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits &Grants by World Bank Borrowers, January 2011,revised July 2014. Further information can be obtained at the address below during officehours from 10:00 a.m. to 17:00 p.m. at Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia, Phone number: +99532 2376672, Ms. Lali Durmishidze,Component Director, or Mr. Ioseb Tchonkadze, Procurement Consultant. Interest expression with CV shall be submitted at the address providedbelow not later than 18:00 p.m. of December 28, 2015. Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia Attn: Ms. LaliDurmishidze, Component Director 6 Marshal Gelovani Ave, Tbilisi,Georgia Tel.: +99532 2376672 E-mail To: lali.durmishidze@moa.gov.ge; 96800x600 Normal0falsefalsefalseEN-USJAX-NONE/* Style Definitions */table.MsoNormalTable{mso-style-name:"Table Normal";mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0;mso-tstyle-colband-size:0;mso-style-noshow:yes;mso-style-priority:99;mso-style-parent:"";mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt;mso-para-margin:0in;mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt;mso-pagination:widow-orphan;font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman";} Cc: ioseb.tchonkadze@moa.gov.ge

Gori Wind

 | Published May 7, 2015  -  Deadline June 22, 2015
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INVITATION FOR TENDERS GEORGIA 20 MW WIND FARM GORI PROJECT Lot 1 : Wind Turbines, Towers and Scada System (including Wind Farm Management System compliant to the Grid Requirements) This Invitation for Tenders follows the General Procurement Notice for this project which was published in Procurement Opportunities, 7845-GPN-47431 on 25 March 2015. JSC “Georgian Energy Development Fund”, the Employer intends using a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development - EBRD (the Bank) towards the cost of 20 MW Wind Farm Gori Project. The Employer now invites sealed Tenders from contractors for the following contract to be funded from part of the proceeds of the loan: 6 Wind turbines generators systems, towers and SCADA System (Remote Monitoring and Control), including wind farm management system to supply grid service in accordance with the Technical Requisition Files and Employer’s Requirements. Service agreement with warranty period over two years, with options for extending this agreement to a maximum of ten years according to the Technical Requisition Files and Employer’s Requirements. Tendering for contracts to be financed with the proceeds of a loan from the Bank is open to firms from all countries. The proceeds of the Bank’s loan will not be used for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, or for any import of goods, if such payment or import is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations. Tender documents may be obtained from the address below upon payment of a non-refundable fee of 400 USD or equivalent in a convertible currency. Payment shall be made on the following bank account: Intermediary bank code BKTRUS33 Intermediary bank name Deutsche Bank Trust Company America Beneficiary bank code KSBGGE22 Beneficiary bank name JSC “Kor Standard Bank” Beneficiary account GE60 KS00 0000 0360 3000 29 Upon receipt of appropriate evidence of payment of the non-refundable fee, the documents will be promptly dispatched by courier, but no liability can be accepted for loss or late delivery. If requested, the documents can be dispatched electronically in PDF format free of charge. All Tenders must be accompanied by a Tender Security of 600,000 USD or its equivalent in a convertible currency, and must be delivered to the address below on or before June 22, 2015, at which time they will be opened in the presence of the Tenderers’ representatives who wish to attend. Participation in the subject project, financed from the above identified sources, is open to Tenderers from all countries, which must satisfy the criteria detailed in the Instructions to Tenderers and Tender Data of Tender Documents. These criteria are detailed as follows (cfr para. 3.2 of the attached Tender Data, Volume I.ii): a. General Experience The Tenderer shall have an average annual turnover (defined as annual earnings, expressed in its equivalent of a defined currency) as a contractor over the last five years of USD 100,000,000 equivalent. The turnover value in other currencies than the defined currency should be recalculated into that currency based on the exchange rate as of the 1st of July of each year reported, as set by National Bank of Georgia. b. Specific Experience The Tenderer shall meet the following minimum criteria: For a Single Tenderer: successful experience as a contractor (prime or subcontractor) in the execution of at least five (5) contracts of a magnitude comparable to the proposed contract within the last ten (10) years. For assessment purposes the values of the referred contracts shall be not less than the equivalent of USD 12 Million; For Joint Venture, Consortium or Association (JVCA): the applicant or the lead partner in a JVCA shall have acted as a main contractor on at least five (5) contracts of a magnitude comparable to the proposed contract within the last ten (10) years. For assessment purposes the values of the referred contracts shall be not less than the equivalent of USD 12 Million; Requirement for both single Tenderer or one partner in JVCA: Comparable contracts include Installation and Erection Experience of successfully and substantially completed contracts that are similar to the proposed Plant and Installation Services. The similarity shall be based on the physical size, complexity, methods/technology including presentation copy of type test carried out successfully, dully witnessed and certified by third classification association, which will be comparable with the characteristic as described in Volume III, Employer’s Requirements. In addition, the following experience shall be demonstrated for the proposed turbine manufacturer for or contracts executed during the past ten (10) years: Wind farm design, manufacturing, supply, erection, commissioning, and operation of wind farm as turnkey project in at least three (3) projects of at least 50 MW each; The Tenderer must demonstrate that a minimum 25 commissioned WTGs with nominal power greater or equal to 3 MW have been in operation for at least two (2) years with a documented availability rate of at least 95% at the beginning of January 2015. c. Personnel Capabilities The Tenderer shall provide suitably qualified personnel to fill the positions listed below. For each position Tenderer shall supply information in the relevant form (refer to Vol I.ix) on a main candidate and an alternate, each of whom should meet the experience requirements specified below: Position Total work experience (years) In similar works (years) As manager of similar works (years) Project Manager 15 10 5 (2 assignments) Project Manager (Alt) 15 10 5 (2 assignments) Site Manager 15 10 5 (2 assignments) Site Manager (Alt) 15 10 5 (2 assignments) O&M Supervisor 10 4 NA O&M Supervisor (Alt) 10 4 NA d. Equipment Availability The Tenderer shall own, or have assured access to (through hire, lease, purchase agreement, availability of manufacturing equipment, or other means), the following key items of equipment in full working order, and must demonstrate that they will be available for use in the Contract. The Tenderer may also list alternative equipment which he would propose to use for the Contract, together with an explanation of the proposal. Equipment type and characteristics Minimum number required 1. Lifting Crane (lifting capacity >100t) 1 2. 3. e. Manufacturing Capacity The Tenderer shall demonstrate that it or his manufacturer/supplier/vendor has the manufacturing capacity to produce the required equipment during the planned Contract implementation period (2015-2016), taking into account the Tenderer’s commitments in other contracts. The Tenderer shall have assured availability of the following manufacturing lines/equipment in full working order, and must demonstrate that they will be available for use in the Contract: The Tenderer may also list alternative arrangements which he would propose to use for the Contract, together with an explanation of the proposal. Manufacturing lines Minimum capacity required 1. WTG nacelle 50 units/year 2.WTG tower 50 units/year 3.WTG blades 50 units/year f. Financial Position 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 6 months, estimated as not less than seven (7) millions USD equivalent, taking into account the Tenderer’s commitments in other contracts. In case the Tenderer uses other currency, the calculations shall be based on the exchange rate, as set by National Bank of Georgia on the date of publication of the Invitation for Tender. The submitted annual financial statements for the five (5) years must demonstrate the soundness of the Tenderer’s financial position, showing long term profitability. Consistent losses or a risk of insolvency shown in the accounts may be cause for the disqualification of the Tenderer. To facilitate the assessment of information the Tenderers shall submit a summary of assets and liabilities, expressed in an equivalent of USD converted based on the exchange rate reported as of the 1st of July of each year, as set by National Bank of Georgia. Based upon known commitments, the Tenderers shall also provide a summary of the projected assets and liabilities for the next two (2) years, expressed in its equivalent of USD converted based on the exchange rate as of the date of publication of the Invitation for Tender, as set by National Bank of Georgia, unless the withholding of such information is justified by the Tenderer to the satisfaction of the Client. Where necessary, the Client may make inquiries with the Tenderer’s banks. g. Non-performance History A consistent history of litigation and/or arbitration awards against the Tenderer or any partner of a joint venture or their non-performance under the contracts may result in failure of the application. Moreover, if a Tenderer is formally debarred from contracting activities by the law or official regulation of the Client’s country or by the Bank, and the Client may not enter into a contract with such Tenderer, the Client may reject the application. h. Current Obligations and Pending Awards The Tenderer shall have the above mentioned resources free of ongoing obligations and/or pending contract awards. The Tenderer shall provide information on the on-going contractual obligations and pending contract awards. The Client may reject the application if the level of the confirmed commitments to be carried out in parallel with the Contract exceeds the Tenderer’s annual turnover for the previous year by a factor of 1.5. i. Specific Requirements with regards to JVCA JVCA must satisfy the following minimum qualification requirements: The JVCA must satisfy collectively all the above mentioned qualification criteria, for which purpose the relevant figures for each of the partners shall be added to arrive at the joint venture's total capacity. The lead partner shall meet not less than 50% of all the qualifying criteria for the turn over and the availability of the financial means as per criteria specified under general experience and financial position specified above; Each partner shall meet not less than 30 percent of all the qualifying criteria for the turnover and the availability of the financial means as per the criteria specified under general experience and financial position above. Each partner shall satisfy the requirements with regard to the soundness of the financial position and non-performance history, specified above. The lead partner of the JVCA shall demonstrate that he acted as a main contractor on at least two (2) project(s) of similar magnitude. The qualification of a JVCA does not mean that any of its partners individually, or as a partner in any other JVCA, are qualified. j. Subcontractor Requirements In case, where the Tenderers plan to use specific manufacturers and/or subcontractors for major and/or specialised items or works, the Tenderers shall specify the names and qualifications of such specialist subcontractors. These works are those in excess of 10 percent of the estimated value of the works/supply and/or any of the specific operations and works. To be prequalified for tendering for the Contract, the Tenderers must demonstrate to the Client that the manufacturers and subcontractors proposed by them for the above mentioned works substantially satisfy the requirements regarding specific experience: The Tenderer’s subcontractors shall meet the following minimum criteria: successful experience as a contractor (prime or subcontractor) in the execution of at least four (4) contracts of a magnitude comparable to the works proposed for subcontracting within the last three (3) years; and successful experience as a contractor (prime or subcontractor) in the execution of at least four (4) contracts of a nature and complexity comparable to the works proposed for subcontracting within the last three (3) years. Should a subcontractor be determined to be unqualified or otherwise unacceptable, the application shall not be rejected, but the Tenderer shall be required to substitute an acceptable subcontractor. Prospective Tenderers may obtain further information from, and inspect and acquire the Tender Documents at the following office: Mr Tornike Kazarashvili – Project Manager JSC “Georgian Energy Development Fund” House of Justice #8 Baratashvili Street, 4th floor Tbilisi, Georgia 0105 Office: +99532 2 18 11 31 E-mail : t.kazarashvili@gedf.com.ge and/or g.bezhuashvili@gedf.com.ge

Head of Secretariat to the Investors Council in Georgia

 | Published April 10, 2015  -  Deadline April 30, 2015
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The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development's ("EBRD" or the "Bank") operational framework for the Early Transition Countries ("ETCs": Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, Mongolia, Tajikistan) gives a strong focus to private sector development. The EBRD's private sector focus singles it out among the international financial institutions, and the Bank has demonstrated that it can maximise its value-added and transition impact through this approach, playing a catalytic role in promoting innovation and competitiveness. A sound business environment is vital for private sector development, and policy dialogue on the investment climate plays a central role in the Bank's engagement, as highlighted in the EBRD's recently adopted strategy for Georgia. Within that context, regular and open dialogue between the private sector and the authorities is essential: public-private dialogue can help encourage and guide much-needed reforms by the government, while providing government in turn with the necessary support from the private sector community. Following extensive consultations with senior government officials as well as with the private sector, IFIs and donors in Georgia, there is now widespread support to launch and support the Investors Council ("IC"). Through the IC initiative, the Bank will facilitate dialogue between the government and the private sector in a more systematic and sustainable manner. The IC will function as an independent body with the objective of assisting the Government of Georgia in developing policy related to the investment climate through a structured and effective interaction with the private sector. A permanent Secretariat (the "Secretariat") for the Investors Council needs to be established to underpin the effective functioning of the Investors Council. The EBRD now seeks to retain a Head of Secretariat (the "Consultant") who should have a deep understanding of both public and private sectors and experience of working at high levels in both domains (the "assignment"). The Secretariat will be staffed with a team of professionals and provided with other resources in order to ensure that the IC functions in a consistent, transparent and effective manner. The Head of Secretariat will be responsible for coordinating with key counterparts in the Georgian government, including the Prime Minister's office, the Ministries of Finance, Economy, Energy, Agriculture, Regional Development and Infrastructure, and the Private Sector Ombudsman of Georgia. The tasks of the Head of Secretariat will, inter alia, include the following: - Develop and propose an appropriate structure and organisation of the Investors Council. - Draft the Rules of Procedure for the IC for approval by EBRD and the IC's permanent members. - Make recommendations for regulations, institutional improvements and/or structures to be created and/or reinforced to enable the IC to function effectively. - Identify key impediments to investment by local and foreign enterprises, as well as the main drivers and agents of reform, for consideration by the IC. - Identify upcoming pieces of legislation related to the investment and business climate and solicit the views of the public and private sectors for discussion at the IC meetings. - In consultation with the IC's permanent members and the Bank, prepare an annual work plan for the IC’s approval. - In collaboration with the IC's members, agree on and prepare the agenda, including ensuring that appropriate documentation is provided, to be discussed at IC meetings and its working groups. - Present the conclusions and recommendations of the IC and/or its working groups to the relevant government bodies, private sector representatives and the Bank. - Ensure that the activities and recommendation of the IC are publicised, including through the IC's website and social media as appropriate. - Identify which agencies (donors, etc) that are present in the country can support analytical work on specific issues raised by the IC and coordinate the work with those agencies and other stakeholders in working groups. - Build the capacity of the Secretariat's professional staff through day-to-day work as well as participation in workshops and conferences organised by various organisations (eg EBRD, World Bank, bilateral agencies). - Maintain regular contact with the Bank and seek the feedback of relevant authorities/bodies, the private sector, as well as international financial institutions and other donor organisations. - Prepare quarterly reports on the IC's activities and submit them to the Bank's RO and specified staff at Headquarters. - Summarise the achievements of the assignment in annual reports to the Bank copied to the relevant government bodies involved in the process. - Manage the day-to-day operations of IC from inception to the end of the assignment period, including all administrative duties, eg rent, employment, supplies, etc. Reporting: - The Head of Secretariat shall report to the Bank (Resident Office and Headquarters) every quarter on its activities and make recommendations to the Bank on further actions. The reports will include minutes of Council meetings. The first report to be submitted on 31st August. - The annual reports to be submitted in May 2016 shall include the description of the achievements of the assignment to-date. Assignment Start Date and Duration: The assignment is expected to start in May 2015 and last two years, subject to satisfactory performance of the Consultant, business needs and availability of further funding. Note that this is a full time-role and the Consultant is expected to be resident in the country. Value Added Tax (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 International Financial Institution and state this to the Bank in their response to this notification. To the extent that a consultant incurs input VAT on goods and services purchased in connection with the provision of services (eg 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 treated as a reimbursable expense. Funding Source: the contract will be financed through Bilateral donors and/or EBRD Shareholder Special Fund. Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions Consultant Profile: An individual is sought. Firms may propose candidates but the evaluation will be based on the skills and experience of the individual and not the firm. Candidates should have the following qualifications and expertise: - Background in business, economics, law or related field, with preferably at least one postgraduate degree in one of these subjects - Ideally at least 10 years of relevant work experience at senior level, preferably both in the public and private sectors - Fluency in written and spoken Georgian and fluency in English will be considered an advantage - Experience of working with government organisations and good knowledge of relevant legislation. In addition, the successful candidate should have the following personal characteristics: - good understanding of the process of economic reform in Georgia - strong leadership and persuasion skills - ability to interact effectively with senior officials in government and the business community - ability to prioritise and work under the pressure of deadlines. Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of candidates seeking to be selected for this assignment, the information submitted should include the following: 1. Cover letter (maximum 2 pages) summarising how he/she satisfies the requirements as defined above under Consultant Profile; 2. CV which should be detailed and include full descriptions of roles responsibilities carried out; 3. 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 Responses to the notification are to be submitted in English, by email to the contact person given below no later than the closing date. Please title your email "Head of Secretariat" Up to 6 candidates will be invited to interview in the Georgia before an evaluation committee expected to comprise of one representative from the Georgian Government, a representative from the business sector and a Bank representative. The EBRD’s Contact Person: Angela Levitsky European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Tel: + 44 20 7338 6363 Fax: +44 20 7338 7451 E-mail: levitska@ebrd.com Note: 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.

Enguri HPP Rehabilitation Project – Phase IV

 | Published January 31, 2017  -  Deadline March 1, 2017
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Invitation for Expressions of Interest – PIU Consultant – Independent Engineer

Enguri HPP Rehabilitation Project – Phase IV

Project Description:  Engurhesi Ltd (the Borrower or the Company), the major hydro power generating company in Georgia, intends using the proceeds of a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and grant money from the European Commission Neighbouring Investment Fund for the Enguri HPP Rehabilitation Project – Phase IV.

The project aims to make improvements to the 271m high arch dam and 9.5m diameter, 15km long pressure tunnel as well as related hydromechanical and electromechanical equipment, to alleviate significant leakages from the tunnel, ensure the long term safety of the tunnel, respond to heavy sedimentation problem in the reservoir and to enhance the environmental benefits of the Enguri and Vardnili Hydro Power Plants facilities.

The project generally aims at:

  1. increasing the availability of non-polluting renewable energy in the country; and
  2. improving operational safety of the Enguri power facility.


The Enguri HPP and the downstream Vardnili HPP Cascade were built during the 1960-70s as part of the same scheme.  Enguri HPP (5 units of 260MW capacity each) releases its water into the Vardnili HPP water channel, where four power plants were initially in operation.  Three of these plants were totally destroyed during the civil war in early 1990’s. The Enguri HPP itself suffered from lack of maintenance and until recently only four out of five units were operating at 80% of their capacity.

The EBRD has been involved in the rehabilitation of the Enguri Hydro Power Plant since 1998, initially with civil works on the dam, later with the rehabilitation of the units at the power plant. 

The Government of Georgia recently formally requested EBRD and the European Commission Neighbouring Investment Fund to consider the financing of the completion of the Enguri HPP rehabilitation programme - Phase IV. 

The proposed project, which has a total estimated cost of about EUR 35.0 Million equivalent, will require the procurement of the following goods, works and services:

  • Civil Works on headrace tunnel of 9.5m diameter and 15km long ;
  • Electromechanical works on Enguri Dam and switchyard;
  • Hydro-mechanical works on penstocks and gates;
  • Enguri reservoir sediment management;
  • Engineering Consulting Services   (this Notice).

Assignment Description: Engurhesi Ltd now intends to engage an engineering consulting firm (the Consultant) to provide organisational and technical assistance to the Client to ensure the successful design, implementation and completion of the Project with all EBRD requirements stipulated in the Loan Agreement (the Assignment).

The selected Consultant is expected to provide the following services:

1. Project Preparation Phase

  • Prepare inception report and a project schedule identifying all relevant milestones and their respective timeframes for all parties to adhere to.
  • Review previous studies and rehabilitation works design and results achieved
  • Provide comprehensive support to the PIU in relation to procurement of goods and works contracts under the Project, including review and preparation of technical specifications, preparation of tender documents, assistance during all stages of procurement processes and subsequent works contracts finalisation.

2. Project Implementation Phase

  • Assistance with Project implementation, including supervision, monitoring of progress of the civil works contracts as well as supply and installation contracts for equipment under the project.
  • Support to the Client with regards to all aspects of Project reporting.
  • Assistance with Testing, Commissioning and Operational Acceptance, as required by the Client.
  • Support in ensuring compliance with the Loan Agreement, including monitoring and reporting on the implementation of the Environmental and Social Action Plan.
  • At the end of the Project the Consultant will prepare a Project completion report, which shall include the following:
    • A summary of technical improvements achieved by the Project;
    • Assessment of the implementation of Environment and Social Action Plan.

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

Assignment expected Start Date and Duration: The assignment is expected to start from earliest May 2017 and has an estimated overall duration of about 40 months.

Estimated input of Key Experts’ time: 70 person-months. Subject to availability of funding, excellent performance of the selected Consultant and the specific needs of the Client the Assignment may be extended beyond the current scope and time line.

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: Through EBRD loan proceeds.

Eligibility Restrictions: 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 related to preparing and implementing engineering works for hydro power projects of similar nature i.e. construction or rehabilitation of large scale hydro power plants with dams and pressure tunnels.

To be shortlisted for this Tender, the applicant is required to give proof of having supervised the construction and /or rehabilitation of at least i) three (3) nos. of hydro power plants projects of above 200 MW capacity, with at least 3m diameter and 1km pressure tunnel/shaft, each with large dam ii) which have been commissioned/rehabilitated in the past 10 years.

The applicant will be free to offer to the Client a Methodology of Enguri pressure tunnel rehabilitation e.g. unreinforced, reinforced, pre-stressed concrete or other lining application with the view of increasing safety and reducing water leakages from the Tunnel.  Nevertheless, for shortlisted companies at the Request for Proposals stage the applicant shall also provide with Techno-Economic Assessment of the preferred methodology. 

The Consultant’s expert team is expected to include Key Experts as follows, with estimated input in the project of 40 months period:

  1. Project Manager / Team Leader with at least 15 years of general professional experience and relevant project experience of rehabilitation works.  In addition the Project Manager should have appropriate on-site project management experience.  Estimated input – 8 months.
  2. Procurement Engineer with at least 15 years of experience in procurement. Experience in procurement in the rehabilitation of hydro power plants as well as experience of procurement based on IFI rules. Estimated input – 8 months.
  3. Civil Works Design Engineer with at least 20 years experience in construction / rehabilitation of large HPPs and dams. Estimated input – 6 months.
  4. Tunnelling Design Engineer with at least 20 years experience in construction / rehabilitation of large tunnels and particularly pressure tunnels. Estimated input – 6 months.
  5. Electromechanical Engineer with at least 15 years experience in construction / rehabilitation of large HPPs. Estimated input – 6 months
  6. Hydromechanical Engineer with at least 15 years experience in construction / rehabilitation of large HPPs and dams. Estimated input – 6 months;
  7. Resident Project Manager / Civil Engineer – with at least 20 years experience in construction / rehabilitation of larges HPP and dams as well as relevant on-site project management experience. Estimated input – 30 months.

Local Experts with at least 10 years experience in construction / rehabilitation of large HPP and dams as well as related environmental monitoring experience.

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

  1. Company/group of firms’ profile, organisation and staffing (max. 2-4 pages).
  2. Details of previous project experience or similar assignments particularly undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contract value, contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided (if different from duration), main activities, objectives.
  3. CVs of Key Experts who could carry out the Assignment detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments, particularly assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, main activities, objectives.
  4. Completed Consultant Declaration Form and Contact Sheet, the template for which is available from the following web-link:

 

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

The expression of interest shall not exceed 20 pages (excluding CVs, Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet).

One original and two numbered hard copies together with electronic copy on CD-Rom of the above information in English should be submitted to the Client in an envelope marked “Expression of Interest for Enguri HPP Rehabilitation Project – Phase I,V Consultancy Services” to reach the Client not later than the above closing date.

Contact Details:

Engurhesi Ltd.
Project Implementation Unit
8, Politkovskaya st., 0179, Tbilisi, Georgia
Mr. Malkhaz Tskvitishvili, Project Manager
Tel. (+995 32) 18 80 11
Fax: (+995 32) 18 80 22
e-mails: Info@engurhesi.ge , malkhaz@caucasus.net

 

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

Capacity Building and Advocacy Support for the Georgian Competition Agency

 | Published April 27, 2016  -  Deadline May 24, 2016
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Project Description:
The Georgian Competition Authority (the 'Client') has requested the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the 'EBRD' or the 'Bank') to provide technical assistance to strengthen its institutional capacity and support its advocacy function as a regulator (the 'Project').

Georgia introduced significant amendments to the law on 'Free Trade and Competition' in March 2014, based on which the Competition and State procurement agency was divided into two legal entities, and by the Government Resolution No 288 dated 14th April 2014 the new Competition Agency was established. This decision marked a turning point, as a formally independent competition agency was for the first time introduced in the country. The legislation introduced (competition law and relevant by-laws) is in line with the commitments of Georgia under the DCFTA (deep and comprehensive free trade area).

While the legislation is by now broadly aligned with the EU model, the Client currently lacks adequate capacity to enforce it. The staff, currently composed of 39 people (16 economists, 10 lawyers and 13 administrative/other staff), requires significant training in the areas of competition economics, quantitative techniques for the enforcement of competition law, and procedural aspects of competition law enforcement.

At the same time, the Client needs to raise its profile and ensure that its role and mandate is well understood by the business community, by the government and by public opinion more generally.

Assignment Description:
The Bank now intends to engage a consulting company (the 'Consultant') to design, implement and deliver a capacity building programme and advocacy support activities with the Client (the 'Assignment'). The contracting entity shall be the Bank.

The expected outcome of the Assignment is that the Georgian Competition Agency's capacity as a competition review body is enhanced and market awareness about its role is increased.

The selected Consultant will be required to deliver a capacity building programme composed of the following three components:

(i) The delivery of a formal, classroom-based training programme combining a review of main economic and legal concepts in competition law enforcement with assessment of relevant EU case law. The training will be focused at building the necessary skills and knowledge necessary for officials and case handlers to perform antitrust and merger investigations in line with best international practice.

A small number of participants from sector regulators in Georgia (e.g. energy and telecom regulators) should be envisaged, in light of their significant involvement in competition matters;

(ii) Exposure to best practice in other jurisdictions through the attendance by selected officials to (i) one study-tour at an EU competition authority and (ii) international seminars and events with the participation of recognized international academics and practitioners in the competition field.

The objective of the study tour will be to contribute to the officials' capacity building through direct exposure to the operations of competition authorities in more advanced selected jurisdictions; while the attendance to relevant international conferences/events will also provide them with an opportunity to engage with international experts and practitioners and to network with officials from other competition authorities;

(iii) The realization of ad-hoc advocacy initiatives aimed at raising awareness about the Competition Agency's role in promoting competition and at building its advocacy role for the support of market oriented reforms.

Additional information on the scope of services required is available from the attached Terms of Reference ('ToR'): http://www.ebrd.com/documents/procurement/51279-tor.pdf

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 June 2016 and has an estimated overall duration of 7 months.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment:
EUR 255,000 (exclusive of VAT). Subject to availability of funding, the performance of the selected Consultant, the success of the Assignment and the specific needs of the Project, the Assignment may be extended beyond the current scope.

The Consultant must determine whether any VAT would be chargeable on the services and the basis for that determination, without taking into consideration the special status of the Bank 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 purchased 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 expected that the Assignment will be funded by EBRD-UK Investment Climate and Governance 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 preferably with previous project experience related to:

1. the successful delivery of capacity building programmes of a comparable nature, scale and complexity to that required under this Assignment;
2. the successful conduct of advocacy initiatives in countries of a comparable nature and conditions as Georgia; and
3. the successful dealing with antitrust cases in the capacity of economic/legal consultant or as case handler in a competition agency.

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

a) Key Expert No 1 - Team Leader/Competition Economics Expert with preferably 15 years or more of previous professional experience in the field of economics of competition and competition law, preferably including market assessments; econometrics applied to competition law; assessment of single and collective dominance issues; state aid; the advocacy function of competition regulators;

b) Key Expert No 2 – Competition Law Expert with preferably 10 years or more of previous professional experience in the field of international competition law, preferably including assessment of single and collective dominance issues; state aid; the advocacy function of competition regulators; and

c) Key Expert No 3 – Communication Expert with 10 years or more of previous professional experience in the field communication and organisation of events (workshops; conferences) in the field of economics and regulation.

All Key Experts shall be fluent in written and spoken English. It is essential that the Consultant's team contains some experts fluent in Georgian/Russian.

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. Brief proposal for assignment implementation, including understanding of the objectives, the proposed approach and methodology to a successful delivery of the Assignment, reporting format and structure, a work plan with milestones, and a Team Input summary indicating the number of working days allocated to the Assignment by each Key Expert.

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 25 pages excluding CVs 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:
Paula Alegria
Principal, Deputy Head TC Operations
Technical Co-operation
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
e-mail: AlegriaP@ebrd.com (submissions should be sent through eSelection and NOT to this email address)

Notes:

1. The selection will normally be made from responses to this notification only. Consultants will not be asked to submit a financial proposal as part of the expression of interest. The highest-ranked Consultant will be selected from a shortlist and be invited to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding.

2. The shortlist criteria and weightings are:

(a) Firm's previous project experience in the delivery of capacity building programmes of a comparable nature, scale and complexity to that required under this Assignment (15%);
(b) Firm's previous project experience in the conduct of advocacy initiatives in countries of a comparable nature and conditions as Georgia (15%);
(c) Firm's previous project experience in dealing with antitrust cases in the capacity of economic/legal consultant or as case handler in a competition agency (10%)
(d) CVs of the Key Experts proposed (30%); and
(e) Quality of the Consultant's proposal for assignment implementation in accordance with the ToR (30%).

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%