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Kyrgyzstan Sustainable Energy Efficiency Financing Facility, Extension (KyrSEFF II) - Energy Efficiency Policy Dialogue

 | Published May 22, 2015  -  Deadline June 15, 2015
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Programme Description:
Sustainable energy investments are driven by unsustainable and inconsistent energy supplies, inefficient use of energy at the end-user sectors and particularly in the residential, services, manufacturing industries and SME sectors. High energy consumption exceeds by 2 to 4 times the international benchmarks set for specific energy use in buildings or service/industrial processes. This is due to a large extent to out-dated and inefficient equipment and infrastructure.

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the "Bank" or "EBRD") has assisted the Kyrgyz Government to develop a set of primary and secondary legislation based on principles of the EU Directive on Energy Performance of Buildings. A dedicated Law on Energy Efficiency of Buildings and a package of secondary legislation and technical standards were prepared with support from the Bank. The Law on Energy Performance of Buildings, defining legal responsibilities of building owners and instruments to promote EE in buildings was adopted as Law No. 137 by the Parliament and was put in force since 6th Feb 2012. The Law addresses all building stakeholders including private home owners, commercial premises and public buildings. A Government Decree No. 531 was approved and put in force since 2nd August 2012. The Decree introduces implementation procedures for energy performance certifications of buildings and regular inspections of boilers and heating systems. The Decree introduces minimum energy performance requirements for all types of buildings under construction, major refurbishment and sales and energy assessment methodology in compliance with ISO EN 13790/2008. Energy certification and the regular inspections are to be conducted by independent accredited professionals on commercial basis.

The new legislation is in almost full compliance with the EU Building Directive (2010/31/EU) and introduces a new concept of legislation for the Kyrgyz authorities. Kyrgyz Republic became the first country on the post-Soviet area (except the three Baltic states) and a pioneer on setting legislation on energy efficiency of buildings based on the best experience from EU.

Framework Agreements for the Programme:
To facilitate the efficient execution of the Programme and assist in further policy dialogue with the Kyrgyz authorities, namely the Ministry of Energy and the State Agency on Construction and Architecture ("Gosstroy"), the Bank intends to enter into Framework Agreements with three consultants ("Framework Consultant" or "Consultant"). The objective of the Programme is to assist Ministry of Energy and the State Agency for Construction and Architecture (the "Authorities") with the fine-tuning of specific regulations related to energy efficiency and/or renewable energy and provide some capacity building support for practical implementation of the new legislation on energy efficiency in buildings.

The Framework Agreements will enable the Bank to call upon a shortlist of pre-qualified firms from which it can quickly and efficiently obtain reliable services. The Framework Contract will establish, in advance, fee rates for experts, contract terms and agreements, and procedures that will govern individual assignments ("Assignments" or "Call-offs") to be required to implement the Programme. Under these Framework Agreements, the Bank will have the option, but not the obligation, to place individual Assignments with the selected Framework Consultants.

Framework Consultants will be selected for individual Assignments in accordance with EBRD’s Procurement Policies and Rules ("PP&R"). The Bank may send to the Framework Consultant(s) specific Terms of Reference for the Assignment ("Specific ToR"). The Specific ToR will include a description of the tasks to be performed, time-schedules and reporting instructions. The Framework Consultant(s) should respond by sending to the Bank a technical and financial proposal for the Assignment together with details of the Expert(s) proposed to carry out the work. The Bank will then assess the response(s) and – subject to successful negotiations - issue a call-off notice ("Call-Off Notice") for the individual Assignment to the selected Framework Consultant.

Description of Call-offs:
Consultancy services for individual Assignments are expected to include the following:
• Assistance provided to Gosstroy on fine-tuning the secondary legislation (sub-laws, Government decrees and regulations ) and tertiary legislation (technical standards/technical rules) related to energy efficiency in buildings;
• Capacity building assistance to Gosstroy for implementation of the new legislation on energy efficiency in buildings;
• Provide comments and inputs to the Ministry of Energy and in relation to the New National Program for Energy Savings, which is currently under development;
• Assist with development of effective secondary legislation on renewable energy;
• Advise on amendment of existing heat supply regulations with regards to metering and billing procedures and energy performance benchmarks.

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

Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Programme is expected to start in October 2015. The selected Framework Consultants will be engaged via Framework Agreements with a validity period of up to 24 months.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 500,000.00 (exclusive of VAT).
Subject to availability of funding, the performance of the selected Framework Consultants and the specific needs of the Bank the Framework Agreements may be extended beyond the current scope. The cost estimate for individual Assignments will vary depending on their specific 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: This Programme is expected to be funded by the EU Investment Facility for Central Asia (IFCA). Please note that 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:
• Project advisory works in the field of energy efficiency;
• Supporting public administrations in providing key policy recommendations.

It is expected that key experts with the following expertise are to be included in the team of the Consultant:
• substantive experience in the legislation on energy efficiency (EE) of buildings;
• substantive experience with the implementation of EPBD;
• knowledge of, and preferably, experience with EU legislation on renewable energy;
• knowledge of the Kyrgyz regulatory context;
• experience with capacity building activities.

Experts' previous experience in EBRD countries of operations would be an additional asset. The Consultant is expected to be equipped with professional writing skills in English, Russian and Kyrgyz, including strong editing skills for highly technical reports.

Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants seeking to be selected for this Programme, 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 above information should not exceed 10 pages excluding CVs and Consultant Declaration 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 Persons:
Sophie Medert
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: + 44 20 7338 7371
E-mail: MedertS@ebrd.com
(submissions should be sent through eSelection and NOT to this email address)

Notes:
1. Following the invitations for Expressions of interest, a shortlist of qualifies consultants will be invited to submit proposals. Consultant selection and contracting will be subject to availability of funding.
2. The evaluation criteria are as follows:
• Firm's experience in project advisory works in the field of energy efficiency, preferably in EBRD countries of operations (35%)
• Firm's experience in supporting public administrations in providing key policy recommendations, preferably in EBRD countries of operations (30%)
• Composition of expert team (35%)

Urban Development Project - P151416

Community Development and Investment Agency (ARIS) | Published January 28, 2016  -  Deadline February 10, 2016
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Preparation Of Feasibility Studies And Designs For Improved Seismic Safety And Energy Efficiency Of Schools And Kindergartens And Technical Supervision Of Construction. REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES ? FIRMS SELECTION) Selection of Consulting company for preparation of Feasibility Studies and Designsfor Improved Seismic Safety and Energy Efficiency of Schools and Kindergartens and Technical Supervision ofconstruction. COUNTRY: The Kyrgyz Republic NAME OF PROJECT: "ECAPDEV ProjectPreparation Grant" Urban DevelopmentProject TF 019293 Assignment Title: Preparation of Feasibility Studies and Designs for Improved Seismic Safety and EnergyEfficiency of Schools and Kindergartens and Technical Supervision of construction. Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan):   UDPPPG-CQ-2016-4 The Kyrgyz Republic has received financing fromthe IDA (International Development Association) toward the cost of the "ECAPDEV Project PreparationGrant" Urban Development Project to improve the quality of municipalservices and pilot energy efficiency and seismic resilience retrofits of urban infrastructure in participating towns. The CommunityDevelopment and Investment Agency (ARIS) is the Project Implementing Agency, responsible for the preparation, coordination, projectmanagement and implementation. The consulting services ("the Services")  include:  (i) the preparation offeasibility studies and detailed designs for retrofitting of four large schools and two kindergartenslocated in Balykchy and Toktogul to improve the seismic resilience and energy efficiency of the buildings, and (ii)technical construction supervision. Draft pre-feasibility studies for Energy Efficient Retrofits of the six social facilities (fourschools and two kindergartens) have been developed and will be made available to short-listed firms. Draft terms of reference for theassignment can be provided uponwritten request sent to indicated email addresses. The Community Development and Investment Agency (ARIS) now invites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") to indicatetheir interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have therequired qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria are: ·          Atleast 10 years' experience in design of large (more than 1000 sqm) buildings construction with seismic resilient features andincluding energy efficient features; ·         General experience and qualification of the  firm personnel; and ·         At least two assignments which combined (a) seismic retrofitting and vulnerability assessment ofexisting buildings and (b) improvement in energy efficiency of existing buildings, or two separate assignments oneach duringthe last 5 years. Theattention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraphs 1.9 and 1.11 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits and Grants byWorld Bank Borrowers" dated January 2011,revised July 2014 ("ConsultantGuidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest and eligibility. Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a subconsultancy to enhance their qualifications. All the members of the joint venture shall be jointlyand severally liable forthe entire assignment.  However, the experience of sub-consultant will not be considered whileshort-listing. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the  Quality  and Cost Based Selection (QCBS) methodset out in theConsultant Guidelines. The available budget for the preparation of feasibility studies and detail designs is USD300,000 exclusive of taxes. Construction supervision is expected to require up to 49 man-months forallstaff. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hoursfrom 9:00 to 18:00 hours, Monday through Friday. 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)by  February 10,2016. Community Development and Investment Agency(ARIS) Attn: Mr.Kubanuchbek Ismailov, Executive Director ARIS 102, Bokonbaeva Str. 720040, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic Tel: + 996 (312) 62-07-52, 30-18-05 Fax: +996 (312) 62-47-48 E-mail: amambetkulova@aris.kg; dtemirbaeva@aris.kg Web site: www.aris.kg

International consultant to conduct Mid-Term Evaluation of MedWaste Project

UNDP Country Office/ Programme Management Unit - KYRGYZSTAN | Published October 6, 2016  -  Deadline October 19, 2016
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RE-ANNOUNCEMENT BASIC CONTRACT INFORMATIONLocation: KyrgyzstanApplication Deadline: October 19, 2016Category: Energy and EnvironmentType of Contract: Individual ContractAssignment Type: International Consultant Languages Required: EnglishStarting Date: approx. November 07, 2016Duration of Initial Contract: November 07, 2016 – December 23, 2016 (25 effective person-days)Expected Duration of Assignment: Estimated 25 effective person-days (18 effective person-days home based and 7 effective person-days on field mission to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan)

International consultant to conduct Mid-Term Evaluation of MedWaste Project, re-announcement

UNDP Country Office/ Programme Management Unit - K - KYRGYZSTAN | Published October 6, 2016  -  Deadline October 19, 2016
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RE-ANNOUNCEMENT BASIC CONTRACT INFORMATIONLocation: KyrgyzstanApplication Deadline: October 19, 2016Category: Energy and EnvironmentType of Contract: Individual ContractAssignment Type: International Consultant Languages Required: EnglishStarting Date: approx. November 07, 2016Duration of Initial Contract: November 07, 2016 – December 23, 2016 (25 effective person-days)Expected Duration of Assignment: Estimated 25 effective person-days (18 effective person-days home based and 7 effective person-days on field mission to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan)

BISHKEK AND OSH URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE - P104994

Community Development and Investment Agency (ARIS) | Published March 10, 2015  -  Deadline March 17, 2015
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Selection Of Consultant For Assessment Of The Water Supply And Sanitation Sector In Selected Secondary Towns And Identification Of Priority Sector Investments REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES ? INDIVIDUAL SELECTION) Selection of consultant for assessment of thewater supply and sanitation sector in selected secondary towns and identification of priority sectorinvestments COUNTRY:  KyrgyzRepublic NAME OF PROJECT: "Bishkek andOsh Urban Infrastructure Project" Grant#H3580-KG Assignment Title: assessment of thewater supply and sanitationsector in selected secondary towns and identification of priority sectorinvestments Reference No.: BOUIP-HO-IC-15-79 The Kyrgyz Republic intends to apply for financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Urban Development Project. The Project Development Objective of the proposed project is to improve: (i) access and quality of municipal services;and (ii) the energy efficiency of urbaninfrastructure in participating municipalities. The project will finance investments aimed at improving service provision in3-4 participating municipalities. It is expected to finance sub-projects for the upgrading and or expansion ofmunicipalinfrastructure in the areas of water supply, solid waste management, basic social infrastructure and municipal roads and supportinginfrastructure (i.e. lighting and drainage). In addition it is expected to cover some investments to improve the Energy Efficiencyof municipal infrastructure in participating municipalities such as: switching to more energy efficient street lighting options andreducing the energy intensity of existing water and sanitation networks. A small pilot aimed at improving the energy efficiency ofpublic buildings ? through building retrofit ? such as schools and health centres is also proposed. The project is currently being prepared by Community Development andInvestment Agency (ARIS). This assignment is expected to provide inputs for project preparation. The objective of the assignment is to review the level and quality of Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS) in thetowns of Kyrgyz republic (3-4 towns will be identified later) and identify priority investments. The Community Development and Investment Agency (ARIS) as an  Agency preparing  the Project,  nowinvites  qualified individuals  ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultantsshould provide information (CV) demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform theServices. The duration of the assignment is  7 weeks and involves travel to the 4 towns. Qualification requirements: ·         The consultant should have a professional degree on civil engineering or similar with a master businessadministration or equivalent. ·         More than 10 years of experience working in the WSS sector and in particular regarding the improvement ofcommercial and operational practices of WSS utilities. ·         Familiarity with the former Soviet Union (FSU) region andespecially the Kyrgyz Republic will be a plus. ·         The consultant should be proficient in English. Proficiency in Russian is a plus. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of theWorld Bank's Guidelines: Selectionand Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers  dated May 2004, revised October 2006 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with  the  Individual selection  (IC) method. Further information can be obtained at theaddress below during office hours from 9:00 to 18:00hours, Monday through Friday. CV's with the coverletter must be deliveredin a written form to the address below  by March 17,2015 Community Development and Investment Agency(ARIS) Attn: Mrs.Damira Temirbaeva, ARIS Procurement specialist 102, Bokonbaeva Str. 720040, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic Tel: + 996 (312) 62-07-52,30-18-05 Fax: +996 (312) 62-47-48 E-mail: amambetkulova@aris.kg;dtemirbaeva@aris.kg; Web site: aris.kg

BISHKEK AND OSH URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE - P104994

Community Development and Investment Agency (ARIS) | Published August 20, 2015  -  Deadline September 4, 2015
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Consultant For Holding Of A Workshop On «measuring Of Unaccounted Consumption And Loss Of Water In Public Water Systems Of Small Towns Of The Kyrgyz Republic As A Part Of Bishkek And Osh Urban Infrastructure Project REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES ? INDIVIDUAL SELECTION) Selection of consultantforholdingof a workshop on «Measuring of unaccounted consumption and lossof water in public water systems of small towns of the Kyrgyz Republic as apart of Bishkek and Osh Urban Infrastructure Project COUNTRY: KyrgyzRepublic NAME OF PROJECT: "Bishkek andOsh Urban Infrastructure Project" Grant#? H754-KG Assignment Title: consultantforholdingof a workshop on «Measuring of unaccounted consumption and lossof water in public water systems of small towns of the Kyrgyz Republic as apart of Bishkek and Osh Urban Infrastructure Project ReferenceNo.: IDA-BOUIP-Tr-15-6 The Kyrgyz Republic intends to apply for financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the UrbanDevelopment Project. The Project Development Objective of theproposed project is to improve: (i)access and quality of municipal services; and (ii) the energy efficiency ofurban infrastructure in participating municipalities. The projectwillfinance investments aimed at improving service provision in 3-4 participatingmunicipalities. It is expected to finance sub-projects for the upgrading and orexpansion of municipal infrastructure in the areas of water supply, solid wastemanagement, basic social infrastructure and municipal roads and supportinginfrastructure (i.e. lighting and drainage). In addition it is expected tocover some investments to improve the Energy Efficiency of municipalinfrastructure in participating municipalities such as: switching to moreenergy efficient street lighting options and reducing the energy intensity ofexisting water and sanitation networks. A small pilot aimed at improving theenergy efficiency of public buildings ? through building retrofit ? such asschools and health centres is also proposed. Theproject is currently being prepared by Community Development and InvestmentAgency (ARIS). This assignment is expected to provide inputs for projectpreparation. The objective of the assignment is to teach vodokanal employeesmethodsand techniques of measuring drinking water consumption and loss during watertransportation, distribution and storage in public water systems. The CommunityDevelopment and Investment Agency (ARIS) as an Agency preparing  the Project,  nowinvites  qualified individuals  ("Consultants") to indicate their interest inproviding the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information (CV) demonstratingthat they have the required qualifications and relevant experience toperformthe Services. The duration of the assignment is 3 days. Qualificationrequirements: Highereducation (equivalent education in the sphere of public water supply is anadvantage); Good knowledgeof Kyrgyz legislation in the sphere of construction of water supply and seweragefacilities, construction regulations and standards, sanitary regulations andstandards, fire safety regulations and other regulatory documents; Minimum5 years of work experience in the abovementioned sphere; Experience in holding trainings, consultationsand workshops; Experiencein working with the projects financed by international donors. The attention ofinterested Consultants is drawn toparagraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection andEmployment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers  " dated May 2004, revised October 2006 ("Consultant Guidelines") [,setting forth theWorld Bank's policy on conflict of interest. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with  the  Individual selection  (IC) method. Further information can be obtainedat the address belowduring office hours from 9:00 to 18:00hours, Monday through Friday. CV's withthe cover letter  must be delivered in a written form to theaddress below  by September 4,2015 Community Development andInvestment Agency (ARIS) Attn: Mr.Ziyash Ashirbekov,ARIS Procurement specialist 102, Bokonbaeva Str. 720040, Bishkek, KyrgyzRepublic Tel: + 996 (312)62-07-52, 30-18-05 Fax: +996 (312) 62-47-48 E-mail: zashirbekov@aris.kg; dtemirbaeva@aris.kg; Website: aris.kg

Vostokelectro Rehabilitation

 | Published February 28, 2017  -  Deadline February 27, 2018
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JSC Vostokelectro ("Vostokelectro"), an electricity distribution company incorporated in Kyrgyzstan has applied for a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (“the Bank’’) toward financing the rehabilitation and modernization of low and medium voltage distribution networks to reduce distribution network losses, increase energy efficiency and improve quality of supply.  The program also incorporates installation of the advance metering system advance meters with better meter accuracy and preventing electricity losses. The project is to be complemented by a grant from international donors.

 

The proposed project, which has a total estimated cost of about EUR 6.85 Million will require the procurement of the following goods, works and services for:

  • Rehabilitation of low and medium voltage distribution networks
  • Supply of modern automatic control and metering system with meters and related software
  • Consulting services to support the Project Implementation Unit (PIU)
  • Consulting services to support the Corporate Development Programme

 

Tendering for the above contracts is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2017.

 

Contracts to be financed with the proceeds of a loan from the Bank will be subject to the Bank's Procurement Policies and Rules and will be open to firms from any country. The proceeds of the Bank's loan will not be used for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, 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 or under a law of official regulation of the Purchaser's country.

 

Interested contractors, suppliers and consultants should contact:

 

CONTACTS

JSC Vostokelectro

Kyrgyz Republic, Karakol, Masaliev str.24,

To the attention of:

Sarman Kakenov, e-mail: orevostokelectro@mail.ru, Tel +996 772 557 558

Nurlan Ashyrov,   e-mail: ashyrov.n@mail.ru,            Tel +996 772 03 30 40

 

Oshelectro Rehabilitation Project

 | Published June 23, 2015  -  Deadline June 22, 2016
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GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE

 

JSC Oshelectro ("Oshelectro"), an electricity distribution company incorporated in Kyrgyzstan, has applied for a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the Bank) toward financing the rehabilitation and modernization of low and medium voltage distribution networks to reduce distribution network losses, increase energy efficiency and improve quality of supply. The program also incorporates installation of the advance metering system with meters capable of remote disconnection and meter reading. The project is to be complemented by a grant from EU /Investment Fund for Central Asia (IFCA).

 

The proposed project has a total estimated cost of about EUR 6 million and will require the procurement of the following goods, works and services for:

 

  • Rehabilitation of low and medium voltage distribution networks
  • Supply and Installation of advance metering system with meters
  • Consulting services to support the Project Implementation Unit (PIU)
  • Consulting services to support the Corporate Development Programme

 

Tendering for the above-mentioned contracts is expected to commence during 3rd quarter 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:

 

Mr. Nursultan Joroev.
Tel.0553 11 87 87
e-mail: oshelectro_oppe@mail.ru
Kyrghyzstan, Osh
Razzakov str. 19a

 

Second Vocational Education and Skills Development Project

 | Published October 21, 2016  -  Deadline December 6, 2016
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Invitation for Bids 1. The Kyrgyz Republic has received financing from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) towards the cost of Second Vocational Education and Skills Development Project. Part of this loan will be used for payments under the contract named above. Bidding is open to bidders from eligible source countries of the ADB. 2. The Agency for Vocational Education under Ministry of Labor, Migration and Youth of the Kyrgyz Republic (the “Purchaser”) now invites sealed Bids from eligible Bidders for the procurement of training equipment for vocational schools of the Kyrgyz Republic. The bidding covers two (2) lots and bidders may bid for one or both lots, as further defined in the bidding document. Bidders may offer discounts and these discounts will be considered in the evaluation process provided such discounts are mentioned in the Letter of Bid and announced at bid opening. • Lot 1. Construction, cooking, agriculture equipment • Lot 2. Vehicles and energy equipment Goods supplying shall be completed within 5 months after contract signing. The technical requirements of the supply are contained in Section VI: Schedule of Supply. 3. International competitive bidding will be conducted in accordance with ADB’s Single Stage: One-Envelope bidding procedure. 4. Only eligible bidders with the following key qualifications should meet the following requirements: a) Minimum average annual turnover over the last 3 years shall be at least: • For Lot 1 – 2 300 000 USD (or equivalent in KGS) • For Lot 2 – 2 600 000 USD (or equivalent in KGS) For bidder/s of multiple lots, the aggregated average annual turnover over the last 3 years will be assessed. Date: 21 October 2016 Loan No. and Title: 2902-KGZ: Second Vocational Education and Skills Development Project Contract No. and Title: VESDPII/G/ICB/-2: Supply of training equipment for vocational schools of the Kyrgyz Republic Deadline for Submission of Bids: 6 December 2016, 14:00 p.m. (local time) b) For each lot, the Bidder shall have at least one (1) similar contract successfully completed as main supplier within the last 3 years. 5. The pre-bid meeting will be held on November 11 2016, 14:00 p.m. Bishkek time. 6. To obtain further information and inspect the bidding documents, Bidders should contact: PIU of Second Vocational Education and Skills Development Project 720031, Manas ave. 22a, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic Tel.: +996 312 31-30-53 E-Mail: piuvesd@mail.kg Attention: Mr. Z.Ashirbekov, Procurement Specialist of PIU 7. To purchase the Bidding Document, eligible bidders should: • Write to the address above requesting the bidding documents for the Supply of training equipment for vocational schools of the Kyrgyz Republic (Contract No. VESDPII/G/ICB/2) and submit proof of having deposited the non-refundable fee referred to below. • Pay a nonrefundable fee of KGS 7 000 or $100.00 for each set to be collected from the PIU office, and if requesting for delivery include an additional payment of US$20.00 for each set for local delivery or US$150.00 for each set for overseas delivery. The document will be sent by courier. No liability will be accepted for loss or late delivery. • The method of payment will be by direct deposit to the account: “Second Vocational Education and Skills Development Project”, Agency for Vocational Education under Ministry of Labor, Migration and Youth of the Kyrgyz Republic. The bank details are as follows: Kyrgyz Investment and Credit Bank Kyrgyzstan (SWIFT Code: KICB KG 22) 11/1 Manas ave., 720017, Bishkek c., Kyrgyz Republic For Kyrgyz Soms: Account No. 1280096005607588, Bank Code 128009 For US Dollars: Account No. 1280096005607487, Bank Code 128009 8. Bids in English, one (1) original and two (2) copies, must be delivered sealed to the address below on or before 14:00 p.m. on 6 December 2016. Bids must be accompanied with a Bid Security in the amount described in the bidding document. 9. Late bids shall be rejected. Bids will be opened immediately on 6 December 2016 at 14:00 p.m. in the presence of the Bidders’ representatives who choose to attend at the address below. 10. The address referred to above is: PIU office Manas ave. 22a, 2nd floor, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic

Electricity Supply Accountability - P133446

JSC Severelectro | Published March 31, 2016  -  Deadline September 30, 2016
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Civil Engineer KYRGYZ REPUBLIC - ELECTRICITY SUPPLY ACCOUNTABILITY ANDRELIABILITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT (ESARIP) of JSC "Severelectro" Credit: 5515-KG Grant: H972-KG Request for Expression ofInterest CIVIL ENGINEER IDA-ESARIP-IC-2016-2 Background The Kyrgyz Republic has received financing in the amount ofUS$ 25,0 million equivalent from the World Banktoward the cost of the Electricity Supply Accountability and Reliability Improvement Project (ESARIP), and it intends to apply partof the proceeds to payments for technical assistance in a form of consulting services to be procured under this project. Theproject includes Component 3 to provide technical supervision of construction of three substations in Bishkekcity. Open Joint Stock Company"Severelectro" was founded in01.07.2001 as a result of denationalization, privatization and restructuring of electrical power sector of the Kyrgyz Republic andreorganization of JSC "Kyrgyzenergo". Distributing Company "Severelectro" is a leading energysupplying organization of the Kyrgyz Republic. Currently in the condition of market economy the company on the principles ofself-repayment is providing distribution and sale of electrical power, repair and operation services of distribution of powernetwork with voltage 35-10-6-0.4 kilowatt installed in the boundaries of Chui, Talas oblasts and Bishkek City. The JSC "NationalEnergy Holding Company" has got a share in authorized capital of the society at the rate of 80.49%. 13.16% of shares belong to theSocial Fund of the KR; the rest shares of the society are with legal and physical entities. According to the State republicanregister of the natural and permitted monopoly of the Kyrgyz Republic, OJSC "Severelectro" is a naturalmonopoly. Additional information on Severelectro can be found on its website www.severelectro.kg (in Russian language) and abouttheprogram on www.worldbank.org The Electricity Supply Accountability and Reliability Improvement Project (ESARIP)is for improving the 110kV, 35kV and 6(10) kV existing system of Bishkek City. There are contracts for Supply and Installation(S&I) for (i) construction of 110/35/6(10)kV Bishkek substation; (ii) construction of 35/6(10)kV Sport substation; and (iii)construction of 35/6(10)kV Orto-Say substation. All three substations are located in the BishkekCity. JSC Severelectro now invites eligible consultants to express their interest in providing the services for theposition of Individual Consultant CIVIL ENGINEER to Assist SEVERELECTRO ProjectManagement, Monitoring & Supervision of the contracts for construction of three substations inBishkek. Interested consultants must provide information indicatingthat they are qualified to performthe services (in a form of detailed CV, one copy inRussian and one copy in English, with copies of corresponding diplomas and/or certificates). TheConsultantshall have: (a)                A universitydegree; (b)               5 years experience in construction anderection organizations in substations 35 kV and higher; (c)                Prior experience in working within energy distributioncompanies would be an asset; (d)               Knowledge of inspection procedures and techniques toapply to inspect substations, ensuring inspections are conducted in a consistent and systematic manner in eachsite; (e)                Authorizing documents with right to implement and supervise such works, certificates on civilengineering and design of substations 35 kV and higher; (f)                Extensive knowledge and skills in Civil Design &Engineering; (g)               Knowledge of Soviet-inherited power systems andequipment is a plus; (h)               Good analytical skills and computer skills; (i)                 Excellent and demonstrated report-writingcapability inEnglish; (j)                 Able communication in Russian ispreferable. Consultants will be selected in accordance with theprocedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World BankBorrowers (January2011). Interested consultants may obtain further/additionalinformation and draft Terms of Reference (TORs) including detailed qualification requirements at address indicated below duringoffice hours from 08-00 to 17-00. In addition, electronic versions of TORs are available on the website: www.severelectro.kg Expressions of Interest (CVs) must be delivered to the officeof JSC Severelectro or via emailseverpiu@mail.ruby 15-00 on September 30,2016 to the address provided below: To: JSC Severelectro Attn.: PIU Manager Mr. Marat Abdykasymov Address: 3, Chkalov str., Lebedinovka village, Chui Region, Kyrgyz Republic Tel.: +996 312 33 33 95 Fax: + 996 312 33 33 93 E-mail: severpiu@mail.ru

Electricity Supply Accountability - P133446

JSC Severelectro | Published October 26, 2015  -  Deadline November 6, 2015
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Individual Consultant Electrical Engineer To Assist Severelectro Project Management, Monitoring & Supervision Of The Contracts For Construction Of Three Substations In Bishkek KYRGYZ REPUBLIC - ELECTRICITY SUPPLY ACCOUNTABILITY ANDRELIABILITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT (ESARIP) of JSC "Severelectro" Request for Expression ofInterest ELECTRICALENGINEER Background The Government of the Kyrgyz Republic has applied for financing in the amount of US$ 25,0 million equivalentfrom the World Bank toward the cost of the Electricity Supply Accountability and Reliability Improvement Project (ESARIP), and itintends to apply part of the proceeds to payments technical assistance in form of consulting services to be procured under thisproject. The project includes a component to improve the Company's financial accountability and reporting transparency, andenhancing institutional functions and reporting lines in its procurement functions. Open Joint Stock Company"Severelectro" was founded in01.07.2001 as a result of denationalization, privatization and restructuring of electrical power sector of the Kyrgyz Republic andreorganization of JSC "Kyrgyzenergo". Distributing Company "Severelectro" is a leading energysupplying organization of the Kyrgyz Republic. Currently in the condition of market economy the company on the principles ofself-repayment is providing distribution and sale of electrical power, repair and operation services of distribution of powernetwork with voltage 35-10-6-0.4 kilowatt installed in the boundaries of Chui, Talas oblasts and Bishkek City. The Ministry ofState Property has got a share in authorized capital of the society at the rate of 80.49%. 13.16% of shares belong to the SocialFund of the KR; the rest shares of the society are with legal and physical entities. According to the State republican register ofthe natural and permitted monopoly of the Kyrgyz Republic, OJSC "Severelectro" is a naturalmonopolist. Additional information on Severelectro can be found on its website www.severelectro.kg (in Russian language) and abouttheprogram on www.worldbank.org The Electricity Supply Accountability and Reliability Improvement Project (ESARIP)is for improving the 110kV, 35kV and 6(10) kV existing system of Bishkek City. There are three contracts for Supply andInstallation (S&I) for (i) construction of 110/35/6(10) kV Bishkek substation; (ii) construction of 35/6(10)kV Sportsubstation; and (iii) construction of 35/6(10) kV Orto-Say substation. All three substations are located in the BishkekCity. JSC Severelectronow inviteseligible consultantsto express their interest in providing the services for the position of Individual Consultant ELECTRICAL ENGINEER to Assist SEVERELECTRO Project Management, Monitoring & Supervision of thecontracts for construction of three substations in Bishkek. Interested consultants mustprovide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (in a form ofdetailed CV, one copy in Russian and one copy in English, with copies of corresponding diplomas and/or certificates). TheConsultantshall have: (a)                A university degree (related toEnergy); (b)               10 years experience in Electric Design &Engineering; (c)                Prior experience in working within energy distributioncompanies would be an asset; (d)               Knowledge of inspection procedures and techniques toapply to inspect substations, ensuring inspections are conducted ina consistent and systematic manner in eachsite; (e)                Knowledge of applicable laws, regulations and otherrequirements relevant to construction of substations; (f)                Specific knowledge and skills in quality management,Environment & Health safety management, quality related methods and techniques to examine the effectiveness of project qualitymanagement system; (g)               Knowledge of Soviet-inherited power systems andequipment is a plus; (h)               Good analytical skills and computer skills; (i)                 Excellent and demonstrated report-writing capabilityin English. Consultants will be selected in accordance with theprocedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World BankBorrowers (January2011). Interested consultants may obtain further/additionalinformation and draft Terms of Reference (TORs) including detailed qualification requirements at address indicated below duringoffice hours from 08-00 to 17-00. In addition, electronic versions of TORs are available on the website: www.severelectro.kg Expressions of Interest (CVs) must be delivered to the officeof JSC Severelectro or via email by 15-00 on November 6, 2015 to the address providedbelow: To: JSC Severelectro Attn.: PIU Manager Mr. Marat Abdykasymov Address: 3, Chkalov str., Lebedinovka village, Chui Region, Kyrgyz Republic Tel.: + 996 312 33 3395 Fax: + 996 312 33 33 93 E-mail: severpiu@mail.ru

Talas Water and Wastewater Rehabilitation

 | Published March 7, 2016  -  Deadline April 20, 2016
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ASSORTED OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE EQUIPMENT

This Invitation for Tenders follows the General Procurement Notice 7663-GPN-43256 for this project which was published on the EBRD website on 29 July 2014.

Municipal Enterprise "Taza-Suu" of Talas City hereinafter referred to as "the Purchaser", intends to use part of the proceeds of a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development ("the Bank") towards the cost of Talas Water and Wastewater - PIU Support including Engineering, Design and Contracts Supervision Project.

The Purchaser now invites sealed tenders from Suppliers for the following contract[s] to be funded from part of the proceeds of the loan and the grant:

 

  • Lot 1 -  Flow Meter Calibration Unit for flow meters with DN 15 and DN 20 mm - 1 unit
  • Lot 2 -  Laboratory Equipment – 1 full set, including:
    •  Instruments
    •  Laboratory Glassware, Porcelainware and Tools
    • Chemicals
    • Laboratory Furniture
  • Lot 3 - Maintenance Equipment, including:
  • Submersible pump for boreholes of Q 250 cubic meters/h, H 30 meters – 1 unit;
  • Generator (portable generator of 6 kWt) – 1 unit;
  • Pneumatic hammer (with maximum impact energy not less than 40 J) – 1 unit;
  • One cubic meter volume sewage containers with special internal anti-corrosive coating;
  • Protective Attire for Workers:
  1. Complete protective clothing – 10 sets;
  2. Protective gloves against 10,000 Volts – 5 pairs;
  3. Protective boots against 10,000 Volts – 5 pairs;
  • Lot 4 - Pipeline detector - Non-metallic pipes location  finder – 1 unit;
  • Lot 5 - Sewage pipes TV Inspection and  cleaning equipment, including:
    • TV Inspection System for sewage pipes with DN from 100 to 500 mm – 1 set;
    • Cleaning Machine for sewage pipes with DN from 50 to 150 mm – 1 set.

 

Tenders are invited for one or more lots.  Each lot must be priced separately.  Tenders for more than one lot may offer discounts and such discounts will be considered in the comparison of tenders.

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

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

Experience as supplier in at least 2 contracts within the last 5 years, each with a value of at least 20,000 Euros for Lot 1 and 10,000 Euros for Lot 2[1]. In case of participation in both Lot 1 and Lot 2 the threshold is calculated cumulatively. Only those contracts will be taken into account which have been successfully and substantially completed and that are similar to the proposed Goods. The similarity shall be based on the financial value and level of complexity as described in Section VI, Supply Requirements. In addition the local tenderers shall submit the information about the lack of outstanding tax and social fund payments.

 

Tender documents may be obtained from the office at the address below upon payment of a non-refundable fee of 10 (ten) Euros or equivalent in the national currency (Kyrgyz soms) (at the rate issued by the National Bank of Kyrgyzstan at the date of payment), which should be paid to:

 

Details of the Bank in Talas:

Beneficiary Name:  Municipal Enterprise "Taza-Suu" of Talas City, Kyrgyz Republic 

Multi-currency  Account Number:   1090420284340110

Bank of Beneficiary:  the Branch of OJSC OPTIMA BANK, TALAS, KYRGYZ REPUBLIC.

SWIFT: ENEJKG22

Correspondent Bank: Deutsche Bank AG, FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY

 

Upon receiving appropriate evidence of payment of the non-refundable fee, the documents will be promptly dispatched by courier, however, no liability can be accepted for loss or late delivery. If requested the documents can also be dispatched electronically after the presentation by the prospective tenderer of 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.

Tenders must be delivered to the office at the address below on or before April 20, 2016 at 15:00 hrs local time, the tenders will be opened in the presence of those tenderers’ representatives who choose to attend at 15:05 of the same day.

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 also inspect and acquire the tender documents at, the following office:

 

Mr. Baksynbek Jyrgylbaev, Head of the Project Implementation Unit

Municipal Enterprise "Taza Suu" (TS) of Talas City

# 236, Turdaliev str., Talas, 724200, Kyrgyz Republic

Tel: +996 772 265 339

Fax: 03422 5 59 57

E-mail: mp_taza-suu@mail.ru

 

 

 



[1] This requirement is applicable only for Lot 1 and Lot 2, all other lots are exempted from this qualification requirement.

 

Osh District Heating Project - Feasibility Study

 | Published November 5, 2015  -  Deadline November 26, 2015
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Project Description: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development ("EBRD" or the "Bank") has been developing a number of municipal infrastructure projects in the number of Cities of the Kyrgyz Republic, covering water supply and wastewater, solid waste and public transport. The City of Osh (the "City") has proven a reliable partner and honoured all project obligations to date. Based upon requests from relevant authorities, a district heating ("DH") project in Osh has now been added to the range of projects. The Osh Municipal Enterprise "Teplosnabzhenie" (the "Company") is district heating service provider wholly owned by the City, has approached the Bank with a request to assess the possibility of investment to improve service levels, optimise operating costs and reduce CO2 emission of the DH services of the Company (the "Project"). The Project would comprise replacement of existing boilers, replacement of DH network pipes, and installation of Individual Heating Substations ("IHS") and heat meters in residential buildings. The investment is expected to result in significant energy efficiency improvements as a result of improved heat generation, reduced losses in the network, and customer controlled heat supply. Assignment Description: The Bank wishes to commission a suitably qualified consultant (the "Consultant") to prepare a comprehensive feasibility study ("FS") to determine a priority investment programme (the "PIP") developed from a long-term investment strategy, and evaluate its benefits, including assessing its environmental and social feasibility. The expected outcome of the assignment is preparation of a FS for the City and the Company, which the Bank can use to appraise the Project and take a decision on the prospective financing. The consultant is expected to perform the following tasks: - Baseline study - Definition of the Project - Long-term investment strategy - Priority investment programme (PIP) - Financial and economic analysis - Potential for carbon trade - Environmental and social assessment For the full description of consultancy services please see the hyper link to the Terms of Reference at the end of this procurement notice. 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 Q1 2016 and has an estimated overall duration of 6 months. Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 280,000 (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: 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 the Kyrgyz Republic or entities registered in the Kyrgyz Republic. Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The consultant will be a firm or a group of firms with preferably a minimum 10 years of previous project experience related to: 1. Developing of feasibility studies for IFIs and a good knowledge of IFI procedures and rules on public procurement and disbursement policies; 2. Projects which demonstrates a deep knowledge of the district heating sector, with international experience of preferably not less than 10 years, specifically institutional and legal framework aspects, environmental and social requirements; local financial management standards, professional standards of technical knowledge internationally as well as in the region. The consultant’s expert team is expected to include key experts as follows: a. Project Manager/Team Leader with a university degree or equivalent qualification with preferably a minimum of 15 years professional experience in the field of district heating, with comprehensive experience of similar assignments in Central Asia or other CIS countries, as well as in institutional and commercial management of district heating companies. 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 the country during the project period of intensive work on preparation of the FS. b. Financial Specialist(s) with knowledge of the public financing and modelling. c. Engineer(s) / Technical Specialist(s) in district heating, fuel handling and transport and co-generation plants. d. Environmental and Social Specialist(s) with specific expertise in DH projects. These experts must have a good knowledge and understanding of the EBRD environmental requirements, demonstrated experience of previous work with IFIs and with utilities in Central Asia or other CIS countries. e. Institutional Expert with experience of similar assignments. f. Legal Expert with relevant experience in the areas of natural monopolies regulation and knowledge of tariff legislation in Kyrgyz Republic. g. Pool of Additional Experts consisting of local experts with good communication skills and evidenced technical knowledge of the district heating sector planning, design, implementation and operations. The consultant should integrate local professional skills/cooperate with local consulting companies, in order to provide national experience. The Consultant shall engage Russian speaking staff on their team or arrange for translation/interpreting when necessary. 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 the 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) 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. 2. The evaluation criteria are: Criteria Weight Firm demonstrates preferably minimum of 10 years practical experience in developing feasibility studies for IFIs and a good knowledge of IFI procedures and rules on public procurement and disbursement policies 10.0 Firm demonstrates deep knowledge of the district heating sector, with international experience of preferably not less than 10 years, specifically institutional and legal framework aspects, environmental and social requirements; local financial management standards, professional standards of technical knowledge internationally as well as in the region 30.0 Qualifications and competence of the consultant's team of experts to include: project manager, technical specialists, financial analyst, environmental and social experts, legal and local experts. 60.0 3. Terms of Reference are available through the following link: http://www.ebrd.com/documents/technical-cooporation/ptorosh-district-heating.docx

Oshelectro Rehabilitation Project – Corporate Development Programme

 | Published January 5, 2017  -  Deadline February 2, 2017
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Executing Agency (Client):

JSC Oshelectro

Kyrgyzstan, Osh

Razzakov street 19a

 

The Client Contact Person:

Mr. Nursultan Joroev

Tel.0553 11 87 87

E-mail: oshelectro_oppe@mail.ru

Kyrgyzstan, Osh

Razzakov Street 19a

 

The EBRD Contact Person:

Olesya Kerridge

TC Advisor

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

One Exchange Square

London EC2A 2JN

Tel: + 44 20 7338 6895

Fax: +44 20 7338 7451

E-mail: kerridgo@ebrd.com

 

Project Description:

JSC Oshelectro ("Oshelectro"), an electricity distribution company incorporated in Kyrgyzstan, has requested a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “Bank”) to be applied to financing rehabilitation and modernisation of low and medium voltage distribution networks to reduce distribution network losses, increase energy efficiency and improve quality of supply (the “Project”). The Project also incorporates installation of the advance metering system with meters capable of remote disconnection and meter reading. As part of the Project the Bank wants to improve the Client’s commercial standing and service quality by helping to identify and implement necessary corporate, financial and operational improvements.

 

Assignment Description:

The Client now intends to retain a consulting company (the “Consultant”) to assist the Company to improve its commercial standing, and service and environmental and social performance, by helping to identify and implement the necessary corporate, financial and operational improvements required to meet the related covenants included in the EBRD finance documents.

The selected Consultant is expected to provide the following services:

  • Development and implementation of a Financial and Operational Performance Improvement Programme ("FOPIP").
  • Development and adoption of a medium-term Corporate Development Plan that will be renewed annually.
  • Transformation of the Company’s financial reporting system in IFRS.
  • Co-operation with Ministries/the Company to implement the covenants stipulated under the Loan Agreement.

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 Q2 2017 and have an estimated overall duration of three years until project completion.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 300,000.00 (exclusive of VAT).

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

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

Eligibility: There are currently no eligibility restrictions. Firms and experts of any nationalities are invited to submit their expressions of interest.

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will preferably be a multidisciplinary international firm or a group of firms able to demonstrate previous project experience in line with requested services as provided above, in particular, the following experience:

  1. Design and implementation of corporate development programmes of nature, scale and complexity comparable to that of the Assignment;
  2. Development and implementation of FOPIPs in organisations comparable to Oshelectro;
  3. Development of corporate business plans for organisations comparable to Oshelectro.

Experience in similar projects is paramount and should be duly demonstrated in the Consultant’s expression of interest.

The Consultant shall ensure availability of Local Russian or Kyrgyz speaking experts in the Consultant’s team. The Consultant team is expected to comprise the following key positions:

  • Key Expert 1 - Team Leader satisfying the following requirements: university degree-educated international expert, preferably with a minimum of 7 years of relevant experience in the electricity distribution/power sector and in assignment implementation,  strong communication and project management skills;
  • Key Expert 2 - Institutional and Regulatory Expert satisfying the following requirements: university degree-educated expert, preferably with a minimum of 5 years of relevant project management experience and expertise in electricity distribution sector;
  • Key Expert 3 - Financial Expert satisfying the following requirements: university degree-edicated expert, preferably with a minimum of 5 years of experience in finance, as well as experience of preparing and implementing FOPIPs and IFRS reporting;
  • Key Experts 5 - Environmental and Social/Labour Experts satisfying the following requirements: university degree-edicated expert, preferably with a minimum of 5 years of experience in gender and power sector environmental infrastructure;
  • Key Expert 6 - Legal Expert satisfying the following requirements: university degree-educated expert, preferably with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience, a good knowledge of the requirements of Kyrgyz legislation concerning financial and accounting issues, fluent in Russian/Kyrgyz language;
  • Key Experts 7 - Local Experts satisfying the following requirements: preferably a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience, fluent in Russian/Kyrgyz language.

Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants seeking to be selected, 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.

Important Notes:

  1. Following this invitation for expressions of interest, a shortlist of qualified firms will be formally invited to submit proposals. Consultant selection and contracting will be subject to availability of funding.
  2. The selected Consultant will not be permitted to participate in any other assignments related to the Project.
  3. The shortlist criteria are as follows:

 

a) Design and implementation of corporate development programmes of nature, scale and complexity comparable to that of the Assignment (20%);

b) Development and implementation of FOPIPs in organisations comparable to Oshelectro (20%);

c) Development of corporate business plans for organisations comparable to Oshelectro (20%);

d) CVs of Key Experts (40%).

Kyrgyz Republic: Naryn Water Sub-Project Extension - Feasibility Study

 | Published December 21, 2016  -  Deadline January 11, 2017
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Project Description:
The Kyrgyz Government approached the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the EBRD or the Bank) with a request to finance the Naryn Water Sub- project’s extension (the Extension, Project Extension) to be implemented in parallel with the original project to cover complementary priority investments, in particular, the wastewater improvements in the City of Naryn (the City).

Assignment Description:
The Bank now intends to engage a consulting company (the Consultant) to assess the possibility of financing the feasibility study (the FS) of the Project Extension that will include financial, technical, environmental and social due diligence, and an economic rate of return analysis of the proposed investment and an assessment of climate change impacts and adaptation recommendations as well as an assessment of inclusion impact through economic inclusion data gathering and analysis. The FS will support the development of a cost effective and bankable project investment plan (the PIP) with strong social and environmental benefits and promoting climate resilience as well as addressing economic inclusion (the Assignment).

The overall objective of the Assignment is to prepare a FS of the Project Extension, which the Bank can use to appraise the new investment and take a decision on the prospective financing.

The selected Consultant is expected to provide the following services:
• Assessment of the technical and financial feasibility of the proposed investment including whether it is the most effective least cost investment programme. This includes justification and refining of the proposed investment based on the long-term investment programme identified during the original project preparation, preparation of a detailed budget for the Extension, identification the best location for the Wastewater Treatment Plant (the WWTP) in the context of costs saving, reduction of water losses, wastewater management improvements and other rationale.
• Financial analysis of the Company, including analysis of financials for 2013-2015 and preparation of financial projections. The projections shall be fully consistent with the proposed PIP and strategic development plan and be based on prudent assumptions on the Company’s revenues and expenditures. The Consultant will prepare the financial forecasts and the financial model for the Extension (using Microsoft Excel) that will cover a period of 15 years (from 2017 to 2031).
• Financial analysis of the City budgets for 2013-2015.
• Determination of an efficient implementation strategy for the PIPs.
• Calculation of the Bank's standard measuring indicators and EBRD Sustainable Resources Initiative (SRI) impact indicators (Annex 3).
• Carry out an Environmental and Social Assessment (E and S Due Diligence – ESDD) of the proposed Extension to identify their environmental and social risks, impacts and benefits and to structure the Extension to comply with the Bank’s Environmental and Social Policy (ESP) and Performance Requirements (PRs).
• Economic Inclusion Assessment: an assessment of improved wastewater connections in underserved areas and the link to improved economic opportunities of the local population. This should include a specific assessment of the gender impact that the improved provision of wastewater connections will have on the economic opportunities for women (compared to men).
• To the extent possible, the FS should:
- take into account the potential impacts of climate change on the Extension in order to build in resilience to climate change related risks;
- assess the resource efficiency opportunities (including energy and water efficiency and waste minimisation potential and the impact on GHG emissions) from the Extension.

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 Q1 2017 and has an estimated overall duration of four months.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 75,000 (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 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 related to:
• developing feasibility studies/due diligences for International Financing Institutions (IFIs) (or similar), and a good knowledge of IFI procedures and rules on public procurement and disbursement policies;
• the water/wastewater sector, specifically institutional and legal framework aspects, environmental and social requirements; gender and water, local financial management standards, professional standards of technical knowledge internationally as well as in the region.

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

• Key Expert 1: Water and Wastewater Engineer (Project Manager/Team Leader) with a university degree or equivalent qualification with preferably 15 years or more of professional experience in the field of water supply and wastewater management, with comprehensive experience of similar assignments in the region, as well as in institutional and commercial management of water/wastewater companies. He/she should demonstrate management and administration experience, including experience with procedures of international financing agencies (including preferably EBRD procedures).
• Key Expert 2: Financial specialists with knowledge of the public financing and modelling.
• Key Expert 3: Technical specialists and water and wastewater engineers.
• Key Expert 4: Environmental and Social experts with experience in ESIAs and E&S due diligence, health & safety, stakeholder engagement, public consultation and disclosure in the local context, and/or resettlement expertise, in the water/wastewater sector with experience of similar assignments and with recent track record in the region.
• Key Expert 5: Gender and inclusion expert preferably with expertise in water/wastewater sector with experience of similar assignments and a recent track record in the region.
• Key Expert 6: Climate change expert with experience in building a country’s resilience and adaptation to the effects of changing climate.
• Key Expert 7: Local experts with good communication skills and evidenced technical knowledge of water supply and wastewater.

The Consultant should cooperate with local professionals and local consulting companies in order to promote the development of local expertise. The Consultant shall engage Russian or Kyrgyz speaking staff on their team or arrange for translation/interpreting when necessary. All experts must be independent and free from conflicts of interest in the responsibilities accorded to them.

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.

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:
Sophie Medert
Technical Co-operation
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: + 44 20 7338 7371
e-mail: mederts@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 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 criteria are:
• Firm's previous project experience in developing feasibility studies/due diligences for International Financing Institutions (IFIs) (or similar), and a good knowledge of IFI procedures and rules on public procurement and disbursement policies – 20%;
• Firm's previous project experience in the water/wastewater sector, specifically institutional and legal framework aspects, environmental and social requirements; gender and water, local financial management standards, professional standards of technical knowledge internationally as well as in the region – 30%.
• Qualifications and competence of the consultant's team of key experts – 50%
(Key expert 1 – 15%; Key experts 2 to 8 – 5 % each)

3. The Consultants (including sub consultants and experts) implementing the TC assignments accompanying the original loan (Naryn Water Project - PIU support including engineering, design and contracts supervision and Naryn Water Project - Corporate Development and Stakeholder Participation Programme) are not eligible to participate in this selection process.

4. The Feasibility Study prepared for the original loan will be shared with interested consultants. Consultants who are interested in submitting an Expression of Interest and would like to receive the Feasibility Study should contact the Bank’s Operation Leader, Mr Nurlan Jumaliev (email: JumalieN@ebrd.com).

Bishkek District Heating Network Project - Corporate Development Programme

 | Published October 5, 2016  -  Deadline October 26, 2016
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Executing Agency (Client):
JSC Bishkekteploset

Zhukeeva-Pudovkina, 2/1,
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic

The Client Contact Person:
Mr. Uran Raimbekov, Deputy CEO
JSC Bishkekteploset Zhukeeva-Pudovkina, 2/1,
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic raimbekov.u@mail.ru 
Tel: +996 772 539793

The EBRD Contact Person:
Larissa Gosling
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: + 44 20 7338 6338
Fax: +44 20 7338 7451
E-mail: goslingl@ebrd.com

Project Description:

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “EBRD” or the “Bank”) has developed a project (the “Project”) together with Bishkek District Heating Network Company (the “Company”) to modernise the district heating (“DH”) system in the City of Bishkek (“Bishkek” or the “City”) in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Assignment Description:

The Client now intends to retain a consulting company (the Consultant) to provide institution building assistance to the Company in the form of a Corporate Development Programme as outlined below (the Assignment).

The Company and the State Committee on Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use of Kyrgyz Republic (“Regulator”) require a firm or group of experts (the “Consultant”) to assist the Company to improve its commercial standing, service and environmental performance. The Consultant will identify and implement the necessary corporate, financial, operational and environmental management required to meet the related covenants included in the EBRD financing documents. The Consultant shall also assist the Company to develop a medium-term focused corporate development plan and to improve the corporate planning capacity and implement the Environmental and Social Action Plan (“ESAP”) developed for the Company.

The selected Consultant’s main objectives are to ensure that the Company complies with the covenants set in the EBRD financing documentation, which include:

  • Maintain satisfactory accounting, cost control and management information systems and books of account in accordance with International Accounting Standards starting from a date to be agreed with the Bank in the Loan Agreement;
  • Provide the Bank with financial and annual environmental and social reports (“AESRs”) as required under the financing and project agreements;
  • Maintain the financial covenants in the Loan agreement;
  • Develop and introduce a Public Service Contract (“PSC”) between the Regulator and the Company;
  • Implement the ESAP;
  • Implement Stakeholder Participation Programme (“SPP”) aimed at increasing public participation in the provision of DH services (service quality, rehabilitation activities, tariffs integrating poverty, social and gender issues) and raising public awareness on issues related to the project implementation;
  • Develop a methodology and standards for annual publication of performance targets on the Company web site.

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 November 2016 and has an estimated overall duration of 36 months.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 220,000 (exclusive of VAT).

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

Funding Source: It is anticipated that the contract will be financed by the Technical Cooperation funds managed by EBRD. Selection and contracting is subject to the availability of funding.

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms with preferably previous project experience related to:

  1. Management of district heating projects, including in the areas of corporate development, stakeholder participation and city support programmes, financial reporting/planning, budgeting and reporting in Central Asia, preferably in the Kyrgyz Republic;
  1. Implementing assignments in accordance with the procedures and rules of International Financial Institutions (or similar), such as the World Bank or EBRD in Central Asia, preferably in the Kyrgyz Republic. 

    The Consultant’s expert team is expected to include key experts as follows:
  1. Key Expert No 1: Team Leader/ District Heating Network Operations Expert with preferably 7 years or more of previous professional experience in operations of a DH network and in the municipal  DH sector in Central Asia, preferably in the Kyrgyz Republic;
  1. Key Expert No 2: International Financial expert with preferably 5 years or more  of previous practical experience  in Financial Consultancy to Communal Enterprises preferably District Heating Enterprises;
  1. Key Experts No 3: International District Heating Institutional and Regulatory Expert with preferably 5 years or more of previous professional experience in Institutional and Regulatory Consultancy to Communal Enterprises preferably District Heating Enterprises and knowledge of the specific needs and requirements for regulation in DH  sector of the CA region;
  1. Key Expert No 4: Environmental, Social and Health & Safety Experts with preferably 5 years or more of previous professional experience in the successful implementation of comparable assignments and with demonstrated knowledge of the environmental and social standards (including demonstrable gender and stakeholder engagement expertise) of the EBRD or other comparable institutions.
  1. Key Expert No 5: International Legal Expert with at least 5 years knowledge of local legislation, experience of developing Public Service Contracts, and possibly policy and legal drafting and advisory expertise in working with countries from the region, preferably with the Kyrgyz Republic

(Pool of Additional Experts) consisting of local training expert, translator/secretary, office manager.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Important Notes:

1. 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 criteria are as follows:

  1. Management experience of district heating projects, including in the areas of corporate development, stakeholder participation and city support programmes, financial reporting/planning, budgeting and reporting in Central Asia, preferably in the Kyrgyz Republic (40%)
  2. Experience in the implementation of assignments in accordance with the procedures and rules of International Financial Institutions (or similar), such as the World Bank or EBRD in Central Asia, preferably in the Kyrgyz Republic (25%),.
  3. CV of Key Expert No 1 (10%)
  4. CV of the other  Key Experts (25%)

 

Kyrgyz Republic: Isfana Water Project - Feasibility Study

 | Published November 17, 2016  -  Deadline December 8, 2016
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Clarification 29/11/2016: Please kindly note that the profile of Key Expert 1: Project Manager/Team Leader has been updated and shall now read as follows:
Key Expert 1: Project Manager/Team Leader with a university degree or equivalent qualification with preferably 15 years or more of professional experience in the field of water supply and wastewater management, with comprehensive experience of similar assignments in Central Asia or CIS, as well as in institutional and commercial management of water/wastewater Company. He/she should demonstrate management and administration experience, including experience with procedures of international financing agencies (preferably EBRD procedures). The time of the Project Manager can be allocated as per the necessity of the assignment and the tasks included in the ToR.

Project Description:
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development ("EBRD" or the "Bank") is considering a transaction consisting of a loan from the Bank and a capital expenditure grant from an international donor to finance a priority investment programme in water and selective wastewater operations (the "Project") in the City of Isfana (the "City").

Assignment Description:
The Bank wishes to engage a suitably qualified consultant (the "Consultant") to prepare a comprehensive feasibility study ("FS") to determine a priority investment programme (the "PIP") developed from a long-term investment strategy, and evaluate its benefits as well as to undertake an environmental and social assessment of the project, including a qualitative and quantitative assessment of the physical environmental benefits of the project (the "Assignment").

The overall objective of the Assignment is to prepare a FS for the City and Isfana Water Company (the "Company"), which the Bank can use to appraise the Project and take an informed decision on the prospective financing.

In order to meet the objective above, the Consultant is expected to implement the following:
•Technical and financial feasibility assessment;
•Financial analysis of the Company and preparation of financial inputs/assumptions to be used in the financial model as per requirements of the Bank;
•Financial analysis of the budgets of the City for the last 3 years;
•Determination of an efficient implementation strategy for the PIP;
•Calculation of the Bank’s standard measuring indicators and SRI impact indicators;
•Environmental and Social Audit of the existing facilities and operations and environmental and social conditions relevant to the Project and Environmental and Social Assessment of potential environmental and social risks, impacts and benefits that is proportionate to the project’s nature, size and location.

To the extent possible, the FS should:
•take into account the potential impacts of climate change on the project in order to build in resilience to climate change related risks;
•assess the resource efficiency opportunities (including energy and water efficiency and waste minimisation potential and the impact on GHG emissions) on the project.

The FS will provide an overview of the Company’s procedures and technical, operational, environmental, social, and financial performance, and should form the basis for agreeing on the Company’s restructuring objectives in the loan document (e.g. reduction in water losses, improvements in tariff collections, standards of treatment, etc.). The detailed terms of reference for the Assignment can be found here.

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 Q1 2017 and has an estimated overall duration of four months.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 190,000 (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 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 related to:
-Developing feasibility studies / due diligences for IFIs and a good knowledge of IFI procedures and rules on public procurement and disbursement policies
-Demonstration of in-depth knowledge of the water/wastewater sector, specifically institutional and legal framework aspects, environmental and social requirements; gender and water, local financial management standards, professional standards of technical knowledge internationally as well as in the region.

The Consultant’s expert team is expected to include key experts as follows:
•Key Expert 1: Project Manager/Team Leader with a university degree or equivalent qualification with preferably 15 years or more of professional experience in the field of water supply and wastewater management, with comprehensive experience of similar assignments in Central Asia or CIS, as well as in institutional and commercial management of water/wastewater Company. He/she should demonstrate management and administration experience, including experience with procedures of international financing agencies (preferably EBRD procedures). The time of the Project Manager can be allocated as per the necessity of the assignment and the tasks included in the ToR.
•Key Expert 2: Financial specialists with knowledge of the public financing and modelling.
•Key Expert 3: Technical specialists and water and wastewater engineers with practical experience of working on a similar type of projects.
•Key Expert 4: Environmental and Social experts with experience in ESIAs and E&S due diligence, health & safety, stakeholder engagement, public consultation and disclosure in the local context, and/or resettlement expertise, in water/wastewater sector with experience of similar assignments and with recent track record in the region.
•Key Expert 6: Climate change expert with experience in evaluation in climate change.
•Key Expert 7: Institutional expert with experience of similar assignments.
•Key Expert 8: Resource efficiency expert with experience in water and waste water treatment.
•Key Expert 9: Legal expert with relevant experience in the areas of natural monopolies regulation and knowledge of tariff legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic.
•Key Expert 10: Local experts with good communication skills and evidenced technical knowledge of water supply and wastewater.

The Consultant should cooperate with local professionals and local consulting companies, in order to promote the development of local expertise. The Consultant should engage Russian or Kyrgyz speaking staff on their team or arrange for translation/interpreting when necessary. All experts must be independent and free from conflicts of interest in the responsibilities accorded to them.

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.

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 and time. 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:
Sophie Medert
Technical Co-operation
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: + 44 20 7338 7371
e-mail: mederts@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 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 criteria are:
a)Firm demonstrates practical experience in developing feasibility studies for IFIs and a good knowledge of IFI procedures and rules on public procurement and disbursement policies – 20%
b)Firm demonstrates deep knowledge of the water/wastewater sector, specifically institutional and legal framework aspects, environmental and social requirements; local financial management standards, professional standards of technical knowledge internationally as well as in the region – 30%
c)Qualifications and competence of the consultant's team of key experts – 50%
(Key expert 1 – 10%; Key experts 2 to 9 – 5 % each).

Oshelectro Rehabilitation Project - Project Implemetation Support

 | Published November 21, 2016  -  Deadline December 15, 2016
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Executing Agency (Client):

JSC Oshelectro

Kyrgyzstan, Osh

Razzakov street 19a

 

The Client Contact Person:

Mr. Nursultan Joroev

Tel.0553 11 87 87

E-mail: oshelectro_oppe@mail.ru

Kyrgyzstan, Osh

Razzakov Street 19a

 

The EBRD Contact Person:

Olesya Kerridge

TC Advisor

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

One Exchange Square

London EC2A 2JN

Tel: + 44 20 7338 6895

Fax: +44 20 7338 7451

E-mail: kerridgo@ebrd.com

 

Project Description:

JSC Oshelectro ("Oshelectro"), an electricity distribution company incorporated in Kyrgyzstan, has applied for a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the Bank) toward financing rehabilitation and modernization of low and medium voltage distribution networks to reduce distribution network losses, increase energy efficiency and improve quality of supply. The project also incorporates installation of the advance metering system with meters capable of remote disconnection and meter reading. As part of the project the Bank wants to improve the Client’s commercial standing and service quality by helping to identify and implement necessary corporate, financial and operational improvements.

 

Assignment Description:

The Client now intends to retain a consulting company (“Consultant”) to provide organisational and technical assistance to ensure successful completion of the Project in accordance with the Project Implementation Plan (“PIP”) and with all Banks’ requirements. The Assignment will focus on technical assistance during project implementation for a Project Implementation Unit (“PIU”) consultant.

The selected Consultant is expected to provide the following services:

Task 1 – Project Preparation Phase

(a)     Development of PIU operating procedures

(b)     Support during the procurement process

(c)     Support during the evaluation process

(d)     Support during contract finalisation

 

Task 2 – Project Implementation Phase

(a)     Assistance in site supervision, monitoring and reporting

(b)     Testing, Commissioning and Operational Acceptance

(c)     Environmental and Social Action Plan

(d)     Knowledge transfer to Client

 

Task 3 – Project Completion

(a)     Project completion report

 

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 December 2016 and have an estimated overall duration of three years until project completion.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 694,600.00 (exclusive of VAT).

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

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

Eligibility: There are currently no eligibility restrictions. Firms and experts of any nationalities are invited to submit their expressions of interest.

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will preferably be a multidisciplinary international firm or a group of firms able to demonstrate the following previous project experience:

  1. Experience in projects similar to the proposed assignment;
  2. Support to clients throughout the entire procurement process, including preparation of tender documents, tender evaluation reports and finalisation of contracts. Experience in tender preparation under EBRD’s procurement policies and rules or the rules of another international financial institution would be considered beneficial;
  3. Experience in site supervision of rehabilitation and construction contracts during project implementation;
  4. Project management, planning and implementation based on good practice principles

Experience from similar projects is extremely important and should be demonstrated in the proposal. The Consultant needs to ensure the availability of Local Russian speaking Experts in the Consultant’s team.

The Consultant team is expected to comprise the following key positions:

Key Expert 1: The Team Leader (TL) shall be an Engineer preferably with at least 10 years’ experience in construction or rehabilitation of medium and low voltage distribution systems including substation and lines. The TL should have led projects in the past similar to the proposed assignment. The TL will preferably possess excellent knowledge of English and Russian language for coordination and report writing purposes.

Key Expert 2: Power Distribution Expert preferably with at least 10 years of experience in planning, design and construction of medium voltage lines and substations.

Key Expert 3: Electricity Meters Expert preferably with at least 10 years of experience in the development of specifications and installation of modern electronic and “smart meters” for low voltage customers. 

Key Expert 4: Procurement Expert preferably with at least 10 years of procurement experience in power projects including transmission and distribution lines improvement projects as well as the relevant IFI’s experience.

Short Term Experts preferably with at least 10 years’ experience in the following areas of work:

  1. Construction and rehabilitation of substations and distribution lines;
  2. Factory acceptance tests and commissioning for similar assets;
  3. Protection and control measures;
  4. Civil works in the field of substation and tower foundations construction;
  5. Environmental and Social Action Plan implementation in compliance with EBRD or IFC/World Bank E&S policies.

Local Russian-speaking Experts (as required) preferably with at least 5 years’ proven experience in

  1. Overhead line engineering and substation engineering;
  2. Factory acceptance tests and Commissioning for similar assets;
  3. Protection and control measures;
  4. Civil works in the field of substation and tower foundations construction;
  5. Environmental and social compliance with Kyrgyzstan legislation.

 

Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants seeking to be selected, 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.

Important Notes:

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

2. The shortlist criteria are as follows:

  1. Procurement experience in projects similar to the proposed assignment, including  experience in tender preparation under EBRD’s procurement policies and rules or the rules of another international financial institution (30%);
  2. Experience in site supervision of rehabilitation/construction contracts during project implementation and in project management, planning and implementation based on good practice principles (20%);
  3. The CVs of Key Experts (30%);
  4. The CVs of Short-Term and Local Experts (20%).

Maili-Suu Water Sub-Project-Feasibility Study

 | Published July 8, 2015  -  Deadline July 29, 2015
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AMENDMENT - THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL 29 JULY 2015

The City of Maili-Suu ("Maili-Suu" or the "City") has approached the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development ("EBRD" or the "Bank") with a request to finance the rehabilitation of the water and wastewater infrastructure in the City (the "Project"). The investment cost for the proposed Project is estimated at EUR 4 million, of which EUR 2.0 million would be a loan and EUR 2.0 million would be a capex grant or bilateral donor. The proceeds of the loan and grant will be used to rehabilitate the water supply and carry out selected priority water supply improvements in the City.

The Bank now intends to engage a consultant (the "Consultant") to carry out a feasibility study (the "assignment").

The overall objectives of the Consultant are:

1) to identify and establish a baseline for assessing and monitoring potential inclusion impact in relation to increased number of water and waste water connections, improved frequency of water delivery, and improvements in water quality at household level; and related health and economic benefits;
2) to identify key cost restructuring elements (eg labour restructuring, energy cost savings, maintenance per unit of output targets etc) and recommend reasonable loan covenants and implementation timing in this area;
3) to assess the possibilities for an affordable least-cost and cost-effective bankable priority investment programme ("PIP") for water and wastewater infrastructure - to rehabilitate and increase the efficiency of existing systems with strong social and environmental benefits and promoting climate resilience; and,
4) to assess to what extend the PIP meets EBRD’s "Performance Requirements" ("PRs").

More specifically, the Consultant shall undertake the following tasks:

Task 1 Baseline study: Assess current conditions of water and wastewater management and prepare a technical, environmental and social, and operational audit of Maili-Suu Water Company's (the "Company") current water supply and wastewater facilities and operations. The baseline should take account of the current climatic conditions and projected climate change in so far as they have the potential to affect water supply and waste-water discharges. The Consultant should also include the baseline assessment of key inclusion indicators (such as number of water connections, average hours of water supply, water quality for consumption, and water borne diseases) and develop a methodology for monitoring progress throughout the project delivery and evaluation phases. The study shall also identify the respective needs and concerns of different disadvantaged groups and/or those with less voice, such as women, to be addressed in the design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of the Project.

Task 2 Financial analysis and projections: Prepare a financial analysis and financial projections for the Company with the impact of the PIP (see below).

Task 3 Long-term investment programme: Develop a long-term investment programme for the Company.

Task 4 Priority investment programme: From the long-term investment programme prepare a detailed short-term PIP for immediate investments and a procurement plan.

Task 5 Environmental and social due diligence: Carry out environmental and social ("E&S") due diligence, including an E&S audit to assess the environmental and social issues associated with existing facilities and operations, the risks associated with projected climate change and an E&S analysis of the E&S impacts and benefits of the priority investments to be financed by the Bank. Based on the findings of these initial investigations develop an "Environmental and Social Action Plan" ("ESAP") for mitigation of the E&S impacts of the Project, climate change adaptation needs as well as improving the current environmental and social management systems and operational performance towards compliance with the EBRD’s PRs and a "Stakeholder Engagement Plan" ("SEP").

The large number of different tasks and the complexity of administrational procedures under this assignment require the permanent presence of the Project Manager and/or their local team leader in the country for the duration of the preparation of the feasibility study.

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 the third quarter of 2015 and has an estimated overall duration of 6 months.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 280,000 (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: Early Transition Countries ("ETC") Fund. Please note selection and contracting will be subject to availability of funding.

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant should preferably with previous project experience related to:

1. Experience in feasibility studies in the water sector in the EBRD’s countries of operation

2. Experience in the water sector projects in the Central Asia
3. Relevant experience in working with international financial institutions ("IFIs")
Based on the fields of expertise and the tasks mentioned above, it is proposed that the Consultant's expert team is expected to include the following expatriate and local experts:

- Key expert 1: Project Manager/Team Leader with a university degree or equivalent qualification and preferably with a minimum of 15 years professional experience in the field of water supply, with comprehensive experience of similar assignments in Eastern Europe or the Commonwealth of Independent States ("CIS"), and sanitation as well as in institutional and commercial management of water utilities. He/she should have demonstrable experience of working with international financial institutions

- Key expert 2: Technical specialists and water and wastewater engineers;
- Key expert 3: Financial analysts with experience of due diligence of CIS companies and extensive financial modelling experience; and
- Key expert 4: Environmental impact assessment and planning experts with ideally at least 5 years of experience in water and sanitation sector and experience in addressing the EBRD’s environmental and social requirements in municipal infrastructure and other similar projects, and
- Key expert 5: Social impact assessment / resettlement action plan ("RAP") experts with recent track record in the region (ideally minimum 3 years of work on similar assignments) and
- Key expert 6: Expert for stakeholder engagement and public consultation with recent track record in the region.

- Key expert 7: Climate change expert preferably with 3 years of work on similar assignments.

The Consultant should integrate local professional skills/cooperate with local consulting companies, in order to provide national experience. The Consultant shall engage Russian-speaking staff on their team or arrange for translation/interpreting when necessary. All experts must be independent and free from conflicts of interest in the responsibilities accorded to them.

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.

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 should preferably be in one file (pdf). The permissible file size is 4MB.

Bank Contact Person:

Angela Levitsky
Technical Co-operation
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Tel: + 44 20 7338 6369
E-mail: levitska@ebrd.com

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 criteria are:
Firm's experience in feasibility studies in the water sector in the EBRD’s countries of operation (15%)
Firm's experience in the water sector projects in the Central Asia (15%)
Firm's relevant experience in working with international financial institutions ("IFIs") (10%)
CV of Project Manager/Team Leader (15%)
CVs of technical specialists and water and wastewater engineers (15%)
CVs of other key experts (3,4,5 and 7) as detailed in the procurement notice (20%)
Integration of local consultants/expertise within the consultant's team (10%)


Kyrgyz Republic: Bishkek Street Lighting Project - Feasibility Study

 | Published June 11, 2015  -  Deadline July 9, 2015
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Project Description: The EBRD considers providing a loan for a project of up to EUR 10 million to finance retrofit and upgrade of Bishkek Street Lighting system in Kyrgyz Republic (the “Project”).

The envisaged project comprises retrofit of street lights, as well as lighting installations in public places (parks, squares) as well as an upgrade of system’s control centre. The high pressure mercury lamps of the lighting fixtures will be replaced by modern energy-efficient technology, such as sodium low pressure lamps, electromagnetic induction lamps and/or LED lamps with daylight optimisation, sensor control and dimming.

The Bishkek City (the “City”) aims to implement efficiency improvements of the existing street lighting system via the replacement of the MV and the HPS luminaires with LED luminaries, which is expected to lead to significant electricity savings and improved service quality. The longer service life of LEDs (up to 10-12 years), in comparison to the MV lamps (7 months) and HPS lamps (up to 1.5 years), further enhances of the operational efficiency resulting in reduced maintenance costs for BishkekSvet Company (the “Company”).

Assignment Description: The Bank now intends to engage a consulting company (the “Consultant”) to provide the Bank with an independent analysis of the envisaged project to retrofit Bishkek Street Lighting system by carrying out an inventory of current system, followed with comprehensive analysis of most suited technology, cost-benefit and environmental and social due diligence (the “Assignment”). In so doing, the consultant should also provide recommendation on strengthening the capacity of the Municipality and the Company for gender mainstreaming both in terms of street lighting service delivery and Human Resources management.

The expected outcome of the Assignment is to receive an independent analysis to decide on the project feasibility and the structure to retrofit Bishkek Street Lighting system.

The selected Consultant is expected to provide the following services:

Task 1. Inventory of the system, which has three sub-tasks as described below:

1.1. Parameters of the City’s Street Lighting System requires the Consultant to:
(i) review available reports and documents on street lighting system in Bishkek and carry out a soft market sounding on behalf of the City by issuing and distributing a questionnaire incorporating sufficient description of the Project, i.e. existing system parameters, contract scope, technology, timeframe, procurement strategy, etc., The results of the questionnaire will be used in the Feasibility Study;
(ii) conduct an inventory;
(iii) collect available information on technical and functional parameters of Bishkek Street lighting system;
(iv) document and specify the part of the street lighting system that is currently non-operational;
(v) collect data and document on lengths and type of streets currently lacking street lighting infrastructure and provide indicative specification for further cost estimates;
(vi) obtain information and provide comments on the overall quality of power supply from the main grid and its impact on the separate components of street lighting system;
(vii) comment on LED street lighting technology and its durability installed on pilot basis in Bishkek up to date, which shall include scope of each of the pilot projects, dates of installation, suppliers, power of lights installed, performance, light quality and issues reported.

1.2. Overview of BishkekSvet requires the Consultant to
(i) document relevant information to include all data necessary to carry out further analysis under the Assignment, on the Company which is designated to operate City’s street lighting system;
(ii) prepare the Company’s organizational chart, management, and breakdown of staff by departments, age, and salary;
(iii) document financial and economic data summarising the Company’s result for last three-year period and forecasted results for the current year;
(iv) collect information on capital expenditure including annual breakdown of expenditure for the last four years, including the current year;
(v) provide information on tariffs and the dates when they came in force, as well as the annual power consumption for street lighting for the last four years, including the current year;
(vi) carry out overview of Kyrgyz Republic legal framework and standards for street lighting and provide a list of requirements regulating the operation of the municipal street lighting company BishkekSvet.

1.3. Inventory of the Existing System requires the Consultant to
(i) conduct an inventory to provide sufficient information on the condition of separate system components and their remaining useful life, prioritise investments and select most suitable technology for retrofitting of each of the system components;
(ii) carry out sufficient scope for reliable representation of photometric measurements at various parts of the network and compare the results with applicable standards and requirements. The Consultant shall pre-select points for photometric surveys and confirm them with the City and the Bank before commencing such surveys.

Task 2. Review of potential system’s retrofit alternatives

In order to assess the options and ensure the proposed solutions would comply with the Kyrgyz Republic technical standards for street lighting (SNIP, GOST etc.), the Consultant shall group the streets into certain categories (potentially based on the number of lanes, category of streets, pole height and distance between them) and propose a photometric design for each street type using professional photometric software.

A financial model should cover three main alternatives. The model should include potential investments, energy savings, savings in operations and maintenance costs and the payback period taking consideration of actual interest rates in Kyrgyzstan.

The Consultant shall also provide the City and the Bank with concept of the street lighting monitoring and control system, estimated costs and options for its implementation and preliminary specifications.

Task 3. Assessment of most suitable alternatives

The Consultant shall summarise key findings of previous analysis of Bishkek street lighting system and limiting factors to narrow down the number of suitable alternatives to three or four. These should include inter alia a mixed approach alternative where LED is used for main roads, squares, intensive streets and pedestrian zones and less expensive technology for the rest of the network.

The Consultant shall develop applicable tariffs and the actual cost of kWh in Kyrgyz Republic, as well as forecasted growth of kWh cost for a period of at least next ten years.

The Consultant shall propose a general scope for each of the selected alternatives for retrofit of the system and provide cost-benefit analysis for each option including EIRR. The economic analysis should include street lighting monitoring and control system, and the cost and benefits related to the project.

Task 4. Specification of contract scope and implementation plan

The Consultant shall prepare a detailed and sufficient specification of the selected part of the street lighting system to be procured and retrofitted. It will specify technical and functional parameters of each component, as well as quantities and particular part of the system it should go to (substation, street section, etc.).

The Consultant shall detail the tasks required to implement the Project and a likely timetable. As part of the Implementation Plan, the Consultant shall propose a procurement strategy and draft a preliminary Procurement Plan in the format acceptable to the Bank (template to be provided by the Bank).

The Consultant shall consider which procurement approach (e.g. based on procurement of goods, supply and installation or works contracts) would be the best way of implementing each contract. The Consultant shall recommend the most suitable type and form of contractual arrangements for works contract, if any, as well as possible packaging of investment components / contracts for tendering purposes.

The Consultant shall estimate the cost of preparing and approving any design documentation for the works and, if applicable, supply and installation contracts. The process of obtaining such approvals including timing involved shall be described. Where necessary, the Consultant shall make enquiries with a local design institute or a state approval authority. The Consultant shall assess if the cost of detailed design could be covered by the Company, or if it should be included either in the Project scope or the post-signing TC consultancy contract.

Task 5. Financial model

The Consultant shall provide the Bank with a comprehensive financial model including clear inputs and assumptions, at least two primary scenarios for capital expenditure program, relevant sensitivities, and calculation of EiRR including non-direct cost and benefits related to the retrofit of the selected scope.

Task 6. Corporate development

The Consultant will be responsible for the following:

(i) identify different needs and priorities of women and men with respect to services to be provided (safety in parks after dark, access, etc.);
(ii) assess the impact of gender issues in design and planning of the services and develop tools and procedures to assist the Municipality and the Company to ensure their services meet the specific needs of both female and male customers as well as other population sub-groups that might be vulnerable, such as the elderly;
(iii) assess health and safety issues that male and female customers might encounter; provide recommendations for the Municipality and the Company to take these concerns into consideration in the design and maintenance of their services (example through development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for customers at risk).

Task 7. Environmental and social (E&S) assessment

The Consultant is required to carry out the E&S Assessment in accordance with:
- Applicable local, national and regional requirements, including those related with environmental and social impact assessments; and the EBRD’s ESP (2014) (and the incorporated Performance Requirements (PRs)), and relevant European Union (EU) requirements (including, but not limited to, the EU EIA Directive and IE Directive);
- Requirements of other potential lenders, such as other International Financing Institutions (IFIs) and commercial banks adhering to the Equator Principles; and
- Relevant international conventions and protocols relating to environmental and social issues, as transposed into national legislation.

The objective of the E&S Assessment is to identify and assess the potentially significant existing and future adverse environmental and social impacts associated with the Client’s current operations and the proposed Project, assess compliance with applicable laws and the EBRD ESP and PRs, determine the measures needed to prevent or minimise and mitigate the adverse impacts, and identify potential environmental and social opportunities, including those that would improve the environmental and social sustainability of the Project and/or the associated current operations.

In addition, the Consultant is expected to perform the following sub-tasks:
- Review of Available Data and Site Visit
- Conduct Environmental and Social Assessment
- Carry out Environmental and Social Audit
- Develop Environmental and Social Action Plan, Stakeholder Engagement Plan, 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 Q3 2015 and has an estimated overall duration of 5 months.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 236,700 (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 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 able to demonstrate the following:
1) Firm’s proven track record of designing and implementing street lighting projects in emerging markets;
2) Firm’s previous experience in project scoping as well as technical, environmental and social due diligence in Central Asia or similar regions;
3) Firm's track record of working with international financial institutions (“IFIs”) or equivalent and experience-based knowledge of IFI or equivalent Procurement Policies and Rules.

The Consultant’s expert team is expected to include the following key experts:

(i) Team leader/Project manager;
(ii) Engineer(s) specialising in street lighting, including a local engineer;
(iii) Economist with experience in street lighting projects;
(iv) Financial analysis and modelling expert; and
(v) Environmental and social expert(s), with particular experience in gender and municipal and environmental infrastructure assignments.

Non-key experts are expected to include local administrative staff.

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. Brief description of the approach for implementing the Assignment (including a work plan) and team allocation schedule (i.e. allocation of time and experts for key tasks) up to a maximum of 5-10 pages.

The above information should not exceed 35 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:

Olesya Kerridge, TC Advisor
Technical Co-operation
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: + 44 20 7338 6895
e-mail: kerridgo@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 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 selection criteria are as follows:

1) Firm’s proven track record of designing and implementing street lighting projects in emerging markets – 15%;
2) Firm’s previous experience in project scoping as well as technical, environmental and social due diligence in Central Asia (or similar regions) and experience of working with IFIs or equivalent – 15%;
3) Expert CVs corresponding to the requirements of this procurement notice – 40%;
4) Brief description of the approach , work plan and team allocation schedule – 30%.