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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Executing Agency (Client):
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
The Client Contact Person:
Mr. Uran Raimbekov, Deputy CEO
JSC Bishkekteploset Zhukeeva-Pudovkina, 2/1,
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic email@example.com
Tel: +996 772 539793
The EBRD Contact Person:
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: + 44 20 7338 6338
Fax: +44 20 7338 7451
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.
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:
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:
(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:
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.
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: