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Oshelectro Rehabilitation Project – Corporate Development Programme

 | Published January 5, 2017  -  Deadline February 2, 2017

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%).

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