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EBRD - Sugd Energy Loss Reduction Project - Extension

OSHC Barqi Tojik (BT) | Published October 7, 2016
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38550000, 48444100, 45232220, 71310000

EBRD - Sugd Energy Loss Reduction Project - Extension

EBRD - Sugd Energy Loss Reduction Project

OSHC Barqi Tojik (BT) | Published July 1, 2016
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EBRD - Sugd Energy Loss Reduction Project

Tajikistan Winter Energy Project - P150816

OSHC Barqi Tojik | Published December 18, 2015  -  Deadline January 18, 2016
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Provision Of Consultancy Services For Project Management Consultancy For The Rehabilitation Of Nurek Hydropower Plant Project THE REPUBLIC OFTAJIKISTAN MINISTRY OF ENERGY AND WATER RESOURCES OPEN STOCK HOLDING COMPANY "BARQI TOJIK" REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FORPROVISION OFCONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR PROJECT MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY FOR THE REHABILITATION OF NUREK HYDROPOWER PLANT PROJECT Project ID No. P 150816 This request forexpression of interest (EOI) for Project Management consultancy services for the Nurek Hydropower Plant Rehabilitation Projectfollows the need to have a Project Management Consultant that will supervise all works done by the contractors on behalf of theOSHC "Barqi Tojik". The Nurek HydropowerScheme is located 80 km (by road) from Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, in the Danghara and Nurek districts of SouthernTajikistan, on the Vakhsh River. It comprises a 300 m-high embankment dam with impervious core, two spillway tunnels in the leftbank designed for an evacuation capacity of 4,040 m3/s and a power plant of nine Francis units for a total installed capacity of3000 MW and a discharge capacity of 1,350 m3/s. The construction ofNurek HPP was carried out from 1961 to 1979. The initial installed capacity of the power plant was 2,700 MW and was then increasedto 3,000 MW in 1988 through an upgrade of the hydraulic turbines. The units are now facingproblems of vibrations and/or temperaturealarms which require the capacity of some units to be reduced. Unit 8 has been out of operation since 2011 for refurbishment of therunner and the MIV, and then for issues observed on the transformer. In recent years, the maximal capacity of the plant can be saidnot being higher than 2,320 MW. Nurek HPP remains up tothis day the key power generation facility of the country, still providing more than 70% of the total generation. In this context,the question of Nurek HPP refurbishment after nearly 40 years in operation appears essential for the Tajik electric network and ona larger scale for the Tajik economy.  The rehabilitation of Nurek HPP will cover therehabilitation measures urgently required with the target to secure the plant's production and the safetyof the power complex,which includes the following: rehabilitation ofelectromechanical equipment; rehabilitation of auxiliary services; upgrading ofinstrumentation and monitoring equipment; improvement of the flood warning systems; refurbishment of hydro mechanical equipment ofwater intake and spillways; improvement of the flood routing capacity of the dam, etc. A detailed feasibilityof the rehabilitation was undertaken by Barqi Tojik with the support of an international consultant. The final reports will beprovided to the shortlisted consultants to assist them in preparing bid proposals. The Project's broadobjectives are: (i)                 Meet and secure domestic demand, in particular during wintertime; (ii)               Provide sustainable energy; (iii)             Improve the generation reliability of the plant; (iv)            Extend the remaining lifetime of the plant; (v)               Improve the overall operational and safety aspects for the operation and maintenance staff ofthe plant; (vi)            Improve and strengthen the dam safety features of the Project,and (vii)          Promote energy exports. The services of aProject Management Consultant for rehabilitation of Nurek HPP are required for the preparation and implementation phases of theNurek HPP Rehabilitation Project. The Project Management Consultant will assist the Implementing agency of the project in thedesign, detailed engineering, preparation of bidding documents, review of proposals, assistance in contract negotiations,procurement support, contract finalization, engineering and technical support, rehabilitation supervision, and support for projectimplementation, supervision of theEnvironmental Management Plan implementation, and other services. The OSHC "Barqi Tojik", a national integrated powercompany of Tajikistan, now invite eligible qualified consultants to express their interest inparticipating and submitting theExpression of Interest (EoI) to provide consulting services to assist the Barqi Tojik in the preparation and implementation of theNurek Hydropower Plant Rehabilitation project. The consultancy services include project design, detailed engineering, preparationof bidding documents, review of proposals, assistance in contract negotiations, procurement support, contract finalization,engineering and technical support, rehabilitation supervision, and support for project implementation, supervision of theEnvironmental Management Plan implementation, and other services. Further, the Consultant shallsupport preparation phase, pre-commissioning, commissioning, defect liability period, and overallproject implementation. Thedetailed TOR shall be provided in the RFPto be issued to short-listed consultants. The attention of interestedConsultants is drawn toparagraphs 1.9 and 1.11 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection andEmployment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers (January 2011, revised July 2014) ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth theWorld Bank's policy on conflict of interest and eligibility. Eligible Interested Consultants must provide informationindicating that they are qualified to participate in providing the services above (brochures, description of similar assignments,description of experience insimilar conditions, availability of appropriate skills amongst staff). Consultants may associate withother consulting firms in the form ofa joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications.All the members of the joint venture shall be jointly and severally liable for the entireassignment.  However, the experience of sub-consultant will not be considered whileshort-listing. The Consultants are invited to focus on the descriptionof their core business and years in business; Specific Experience similar to the assignment described above, their qualificationsin the field of the assignment; the technical and managerial organization of their firm; the general qualifications and number ofkey staff; absence of conflicts of interest and existence of quality system. The experience from similar work may include but not belimited to: i.                   Project management and supervision ofhydropower rehabilitation projects ii.                 Electrical (includinggenerator andswitchboard technology), mechanical (including turbine technology and steel structures), civil (including tunneling technology),control system and geo-technical engineering for hydropower rehabilitation projects iii.               Environmental and social issues iv.               Preparation of tender documents forhydropower rehabilitation projects v.                 Project procurement andfinancing vi.               Projects in developing countries The shortlisting criteria are: general experience ofrehabilitation supervision of hydropower plants, specific experience in similar projects covering the above aspects, availabilityof ISO or other required certificate and quality assurance systems and period the firm been in business (not less than fiveyears). A consultant will be selected in accordancewith the Quality and Cost Based Selection procedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits &Grants by World Bank Borrowers (January 2011, revised July 2014). Eligible Interested Consultants may obtain furtherinformation at the address below from 09.00 ? 12.30 hours and 14.00 ? 16.30 hours local time between December 18, 2015 and January18, 2016 exclusive of public holidays: OSHC Barqi Tojik I.Somoni 64 Str. Dusanbe 734025 Republic ofTajikistan Fax: +992 372 2358692 Email: elrpbt@gmai.com Attn: Mr. Ubaidullo Khabibov, Head of ProjectRealization Group of Energy Loss Reduction. Expressions of Interest must be prepared inEnglish and Russian languages and must be delivered to the address below by 18.00 pm Dushanbe time on January 18,2016: OSHC Barqi Tojik I.Somoni 64 Str. Dusanbe 734025 Republic ofTajikistan Fax: +992 372 235 8692 Email: elrpbt@gmail.com Attn: Ubaidullo Khabibov, Head of Project RealizationGroup of Energy Loss Reduction with a copy to the addressbelow: Ministry of Energy and Water Resources of the Republicof Tajikistan Shamsi 5/1 Str. Dushanbe 734025, Republic of Tajikistan Fax: +992 372 235 9803; Email: manusafarzoda@gmail.com Attn: Mr. Manucher Safarzoda, Headof the Investment Department. No proposals are required to be submittedat this stage. On the basis of obtained information from eligible interested consultants,Barqi Tojik will prepare a shortlist ofconsultants who will be invited through a Request for Proposals (RFP) including Letter of Invitation and detailed Terms ofReference (TOR).

Sugd Energy Loss Reduction Project

 | Published May 22, 2015  -  Deadline June 22, 2015
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Sugd Energy Loss Reduction Project – Extended PIU Consultancy Services Assignment Description: The purpose of the Project is to assist the Borrower in (a) the supply and installation of electricity retail and grid meters, meter reading system, low voltage equipment meters with ancillary equipment and all necessary maintenance equipment to allow demand side management, (b) the reduction of distribution network losses, (c) the improvement of quality of supply and (d) the increase of energy efficiency. Total Project value is approximately €22 million (excluding VAT). The project consists of the following main components: Supply and Installation of the meters, meter reading system equipment, auditable billing system in Khujand and surrounding municipalities (contract awarded and under implementation); Partial rehabilitation of power distribution network including supply and installation of equipment (contract awarded and under implementation); Project Implementation Unit Consultancy Services (this procurement notice); All procurement financed by the EBRD loan proceeds are undertaken in full compliance with EBRD’s Procurement Policies and Rules. The Project is implemented by the Project Implementation Unit with subsidiary in Khujand and concerned subsidiaries of OSHC “Barqi Tojik”. The PIU is staffed by experts from BT covering procurement, technical support, IT, finance, site management supervision, monitoring, evaluation etc. The PIU will be supported by an international consultant whose members will also form part of the PIU. The principal objective of this assignment is to deliver assistance to BT’s PIU during the Project implementation phase. The Consultant will assist PIU with the following tasks: Monitoring, supervision, and reporting on the implementation of contracts and overall completion of each Project component; Assist in planning and accounting of expenses; Reviewing site preparation including engineering supervision; Assist with Commissioning and Testing procedures in accordance with Contract Conditions; Assistance in the monitoring of and implementation of the Environmental and Social Action Plan (ESAP); Knowledge transfer to BT in all aspects of oversight and management of project implementation. Status of Selection Process: Interested firms are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest. Assignment expected start date and duration: assignment is expected to take place from November 2015 until November 2017. Cost Estimate for the Assignment: USD 500,000 exclusive of VAT. The Consultant must determine whether any indirect taxes/VAT are chargeable on the proposed services and state the basis for such determination in the response to the Notice. If any indirect taxes/VAT are payable, the client will have to pay indirect taxes/VAT element to the services directly to the consultant/s unless otherwise agreed. Funding Source: Through projects sources Eligibility Restrictions: There are no eligibility restrictions. Consultant Profile: An international firm of consultants will be engaged for this assignment and is expected to procure the services of a multidisciplinary team of both international and local experts as appropriate. The Consultant is expected to have relevant expertise and experience in the design, procurement and implementation of smart automated electricity metering projects, particularly in the residential sector and reconstruction of electric networks. In addition, relevant experience in the EBRD’s countries of operation would be an advantage. The following is the minimum expertise (key experts) and experience required for this assignment: Team Leader/ Metering Expert with at least 12 years of experience in planning, design and implementation of residential metering projects including Project Management and Contract Supervision experience. Experience with implementation of projects comprising of Supply and Installation of Grid and Retail Meters would be seen as an advantage. Procurement Expert with at least 10 years of proven procurement experience in power sector projects (especially electricity distribution would be an advantage) with relevant IFI’s experience; Local Site Supervision Expert (full engagement) with at least 10 years of proven technical supervision of installation of metering equipment and billing systems. The Expert should demonstrate hands-on experience in contract supervision of contracts with similar nature and complexity; Low voltage installation and maintenance Expert with at least 10 years of proven low voltage installation and maintenance experience. The Expert should demonstrate hands-on experience in similar nature of assignments and complexity (experience in the installation of metering equipment or works at the electricity distribution level would be an advantage); General Qualification of Key Experts: a relevant education background i.e. degree from a University or a similar institution in relevant discipline; Qualifications relevant to the project (metering/ IT) would be seen an advantage; Fluency in English, both written and spoken, speaking knowledge of Russian language would be seen as an advantage. Team of short term Experts with proven project experience of at least 5 years: Telecommunication expert; IT and Billing System expert; Local Low voltage installation expert with full engagement; Environment and Social expert (local or international); Health and Safety expert (local or international); Financial expert; Note that intermittent inputs are expected from the key experts. The Consultant should propose a suitable organization staffing with anticipated input (man-months) from the key experts in a staffing schedule and work plan. The consultant will also be required to hire local support staff for provision of different services, including but not limited to secretarial duties, interpretation and translation, and transport services. Submission Requirements: Interested consultants are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest. In order to determine the capability and experience of consulting firms seeking to be shortlisted, the information submitted should include the following: Company profile, proposed project organisation and staffing; Details of experience or similar assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including their locations, overall budget, and proportion undertaken by the consultant both in terms of staff input and budget; Proposed and available consultant team composition and CVs of the key experts in line with section consultant profile who could be available to work on the assignment. The expression of interest must be accompanied by a completed 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 Interested firms are requested to submit 3 (three) copies of the applications, one in English and two copies translated to Russian language should be submitted to the Client in an envelope marked “Expression of Interest for Sugd Energy Loss Reduction Project – Extended PIU Consultancy Services”, together with electronic copy on CD-ROM, to reach the Client not later than 16:00 (Dushanbe time), June 22, 2015. Contact Details: Mr. Saidov Saidmumin General Manager PRG Energy Loss Reduction Project OSHC Barqi Tojik Somoni 64, Room 302 Dushanbe, Tajikistan 724026 Fax: (992 372) 358764 E-mail: elrpbt@gmail.com Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Notes: Following this invitation for expressions of interest, a shortlist of qualified firms will be formally invited to submit proposals. Shortlisting, selection and contracting will be subject to the availability of funding.

Sugd Energy Loss Reduction Project - Extension

 | Published September 28, 2016  -  Deadline September 28, 2017
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Open Stock Holding Company Barqi Tojik (BT) intends using the proceeds of a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development [the Bank] for rehabilitation of low and medium voltage distribution networks in the Sugd region, construction of 2 new 110/10kV Substations, installation of electricity meters with ancillary equipment to allow demand side management, reduce distribution network losses and increase energy efficiency. The Project is to be cofinanced by European Investment Bank (EIB) complemented by a grant from EU /Investment Fund for Central Asia (IFCA).

The Project targets the key area of energy efficiency by reducing distribution network losses and increasing collections.
The proposed project, which has a total estimated cost of about EUR 25 Million equivalent require the procurement of the following tentative goods, works and services:

  1. Goods and related services for supply of grid and retail meters and auxiliary equipment (ongoing);
  2. Works for installation of grid and retail meters and auxiliary equipment (ongoing);
  3. Supply and installation of a meter reading system (ongoing);
  4. Supply and installation of auditable billing system (ongoing);
  5. Construction of new substation 110/10kV “Vahdat” (completed)
  6. Construction of new substation 110/10kV "Temurmalik" (to be tendered)
  7. Extended Project Implementation Unit Consultancy Services (ongoing)
  8. Project Implementation Unit Consultancy Services for Temurmalik Substation (to be tendered)

 

The tender process for Temurmalik Substation is expected to commence during second quarter of 2017, whilst the tender process for Project Implementation Unit Consultancy Services for Temurmalik Substation is expected to commence during fourth quarter of 2016.

Contracts to be financed with the proceeds of TC Grant and loan from the EBRD will be subject to its Procurement Policies and Rules and will be open to firms from any country. The proceeds of the EBRD'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 or official regulation of the purchaser's country.

Interested suppliers, contractors and consultants should contact:


Client name:              OSHC Barqi Tojik (BT)
Contact person:         Mr. Habibov Ubaidullo
Address:                     Somoni 64, Room 302, Dushanbe Tajikistan 734026
fax:                             (992 372) 35 87 64
e-mail:                        
elrpbt@gmail.com

Sugd Energy Loss Reduction Project

 | Published June 24, 2016  -  Deadline June 23, 2017
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Open  Stock Holding Company Barqi Tojik (BT) intends using the proceeds of a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development [the Bank] for rehabilitation of low and medium voltage distribution networks in the Sugd region, construction of 110/10kV "Temurmalik" substation and 2.5km 110kV line to connect the new substation to the existing substation ("Novaya"), , installation of electricity meters with ancillary equipment to allow demand side management, reduce distribution network losses and increase energy efficiency. The Project is to be cofinanced by European Investment Bank (EIB) complemented by a grant from EU /Investment Fund for Central Asia (IFCA).

The Project's objectives are to reduce losses in the electricity distribution network, to increase collections and to improve quality of electricity supply in the city of Khujand, Sugd region.

The proposed project, which has a total estimated cost of about EUR 25 Million equivalent will require the procurement of the following tentative goods, works and services:

  1. Goods and related services for supply of grid and retail meters and auxiliary equipment (procurement completed and implementation ongoing);
  2. Works for installation of grid and retail meters and auxiliary equipment (procurement completed and implementation ongoing);
  3. Supply and installation of a meter reading system (procurement completed and implementation ongoing);
  4. Supply and installation of auditable billing system (procurement completed and implementation ongoing);
  5. Construction of new substation 110/10kV "Vahdat" (procurement completed and implementation ongoing)
  6. Construction of new substation 110/10kV "Temurmalik" (procurement planned to be initiated)

 

The tender process for Temurmalik Substation is expected to commence during fourth quarter of 2016.

Contracts to be financed with the proceeds of a loan from the EBRD will be subject to its Procurement Policies and Rules and will be open to firms from any country. The proceeds of the EBRD'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 or official regulation of the purchaser's country.

Interested suppliers, contractors and consultants should contact:


Client name:              OSHC Barqi Tojik (BT)
Contact person:         Mr. Habibov Ubaidullo
Address:                     Somoni 64, Room 302, Dushanbe Tajikistan 734026
Fax:                             (992 372) 35 87 64
e-mail:                         elrpbt@gmail.com

EBRD - Sugd Energy Loss Reduction Project

OJSC Barki Tojik (BT) | Published November 13, 2012  -  Deadline October 25, 2013
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38550000, 45315000, 48444100

EBRD - Sugd Energy Loss Reduction Project

EBRD - Sugd Energy Loss Reduction Project

OJSC Barki Tojik (BT) | Published November 1, 2012
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38550000, 45315000, 48444100

EBRD - Sugd Energy Loss Reduction Project

Tajikistan Winter Energy Project - P150816

OJSHC Barki Tojik | Published December 18, 2015
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General Procurement Notice GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE REPUBLIC OF TAJIKISTAN NUREK HYDROPOWER REHABILITATION PROJECT SECTOR: POWER GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE Project ID No. P 150816 The Government of the Republic of Tajikistan  intends to apply for financing from theWorld Bank toward the cost of the Nurek Hydropower Rehabilitation Project, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds to paymentsfor goods, works, related services and consulting services to be procured under this project. The project will include the rehabilitation of nine(9) generating units, each with a capacity of about 330 MW, and associated Balance of Plant; dam safety related improvements,environmental and social sustainability; and project management services for design and supervision ofthe Project. Procurement of contracts financed by the World Bankwill be conducted through the procedures as specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement underIBRD Loans and IDACredits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers (January 2011, revised July 2014), and is open to all eligible bidders  as defined in the guidelines. Consulting services will be selected in accordance with the WorldBank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans & Grants by World Bank Borrowers(January 2011, revised July2014). Specific procurement notices for contracts to be bidunder the World Bank's international competitive bidding (ICB) procedures and for contracts for consultancy services will beannounced, as they become available, in UN DevelopmentBusiness online. Interested eligible bidders who wish to be included on themailing list to receive invitations to bid/requests for expression of interest under the Project or those requiring additionalinformation should contact the address below. Prequalification of suppliers and contractors will berequired for thecontracts on rehabilitation of nine (9) generating units, eachwith a capacity of about 330 MW, and associated Balance of Plant. OJSHC Barki Tojik Attn: Mr. Ubaidullo Khabibov, Head of Project Realization Group. I.Somoni 64 Str. Dusanbe 734025 Republic of Tajikistan Tel: +992 935220056 Email: elrpbt@gmai.com

Sugd Energy Loss Reduction Project Extension - Project Implementation Unit Consultant

 | Published November 14, 2016  -  Deadline December 12, 2016
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AMENDMENT ISSUED 24/11/2016:

  1. CONSULTANTS ARE REQUESTED TO SUBMIT HARD COPIES OF PROPOSALS TO THE ADDRESSES SPECIFIED IN THE PROCUREMENT NOTICE.  
  2. THE DATE FOR SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS IS CHANGED TO  12 DECEMBER 20016

Project Description: The Open Stock Holding Company Barki Tojik (BT or the Client) is a 100% state-owned vertically integrated power utility responsible for generation, transmission and distribution of electricity in Tajikistan. The Government of Tajikistan requested the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) collectively the Lenders and the European Union’s Investment Facility for Central Asia (EU IFCA) collectively the Co-Financiers to finance the Sugd Energy Loss Reduction Project (SUGD). 

The first part of SUGD is at its final stage and includes (i) Lot 1. Supply and Installation of Smart Meters, Meter Reading System Equipment, Auditable Billing System in Khujand and Surrounding Municipalities, and (ii) Lot 2 Rehabilitation of Khujand Electrical System.

The SUGD Extension Project (the Project) includes the construction of a new substation (Temurmalik) 110/10 kV in the southern part of Kamoli Khujandi Park.  It will also include the connection by a 2.5 km /110 kV OHL Double Circuit to another substation and ancillary equipment.

Assignment Description: BT intends engaging a consulting firm (the PIU Consultant) to provide organisational and technical assistance to the Client to ensure the successful completion of the Project in accordance with the Project Implementation Plan (PIP) and with all EBRD requirements stipulated in the Loan Agreement (the Assignment).

The Consultant needs to ensure close coordination of activities with the PIU Consultant engaged for SUGD ongoing project. BT expects both consultancy teams to coordinate their activities in a professional and open manner with the common target to successfully implement the Project.

Please see detailed energy-loss-reduction-piu-consultant-tors.docx">Terms of Reference for the Assignment.

Assignment Duration: 30 months.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 300,000; exclusive of VAT.

Funding Source: EBRD Shareholder Special Fund.

Eligibility: There are no consultant nationality eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms experience in supporting Clients in similar types of assignments in the hydropower sector.

The Consultant’s team is expected to include the following Key experts, both internationals and locals:

  1. Team Leader/Substation Engineer preferably with 12 years of experience in planning, design and implementation of substation construction projects including Project Management and Contract Supervision experience;
  2. Overhead Lines Engineer - preferably with 10 years of proven experience in construction or designing of MV and HV OHL. The Expert should demonstrate hands-on experience in similar nature of assignments and complexity (design and construction of MV and HV OHL);
  3. Procurement Expert preferably with 10 years of proven procurement experience in power sector projects especially electricity distribution with relevant IFI’s experience;
  4. Construction Engineer preferably with 10 years of proven experience in construction. The Expert should demonstrate hands-on experience in similar nature of assignments and complexity (design and construction of substation and outgoing lines);
  5. Engineer Designer preferably with 10 years of proven experience design of energy facilities. The Expert should demonstrate hands-on experience in similar nature of assignments and complexity;
  6. Pool of short term experts including
  • Local medium voltage installation expert with full engagement;
  • Relay Protection Engineer
  • Environment and Social expert

All experts are required to be fluent in English, both written and spoken, speaking knowledge of Russian language is preferable.

Submission Requirements: Interested consultants are hereby invited to submit proposals.

In order to determine the qualifications and competence of consulting firms the information submitted should include the following:

1. Company/group of firms' profile, organization 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. Proposed work plan and methodology.

4. 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.

5. Financial Proposal (in a separate sealed envelope shall be clearly marked "FINANCIAL PROPOSAL DO NOT  OPEN UNTIL COMPLETION OF TECHNICAL EVALUATION").

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

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

The above information should not exceed 20 pages excluding CVs and the Consultant Declaration Form and Contact Sheet.

The Consultant must submit two separate envelopes:

(a) Technical Proposal: one (1) original in English, two (2) copies in Russian and one (1) CD-ROM including English and Russian versions of Technical Proposal only;

(b) Financial Proposal: one (1) original in English and (1) copy in Russian in a separate envelope.

The Proposals must be submitted no later than:

Date: 12 December 2016
Time: 15:00 (Dushanbe local time)

The Proposal submission address is: State Committee on Investment and State Property Management of Republic of Tajikistan.
Address: 27, Shotemur Str., Tender Box No.1, Dushanbe, Republic Tajikistan

The opening shall take place at:
State Committee on Investment and State Property Management of Republic of Tajikistan.
Address: 27, Shotemur Str., room #9
Date: on the same date as proposals’ submission
Time: 15:05 (Dushanbe Local Time)

The Executing Agency’s Contact Details:
Habibov Ubaidullo
Head of PIU “Energy Loss Reduction”
OSHC “Barqi Tojik”
734026, Dushanbe, Republic of Tajikistan
E-mail: elrpbt@gmail.com

In addition, one copy of the proposal in English and one copy of the proposal in Russian shall be sent to EBRD’s contact person below:

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

Important Notes:

1. The selection will normally be made from responses to this notification only. The highest-ranked consultant will be invited to negotiate the contract.

2. The evaluation criteria are:

a) Consultants' Experience in similar assignments (25%)
b) Consultants' experience in Tajikistan and Central Asia (15%)
c) Proposed Work Plan and Methodology (20%)
d) Qualification and experience of Key experts proposed (30%)
e) Transfer of knowledge(10%) 

The minimum technical score (St) required to pass is:  70.       

Please note that only the Financial Proposals from Consultants passing the minimum technical score (St) will be opened.

The lowest evaluated Financial Proposal (Fm) is given the maximum financial score (Sf) of 100.

The formula for determining the financial scores (Sf) of all other Proposals is calculated as following:

Sf = 100 x Fm/ F, in which “Sf” is the financial score, “Fm” is the lowest price, and “F” the price of the proposal under consideration.

The weights given to the Technical (T) and Financial (P) Proposals are:
T = 85 and
P = 15

Proposals are ranked according to their combined technical (St) and financial (Sf) scores using the weights (T = the weight given to the Technical Proposal; P = the weight given to the Financial Proposal; T + P = 1) as following:  S = St x T% + Sf x P%.

Tajikistan: Capacity Building to Strengthen the Climate Resilience of Hydropower Assets and Operations

 | Published January 22, 2015  -  Deadline February 23, 2015
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Assignment Description: Tajikistan is one of the world's most vulnerable countries to climate change. This is due to the extreme sensitivity to climate change of the country's glacial hydrology, which is critical for energy generation and agricultural irrigation, and for the livelihoods and wellbeing of the population. Climate change models predict significant changes in precipitation, snowmelt and the dynamics of Tajik glaciers. As hydropower provides 98% of Tajikistan's electricity supply, the entire energy sector is highly sensitive to climatic variability and climate change. This vulnerability is compounded by prolonged underinvestment, over-reliance on aging hydropower assets, policy failures and weak corporate governance. Upgrades are needed urgently to avoid the risk of major technical failure that would jeopardize the supply of electricity to all customers and cause enormous damage to Tajikistan's economy. However, the Tajik hydropower industry has so far had no exposure to international improved practices for assessing and managing climate change risks to hydropower operations, as have been developed in a number of OECD countries with advanced hydropower industries.

In response to these challenges, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development ("EBRD" or the "Bank") is preparing an investment in the rehabilitation of Qairokkum HPP, a 126 MW facility on the Syr Darya River. In order to address the above climate change issues, EBRD has integrated detailed analysis of climate change impacts into the preparation and design of this investment. However, in Tajikistan there remain significant gaps in the understanding of the implications of climate variability and change for energy producers and energy users, and low awareness of improved practices employed in some OECD countries. This assignment will provide technical support to Barki Tojik, the main electricity company in Tajikistan, to build their capacity to manage climate change impacts in the management of hydropower systems and in broader energy sector management and investment planning, and move towards improved practices such as those adopted by some OECD countries.

Main Objectives: In order to meet the significant climate resilience challenges facing the Tajik energy sector, there is a need for dedicated technical cooperation (TC) support to build the capacity of key institutions including Barki Tojik and the state hydro-meteorological agency Tajik Hydromet to understand and manage climate change risks to hydropower operations and to the energy sector more broadly, and to move towards improved international practices as used in some OECD countries. This is also essential for ensuring that investments in hydropower infrastructure rehabilitation (such as Qairokkum HPP) contribute towards the longer-term climate resilience of Tajikistan’s hydropower sector.


Therefore, EBRD intends to appoint a consultancy firm or group of firms (the "Consultant"), whose team must include (either as lead firm, consortium member or sub-contractor) an OECD hydropower operator with extensive experience of assessing and managing climate change risks to hydropower operations, to deliver a targeted technical cooperation programme that achieves the following objectives:

- To build the capacities of Barki Tojik and Tajik Hydromet to understand and manage the implications of climate change and climate variability on hydropower operations;
- To enable these institutions to move towards international best practice in climate resilient hydropower plant management and operations, in line with emerging best practice in OECD countries;
- To support the development of an evidence-based framework for managing risks associated with climatic variability and climate change into energy sector management.


In order to achieve the above objectives, the Consultant will design and deliver a capacity-building TC programme that covers the following themes:

a) Capacity building, technical skills transfer and training for understanding, assessing and managing risks associated with climatic variability and climate change to hydropower operations (including the provision of a limited amount of relevant training equipment);
b) Twinning and exchange with a hydropower operator in the field of climate change resilience from an OECD country;
c) Support for the development of an evidence-based framework for managing risks associated with climatic variability and climate change into energy sector management.

Assignment Duration: It is envisaged that the contract duration is twenty four months. There is a possibility for contract extension subject to project needs, satisfactory performance of the consultant and availability of funding.


Maximum Cost Estimate for the Assignment: USD 998,770; exclusive of VAT.

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

Funding Source: This assignment will be funded by the UK Sustainable Energy Initiative Fund and the EBRD Shareholder Special Fund.

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. It is envisaged that the Consultant will be a firm or group of firms combining both international and local expertise. The Consultant is expected to demonstrate experience in (i) hydropower management, (ii) climate change impacts assessment and management, (iii) practical application of hydrological modelling and forecasting, and (iv) relevant assignments in the Central Asia region. The Consultant’s team must include an OECD hydropower operator with extensive experience of assessing and managing climate change risks to hydropower operations (either as lead firm, consortium member or sub-contractor). Consultants not meeting this requirement will not be considered further.


The Consultant’s team will at least include the following key experts:
1. International Project Manager with preferably ten years’ experience of managing similar assignments in emerging economies, with experience of the Central Asia region, fluency in Russian an advantage.
2. International Hydropower Engineer with preferably ten years’ experience of planning and managing hydropower systems that is relevant to the hydrological and climatic conditions found in Tajikistan;
3. International Climate Change Expert with preferably ten years’ experience of assessing climate change impacts on hydropower and/or other relevant industries and sectors, with experience of the Central Asia region an advantage;
4. International Senior Hydrologist with preferably ten years’ experience of applying hydrological modelling and other relevant analytical tools in hydropower or other relevant industries/sectors, and with extensive experience of training and capacity building.
For assignment implementation it is anticipated that additional experts will be required as follows:
• International Energy Policy Expert with preferably five years’ experience of energy sector management and reform processes in emerging economies, with experience of the Central Asia region;
• Stakeholder Engagement Expert with preferably five years’ experience of stakeholder engagement and community consultation including community- and household-level surveys, with fluency in Russian a strong advantage;
• Gender Expert with preferably five years’ expertise in the areas of gender and the environment, energy, climate change or rural development, with experience of the Central Asia region, fluency in Russian is an advantage;
• Pool of local experts including deputy project manager, hydropower engineer(s), hydrologist(s), climate change expert(s) and stakeholder engagement Expert(s).

However for purposes of EOI evaluation only CVs of the key experts (1 to 4 above) will be evaluated.

Submission Requirements: Interested consultants are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest. In order to determine the qualifications and competence of consulting firms seeking to be shortlisted, the information submitted should include the following:


- company profile, organisation and staffing;
- details of previous project experience or similar assignments undertaken particularly 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;
- proposed consultant team composition and CVs of key experts in line with section Consultant Profile f who could be available to work on the assignment.
The above information should not exceed 25 pages excluding CVs and should be submitted as one single document. Expressions of Interest should be submitted, in English, electronically through eSelection to reach the Bank not later than the closing date.
Completed Consultant Declaration 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 complete expression of interest (including CVs and Contact Sheet) shall be one file (pdf or Word), not exceeding 4MB, to be uploaded to eSelection. The EBRD reserves the right to reject applications of firms submitting more than one file. Only if the permissible file size is exceeded, may the Consultant split the expression of interest into further files.


Expressions of Interest shall be submitted, in English, electronically through e-Selection, to reach the Bank not later than the closing date.

EBRD Contact:
Larissa Gosling

Tel: +44 20 7338 6338
Fax: +44 20 7338 7451
Email: GoslingL@ebrd.com (Expressions of Interest should be sent through eSelection, NOT to this email address)

Note: Note 1. Subject to satisfactory response to this invitation for Expression of Interest, a shortlist of qualified consultants will be formally invited to submit proposals. Shortlisting and selection will be subject to the availability of funding.


Note 2. The evaluation criteria are as follows:
a) Experience of the Consultant relevant to the assignment (previous project experience in (i) hydropower management, ii) climate change impacts assessment and management, and iii) practical application of hydrological modelling and forecasting) 40%
b) Experience of the Consultant of comparable assignments in Tajikistan and/or Central Asia 30%
c) Calibre of four key experts 30%


Golovnaya 240 MW Hydropower Plant Rehabilitation Project

 | Published June 2, 2016  -  Deadline August 2, 2016
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Invitation for Bids 1. The Republic of Tajikistan has received financing from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) toward the cost of the Golovnaya 240 MW Hydropower Plant Rehabilitation Project. Part of this financing will be used for payments under the contract named above. Bidding is open to all Bidders from eligible source countries of ADB. 2. The Open Joint Stock Holding Company “Barqi Tojik” (“the Employer”) invites sealed bids from eligible Bidders for the construction and completion of Rehabilitation Works of Switchyards of Golovnaya Hydropower Plant (“the Facilities”). 3. International competitive bidding will be conducted in accordance with ADB’s Single- Stage: Two-Envelope bidding procedure and is open to all Bidders from eligible countries as described in the Bidding Document. 4. The main qualification criterion require, among others: • Participation as contractor in at least two contracts that have been successfully or substantially completed within the last eight (8) years and involves, as a minimum, the rehabilitation contracts utilizing AIS equipment at voltage 220 kV and above, where the value of the Bidder’s participation exceeds US$ twelve million (US$ 12,000,000) each. These contracts should have been executed outside the contractor’s home country. The similarity of the Bidder’s participation shall be based on the physical size, nature of works, complexity, methods, technology, or other characteristics as described in Section 6 (Employer’s Requirements). • Minimum average annual turnover of US$ twenty million (US$ 20,000,000) as calculated as total certified payments received for contracts in progress or completed, within the last three (3) years. This document summarizes only a part of the requirements for information to the potential bidders. Bidders are requested to refer to the biding documents for the full range of criteria prior to submitting a bid. If there are any discrepancies between this invitation for bid and the bidding documents, the bidding documents shall always prevail. Date: 2 June 2016 Grant No. and Title: 0376-TAJ: Golovnaya 240 MW Hydropower Plant Rehabilitation Project Contract No. and Title: ADB Grant 0376 – TAJ/BT/ICB-2 Rehabilitation Works of Switchyards of Golovnaya Hydropower Plant Deadline for Submission of Bids: 2 August 2016, 3:00 pm (Tajikistan time) 5. To obtain further information and inspect the Bidding Documents, bidders should contact: Attention: Project Management Unit for Electro-Energy Sector Mr. Nazar Nazarzoda, Executive Director Address: Kahorova Street 39A City: Dushanbe ZIP Code: 734042 Country: Tajikistan Telephone: (+992 37) 222-25-56 Facsimile number: (+992 37) 222-25-56 Electronic mail address: pmu_tj@mail.ru 6. To purchase the bidding documents in English, eligible bidders should: • write to the address above requesting the Bidding Documents for ADB Grant 0376- TAJ/BT/ICB-2, Rehabilitation Works of Switchyards of Golovnaya Hydropower Plant • pay a non-refundable fee of 500 USD by cash or direct deposit to the following bank account: Name of Bank: OJSC “Orienbank”, Dushanbe, Republic of Tajikistan SWIFT Code: OTJKTJ22 In favor of: SE “Project Management Unit for Electro Energy Sector” Account No.: 20206840716901000572 Correspondent bank: NOVIKOMBANK, MOSCOW, Russia Correspondent account: 30111840700000000006 SWIFT Code: CNOVRUMM Details of Payment: Payment for Bidding Documents 7. Deliver your bid: • to the State Committee on Investments and State Property Management of the Republic of Tajikistan at the following address: 27 Shotemur Street, Dushanbe, Zip Code 734025, Republic of Tajikistan • on or before the deadline: 2 August 2016, 3:00 pm (Tajikistan time) • together with a Bid Security in the amount as described in the Bidding Document Bids will be opened immediately after the deadline for bid submission in the presence of Bidder’s representatives who choose to attend.

Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation Management in Tajikistan (SWSMT) — GBAO and Eastern Khatlon region, Phase I, 2016-2020. The project will improve quality of life of 150.000 people through sustanable mechanisms of water and sanitation management

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) Swiss Cooperation Office Dushanbe | Published July 14, 2016  -  Deadline September 15, 2016
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Tajikistan is rich in water resources; drinking water, however, is hardly accessible for the rural population or is of inadequate quality. Waterborne diseases are widespread and negatively influence population's health. Since 1998 Switzerland is assisting the country to improve water governance (incl. water supply) both at community and policy levels. This project will improve access to and quality of drinking water and sanitation for 150 000 people, living in 200 isolated mountainous villages in areas of Eastern Tajikistan. These results will be protected from the impact of natural hazards and are expected to produce specific positive impact on the lives of women and children, as well as to promote participation and empowerment of the local population in governance and management of their water supply systems.

The winning Bidder will be responsible to deliver the services listed in the Tender Documentation as published in the simap.ch and to contract construction companies to realize the ‘Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation Management in Tajikistan (SWSMT) — GBAO and Eastern Kathlon’ project including sanitation and construction works of the project.

The project aims to work on community, district and national level and focuses on the three key aspects:

(a) People (improved access to sustainable safe drinking water and sanitation facilities);

(b) Service providers (improved collaboration between local government, civil society and communities through joint capacity development in rural WSS management);

(c) Policies and Institutions (the policy and legal framework for efficient and improved decentralised services provision in rural and remote mountain areas, including pro-poor and most vulnerable people).

The project will ensure engagement of as many as possible local and national specialists in the implementation of the project as staff members and will work closely with technical specialists of the water departments at local and national levels. The project will also set up a steering committee at provincial level, including representatives from Ministry of Energy and Water Resources, relevant authorities from GBAO and Eastern Khatlon and representatives from Swiss Cooperation Office in Dushanbe. The implementing partner will serve as Secretariat for the committee.

DWSP2 Additional Financing - P154729

SUE ?Dushanbevodokanal?, Project Administration Unit (PAU) | Published March 30, 2016  -  Deadline April 22, 2016
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Construction Supervision REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Credit No.: 5709-TJ / Grant No.:D087-TJ Additional Financing for the Second Dushanbe Water Supply Project (DWSP2AF),Tajikistan Assignment Title: CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISION CONSULTANT FOR CONTRACTS IMPLEMENTED UNDER THE ADDITIONAL FINANCING FOR THESECOND DUSHANBE WATER SUPPLY PROJECT Reference No.: DWSP2AF-14 The Republic of Tajikistan has received additionalfinancing (AF) fromthe International Development Association (IDA) for the Second Dushanbe Water Supply Project (DWSP2). Theimplementing agency for DWSP2 is State Unitary Enterprise "Dushanbevodokanal", which intends to apply part of the proceeds forconsulting services for construction supervision of contracts to beimplemented within DWSP2 AF. The consulting services ("the Services")include: ·         Supervision of the contract ? "Construction ofadditional 50% of SAM WTP rapid sand filters including necessary mains"; ·         Supervision of the contract ? "Mains replacement andnetwork sectorization for water loss reduction"; ·         Supervision of the contract ? "Procurement&installation of equipment for coagulation dosage"; ·         Supervision of the contract ? "Procurement& installation ofequipment for Energy Savings". The expected duration of the assignment is twenty fourmonths (24 months). Tentative date of commencement of the services: 01.10.2016. The SUE "Dushanbevodokanal" now invites eligibleconsulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provideinformation demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. Theshortlisting criteria are as follows: ?     Technical and managerial capabilities of the firm; ?     Company profile; ?     Administrative and financial strength; ?     Experience in undertaking assignments of similar nature and complexity The attention of interested Consultants is drawn toparagraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grantsby World Bank Borrowers issued January 2011, revised in July 2014 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policyon conflict of interest. Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a jointventure or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality andCost Based Selection (QCBS) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the address below duringoffice hours from 09:00 to 17:00, from Monday to Friday. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form tothe address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by April 22, 2016, 16:00 local time. Address: SUE"Dushanbevodokanal", Project Administration Unit (PAU) Attn: Mr. Nozimov Zafar Ahmadkhonovich, Head of PAU Ayni Str., 14 A, Dushanbe, 734042 Republic of Tajikistan E-mail: dwspcu@gmail.com Tel.: (+ 992 372) 222 20 49; (+ 992 372) 222 20 47 Fax: (+992 372) 222 20 47

CASA-1000 Project - P145054

Energy and Water Resource | Published November 24, 2015  -  Deadline December 18, 2015
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Consulting Services For: Environmental Impact Assessment And Environmental Management Plan For Ojshc Barki Tojik Request for Expression of Interest( Company Selection) Consulting Servicesfor: Fixed Consultancy ESIA Service for OJSHC BarkiTojik Republic ofTajikistan Ministry ofEnergy and Water Resource RT CONSULTING SERVICES Open Stock Holding Power Company "Barki Tojik" hasreceived grant from the International Development for the Association for thepreparation grant for Advisory support for the regional tradeinitiative project (TF 016252), and intends to apply part of theproceeds of this financing to the providing ESIA and EMP for the project CASA-1000 with a Consulting firm, which shall provide theconsulting services for: Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Management Plan. The original CASA-1000 project-wide Environmentaland Social Assessment (ESIA) based on the prefeasibility study, summarizing potential impacts from construction of transmissionlines (TL) within a 2 kilometer wide corridor has been prepared, disclosed and consulted in all participating countries. Thedetailed design, including final routing/alignment of TL within this corridor, the exact location of DC-AC converter stations andtower footings, etc. will be defined later by the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors, following detailedroute surveys and considering the site-specific environmental and social aspects. The environment and social assessment workconducted during the Feasibility Study screened and selected a corridor within which the TL will be constructed. The subsequentESIA supplemented this work by the inclusion of country-specific assessment work that sought to identify if there were anysite-specific 'show stoppers' due to sensitivities. This subsequent work also developed a range of measures to mitigate potentiallyadverse effects and manage project implementation, as part of an ESMP that was developed. A special (independent) Avian RiskAssessment and Management study focusing on avifauna revealed that there were some inherent risks to birds, generally considered tobe at a locallevel, but which required further evaluation through field study. This work also discovered that there were severalsites in proximity to the TL routing that were of strategic importance to seasonal migration of birds due to the habitat type.Consequently, further detailed fieldwork needs to be undertaken as part of the individual, country-specific ESIAs that arescheduled to be undertaken by the national ESIA Consultants. These activities will be based on the results of the project RegionalEnvironmental Assessment (REA) which summarizes potential primary impacts from construction of transmission lines within a broadercorridor of two km width, and follows a framework approach with detailed guidance for preparing country specific ESIAs and severalspecific Management Plans (MPs) by independent EA consultants that would meet the requirements of respective national laws andapplicable Safeguards Policies of the World Bank. Thus the main objective of the assignment is to conduct an ESIA, obtain approvalfrom the State Committee for Environmental Protection and prepare an EMP for the proposed activities within the territory of theRepublic of Tajikistan. The member countries, including the Republic ofTajikistan have their own approach to EMP/ESIA improved and enhanced over the years, and national legislations regarding EIA/ESIA;normally, they have standards and guidelines that contemplate the EIA process as well as the legally establishedevaluation processand documents prepared by the Government or the Agency's authorities. However, since these standards and possibly, whichis moreimportant, the EIA practice continue to develop in the region, it is critical that the EIA work meets highest relevant standardandbe responsive to the World Bank's and other participating International Financial Institutions' SafeguardPolicy The Ministry of Energy and Water Resource now inviteseligible consulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants shouldprovide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to performthe Services(brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff,etc.). The short listing criteria are: ·       The firm should have minimum at least 10 years' experience in conducting ESIA studies andpreparing EMPs. ·       At least two assignments of a similar nature during the last 5 years, preferablywith theInternational Financial Institutions. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn toparagraph 1.9 of the World Bank's   " Guidelines: Selection and Employmentof Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants byWorldBank Borrowers" dated January 2011 (Consultant Guidelines) , setting forth theWorld Bank's policy on conflict of interest. Consultantsmay associate with other firms in the form ofa joint venture or a sub consultancy to enhance their qualifications. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the   Quality and Cost BasedSelection (QCBS) method    set out in the ConsultantGuidelines. Further information can be obtained via e-mail or faxgiven below. Expressions ofinterest must be deliveredelectronically to the email below by 12:00 noon on Friday, December 18, 2015. Mr. Usmonali Usmonzoda Minister of Energy and Water Resource 5/1, Shamsi, Room Department of International Relation, Dushanbe 734026, Republic of Tajikistan Fax:  (+992-37) 235-97-28 E-mail:   atoevsparviz@gmail.com, manusafarzoda@gmail.com

Wholesale Metering and Transmission Reinforcement Project

 | Published November 26, 2015  -  Deadline January 25, 2016
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Invitation for Bids 1. The Republic of Tajikistan has received financing (grant) from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) towards the cost Wholesale Metering and Transmission Reinforcement Project. Parts of this financing will be used for payments under the contract for Replacement of electricity meters, replacement of several current transformers, replacement of several voltage transformers, introduction of an advanced metering infrastructure, and introduction of a settlement system. Bidding is open to all bidders from eligible source countries of the ADB. 2. "The Open Stock Holding Company Barki Tojik (BT) (the “Employer") invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the design-build of the Project: “Wholesale Metering and Transmission Reinforcement”, that mainly includes: Replacement of electricity meters, replacement of several current transformers, replacement of several voltage transformers, introduction of an advanced metering infrastructure, and introduction of a settlement system, related control equipment, telecommunication equipment, supply of spare parts and special tools, etc. as well as the civil works, for detail design, customizing and programming, manufacturing, delivery, installation, testing, commissioning, energizing works and services, and training complete in each respect at turnkey basis, as detailed and specified in the Bidding Documents." 3. International competitive bidding will be conducted in accordance with ADB’s Single- Stage, Two Envelope bidding procedure and is open to all Bidders from eligible countries as described in the Bidding Document. 4. The main qualification criteria requires, among others: • Participation as contractor, management contractor, or subcontractor, in at least three (3) contracts within the last ten (10) years (2005 to 2014), each with a value of at least United States Dollar eight million (US$ 8 million) that have been successfully or are substantially completed and that are similar to the proposed plant and services. Date: 26 November 2015 Grant No. and Title: 0417-TAJ: Wholesale Metering and Transmission Reinforcement Project Contract No. and Title: ADB Grant-0417 TAJ/BT/ICB-Lot 1 “Replacement of electricity meters, replacement of several current transformers, replacement of several voltage transformers, introduction of an advanced metering infrastructure, and introduction of a settlement system” Deadline for Submission of Bids: 25 January 2016, 14:00 hours local time in Dushanbe • Participation as contractor or subcontractor, in at least three (3) contracts utilizing Smart Metering Equipment in transmission networks (500 kV, 220 kV or 110 kV) and / or in distribution networks (66 kV, 35 kV, 10 kV, 6 kV), each contract being of value at least United States Dollar six million (US$ 6 million) which have been successfully or substantially completed This document summarizes a part of the requirements for information to the potential bidders. Bidders are requested to refer to the bidding documents for a full range of criteria prior to submitting a bid. If there are any discrepancies between this invitation for bid and the bidding documents, the bidding documents always prevail. 5. Interested eligible Bidders may obtain further information from, and inspect the Bid Document at the address given below: “Project Management Unit for Electro-Energy Sector” Attention: Mr. Nazar Nazarzoda, Executive Director Address: 39A, Kahorova Str., 734042 Dushanbe, Tajikistan Tel/Fax.: (+992) 37 222-25-56 E-mail: pmu_tj@mail.ru 6. A complete set of documents, in the English language, may be purchased by interested eligible Bidders having the above required qualification, from 30 November 2015 onwards upon presentation of a written application to the above office and upon payment of a nonrefundable fee of US$500. The price includes one set of documents as hard copy and a soft copy recorded on CD. The method of payment will be by cash or transfer through a bank account. Bank account of PMU is the following: • Name of Bank: OJSC “Orienbank”, Dushanbe, Republic of Tajikistan • Swift: OTJKTJ22 • In favor of: SE “Project Management Unit for Electro-Energy Sector“ • Account No.: 20206840716901000572 • Correspondent bank: Novikombank, Moscow, Russia • Correspondent account: 3011 1840 7000 0000 0006 • Swift: CNOVRUMM Details of Payment: Payment for Bid Documents Lot 1 7. All bids must be delivered to the following address: The State Committee on Investments and State property Management of the Republic of Tajikistan at the following address: 27 Shotemur Street, Dushanbe, Zip Code 734025, Republic of Tajikistan • On or before 25 January 2016, 14:00 hours local time in Dushanbe. • Together with a Bid Security as described in the Bidding Documents Late bids will be rejected. The technical proposals will be opened at the same time as for the deadline for receipt of bids or promptly thereafter in the premises of the State Committee on Investments and State property Management of the Republic of Tajikistan, 27 Shotemur Street, Dushanbe, Zip Code 734025, Republic of Tajikistan in the presence of the Bidders’ representatives who choose to attend. 8. The Employer will not be responsible for any costs or expenses incurred by Bidders in connection with the preparation or delivery of their bids.

Tajikistan: Buston Solid Waste Project - Feasibility Study

 | Published January 26, 2017  -  Deadline February 17, 2017
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Project Description: The City of Buston, previously known as Chkalovsk (the "City"), with support from the Government of Tajikistan, has approached the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the "EBRD" or the "Bank") to request assistance to improve the solid waste management situation in the City by financing a priority investment program ("PIP") (the "Project").

The solid waste operations in the City are currently carried out by a Buston Solid Waste Company (the "Company"), a municipally-owned State Unitary Enterprise.

The Project objectives are the following:
•Renovate the existing landfill to reduce its environmental impact and augment its sanitary/operating standards or construction of a new sanitary landfill if closure of old landfill required as per performed analysis.
•Assess the municipal waste-to-energy (WtE) potential and in particular the feasibility of a landfill gas recovery system; if proven feasible and economically viable, the landfill renovation will include the necessary infrastructure in preparation for a second investment programme to utilise landfill gas for energy production.
•Procure the equipment (waste collection bins, trucks etc.) needed to improve the operating efficiency and technical capacity of the landfill as well as the waste collection/transportation services.
•Introduce institutional and strategic changes in waste management aimed to boost commercialisation and achieve full cost recovery.
•Provide funding for proper clean-up and closure of the old landfill located inside the residential area of the City.

Assignment Description: The Bank now 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, including assessing its environmental and social feasibility (the "Assignment").

The expected outcome of the Assignment is to review the detailed requirements, verify whether a bankable project meeting the objectives below can be prepared, and prepare such a project to achieve these objectives. This Project will be based on an effective least-cost investment programme. The investment plan will be justified on the basis of thorough technical, legislative, financial and economic analysis. Furthermore, the Consultant will develop an efficient Project Implementation Plan, including procurement schedule, and carry out an assessment of the resource efficiency opportunities (including energy efficiency and renewable energy potential and the impact on GHG emissions) and environmental, social and gender impacts of the investment programme.

Specific tasks of the assignment will include:
•Review the needs of the Client and/or Beneficiary, including definition and establishment of the area to be covered by the investment.
•Review the specific needs for solid waste management in the area.
•Review the applicable legislation at local and national level in place regarding waste (e.g. targets on material and energy production from waste), and assess the implications on the Project.
•Review and analyse the current system of solid waste separation, collection and reprocessing for recycling and, if appropriate, make recommendations on how this could be improved, taking into consideration international best practices in waste management (e.g. BREFs) and following the EU waste hierarchy options at the maximum extent. Identify potential industrial users of separated materials and barriers existing to the development of a market for such products.
•Review and analyse the current situation of the waste treatment/separation/ recycling/landfilling in the area in terms of condition of major equipment and facilities, recent past years performances, operation and maintenance (OandM") practices, capacity of the City to manage and address all relevant environmental, social and gender risks and impacts, compliance with national laws and regulations and any liability issues.
•Carry out a detailed analysis to select the best waste management option and site location for disposal (and where appropriate, separation and recycling), including existing and new locations, taking into consideration international best practices in waste management. The Consultant will produce a multi-criteria analysis justifying the selected option and summarise it in tabular form.
•Once the waste management option and site selection has been confirmed, screen the project against the EBRD’s Environmental and Social Policy (2014, "ESP") and associated Performance Requirements ("PRs") to propose, and agree with the EBRD, the project category (A or B) and confirm the environmental and social due diligence required.
•If the project is categorised as B (once agreed with the EBRD) carry out an Environmental and Social Assessment (E and S Due Diligence, "ESDD") of the proposed Project to identify its environmental, social and gender risks, impacts and benefits and to structure the Project to comply with the ESP and PRs. If the Project is categorised as A, the Terms of Reference for this assignment will be revised by the EBRD.
•Estimate potential reductions in greenhouse gas ("GHG") emissions arising from the possible closure of any old landfills, as well as assess possible utilisation of biogas from existing and planned landfill sites, and the impact on climate change mitigation.
•Based on the results of the above, draw up a detailed priority investment programme ("PIP"), including but not limited to collection vehicles, recycling stations, wells, piping, and in case future use of the exiting dumpsite is not recommended, closure of the existing landfill and opening of a new sanitary landfill.
•Make necessary recommendations for institutional changes (organisation of solid waste management, changes in law or institutional, including human resources, changes) regarding solid waste management in the City.
•Provide recommendations on strengthening the capacity of the City and Company for gender mainstreaming both in terms of solid waste management services delivery and Human Resources (HR) management.
•Prepare a strategic and operational plan to enable improvements in the collection (and if appropriate, recycling) service, including route optimisation, and attain maximum service coverage in the City and allow the Company to extend services into the surrounding residential areas, according to expressed priorities and needs of the population.
•Conduct a financial analysis of the landfill (and if appropriate, recycling opportunities) and waste management operations. Create a business plan over the lifetime of the loan with detailed calculations of realistic capital expenditure ("CAPEX"), revenues, expenses, debt service coverage ratio and Internal Rates of Return ("IRR") (both economic and financial).
•To prepare financial projections for selected waste treatment (and if appropriate, recycling) facilities; the projections shall be fully consistent with the proposed Project, strategic development plan and be based on prudent assumptions on the Company revenues and expenditures. Financial projections shall include annual balance sheets, income and cash flow statements.
•Design a general timetable of the implementation of the Project for each potential scenario.
•Support discussions on the Project proposal between the EBRD and the relevant stakeholders as necessary.
•Calculation of the Bank’s standard measuring indicators and SRI impact indicators.

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 4 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 EBRD’s Shareholder Special Fund for Central Asia. Please note selection and contracting will be subject to the availability of funding.

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms preferably with previous project experience related to:
•Developing feasibility studies/due diligences for IFIs (or similar) preferably in conditions similar to those of Tajikistan;
•In-depth knowledge of the municipal solid waste sector, specifically institutional and legal framework aspects, environmental and social requirements; gender, local financial management standards, professional standards of technical knowledge internationally as well as in the region.

The Consultant should ensure that the appropriately qualified experts are available, as required, for each of the different tasks outlined above. It is expected that the assignment will be led by an appropriately qualified team leader/solid waste engineer, accompanied by both key and supporting experts.

The Consultant’s expert team is expected to include key experts as follows:
Key Expert No 1 (Team Leader): with a university degree or equivalent qualification with preferably 15 years professional experience in the field of solid waste management, with comprehensive experience of similar assignments in CA and CIS, as well as in institutional and commercial management of solid waste 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.
Key Expert No 2: Financial specialist with knowledge of the public financing and procurement procedures.
Key Experts No 3: Technical specialist and solid waste engineer.
Key Experts No 4: Environmental and Social expert with experience in ESIAs and E&S due diligence, health & safety, gender, stakeholder engagement, public consultation and disclosure in the local context, gender and inclusion expertise, and/or resettlement expertise, in solid waste management sector with experience of similar assignments and with recent track record in the region.
Key Expert No 5: Resource efficiency expert with experience in waste management.
Key Expert No 6: Institutional expert with experience of similar assignments.
Key Expert No 7: Legal expert with relevant experience in the areas of natural monopolies regulation and knowledge of Tajikistan’s tariff legislation.
Key Expert No 8: Local expert(s) with good communication skills and evidenced technical knowledge of solid waste 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 local host country language 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:
(a) Firm’s previous project experience in developing feasibility studies/due diligences for IFIs preferably in the conditions similar to those of Tajikistan (15%);
(b) Firm’s previous experience in the municipal solid waste sector, specifically institutional and legal framework aspects, environmental and social requirements; gender, local financial management standards, professional standards of technical knowledge internationally as well as in the region (35%);
(c) CVs of the Key Expert 1 (15%);
(d) CVs of Key Expert 2 – 8 (35%).

Tajikistan: Vahdat Solid Waste Project - Feasibility Study

 | Published January 26, 2017  -  Deadline February 17, 2017
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Project Description: The City of Vahdat (the "City"), with support from the Government of Tajikistan, has approached the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the "EBRD" or the "Bank") to request assistance to improve the solid waste management situation in the City by financing a priority investment programme ("PIP") (the "Project").

The solid waste operations in the City are currently carried out by a Vahdat Solid Waste Company (the "Company"), a municipally owned State Unitary Enterprise.

The Project objectives are the following:
•Renovate the existing landfill to reduce its environmental impact and augment its sanitary/operating standards or construction of a new sanitary landfill if closure of old landfill required as per performed analysis.
•Assess the municipal waste-to-energy (WtE) potential and in particular the feasibility of a landfill gas recovery system; if proven feasible and economically viable, the landfill renovation will include the necessary infrastructure in preparation for a second investment programme to utilise landfill gas for energy production.
•Procure the equipment (waste collection bins, trucks etc.) needed to improve the operating efficiency and technical capacity of the landfill as well as the waste collection/transportation services.
•Introduce institutional and strategic changes in waste management aimed to boost commercialisation and achieve full cost recovery.
•Provide funding for proper clean-up and closure of the old landfill located inside the residential area of the City.

Assignment Description: The Bank now 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, including assessing its environmental and social feasibility (the "Assignment").

The expected outcome of the Assignment is to review the detailed requirements, verify whether a bankable project meeting the objectives below can be prepared, and prepare such a project to achieve these objectives. This Project will be based on an effective least-cost investment programme. The investment plan will be justified on the basis of thorough technical, legislative, financial and economic analysis. Furthermore, the Consultant will develop an efficient Project Implementation Plan, including procurement schedule, and carry out an assessment of the resource efficiency opportunities (including energy efficiency and renewable energy potential and the impact on GHG emissions) and environmental , social and gender impacts of the investment programme.

Specific tasks of the assignment will include:
•Review the needs of the Client and/or Beneficiary, including definition and establishment of the area to be covered by the investment.
•Review the specific needs for solid waste management in the area.
•Review the applicable legislation at local and national level in place regarding waste (e.g. targets on material and energy production from waste), and assess the implications on the Project.
•Review and analyse the current system of solid waste separation, collection and reprocessing for recycling and, if appropriate, make recommendations on how this could be improved, taking into consideration international best practices in waste management (e.g. BREFs) and following the EU waste hierarchy options at the maximum extent. Identify potential industrial users of separated materials and barriers existing to the development of a market for such products.
•Review and analyse the current situation of the waste treatment/separation/ recycling/landfilling in the area in terms of condition of major equipment and facilities, recent past years performances, operation and maintenance ("OandM") practices, capacity of the City to manage and address all relevant environmental and social risks and impacts, compliance with national laws and regulations and any liability issues.
•Carry out a detailed analysis to select the best waste management option and site location for disposal (and where appropriate, separation and recycling), including existing and new locations, taking into consideration international best practices in waste management. The Consultant will produce a multi-criteria analysis justifying the selected option and summarise it in tabular form.
•Once the waste management option and site selection has been confirmed, screen the project against the EBRD’s Environmental and Social Policy (2014, "ESP") and associated Performance Requirements ("PRs") to propose, and agree with the EBRD, the project category (A or B) and confirm the environmental and social due diligence required.
•If the project is categorised as B (once agreed with the EBRD) carry out an Environmental and Social Assessment (ES Due Diligence, "ESDD") of the proposed Project to identify its environmental and social risks, impacts and benefits and to structure the Project to comply with the ESP and PRs. If the Project is categorised as A, the Terms of Reference for this assignment will be revised by the EBRD.
•Estimate potential reductions in greenhouse gas ("GHG") emissions arising from the possible closure of any old landfills, as well as assess possible utilisation of biogas from existing and planned landfill sites, and the impact on climate change mitigation.
•Based on the results of the above, draw up a detailed priority investment programme ("PIP"), including but not limited to collection vehicles, recycling stations, wells, piping, and in case future use of the exiting dumpsite is not recommended, closure of the existing landfill and opening of a new sanitary landfill.
•Make necessary recommendations for institutional changes (organisation of solid waste management, changes in law or institutional, including human resources, changes) regarding solid waste management in the City.
•Provide recommendations on strengthening the capacity of the City and the Company for gender mainstreaming both in terms of solid waste management services delivery and Human Resources (HR) management.
•Prepare a strategic and operational plan to enable improvements in the collection (and if appropriate, recycling) service, including route optimisation, and attain maximum service coverage in the City and allow the Company to extend services into the surrounding residential areas, according to expressed priorities and needs of the population.
•Conduct a financial analysis of the landfill (and if appropriate, recycling opportunities) and waste management operations. Create a business plan over the lifetime of the loan with detailed calculations of realistic capital expenditure ("CAPEX"), revenues, expenses, debt service coverage ratio and Internal Rates of Return ("IRR") (both economic and financial).
•To prepare financial projections for selected waste treatment (and if appropriate, recycling) facilities; the projections shall be fully consistent with the proposed Project, strategic development plan and be based on prudent assumptions on the Company revenues and expenditures. Financial projections shall include annual balance sheets, income and cash flow statements.
•Design a general timetable of the implementation of the Project for each potential scenario.
•Support discussions on the Project proposal between the EBRD and the relevant stakeholders as necessary.
•Calculation of the Bank’s standard measuring indicators and SRI impact indicators.

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 4 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’s Shareholder Special Fund for Central Asia. Please note selection and contracting will be subject to the availability of funding.

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms preferably with previous project experience related to:
•Developing feasibility studies/due diligences for IFIs (or similar) preferably in conditions similar to those of Tajikistan;
•In-depth knowledge of the municipal solid waste sector, specifically institutional and legal framework aspects, environmental and social requirements, gender, local financial management standards, professional standards of technical knowledge internationally as well as in the region.

The Consultant should ensure that the appropriately qualified experts are available, as required, for each of the different tasks outlined above. It is expected that the assignment will be led by an appropriately qualified team leader/solid waste engineer, accompanied by both key and supporting experts.

The Consultant’s expert team is expected to include key experts as follows:
Key Expert No 1 (Team Leader): with a university degree or equivalent qualification with preferably 15 years professional experience in the field of solid waste management, with comprehensive experience of similar assignments in Central Asia and CIS, as well as in institutional and commercial management of solid waste 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.
Key Expert No 2: Financial specialist with knowledge of the public financing and procurement procedures.
Key Experts No 3: Technical specialist and solid waste engineer.
Key Experts No 4: Environmental and Social expert with experience in ESIAs and E&S due diligence, health & safety, gender, stakeholder engagement, public consultation and disclosure in the local context, gender and inclusion expertise, and/or resettlement expertise, in solid waste management sector with experience of similar assignments and with recent track record in the region.
Key Expert No 5: Resource efficiency expert with experience in waste management.
Key Expert No 6: Institutional expert with experience of similar assignments.
Key Expert No 7: Legal expert with relevant experience in the areas of natural monopolies regulation and knowledge of Tajikistan’s tariff legislation.
Key Expert No 8: Local expert(s) with good communication skills and evidenced technical knowledge of solid waste 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 local host country language 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 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)

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:
a) Firm’s previous project experience in developing feasibility studies/due diligences for IFIs preferably in the conditions similar to those of Tajikistan (15%);
(b) Firm’s previous experience in the municipal solid waste sector, specifically institutional and legal framework aspects, environmental and social requirements; gender, local financial management standards, professional standards of technical knowledge internationally as well as in the region (35%);
(c) CVs of the Key Expert 1 (15%);
(d) CVs of Key Expert 2 – 8 (35%).

Electricity Sector Regulatory Development Programme: Phase Two - Legislative Amendment, Establishment of Tariff Unit and Capacity Building (Component One)

 | Published January 18, 2016  -  Deadline February 9, 2016
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Assignment Description: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (“EBRD” or the “Bank”) considers supporting the Government of Tajikistan (the “Government”) in restructuring and developing the national electricity sector, including reorganisation of the legal and regulatory aspects of the electricity sector structure.

The implementation of the energy sector restructuring plan for 2011-2018 drawn up by the Government in cooperation with international financial institutions (IFIs) and bilateral donors is overseen by the Donor Coordination Committee (DCC) consisting of the key IFIs and donors. In 2014, under the umbrella of the DCC and working with the Ministry of Energy and Industry (the “Ministry”), the EBRD started a technical cooperation programme aimed at identifying the necessary changes, building capacity within the sector to effectively implement these changes and supporting the practical implementation of a modernised regulatory framework for the sector.

Phase One of the technical cooperation programme was completed in April 2015, and the consultant engaged by the EBRD presented to the Ministry its findings and the proposal for Phase Two, which would aim at implementing the recommendations of Phase One.

Within the umbrella of the DCC, and working with the Ministry, the EBRD now intends to implement Phase Two of the Regulatory Development Technical Cooperation Programme, which will consist of two Components: regulatory technical assistance and capacity building (Component One) and establishment of the independent regulator for electricity industry (Component Two).

The EBRD now intends to engage a consulting company (the “Consultant”) to carry out the activities specified under Component One (the “Assignment”).

The key objectives of the Assignment are as follows:

(i) to carry out an in-depth legal analysis of the legal framework governing electricity sector in Tajikistan and provide detailed suggestions on its amendment in order to establish and operate a tariff setting unit which can eventually transition to an independent regulator;

(ii) to deliver capacity building services to and support the relevant authorities in the context of relevant legislative developments and as regards the establishment of the tariff setting unit;

(iii) to provide legal drafting assistance regarding amending the existing and preparing new legal instruments, as may be necessary.

The Consultant will carry out the following tasks:

1. Conduct an in-depth analysis of all laws and regulations relating to the electricity sector in Tajikistan and provide detailed suggestions on all provisions of primary and secondary legislation which need to be amended (or, in the alternative, recommend any interim new legislation and regulations) for the establishment and operation of a tariff setting unit which can transition to an independent regulator.

2. Support the Ministry and other relevant agencies in presenting, explaining and achieving approval of amended or new legislation.

3. Provide capacity and institution building assistance to the Ministry with the establishment of the tariff setting unit, as a means of implementing the amended primary or secondary legislation

4. Provide training, to enhance the technical capacity of the members of the tariff setting unit; this includes training which will enable the members of the tariff setting unit to (i) calculate the electricity tariffs for retail, distribution and transmission (including consideration of introduction of locational incentives, balancing tariffs, and ancillary services) on the basis of a transparent tariff methodology; (ii) assist the Ministry in developing a scheme to protect low-income consumers in a manner that does not distort the market for energy; (iii) elaborate and set requirements for the reporting by the regulated companies of data necessary for the calculation of the tariffs; and (iv) elaborate and set requirements for the security and quality of supply standards for the industry

5. Help the Ministry with the drafting of (i) amendments to the existing legislation (or a new decree) and (ii) regulations necessary for the establishment and operation of the tariff setting unit until the independent regulator has been established, as well as (iii) technical rules (grid code and distribution rules).

Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in Q2 of 2016 and has an estimated overall duration of 18 months. Subject to the availability of funding, Consultant’s performance and the specific needs of the Bank the Assignment may be extended beyond the current scope.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 285,000 (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: This Assignment will be funded by the EBRD Shareholder Special Fund.

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms with substantive experience in the energy sector, comprising experts with extensive policy and legal drafting skills, regulatory experience and strong sector specific engineering and economic/technical capacity.

The Consultant will have extensive - i.e. preferably more than 15 years - experience in working on international best practices for the electricity sector regulation and market operation as well as significant experience in emerging markets (including CIS countries and in particular in Central Asia).

English and Russian capacity is required for the project, with fluent English and Russian language skills of the individual lead/presenting consultant. Local Tajik capacity and language skills are required as well.

The Consultant may be expected to collaborate on this assignment with other EBRD external experts, as appropriate.

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

- International Policy/Economic Expert (to act as Team Leader) with extensive policy skills and experience (preferably at least 12 years) working with countries in the CIS countries and, specifically, in Central Asia and working on international best practices for electricity sector regulation and market operation; fluent Russian is required.

- International Regulatory Expert with experience (preferably at least 10 years) and extensive policy and legal drafting skills in electricity sector; experience in developing electricity legislation would be considered an advantage.

- International Tariff Expert with experience (preferably at least 10 years) working with countries in the CIS countries and specifically Central Asia on developing end-user utility costs.

- International Engineering/Technical Expert with experience (preferably at least 12 years) working with the CIS countries and specifically Central Asia on improving their electricity sector performance.

Local Legal and Engineering Experts with preferably at least 10 years of experience working on electricity matters in Tajikistan and/or neighbouring countries and previous working experience with state authorities.

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 experience of advising on energy policy and regulatory projects and in similar assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including their locations. Experience in the EBRD countries of operations is highly desirable.

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. The role of all proposed advisors must be clearly indicated in the proposal

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

The above information should not exceed 20 pages excluding CVs and Consultant Declaration Form and Contact Sheet.

The complete expression of interest (including CVs, Contact Sheet and Consultant Declaration Form) shall be one file (pdf or Word) to be uploaded to eSelection. EBRD reserves the right to reject applications of firms submitting more than one file. Only if the permissible file size (4MB) is exceeded, the Consultant may split the expression of interest into further files.

Expressions of Interest shall be submitted, in English, electronically through e-Selection, to reach the Bank not later than the closing date and time indicated above.

Bank Contact Person:

Elena Kolodiy

Technical Cooperation Team

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

One Exchange Square

London EC2A 2JN, United Kingdom

Tel: + 44 20 7338 6765

e-mail: Kolodiyo@ebrd.com (submissions should be sent through eSelection and NOT to this email address)

Notes:

Following this Invitation for Expression of Interest, a shortlist of qualified firms will be formally invited to submit proposals.

2. The evaluation criteria are as follows:

(a) Firm's or group of firms' previous project experience in similar tasks as described in Section Consultant Profile - 30%;

(b) Firm's or group of firms' previous project experience in similar projects in electricity sector in emerging markets (including CIS countries and in particular in Central Asia) - 30%;

(c) CVs of the proposed key experts - 40%.

Qairokkum Hydropower Rehabilitation Project

 | Published July 24, 2015  -  Deadline July 24, 2016
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GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE

 

The Open Joint Stock Company Barqi Tojik (BT) is a 100% state-owned vertically integrated power utility responsible for generation, transmission and distribution of electricity in Tajikistan. BT intends using the proceeds of a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development [the Bank] to rehabilitate the hydro-mechanical and electro-mechanical equipment of the existing Qairokkum hydro power plant under present and future climatic conditions and increase the existing installed capacity from 126MW to 174MW by installing turbines with greater rated capacity. The Project will also raise the safety level of the power plant, the dam and the reservoir and strengthen the resilience of the plant against adverse effects of climate change.  The Project will be implemented in two phases with the total investment amount of about EUR 157 Million. The EBRD loan in the first phase is expected to be in the range of USD 50 Million. This project is co-financed with Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) which will provide a grant of USD 11 million and concessional loan of USD 10 million.

 

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

 

  • Power House and Concrete Dam Rehabilitation
  • Supply and Installation of Hydraulic Steel Components, Turbines and Electromechanical Equipment
  • Consulting Services to support BT’s Project Implementation Unit (PIU) – Selection Procedure at its final stage
  • Design Services Consultant to produce Basic Engineering Design for the Plant – Selection Procedure at its final stage
  • Consultant for Capacity building to manage Climate Change Risks – Selection Procedure completed

 

Tendering for the works contracts is expected to commence in 2nd quarter of 2016.

 

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, of for any import of goods, if such payment or import is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations or under a law of official regulation of the Purchaser's country.

 

Interested suppliers, contractors and consultants should contact:

 

Mr. Saidov Saidmumin

Executive Director of  PRG “Energy Loss Reduction Project”

OSHC Barqi Tojik

64, I.Somoni Street, Room 302,

Dushanbe 734026, Republic of Tajikistan

E-mail: elrpbt@gmail.com

Fax:  (+992-37) 235-87-64