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IPA — strengthening technical capacities in monitoring radionuclides in the environment in Bosnia and Herzegovina — equipment for radio-chemistry laboratories

European Union | Published November 6, 2012  -  Deadline January 21, 2013
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38341500, 38433000

IPA — strengthening technical capacities in monitoring radionuclides in the environment in Bosnia and Herzegovina — equipment for radio-chemistry laboratories

IPA — strengthening technical capacities in monitoring radionuclides in the environment in Bosnia and Herzegovina — equipment for radio-chemistry laboratories

European Union | Published February 24, 2012
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38341500, 38433000

IPA — strengthening technical capacities in monitoring radionuclides in the environment in Bosnia and Herzegovina — equipment for radio-chemistry laboratories

IPA — strengthening technical capacities in monitoring radionuclides in the environment in Bosnia and Herzegovina — equipment for radiochemistry laboratories

European Union | Published July 21, 2012  -  Deadline August 5, 2012
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38341500, 38433000

IPA — strengthening technical capacities in monitoring radionuclides in the environment in Bosnia and Herzegovina — equipment for radiochemistry laboratories

IPA — strengthening technical capacities in monitoring radionuclides in the environment in Bosnia and Herzegovina — equipment for radio-chemistry laboratories

European Union | Published February 24, 2012
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38341500, 38433000

The overall aim of the project is to assist Bosnia and Herzegovina in aligning the monitoring of the radioactivity in the environment with the EU 'acquis'. This primarily means fulfilling the requirements of the Article 36 of Euratom, but also applicable Council directives and guidelines. This supply contract will supply equipment that will improve the alpha, beta and gamma measurement capabilities of radio-chemistry laboratories in the 2 public health institutes of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The pieces of equipment to be supplied are: 1 liquid scintillation spectrometer for H-3 analysis; 1 gamma spectrometry equipment.

Improving Quality Infrastructure and IC - P128212

Federalna uprava za inspekcijske poslove- PIU ICIS | Published August 31, 2016  -  Deadline October 12, 2016
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Procurement Of Servers For Iis Contact Points At B&h And Fb&h Levels And For The Federal Administration For Inspection Affairs SPECIFIC PROCUREMENTNOTICE BOSNIA ANDHERZEGOVINA IMPROVING INVESTMENTCLIMATE AND INSTITUTIONAL STRENGTHENING PROJECT - ICIS Procurement of Servers for IIScontact points at B&H and FB&H levels and for the Federal Administration for Inspection Affairs Grant No. TF 011205 Project ID No.: P128212 Contract/BidNo. BA-ICIS-TF011205-FB&H-G-ICB-16-1.7 Bosnia andHerzegovina and Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FB&H) through subsidiary agreement with Bosnia and Herzegovina hasreceived a grantfrom the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency ? SIDA toward the cost of the Improving Investment Climate and Institutional Strengthening ? ICIS Project, and intends to applypart of the proceeds toward payments under the contract for Procurement ofServers for Interoperability Information System (IIS)contact points at B&H and FB&H levels, and for the Federal Administration forInspection Affairs. The Federation B&H Administration for Inspection Activitiesnow invites sealed bids from eligiblebidders for: 4 Host servers for production environment (Type 1), 2 SAN storage systems, 2 Cabling and configuration, 5 ServiceIntegration Adapters (connectors), 2 Central Firewall, 5 Remote Site Firewall, 1 Microsoft SQL Server 2014,2 Host servers forproduction environment (Type 2), and 2 UPS, which will be delivered to the  General Secretariat of the Government of B&H, Sarajevo; General Secretariat of the Government of theFederation of B&H, Sarajevo; Remote Sites (Institutions in Sarajevo, will be defined until contract signing); and FederalAdministrations for Inspection Affairs, Sarajevo. Bidding will beconducted through the International Competitive Bidding procedures as specified in the World Bank's, January 2011 ("Procurement Guidelines"), and is open to all eligible bidders as defined in theProcurement Guidelines. In addition, please refer to paragraphs 1.6 and 1.7 setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict ofinterest. Interestedeligible bidders may obtain further information from the Federation B&H Administration for Inspection Affairs, Unit forImplementation of ICIS Project, Email: piu@fuzip.gov.ba, andinspect the bidding documents during office hoursfrom 09.00 to 15.00 hours at the addressgiven below. A complete setof bidding documents in English language may be purchased by interested eligible bidders upon the submission ofa writtenapplication to the address below and upon payment of a nonrefundable fee of BAM 200 or equivalent amount infreely converted currency, according tothefollowing instructions: Foreign payments (outside B&H): Bank:                          Unicredit Bank dd Mostar Address:                    Kardinala Stepinca bb, Mostar SWIFTCode:             UNCRBA22 IBAN:                         BA393386904896867411 Purchaser:                  Federalna uprava zainspekcijske poslove Jedinica za implementaciju Projekta Grant sporazumTF011205 Fehima Ef. ?ur?i?a 6, Sarajevo Purpose ofpayment:  Tender documents ICB 1.7 Local payment can be done in the followingway: Banka:           Union Banka, Sarajevo Korisnik:       FUZIP- Jedinica za implementaciju ICIS Projekta Svrha uplate: Otkup tenderske dokumentacije ICB 1.7 Broj ra?una:  BA1020500000113391 The Bidding Documents will be sent by courier or taken by bidders' representatives atthe above address, or byemail, upon receipt of the payment advice. Bids must bedelivered to the address below on or before12:00 hrs, October 12, 2016.  Electronic bidding will not bepermitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will bepublicly opened in the presence of the bidders' designated representatives and anyone who choose to attend at the address below onOctober 12, 2016, 12:15 hrs. All bids must be accompanied by a Bid security ofBAM 4.700 or an equivalent amount in freely converted currency. The address referred to above (for further information/bids submission)is: Federalna uprava za inspekcijske poslove Federal Administration for Inspection Affairs - ICISProject Street Address: Fehima Ef. Curcica 6 Floor/Room number: Basement, Room no. 16 City: Sarajevo ZIP Code: 71000 Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina Fascimile: +38733 563-350 Electronic mail address: piu@fuzip.gov.ba

SUSTAINABLE FOREST & LANDSCAPE MGT - P129961

FMAWMF-PIU Forestry and Agriculture | Published February 27, 2015  -  Deadline April 14, 2015
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Procurement Of Chipping Machine With Training Invitation for Bids Bosnia and Herzegovina Federal Ministry ofAgriculture, Water Management and Forestry, PIU Forestry andAgriculture Sustainable Forest andLandscape Management Project (SFLMP) Grant no: TF016646 Procurement of chippingmachine with training BA-SFLMP-TF016646-ICB-SA-G-15-II.C.1.1 1.         The Bosnia and Herzegovina hasreceived Grant from GEF (Global Environment Facility) administered byInternational Development Association (IDA) toward the cost of the Sustainable Forest andLandscape Management Project (SFLMP), and intends to apply part of the proceeds towardpayments under the contracts for Procurement of Various Forestry Equipment. 2.        The Project Implementation Unit (PIU) forForestry and Agriculture on behalf of Federal Ministry of Agriculture, WaterManagement and Forestry now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for: Procurement of chipping machine with training (pieces: 1). Delivery period is 4 weeks(minimum) to 6 weeks (maximum) from the date of Contract signature. 3.         Bidding willbe conducted through theInternational Competitive Bidding procedures as specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement of Goods, Worksand Non-Consulting Services under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits &Grants byWorld Bank Borrowers (January 2011) ("ProcurementGuidelines"), and is open to all eligible bidders as defined in the ProcurementGuidelines. In addition, please refer to paragraphs 1.6 and 1.7 setting forththe World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. 4.        Interested eligible bidders may obtainfurther information and inspect the bidding documents during office hours from09:00 to 16:00 hours at the address given below. 5.         A complete set of bidding documents inEnglish language may be purchased by interested eligible bidders uponthesubmission of a written application to the address below and upon payment of anonrefundable fee of 50 USD orequivalent amount in Bosnian Marks (BAM). The method of payment will be directdeposit to our account: 1. USDaccount RAIFFEISENBANK d.d. Bosnia and Herzegovina IBAN NUMBER:BA 391611000002395085 SWIFT:RZBABA2SXXX INTERMEDIARY:Raiffeisen Bank International AG, Vienna, SWIFT: RZBAATWWXXX; or 2. BAM account: Bank:UNICREDIT BANKA, Sarajevo Title:Federalno MinistarstvoPoljoprivrede, Vodoprivrede i ?umarstva ? Kontribucija. SR. Vlade IDA4325 Account no: 3386902265057494 stating: Tender ICB br: BA-SFLMP-TF016646-ICB-SA-G-15-II.C.1.1 The documentwill be sent by electronic mail (e-mail). 7.        Bids must be delivered to the addressbelow on or before 11:00 hours, localtime on April14, 2015. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will berejected. Bids will be publicly opened in thepresence of the bidders' designated representatives and anyone who choose toattend at the address below on 11:15hours, local time on April 14, 2015. 8.         All bids must be accompanied by aBid-Securing Declaration. 9.         Theaddress referred to above is: Federal Ministry of Agriculture,Water Management and Forestry, PIU Forestry andAgriculture Trampina no. 4, first floor, 71000 Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina Tel: +387 33 213 098 Fax: +387 33 213 099 E-mail:info@piusum.ba

Bosnia and Herzegovina - EU/EBRD SME Competitiveness Support Facility (SME-CSF): Project Consultant (PC)

 | Published July 16, 2015  -  Deadline August 14, 2015
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Project Description: Through the EU/EBRD SME Competitiveness Support Facility (SME-CSF, or the Facility) the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the EBRD or the Bank) aims to increase the capability of SMEs in Bosnia and Herzegovina to access the European Union (EU) market, as well as their ability to face competition by supporting the implementation of EU standards, through the provision of financing, investment incentives and technical assistance.

While the prospect of EU membership presents many positive opportunities for the country, progress with the adoption of the acquis communitaire will involve significant regulatory changes, giving rise to a large investment burden for enterprises to comply with the new standards. The relevant acquis covers some 145 directives, related to product safety, health and safety at work, all kind of industries and environment.

A general problem for investments of this nature is a lack of awareness by SMEs of the applicable regulations and compliance standards, coupled with limitations of access to suitable medium/long term financing. In order to overcome the various barriers to such upgrade investments by SMEs, the EBRD is planning to provide credit lines to Partner Banks (PBs) in Bosnia and Herzegovina for on-lending to SMEs (the sub-borrowers) for eligible investments (the Project).

The EBRD is expected to provide financing of EUR 20 million to 3-4 local PBs. The maximum sub-project size under the Facility is EUR 1,000,000 but a lower average of approximately EUR 200,000-300,000 is anticipated. It is thus estimated that the total number of sub-loans to be financed would be in the range of 50-75. This is an indicative number and does not take into account any sub-projects appraised but not financed.

Assignment Description: The Project will be complemented by grant funding from the EU to provide project support in the form of Technical Assistance (TA) and Investment Incentives to sub-borrowers, payable after successful completion of the sub-projects.

The availability of EBRD funded SME finance should enable the SMEs to improve production capacities, enhance processes and quality of their products by introduction of EU standards in the field of environmental protection, product safety and quality and occupational health and safety.

The TA will aim to raise awareness on the SME Facility, perform investment needs assessments and facilitate preparation of projects for loan applications.
A separate Verification Consultant (VC) is expected to be engaged, through an additional procurement, to verify the technical implementation of the investments by the sub-borrowers before the incentive payment is released to the relevant SME.

The Bank now intends to engage a consulting company (the Consultant, Project Consultant or PC) to assist with the implementation and monitoring of the Project and the EU Grant for Investment Incentives (the Assignment).

The Consultant shall ensure that there is a pipeline of investment projects that meet the eligibility criteria and that the widest range of stakeholders is informed about the Facility and more generally with respect to raising awareness of implementation of EU standards in order to ensure a prompt uptake of the financing and the related benefits.

The selected Consultant is expected to provide a variety of services, including, but not limited to, the following:
• Draft an Implementation Manual for the Facility (including for PBs personnel involved in its implementation). The Implementation Manual will describe in detail the technical eligibility criteria, the sub-project life- cycle for different target segments of the Facility and the communication procedures and protocols between all parties involved. The exact procedure and information flow shall be defined by the PC in agreement with the EBRD and the partner PBs. The Implementation Manual will also include, in its annexes, the Completion Validation Review checklist, to be used by the VC, and a Quality Assurance Manual.
• Assist the prospective sub-borrowers in their applications (maintaining a telephone hotline, answering emails or other correspondence and using website to address FAQs).
• Design and agree with the EBRD and PBs procedures for dealing with appeals and complaints.
• Liaise with the PBs and with the EBRD as necessary and collaborate closely with PBs to monitor the progress and implementation of the Facility.
• Design and carry out relevant training/workshops for PBs staff as well as a questionnaire for lending officers participating in training/workshops and measure the use of the acquired knowhow one year after the workshop.
• Undertake the necessary research and data collection to accurately measure that all the targets agreed between the EU and EBRD, as per the Delegation Agreement, have been met, including an Ex-post baseline data study.
• Establish an efficient electronic tracking, monitoring and reporting system to ensure the use of standard forms and accurate data including ensuring compliance with the reporting requirements of the Delegation Agreement with the EU (e.g. number of participants in workshops, sub-loan portfolio by gender, specific groups based on minorities and other vulnerable groups, etc).
• Monitor the portfolio of Sub-projects and provide regular or ad-hoc reporting on the progress and implementation of the Facility.

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

Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in Q4 of 2015 and has an estimated overall duration of 24 months.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 678,400.00 (exclusive of VAT). Subject to availability of funding, the performance of the selected Consultant and the specific needs of the Bank the Assignment may be extended beyond the current scope.
The Consultant must determine whether any VAT would be chargeable on the services and the basis for that determination, without taking into consideration the special status of the Bank as an IFI and state this to the Bank in their response to the Invitation for Expressions of Interest. To the extent that a Consultant incurs input VAT on goods and services purchased in connection with the provision of services (e.g. VAT on airline ticket) which is not otherwise recoverable by the consultant from the local tax authority, the gross cost to the consultant of such expenses shall be treated as a reimbursable expense.

Funding Source: It is expected that the Assignment will be funded by the EU Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA). Please note selection and contracting will be subject to the availability of funding.

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms preferably with previous project experience in:
1. implementing similar assignments, focussing particularly on SME investments through commercial banks in transition economies, preferably with IFIs (or similar), including tasks as described above;
2. implementing relevant EU Directives and Regulations in the areas of environmental protection, workers’ safety and product quality and safety, the acquis communitaire, as well as the transposition process in Bosna and Herzegovina;
3. in the financial sector of the Western Balkans countries.

The Consultant should be familiar with the Priority EU Directives in the field of environmental protection, workers’ safety and product quality and safety, as well as with the transposed laws in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the progress with the implementation of the acquis for Bosnia and Herzegovina. It should also be noted that SMEs operating in the industrial and industrial-related services sectors are expected to be the main category of beneficiaries.

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

a) Team Leader /Project Manager and Quality Control
b) Local Coordinator

as well as a pool of additional non-key experts consisting of:
a) Engineers, Environment Specialist and Quality Assurance Expert
b) S/T Marketing Expert

Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants seeking to be shortlisted for this Assignment, the information submitted should include the following:
1. Company/group of firms’ profile, organisation and staffing (max. 2-4 pages).
2. Details of previous project experience or similar assignments particularly undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contract value, contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided (if different from duration) , main activities, objectives.
3. CVs of key experts 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 20 pages excluding CVs and contact sheet.

The complete expression of interest (including CVs, Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet) should be submitted, in English electronically through 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.

In addition, 2 hard copies of the above information, in English, should be submitted to the Bank in an envelope marked "Expression of Interest for Project Consultant for Bosnia and Herzegovina - EU/EBRD SME Competitiveness Support Facility (SME-CSF)", to reach the Bank not later than the closing date, marked for the attention of the Bank’s Contact Person.:
Queries may be addressed to the Bank’s Contact Person.

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. Following this invitation for expressions of interest, a shortlist of qualified firms will be formally invited to submit proposals. Consultant selection and contracting will be subject to availability of funding.
2. The shortlist criteria are:
a. Firm's experience relevant to the assignment, focussing particularly on SME investments through commercial banks in transition economies, preferably with IFIs, as well experience with EU Directives and Regulations (40%);
b. Firm's experience in comparable assignments in Western Balkans region (40%);
c. CVs of key experts listed in the procurement notice (20%).
3. The firm being awarded the contract for the Project Consultant assignment will not be eligible for contract award for the Verification Consultant Assignment and vice versa, although interested firms are free to apply for both assignments.

BiH Floods Emergency Recovery Project - P151157

RS Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management/APCU | Published December 10, 2015  -  Deadline December 28, 2015
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Multi-hazard Vulnerability Assessment Of Br?ko District And Capacity Building For Disastre Resilience REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OFINTEREST BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA BR?KO DISTRICT BiH FLOOD EMERGENCY RECOVERYPROJECT Credit no.: IDA 55290 Title: MULTI-HAZARD VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT OF BR?KO DISTRICT AND CAPACITY BUILDING FORDISASTERRESILIENCE Reference no.: BA-FERP-IDA-5529-QCBS-BD-CS-15-031 The Borrower Bosnia and Herzegovinaand Br?ko District of BiH received fundsfrom the World Bank to finance the Flood Emergency Recovery Project and part of the loanproceeds will be used to pay for the consultancy services commissioned under the Project. TheConsulting services (?the Services") include: 1)     Development of a multi-hazard vulnerbility assessment at District Br?ko of BiH to natural and man-made disasters 2)     Capacity building for resilience to disasters atthe Br?ko District of BiH. Thedraft Terms of Reference can be found at the web site of the Br?koDistrict BiH Internet page www.bdcentral.net. Total time foreseen for the Development of amulti-hazard vulnerbility assessment at District Br?ko of BiH to natural and man-made disasters and capacity building forresilience to disasters for the Br?ko District of BiH is around 6 months after contract signature by bothparties. The Republic of Srpska Ministry ofAgriculture, Forestry and Water Management through its RS Agriculture Projects Coordination Unit is responsible for implementationof the Project on behalf of the Br?ko District of BiH("Client") and now invites eligible consulting firms (?Consultants") to express their interest forproviding the Services. Interested Consultants should submit information demonstrating that they have all necessary qualificationsand relevant experience in providing the Services. The shortlisting criteria are: eligibility of the Consultant, fulfilledqualification requirements and experience of the Consultant. I.            General requirements Extract from the court register, latest validregistration. Information on the company profile, mainactivity, incorporation, ownership and annual turnover. II.            Qualifications of the consultancy firm The Consultant must be a legal entity or group ofsuch entities that fulfil requirements to performthe mentioned activity. Experience of the consultancyfirm: ·        The Consultant must prove that in the lastten (10)yearsthey have successfully developedat least two(2) assessments of vulnerability to natural disasters and two (2) studies of capacity for resilience todisasters, analysis, assessments, capacity building inthe area of civil protection and risk management. ·        The consultant shall furnish aReferencelist of projects (reference list template isaccessible at the Internet page www.bdcentral.net and below address upon request of the consultant) and certificates / statements of Clients on successfullycompleted projects. The consultant shall hire the following key personnel: For both assignments, it is necessary to hire: - Team Leader - advanced degree (master or master of science) in social or technical science studies ?7(seven) years of experience indeveloping assessments of vulnerability tonatural andother disasters, studies,analysis, capacitybuilding in the field of civil protection and risk management ?one incumbent. - Expert - advanced degree (master or master of science) in social or technical sciences - 5 (five) years of experience in training deliveryand development of programme ?one incumbent. For the assignment of Capacity Building for Disaster Resilience, key staff shall include thefollowing experts: - Expert - advanced degree (master or master of science) in social studies - 5 (five) years of experience in developing: multi-hazard vulnerability assessments, studies, analysis, capacity building in the field of civil protection and risk management ?one incumbent. - Expert ? advanced degree (master or master of science) in technical studies ? 5 (five) years ofexperience in developing: multi-hazard vulnerability assessments, studies, analysis, capacity building in the field of civil protection and risk management ?one incumbent. For the assignment of Multi-hazard Vulnerability Assessment for BD, key staff shall include thefollowing experts: - Expert - advanced degree (master or master of science) in social studies - 5 (five) years of experience in developing: multi-hazard vulnerability assessments, studies, analysis, capacity building in the field of civil protection and risk management ? one incumbent. - Expert ? advanced degree (master or master of science) in technical studies ? 5 (five) years ofexperience in developing: multi-hazard vulnerability assessments, studies, analysis, capacity building in the field of civil protection and risk management ? one incumbent. Eligible professions under ?advanced degree (master ormaster of science) in technical studies shall include but shall not be limited to the following faculties: civil engineering,traffic, architecture, mathematics, mining, agriculture, forestry, environment, electrical engineering. Eligible professions under ? advanced degree (master ormaster of science) insocial studies shall include but shall not be limited to the following faculties: law, economy, medicine,security. The Consultant shall hire additional staff for areascovering both assignments. Additional staff may be hired for both assignments simultaneously. Interested Consultants should take note ofParagraph 1.9 of Guidelines: Selection and employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans andIDA Credits& Grantsby World Bank Borrowers, January 2011 (?Guidelines forConsultants"), laying down the World Bank conflictof interest policy. Consultants may associate with other firms,universities, scientific and research institutions,agencies, institutes, NGOs in the form of a "joint venture" orsubconsultancy to enhancetheir qualifications. Interested Consultants may express interest onlyfor both consultancy services stipulated under 1) and 2) together. TheConsultant will be selected in accordance withthe QCBS method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the addressbelow during office hours from 09:00 to 15:00 hours. Expression of interest mustbe delivered in written form in the English language to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by e-mail) by December 28,2015 at 14:00h local time, marked as Reference no.: BA-FERP-IDA-5529-QCBS-BD-CS-15-031 RS Ministry ofAgriculture, Forestry and WaterManagement/Agriculture Projects Coordination  Unit (APCU) Attn.:Jadranka Majstorovi?, ProcurementSpecialist Trg Republike Srpske1 Building A, 8. floor, office No.:31A-PROTOKOL 78 000 Banja Luka, Bosnia andHerzegovina Tel: +387 51 338 357 Fax: +387 51 338 857 E-mail: j.majstorovic@mps.vladars.net

Cazin Wastewater Project

 | Published March 23, 2015  -  Deadline April 23, 2015
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CONSULTANCY SERVICES
INVITATION FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
Project Implementation Support and Contract Supervision
 
The Invitation for Expressions of Interest follows the General Procurement Notice for this project published in Procurement Opportunities, on the EBRD website on 12 June 2013 and updated on 23 January 2015.
 
The water and wastewater utility company of Cazin ("Vodovod" or the "Company" or the “Employer”), together with the Municipality of Cazin ("Cazin" or the "Municipality"), have received a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development ("EBRD" or the "Bank") in the amount of EUR 5 million to expand wastewater collection and treatment system in the City of Cazin and settlements (the “Project”).
 
The Project will also benefit from the grant funds, provided by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency ("SIDA") in the amount of approximately EUR 2.5 million, National IPA program (Instrument for Pre -Accession Assistance ) in the amount of EUR 2 million and the Government of the Netherlands (ORIO Programme) in the amount of EUR 3.5 million.
 
The Project includes (i) construction of main collector and sewer network; (ii) construction of wastewater treatment plant, and (iii) rehabilitation and reconstruction of water network.
 
The Municipality of Cazin and the Company established the joint Project Implementation Unit (PIU) who will be responsible for day to day project management and will be the prime counterpart to the Bank. The Company intends to hire a professional consulting firm to support PIU in project implementation and to supervise contracts.
 
The Consultant shall facilitate the timely and effective implementation of the Project by rendering assistance to the PIU, the Company and the City, as the ultimate asset owner, in the implementation of the Project, including all aspects of procurement, contract administration, engineering supervision, disbursement of funds by grants and loan, and regular progress reports. The Assignment will include the following tasks:
 
i) rendering assistance to the PIU in implementation of the Project for reconstruction of the town water supply network and smaller sewers reconstruction, including project and financial management systems, review of design and all aspects of procurement assistance;
 
ii) prepare tender documents for procurement of four works contracts, including requirements and technical specifications, in accordance with EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules (the “PP&R”) and using the EBRD standard tender documents and conditions of contract under FIDIC;
 
iii) supervise contractors to carry out works in an effective and timely manner in accordance with the Contract terms and conditions;
 
iv) providing timely recommendations and reporting to PIU on the contract administration process; and
 
v) if requested, the Consultant will help PIU to provide the Bank with data, advice and information in relation to the contract administration and supervision for the Project.
 
The Consultants outputs shall have to comply with current Laws and regulation concerning construction, supervision, civil works quality control and environmental protection.
 
It is anticipated that the Consultant’s team shall include the following key expertise:
    • Project Manager - minimum 15 years of relevant engineering experience (supervision/design/revision) in civil engineering projects and experience in FIDIC based contracts;
    • Procurement Specialist - minimum 8 years of relevant engineering experience in civil engineering projects and experience in FIDIC based contracts;
    • Wastewater treatment expert/engineer - minimum 8 years of relevant engineering experience (supervision/design/revision) in WWTP projects;
    • Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Environment and Local Engineers/Experts - at least 5 years of relevant engineering experience (supervision/design/revision) in civil engineering, water and wastewater projects;
    • Financial Expert - minimum 5 years of experience in municipal infrastructure sector;
    • Legal Expert - minimum 5 years of experience in municipal infrastructure sector.
 
The assignment is expected to start in July 2015 and last about 36 months.
 
The contract will be financed from EBRD loan and consulting firms which are not from countries prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Chapter of United Nations are eligible for shortlisting and selection.
 
In order to determine the capability and experience of consulting firms seeking to be shortlisted, the information submitted shall include the following:
 
  1. brief description of the firm including company profile, organization and staffing;
  2. details of similar experience of the firm and related assignments undertaken in the previous five years (defined as 2009 to 2014), including information on contract value, contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, percentage carried out by consultant in case of association of firms;
  3. CVs of staff (max. 3 pages each), who could be available to work on the assignment.
 
The above information should not exceed 25 pages excluding the CVs.
 
One original and two copies of the above information in English language should be submitted to the address below in an envelope marked "Expression of Interest for Project Implementation Support and Contract Supervision for Cazin Wastewater Project” for delivery not later than 23 April 2015, 13:00 Cazin time. Late submissions might be rejected.
 
Further information may be obtained from:
 
Mirhad Pjanic
JKP ’’VODOVOD’’ doo Cazin
Lojicka bb, 77220 Cazin
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Phone/Fax: 387 37 514 500
 
 

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Brcko Port

 | Published November 2, 2016  -  Deadline November 29, 2016
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Clarification 1 (published on 10/11/2016) to be downloaded following this link.

Project Description: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development ("EBRD", the "Bank") is currently considering a sovereign loan of up to EUR 10 million to facilitate the rehabilitation and upgrade of facilities at the Port of Brcko (the "Port") operated by J.P.Luka (the "Company") and improvement of road and railway access to the Port (the "Project"). District of Brcko (the "Client"), one of three independent state entities of Bosnia and Herzegovina, will implement the Project.

The Port is located in the north-eastern part of Bosnia and Herzegovina, on the right side of the Sava River waterway. The Port is a transit point for cargo traffic flows to and from the heavy industries in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Project will significantly improve operational efficiency of the Port and increase the cargo handling capacity of the Port, which is currently limited by the difficult rail access and outdated infrastructure.

The Port is part of the Danube river inland waterway, which has been established as an indicative extension of the TEN-T networks to the Western Balkans Core Network. The proposed project forms part of the Connectivity Agenda of the European Union which promotes transport connectivity in the Western Balkans as an important factor for economic development, regional cooperation and EU integration.

Assignment Description: In order to facilitate the timely delivery of the Project a consultant (the "Consultant") is required to assist the Client with undertaking the Project related procurement activities in accordance with EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules (PP&R) and provide support with the management and implementation of the contracts related to the Project (the "Assignment").

The expected outcome of the Assignment is that the Project is completed to schedule timely and effectively.

The Assignment is divided into two phases and the Consultant has the following tasks for each Phase:

Phase 1:
1. facilitate the timely and effective implementation of the Project in compliance with the loan agreement through assistance and advice on all procurement matters as described in the EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules, which include amongst other the assistance to PIU with the prequalification documents preparation and process, tender document preparation, tender evaluation and contract award, reporting to the Bank. Particular attention shall be paid to the harmonization, interfacing and time linkages between the different aspects of the Project, including the project contracts interfaces.

Phase 2:
2. support the PIU during the implementation of contracts, provide advisory services to assist the PIU in meeting the works schedule, assess any requests of change(s) variation orders and providing other technical input/advice as needed. The Consultant shall assist the PIU with the preparation of the Project progress reporting required under the EBRD Loan Agreement.

3. transfer of knowledge and skills to the PIU staff. The transfer of knowledge and skills is intended to result from collaborative working between the Consultant and the PIU staff – reinforcing the need for the Consultant to maintain a regular local presence.

The Consultant shall only progress to Phase 2 of the Assignment with the prior authorisation of both the Bank and Client.

Please see detailed Terms of Reference for the Assignment.

Status of Selection Process: Interested firms or group of firms are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest.
Assignment Duration: The first phase of the assignment is expected to start in Q1 2017, the second phase will require Client's and Bank's prior approval. The estimated overall duration of both phases is 24 months.


Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 250,000; exclusive of VAT.
The Consultant must determine whether any indirect taxes/VAT are chargeable on the proposed services and state the basis for such. If any indirect taxes/VAT are payable, the Client will have to pay indirect taxes/VAT element to the services directly to the Consultant unless otherwise agreed.

Funding Source: It is anticipated that the contract will be financed through the EBRD's donor funded Technical Cooperation Funds Programme.

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a consortium of firm(s) with previous project experience:
- in the design, procurement and engineering supervision (including environmental and social requirements) of projects in the road sector financed by international financial institutions such as the EBRD, World Bank, ADB; and
- in providing consulting services for Project Implementation Support, including specific experience in railway, road and port projects in a similar environment.

Since knowledge of local legislation will be required, consulting firms are encouraged to associate with, or to subcontract to local companies or individuals with the relevant local expertise.

The Consultant's expert team is expected to include key experts as follows:
- A procurement specialist with preferably 5 years of professional experience in similar assignment in the infrastructure sector financed by international financial institutions and demonstrable experience in undertaking at least one procurement process in accordance with IFI (EBRD/EIB/etc) procurement rules;
- A railway engineer and project manager with preferably 5 years of professional experience in the railway sector;
- A port infrastructure engineer with preferably 5 years of professional experience in the port infrastructure sector;
- A road infrastructure engineer with preferably 5 years of professional experience in the road infrastructure sector.

All Key Experts shall be fluent in written and spoken English. It is essential that the Consultant’s team contains some experts fluent in Bosnian.

The experts are not required to reside in Brcko for the full duration of the assignment but should be available for attending meetings with the PIU and other stakeholders, as and when required, subject to the sufficiency of the budget.

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

(a) Company/group of firm’s profile, organisation and staffing (max. 2-4 pages);
(b) Details of previous project experience or similar assignments particularly undertaken in the previous 10 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), assignment budget, percentage carried out by consultant in case of association of firms or subcontracting, main activities, objectives, etc;
(c) i) Proposed Work Plan outlining the plan for the implementation of the main activities/tasks of the Assignment, their duration plus milestones and a ii) Methodology for implementing the tasks to deliver the expected output(s), and the degree of details of such output(s) (max. 4 pages);
(d) CVs of key experts who could carry out the Assignment detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments, particularly assignments undertaken in the previous 5 years, including information on contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, main activities, objectives.
(e) 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 expression of interest shall not exceed 20 pages excluding CVs and contact/declaration sheet.
(f) Financial Proposal in the format provided.

The complete the 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). 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:
Ms Jenny Scheffel
Principal Advisor, Technical Cooperation Team
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: +44 20 7338 7088
E-mail: scheffej@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. EBRD will undertake the selection process for this Assignment however Client will be responsible for contracting the consultant.

3. The evaluation criteria are as follows:

3.1. Firm's previous experience in Project Implementation Support, including specific experience in the road sector - 20%;
3.2. Firm's previous experience in the design, procurement and engineering supervision (including environmental and social requirements) of projects in the road sector financed by international financial institutions such as the EBRD, World Bank, ADB, etc - 20%;
3.3. Proposed Work Plan and Methodology - 10%;
3.4. CVs of Key Experts - 40%;
3.5. Financial Proposals - 10%.
The methodology for calculating scores for financial proposals is as follows: The lowest evaluated Financial Proposal (Fm) is given the maximum financial score of 10. The formula for determining the financial scores of all other Proposals (Sf) is calculated as follows: Sf = 10 x Fm/ F, in which "Sf" is the financial score, "FM" is the lowest price, and "F" the price of the proposal under consideration.

Bosnia and Herzegovina - EU/EBRD SME Competitiveness Support Facility (SME-CSF): Verification Consultant

 | Published January 13, 2016  -  Deadline February 3, 2016
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Project Description: Through the EU/EBRD SME Competitiveness Support Facility ("SME-CSF", or the "Facility") the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development ("EBRD" or the "Bank") aims to increase the capability of SMEs in Bosnia and Herzegovina to access the European Union (EU) market, as well as their ability to face competition by supporting the implementation of EU standards, through the provision of financing, investment incentives and technical assistance.

While the prospect of EU membership presents many positive opportunities for the country, progress with the adoption of the acquis communautaire will involve significant regulatory changes, giving rise to a large investment burden for enterprises to comply with the new standards. The relevant acquis covers some 145 directives, related to product safety, health and safety at work, all kind of industries and environment.

A general problem for investments of this nature is a lack of awareness by SMEs of the applicable regulations and compliance standards, coupled with limitations of access to suitable medium/long term financing. In order to overcome the various barriers to such upgrade investments by SMEs, EBRD is providing credit lines to Partner Banks ("PBs") in Bosnia and Herzegovina for on-lending to SMEs (the "sub-borrowers") for eligible investments (the "Project").

EBRD is expected to provide financing of EUR 20 million to three local PBs. The maximum sub-project size under the Facility is EUR 1,000,000 but a lower average is anticipated.

It is estimated that the total number of sub-loans which will be financed would be in the range of 50-75. This is an indicative number and does not take into account any sub-projects appraised but not financed.

Assignment Description: The Project will be complemented by grant funding from the EU to provide Project support in the form of Technical Assistance (TA) and Investment Incentives to sub-borrowers, payable after successful completion of the sub-projects.

The availability of EBRD funded SME finance should enable the SMEs to improve production capacities, enhance processes and quality of their products by the introduction of EU standards in the field of environmental protection, product safety and quality and occupational health and safety.
It should be noted that SMEs operating in the industrial and industrial-related services sectors are expected to be the main category of beneficiaries.

The Bank is awarding two separate consultancy contracts: 1) A Project Consultant (the "PC" or "Project Consultant") will market the Facility, perform investment needs and eligibility assessments and facilitate preparation of projects for loan applications. The second consultant, who is the subject of this procurement notice, will be a Verification Consultant ("VC" or "Verification Consultant") expected to verify the technical implementation of the investments by the sub-borrowers before the incentive payment is released to the relevant SME. The separate procurement process for the PC has been finalised in December 2015 and deployment has been initiated.

The objectives of the VC assignment are to:
• ensure that the use of proceeds of each sub-loan has met the eligibility criteria and that funded investments have been completed substantially on the basis of the investment plans prepared by the Project Consultant, on which the sub-projects were based;

• ensure that incentive fees due to sub-borrowers, on completion of eligible investments, are submitted for release by EBRD only when a sub-project is validated as compliant with the investment plans, and that no recommendation on release of incentive fees will be given where such validation was not possible.

The Verification Consultant's tasks will include, but are not limited to, the following:
• visit the site of each sub-project when such sub-project has been substantially completed;
• validate, against the investment plan, that the sub-project has been completed substantively on the basis of the investment plan and the Completion Validation Review ("CVR") check-list prepared by the Project Consultant;
• provide to EBRD and the relevant PB, an opinion whether the sub-project has been completed substantially in line with the investment plan and the eligibility criteria - such opinion to be in the form of a memo and a CVR certificate issued, based on the CVR check list, to include bank account details for the payment of the investment incentive to the SME;
• provide the Bank with a monthly report detailing the activities carried out during the reporting period, including planned activities for the next month.

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 of 2016 and has an estimated overall duration of 24 months. Subject to the availability of funding, satisfactory performance of the Consultant and the specific needs of the Bank the duration may be extended.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 151,600; exclusive of VAT. Subject to availability of funding, the satisfactory performance of the selected Consultant, and the specific needs of the Bank, the Assignment may be extended beyond the current scope.
The Consultant must determine whether any VAT would be chargeable on the services and the basis for that determination, without taking into consideration the special status of the Bank as an IFI and state this to the Bank in their response to the Invitation for Expressions of Interest. To the extent that a Consultant incurs input VAT on goods and services purchased in connection with the provision of services (e.g. VAT on airline ticket) which is not otherwise recoverable by the consultant from the local tax authority, the gross cost to the consultant of such expenses shall be treated as a reimbursable expense.

Funding Source: EBRD - EU SME Support Facility - Bosnia and Herzegovina

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm preferably with previous project experience in:
1. implementing similar assignments, focussing particularly on SME investments through commercial banks in transition economies, preferably with IFIs (or similar), including validating sub-projects against set criteria;
2. implementing relevant EU Directives and Regulations in the areas of environmental protection, workers' safety and product quality and safety, the acquis communautaire, as well as the transposition process in Bosnia and Herzegovina;
3. working in the financial sector of the Western Balkans countries.

The Consultant's team should at least consist of the following key experts:
1. Project Manager;
2. Verification Consultants.

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

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

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

3. CVs of key experts 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 20 pages excluding CVs and contact sheet.

The complete expression of interest (including CVs, Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet) should be submitted, in English electronically through e-Selection, to reach the Bank not later than the closing date. The expression of interest shall be one file (pdf). 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.

In addition, 2 hard copies of the above information, in English, should be submitted to the Bank in an envelope marked "Expression of Interest for Verification Consultant Bosnia and Herzegovina - EU/EBRD SME Competitiveness Support Facility (SME-CSF)", to reach the Bank not later than the closing date, marked for the attention of the Bank's Contact Person. Queries may be addressed to the Bank's Contact Person only.

Bank's Contact Person:
Jenny Scheffel, Principal Technical Cooperation Advisor
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square, London EC2A 2JN, United Kingdom
Tel: + 44 20 7338 7088
E-mail: ScheffeJ@ebrd.com (submissions should be sent through eSelection and NOT to this email address)

Notes:
1. 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 invited to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding.

2. The shortlist criteria are as follows:
a. Firm's previous project experience relevant to the assignment, focussing particularly on SME investments through commercial banks in transition economies, preferably with IFIs, as well experience with EU Directives and Regulations (40%);
b. Firm's previous project experience in comparable assignments in Western Balkans region (20%);
c. CVs of key experts proposed (40%).

3. The firm being awarded the contract for the Project Consultant assignment will not be eligible for contract award for the Verification Consultant Assignment.

EPBiH - Neretvica SHPPs - Environmental and Social Impact Assessment

 | Published February 9, 2017  -  Deadline February 23, 2017
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Please note this Notice is a Request for Proposals.

Project Description
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the EBRD or the Bank) is considering providing financing to JP Elektroprivreda Bosne i Hercegovine d.d. Sarajevo (EPBiH or the Company), a public utility responsible for generation, distribution and sale of electricity in Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH). The Bank’s loan would potentially fund the construction of 15 small hydropower plants (SHPPs) located on Neretvica River (the Project), Konjic Municipality. Annex 1 provides a map with the Project facilities location. The combined installed capacity of these run-of derivation-pressure plants will be ca. 26MW. The plants are organized in three packages of 4-6 plants, and the loan is anticipated to be provided in respective tranches, with conditions for effectiveness of tranches linked to satisfactory due diligence, completed disclosure requirements and relevant permits being in place. As part of the FBiH permitting process the Project was subject to separate environmental impact assessments (EIA) undertaken in November 2009 for each of the 15 SHPP. The environmental permits were received in the period from 2010 to 2013 for all plants and have since been renewed in October 2016 for the first four SHPP to be constructed.

A review of the Project and its EIA documentation was undertaken in 2016 and it was determined that further environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) was required to fully meet EBRD’s Environmental and Social Policy (2014) requirements for category A projects. The ESIA Scoping study was completed and a scoping report with Stakeholder Engagement Plan (SEP) are developed.

Assignment Description
The Bank intends to engage a consultant (the Consultant) to carry out a Supplementary Environmental and Social Assessment of the Project (Supplementary ESIA) in line with the EBRD Performance Requirements (EBRD PRs; and the Assignment).

The overall objectives of the Assignment will be to critically assess the existing documentation for development of the Project (together with its associated facilities, such as access roads, transmission lines, borrow/spoil areas, etc.) against the requirements of the Bank's Environmental and Social Policy and Performance Requirements (PRs) and carry out Supplementary ESIA.

The Consultant is expected to undertake the following main tasks:

1. Project inception and data review
• Review the existing Project documentation, including (but not limited to) those related to scoping assessments, national EIA studies for 15 SHPP, environmental permits, preliminary water consents, technical design, supporting documentation, media search, community related impacts and risks.
• Identify based on the review of the latest technical documents any additional associated facilities that are not yet included in the Project descriptions (e.g. connection to the grid, spoils, quarries, access roads.

2. Baseline studies
• Undertake a detailed review of all ecological work undertaken as part of the national EIAs and additional ecological surveys to date as well as a comprehensive desk study of existing national and international literature to inform a relevant aquatic and terrestrial ecology baseline. Review the proposed legal environmental flow requirements against the ecological receptors in the river.
• Undertake aquatic ecology field surveys over two seasons (Spring and Autumn) in 2017. This will include invertebrate surveys, fish surveys, semi-aquatic species and water dependant terrestrial species, habitat mapping surveys and a Critical Habitat Assessment.
• Undertake terrestrial ecology field surveys. This will include habitat mapping and suitability assessments of project locations to support important species. Habitat mapping should be undertaken during the spring and early summer to determine suitable mitigation during construction. The surveys would comprise a single visit by suitable specialist surveyor(s) in order to obtain the required botanical and fauna information.

3. Environmental and Social Impact Assessment
• Undertake a thorough assessment of the Project specific and cumulative E&S risks and impacts and determine the magnitude, sensitivity and significance of the Project impacts.
• Review the description of the Project and its location, size of the Project, including associated facilities and the types of alternatives which were and ought to be considered, drawing on a number of analysis conducted to date;
• Present available baseline data and the findings of specific surveys (Task 2) characterizing the existing environment, including social aspects;
• Identify the impacts to be assessed, how these impacts will be assessed, which of these impacts are significant and most important, as well as the geographical area of influence to be considered for each of the different environmental and social parameters;
• Assess environmental and social issues and impacts related to the Project and to its associated facilities in a structured way covering all aspects in line with the EU EIA Directive guidelines and including assessment of the risks for the public associated with the construction, and then the operation, of the hydropower schemes;
• Determine the magnitude of the potential physical and economic losses for the project affected population, and develop a formal Livelihood Restoration Plan (LRP) and/or a Resettlement Framework/Action Plan (if RAP is needed) in order to ensure that no individuals or organizations suffer physical and economic losses that are not fully compensated or replaced, and that the entire process complies with EBRD Performance Requirement 5 as well as FBiH laws..
• Determine the environmental and social justifiability of activity in the basin of Neretvica River, and related cumulative impacts derived from the plans to build these 15 SHPPs and any other HPP projects on the River, in accordance with principles for sustainable development. In particular, the Consultant will carry out analysis of the minimum environmental flows, as proposed in the Project design documents, to determine whether they are sufficient to create sustainable conditions for aquatic biodiversity, protect habitats and support river ecosystem (including achieving no net loss of biodiversity as needed per Critical Habitat Assessment in line with EBRD PR6), at the level required for the Project economic and technical feasibility.

4. Environmental and Social Management and Monitoring Plan
• Conduct discussions with EPBiH personnel regarding on-site control and management of environmental and social issues.
• Develop a set of mitigation measures that should be implemented during construction, operation and decommission to limit the environmental and social impacts of the Project. This should include environmental and social measures that will apply best practice guidance across all environmental and social disciplines e.g. air quality, GHGs, transport, landscape and visual, noise, waste, natural hazards and cultural heritage among others.
• Prepare the Environmental and Social Management and Monitoring Plan (ESMMP) to address identified risks and bring the Project in compliance with the EBRD ESP PRs.

5. Stakeholder Engagement and Public Consultations
• Assess stakeholder engagement activities, including consultations to date, on the Project and overall capacity of the Client to comply with PR 10.
• Prepare a Non-Technical Summary (NTS) of the Project to facilitate future information disclosure and consultation with affected communities and third parties.
• Update the existing Stakeholder Engagement Plan (SEP) as necessary to reflect Project’s progress and to ensure that the public is informed on potential future environmental and social impacts associated with the Project (during the scoping stage) and the evaluated impacts (during the development of the full Environmental and Social Impact Assessment). SEP should also outline stakeholder engagement activities to be completed during preparation and throughout the life of the Project.
• Follow the consultation strategy identified in the SEP and hold meetings with stakeholders to present the findings of the Scoping Report and then final Supplementary ESIA after the 120 days disclosure period for the ESIA package.

A copy of the Assignment terms of reference can be accessed via the following link: http://www.ebrd.com/documents/technical-cooporation/tor-esia-neretvica-68073.pdf

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

Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to commence in March 2016 and have a duration of 12 months.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: Up to EUR 150,000 (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 Austria DRIVE Fund. Please note selection and contracting is subject to the availability of funds.

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms with previous project experience in the hydropower sector and in conducting ESIAs and ESMMPs. The Consultant shall also have a demonstrable understanding of the environmental and social requirements of International Financial Institutions (IFIs) (through previous project experience), as well as in freshwater aquatic ecosystems and baseline surveys, EU EIA and other environmental requirements, preferably in Bosnia and Herzegovina and/or the Western Balkans.

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

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

Key Experts No 2: Pool of Ecological Specialists with preferably 10 years or more previous project experience in conducting E&S due diligence, ecological baseline field surveys (aquatic and terrestrial) and ESIAs, preferably in the hydropower sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina and/or the Western Balkans.

Key Experts No 3: Pool of Social Specialists including a Livelihood Restoration and Resettlement Specialist and Public Consultation Specialist with preferably 10 years or more previous project experience in conducting environmental and social assessments and ESIAs in Bosnia and Herzegovina and/or the Western Balkans.

The Consultant may include non Key Experts as part of its team in order to support the implementation and delivery of the Assignment tasks. All key experts should have good written and spoken English language skills. Local experts should be fluent in English and Bosnian languages.

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. 4 pages).

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

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

4. Brief Technical Proposal (max 10 pages) including i) Work Plan outlining the plan for implementation of the main Assignment (including field work methodologies) and if deemed necessary and beneficial suggest amendments to the main tasks required; ii) Team Input Table indicating the number of working days allocated to the Assignment for each Expert; and iii) Technical Approach and Methodology for implementing the Assignment tasks.

5. Financial Proposal presented in the attached breakdown of costs format: http://www.ebrd.com/documents/technical-cooporation/boc-tc-2017.xlsx

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

The above information should not exceed 25 pages excluding CVs and declaration and contact sheet. The complete expression of interest (including CVs, Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet) should be submitted, in English electronically through e-Selection, to reach the Bank not later than the closing date. The expression of interest shall be one file (pdf). The EBRD reserves the right to reject applications of firms submitting more than one file. Only if the permissible file size is exceeded (4MB), the Consultant may split the expression of interest into further files.

Bank Contact Person
James Yoo
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: + 44 20 7338 6369
Email:YooJ@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. 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 conducting ESIAs and ESMMPs in the hydropower sector, including freshwater aquatic ecosystems, baseline surveys, EU EIA and E&S requirements of IFIs (20%)
(b) Firms previous project experience in Bosnia and Herzegovina and/or the Western Balkans (15%)
(c) CV of Key Experts (30%)
(d) Technical Proposal including action plan, methodology and team input table (20%)
(e) Financial Proposal (total price) – (15%)
The methodology for calculating scores for financial proposals is as follows: The lowest evaluated Financial Proposal (Fm) is given the maximum financial score of 20. The formula for determining the financial scores of all other Proposals (Sf) is calculated as follows: Sf = 20 x Fm/ F, in which “Sf” is the financial score, “Fm” is the lowest price, and “F” the price of the proposal under consideration.

Brcko District Municipal Project - Feasibility Study

 | Published December 9, 2016  -  Deadline January 6, 2017
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Project Description:
Brcko District (the District) and JP Komunalno Brcko (the Company), the public utility company for Brcko District, approached the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD or the Bank) with a request to assess the possibility of financing the rehabilitation and extension of the water and wastewater network of the District. The Brcko District Municipal Project (the “Project”) plans to expand and rehabilitate the water supply and wastewater systems in the District. The main objective of the Project is to reduce water losses, sewage leakages and improve the quality of the water.

JP Komunalno Brcko is the only company providing municipal services to the residents of the District (approximately, 93,000 inhabitants). The Company owns two water plants, one plant processes water from the river Sava and the other plant processes water from groundwater wells. Presently there is no wastewater treatment plant and the sewage network is discharging the untreated wastewater (raw sewage) into the river Sava.

The Project’s priority investment programmes (the PIP) is estimated at around EUR 12 million where the Bank is planning to provide a loan of up to EUR 10 million and could be potentially co-financed by a capital grant of EUR 2 million from an international donor. The final amount of the investment needs for the Project will be confirmed and finalised as a result of the planned Feasibility Study (FS).

Assignment Description
The Bank now intends to engage a consultant (the Consultant) to undertake a Feasibility Study for the Project (the Assignment). The overall objective of the Assignment is to prepare a Feasibility Study which the Bank can use to appraise the Project and take a decision on the prospective financing. The Feasibility Study will provide an overview of the Company’s procedures and technical, operational, environmental, social, and financial performance, and should form the basis for agreeing on the Company’s restructuring objectives in the loan document (e.g. reduction in water losses, improvements in tariff collections, standards of treatment, etc.).


The Consultant shall undertake the following key tasks for the Assignment:

1.    Baseline Study: Review of the Company’s current management practices and state of the water and wastewater services in the District from institutional, legal, financial, technical and environmental and social perspectives.

2. Socio-Economic data: Compile Company and District socio-economic data relevant to water and wastewater operations, including demographic data, household income, expenditure, consumption behaviour and health information.

3.    Technical Assessment: Assess key attributes of the current service and service development, including water services and resources, water treatment system, potable water distribution system, wastewater services, long term investment strategy.

4.    Priority Investment Programme (PIP): Present and justify a PIP based on revenue generating investments, maximisation of operational cost savings, improved operational efficiency of the Company and compliance with EU directives for water and wastewater;

5.  Financial analysis: Develop financial projections for a 20 year period of the Project

6.    Environmental and Social Assessment: Conduct a screening of the Project proposal against EBRD’s E&S Policy and Performance Requirements and based on the Bank’s categorisation of the Project.

7.    Resource Efficiency Assessment: Identify and analyse resource efficiency measures and production optimisation opportunities.


The full Terms of Reference for the assignment can be accessed here.


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


Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in Q1 2017 and has an estimated overall duration of 4 months.


Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 245,200 (exclusive of VAT). Subject to availability of funding, the performance of the selected Consultant and the specific needs of the Client the Assignment may be extended beyond the current scope. The Consultant must determine whether any indirect taxes/VAT are chargeable on the proposed services and state the basis for such. If any indirect taxes/VAT are payable, the Client will have to pay indirect taxes/VAT element to the services directly to the Consultant unless otherwise agreed.

Funding Source: It is anticipated that the Assignment will be funded by Sweden through the Sida - EBRD Municipal Environment and Climate Programme Account II (SWM2) Trust Fund.

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 undertaking feasibility studies for IFIs in the water and wastewater sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina and/or the Western Balkans for projects of similar size and complexity. The Consultant should preferably have a good knowledge of IFI procedures and rules on public procurement and disbursement policies.

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

Key Expert No 1: Project Manager/Team Leader with a university degree or equivalent qualification with preferably 15 years of professional experience in the field of water supply and wastewater management, with comprehensive experience of similar assignments in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as in institutional and commercial management of water/wastewater Company. The Expert shall preferably have previous experience with EBRD procedures.


Key Expert No 2: Financial Specialist(s) with previous project experience in public financing and financial modelling preferably for municipal infrastructure projects;


Key Expert No 3: Technical Specialists and Water and Wastewater Engineers with previous project experience in conducting due diligence;

Key Expert No 4: Environmental and Social Experts with previous project experience in undertaking ESIAs and E&S due diligence, health and safety assessments, stakeholder engagement, public consultation and disclosure in the local context, gender and inclusion expertise, and/or resettlement expertise, in the water/wastewater sector with experience of similar assignments and with recent track record in the Western Balkans.

Key Experts No 5: Pool of additional experts with previous project experience in similar assignments in the following areas: climate change adaptation, resource efficiency (water and wastewater treatment), institutional reform and legal services in the areas of natural monopolies regulation, Bosnia and Herzegovina tariff legislation and water supply and wastewater.

The Consultant should integrate local professional skills/cooperate with local consulting companies into its project team in order to provide national experience. Accordingly the Consultant shall engage Bosnian speaking staff in 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 shortlisted, the information submitted should include the following: 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

The complete expression of interest (including CVs, Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet) should be submitted in English electronically through eSelection, to reach the Bank not later than the closing date. The expression of interest shall be one file (PDF). The EBRD reserves the right to reject applications from 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.


EBRD Contact Person:
James Yoo
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: +44 20 7338 6369
Email: YooJ@ebrd.com


Important Notes:
1. The selection will normally be made from responses to this notification only. Consultants will not be asked to submit a proposal. The highest-ranked Consultant will be selected from a shortlist and be invited to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding.
2. The shortlist criteria are as follows:

(a) Firm’s previous project experience in preparing feasibility studies for IFIs for similar size projects (30%)

(b) Firm’s previous project experience on similar assignments in the water and wastewater sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina and/or Western Balkans (20%)

(c) CV of Key Expert 1 (20%)

(d) CV of Key Experts 2-5 (30%)

 

Bosnia & Herzegovina - MI BOSPO – Institution Building Corporate Governance and Marketing Support

 | Published December 5, 2014  -  Deadline January 9, 2015
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Assignement Description:
In June 2013, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “EBRD” or the “Bank”) extended a third loan to the microcredit foundation MI-BOSPO in the amount of EUR 3 million for on-lending to micro and small business under the Bank’s Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (“MSME”) Finance Framework for Western Balkans  The Framework is designed to support the Western Balkan countries in their transition to a market economy by strengthening the financial system and increasing MSEs access to finance via the non-bank MFI and leasing sectors, thereby enabling the MSEs to increase production and employment.

BOSPO was founded by the Danish Refugee Council, DRC, in 1995, after the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. BOSPO implemented a psychosocial assistance project to the displaced population, predominantly women/mothers, children and the aged. BOSPO launched a microcredit program in 1996. In 2000, as required by the law, BOSPO established the Microcredit Organization MI-BOSPO in Tuzla as an independent legal entity. Its mission was to provide women access to credit and cash and to support them in maintaining and developing their economic activity. Within approximately two years of post war activities, 70% of loan recipients were displaced women.  In line with additional changes in the law, the microcredit organization MI-BOSPO was re-registered into a microcredit foundation in April 2008.

Today, MI-BOSPO is a non-banking microfinance institution that provides loans to micro and small businesses in rural and urban parts of the country. The ongoing MI-BOSPO mission is providing long-term access to financial services for low income women.  Its portfolio is mostly distributed amongst the following sectors:  agriculture 21%, services 9%, small production 3%, trade 7% and secondary loans 21%. It has one of the largest coverages of North-East Bosnia and Herzegovina through its 12 branch offices and 24 offices serviced by 78 loan officers.

In order to further strengthen its institutional and operational capacity, MI-BOSPO wishes to engage an experienced consultant (the “Consultant”) who will undertake the following tasks:
  • Review the operation of MI-BOSPO’s existing corporate governance arrangements and provide recommendations based on  best practice examples and strategy orientation.
  • Review the branding and visual identity of MI-BOSPO and its products o versus mission and social performance management as well as profitability and provide recommendations on how to improve serving its clients, especially women, and measure the impact of its marketing and promotional campaigns;
  • Assess the existing range of products offered to local  enterprises and propose recommendations how to optimise MI-BOSPO’s comparative advantage in a range of potential new products (including use of modern technology and/or strategic partners/alliances);
  • Review current policies and procedures and provide recommendations for strengthening the HR function.
  • Ensure the sustainability of technical co-operation interventions by building the internal capacities of MI-BOSPO in the aforementioned areas through seminars and on-the-job training.
The assignment is expected to contribute to the strengthening of MI-BOSPO’s current capacity and opportunities and assist in the necessary development and growth of the institution.
 
Assignment Start Date and Duration: This assignment is expected to commence in March 2015 with a duration of approximately one year until March 2016.  
 
Maximum Budget available for the Assignment: EUR 92,000; Exclusive of VAT.
The assignment may be extended, subject to availability of funding, excellent performance of the selected Consultant and the specific needs. 

The Consultant must determine whether any indirect taxes/VAT are chargeable on the proposed services and state the basis for such determination in their response to this notification. If any indirect taxes/VAT are payable, the Client will have to pay indirect taxes/VAT element of the services directly to the consultant/s unless otherwise agreed
 
Funding Source: It is anticipated that the contract will be financed through the Western Balkans Multi Donor Fund.  Selection and contracting is subject to the availability of funding.
 
Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.
 
Consultant Profile: Corporate services are sought. The Consultant is expected to be a firm or a group of firms with relevant experience in commercial banking, MSE, and rural finance in transition countries as well as in change management. The Consultant should demonstrate the following competencies:
  • A solid track record in providing advisory services in banking and financial aspects to a variety of financial institutions preferably in transition economies;
  • Experience in corporate governance best practice, evolution of governance structures from the legal and commercial point of view;
  • Experience in a professional microfinance or small and medium-sized enterprise finance environment, including excellent knowledge of best practice, individual microfinance lending methodologies;
  • Experience in marketing – positioning, segmentation, product development (profitability measures), social performance indicators – putting clients in the centre;
  • Experience in training and coaching credit, marketing and HR staff and developing training programs;
  • Experience of working with financial intermediaries that have transformed from non-bank microfinance institutions into a commercial company or commercial bank would be an advantage;
  • Local language skills would be an advantage;
  • Expertise in marketing and technology introduction (product / branding);
  • Experience in Human Resource.
It is expected that the Consultant’s team of key experts will consist of:
  • Key Expert 1: Corporate Governance Expert with practical experience in advising non-bank microfinance institutions on the adequacy of corporate governance in a non-bank microfinance institution.  
  • Key Expert 2: Marketing and Product Development Expert with project experience related to the implementation of marketing and sales in non-bank microfinance institutions to advising them on the factors contributing to successful product development or refinement based on market forces and strategic goals.
  • Key Expert 3:  Human Resources Expert with practical experience in helping non-bank microfinance institutions develop optimal human capacity to support its operations and goals including change management, innovation and human-centred design.
Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of consulting firms seeking to be selected, the information submitted should include the following:
(a) brief overview of the firm/group of firms including company profile, organisation and staffing;
 
(b) details of similar experience of firm or group of firms and related 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, assignment budget, percentage carried out by consultant in case of association of firms or subcontracting, main activities, objectives;
 
(c) 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.
Evaluation of the Expressions of Interest will be based on the following criteria and their respective weightings:
  1. Firm's experience in the microfinance sector, including development and marketing of financial products - 25%
  2. Firm’s experience in change management (corporate governance, HR, training) - 25%
  3. Firm's experience working in the region - 10%
  4. CVs of key experts with relevant experience as per above - 40%.
Submission Requirements: Expressions of interest (EOI), in response to the notification are to be submitted in English, by email, preferably as one file not exceeding 2MB and clearly labelled "Expression of Interest for MI-BOSPO – Institution Building Corporate Governance and Marketing Support, to the Executing Agency's contact person given below no later than the closing date/time.  The EOI should be accompanied by completed Consultant Declaration Form and Contact Sheet, the template for which is available from the following web-link:
The above information should not exceed 20 pages excluding CVs and the Consultant’s Declaration and Contact Sheet.
 
Executing Agency: MI-BOSPO
 
The Executing Agency’s Contact Person: Nejira Nalić, Director
Address:  Bosne srebrene bb, 75000 Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Tel: +387 35 304 630, Fax + 387 35 252 448
E-mail: nnalic@mi-bospo.org
 
A further copy, in English, shall be submitted, by e-mail, to the EBRD by the same date, addressed to the following contact person:
 
EBRD Contact: Yvonne Wilkinson
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square, London EC2A 2JN
Tel: +44 20 7338 7030, Fax: +44 20 7338 7451
wilkinsy@ebrd.com
 
Important Notes:
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 confirmation of funding.
 

Support municipalities in improving democratic governance and provide public services in an inclusive, effective and efficient manner, particularly in the environmental and economic sectors (project document preparation, main phase implementation).

SDC Cooperation Office in BiH Embassy of Switzerland | Published December 12, 2014
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United Nations Development ProgrammeZmaja od Bosne bbSarajevo 71000
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Support municipalities in improving democratic governance and provide public services in an inclusive, effective and efficient manner, particularly in the environmental and economic sectors (project document preparation, main phase implementation).

Support municipalities in improving democratic governance and provide public services in an inclusive, effective and efficient manner, particularly in the environmental and economic sectors (project document preparation, main phase implementation).

SDC Cooperation Office in BiH Embassy of Switzerland | Published August 2, 2014  -  Deadline September 12, 2014
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The overall goal of the project is: ‘Municipalities, assigned with appropriate competences and finances, have improved their democratic governance and provide public services in an inclusive, effective and efficient manner, particularly those related to economic and environmental sectors’. The project will engage directly with at least 20 municipalities in improvement of the municipal governance system, offering capacity development, municipal budget support for capital investments, improvement of economic framework conditions and promotion of citizens' participation and cooperation across division lines. The project will contribute to regulatory changes, in close cooperation with municipal associations and the Aquasan network of professionals in the water and environmental sanitation sector and possible other networks. Equal benefits and access to resources and equal participation in decision making for men and women will be promoted. The mandatory is to ensure (i) detailed preparation, incl. elaboration of the project document (ii) effective facilitation and (iii) management of funds of the project. The subject of this tender concerns the preparation of the given project as well as implementation of its first phase.
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