Executing Agency (Client): Transport Directorate of the Ministry of Transport and Maritime Affairs
The Client Contact Person:
Address: Direkcija za saobracaj, IV proleterske 19, 81000 Podgorica
Phone: +382 67 316 185
Fax: +382 20 655 359
The EBRD Contact Person:
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: + 44 20 7338 8717
Fax: +44 20 7338 7451
The Transport Directorate, on behalf of Ministry of Transport and Maritime Affairs Montenegro MoTMA (the Client) has requested the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the EBRD or the Bank) to provide technical assistance for Montenegro Main Roads Reconstruction Project. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (“EBRD”, the “Bank”) is considering a EUR 40 million sovereign loan to Montenegro (the “Borrower”) to finance the rehabilitation and upgrade and works supervision of three sections of the country’s main road network with a total length of approximately 51.5 km (the “Project”).
The Bank’s loan will be divided into three tranches. Tranche 1 EUR 10 million; Tranche 2: EUR 15 million; Tranche 3: EUR 15 million
Tranche 1 will finance the construction works and works supervision for the rehabilitation of the Rožaje - Špiljani road section.
Tranche 2 and Tranche 3 will finance the construction works and works supervision for the rehabilitation and upgrade of the Tivat - Jaz road section and Podgorica – Danilovgrad road section.
The Project is part of a wider programme to rehabilitate twelve main road sections, with total length of approximately 216.3 km, of Montenegro’s main roads network. This wider programme will be parallel-financed with the European Investment Bank (“EIB”).
The Project will be implemented by the Ministry of Transport and Maritime Affairs (“MoTMA”) which has overall responsibility for the transport policy and strategy in Montenegro. Within MoTMA, the Transport Directorate (“TD” or the “Client”) is responsible for the construction, maintenance and operation of Montenegro’s national and regional (main) road network. The TD was established in 2006 under the terms of the EBRD’s first road project in Montenegro which was signed in 2005, and has already implemented road reconstruction projects financed by IFIs such as the EBRD and the EIB. The project implementation unit (“PIU”) which will oversee the Project will be managed by the TD.
The Client now intends to retain a consulting company (the Consultant) to support the PIU. The expected outcome of the Assignment is to ensure that all procurement activities under the Project are conducted in accordance with the applicable provisions of the EBRD’s Procurement Policies and Rules (“PP&R”). In addition, the Consultant will support the PIU during contract implementation ensuring compliance with EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules (the “Assignment”).
The selected Consultant is expected to provide the following services:
1. Review the Design on completeness and appropriateness of the solutions and ensure that all technical parts of the tender documents (scope, technical specifications, drawings, bill of quantities with Preamble) are consistent with the design;
2. Ensuring that all procurement activity under the project is conducted fully in accordance with the EBRD’s PP&Rs; and
3. Support the PIU during contract implementation, including an advisory role to assist the PIU in meeting the schedule and deadlines, as well as assessing any requests of change(s) variation orders, addendums, and providing technical input as needed The Consultant will also assist the PIU in the implementation of the agreed Environmental and Social Action Plan(s) that require implementation of the measures necessary to ensure compliance with relevant EBRD Performance Requirements (“PRs”), Stakeholder Engagement Plan (s) and any Land Acquisition and Livelihood Restoration Plan(s), as relevant for the respective sections. In addition, the Consultant will assist the PIU in preparation of Annual Environmental and Social Reports (AESRs) for the Bank;
4. Transfer of knowledge and skills to the Client by introducing international standards and best practice in project planning and project management.
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 late 2017 and has an estimated overall duration 36 months.
Maximum Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 275,000 (exclusive of VAT).
The Consultant must determine whether any indirect taxes/VAT are chargeable on the proposed services and state the basis for such. If any indirect taxes/VAT are payable, the Client will have to pay indirect taxes/VAT element to the services directly to the Consultant unless otherwise agreed.
Funding Source: It is anticipated that the contract will be financed by EBRD Shareholder Special Fund. Selection and contracting is subject to the availability of funding.
Eligibility: There a no eligibility restrictions.
Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms with preferably previous project experience related to:
Note: Since knowledge of local legislation will be required, international consulting firms are encouraged to associate with, or to subcontract such specific tasks to, local companies or individuals with the relevant expertise.
The Consultant’s expert team is expected to include key experts as follows:
a) Key Expert No 1 (Team Leader, Civil Engineer or similar) with preferably 10 years of previous professional experience in the project management involving design and supervision of works related to road rehabilitation; preferably 8 years or more as project manager or team leader for similar road projects; preferably knowledge of the EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules (or PP&Rs of similar institutions), and knowledge of FIDIC conditions of contract;
Key Expert No 2 (Civil Engineer or similar) with preferably 10 years of previous professional experience in works related to road reconstruction projects. Knowledge about FIDIC would be considered as an advantage.
Key Experts No 3 (International Procurement and Contracts Expert, Pool of Additional Experts) with preferably 10 years’ experience in contracting, procurement and claims assessment works; Preferably 5 years experience in contracting, and procurement for similar road projects; Specific hands-on experience of project procurement following the EBRD’s Procurement Policy and Rules (or PP&Rs of similar institutions), as well as FIDIC conditions of contract would be considered as an advantage.
Note: All Key Experts shall be fluent in English, knowledge of the local language will be considered as an asset, and shall be fully computer literate, regarding e-procurement, word processing, excel.
Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants, 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 10 years, including information on contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, main activities, objectives.
4. Completed Consultant Declaration Form and Contact Sheet, the template for which is available from the following web-link:
The expression of interest shall not exceed 25 pages (excluding CVs and Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet).
The complete expression of interest (including CVs, Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet) must be submitted, in English via email (pdf) to the Client’s contact person, to reach the Client not later than the closing date and time. One additional copy via e-mail shall reach the Bank’s contact person by the same due date. The expression of interest shall be one file (pdf). The Client reserves the right to reject applications of firms submitting more than one file. Only if any limitation on the permissible file size is exceeded, the Consultant may split the expression of interest into further files.
1. The selection will normally be made from responses to this notification only. Consultants will not be asked to submit a proposal. The highest-ranked Consultant will be selected from a shortlist and be invited to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding.
2. The shortlist criteria are as follows:
a)Firm’s experience in road rehabilitation projects, including specific experience comparable to the above described Project components, preferably within the last 10 years – 20%
b)Firm’s previous project experience in projects with procurement rules of international financial institutions, such as the EBRD, World Bank or ADB or similar, preferably within the last 10 years – 20%
c)Skills and experience of the proposed Key Expert No 1 – 20%
d)CV of Key Expert No 2 - 15 %
e)CV of Key expert or experts No 3 – 25%