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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL TO CONDUCT PUBLIC EXPENDITURE ANALYSIS OF AIR POLLUTION AND COSTS OF INACTION OR INEFFECTIVE AIR POLLUTION MITIGATION MEASURES

United Nations Development Programme | Published April 14, 2017
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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Mongolia is announcing a Request for Proposal for the provision of professional services to conduct public expenditure analysis of air pollution and costs of inaction or ineffective air pollution mitigation measures.

The detailed information can be found in the Request for Proposal UNDP/RFP/2017/002.

The following qualifications are expected for carrying-out the mentioned services.

(1) Requirements for the Offeror:

  • Be a legal entity (research institution, NGO, consulting company etc).
  • Have proven experience of conducting a similar analysis at national or international level.
  • Track record and working knowledge of Ulaanbaatar or Mongolia in general in the expertise areas.

(2) Qualifications requirement for individual team members:

The team of the contracted firm/institution shall have experienced members listed in team composition section and below are the requirements:

International PFM Expert/Team Leader

•             Advanced degree in public administration, public finance, public policy, or related areas.

•             At least 10 years of professional experience, of which at least 5 years of experience of international consulting in development areas.

•             Proven experience in policy analysis, public financial management, and advisory role to senior government stakeholders.

•             Practical experience in working with Ministries of Finance, Planning, and Local Government in budgeting areas is an advantage. 

•             Experience in managing teams and projects at national and sub-national level.

•             Experience of working in the Central/East Asia region.

•             Excellent English communication skills, both written and oral is required.

International expert on energy

•             Advanced degree in energy, environment, or related areas.

•             At least 10 years of professional experience, of which at least 5 years of experience of international consulting in development areas.

•             Proven experience in energy policy analysis and advisory role to senior government stakeholders.

•             Excellent English communication skills, both written and oral is required.

•             Experience of working in the Central/East Asia region is an advantage.

National public financial management expert       

•             Higher education degree in economics, public finance, financial management, or related areas.

•             At least 7 years of professional experience in PFM sector in Mongolia, including experience in working with the Ministry of Finance.

•             Proven experience in budget/public finance policy analysis and advisory role to government stakeholders.

•             Proven English communication skills, both written and oral.

National energy and environment sector expert or energy/environment economist

•             Higher education degree in energy, environment, or related areas.

•             At least 7 years of professional experience in energy and/or environment sectors in Mongolia, including experience in the area of air pollution issues faced in Ulaanbaatar.

•             Proven experience in energy policy analysis and advisory role to government stakeholders.

•             Proven English communication skills, both written and oral.

National institutional/governance expert

•             Higher education degree in public administration, or related areas.

•             At least 7 years of professional experience in public administration sector and/or institutional reforms in Mongolia.

•             Proven experience in public policy analysis and advisory role to government stakeholders.

•             Proven English communication skills, both written and oral.

•             Higher education degree in each listed expertise area.

•             Proven experience conducting similar analysis in their respective area.

•             Good understanding of current air pollution issues faced in Ulaanbaatar.

The Offerors are strongly recommended to thoroughly examine the bid solicitation document RFP/2017/002 in preparing your technical and financial proposals.

Proposals must be submitted in sealed envelopes on or before 10 a.m. 1 May 2017, Ulaanbaatar time at the below address.

 

UNDP Mongolia

UN House 14201, 14 UN Street , Sukhbaatar district, Ulaanbaatar

Tel: +976(11) 327585, Ext.115, Fax: +976(11) 326221

E-submission: bids.mn@undp.org

 

The UNDP reserves the right to accept or reject, in part or whole, any or all of the proposals at any time without assigning any reason.

 

UNDP, UN House, 14 UN Street, Sukhbaatar district, Ulaanbaatar-14210, Mongolia,

Tel:  +976 (11) 327585; Fax: + 976 (11) 326221; Satellite Tel: 873 382 420 350/1; Satellite fax: 873 382 420 352

Website: http://www.mn.undp.org e-mail: registry.mn@undp.org

 

 

Small Business Initiative - Building Effective Business Membership Organizations

 | Published April 13, 2017  -  Deadline May 12, 2017
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Programme Description:

In December 2015, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the 'EBRD' or the 'Bank') entered into an agreement with the European Union to implement a Programme in support of SMEs through the EU's Asia Investment Facility. The 'Support for Mongolian Economic Diversification through SME Access to Finance' Programme (the 'Programme') combines access to finance with access to know-how for SMEs, thereby reflecting the holistic approach of the EBRD's Small Business Initiative.
Specifically, the Programme envisages the following activities:
o Indirect financing to SMEs via credit lines through EBRD partner banks
o Risk-sharing/Co-financing with EBRD partner banks
o Tailored business advice to SMEs and
o Policy dialogue to improve the business environment and domestic financial intermediation.
Under this umbrella, the EBRD seeks to also strengthen institutional capacity of a selected number of Business Membership Organisations (the 'Partner BMOs'), representing SMEs.

Assignment Description:

The Bank now intends to engage a consulting company (the 'Consultant') to provide capacity building services to ten partner BMOs (the 'Assignment'). The objective of this Assignment is to improve BMO's commercial sustainability by providing targeted assistance to partner BMOs including the following areas:
o Improve operational efficiency;
o Build managerial capacity;
o Increase outreach and
o Improve and diversify member services.

Partner BMOs will be selected prior to the beginning of the Assignment by the EBRD, based on outreach and regional coverage, existing service delivery capacity, maturity and absorption capacity to maximise impact of the Assignment.

The contracting entity shall be the EBRD.

The selected Consultant is expected to provide the following services:

1. Needs assessment for each selected BMO (approx. 2.5 months): The consultant will carry out an in-depth evaluation of each partner BMO, focussing on all areas of strategic importance, including commercial sustainability, operational efficiency, qualities of services and outreach capacity. The scope of work will include, among others the following (i) Gap and SWOT analysis of each partner BMO; (ii) Review of review of relevant strategic and operational documents of each BMO and (iii) group or individual interviews with staff and management of the beneficiary BMOs and potential members of the beneficiary association.

2. Identification of areas of intervention and action planning (approx. 1.5 months): Based on the findings of the needs assessment, the Consultant shall propose a set of recommendations for tailored capacity building activities for each partner BMO, in line with international best practices.
The scope of this phase will include (i) preparation of an action plan for capacity building for each partner BMO, including timeline and milestones, baseline assessment and a set of SMART KPIs, determining expected results for each partner BMO; (ii) presentation and discussion of action plans to the EBRD and partner BMOs for approval; and (iii) developing a set of SMART KPIs, determining expected results for the overall Assignment.

3. Implementation of capacity building action plans (approx. 12 months): The Consultant shall implement agreed action plans for each partner BMO, including, though not limited to, the following (i) developing and introducing specific products, tools and/or processes; (ii) train management staff and others to independently utilise the new tools and processes; (iii) introducing and conducting efficient and effective monitoring and reporting procedures; (iv) implement a pilot phase and re-assess actions plans thereafter.
The Consultant is expected to follow EBRD reporting guidelines and provide contributions where requested.

Status of Selection Process: Interested firms or groups of firms (consortiums) are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest (EoI).
Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in August 2017 and has an estimated overall duration of 16 months.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 600,000.00 (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 European Commission under the Asia Investment Facility. Please note that 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 (consortiums) preferably with an established network and presence in Mongolia or the region and with previous project experience related to the following:

1. Designing and building the capacity of BMOs serving SMEs, particularly linked to strengthen operational and management efficiency and effectiveness, improve member services and improve outreach capacity;
2. Implementation of needs assessments for BMOs and formulation of action plans linked to achieving sustainability;
3. Working in SME development in Mongolia, Central Asia and/or locations with a comparable business environment;
4. Experience in working with the international organisations and EU-funded programmes will be an asset.

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

Key Expert No 1 (Team Leader) with:
• preferably 7 years of previous international experience managing the implementation of large scale capacity development projects for BMOs serving SMEs;
• Excellent spoken and written English. Knowledge in Mongolian would be an advantage.

Key Expert No 2 (Institutional Capacity Building Expert) with:
• Preferably 7 years of previous international experience in the design and implementation of capacity building projects for BMOs serving SMEs; including developing new products, internal processes, operational models, MIS systems and M&E frameworks;
• Excellent spoken and written English. Knowledge in Mongolian would be an advantage.

Key Expert No 3 (Needs Assessment Expert) with:
• Preferably 5 years of previous international experience in conducting needs assessments for BMOs;
• Excellent spoken and written English. Knowledge in Mongolian would be an advantage.

Key Experts No 4 (Pool of Local Experts) consisting of experts with:
• experience in conducting needs assessment studies;
• experience in implementation of trainings and workshops; ICT and management information systems, re-organisation, marketing and communications
• a well-established network and presence in Mongolia;
• Strong IT and organisational skills;
• Spoken and written English and Mongolian fluency.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The above information should not exceed 25 pages excluding CVs and contact sheet.

The complete expression of interest (including CVs, Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet) should be submitted, in English electronically through e-Selection, to reach the Bank not later than the closing date. The expression of interest shall be one file (pdf), not exceeding 4MB. The EBRD reserves the right to reject applications of firms submitting more than one file.

Bank Contact Person:

Sevi Simavi
Technical Co-operation
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
e-mail: simavis@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 shortlisting criteria are:

1 Firm's previous project experience in implementation of needs assessments as well as designing and implementing capacity building activities for BMOs serving SMEs, particularly linked to strengthen operational and management efficiency and effectiveness, improve member services and increase outreach capacity (30%);
2 Firm's previous project experience in implementing similar assignments in Mongolia, Central Asia or locations with comparable business environment (10%);
3 CVs of Key Experts (1-3) (40%);
4 CVs of Key Local Experts (20%).

MN-Mining Infrastructure Investment Supp - P118109

Mining Infrastructure Investment Support Project (MINIS) | Published December 11, 2014  -  Deadline December 26, 2014
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Selection Of Consulting Firm To Develop Feasibility Study On Domestic And Industrial Water Supply Network In Southgobi Region And Development Of Design Of Water Transmission System For Domestic And Industrial Water Supply From Groundwater Deposit At Balg MINING INFRASTRUCTUREINVESTMENT SUPPORT PROJECT ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES ? FIRMS SELECTION) Mongolia Mining Infrastructure Investment Support Project Credit No. 4888-MN Assignment Title: Selection of consulting firm to developfeasibility study on domestic and industrial water supply network in South Gobi region and development of design ofwatertransmission system for domestic and industrial water supply from groundwater deposit at Balgas Ulaanlake Reference No. #WB/MOF/MINIS/CS/QCBS/1.1.7 (f)/2014 The Government of Mongolia (GoM) has received financing from the World Bank in an amountequivalent to US$ 25 million, toward the cost of Mining Infrastructure Investment Support Project (MINIS), and intends to applypart of the proceeds for consulting services. The consulting services ("the Services") include developing a feasibility study ondomestic and industrial water supply network in South Gobi region and development of design of water transmission system fordomestic and industrial water supply from groundwater deposit at Balgas Ulaan lakeproject. The main goals of this consulting service is to develop a feasibility study on domestic andindustrial water supply networkin South Gobi region and development of design of water transmission system for domestic andindustrial water supply from groundwater deposit at Balgas Ulaan lake. Following two individual parts should be conducted togetheraccording to the implementation of the project: -          The feasibility study on domestic and industrial water supply in South Gobiregion -          The detailed engineering design of water supply system to provide domestic and industrialwater from groundwater resource in Balgas Ulaan Lake Theassignment is expected to commence in the second quarter of 2015. Duration of the assignment is expected to be 15 months(a total of 196 Consultant staff months). The Mining Infrastructure Investment Support Project now invites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants")to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that theyhave the required qualifications andrelevant experience to perform the Services. The short listing criteria are: At least 2 similarprojects and at least 10 years of experience on field of settled areas water supply, environment, ecology, socialand feasibilitydesign. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to the paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultantsunder IBRD Loans & IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers January 2011 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth theWorld Bank's policy on conflict of interest when providing information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications andrelevant experience to perform the Services. Consultants may associate with other firms in the formof a joint venture or a sub consultancy to enhance their qualifications. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with theQuality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS) Method, the method set out in the ConsultantGuidelines. Further information can be obtained at the addressbelow during office hours 0800 to1700. Interestedconsultants may obtain the detailed TOR of the assignment at www.minis.mn This Expression of interest is published in Englishand Mongolian language. The Terms of Reference is also in English and Mongolian language. If there is any discrepancy between theEnglish and Mongolian texts of the Terms of Reference and Invitation for Request for Expression of Interest English text shallprevail. Expressions of interest must be delivered in English language in a written form to theaddress below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by 15:00 hours (Ulaanbaatar time) 26 December, 2014 Project Implementation Unit Mining Infrastructure Investment Support Project (MINIS) Attn: B. Odonchimeg, ProcurementSpecialist Arig Center building, Suite # 401, Jamyan GunStreet-10, Khoroo1, Sukhbaatar District, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia Tel: +976 7011 2689; Fax: +976 7011 2689 E-mail: odonchimegb@minis.mn cc to: baigali@minis.mn. Web site: www.minis.mn

Mongolia: Desert Solar Power Project - Lenders' Technical and Environmental Advisor

 | Published October 19, 2016  -  Deadline November 4, 2016
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AMENDMENT ISSUED 31 OCTOBER 2016:

1- PLEASE NOTE THAT INTERESTED CONSULTANTS ARE INVITED TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS IN LINE WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OUTLINED IN THIS PROCUREMENT NOTICE.

2 - THE CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF PROPOSALS IS EXTENDED UNTIL FRIDAY 4 NOVEMENT AT 16:00 LONDON TIME.

Project Description: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the "EBRD" or the "Bank") and other potential lenders (collectively the Lenders)are considering financing the development, construction and operation of a 30MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant located 460km southeast of Ulaanbaatar (UB) near the city of Sainshand at the border of the Gobi desert (the Project). The Project site measures approximately 714,000sqm and will be connected to one of the ends of the central grid through an existing 35/110 kV substation located 3km from the project site.

Assignment Description: EBRD intends to engage a consultant to advise the Lenders in relation to (i) technical and (ii) environmental, health and safety and social (“EHSS”) aspects of the Project with the scope of work described below. A non-exhaustive list of the technical and EHSS aspects the Consultant is expected to address is in Annexes 2 (technical) and 3 (EHSS), as further described below.

Please see detailed Terms of Reference for the Assignment.

Assignment Duration: Phase 1 Technical Due Diligence and Financial Close Support is tentatively expected to last up to 8 months; Phase 2 Construction monitoring is expected to last 9 months; and Phase 3 Operations Monitoring shall comprise of semi-annual visits during the first year of operation and one annual visit following the second year of operation.


Cost Estimate for the Assignment for all three Phases: EUR 200,000; 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 Bank's special status as an IFI and state this to the Bank in their response to the Invitation for Expressions of Interest. To the extent that a consultant incurs input VAT on goods and services 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 budget.


Eligibility: There are no consultant nationality eligibility restrictions.


Consultant Profile:

In addition to appropriate experience with solar projects, the Consultant will be a firm or group of firms with appropriate experience acting as a technical advisor to power projects in Mongolia, and a deep demonstrable expertise in and understanding of the Mongolian grid and challenges of integrating renewable energy into the Mongolian grid.

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

i) A Team Leader who will be responsible to coordinate tasks and activities and liaise with the EBRD and the Company. The Team Leader will be an engineer with at least 10 years professional experience in the engineering design and construction of PV projects;

ii) A Senior Project Engineer with approximately 10 years of experience in the project management of construction of PV projects and project cost estimations with very good knowledge of the recent EPC and O&M contracts market conditions;

iii) Other key experts, such as civil, mechanical, electrical and environment engineers with approximately 5 years of experience in design and operation of the main and auxiliary systems of PV projects;

iv) Environment, Health and Safety Specialist with approximately 5 years of experience assessing projects against EBRD and/or other IFI requirements.

v) Social Specialist with approximately 5 years of experience assessing projects against EBRD and/or other IFI requirements, preferably with project experience in Mongolia and/or the region; and

vi) A Technical Expert with an engineering degree and with approximately 5 years’ experience in solar farm and solar energy yield assessment.

Submission Requirements: Interested consultants are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest.


In order to determine the qualifications and competence of consulting firms 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. Proposed work plan and methodology.

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

5. Financial Proposal in the format provided, broken down separately into Technical and Environmental components and Phase 1,2 & 3.

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

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

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

The 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 proposal into further files.

Bank Contact Person:

Larissa Gosling

Technical Co-operation

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

One Exchange Square

London EC2A 2JN

Tel: + 44 20 7338 6338

e-mail: goslingl@ebrd.com

(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. The highest-ranked consultant will be selected from a shortlist and be invited to negotiate the contract.

2. The evaluation criteria are:

a) Consultant's Experience in similar assignments (15%)

b) Consultant's experience in the power sector in Mongolia (35%)

c) Qualification and experience of Key experts proposed (15%)

d) Proposed work plan and methodology (10%)

e) Financial proposal – total price (25%).

Review and Assessment of Hazardous Waste Management Capacity

 | Published October 26, 2016  -  Deadline November 23, 2016
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Project Description:
Due to the rapid urbanization and industrial development in Mongolia for the last decades, waste generation has been significantly increased causing serious threats to the environment and human health. Hazardous waste is discharged together with household waste in open dumps and landfills and in many cases it is stored in inappropriate conditions in economic entities resulting in a high level of risk of environmental damage. As of 2008, 10,800 tons of hazardous waste was generated in Ulaanbaatar city annually, out of which approximately 8,000 tons is targeted for incineration, 1,300 tons for recycling, approximately 1,000 tons for landfill and 500 tons for physical/chemical treatment. Based on these numbers, it is estimated that about 27,000-54,000 tons of hazardous waste is generated annually throughout the country. According to the 2014 inventory of obsolete chemicals, it was revealed that 369 tonnes and 69,000 litres of outdated chemicals are stored in 297 economic entities in 139 soums (administrative unit) of 21 provinces. It is estimated that 55.6% of these chemicals are stored in workplace, 25.4% in inappropriate storage and 2.6% in open areas.

The Government of Mongolia has requested the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the EBRD or the Bank) to provide technical assistance to assess current controls for the management of hazardous waste and subsequently develop recommendations to improve hazardous waste management in Mongolia. The Bank therefore intends to engage a consulting company (the Consultant) to undertake an assessment of hazardous waste management practices in Mongolia, develop priority recommendations to improve hazardous waste management and deliver a capacity building programme for ministry officials (the Project).

The expected outcome of the Project is a comprehensive assessment of the current controls in place for management of hazardous waste, and based on this to develop a set of prioritised recommendations to improve the management of hazardous waste in Mongolia.

The selected Consultant is expected to provide the following services:

1. Assessment of current situation
• Complete a review and analysis of current laws and regulations in relation to hazardous waste management in Mongolia;
• Assessment of government resources and capacity to oversee, enforce and implement existing regulatory regime;
• Assessment of the institutional capacity of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) to oversee implementation of legislation with existing staff levels, skills and institutional organisation;

2. Preliminary inventory of Existing Hazardous Waste
• Review data of current stockpiles, and estimates of annual hazardous waste generation in Ulaanbaatar and Mongolia as a whole;
• review relevant data and undertake some verification in terms of balancing volumes generated with disposal routes, and visual inspection/technical reviews of the various handling, storage, disposal, treatment and recycling options being used for hazardous waste;
• review main existing waste recycling operations in Ulaanbaatar to assess existing and possible additional hazardous waste recycling and reuse opportunities that are or can be operated in line with Mongolian regulations and Good International Practice..

3. Capacity Building Programme
• Review existing level of knowledge and skills of the MET in relation to hazardous waste management, and conduct a needs assessment of their qualifications and training;
• Design and deliver a training programme for MET staff based on the needs assessment consisting of three (3) one week modules of training. Each module would be of a duration of five days. The Consultant shall design the technical content of the training module to be agreed with MET in advance;
• Design and deliver a one week international study tour to demonstrate hazardous waste management practices in a developed country. The Consultant shall prepare a proposal for a study tour with the participation of up to 5 MET staff, including organisation of all related travel, itinerary and associated logistics. The Consultant is expected to meet all related expenses (travel, full board and accommodation) for the study tour.

4. Prioritised Action Plan
• Develop a prioritized action plan addressing the management of hazardous waste in Mongolia based on the outcomes of situation analysis and preliminary inventory;
• Identify opportunities for new ventures to handle, transport, treat, use, recycle and dispose of wastes, as well as opportunities for private investment.

5. Awareness Raising Campaign
• Initiate tasks and develop proposals for development of a public awareness campaign on hazardous waste aimed at industry stakeholders and the general public.
• Develop a medium term strategy for MET to raise awareness of hazardous waste in Mongolia among key stakeholder groups.

A copy of the terms of reference can be accessed here.

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 December 2016 and has an estimated overall duration of 8 months.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 250,000 (exclusive of VAT). Subject to availability of funding. 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 anticipated that the Project will be funded by the EBRD Shareholder Special Fund. Please note selection and contracting will be subject to the availability of funding.

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms preferably with previous project experience related to the following areas:

1. Analysis/assessment of hazardous waste management issues world-wide and implementation of hazardous waste management/waste management issues in line with Good International Practice;
2. Design and delivery of environmental training programmes for government officials, preferably in waste management or a related area;
3. Organisation and delivery of study tours and developing public awareness campaigns for governments preferably on waste management and/or environmental issues in Mongolia and/or Central Asia.

It is expected that the Consultant shall have a record of extensive (10 years or more) international project experience in hazardous waste management issues and previous project experience in Mongolia on environmental issues including waste management issues.


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

Key Expert No 1: Team Leader with preferably 15 years or more previous project experience in the environmental and hazardous waste sectors working with International Financial Institutions and governments on environmental policy and capacity building;

Key Expert No 2: Senior Environmental Engineer with preferably 15 years or more previous project experience in hazardous waste handling and treatment technologies;

Key Expert No 3: Waste Management Expert with preferably 10 years or more previous project experience in hazardous waste management assessments, environmental assessments and delivering environmental training programmes.

Key Expert No 4: Local Project Liaison Officer based in Mongolia with preferably 10 years or more previous project experience on environmental issues with fluency in Mongolian and English language.

It is expected that one or more of Key Experts 1-3 shall have previous project experience in Mongolia.

Non-key experts are expected to include:
• Media expert
• Study tour coordinator

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

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

2. Details of previous project experience or similar assignments particularly undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contract value, contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided (if different from duration), main activities, objectives. (max. 5 pages)

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. (max. 10 pages)

4. A preliminary methodology/action plan designed to achieve the objectives of this Project. (max. 10 pages).

5.. 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 30 pages (or any of the individual limits set forth in items 1 through 4 above. Failure to adhere to these limits may result in disqualification of the submission.

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)


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 as follows:
(a) Firm’s previous project experience in analysis/assessment of hazardous waste management issues and implementation of hazardous waste management/waste management issues (20%)
(b) Firm’s previous project experience in designing and delivering environmental training programmes for government officials, preferably in waste management or related environmental issues in Mongolia and/or Central Asia (15%)
(c) Firm’s previous project experience in organising and delivering study tours (5%)
(d) CV of Key Expert 1 - 10%
(e) CVs of Key Expert Nos 2-4 - 20%
(f) Adequacy of the preliminary action plan and methodology - 30%

Mongolia Multi-Sector TA - P119825

PMU, MSTAP, Ministry of Finance | Published August 16, 2016  -  Deadline August 29, 2016
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International Consultant To Develop A Roadmap For Implementation Of Comprehensive Mswf Effort REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES ? INDIVIDUALCONSULTANT SELECTION) Country: MONGOLIA Project name: MULTI-SECTORAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROJECT Credit No: 47770 Assignment Title: International Consultant to Develop a Roadmap forimplementation of comprehensive MSWF effort Reference No: A1.4.1.1 Human Development Fund (HDF) of Mongolia is to be remodeled andredesigned into a long-term government savings fund - Future Heritage Fund (FHF) in accordance with the Law on FHF that wassuccessfully passed inFebruary of 2016. The Fiscal Stability Fund (FSF), an integral part of the Government ofMongolia's sovereign wealth funds (MSWFs), was established pursuant to the Fiscal Stability Law with objective of promoting mediumand long-term fiscal stability in the face of volatility in commodity prices. In order to develop FHF and FSF (hereinafter collectively referred to asthe "Mongolian Sovereign Wealth Funds"), it is necessary to design and execute a comprehensive sovereign funds managementeffort. The Ministry of Finance has been working to strengthen the organizational structure, fund management rulesand practices in line with international best practices of sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) and improving the current system into afunctioning SWF mechanism. The objective is to preserve the value ofthe savings by making efficient financial investments for longterm capital appreciation. After much consideration and internal review, the Ministry ofFinance has identified several outputs asessential to the ongoing effort to build a transparent and effective SWF based on the leading edge industry standards. The consulting services ("the Services") is to develop a roadmap and/or implementation plan which details and itemizes allsteps needed to create a fully functioning SWF that is compliant with Mongolian laws and regulations. This shall include specifyingthe individual components of creation process for the MSWFs and preparing the supporting documents along with detailed costestimates and timelines/schedules. SCOPE OF WORK: As a prerequisite, potential candidatesshould conduct preliminary study,prepare and deliver the following when submitting the letter of intention and other relevant documentation: Study roles,objectives and projected financial flows of Mongolian SWFs, both existing and envisaged with the recently passedlegislation;Select at least three similar organizations/funds to be considered as an example and reference ofinternational practice, and explain the rationale for such selection consideringthe pros and cons of the selected options;Prepare work load estimate: an estimate in terms of man hours required forcompletion of each task as defined below. Key responsibilities under this assignment will include the followingtasks, but not limited to: Task 1 ? Development of the organizational Chart for FutureHeritageFund 1.1 Based on study of legislative framework in Mongolia and relevantinternational best practice, develop an organizational chart for Future Heritage Fund (FHF) and investment management entity asenvisaged in the Law on Future Heritage Fund; 1.2 Considering thegeographical location, financial flows and dynamicsof the fund, identify necessary structure i.e. branches and sublets of the main office and incorporate them into the proposedorganizational chart. Task 2 ? Design of Work Flow Chart: 2.1Specify individual components of the creation process for the FHF and consolidate the processes in a single graphicrepresentation; 2.2 Assess the capacity, technical and knowledge baseof institution(s) mandated with establishment of thefund and its investment management entity; 2.3 Identify needs in terms of human resource, finances, infrastructure andother assistance that may be necessary for the relevant government organizations and other institutions to carry out the abovefunction. Task 3 ? Comprehensive Implementation Plan: 3.1 Develop detaileddescription of each component/activity mentioned inTask 2 in the Work Flow Chart; 3.2 Based on the study of legislative frameworkinMongolia, prepare an implementation plan detailing sequenced time estimate for each component along with an itemized andaggregated time/cost/man hour estimate. The estimation should reflect the cost that would need to be budgeted in the StateBudget. 3.3 Prepare explanation of responsibility for each component. 3.4 Develop monitoring and evaluation guidelines to assessthe impact and achievements of the implementation process; 3.5 Prepare relevant terms of reference (ToR) for consultancy and/ortechnical assistancy (TA) to be hired (as necessary) to assist with the implementation process. Task4: Undertake such other tasks as reasonably requested and assigned by the Director of the Financial AssetManagement Division of the Financial Policy Department and Director-General of FPD of Ministry of Finance in developing relativedocuments pertaining to planning and managing the process on establishment of the fund, investment management entity and otherrelated topics. THE SHORTLISTINGCRITERIA ARE: Education: A suitable candidate should have master's degree in relevant field: finance, publicfinance, management or other relevant fields; Experience: Candidate should have at least 10 year's professional experience, preferably atmanagerial and/or executive position, in corporate management, governance and operations, public finance, investment management,with specific experience in corporate management, management and analysis of investment funds or sovereign wealth funds businessadministration, project management, and other related fields and possess good research skills. Language skills: Fluent written andspoken skills in English; Computerliteracy: Be proficient in PC based applications such as Wordand Excel,and have excellent web research and navigation skills; Excellent analytical, organizational, communication and interpersonalskills with theability to function effectively and collaboratively in a team environment; high integrity andaccountability; CONTRACTDURATION: The consultant's work is expected to commence in September 2016. The contract will be for a period of 1.5months (30 working days equivalent of 6weeks) on full time basis. The MSTA Project ImplementationUnit now invites eligible individual consultants to express their interestin providing the services. Interested consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the requiredqualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. Cover letterindicating why she/he considers her/himself suitable for the position,Detailed CV highlighting relevantskills/experience,Copy of diplomas or certificates and,2 reference letters from previous last twoemployers. The consultant will be selectedin accordance with the World Bank Guidelines: Selection and Employment ofConsultants by the World Bank Borrowers. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 and 1.11 ofthe World Bank's Guidelines-http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTPROCUREMENT/Resources/ConGuid-10-06-RevMay10-ev2.pdf  published by the Bank in May 2004 and revised in October 1, 2006 and May 1, 2010("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict ofinterest and eligibility. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a writtenform to the addressbelow by e-mail (must be in PDF format) before 2 p.m on August 29, 2016 (local time, Ulan-bator,Mongolia). Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Thesubmitted documents will not be returned to the applicants. Incomplete applications would not be considered. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours: 8:00 to 17:00 hours (local Ulaanbaatartime). Attn: Ms.Otgonbaigal, Procurement specialist, Project Management Unit The World Bank ?Multi-Sectoral Technical AssistanceProject, Room #205, Negdsen undestnii 8/2, 4th khoroo, Chingeltei District, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia Tel:+976-70110582 Fax: +976-70110582 E-mail: procurement@mstapmof.mn

Mongolia Multi-Sector TA - P119825

PMU, MSTAP, Ministry of Finance | Published May 31, 2016  -  Deadline August 15, 2016
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International Consultant To Develop A Roadmap For Implementation Of Comprehensive Mswf Effort REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES ? INDIVIDUALCONSULTANT SELECTION) Country: MONGOLIA Project name: MULTI-SECTORAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROJECT Credit No: 47770 Assignment Title: International Consultant to Develop a Roadmap forimplementation of comprehensive MSWF effort Reference No: A1.4.1.1 Human Development Fund (HDF) of Mongolia is to be remodeled andredesigned into a long-term government savings fund - Future Heritage Fund (FHF) in accordance with the Law on FHF that wassuccessfully passed inFebruary of 2016. The Fiscal Stability Fund (FSF), an integral part of the Government ofMongolia's sovereign wealth funds (MSWFs), was established pursuant to the Fiscal Stability Law with objective of promoting mediumand long-term fiscal stability in the face of volatility in commodity prices. In order to develop FHF and FSF (hereinafter collectively referred to asthe "Mongolian Sovereign Wealth Funds"), it is necessary to design and execute a comprehensive sovereign funds managementeffort. The Ministry of Finance has been working to strengthen the organizational structure, fund management rulesand practices in line with international best practices of sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) and improving the current system into afunctioning SWF mechanism. The objective is to preserve the value ofthe savings by making efficient financial investments for longterm capital appreciation. After much consideration and internal review, the Ministry ofFinance has identified several outputs asessential to the ongoing effort to build a transparent and effective SWF based on the leading edge industry standards. The consulting services ("the Services") is to develop a roadmap and/or implementation plan which details and itemizes allsteps needed to create a fully functioning SWF that is compliant with Mongolian laws and regulations. This shall include specifyingthe individual components of creation process for the MSWFs and preparing the supporting documents along with detailed costestimates and timelines/schedules. SCOPE OF WORK: As a prerequisite, potential candidatesshould conduct preliminary study,prepare and deliver the following when submitting the letter of intention and other relevant documentation: Study roles,objectives and projected financial flows of Mongolian SWFs, both existing and envisaged with the recently passedlegislation;Select at least three similar organizations/funds to be considered as an example and reference ofinternational practice, and explain the rationale for such selection consideringthe pros and cons of the selected options;Prepare work load estimate: an estimate in terms of man hours required forcompletion of each task as defined below. Key responsibilities under this assignment will include the followingtasks, but not limited to: Task 1 ? Development of the organizational Chart for FutureHeritageFund 1.1 Based on study of legislative framework in Mongolia and relevantinternational best practice, develop an organizational chart for Future Heritage Fund (FHF) and investment management entity asenvisaged in the Law on Future Heritage Fund; 1.2 Considering thegeographical location, financial flows and dynamicsof the fund, identify necessary structure i.e. branches and sublets of the main office and incorporate them into the proposedorganizational chart. Task 2 ? Design of Work Flow Chart: 2.1Specify individual components of the creation process for the FHF and consolidate the processes in a single graphicrepresentation; 2.2 Assess the capacity, technical and knowledge baseof institution(s) mandated with establishment of thefund and its investment management entity; 2.3 Identify needs in terms of human resource, finances, infrastructure andother assistance that may be necessary for the relevant government organizations and other institutions to carry out the abovefunction. Task 3 ? Comprehensive Implementation Plan: 3.1 Develop detaileddescription of each component/activity mentioned inTask 2 in the Work Flow Chart; 3.2 Based on the study of legislative frameworkinMongolia, prepare an implementation plan detailing sequenced time estimate for each component along with an itemized andaggregated time/cost/man hour estimate. The estimation should reflect the cost that would need to be budgeted in the StateBudget. 3.3 Prepare explanation of responsibility for each component. 3.4 Develop monitoring and evaluation guidelines to assessthe impact and achievements of the implementation process; 3.5 Prepare relevant terms of reference (ToR) for consultancy and/ortechnical assistancy (TA) to be hired (as necessary) to assist with the implementation process. Task4: Undertake such other tasks as reasonably requested and assigned by the Director of the Financial AssetManagement Division of the Financial Policy Department and Director-General of FPD of Ministry of Finance in developing relativedocuments pertaining to planning and managing the process on establishment of the fund, investment management entity and otherrelated topics. THE SHORTLISTINGCRITERIA ARE: Education: A suitable candidate should have master's degree in relevant field: finance, publicfinance, management or other relevant fields; Experience: Candidate should have at least 10 year's professional experience, preferably atmanagerial and/or executive position, in corporate management, governance and operations, public finance, investment management,with specific experience in corporate management, management and analysis of investment funds or sovereign wealth funds businessadministration, project management, and other related fields and possess good research skills. Language skills: Fluent written andspoken skills in English; Computerliteracy: Be proficient in PC based applications such as Wordand Excel,and have excellent web research and navigation skills; Excellent analytical, organizational, communication and interpersonalskills with theability to function effectively and collaboratively in a team environment; high integrity andaccountability; CONTRACTDURATION: The consultant's work is expected to commence in September 2016. The contract will be for a period of 1.5months (30 working days equivalent of 6weeks) on full time basis. The MSTA Project ImplementationUnit now invites eligible individual consultants to express their interestin providing the services. Interested consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the requiredqualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. Cover letterindicating why she/he considers her/himself suitable for the position,Detailed CV highlighting relevantskills/experience,Copy of diplomas or certificates and,2 reference letters from previous last twoemployers. The consultant will be selectedin accordance with the World Bank Guidelines: Selection and Employment ofConsultants by the World Bank Borrowers. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 and 1.11 ofthe World Bank's Guidelines-http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTPROCUREMENT/Resources/ConGuid-10-06-RevMay10-ev2.pdf  published by the Bank in May 2004 and revised in October 1, 2006 and May 1, 2010("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict ofinterest and eligibility. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a writtenform to the addressbelow by e-mail (must be in PDF format) before 2 p.m on August 15, 2016 (local time, Ulan-bator,Mongolia). Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Thesubmitted documents will not be returned to the applicants. Incomplete applications would not be considered. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours: 8:00 to 17:00 hours (local Ulaanbaatartime). Attn: Ms.Otgonbaigal, Procurement specialist, Project Management Unit The World Bank ?Multi-Sectoral Technical AssistanceProject, Room #205, Negdsen undestnii 8/2, 4th khoroo, Chingeltei District, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia Tel:+976-70110582 Fax: +976-70110582 E-mail: procurement@mstapmof.mn

Mongolia Multi-Sector TA - P119825

Project Management Unit, MSTAP | Published June 10, 2016  -  Deadline June 23, 2016
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International Consultant On Reforming Law On Deposits, Loans And Banking Transaction (individual) REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OFINTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES ?INDIVIDUALCONSULTANT SELECTION) Country:MONGOLIA Projectname: MULTI-SECTORAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROJECT Credit No: 47770 AssignmentTitle: InternationalConsultant on Reforming Law on Deposits, Loans and Banking Transaction(Individual); Reference No: C2.1.5.4 In 1995, the Lawon deposits, loans and banking transactions in Mongolia was passed first toallow for relations deposit taking by legal entity, the settlement oftransaction through banks and other financial intermediaries, and theoperations related to loan granting and its repayment. Throughout thenext 20years, the banking sector has been developing and expanding continuously interms of products and services, and range of operations, thus causingthe lawto be incompatible with the current economic context and raising the need toimplement relevant changes to the legislation. For instance, the financialservices offered such as credit/debit cards, internet banking and mobilebanking introduced in the banking system few years ago, are not currently regulatedby the current legislations. In addition to that, provisions related to feesand commissions, operations for repayment of loans are also not well reflectedin the corresponding laws, hindering effective operations of the commercialbanks. Moreover, there is no provision in the law as to the maximum number ofaccounts for individuals and legal entities. That is, account holderscouldpotentially misuse his or her account for illicit purposes, one of which couldbe to avoid taxes or fall victim to financial fraud. Under the legislation, thedocuments required to open a new account for legal entities, individuals, NGOs,foundations, religious organizations are not clearly differentiated. Thus, theBank of Mongolia (BoM) is aware of the growing need to improve the structureand content of the law on deposits, loans and banking transactions and planningto implement the new law. The newlaw couldenhance current legal environment of the banking system and reduce operationalrisks for the banks. Therefore, in order to change the law in accordance withthe international best practices in the Mongolian context, the BOM islooking tohire a professional legal expert on the subject matter. The consulting services ("theServices") is todevelop draft law on deposits, loans and banking transactions. The consultantis expected to develop draft law on deposits, loans and banking transactionsand provide tailored recommendations for further actions to be taken on thesubject matter in line with international best practices commensuratewithMongolian context. Theconsultancy service consists of twophases where theinternational consultant will be required, but not limited to provideanassistance and proposals to the BOM officials on the following areas: Phase I: Home assignment with10 working days (2 weeks-offsite): A contract implementation planincluding concise description of activities, timelines and deliverables of thisTOR shall be prepared by the consultant within 5 working days after contractualcommencement of the consultancy service. This CIP shall be jointly agreed andapproved by the Client and the Consultant which will serve as a basisformeasuring progress on desired outcomes and goals for the entire consultancyservice;Review the current Law ondeposits,loans and banking transactions (Englishtranslated versions are available);Conduct researches on the internationalbest practices concerning legal provisions on deposits, loans and transactionsof banking operation;Develop a plan forthe concept ofthe new law;Based on thereview and research on the draft laws, organize discussions withBOM staffand other stakeholders and introduce the idea of the new law; Submit report on Phase I to the BOM. Phase II: Field assignment with 30working days (6weeks-onsite BOM): 7. Develop the draft law on deposits,loans and banking transactions; 8. Revise the draft lawincorporating commentsand suggestions of the Client; 9. Finalize the draft law on deposits,loans and banking transactions in accordance with all the requirements ofsubmission of drafting the law to the Parliament; 10. Prepare presentationregarding theconcept of the new law and amendments to be made and introduce it to the BOMmanagement; 11. Submit report on Phase II to theBOM; 12. Perform othertasks as reasonably requested by the BOM. The MSTA Project Implementation Unit now inviteseligible individual consultants to express their interest in providingthe services. Interested consultants shouldprovide information demonstrating that they have the required qualificationsand relevant experience to perform the Services. 1.       Cover letter indicating why she/he considersher/himself suitable for the position, 2.       Detailed CV highlighting skills/experience, 3.       Copyof diplomas or certificates and, 4.       2reference letters from previous last two employers. THESHORTLISTING CRITERIA ARE: Education: A suitablecandidate should have a master's degree or above in law, finance, oreconomics. Experience: o  Candidate should have at least 10 years of experience as a lawyer (anattorney), at least 3-5 years of which werein the finance and banking sector is strongly preferred. Candidateswho have previously held senior positions in the financial stabilityunits and/or as a financial sector supervisor/regulator would bepreferred;Thecandidate shall have proven track record of designing and implementingfinancial sector law and regulations, particularly for the bankingsector. Experience in developing and implementing legal framework relatedto banking sector will be strongly preferred. Languageskills: Fluency in writtenand spoken English. The candidateshall have high professional and personal integrity, and excellentcommunication and interpersonal skills along with the ability tocollaborate effectively with the BOM and across agencies, and ability tofunction independently without secretarial assistance. CONTRACTDURATION: Total duration of the consultancy is estimated to be40 working days (offsite 2 weeks and onsite 6 weeks). Expected commencementdate of the contract is in late July or in early August, 2016. The consultant will be selected inaccordance with the World BankGuidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by the World BankBorrowers, May 2004 (revised October 1, 2006 and May 1, 2010). The attention ofinterested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 and 1.11 of the World Bank'sGuidelines- http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTPROCUREMENT/Resources/ConGuid-10-06-RevMay10-ev2.pdf published by the Bank in May 2004 and revisedin October 1, 2006 and May 1, 2010 ("Consultant Guidelines"), settingforth theWorld Bank's policy on conflictofinterest and eligibility. Expressions of interest must be deliveredin a written form to the address below by e-mail (must be in PDF format) before 6:00 P.M(local time, Ulan-bator,Mongolia), June 23, 2016. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.The submitted documents will not be returned to the applicants. Incompleteapplications would not be considered. Further information can be obtained at the address below during officehours: 8:00 to 17:00 hours (local Ulaanbaatar time). Attn: Ms. Otgonbaigal, Procurementspecialist, ProjectManagement Unit TheWorld Bank ? Multi-Sectoral Technical Assistance Project, Room #205, Negdsen undestnii 8/2, 4th khoroo, ChingelteiDistrict, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia Tel: +976-70110582 Fax: +976-70110582 E-mail:procurement@mstapmof.mn

Mongolia Multi-Sector TA - P119825

The World Bank ? Multi-Sectoral Technical Assistance Project | Published March 9, 2015  -  Deadline March 23, 2015
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International Consultant To Develop An Improved Methodology And Practical Manual To Deliver Community Based Welfare Services To Number Of Targeted Group Of People REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST(Re-announcement) (CONSULTING SERVICES ? INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANTSELECTION) Country: MONGOLIA Project name: MULTI-SECTORAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROJECT Credit No: 47770 Assignment Title: International consultant to develop animproved methodology and practical manual to deliver community based welfare services to number of targeted group ofpeople Reference No:B.1.1.9.3 The Government ofMongolia hasreceived a credit from the International Development Association (IDA) for a Multi-Sectoral Technical AssistanceProject (MSTAP).  The aim of the project is toassist in improving the policy environment with the growing reliance of the budget on mineral revenues, causing the fiscalsituation to become precarious. The project is designedto improve fiscal policy and sustainability in a mineral based economy,protect the poor and vulnerable, and restore confidence in the financial sector. The project comprises of five components. Theobjectivesof the sub-component (B) ''Supporting Government Efforts to Better Protect the Poor'' of MSTAP is to improve capacity ofMinistry of Population development and social protection (MoPDSP) and assist government efforts of improving the efficacy of socialexpenditure in reaching the poor and at making the system sustainable from a fiscal standpoint. Under the first Social Welfare Law, introduced in 1995, all welfare assistance and serviceswere focused to the elderly, disabled individuals without care takers, and orphan children. Since then, the law has been amended 3times to expand the scope of social security payments and welfare activities. Theconcept of community based welfare services (CBWS) was first introduced by 2005 amendments to the Social Welfare Law and encouragedcivil society and private sector involvement in service delivery. CBWS program was implemented in 2 phases during 2006-2010 as thepilot activities. During the first phase (2006-2008), the following activities were done: ?           Survey on identification of the living condition and statusof the vulnerable group of people and poor households ?          Prioritize the needs of the poor and vulnerable group of people and households ?           Facilitate group buildingamong vulnerable and poor people ?           Start to implement  CBWS on contracts  basis with NGOs If you require additional information onthe consultancy service background information, please request from the email address indicated below. The objectives of the component (B) "Supporting Government Efforts to better protect the Poor" The consulting services ("the Services") is toreview the current CBWS (for elderly,  disabledpersons,  children in difficult conditions,victims of violence,  migrants,  single parents, drug addicted  and  homeless people, people released from prison, etc), service deliveryarrangements,  and provide methodological andpractical guidance for contracting out, managing, delivering and monitoring of CBWS. Theconsultant will carry out the following activities with total 26 workdays as 2 field-assignments. The local  consultant willassist Internationalconsultant to conductthese tasks. The international consultant willreview the current framework, arrangements and practicedelivery for CBWS and recommend concrete practical improvements (changes). It includes policy recommendations for the MPDSP andGOSWS on CBWS planning and delivery, development of a set of necessary practical guidelines, manuals for both welfare offices aswell as service providers. While themain guiding principles may apply to all CBWSs, specific guidelines and practical tools (manualetc) and recommendations are needed for each type of services as outlined in the Social Welfare Law. Specific guidance andrecommendations for monitoring of the service delivery are needed. In particular, the consultant will be responsible for thefollowing tasks: (I)Review of the existing practice ·        Review the existing practice of each type of the community basedwelfare services taking into account the existing methodology, methods, regulations and approaches employed ·         Conduct fieldvisits to randomly selected contracted NGOs, business entities as well as representatives of thetargeted groups ? service users. (II) Development of anoperational (practice) manual ·        Consult with the relevant staff at the ministry andagency ·         Draft an operational (practice) manual for each type of community based welfare services; including the following essential parts, but not limited to: o     conceptual framework (whyCBWS are for Mongolia and its features etc) o     overview of existing CBWSs and legal framework and regulations o     approaches and techniques usedfor each type of community based social welfare service o    guidelines for planning (how to identifythe needs and prioritizedifferent types of services in different communities?) o     selection of service providers ( how to select ? what requirements?) o     selection of service users and establishing services (how to select  beneficiaries? what criteria/principles tofollow?) o     service delivery (whatand how? what principles and standards/guidelines apply to,  etc) o     monitoring  and evaluation of CBWS in general and M&E indicators for eachtype ofservices o     funding for CBSW (how tofund the services, funding principles and criteria, etc) ·         Support Ministry and GOSWS  inpiloting andtesting practicability of an operational (practical) manual for community based welfare service delivery and make adjustments andrevisions as appropriate; (III) Capacity building Deliver training to the relevant staff at the ministry and agency on the following topics as the minimum(1.5-2 daystentatively): ·         Overview of the international practices on community based welfare services and the applicability of the bestpractices into the Mongolian context ·        Strengths and weaknesses of the current practice of planning anddelivering CBWS and policy recommendations ·        Overview of newly developed operational (practice) manual coveringeach type of CBSW services (including all essential parts mentioned under section II, Scope of work'. The MSTA Project Implementation Unit now invites eligibleindividual consultants to express their interest in providing the services.Interested consultants shouldprovide informationdemonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services (cover letter, CVs,description of similar assignments, two references from last two employers and experience in similar conditions). THE SHORTLISTING CRITERIA ARE: Education:  A suitable candidate should have post graduate degree in public administration, socialprotection or related discipline; Experience:  Incumbent should have at least 10 years of relevantprofessional experience, including consulting incommunity service development: v  Previous skills in designing and/or implementation of a CBWS, v Previous experience in CBWSrelated; v  Work experience in a developing country, preferably in social welfarefield; Language skills: Excellent oral and report writing skills in English; CONTRACT DURATION: The Expectedcommencement date of the contract is in March, 2015with duration of 26 working days. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank'sGuidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [underIBRDLoans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers, published by the Bank in May 2004 and revised in October 2006 ("Consultant Guidelines"),setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. Further information can be obtained at the address below duringoffice hours: 8:00 to 17:00 hours (local time). Consultant (individual consultant) willbe selected in accordance with the World BankGuidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers, May 2004 (revised in October 2006). Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the addressbelow in person,or by mail, or by e-mail (must be in PDF format) before 5:00 P.M (local time, Ulan-bator, Mongolia), March 23, 2015. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Mongolia Multi-Sector TA - P119825

The World Bank ? Multi-Sectoral Technical Assistance Project | Published October 9, 2014  -  Deadline October 23, 2014
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International Consultant (individual) On Creating Information Technology System In Field Of Bank Deposit Insurancemanagement In Mongolia REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST(RE-ANNOUNCEMENT) (CONSULTING SERVICES ? INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT SELECTION) Country: MONGOLIA Project name: MULTI-SECTORAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROJECT Credit No: 47770 Assignment Title: International Consultant (Individual) on Creating informationtechnology systemin field of Bank Deposit Insurance Management ReferenceNo: C1.3.1.1 Mongolia has adopted the law on "BankDeposit Insurance" in early 2013, which is intended to ensure stability of banking sector, protect deposits of individuals in banksand mitigate its risk. According to the law, the Deposit Insurance Corporation of Mongolia (DICoM) was established in June, 2013,members of National Committee on the Deposit Insurance have beenappointed and initial equity capital of the corporation wasfinanced from state financial sources and it is co-founded by the Mongolian Government and Mongolbank, and other potentialstakeholders can contribute to equity capital in the future. General Regulation act of the Corporation was approved by the jointordinance of Governor of Mongolbank and Minister of Finance in May, 2013. Operations of the corporation arecurrently in the initialstage and need to strengthen its capacity through adopting new instruments designed to expand bank deposit insurance and enhancingcapacity of the corporation including implementation of specific IT system in this area. Both the institutionalsystem of limited bank deposit insuranceand its legal basis are new subjects in financial sector of Mongolia.With regard to theserequirements, Financial Policy and Debt Management Department (FPDMDept) of the Ministry of Finance (MoF) is seeking to recruit aqualified international consultant under MSTAP to identifytechnical and functional requirements, recommend and assist in creating acomputer-based information system including pay out software, andensure its effective operations at the newly established DepositInsurance Corporation. The objective of thisassignment isto design, based on international best practices with consideration ofthe country specifics, an information technology systemcovering collection, analysis, and reporting of appropriate financial information on bank deposit insurance through a computernetwork system. The objective would also cover development of an efficient institutional structure of the system, and capacitybuilding program among its users. The consulting services ("theServices") is to assist DICoM toidentify technical and functional requirements, recommend and assist in creatinga computer-based informationsystem including pay out software, and ensure its effective operations at the newly established Deposit InsuranceCorporation. The scope ofwork: Key responsibilities will include following three phased activities: Phase I (5 working days at home-assignment and 20 workingdays in field-assignment, in total 25 working days): Review current ITsystem application status and specifics of bank deposit insurance system in Mongolia which will be prepared bychosen IT firm. Thatstudy will include its coverage frame and recommend appropriate functional and IT requirements considering international common andbest practice and the country circumstances; Prepare detailed specifications and action plan to implement computerized system that will be used for collectingand analyzing deposit insurance data, producing variety of reports for management and supervision purposes, decision making andtaking other relevant actions. Definecapacity building requirements for the DICoM on the ITsystem, and develop a capacity building action plan to be implemented in coming years. Help to choose theright software selection. Assist to prepare the tender documents (materials) for neededIT software (the payout software) and get started with the tender. The consultant should conduct possible activities related to Phase I within 5 working daysat home assignment before his/her first visit to Mongolia. (After performance of Phase I and beforecommencement of Phase II activities there will be a time gap approximately 60 days and during this time the consultant will free onthe consultancy service up to commencement date of Phase II). Phase II (5 working daysfor home-assignment and 10 working days for field-assignment, in total 15 working days): Within 5 days at home assignment the consultant should review and study all related documents which will be sent to him fromthe client. The consultant will contact and discuss with the chosen IT software company and advice on required specificationof the IT software if necessary. Oversee suitability and how satisfy the software DICoM's ITsystem requirements and assist them if any problem occurs in these areas. (After performance of Phase II and before commencement of Phase III activities there will be a time gap approximately 60days and during this time the consultant will free on the consultancy service up to commencement date of PhaseIII). Phase III (5 working days at home assignment and 35 working days for field-assignment, total 40working days): Assist in the selected softwareinstallation. Render required services to run for bank deposit insurance payout processing, and combine the software with relevant commercial banks for interfacing to each other. Insure the installed software is working properly. Assist ensuring security of server and internalnetworks and to advise privacy and safety of an each depositor's information and database in compliance with requirements mandatedby the Bank Deposit Insurance Law; Help to run practice stress test between DICoM and selectedcommercial bank; Guide IT officers how to use the system independently, and prepare through carry out workplace case studies and practices in field of suggested and newly installed specified software for data collecting, processing,deposit insurance risk payout  and their reportingpurposes; Organize short term training and workshops on how to use and maintain internal computer network and server designed todeposit insurance system development and daily assist in practical use it at work places by request of the client. Organize short term training and workshops for the member banks IT officers on how toupdate data automatically to the DICoM's software and server. During 5 working days at homeassignment on the phase the consultant should conductpossible activities related to 3.1-3.8 of the Phase III before third visit toMongolia. The MSTA ProjectImplementation Unit now invites eligible individual consultants to express their interest in providing theservices. Interested consultants should provideinformation demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services (coverletter indicating why he/she considers himself/her suitable for the position with detailed CV highlighting skills/experience ofsimilar assignments, copy of diplomas or certificates and two references from last two employers). THE SHORTLISTING CRITERIAARE: Education:  A suitable candidate should have agraduate degree in relevant field of information technology or finance/ banking; Experience:  Incumbent should have at least 12 years professionalexperience in field of information technology. -The candidate should have experiences of working oninformation technology in financial institutions, particularly in deposit insurance agency/or company would be anadvantage; Language skills: Fluent in written andspoken English; Information technology literacy:Be proficient in creating of PC based corporate information system and network, software solution, installation,applications andhave excellent web research and navigation skills; Excellentinterpersonal skills with the ability to function effectively and collaboratively in a team environment. CONTRACT DURATION: Theexpected tentative commencement of the assignment is at the end of October, 2014 for the total duration of96 calendar daysexcluding gaps of timing between Phase I- Phase II, and Phase II- Phase III for that will be executed related activities by theClient without the consultant during consultancy service deliverables and also gap time estimated for submission of the reports totheclient and their review by the client as noted in this contract. The attention of interested Consultants is drawnto paragraph 1.9 ofthe World Bank's Guidelines: Selectionand Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans andIDA Credits &Grants] by World Bank Borrowers, published by the Bank in May 2004 and revised in October 2006 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank'spolicy on conflict of interest. Further information can be obtained at the address below during officehours: 8:00 to 17:00 hours (local time). Consultant (individual consultant) will be selected inaccordance with the World Bank Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers, May 2004 (revised inOctober 2006). Expressions of interest must bedelivered in a writtenform to the address below in person, or by mail, or by e-mail (must be in PDF format) before 17:00 P.M (local time,Ulan-bator, Mongolia), October 23,2014. Attn:Mrs.Oyungerel, Project Manager Project Management Unit The World Bank ? Multi-Sectoral Technical Assistance Project, Room #613, Ministry of Finance, S.Danzangiin Street, Chingeltei district, Ulaanbaatar ? 15160, Mongolia, Tel:(976 - 51) 265 782 Fax: 976-70110582 E-mail: procurement@mstap.mn

ETC SME Local Currency Programme Technical Cooperation Framework: Money and Capital Markets Development Strategy for Mongolia

 | Published March 1, 2017  -  Deadline March 29, 2017
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Amendment issued 22 March 2017: The Closing date for receipt of Expressions of interest is extended until 29 March 2017.


Amendment issued 7 March 2017:
1) The scope of the assignment is clarified to include Money Market as well as Capital Market activities, as per the revised text of the procurement notice below and updated Terms of Reference available through the link below.
2) Provision for contract extension is included: The assignment maybe extended subject to EBRD’s requirements, Consultant’s performance and availability of funding.
3) The Consultant's profile / evaluation criteria are revised to reflect the requirement for the money market as well as capital market experience and expertise, as stated below.

Project Description: The Early Transition Countries (ETCs) SME Local Currency Programme Technical Cooperation (TC) Framework (the Framework) is being implemented by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD or the Bank) within its key Local Currency and Capital Markets Development (LC2) Initiative and funded by the Japan-EBRD Cooperation Fund. The Framework supports necessary money market and capital market reforms to 1) make ETCs more resilient, 2) develop access to alternative sources in local currency for the domestic market participants, and 3) facilitate local currency funding by the EBRD and others in ETCs under the EBRD’s SME Local Currency Programme (LCYP).

The Framework covers 5 areas with TC work:

1) Reforming the legal and regulatory environment to support modern money market and capital market activities, instruments, and infrastructure.

2) Providing capacity building programmes for central banks, market participants and regulators.

3) Developing money market and capital market products by providing a feasibility study, implementation roadmaps, and education on the new or uncommon instruments such as corporate bonds, covered bonds, basic securitizations, repos, basic derivatives (e.g. FX or interest rate swaps), and equity listing support programs for SMEs.

4) Reforming money market and capital market infrastructure, covering exchange, clearing, settlement, and depository entities, as well as relevant market infrastructure areas of the central bank (e.g. money market systems, government bond trading platforms and registries, and payment and settlement systems).

5) Developing the local and international institutional investor base including pension funds.

The money and capital markets in Mongolia are still underdeveloped. Although Mongolian policy makers recently implemented several measures to develop local money and capital markets, challenges still remain in the money and capital markets overall. Interbank money market transactions are very limited, while the Mongolian banking sector dominates the financial system with more than 95% of total assets. There is no corporate bond market in Mongolia and the equity market today is a relatively limited trading venue for few shares and does not play a significant role in providing financing to the broad economy. The Mongolian financial market also lacks long-term financing sources, as there are no substantial institutional investors, such as life insurance providers and pension funds, which can invest in long term financial products.

In the efforts to overcome the overall economic and financial difficulties faced in Mongolia and to stabilise the economy, the Economic Recovery Programme was created as part of the Action Plan of the Government 2016-2020 and approved by the Cabinet on the 28th of December 2016. The Ministry of Finance of Mongolia (MoF) is mandated to develop a Financial Sector Strategy 2025 which will include a road map plan for creating an active secondary market of government securities and improving money market and capital market infrastructure.

Thus, the EBRD wishes to engage a consulting company (the Consultant), under the SME LCY Programme Framework to support MoF to develop a money and capital market strategy that will form part of the Financial Sector Strategy 2025 and to propose the necessary capacity building programmes for policy makers and market participants.

Assignment Description: The EBRD now intends to engage a Consultant to assist the MoF in its capital market development by:

1. Identifying barriers to money market and capital market development in Mongolia.

2. Identifying improvement levers and providing recommendations.

3. Providing a comprehensive implementation roadmap for the identified measures and recommendations.

4. Designing the necessary capacity building programmes for policy makers and market participants to achieve the milestones that are defined in the implementation roadmap.

The selected Consultant is expected to provide the following activities:

Activity 1: Identifying barriers to money market and capital market development in Mongolia. The aim of the Activity 1 is to conduct as assessment and identify the barriers that prevent the development of the capital market.

Activity 2: Identifying improvement levers and provision of recommendations. Based on the findings of Activity 1, industry trends and the Consultant’s money market and capital market expertise, the Consultant will identify improvement levers and provide recommendations for the development of money and capital markets in Mongolia. The Consultant will provide the rationale, justifications and a clear set of arguments for each retained specific solution. Recommendations will cover a capacity building and training needs assessment for market participants based on identified skills and knowledge gaps.

Activity 3: Drafting an implementation roadmap. The Consultant will prepare an implementation roadmap, where measures are divided into short-term actions with immediate impact, and medium-term actions to ensure sustainable development after the end of the TC Assignment. The implementation roadmap will be a comprehensive 5-year step-by-step action plan covering recommendations and required reforms described in the Activity 2.

Activity 4: Designing the necessary capacity building programmes for policy makers and market participants to achieve the milestones that are defined in the Implementation Roadmap.

Activity 5: Organising the final workshop to present the findings and proposed Implementation Roadmap to the stakeholders.

The Terms of reference are available through this link.

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

Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in 2Q 2017 and has an estimated overall duration of 6 (six) months. The Assignment maybe extended subject to EBRD requirements, Consultant's performance and funding availability.

Maximum Cost Estimate Available for the Assignment: EUR 185,000.00 (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 Japan-EBRD Technical Cooperation Fund. Please note selection and contracting will be subject to the availability of funding.

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions with respect to consultant nationality.

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms specialized in money market and capital market development. The company should preferably have previous experience in working with market participants and authorities on similar consulting assignments. The Consultant will form a project team of experts to carry out the assignment. The provided expertise should cover all areas as defined in the scope of work. The Consultant may associate to enhance their qualifications.

As a minimum, it is expected that the Consultant's team will comprise of the following key expert(s):

a. Key Expert(s) 1: The Consultant Team Leader and money and capital markets expert

  • Preferably more than 10 years of consultancy experience in the field of money and capital markets development;
  • Preferably more than five years of project management experience including acting as team leader on similar assignments;
  • Excellent knowledge of international standards related to / impacting the money and capital markets;
  • Experience working on a minimum of five similar projects in both emerging and developed countries;
  • Excellent proficiency in written and spoken English.

b. Key Expert(s) 2: Money and capital markets infrastructure expert

  • Preferably more than 5 years of consultancy experience in the field of securities, money markets, derivatives or structured finance with focus on money and capital markets development;
  • Good understanding of the role and IT functionalities of money market and capital market institutions such as; exchanges, central securities depositories, clearing houses, payment systems and settlement banks. Experience in trading, clearing and settlement is a plus;
  • Proven track record of working with market participants and authorities on similar consultancy assignments;
  • High proficiency in written and spoken English.

c. Key Expert(s) 3: Legal and regulatory expert

  • Preferably more than 5 years of experience as a legal and regulatory expert with focus on money and capital markets development;
  • Preferably a Master degree or equivalent in legal studies;
  • Acted as a legal/regulatory expert on at least five money market and capital market development projects;
  • Excellent knowledge of international standards related to / impacting money and capital markets;
  • Knowledge of local legal and regulatory environment is a plus;
  • High proficiency in written and spoken English.

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

a) Overview of the firm/group of firms including company profile, organization and staffing (max. 2-4 pages);

b) Brief description of the project’s methodology and approach (max 5 pages);

c) Details of previous project experience of firm or group of firms and related 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, assignment budget, percentage carried out by consultant in case of association of firms or subcontracting, main activities, objectives;

d) 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.

e) Completed Consultant Declaration Form and Contact Sheet, the template for which is available at the following web-link:

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

(f) Financial Proposal in the format set out in the Terms of Reference provided via this link.

The above information should not exceed 30 pages, excluding CVs and Consultant Declaration Form and Contact Sheet.

The complete expression of interest (including CVs and Contact Sheet) shall be one file (pdf or Word), not exceeding 4MB, to be uploaded to eSelection. The EBRD reserves the right to reject applications of firms submitting more than one file. Only if the permissible file size is exceeded, the Consultant may split the expression of interest into further files.

Expressions of interest shall be submitted in English through eSelection and not directly to the contact person given below, to reach the Bank not later than the closing date for submissions indicated above.

Bank Contact Person:

Larissa Gosling

Technical Cooperation

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

One Exchange Square

London EC2A 2JN

Tel: Fax: +44 20 7338 7451

E-mail: goslingl@ebrd.com

(Submissions should be sent through eSelection and NOT to this email address)

Notes:

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

2. Depending on the quality of applications received the EBRD may invite the highest-ranked (up to 6) Consultants for interviews to be conducted via video-link or a conference call.

3. The evaluation criteria and weightings are as follows:

a) Consultants’ previous consultancy project experience in delivering a money and capital markets development roadmap for national authorities (30%);

b) Consultant’s proposed methodology and approach (25%);

c) CV of the key expert 1 - Consultant Team Leader and money and capital markets expert (15%);

d) CV of the key expert 2 - Money and capital markets infrastructure expert (15%);

e) CV of the key expert 3 - Legal and regulatory expert (15%).

Following the above referenced technical evaluation an additional 20 points will be allocated to the firm’s financial proposal submitted as part of the firm’s expression of interest.

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 points. 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.

Mongolia: Khan Bank – Internal Capacity Building for MSME Lending

 | Published September 22, 2017  -  Deadline October 23, 2017
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Please see the link below for the responses to requests for clarification (10/10/2017)

http://www.ebrd.com/documents/procurement/ppn70817-clarification-1.pdf

Project Description: Access to finance for MSMEs remains a key issue in Mongolia and it has been identified as the top business environment obstacle by Mongolian firms, despite the relatively high share of firms with bank loans (48.1 per cent). According to a recent survey, 46.8 per cent of MSMEs in Mongolia were credit-constrained, i.e. they were either discouraged from applying or rejected when they did.

Khan Bank (“KB” or the “Client”) has identified MSME Lending as an important pillar of its recently approved growth strategy. KB remains the largest bank in Mongolia in terms of loans and deposits thanks to a network of 32 branches and 504 sub-branches as at year-end 2016 (year-end 2015: 34 and 500 respectively). With USD 2.6 billion in total assets (25.6 per cent of system assets at year-end 2016), KB is also the second largest bank in Mongolia in terms of assets, closely followed by the Trade and Development Bank of Mongolia. KB is an important local market institution. Its franchise value and brand name have been enhanced by close and long-term relationships with its retail clients and its strong commitment to local communities. It has been a client of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (“EBRD” or the “Bank”) since 2007 and a strong partner for MSME lending in Mongolia.

In July 2017, the EBRD approved a MSME senior loan in the amount of up to USD 30 million and Value Chain Financing senior loan in the amount of up to USD 15 million which will assist the Client to develop its MSME lending activities and increase the funding available to Mongolian MSMEs, which are currently under-served by the local banking sector.

Assignment Description: The Client intends to engage a consultant (the “Consultant”) to help to expand its capacities in MSME lending to effectively and efficiently provide MSME loans to enterprises across the country on a sustainable basis (the “Assignment”). The Consultant will review the Client’s MSME strategy, MSME product range and procedures, and provide recommendations and assistance with the implementation of MSME lending, the strengthening of associated processes and procedures, the development of product range, and train designated staff.

For further details of the Assignment, please find the detailed Terms of Reference here.

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

Assignment Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in December 2017 and have an estimated overall duration of 18 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 expected that the Assignment will be funded by the European Union through the Asia Investment Facility (AIF), under the Action “Support for Mongolian Economic Diversification through SME Access to Finance”. 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 with previous project experience related to:

  1. assisting commercial banks or similar financial institutions with the development of MSME lending including the strengthening of sub-loan underwriting, portfolio monitoring and management, marketing and sales, internal controls, and risk management; and
  2. building internal capacity in Banks or similar financial institutions on MSME lending and the implementation of train-the-trainer programmes.

It is expected that the Consultant's team will include the following key expert(s):

Key Expert 1: Senior MSME Lending and Risk Management Expert (Project Manager/Team Leader)

  • Preferably with 10 years of professional experience and relevant qualifications in MSME lending and demonstrable knowledge of banking and MSME finance sector in transition economies. Knowledge of Mongolian banking sector will be a plus;
  • Professional experience and expertise in the development of MSME lending and credit risk assessment methodologies and establishment of relevant business processes;
  • Professional experience and expertise in devising marketing strategies and plans in MSME area for commercial banks in both developed and emerging markets;
  • Professional experience in understanding, recommending and implementing appropriate training programmes for management and staff preferably with experience in or exposure to emerging markets and specifically their banking sectors;
  • Professional experience in conducting training on the entire transaction cycle for MSME lending with excellent communication, training, and presentation skills;
  • Fluency in English (a must) and Mongolian (on best-effort basis).

Key Expert 2:  Credit Scoring Expert

  • Preferably with 5 years of significant professional experience and relevant qualifications in credit scoring methodologies of MSMEs;
  • Professional experience and relevant qualifications in devising scoring systems for MSME lending;
  • Professional experience in conducting training on the entire transaction cycle for MSME lending with excellent communication, training, and presentation skills;
  • Fluency in English (a must) and Mongolian (on best-effort basis).

Key Expert 3:  MSME Advisor – Training Expert

  • Preferably with 10 years of experience in understanding, recommending and implementing appropriate training programmes for management and staff and preferably experience in or exposure to emerging markets and specifically of their banking sectors;
  • Professional experience in conducting training on the entire transaction cycle for MSME lending including relationship management with excellent communication, training, and presentation skills.
  • Fluency in English (a must) and Mongolian (on best-effort basis).

Key Expert 4:  MSME Bank Advisor – APS/MIS/IT Expert

  • Preferably with 5 years of significant professional experience in business processes automatization for MSME operations in a commercial bank;
  • Relevant MIS/IT qualifications;
  • Fluency in English (a must) and Mongolian (on best-effort basis).

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

  1. Company/group of firms' profile, organisation and staffing (max. 2-4 pages);
  1. 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 (max. 5 pages);
  1. A proposed approach/methodology for implementing the Assignment (including a work plan) and team allocation for the envisaged activities and full breakdown of costs (max. 7-10 pages);
  1. CVs of the Consultant’s expert team 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 (max. 5 pages per expert);
  1. Financial Proposal;
  1. 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 and full breakdown of costs).

The technical proposal (including CVs, Contact Sheet and Declaration Form) should be submitted in English electronically by e-mail, as one file (pdf), clearly labelled “Expression of Interest for Mongolia: Khan Bank – Internal Capacity Building for MSME Lending”, to reach the Client’s contact person not later than the closing date and time. One additional copy shall reach the Bank’s contact person by the same due date. The proposal 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 (4MB), the Consultant may split the expression of interest into further files.

The financial proposal in English will be sent to the Client’s and Bank’s contact person in a separate sealed envelope clearly marked with tenderer’s name and “Financial Proposal – Mongolia: Khan Bank – Internal Capacity Building for MSME Lending – DO NOT OPEN UNTIL COMPLETION OF TECHNICAL EVALUATION”

Executing Agency (Client):

Khan Bank

The Client Contact Person:
Ms. Tuvshinjargal.U
Specialist of SME unit
Khan Bank
Khan Bank Tower
Chinggis Avenue-6
Stadium Orgil-1, Khan-Uul district,
Ulaanbaatar 17010, Mongolia

Email: Tuvshinjargal.u@khanbank.com

Phone: 976-11-332333 ext 3831

The EBRD Contact Person:

Ms Sevi Simavi
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN

Tel: +44 207 338 6885
Email: simavis@ebrd.com

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 invited to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding.
  1. The evaluation criteria and weightings are as follows:
  1. Firm’s previous project experience assisting commercial banks with the development of MSME Lending, including the strengthening of their credit and risk management and building banks’ internal capacity and experience in the implementation of train-the-trainer programmes – 20%
  2. Proposed approach to the assignment including work plan, methodology and team allocation – 15%
  3. CVs of key experts – 20%
  4. Interviews – 25%
  5. Financial Proposal – 20%

Firms who score minimum of 80 and above on criteria (a) to (c) will be invited to interviews.  Those who do not meet the minimum score on the technical aspects specified from (a) to (c) shall be rejected from further consideration.

Interview scores will be added to the Final Technical Score. In combining the Technical and Financial evaluation, the following methodology shall be applied:

The evaluated financial proposal (adjusted and corrected in accordance with the procurement notice) will be converted to a final score (points) in the following manner:

FSa = LP % EPa x 100

where:

a = the proposal being evaluated

FSa = evaluated financial score for proposal a

LP = the lowest evaluated financial proposal

EPa = the evaluated financial proposal for proposal

In combining the Financial Score with the Technical Score, the Financial Score shall be given a weight of 20%.

The technical score and the financial score shall be combined in the following manner:

CSa = TSa [(100-W) % 100] + FSa (W % 100)

where:

a = the proposal being evaluated

CSa = combined evaluated score of proposal a

TSa = technical score for proposal a (where TS max = 100)

FSa = financial score for proposal a (where FS max = 100)

W = the weight given to the financial score

MN-Mining Infrastructure Investment Supp - P118109

 | Published November 9, 2015
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Selection Of Consulting Firm To Conduct Groundwater Investigation In Zagyn Usny Hooloi & Suuj Bulag Areas Tsogttsetsii And Tsogt-ovoo Soums Of Umnugobi Province QCBS, QBS, FBS, and LCS Contract Award Notice Scope of Contract: RFP title: Selection ofconsulting firm to conduct groundwater investigation in Zagyn usny hooloi & Suuj bulag areas Tsogttsetsii and Tsogt-ovoo soumsof Umnugobi province RFP No.:WB/MOF/MINIS/CS/QCBS/1.1.7(c)/2014 MinimumQualifying Technical Score: 80 Consultants'names Ecowater LLC(Mongolia) Tanan Impex LLC(Main Consultant) Sub-Consultants: Geomaster Engineering LLC (Mongolia), Monkarotaj LLC Rizzo Associates(Main Consultant) Sub-consultant: International Mining Consulting LLC (Mongolia) AIDD LLC City/Country UlaanbaatarMongolia UlaanbaatarMongolia UlaanbaatarMongolia Status: AwardedConsultant/Firm EvaluatedConsultant/Firm EvaluatedConsultant/Firm TechnicalScore 86.41 88.46 78.97 FinancialScore 100 90.22 n/a CombinedScore 89.13 88.81 n/a Criteria Specificexperience of theConsultant as a firm relevant to the Assignement 10.00 10.00 10.00 Adequacy andquality of the proposed methodology, and work plan in responding to the ToR 30.50 32.25 26.75 Key Expertsqualificationsand competence for the Assigment 35.91 36.21 32.22 Participation bynationalsamong proposed Key experts 10.00 10.00 10.00 Price as readout 730,001.00USD 809,165.35USD n/a Final EvaluationPrice 730,001.00USD n/a n/a Final NegotiatedPrice 1,453,592,591.22 MNTexclusive amount of all indirect local taxes n/a n/a Rank 1 2 Rejected Other Shortlisted Consultant(s)/Firm(s) (these will be all that "Proposal submitted=no") Consultants'names Fichtner Water &Transportation GmbH DMT GmbH & Co.KG (main consultant) Sub consultant: Absolute MiningLLC Artelia Eau &Environmetn of the Artelia Group (main consultant) Sub consultant: Ellehcor drilling (Mongolia) Geography City/Country Germany Germany France ProposalSubmitted: No No No Date of Award:  6November 2015 Duration of contract: 5 months SCOPE OF THE SERVICE: To conduct investigation of groundwater in Zagyn usny hooloi and Suuj bulag areas of Tsogttsetsii andTsogt-Ovoo soums to identify groundwater distribution and accumulation and water resources that could be a reliable source of watersupply for sustainable development of mining activities in the region.

Mongolia - Mining Sector - Legislative and Regulatory Support Programme

 | Published April 11, 2017  -  Deadline May 9, 2017
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Assignment Description: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD or the Bank) is supporting the Government of Mongolia (the Government) in the development of the legal and regulatory framework for the mining sector in a manner that: best reflects common and proven international best practise; acts as an incentive to investment; and, aims at sustainable development of the sector. As part of that support the Bank intends to engage external consulting advisors (the Consultant) to help Mongolia’s Ministry for Mining and Heavy Industry (MoMHI) to prepare, and achieve governmental and parliamentary approval for, a new Law on Mining (the Assignment) .

Assignment Objectives: The objectives of the Assignment are two-fold: Firstly, to provide support to MoMHI in the preparation of a draft of a new mining law and amendments to related relevant laws, together with all other documents necessary to achieve approval and adoption of the law; and, secondly, to support MoMHI in the carriage of the draft law through internal, cabinet and parliamentary approval processes.


The selected Consultant is expected to undertake the following tasks as a means of achieving of the Assignment objectives:

a) Preparation of a Concept Note for a new Law on Mining: The concept note will identify sector best legislative practise and include recommendations as to the aspects of best practise which should be included in Mongolia’s new Law on Mining. The Concept Note will cover both the substance and structure of a new law, providing detailed recommendations on specific content as well as the appropriate balance in content detail between primary and secondary legislation for the sector;

b) Preparation of a Legal Concept for the Law on Mining: The legal concept is an explanatory memorandum which accompanies draft legislation through the approval process. This memorandum explains matters such as why the new law is necessary, what its content is, what its impact will be, etc.;

c) Preparation of a Legal Gap Analysis: The gap analysis will review all relevant Mongolian legislation (primary, secondary, government or ministerial decree, regulation, international obligations, etc.) and report on the extent to which identified best practise and Concept Note recommendations are reflected in the current legislative framework covering the mining sector;

d) Preparation of an Action Plan for Adoption of the Law on Mining: The action plan will identify and detail the steps and activities necessary to develop and finalise a draft law, its subordinate (secondary) legislation and the accompanying documents (formal law concept, draft text of mining law, briefing papers, etc.), necessary to achieve their successful approval by relevant ministries, the cabinet and parliament;

e) Preparation of draft text of the Law on Mining: The Consultant will prepare the actual text of the draft Law on Mining, and any accompanying explanatory memoranda or concept notes necessary for consultation of this draft text either internally within government or externally to interested parties or the wider public;

f) Preparation of draft text of amendments to relevant existing primary legislation: The Consultant will prepare the actual text of the draft amendments to existing relevant primary legislation, which will be necessary in light of the intended provisions of the draft Law on Mining, together with any accompanying explanatory memoranda or concept notes necessary for consultation of this draft text either internally within government or externally to interested parties or the wider public;

g) Preparation of an impact analysis: Mongolian law and newly introduced provisions relating to the submission of draft laws to government and parliament for approval require the production of an assessment of the impact of specific aspects of proposed new laws. The Consultant draw up the relevant impact analysis of the draft Law on Mining and amendments to relevant existing primary legislation in this respect;

h) Provision of support to MoMHI in the preparation and approval of the new Law on Mining: In addition to the above tasks, the Consultant will support MoMHI in the preparation, and in gaining governmental and parliamentary approval, of the new Law on Mining. This support is envisaged to take main two forms: (i) preparation by the Consultant of briefing papers/explanatory memoranda to support consultation and approval of the draft law; and, (ii) presence by the Consultant in Ulaanbaatar to support MoMHI’s consultation process, including supporting the presentation of the draft law, briefing papers/explanatory memoranda and its content;

i) Hosting of, and participation in, a public event to promote the draft of the new Law on Mining: The Consultant will organise, host and participate in one public event for the promotion/consultation of the draft law at a suitable venue for the participation of up to 60 persons. The Consultant will be responsible for all aspects of the organisation, hosting and cost of this event (venue, refreshments, interpretation, audio-visual equipment, printed material, etc.), with this cost included in the cost estimate for the Assignment below.

Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in Q2 2017 and is envisaged to have a duration of up to 12 months.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 225,000.00; exclusive of VAT.
The Consultant must determine whether any VAT would be chargeable on the services and the basis for that determination, without taking into consideration the Bank's special status as an IFI and state this to the Bank in their financial proposal. 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 anticipated that the Assignment will be financed from the EBRD Shareholder Special Fund.

Eligibility Restrictions: No eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile: Corporate Services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or group of firms preferably with previous project experience in the mining sector related to: i) drafting of primary legislation and sectoral analysis; ii) legal gap analysis; iii) regulatory impact analysis; and iv) supporting governments in the preparation, approval and adoption of primary legislation. The Consultant also is expected to have previous project experience in the preparation and passage of mining sector legislation in environments similar to that of Mongolia. Experience in other EBRD Countries of Operation would be an advantage.

The Consultant’s expert team is expected to include the following key experts:

(a) Team leader/senior lawyer with preferably 15 years’ previous professional experience in mining law, legal and regulatory analysis, legislative drafting and supporting the passage of primary legislation through governmental and parliamentary approval processes;

(b) A pool of supporting lawyer(s) with preferably 5 years’ previous professional experience in mining law, legal and regulatory analysis, legislative drafting and supporting the passage of primary legislation through governmental and parliamentary approval processes. At least one supporting lawyer will be qualified to practise in Mongolia and possess preferably five years’ professional experience in Mongolia in mining law, legal and regulatory analysis, legislative drafting and supporting the passage of primary legislation through governmental and parliamentary approval processes.;

(c) Mining sector specialist(s) with preferably 10 years professional experience in economic, financial, technical, environmental and licensing matters related to the mining sector.

In-country time commitment: While much of the Assignment tasks can be performed remotely, it is advised that the team leader and other key experts will be required to spend specific project time in Ulaanbaatar. Internationally based team members will work on-site in Ulaanbaatar for a minimum of 35 working days during the course of the Assignment. Mongolian based team member(s) will commit a minimum of 75 working days to the Assignment and to be generally available during the course of the project to respond to MoMHI queries.

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

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

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

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

4. Team Input Table indicating the proposed number of working days (field/home) to be allocated for each key expert during the Assignment.

5. 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.

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)


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 and invited to negotiate a contract;

2. The shortlist criteria are:

(a) Firm’s previous project experience in countries with sector and economic environments comparable to those of Mongolia (10%)

(b) Firm’s previous project experience in the preparation of primary legislation in the mining sector and in supporting the passage of such legislation through the governmental and parliamentary approval processes (30%)

(c) CVs of Key Experts (50%)

(d) Firm’s Team Input Table and proposed time commitment on-site of team of international advisors and presence of Mongolian based advisors above the minimum specified under In-country time Commitment (10%)




Ulaanbaatar City Bus Fund - Pre-Feasibility Study

 | Published December 6, 2016  -  Deadline December 28, 2016
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Project Description:

The City of Ulaanbaatar (the “City”) approached the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (“EBRD” or the “Bank”) with a request to assist in identifying the gaps and key areas for development in the urban transport sector.

Assignment Description:

On this basis, the Bank is looking to engage a suitably qualified consultant (the “Consultant”) to prepare a study aimed at (i) assessment of current practices in bus operations (ii) analysing government bus funding programme and (iii) recommendation of future bus fleet renewal and funding programme (the “Assignment”). The Consultant will provide an assessment of the Priority Investment Plan (PIP) and its benefits, including legal/regulatory requirements and financial and economic rate of return for the Project.

The expected outcome of the Assignment is to identify key areas in urban transport in the City of UB to structure EBRD’s investments.

The selected Consultant is expected to provide the following services:

  • Review of bus transport sector, including bus operations and licencing practices, bus fleet management and maintenance practices and facilities, revenue collection and AFC operation, current and future fleet requirements including Bus Rapid Transit (BRT).
  • Analysis of existing bus funding programme regarding legal/regulatory framework, organisation and resources, financial review/fund uses, application/allocation process for bus operators.
  • Proposals for new bus funding programme, including fleet requirements (up to 10 years), on-going support initiatives, including other IFIs (notably ADB for BRT scheme), legal/regulatory requirements and financial and economic assessment.
  • Workshop for City/EBRD and key stakeholders.

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 Q12016 and has an estimated overall duration of 4 months.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 100,000 (exclusive of VAT).

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

Funding Source: It is expected that the Assignment will be funded by EBRD’s Shareholder Special Fund.

Eligibility: There are no consultant nationality eligibility restrictions

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms with project experience related to:

1. developing feasibility studies for international financial institutions (“IFIs”) and a good knowledge of IFI procedures and rules on public procurement and disbursement policies;

2. experience of similar assignments in public transport sector in countries with comparable conditions to Mongolia;

3. Deep knowledge of the public transport sector, specifically institutional and legal framework aspects, environmental and social requirements; local financial management standards, professional standards of technical knowledge internationally as well as in the region.

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

a Transport Planner Expert, who will also perform a role of Team Leader, with preferably 15 years of experience, including preferably at least 5 years in urban transport projects in similar environments.

b Bus Operations Expert with preferably 15 years of experience in working on similar assignments.

c. Financial Expert with preferably 10 years of experience of working in the proposed field.

d. Local Legal Expert with preferably 10 years of experience of working in the proposed field, including knowledge of local legal and regulatory conditions in Mongolia and the region.

e. Environmental and Social Expert with preferably 10 years of experience of working in the proposed field, including knowledge of EBRD’s environmental and social requirements.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The above information should not exceed 25 pages excluding CVs and the Consultant Declaration Form 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:
Elena Kolodiy
Technical Co-operation
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: + 44 20 7338 6765
e-mail: kolodiyo@ebrd.com (submissions should be sent through eSelection and NOT to this email address)

Notes:

1. The selection will normally be made from responses to this notification only. Consultants will not be asked to submit a proposal. The highest-ranked Consultant will be selected from a shortlist and be invited to negotiate the contract.

2. The shortlist criteria are:

(a) Firm’s previous project experience in developing feasibility studies for IFIs and a good knowledge of IFI procedures and rules on public procurement and disbursement policies – 20%

(b) Firm’s previous experience of similar assignments in public transport sector in countries with comparable conditions to Mongolia – 25%

(c) Demonstrable extensive knowledge of the public transport sector, specifically institutional and legal framework aspects, environmental and social requirements; local financial management standards, professional standards of technical knowledge internationally as well as in the region – 25%

(d) CV of Transport Planner Expert – 10%

(e) CV of Bus Operations Expert – 5%

(f) CV of Financial Expert – 5%

(g) CV of Local Legal Expert – 5%

(h) CV of Environmental and Social Expert – 5%.

 

 

 

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