RAIL TRADE & TRNSPT FACIL - P083108
Azerbaijan Railways CJSC | Published January 9, 2015 - Deadline February 10, 2015
Preparation Of Business Plan For Azerbaijan Railways Closed
Joint Stock Company (ady)
AZRTTFP-S13: Preparation of Business Plan forAzerbaijan Railways Closed Joint Stock Company (ADY)
Project Name: Rail Tradeand Transport Facilitation Project
Loans No.: 7509-AZ / 8282-AZ
Project ID No.: P083108
Request for Expressions of Interest
This request forexpressions of interest follows the General Procurement Notice for this project that appeared in dgMarket and UNDB online dated 29April, 2009.
"Azerbaijan Railways" Closed Joint Stock Company (hereinafter-ADY) has beenestablished based on the Decree No. 383, dated 20 July, 2009 issued by the President of Azerbaijan Republic through reorganizationof Azerbaijan State Railways. ADY is a state owned company.
As stipulated in its charter, the main purpose of ADY is to ensure the demand ofeconomy of Azerbaijan Republic, physical and legal persons on the railway traffic and other railway services, develop and upgraderailways, as well as railway transport infrastructure, to ensurethe management of traffic on the railways, to modernize railtransport facility fleet and material-technical basis, efficient maintenance and training of specialists on this field.
ADY's mission is"to meet the transport needs and support the development of the population and economy of Azerbaijan in a financially sustainablefashion." Its objectives are to (a) improve services and increase traffic, (b) increase efficiency and reduce costs, and (c)improve the condition of assets, while (d)becoming financially self-sustaining.
In 2010, the President of Azerbaijan approved the Government programme on "Improvingrailway transportation system in Azerbaijan 2010-2014". The main objectives of the Program are to satisfy the increasingdemand fromthe population and the economy in railway transportation services, satisfy the security demands of the state, increase the transitpotential of the country, improve the quality of railway services,support social and economic development of the country bydecreasing the costs of passengers and cargo transportation while progressively attaining financialself-sustainability.
The objective of this consultancy is to help ADY prepare a five year business plan tofulfill its mission and achieve its business objectives. This assignment is to becarried out within the Rail Trade and Transport Facilitation Project jointly financed by the World Bank and the government ofAzerbaijan.
Within the scope of assignment, the consultant shall prepare a Business Plan for ADYthat articulates its strategy for fulfilling its mission and achieving its business objectives. The Business Plan shouldbe carriedout in close cooperation with ADY management to ensure that they understand the plan, are committed to implementing the strategy,and are able to update the plan on an annual basis. It should incorporate and build upon the existing ADY strategy and developmentplan (the Government Program). The Action Plan should take into considerationthe implementation schedule of these programs.
The Business Plan shall contain the following sections:
· Analysis of External Environment (Economic, policy, regulatory, governance, and other importantfactors);· Market Analysis & Strategy (For passenger and freight services);· Organization Structure Analysis & Strategy (The structure of legal entities within ADY and the management organization of thecore railway functions of ADY);· Operations Analysis & Strategy;(Asset management, operations, environmental practices, safety, costs);· Human Resources Analysis & Strategy;· Financial Analysis & Model;· Integrated Strategy, Action Plan and Targets(Integratethe financingactions, Marketing, Organization, Operational and Human Resources strategies into an Integrated Five Year BusinessPlan)
The firm should have prior experience in the preparation ofbusiness plans, having successfully prepared at least such a plan with quality satisfactory to the client. Preference will be givento firms with experience inAzerbaijan and firms with experience preparing business plans for railways in the former Soviet Union.Key staff should consist of the following specialists: Market Analyst, Financial Analyst, Railway Operations/Asset ManagementSpecialist(s), and Human Resources Specialist.
The duration of theassignment is 7 months.
The ProjectImplementation Unit (PIU), established at the "Azerbaijan Railways" Closed Joint Stock Company now invites eligible consulting firms to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interestedconsultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similarassignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.). Consultants mayassociate to enhance their competence as a Joint Venture (JV) partners jointly and severally liable for the entire assignment orsub-consultancy. In case of JV the companies should provide their letter of intent to form a joint venture if awarded the contractand expertise of each partner will be evaluated.
A consultant will beselected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection andEmployment of Consultants by World BankBorrowers (May 2004,revised October 2006 and May 2010).
The selection method to be used is Quality-and-Cost BasedSelection (QCBS).
Interested consultants may obtain further information at theaddress below. Expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below on or before 5.00 p.m. (local Baku time) on February10, 2015.
Rail Trade and Transport Facilitation Project
Project Implementation Unit
at the "Azerbaijan Railways" Closed Joint Stock Company
Attn: Mr. Farruh Heybatov, ProjectManager
230, Dilara Aliyeva str., Baku,AZ1010,