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ACIP - P122812

Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project | Published February 25, 2016  -  Deadline March 11, 2016
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Ta For Improvement Of Credit Mechanisms For Agribusiness The Governmentof Azerbaijan has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project,and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. The consulting services ("the Services")include support to the State Service on Management of Agricultural Projects and Credits (SSMAPC) in improvement of itsagricultural lending mechanisms and procedures. The State Service on Management of Agricultural Projects and Credits is the agencyof the Ministry of Agriculture responsible for evaluating, financing, organizing and controlling the implementation of theagricultural projects, as well as for the purpose of government support, providing the access of the individuals and legal entitiesto the concessional loans for agricultural activities by meansof authorized credit institutions using the funds from the statebudget and other eligible sources. The objective ofthe assignment is to (i) review the existing agricultural lending mechanisms in Azerbaijan and recommend new lending products andcredit mechanisms, and (ii) develop recommendations for strengthening the capacity of the SSMAPC and improvements of lendingmechanisms and operational procedures. The responsibilities of the consultingcompanyare: ·         Review andanalyze the existing agro-lending system and agriculture creditsupply mechanisms in Azerbaijan, make recommendations on theimprovement of the credit schemes and introduction of the new lending productsin agriculture based on good international practices.The new products would include value chain financing products, such as contract farming, transaction finance, warehouse receiptsystem and other products as the Consultant shall have determined their relevance in the Azerbaijan context. ·         Review the existing Charter, regulations and operational procedures of SSMAPC, and develop recommendations forstrengthening capacity of the SSMAPC. This would include recommendations on improvement of Charter, lending procedures, andmonitoring and IT systems of the SSMAPC. The Consultant will also review risk management mechanisms both at the level of theparticipating banks and sub-borrowers and develop recommendations for improvements of the loan portfolio monitoring system toreduce the loan repayment risks. The Agricultural CompetitivenessImprovement Project now inviteseligible consulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services.Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experienceto perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria are: ·        Experience in (i) assessment of agricultural lending systems and mechanisms; (ii) development of new financial productsspecifically tailored to agriculture needs; (iii) operations of wholesale lending agencies, including the agencies implementing thestate budget credit lines; ·        Availability of adequate staff, including agricultural finance experts, financial sector development specialist, legal andIT specialist. The attention of interestedConsultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 ofthe World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loansand IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers January 2011 edition Revised July2014  ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy onconflict of interest. Consultants may associate withother firms in the form of a joint venture or a subconsultancy to enhance their qualifications. A Consultant will be selected inaccordance with the CQS Selection Based on Consultant's Qualification method set out in the ConsultantGuidelines. Further information can beobtained at the address below during office hours from 0900 to 1800. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written formto the address below (in person, by mail or by e-mail) by March 11, 2016. State Serviceon Management of Agricultural Projects and Credits under the Ministry of Agriculture / Agricultural Competitiveness ImprovementProject AnarAzimov Project director 80, U. Hajibeyli Str., Government House, Room 801 Baku AZ1016,Azerbaijan Tel: +99412 4937108 E-mail:aazimov@office.az copy tojalala_2000@hotmail.com, pervaneismayilova82@gmail.com

ACIP - P122812

Agricultural Competitiveness Imrpvement Project | Published September 9, 2016  -  Deadline October 25, 2016
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Equipment For Upgrading Regional Seed Laboratories Invitation for Bids The Republic ofAzerbaijan Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project Loan No: 8286-Az Contract Title: Equipment forupgrading regional seed laboratories Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): B2/G-6 1. The Ministry of Agriculture of Azerbaijan Republic has receivedfinancing from theWorld Bank toward the cost of the Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project, and intends to apply part of the proceedstoward payments under the contract for procurement of equipment for upgrading regional seed laboratories. This contract will bejointly financed by the Republic of Azerbaijan. Bidding process will be governed by The World Bank's rules andprocedures. 2. The State Service on Management of AgriculturalProjects and Credits under the Ministry of Agriculture/Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project now invites sealed bidsfrom eligible bidders for equipment for upgrading regional seed laboratories: sample spears, seed sample dividers, balances, germination cabinets, germination rooms,laboratory dishes, respiratory masks, dysposable syringes etc. Delivery period is three (2) months following the dateof effectiveness the Contract. Delivery will be to RegionalSeed Certification Laboratories located in Guba, Shamakhi, Salyan, Lenkaran, Sabirabad, Ujar, Barda, Goygol, Tovuz(Azerbaijan). Post-qualification requirements: (a)     If Bidder is Manufacturer: (i)      Financial Capability i.      The Bidder shall furnish documentaryevidence that it meets the following financial requirement(s): Theaverage annual turnover of the bidder for the last three years (2013 ?2014 ? 2015) must exceed US$ 2 mln orequivalent ii.      The averages of cash and cash equivalents atthe beginning and end of year are positive in the last three years (2013 ? 2014 ? 2015). iii.      The listed requirements would apply to partnersof the Joint Venture cumulatively. In addition, all members of the Joint Venture should have experience in required technical areaand each member of the Joint Venture should fulfill at least 25% of required turnover. (ii)     Experience and TechnicalCapacity The Bidder shallfurnish documentary evidence to demonstrate that it meets the following experience requirement(s): During the pastthree (3) years, the Bidder must have completed at leasttwo (2) successful contracts involving the supply of equipment for seedlaboratories. Note: For JointVentures, listed requirements would apply to partners ofthe Joint Venture cumulatively. In addition, all members of theJointVenture should have experience in required technical area and each member of the Joint Venture should fulfill at least 25 % ofrequired turnover. Documentary Evidence The Bidder shallfurnish documentary evidence to demonstrate that the Goods it offers meet the following usage requirement: ·       Electricalequipment must meet the requirements of existing electric supply system of Azerbaijan; ·       All goods must fit for purpose ?i.e. conform to required technical specifications specified in Section VII. Schedule of Requirements, TechnicalSpecifications. (a)         If Bidder is not manufacturer: If a Bidder is not a manufacturer, but is offering the Goods on behalfof the Manufacturer under Manufacturer's Authorization Form (Section IV, Bidding Forms), the Manufacturer shall demonstrate theabove qualifications (i), (ii), (iii) and the Bidder shall demonstrate that it has successfully completed at least 1 (one) contractfor supply of laboratory equipment of similar nature in the past 5 (five) years 3.         Bidding will be conducted through theInternational Competitive Bidding procedures as specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement of Goods, Works, andNon-Consulting Services under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants January 2011 Revised July 2014 ("ProcurementGuidelines"), and is open to all eligible bidders asdefined in the Procurement Guidelines. In addition, please refer to paragraphs1.6 and 1.7 setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. 4.         Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from The StateService on Management of Agricultural Projects and Credits under the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic ofAzerbaijan/Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project, Mr. Anar Azimov, anarazim@gmail.com; aazimov@office.az; jalala_2000@hotmail.com; pervaneismayilova82@gmail.com, and inspect the bidding documents during office hours from09.00 to 17.00  at the address given below. 5.         A complete set of bidding documents in Englishmay be purchased by interested eligible bidders upon the submission of awritten application to the address below and upon paymentof a nonrefundable fee of 150 USD or 225 AZN. The method of payment will be bank transfer or direct deposit to the specifiedaccount number. The document will be sent by airmail for overseas delivery and surface mail or courier for local delivery. Beneficiary: State Service onManagement of Agricultural Projects and Credits/ ACIP Beneficiary's Tax Code:1700428481 Beneficiary'sbank: International Bank of AzerbaijanOpen Joint Stock Company Premier Customer ServicesBranch S.W.I.F.T:IBAZAZ2X Bank Code:805250 Bank's Tax Code:9900001881 Corr. acc:AZ03NABZ01350100000000002944 with Central Bank of Azerbaijan (for AZN) Corr. acc: 36083186 with Citibank N.A, New York, NY;SWIFT code: CITIUS33XX (for USD) Beneficiary's Account: AZN-AZ03IBAZ38090069449330335120 USD-AZ73IBAZ38190078409330335120 6.        Bids must bedelivered to the address below on or before 15:00 local time, October 25, 2016.Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be publicly opened in the presence of the bidders'designated representatives and anyone who choose to attend at the address below on15:00 local time, October 25, 2016. 7.        All bids mustbe accompanied by a Bid Security of:9000USD 8.         The address referred to above is: The State Service on Management of Agricultural Projects and Credits under the Ministry ofAgriculture of the Republic of Azerbaijan/Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project For submission of bids: 8th floor, room801 For opening of bids: 8th floor, room817 Attn: Mr. Anar Azimov Project Director 80, U. Hajibeyli Str., Government House AZ1000, Baku,Azerbaijan Tel: (+99412) 4937108 Email: anarazim@gmail.com; aazimov@office.az;  jalala_2000@hotmail.com; pervaneismayilova82@gmail.com Web site: www.agro.gov.az

RAIL TRADE & TRNSPT FACIL - P083108

Azerbaijan Railways CJSC | Published January 9, 2015  -  Deadline February 10, 2015
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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) Country:Azerbaijan Project Name: Rail Tradeand Transport Facilitation Project Sector: Transport(Railway) 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) Qualificationrequirements: 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, E-mails: office@ady-piu.org

RAIL TRADE & TRNSPT FACIL - P083108

Azerbaijan Railways Closed Joint Stock Company | Published February 15, 2016  -  Deadline March 10, 2016
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Consulting Services For Preparation Of Pre-feasibility Of A Rail Corridor Through Iran-azerbaijan-russia REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Republic ofAzerbaijan Rail Trade and TransportFacilitation Project Loans No 7509-AZ /8282-AZ Project ID: P083108 AssignmentTitle:  Consulting Services for Preparation of Pre-Feasibility of a RailCorridor through Iran-Azerbaijan-Russia Reference No.AZRTTFP-S15 The Republic of Azerbaijan has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Rail Tradeand Transport Facilitation Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services: Preparation ofPre-Feasibility of a Rail Corridor through Iran-Azerbaijan-Russia The consulting services ("the Services") are expected to provide toprepare a strategic options document which addresses: 1) Assessment of thecurrent status of the North South Iran-Azerbaijan-Russiarailway corridor; 2) Describe main rail sector context and issues related to proposed Corridor; 3) Government strategies andregulation that relate to the proposed corridor; 4) Corridor alignment and options; 5) Safeguardsissues; 6) Traffic Forecasts; 7)Construction and Operation Costs; 8)Pre-feasibility level economic evaluation; 9) Potential benefits and job creation potential ofa rail corridor. Period of implementation ofthe services is 8 months. The "Azerbaijan Railways" Closed Joint Stock Company, animplementing agency of the Borrower now invites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providingthe Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications andrelevant experience to perform the Services. The short-listing criteria are: i) Only firms will be eligible for being awarded thisconsultancy assignment; ii) Firms should have a proven track record and successfully completed similar assignments; iii) Theconsultant will demonstrate availability of qualified personnel in the field of railway transport economics, financial analysis,railway electrification and signaling engineering, trade and logistics, environment and social impactassessment. Theattention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment ofConsultants under IBRD Loansand IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the WorldBank's policy on conflict of interest. Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhancetheir qualifications. A Consultant will beselected in accordance with the Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS) method set outin the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours from09:00  to 17:00 hours Baku time, Azerbaijan. Expressions of interest mustbe delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail) by March 10, 2016. "AzerbaijanRailways" Closed Joint Stock Company Attn: Mr. JavidGurbanov, the Chairman Contact person: Mr. Seymur Gahramanov,Director of Rail Trade and Transport Facilitation Project ImplementationUnit Address: D.Aliyeva str., 230 AZ1010-Baku city,Azerbaijan Tel: (+99412) 4996395 Fax:(+99412)4996397 E-mail: office@ady-piu.az

ACIP - P122812

Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project | Published June 20, 2016  -  Deadline August 2, 2016
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Equipment For Azerbaijan Scientific Research Institute On Crop Husbandry And Plant Variety Development, And Its Regional Stations Invitation for Bids The Republic ofAzerbaijan Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project Loan No: 8286-Az Contract Title: Equipment for Azerbaijan Scientific Research Institute on Crop Husbandry andPlantVariety Development, and its regional stations Lot 1:Research Equipment for ASRICHPVD stations - B2/G-2a Lot 2:Equipment for Grain Quality Laboratory  - B2/G-2b Lot 3:Seed processing equipment for ASRICHPVD stations - B2/G-2c Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): B2/G-2 1.         The Ministry of Agriculture ofAzerbaijan Republic has receivedfinancing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Agricultural CompetitivenessImprovementProject, and intends to apply part of the proceeds toward payments under the contract for Equipment for Azerbaijan Scientific Research Institute on Crop Husbandryand Plant Variety Development (ASRICHPVD), Equipment for Grain Quality Laboratory, and Seed Processing Equipment for SeedProduction Stations of ASRICHPVD. This contract will be jointly financed by the Republic of Azerbaijan. Bidding process will begoverned by The World Bank's rules and procedures. 1.                 The State Service on Management of AgriculturalProjects and Credits under the Ministry of Agriculture/Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project now invites sealed bidsfrom eligible bidders for ResearchEquipment for ASRICHPVD stations, Equipment for Grain Quality Laboratory, and Seed Processing Equipment for SeedProductionStations of ASRICHPVD. Delivery period is three (3) months following the dateof effectiveness the Contract. Post-qualification requirements: (a)     If Bidder is Manufacturer: (i)      Financial Capability i.      The Bidder shall furnish documentaryevidence that it meets the following financial requirement(s): Theaverage annual turnover of the bidder for the last three years (2013 ?2014 ? 2015) must exceed US$ 2 mln orequivalent ii.      The averages of cash and cash equivalents atthe beginning and end of year are positive in the last three years (2013 ? 2014 ? 2015). iii.           The listed requirements would apply to partnersof the Joint Venture cumulatively. In addition, all members of the Joint Venture should have experience in required technical areaand each member of the Joint Venture should fulfill at least 25% of required turnover. (ii)     Experience and TechnicalCapacity The Bidder shallfurnish documentary evidence to demonstrate that it meets the following experience requirement(s): During the pastthree (3) years, the Bidder must have completed at leasttwo (2) successful contracts involving the supply of grain quality labequipment and seed processing equipment. Note: For JointVentures, listed requirements would apply to partners ofthe Joint Venture cumulatively. In addition, all members of theJointVenture should have experience in required technical area and each member of the Joint Venture should fulfill at least 25 % ofrequired turnover. Documentary Evidence The Bidder shallfurnish documentary evidence to demonstrate that the Goods it offers meet the following usage requirement: ·        Electrical equipment must meet the requirements of existing electricsupply system of Azerbaijan; ·        All goods must fit for purpose ? i.e. conform to required technical specificationsspecified in Section VII. Schedule of Requirements, Technical Specifications. (a)         If Bidder is not manufacturer: If a Bidder is not a manufacturer, but is offering the Goods on behalfof the Manufacturer under Manufacturer's Authorization Form (Section IV, Bidding Forms), the Manufacturer shall demonstrate theabove qualifications (i), (ii), (iii) and the Bidder shall demonstrate that it has successfully completed at least 1 contract ofsupply of grain quality lab and / or Seed Production/processinglines goodsin the past 5 years. 3.         Bidding will be conducted through theInternational Competitive Bidding procedures as specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement of Goods, Works, andNon-Consulting Services under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants January 2011 Revised July 2014 ("ProcurementGuidelines"), and is open to all eligible bidders asdefined in the Procurement Guidelines. In addition, please refer to paragraphs1.6 and 1.7 setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. 4.         Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from The StateService on Management of Agricultural Projects and Credits under the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic ofAzerbaijan/Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project, Mr. Anar Azimov, anarazim@gmail.com; aazimov@office.az;jalala_2000@hotmail.com;pervaneismayilova82@gmail.com, and inspect the bidding documentsduring office hours from 09.00 to 17.00  at the address given below. 5.         A complete set of bidding documents in Englishmay be purchased by interested eligible bidders upon the submission of awritten application to the address below and upon paymentof a nonrefundable fee of 150 USD or 225 AZN. The method of payment will be bank transfer or direct deposit to the specifiedaccount number. The document will be sent by airmail for overseas delivery and surface mail or courier for local delivery. Beneficiary'sbank: International Bank of AzerbaijanOpen Joint Stock Company Premier Customer ServicesBranch S.W.I.F.T:IBAZAZ2X Bank Code:805250 Bank's Tax Code:9900001881 Corr. acc:AZ03NABZ01350100000000002944 with Central Bank of Azerbaijan (for AZN) Corr. acc: 36083186 with Citibank N.A, New York, NY;SWIFT code: CITIUS33XX (for USD) Beneficiary's Account: AZN-AZ03IBAZ38090069449330335120 USD-AZ73IBAZ38190078409330335120 6.        Bids must bedelivered to the address below on or before 15:00 local time, August 2, 2016.Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be publicly opened in the presence of the bidders'designated representatives and anyone who choose to attend at the address below on 15:00 local time, August 2, 2016. 7.        All bids mustbe accompanied by a Bid Securityof: Lot 1: 9300USD Lot 2: 3300USD Lot 3: 6200USD 8.         The address referred to above is: The State Service on Management of Agricultural Projects and Credits under the Ministry ofAgriculture of the Republic of Azerbaijan/Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project For submission of bids: 8th floor, room801 For opening of bids: 8th floor, room817 Attn: Mr. Anar Azimov Project Director 80, U. Hajibeyli Str., Government House AZ1000, Baku,Azerbaijan Tel: (+99412) 4937108; Email: anarazim@gmail.com; aazimov@office.az;  jalala_2000@hotmail.com; pervaneismayilova82@gmail.com Web site: www.agro.gov.az

ACIP - P122812

Project Management Unit/Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project | Published November 27, 2015  -  Deadline December 14, 2015
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Supply Chain Development Specialist Azerbaijan Republic Agricultural Competitiveness ImprovementProject Loan No.8286-AZ Assignment Title: Supply Chain Development Specialist Reference No. B1/CS-4 The Government of Azerbaijan has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost ofthe Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project ("the Project"), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consultingservices. The objective of the Project is tofacilitate the access ofagricultural producers to markets by strengthening sanitary and phytosanitary services, enhancing selected value chains andproviding financial services to agribusiness enterprises. The Project would facilitate development of selected high-value chains through a series of activities and interventionstargeted at key constraints in the functioning of marketing chains of agricultural commodities. The consulting services ("the Services") to be provided by Supply Chain DevelopmentSpecialist include technical assistance to the established Value Chain Development Secretariat (VCDS) in overall managementand implementation of agribusiness value chain development sub-component of the Project. This includes: (i) supervising theactivities and monitoring of performance of the Service Providers recruited by the Project for establishing the productivepartnerships and preparing the value chain development sub-project; (ii)  close monitoring of the progress with establishing the productive partnerships inthe selected value chains; (iii) hands-on support to the VCDS with evaluation of the sub-project proposals and monitoring andassessment of sub-project results; (iv) developing recommendations for improvement of organizational and implementation proceduresfor selecting value chains, establishing partnerships and implementation of value chain sub-projects; and (v) support the VCDS in their advisory role. It is estimated that a total input of 10months with possibility of extension will be required, deployed in several missions on site during the period of January2016 -September 2018. The AgriculturalCompetitiveness Improvement Project now inviteseligible individual consultants ("Consultants") to indicate their interest inproviding the Services. Interested Consultants should provideinformation demonstrating that they have the required qualificationsand relevant experience to perform the Services. Key qualification requirements under this assignment are: - High education in agriculture or agribusiness related fields or alternatively highereducation in a related fields such as business management, finance, marketing, economics with substantial field experience insupport to the development agricultural supply chains; - Over 10 years' experience in agriculture, food supply chain development anddelivery of training programs to farmers andagribusinesses; - Excellent command of English (writtenand spoken); - Experience in private sector agricultural  supply chains; - Previous experience of working in the region /country would be an asset. The attention of interestedConsultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans andIDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers edition January 2011 revised July 2014 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forththe World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Selection of Individual Consultant methodset out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the address below during officehours from 09:00 to 18:00. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to theaddress below (in person, by mail or bye-mail) by December 14, 2015, 18.00 local time. Project ManagementUnit/Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project State Service onManagement of Agricultural Projects and Credits under the Ministry of Agriculture Zaur Aliyev, Deputy Chief 80, U.Hajibeyli Str., Government House, Room 803 Baku AZ1016,Azerbaijan Tel: +994124937108 Email: z.a.aliyev@hotmail.com, pervaneismayilova82@gmail.com,jalala_2000@hotmail.com

ACIP - P122812

Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project under SAAC | Published June 2, 2015  -  Deadline June 30, 2015
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Serosurvey Equipment And Reagents For Zonal Vet Labs Invitation for Bids The Republic ofAzerbaijan Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project Loan No: 8286-Az Contract Title: Serosurvey equipment and reagents for zonal vetlabs ReferenceNo. (as per Procurement Plan): A3/G-5 1.         The Ministry of Agriculture of Azerbaijan Republic has receivedfinancingfrom the World Bank toward the cost of theAgricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds toward payments under the contract forserosurvey equipment and reagents for zonal vet labs. This contract will be jointly financed by the Republic of Azerbaijan. Biddingprocess will be governed by The World Bank's rules and procedures. 2. The State Agency onAgricultural Credits under the Ministry of Agriculture/Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project, an implementing agency, now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for serosurveyequipment and reagents for Azerbaijan Republic Veterinary Laboratory, 11 Zone Veterinary Laboratory andregions. Delivery period is 40days. Post-qualification requirements: (a)    If Bidder is Manufacturer: (i)     Financial Capability i.         TheBidder shall furnishdocumentary evidence that it meets the followingfinancialrequirement(s): The average annual turnover of the bidder for the last three years(2012 ?2013 ? 2014) must exceed US$ 1,500,000 or equivalent ii.         The averages of cash and cash equivalents atthe beginning and end of year are positive in the last three years (2012 ? 2013 ? 2014). iii.         The listed requirements would apply to partnersof the Joint Venture cumulatively. In addition, all members of the Joint Venture should have experience in required technical areaand each member of the Joint Venture should fulfill at least 25% of required turnover. (ii)     Experience andTechnical Capacity TheBidder shall furnish documentary evidence to demonstrate that it meets the following experiencerequirement(s): During the past three(3) years, the Bidder must have completed at leasttwo (2) successful contracts involving the supply of serosurvey equipment andreagents. Note:For Joint Ventures, listed requirements would apply to partners ofthe Joint Venture cumulatively. In addition, all members of theJointVenture should have experience in required technical area and each member of the Joint Venture should fulfill at least 25 % ofrequired turnover. (iii)   Documentary Evidence TheBidder shall furnish documentary evidence to demonstrate that the Goods it offers meet the following usage requirement: ·        Electrical equipment must meet the requirements of existing electric supply system of Azerbaijan; ·        All goods must fit for purpose ? i.e. conform to required technical specifications specified in Section VII.Schedule of Requirements, Technical Specifications. (b)    If Bidder is not manufacturer: If a Bidder is not a manufacturer, but is offering the Goods on behalf of the Manufacturerunder Manufacturer's Authorization Form (SectionIV, Bidding Forms), the Manufacturer shall demonstrate the above qualifications(i), (ii), (iii) and the Bidder shall demonstrate that it has successfully completed at least 2 contracts of serosurveyequipment and reagents goods in the past 5 years. 3.         Bidding will be conducted through the International Competitive Bidding procedures as specified in the World Bank'sGuidelines: Procurement of Goods, Works, andNon-Consulting Services under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants January 2011 Revised July 2014 ("Procurement Guidelines"), and is open toalleligible bidders as defined in the Procurement Guidelines. In addition, please refer to paragraphs 1.6 and 1.7 setting forth theWorld Bank's policy on conflict of interest. 4.         Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from The State Agency on Agricultural Credits under the Ministry of Agriculture/AgriculturalCompetitivenessImprovement Project PMU, Procurement Assistant/Analyst Ms. Parvana Ismailova, pervaneismayilova82@gmail.com and inspect thebidding documents during office hours  09.00to 17.00 at the address given below. 5.         A complete set of bidding documents in English may be purchased by interested eligible bidders upon the submission of awritten application to the address below and upon payment of a nonrefundable fee of 150 USD or 158 AZN. The method of payment willbe bank transfer or direct deposit to the specified account number. The document will be sent by airmail for overseas delivery and surface mail or courier for local delivery. Beneficiary's bank: International Bank of Azerbaijan Open Joint Stock Company Premier Customer Services Branch S.W.I.F.T: IBAZAZ2X Bank Code: 805250 Bank's Tax Code: 9900001881 Corr. acc: AZ03NABZ01350100000000002944 with Central Bank of Azerbaijan(for payments in AZN) Corr. acc: 36083186 with Citibank N.A, NewYork, NY; SWIFT code: CITIUS33XX (for payments in USD) Beneficiary's Account: AZN-AZ03IBAZ38090069449330335120 USD-AZ73IBAZ38190078409330335120 6.         Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before 15.00 local time, 30 June 2015. Electronic bidding will notbe permitted. Late bidswill be rejected. Bids will be publicly opened in the presence of the bidders' designated representatives and anyone who choose toattend at the address below on 15.00 local time, 30 June 2015. 7.         All bids must be accompanied bya BidSecurity of USD 15,000. 8.        The address(es) referred toabove is(are): State Agency on Agricultural Credits under the Ministry of Agriculture of AzerbaijanRepublic 8th floor, room803 Attn: Mr. Zaur Aliyev Deputy Director General ofState Agency on Agricultural Credits under the Ministry of Agriculture ofAzerbaijan 80, U. Hajibeyli Str., Government House AZ1000, Baku, Azerbaijan Tel: (+99412) 4937108 Web site: www.agro.gov.az

REAL ESTATE REG. - P100582

Project Management Unit under Real Estate Registration project | Published June 22, 2015  -  Deadline July 8, 2015
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Involvement Of Individual Consultant For Preparation Of Thework Plan For The Production Of Digital Cadastral Maps By The State Committee On Property Issues Of The Republic Of Azerbaijan REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Republic of Azerbaijan State Committee on PropertyIssues State Service for the Registration ofReal Estate RealEstate Registration Project7435-AZ Involvement of Individual Consultant for Preparationof the  Work Plan for the production of Digital Cadastral Maps by the State Committeeon Property Issues of the Republic of Azerbaijan Reference No.:RERP/CS/IC/PP#45h-A4C3/ DCM The Government of Azerbaijan has received financing from the World Bank toward thecost of the Real EstateRegistration Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consultingservices. This announcement for expression of interests is for Involvement of Individual Consultant forPreparation of the WorkPlan for the production of Digital Cadastral Maps by the State Committee on Property Issues of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Theobjective is to prepare a work plan (of DCM) for the development of digital cadastral maps and real estate electronic cadastraldatabase on the basis of the indicators reflecting the actual status of all kinds of real properties countrywide - regardless oftheir ownership type - as well as their assignment, geographical location and other cadastral data thereof. The preparation ofstrategy for the creation of the DCM will include the following activities: Review and document the implementation status of cadastral works at the SCPI andits subordinated bodies; Review and summarize the content of the existing legislation and regulations related to the execution ofcadastral works and give proposals for improvement;   Prepare Work Plan on the mostsuitable approach for the production of the nationwide DCM in Azerbaijan; Develop road map for creation of real estateelectroniccadastral database and compilation of DCM; Propose preparation of approaches for the best use of available resources; Reviewcurrent financial status, including incomes (direct, indirect) and investment values/cost estimates necessary for futuredevelopment of the SCPI and its subordinated bodies and give proposals; Prepare a work plan for working with private surveyors;Elaborate a work plan on management of human resources, including requirements of human resources (simply based on probability ofsatisfactory level of current staff); Suggest amendments and recommendations for improvement of the structure of the staff suitablefor all purposes of organization; To implement this task The Project Management Unit of the Real Estate Registration Project now inviteseligible internationalindividual consultants ("Consultant") to indicate their interest in providing the Services with relevant experience. Consultant should meet the following requirements: Degree in cadastre, surveying, land administration or other relatedfield;At least 5 years of proven experience in the development of similar strategies orwork plans, and specialized in Cadastre; Expert will work in Azerbaijan; therefore he will communicate with Azerbaijani experts, to become familiarwith existing data, as well as exchange of views. To this end, the expert will have to use translation services. Duration of whole assignment will be about 2 months. The attention of interestedConsultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers   dated May 2004, revised October 2006and May 2010 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflictof interest. Individual consultant will beselected in accordance with procedures set out in Section V (Selection of Individual Consultants) of the World Bank's Guidelines ?Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers, dated May 2004, revised October 2006 and May 2010 ("ConsultantGuidelines") Further information can beobtained at the address below during office hours, i.e. from 09:00 to17:00hours: Real Estate Registration Project, Project Management Unit, Nigar Huseynova, Procurement Assistant, State Service for Registration of Real Estatebuilding, 31, Huseyn Javidavenue, 6th floor, room #612, AZ1073, Baku, Azerbaijan. Email:   nhuseynova@emdk.gov.az  or  gunelsafaraliyeva@gmail.com Tel.: (+994 12)510 91 45 (ext. 7227). Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below in person, also by mail by 18:00 p.m., July8, 2015. Real Estate Registration Project Project Management Unit Nigar Huseynova, Procurement Assistant, State Service for Registration of Real Estatebuilding, 31, Huseyn Javid Avenue, 6th floor, room#612 AZ1073, Baku, Azerbaijan. Email:  nhuseynova@emdk.gov.az  or gunelsafaraliyeva@gmail.com Tel.: (+994 12) 510 91 45 (ext. 7227) Fax: (+994 12) 510 91 47

CAPSAP - P099924

The Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Azerbaijan/CAPSAP | Published April 16, 2015  -  Deadline May 19, 2015
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Procurement Of Hardware For Extension Of The Farabi System Invitation for Bids The Republic ofAzerbaijan Corporate and Public SectorsAccountabilityProject GrantNo.: TF 57849 ContractTitle: Procurement of hardware for extension of FARABI system Reference No. (as per ProcurementPlan): C 2.3.2b 1. The Ministry of Finance of theRepublic of Azerbaijan has receivedfinancing from theWorld Bank toward the cost of the Corporate and Public Sectors Accountability Project, and intends to apply part of the proceedstoward payments under the contractfor Procurement of hardware for extension of FARABI system. Bidding process will be governed by The World Bank's rules andprocedures. 2.The PMU of Corporate and Public Sectors AccountabilityProject of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Azerbaijan now invite sealed bids from eligible biddersfor: Switches for branch offices (Managed Layer 2 switches) ? 60 pcs Routers for branchoffices (Modular platform router) ? 102 pcs Routers for Central and Backupoffices (Managed chassis router) ? 3 pcs The goods shall be delivered to the Ministry of Finance, 135 (former 83) S. Vurgun Street, Baku, Azerbaijan. Deliveryperiodis 25 days. The Bidder shall meet the following requirements: (i)      Financial Capability TheBidder shall furnish documentary evidence that it meets the following financialrequirement(s): The average annual turnover of the bidder for the last three years (2012 ?2013 ? 2014) must exceed US $1,2 million orequivalent The averages ofcash and cashequivalents at the beginning and end of year are positive in the last three years (2012 ? 2013 ? 2014). Thelisted requirements would apply to partners of the Joint Venture cumulatively.In addition, all members of the Joint Venture shouldhave experience in required technical area and each member of the Joint Venture shouldfulfill at least 25% of requiredturnover. (ii)     Experience and TechnicalCapacity The Bidder shall furnish documentaryevidence to demonstrate that it meets the following experience requirement(s): During the past three (3) years, the Bidder must have completed at least two (2) successful contractsinvolving the supply of similar goods. Note: For Joint Ventures, listedrequirements would apply to partners of the Joint Venturecumulatively. In addition, all members of the Joint Venture should have experience in required technical area and each member ofthe Joint Venture should fulfill at least 25 % of required turnover. (iii)    Documentary Evidence The Bidder shall furnish documentary evidence to demonstrate that the Goods it offers meet thefollowing usage requirement: Meet the requirements of existing electric supply system ofAzerbaijan Fit for purpose ? i.e. conform to required technical specification 3.Bidding will be conducted through the International Competitive Bidding procedures as specified in theWorld Bank's Guidelines: Procurement of Goods, Works and Non-Consulting Services under IBRD Loans andIDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers, edition of May 2004, revised October 2006 and May 2010 ("ProcurementGuidelines"), and is open to all eligible bidders as defined in the Procurement Guidelines. In addition, please refer to paragraphs1.6and 1.7 setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. 4. Interested eligible biddersmay obtain further information from Corporate and Public Sectors Accountability Project Management Unit of the Ministry of Finance,Mr. Fuad Nasirov, PMU Director, f.nasirov@maliyye.gov.az, fuad327@rambler.ru and inspect the bidding documents during office hours 10.00to 17.00 hours at the address given below. 5. A complete set of bidding documents in English maybe purchased by interestedeligible bidders upon the submission of a written application to the address below and upon payment of a nonrefundable fee of 150USD. The method of payment will be a direct deposit to the bank account given below. The document will be sent by courierservice. Beneficiary name: Corporate and Public Sectors Accountability Project under the Ministry of Finance ofAzerbaijan Republic. Tax Code: 1400108191 Beneficiary's bank account: AZN account: AZ45IBAZ38090039449330224120 USD account: AZ18IBAZ38190048409330224120 Beneficiary's bank: International Bank of Azerbaijan Open Joint Stock Company Premier Customer Services Branch S.W.I.F.T: IBAZAZ2X Bank Code: 805250 Bank's Tax Code:9900001881 Corr. acc: AZ03NABZ01350100000000002944 with Central Bank ofAzerbaijan (for payments in AZN) Corr. acc.: 36083186 withCitibank N.A, New York, NY; SWIFT code: CITIUS33XX (for payments in USD) 6.Bids must be deliveredto the address below on or before 15.00 Baku local time, 19 May 2015. Electronic biddingwill not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be publicly openedin the presence of the bidders' designated representatives and anyone who choose to attend at the address below on15.00 Baku local time, 19 May2015. 7. All bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security of 12000 USdollars. 8. The address referred to above is: The Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Azerbaijan Attention: Mr. Fuad Nasirov, Director of PMU, Corporate and PublicSectors Accountability Project 135 Str., Samed Vurgun (former building number 83) AZ 1022, Baku, Azerbaijan Tel: (994 12) 404 47 27; 404 47 16 E-mail:  f.nasirov@maliyye.gov.az ;fuad327@rambler.ru Web site: www.maliyye.gov.az

REAL ESTATE REG. - P100582

Project Management Unit | Published November 24, 2014  -  Deadline January 12, 2015
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Procurement Of It Equipments And Database Licenses For The State Committee On Property Issues Of Azerbaijan Republic AZERBAIJANREPUBLIC REAL ESTATE REGISTRATION PROJECT PROCUREMENT OF IT EQUIPMENTS AND DATABASE LICENSES FOR THE STATE COMMITTEE ON PROPERTY ISSUES OF AZERBAIJANREPUBLIC Loan No. ? 7435-AZ IFB No: RERP/PP#-7ja2/G/ICB/ITEDL/05/2014 1.         This Invitation for Bids (IFB) follows the General Procurement Notice(GPN) for this project that appeared inUNDB online on dated 29 April, 2007. 2.         The Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan has received a loan from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development towardthe cost of Real Estate Registration Project, andit intends to apply part of the proceeds of this loan to payments underthe agreement(s) resulting from this IFB:  RERP/PP#-7ja2/G/ICB/ITEDL/05/2014. 3.         The State Committee on Property Issues as the implementingagency for theproject and now invites sealed bids from eligible Bidders for PROCUREMENT OF IT EQUIPMENTS ANDDATABASE LICENSES FOR THE STATE COMMITTEE ON PROPERTY ISSUES OF AZERBAIJAN REPUBLIC. 4.        Bidding will be conductedusing the International Competitive Bidding (ICB) procedures specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurementunder IBRD Loansand IDA Credits, edition of May 2004, revised October 2006 and May 2010, and is open to all Bidders eligible as defined intheseGuidelines, that meet the following minimum qualification criteria: Qualification requirements for Bidders are: A)    Financial Capability a)Turnover i) The average annual turnover of the bidder of the last five years (2009- 2013) must exceed US 6 000 000 (six million) or equivalent ii) The averages of cash and cash equivalents at the beginning and end ofyear are positive in the last five years (2009 - 2013). iii) All members of the Joint Venture should have experience in requiredtechnical area and Lead partner at least 50% and each other member of the Joint Venture should fulfill at least 25% of requiredturnover. b)Liquidity At least US $ 1 000 000 (one million) or equivalent inthe form of liquid assets. In case of Joint Ventures lead partner's liquid assets should not be less than50%. B)    Experience and Technical Capacity a)     Experience The Bidder must be in this typeof market for last five years. The Bidder shall furnish documentary evidence to demonstrate thatit meets the following experience requirement each contract within the past five years (2009-2013): ·   The Bidder must have completed 1 successfulcontract involving the procurement and installationof hardware required for the similar system (supply of servers, communicationequipment and standard software licenses with a budget of at least US 4 500 000 (four million and five hundred thousand)?in case of JV this requirement should be meet by lead partner. ·   And one successful contract for supply ofsimilar equipment and licenses with the budget of    at least US2 500 000 (two million and five hundred thousand) each in the fields related to this contract within the past fiveyears. b)     Personnel As explained in detail in Section VI. TechnicalSpecification, item 6.9, the Bidder individually or as a joint venture must have at least the following staff in each of thefollowing specialist areas involved in the project: 1) Project Manager 2) Data Centre DesignEngineer 3) Windows SystemAdministrator 4) Sun SystemsAdministrator 5) Unix SystemsAdministrator 6) CCDA Engineer 7) Network andSecurityAdministrator 8) Trainer(s) 5.         Interested eligible Bidders may obtain further information from PMU of the RERP, Gunel Safaraliyeva, Procurement Specialist (e-mail: gunelsafaraliyeva@gmail.com; anarnarimanov@emdk.gov.az; nhuseynova@emdk.gov.az,) and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address givenbelow from09:00 A.M. to 18:00 P.M.: Real Estate Registration Project State Service onRegistration of Real Estate under the State Committee on Property Issues H.Cavid Avenue 31A, Baku, Azerbaycan AZ1073 Tel: +994 12 510 91 45 (72-16; 72-27) E-mail: gunelsafaraliyeva@gmail.com;anarnarimanov@emdk.gov.az; nhuseynova@emdk.gov.az. A pre-bid meeting which potential bidders may attendwill be held on 15.12.2014, at 16:00 Baku time. 6.   A complete set of bidding documents in English may be purchased by interested bidders on the submission of a written application to theaddress below and upon payment of a nonrefundable fee of 300 USD(three hundred United States Dollars) or 250 AZN (two hundred andfifty Azerbaijani Manats). The method of payment will be direct deposit to the bank account givenbelow: International Bank of the Republic of Azerbaijan, "IBA Premier" Customerservice Code 805250 Tax ID Code: 9900001881 Corr.Acc: AZ03NABZ01350100000000002944 S.W.I. F.T Bank: IBAZAZ2X Beneficiary: Real Estate Registration Project, State Committee on PropertyIssues Account No: AZN AZ65IBAZ38090029449330358120 USD AZ55IBAZ38190028409330358120 Tax ID: 2000015631 7.   Bids must be deliveredto the address below at or before 12.01.2015, by 14:45 Baku time.All bids must be accompanied by a bid security of not less than USD 110,000.00 (one hundred and ten thousand)or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency. Late bids will be rejected. Bids willbe opened in the presence of Bidders' representatives who choose to attend at the address below at 12.01.2015, 15:00 Baku Time. 8.   The attention of prospective Bidders is drawn to (i) the fact that theywill be required to certify in their bids that all software is either covered by a valid license or was produced by the Bidder and(ii) that violations are considered fraud, which can result in ineligibility to be awarded World Bank-financedcontracts. The address referred to above is: Real Estate RegistrationProject State Service onRegistration of Real Estate under the State Committee on Property Issues H.Cavid Avenue 31A, Baku, Azerbaijan AZ1073 Tel: +994 12 510 91 45 (72-16; 72-27) E-mail: gunelsafaraliyeva@gmail.com; anarnarimanov@emdk.gov.az; nhuseynova@emdk.gov.az,
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