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Transit Corridor Improvement Project - P149697

 | Published September 8, 2016
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Consultancy Services To Develop The Framework For Traffic And Road Safety Coordination Center (trscc). Project Name: Transit Corridor ImprovementProject Country: the Republic of Belarus Project Number: P149697 Contract Reference No: CS2-1-1 Scopeof Contract: Consulting Services to Develop the Framework for Traffic Road Safety CoordinationCenter Method of Selection:QCBS Duration of Contract: 3years Contract Signature Date:September 6, 2016 Evaluation Currency:BYN Awarded Consultant(s)/Firm Name: TEKIA Ingenieros S.A. Address: Madrid, Spain Technical score: 84.89 Financial score: 100 Final evaluation price (in evaluation currency): 1 436 697.82 BYN Final score: 87.91 Final ranking: 1 Final negotiated price (in evaluation currency): 1 436 697.82 BYN Evaluated Consultant(s)/Firm Name: JV Egis International (Leader), Egis France(Partner), SPUE BAES (Sub Consultant) Address: Paris, France Technical score: 76.25 Financial score: 91.31 Final evaluation price (in evaluation currency): 1 575 152.26 BYN Final score: 79.24 Final ranking: 2 Evaluated Consultant(s)/Firm Name: JV LLC AECOM (Leader), ????? Ltd UK(Partner), AECOM Technical Services, Inc. (Partner) Address: Moscow, Russia Technical score: 76.25 Financial score: 13.73 Final evaluation price (in evaluation currency): 10 307 703.6 BYN Final score: 63.79 Final ranking: 3 Rejected Consultant(s)/Firm Name: JV Dornier Consulting GmbH (Leader), A+S Consult GmbH (Partner), A+S Transprojekt (Partner) Address: Berlin, Germany Technical score: 64.25 Financial score: - Final evaluation price (in evaluation currency): - Final score: - Reason for Rejection: The technical score does not meet the minimum qualifying score (75). Rejected Consultant(s)/Firm Name: IDOM Address: Bilbao ,Spain Technical score: 58.00 Final evaluation price (in evaluation currency): - Final score: - Reason for Rejection: The technical score does not meet the minimum qualifying score (75). Rejected Consultant(s)/Firm Name: JV IRD Engineering S.r.l. (Leader) and DBA Group S.r.l. (Partner) Address: Rome, Italy Technical score: 58.00 Final evaluation price (in evaluation currency): - Final score: - Reason for Rejection: The technical score does not meet the minimum qualifying score (75).

RFP for provision of events management services on long term agreement basis for UN agencies in Belarus

United Nations Development Programme | Published May 5, 2015  -  Deadline May 29, 2015
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Dear Sir/Madam, The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) hereby invites you to submit a Proposal to this Request for Proposal (RFP) for the above-referenced subject. This RFP includes the following documents: Section 1 – This Letter of Invitation Section 2 – Instructions to Proposers (including Data Sheet) Section 3 – Terms of Reference Section 4 – Proposal Submission Form Section 5 – Documents Establishing the Eligibility and Qualifications of the Proposer Section 6 – Technical Proposal Form Section 7 – Financial Proposal Form Section 8 – Form for Advanced Payment Guarrantee Section 9 – Contract for Professional Services, including General Terms and Conditions Annex 1 –Price Schedule (Pricelist and Financial Proposal Forms according to the Excel file) Your offer, comprising of a Technical and Financial Proposal, in separate sealed envelopes, should be submitted in accordance with Section 2. The deadline for proposals submission is 17:00 (Belarus time), May 29th, 2015. You are kindly requested to submit an acknowledgment letter to UNDP to the following address: United Nations Development Programme tenders.by@undp.org Attention: Ms. Yuliya Vaskova Ref: RFP/UNDP/425/2015 The letter should advise whether your company intends to submit a Proposal. If that is not the case, UNDP would appreciate your indicating the reason, for our records. A pre-proposal conference will be held on 07 May, 2015 at 15.00 (Belarus time) at the following address: UNDP CO Conference room, 6th floor, 17 Kirova str., Minsk 220050, Republic of Belarus.

International consultant for the development of comprehensive rule of law and access to justice programme in Belarus

UNDP Belarus - BELARUS | Published October 18, 2016  -  Deadline November 3, 2016
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Attention: The tender is prolonged till November 03, 2016Country: Republic of BelarusDescription of the assignment: International consultant for the development of comprehensive rule of law and access to justice programme in BelarusProject name: UNDP BelarusPeriod of services: December 2016 – February 2017 (approximately 20 working days)Location: Home-based, including 1 country mission to Minsk, Belarus. Proposals for tender ref. num. 1003/2016 should be submitted to e-mail tenders.by@undp.org no later than 17.00 “03”November, 2016 (Minsk time) or by fax +375 (17) 326-03-40 or to the following address by courier/hand delivery: UNDP Office, Kirova Street 17, 6th floor, 220050 Minsk, Belarus (ref. num. of the tender should be indicated on the envelope). Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication to the e-mail tenders.by@undp.org with the reference number 1003/2016 “International consultant for the development of comprehensive rule of law and access to justice programme in Belarus” in the subject field of the e-mail. We will respond in writing or by standard electronic mail and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all consultants.Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:(i) Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability(ii) Cover letter explaining why they are the most suitable candidate for the advertised position. Please paste the letter into the \"Resume and Motivation\" section of the electronic application. Financial proposal* – please fill in Annex II (Finance Proposal) specifying (in USD) a) total lump sum amount for the tasks specified in TOR. The financial proposal shall include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (fee, travel costs, per diems for 1 mission to Minsk, Belarus with max. duration of the mission is 5 days. and any other possible costs).Filled P11 form including past experience in similar projects and contact details of referees(blank form can be downloaded from http://europeandcis.undp.org/files/hrforms/P11_modified_for_SCs_and_ICs.doc; please upload the P11 instead of your CV.All documents required (Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability, Cover letter, P11 and Financial Proposal) shall be presented altogether in just one (1) envelope, if submitted by courier/hand delivery, or in one email transmission, or as an attachment to an on-line application, without password encryption. At least 2 written references (or contact information of at least 2 people who could provide a reference upon request).Please find attached detailed Terms of Reference, Financial Proposal Form, IC procurement notice, form of contract and General Terms for contracts.

Development of design and construction documentations for energy efficient buildings modernization

United Nations Development Programme | Published January 20, 2015  -  Deadline February 13, 2015
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Dear Sir or Madam, The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) hereby invites you to submit a Proposal to this Request for Proposal (RFP) for the above-referenced subject. This RFP includes the following documents: Section 1 – This Letter of Invitation Section 2 – Instructions to Proposers (including Data Sheet) Section 3 – Terms of Reference Section 4 – Proposal Submission Form Section 5 – Documents Establishing the Eligibility and Qualifications of the Proposer Section 6 – Technical Proposal Form Section 7 – Financial Proposal Form Section 8 – Contract for Professional Services, including General Terms and Conditions Section 9 – Check List of documents included into the RFP submission documentation Your offer, comprising of a Technical and Financial Proposal, in separate sealed envelopes, should be submitted in accordance with Section 2. Offers for separate Lots are allowed. Offers comprising of technical and financial proposal, in separate sealed envelopes, should reach the following address no later than 5 pm local time, on 13 February 2015: United Nations Development Programme 220050, Republic of Belarus, Minsk, Kirov str., 17, 6th floor Procurement department +375 17 226 03 40 (fax), e-mail: tenders.by@undp.org Representatives of interested bidders are invited to  a pre-proposal conference which will be held on: Time:  11.00 Date:  02 February 2015 Venue: Republic of Belarus, Minsk, Kirov str., 17, 6th floor Bidders are recommended to visit the sites. Project management unit will provided necessary assistance for these visits. The dates of these visits will be defined and communicated later on in coordination with sites owners and interested bidders. All expenses related to such site visits and pre-proposal conference are on the bidders’ account. The UNDP focal point for the arrangement is: Siarhei  Nikitsin, UNDP EE Project Manager Phone: +375 17 3969370 e-mail: siarhei.nikitsin@undp.org

BY Privatization - P125389

 | Published August 7, 2015
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Small Contracts Award (dir,cqs,indv,sss) Small Contract Award Notice Belarus Project: P125389 - Belarus Privatization Report Period: 30-Apr-2015 - 05-Aug-2015 Awarded Firm/Indv. : FBK-Bel LLC Address: Koltsova str., 39-1, block 12 Contract Signature Date: 30-Apr-2015 Method ofProcurement: CQS- Selection Based On Consultant's Qualification Price: USD 5,000.00 Duration: 30.00 Day(s) Summary Scope of Contract: Audit of Financial Statements of the project Belarus Privatization (TF098603) for the period ofJanuary 1,2014-December 31, 2014

RFP for Travel Management Services for UN agencies in Belarus

United Nations Development Programme | Published June 18, 2015  -  Deadline July 13, 2015
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Re: Long-Term agreement for the Provision of Travel Management Services for the United Nations agencies in Belarus UN Agencies in Belarus (UNDP, UNHCR, UNFPA, UNICEF, IOM,) are hereby undertaking a solicitation of proposals from travel agencies who are prequalified to provide air tickets sales services on long-terms basis. The agreement will be concluded for initial period of 1 year. The long-term agreement can be extended for another 2 years in case of satisfactory performance of Travel Agent. The annual purchase volume of air tickets is about USD 350 000. This RFP includes the following documents: Section 1 – This Letter of Invitation Section 2 – Instructions to Proposers (including Data Sheet) Section 3 – Terms of Reference Section 4 – Proposal Submission Form Section 5 – Documents Establishing the Eligibility and Qualifications of the Proposer Section 6 – Technical Proposal Form Section 7 – Financial Proposal Form Section 8 – Standard Contract Form for Travel Management Services, including General Terms and Conditions Your offer, comprising of a Technical and Financial Proposal, should be submitted in separate envelopes in accordance with Section 2 no later than July  13, 2015 17-00 local Belarus time  GMT (+3:00) to the following address: United Nations Development Programme in Belarus Kirova str. 17, 6-th floor, Reception area

Provision of hotel services in Minsk to the UN Agencies (accommodation, organization and conduction of events, catering services)

United Nations Development Programme | Published May 11, 2015  -  Deadline June 3, 2015
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Dear Sir/Madam, The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) hereby invites you to submit a Proposal to this Request for Proposal (RFP) for provision of hotel services in Minsk to the UN Agencies (accommodation, organization and conduction of events, catering services) on long term agreement basis. Please find attached RFP tender document for any further details on supplier selection and Technical proposal and Financial proposal (Annex 1 - Lot 1, Annex 2 - Lot 2) forms to be filled in. Your offer, comprising of a Technical and Financial Proposal, in separate sealed envelopes, should be submitted in accordance with Section 2 of RFP tender document. The deadline for proposals submission is 17:00 (Belarus time), June 03rd, 2015. You are kindly requested to submit an acknowledgment letter to UNDP to the following address: United Nations Development Programme tenders.by@undp.org Attention: Ms. Tatsiana Lazouskaya Ref: RFP/UNDP/412/2015 The letter should advise whether your company intends to submit a Proposal. If that is not the case, UNDP would appreciate your indicating the reason, for our records. A pre-proposal conference will be held on 18 May, 2015 at 11.00 (Belarus time) at the following address: UNDP CO Conference room, 6th floor, 17 Kirova str., Minsk 220050, Republic of Belarus. Authorized representatives of the bidders are invited to participate in the conference.

PFM Modernization Project - P146997

Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Belarus | Published August 2, 2016
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General Procurement Notice GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS PUBLIC FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT MODERNIZATIONPROJECT FIRST PROJECT IN A SERIES GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE LoanNo.8606-BY Project IDNo. P146997 The Ministry of Finance of theRepublic of Belarus has received financing in the amount of US$10 000 000 equivalent fromthe World Bank toward the cost of the Public FinancialManagement Modernization Project  and itintends to apply part of the proceeds topayments for goods, works, related services and consulting services to be procured under this Project. The objectives of the Project are to improvepolicy alignment of the budget, consolidate cash balances, improve budget transparency and lay the foundations for an integratedfinancial management information system. The Project consists of the following parts: Part 1.  Budget Management Regulations andProcedures 1.1.        Strengthening the Borrower's budget preparation through, inter alia: (a)           the provision of technical assistance on, inter alia: (i) the selection and use of financialprogramming model, including the provision of relevant Training; (ii) theidentification of existing gaps in operational capacityand methodology for macroeconomic forecasting; (b)          the development of methodologies for estimating: (i)  taxexpenditures (including tax privileges and exemptions) and assessing their efficiency; and (ii) taxgap; (c)           the development of a medium-term budgeting methodology, which includes, inter alia: (i) thedefinition of medium-term expenditure limits for the Borrower's programs; (ii) the carrying out of an assessment regarding thefeasibility of establishing reserve funds as a tool for countercyclical fiscal policy; and (iii) the establishment of a mechanismfor multi-year allocations and transfer of unused funds into the Borrower's next fiscal year;and (d)          the development of a program-based budgeting methodology which includes, inter alia: (i) theestablishment of indicators to assess efficiency and results of the Borrower's programs; (ii) the development of a new programclassification of budget expenditures; and (iii) the carrying out of relevant capacity buildingactivities. 1.2.        Strengthening the Borrower's debt management system through, inter alia: (a) the provision oftechnical assistance on the implementation of the Borrower's debt management strategy; and (b) the revision of the Borrower'spublic debt regulatory framework. 1.3.        Strengthening the Borrower's budget execution and budget reporting through, interalia: (a)           (i) the development of a plan for a phased consolidation of the Borrower's public funds in the Treasury Single Account(TSA), and  implementation of the first phase of said plan; (ii)the provision of technical assistance focused on strengthening the Borrower's  management of commitments; (iii)  theintegration of the Borrower's procurement procedures into the budget execution process; and (iv) the development of cashforecasting tools and procedures, including the provision of Training on their use; (b)       (i) the development of the conceptual framework forthe reform of thenational public sector accounting and reporting system, including the definition of institutional responsibilities withintheBorrower; (ii) the design of a comprehensive and time bound implementation plan, which includes, interalia: (A) the proposed changes to the existing legal framework; and (B) a proposed mechanism for thedevelopment and adoptionof accounting and reporting standards which are compliant with International Public Sector AccountingStandards (IPSAS); (iii) the  preparatoryactivities for the adoption of the first set of standards developed using the mechanism referred to in (B) herein, including thecarrying out of public consultations; (iv)  thedevelopment of a unified chart of accounts integrated with the budget classification; (v) the development of financial reportingtemplates in accordance with IPSAS; including the preparation of methodological instructions for the compilation of financialreports; (vi) provision of technical assistance and Training on the implementation of the new set of standards and on the unifiedchart of accounts referred to in (iii) and (iv) herein, respectively; (c)        (i) the development of options for the modernization of theinternal financial control and audit system of the Borrower's public sector; and (ii) based on the options developed under (i)herein, the formulation of the conceptual framework of the new public sector internal financial control and audit system; and (d)       the strengthening of the public access to the Borrower's budgetinformation through, inter alia: (i) the preparation and publication of userfriendly versions of the Borrower's budget information; (ii) the acquisition and installation of relevant software (e.g. dataextraction and business-analysis); and (iii) the provision of Training. Part 2. Public Financial Management ITSolutions Carrying out of the following activities, inter alia: (a)            development of public financialmanagement business processes for the design and implementation of an integrated financial management information system, based onthe activities carried out under Part 1 above, including through the acquisition and installation of business process managementsoftware in the MoF and/or the IT Center; (b)           carrying out an analysis of existingintegrated solutions in the market for the establishment of a financial management information system; (c)            preparation of bidding documents, includingspecifications, for the acquisition of a financial management information system, based on the revised business processes carriedout under Part 2 (a) above; and (d)           upgrading of the Automated System forFinancialSettlements through, inter alia, the acquisition andinstallation of the necessary software and hardware in the MoF and/or the IT Center. Part.3   ChangeManagement 3.1.         Carrying out of capacity building activities supporting the Borrower's changemanagement process to implement the public financial management activities referred to in Parts 1 and 2 above, including: (i) thecarrying out of awareness campaigns, Training activities  ontheimplementation of said reforms; (ii) the design and implementation ofTraining programs for the Training Center; 3.2.         Strengthening the Training Center's operational capacitythrough, inter alia: (i) the acquisition and installation of relevant hardwareand software; and (ii) the provision of technical assistance on developing a business model for training delivery;and 3.3.         Project management activities through the provision of support for Projectimplementation, monitoring and evaluation, including the procurement and financial management aspects and the carrying out of theProject audits. Procurement of goods, works and non-consulting services financed by the WorldBank will be conducted through the procedures specified in Guidelines: "Procurement of Goods, Works and Non-consulting Servicesunder IBRD Loans and IDA Credits and Grants by World Bank Borrowers" dated January 2011 (revised July 2014),   consulting services will be procured in accordance with the Guidelines: "Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDACredits and Grants by World Bank Borrowers"dated January 2011 (revised July 2014). Specific procurement notices for contracts will be announced, as they becomeavailable in UN Development Business, on theWorld Bank external website, as well as on the website of Republican Unitary Enterprise "Data-Processing Center of the Ministry ofFinance of the Republic of Belarus" (Implementing Agency) www. ivcmf.by. Further information can be obtained at the address below: 17 Kalvariyskaya Str., 220004 Minsk Tel.: +375(17) 200 39 87 e-mail: aismf@ivcmf.by Irina Gorbunova Chief ProjectEngineer

International consultant for facilitating best practices transfer between Belarus and Czech Republic in the area of Small and Medium Businesses development

UNDP Belarus - BELARUS | Published October 18, 2016  -  Deadline October 31, 2016
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Country: Republic of BelarusDescription of the assignment: International consultant for facilitating best practices transfer between Belarus and Czech Republic in the area of Small and Medium Businesses developmentProject name: Small and Medium-sized Business in Belarus, 2016-2018Period of services: November 2016 - March 2017Location: Home based. The tasks will require outreach work and B2B matching in Czech Republic and Belarus and therefore require travel to Belarus. Two missions to Belarus (first mission 6 working days, second mission 1 working day). Proposals for tender ref. num. 999/2016 should be submitted to e-mail tenders.by@undp.org no later than 17.00 “31” October, 2016 (Minsk time) or by fax +375 (17) 326-03-40 or to the following address by courier/hand delivery: UNDP Office, Kirova Street 17, 6th floor, 220050 Minsk, Belarus (ref. num. of the tender should be indicated on the envelope). Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication to the e-mail tenders.by@undp.org with the reference number 999/2016 “International consultant for facilitating best practices transfer between Belarus and Czech Republic in the area of Small and Medium Businesses development” in the subject field of the e-mail. We will respond in writing or by standard electronic mail and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all consultants.Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications: (i) Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability(ii) Cover letter explaining why they are the most suitable candidate for the advertised position. Please paste the letter into the \"Resume and Motivation\" section of the electronic application.(iii) Financial proposal* – please fill in Annex II (Finance Proposal) specifying (in USD) a) total lump sum amount for the tasks specified in TOR. The financial proposal shall include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (fee, travel costs, per diems for 2 missions (6 working days and 1 working day) to Belarus and any other possible costs).Filled P11 form including past experience in similar projects and contact details of referees(blank form can be downloaded from http://europeandcis.undp.org/files/hrforms/P11_modified_for_SCs_and_ICs.doc; please upload the P11 instead of your CV.All documents required (Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability, Cover letter, P11 and Financial Proposal) shall be presented altogether in just one (1) envelope, if submitted by courier/hand delivery, or in one email transmission, or as an attachment to an on-line application, without password encryption.At least 2 written references (or contact information of at least 2 people who could provide a reference upon request).Please find attached necessary templates and looking forward receiving your quotation.

M&A Advisory Services on Selling the Majority Shareholder’s Equity Stake in OJSC Bank Moscow-Minsk

 | Published February 21, 2017  -  Deadline March 23, 2017
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NB: This is not a consultancy opportunity in any way related to EBRD's operations or Technical Cooperation programme. EBRD is in no way whatsoever involved in managing, funding or overseeing the consultant selection and engagement process for the Assignment. The EBRD's Procurement Policies and Rules do not apply and EBRD did not draft or advise on the text of this notice or the related consultancy selection and engagement process.

The sole purpose of this notice is to inform consultants about this opportunity.

The Contracting Entity remains solely responsible for managing all aspects of the consultant selection and engagement process in line with its applicable rules and processes and interested consultants are advised that they shall be solely responsible for deciding whether they wish to rely on, implement or act on this notice. The EBRD shall not be liable for any direct or indirect loss, cost, damage or liability that any consultant may suffer as a consequence of relying upon the content of this notice or of any action in response to this notice.

All requests for clarifications or information shall be solely addressed to the Contacting Entity.

Contracting Entity: OJSC Bank Moscow-Minsk.

Assignment Description: The Bank Moscow-Minsk, a top-10 bank in Belarus, is planning to attract a foreign strategic investor and launches a tender process for selecting sell-side financial advisor in line with international best practices. Prospective financial advisors with proven FIG M&A track record in CEE and CIS are invited to submit their offers for advisory services to the Bank and its main shareholder in an anticipated sale of the majority stake up to 100%.

The relevant information can be found on the Bank Moscow-Minsk's internet site: http://www.mmbank.by/about/news/novosti_banka/2017/oao_bank_moskva_minsk_provodit/

Belarus: Bank Moscow - Minsk MSME Lending Capacity Building

 | Published January 19, 2017  -  Deadline February 16, 2017
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Project Description: Bank Moscow-Minsk (the "Client" or "BMM") is a medium-sized bank, carrying out conventional banking operations such as lending, mainly to large corporate clients and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises ("MSME") (ca. 92% of GLP), foreign exchange, customer deposit taking, interbank and customer funds clearance. All of its loans have been issued at market terms, including those legacy exposures to state-owned companies (46.6% of the GLP), which were issued at a time when the bank was controlled by its previous owner Bank of Moscow. BMM has requested the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development ("EBRD" or the "Bank") to provide technical assistance for improving the efficiency of its MSME lending operations and expand access to finance for private MSMEs that are underserved in Belarus.

Assignment Description: The Bank now intends to engage a consultant (the "Consultant") to assist the Client expand its capacities in MSME lending to effectively and efficiently provide (multi-purpose) MSME loans to enterprises across the country on a sustainable basis (the "Assignment").
The expected outcome of the Assignment is the enhanced MSME Lending, Risk Management and Credit Scoring capacities at BMM.
To achieve this, the Assignment will focus on the following key tasks:
1. MSME Lending Strategy: Provide recommendations and assist with implementation of measures for expanding MSME lending. Review BMM’s MSME strategy, current MSME product range; assist BMM with new product development reflecting the bank’s strategy and market needs;

2. MSME Lending Operations and Risk Management: Support the lending process and propose risk management function improvements in the areas of corporate credit analysis as well as developing internal risk rating;

3. Credit Scoring: Assess feasibility, provide recommendations and assist BMM in improving its MSME credit scoring (scoring for Micro Enterprises is already implemented), as deemed appropriate.

4. Knowledge transfer and skills development in these areas will strengthen internal capacity and enable the client to continue to grow its MSME lending in a sustainable and profitable manner, in line with best international practices.

Please see detailed Terms of Reference for the Assignment through this link.

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 Q 2 2017 and has an estimated overall duration of approximately 18 months.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 275,000 (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 anticipated that the contract will be financed by the EBRD's donor funded Technical Cooperation Funds Programme, however consultant selection and contracting will be subject to availability of funding from an appropriate donor.

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:

1. assisting commercial banks or similar financial institutions with the development of MSME lending including the strengthening sub-loan underwriting, product range, portfolio monitoring and management, marketing and sales, internal controls, and risk management;

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: Project Manager/Team Leader (Senior MSME Lending Expert)
• Professional experience and relevant qualifications (ideally more than 10 years) in MSME lending and demonstrable knowledge of Belarusian banking and MSME finance sector;
• Preferably 10 years of expertise in the development of MSME lending and risk assessment methodologies and establishment of relevant business processes;
• Preferably 10 years of experience in managing similar assignments in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region and/or other countries in the EBRD's countries of operation (EBRD CoO);
• Professional experience in conducting training on the entire transaction cycle for MSME lending with excellent communication, training, and presentation skills;
• Fluency in Russian and English is essential.
Key Expert 2: MSME Lending and Risk Management Expert
• Preferably 5 years of previous professional experience in credit risk assessment of MSMEs;
• Preferably 5 years of experience in the underwriting procedures of MSME lending, including pricing, loan structuring and monitoring;
• Preferably 5 years of experience in MSME lending in commercial banks in the CIS region and/or other countries in the EBRD CoO;
• Professional experience in conducting training on the entire transaction cycle for MSME lending with excellent communication, training, and presentation skills;
• Fluency in Russian and English is essential.
Key Expert 3: MSME Advisor – Training Expert
• Preferably 5 years of experience in specialist training in financial analysis, project valuation, liquidity, market risks modelling and stress-testing;
• Preferably 5 years of experience in hiring and training of staff;
• Professional experience in conducting training on the entire transaction cycle for MSME lending with excellent communication, training, and presentation skills;
• Fluency in Russian and English is essential.

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

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

2. Details of previous project experience or similar assignments particularly undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contract value, contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided (if different from duration), assignment budget, percentage carried out by consultant in case of association of firms or subcontracting, main activities, objectives, etc;

3. A i) Methodology for implementing the tasks to achieve project objectives, including proposed deliverables (outputs); and ii) a Proposed Work Plan outlining the plan for the implementation of the main activities/tasks of the Assignment, their duration plus milestones (max. 4 pages)”, templates can be found in the annexes to the TOR (provided in the above link).

4. 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;

5. Financial proposal presented in the breakdown of costs format using the template via the following annexes to the TOR (provided in the above link);

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 30 pages excluding CVs and contact sheet.

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

Bank Contact Person:

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


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.

2. The evaluation criteria are:
a) Firm's previous project experience: in i) assisting commercial banks or similar financial institutions with the development of MSME lending including the strengthening sub-loan underwriting, product range, portfolio monitoring and management, marketing and sales, internal controls, and risk management; ii) building internal capacity in Banks or similar financial institutions on MSME lending and the implementation of train-the-trainer programmes (20%);
b) Adequacy of proposed approach and work plan to the TOR: i) understanding of Assignment and relevance of the proposed approach and ii) work plan and team assignment (20%);
c) Qualification and experience of key experts proposed (30%);
d) Interviews with all 3 Key Experts (10%);
e) Financial Proposals (20%).

3. Interviews:
All firms with a combined score of 70% or more of the total marks available for criteria 2(a) – 2(c) inclusive will be invited to interview (criterion 2(d)).
EBRD will advise the Consultants regarding the format (e.g. skype call, meeting in person, conference call, etc.) and date of the interviews at the time of the invitation. The interviews shall be attended by all 3 Key Experts nominated by the Consultant.
Please note that all and any costs incurred by the Consultant in connection with attendance to interviews shall be borne by the Consultant.

Belarus Water Sector Framework - Polotsk Water Subproject - Polotsk WW - Feasibility Study

 | Published March 20, 2015  -  Deadline April 13, 2015
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AMENDMENT: The Closing Date for receipt of Expressions of Interest is changed to Monday 13 April 2015 at 14:00 London time. Project Description: The Unitary Enterprise Polotskvodokanal (the "Company") supported by the Government of Belarus (the "Government") and the administration of the City of Polotsk (the "City") approached the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the "EBRD", or the "Bank") with a request to finance the priority investments in construction of the new wastewater treatment facilities in the City including aeration tanks, sedimentation tanks, sludge pumps, air blowers, etc. (the "PIP" or the "Project") to ensure compliance with the national and EU standards and recommendations by the Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission – Helsinki Commission ("HELCOM") for effluent quality treatment. The Company, a water distribution and wastewater treatment company, is 100 per cent owned by the City. The Project is one of the first three subprojects (together with subprojects in Orsha and Lida) under the Belarus Water Sector Framework (the "Framework" or "BWSF"). The current Framework aims mainly at reducing pollution of the Baltic Sea basin, and to some extent also to the Black Sea basin. It follows the first wave of projects signed by the Bank in 2012 to rehabilitate the wastewater treatment facilities in Vitebsk, Slonim and Baranovichi which are now being implemented. The City does not have its own wastewater treatment plant and would like to construct one that would serve the entire population of 85,000 people and commercial customers in Polotsk. The construction of the wastewater treatment plant in Polotsk commenced in 2008 aimed at commissioning the plant into operation in 2010. During 2008-2010 the construction was financed from the Republican and Oblast budgets. It is estimated that approximately 20 per cent of the works had been completed before the works stopped in 2011 due to the lack of financing. On this basis, the Bank is looking to engage a suitably qualified consultant (the "Consultant") to prepare a feasibility study, which shall include inter alia: a) identification and a detailed assessment of the PIP that will cover the period of 13 years, (i.e. the financing period) and evaluate its benefits, including assessing its environmental and social feasibility; b) detailed financial analysis of the Company, as well as; c) preparation of overall procurement and project implementation plans. The Feasibility Study will determine the priority investments for the Project, which will be financed by the EBRD loan and will form the basis for project appraisal and approval by the EBRD and the Government. The Feasibility Study will provide detailed calculations of financial Internal Rate of Return ("IRR") and Economic IRR ("EIRR") for the Project. The overall objective of the assignment is to prepare a feasibility study for the Company and the City, which the Bank can use to appraise the Project and take a decision on the prospective financing. The feasibility study shall be in line with international requirements for such studies. Specific objectives of the assignment shall include, inter alia: - Development of an affordable, least cost and cost effective bankable investment programme for the Company; - Financial analysis of the Company and preparation of financial projections. The projections shall be fully consistent with the proposed PIP, strategic development plan and be based on prudent assumptions on the Company's revenues and expenditures. Financial projections shall include annual balance sheets, income and cash flow statements; - Determination of an efficient implementation strategy for the PIP; - Once the Project/PIP has been confirmed, screen the project against the EBRD’s Environmental and Social Policy (2014, “ESP”) and associated Performance Requirements ("PRs") to determine the project category (A or B) and the environmental and social due diligence required; - If the project is categorised as B, and once agreed with the EBRD, carry out the Environmental and Social Assessment (E and S Due Diligence – “ESDD”) of the proposed project to identify its environmental and social risks, impacts and benefits and to structure the Project to comply with the ESP and PRs. If the Project is categorised as A, this ToR will be revised by the EBRD; - Identify potential energy saving and materials efficiency measures (i.e. adequate sludge management / disposal solutions). The Feasibility Study will provide an overview of the Company’s procedures and technical, operational, environmental, social, and financial performance, and should form the basis for agreeing on the Company’s restructuring objectives in the loan document (e.g. reduction in water losses, improvements in tariff collections, standards of treatment, etc.).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 May 2015 and has an estimated overall duration of 3 months. Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 280,000 (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 through the EBRD Technical Cooperation Programme. 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 water and wastewater management. The Consultant’s expert team is expected to include key experts as follows: - Project Manager/Team Leader with a university degree or equivalent qualification with a approximately 15 years professional experience in the field of water supply and wastewater management, with comprehensive experience of similar assignments in Eastern Europe or the CIS, as well as in institutional and commercial management of water/wastewater Company. He/she should demonstrate management and administration experience, including experience with procedures of international financing agencies (preferably EBRD procedures). The large number of different tasks and the complexity of administrational procedures require a permanent presence of the Project Manager in the Country during the project period of intensive work on preparation of the Feasibility Study; - Financial specialists with knowledge of the public financing and modelling; - Technical specialists and water and wastewater engineers; - Environmental and Social experts with experience in ESIAs and E and S due diligence, health and safety, stakeholder engagement, public consultation and disclosure in the local context, gender and inclusion expertise, and/or resettlement expertise, in water/wastewater sector with experience of similar assignments and with recent track record in the region (approximately 3 years of work on similar assignments); - Institutional expert with experience of similar assignments; - Legal expert with relevant experience in the areas of natural monopolies regulation and knowledge of Belarusian tariff legislation; - Local experts with good communication skills and evidence technical knowledge of water supply and wastewater. 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 20 pages excluding CVs and contact sheet. The complete expression of interest (including CVs, Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet) should be submitted, in English, electronically through e-Selection, to reach the Bank not later than the closing date. The expression of interest shall be one file (pdf). The EBRD reserves the right to reject applications of firms submitting more than one file. Only if the permissible file size is exceeded (4MB), the Consultant may split the expression of interest into further files. 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 only. Consultants will not be asked to submit a proposal. The highest-ranked Consultant will be selected from a shortlist and be invited to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding. 2. The evaluation criteria are as follows: a) Firm’s experience in similar assignments with IFIs, preferably in the water and wastewater sector - 35% b) Firm’s experience of working in the CIS region - 15% c) CVs of the team leader and key experts with relevant experience as per above - 50%. 3. This procurement notice is published in parallel with two other procurement notices for Feasibility Studies under the Belarus Water Sector Framework (for the Cities of Orsha and Lida). Interested consultants may apply for any or all three assignments.

Belarus Water Sector Framework - Orsha Wastewater Subproject - Feasibility Study

 | Published March 20, 2015  -  Deadline April 13, 2015
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Amendment: The closing date for receipt of expressions of interest is changed to Monday 13 April at 14:00 London time. Project Description: The Unitary Enterprise Orshavodokanal (the “Company”) supported by the Government of Belarus (the “Government”) and the administration of the Orsha City (the “City”) approached the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “EBRD”, or the “Bank”) with a request to finance the priority investments in reconstruction and modernisation of the existing wastewater treatment facilities (the “PIP” or the ”Project”) to ensure compliance with the national and EU standards for effluent quality treatment. The Company, a water distribution and wastewater treatment company, is 100% owned by the City. The Project is one of the first three subprojects (together with Polotsk and Lida) under the EUR 40 million Belarus Water Sector Framework (the “Framework”). The current Framework aims mainly at reducing pollution of the Baltic Sea basin, and to some extent also to the Black Sea basin. It follows the first wave of projects signed by the Bank in 2012 to rehabilitate the wastewater treatment facilities in Vitebsk, Slonim and Baranovichi that are now being implemented. The Company annually provides circa 7 million m3 of water to the population (133,000 people) and commercial clients in the City and adjacent areas and collects 9 million m3 of wastewater annually. The water is pumped from 38 artesian wells. Removal of iron plays an important role in the water treatment process due to the specific qualities of the locally pumped water. In late 2000 the Company put in operation several iron removal units, which largely improved the quality of water supplied to the local population. The water is supplied via a 326 km network. The wastewater is collected and transported over a 214 km network boosted by the 13 wastewater pumping stations. The existing wastewater treatment facilities have installed capacity of 57,000 m3 per day of which about 60-70 per cent is utilised. On this basis, the Bank is looking to engage a suitably qualified consultant (the “Consultant”) to prepare a feasibility study, which shall include inter alia: a) identification and a detailed assessment of the PIP that will cover the period of 13 years, (i.e. the financing period) and evaluate its benefits, including assessing its environmental and social feasibility; b) detailed financial analysis of the Company, as well as; c) preparation of overall procurement and project implementation plans. The Feasibility Study will determine the priority investments for the Project, which will be financed by the EBRD loan and will form the basis for project appraisal and approval by the EBRD and the Government. The Feasibility Study will provide detailed calculations of financial Internal Rate of Return (“IRR”) and Economic IRR (“EIRR”) for the Project. The overall objective of the assignment is to prepare a feasibility study for the Company and the City, which the Bank can use to appraise the Project and take a decision on the prospective financing. The feasibility study shall be in line with international requirements for such studies. Specific objectives of the assignment shall include, inter alia: - Development of an affordable, least cost and cost effective bankable investment programme for the Company; - Financial analysis of the Company and preparation of financial projections. The projections shall be fully consistent with the proposed PIP, strategic development plan and be based on prudent assumptions on the Company’s revenues and expenditures. Financial projections shall include annual balance sheets, income and cash flow statements; - Determination of an efficient implementation strategy for the PIP; - Once the Project/PIP has been confirmed, screen the project against the EBRD’s Environmental and Social Policy (2014, ESP) and associated Performance Requirements (PRs) to determine the project category (A or B) and the environmental and social due diligence required; - If the project is categorised as B, and once agreed with the EBRD, carry out the Environmental and Social Assessment (E&S Due Diligence – ESDD) of the proposed project to identify its environmental and social risks, impacts and benefits and to. structure the project to comply with the ESP and PRs. If the Project is categorised as A, this ToR will be revised by the EBRD; - Identify potential energy saving and materials efficiency measures (i.e. adequate sludge management / disposal solutions). The feasibility study will provide an overview of the Company’s procedures and technical, operational, environmental, social, and financial performance, and should form the basis for agreeing on the Company’s restructuring objectives in the loan document (e.g. reduction in water losses, improvements in tariff collections, standards of treatment, etc.). 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 May 2015 and has an estimated overall duration of 3 months. Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 250,000 (exclusive of VAT). Subject to availability of funding, the performance of the selected Consultant and the specific needs of the Bank the Assignment may be extended beyond the current scope. The Consultant must determine whether any VAT would be chargeable on the services and the basis for that determination, without taking into consideration the special status of the Bank as an IFI and state this to the Bank in their response to the Invitation for Expressions of Interest. To the extent that a Consultant incurs input VAT on goods and services purchased in connection with the provision of services (e.g. VAT on airline ticket) which is not otherwise recoverable by the consultant from the local tax authority, the gross cost to the consultant of such expenses shall be treated as a reimbursable expense. Funding Source: It is expected that the Assignment will be funded through the EBRD's Technical Cooperation Programme. 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 water and wastewater management. The Consultant’s expert team is expected to include key experts as follows: - Project Manager/Team Leader with a university degree or equivalent qualification with approximately 15 years professional experience in the field of water supply and wastewater management, with comprehensive experience of similar assignments in Eastern Europe or the CIS, as well as in institutional and commercial management of water/wastewater Company. He/she should demonstrate management and administration experience, including experience with procedures of international financing agencies (preferably EBRD procedures). The large number of different tasks and the complexity of administrational procedures require a permanent presence of the Project Manager in the Country during the project period of intensive work on preparation of the Feasibility Study; - Financial specialists with knowledge of the public financing and modelling; - Technical specialists and water and wastewater engineers; - Environmental and Social experts with experience in ESIAs and E and S due diligence, health and safety, stakeholder engagement, public consultation and disclosure in the local context, gender and inclusion expertise, and/or resettlement expertise, in water/wastewater sector with experience of similar assignments and with recent track record in the region (minimum 3 years of work on similar assignments); - Institutional expert with experience of similar assignments; - Legal expert with relevant experience in the areas of natural monopolies regulation and knowledge of Belarusian tariff legislation; - Local experts with good communication skills and evidence technical knowledge of water supply and wastewater. 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 20 pages excluding CVs and contact sheet. The complete expression of interest (including CVs, Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet) should be submitted, in English, electronically through e-Selection, to reach the Bank not later than the closing date. The expression of interest shall be one file (pdf). The EBRD reserves the right to reject applications of firms submitting more than one file. Only if the permissible file size is exceeded (4MB), the Consultant may split the expression of interest into further files. 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 only. Consultants will not be asked to submit a proposal. The highest-ranked Consultant will be selected from a shortlist and be invited to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding. 2. The evaluation criteria are as follows: a) Firm’s experience in similar assignments with IFIs, preferably in the water and wastewater sector - 35% b) Firm’s experience of working in the CIS region - 15% c) CVs of the team leader and key experts with relevant experience as per above - 50%. 3. This procurement notice is published in parallel with two other procurement notices for Feasibility Studies under the Belarus Water Sector Framework (for the Cities of Polotsk and Lida). Interested consultants may apply for any or all three assignments.

Belarus Water Sector Framework - Lida Wastewater Subproject - Feasibility Study

 | Published March 20, 2015  -  Deadline April 13, 2015
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AMENDMENT: The Closing Date for receipt of Expressions of Interest is changed to Monday 13 April 2015 at 14:00 London time. Project Description: The Unitary Enterprise Lida GUP JKH (the “Company”) supported by the Government of Belarus (the “Government”) and the administration of the Lida City (the “City”) approached the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “EBRD”, or the “Bank”) with a request to finance the priority investments aimed at reconstruction and modernisation of the wastewater treatment facilities (the “PIP” or the ”Project”) to ensure compliance with the national and EU standards and HELCOM recommendations for effluent quality treatment. The Company’s operations include water supply and wastewater treatment, district heating and other socially important services in the City. The water supply and wastewater treatment services constitute around 20-25 per cent of the Company’s revenues. The Company is 100% owned by the City. The Project is one of the first three subprojects (together with Polotsk and Orsha) under the EUR 40 million Belarus Water Sector Framework (the “Framework”). The current Framework aims mainly at reducing pollution of the Baltic Sea basin, and to some extent also to the Black Sea basin. It follows the first wave of projects signed by the Bank in 2012 to rehabilitate the wastewater treatment facilities in Vitebsk, Slonim and Baranovichi that are now being implemented. The Company annually provides more than 8 million m3 of water to the population (circa 98,000 people) and commercial clients in the City and the adjacent areas and collects about the same volume of wastewater annually. The households account for 56 percent of the wastewater revenues with the remaining 44 per cent attributable to the commercial and budgetary organisations. The Company pumps water from 3 wells. The artesian water does not comply with sanitary norms of Belarus for iron and therefore requires iron removal. The sewage networks consist of 150 km pipes depreciated by about 62 per cent with 27 km of sewage networks requiring an immediate replacement. The wastewater treatment plant is operating close to its design capacity of 44,000 m3/day. The wastewater treatment plant was built in 1971 and consists of two separate biological activated sludge trains preceded by two mechanical screens and four sand removal tanks. In 2002 a second bio-sorption train without mechanical sedimentation was commissioned in operation. On this basis, the Bank is looking to engage a suitably qualified consultant (the “Consultant”) to prepare a feasibility study, which shall include inter alia: a) identification and a detailed assessment of the PIP that will cover the period of 13 years, (i.e. the financing period) and evaluate its benefits, including assessing its environmental and social feasibility; b) detailed financial analysis of the Company, as well as; c) preparation of overall procurement and project implementation plans. The Feasibility Study will determine the priority investments for the Project, which will be financed by the EBRD loan and will form the basis for project appraisal and approval by the EBRD and the Government. The Feasibility Study will provide detailed calculations of financial Internal Rate of Return (“IRR”) and Economic IRR (“EIRR”) for the Project. The overall objective of the assignment is to prepare a feasibility study for the Company and the City, which the Bank can use to appraise the Project and take a decision on the prospective financing. The feasibility study shall be in line with international requirements for such studies. Specific objectives of the assignment shall include, inter alia: - Development of an affordable, least cost and cost effective bankable investment programme for the Company; - Financial analysis of the Company and preparation of financial projections. The projections shall be fully consistent with the proposed PIP, strategic development plan and be based on prudent assumptions on the Company’s revenues and expenditures. Financial projections shall include annual balance sheets, income and cash flow statements; • Determination of an efficient implementation strategy for the PIP; - Once the Project/PIP has been confirmed, screen the project against the EBRD’s Environmental and Social Policy (2014, ESP) and associated Performance Requirements (PRs) to determine the project category (A or B) and the environmental and social due diligence required; - If the project is categorised as B, and once agreed with the EBRD, carry out the Environmental and Social Assessment (E and S Due Diligence – ESDD) of the proposed project to identify its environmental and social risks, impacts and benefits and to. structure the project to comply with the ESP and PRs. If the Project is categorised as A, this ToR will be revised by the EBRD; - Identify potential energy saving and materials efficiency measures (i.e. adequate sludge management / disposal solutions). The feasibility study will provide an overview of the Company’s procedures and technical, operational, environmental, social, and financial performance, and should form the basis for agreeing on the Company’s restructuring objectives in the loan document (e.g. reduction in water losses, improvements in tariff collections, standards of treatment, etc.). 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 May 2015 and has an estimated overall duration of 3 months. Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 250,000 (exclusive of VAT). Subject to availability of funding, the performance of the selected Consultant and the specific needs of the Bank the Assignment may be extended beyond the current scope. The Consultant must determine whether any VAT would be chargeable on the services and the basis for that determination, without taking into consideration the special status of the Bank as an IFI and state this to the Bank in their response to the Invitation for Expressions of Interest. To the extent that a Consultant incurs input VAT on goods and services purchased in connection with the provision of services (e.g. VAT on airline ticket) which is not otherwise recoverable by the consultant from the local tax authority, the gross cost to the consultant of such expenses shall be treated as a reimbursable expense. Funding Source: It is expected that the Assignment will be funded through the EBRD Technical Assistance Programme. 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 water and wastewater management. The Consultant’s expert team is expected to include key experts as follows: - Project Manager/Team Leader with a university degree or equivalent qualification with a minimum of 15 years professional experience in the field of water supply and wastewater management, with comprehensive experience of similar assignments in Eastern Europe or the CIS, as well as in institutional and commercial management of water/wastewater Company. He/she should demonstrate management and administration experience, including experience with procedures of international financing agencies (preferably EBRD procedures). The large number of different tasks and the complexity of administrational procedures require a permanent presence of the Project Manager in the Country during the project period of intensive work on preparation of the Feasibility Study; - Financial specialists with knowledge of the public financing and modelling; - Technical specialists and water and wastewater engineers; - Environmental and Social experts with experience in ESIAs and E&S due diligence, health & safety, stakeholder engagement, public consultation and disclosure in the local context, gender and inclusion expertise, and/or resettlement expertise, in water/wastewater sector with experience of similar assignments and with recent track record in the region (minimum 3 years of work on similar assignments); - Institutional expert with experience of similar assignments; - Legal expert with relevant experience in the areas of natural monopolies regulation and knowledge of Belarusian tariff legislation; - Local experts with good communication skills and evidence technical knowledge of water supply and wastewater. 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 20 pages excluding CVs and contact sheet. The complete expression of interest (including CVs, Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet) should be submitted, in English, electronically through e-Selection, to reach the Bank not later than the closing date. The expression of interest shall be one file (pdf). The EBRD reserves the right to reject applications of firms submitting more than one file. Only if the permissible file size is exceeded (4MB), the Consultant may split the expression of interest into further files. 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 only. Consultants will not be asked to submit a proposal. The highest-ranked Consultant will be selected from a shortlist and be invited to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding. 2. The evaluation criteria are as follows: a) Firm’s experience in similar assignments with IFIs, preferably in the water and wastewater sector - 35% b) Firm’s experience of working in the CIS region - 15% c) CVs of the team leader and key experts with relevant experience as per above - 50%. 3. This procurement notice is published in parallel with two other procurement notices for Feasibility Studies under the Belarus Water Sector Framework (for the Cities of Polotsk and Orsha). Interested consultants may apply for any or all three assignments

International Consultant on Green Urban Development IC/501/2017

UNDP Belarus - BELARUS | Published July 11, 2017  -  Deadline July 24, 2017
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Country: BelarusDescription of the assignment: International Consultant on Green Urban Development (1 position) Project name: “Belarus: Supporting Green Urban Development in Small and Medium-Sized Cities in Belarus”Period of services (if applicable): 1 September 2017 – 31 December 201725 working days (including 2 missions to Belarus of 8 working days in total)Proposals for tender ref. number 501/2017 should be submitted to on-line or to the e-mail tenders.by@undp.org no later than 17:00 24 July 2017 (Minsk time). Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication to the e-mail anna.trubchik@undp.org with the reference number (501/2017, International Consultant on Green Urban Development) in the subject field of the e-mail. We will respond in writing or by standard electronic mail and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all consultants. Ref. num. (501/2017, International Consultant on Green Urban Development) of the tender should be indicated in the subject field of the e-mail. Please find attached full text of procurement notice, Terms of Reference, Financial Proposal Form, Contarct and General Terms Form, Letter to UNDP confirming Interest and Availability

Belarus Forestry Development Project - P147760

UE Bellesexport | Published April 7, 2016  -  Deadline May 16, 2016
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Terrain Vehicles For Forest Fire Protection Invitation for Bids REPUBLICOFBELARUS BELARUSIAN FORESTRY DEVELOPMENT PROJECT (P147760) Contract Title: Procurement of Terrain vehicles for forest fire protection Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): BFDP/ICB/16/13 Purchasers: State Forest Enterprises, according to theAnnex1 ThePayment is made by: UE"Bellesexport" 1.                The Ministry ofForestry of the Republic of Belarus has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of theBelarusian Forestry Development Project, and intends to apply part oftheproceeds toward payments under the contract for Procurement of: Terrain vehicles for forest fireprotection. 2.            UE"Bellesexport" nowinvites sealed bids from eligible bidders for procurement of: Terrain vehicles for forest fire protection, 31Nr. Place of Destination: For foreign Suppliers: CIP Minsk (Place of Destination will be defined during the contract signing) For Supplier national of the Purchaser's country: EXW (on Supplier's own place of business) Project Site (sites)/ the place(s) of final destination(s): according to theAnnex 1; period of delivery: according to List of Goods and Delivery Schedule, Section VII. 3.                 Bidders maysubmit offers for one or several lots in accordance with the Bidding Documents. Bidders wishing to offer discounts in case of awardof several lots, will be able to do so if such discounts were quoted by the Bidder in theLetter ofBid. 4.        Bidding will be conducted through the InternationalCompetitive Bidding procedures as specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement of Goods, Works and Non-Consulting Services under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits&Grants by World Bank Borrowers ofJanuary 2011, revised July 2014 ("Procurement Guidelines"), and is open to all eligiblebidders as defined in the Procurement Guidelines. In addition, please refer to paragraphs 1.6 and 1.7 setting forth the WorldBank's policy on conflict of interest. 5.        Interested eligible bidders may obtain furtherinformation from UE "Bellesexport": bfdp@bellesexport.by and inspect the bidding documents during office hours from 09:00to 18:00 at the address given below. 6.        Bids must be delivered to the address below before10:00 a.m. local time on May 16, 2016. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be publicly opened in the presence of the bidders' designatedrepresentatives and anyone who choose to attend at the address below. 7. Post qualification Requirements After determining the lowest-evaluatedbid in accordancewith ITB 35.1, the Purchaser shall carry out the postqualification ofthe Bidder in accordance with ITB 36, usingonly the requirements specified.  Requirementsnot included in the text below shall not be used in the evaluation of the Bidder's qualifications. (a)          If Bidder is Manufacturer: (i)        Financial Capability The Bidder shall furnish documentaryevidence that it meets thefollowing financial requirement(s): The Bidder should demonstrate a minimumaverage annual turnoverof US$ 2 000 000 (two million) equivalent over the last 3 (three) years. (ii)       Experience and Technical Capacity The Bidder shall furnishdocumentary evidence to demonstrate that it meets the following experience requirement(s): The Bidder should demonstrate that it hassuccessfully completed the manufacture of minimum 50 terrain vehicles equipped similarly, according to the characteristics that are indicatedin the technicalspecification of the Bidding document for the ICB #BFDP/ICB/16/13 within last 3 (three)years. (b)         If Bidder is not manufacturer: If a Bidder isnot a manufacturer, but is offering the Goods on behalf ofthe Manufacturer under Manufacturer's Authorization Form (SectionIV,Bidding Forms), the Manufacturer shall demonstrate the above qualifications (i), (ii) under consideration and the Bidder shalldemonstrate that it has successfully completed at least 2 supply contracts of similar goods in the past 3 (three) years in order tobe qualified. (c)         If Bidder is a joint venture(JV) (i)     FinancialCapability The JV partners shall collectivelydemonstrate a minimum average annual turnover specified above (a) (i) within the last three years.Where, lead partner mustdemonstrate a minimum average annual turnover of 50% (fifty percent) of the specified amount over the last 3 (three)years. (ii)    Experience andTechnical Capacity The JV partners shall collectivelydemonstrate that they have successfully completed the contracts specified above (a) (ii) within last threeyears. (iii)             If  JV isnot manufacturer: If JV is not amanufacturer, but is offering the Goods on behalf of the Manufacturer under Manufacturer's Authorization Form (Section IV, BiddingForms), the Manufacturer shall demonstrate the above qualifications(a) (i), (ii) under consideration and the JV shall demonstratethat it has successfully completed at least 2 supply contracts of similar goods in the past 3 (three) years in order to bequalified. Where, lead partner must demonstrate that it has successfully completed at least 1(one) contract of similar goods in thepast 3 (three) years. In order tobe qualified, the Bidder/JV must submit evidence that it will have/or already have continued representation in the Republic ofBelarus  to provide sufficient technicalsupport for the proposed goods including theservices for maintenance, repair, tests and supply of spare parts stipulated in theGeneral or Special Conditions of the Contract and/or Technical Specifications. The presence of an officialrepresentative office or an authorized sales representative, supplier (dealer) in the Republic of Belarus to provide warrantyservice for warranty repair of equipment and to fulfill the post-warranty maintenance of the machine after the end of the warrantyperiod. The supplier shall have service centers in the Republic of Belarus. Additional Documents to be submitted (tobe used during the post qualification): The Bidder shall furnishdocumentary evidence that it meets the following financial requirement(s): The audited balance sheets or, if notrequired by the laws of the Applicant's country, other financial statements acceptable to the Employer, for the last three years shall be submitted and must demonstratethe current soundness of the Applicant's financial position. The Bidder shall furnish documentaryevidence to demonstrate that the Goods it offers meet the following usage requirement: a Reference List withinformation on the suppliesand satisfactory performance for the past 3 years, including contact details (phone, fax, address) ofprevious clients. IfBidder isnot manufacturer: It shall furnishdocuments providing that it is officially authorized to offer the Terrain vehicles for forest fire protection of ManufacturingCompany through Manufacturer's Authorization Form provided in Section IV for the relevant equipment underconsideration. 8.         A complete set of bidding documents in English orRussian may be obtained by interested bidders upon the submission of a written application to the address below. The document willbe granted to the authorized representative of the Bidder upon submission of notarized Power of Attorney signed by authorizedemployee of the Applicant. In addition to paper copy the bidding documents may be distributed  in electronic format via email address specified by the Bidder. 9.         Allbids must be accompanied by The Bid-SecuringDeclaration 10.       The address referred to above is: Attn: Mr. Mikalai Malyshau Street Address: Skryganova str., 6 Floor/ Room number: 4 floor/room 403 220073 Minsk, Republic of Belarus Tel.: +375 17 259 1818 Fax:  +375 17 259 18 18 E-mail:  bfdp@bellesexport.by Web site: www.bellesexport.by

Vitebsk Solid Waste Project

 | Published August 21, 2015  -  Deadline September 14, 2015
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Project description: The City of Vitebsk (the “City”) (population 370,000) is currently developing a solid waste management system for the City in line with national guidelines. The existing landfill is almost full and the construction of a new landfill in compliance with relevant EU directives is being planned. Vitebsk is seeking to finance the new landfill with budgetary funds, which will be additional to the project to be financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “Bank” or the “EBRD”).

In parallel to constructing a new landfill, the City is aiming to improve its solid waste management system, in particular by increasing waste sorting at source and recycling, and thereby minimising waste disposed at the landfill. One of the key components of this strategy is to construct a sorting facility that will enhance the capacity of the City to recycle and reuse materials. This approach will extend the lifespan for the new landfill by reducing the volume of disposed waste.

Vitebsk has studied other similar recycling facilities, including a World Bank (“WB”) funded waste sorting facility in the city of Grodno currently under construction, and has expressed interest in a similar facility to improve its solid waste management operations.

In light of the above, the City has approached the Bank with a request to assess the possibility of financing a project for the construction of a waste sorting and processing facility in the City (the “Project”). The project is envisaged to comprise of the following components: i) an automatic sorting facility, ii) a digester for biodegradable fractions, and iii) a plant for production of RDF or similar material.

The total value of the investment is estimated at EUR 20 million, to which the Bank would contribute with a loan of up to EUR 15 million. This will however have to be confirmed during the due diligence process for the Project, of which the preparation of this feasibility study is an important part.

In preparing the transaction, the Bank will work with the City owned company Vitebsk State Enterprise “Spetsavtobaza of Vitebsk City” (the “Company”). The Company owns and operates vehicles for collection and transportation of municipal and industrial waste. The company also operates the landfill in Vitebsk and employs roughly 300 staff.

Assignment description: The Bank requires the services of an independent consultant (the Consultant) to review the detailed requirements, verify whether a bankable project meeting the below objectives is feasibile, and prepare such a project. This Project will be based on an effective least-cost investment programme. The investment plan will be justified on the basis of thorough technical, legislative, financial, and economic analysis. Furthermore, the Consultant will develop an efficient Project Implementation Plan, including procurement schedule, and carry out an assessment of the resource efficiency opportunities (including energy efficiency and renewable energy potential and the impact on GHG emissions) and environmental and social impacts of the investment programme.

Specific objectives of the assignment shall include, inter alia:

• Review the needs of the Company and the City, including definition and establishment of the area to be covered by the investment.
• Review the specific needs (i.e. the needs of all relevant stakeholders, presenting any differentiated needs and priorities according to gender and age) for solid waste management in the area.
• Review the applicable legislation at local and national level in place regarding waste (e.g. targets on material and energy production from waste), and assess the implications on the Project.
• Review and analyse the current system of solid waste separation, collection and reprocessing for recycling and, if appropriate, make recommendations on how this could be improved, taking into consideration international best practices in waste management (eg BREFs) and following the EU waste hierarchy options at the maximum extent. Identify potential industrial users of separated materials and barriers existing to the development of a market for such products.
• Review and analyse the current situation of the waste treatment/separation/ recycling/landfilling in the area in terms of condition of major equipment and facilities, recent past years performances, operation and maintenance (“O&M”) practices, capacity of the City to manage and address all relevant environmental and social risks and impacts, compliance with national laws and regulations and any liability issues.
• Once the waste management option and site selection has been confirmed, screen the project against the EBRD’s Environmental and Social Policy (2014, “ESP”) and associated Performance Requirements (“PRs”) to propose, and agree with the EBRD, the project category (A or B) and confirm the environmental and social due diligence required.
• If the Project is categorised as B (once agreed with the EBRD) carry out an Environmental and Social Assessment (E&S Due Diligence, “ESDD”) of the proposed Project to identify its environmental and social risks, impacts and benefits and to structure the Project to comply with the ESP and PRs. If the Project is categorised as A, this ToR will be revised by the EBRD.
• Based on the results of the above, draw up a detailed priority investment programme (“PIP”) for a waste sorting and processing facility in Vitebsk, including but not limited to i) an automatic sorting facility, ii) digester for biodegradable fractions, iii) a plant for the production of Refuse Derived Fuel (“RDF”) or similar material for production of energy from waste refuse. This should also include a recommendation on where this new facility should be situated.
• Make necessary recommendations for institutional changes (organisation of solid waste management, changes in law or institutional, including human resources, changes) regarding solid waste management in the City.
• Conduct a financial analysis of the new waste sorting and processing facility as well as the old and new landfills (and if appropriate, recycling opportunities) and waste management operations. Create a business plan over the lifetime of the loan with detailed calculations of realistic capital expenditure (“CAPEX”), revenues, expenses, debt service coverage ratio and Internal Rates of Return (“IRR”) (both economic and financial). To prepare financial projections for the selected waste management facilities; the projections shall be fully consistent with the proposed Project, strategic development plan and be based on prudent assumptions on the Company revenues and expenditures. Financial projections shall include annual balance sheets, income and cash flow statements.
• Design a general timetable of the implementation of the Project for each potential scenario.
• Review the potential for private sector participation (“PSP”) in waste collection and disposal (and if appropriate, recycling) (e.g. design-build-operate for any part of the Project, privatisation of collection in parts of the City, operation of the landfill, etc.).Support discussions on the Project proposal between the EBRD and the relevant stakeholders as necessary.
• Calculate the Bank’s standard measuring indicators and SRI impact indicators.

Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in November 2015 and has an estimated overall duration of 16 weeks.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 280,000 (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: This assignment will be funded by the Czech Republic ODA TC Fund.

Eligibility: Consultancy firms shall be registered in the Czech Republic and the individual experts proposed must be citizens or permanent residents of the Czech Republic. Up to a maximum of 35% of the total contract amount may be used to finance services of local experts who are nationals of Belarus or consultancy firms registered in Belarus.

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms with previous international project experience in:
a) developing feasibility studies in the solid waste sector for international financial institutions (IFIs) or equivalent organisations and a good knowledge of IFI (or equivalent) procedures and rules on public procurement and disbursement policies;
(b) handling institutional and legal framework aspects, environmental and social requirements, local financial management standards, as well as knowledge of international and regional professional standards for technical competence in the solid waste sector.

It is expected that the Assignment will be led by an appropriately qualified team leader/solid waste specialist, accompanied by both key and supporting experts. Based on the fields of expertise and the tasks mentioned above, it is proposed that the team of the Consultant should include the following expatriate and local key experts:

• Project Manager/Team Leader with a university degree or equivalent qualification and preferably with 15 years or more of professional experience in the field of solid waste management. The Project Manager/Team Leader will have a comprehensive experience of similar assignments in Belarus or other CIS countries, as well as in institutional and commercial management of solid waste companies. He/she should demonstrate management and administration experience, including experience with procedures of international financing agencies (preferably EBRD procedures). The large number of different tasks and the complexity of administrational procedures require a permanent presence of the Project Manager in the country during the project period of intensive work on preparation of the FS.
Financial specialist(s) with knowledge of the public financing and modelling.
• Technical specialist(s) and solid waste engineer(s).
• Environmental and Social expert(s) with experience in ESIAs and E&S due diligence, health & safety, stakeholder engagement, public consultation and disclosure in the local context, gender and inclusion expertise, and/or resettlement expertise, in solid waste management sector with experience of similar assignments and with recent track record in the region.
• Resource efficiency expert with experience in waste management.
• Institutional expert with experience of similar assignments.
• Legal expert with relevant experience in the areas of natural monopolies regulation and knowledge of Belarus’ tariff legislation.
• Subject to the eligibility criteria set out above, local experts with good communication skills and evidenced technical knowledge of solid waste sector planning, design, implementation and operations.

Submission Requirements: Interested firms or groups of firms are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest. 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 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:

Olesya Kerridge
Technical Co-operation
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: + 44 20 7338 6895
e-mail: kerridgo@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. The shortlist criteria are:

(a) Firm’s previous project experience in developing feasibility studies in the solid waste sector for IFIs or equivalent institutions and a good knowledge of IFI (or equivalent) procedures and rules on public procurement and disbursement policies (10%);
(b) Firm’s international project experience in the solid waste sector, specifically with its institutional and legal framework aspects, environmental and social requirements, local financial management standards, regional and international professional standards of technical knowledge (30%);
(c) Qualifications and competence of the consultant's team of international and local experts (60%).

Belarus Forestry Development Project - P147760

UE Bellesexport | Published February 4, 2016  -  Deadline March 15, 2016
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Terrain Vehicles Designed To Extinguish Fires With Water, As Well As Delivery Of The Firefighting Crew, Technical Equipment And Water Invitation for Bids REPUBLIC OF BELARUS BELARUSIANFORESTRY DEVELOPMENT PROJECT P147760 ContractTitle: Procurement of Terrain vehicles designed toextinguish fires with water,as well as delivery of the firefighting crew, technical equipment andwater. Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): BFDP/NCB/16/11 Purchasers: State ForestEnterprises, according to the Annex 1 The Payment ismade by: UE"Bellesexport" 1. The Ministry of Forestry of theRepublic of Belarus has received financingfrom the World Bank toward the cost of the Belarusian Forestry DevelopmentProject, and intends to apply part of the proceeds toward payments under thecontract for Procurement of: Terrain vehicles designed to extinguish fires withwater, as well as delivery of the firefighting crew, technical equipment andwater. 2.  UE"Bellesexport" now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders forprocurement of: Terrainvehicles designed to extinguish fires with water, as well as deliveryof thefirefighting crew, technical equipment and water, 8 items Placeof Destination: For foreignSuppliers: CIP Minsk (Place of Destination will be defined during the contractsigning) For Supplier national ofthe Purchaser's country: EXW (on Supplier's ownplace of business) Project Site(sites)/ the place(s) of final destination(s): according to the Annex1; periodof delivery: according to List of Goods and Delivery Schedule, Section VII. 3. Bidders may submitoffers in accordance with the Bidding Document. Bidders wishing to offer discounts will be able to do so if such discounts werequoted by the Bidder in the Letterof Bid. 4. Bidding will be conductedthrough the NationalCompetitive Bidding procedures as specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement of Goods, Works and Non-Consulting Services under IBRD Loansand IDA Credits &Grants by World Bank Borrowers ofJanuary 2011, revised July 2014 ("ProcurementGuidelines"), and is open to all eligible bidders as defined in the ProcurementGuidelines. In addition, please refer to paragraphs 1.6 and 1.7 setting forththe World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. 5. Interestedeligible bidders may obtainfurther information from UE"Bellesexport": bfdp@bellesexport.by and inspect the bidding documentsduring office hours from 09:00 to 18:00 atthe address given below. 6. Bids must be delivered to theaddress belowbefore 10:00 a.m. (local time) on March 15,2016. Electronicbidding will not be permitted. Latebids will be rejected. Bids will be publicly opened in the presence of thebidders' designated representatives and anyone who choose to attend at theaddress below. 7. Post qualification Requirements After determining the lowest-evaluated bid in accordance with ITB35.1, the Purchaser shall carry out the postqualification of the Bidder inaccordance with ITB 36, using only the requirements specified.  Requirements not included in the text belowshall not be used in the evaluation of the Bidder's qualifications. (a) If Bidder is Manufacturer: (i)      Financial Capability The Bidder shallfurnish documentary evidence that it meets the following financialrequirement(s): The Bidder shoulddemonstrate a minimum average annual turnover of US$ 1 600 000 (onemillion six hundred thousand) equivalent during last 3 (three) years. (ii)    Experience and Technical Capacity The Biddershall furnish documentary evidence to demonstrate that it meets the followingexperience requirement(s): The Bidder shoulddemonstrate that it has successfully completed the manufacture of minimum 90firefighting machines or special firefighting vehicles within last 3 (three)years. (b)    IfBidder is not manufacturer: If a Bidder is not a manufacturer, butis offering the Goods on behalf of the Manufacturer under Manufacturer'sAuthorization Form (Section IV, Bidding Forms), the Manufacturer shalldemonstrate the above qualifications (i), (ii) and the Bidder shall demonstratethat it has successfully completed at least 2 supply contracts of similar goodsin the past 3 (three) years in order to be qualified. (c)     If theBidder is a Joint Venture (JV) (i)    Financial Capability The JV partners shallcollectively demonstrate a minimum average annual turnover specified above (a)(i) within the last three years. Where, lead partner must demonstratea minimumaverage annual turnover of 30% (thirty percent) of the specified amount overthe last 3 (three) years. (ii)   Experienceand Technical Capacity The JV partners shall collectivelydemonstrate that they have successfully completed the contracts specified above(a) (ii) within last three years. (iii)If  JVis not manufacturer: If JV is not a manufacturer, but isoffering the Goods on behalf of the Manufacturer under Manufacturer'sAuthorization Form (Section IV, Bidding Forms), the Manufacturer shalldemonstrate the above qualifications (a) (i), (ii) under consideration and theJV shall demonstrate that it has successfully completed at least 2 supplycontracts of similar goods in the past 3 (three) years in order to bequalified. Where, lead partner must demonstrate that it has successfullycompleted at least 1 (one) contract of similar goods in the past 3 (three) years. In order to be qualified, theBidder/JV must submit evidence that it will have/or already have continuedrepresentation in the Republic of Belarus to provide sufficient technical support for the proposed goodsincludingthe services for maintenance, repair, tests and supply of spare partsstipulated in the General or Special Conditions of the Contract and/orTechnical Specifications.The presence of an official representative office or an authorized sales representative, supplier(dealer) in the Republic of Belarus to provide warranty service for warrantyrepair of equipment and to fulfill the post-warranty maintenance of the machineafter the end of the warranty period. The supplier shall have servicecentersin the Republic of Belarus. AdditionalDocuments to be submitted (to be used during the post qualification): The Bidder shall furnish documentary evidence that itmeets thefollowing financialrequirement(s): The audited balance sheets or, if not required bythe laws of the Applicant's country, other financial statements acceptable tothe Employer, for the last three years shall be submitted and must demonstratethe current soundness of the Applicant's financial position. TheBidder shall furnish documentary evidence to demonstrate that the Goods itoffers meet the following usage requirement:aReference List with information on the supplies and satisfactory performancefor the past 3 years, including contact details (phone, fax, address)ofprevious clients. If Bidder is not manufacturer:Itshall furnish documents providingthat it is officially authorized to offer the Terrain vehicles designed to extinguish fireswith water, as well as delivery of the firefighting crew, technical equipmentand water,ofManufacturing Company through Manufacturer's Authorization Form provided inSection IV for the relevant equipment under consideration. 8. A complete set ofbidding documents in Russianmay be obtained by interested bidders upon the submission of a writtenapplication to the address below. The document will be granted to theauthorized representative of the Bidder upon submission of Power of Attorneysigned by authorized person of the Applicant, and forthe founders - excerpt from the Charter of the Organization. In additionto paper copy the bidding documents may be distributed in electronic format via emailaddress specified by the Bidder. 9. All bids must be accompanied by TheBid-Securing Declaration 10. The address referred to above is: Attn: Mr. MikalaiMalyshau Street Address: 6 Skryganovastr. Floor number: 4, Roomnumber: 403 220073 Minsk, Republic ofBelarus Tel.: +375 17259 18 18 Fax:  +375 17 259 18 18 E-mail:  bfdp@bellesexport.by Web site: www.bellesexport.by

Belinvestbank - Institution Building Programme

 | Published April 8, 2016  -  Deadline May 9, 2016
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Assignment Description:
Belinvestbank (“BIB”) is a state-owned universal commercial bank operating in Belarus and focused on providing credit and other financial services to local clients. BIB is one of the five largest banks in the country and has a wide network of regional branches and points of sale. BIB offers a full range of services to large enterprises, medium and small size companies as well as individual clients.

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “EBRD” or the “Bank”) has agreed to provide the assistance on pre-privatisation programme to BIB. This will include several components, one of which is the development and implementation of an Institution Building Programme (“IBP”).

The EBRD intends to engage a consultant (the “Consultant”) to provide advisory services aimed at aimed at increasing the commerciality of BIB`s operations, strengthening its corporate governance standards, and enhancing its attractiveness to potential strategic investors.

The main achievement indicators expected to be attained as a result of the implementation of the proposed assignment are as follows:
• Ensuring that BIB operates on a commercial basis, free from political influence or control other than within the normal framework of publicly disclosed laws and regulations generally applicable to all banks in Belarus regardless of ownership, and is subject to bankruptcy or insolvency law and regulations;
• Strengthening BIB’s internal capacity to increase its competitive position in the local market and to contribute to growth in competition in the financial sector in Belarus;
• Resolving BIB’s current operating inefficiency among others by disposal of non-core assets and re-establishing its participation under state lending programmes strictly on a commercial basis;
• Increasing the commerciality of BIB`s operations by strengthening underwriting procedures and efficiency of banking operations and business product development;
• Supporting BIB’s institutional development by improving quality and ensuring autonomy of its risk management, internal audit and strategic planning;
• Increasing investment attractiveness of BIB by converting it into a more efficiently run and transparent business operation.

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 July 2016 and has an estimated overall duration of 30 months.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: Total project amount is EUR 1,210,000.00 (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 donor funds. Please note selection and contracting will be subject to the availability of funding.

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile: The consultant will be a firm or group of firms with experience and expertise in preferably:
• carrying out institutional development at a financial institution in the past five years;
• implementing two IBPs in the banking sector of an emerging economy;
• strengthening corporate governance in a commercial bank;
• assisting banks with re-organisation, including streamlining of business lines supervision, separation of front and back offices, optimisation of regional branch network and disposal of non-core assets;
• introducing strategic business planning in a financial institution including setting key performance indicators (“KPIs”) for all business/supporting segments and key employees;
• development of successful retail lending, including lending policy, product development and promotion; and retail deposits attraction;
• improving efficiency of corporate business lending including CRM introduction, development and promotion of new products and cross –selling;
• developing an internal audit and internal control function in line with international standards;
• developing a Human Resources Strategy and remuneration policy including KPIs;
• dealing effectively in cross-cultural environments; and
• carrying out diagnostics and improvement in IT and management information system.

It is important that the firm has experience in one of the countries of the former Soviet Union, with experience in “hands-on” knowledge transfer.

It is expected that the Consultant's team will comprise the following key experts:

Key Expert 1: Long-Term Advisor / Project Director with preferably:
- 10 years’ experience in banking and finance, preferably in the financial sector of emerging markets;
- Experience in managing the implementation of major bank restructuring and change management programmes at a senior level;
- Experience in dealing with complex situations in difficult environments;
- Significant senior management experience in banks, preferably in senior executive/decision-making positions as well as advisory roles;
- Experience of working with banks in the CIS region, and preferably in Russia, Ukraine, or Belarus;
- Experience of team leadership and senior client interaction;
- Knowledge of Russian language or a track record in working effectively with an interpreter.

The Long-Term Advisor / Project Director will be responsible for supervising the implementation of IBP, coordinating work of other experts, and for the overall outcome of the assignment. The Long-Term Advisor will work closely (and report to), on a day-to-day basis, with the Working Group and BIB’s management, advising on major strategic and managerial decisions. He/she will ensure that the measures envisaged in the IBP are duly implemented. The Long-Term Advisor will also liaise with the EBRD team.

Key Expert 2: IT Project Manager with preferably:
- 10 years’ experience in international banking and finance in major IT role;
- Experience in implementation of digital banking solutions in a commercial banks;
- Experience in managing the implementation of major bank restructuring in IT area;
- Experience of working with banks in the CIS region and preferably in Russia, Ukraine or Belarus;
- Effective negotiation skills over sensitive issues and projects and the ability to resolve conflict.

IT Project Manager is responsible for supporting implementation of the IT component in line with the ToR. The IT Project Manager will report to Project Director and liaise with the EBRD team.

Key Experts 3: Pool of Specialised Mid/ Short-Term Advisors as follows:
- Expert in the area of organizational structure and operational efficiency in banks;
- Corporate Governance Expert ;
- Strategic Planning Expert;
- Retail Banking Expert;
- Risk Management Expert, including all risks relevant to banks` operations;
- Human Resources Management Expert

These individuals will have preferably 5 years’ experience in their particular area of expertise as follows:
- Experience in restructuring and/or implementing internal policies and procedures in their respective areas in banks, preferably in CIS countries;
- Knowledge of best international practices, recent developments as well as ability to deliver relevant training in their respective areas;
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills, ability to deal with all levels of bank’s staff, from senior managers to most junior officers;
- Knowledge of Russian would be considered an advantage.

Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of consulting firms, the information submitted should include the following:

a) Overview of the firm/group of firms including company profile, organization and staffing;

b) Details of required 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;

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

d) 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 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:
Ms Georgia Vasiliadis
Principal Advisor, Technical Cooperation Team
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: +44 20 7338 7750
Fax: +44 20 7338 7451
E-mail: vasiliag@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 consultants will be formally invited to submit proposals. Consultant selection and contracting will be subject to availability of funding.

2. Evaluation of the Expressions of Interest will be based on the following criteria and their respective weightings:
a) Specific experience and capability of the firm / group of firms - 30%;
c) CVs of the key experts - 70%.

INTG SOLID WASTE MGT - P114515

BELCOMTEHINVEST | Published November 19, 2015  -  Deadline December 31, 2015
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Procurement Of Utility Vehicles And Equipment For The Improvement Of Utility Waste Collection System In Grodno Town. Invitation for Bids Republic ofBelarus Project: Integrated Solid Waste ManagementProject Loan No.7932-BY Procurement of utility vehicles and equipment for the improvement of utility waste collectionsystem in Grodno Town. Lot No.1 Compactortrucks Lot No.2 Waste collection vehicle for removal ofmedical waste Lot No.3 Cleaning machine for containers Lot No.4 Light motorvehicles Lot No.5 Trucks with a skip loader Lot No.6 Containers Metallic Lot No.7 Plastic Containers ICB No: ISWMP/ICBG/2015-11 Purchaser: United Unitary Manufacturing Enterprise "Grodno Municipal Housing and UtilitiesSector" 1.         The Republic ofBelarus has received financing from the World Bank towardthe cost ofthe Project: Integrated Solid Waste Management Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds toward payments under the contract for Procurement of utility vehicles and equipment for the improvementof utility waste collection system in Grodno Town. 1.           TheState Enterprise "Belcomtehinvest" now invites sealed bidsfrom eligible bidders for the supplyof: - Rear loaded waste collection vehicle (44 pcs.) (Lot No. 1); - Waste collection vehicle for removal of medical waste (1 pc.) (Lot No.2); - Cleaning machine for rear load containers (2 pcs.) (Lot No. 3); - Light motor vehicles (7 pcs.) (Lot No. 4); - Container type bridge waste collection vehicles (10 pcs.),  large container  (219 pcs.) (Lot No.5); - Metallic containers(7 908 pcs.) (LotNo. 6); - Plastic containers(19 874 pcs.)(Lot No. 7); Place of destination: For foreignSuppliers: CIP Grodno For Supplier nationalof the Purchaser's country: EXW (on Supplier's own place of business). The ProjectSite(s)/Final Destination(s) is: 104 Dzerzhinskogo Street, GrodnoTown, Republic of Belarus. 2.            Bidders may apply to one or several lots inaccordance with the Bidding documents. 3.            Bidding will be conducted through the InternationalCompetitive Bidding procedures as specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement of Goods, Works and Non-Consulting Services under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits &Grants by World Bank Borrowers  ("Procurement Guidelines"), and is open to alleligible 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. 5.      Interestedeligible bidders may obtainfurther information from State Enterprise "Belcomtehinvest" (e-mail: belcti@yandex.ru ) and inspect the bidding documents during officehours 9.30 to 17.30 at the address given below. 6.    Acomplete set of bidding documents in English and Russian may be purchased by interested eligible bidders upon the submission of awritten application to the address below. Also, a complete set of bidding documents may be sent to theBidders by a courier. 7.         Bids must bedelivered to the address below on or before 11.00 December 31, 2015. Electronicbidding will not be permitted. Late bids willberejected. Bids will be publicly opened in the presence of the bidders' designated representatives and anyone who choose to attendat the address below. 8. Post-qualification requirements: After determining the lowest-evaluatedbid in accordance with ITB 35.1, the Purchaser shall carry out the postqualification of the Bidder in accordance with ITB 36, usingonly the requirements specified.  Requirements not included in the text below shall notbe used in the evaluation of the Bidder's qualifications. (a)         If Bidder is Manufacturer: (i)     Financial Capability Lot No.1: Minimum annual turnover of the Bidder duringthe last 5 (five) years must be at least USD 2 500 000 (two million five hundred thousand)in equivalent; Lot No.2: Minimum annual turnover of the Bidder during the last 5 (five) years must be atleast USD 200 000 (two hundred thousand) in equivalent; Lot No.3: Minimum annual turnover of the Bidder during the last 5 (five) years must be atleast USD 500 000 (five hundred thousand) in equivalent; Lot No.4: Minimum annual turnover of the Bidder during the last 5 (five) years must be atleast USD 300 000 (three hundred thousand) in equivalent; Lot No.5: Minimum annual turnover of the Bidder during the last 5 (five) years must be atleast USD 600 000 (six hundred thousand) in equivalent; Lot No.6: Minimum annual turnover of the Bidder during the last 5 (five) years must be atleast USD 1 500 000 (one million five hundred thousand) in equivalent; Lot No.7: Minimum annual turnover of the Bidder during the last 5 (five) years must be atleast USD 800 000 (eight hundred thousand) in equivalent. (ii)       Experience and TechnicalCapacity The Bidder shall furnish documentaryevidence to demonstrate that it meets the following experience requirement(s) for each lot: Lot No.1: manufactured a total of at least 30rear-loaded waste collection vehicles with  both low and high capacity hoppers  ranging in size of  10 m3 up to 24 m3 duringthe last 5 years. Lot No.2: manufactured at least 1 waste collectionvehicle for removal of medical waste with the capacity of at least 10 m3 during the last 5years. Lot No.3: manufactured at least 2 cleaning machines for rear load containers with thecapacity ofmin 0.24m3 during the last 5years. Lot No.4:manufactured at least 4 light motor vehicles during the last 5 years. Lot No.5:manufactured at least 6 container type waste collection vehicleswith a skip loader during the last 5 years. Lot No.6: manufactured at least 6000 metallic eurocontainerswith the capacity of at least 1.1 m3 duringthe last 5 years; Lot No.7:manufactured at least 15 000 plastic containers during the last 5 years. In order to be qualified for more than one lot, theBidder shall meet the aggregate of the above requirements(a) (i) and (a) (ii) for which lots the bid is submitted. (b)    If Bidder is not manufacturer: If a Bidder is not a manufacturer, but is offeringthe Goods on behalf of the Manufacturer under Manufacturer's Authorization Form (Section IV, Bidding Forms), the Manufacturershalldemonstrate the above qualifications (a) (i), (ii) for the lotsunder consideration and the Bidder shall demonstrate that it hassuccessfully completed at least 2 supply contracts of similar good sin thepast 5 (five)years in order to be qualified for anyonelot or any combination of the lots. (c ) If Bidderis a joint venture (JV) (i)      Financial Capability The JV partners shall collectively demonstrate aminimum average annual turnover specified above (a) (i) for each lot within the last five years.Where, lead partner mustdemonstrate a minimum average annual turnover of 50% (fifty percent) of the specified amount over the last 5 (five) years for eachlot. In order to be qualified for more than one lot, the JVand lead partner of JV shall meet the aggregate requirement for the lots under consideration. (ii)     Experience and Technical Capacity The JV partners shall collectively demonstrate thatthey have successfully completed the contracts specified above (a) (ii) for each lot within last fiveyears. In order to be qualified for more than one lot, the JVshall meet the aggregate requirement for the lots under consideration. (iii)             If JV is not manufacturer: If JV is not a manufacturer, but isoffering theGoods on behalf of the Manufacturer under Manufacturer'sAuthorization Form (Section IV, Bidding Forms), the Manufacturer shalldemonstrate the above qualifications (a) (i), (ii)for each lot underconsideration and the JV shall demonstrate that it hassuccessfully completed at least 2 supply contracts of similar good sin the past 5 (five)years in order to be qualified for anyonelot or any combination of the Lots. Where, lead partner must demonstrate that it has successfully completed at least 1(one)contract of similar goods in the past 5 (five)years. In order to be qualified, theBidder/JV must submit evidence that it will have/or already have continued representation in the Republic of Belarus  to provide sufficient technical support for the proposed goods including the services formaintenance, repair, tests and supply of spare parts stipulated in the General or Special Conditions of the Contract and/orTechnical Specifications. The presence of an official representative office or an authorizedsales representative, supplier (dealer) in the Republic of Belarus to provide warranty service forwarranty repair of equipment andto fulfill the post-warranty maintenance of the machine after the end of the warranty period. The suppliershall have servicecenters in the Republic of Belarus. Additional Documents to be submitted (to be usedduring the post qualification): The Bidder shall furnish documentaryevidence that it meets the following financial requirement(s): The audited balance sheets or, if not required by thelaws of the Applicant'scountry, other financial statements acceptable to the Employer, for the last five years shall be submittedand must demonstrate the currentsoundness of the Applicant's financial position. The Bidder shall furnish documentaryevidence to demonstrate that the Goods it offers meet the following usage requirement: a Reference List with information on thesupplies and satisfactory performance for the past 5 years, including contact details (phone, fax, address) of previousclients. If Bidder is notmanufacturer: It shall furnish documents providing that it is officially authorized by Manufacturing Company to offer relevantequipment through Manufacturer's Authorization Form provided in Section IV. 9.         All bids must be accompanied by aBid-Securing Declaration. 10.       Theaddress referred to above is: Attn: Mr. A.M.Zenevich Address: 25Kalvariyskaya Street Floor/office: 2floor/office 220 City: Minsk Index: 220079 Country: Republic of Belarus Telephone: +37517 204 40 01 Fax: +37517 204 40 01 e-mail:belcti@yandex.ru