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Belinvestbank - Strengthening Capacities for MSME Lending

 | Published March 3, 2016  -  Deadline March 21, 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.

In 2015 the EBRD signed a Loan Agreement with BIB for a EUR 20 million credit line for on-lending to local MSMEs. The credit line is expected to support BIB in expanding the scope, and enhancing the quality, of its products to private sector, thereby improving the access of micro, small and medium enterprises (“MSMEs”) to longer-term finance through BIB’s nationwide network, in a challenging operating environment.

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “EBRD” or the “Bank”) intends to engage a consultant (the “Consultant”) to support BIB with strengthening institutional capacities for efficient lending to MSMEs (the “Assignment”).


The objective of the Assignment is to increase BIB’s efficiency and competitiveness in providing MSME loans in Belarus on a sustainable basis. This will be ensured through identification of gaps, impediments and risks in the current MSME lending system and implementation of institutional capacity-building measures.

The Consultant will focus on the following aspects of MSME lending:

* reviewing and adapting MSME lending methodology, procedures and processes

* MSME underwriting technics;

* credit risk management, including environmental and social aspects;

* staff selection and training;

* marketing/customer service;

* new product development;

* portfolio quality management;

* arrears management.

 

Terms of reference for the Assignment are attached via this link.


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

Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in April 2016 and has an estimated overall duration of 30 months. No extension to this Assignment is envisaged.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 275,000.00 (exclusive of VAT), subject to availability of donor funds.

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:

(a) assisting commercial banks with developing MSME business and marketing strategies, strengthening credit and risk management;

(b) standardization, optimization and automation of business processes, proven ability to help banks with monitoring and work-out functions;

(c) track record in increasing market share of loans and/or other credit products;

(d) proven ability to help banks with devising and implementing lending policies;

(e) understand, recommend and implement appropriate training programs for staff;

(f) ability to deal with difficult issues in a sensitive but firm manner;

(g)experience in completing at least one MSME project in emerging countries; experience in one of the former Soviet Union countries;

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

Key Expert 1: Project Manager/Senior MSME Lending Expert (“PM”) with preferably:
*
10 years’ experience in leading development and implementation of MSME strategy in commercial banks with active MSME function;
* 10
years’ expertise in development of MSME lending and risk assessment methodologies and establishing relevant business processes; and
*
10 years’ professional 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”).

Key Expert(s) 2: SME Lending Expert with preferably:
*
5 years’ experience in credit risk assessment of SMEs;
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5 years’ experience in the underwriting procedures of SME lending, including marketing, client negotiation, collateral, loan structuring and monitoring;
* 5 years’ experience in SME lending in commercial banks in the CIS region and/or other countries in the EBRD CoO;
*
2 years’ experience in hiring and training of staff; and
*
fluency in Russian and English is essential.

Key Expert(s) 3: Micro Lending Expert with preferably:
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5 years’ experience in credit risk assessment of micro borrowers;
*
5 years’ experience in the underwriting procedures of micro lending including marketing, client negotiation, collateral, loan structuring and monitoring;
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5 years’ experience in micro lending in commercial banks in the CIS region and/or other countries in the EBRD CoO;
*
2 years’ experience in hiring and training of staff; and

* fluency in Russian and English is essential.


Key Expert 4: Work-out expert with preferably:
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5 years’ experience in establishing/improving performance of work out function in MSME segment of commercial banks;
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preferably 5 years’ working experience with problem loans including early monitoring and recovery stages;
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preferably 5 years’ experience in commercial banks in the CIS region and/or other countries in the EBRD CoO; and
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fluency in Russian and English is essential.

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) A description of the Consultant’s understanding of, and approach to, the Assignment, including methodology and workplan (up to three pages).

d) CVs of key experts who could carry out the Assignment detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments, particularly assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, main activities, objectives.
e) Completed Consultant Declaration Form and Contact Sheet, the template for which is available 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. 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 and weightings are as follows:

a) Specific experience and capability of the consultant firm(s) related to the Assignment - 30%:

b) Adequacy of the proposed work plan and methodology in responding to the TOR - 30%;

c) CVs of the key experts – 40%

 

Reconstruction of Brest Wastewater Treatment Plant - Contract A1-2

 | Published January 4, 2016  -  Deadline March 1, 2016
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Communal Processing Unitary Enterprise “Brestvodokanal”

Reconstruction of Brest
Wastewater Treatment Plant

INVITATION FOR TENDERS

Contract A1-2

This Invitation for Tenders follows the General Procurement Notice for this project which was published on the website of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) www.ebrd.com and Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) http://www.nib.int/news_publications/procurement_notices on 23 June 2015.

Communal Processing Unitary Enterprise “Brestvodokanal”, hereinafter referred to as “the Purchaser”, intends to use part of the proceeds of a non-refundable technical aid from the Northern Dimension Environmental Partnership (NDEP) – 2 million EUR towards the cost of Supply Contract A1-2 of the Project “Reconstruction of Brest Wastewater Treatment Plant”.

Communal Processing Unitary Enterprise “Brestvodokanal” now invites sealed tenders from eligible tenderers for the following contract.

Contract A1-2. Reconstruction of Brest WWTP, average flow 80 400 m3/d, supply of equipment, related services, installation tools, materials and manuals, and mandatory and recommended spare parts and consumables. The main items preliminarily include fine screens, screenings conveyor, screenings wash and press unit, screenings containers, grit separators, grit container, aeration blower including control cabinet and associated equipment, soft starters for one new and four existing aeration blowers, a master control panel for five blowers, improvements in ventilation system in existing blower station, aeration diffusers including distribution piping and drop pipes, mixers and circulation pumps in existing aeration block 1 and in new aeration block 5.

Supplier for contract A1-2 shall coordinate all his activities with the main contractor for the Works (Contract A1-1).

Planned completion period for the main contract is 29 months. Delivery schedules for the Supply Contract shall be phased and coordinated with the schedules of the Works Contract (A1-1).

 

Contract A1-2 Eligibility and Qualification Criteria

Eligible nationalities of tenderers and subcontractors, and eligible origins of goods and related services for Contract A1-2 are specified in Section V of the Tender Dossier (Eligible Countries).

To be qualified for the award of the Contract A1-2, tenderers must satisfy the minimum criteria in Tender Documents, including but not limited to:

  • the Tenderer is not bankrupt or under bankruptcy procedures according to the national legislation or regulations;
  • the Tenderer shall have an average annual turnover as prime Supplier (defined as billing for Goods and Services delivered or under delivery) over the last three years of not less than 4 million EUR equivalent;
  • experience of participation as Supplier in at least three (3) contracts within the last five (5) years, at least one with a value of at least EUR 2 (two) million equivalent, successfully and substantially completed and similar to the proposed equipment;
  • the tenderer must demonstrate access to or availability of financial resources in the amount of not less than 2 million EUR;
  • the Tenderer shall provide evidence that the Tenderer or its agent will be able to carry out the supplier’s maintenance, repair and spare parts stocking and supply obligations;
  • for the Belarusian tenderers: the Tenderer shall provide evidence that the Tenderer and its sub-contractor(s) shall have or shall obtain prior to the Contract award all certificates, permits and licences required by the authorities of the Republic of Belarus related to the scope of this contract (such as design and construction permits issued by Belarusian Self-Regulatory Organisations in appropriate sectors or by other authorised organisations);
  • the Tenderer shall be certified for quality standard ISO 9001 (or equivalent) or shall submit his own quality assurance plan to demonstrate quality assurance procedures, which shall be applied for the supply of goods under this contract.

Tender documents may be inspected at and obtained from the office at the address below upon payment of a non-refundable fee of 200 EURO (two hundred) including VAT.

Payment in EUR shall be made by bank transfer to:

 

 

Intermediary / Корреспондент банка получателя

DEUTSHE BANK AG, Frankfurt

Код BIC (S.W.I.F.T –Код)

DEUTDEFF

Account with institution / Банк получателя

ACCOUNT / СЧЕТ: 949817110

 

BELINVESTBANK, Minsk, Masherova Avenue 29

Directorate of “Belinvestbank” in Brest region:

Sovetskaya Str. 50, Brest /

БЕЛИНВЕСТБАНК, Минск, пр. Машерова, д. 29

Дирекция ОАО «Белинвестбанк» по Брестской области:

г. Брест, ул. Советская, д. 50

Код BIC (S.W.I.F.T - Код)

BLBBBY2X

Beneficiary / Переводополучатель

Communal Processing Unitary Enterprise “Brestvodokanal”/

Коммунальное производственное унитарное предприятие «Брестводоканал»

Address / Адрес

Krasnogvardeyskaya Str. 125, Brest, 224024, Republic of Belarus/

Республика Беларусь, 224024, г. Брест, ул. Красногвардейская, д. 125

Operating account / Расчетный счет

3012780126515

Currency of account / Валюта счета

EUR / Евро

 

 

Upon receiving appropriate evidence of payment of the non-refundable fee, the documents will be handed over or promptly dispatched by courier; however, no liability can be accepted for loss or late delivery. If requested the documents can also be dispatched electronically after the presentation by the prospective tenderer of appropriate evidence of payment of the non-refundable fee. In the event of discrepancy between electronic and hard copies of the documents, the hard copy shall prevail.

The tender must be accompanied by a tender security of EUR 30 000 (thirty thousand Euros) in a form defined in the Tender Documents.

Tenders must be delivered to the office at the address below on or before 1 March 2016 at 11.00 (local time), after which time they will be opened in the presence of those tenderers’ representatives who choose to attend.

A register of potential tenderers who have purchased the tender documents may be inspected at the address below.

Prospective tenderers may obtain further information from the following office:

 

Attention: Alexander Kalishuk, Head of Project Implementation Unit

Street Address: 125 Krasnogvardeyskaya

City: Brest

Postal Code: 224024

Country: Republic of Belarus

Telephone: +375 162 45 22 03

Electronic mail address: bpvkh_omts@tut.by

 

Additional contacts:

+375 162 45 51 15 Aksana Yushkavets, Principal International Investment Specialist

+375 162 45 42 54 Elena Mitskovich, Engineer of Logistics Department

+375 162 45 41 02 Leonid Cherepok Head of Capital Construction Department

 

Vitebsk Wastewater

 | Published December 2, 2015  -  Deadline February 16, 2016
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INVITATION FOR TENDERS

Procurement of CCTV equipment

This Invitation for Tenders follows the General Procurement Notice for this project which was published on the EBRD website, Procurement Notices (www.ebrd.com ) on March 16, 2015.

Vitebsk municipal communal unitary production enterprise of water and wastewater services UE “Vitebskvodokanal” hereinafter referred to as “the Purchaser” intends to use part of the proceeds of a grant from the Northern Dimension Environmental Partnership (NDEP) towards the cost of the Vitebsk Wastewater Project.

The Purchaser now invites sealed tenders from Suppliers for the following contract to be funded from part of the proceeds of the grant:

  • Contract A1.d2. Procurement of CCTV equipment for sewer network.  Quantity – one unit.  Area of application – sewer networks with inside diameter from 50 to 1 500 mm, length is up to 300 m.  The equipment shall include:
    • Video camera for pipes from 200 to 1 500 mm diameter with trolley;
    • Floating module for pipes from 300 to 1 500 mm diameter;
    • Hoist with cable for cameras;
    • Power source for equipment;
    • Control unit, computer and software;
    • Vehicle, diesel fuel powered, engine not less than 120kW, payload not less than 1,2 tons, with operator’s and equipment compartment;
    • Portable CCTV system for inspection of pipelines with inside diameter from 50 to 300 mm and inspected length up to 60 m.

Related services for Contract A1.d2 shall include training of Purchaser’s personnel in Vitebsk.  Estimated duration of implementation – 210 days from the Date of receipt by the Supplier of the Letter of Acceptance of the tender.

Tendering for contracts that are to be financed with the proceeds of a grant from NDEP is open to firms from any country.  The proceeds of the NDEP grant will not be used for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, or for any import of goods, if such payment or import is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations.

To be qualified for the award of Contract A1.d2, tenderers must satisfy the following minimum criteria:

  • the Tenderer shall have average annual turnover as prime Supplier (defined as billing for Goods and Services delivered and under delivery) over the last 5 years of EURO 7000,000 (seven hundred thousand) equivalent;
  • the Tenderer shall provide evidence as Supplier, in at least three contracts within the last five years, each with a value of at least 80% (eighty percent) of the contract price, that have been successfully and substantially completed and that are similar to the proposed Goods;
  • in case of a Tenderer offering to supply goods under the Contract which the Tenderer does not manufacture or otherwise produce, the Tenderer has been duly authorised by the goods’ manufacturer or producer to supply the goods in the Purchaser’s country;
  • the Tenderer or its agent will be able to carry out the supplier’s maintenance, repair and spare parts stocking obligations prescribed in these tender documents;
  • repair and planned technical maintenance of supplied vehicle for CCTV equipment may be carried out in the manufacturer’s licensed repair and maintenance shop located on the territory of the Republic of Belarus;
  • the Tenderer is able to provide all necessary certificates, permits and licenses required by the legislation of the Republic of Belarus related to the scope of supply, including a permit to use the vehicle on a public road;
  • the Tenderer shall be certified for quality standard ISO 9001 (or equivalent), or shall submit his own quality assurance plan to demonstrate quality assurance procedures, which shall be applied for supply of goods under the contract;
  • The Tenderer shall demonstrate that it has access to, or has available, liquid assets, unencumbered real assets, lines of credit, and other financial means sufficient to meet the production cash flow for the contract estimated as not less than Euro 200,000 (two hundred thousand) equivalent, taking into account the Tenderer's commitments for other contracts;

Tender documents for Contract A1.d2 may be obtained from the office at the address below upon payment of a non-refundable fee of EURO 200 or its equivalent in convertible currency.

Bank details for payment.

Payment in Belorussian Rubles (BYR):

УП «Витебскводоканал»

Расчетный счет № 3012410018010, Дирекция ОАО «Белинвестбанк» по Витебской области, г. Витебск, ул. Ленина, 22/16, код 739. БИК 153001739. УНН 300003249. ОКПО 05896082.

Payment in EURO:

Account number 3012410018515
In JSC «Belinvestbank»
Vitebsk regional branch,
BIC 153001739
Republic of Belarus, 210015
Vitebsk, str. Lenina, 22/16
Correspondent banks of Beneficiary bank:
DEUTSCHE BANK AG
SWIFT code: DEUTDEFF
Correspondent account: 949817110
Beneficiary bank: Belinvestbank, Minsk, SWIFT code: BLBBBY2X,
For Vitebsk Regional Branch

 

Upon receiving appropriate evidence of payment of the non-refundable fee, the documents will be promptly dispatched by courier, however, no liability can be accepted for loss or late delivery. If requested the documents can also be dispatched electronically after the presentation by the prospective tenderer of appropriate evidence of payment of the non-refundable fee. In the event of discrepancy between electronic and hard copies of the documents, the hard copy shall prevail.

All tenders must be accompanied by a tender security of: EURO 10 000, or its equivalent in a convertible currency using exchange rate, established by the National Bank of Republic of Belarus on the 28th (twenty eighths) day prior to deadline for submission of tenders.

Tenders for Contract A1.d2 must be delivered to the office at the address below on or before February 16, 2016, 14:00 Minsk time, at which time they will be opened in the presence of those tenderers’ representatives who choose to attend.

A register of potential tenderers who have purchased the tender documents may be inspected at the address below.

Prospective tenderers may obtain further information from, and also inspect and acquire the tender documents at, the following office:

 

Starostenko Mikhail Mikhailovich
UE “Vitebskvodokanal”
37, ul. Mira, Vitebsk, 210033
Republic of Belarus
Tel:  +375 212 553190
Fax:  +375 212 548904
Email: vvk@vitebsk.by

 

 

 

 

City Unitary Communal Production Enterprise “Grodnovodokanal”

 | Published September 21, 2015  -  Deadline December 3, 2015
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City Unitary Communal Production Enterprise “Grodnovodokanal” Reconstruction of Grodno Wastewater Treatment Plant, Phase 2 Contract A1-2 This Invitation for Tenders follows the General Procurement Notice for this project which was published on the website of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) www.ebrd.com 20th of November 2014 and Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) http://www.nib.int/news_publications/procurement_notices 18th of December 2014. City Unitary Communal Production Enterprise “Grodnovodokanal”, hereinafter referred to as “the Purchaser”, intends to use part of the proceeds of a non-refundable technical aid from the Northern Dimension Environmental Partnership (NDEP) – 2 million EUR towards the cost of Supply Contract A1-2 of the Project “Reconstruction of Grodno Wastewater Treatment Plant, Phase 2”. City Unitary Communal Production Enterprise “Grodnovodokanal” now invites sealed tenders from eligible tenderers for the following contract. Contract A1-2. Reconstruction of Grodno WWTP, new dimensioning flow 116 000 m3/d, supply of following equipment and related services: Nine (9) units of sludge scrapers complete with mechanical, electrical and automation equipment, pipes, valves, materials, fixing elements and accessories(7 existing secondary clarifiers with inside diameters 28 – 40 m and 2 new clarifiers with inside diameter 37 m); Seven (7) units of overflow troughs and weirs for existing secondary clarifiers as above, complete with accessories and materials; Two (2) units of overflow weirs for new secondary clarifiers as above, complete with accessories and materials; Nine (9) units of horizontal baffle plates of stainless steel for secondary clarifiers, complete with accessories and materials One (1) aeration blower, capacity 22 500 Nm3/h x 6mwc and compatible with existing blowers, complete with mechanical, electrical and automation equipment, pipes, valves, materials, fixing elements and accessories; Installation tools, materials and manuals. Mandatory spareparts, and recommended spareparts and consumables for two years operation As an optional item, design and supply of equipment for rehabilitation works for any number of primary sedimentation tanks 1 – 6. Related services including survey of existing structures as applicable, review of A1-1 Contractor’s design, installation drawings and documents, support for supply and approvals, supervision of installation (installed by A1-1 Contractor), testing and start-up support, training, O&M support and as-built documentation. Supplier for contract A1-2 shall coordinate all his activities with the main contractor for the Works (Contract A1-1). Planned completion period for the main contract is 36 months. Delivery schedules for the Supply Contract shall be phased and coordinated with the schedules of the Works Contract (A1-1). Contract A1-2 Eligibility and Qualification Criteria Eligible nationalities of tenderers and subcontractors, and eligible origins of goods and related services for Contract A1-2 are specified in Section V of the Tender Dossier (Eligible Countries). To be qualified for the award of the Contract A1-2, tenderers must satisfy the minimum criteria in Tender Documents, including but not limited to: the Tenderer is not bankrupt or under bankruptcy procedures according to the national legislation or regulations; the Tenderer shall have an average annual turnover as prime Supplier (defined as billing for Goods and Services delivered or under delivery) over the last 3 (three) years of not less than 3 million EUR equivalent; experience of participation as Supplier in at least 3 (three) contracts within the last five (5) years, each with a value of at least EUR 1.6 (one point six) million equivalent, successfully and substantially completed and similar to the proposed equipment; the tenderer must demonstrate access to or availability of financial resources in the amount of not less than 2 million EUR; the Tenderer shall provide evidence that the Tenderer or its agent will be able to carry out the supplier’s maintenance, repair and spare parts stocking and supply obligations; for the Belarusian tenderers: the Tenderer shall provide evidence that the Tenderer and its sub-contractor(s) shall have or shall obtain prior to the Contract award all certificates, permits and licences required by the authorities of the Republic of Belarus related to the scope of this contract (such as design and construction permits issued by Belarusian Self-Regulatory Organisations in appropriate sectors or by other authorised organisations); the Tenderer shall be certified for quality standard ISO 9001 (or equivalent) or shall submit his own quality assurance plan to demonstrate quality assurance procedures, which shall be applied for the supply of goods under this contract. Tender documents may be inspected at and obtained from the office at the address below upon payment of a non-refundable fee of 200 EURO (two hundred) including VAT. Payment in EUR shall be made by bank transfer to: Intermediary / Корреспондент банка получателя DEUTSHE BANK AG, Frankfurt Код BIC (S.W.I.F.T.- Код) DEUTDEFF Account with institution / Банк получателя АСС / СЧЕТ: 949817110 BELINVESTBANK, MINSK, Masherova Avenue 19 Grodno Regional Directorate of Belinvestbank JSС, Mitskevicha Str. 3, Grodno, 230005 / БЕЛИНВЕСТБАНК, МИНСК, пр. Машерова 19 Дирекция ОАО «Белинвестбанк» по Гродненской области, ул. Мицкевича 3, Гродно, 230005 Код BIC (S.W.I.F.T.- Код) BLBBBY2X Beneficiary / Переводополучатель City Unitary Communal Production Enterprise “Grodnovodokanal” / Городское унитарное коммунальное производственное предприятие «Гродноводоканал» Address / Адрес Dzerzhinskogo Str. 100, Grodno, 230005, Republic of Belarus / г. Гродно, ул. Дзержинского 100, 230005, Республика Беларусь Расчетный счет / Operating account 3012570003037 Валюта счета / Currency of account ЕВРО / EUR Upon receiving appropriate evidence of payment of the non-refundable fee, the documents will be handed over or promptly dispatched by courier, however, no liability can be accepted for loss or late delivery. If requested the documents can also be dispatched electronically after the presentation by the prospective tenderer of appropriate evidence of payment of the non-refundable fee. In the event of discrepancy between electronic and hard copies of the documents, the hard copy shall prevail. The tender must be accompanied by a tender security of EUR 30 000 (thirty thousand Euros) in a form defined in the Tender Documents. Tenders must be delivered to the office at the address below on or before, December 03, 2015 at 10-00 (local time), after which time they will be opened in the presence of those tenderers’ representatives who choose to attend. A register of potential tenderers who have purchased the tender documents may be inspected at the address below. Prospective tenderers may obtain further information from the following office: Attention: Andrey Zhuk, Head of Project Implementation Unit Street Address: Dzerzhinski Str. 100 City: Grodno Postal Code: 230005 Country: Republic of Belarus Facsimile number: +375 152 702 872 Electronic mail address: pvkh_grp@tut.by

WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION - P101190

SE BELCOMTEHINVEST | Published February 24, 2016  -  Deadline March 16, 2016
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Preparation Of Feasibility Study For The Reconstruction/development Of Water Supply System Facilities (collection,treatment And Distribution Of Potable Water) And Sanitation (collection, Sanitation And Treatment Of Wastewater). REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES ? FIRMS SELECTION) REPUBLIC OF BELARUS WATER SUPPLLY AND SANITATION PROJECT. ADDITIONALFINANCING. Loan No.: 8352-BY Assignment Title: Preparation of Feasibility Study for theReconstruction/Development of Water Supply System Facilities (collection, treatment and distribution of potable water) andSanitation (collection, sanitation and treatment of wastewater). Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): AF/WSSP/QCBS/2015-7 The Republic of Belarus has received additional financing from the International Bankfor Reconstruction and Development toward the cost of the Water Supply and Sanitation Project, and intends to apply part of theproceeds for consulting services. The consulting services("the Services") include: preparation of feasibility study and  environmental impact assessment for investments offered for further development (at the nextstage) of the design and bidding documents to confirm sound technical, social, environmental, financial and economic feasibility oftheir implementation. The services shall cover the following facilities included in the component "Assistance in preparation ofinvestment activities" of the Project: ·         "Reconstruction of Water Supply System of Oktyabrsky Urban Settlement"; ·         "Reconstruction of Water Supply System including the Construction of a Water Intake Facility and a Deferrization Stationin the town of Cherven"; ·         "Reconstruction of Sewerage System of the Town of Zaslavl"; ·         "Reconstruction of wastewater treatment facility of Sewerage System in Slutsk"; ·         "Reconstruction of Soligorsk Waste Water Treatment Plant". Implementation period of assignment: until August, 2017. The detailed Terms of Reference are at: https://yadi.sk/i/iYQtWwh4pMmRH The State Enterprise "Belcomtehinvest" (also referred to as "Project Coordination Team"or "PCT"), established by and subordinate to the Ministry of Housing and Utilities of the Republic of Belarus, now invites eligibleconsulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants shouldprovide information demonstrating that they have therequired qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services(brochures, description and references of similarassignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.). Theshortlisting criteria are: ·        Not less than 3 similar projects on preparationof Feasibility Study of investments for thewater supply and sanitation is a must; ·        Specific experience in preparation of Feasibility Studies of investments for the water supplyand sanitation facilities in countries with climate and administrative conditions similar tothose in the Republic of Belarus willbe considered as advantage. The attention of interestedConsultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 and 1.11 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World BankBorrowers (January 2011, revised July 2014)("Consultant Guidelines"), settingforth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest and eligibility. Consultants may associate with other firms in theform of a joint venture or asubconsultancy to enhance their qualifications. In caseof a Joint Venture (JV), all members of the JV will be evaluated jointly for the purpose of short listing and shall be jointly andseverally liable for the assignment and shall sign the contract in case of award is made to that JV group. Interested consultants should clearly indicate the structure oftheir "association" and the duties of thepartners and sub consultants in their application. Unclear expression of interests in terms of "in association with" and/or "inaffiliation with" and etc. may not be considered for short listing. Keeping one expression of interest per firm as principle, aconsultant firm may decide whether it wishes to participate as a sub consultant or as an individual consultant or as a partner in ajoint venture. Please note that a firm shall submit only one EOI in the sameselection process either individually as a consultant or as a partner in a joint venture. No firm can be a sub consultant whilesubmitting anEOI individually or as a partner of a joint venture in the same selection process. A firm, if acting in the capacityof sub consultant in any consultant or JV, may participate in more than one consultant, but only in the capacity of a subconsultant. A consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality- and Cost-BasedSelection (QCBS) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the addressbelow during office hours: from 8:30 to 17:30 hours Minsk time. Expressions of interest must be delivered in awritten form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by 17:30 hours Minsk time on March 16, 2016. State Enterprise "Belcomtehinvest" 25 Kalvariyskaya St., Room 220, Minsk 220079, Republic of Belarus Attn: Mr. Vladislav L. Morozov,Director Tel:+375 17 204 49 26; Tel/Fax: +375 17 204 40 01 E-mail: belcti@yandex.ru

Vitebsk Wastewater

 | Published December 2, 2015  -  Deadline January 20, 2016
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INVITATION FOR TENDERS combined flushing and suction vehicle This Invitation for Tenders follows the General Procurement Notice for this project which was published on the EBRD website, Procurement Notices (www.ebrd.com ) on March 16, 2015. Vitebsk municipal communal unitary production enterprise of water and wastewater services UE “Vitebskvodokanal” hereinafter referred to as “the Purchaser” intends to use part of the proceeds of a grant from the Northern Dimension Environmental Partnership (NDEP) towards the cost of the Vitebsk Wastewater Project. The Purchaser now invites sealed tenders from Suppliers for the following contract to be funded from part of the proceeds of the grant: Contract A1.d1. Procurement of combined flushing and suction vehicle. Quantity – one unit. Combined flushing and suction vehicle with high pressure flushing system, sewer suction and water recycling, for cleaning of sewer networks with inside diameter from 100 to 1 100 mm. Total gross vehicle mass shall be not less than 26 tons. Total volume of tank shall be not less than 11 m3. Capacity of high pressure pump shall be not less than 470 l/min, and working pressure not less than 150 bar. Related services for Contract A1.d1 shall include training of Purchaser’s personnel in Vitebsk. Estimated duration of implementation – 210 days from the Date of receipt by the Supplier of the Letter of Acceptance of the tender. Tendering for contracts that are to be financed with the proceeds of a grant from NDEP is open to firms from any country. The proceeds of the NDEP grant will not be used for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, or for any import of goods, if such payment or import is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations. To be qualified for the award of Contract A1.d1, tenderers must satisfy the following minimum criteria: the Tenderer shall have average annual turnover as prime Supplier (defined as billing for Goods and Services delivered and under delivery) over the last 5 years of EURO 1,000,000 (one million) equivalent; the Tenderer shall provide evidence as Supplier, in at least three contracts within the last five years, each with a value of at least 80% (eighty percent) of the contract price, that have been successfully and substantially completed and that are similar to the proposed Goods; in case of a Tenderer offering to supply goods under the Contract which the Tenderer does not manufacture or otherwise produce, the Tenderer has been duly authorised by the goods’ manufacturer or producer to supply the goods in the Purchaser’s country; the Tenderer or its agent will be able to carry out the supplier’s maintenance, repair and spare parts stocking obligations prescribed in these tender documents; repair and planned technical maintenance of supplied vehicle for flushing equipment may be carried out in the manufacturer’s licensed repair and maintenance shop located on the territory of the Republic of Belarus; the Tenderer is able to provide all necessary certificates, permits and licenses required by the legislation of the Republic of Belarus related to the scope of supply, including a permit to use the vehicle on a public road; the Tenderer shall be certified for quality standard ISO 9001 (or equivalent), or shall submit his own quality assurance plan to demonstrate quality assurance procedures, which shall be applied for supply of goods under the contract; The Tenderer shall demonstrate that it has access to, or has available, liquid assets, unencumbered real assets, lines of credit, and other financial means sufficient to meet the production cash flow for the contract estimated as not less than Euro 300,000 (three hundred thousand) equivalent, taking into account the Tenderer's commitments for other contracts; Tender documents for Contract A1.d1 may be obtained from the office at the address below upon payment of a non-refundable fee of EURO 200 or its equivalent in a convertible currency. Bank details for payment. Payment in Belorussian Rubles (BYR): УП «Витебскводоканал» Расчетный счет № 3012410018010, Дирекция ОАО «Белинвестбанк» по Витебской области, г. Витебск, ул. Ленина, 22/16, код 739. БИК 153001739. УНН 300003249. ОКПО 05896082. Payment in EURO: Account number 3012410018515 In JSC «Belinvestbank» Vitebsk regional branch, BIC 153001739 Republic of Belarus, 210015 Vitebsk, str. Lenina, 22/16 Correspondent banks of Beneficiary bank: DEUTSCHE BANK AG SWIFT code: DEUTDEFF Correspondent account: 949817110 Beneficiary bank: Belinvestbank, Minsk, SWIFT code: BLBBBY2X, For Vitebsk Regional Branch Upon receiving appropriate evidence of payment of the non-refundable fee, the documents will be promptly dispatched by courier, however, no liability can be accepted for loss or late delivery. If requested the documents can also be dispatched electronically after the presentation by the prospective tenderer of appropriate evidence of payment of the non-refundable fee. In the event of discrepancy between electronic and hard copies of the documents, the hard copy shall prevail. All tenders must be accompanied by a tender security of EURO 15 000, or its equivalent in a convertible currency using exchange rate, established by the National Bank of Republic of Belarus on the 28th (twenty eighths) day prior to deadline for submission of tenders. Tenders for Contract A1.d1 must be delivered to the office at the address below on or before January 20, 2016, 14:00 Minsk time, at which time they will be opened in the presence of those tenderers’ representatives who choose to attend. A register of potential tenderers who have purchased the tender documents may be inspected at the address below. Prospective tenderers may obtain further information from, and also inspect and acquire the tender documents at, the following office: Starostenko Mikhail Mikhailovich UE “Vitebskvodokanal” 37, ul. Mira, Vitebsk, 210033 Republic of Belarus Tel: +375 212 553190 Fax: +375 212 548904 Email: vvk@vitebsk.by

PFM TA - P147073

UE ?Data Computing Center of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Belarus? | Published December 29, 2014  -  Deadline January 30, 2015
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Drafting A Concept And A Detailed Plan For Convergence Of National Public Sector Accounting And Reporting System With The International Public Sector Accounting Standards And Developing Of The Conceptual Design Of A Unified Chart Of Accounts In The Public REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (Consulting Services) Belarus Improving Efficiency and Transparency of the PublicFinance Management System inBelarus Grant No.: TF015275 Assignment Title: DRAFTING A CONCEPT AND A DETAILED PLAN FORCONVERGENCE OF NATIONAL PUBLIC SECTOR ACCOUNTING AND REPORTING SYSTEM WITH THE INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC SECTOR ACCOUNTINGSTANDARDS ANDDEVELOPING OF THE CONCEPTUAL DESIGN OF A UNIFIED CHART OF ACCOUNTS IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR, INTEGRATED WITH BUDGETCLASSIFICATION Reference No. CS1-1 On request of the Ministry of Finance of theRepublic of Belarus (hereinafter ? "Recipient") the ECA Regional PFM TA Trust Fund provided a grant for atechnicalassistance to implement the project "Improving Efficiency and Transparency of the Public Finance Management System in Belarus" included into the Partnership Strategy of the World Bank Group for the Republic ofBelarus. The Recipient intends to apply a portion of the funds to eligible payments under the contract for which this Request forExpression of Interest is issued. The purposes of consulting services ("theServices") are: - to draft a concept to converge national public sector accounting andreporting system with IPSAS, with a detailed plan for implementing thereof, including a description of the results of the review ofthe existing national public sector accounting and reporting system, methodological and practical aspects of the preparation andimplementation of national public sector accounting and reporting standards in accordance with IPSAS, as well as providingrecommendations (advice) for the organization of work and preparation of the new legislation, aimed at improving public financemanagement and compliance with the requirements of  government finance statisticalreporting. -  to develop theConceptual Design of a Unified chart of accounts in the public sector, integrated with budget classification which will support allof government's financial reportingand analytical requirements in a single integrated structure. The Consultant is expected to perform the full scope of serviceswithin 10 months. UE "Data Computing Center of the Ministry ofFinance of the Republicof Belarus" now invites eligible consulting firms (Consultants) to indicate their interest in providing theServices. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the requiredqualifications and relevantexperience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria are: - at least 8 years of experience in reformingpublic finance management systems, including public sector accounting and reporting system, including in countries in transitionand developing countries; - practical experience in the preparation and/ or implementation ofsimilar projects over the last ten years, with confirmation of the results and recommendations from thecustomers of such projects. The attention of interested Consultants isdrawn to paragraph 1.9 ofthe World Bank's Guidelines for Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits& Grants by World Bank Borrowers, dated January 2011 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy onconflict of interest. Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint ventureor a subconsultancy toenhance their qualifications. The "association" may take the form of a Joint Venture or a sub consultancy. In case of a Joint Venture (JV), all members of the JV will be evaluated jointly forthe purpose of short listing and shall be jointly and severally liable for the assignment and shall sign the contract in case ofaward is made to that JV group. Interested consultants should clearly indicate the structure of their "association" and thedutiesof the partners and sub consultants in their application. Unclear expression of interests in terms of "in association with" and/or"in affiliation with" and etc. may not be considered for short listing.Keeping one expression of interest per firm as principle, aconsultant firm may decide whether it wishes to participate as a sub consultantor as an individual consultant or as a partner in ajoint venture. Please note that a firm shall submit only one EOI in the same selection process either individually as a consultantor as a partner in a jointventure. No firm can be a sub consultant while submitting an EOI individually or as a partner of a jointventure in the same selection process. A firm, if acting in the capacity of sub consultant in any consultant or JV, may participatein more than one consultant, but only in the capacity of a sub consultant. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Selection Based onthe Consultant's Qualifications set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can beobtained at the address below during officehours (9.00-18.00 Minsk time): Mizhigurskya Darya Project ImplementationUnit UE "Data Computing Center of the Ministry of Finance of the Republicof Belarus" 220004 Minsk,Kalvariyskaya Str, 17 Republic of Belarus e-mail:aismf@ivcmf.by tel:+375172003987 Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the addressbelow: MizhigurskyaDarya Project Implementation Unit UE "DataComputing Center of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Belarus" 220004 Minsk,Kalvariyskaya Str, 17 Republic ofBelarus e-mail:aismf@ivcmf.by tel:+375172003987 (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by January 30, 2015.

WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION - P101190

SE ?BELCOMTEHINVEST? | Published April 13, 2015  -  Deadline April 30, 2015
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Preparation Of Feasibility Study For Further Development Of The Design And Bidding Documents For Reconstruction /development Of Water Supply And Sanitation System Facilities (collection, Drainage And Wastewater Treatment). REQUESTFOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES ? FIRMS SELECTION) Republic ofBelarus Additional financing for the Water Supplyand Sanitation Project Loan No: 8352-BY Assignment Title:Preparation of feasibility study for further development of the design and bidding documents for reconstruction /development ofwater supply and sanitation system facilities (collection, drainage and wastewater treatment). Reference No.: AF/WSSP/QCBS/2015-6 The Republic of Belarushas received additional financing from the International Bank for Reconstruction andDevelopment toward the cost of the Water Supply and Sanitation Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consultingservices. Consulting servicesinclude (i) drafting of feasibility study forinvestments offered forfurther development of the design and bidding documents and evaluation of bids for the following facilitiesincluded in the component "Assistance in preparation of investment activities" of additional financing for theProject: 1. "Treatment of wastewater in urban settlementBorovukha"; 2. "Reconstruction of sewerage treatment facilities in Grodno.Disposal of sewage sludge. 3rd construction phase"; 3. "Construction of sewerage treatment facilities inOshmiany"; 4. "Reconstruction of sludge treatment system for treatment plantsin Pinsk"; (ii) environmental impact assessment to confirm sound technical,social, environmental, financial and economic feasibility of their implementation. The term to perform works is on or before November 1,2016. The State Enterprise "Belcomtehinvest" (Project Coordination Team or PCT), established byand subordinate to the Ministry of Housing and Utilities of the Republic of Belarus, now invites eligible consulting firms("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide informationdemonstrating that they have the required qualificationsand relevant experience to perform the Services (brochures, description and references of similar assignments, experience insimilarconditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.). Criteria for short listing are as follows: the overallexperience in preparation of designand technical documents in the field of water supply and sanitation and specific experience in preparation of feasibility study ofinvestments for the water supply and sanitation facilities. The attention of interested Consultantsis drawn to paragraph 1.9 and 1.11 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World BankBorrowers  (January2011) ("ConsultantGuidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest and eligibility. Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of ajoint venture or asubconsultancy to enhance their qualifications. In case of a Joint Venture (JV),all members of the JV will be evaluated jointly for the purpose of short listing and shall be jointly and severally liable for theassignment and shall sign the contract in case of award is made to that JV group. Interested consultants should clearly indicate the structure oftheir "association" and the duties of the partners and sub consultantsin their application. Unclear expression of interests in terms of "in association with" and/or "in affiliation with" and etc. maynot be considered for short listing. Keeping one expression of interest per firm as principle, a consultant firm may decide whetherit wishes to participate as a sub consultant or as an individual consultant or as a partner in a joint venture. Please note that afirm shall submit only one EOI in the same selection process either individuallyas a consultant or as a partner in a joint venture. No firm can be a sub consultant while submitting anEOI individually or as apartner of a joint venture in the same selection process. A firm, if acting in the capacity of sub consultant in any consultant orJV, may participate in more than one consultant, but only in the capacity of a sub consultant. A consultant will be selected in accordance with the QualityCost Based Selection (QCBS) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information canbe obtained at the address below duringoffice hours: from 08:30 to 17:30 hours. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form inEnglish or Russian in 1(one) copy to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, orby e-mail) by 17:30 hours Minsk time on April 30,2015. State Enterprise "Belcomtehinvest" 25 Kalvariyskaya St., Room 220, Minsk 220079, Republic of Belarus Attn: Mr. Alexander M. Zenevich,Director Tel: +375 17 204 49 26; Tel/Fax: +375 17 204 40 01 E-mail: belcti@yandexl.ru

Belarus Water Sector Framework (BWSF) – Orsha Wastewater Project: Project Implementation Unit Support incl. Engineering, Design and Contracts Supervision

 | Published January 5, 2017  -  Deadline February 3, 2017
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Executing Agency (Client):

The Unitary Enterprise Orshavodokanal

The Client Contact Person:
Sergey Borisovich Sakovich
Chief Engineer, Orshavodokanal
85 Mogilevskaya Street, 211389 Orsha, Belarus
E-mail: orshavodokanal@mail.ru 
Tel: +8 0216 228272
Fax: + 8 0216 546963

The EBRD Contact Person:
Larissa Gosling
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JNE
-mail: goslingl@ebrd.com
Tel: + 44 20 7338 6338
Fax: +44 20 7338 7451

Project Description:

The Unitary Enterprise Orshavodokanal (the “Company”) supported by the Government of Belarus (the “Government”) and the local administration (the “Rayispolkom”) 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. This Project is part of a wider framework which mainly aims at reducing pollution of the Baltic Sea basin, and to some extent also to the Black Sea basin.

The Project objective is to rehabilitate the existing wastewater treatment plant to achieve full compliance of the water and wastewater services with the national and EU standards.

Assignment Description:

The investments will be procured in accordance with the EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules for Public Sector Projects. A Project Implementation Unit (“PIU”) has been formed in the Company to manage all procurement, as well as installation, construction and implementation of the investments.

To support the Company and the PIU in all aspects of Project implementation, including preparation of design, technical specifications, tender documentation, assistance with tendering, tender evaluation and contract finalisation, administration and supervision of the contract implementation including the implementation of the Environmental and Social Action Plan (“ESAP”), as well as set up of the disbursement system, the Company intends to engage a reputable consultancy firm or consortium of consultancy firms (hereinafter the “Consultant”).

The overall objective of this assignment is to facilitate the timely and effective implementation of the Project by rendering assistance to the Company in the implementation of the Project, including design, all aspects of procurement and disbursement, and environmental and social (“E&S”) requirements.

The Consultant shall perform the following main tasks:

  1. Overall project management support as required;
  2. Design the works and prepare technical specifications for goods;
  3. Support during the state approval process;
  4. Arrangement of preparation of the prequalification, if any, and tender documents for procurement of works and goods;
  5. Arrangement of the tendering procedure for works and goods, including evaluation of tenders and drafting tender evaluation reports;
  6. Administration of contract implementation including, where appropriate, works supervision or assisting  with works supervision;
  7. Arrangement of timely disbursements under the contracts; and
  8. Assistance with the implementation of the Environmental and Social Action Plan.

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

Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in Q2 2017 and has an estimated overall duration of three years.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 650,000 (exclusive of VAT). The Consultant must determine whether any indirect taxes/VAT are chargeable on the proposed services and state the basis for such. If any indirect taxes/VAT are payable, the Client will have to pay indirect taxes/VAT element to the services directly to the Consultant unless otherwise agreed.

Funding Source: It is anticipated that the contract will be financed by the Government of Sweden through the Sida-EBRD Municipal Environment and Climate Programme Fund.

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile: The Consultant shall be responsible for mobilisation of qualified engineers, technicians and other professional staff with proven experience in administrative management, procurement, design and supervision of similar construction works and acquiring of equipment for water and wastewater rehabilitation projects in comparable climatic and geological conditions.

It is anticipated that the Consultant’s team shall include the following Key Experts with short-term support as required in other disciplines:

  • Project Manager;
  • IFI Procurement and Contracts Specialist;
  • Water and Wastewater Engineers (Design);
  • Finance/Disbursement Specialist;
  • Engineers (Construction Supervision);
  • Environmental and social specialist.

All experts shall have approximately 5 years of experience of the activity, which they are proposed for in a similar position including:

  • have design and project management experience gained in countries with climatic conditions similar to the project sites;
  • have construction and supply experience gained in countries with climatic conditions similar to the project sites;
  • have experience in design of water supply and wastewater projects;
  • have knowledge and practical experience of FIDIC and/or World Bank/EBRD Supply and Installation and Works contractual arrangements;
  • have experience in (i) planning and design activities; (ii) assistance with planning and design activities; (iii) project management; (iv) project management assistance; (v) engineering; (vi) procurement of goods, works and services;
  • have a good knowledge of procedures and rules of procurement of international financial institutions, such as the World Bank, ADB or EBRD;
  • have a good knowledge and understanding of EBRD’s environmental and social requirements and past experience of assistance in their successful implementation; 
  • have a good knowledge of requirements of Belarusian legislation concerning construction, financial, accounting and disbursement issues;
  • the Russian language skills within the team for communication with the Client are necessary.

It is expected that the Consultant will engage a sufficient number of local engineers to support the international consultants in engineering supervision under multiple construction/works contracts in the participating cities.

Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants seeking to be shortlisted, 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 expression of interest shall not exceed 20 pages (excluding CVs Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet).

The complete expression of interest (including CVs, Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet) should be submitted, in English and Russian via email (pdf) to the Client’s contact person, to reach the Client not later than the closing date. One additional copy shall reach the Bank’s contact person by the same due date. The expression of interest shall be one file (pdf). The Client reserves the right to reject applications of firms submitting more than one file. Only if any limitation on the permissible file size is exceeded, the Consultant may split the expression of interest into further files.

Important Notes:

1. Following this invitation for expressions of interest, a shortlist of qualified firms will be formally invited to submit proposals. Consultant selection and contracting will be subject to availability of funding.

2. The shortlist criteria are as follows:

  1. Firm’s previous project experience in administrative management, procurement, design and supervision of similar construction works and acquiring of equipment for water and wastewater rehabilitation projects in comparable climatic and geological conditions (40%)
  2. Firm’s previous experience in working with IFIs (20%)
  3. CVs of Key Experts (Project Manager; IFI Procurement and Contracts Specialist; Water and Wastewater Engineers (Design); Finance/Disbursement Specialist; Engineers (Construction Supervision); and Environmental and social specialist (20%).

Belarus Water Sector Framework (BWSF) – Lida Wastewater Project: Project Implementation Unit Support including Engineering, Design and Contracts Supervision

 | Published December 30, 2016  -  Deadline January 31, 2017
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Amendment dated 5/01/17: The Client's address is 53 Pobedy Street, 231300, Lida, Republic of Belarus

Executing Agency (Client):

The Unitary Enterprise Lida GUP JKH  

The Client Contact Person:

Mr Evgeniy Bertsevich
Lida city unitary enterprise 
53 Pobedy Street, 231300, Lida, Republic of Belarus
E-mail: evgeniy.bertsevich@gmail.com
Copy
: gkh-2000@mail.ru 
Tel: +375 44 7744503
Fax: +375 154 644409

The EBRD Contact Person:

Larissa Gosling
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: + 44 20 7338 6338
Fax: +44 20 7338 7451
E-mail: goslingl@ebrd.com

Project Description:

The Unitary Enterprise Lida GUP JKH (the “Company”) supported by the Government of Belarus (the “Government”) and the local administration (the “Rayispolkom”) 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 of Lida. The water supply and wastewater treatment services constitute around 20-25 per cent of the Company’s revenues.

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.

The Project objective is to rehabilitate the existing wastewater treatment plant to achieve full compliance of the wastewater services with the national and EU standards and HELCOM recommendations.

Assignment Description:

The investments will be procured in accordance with the EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules for Public Sector Projects. A Project Implementation Unit (“PIU”) will be formed in the Company which will manage all procurement, as well as installation, construction and implementation of the investments.

To support the Company and the PIU in all aspects of Project implementation, including preparation of design, technical specifications, tender documentation, assistance with tendering, tender evaluation and contract finalisation, administration and supervision of the contract implementation including the implementation of the Environmental and Social Action Plan (“ESAP”), as well as set up of the disbursement system, the Company intends to hire a reputable consultancy firm or consortium of consultancy firms (hereinafter the “Consultant”).

The overall objective of this assignment is to facilitate the timely and effective implementation of the Project by rendering assistance to the Company in the implementation of the Project, including design, all aspects of procurement and disbursement, and environmental and social (“E&S”) requirements.

The Consultant shall perform the following main tasks:

  1. Overall project management support as required;
  2. Design the works and prepare technical specifications for goods;
  3. Support during the state approval process;
  4. Arrangement of preparation of the prequalification, if any, and tender documents for procurement of works and goods;
  5. Arrangement of the tendering procedure for works and goods in line with the approved designs including evaluation of tenders and drafting tender evaluation reports;
  6. Administration of contract implementation including, where appropriate, works supervision or assisting  with works supervision;
  7. Arrangement of timely disbursements under the contracts; and,
  8. Assistance with the implementation of the Environmental and Social Action Plan.

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

Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in Q2 2017 and has an estimated overall duration of three years.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 650,000 (exclusive of VAT). The Consultant must determine whether any indirect taxes/VAT are chargeable on the proposed services and state the basis for such. If any indirect taxes/VAT are payable, the Client will have to pay indirect taxes/VAT element to the services directly to the Consultant unless otherwise agreed.

Funding Source: It is anticipated that the contract will be financed by the EBRD’s Shareholder Special Fund. Selection and contracting is subject to the availability of funding.

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile: The Consultant shall be responsible for mobilisation of qualified engineers, technicians and other professional staff with proven experience in administrative management, procurement, design and supervision of similar construction works and acquiring of equipment for water and wastewater rehabilitation projects in comparable climatic and geological conditions.

It is anticipated that the Consultant’s team shall include the following Key Experts with short-term support as required in other disciplines:

  • Project Manager;
  • IFI Procurement and Contracts Specialist;
  • Water and Wastewater Engineers (Design);
  • Finance/Disbursement Specialist;
  • Engineers (Construction Supervision);
  • Environmental and social specialist.

All experts shall have approximately 5 years’ experience of the activity, which they are proposed for in a similar position including:

  • have design and project management experience gained in countries with climatic conditions similar to the project sites;
  • have construction and supply experience gained in countries with climatic conditions similar to the project sites;
  • have an extensive experience in design of water supply and wastewater projects;
  • have knowledge and practical experience of FIDIC and/or World Bank/EBRD Supply and Installation and Works contractual arrangements;
  • have experience in (i) planning and design activities; (ii) assistance with planning and design activities; (iii) project management; (iv) project management assistance; (v) engineering; (vi) procurement of goods, works and services;
  • have a good knowledge of procedures and rules of procurement of international financial institutions, such as the World Bank, ADB or EBRD;
  • have a good knowledge and understanding of EBRD’s environmental and social requirements and past experience of assistance in their successful implementation; 
  • have a good knowledge of requirements of Belarusian legislation concerning construction, financial, accounting and disbursement issues within the project implementation context;
  • the Russian language skills for communication with the Client are necessary.

It is expected that the Consultant will engage a sufficient number of local engineers to support the international consultants in engineering supervision under multiple construction/works contracts in the participating cities.

Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants seeking to be shortlisted, 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; contact details for verification purposes.

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 expression of interest shall not exceed 20 pages (excluding CVs Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet).

The complete expression of interest (including CVs, Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet) should be submitted, in English and Russian via email (pdf) to the Client’s contact person, to reach the Client not later than the closing date. One additional copy shall reach the Bank’s contact person by the same due date. The expression of interest shall be one file (pdf). The Client reserves the right to reject applications of firms submitting more than one file. Only if any limitation on the permissible file size is exceeded, the Consultant may split the expression of interest into further files.

Important Notes:

1. Following this invitation for expressions of interest, a shortlist of qualified firms will be formally invited to submit proposals. Consultant selection and contracting will be subject to availability of funding.

2. The shortlist criteria are as follows:

  1. Firm’s previous successful and verifiable project experience in administrative management, procurement, design and supervision of similar construction works and acquiring of equipment for water and wastewater rehabilitation projects in comparable climatic and geological conditions (40%)
  2. Firm’s previous experience in working with IFIs (20%)
  3. CVs of Key Experts (Project Manager, IFI Procurement and Contracts Specialist, Water and Wastewater Engineers (Design), Finance/Disbursement Specialist; Engineers (Construction Supervision), and Environmental and social specialist) (40%).

Belarus Water Sector Framework (BWSF) – Polotsk Wastewater Project – Corporate Development Programme

 | Published November 3, 2015  -  Deadline November 17, 2015
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Executing Agency (Client): Unitary Enterprise Polotskvodokanal

Project Description:

The Unitary Enterprise Polotskvodokanal (the Client) has requested the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the EBRD or the Bank) to provide financing for the construction of new wastewater treatment facilities in the city of Polotsk including aeration tanks, sedimentation tanks, sludge pumps, air blowers, etc., to ensure compliance with the national and EU standards and HELCOM recommendations for effluent quality treatment (the Project).

The Project is expected to finance the following investment components:

  • Construction of new main wastewater (sewer) collector from pumping station #9 to Polotsk Wastewater Treatment Plant (”WWTP”) (7,055 metres)
  • Rehabilitation of pumping station #9; and
  • Completion of modernisation of Polotsk WWTP including discharge facilities.

The Project objective is to build a new wastewater treatment plant to achieve full compliance of the wastewater services with the national and EU standards and HELCOM recommendations.

Affordability among the population is a severe constraint and the Bank is working with bilateral and international donors to arrange relatively high grant co-financing amounts to facilitate the implementation of urgent upgrades without imposing hardship on the population.

Assignment Description:  The Company is seeking to engage a firm or consortium (the "Consultant") to provide assistance to the Company in the form of a Corporate Development Programme and a Social Support Programme as outlined below.

The assignment consists of two main Parts:

Part I: Corporate Development Programme for the Company

The Consultant shall assist the Company to improve its commercial standing, service and environmental performance by supporting the identification and implementation where necessary establishment of the corporate, financial, operational and environmental management required to become financially and operationally sustainable and also to meet the related covenants included in the EBRD financing documents. The Consultant’s main task is to assist the Company to develop a short-medium term focused corporate development plan and to improve the corporate planning capacity to assist ongoing transition towards becoming a self-sustaining entity with commercially sustainable operations, as well as implementing the Environmental and Social Action Plan (ESAP) developed for the Company.

Part II: Social Support Programme

The second objective is to assess the existing social support mechanism for the low income customers and assess how the Company makes use of it in terms of knowledge of its vulnerable customer base and its financial support needs. Following this assessment the Consultant will recommend improvements and actions for improved implementation by the Company. Belarus has a welfare system with subsidies to vulnerable groups, including subsidised utility services, which will bridge the affordability gap. The State and local authorities have not provided direct subsidies to the low income families instead subsidies are provided to the Company to keep the tariff level low. In addition, cross-subsidisation between commercial and residential clients exist. Detailed mechanism needs to be developed and agreed between the local authorities and the Company and reflected in the Public Service Agreement to be signed by the Company.

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

Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in Q1 2016 and has an estimated overall duration of 36 months.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 350,000 (exclusive of VAT).

The Consultant must determine whether any indirect taxes/VAT are chargeable on the proposed services and state the basis for such. If any indirect taxes/VAT are payable, the Client will have to pay indirect taxes/VAT element to the services directly to the Consultant unless otherwise agreed.

Funding Source: It is anticipated that the contract will be financed through the Czech Republic ODA TC Fund.  Selection and contracting is subject to the availability of funding.

Eligibility:  Consultancy firms shall be registered in the Czech Republic and all experts proposed must be either Czech nationals or permanent residents of the Czech Republic. However, up to a maximum of 35% of the maximum contract amount may be used to finance services of other nationalities including experts who are nationals of the country in which the assignment is being conducted and firms which are registered in these countries. Selection and the final contracting of consultants will be subject to the availability of funding from the Donor.

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant should ensure that the appropriately qualified experts are available, as required, for each of the different tasks outlined above. It is expected that the assignment will be led by an appropriately qualified project manager with experience in the water and wastewater sectors and in implementing the key areas of this assignment, accompanied by both key and supporting experts. It is expected that short time input by key international experts be combined with local/regional expert input. The local/regional experts would secure presence in the field and continuity. The team should include the following Key experts:

  • Project Manager/Technical expert;
  • Local project Manager/Technical expert;
  • Finance expert;
  • Local finance expert;
  • Environmental expert;
  • Social expert;
  • Pool of local experts

Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants seeking to be shortlisted, 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 expression of interest shall not exceed 20 pages (excluding CVs Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet).

The complete expression of interest (including CVs, Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet) should be submitted, in English and Russian via email (pdf) to the Client’s contact person, to reach the Client not later than the closing date. One additional copy shall reach the Bank’s contact person by the same due date. The expression of interest shall be one file (pdf). The Client reserves the right to reject applications of firms submitting more than one file. Only if any limitation on the permissible file size is exceeded, the Consultant may split the expression of interest into further files.

The Client Contact Person:
Felisov Aleksandr Anatolievich
Director of UP Polotskvodokanal
Kostetskoy Street 25а, Polotsk, Belarus 211410
http://www.polotskvodokanal.by/
Tel: +375 214 43-16-78
E-mail: vdk1928@gmail.com

The EBRD Contact Person:
Larissa Gosling
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: + 44 20 7338 6338
Fax: +44 20 7338 7451
E-mail: GoslingL@ebrd.com

 Important Notes:

1. Following this invitation for expressions of interest, a shortlist of qualified firms will be formally invited to submit proposals. Consultant selection and contracting will be subject to availability of funding.

2. The shortlist criteria are as follows:

(a) Firm’s previous project experience in corporate development and social support programmes in the water and wastewater sector in comparable climatic and geological conditions (35%)

(b) Firm’s previous experience in working with IFIs (15%)

(c) CVs of the Key experts as above (50%).

 

Belarus Water Sector Framework (BWSF) – Polotsk Wastewater Project - PIU Support Including Engineering, Design And Contracts Supervision

 | Published October 28, 2015  -  Deadline November 13, 2015
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Executing Agency (Client):  Unitary Enterprise Polotskvodokanal

Project Description: The Unitary Enterprise Polotskvodokanal (the Client) has requested the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the EBRD or the Bank) to provide technical assistance for the construction of new wastewater treatment facilities in the city of Polotsk including aeration tanks, sedimentation tanks, sludge pumps, air blowers, etc., to ensure compliance with the national and EU standards and HELCOM recommendations for effluent quality treatment (the Project).

Assignment Description: The Client now intends to retain a consulting company (the Consultant) to support the Company and the Company’s Project Implementation Unit (PIU) in all aspects of Project implementation, including preparation of design, technical specifications, tender documentation, assistance with tendering, tender evaluation and contract finalisation, administration and supervision of the contract implementation including the implementation of the Environmental and Social Action Plan (ESAP), as well as set up of the disbursement system (the Assignment).

The overall objective of the Assignment is to facilitate the timely and effective implementation of the Project by rendering assistance to the Company in the implementation of the Project, including design, all aspects of procurement and disbursement, and environmental and social (E&S) requirements.

With the involvement of the Consultant the Company will have access to the best practice in the implementation of the Project and procurement of works, as well as advice on specific technical issues including E&S requirements. The Consultant will provide assistance in procurement of works and goods completely in accordance with the procedures, specifications and documentation of the Bank and pursuant to all other agreements stipulated in the Loan Agreement signed between the Company and EBRD.

The Consultant shall perform the following main tasks:

  1. Overall project management support as required.
  2. Design the works and prepare technical specifications for goods.
  3. Arrangement of preparation of the prequalification, if any, and tender documents for procurement of works and goods;
  4. Arrangement of the tendering procedure for works and goods, including evaluation of tenders and drafting tender evaluation reports.
  5. Administration of contract implementation including, where appropriate, works supervision or assisting  with works supervision.,
  6. Arrangement of timely disbursements under the contracts.

The work of the Consultant refers to the whole Project and not only to the portion financed by EBRD. The Project is expected to finance the priority investments as defined in the Feasibility Study prepared by Posch and Partner in 2015.

The Project is expected to finance the following investment components:

  • Construction of new main wastewater (sewer) collector from pumping station #9 to Polotsk Wastewater Treatment Plant (”WWTP”) (7,055 metres)
  • Rehabilitation of pumping station #9; and
  • Completion of modernisation of Polotsk WWTP including discharge facilities.

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

Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in Q1 2016 and has an estimated overall duration of 36 months.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 750,000 (exclusive of VAT).  The Consultant must determine whether any indirect taxes/VAT are chargeable on the proposed services and state the basis for such. If any indirect taxes/VAT are payable, the Client will have to pay indirect taxes/VAT element to the services directly to the Consultant unless otherwise agreed.

Funding Source: Austrian Fund for Municipal Infrastructure. Selection and contracting is subject to the availability of funding.

Eligibility: Consultancy firms shall be entities registered in Austria and all experts proposed by the entity to work on the assignment must be either Austrian nationals or permanent residents of Austria. However, up to a maximum of 25% of the maximum contract amount may be used to finance services of local experts who are nationals of Belarus or consultancy firms of Belarus.

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms with preferably previous project experience in administrative management, procurement, design and supervision of similar construction works and acquiring of equipment for water and wastewater rehabilitation projects in comparable climatic and geological conditions.

It is anticipated that the Consultant’s team shall include the following Key Experts listed below, with short-term support as required in other disciplines:

  • Project Manager;
  • IFI Procurement and Contracts Specialist;
  • Water and Wastewater Engineers (Design);
  • Finance/Disbursement Specialist;
  • Engineers (Construction Supervision);
  • Environmental and social specialist.

All experts shall have approximately 5 years or more of experience of the activity, which they are proposed for in a similar position including:

  • design and project management experience gained in countries with climatic conditions similar to the project sites;
  • construction and supply experience gained in countries with climatic conditions similar to the project sites;
  • experience in design of water supply and wastewater projects;
  • knowledge and practical experience of FIDIC and/or World Bank/EBRD Supply and Installation and Works contractual arrangements;
  • experience in (i) planning and design activities; (ii) assistance with planning and design activities; (iii) project management; (iv) project management assistance; (v) engineering; (vi) procurement of goods, works and services;
  • good knowledge of procedures and rules of procurement of international financial institutions, such as the World Bank, ADB or EBRD;
  • knowledge and understanding of EBRD’s environmental and social requirements and past experience of assistance in their successful implementation; 
  • knowledge of requirements of Belarusian legislation concerning construction, financial, accounting and disbursement issues.

Non-key experts are expected to include local experts.

Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants seeking to be shortlisted, 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.

5. A copy of the Consultant's valid company registration certificate confirming that the firm is registered in Austria.

The expression of interest shall not exceed 20 pages (excluding CVs Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet).

The complete expression of interest (including CVs, Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet) should be submitted, in English and Russian via email (pdf) to the Client’s contact person, to reach the Client not later than the closing date. One additional copy shall reach the Bank’s contact person by the same due date. The expression of interest shall be one file (pdf). The Client reserves the right to reject applications of firms submitting more than one file. Only if any limitation on the permissible file size is exceeded, the Consultant may split the expression of interest into further files.

The Client Contact Person:
Felisov Aleksandr Anatolievich
Director of UP Polotskvodokanal
Kostetskoy Street 25а, Polotsk, Belarus 211410
vdk1928@gmail.com

+375 214 43-16-78 (landline)
+375 44 788 7776 (mobile)

http://www.polotskvodokanal.by/

The EBRD Contact Person:
Larissa Gosling
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square, London EC2A 2JN
Tel: + 44 20 7338 6338
Fax: +44 20 7338 7451
E-mail: GoslingL@ebrd.com

Important Notes:

1. Following this invitation for expressions of interest, a shortlist of qualified firms will be formally invited to submit proposals. Consultant selection and contracting will be subject to availability of funding.

2. The shortlist criteria are as follows:

(a) Firm’s previous project experience in administrative management, procurement, design and supervision of similar construction works and acquiring of equipment for water and wastewater rehabilitation projects in comparable climatic and geological conditions (35%)

(b) Firm’s previous experience in working with IFIs (15%)

(c) CVs of Key Experts (50%).

Belarus Forestry Development Project - P147760

UE Bellesexport | Published October 14, 2015  -  Deadline December 10, 2015
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Multi-purpose Forest Harvesting Machines Intended For Felling, Delimbing And Crosscutting During Thinnings (harvesters), Type 1 And Type 2; Multi-purpose Forest Loading And Transportation Machines Intended For Extraction (forwarders),type 1 And Type 2 Invitation for Bids REPUBLIC OFBELARUS BELARUSIAN FORESTRY DEVELOPMENTPROJECT LoanNo.:P147760 Contract Title: Procurement ofMulti-purpose forest harvesting machines intended for felling, delimbing and crosscutting during thinnings (harvesters), Type 1 andType 2, and Multi-purpose forest loading and transportation machinesintended for extraction (forwarders), Type 1 and Type2. Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): BFDP/ICB/15/01 Purchasers:StateForest Enterprises, according to the Annex1 ThePayment is made by: UE"Bellesexport" 1.         The Ministry ofForestry of the Republic of Belarus has received financing from the World Bank towardthe cost of the Belarusian Forestry Development Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds toward payments under thecontract for Procurement of: Multi-purpose forest harvesting machines intended for felling, delimbing and crosscutting duringthinnings (harvesters), Type 1 and Type 2, and Multi-purpose forest loading and transportation machines intended for extraction(forwarders), Type 1 andType 2. 1.            UE "Bellesexport" now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for procurement of: Harvesters Type 1 in the quantity of 74 numbers (lot 1), Harvesters Type 2 in the quantity of 2 numbers (lot 2), Forwarders Type 1 in the quantity of 52 numbers (lot 3), Forwarders Type 2 in the quantity of 2 numbers (lot 4). Place of Destination: Forforeign Suppliers: CIP Minsk (Place of Destinationwill 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 the Annex 1; period of delivery: according to List of Goods and DeliverySchedule, Section VII. 2.            Bidders may submitoffersfor one or several lots in accordance with the BiddingDocuments. Bidders wishing to offer discounts in case of award ofseveral lots, will be able to do so if such discounts were quoted by the Bidder in the Letter of Bid. 4.         Bidding will beconducted through the International CompetitiveBidding procedures as specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement of Goods, Worksand Non-Consulting Services under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits &Grants by World Bank Borrowersof January 2011, revised July 2014("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.         Interested eligiblebidders may obtain further information fromUE "Bellesexport":bfdp@bellesexport.by andinspect the bidding documents during office hours from 09:00 to 18:00 at the addressgiven below. 6.         Bids must bedelivered to the address below before 10:00 a.m. on10 December 2015. Electronic bidding will not bepermitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be publicly opened in the presence of thebidders' designated representatives and anyone who choose to attend at the address below. 7. Post qualification Requirements After determining the lowest-evaluated bid in accordance with ITB 35.1, the Purchaser shall carry out thepostqualification of theBidder in accordance with ITB 36, using only the requirements specified.  Requirements not included in the text below shall not be used in the evaluation of the Bidder'squalifications. (a)          IfBidder is Manufacturer: (i)     Financial Capability The Bidder shall furnish documentary evidence that it meets the following financialrequirement(s) for each lot: Lot 1: The Bidder should demonstrate a minimum average annual turnover of US$ 5 (five) millionequivalent. Lot 2: The Bidder should demonstrate a minimum average annual turnover of US$ 500,000 (fivehundred thousands) equivalent. Lot 3: The Bidder should demonstrate a minimum average annual turnover of US$ 3 (three) millionequivalent. Lot 4: The Bidder should demonstrate a minimum average annual turnover of US$ 500,000 (fivehundred thousands) equivalent. (ii)    Experience and Technical Capacity The Bidder shall furnish documentary evidence to demonstratethat it meets the following experience requirement(s) for each lot: Lot 1: The Bidder should demonstrate that ithas successfully completed the manufacture of minimum 50 harvesters within last 5 (five) years. Lot 2: The Bidder should demonstrate that ithas successfully completed the manufacture of minimum 2 harvesters within last 5 (five) years. Lot 3: The Bidder should demonstrate that ithas successfully completed the manufacture of minimum 20 forwarders within last 5 (five) years. Lot 4: The Bidder should demonstrate that ithas successfully completed the manufacture of minimum 2 forwarders within last 5 (five) years. In order to be qualified for more than one lot, the Bidder shall meetthe aggregate of the aboverequirements for which lots the bid is submitted. (b)    If Bidder is not manufacturer: If a Bidder is not a manufacturer, but is offering the Goods on behalf of the Manufacturer under Manufacturer'sAuthorization Form (Section IV, Bidding Forms), the Manufacturer shall demonstrate the above qualifications (i), (ii) for the lotsunder consideration and the Bidder shall demonstrate that it has successfully completed at least 2 supply contracts of similargoods in the past 5 (five)years in order to be qualified for anyone lot or any combination of thelots. (c)     If the Bidder is a Joint Venture (JV) (i)      FinancialCapability The JV partners shall collectively demonstrate a minimum average annual turnover specified above(a) (i) for each lot within the last five years. Where, lead partner must demonstrate a minimum average annual turnover of 50%(fifty percent) of the specified amount over the last 5(five) years for each lot. In order to be qualified for more than one lot, the JV and lead partner of JV shall meet theaggregate requirement for the lots under consideration. (ii)     Experience andTechnical Capacity The JV partners shall collectively demonstrate that they have successfully completed thecontracts specified above (a) (ii) for each lot within last five years. In order to be qualified for more than one lot, the JV shall meet theaggregate requirement forthe lots under consideration. (iii)             If  JV is not manufacturer: If JV is not a manufacturer, but is offering the Goods on behalf of the Manufacturer under Manufacturer's Authorization Form(Section IV, Bidding Forms), the Manufacturer shall demonstrate the above qualifications (a) (i), (ii) for each lot underconsideration and the JV shall demonstrate that it has successfully completed at least 2 supply contracts of similar goods in thepast 5 (five) years in order to be qualified for anyone lot or any combination of the Lots. Where, lead partner must demonstratethat it has successfully completed at least 1 (one) contract of similar goods in the past 5 (five) years. (d)             In order to be qualified, the Bidder/JV must submitevidence 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 for maintenance, repair,tests and supply of spare parts stipulated in the General or Special Conditions of the Contract and/or TechnicalSpecifications. The presence of an official representative office or anauthorized sales representative, supplier (dealer)in the Republic of Belarus to provide warranty service for warranty repair ofequipment and to fulfill the post-warranty maintenance of themachine after the end of the warranty period. The supplier shallhaveservice centers in the Republic of Belarus. Additional Documents to be submitted (to be used during the post qualification): The Bidder shall furnish documentary evidence that it meets the following financialrequirement(s): The audited balance sheets or, if not required by the laws of the Applicant's country, other financialstatements acceptable to the Employer,for the last five years shall be submitted and must demonstrate the current soundness of theApplicant's financial position. The Bidder shall furnish documentary evidence to demonstratethat the Goods it offers meet the followingusage requirement: a Reference List with information on the supplies and satisfactory performance for the past 5 years,including contact details (phone, fax, address) of previous clients. If Bidder is not manufacturer: It shall furnish documents providing that it is officially authorized to offer the harvester/forwarder of ManufacturingCompany through Manufacturer's Authorization Form provided in Section IV for the relevant equipment underconsideration. 8.         A complete set of bidding documentsin English or Russianmay be obtained by interested bidders upon the submission of a written application to the address below. The documentwill begranted to the authorized representative of the Bidder upon submission of notarized Power of Attorney signed by authorizedemployeeof the Applicant. In addition to paper copy the bidding documents maybe distributed in electronic format via email address specified by the Bidder. 9.         All bids must be accompanied by The Bid-SecuringDeclaration. 10.      The address referred to above is: Attn: Mr.MikalaiMalyshau StreetAddress: Skryganova str., 6 Floor/ Roomnumber: 4 floor/room 403 220073Minsk, Republic of Belarus Tel.: +375 17 259 17 18 Fax:  +375 17 259 17 18 E-mail: bfdp@bellesexport.by Web site: www.bellesexport.by

Belarus Water Sector Framework (BWSF) – Orsha Wastewater Project: Corporate Development Programme

 | Published January 5, 2017  -  Deadline February 3, 2017
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Clarification Issued 9/01/2017:  Interested firms may apply and be selected for both  Corporate Development Programme and Project Implementation Unit Support assignments, however would be expected to provide different teams of experts.

Executing Agency (Client):
The Unitary Enterprise Orshavodokanal

The Client Contact Person:
Sergey Borisovich Sakovich
Chief Engineer, Orshavodokanal
85 Mogilevskaya Street, 211389 Orsha, Belarus
E-mail: orshavodokanal@mail.ru
Tel: +8 0216 228272
Fax: + 8 0216 546963

The EBRD Contact Person:
Larissa Gosling
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
E-mail: goslingl@ebrd.com 
Tel: + 44 20 7338 6338
Fax: +44 20 7338 7451

Project Description:

The Unitary Enterprise Orshavodokanal (the “Company”) supported by the Government of Belarus (the “Government”) and the local administration (the “Rayispolkom”) 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. This Project is part of a wider framework which mainly aims at reducing pollution of the Baltic Sea basin, and to some extent also to the Black Sea basin.

The Project objective is to rehabilitate the existing wastewater treatment plant to achieve full compliance of the water and wastewater services with the national and EU standards.

Assignment Description:

The Client now intends to retain a consulting company (the Consultant) to provide assistance for institutional building in the form of a Corporate Development Programme and a Social Support Programme as detailed below (the Assignment).

The Assignment consists of two main Parts:

Part I: Corporate Development Programme for the Company

The Consultant shall assist the Company to improve its commercial standing, service and environmental performance by supporting the identification and implementation and, where necessary, the establishment of the corporate, financial, operational and environmental management required to become financially and operationally sustainable, and also to meet the related covenants included in the EBRD financing documents. The Consultant’s main task is to assist the Company to develop a short-medium term focused corporate development plan and to improve the corporate planning capacity to assist ongoing transition towards becoming a self-sustaining entity with commercially sustainable and gender-sensitive operations, as well as implementing the Environmental and Social Action Plan (ESAP) developed for the Company.

Part II: Social Support Programme

The second objective is to assess the existing social support mechanism for the gender-sensitive customer groups and the low income customers and assess how the Company makes use of it in terms of knowledge of its vulnerable customer base and its financial support needs. Following this assessment the Consultant will recommend improvements and actions for improved implementation by the Company. Belarus has a welfare system with subsidies to vulnerable groups, including subsidised utility services, which will bridge the affordability gap. The State and Rayispolkom have not provided direct subsidies to the low income families instead subsidies are provided to the Company to keep the tariff level low. In addition, cross-subsidisation between commercial and residential clients exists. Detailed mechanism needs to be developed and agreed between the Rayispolkom and the Company and reflected in the Public Service Agreement to be signed between the Rayispolkom and the Company. It is noted that this may be somewhat limited by the fact that the tariffs for the residential clients are set on the country level. The Bank will be in parallel working with the Government of Belarus on the tariff related benchmarks. The counterparts of Part II are the Company,the Rayispolkom and potentially Oblispolkom.

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

Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in Q2 2017 and has an estimated overall duration of three years.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 300,000 (exclusive of VAT). The Consultant must determine whether any indirect taxes/VAT are chargeable on the proposed services and state the basis for such. If any indirect taxes/VAT are payable, the Client will have to pay indirect taxes/VAT element to the services directly to the Consultant unless otherwise agreed.

Funding Source: It is anticipated that the contract will be financed by the Government of Sweden through the Sida-EBRD Municipal Environment and Climate Programme Fund.

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant should ensure that the appropriately qualified experts are available, as required, for each of the different tasks outlined above. It is expected that the assignment will be led by an appropriately qualified project manager with experience in the water and wastewater sectors and in implementing the key areas of this assignment, accompanied by both key and supporting experts. It is expected that short-time input from key international experts be combined with local/regional expert input. The local/regional experts would secure presence in the field as well as continuity.

The team should include the following key experts:

  • Project Manager / Technical Expert;
  • Local project manager / Technical Expert;
  • Finance Expert;
  • Local Finance Expert;
  • Environmental Expert;
  • Social Expert with gender expertise;
  • Pool of local experts.

The Consultant is required to provide the Company with independent, impartial technical, cost, strategic, management and financial advice, and as such will not be permitted to have a commercial interest in any other contracts or agreements for the Project. 

Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants seeking to be shortlisted, 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 expression of interest shall not exceed 20 pages (excluding CVs Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet).

The complete expression of interest (including CVs, Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet) should be submitted, in English and Russian via email (pdf) to the Client’s contact person, to reach the Client not later than the closing date. One additional copy shall reach the Bank’s contact person by the same due date. The expression of interest shall be one file (pdf). The Client reserves the right to reject applications of firms submitting more than one file. Only if any limitation on the permissible file size is exceeded, the Consultant may split the expression of interest into further files.

Important Notes:

1. Following this invitation for expressions of interest, a shortlist of qualified firms will be formally invited to submit proposals. Consultant selection and contracting will be subject to availability of funding.

2. The shortlist criteria are as follows:

  1. Firm’s previous project experience in corporate development and social support programmes in the water and wastewater sector in comparable climatic and geological conditions (40%)
  2. Firm’s previous experience in working with IFIs (20%)
  3. CV of the Key Experts as above (40%).

3. Interested firms may apply and be selected for both  Corporate Development Programme and Project Implementation Unit Support assignments, however would be expected to provide different teams of experts.

Belarus Water Sector Framework (BWSF) – Lida Wastewater Project: Corporate Development Programme

 | Published December 30, 2016  -  Deadline January 31, 2017
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Clarification Issued 9/01/2017: Interested firms may apply and be selected for both  Corporate Development Programme and Project Implementation Unit Support assignments, however would be expected to provide different teams of experts.

Executing Agency (Client): The Unitary Enterprise Lida GUP JKH

The Client Contact Person:

Mr. Evgeniy Bertsevich
Lida city unitary enterprise
Pobedy street 53, Lida,  231300, Republic of Belarus
E-mail: evgeniy.bertsevich@gmail.com 
Copy: gkh-2000@mail.ru 
Tel: +375 44 7744503
Fax: +375 154 644409

The EBRD Contact Person:

Larissa Gosling
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
E-mail: goslingl@ebrd.com 
Tel: + 44 20 7338 6338
Fax: +44 20 7338 7451

Project Description:

The Unitary Enterprise Lida GUP JKH (the “Company”) supported by the Government of Belarus (the “Government”) and the local administration (the “Rayispolkom”) 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 of Lida. The water supply and wastewater treatment services constitute around 20-25 per cent of the Company’s revenues.

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.

The Project objective is to rehabilitate the existing wastewater treatment plant to achieve full compliance of the wastewater services with the national and EU standards and HELCOM recommendations.

Assignment Description:

The Client now intends to retain a consulting company (the Consultant) to provide assistance for institutional building in the form of a Corporate Development Programme and a Social Support Programme as detailed later in this text (the Assignment).

The assignment consists of two main Parts:

Part I: Corporate Development Programme for the Company

The Consultant shall assist the Company to improve its commercial standing, service and environmental performance by supporting the identification and implementation, and where necessary, the establishment of the corporate, financial, operational and environmental management required to become financially and operationally sustainable and also meet the related covenants included in the EBRD financing documents. The Consultant’s main task is to assist the Company to develop a short-medium term focused corporate development plan and to improve the corporate planning capacity to assist ongoing transition towards becoming a self-sustaining entity with commercially sustainable operations, as well as implementing the Environmental and Social Action Plan (ESAP) developed for the Company.

Part II: Social Support Programme

The second objective is to assess the existing social support mechanism for the low income customers and assess how the Company makes use of it in terms of knowledge of its vulnerable customer base and its financial support needs. Following this assessment the Consultant will recommend improvements and actions for improved implementation by the Company. Belarus has a welfare system with subsidies to vulnerable groups, including subsidised utility services, which will bridge the affordability gap. The State and Rayispolkom have not provided direct subsidies to the low income families, instead subsidies are provided to the Company to keep the tariff level low. In addition, cross-subsidisation between commercial and residential clients exists. Detailed mechanism needs to be developed and agreed between the Rayispolkom and the Company and reflected in the Public Service Agreement to be signed between the Rayispolkom and the Company. It is noted that this may be somewhat limited by the fact that the tariffs for the residential clients are set at the country level. The Bank will be in parallel working with the Government of Belarus on the tariff related benchmarks. The counterparts of Part II are the Company, the Rayispolkom and potentially Oblispolkom.

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

Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in Q2 2017 and has an estimated overall duration of three years.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 300,000 (exclusive of VAT). The Consultant must determine whether any indirect taxes/VAT are chargeable on the proposed services and state the basis for such. If any indirect taxes/VAT are payable, the Client will have to pay indirect taxes/VAT element to the services directly to the Consultant unless otherwise agreed.

Funding Source: It is anticipated that the contract will be financed by the EBRD’s Shareholder Special Fund.

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile: The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firm that will ensure that the appropriately qualified experts are available, as required, for each of the different tasks outlined above. It is expected that the assignment will be led by an appropriately qualified project manager with experience in the water and wastewater sectors and in implementing the key areas of this assignment, accompanied by both key and supporting experts. It is expected that short time input by key international experts be combined with local/regional expert input. The local/regional experts would secure presence in the field and continuity. The team should include the following key experts:

  • Project Manager/Technical expert;
  • Local project Manager/Technical expert;
  • Finance expert;
  • Local finance expert;
  • Environmental expert;
  • Social expert;
  • Pool of local experts.

The Consultant’s team should have the Russian language skills necessary for communication and interactions with the Client.

The Consultant is required to provide the Company with independent, impartial technical, cost, strategic, management and financial advice, and as such will not be permitted to have a commercial interest in any other contracts or agreements for the Project.

Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants seeking to be shortlisted, 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, and contact persons’ details to verify the references.

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 expression of interest shall not exceed 20 pages (excluding CVs Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet).

The complete expression of interest (including CVs, Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet) should be submitted, in English and Russian via email (pdf) to the Client’s contact person, to reach the Client not later than the closing date. One additional copy shall reach the Bank’s contact person by the same due date. The expression of interest shall be one file (pdf). The Client reserves the right to reject applications of firms submitting more than one file. Only if any limitation on the permissible file size is exceeded, the Consultant may split the expression of interest into further files.

Important Notes:

1. Following this invitation for expressions of interest, a shortlist of qualified firms will be formally invited to submit proposals. Consultant selection and contracting will be subject to availability of funding.

2. The shortlist criteria are as follows:

  1. Firm’s previous successful and verifiable project experience in corporate development and social support programmes in the water and wastewater sector in comparable climatic and geological conditions (40%)
  2. Firm’s previous experience in working with IFIs (20%)
  3. CV of the Key Experts as above (40%).

3. Interested firms may apply and be selected for both Corporate Development Programme and Project Implementation Unit Support assignments, however would be expected to provide different teams of experts.

INTG SOLID WASTE MGT - P114515

BELCOMTEHINVEST | Published October 12, 2016  -  Deadline November 25, 2016
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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 utilitywaste collection system in Grodno Town. Lot No.1 Cleaning machine forcontainers Lot No.2 Light motor vehicles Lot No.3 Buses Lot No.4 Crushing unit(Shredder) Lot No.5 Hydraulic grab crane Lot No.6 Unit for productionof chip fuel with a tractor (Woodchipper) ICB No:ISWMP/ICBG/2016-2 Purchaser: United Unitary Manufacturing Enterprise"Grodno Municipal Housing and Utilities Sector" 1.         The Republic of Belarus has received financing from the World Banktoward the cost of the Project: Integrated Solid Waste ManagementProject, and intends to apply part of the proceeds toward payments under the contract forProcurement of utility vehicles and equipment for theimprovement of utility waste collection system in Grodno Town. 1.            The State Enterprise "Belcomtehinvest" now invites sealed bids fromeligible bidders for the supply of: - Cleaning machine for containers (2 pcs.) (Lot No. 1); - Light motor vehicles (5 pcs.) Light motor vehicle ? pickup (2 pcs.) (Lot No. 2); - Buses (2 pcs.) (Lot No.3); - Crushing unit (Shredder) for wood, household and construction waste (1 pc.) (Lot No. 4); - Grab crane for loading irregular waste into the crushing unit (1 pc.) (Lot No.5); - Unit for production of chip fuel from round and split wood, low quality timber, sawing and wood treatment waste with atractor (Wood chipper) (1 pc.) (Lot No. 7); Place of destination: For foreign Suppliers: CIP Grodno ForSuppliernational of the Purchaser's country: EXW (on Supplier's own place ofbusiness). TheProject Site(s)/Final Destination(s) is: 104Dzerzhinskogo Street, Grodno Town, Republic of Belarus. 2.            Bidders may apply to one or several lots inaccordance with the Bidding documents. 3.            Bidding will be conducted through theInternational Competitive Bidding procedures as specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement of Goods, Works and Non-Consulting Services under IBRD Loans andIDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers  ("Procurement Guidelines"), and is open to all eligiblebidders asdefined in the Procurement Guidelines. In addition, pleaserefer to paragraphs 1.6 and 1.7 setting forth the World Bank's policyonconflict of interest. 5.      Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from State Enterprise"Belcomtehinvest" (e-mail: belcti@yandex.ru ) and inspect the bidding documentsduring office hours 8.30to 17.15 at the address given below. 6.   A complete set of bidding documents in English and Russian may be purchased by interested eligiblebidders upon the submission of a written application to the address below. Also, a complete set of bidding documents may besent to the Bidders by a courier. 7.         Bidsmust be delivered to the address below on or before 11.00 November 25, 2016. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be publicly opened in the presence of the bidders' designated representatives andanyone who choose to attend at the address below. 8.Post-qualificationrequirements: After determining the lowest-evaluated bid inaccordance with ITB 35.1, the Purchaser shall carry out the postqualification of the Bidder in accordance with ITB 36, using onlythe requirements specified.  Requirements not included in the text below shall not beused in the evaluation of the Bidder's qualifications. (a)         If Bidder is Manufacturer: (i)      Financial Capability Lot No.1: Minimum annual turnover of theBidder during the last 5 (five) years must be at least USD 500 000 (five hundred thousand) in equivalent; Lot No.2: Minimum annual turnover of the Bidder duringthe last 5 (five) years must be at least USD 300 000 (three hundred thousand) inequivalent; Lot No.3: Minimum annual turnover of the Bidder duringthe last 5 (five) years must be at least USD 400 000 (four hundred thousand) inequivalent; Lot No.4: Minimum annual turnover of the Bidder duringthe last 5 (five) years must be at least USD 700 000 (seven hundred thousand) inequivalent; Lot No.5: Minimum annual turnover of the Bidder duringthe last 5 (five) years must be at least USD 600 000 (six hundred thousand) inequivalent; Lot No.6: Minimum annual turnover of the Bidder duringthe last 5 (five) years must be at least USD 400 000 (four hundred thousand) inequivalent. (ii)      Experience and TechnicalCapacity TheBidder shall furnish documentary evidence todemonstrate that it meets the following experience requirement(s) for each lot: Lot No.1: manufactured at least 5rear-loaded cleaning machines for containers per yearduring the last 5 years. Lot No.2: manufactured at least 10 lightmotor vehicles per year duringthe last 5 years. Lot No.3: manufactured at least 10buses per year during the last 5years. Lot No.4: manufactured atleast 5 crushing units (shredders) per year during the last 5 years. Lot No.5: manufactured atleast 5 hydraulic grab cranes per year during the last 5years. Lot No.6: manufactured atleast 5 units for productionof chip fuel with a tractor(wood chippers) per year during the last 5 years. In order to be qualified for more than one lot, the Bidder shall meetthe aggregate of the above requirements(a) (i) and (a) (ii) for which lots the bid is submitted. (b)     If Bidder isnot manufacturer: If a Bidder is not a manufacturer, but is offering the Goods on behalfof the Manufacturer under Manufacturer's Authorization Form (Section IV, Bidding Forms), the Manufacturer shall demonstrate theabove qualifications (a) (i), (ii) for the lots under consideration and the Bidder shall demonstrate that it has successfullycompleted at least 2 supply contracts of similar good sin the past 5 (five)years in order to be qualified for anyone lot or anycombination of the lots. (c ) If Bidderis a joint venture (JV) (i)      Financial Capability The JV partners shall collectivelydemonstrate a minimum average annual turnover specified above (a) (i) for each lot within the last five years. Where,lead partnermust demonstrate a minimum average annual turnover of 50% (fifty percent) of the specified amount over the last 5 (five) yearsforeach lot. In order to be qualified for more than onelot, the JV and lead partner of JV shall meet the aggregate requirement for the lots under consideration. (ii)     Experience and Technical Capacity The JV partners shall collectivelydemonstrate that they have successfully completed the contracts specified above (a) (ii) for each lot within last fiveyears. In order to be qualified for more than onelot, the JV shall meet the aggregate requirement for the lots under consideration. (iii)             If  JV is not manufacturer: If JV is not a manufacturer, but is offering the Goods on behalf of theManufacturer under Manufacturer's Authorization Form (Section IV, Bidding Forms), the Manufacturer shall demonstrate the abovequalifications (a) (i), (ii)for each lot under consideration and the JV shall demonstrate that it has successfully completed atleast 2 supply contracts of similar good sin the past 5 (five)years in order to be qualified for anyone lot or any combination ofthe Lots. Where, lead partner must demonstrate that it has successfully completed at least 1 (one)contract of similar goods in thepast 5 (five)years. In order to bequalified, the Bidder/JV must submit evidence that it will have/or already have continued representation inthe Republic ofBelarus  to provide sufficient technical support for the proposed goods including theservices for maintenance, repair, tests and supply of spare parts stipulated in the General or Special Conditions of the Contractand/or Technical Specifications. The presence of an official representative office or an authorized sales representative, supplier (dealer) in the Republic of Belarus to providewarranty service for warranty repair of equipment and to fulfill the post-warranty maintenance of the machine after the end of thewarranty period. The supplier shall have service centers in the Republic of Belarus. Additional Documents to be submitted (to be used during the postqualification): TheBidder shall furnish documentary evidence that itmeets the followingfinancial 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 lastfive yearsshall be submitted and must demonstrate the current soundness of the Applicant's financialposition. TheBidder shall furnish documentary evidence todemonstrate that the Goods it offers meet the following usage requirement: a Reference Listwith information on the supplies andsatisfactory performance for thepast 5 years, including contact details (phone, fax, address) of previousclients. If Bidder is not manufacturer: It shallfurnish documents providing that it is officially authorized by Manufacturing Company to offer relevant equipment throughManufacturer's Authorization Form provided in Section IV. 9.         All bidsmust be accompanied by a Bid-SecuringDeclaration. 10.       The address referred to above is: Attn: Mr. V.L. Morozov Address: 25Kalvariyskaya Street Floor/office: 5 floor/office 519 City: Minsk Index: 220079 Country: Republic of Belarus Telephone: +375 17 204 6231 Fax: +375 17 2044001 e-mail: belcti@yandex.ru

WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION - P101190

 | Published March 1, 2016
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Preparation Of Feasibility Study For Further Development Of The Design And Bidding Documents For Reconstruction /development Of Water Supply And Sanitation System Facilities (collection, Drainage And Contract AwardNotice Project: WaterSupply and Sanitation Project. Additional Financing Country:Belarus Project Number:P146493 Scope of Contract: Preparationof feasibility study for further development of the design and bidding documents for reconstruction /development of water supplyand sanitation system facilities (collection, drainage and wastewater treatment) Minimum Qualifying TechnicalScore: 80,00 Consultants' names HOLINGER International Consultants and Sub-consultantKVAZAR-Techno LLC JV: BT ? Engineering Ltd (lead partner), Enviroplan S.A.,Waterengineering Ltd and Aquapartner Ltd. and Sub-Consultants: OOO "KVAZAR-TECHNO", CLUB "ECONOMICA 2000" JV: HYDRO INGENIEURE Umwelttechnik GmbH (lead partner), AQUAPRO, KOMMUNALKREDIT Public Consulting GmbH and UNITER Investment company and the Sub-Consultant SUEBRESTKOMMUNPROJEKT JV: IRD Engineering S.r.L(lead partner) with SWS ConsultingEngineering S.r.L. JV: Posh & Partners Consulting Engineers (lead partner),Grontmij A/S and the Sub-Consultant CJSC «DiArKlass» City/Country Switzerland / Belarus Bulgaria / Greece / Bulgaria / Bulgaria / Belarus / Bulgaria Austria/ Austria/ Austria/ Belarus/ Belarus Italy Austria/ Denmark/ Belarus Status: Awarded Consultant/Firm Evaluated Consultant/Firm Evaluated Consultant/Firm Evaluated Consultant/Firm Evaluated Consultant/Firm Technical Score 88,05 87,72 77,01 77,36 84,10 Financial Score 91,72 91,72 TheFinancial Proposal of the Consultant will be returned sealed as its Technical scores are below the required minimum of 80points TheFinancial Proposal of the Consultant will be returned sealed as its Technical scores are below the required minimum of 80points 100,00 CombinedScore 88,784 88,520 - - 87,280 Criteria SpecificExperience 9 7 10 9 10 Work Plan & Methodology 33,50 31,5 34 24,5 24,50 Key Experts 43,25 47,92 33,01 39,66 46,25 K-1 ProjectManager 6,74 9,40 9,90 8,20 9,90 K-2 WaterSpecialist 4,37 4,60 4,95 3,60 4,38 K-3 WaterSpecialist 3,52 5,00 4,50 3,84 4,85 K-4 ConstructionSpecialist 3,16 4,00 0,00 3,68 3,02 K-5 Civil WorksSpecialist 4,00 3,60 0,00 3,12 3,28 K-6 Power SupplySpecialist 3,80 3,60 3,96 3,96 3,76 K-7 OperationSpecialist 5,00 4,95 4,75 2,25 4,54 K-8 FinancialSpecialist 5,00 4,85 4,95 3,76 5,00 K-9 EnvironmentSpecialist 4,89 4,95 0,00 4,49 4,71 K-10 ProcurementSpecialist 2,76 2,97 0,00 2,76 2,82 Local input 2,30 1,3 0,00 4,2 3,35 Priceas read out USD947'160,00 USD947'232,40 - - EUR775'205,00 FinalEvaluation Price * BYR16'529'836'320 * BYR16'531'099'844,8 - - * BYR15'161'459'390 FinalNegotiated Price USD947'160,00 USD947'232,40 - - EUR775'205,00 Rank 1 2 Other ShortlistedConsultant(s)/Firm(s): Consultants' names Fichtner Water & Transportation GmbH and theSub-Consultant engineering consulting company ENECA City/Country GERMANY / BELARUS Proposal Submitted: No

PFM TA - P147073

UE ?Data Computing Center of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Belarus? | Published May 28, 2015  -  Deadline June 22, 2015
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Consultancy Serv?ces For The Development Of A H?gh-level ?nformat?on System Des?gn REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Belarus Improving Efficiency and Transparency of the PublicFinance Management System in Belarus Grant No.: TF015275 Assignment Title: CONSULTANCYSERV?CES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A H?GH-LEVEL ?NFORMAT?ON SYSTEM DES?GN Reference No. CS2-2 On request of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Belarus the ECA RegionalPFM TA Trust Fund provided a grant for a technical assistance to implement the project"Improving Efficiency and Transparency of thePublic Finance Management System in Belarus"  included into the Partnership Strategy ofthe World Bank Group for the Republic of Belarus. The Recipient intends to apply a portion of the funds to eligible payments underthe contract for which this Request for Expression of Interest is issued. The main objective of this assignment is to develop a high-levelinformation system design. The Consultant is expected to perform the full scope of serviceswithin 9 months. UE "Data Computing Center of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Belarus"(implementing agency) now invites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") to indicatetheir interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have therequired qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services (brochures, description and references of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriateskills among staff, etc.). The shortlisting criteria are: - implementation of  (at least two) assignments completed over the last 5 years, related to thedesigning of Government Financial Management Information System; Under each assignmentthe Consultant shall submit the following qualification documents: -          a list of performed works and achieved results, as well as references from customers regardingthe qualityof performed works; -          information on the depth of the designing system functionality development, including the coverage offunctionality, using the example of the World Bank GFMIS reference model (Ali Hashim, "A Handbook on Financial ManagementInformation Systems for Government. A Practitioners Guide for Setting Reform Priorities, Systems Design and Implementation",International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/ The World Bank 2014; https://collaboration.worldbank.org/docs/DOC-10935.) Arepresentative or local office in the Republic of Belarus is an advantage. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the WorldBank's Guidelines for Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World BankBorrowers, dated January 2011 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or asubconsultancy to enhance their qualifications. The "association" may take the form of a Joint Venture or a sub consultancy.  In case of a Joint Venture (JV), all members of the JV willbe evaluated jointly for thepurpose of short listing and shall be jointly and severally liable for the assignment and shall sign the contract in case of awardis made to that JV group. Interested consultants should clearly indicate the structure of their "association" and the duties of thepartners and sub consultants in their application. Unclear expression of interests in terms of "in association with" and/or"inaffiliation with" and etc. may not be considered for short listing. Keeping one expression of interest per firm as principle, aconsultant firm may decide whether it wishes to participate as a sub consultant or as an individual consultant or as a partner in ajoint venture. Please note that a firm shall submit only one EOI in the same selection process either individually as a consultantor as a partner in a joint venture. No firm can be a sub consultant while submitting an EOI individually or as a partner of a jointventure in the same selection process. A firm, if acting in the capacity of sub consultant in any consultant or JV, may participatein more than one consultant, but only in thecapacity of a sub consultant. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Selection Based on theConsultant's Qualifications set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours(9.00-18.00 Minsk time): MizhigurskyaDarya ProjectImplementation Unit UE "Data Computing Center of the Ministry of Finance ofthe Republic of Belarus" 220004 Minsk, Kalvariyskaya Str, 17 Republic of Belarus e-mail: aismf@ivcmf.by tel: +375172003987 Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the addressbelow: Mizhigurskya Darya Project Implementation Unit UE "Data Computing Center of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Belarus" 220004 Minsk, Kalvariyskaya Str, 17 Republic of Belarus e-mail: aismf@ivcmf.by tel: +375172003987 (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by June 22, 2015.

Puhovichi Solid Waste Project -Supplementary Technical Study

 | Published May 1, 2015  -  Deadline May 21, 2015
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Background:

The European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (the “EBRD” or the “Bank”) is considering a sovereign loan to finance a solid waste management project for the Puhovichy and Cherven districts in Belarus (the “Project”). The main components of the Project include: (i) the construction of an EU compliant regional sanitary landfill, (ii) a sorting facility, (iii) a composting facility, and (iv) vehicles and equipment for improvement of the waste collection system.

The solid waste management in the Puhovichy and Cherven districts are managed by the Puhovichy Housing and Communal Service Company (“HCSC”) and Cherven HCSC respectively, serving a total population of 110,000 people. Puhovichy HCSC is the bigger company of the two and in addition to waste management services, it also operates services such as central heating, technical services for housing and other public utilities. Cherven HCSC has a similar profile and is responsible for managing solid waste, as well as providing hot water, central heating and technical services for households.

A feasibility study on the construction of a municipal solid waste landfill and a transfer station in order to increase the effectiveness of waste management in the Puhovichy district was carried out in 2013-2014. The study recommended to establish a regional waste management system, including a landfill disposal and transfer station for the districts of Puhovichy and Cherven. Another key recommendation from the study was to establish a new common landfill at the old sand quarry near the Municipality of Rovchak for the safe disposal of municipal solid waste from the above districts and rural communities.

Since the completion of the feasibility study, the EBRD has had discussions with the Ministry for Housing and Communal Services about the proposal of including additional regions and districts in the original catchment area. The total population to be covered by the Project would increase from the original 110,000 people to be serviced to 230,000 people by 2030 by the development of a new satellite town near Rudensk. Following detailed discussions and site visits to potential locations for the new landfill site to cater for the extended region , the Bank is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified consultant (the “Consultant”) to carry out an additional study to clarify a number of technical and cost aspects related to the extension of the project, in accordance with the requirements as set out below (the “Assignment”).

The Consultant shall assist the Bank to carry out a technical review including without limitation an investment plan for the planned extension of the Project area.

Specifically, the Consultant shall provide services as follows:
• Assess current waste management system conditions, identify existing equipment, infrastructure, company structures, companies set-up, local institutional set-up, existing collection contract regimes (if any), private sector involvement, assets ownership; provide a detailed analysis on current number of customers, collection methods, solid waste disposal, billing, collection of payment; update a forecast model on waste quantities, composition, distribution; and assess future logistics requirements.
• Prepare an update estimate of the forecast of waste quantities
• Develop a detailed technical and environmental comparison between the two alternatives, including groundwater analysis and site investigations
• Verify the sanitary protection zone (“SPZ”) distances
• Review of transportation routes and pedestrian/road safety arrangements
• Assess the requirement of Transfer Station with enlarged project area and any additional land acquisition this may involve;
• Assess the closure of the existing landfills in Puhovichy and Cherven districts;
• Assess waste pickers
• Confirm project cost estimations.
Once the preferred site is identified, confirmed and approved by the Client and the Bank, the Consultant should complete:
• Assess the technical consequences for the proposed landfill and prepare a revised plan for the stepwise extension of the landfill and an estimate of the total active landfill lifetime.
• Estimate additional investments
• Assess the possibility of landfill gas extraction and energy production based on the expanded catchment area.
• Identify any institutional restrictions and prepare solutions
• Update the existing financial model and Economic Rate of Return calculation.
• Carry out a greenhouse gas (“GHG”) assessment of the project,
• Prepare a summary table for the Bank including project benefits expected in line with Bank monitoring indicators;
• Based on the findings from the above, recommend actions to be taken by the Bank.
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 June 2015 and has an estimated overall duration of three months.

Maximum Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 200,000 (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: Czech Republic ODA TC Fund.
Eligibility: Participation is restricted to firms registered in the Czech Republic and experts being either Czech nationals or permanent employees of the firm registered in 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 experience related to solid waste management projects, including without limitation experience in developing waste management projects, waste management practices, the financial and technical issues of the sector, investment and operating costs and practices, and the relevant Regional and European Union environmental laws and standards.
Subject to the above referenced eligibility criteria, it is essential that the Consultant’s team has local experts who can demonstrate experience in the areas of the Assignment.

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

• International Team Leader/Landfill Expert;
• International Environmental / Social Experts;
• International Solid Waste Management Expert;
Financial and cost expert;
• National Institutional Expert;
• Local hydrogeology experts; and
• Local support experts
All experts should be fluent in English. The Consultant’s team should contain experts who are fluent in Russian.

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.

Failure to provide the duly completed and signed Consultant Declaration may result in the applicant being disqualified from the selection process.

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

The complete expression of interest (including CVs, Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet) shall be submitted, in English, electronically through e-Selection (NOT to the EBRD’s contact person below), to reach the Bank not later than the above referenced 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.

EBRD Contact Person:

Olesya Kerridge
Advisor
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 evaluation criteria are as follows:

a) Firm’s experience related to solid waste management projects, including without limitation experience in developing waste management projects, waste management practices, the financial and technical issues of the sector, investment and operating costs and practices, and the relevant Regional and European Union environmental laws and standards - 35%

b) Firm’s experience in former CIS countries, preferably Belarus - 15%

c) CVs of key experts - 50%

Consultancy Services of International engineer on assistance for development of technical specifications and technical advice for procurement of equipment for sapropel processing

UNDP Belarus - BELARUS | Published October 11, 2016  -  Deadline November 1, 2016
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Attention! The deadline for submission of proposals is prolonged till November 01, 2016.Country: BelarusDescription of the assignment: International engineer on assistance for development of technical specifications and technical advice for procurement of equipment for sapropel processingProject name: Supporting the Transition to a Green Economy in the Republic of Belarus funded by the European Union and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme, No. 00081657Period of services (if applicable): From 20 November 2016 – 30 November 2017 (35 working days, including 1 travel to the Republic of Belarus with 4 days of duration) Proposals for tender ref.num 987/2016 should be submitted to e-mail tenders.by@undp.org no later than 18.00 “01” November 2016 (Minsk time) or by fax +375 17 326 03 40 or to the following address: UNDP Office, Kirau 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 987/2016 “International engineer on assistance for development of technical specifications and technical advice for procurement of equipment for sapropel processing” 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.Please find attached Terms of Reference, IC procurement notice, contract template and General Conditions for Services, form of Financial Proposal and Letter of Intent.