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Technical assistance with the implementation of the “Municipal Energy Efficiency Investment Support Facility”

UNDP Country Office - KAZAKHSTAN | Published August 21, 2017  -  Deadline September 22, 2017
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Background:The UNDP-GEF Project supports the identification, design, and implementation of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in the urban sector. NAMAs, consisting of investments in infrastructure supported by capacity building, awareness raising and technical assistance, will contribute to achieving the country’s GHG emission reduction voluntary target while improving urban services and the quality of life of citizens in Kazakhstan towns and cities. The UNDP-GEF Project is the first effort in Kazakhstan to adopt a comprehensive approach to reduce GHG emissions in cities. More information about the project can be found at http://sustainable.eep.kz.Project’s Component 3 is aimed at facilitating private investment in priority urban mitigation actions via a dedicated Investment Support Facility. The Facility is being currently set-up in partnership with the \"Damu\" Entrepreneurship Development Fund\" of Kazakhstan (https://www.damu.kz). “Damu” Fund will serve as the Facility’s Financing Partner and will administer the provision of investment support to eligible applicants in line with procedures established for implementation of DAMU’s SME Support Programme and its partner local financial institutions (LFIs). The Facility will be implemented in stages, starting with pilot phase, “Municipal Energy Efficiency Investment Support Facility” (to be launched in 2017) which will focus on investment in municipal energy efficiency projects. The eligibility criteria and structure of the Facility’s pilot phase have been designed to maximise the cost-effective GHG emission reduction potential, open up new markets and to ensure that scarce grant resources are allocated in a more efficient and effective way. During the pilot phase, the role of Technical Partner will be undertaken by the selected Technical Consultant (consortium of international and national organizations).!!!For more details, please see the Terms of References (Annex 4 to the Request for Proposals).Objective:The general objective of this assignment is to assist with the launch and implementation of the pilot phase of the Municipal Energy Efficiency Investment Support Facility being established under the joint UNDP-GEF and the Government of Kazakhstan Project “Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions for Low-carbon Urban Development”.Scope of work:Operational manual for technical appraisal and verification of the sub-projectsTraining and capacity building for facility’s financial partner and LFIsSub-project appraisal and capacity building of the facility’s technical partner!!!For more details please see the Terms of Reference (Annex 4 to the Request for Proposals).Qualification requirements:Qualification criteria to the international Technical Consultant (international legal entity):Must have legal capacity to enter into economic agreements, be solvent, not subject to liquidation, its property is not seized, and its business activities are not suspended constrainedly by laws,Must have at least 10 years of proven experience in the area of energy efficiency project development, appraisal, implementation\\monitoring, in particular in municipal sector;Must have prior experience in former USSR countries;Must have prior experience with implementing and\\or supporting implementation of projects involving blended finance facilities in partnership with financial organizations;Expertise with development of operational manuals\\guidelines\\directories for technical appraisal and verification;Expertise with arrangement and conducting the trainings on technical implementation of any projects\\initiatives for target groups;Experience with international organizations;Qualification criteria to the local Technical Consultant (must be a local legal entity in Kazakhstan):Must have legal capacity to enter into economic agreements, be solvent, not subject to liquidation, its property is not seized, and its business activities are not suspended by Kazakhstan laws,Have operational base to provide the International Technical Consultant with required administrative and technical support by performing this assignment; At least 5 years of proven experience with energy expertise,implementation\\involvement in energy efficiency projects in Kazakhstan (including technical and economic appraisal);Proven analytical and consulting expertise with energy analysis and energy audit,Experience in arrangement and conducting the trainings on energy saving andefficiency issues!!!For more details please see the Terms of Reference (Annex 4 to the Request for Proposals).Responsibility:Agrees the actions with the Project Expert on low-carbon financing of the UNDP-GEF Projects on Energy Efficiency and reports to Projects Manager of UNDP/GEF Projects on Energy Efficiency,Ensures timely and quality execution of the Terms of Reference and Contract terms. Selection Process:The selection of the Company will follow an open competitive process in line with UNDP procurement standards. The successful company would be required to enter into a standard UNDP Contract for professional services. The contract will be awarded according to the cumulative analysis scheme: proposal with the overall highest score after adding the score of the technical proposal and the financial proposal will be chosen.Proposals should be submitted in sealed envelope at 14 A.Mambetov str., Astana, 010000, Kazakhstan addressed to Nurgul Murzagaliyeva, Procurement Associate, not later than 17:00 hours 22 September 2017.For any questions on this tender please contact Mrs. Ainur Amirkhanova, Project Procurement Specialist, +7 (7172) 696-550, email: ainur.amirkhanova@undp.org.Proposals should be duly signed and stamped. Late quotations will be disqualified automatically.

Taraz Water

 | Published October 6, 2016  -  Deadline October 6, 2017
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SCE Taraz Su (the "Client"), a municipal water distribution and wastewater treatment utility, has received a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the Bank) to improve water infrastructure in the city of Taraz.

The proposed project, which has a total estimated investment cost of KZT 2.1 billion (EUR 5.6 million equivalent), will require the procurement of the following goods and works and services:

  • Modernisation of pumping station
  • Water intakes reconstruction
  • SCADA
  • Buildings and zonal water flow metering
  • Water supply network rehabilitation
  • Specialized machinery and equipment
  • Chemical laboratory
  • Development plan for efficient network
  • Corporate Development

 

Tendering for the above contracts is expected to start in the fourth quarter of 2016.

The contracts to be financed with the proceeds of a loan from the Bank and an investment grant from the government of Kazakhstan and will be subject to the Bank's Procurement Policies and Rules and will be open to firms from any country. The proceeds of the Bank's loan 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 or under a law of official regulation of the Purchaser's country.

 

Interested suppliers, contractors and consultants should contact:

 

Mrs Gulmira Mukhatova
Chief Economist SCE Taraz Su
+7 (726) 245 9244
+7 (707) 428 4423
gulmira19_78@mail.ru

 

 

 

 

Taraz Water Project

 | Published October 6, 2017  -  Deadline October 6, 2018
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GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE

This GPN updates the previous version published on the Bank's website on 6 October 2016.

SCE Taraz Su (the "Client"), a municipal water distribution and wastewater treatment utility, has received a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the Bank) to improve water infrastructure in the city of Taraz.

The proposed project, which has a total estimated investment cost of KZT 2.4 billion (EUR 6 million equivalent), will require the procurement of the following goods and works and services:

  • Modernisation of pumping stations
  • Reconstruction of water intakes
  • SCADA
  • Buildings and zonal water flow metering: replacement of water meters for legal entities
  • Specialized machinery and equipment

Tendering for the above contracts has started in the fourth quarter of 2017.

  • Buildings and zonal water flow metering: supply of process water flow meters

Tendering for the above contract is expected to start in the second quarter of 2018.The contracts to be financed with the proceeds of a loan from the Bank and an investment grant from the Government of Kazakhstan and will be subject to the Bank's Procurement Policies and Rules and will be open to firms from any country. The proceeds of the Bank's loan 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 or under a law of official regulation of the Purchaser's country.

Interested suppliers, contractors and consultants should contact:

State Communal Enterprise Taraz Su
Mr. Rakhymzhan Nigmedzhanov
Address: 136 Kazybek Bi Street
Taraz City, 080012, Jambyl Oblast, Kazakhstan
Phone/fax: +7(7262) 45 35 37

E-mail: tarazsu_ebrd@mail.ru

Petropavlovsk Water Project - Feasibility Study

 | Published March 9, 2015  -  Deadline March 23, 2015
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Assignment Description:

The Limited Liabilities Partnership “Kyzylzhar Su” (the “Company”) supported by the Akimat of the Northern Kazakhstan Oblast (the “Oblast Akimat”) approached the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “EBRD” or the “Bank”) with a request to finance the priority investments in the rehabilitation and modernisation of its water supply and wastewater management facilities resulting in enhanced operations efficiency, reduction in losses and improvements in environmental standards. The Company, a water distribution and wastewater treatment company, is 100 per cent owned by the Oblast Akimat.

The Company is the only entity providing potable water supply services to around 205,000 inhabitants, commercial and public sector customers in the city of Petropavlovsk (“Petropavlovsk” or the “City”), which is the capital of the Northern Kazakhstan Oblast.

The Project’s priority investment cost is estimated at up to KZT 2-4 billion (EUR 10-19 million). The final amount of capex will be finalised as a result of the Feasibility Study findings of the Project and the amount of grant from the Government of Kazakhstan, however the preliminary assessment of the Project suggests the following investment components to be part of the Priority Investment Programme (“PIP”): i) reconstruction and modernisation of the water pumping stations via introduction of energy efficient pumping equipment and automated systems for water pressure regulation, ii) reconstruction and modernisation of the filter station and water disinfection system along with replacement of the related water pipes and equipment, iii) development and introduction of hydraulic management system, iv) implementation of metering programme, including individual and bulk meters, (v) refinancing of the existing Company loan in the amount of circa KZT 250 million (EUR 1 million).

The overall objective of the assignment is to prepare a feasibility study for the Company and the City, which the Bank can use to appraise the Project and take a decision on the prospective financing. The feasibility study shall be in line with international requirements for such studies.

On this basis, the Bank is looking to engage a suitably qualified consultant (the “Consultant”) to prepare a feasibility study, which shall include inter alia: a) identification and a detailed assessment of the PIP on the rehabilitation and modernisation of water and wastewater systems in the City, that will cover the period of 13 years, (i.e. the financing period) and evaluate its benefits, including assessing its environmental and social feasibility; b) detailed financial analysis of the Company, as well as; c) preparation of overall procurement and project implementation plans.

Specifically, the Consultant’s tasks under the assignment shall include, inter alia:

Task 1: Baseline study. This task will involve the review of the present management practices of the Company and status of the water and wastewater services in the City to identify and assess any risks that are associated with the Company and their existing operations. This review shall allow the Bank to better understand the present situation in institutional, legal and financial, as well as technical and environmental and social terms. The Study shall also identify respective needs and concerns of different disadvantaged groups and/or those with less voice, such as women, to be addressed in the design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of the project).

Task 2: Technical assessment of the water supply services and water supply system, water treatment, wastewater services and wastewater system, wastewater treatment, sludge management and disposal.

Task 3: Long-term investment strategy. The Consultant will be expected to outline a longer-term investment strategy, which would lead to least cost improvement of water and wastewater services within existing financial constraints, taking into account the anticipated impacts of climate change.
Task 4: Priority investment programme (PIP). The Consultant will outline strategic long-term investment programme identified above and other information available, and present, justify and develop in more technical detail the PIP for the period of 3 years, i.e. the period of 2016-2018).

Task 5: Financial analysis. The Consultant will conduct its ownfinancial analysis to obtain new data or verify the existing data, whenever necessary. This should focus on the recent trends in revenue growth, profitability, working capital, financing and investing activities.
Task 6: Environmental and social assessment . The Consultant will conduct Environmental and Social Assessment and Environmental and Social Audit; develop Environmental and Social Action Plan (ESAP) and Stakeholder Engagement Plan (SEP); prepare Non-Technical Summary (NTS).

Assignment Start Date and Duration: The assignment is expected to start in the second quarter of 2015 and last for 10 weeks.

Maximum Budget available for the Assignment: EUR 295,000; 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 EBRD’s client will have to pay indirect taxes/VAT element to the services directly to the Consultant unless otherwise agreed.

Funding Source: EU Investment Facility for Central Asia (IFCA).

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will provide a team of appropriately qualified experts, as required, for each of the different tasks outlined above. It is expected that the Assignment will be led by a qualified team leader/water engineer, accompanied by both key and supporting experts and consist at least of the following expatriate and local experts:
• Project Manager/Team Leader with a university degree or equivalent qualification with approximately 15 years professional experience in the field of water supply and wastewater management, with comprehensive experience of similar assignments in Eastern Europe or the CIS, as well as in institutional and commercial management of water/wastewater Company. He/she should demonstrate management and administration experience, including experience with procedures of international financing agencies (preferably EBRD procedures). The large number of different tasks and the complexity of administrational procedures require a permanent presence of the Project Manager in the Country during the project period of intensive work on preparation of the Feasibility Study;
• Financial specialists with knowledge of the public financing and modelling;
• Technical specialists and water and wastewater engineers;
• Environmental and Social experts with experience in ESIAs and E&S due diligence, health & safety, stakeholder engagement, public consultation and disclosure in the local context, gender and inclusion expertise, and/or resettlement expertise, in water/wastewater sector with experience of similar assignments and with recent track record in the region (3 years of work on similar assignments);
• Climate Change Expert with extensive experience in evaluation in climate change;
• Institutional expert with experience of similar assignments;
• Legal expert with relevant experience in the areas of natural monopolies regulation and knowledge of Kazakhstan tariff legislation;
• Local experts with good communication skills and evidence technical knowledge of water supply and wastewater.

The Consultant should integrate local professional skills/cooperate with local consulting companies, in order to provide national experience. The Consultant shall engage Russian speaking staff on their team or arrange for translation/interpreting when necessary. All experts must be independent and free from conflicts of interest in the responsibilities accorded to them.


Submission Requirements: Interested firms are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest.
In order to determine the capability and experience of consulting firms seeking to be shortlisted, the information submitted should include the following:
(a) brief overview of the firm/group of firms including company profile, organisation and staffing;
(b) details of similar experience of firm or group of firms and related assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contract value, contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, percentage carried out by consultant in case of association of firms or subcontracting, main activities, objectives;
(c) CVs of key experts who could carry out the assignment detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments, particularly assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, main activities, objectives.
(d) Completed Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet, the template for which is available from the following web-link:
http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet.doc
The expression of interest shall not exceed 25 pages (excluding CVs and contact sheet).

Expressions of Interest shall be submitted, in English, electronically through e-Selection, to reach the Bank not later than 23 March 2015 at 17:00 hrs. (London time). Do not send expressions of interest to the EBRD's contact person.


EBRD Contact Person:
Marina Matushina
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
United Kingdom
Tel: + 44 20 7338 6577
E-mail: MatushiM@ebrd.com

Important Notes:
1. Selection and contracting will normally be made from responses to this notification. The consultant will be selected from a shortlist, subject to availability of funding
2. The evaluation criteria are as follows:

  • Firm’s project experience in preparing Feasibility Studies for IFIs in the water and wastewater sector in previous 5 years – 25.0
  • Firm’s relevant project experience in Kazakhstan, and/or CIS countries – 20.0
  • Project Manager/Team Leader with relevant professional experience – 25.0
  • Experience and expertise of the key experts as detailed in the Consultant Profile – 20.0
  • Association with local firms and/or local experts – 10.0

Oskemen (Ust-Kamenogorsk) Water Project - Feasibility Study

 | Published July 25, 2015  -  Deadline August 7, 2015
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3 August 2015: This notice has been amended. Please see revised weightings of the shortlisting criteria.

The regional authorities, the Akimat of the Eastern Kazakhstan Oblast (the "Oblast Akimat"), have approached the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the "Bank" or "EBRD") with a request technical assistance to assess the possibility of financing the priority investment programme (the "PIP") for the modernisation and upgrade of the water supply and wastewater infrastructure in the City of Ust-Kamenogorsk (the "Project").

The PIP is estimated at around KZT 3.3 billion (USD 16.2 million) and the preliminary assessment suggests the following investment components to be part of the PIP: (i) modernisation of the wastewater pumping stations; (ii) modernisation of the water intake facilities, (iii) partial rehabilitation of the water and wastewater networks, and (iv) procurement and installation of individual and bulk water meters and associated equipment.

The Bank now intends to engage a consulting company (the "Consultant") to prepare a feasibility study ("FS") to appraise the Project and take a decision on the prospective financing (the "Assignment").

The FS will be shared with the State Communal Enterprise "Oskemen Vodokanal" (the "Company"), the Oblast Akimat and the City Akimats (all together the "Partners").

The expected outcome of the Assignment is for the final FS to be submitted by the Consultant to the Bank, and that the Consultant provides sufficient information for the Bank and the Partners to decide on the project feasibility and structure.

The FS shall comprise, inter alia, the following:

1) technical and financial feasibility assessment of the proposed investments including whether it is the most effective least cost investment programme;

2) financial analysis of the Company and preparation of financial projections. The projections shall be fully consistent with the proposed PIP, strategic development plan and be based on prudent assumptions on the Company’s revenues and expenditures. The Consultant will prepare the financial forecasts for the Company and the Project financial model (using Microsoft Excel) that will cover a period of 5 years (from 2015 to 2020);

3) determination of an efficient implementation strategy for the PIP;

4) calculation of the Bank’s standard measuring indicators and SRI impact indicators;

5) once the Project/PIP has been confirmed, screen the Project against the EBRD’s "Environmental and Social Policy" ("ESP") and associated "Performance Requirements" to propose, and agree with the EBRD, the project category (A or B) and confirm the environmental and social due diligence required.

Note: If the Project is categorised as B (once agreed with the EBRD), carry out the Environmental and Social Assessment (E&S Due Diligence – ESDD) of the proposed project to identify its environmental and social risks, impacts and benefits and to structure the Project to comply with the Bank’s Environmental and Social Policy (“ESP”) and Procurement Policies and Rules. If the Project is categorised as A, this terms of reference will be revised by the EBRD.

To the extent possible, the FS should:

- take into account the potential impacts of climate change on the project in order to build in resilience to climate change related risks;
- assess the resource efficiency opportunities (including energy and water efficiency and waste minimisation potential and the impact on greenhouse gas emissions) on the Project.

In order to meet the requirements above the Consultant shall undertake the following tasks:

Task 1. Baseline study;
Task 2. Technical assessment;
Task 3. Long-term investment strategy;
Task 4. Priority Investment Programme;
Task 5. Financial and economic analysis;
Task 6. Resource efficiency assessment; and
Task 7. Environmental and social assessment.

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

Assignment Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in Q4 2015 and has an estimated overall duration of 4 months.

Maximum Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 251,000 (exclusive of VAT).

The Consultant must determine whether any VAT would be chargeable on the services and the basis for that determination, without taking into consideration the special status of the Bank as an international financial institution (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 (eg VAT on airline ticket) which is not otherwise recoverable by the consultant from the local tax authority, the gross cost to the consultant of such expenses shall be treated as a reimbursable expense.

Funding Source: It is anticipated that the contract will be financed through the EBRD's donor funded Technical Cooperation Funds Programme.

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions; however, consultant selection and contracting will be subject to availability of funding from an appropriate donor.

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

1. Delivery of feasibility studies of a comparable nature, scale and complexity to that required for the Assignment;
2. International water/wastewater sector experience, preferably in relation to institutional frameworks, environmental and social requirements; local financial management standards and international technical standards.

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

Key Expert No 1 - Project Manager/ Team Leader with
• a university degree or equivalent qualification,
• preferably 15 years or more of previous professional experience in the field of water supply and wastewater management,
• previous professional experience in the conduct and project management of comparable assignments in countries with comparable water industry conditions to Kazakhstan,
• previous professional experience in institutional and commercial management of a water/wastewater Company,
• preferably previous professional experience with the procedures and rules on public procurement and disbursement policies of international financing agencies such as the EBRD, WorldBank, European Investment Bank etc.

Key Expert No 2 - Financial specialist(s) with knowledge of public financing and modelling, and preferably 5 years or more of previous professional experience in a comparable role to the one proposed for this Assignment.

Key Expert No 3 - Technical specialists and water and wastewater engineers with preferably 5 years or more of previous professional experience in a comparable role to the one proposed for this Assignment.

Key Expert No 4 - Environmental and Social experts with
• preferably 5 years or more of previous professional experience in environmental and social impact assessments and environmental and social due diligence, health and safety, stakeholder engagement, public consultation and disclosure in the local context, gender and inclusion expertise, and/or resettlement expertise,
• preferably previous professional experience in the water/wastewater sector and in in countries with comparable conditions to Kazakhstan.

Key Expert No 5 - Climate change expert with experience in evaluation in climate change and with preferably 5 years or more of previous professional experience in a comparable role to the one proposed for this Assignment.

Key Expert No 6 - Institutional expert with preferably 5 years or more of previous professional experience in a comparable role to the one proposed for this Assignment.

Key Expert No 7 - Resource efficiency expert with experience in water and waste water treatment and with preferably 5 years or more of previous professional experience in a comparable role to the one proposed for this Assignment.

Non-key experts are expected to include local experts with good communication skills and evidenced technical knowledge of water supply and wastewater. The Consultant shall engage Russian and, if necessary, Kazakh language speaking staff on their team or arrange for translation/interpreting when necessary.
All Key and Non-key experts must be independent and free from conflicts of interest in the responsibilities accorded to them.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The complete expression of interest (including CVs, Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet) should be submitted, in English electronically through e-Selection, to reach the Bank not later than the closing date. The expression of interest should preferably be in one file (no more than 4MB is the permssable size).

Bank Contact Person:
Paula Alegria
Technical Co-operation
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: + 44 20 7338 7589
e-mail: AlegriaP@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:

a) Firm’s previous project experience in the delivery of feasibility studies of a comparable nature, scale and complexity to that required for the Assignment - 10%
b) Firm’s previous project experience in the international water/wastewater sector, preferably regarding institutional frameworks, environmental and social requirements; local financial management standards and international technical standards – 40%
c) CVs of the Key Experts proposed – 50%

Vostochniy Project - Feasibility Study

 | Published March 10, 2016  -  Deadline April 7, 2016
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Project Description:
The Government of Kazakhstan (the 'GOK') is aiming to expand the existing gas distribution networks to improve the living conditions of the population and incentivise business development in the country.

The Oblast Akimat has been tasked by the GOK to implement a gasification programme in the municipalities of the Almaty Oblast (the 'Oblast') to ensure reliable gas supply for the households throughout the most populated region of Kazakhstan. To implement the municipal gasification programme and consequently operate its gas distribution network, the Oblast established TOO 'Zhetysu-OblGas' (the 'Company' or the 'ZG') in 2013.

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the 'EBRD' or the 'Bank') is considering providing a senior loan to the Company to co-finance an investment programme including: (i) high pressure networks and submain networks to be financed from the budget of the Almaty Oblast; and (ii) submain low pressure networks to be financed from the proceeds of the proposed EBRD loan (together, the 'Project').

Assignment Description:
The Bank now intends to engage a consulting company (the 'Consultant') to prepare a comprehensive feasibility study to assess the feasibility and bankability of the Project and evaluate its risks and benefits, including assessing its environmental and social feasibility as well as an assessment of the implementation capacity of the Company together with recommendations for the development for optimisation of the Company's organisational structure and operational performance during the implementation period of the Project (the 'Assignment').

The expected outcome of the Assignment is the submission of a feasibility study by the Consultant to the Bank, the Company and the Oblast, which the Bank can use to appraise the Project and take a decision on the prospective financing. The feasibility study shall be line with international requirements for such studies and will be shared with Kazakhstan's Committee for Regulation of Natural Monopolies.

The contracting entity shall be the Bank.

Specific objectives of the assignment include, inter alia:

a) Assess the context in which the EBRDs investment would reside, linking this to the bankability of the potential investment;
b) Identify potential for energy efficiency resultant from the existing Priority Investment Programme of the Company for the district heating, power generation, hot water supply and other usage of gas fuel in comparison to the baseline;
c) Verify the Priority Investment Programme aimed for the implementation over the next 3 years, assuming a total funding of up to KZT 4.7 billion (ca EUR 25.4 million) to the Company, to improve district heating services in the City of Taldykorgan, the Oblast capital, and operating efficiency of the Company;.
d) Assess economic and financial viability of converting the existing combined heat and power plant from coal to natural gas, including estimates of CapEx needed for such conversion and payback period;
e) Conduct a demand survey to verify the population and households' willingness to get connected to the natural gas supply, and ability to pay taking into account the connection fee and monthly tariff;
f) Assess institutional and legal issues associated with the PIP;
g) Review and confirm the technical assumptions used in the financial model (to be prepared by the Bank) to confirm correctness of inputs and technical parameters.
h) Review and assess the tariff setting methodology for gas supply and affordability of the tariffs for end users.
i) Carry out an Environmental and Social Assessment (Environmental and Social Due Diligence) of the Project against the 2014 EBRD Environmental and Social Policy and associated performance requirements;
j) Prepare a procurement and implementation strategy including detailed procurement plan for the contracting, financing and implementation of the investments; and
k) Prepare calculation of the Bank's standard measuring indicators and SRI impact indicators.

In order to meet the objectives above, the Consultant shall undertake the following tasks:

1. Baseline study;
2. Definition of the Project;
3. Long-term investment strategy;
4. Priority investment programme (PIP);
5. Potential for carbon trade; and
6. Environmental and social assessment.

Additional information on the scope of services required is available from the attached Terms of Reference ('ToR'): http://www.ebrd.com/documents/procurement/vostochniy-feasibility-study-tor.pdf

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 Q2 2016 and has an estimated overall duration of 3 months.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment:
EUR 200,000 (exclusive of VAT). The Consultant must determine whether any VAT would be chargeable on the services and the basis for that determination, without taking into consideration the special status of the Bank as an IFI and state this to the Bank in their response to the Invitation for Expressions of Interest. To the extent that a Consultant incurs input VAT on goods and services purchased in connection with the provision of services (e.g. VAT on airline ticket) which is not otherwise recoverable by the consultant from the local tax authority, the gross cost to the consultant of such expenses shall be treated as a reimbursable expense.

Funding Source:
It is expected that the Assignment will be funded by EBRD's donor funded programme. Please note selection and contracting will be subject to the availability of funding.

Eligibility:
There are no eligibility restrictions.

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

1. (preferably for 10 years or more) developing feasibility studies for International Financial Institutions (IFIs) and a good knowledge of IFI procedures and rules on public procurement and disbursement policies;

2. the international natural gas supply and distribution sector, preferably for 10 years or more, specifically institutional and legal framework aspects, environmental and social requirements; local financial management standards, professional standards of technical knowledge internationally as well as in the region.

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

a) Key Expert No 1 - Team Leader with preferably 15 years or more of previous professional experience in in the field of natural gas pipeline construction and exploitation, with comprehensive experience of similar assignments in Kazakhstan and or other CIS countries, as well as in institutional and commercial management of gas distribution companies.

b) Key Expert No 2 - Project economist relevant experience in gasification/district heating sectors.

c) Key Experts No 3 - Engineer(s) / technical specialist(s) in gas supply and distribution, district heating, and co-generation plants.

d) Key Experts No 4 - Environmental and social specialist(s) with specific expertise in district heating projects. These experts must have a good knowledge and understanding of the EBRD environmental requirements, demonstrated experience of previous work with IFIs and with utilities in the Republic of Kazakhstan (or similar countries).

e) Key Experts No 5 - Institutional expert with experience of similar assignments.

f) Key Experts No 6 - Legal expert with relevant experience in the areas of natural monopolies regulation and knowledge of the Republic of Kazakhstan's tariff legislation.

g) Key Experts No 7 - Pool of Additional Experts consisting of local experts with good communication skills and evidenced technical knowledge of the district heating sector planning, design, implementation and operations.

All Key Experts shall be fluent in written and spoken English. It is essential that the Consultant's team contains some experts 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. Brief proposal for assignment implementation, including understanding of the objectives, the proposed approach and methodology to a successful delivery of the Assignment, reporting format and structure, a work plan with milestones, and a Team Input summary indicating the number of working days allocated to the Assignment by each Key Expert.

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

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

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

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

Bank Contact Person:
Paula Alegria
Principal, Deputy Head TC Operations
Technical Co-operation
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
e-mail: AlegriaP@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 financial proposal as part of the expression of interest. 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:

a) Firm's previous project experience (preferably for 10 years or more) in developing feasibility studies for IFIs and a good knowledge of IFI procedures and rules on public procurement and disbursement policies [10%]
b) Firm's previous international project experience (preferably for 10 years or more) in the international natural gas supply and distribution sector specifically institutional and legal framework aspects, environmental and social requirements; local financial management standards, professional standards of technical knowledge internationally as well as in the region [10%]
c) CVs of the Key Experts proposed [50%]
d) Quality of the Consultant's proposal for assignment implementation in accordance with the ToR [30%]

Kazakhstan: Kostanay Water Project - Feasibility Study

 | Published May 22, 2015  -  Deadline June 22, 2015
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CLARIFICATION:
Please note that the description of key experts under Consultant Profile has been updated as follows:
Resource Efficiency Expert, experienced in introduction of modern energy efficient technologies and effective management technics in water and waste water treatment.

Assignment Description:
The Akimat of Kostanay Oblast (the "Oblast Akimat") has approached the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the "Bank" or "EBRD") with a request to assess the possibility of financing the modernisation and upgrade of the water supply and wastewater infrastructure in the City of Kostanay (pop. 220,000) (the "Project").

The State Communal Enterprise "Kostanay Su" (the "Company") is a potable water supply, distribution and wastewater treatment company 100 per cent owned by the state, the Akimat of the city of Kostanay (the "City Akimat") in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The Company was established in 1957 and since then was reorganised several times, last time in 1999. Currently, the Company maintains 505.32 km of the water supply pipeline and 369.14 km of the sewage network. The overall Company’s depreciation ratio is about 70 per cent causing a high level of technical losses. Currently, the water supply metering coverage is 88.8 per cent.

The Project’s priority investment programme (the "PIP") is estimated at around KZT 3.4 billion (EUR 13.9 million) where the Bank is planning to provide a senior loan of up to KZT 2 billion (EUR 8.4 million). The City and the Oblast Akimats, supported by the Government of Kazakhstan ("GoK"), are expected to co-finance the Project with the capital grant of around KZT 1 billion (EUR 4.2 million). The final amount of the PIP will be finalised as a result of the Project’s feasibility study findings, however the preliminary assessment suggests the following investment components to be part of the PIP: (i) modernisation of the wastewater pumping stations; (ii) modernisation of the water intake facilities, (iii) partial rehabilitation of the water and wastewater networks, and (iv) procurement and installation of individual and bulk water meters and associated equipment.

The Bank wishes to engage a consultancy firm (the "Consultant") to prepare a comprehensive feasibility study (the "FS") to determine the PIP developed from a long-term investment strategy, and evaluate its benefits, including assessing its environmental and social feasibility (the "Assignment").

The overall objective of the Assignment is to prepare a Project Feasibility Study which the Bank can use to appraise the Project and take a decision on the prospective financing. The feasibility study shall be in line with international requirements for such studies.

Specifically, the Consultant’s tasks under the Assignment shall include, inter alia:

Task 1: Baseline study: this task involves the review of the present management practices of the Company and status of the water and wastewater services in the City to identify and assess any risks that are associated with the Company and their existing operations. This review shall allow the Bank to better understand the present situation in institutional, legal and financial, as well as technical and environmental and social terms. The Study shall also identify respective needs and concerns of different disadvantaged groups and/or those with less voice, such as women, to be addressed in the design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of the project.

Task 2: Technical assessment: this task includes technical assessment of the water supply services and water supply system, water treatment, wastewater services and wastewater system, wastewater treatment, sludge management and disposal.

Task 3: Long-term investment strategy: the objective of this task is to outline a long-term investment strategy which would lead to least cost improvement of water and wastewater services within existing financial constraints, taking into account the anticipated impacts of climate change.

Task 4: Priority investment programme (PIP): this task envisages to outline the strategic priority investment programme. The Consultant shall present, justify and develop in more technical detail the PIP for the period of 3 years, i.e. the period of 2016-2018.

Task 5: Financial analysis: this task envisages the Consultant to conduct its own financial analysis to obtain new data or verify the existing data, whenever necessary. This should focus on the recent trends in revenue growth, profitability, working capital, financing and investing activities.

Task 6: Environmental and social assessment: this task requires the Consultant to: conduct Environmental and Social Assessment and Environmental and Social Audit; develop Environmental and Social Action Plan (ESAP) and Stakeholder Engagement Plan (SEP); prepare Non-Technical Summary (NTS)

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 July 2015 and last for up to 16 weeks. 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.

Maximum Budget available for the Assignment: EUR 251,000; Exclusive of VAT.
The Consultant must determine whether any VAT would be chargeable on the services and the basis for that determination, without taking into consideration the special status of the Bank as an IFI and state this to the Bank in their response to the Invitation for Expressions of Interest. To the extent that a Consultant incurs input VAT on goods and services purchased in connection with the provision of services (e.g. VAT on airline ticket) which is not otherwise recoverable by the consultant from the local tax authority, the gross cost to the consultant of such expenses shall be treated as a reimbursable expense.

Funding Source: It is expected that the contract will be financed through the EBRD’s donor funded Technical Cooperation Funds Programme.

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms with previous project experience related to:
- Conducting feasibility studies, specifically institutional and legal framework aspects, environmental and social requirements; local financial management standards, professional standards of technical knowledge preferably in the water and wastewater sector.
- Conducting water and wastewater sector assignments in the region, preferably for International Finance Institutions (IFIs) or similar.

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 team leader/water engineer, accompanied by both key and supporting experts and consist of the following key experts:
• Project Manager/ Team Leader with a university degree or equivalent qualification preferably, not less than15 years professional experience in the field of water supply and wastewater management, with comprehensive experience of similar assignments in in Eastern Europe or the CIS, as well as in institutional and commercial management of water/wastewater companies. He/she should demonstrate management and administration experience, including experience with procedures of IFIs. The large number of different tasks and the complexity of administrational procedures require a permanent presence of the Project Manager in the Country during the project period of intensive work on preparation of the FS.
• Financial specialists with knowledge of the public financing and modelling.
• Technical specialists and water and wastewater engineers.
• Environmental and Social experts with experience in Environmental & Social Impact Assessments and Environmental & Social due diligence, health & safety, stakeholder engagement, public consultation and disclosure in the local context, gender and inclusion expertise, and/or resettlement expertise, in water/wastewater sector with experience of similar assignments and with recent track record in the region.
• Climate change expert with experience in evaluation in climate change.
• Institutional expert with experience of similar assignments.
Resource Efficiency Expert, experienced in introduction of modern energy efficient technologies and effective management technics in water and waste water treatment.
• Local experts with good communication skills and evidenced technical knowledge of water supply and wastewater.

The Consultant shall engage Russian speaking staff on their team or arrange for translation/interpreting when necessary.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The complete expression of interest (including CVs, Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet) should be submitted, in English, electronically through e-Selection, to reach the Bank not later than the closing date and time. 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:
Sarah Platt-Smyth
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
United Kingdom
Tel: + 44 20 7338 8518
E-mail: plattsms@ebrd.com (submissions should be sent through eSelection and NOT to this email address.

Important Notes:
1. Selection and contracting will normally be made from responses to this notification. The consultant will be selected from a shortlist, subject to availability of funding.
2. The evaluation criteria are as follows:
1. Firm demonstrates preferably 10 years experience in developing feasibility studies for IFIs and a good knowledge of IFI procedures and rules on public procurement and disbursement policies.– 10.0
2. Firm demonstrates deep knowledge of the water/wastewater sector, with international experience of not less than 10 years, specifically institutional and legal framework aspects, environmental and social requirements; local financial management standards, professional standards of technical knowledge internationally as well as in the region.– 30.0
3. CV’s of key experts.– 60.0

Astana Water Modernisation - Feasibility Study

 | Published July 16, 2015  -  Deadline August 6, 2015
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Project Description: The State Communal Enterprise "Astana Su Arnasy" (the "Company") supported by the Akimat of Astana (the "Akimat") approached the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development ("EBRD" or the "Bank") with a request to finance the priority investments in rehabilitation and modernisation of its water supply and wastewater management facilities resulting in enhanced operations efficiency, reduction in losses and improvements in environmental standards.

The Company is the only entity providing potable water supply services to the residents of the city of Astana (the "City"), around 850,000 inhabitants, including individual, commercial and public sector customers.

The Project's priority investment programme (the "PIP") is estimated at around KZT 6 billion (about EUR 30 million) and the final amount of the PIP will be finalised as a result of the Project Feasibility Study findings, however the preliminary assessment suggests the following investment components to be part of the PIP: (i) modernisation of the wastewater pumping stations; (ii) modernisation of the water intake facilities, (iii) partial rehabilitation of the water and wastewater networks, (iv) procurement and installation of individual and bulk water meters and associated equipment, (v) development and procurement of alternative sludge treatment and disposal, and (v) development and procurement of alternative sludge treatment and disposal.

Assignment Description: The Bank wishes to commission a suitably qualified consultant (the "Consultant") to prepare a comprehensive feasibility study ("FS") to determine the PIP developed from a long-term investment strategy, and evaluate its benefits, including assessing its environmental and social feasibility.

In order to meet the objectives of the FS, the Consultant shall undertake the following tasks:

- Baseline Study;
- Technical Assessment;
- Long term investment strategy;
- Priority Investment Programme;

- Financial analysis;
- Environmental and social assessment ("ESA").

Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in Q3 2015 and has an estimated overall duration of 16 weeks.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 270,000 (exclusive of VAT).
The Consultant must determine whether any VAT would be chargeable on the services and the basis for that determination, without taking into consideration the special status of the Bank as an IFI and state this to the Bank in their response to the Invitation for Expressions of Interest. To the extent that a Consultant incurs input VAT on goods and services purchased in connection with the provision of services (e.g. VAT on airline ticket) which is not otherwise recoverable by the consultant from the local tax authority, the gross cost to the consultant of such expenses shall be treated as a reimbursable expense.

Funding Source: It is anticipated that the contract will be financed through the EBRD's donor funded Technical Cooperation Funds Programme; the consultant's selection and contracting will be subject to availability of funding from an appropriate donor.

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The consultant will be a firm or consortium of firms with extensive experience in technical, financial, environmental, social and institutional due diligence of water projects and of working on similar assignments in the region and in working with International Financial Institutions (IFIs).

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

- Project Manager/Team Leader with a university degree or equivalent qualification with preferably15 years professional experience in the field of water supply and wastewater management, with comprehensive experience of similar assignments in EBRD region (CIS experience is a plus), as well as in institutional and commercial management of water/wastewater Company. He/she should demonstrate management and administration experience, including experience with procedures of international financing agencies (preferably EBRD procedures). The large number of different tasks and the complexity of administrational procedures require a permanent presence of the Project Manager in the Country during the project period of intensive work on preparation of the FS.
- Financial specialists with knowledge of the public financing and modelling.
- Technical specialists and water and wastewater engineers.
- Environmental and Social experts with experience in ESIAs and E&S due diligence, health & safety, stakeholder engagement, public consultation and disclosure in the local context, gender and inclusion expertise, and/or resettlement expertise, in water/wastewater sector with experience of similar assignments and with recent track record in the region.
- Institutional expert with experience of similar assignments.
- Resource efficiency expert with experience in water and waste water treatment.

- Legal expert with relevant experience in the areas of natural monopolies regulation and knowledge of Kazakhstan tariff legislation.
- Local experts with good communication skills and evidenced technical knowledge of water supply and wastewater.

The Consultant should integrate local professional skills/cooperate with local consulting companies, in order to provide national experience. The Consultant shall engage Russian/Kazakh speaking staff on their team or arrange for translation/interpreting when necessary. All experts must be independent and free from conflicts of interest in the responsibilities accorded to them.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The above information should not exceed 25 pages excluding CVs and the Consultant Declaraation / Contact Sheet.

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

Bank Contact Person:
Elena Kolodiy
Technical Co-operation
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: + 44 20 7338 6765
e-mail: kolodiyo@ebrd.com (submissions should be sent through eSelection and NOT to this email address)

Notes:

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

2. The shortlist selection criteria are:

- Consultant's experience in developing feasibility studies for IFIs and a good knowledge of IFI procedures and rules on public procurement and disbursement policies - 10%

- Consultant's experience in and knowledge of the water/wastewater sector, with international experience of preferably 10 years, specifically institutional and legal framework aspects, environmental and social requirements; local financial management standards, professional standards of technical knowledge internationally as well as in the region - 30%

- Qualifications and competence of the consultant's team as described in the Consultant Profile Section - 60%.

Terms of reference are available through the following link:

http://www.ebrd.com/documents/technical-cooporation/astana-water-fs-tor.pdf

KAZAKHSTAN ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROJECT - P130013

Electricity and Energy Efficiency Development InstituteJSC | Published August 13, 2016  -  Deadline August 31, 2016
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Energy Audit, Design Estimates Documentation (ded), Designer Supervision, Technical Monitoring And Evaluation And Commissioning Of Energy Efficiency Investment Subprojects (wko, Aktobe, Kostanay, Nko, Akmola, Karaganda, Almaty And Astana) (13 Subprojects) REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST Country: KAZAKHSTAN Project: KAZAKHSTAN ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROJECT TF GrantNo.014185 Project ID: 130013 Assignment Title: Consulting services on Energy audit, Design Estimates Documentation (DED), Designer Supervision, Technical Monitoring andEvaluation and Commissioning of Energy Efficiency Investment Subprojects (WKO, Aktobe, Kostanay, NKO, Akmola, Karaganda, Almaty andAstana) (13 subprojects) Reference No. KZEEP/CS/CQ ? 05 The Republic of Kazakhstan has received financing fromthe World Bank acting as Administrator of the Single Donor Trust Fundforthe Energy Efficiency and Youth Corps Programs (Trust Fund), towards the cost of the Energy Efficiency Project executed by the"Energy Efficiency Development Institute (Kazakhenergoexpertise)" JSC, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consultingservices. The consulting services ("the Services") include detailed energy audits of selected subprojects proposed for retrofit; development of design assignmentsand Act of deficiencies for the preparation ofdesign estimates documentation (DED); preparation of DED;  assistance to the Clientwith the preparation of bidding documents and evaluation of technical bids; performance designer's (author's) supervision accordingto relevant government regulations; and conduction of technical monitoring and evaluation (TME) for energy efficiency retrofits. Duration of theassignment: - Energy audit of buildings,development and submission of Design Estimates Documentation (DED) with positive conclusion of state expertise for the selectedprojects to be renovated: within 5, 5months maximum from the date of Contact signing; - Designer supervision: from the startof construction works up to commissioning. The "Electric Power and Energy Saving Development Institute (Kazakhenergoexpertiza)" JSC now inviteseligible consulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants shouldprovide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to provide the Services. The shortlistingcriteria are: - Experience of at least 4 years in performance of detailed energyaudits for public buildings and street lighting systems; preparation of DED for buildings and constructions; performance oftechnical examination of reliability and stability of buildings and constructions and performance of designer supervision ofconstruction works as well as experience of at least 5 years; -  Availability of a license for project activity of II category, and a license for survey work, accreditation onconduct of technical examination of reliability and stability of buildings and constructions. The attention of interested Consultants  is drawn to paragraphs 1.9 and 1.11 of the World Bank'sGuidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants underIBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers (January 2011, revised June 2014) ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth theWorld Bank's policy on conflict of interest and eligibility. Consultants may submit their EOI as an individual firm or inassociation in the form of a joint venture or a subconsultancy. All the members of the joint venture shall be jointly and severallyliable for the entire assignment. However, the experience ofsub-consultant will not be considered while short-listing. A  Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Selection Based on the Consultants' Qualifications (CQS) setout in the Consultant Guidelines. The best-qualified and experienced firm shall be selected and only this one selectedfirm shall beasked to submit a combined technical and financial proposal. Further information can be obtained at the address below duringoffice hours from 9.00 a.m. until 1800 p.m.(local time). Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form tothe address below (in person, or by mail,or by e-mail) by August 31,2016. "Electricity and Energy Efficiency Development Institute(Kazakhenergoexpertiza)" JSC Attn: Mr. Rassul Amerguzhin, Project Manager 11th Floor, "7 Continent" Business Centre, 40, Kenesary str. 010000 Astana, Kazakhstan Tel: +7 7172 72 9378, +7 7172 72 93 81 E-mail: srop@mail.ru, 1050@kazee.kz,7984392@mail.ru

Kazakhstan: Kostanay District Heating - Feasibility Study

 | Published May 22, 2015  -  Deadline June 22, 2015
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Project Description: The GKP "Kostanay Heat and Power Company" (the "Company") has requested the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development ("EBRD" or the "Bank") to provide technical assistance for supporting the rehabilitation and modernisation of the district heating (the "DH"), power generation and distribution utility in the city of Kostanay (the "City"). The Company is wholly owned by the Akimat of Kostanay City (the "City Akimat"). The EBRD aims at providing a senior loan to the Company (the "Project"). The Project envisages the modernisation of the City’s DH system through a Priority Investment Programme ("PIP") comprising of the following major components: (i) rehabilitation/modernisation of the City’s existing heat generation plants ("HOBs") and combined heat and power plant ("CHP") inclusive potential conversion to alternative fuels as waste energy, renewables, etc., if possible or construction of new plants; (ii) reconstruction of the DH transmission and distribution infrastructure, including networks and pumping stations; (iii) other energy efficiency measures, focusing on the increased energy efficiency, reduced losses, improved reliability of heat services, and improved environmental standards. The operational condition of the heating infrastructure in the City has been rapidly deteriorating as the result of chronical underinvestment. Depreciation of the assets operated by the Company accounts to 75% on average with certain assets being fully deteriorated. Around 3 per cent out of 233.5 km of the entire heating network operated by the Company is in need of urgent replacement, further investments in the networks are required in order to maintain secure and reliable operations and reduce heat losses, number of pipe breaks and emergency repairs. Efficiency of the CHP and boiler houses operated by the Company is poor and there are more than 50 accidental stoppages of boilers p.a. causing increased maintenance costs. Modernisation of the DH network, the CHP and boiler houses of the Company is required to improve efficiency, optimise operating costs and reduce CO2 emissions Assignment Description: The Bank wishes to engage a consulting firm (the "Consultant") to prepare a comprehensive Feasibility Study ("FS") to determine a PIP for rehabilitation and upgrade of the entire DH system inclusive CHP in the City, developed from a long-term investment strategy, and evaluate its benefits, including assessing its environmental and social feasibility as well as assessment of the implementation capacity of the Company and recommendations development for optimisation of the Company’s organisational structure and operational performance during the Project implementation period, as well as structuring and drafting of a new performance based Public Service Contract (the "PSC") to be signed between the City and the Company during the project implementation period (the “Assignment”) The Feasibility Study will form the basis for project appraisal and approval by EBRD and the local regulator, the Committee for Regulation of Natural Monopolies ("CREM"), with the purpose of approval of long-term tariffs for the Company. Specific Consultant’s tasks under the assignment will include, inter alia: Task 1. Baseline study, including the review of the present status of the DH services and CHP performance in the City. This analysis shall allow the Company, the Oblast, the City and the Bank to better understand the present situation in technical, institutional, legal and financial aspects. The following areas shall, inter alia, be analysed in depths: • Socio-economic data • Organisational, Institutional and Legal Analysis • District heating and power generation technical assessment • Company’s performance Task 2. Definition of the Project. The Consultant will describe and assess the key attributes of the current service and the service development over the last 3 years, including inter alia: • Overall strategy • Structure and draft a new performance based PSC for the Company Task 3. Long-term Investment Strategy. The Consultant will outline long-term investment strategy for the Company, which would lead to least cost improvement of DH services within existing financial constraints. Task 4. Priority Investment Programme (PIP). The Consultant should justify and develop in more technical detail the PIPs for the Company for the period of 2016-2018, including inter alia: • Present and Justify the PIPs • Detailed Programme Description and Cost Estimates • Procurement and Implementation Strategy • Tariff Calculation and Subsidy Payment Policy Development • Affordability Analysis Task 5. Financial and Economic Analysis. The Consultant will conduct financial analysis to obtain new data or verify the existing data, whenever necessary, for the Company, including inter alia: • Financial Analysis of the Company • Financial Model and Economic Analysis of the Project and the Company Task 6. Potential for Carbon Trade. Task 7. Environmental and Social Assessment. The Consultant should undertake an Environmental and Social ("E&S") due diligence for the Company, comprising of the following components: • Identify existing and Project-related environmental and social impacts and risks; • Describe and characterise a relevant environmental and social baseline commensurate with the risks posed by the current site operations and the Project; • Carry out E&S Assessment and Audit and develop a draft E&S Assessment report in accordance with the Bank’s requirements as defined in the E&S Policy, including a Compliance Summary table with the Bank’s PRs; • Prepare a draft Stakeholder Engagement Plan ("SEP"), draft Environmental and Social Action Plan ("ESAP") and draft Non-Technical Summary ("NTS"); • Identify if any additional studies will be required to cover relevant aspects in greater detail (e.g. resettlement, retrenchment, etc.). Any such work will be commissioned under separate Terms of Reference; and, • Finalise all documentation further to the EBRD, other lenders' (if involved) and Client’s comments. Task 8. Requirement for the State Expertise Approval. The Consultant should identify, assess and elaborate local requirements necessary for obtaining the approval of the Feasibility Study from the State Expertise for each sub-project. Status of Selection Process: Interested firms are hereby invited to submit Expression of Interest. Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in July 2015 and last for up to 16 weeks. Maximum Budget available for the Assignment: EUR 295, 000; Exclusive of VAT. The Consultant must determine whether any VAT would be chargeable on the services and the basis for that determination, without taking into consideration the Bank's special status as an IFI and state this to the Bank in their response to the Invitation for Expressions of Interest. To the extent that a consultant incurs input VAT on goods and services purchased in connection with the provision of services (e.g. VAT on airline ticket) which is not otherwise recoverable by the consultant from the local tax authority, the gross cost to the consultant of such expenses shall be treated as a reimbursable expense. Funding Source: It is expected that the contract will be financed through the EBRD’s donor funded Technical Cooperation Funds Programme. Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions; however Consultant selection and contracting will be subject to availability of funding. Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant shall preferably have 10 years of previous project experience in the following areas: • Development of feasibility studies for International Financial Institutions ("IFIs") or equivalent, including EBRD, ADB, or World Bank and IFIs procedures and rules on public procurement and disbursement policies; • District heating sector, specifically in institutional and legal framework aspects, environmental and social requirements, local financial management standards, professional standards of technical knowledge internationally as well as in the region of CIS countries. The Consultant’s team should include the following key experts: • Project Manager; • Technical specialists and DH engineers; • Financial analysts; • Environmental and social experts; • Climate change expert; • Institutional expert; • Legal expert; • Local experts. Ability to communicate with the Client in the Russian language is considered as essential (the Consultant shall engage Russian speaking staff on their team or arrange for translation/interpreting when necessary). Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of firms seeking to be shortlisted, the information submitted should include the following: • Company’s profile, organisation and staffing (max. 2-4 pages); • Details of previous project experience or similar 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 (if different from duration), main activities, objectives. • 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. • 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.docThe above information should not exceed 30 pages excluding CVs. The complete Expression of Interest (including CVs, Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet) shall be submitted in English electronically and in one file through eSelection. The EBRD reserves the right to reject applications of firms submitting more than one file (pdf). Only if the permissible file size is exceeded, the Consultant may split the Expression of Interest into further files. EBRD Contact Person: Julie Michel European Bank for Reconstruction and Development One Exchange Square London EC2A 2JN Tel: + 44 20 7338 7556 Fax: +44 20 7338 7556 E-mail: MichelJ@ebrd.com (submissions should be sent through eSelection and NOT to this email address). Important Notes: Note 1 Following this Invitation for Expression of Interest, a shortlist of qualified firms will be formally invited to submit proposals. Consultant shortlisting and selection is subject to availability of funding from an appropriate donor. Note 2 The Expressions of Interest will be evaluated on the basis of the following criteria: • Firm demonstrates preferably 10 years of previous project experience in developing feasibility studies for IFIs or equivalent and IFIs procedures and rules on public procurement and disbursement policies – 10% • Firm demonstrates preferably 10 years of previous project experience in the DH sector, specifically in institutional and legal framework aspects, environmental and social requirements, local financial management standards, professional standards of technical knowledge internationally as well as in the region – 30% • CVs of key experts – 60%

Ref.2019-051-Organization of study tour to expand opportunities and increase the capacity of government employees and decision makers on development of renewable energy resources

Kazakhstan / Nur-Sultan - KAZAKHSTAN | Published July 12, 2019  -  Deadline July 31, 2019
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UNDP-GEF Project: “De-risking Renewable Energy Investment” is announcing a tender for «Organization of study tour to expand opportunities and increase the capacity of government employees and decision makers on development of renewable energy resources». Detailed information is given in the attached Request for Proposals and Annex 2.Instructions: Your offer, comprising of a Technical and Financial Proposal (Financial proposal must be protected by password), should be submitted on or before 4 p.m Nur-Sultan time Tuesday, July 31, 2019 through e-mail on procurement.kz@undp.org with indication “Tender documents for RFP-2019-051.Attention: Pre-bid meeting will be held on 19 July 2019, 15.00 via skype-call (live: procurement_undp). In case of interest in participation in pre-bid meeting it is necessary to send notification to e-mail nurgul.sebepova@undp.org copying syrym.nurgaliyev@undp.orgFor any questions on this tender please contact Syrym Nurgaliyev, Project Manager by e-mail syrym.nurgaliyev@undp.orgLate proposals will be disqualified automatically.

Almaty District Heating Project - Feasibility Study

 | Published April 8, 2015  -  Deadline April 29, 2015
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Assignment Description: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development ("EBRD" or the "Bank") is considering providing senior loans separately to the "AlmatyTeploKommunEnergo" LLP ("ATKE") and "Almatinskiye Teplovye Seti" LLP ("ALTS") (together the "Companies"), district heating (the "DH") generation and distribution utilities incorporated in the City of Almaty (the "City"). The Companies' operations are managed by the City's Almaty Zhylu Holding (the "Holding") which is responsible for coordination of their operations and strategic development of the DH sector in the City. The proposed financing will support the rehabilitation and modernisation of the DH infrastructure in the City (the "Project"). The Project envisages the modernisation of the City’s DH system through a Priority Investment Programme ("PIP") comprising of the following major components: (i) modernisation of the City's heat generation facilities; (ii) reconstruction of the DH transmission and distribution infrastructure, including pumping stations; (iii) installation of the individual heating substations ("IHS") at the buildings level in the project area resulting in increased energy efficiency, reduced losses, improved reliability of heat provision, and improved environmental standards. ATKE is 99.95 per cent owned by the Akimat of Almaty City (the "City Akimat"). ALTS is 100 per cent owned by the City Akimat. Both companies are managed by the Holding, which is also 100 per cent owned by the City Akimat. Due to limited financial sources, the investments into the City's DH infrastructure have been minimal and were mainly aimed to keep the current system’s operations from collapsing. The investments volumes have been mainly dependant on the limited state budget allocations. The heat generation assets' actual depreciation level is equal to 65 -70 per cent, which leads to about 20 per cent of the heat energy losses in the system. In addition to high maintenance costs, the DH system suffers from a high level of heat and hot water losses due to frequent breaks and poor insulation of the pipes, accounting for 14 per cent of the supplied energy. On this basis, the Bank is looking to engage a suitably qualified consultant to prepare a feasibility study for the Companies, the Holding, and the City, which shall identify, assess in detail and justify the PIP for rehabilitation and upgrade of the DH system in the City, including development of individual detailed financial analysis and projections for each Company, preparation of an overall procurement and the project implementation plans for each Company, as well as structuring and drafting of a new performance based Public Service Contract (the "PSC") to be signed between the City and each Company during the project implementation period. The feasibility study will form the basis for project appraisal and approval by EBRD and the local regulator, the Agency for Regulation of Natural Monopolies ("AREM"), with the purpose of approval of long-term tariffs for the Companies. Specific consultant's tasks under the assignment shall will include, inter alia: Task 1. Baseline study, which envisages the review of the present status of the DH services in the City. This analysis shall allow the Companies, the Holding, the City and the Bank to better understand the present situation in institutional, legal and financial terms. The following shall, inter alia, be addressed: - Socio-Economic Data - Organisational, Institutional and Legal Analysis - Structure and draft a new individual performance based PSC for the Companies and the Holding. - Tariff Setting and Subsidy Payment Policy - Affordability analysis Task 2. Technical Assessment. The consultant will describe and assess the key attributes of the current service and the service development over the last three years, including inter alia: - General assessment - Heat Generation assessment (for ATKE) - Distribution Networks assessment (for ALTS) - Heating substations and Consumer Connections assessment (for ATKE and ALTS). And provision of the recommendations on the responsibilities for the operation of domestic heating and HWS - Demand Side Management (for ATKE and ALTS), which envisages to analyse any existing plans for the implementation of a demand side management programme in the City’s DH sector - Identify the Resource Use (for ATKE and ALTS) - GHG Emission Assessment (for ATKE and ALTS) Task 3. Long-term Investment Programme. The consultant will outline long-term investment strategies individually for ATKE and ALTS individually, which would lead to least cost improvement of DH services within existing financial constraints. Task 4. Priority Investment Programme (PIP). The consultant will justify and develop in more technical detail the individual PIPs for each Company individually for the period of 2016-2018, including inter alia: - Present and Justify the PIPs - Detailed Programme Description and Cost Estimates - Procurement and Implementation Strategy Task 5. Financial and Economic Analysis. The consultant will conduct financial analysis to obtain new data or verify the existing data, whenever necessary, for each Company individually, including inter alia: - Financial Analysis of the Companies - Financial Model and Projections - Financial Analysis of the City - Economic Analysis for the City and the Companies individually Task 6. Environmental and Social Due Diligence. The consultant should undertake E&S due diligence for each Company individually, comprising of the following components: - Environmental and Social Audit - E&S Analysis - EBRD Procurement Rules compliance table - Environmental and Social Action Plan - Non-Technical (executive) Summary - Stakeholder Engagement Plan Task 7. Requirement for the State Expertise Approval. The consultant should identify, assess and elaborate local requirements necessary for obtaining the approval of the Feasibility Study from the State Expertise for each sub-project. Assignment Start Date and Duration: The assignment is expected to start in Q2 2015 and last for 24 weeks. Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 500,000; exclusive of VAT. The consultant must determine whether any VAT would be chargeable on the services and the basis for that determination, without taking into consideration the Bank's special status as an IFI and state this to the Bank in their response to the Invitation for Expressions of Interest. To the extent that a consultant incurs input VAT on goods and services purhcased 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 contract will be financed through the EBRD’s donor funded Technical Cooperation Funds Programme. Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions; however, consultant selection and contracting will be subject to availability of funding from an appropriate donor. Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The consultant should preferably have 10 years of practical experience in developing Feasibility Studies for International Financial Institutions ("IFIs"), including EBRD, ADB, or World Bank, have a good knowledge of IFIs procedures and rules on public procurement and disbursement policies, understanding of institutional and legal framework aspects in the DH sector, international and local (regional) financial management standards, professional expertise in technical knowledge of the DH sector internationally as well as in the region of CIS countries, and geographical knowledge of the region. The consultant's team should include the following experts: - Project Manager - Technical specialists and DH engineers - Financial analysts - Environmental and social experts - Climate Change Expert - Institutional experts - Legal expertise - Local experts Ability to communicate with the client in Russian language is considered as essential. Submission Requirements: Interested consultants are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest. In order to determine the qualifications and competence of consulting firms seeking to be shortlisted, the information submitted should include the following: - company's profile, organisation and staffing; - details of experience or similar assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including their locations; and - CVs of the staff available to work on the assignment; The expression of interest shall be accompanied by duly completed and signed Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet, the template for which is available from the following web-link: http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet.doc The above information should not exceed 30 pages excluding CVs and the Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet. Expressions of Interest should be submitted, in English, electronically through eSelection, to reach the Bank not later than the closing date. Do NOTnot send expressions of interest to the EBRD's contact person. EBRD Contact: TC Advisor Elena Kolodiy European Bank for Reconstruction and Development One Exchange Square London EC2A 2JN Tel: + 44 20 7338 6765 E-mail: kolodiyo@ebrd.com Note: Note 1 Following this invitation for Expression of Interest, a shortlist of qualified consultants will be formally invited to submit proposals. Shortlisting and selection is subject to the availability of funding from an appropriate donor. Note 2 The Expressions of Interest will be evaluated on the basis of the following criteria: - Firm's experience in developing Feasibility Studies for IFIs including good knowledge of IFIs procedures and rules on public procurement and disbursement policies - 30% - Firm's relevant experience in and understanding of institutional and legal framework aspects in the DH sector, international and local (regional) financial management standards, professional expertise in technical knowledge of the DH sector - 20% - Firm's relevant experience in CIS countries - 10% - Calibre of the proposed experts - 40%

Kyzylorda CNG Bus

 | Published May 11, 2017  -  Deadline May 11, 2018
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GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE

This is the update of General Procurement Notice 7241-GPN-45264, which was initially published on 18 December 2013.

Avtobusnyi Park Kyzylorda LLP (the "Company") an urban public transport management company in the city of Kyzylorda (the "City")  has received the loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to implement an investment project to improve the quality of the public transport services and set up a proper regulatory framework in the City.

The main part of goods, works and services under the project, which has a total estimated cost of USD 25.7 million equivalents, already procured. It will require the procurement of the following goods, works and services:

  • Bus washing machines

Open tendering for the above contracts is expected to commence in the May-June 2017.

Contracts to be financed with the proceeds of the loan from the European Bank will be subject to the Bank's Procurement Policies and Rules and will be open to firms from any country. The proceeds of the Bank's loan 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 or under a law of official regulation of the Purchaser's country.

Interested suppliers, contractors and consultants should contact:

Mr Kairat Islamov Kairat

LLP Avtobusnyi Park "Kyzylorda"

32 Sultan Beibarys Str. (Inductrial base "Katynas"

Kyzylorda, Republic of Kazakhstan

Phone: +7 7242 21 27 37, +7 702 699 97 67, +7 700 799 97 67

E-mail: islamov.kayrat@bk.ru

 

 

 

CAREC Corridors 1 and 6 Connector Road (Aktobe-Makat) Improvement Project

 | Published November 17, 2015  -  Deadline December 30, 2015
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Invitation for Prequalification 1. This Invitation for Prequalification follows the Advance Contracting Notice for this project that appeared in ADB website on 30 October 2015. 2. The Republic of Kazakhstan has applied for financing from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) towards the cost of CAREC Corridors 1 and 6 Connector Road (Aktobe– Makat) Improvement Project. 3. The Committee for Roads of Ministry of Investments and Development (the “Employer”) intends to prequalify firms for the following contract(s) under this project: Reconstruction of road section Aktobe – Makat (km 160-504) • Lot 1: Reconstruction of existing 60 km two-lane (km 160-220) in Aktobe oblast; • Lot 2: Reconstruction of existing 39 km two-lane (km 236-275) in Aktobe oblast; • Lot 3: Reconstruction of existing 55 km two-lane (km 275-330) in Aktobe oblast; • Lot 4: Reconstruction of existing 40 km two-lane (km 330 -370) in Atyrau oblast; • Lot 5: Reconstruction of existing 48 km two-lane (km 370-418) in Atyrau oblast; • Lot 6: Reconstruction of existing 40 km two-lane (km 418-458) in Atyrau oblast; • Lot 7: Reconstruction of existing 17 km two-lane (km 487-504) in Atyrau oblast; 4. It is expected that the Invitation for Bids will be made in February 2016. 5. To obtain further information and inspect the Prequalification Document, interested eligible Applicants should contact: Ms. Anar Gabdullina Head of the division for the investment project preparation Committee of Roads Ministry of Investments and Development Republic of Kazakhstan Office 612, 32/1 Kabanbay Batyr Avenue, Transport Tower, 010000 Telephone: +7 7172 75-46-39; + 7 7172 75-46-37 Electronic mail address: k.utepbergenov@mid.gov.kz, a.gabdullina@mid.gov.kz Date: 17 November 2015 Loan No. and Title: 48424-KAZ:CAREC Corridors 1 and 6 Connector Road (Aktobe-Makat) Improvement Project Contract No. and Title: ICB-01: Civil works for the CAREC Corridors 1 and 6 Connector Road (Aktobe–Makat) Improvement Project (Km160-Km504) Deadline for Submission of Applications: 30 December 2015, 4 p.m. (Astana time) 6. To obtain the Prequalification Document in English, eligible Applicants should: • write to address above requesting the Prequalification Document on the specific contract/s • The document will be sent by email. No liability will be accepted for loss or late delivery. 7. Deliver your Application: • to the address above • on or before 4 p.m. (Astana time), December 30, 2015; The Employer reserves the right to accept or reject late Applications. 8. The Employer will not be responsible for any costs or expenses incurred by Applicants in connection with the preparation or delivery of their Applications. 9. The Employer will notify all Applicants in writing of the names of those Applicants who have been prequalified.

HLTH SEC TECH (JERP) - P101928

Ministry of Healthcare and Social Development | Published May 27, 2016  -  Deadline July 8, 2016
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Delivery Of Information System For Independent Examination And Its Implementation SPECIFIC PROCUREMENT NOTICE KAZAKHSTAN HEALTH SECTOR TECHNOLOGYTRANSFERAND INSTITUTIONAL REFORM HumanDevelopment Loan No. 4883 Project ID No.P101928 Contract/Bid No. KHSTTIRP-D/SW-04 The Republic of Kazakhstan has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Health SectorTechnology Transfer and Institutional Reform Project, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds toward payments under thecontract for Delivery of Information System for independent examination and its implementation. Contract No. KHSTTIRP-D/SW-04. The Ministry of Health and SocialDevelopment of the Republic of Kazakhstan serves as the implementing agency for the project and nowinvites sealed bids from eligible Bidders for the supply, installation, commissioning of Information System for independentexamination and its implementation. Contract No. KHSTTIRP-D/SW-04. The supply,installationand commissioning period for abovementioned IS - 245 days. Bidding will be conducted through theinternational competitive bidding procedures as specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDACredits, (May 2004 edition, Revised Oct 2006 and May 2010), and is open to all eligible biddersas defined in the guidelines. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from and inspect the biddingdocuments from theMinistry of Health and SocialDevelopment of the Republic ofKazakhstan at the address below during office hours 09:00-12:30 and 14:30-18:00, Monday to Friday, except public holidays. A complete set of bidding documents in English in pdf format may be sent to interested Bidders upon submission of a written application to the Project Implementation Support Team by email: kazhealth.procurement@gmail.com. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security of 20,000 USD or equivalent in other freely convertible currency and be delivered to the addressbelow by 16:00, on July 8, 2016. They will be opened immediately thereafter, inthe presence of bidders' representatives, who choose to attend, at the address below. Late bids will berejected. The Ministry of Healthcare and Social Development of the Republicof Kazakhstan Department for Investment Projects and PPPDevelopment Project Implementation Support Team B. Tokezhanov ? National ProjectCoordinator 010000, Kazakhstan, Astana city, Imanov str., house 19, office 306D Telephone: + 7172 787 235. e-mail: kazhealth.procurement@gmail.com  web-site: www.healthproject.kz

HLTH SEC TECH (JERP) - P101928

Ministry of Healthcare and Social Development | Published June 7, 2016  -  Deadline July 19, 2016
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Delivery Of Equipment For Testing Center Of Rsee «national Center For Expertise Of Drugs, Medical Devices And Medical Equipment SPECIFIC PROCUREMENT NOTICE KAZAKHSTAN HEALTH SECTOR TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND INSTITUTIONALREFORM Human Development Loan No. 4883 Project ID No. P101928 Contract/BidNo. KHSTTIRP-E/LE-03 The Republic of Kazakhstan has received financing from the WorldBank toward the cost of the Health Sector Technology Transfer and Institutional Reform Project, and it intends to apply part of theproceeds toward payments under the Contract ? KHSTTIRP-E/LE-03 «Delivery of equipment for Testing Center of RSEE «National Center forExpertise of Drugs, Medical Devices andMedical Equipment». The Ministry of Health and Social Developmentof the Republic of Kazakhstannow invites sealed bids from eligible Bidders for participation inthebidding for above specified contract. The supply, installation and commissioning period is ? 150 (one hundred and fifty)days. Bidding will be conducted through the international competitive bidding procedures as specified in theWorld Bank's Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits, (May 2004 edition, Revised Oct 2006 and May 2010), and is open to all eligible bidders as defined in the guidelines. Interested eligible bidders mayobtain further information fromand inspect the bidding documents from the Ministry of Healthcare and Social Development ofthe Republic of Kazakhstan at the addressbelow during office hours 09:00-12:30 and 14:30-18:00, Monday to Friday, except public holidays. A completeset of bidding documentsin English in PDF and WORD formats may be sent to interested Bidders upon submission of a written application to the Project Implementation Support Team by email: kazhealth.procurement@gmail.com In case of discrepancies between the documents in formatsPDF and Word, the file PDF shallprevail. All bids must be accompanied bya bid security of 150 000 USD or equivalent in other freely convertiblecurrency and be delivered to the address below by 16:00, on July 19, 2016. Theywill be opened immediately thereafter, in the presenceof bidders' representatives, who choose to attend, at the address below. Latebids will be rejected. Department for Investment Projects and PPP Development of the MHSD of theRK ProjectImplementation Support Team B. Tokezhanov ? National Project Coordinator 010000, Kazakhstan,Astana city, Imanov str., house 19, office 306D Telephone: +77172787235. e-mail: kazhealth.procurement@gmail.com  web-site: www.healthproject.kz

HLTH SEC TECH (JERP) - P101928

Ministry of Healthcare and Social Development | Published December 7, 2015  -  Deadline December 23, 2015
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Delivery Of Blood Service Information System SPECIFIC PROCUREMENTNOTICE KAZAKHSTAN HEALTH SECTOR TECHNOLOGYTRANSFER AND INSTITUTIONAL REFORM Human Development Loan No. 4883 Project ID No.P101928 Contract/Bid No. KHSTTIRP-D/SW-06«Delivery of blood service information system». The Republic of Kazakhstan has received financing fromthe World Bank toward the cost of the Health SectorTechnology Transfer and Institutional Reform Project, and it intends to applypart of the proceeds toward payments under the contract for Delivery of blood service information system.Contract No. KHSTTIRP-D/SW-06. The Ministry of Health and Social Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan now invites sealed bids fromeligible bidders for Delivery of blood service information system. Contract No. KHSTTIRP- D/SW-06.The delivery,installations and implementation period is 52 (fifty two) weeks. Bidding will be conductedthrough the international competitive bidding procedures as specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits, (current edition), and is open to all eligible bidders  as defined in the guidelines. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further informationfrom and inspect the bidding documents from the Ministry of Health and Social Developmentof the Republic of Kazakhstan at the address below during office hours09:00-12:30 and 14:30-18:00, Monday to Friday, except public holidays. Interested bidders canget a full set of Bidding Document in English in PDF and Word format upon submission of a written request to the ProjectImplementation Support Team by e-mail kazhealth.procurement@gmail.com. A complete set ofBidding Document in English in PDF andWord format could be downloaded on the web-site www.healthproject.kz. Clarifications andamendments to the Bidding Document shall be published on this web-site as well and forwarded to bidders by e-mail. In case ofdiscrepancies between documents in PDF and Word formats, PDF file shall prevail. If required the bidderscan get a complete set of Bidding Document in Russian in Word format.  In case of discrepancies between English and Russian versions, English version shall prevail. All bids must beaccompanied by a bid security of60,000 USD or equivalent in other freely convertible currency and be delivered to the address below by 15:30, on December 23, 2015. They will be opened immediatelythereafter, in the presence of bidders' representatives, who choose to attend, at the address below. Late bids will berejected. The Ministry of Healthcare andSocial Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan Department for Investment Projectsand PPP Development Project Implementation Support Team B. Tokezhanov ? National Project Coordinator 010000, Kazakhstan, Astana city, Imanov str., house19, office 504 Telephone: + 77172 787 235 , facsimile: + 7 7172 787 247, e-mail: kazhealth.procurement@gmail.com web-site: www.healthproject.kz

Kyzylorda CNG Bus

 | Published June 8, 2015  -  Deadline June 8, 2016
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GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE

This General Procurement Notice is an update and extension of the General Procurement Notice published on EBRD web site on 18 December 2013 (7241-GPN-45264).

Avtobusnyi Park Kyzylorda LLP (the “Company”), an urban public transport management company in the city of Kyzylorda (the “City”) has received the loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to implement an investment project to improve the quality of the public transport services and set up a proper regulatory framework in the City.

The main part of goods, works and services under the project, which has a total estimated cost of USD 25.7 million equivalents, already procured. It will require the procurement of the following goods, works and services:

KCBP02 Depot workshop equipment;

KCBP03 Service planning software system for Public Transport.

Open tendering for the above contracts is expected to commence in the June-July 2015.

Contracts to be financed with the proceeds of the loan from the European Bank will be subject to the Bank's Procurement Policies and Rules and will be open to firms from any country. The proceeds of the Bank's loan 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 or under a law of official regulation of the Purchaser's country.

Interested suppliers, contractors and consultants should contact:

Mr. Serik Iskendirovich Sarsenov

Deputy Director of Avtobusnyi Park Kyzylorda LLP

Mr. Zhanbolat Turmaganbetov

Director of the Investor Service Centre JSC NC SPK Baikonur

Avtobusnyi Park Kyzylorda LLP via

JSC NC SPK Baikonur

1 floor, office 182,  Business centre «Bastau»,

42, str. Zheltoksan, Kyzylorda,

120014, Republic of Kazakhstan

Tel./Fax:           +7 (724) 2 605 144

e-mail: avtopark_kd@mail.ru

Aktau District Heating

 | Published April 8, 2015  -  Deadline April 8, 2016
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This notice is an update to the General Procurement Notice for this project, which was published on the EBRD website on 27 April 2012
 
State Communal Enterprise Caspiy Zhylu, Su Arnasy (the Company), a district heating company in the city of Aktau, has received a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to finance rehabilitation and upgrade of the district heating distribution network in Aktau.
 
The proposed project has a total estimated cost of EUR 9.6 million.
 
The project will require procurement of the following works, goods and services:
  • Installation of Individual Heating Substations (IHS) and construction of Central Heating Substation (CHS)
  • Reconstruction of district heating network
  • Supply and Installation of valves
Tendering for the project is expected to commence in the second quarter of 2015.
Contracts to be financed with the proceeds of a loan from the EBRD will be tendered in accordance with the EBRD’s Procurement Policies and Rules. The proceeds of the EBRD loan 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 or under a law or official regulation of the Purchaser’s country.
 
Interested suppliers and contractors should contact:
 
 
Mr. Askar Duzmagambetov
Project Manager
Caspiy Zhylu, Su Arnasy State Communal Enterprise
22 Microdistrict, Aktau, 130000, Kazakhstan
Ph.: 8 (7292) 605318 (ext. 104)
Fax: 8(7292)605319
E-mail: askar_d@bk.ru
 
Ms. Rimma Kuanbayeva
Head of Investment Projects Department and
Production and Technical Operations
Ph.: 8 (7292) 605318 (ext. 114)
Fax: 8(7292)605319
 

Kokshetau Water Project - Feasibility Study

 | Published May 27, 2016  -  Deadline June 17, 2016
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Project Description:

The State Communal Enterprise “Kokshetau Su Arnasy” (the “Company”) wholly owned by the Kokshetau City Akimat (the “City Akimat”), approached the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “Bank” or the “EBRD”) with a request to assess the possibility of financing modernisation of the water supply treatment plant (the “Project”).

Assignment Description:

The Bank wishes to engage a suitably qualified consultant (the “Consultant”) to prepare a comprehensive feasibility study (“FS”) to determine a Priority Investment Plan (“PIP”) developed from a long-term investment strategy, and evaluate its benefits, including assessing its environmental and social feasibility. A detailed PIP will be developed during the Project feasibility study based on the least cost analysis of the priority list and taking into account an EIRR calculation for the Project. Due to procurement concerns, the Consultants should assess the existing construction site’s status.

The overall objective of the assignment is to prepare a FS for the Company and the City Akimat, which the Bank can use to appraise the Project and take a decision on the prospective financing.

Specific objectives of the assignment shall include, inter alia:

  • Technical and financial feasibility assessment of the proposed investments including whether it is the most effective least cost investment programme.
  • Financial analysis of the Company and preparation of financial projections. The projections shall be fully consistent with the proposed PIP, strategic development plan and be based on prudent assumptions on the Company’s revenues and expenditures. The Consultant will prepare the financial forecasts and the Project financial model (using Microsoft Excel) that will cover a period of 15 years (from 2016 to 2030).
  • Financial analysis of the budgets of the Company, the City Akimat, and the Oblast Akimat and preparation of their financial projections.
  • Determination of an efficient implementation strategy for the PIP.
  • Calculation of the Bank’s standard measuring indicators and EBRD Sustainable Resources Initiative (“SRI”) impact indicators (Annex 3).
  • Once the Project/PIP has been confirmed, screen the Project against the EBRD’s Environmental and Social Policy (2014, “ESP”) and associated Performance Requirements (“PRs”) to propose, and agree with the EBRD, the project category (A or B) and confirm the environmental and social due diligence required.
  • If the Project is categorised as B (once agreed with the EBRD), carry out the Environmental and Social Assessment (Environmental and Social Due Diligence – ESDD) of the proposed project to identify its environmental and social risks, impacts and benefits and to structure the Project to comply with the Bank’s Environmental and Social Policy and Performance Requirements. If the Project is categorised as A, this terms of reference will be revised by the EBRD.
  • To the extent possible, the FS should:
    • take into account the potential impacts of climate change on the Project in order to build in resilience to climate change related risks;
    • assess the resource efficiency opportunities (including energy and water efficiency and waste minimisation potential and the impact on GHG emissions) on the Project.

The FS will provide an overview of the Company’s procedures and technical, operational, environmental, social, and financial performance, and should form the basis for agreeing on the Company’s restructuring objectives in the loan document (e.g. reduction in water losses, improvements in tariff collections, standards of treatment, etc.).

In order to meet the objectives above, the Consultant shall undertake the following tasks:

3.1: Baseline Study;

3.2: Technical Assessment;

3.3: Long term investment strategy;

3.4: Priority Investment Programme (“PIP”);

3.5: Financial analysis and projections;

3.6: Environmental and social assessment (“ESA”);

3.7: Resource Efficiency Assessment.

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 Q3 2016 and has an estimated overall duration of 4 months.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 195,000 (exclusive of VAT).

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

Funding Source: It is anticipated that the contract will be financed through the EBRD’s donor funded Technical Cooperation Funds Programme. Selection and contracting is subject to the availability of funding.

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.

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

- Not less than 10 years of practical experience in conducting and developing feasibility studies for International Financial Institutions (IFIs) and a good knowledge of IFI procedures and rules on public procurement and disbursement policies.

- Demonstration of deep knowledge of the water/wastewater sector, with international experience of not less than 10 years, specifically institutional and legal framework aspects, environmental and social requirements; local financial management standards, professional standards of technical knowledge internationally as well as in the region.

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

a) Key Expert No 1 Project Manager/ Team Leader with preferably 15 years or more of previous professional experience in in the field of water supply and wastewater management, with comprehensive experience of similar assignments in Kazakhstan, as well as in institutional and commercial management of water/wastewater Company.

b) Key Experts No 2 - Financial specialists with relevant experience in public financing and modelling.

c) Key Experts No 3 - Technical specialist(s) with relevant experience in water supply and wastewater management.

d) Key Experts No 4 - Environmental and social specialist(s) with specific expertise water and wastewater projects. These experts must have a good knowledge and understanding of the EBRD environmental requirements, demonstrated experience of previous work with IFIs and with utilities in the Republic of Kazakhstan (or similar countries).

e) Key Expert No 5 – Climate change expert with experience in evaluation in climate change.

f) Key Expert No 6 - Institutional expert with experience in similar assignments.

g) Key Experts No7 - Resource efficiency expert with experience in water and waste water treatment.

h) Key Expert No 8 - Legal expert with relevant experience in the areas of natural monopolies regulation and knowledge of the Republic of Kazakhstan’s tariff legislation.

i) Key Experts No 9 (Pool of Additional Experts) consisting of local experts with good communication skills and evidenced technical knowledge of water supply and wastewater.

All Key Experts shall be fluent in written and spoken English. It is essential that the Consultant’s team contains some experts 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.

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

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

Bank Contact Person:
Larissa Gosling, Technical Co-operation
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square, London EC2A 2JN
Tel: + 44 20 7338 6338
e-mail: GoslingL@ebrd.com (submissions should be sent through eSelection and NOT to this email address)

Notes:

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

2. The shortlist criteria are:

  • Consultancy firm's experience in developing feasibility studies for IFIs and a good knowledge of IFI procedures and rules on public procurement and disbursement policies – 20%
  • Consultancy firm's experience and expertise in the water/wastewater sector, with international experience of not less than 10 years, specifically institutional and legal framework aspects, environmental and social requirements; local financial management standards, professional standards of technical knowledge internationally as well as in the region – 30%
  • Qualifications and competence of the consultant's team of Key expert 1 – 15%
  • Qualifications and competence of Key experts 2 to 8 – 5 % each - 35%.