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INTEG NUTRIENT POLLUTION CONTROL - P093775

 | Published October 16, 2014
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Small Contracts Award (dir,cqs,indv,sss) Small Contract Award Notice Romania Project: P093775 - Romania Integrated Nutrient PollutionControl Project Report Period: 04-Aug-2014 - 16-Oct-2014 Awarded Firm/Indv. : Roughton International Ltd. Address: Contract SignatureDate: 04-Aug-2014 Method of Procurement: CQS- Selection Based On Consultant's Qualification Price: EUR 57,951.40 Duration: 24 Month(s) Summary Scope of Contract: Consulting servicesfor Contract administration and supervision of the Worksexecution for the following investment objectives: "Pilot Biogas Plant ? Seini Mayoralty, Maramures County" and "Manure Storage andManagement Platform in Seini, Maramures County" ? 26/CQ/2013

INTEG NUTRIENT POLLUTION CONTROL - P093775

Ministry of Environment, Waters and Forests | Published August 24, 2016  -  Deadline September 8, 2016
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Competitive Investment Financing Experts (4 Positions - Individual Consultants, Every Expert Will Be Assigned With2 Developing Regions) REQUEST FOREXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTANCY SERVICES? INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANTS) ROMANIA INTEGRATED NUTRIENT POLLUTION CONTROLPROJECT Assignment Title: CompetitiveInvestment Financing Experts (4 positions - individual consultants, everyexpert will be assigned with 2 developing regions) Loan No.4873-RO TF No.058040-RO Project ID No. P093775 Reference no. 08/IC/2016 The Government ofRomania hasreceived financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Integrated NutrientPollution Control Project,and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. Theoverall development objective of the Project is to support the Government ofRomania to meet the EU Nitrates Directive requirements by reducing nutrientdischarges to water bodies, promoting behavioral change at the communal leveland strengthening institutional and regulatory capacity. The consultingservices("theServices") cover Competitive InvestmentFinancing area for a periodof 180 days allocated for eachindividual consultant. The Terms of Reference for CompetitiveInvestment Financing Expertscanbe downloaded from the following link: http://www.mmediu.ro/categorie/anunturi-de-achizitie/49 . The Ministry of Environment, Watersand Forests - Integrated NutrientPollution Control Project ManagementUnit now inviteseligible individual consultants ("Consultants") to indicate their interest inproviding the Services. Interested Consultants should provide informationdemonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevantexperience to perform the Services. Fourindividual consultants will be selected in accordance with the procedures setout in the World Bank's Guidelines:Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers, May 2004.Firms are not allowed to propose individual consultants. Qualification for the CompetitiveInvestment Financing Experts Theminimum qualifications requested from the Consultants are the following: Academic education inthe following areas: engineering, environment,civil construction, economics  or anotherrelevant ancillary area; Relevant academic education and/or training in projectmanagement; At least 10 years of relevant working experience (general experiencesuch as working in projects/programs, working with local communities,workingin management and/or implementation of projects and/or grants and/or differentcompetitive investments schemes); Experience inprogram/project planning, design, evaluation, implementation and management; Experience inimplementation and management of small competitive investment financingproposals/project proposals; Previousexperience in developing projects for different EU or other external financingprograms is considered an advantage; Proven experience in workingwith publicfunds, and with Government's,international organizations' and donors' procedures; Sound knowledge and working experiencewith World Bank's procedures isdesirable; Experience  in permittingprocedures for public investments; Advanced PC skills and sound knowledge ofthe MS Office package: Word,Excel, Outlook, Power Point and MS Project; Good command of spoken and writtenEnglish is a must; Strong analyticalskills, oral and written communication and team building skills; Strong communication and reporting skills and ability to work with localand national authorities, with multidisciplinary teams. The attentionof interestedConsultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selectionand Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers, May 2004. ("ConsultantGuidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. Further information can be obtained atthe address below during office hours from Monday to Thursday - 900to 1600hours and Friday ? 900 to 1400hours. Expressions of interest and CVs, inEnglish, must be delivered in a written form to the address below (inperson,or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by September 8th, 2016, at 2 P.M.,local time. To validate the information presented in the CV, the candidate willattach all supporting documents (study diploma, recommendations, languagecertificates, training diploma, etc.). Ministryof Environment, Waterand Forests IntegratedNutrient PollutionControl Project Management Unit Attn:Ms. Mihaela Ilina, Procurementspecialist Ms. Raluca Mateescu, Procurement specialist 12, Libertatii Blvd., Sector 5, 2nd Floor, Room 304 B City:Bucharest ZIP Code: 040129Country:Romania Phone: +40-21-408-95-65. Fax: +40-21-317-04-03 E-mail:mihaela.ilina@mmediu.ro,raluca.mateescu@mmediu.ro

Galati Urban Infrastructure Rehabilitation Project

 | Published August 21, 2015  -  Deadline September 16, 2015
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ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION: The City of Galaţi, with a population of 250,000, is a significant commercial and industrial centre in southeast Romania, with the local economy related to steel processing (Mittal Steel Works), ship manufacturing (Damen Shipyards) and adjacent industries. Galati has about 345 kilometres of streets in total. The City has already completed the first phase of the urban infrastructure upgrade with a total amount of about EUR 14 million, co-financed from the European Regional Development Fund; however, there are still investments needs in the urban transport sector and related infrastructure. The City has therefore approached the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (The Bank) with a request to provide funding for the modernisation of urban roads and for an upgrade to related road and public transport management measures. The Bank is providing a RON 100 million (or EUR 22.6 m equivalent) to The City of Galaţi, to finance key investments in the urban transport sector and related infrastructure (the “Project”). The main objective of this Invitation for Expressions of Interest is the tendering of Supervision Services / Services of the Engineer for the implementation of works which will be carried out according FIDIC Red Bok conditions of contract for following two (2) Lots: 1st Lot – “Rehabilitation of Anghel Saligny Street”; 2nd Lot – “Rehabilitation of Tecuci Street”. The Engineer must guarantee to the Beneficiary that the Contractor who was awarded the contract for works, will fulfil his responsibilities assumed by contract and will abide legal provisions, the regulations and the technical specifications. It is expected that the Engineer shall perform the following main tasks: Technical support for the Client with the contract of works and support for the project implementation unit (PIU) support for the Consultant’s team; Monitoring and supervising the construction works according to the Romanian laws in effect. The Engineer(s) would need the Client consent: to approve any changes in Scope of Works that would lead to contract price changes or bring considerable changes to the scope, composition or quality of works; to approve a subcontractor that was not appointed in the Contract to fulfill some of the tasks; to approve any extension of the deadline for completion of the contract works; to approve the subcontracting of any part of the works to be carried out (not applicable when the maximum limit of works contracted out is null). STATUS OF SELECTION PROCESS: Interested firms or group of firms are hereby invited to submit the Expressions of Interest. ASSIGNMENT START DATE AND DURATION: The assignment is expected to start in October, 2015 with a duration of: 1st Lot: 12 + 60 months Engineering supervision services for the investment objective: “Rehabilitation of Anghel Saligny Street”; 2nd Lot: 14 + 60 months Engineering supervision services for the investment objective: “Rehabilitation of Tecuci Street”. MAXIMUM BUDGET AVAILABLE FOR THE ASSIGNMENT: 1st Lot: 382,811.00 lei [RON] (excl. VAT) Engineering supervision services for the investment objective: “Rehabilitation of Anghel Saligny Street”; 2nd Lot: 396,231.00 lei [RON] (excl. VAT) Engineering supervision services for the investment objective: “Rehabilitation of Tecuci Street”. The Engineer must determine whether any indirect taxes/VAT are chargeable on the proposed services and state the basis for such. If any indirect taxes/VAT are payable, the Client will have to pay indirect taxes/VAT element to the services directly to The Engineer unless otherwise agreed. FUNDING SOURCE: EBRD loan and local budget ELIGIBILITY: A consistent history of historical non-performance and/or litigation awards against the Tenderer or any partner of a joint venture may result in rejection of the tender. ENGINEER PROFILE: The Engineer shall be responsible for mobilisation of qualified engineers, technicians and other professional staff with the proven experience in the administrative management, procurement, design and supervision of similar construction works and acquiring of equipment for water and wastewater rehabilitation projects in comparable climatic and geological conditions. The structure of the proposed team shall be Construction Supervision Engineers shall be available full time for the duration of the execution of the works. It is expected that the team includes the following experts, inter alia: Project Manager with proven experience with FIDIC contract provisions Construction Supervision Engineers; Roads Engineers; Water and Wastewater Engineers; Electrical networks Engineers; Environmental and social specialist; Administrative Assistant(s)/Translator(s). The Engineer shall propose a team structure and inputs (per expert) based on their experience in implementation of similar contracts. However, The Engineer shall ensure that the supervision of the works is done for the entire duration of the contract, in accordance with the requirements of FIDC contract, the relevant Romanian legislation and the TORs. The Engineer shall set up and maintain an office in Galati, which should be operational throughout the execution of the works. The Engineer will be responsible for providing the office in Galati, and for ensuring human and material resources necessary to support the performance of activities. The cost of setting up and running the office in Galati shall be covered by the Engineer. The Engineer will also be responsible for all salaries, fees, allowances (including transport and accommodation if the case may be), insurance, leave pay and taxes for the staff involved in the assignment. All experts shall have a minimum of 5 years experience in a similar position including: experience in supervising and project management, gained in countries with climatic conditions similar to the project site; experience in construction and supply, gained in countries with climatic conditions similar to the project site; experience in carrying out water supply and sanitation networks; experience in carrying out power supply networks; knowledge of FIDIC and/or World Bank/EBRD contractual arrangements; a good knowledge of requirements of Romanian legislation concerning construction, financial, accounting and disbursement issues. It is expected that the Engineer will engage a sufficient number of local experts to enable the proper interaction with the client and with the local business environment. The Engineer(s) must prove that he/they is/are authorized according to the Procedure for certifying the Supervising Engineers, established by Order no. 154 of 11 March 2010 for the approval of the procedure for certifying the Supervising Engineers, a document issued by the State Inspectorate in Constructions and published in the Official Journal no. 184 of March 23rd 2010, in the following areas: Authorization field 3.2 – Roads, bridges, tunnels, aircraft tracks, cable transport of county interest; Authorization field 6 – Civil works and municipal utilities; Authorization field 9.1 – Electrical networks; SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: In order to determine the capability and experience of the Engineer 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 (5) 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 the Engineer in case of association of firms or subcontracting, main activities, objectives; (c) CVs of key experts who could carry out the Site Supervising Services, experience in similar assignments, particularly assignments undertaken in the previous five (5) 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) The structure of the proposed team expected to carry out the assignment (number of the proposed staff, role, coordination, the proposed staff position in the team, backstopping, etc) (e) 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 Failure to provide completed Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet may result in disqualification of the applicant from the selection process. The Expression of Interest shall not exceed 25 pages (excluding CVs and Contact Sheet). One original and one copy of the Expression of Interest, in English and in Romanian languages, shall be submitted to The Client in an envelope marked “GALAŢI URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE REHABILITATION PROJECT”, to reach The Client not later than 16.09.2015 at 11:00 time (Client local time). In addition to the hard copies, one digital version (PDF) of the Expression of Interest shall be included in the envelope. Each Tenderer shall submit only one application (alone or part of a joint venture consortium or association). IMPORTANT NOTES: The Tenderers shall submit one Expression of Interest for each Lot. The Tenderers may submit the Expression of Interest for one Lot or for both Lots. All the requirements provided above regarding the Engineer’s profile, submission requirements etc, SHALL BE SUBMITTED DISTINCTIVELY in separate Expression of Interest for each Lot. Following this Invitation for Expressions of Interest, the first ranked qualified firm will be formally invited to submit proposals. The Engineer selection and contracting will be subject to availability of funding. The shortlist criteria are as follows: Experience of the company in similar urban infrastructure site-supervising, within the last 5 years. 30% Experience of the company with supervision of FIDIC works contracts 10% The quality of the proposed implementation team, out of which: 60% The structure of the proposed team (number of the proposed staff, role, coordination, adequacy of the proposed staff position in the team, backstopping); The experience and qualification of the proposed experts (as described in the CVs). 20% 40% The Client’s Contact Person: Mariana Manu The City of GALAŢI Domneasca Str. 38, Galati, 800008, Romania E-mail: mariana.manu@primaria.galati.ro Tel./Fax: +40.236.307.734

Constanta Water – Preparation of a Performance Based Service Agreement

 | Published November 14, 2016  -  Deadline December 6, 2016
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Executing Agency (Client):
S.C. RAJA S.A

The Client Contact Person:
Mr. Stelian Budeş
Deputy Director for Development and External Finance
Direction for Development and External Finance
S.C. RAJA S.A.
Călăraşi 22-24 Street
Constanţa, Romania
Tel:     0040-241/484.240
Mobile:  0040-754/073.217
Email: bstellis@gmail.com

The EBRD Contact Person:
Maria Haugh
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: + 44 20 7338 7185
Fax: +44 20 7338 7451
E-mail: haughm@ebrd.com

Project Description:

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (“EBRD” or the “Bank”) is currently working with S.C. RAJA S.A. Constanta (the “Company” or “RAJA”) in the City of Constanta in Romania on financing options for an investment programme and services to reduce leakages and reduce the non-revenue water in the water distribution network in the City (the “Project”).

One of the financing options being discussed is that the investment programme is financed by a contractor (the Private Partner) partially/totally from a loan engaged from the Bank.  The Company would engage a Private Partner to design, engineer, implement and co-operate certain District Metered Areas (DMAs) in a specific area of operation of the Company, to achieve a selection of pre-defined performance indicators. The length of the contract is estimated to be up to 5 years, to be established in correlation with the agreed financing structure. The payment mechanism will be linked to meeting certain performance indicators by the Private Partner. It is estimated that a proportion of the contract price will be a fixed fee paid to the Private Partner based on deliverables and to cover some of costs and materials, while the rest of the fee will be remitted to the Private Partner as a periodic incentive based fee for leakage reduction and maintenance and operation of DMAs. It is expected that a meaningful share of the remuneration will be linked to performance, with the exact proportion to be determined following the market sounding exercise.

On this basis, a Performance Based Service Agreement (the PBSA) would need to be introduced between the Company and the Private Partner which will be the key to monitoring and evaluation of the services to be provided by the Private Partner.

The Company therefore wishes to engage a consultant (the Consultant) to provide assistance with the design of a PBSA and support the procurement of the Project (the “ Assignment”).

A separate assignment will cover the initial review of the legal, regulatory and institutional framework, the results of which will feed into the current Assignment.  The Consultant for that will be engaged for the initial review of the legal, regulatory and institutional framework  will not be eligible for this Assignment and vice versa.

A steering group (the Steering Group) will be established, in order to facilitate and oversee the drafting, negotiation and introduction of the PBSA and ensure that all terms and conditions of the PBSA are acceptable to all parties. The Steering Group will consist of representatives of the Company, the Consultant and the EBRD Operation Leader as an observer.

Assignment Description:

The Consultant will draft the PBSA and prepare and launch the tender, as per scope of work below. The key objectives of the assignment are as follows:

  • Develop the PBSA, and procurement documents in implementation thereof, based on the best international practices and standards in the area of water and wastewater services and with due regard to the requirements of PBSA and structured accordingly to take into account the excessive complexity of the existing legislation, current shareholding structure and ownership of assets.
  • Prepare tender documentation and assist the Company in successfully launching the tender of the Project.
  • Ensure, throughout the assignment, appropriate transfer of skills via regular updates, provision of formal presentations and trainings to the Company and, as appropriate, other stakeholders.

It is expected that the scope of work will cover the following tasks and phases:

PBSA (Draft) and Approval Phase

Based on the reviews and outcomes of the Initial review of the legal, regulatory and institutional framework (subject to a separate consultancy contract) the Consultant will develop a first draft of the PBSA (the “Initial Draft PBSA”) ensuring, to the extent possible, that the First Draft shall set forth the terms and conditions as required under applicable law for agreements of this kind and ensure the conformity of the PBSA to the best international practices and standards, including, inter alia, as follows:

  1. Clear definition of the scope of the PBSA and the Project, including identification of the DMAs and the services to be rendered by the Contractor;
  2. In cooperation with the Company, define the mandatory standards applicable to the services, including their technical characteristics (e.g. water pressure), environmental standards (e.g. quality of water) and service reliability (targets for scheduled and unscheduled service interruptions);
  3. Define a mechanism that defines the process for the Company and the Contractor agreeing on:
    1. The level of service (reduction in leakages) to be achieved once the technical status of the network is known;
    2. Baseline indicators for definition of performance;
    3. Performance targets for the services with an emphasis on verifiable technical improvement targets, taking into account the existing condition of the DMAs
  4. Draft rules governing the maintenance and operation of DMAs and replacement of the Facilities, including responsibilities of the parties related to access to the Facilities and financial liability;
  5. Draft rights, obligations and liabilities of the relevant parties (to be set out with the appropriate level of detail), termination clauses, rules governing amendments and dispute resolution mechanisms;
  6. Draft investment procedures and responsibilities including agreement on investment plan with appropriate timeframe and financing responsibilities of the relevant parties;
  7. Draft detailed reporting requirements to ensure that the Company and other stakeholders (e.g. consumers) are able to obtain adequate information on all aspects of performance during the life of the PBSA (i.e. key operating efficiency measures, etc.), with clear parameters on the structure and frequency of reporting;
  8. Draft “change mechanisms” that allow the PBSA to adapt to specified changed circumstances including changes in law/applicable standards and taking into account the appropriate risk allocation;
  9. Draft rules governing the application of the relevant environmental standards during the term of the PBSA to ensure that the services are provided in compliance with the national and, as appropriate, international environmental rules and procedures; a schedule of proposed environmental improvements;
  10. Draft appropriate incentives/disincentives throughout the entire term of the PBSA;
  11. Draft a procedure of approval and implementation of the Company production and investment programmes;
  12. Draft a monitoring and assessment procedure for the Contractor Performance;
  13. Draft a system of penalties for not complying with the service requirements and key performance indicators, including guarantee instruments to ensure the Company from the risk of non-payment of the Contractor.
  14. Update as necessary the potential interested contractors/bidders on the outcome of the proposed structure of the Project, type of contract and timeline to tender.

Tender documentation and PBSA (Final Draft) Phase

Based on actions completed, reviews and conclusions of PBSA (Draft) and Approval Phase:

  1. Analyse comments and recommendations provided by the members Steering Group and any key stakeholders and develop a final draft of the PBSA (the “Final Draft PBSA”) that would incorporate the revisions as agreed
  2. Draft tender documents necessary for, or incidental to, the implementation of the PBSA. The Consultant will work on the basis of the approved Procurement Strategy. It will develop the procurement documents base of the Company standards and drafts provided.
  3. The Consultant will propose qualifications and experience required of bidders;
  4. Define contractor insurance requirements and bonding requirements;
  5. Propose evaluation criteria of bidders;

Tender Launch Phase

Based on the final versions of the documents developed in earlier phases:

  1. Support and assist the Company with launching the tender, including generating interest from potential bidders in the tender (if needed, as appropriate) ensuring the Contractor will be elected by a competitive tender;
  2. As necessary assist with gathering and proposing responses to bidders questions received by the Company during the tender process;
  3. Participate in the evaluation of the submissions; and
  4. Ensure tender is developed in a fair, consistent, transparent and competitive way, compliant with applicable rules and regulations in place.

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

Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in December 2016 and has an estimated overall duration of 16 weeks.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 180,000 (exclusive of VAT).The Consultant must determine whether any indirect taxes/VAT are chargeable on the proposed services and state the basis for such. If any indirect taxes/VAT are payable, the Client will have to pay indirect taxes/VAT element to the services directly to the Consultant unless otherwise agreed.

Funding Source: The assignment will be funded by the EBRD Shareholder Special Fund.

Eligibility:  There are no consultant nationality eligibility restrictions.

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

1.   Legal and contract tendering and implementation of performance-based contracts in the water sector, including  monitoring, verification and remuneration procedures;

2.   Engineering design of District Metered Areas (DMAs), leakage detection and improvement in Non-Revenue Water (NRW);

3.   Operation of municipal water service networks including operational performance improvements.

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

  1. Key Expert No. 1 (Team Leader) engineer or project manager with preferably 15 years of previous professional experience in water sector including  implementation of private sector participation projects and at least one recent (preferably less than five years ago) performance based contract in EBRD countries of operations. Relevant experience in NRW projects will be an advantage.
  2. Key Expert No. 2 (Legal Expert) lawyer with preferably 15 years of previous professional experience in drafting and implementation of service and performance-based contracts with experience in the procurement of PBC. Knowledge and experience in the Romanian legal framework will be an advantage.
  3. Key Experts No.3 (Pool of Additional Experts) consisting of procurement expert, regulatory reform expert, institutional expert and other technical and legal experts.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The expression of interest shall not exceed 25 pages (excluding CVs Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet).

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

Important Notes:

1. 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 as follows:

(a) Firm’s  experience in legal and contract tendering and implementation of performance-based service agreements in the water sector, including  monitoring, verification and remuneration procedures (30%)

(b) Firms previous experience of engineering design of District Metered Areas, leakage detection and improvement in Non-Revenue Water and operation of municipal water service networks including operational performance improvements (30%)

(c) CV of Key Experts proposed to work on the assignment in line with the Consultant Profile (40%)

Romania: CET Govora Biomass PPP Project

 | Published October 3, 2014  -  Deadline October 31, 2014
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CET Govora Biomass PPP Project Assignment Description: CET Govora (CET or the Client), the district heating operator in Ramnicu Valcea, has expressed interest in obtaining the support of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the EBRD or the Bank) for the co-financing of a biomass combined heat and power (CHP) plant. To this end, CET seeks to develop a public-private partnership (PPP) through a special purpose vehicle (the SPV) established by the winner of an open international public tender (the Sponsor). The selected private operator will be in charge of financing, building, and operating the CHP, selling (i) hot water to CET, (ii) electricity and (iii) green certificates (GCs) on the open markets (the electricity produced through biomass benefitting from GCs). CET intends to engage a consultant (the Consultant), with financial, legal, and technical expertise to prepare the tender documents, draft the PPP contract, and provide assistance during the tender process until contract signature(the Assignment). The main objective of the Assignment is for the Consultant to enable CET to successfully tender out the financing, construction and operation of the CHP, as a PPP, in compliance with the Bank’s requirements. The Consultant will provide a full and complete package of advice concerning legal and technical advice related to PPP project and tender design, and bidding support through to financial close. The Assignment will be structured in two phases: - Phase 1: Prepare a Feasibility Study to ensure the technical, financial and economic viability of the Project; and -Phase 2: Prepare the Biomass CHP Plant PPP Full Tender Documentation, draft PPP Contract and support the tendering process till successful signing of the PPP. The purpose of this structure is to confirm that the CHP is the least-costly option in this context. Phase 1 will focus on technical, financial and economic viability. This will be investigated through the preparation of a Feasibility Study, including and without limitation to the following tasks: - Task 1.1: Provide a questionnaire and a list of required information to be discussed during the visit; - Task 1.2: Review and evaluate existing feasibility studies; - Task 1.3: Assess the demand for heat and the general status of existing CET systems, in order to determine the CHP plant’s technical and operational performance and efficiency; - Task 1.4: Develop a sustainable and affordable, least cost strategic investment programme for the entire district heating infrastructure in the County in a long-term perspective (15–20 years); - Task 1.5: Identify and propose a detailed short-term priority investment programme (PIP). - Task 1.6: Clarify and confirm that the proposed investment programme. - Task 1.7: Analyse the estimates of the PIP components, - Task 1.8: Assess the environmental benefits and potential for carbon credits following implementation of the PIP; - Task 1.9: Structure the Project along international best-practice standards and identify feasible PPP structures. - Task 1.10: Perform a risk assessment of the PPP and propose the most appropriate risk assignment between the public and private sectors. In particular, assess the financial and legal scope for the County to pay availability fees to a future concessionaire over the long-term duration of a typical heat generation and supply concession agreement. - Task 1.12: Describe the institutional arrangements necessary in the County (??) Administration to supervise and monitor properly any future concession agreement based on a PPP structure; - Task 1.13: Prepare a Due Diligence which can be used by the Bank to assess the Project and justify involvement, including a two-three page summary section on the conclusion and proposed recommendations; and - Task 1.14: Prepare an environmental and social due diligence - Task 1.15: Arrange a meeting (conference call) with potential private operators working actively in Romania to confirm their interest of participating in the bidding process for the PPP project. Once CHP has been confirmed as the least-cost option, the Consultant may proceed with Phase 2, including and without limitation to the following tasks: - Task 2.1: Review key technical, economic and financial aspects; - Task 2.2: Propose the legal structures of the new CHP; - Task 2.3: Prepare the CHP Biomass PPP Full Tender Documentation and Draft PPP Contract; - Task 2.4: Plan, implement, and monitor the tender process; and - Task 2.5: Assist with the financial close. The tasks will involve a mixture of discussions with CET and other relevant stakeholders, such as service users, County officials, existing public DH operators (public and private), the regulators, the representatives of users, and the NGO community. A skilful use of communications to both internal and external stakeholders will be needed, in order to prepare an acceptable tender, and promote the PPP tender process. Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in Q4 2014 and has an estimated overall duration of 9 months. Maximum Budget available for the Assignment: EUR 290,000 for Phase 1 and 2 (exclusive of VAT). Maximum Budget available is EUR 90,000 for Phase 1, and EUR 200,000 for Phase 2. Phase 2 will be carried out only if the Project is considered feasible at the end of Phase 1 and upon approval of the Client and the EBRD. The Consultant must determine whether any indirect taxes/VAT are chargeable on the proposed services and state the basis for such. If any indirect taxes/VAT are payable, the Client will have to pay indirect taxes/VAT element to the services directly to the Consultant unless otherwise agreed. Funding Source: financed by the EBRD’s TC Programme (TBC) Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions. Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms with preferably (1) similar project experience related to district heating PPP projects, including specific experience on preferably at least two district heating PPP projects preferably within the last 10 years, and should also be well-versed in planning and regulatory approaches in the district heating sector; (2) previous project experience in district heating industry internationally and in Romania, knowledge of the legal framework in Romania for electricity and power services, and a thorough understanding of PPP contracting and risk assessment for both the public and private sectors. It is expected that the Consultant’s team of key experts will consist of: - PPP and/or infrastructure concessions expert, - District heating expert, with demonstrated design and project management experience in Romania - Energy expert, - Civil engineering expert, with experience in Romania, - Financial expert, with demonstrated experience with international infrastructure concession contracts, - Legal expert with understanding of international and Romanian PPP law, - Environmental expert, and - PPP procurement expert with demonstrated experience with international infrastructure concession contracts. Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants seeking to be selected, 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 ten 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 Contact Sheet and Declaration, 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). One original and 2 copies of the expression of interest, in English and Romanian, shall be submitted to the Client in an envelope marked EXPRESSION OF INTEREST for CET Govora Biomass PPP Project Tender Preparation, to reach Client not later than the deadline mentioned above. The expression of interest should be submitted electronically as well. One further electronic copy by email or CD-Rom (both in English and Romanian) should be submitted to the EBRD’s contact person by the same due date. Important Notes: Note1 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. Note 2 The evaluation criteria are as follows: 1) Firm’s experience in district heating PPP projects, including specific experience on preferably at least two district heating PPP projects preferably within the last 10 years, - 30% 2) A firm with experience in district heating industry internationally and in Romania, proofing knowledge of the legal framework in Romania for electricity and power services, and of PPP contracts in both public and private sectors, - 20% 3) Individual experts with relevant experience in the sector - 50%, fluency in Romanian and previous project experience in the country would be an advantage.

GPN - Mozambique - Upgrading of a portion of road that connects Mueda to Negomano

 | Published November 22, 2016
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Buzau Urban Road Management and Rehabilitation

 | Published April 9, 2015  -  Deadline June 23, 2015
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Romania: Buzau Urban Roads Project – 12-Year Concession under a PMMR/DBFO Contract for the Rehabilitation and Maintenance of Urban Roads INVITATION FOR TENDERS The City of Buzau (the “City”) has published an invitation for tenders for the selection of a qualified operator to perform the rehabilitation and maintenance of streets and roads in the City of a total length of 53.4 kilometers (the “Roads”) under a 12-year Concession Contract in the “performance-based management and maintenance of roads/design, build, finance and operate (“PMMR/DBFO”) format (the “Contract”). Background Buzau is the county seat of Buzau County, located in south-eastern Romania in the historical region of Muntenia. With a population of 145,000, and an economy based principally on manufacturing, including safety goods, railroad equipment and steel, and baking and milling, the City is the commercial and transport hub of the region. With the support of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “EBRD”), the City is implementing a comprehensive plan to modernize and upgrade its primary streets network located in the City Center area. The concession described in this notice is the initial step and centerpiece of that plan. Contract Summary The Contract provides for the rehabilitation and maintenance of the Roads by a private contractor (the “Operator”) over a term of 12 years, as follows: Works and Services – The Contract will require the Operator to: Design and execute works for the rehabilitation of the Roads (the “Works”), over a Construction Period of three years; Maintain and operate the Roads (the “Services”) as follows: during the Construction Period, to maintain and repair Roads prior to and after their rehabilitation; and, during the remaining Term (the “Service Period”), provide full operation, maintenance and repair, of all Roads under the Contract, including regular, periodic and winter maintenance; and Obtain and provide all funding necessary for the Works and Services during the Construction Period, with not more than 80% represented by senior loans, and not less than 20% provided in the form of Operator’s own equity investment. Operator - The successful Tenderer is expected to establish a special purpose company for entering into, executing and implementing the Contract. The project loans would also be secured and the equity required for the Project provided through this SPV. Payment – The Operator will be reimbursed for Construction Period Costs by drawings under the project loans and from its own equity investment; and, after the Works have been completed and accepted, Operator will receive quarterly “Unitary Payments” from the City during the Service Period, covering (i) all debt service on the project loans, repaid by a date which is two years before the end of the Contract term; and (ii) the cost of Operator’s Services, together with its profits and equity returns, during the Service Period. Performance and Penalties – Performance by Operator during the Contract Term will be subject to penalty deductions for failures by Operator in meeting the quality and availability standards for Works and Services agreed in the Contract. Contract Value The total value of the Contract over its 12-year term is estimated at approximately €49 million, of which total estimated funded cost during the Construction Period is €22.4 million, with equity contributed by the Operator of 20% of funded cost, or €4.5 million. Funding Sources Senior loans for the Project are to be provided by international financing institutions, which may include the EBRD, and by commercial banks. Equity is to be provided by the Operator. Type of Contract – First PPP/PMMR Concession in Romania The Buzau project is part of a “program” of roads rehabilitation and maintenance concessions proposed by the EBRD for secondary, prosperous cities of Southeastern Europe like Buzau, in a new format: as public-private partnerships (“PPPs”) in which the private contractor provides the funding and assumes most of the project risk, in a design-build- finance-operate (DBFO) format similar to those for major toll-roads, but adjusted for the smaller size of the contracts and the absence of tolls or other third-party revenues; and as performance-based management and maintenance of roads (“PMMR”) contracts, designed to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of road asset management. Unlike traditional procurement contracts, where contractors are paid for “inputs”, i.e., for executing rehab and maintenance projects designed and financed by the city or roads authority, PMMR contractors are paid for “outputs”, i.e. meeting works performance benchmarks in rehabilitation and maintenance to agreed levels of service quality, in programs designed and financed by the contractor itself. The World Bank and EBRD have deployed the PPP/PMMR format successfully in rehab and maintenance concessions around the world, but the Buzau concession will be the first in this format for Romania. Tender -Legal Framework The legal framework for the Tender is Law no. 51/2006 on community services of public utilities, Government Ordinance no. 71/2002 and Government Decision no. 955/2004; providing for an “open tender”. Qualification Criteria Eligibility criteria for the Tender include: Personal and financial experience Tax and corporate good standing certificates Audited accounts: last three years Average annual turnover of €30 million over last three years Committed financing offers from sources of debt and equity (80%/20%) in amounts sufficient to cover all Construction Period Costs projected – no fixed threshold Similar experience In the last 5 years, design, construction and maintenance of roads of at least 42 kilometers In the last 5 years, obtaining funding of at least €20 million for similar projects Technical equipment – appropriate to the Project Project Team – with team members and experience appropriate to the Project Respect of relevant management procedures and Bid Bond Romanian Lei 2.91 million, or €656,000 Validity 120 days from submission deadline Access to Tender Documentation The Tender Documentation may be accessed free of charge by written request to: Mrs. Luminita Colteanu, PPP Expert, Buzau City Hall, Electronic mail address: luminita.colteanu@primariabuzau.ro Telephone: +40 (725) 352-010 Facsimile: +40 (238) 727-228. Deadline for Submission of Tenders/ Date and Place of Opening The deadline for submission of Tenders is June 23, 2015. Requests for clarifications as well as requests for deadline extension, if any, may be submitted in writing to the above mentioned contact details. The Tender opening session will take place at 13:00 PM EET on June 23, 2015 at: Buzau City Hall Address: Unirii Street No.163 City: Buzau ZIP Code: 120360 County: Buzau Country: Romania Telephone: +40 238 710 033 Facsimile: +40 238 727 228 Electronic mail address: luminita.colteanu@primariabuzau.ro

Health Sector Reform - P145174

Ministry of Health PMU | Published June 15, 2015
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General Procurement Notice GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE Country: ROMANIA Project: Health SectorReform - Improving Health System Quality and Efficiency Project (HSR-IHSQE) Sector: Health Loan no.: 8362-RO Project ID: P145174 Romania has received a loan in the amount of EUR 250million from the WorldBank toward the cost of the Health Sector Reform - Improving Health System Quality and Efficiency Project andintends to apply part of the proceeds to payment for goods, works, consultants' services, non-consulting services and training tobe procured under this project. The Project development objective is to improve accessto, and quality and efficiency of, public health services in Romania The Project consists of the following parts: Part A. Hospital Network Rationalization Rationalization of the health care servicedelivery network by supporting the provision of goods, works, non-consulting services, consultants' services  and training inselected regional emergency hospitals, county hospitals, and local hospitals through the following activities: (a)                Improvingselected medical services, including surgery rooms, intensive care units, burn units, radiotherapy units, emergency services(including emergency telemedicine systems) and diagnosis (medical imaging) services. (b)               Redefining thehospital's role in the health care system, merge services and reduce the number of single specialty hospitals, and movefrommulti-building settings into single buildings with integrated diagnostic and interventional platforms. (c)                Carryingout rehabilitation works within the existing medical facilities. (d)               Upgrading and/oracquiring medical and other equipment for existingmedical facilities. Part B. Ambulatory Care Strengthening 1.                 Strengthening specialized secondary ambulatory care by supporting the provisions of goods, works,non-consulting services, consultants' services and  training through the following activities: (a)               Developing centers for ambulatory diagnostic and treatment services. (b)               Transforminglocal hospitals into centers for ambulatory diagnostic and treatment. (c)        Improving cancer screening networks by,among others, establishing additional cancer screening centers, creating three (3) mobile units for cancer screening andstrengthening the technical capacity of regional pathology and cytology laboratories. 2.        Enhancing primary health care servicesat the community level by supporting theprovisions of goods, works, non-consulting services, consultants' services and training, by scaling up local multifunctional healthcenters, increasing the provision ofdifferentiated types of long-term healthcare such as palliative care dedicated to vulnerablegroups. Part C. Health Sector Governance and StewardshipImprovement Improving sector governance andstewardship of the MOH and other relevant governmental institutions to bridge the gap between policy and practice and to strengthenthe capacity of improving the quality of medical care services through the provisions of goods, non-consulting services, consultants' services and training, through thefollowing activities. (a)                Updatingclinical guidelines and implementing quality control mechanisms. (b)               Strengtheningand implementing health technology assessments (HTA) anddeveloping evidence-based standards and protocols. (c)               Standardizing cost accounting systems in a subset of selected hospitals to update the estimated costs of eachcase mix. (d)               Strengtheningthe capacity of the health sector to conduct surveys andstudies, develop and manage projects, and finance feasibility andpre-investment studies, including feasibility studies and technical designs for new medical facilities in the regional emergencyhospitals of Cluj, Iasi and Craiova. (e)               Streamlining the national health programs to move the focus toward preventive care and promotion of populationhealth services. (f)               Strengthening the communications strategy of the MoH to inform the general public on reform programs andexpected outcomes. Part D. Project Management,Monitoring and Evaluation Supporting the MOHand the Project Management Unit ("PMU") in Project management and implementation, including fiduciary tasks, monitoring andevaluation and reporting through theprovisions of goods, non-consultingservices, consultants' services, training, auditing and incremental operating costs. Procurement of Goods and Works will be conducted throughthe procedures as specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurementof Goods, Works, and Non-Consultingservices under IBRD Loans and IDACredits & Grants by World Bank borrowers, dated January 2011 and is open to all eligible bidders as defined in theguidelines. Consulting services will be selected following World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDACredits & Grants by the World Bank borrowers, dated January 2011 The following contracts for goods and works are expectedto be procured under International Competitive Bidding (ICB): ·         Equipment for emergencydepartments; equipment for operating (surgery) rooms; diagnostic imaging equipment; radiotherapy equipment; equipment for intensivecare units (ICU); equipment for regional pathology and cytology laboratories; equipment for cervical cancer screening centers atcounty level; three mobile units for cancer screening; equipment for ambulatory; emergency telemedicine system for nationalcoverage. ·        Rehabilitation works of intensive care units (ICU), ambulatory and operating (surgery) rooms ofhospitals, and burn centers. Main contracts for consulting services are expected for: ·     Technical assistance for setting up institutions and processes for clinical audit and piloting clinicalaudit in priority areas; ·     Technical assistance for institutional building of HTA structure; ·     Technical assistance for establishing guidelines development process and review of clinical guidelinesin priority areas; ·     Technical assistance to establish a standardized cost accounting system in pilot hospitals; ·     Communication strategy and campaign addressed to stakeholders and population; ·     Technical assistance for setting up evaluation of health services; ·     Feasibility studies and detailed design; ·     Supervision of rehabilitation works. Specific Procurement Notices (SPN) for contracts to bebid following World Bank's International Competitive Bidding (ICB) procedures and Requestsfor Expressions of Interest (REOI) forcontracts for consulting services expected to cost more than EUR 200,000 will be advertised, as theybecome available, inUN Development Business online and on the World Bank'sexternal website, as well as on the free access web-site of the Ministry of Health www.ms.ro and in at least one newspaper of national circulation inRomania. Interested eligible bidders and interested consultantswho wish to require additional information should contact the Project Management Unit responsible for Project implementation at theaddress below: Ministry of Health Health Sector Reform - Improving Health System Qualityand Efficiency Project Management Unit Attn: PMU Director 1-3, Cristian Popisteanu Entrance, 2nd floor,room 235,  Sector 1, 010024, Bucuresti, Romania Fax: 0040 213072587 Email: ump@ms.ro Web-site: www.ms.ro

Implementation of a Green Economy Financing Facility in Romania, focusing on the residential sector

 | Published December 30, 2016  -  Deadline January 23, 2017
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Project Description:

The European Bank Reconstruction and Development (the “EBRD” or the “Bank”) is scaling up its operations of Green Economy Financing Facilities in Romania. In 2007 the EBRD launched its first the Energy Efficiency Finance Facility (“EEFF”), and the Romania SME Sustainable Energy Finance Facility (“RoSEFF”) in 2011.

 

Building on the experience and lessons learnt from EEFF, RoSEFF and other EBRD financing facilities for the residential sector, the EBRD is launching the a new Green Economy Financing Facility in Romania, focusing on the residential sector (the "Facility").

 

With energy intensity almost three times higher than the EU-28 average, Romania remains one of the most energy and carbon-intensive economies in the EU. The residential sector has the highest final energy consumption of all sectors in the country with about 90% of the building stock in need of modernisation.

 

Romania has adopted a national target to reduce primary energy consumption by 19% (approximately 10 Mtoe) by 2020 and the residential sector has an important part to play in meeting this target. A study commissioned by the Romanian Energy Regulator and overseen by the EBRD, estimated that energy efficiency upgrades in the residential sector could make the largest sectoral contribution towards achieving the national target. The study also found that the energy saving potential from thermal insulation of multi-family apartment blocks was approximately 40%.

 

The EBRD is planning to launch a Romania Green Economy Financing Facility to support the investment needs of the residential sector. Through the Facility, the EBRD aims to on-lend up to EUR 70 million through Participating Financial Institutions ("PFIs") to eligible Sub-borrowers (the "Sub-borrowers"). It will be the first dedicated EBRD operation in Romania targeting investment in the residential sector, covering energy efficiency, building-integrated renewable energy and water efficiency measures.

 

Assignment Description:

 

The implementation of the Facility will be supported by a dedicated technical cooperation (“TC”) package for a period of up to three years to support both PFIs and Sub-borrowers (including service providers and intermediaries).

 

The Bank now intends to engage a consulting company (the “Consultant”) to support the implementation of the Facility by carrying out a number of key tasks to establish and maintain an infrastructure to implement the Facility; undertake coordination work; and monitor and report on the proposed investments (the “Assignment”).

The support delivered through the Assignment will be essential for the implementation of the Facility by raising awareness among PFIs and their clients of best available technologies and benefits of resource saving investments. The Assignment will therefore play an important role in developing and maintaining a necessary infrastructure that enables the PFIs and ultimate beneficiaries to quickly identify eligible opportunities. The Assignment shall enable the EBRD to record and report on the impact achieved by the investments financed under the Facility.

 

The selected Consultant is expected to provide the following services:

(a) Establish an operational base in Bucharest and develop, maintain and update the Facility’s operational tools, web-based tools, legal advisory tools, documents, reports as required;

(b) Develop, maintain and further populate a Technology Selector (database of eligible materials, equipment and suppliers and installers) that includes pre-defined categories of technologies with specific minimum technical and environmental characteristics proven to result in fundamental and straightforward efficiency improvements;

(c) Prepare a communication plan and promote the Facility through communication activities including via a Facility website;

(d) Develop and implement a capacity building plan, which will target PFIs, Sub-borrowers and local experts;

(e) Organise the Facility Launch Event and an Award Ceremony with the objective to promote and encourage uptake of the Facility;

(f) Ensure that the technical eligibility criteria of the Facility are adhered to, including via desk-based appraisal and a sample selection of on-site visits;

(g) Assist perspective Sub-borrowers in identifying financing opportunities by assessing the technical and economic feasibility of the Sub-projects including carrying out project assessments as necessary, in the format provided by the EBRD. Sub-projects at the building-level shall require an assessment.

(h) Liaise with the EBRD as necessary to monitor and report on the implementation of the Facility;

(i) Prepare case studies and a database of lessons learned;

(j) Prepare a market survey at the end of the assignment. The market survey will reflect the market penetration of high-performing building technologies and will assess the overall impact of the Facility (e.g. changes in market size, number of suppliers of eligible measures, capacity and awareness rates).

 

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 March 2017 and has an estimated overall duration of 36 months. It is envisaged that the Consultant will be contracted initially for 18 months with a contract extension for further 18 months subject to the successful uptake of the Facility, satisfactory performance of the Consultant and availability of Donor funding. The Facility may be extended further than the originally envisaged three years subject to the EBRD requirements, satisfactory performance of the Consultant and availability of Donor funding.

 

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: The initial budget is up to EUR 900,000 (for the first 18 months of the Facility implementation) with the possibility of extension up to EUR 3,000,000 (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: The Assignment is expected to be funded by the EBRD's Donor funded Technical Cooperation Funds Programme. Please note selection and contracting will be subject to the availability of funding.

 

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.

 

Consultant Profile: The Project Consultant will be a firm or a consortium of firms, whose experts will be required to perform the assignment across Romania on a full-time basis and preferably with 15 years of previous project experience related to:

1. Implementation of similar facilities or assignments related to energy efficiency management projects;

2. Marketing and capacity building experience ideally with a financial services and financial products focus;

3. Energy and resource efficiency financing (lending) expertise and good knowledge of the market for energy efficiency technologies for buildings, preferably in Romania.

4. The key expert team will be composed of professionals with relevant resource efficiency, technical, marketing and financial/economic background supported by engineers and architects in order to ensure compliance of conceptual designs with relevant legislation across Romania.

The Consultant’s expert team is expected to include Key Experts as follows:

Key Expert 1: Project Manager with preferably more than 10 years previous project experience in

- energy efficiency project management;

- project implementation planning including experience related to energy management, energy efficiency financing schemes; water efficiency and waste use minimisation and management;

- experience in public outreach and marketing;

- experience of working with banks in developing countries;

- language skills: Fluent in spoken and written English. Romanian language skills are an advantage;

The Project Manager should demonstrate a good knowledge of the local market and the ability to cover wider geographical reach and capacity to mobilise experts quickly.

Key Expert 2: Lead Engineer with preferably more than 10 years previous project experience in residential building energy management, residential building resource efficiency design and standards, knowledge of EU, international and local building regulations and relevant standards in relation to energy consumption and performance.

Key Expert 3: PFI Relationship Manager with significant experience in financial analysis and capital investment appraisal preferably in the field of energy/energy efficiency; knowledge of commercial banks’ procedures for project assessment and approval; knowledge of retail loan products and strong client relationship skills;

Key Expert 4: Communications Manager with significant experience in print and internet based communications, with a focus on financial products in cooperation with financial institutions and/or technology vendors; strong spoken and written English and Romanian language skills.

Key experts shall spend a minimum of 75% of their working time in Romania. Any home-based activities shall require justification and the prior approval of EBRD.

 

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

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

2. Details of previous project experience or similar assignments particularly undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contract value, contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided (if different from duration) , 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 30 pages excluding CVs, Contact Sheet and Consultant's Declaration.

 

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 7088

e-mail: GoslingL@ebrd.com (submissions should be sent through eSelection and NOT to this email address)

 

Notes:

1. Following this invitation for expressions of interest, a shortlist of qualified firms will be formally invited to submit proposals. Consultant selection and contracting will be subject to availability of funding (from an appropriate donor - dependent on whether or not donor has approved funding).

2. The shortlisting criteria are:

i) firm's previous project experience in implementation of similar facilities or assignments related to the origination and financing of energy efficiency improvement programmes in the building sector (50%);

ii) firm's previous project experience in marketing and capacity building within financial services sector (20%);

iii) firm's previous project experience in energy and resource efficiency financing (lending) especially knowledge in the market of energy efficiency technologies for buildings, preferably in Romania (20%);

iv) CVs of Key Experts (10%).

 

Health Sector Reform - P145174

Romanian Ministry of Health | Published October 26, 2015  -  Deadline November 10, 2015
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Technical Assistance For Design The Regional Master Plans And Update Of The Feasibility Studies For Three Regionalhospitals REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OFINTEREST ROMANIA IBRDLoan No.: 8362-RO Assignment Title: DESIGN THE REGIONAL MASTERPLANS AND UPDATE OF THE FEASIBILITY STUDIES FOR THREE REGIONAL HOSPITALS Reference No.  CS/3/28 The Health Sector Reform ?Improving Health System Quality andEfficiency Project is an agreed loan, which wouldbe implemented over a five year period and would finance civil works,goods,technical assistance and training activities. TheProject development objective is to improve access to, and quality and efficiency of publichealth services in Romania. Component 3. Health sector governance and stewardship improvement aims to support sectorgovernance and stewardship improvement to bridge the gap between policy and practice and to increasethe capacity for conducting and improving the quality ofmedical care services. To this end, among other activities, this component will supportstrengthening the capacity of thehealth sector to develop and manage projects, some of which could be financedthrough EU or other sources of funding and tofinance feasibility and pre-investment studies(asinIasi, Cluj and Craiova). The mainobjectives ofthis consultancy are: A) To develop an Regional Master Plan following of: a)analysis the need for healthcare services on the regions: North West Region, North East Region and South West Oltenia Region, inorder to define the regional hospital structure. This analyse must include the regional capacity for taking over the healthcareservices for 2nd level. This correlation will conduct to the establish the structure of the new regionalhospitals. b.) analysis of risk factors (flooding, earthquake, landslides, pollutionetc...) B) To update the feasibility studies prepared in2007 for: a) the Regional Emergency University Hospital of Cluj; (North West Region) b) the Regional University Emergency Hospital of Craiova;(South West Oltenia Region) c) the Regional University EmergencyHospital of Ia?i, (North East Region) Based on the Master Planfor each region (which must be approved by the Ministry of Health) and alsobased on: necessarystructureof the regional emergency hospitals functional andtechnological description, of the necessary equipment for the buildings, and of the medical devices and equipment, action plan in case of natural disasters the feasibility studies developed in 2007 for those 3 locations, shall be updated so that they comply with theprovisions of the Romanian law in force concerning: - Sizing and dimension of all the interior installations of theconstructions, according to the country's norms in force; - an analysis and a proposal for the provision ofstate-of-the-art medical equipment, clinical furniture and general furniture; - the content of the technical and economicdocumentation, by fields (architecture, structure, mechanical and electrical installations, external networks for connection toutilities etc.) according to GD 28/2008. Thisupdate, will take alsointo account preparingthose Regional Hospitals for future natural disasters(flooding, earthquake, landslides,etc.). The estimated duration of the assignment is of 6 months, with possible extension, to commence within one week from thecontract signature. The Consultant Company must have relevant experience inthe field and would have implemented relevant projects in the past 10 years and must provide a list with minimum three clients(including contact information for purposes of checking references), mentioning the project budget, the period of projectimplementation. Itis understood that the Consultant and its Team Leader will have made themselves familiar with the particular conditions of RomanianHealthcare service and its legislation. Faculty of Romanian language is an advantage; unhindered communication has to besecured. The Consultant shall propose experienced permanent staff, preferably in hospital construction related disciplines, at hishome office for backstopping support and liaison with WB and the MoH to ensure quality of services. Especially for the constructionplanning and medical equipment planning medical expertise and input is required. The Consulting Company is required to provide the followingkey-experts: Team Leader (Senior International Expert) with a university degree in Civil Engineering orArchitecture expected to demonstrate appropriate qualifications and experience for the tasks. The expert shall possess relevantprofessional experience in developing or transition country of about 10 years, ideally in the region, as well as in design,supervision and execution of similar hospital projects, in particular hospital planning. His professional experience shall becomplemented byproject management and coordination as well as financial administration and monitoring skills. Previous experiencewith international development cooperation management procedures and guidelines is required; Hospital/Health Planner with a health or economist or engineer' background and a Master's degree or higher inHospital planning, health administration and hospital management and professional experience in hospital planning and construction;Epidemiologist Specialist with a graduate degree in medicine and  with a Master's degreeor higher in epidemiology; Architect with a graduate degree in Architecture and with a Master'sdegree or higher in Health Facility Planning and Design, or related area and professional experience in preparation of hospitalarchitecture design and drawings; Biomedical Engineer  or equivalent with aMaster degree in Health Facility Planning and Design or equivalent in related area and professional experience in developingtechnical specifications and bidding documents for medical and non-medical hospital equipment; Health Economist with a graduate degree in Economics,with a Master degree in Health Economics and professional experience in general health economics and evaluation methods necessaryto promote the efficient and equitable allocation of healthcare resources in public health and to identify relevant regulatorypolicies, strategies and interventions; Structural Engineer with a graduate degree in Construction Engineering andprofessional experience in preparation of hospital design, experienced in the design of structures inareas of high seismic risk, having experience in base isolation design foundation; Installation Engineer with a graduate degree in Installation Engineering and professional experience inpreparation of hospital architecture design and drawings; CostEngineerwith a graduate degree inEngineering/Economics and professional experience in preparation of analyticalestimates. The Ministry of Health would liketo contract a Consulting firm with demonstrated experience in hospital designing. All key experts of the Consulting team shallhaveat least 10 years of experience in the field of hospital planning. The Ministry of Health - Health Sector Reform ?Improving Health System Quality and Efficiency Project Management Unit now invites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") toindicate their interest in providing the Services. InterestedConsultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience toperform the Services. The shortlisting criteria are: General qualifications of the Consulting firm ? maximum 30 points; Specific experience of the Consulting firm in the field of the assignment ? maximum 50points; Availability of appropriate specialized staff to fulfill the assignment ? maximum 20points. It should benoted that at this point of time only a confirmation of availability of staff with the relevant qualification is required. No CVsare required, as theywill be evaluated at the time of evaluation of technical proposals ofthe short-listedconsultants. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grantsby the World Bank borrowers, datedJanuary 2011 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of ajoint venture or a subconsultancy toenhance their qualifications. Incase of a joint venture (JV), all members of the JV will be evaluatedjointly for the purpose ofshort listing and shall be jointly and severally liable for the assignment and shall sign the contract in case of award is made tothat JV group. The Consultants should clearly indicate whether the Expression of Interest is submitted as a joint ventureorotherwise. Unclear expressions of interests in terms of "in association with" and/or "in affiliation with" and etc. may not beconsidered for short listing. The experience and references of sub-consultants shall not be taken into account in the evaluation ofthe Expressions of Interest. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality Cost Based Selection (QCBS) method setout in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours (i.e. 10:00 to 17:00hours). Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or byfax, or by e-mail) by November 10, 2015 at 15:00hours localtime. Ministry ofHealth ? Health Sector Reform ? Improving Health Sector Qualityand Efficiency Project Management Unit Attn: Mr.Cristian Grasu, MrsAbibula Gabriela and Mrs Petrescu Eugenia 1-3, Cristian Popi?teanu Ent.,2nd floor, room 235, Sector 1, 010024, Bucharest, Romania Tel:0040213072686 Fax: 0040213072587 E-mail:cristian.grasu@ms.ro, gabriela.abibula@ms.ro, eugenia.petrescu@ms.ro

R2CF Valcea Water - Implementation Support for Green Energy Component

 | Published June 5, 2015  -  Deadline July 14, 2015
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Executing Agency (Client): SC Apavil SA Ramnicu Valcea The Client Contact Person: Mr Mihai Pradatu Sef Departament Tehnic Dezvoltare SC Apavil SA Valcea str. Carol 3-5, 240539, Ramnicu Valcea, Romania Phone: +40 756 207 543 Fax: +40 250 738 903 Email: mihai.pradatu@apavil.ro The EBRD Contact Person: Olesya Kerridge European Bank for Reconstruction and Development One Exchange Square London EC2A 2JN Tel: + 44 20 7338 6895 E-mail: kerridgo@ebrd.com Assignment Description: In October 2012, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “EBRD” or the “Bank”) signed the R2CF Valcea Water Project (the “Project”) with SC Apavil SA Ramnicu Valcea (the “Company”). The Bank’s loan of EUR 13.85 million to the Company is to co-fund an EU approved investment programmeof EUR 104.25 million designed to improve water and wastewater services in the county of Valcea in line with relevant EU directives, which is expected to result in significantly reduced water losses, optimised operating costs and expanded water supply and wastewater collection and treatment services. The loan comprises a tranche from the Bank, and a tranche funded by the Green Energy Special Fund (“GESF”) administered by the Bank. The key objective of the Project is to develop a sustainable water and wastewater system in the county of Valcea by improving the quality of the existing services and reducing the negative impact of wastewater discharges in line with EU standards. Energy efficiency components of the Project are expected to substantially improve the production efficiency of the Company by cutting energy costs and its environmental sustainability by reducing carbon emission by at least 6,000 tonnes/year. The objective of the GESF sub-component of the Project (the “GESF Sub-project”) is to improve the energy efficiency of Valcea water and wastewater operations. The Client intends to engage a consultant (the “Consultant”)to facilitate the timely and effective implementation of the GESF Sub-project by ensuring the GESF-funded components are well-prepared technically and tendered and contracted effectively. This will include support to the Company with design, procurement and disbursement, and environmental and social (E&S) requirements. In addition, the Consultant shall prepare a Feasibility Study which shall assess the economic viability for the development, implementation, and operation of a biogas based electricity generation facility based on the sludge and similar waste managed by the Company. The Consultant shall undertake the following tasks, inter alia: Provide support to the PIU of the Company for contract procurement, award and administration; Design and preparation of Technical Specifications; Oversee all activities and ensure that all procurement is carried out in accordance with EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules; Prepare the Feasibility Study for the development, implementation, and operation of biogas based electricity generation; Provide contract administration support; Supervise the works contracts and administration of the supply of goods contracts; Arrange timely disbursement under the contracts; Develop an exit strategy. You can access the full Terms of Reference for this Assignment here. Status of Selection Process: Interested firms or group of firms are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest. Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in mid 2015 and has an estimated overall duration of 16 months. Maximum Cost Estimate for the Assignment: USD 298,955 (exclusive of VAT). The Consultant must determine whether any indirect taxes/VAT are chargeable on the proposed services and state the basis for such. If any indirect taxes/VAT are payable, the Client will have to pay indirect taxes/VAT element to the services directly to the Consultant unless otherwise agreed. Eligibility: Eligibility is restricted to firms registered in Taiwan and the experts proposed must be of Taiwanese nationality. However, up to 30% of the total funds available for the assignment may be used to finance the services of other international and/or local experts. Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant should have previous project experience in design, administration and supervision of and procurement for similar HPPs, as well as in preparation of feasibility studies for the development, implementation, and operation of biogas based electricity generation. . Consultant’s team should include the following key experts (whose expertise can be supplemented by ad hoc/short-term support of experts in other disciplines as required) : “GESF Project” Manager; Hydroelectric Power Plants Design Engineer (Design); Biogas Power Plant Design Engineer; Financial Specialist; IFI Procurement and Contracts Specialist; Construction Supervision/FIDIC Engineer(s); Local Environmental and Social Specialist. The Consultant’s team will also include Administrative Assistant (s)/Translator(s). It is expected that the Consultant will engage a sufficient number of local engineers to support the international consultants (if applicable) in engineering supervision of multiple construction/works contracts. All experts should preferably have 7 years of experience of the activity for which they are proposed, including without limitation: have design and “GESF Project” management experience gained in countries with climatic conditions similar to the “GESF Project” sites; have construction and supply experience gained in countries with climatic conditions similar to the “GESF Project” sites; have experience in design of Micro Hydroelectric Power Plants and Biogas Power Plants; have experience in: (i) planning and design activities; (ii) assistance with planning and design activities; (iii) project management; (iv) project management assistance; (v) engineering; (vi) procurement of goods, works and services; have a good knowledge of procedures and rules of procurement of international financial institutions (or equivalent), such as the World Bank, or EBRD, and in FIDIC and/or World Bank/EBRD contractual arrangements; have a good knowledge of requirements of Romania legislation concerning construction, environment, health and safety, civil law applicable to the and public finance issues; good knowledge of the Romanian incentive schemes for renewable energy production and CO2 emissions. All members of the Consultant’s team should be fluent in English. The Consultant’s team should include experts fluent in Romanian. Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants seeking to be selected, the information submitted shall 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 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, Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet). Failure to provide the duly completed and signed Consultant Declaration may result in the applicant being disqualified from the selection process One original and one copy of the expression of interest, in English and in Romanian, shall be submitted to the Client in an envelope marked “EXPRESSION OF INTEREST for R2CF VALCEA WATER - IMPLEMENTATION SUPPORT FOR GREEN ENERGY COMPONENT”, to reach Client not later than the Closing Date specified in this notice. One further electronic copy in English and Romanian should be submitted to the EBRD’s contact person by the same due date. Important Notes: 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. Shortlisting criteria and respective weightings are: Firm’s previous project experience in design, administration and supervision of similar HPPs (30%) Firm’s previous project experience in preparation of feasibility studies for the development, implementation, and operation of biogas based electricity generation (10%) Firm’s previous project experience in procurement for similar HPPs (20%) CVs of key staff: GESF Project Manager, HPP Design Engineer, Biogas Power Plant Design Engineer, Procurement Expert, Financial Expert (40%)

Pitesti Urban Transport - Twinning Partnership

 | Published March 9, 2015  -  Deadline March 30, 2015
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THE NOTICE HAS BEEN AMENDED TO INCLUDE THE REQUIREMENT FOR ROMANIAN AND ENGLISH EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST THE CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST IS 30 MARCH 2015 at 17:00 hours Pitesti time. Public transport in Pitesti (the “City”), a city in central Romania, with a population of 155.4 thousand, an area of 40.7 km2, is provided only by buses. The existing rolling stock and related infrastructure are in a poor condition and incur high maintenance costs. The City’s strategy is to improve urban transport services in Pitesti and align it with EU regulations. In this respect, The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (“EBRD” or the “Bank”) has been asked to finance the modernisation of the bus fleet in the City of Pitesti by Publitrans SA Pitesti (the “Company”), the public transport operator, fully owned by the City (the “Project”). The investment will enable the Company to renew the rolling stock fleet, with 70 new buses which are compliant with EU emissions standards. Alongside the introduction of modern rolling stock and the modernisation effort, there will be two consultancy assignments: (1) a twinning partnership (the current assignment) which will assist the Company to review its existing operations and deliver a new business plan (the “Business Plan”) and a separate assignment, (2) the automated fare collection (“AFC”) consultancy, which will assist the Company to tender and implement a successful AFC system, expected to result in a significant revenue increase by reducing cash leakage inherent in all cash-based ticketing systems. It is anticipated that implementation of these two assignments will substantially complete the transformation of the public transport sector in Pitesti. Publitrans is seeking to retain a consulting firm (the “Consultant”) to act as a ‘twinning partner’ and assist them to deliver a new business plan (the “assignment”). Specifically, the objectives of this assignment are to support Publitrans management to review and deliver the Company’s Business Plan, implement related corporate, financial and operational improvements and amend the public service contract (“PSC”). The Consultant shall work in very close cooperation with the management of the Company in order to assist the Company in the following areas: A. Organisation and finance Adapt and implement an amended PSC between the Company and the City of Pitesti to comply with the EBRD and EU requirements; Support the Company’s management to prepare and implement the Business Plan and improve corporate governance; Deliver services within the framework of the new PSC with the City of Pitesti; Define and implement an activity-based cost-accounting system; Increase the farebox ratio through tariff adjustments and other financial improvement measures deemed necessary, once the new buses are in operation; Collaborate with external consultant (for the parallel assignment) to agree a study regarding best option to implement a new automated fare collection system; B. Operations Give guidance on data collection and analysis, to provide the basis for network and service restructuring in order to meet customers’ demands; Provide assistance with the design of new routes network to be introduced in 2017; Help develop and maintain operational and financial performance indicators; review the planning process, the preparation of bus route time-tables and the work schedules (rosters) for bus drivers C. Marketing Assist with the preparation of a detailed marketing plan (the “Marketing Plan”) that will aim to increase public transport ridership in Pitesti. The Marketing Plan should include a fare policy, the introduction of tourist passes, the distribution of tickets, the promotion via network maps and timetables, leaflets and brochures, advertising, corporate identity, and improvement of the bus stop information. Provide assistance in the preparation and implementation of passenger surveys to be carried out by the Company in order to determine levels of customer satisfaction. D. Management Provide capacity building of the Company’s staff (a key part of the Consultant’s work) through on-the-job assistance, staff-exchanges, workshops, visits and close collaboration. E. Training In addition, the Consultant will arrange formal training aimed at senior and middle-level managers to enable the Company to implement its Business Plan. The Consultant will organise one or more visits, as appropriate, to its premises/installations to illustrate state-of-the-art practices and provide reference points. Selection Process: Interested firms or group of firms are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest. Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in the first quarter of 2015 and has an estimated overall duration of 24 months. Maximum Budget available for the Assignment: EUR 150,000 (exclusive of VAT). The Consultant must determine whether any indirect taxes/VAT are chargeable on the proposed services and state the basis for such. If any indirect taxes/VAT are payable, the Client will have to pay indirect taxes/VAT element to the services directly to the Consultant unless otherwise agreed. Funding Source: Austrian Fund for Municipal Infrastructure Eligibility: Consultancy firms shall be entities registered in Austria and all experts proposed by the entity to work on the assignment must be either Austrian nationals or permanent residents of Austria. However, up to a maximum of 25% of the maximum contract amount may be used to finance services of local experts who are nationals of Romania or consultancy firms of Romania. Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant shall be a firm, or a group of firms with previous project experience related to: Public transport operating experience in more than one country or forming part of a group with such experience in more than one country, in at least similar sized cities. EU policy and legislative package in the field of urban transport, including AFC Public service contract models for Romanian transport operators. The Consultant’s expert team is expected to include the following key experts: i) a team leader who shall be an appropriately qualified professional with extensive experience in urban public transport and in implementing business plans ii) an expert in public transport management iii) an expert in operations planning iv) an expert in marketing v) an expert in management information systems and cost accounting. All experts need to have extensive job experience in more than one experienced public transport operating company, preferably in more than one country Submission Requirements: Corporate services are required. 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) brief overview of the firm/group of firms including company profile, organisation and staffing; (2) 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, assignment budget, percentage carried out by consultant in case of association of firms or subcontracting, 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 Contact Sheet, the template for which is available from the following web-link: http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet.doc (5) a copy of the Consultant's valid company registration certificate confirming that the firm is registered in the relevant jurisdiction. The expression of interest shall not exceed 25 pages (excluding CVs and contact sheet). One original and 3 copies of the expression of interest, in Romanian and one copy in English, shall be submitted to the Company in an envelope marked “EXPRESSION OF INTEREST for Pitesti Urban Transport Twinning Partnership”, to reach Company not later than 30 March 2015 at 17:00 hours Pitesti time. One further electronic copy in Romanian and one in English should be submitted to the EBRD’s contact person by the same due date. Company Contact Person: Daniela Torok, Project Manager 2L Depozitelor Street Pitesti City Arges County Romania E-mail: torok.daniela@publitrans2000.ro EBRD Contact Person: Angela Levitsky European Bank for Reconstruction and Development One Exchange Square London EC2A 2JN United Kingdom Tel: + 44 20 7338 6363 E-mail: LevitskA@ebrd.com 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. Evaluation criteria and respective weightings are: (a) firm’s experience with regard to operating a public transport company (30%) (b) firm’s international urban public transport operating experience (15%) (c) experience of lead professional in implementing business plans in urban public transport (15%) (d) qualifications of expert in public transport management (10%) (e) qualifications of expert in operations planning (10%), (f) qualification of expert in marketing (10%), (g) qualification of expert in management information systems and cost-accounting (10%);

Pitesti Urban Transport Project - Outsourcing of Automated Fare Collection System

 | Published March 12, 2015  -  Deadline April 9, 2015
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THIS NOTICE HAS BEEN AMENDED WITH SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMTION - SEE TYPE IN BOLD
 
THE NOTICE HAS BEEN AMENDED TO INCLUDE THE REQUIREMENT FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST TO BE SUBMITTED IN ENGLISH AND ROMANIAN
 
Executing Agency (Client):  The Publitrans SA Pitesti (the Company or Publitrans)
 
 Assignment Description:  Public transport in Pitesti (the “City”), a city in central Romania, with a population of 155.4 thousand, an area of 40.7 km2, is provided only by buses. The existing rolling stock and related infrastructure are in a poor condition and incur high maintenance costs. The City’s strategy is to improve urban transport services in Pitesti and align it with EU regulations. In this respect, The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (“EBRD” or the “Bank”) has been asked to finance the modernisation of the bus fleet in the City of Pitesti by Publitrans SA Pitesti (the “Company”), the public transport operator, fully owned by the City (the “Project”). The investment will enable the Company to renew the rolling stock fleet, with 70 new buses which are compliant with EU emissions standards.
 
Alongside the introduction of modern rolling stock and the modernisation effort, there will be two consultancy assignments: (1) a twinning partnership (a separate assignment) which will assist the Company to review its existing operations and deliver a new business plan (the “Business Plan”) and the current assignment, (2) the automated fare collection (“AFC”) consultancy, which will assist the Company to tender and implement a successful AFC system, expected to result in a significant revenue increase by reducing cash leakage inherent in all cash-based ticketing systems.
 
It is anticipated that implementation of these two assignments will substantially complete the transformation of the public transport sector in Pitesti.
Publitrans is seeking to retain a consulting firm (the “Consultant”) to assist them to tender and implement a successful AFC system for the City’s public transport operator. The selected consultant should recommend to the City the most appropriate means for the introduction of an AFC system for public transport.
 
The new system will facilitate:
(i) better operational control – both the public transport companies and the City are to be able to track exact passenger flows in real time, and thus optimise fleet numbers by route, saving further on operational costs for operators, which correlates directly into a reduction of operational subsidies from the City for public transport services;
(ii) lower labour costs for the Company – AFC allows for the elimination of some labour costs associated with conductors handling cash for paper tickets (though ticketing control agents are still needed typically depending on the physical layout of the AFC system for users while boarding and alighting); and
(iii) a higher quality service for users – this is achieved with ticketing integration across all modes, and can also eventually include parking services, municipal services and small purchases (through use of an ‘e-purse’ function).
 
The Consultant is expected to carry out the following tasks as described below, but not limited to:
  • Definition of the basic fare collection principles and ticket types and other auxiliary element;
  • Selection of type of ticketing system, the Consultant will complete a comprehensive report setting out the most appropriate type of ticketing system for the public transport system in Pitesti;
  • Determination of the Institutional and contracting strategy;
  • Preparation of a detailed procurement and implementation plan;
  • Preparation of detailed tender documents;
  • Provide assistance with the tender process;
  • Provide assistance with contract award;
  • Provide assistance for implementation supervision.
Selection Process: Interested firms or group of firms are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest.
 
Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in Q2 2015 and has an estimated overall duration of 18 months. 
 
Maximum Budget available for the Assignment: EUR 150,000 (exclusive of VAT).
 
The Consultant must determine whether any indirect taxes/VAT are chargeable on the proposed services and state the basis for such. If any indirect taxes/VAT are payable, the Client will have to pay indirect taxes/VAT element to the services directly to the Consultant unless otherwise agreed.
 
Funding Source: Taiwan Business - EBRD TC Fund
 
Eligibility: It is anticipated that this assignment will be financed through Taiwan Business – EBRD Technical Cooperation Fund. Eligibility is restricted to firms registered in Taiwan and the experts proposed must be of Taiwanese nationality. However, up to 50% of the total funds available for the assignment may be used to finance the services of other international and/or local experts.
 
Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant shall be a firm, or a group of firms with previous project experience related to:
1. AFC-related governmental contracts, for similar sized cities, preferably completed during the last five years, having brought new AFC technologies and sound business models into the Project;
2. EU policy and legislative package in the field of urban transport, including AFC.
 
The Consultant’s team is expected to include the following key experts:
  1. AFC public transport ticketing expert
  2. procurement expert
  3. legal expert (international and Romanian) (may be 2 persons, an expert in international law and an expert in Romanian legislation).
Submission Requirements: Corporate services are required. 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) brief overview of the firm/group of firms including company profile, organisation and staffing;
(2) 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, assignment budget, percentage carried out by consultant in case of association of firms or subcontracting, 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 Contact Sheet, (which does not need to be translated into Romanian) the template for which is available from the following web-link:
http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet.doc
(5) a copy of the Consultant's valid company registration certificate confirming that the firm is registered in the relevant jurisdiction.
The expression of interest shall not exceed 25 pages (excluding CVs and contact sheet).
 
One original and three copies of the expression of interest in Romanian, and one copy in English, shall be submitted to the Company in an envelope marked “EXPRESSION OF INTEREST for Pitesti Urban Transport Outsourcing of AFC”, to reach Company not later than 9 April 2015 at 17:00 hours Pitesti time.
 
One further electronic copy in English and Romanian should be submitted to the EBRD’s contact person by the same due date.
Company Contact Person:
Daniela Torok, Project Manager
2L Depozitelor Street
Pitesti City
Arges County
Romania
E-mail: torok.daniela@publitrans2000.ro
 
EBRD Contact Person:
Angela Levitsky
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
United Kingdom
Tel: + 44 20 7338 6363
E-mail: LevitskA@ebrd.com
 
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. Evaluation criteria and respective weightings are:
(a) firm’s experience with regard to AFC-related contracts for similar sized cities, preferably completed during the last 5 years, having implemented AFC technologies within a sound business model (30%)
(b) firm’s international urban public transport operating experience (15%)
(c) qualifications of AFC public transport ticketing expert (25%)
(d) qualifications of procurement expert with multilateral development institutions’ procurement rules (15%)
(e) qualifications of legal expert in payments and payment clearing legislation (15%)
 

Romania: Galati Urban Transport Rehabilitation Project – Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan

 | Published October 16, 2014  -  Deadline November 13, 2014
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Executing Agency (Client): The City of Galati Assignment Description: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the "EBRD" or the "Bank") intends to provide a loan to the City of Galati to fund the key investments in the urban transport sector and related infrastructure (the "Project"). The Project is financed by an up to EUR 22.6 million loan from the EBRD to the City. Galati, with a population of 250,000, is a significant commercial and industrial centre in southeast Romania, with the local economy related to steel processing (Mittal), ship manufacturing (Damen Shipyards) and adjacent industries. Galati has about 345 kilometres of streets in total. It is noted that the City has already completed the first phase of the urban infrastructure upgrade with a total amount of about EUR 14 million and has one project for Intelligent Traffic Management with a total value of EUR 4 million in implementation, -, co-financed from the European Regional Development Fund; however, there are still investment needs in the urban transport sector and related infrastructure. The Project consists of the following three components: a) Street and Water rehabilitation: b) Acquisition of 14 trolley buses; and c) Implementation of an Automated Ticketing System. The Europe 2020 Strategy for smart, inclusive and sustainable growth highlighted the importance of a modernised and sustainable European transport system for the future development of the Union and stressed the need to address the urban dimension of transport. A Communication from the Commission "Together towards competitive and resource-efficient urban mobility" was issued in December 2013 and sent to the European institutions aiming to encourage the Member States to take more decisive and better coordinated actions. The Annex to the COM (2013) 913 presents a concept for Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans ("SUMPs"). In January 2014, Guidelines for the development and implementation of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans were published in order to provide local authorities with concrete suggestions on how to implement strategies for urban mobility that build on a thorough analysis of the current situation, as well as a clear vision for the sustainable development of their urban area. The Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan concept considers the functional urban area and proposes that action on urban mobility is embedded into a wider urban and territorial strategy. Therefore, these Plans should be developed in cooperation across different policy areas and sectors (transport, land-use and spatial planning, environment, economic development, social policy, health, road safety, etc.); across different levels of government and administration; as well as with authorities in neighbouring areas – both urban and rural. The Romanian legislation (Law 350/2001 updated in December 2013 – on spatial and territorial planning and the related implementing norms) has included provisions on preparation of the mobility plans and approval system. The EU Regional Operational Programme -draft- 2014-2020, coordinated by the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration (“MRDPA”) includes a consistent component of urban development aiming to finance, among others, transport infrastructure, rolling stock, transport management systems. Nevertheless, the funds needed for improving the quality of urban areas and urban transport are about ten times more than the allocated budget for the programme. The SUMPs are a pre-requisite for applying/receiving UT EU funds during 2014-2020. In order to support the implementation of European requirements, under the MoU framework, EBRD is supporting the elaboration of 8 SUMPs for the main cities and their surrounding areas, namely: Bucharest-Ilfov, Iasi, Constanta, Brasov, Ploiesti, Craiova, Cluj si Timisoara. The 8 SUMPs are going to be finalised by July 2015. The EBRD are being consistent with the EU’s approach regarding urban transport and mobility, but also in view of ensuring correlation between sources of financing, the EBRD is supporting the City in the elaboration of its own SUMP. The planned purchase of 14 new trolley buses will improve the reliability and quality of public transport services for users and improve air quality through consistent reduction of carbon emissions. In order to accommodate the new trolley buses under the framework of the transport system for the City, a consultant (the "Consultant") is required to assist the City in developing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan for Galati (the "Plan") to ensure best-practice urban transport planning and to identify opportunities for the diversification of business activities with potential for private sector participation. The main objective of this assignment is to develop the SUMP that will enable the City to manage mobility to be compatible with European and national requirements and identify the future priority investments in the sector. The SUMP will be based on an Urban Transport Model (GIS support) using a software platform. The Plan aims to create sustainable urban transport system by addressing, at a minimum, the following objectives: Ensuring that the transport system is available and accessible to all, such that urban public facilities including public transport can provide services on an inclusive basis; Improving safety and security in all modes of transport and reducing the number of accidents; Reducing air and noise pollution, greenhouse gas ("GHG") emissions and energy consumption; Improving the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the transportation of persons, including defined sources of underlying funding and financing for such activities. This is understood to include both municipal and private transport providers; Contributing to enhancing the attractiveness and quality of the urban environment and urban design; Elaborate a general and specific set of indicators, regarding the mobility, socio-economic and urban development of the City, which will be monitored in evaluating the effectiveness of the Plan associated to the established objectives; Developing non-motorised modes and intermodal transport networks; Propose recommendations on Private Sector Participation ("PSP") opportunities in the provision of urban transport services in Galati municipality. A successful outcome of the assignment would be a Plan for Galati municipality, setting the context for phased investments for the period 2016-2030, agreed with regional and national authorities. The Consultant will support the approval of the plan by the local authorities. It is expected that the municipality will appoint a Counterpart Team aiming to develop and monitor the implementation of the 2016-2030 Plan on sustainable mobility and will seek to encourage the use of intermodal transport, as well as cycling and walking, discouraging private car use, especially for journeys to and from work. The Counterpart Team will assist the Consultant in data collection and will ensure the coordination of the Plan with other strategic documents, including the territorial planning documents, as requested by the Law 350/2001 updated in 2013 on territorial planning. The Counterpart Team will also support the Consultant in discussing the Plan with the experts in the field as well as with the civil society. Finally, the Plan has to be approved by the Technical Commission for territorial planning and the Commission for traffic and safety organised at the level of municipality, which will be mainly the responsibility of the Counterpart Team. Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in Q4 2014 and has an estimated overall duration of 6 months. Maximum Budget available for the Assignment: EUR 200,000 (exclusive of VAT). The Consultant must determine whether any indirect taxes/VAT are chargeable on the proposed services and state the basis for such. If any indirect taxes/VAT are payable, the Client will have to pay indirect taxes/VAT element to the services directly to the Consultant unless otherwise agreed. Funding Source: Shareholder Special Fund Eligibility: there are no eligibility restrictions Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms with proven experience in the urban transport sector The Consultant Team will include: Team Leader/Transport Planner Urban Planner / architect Transport Operations Specialist /Traffic Engineer Transport Modelling Expert Parking Policy Specialist Transport Economist /Financial Expert Legal Expert specialised in Public Transport Marketing Expert Environmental Expert Any expert proposed by the Consultant may take charge of more than one expert position listed above if he/she processes the relevant expertise and can provide sufficient references in similar projects. The following provides a list of preferred requirements. The Team Leader/Transport Planner should have: a background in Engineering and/or Transport Planning/Transport Economics with a minimum of ten years of experience in consultancy, preferably in Europe, in urban development projects. experience on the planning of public transport networks, including electricity powered rail based systems. already led a consultant team on one or several projects in the transport and urban mobility planning field. The Urban planner/architect should have: a minimum of five years’ experience in urban planning at local and metropolitan level. already led a consultant team on one or several projects in the urban planning field, with sustainable urban mobility planning components. The Transport Operation Specialist/Traffic Engineer should have: a minimum of five years’ experience in a public transport company and/or consultancy assignments in the public transport field and experience in traffic engineering, traffic management and traffic control, particularly in an urban environment. The Transport Modelling Expert should have: a minimum of ten years’ experience in operating four-step traffic model software in an urban environment. The Parking Policy Specialist should have: a minimum of five years’ experience in managing the parking policy in cities and/or in a consultancy firm. The Transport Economist/ Financial Expert should have: a minimum of five years’ experience in his field, preferably in Europe. The Legal Expert specialised in Public Transport should have: a minimum of ten years’ experience as a lawyer, including a minimum of five years in public/private partnership in the public transport field, in national and EU public transport legislation The Marketing Expert should have a: a minimum of five years’ experience in publicity, marketing and communication, preferably in the public transport area and in Europe. The Environmental Expert should have a: minimum of five years’ experience in environmental assessment, preferably in Europe, in particular referring to Strategic Environmental Assessment, assessment of the effects of certain plans and programmes on the environment (Directive 2001/42/EC) and Environmental Impact Assessment (Directive 85/337/CEE as amended) All experts should have good reporting skills in English (knowledge of Romanian language will be considered an advantage, particularly for the Team leader, the Legal Expert and the Environmental Expert) and be computer literate. At least 80% of the Consultant’s time should be spent in the beneficiary city. The Consultant shall be responsible for translating any document provided in Romanian language for the purpose of this study. Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants seeking to be selected, 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 20 pages (excluding CVs and contact sheet). One original and one copy of the expression of interest, in English, and two copies in Romanian, shall be submitted to the Client in an envelope marked “EXPRESSION OF INTEREST for Galati Urban Transport Rehabilitation Project – Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan”, to reach the Client not later than 13 November 2014 at 15:00 (Romanian time). The expression of interest should be submitted electronically by e-mail to the Client and to the EBRD Contact Person as well. One further electronic copy should be submitted to the EBRD’s contact person by the same due date. Important Notes: 1. The selection will normally be made from responses to this notification only. Consultants will not be asked to submit a proposal. The highest-ranked Consultant will be selected from a shortlist and be invited to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding. 2.The evaluation criteria are as follows: 1) Firm’s experience in urban transport projects, including specific experience sustainable urban mobility plans, preferably within the last 10 years - 30% 2) A firm with experience in urban transport internationally and in Romania - 20% 3) Experts’ CVs including relevant experience in the sector and team composition - 50%, fluency in Romanian and previous project experience in the country would be an advantage.

INT. NUTRIENT POLLUTION CONTROL (GEF) - P099528

 | Published February 11, 2015
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Consulting Services For The Development Of Technical And Economical Documentation For Investments In Communal Livestock Manure Storage And Handling Systems In 20 Communes Declared Nitrate Vulnerable Contract Award Consultingservices for the development oftechnical and economical documentation for investments in communal livestock manure storage andhandling systems in 20 communes declared Nitrate Vulnerable Zone ? 10/ LCS/2014 Names of all consultants who submitted proposals No. Consultants'names Country of origin 1. SC RomairConsulting SRL Romania 2. SCIntedevelopmentSRL Romania 3. S .CAquaproiect S.A Romania 4. RoughtonInternational Ltd England Technical points assigned to each consultant; No. Consultants'names Country of origin Technical Score 1. SC RomairConsulting SRL Romania 93,74 2. SCIntedevelopmentSRL Romania 90,56 3. S .CAquaproiect S.A Romania 83,90 4. RoughtonInternational Ltd England 83,00 Evaluated prices of each consultant Consultant'Name Evaluated prices(EUR) Prices with VAT(EUR) SC Romair Consulting SRL (Romania) EUR290,955.53 EUR 360,784.85 SC Intedevelopment SRL (Romania) EUR127,500 EUR 158.100 SC Aquaproiect S.A (Romania) EUR 214,419.78 EUR 265,880.52 Roughton International Ltd (England) EUR 158,300 EUR 196,292 Final point ranking of the consultants No. Consultants'names Country of origin Technical Score 1. SC RomairConsulting SRL Romania 93,74 2. SCIntedevelopmentSRL Romania 90,56 3. S .CAquaproiect S.A Romania 83,90 4. RoughtonInternational Ltd England 83,00 Name of the winning consultant and the price, duration, and summaryscope of thecontract Name: S.C.INTERDEVELOPMENT SRL Price: EUR 127,500.00 exclusive of taxes, plus EUR 30,600.00 representing the related VAT, resultingthe total amount of EUR 158,100.00. Duration:  The consultancy assignment is anticipatedto commence within one week from the signing of the contract and to be carried until April 30 2015, for preparation of thetechnical economical documentation from the contract effectiveness date. After that, the consultant will ensure the technical assistance during the construction period until final acceptance of the works. Summary scope ofthecontract: Theobjective of the assignment is the development of the technical and economicaldocumentation required by the Romanian legislation inforce for public investments subject to Minister Order approval, including the designdocumentation at the phases: (i)Feasibility Study and(ii)Technical Projectfor investments in communal manure storageand handlingsystems to promote better management of the livestock and household waste in a number of 20 localities identified as nitratesvulnerable zones (NVZs localities). Ministry of Environment, Waters andForests Project Management Unit ?Integrated Nutrients Pollution Control"

Galati Urban Transport Rehabilitation Project - Commercialisation of Local Road and Transport Services

 | Published November 11, 2015  -  Deadline December 9, 2015
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Executing Agency (Client): The City of Galati (the City) Project Description: The City of Galati, with a population of 250,000, is a significant commercial and industrial centre in southeast Romania, with the local economy related to steel processing (ArcelorMittal), ship manufacturing (Damen Shipyards) and adjacent industries. Galati has about 345 kilometres of streets in total. The City has already completed the first phase of the urban infrastructure upgrade with a total amount of about EUR 14 million, co-financed from the European Regional Development Fund; however, there are still investments needs in the urban transport sector and related infrastructure. The City of Galati (the City or the Client) has requested the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the EBRD or the Bank) to provide funding for the modernisation of urban roads and for an upgrade to related road and public transport management measures. The Bank is providing a RON 100 million (or EUR 22.6 m equivalent) to the Municipality of Galati, to finance key investments in the urban transport sector and related infrastructure. The Project’s objectives are to enhance the quality of public transport services and mobility of the citizens of Galati. The Project will finance the rehabilitation and performance-based maintenance arrangements of about 15 kilometres of streets, which are priority investments according to the City’s urban development plan. In addition, the Project will finance the acquisition of trolley-buses and the introduction of an automated fare collection system, both of which designed to improve the attractiveness of public transport for users. Assignment Description: The City requires experienced urban road specialists to support the delivery of improved road commercialisation measures in Galati. The City will engage a consultant (the Consultant) to assist with preparing an approach to local road commercialisation that seeks to derive value and revenues from its basic public road infrastructure based on the ‘user-pays principle’. The objective of the assignment is to provide the City with the design of a multi-year road maintenance plan, a road user charge scheme for HGV and other delivery fleets, a coordinated permit scheme for Galati’s streets and roads, and a parking fund in order to maximise the available resources for maintenance of the city’s road infrastructure for users. The Consultant's tasks will involve a mixture of discussions with the City, elaboration of documentation, and dialogue with various stakeholders within the private sector (logistics companies, merchants, others), the City and within the utility industry active in Galati street environment. The expert team will be highly experienced and skilled at managing multiple stakeholders and their diverse range of interests. The Consultant's tasks will include but not be limited to: Review the status of of road maintenance planning and funding and determine the optimal level of regular funding (from local, regional and national sources) needed to maintain the entire road network at good condition on a sustainable basis Support the City with commercialisation of the public transport company Develop road maintenance plan Develop integrated permit scheme Develop HGVs and delivery truck scheme for user charges Assist with parking fund creation Provide training support during system start-up phase. Status of Selection Process: Interested firms or group of firms are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest. Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in first quarter 2016 and has an estimated overall duration of 12 months. Maximum Budget available for the Assignment: EUR 200,000 (exclusive of VAT). The Consultant must determine whether any indirect taxes/VAT are chargeable on the proposed services and state the basis for such. If any indirect taxes/VAT are payable, the Client will have to pay indirect taxes/VAT element to the services directly to the Consultant unless otherwise agreed. Funding Source: Austrian Fund for Municipal Infrastructure. Eligibility: Consultancy firms shall be entities registered in Austria and all experts proposed by the entity to work on the assignment must be either Austrian nationals or permanent residents of Austria. However, up to a maximum of 25% of the maximum contract amount may be used to finance services of local experts who are nationals of Romania or consultancy firms of Romania. Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant shall be responsible for mobilisation of qualified engineers, technicians and other professional staff with the proven experience in the administrative management, procurement, design and supervision of similar construction works and acquiring of equipment for water and wastewater rehabilitation projects in comparable conditions. The Consultant shall demonstrate: Approximately 7 years of experience in similar assignments; Experience in in countries with similar environment (climatic, social, administrative and cultural) conditions; Experience in implementation of projects financed by Multilateral Development Banks or IFIs, Experience in road and street management in urban settings, and with specific experience on at least two other related consultancy contracts within the last 5 years. The Consultant will provide a team of Key experts with very good command of English with specific expertise as follows: Team Leader with background in transport planning and / or civil engineering; Public transport institutional expert with experience in road commercialisation projects; IT expert with experience of impementation of road transport systems; Legal experts, with specific understanding of the Romanian practices and contractual law regarding local road-related charges, fees and other taxes. It is expected that the Consultant will engage a sufficient number of local experts to enable the proper interaction with the City and with the local business environment. Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants 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 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 (e) A copy of the Consultant's valid company registration certificate confirming that the firm is registered in Austria. The expression of interest shall not exceed 25 pages (excluding CVs and contact sheet). One original and one copy of the expression of interest, in English, shall be submitted to the Client in an envelope marked “Galati Urban Transport Rehabilitation Project - Commercialisation of Local Road and Transport Services”, to reach Client not later than 15:00 at time (Romanian time). One further electronic should be submitted to the EBRD’s contact person by the same due date. The Client Contact Person: Mr Costel Hanta Director, Municipality of Galati Domneasca Str. 38, Galati, 800008, Romania Email: hanta.c@primaria.galati.ro Phone: +40 236 323136 The EBRD Contact Person: Larissa Gosling European Bank for Reconstruction and Development One Exchange Square, London EC2A 2JN Tel: + 44 20 7338 6338 Fax: +44 20 7338 7451 E-mail: GoslingL@ebrd.com Important Notes: 1. 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. Evaluation criteria and respective weightings are: (a) Firm’s experience in implementation of similar assignments in countries with similar environment (20%) (b) Firm’s experience in implementation of projects financed by Multilateral Development Banks or IFIs (20%) (c) Firm’s experience in road and street management in urban settings (20%) (d) Qualifications and experience of Key experts based on their CVs (40%).

Galati Urban Transport Rehabilitation Project - Automated Fare Collection

 | Published March 12, 2015  -  Deadline April 9, 2015
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Executing Agency (Client): The City of Galati (the City)
 
Assignment Description: 
The city of Galati, with a population of 250,000, is a significant commercial and industrial centre in southeast Romania, with the local economy related to steel processing (ArcelorMittal), ship manufacturing (Damen Shipyards) and adjacent industries. Galati has about 345 kilometres of streets in total. The City has already completed the first phase of the urban infrastructure upgrade with a total amount of about EUR 14 million, co-financed from the European Regional Development Fund; however, there are still investments needs in the urban transport sector and related infrastructure.
 
The City has therefore approached the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development with a request to provide funding for the modernisation of urban roads and for an upgrade to related road and public transport management measures. The Bank is considering providing a RON 100 million (or EUR 22.6 m equivalent) to the Municipality of Galati, to finance key investments in the urban transport sector and related infrastructure.
 
The Project’s objectives are to enhance the quality of public transport services and mobility of the citizens of Galati. The Project will finance the rehabilitation and performance-based maintenance arrangements of about 15 kilometres of streets, which are priority investments according to the City’s urban development plan. In addition, the Project will finance the acquisition of trolley-buses and the introduction of an automated fare collection system, both of which designed to improve the attractiveness of public transport for users.
 
The current fare collection system in the City is obsolete. The public system is based on  monthly paper passes and single fares collected as cash on-board by conductors. High cost and fare evasion along with ‘cash leakage’ are the primary shortcomings of the current system.
 
Whilst Transurb operation is established and every ticket issued is recorded, the private mini bus ticketing system is unstructured and unregulated and suffers from a number of issues as below:
  • Lack of detailed accounting of cash for each individual transaction
  • Significant loss of income caused by a cash-based ticket system
  • Lack of regulatory measures to police routes, frequency and compliance of route fuel theft
  • Non-payment of taxes on ticket revenue
  • Buses carrying more passengers than the legal limit
  • Buses exceeding safety standards
Given the financial position of Transurb and the need for a City subsidy of some €8 million/year, the City has embarked on reform of the urban transport sector that includes transport optimisation and improvement the company’s public transport operations. Given the current situation and following a study commission by Galati Municipality (available to the consultant), the City have decided to introduce an automated fare collection system.
 
The City plans to have an AFC system where users are issued with contactless smart cards carrying information with a stored value. It is planned that the card will be able to carry money, various public and private operated transport tickets and dedicated applications for access to other services including, parking zones or bicycle rental.
 
The cards will be available both personalised and none personalised.  Personalized cards will have a set of personal data printed on them to identify the card holder and give an access to certain pre-defined benefits, like discounts for public transport services.  Personalised cards will be issued and required for the groups of citizens entitled to free of charge public transport services.
 
According to the City’s plans, the new AFC system will allow the tracking of the public transport fleet. This will be used to monitor operator’s performance and to pay for the actual delivered services. It should enable the improvement of service quality by providing real time information to users on the expected arrival of vehicles at stops.
 
The Consultant will carry out the following tasks, inter alia:
  • Public Transport Sector Overview
  • Review of the Legal Analysis
  • Business Plan and Project Justification
  • Design and scope of the AFC System
  • Procurement Support
  • Contract administration support
Status of Selection Process: Interested firms or group of firms are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest.
 
Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in second quarter 2015 and has an estimated overall duration of 24 months.
 
Maximum Budget available for the Assignment: EUR 200,000 (exclusive of VAT).
The Consultant must determine whether any indirect taxes/VAT are chargeable on the proposed services and state the basis for such. If any indirect taxes/VAT are payable, the Client will have to pay indirect taxes/VAT element to the services directly to the Consultant unless otherwise agreed.
 
Funding Source: EBRD Shareholder Special Fund (“EBSF”)
 
Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.
 
Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant shall be responsible for mobilisation of qualified engineers, technicians and other professional staff with the proven experience in the administrative management, procurement, design and supervision of similar.
 
The Consultant shall demonstrate:
  • Experience in similar assignments in the past seven years;
  • Experience in countries with similar  environment (climatic, social, administrative and cultural)  conditions;
  • Experience in implementation of projects financed by Multilateral Development Banks or IFIs.
The Consultant will provide a team of qualified experts with very good command of English with specific expertise as follows:
 
  1. AFC Public Transport Ticketing Expert/Team Leader
  • very good current and demonstrated knowledge of AFC systems
  • experience in the design and implementation of at least two AFC contracts
  1. Procurement Expert
  • very good knowledge of procurement policies and rules of the Multilateral Development Banks (such as WB and EBRD)
  • experience in implementation of procurement activities - at least two projects financed the Multilateral Development Banks (such as WB and EBRD)
  • experience in the procurement of at least two contracts based on the World Bank Supply and Installation of Information Systems Two-Stage Tendering Standard Tender Documents
  1. Financial Expert
  • extensive finance and/or accounting experience.
  • good understanding of the Romanian financial and fiscal legislation, including public finance  
  • experience in the financial and clearing-house aspects of AFC systems or similar complex systems.
  1. Legal Expert (Romanian)
  •  qualifications from anaccredited university/law school.
  • extensive experience in the legal drafting of contracts under Romanian Commercial and Civil Code/Law
  • experience in the legal drafting of contracts for the operation and maintenance of out-sourced facilities; the experience in drafting contracts for the operation and maintenance of out-sourced AFC contracts will be considered a distinct advantage.
 
It is expected that the Consultant will engage a sufficient number of local experts to enable the proper interaction with the client and with the local business environment. 
 
Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants 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 Contact Sheet, the template for which is available from the following web-link:
 
The expression of interest shall not exceed 25 pages (excluding CVs and contact sheet).
 
One original and one copy of the expression of interest, in English, shall be submitted to the Client in an envelope marked “Galati Urban Transport Rehabilitation Project -
Automated Fare Collection”, to reach Client not later than 9 April 2015 at 14:00 (Romanian time).
 
One further electronic should be submitted to the EBRD’s contact person by the same due date.
 
The Client Contact Person:
Mr Costel Hanta
Director
Municipality of Galanti
Domneasca Str. 38, Galati, 800008, Romania
Phone: +40 236 323136
 
The EBRD Contact Person:
Larissa Gosling
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: + 44 20 7338 6338
Fax: +44 20 7338 7451
 
Important 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. Evaluation criteria and respective weightings are:
 
(a) Consultancy firm(s)’ experience in implementation of similar assignments in countries with similar environment (30%)
 
(b) Consultancy firm(s)’ experience in implementation of projects financed by Multilateral Development Banks or IFIs (30%)
 
(c) Qualifications and experience of Individual experts based on their CVs and team composition (40%)
 

Sibiu Urban Transport Streets Rehabilitation Project - Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan

 | Published August 14, 2015  -  Deadline September 11, 2015
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26/08/2015: Interested parties are invited to read a Clarification Document (seer link below) addressing a number of queries received in connection with this Procurement Notice and associated Terms of Reference. http://www.ebrd.com/documents/procurement/clarification-document-no-1.pdf 26/08/2015 Clarification: This Notice has been amended. Please see revised weightings of the shortlisting criteria. 17/08/2015 Clarification: the deadline time for submissions has been updated to 1pm (Sibiu time) on 11 September 2015. Executing Agency (Client): The City of Sibiu Samuel Brukenthal street, no.2, 550178, Sibiu, Romania e-mail: pms@sibiu.ro ; http://www.sibiu.ro Tel. 004-0269-208800, Fax. 0040-0269-208981 The Client Contact Person: Tatiana Stanese, Chief of PIU The Municipality of Sibiu Samuel Brukenthal street, no.2, 550178, Sibiu, Romania Email: piu@sibiu.ro ; ioana.leca@sibiu.ro Tel: 004-0269-208873 Fax: 0040-0269-208981 The EBRD Contact Person: Paula Alegria Senior Advisor, Technical Co-operation European Bank for Reconstruction and Development One Exchange Square London EC2A 2JN United Kingdom Tel: + 44 20 7338 7589 Fax: +44 20 7338 7451 E-mail: AlegriaP@ebrd.com Project Description: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the 'EBRD' or the 'Bank') intends to provide a EUR 15 million loan to the City of Sibiu (the 'City' or the 'Client' or 'Sibiu') to fund key investments in the urban transport sector and related infrastructure (the 'Project'). The Project will focus on street rehabilitation and a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan for the City. Assignment Description: The Client now intends to retain a consultant (the 'Consultant') to assist in developing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan for Sibiu (the 'Plan' or 'SUMP') to ensure best-practice urban transport planning and to identify opportunities for the diversification of business activities with potential for private sector participation (the 'Assignment'). The SUMP will: enable the City to manage mobility to be compatible with European and national requirements and identify the future priority investments in the sector; be based on an Urban Transport Model (GIS support) using a software platform. The City Hall of Sibiu has already a GIS support GEOMEDIA (Intergraph). The software platform for the Urban Transport Model (GIS support) must be adapted by the Consultant to the GIS support GEOMEDIA (Intergraph) existing at the City Hall of Sibiu; and refer to all modes and forms of transport around urban congestion, including public and private transport, passenger and freight, monitorized and non monitorized, moving or stopped transport systems. The Plan will provide a General Traffic Study for the City of Sibiu, including a specific part for the public transport sector. Overall, a successful outcome of the Assignment would be a Plan for Sibiu municipality, setting the context for phased investments for the period 2016-2030, in line with the regional and national similar plans in place. The Consultant will support the approval of the Plan by the local authorities. Consultants should refer to the Terms of Reference ('ToR') under the link below for a more detailed description of service requirements. http://www.ebrd.com/documents/procurement/48484-terms-of-reference.docx Status of Selection Process: Interested firms or group of firms are hereby invited to send submissions. Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in Q3 2015 and has an estimated overall duration of 6 months. It is important that the consultant can start work as soon as possible after appointment. Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 260,000 (exclusive of VAT). The Consultant must determine whether any indirect taxes/VAT are chargeable on the proposed services and state the basis for such. If any indirect taxes/VAT are payable, the Client will have to pay indirect taxes/VAT element to the services directly to the Consultant unless otherwise agreed. Funding Source: EBRD Shareholder Special Fund. 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 preferably previous project experience related to: the successful preparation of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans or a comparable nature, scale and complexity to the SUMP required under the Assignment; and public urban transport networks in comparable contexts. The Consultant's expert team is expected to include key experts as follows: Key Expert No. 1: Team Leader/Transport Planner with: a background in Engineering and/or Transport Planning/Transport Economics, preferably ten years or more of previous professional experience in consultancy, preferably in Europe, in urban development projects, previous professional experience on the planning of public transport networks, including electricity powered rail based systems, and previous professional experience in leading a consultancy team on one or several projects in the transport and urban mobility planning field. Key Expert No. 2: Urban planner/architect with: preferably five years or more of previous professional experience in urban planning at local and metropolitan level, preferably with sustainable urban mobility planning components. Key Expert No. 3: Transport Operation Specialist/Traffic Engineer with: preferably five years or more of previous professional experience in a public transport company and/or consultancy assignments in the public transport field, and previous professional experience in traffic engineering, traffic management and traffic control, particularly in an urban environment. Key Expert No. 4: Transport Modelling Expert with: preferably ten years or more of previous professional experience in operating four-step traffic model software in an urban environment. Key Expert No. 5: Parking Policy Specialist with: preferably five years or more of previous professional experience in managing the parking policy in cities and/or in a consultancy firm. Key Expert No. 6: Transport Economist/ Financial Expert with: preferably five years or more of previous professional experience in his field, preferably in the region. Key Expert No. 7: Legal Expert specialised in Public Transport with: preferably ten years or more of previous professional experience as a lawyer, including a minimum of five years in public/private partnership in the public transport field, preferably in Europe. Non-key experts are expected to include: Non-Key Expert No. 1: Marketing Expert with: preferably five years or more of previous professional experience in publicity, marketing and communication, preferably in the public transport area and in the region. Non-Key Expert No. 2: Environmental Expert with: preferably five years or more of previous professional experience in environmental assessment, preferably in Europe, in particular referring to Strategic Environmental Assessment, assessment of the effects of certain plans and programmes on the environment (Directive 2001/42/EC) and Environmental Impact Assessment (Directive 85/337/CEE as amended). All Key and Non-Key Experts should have good reporting skills in English and be computer literate. Knowledge of Romanian language will be considered an advantage, particularly for the Team leader and the Legal Expert. In order to maximise skills transfer to the Client and ensure the success of the Assignment, it is preferred that the majority (e.g. 80%) of the total of staff-month in the Consultant bid should be spent in the beneficiary city. Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants seeking to be selected, the information submitted should include the following: A. Technical Proposal A1. 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. A2. Company/group of firms' profile, organisation and staffing (max. 2-4 pages). A3. 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 (max. 15 pages). A4. 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. A5. A Work Plan outlining the plan for the implementation of the main activities/tasks of the Assignment, their content and duration, phasing and interrelations, milestones (including interim approvals by the Client), and tentative delivery dates of the reports. A6. Team Input (in the format included in Annex 1 to the ToR) indicating the number of working days allocated to the Assignment by each Key and Non-Key Expert. A7. Technical Approach and Methodology explaining the understanding of the objectives of the assignment as outlined in the ToR, the technical approach, the methodology for implementing the tasks to deliver the expected output(s), and the degree of detail of such output (max. 15 pages). B. Financial Proposal (in the format included in Annex 2 to the ToR) not exceeding the cost estimate provided in this procurement notice. Submission format: The complete submission (Technical and Financial proposal) must be inserted in an envelope/box clearly marked “SUBMISSION TO SIBIU URBAN TRANSPORT STREETS REHABILITATION PROJECT - SUSTAINABLE URBAN MOBILITY PLAN”. It must reach the Client and the EBRD at the addresses listed in this Procurement Notice and by the stated deadline date and time. The number of copies required are as follows: For the Client: Technical Proposal: four hard copies (English original, English copy, Romanian original and Romanian copy) and two soft copies (English version on a CD, Romanian version on a CD), and Financial Proposal: two hard copies (English original and Romanian original) and two soft copies (English version on a CD, Romanian version on a CD). The Financial proposal must be provided in a separate, sealed and clearly labelled envelope clearly marked with the warning and with a warning “DO NOT OPEN WITH THE TECHNICAL PROPOSAL.” For the Bank: Technical Proposal: two hard copies (English original and English copy) and one soft copy (English version on a CD), and Financial Proposal: one hard copy (English original) and one soft copy (English version on a CD). The Financial proposal must be provided in a separate, sealed and clearly labelled envelope clearly marked with the warning and with a warning “DO NOT OPEN WITH THE TECHNICAL PROPOSAL.” Important Notes: 1. This is a Selection from Shortlist procedure as envisaged in the EBRD's Procurement Policies & Rules. The selection will normally be made from responses to this notification only. The highest-ranked Consultant will be invited to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding. 2. The proposal validity period is 90 days from the deadline date for receipt of submissions. During this period, the Consultant shall maintain its original Proposal without any change, including the availability of the Key Experts, the proposed rates and the total price. 3. The award criteria and weightings will be as follows: Firm's previous project experience in the successful preparation of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans or a comparable nature, scale and complexity to the SUMP required under the Assignment (10%); Firm's previous project experience in public urban transport networks in comparable contexts (10%); CV of Key Experts No. 1 – 4 (20%); CV of Key Experts No. 5 – 7 (10%); Work Plan (10%); Team Input (10%); Technical Approach and Methodology (10%); and Financial Proposal (20%). 4. Public Opening of Financial Proposals After the technical evaluation is completed and the Bank has issued its no objection (if applicable), the Client shall inform in writing to all Consultants who submitted a proposal the date, time and location for the opening of the Financial Proposals. The Consultant's attendance at the opening of the Financial Proposals is optional and is at the Consultant's choice. Minutes of the Opening of the Financial Proposals will be circulated to all Consultants invited to the opening. Only those submissions which score 80% or more of the total marks available for the technical criteria (a-g inclusive) will be eligible to have their financial proposals opened. 5. Evaluation of Financial Proposals The lowest evaluated Financial Proposal (Fm) is given the maximum financial score (Sf) of 20. The formula for determining the financial scores (Sf) of all other Proposals is calculated as following: Sf = 20 x Fm/F, in which “Sf” is the financial score, “Fm” is the lowest price, and “F” the price of the proposal under consideration.

INTEG NUTRIENT POLLUTION CONTROL - P093775

Ministry of Environment and Climate Change | Published August 13, 2015  -  Deadline August 27, 2015
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Consultancy Services For Preparation Of The Impact Assessment For The Integrated Nutrient Pollution Control Project REQUEST FOREXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST ROMANIA INTEGRATEDNUTRIENT POLLUTION CONTROL PROJECT Consultancy Services for Preparation of theImpactAssessment for the Integrated Nutrient Pollution Control Project ? 32/CQ/2015 Loan No.4873-RO TF No.058040-RO Project ID No. P093775 The Government of Romania has received financing from the World Bank towardthe cost of the Integrated Nutrient Pollution Control Project. The overalldevelopment objective of the Project is to support the Government of Romania tomeet the EU Nitrates Directive requirements by reducing nutrient discharges towater bodies, promoting behavioral change at the communal level andstrengthening institutional and regulatory capacity. The implementing agency of the Project,the Ministry of Environment, Water and Forests(MoEWF), through the INPC Project Management Unit (INPC-PMU) (the Employer) intends to use a part of theProject's funds for thepreparation of the Impact Assessment for the "Integrated NutrientPollution Control Project". Theobjectives of the present assignment will be to undertake and prepareanintermediate impact assessment andlessons learnt report regarding the Project interventions and investments, whichwould be the basis for the Borrower Implementation Completion and ResultsReport (Borrower ICR). TheProject impact assessment will be conducted as a systematic analysis of thelasting and significant changes (intended or not, positive or negative), atenvironmental, social and economical levels, brought about by the Projectinvestments, actions and interventions. TheProject impact assessment will be designed as to meet its purpose of ex-postevaluation of the Project results, and will clearly bring out the lessonslearnt  to be used  for future intervention in this area and to determine what are themostsuitable interventions/approaches/methods/implementation arrangementsforreplication and scale-up. Consequently, the assignment will have two keyobjectives: Providingimpact assessment ofthe supported interventions ,PDO and intermediate outcome indicators.; Developing agood understandingof the lessons learnt to be considered in the design of the new interventionsand policies. The Consultant will be a consultancy company, research institute,university, NGO or joint ventures of various types of potential suppliers withthe following profile and experience: Experience in conducting project impactassessments ? minimum 3 projects; Experience in elaboration ofstudies in the field of environment, agro-environment, agriculture and ruraldevelopment consultancy, of at least 5 years; Haveprevious experiences in collecting data at local, basin and  national level, workingwith variousstakeholders, including farmers, dealing with authorities at local and centrallevel; Experience in studies for WorldBank projects is an advantage. The Ministry of Environment, Water and Forests nowinvites eligible consultants to indicate their interest in providing theservices. The Expressions of Interest must provide informationindicating that the Consulting firm is qualified to perform the abovementionedservices, respectively: - general information: core business and years inbusiness, address, contacts, number and country of registration; presentationof services provided, references; - specific information on the consulting firm experiencein the field of the assignment:experience in conducting project impactassessments; experience in elaboration of studies in the field of environment,agro-environment, agriculture and rural development consultancy; experiences incollecting data at national level, working with various stakeholders,includingfarmers; experience in studies for World Bank projects. - information regarding the availability of appropriatespecialized staff for the assignment: description of the team proposed to carryout the assignment, qualifications and expertise of key staff, years ofprofessional expertise. Consultants may associate to enhancetheir qualifications. The "association"may take the form of a Joint Venture or a sub consultancy. In case ofa JointVenture (JV), all members of the JV will be evaluated jointly for thepurposeof short listing and shall be jointly and severally liable for the assignmentand shall sign the contract in case of award is made to that JV group.Interested consultants should clearly indicate the structure of their"association" and the duties of the partners and sub consultants in theirapplication. Unclear expression of interests in terms of "in association with"and/or "in affiliation with" and etc. may not be considered for shortlisting.Keeping one expression of interest per firm as principle, a consultant firm maydecide whether it wishes to participate as a sub consultant or as an individualconsultant or as a partner in a joint venture. Please note that a firm shallsubmit only one EOI in the same selection process either individuallyas aconsultant or as a partner in a joint venture. No firm can be a sub consultantwhile submitting an EOI individually or as a partner of a joint venture in thesame selection process. A firm, if acting in the capacity of sub consultant inany consultant or JV, may participate in more than one consultant, but only inthe capacity of a sub consultant." The Consulting firm will be selected using CQ method (Qualitybased Selection) in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines:Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers, May2004. Interested consultants may obtain further information atthe address below during office hours, from Monday to Thursday - 0900to 1600 hours and Friday - 0900 to 1400hours. Expressions of interest must be written in Englishlanguage and have to be delivered to the address below by August 27th , 2015,  1600 hours, local time.Expressionsof Interest received by e-mail are accepted. Ministry of Environment, Waterand Forests Integrated Nutrient PollutionControl Project Management Unit Attn: Mrs. Naiana MILEA, PMU Director Mrs. Manuela CIUTAC procurementspecialist 12, Libertatii Blvd.,Sector 5 City: BucharestZIP Code: 040129 Country: Romania Tel:+40-21-408-95-65 Fax: +40-21-317-04-03 E-mail: manuela.udroiu@mmediu.ro

INTEG NUTRIENT POLLUTION CONTROL - P093775

Ministry of Environment Waters and Forest | Published November 2, 2015  -  Deadline November 16, 2015
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Consulting Services For Contract Administration And Supervision Of The Works Execution For Manure Storage And Management Platforms In 20 Localities Included In The Project REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONSOF INTEREST ROMANIA INTEGRATED NUTRIENT POLLUTIONCONTROL PROJECT Consultingservices for Contract administration and supervision of the Works execution formanure storage and management platforms in 20 localities included in the project LoanNo.4873-RO TF No.058040-RO ProjectID No. P093775 Referenceno. 35/CQ/2015 The Government of Romania has received financingfrom the World Bank toward the cost of the Integrated Nutrient PollutionControl Project (INPCP). The overall development objective of the Project is tosupport the Government of Romania to meet the EU Nitrates Directiverequirements by reducing nutrient discharges to water bodies, promotingbehavioral change at the communal level and strengthening institutional andregulatory capacity. Part of the proceedsof the Project will beallocated to finance consultancy for Contract administration and supervision ofthe Works execution of the Works execution for manure storage and managementplatforms in 20 localities included in the project. The Services tobe provided by theConsultant are: to act as theProject Manager fora number upto twenty  (20) contracts, for worksfor manure storage and management platforms in 20  nutrient vulnerable zones(NVZs)  included in the project ( seeAnnex no.1) to act as theSite Supervision Engineer ? "Dirigintede ?antier" - underconditions of contract and all Romanian regulations in force to ensure theproper supervision of the works execution and the Contractsadministration, approving the materials, equipment and workmanship etc.; to ensureproper accounting and recording of the progress of the Works andtoprovide reports as required by the Client. providedocumentations for obtaining water and environmental operation permits foreach of the 20 investments in accordance with the requirements of OM 1798/2007for issuing environmental permit and of OM 873/2012 for issuing water permit; Tentatively,it is expected that the Consultant to carry out the services for a periodof  18 months in accordance with everyworks contract period, respectively: 1 month prior the commencement of worksfor every contract, 3 months during the execution of the works, 12 monthsduring the defects remediation period, and 2 months after completion ofworks. Theassignment shall be carried out by a qualified Consultant with in-depthexperience in works supervision in the field of civil engineering andrelatedinfrastructure, including but not limitedto, quality control of materials, works, equipment and workmanship, properrecording of the progress of works, certification of interim and final paymentsto the contractor(s), etc. TheConsultant shall ensure full, uninterrupted supervision services overthe 3months construction period, covered by an appropriate team of supervisionstaff. Notwithstanding, for the rest of the assignment, the Consultant shallprovide the adequate personnel, periodically stationed on site as an absoluteminimum required by the related legislation. Providedthat the basic specified minimum staff requirements are met, the Consultant isfree to propose the supervision structure that they think well fits the projectrequirements. Inaddition to the team of mentioned Key Personnel, the Consultant shallassessand provide the necessary supporting field and office team to be assigned tothe contract. The Consultant must also take intoaccount the provisions of the Romanian Law 10/1995 ? "QUALITY IN CONSTRUCTIONS"as modified through the Law 177/2015, regarding the presence of certified staffrequired for site supervision of the construction works. Thelocal supervisor/supervisors and site inspector/inspectors must be authorizedunder Romanian law to carry out their respective duties and activities. TheConsultant shall ensure that their proposed team is duly qualified and able tosupervise and inspect all aspects of the construction work. Theconsultant should be authorized to elaborate documentations for obtaining waterpermits by the competent authority of Romania (MO 1671/2007 for the approval ofthe rules regarding the organization of the certification of the public orprivate institutions specialized in developing applications for requesting theagreement and authorization for water management) and will have experience inpreparing the documentation for obtaining environmental operation permits. Incase the consultant is not authorized to elaborate documentations forobtainingwater permits, the team of experts proposed by the consultant should include anindividual authorized expert. TheMinistry of Environment, Water and Forests now invites eligible consultants toindicate their interest in providing services related to Contract administration andsupervision of the Works execution formanure storage and management platforms in 20 localities included in theproject The Expressions of Interest must provide informationindicating that the Consulting firm is qualified to perform the above-mentionedservices, respectively: general information: core business andyears in business, address, contacts, number and country of registration;presentation of services provided, references - 25 pct; specific information:  description of previoussimilar projects  proving the experience in the area of buildings construction and theirrelated infrastructure and supervision of such works - 40 pct; informationregarding the availabilityof appropriate specialized staff for the assignment: description of the teamproposed to carry out the assignment, qualifications and expertise ofkeystaff, years of professional expertise - 35 pct. Consultants may associate to enhance their qualifications. The "association"may take the form of a Joint Venture or a sub consultancy. In case ofa JointVenture (JV), all members of the JV will be evaluated jointly for thepurposeof short listing and shall be jointly and severally liable for the assignmentand shall sign the contract in case of award is made to that JV group. Interestedconsultants should clearly indicate the structure of their "association" andthe duties of the partners and sub consultants in their application. Unclearexpression of interests in terms of "in association with" and/or "inaffiliation with" etc. may not be considered for short listing. Keeping oneexpression of interest per firm as principle, a consultant firm may decidewhether it wishes to participate as a sub consultant or as an individualconsultant or as a partner in a joint venture. Please note that a firm shallsubmit only one Expression Of Interest in the same selection process eitherindividually as a consultant or as a partner in a joint venture. No firm can bea sub consultant while submitting an EOI individually or as a partnerof ajoint venture in the same selection process. A firm, if acting in thecapacityof sub consultant in any consultant or JV, may participate in more than oneconsultant, but only in the capacity of a sub consultant." Theattention of interestedConsultantsis drawn to paragraph 1.11 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection andEmployment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers,  edition  May 2004("ConsultantGuidelines"),setting forth the World Bank's policy on eligibility. TheConsulting firm will be selectedusing CQSmethod (Selection Based on Consultant Qualifications) in accordance with theprocedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment ofConsultants by World Bank Borrowers May2004. Interested consultants may obtain furtherinformation at the address below during office hours, from Monday to Thursday -900 to 1600hours and Friday ? 900 to 1400 hours. Expressions of interest have to be delivered to theaddress below, in English or Romanian, by November 16 2015,1700 hours, local time.Expressions of Interest received by e-mail address are accepted. Ministry of Environment, Waterand Forests IntegratedNutrient PollutionControl Project Management Unit Attn: Mrs. Naiana MILEA, PMU Director Mrs. Manuela (UDROIU) CIUTAC,procurement specialist 12, Libertatii Blvd., Sector 5, 2nd Floor,Room 304 B City:Bucharest ZIP Code: 040129 Country:Romania Phone: + 40-21-408-95-65. Fax: +40-21-317-04-03 E-mail:manuela.udroiu@mmediu.ro Annex no. 1 List of Construction Works subject tothe assignment No. Communa County 1 Suli?a Boto?ani 2 B?ile?ti Dolj 3 Hâr?ova Constan?a 4 MirceaVod? Constan?a 5 M?t?saru Dâmbovi?a 6 ?epu Gala?i 7 ?ân??reni Gorj 8 P?tulele Mehedin?i 9 Vânjule? Mehedin?i 10 H?n?e?ti Suceava 11 Cajvana Suceava 12 Fr?t?u?iiNoi Suceava 13 Orbeasca Teleorman 14 Islaz Teleorman 15 Jurilovca Tulcea 16 MihaiBravu Tulcea 17 F?lciu Vaslui 18 BistritaBargaului BistritaNasaud 19 Ciochina Dambovita 20 Greci Tulcea