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KG Financial Sector Development Project - P125689

Financial Sector Development Project coordination unit | Published September 23, 2015  -  Deadline October 9, 2015
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Capacity Building In Financial Management For Kyrgyz Post Office REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES - FIRM SELECTION) Kyrgyz Republic Financial Sector Developmentproject Credit No./ Grant No.: IDA50670-KG/H7600-KG Assignment Title:Capacity Building in Financial Management for Kyrgyz Post Office Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): FSDP/CS/2.2.2/2015 The Kyrgyz Republic has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the FinancialSector Development project (FSDP), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services to advance financial inclusionin the KyrgyzRepublic by leveraging the usage of the post offices. The project includes as main component to expand the delivery offinancial services via the network of the Kyrgyz Post Office. A part of the funding will be applied for Technical Assistance tobuild capacity in the financial management of the Kyrgyz Post Office (KPO). Other components in the FSDP include capacity buildingin commercial management of financial services and upgrading the business processes with modern technology KPO is a currently a state-ownedentity under the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) earmarked to become a Joint Stock Company . KPO has the potentialto play a significant role in expanding access to basic financial services with a countrywide network of 920 buildings of which 870post offices with 684 of them located in rural areas. KPO's current range of financial services is mainly limited to cash paymentswithin the Kyrgyz Republic. The processing is often carried out manually by means of paper-based documentation. These paymentsservices include: 1) cash distribution of state pensions and social welfare payments; 2) cash collection for bills from publicutilities, telecommunications companies, taxes, police fines;3) agency services for banks, insurers, microfinance institutionsandmoney transfer operators and 4) person to person money transfers, including domestic and international postal money orders.However, KPO lacks sufficient financial management capabilities, skills and instruments to expand the delivery of basic financialservices. KPO needs technical assistance to build up the basic elements of financial management required for KPO to operate withintheformal financial sector and to facilitate the corporate reform to transform KPO from a state enterprise under the Ministry ofTransport andCommunications of the Kyrgyz Republic into a Joint Stock Company, themain shareholder of which will be the StateProperty Management Fund under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic. The consulting services ("the Services") required include strengthening the financial management capacity of the Kyrgyz Post Office (KPO) as part of itson-going corporate reform, resulting in improved corporate governance,enhanced transparency in accountability based on IFRSreporting; as well as improved compliance with financial sector regulations. The project includes capacity building in the following subcomponents: Strengthening the Centralized Asset Management System; Upgrading the Accounting System and Chart of Accounts ; Strengthening of planning, budgeting and control functions; Enhancing the Internal Audit Function, Internal Controls, Transparency and Disclosure; Establishing a Central Treasury and Cash Management Functions ; Setting up a Risk Management function ; Implementation of a centralized payroll system and improvement of human resourcemanagement practice (HRM ); Support in preparation for application of licensing by the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic as Non-Bank FinancialInstitution; Assistance in the on-going process of corporatization of the KyrgyzPost Office asa joint stock company Durationof the assignment is 24 months. TheProject coordination unit under the State enterprise "Kyrgyz Post Office" now invites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") toindicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they havethe required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. Theshortlisting criteria are: relevant competences in advisoryand consulting in capacity building of financial management in particular : in State Owned Enterprises, or Posts, and in the area of providing financial services involvedin corporate transformation

KG Financial Sector Development Project - P125689

Financial Sector Development Project coordination unit | Published September 23, 2015  -  Deadline October 19, 2015
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Capacity Building In Financial Services Management For Kyrgyz Post Office REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OFINTEREST (CONSULTINGSERVICES - FIRM SELECTION) Kyrgyz Republic FinancialSector Development project Credit No./Grant No.: IDA 50670-KG/H7600-KG Assignment Title: Capacity Building in Financial ServicesManagement for Kyrgyz Post Office ReferenceNo. (as per Procurement Plan):FSDP/CS/2.2.3/2015 The Kyrgyz Republic has receivedfinancing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Financial Sector Development project(FSDP), and intends to apply part of theproceeds for consulting services to advance financial inclusion in the Kyrgyz Republic by leveraging the usage of the post offices.The project includes as main component to expand the delivery of financial services via the network of theKyrgyz Post Office. Apart of the funding will be applied for Technical Assistance to build capacity in the management of financial services  of the Kyrgyz Post Office (KPO). Other components intheFSDP include capacity building in financial management and upgrading the business process with moderntechnology. KPO is a state-owned entity under the Ministry of Transport andCommunications (MOTC) with the potential to play a significant role in expanding access to basic financial services with acountrywide network of 920 buildings of which 870 post offices with 684 of them located in rural areas. KPO's current range offinancial services is mainly limited to cash payments within the Kyrgyz Republic. The processing is  often carried out manually by means of paper-based documentation. Theseservices include: 1) cash distribution of state pensions and social welfare payments; 2) cash collection of bills for publicutilities, telecommunications companies, taxes, police fines; 3) agency services for banks, insurance companies, microfinanceinstitutions and money transfer operators and 4) person to person money transfers including domestic and international postal moneyorders. However, KPO lacks sufficient commercial management capabilities, skills and tools to expand the delivery of basicfinancial services. The consulting services ("theServices") required include capacity building for financial servicesmanagement of the Kyrgyz Post Office, including sales & marketing management and business development resulting in at least ten(10) new agreements for the provision of financial services via post offices, and implement at least four (4) pilots for  improved or expanded financial services. The project includes capacity building in the following: Preparation of business planning ; Business unit build up; Business Development and Customer Relationship Management (CRM); Training; Piloting of financial services. Durationof the assignment is 24 months. The Project coordination unit under the State enterprise "KyrgyzPost Office" now invites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. InterestedConsultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to performthe Services. The shortlisting criteria are: relevant competences in advisory and consulting in capacity building of (marketing and business) management of retailfinancialservices and payments/remittances; practical and recent experience in working withretail networks, payment service providers or postal institutions providing financial services evidenced in successful completionof at least 3 relevant assignments in the past 5 years; being familiar with the Kyrgyz financial sector . The attention of interested Consultants isdrawn to paragraph 1.9 and 1.11 of the World Bank's Guidelines:Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World BankBorrowers, January 2011 ("Consultant Guidelines"), settingforth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest and eligibility. Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a subconsultancy to enhance theirqualifications. All the members of the joint venture shall be jointly and severally liable for the entire assignment. However, theexperience of sub-consultants will not be considered while short-listing. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality- and Cost-Based Selectionmethod set outin theConsultant Guidelines. Furtherinformation can be obtained at the address below during office hours: 9:00 to 18:00 of local time KGT. Expressions of interest must be delivered in awritten form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) in English by October 19, 2015, 17:00 of local time KGT. Interested Consultants are welcomed to provide their expressions of interest on no more than 25 pagesand to add to their documentation a version in the Russian language. Failure to meet this requirement would not lead to rejectionof Consultant's expression of interest. FinancialSector Development Project coordination unit Attn: Mr.Zhunus Kalberdiev, Project Manager 227, Chui ave., office201 720001, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic Tel: +996 312 61 10 02 +996 312 61 0386 Fax:+996 312 61 1003 E-mail: procurement@fsdp.kg office@fsdp.kg

KG Financial Sector Development Project - P125689

 | Published April 14, 2016
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Capacity Building In Financial Services Management For Kyrgyz Post Office Publication of Awards of Contract Title of Consulting Services: Capacity building in financial services management for Kyrgyz PostOffice (FSDP/CS/2.2.3/2015) (a) the names of all consultants in the shortlist 1.            JV Grant Thornton CJSC (Armenia) and Grant Thornton LLC (Kyrgyz Republic); 2.            WSBI (World Savings and Retail Banking Institute) ? Belgium (b) the overall technical scores and scores assigned for eachcriterion and sub-criterion to each consultant Consultants' Names JV Grant ThorntonCJSC (Armenia) andGrant Thornton LLC (Kyrgyz Republic) WSBI (World Savingsand Retail Banking Institute) ? Belgium Criteria Experience 6.40 5.77 Methodology 29.74 23.90 Keystaff 41.64 36.99 Localinput 2.56 8.08 Total 80.35 74.74 Ranking I II (c) the prices offered by each consultant as read out and as they have been evaluated; (d) the finalcombined scores and the final ranking of the consultants Consultants' Names Total price of Consultant's financial proposal JV Grant Thornton CJSC (Armenia) and Grant ThorntonLLC (Kyrgyz Republic) USD 674 434,00 including local indirect taxes WSBI (World Savings and Retail Banking Institute) ?Belgium USD 679 810,00 including local indirect taxes (d) the final combined scores and the final rankingof the consultants Consultants' Names Technical score Financial score Combined score Ranking JV Grant Thornton CJSC (Armenia) and Grant ThorntonLLC (Kyrgyz Republic) 80.35 100 86 I WSBI (World Savings and Retail Banking Institute) ?Belgium 74.74 99.21 82 II (e) the name of the successful consultant and the total price, duration, and summary scope of thecontract JV Grant Thornton CJSC (Armenia) and Grant Thornton LLC (Kyrgyz Republic) -USD 674434,00 including local indirecttaxes

KG Financial Sector Development Project - P125689

National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic | Published April 14, 2016  -  Deadline June 17, 2016
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The Supply, Installation And Support Of Informational-analytical System For The National Bank Of The Kyrgyz Republic Invitation for Bids (IFB) April 8, 2016 Kyrgyz Republic Financial Sector DevelopmentProject Credit No. /Grant No. 50670-KG/H7600-KG IFB Title: The supply, installation and support of Informational-analytical system for the NationalBankof the Kyrgyz Republic. IFB ?:FSDP/ICB/1.1.1/2016 1.        This Invitation for Bids (IFB) follows the General Procurement Notice (GPN) for this project that appeared in UNDB onlineon January 16, 2014. 2.         TheKyrgyz Republic has received a credit/grant from the International Development Association toward the cost of Financial Sector Development Project (FSDP). It intends to apply part of theproceeds of this credit/grant to payments under the Contract for supply, installation and supportof Informational-analytical system for the National Bank of the KyrgyzRepublic (NBKR). 3.        National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic serves as the implementingagency for theproject and now invites sealed bids from eligible Bidders for the supply, installation and support of Informational-analytical system (IAS). 4.        Bidding will be conducted using the International Competitive Bidding (ICB) procedures specified in the World Bank'sGuidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits, edition of January 2011, revised July 2014, and is open to all Bidderseligible as defined in these Guidelines, that meet the following minimum qualification criteria: 1. The implementation ofcontinuous operations in the past 10 (ten) years in the field of IT-development of automated systemsof industrial grade, intended for the financial sector andpublic authorities. 2. The bidder musthave experience implementing inthe following products/solutions: - ExtractTransforming and Loading(ETL); - Date Ware House (DWH); - Business Intelligence (BI); - Anti - Money Laundering  (AML). In this case, the number of implementations isconsidered on the basis of the installation and configuration of any of the above products and shall be in the aggregate not lessthan 15 (fifteen) organizations, such as banks, government statistical bodies and state bodies in combating terrorism financing andlegalization (laundering) of criminal incomes. 3.                 The bidder must have experience  in implementation of common corporatestatistical data warehouse (DateWareHouse) at Central banks, comprising three parts: ETL,BI and AML(software), have widelyinstalled on server hardware in support of system private organizersolutions to build the united corporate statistical datawarehouse atleast in 2 (two) of the following areas (minimum 2 (two) signed contracts over the last 10 (ten)years): ? Development, monitoring and forecasting ofmonetary policy based on statistical and econometric tools and models. ? Monitoring, analysis and prevention of risks and threats to the stability of the financial system in accordance with theprinciples of the Basel Committee, the IMF standards on financial stability and the FATF. ? Monitoring, analysis andprevention of risks and threats to the stability of the payment system. ? The balance ofpayments according to IMF standards and other    publications: Annual report,Financial Sector Stability Report, Bulletin. In the case of the lack of experience at the Central Bank to specifythe experience ofimplementing the National Statistics Committee. ?Dissemination of statistical information on the financial and external sectors according tothe standards of the Special Data Dissemination       StandardsInternational Monetary Fund. 4.  Thus, the successfulimplementation of the AML module(system for countering terrorism financing and legalization (laundering) of crime proceeds),proposed by the bidder should be not less than5 (five) organizations, 2 (two) of which must be the Central (National) banks orgovernment agencies responsible for combating terrorism financing and legalization (laundering) of criminalincomes. 5.        Equity of the Participant must be equivalent to 5 (five) million US dollars in accordance with the audited financialstatements for the last financial year. 6.        The average annual turnover of the bidder should be equivalent to 10 (ten) million US dollars during the last 3 (three)financial years. 7.        The audited financial statements of the Participant for the last 3 (three) financialyears. 8.        The participant must not be in bankruptcy, liquidationand reorganization (merger, separation) at the time of submissionof the bid. 9.        No debt over the past two years (must submit a certified statement from the appropriate authority of the country of thebidder about the absence of debts to the budget for taxes/fees and insurance premiums). 10.    The availability of local partner(s) who work(s) on the Customer site and in accordance with the legislation of theKyrgyz Republic or obligation letter for provision of local partner before the conclusion of the contract. The local partner shouldhave partner status and provision of technical support on server hardware (hardware). 11.    The participant must provide letters of recommendation from Central (National) banks, as well as their contactinformation: address, telephone and contact person. 12.    In the case if the participant is a Joint Venture (JV): Copies of own constituent documents with detailedinformation about JV's each member's responsibilities. 5.                 Interested eligibleBiddersmay obtain further information from the Project Implementation Unit (PIU) NBKR and inspect the bidding documents at theaddress given below from 8:30 a.m.- 12 a.m. till13:00 p.m.-17:30 p.m. local time. Apre-bid meeting, where potential bidders may attend, will be held on May 20, 2016, 14:00 of local time in the Main Building of the NBKR. 6.           A complete set of Bidding Documents inEnglish may be purchased by interested Bidders on the submission of a written application to the address given below and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of 200 US Dollars.The method of payment should be Bank transfer. Payments in US dollars should be made to accountbelow: Deutsche Bank Bankers Trust Company Americas, NY,USA SWIFT: BKTRUS33 Account number. 04413996 7.         Bids must be delivered to PIU NBKR at the address given below by orbefore June 17, 2016, 14:00 of local time.All bids must be accompanied by a bid security of 100 000 (one hundred thousand) US Dollars or equivalent in any other freelyconvertible currency. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened inthe presence of the Bidders' representatives who choose to attend at the address of the NBKR,Main Building, Conference room. 8.        The attention of prospective Bidders is drawn to (i) the fact that theywillbe required to certify in their bids that all software either iscovered by a valid license or was produced by the Bidder and (ii)that violations are considered fraud, which can result in ineligibility to be awarded World Bank-financedcontracts. The National Bank of the KyrgyzRepublic Mr. Jenish Mamatov 720 040, KyrgyzRepublic c. Bishkek, 101 Umetaliev str., Tel.: +996 312 66 90 17 Fax: +996 312 66 91 53 e-mail: tender@nbkr.kg

KG Financial Sector Development Project - P125689

Project coordination unit | Published October 18, 2016  -  Deadline November 25, 2016
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Supply And Implementation Of An Erp Information System Invitation forBids (IFB) Date: October 18,2016 Country: KyrgyzRepublic Project: Financial sectordevelopment Loan/Credit Number: 50670-KG/H760-KG IFB Title: Supply and implementation of an ERP Information system IFB Number: FSDP/KPO/ICB/2.1.1/2016 1.         The Kyrgyz Republic has received financing from the InternationalDevelopment Association toward the cost of the Financial sector development project, and it intends to apply part of theproceeds of this financing to paymentsunder the agreement resulting from this IFB: FSDP/KPO/ICB/2.1.1/2016 2.   The State enterprise "KyrgyzPochtasy" under Ministryof Transport of the Kyrgyz Republic through the Financial sector development Project coordination unit now invites sealed bids fromeligible and qualified bidders for Supply and implementation of an ERPInformation system. 3.         Bidding will beconducted using the International Competitive Bidding (ICB) procedures specified the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement underIBRD Loans and IDA Credits, edition of January 2011 revised July 2014, and is open to all Bidders eligible as defined in theseGuidelines, that meet the following minimum qualification criteria: (a)   The average annual turnover of the Bidder for the lastthree (3) years (2013-2015) should be not less than USD 800,000 or equivalent; (b)   The Bidder must have successfully implemented at leasttwo (2) contracts for supply and implementation of ERP systems overthe last three (3) years (2013-2015). One of the completedcontracts should be for not less than USD 390,000 or equivalent.  At least one (1) of the contracts should be in financial services sector. 4.      A complete set of bidding documents in English with translation intoRussian language may be received by interested Bidders on submission of a written application to the address below. The documentwill be sent by e-mail to the official electronic address of the Bidder. If Bidder requires to receive hard copy of biddingdocuments delivery courier fee would be paid by the Bidder. A pre-bid meeting which potentialbidders may attend will be held on October 28 , 2016 at 15:00 of localtime (KGT) at 227, Chui ave., Bishkek, KyrgyzRepublic; Conference room (2d floor). 5.        Bids must bedelivered to the addressbelow at or before 15:00 of local time (KGT) on November 25, 2016.  Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence ofBidders' representatives who choose to attend at the address below at 15:00 of local time (KGT) on November 25, 2016. 6.     All bids must be accompanied by a BidSecurity in amount of USD 7 800  or equivalent in other freely convertible currency. 7.         The attentionof prospective Bidders is drawn to (i) the fact that they will be required to certify in their bids that all software is eithercovered by a valid license or was produced by the Bidder and (ii)paragraph 1.16 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement  of goods, Works and Non-Consulting Services under IBRD Loans and IDACredits &Grants by World Bank Borrowers , setting forth the World Bank's policy on fraud andcorruption  . 8.         The address referred to above is: Project coordinationunit Mr. Zhunus Kalberdiev, PCUmanager 227, Chui ave. (office 201),Bishkek, 720001, Kyrgyz Republic Tel.: +996312611002; +996312610386; Fax.: +996312611003 E-mail: procurement@fsdp.kg; office@fsdp.kg

KG Financial Sector Development Project - P125689

The National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic | Published August 24, 2015  -  Deadline September 9, 2015
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Audit Of Debra And Bankrupt Banks For Years 2012-14 And First Half Of 2015 REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OFINTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES- FIRMSELECTION) Kyrgyz Republic Financial Sector Development project Credit No. / Grant No.:50670-KG/H7600-KG. Assignment Title: Audit of DEBRA andbankrupt banks for years 2012-14 and first half of2015 ReferenceNo.: 1. The Kyrgyz Republic has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of theFinancial Sector Development project, and intends to applypart of the proceeds for consulting services. The consulting services ("the Services") required include Audit of the DEBRA and bankrupt banks for years 2012-14 and first half of 2015. Project Implementation Unit of theNational Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic now invites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providingthe Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications andrelevant experience to perform the Services. Consultant should be included to the listof the World Bank (ECA list of Eligible Audit Firms). The short listing criteria are: 1)      Experience in the field of monetary, financial and fiscalpolicies, as well as experience with similar institutions as DEBRA not less than 5 years; 2)      Experience in the use and application of InternationalFinancial Reporting Standards; 3)      Experience in the risk assessment of loans in the Kyrgyz Republic; 4)      Experience in forensic investigation of bank fraud andmalfeasance; 5)      Experience and qualifications of key personnelwho will be involved in the audit. Havingone of these certificates as the ACCA, CPA, CIA, andCFA. Theattention 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 & Grants] by World BankBorrowers, January2011 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. Consultants may associate with otherfirms in the form of a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications. A Consultant will be selected inaccordance with the Least-CostSelection method setout in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained atthe address below during office hours: 8:30 to 17:30 of local time KGT. Expressions of interest in English and Russian must be delivered in a writtenform to the address below (in person, or by mail, orby fax, or by e-mail) by September 9,2015, 14:00 of local time KGT. ProjectImplementation Unit of the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic Attn: Mr. JenishMamatov, Project Manager 101, Umetalievstr., office 201 720001, Bishkek,Kyrgyz Republic Tel: +996 312 66 91 53, +996 31266 90 17 Fax: +996 312 66 91 53 E-mail: tender@nbkr.kg Cc: mail@nbkr.kg

KG Financial Sector Development Project - P125689

Project coordination unit | Published April 21, 2016  -  Deadline June 14, 2016
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Information System For Modernization Of The Unified State Register Of Claims On Movable Property Invitation for Bids(IFB) Date: 22 April, 2016 Country: Kyrgyz Republic Project: Financial sector development Loan/Credit Number: 50670-KG/H7600-KG IFB Title:Information system for modernization of the Unified State Register of claims onmovable property IFB Number: FSDP/CCRO/ICB/3.1.1/2016 1.         This Invitation for Bids (IFB) follows the General Procurement Notice (GPN) for this project that appeared inUNDB online on January 16, 2014 2.         The Kyrgyz Republichas receiveda grant and a credit from the International DevelopmentAssociation toward the cost ofthe Financial sector development project, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this grant/creditto paymentsunder the agreement(s) resulting from this IFB: FSDP/CCRO/ICB/3.1.1/2016 3.         The Central Collateral Registration Office under the Ministry of Justice of the Kyrgyz Republic through Financialsector development project coordination unit serves as the implementing agency for the project and nowinvites sealed bids fromeligible Bidders for Supply of Information system for modernization of the Unified State Register of claims on movable property. 4.         Bidding will be conducted using the International Competitive Bidding (ICB) procedures specified the World Bank'sGuidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits, edition of January 2011, and is open to all Bidders eligible as definedin these Guidelines, that meet the following minimum qualification criteria: (a)   Key professional staff with qualifications and competence of: a.      Team leader; b.      Senior software engineer expert (at least two specialists with thisqualification); c.      IT administration and networktechnician; d.      Database administration expert; e.      Documentation andtrainingexpert; (b)  The average annual turnover of the Bidder for the last three(3) years (2013-2015) should be not less than USD 900,000 or equivalent; (c)   The Bidder must have successful performing at least twocontracts of installation and integration the similar products over the last five (5) years (2011-2015). One of the completedsimilar contracts should be for not less thanUSD 250,000 or equivalent. 5.         Interested eligible Bidders may obtain further information from Financial sector development project coordinationunit and inspect the bidding documents at the address given belowfrom 9:00 till 18:00 of local time (KGT). A pre-bid meeting which potential bidders may attend will beheld on May 12, 2016 at 14:00 of local time (KGT) at 219, Chui ave., Bishkek, KyrgyzRepublic; Conference room (5thfloor). 6.         A complete set of bidding documents in English with translation into Russianlanguage may be purchased byinterested Bidders on submission of a written application to the address below and upon payment of a nonrefundable fee of onehundred US Dollars (USD 100.00). The method of payment will be bank transfer. Payments for the bidding documents should be made to accountbelow: Main Operation Department OJSC «CB Kyrgyzstan », Bishkek c. Account No. ? 1030120800004296 (multicurrency) BIC:   103001 SWIFT: KYRSKG22 Correspondent Bank details: Bank of China Account number of Bank correspondent 778400000809 SWIFT:  BKCH CN BJ Address: China, 1 FUXBeijing 100818 The document will be sent by e-mail to the official electronic address of the Bidder.If Bidder requires to receive hard copy of bidding documents delivery courier fee would be paid by the Bidder. 7.         Bids must be delivered to the addressbelow at or before 15:00 of local time (KGT) on June 14, 2016.  Bids need to besecured by bank security. The amount of Bid Security required is USD 7000.00 (seven thousand US Dollars) orequivalent in other freely convertible currency. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of Bidders' representatives who choose toattend at the address below at 15:00 of local time (KGT) on June 14, 2016. 8.         The attention of prospective Bidders is drawn to (i) the fact that they willbe required to certify in their bids that all software iseither covered by a valid license or was produced by the Bidder and (ii)that violations are considered fraud, which can result in ineligibility to be awarded World Bank-financedcontracts. Project coordinationunit Mr. Junus Kalberdiev, PCUmanager 227, Chui ave. (office 201),Bishkek, 720001,Kyrgyz Republic Tel.: +996312611002;+996312610386; Fax.: +996312611003 E-mail: procurement@fsdp.kg; office@fsdp.kg

KG Financial Sector Development Project - P125689

FSDP Project coordination unit | Published June 17, 2016  -  Deadline July 29, 2016
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Supply Of Compact Cash Transport Cars Invitation for Bids (IFB) Date:  June 17,2016 Name of Country: KyrgyzRepublic Name of Project: Financialsector development Credit/Grant number: IDA 50670-KG/H7600-KG IFB Title: Supply of CompactCash Transport Cars IFB Number: FSDP/KPO/ICB/2.1.3/2016 1.The Kyrgyz Republic has received financing from the International Development Association toward the cost of Financial sector developmentProject, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this financing to payments under the Contract for Supply of Compact Cash Transport Cars for the StateEnterprise "Kyrgyz Pochtasy" (FSDP/KPO/ICB/2.1.3/2016). 2.                 The State enterprise "KyrgyzPochtasy" under the Ministry of Transport andCommunications of the Kyrgyz Republic through the Financial sector development Project coordination unit now invites sealedbidsfrom eligible and qualified bidders for Supplyof Compact Cash Transport Cars 3.         Bidding will be conducted throughthe International Competitive Bidding (ICB) procedures specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits (January 2011), and is open to all bidders from EligibleSourceCountries as defined in the Guidelines. 4.         Qualifications requirements include: (a)          Experience and TechnicalCapacity (i)   In case the bidder is a Manufacturer or the Manufacturer who has providedManufacturer's Authorization, must have manufactured, tested and supplied the goods, similar to the type specified in the "Scheduleof Requirements" up to at least 200% of the quantity indicated in Schedule of Requirements in any one of the last 5 years. Further,the Manufacturer should be in continuous business of manufacturing products similar to that specified inthe schedule ofrequirements during the last five years prior to bid opening (ii) In case the Bidder is not a manufacturer, then the Manufacturer who has providedManufacturer's Authorization should meet the above requirement and further the bidder shall furnish documentary evidence todemonstrate that he has successfully supplied, installed and commissioned at least 100 % of the quantity included in schedule ofrequirements (the equipment shall be same or similar in nature) in any one of the last five years. The Supplier should furnish a Reference List with information on the supplies andsatisfactory performance for the past 3 years, including contact details (phone, fax, e-mail, address) of previousclients. (b)          The Bidder shall furnishdocumentary evidence to demonstrate that the Goods it offers meet the following usage requirement:  shall have own servicemaintenance center for supplied goodsin the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic (Bishkek City) with possibility of support staffvisits to regions of the country. If local capacity to provide after-sales services is not in place at the time of bidding, thenthe bidder should give an undertaking that such after-sales service shall be established to the satisfaction of the Purchaserwithin 28 days of notification of award. The contract will be signed only after establishing the service station. A margin of preference for certain goods manufactured domestically shallnot be applied. Additional details are provided in the Bidding Documents. 5.         A complete set of Bidding Documentsin English and Russian may be recieved byinterested bidders on the submission of a written Application to the address below. The document will be sent by e-mail tothe official electronic address of the Bidder. If Bidder requires to receive hard copy ofbidding documents delivery courier feewould be paid by the Bidder. 6.         Bids must be delivered to theaddress below at or before 15:00,Bishkek time (KGT),on July 29, 2016. Electronic bidding willnot be permitted. Late bids will berejected.  Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders' representatives whochoose to attend in person at the address below at 15:00, Bishkek time (KGT), on July 29, 2016.All bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security in amount ofUSD 3 500. 7.         The address referred to above is: Project coordinationunit Mr. Zhunus Kalberdiev, PCUmanager 227, Chui ave. (office 201), Bishkek,720001, Kyrgyz Republic Tel.: +996312611002; +996312610386; Fax.: +996312611003 E-mail: procurement@fsdp.kg; office@fsdp.kg

KG Financial Sector Development Project - P125689

Project coordination unit | Published September 30, 2016  -  Deadline November 11, 2016
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Equipment For Data Processing Center Of Se ?kyrgyz Pochtasy? Invitation forBids KyrgyzRepublic Financial sectordevelopment Loan / credit number: IDA 50670-KG/H760-KG ContractTitle: Equipment for Data ProcessingCenter of SE "Kyrgyz Pochtasy" Reference No. FSDP/G/ICB/2.1.2/1/2016 1.        The Kyrgyz Republic has received financing from the International Development Association toward the cost of Financialsector development Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds toward payments under the Contracts #FSDP/KPO/ICB/2.1.2/1/2016. 2.         The Stateenterprise Kyrgyz Post Office under Ministry of transport and communications of the KyrgyzRepublic now invites sealed bids from eligiblebidders forSupplyand installation of equipment for Data processing center of SE "Kyrgyz Post Office": Lot 1. Hardwareand Software for Data processingcenter Lot 2. VPNrouters 3.         Bidding will be conducted through the InternationalCompetitive Bidding procedures as specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement of Goods, Works and Non-Consulting Services under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits &Grants by World Bank Borrowers  (January 2011) ("Procurement Guidelines"),and is open to all eligible bidders as defined in the Procurement Guidelines. In addition, please refer to paragraphs 1.6 and 1.7setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. 4.         Qualifications requirements include: Lot1. i.            The average annualturnover of the Bidder for the lastthree (3) years (2013-2015) should be not less than USD 1 500 000 or equivalent, ii.            At least two (2)successfully executed contracts for the supply of the similar goods as main supplier during the last five (5) years (2011-2015).One of the completed similar contracts should be for not less than USD 350 000 or equivalent; iii.            The manufacturer(s)of Goods offered shall have experience in manufacturing similar type of goods for not less than last five (5) years (2011-2015). Lot 2. i.            The average annualturnover of the Bidder for the lastthree (3) years (2013-2015) should be not less than USD 80 000 or equivalent, ii.            At least two (2)successfully executed contracts for the supply of the similar goods as main supplier during the last five (5) years (2011-2015).One of the completed similar contracts should be for not less than USD 20 000 or equivalent; iii.            The manufacturer(s)of Goods offered shall have experience in manufacturing similar type of goods for not less than last three (3) years (2013-2015). A margin of preference for certain goods manufactureddomestically shall not beapplied. Additional details are provided in the Bidding Documents. 5.        A complete set of Bidding Documents in English andRussian may bereceived by interested bidders on the submission of a written Application to the address below. The document will be sent by e-mailto the official electronic addressof the Bidder. If Bidder requires to receive hard copy of bidding documents delivery courier feewould be paid by the Bidder. A pre-bid meeting which potentialbidders may attend will be held on October 14, 2016 at15:00 of local time (KGT) at 227,Chui ave., Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic; Conference room (2nd floor). 6.        Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before 15:00, Bishkek time (KGT), on November 11,2016. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Latebids willbe rejected. Bids will be publicly opened in the presence of the bidders' designated representatives and anyone who choose toattend at the address below on 15:00, Bishkek time (KGT), on November 11, 2016. 7.        All bids must be accompanied by aBidSecurity in amount of: Lot 1. USD 14 600 Lot 2. USD 800 8.         The address referred to above is: Project coordinationunit Mr. Zhunus Kalberdiev, PCUmanager 227, Chui ave. (office 201), Bishkek,720001, Kyrgyz Republic Tel.: +996312611002; +996312610386; Fax.: +996312611003 E-mail: procurement@fsdp.kg; office@fsdp.kg

Tender for selection of NGOs working with vulnerable groups (HIV)

UNDP/Global Fund Grants - KYRGYZSTAN - KYRGYZSTAN | Published November 4, 2016  -  Deadline November 18, 2016
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UNDP project in support of the Government of Kyrgyzstan, funded by The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria invites interested NGOs to submit proposals for provision of services for support of the vulnerable groups. Request for Proposal can be downloaded from the links above.Your offer in one outer envelope with relevant tender reference comprising of technical proposal and financial proposal, in separate sealed envelopes with marking as “TECHNICAL PROPOSAL” and “FINANCIAL PROPOSAL”, should should reach on or before 14.00 (local time), November 18, 2016 to the address: UNDP, 160, Chuy Avenue, Bishkek, 720040, Kyrgyz Republic.Receipt of bids will be made only during working hours from 09.00 – 17.00

PMU RFP 15/048 for legal empowerment of women, children, youth at risk and people with disabilities through training and capacity building.

United Nations Development Programme | Published June 26, 2015  -  Deadline July 10, 2015
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UNDP National Programme Management Unit in the Kyrgyz Republic within the UNDP “Widening access to justice for legal empowerment in the Kyrgyz Republic” project announces a tender PMU RFP 15/048 for legal empowerment of women, children, youth at risk and people with disabilities through training and capacity building. Detailed tender documents can be downloaded at the link below. Pre-bidding conference will be held on June 30, 2015 at 10.00 (Bishkek time) at the following address: UNDP PMU office, room 603, 5th floor, 101/1, Manas avenue, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Your offer in one outer envelope with tender reference “PMU RFP 15/048_Training” comprising of technical proposal and financial proposal, in separate sealed envelopes with marking as “TECHNICAL PROPOSAL” and “FINANCIAL PROPOSAL” should reach on or before 17.00 pm, 10 July 2015 by courier mail to the address below: room 709, 6 floor, 101/1, Manas ave., Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic Please address all questions at email: procurement@pmu.undp.kg

PMU RFP 15/045 for delivery of legal aid to the vulnerable layers of the population (women, PwDs, children and youth in the group of risk)

United Nations Development Programme | Published July 3, 2015  -  Deadline July 17, 2015
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UNDP National Programme Management Unit in the Kyrgyz Republic within the UNDP “Widening access to justice for legal empowerment in the Kyrgyz Republic” project announces a tender PMU RFP 15/045 for delivery of legal aid to the vulnerable layers of the population (women, PwDs, children and youth in the group of risk) Detailed tender documents can be downloaded at the link below. Pre-bidding conference will be held on 08 July, 2015 at 10.00 (Bishkek time) at the following address: UNDP PMU office, room 603, 5th floor, 101/1, Manas avenue, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Your offer in one outer envelope with tender reference “PMU RFP 15/045_Legal aid” comprising of technical proposal and financial proposal, in separate sealed envelopes with marking as “TECHNICAL PROPOSAL” and “FINANCIAL PROPOSAL” should reach on or before 17.00 pm, 17 July 2015 by courier mail to the address below: room 709, 6 floor, 101/1, Manas ave., Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic Please address all questions at email: procurement@pmu.undp.kg

PMU RFP 15/048 for legal empowerment of women, children, youth at risk and people with disabilities through training and capacity building, re-announcement

United Nations Development Programme | Published July 24, 2015  -  Deadline August 7, 2015
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UNDP National Programme Management Unit in the Kyrgyz Republic within the UNDP “Widening access to justice for legal empowerment in the Kyrgyz Republic” project re-announces a tender PMU RFP 15/048 for legal empowerment of women, children, youth at risk and people with disabilities through training and capacity building. Detailed tender documents can be downloaded at the link below. Pre-bidding conference will be held on July 29, 2015 at 10.00 (Bishkek time) at the following address: UNDP PMU office, room 603, 5th floor, 101/1, Manas avenue, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Your offer in one outer envelope with tender reference “PMU RFP 15/048_Training, re-announcement” comprising of technical proposal and financial proposal, in separate sealed envelopes with marking as “TECHNICAL PROPOSAL” and “FINANCIAL PROPOSAL” should reach on or before 17.00 pm, 7 August 2015 by courier mail to the address below: room 709, 6 floor, 101/1, Manas ave., Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic Please address all questions at email: procurement@pmu.undp.kg

Electricity Supply Accountability - P133446

Severelectro OJSC | Published October 21, 2015  -  Deadline November 3, 2015
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Audit Of The Financial Statements Of Esarip For The Period August 12, 2013 - November30, 2015 REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES ? FIRMS SELECTION) Selection of Audit Firm for the Period August 12, 2013 - November 30,2015 COUNTRY: KyrgyzRepublic PROJECT: P133446 Electricity Supply Accountability and Reliability Improvement Project(ESARIP) Grant No.: TF15210 Assignment Title:      Audit of the financial statements of ESARIP for the Period August 12, 2013 -November30, 2015 Reference No.:PPG-ESARIP-CQ-2014-2 The Kyrgyz Republic has received financing from theWorld Bank toward the cost of the Electricity Supply Accountability and Reliability Improvement Project (ESARIP), and intends toapply part of the proceeds for consulting services. The consulting services ("the Services") includes audit of the project financial statements to expressa professional opinion on the project's financial position as at the end of November 30, 2015 and of the income and expenditure forthe accounting period ending on that date. The JSC "Severelectro" now invites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interestin providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the requiredqualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria are: Overall experience of the firm (7 years) in the field of assignment;At least three similar assignment- completed during last five years;General experience and qualification of the key personnel;Should be in the list of World Bank ? ECA ? List of Eligible Audit Firms. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn toparagraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World BankBorrowers published in January 2011, revised June 2014 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank'spolicy on conflict of interest. Consultants may associate with other firms in the formof a joint venture or a subconsultancy to enhance their qualifications. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Consultant'sQualification Selection (CQS) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the address below duringoffice hours from 8:00 to 17:00, Monday through Thursday; from 8:00 to 15:45 Friday. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form tothe address below in person or by mail or by e-mail till November 3, 2015. Open Joint Stock Company"Severelectro" Attn: Mr. Marat Abdykasymov, PIUManager 3 Chkalova street, Lebedinovka,Alamudun raion, Chui oblast 722160, Bishkek, KyrgyzRepublic Tel: +996 (312)33-33-93 E-mail: severpiu@mail.ru Web-site:http://severelectro.kg

UNDP GF IC 2016-015 International Expert on maintenance of laboratory equipment

UNDP CO - KYRGYZSTAN | Published December 5, 2016  -  Deadline December 13, 2016
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UNDP-GFATM Grants Implementation «Effective control for tuberculosis and HIV in the Kyrgyz Republic” project announces a tender to attract the services of UNDP GF IC 2016-015 International Expert on maintenance of laboratory equipment (contract type-IC, duty station- Bishkek with travels to oblasts of the Kyrgyz Republic).More detailed information on functional duties, P.11 form, confirmation of interest and submission of financial proposal form can be downloaded at the link below.All interested candidates should provide filled P.11 form, valid certificate /license for conducting certification of biological safety cabinets in accordance with DIN EN 12469 or NSF/ANSI 49, valid certifications on calibration, copy of diplomas and passport copy, signed confirmation of interest and submission of financial proposal form with the note “UNDP GF IC 2016-015 International Expert on maintenance of laboratory equipment” not later than 13 December 2016, 15.00 pm, to address or by email:procurement@undp.kgUN House in Kyrgyz Republic160, Chuy Avenue, Bishkek, Kyrgyz RepublicReceipt of bids will be made only during working hours from 09.00 – 17.00

PMU 15/078 to attract the services of International consultant to develop a GEF-UNDP project document

United Nations Development Programme | Published July 16, 2015  -  Deadline July 30, 2015
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~~ UNDP National Programme Management Unit in the Kyrgyz Republic within the GEF-UNDP PPG “Conservation of globally important biodiversity and association land and forest resources of Western Tian Shan Forest Mountain eco-systems and support to sustainable livelihoods” announces a tender PMU 15/078 to attract the services of International consultant to develop a GEF-UNDP project document. (contract type-IC, home based with two 8-day missions to Kyrgyzstan). More detailed information on functional duties and P.11 form, confirmation of interest and submission of financial proposal form can be downloaded at the link below. All interested candidates should provide duly filled/signed current and complete P.11 form, duly filled/signed Confirmation of Individual Contractor Interest and Financial Proposal form, at least two recommendation letters, including their contact information, copy of passport and copy of diploma  with the note “International consultant to develop a GEF-UNDP project document”. The proposal should be submitted no later than 30 July 2015, 15:00 (+6 GMT, Bishkek time) by post to the address below: Room 709, 6 floor, 101/1, Manas ave., Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic or by electronic submission, please refer to Conditions and Procedures for electronic submission and opening.

SUPPLY OF SERVICES ON DESIGN, CONDUCT AND BROADCASTING OF TV-PROGRAMMES, 3 Lots.

United Nations Population Fund | Published October 12, 2014  -  Deadline November 7, 2014
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Request for Proposals on provision of services on design, conduct and broadcasting of TV-programs (3 Lots) United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Kyrgyzstan announces an open tender – RFP No. UNFPA/KGZ/14/02 on supply of services on design, conduct and broadcasting of TV-programmes. Your offer in one outer envelope comprising of technical proposal and financial proposal, in separate sealed envelopes with marking as “TECHNICAL BID” and “FINANCIAL BID” should reach no later than 15.00 hrs local time (GMT +6) on November 07, 2014 courier mail to the address below. United Nations Population Fund in Kyrgyzstan, UN House, 160, Chui Avenue, Bishkek, 720040, Kyrgyzstan Requests for clarifications may be sent via e-mail to unfpa.procurement@unfpa.org.kg no later than 17.00 hrs local time (GMT +6) on November 03, 2014. The pre-bidding conference will be held at 10:00 hrs local time (GMT +6) October 20, 2014 at the office of UNFPA. Bidders, who chose to attend the conference, need to send request for registration tounfpa.procurement@unfpa.org.kg no later than 15:00 hrs local time (GMT +6) on October 17, 2014. The late and incomplete submissions will be rejected. ___________________________________________________________

Kyrgyz Global Partnership for Education - P132490

Ministry of Education and Science | Published July 23, 2015  -  Deadline August 7, 2015
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Audit Of Financial Statements Under The Sector Support For Educational Reform Project REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Country: TheKyrgyz Republic Name of Projects: Sector Support for Educational Reform Project (SSER, Credit No. 5230-K G and Grant No.H836-KG) and Global Partnership for Education Project (Grant No TF016201 and TF016209) Assignment Title: For the audit of financial statements underSector Support for Educational Reform Project (SSER, Credit No. 5230-K G and Grant No. H836-KG) for the period from January 1, 2015ended July 16, 2018 Assignment reference: #SSFER/CS/LCS/3.0/31c And Assignment Title: For the auditof financial statements under Global Partnership for Education Project (Grant No TF016201 and TF016209) for the period July 9, 2014ended June 30, 2017 Assignment reference:  # GPE_FTI/CS/LCS-29 The Government of the Kyrgyz Republic intends to apply for financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the The Sector Support for Educational ReformProject (SSER, Credit No. 5230-KG and Grant No. H836-KG) and Global Partnership for Education Project (Grant No TF016201 andTF016209), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. The consulting services ("the Services") include audit of the project financial statement (PFS) is to enable the auditor toexpress a professional opinion on the project's financial position as at the end of December 31, 2015, December 31, 2016, December31, 2017, July 16, 2018 (SSER, Credit No. 5230-KG and Grant No. H836-KG) December 31, 2015, December 31, 2016, June 30, 2017, (GPEGrant No TF016201 and TF016209) and of the income and expenditure for the accounting period ending on that date. The project booksof account provide the basis for preparation of the financial statements and are established to reflect thefinancial transactions in respect of the project. The Project Coordination Unit under the Ministry ofEducation and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic now invites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interest inproviding the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualificationsand relevant experience to perform theServices. The shortlisting criteria are: a. Overall experience of the firm (7 years) in the field ofassignment; b. At least three similar assignment- completed during last fiveyears; c. Should be on thelist of World Bank ? ECA ? List of Eligible AuditFirms. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the WorldBank's Guidelines: Selectionand Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World BankBorrowersdated January 2011 ("ConsultantGuidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy onconflict of interest. In addition, please refer to the following specificinformation on conflict of interest related to this assignment: Relationship with Borrower's staff: Consultants (including their personnel and sub-consultants) that have abusiness or family relationship with a member of the Borrower's staff (or of the project implementing agency's staff, or of abeneficiary of the loan) who are directly or indirectly involved in any part of: (i) the preparation of the TOR of the contract,(ii) the selection process for such contract, or (iii) supervision of such contract may not be awarded a contract, unless theconflict stemming from this relationship has been resolved in a manner acceptable to the Bank throughout the selection processandthe execution of the contract." Consultants may associate with other firms from the list of World Bank ? ECA ?List of EligibleAudit Firms in the form of a joint venture or a subconsultancy toenhance their qualifications. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Least CostSelection method set out inthe Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the address below duringoffice hours 09:00 to 18:00(local time). Expressions of interest (in person, by mail, or by e-mail) mustbe delivered to the address below before 15:00 (local time) August 7, 2014. ProjectCoordination Unit under the Ministry of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic Attn: PCU DirectorAinekenova Anara 257 Tynystanovastr., 410a, 720040 BishkekCity, the Kyrgyz Republic Tel: + 996 (312)62-34-17 Fax: + 996 (312)62-34-17 E-mail: office@rep.ktnet.kg

Kyrgyz Republic: Bai Tushum Bank - SME and Corporate Lending and Risk Management Capacity Building

 | Published December 13, 2016  -  Deadline January 11, 2017
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Executing Agency (Client): Bai Tushum Bank

The Client Contact Person:
Bolot Kalmatov, Head of Credit Department
BaiTushum Bank
76, Umetaliev str.
Bishkek
Kyrgyz Republic
Email: Bolot.Kalmatov@baitushum.kg
Phone: +996 312 – 905 791 ext. 1051
Fax: +996 312 – 905 800 

The EBRD Contact Person:
Sophie Medert
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: + 44 20 7338 7371
Fax: +44 20 7338 7451
E-mail: MedertS@ebrd.com

Project Description: Bai Tushum Bank (the “Company”, the “Client” or “BTB”) is the leading microfinance provider in Kyrgyz Republic with the largest MSME portfolio in the country. As of January 2016, BTB is the 7th largest bank by gross loan portfolio and 9th largest bank by total assets in Kyrgyz Republic. BTB was the first microfinance institution in Central Asia to have successfully transformed into a full-fledged small business bank at the end of 2012.  Historically, BTB specialised in lending to micro, small and medium enterprises as well as individuals primarily in the rural areas of the country, with a focus on agricultural finance.  However, with the transformation into a bank BTB has diversified its portfolio and expanded the range of financial services offered to its retails as well as corporate clients: deposits, remittances and currency conversions. BTB has a large customer base of about 31,000 borrowers and ca. 115,000 deposit accounts serviced through an extensive network of eight branches and 46 outlets across the country. With transformation into a fully pledge bank and continue to serve targeted clientele group in rural remote area.

The Project will help Bai Tushum to build internal capacity and strengthen its SME/Corporates lending capacity by implementing updated, internationally recognised best practices and procedures, rather than existing approach which may be more suitable to MSEs.

Assignment Description: The Client intends to engage a consultant (the “Consultant”) with the EBRD’s support to assist the Client to expand its capacities in SME/Corporate lending effectively and efficiently provide SME/Corporate loans to enterprises across Kyrgyz Republic on a sustainable basis (the “Assignment”).

The selected Consultant is expected to provide the following services:

A. SME/Corporate lending and risk management functions:
1) Conduct an overall assessment of BTB's existing SME/Corporate  business functions and processes, SME/Corporate products specifications and exposure limits, SME/Corporates loan underwriting process and criteria, policies and procedures of respective credit risk management, and related IT systems. The Consultant shall then identify potential areas of improvement in each procedure, recommend changes, and provide support in their implementation. This would include reviewing, and suggesting improvement to the template for assessing historical financial performance, cash flow appraisal and future capital expenditure, future financial performance and financial ratios for SME/corporate customers. The improvements and new methodologies should take into consideration any lessons learned from BTB’s existent MSME business. 
2) Conduct interviews of key members of management and staff involved in the product development and management process (Deputy CEO, Risk Manager, Head of SME, Head of Sales, IT Manager, Marketing Manager, and other members of staff as necessary)
3) Review existing, and introduce new policies and procedures for risk mitigation techniques for SME/Corporate loans;
4) Currency devaluation stress-tests: Support BTB in introducing and complying with best-practice requirements of (i) performing stress tests assuming various currency devaluation scenarios, to test the debt service capacity of unhedged Sub-borrowers, if a loan provided by BTB is denominated in a currency other than Kyrgyz Som and (ii) preparing a standard numerical example of a devaluation scenario shown on a generic sub-loan case, to be provided to borrowers, in order to ensure that borrowers are informed in writing of the risks involved in such foreign currency borrowing.
5) Review existing, and introduce new policies and procedures for:
a) stronger monitoring mechanisms for SME/Corporate  loans on both an individual basis (including review of the SME borrowers’ reporting requirement), as well as an on a portfolio basis; and
b) credit portfolio stress-testing methodology for SME/Corporate loans. This may include, but not be limited to:
       i) Assessment of existing data base and recommendations for improvement;
       ii) Definition of stress scenarios and underlying assumptions, if possible based on BTB’s historic data and, if applicable, in line with Central Bank requirements;
6) Review existing, and introduce new policies and procedures for restructuring, bad-debt collection, work-out procedures and recovery techniques for SME/Corporate loans;
7) Review existing, and introduce strengthened SME/Corporate loan sales, marketing, and product development process;
8) Assessment and upgrading of the existing SME/Corporates rating:
     i) Review and assess volume & quality of current data available and lending methodology; 
      ii) Review adequacy of management information system (MIS) with BTB credit scoring/rating  system implementation and assess opportunities for further improvements;
       iii) Develop and automated application processing system (APS) within existing MIS.
      iv) Provide support with the implementation
9) Develop manuals and training material related to the topics identified above, to be used in the training workshops and in the on-job coaching;
10) Reporting: the Consultant shall assist BTB to improve, or introduce an internal system for reporting on the overall SME loan portfolio of BTB, including number and volume of SME loans, and their geographic breakdown by main regions, and shall advise BTB on the content and quality of the bank’s reporting to EBRD.

B. Training:
The Consultant will assist in enhancing the skills of BTB's SME/ Corporate staff, and will provide training as follows:
1) Undergoing a “training needs” assessment with management and staff to identify the training needs for strengthening the entire transaction cycle for SME/Corporate lending and associated risk & control functions.
2) Coordinate and agree with BTB the detailed outlines, and the schedule of all training and coaching programmes
3) Delivering on-the-job coaching to a selected number of SME and Corporate loan officers of BTB, on for all those areas where training needs have been identified. This shall include training on the areas listed under SME/Corporate lending and risk management functions. This may also include training with regards to the entire transaction cycle for SME and Corporate lending, i.e. understanding of business and risk profiles and operating environments of SMEs/Corporates; assessing commercial viability; development of income statement and cash flow forecast based on the borrower’s past performance and assumptions for future performance; ratio analysis; evaluation and mitigation of risks; preparing a proposal for the Credit Committee;
4) Designing and implementing a ‘training-of-trainers’ (ToT) programme for the items listed under (2), to insure the sustainability of the TC project through internal capacity building.
5) Organising a training workshop for credit risk officers which are involved in SME and Corporate lending, on the improvements and changes to the policies and procedures listed under SME /Corporate lending and risk management functions
6) Organising a training workshop for selected key senior management, including those located at Head office as well as branch managers, which are involved in SME/Corporate lending, on the improvements and changes to the policies and procedures listed under SME /Corporate  lending and risk management functions

All training courses shall be conducted in Russian. The Consultant will provide comprehensive training materials (handouts) used during the training in Russian, in the number of copies corresponding to the number of trainees.

The detailed Terms of Reference for this Assignment can be found here.

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 February and have an estimated overall duration of 16 months.

Cost Estimate 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: It is anticipated  that the contract will be partially financed by the EBRD Special Shareholder Fund and other EBRD Donor Funds. Please note 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 preferably with previous project experience related to:

• assisting commercial banks or similar financial institutions with the development of SME and Corporate business including the strengthening of their credit and risk management, particularely in Central Asia;
• building internal capacity in Banks or similar financial institutions on SME/Corporates lending and the implementation of train-the-trainer programmes.

The Consultant’s expert team is expected to include the following experience:

• experience and expertise in assisting banks with development of SME and Corporate  business;
• experience in strengthening credit and risk management of Banks, proven ability to help banks with devising and implementing SME/Corporates lending policies;
• understand, recommend and implement appropriate training programmes for staff and preferably experience in or exposure to emerging markets and specifically of their banking sectors;
• capability to operate and provide training in Russian, as most of the bank’s target personnel do not have good command/knowledge of English.

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. Proposed approach, work plan and methodology.

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

5. Financial proposal presented in the breakdown of costs format using the template via the financial-forms-ssl-client-led.docx">following link.

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

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

The above information shall not exceed 25 pages (excluding CVs, Consultant Declaration, Contact Sheet and Financial Proposals).

The expression of interest (including Section 1 – 4 and 6 of the Submission Requirements above) WITHOUT THE FINANCIAL PROPOSAL should be submitted, in English via clearly named email (pdf) to the Client’s contact person, to reach the Client not later than the closing date and time. One additional copy shall reach the Bank’s contact person by the same due date. The document 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.

In a separate email, the Financial Proposal should be submitted, in English via clearly named email (pdf) to the Bank’s contact person only, to reach the Bank not later than the closing date and time.

Please note that a breach of this submission procedure may lead to exclusion of the selection process.

Notes:
1. The selection will normally be made from responses to this notification only. The highest-ranked Consultant will be selected from a shortlist and be invited to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding.
2. The Evaluation for the Expressions of Interest are as follows:
• Firm’s previous project experience assisting commercial banks or similar financial institutions with the development of SME and Corporate business including the strengthening of their credit and risk management, particularly in Central Asia – 15%
• Firm’s previous project experience building internal capacity in Banks or similar financial institutions on SME/Corporates lending and the implementation of train-the-trainer programmes – 15%
• Proposed approach to the assignment, work plan and methodology - 20%
• Proposed composition of team and CVs of experts – 30%
• Financial Proposal – 20%

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.

 

UNDP/CO/003/2017 Procurement of Event Management Services to UNDP in Kyrgyzstan on Long Term Agreement basis (the deadline is extended and now is 15.00 pm on 04 September 2017)

UNDP Country Office - KYRGYZSTAN | Published July 28, 2017  -  Deadline August 28, 2017
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Procurement of Event Management Services to UNDP in Kyrgyzstan on Long Term Agreement basis (the deadline is extended and now is 15.00 pm on 04 September 2017)Reference: RFP #UNDP/CO/003/2017 Dear Vendor, The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) hereby invites you to submit a Proposal to this Request for Proposal (RFP) for the above-referenced subject consisting of 2 lots:LOT 1. Bishkek and Northern regions of the Kyrgyz Republic (Chui, Talas, Naryn and Issyk-kul);LOT 2. Southern regions of the Kyrgyz Republic (Osh, Dzhalalabad and Batken). This RFP includes the following documents:Section 1 – This Letter of InvitationSection 2 – Instructions to Proposers (including Data Sheet)Section 3 – Terms of ReferenceSection 4 – Proposal Submission FormSection 5 – Documents Establishing the Eligibility and Qualifications of the ProposerSection 6 – Technical Proposal FormSection 7 – Financial Proposal FormSection 8 – Proposal Security FormSection 9 – Standard Agreement for provision of Event Management Services, including General Terms and Conditions You are kindly requested to submit an acknowledgment letter to UNDP to the following address:United Nations Development Programme 160, Chuy Avenue, Bishkek 720040, Kyrgyz Republic Email: procurement@undp.kgAttention: UNDP Procurement Unit The letter should be received by UNDP no later than 15.00 pm Bishkek local time (GMT+6), 04 September 2017. The same letter should advise whether your company intends to submit a Proposal. If that is not the case, UNDP would appreciate your indicating the reason, for our records. Your offer in one outer envelope with tender reference “RFP #UNDP/CO/003/2017_Event Management Services” comprising of technical proposal and financial proposal, in separate sealed envelopes with marking as “TECHNICAL PROPOSAL” and “FINANCIAL PROPOSAL” should be submitted in accordance with Section 2 and reach on or before 15.00 pm Bishkek local time (GMT+6), 04 September 2017 by courier and e-mail to the address below:United Nations Development Programme 160, Chuy Avenue, Bishkek 720040, Kyrgyz RepublicEmail: procurement@undp.kgReceipt of bids will be made only during working hours from 09.00 – 17.00 pm Bishkek local time (GMT+6) If you have received this RFP through a direct invitation by UNDP, transferring this invitation to another firm requires your written notification to UNDP of such transfer and the name of the company to whom the invitation was forwarded. Should you require further clarifications, kindly communicate with the contact person identified in the attached Data Sheet as the focal point for queries on this RFP. UNDP looks forward to receiving your Proposal and thanks you in advance for your interest in UNDP procurement opportunities.