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Green Financial System for Kazakhstan

 | Published June 20, 2016  -  Deadline July 18, 2016
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Assignment Description: The Republic of Kazakhstan has made substantial progress in regulatory reform in support of its Green Economy Concept, including developing the Kazakh Emissions Trading Scheme (K-ETS), energy efficiency and renewable energy policies.

The Astana Financial Centre (AFC) has requested the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD or the Bank) to provide technical assistance in relation to the conceptualisation and development of a Green Financial System (GFS) (the "Assignment"). The GFS would provide further support for the investments in Kazakh’s Green Economy.
The Bank now wishes to select a consultant (the "Consultant") to scope, conceptualise and where possible initiate the development of GFS with the Astana Financial Centre. The GFS approach would in turn leverage the financial sectors, both Kazakh and international, in providing financial instruments, trading products and services for the Green Economy development of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The Assignment is to lead to a robust analytical model and report that would provide scenarios for the development of a GF S in Kazakhstan under a number of projections and options for the government to consider depending on the results of the consultative process.

The Consultant will gather data, modelling scenarios, and assessing policy and regulatory interactions by:
(a) Assessing the demand for green investments based on the (Intended) Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), the Green Economy Concept and related national climate and environmental policies and regulations (such as, in the field of renewable energy, energy efficiency and Kazakh Emissions Trading Scheme and Kazakh national programmes in the field of water, wastewater and waste infrastructure, urban transport, industrial emissions, etc.);
(b) Identification of green financing market and regulatory gaps and barriers by reviewing current financial, trading and market regulations and institutional arrangements, and comparing against international best practices, and make recommendations, where necessary;
(c) Identify and recommend green and climate finance monitoring, reporting and verification and tracking systems anticipating the Paris Agreement transparency and NDC requirements.
(d) Introduction of green financing standards, such as the Equator Principles for financial intermediaries and carbon footprint disclosure for investments made by financial investors. The review is to include EBRD environmental and social risk management system for its Financial Intermediary (FI) clients, which have been already adopted by the Bank’s FI clients in Kazakhstan;
(e) Development of the domestic and international markets for Kazakh green bonds, structured green financial instruments and green investment funds, including their specific legal, and institutional environment;
(f) The development of the carbon market services by financial intermediaries in the Kazakh Emissions Trading Scheme and international carbon market.
(g) To consider the demand and structural need for public co-financing.

The complete Terms of Reference of the Assignment can be downloaded here. It should be noted that the ToR are provided for information purposes and might be subject to change before the contracting and commence of the services.

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 September 2016 and has an estimated overall duration of 12 months.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 297,850 (exclusive of VAT). Subject to availability of funding.
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 financed by the Finnish Ministry of Employment and the Economy Technical Cooperation Fund.

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:
- implementation of green financing and services capacity building projects of a comparable nature, scale and complexity to this Assignment including; policy work with governments, business and financial sectors in green economy, climate change mitigation and adaptation, in particular proven knowledge in energy efficiency, renewable energy and emissions trading;
- capacity building in economies in transition on energy, industrial and financial policies and regulations, and in Kazakhstan in particular;
- track record in a) investment and services market demand modelling and b) market research consultancy
- legal advisory track record in international and Kazakh financial regulations and green regulation
- marketing and productising green financial instruments and/or services into the market place.
- climate finance tracking, including the Joint-MDB Approach and the MRV application.
- organising consultations at high international level, including under the UNFCCC and OECD.
The Consultant's Expert Team is expected to include key experts as follows:
(a) A Team Leader with:
- Relevant university degree;
- Preferably 10 years of previous professional experience in leading green financial policy and regulatory projects;
- Strong previous professional experience in marketing and product management, with demonstrated launch of new green financing products;
- Strong project management skills;
- Previously worked in Kazakhstan or other countries with comparable conditions;
- Fluent spoken and written English, Russian would be considered an advantage;
(b) Senior International Technology Policy Expert(s) with:
- Preferably 10 years of previous professional experience in green environment, energy efficiency, renewable energy and emissions trading technologies and services;
- Strong previous professional experience in technology, policy mapping and prioritisation;
- Fluent spoken and written English, Russian would be considered an advantage;
(c) Senior International Economist(s) with:
- Relevant university degree;
- Preferably 10 years of previous professional experience in green financing policies and regulations;
- Previous professional experience in financial modelling and test market demand for green financing;
- Fluent spoken and written English, Russian would be considered an advantage;
(d) A Senior International Legal Expert with
- Relevant university degree;
- Preferably 10 years of previous professional experience in financial regulations and the interplay with green economic development;
- Fluent spoken and written English, Russian would be considered an advantage;
(e) Senior Carbon Market Expert with
- Relevant university degree;
- Preferably 10 years or more of previous professional experience relating to carbon market services by the financial sector;
- Fluent spoken and written English, Russian would be considered an advantage;
(f) Local Technical Green Economy (Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy and Emissions Trading) Experts with
- Relevant university degree
- Preferably 5 years or more of previous professional experience in the development and implementation of green and climate policies/projects in Kazakhstan;
-Language skills: Kazakh and Russian, fluently spoken and written English;
(g) Local Legal and Fiscal Policy and Regulations Expert
- Relevant university degree;
- Preferably 5 years or more of previous professional experience in the field of Kazakh green economy law, financial and fiscal policies and regulations;
- Language skills: Kazakh and Russian, fluent spoken and written English;
(h) Marketing and communication expert
- Preferably 5 years or more of previous professional experience in the organisation of capacity building and consultation events;
- Proven ability to procure and maintain a dedicated website for the duration of the Assignment;
- Strong writing skills in English, Kazakh and Russian, enabling good communications between parties;
- Fluent spoken and written English, Kazakh and Russian.

Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants seeking to be selected for this Assignment, the information submitted should include the following:
1) Company/group of firms' profile, organisation and staffing (max. 1-2 page);
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 (if different from duration) , main activities, objectives (max. 3 pages);
3) Summaries of CVs of key experts who could carry out the Assignment outlining qualifications, experience in similar assignments, particularly preferably undertaken preferably in the previous ten years, including information on contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), experts months provided, assignment budget, main activities, objectives (max. 3 pages);
4) Short proposal for assignment implementation, including understanding of the objectives, the proposed approach and methodology to a successful delivery of the Assignment, a work plan with milestones, and a Team Input summary indicating the number of working days allocated to the Assignment by each Key Expert.
5) Completed Consultant Declaration Form and Contact Sheet, the template for which is available from the following web-link: http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet.doc.

The above information should not exceed 20 pages.

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

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

Notes:
1. This is a "Selection from Shortlist" in accordance with the EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules. The selection will be made from responses to this notification only. Consultants will not be asked to submit a financial proposal as part of the expression of interest. The highest-ranked Consultant will be selected from a shortlist and be invited to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding.

2. The shortlist criteria and weightings are as follows:
(a) Firm's previous project experience in the successful implementation of green financing and services capacity building projects of a comparable nature, scale and complexity to this Assignment (20%);
(b) Firm's previous project experience in the provision of capacity building in economies in transition on energy, industrial and financial policies and regulations, and in Kazakhstan in (20%);
(c) CVs of the Key Experts proposed (30%);
(d) Quality of the Consultant's proposal for assignment implementation, including time allocation for key experts, in accordance with the ToR (30%).

3. Although no extensions are foreseen at this stage, please be advised that the Consultant selected for this assignment (including sub-consultants and experts engaged) shall not be eligible to be awarded any follow on assignment.

Semey and Oskemen Bus Projects - Technical, Financial, Environmental & Social Due Diligence

 | Published January 27, 2017  -  Deadline February 13, 2017
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Project Description:

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “EBRD” or the “Bank”) was approached by the Eastern Kazakhstan Oblast (the “Oblast”) to assist the City of Semey and the City of Oskemen (the “Cities”) in improving the quality of the public transport services in these cities by improving regulatory framework and addressing existing market failures and development needs.

The Bank is considering to provide senior loans to “Centr Upravlenia Passagirskimi Perevozkami Goroda Semey” LLP and to “Centr Upravlenia Passagirskimi Perevozkami Goroda Ust-Kamenogorsk” LLP (the “Companies”), state owned public transport enterprises in the Cities wholly owned by relevant City Akimats. The proceeds of the loans will be used to co-finance, jointly with the Oblast and the Cities separately in each City: (i) procurement of new modern buses for the relevant Company to be leased to the private public transport operators on the terms acceptable to the Bank in order to improve the public transport services in the Cities; (ii) modernisation of the relevant Company’s dispatch and control centres, procurement of associated route planning software, GPS monitoring system and urban transport model; (iii) procurement and installation of formal or e-ticketing system in a relevant City (the “Projects”).

The Bank is contributing to the development of the public transport in the Cities via: (i) promoting fair and transparent competition between the public transport operators; and (ii) the introduction of a long-term gross cost Public Service Contract (“PSC”) between the public transport operators and Cities.

An open tender for servicing the selected bus routes under the PSC along with the operating lease of the buses, in a form satisfactory to the Bank, will be conducted by each City. Among other benefits, the PSCs should allow the Cities to gain full control over the quality of bus services, including proper maintenance of the bus fleet and will facilitate transparent collection and distribution of fare revenues via a formal (potentially electronic) ticketing system. This will allow the Cities to gradually optimise the public transport network via fair distribution of revenues among the operators in order to cover the costs of the non-profitable routes.

Assignment Description

The objective of this assignment (the “Assignment”) is to assist the Bank with the preparation of the Projects by conducting a comprehensive due diligence. The Bank now intends to retain a consultancy firm (the “Consultant”) or group of firms to assess whether the proposed investment has a strong justification in terms of preferred technology, scope, sufficient public transportation demand and improvement of service levels, environmental and social soundness. The tasks of the Assignment also include an assessment of the necessity of constructing Companies-owned depots for the new buses, or the possibility of structuring the projects with existing depots of the winning private operators.

As part of the Assignment the Consultant is required to identify and assess the potentially significant existing and future adverse environmental and social impacts associated with each Company’s current operations and the proposed Projects, assess compliance with applicable laws and the EBRD Environmental and Social Policy (“ESP”) and Performance Requirements (“PRs”), determine the measures needed to prevent or minimise and mitigate the adverse impacts, and identify potential environmental and social opportunities, including those that would improve the environmental and social sustainability of the Projects and/or the associated current operations.

The expected outcome of the Assignment is a preparation of the comprehensive due diligence to be used by the Bank to appraise the Projects and take a decision on the prospective financing.

The selected Consultant is expected to implement the following tasks:

  • Task 1: Technical review of the proposed bus operations to establish the route structure, demand, revenue and operational cost projections;
  • Task 2: Advice on the Depot;
  • Task 3: Advice on a new to-be-constructed Depot Design;
  • Task 4: Review and advice on technical and functional specifications of the new buses;
  • Task 5: Development and introduction of electronic ticketing system;
  • Task 6: Financial review of the proposed investments, including confirmation of cost estimates and operational assumptions;
  • Task 7: Projects Environmental and Social Due Diligence.

During Projects’ due diligence there will be also a separate consultant hired to do a legal due diligence and confirm the envisaged Project structure is based on a balanced contractual framework. Such consultant is expected to update the existing working samples of PSC for the Projects and conduct the legal due diligence on the envisaged structure with a focus on tendering of bus routes together with lease arrangements for buses under the PSC. The Consultant under this assignment and such legal consultant are expected to closely cooperate during the due diligence to achieve synergies in their outputs.

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 Q1 2017 and has an estimated overall duration of 20 weeks.

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

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

Funding Source: It is expected that the Assignment will be funded by the EBRD Shareholder Special Fund. Please note selection and contracting will be subject to the availability of funding.

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required.

The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms with experience related to:

a) Feasibility studies for international financial institutions (“IFIs”) (or equivalent) following IFI procedures and rules on public procurement and disbursement policies;

(b) Similar assignments in the public transport sector, particularly in urban transport architecture and planning as well as economics and finance, operations and equipment, in Central Asia or countries with comparable conditions to Kazakhstan such as in the former CIS countries;

(c) Similar assignments in the public transport sector with sophisticated technical, institutional and legal framework aspects, environmental and social requirements, local and international financial management standards internationally as well as in the region.

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

a. Key Expert No 1 Project Leader / Technical and Transport Authority Expert with extensive experience in the public transport sector internationally as well as in the former CIS countries;

b. Key Expert No 2 Urban Transport Planning, Bus Operations Expert with technical knowledge of the urban transport planning, operations and equipment sector internationally as well as in the region of CIS countries;

c. Key Expert No 3 Bus and Equipment Technical Expert with technical knowledge of the urban transport planning, operations and equipment sector internationally as well as in the region of CIS countries;

d. Key Expert No 4 Transport Economics and Finance Expert with practical experience in public financing and modelling;

e. Key Expert No 5 Expert on Architecture and Planning with good expertise in urban transport architecture and planning;

f. Key Expert No 6 Environmental and Social Expert with good knowledge and understanding of EBRD’s environmental and social requirements and past experience of assistance in their successful implementation on similar projects;

g. Key Expert No 7 IFI Procurement Expert with good knowledge and experience in IFIs procedures and rules on public procurement and disbursement policies, understanding of institutional and legal framework aspects in the public transport sector, international and local (regional) financial management standards.

The language of communication between the Consultant's experts and the Companies' representatives will be Russian/Kazakh. Experts' fluency in at least one of these languages will be an advantage.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bank Contact Person:

Georgia Vasiliadis

Technical Co-operation

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

One Exchange Square

London EC2A 2JN

Tel: + 44 20 7338 7750

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

Notes:

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

2. A parallel assignment will be launched for Legal Due Diligence & Public Service Contract on the Semey & Oskemen Bus Project: (#67948). Firms may apply and be selected for both assignments.

3. The shortlist criteria are:

(a) Firm’s experience in successful developing feasibility studies for international financial institutions (“IFIs”) following IFI procedures and rules on public procurement and disbursement policies – 15%;

(b) Firm’s experience of similar assignments in the public transport sector, particularly in urban transport architecture and planning as well as economics and finance, operations and equipment, in Central Asia or countries with comparable conditions to Kazakhstan such as in the former CIS countries – 15%;

(c) Firm’s experience of similar assignments in the public transport sector with sophisticated technical, institutional and legal framework aspects, environmental and social requirements; local and international financial management standards internationally as well as in the region - 25%;

(d) CV of Project Leader / Technical and Transport Authority Expert – 10%

(e) CVs of Other Key Experts – 30%

(f) Ability of Key Experts to communicate in Russian/Kazakh languages - 5%

Kazakhstan: District Heating Meters Installation Programme - Corporate Development Programme

 | Published November 3, 2016  -  Deadline December 1, 2016
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Executing Agency (Client):
JSC "Fond Razvitiya ZHKH"

The Client Contact Person:
Alibek Raipov
JSC "Fond Razvitiya ZHKH"
Turan Ave, 65, Astana, Kazakhstan
Email: alibekraipov@gmail.com
Phone: +7 (7172) 49-56-94

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:
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “EBRD” or the “Bank”) is considering lending to JSC “Fund for Housing Development” (the “Fund”, the "Company" or the “Borrower”), wholly owned by the Government of Kazakhstan (the “GOK”) to co-finance the National programme for installation of heat and hot water metering devices in district heating facilities in Kazakhstan (the “Programme”).

The Fund was established by GOK in 2012. The Fund’s mission is to conduct special programs in the municipal housing infrastructure sector, as approved by GOK. At the moment GOK has approved the DH metering and Individual Heating Substations (IHS) installation program in residential houses in the country. The main operations of the fund involves heat meters purchase and lease to local district heating companies.

Assignment Description:
The Fund now intends to retain a consulting company (the “Consultant”) to develop and strengthen the Fund’s key procedures related to credit, technical and (the “Assignment”).

The expected outcome of the Assignment is the Fund’s institutional capacity and operations are enhanced.

The selected Consultant is expected to provide the following services to support the Fund in:
• critical appraisal and enhancement of existing operating policies and procedures  related to credit, technical and environmental assessment of potential risks related to the project;
• development of procedures for  assessment of creditworthiness/credit rating of utilities;
• development of procedures for verification of utilities eligibility for the project; review and improvement of existing accounting and reporting systems;
• establishment of management information system;
• development of procedures for verification for monitoring of lease contracts’ compliance and of financial performance of lessee;
• implementation of Stakeholder Participation Programme (“SPP”);
• assisting the Fund in implementing environmental and social  procedures that are needed to achieve compliance with EBRD’s Performance Requirements (“PRs”);
• maintaining the performance and the financial covenants as stated in the project loan agreement.

The Terms of Reference for the Assignment can be accessed 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 Q1 2017 and has an estimated overall duration of 12 months.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 100,000 (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 Assignment will be funded by EBRD Shareholder Special Fund. Please note that selection and contracting will be subject to the availability of funding.

Eligibility: There are no eligibility criteria.

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

1. development and implementation of corporate development programs for leasing companies of a comparable nature, scale and complexity to the Assignment;
2. management of complex assignments in organizations comparable to the Client and involving multiple stakeholders.

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

a Key Expert No 1 Team Leader/ Leasing operations expert with preferably 10 years of previous professional experience in financial institutions sector in project management of complex similar assignments in organizations comparable to the Client;

b Key Expert No 2 Financial-MIS expert with preferably 5 years of previous professional experience in comparable assignments in the financial institutions sector; additional experience in municipal infrastructure sector will be an advantage;

c. Key Experts No 3 Legal and Regulatory expert with preferably 5 years or more of previous professional experience in the successful implementation of similar assignments and good knowledge of Kazakhstan legislation and local tariff regulation;

d. Key Expert No 4 Environmental and Social expert with preferably 5 years or more of previous professional experience in the successful implementation of comparable assignments and with demonstrated knowledge of stakeholder participation and of the environmental and social standards of the EBRD or other comparable institutions.

All key experts shall be fluent in written and spoken English. It is essential that the Consultant’s team contains some experts fluent in Russian. If some of experts do not speak Russian, the consultant should demonstrate that they arranged for high quality translation.

Non-key experts are expected to include junior accounting, leasing and financial 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. Proposed approach, work plan and methodology.

4. 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.

5. Financial proposal presented in the breakdown of costs format using the template via the 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 and Russian 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 Proposals should be submitted, in English and Russian 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.

Important Notes:
1. The selection will normally be made from responses to this notification only. The highest-ranked Consultant will be selected from a shortlist and be invited to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding.

2. The evaluation criteria for the technical proposals are as follows:
(a) Firm’s previous project experience in development and implementation of corporate development programs of a comparable nature, scale and complexity to the Assignment – 15%
(b) Firm’s previous project experience in project management of complex assignments in organizations comparable to the Client and involving multiple stakeholders – 15%
(c) Proposed approach to the assignment, work plan and methodology - 20%
(d) Proposed team of key experts – 40%
(e) Availability of junior staff, knowledge of Russian and offices in Kazakhstan or video-link facilities – 10%

The minimum technical score (St) required to pass is:  80.        

Please note that only the Financial Proposals from Consultants passing the minimum technical score (St) will be opened.

The lowest evaluated Financial Proposal (Fm) is given the maximum financial score (Sf) of 100.

The formula for determining the financial scores (Sf) of all other Proposals is calculated as following:

Sf = 100 x Fm/ F, in which “Sf” is the financial score, “Fm” is the lowest price, and “F” the price of the proposal under consideration.

The weights given to the Technical (T) and Financial (P) Proposals are:
T = 85 and
P = 15

Proposals are ranked according to their combined technical (St) and financial (Sf) scores using the weights (T = the weight given to the Technical Proposal; P = the weight given to the Financial Proposal; T + P = 1) as following:  S = St x T% + Sf x P%.

Astana Bus Project - Corporate Development Programme

 | Published November 19, 2015  -  Deadline December 18, 2015
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Executing Agency (Client): 'Astana LRT' LLP The Client Contact Person: Mr. Yerlan Alibayev Procurement Specialist Astana LRT LLP 34, Turan avenue, Astana Tel: +7 7172 577103; +7 701 8327854; +7 707 691 0671 Email: office@astanalrt.com The EBRD Contact Person: Sarah Platt-Smyth Advisor, Technical Co-operation European Bank for Reconstruction and Development One Exchange Square London EC2A 2JN Tel: + 44 20 7338 8518 Email: plattsms@ebrd.com Project Description: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the 'EBRD' or the 'Bank') has been approached by the authorities of Astana (the 'City' or the 'Akimat') with request to support reforms in its urban public transport sector. The EBRD is considering providing a loan for the purchase of standard capacity low floor diesel urban buses alongside some depot equipment (the 'Project'). The financing is envisaged to be provided to a limited liability public transport company 'Astana LRT' (the 'Company' or the 'Client'), fully owned by the City. The buses will be leased out to municipal and private operators on a competitive basis under Public Service Contracts ('PSC') to be signed between the City, the operators, and/or the Company. Assignment Description: The Client now intends to retain a consulting company (the 'Consultant') to have support in improving its commercial standing, service and environmental performance by helping to identify and implement the necessary corporate, financial and operational improvements required to meet the related covenants included in the EBRD finance documents and to prepare and implement the Corporate Development Programme (the 'Assignment'). The expected outcome of the Assignment is development of Company's skills for supervision of the buses and bus depot lease contracts and the long-term maintenance and repair ('MR') contracts; introduction of the management information system ('MIS') and IFRS reporting; and implementation of the Environmental and Social Action Plan ('ESAP'). The selected Consultant is expected to provide the following services, including but not limited to: Task 1 Analysis of the Company Task 2 Corporate Development Programme • Bus lease contract supervision • MR contract supervision • Management Information System (MIS) and International Accounting Standards (IAS) • ESAP implementation • Information disclosure Task 3 Capacity building for the City • Support the City in the introduction of a Public Service Contract Task 4 Training 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/astana-bus-project-cdp-tor.pdf 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 1Q 2016 and has an estimated overall duration of 24 months. Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 240,000 (exclusive of VAT). Subject to availability of funding, the performance of the selected Consultant and the specific needs of the Client, the Assignment may be extended beyond the current scope. The Consultant must determine whether any indirect taxes/VAT are chargeable on the proposed services and state the basis for such. If any indirect taxes/VAT are payable, the Client will have to pay indirect taxes/VAT element to the services directly to the Consultant unless otherwise agreed. Funding Source: It is anticipated that the contract will be financed by EBRD's donor funded Technical Cooperation Funds Programme. However consultant selection and contracting will be subject to availability of funding from an appropriate donor. Eligibility: In order to mitigate against any undue competitive advantage, Consultants currently providing services to the Client on the date of the publication of this procurement notice will not be eligible to participate in the selection for this Assignment. There are no other eligibility restrictions. Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms with previous project experience related to: 1. Development and implementation of corporate development programmes of a comparable nature, scale and complexity to the Assignment; 2. Drafting, procuring and implementing long-term maintenance and repair contracts in countries with comparable conditions to Kazakhstan; and 3. Project management of complex assignments in organisations comparable to the Client and involving multiple stakeholders. The Consultant should ensure that appropriately qualified experts are available, as required, for each of the different tasks outlined in the TOR. The Consultant's expert team is expected to include key experts as follows: • Key Expert 1 Team Leader/ Urban Transport Expert with preferably 10 years or more of previous professional experience in project management of complex assignments in organisations comparable to the Client and involving multiple stakeholders; and preferably 10 years or more of previous professional experience in the urban transport sector in countries with comparable conditions to Kazakhstan. • Key Expert 2 Urban Transport Institutional and Regulatory Expert with preferably 10 years or more of previous professional experience and knowledge of urban transport management at institutional regulatory levels; • Key Expert 3 Financial Expert with preferably 10 years or more of previous professional experience in comparable assignments in the urban transport sector; • Key Expert 4 Environmental and Social/Labour Experts with preferably 10 years or more of previous professional experience in the successful implementation of comparable assignments and with demonstrated knowledge of the environmental and social standards of the EBRD or other comparable institutions; • Key Expert 5 Local Legal Expert with experience in drafting long-term maintenance and repair contracts in comparable assignments. All Key Experts shall be fluent in written and spoken English. It is essential that the Consultant's team contains some experts fluent in Russian. Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants seeking to be selected, 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. 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 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: A. Technical Proposal The technical proposal should be submitted, in English and Russian via email (pdf) to the Client's contact person, to reach the Client not later than the closing date. One additional copy shall reach the Bank's contact person by the same due date. The technical proposal 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 technical proposal into further files. Consultants are reminded that the technical proposal MUST NOT contain the financial proposal (the instructions for which are listed below). B. Financial Proposal The financial proposal should be submitted, in English and Russian via email (pdf) to the Bank's contact person only, to reach the Bank not later than the closing date. The financial proposal shall be one file (pdf). The Bank will not share the financial proposal with the Client until the Client has completed the technical evaluation and the Bank has issued its no objection (if applicable), 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: a. Firm's previous project experience related to similar corporate development programme assignments and preferably in the EBRD's countries of operations as required the Assignment (15%); b. Firm's previous project experience in public urban transport networks in comparable contexts (15%); c. CV of Key Experts (20%); d. Work Plan (10%); e. Team Input (10%); f. Technical Approach and Methodology (10%); and g. Financial Proposal (20%). 4. Evaluation of Financial Proposals Only those submissions which score 70% or more of the total marks available for the technical criteria (a-f inclusive) will be eligible to have their financial proposals evaluated. 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.

Almaty District Heating Project - Feasibility Study

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

Ref.2017-0037_Project Inception Phase International Consultant

Home-based with one mission to Astana, Kazakhstan - KAZAKHSTAN | Published June 13, 2017  -  Deadline June 25, 2017
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Overview :The United Nations Development Programme in the Republic of Kazakhstan (UNDP) is announcing a vacancy for the position of INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANT FOR PROJECT INCEPTION PHASE.For detailed information on the position, the scope of work and the evaluation criteria please refer to the attached Terms of Reference and IC Procurement Notice.Duty station: home-based with one trip to Astana (4 days);Excellent English writing and communication skills. Proficiency in Russian is a significant advantage.All applications (max.10 MB) including:Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP;Personal CV or P11, indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references;Financial Proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided. If an Offeror is employed by an organization/company/institution, and he/she expects his/her employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing him/her to UNDP under Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA), the Offeror must indicate at this point, and ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated in the financial proposal submitted to UNDP. Interested candidates are requested to submit their application by email to: procurement.kz@undp.org with the indication of Ref.2017-0037 in the subject line not later than June 25, 2017

Provision of Services to conduct HACT (Harmonized Approach to Cash Transfer) Micro Assessment for UNDP Kazakhstan projects.

UNDP Country Office - KAZAKHSTAN | Published January 24, 2017  -  Deadline February 7, 2017
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The United Nations Development Program in the Republic of Kazakhstan (UNDP) is announcing tender for Provision of Services to conduct HACT (Harmonized Approach to Cash Transfer) Micro Assessment for UNDP Kazakhstan projects.Detailed information is given in the attached Request for Proposals.Instructions: proposals (technical and financial in separate envelops) should be submitted in sealed envelopes to the following address: 14 Bokeikhan str., Astana, 010000, Kazakhstan addressed to Nurgul Murzagaliyeva, Procurement Associate, not later than 18:00 February 07, 2017.For any questions on this tender please contact Ms. Zhanetta Babasheva, Resources Monitoring Associate, +7 (7172) 696550, ext. 2114, email: zhanetta.babasheva@undp.orgProposals should be duly signed and stamped.Late quotations will be disqualified automatically.

Audit services of 8 National Implementation (NIM) projects

UNDP Country Office - KAZAKHSTAN | Published January 23, 2017  -  Deadline February 6, 2017
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The United Nations Development Program in the Republic of Kazakhstan (UNDP) is announcing tender for provision of Audit services of 8 National Implementation (NIM) projects.Detailed information is given in the attached Request for Proposals.Instructions: proposals (technical and financial in separate envelops) should be submitted in sealed envelopes to the following address: 14 Bokeikhan str., Astana, 010000, Kazakhstan addressed to Nurgul Murzagaliyeva, Procurement Associate, not later than 18:00 February 06, 2017.For any questions on this tender please contact Ms. Zhanetta Babasheva, Resources Monitoring Associate, +7 (7172) 696550, ext. 2114, email: zhanetta.babasheva@undp.orgProposals should be duly signed and stamped. Late quotations will be disqualified automatically.

Development of a methodology for individual selection of compensatory accommodations and adapted transportation for persons with disabilities

UNDP Country Office - KAZAKHSTAN | Published June 14, 2017  -  Deadline June 30, 2017
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The United Nations Development Programme in the Republic of Kazakhstan (UNDP) within its project “Improving the System of Social Protection of Population in Line with Priorities of Social Modernization” is announcing a competitive bidding for “Development of a methodology for individual selection of compensatory accommodations and adapted transportation for persons with disabilities”.Detailed information given in the attached Request for Proposals.Instructions: proposals (technical seperately from financial) should be submitted in sealed envelope to the office 14, Azerbaizhan Mambetov Str., Astana, 010000, Kazakhstan addressed to Nurgul Murzagaliyeva, UNDP Procurement Associate, not later than 05:00 PM local time, June 30, 2017.Proposals should be duly signed and stamped. Late quotations will be disqualified automatically.

District Heating Meters Installation Programme - Development of the Programme for IHS Installation

 | Published November 3, 2016  -  Deadline December 1, 2016
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Executing Agency (Client):
JSC "Fond Razvitiya ZHKH"
Turan Ave, 65, Astana, Kazakhstan

The Client Contact Person:
Alibek Raipov
JSC "Fond Razvitiya ZHKH"
Turan Ave, 65, Astana, Kazakhstan
Email: alibekraipov@gmail.com
Phone: +7 (7172) 49-56-94

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:
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “EBRD” or the “Bank”) is considering lending to JSC “Fund for Housing Development” (the “Fund”, the "Company" or the “Borrower”), wholly owned by the Government of Kazakhstan (the “GOK”) to co-finance  the National programme for installation of heat and hot water metering devices in district heating facilities in Kazakhstan (the “Programme”).

The second direction of the Fund's activity is a programme for Individual Heat Sub-stations (“IHS") installation ("IHS Programme"). The Fund plans to implement pilot installations of IHSs in 5-7 cities in Kazakhstan.

The Fund is also considering installation of automated meter reading and control systems for electricity (“ASKUE”) in several cities.

Assignment Description:
The Fund now intends to retain a consulting company (the “Consultant”) to develop the programme for IHS installation including the assessment of the Programme's adequacy vis-à-vis best international standards and practices as applicable (the “Assignment”).

The expected outcome of the Assignment is that the IHS and ASKUE programmes are developed for the Fund.

The selected Consultant is expected to provide the following services:
• Economic and financial viability assessment of IHS installation in multi-flat houses in Kazakhstan;
• Assessment of potential water and energy savings from IHS installation for residents and heat suppliers;
• Review of institutional arrangements between heat supply utilities and residential consumers in relation to IHS installation;
• Legal assessment and drafting of documents necessary for the Programme implementation.
• Development of the eligibility criteria for the clients applying for participation in IHS Programme;
• Development of pilot IHS programme for several cities and assistance to the Fund in its implementation
• Development of the  IHS Installation Programme for the Fund  for installation of his in 5-7 cities taking into account results of pilot IHS Programme;
• Preparation of technical specifications for IHS components and installation;
• Development and update of the Environmental and Social Procedures for the Fund to ensure IHS Programme and installation is carried out with due consideration to the environment, health and safety, labour and social matters in line with EBRD requirements.

The Consultant shall also provide recommendations for implementation of the ASKUE pilot project for 1-2 cities if requested by the Fund along the same lines as above.

The Terms of Reference for the Assignment can be accessed 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 Q1 2017 and has an estimated overall duration of 6 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 Assignment will be funded by EBRD Shareholder Special Fund. Please note that selection and contracting will be subject to the availability of funding.

Eligibility: There are no eligibility criteria.

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

1. development and implementation of IHS installation projects of a comparable nature, scale and complexity to the Assignment in Eastern Europe and/or former CIS countries and with similar climatic conditions;
2. implementing assignments in accordance with the procedures and rules of International Financial Institutions (or similar), such as the World Bank or EBRD.

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

a Key Expert No 1 Team Leader with preferably 10 years of professional experience in comparable assignments in the district heating sector in in Eastern Europe and/or the CIS countries and with similar climatic conditions; and experience of working with IFIs (or similar); 

b Key Expert No 2 Senior District heating, IHS and ASKUE engineer with preferably 5 years professional experience in comparable assignments in the district heating sector in Eastern Europe and/or the CIS countries and with similar climatic conditions;

c. Key Expert No 3 District heating, IHS and ASKUE engineer with previous professional experience in the successful implementation of similar assignments preferably in Kazakhstan.

c. Key Expert No 4 Senior Lawyer with preferably 5 years of professional experience and good knowledge of Kazakhstan legislation, preferably in the housing and utilities sector;

d. Key Expert No 5 Institutional and regulatory Expert with preferably 5 years of professional experience and good knowledge of local legal environment related to housing and communal services and tariff regulation issues in Kazakhstan;

e. Key Expert No 6 Environmental, health and safety and Social expert with preferably 5 years of previous professional experience in the successful implementation of comparable assignments and with demonstrated knowledge of the environmental and social standards of the EBRD or other comparable institutions;

f. Key Expert No 7 Procurement Expert with preferably 5 years of professional experience and good knowledge of IFI (or similar) procurement rules;

All key experts shall be fluent in written and spoken English. Knowledge of Russian language by key experts is essential. If some of experts do not speak Russian, the consultant should demonstrate that they arranged for high quality translation.

Non-key experts are expected to include junior technical, legal and environmental 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. Proposed approach, work plan and methodology.

4. 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.

5. Financial proposal presented in the breakdown of costs format using the template via the 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 and Russian 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 Proposals should be submitted, in English and Russian 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.

Important Notes:
1. The selection will normally be made from responses to this notification only. The highest-ranked Consultant will be selected from a shortlist and be invited to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding.

2. The evaluation criteria for the technical proposals are as follows:

(a)Firm’s previous project experience in development and implementation of IHS installation projects of a comparable nature, scale and complexity to the Assignment in Eastern Europe and/or Central Asia and with similar climatic conditions – 15 %

(b) Firm’s previous project experience in implementing assignments in accordance with the procedures and rules of International Financial Institutions, such as the World Bank or EBRD (or similar) – 15%

(c) Proposed approach to the assignment, work plan and methodology – 20%

(d) Proposed team of key experts – 40%

(e) Availability of junior staff, knowledge of Russian and offices in Kazakhstan or video-link facilities – 10%

The minimum technical score (St) required to pass is:  80.        

Please note that only the Financial Proposals from Consultants passing the minimum technical score (St) will be opened.

The lowest evaluated Financial Proposal (Fm) is given the maximum financial score (Sf) of 100.

The formula for determining the financial scores (Sf) of all other Proposals is calculated as following:

Sf = 100 x Fm/ F, in which “Sf” is the financial score, “Fm” is the lowest price, and “F” the price of the proposal under consideration.

The weights given to the Technical (T) and Financial (P) Proposals are:
T = 85 and
P = 15

Proposals are ranked according to their combined technical (St) and financial (Sf) scores using the weights (T = the weight given to the Technical Proposal; P = the weight given to the Financial Proposal; T + P = 1) as following:  S = St x T% + Sf x P%.

Kazakhstan: District Heating Meters Installation Programme - PIU Support Including Procurement of Meters and Lease Contracts’ Monitoring Procedures

 | Published November 3, 2016  -  Deadline December 1, 2016
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Executing Agency (Client):
JSC "Fond Razvitiya ZHKH"
Turan Ave, 65, Astana, Kazakhstan

The Client Contact Person:
Alibek Raipov
JSC "Fond Razvitiya ZHKH"
Turan Ave, 65, Astana, Kazakhstan
Email: alibekraipov@gmail.com
Phone: +7 (7172) 49-56-94

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:
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “EBRD” or the “Bank”) is considering lending to JSC “Fund for Housing Development” (the “Fund”, the "Company", the “Client” or the “Borrower”), wholly owned by the Government of Kazakhstan (the “GOK”) to co-finance the National programme for installation of heat and hot water metering devices in district heating facilities in Kazakhstan (the “Programme”). The second direction of the Fund's activity is a programme for Individual Heat Sub-stations (“IHS") installation ("IHS Programme") and Automated meter reading and control system for electricity installation.

The Programme targets any eligible local heat supply company, including those located in small towns. Equipment under the Programme will be leased by the Fund to local heat supply companies for use in residential buildings. The Fund will oversee arrangements with contractors for the installation of equipment at DH utilities in multiple cities in Kazakhstan.

Assignment Description:
The Fund now intends to retain a consulting company (the “Consultant”) to support the Fund to set up and oversee the Project Implementation Unit in procurement and installation of metering devices as a part of Project implementation (the “Assignment”).

The expected outcome of the Assignment is the successful procurement of works and goods in accordance with the EBRD’s Procurement Policies and Rules and the successful and timely completion of the Project.
 
The Consultant shall perform, inter alia, the following key activities:
i) Assist the Fund in establishment of the Project Implementation Unit (“PIU”) and development of its operating procedures;
ii) Assist the Fund in capacity building necessary to deal with implementation of the Programme in accordance with best practice and educate the personnel of the Fund;
iii) Support the Fund in all aspects of the project implementation, including procurement (tendering, purchase and installation);
iv) Provide timely recommendations and report to the Fund on the contract administration process;
v) Provide necessary support to the Fund in project monitoring and reporting to the Bank.

The Terms of Reference for the Assignment can be accessed 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 Q1 2017 and has an estimated overall duration of 24 months.

Cost Estimate 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: It is anticipated that the Assignment will be funded by EBRD Shareholder Special Fund. Please note that selection and contracting will be subject to the availability of funding.

Eligibility: There are no eligibility criteria

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

1. provision of project implementation support of a comparable nature, scale and complexity to the Assignment, including procurement and installation of heat meters in the district heating sector, in Eastern Europe and/or former CIS countries and with similar climatic conditions;

2. projects involving the procurement policies and rules of international financial institutions (such as the EBRD, World Bank or others) as applicable for construction and Supply & Installation projects.

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

a Key Expert No 1: Team Leader with preferably 10 years of professional experience in comparable assignments in the district heating sector in in Eastern Europe and/or the CIS countries and with similar climatic conditions; and experience of working with IFIs (or similar);
 
b Key Expert No 2: Local Project Manager - Installation Supervisor with preferably 5 years of previous professional experience of installation of heat meters gained in countries with conditions similar to Kazakhstan;
 
c. Key Expert No 3: IFI Procurement and Contracts expert with preferably 5 years or more of previous professional experience in the successful implementation of similar assignments and have good knowledge of a good knowledge of procedures and rules of procurement of international financial institutions, such as the EBRD, World Bank or other IFIs, knowledge of FIDIC and/or World Bank/EBRD Supply and Installation contractual arrangements;

d. Key Expert No 4: Finance and Disbursement expert with preferably 5 years or more of previous professional experience in the successful implementation of similar assignments and have a good knowledge of requirements of Kazakh legislation concerning construction, financial, accounting and disbursement issues;

e. Key Experts No 5 and 6: International and Local District Heating experts with preferably 5 years or more of previous professional experience in the successful implementation of similar assignments in district heating sector;

g. Key Expert No 7: Environmental, Health and Safety and Social specialist with preferably 5 years or more of previous professional experience in the successful implementation of comparable assignments and with demonstrated knowledge of the environmental and social standards of the EBRD or other comparable institutions;

All key experts shall be fluent in written and spoken English. It is essential that the Consultant’s team contains key experts fluent in Russian. If some of key experts do not speak Russian, the consultant should demonstrate that they arranged for high quality translation.

Non-key experts are expected to include junior technical, legal and environmental 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. Proposed approach, work plan and methodology.

4. 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.

5. Financial proposal presented in the breakdown of costs format using the template via the 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 Proposal).

The expression of interest (including Section 1 – 4 and 6 of the Submission Requirements above) WITHOUT THE FINANCIAL PROPOSAL should be submitted, in English and Russian 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 Proposals should be submitted, in English and Russian 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.

Important Notes:
1. The selection will normally be made from responses to this notification only. The highest-ranked Consultant will be selected from a shortlist and be invited to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding.

2. The evaluation criteria for the technical proposals are as follows:

(a) Firm’s experience in provision of project implementation support of a comparable nature, scale and complexity to the Assignment, including procurement and installation of heat meters in the district heating sector, in Eastern Europe and/or former CIS countries and with similar climatic conditions;– 15%

(b) Firm’s experience in projects involving the procurement policies and rules of international financial institutions (such as the EBRD, World Bank or others) as applicable for construction and Supply & Installation projects - 15%

(c) Proposed approach to the assignment, work plan and methodology - 20%

(d) Proposed team of key experts –40%

(e) Availability of junior staff, knowledge of Russian language and offices in Kazakhstan– 10%

The minimum technical score (St) required to pass is:  80.        

Please note that only the Financial Proposals from Consultants passing the minimum technical score (St) will be opened.

The lowest evaluated Financial Proposal (Fm) is given the maximum financial score (Sf) of 100.

The formula for determining the financial scores (Sf) of all other Proposals is calculated as following:

Sf = 100 x Fm/ F, in which “Sf” is the financial score, “Fm” is the lowest price, and “F” the price of the proposal under consideration.

The weights given to the Technical (T) and Financial (P) Proposals are:
T = 85 and
P = 15

Proposals are ranked according to their combined technical (St) and financial (Sf) scores using the weights (T = the weight given to the Technical Proposal; P = the weight given to the Financial Proposal; T + P = 1) as following:  S = St x T% + Sf x P%.

3. The Consultant implementing EBRD assignment “Kazakhstan - Heat Meters - Technical, Procurement and Environmental and Social Study” shall not be eligible to be awarded the assignment subject to this Procurement Notice.

 

Kyzylorda District heating Project

 | Published August 14, 2015  -  Deadline October 7, 2015
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INVITATION FOR TENDERS Supply of Gas Turbine Engines and Related Services This Invitation for Tenders follows the General Procurement Notice No. 7735-GPN-45787 for this project which was published in Procurement Opportunities on the EBRD website www.ebrd.com November 11, 2014. State Communal Enterprise Kyzylordateploelektrotsentr hereinafter referred to as the Purchaser, intends using part of the proceeds of a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the Bank) towards the cost of Kyzylorda District Heating Project. The Purchaser now invites sealed tenders from suppliers for the following contract to be funded from the proceeds of the loan: Contract KDHP-5, Supply of Gas Turbine Engines and related services. The Project is implemented on the territory of Kyzylorda City, Republic of the Kazakhstan. This contract includes supply of Gas Turbine Engines and related services according to the Requirements. The estimated completion time under the contract is 9 months. Tendering for contracts to be financed with the proceeds of a loan from the Bank is open to firms from any country. The proceeds of the Bank's loan will not be used for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, of for any import of goods, if such payment or import is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations. The tender will be conducted in accordance with the EBRD’s Procurement Policies and Rules. To be qualified for award, the Tenderer shall meet the following qualification criteria as a minimum: The Tenderer shall have a minimum average annual turnover of 8.000 mil. KZT, calculated as total certified payments received for contracts in progress or completed and supported by audited balance sheets within the last 3 (three) years. The Tenderer shall demonstrate access to, or availability of, financial resources such as liquid assets, unencumbered real assets, lines of credit, and other financial means, other than any contractual advance payments to bear all costs related to execution of the Contract in the amount of not less than 600 mil. KZT. The Tenderer shall demonstrate that it has successful experience in the supplied similar goods and services to other purchasers and completed at least three (3) contracts for equipment in the last five years. The Tenderer shall submit the audited balance sheets, or if not required by the law of the Tenderer’s country, other financial statements acceptable to the Purchaser, for the last 3 (three) years to demonstrate the current soundness of the Tenderer’s financial position. All tenders must be accompanied by a tender security of KZT 17,000,000 (Seventeen million) or equivalent in convertible currency. Tenders must be delivered to the office at the address below on or before or before October 7, 2015 at 15:00 (Kyzylorda time), at which time they will be opened in the presence of those tenderers’ representatives who choose to attend. A register of potential tenderers may be inspected at the address below. Prospective tenderers may obtain further information from, and inspect and acquire the tender documents at the following office: Mr. A. Bekpaganbetov State Communal Enterprise “KYZYLORDATEPLOELEKTROTSENTR” 1 Maral Ishana street, (Karatogay b/n), Kyzylorda, 120009, Kazakhstan Tel.: + 7 7242 25 00 70 Fax: +7 7242 25 01 21 E-mail: gkpktezzakup@mail.ru

Kazakhstan: Assessment, Review and Finalization of Exchange Rules for the Astana International Exchange (AIX)

 | Published May 25, 2017  -  Deadline June 7, 2017
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Executing Agency (Client):
Ministry of Finance Kazakhstan
11, Pobeda ave., Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan, 010000;
Phone: (7172) 71 77 64, 71 77 65;
Fax: (7172) 71 77 85

The Client Contact Person
Amina Turgulova
Advisor to CEO
Head of Business Development Department
Astana International Financial Centre
Phone: (7172) 61 37 59
E-mail: a.turgulova@aifc.kz

The EBRD Contact Person:
Marina Matushina
Advisor
Technical Co-operation
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: + 44 20 7338 6577
E-mail: matushim@ebrd.com

Project Description:
The Astana International Financial Centre (the “Client”) has requested the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “EBRD” or the “Bank”) to provide technical assistance for the Assessment, Review and Finalization of Exchange Rules for the Astana International Exchange (the “AIX”) (the “Project”).

Assignment Description:
The Client now intends to retain a consulting firm (the “Consultant”) to finalize the legal draft of the stock exchange regulations provided by Astana International Financial Centre (the “AIFC”). (the “Assignment”)

The expected outcome of the Assignment is an assessment and review of the exchange rules drafted by AIFC/AIX, a revision of the rule book following the review and the finalization of the stock exchange rules, drafting of other necessary additional rules and sending rules to Astana Financial Services Authority (AFSA) for approval and introducing changes and recommendations of the AFSA, if any.

The selected Consultant is expected to provide the following services:

1. Review and Assessment of AIX Rulebook

  1. Analysis of the draft regulation.
  2. Review of draft against international best practices and available AIFC legislationand regulation.
  3. Identification of any deficiencies or missing concepts as well as completing drafting of other necessary additional rules for the exchange as SRO.

2. Revision of AIX Rulebook

Preparation of a revision of AIX Rulebook based on the draft rules provided by AIX. This activity should also highlight the role of AIX as a self-regulatory organisation (SRO) and its limits as well as the regulatory oversight provided by the AIFC Authority.

3. Finalization of AIX rules

  1.  Assistance in finalizing AIX rules prior to their adoption.
  2.  Delivery of capacity building exercises to market participants within AIX/ AIFC.  

 

The Terms of Reference for this Assignment can be found via the following link:http://www.ebrd.com/documents/admin/aifc-tor-8198.docx

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 June 2017 and has an estimated overall duration of six months.

Maximum Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 245,000.00 (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 Assignment will be financed by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and EBRD Technical Cooperation Account. Selection and contracting is subject to the availability of funding.

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

  1. Capital market development and regulation, with broad expertise across the world, preferably in developed and developing markets;
  2. Drafting, revising and assessing stock exchange rules;
  3. Expertise and experience in working in capital markets transactions/development projects in emerging markets, the said expertise and experience in the CIS/Kazakhstan would be an advantage.

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.

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

 

  1. Key Expert No 1 Team Leader with previous extensive legal project management experience and preferably 10 years of previous professional experience in capital market development, regulation and stock exchange rules.
  2. Key Expert No 2 Senior Associate with previous extensive legislative drafting and policy experience with preferably 5 years of previous professional experience in capital market development, regulation and stock exchange rules.
  3. Key Experts No 3 Pool of Additional Experts consisting of two associates with at least 2 years’ experience in capital market development, regulation and stock exchange rules.

 

All Key Experts should be fluent in English, fluency in Russian is desirable.  

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

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

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

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

4. Proposed approach, methodology and work plan for the Assignment with milestones.

5. Financial proposal in the format set out in Annexes 1 to the Terms of Reference provided via the above referenced 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.

Failure to submit correctly completed and signed Consultant Declaration Form may result in disqualification of the applicant from the selection process for this Assignment.

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 via email (pdf) to the Client’s contact person, to reach the Client not later than the deadline for submission of expressions of interest for this Assignment. One additional copy shall reach the Bank’s contact person by e-mail 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:

  1. Firm’s previous project experience in capital market development and regulation,  including in developed and developing markets - 20 points;
  2. Firm’s previous experience in drafting, revising and assessing stock exchange rules – 10 points;
  3. Firm’s expertise and experience in working on capital markets transactions/development projects in emerging markets, including in  the CIS/Kazakhstan – 30 points
  4. Experience and expertise of Key Experts as per requirements set out above – 40 points

Following the technical evaluation as described above, an additional 25 points will be allocated to the firm’s financial proposal submitted as part of the firm’s expression of interest.

The methodology for calculating scores for financial proposals is as follows: the lowest evaluated financial proposal (FM) is given the maximum financial score of 25 points. The formula for determining the financial scores of all other Proposals (Sf) is calculated as follows: Sf = 25 x Fm/ F, in which "Sf" is the financial score, "FM" is the lowest price, and "F" the price of the proposal under consideration.

Kazakhstan: Forte Bank: MSME Lending Capacity Building

 | Published December 22, 2016  -  Deadline January 27, 2017
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Project Description: ForteBank (the “Client”) has requested the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “EBRD” or the “Bank”) to provide technical assistance in MSME Lending Capacity Building (the “Project”).

ForteBank is the 8th largest bank in Kazakhstan with total assets of just over USD 3 billion and equity of USD 0.5 billion at end-1Q16. It offers a wide range of retail, corporate and SME products via its distribution network of 19 branches and 145 outlets in 39 cities and rural settlements of Kazakhstan.

The proposed Project aims to support ForteBank to improve the efficiency of its MSME lending operations. Results of an EBRD Due Diligence undertaken in June 2016, found weaknesses in the MSME Lending practices and transaction cycle of the Client. MSME credit risk management and underwriting techniques were areas noted that would need improvements and modernisation.

Assignment Description: The Client now intends to retain a consulting company (the “Consultant”) to assist in expanding its capacities in MSME lending effectively and efficiently provide MSME loans to enterprises across Kazakhstan on a sustainable basis (the “Assignment”).

The main aim of the Assignment is to support the Client with advice and practical information concerning:

  1. improvement in MSME credit risk management and underwriting techniques;
  2. training of specialised bank staff in areas pertaining to MSME lending; and
  3. enhanced performance measurement and reporting methodology aimed at continued operational strength in the face of an evolving business.

The selected Consultant is expected to provide the following services:

Risk management and underwriting

  1. Conduct an assessment of the current MSME operations at Forte, including both origination procedures and monitoring, to identify key weaknesses and impediments to further development of MSME lending operations;
  1. Provide practical recommendations aimed at improving Forte’s procedure  to MSME lending:
  1. Optimise existing strategic approach to MSME lending with focus on: a) selection of target segments and product lines; b) choice of optimal pricing strategy; and b) seamless incorporation of the MSME lending strategy within Forte’s general mid-term strategic goals.
  2. Improve the client’s MSME loan approval and monitoring processes aimed at enhancing the quality of its MSME portfolio.
  3. Develop monitoring of environmental and social aspects of projects in line with EBRD’s Environmental and Social Policy.
  4. Assess and propose improvements to the methodology that concerns problem loan workout procedures.

3. Assist in implementing these recommendations.

Training

  1. Offer three types of training to Client personnel involved in MSME Lending:
  1. Generalist training: Train the Client’s loan officers on general business management topics such as key customer service skills, public speaking and time management.
  2. Specialist training: Provide training to specialised Client personnel in:
    1. financial analysis;
    2. project valuation (with particular focus on oil & gas, mining and agricultural business);
    3. best practices in liquidity and market risks modelling and stress-testing;
    4. Basel III and its applications;
    5. modelling methodology design under IFRS 9;
    6. assessment of instruments used to hedge financial risks; and
    7. stress-testing with multifactor models.
  3. Train-the-trainer: Ensure sustainability of training measures by coaching members of the ForteBank staff who will be responsible for delivering internal training to new loan officers. Help prepare training materials and curriculum for future use by the Client for internal training on identified topics. Oversee first training sessions in each identified subject conducted by the trained trainers for Forte’s staff to provide feedback.

Performance measurement and reporting

  1. Undertake a review of internal reporting and advise whether its format is appropriate and quality sufficiently high to give Client management a detailed and accurate picture of bank operations and outlook.
  2. Assist with implementation of additional elements into the reporting package to ensure cost- and time-efficient generation of data, strong quality and high value to management.

The Terms of Reference for the Assignment are available through this link .

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

Assignment Duration: 18 months.

Maximum Cost Estimate Available for the Assignment: EUR 275,000 (exclusive of VAT).

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

Funding Source: It is expected that the Assignment will be funded by the European Union Investment Facility for Central Asia. Please note selection and contracting will be subject to the availability of funding and signing of related project financing agreement between EBRD and ForteBank.

Eligibility: There are no consultant nationality eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will have project experience and expertise in assisting banks with development of MSME business, strengthening credit and risk management, proven ability to help banks with devising and implementing 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.

The Consultant will also be able to operate and provide training in English and Russian.

It is expected that the Consultant's team will comprise of the following key expert(s):

Key Expert 1: Project Manager/Team Leader (Senior MSME Lending Expert)

  • Professional experience and relevant qualifications (ideally more than 10 years) in MSME lending and demonstrable knowledge of Kazakhstan’s banking and MSME finance sector;
  • Preferably at least 10 years of expertise in the development of MSME lending and risk assessment methodologies and establishment of relevant business processes;
  • Preferably at least 10 years of experience in managing similar assignments in the Commonwealth of Independent States (“CIS”) region and/or other countries in the EBRD’s countries of operation (“ EBRD CoO”);
  • Professional experience in conducting training on the entire transaction cycle for MSME lending with excellent communication, training, and presentation skills;
  • Fluency in Russian and English is essential.

Key Expert 2: MSME Lending and Risk Management Expert

  • Preferably at least 5 years of previous professional experience in credit risk assessment of MSMEs;
  • Preferably at least 5 years of experience in the underwriting procedures of MSME lending, including pricing, loan structuring and monitoring;
  • Preferably at least 5 years of experience in MSME lending in commercial banks in the CIS region and/or other countries in the EBRD CoO;
  • Professional experience in conducting training on the entire transaction cycle for MSME lending with excellent communication, training, and presentation skills;
  • Fluency in Russian and English is essential.

Key Expert 3:  MSME Advisor – Training Expert

  • Preferably at least 5 years of experience in specialist training in financial analysis, project valuation, liquidity, market risks modeling and stress-testing, Basel III and IFRS 9;
  • Preferably at least 5 years of experience in hiring and training of staff;
  • Professional experience in conducting training on the entire transaction cycle for MSME lending with excellent communication, training, and presentation skills;
  • Fluency in Russian and English is essential.

Submission Requirements: Interested consultants are hereby invited to submit proposals.

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

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

b) Details of required experience of firm or group of firms and related assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contract value, contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, percentage carried out by consultant in case of association of firms or subcontracting, main activities, objectives;

c) Proposed work plan and methodology;

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

e) Financial Proposal;

f) Completed Consultant Declaration Form and Contact Sheet, the template for which is available at:

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

The above information should not exceed 20 pages in total, excluding CVs, which should not exceed 2 pages each, Consultant Declaration Form and Contact Sheet.

The technical proposal (including CVs, Contact Sheet, Declaration Form) are to be submitted in English and Russian electronically by e-mail, clearly labelled ForteBank – MSME Lending Capacity Building, to the Executing Agency’s contact person no later than the closing date. One additional copy shall reach the Bank’s contact person by the same due date. The proposal 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 proposal into further files.

The financial proposal in English will be sent the Client’s contact person in a separate sealed envelope clearly marked with tenderer’s name and “Financial Proposal - ForteBank: MSME Lending Capacity Building - DO NOT OPEN UNTIL COMPLETION OF TECHNICAL EVALUATION”

Executing Agency: ForteBank
Name of contact: Dinara Raizhanova
Title: Head of FI
Tel: +7 (7172) 59 99 99
E-mail: draizhanova@fortebank.com; fi@fortebank.com

The EBRD's Contact Person:
Name of contact: Larissa Gosling
Title: Selection Advisor
Technical Co-operation
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: +44 207338 6338
Email: gosling@ebrd.com

Important Notes:

1. The selection will normally be made from responses to this notification only. The highest-ranked Consultant will be selected from a shortlist and will be invited to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding.

2. The evaluation criteria are:

a) Experience, qualification and competence of the Consultant and the proposed team related to the Assignment – 1) experience in assignments focused on MSME Lending Capacity Building, 2) knowledge of the local banking sector and relevant experience in the country, and 3) qualifications and competences directly related to the Assignment (40%).
b) Adequacy of proposed approach and work plan to the TOR: 1) understanding of Assignment and relevance of the proposed approach and 2) work plan and team assignment (30%).
c) Qualification and experience of key experts proposed (30%).

The minimum technical score (St) required to pass is:  70.       

Please note that only the Financial Proposals from Consultants passing the minimum technical score (St) will be opened.  The lowest evaluated Financial Proposal (Fm) is given the maximum financial score (Sf) of 100.  The formula for determining the financial scores (Sf) of all other Proposals is calculated as following:

Sf = 100 x Fm/ F, in which “Sf” is the financial score, “Fm” is the lowest price, and “F” the price of the proposal under consideration.

The weights given to the Technical (T) and Financial (P) Proposals are:
T = 80 and
P = 20

Proposals are ranked according to their combined technical (St) and financial (Sf) scores using the weights (T = the weight given to the Technical Proposal; P = the weight given to the Financial Proposal; T + P = 1) as following:  S = St x T% + Sf x P%.

Uralsk District Heating Modernization Project - Feasibility Study

 | Published September 16, 2016  -  Deadline October 14, 2016
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Project Description:

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the EBRD or the Bank) is considering providing a senior loan to the Joint Stock Company Zhaiykteploenergo (the Company). The proposed financing will support rehabilitation and modernisation of the District Heating (DH) infrastructure in the City of Uralsk (the Project). The City of Uralsk (population ~270,000) (the City or Uralsk) is the administrative centre of the Western Kazakhstan Oblast (the Oblast).

The Project envisages a modernisation of the City’s DH system through a Priority Investment Programme (PIP) which may include, inter alia: (i) rehabilitation/modernisation of the City’s existing heat generation plants and CHP facility if possible, or construction of a new plant; (ii) reconstruction of the DH transmission and distribution infrastructure, including networks and pumping stations; (iii) other demand side measures, focusing on increasing energy efficiency, reducing losses, improving reliability of heat services, and environmental standards.

Assignment Description:

The Bank wishes to engage a suitably qualified consultant (the Consultant) to prepare a comprehensive feasibility study (“FS”) to determine a priority investment programme (the PIP) developed from a long-term investment strategy, and evaluate its benefits, including assessing its environmental and social feasibility.

The expected outcome of the Assignment is preparation of a FS for the Company, the Oblast Akimat, and the City Akimat and the Bank, to be used by (i) the Bank to appraise the Project and take a decision on the prospective financing; and (ii) the Government of Kazakhstan (GoK) in approving capital grant allocation in accordance with the budget legislation of the GoK and rules of the EPFA Programme.

The Consultant is expected to perform the following tasks under the Assignment :

· Baseline Study;

· Definition of the Project;

· Long-term Investment Strategy;

· Priority Investment Programme (PIP);

· Financial Analysis;

· Liaising with the regulator on the tariff setting;

· Potential for Carbon Trade;

· Environmental and Social Assessment;

· Resource Efficiency Assessment.


The Terms of Reference for the Assignment can be accessed here.

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


Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in Q4 2016 and has an estimated overall duration of 16 weeks.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: To be determined.

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

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms preferably with 10 years or more previous project experience related to

· Developing feasibility studies for IFIs and a good knowledge of IFI procedures and rules on public procurement and disbursement policies;

· Deep knowledge of the district heating sector, with international experience of not less than 10 years, specifically institutional and legal framework aspects, environmental and social requirements; local financial management standards, professional standards of technical knowledge internationally as well as in the region.

 

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

Key Expert No 1: Project Manager/Team Leader with a university
degree or equivalent qualification with preferably 15 years or
more professional experience in the field of district heating,
with comprehensive experience of similar assignments in Central
Asia or other CIS countries, as well as in institutional and
commercial management of district heating companies. S/he should
demonstrate management and administration experience, including
experience with procedures of international financial institutions
(preferably EBRD procedures). The large number of different tasks
and the complexity of administrational procedures would require the
permanent presence of the Project Manager in the country as part of
the intensive work towards the preparation of the FS during the project
period.


Key Expert No 2: Financial specialists with knowledge and practical experience in financial and economic analysis of public companies and modelling.

Key Experts No 3: Engineer(s) / technical specialist(s) in district heating, fuel handling and
transport and co-generation plants with expertise and previous project experience in energy and resource efficiency.


Key Experts No 4: Environmental and social specialist(s) with specific expertise and previous project experience in conducting environmental and social assessments/audits for DH projects, including climate resilience impacts. These experts must have a good knowledge and understanding of the EBRD environmental and social requirements, demonstrated experience of
previous work with IFIs on similar assignments and with utilities in Central Asia or other CIS countries.

Key Experts No 5: Institutional expert with experience of similar assignments

Key Experts No 6: Legal expert with relevant experience in the areas of natural monopolies regulation and knowledge of Kazakh tariff legislation.

All Key Experts should be fluent in written and spoken English.

Pool of additional experts consisting of l
ocal experts with good communication skills and evidenced technical knowledge of the district heating sector planning, design, implementation and operations.

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

Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants seeking to be selected for this Assignment, the information submitted should include the following:
1. Company/group of firms’ profile, organisation and staffing (max. 2-4 pages).
2. Details of previous project experience or similar assignments particularly undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contract value, contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided (if different from duration) , main activities, objectives.
3. Proposed approach, work plan and methodology.
4. 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.

5. Financial proposal presented in the breakdown of costs format using the template via the financial-proposal.xlsx">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 should not exceed 25 pages excluding CVs and contact sheet. The complete expression of interest (including CVs, Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet) should be submitted, in English electronically through e-Selection, to reach the Bank not later than the closing date. The expression of interest shall be one file (pdf). The EBRD reserves the right to reject applications of firms submitting more than one file. Only if the permissible file size is exceeded (4MB), the Consultant may split the expression of interest into further files.


Bank Contact Person:

James Yoo

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

One Exchange Square

London EC2A 2JN

Tel: + 44 20 7338 6369

Email: YooJ@ebrd.com (submissions should be sent through eSelection and NOT to this email address)


Notes:

1. The selection will normally be made from responses to this notification only. 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:

(a) Firm demonstrates practical experience (preferably no less than 10 years) in developing feasibility studies for IFIs and a good knowledge of IFI procedures and rules on public procurement and disbursement policies – 20%
(b) Firm demonstrates deep knowledge of the district heating sector, with
international experience of preferably 10 years or more, specifically
institutional and legal framework aspects, environmental and social requirements; local financial management standards, professional standards of technical knowledge internationally as well as in the region – 20%
(c) Proposed approach to the assignment, workplan and methodology - 12%
(d) CV of Key expert No 1 – 8%
(e) CVs of Key experts No 2, 3, 4,5, 6 – 20% ( 4% for each)
(f) Financial Proposal (total price) - 20%

The methodology for calculating scores for financial proposals is as follows:
The lowest evaluated Financial Proposal (Fm) is given the maximum financial
score of 20. The formula for determining the financial scores of all other
Proposals (Sf) is calculated as follows: 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.

Oskemen (Ust-Kamenogorsk) Water Project - Feasibility Study

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

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

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

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

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

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

The FS shall comprise, inter alia, the following:

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

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

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

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

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

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

To the extent possible, the FS should:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bank Contact Person:
Paula Alegria
Technical Co-operation
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: + 44 20 7338 7589
e-mail: AlegriaP@ebrd.com (submissions should be sent through eSelection and NOT to this email address)

Notes:

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

2. The shortlist criteria and weightings are:

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

Kazakhstan: Kostanay District Heating - Feasibility Study

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

Technical supervision services of the pilot project “The introduction of water-saving technologies and improving the quality of drinking water in school and kindergarten of Akshi village

UNDP Country Office - KAZAKHSTAN | Published February 2, 2017  -  Deadline February 28, 2017
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The United Nations Development Programme in the Republic of Kazakhstan (UNDP) in the frames of the project «Supporting Kazakhstan’s transition to a green economy model” is announcing a competitive bidding for: “Technical supervision services\".Important: the Technical and financial proposals shall be submitted in separate envelops.Detailed information is given in the attached Request for Proposals.Instructions: Proposals should be submitted in sealed envelope to the Office 14 Bokey Khan str., Astana, 010000, Kazakhstan addressed to Nurgul Murzagaliyeva, Procurement Associate, not later than 18:00 February 28, 2017.For any questions on this tender please contact Ms. Gulzhamal Issayeva, UNDP Project Manager, +7 (7172) 696550, ext. 2601, email: gulzhamal.issayeva@undp.orgProposals should be duly signed and stamped. Late quotations will be disqualified automatically.

Equipment for Aktobe water reservoir automatization

United Nations Development Programme | Published January 6, 2017
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The United Nations Development Programme in the Republic of Kazakhstan (UNDP) in the frames of the project “Supporting Kazakhstan`s transition to green economy model" is announcing a competitive bidding for the provision of equipment for Aktobe water reservoir automatization.

Detailed information is given in the attached Request for Quotation (RFQ).

Instructions: proposals (technical and financial in separate envelops) should be submitted in sealed envelopes to the UNDP Office, 14 Bokeikhan Str., Astana, 010000, Kazakhstan, addressed to Nurgul Murzagaliyeva, UNDP Procurement Associate, not later than Jan 31, 2017 (till 6:00 p.m. of Astana time)

For any questions on this tender please contact Ms. Irina Yurchinskaya, Project Specialist, by e-mail: irina.yurchinskaya@undp.org  

Late submissions will be automatically disqualified. 

“Purchasing of a water-savings equipment for kindergarten in Akshi village of Enbekshikazakh district of Almaty region”

United Nations Development Programme | Published January 25, 2017
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The United Nations Development Programme in the Republic of Kazakhstan (UNDP) in the frames of the project “Supporting Kazakhstan`s transition to green economy model" is announcing a competitive bidding for the “Purchasing of a water-savings equipment for kindergarten in Akshi village of Enbekshikazakh district of Almaty region”.
 Detailed information is given in the attached Request for Quotation (RFQ).
Instructions: proposals (technical and financial in separate envelops) should be submitted in sealed envelopes to the UNDP Office, 14 BokeiKhan Str., Astana, 010000, Kazakhstan, addressed to Nurgul Murzagaliyeva, UNDP Procurement Associate, not later than February 28, 2017 (till 18:00 p.m. of Astana time).

For any questions on this tender please contact Ms. Gulzhamal Issayeva, Project Manager, by e-mail: gulzhamal.issayeva@undp.org  
Late submissions will be automatically disqualified.