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Provision of equipment for Aktobe water reservoir automaization

UNDP Country Office - KAZAKHSTAN | Published January 5, 2017  -  Deadline January 31, 2017
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 automaization.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.

Well drilling services for the Aktobe reservoir

UNDP Country Office - KAZAKHSTAN | Published January 5, 2017  -  Deadline January 31, 2017
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 Well drilling works for Aktobe reservoir.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 January 31, 2017 (till 6:00 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.

Technical supervision services for project “Supporting Kazakhstan’s transition to a green economy model”

UNDP Country Office - KAZAKHSTAN | Published January 16, 2017  -  Deadline February 13, 2017
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\".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 13, 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 proposals will be disqualified automatically.

Services for the development of training course and organizing study tour on «Electric Buses”

United Nations Development Programme | Published December 28, 2016

The United Nations Development Programme in the Republic of Kazakhstan (UNDP) in the frames of the project “City of Almaty Sustainable Transport” (CAST) is extending a competitive bidding for the development of training course and organizing study tour on “Electric Buses” 

Detailed information is given in the attached Request for Proposals (RFP).

Instructions: proposals (technical and financial shall be in separate envelops) should be submitted in sealed envelopes to the UNDP Office, 14 Bokey Khan Str., Astana, 010000, Kazakhstan, addressed to Nurgul Murzagaliyeva, UNDP Procurement Associate, not later than Jan 11, 2017 (till 5:00 p.m. of Astana time)

For any questions on this tender please contact Ms. Yelena Yerzakovich, CAST Project Manager, by e-mail: yelena.yerzakovich@undp.org  

Late submissions will be automatically disqualified. 

Equipment for Aktobe water reservoir automatization

United Nations Development Programme | Published January 6, 2017

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. 

Preparation of an analytical report and recommendations “Policy review of development of Public transport sector in Kazakhstan”

UNDP Country Office - KAZAKHSTAN | Published December 22, 2016  -  Deadline January 23, 2017
The United Nations Development Programme in the Republic of Kazakhstan (UNDP) in the frames of the project “City of Almaty Sustainable Transport” (CAST) is announcing a competitive bidding for provision of services for preparation of an analytical report and recommendations “Policy review of development of Public transport sector in Kazakhstan”.Detailed information is given in the attached Request for Proposals (RFP).Instructions: proposals should be submitted in sealed envelopes (technical and financial parts to be provided in separate envelope) to the UNDP Office, 14 Bokey Khan Str., Astana, 010000, Kazakhstan, addressed to Ms. Nurgul Murzagaliyeva, Procurement Associate, not later than 18:00 local time January 23, 2017.For any questions on this tender please contact, UNDP CAST Project Manager Ms. Yelena Yerzakovich by phone + 7 727 312 19 94 or email: yelena.yerzakovich@undp.org Late quotations will be disqualified automatically.

Kazakhstan: Forte Bank: MSME Lending Capacity Building

 | Published December 22, 2016  -  Deadline January 27, 2017

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%.

Petropavlovsk Water

 | Published December 28, 2016  -  Deadline February 14, 2017

Procurement of Laboratory Equipment

This Invitation for Tenders follows the General Procurement Notice for this project which was published on the EBRD website, Procurement Opportunities (www.ebrd.com ) on 8 September 2016.

LLP "Kyzylzhar Su" hereinafter referred to as "the Purchaser", intends to use part of the proceeds of a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the Bank) towards the cost of Petropavlovsk Water Project.
 

The Purchaser now invites sealed tenders from Suppliers for the following contract(s) to be funded from part of the proceeds of the loan:

Lot 1: Supply of various laboratory equipment:

- Fluid analyzer (2 sets)
- Microscope (2 sets)
- Analyzer of BOD5 (1 set)
- Laboratory flocculator (1 set)
- Portable sludge depth sensor (1 set)
- Multi-seat heated water bath (1 set)

Lot 2: Supply of gas chromatograph (1 set)

The above-mentioned goods shall be delivered to the Purchaser’s warehouse in Petropavlovsk, the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Tenders are invited for one or more lots. Each lot must be priced separately. Tenders for more than one lot may offer discounts and such discounts will be considered in the comparison of tenders.

Tendering for contracts that are to be financed with the proceeds of a loan from the Bank is open to firms from any country.

To be qualified for the award of a contract, tenderers must satisfy the following minimum criteria:

  • The tenderer shall have the average annual turnover as prime Supplier (defined as billing for Goods delivered and under delivery) over the last three (3) years equivalent to at least EUR 250,000 for Lot 1 and EUR 150,000 for Lot 2.
  • The Tenderer shall demonstrate that it has access to, or has available, liquid assets, unencumbered real assets, lines of credit, and other financial means sufficient to meet the production cash flow for the contract estimated as not less than EUR 100,000 for Lot 1 and EUR 40,000 for Lot 2 equivalent, taking into account the Tenderer's commitments for other contracts.
  • If the Tenderer submits the bid for both lots, the above financial criteria shall apply in cumulative total.
  • The Tenderer shall have the experience as Supplier, in at least three (3) contracts within the last three (3) years, each with a value of at least EUR 80,000 for Lot 1 and EUR 40,000 for Lot 2, that have been successfully and substantially completed and that are similar to the proposed Goods.

Tender documents may be obtained from the office at the address below.  Upon request the documents will be promptly dispatched to the potential Tenderer by e-mail.

Tenders must be delivered to the office at the address below on or before 15:00 (Local time) on 14 February 2017, at which time they will be opened in the presence of those tenderers' representatives who choose to attend.

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

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

Erzhan Bazhenov
Financial Director
2, Proezd Kirovskiy, Petropavlovsk, Kazakhstan
Tel.: +7 (7152) 61-82-17
Fax: +7 (7152) 61-82-17
Email: petropavlovsk.piu@mail.ru

Kurty-Burylbaital Road Reconstruction Project Extension

 | Published November 30, 2016  -  Deadline January 20, 2017

This Invitation for Prequalification follows the General Procurement Notice for this project which was published on the EBRD website, Project Procurement Notices (http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/project.shtml) on October 03, 2016.

Joint Stock Company “National Company “KazautoZhol” of the Republic of Kazakhstan, hereinafter referred to as “the Client”, intends using part of the proceeds of a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, hereinafter referred to as “the Bank”, towards the cost of “Kurty-Burylbaital” Road Reconstruction Project under “Center-South” Corridor.

The Client intends prequalifying firms and joint ventures to tender for the following contract, hereinafter referred to as “the Contract”, to be funded from part of the proceeds of the loan:

  • Contract EBRD/CW-02/2016: km 2152-2214 “Kurty-Burylbaital” Road

Completion period is expected to be 39 months with further Defect Notification Period of 24 months.

To be prequalified for tendering for the Contract, the applicant must demonstrate to the Client that it substantially satisfies the requirements regarding experience, personnel, equipment, financial position and litigation history as detailed in the Prequalification documents and briefly summarised below:

General Experience:

The applicant shall have an average annual turnover as a contractor over the last 5 years (i.e. 2011-2015) of equivalent of USD 65 mln. The turnover value in other currencies than the defined currency should be recalculated into that currency based on the exchange rate as of the 1st of July of each year reported, as set by National Bank of Republic of Kazakhstan.

Specific Experience:

  1. successful experience as a contractor (prime or subcontractor) in the execution of at least 2 contracts of a magnitude comparable to the proposed contract within the last 5 years. For assessment purposes the values of the referred contracts shall be not less than the equivalent of USD 55 million; 
  2. the applicant shall have acted as a main contractor on 2 contracts of a similar magnitude. For assessment purposes the values of the referred contracts shall be not less than the equivalent of USD 55 million;
  3. successful experience as a contractor (prime or subcontractor) in the execution of at least 2 contracts of a nature and complexity comparable to the proposed contract within the last 5 years. For assessment purposes the referred contracts shall include reconstruction or construction of asphalt-concrete roads.

The following specific operations and works experience shall be demonstrated:

 

  • Asphalt concrete paving of 420 000 m2 per year;
  • Earthworks (fill-excavation) – 1 100 000 m3 per year
  • One bridge – 111 m length.

 

Financial Position:

The applicant shall demonstrate that it has access to, or has available, liquid assets, unencumbered real assets, lines of credit, and other financial means sufficient to meet the construction cash flow for the contract for a period of three months, estimated as USD 10 mln, taking into account the applicant's commitments in other contracts.

Prequalification and tendering for contracts to be financed with the proceeds of a loan from the Bank is open to firms and joint ventures of firms from any country and is governed by the EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules.. 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 or under a law of official regulation of the Purchaser's/Employer's country.

Prequalification documents may be obtained from the office at the address below or viа e-mail subject to provision of written request to obtain prequalification document signed by an authorized representative on a company letterhead.

The prequalification documents must be duly completed and delivered to the address below, on or before January 20, 2016, 3 p.m. (Astana time). Documents which are received late may be rejected and returned unopened.

 

Interested firms may obtain further information from, and inspect and acquire the prequalification documents at the following office:

 

Mrs. Aida Akunzhanova
Senior specialist for co-ordination and monitoring of purchases
Joint Stock Company “National Company “KazAutoZhol”
Astana, 010000, Republic of Kazakhstan
8, Amman str., Business Centre “Milano”, office 210
Tel.: +7 (7172) 72-95-77
e-mail: akunzhanova.a@kazautozhol.kz

Kostanay District Heating

 | Published December 15, 2016  -  Deadline February 15, 2017

Supply of Special Equipment

This Invitation for Tenders follows the General Procurement Notice 8424-GPN-47396 for this project which was published at 6 October 2016 on the web site of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development - www.ebrd.com.

State Communal Enterprise Kostanay Heat and Power Company, 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 Kostanay District Heating Project.

The Purchaser now invites sealed tenders from the suppliers for the following contracts, Supply of Special Equipment to be funded from part of the proceeds of the loan:

Lot 1: KoDHP-11-1 – Supply of Equipment for heating system flushing
Lot 2: KoDHP-11-2 – Supply of Testing bench for heat meters verification
Lot 3: KoDHP-11-3 – Supply of Gas reciprocating generator
Lot 4: KoDHP-11-4 – Supply of Diesel generator

The Project is implemented on the territory of Kostanay City of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

These contracts include supply of Specialized Vehicles and Associated Equipment according to the Requirements.

Tenders are invited for one or more lots. Each lot must be priced separately. Tenders for more than one lot may offer discounts and such discounts will be considered in the comparison of tenders.

The estimated completion time under contracts is 6 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.

To be qualified for the award of a contract, tenderers must satisfy the following requirements:

(a) Experience as Supplier, in at least 3 (three) contracts within the last 5 years, that have been successfully and substantially completed and that are similar to the proposed Goods.

(b) Average annual turnover as prime Supplier (defined as billing for Goods and Services delivered and under delivery) over the last 5 (five) years of not less than
USD 22,500 equivalent for Lot 1
USD 144,000 equivalent for Lot 2
USD 76,000 equivalent for Lot 3
USD 53,000 equivalent for Lot 4

(c) The Tenderer shall demonstrate that it has access to, or has available, liquid assets, unencumbered real assets, lines of credit, and other financial means sufficient to meet the production cash flow estimated as not less than:
USD 7,500 equivalent for Lot 1
USD 45,000 equivalent for Lot 2
USD 24,000 equivalent for Lot 3
USD 17,000 equivalent for Lot 4

taking into account the Tenderer's commitments for other contracts.

(d) The Tenderer shall submit 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 soundness of the Tenderer’s financial position, showing long-term profitability.

The tender documents may be obtained from the address below upon written request and payment of a non-refundable fee of KZT 100,000 (One hundred thousand) (VAT including) or equivalent in convertible currency.

Payment shall be made by direct bank transfer to:

Beneficiary: State Communal Enterprise Kostanay Heat and Power Company
Beneficiary’s Bank: Halyk Bank Kazakhstan, 97 Rozybakiev str. 050046 Almaty Kazakhstan
Account No: KZ986010221000286607 USD
Account No: KZ426010221000315745 EUR
SWIFT BIC: HSBKKZKX
Correspondent account USD
No 8900372605
Сorrespondent Bank: THE BANK OF YORK MELLON NEW YORK, NY US
SWIFT BIC: IRVTUS3NXXX
Correspondent account EUR
No 100 9472176 1000
Сorrespondent Bank: DEUTSCHE BANK AG FRANKFURT AM MAIN DE
SWIFT BIC: DEUTDEFFXXX


Upon the written request and confirmation of payment of a non-refundable fee the tender documents may be collected from the office at the address given below or the documents will be promptly dispatched by e-mail to the address, indicated in the written request, but no liability can be accepted for loss or late delivery.

All tenders must be accompanied by a tender security in the amount not less than:

USD 300 or equivalent for Lot 1
USD 1,700 or equivalent for Lot 2
USD 1,000 or equivalent for Lot 3
USD 600 or equivalent for Lot 4

Tenders must be delivered to the office at the address below on or before or before 15:00 (local time) 15 February 2017, at which time they will be opened in the presence of those tenderers’ representatives who choose to attend.

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

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

Mr. A. Bekpaganbetov
State Communal Enterprise
"Kostanay Heat and Power Company"
231 Borodina St. Kostanay City, Kazakhstan
Fax: +7-7142-577024
E-mail: grp.ktek@mail.ru

Petropavlovsk Water

 | Published September 8, 2016  -  Deadline September 8, 2017

The Limited Liability Company "Kyzylzhar su" (the "Company"), a water distribution and wastewater treatment company in the city of Petropavlovsk (the "City") entirely owned by Northern-Kazakhstan Oblast Akimat, has received a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the "Bank") and capital grant from the Government of Kazakhstan  to finance rehabilitation and upgrade of the water and wastewater system in the City.

The proposed project has a total estimated cost of up to KZT 4,157 million.

The project will require procurement of the following works, goods and services:

  • Hydraulic modelling
  • Rehabilitation of water pumping stations
  • Reconstruction of the wastewater pumping stations
  • Reconstruction of water supply network
  • Reconstruction of wastewater network
  • Supply of flow meters and pressure control valves
  • Supply of maintenance, leak detection, CCTV and laboratory equipment
  • Installation of SCADA

Tendering for the project is expected to commence in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Contracts to be financed with the proceeds of a loan from the EBRD will be tendered in accordance with the EBRD's Procurement Policies and Rules. The proceeds of the EBRD loan will not be used for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, or for any import of goods, if such payment or import is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations or under a law or official regulation of the Purchaser's country.

Interested suppliers and contractors should contact:
 

Mr. Erzhan Bazhenov
Financial Director
Address: 2, Proezd Kirovskiy, Petropavlovsk, Republic of Kazakhstan
Tel.: +7 (7152) 61-82-17
Fax: +7 (7152) 61-82-17
Email: petropavlovsk.piu@mail.ru

Kyzylorda Water

 | Published December 15, 2016  -  Deadline February 22, 2017

REHABILITATION OF SEWER FROM WWPS-12 TO WWPS-1

This Invitation for Tenders follows the General Procurement Notice No. 7698-GPN-45725 for this project which was published in Procurement Opportunities on the EBRD website www.ebrd.com on September 17, 2014 and updated on December 23, 2016.

The State Communal Enterprise “Kyzylorda Su Zhuyesi”hereinafter referred to as the Employer, intends using part of the proceeds of a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the Bank) towards the cost of Kyzylorda Water Project.

The Employer now invites sealed tenders from contractors for the contract on rehabilitation of sewer from WWPS-12 to WWPS-1 to be funded from part of the proceeds of the loan and co-financing grant contributions from the Government of Kazakhstan.

The scope of works under this contract shall include development of detailed design documents, supply of all equipment and materials, civil and installation works required for reconstruction of a two-line pressure sewer by trenchless method, including tests and commissioning, according to the Employer’s Requirements.

The Project is implemented on the territory of Kyzylorda City of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The estimated completion time under the contract is 14 months.

Tendering for contracts to be financed with the proceeds of the loans from the Bank is open to firms from any country.

To be qualified for award of the Contract, tenderersmust satisfy the following minimum criteria:

  1. The Tenderer shall demonstrate that it has successful experience as prime contractor in the execution of at least 2 (two) successfully completed contracts of a nature and complexity comparable to the proposed contract, with a value of at least one of them not less than USD 300,000 (three hundred thousand) equivalent, within the last 5 (five) years.
  2. The Tenderer, partner of JVCA or their sub-contractors successful experience in design and construction/reconstruction of wastewater networks of a nature and complexity comparable to the proposed contract.
  3. The Tenderer shall have an average annual turnover as prime contractor (defined as billing for works in progress and completed) over the last 5 (five) years of not less than USD 1,000,000 (one million) equivalent.
  4. The Tenderer shall demonstrate that it has access to, or has available, liquid assets, unencumbered real assets, lines of credit, and other financial means sufficient to meet the construction cash flow for the contract for a period of 3 (three) months, estimated as not less than USD 140,000 (one hundred forty thousand) equivalent, taking into account the applicant's commitments for other contracts.
  5. The Tenderer shall submit balance sheets audited or supported by the documents issued by tax authorities of the Tenderer’s country of origin for the last 5 (five) years and demonstrate the soundness of the Tenderer’s financial position, showing long-term profitability.
  6. The Tenderer or at least one partner of JVCA or a nominated sub-contractor shall avail of or have obtained prior to the contract commencement date all necessary licenses, certificates and permits required under the applicable legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan for survey activities, design works, and civil and installation works.
  7. The Tenderer shall be registered or will have to be registered in case of award of the contract with the Tax Authorities of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
  8. The Tenderer shall be certified for quality standard ISO 9001 or equivalent.
  9. The Tenderer shall be certified for health protection and professional safety standard OHSAS 18001 or equivalent.
  10. The Tenderer shall be certified for the environmental standard ISO 14001 or equivalent.

 

Tendering for contracts to be financed with the proceeds of the loan from the Bank is open to firms from any country. The proceeds of the Bank's loan shall 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, or by applicable legislation of the Employer’s country.

The tender documents are prepared in English with their unofficial Russian translation, and may be obtained free of charge from the office at the address below.

Upon the written request, the tender documents may be collected from the office at the address given below or the documents will be promptly dispatched by e-mail to the address, indicated in the written request, but no liability can be accepted for loss or late delivery.

All tenders must be accompanied by a Tender Security in the amount of not less than 6,500,000 (six million five hundred thousand) Kazakhstan tenges or equivalent in convertible currency.

Tenders must be delivered to the office at the address below on or before 12:00 noon local time on 22 February 2017, at which time they will be opened in the presence of the tenderers’ representatives who wish to attend.

 

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

State Communal Enterprise “Kyzylorda Su Zhuyesi”
Mr. Nurzhan Dikhambayev
Address: 156 Zheltoksan street,
Kyzylorda, 120008, Kazakhstan
Phone/fax: +7(777) 208 22 30
E-mail: nurzhanb2@mail.ru

Kostanay District Heating

 | Published December 15, 2016  -  Deadline February 1, 2017

Supply of Specialized Vehicles and Associated Equipment

This Invitation for Tenders follows the General Procurement Notice 8424-GPN-47396 for this project which was published at 6 October 2016 on the web site of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development - www.ebrd.com.

State Communal Enterprise Kostanay Heat and Power Company, 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 Kostanay District Heating Project.

The Purchaser now invites sealed tenders from the suppliers for the following contracts, Supply of Specialized Vehicles and Associated Equipment to be funded from part of the proceeds of the loan:

Lot 1: KoDHP-12-1 – Supply of Excavator;
Lot 2: KoDHP-12-2 – Supply of Tractor-crane;
Lot 3 : KoDHP-12-3 – Supply of High-sided dump truck;
Lot 4: KoDHP-12-4 – Supply of Dump body truck;
Lot 5: KoDHP-12-5 – Supply of Road roller with a trailer;
Lot 6: KoDHP-12-6 – Supply of Minibus;
Lot 7: KoDHP-12-7 – Supply of Multipurpose loader crane

 

The Project is implemented on the territory of Kostanay City of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

These contracts include supply of Specialized Vehicles and Associated Equipment according to the Requirements.

Tenders are invited for one or more lots. Each lot must be priced separately. Tenders for more than one lot may offer discounts and such discounts will be considered in the comparison of tenders.

The estimated completion time under contracts is 6 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.

To be qualified for the award of a contract, tenderers must satisfy the following requirements:

(a) Experience as Supplier, in at least 3 (three) contracts within the last 5 years, that have been successfully and substantially completed and that are similar to the proposed Goods.

(b) Average annual turnover as prime Supplier (defined as billing for Goods and Services delivered and under delivery) over the last 5 (five) years of not less than
USD 83,000 equivalent for Lot 1;
USD 144,000 equivalent for Lot 2;
USD 91,000 equivalent for Lot 3;
USD 114,000 equivalent for Lot 4;

USD 150,000 equivalent for Lot 5;
USD 53,000 equivalent for Lot 6;
USD 190,000 equivalent for Lot 7

(c) The Tenderer shall demonstrate that it has access to, or has available, liquid assets, unencumbered real assets, lines of credit, and other financial means sufficient to meet the production cash flow estimated as not less than:
USD 27,000 equivalent for Lot 1;
USD 45,000 equivalent for Lot 2;
USD 30,000 equivalent for Lot 3;
USD 36,000 equivalent for Lot 4;
USD 151,000 equivalent for Lot 5;
USD 48,000 equivalent for Lot 6;
USD 60,000 equivalent for Lot 7

taking into account the Tenderer's commitments for other contracts.

(d) The Tenderer shall submit 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 soundness of the Tenderer’s financial position, showing long-term profitability.

The tender documents may be obtained from the address below upon written request and payment of a non-refundable fee of KZT 100,000 (One hundred thousand) (VAT including) or equivalent in convertible currency.

Payment shall be made by direct bank transfer to:

Beneficiary: State Communal Enterprise Kostanay Heat and Power Company
Beneficiary’s Bank: Halyk Bank Kazakhstan, 97 Rozybakiev str. 050046 Almaty Kazakhstan
Account No: KZ986010221000286607 USD
Account No: KZ426010221000315745 EUR
SWIFT BIC: HSBKKZKX
Correspondent account USD
No 8900372605
Сorrespondent Bank: THE BANK OF YORK MELLON NEW YORK, NY US
SWIFT BIC: IRVTUS3NXXX
Correspondent account EUR
No 100 9472176 1000
Сorrespondent Bank: DEUTSCHE BANK AG FRANKFURT AM MAIN DE
SWIFT BIC: DEUTDEFFXXX

Upon the written request and confirmation of payment of a non-refundable fee the tender documents may be collected from the office at the address given below or the documents will be promptly dispatched by e-mail to the address, indicated in the written request, but no liability can be accepted for loss or late delivery.

All tenders must be accompanied by a tender security in the amount not less than:

USD 1,000 or equivalent for Lot 1
USD 1,500 or equivalent for Lot 2
USD 1,000 or equivalent for Lot 3
USD 1,100 or equivalent for Lot 4
USD 1,500 or equivalent for Lot 5
USD 1000 or equivalent for Lot 6
USD 2,000 or equivalent for Lot 7

Tenders must be delivered to the office at the address below on or before or before 15:00 (local time)
1 February 2017, at which time they will be opened in the presence of those tenderers’ representatives who choose to attend.

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

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


Mr. A. Bekpaganbetov
State Communal Enterprise
"Kostanay Heat and Power Company"
231 Borodina St Kostanay, Kazakhstan
Fax: +7-7142-577024
E-mail: grp.ktek@mail.ru

Kazakhstan Temir Zholy – Local Currency Loan

 | Published January 11, 2017  -  Deadline February 28, 2017

Procurement of Snowplows and Loader-Excavators for Railways of Republic of Kazakhstan

This Invitation for Tenders follows the General Procurement Notice for this project which was published 18th of July 2014 and updated 19th of August 2015  on the EBRD Web Site, Procurement Opportunities (www.ebrd.com) and on the website of the JSC “National Company “Kazakhstan Temir Zholy” (“KTZ”). This Invitation for Tenders is published on EBRD Web Site www.ebrd.com, on the website of KTZ www.railways.kz.

JSC “National Company “Kazakhstan Temir Zholy” intends using part of the proceeds of funds provided by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) towards the cost of the contracts for supply of snowplows and loader-excavators for railways of Kazakhstan.

Directorate of Main Railway Network - branch of JSC “NC “KTZ” now invites sealed tenders from Suppliers for the following contracts to be funded from part of the proceeds of the funds provided by the EBRD:

  • Lot/Contract No.1.  Supply of double – tracked snowplows for Kazakhstan railways
  • Lot/Contract No.2   Supply of rail/wheeled loader-excavators for Kazakhstan railways

Supply of the Goods is planned for III - IV quarter of 2017. Detailed description of the Goods and the terms of delivery are provided in the tender documents.

Tenders are invited for one or two lots.  Each lot must be priced separately.  Tenders for more than one lot may offer discounts and such discounts will be considered in the comparison of tenders.

Tendering for contracts that are to be financed with the proceeds of the funds provided by the EBRD is open to firms from any country.

To be qualified for the award of a contract, tenderers must satisfy the following minimum criteria:

  • Proven successful experience as a supplier of a similar equipment on the markets of the countries - members of 1520 mm gauge territories at least within the last three (3) years. Experience as Supplier in at least  three (3) contracts within the last three (3) years that have been successfully and substantially completed and that are similar to the proposed Goods, each with a value of at least: 

Lot No.1

USD   1 700 000

 

Lot No.2

USD   4 200 000

 

  • Proven sound financial position and minimum average annual turnover as prime Supplier (defined as billing for Goods delivered and under delivery) over the last three (3) years  in amount equivalent to: 

Lot No. 1

USD    9 000 000

 

Lot No. 2

USD   17 000 000

 

  • If the offered goods are not ready-made, but have to be manufactured - access to or availability of financial resources (such as liquid assets, unencumbered real assets, lines of credit and other financial means) to meet the cash-flow requirements for the relevant lot/ contract in the amounts not less than the equivalent of: 

Lot No. 1

USD   2 000 000

 

Lot No. 2

USD   4 700 000

 

  • Manufacturer’s Authorization for the offered equipment in case the tenderer is not its manufacturer or producer. Manufacturers of equipment shall have successful experience in manufacturing of the offered or previous models of equipment at least within the last five (5) years and should demonstrate that the offered or previous models of equipment are/were successfully used on the railways of Republic of Kazakhstan or of other countries with similar climatic conditions that use the railway track of 1520 mm. 
  • Other requirements listed in the tender documents.

Tender documents may be downloaded free of charge from KTZ website: www.railways.kz,  or obtained at the address below upon written request.     

All tenders must be accompanied by a tender security of in a form of a bank guarantee or in other form prescribed by the tender documents, in US dollars or local currency in the equivalent amounts specified below:

Lot № 1

Lot № 2

USD   45 000

USD 105 000

 

Tenders must be delivered to the office at the address below on or before 28 February 2017, 15:00 Astana time, at which time they will be opened in the presence of those tenderers’ representatives who choose to attend.

Prospective tenderers may obtain further information from the following office:

CONTACTS

Directorate of Main Railway Network - branch of JSC “NC “KTZ”
Supply and Economic Needs Department
Mr. Aset K. Оkasov,
Director
6, Kunaev street, room 416
Astana 010000 Kazakhstan
Facsimile number: +7 7172 60 5382
e-mail:  Okasov_a@railways.kz

These tendering opportunities are funded from the EBRD loan, and tendering procedures are governed by the EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules.

 

Kyzylorda Electricity Distribution Project - Consultant for the Project Implementation Unit

 | Published January 9, 2017  -  Deadline February 1, 2017

Procurement Notice Amended on 11 January 2017 as follows:

Consultants to note that Expressions of Interest for this assignment should be submitted in English and Russian. 

Kyzylorda Electricity Distribution Project - PIU Support

Executing Agency (Client):
JSC Kyzylorda Regional Electricity Company
Sultan Beybarys str,
Kyzylorda

The Client Contact Person:
Ainur Zhanaliyeva
Deputy chairman of the Board on economy and accounting policies
JSC Kyzylorda Regional Electricity Company
Tel: +7 /724-2/ 90 22 04
email: zhanalieva_a@krek.kz

The EBRD Contact Person:
Yvonne Wilkinson
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: + 44 20 7338 7123
E-mail: WilkinsY@ebrd.com

Project Description:The Joint Stock Company Kyzylorda Regional Electricity Company ("KREC” or “the Client”) has requested the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the EBRD or the Bank) to provide technical assistance to implement the Kyzylorda Electricity Distribution Project.

The EBRD is providing finance to rehabilitate and modernise the low and medium voltage distribution networks in the Oblast (the Project), including the installation of modern electricity meters and automatic control systems, strengthening the capacity and efficiency of transformers, and distribution lines aimed at reducing distribution network losses and increase in energy efficiency.  The expected technical and commercial losses reduction will have significant reduction of related carbon emissions as the power generation sector of Kazakhstan is of high carbon intensity.The Project to be financed by the Bank consists of the following components:

•           Rehabilitation of the 0.4-110 kV low and medium voltage network, including lines and substations, which were originally constructed about forty years ago. Consequently it is a high priority to improve the quality and reliability of electricity supply to the end consumers.

•           Supply and Installation of an automated system for protection of distribution network and substations.

•          Installation of new network meters and SCADA as well as a number of new    consumers “smart meters” and related hardware and software systems. International experience shows that rehabilitating distribution networks and improving metering arrangements is one of the fastest and most cost-effective methods of reducing losses and improving collection rates.  These measures in turn stimulate energy efficiency levels. Further improvement in bill collection (presently at around 80%) will also be permitted due to firm implementation of payment discipline and remote disconnection features.

Assignment Description: The Client now intends to create a Project Implementation Unit (PIU) and engage a consulting firm (the Consultant) to provide organisational and technical assistance to the Client to ensure the successful completion of the Project in accordance with the Project Implementation Plan (PIP) and with all EBRD requirements stipulated in the Loan Agreement (the Assignment).

The selected Consultant is expected to provide the following services:

1. Project Preparation Phase

  • Assist the Client with preparing, reviewing and updating the Project Implementation Plan (PIP) as required during the Project implementation.
  • Prepare a Project schedule identifying all relevant milestones and their respective timeframes for all parties to adhere to.
  • Provide guidance and recommendations for quality assurance in respect of the operations of the PIU and to the work to be undertaken by the contractors.
  • Provide comprehensive support to the PIU in relation to procurement of goods and works contracts under the Project, including review and preparation of technical specifications, preparation of tender documents, assistance during all stages of procurement processes and subsequent contract finalisation.

2. Project Implementation Phase

  • Assistance with Project implementation, including supervision, monitoring of progress of the supply and installation contracts under the project.
  • Support to the Client with regard to all aspects of Project reporting. 
  • Assistance with Testing, Commissioning and Operational Acceptance, as required by the Client.
  • Support in ensuring compliance with the Loan Agreement, including monitoring and reporting on the implementation of the Environmental and Social Action Plan.
  • Assistance in preparation of disbursement requests and management of Project Accounts as required by the Client.
  • Providing on-the-job training to ensure knowledge transfer to the Client on all aspects of oversight and management of project implementation.
  • At the end of the Project the Consultant will prepare a Project completion report, which shall include the following:
    • A summary of technical improvements achieved by the Project;
    • Assessment of the implementation of Environment and Social Action Plan.

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

Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in Q 2 2017 and has an estimated overall duration of approximately 36 months.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 500,000 (exclusive of VAT). Subject to availability of funding, excellent performance of the selected Consultant and the specific needs of the Client the Assignment may be extended beyond the current scope and time line.

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

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

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms with previous project experience related to preparing and implementing engineering works for power distribution projects of similar nature i.e. rehabilitation of low and medium voltage network including installation of network meters and SCADA.

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

a. Team Leader (Engineer) preferably with 10 years’ experience in construction or rehabilitation of medium and low voltage distribution systems including substation and lines. The TL should have proven experience of leading a team of experts and implementing similar projects. The TL will have excellent knowledge of English and Russian language for coordination and report writing purposes.

b. Power Distribution Expert preferably with 10 years of experience in planning, design and construction of Medium Voltage Lines and substations. 

c. Electricity Meters Expert preferably with 10 years of experience in the development of specifications and installation of modern electronic and “smart meters” for low voltage customers.  

d. Procurement Expert preferably with 10 years of procurement experience in power projects including transmission and distribution lines improvement projects as well as 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 preferably EBRD Supply and Installation contractual arrangements.

Non-key experts are expected to include:

Short Term Experts preferably with 10 years’ experience in the following areas of work:

  • Construction and rehabilitation of substations and distribution lines;
  • Factory acceptance tests and commissioning for similar assets;
  • Protection and control measures;
  • Civil Works in the field of substation and tower foundations construction;
  • Environmental and social measures

Local Experts (as required) with preferably 5 years’ proven experience in:

  • OHL engineering and Substation Engineering;
  • Factory acceptance tests and commissioning for similar assets;
  • Protection and Control Measures;
  • Civil Works in the field of substation and tower foundations construction;
  • Environmental and social measures.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The complete expression of interest (including CVs, Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet) should be submitted, in English and Russian via email (pdf) to the Client’s contact person, to reach the Client not later than the closing date.

The expression of interest in each language will be submitted as one electronic file attachment (pdf) in not exceeding 4MB. Consultant’s Declaration Sheet may be submitted as a separate file. Marketing materials and brochures are not required and will be disregarded. The Client reserves the right to reject applications of firms submitting more than one file.

An electronic copy of the full EOI should be submitted to the Bank’s contact person by the same due date.

Important Notes:

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

2. The shortlist criteria are as follows:

  1. Firm’s previous project experience in administration, management, procurement, design and supervision of projects of a comparable nature, scale and complexity (50%)
  2. CV of Key Expert Team Leader (20%)
  3. CV of Key Expert Power Distribution Expert (10%)
  4. CV of Key Expert Electricity Meters Expert (10%)
  5. CV of Key Expert Procurement Expert (10%)
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