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Romania: SMART Framework - Benchmarking and Funding Strategy

 | Published February 16, 2017  -  Deadline March 6, 2017
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01/03/2017: Interested parties are invited to consult Clarification Document No. 1 which addresses a number of queries received in connection with this competitive process. http://www.ebrd.com/documents/procurement/67991-clar-doc-no-1.pdf

Programme Description:
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the 'EBRD' or the 'Bank') has developed a EUR 120 million Framework for Sustainable Mobility and Access to Road Transport ('SMART' or the 'Programme') to provide financing for improvement of public transport services and road infrastructure in cities and counties of Romania. Under the Programme it is envisaged that EBRD will provide finance to approximately 10 cities/counties, in loans ranging from EUR 10 million – EUR 25 million. The loans may be provided either to the City, the County or the Municipal Transport Operating Company (each, a 'Beneficiary').

SMART shall address challenges in a critical mass of Romanian cities and counties to: (i) upgrade, reform and improve the reliability of public transport infrastructure and rolling stock, and (ii) upgrade road infrastructure and preserve its value through introduction of asset management practices. As a result of the poor existing state of both infrastructure and public services, these components are addressed simultaneously in order to provide an efficient and quality transport service and ensure preservation and sustainability of the invested assets for cities and counties. Moreover, combining within the Programme enables the addressing of key policy issues affecting sector sustainability such as mobilisation of sufficient funding sources and encouragement of efficient private sector participation.

Assignment Description:
The Bank intends to enter into a Framework Contract with one (1) consultant (Framework Consultant or Consultant) to enable the Bank to call upon a firm from which it can quickly and efficiently obtain reliable services.

The main objective of the Framework Contract is to promote improved performance and funding of public transport and road infrastructure sectors through development of benchmarking, exchange platforms and technical support. This in turn will increase transparency resulting in an effective operational tool for monitoring performance and encouraging improved performance in the sector.

The Framework Contract will establish, in advance, fee rates for experts, the contract terms and agreements, and procedures that will govern individual assignments (Assignments or Call-offs) to be required to implement the Programme. Under the Framework Contract the Bank will have the option, but not the obligation, to place individual Assignments with the selected Framework Consultant.

The Bank may send to the selected Framework Consultant specific Terms of Reference for the Assignment (Specific ToR). The Specific ToR will include a description of the tasks to be performed, time-schedules and reporting instructions. The Framework Consultant should respond by sending to the Bank a technical and financial proposal for the Assignment together with details of the Expert(s) proposed to carry out the work. The Bank will then assess – together with the Beneficiary - the response and, subject to successful negotiations, issue a call-off notice (Call-Off Notice) for the individual Assignment.

Description of individual Assignments (Call-offs):
Consultancy services for individual Assignments are expected to include support as follows:

Sector-wide performance benchmarking and monitoring to assist the Beneficiaries through a benchmarking support for both public transport and road maintenance operations. Benchmarking will have multiple objectives. First, it will provide agencies and operators with a tool to compare operational performance within the peer group and relative to industry standards, thus helping to develop best practice and take actions for improved performance. Second, it will provide an important tool to monitor the quality of service provision and performance for enforcement and updating of Public Services Contracts. Finally, it will provide a comprehensive tool to monitor the performance of the sector. Workshops shall provide a platform for operational dialogue and best practice dissemination.

Development of sector funding strategy. Greater cost accountability, transparency and predictability increase the ability to solicit longer term funding sources from public sector as well as commercial sources. The securing of sufficient funding sources is critically lacking in Romania for the necessary upgrades in service levels, both in public transport and road infrastructure. However, such strategic actions cannot be pursued effectively by individual cities or county-level agencies. In order to engage effectively actors at the national level, a multi-agency agenda shall be pursued under the Programme with the objective of obtaining more secure, and longer-term funding sources. The funding strategy shall assess possible funding strategies and ensure broad policy dialogue with recommendations for adoption.

Conducting of seminars and roadshows to present the improved opportunities in public transport operations and road maintenance and stimulate increased private sector participation.

It is currently envisaged that the Framework Contract will support up to 10 sub-projects, including those already identified as:
• Arad Urban Rehabilitation (signed);
• Sibiu Streets Rehabilitation (signed);
• Iasi Urban Transport (signed);
• Constanta Urban Transport (signed).

While the Framework Consultant will work closely with the Beneficiary, the contracting entity for both the Framework Contract and each Call-Off will be the Bank.

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

Framework Contract Start Date and Duration:
The Framework Contract is expected to start in mid-2017. The selected Framework Consultant will be engaged via a Framework Contract with a validity period of up to 3 years.

Cost Estimate for the Framework and Assignments:
EUR 800,000 (exclusive of VAT). Subject to availability of funding, the performance of the selected Framework Consultant(s) and the specific needs of the Bank the Framework Contract may be extended beyond the current scope.

The cost estimate for individual Assignments will vary depending on their specific scope, but individual budgets are expected to be in the region of EUR 25,000 – 100,000 (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 anticipated that the contract will be financed through the EBRD's donor funded Technical Cooperation Funds Programme. Please note that selection, contracting and award of individual Call-Offs will be subject to the availability of funding.

Eligibility:
There are no eligibility restrictions.

Framework Consultant Profile:
Corporate services are required. The Framework Consultant will be a firm or consortium of firms who can demonstrate the full range of expertise required. The lead firm will provide (either themselves or through nominated sub-contractors) the necessary expertise to carry out the Assignments and will ensure the synergies (where necessary) between all Assignments implemented under this Framework Contract. The scope of work under the Framework Contract will require the Consultant's team members to be specialists who can provide expertise in the particular service. Due to the nature or size of a given Assignment, some resources may be required to have skills and experience that span all tasks. Additional skills and experience beyond those listed in the scope may be required for a given Assignment.

Lead firm and/or sub-contractors will have the following core expertise:
• at least 10 years' experience in developing Road Asset Management System ('RAMS') and funding policies and strategies, ideally in urban sector, compatible with leading international practice; and
• working in similar environments, preferably in Romania or the region.

The Consultants' expert team is expected to include key experts each with preferably at least 7 year experience of the role for which they are proposed as follows:

(i) Project Manager/ Public Transport Operations specialist
(ii) Local Deputy Project Manager
(iii) Accounting Systems Expert
(iv) Benchmarking Specialist
(v) Database specialist
(vi) Highway Engineer
(vii) Road asset management specialist
(viii) Institutional specialist
(ix) Transport planner/economist (funding strategy component)
(x) ITS systems specialist (HGV/parking)
(xi) Parking specialist
(xii) Legal expert (legislation and regulation)
(xiii) Financial specialist

Non-key experts are likely to cover non-core expertise or activities that require local knowledge or capability and may be nominated on an Assignment-by-Assignment basis subject to prior approval by the EBRD.

Submission Requirements:
Interested consultants are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest. In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants seeking to be shortlisted for the Programme, the information submitted should include the following:

1. Company/group of firms' profile, organisation and staffing (max. 3 pages).

2. Details of previous relevant project experience on similar assignments particularly undertaken in the previous ten years, including information on contract value, contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided (if different from duration) , main activities, objectives (max. 9 pages).

3. Summary CVs of key experts who could carry out the Assignments 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 (max. 1 page per CV).

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 including summary CVs but excluding consultant declaration and contact sheet.

Expressions of Interest should be submitted in English electronically through e-Selection, to reach the Bank not later than the closing date. The complete expression of interest (including cover letter, CV, declaration and contact sheet etc.) shall be one file (pdf) to be uploaded to eSelection. The EBRD reserves the right to reject applications of experts submitting more than one file. Only if the permissible file size (4 MB) is exceeded, the Consultant may split the expression of interest into further files.

Bank Contact Person:
Paula Alegria
Technical Co-operation
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7338 7589
e-mail: AlegriaP@ebrd.com (submissions should be sent through eSelection and NOT to this email address)

Note:
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 the availability of funding.

2. The Expressions of interest will be evaluated based on the following shortlist criteria and weightings:

a) Lead Firm/Consortium's demonstrated experience in developing RAMS and funding policies and strategies, ideally in urban sector, compatible with leading international practice (35%);
b) Firm's previous project experience in working in similar environments, preferably in Romania or the region (20%); and
c) CV of Key Experts (45%).

Romania: SMART Framework - Capacity Building Programme

 | Published February 20, 2017  -  Deadline March 10, 2017
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07/03/2017: Interested parties are invited to consult Clarification Document No. 1 which addresses a number of queries received in connection with this competitive process. http://www.ebrd.com/documents/procurement/67879-clar-doc-no-1.pdf. In addition, the deadline date has been extended until 10 March 2017 at 2pm (GMT).

Programme Description:
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the 'EBRD' or the 'Bank') has developed a EUR 120 million Framework for Sustainable Mobility and Access to Road Transport ('SMART' or the 'Programme') to provide financing for improvement of public transport services and road infrastructure in cities and counties of Romania. Under the Programme it is envisaged that EBRD will provide finance to approximately 10 cities/counties, in loans ranging from EUR 10 million – EUR 25 million. The loans may be provided either to the City, the County or the Municipal Transport Operating Company (each, a 'Beneficiary').

SMART shall address challenges in a critical mass of Romanian cities and counties to: (i) upgrade, reform and improve the reliability of public transport infrastructure and rolling stock, and (ii) upgrade road infrastructure and preserve its value through introduction of asset management practices. As a result of the poor existing state of both infrastructure and public services, these components are addressed simultaneously in order to provide an efficient and quality transport service and ensure preservation and sustainability of the invested assets for cities and counties. Moreover, combining within the Programme enables the addressing of key policy issues affecting sector sustainability such as mobilisation of sufficient funding sources and encouragement of efficient private sector participation.

Framework Agreements for the Programme:
The Bank intends to enter into Framework Agreements with up to 3 consultants ('Framework Consultant' or 'Consultant') to enable the Bank to call upon a shortlist of pre-qualified firms from which it can quickly and efficiently obtain reliable services.

The main objective of the Framework Agreements is to provide support to Beneficiaries who will be at differing stages of corporate development and hence will require a variety of types of support to continue to improve their capacity.

The Framework Agreements will establish, in advance, fee rates for experts, contract terms and agreements, and procedures that will govern individual assignments (Assignments or Call-offs) to be required to implement the Programme. Under these Framework Agreements, the Bank will have the option, but not the obligation, to place individual Assignments with the selected Framework Consultants.

Framework Consultants will be selected for individual Assignments in accordance with EBRD's Procurement Policies and Rules. The Bank may send to the Framework Consultant(s) specific Terms of Reference for the Assignment (SToR). The SToR will include a description of the tasks to be performed, time-schedules and reporting instructions. The Framework Consultant(s) should respond by sending to the Bank a technical and financial proposal for the Assignment together with details of the Expert(s) proposed to carry out the work. The Bank will then assess – together with the Beneficiary - the response(s) and, subject to successful negotiations, issue a call-off notice (Call-Off Notice) for the individual Assignment to the selected Framework Consultant.

Description of individual Assignments (Call-offs):
Consultancy services for individual Assignments are expected to include support in one or more of the following three broad components:

1. Municipal/Corporate Improvement to provide (i) capacity building support to Cities/Intercommunity Development Associations for Transport; (ii) support in the conversion of selected Companies to Joint Stock Companies and to develop and implement corporate development programme, including support for improvement of management, procurement, financing and accounting practices for PSC implementation;

2. Road Asset Management and Performance-Based Contracting to support introduction of asset management techniques to Cities/implementing agencies and assist the Companies in tendering and monitoring performance-based road maintenance contracts; and

3. Priority Urban Mobility Projects, which emerge in Cities where Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans ('SUMPs') have already been developed, to support these Cities to carry out priority projects as identified in the SUMPs. Expected types of investments could include: automated fare collection, bike sharing and car schemes; priority bus lanes/BRTs; ITS/traffic management, and bus terminals among others.

It is currently envisaged that the Framework Agreements will support up to 10 sub-projects, including those already identified as:
• Arad Urban Rehabilitation (signed)
• Sibiu Streets Rehabilitation (signed)
• Iasi Urban Transport (signed)
• Constanta Urban Transport (signed)

While the Framework Consultants will work closely with the Beneficiary, the contracting entity for both the Framework Agreement and each Call-Off will be the Bank.

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

Framework Agreement Start Date and Duration:
The Framework Agreements are expected to start in mid-2017. The selected Framework Consultants will be engaged via Framework Agreements with a validity period of up to 3 years.

Cost Estimate for the Programme and Assignment:
EUR 3,100,000 (exclusive of VAT). Subject to availability of funding, the performance of the selected Framework Consultant(s) and the specific needs of the Bank the Framework Agreements may be extended beyond the current scope.

The cost estimate for individual Assignments will vary depending on their specific scope, but individual budgets are expected to be in the region of EUR 100,000 – 400,000 (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 anticipated that the contract will be financed through the EBRD's donor funded Technical Cooperation Funds Programme. Please note that selection, contracting and award of individual Call-Offs will be subject to the availability of funding.

Eligibility:
There are no eligibility restrictions.

Framework Consultant Profile:
Corporate services are required. The Framework Consultant will be a firm or consortium of firms who can demonstrate the full range of expertise required. The lead firm will provide (either themselves or through nominated sub-contractors) the necessary expertise to carry out the Assignments. The scope of work under the Framework Agreement will requires the Consultant's team members to be specialists who can provide expertise in the particular service. Due to the nature or size of a given Assignment, some resources may be required to have skills and experience that span all tasks. Additional skills and experience beyond those listed in the scope may be required for a given project.

Lead firm and/or sub-contractors will have the following core expertise:
• successful completion of at least (5) projects of comparable nature and scope, preferably within the last 10 years;
• project experience in road and specific urban transport sectors, particularly in Romania or similar environments; and
• management, financial and operational support (including corporatisation) and in transport operation and regulation, compatible with leading international practice.

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

i. Senior Framework Project Manager
ii. Senior Environmental and Social specialist
iii. Senior Financial and Operational specialist
iv. Senior Institutional specialist
v. Senior Legal expert (legislation and regulation)
vi. Senior Technical experts in transport planning, institutions and operation, traffic modelling, bus operation and fleet management, bus depot rehabilitation, and related services

The Senior-level Key Experts listed above should have professional experience preferably within the last 10 years of three (3) or more projects of a comparable nature, scale and complexity to the Framework.

vii. GIS road management systems specialist
viii. Highway/pavement engineer/HDM specialist
ix. ITS systems specialist (HGV/parking)
x. Local deputy project manager
xi. Parking specialist
xii. PMMR specialist
xiii. Road engineer/asset management specialist (RAMS component)
xiv. Road inventory specialist
xv. Transport economist/traffic engineer
xvi. Transport planner (funding strategy component)

The Junior/Principal-level Key Experts listed above should have professional experience preferably within the last 5 years of two (2) or more projects of a comparable nature, scale and complexity to the Framework.

Non-key experts are likely to cover non-core expertise or activities that require local knowledge or capability and may be nominated on an Assignment-by-Assignment basis subject to prior approval by the EBRD.

Submission Requirements:
Interested consultants are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest. In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants seeking to be shortlisted for the Programme, the information submitted should include the following:

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

2. Details of previous project experience 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. 10 pages).

3. Summary CVs of key experts who could carry out the Assignments including information on contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, main activities, objectives (max. 1 page per CV).

4. Completed Consultant Declaration Form and Contact Sheet, the template for which is available from the following web-link:
http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet.doc.

The above information should not exceed 30 pages including CVs but excluding declaration and contact sheet.

Expressions of Interest should be submitted in English electronically through e-Selection, to reach the Bank not later than the closing date. The complete expression of interest (including cover letter, CV, declaration and contact sheet etc.) shall be one file (pdf) to be uploaded to eSelection. The EBRD reserves the right to reject applications of experts submitting more than one file. Only if the permissible file size (4 MB) is exceeded, the Consultant may split the expression of interest into further files.

Bank Contact Person:
Paula Alegria
Technical Co-operation
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7338 7589
e-mail: AlegriaP@ebrd.com (submissions should be sent through eSelection and NOT to this email address)

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

2. The expressions of interest will be evaluated based on the following shortlist criteria and weightings:

a) Lead Firm/Consortium's previous project experience in at least 5 projects of comparable nature and scope, preferably within the last 10 years (15%);
b) Lead Firm/Consortium's previous project experience in management, financial and operational support (including corporatisation) and in transport operation and regulation, compatible with leading international practice (20%);
c) Firm's previous project experience in road and specific urban transport sectors particularly in in Romania or similar environments (20%); and
d) CVs of Key Experts (45%).

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Assignment Description:

 

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

 

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

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

 

The selected Consultant is expected to provide the following services:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: The initial budget is up to EUR 900,000 (for the first 18 months of the Facility implementation) with the possibility of extension up to EUR 3,000,000 (exclusive of VAT).

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

 

Funding Source: The Assignment is expected to be funded by the EBRD's Donor funded Technical Cooperation Funds Programme. Please note selection and contracting will be subject to the availability of funding.

 

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

- energy efficiency project management;

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

- experience in public outreach and marketing;

- experience of working with banks in developing countries;

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

The above information should not exceed 30 pages excluding CVs, Contact Sheet and Consultant's Declaration.

 

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

 

Bank Contact Person:

Larissa Gosling

Technical Co-operation

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

One Exchange Square

London EC2A 2JN

Tel: + 44 20 7338 7088

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

 

Notes:

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

2. The shortlisting criteria are:

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

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

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

iv) CVs of Key Experts (10%).

 

Sibiu Urban Transport Streets Rehabilitation Project - Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan

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

Galati Urban Infrastructure Rehabilitation Project

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

Galati Urban Transport Rehabilitation Project - Automated Fare Collection

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

R2CF Valcea Water - Implementation Support for Green Energy Component

 | Published June 5, 2015  -  Deadline July 14, 2015
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Executing Agency (Client): SC Apavil SA Ramnicu Valcea The Client Contact Person: Mr Mihai Pradatu Sef Departament Tehnic Dezvoltare SC Apavil SA Valcea str. Carol 3-5, 240539, Ramnicu Valcea, Romania Phone: +40 756 207 543 Fax: +40 250 738 903 Email: mihai.pradatu@apavil.ro The EBRD Contact Person: Olesya Kerridge European Bank for Reconstruction and Development One Exchange Square London EC2A 2JN Tel: + 44 20 7338 6895 E-mail: kerridgo@ebrd.com Assignment Description: In October 2012, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “EBRD” or the “Bank”) signed the R2CF Valcea Water Project (the “Project”) with SC Apavil SA Ramnicu Valcea (the “Company”). The Bank’s loan of EUR 13.85 million to the Company is to co-fund an EU approved investment programmeof EUR 104.25 million designed to improve water and wastewater services in the county of Valcea in line with relevant EU directives, which is expected to result in significantly reduced water losses, optimised operating costs and expanded water supply and wastewater collection and treatment services. The loan comprises a tranche from the Bank, and a tranche funded by the Green Energy Special Fund (“GESF”) administered by the Bank. The key objective of the Project is to develop a sustainable water and wastewater system in the county of Valcea by improving the quality of the existing services and reducing the negative impact of wastewater discharges in line with EU standards. Energy efficiency components of the Project are expected to substantially improve the production efficiency of the Company by cutting energy costs and its environmental sustainability by reducing carbon emission by at least 6,000 tonnes/year. The objective of the GESF sub-component of the Project (the “GESF Sub-project”) is to improve the energy efficiency of Valcea water and wastewater operations. The Client intends to engage a consultant (the “Consultant”)to facilitate the timely and effective implementation of the GESF Sub-project by ensuring the GESF-funded components are well-prepared technically and tendered and contracted effectively. This will include support to the Company with design, procurement and disbursement, and environmental and social (E&S) requirements. In addition, the Consultant shall prepare a Feasibility Study which shall assess the economic viability for the development, implementation, and operation of a biogas based electricity generation facility based on the sludge and similar waste managed by the Company. The Consultant shall undertake the following tasks, inter alia: Provide support to the PIU of the Company for contract procurement, award and administration; Design and preparation of Technical Specifications; Oversee all activities and ensure that all procurement is carried out in accordance with EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules; Prepare the Feasibility Study for the development, implementation, and operation of biogas based electricity generation; Provide contract administration support; Supervise the works contracts and administration of the supply of goods contracts; Arrange timely disbursement under the contracts; Develop an exit strategy. You can access the full Terms of Reference for this Assignment here. Status of Selection Process: Interested firms or group of firms are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest. Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in mid 2015 and has an estimated overall duration of 16 months. Maximum Cost Estimate for the Assignment: USD 298,955 (exclusive of VAT). The Consultant must determine whether any indirect taxes/VAT are chargeable on the proposed services and state the basis for such. If any indirect taxes/VAT are payable, the Client will have to pay indirect taxes/VAT element to the services directly to the Consultant unless otherwise agreed. Eligibility: Eligibility is restricted to firms registered in Taiwan and the experts proposed must be of Taiwanese nationality. However, up to 30% of the total funds available for the assignment may be used to finance the services of other international and/or local experts. Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant should have previous project experience in design, administration and supervision of and procurement for similar HPPs, as well as in preparation of feasibility studies for the development, implementation, and operation of biogas based electricity generation. . Consultant’s team should include the following key experts (whose expertise can be supplemented by ad hoc/short-term support of experts in other disciplines as required) : “GESF Project” Manager; Hydroelectric Power Plants Design Engineer (Design); Biogas Power Plant Design Engineer; Financial Specialist; IFI Procurement and Contracts Specialist; Construction Supervision/FIDIC Engineer(s); Local Environmental and Social Specialist. The Consultant’s team will also include Administrative Assistant (s)/Translator(s). It is expected that the Consultant will engage a sufficient number of local engineers to support the international consultants (if applicable) in engineering supervision of multiple construction/works contracts. All experts should preferably have 7 years of experience of the activity for which they are proposed, including without limitation: have design and “GESF Project” management experience gained in countries with climatic conditions similar to the “GESF Project” sites; have construction and supply experience gained in countries with climatic conditions similar to the “GESF Project” sites; have experience in design of Micro Hydroelectric Power Plants and Biogas Power Plants; have experience in: (i) planning and design activities; (ii) assistance with planning and design activities; (iii) project management; (iv) project management assistance; (v) engineering; (vi) procurement of goods, works and services; have a good knowledge of procedures and rules of procurement of international financial institutions (or equivalent), such as the World Bank, or EBRD, and in FIDIC and/or World Bank/EBRD contractual arrangements; have a good knowledge of requirements of Romania legislation concerning construction, environment, health and safety, civil law applicable to the and public finance issues; good knowledge of the Romanian incentive schemes for renewable energy production and CO2 emissions. All members of the Consultant’s team should be fluent in English. The Consultant’s team should include experts fluent in Romanian. Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants seeking to be selected, the information submitted shall include the following: (a) brief overview of the firm/group of firms including company profile, organisation and staffing; (b) details of similar experience of firm or group of firms and related assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contract value, contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, percentage carried out by consultant in case of association of firms or subcontracting, main activities, objectives; (c) CVs of key experts who could carry out the Assignment detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments, particularly assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, main activities, objectives. (d) Completed Contact Sheet, the template for which is available from the following web-link: http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet.doc The expression of interest shall not exceed 25 pages (excluding CVs, Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet). Failure to provide the duly completed and signed Consultant Declaration may result in the applicant being disqualified from the selection process One original and one copy of the expression of interest, in English and in Romanian, shall be submitted to the Client in an envelope marked “EXPRESSION OF INTEREST for R2CF VALCEA WATER - IMPLEMENTATION SUPPORT FOR GREEN ENERGY COMPONENT”, to reach Client not later than the Closing Date specified in this notice. One further electronic copy in English and Romanian should be submitted to the EBRD’s contact person by the same due date. Important Notes: The selection will normally be made from responses to this notification only. Consultants will not be asked to submit a proposal. The highest-ranked Consultant will be selected from a shortlist and be invited to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding. 2. Shortlisting criteria and respective weightings are: Firm’s previous project experience in design, administration and supervision of similar HPPs (30%) Firm’s previous project experience in preparation of feasibility studies for the development, implementation, and operation of biogas based electricity generation (10%) Firm’s previous project experience in procurement for similar HPPs (20%) CVs of key staff: GESF Project Manager, HPP Design Engineer, Biogas Power Plant Design Engineer, Procurement Expert, Financial Expert (40%)

Galati Urban Infrastructure Rehabilitation

 | Published July 8, 2016  -  Deadline August 30, 2016
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SUPPLY OF NEW TROLLEY BUSES

This Invitation for Tenders follows the General Procurement Noticefor this project which was published on the EBRD website, Procurement Notices (www.ebrd.com) on 17th December 2015.

 

Galati City Hall 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 the Procurement of trolley buses.

 

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

              14 trolley buses

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:

  • Submission of 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 years to demonstrate the current soundness of the Tenderer’s financial position and its prospective long term profitability.
  • Minimum average annual turnover of EURO 10 million, calculated as total certified payments received for contracts in progress or completed, within the last ( 3 ) years.
  • The Tenderer must 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 meet the following cash-flow requirement: EURO 5 million and the overall cash flow requirements for this contract and its current commitments.
  • Experience as Supplier, in at least 3 contracts within the last 5 years, each with a value of at least EUR 5 million, that have been successfully and substantially completed and that are similar to the proposed Goods. The similarity shall be based on the physical size, complexity, methods/technology or other characteristics as described in Section VI, Supply requirements.
  • Valid quality certificate according to ISO 9001 or comparable standard.

 

Tender documents may be obtained upon request from the office at the address below. Request shall be sent by email or in writing and shall include all contact details of the potential tenderer (name, postal address, email address, fax and phone number)

 

 

Upon request, the tender documents (electronic version) will be promptly dispatched by e-mail.

 

All tenders must be accompanied by a tender security of  EURO 150,000.00 or its equivalent in a convertible currency.

 

Tenders must be delivered to the office at the address below on or before 30 August 2016 at 12:00 a.m.

The tenders will be opened at 12:15 p.m. in the presence of those tenderers’ representatives who choose to attend.

 

A register of potential tenderers who have registered for obtaining 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:

 

Contact name: George Bectaş

Executing Agency: Galati City Hall

Address: 38 Domneasca Street, Galati County, ZIP 800008, Romania

Tel: +40 263 307 734 /004/07

Fax: +40 263 307 720

Email: parteneriat@primaria.galati.ro

 

R2CF Sibiu

 | Published December 19, 2016  -  Deadline February 15, 2017
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Procurement of sewer maintenance and cleaning high pressure equipment

This Invitation for Tenders follows the General Procurement Notice for this project which was published on the EBRD website, Procurement Notices (www.ebrd.com) on 24 August 2016.

SC Apă Canal SA Sibiu 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 R2CF Sibiu – Savings.

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

Procurement of sewer maintenance and cleaning high pressure equipment which consist in the delivery of the following goods:

  • Combined high pressure and suction sewer cleaning truck having a total capacity of 8,400 l with wastewater recirculation system
  • Combined high pressure and suction sewer cleaning truck having a total capacity of 8,400 l and with wastewater recirculation system, mounted on a 4x4 motor chassis
  • Combined high pressure and suction sewer cleaning truck (to be used in winter time) having  a total capacity of 4,000 l, mounted on a 4x4 motor chassis bodywork, completely sealed and thermal insulated 
  • Combined high pressure and suction sewer cleaning truck having a total capacity of 8,000 l mounted on a 4x4 motor chassis

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:

  • Average annual turnover over the last three (3) year (2013,2014,2015): EUR 2.2 million equivalent
  • Financial resources / liquid assets : EUR 0.8 million equivalent
  • Experience: Experience as Supplier, in at least three (3) contracts within the last five (5) years (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016) that have been successfully and substantially completed and that are similar to the proposed Goods and are meeting the specific requirements bellow. The similarity shall be based on the physical size, complexity, methods/technology or other characteristics as described in Section VI, Supply Requirements. By substantially similar Goods the Purchaser means combined high pressure and suction sewer cleaning trucks with/without wastewater recirculation system.
  • Specific experience: The cumulated number of combined high pressure and suction sewer cleaning trucks with/without wastewater recirculation system supplied under the reference contracts shall be minimum 12 and the cumulated value of all these contracts shall be minimum EUR 2 million equivalent.

Tender documents may be obtained from free of charge in electronic version from the office at the address below upon submission of a written request providing the following information:

  • the name and address of the company intending to submit a tender;
  • the name, tile, phone, phone, fax and email address of the person responsible on behalf of the company for this tender;
  • the email address where the tender documents in electronic format shall be sent, and
  • any alternative email where the tender documents and further correspondence related to this tender shall be sent

Upon receiving written request including all the above mention the documents will be promptly dispatched to the email address(es) indicated in the request. The perspective tenderer shall be responsible for the correctness of the e-mail address and the capacity to receive tender documents on electronic format.

All tenders must be accompanied by a tender security of EUR 20,000.

Tenders must be delivered to the office at the address below on or before 15 February 2017 10.00 AM, local time, 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 also inspect and acquire the tender documents at, the following office:

Contact name: Mr. Mircea Niculescu-General Manager

Purchasing entity: SC Apă Canal SA Sibiu

Address: 6, Eschil Street, 550096 Sibiu, Romania

Tel:+40 269222916

Fax: +40 269227457

E-mail: piu@adslexpress.ro

 

Arad Urban Transport Project - Extension

 | Published March 2, 2017  -  Deadline April 20, 2017
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Arad Urban Transport PRoject - Phase III

 

INVITATION FOR TENDERS

Modernization of Tram Depot

 

This Invitation for Tenders follows the General Procurement Notice for this project which was published on the EBRD website, Procurement Notices (www.ebrd.com) on published in May 25 2015 and updated in February 23 2017.

The City of Arad, 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 ARAD URBAN TRANSPORT PROJECT PHASE III.

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

TRAM DEPOT EQUIPMENT

Lot 1: Supply of Tram Maintenance Equipment

Lot 2: Supply and Installation of Tram Maintenance Structures and Equipment

Tenders are invited for one or more lots.  Each lot must be priced separately.

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:

 

Lot 1:

  • Average annual turnover over the last three (3) years: EUR 330,000 equivalent
  • Financial resources/liquid assets: EUR 180,000 equivalent
  • Experience: at least two (2) contracts within the last five (5) years, each with a value of at least EUR 180.000, that have been successfully and substantially completed and are similar to the proposed Goods. The similarity shall be based on the physical size, complexity, methods/technology or other characteristics as described in Section VI, Supply Requirements.

 

Lot 2:

  • Average annual turnover over the last three (3) years: EUR 300,000 equivalent
  • Financial resources/liquid assets: EUR 170,000 equivalent
  • Experience: at least two (2) contracts within the last five (5) years, each with a value of at least EUR 170.000, that have been successfully and substantially completed and are similar to the proposed Goods. The similarity shall be based on the physical size, complexity, methods/technology or other characteristics as described in Section VI, Supply Requirements.

Tender documents may be obtained, free of charge and only in electronic version, from the office at the address below upon submission of a written request providing the following information:

  • the name and address of the company intending to submit a tender;
  • the name, tile, phone, phone, fax and email address of the person responsible on behalf of the company for this tender;
  • the email address where the tender documents in electronic format shall be sent, and
  • any alternative email where the tender documents and further correspondence related to this tender shall be sent

Upon receiving written request including all the above mention the documents will be promptly dispatched by email to the e-mail address(es) indicated in the request. The perspective tenderer shall be responsible for the correctness of the e-mail address and the capacity to receive tender documents in electronic format.

Tenders must be delivered to the office at the address below on or before 20/04/2017, 12:00 hrs. (local time), 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 acquire the tender documents at, the following office:

 

Mr. Iulian Morar

Head of Procurement Department

City of Arad

Bulevardul Revolutiei nr. 75, 310130, Arad, Romania

Tel: +40 257 281850, ext. 289

Email:   morar.iulian@gmail.com

           

Romania: CET Govora Biomass PPP Project

 | Published October 3, 2014  -  Deadline October 31, 2014
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CET Govora Biomass PPP Project Assignment Description: CET Govora (CET or the Client), the district heating operator in Ramnicu Valcea, has expressed interest in obtaining the support of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the EBRD or the Bank) for the co-financing of a biomass combined heat and power (CHP) plant. To this end, CET seeks to develop a public-private partnership (PPP) through a special purpose vehicle (the SPV) established by the winner of an open international public tender (the Sponsor). The selected private operator will be in charge of financing, building, and operating the CHP, selling (i) hot water to CET, (ii) electricity and (iii) green certificates (GCs) on the open markets (the electricity produced through biomass benefitting from GCs). CET intends to engage a consultant (the Consultant), with financial, legal, and technical expertise to prepare the tender documents, draft the PPP contract, and provide assistance during the tender process until contract signature(the Assignment). The main objective of the Assignment is for the Consultant to enable CET to successfully tender out the financing, construction and operation of the CHP, as a PPP, in compliance with the Bank’s requirements. The Consultant will provide a full and complete package of advice concerning legal and technical advice related to PPP project and tender design, and bidding support through to financial close. The Assignment will be structured in two phases: - Phase 1: Prepare a Feasibility Study to ensure the technical, financial and economic viability of the Project; and -Phase 2: Prepare the Biomass CHP Plant PPP Full Tender Documentation, draft PPP Contract and support the tendering process till successful signing of the PPP. The purpose of this structure is to confirm that the CHP is the least-costly option in this context. Phase 1 will focus on technical, financial and economic viability. This will be investigated through the preparation of a Feasibility Study, including and without limitation to the following tasks: - Task 1.1: Provide a questionnaire and a list of required information to be discussed during the visit; - Task 1.2: Review and evaluate existing feasibility studies; - Task 1.3: Assess the demand for heat and the general status of existing CET systems, in order to determine the CHP plant’s technical and operational performance and efficiency; - Task 1.4: Develop a sustainable and affordable, least cost strategic investment programme for the entire district heating infrastructure in the County in a long-term perspective (15–20 years); - Task 1.5: Identify and propose a detailed short-term priority investment programme (PIP). - Task 1.6: Clarify and confirm that the proposed investment programme. - Task 1.7: Analyse the estimates of the PIP components, - Task 1.8: Assess the environmental benefits and potential for carbon credits following implementation of the PIP; - Task 1.9: Structure the Project along international best-practice standards and identify feasible PPP structures. - Task 1.10: Perform a risk assessment of the PPP and propose the most appropriate risk assignment between the public and private sectors. In particular, assess the financial and legal scope for the County to pay availability fees to a future concessionaire over the long-term duration of a typical heat generation and supply concession agreement. - Task 1.12: Describe the institutional arrangements necessary in the County (??) Administration to supervise and monitor properly any future concession agreement based on a PPP structure; - Task 1.13: Prepare a Due Diligence which can be used by the Bank to assess the Project and justify involvement, including a two-three page summary section on the conclusion and proposed recommendations; and - Task 1.14: Prepare an environmental and social due diligence - Task 1.15: Arrange a meeting (conference call) with potential private operators working actively in Romania to confirm their interest of participating in the bidding process for the PPP project. Once CHP has been confirmed as the least-cost option, the Consultant may proceed with Phase 2, including and without limitation to the following tasks: - Task 2.1: Review key technical, economic and financial aspects; - Task 2.2: Propose the legal structures of the new CHP; - Task 2.3: Prepare the CHP Biomass PPP Full Tender Documentation and Draft PPP Contract; - Task 2.4: Plan, implement, and monitor the tender process; and - Task 2.5: Assist with the financial close. The tasks will involve a mixture of discussions with CET and other relevant stakeholders, such as service users, County officials, existing public DH operators (public and private), the regulators, the representatives of users, and the NGO community. A skilful use of communications to both internal and external stakeholders will be needed, in order to prepare an acceptable tender, and promote the PPP tender process. Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in Q4 2014 and has an estimated overall duration of 9 months. Maximum Budget available for the Assignment: EUR 290,000 for Phase 1 and 2 (exclusive of VAT). Maximum Budget available is EUR 90,000 for Phase 1, and EUR 200,000 for Phase 2. Phase 2 will be carried out only if the Project is considered feasible at the end of Phase 1 and upon approval of the Client and the EBRD. The Consultant must determine whether any indirect taxes/VAT are chargeable on the proposed services and state the basis for such. If any indirect taxes/VAT are payable, the Client will have to pay indirect taxes/VAT element to the services directly to the Consultant unless otherwise agreed. Funding Source: financed by the EBRD’s TC Programme (TBC) Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions. Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms with preferably (1) similar project experience related to district heating PPP projects, including specific experience on preferably at least two district heating PPP projects preferably within the last 10 years, and should also be well-versed in planning and regulatory approaches in the district heating sector; (2) previous project experience in district heating industry internationally and in Romania, knowledge of the legal framework in Romania for electricity and power services, and a thorough understanding of PPP contracting and risk assessment for both the public and private sectors. It is expected that the Consultant’s team of key experts will consist of: - PPP and/or infrastructure concessions expert, - District heating expert, with demonstrated design and project management experience in Romania - Energy expert, - Civil engineering expert, with experience in Romania, - Financial expert, with demonstrated experience with international infrastructure concession contracts, - Legal expert with understanding of international and Romanian PPP law, - Environmental expert, and - PPP procurement expert with demonstrated experience with international infrastructure concession contracts. Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants seeking to be selected, the information submitted should include the following: (a) brief overview of the firm/group of firms including company profile, organisation and staffing; (b) details of similar experience of firm or group of firms and related assignments undertaken in the previous ten years, including information on contract value, contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, percentage carried out by consultant in case of association of firms or subcontracting, main activities, objectives; (c) CVs of key experts who could carry out the Assignment detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments, particularly assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, main activities, objectives. (d) Completed Contact Sheet and Declaration, the template for which is available from the following web-link: http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet.doc The expression of interest shall not exceed 25 pages (excluding CVs and contact sheet). One original and 2 copies of the expression of interest, in English and Romanian, shall be submitted to the Client in an envelope marked EXPRESSION OF INTEREST for CET Govora Biomass PPP Project Tender Preparation, to reach Client not later than the deadline mentioned above. The expression of interest should be submitted electronically as well. One further electronic copy by email or CD-Rom (both in English and Romanian) should be submitted to the EBRD’s contact person by the same due date. Important Notes: Note1 The selection will normally be made from responses to this notification only. Consultants will not be asked to submit a proposal. The highest-ranked Consultant will be selected from a shortlist and be invited to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding. Note 2 The evaluation criteria are as follows: 1) Firm’s experience in district heating PPP projects, including specific experience on preferably at least two district heating PPP projects preferably within the last 10 years, - 30% 2) A firm with experience in district heating industry internationally and in Romania, proofing knowledge of the legal framework in Romania for electricity and power services, and of PPP contracts in both public and private sectors, - 20% 3) Individual experts with relevant experience in the sector - 50%, fluency in Romanian and previous project experience in the country would be an advantage.

Romania: Iasi County Solid Waste Management - Institutional and Strategy Support

 | Published October 22, 2015  -  Deadline November 11, 2015
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Executing Agency (Client): Iasi County 69 Stefan cel Mare si Sfant Bvd., Iasi, Romania, 700075 The Client Contact Person: Iasi County Council, 69 Stefan cel Mare si Sfant Bvd., Iasi, Romania,700075 Phone: 004 0232 235 100 Fax: 004 0232 210 336 e-mail: ghiseu.unic@icc.ro The EBRD Contact Person: Marina Matushina European Bank for Reconstruction and Development One Exchange Square London EC2A 2JN Tel: + 44 20 7338 6577 Fax: +44 20 7338 7451 E-mail: MatushiM@ebrd.com Project Description: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “EBRD” or the “Bank”) will provide the County of Iasi (the “County” or “Iasi” or the “Client”) with a senior loan to co-finance the County’s integrated waste management system improvement programme (“IWMS”), alongside the Environment Sector Operating Programme (the “Project”). The Project was signed in July 2015. Assignment Description: The Client now intends to retain a consulting company (the “Consultant”) to implement the assignment described below. The Consultant is expected to provide the following services: (1) fully review the Project documentation, the current tax/tariff system for waste management services and the current institutional and operational arrangements, (2) advise on the optimal operational, institutional and tariff related reforms and capacity building needed, to ensure the Project is progressing towards environmentally/cost efficient and performance-based management of the regional integrated solid waste system in Iasi, (3) advice on procurement (evaluation and contracting of private/public operators), as needed and (4) support the Client in ensuring compliance with EBRD reporting procedures. 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 the first quarter of 2016 and has an estimated overall duration of 20 months. Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 200,000 (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 expected that the assignment will be funded from the EBRD Shareholder Special Fund. Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions. Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms with preferably previous project experience related to technical and financial management, procurement, design and training within solid waste projects in conditions comparable to those of this assignment. The Consultant should preferably have experience in at least two other similar consultancy assignments in the region of this assignment preferably within the last 5 years The Consultant should have previous project experience related to preferably two other similar consultancy assignments in the region (Romania or Eastern and Central Europe) within the last 5 years The Consultant’s expert team should include key experts (the “Key Experts”) as follows: 1. Key Expert No 1 (Team Leader) should be a solid waste expert with extensive qualification and relevant practical experience in modern regulatory theory and practice in the field, including tariff setting and private sector involvement in the solid waste sector; 2. Key Expert(s) 2 (minimum one): International legal Expert with experience in the solid waste sector with specific understanding of the Romanian practices and contractual law, regarding, among other: local charges, fees and other taxes; 3. Key Expert 3: Local/Regional Financial Advisor with specific experience in the provision of public services in the solid waste sector, including financial regulation/tariff setting and private sector involvement; 4. Key Expert 4 :Local Procurement Expert, with experience in drafting PSC / tender documents and tendering, for public and private operators of public services 5. Key Expert 5: Local Environmental Expert, with general experience in solid waste and specific experience regarding Environment & Safety requirements of EBRD or other international financial institutions. The Key Experts should be fluent in English and Romanian. Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of consultants seeking to be selected, the information submitted should include the following: 1. Company/group of firms’ profile, organisation and staffing (max. 2-4 pages). 2. Details of previous project experience or similar assignments particularly undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contract value, contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided (if different from duration) , main activities, objectives. 3. CVs of key experts who could carry out the Assignment detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments, particularly assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, main activities, objectives. 4. Completed Consultant Declaration Form and Contact Sheet, the template for which is available from the following web-link: http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet.doc. Failure to provide signed Consultant Declaration Form and Contact Sheet 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 and in Romanian via email (pdf) to the Client’s contact person, to reach the Client not later than the closing date stated above. One additional copy shall reach the Bank’s contact person by the same closing date. The expression of interest shall be one file (pdf). The Client reserves the right to reject applications of firms submitting more than one file. Only if any limitation on the permissible file size is exceeded, the Consultant may split the expression of interest into further files. Important Notes: 1. The selection will normally be made from responses to this notification only. Consultants will not be asked to submit a proposal. The highest-ranked Consultant will be selected from a shortlist and be invited to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding. 2. The shortlist criteria are as follows: (a) Firm’s previous project experience related to preferably two other similar consultancy assignments in the region (Romania or Eastern and Central Europe) within the last 5 years (25%) (b) Firm’s previous project experience related to technical and financial management, procurement, design and training within solid waste projects in conditions comparable to those of this assignment (25%) (c) CV of Key Experts (50%)

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

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

Constanta Water – Preparation of a Performance Based Service Agreement

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

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

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

Project Description:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Assignment Description:

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

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

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

PBSA (Draft) and Approval Phase

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

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

Tender documentation and PBSA (Final Draft) Phase

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

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

Tender Launch Phase

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

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

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

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

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

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

Eligibility:  There are no consultant nationality eligibility restrictions.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Important Notes:

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

2. The shortlist criteria are as follows:

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

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

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

Pitesti Urban Transport - Twinning Partnership

 | Published March 9, 2015  -  Deadline March 30, 2015
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THE NOTICE HAS BEEN AMENDED TO INCLUDE THE REQUIREMENT FOR ROMANIAN AND ENGLISH EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST THE CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST IS 30 MARCH 2015 at 17:00 hours Pitesti time. Public transport in Pitesti (the “City”), a city in central Romania, with a population of 155.4 thousand, an area of 40.7 km2, is provided only by buses. The existing rolling stock and related infrastructure are in a poor condition and incur high maintenance costs. The City’s strategy is to improve urban transport services in Pitesti and align it with EU regulations. In this respect, The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (“EBRD” or the “Bank”) has been asked to finance the modernisation of the bus fleet in the City of Pitesti by Publitrans SA Pitesti (the “Company”), the public transport operator, fully owned by the City (the “Project”). The investment will enable the Company to renew the rolling stock fleet, with 70 new buses which are compliant with EU emissions standards. Alongside the introduction of modern rolling stock and the modernisation effort, there will be two consultancy assignments: (1) a twinning partnership (the current assignment) which will assist the Company to review its existing operations and deliver a new business plan (the “Business Plan”) and a separate assignment, (2) the automated fare collection (“AFC”) consultancy, which will assist the Company to tender and implement a successful AFC system, expected to result in a significant revenue increase by reducing cash leakage inherent in all cash-based ticketing systems. It is anticipated that implementation of these two assignments will substantially complete the transformation of the public transport sector in Pitesti. Publitrans is seeking to retain a consulting firm (the “Consultant”) to act as a ‘twinning partner’ and assist them to deliver a new business plan (the “assignment”). Specifically, the objectives of this assignment are to support Publitrans management to review and deliver the Company’s Business Plan, implement related corporate, financial and operational improvements and amend the public service contract (“PSC”). The Consultant shall work in very close cooperation with the management of the Company in order to assist the Company in the following areas: A. Organisation and finance Adapt and implement an amended PSC between the Company and the City of Pitesti to comply with the EBRD and EU requirements; Support the Company’s management to prepare and implement the Business Plan and improve corporate governance; Deliver services within the framework of the new PSC with the City of Pitesti; Define and implement an activity-based cost-accounting system; Increase the farebox ratio through tariff adjustments and other financial improvement measures deemed necessary, once the new buses are in operation; Collaborate with external consultant (for the parallel assignment) to agree a study regarding best option to implement a new automated fare collection system; B. Operations Give guidance on data collection and analysis, to provide the basis for network and service restructuring in order to meet customers’ demands; Provide assistance with the design of new routes network to be introduced in 2017; Help develop and maintain operational and financial performance indicators; review the planning process, the preparation of bus route time-tables and the work schedules (rosters) for bus drivers C. Marketing Assist with the preparation of a detailed marketing plan (the “Marketing Plan”) that will aim to increase public transport ridership in Pitesti. The Marketing Plan should include a fare policy, the introduction of tourist passes, the distribution of tickets, the promotion via network maps and timetables, leaflets and brochures, advertising, corporate identity, and improvement of the bus stop information. Provide assistance in the preparation and implementation of passenger surveys to be carried out by the Company in order to determine levels of customer satisfaction. D. Management Provide capacity building of the Company’s staff (a key part of the Consultant’s work) through on-the-job assistance, staff-exchanges, workshops, visits and close collaboration. E. Training In addition, the Consultant will arrange formal training aimed at senior and middle-level managers to enable the Company to implement its Business Plan. The Consultant will organise one or more visits, as appropriate, to its premises/installations to illustrate state-of-the-art practices and provide reference points. Selection Process: Interested firms or group of firms are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest. Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in the first quarter of 2015 and has an estimated overall duration of 24 months. Maximum Budget available for the Assignment: EUR 150,000 (exclusive of VAT). The Consultant must determine whether any indirect taxes/VAT are chargeable on the proposed services and state the basis for such. If any indirect taxes/VAT are payable, the Client will have to pay indirect taxes/VAT element to the services directly to the Consultant unless otherwise agreed. Funding Source: Austrian Fund for Municipal Infrastructure Eligibility: Consultancy firms shall be entities registered in Austria and all experts proposed by the entity to work on the assignment must be either Austrian nationals or permanent residents of Austria. However, up to a maximum of 25% of the maximum contract amount may be used to finance services of local experts who are nationals of Romania or consultancy firms of Romania. Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant shall be a firm, or a group of firms with previous project experience related to: Public transport operating experience in more than one country or forming part of a group with such experience in more than one country, in at least similar sized cities. EU policy and legislative package in the field of urban transport, including AFC Public service contract models for Romanian transport operators. The Consultant’s expert team is expected to include the following key experts: i) a team leader who shall be an appropriately qualified professional with extensive experience in urban public transport and in implementing business plans ii) an expert in public transport management iii) an expert in operations planning iv) an expert in marketing v) an expert in management information systems and cost accounting. All experts need to have extensive job experience in more than one experienced public transport operating company, preferably in more than one country Submission Requirements: Corporate services are required. In order to determine the capability and experience of consultants seeking to be selected for this assignment, the information submitted should include the following: (1) brief overview of the firm/group of firms including company profile, organisation and staffing; (2) details of previous project experience or similar assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contract value, contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, percentage carried out by consultant in case of association of firms or subcontracting, main activities, objectives; (3) CVs of key experts who could carry out the assignment detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments, particularly assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, main activities, objectives. (4) Completed Contact Sheet, the template for which is available from the following web-link: http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet.doc (5) a copy of the Consultant's valid company registration certificate confirming that the firm is registered in the relevant jurisdiction. The expression of interest shall not exceed 25 pages (excluding CVs and contact sheet). One original and 3 copies of the expression of interest, in Romanian and one copy in English, shall be submitted to the Company in an envelope marked “EXPRESSION OF INTEREST for Pitesti Urban Transport Twinning Partnership”, to reach Company not later than 30 March 2015 at 17:00 hours Pitesti time. One further electronic copy in Romanian and one in English should be submitted to the EBRD’s contact person by the same due date. Company Contact Person: Daniela Torok, Project Manager 2L Depozitelor Street Pitesti City Arges County Romania E-mail: torok.daniela@publitrans2000.ro EBRD Contact Person: Angela Levitsky European Bank for Reconstruction and Development One Exchange Square London EC2A 2JN United Kingdom Tel: + 44 20 7338 6363 E-mail: LevitskA@ebrd.com 1. The selection will normally be made from responses to this notification only. Consultants will not be asked to submit a proposal. The highest-ranked Consultant will be selected from a shortlist and be invited to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding. 2. Evaluation criteria and respective weightings are: (a) firm’s experience with regard to operating a public transport company (30%) (b) firm’s international urban public transport operating experience (15%) (c) experience of lead professional in implementing business plans in urban public transport (15%) (d) qualifications of expert in public transport management (10%) (e) qualifications of expert in operations planning (10%), (f) qualification of expert in marketing (10%), (g) qualification of expert in management information systems and cost-accounting (10%);

Urban Regeneration of the public spaces within residential blocks in the districts Alfa, Faleza Mureș, Confecții, Micălaca, Aurel Vlaicu and City Centre, including the protected area

 | Published December 19, 2016  -  Deadline January 16, 2017
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Supervision of Works for Urban Regeneration of the public spaces within residential blocks in the districts Alfa, Faleza Mureș, Confecții, Micălaca, Aurel Vlaicu and City Centre, including the protected area”

 

The Invitation for expressions of interest follows the General Procurement Notice No. 8364-GPN-48156 for this project which was published in Procurement Opportunities, on the EBRD’s web-site (http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/project.shtml) on July 25, 2016 and in the Supplement to the Official Journal of European Union (OJ/S).

 

The City of Arad intends using the proceeds of the EBRD loan towards the cost of the "Urban Regeneration Plan of the spaces between apartment buildings in the neighbourhoods Alfa, Faleza Mures, Confectii, Micalaca, Vlaicu and Centre, including the protected area of the Arad Municipality" Project.

 

The works will consist of the construction of ground parking and related facilities, respectively sidewalks, sewers, street furniture and green areas.

 

The Project consist in the following:

  • Landscaping of ground parking places - 201.140 mp
  • Landscaping of the sidewalks – 38.121mp
  • Realisation of the rainwater drainage – 12.770ml
  • Landscaping of the recreation areas -  64.652mp
  • Realisation of the vertical signalization – 921 pieces
  • Realisation of the horizontal signalization – transversal markings – 6.660mp; longitudinal markings – 7.630ml
  • Fast parking construction: -  Micalaca 100-200  – 2 pieces;

                                           - Micalaca 300 – 3 pieces;

                                           - Micalaca 500-700 – 1 piece;

                                                          - Alfa – 2 pieces;

 

The works will comprise rehabilitation of the areas between the blocks of flats (parking places, sidewalks and green areas, rainwater drainage), extension of water and sewerage networks, including Specifications, Drawings and Bill of Quantities.

 

The Consultant will be required to undertake the role of the “Engineer” as defined in the FIDIC RED Conditions of Contract as well as to ensure the Independent Construction Supervision in accordance with the legal provisions in this field.

 

The main purpose of this activity is to support the preparation of tender documents, assistance during the tender and supervision of the project's works.

 

The Services  shall include, but not be limited to the following: (a) participation in the preparation of tender documents, assistance during the tender and supervision of the project works; (b) establishment of systems of managerial control for works contract; (c) the Engineer’s administration of Contract, (d) control over estimated works quantities and contract outcome costs, in monitoring the progress of the Works  and technical records; (e) control and acceptance of contractor’s interim and final payment certificates; (f) the acceptance and/or approval of Contractors’ key staff, insurances, guarantees, licenses, programs, method statements, traffic management plans, safety measures,  suppliers and materials for incorporation in the works, the quality assurance and control plans, laboratory provisions and execution of the testing program, subcontractors, plant, equipment and environmental protection; (g) direct supervision of the works and monitoring of progress; (h) the preparation of progress, technical and contractual reports, (i) execution of the  control tests of all materials intended for incorporation into permanent works and the all executed works, (j) assisting the Municipality in the reporting (technical, financial, environmental, i.e.) to EBRD on administration  of  works contract and other Health and Safety matters .

 

The assignment is expected to start in May 2017 and last about of 60 months (including 24 months for the defect notification period).

 

The contract will be financed 51% from EBRD loan and 49% by the City of Arad and consulting firms from any countries are eligible for shortlisting and selection.

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 (if different from project duration), assignment budget, main activities, objectives.

 

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

 

In order to successfully implement the assignment, it is envisaged that the consultant’s team will consist of the following experts:

  • 1 (one) Team Leader / Resident Engineer - Civil Engineering Degree; minimum 10 years of experience under similar assignments; minimum 1 assignment as Team Leader/ Resident Engineer;
  • 1 (one) Quantities Surveyor - Civil Engineering Degree; minimum 7 years of experience under similar assignments; minimum 1 assignment as Quantities Surveyor;
  • 1 (one) products Quality Surveyor – Degree in Civil Engineering; minimum 7 years of experience under similar assignments, minimum 1 assignment as Products Quality Surveyor;
  • 1 (one) Road Inspector - Authorized in Roads, bridges, tunnels, runways, cable transport, in accordance with State Construction Inspectorate; minimum 5 years of experience under similar assignments (Note: This is the full official expert field according to Romanian Legislation, but the English "Road expert" may be used if it fully covers the same expertise);
  • 1 (one) Water and Wastewater Inspector - Authorized in accordance with State Construction Inspectorate; minimum 5 years of experience under similar assignments;
  • 1 (one) Civil, Industrial and Agricultural Works Inspector - Authorized in accordance with State Construction Inspectorate; minimum 5 years of experience under similar assignments;
  • 1 (one) Electrical Works Inspector - Authorized in accordance with State Construction Inspectorate; minimum 5 years of experience under similar assignments;
  • 1 (one) Inspector authorized in landscaping -  in accordance with the specific regulations provisions; minimum 5 years of experience under similar assignments.

 

The Consultant’s experts to have good knowledge of FIDIC Conditions of Contract – Red Book / IFI Conditions of Contract. The languages of the contract are English and Romanian.

 

Also, the Consultant shall envisage the group of following technical support staff:

  • 1 (one) Traffic Engineer;
  • 1 (one) Health & Safety Expert;
  • 1 (one) Financial Expert;
  • Administrative Staff;

 

Consultant's Profile:

The Consultant should be a firm or a consortium of firms with valid license for at least one member of the consortium for independent construction supervision in accordance with the legal provisions on this field.

 

The Consultant shall simultaneously comply with the following minim requirements:

  • The Consultant shall have experience in minimum 1 (one) contract related to civil constructions in the last 5 (five) years;
  • The Consultant shall have experience in minimum 1 (one) contract related to the supervision of works for putting in place/modernization of public utilities (water/wastewater & lighting) in the last 5 (five) years;
  • The Consultant shall have experience in minimum 1 (one) contract demonstrating knowledge of the local building regulations. 

 

The complete expression of interest (including CVs, Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet) (http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet.doc). should be submitted, in English and Romanian via email (pdf) to the Client's contact person, to reach the Client not later than the closing date 16 January 2017 at 10.00 am local time. 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. In case of discrepancy, the English language version of the documentation, will prevail.

 

Evaluation criteria of EOIs:

1) Company Profile - 10%, out of which 5% years of experience in the field and  5% backstopping  capacity (number of qualified permanent staff, presence of  local office in the country, availability to qualified experts, etc);

2) Experience - 50%, out of which 25% experience of the Consultant under similar assignments related to urban roads, 15% experience of the Consultant under similar assignments related to urban utilities networks and 10% experience of the Consultant  in the region;

3) Access to qualified experts:  - 40%,

 

To demonstrate access to qualified experts the Consultants shall provide at least once CV for each position required for the implementation of the contract, as indicated above.

Procurement procedure: Procurement of the consultancy services will be conducted through the procedures as specified in the EBRD’s Procurement Policies and Rules (PP&R) dated October, 2014.

 

One shortlist of qualified firms will be prepared on the response to this invitation, after which short-listed firms will be invited to submit their proposals.

 

If the Consultant has been found by a judicial process or other official enquiry to have engaged in any of the Prohibited Practices as defined in the EBRD PP&R, details of the basis for the outcome of such process or enquiry shall be provided with the expression of interest.

 

The Employer reserves the right not to shortlist consulting firms that have been found to have engaged in any of the Prohibited Practices regardless of the results of technical evaluation of the expressions of interest.

 

Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (local time).

Contact name         Mrs. Laura Bocancios

Client                       Municipality of Arad

Address                  Revolutiei Square, no 75, Arad
Email                       lbocancios@primariaarad.ro
Phone:                     0040 257 212 478

Fax:                         0040 257 212 478

R2CF Braila

 | Published December 14, 2016  -  Deadline February 6, 2017
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R2CF Braila –Savings

INVITATION FOR TENDERS

Procurement of SMART meters and meter manholes for water supply network

This Invitation for Tenders follows the General Procurement Notice for this project which was published on the EBRD website, Procurement Notices (www.ebrd.com ) on 31 May 2016.

SC Compania de Utilitati Publice „Dunarea” Braila SA 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 R2CF Braila – savings.

The Purchaser now invites sealed tenders from Suppliers for the following contracts to be funded from part of the proceeds of the loan :

Lot 1: Supply of cold water smart meters (with radio transition) of various DN sizes including software, communication equipment, software and hardware for meter reading and training  – 29,700 pcs.

Lot 2: Supply of manholes fitted for smart meters – 3,000 pcs.

Tendering for the contract 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:

Lot 1: Supply of cold water smart meters (with radio transition)

  • Average annual turnover over the last three (3) years: RON 22 million equivalent
  • Financial resources / liquid assets : RON 4 million equivalent
  • Experience: at least three (3) contracts within the last five (5) years, that have been successfully and substantially completed and that are similar to the proposed Goods.  The cumulated number of meters supplied under the contracts specified as reference contracts shall be minimum 54,000 and the cumulated value of all these contracts shall be RON 25 million equivalent

Lot 2: Supply of manholes fitted for smart meters

  • Average annual turnover over the last three (3) years: RON 2.5 million equivalent
  • Financial resources / liquid assets: RON 400,000 equivalent
  • Experience: at least three (3) contracts within the last five (5) years, that have been successfully and substantially completed and that are similar to the proposed Goods.  The cumulated number of meters supplied under the contracts specified as reference contracts shall be minimum 6,000 and the cumulated value of all these contracts shall be RON  2 million equivalent

 

Tender documents may be obtained from free of charge in electronic version from the office at the address below upon submission of a written request providing the following information:

  • the name and address of the company intending to submit a tender;
  • the name, tile, phone, phone, fax and email address of the person responsible on behalf of the company for this tender;
  • the email address where the tender documents in electronic format shall be sent, and
  • any alternative email where the tender documents and further correspondence related to this tender shall be sent

 

Upon receiving written request including all the above mention the documents will be promptly dispatched by courier to the email address(es) indicated in the request. The perspective tenderer shall be responsible for the correctness of the e-mail address and the capacity to receive tender documents on electronic format.

 

All tenders must be accompanied by a tender security of :

Lot 1: RON 250,000.
Lot 2: RON 30,000.

 

Tenders must be delivered to the office at the address below on or before 06 February 2017 at 10 hours local time, 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 requested the tender documents may be inspected at the address below.

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

 

Contact name: Mr. Oprisan Cristian – Economist, Procurement Department
Client: SC Compania de Utilitati Publice „Dunarea” Braila SA
Address: 1 Piata Uzinei Street, Braila, Romania
Email coprisan@apabraila.ro
Tel: 0040239692900
Fax:00400239693209

Health Sector Reform - P145174

 | Published September 20, 2016
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Performance Auditing Services Of Public Hospitals With Arrears This notice has been cancelled as of 22-Sep-2016. Please do not respond. QCBS, QBS, FBS, and LCS Contract AwardNotice Scope of Contract: Technical assistance for performance auditing services of publichospitals with arrears ? CS/3/37 withinHealthSector Reform ? Improving Health System Quality and Efficiency Project, IBRD Loan no.8362-RO. Minimum Qualifying Technical Score: 75 Consultants' names JV ofKPMG Romania SRL (Romania), KPMG LLP (UK) & KPMGAsesores SL (Spain) JV ofGrant Thorthon Romania, Grant Thornton Greece & Hammond Bogaru & Associates(Romania) JV ofOxford Policy Managements (UK) and Ernst & YoungSRL and Ernst& Young AssuranceServices, SRL (Romania) JV ofHorvath & Partners Management Consulting SRL, Hospital ConsultingSRL and Seve FinancialConsulting SRL (Romania) [Insert nameof Consultant 5] N/A City/Country Bucharest/ Romania Bucharest/ Romania Oxford / UK Bucharest/ Romania Status: EvaluatedConsultant/Firm EvaluatedConsultant/Firm Awarded Consultant/Firm EvaluatedConsultant/Firm RejectedConsultant/Firm NotEvaluated Reason Technical Score 90.17 92.33 98.17 90.50 Financial Score 41.60 45.20 75.33 100.00 Combined Score 80.46 82.90 93.61 92.40 Criteria SpecificExperience 10,00 8,33 10,00 10,00 Work Plan &Methodology 38,67 40,00 40,00 37,67 Key Experts 41,50 44,00 48,17 42,83 Training - - - - Local input - - - - Price as read out EUR 955,720.00 EUR 879,660.00 USD 571,192.00 EUR 397,600.00 Final Evaluation Price EUR 955,720.00 EUR 879,660.00 USD 571,192.00 (EUR 527,807.45) EUR 397,600.00 Final Negotiated Price - - USD 571,192.00 - Rank 4 3 1 2 Other Shortlisted Consultant(s)/Firm(s) (these will be all that "Proposal submitted=no") Consultants' names JV of BDO LLP (UK) and BDO Romania and Moldova JV of Management 4 health GmbH and Wepos Audit GmbH (Germany) City/Country Suffolk, U.K. Frankfurt, Germany Proposal Submitted: No No

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

 | Published November 22, 2016
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Sibiu Streets Rehabilitation Programme

 | Published November 21, 2016  -  Deadline January 16, 2017
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Tender Package No. 3 - Upgrading and refurbishment of 12 streets within the City of Sibiu in the Areas: Lazaret II and Turnisor I (2 Lots)

This Invitation for Tenders follows the General Procurement Notice for this project ref 8109-gpn-47537 which was published on the EBRD website, Procurement Notices (www.ebrd.com) on 17th of December 2015.

The Municipality of Sibiu, 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 Sibiu Streets Rehabilitation Programme

The Employer now invites sealed tenders from contractors for the following contracts to be funded from part of the proceeds of the loan:

Lot 1: Upgrading and refurbishment of six streets in Area Lazaret II  (namely: Diaconovici Dr., Lebedei, Luceafarului, Arcului, Libertatii and Sp.Milescu streets with approximate total length of 1.41 km)

Lot 2: Upgrading and refurbishment of six streets in Area Turnisor I (namely: Zavoi, Stavilarului, Aviatiei, Cooperatorilor, Scurta and Iazu Morii streets with approximate total length of 2.89 km) .

Work will generally include the reconstruction of the road and pavements as well as the installation of the associated utilities, water and drainage. The maximum time for completion of work is expected to be twelve (12) months followed by a Defect Notification Period of five (5) years.

Tenders are invited for one or more lots.  Each lot must be priced separately. Total amount for each lot will include 10% contingency, as presented in attachments (BOQ summary). Tenders for more than one lot may offer discounts and such discounts will be considered in the comparison of tenders.

Tendering for contracts 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 minimum criteria:

  • an average annual turnover in the last 3 years (2013, 2014, 2015) :
    • For Lot 1: fifteen million Romanian Lei (LEI 15 Million)
       
    • For Lot 2: twenty million Romanian Lei (LEI 20 Million)
       
    • Access to financial resources of minimum:
       
  • For Lot 1: two million Romanian Lei (LEI 2 Million)
     
  • For Lot 2: three million Romanian Lei (LEI 3 Million)
     
  • General experience in contracts as general contractor, or contractor management for the past 5 years.
     
  • 3 similar projects, in size and nature, concluded in the last 5 years. Recommendations from previous employers and Taking-Over Certificates related to projects / contracts presented as similar experience.
     
  • Availability of equipment, staff and facilities, necessary to produce at least: 20 tonnes of asphalt mix / day (fully automated production), 20 tonnes of ballast and base course material / day and the availability of a materials testing laboratory either on site or local to Sibiu for a proper quality assurance (2nd degree laboratory acc. to Romanian law)
     
  • in the case  tenderer submitted by a  joint venture, consortium or association (JVCA), the leader of JVCA, has ongoing commitments with a value greater than or equal to 50% of the average turnover for the past 3 years, then the tenderer has the obligation to demonstrate, excluding any doubt, that has the capacity to carry out this contract within the set execution period, in accordance with the stipulations included in the documentation, ensuring a superior quality of the executed works
     
  • the availability of a key staff comprising
    • the Project Manager – with a degree in civil engineering, more than 7 years professional experience, thereof 3 years in similar position on road upgrading / construction works, experienced with internationally financed projects and FIDIC Conditions of contract, English fluent;
    • 1 civil engineer who are qualified civil engineers with more than 7 years of experience thereof 3 years in leading Site Management position, experienced with FIDIC Conditions of Contract, capable of English;
    • Materials Expert, Geotechnical Engineer, Utilities Engineers, each a qualified expert with more than 7 years of experience and proven in knowledge of Romanian and international standards (EN) and capable of English

A complete set of Tender Documents may be purchased from 21st of November 2016 upon submission of a written application to the below given Email address and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of 400 LEI against the presentation of the respective payment slip to the Bank Account No RO58TREZ57621360250XXXXX opened at Treasury of Sibiu.

Upon receipt of appropriate evidence of payment of the non-refundable fee, the documents will promptly be dispatched. If requested, the documents will be promptly dispatched by courier, but no liability can be accepted for loss or late delivery. In addition, if requested, the documents can be dispatched electronically after presentation by the prospective tenderer of an appropriate evidence of payment of the non-refundable fee. In the event of discrepancy between electronic and hard copies of the documents, the hard copy shall prevail.

All tenders must be accompanied by a tender security of:

  • Lot 1: ten thousand Romanian Lei (LEI 10,000.00)
  • Lot 2: fifteen thousand Romanian Lei (LEI 15,000.00)

or its equivalent in a convertible currency.

Tenders must be delivered to the office at the address below on or before 16th of January 2017  at 10:00 hours local time. Electronic tender shall not be permitted. Late tender will be rejected. Tenders will be opened on 16th of January 2017 at 10:30 a.m. in the presence of the 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:


Mrs. Tatiana Stanese
Municipality of Sibiu
Brukenthal Street, no. 2, room 320, Sibiu 550178, RO
Tel: +40 269 20 88 73,  Fax:+40 269 208 981
E-mail: piu@sibiu.ro