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Dushanbe - Uzbekistan Border Road Improvement Project

 | Published November 14, 2016  -  Deadline December 19, 2016

CONSULTANCY SERVICES
INVITATION FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

This Invitation for Expressions of Interest follows the General Procurement Notice for this project which was published on the EBRD website, Project Procurement Notices (http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/project.shtml) on 20.01.2015.

The Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Tajikistan, hereinafter referred to as “the Client”, intends using part of the proceeds of a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, hereinafter referred to as “the Bank”, towards the cost of the project to rehabilitate and upgrade the 62 km section of M41 Highway Dushanbe - Uzbekistan border where the services of the individual consultants to the Client are required. The project is subject to the EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules.

The Client now invites expressions of interest from suitably qualified individuals who are interested in providing assistance to the client to facilitate the timely and effective implementation of the Project by assisting the Employer on the financial matters as a Financial Specialist.

The main task of Financial Specialist is to assist the PIU within his/her area of expertise on financial issues, implementation and monitoring of the financial plans of the project.

The Financial Specialist should be able to demonstrate the following qualifications / skills:

  1. Higher degree in finance, accounting or economics.
  2. Minimum 2 years of work on the procedures of the EBRD or other IFIs in the field of payments and financial management.
  3. Good knowledge of accounting and tax rules and regulations, financial procedures.
  4. Understanding of and experience with the payment procedures under FIDIC contracts
  5. At least 2 years of work with 1-C accounting.
  6. Fluency in written and spoken English, Russian and / or Tajik languages.
  7. Excellent computer skills, knowledge of Microsoft applications.

 

The assignment is expected to start immediately after selection of a Consultant and respective consultancy contract signature (which is expected by end of November 2016) with estimated total duration of 36 (thirty six) months.

Eligibility: Procurement will be open for all the consultants except those restricted in the EBRD’s list of ineligible entities. The proceeds of the loan shall not be used for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities or for any import of goods, if such payment or import is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations and the Client’s Country prohibitions.

Procurement of the consultancy services will be conducted in accordance with the EBRD’s Procurement Policies and Rules. The consultants will be selected following the shortlisting procedures. 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.

If the Consultant has been found by a judicial process or other official enquiry to have engaged in corrupt or fraudulent practices, details of the basis for the outcome of such process or enquiry shall be provided with the expression of interest.

The Client reserves the right not to shortlist consulting firms that have been found to have engaged in corrupt or fraudulent practices regardless of the results of technical evaluation of the expressions of interest.

In order to determine the qualifications and competence of the consults seeking to be shortlisted, the information submitted should include the following:

  1. CV detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments, particularly assignments undertaken in the previous ten years, including information on contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, main activities, objectives.
  2. 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 above information should not exceed 10 pages. The complete expression of interest, original in English, 1 copy in English and 1 copy in Russian and one electronic copy in PDF format, should be submitted to the address specified below in an envelope marked "Expression of Interest for the Financial Specialist for Dushanbe - Uzbekistan Border Road Improvement Project ", and shall be delivered to the client not later than December 19, 2016, 11 am (Dushanbe time).

Failure to provide the completed Consultant Declaration Form and Contact Sheet may result in disqualification of the applicant from the selection process. Expressions of interest received after this time and date shall not be considered and will be returned unopened.

The shortlist selection criteria are:

  1. Applicant’s experience in assistance on the projects in the road sector - 25 %
  2. Applicant’s experience in assistance on similar projects which are implemented based on FIDIC conditions - 30 %
  3. Applicant’s experience in assistance on similar projects which are implemented following IFIs / EBRD procurement policies and rules - 30 %
  4. Applicant’s project experience in Tajikistan or other countries in the region with similar legislative framework and similar climate conditions - 15 %

 

Further information may be obtained from:

Mr. Nurali Arabzoda, Acting Executive Director
Project Implementation Unit for Roads Rehabilitation
14 Ayni Street, Dushanbe, Tajikistan, 734046
Telephone: +992 (37) 222-2073
E-mail: piurr@bk.ru

Tajikistan: Faizabad Water and Wastewater Project - Feasibility Study

 | Published November 17, 2016  -  Deadline December 8, 2016

Project Description:
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development ("EBRD" or the "Bank") is considering a transaction consisting of a loan from the Bank and a capital expenditure grant from an international donor to finance a priority investment programme in water and selective wastewater operations (the "Project") in the City of Faizabad (the "City").

Assignment Description:
The Bank wishes to engage a suitably qualified consultant (the "Consultant") to prepare a comprehensive feasibility study ("FS") to determine a priority investment programme (the "PIP") developed from a long-term investment strategy, and evaluate its benefits, as well as to undertake an environmental and social assessment of the project, including a qualitative and quantitative assessment of the physical environmental benefits of the project (the "Assignment").

The overall objective of the Assignment is to prepare a FS for the City and Faizabad Water Company (the "Company"), which the Bank can use to appraise the Project and take an informed decision on the prospective financing.

In order to meet the objective above, the Consultant is expected to implement the following:
•Technical and financial feasibility assessment;
Financial analysis of the Company and preparation of financial inputs/assumptions to be used in the financial model as per requirements of the Bank;
Financial analysis of the budgets of the City for the last 3 years;
•Determination of an efficient implementation strategy for the PIP;
•Calculation of the Bank’s standard measuring indicators and SRI impact indicators;
•Environmental and Social Audit of the existing facilities and operations and environmental and social conditions relevant to the Project and Environmental and Social Assessment of potential environmental and social risks, impacts and benefits that is proportionate to the project’s nature, size and location.

To the extent possible, the FS should:
•take into account the potential impacts of climate change on the project in order to build in resilience to climate change related risks;
•assess the resource efficiency opportunities (including energy and water efficiency and waste minimisation potential and the impact on GHG emissions) on the project.

The FS will provide an overview of the Company’s procedures and technical, operational, environmental, social, and financial performance, and should form the basis for agreeing on the Company’s restructuring objectives in the loan document (e.g. reduction in water losses, improvements in tariff collections, standards of treatment, etc.).

The detailed terms of reference for the Assignment can be found here.

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

Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in Q1 2017 and has an estimated overall duration of four months.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 190,000 (exclusive of VAT).
The Consultant must determine whether any VAT would be chargeable on the services and the basis for that determination, without taking into consideration the special status of the Bank as an IFI and state this to the Bank in their response to the Invitation for Expressions of Interest. To the extent that a Consultant incurs input VAT on goods and services purchased in connection with the provision of services (e.g. VAT on airline ticket) which is not otherwise recoverable by the consultant from the local tax authority, the gross cost to the consultant of such expenses shall be treated as a reimbursable expense.

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

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms with previous project experience related to:
-Developing feasibility studies/due diligences for IFIs and a good knowledge of IFI procedures and rules on public procurement and disbursement policies.
-In-depth knowledge of the water/wastewater sector, specifically institutional and legal framework aspects, environmental and social requirements; gender and water, local financial management standards, professional standards of technical knowledge internationally as well as in the region.

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

•Key Expert 1: Project Manager/Team Leader with a university degree or equivalent qualification with preferably 15 years or more of professional experience in the field of water supply and wastewater management, with comprehensive experience of similar assignments in Central Asia or CIS, as well as in institutional and commercial management of water/wastewater Company. He/she should demonstrate management and administration experience, including experience with procedures of international financing agencies (preferably EBRD procedures). The large number of different tasks and the complexity of administrational procedures require a permanent presence of the Project Manager in the Country during the project period of intensive work on preparation of the FS.
•Key Expert 2: Financial specialists with knowledge of the public financing and modelling.
•Key Expert 3: Technical specialists and water and wastewater engineers with practical experience of working on a similar type of projects.
•Key Expert 4: Environmental and Social experts with experience in ESIAs and E&S due diligence, health & safety, stakeholder engagement, public consultation and disclosure in the local context, and/or resettlement expertise, in water/wastewater sector with experience of similar assignments and with recent track record in the region.
•Key Expert 6: Climate change expert with experience in evaluation in climate change.
•Key Expert 7: Institutional expert with experience of similar assignments.
•Key Expert 8: Resource efficiency expert with experience in water and waste water treatment.
•Key Expert 9: Legal expert with relevant experience in the areas of natural monopolies regulation and knowledge of tariff legislation of the Republic of Tajikistan.
•Key Expert 10: Local experts with good communication skills and evidenced technical knowledge of water supply and wastewater.

The Consultant should cooperate with local professionals and local consulting companies, in order to promote the development of local expertise. The Consultant should engage Russian or Tajik speaking staff on their team or arrange for translation/interpreting when necessary. All experts must be independent and free from conflicts of interest in the responsibilities accorded to them.

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

1. Company/group of firms’ profile, organisation and staffing (max. 2-4 pages).
2. Details of previous project experience or similar assignments particularly undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contract value, contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided (if different from duration) , main activities, objectives.
3. CVs of key experts who could carry out the Assignment detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments, particularly assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, main activities, objectives.
4. Completed Consultant Declaration Form and Contact Sheet, the template for which is available from the following web-link:
http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet.doc.

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

The complete expression of interest (including CVs, Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet) should be submitted, in English electronically through e-Selection, to reach the Bank not later than the closing date and time. 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:
Sophie Medert
Technical Co-operation
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: + 44 20 7338 7371
e-mail: mederts@ebrd.com (submissions should be sent through eSelection and NOT to this email address)

Notes:

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

2. The shortlist criteria are:
a)Firm demonstrates practical experience in developing feasibility studies for IFIs and a good knowledge of IFI procedures and rules on public procurement and disbursement policies – 20%
b)Firm demonstrates deep knowledge of the water/wastewater sector, specifically institutional and legal framework aspects, environmental and social requirements; local financial management standards, professional standards of technical knowledge internationally as well as in the region – 30%
c)Qualifications and competence of the consultant's team of key experts – 50%
(Key expert 1 – 10%; Key experts 2 to 9 – 5 % each).

Sugd Energy Loss Reduction Project Extension - Project Implementation Unit Consultant

 | Published November 14, 2016  -  Deadline December 12, 2016

AMENDMENT ISSUED 24/11/2016:

  1. CONSULTANTS ARE REQUESTED TO SUBMIT HARD COPIES OF PROPOSALS TO THE ADDRESSES SPECIFIED IN THE PROCUREMENT NOTICE.  
  2. THE DATE FOR SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS IS CHANGED TO  12 DECEMBER 20016

Project Description: The Open Stock Holding Company Barki Tojik (BT or the Client) is a 100% state-owned vertically integrated power utility responsible for generation, transmission and distribution of electricity in Tajikistan. The Government of Tajikistan requested the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) collectively the Lenders and the European Union’s Investment Facility for Central Asia (EU IFCA) collectively the Co-Financiers to finance the Sugd Energy Loss Reduction Project (SUGD). 

The first part of SUGD is at its final stage and includes (i) Lot 1. Supply and Installation of Smart Meters, Meter Reading System Equipment, Auditable Billing System in Khujand and Surrounding Municipalities, and (ii) Lot 2 Rehabilitation of Khujand Electrical System.

The SUGD Extension Project (the Project) includes the construction of a new substation (Temurmalik) 110/10 kV in the southern part of Kamoli Khujandi Park.  It will also include the connection by a 2.5 km /110 kV OHL Double Circuit to another substation and ancillary equipment.

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

The Consultant needs to ensure close coordination of activities with the PIU Consultant engaged for SUGD ongoing project. BT expects both consultancy teams to coordinate their activities in a professional and open manner with the common target to successfully implement the Project.

Please see detailed Terms of Reference for the Assignment.

Assignment Duration: 30 months.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 300,000; exclusive of VAT.

Funding Source: EBRD Shareholder Special Fund.

Eligibility: There are no consultant nationality eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms experience in supporting Clients in similar types of assignments in the hydropower sector.

The Consultant’s team is expected to include the following Key experts, both internationals and locals:

  1. Team Leader/Substation Engineer preferably with 12 years of experience in planning, design and implementation of substation construction projects including Project Management and Contract Supervision experience;
  2. Overhead Lines Engineer - preferably with 10 years of proven experience in construction or designing of MV and HV OHL. The Expert should demonstrate hands-on experience in similar nature of assignments and complexity (design and construction of MV and HV OHL);
  3. Procurement Expert preferably with 10 years of proven procurement experience in power sector projects especially electricity distribution with relevant IFI’s experience;
  4. Construction Engineer preferably with 10 years of proven experience in construction. The Expert should demonstrate hands-on experience in similar nature of assignments and complexity (design and construction of substation and outgoing lines);
  5. Engineer Designer preferably with 10 years of proven experience design of energy facilities. The Expert should demonstrate hands-on experience in similar nature of assignments and complexity;
  6. Pool of short term experts including
  • Local medium voltage installation expert with full engagement;
  • Relay Protection Engineer
  • Environment and Social expert

All experts are required to be fluent in English, both written and spoken, speaking knowledge of Russian language is preferable.

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

In order to determine the qualifications and competence of consulting firms the information submitted should include the following:

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

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

3. Proposed work plan and methodology.

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

5. Financial Proposal (in a separate sealed envelope shall be clearly marked "FINANCIAL PROPOSAL DO NOT  OPEN UNTIL COMPLETION OF TECHNICAL EVALUATION").

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

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

The above information should not exceed 20 pages excluding CVs and the Consultant Declaration Form and Contact Sheet.

The Consultant must submit two separate envelopes:

(a) Technical Proposal: one (1) original in English, two (2) copies in Russian and one (1) CD-ROM including English and Russian versions of Technical Proposal only;

(b) Financial Proposal: one (1) original in English and (1) copy in Russian in a separate envelope.

The Proposals must be submitted no later than:

Date: 12 December 2016
Time: 15:00 (Dushanbe local time)

The Proposal submission address is: State Committee on Investment and State Property Management of Republic of Tajikistan.
Address: 27, Shotemur Str., Tender Box No.1, Dushanbe, Republic Tajikistan

The opening shall take place at:
State Committee on Investment and State Property Management of Republic of Tajikistan.
Address: 27, Shotemur Str., room #9
Date: on the same date as proposals’ submission
Time: 15:05 (Dushanbe Local Time)

The Executing Agency’s Contact Details:
Habibov Ubaidullo
Head of PIU “Energy Loss Reduction”
OSHC “Barqi Tojik”
734026, Dushanbe, Republic of Tajikistan
E-mail: elrpbt@gmail.com

In addition, one copy of the proposal in English and one copy of the proposal in Russian shall be sent to EBRD’s contact person below:

Bank Contact Person:
Larissa Gosling
Technical Co-operation
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: + 44 20 7338 6338
E-mail: goslingl@ebrd.com

Important Notes:

1. The selection will normally be made from responses to this notification only. The highest-ranked consultant will be invited to negotiate the contract.

2. The evaluation criteria are:

a) Consultants' Experience in similar assignments (25%)
b) Consultants' experience in Tajikistan and Central Asia (15%)
c) Proposed Work Plan and Methodology (20%)
d) Qualification and experience of Key experts proposed (30%)
e) Transfer of knowledge(10%) 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bank Eskhata - Support with SME Leasing Development

 | Published November 11, 2016  -  Deadline December 9, 2016

Executing Agency (Client): Bank Eskhata
The Client Contact Person: Daler Sadikov
Head of International Relations Department
Tel: + 992-3422-6-74-10
E-mail: d.sadikov@eskhata.tj

Project Description: Bank Eskhata (the “Company”), fifth largest (by assets) and a leading MSME focused bank in Tajikistan, is interested in developing financial leasing business. Eskhata Bank has been one of the most active and successful partner financial institutions of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (“EBRD” or the Bank”) in Tajikistan, where EBRD is a shareholder since 2005. In the course of the past 12 years EBRD and Bank Eskhata have successfully cooperated on a number of projects: MSME, agriculture and resource efficiency credit lines (TMSEFF, TAFF, Climadapt), trade finance business under the Trade Finance Programme (TFP) as well as joint SME co-financing facilities. Bank Eskhata has 22 branches and over 262 centres of service and 139 sales points across the country, serving over 61,000 loan and 110,000 deposit clients.

Assignment Description:
The Company now intends to engage a consultant (the “Consultant”) to help develop and introduce financial leasing products to its SME clients and deliver a specialised training programme to loan officers (the “Assignment”).  Upon completion of the Assignment the expected outcome is that Bank Eskhata will have the capacity to design, structure, underwrite and monitor simple financial leasing products.

The selected Consultant is expected to provide the following services:

1. Analysis of the operating environment
(a) Undertake generic and broad assessment of the operating   environment to identify key existing constraints and opportunities for development of leasing products, including different barriers faced by women-led SMEs where such assessment is possible.

2. Development of leasing products and initial marketing
(a) Develop financial leasing product (products), taking into account internal and external constraints and market potential and opportunities identified during the analysis of the operating environment. Where feasible, the Consultant will assist the Company in developing solutions and remedies to identified constraints to facilitate development of leasing for the overall market, and women-led SMEs in particular.
(b) Provide guidance for marketing of leasing products.

3. Development of leasing underwriting procedures and leasing operations manual
(a) Develop simple leasing operation procedures for the Company to adopt.
(b) Develop a leasing operations manual.

4. Design and delivery of training programme
Design and deliver a training programme to loan officers involved in SME leasing:
(a) Specialised training:
- Structuring and underwriting leasing products;
- preliminary screening of applications;
- risk assessment and development of risk mitigating measures (within the risk appetite of Bank Eskhata); and
- Guidance on monitoring of leasing projects.

(b) Train-the-trainer:
- Coaching senior loan officers of Bank Eskhata who will be nominated to take responsibility for future training of loan officers; and
- Design and develop a standardised training module, covering all aforementioned aspects of the leasing operations, which nominated trainers can use for future trainings.}

Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in January 2017 and has an estimated overall duration of 16 months.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 74,000; (exclusive of VAT).
The Consultant must determine whether any VAT would be chargeable on the services and the basis for that determination, without taking into consideration the special status of the Bank as an IFI and state this to the Bank in their response to the Invitation for Expressions of Interest. To the extent that a Consultant incurs input VAT on goods and services purchased in connection with the provision of services (e.g. VAT on airline ticket) which is not otherwise recoverable by the consultant from the local tax authority, the gross cost to the consultant of such expenses shall be treated as a reimbursable expense.

Funding Source: It is expected that the Assignment will be funded by the EBRD Shareholder Special Fund and Bank Eskhata. Please note selection and contracting will be subject to the availability of funding and signing of related project financing agreement between EBRD and Bank Eskhata.

Status of Selection Process: Interested individual consultants are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest.

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile: Individual services are required. The Consultant shall be an expert (individual expert or an expert nominated by a firm), preferably with previous professional experience in the following areas:

  • developing leasing business in banks or non-bank leasing companies, which includes and is not limited to leasing product design, leasing project assessment and underwriting, leasing project monitoring and completion.
  • developing procedures and manuals for leasing operations;
  • providing on-job training to junior staff
  • fluent in spoken and written Russian language, with good command of written English, adequate to produce project activity reports for EBRD.
  • Previous experience in the region and knowledge of the local banking sector and the economy would be considered an advantage


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

(a) Cover letter (max. 2 pages) summarising why the expert believes s/he satisfies the requirements as defined in the above section Consultant Profile;

b) CV (not exceeding 4 pages) detailing qualifications, professional and academic background, full descriptions of responsibilities carried out on similar assignments (not just job title), particularly assignments undertaken in the previous five years. The CV should include information  on contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, main activities, objectives and achievements.

(c)  Completed Consultant Declaration Form and Contact Sheet, the template for which is available via the link below: http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet.doc.

The complete expression of interest (including CVs, Contact Sheet, Declaration Form) are to be submitted in English and Russian by email, preferably as one file (pdf or Word), clearly labelled “Expression of Interest for Bank Eskhata – Support with SME Leasing Development”, shall be submitted to the Executing Agency’s contact person not later than the due date. One additional copy shall be sent by email to the EBRD's contact person by the same due date. 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.

EBRD Contact Person:
James Yoo
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 207 338 6369
Email: YooJ@ebrd.com

Notes:

  1. The selection will normally be made from responses to this notification. Consultants will not be asked to submit a technical or financial proposal as part of this expression of interest. The highest ranked Consultant will be selected from a shortlist and invited to negotiate the contract subject to availability of funding.
  2. Consulting firms (proposing individuals) and individuals may apply. Consulting firms nominating an individual expert shall submit one complete individual application for each expert. Single applications for a number of experts containing various CVs may result in rejection of such application and all concerned experts
  3.  The shortlist criteria and weightings are:  
    a) Expert’s previous professional experience in developing leasing business in banks or non-bank leasing companies (including but not limited to leasing product design, leasing project assessment and underwriting, leasing project monitoring and completion) (35%).
    b) Expert’s previous professional experience developing procedures and manuals for leasing operations (25%)
    c) Expert’s previous coaching and training experience in the relevant field (20%)
    d) Expert’s previous experience and knowledge of the local banking sector (10%)
    e) Russian language skills (10%)

Khujand Wastewater Rehabilitation Project (Phase III)

 | Published November 2, 2016  -  Deadline December 22, 2016

Operation and maintenance equipment and machinery

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 22 August 2016 (procurement ref.: 8381-GPN-44753).

Khujand Water Company (Khujandvodokanal) 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 Khujand Water Supply Improvement Programme (Phase III).

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 Wheel Excavator – backhoe loader

Lot 2 Boom truck crane

Lot 3 Dump Truck (medium load capacity) for loading and unloading

Lot 4 Pipe jetting truck (Sewer flusher)

Lot 5 Mobile Power generator

Lot 6 Maintenance vehicle –mini truck

Lot 7 Tractor with a cart

 

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

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

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

  1. The tenderer is duly authorised to supply the goods in the Purchaser’s country;
  2. The audited balance sheets for the last 3 years shall demonstrate the soundness of the Tenderer’s financial position, showing long-term profitability.
  3. The tenderer has the financial, technical and production capability and capacity necessary to perform the Contract. Average annual turnover over the last 3 years should not be less than the equivalent of the following amounts: 
  • USD 200,000 for Lot 1
  • USD 150,000 for Lot 2
  • USD 60,000 for Lot 3 
  • USD 170,000 for Lot 4
  • USD 25,000 for Lot 5
  • USD 40,000 for Lot 6
  • USD 40,000 for Lot 7

For tenderer willing to offer for more than one lot, relevant annual turn-over shall be added.

  1. 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 cash flow requirements which are
  • USD 120,000 for Lot 1
  • USD 100,000 for Lot 2
  • USD 40,000 for Lot 3
  • USD 110,000 for Lot 4
  • USD 15,000 for Lot 5
  • USD 25,000 for Lot 6
  • USD 25,000 for Lot 7

For tenderer willing to offer for more than one lot, relevant cash-flow shall be added for this contract and its current commitments.

  1. The tenderer has Experience as Supplier, in at least 3 (three) contracts within the last 5 (five) years that have been successfully and substantially completed and that are similar to the proposed Goods each with a value of at least 80%, of relevant cash-flow.
  2. Qualification criteria for joint venture

Joint Venture including Consortium must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. The lead partner meets 100 percent of the criteria for average annual turnover and at least 70 percent of the criteria for available cash flow specified above
  2. The joint venture must satisfy collectively and fully the other qualification criteria

 

The tender documents will be issued upon showing the bank invoice as confirmation of payment done by tenderer for receiving tender package. The tender package is cost USD 250. The payment should be done in TJS with using the exchange rate on the date of payment. The Khujandvodokanal Bank account details for payment are as below:

Beneficiary: State Communal Unitary Enterprise Khujandvodokanal (Tax ID 510001819)
BANK DETAILS FOR PAYMENT IN US DOLLARS:

Beneficiary Bank: State Saving Bank of Tajikistan “AMONATBONK”, Khujand branch
Account No. (USD) 2020 6840 2180 3422 4000 .
SWIFT ASSETJ22

Bank Correspondent: Commerzbank AG Frankfurt/Main
SWIFT: COBADEFF
Corr.Acc. 4008 8655 9400.

BANK DETAILS FOR PAYMENT IN TAJIK SOMONI:

Beneficiary Bank: State Saving Bank of Tajikistan “AMONATBONK”, Khujand branch
Account No. (TJS)  2020 2972 8000 3922 4000
Loro account: 2040 2972 31624
MFO 350101626

 

Upon receiving appropriate evidence of payment of the non-refundable fee, the documents will be promptly dispatched by courier; however, no liability can be accepted for loss or late delivery. If requested the documents can also be dispatched electronically after the presentation by the prospective tenderer of 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.

Tenders must be delivered to the office at the address below on or before 10:00 a.m. local time on 22 December 2016 at which time they will be opened in the presence of those tenderers’ representatives who choose to attend:

 

State Committee on Investment and State Property Management
27 Shotemur Street, 2nd floor
Dushanbe, 734025, Tajikistan
Tel: +992 37 2211573, 992 37 2218384

 

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:


Akilov Ilhom
Khujandvodokanal office,
27 micro district, Khujand city, Tajikistan, 735700
Tel.: +992 92 700 00 95, +992 34 222 47 49

 

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