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LIFELINE ROAD NETWORK IMPROVEMENT PROJ - P126782

Transport Project Implementation Unit State Institution | Published April 21, 2016  -  Deadline May 6, 2016
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Technical Supervision Of The Lrnip Af Year 1 Roads Rehabilitation Works REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTANT SERVICES) Country: Republic of Armenia Project: Loan No.: Additional Financing for the Lifeline Road Network ImprovementProject  (LRNIP AF) 8523-AM Assignment Title: Technical Supervision of theLRNIP AF Year 1 roads rehabilitation works Reference No.: Item #1, Technical Supervision ofLRNIP AF Y1 The Republic of Armenia has applied for an additional loan in amount of US$40 million financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Additional Financing for the Lifeline Road Network ImprovementProject (LRNIP AF) and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consultant services "Technical Supervision of the LRNIP AF Year 1roads rehabilitation works". The services include Technical Supervision of approximately 61,6 km roads rehabilitation civil works. The contract isexpected to start in June/July 2016 and be completed in July 2018 (including one yearDefect Liability Period). The Transport ProjectImplementation Unit StateInstitution of the Ministry of Transport and Communication of Armenia now invites eligible consultants to indicate their interestin providing the services. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform theservices (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills amongstaff,etc.). Consultants may associate to enhance their qualifications (they are encouraged to form jointventures). A consultant will be selected in accordance withthe Quality- and Cost-Based Selection (QCBS) selection procedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines:  Selection andEmployment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers ("Consultant Guidelines" published on January 2011,revised July 2014). Interested consultants may obtain furtherinformation at the address below from 10:00 to 17:00 hours (local time), during the working days. Expressions of interest must be delivered to theaddress below by 06 May, 2016. Transport Project Implementation Unit StateInstitution Attn: Emil Sargsyan, Director Ministry of Transport and Communication 28 Nalbandyan St. Yerevan 0010Armenia. Tel/Fax: (374-60) 540-525 E-mail: esargsyan@transportpiu.am, armenabovyan@transportpiu.am, hordukhanyan@transportpiu.am, satasatryan@transportpiu.am

LIFELINE ROAD NETWORK IMPROVEMENT PROJ - P126782

Transport Project Implementation Unit State Institution | Published April 29, 2016  -  Deadline June 28, 2016
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Procurement Of Supply Of Traffic Counters Invitation for Bids Republic ofArmenia Lifeline Network Improvement Project (LRNIP) Loan No.: 8229-AM Contract Title:Supply of trafficcounters Reference No.ICB-LRNIP-G/2015-TC(Item #3, GOODS, Procurement Plan (August  12,2015), Lifeline Roads Network Improvement Project) 1.         The Republic of Armenia has received financing from the World Banktoward the cost of the Lifeline Roads Network Improvement Project (LRNIP), and intends to apply part of the proceeds towardpayments under the contract for Procurement oftraffic counters. This contract will be jointly financed by World Bank and theGovernment of the Republic of Armenia.Bidding process will be governed by the World Bank's rules and procedures. 2.                 The Transport ProjectImplementation Unit State Institution of the Ministry of Transport and Communication of Armenia now invites sealed bids fromeligible bidders for Supply of traffic counters(thirty complete sets). Bidding Documents require bidders to have the following specificexperience: Financial Capability ü  Minimum average annual turnover of USD 300,000equivalent calculated as total certified payments received forcontracts in progress and/or completed within the last five (5) years (2011-2015),divided by 5 (five)years. Experience and Technical Capacity ü The Bidder must be as minimum five (5) years in the business of manufacturing and /or supplying similar to theproposed goods. ü The Bidder must provide verifiable information on at least 2 similar contracts for supply of similar to the proposedgoods successfully performed by him within past five (5) years. 3.        Bidding will be conducted through the International Competitive Biddingprocedures as specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement of Goods, Works and Non-Consulting Services under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits &Grants by World BankBorrowers, revised as of July, 2014 ("ProcurementGuidelines"), and is open to alleligible bidders as defined in the Procurement Guidelines.In addition, please refer to paragraphs 1.6 and 1.7 setting forththeWorld Bank's policy on conflict of interest. 4.        Interested eligible bidders may obtain further informationfrom The TransportProject Implementation Unit State Institution of the Ministry of Transport and Communication of Armenia esargsyan@transportpiu.am; tjanoyan@transportpiu.am; hordukhanyan@transportpiu.am, satasatryan@transportpiu.am and inspect the bidding documents during office hours 09:00to 17:00 hours at the address given below. In additional the BDs as well asany amendments to and clarification of those  are posted on the www.gnumner.am website. The Purchaser takes no responsibility for  omission or incomplete downloadingof those  by the  prospective bidder. 5.        A complete set of bidding documents in English may be purchased by interestedeligible bidders upon the submission of a written application to the address below and upon payment of a nonrefundable fee of AMD 50, 000 (or USD 105 equivalent). Themethodof payment will bedirect deposit to the following accounts: Beneficiary: Transport Projects ImplementationUnitState Institution of the Ministry of Transport and Communication of the Republic ofArmenia For Armenian dram: Acc. #900000908096 For US dollars: Acc. #900000908104 Central Bank ofArmenia. The document will be sent by airmail for overseasdelivery and by surface mail for delivery to addresses in Armenia. In the case of airmail delivery an additional fee of AMD 120,000 (or USD 250 equivalent) will becharged for shipping and handling. 6.         Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before 11:00 (Yerevan time) 28, June,  2016. 7.         Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected.Bids will be publicly opened in the presence of the bidders' designated representatives and anyone who choose to attend at theaddress below on 11:05 (Yerevan time)  28, June, 2016. 8.         All bidsmust be accompanied by a Bid Security of USD 5,000 (five thousand) or an equivalent amount in a freely convertiblecurrency 9.         The address(es) referred to above is(are): Transport Projects Implementation UnitState Institution ("Transport PIU" SI) of Ministryof Transport and Communication of the Republic ofArmenia Attn: Emil Sargsyan, Director of "Transport PIU"SI Address:28 Nalbandyan Street, Ministry of Transport and Communicationbuilding, room #312a, Yerevan-10, Armenia Tel:   (37410) 54-05-27,58-05-23 Fax: (374 60) 540 525 E-mail: esargsyan@transportpiu.am; tjanoyan@transportpiu.am; hordukhanyan@transportpiu.am, satasatryan@transportpiu.am

LIFELINE ROAD NETWORK IMPROVEMENT PROJ - P126782

Transport Projects Implementation Unit State Institution | Published December 22, 2015  -  Deadline February 10, 2016
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Procurement Of Supply Of Traffic Counters Invitation for Bids Republic ofArmenia Lifeline Network Improvement Project (LRNIP) Loan No.: 8229-AM Contract Title:Supply of trafficcounters Reference No.ICB-LRNIP-G/2015-TC(Item #3, GOODS, Procurement Plan (August  12,2015), Lifeline Roads Network Improvement Project) 1.         The Republic of Armenia has received financing from the World Banktoward the cost of the Lifeline Roads Network Improvement Project (LRNIP), and intends to apply part of the proceeds towardpayments under the contract for Procurement oftraffic counters. This contract will be jointly financed by World Bank and theGovernment of the Republic of Armenia.Bidding process will be governed by the World Bank's rules and procedures. 2.                 The Transport ProjectImplementation Unit State Institution of the Ministry of Transport and Communication of Armenia now invites sealed bids fromeligible bidders for Supply of traffic counters(thirty complete sets). Bidding Documents require bidders to have the following specificexperience: Financial Capability ü  Minimum average annual turnover of USD 300,000equivalent calculated as total certified payments received forcontracts in progress and/or completed within the last five (5) years (2011-2015),divided by 5 (five)years. Experience and Technical Capacity ü The Bidder must be as minimum five (5) years in the business of manufacturing and /or supplying similarto theproposedgoods. ü The Bidder must provide verifiable information on at least 2 similar contracts for supply of similar to the proposedgoods successfully performed by him within past five (5) years. 3.        Bidding will be conducted through the International Competitive Biddingprocedures as specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement of Goods, Works and Non-Consulting Services under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits &Grants by World BankBorrowers, revised as of July, 2014 ("ProcurementGuidelines"), and is open to alleligible bidders as defined in the Procurement Guidelines.In addition, please refer to paragraphs 1.6 and 1.7 setting forththeWorld Bank's policy on conflict of interest. 4.        Interested eligible bidders may obtain further informationfrom The TransportProject Implementation Unit State Institution of the Ministry of Transport and Communication of Armenia esargsyan@transportpiu.am; tjanoyan@transportpiu.am; hordukhanyan@transportpiu.am, satasatryan@transportpiu.am and inspect the bidding documents during office hours 09:00to 17:00 hours at the address given below. In additional the BDs as well asany amendments to and clarification of those  are posted on the www.gnumner.am website. The Purchaser takes no responsibility for  omission or incomplete downloadingof those  by the  prospective bidder. 5.        A complete set of bidding documents in English may be purchased by interestedeligible bidders upon the submission of a written application to the address below and upon payment of a nonrefundable fee of AMD 50, 000 (or USD 105 equivalent). Themethodof payment will bedirect deposit to the following accounts: Beneficiary: Transport Projects ImplementationUnitState Institution of the Ministry of Transport and Communication of the Republic ofArmenia For Armenian dram: Acc. #900000908096 For US dollars: Acc. #900000908104 Central Bank ofArmenia. The document will be sent by airmail for overseasdelivery and by surface mail for delivery to addresses in Armenia. In the case of airmail delivery an additional fee of AMD 120,000 (or USD 250 equivalent) will becharged for shipping and handling. 6.        Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before 11:00 (Yerevan time)                          10, February, 2016. 7.         Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected.Bids will be publicly opened in the presence of the bidders' designated representatives and anyone who choose to attend at theaddress below on 11:05 (Yerevan time)  10, February, 2016. 8.         All bidsmust be accompanied by a Bid Security of USD 5,000 (five thousand) or an equivalent amount in a freely convertiblecurrency 8.         The address(es) referred to above is(are): Transport Projects Implementation UnitState Institution ("Transport PIU" SI) of Ministryof Transport and Communication of the Republic ofArmenia Attn: Emil Sargsyan, Director of "Transport PIU"SI Address:28 Nalbandyan Street, Ministry of Transport and Communicationbuilding, room #312a, Yerevan-10, Armenia Tel:   (37410) 54-05-27,58-05-23 Fax: (374 60) 540 525 E-mail: esargsyan@transportpiu.am; tjanoyan@transportpiu.am; hordukhanyan@transportpiu.am, satasatryan@transportpiu.am

LIFELINE ROAD NETWORK IMPROVEMENT PROJ - P126782

Transport Project Implementation Unit State Institution | Published April 8, 2015  -  Deadline May 5, 2015
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Design Of Lrnip-year 1 (2016) Additional Financing Roads REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES ? FIRMS SELECTION) Republic of Armenia Lifeline NetworkImprovement Project (LRNIP) Assignment Title:Design of LRNIP-Year 1 (2016) Additional FinancingRoads The Republic of Armenia has received a loan in amount US$ 45.0 millionfrom the World Bank toward the cost of the Lifeline Roads Network Improvement Project (LRNIP),and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. Also, the government requested the World Bank toprovide additional financing in amount US$40.0 million to continue the LRNIP. The consulting services ("the Services") willinclude: (i)                 Surveys andpreparation of Designs (adopting international best practice) for rehabilitation of approximately 47 km roads to be rehabilitatedunder additional financing of the LRNIP in 2016 and Environmental Management Plans (referring to the social aspect of theassignment); (ii)               Design authorsupervision. The Services will be implemented under twoseparate contracts, i.e. lump-sum (for Design assignment) and time-based (for Design author supervisionassignment). The Contract is expected to start in end of 2015and completed in February 2016. The Transport Project Implementation Unit StateInstitution of the Ministry of Transport and Communication of Armenia now invites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") toindicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they havethe required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria are:General experience of the Consultant (as a firm)relevant to the Assignment, Specificexperience of the Consultant (as a firm) relevant to the Assignment. The attention of interested Consultants is drawnto paragraph 1.9 of theWorld Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDACredits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers ("Consultant Guidelines" published on January 2011, revised as of July 2014), setting forth the World Bank's policy onconflict of interest. Consultants may associate with other firms in theform of a joint venture or a sub consultancy to enhance their qualifications. A Consultant will be selected in accordance withthe QCBS method set outin the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the addressbelow during office hours 09:00 to 17:00 hours. Expressions of interest must be delivered in awritten form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by 5May, 2015. Transport Project Implementation UnitState Institution Attn: Emil Sargsyan, Director Ministryof Transport and Communication 28 Nalbandyan St. Yerevan 0010 Armenia. Fax: (374-60)540-525 Tel:(374-10) 54-57-48 E-mail: kbadalyan@transportpiu.am; esargsyan@transportpiu.am; tjanoyan@transportpiu.am; hordukhanyan@transportpiu.am

LIFELINE ROAD NETWORK IMPROVEMENT PROJ - P126782

Transport Project Implementation Unit State Institution | Published December 16, 2014  -  Deadline January 14, 2015
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Technical Supervision Of The Lrnip Year 3 And Year 4 Roads Rehabilitation And Black Spots Improvements Civil Works REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES? FIRMS SELECTION) Armenia Lifeline Network Improvement Project (LRNIP) Loan No. 8229-AM Assignment Title: Technical Supervision of the LRNIPYear 3 and Year 4 roads rehabilitation and black spots improvements civil works Reference No. :Item #8, Consulting Services,Procurement Plan (December 12, 2014), Armenia: Lifeline Roads Network Improvement Project The Republic of Armenia has received financing from the World Banktoward the cost of the Lifeline Roads Network Improvement Project (LRNIP), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. The consulting services("the Services") include Technical Supervision for about 118 km of roads rehabilitation works to ensure that civil works arecarried out in full compliance with the engineering design, technical specifications and other contract documents (Contract) inorder to achieve timely completion and high quality of construction. The assignment is expected to start in end of April 2015 andbecompleted in June 2017 (including one year Defect Liability Period). The Transport ProjectImplementation Unit State Institution of the Ministry of Transport and Communication of Armenia now invites eligible consultingfirms ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide informationdemonstrating that they have the required qualifications andrelevant experience to perform the Services.The shortlistingcriteriaare: General experience of the Consultant (as a firm) relevant to the Assignment, Specific experience of theConsultant (as a firm) relevant to the Assignment. The attention of interestedConsultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDACredits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers, January 2011 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy onconflict of interest. Consultants may associatewith other firms in the form of a joint venture or a subconsultancy to enhance their qualifications. A Consultant will be selected inaccordance with the Quality- and Cost-Based Selection (QCBS) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can beobtained at the address below from 09:00 to17:00 hours. Expressions of interest mustbedelivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or bymail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by 14 January, 2015. Transport ProjectImplementation Unit State Institution Attn:Emil Sargsyan, Director Ministry of Transport andCommunication 28 Nalbandyan St. Yerevan 0010 Armenia. Tel/Fax: (374-60) 540-525 E-mail: esargsyan@transportpiu.am; kbadalyan@transportpiu.am; tjanoyan@transportpiu.am;

Armenia–Georgia Border Regional Road (M6 Vanadzor–Bagratashen) Improvement Project

 | Published January 13, 2017  -  Deadline January 24, 2017
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Invitation for Bids 1. The Republic of Armenia (RA) has applied for financing from Asian Development Bank (ADB) towards the cost of Armenia–Georgia Border Regional Road (M6 Vanadzor– Bagratashen) Improvement Project. Part of this financing will be used for payments under the contracts named hereunder. Bidding is open to bidders from eligible member countries of ADB. 2. The Transport Projects Implementation Unit State Institution (“Transport PIU” SI) of the Ministry of Transport, Communication and Information Technologies of RA (“the Employer”) invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the construction and the completion of the road works as listed below (“the Works”). Bidders are allowed to bid on one lot or any combination of lots. General descriptions of the Works and key qualification criteria for bidders are given blow. Details please refer to Section III of the Bidding Document. The construction period of the contract will be 900 days. Contract No. Description of Lot The bidder should have participated in at least one contract that has been successfully or substantially completed within the last 5 (five) years and that is similar to the proposed works. The similarity of the Bidder’s participation shall be based on the physical size, nature of works, complexity, methods, technology or other characteristics. The value of the Bidder’s participation of the above mentioned contracts should exceed: The bidder should have an average annual construction turnover of US$ as mentioned below, calculated as total certified payments received from contracts in progress or completed, within the 3 (three) years. The bidder must demonstrate financial resources to meet its current commitments, plus the requirements as follows: Lot 1: CW- ICB- M6/2016-1 Civil works for rehabilitation/ reconstruction of the existing M6 USD 12,448,000 USD 12,448,000 USD 2,075,000 Date: 13 February 2017 Loan No. and Title: 3449-ARM: Armenia–Georgia Border Regional Road (M6 Vanadzor– Bagratashen) Improvement Project Contract No. and Title: CW-ICB-M6/2016: Civil Works for Rehabilitation/Reconstruction of the Existing M6 Vanadzor–Alaverdi–Georgian Border Interstate Road Deadline for Submission of Bids: 24 February 2017, 14.00 hours (Yerevan time) Contract No. Description of Lot The bidder should have participated in at least one contract that has been successfully or substantially completed within the last 5 (five) years and that is similar to the proposed works. The similarity of the Bidder’s participation shall be based on the physical size, nature of works, complexity, methods, technology or other characteristics. The value of the Bidder’s participation of the above mentioned contracts should exceed: The bidder should have an average annual construction turnover of US$ as mentioned below, calculated as total certified payments received from contracts in progress or completed, within the 3 (three) years. The bidder must demonstrate financial resources to meet its current commitments, plus the requirements as follows: Vanadzor– Alaverdi– Georgian border interstate road section km38+450- km48+140 Lot 2: CW- ICB- M6/2016-2 Civil works for rehabilitation/ reconstruction of the existing M6 Vanadzor– Alaverdi– Georgian border interstate road, section km48+140- km62+300 USD 11,368,000 USD 11,368,000 USD 1,895,000 Lot 3: CW- ICB- M6/2016-3 Civil works for rehabilitation/ reconstruction of the existing M6 Vanadzor– Alaverdi– Georgian border interstate road, section km62+300- km90+191 USD 11,064,000 USD 11,064,000 USD 1,845,000 3. International Competitive Bidding will be conducted in accordance with ADB’s Single Stage – Two Envelope bidding procedure and is open to all bidders from eligible countries as described in the Bidding Document. 4. To obtain further information and inspect the bidding document, bidders should contact: “Transport PIU” SI of Ministry of Transport, Communication and Information Technologies of RA Mr. Gurgen Tadevosyan 3rd floor, room #309, 28 Nalbandyan str., Yerevan, RA Telephone: +374 10 590183 Email: gtadevosyan@transportpiu.am, hordukhanyan@transportpiu.am, satasatryan@transportpiu.am 5. To purchase the bidding document in English, the bidders should • Write to address above requesting the Bidding Document for the appropriate Lot of the package CW-ICB-M6/2016: “Civil works for rehabilitation/reconstruction of the existing M6 Vanadzor–Alaverdi–Georgian border interstate road (“the Works”). • Pay a nonrefundable fee of AMD 100,000 or USD 200 by bank transfer to the Beneficiary’s bank account as follows: Central Bank of Armenia For Armenian dram: Acc. #900000908096 For US dollars: Acc. #900000908104 • If courier service is required, an extra fee of up to AMD6000 will be needed for domestic delivery and up to US$480 for overseas delivery. The Employer will promptly dispatch the documents by courier. No liability will be accepted for loss or late delivery. 6. Deliver your bid to the address above on or before the deadline 24 February 2017, 14.00 hours (Yerevan time), together with a Bid Security as described in the bidding document. 7. Bids will be opened immediately after the deadline for Bid submission in the presence of Bidders’ representatives who choose to attend.

LIFELINE ROAD NETWORK IMPROVEMENT PROJ - P126782

Transport Project Implementation Unit State Institution | Published November 25, 2014  -  Deadline December 10, 2014
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Development Of Concept Of Performance Based Contracting For Roads. REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST CONSULTINGSERVICES SELECTION OF INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT Armenia Lifeline Road Network Improvement Project (LRNIP) Loan No. 8229-AM Assignment Title: Development of Concept of Performance based Contracting forRoads Reference No. : Item #7, Consulting Services, Procurement Plan (October 15,2014) Republic of Armenia: Lifeline Roads Network ImprovementProject The Republic of Armenia has received financing from theWorld Bank toward the cost of the Lifeline Roads Network Improvement Project(LRNIP), and intends to applypart of the proceeds for consulting services "Developmentof Concept of Performance based Contracting for Road". The primary objective of the assignment isto support MoTC in the design of a concept aimed at introducing in the country the implementation of theperformance-based-management-contract approach. It's expected that on the successful completion of and the endorsement oftheproposed concept by GoA this assignment will be followed by a larger one aimed at implementation of a pilot project. The scope,duration, modality and specific location of the pilot intervention(s) will beestablished within thisassignment. The consultingservices ("the Services") include: ·         The Consultant will conduct a legal, institutional and financialreview to identify the constraints to the implementation of performance-base-contract(PBC) in Armenia and to make concreterecommendations to be implemented by Government. ·         Review existing laws and regulations and will identify any legalconstraint to the implementation of PBC in Armenia. ·         Carry out an institutional assessment of MoTC and the local privatesector to evaluate their capacity to design and implement a PBC. ·         Survey the major commercial Banks in Armenia to better understand thefinancial terms most likely to be obtained by local contractors (interest rate and maturity) and the type of guarantees ·         Development of a comprehensive approach to allocation and mitigationof risk: The risk allocation shall be one of the key components of PBC. ·         Organize a workshop with policy makers in order to present thefindings of the first part of the assessment, and to explain inmore detail the concept and benefits of the performance-basedapproach for road contracts. ·         Review of the adequacy of current information and identification ofcollection of any additional condition data deemed necessary for the Conceptual Design and management of the pilotcontract(s) The Consultant will be supported b a local lawyer, who will be hiredby the Consultant. It is expected that the assignment be completed in 5 months after theaward of this contract. Transport ProjectImplementation Unit State Institution of the Ministry of Transport and Communication of Armenia now invites eligible Individualconsultants ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide informationdemonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services.The shortlisting criteriaare: The assignment is intended to be undertakenby a very experienced and high quality engineers familiar with the transport sector and maintenance practices in East Europe andinternationally, and the introduction of the private sector in contracts of the type envisaged. A prospective Consultant should be a SeniorHighway Engineer with a minimum of 15 years experience in the road sector and with maintenance practices internationally. Extensiveexperience in the preparation and supervision of performance-based-contracts and asset management in the sector is required. The attention ofinterested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selectionand Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers January 2011 ("ConsultantGuidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the"Selection of Individual Consultants" method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at theaddress below from 09:00 to 17:00 hours. TheEOI should be submitted in writing and shouldcontain a statement of interest with a detailed Curriculum Vitae outlining experience in similar projects and qualifications. TheCVs should also be responsive to the following criteria: General qualifications (general education, training, and experience) (0-20%) Adequacy for the Assignment (relevant education, training, experience in thesector/similar assignments) (0-70%) Experience in the Region and Language(0-10%) Expressions of interest must be delivered in awritten form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by December 10, 2014. Transport Project Implementation UnitState Institution Attn: Emil Sargsyan, Acting Director Ministry of Transport andCommunication 28 Nalbandyan St. Yerevan 0010 Armenia. Tel/Fax: (374-60) 540-525 E-mail: esargsyan@transportpiu.am; kbadalyan@transportpiu.am; tjanoyan@transportpiu.am;hordukhanyan@transportpiu.am

LIFELINE ROAD NETWORK IMPROVEMENT PROJ - P126782

Transport Project Implementation Unit State Institution | Published November 5, 2014  -  Deadline November 24, 2014
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Development Of Concept Of Performance Based Contracting For Roads. REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST CONSULTING SERVICES SELECTION OFINDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT Armenia Lifeline Road Network Improvement Project (LRNIP) Loan No. 8229-AM Assignment Title: Development of Concept of Performance based Contracting forRoads Reference No. : Item#7, Consulting Services, Procurement Plan (October 15,2014) Republic of Armenia:Lifeline Roads Network ImprovementProject The Republic of Armenia has received financing from theWorld Bank toward the cost of the Lifeline Roads Network Improvement Project(LRNIP), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services "Developmentof Concept of Performance based Contracting for Road". The primary objective of the assignment isto support MoTC in the design of a concept aimed at introducing in the country the implementation of theperformance-based-management-contract approach. It's expected that on the successful completion of and the endorsement oftheproposed concept by GoA this assignment will be followed by a larger one aimed at implementation of a pilot project. The scope,duration, modality and specific location of the pilot intervention(s) will beestablished within thisassignment. The consultingservices ("the Services") include: ·         The Consultant will conduct a legal, institutional and financial reviewto identify the constraints to the implementation of performance-base-contract(PBC) in Armenia and to make concrete recommendationsto be implemented by Government. ·         Review existing laws and regulations and will identifyany legalconstraint to the implementation of PBC in Armenia. ·         Carry out an institutional assessment of MoTC and the local privatesector to evaluate their capacity to design and implement a PBC. ·         Survey the major commercial Banks in Armenia to betterunderstand thefinancial terms most likely to be obtained by local contractors (interest rate and maturity) and the type of guarantees ·         Development of a comprehensive approach to allocation and mitigation ofrisk: The risk allocation shall be one of the key components of PBC. ·         Organize a workshop with policy makers in order to present the findingsof the first part of the assessment, and to explain in more detail the concept and benefits of the performance-based approach forroad contracts. ·         Review of the adequacy of current information and identification ofcollection of any additional condition data deemed necessary for the Conceptual Design and management of the pilotcontract(s) The Consultant will be supported b a local lawyer, who will be hired bythe Consultant. It is expected that the assignment be completed in 5 months after theaward of this contract. Transport ProjectImplementation Unit State Institution of the Ministry of Transport and Communication of Armenia now invites eligible Individualconsultants ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide informationdemonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services.The shortlisting criteriaare: The assignment is intended to be undertakenby a very experienced and high quality engineers familiar with the transport sector and maintenance practices in East Europe andinternationally, and the introduction of the private sector in contracts of the type envisaged. A prospective Consultant should be a SeniorHighway Engineer with a minimum of 15 years experience in the road sector and with maintenance practices internationally. Extensiveexperience in the preparation and supervision of performance-based-contracts and asset management in the sector is required. The attention ofinterested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selectionand Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers January 2011 ("ConsultantGuidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the"Selection of Individual Consultants" method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the addressbelow from 09:00 to 17:00 hours. TheEOI should be submitted in writing and shouldcontain a statement of interest with a detailed Curriculum Vitae outlining experience in similar projects and qualifications. TheCVs should also be responsive to the following criteria: General qualifications (general education, training, and experience) (0-20%) Adequacy for the Assignment (relevant education, training, experience inthe sector/similar assignments) (0-70%) Experience in the Region and Language(0-10%) Expressions of interest must be delivered in awritten form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by November 24, 2014. Transport Project Implementation Unit State Institution Attn: Emil Sargsyan, Acting Director Ministry of Transport andCommunication 28 Nalbandyan St. Yerevan 0010 Armenia. Tel/Fax: (374-60) 540-525 E-mail : esargsyan@transportpiu.am; kbadalyan@transportpiu.am; tjanoyan@transportpiu.am; dhairapetyan@transportpiu.am

Lifeline Road Network Improvement AF - P150505

Transport Project Implementation Unit Ministry of Transport and Communication | Published May 29, 2015
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General Procurement Notice GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE Republic of Armenia Lifeline Roads Network Improvement Project, Additional Financing  (LRNIP-AF) Transport sector GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE Project ID No.P150505 The Republic ofArmenia has applied for financing in the amount of US$ 40 mln. equivalent from the World Bank toward the cost of the Lifeline RoadsNetwork Improvement Project, Additional Financing , and it intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments for goods, works,related services and consulting services to be procured under this project. This project will be jointly financed by the Governmentof Republic of Armenia. The project will include thefollowing components: Component 1: Lifeline Road Improvement:This will scale up the length of roads rehabilitated under the original project toan additional 155 km. This component comprises civil works for the rehabilitation of roads, two rehabilitation and maintenancecontracts, supervision and technical designs, as well as road safety engineering and black spot improvement, including theconstruction costs associated with the Safe Village schemes on all road sections rehabilitated under the AF and the purchase andinstallation of road safety signs. (a)   Sub-component 1.1: Road Rehabilitation Works. This sub-component covers theimprovement of lifeline roads, including civil works associated with Safe Village schemes (works will be procured on a base ofNCB). It will also finance the purchase and installation of road safety signs for the lifeline road network (will beprocured on abase of ICB). (b)  Sub-component 1.2: Rehabilitation and Maintenance Contracts. This sub-component will finance tworehabilitation and maintenance contracts for a total period of three years after the rehabilitation is completed. The road sectionsfor these contracts (works will be procured on a base ofNCB) have been identified, covering around 23 km. (c)    Sub-component 1.3: Supervision and Technical Designs. This sub-component will financedetailed design studies and related supervision activities (services will be procured ona base of QCBS) for Year 2, 3, and 4rehabilitation works under the Project, including the design of Safe Village schemes on project road sections. This sub-componentwill also finance independent technical audits of civil works (services will be procured on a base ofQCBS). Component 2. Project Management and InstitutionalStrengthening: This component would finance project management and implementation, including financial audits (services will be procured on a base ofQBS). In terms of institutional strengthening, it would finance: (i) preparation of a social monitoringand evaluation study (services will be procured on a base of QBS); (ii) preparation of a strategic development planfor the lifeline road network (services will be procured on a base of QCBS); (iii) lifeline road network data collection forthe RAMS (services will beprocured on a base of QCBS); (iv) development of a road safety action plan andthe implementation ofselected activities from the action plan (services will be procured on a base of QVBS); (v) technical assistance withregard to disaster risk preparedness for the road sector (services will be procured on a base of QCBS); (vi)purchase of road laboratory equipment network (will be procured on a base of ICB). Procurement ofcontracts financed by the World Bank will be conducted through the procedures as specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDACredits (current edition), and is open to all eligible bidders as defined in the guidelines. Consulting services will be selected in accordance with the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World BankBorrowers (current edition). Specificprocurement notices forcontracts to be bid under the World Bank's international competitive bidding (ICB) procedures and forcontracts for consultancy services will be announced, as they become available, in UN Development Business and dgMarket  and localnewspapers. Transport Project Implementation Unit Ministry of Transport and Communication Leading specialist of Procurement and Contract Administration Department Hasmik Ordukhanyan 28 Nalbandyan St. Yerevan 0010 Armenia. Tel: (374-10) 580-523, Fax: (374-60) 540-525. E-mail:hordukhanyan@transportpiu.am

Armenia: Gyumri Urban Roads and Street Lighting Project – Parking Strategy and Action Plan

 | Published December 14, 2016  -  Deadline January 13, 2017
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Executing Agency (Client): Gyumri Municipality

The Client Contact Person:
Ararat Balabekyan, Advisor to the Mayor of the City of Gyumri
Project Implementation Team Leader
Gyumri Municipality
Vardananc Square 1, Gyumri 3104
Armenia
Email: araratbalabekyan@yahoo.com
Phone: +374 312 2 22 04
Fax: +374 312 3 26 06

EBRD Contact Person:
James Yoo
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: +44 20 7338 6369
Email: YooJ@ebrd.com

Project Description:
The Municipality of Gyumri (the Client) has requested the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the EBRD or the Bank) to provide technical assistance for the rehabilitation of primary and secondary streets, as well as the modernisation of public lighting in the City (the Project).


Assignment Description:
The Client is responsible for overall parking policy, regulation of parking spaces, tariffs for on-street parking, management of on-street parking and municipal car parks, revenue collection and enforcement.  The Transport and Housing and Environmental Protection Departments of Gyumri Municipality are responsible for enforcing the Traffic Act.

As a result of growing car ownership, the demand for parking in the city centre is rapidly increasing and demand far exceeds the available parking places.  This results in parking on sidewalks on a large scale, which adversely affects safety and the inner city environment. Furthermore, the shortage of parking spaces could inhibit the economic development of the city centre in the long term.

The City is interested to investigate options for improved management of parking provision within the town to ensure an effective use of urban roads and use of parking tariffs as a proxy user charge for road use. Additionally, it is interested in exploring possibilities for private sector participation in managing on-street parking in the city centre, including operating contracts and concessions.

In order to develop the parking sector, sound data on current and future parking demands must be available, a sustainable long-term Parking Strategy adopted by the City Council, and enforcement of parking regulations secured.

The Client wishes to engage a consultant (the “Consultant”) to analyse the present situation in the City, develop a long-term, coherent Parking Strategy to be approved by the City Council and elaborate an Action Plan setting out short- and long-term steps to improve parking provision in line with sustainable transport objectives (the “Assignment”).

The following are the main objectives of the Assignment:

  • analyse the current parking supply and demand in Gyumri city centre, and the current organisation and effectiveness of parking management and enforcement;
  • recommend a Parking Strategy, including future levels of on- and off-street parking supply and related tariffs; and
  • elaborate an Action Plan, including recommendations to increase parking supply, improve utilisation of existing spaces, and the associated organisational and financing structures. The Action Plan shall include a pilot parking scheme as an initial phase of the proposed scheme.

The extent of the study zone to be covered shall be agreed at the outset of the study but shall include as a minimum the current areas of paid parking managed by the City Council.

Additional information on the scope of services required is available from the full terms of reference: http://www.ebrd.com/documents/technical-cooporation/tor-gyumri-parking-strategy-.pdf

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

Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in Q1 2017 and has an estimated overall duration of 6 months.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 160,000 (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.

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile: The Consultant shall be a firm or group of firms preferably with previous project experience related to urban parking projects, including developing parking strategies, parking action plans (including pilot) and the associated organisational and financing structures.

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

Key Expert 1: Team Leader/Parking Expert with preferably eight years’ experience of carrying out parking surveys and parking strategies, with preferably four years’ experience in former Soviet Union countries. The Team Leader would preferably have a Bachelor’s degree.

Key Expert 2: Transport Expert with preferably five years’ experience of carrying out parking surveys and parking strategies. The Transport Expert would preferably have a Bachelor’s degree.

Key Expert 3: Legal Expert with preferably five years’ previous project experience of parking legislation and regulation.

Key Expert 4: Finance Expert with preferably five years’ previous project experience of capital and operating cost estimations and financial evaluation of similar projects, with preferably two years’ experience in former Soviet Union countries.

Key Expert 5: Economic Expert with preferably five years’ experience of economic evaluation in similar projects.

Key Expert 6: Environmental Expert with preferably five years’ experience of carrying out environmental analyses in accordance with the environmental policy, guidelines and requirements of the EU and major IFIs, preferably including experience on gender and road safety issues.

Non-key experts are expected to include local experts.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One original and 2 copies of the expression of interest, in English and Armenian, should be submitted to the Client in an envelope marked “EXPESSION OF INTEREST for Gyumri Urban Roads and Street Lighting Project – Parking Strategy and Action Plan”, to reach the Client not later than the closing date. The EOI should also be submitted electronically (PDF) to the Client and EBRD 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 financial proposal as part of the expression of interest. The highest-ranked Consultant will be selected from a shortlist and be invited to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding.

2. The shortlist criteria and weightings are as follows:
(a) Firm’s previous project experience in parking projects, including parking strategy, parking action plans (including pilot) and the associated organisational and financing structures - 35%
(b) Firm’s experience in the region (Caucasus, former Soviet Union) - 20%
(c) CVs of Key Experts 1-6 - 45%
 

Northern Corridor Modernisation

 | Published July 27, 2016  -  Deadline September 20, 2016
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Project Name - Northern Corridor Modernisation Project: Bagratashen border crossing between Armenia and Georgia Country : Armenia
Business Sector - Transport
Project ID - 43826
Tender Exercise No. - 3954586
Tender Exercise Title - Design and Construction of Bagratashen Bridge
Client Name - Two clients: Republic of Armenia and Georgia Type of Notice - Invitation for Tenders - Two Stage
Nature of Procurement - Works
General Procurement Notice Published - 16/03/2016 15:50 Publication Date - 27/07/2016 06:27
Issue Date - 27/07/2016 09:00
Closing Date - 20/09/2016 09:00

The above named client, intends to use part of the proceeds of a loan from/grant administered by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the Bank) and set out above and from Client's own funds towards the cost of the above named project. Contracts will be subject to the Bank's Procurement Policies and Rules.

Funding Details:

The financing of the contract will be distributed between loans for both Employers.

The Employers will finance taxes and duties, including VAT.

Contracts to be financed with the proceeds of a loan from/ grant administered by the Bank and will be open to firms from any country.

The proceeds of the loan from/ grant administered by the Bank will not be used for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, of for any import of goods, if such payment or import is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations or under a law of official regulation of the Client's country.

         

The client now invites tenders for the above mentioned contract(s).

Package CW-SBB_01, Design and Construction of Bagratashen Bridge The Ministry of Transport and Communication of the Republic of Armenia (North-South Road Corridor Investment Program Implementation Organization SNCO) and Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia (Roads Department of Georgia) (the Employer or Employers) intends applying the proceeds of loans from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the Bank) towards the cost of implementation of design and construction of new bridge over river Debed at the Sadakhlo-Bagratashen border crossing point.

The works to be carried out include the Design and Construction of the new bridge over river Debed, including all design and site investigation works, construction of the new bridge containing two separate decks that shall span over the existing border crossing infrastructure on the Armenian side of the river Debed, the channel of the river Debed and the railway line on the Georgian side of the river Debed.

The contract is expected to start on 28/12/2016 and last about 42 months including 18 months for Design and Construction and 24 months for the DNP.

A two stage tender procedure will be adopted and will proceed as follows:

                (a)          the First Stage tender will consist of a technical proposal only, without any reference to prices, and a list of any deviations to the technical and commercial conditions set forth in the tender documents or any alternative technical solutions a tenderer wishes to offer, and a justification therefor, provided always that such deviations or alternative solutions do not change the basic objectives of the project.  Following evaluation by the client of the First Stage tenders, the client will invite each tenderer who meets the qualification criteria and who has submitted a technically responsive tender to a clarification meeting.  The proposals of all such tenderers will be reviewed at the meeting and all required amendments, additions, deletions and other adjustments will be noted and recorded in a Memorandum.  Only qualified tenderers submitting a technically responsive and acceptable First Stage tender will be invited to submit a Second Stage tender.

  

                (b)          the Second Stage tender will consist of an updated technical tender incorporating all changes required by the Employer as recorded in the Memorandum to the clarification meeting or as necessary to reflect any amendments to the tender documents issued subsequent to submission of the First Stage tender; and the commercial tender.

               

First Stage tenders must be submitted by the time and date above mentioned.

               

This tender will be conducted by e-procurement using the EBRD Client E-Procurement Portal (ECEPP). Interested firms should register on ECEPP at this link:

https://ecepp.ebrd.com/respond/G48PQZB992

and express an interest in the tender.The tender documents are available for registered firms to view free of charge on ECEPP. Full conditions for participation are included in the tender documents (tender data section).

            

Prospective tenderers who have registered in ECEPP and expressed an interest in the tender may access the tender documents free of charge and may request clarification and further information from the client through ECEPP.

 

 Other Information: It is important to take into account that the design by the contractor will be based on the Armenian and Georgian technical standards and norms and the contractor must be able to understand those. For any arguable issue must be used the standards with higher requirements. If a firm considers it does not possess all the required expertise, it may consider forming a joint venture partnership with other firms. In such cases the tender should include a Joint Venture Agreement or an Intent to enter into such agreement and the last should provide the aforementioned details for each partner, an indication which firm is the lead partner, distribution of shares among the partners and it should also state explicitly that all partners of the Joint Venture are jointly and severally liable to the Employers under the Contract. The construction of the bridge will be carried out within the framework of the contract - a Contractor and two Employers. 

Client Address:

Erna Amirkhanyan - Procurement and Contract Management Specialist (Armenia), e-mail: erna.amirkhanyan@northsouth.am; Luka Mosashvili - Deputy Head of Foreign Project Division (Georgia), e-mail: luka.mosashvili@georoad.ge The Ministry of Transport and Communication of the Republic of Armenia (North-South Road Corridor Investment Program Implementation Organization SNCO) and Ministry of regional development and infrastructure of Georgia (Roads Department of Georgia) Roads Department of Georgia, 12 Al. Kazbegi ave., 0160, Tbilisi, Georgia, North-South Road Corridor Investment Program Implementation Organization SNCO, 58, Pushkin str., Yerevan, 002, Armenia Tel. Tel. +374 (60) 506 870; +995 (322) 370 508, Email: erna.amirkhanyan@northsouth.am

 

Northern Corridor Modernisation Project

 | Published March 18, 2016  -  Deadline April 15, 2016
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Tender Exercise No. - 3954871
Tender Exercise Title - Supervision Engineer for Design and Construction of new Bagratashen Bridge Client Name - Two clients: Republic of Armenia and Georgia
Type of Notice - Invitation for Expressions of Interest Nature of Procurement - Consultancy
General Procurement Notice Published on 16/03/2016

The above named client, intends to use part of the proceeds of a loan from/grant administered by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the Bank) and set out above and from Client's own funds towards the cost of the above named project. Contracts will be subject to the Bank's Procurement Policies and Rules.

Funding Details:

A loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the Bank), from Client's own funds towards the cost of the above named project The financing of the consultancy contract will be distributed between loans for both Clients.

The Clients will finance taxes and duties, including VAT.

The proceeds of the loan from/ grant administered by the Bank will not be used for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, of for any import of goods, if such payment or import is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations or under a law of official regulation of the Client's country.

Contracts to be financed with the proceeds of a loan from/ grant administered by the Bank and will be open to firms from any country.

              

The main objective of the assignment shall be:

 

 The Ministry of Transport and Communication of the Republic of Armenia (North-South Road Corridor Investment Program Implementation Organization SNCO) and Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia (Roads Department of Georgia), hereinafter referred to as the Client and/or Clients intends using part of the proceeds of the loans from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the Bank) towards the cost of the consultancy contact for Supervision Engineer for Design and Construction of a new Bridge at the Sadakhlo-Bagratashen Border Crossing Point.

The consultancy contract includes amongst other carrying out duties of the Engineer as described and in accordance with the contract for civil works which will be based upon the FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Plant and Design-Build (Yellow book, 1st edition, 1999). The works to be carried out under the contract include the Design and Construction of the new bridge over river Debed, including all design and site investigation works, construction of the new bridge containing two separate decks that shall span over the existing border crossing infrastructure on the Armenian side of the river Debed, the channel of the river Debed and the railway line on the Georgian side of the river Debed.

Since the construction of the bridge will be carried out within the framework of the tripartite contract - a Contractor and two Clients, then contract for the Engineer services will also be tripartite. The key feature of these services will be to provide a proactive supervision of design and construction works in accordance with the legal frameworks of both, Armenia and Georgia.

The assignment is expected to start in 18/03/2016 and last about It is incorrect, please see next sentence. The assignment is expected to start in the 4th quarter of 2016. The total time period - 44 months, incl. 18 months for Construction, 24 months for the DLP and 2 months for issuance of performance certificate..

This consultant selection will be conducted by e-procurement using the EBRD Client E-Procurement Portal (ECEPP). Interested firms should register on ECEPP at this link:

https://ecepp.ebrd.com/respond/PSA55S8652

 

and express an interest in this assignment.

In order to determine the capability and experience of consulting firms seeking to be shortlisted, the information submitted shall include the following:

Company profile, organisation and staffing;

Details of experience or similar assignments undertaken in the previous not more than 5 years, including their locations;

CVs of staff who could be available to work on the assignment.

The above information should not exceed 25 pages.

Following this Invitation for Expression of Interest, a shortlist of qualified firms will be created by the Client to be invited to submit proposals for the assignment.

 

Other Information: The Expression of interest, in English, shall be submitted via ECEPP system not later than closing date and time.

The expression of interest shall not exceed 25 pages, excluding CVs.

Consultant Profile: The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms with proven experience in the administrative management, design and supervision of similar construction works with comparable climatic and geological conditions.

Details of experience or similar assignments undertaken in the previous five year shall include for each project, as a minimum, the following:

- project title, location, objectives and brief narrative description of the project;

- contractual role of the firm;

- the presence of any affiliate or parent companies and their respective roles;

- start and completion dates;

- contract value;

- name of the client and funding source;

- functions and tasks carried out, including applicable national and/or international codes and standards, and certification; and If consulting firm 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 Employer reserves the right not to shortlist consulting firms that have been found to have engaged in corrupt, fraudulent or other prohibited practices regardless of the results of technical evaluation of the expressions of interest.

It is important to take into account that the design by the contractor will be based on the Armenian and Georgian technical standards and norms and the consultant must be able to understand those. If a firm considers it does not possess all the required expertise for the assignment, it may consider forming a joint venture partnership with other firms. In such cases the Expression of Interest should provide the aforementioned details for each partner and an indication which firm is the lead partner.

It is expected that the Consultant's team will include at least the following specialists with a technical, engineering and construction skills and with corresponding of general experience and specific experience for the position for which they are proposed:

Key Experts

Team Leader / Senior Bridge Engineer (15 years of general and 10 years of specific experience).

Chief Design Engineer (15 years of general and 10 years of specific experience).

Bridge Engineer / Deputy Team Leader (10 years of general and 8 years of specific experience).

Quality Control Specialist (15 years of general and 10 years of specific experience).

Geotechnical Engineer (15 years of general and 10 years of specific experience).

Non Key Experts

Quantity Surveyor (8 years of general and 5 years of specific experience).

Road Safety Specialist (8 years of general and 5 years of specific experience) Contract Specialist (8 years of general and 3 years of specific experience) Social Specialist (7 years of general and 3 years of specific experience) Environmental Specialist (10 years of general and 5 years of specific experience) The Expressions of Interest will be evaluated on the following Criteria (Sub-criteria) with corresponding weights (%):

Company Profile - 10%, including (core business and years of experience – 5%; technical and administrative capacity - 5%); Experience 90%, including (experience of consultant specific to the assignment - 60%; experience of consultant specific to the region -30%).

Client Address:

Erna Amirkhanyan - Procurement and Contract Management Specialist (Armenia), e-mail: erna.amirkhanyan@northsouth.am;  Luka Mosashvili - Deputy Head of Foreign Project Division (Georgia), e-mail: luka.mosashvili@georoad.ge The Ministry of Transport and Communication of the Republic of Armenia (North-South Road Corridor Investment Program Implementation Organization SNCO) and Ministry of regional development and infrastructure of Georgia (Roads Department of Georgia) North-South Road Corridor Investment Program Implementation Organization SNCO, 58, Pushkin str., 0002, Yerevan, Armenia, Roads Department of Georgia, 12 Al. Kazbegi ave., 0160, Tbilisi, Georgia, Yerevan, Tbilisi, 0002, 0160, Armenia Tel. +374 (60) 506 870; +995 (322) 370 508, Email: erna.amirkhanyan@northsouth.am

Yerevan Street Lighting – Project Procurement and Implementation

 | Published June 3, 2015  -  Deadline June 23, 2015
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Executing Agency (Client): Yerkaghluys CJSC (Yerevan Street Lighting Municipal Company) Project Description: The City of Yerevan (the “City”) has a population of 1.1m which equals 1/3 of the total population of the country. The City annually consumes almost 35 million kWh of electricity for its street lighting system using about 43,000 street lights equipped mainly with High Pressure Sodium (“HPS”) lamps. This is equivalent to nearly USD 3 million in 2014, driven by increases in the electricity tariff of over 30 per cent in the last two years coupled with the need to have greater lighting coverage in the city. The City’s street lighting network of 1420 kilometres is maintained by the Yerkaghluys CJSC (Yerevan Street Lighting Municipal Company) (the “Company” or the “Client”). In the last three years the lighting network was extended to cover new areas in the City. The existing network however has not been modernised in the past couple of decades due to lack of funding for modern, energy efficient technologies. The network consists mainly of old, inefficient and environmentally polluting mercury-based luminaries. The heavy-metal based content of the current lighting system contributes to energy waste and considerable environmental hazard at disposal into land-fills. Due to the antiquated condition, and the high-percentage of non-functional lights, a large part of the streets, including some primary roads in the city centre, are not sufficiently illuminated, which results in increased road safety risks. The City has therefore requested the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (“EBRD” or the “Bank”) to assist in the preparation of a pilot project of modernising the street lighting network of 28 streets and use the Best Available Technology in the form of Light Emitting Diode (“LED”) technology for improved infrastructure and monitoring system. The Bank is providing a loan of up to USD 4 million to the Government of Armenia, to be on-lent to the Company to assist in modernisation of the street lighting system of the pilot project in the City of Yerevan. The Bank’s financing will be used for lighting control centre modernisation, upgrade of cabling and poles and replacement of luminaries on 28 streets in Yerevan identified for the pilot project. Assignment Description The Client intends to engage a consultancy company (the “Consultant”) in order to provide essential procurement training and to ensure the tender documents and procurement process are in line with the Bank’s Procurement Policies and Rules (“PP&R”). The format of the final tender documents will be based on EBRD’s standard tender documents. The Consultant will assist the Client and the City by providing procurement support and ensuring that the applied procurement procedures are in line with the EBRD’s PP&R, in particular facilitating the timely and effective procurement of the Project components by rendering assistance to the City and the Company in the prequalification of applicants, preparation of tender documents, evaluation of tenders and the contract award. The Consultant will provide assistance in procurement of the goods, works and services in accordance with the best international practice, agreed procurement strategy with the Bank and procedures, specifications and documentation of the Bank and pursuant to all other agreements stipulated in the Loan Agreement signed between the Republic of Armenia and EBRD. In order to meet the above objectives, the Consultant shall, inter alia: advise the City and the Company on procurement strategy; prepare tender documents including designs and technical specifications, clarifications/explanations and other relevant information to facilitate preparation of the tender documents; prepare clarifications and amendments to the tender documents, as may be necessary; assist the City and the Company during tenders opening session and draft the tender opening minutes; assist the City and the Company with the evaluation of tenders and prepare evaluation report; assist the City and the Company with drafting the contract with the winning tenderer, notification of contract award and notice to unsuccessful tenderers; support the City and the Company in resolving complaints, if any. 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 Q4 2015 and has an estimated overall duration of 24 months. Maximum Cost Estimate available for the Assignment: EUR 350,000.00 (exclusive of VAT). The Consultant must determine whether any indirect taxes/VAT are chargeable on the proposed services and state the basis for such. If any indirect taxes/VAT are payable, the Client will have to pay indirect taxes/VAT element to the services directly to the Consultant unless otherwise agreed. Funding Source: Taiwan Business - EBRD Technical Cooperation Fund Eligibility: Eligibility is restricted to firms registered in Taiwan and the experts proposed must be of Taiwanese nationality. However, up to 30% of the maximum cost estimate available for the assignment may be used to finance the services of international and/or local experts of other nationality. Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms with extensive experience in project management, procurement, and administration of similar assignments under IFI procurement rules, preferably in street lighting sector. In particular, the Consultant should preferably have 5 years' experience of the activities similar to the assignment including without limitation: have a good knowledge of procedures and rules of procurement of international financial institutions, such as the EBRD, World Bank or ADB, knowledge of FIDIC and World Bank/EBRD Supply and Installation documentation and contractual arrangements; 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 design and project management experience gained in the Republic of Armenia or countries with similar conditions; have construction and supervision and supply supervision experience gained in the Republic of Armenia or countries with similar conditions; have a good knowledge of requirements of Armenian legislation concerning construction, financial and accounting issues; The Consultant’s team should include at least the following experts: Key Expert 1: Project Manager: university degree, international expert, preferably 15 years of relevant experience in the street lighting sector and in implementing the key areas of the assignment with strong communication and project management skills; Key Expert(s) 2: LED urban transport lighting and system management expert(s): university degree, preferably 10 years of relevant project management experience and expertise in urban transport lighting; Key Expert 3: Environmental, Health and Safety expert: university degree, preferably 10 years of experience in environmental, social and health and safety performance; Key Expert 4: IFI Procurement and Contract Specialist; university degree, preferably 10 years of experience in IFI procurement and contracting Key Expert(s) 5: Local Engineer(s) with practical experience in design and supervision of construction work: university degree, preferably 10 years of relevant experience, fluent in Armenian; Key Expert 6: Engineer for local certification support (local); university degree, preferably 5 years of relevant experience, Armenian and English language skills Key Experts 7: Local experts: preferably 5 years of relevant experience, fluent in Armenian. All experts should be fluent in English. It is essential that all local experts of the Consultant’s team are able to work in Russian. Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants seeking 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: http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet.doc Failure to provide the duly completed and signed Consultant Declaration may result in the applicant being disqualified from the selection process. The expression of interest shall not exceed 20 pages (excluding CVs and contact sheet). One original and 2 copies of the expression of interest, each original/copy in English, shall be submitted to the Client in an envelope marked “EXPRESSION OF INTEREST for “Armenia: Yerevan Street Lighting – Project Procurement and Implementation Support”, to reach Client not later than the due date above. The expression of interest should also be submitted electronically to the Client’s e-mail addresses indicated above by the same due date. The expression of interest should be submitted electronically to the EBRD’s contact person by the same due date. The Client Contact Person: Tigran Igityan Chief of Division Financial Department of Yerevan Municipality Yerevan Municipality Address: str. 1 Argishti, Yerevan 0015, Armenia Email: tigran.igityan@yahoo.com; tigran.igityan@yerevan.am Phone:+37410514-202; +37498201434 The EBRD Contact Person: Marina Matushina Advisor Technical Cooperation 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 Important Notes: 1. Following this invitation for expressions of interest, a shortlist of qualified firms will be formally invited to submit proposals. Consultant selection and contracting will be subject to availability of funding. 2. Shortlisting criteria and respective weightings are: Firm’s experience in project management, procurement and administration of similar assignments under IFI procurement rules, preferably in street lighting sector - 35% Firm’s experience in the Republic of Armenia or countries with similar conditions - 15% Experience of key experts as described above - 50%.

Gyumri Urban Roads

 | Published November 27, 2017  -  Deadline January 11, 2018
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CW-ICB-2018/01 – Road and street lighting rehabilitation works on Komitas Street

 

This Invitation for Tenders follows the General Procurement Notice (No 8783-GPN-46540) for this project which was published on the EBRD website, Procurement Notices (www.ebrd.com) on 01 August 2017.

 

Municipality of Gyumri, 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 Gyumri Urban Project.

 

The Employer now invites sealed tenders from contractors for the following contract to be funded from part of the proceeds of the loan: CW-ICB-2018/01 “Road and street lighting rehabilitation works on Komitas Street”.

 

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 following minimum criteria:

 

  • The Tenderer shall have an average annual turnover as prime contractor (defined as billing for works in progress and completed) over the last 5 (five) years of not less than 800 000 (eight hundred thousand) EUR equivalent.
  • The Tenderer shall demonstrate that it has access to, or has available, liquid assets, unencumbered real assets, lines of credit, and other financial means sufficient to meet the construction cash flow for the contract for a period of 4 (four) months, estimated as not less than 180 000 (one hundred and eighty thousand) EUR equivalent, taking into account the applicant's commitments for other contracts.
  • The Tenderer shall demonstrate that it has successful experience as prime contractor in the execution of at least one project of a nature and complexity comparable to the proposed contract within the last 5 (five) years; in addition, the following specific experience (Works / Minimum requirements):

 

  • Asphalt concrete pavement works – 9000 m2 in one year
  • Street Lighting or Electrical Works – 700 l.m. in one year

 

  • Tenderers shall have licenses for: a) license for construction works in transport sector and b) license for construction works in energy sector works, issued in accordance with the Armenian legislation. Absence of the required licences at the time of tender submission shall not constitute grounds for rejection, however, tenderers must demonstrate they will be able to obtain necessary licences prior to contract award.

 

Tender documents may be obtained from the office at the address below upon payment of a non-refundable fee of 50,000 AMD or equivalent in a convertible currency at the exchange rate of the Central Bank of Armenia on the date of payment. 

 

 

ACCOUNT NAME: GYUMRI MUNICIPALITY

IBAN/ ACCOUNT NUMBER: 900215301616

CURRENCY: AMD, EURO, USD

BIC/SWIFT CODE: CBRAAM22

BANK NAME: CENTRAL BANK OF REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

CORRESPONDENT BANK: COMMERRZBANK AG, SWIFT BIC: COBADEFF

 

Upon receipt of appropriate evidence of payment of the non-refundable fee, the documents will promptly be dispatched by courier; however, no liability can be accepted for their 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 12,000 (twelve thousand) EUR or its equivalent in AMD at the exchange rate of the Central Bank of Armenia on the date of security issue.

 

Tenders must be delivered to the office at the address below on or before 11 January 2018, 11:00 Yerevan 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 inspect and acquire the tender documents at, the following office:

Municipality of Gyumri

1 Vardanants sq. , Gyumri 3104, Republic of Armenia

Contact person: Ararat Balabekyan, Head of Project Implementation Unit (Chief Adviser to the Mayor of City of Gyumri)

Tel: + 37431222204

E-mail: araratbalabekyan@yahoo.com

Armenia: Yerevan Street Lighting – Corporate Development Programme

 | Published November 5, 2015  -  Deadline November 25, 2015
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Executing Agency (Client): Yerkaghluys CJSC (Yerevan Street Lighting Municipal Company)

The Client Contact Person:

Tigran Igityan, Chief of Division, Financial Department of Yerevan Municipality

Yerevan Municipality Address: 1 Argishti, Yerevan 0015, Armenia

Email: tigran.igityan@yahoo.com; tigran.igityan@yerevan.am

Phone:+37410514-202; +37498201434 

The EBRD Contact Person:

Marina Matushina

Advisor, Technical Cooperation

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 City of Yerevan (the "City") has a population of 1.1m which equals 1/3 of the total population of Armenia. The City annually consumes almost 35 million kWh of electricity for its street lighting system using about 43,000 street lights equipped mainly with High Pressure Sodium ("HPS") lamps. This is equivalent to nearly USD 3 million in 2014, driven by increases in the electricity tariff of over 30 per cent in the last two years coupled with the need to have greater lighting coverage in Yerevan.

 

The City’s street lighting network of 1420 kilometres is maintained by the Yerevan Street Lighting Municipal Company (the "Company" or the "Client"). In the last three years the lighting network was extended to cover new areas in the City. The existing network however has not been modernised in the past couple of decades due to lack of funding for modern, energy efficient technologies. The network consists mainly of old, inefficient and environmentally polluting mercury-based luminaries. The heavy-metal based content of the current lighting system contributes to energy waste and considerable environmental hazard at disposal into land-fills. Due to the antiquated condition, and the high-percentage of non-functional lights, a large part of the streets, including some primary roads in the city centre, are not sufficiently illuminated, which results in increased road safety risks.

The City has therefore requested the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development ("EBRD" or the "Bank") to assist with the preparation of a pilot project of modernising the street lighting network of 28 streets and use the Best Available Technology in the form of Light Emitting Diode ("LED") technology for improved infrastructure and monitoring system.

 

The Bank is considering providing a loan of up to USD 4 million to the Government of Armenia to be on-lent to the City for the benefit of the Company. The financing will be used to upgrade the street lighting infrastructure and a number of luminaries with modern energy efficient technologies, and replace the existing out-dated control room.

 

The new system will provide energy efficient lighting coverage for the city, improved road and personal safety for general public, with particular attention to gender and other demographic needs and priorities of the citizens.

 

Assignment description: The Client are now looking to engage an consultant (the "Consultant") to develop and implement a Corporate Development Programme ("CDP") of the Client.

 

The Consultant shall assist the Company to improve its commercial standing, service and environmental and social performance by helping to identify and implement the necessary corporate, financial and operational improvements. These will be achieved via the following major institutional development actions:

 

Development and introduction of a Public Service Contract ("PSC") between the City and the Company.

Development and implementation of a Financial and Operational Performance Improvement Programme ("FOPIP").

Development and adoption of a three-year Corporate Business Plan that will be renewed annually.

Review and provide recommendations on the Company’s organisational set up, staffing plan and functional description.

Transformation of the Company’s financial reporting system in IFRS.

 

The full Terms of Reference for this assignment can be viewed at: http://www.ebrd.com/documents/technical-cooporation/yerevan-street-lighting-cdp-tor.doc  

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

 

Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in Q1 2016 and has an estimated overall duration of 36 months.

 

Maximum Budget available for the Assignment: EUR 250,000.00 (exclusive of VAT).

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

 

Funding Source: It is anticipated that the assignment will be funded from the Early Transition Countries 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 minimum 5 years project experience in similar assignments (including corporate, financial and operational development programmes) and in the former Soviet Union Countries, preferably in the street lighting sector, including:

 

experience in (i) developing PSCs; (ii) preparing and implementing FOPIPs; (iii) project management; (iv) developing corporate business plans; and (v) IFRS reporting;

corporate development experience gained in countries with conditions similar to the Republic of Armenia;

 

The Consultant’s expert team should include the following key experts (the "Key Experts"):

 

Key Expert 1 Team Leader: university degree, international expert, minimum 7 years of relevant experience in the street lighting sector and in implementing the key areas of the assignment with strong communication and project management skills;

Key Expert 2 Institutional and Regulatory Expert: university degree, minimum 5 years of relevant project management experience and expertise in urban transport lighting and developing PSCs;

Key Expert 3 Financial Expert: university degree, minimum 5 years of experience in finance, preparing and implementing FOPIPs and IFRS reporting;

Key Expert 4 Economist: university degree, minimum 5 years of experience in transport economics and developing corporate business plans;

Key Experts 5 Environmental and Social/Labour Experts: university degree, minimum 5 year of experience in gender and municipal environmental infrastructure;

Key Expert 6 Legal Expert: university degree, minimum 5 years of relevant experience and good knowledge of the requirements of Armenian legislation concerning financial and accounting issues, fluent in Armenian;

Key Experts 7 Local experts: minimum 5 years of relevant experience, fluent in Armenian.

 

Key Experts 1-6 inclusive should be fluent in English. Key Experts 7 should have working knowledge of English.

 

Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants seeking 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 and signed Consultant Declaration, 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 the signed Consultant Declaration may result in the applicant excluded from the selection process for this assignment.

 

The expression of interest shall not exceed 20 pages (excluding CVs and contact sheet).

 

One original and 2 copies of the expression of interest, in English and Armenian, should l be submitted to the Client in an envelope marked "EXPRESSION OF INTEREST for Yerevan Street Lighting –Corporate Development Programme", to reach Client not later than the due date above. The expression of interest should also be submitted electronically to the Client by the same due date.

 

In addition the expression of interest should be submitted electronically 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. Shortlisting criteria and respective weightings are:

 

a) Firm’s project experience in similar assignments (including corporate, financial and operational development programmes), preferably in the street lighting sector (including experience in developing PSCs, preparing and implementing FOPIPs, project management, developing corporate business plans, IFRS reporting, corporate development experience gained in countries with conditions similar to the Republic of Armenia) -35%

b) Firm’s experience of working in the former Soviet Union countries - 15%

c) CVs of Key Experts with relevant experience as per above - 50%

 

 

 

Executing Agency (Client): Yerkaghluys CJSC (Yerevan Street Lighting Municipal Company)

 

The Client Contact Person:

 

Tigran Igityan, Chief of Division, Financial Department of Yerevan Municipality

Yerevan Municipality Address: 1 Argishti, Yerevan 0015, Armenia

Email: tigran.igityan@yahoo.com; tigran.igityan@yerevan.am

Phone:+37410514-202; +37498201434

 

The EBRD Contact Person:

Marina Matushina

Advisor, Technical Cooperation

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 City of Yerevan (the "City") has a population of 1.1m which equals 1/3 of the total population of Armenia. The City annually consumes almost 35 million kWh of electricity for its street lighting system using about 43,000 street lights equipped mainly with High Pressure Sodium ("HPS") lamps. This is equivalent to nearly USD 3 million in 2014, driven by increases in the electricity tariff of over 30 per cent in the last two years coupled with the need to have greater lighting coverage in Yerevan.

 

The City’s street lighting network of 1420 kilometres is maintained by the Yerevan Street Lighting Municipal Company (the "Company" or the "Client"). In the last three years the lighting network was extended to cover new areas in the City. The existing network however has not been modernised in the past couple of decades due to lack of funding for modern, energy efficient technologies. The network consists mainly of old, inefficient and environmentally polluting mercury-based luminaries. The heavy-metal based content of the current lighting system contributes to energy waste and considerable environmental hazard at disposal into land-fills. Due to the antiquated condition, and the high-percentage of non-functional lights, a large part of the streets, including some primary roads in the city centre, are not sufficiently illuminated, which results in increased road safety risks.

 

The City has therefore requested the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development ("EBRD" or the "Bank") to assist with the preparation of a pilot project of modernising the street lighting network of 28 streets and use the Best Available Technology in the form of Light Emitting Diode ("LED") technology for improved infrastructure and monitoring system.

 

The Bank is considering providing a loan of up to USD 4 million to the Government of Armenia to be on-lent to the City for the benefit of the Company. The financing will be used to upgrade the street lighting infrastructure and a number of luminaries with modern energy efficient technologies, and replace the existing out-dated control room.

 

The new system will provide energy efficient lighting coverage for the city, improved road and personal safety for general public, with particular attention to gender and other demographic needs and priorities of the citizens.

 

Assignment description: The Client are now looking to engage an consultant (the "Consultant") to develop and implement a Corporate Development Programme ("CDP") of the Client.

 

The Consultant shall assist the Company to improve its commercial standing, service and environmental and social performance by helping to identify and implement the necessary corporate, financial and operational improvements. These will be achieved via the following major institutional development actions:

 

Development and introduction of a Public Service Contract ("PSC") between the City and the Company.

Development and implementation of a Financial and Operational Performance Improvement Programme ("FOPIP").

Development and adoption of a three-year Corporate Business Plan that will be renewed annually.

Review and provide recommendations on the Company’s organisational set up, staffing plan and functional description.

Transformation of the Company’s financial reporting system in IFRS.

 

The full Terms of Reference for this assignment can be viewed at: [insert the link].

 

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

 

Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in Q1 2016 and has an estimated overall duration of 36 months.

 

Maximum Budget available for the Assignment: EUR 250,000.00 (exclusive of VAT).

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

 

Funding Source: It is anticipated that the assignment will be funded from the Early Transition Countries 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 minimum 5 years project experience in similar assignments (including corporate, financial and operational development programmes) and in the former Soviet Union Countries, preferably in the street lighting sector, including:

 

experience in (i) developing PSCs; (ii) preparing and implementing FOPIPs; (iii) project management; (iv) developing corporate business plans; and (v) IFRS reporting;

corporate development experience gained in countries with conditions similar to the Republic of Armenia;

 

The Consultant’s expert team should include the following key experts (the "Key Experts"):

 

Key Expert 1 Team Leader: university degree, international expert, minimum 7 years of relevant experience in the street lighting sector and in implementing the key areas of the assignment with strong communication and project management skills;

Key Expert 2 Institutional and Regulatory Expert: university degree, minimum 5 years of relevant project management experience and expertise in urban transport lighting and developing PSCs;

Key Expert 3 Financial Expert: university degree, minimum 5 years of experience in finance, preparing and implementing FOPIPs and IFRS reporting;

Key Expert 4 Economist: university degree, minimum 5 years of experience in transport economics and developing corporate business plans;

Key Experts 5 Environmental and Social/Labour Experts: university degree, minimum 5 year of experience in gender and municipal environmental infrastructure;

Key Expert 6 Legal Expert: university degree, minimum 5 years of relevant experience and good knowledge of the requirements of Armenian legislation concerning financial and accounting issues, fluent in Armenian;

Key Experts 7 Local experts: minimum 5 years of relevant experience, fluent in Armenian.

 

Key Experts 1-6 inclusive should be fluent in English. Key Experts 7 should have working knowledge of English.

 

Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants seeking 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 and signed Consultant Declaration, 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 the signed Consultant Declaration may result in the applicant excluded from the selection process for this assignment.

 

The expression of interest shall not exceed 20 pages (excluding CVs and contact sheet).

 

One original and 2 copies of the expression of interest, in English and Armenian, should l be submitted to the Client in an envelope marked "EXPRESSION OF INTEREST for Yerevan Street Lighting –Corporate Development Programme", to reach Client not later than the due date above. The expression of interest should also be submitted electronically to the Client by the same due date.

 

In addition the expression of interest should be submitted electronically 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. Shortlisting criteria and respective weightings are:

 

a) Firm’s project experience in similar assignments (including corporate, financial and operational development programmes), preferably in the street lighting sector (including experience in developing PSCs, preparing and implementing FOPIPs, project management, developing corporate business plans, IFRS reporting, corporate development experience gained in countries with conditions similar to the Republic of Armenia) -35%

b) Firm’s experience of working in the former Soviet Union countries - 15%

c) CVs of Key Experts with relevant experience as per above - 50%

 

 

MEI Project Monitor Armenia

 | Published October 3, 2014  -  Deadline November 3, 2014
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MEI Project Monitor Armenia Assignment Description: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the �EBRD� or the �Bank�) is committed to improving municipal and environmental services in its countries of operations, in line with its mandate to promote environmentally sound projects. The Bank�s emerging countries of operations, in particular Moldova, Belarus and those in the Caucasus and Central Asia, face immense challenges in rebuilding and maintaining the basic infrastructure of their urban areas. Since the collapse of the former Soviet Union, there has been a rapid deterioration in the availability and quality of public infrastructure and basic services. Essential services such as drinking water, sewerage and wastewater treatment, solid waste collection, public transport . are now often only intermittently available if at all and the steady decline in the quality of these services has created serious risks to public health. The capacity of local governments to deliver these services and provide the necessary infrastructure, is severely limited by lack of available fiscal resources, as well as the managerial weaknesses of their utilities. The limited institutional capacity at city and municipal company level at project start up combined with the logistical spread of the municipalities where the Bank is investing poses a formidable challenge with regards to efficient monitoring of financial and operational performance of the relevant utilities. Therefore, in order to support implementation and monitor progress of the overall programme of Municipal and Environmental Infrastructure (MEI) projects (the �Projects�) in Armenia, the Bank is seeking the support of a full-time project monitor (the �Project Monitor�) to provide continuous information on the performance of the participating municipal companies and other counterparts, and help address the implementation challenges (the �Assignment�). He/she will focus on achieving the Bank�s set objectives, priorities and conditionalities for the respective projects. The Project Monitor would be based in Yerevan. The overall objective of the Assignment is to support and facilitate the implementation of the Bank�s portfolio of municipal infrastructure investments in Armenia. The tasks will include, but will not be limited to the following: � Facilitate all necessary actions and collect documentation required to declare the individual Projects effective based on the terms and conditions of the signed legal documents, such as Loan Agreement, Grant Agreement, and other legally binding documents. � Support implementation monitoring including physical implementation as well as the institutional reform and development components by ensuring that arrangements are in place to ensure efficient and successful project implementation by observing, assessing and reporting on: o the overall performance of the Project Implementation Units (�PIUs�) and site staff, including consultants, contractors, suppliers and other parties involved in the implementation of the investments � and comment on compliance with their respective obligations and duties; and o the implementation arrangements including the PIU organisation, staffing, project management systems, arrangements for construction, and contract management. � Support monitoring of the financial and operational performance of the participating Municipal Companies as well as their owners (relevant participating City authorities). � Coordinate the activities of all the international and local consulting firms involved in the Projects namely those carrying out the Project Implementation Support and the Corporate Development and Stakeholder Participation programmes. The Project Monitor will maintain continuous dialogue with these consultants and will, inter alia: o Ensure that all consultants are provided with necessary documentation and other assistance, in order that they may meet the objectives of their assignments; o Ensure appropriate timings for the components of the TC assignments in relation to each other to support effect implementation of the Projects; o Support PIU�s in the participating Municipal Companies to review and respond to any recommendations, and where necessary support preparation of requests for amendment of the Priority Investment Programme. � Facilitate the timely submission of various reports and data from all the Municipal Companies to meet the Bank�s reporting covenants in the loan documentation. � Ensure that all applicable environmental and social procedures required by the Bank and donors are being adhered to and that the PIUs are duly informed about the procedures. � Be alert to any emerging problems, including those of a contractual, technical, or financial nature, which have the potential to jeopardise the achievement of the project objectives and advise on timely appropriate corrective action. In particular, advise on any proposed waivers or amendments to legal agreements and interpret any other matters of material interest to the EBRD. If necessary, assist in negotiations to achieve the required corrective action. � Participate in the preparation of MEI projects in country and contribute to development of MEI's portfolio. � Be actively involved in the MEI sector policy dialogue in country. Represent the Bank in all urban infrastructure development related donor and working groups, as well as project related steering committee meetings. The Project Monitors will undertake regular monitoring visits throughout project implementation periods to all participating cities/municipal Companies as necessary and participate in key meetings. The scope of these monitoring visits will cover the actions listed above and such other actions as the Bank may require. The Project Monitor will work full time within the Bank�s Infrastructure Business Group, being located in the respective EBRD Resident Office and will work on a daily basis with the Operation Leader for the respective Projects and Head of Office on all aspects of the Assignment. Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in January 2015 and last for 2 years. The Project Monitor will be based in the EBRD office in Yerevan. Suitable working space, including computer, printing facilities and a telephone connection will be provided by the Bank. Any business telephone calls will be paid for by the Bank. The Project Monitor should be available to work exclusively for the Bank during the term of the Assignment. Cost estimate for the Assignment: EUR 60,000 (fees only, exclusive of VAT). Approved travel and other expenses related to the Assignment will be paid by the Bank. 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. Funding Source: It is expected that the Assignment, in whole or in part, would be funded from the EBRD�s donor funded technical cooperation programme. Selection and contracting of the Project Monitor will be subject to availability of resources. Consultant Profile: Individual services are required. The Project Manager should correspond to the following profile: Sector specific requirements: � Experience related to infrastructure and environmental investments, project finance and investment project implementation in emerging markets, preferably in the Caucasus; � Good knowledge of municipal and environmental infrastructure market in the Caucasus; � Professional and personal capacity to deal with entities and local authorities in emerging markets where legal and regulatory framework are often weak and financial information scarce; � Previous credit and financial analysis experience in the context of municipal and environmental infrastructure projects; � Understanding of environmental and social components of investment projects; � Thorough understanding of the policy frameworks of the international and bilateral funding agencies active in the concerned region, related to poverty reduction, environmental sustainability and gender equality. General requirements: � Fluency in local language and Russian is essential; � Very good written and oral communication skills in English are essential; � Degree from a leading university; � Relevant work experience in a merchant/investment, commercial, public institution or development bank or in a corporation closely associated with and/or exposed to the operations of the EBRD; � Computer literacy. Submission requirements: Interested individual are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest. In order to determine the qualifications and competence of experts seeking to be appointed as the Project Manager, individuals must provide an expression of interest containing the following information: a) Cover letter (maximum 2 pages) summarising why the individual believes to satisfy the requirements as defined in the section Consultant Profile above; (b) CV detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments, including their locations/regional scope; (c) 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 the duly completed and signed Consultant Declaration may result in the applicant being disqualified from the selection process. The above information must not exceed 10 pages, including the CV. Expressions of interest must be submitted, in English, electronically through e-Selection, not later than 3 November 2014 at 23:59 hrs. (London time). The complete expression of interest (including cover letter, CV, Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet) must be submitted in one file (pdf or Word). The EBRD reserves the right to reject the applications of experts submitting more than one file. Only if the permissible size is exceeded, the applicant may split the expression of interest into further files. Please do not send expressions of interest to the EBRD's contact person. EBRD Contact: Marina Matushina Advisor, Technical Cooperation European Bank for Reconstruction and Development One Exchange Square London EC2A 2JN Tel: + 44 20 7338 7185, Fax: +44 20 7338 7451 e-mail: MatushiM@ebrd.com Note: 1. Selection and contracting will normally be made from responses to this notification. 2. The Bank will interview up to 6 candidates and will facilitate the candidates� participation either via phone interviews or via videolink if required. The candidates are expected to briefly summarise their relevant professional experience, provide clarifications and respond to questions. Each interview is expected to be approximately 1 hour in total and will be in English. Each candidate shall bear its own expenses for attending the interview. 3. The highest-ranked individual will be selected and invited to contract negotiations, subject to the availability of funding. The following criteria will be use for the evaluation of the expressions of interest: - Experience related to infrastructure and environmental investments, project finance and investment project implementation in emerging markets, preferably in the Caucasus- 20% - Fluency in local language and Russian � 30% - Good knowledge of municipal and environmental infrastructure market in the Caucasus -30% - Thorough understanding of the policy frameworks of the international and bilateral funding agencies active in the Caucasus related to poverty reduction, environmental sustainability and gender equality -10% - Relevant work experience in a merchant/investment, commercial, public institution or development bank or in a corporation closely associated with and/or exposed to the operations of the EBRD-10%.

Armenia Public Private Partnership Policy and Legal Framework Development

 | Published February 7, 2017  -  Deadline February 22, 2017
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Project Description: The Ministry of International Economic Integration and Reforms of Armenia has requested the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “EBRD” or the “Bank”) to provide technical assistance to develop modern public-private partnership (PPP) policy and legal framework in Armenia (the “Project”). The availability of efficient and transparent policy, legal/regulatory and institutional frameworks encouraging private sector participation are vital for effective implementation of infrastructure projects. When properly designed and implemented, PPPs may provide an invaluable source of additional private sector funding, capacity and resources to the country’s infrastructure needs. Although a number of transport, water and energy projects structured as PPPs are under implementation in Armenia, the absence of a PPP policy and clear legal and regulatory framework remains an obstacle to structuring and funding a greater number of PPP projects in the country. Therefore, the primary purpose of the proposed Project is to develop policy and legal framework for PPPs in Armenia, ultimately incentivising private sector participation in infrastructure projects.

Assignment Description: The Bank now intends to engage a consulting firm (the “Consultant”) to assist the Ministry of International Economic Integration and Reforms of Armenia in reviewing the current PPP regime, designing a PPP policy and drafting a PPP law (the “Assignment”).

The expected outcome of the Assignment is the development and approval of the PPP policy and PPP law in Armenia.

The selected Consultant is expected to provide the following services among other tasks per the Terms of Reference:

  1. Diagnostic review of the current regime applicable to PPPs in Armenia;
  2. Design and drafting of the PPP policy; and
  3. Design and drafting of the PPP law.

Detailed description of the Assignment is set out in the Terms of Reference available via the following link: http://www.ebrd.com/documents/technical-cooporation/tor-armenia-ppp-policy-legal-fwk.docx

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 April 2017 and has an estimated overall duration of twelve months.

Funding Source: It is expected that the Assignment will be funded from the EBRD Technical Cooperation Programme and contracting will be subject to the availability of funding.

Maximum Estimated Assignment Amount: Not specified.

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a group of international and local advisors, at least one of such advisors to be a firm with previous PPP transactional experience and experience in drafting PPP policy documents and primary legislation, in particular in the EBRD countries of operations, and extensive knowledge of PPP best practices.

The Consultant’s team of experts should cover all required expertise and include:

Key experts:

a. Key expert No 1 – Team Leader: Prominent senior international expert, preferably with 15 years of experience and a good degree of legal expertise in concessions/PPP area, including policy/regulatory issues and law drafting, as well as previous experience in similar assignments, including in the EBRD region;

b. Key expert(s) No 2: Senior local advisor(s) with solid experience and knowledge of PPP, public procurement, infrastructure financing, budget, administrative, civil and commercial law and civil procedure, including law/regulatory drafting experience;

c. Key expert(s) No 3: Senior PPP business ‎consultant well familiar with PPP/concessions policy and with experience of advising on similar assignments, preferably in the EBRD countries of operations, and with expertise in comparative analysis of VfM and similar methodologies.

All key experts should be fluent in English. Working knowledge of Russian and\or Armenian is an advantage.

Other experts may be added at the Consultant’s discretion and among other are expected to include:

a) International senior advisor(s) with good knowledge of local market environment and laws;

b) Ad hoc expert(s): technical, financial, legal and business PPP advisor/s, as/if required.

More detailed requirements will be determined at the request for proposals stage.

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 (max 6 pages).

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 (max 2 pages per person).

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.

5. The proposed approach to the implementation of the Assignment.

Failure to provide the completed Consultant Declaration Form and Contact Sheet may result in the applicant’s disqualification from the selection process for this Assignment.

The above information should not exceed 20 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 deadline for submission referred to above. The expression of interest shall be one file (pdf). The EBRD reserves the right to reject applications of firms submitting more than one file.

Bank Contact Person:

Marina Matushina
Advisor
Technical Co-operation
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: + 44 20 7338 6577
e-mail:
MatushiM@ebrd.com (submissions should be sent through eSelection and NOT to this email address)

Notes:

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

2. The shortlist criteria are:

(a) Firm’s previous PPP transactional experience (20%);

(b) Firm’s previous experience in drafting PPP policy documents and primary legislation, in particular in the EBRD countries of operations, and extensive knowledge of PPP best practices (30%);

(c) CVs of key experts (30%);

(d) Proposed approach to Assignment implementation (20%).

Armenia: Gyumri Urban Roads and Street Lighting Project – Project Implementation Support, Detailed Design, Construction Supervision, Maintenance Contracts Preparation and Procurement Support

 | Published July 15, 2016  -  Deadline August 15, 2016
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Clarification 18/07/2016: The deadline for submission of Expressions of Interest has been amended. The new deadline is 15 August 2016 at 17:00 Gyumri time.

Executing Agency (the "Client"):

Gyumri Municipality
Vardananc Square 1
Gyumri 3104
Armenia

The Client Contact Person:
Ararat Balabekyan, Advisor to the Mayor of the City of Gyumri
Project Implementation Team Leader
Gyumri Municipality
Vardananc Square 1, Gyumri 3104 Armenia
Email araratbalabekyan@yahoo.com
Phone: +374 312 2 22 04
Fax: +374 312 3 26 06

EBRD Contact Person:
James Yoo
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
United Kingdom
Tel: + 44 20 7338 6369
Fax: +44 20 7338 7451
E-mail: YooJ@ebrd.com


Project Description:
The City of Gyumri (“Gyumri” or the “City”) is the capital of the Shirak Province and is the second largest city in Armenia with a population of 146,000.  Economic activity in the City comprises mainly of tourism, production of building materials, textile manufacturing and food processing industries.  Armenia’s capital, Yerevan, is located around 125 km south of Gyumri.  The international border with Turkey is also located some 10 km to the west of Gyumri, but this border is presently closed. 

Major roads converge on Gyumri from all directions and there is no bypass to remove through traffic from the congested city centre. Street infrastructure, together with street lighting has seen little investment or effective maintenance during the last two decades and the improvement of street network infrastructure has been identified as a key priority by a number of previous studies.

Gyumri’s road network had previously been illuminated by an installation of around 10,700 street lights, of which some 50 per cent were operational.  This street lighting installation consisted mainly of old, inefficient and environmentally polluting luminaires.  Due to the antiquated condition, and the high percentage of non-functional lights, a large part of the streets, including some primary streets in the city centre, was not sufficiently illuminated, which resulted in decreased road safety and increased public security concerns.  The City is currently implementing a programme to modernise its street lighting by replacing the existing luminaires with light-emitting diode (“LED”) luminaires.

The City of Gyumri (the Client) has requested the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the "EBRD" or the "Bank") to provide technical assistance for the rehabilitation of primary and secondary streets, as well as the modernisation of public lighting in the City (the "Project").
 

Assignment Description:
The Client now intends to retain a consulting company (the “Consultant”) to provide support during the implementation of the Project (the “Assignment”).

The Assignment will be split into three main sections:

Part A: Detailed design and procurement support for the works contracts
Part B: Construction supervision for the of the works contracts
Part C: Preparation of tender documents and procurement support for maintenance contracts covering street infrastructure and street lighting.

Part A:  Detailed Design and Procurement Support for the Works Contracts

The objectives of Part A are to: 
(i)  support the City’s Project Implementation Team (PIT) in finalising the scope of street pavement and street lighting improvement works to be implemented through the proposed loan funded project;
(ii) prepare the detailed design of the agreed scope of street pavement and street lighting improvement works for the project;
(iii) update existing environmental, social impact and resettlement documents to reflect the scope of works determined in the detailed design and prepare detailed Environmental and Social Management and Monitoring Plans to cover the construction phase of the project to ensure compliance with the Bank’s Environmental and Social Policy (2008) Performance Requirements (PRs); 
(iv) support the City’s PIT in agreeing a procurement and implementation strategy for the project with EBRD; 
(v)  prepare the necessary Tender Documents for the street infrastructure and street lighting improvement works in accordance with the agreed procurement and implementation strategy; and
(vi) assist and support the City’s PIT during the tendering and contract award phases for all works contract lots forming the EBRD loan funded project; 

The selected Consultant is expected to provide the following services:

  1. Confirmation of the Scope of Works for the Loan Funded Works
  2. Surveys and Investigations
  3. Detailed Design
  4. Road Safety Audit
  5. Cost Control
  6. Environmental and Social Impact Assessment
  7. Support to the City Authority to obtain Statutory Technical and Environmental Project Approvals
  8. Preparation of Tender Documents and Procurement Support
  9. Tender Evaluation and Contract Award Support to the PIT
  10. Provision of Advice to the PIT and the City Authority 


Part B - Construction Supervision for the of the Works Contracts

The objective of Part B is to assist the Traffic Department and its PIT in the implementation of the Works Contracts by providing construction supervision duties to ensure that all works are carried out in accordance with the contract documents and to administer the civil works contract as ‘the Engineer’.  

The selected Consultant is expected to provide the following services:
1. Project Implementation Support to the PIT
a. Management and Monitoring of Environmental Impacts
b. Management and Monitoring of the Land Acquisition and Involuntary Resettlement Process
c. Road safety inspections during the construction stage and road safety audits for the construction design and road safety traffic management
d. Administrative and Management Support to the PIT

2. Supervision of Works, including general supervision duties, programme reports, dealing with variations, claims from the contractor, design responsibilities, the road safety audit and the taking over and defects notifications period.


Part C - Preparation of Tender Documents and Procurement Support for Maintenance Contracts Covering Street Infrastructure and Street Lighting

The objective of Part C is to assist the City Administration and the Traffic Department in achieving the Transition Impact requirements of the EBRD Loan Agreement by introducing cost-effective maintenance contracts for street infrastructure and street lighting which shall be implemented by private sector contractors.  

The selected Consultant is expected to provide the following services:

1. Prepare a City Asset Maintenance Plan and identify the scope and form of street infrastructure maintenance contract
2. Identify the scope and form of street lighting maintenance contract
3. Prepare street infrastructure and street lighting tender documents and support procurement
4. Support the PIT in evaluating tenders and awarding contracts

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 early 2017 and has an estimated overall duration of  months.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 1,200,000 (exclusive of VAT), with the following breakdown per sections: Part A - EUR 350,000; Part B - EUR 675,000; and Part C - EUR 175,000.

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

Funding Source: It is anticipated that the Assignment will be financed by the EBRD Shareholder Special Fund. Selection and contracting is subject to the availability of funding.

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile:  The Consultant’s expert team is expected to include key experts for Parts A-C as follows:

Part A
(i) Key Expert 1:
Team Leader/Highway Engineer with preferably eight years’ experience of carrying out detailed design and preparation of tender documents for road projects.  Preferably four years’ experience is required of the design of urban road improvements and of carrying out design and procurement of works contracts in former Soviet Union countries. The Highway Engineer would preferably have a Bachelor’s degree and be a chartered engineer or be licensed to practise as a qualified engineer; 
(ii) Key Expert 2: Electrical Engineer with preferably five years’ experience of the inspection and improvement of existing street lighting and traffic signal installations, as well as the design and operation of modern street lighting and traffic signal installations.  The Electrical Engineer would preferably a Bachelor’s degree and be a charted engineer or be licenced to practise as a qualified engineer; 
(iii) Key Expert 3: Procurement Specialist with preferably five years’ experience of the preparation of tender documents for works projects and evaluation of works tenders, as well as knowledge of procurement policies and procedures of major international financial institutions (IFIs) such as EBRD, World Bank and Asian Development Bank.   
(iv) Key Expert 4: Environmental Specialist with preferably five years’ experience of: (a) carrying out environmental impact studies of road projects.  The Environmental Specialist would also preferably have more than 5 years’ experience of carrying out environmental impact assessments in accordance with the environmental policy, guidelines and requirements of the EU and major IFIs;  
(v) Key Expert 5: Social Impact and Resettlement Specialist with preferably five years’ experience of carrying out social impact assessments of transport infrastructure projects and preparing associated Resettlement Plans in accordance with the policy, guidelines and requirements of major IFIs. 
(vi) Key Expert 6: Road Safety Specialist with preferably five years’ relevant experience as well as experience of working in accordance with the environmental policy, guidelines and requirements of the EU and major IFIs; experience on gender and road safety issues preferred.

The Team Leader and the Procurement Specialist will reside in Gyumri for the full duration of their respective assignment periods. 


Part B
(vii)
 Key Expert 1: Team Leader with preferably 10 years’ experience in the construction supervision of major road projects, 6 years’ experience of acting as a Team Leader / Senior Resident Engineer on the supervision or road construction / rehabilitation projects with responsibilities for acting as the Engineer, evaluating contractor’s claims; and resolving contractual disputes, 5 years’ experience of the construction supervision of road projects in emerging counties and former Soviet Union countries and in the construction supervision of IFI funded civil works contracts that use FIDIC conditions of contract.
(viii)  Key Expert 2: Senior Pavement/Materials Engineer with preferably 8 years’ experience in the supervision of road and pavement construction in developing or emerging counties and 10 years’ experience in supervising and managing quality control of materials for road and pavement construction.
(ix) Key Expert 3: Senior Electrical Engineer with preferably 8 years’ experience in the supervision of road lighting installations in developing or emerging counties.
(x)  Key Expert 4: Senior Contracts Specialist with preferably 8 years’ experience of the evaluation of contractors’ claims for extension of time and additional costs and in the resolution of contractual disputes in civil works contracts based on FIDIC General Conditions of Contract.
(xi) Key Expert 5: Senior Environment/Social Specialist with preferably 8 years’ international experience in similar work in developing countries;
(xii) Key Expert 6: Road Safety Auditor with preferably 10 years’ experience of carrying out road safety audits and working as a road safety specialist identifying accident black-spots and designing road safety mitigation works.

Key Experts 1-6 for Part B should preferably have a Bachelor’s degree and good proficiency in written and spoken English.

(xiii)  Key Expert 7: Highway Engineer preferably with a recognised engineering qualification in Armenia and 8 years’ experience in design and construction supervision of highway works, highway drainage and utility diversion works.
(xiv) Key Expert 8: Pavement/Materials Engineer, preferably with a recognised engineering qualification in Armenia and 8 years’ experience in the construction supervision and quality control of road construction contracts involving new and rehabilitated road pavements.
(xv)  Key Expert 9: Electrical Engineer, preferably with a recognised engineering qualification in Armenia and 8 years’ experience in the construction supervision and quality control of road lighting installations.
(xvi) Key Expert 10: Quantity Surveyor preferably with a recognised engineering qualification in Armenia and 5 years’ experience in preparing bills of quantities and measurement of road construction projects.  

The Consultant’s team in Part B will reside in Gyumri for the duration of their respective Assignment periods.  


Part C
(xvii) Key Expert 1: Team Leader / Highway Maintenance Engineer
with preferably eight years’ experience of the planning and implementation of road maintenance operations in an urban environment; four years’ experience is required of the planning and implementation of road maintenance operations carried out by private sector contractors, using contracts based on achievement of defined levels of service; four years’ experience of the implementation of institutional reform assignments involving transition from road maintenance operations carried out by the public sector to the private sector; and three years’ experience of carrying out related road maintenance consultancy assignments in former Soviet Union countries. 
(xviii)  Key Expert 2: Electrical Engineer with preferably eight years’ experience of the planning and implementation of street lighting operation and maintenance works; four years’ experience is required of the planning and implementation of street lighting operation and maintenance works carried out by private sector contractors, using contracts based on achievement of defined levels of service; and four years’ experience of the implementation of institutional reform assignments involving transition from street lighting operation and maintenance operations carried out by the public sector to the private sector. 

Key experts 1-2 for Part C would preferably have a Bachelor’s degree and be a chartered engineer or be licenced to practise as a qualified engineer. 

(xix) Key Expert 3: Procurement Specialist preferably with five years’ experience of the preparation of tender documents for road works and road maintenance projects and evaluation of works and maintenance contract tenders. The Procurement Specialist would preferably have a Batchelor’s degree.  

The Consultant’s team in Part C will reside in Gyumri for the duration of their respective Assignment periods.  

Non-key experts are expected to include full and part time site supervisory staff, environmental, social impact and resettlement monitoring staff, topographical surveyors, interpreters/translators and administrative staff as needed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

One original and 2 copies of the expression of interest, in English and Armenian, should be submitted to the Client in an envelope marked “EXPESSION OF INTEREST for Gyumri Urban Roads and Street Lighting Project – Project Implementation Support, Detailed Design, Construction Supervision, Maintenance Contracts Preparation and Procurement Support”, to reach Client not later than 5 August 2016 at 17:00 Armenian time). The EOI should also be submitted electronically to the Client and the EBRD Contact Person by the same due date as well.

Important Notes:
1. Following this invitation for expressions of interest, a shortlist of qualified firms will be formally invited to submit proposals. Consultant selection and contracting will be subject to availability of funding.
2. The shortlist criteria are as follows:
(a) Firm’s previous project experience in road and street lighting projects, including detailed design, construction and contracts supervision (35%);
(b) Firm’s experience in the region (Caucasus, former Soviet Union) (20%);
(c) CV of all Key Experts (45%) 

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