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Pitesti Urban Transport - Twinning Partnership

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

Galati Urban Transport Rehabilitation Project - Commercialisation of Local Road and Transport Services

 | Published November 11, 2015  -  Deadline December 9, 2015
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Executing Agency (Client): The City of Galati (the City) Project Description: The City of Galati, with a population of 250,000, is a significant commercial and industrial centre in southeast Romania, with the local economy related to steel processing (ArcelorMittal), ship manufacturing (Damen Shipyards) and adjacent industries. Galati has about 345 kilometres of streets in total. The City has already completed the first phase of the urban infrastructure upgrade with a total amount of about EUR 14 million, co-financed from the European Regional Development Fund; however, there are still investments needs in the urban transport sector and related infrastructure. The City of Galati (the City or the Client) has requested the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the EBRD or the Bank) to provide funding for the modernisation of urban roads and for an upgrade to related road and public transport management measures. The Bank is providing a RON 100 million (or EUR 22.6 m equivalent) to the Municipality of Galati, to finance key investments in the urban transport sector and related infrastructure. The Project’s objectives are to enhance the quality of public transport services and mobility of the citizens of Galati. The Project will finance the rehabilitation and performance-based maintenance arrangements of about 15 kilometres of streets, which are priority investments according to the City’s urban development plan. In addition, the Project will finance the acquisition of trolley-buses and the introduction of an automated fare collection system, both of which designed to improve the attractiveness of public transport for users. Assignment Description: The City requires experienced urban road specialists to support the delivery of improved road commercialisation measures in Galati. The City will engage a consultant (the Consultant) to assist with preparing an approach to local road commercialisation that seeks to derive value and revenues from its basic public road infrastructure based on the ‘user-pays principle’. The objective of the assignment is to provide the City with the design of a multi-year road maintenance plan, a road user charge scheme for HGV and other delivery fleets, a coordinated permit scheme for Galati’s streets and roads, and a parking fund in order to maximise the available resources for maintenance of the city’s road infrastructure for users. The Consultant's tasks will involve a mixture of discussions with the City, elaboration of documentation, and dialogue with various stakeholders within the private sector (logistics companies, merchants, others), the City and within the utility industry active in Galati street environment. The expert team will be highly experienced and skilled at managing multiple stakeholders and their diverse range of interests. The Consultant's tasks will include but not be limited to: Review the status of of road maintenance planning and funding and determine the optimal level of regular funding (from local, regional and national sources) needed to maintain the entire road network at good condition on a sustainable basis Support the City with commercialisation of the public transport company Develop road maintenance plan Develop integrated permit scheme Develop HGVs and delivery truck scheme for user charges Assist with parking fund creation Provide training support during system start-up phase. 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 first quarter 2016 and has an estimated overall duration of 12 months. Maximum Budget available for the Assignment: EUR 200,000 (exclusive of VAT). The Consultant must determine whether any indirect taxes/VAT are chargeable on the proposed services and state the basis for such. If any indirect taxes/VAT are payable, the Client will have to pay indirect taxes/VAT element to the services directly to the Consultant unless otherwise agreed. Funding Source: Austrian Fund for Municipal Infrastructure. Eligibility: Consultancy firms shall be entities registered in Austria and all experts proposed by the entity to work on the assignment must be either Austrian nationals or permanent residents of Austria. However, up to a maximum of 25% of the maximum contract amount may be used to finance services of local experts who are nationals of Romania or consultancy firms of Romania. Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant shall be responsible for mobilisation of qualified engineers, technicians and other professional staff with the proven experience in the administrative management, procurement, design and supervision of similar construction works and acquiring of equipment for water and wastewater rehabilitation projects in comparable conditions. The Consultant shall demonstrate: Approximately 7 years of experience in similar assignments; Experience in in countries with similar environment (climatic, social, administrative and cultural) conditions; Experience in implementation of projects financed by Multilateral Development Banks or IFIs, Experience in road and street management in urban settings, and with specific experience on at least two other related consultancy contracts within the last 5 years. The Consultant will provide a team of Key experts with very good command of English with specific expertise as follows: Team Leader with background in transport planning and / or civil engineering; Public transport institutional expert with experience in road commercialisation projects; IT expert with experience of impementation of road transport systems; Legal experts, with specific understanding of the Romanian practices and contractual law regarding local road-related charges, fees and other taxes. It is expected that the Consultant will engage a sufficient number of local experts to enable the proper interaction with the City and with the local business environment. Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants to be shortlisted, the information submitted should include the following: (a) brief overview of the firm/group of firms including company profile, organisation and staffing; (b) details of similar experience of firm or group of firms and related assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contract value, contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, percentage carried out by consultant in case of association of firms or subcontracting, main activities, objectives; (c) CVs of key experts who could carry out the Assignment detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments, particularly assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, main activities, objectives. (d) Completed Contact Sheet, the template for which is available from the following web-link: http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet.doc (e) A copy of the Consultant's valid company registration certificate confirming that the firm is registered in Austria. The expression of interest shall not exceed 25 pages (excluding CVs and contact sheet). One original and one copy of the expression of interest, in English, shall be submitted to the Client in an envelope marked “Galati Urban Transport Rehabilitation Project - Commercialisation of Local Road and Transport Services”, to reach Client not later than 15:00 at time (Romanian time). One further electronic should be submitted to the EBRD’s contact person by the same due date. The Client Contact Person: Mr Costel Hanta Director, Municipality of Galati Domneasca Str. 38, Galati, 800008, Romania Email: hanta.c@primaria.galati.ro Phone: +40 236 323136 The EBRD Contact Person: Larissa Gosling European Bank for Reconstruction and Development One Exchange Square, London EC2A 2JN Tel: + 44 20 7338 6338 Fax: +44 20 7338 7451 E-mail: GoslingL@ebrd.com Important Notes: 1. The selection will normally be made from responses to this notification only. Consultants will not be asked to submit a proposal. The highest-ranked Consultant will be selected from a shortlist and be invited to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding. 2. Evaluation criteria and respective weightings are: (a) Firm’s experience in implementation of similar assignments in countries with similar environment (20%) (b) Firm’s experience in implementation of projects financed by Multilateral Development Banks or IFIs (20%) (c) Firm’s experience in road and street management in urban settings (20%) (d) Qualifications and experience of Key experts based on their CVs (40%).

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

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

Iasi Urban Transport

 | Published September 2, 2016  -  Deadline September 1, 2017
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The City of Iasi  has applied for a loan from European Bank for Reconstruction and Development [the Bank] towards the cost of the Iasi Urban Transport Project, a project aiming at renewing the city transport company bus fleet. The proposed project, which has an estimated total cost of EUR 15 million, including the VAT and other taxes duties.

This project aims at procurement of aprox. 70 EURO 6 standard Diesel busses, spare parts, consumables, diagnostic and maintanace equipment and related service. 

Tendering for the above contracts is expected to begin in the fourth of 2016.

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

 

Interested suppliers, contractors and consultants should contact:

 

Contact person : Gabriela Badarau
Client: The City of Iasi
Address: Iasi, 11 Stefan cel Mare si Sfant Blvd., 700064, Romania
E-mail: licitatii@primaria-iasi.ro
Phone:+40.232.267.582 int. 189
Fax: +40.232.258.190

Sibiu Urban Transport Streets Rehabilitation Project - Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan

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

Galati Urban Transport Rehabilitation Project - Automated Fare Collection

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

Cluj-Napoca Urban Public Transport Project

 | Published May 24, 2016  -  Deadline May 24, 2017
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Compania de Transport Public Cluj Napoca SA (or "CTP Cluj"), intends using the proceeds of a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development [the Bank] for a project to procure rolling stock aiming at upgrading the company fleet of buses and trams. The proposed project, which has a total estimated cost of EUR 20 million equivalent, will require the procurement of the following goods:

  • Procurement of around 50 standard EURO VI Diesel buses
  • Procurement of around 7 standard (over 27 m) trams
     

Tendering for the above contracts is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2016.

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

 

Interested suppliers, contractors and consultants should contact:


Contact name: Mrs OANA OAIDA
Client: COMPANIA DE TRANSPORT PUBLIC CLUJ-NAPOCA S.A.
Address: BD. 21 DECEMBRIE 1989, NR. 128-130, CLUJ-NAPOCA, JUD. CLUJ, ROMANIA
Email: achizitii@ctpcj.ro
Tel: +40 0264 430 917
Fax: +40 0264 430 931

SMART – Constanta Urban Transport

 | Published December 13, 2016  -  Deadline December 13, 2017
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City of Constanta (or "the City"), intends using the proceeds of a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development [the Bank] for a project to procure rolling stock aiming at upgrading the City own public transport company fleet of buses. The proposed project, which has a total estimated cost of RON 100 million equivalent, will require the procurement of the following goods:

  • Procurement of new low floor Diesel VI buses, maintenance, diagnostic equipment, parts and related services.

 

Tendering for the above contracts is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2017.

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

 

Interested suppliers, contractors and consultants should contact:

 

Contact name: Cristina Guzgă – Procurement Department
Client: City of Constanta
Address: Bdul Tomis no.51, 900725, Constanta, Romania
Phone: +40241488157
Fax: +40241488195
E-mail: licitatii.ebrd@primaria-constanta.ro

Pitesti Urban Transport Project - Outsourcing of Automated Fare Collection System

 | Published March 12, 2015  -  Deadline April 9, 2015
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THIS NOTICE HAS BEEN AMENDED WITH SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMTION - SEE TYPE IN BOLD
 
THE NOTICE HAS BEEN AMENDED TO INCLUDE THE REQUIREMENT FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST TO BE SUBMITTED IN ENGLISH AND ROMANIAN
 
Executing Agency (Client):  The Publitrans SA Pitesti (the Company or Publitrans)
 
 Assignment Description:  Public transport in Pitesti (the “City”), a city in central Romania, with a population of 155.4 thousand, an area of 40.7 km2, is provided only by buses. The existing rolling stock and related infrastructure are in a poor condition and incur high maintenance costs. The City’s strategy is to improve urban transport services in Pitesti and align it with EU regulations. In this respect, The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (“EBRD” or the “Bank”) has been asked to finance the modernisation of the bus fleet in the City of Pitesti by Publitrans SA Pitesti (the “Company”), the public transport operator, fully owned by the City (the “Project”). The investment will enable the Company to renew the rolling stock fleet, with 70 new buses which are compliant with EU emissions standards.
 
Alongside the introduction of modern rolling stock and the modernisation effort, there will be two consultancy assignments: (1) a twinning partnership (a separate assignment) which will assist the Company to review its existing operations and deliver a new business plan (the “Business Plan”) and the current assignment, (2) the automated fare collection (“AFC”) consultancy, which will assist the Company to tender and implement a successful AFC system, expected to result in a significant revenue increase by reducing cash leakage inherent in all cash-based ticketing systems.
 
It is anticipated that implementation of these two assignments will substantially complete the transformation of the public transport sector in Pitesti.
Publitrans is seeking to retain a consulting firm (the “Consultant”) to assist them to tender and implement a successful AFC system for the City’s public transport operator. The selected consultant should recommend to the City the most appropriate means for the introduction of an AFC system for public transport.
 
The new system will facilitate:
(i) better operational control – both the public transport companies and the City are to be able to track exact passenger flows in real time, and thus optimise fleet numbers by route, saving further on operational costs for operators, which correlates directly into a reduction of operational subsidies from the City for public transport services;
(ii) lower labour costs for the Company – AFC allows for the elimination of some labour costs associated with conductors handling cash for paper tickets (though ticketing control agents are still needed typically depending on the physical layout of the AFC system for users while boarding and alighting); and
(iii) a higher quality service for users – this is achieved with ticketing integration across all modes, and can also eventually include parking services, municipal services and small purchases (through use of an ‘e-purse’ function).
 
The Consultant is expected to carry out the following tasks as described below, but not limited to:
  • Definition of the basic fare collection principles and ticket types and other auxiliary element;
  • Selection of type of ticketing system, the Consultant will complete a comprehensive report setting out the most appropriate type of ticketing system for the public transport system in Pitesti;
  • Determination of the Institutional and contracting strategy;
  • Preparation of a detailed procurement and implementation plan;
  • Preparation of detailed tender documents;
  • Provide assistance with the tender process;
  • Provide assistance with contract award;
  • Provide assistance for implementation supervision.
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 Q2 2015 and has an estimated overall duration of 18 months. 
 
Maximum Budget available for the Assignment: EUR 150,000 (exclusive of VAT).
 
The Consultant must determine whether any indirect taxes/VAT are chargeable on the proposed services and state the basis for such. If any indirect taxes/VAT are payable, the Client will have to pay indirect taxes/VAT element to the services directly to the Consultant unless otherwise agreed.
 
Funding Source: Taiwan Business - EBRD TC Fund
 
Eligibility: It is anticipated that this assignment will be financed through Taiwan Business – EBRD Technical Cooperation Fund. Eligibility is restricted to firms registered in Taiwan and the experts proposed must be of Taiwanese nationality. However, up to 50% of the total funds available for the assignment may be used to finance the services of other international and/or local experts.
 
Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant shall be a firm, or a group of firms with previous project experience related to:
1. AFC-related governmental contracts, for similar sized cities, preferably completed during the last five years, having brought new AFC technologies and sound business models into the Project;
2. EU policy and legislative package in the field of urban transport, including AFC.
 
The Consultant’s team is expected to include the following key experts:
  1. AFC public transport ticketing expert
  2. procurement expert
  3. legal expert (international and Romanian) (may be 2 persons, an expert in international law and an expert in Romanian legislation).
Submission Requirements: Corporate services are required. In order to determine the capability and experience of consultants seeking to be selected for this assignment, the information submitted should include the following:
(1) brief overview of the firm/group of firms including company profile, organisation and staffing;
(2) details of previous project experience or similar assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contract value, contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, percentage carried out by consultant in case of association of firms or subcontracting, main activities, objectives;
(3) CVs of key experts who could carry out the assignment detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments, particularly assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, main activities, objectives.
(4) Completed Contact Sheet, (which does not need to be translated into Romanian) the template for which is available from the following web-link:
http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet.doc
(5) a copy of the Consultant's valid company registration certificate confirming that the firm is registered in the relevant jurisdiction.
The expression of interest shall not exceed 25 pages (excluding CVs and contact sheet).
 
One original and three copies of the expression of interest in Romanian, and one copy in English, shall be submitted to the Company in an envelope marked “EXPRESSION OF INTEREST for Pitesti Urban Transport Outsourcing of AFC”, to reach Company not later than 9 April 2015 at 17:00 hours Pitesti time.
 
One further electronic copy in English and Romanian should be submitted to the EBRD’s contact person by the same due date.
Company Contact Person:
Daniela Torok, Project Manager
2L Depozitelor Street
Pitesti City
Arges County
Romania
E-mail: torok.daniela@publitrans2000.ro
 
EBRD Contact Person:
Angela Levitsky
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
United Kingdom
Tel: + 44 20 7338 6363
E-mail: LevitskA@ebrd.com
 
Notes:
1. The selection will normally be made from responses to this notification only. Consultants will not be asked to submit a proposal. The highest-ranked Consultant will be selected from a shortlist and be invited to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding.
2. Evaluation criteria and respective weightings are:
(a) firm’s experience with regard to AFC-related contracts for similar sized cities, preferably completed during the last 5 years, having implemented AFC technologies within a sound business model (30%)
(b) firm’s international urban public transport operating experience (15%)
(c) qualifications of AFC public transport ticketing expert (25%)
(d) qualifications of procurement expert with multilateral development institutions’ procurement rules (15%)
(e) qualifications of legal expert in payments and payment clearing legislation (15%)
 

Sibiu – Urban transport project – phase II

 | Published October 9, 2014  -  Deadline November 26, 2014
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Romania – Sibiu – Urban transport project – phase II Romania Romania – Sibiu – Urban transport project – phase II INVITATION FOR TENDERS Upgrade and Refurbishment of Streets along Public Transport Routes MODERNISATION OF TIMISOARA STREET This Invitation for Tenders follows the General Procurement Notice for this project ref 6251-GPN-36833 which was published on the EBRD website, Procurement Notices (www.ebrd.com) on 29th of November 2010. The Municipality of Sibiu, hereinafter referred to as “the Employer”, intends using part of the proceeds of a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the Bank) towards the cost of the upgrade and refurbishment of streets along public transport routes within the City of Sibiu. The Municipality of Sibiu now invites sealed tenders from contractors for the following contract to be funded from part of the proceeds of the loan: The contract involves the upgrading and refurbishment, including the drainage, of one street within the City of Sibiu. The works concern: The upgrading and refurbishment of Timisoara street, approximate distance 0.349 km. Work will generally include the reconstruction of the road and pavements as well as the installation of the associated road water and drainage. Work will be carried out under FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Construction – Red Book, First edition 1999. Tendering for the Project is open to contractors from any country. The contract is expected to be completed within 8 months plus Defect Notification Period of 4 year. To be qualified for the award of a contract, tenderers must satisfy the minimum criteria: an average annual turnover above 0.7 Million Euro in the last 3 years; in case of a joint venture agreement the leading firm had an average turnover above 0.42 Million Euro general experience in contracts as general contractor, subcontractor or contractor management for the past 5 years 3 similar projects, in size and nature, concluded in the last 5 years. Recommendations from previous employers and Taking-Over Certificates related to projects / contracts presented as similar experience. Availability of equipment, staff and facilities, neccessary to produce at least: 20 tonnes of asphalt mix (fully automated production), 20 tonnes of ballast and base course material, 150 m of Pre fabricated kerbs and the availability of a materials testing laboratory either on site or local to Sibiu for a proper quality assurance (2nd degree laboratory acc. to Romanian law) in the case in which a tenderer or, in the case of an association (JVCA), the leader of JVCA, has ongoing comitments with a value greater than or equal to 50% of the average turnover for the past 3 years, then the tenderer has the obligation to demonstrate, excluding any doubt, that has the capacity to carry out this contract within the set execution period, in accordance with the stipulations included in the documentation, ensuring a superior quality of the executed works the availability of a key staff comprising the Project Manager – with a degree in civil engineering, more than 7 years professional experience, thereof 3 years in similar position on road upgrading / construction works, experienced with internationally financed projects and FIDIC Conditions of contract, English fluent; 1 civil engineer who are qualified civil engineers with more than 7 years of experience thereof 3 years in leading Site Management position, experienced with FIDIC Conditions of Contract, capable of English; Materials Expert, Geotechnical Engineer, Utilities Engineer, each a qualified expert with more than 7 years of experience and proven in knowledge of Romanian and international standards (EN) and capable of English A complete set of Tender Documents may be purchased from 13th of October 2014 upon submission of a written application to the below given Email address and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of 50 € (fifty EURO) or equivalent in a convertible currency against the presentation of the respective payment slip to the Bank Account No (IBAN) RO85RNCB0227036048490011 (for EURO payments) at the BCR (Banca Comerciala Romana) Sibiu, Emil Cioran str. no. 1. or RO58TREZ57621360250XXXXX (for LEI paymets) opened at Trezoreria Mun. Sibiu. Upon receipt of appropriate evidence of payment of the non-refundable fee, the documents will promptly be dispatched. If requested, the documents will be promptly dispatched by courier, but no liability can be accepted for loss or late delivery. In addition, if requested, the documents can be dispatched electronically after presentation by the prospective tenderer of an appropriate evidence of payment of the non-refundable fee. In the event of discrepancy between electronic and hard copies of the documents, the hard copy shall prevail. All tenders must be accompanied by a tender security of 3.000 € or its equivalent in a convertible currency. Tenders must be delivered to the office at the address below on or before 26th of November 2014 at 10:00 hours local time. Electronic tender shall not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Tenders will be opened on 26th of November 2014 at 10:30 a.m. in the presence of the Tenderers’ representatives who choose to attend. A register of potential tenderers who have purchased the tender documents may be inspected at the address below. Prospective tenderers may obtain further information from, and inspect and acquire the tender documents at the following office:

Arad Urban Transport Project - Extension

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

 

INVITATION FOR TENDERS

Modernization of Tram Depot

 

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

The City of Arad, hereinafter referred to as “the Purchaser”, intends to use part of the proceeds of a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the Bank) towards the cost of ARAD URBAN TRANSPORT PROJECT PHASE III.

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

TRAM DEPOT EQUIPMENT

Lot 1: Supply of Tram Maintenance Equipment

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

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

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

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

 

Lot 1:

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

 

Lot 2:

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

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

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

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

Tenders must be delivered to the office at the address below on or before 20/04/2017, 12:00 hrs. (local time), at which time they will be opened in the presence of those tenderers’ representatives who choose to attend.

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

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

 

Mr. Iulian Morar

Head of Procurement Department

City of Arad

Bulevardul Revolutiei nr. 75, 310130, Arad, Romania

Tel: +40 257 281850, ext. 289

Email:   morar.iulian@gmail.com

           

SMART IASI URBAN TRANSPORT

 | Published April 3, 2017  -  Deadline May 18, 2017
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Client name: The City of IASI

Tender exercise: 5049733

 

General Procurement notice published: 03/01/2017

NEW STANDARD EURO 6 DIESEL BUSES, SPARE PARTS, CONSUMABLES, DIAGNOSTIC AND MAINTENANCE EQUIPMENT AND  RELATED SERVICES.

The above named client intends to use part of the proceeds of a loan from, or Grant administered by, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development ('the Bank') for the above named project. Additional financing details are as follows:

 

100% EBRD except VAT to be financed by the City of Iasi

 

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 client now invites tenders for the above mentioned contract(s). Additional description is as follows:

 

Procurement of standard low floor EURO VI Class C Diesel Buses for local transportation

 

The contract is expected to start on 21/06/2017 and last about 24 months.

 

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/7QX32WHX73

 

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.

               

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. Full conditions for participation are included in the tender documents (tender data section).

 

 Other Information:Procurement of standard low floor EURO VI Class C Diesel Buses for local transportation - Buses, ticketing equipment, passenger information system, automatic passenger counting system, monitoring system, on-board computer, audio video system and diagnostic equipment.

Client Address:

Gabriela Badarau

Procurement Department

City of Iasi

11 Stefan cel Mare si Sfant Blvd, Iasi, 700064, Romania Tel. 0232/258190, Email: licitatii@primaria-iasi.ro

 

Arad Urban Transport Project - Extension

 | Published February 23, 2017  -  Deadline February 23, 2018
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This is a republication of the GPN published in May 2015.

The City of Arad intends using the proceeds of a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development [the Bank] for a project to procurement of trams and rehabilitation of tram depot. The proposed project, which has a total estimated cost of EUR 9.4 million equivalent, Out of the loan proceeds only the following goods and related services remained to be procured :

  • Procurement and installation of tram depot equipment

Tendering for the above contracts is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2017.

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

 

Interested suppliers, contractors and consultants should contact:

Contact name: Laura Bocancios
Client City of Arad
Address: 75 Revolutiei Boulevard 310130 Arad, judetul Arad,  Romania
Email : lbocancios@primariaarad.ro
Tel:  0040257212478
Fax: 004025721247

Brasov Urban Transport Project - Extension

 | Published August 27, 2015  -  Deadline August 27, 2016
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GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE

RAT Brasov SA intends using the proceeds of a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development [the Bank] for a project to renewal of the bus and trolleybus fleet of the company. The proposed project, which has a total estimated cost of RON 105 million equivalent, will require the procurement of the following goods:

  • 85 new EURO 6low floor/low entry  EURO Diesel buses (various types)
  • 10 low foor/ low entry trolleybuses

Tendering for the above contracts is expected to begin in the 4th Quarter of 2015.

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

Interested suppliers, contractors and consultants should contact:

Mircea Cenan, Technical Director        

RAT Brasov

Str Harmanului nr 49
Mircea.cenan@ratbv.ro

Tel: +4(0) 268 335 363

Fax:      +4(0) 268.335.660         

Romania: SMART Framework - Capacity Building Programme

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The cost estimate for individual Assignments will vary depending on their specific scope, but individual budgets are expected to be in the region of EUR 100,000 – 400,000 (exclusive of VAT).

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

Funding Source:
It is anticipated that the contract will be financed through the EBRD's donor funded Technical Cooperation Funds Programme. Please note that selection, contracting and award of individual Call-Offs will be subject to the availability of funding.

Eligibility:
There are no eligibility restrictions.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2. Details of previous project experience including information on contract value, contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided (if different from duration) , main activities, objectives (max. 10 pages).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Romania: SMART Framework - Benchmarking and Funding Strategy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The cost estimate for individual Assignments will vary depending on their specific scope, but individual budgets are expected to be in the region of EUR 25,000 – 100,000 (exclusive of VAT).

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

Funding Source:
It is anticipated that the contract will be financed through the EBRD's donor funded Technical Cooperation Funds Programme. Please note that selection, contracting and award of individual Call-Offs will be subject to the availability of funding.

Eligibility:
There are no eligibility restrictions.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3. Summary CVs of key experts who could carry out the Assignments detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments, particularly assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, main activities, objectives (max. 1 page per CV).

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

The above information should not exceed 25 pages including summary CVs but excluding consultant declaration and contact sheet.

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

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

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

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

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

Galati Urban Infrastructure Rehabilitation Project

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

Health Sector Reform - P145174

Ministry of Health | Published December 24, 2015  -  Deadline February 11, 2016
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Procurement Of Equipment For Emergency Room Invitation for Bids(IFB) ROMANIA Ministry of Health ? Project managementUnit Health Sector Reform - Improving Health System Quality andEfficiency Project(HSRIHSQEP) IBRD Loan No.8362-RO Procurement of equipment for emergencyroom- IFB No. G/C1/1.1 1. The Romanian Governmentthrough the Ministry of Public Finance on behalf of the Ministry of Health has received a Loan from the International Bank forReconstruction and Developmenttoward the costof the Health Sector Reform - Improving Health System Quality andEfficiency ProjectManagement Unit(HSRIHSQEP PMU)and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this loanto payments under the contract resulting from this IFB: "Procurement of equipment for emergency room". 2. The Ministry of Health - Project Management Unit now invitessealed bids from eligible bidders for procurement of: LOTI: Monitoringequipment I.1. Monitor (ECG, EtCO2, SpO2, Invasive/Non-Invasive BP, Central Temperature) - I.2.Monitor (ECG, Respiration, SpO2,NIBP) I.3.Central monitoringstation I.4.Triagedevice LOTII: Mechanical ventilationequipment II.1. Ventilator for resuscitation room II.2. Portable ventilator LOTIII: Ultrasonographyequipment III.1. Ultrasound Doppler 3. Bidding will be conducted through theInternational Competitive Bidding procedures as specified in the World Bank's Guidelines:Procurement of Goods, Works and Non-Consulting Services under IBRD Loans and IDACredits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers  January2011 ("Procurement Guidelines"), and isopen to all eligible bidders as defined in the Procurement Guidelines. In addition, please refer to paragraphs 1.6 and 1.7 settingforth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. 4. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from theProject Management Unit(1-3, Cristian Popi?teanu St., 2nd floor, room 236, Sector 1,Bucharest, Romania) and inspect the bidding documents during office 10:00 to 16:00 hours localtime on all working days, starting with December 24th, 2015.A pre-bidmeeting which prospective bidders may attend willbe held at 14:00 hour's local time on January 14th, 2016. 5. A complete set of bidding documents in English may be requested by interested eligiblebidders upon the submission of a written application to the address below. The Bidding Documents will be delivered in hard-copy directly by hand tothe prospective bidders representatives at the premises of the Project Management Unit at the address (1) below orto the specialcourier nominated by the Bidder to pick up the BiddingDocuments from the PMU premises, if so specified in the written applicationand if the mailing transport is previously ordered by the Bidder on his expenses. Under no circumstances shall theProject Management Unit within the Ministry ofHealth be responsible to order or to pay the mailing transport of theBiddingDocuments or for any late delivery or loss of the Bidding Documents mailed by special courier nominated by the prospectiveBidder. 6. Bids must be delivered to theaddress below at or before: 12:00hour's local time on February 11th,2016. Electronicbidding will not be permitted. Late bidswill be rejected. Bids will be publicly opened in the presence of the bidders' designated representatives and anyone who choose toattend at the address (2) below at 12:00 hour's local timeon February 11th,2016. 7. All bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security in amountof: - EUR 53,000 (fifty-three thousand Euro) for LotI - EUR 30,500 (thirty thousand five hundred Euro) for Lot II - EUR18,500 (eighteen thousand fivehundred Euro) for Lot III In the case of a bid covering multiple lots the bid security amount must be no less thanthe total of the required bid security amounts per each lot, as covered by the bid. 8.  The addressreferred to above is: Ministry of Health -Project Management Unit Attn: Mr. Cristian Grasu, PMU Interim Director 1-3 Cristian Popi?teanu St., 2nd floor, room 229, postal code010024, Sector 1, Bucharest, Romania Phone: +40 (21) 307 2590; Fax: +40 (21) 307 25 87 The address (2) referred to above is: Ministry of Health 1-3 Cristian Popi?teanu St., 2nd floor, room 225A (conferenceroom), Postal code 010024, Sector 1 Bucharest, Romania

RAMP - P130202

National Agency for Fiscal Administration | Published September 11, 2015  -  Deadline October 1, 2015
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Specialized Training On Organization And Functioning Of The Romanian Banking Sector National Agency for Fiscal Administration, Romania ? REQUEST FOREXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES ?FIRMS SELECTION) ? ? ? ? Country: ROMANIA Name of the Project: Revenue Administration ModernizationProject (RAMP) Project ID:P130202 Loan No: 8261 - RO Assignment Title: Specialized Training on Organization andFunctioning of Banking Sector Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): RAMP/CS/24 ? The Romanian National Agency for Fiscal Administration (NAFA) has received a loan from the World Banktoward the cost of the Revenue Administration Modernization Project (RAMP) and intends to apply part of the proceeds for trainingservices aiming to provide specialized NAFA staff with in-depth knowledge of the organizationand functioning of the Romanian banking sector. The training curricula should include the following topics: 1. Banking products, classified per categories of such products, with detaileddescriptions of: the authorization process for such products, how the development of activities for each product is monitored,consideration of all possible steps or situations, such as, but not limited to: banking contracts for cession/assignment of debts,commissions, interests, taxable operations, provisions and related records regarding their deductibility, chain of approvals forbanking products, assessment of such products; accounting records/regulations for suchproducts; 2. Relations between technical records and accounting records in the bankingactivity; cases when technical records may serve as accounting documents; 3. Reports to be submitted by the banking companies to the National Bank ofRomania (NBR) and proceedings to check and exploit such reports; 4. Details on the exchange of information with banking authorities similar tothe NBR from EU member states and non-EU states; 5.? Rules and accounting/taxation ofthe portfolio transfer, both internal and external; 6. Types of banking frauds as identified by the NBR or by the banking companies duringtheir current activity and how such frauds may be assessed from the point of view of taxation. The Consultant shall also be responsible for all logistic arrangements, including rental of classroom,transport and accommodation for the trainees etc. as detailed in the Terms of Reference. The National Agency for Fiscal Administration (NAFA) now invites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") toindicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provideinformation demonstrating that they havethe required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The short listing criteria are as follows: -???????? Relevant experience of the firm in organizing and delivering trainings, conferences, workshops, transfer of knowledge andskills (at least three relevant projects during the lasttwo years) ? 40 points -???????? Demonstrated experience of the firm orof the proposed trainer(s) in delivering specialized training on the organization andfunctioning of the banking sector (at least three similar trainings delivered over the last two years)? ? 60 points The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank'sGuidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultant under IBRD Loansand IDA Credits & Grant by WorldBank Borrowers, from January 2011 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank'spolicy on conflict of interest.? Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a jointventure, association or consortium that may ormay not be a new legal entitybetween members who would be jointly and severally liable for the performance of the contract. The Consultants should indicate whether the EoI is being submitted as a Joint Venture or otherwise. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Selectionbased on the Consultants' Qualifications (CQS) as set out in the World Bank's ConsultantGuidelines. Consultants must provide all information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, descriptionof similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills amongstaff, etc) Expressions of Interestcan be delivered electronically at ramp@mfinante.ro or ina written form to the address below, with the subject line "Expression of Interest forSpecializedTraining on Organization and Functioning of Banking Sector ?RAMP/CS/24" due by October1st, 2015.

Galati Urban Infrastructure Rehabilitation Project

 | Published May 29, 2015  -  Deadline July 22, 2015
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GALAŢI: URBAN REHABILITATION PROJECT REHABILITATION OF TECUCI STREET This Invitation for Tenders follows the General Procurement Notice for this project which was published on the EBRD website, Procurement Notices (www.ebrd.com) on 01.10.2014. The City of Galati, 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 Galati Urban Infrastructure Rehabilitation Project. The Employer now invites sealed tenders from contractors for the following contract to be funded from part of the proceeds of the loan: Rehabilitation of Tecuci Street Rehabilitation works will include the infrastructure works as well as works on the superstructure of the components: carriageway, sidewalks; water supply and sewage networks; telecommunication and gas networks; dismantling the tram railways; street lighting. Location: Galaţi City, Tecuci Street, between 1 Decembrie 1918 Street and Traian Street, with a total of 2,300 meters in length. Duration of works: 14 months, with the defect liability period of five (5) years. The works will be carried out under the FIDIC Conditions of Contracts for Construction – The Red Book, Edition I, 1999. 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: Tenderers shall meet the eligibility requirements set forth in the Tender Documents; The Tenderer shall meet requirements concerning the history of non-performance and/or litigation awards as set forth in the Tender Documents; The Tenderer must have an average annual turnover as prime contractor (defined as billing for works in progress and completed) over the last 3 years (i.e. 2012, 2013, 2014), of no less than 39,000,000.00 lei (RON). The Tenderer must have a recorded net-profit (the result of the net financial year) within the last three (3) years (i.e. 2012, 2013, 2014); The Tenderer‘s financial indicator profitability - defined as net income from operational activities, divided by a total turnover - within the last three (3) years (i.e. 2012, 2013, 2014), must be at least 1.5%. The Tenderer must prove that he has access to a line of credit dedicated to the contract with a value of no less than 3,000,000.00 lei (RON). Within a period of 28 days from the date the contract is signed he will present proof of opening of the credit line, according to the letter model in the Forms section; An overall experience as a contractor, or managing the contractor in the past 5 years (i.e. 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014); The Tenderer shall demonstrate that it has successful experience as prime contractor in the execution of at least three projects of a nature and complexity comparable to the proposed contract, within the last 5 years. The similarity shall be based on the physical size, complexity, methods/technology or other characteristics as described in Section VI, Requirements (i.e. streets rehabilitation which include activities such as: dismantling tramway rails and overhead wiring, road works, water works, rehabilitation of street lighting); The Tenderer shall demonstrate that it has a minimum experience in the following key activities: rehabilitation of asphalt roads, water supply and sewage works rehabilitation of street lighting, Availability of a key staff, including: Project manager (civil engineer), 8 years experience in civil works, 5 years experience in a project manager position for construction / rehabilitation / modernization of public infrastructure, experience in international funded projects and FIDIC Conditions of Contracts or other similar conditions accepted at the international level, applicable to construction; Professional Engineer in road construction, 3 years experience in execution of road works with international financing, experience with FIDIC Conditions of Contracts or other similar conditions accepted at the international level, applicable to construction; Professional Certified Engineer in low voltage electrical installations (0,4 kV), 3 years experience in his field. Availability of equipment including: Concrete batching plant, Asphalt mixer plant, asphalt paver finisher, grade II certified Laboratory for carrying out analyses and tests related to quality checks during works. Tender documentation can be obtained on receipt of a written application and after the payment of a non-reimbursable fee of 200.00 lei (RON), upon the submission of proof of payment to the following account: RO35TREZ30621360250XXXXX, opened at the Galati Treasury, Tax ID Number 3814810. Upon receipt of appropriate evidence of payment of the non-refundable fee, the documents will promptly be dispatched by courier (the cost of transport being borne by the recipient). 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 tender must be accompanied by a tender security of 350,000.00 lei (RON) or its equivalent in a convertible currency. The Tenderer’s designated representative is invited to attend a pre-Tender meeting on 19.06.2015, 11 a.m., The purpose of the meeting will be to clarify issues and to answer questions on any matter that may be raised at that stage. Tenders must be must be delivered to the office at address below on or before 11.00 a.m. on 22.07.2015. The opening of tenders, in the presence of tenderers representatives who choose to attend, will be on 22.07.2015, at 11:15 a.m. A register of possible tenderers who have purchased the tender documentation can be consulted at the address below. Prospective tenderers may obtain further information and also can study and purchase tender documentation at the following location: Contact: Mariana Manu Beneficiary: GALAŢI Municipality Address: Domnească Street, no 38, zip 800008 Phone: +40.236.30.77.34 Fax: +40.236.30.77.34 E-mail: mariana.manu@primaria.galati.ro