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Project name

Dushanbe - Uzbekistan Border Road Improvement Project

Country

Tajikistan

Business sector

Transport

Project ID

42232

Funding source

EBRD and RT

Type of contract

Services

Type of notice

Invitation for Expressions of Interest

Issue date

10 May 2018

Closing date

25 May 2018, 17:00 pm Dushanbe time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONSULTANCY SERVICES

INVITATION FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

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

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

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

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

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

 Higher degree in finance or equivalent.

  • 2 years of similar experience in the payment procedures in projects funded by international donors. Experience in the EBRD's projects will be considered as an advantage.
  • 1 years of work with 1-C accounting, knowledge of accounting and financial procedures, norms and rules.
  • Fluency in Russian, Tajik and English languages.
  • Excellent computer skills, knowledge of Microsoft applications.

 The assignment is expected to start immediately after selection of a Consultant and respective consultancy contract signature (which is expected by the end of June 2018) with estimated total duration of 34 (thirty four) months.

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

 Procurement of the consultancy services will be conducted in accordance with the EBRD’s Procurement Policies and Rules. The consultants will be selected following the shortlisting procedures. The selection will normally be made from responses to this notification only. Consultants will NOT be asked to submit a proposal. The highest-ranked Consultant will be selected from a shortlist and be invited to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding.

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

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

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

  1. CV qualifications, experience in similar assignments, particularly assignments undertaken in the previous 5 (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.
  2. Completed Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet, the template for which is available from the following web-link:

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

 The above information should not exceed 10 pages. The complete expression of interest, original in English, 1 copy in English and 1 copy in Russian and one electronic copy in PDF format, should be submitted to the address specified below in an envelope marked "Expression of Interest for the Financial Specialist for Dushanbe - Uzbekistan Border Road Improvement Project ", and shall be delivered to the client not later than 25 May 2018, 17 p.m. (Dushanbe time).

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

 The shortlist selection criteria are:

 Applicant’s general qualification - 25 %

  1. Applicant’s experience in similar projects - 30 %
  2. Applicant’s experience in working with international organization and/or organisations/projects funded by international donors - 30 %
  3. Applicant’s project experience in Tajikistan or other countries in the region with similar legislative framework and similar climate conditions - 15 %

 Further information may be obtained from:

 Mr. Nurali Arabzoda, Acting Executive Director

Project Implementation Unit for Roads Rehabilitation

14 Ayni Street, Dushanbe, Tajikistan, 734042

Telephone: +992 (37) 222-2073

E-mail: piurr@bk.ru