The Enhanced Partnership - Regional Infrastructure Modernisation Programme Framework
Kazakhstan, 15 November 2016
The Enhanced Partnership Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Modernisation Framework and the District Heating Modernisation Framework: CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME PANEL OF PRE-QUALIFIED CONSULTANTS
The Enhanced Partnership Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Modernisation Framework and the District Heating Modernisation Framework (the "Frameworks") are an integral part of the Enhanced Partnership Framework Arrangement ("EPFA") signed between the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the "EBRD" or the "Bank") and the Government of Kazakhstan ("GoK").
The EBRD and the GoK have agreed to a packaged Technical Cooperation ("TC") approach that would support all EPFA co-financed sub-projects in Kazakhstan and in 2016 launched a Corporate Development Programme ("CDP") Framework (the "CDP Framework") aimed to support commercialisation of the Bank's clients.
The beneficiaries of the CDP Framework are municipal water/wastewater or district heating enterprises (each, the "Company" or the "Beneficiary"), wholly owned by the respective city or region (each, the "City").
Each Beneficiary under the CDP Framework is at differing stages of corporate development and will require a variety of types of support to continue to improve their capacity.
The EBRD is now seeking to expand the list of consultancy firms prequalified for the CDP assignments under the Framework (the "Consultants") by pre-shortlisting up to eight firms as Preferred Suppliers. The firms pre-shortlisted by EBRD will be eligible for participation in the next stage of consultant selection – evaluation of proposals for specific assignments - to be managed by EBRD respective clients. The selected Consultants will support the Beneficiaries in implementing individual Corporate Development Programmes over the 2016-2019 period. The Preferred Suppliers shortlist would be refreshed every 1-2 years depending on demand to ensure a competitive approach is maintained.
The general scope of services required is described in the terms of reference, which is accessible through this link.
For each individual CDP assignment, a secondary competition will be launched by the Beneficiaries, whereby the EBRD clients will select and engage the Consultants following evaluation of proposals received from the selected Preferred Suppliers.
Consultants will be engaged for the individual assignments in accordance with the EBRD's Procurement Policies and Rules ("PP&Rs"). The Bank, on behalf of the Beneficiary, may send to some or all consultant(s) from the Preferred Suppliers list terms of reference for the individual assignments. Terms of reference will include a description of the tasks to be performed, time-schedules and reporting instructions. The Consultant(s) will respond by sending to the Bank's client a technical and financial proposal for the specific assignment together with details of the expert(s) proposed to carry out the work (subject to condition on Key experts explained above). The Bank's client will then assess the response(s) and – subject to successful negotiations – the Bank will issue a contract for the individual assignment to the selected Consultant.
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