تفاصيل المشروع

نظرة عامة

عنوان المشروع

Strengthening Project Preparation Capacity in Asia and the Pacific - Supporting Preparation of Infrastructure Projects with Private Sector Participation in Asia Pacific (Subproject 4) - #2 UZB: PPP Technical Expert (Tashkent District Heating)

Tender / Procurement notice
31 يول 2019
Extension
10 اغس 2019
Extension
14 اغس 2019

منشور

14 اغسطس 2019

الموعد النهائي

21 اغسطس 2019

الميزانية

154 494 USD


نوع التزويد


الاستشاريين الأفراد

المرجع

49407-005 Package #2 UZB: PPP Technical Expert (Tashkent District Heating)

وكالة التمويل

ADB - مصرف التنمية الأسيوي


المدة المقدرة

12 الشهور


البلدان

أوزبكستان

EXTENSION

Deadline of Submitting EOI: 21-Aug-2019 11:59 PM Manila local time

Selection Profile

Consultant Type Individual
Selection Method Individual Consultants Selection (ICS)
Source International
Technical Proposal Not Applicable

Selection Title Strengthening Project Preparation Capacity in Asia and the Pacific - Supporting Preparation of Infrastructure Projects with Private Sector Participation in Asia Pacific (Subproject 4)

Package Number #2
Package Name UZB: PPP Technical Expert (Tashkent District Heating)

Advance Action No

Engagement Period 12
MONTH

Consulting Services Budget USD 160,000

Budget Type Estimated

Approval Number 9292
Approval Date 28-Dec-2016
Estimated Short-listing Date 06-Aug-2019
Estimated Commencement Date 09-Aug-2019

Open to non-Member Countries No

Additional Information Possibility of contract extension Not known

Possibility of consideration for downstream assignment Not known

Indefinite Delivery Contract (IDC) No

Country of assignment Uzbekistan

Contact Information Project Officer Rachel Yew
Designation Operations Coordination Specialist
Asian Development Bank
Email ryew@adb.org
Contact Person for Inquiries Olivier E. Kueny
Designation Public-Private Partnership Specialist
Asian Development Bank
Email okueny@adb.org


Agencies

Primary Agency Country Agency Role Contact Person View Details

Asian Development Bank Regional Executing Agency

Cost Estimate

Cost Items Amount in USD
Remuneration and Other Expenses
All activities and inputs in the TOR but not limited to remuneration, per diem, air travel, miscellaneous travel expenses, report preparation, production, and transmission, land transportation, communications, etc. 150,387
Contingency 4,107

TOTAL 154,494

Terms of Reference

Expertise Public-Private Partnership

Expertise Group Finance and Investment
TOR Keywords

Source International

Objective and Purpose of the Assignment The Government of Uzbekistan, through the Tashkent City Municipality, is receiving Technical Assistance
(“TA”) from the Asia Pacific Project Preparation Facility (“AP3F”) for the project preparation and
tender support for an unsolicited proposal (“USP”) for the upgrade, operations, and maintenance of
District Heating (“DH”) services in Tashkent under a lease or affermage structure (“Project”). The TA
will include assistance for direct negotiation or tender preparation and tender execution (as the case
may be under the PPP Law).
The Asian Development Bank (“ADB”) is the mandated transaction advisor (“Transaction Advisor”) to the
Government of Uzbekistan (“Government”) and will lead the preparation, negotiation, structuring, and
procuring of the Project.
In accordance with the PPP Law adopted on 10 May 2019, assistance will first be provided to the
Government in the detailed review of the USP which will be followed by support in negotiating the USP
and advice on its acceptance or rejection. If the USP is accepted, assistance will be provided to the
Government to advertise the Project and seek potential challengers. In case of market interest,
assistance will be provided to run an international competitive tender to grant the Project. In case no
challengers’ offers materialize, assistance will be provided to the Government in finalizing
negotiations in view of signing the lease agreement. More generally, assistance will be provided to the
Government to facilitate the Project award and signing of the lease agreement and other required Project
documents.

ADB (the “Client”) is seeking the services of a Technical Public-Private Partnership (“PPP”) Expert
(International) (the “Consultant”) who will directly support the Client in carrying out its obligations
as the Transaction Advisor. The main objectives of the Consultant’s assignment are to:
a) Perform the operational evaluation of the USP, including, inter alia, technical solutions, technology
choices, efficiency and performance forecasts, project planning, environmental and social impacts and
cost estimates;
b) Provide support in the preparation of a pre-feasibility assessment or study, if required;
c) In case a tender is required under the PPP Law, provide operational/technical expertise and
assistance in preparing and running the tender including preparing bid documents including technical
specifications, performing the technical evaluation of offers received and participating in negotiations
with bidders;
d) Coordinate and collaborate with other consultants (technical, legal, etc.) as needed; and;
e) Engage with the Government and other stakeholders’ as required.

Where requested or appropriate, the Consultant, will conduct operational/technical consultations,
discussions, and/or negotiations on behalf of the Client and play a key role in development of
sustainable business options for the Project.

Scope of Work The Consultant’s tasks will include, but not be limited to, working with the Client, the Government, and
other consultants to:
(i) Assist the Client and the Government on all operational matters relating to the procurement of the
Project as a PPP including an assessment of the proposed lease or affermage structure and a
recommendation of the most appropriate PPP structure for the Project. International experts are
specifically expected to bring in international best practices and knowledge of cutting-edge
technologies for building sustainability and resilience as well as to explore ways to apply them to the
context of the Project;
(ii) Support the pre-feasibility assessment (in collaboration with other international and local DH
experts), including reviewing of existing studies and surveys; carrying out additional assessments if
required, developing a preliminary recommendation on feasibility of the Project, and conducting concept
level pre-feasibility assessment for purposes of PPP tendering, as may be required. Support the Client
in negotiating the USP for the Project, as may be required, ensuring reasonableness and alignment with
the Government’s objective;
(iii) Provide USP assessment support from an operational/technical perspective, such as, but not
limited, to the review and/or determination of capital and operating costs considering the demand
assessment, design, market/demand studies to establish benchmarks for technical aspects of the Project;
environmental and sustainability/resilience analysis, as may be requested by the Client and the
Government in respect of the district heating network infrastructure;
(iv) In view of the review of the USP, support the Client in developing a recommendation on the
acceptance or rejection of the USP;
(v) In case of acceptance of the USP, support the Client and the Government in preparing and running the
tender process for the Project on commercial and operational/technical matters including items in (vi)
responding to queries from applicants and bidders, attending pre-qualification and pre-bid meetings,
technical evaluation of proposals received, etc. as required. Where necessary, assist the Client and the
Government in responding to the commercial and operational/technical queries and in negotiating with
potential bidders on commercial and operational/technical matters, including providing the relevant
information needed in carrying out such negotiation. Review any proposals received for technical
comments;
(vi) Lead in the support in providing advice and relevant information needed for the drafting of
contractual provisions in project documents, such as, but not limited to, clauses dealing with the
design and upgrade/construction process, technical specifications, information reporting, output
requirements and performance measurement, as well as relevant sections dealing with Minimum Performance
Standards and Specifications, Key Performance Indicators, and other technical matters. Draft relevant
technical schedules as needed. Play a key role in assisting the Client and the Government to prepare
relevant tender documents (including but not limited to pre-qualification and bid evaluation criteria
and other sections as required) and the evaluation of the submitted proposal/s;
(vii) In case of rejection of the USP, provide specialist support to the Client on operational matters
relating to discussions with the Government on possible way forward;
(viii) Support the Client in providing general assistance in matters relating to DH PPPs, as required.


Detailed Tasks and/or Expected Output Services enumerated in items (i) to (viii) in the Scope of Work will be provided to support the Client
and the Government as required.
Minimum Qualification Requirements The Consultant will have at least a master’s degree in engineering. The Consultant must have extensive
experience as engineer for the design and operation of district heating projects and/or distribution
networks developed under a PPP scheme for engineering companies, sponsors, developers, and/or technical
consultants. Experience would preferably include one or more projects in Central Asia and involving
major refurbishing and technological upgrade for district heating networks. S/he must have excellent
oral and written communication skills in English. Knowledge of Russian language would be an advantage.

The Consultant should be organized to be able to work orally and in writing in Russian, either by using
Russian speakers, or by using qualified translators. All working meetings in Uzbekistan may have to be
conducted in Russian and all deliverables may be requested to be provided in Russian and the Consultant
will be responsible for any related cost/time incurred.

Minimum General Experience 15
Years

Minimum Specific Experience (relevant to assignment) 10
Years

Regional/Country Experience Desired

Schedule and Places of Assignment (chronological and inclusive of travel)

Schedule Type Intermittent

Max. Working Days/Week Home Office 5
Field 6

City and Country Working Days Estimated Start Date Estimated End Date Other Details (use if place selected is Others)
Tashkent, Uzbekistan 42 09-Aug-2019 30-Nov-2019
Home Office, Other 88 01-Dec-2019 08-Aug-2020 To be determined.

Total
130