Sustainable Resources and Climate Change
Not Yet Determined
Invitation for expressions of interest (CSU)
28 Nov 2019 at 23:59 London
Single Stage Open Competitive Selection
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the EBRD or the Bank) is actively promoting investments and policies focused on renewable energy, energy efficiency, and climate technology transfer across all countries of operations. This activity is a result of the Bank’s Green Economy Transition approach (GET), which was adopted in 2015 and could be defined as follows: “A Green Economy is a market economy in which public and private investments are made with a specific concern to minimise the impact of economic activity on the environment and where market failures are addressed through improved policy and legal frameworks aiming at accounting systematically for the inherent value of services provided by nature, at managing related risks and at catalysing innovation”.
As part of the GET strategy, the EBRD is launching “Sustainable Bioenergy Value Chain Innovation” Programme in Ukraine.The Project will promote investments in innovative bioenergy technologies and practices associated with the use of agricultural residues and waste by enabling and developing sustainable bioenergy value chains leading to significant greenhouse gas emissions reductions and in support of Ukraine’s target to increase the renewable share of total power production in the country.
EBRD intends to select and contract a consulting company (the Consultant) to the Assignment.
The expected outcome of the Assignment is to support institutional, policy and regulatory dialogue to assist the Ukrainian government in designing an effective policy framework for development of bioenergy sector in Ukraine. This Assignment will assist to lay the foundations for potential EBRD banking operations in the bioenergy and related value chain development in Ukrainian corporate sector.
The selected Consultant is expected to provide the following services:
- To develop an action plan for bioenergy capacity to reach targets set in the National Energy Strategy of Ukraine.
- To develop incentives for bioenergy technology transfer and bioenergy value chain development.
- To develop biomass certification schemes to enable biomass exchange operation.
Full Terms of Reference (TOR) of the Assignment can be found here http://www.ebrd.com/documents/procurement/80851-tors.pdf .
Consultant Selection Procedure: Single stage open competitive selection. Interested firms or groups of firms are invited to submit a Technical and Financial Proposal.
Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in January 2020 and has an estimated overall duration of 58 weeks.
Cost Estimate for the Assignment: USD 375,000 (exclusive of VAT).
Subject to availability of funding, the performance of the selected Consultant and the business needs, the Assignment may be extended beyond the current scope.
Funding Source: It is expected that the Assignment will be funded from the Technical Cooperation Funds managed by EBRD. Selection and contracting are subject to the availability of funding.
Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions based on the consultant's country of origin.
Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms preferably with previous project experience related to (i) project advisory works in the field of bioenergy supply value chain, bioenergy production; (ii) supporting public administrations in providing key policy recommendations in the field of biomass supply value chain, bioenergy production.
The Consultant's expert team is expected to include the following key experts (the 'Key Experts'):
- Team leader with minimum 10 years relevant policy expertise in leading the implementation of sector-specific policy projects with strong project management skills and a strong knowledge of Ukraine or similar EBRD Countries of Operations (COOs).
- Senior international legal/policy experts with minimum of 10 years relevant expertise in bioenergy policies.
- Senior international economists with minimum of 10 years relevant experience with bioenergy policies.
- Local legal/policy expert with minimum 5 years relevant experience relating to bioenergy sector of Ukraine.
- Local sector specialist with minimum 5 years relevant experience relating to bioenergy efficiency in Ukraine.
Submission Requirements: The consultants are now invited to submit a completed Technical and Financial Proposal as per the standard templates and instructions available at this link http://www.ebrd.com/documents/procurement/single-stage-package.docx. Interested Consultants should make themselves familiar with these Standard Templates, Standard Instructions and Conditions of Contract in preparation of their proposals.
1. The Technical Proposal shall be submitted in English electronically via eSelection not later than the Closing Date, as one single PDF file. The technical proposal should not exceed 20 pages excluding the Declaration Form and CVs (Form 1- TP 1 and Form 1 – TP 6).
2. The Financial Proposal (Form 2 – FP 1 and FP2) shall be submitted in English separately by email only to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate the Project number and title in the subject of your e-mail. Consultants are reminded of the requirement to ensure the confidentiality of the Financial Proposals.
A Technical Proposal that contains elements of a financial proposal shall be declared non-responsive.
A Financial proposal submitted together with the technical proposals via e Selection shall be declared non-responsive.
Bank Contact Person:
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
For the avoidance of doubt, technical proposals should be sent through eSelection and NOT to this email address. Financial proposals should be sent to this email address and NOT through eSelection.
Deadline to Submit Clarification Questions: Via e-mail to the Bank Contact Person by 18 November 2019.
Selection Method and Evaluation Criteria:
1. Technical Proposal Evaluation Criteria
(a) Firm's previous project experience in similar assignments (20%)
(b) Quality of the methodology proposed for the Assignment (30 %)
(c) CVs of the Key Experts (50 %).
The minimum technical score (St) required to pass is 70.
2. Opening of Financial Proposals
After the technical evaluation is completed, only the submissions which score 70% or above of the total marks available for the technical criteria will be eligible to have their financial proposals opened.
3. Combined Technical and Financial Evaluation
The lowest evaluated Financial Proposal (Fm) is given the maximum financial score (Sf) of 100. The formula for determining the financial scores (Sf) of all other Proposals is calculated as follows:
Sf = 100 x Fm/ F, in which “Sf” is the financial score, “Fm” is the lowest evaluated Financial Proposal, and “F” the price of the Proposal under consideration.
Proposals are then ranked according to their combined technical (St) and financial (Sf) scores using the weights (T = 80; F = 20) T + F = 100 as follows: S = St x T% + Sf x F%.
1. The proposal validity period is 120 days from the deadline date for the receipt of submissions. During this period, the Consultant shall maintain its original Proposal without any change, including the availability of the Experts, the proposed rates and the total price.
2. The selection will be made from the Proposals received in response to this notification only, on the basis of the submission requirements and selection criteria set out in this Procurement Notice. The highest-ranked Consultant will be selected and invited to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding.
3. Any updates of and clarifications on this procurement notice shall be announced as updates on this notice, without any other notification. In the event of changes consultants will need to download the updated versions. Consultants are required to periodically check the notice for updates. Failure to take the updates into account while preparing the Proposal may result in disqualification or penalties to the scores in the evaluation.