Détails du projet

Vue d'ensemble

Titre du projet

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

Tender / Procurement notice
31 jui 2019
8 aoû 2019
14 aoû 2019


14 août 2019

Date limite

21 août 2019


65 249 USD

Type d'approvisionnement

Consultants indépendants


49407-005 Package #4 UZB: National Technical Expert (Tashkent District Heating)

Bailleur de fonds

ADB - Banque Asiatique de Développement

Durée estimée

12 mois



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 National
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 #4
Package Name UZB: National Technical Expert (Tashkent District Heating)

Advance Action No

Engagement Period 12 MONTH

Consulting Services Budget USD 70,000

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

Country of eligibility for national consultants Same as country of assignment

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


Primary Agency Country Agency Role
Asian Development Bank Regional Executing Agency

Publishing History

Type Publication Date Published By Duration of Advertisement Deadline
Original 31-Jul-2019 Aida May L. Tiansay 7 DAYS 06-Aug-2019

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. 60,249
Contingency 5,000


Terms of Reference

Expertise Public-Private Partnership

Expertise Group Finance and Investment
TOR Keywords

Source National

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

ADB (the “Client”) is seeking the services of a National Technical Expert (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 technical evaluation of the USP, including, inter alia, technical solutions, technology
choices, efficiency and performance forecasts, project planning, environmental and social impacts and
cost estimates particularly under the local context;

b) Provide support to the preparation of pre-feasibility assessment or study, if required;

c) Coordinate and collaborate with other consultants (technical, legal, etc.) as needed; and

d) Engage with the Government and other stakeholders as required.

Where requested or appropriate, the Consultant will participate in technical consultations, discussions,
and/or negotiations on behalf of the Client and play a key role in the 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 the technical matters relating to the procurement of the
Project as a PPP. The Consultant is expected to contribute technical inputs and insights based on the
local context and the prevalent local practices;

(ii) Provide required technical outputs to other consultants retained of the Project; identify any gaps
or missed items which are considered necessary under the local context;

(iii) From the local perspective, support the preparation of a pre-feasibility assessment or study as
may be required, 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;

(iv) Support the technical aspects of USP assessment (in collaboration with other DH experts) by
providing inputs based on the local context and prevalent local practices. The Consultant should include
an assessment on and determination of technical issues and engineering aspects related to heat source,
water supply, fuel supply, heat demand, equipment and equipment design standards, heat network plan,
environment and social impact (emission and noise, etc.), project site conditions, electrical parts,
labor and operational safety, fire prevention, resource utilization, energy efficiency and conservation,
water conservation, human resource requirements, process plan of the heat source plant and heating
network, implementation schedule, and capital expenditures and operating and maintenance calculations,
among others. Support the Client in negotiating the USP for the Project, as may be required, ensuring
reasonableness and alignment with the Government’s objective;

(v) Provide technical support such as, but not limited, to costing (including Project capex and opex
requirements), 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;

(vi) In view of the review of the USP, support the Client in developing a recommendation on the
acceptance or rejection of the USP;

(vii) In case of acceptance of the USP, support the Client and the Government in preparing and running
the tender process for the Project on technical matters including items in (viii), responding to
technical queries from applicants and bidders, attending pre-qualification and pre-bid meetings,
technical evaluation of proposals received, etc. Where necessary, assist the Client and the Government
in responding to the technical queries and in negotiating with potential bidders on technical matters,
including providing the relevant information needed in carrying out such negotiation. Review any
proposals received for technical comments;

(viii) Advise in and/or provide relevant information needed for the drafting of 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;

(ix) In case of rejection, provide expert support to the Client on technical matters relating to
discussions with the Government on possible way forward;

(x) Support the Client by providing other assistance in matters relating to DH PPPs and in other matters
as may be required;

Detailed Tasks and/or Expected Output

Services enumerated in items (i) to (x) 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 bachelor's degree in engineering. The Consultant must have extensive
experience as engineer for the design and operation of district heating projects developed preferably
under a PPP scheme, for a government in Central Asia, engineering companies, sponsors, developers,
and/or technical consultants. Experience must 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 Russian and English and must be able to work in both languages.

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

Minimum General Experience 10 Years
Minimum Specific Experience (relevant to assignment) 6 Years
Regional/Country Experience Required

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
Tashkent, Uzbekistan 130 09-Aug-2019 08-Aug-2020