Dnipropetrovsk Metro Extension – Lender’s Technical Supervisor
The Project will finance the construction of three new stations and a 4 kilometre extension of the existing line to the City centre to effectively complete the first line, in the corridor of Karla Marxa, one of the main streets of the City.
UK-London: EBRD – Dnipropetrovsk Metro Extension – Lender’s Technical Supervisor
Project name: Dnipropetrovsk Metro Construction Completion Project – Lender’s Project Monitor
Business sector: Municipal and Environmental Infrastructure
Project ID: TCS 36946
Funding source: EBRD Special Shareholder Fund
Type of contract: Consultancy Services
Type of notice: Invitation for Expressions of Interest
Issue date: 22 Oct 2012
Closing date: 12 Nov 2012
Assignment Description: The City of Dnipropetrovsk (the City), with the support of the Government of Ukraine (the Government), will receive joint co-financing from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the EBRD or the Bank) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) (together, the Banks) to improve urban transport in Dnipropetrovsk by expanding the current metro system (the Project).
The Project will finance the construction of three new stations and a 4 kilometre extension of the existing line to the City centre to effectively complete the first line, in the corridor of Karla Marxa, one of the main streets of the City. Implementation of the Project is expected to increase significantly the annual passenger volumes as the extension will bring the metro service into the City centre, a densely populated area with high economic activity. While the existing ridership is 13 million annually, the estimated annual ridership would be 26 million passengers in the first year that Line 1 metro would be fully operational. In addition to the limited metro service (currently a single line of 7 kilometres in length), the public transport system in Dnipropetrovsk includes tram and trolleybus services, as well as ca. 2,000 private minibuses.
The objective of the metro expansion project is to improve the provision of mass transit in Dnipropetrovsk as part of an overall strategy to achieve sustainable urban transport in the city. With a population of one million registered in the city and a significant number of temporary employees and students, the current transport system based primarily on buses and minibuses no longer enables efficient urban mobility, especially in the face of rising car ownership, leading to congestion.
The restructuring required by the Bank to transfer the metro system to the City (achieved by national decree in late 2011) will ensure that the City develops the project as part of a comprehensive public transport strategy, including the introduction of a Public Service Contract (PSC) and a single electronic ticketing system for trams, trolleybuses and the extended metro.
To implement the Project, a Project Implementation Unit (PIU) is being established to operate with the City and Dnipropetrovskiy Metropoliten (Dnipropetrovsk Metro Company – the Company). The PIU will be staffed by qualified local personnel, and will co-ordinate all activities under the Project.
In light of the complexity of the metro construction contract, the Bank is seeking to contract a Lender’s Technical Supervisor to assist it in monitoring project implementation in light of its proposed loan. The Bank has mobilised technical co-operation funding to assist the City with project preparation, including a Technical Feasibility Study, Environmental Impact Assessment, and Economic Analysis and Cost Recovery Study. The findings of these studies will be made available to the consultant (the Consultant) selected for this Assignment.
The Consultant’s overall responsibility will be to assist the Bank in monitoring the implementation of the loan proceeds to ensure that the Project’s construction and operation are carried out in accordance with the implementation, investment and financing plans as well as envisaged standards and applicable laws and regulations and in accordance with the loan agreements and other related project documents.
The main objectives of the Assignment shall be to:
– monitor and audit the performance of the City, the Company, PIU, the PIU support consultant and the Project Manager (works supervisor) during Project construction and start-up;
– monitor the implementation of the civil works contracts on behalf of the Bank, including achievement of physical completion; and
– identify any key problems which may jeopardise implementation and advise the Bank on remedial measures so that corrective action can be taken.
The Lender’s Supervisor shall acquire hands-on knowledge of the construction process through regular visits to the Project and shall regularly report to the Bank on the progress of the site as required.
Assignment Start Date and Duration: The assignment is expected to start in Q1 2013 and last for 5 years. The Assignment may be extended at the end of five years depending on the progress of the Project.
Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 295,000; Exclusive of VAT.
The consultant must determine whether any VAT would be chargeable on the services and the basis for that determination, without taking into consideration the Bank’s special status as an IFI and state this to the Bank in their response to the Invitation for Expressions of Interest. To the extent that a consultant incurs input VAT on goods and services purchased in connection with the provision of services (e.g. VAT on airline ticket) which is not otherwise recoverable by the consultant from the local tax authority, the gross cost to the consultant of such expenses shall be treated as a reimbursable expense.
Funding Source: EBRD Shareholder Special Fund.
Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.
Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or group of firms, with a team of senior multi-sector technical and financial specialists with an extensive working experience as project managers for implementation of large multi-sector projects in the international market. The Consultant will provide one international expert as the lead consultant for this assignment, supported by a range of multi-disciplinary experts to respond to project issues as they arise. It is anticipated that the Consultant’s team shall include the following professional expertise:
– Technical Monitor;
– Project Manager;
– Procurement and Contracts Specialist;
– Engineers; and
– Financial Experts.
The Consultant is required to provide the EBRD with independent, impartial advice, and as such will not be permitted to have a commercial interest in any other contracts or agreements for the Project.
It is recommended that a part of the consultancy input will be carried out by local sub-consultants.
Status: Interested firms or groups of firms are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest.
In order to determine the capability and experience of consulting firms seeking to be shortlisted, the information submitted should include the following:
– company profile, organisation and staffing;
– details of experience or similar assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including their locations;
– CVs of staff who could be available to work on the assignment.
The above information should not exceed 25 pages excluding CVs.
Expressions of Interest shall be submitted, in English, in one file not exceeding 4MB, electronically through e-Selection. Do not send expressions of interest to the EBRD’s contact person.
Georgia Vasiliadis, CSU Advisor, European Bank of Reconstruction and Development, One Exchange Square, LondonEC2A 2JN, UNITED KINGDOM. Tel: + 44 20 7338 7750. Fax: +44 20 7338 7451, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The expression of interest must be accompanied by a completed Contact Sheet, the template for which is available from the following web-link:
Note: Following this Invitation for Expression of Interest, a shortlist of qualified firms will be formally invited to submit proposals. Consultant shortlisting and selection is subject to availability of funding.