Project details

Overview

Project title

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: Sector Specialist

Country Programme / Action Plan
Tender / Procurement notice
18 May 2019
Re-advertisement / Re-launch
30 May 2019
Extension
5 Jun 2019
Re-advertisement / Re-launch
17 Aug 2019

Published

17 August 2019

Deadline

23 August 2019

Budget

225 000 USD


Procurement type


Individual consultants

Reference

49407-005 Package #2 UZB: Sector Specialist

Funding Agency

ADB - Asian Development Bank


Estimated duration

12 months


Countries

Uzbekistan

Date Published: 17-Aug-2019 Deadline of Submitting EOI: 23-Aug-2019 11:59 PM Manila local time

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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: Water and Wastewater Sector Specialist

Advance Action No
Engagement Period 12 MONTH
Consulting Services Budget USD 250,000
Budget Type Estimated

Approval Number 9292
Approval Date 28-Dec-2016
Estimated Short-listing Date 23-Aug-2019
Estimated Commencement Date 30-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 Pratish Halady
Designation Principal Public-Private Partnership Specialist
Asian Development Bank
Email phalady@adb.org

Agencies

Primary Agency Country Agency Role Contact Person Asian Development Bank Regional Executing Agency Mr. Pratish Halady

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. 219,703
Contingency 5,297

TOTAL 225,000

Terms of Reference

Expertise Water and Wastewater Sector Specialist
Expertise Group Finance and Investment
TOR Keywords

Source International
Objective and Purpose of the Assignment

The Government of Uzbekistan is receiving Technical Assistance (“TA”) from the Asia Pacific Project
Preparation Facility (“AP3F”) for the preparation of a pre-feasibility study (“PFS”) and the preparation
works in relation to the transfer of water supply and sewage services (“WSS”) in the cities of
Samarkand, Bukhara, Namangan and Karshi to private operators under a public-private partnership (“PPP”)
scheme (the “Project”).

In accordance with Presidential Decree dated 30 November 2018, the refurbishment, operation and
maintenance of the WSS infrastructure in those four cities will be tendered under one or more bid
packages.

The Asian Development Bank (“ADB”) is the mandated transaction advisor (“Transaction Advisor”) to the
Government of Uzbekistan and will lead the preparation, structuring and procuring of the Project.

ADB’s scope of services include (i) conduct a PFS of the Project including a technical, legal and
financial review of existing WSS assets and services, (ii) recommend optimal commercial and financial
structure for implementation of the Project under a PPP scheme, including the optimal bundling of assets
across the four cities (iii) supervising, managing, and coordinating inputs of technical, legal and
other advisors appointed for the Project, (iv) support the Government in running a competitive tender
process, bid evaluation and selection of preferred bidder, and providing necessary support negotiations
leading to signing of the concession agreement for the Project.

Scope of Work

ADB (the “Client”) is seeking the services of a Sector Specialist (the “Consultant”) who will directly
support the Government throughout the implementation of the Project and provide operational capacity
building support on water and wastewater matters. The main objective of the Consultant’s assignment is
to:

a) Assist the Government (and as needed MHCS, the hokimiyats) on a day-to-day basis throughout the
process leading to the award of the Project to successful bidders; and,

b) Buildup the Government’s expertise in PPPs and operational matters relating to water and wastewater,
and thus strengthen capacity to develop successful PPP projects in water and wastewater sector in the
future.

Detailed Tasks and/or Expected Output

The Consultant’s tasks will include but not be limited to, working with the Government and other
stakeholders to:

i. Assist in any areas where support is needed on a day to day basis, for the preparation of the
Project, including but not limited to providing operational advice on water and wastewater matters,
coordinating between government agencies and the 4 municipalities, etc.

ii. Share experience and lessons learned in other countries from water and wastewater PPPs as relevant
to the preparation of the Project;

iii. Review existing setups and monitoring processes within MHCS and utilities in the 4 cities, and make
recommendation on how to set up Government’s team to work with the Transaction Advisor and other
consultants, and more generally to monitor and contribute to the preparation of the Project;

iv. Support MHCS and the transaction advisor and its consultant team on on-the ground operational
support, including obtaining data from MHCS and relevant water utilities, conducting coordination
activities, and other technical and operational matters as required.

v. Assist the Government and other stakeholders in the review of the Transaction Advisors’ and other
consultants’ milestones reports; and,

vi. Provide any support required by the Government or the Client, or the Transaction Advisor.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

The Consultant must have experience in utilities and water PPPs for a Government agency, engineering
companies, sponsors, developers, and/or technical consultants. Experience would preferably include one
or more projects in Asia and involving major refurbishing and technological upgrade for WSS. Russian and
English-speaking ability is required.

Minimum General Experience 10 Years
Minimum Specific Experience (relevant to assignment) 10 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 180 30-Aug-2019 26-Mar-2020
Home Office, Other 20 27-Mar-2020 28-Apr-2020 To be determined.

Total 200