Early Stage Geothermal Support Framework: (PLUTO)- Development of Cumulative Impact Assessment of Geothermal Resources



Business sector:

Power and energy

Funding source:

EIPA - EU Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA)

Contract type:

Consultancy Services

Notice type:

Invitation for expressions of interest (CSU)

Issue date:

22 Aug 2018

Closing date:

13 Sep 2018   at  12:00   London

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Single stage open competitive selection

Project Description:

The Private Sector Early Stage Geothermal Development Framework (“PLUTO” or the “Programme”), approved by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (“EBRD” or the “Bank”) Board of Directors on 9 December 2015, is a framework of USD 125 million will enable geothermal energy developers to explore and begin production of geothermal wells in Turkey with the objective of filling the funding gap currently existing for those sub projects at exploratory stages of geothermal development.

The overall objective of the assignment is to provide analytical support to the Government of Turkey in developing a holistic strategic plan allowing the use of geothermal resources in a sustainable manner. Sustainable management basically involves setting up and maintaining a specific long-term production scheme. It also involves the basic ingredients of successful geothermal resource management, i.e. reinjection, monitoring and modelling.

Assignment Description:

In the context of the Programme, the Bank now intends to engage a consultant (the “Consultant”) in order to produce a Cumulative Impact Assessment (the “CIA”) which will be composed of two parts: a scoping study in Phase I and a CIA study in Phase II (the “Assignment”). The scoping study will define the issues that need to be addressed in the CIA study, considering the specific context in which the sector is being developed and is likely to be implemented. Precise activities and calendar for the CIA study will be determined on the basis of the conclusions of the scoping study.

The detailed scope of work and services (the “Services”) are further described in the full Terms of Reference (the “ToRs”) attached hereto:


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 November 2018 and has an estimated overall duration of up to 8 months.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment:

EUR 250,000.00(exclusive of VAT).

The Contract award is subject to availability of funding, the performance of the selected Consultant and the business needs, the Assignment may be extended beyond the current scope.

The Consultant must determine whether any VAT would be chargeable on the services and the basis for that determination, without taking into consideration the special status of the Bank 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:

It is anticipated that the contract will be financed by the EU Instrument for Pre- Accession Assistance 2013 (the “IPA 2013”).


There are no eligibility restrictions based on the Consultant's nationality.

Consultant Profile:

Corporate services are required.

The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms preferably with previous project experience in the following:

  • Geothermal energy projects and GHG emission reduction scenarios;
  • Experience in Strategic Environmental and Social Assessments and EIA process for energy related projects, preferably in Turkey or similar EBRD’s countries of operations;
  • Knowledge of EBRD’s Performance Requirements as well as the Bank’s Environmental and Social Policies; and
  • Previous experience in working with EBRD or other IFIs.

The Consultant's expert team is expected to include the following key experts (the 'Key Experts'):

a)Key Expert 1: Team Leader, with preferably 15 years of professional and academic experience:

  • in the environment and energy sector;
  • in leading and supporting environmental projects, including expertise an
  • experience with cumulative impact assessment in Turkey, EU and EBRD’s countries of operations;in environmental impact assessment, in particular with assessing impacts of Power Sector projects;
  • implementation of similar projects in Turkey; and
  • Fluency in English and good knowledge of Turkish

b)Key Expert 2: Social and Environmental scientists/Expert(s) with a Graduate Degree and preferably 7-10 years of experience in:

  • in characterizing baseline conditions and assessing impacts of programs and policies on people and the environment, locally in Turkey and/or internationally in countries of operations of the EBRD; and
  • Good knowledge of English and Turkish.

c)Key Expert 3: Stakeholder Engagement expert with a Graduate Degree and preferably 7-10 years of experience in:

  • Designing and implementing programs to identify and involve local and public stakeholders in decision-making for environmental and power sector cumulative impact assessment projects;
  • Good communication and presentation skills;
  • Good knowledge of English and Turkish.

d) Key Expert 4: Social assessment expert/ analyst(s) with a Graduate Degree and :

  • Preferably 5-7 years of local and international experience in working with rural communities
  • Good understating of IFIs (such as EBRD, World Bank, IFC etc.) project related social requirements; and
  • Experience of social assessment of energy related projects in Turkey or/and other countries of operations of the EBRD.

e) Key Expert 5: Technical Expert/ Geologist (s) with a Graduate Degree and:

  • Preferably 10-15 years of experience in local and international experience in geothermal power engineering; and
  • Technical experience of geothermal projects, design and operation in Turkey or countries of operations of the EBRD.

f) Key Expert 6: GIS specialist with a Graduate Degree and preferably 5 years of experience:

  • In local and international in GIS/CAD mapping;

Pool of Local expert (s) with Graduate Degree and preferably 7-10 years of experience in the following sectors:

  • Environmental assessment, public consultations and environmental legislation; and
  • Strong understanding of environmental and social challenges in Turkey especially with regards to geothermal sector.

Submission Requirements: Interested consultants are now invited to submit a completed Technical and Financial Proposal as per the standard templates and instructions available here: 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 25 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 Bank Contact Person. 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.

Bank Contact Person:

Aspasia Tsekeri
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN

(submissions should be sent through eSelection and NOT to this email address)

Deadline to Submit Clarification Questions: Via e-mail to the Bank Contact Person 2 weeks before the closure of the deadline.

Selection Method and Evaluation Criteria:

1. Technical Proposal Evaluation Criteria

(a) Firm's previous project experience in similar assignments (30%)

(b) Quality of the methodology/ technical proposal proposed for the Assignment (30%)

(c) CVs of the Key Experts (40%).

The minimum technical score (St) required to pass is 80.

2. Opening of Financial Proposals

After the technical evaluation is completed, only the submissions which score 80 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

Financial proposal will be given a weighting of 20%.

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%.

Important Notes:

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.