Single Stage Open Competitive Selection
23.07.2020 EBRD'S RESPONSE TO REQUESTS FOR CLARIFICATIONS IS NOW AVAILABLE VIA THE FOLLOWING LINK:
16.07.2020 THE DEADLINE FOR THE SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 31ST JULY 2020
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “EBRD” or the “Bank”) has partnered with International Maritime Organisation (“IMO”) to promote sustainable maritime transport by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) to combine EBRD’s experience and expertise in investment and finance with IMO's global mandate and outreach. The partnership with IMO is expected to contribute to transforming shipping into an environmentally friendly alternative to land transport in the regions where both institutions are active. International shipping transports over 80 per cent of global trade all over the world. Shipping is the most efficient and cost-effective method of international transport for most goods; it provides a dependable, low-cost means of transporting goods globally, facilitating commerce and helping to create prosperity among nations.
As part of this initiative a market research study is required to identify investment opportunities for shipowners, shipyards and ports (port authorities and terminal operators) to enable provision of sustainable transport solutions and compliance with international best practice and the IMO regulation.
The objective of the assignment is to identify potential project and investment opportunities in the maritime sector in Turkey, consistent with the Green Economy Transition (“GET”) principles and criteria that could be implemented as EBRD’s transport infrastructure projects. The identified investment opportunities are expected to facilitate compliance with IMO regulation related to cutting sulphur oxide emissions from marine fuels, a reduction in total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of at least 50% by 2050 compared with 2008, improvements in ballast water management, and go beyond IMO requirements and standard practice in the region in addressing climate change vulnerability of the maritime sector.
The Consultant is expected to be experienced in engaging with relevant stakeholders in the sectors and should have a proven and extensive client contact network within the sector in Turkey.
Full Terms of Reference (TOR) of the Assignment can be found via the following link:
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 July 2020 and has an estimated overall duration of two months.
The Start Date will depend on the travel conditions and restrictions imposed by governments to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus, in the countries the experts are required to travel to, if applicable, to ensure their safety.
Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 75,000.00 (exclusive of VAT).
Funding Source: It is anticipated that the contract will be financed by the ERBD Shareholder Special Fund. 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 the maritime sector in Turkey, IMO standards, climate related aspects and green investments. The Consultant is expected to have the required expertise in maritime sector transport solutions in Turkey and best practices for green ports, green shipping and green shipyards, an in-depth knowledge of the relevant regulatory requirements and the major players including main active Banks in the market. The Consultant is expected use the existing studies and their expert judgement and experience to deliver this study.
The Consultant's expert team is expected to include the following key experts (the 'Key Experts'):
o Key Expert 1 - Project manager preferably with 15 years of experience in managing transport infrastructure projects with excellent communication skills and preferably experience in Turkey and EBRD’s countries of operations;
o Key Expert 2 - International and local maritime transport infrastructure specialist/engineer(s) with experience in large infrastructure projects in Turkey and other EU countries or EBRD’s countries of operations;
o Key Expert 3 - Environmental specialist with experience in application of solutions aimed at emissions minimisation, climate change resilience and environmental performance improvements in the maritime sector.
o Key Expert 4 - Climate change expert with experience in both climate change mitigation and climate change adaptation in the ports sector.
The key experts may be complemented by other team members and support services to cover all tasks specified in the Terms of Reference. As such the list of key experts is not an exhaustive list of all skills and competencies needed to fulfil this assignment.
Submission Requirements: The consultants are now invited to submit a completed Technical and Financial Proposal as per the standard templates and instructions available:
Interested Consultants should make themselves familiar with these Standard Templates, Standard Instructions and Conditions of Contract in preparation of their proposals.
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 10 pages excluding the Declaration Form and CVs (Form 1- TP 1 and Form 1 – TP 6).
The Financial Proposal (Form 2 – FP 1 and FP2) shall be submitted in English separately by email only to the following email address firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
For the avoidance of doubt, technical proposals should be sent through eSelection and NOT to the above email address. Financial proposals should be sent to the above email address and NOT through eSelection or Bank Contact Person.
Bank Contact Person:
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Deadline to Submit Clarification Questions: Via e-mail to the Bank Contact Person by 10/07/2020
Selection Method and Evaluation Criteria:
1. Technical Proposal Evaluation Criteria
(a) Firm's previous project experience in similar assignments (25%)
(b) Quality of the methodology proposed for the Assignment (25%)
(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.