Pre-Feasibility Study for Jordanian Airports PPP Project



Business sector:


Funding source:

EC SEMED Project Preparation Framework - NIF FUNDED

Contract type:

Consultancy Services

Notice type:

Invitation for expressions of interest (CSU)

Issue date:

15 Jul 2015

Closing date:

06 Aug 2015   at  23:59   London

Access eSelection

The Government of Jordan (the GoJ) through the Ministry of Transport (the MoT) has expressed its interest in obtaining the support of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD or the Bank) for the preparation and financing of three airports (North Shouneh Airport, Amman Civil Airport and King Hussein Airport, the Airports) to be tendered under a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) as part of a major upgrade programme to improve Jordan’s airport network.

Further to this request EBRD requires a consultant, (the Consultant) to prepare a pre-feasibility study to further scope the Bank’s possible options regarding the Airports (the Assignment). In order to deliver the Assignment the Consultant will undertake the following tasks:
(1) Assess the merits and business case for grouping two or more Airports as opposed to tendering the Airports’ upgrade and operations on a standalone basis;
(2) Prepare a basic preliminary economic assessment the of the preferred alternative to inform the decision-making of the authorities concerning further project preparation; and
(3) Prepare an estimate of the capex required for the planned upgrade of the Airports as proposed by the Jordanian authorities.

Further details on each of the Airports can be found below:

North Shouneh Airport:
The project involves the construction of the North Shouneh Airport. With an estimated cost of USD 170 million the project encompasses the construction of a runway and aprons as well as hangars for cargo and a passenger terminal. The airport will serve as a hub connecting mainly agricultural products from the areas of the Jordan Valley to world markets, in addition to passengers as well. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2020.

Amman Civil Airport:
The project consists of the development, expansion and rehabilitation of the Amman Civil Airport in Marka. With an estimated cost of USD 60 million the project consists of the rehabilitation of runways and aprons, development of new facilities and additional parking, upgrading of the communication infrastructure and electronic systems and the establishment of a private handling unit. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2021.

King Hussein Airport:
The project involves the development, expansion, and rehabilitation of the King Hussein Airport in Aqaba. The project is expected to be implemented in two phases. Phase I has an estimated cost of USD 28 million and consists of the rehabilitation of the runway, expansion of departure hall and construction of a new arrival hall.

Phase II has an estimated cost of USD 57 million and includes the construction of new air traffic control tower as well as civil defence, administrative buildings and security services. Phases I and II are scheduled to be completed by end of 2017 and 2030, respectively, when the airport is projected to reach a capacity of up to 2.0 million passengers.

Status of Selection Process: Interested firms or group of firms are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 71,000 (exclusive of VAT).

The Consultant must determine whether any indirect taxes/VAT are chargeable on the proposed services and state the basis for such. If any indirect taxes/VAT are payable, the Client will have to pay indirect taxes/VAT element to the services directly to the Consultant unless otherwise agreed.

Funding Source: European Union – Neighbourhood Investment Facility

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile: Corporate Services are required. The Consultant will be a firm, or group of firms, with prior experience in the delivery of feasibility studies related to PPP projects in the transport sector, preferably for airports, and in reviewing airport related infrastructure upgrade requirements.

The Consultant’s team is expected to include the following disciplines:

(i) Airport transport expert, preferably with 15 years of experience in airport management.
(ii) Civil engineer expert, with demonstrated relevant experience in airport infrastructure
(iii) PPP Framework expert with relevant experience in the fields of PPP structuring and tendering as well as proven knowledge of project finance principles.
(iv) Engineer expert preferably with demonstrated experience in the Jordanian infrastructure construction sector in order to evaluate, review and quantify the capex required to upgrade all three airports.

Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants seeking to be shortlisted, the information submitted should include the following:

(a) Company/group of firm’s profile, organisation and staffing (max. 2-4 pages);
(b) Details of previous project experience or similar assignments particularly undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contract value, contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided (if different from duration), assignment budget, percentage carried out by consultant in case of association of firms or subcontracting, main activities, objectives, etc;
(c) CVs of key experts who could carry out the Assignment detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments, particularly assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, main activities, objectives.
(d) Completed Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet, the template for which is available from the following web-link:

The expression of interest shall not exceed 20 pages excluding CVs and contact/declaration sheet.

The complete expression of interest (including CVs, Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet) should be submitted, in English electronically through e-Selection, to reach the Bank not later than the closing date. The expression of interest shall be one file (pdf). The EBRD reserves the right to reject applications of firms submitting more than one file. Only if the permissible file size is exceeded (4MB), the Consultant may split the expression of interest into further files.

Bank Contact Person:

Sarah Platt-Smyth
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: + 44 20 73388518
E-mail: (submissions should be sent through eSelection and NOT to this email address)

Important Notes:

Note 1

The selection will normally be made from responses to this notification only. Consultants will not be asked to submit a proposal. The highest-ranked Consultant will be selected from a shortlist and be invited to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding.

Note 2

The evaluation criteria are as follows:
1. Firms experience in delivering similar assignments focused on PPPs related to the airport sector – 25%
2. Firm’s experience in reviewing airport related infrastructure upgrade requirements - 25%
3. CV of the proposed Airport transport expert –10%
4. CV of the proposed Civil engineer – 10%
5. CV of the proposed PPP Framework expert – 15%
6. CV of the proposed Engineer Expert – 15%