Egypt: Arab African International Bank - Internal Capacity Building for SME Lending

Procurement ref:




Business sector:

Financial institutions

Project number:


Funding source:

Shareholder Special Found (SSF)

Contract type:

Consultancy Services

Notice type:

Request for proposals

Issue date:

11 Jul 2018

Closing date:

27 Aug 2018   at  14:00   Local time

Single Stage Open Competitive Selection – Request for Proposals

Executing Agency (Client):

Name of Entity selecting and contracting the Consultant

Arab African International Bank

5 Midan Al Saray Al Koubra, Garden City, Cairo, Egypt


The Client Contact Person:

Mr. Mohsen M. Rashad, General Manager, Head of Financial Institutions

Arab African International Bank

5 Midan Al Saray Al Koubra, Garden City, Cairo, Egypt

+202 27961743
+202 27912692


The EBRD’s Contact Person 

Ivan Kutlesa

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

One Exchange Square

London, EC2A 2JN

United Kingdom

+44 2073388717


Project Description:

The Arab African International Bank (the Client) has requested the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the EBRD or the Bank) to provide funding to finance Internal Capacity Building for SME Lending (the Project).

Assignment Description:

Client has identified SME lending as an important pillar of its recently approved growth strategy. The EBRD (the “Bank”) is planning to provide AAIB with a senior unsecured loan of up to USD 30 million to increase the funding available to Egyptian SMEs which are currently under-served by the local banking sector. The loan will assist AAIB in developing its SME lending activities and expanding access to finance for SMEs.

The Client now intends to select and contract a consulting company (the Consultant) to the Assignment, on the basis of the Consultancy Procurement Document (CPD) in attachment: Consultancy Procurement Document

Consultant Selection Procedure: Single stage open competitive selection

Interested firms of groups of firms are invited to submit a Technical and Financial Proposal.

Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in October  2018  and has an estimated overall duration of 12 months.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 491,000 (exclusive of VAT).

Subject to availability of funding, the performance of the selected Consultant and the specific needs of the Client the Assignment may be extended beyond the current scope.

Funding Source: It is anticipated that the contract will be financed by

Shareholder Special Found (SSF). Selection and contracting is subject to the availability

of funding.

Eligibility:  There are no eligibility restrictions based on the consultant's country of origin.

Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants seeking to be selected, the consultant shall submit a Response in accordance with the CPD.

Important Notes:

1. The selection will normally be made from the Proposals received in response to this notification only, on the basis of the selection criteria set out in the CPD. The highest-ranked Consultant will be selected and be invited to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding.

2. Any updates of and clarifications on this procurement notice and/or the CPD shall be announced as updates on this notice, without any other notification. In the event of changes to the CPD, consultants will need to download the updated version of the CPD. 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.