E-mobilty Strategy and Market Study in Egypt

Location:

Egypt

Business sector:

Transport, Sustainable Resources and Climate Change, Natural resources

Project number:

74901

Funding source:

SEMD - Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Multi-Donor Account

Contract type:

Consultancy Services

Notice type:

Invitation for expressions of interest (CSU)

Issue date:

30 Aug 2018

Closing date:

29 Sep 2018   at  23:59   London

Access eSelection

Single stage open competitive selection

Clarifications issued on 18 September 2018:

1) Please note that section "Implementation Arrangements and Deliverables" of the Terms of Reference have been amended (edits in bold), the TOR can be found at the following link: http://www.ebrd.com/documents/procurement/tor-74901.pdf

2) Clarifications have been issued. The clarifications document can be found at the following link: http://www.ebrd.com/documents/procurement/clarifications-74901.pdf

Project Description:

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the EBRD or the Bank) is intending to work with the Government of Egypt to develop an E-mobility strategy to eliminate some of the most common barriers for deployment of electric mobility in an effort to 1) reduce emissions; 2) reduce the dependency on fuel imports and subsidies and; 3) create policies to incentivise the usage of electric vehicles. The effect of this e-mobility strategy on the existing energy market will also need to be understood and scoped. Furthermore, increasing the share of electric vehicles in major metropolitan cities such as Cairo, Alexandria and major highways may be constrained by the capacity of the energy sector and may require additional investments in energy generation.

Electric mobility has indeed gained attention as a strategy to 1) mitigate GHG emissions; 2) improve air quality; 3) decrease petroleum dependency and; 4) boost energy security in the context of increasing world-wide vehicle demand. Transport is a major energy consumer and among the largest sources of GHG emissions. It is also one of the principal sources of urban air pollution, which impacts the local environment and human health. International trends signal that ownership of passenger vehicles will continue to grow in the coming decades. At the same time, the world will have to undertake measures to reduce total global GHG emissions by 40-70% below 2010 levels by 2050 in order to limit the worst impacts from global climate change.

The EBRD, under the Green Economy Transition (“GET”) approach, seeks to increase the level of the Bank’s financing in low carbon systems and enhanced innovation across all sectors. At this turning point in the development of the market in Egypt and the potential for investments in greener transport, the EBRD is considering assisting the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable energy of the Government of Egypt in the review of existing policies and the development of an e-mobility strategy with a focus on prioritization of funding support and policy interventions. The Bank now seeks to engage a consulting company (the “Consultant”) to provide support in carrying out this analysis and developing an E-mobility strategy for Egypt. The proposed first step in the assignment is to review existing and planned charging infrastructure, in order to identify the most suitable business model for operation and maintenance of the charging infrastructure. Additionally EBRD would like to investigate the potential market for the acquisition of EVs for public fleets/car sharing/taxis/vans, in order to accelerate the introduction of electric vehicles (“EVs”). Furthermore, the Bank would like to develop a short to medium-term action plan to pilot the roll-out of EVs.

Assignment Description:

EBRD intends to select and contract a consulting company (the Consultant) to the Assignment.

The expected outcome of the Assignment is to develop an e-mobility strategy, which will allow the Government of Egypt to assess the short to medium term market potential and readiness to roll out EVs in selected cities as well as the development and design of the associated charging infrastructure.

The selected Consultant is expected to provide the following services:

· Market (Macro) and Policy Study: To perform an analysis of the current e-mobility policies (if any), the market potential, the national readiness and policy framework in order to provide the Bank and the Egyptian Government with an opinion regarding the appropriateness of charging infrastructure and electric vehicles. Provide a critical assessment on the technical aspects (proposed size, electricity requirements, costs, configuration, etc.) as well as project risks, ownership and actors involved;

· Charging infrastructure Investment assessment: To set out alternative charging infrastructure business models, based on an analysis of business models in countries that are very successful with the introduction of electric vehicles and charging infrastructure (e.g. the Netherlands and Norway);

· Task Plan and Economic Impact of the strategy: To assess the potential economic benefits (including reduced energy use and environmental benefits on air quality and emissions) of the strategy and its recommended policy measures;

· Market (Micro) and immediate private and public sector opportunities: To identify the additional investment needs and benefits (in terms of reduced energy use and reduced environmental impacts) of electrifying specific captive fleets. This should include a fleet analysis and assess opportunities for electric buses in public fleets, e-car sharing, e-vans, electric 2-3 wheelers and electric taxis;

· Energy Sector Impact: To assess the overall impact of the strategy and take up of EV’s on energy demand, explore the links between electrification of transport sector and accelerating renewable energy deployment, with a view to scaling up the use of renewables in e-mobility. and identify potential network constraints of the implementation of the e-mobility strategy;

· Stakeholder awareness raising: To disseminate the results of the study to wider range of stakeholders in Egypt, raising awareness and ownership of the results.

All reports shall be submitted in English and upon completion of the final report, the Consultant will also translate it into Arabic.

Full Terms of Reference (TOR) of the Assignment can be found at the following link:

http://www.ebrd.com/documents/procurement/tor-74901.pdf

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 mid-November 2018 and has an estimated overall duration of 5 months.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 250,000.00 (exclusive of VAT).

Funding Source: It is anticipated that the contract will be financed by South Eastern Mediterranean Multi-Donor Account. 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:

· Developing e-mobility strategies and studies in similar locations, assessing the potential economic benefits of the strategy and recommending policy measures with national Governments.

· Communicating and raising awareness of the results of the study to a wide range of stakeholders.

· Preparing infrastructure business models, identifying additional investment needs and delivering critical assessments on the technical aspects of the project, as well as identifying potential risks..

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

1. Key Expert 1: Team Leader/Senior Transport Economist preferably with 15 years of relevant professional experience in similar projects. The expert should have previous project management experience preferably in the Arab Republic of Egypt or in the SEMED Region;

2. Key Expert 2: Senior Transport Planner/ Engineer preferably with 10 years or more of relevant professional experience in similar projects preferably in the Arab Republic of Egypt or in the SEMED Region;

3. Key Expert 3: Finance Specialist preferably with 10 years or more of relevant professional experience in comparable assignments;

4. Key Expert 4: Legal Specialist with preferably 8 years or more previous relevant professional experience in carrying out legal assessments in similar fields; and

5. Key Expert 5: Junior Transport Specialist preferably with 5 years or more of relevant professional experience.

Additionally, the Consultant should suggest a pool of Local Experts, preferably with 5 years of previous professional experience in the successful implementation of similar assignments. Prior experience working with an international organisation is an added advantage.

Submission Requirements: The consultants are now invited to submit a completed Technical and Financial Proposal as per the standard templates and instructions available at this link 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 15 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.

A Financial proposal submitted together with the technical proposals via e Selection shall be declared non-responsive.

Bank Contact Person:

Sanda Jugo
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
e-mail:
JugoS@ebrd.com

For the avoidance of doubt, technical proposals should be sent through eSelection and NOT to this email address. Financial proposals should be sent to this email address and NOT through eSelection.

Deadline to Submit Clarification Questions: Via e-mail to the Bank Contact Person by 12 September 2018.

Selection Method and Evaluation Criteria:

1. Technical Proposal Evaluation Criteria

(a) Firm's previous project experience in similar assignments related to developing e-mobility strategies in similar locations, providing policy frameworks with national Governments, preparing infrastructure business models, and communicating and raising awareness of the results of the study to a wide range of stakeholders. (20%)

(b) Quality of the methodology proposed for the Assignment (40%)

(c) CVs of the Key Experts for positions 1-5 (40%).

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%.

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.