Project Manager of Climate Innovations in Ukraine, Belarus and Feasibility Study in Georgia - FINTECC

Location:

Regional

Business sector:

Sustainable Resources and Climate Change

Project number:

81727

Funding source:

Not Yet Determined

Contract type:

Consultancy Services

Notice type:

Invitation for expressions of interest (CSU)

Issue date:

14 Jan 2020

Closing date:

11 Feb 2020   at  23:59   London

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Single Stage Open Competitive Selection

Project Description:

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the EBRD or the Bank) is actively promoting FINTECC (Finance and Technology Transfer Centre for Climate Change) programme, which is part of the global drive towards climate technology transfer for developing countries and countries in transition. The FINTECC programme is created to promote climate technology transfer into Bank’s countries of operation markets, developing specific measures to enable local environment for technology transfer, addressing policy, institutional, financial, and technical barriers, and to increase capacity of businesses to innovate in all areas of climate technologies’ development and deployment. One of the components of FINTECC is Climate Innovation Vouchers (“CIV”). An Innovation Voucher is a voucher provided to a business, to partially pay for an external expertize to facilitate the local private business in innovations to develop/expand their manufacture of climate technologies/products (“cleantech”). Innovation Voucher scheme aims to support companies and to facilitate innovations in development of cleantech.

The EBRD is willing to continue deploy CIV scheme in Ukraine, expand it to Belarus and evaluate possibilities of implementation scheme in Georgia.

Assignment Description:

EBRD intends to select and contract a Program Manager to support climate innovations in Ukraine and Belarus, through i) assistance to participants of CIV Program in addressing institutional and technical barriers and ii) deployment of the second phase of the Innovation Voucher scheme to address financial barrier.
The Project Manager, in coordination with the EBRD, will contribute to the development of the climate technologies by beneficiaries through following tasks in the paragraph below.

The selected Consultant is expected to provide the following services:
1. Identify measures addressing institutional and technical barriers (Ukraine);
2. Identify measures to address financial barriers - Deployment of Climate Innovation Vouchers Program in Ukraine and Belarus;
3. Provide high level review of the feasibility of setting up a new scheme in Georgia.


Full Terms of Reference (TOR) of the Assignment can be found here

http://www.ebrd.com/documents/procurement/81727-tors.pdf .

Consultant Selection Procedure: Single stage open competitive selection. Interested individuals are invited to submit a Technical and Financial Proposal.

Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in February 2020 and has an estimated overall duration of 26 months.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 500,000 (exclusive of VAT).

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

Funding Source: It is expected that the assignment will be funded from the EBRD managed Technical Cooperation Programme. 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 with relevant previous project experience related to innovations, knowledge sharing, public private partnerships. Local expertise and presence are required.

The Consultant's team will comprise of the following Key Experts:

Key Expert 1 - Team Leader with preferably 5 years relevant expertise in innovation project management or management consulting; science and technology, start-ups, industry innovation projects is preferred.
Key Expert 2 - Senior Technical Expert with preferably 5 years relevant expertise in technical applications and manufacturing implications.
Key Expert 3 - International Financial Expert with preferably 5 years relevant expertise in financing and developing of cleantech and establishing partnerships.
Key Expert 4 - International Expert with preferably 5 years relevant expertise in R&D and cooperating with international design committees, universities, testing laboratories, scientific engineering centres, etc.
Key Expert 5 - Local experts with preferably 5 years relevant expertise in knowledge sharing, partnerships, energy, energy and resource efficiency, climate technologies, marketing and communication.

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.
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).
The Financial Proposal (Form 2 – FP 1 and FP2) shall be submitted in English separately by email only to the following e-mail address: finprop@ebrd.com. Please indicate the Project number and title in the subject of your e-mail. Consultants are reminded of the requirement to ensure the confidentiality of the Financial Proposals. 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.Financial proposals should be sent to this email address and NOT through eSelection.

Bank Contact Person:
Larissa Gosling
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
e-mail: goslingl@ebrd.com

Deadline to Submit Clarification Questions: Via e-mail to the Bank Contact Person by 28 January 2020.

Selection Method and Evaluation Criteria:
1. Technical Proposal Evaluation Criteria
a) Firm's previous project experience in similar assignments (40%)
b) Quality of the methodology proposed for the Assignment (20 %)
c) CVs of the Key Experts (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.