EHSS Capacity Building for Local Consultants



TCRS Number:


Business sector:

Municipal and environmental infrastructure

Notice type:



TC and SP com approved

PSD disclosed:

09 May 2016

Project Description

EBRD requires its clients to identify environmental, health & safety and social (EHSS) risks and issues associated with their business activities and manage them appropriately. However, the presence and capabilities of local EHSS consultancies to assist the Bank and its clients to address these issues is often limited. As a result, EBRD is routinely required to seek these services from large international consultant firms further exacerbating this knowledge gap at the local level.

This capacity building TC therefore seeks to raise the competency and expert knowledge base in local consultancies through an intensive hands-on training programme. Services provided will include the design, development and delivery of intensive EHSS training workshops in Albania, Serbia, Mongolia, Turkey, Croatia, FYR Macedonia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and the Ukraine. Delivery of these workshops will include the preparation of training materials including hand outs; advertising the event in local newspapers/relevant media sources to attract a wide range of local participation; and logistics planning including facility and related equipment rental, site visits to local EBRD funded projects with participants and the provision of lunch and refreshments each day. In 2015, the Ukrainian and Mongolian Ministries of Environment after workshops for local consultants in their countries, have expressed strong interest in such training also being provided to Government officials staff. In 2016, the operation team will continue this capacity building programme in Egypt, Tunisia, Jordan and Morocco with a future goal, if found to be successful, to deliver this programme to others regions of the Bank’s operations.

This project is directly in line with the Bank's Environmental and Social Policy (2008 and 2014), paragraph 1.

Project Objectives

Local consultants have the necessary technical knowledge and expertise to carry out EHSS due diligence on behalf of the Bank and/or our clients;

Government officials from Ukrainian and Mongolian Ministries of Environment have greater understanding of EBRD EHSS Performance Requirements.

TC Recipient Information

Local consultants in various countries of operationp>

Project Cost

€ 751,900.00

Funding Summary

All assignments under the project, have been funded through EBRD-managed donor funds ( Shareholder Special Fund)

Any competitive selections for business opportunities relating to this project will be published on the EBRD's website: Consultancy Procurement Opportunities.


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