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.

General enquiries

EBRD project enquiries not related to procurement:
Tel: +44 20 7338 7168

Access to Information Policy (AIP)

The AIP sets out how the EBRD discloses information and consults with its stakeholders so as to promote better awareness and understanding of its strategies, policies and operations following its entry into force on 1 January 2020. Please visit the Access to Information Policy page to find out what information is available from the EBRD website.

Specific requests for information can be made using the EBRD Enquiries form

Independent Project Accountability Mechanism (IPAM)

If efforts to address environmental, social or public disclosure concerns with the Client or the Bank are unsuccessful (e.g. through the Client’s Project-level grievance mechanism or through direct engagement with Bank management), individuals and organisations may seek to address their concerns through the EBRD’s Independent Project Accountability Mechanism (IPAM).

IPAM independently reviews Project issues that are believed to have caused (or to be likely to cause) harm. The purpose of the Mechanism is: to support dialogue between Project stakeholders to resolve environmental, social and public disclosure issues; to determine whether the Bank has complied with its Environmental and Social Policy or Project-specific provisions of its Access to Information Policy; and where applicable, to address any existing non-compliance with these policies, while preventing future non-compliance by the Bank.

Please visit the Independent Project Accountability Mechanism webpage to find out more about IPAM and its mandate; how to submit a Request for review; or contact IPAM  via email to get guidance and more information on IPAM and how to submit a request.

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