Consultancy Services For Transaction Advisors For Public-private Partnership Projects

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This tender with title Consultancy Services For Transaction Advisors For Public-private Partnership Projects has been published on Bidding Source portal dated 21 Nov 2018 for the country of Afghanistan. It has been categorized on Financial consultancy, financial transaction processing and clearing-house services. For similar tenders you can see tenders mentioned below of this page.

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Consultancy Services For Transaction Advisors For Public-private Partnership Projects
Request for Expression of Interest
21 Nov 2018
15 Dec 2018
Ministry of Finance
World Bank
Financial consultancy, financial transaction processing and clearing-house services


(Consulting Services – FirmsSelection)

Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

AssignmentTitle: Hiring of Consultancy Servi ces for Transaction Advisors for Public-Private PartnershipProjects

NPA Ref. No.: NPA/MoF/97/CS-2314/QCBS

  1. Background:

The Government of Afghanistan plans to leverage privateinvestment, supplementing public and donor resources, to achieve its development priorities to this effect, the GoIRA has launched aa public- investmenrivate partnership (PPP) program, which is designed to attract private financing for infrastructure and otherinvestment pr he GoIRA created the Central Partnership Authority (CPA) in August 2016, a General Directorate within the Ministry ofFinance (MoF),as the central coordinating actor for PPPs, and retains 25 technical staff. Since its establishment, the CPA helpedcreate the PPP legal framework. The CPA has worked closely with line ministries to build PPP capacity through workshops, developthe upstream PPP p ipeline, and provide technical support on downstream PPP transactions that preceded the PPP Law and are now atnegotiation stage. InSeptember 2016, the President issued a PPP Law,which is awaiting ratification by the National Assembly ThePPP programs, particular ly in FCV contexts , are complex and require a long lead time to ensure an appropriate balance betweenpublic investment and PPP pro jects in a 2011 World Bank-supported study identified gaps in policies/regulations, limited GoIRAinstitutional capacity to prepare PPP projects, and a weak overall investment climate as the key challenges to development of PPPsin Afghanistan. The World Bank and other donors have been providing technical assistance (TA) to strengthen the PPP legal andpolicy framework, build institutional andtechnical capacity, and operationalize the CPA. This TA support will enable the GoIRA toutilize PPPs, where appropriate within thePIM-PPP framework, to meet development needs. Through the proposed project,Public-Private Partnerships and Public Investment Advis ory Project (PPIAP), will support improved planning, budgeting, andpreparation of development investment projects to ensure strateg ic prioritization and solid implementation. To this end, theproject will enable the GoIRA, through both advisory and capacity devel opment activities for relevant Government stakeholders andthe establishment of a suitable mechanism, to assess and prepare a pipeli ne of feasible public investment and PPP projects fordevelopment priorities. It will help maximize funds available for the country& rsquo;s most pressing development needs. The PPIAPwill coordinate the efforts of World Bank Group teams, and other development part ners. The Australian Department for ForeignAffairs and Trade has provided co-finance in the IPFthrough the Afghanistan Reconstructi on Trust Fund (ARTF).U.K. Department forInternational Development, U.S. Agency for International Development, and Asian DevelopmentBank may provide TA and viability-gapfinancing or other support to improve PPP projects’ bankability. The project will also coordinate with the IMF to aligndirect or indirect contingent liabilities in PPP projects in three components.


  1. Strengtheninginstitutional and technical capacity of MoF and other relevant agencies.
  2. Establishing the In frastructure PreparationFacility.
  3. Component 3: Project Management.


2. Objectives

Ministry of Finance (MoF) has already started the process of formulating policies, procedures and programsrelated to PPP investments. The aim and objective of MoF is to expedite the whole process of identification of suitable PPP projectss ren consonance with the national and sectorial development plans, conduct and get approval for feasibility studies, conductprocurem t of approved projects and implement them on a timely manner, in order to ensure that the infrastructure development istaken up on a fast track mode. In order to achieve this objective of fast tracking PPP projects, Directorate General for PPP wouldlike to appoi nt the services of consulting firm to develop a pipeline of feasible private and publicly funded projects. Given itsfiscal constrai nts, the GoIRA must maximize funds available for infrastructure and other development priorities. The theory ofchange is that the c apacity building and the TA to streamline the public investment and PPP institutional framework and theundertaking of robust pre-fe asibility and feasibility studies that are reviewed by relevant committees in alignment with thenational development priorities wil l support sustainable and strategic investment. Once implemented, both the public and PPPfinancing pipelines developed with projectsupport will provide solutions for priority investment needs and stimulate privatesector development for higher economic growth an d better service delivery. Given that a range of important development investmentswill be covered by private sector financing, the GoIRA will be able to concentrate scarce public resources on other priorities forundertaking the tasks of identification of suitabl e PPP projects, conduct feasibility studies for the identified projects toobtain the approval of the High Economic Council of Gover nment of Afghanistan, in the following prioritysectors:

  1. Energy and Power
  2. Transport Infrastructure (Avi ation, Roads & Highways, Railwaysetc.)
  3. Water and Sanitation
  4. Telecommunication
  5. Construction rel ated to Public Health, Education,Urban and Rural infrastructure etc.
  6. Solid Waste Management
  7. Agriculture


3. Scope of Work


The scope of work of this consultancy isto i) conduct feasibility studies for the PPP projects in different sectors, and assist the DIRECTORATE GENERAL FOR PPP inobtaining required approvals. ii) Assist line ministries and DG-PPP in PPP Tender Process and draft bid Documents.The selected consuultant wi obtainingl be expected to implement areas, where a more efficient approach with better time and resource management couldcontribute le the DIRECTORATE GENERAL for PPP to achieve its tight timelines without compromising the quality and content of thedeliverables.< /p>

The decision to embark on the process of developing the Bid Documents should be done in a responsiblemanner in line with the relevant prescripts. The process should start as soon as there is a clear indication that the Project couldbe procured as a PPP .


For details of the services, the ToR is available atwww.npa.gov.af


  1. National Procurement Authority on behalf of Ministry of Finance (MoF), GoIRA,now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consulta nts”) to indicate their interest in providing the aforesaid Services.Interested Consultants should provide information demons trating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experienceto perform the Services.


4. The short listing criteria are:

  1. The Consultant should be registered legal entity and shoul d have been in business for the last 5 yearsin providing Consultancy Services of similar assignments. (The consultant is required t o provide the Copy of the Certificate ofIncorporation issued by relevant authority in country of establishment).
  2. The con sultant shall demonstrate having soundfinancial standing by submitting audited financial reports or any other credible financial do cuments for last three years (2015,2016 and 2017). The consultant Net Worth shall be positive.
  3. The consultant should pro vide proven experience for aminimum of at least one contract with the value of US$ 3,600,000 (Three Million Six Hundred Tho usand US Dollar)having executed during any of the last five years of similar nature indicating the duration, value, years of performance, whichshould showcase the expertise/strength of the consultant for the undertaking such assignments. The Consultant while describing theassignment(s) for similar experience should furnish the following details:
  • Cons ultant shouldexplain in what way the executed assignment(s) was/were similar in nature to the current assignment.
  • The Co nsultantshould explain the exact role played by the Consultant in the assignment if the assignment was carried out in association w ithother firms as JV or in sub-consultancy for carrying out the assignment.
  • Contact detail of the client shall be provid ed(address, email and phone No.)
  1. Consultant having some regional experience is desirable.
  2. Therequirements for Consultants who intends to associate with other firm(s) in the form of a Joint Venture (JV) or Consortium or asub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications are indicated as under:
    1. The lead partner is required to be identified cle sub-rly and state the composition and nature of their association (JV/ sub-consultant) in their EOI.
    2. In case ofJV, thepartner shall meet 100% of the shortlisting criteria of (a) & (b) and 60% of the experience criteria under (c) above(having ex ecuted the assignments with contract value indicated therein) and the JV partner should meet 100% of theshortlisting criteria(a) & (b) and 40% under (c) above.
    3. In case of Consultant who intends to associate with otherfirm(s) in the form ofa sub-consultancy, the lead partner shall meet the shortlisting criteria of (a), (b) & (c)above.
    4. Eligibility requi rements in compliance with paragraphs 3.21, 3.22, & 3.23 of the World Bank’sProcurement Regulations for IPF Borrow ers, Procurement In investment Projects Financing, Goods, Works, Non-Consulting andConsulting Services November 2017. < /u>

The attention of interested Consultants isdrawn to paragraph 3.16 and 3.17 of the Worl d Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers, Procurement Ininvestment Projects Financing, Goods, Works, Non-Consultingand Consulting Services November 2017, setting forth theWorld Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.In addition, pl ease refer to the following information on conflict of interestrelated to this assignment as per paragraph 3.16 and 3.17 of World B ank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowersavailable at www.worldbank.org/.


  1. Con sultants may associate with other firms in the formof a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications. If cons ultants intend to associate with other firms, theyare advised to clearly identify the lead partner and state the composition and na ture of the association (JV/ sub-consultant) intheir EOI. In case the EOI is submitted in form of JV, each partner in the associati on shall meet the requirements defined inPara.4 (e) above, under the short listing criteria. However, the short listing criteria wi ll not be applied and considered forsub-consultant.
  2. A consultant will be selected though Quality and Cost Based Selectio n (QCBS) in accordance withthe procedures set out in the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers, Pr ocurement in investment ProjectsFinancing, Goods, Works, Non-Consulting and Consulting Services November 2017.


  1. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, by mail,or by e-mail) by 15 December 2018 by 13:00 Hours. (Kabul Local Time). For convenience, the EOIs submitted by the coon orultants should preferably not exceed 40 pages. Further information in respect to this REOI can be obtained at the addressbelow by mail or in person during office hours [08:00-16:00Hours].


Attention: Aziz AhmadObaidi

National Procure mentAuthority

Administrative Office of the President

Pashtunestan Wat, Kabul, Afghanistan

Email: aziz.obaidi@aop.gov.af copied towais.rahimi@aop.gov.af, ahmad.noor@aop.gov.af, n.wahedi@aop.gov.af, Bashir.stanikzai@mof.gov.af, and ab.m.zarif@outlook.com; &  wais.


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