REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
Second Secondary and Local Roads Project (SLRPIII)
Credit / Loan No. IBRD 8402-GE
Project No. P148048
Assignment Title: International Rural Transport Consultant
Contract No: SLRPIII/CS/ICS-05
Georgia has received financing from the World Bank towards the cost of the Third Secondary and Local Roads Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments for goods, works, and related services and consulting services to be procured under this project which will be jointly financed by the Government of Georgia.
The Roads Department of the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia (RDMRDI) now invites Individual Consultants (Consultants) to express their interest in providing the following services: “International Rural Transport Consultant”.
The contract is expected to last 70 days (nonconsecutive) over a six month period. It is expected that the International Consultant will work in Georgia for around 30 days taking three trips to Georgia, with the rest of the assignment being done remotely.
Interested individuals shall provide information demonstrating that they have the necessary experience to perform the aforesaid services. CVs of the candidates should cover experience in relevant to the project activities.
The Consultant will be selected under Chapter V “Selection of Individual Consultants” selection method for a Lump-Sum contract, as described in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers, January 2011, revised July 2014 (“Consultant Guidelines”).
The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers, January 2011, revised July 2014 (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. In addition, please refer to the following specific information on conflict of interest related to this assignment: The consultant shall not receive any remuneration in connection with the assignment except as provided in the contract. The consultant and its affiliates shall not engage in consulting or other activities that conflict with the interest of the client under the contract. The contract shall include provisions limiting future engagement of the consultant for other services resulting from or directly related to the firm’s consulting services in accordance with the requirements of paragraphs 1.9 and 1.10 of the Guidelines.
Required Qualification of the Consultant:
- At least 10 years of international experience in the creation or implementation of a pilot micro-enterprises program for road maintenance in other countries;
- At least 10 years of international experience as rural transport specialist or rural roads engineer;
- At least 5 years of experience as Task Leader for the provision of consulting services;
- Experience in the Caucasus region is desirable but not mandatory;
- Knowledge of Georgian or Russian is a plus but not mandatory;
Note: The Road Department reserves it’s right to verify submitted references and use obtained information for evaluation purposes.
Interested consultants may obtain further information by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cover letter and CVs of candidates must be submitted either as a hard copy or electronically to the address below not later than, November 3, 2016, 17:00 hours.
Name: Giorgi Seturidze
Position: Chairman of Roads Department of the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia
Address: 12 Al. Kazbegi Avenue, Tbilisi, 0160, Georgia