Nefco and its Georgian partners have developed a MEUR 6,5 investment project within the public/municipal sector in Georgia with the purpose to implement energy efficiency improvements alongside structural reinforcements and cosmetical improvements in 15 school buildings located in remote mountainous regions of Georgia. In addition to the physical improvement of the buildings and the reduction in expenditures of energy carriers, the project is expected to result in substantial social benefits. The intended project outcomes are aligned with several sustainable development goals (SDGs).
E5P has approved the project for partial but considerable grant financing in addition to loan financing from Nefco. The Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership, or E5P, is a multi-donor fund to encourage municipal investments in energy efficiency and environmental projects in the Eastern Partnership region (www.E5P.eu).
The investment project will be implemented starting from 2022 and Nefco is therefore expecting to contract a qualified Consultant to carry out a PIU support function to work together with the Municipal Development Fund of Georgia (MDF). MDF was established in 1997, is a competent national PIU, cooperating with all large investment banks and financial institutions operating in Georgia.
The scope of work will include, but will not limited to, the below main assignments and responsibilities:
- Support in capacity building of PIU and project implementation;
- Guidance in design and preparation of technical specifications / tender documents;
- Various Procurement support in accordance with Nefco’s Procurement Policy and Procedures and practices;
- Support in ensuring compliance with Finance Documents and other agreements;
- Support in contract administration and works supervision;
- Arrangement of timely disbursement under the contracts, and
- Establishing a function for collecting of post-project energy consumption data.
The fully developed Terms of Reference (ToR) for the assignment will be circulated among the shortlisted consultants.
Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Request for Proposal (RfP) is expected to be issued by the end of November 2021 and the Assignment is expected to start in March 2022, depending on the Loan Agreement being ratified by the Parliament of Georgia. The project has an estimated overall duration of 36 months.
Cost Estimate for the Assignment: A total maximum budget of approximate EUR 450,000 (exclusive of VAT) is expected to be allocated for the assignment.
Funding: The consultant’s selection and contracting will be subject to availability of funding. Funds may be allocated from the Eastern Partnership Trust Fund for which funds are provided by SIDA and administered by Nefco.
Read more about the requirements in the attached Invitation for Expression of Interest.