Consultants sought for Armenia water investment programme

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Consultants sought for Armenia water investment programme

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has issued a request for expression of interest (RFEOI) to hire consultants for the development of technical assistance projects for the second generation of reforms in the Armenia's water sector.

There are currently in Armenia five water companies which are managed by three private operators. The Armenia State Committee on Water Economy has delegated the management of state water and sewerage infrastructure to the following companies:

  • Yerevan Djur - serving 1 million population under a Lease Arrangement with Veolia;
  • AWSC - serving 0.62 million population under a Management Contract with SAUR;
  • Regional Utilities (Nor Akunq, Lori and Shirak) - serving 0.32 million population under a Management Contract with a consortium of companies MVV decon, MVV Energie, AEG Service under SAUR's leadership (since January 1, 2014).

All these Public-Private Partnership (PPP) contracts expire in May 2016 and will be subject to new tenders.

Specifically, the consultants will:
  • elaborate and support the implementation of the appropriate PPP modalities for the structuring, financing and implementation of the PPP arrangement;
  • prepare the tender documents of the PPP arrangements to be ready to submit to the bidders; and
  • support State Committee on Water Economy during tender and in negotiations with and selection of the preferred bidder

The assignment is expected to start in March 2015 and has an estimated overall duration of 14 months. The total cost of the assignment is €600,000.

Interested parties must submit their EOIs on or before 3 December 2014.


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