The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has launched an Invitations for expressions of interest for consultancy services to prepare a Feasibility study for the rehabilitation of the water supply and selected wastewater improvements in the City of Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyz Republic.
The consultant will be a firm or a group of firms with previous project experience in the field of water supply; experience of similar assignments in the Commonwealth of Independent States, preferably in Central Asia; experience in sanitation and institutional and commercial management of water utilities; and experience of working with international financial institutions.
The Consultant shall undertake the following tasks to be developed during six months:
Interested companies must submit EOI on or before March 16, 2014, the assignment is expected to start in Q2 2014 and the budget available for the assignment is €280,000 (US$383,107).
The proposed project cost is estimated at €5 million (US$6.8 million), of which €2 million (US$2.7 million) would be a loan and €3 million (US$4.1 million) would be a capex grant.
Water supply operations in the Kyrgyz Republic are characterised by severely deteriorated assets for water supply and wastewater collection; very limited wastewater treatment; high operations and maintenance costs due to the deteriorated state of the assets; unreliable water supply, sometimes a couple of hours every second day; families storing water in bathtubs and buckets; outbreaks of water borne diseases, especially during summer; and, low institutional capacity to manage operationally and financially sustainable water supply services.
See Invitation for expressions of interest: