Bank seeks consultants for Caucasus energy program including hydro

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) invites expressions of interest from firms to serve as project consultant and verification consultant for a sustainable energy financing program in Caucasus nations that includes hydropower. Responses to two solicitations are due April 11.

EBRD said it is scaling up energy efficiency and renewable energy financing in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia, establishing a new Caucasus Sustainable Energy Financing Facility (CEEP II). CEEP II is to provide medium-term loans to participating financial institutions for on-lending to private sector companies for sustainable energy investments.

Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia all have hydropower development programs.

In the first of two solicitations, EBRD seeks expressions of interest to serve as project consultant under a budget of 1.28 million euros (US$1.65 million). The project consultant is to support financial institutions and borrowers in identification of sustainable energy projects, ensure there is a pipeline of investment projects, and ensure stakeholder awareness about the financing facility. Applicant experience is to include engineering experience in hydropower. A solicitation notice may be obtained from the EBRD Internet site under http://www.ebrd.com/english/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/39350.shtml.

In a second solicitation, EBRD seeks expressions of interest to serve as verification consultant under a budget of 120,000 euros (US$155,220). The verification consultant is to ensure the use of each sub-loan meets eligibility criteria. A solicitation notice may be obtained from the EBRD Internet site under http://www.ebrd.com/english/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/39351.shtml.

Expressions of interest for both solicitations are due by April 11, via EBRD’s eSelection website, https://eselection.ebrd.com/suite.

For information, contact Steve Gillard, Senior Adviser, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, 1 Exchange Square, London EC2A 2JN United Kingdom; (44) 20-73387834; E-mail: gillards@ebrd.com; Internet: www.ebrd.com.

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