REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES – FIRMS SELECTION)

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Republic of Moldova

Moldova Water Security and Sanitation Project

Credit No.: 7027-MD

Assignment Title: Elaboration of the Baseline Assessment and the Performance Improvement Plan for the selected WSS Operators of the MWSSP.

Reference No.: MD-PIU-NORLD-376569-CS-CQS

Date: April 9, 2023

The Government of the Republic of Moldova has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Moldova Water Security and Sanitation Project (MWSSP), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. The objective of the assignment is to strengthen capacity at local levels for WSS service delivery, through developing of the multi-year Performance Improvement Plan (PIP), to enhance the performance of WSS operators involved under Subcomponent 1.1 and to monitor progress during MWSSP implementation. The estimated implementation period September - December, 2023 (120 calendar days).

The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment can be found at the following website: https://www.ondrl.gov.md or can be obtained at the address given below.

The Moldova Water Security and Sanitation Project now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria are: core business and years in business, relevant experience, technical and managerial capability of the firm. Key Experts will not be evaluated at the shortlisting stage.

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to Section III, paragraphs, 3.14, 3.16, and 3.17 of the World Bank’s “Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers” November 2020 (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment can be found at the Annex 1 to this ToR, NORLD web page:https://ondrl.gov.md/categorie/proiectul-saasm/anunturi-saasm/

Consultants may associate with other firms to enhance their qualifications, but should indicate clearly whether the association is in the form of a joint venture and/or a sub-consultancy. In the case of a joint venture, all the partners in the joint venture shall be jointly and severally liable for the entire contract, if selected.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Consultant’s Qualification-based Selection method set out in the Procurement Regulations.

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 09.00 to 17.00 hours (Moldova Time).

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by e-mail) by April 26, 2023, 16:00 o’clock, Moldova time, indicating the assignment title in subject line (when sent by e-mail).

P.I. National Office for Regional and Local Development,

Moldova Water Security and Sanitation Project

Stefan cel Mare 124, 3th floor, MWSSP Office 335,

mun. Chisinau, Republic of Moldova MD-2001

Tel/fax: +373069265292, +37369060896

E-mail: tender@ondrl.gov.md

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