Description of the goods or services required
Uzbekistan: Climate Resilience Water Supply Project
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “EBRD” or the “Bank”) is considering providing a sovereign loan to the Republic of Uzbekistan to finance modernisation of pumping stations used for irrigation water conveyance (“IWC”) across the country and ancillary IWC infrastructure (the “Project”).
EBRD wishes to commission a suitably qualified consultant (the “Consultant”) to prepare
a comprehensive feasibility study (“FS”) to assess the water resource management in RoU and to determine a priority investment programme worth approximately USD 400 million (the “PIP”), consisting of two phases, USD 200 million each. In parallel the Consultant will conduct Environmental and Social Audit and Assessment to evaluate the PIPs impacts and benefits, including assessing its environmental and social feasibility and sustainability. The Consultant will also identify inefficiencies in the sector regulation, where reforms are required.
The expected outcome of the Assignment is preparation of a bankable project that EBRD could appraise for prospective financing.
The selected Consultant is expected to provide the following services:
1. Baseline Study
2. Technical Assessment
3. Identify priority upgrade measures and related PIP
5. Business Model for Recovering Investment Costs
6. Environmental and Social Audit and Assessment
7. Local Feasibility Study and designs
Full Terms of Reference (TOR) of the Assignment