Jordan: Assessment of Sustainable Lead Acid Battery Collection and Recycling Scheme

Country: Jordan
Language: EN
Number: 686243
Publication date: 15-03-2017
Source: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Tags: Energy

Description

Country:

Jordan

Business sector:

Other, Sustainable Resources and Climate Change, Power and energy

Project number:

68383

Funding source:

ESEM - EC SEMED Project Preparation Framework - NIF FUNDED

Contract type:

Consultancy Services

Notice type:

Invitation for expressions of interest (CSU)

Issue date:

14 Mar 2017

Closing date:

03 Apr 2017 at 10:00 London

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Assignment Description: Lead-based batteries account for more than 80% of present day worldwide lead usage and have an extremely high rate of recycling – in Europe and USA the recycling rate is greater than 95%. Lead is a valuable material so rather than send used lead-acid batteries (“ULAB”) to landfill at the end of their life many countries around the world send ULAB to recycling centres that operate under strict environmental regulations.
In Jordan, despite the efforts of the Ministry of Environment to modify the regulation and legislations that regulate the batteries’ life cycle (from generation point to final disposal stage), the current practices are not environmentally sound and have adverse impacts on human health and the environment during all phases of the process: transportation, collection, temporary storage and recycling.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the EBRD or the Bank) has offered support to the Jordanian government to assess the viability of a sustainable ULAB collection and recycling scheme operating in the country.

The key aim of this assignment is to assess the viability of a ULAB collection and recycling scheme in the Jordanian context, based on international best practices. As part of the viability assessment, the consultant selected to undertake this assignment (the Consultant) shall recommend measures required to develop an environmentally and economically sound scheme specific to the country and in line with international best practice.

The main tasks to be carried out by the Consultant are as follows:

a) Analysis of the current regulatory and institutional capacity in Jordan and identification of gaps and barriers that prevent an economic and environmentally sound ULAB collection and recycling scheme;

b) Proposal of measures to overcome the identified barriers based on international best practice.

c) Mapping of the existing and projected ULAB streams in Jordan including the roles and responsibilities for all players who are in charge of ULAB life cycle management, including dealers, generators, distributers, sellers, collectors of ULAB and the informal sector.

d) Assessment of technical and financial feasibility of an environmentally sound ULAB collection and recycling scheme and proposal of the best scenarios for Jordan.


Assignment Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in April/May 2017 and has an estimated overall duration of 4 months. No contract extension is envisaged.


Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 125,000; exclusive of VAT.
The consultant must determine whether any VAT would be chargeable on the services and the basis for that determination, without taking into consideration the Bank"s special status as an IFI and state this to the Bank in their response to the Invitation for Expressions of Interest. To the extent that a consultant incurs input VAT on goods and services purchased in connection with the provision of services (e.g. VAT on airline ticket) which is not otherwise recoverable by the consultant from the local tax authority, the gross cost to the consultant of such expenses shall be treated as a reimbursable expense.


Funding Source: It is expected that the assignment will be supported by funding by the EU Neighbourhood Investment Facility.


Consultant Profile: The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms with experience and a strong track record in international project advisory works in assessing the financial viability of public-private partnership (“PPP”) recycling schemes.

The Consultant’s team is expected to include the following key experts:

Submission Requirements: Interested consultants are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest.
In order to determine the qualifications and competence of consulting firms seeking to be shortlisted, the information submitted should include the following:

- Company/group of firms’ profile, organisation and staffing (max. 2 pages);

- Details of previous project experience or similar assignments preferably undertaken in the previous five years (max 5 pages in total); each project reference should include information on: title of the assignment; country; duration (mm/yy to mm/yy); value of the consultant’s contract; short description of the main objectives and deliverables. The references shall be grouped into ( waste sector assignments; (b) specific assignments on ULAB schemes and (c) experience in PPP schemes.

- Summary of CVs of key experts who would carry out the assignment. An initial table/chart should provide a clear overview of the structure of the team and the roles assigned to each key expert, matching the team requirements listed above. The summary (max 3 pages; full CVs to be provided as an annex) shall then provide the following information for each expert: role in the team; years of experience in the proposed role; main area of expertise; up to 3 key reference projects (name, date, role of the consultant in the project).

- Completed Consultant Declaration Form and Contact Sheet, the template for which is available from the following web-link:

http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet.doc.

The complete expression of interest (including CVs, Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet) should be submitted, in English electronically through e-Selection, to reach the Bank not later than the closing date. The expression of interest shall be one file (pdf). The EBRD reserves the right to reject applications of firms submitting more than one file.

Bank Contact Person:

Yvonne Wilkinson

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

One Exchange Square

London EC2A 2JN

United Kingdom

Tel: + 44 20 7338 7123

E-mail: WilkinsY@ebrd.com (submissions should be sent through eSelection and NOT to this email address)


Notes:

1. The selection will normally be made from responses to this notification only. The highest-ranked Consultant will be invited to negotiate the contract, subject to confirmation of funding.

2. The evaluation criteria are as follows:

Specific experience and capability of the consultant firm(s) related to the scope of the assignment (particularly on waste management and ULAB): 20%

CV: Qualifications and competence of the Project Manager: 20%

CV: Qualifications and competence of the Financial Expert: 20%

CV: Qualifications and competence of the Technical Expert(s) 20%

CVs: Qualifications and competence of the Local Expert(s): 20%