eC2: Development of a Smart Mobility Implementation Guideline: Benchmarking and Piloting

Deadline: 04-Dec-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) index

1. Benchmarking the existing international smart mobility cases and best practice, including a diagnosis of the current situation (needs, challenges, and opportunities for sector reforms) associated with the performance of ITS/smart urban mobility systems in selected Bank’s client cities. 2. Develop a proposal for a smart mobility implementation guideline with the following dimensions: Implementation readiness assessment method – Transport systems and services, and dimensions, to be integrated – ICT architecture, data standards, and protocols 3. Develop detailed implementation action plans and recommendations for pilot activities in Panama on multi-modal and multi-provider payment system integration, integrated bus fleet management systems, well as advanced traffic monitoring and automated enforcement for strategic transit corridors, alongside the implementation of dynamic charging schemes for infrastructure cost recovery models. Carry out desk reviews for the application of the implementation guideline on these smart mobility topics for Vietnam/Turkey pilots. 4. Dissemination and capacity building for selected Bank’s client cities.

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eC2:Resource Efficiency Benchmarking of Red Meat Abattoirs in South Africa

Deadline: 03-Oct-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) index

International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector investment arm of the World Bank Group (WBG), launched the Agri-processing Resource Efficiency (APRE) Project that has two core components:(1) provide advisory and implementation support to agri-processing companies on water efficiency measures, develop and disseminate replicable solutions and best practices together with sector aggregators; and
(2) work with public/private stakeholders in three localities on specific policy/regulatory measures to support water efficiency, convening public-private dialogues to reach consensus on them. Red meat processing is one of the priority subsectors for engaging under the first component of APRE program. IFC is seeking a consulting firm to help with the resource efficiency benchmarking of the red meat abattoirs in South Africa that aims to assess the gaps in the efficiency of the use of resources, with focus on water, and identify areas for improvements in performance and sustainability.

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eC2: Understanding and Benchmarking Trucking Sector Performance

Deadline: 19-Mar-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) general-transport-mosaic-main

Objective:  The purpose of this assignment is to address the challenge of meaningfully comparing trucking sector performance at the national level: operational (and, by extension, economic/financial) and environmental performance across countries, including low-income, middle-income, high-income, and fragile states, and in so doing define (a) what constitutes “strong” relative to “poor” trucking sector performance in properly segmented trucking markets; (b) what factors influence performance, and through what mechanisms; (c) what kinds of prioritized interventions can shape performance; and (d) how trucking sector performance, and the nature of trucking sector operations, are likely to evolve in the face of potentially disruptive global trends, such as an impending shortage of truck drivers, an eventual transition to electric and/or autonomous commercial vehicles, big data-enabled integration of logistics service provision, more stringent environmental regulations, and more innovative ways for the public and private sectors to partner in the planning, funding, delivery, and regulation of logistics service provision in truck-based supply chains.

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