Deadline: 08-Jun-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The objective of this assignment is to provide strategic support to develop a Solar Competitive Bidding Strategy and Framework in line with Kenya’s draft energy auction policy and reflecting specific needs for the careful selection of investors and an allocation of risk optimized for the Country’s circumstances. The strategy would provide guidelines for auctioning volume, deployment scheme, timeline, socio-economic development, roles and responsibilities, high-level bidding framework, among others.
Deadline: 19-May-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
IFC Advisory is looking to appoint an international firm as a technical consultant to replicate the Scaling Solar model through a new Scaling Wind product which further simplifies the technical requirements while still ensuring the highest quality of the resulting windfarms. IFC Advisory is seeking a Consultant (or consortium of Consultants) to adapt the technical requirements of the Scaling Solar documentation for wind. A parallel assignment is underway to modify the legal documents and it is expected that the present technical work will intersect with that effort.
Deadline: 24-Feb-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The consulting firm will be recruited to conduct the needs assessment of National Trade Facilitation Committees (NTFCs) in 15 West African countries, design training materials, and roll out the training. The assignment is in two phases. The winner of the phase 1 contract will be awarded the phase 2 upon successful completion of the phase 1.
Deadline: 17-Jul-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
This assignment specifically focuses on increasing women-led SMEs access to domestic and export markets through e-commerce, and to increase their sales from e-commerce in Lebanon.
There are two main sub-activities envisaged: (1) scoping and market analysis to understand where are the key challenges and constraints to e-commerce for womens SMEs; and (2) develop and deliver a package of support services to women-led SMEs, in partnership with local stakeholders, that will increase sales, markets and profits via e-commerce.
Deadline: 24-Jun-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The proposed Laikipia Integrated Feedlot Scheme (LIFS)initiative seeks to improve the quantity and quality of livestock commodities produced in the county by the key value chain actors. More specifically, the LIFS project focuses on improved productivity across the red meat value chain from livestock production to slaughter, processing and access to markets.
The existing value chain in the county is however fragmented and characterized by limited coordination between the value chain activities and players, and disease control thus unable to compete directly in the international market with producers like Australia. For the Scheme to be bankable, preliminary findings inform of the need to focus on a differentiated product and targeting of high-value local and international markets. This assignment, therefore, seeks to engage an experienced consultant firm to develop a brand design and marketing strategy for export promotion of the products that will be produced in the LIFS value chain.
Deadline: 24-Jun-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The objective of the consultancy is to support the preparation of Dhaka Public Transport Improvement Project (DPTIP) by i) assessing and improving institutional regulatory framework and client capacity to increase private sector participation in the public transportation sector in Dhaka; and ii) assessing and recommending specific PPP options and business-financial models for the operation of the feeders associated with the BRT line from Gazipur to Mohakhali, for the associated BRT infrastructure and for the operations of the city-wide bus service. The extent of PPP potential must be well assessed and structured based on client capacity, similar experiences in Bangladesh, the relative appetite of banks and investors in Bangladesh to invest in the transport sector (including through the exploration of financing options such as leasing), and the cost/access to finance for private operators and investors.
Deadline: 04-Jul-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The Government of the Republic of Zambia (GoZ) has received grant funding from the Global Infrastructure Facility (GIF), administered by the World Bank, for the above-mentioned assessment.
The World Banks Transport Global Practise (Transport GP), on behalf of the GoZ, represented by the Ministry of Finance (MoF), the Public-Private Partnerships Department (PPPD), the Ministry of Transport & Communications (MTC) as well as Zambia Airports Corporation, Ltd. (ZACL), seeks to appoint a consulting firm to conduct an assessment, build the evidence case and support Government decision making with respect to the development and procurement via PPPs of a number of priority infrastructure investments in the countrys aviation sector.
The objective of GoZs PPP-drive in the aviation sector is to improve the level of service, increase efficiency and financial performance to maximize both the value of newly built airport infrastructure assets to potentially offset the financing costs as well as foster additional/new capital investments. GoZ included the following four Airports, Kenneth Kaunda International Airport at Lusaka, Harry Mwaanga Nkhumbula International Airport at Livingstone and the proposed expansion of the airports at Solwezi and Mfuwe, in the assessment. Continue reading →
Deadline: 31-Mar-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
With this assignment, the Moldova ICR Project (#600467) is looking to provide follow-up support to the National Food Safety Agency (ANSA), the Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure (MEI) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment (MARDE), in designing a Raw Milk Monitoring Program (RMMP) that is aligned to EU requirements. The task is a continuation of a previous engagement with ANSA on the development of an Action Plan for gaining EU market access for milk and dairy products, where the absence of the RMMP has been identified as an important barrier to access EU markets.
Deadline: 04-Apr-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The activities to be completed by the Consultant under the TORs support activity. Specifically, they support the development of a new management platform for bus operations by SPTrans (SP Municipal Bus Authority) in the context of a new Operations Control Center (OCC) to be implemented. Bus operation across the city of Sao Paulo is concessioned to private operators, under the supervision of SPTrans. There are opportunities for improving the monitoring of the services and management of contracts through the development of a communication platform that allows for operators and SPTrans to interchange critical information, such as fines and operational data, and allow for real-time management of operations, as well as feed on-time information to users, such as alterations in schedule/routes and service cuts. Currently, several steps on these processes occur manually, reducing reliability of information and generating unwanted costs.
Deadline: 21-Jan-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The World Bank will employ the services of a specialized firm to conduct a diagnostic which shall help inform the design of interventions to support women-led SMEs (WSMEs) in Nigeria in accessing finance and markets. Specifically, this assignment includes:
i) Mapping: Gather evidence on target beneficiaries (women entrepreneurs with high growth potential) to develop a diagnostic tool and provide the basis for design of tailored capacity building. This will include a creation of a taxonomy for various types of WSMEs, a targeted database of WSMEs and data collection (targeted survey, focus groups, etc.) to help understand WSMEs’ capacity building needs;
ii) Ecosystem Diagnostic: The ecosystem diagnostic will identify and understand the perspective of the various stakeholders affecting the ability of women entrepreneurs to start and grow a business (investors, customer base, competitors, business associations, business development service providers, government agencies, etc.). Focus groups and interviews will help understand the gap, market and institutional, between what is available and what is required for WSMEs to access finance and take advantage of market opportunities;
iii) Market assessment: Mapping of bank and non-bank providers, products, and regulatory barriers, including for Fintech adoption, to inform design of FinTech solutions/movable asset-based lending, and/or savings products tailored to WSMEs’ needs.