eC2: Consulting firm for Resource Efficiency and Clean energy Advisory to Textile-Footwear Industries.

Deadline: 28-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) 

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Firms responding to this EOI should have practical experience working with the textile/apparel/footwear sector in Vietnam and/or other countries in Asia-Pacific and demonstrated expertise in developing cost-effective projects to save water, energy, and chemicals and reduce variable operating costs. Interested consultants must have a broad range of capabilities in the areas of firm-level REF scoping/detailed assessments, wastewater treatment and recycle projects, and sector-level capacity building, awareness raising, and employee training. In addition, interested consultant must have experience in developing captive renewable energy projects. Relevant experience working with manufacturing supply chains will be a plus. Development of high-quality reports and other deliverables in both English and Vietnamese in a timely manner will be required. The consultant team must have a local partner who work in related field. IFC reserves the right to modify the scope and/or cancel this EOI depending on available funding.

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eC2: Improvement of the public bicycle transport system in Buenos Aires

Deadline: 31-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is Sistema_EcoBiciengaging with the City of Buenos Aires in several transportation projects across the city. One of them is aimed to provide technical assistance to improve the existing public bicycle transport system ECOBICI.

The advisory project will analyze bicycle path solutions, potential roadway sections where the Government should implement bicycle facilities and recommend locations of future public bicycle stations.

IFC is searching for a consulting firm with extended knowledge and experience in public bicycle solutions to undertake these studies

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eC2: Ethiopia Malt Barley Supply Chain – Cooperative and Lead Farmer Business Management Training

Deadline:  04-Sep-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) ml-can-a-nation-build-its-future-if-it-cannot-feed-its-children-five-policy-actions-to-transform-crop-and-livestock-farming-in-mali-780x439

IFC plans to assist a large domestic buyer to increase the quantity of malt barley procured from local smallholder farmers by aggregators such as cooperatives or “lead farmers”. Part of the project includes improving the professionalism of approximately 80 aggregators so that they can function more effectively as businesses and provide better services to their members and/or smallholder farmer clients.

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eC2: Prioritization of locations for off-grid rural electrification in Tanzania

Deadline:  05-Sep-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) scaling+solar+main+banner

IFC is seeking to develop new datasets that will enable faster and more accurate market analysis for DESCOs operating in Tanzania, including household locations and indicators on ability to pay, potential for productive uses of electricity and up-to-date data on national electricity grid transmission and distribution line locations. Collectively, it is expected that these datasets will help DESCOs operating in, or seeking to enter, Tanzania to narrow down geographic areas that could be interesting markets for their off-grid energy services. Datasets should of sufficient detail and quality to inform and prioritize the parallel project on detailed mapping of priority villages and households. In addition, it should enable preliminary assessment of market potentials and be useful in the wider rural energy sector and beyond. The data should be presented online in a manner that allows for affordable updating on a regular basis, with intuitive presentation of the results and prioritization of feasible off-grid villages.  IFC is seeking the services of a specialist firm to develop these datasets and prioritize detailed household mapping; to disseminate them in an accessible manner; and to and maintain the data up-to-date.

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eC2: Prioritization of locations for off-grid rural electrification in Tanzania

Deadline: 05-Sep-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The project is expected to include mapping using satellite imagery, along with engagements in Tanzania to collect detailed indicators on village potentials. The selection committee will take into consideration the use of local Tanzanian consortium members or contractors in these activities. However, approaches that differ from these two points will still be considered. These datasets should be of sufficient quality to allow detailed assessment of mini-grid potential in villages, and in addition be useful to other rural energy actors and in wider development objectives. The datasets should be uploaded to OpenStreetMap and will also be made available on the platform developed in the parallel project. IFC is seeking the services of a specialist firm to develop this data; to ensure its quality and accuracy; and to upload and maintain it on OpenStreetMap and other platforms.
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eC2: CASH TRANSFERS PROGRAM

Deadline: 14-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)index

The IFC Advisory Services MENA Microfinance Team is seeking a consulting firm to support a Yemeni MFI in assessing institutional readiness to expand its cash transfers line of business. The firm will be expected to use their previous experience in the cash transfers space and surveying clients and staff to review the current set up and cash transfer/agent banking mechanism, to identify gaps and areas for improvement as well as to develop a six-month action plan and overall strategy in these areas that covers crisis and post-crisis operations.
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Scaling up climate investments will require innovation in five key areas

 
Just ask the investors: businesses in emerging markets can no longer afford to ignore the risks posed by the changing climate to their bottom lines. Ranging from increasingly frequent and severe weather events to new regulations and changing consumer preferences, climate change is fundamentally transforming the way we do business. Increasingly, companies and their investors are seeking opportunities to transition to and invest in climate-smart portfolios.

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eC2: Lilongwe Water PPP Technical Consultant

Deadline: 17-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) PPPs

IFC will hire the services of specialist consultants to support the IFC Project Team in delivering the advisory mandate, which is currently under negotiation. The IFC is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) at this early stage to ensure timely appointment of technical consultants. The RFP will be issued once the mandate has been signed with the Government of Malawi. The assignment will be to provide technical support to the IFC team in undertaking this transaction advisory project. The transaction advisory will be implemented in phases: Phase 1 to update and refine the due diligence that was previously undertaken and to revise the Transaction Structure. Phase 2 will be the implementation of the transaction including preparation of necessary tender documents and supporting the full procurement process.
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eC2:Lilongwe Water PPP Legal Consultant

Deadline: 17-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)water

IFC intends to hire the services of specialist consultants to support the IFC Project Team in delivering the advisory mandate, which is currently under negotiation. The IFC is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) at this early stage to ensure timely appointment of technical consultants. The RFP will be issued once the mandate has been signed with the Government of Malawi. The assignment will be to provide legal advisory support to the IFC team in undertaking this transaction advisory project. The transaction advisory will be implemented in phases: Phase 1 will include due diligence and transaction structuring, Phase 2 will be the implementation of the transaction including preparation of necessary tender documents and supporting the full procurement process.
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eC2: Lao National Consultant: Hydro Advisory

Deadline: 15-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) HYDRO

The purpose of the assignment will be for a Lao National Consultant to assist with program support, implementation of activities, and communication. IFC is seeking to strengthen its hydro advisory team through the recruitment of a Lao National Short-Term Consultant (STC) to be based at IFCs Lao office in Vientiane. The STC will report to the Hydro Advisory Team Leader who is based in Yangon, Myanmar.

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