eC2: Water footprint assessment for clients in India MAS agribusiness advisory

Deadline: 09-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) agriculture-youth

Assignment Description

IFC is seeking to recruit a specialist agency for conducting water footprint assessment in the value chains of three companies in India under the IFC MAS South Asia agribusiness advisory projects.

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eC2: Agri-processing resource efficiency in South Africa – Stakeholder mapping and needs assessment

Deadline: 10-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) agriculture-youth

IFC seeks to procure the services of a consulting firm to conduct stakeholder mapping and needs assessment as part of work that aims to improve water efficiency in South Africa’s agri-processing sector by promoting water and energy efficiency technologies and practices, alternative water resource development, water reuse and recycling, and improved wastewater management. The stakeholder mapping and needs assessment will result in mapping of firms, identification of opportunities for improving water efficiency (and related energy efficiency), an assessment of knowledge needs and gaps, an assessment of the policy and regulatory environment, and prioritization of interventions to support an enabling environment for water efficiency (expected to focus at the municipal level).

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eC2: Technical Consultant for an Affordable Housing Project in India

Deadline: 17-Sep-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

IFC has been approached by one of the state governments in India to structure Infrastructure_Financing_PPPs_MENAaffordable housing development under Public Private Partnership (PPP) based on their Affordable Housing Policy for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) and Low-Income Group (LIG) beneficiaries. The Project comprises of the design and construction of affordable housing units on a greenfield sites in up to 6 cities. In this context, IFC is seeking to hire specialized team of Technical Consultants, which will assist IFC with all the technical and design aspects of AH units, detailed break-up of the site development for residential and commercial uses, along with their cost estimates, development of performance specifications for the private sector, reviewing and assimilating elements of housing finance in the transaction structure, analyzing the existing policy framework to optimize the project capacity and project design, analyzing the issues related to providing access to housing finance to beneficiaries, evaluation of how to most efficiently ensure subsidies are flowing to needy beneficiaries, define technical criteria for qualification and technical evaluation of the applications and shortlist bidders. The detailed terms of reference shall be shared later with the shortlisted entities.

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eC2: Request for Proposal Environmental, Social, and Governance Data Provider

Deadline: 08-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)Survey

Assignment Description: IFC has developed a methodology, drawn from its ESG standards and adjusted to the circumstances of emerging market capital markets. The IFC ESG methodology for capital markets extracts the most material issues from IFC’s Environmental and Social Performance Standards and Corporate Governance Methodology to identify environmental and social, sector-specific, and corporate governance performance indicators for ESG due diligence of issuers of debt securities in emerging markets. A risk-weighted assessment methodology based on these performance indicators allows for their weighting by risk tolerance, permitting users to focus due diligence on the issues of most significance to them, and to then make risk-based decisions before buying securities. IFC seeks to identify ESG data provider/s to support IFC with collecting and analyzing ESG information, as defined by the IFC performance indicators, for emerging market corporates. IFC will use this information to benchmark emerging market issuers using its risk-weighted methodology.

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eC2: Program Advisory for Hybrid Annuity Waste Water Projects under Namami Gange

Deadline: 25-Aug-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

IFC is looking to appoint a technical advisor to assist it in the technical aspects of the Ganges_Indiafollowing tasks: i) Component 1 – Provide meta advisory support for on-going hybrid annuity transactions being undertaken by different commercial transaction advisors in 13 cities, where IFC will provide overall quality assurance and supervisory support in such projects. Of these, inputs for project preparation will be required in 5 projects.
ii) Component 2 Provide transaction advisory for two cities, Agra and Lucknow. IFC will structure a viable and bankable project structure and provide assistance to NMCG and state level executing agency in the selection of private sector developer(s) for both cities in a transparent and competitive bidding process.
iii) Component 3 – Extend post-transaction advisory support for 18 hybrid annuity projects, for a period of two years post award. This includes 3 awarded projects in Varanasi, Haridwar and Mathura; 13 on-going projects referenced in (i) above and; two proposed projects in Agra and Lucknow referenced in (ii) above.

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eC2: PNG Hospital PPP – Legal Consultant

Deadline: 21-Aug-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The Government of the Papua New Guinea has requested IFC to assist the Papua New780-439-amrcapture Guinea Treasury and the Western Highlands Provincial Health Authority, to assess the potential to develop, finance, upgrade, operate and maintain the Mt Hagen Hospital under a Public Private Partnership (PPP) transaction (The Project).

The objective of the PPP is to enhance the infrastructure and operations and maintenance at Mt Hagen Hospital, to improve the delivery of health care services at the Hospital. The Project will focus on addressing the infrastructure requirements stemming from underinvestment and lack of adequate maintenance programs, and the potential to include non-clinical and some selected clinical services in the scope of the Project.

IFC is seeking the services of a qualified legal consultant to support its transaction advisory team on developing and implementing the tender for this project.

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eC2: Kenya SME Road Construction Program

Rural Infra in CambodiaDeadline: 16-Jul-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) seeks to accelerate the development of Kenyan MSME road contractors to enable them to submit more qualified bids and win more contracts in public sector road construction, rehabilitation and maintenance. The Kenya SME Road Contractors project would like to scale up the business skills of MSMEs engaged in road construction activities, with the aim of increasing their opportunities in the sector.

The overall objective of the assignment is the delivery of a business management training Program which will target Kenyan road contractors registered with Kenya National Construction Authority (NCA) in the categories NCA3 NCA6 to enhance their business management skills and capabilities to strengthen the efficiency of their business operations. This will include training on practical bidding skills and project management.

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eC2: Diagnostic Assessment of Black Pepper Supply Chain in Vietnam

indexDeadline: 09-Jul-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The overall aim of this assessment is to provide an objective reference point for IFC and its private sector client(s) to formulate development options or advisory services needed for Pepper supply chain in Vietnam in order to improve profitability of black pepper production and achieve pepper industry players’ target on 100% sustainable pepper by 2025.

This includes: 1)Prepare a list of existing practices of advisory services provided to black pepper smallholders; 2)Prepare a list of existing agronomy products/package of practices that have potential to improve smallholder practices and improve income; 3)Understand baseline condition of black pepper farming and markets & analyze potential opportunities for improvement 4)Understand supply-demand conditions of (a) pepper seedling business at commune level; (b) drip irrigation equipment, etc; 5)determine the major constraints & opportunities 6) Provide recommendation and strategies of project interventions

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eC2: Large-Scale Dairy Farm Management Consultant

indexDeadline: 04-Jul-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

IFC is hiring a firm, which will support the Project on the design, testing and implementation of dairy farm reference models for large and medium sized dairy farms in Ukraine.

The Consultant will: 1) conduct the diagnostic of up to 10 dairy farms with an average size of between 300 and 2,000 dairy cows, 2) provide recommendations on improvement opportunities, 3) support the implementation of the recommended improvements 4) support IFC on developing 2 reference models for medium and large farms.
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eC2: Scaling Solar Uzbekistan – Technical, Environmental and Social Consultant

Deadline: 02-Jul-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) solar-wind (CC0) Pixabay-Kenueone

IFC has been retained as lead transaction advisor by the Government of Uzbekistan to procure the development, construction and operation and maintenance of 100MW of utility scale solar PV power on a PPP basis under the Scaling Solar Program (the Project). As such, IFC is procuring a technical, environmental and social (E&S) consulting firm (or consortium) to advise on the Project. The assignment will be split in to several phases and is expected to include: Evaluation of a potential site (or sites); review of grid code and development of the PPA technical limits schedule; detailed site studies for selected site, including ground investigations, grid integration studies and E&S scoping in line with IFC Performance Standards; and support to the tender process (e.g. tailoring of technical specs, bid evaluation). Engineering firms should consider partnering with E&S firms to strengthen their E&S offering. Use of local partners for ground investigations and local E&S expertise is also recommended.

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