REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST...

Baku                                                                                         14 November 2019

 

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

 

Republic of Azerbaijan

Integrated Rural Development Project

Sector: Agriculture

CONSULTING SERVICES

 

Mode of Financing: Ordinary Istisna’a, Istisna’a under Jeddah Declaration

Financing No. AZ034/035/036

 

The Government of Azerbaijan has received a financing from the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) toward the cost of the Integrated Rural Development Project, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. The services include conducting of Feasibility Study on establishment of “Agro-industrial park” brand in Yevlakh region. The implementation period is about 2 (two) months. The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment can be obtained at the e-mail address given below. Please refer to the General Procurement Notice (GPN) for this project that appeared in Development Business, dated December 16, 2011.

 

The Agency for Agro Credit and Development under the Ministry of Agriculture now invites eligible consultants to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested consultants must provide specific information which demonstrate that they are fully qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.). The shortlisting criteria are: knowledge of the agriculture sector in Azerbaijan; knowledge and experience in agriculture products industry review and analysis, including analysis of value chains and recommending business opportunities for further products development; specific experience in agricultural facility design and with preparation of feasibility studies for establishment of greenhouse facilities; availability of appropriate license for rendering of engineering design services; availability of staff with specific expertise in agriculture products industry projects (market assessment, value chain analysis, feasibility studies, process engineering). Key Experts will not be evaluated at the shortlisting stage.

 

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to Paragraphs, 1.23, and 1.24 of the Guidelines for Procurement of Consultant Services under Islamic Development Bank Project Financing (the “Procurement Guidelines”), setting forth IsDB’s policy on conflict of interest. 

 

Consultants may associate with other firms to enhance their qualifications, but should indicate clearly whether the association is in the form of a joint venture and/or a sub-consultancy. In the case of a joint venture, all the partners in the joint venture shall be jointly and severally liable for the entire contract, if selected.

 

A consultant will be selected in accordance with the QCBS (Quality and Cost-Based Selection) procedures set out in the Guidelines for the Use of Consultants under Islamic Development Bank Financing May 2009, amended in February 2012.

 

Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours from 10:00 to 17:00 (local time).

 

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by November 28, 2019.

 

Agency for Agro Credit and Development under the Ministry of Agriculture

Integrated Rural Development Project

Attention: Vugar Mehdiyev, Project Director

25E, Nobel ave., Baku White City Office Building, 3rd floor

Az1025, Baku, Azerbaijan

Tel:  (+99412) 525 01 18

Fax: (+99412) 525 01 14

E-mail: haciyevaaybeniz@gmail.com; vugar.mehdiyev@gmail.com; kamran.bayramov@gmail.com  

Web site: www.akia.gov.az