UK-London: Support to the Secretariat of the Foreign Investors Council in Uzbekistan

Notice Abstract
Support to the Secretariat of the Foreign Investors Council in Uzbekistan Single Stage Open Competitive Selection – Request for Proposals Project Description: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “EBRD” or the “Bank”) is assisting the Government of Uzbekistan represented by the State Committee for Investments (the “Committee”) in setting up a Foreign Investors Council of Uzbekistan (the “FIC” or the “Project”). FIC is a structured platform for regular dialogue between the Government and private investors, in particular foreign, to openly and constructively identify key obstacles to private sector development and investment attraction and jointly develop solutions. The purpose of the FIC is: •to promote constructive dialogue between the Government and private sector on the necessary steps to address the most pressing issues for the development of the private sector, improve the business environment and foster investment, in particular foreign; •to identify the main impediments preventing attraction of investments in different sectors of the economy and to propose intervention measures with efficiency and maximum impact for the improvement of business environment and conducive investment climate; •to suggest and review proposals for relevant changes to the legislative and regulatory framework regarding the above; •to develop recommendations, including in the form of drafts of relevant resolutions and decrees with supporting assessment reports for the review by the Government and suitable in form for the Government’s internal process; · to facilitate the exchange of experience and best practices in regulatory reform from other countries to facilitate fostering objectives of the FIC. The daily activity of the FIC will be supported by a secretariat (the” Secretariat”) led by the Head of the Secretariat and to be staffed with a number of professionals such as economic and a legal expert. The task of the Secretariat is to support the FIC’s activities, especially the facilitation of an open dialogue between the government and the private sector with the intention of improving the business environment and fostering reforms directed towards the achievement of a fully-functioning market economy. Assignment Description: In the context of the Project, the EBRD is now seeking to engage a consultant (the “Consultant”) for the position of the Head of the Secretariat of the FIC (the “Assignment”). The Consultant is expected to provide the following services: · developing the agendas of the FIC meetings and coordinates with the Committee; · coordinating the everyday activity of the FIC: preparing the meetings, drafting proposals for discussion, conducting consultation with businesses, organising technical training sessions; · providing to the Committee and the FIC members summary views and suggestions on the matters of the FIC’s agenda, in order to ensure the high quality of decisions made within the FIC; · steering the FIC’s decisions implementation process, monitoring and evaluating the results and assessing their impact and effectiveness on the business environment; · reporting to the members of the FIC and to the Committee on progress of implementation of the FIC recommendations; · maintaining close communication with the members of the FIC, state institutions and business community; · ensuring the sustainability and continuity of the FIC; · in collaboration with the press service of the Government and the Committee, informing the public about the activities of the FIC.

Notice Details
CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL
Notice Type: SERVICES
1 Authority Details
1.1
Authority Name and Address
Official Name:
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Postal Address:
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Town:
London Postal Code:
Country:
UK
For the attention of:
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E-Mail:
Fax:
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Internet Address (URL):
1.2
Address from which documentation may be obtained
As in 1.1

1.3
Completed documents must be returned to:
As in 1.1

2 Contract Details
2.1
Title
Support to the Secretariat of the Foreign Investors Council in Uzbekistan

2.2
Description of the goods or services required
Support to the Secretariat of the Foreign Investors Council in Uzbekistan

Single Stage Open Competitive Selection – Request for Proposals

Project Description:

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “EBRD” or the “Bank”) is assisting the Government of Uzbekistan represented by the State Committee for Investments (the “Committee”) in setting up a Foreign Investors Council of Uzbekistan (the “FIC” or the “Project”).

FIC is a structured platform for regular dialogue between the Government and private investors, in particular foreign, to openly and constructively identify key obstacles to private sector development and investment attraction and jointly develop solutions.

The purpose of the FIC is:

•to promote constructive dialogue between the Government and private sector on the necessary steps to address the most pressing issues for the development of the private sector, improve the business environment and foster investment, in particular foreign;

•to identify the main impediments preventing attraction of investments in different sectors of the economy and to propose intervention measures with efficiency and maximum impact for the improvement of business environment and conducive investment climate;

•to suggest and review proposals for relevant changes to the legislative and regulatory framework regarding the above;

•to develop recommendations, including in the form of drafts of relevant resolutions and decrees with supporting assessment reports for the review by the Government and suitable in form for the Government’s internal process;

· to facilitate the exchange of experience and best practices in regulatory reform from other countries to facilitate fostering objectives of the FIC.

The daily activity of the FIC will be supported by a secretariat (the” Secretariat”) led by the Head of the Secretariat and to be staffed with a number of professionals such as economic and a legal expert. The task of the Secretariat is to support the FIC’s activities, especially the facilitation of an open dialogue between the government and the private sector with the intention of improving the business environment and fostering reforms directed towards the achievement of a fully-functioning market economy.

Assignment Description:

In the context of the Project, the EBRD is now seeking to engage a consultant (the “Consultant”) for the position of the Head of the Secretariat of the FIC (the “Assignment”).

The Consultant is expected to provide the following services:

· developing the agendas of the FIC meetings and coordinates with the Committee;

· coordinating the everyday activity of the FIC: preparing the meetings, drafting proposals for discussion, conducting consultation with businesses, organising technical training sessions;

· providing to the Committee and the FIC members summary views and suggestions on the matters of the FIC’s agenda, in order to ensure the high quality of decisions made within the FIC;

· steering the FIC’s decisions implementation process, monitoring and evaluating the results and assessing their impact and effectiveness on the business environment;

· reporting to the members of the FIC and to the Committee on progress of implementation of the FIC recommendations;

· maintaining close communication with the members of the FIC, state institutions and business community;

· ensuring the sustainability and continuity of the FIC;

· in collaboration with the press service of the Government and the Committee, informing the public about the activities of the FIC.

2.3
Notice Coding and Classification
2.4
Total quantity or scope of tender
Location: Uzbekistan

Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in February 2018 and has an estimated initial duration of 24 months.

VAT: The Consultant must determine whether any VAT would be chargeable on the services and the basis for that determination, without taking into consideration the special status of the Bank as an IFI and state this to the Bank in their response to the Request for Technical Proposals. To the extent that a Consultant incurs input VAT on goods and services purchased in connection with the provision of services (e.g. VAT on airline ticket) which is not otherwise recoverable by the consultant from the local tax authority, the gross cost to the consultant of such expenses shall be treated as a reimbursable expense.

Subject to availability of funding, the performance of the selected Consultant and the business needs, the Assignment may be extended beyond the current scope.

3 Conditions for Participation
3.1
Minimum standards and qualification required
4 Administrative Information
4.1
Type of Procedure
The procedure type is unknown.

4.2
Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority
76473

4.3
Time Limits
Responses by 04-01-2019 Time 12:00
4.5
Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up
EN
4.6
Tender Submission Postbox
5 Other Information
5.1
Additional Information
Please visit the following portal to view this notice:

https://www.ebrd.com/work-with-us/procurement/pn-76473.html

Closing date: 04 Jan 2019 at 12:00 London

(MT Ref:280744)

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Additional Documentation
5.3
Publication date of this notice
10-12-2018
SF 51a