WB announces tender within rail project in Azerbaijan
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept.10
By Anvar Mammadov – Trend:
The World Bank (WB) has announced a tender to attract a consultant for review and evaluation of the infrastructure maintenance program for Azerbaijan Railways CJSC, said the WB website.
The tender has been announced within the Rail Trade and Transport Facilitation Project.
The consulting services include reviewing and evaluation of Azerbaijan Railways’ infrastructure maintenance program and investment practices and prepare a comprehensive review thereof with appropriate recommendations. The activity will be completed within 7 months of the commencement of services.
The short-listing criteria are:
- Strong management competence with ISO certification;
- At least 7 years of sectoral focus in railways;
- At least 3 similar projects undertaken for a railway organization;
- Staffing capacity in the areas of expertise, such as: Railway Infrastructure and Superstructure, Organizational Assessment, Railway Economy, Power Supply, Telecommunication and Signalling, Maintenance Contracts.
- Experience in East Europe and CIS countries.
Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications.
Expressions of interest must be submitted no later than September 30, 2016 at 18:00 (UTC/GMT + 4 hours).
For detailed information contact:
Contact person: Seymur Gahramanov
Address: 230 Dilara Aliyeva str., AZ1010 Baku, Azerbaijan
Tel.: +994 50 361 40 45
Fax: +994 12 499 63 97
The WB project supports the fulfilment of the program for developing Azerbaijan’s railways aimed at improving the railway services in the country, as well as development of trade and attracting transit cargoes between Europe and Central Asia.
The initial volume of funds allocated by the WB for this project stood at $450 million of the total cost of $795 million. The WB Board of Directors approved the allocation of additional $220 million in June 2013. These funds will be used for modernizing the SCB (signalling, centralization and blocking) system for the East-West corridor on the section running from Baku to the border with Georgia.
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