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Procurement Notice for Moldova - P173076 - Moldova Water Security and Sanitation Project - MD-EPIU-203219-CS-CQS

Country: Moldova

Project Id: P173076

Project Name: Moldova Water Security and Sanitation Project

Loan/Credit/TF Info.:

Notice Version No.: 0

General Information

Notice Type

Request for Expression of Interest

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Bid Description

Development of the feasibility study and ESIA for Soroca town and neighboring villages

Language of Notice


Deadline for Application Submission Date


Local Time


Selected category codes for product to be procured

80101601-Feasibility studies or screening of project ideas

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Environmental Projects Implementation Unit


Mihail Beregoi


EPIU Director


Alecsandru cel Bun street, 51 a Chisinau





Postal Code





+373 22 22 62 54


+373 22 22 62 54



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Republic of Moldova

Project Preparation of the Moldova Water Security and Sanitation Project

Grant No.: TF0B4194

Assignment Title: Soroca Sanitation Project, Feasibility Study and ESIA

Reference NoMD-EPIU-203219-CS-CQS

The Republic of Moldova has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Project Preparation of the Moldova Water Security and Sanitation Project (MWSSP), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.

The objective of this assignment is to prepare the critical MWSSP documentation related to Soroca town and neighboring villages.

The consulting services (“the Services”) will include: (i) carrying out or updating feasibility studies for selected wastewater collection and treatment measures, including technical, economic and financial assessments; (ii) carrying out environmental and social impact assessments, as well as preparation of environmental and social instruments, as may be required by the Environmental and Social Standards for selected water supply, wastewater collection and treatment measures to  be used within the MWSSP for selected water supply, wastewater collection and treatment measures.

The total assignment period is defined as a maximum of 6 months with an estimated level of effort equal to 13.5 key staff-months.

The Consultant shall commence work not later than two weeks from the date of the notice to proceed ensuring full consistency with the Terms of Reference (TOR).

The Public Institution “Environmental Projects Implementation Unit” (EPIU) on behalf of Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment (MARDE) now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services.

Interested Firms with extensive experience in performing the Feasibility Studies and ESIA in the field of Water Supply and Sanitation sector shall provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services (required qualifications and experience of the firm, but not individual experts’ bio data).

The qualification criteria are:

  1. The company shall be a legally registered entity with a large proportion of the current portfolio corresponding to assignment-related services. The company shall be in continuous operation for at least ten (10) years, being specialized in development of Water Supply and Sanitation feasibility studies including Environmental and Social Impact Assessment.
  2. Experience in conducting projects of similar size and complexity, related to feasibility studies as well as Environmental and Social Impact Assessment in the field of WSS. As a minimum requirement, the Consultant needs to present at least two (2) completed contracts for such a Feasibility Study, and two (2) completed contracts for ESIA, finalized in the last five (5) years. For completed projects, copies of acceptance documents of the feasibility studies and ESIA shall be provided.
  3. Experience in the field of sanitation investments projects, where construction works were implemented with an investment cost of more than 1 million EUR, undertaken in towns with population exceeding 10,000 nos. As a minimum requirement, the Consultant needs to present at least two (2) such completed projects finalized in the last five (5) years. This shall be demonstrated by supporting documents.
  4. Demonstrated experience in Moldova would be an asset.

Key Experts will not be evaluated at this stage.

The Expression of Interest shall state clearly the name of the Consultant (either individual Firm, Joint Venture or sub consultancy) and be signed by an authorized representative. Information regarding the projects implemented, shall include: time frame, assignment name, tasks performed/deliverables, Client, the role of the firm (main Consultant/Partner in JV/sub-consultant), approximate contract value, etc.)

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to Section III, paragraphs, 3.14, 3.16, and 3.17 of the World Bank’s “Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers” dated November 2020 (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’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 CQS method (Consultant’s Qualifications Based Selection) set out in the Procurement Regulations.

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours i.e. 0900 to 1700 hours. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by e-mail) by February 10, 2021.

Public Institution “Environmental Projects Implementation Unit” the Republic of Moldova 

Attn: Mr. Mihail BEREGOI, Director

156A Alexandru cel Bun Street, MD-2012, Chisinau, Moldova

Tel: +373 22 22 62 54

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The Terms of Reference should be asked by email.