Green Cities Framework - Pre- & Post-Signing TC Support:
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the "EBRD" , the "Bank") has launched the development of the Green Cities Initiative as a response to address multiple urban issues in a more systematic way in the Bank's countries of operation ("EBRD CoOs"). As a core part of this Initiative, the Bank worked with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (the "OECD") and the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (the "ICLEI") to prepare a methodology (the "Methodology") for the development of Green City Action Plans ("GCAPs"). The Methodology is designed to guide a City through the 5 main steps of developing and implementing a GCAP: establishing a Green City Baseline; developing a vision; preparing the GCAP; implementing the actions; and reviewing progress.
Agreements with up to 5 Consultants (the "Framework Consultants") to enable the Bank to call upon a shortlist of pre-qualified firms, from which it can quickly and efficiently obtain reliable services for Cities to develop and implement GCAPs.
The Framework Agreements will establish, in advance, fee rates for experts, contract terms and agreements, and procedures that will govern individual assignments (Assignments or Call-offs) to be required to implement the Programme. Under these Framework Agreements, the Bank will have the option, but not the obligation, to place individual Assignments with the selected Framework Consultants.
Framework Consultants will be selected for individual assignments in accordance with EBRD's Procurement Policies and Rules ("PP&R"). The Bank may send to the Consultant(s) specific Terms of Reference for the Assignment ("Specific ToR"). The Specific ToR will include a description of the tasks to be performed, time-schedules and reporting instructions. The Consultant(s) should respond by sending to the Bank a technical and financial proposal for the Call-off together with details of the Expert(s) proposed to carry out the work. The Bank will then assess the response(s) and – subject to successful negotiations - issue a call-off notice (the "Call-Off Notice") to the selected Framework Consultant. ■