MINING INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT SUPPORT PROJECT


REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

(CONSULTING SERVICES – FIRMS SELECTION)


Terms of Reference


Mongolia

Mining Infrastructure Investment Support Project

Credit No. 4888-MN


Assignment Title: Selection of Consulting firm to develop Pre-Feasibility Study of "Integrated Steel Complex with Infrastructure in the central region of Darkhan-Selenge" Project

Reference No. WB/MOF/MINIS/CS/CQS/1.1.3 (d)/2014


            The Government of Mongolia (GoM) has received financing from the World Bank in an amount equivalent to US$ 25 million, toward the cost of Mining Infrastructure Investment Support Project (MINIS), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. The consulting services (“the Services”) include development of detailed set of Pre-Feasibility Study of "Integrated Steel Complex with Infrastructure in the central region of Darkhan-Selenge" Project.

            There is a need in establishing integrated steel mill with full cycle of processing of the iron ore to finished steel products. It is necessary to consider local raw materials properties, other local conditions, and the most suitable technology choice has to be made in accordance with the above. Mongolian economic development will benefit from success in implementing this project, as it will set up foundation for the sustainable development for the manufacturing industry and stimulate development of support industries such as energy, chemicals, transportation and infrastructure, construction etc. Major iron ore deposits, including the largest iron ore deposit of strategic importance - Tumurtei, are located in Darkhan-Selenge region of Mongolia. Darkhan-Selenge and Sainshand regions are considered suitable locations for developing metallurgical industry. Darkhan-Selenge region has an advantage of having fairly established infrastructure, availability of water and power supply, and is close to several large coal deposits.      


               The assignment is expected to commence in September 2014. Duration of the assignment is expected 3 months (a total of 18 person months).           

            The Mining Infrastructure Investment Support Project now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The short listing criteria are: The consultant shall have the experience and competence relevant to the assignment. The consulting firm should have completed at least 2 similar contracts relevant to the assignment in the last 4 years. 

            The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to the paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans & IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers January 2011 (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest when providing information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services.

            Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub consultancy to enhance their qualifications. 

            A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Selection based on the Consultant's Qualifications (CQS) Method, the method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. 

            Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 0800 to 1700. Interested consultants may obtain the detailed TOR of the assignment at www.minis.mn 


            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 13:00 hours (Ulaanbaatar time) 25th July, 2014 

            Project Implementation Unit

            Mining Infrastructure Investment Support Project (MINIS)

            Attn: B. Odonchimeg, Procurement Specialist

            Arig Center building, Suite # 401, Jamyan Gun Street-10, Khoroo 1,

            Sukhbaatar District, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

            Tel: +976 7011 2689;

            Fax: +976 7011 2689

            E-mail: odonchimegb@minis.mn cc to: baigali@minis.mn.

            Web site: www.minis.mn

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