The Government of Yemen has received financing from the MENA Transition Fund (a Deauville Partnership Initiative) to implement the “Preparation and Implementation Support for The Special Industrial Zone -SIZ- in Al-Hodeida” (The Project). The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) has been tasked as the implementation support agency and the fund caretaker for the project. The Government of Yemen intends to use this financing for contracting a consultancy firm/firms to execute the components of the referenced project. In May 2011, the G8 launched the Deauville Partnership as a response to the historical changes underway in several countries in the Middle East and North Africa region. The Deauville Partnership was launched as a long-term, global initiative that provides Arab countries in transition with a framework based on technical support to: (i) strengthen governance for transparent, accountable governments; and (ii) provide an economic framework for sustainable and inclusive growth. To support the countries in transition to formulate policies and programs and implement reforms, the Deauville Partnership set up the MENA Transition Fund. The Transition Fund is a broad-based partnership providing grants for technical cooperation to help transition countries strengthen their governance, social and economic institutions by developing and implementing home-grown and country-owned reforms.
The following are the high-level Project objectives:
• Delivery of comprehensive & implementable PPP-based package for Hodeida-SIZ to the Government of Yemen.
• Establishment of a legal entity ‘SIZ Administration Agency’ supported by a conducive legal, institutional and regulatory framework.
• Delivery of integrated Institutional Support and Capacity Building package to the ‘SIZ Administration Agency’ upon its establishment.
In this regard, the Government of Yemen, invites consultancy firms to indicate their interest in providing advisory services for the Project. Interested consultants must provide specific information that demonstrates that they are fully qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments with supportive references, experience in similar conditions/countries, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.).
The selected consultancy firm will work in two parallel and interdependent tracks, i.e. (1) Project Preparation Advisory to design and prepare the Project finance package, and (2) Legal and Regulatory Advisory to design and prepare the legal package. Accordingly, the scope of the assignment will cover:
Component 1: Project Preparation Activities:
Sub-component 1.1: Economic, Policy and Market Assessment
Sub-component 1.2: Site Evaluation, Master Planning and Costing
Sub-component 1.3: Social and Environmental Assessment
Sub-component 1.4: Economic and Financial Analysis and Structuring
Sub-component 1.5: Development Strategy and Implementation Plans
Component 2: Legal and Regulatory Advisory
Sub-component 2.1: Legal Assessment of the legal, regulatory and institutional environment related to the SIZ.
Sub-component 2.2: Institutional and Regulatory Models
Sub-component 2.3: PPP Concession Agreement(s)
Consultancy firms may express their interest in the form of an association, validated by an agreement among members which clearly specifies the type of association, i.e. a joint-venture, intermediate forms of association, or sub consultancy.
A consultancy firm will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the Guidelines for the Use of Consultants under Islamic Development Bank Financing (May 2009 Edition).
Further information on the assignment may be obtained at the addresses below during office hours (9:00 am to 02 pm, GMT+03).
Expressions of interest must be delivered to the addresses below by 10 February 2014 through email.
Mr. Abdulilah Shaiban
Ministry of Industry and Trade
P.O. Box 1916
Republic of Yemen
Tel: + 967 711738641
Fax: +967 1 202595