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Expert for Administrative & Financial Sustainability of Two Wastewater Systems
|Location :||Nicosia, CYPRUS|
|Application Deadline :||05-May-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||2 months, up to 20 working days|
Cyprus joined the EU in 2004 as a de-facto divided island. On 26 April 2004 the Council of the European Union stated its determination to "put an end to the isolation of the Turkish Cypriot community and to facilitate the reunification of Cyprus by encouraging the economic development of the Turkish Cypriot community". Against this background, the Commission implements an aid programme for the Turkish Cypriot community based on the Aid Regulation (EC No. 389/2006). The programme is managed by the Commission's Structural Reform Support Service. The programme aims to facilitate the reunification of Cyprus by encouraging the economic development of the Turkish Cypriot community.
Based on a long-standing partnership and UNDP previous experience in implementing large and medium-size EU funded urban upgrading and infrastructure projects in the northern part of Cyprus, the European Commission requested UNDP to continue supporting this type of infrastructure projects through the establishment of a new instrument called “Local Infrastructure Facility”.
The Facility will help identify, screen, mature, prepare for tender, and implement local infrastructure investments, targeting the funding on competitive basis to ensure best value for money and providing support also to those communities with a lower technical and administrative capacity. This will in turn result in a greater positive impact on the standard of living of local populations and increase the visibility of EU interventions in the priority areas.
Duties and Responsibilities
Famagusta Waste Water System:
One of the prioritized projects is the extension of the Famagusta Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) which was constructed with EU funding in 2013. The overall objective of this project is to double the capacity of the existing wastewater treatment plant. The first phase of the wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) was constructed and handed over to the local community in Famagusta in 2013. The capacity of the first phase is 4,100 m3 /day. The current load of 5,500 m3 /day is already exceeding the design capacity. By constructing the second phase, the plant's capacity will reach 8,200 m3 /day, in line with the 2006 Master Plan. The extension of the wastewater treatment plant will also have a positive impact on the surrounding environment. At the moment, the treated effluent is discharged into the Famagusta freshwater lake (wetland). The main beneficiaries of this project will be the urban inhabitants of Famagusta (population of around 50,000).As part of the requirement, a financial sustainability assessment will be carried out to establish the financial viability of the existing WWTP and the extended WWTP.The existing WWTP is managed by the local authority/community and is operated by a private company.
Morphou/Guzelyurt Waste Water System:
The daily maximum capacity of the existing plant was designed as 1347 m3/ day. However, capacity increase was projected and in line with this necessary land was reserved and concept projects were also prepared.The daily average inflow of the plant has reached approx. 950 m3/day. Given the increased students population in the area and subsequent increased need for accommodations, the municipality predicts that the WWTP will exceed its capacity in the near future. Therefore, there is a need to construct the second phase of the WWTP which will allow more wastewater to be disposed and the sewerage network to be expanded in other regions of the city. As part of the requirement, a financial sustainability assessment will be carried out to establish the financial viability of the existing WWTP and the extended WWTP. The existing WWTP is managed by the local authority/community and is operated by a private company.
Objectives of the Assignment (for both):
The objective of the assignment is to assess the current administrative and financial setup of both the Famagusta Waste Water System and the Morphou/Guzelyurt Wastewater System and their operation & maintenance of the waste water treatment plants (WWTP).
Tasks (for both):
Under direct supervision of the LIF Project Manager and in close engagement with the beneficiary local authority the expert will:
The expert will collate and assess the data obtained and formulate a non-technical assessment of the whole Famagusta and Morphou/Guzelyurt wastewater systems in general and the waste water treatment plants in particular.
The expert will assess the administrative & financial sustainability of the two systems and recommend actions to improve.
The reports will contain, but not limited, these main headings/sections:
The whole assignment must be completed during the months June - July 2019 and up to 20 working days will be utilized.
Payments shall be made in one instalment at the completion and acceptance of the two reports of the assignment.
Required Skills and Experience
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
Financial Proposal: Applicants requested to submit financial proposal for the assignments defined in this term of reference as:
Evaluation / Selection Process
All applicants will be screened against qualifications and the competencies set above. Candidates fully meeting the requirements will be further evaluated based on the criteria below.
Technical Criteria (CV review and desk review/interview) – 70% of total evaluation – max. 70 points
CV review - 20 points:
Only candidates who obtained at least 70% of points from the CV review (who will score at least 14 points) will be eligible to be invited for an interview/desk review.
Desk review/Interview - 50 points:
Only those individual consultants who obtained at least 70% of points from the desk review/interview (35 out of 50) will be considered for financial proposal evaluation.
Financial Criteria - 30% of total evaluation – max. 30 points.
Financial scores will be calculated using the formula [lowest offer / financial offer of the candidate x 30].
UNDP applies the “Best value for money approach” – the final selection will be based on the combination of the applicants’ qualification and financial proposal.
Upon submission and acceptance of the deliverables upon the certification of UNDP
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.