INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT FOR ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL PERFORMANCE SERVICES for
Millennium Foundation Kosovo
The United States of America, acting through the Millennium Challenge Corporation (“MCC”) and the Government of Kosovo (the “Government”) have entered into a Millennium Challenge Threshold Program Grant Agreement for Millennium Challenge Account assistance to help facilitate poverty reduction through economic growth in Kosovo (the “Threshold Program Grant Agreement”) in the amount of approximately forty-nine million Dollars [US $ Threshold Program 49 million (“MCC Funding”). The Government, acting through the Millennium Foundation Kosovo (the “MFK”), intends to apply a portion of the MCC Funding to eligible payments under a contract for which this Letter of Invitation (“LOI”) is issued.
The Threshold Program includes the following projects:
a) Reliable Energy Landscape Project: Demand for electricity significantly surpasses supply in Kosovo, and the country struggles with the reliability of its energy supply. This project encourages greater household energy efficiency and facilitates the switch to non-electric sources of heating through a pilot activity. MCC’s investments also work to bolster private-sector participation in the power sector by exploring barriers to finance for independent power producers, and create opportunities for women to participate in the energy sector through both employment and entrepreneurship and
b) Transparent and Accountable Governance Project: Government decision-making is often opaque, leading to distrust by the private sector and civil society, and high perceptions of corruption. Kosovo’s judiciary is one the country’s least trusted institutions. This project supports the implementation of a case management information system to make judicial information publicly available, and improvements to the collection and reporting of environmental data to the public. An open innovation competition will let the government pose their challenges to civil society and private sector stakeholders to propose creative, data-grounded solutions, which can be a model for more productive partnerships between government and civil society.
Summary of Services:
The Millennium Foundation Kosovo invites interested eligible individual consultants to submit their technical and financial proposals for the provision of Environmental and Social Performance (ESP) Services on a full-time basis.
Duration of the Contract:
The prospective Individual Consultant is expected to commence the ESP Services early September 2020 and the duration of the contract will be for one (1) year precisely until the completion date of the Threshold Program which is September 30, 2021. Should there be an extension of the term of the Threshold Program, the MFK might offer an extension of ESP Services for an additional term, which is subject to the performance of the prospective Individual Consultant.
Location of the assignment:
Millennium Foundation of Kosovo
Address: str. “Migjeni” no. 21 (ex-Bank of Ljubljana Building, floor IX),
Postal Code:10000 Prishtina, Kosova
The required qualifications for the Individual Consultant to be considered are indicated in the Terms of Reference (“TOR”) below. Please refer to the detailed Terms of Reference included in the LOI documents. but among other requirements, these qualifications include:
MFK is currently seeking a one (1) full-time Environmental and Social Performance (ESP) Individual Consultant to provide services towards effective implementation of the Threshold Program comprising of Reliable Energy Landscape Project and Transparent and Accountable Governance Project and several project related activities such as: Household Investments in Energy Efficiency (PIEE), District Heating Metering (DHM), Woman in Energy (WE), Independent Power Producer (IPP), Air Quality Information Management, and Dig Data Challenge on Air Quality (Dig Data).
Interested Individual Consultants should register their interest by sending an e-mail (with subject: ENVIRONMENTAL & SOCIAL PERFORMANCE (ESP) CONSULTANT to the Procurement Manager on email@example.com, and submit their Application/Cover Letter, CV, and financial proposal as separate files in a single submission using the three (3) forms provided for this purpose in the LOI documents.
Selection Procedure: The Individual Consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures for selection of Individual Consultants set out in the MCC Program Procurement Guidelines (P1.B.3.10) which are provided on the MCC website (www.mcc.gov).
The selection process is comprised of two stages: first stage, MFK will select the consultant with the most suitable qualifications and experience using the criteria provided in the LOI documents; second stage, the financial offer of the most qualified consultant will be opened. Contract award is subject to negotiations with the prospective individual consultant and a price reasonableness analysis.
Application/Cover Letter, current CV, and financial proposal shall be submitted only to the file request link below no later than 19 August 2020 at 14:00 pm (Kosovo Time). Proposals should be uploaded and include the following documents:
- Application/Cover Letter, (as provided in section 4 Proposal Forms)
- Updated Curriculum Vitae (as provided in section 4 Proposal Forms)
- Financial proposal (as provided in section 4 Proposal Forms)