RFEI: Framework consultancy services financial mechanisms

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As an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations, the federally owned Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports the German Government in achieving its development-policy objectives. It provides viable, forward looking solutions for political, economic, ecological and social development in a globalised world. GIZ promotes complex reforms and change processes. Its corporate objective is to improve people’s living conditions on a sustainable basis.

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, is announcing as following:

Call for expressions of interest

The GIZ project “Sustainable Municipal Services (SMS 2.0)” - co-financed by the European Union invites qualified companies to submit expression of interest in providing framework consultancy services to initially develop short-term financial mechanisms in order to achieve financial sustainability of waste management service providers and subsequently provide a methodological guidance on the usage of economic instruments in the waste sector.

The take-make-dispose model is very much prevalent and the waste management sector in urban and rural areas is still facing enormous challenges. Due to consumption behavior on the rise, limited control on the urban growth and a growing industrial development, Municipalities and the PoEs engaged in waste management are having difficulties to achieve a full cost-recovery of the total operating expenses. Local authorities are having difficulties to introduce integrated waste management systems due to high costs and low technical capacities and very few municipalities are capable of entirely financing their service provision themselves while operating effectively.

Understandably, the circular economy is quite novel in Kosovo and in order to proceed towards more advanced models of municipal waste management systems and valorize the potential of this sector, Kosovo will need to address the issue of financial sustainability of the municipal waste management operations.

SMS 2.0 shall provide support to Kosovo’s waste management sector in identifying cost-efficiency gaps, propose and develop financial mechanisms and fiscal incentives to achieve financial sustainability, and provide a methodological guidance for waste management economic instrument introduction and usage, for a transition to a circular economy in line with the objectives of Kosovo’s Integrated Waste Management Strategy (draft 2020-2029).

The checklist below provides further information about the conditions and expectations of the GIZ/SMS project. Based on responses to this Request for Information, GIZ will pre-qualify companies that will receive an Inquiry and will be formally invited to submit their offers with detailed specifications. Response to the RFI (Request for Information) does not necessarily imply that your company will receive the GIZ's “Support to the improvement of financial sustainability of municipal waste management service providers in Kosovo and methodological guidance on economic instrument usage’’.

Based on the outcome of offers, GIZ/SMS project will offer a framework contract to the selected company. Please note that all correspondence and dealing with the GIZ must be in English language.


  1. Proof of company`s legal status (registration and/or certification documentation), company details (name, postal address bank information etc.), date of incorporation within their initial response.
  2. Companies should submit at least two samples of comparable services as required by the GIZ/SMS project. Companies should note that referees may be contacted by the GIZ/SMS project at any time.

Interested companies are invited to submit expression of interest in English language.

The deadline for submitting the application is on 30.12.2020 at 15:00 via email to: XK_Inquiry@giz.de, labelled “Expression of Interest in providing support to the improvement of financial sustainability of municipal waste management service providers in Kosovo and methodological guidance on economic instrument usage VN: 83371979”.

Only shortlisted companies will be notified for further application procedures!

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