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REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST SELECTION OF AUDIT FIRM FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2020, DECEMBER 31, 2021, DECEMBER 31, 2022, DECEMBER 31, 2023 and FOR THE 11 MONTHS ENDED NOVEMBER 30, 2024

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

SELECTION OF AUDIT FIRM FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2020, DECEMBER 31, 2021, DECEMBER 31, 2022, DECEMBER 31, 2023 and FOR THE 11 MONTHS ENDED NOVEMBER 30, 2024

 

COUNTRY:                         The Kyrgyz Republic

NAME OF PROJECT:       Third Phase of the Central Asia Regional Links Program (CARs-3)

ASSIGNMENT TITLE:      Audit of the Third Phase of the Central Asia Regional Links Program (CARs-3) for the years ended December 31, 2020, December 31, 2021, December 31, 2022, December 31, 2023 and for the 11 months ended November 30, 2024

The Kyrgyz Republic has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Third Phase of the Central Asia Regional Links Program (CARs-3) and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consultant services.

The consulting services (“the Services”) include the following assignment:  Audit of the Third Phase of the Central Asia Regional Links Program (CARs-3) for the years ended December 31, 2020, December 31, 2021, December 31, 2022, December 31, 2023 and for the 11 months ended November 30, 2024.

The Investment Projects Implementation Group of the Ministry of Transport and Roads of the Kyrgyz Republic (IPIG MOTR) now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to express 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 shortlisting criteria are:

  1. General experience of the company specific to this assignment (not less than 7 years);
  2. Number of contracts related to the assignment and completed during the last five years (5 contracts required);
  3. General experience and qualifications of the key personnel
  4. Should be in the list of World Bank – ECA – List of Eligible Audit Firms.

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits and Grants by World Bank Borrowers” dated January 2011 revised July 2014 (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

Consultants may submit their REOI as an individual firm or in association in the form of a joint venture or subconsultancy.  All the members of the joint venture shall be jointly and severally liable for the entire assignment.  The consultants may associate with other firms in the form of joint venture or subconsultancy to enhance their expertise. However, the experience of sub-consultant will not be considered while short-listing.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Least-Cost Selection (LCS) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours from 9:00 to 18:00 hours, Monday through Friday. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below by 17:00 on December 29, 2020.

Investment Projects Implementation Group (WB IPIG)

Attn: Mr. Kurmanbek Chimchikov, WB IPIG Director

Room 605, 6/F, MOTR, 42 Isanov Street,

Bishkek City 720017, Kyrgyz Republic

Tel: +996 312 314275

Fax: +996 312 314275

E-mail: carswbipig@gmail.com