The deadline expired for expressions of interest in the selection of implementation consultant for a project by Kostt (Transmission, System and Market Operator Jsc) in Prishtina/Priština. The company intends using the proceeds of a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development for financing.
The proposed project has a total estimated cost of about EUR 36 million to be financed by the bank and the company, and will require the procurement of six gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) substations, four power transformers, five transmission lines and cables, and consultancy services for project preparation, for capacity building and for project implementation. The consultancy services will mainly focus on contracts management supervision, project monitoring, evaluation and reporting. Maximum budget for the particular assignment is EUR 1.3 million, exclusive of value-added tax, EBRD said. The assignment is expected to take place from March 2016 and last for approximately two years, plus defect liability period of one year.
The consultant will assist Kostt with assistance in site supervision, monitoring and reporting; testing, commissioning and operational acceptance; and the environmental and social action plan. The selected firm should ensure that there is a knowledge transfer to client in all aspects of oversight and management.