Request for expressions of interest

In-depth Review and Optimization of SIO’s Insurance Operations and Development of a Customized Web-based Insurance Production Platform, Contract KG-CS/QCBS-02

 

Project: Enhancing Resilience in Kyrgyzstan Project (ERIK Project)

Implementation Agency: Ministry of Emergency Situations (MES) Kyrgyz Republic

Project ID No. P162635

 

The Kyrgyz Republic has applied for financing in the amount of 3.600.000,00 US$ equivalent from the World Bank toward the cost of the Preparation of ERIK and it intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments for goods, works, related services and consulting services to be procured under this project.

The project will include the following components (i) Strengthening Disaster Preparedness and Response Systems; (ii) Improving Safety and Functionality of School Infrastructure; (iii) Enhancing Financial Protection; (iv) Project Management and Monitoring & Evaluation; (v) Contingent Emergency Response Component.

The World Bank supported the Government in the efforts of improving disaster insurance through Component 3 of Enhancing Resilience in Kyrgyzstan (ERIK) project. The objective of this Component is to turn the State Insurance Organization (SIO) into a professional modern insurance organization capable of effectively implementing and managing the mandatory disaster insurance program for private residential property. This will be done with a view of the SIO eventually assuming the role of the operator of the domestic insurance pool, which will enable local private insurers to participate in sales of mandatory insurance product through an automated IT-system insurance production system and fully reinsure the risk with the pool. The pool will then transfer most of the risk to the global reinsurance market.

The main goal of the Consultant is to ensure that:

  1. Carry out a detailed operational review of the SIO catastrophe insurance business processes with the view to their streamlining and optimization;
  2. Develop a detailed business optimization plan with the view to increasing the efficiency of SIO’s catastrophe insurance operations, increase volume of sales, improve claim performance and overall company’s risk management. Provide a hands-on training for the SIO key operational and management personnel on the proposed optimization plan;
  3. Develop detailed specifications for a comprehensive IT solution in support of the SIO’s main business processes and procedures related to the implementation of the national mandatory catastrophe insurance program;
  4. Implement IT specifications by producing a state-of-the art customized IT system meeting the unique business needs of the SIO. Deliver training (including training for trainers) and provision of necessary guidelines and manuals to the SIO personnel on how to operate this system.

 

The Ministry Emergency Situation now invites eligible Consultant Companies to indicate 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. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified and experienced to perform the required services (brochures, description of similar assignments with indication of Employer and country, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.). Consultants may associate to enhance their qualifications. The shortlisting criteria are:

 

  • have at least five years of experience in consulting on the technical aspects of the work performed by depth review and optimization of SIO’s Insurance Operations and Development of a Customized Web-based Insurance Production Platform;

- have practical experience in implementing similar projects in the recent five years.

 

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 3.14-3.16 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Procurement Regulations for Investment Project Financing Borrowers, dated from July 2016, setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest

Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a subconsultancy to enhance their qualifications.

In case of a Joint Venture (JV), all members of the JV will be evaluated jointly for the purpose of short listing and shall be jointly and severally liable for the assignment and shall sign the contract in case of award is made to that JV group. Interested consultants should clearly indicate the structure of their "association" and the duties of the partners and sub consultants in their application. Unclear expression of interests in terms of "in association with" and/or "in affiliation with" and etc. may not be considered for short listing. Keeping one expression of interest per firm as principle, a consultant firm may decide whether it wishes to participate as a sub consultant or as an individual consultant or as a partner in a joint venture. Please note that a firm shall submit only one EOI in the same selection process either individually as a consultant or as a partner in a joint venture. No firm can be a sub consultant while submitting an EOI individually or as a partner of a joint venture in the same selection process. A firm, if acting in the capacity of sub consultant in any consultant or JV, may participate in more than one consultant, but only in the capacity of a sub consultant.

A consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality Cost Based Selection method set out in: Procurement Regulations for Investment Project Financing Borrowers, dated from July 2016.

Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours, i.e. 09.00 to 18.00 (local time).

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by April 24, 2018.

 

Attn: Azamat Mambetov, State Secretary of Ministry of Emergency Situations.

Kyrgyz Republic, Bishkek city, Kerimbekova str.1

Tel: +996312-314411;

E-mail: erik.mes.kg@gmail.com

 

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