MINISTRY OF THE PRESIDENCY
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
(CONSULTING SERVICES – FIRMS SELECTION)
GUYANA PETROLEUM RESOURCES GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT PROJECT (GPRGMP)
PROJECT ID NO.: P166730
ASSIGNMENT TITLE: CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR ADVISORY SERVICES ON LEGAL
MATTERS IN THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY
REFERENCE NO.: GPRGMP/QCBS/2019/0-1
The Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana (GCRG) has applied for financing in the amount of US$20 Million equivalent from the World Bank (WB) toward the cost of the Guyana Petroleum Resources Governance and Management Project (GPRGMP) and it intends to apply part of the proceeds to pay a consulting firm for Advisory Services on Legal Matters in the Oil and Gas Industry.
This request for expressions of interest relates specifically to the consultancy for Advisory Services on Legal Matters in the Oil and Gas Industry under sub-component A.1 of the project. This subcomponent will finance the Advisory services on Legal Matters in the Oil and Gas Industry.
The objective of the assignment is for the Consultant to provide advisory services and technical support on legal and regulatory frameworks for the oil and gas industry to the GCRG, through the Department of Energy (DE) within the Ministry of the Presidency (MotP).
The consultancy will encompass the Legal Advisory services under Subcomponent A.1 of the project. The services required would include: (i) on the basis of an existing institutional, legislative and regulatory gap analysis and revision documentation prepare draft revised legislation and regulations required to support the update of the CRG’s legal and institutional frameworks for the governance, management and oversight of the oil and gas industry, including petroleum laws and regulations pertaining to operations, occupational health and safety, environmental management, and maritime operations.
The estimated duration for the assignment is for four (4) years commencing in 2019.
The Contract will initially be issued for one year with a possibility of renewal for the duration of the Project period based on performance review / appraisal.
The GPRGMP now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the aforementioned services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the services, such as, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, and availability of appropriate skills among staff. The consulting firm should be internationally recognized with extensive experience providing professional opinions to Governments on oil and gas related issues and meet the following requirements:
1. The firm must have at least 15 years’ experience in Advisory Services on Legal Matters in the Oil and Gas Industry;
2. Team members must include the following:
a. A lawyer specialized in petroleum law with at least 20 years of experience in developing legal and regulatory frameworks for the oil and gas industry and having been directly involved in at least three similar assignments;
b. A lawyer having experience in Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs) and oil and gas taxation systems with at least 20 years of experience;
c. A lawyer having experience in maritime law and Health, Safety, Environment and Social (HSES) legislation, preferably in a large oil company or professional organization.
d. A lawyer having experience in customs and duties legislation
3. At least two successfully completed assignments of a similar nature during the last 10 (ten) years. Clients’ references must be provided.
The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 3.16 of the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers (published by the Association in September 2016), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.
Consultants may associate to enhance their qualifications. The associations should clearly indicate the form of the association (Joint-venture or sub-consultancy; member in charge; other member/s and or sub-consultants). Joint ventures should submit letters of intent indicating their intent to form a joint venture if awarded the contract and shall provide the above mentioned information for each member of the joint venture.
A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the “Quality-And-Cost Based Selection (QCBS) method set out in the procurement Regulations.
Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 0900hrs to 1600hrs. The Terms of Reference can be viewed on the Ministry of the Presidency’s website: https://motp.gov.gy/ Expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail by Thursday May 9, 2019.
Ministry of the Presidency, Department of Energy
Guyana Petroleum Resources Governance and Management Project
Attn: Ms. Joanna Simmons, Project Coordinator
Shiv Chanderpaul Drive, Georgetown Guyana