Tender

Public Private Partnership (PPP) Project in Ghana: Transaction Advisory Services to GPHA

Funded by World Bank - WB
Location Ghana
Status
Deadline
Express interest by 31 Oct 2012

BACKGROUND
 
The Government of the Republic of Ghana (GOG) has applied for a credit from the International Development Association (IDA) towards the cost of the Ghana Public Private Partnership (PPP) Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds of this credit to payments for proposed Transaction Advisory Services to the Ghana Ports & Harbours Authority (GPHA) under the Ministry of Transport (MoT).
 
The MoT through the GPHA has planned a number of major capital improvement and expansion projects for the Ports of Takoradi and Tema aimed at addressing the fast growing maritime needs of the country. The development and operation of some of the planned facilities and services to be provided at the seaports may require various forms of Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) with the GPHA in the provision of these facilities and/or services.
 
SERVICES REQUIRED
 
The services of a Transaction Advisor (TA) to the GPHA is therefore required to:
 
1. Undertake pre-feasibility and feasibility studies with the principal objective of identifying PPP-viable projects, establishing the definition of these projects and advising the GPHA on the optimal transaction strategy to be employed in the realization of the said projects. The transaction strategy would clearly define the specific objects to be considered for each PPP transaction; the format of each transaction, the transaction sequence and the prioritization of the transactions for implementation.
 
2. Assist GPHA throughout the entire transaction process of the approved PPP business units including preparation and implementation of data rooms, road shows, comprehensive procurement documents, draft contracts, etc; as well as assistance during consultation phases, evaluation process and final contract negotiations with evaluated and selected bidders to the final execution of and agreement.
 
The GPHA now invites suitable Consulting Firms [Consultants] to submit their Expressions of Interest (EOIs) to be pre-qualified as a potential Transaction Advisor to undertake assessment, structuring and/or packaging of identified port services at the Port of Takoradi (the “Project”) suitable for Public Private Partnership models within the framework of the Ghana National PPP Policy.
 

Project ID: P125595

 

 

BACKGROUND

 

The Government of the Republic of Ghana (GOG) has applied for a credit from the International Development Association (IDA) towards the cost of the Ghana Public Private Partnership (PPP) Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds of this credit to payments for proposed Transaction Advisory Services to the Ghana Ports & Harbours Authority (GPHA) under the Ministry of Transport (MoT).

 

The MoT through the GPHA has planned a number of major capital improvement and expansion projects for the Ports of Takoradi and Tema aimed at addressing the fast growing maritime needs of the country. The development and operation of some of the planned facilities and services to be provided at the seaports may require various forms of Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) with the GPHA in the provision of these facilities and/or services.

 

SERVICES REQUIRED

 

The services of a Transaction Advisor (TA) to the GPHA is therefore required to:

 

1. Undertake pre-feasibility and feasibility studies with the principal objective of identifying PPP-viable projects, establishing the definition of these projects and advising the GPHA on the optimal transaction strategy to be employed in the realization of the said projects. The transaction strategy would clearly define the specific objects to be considered for each PPP transaction; the format of each transaction, the transaction sequence and the prioritization of the transactions for implementation.

 

2. Assist GPHA throughout the entire transaction process of the approved PPP business units including preparation and implementation of data rooms, road shows, comprehensive procurement documents, draft contracts, etc; as well as assistance during consultation phases, evaluation process and final contract negotiations with evaluated and selected bidders to the final execution of and agreement.

 

The GPHA now invites suitable Consulting Firms [Consultants] to submit their Expressions of Interest (EOIs) to be pre-qualified as a potential Transaction Advisor to undertake assessment, structuring and/or packaging of identified port services at the Port of Takoradi (the “Project”) suitable for Public Private Partnership models within the framework of the Ghana National PPP Policy.

 

EXPERTISE REQUIRED

 

Any interested consulting firm must demonstrate relevant experience (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.), as a Transaction Advisor who has undertaken port cluster development and port business-related consulting and transaction advisory services, including at least two projects for each of the under-listed main-line items within the last decade:

 

 i.  Technical and financial legal due diligence;

 ii.  Tariff and financial modeling / analysis for port-related business transactions;

 iii.  Risk analysis / mitigation for port investment and development projects;

 iv.  Port traffic and cargo forecast / demand analysis;

 v.  Project finance, marketing and market testing;

 vi.  Port business development experience – at least, draft-level tender business documents and/or concessioning, BOTs or other PPP-related business agreements indicating the specific businesses and parties involved. Where necessary, summaries of services’ levels; performance indicators; contract negotiation; challenges and successes, if any; etc., could be included in the information on firm’s business development experience. Experience in successful execution of business transaction agreements would be an advantage.

 

Interested consultants should also demonstrate the availability of experienced and qualified professional staff who must have practiced within the Port Sector on the above or similar assignments. The core staffing information must indicate experts for Port Cluster Development; Port Economy; Port Law, Legal, Regulatory Experience / Services; Financial Analysis; and Port Planning / Engineering. Other shortlisting criteria, which are generally applicable under the World Bank/IDA procurement regulations for the procurement of Consulting Services, would also be applied.

 

Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below from 09:00HRS to 16:00HRS GMT Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.

 

Expressions of Interest must be delivered to the address below by 31st October 2012, 16:00HRS GMT. Expressions of Interests should not be submitted by fax. Envelopes should be clearly marked with;

 

a.Name of the lead consulting firm.

b.“EOI – PPP TRANSACTION ADVISORY SERVICES TO GPHA”

 

THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL

Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority

Attn: Komla Ofori, Ir.

Headquarters, 9th Floor, GPHA Towers

Tema Harbour District. Tema, Ghana

P. O. Box 150, Tema, GAR, Ghana

Tel: +233-303-202631-to-9

Fax: +233-303-202812

E-mail: projects_hq@ghanaports.net (cc. kofori@ghanaports.net; aoppong@ghanaports.net)

 

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