Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Loan No.: 9048-BA
Project: Real Estate Registration Project Additional Financing
Assignment Title: Preparation of a project proposal for the development of mass real estate
valuation and taxation, improved e-governance and development of NSDI in the Republika Srpska
Reference No.: BA-RERP-9048BA-RS-CS-CQS-21-C.1.3
The Bosnia and Herzegovina / Republic of Srpska have received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Real Estate Registration Project and intend to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.
The consulting services (“the Services”) include preparing a project proposal to develop mass real estate valuation and taxation, improved e-governance, and National Spatial Data Infrastructure development in Republika Srpska.
The Services would include the development, description of the following activities:
(a) Mass real estate valuation and taxation activities which will enable fiscal consolidation, reduce the fiscal deficit, and strengthen local governance;
(b) E-governance for enabling access to real estate information which will improve the business climate, attract investors, and reduce transaction cost and time;
(c) The development of real estate markets which will boost small and medium enterprises that use real estate as collateral;
(d) The development of a National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI).
The Consultant shall develop the above activities, which would include:
- Analysis of the legal framework and recommendations for legal framework enhancement,
- Analysis of existing real estate valuation system in practice (deficiencies, losses due to incomplete records, cumbersome procedures ...). Proposals for change (improvement),
- Assessment of existing real estate valuation organizational structure and procedures. Proposals for change (improvement), the role of various stakeholders (current and those in future),
- Role and structure of new RGA department (unit) for mass valuation (organization, resources),
- Proposals for valuation methodology and valuation models for different markets (included in field inventory within the pilot project),
- Cost-benefit analysis, the introduction of new system vs. existing system for real estate taxation;
Based on the documents related to the assignment, which will be delivered to the Consultant by
the Client at the start of the contract implementation, the interviews held with the various
stakeholders at local and entity levels, and assessment of the Client’s needs, the Consultant will
describe in detail:
A. Strategic context: (i) Sectoral and institutional context, (ii) Relevance to higher-level objectives
B. Project description: (i) Project development objective, (ii) Project components, (iii) Project beneficiaries, (iv) Rationale for Bank involvement and role of partners;
C. Project implementation: (i) Institutional and implementation arrangements, (ii) Results in monitoring and evaluation arrangements; (iii) Sustainability;
D. Project summary; (i) Technical, economic and financial analysis; (ii) Fiduciary;
(iii) Environmental and social;
E. Grievance redress services;
F. Project’s key risks and mitigation measures.
All activities shall be performed in close cooperation with the relevant RGA’s (Client) sectors.
Qualified Consultants (consulting firms) and their staff for this assignment should have extensive experience in the field of services mentioned above. The Consultant (consulting firm) will have proven experience developing interdisciplinary project proposals in the real estate market, mass valuation of real estate, tax administration, e-governance, and NSDI. The required minimum experience should be demonstrated by at least one assignment that included the tasks listed above during the last five (5) years with a value of at least EUR 100,000.
Details of the referenced assignments would include the contract(s) value, location(s), number of staff involved in the contract(s), name of the Client(s), name of partners for contract(s) execution, source(s) of financing, type of services provided, contract(s) commencement and completion dates, a brief description of the contract(s).
The Consultant (consulting firm) will have at least ten years of proven experience in land administration and support for real properties, developing the legal framework regarding mass valuation and taxation of real estate, business analysis, and reengineering, e-governance, NSDI.
The team of individual consultants required under the assignment may include the following key experts: Expert for mass real estate valuation (Team leader), Expert for real estate taxation, Expert for e-governance, Expert for real estate markets and NSDI. Qualifications and experience that will be deemed an advantage: Proven experience (preferably in European countries with similar historical and social background) in designing real estate projects, Proven experience and knowledge about the Republika Srpska legislation and procedures regarding land administration and tax administration (except for the e-governance), Proven experience of work on international projects, preferably funded by the World Bank.
The Republic Administration for geodetic and property affairs Banja Luka now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) 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. The shortlisting criteria are core business and years in business, relevant experience, the technical and managerial capability of the firm. Key Experts will not be evaluated at the shortlisting stage.
A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Consultant’s Qualification Based Selection method set out in the Procurement Regulations. Consultants may associate with other firms to enhance their qualifications but should indicate clearly whether the association is in the form of a joint venture and/or a sub-consultancy. In the case of a joint venture, all the partners in the joint venture shall be jointly and severally liable for the entire contract if selected.
Deliverables under the contract should be submitted within three months from the day of signing the contract. It is expected that the assignment shall start late in September 2021 and be completed by December 2021.
The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment can be obtained at the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further information can be obtained every working day from 10 am to 2 pm, local time, via the e-mail address given above and via contact phone number: 00387 51 338 000; 00387 51 338 010.
The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to Section III, paragraphs, 3.14, 3.16, and 3.17 of the World Bank’s “Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers” July 2016, updated November 2017, July 2018, and November 2020, setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.
EOIs shall be submitted by mail, e-mail, or in person, in a sealed envelope marked „EOI for the preparation of a project proposal for the development of mass real estate valuation and taxation, improved e-governance, and development of NSDI in the Republika Srpska - DO NOT OPEN,” to the following address on or before 27.09.2021. until 10 am, local time.
Republic Administration for Geodetic and Property Affairs
78 000 Banja Luka, Trg Republike Srpske 8
Bosnia and Herzegovina