Belgrade, Serbia - Invitation for Expression of Interest

The City of Belgrade (CB) is implementing the first PPP for a municipal service in Serbia in the solid waste sector. The service area includes 10 urban districts of Belgrade, containing 1,3 million people, including approximately: 450.000 households, 5.750 enterprises and institutions, and 16.850 small and medium size businesses. The PPP will include the collection, treatment and disposal of approximately 400.000 tons of MSW per year and the cleaning of more than 7.900 m2 of streets.

The future MSW sector in Belgrade will be divided into (i) collection services combined with street cleaning, and (ii) waste disposal services; to be provided by distinct private operators.

PPP in collection services will be through concession contracts (a maximum of three separate geographical zones), each for a likely duration of up to 10 years. Assets of the CB will be available to the new operator(s), yet additional investments in trucks and other equipment are likely.

PPP for waste disposal services at the Vinca landfill will be through a BOT-type contract. The landfill is currently in use, thus the project will include the following: (i) remediation and closure of the current disposal area, including leachate and gas collection systems; (ii) construction of new landfill cells on adjancent land and in accordance with relevant Serbian and EU directives; and (iii) other solid waste disposal initiatives including the collection, treatment and disposal of dangerous healthcare waste.

EOI’s should include the following information:
* Name of Company / Group, ownership and background information
* Relevant experience in solid waste sector, including collection, disposal, hazardous waste treatment, etc.
* Three years financial statements
* Comparable experiences in emerging markets
* Specification of interest (collection or disposal)

A pre-qualification notice, including pre-qualification requirements and other relevant information will be sent to parties expressing formal interest. Deadline for submission of EOIs is Tuesday, May 27th 2003. EOI’s should be sent in english and/or serbian on following addresses:

Mr. Stevan Bratic City Assembly of Belgrade Secretariat for communal and housing affairs 27.marta 43/45 11000 Belgrade, Serbia Tel: + (381 11) 324 22 78 Fax: + (381 11) 322 97 72 e-mail: [email protected]

Mr. Angelo Dell’Atti International Finance Corporation 2121 Pennsylvania Av., Washington DC, 20433, USA Tel.: + 1 (202) 458-1009 Fax: + 1 (202) 522-3462 e-mail: [email protected]