Request for Proposal | Design and construction of a high energy X-ray train scanning system

27 May 2024

DAI Global invites qualified companies to submit proposals for the design and construction of a high energy X-ray train scanning system: Lot 1 – Vadul-Siret Railway Station (Chernivtsi Oblast); Lot 2 – Chop Railway Station (Zakarpattia Oblast) under Request for Proposal (RFP) No. REQ-KYV-24-0177 for the USAID  Economic Resilience Activity (ERA)

Attachment A2 General Technical Specifications – Chop

Attachment A1 General Technical Specifications – Vadul-Siret

Attachment I. Template Firm Fixed Price Construction Subcontract

Attachment L Template Quality Assurance Plan

Attachment O Template Subcontract Quality Control Plan

Attachment Q Bank Letter of Guarantee (BLG)

Attachment S Inspection and Testing Plan (ITP)

Attachment T Security Plan

Please take note of these important dates and email addresses:
RFP Release Date: May 27, 2024
Pre-Proposal bidders’ conference: An online pre-proposal bidders’ conference will be held on June 5, 2024, at 4:00 pm, Kyiv, Ukraine Time), to be held online in Teams. Please send to ProcurementERA@dai.com e-mails and company name of online conference participants by June 4, 2024 by 4:00 pm, Kyiv, Ukraine Time.
Site Visit by Bidders: Lot 2 – A Site Visit by Bidders is scheduled for June 18, 2024, at the rail station Chop at the address: Pryvokzalna St, 2, Chop, Zakarpattia Oblast, Ukraine, 89500.

Lot 1 – A Site Visit by Bidders is scheduled for June 20, 2024, at the train station Vadul-Siret at the address Cherepkivtsi, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine, 60444.There is a two-person limit per organization.

To visit the site, the Bidder shall provide a list of its representatives with the position and name of the company and a copy of their passports no later than  June 7, 2024.

 

Кінцевий термін отримання запитань: June 27, 20246:00 pm Kyiv, Ukraine Time to the email address ProcurementERA@dai.com. All questions will be collected, and replies will be sent via email to tender participants.
Кінцевий термін отримання пропозицій: August 1, 2024 no later than 6:00pm Kyiv, Ukraine Time to the email address ProcurementERAInbox@dai.com.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE EMAIL ADDRESS FOR RECEIPT OF QUESTIONS AND THE EMAIL ADDRESS FOR RECEIPT OF PROPOSALS ARE DIFFERENT.

HR & Administrative Assistant

24 May 2024

Kyiv 

ERA BACKGROUND 

Ukraine’s efforts to win the future – emerging from Russia’s full-scale war ready to accelerate its development as a sovereign, independent, democratic, and prosperous state – require a dynamic, inclusive economic recovery. Through partnerships with the government and robust private sector engagement, ERA has supported economic growth and resilience in Ukraine since 2018. Following Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 and subsequent occupation of the part of Ukraine, ERA shifted from its focus on Eastern Ukraine to cover development priorities across the country that address Ukraine’s urgent needs in export logistics and infrastructural improvements.

AGRI-UKRAINE GRAIN EXPORT LOGISTICS

USAID’s Economic Resilience Activity (ERA) is one of USAID’s core partners implementing the $350 million Agriculture Resilience Initiative – Ukraine (AGRI-Ukraine) that was established in 2022 to bolster Ukrainian agricultural exports and alleviate the global food security crisis exacerbated by the war. Under AGRI-Ukraine, ERA partners with public and private companies to complement and leverage urgently-needed grain transportation and transshipment investments.

INFRASTRUCTURAL IMPROVEMENTS

ERA also directly supports the Government of Ukraine, including the State Agency for Restoration and Development of Infrastructure of Ukraine (SARDI), the State Customs Service and Ukrainian Railways, to upgrade 42 of Ukraine’s border crossing points (BCPs). Modern and more efficient border infrastructure and customs procedures will reduce export costs and increase export capacity, enabling  Ukraine to scale trade and advance its path to EU integration.

About the job

The HR & Administrative Assistant is a key member of the HR team and plays a pivotal role in assuring adherence to HR policies and regulations and updating reporting systems HR-related documents. The HR & Administrative Assistant assures adherence to HR policies, and regulations and updating reporting systems, including uploading HR-related documents. The HR & Administrative Assistant is based in Kyiv and reports to the HR Director.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

HR Administrative Support

  • Assist the Human Resource Manager with administrative tasks, including maintenance of paper personnel filing system, prepare Employment confirmation letters upon employees’ requests.
  • Make monthly payment requests the corporate employee support programs of trauma counseling and legal assistance, ensure the ordered services are accounted and paid.
  • Coordinate with Safety Manager on keeping records on the personnel whereabouts on a daily basis according to the information of the internal messenger groups for three offices in Kyiv, Lviv, Odesa, and the group working abroad.
  • Maintain records of employees’ conscripts in compliance with the new Law on Mobilization.  Sending out mail to the Military Conscription Centers about reservation status of ERA employees.
  • Coordinate mail delivery to/from Kyiv offices by courier services providers documents deliveries to GDIP, employees, vendors, etc.
  • Assist in ensuring smooth logistics and event organization upon request.
  • Translate documents, letters, and other correspondence with stakeholders upon request.
  • Any other activities assigned by HR Director, HR officers, COP, or DCOP.

Staff Development support

  • Keep records of performance appraisal process on an annual basis during the entire cycle.
  • Monitor, Coordinate and arrange annual obligatory training, including, but not limited to: Ethics and Compliance, Safety training, Digital Safety, etc.
  • Coordinate payments for approved trainings for personnel.
  • Responsible for Performance Appraisal folders in SharePoint.
  • Coordinate a Performance Appraisal process for new hires after the probation period.

About you

  • BA/MA degree in Economics, Finance, Operations, Sociology, or a related field.
  • At least 1 years of work experience in Human Resources and /or administrative work.
  • At least 1 years of experience working on USAID or other donor-funded projects is a plus.
  • Full proficiency in Microsoft applications, ERP systems, and proven spreadsheet experience.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work as part of a team.
  • Professional level of English and Ukrainian is required.

WE OFFER

Contract length: 12-month employment agreement with a possibility of extension.

Benefits Package:

  • 28 calendar days of annual leave
  • 10 days of internal well-being paid leave per annum
  • Medical Insurance for ERA staff and their families
  • Life Insurance for ERA staff
  • Coverage of all expenses for the business trips
  • Military reservation is possible and granted if you are on a relevant military register

Start date: June 2024

Application process

All applicants must send a cover letter and updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English to ukraine@dai.com

Closing date for applications: June 11, 2024.

For further information about DAI GLOBAL LLC, please consult our website era-ukraine.org.ua.

USAID Enhances Almeida Group’s Grain Export Capacity 

AGRI-Ukraine Export Logistics Support
20 May 2024

USAID, through its Economic Resilience Activity (ERA), delivered 25 grain wagons to the Almeida Group, a rail freight and truck logistics provider in Ukraine, to increase its grain export capacity.

Almeida Group will use the wagons to transport grains to the company’s terminals on Ukraine’s western border, in Zakarpattia Lviv and Chernivtsi Oblasts, where it transships grains and oilseeds from wide gauge wheelsets (1535 mm) with European gauge wheelsets (1420 mm), as well as to the ports in Odesa and Izmail (Odesa Oblast).

The full-scale war has fundamentally changed the company’s operations. Until February 2022, Almeida Group had two elevators in Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts and was one of the largest shippers in the region. After Russia’s invasion in 2022, the company lost all its production facilities, significantly impacting its business. However, Almeida Group managed to relocate almost the entire team from the temporarily occupied territories and, in May 2022, opened a new transshipment terminal in Chernivtsi Oblast. Later, it also opened two more terminals in Lviv and Zakarpattia Oblasts. Currently, Almeida Group is building a multimodal terminal in Chernivtsi Oblast, which will increase both the quantity and variety of export cargo.

Background: Assistance to agricultural producers and infrastructure companies is part of the Agriculture Resilience Initiative (AGRI) – Ukraine, implemented by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). It aims to help Ukraine increase its capacity to produce, store, transport, and export grain.

USAID ERA supports Ukraine’s only beekeeping school to bolster apiculture

20 May 2024

The USAID Economic Resilience Activity (USAID ERA) has been helping the Hadiach Agricultural School train future beekeepers in modern methods of beekeeping since 2019. 

Over the last year, USAID ERA provided the school with new laboratories, a training apiary, and a modern honey processing station, as well as equipment, including 12 laptops with software, a laptop charging cabinet, 15 microscopes, two thermostats, two incubators for queen bee rearing, two water baths, and one set of artificial insemination equipment for queen bees. 

 

This support will allow students and teachers to conduct research, study and prevent the spread of disease, while contributing to the preservation of Ukrainian bee breeds, such as the Carpathian, Ukrainian steppe, and Polissian.  

“War affects bees. Beekeepers go to defend the country, many apiaries are left unattended, and bees go into swarming mode. Bees have trouble foraging and perish in or near areas of conflict. With forests in eastern Ukraine destroyed, bees seek refuge in other regions, and it is not always possible to save and transport them elsewhere,” explained Natalia Senchuk, Director of the Hadiach Agricultural School.

“With the new equipment we received from USAID ERA, we will be able to monitor and research diseases, study bee colonies, and work on the quality of honey…Our graduating students will create their own apiaries, launch their own entrepreneurial activities in beekeeping, become professional beekeepers, and share this knowledge with their colleagues, which will also positively impact the development of beekeeping.”

In addition to equipment, USAID ERA purchased 100 wooden hives, a beekeeper’s cabin, a honey extraction equipment, and more materials for the school. All this equipment will be used in the training apiary and honey processing workshop.

The Hadyach Agricultural School is Ukraine’s only educational institution focused on beekeeping, with 198 students enrolled.

Request for Proposal | Procurement of road blocks, trash bins for separate recycling for border crossing points

Procurement
20 May 2024

DAI, implementer of the USAID Economic Resilience Activity in Ukraine, invites qualified local vendors to submit quotations for the procurement of road blocks, trash bins for separate recycling for border crossing points, RFQ-REQ-KYV-24-0178.

REQ-KYV-24-0178_ Attachment A.1. to RFP_Detailed Technical Specifications, Detailed Budget

Please take note of these important dates and email addresses:
RFP Release Date May 20, 2024
Deadline for Receipt of Questions May 24, 2024, 06:00 pm, Kyiv, Ukraine Time to the email address ProcurementERA@dai.com.

All questions will be collected and replies to them will be sent via email to tender participants.

Deadline for Submission of Proposals June 3, 2024, 06:00 pm, Kyiv, Ukraine Time to the email address ProcurementERAInbox@dai.com

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE EMAIL ADDRESS FOR RECEIPT OF QUESTIONS AND THE EMAIL ADDRESS FOR RECEIPT OF PROPOSALS ARE DIFFERENT.

Request for Proposal | Procurement of prefabricated buildings for BCPs

Procurement
17 May 2024

DAI, implementer of the USAID Economic Resilience Activity in Ukraine, invites qualified local vendors to submit quotations for the procurement of prefabricated buildings for the border crossing points: Lot 1. Rava Ruska-Hrebenne and Lot 2. Starokozache-Tudora, RFP-REQ-KYV-24-0143 Prefabs

To receive Annexes, please send a request to ProcurementERA@dai.com

Please take note of these important dates and email addresses:
RFP Release Date May 17, 2024
Site Visit by Bidders:  

Lot 1 – A voluntary Site Visit for Bidders is scheduled for May 31, 2024, 11:00 am, Kyiv, Ukraine, at the international checkpoint for automobile traffic Rava Ruska-Hrebenne at the address: Ukraine,28 Hrebinskoho str., Rata, Lviv region, Zhovkva district, 80316 BCP Rava Ruska-Hrebenne

Lot 2 – A voluntary Site Visit for Bidders is scheduled for May 28, 2024, 11:00 am, Kyiv, Ukraine, at the international checkpoint for automobile traffic Starokozache-Tudora at the address Odesa region, Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi district, Starokozache, on the P-72 highway, Starokozache-Tudora

There is a two-person limit per organization.

To visit the site, the Bidder shall provide a list of its representatives with the position and name of the company and a copy of their passports no later than May 23, 2024.

Deadline for Receipt of Questions May 31, 2024, 06:00 pm, Kyiv, Ukraine Time to the email address ProcurementERA@dai.com.

All questions will be collected and replies to them will be sent via email to tender participants.

Deadline for Submission of Proposals June 10, 2024, 06:00 pm, Kyiv, Ukraine Time to the email address ProcurementERAInbox@dai.com

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE EMAIL ADDRESS FOR RECEIPT OF QUESTIONS AND THE EMAIL ADDRESS FOR RECEIPT OF PROPOSALS ARE DIFFERENT.