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					       Section 6. Terms of Reference




PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION MANAGER (PIM)
                 for the
    IRRIGATION SECTOR REFORM AND
   CENTRALISED IRRIGATION SYSTEMS
      REHABILITATION ACTIVITIES
                   of
    the Millennium Challenge Account - Moldova
    Transition to High Value Agriculture Project




               MOLDOVA, CHISINAU
                 NOVEMBER 2010
    TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION......................................................................................................................... 4
1    PROJECT OVERVIEW ...................................................................................................... 4
  1.1     MCA-MOLDOVA COMPACT BACKGROUND .........................................................4
  1.2     TRANSITION TO HIGH VALUE AGRICULTURE (THVA) PROJECT ....................5
     1.2.1 THVA Project Overview ............................................................................................ 5
     1.2.2 THVA Project Implementation Framework ............................................................... 6
     1.2.3 MCA-Moldova THVA Project Management Team ................................................... 7
2    IRRIGATION ACTIVITIES ............................................................................................... 8
  2.1     Objectives ........................................................................................................................8
     2.1.1 ISRA Objectives ......................................................................................................... 8
     2.1.2 CISRA Objectives ....................................................................................................... 9
  2.2     Implementation Structure and approach for the Irrigation Activities ..............................9
  2.3     Implementation Phases of the Irrigation Activities .......................................................11
  2.4     Timeline and key milestones in the Irrigation Activities Process..................................12
3    SCOPE OF SERVICES ...................................................................................................... 13
  3.1     Objectives of PIM Consultant assignment .....................................................................13
  3.2     Tasks of PIM Consultant ...............................................................................................14
     3.2.1 Task 1: Develop and Maintain Work Plans ............................................................. 14
     3.2.2 Task 2: Develop and Maintain a Risk Management Tool ........................................ 15
     3.2.3 Task 3: Monitor and Supervise Performance of Irrigation Activity Consultants and
     Contractors in the field.......................................................................................................... 15
     3.2.4 Task 4: Review and Pre-clear all Irrigation Activities Consultant and Contractor
     Deliverables .......................................................................................................................... 16
     3.2.5 Task 5: Obtain Needed Permits, Technical Expertise and Documentation ............. 17
     3.2.6 Task 6: Provide Technical Support for Procurement Activities .............................. 20
4    REPORTING ...................................................................................................................... 20
  4.1     Reporting Requirements ................................................................................................20
     4.1.1 Phase I Operating Strategy........................................................................................ 20
     4.1.2 Quarterly Progress Report (QPR) ............................................................................. 21
     4.1.3 Annual Performance Reports (APR) ........................................................................ 22
     4.1.4 Final Report (FR) ...................................................................................................... 22
     4.1.5 Other Reports ............................................................................................................ 22
5    ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (ESA) ........................ 22
6    DELIVERABLES AND PROPOSED PAYMENT TERMS .......................................... 23
7    PERSONNEL REQUIREMENTS .................................................................................... 26
  7.1     Core Team Key Personnel .............................................................................................27
  7.2     Other Key Support Personnel ........................................................................................29
8    TECHNICAL NOTES ........................................................................................................ 30
  8.1     List of Background and Technical Documents to be provided......................................30
  8.2     Key Responsibilities and Tasks of DD&RAP Consultant .............................................31
  8.3     Overview of some of Moldova Legislation in the Area of Design,
  Construction and Supervision Works ........................................................................................33
  8.4     step-by-step process for Rehabilitation works ..............................................................35
9    ATTACHMENTS ............................................................................................................... 38
  ATTACHMENT 1: THVA Project Description and Expected Outcomes ...............................38
  ATTACHMENT 2: THVA Project Management Structure .....................................................42
  ATTACHMENT 3: CIS and ISR Monitoring and Evaluation Indicators (Objective
  and Outcome levels) ..................................................................................................................43
  ATTACHMENT 4: Map of Compact Program Interventions ...................................................45
  ATTACHMENT 5: Summary of CIS Systems Selected for Rehabilitation and
  IMT ............................................................................................................................................46
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LIST OF ACRONYMS

AAF                     Access to Agricultural Finance (Activity)
AC                      Authorization for Construction
AM                      Apele Moldovei
APR                     Annual Performance Report
BoD                     Basis of Design
BoQ                     Bills of Quantities
CDS                     Contract Documentation System
CIS                     Centralized Irrigation System
CISRA                   Central Irrigation System Rehabilitation Activity
CLD                     Credit Line Directorate
CS                      Construction Supervision
CU                      Certificate of Urbanism
CP                      Construction Permit
DD                      Detailed Design
DD&RAP                  Detailed Design and Resettlement Action Plan
DLNP                    Defects Liability Notification Period
DSEIA                   Documentation on Social and Environmental Impact Assessment
ERR                     Economic Rate of Return
ESIA                    Environmental (and Social) Impact Assessment
EVM                     Earned Value Management
FR                      Final Report
GHS                     Growing High Value Agriculture Sales (Activity)
GoM                     Government of Moldova
HVA                     High Value (Added) Agriculture
IFB                     Invitation for Bid
IMT                     Irrigation Management Transfer
ISR                     Irrigation Sector Reform Activity
Irrigation Activities   ISRA and CISRA
IR                      Inception Report
ISR                     Irrigation Sector Reform (Activity)
IWRM                    Integrated Water Resource Management
M&E                     Monitoring and Evaluation
MCA                     Millennium Challenge Account
MCC                     Millennium Challenge Corporation
ME                      Ministry of Environment
MIS                     Management Information System
MPR                     Monthly Progress Report
MTA                     (Irrigation) Management Transfer Agreement
NIS                     New Independent States
O&M                     Operation and Maintenance
PIM                     Project Implementation Manager
PMCS                    Project Management and Control System
QAS                     Quality Assurance System

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QPR    Quarterly Progress Report
QC     Quality Control
RAP    Resettlement Action Plan
RBM    River Basin Management
RR     Risk Register
SIP    Supplemental Indicator Plan
TCM    Technical Contract Manager
TIS    Technological Irrigation Station
TEP    Technical Evaluation Panel
TS     Technical Supervision
THVA   Transition to High Value Added Agriculture
WUA    Water User Associations




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      INTRODUCTION

MCA, a public institution established under the laws of the Republic of Moldova as the
Accountable Entity for the MCA-Moldova Compact, has issued this Terms of Reference
document for consulting services to provide MCA-Moldova management support for
implementation and oversight of the Irrigation Sector Reform and Centralized Irrigation System
Rehabilitation Activities, two of four activities in the Transition to High Value Agriculture
(THVA) Project, funded by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) of the United States
under the Compact Agreement.

As result of the THVA Project and the Irrigation Activities, up to 11 CIS will be fully
rehabilitated and their management will be legally transferred to Water User Associations
(WUAs) operating in those 11 systems. An enabling policy and regulatory environment will also
be established by the project offering possibility for further rehabilitation and transfers from
Government, donor and private funds.

The entity performing said consulting services (herein referred to as the “Project Implementation
Manager Contractor (PIM Consultant)”) will be responsible to serve as the project manager (and
technical representative) for the CIS Rehabilitation Activity (CISRA) and the Irrigation Sector
Reform Activity (ISRA) of the THVA Project, to be referred to as the “Irrigation Activities” for
the purposes of this assignment and TOR, and provide technical support and project management
services to MCA-Moldova to ensure that the Irrigation Activities are fully integrated and related
Compact targets and results are on track to be achieved in a timely manner. The key tasks, or
assignments, will include (i) developing and maintaining work plans and risk management tools;
(ii) monitoring and supervision of performance of all Irrigation Activity consultants and
contractors in the field; (iii) reviewing and pre-clearance of all deliverables from Irrigation
Activities consultants and contractors (iv) obtaining needed permits, technical expertise and
documentation required for construction; (v) providing technical support for Irrigation Activities
related procurement activities including review and development of CISRA-related TORs,
participation in evaluation panels as needed for the selection of consultants and contractors, and
assisting MCA-Moldova in all disputes and claims procedures.


1     PROJECT OVERVIEW
1.1    MCA-MOLDOVA COMPACT BACKGROUND

The Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) is an initiative of the United States of America
(USA) to support policies and programs that advance a country’s progress in achieving
sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction. The Millennium Challenge Corporation
(MCC) is a Federal Corporation tasked with managing and implementing development
assistance provided globally by the USA. The key tenets of this assistance are the promotion of
economic growth and elimination of extreme poverty.

With a population of approximately 3.8 million inhabitants, Moldova was originally declared
eligible for MCC Compact assistance in 2006. The GoM mobilized a team of consultants to
conduct an empirical analysis of the key constraints to growth. This constraints analysis served
as the basis for two rounds of national consultations through regional town-hall meetings, as well
as numerous meetings with smaller groups of stakeholders. Following these consultations, the
GoM submitted in February 2008 a Compact proposal. After screening the proposal, MCC

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accepted to focus on and further develop two projects: (1) Transition to High-Value Agriculture
(THVA); and, (2) Rehabilitation of the Road Infrastructure.

In addition to the national consultations, project-specific consultations were conducted as part of
the environmental and social impact assessment, both by the Government and by MCC-
contracted entities. These public forums involved consultations with key stakeholders including:
local government officials, regional and national staff from government agencies, civil society
representatives, environmental and social non-governmental organizations, and interested local
people to evaluate the proposed projects, to raise concerns, and to make recommendations on the
design requirements to enhance benefits and reduce negative impacts from project
implementation. An Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) has been approved by
the Ministry of Environment for both the THVA and Road Projects. During the THVA project
assessment and development phase, the Government of Moldova (GoM) and MCC conducted a
farm survey in the systems targeted for rehabilitation and worked with a consultative group of
public and private sector representatives in the agricultural sector to provide input on project
design.1

The Compact with the GoM, including the above two components, was signed on January 22,
2010. The Program Objective is to increase incomes through increased agricultural productivity
and expanded access to markets and services through improved roads. A complete copy of the
Compact (with detailed project descriptions in Annex I of the Compact) can be found at
http://mca.gov.md/en/mcadocoficial/. The Compact entered into force (EIF) on September 1st,
2010 at which time five year period for the implementation commenced.

1.2      TRANSITION TO HIGH VALUE AGRICULTURE (THVA) PROJECT

1.2.1 THVA Project Overview

Agriculture has been the backbone of the Moldovan economy, with Moldova formerly serving as
an important exporter of high value agriculture to the rest of the Soviet Union. Following the
collapse of the Soviet Union, Moldova lost its position as a key exporter of fresh produce, and its
extensive irrigation systems and post-harvest cold chain fell into disrepair. Reforms necessary to
attract private and donor investment in agriculture have been slow. As a result, Moldovan
agriculture suffers from low productivity, contributing to high rates of rural poverty. However,
with its fertile soils, relatively long growing season, and proximity to both European Union and
former Soviet markets, Moldova has many of the necessary conditions to regain competitiveness
in high value agriculture.

The objectives of the Transition to High Value Agriculture (THVA) Project are to: (i) increase
rural incomes by stimulating growth in irrigated high value agriculture; and (ii) catalyze future
investments in high value agriculture by establishing a successful and sustainable model of
irrigation system and water resource management and a conducive institutional and policy
environment for irrigated agriculture.

The THVA Project consists of four reinforcing and integrated activities that, when implemented
together, address the key constraints facing Moldovan producers: lack of reliable water, lack of
financing, lack of access to markets and technologies, and lack of know-how. The THVA
Project will increase the ability and willingness of farmers to make the transition to higher value

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    The key assessments and reports, including the ESIA and Farm Survey, made available as part of this
    and other THVA Project RFPs are listed in Section 8: Technical Notes and are available at the
    following web address: http://mca.gov.md/en/mcarapoarte/ .
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fruit and vegetable production. By addressing infrastructure and institutional/market constraints,
the THVA Project will break the vicious cycle of poor water service, low water tariff revenue,
underinvestment in irrigation system maintenance, and low investment by farmers in high value
agriculture (resulting in low agricultural incomes). The THVA Project provides the first
opportunity to pilot a set of institutional and management reforms, together with much needed
infrastructure rehabilitation that will set the stage for future investment and enable Moldova to
benefit from its natural comparative advantage in agriculture.

The THVA Project through its four activities will: (1) rehabilitate up to 11 irrigation systems
covering a command area of up to approximately 15,500 hectares (Centralized Irrigation System
Rehabilitation Activity); (2) provide technical assistance and capacity building to support legal
transfer of management and operations of MCC-rehabilitated systems from the Government to
Water User Associations (WUAs), improve water resource management, including establishment
of a modern water rights system, and ensure the legal and institutional framework needed for
private and/or donor investment in the irrigation sector (the Irrigation Sector Reform Activity);
(3) provide term financing and technical assistance to support high value agriculture-related
investments by farmers and rural entrepreneurs (Access to Agricultural Finance Activity); and (4)
provide market development support and technical assistance and training to help producers and
agribusinesses better access high value agriculture markets and support the shift to high value
agriculture at the production and post-harvest level, and promote sustainable agricultural
practices (Growing High Value Agriculture Sales Activity), the latter to be undertaken jointly
with, and administered by, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
Details of the four THVA Project Activities and expected outcomes can be found in Annex I and
III of the Compact and Attachment 1 to this TOR.

1.2.2 THVA Project Implementation Framework

As agreed in the Compact, MCA-Moldova has overall responsibility for the implementation of
the Program – both THVA and Rehabilitation of the Road Infrastructure Projects. To carry out
the management responsibilities related to the THVA Project, MCA-Moldova intends to assign
implementation responsibilities to implementing units (Implementing Entities) as follows:

   The Implementing Entity (IE) for both ISRA and CISRA (Irrigation Activities) will be Apele
    Moldovei (AM), currently the legal owner of irrigation infrastructure assets. An
    Implementing Entity Agreement (IEA) will be concluded between MCA-Moldova and AM
    outlining tasks and responsibilities for each party in the implementation of the THVA Project
    and the CISRA and ISRA. Given that AM has limited capacity and faces a constrained
    budget to properly deploy needed expertise and manpower to manage the implementation of
    these two Activities, AM’s role as the IE for the Irrigation Activities will be limited to (i)
    facilitation of process to obtain all documents, technical expertise reports and permits
    required for detailed design, construction works and final approval/acceptance by WUAs of
    completed project (construction) including appointment of contact person(s) for ensuring
    better cooperation and communication with the PIM Consultant; (ii) support to winners of
    construction tender in obtaining accreditation (if needed) in a timely manner; (iii) wherever
    required assure free access to all involved stakeholders and contractors to the CIS
    infrastructure that is included in the project; (iv) advise and comment on the final designs
    for the irrigation systems to be rehabilitated as appropriate; (v) timely creation of the
    Monitoring and Surveillance Unit that will register and monitor WUAs activity; (vi) execute
    the Management Transfer Agreements (MTAs) as per program design (and timing) and in
    compliance with Moldovan law; (vii) actively participate in the elaboration and
    implementation of the Water Law and coordinate with Ministry of Environment (ME) all
    activities related to River Basin management (RBM) sub-activity; (viii) provide facility and
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    secure conditions for placement of Water Quality and Quantity Monitoring sites; (ix)
    participate actively in the WUA Field Review Committees; and (x) other responsibilities as
    to be stipulated in the IEA in order to ensure successful implementation. Because AM
    capacity and activities as the IE are limited, MCA-Moldova will also seek the services of the
    PIM Consultant to support the interests of both AM and MCA-Moldova in assuming
    responsibility for successful implementation of the Irrigation Activities. In turn, AM will
    cooperate with and support the PIM Consultant as appropriate in order to ensure project
    success.

   The IE for the Access to Finance (AAF) Activity will be the Credit Line Directorate (CLD),
    which is a structure of the Ministry of Finance specifically created to manage multiple donor
    credit lines through the banking systems of Moldova. The management of the Access to
    Finance Activity will take place jointly by the CLD and MCA-Moldova. MCA-Moldova
    will seek the services of a specialized consultant through a separate contract to help launch
    and monitor this activity.

   The IE for the Growing High Value Agriculture Sales (GHS) Activity will be USAID. The
    GHS Activity will be co-financed by MCC/MCA-Moldova (using compact funds) and
    USAID and administered (and implemented) by USAID with oversight from MCA-Moldova
    and in coordination with MCC based on a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to be
    signed between USAID and MCA-Moldova (and/or the GoM).

1.2.3 MCA-Moldova THVA Project Management Team

As the entity with overall responsibility for the implementation of Compact agreement and
achievement of intended program objective and outcome indicators, MCA-Moldova will set up
an internal team of professionals to oversee the implementation of THVA project activities,
including procurement, supervision and coordination of all consultants and contractors
implementing the four activities of the THVA Project.

A THVA Project Director reporting to the MCA-Moldova CEO will act as Technical Contract
Manager for the PIM Consultant and will be supported by the following team:

       1)   CISRA Director (and one Technical Support Officer);
       2)   Resettlement Officer (working on the ESA team);
       3)   ISRA Officer;
       4)   AAF Activity Officer;
       5)   GHS Activity Officer;

Attachment 2 to this TOR illustrates the relationships between MCA-Moldova key personnel and
the various THVA Project Activities and their implementers. The MCA-Moldova team will also
include key personnel responsible of other aspects related to Compact implementation such as
Environmental and Social Assessment Director, Social and Gender Officer, M&E Director,
Administrative and Financial Director etc. A Fiscal Agent has been mobilized to manage
accounts and payment procedures, a Procurement Agent will organize acquisitions of works and
services including those explicitly mentioned in the present TOR, and the ESA Director will also
provide support to the THVA Director as needed on all ESA and RBM matters.




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2     IRRIGATION ACTIVITIES
2.1       OBJECTIVES

2.1.1 ISRA Objectives

The objective of ISRA is to help ensure reliable supply of water over the long-term required
supporting the transition into higher value, water-intensive agricultural production and can
contribute to enhanced food security, improved food security for grains and cereal production. At
the end of the Compact, it is anticipated that the project have developed a model which can be
replicated and an enabling environment for further rehabilitation and investment in state-owned
and other irrigation systems.

To achieve the objective of establishing a replicable model and attracting other donor and private
sector investment, the Irrigation management Transfer (IMT) Sub-Activity will build capacity
within water users’ organizations to exercise responsibility for the operation and maintenance of
CIS that have been rehabilitated, will support creation of a WUAs-enabling legal environment
and will assist and support the GoM (and AM) to legally transfer irrigation management
responsibilities to WUAs during the life of the Compact. The RBM Sub-Activity will build
institutional capacity for river basin management and support a new Water Law to establish a
modern system of secure, long-term water rights to encourage investments in water management,
irrigated agriculture, and sustainable use of water resources.

The final targets levels (to be completed by Compact-end) for the IMT and RBM sub-activities
of the ISRA are also listed in Attachment 3. The following list provides a summary of ISRA
objectives and expected outcomes within the Compact term, for which the ISR Consultant and
PIM Consultant will be responsible:

          Eleven (11) financially sustainable WUAs established and legally registered with bylaws
           in compliance with new WUA Law;

          Management Transfer Agreements (MTAs) executed for 11 WUAs and corresponding
           irrigation systems;

          Effective operation of irrigation systems with good governance and improved water
           delivery services as evidenced by survey to be developed and set up by MCA-Moldova’s
           M&E team;

          A new Water Law approved by Parliament;

          Normative acts corresponding to the Water Law developed and passed during life of
           Compact;

          Water availability monitoring and demand modeling system in place and utilized by
           appropriate specialists in the government and civil society;

          Water use and authorizations for water use databases established and linked geospatially
           with a Geographical Information Systems (GIS);

          Participatory sub-basin management and actions plans developed for 2 small sub-basins
           and one consolidated basin.

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2.1.2 CISRA Objectives

The objective of CISRA is to reconstruct and launch operations of 11 CIS that have been
proposed and selected by the Compact. These 11 CIS (see the Attachment 4 and 5 for location
and details about selected CIS) include four (4) CIS that are currently not operational and have
no water delivery service, and seven (7) CIS which do currently have some partial delivery but
where most of the parts of their components are currently destroyed or disconnected. The CISRA
will enable farmers the option to convert to high value agriculture, which would in turn be the
catalyst to a chain of investments and greater incomes.

For the presently targeted CIS command area of about 15,500 hectares, the CISRA will result in
better energy efficiency due to the replacement of old soviet era pumps with modern variable
speed motors, reduction of water leakages, and better environmental safety. Reconstructed
systems will allow for more end-user irrigation equipment options, including cheaper, smaller,
and more mobile and energy efficient irrigation machines, as well as options for accommodating
drip irrigation.

The equipment installed at pumping stations and the rebuilt network will have an extended
service life and won’t require significant maintenance and emergency repairs, in contrast with
the current ones, provided that the WUAs implement the O&M procedures as per the related
manuals.

The WUAs created with the support of ISRA Consultant will be provided with adequate O&M
equipment reserve (WUA equipment cache). That equipment cache will be tailored to meet
routine and periodic maintenance needs for the respective CIS.

The final target levels for the CISRA are shown in Attachment 3. The following list provides a
summary of CISRA objectives and outcomes:

         Detailed designs developed for the 11 CIS with input from WUAs and a representative
          sample of farm operations in each of the systems;

         RAP developed and implemented;

         Rehabilitation works for the 11 CIS are completed during the Compact term and allowing
          for default liability period servicing a minimum of 15,500 hectares;

         WUA Equipment Reserve system is in place and operational during the Compact term.

2.2       IMPLEMENTATION STRUCTURE AND APPROACH FOR THE IRRIGATION ACTIVITIES

The implementation structure for ISRA and CISRA components of the THVA Project will be
organized as follows2:

     The PIM Consultant will serve as the project manager (and technical representative for
      MCA-Moldova) for the Irrigation Activities. As the project manager, the PIM Consultant
      will provide technical support and oversight services to MCA-Moldova to ensure the CISRA
      and ISRA activities are fully integrated, and the related Compact targets and results are on
      track to be achieved in a timely manner. As such, the PIM Consultant will be the first contact

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    Attachment 2 illustrates these relationships in chart form.
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    for these consultants and contractors for the review and pre-clearance of all deliverables,
    supervising day-to day activities, monitoring and reporting on the timely physical and
    financial progress of these contracts, and making recommendations to MCA-Moldova for the
    next steps, including the payment of invoices. Given that the THVA Project is a project
    with four integrated activities designed to solve systematic problems along the HVA value
    chain, it is expected that the PIM Consultant will also ensure effective coordination and
    cooperation between and communication with the AAF and GHS Implementing Entities in
    order to achieve THVA Project level objectives and outcomes. The PIM Consultant will be
    responsible for activities and deliverables outlined in Objectives of PIM Consultant
    assignments (Section 3.1 of this TOR) and Deliverables and Proposed Payment Terms
    (Section 6). It is expected that the PIM Consultant will be mobilized three months after the
    ISRA Consultant is mobilized and two months before the DD&RAP Consultant is mobilized.

   AM will, as the IE for the Irrigation Activities, have a formal role in project implementation
    as the owner of assets and as the institution officially responsible for the development of
    irrigation in Moldova. AM, through its regional subdivisions currently responsible for the
    management of the systems (STIs) will support and facilitate the rehabilitation and irrigation
    management transfer process. AM will nominate contact person(s) for ensuring better
    cooperation and communication with the PIM Consultant and MCA-Moldova staff. AM will
    provide guidance to the PIM Consultant for obtaining all needed permits and legal
    documentation required to start and complete construction and legally transfer management
    of the systems to the WUAs. (See Section 1.2.2 above for more details on AM
    implementation role and responsibilities).

   ISRA will be implemented by a qualified Consultant (“ISRA Consultant”) procured by
    MCA-Moldova and working in coordination with the PIM Consultant. The PIM Consultant
    will serve as the project manager for ISRA and ensure that the ISRA and CISRA (and related
    contractor activities) activities are fully integrated and coordinated. (See Technical Notes
    Section 8.1- ISRA TOR and Section 3.2 below for full details on ISRA and relationship to
    PIM Consultant).

    It is expected that the mobilization of ISRA Consultant will take place 3 months before the
    mobilization of PIM Consultant and about 5 months before the mobilization of the DD&RAP
    Consultant. The rationale for this staging is to allow enough time for the ISRA Consultant to
    conduct outreach in the 11 systems and establish a significant level of interest (or not) and a
    provisional Board of Directors (BoD) for the new WUAs. This procedure (and staging of
    consultants) will allow water user participation in the final design of the irrigation networks,
    by identifying and understanding user preference on placement of hydrants, machines, and
    other network characteristics according to intended crop pattern and irrigation type
    (sprinkler vs. drip irrigation) and exploring options for expanding old command areas of CIS.

   CISRA will be implemented by 4 or 5 consultants and contractors procured by MCA-
    Moldova. These consultants and contractors will work in coordination with the PIM
    Consultant who will serve as the project manager for all of them and ensure that the CISRA
    and ISRA (and related contractor activities) are fully integrated and coordinated. (See
    Section 3.2 below for more information on CISRA and relationship to PIM Consultant).
    Anticipated contracts under the CISRA include:

    o Detailed Design and Resettlement Action Plan Development (DD&RAP Consultant)

       An engineering consultant will be contracted by MCA-Moldova to perform the Detailed
       Design of centralized irrigation systems and develop the Resettlement Action Plan
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         (RAP). This contract will have options to (i) implement the RAP and (ii) perform the
         supervision of construction works as the “Engineer” according to FIDIC (Construction
         Supervision Option); both options to be exercised at the discretion of MCA-Moldova.

         MCA-Moldova intends to issue the DD&RAP RFP in November 2010 (See Sections
         3.2.5.1 and 3.2.5.2 below for more details on legal and Compact conditions). However,
         the DD&RAP Consultant contract will not be awarded until after the ISRA Consultant
         has done outreach in the 11 systems and determined which systems and the farmers (and
         land owners in those systems) have an active interest of participating in the “Project” (as
         demonstrated in the Contract of Association). The definition of Project to include
         establishing a functioning WUA to legally take over management responsibilities from
         AM (via Management Transfer Agreement) for the irrigation systems from primary level
         all the way to tertiary level (IMT). (See Technical Notes Section 8.1, ISRA RFP and
         tasks related to Contract of Association).

         The anticipated key responsibilities, tasks and deliverables for DD&RAP Consultant are
         outlined in Technical Notes Section 8.2.) .

      o Construction Contracts (“Works”)

         Qualified provider(s) of Works will be contracted by MCA-Moldova, based on
         specification documents prepared by DD&RAP Consultant and pre-cleared by the PIM
         Consultant and accepted by MCA-Moldova to reconstruct and rehabilitate the irrigation
         systems. The PIM Consultant will support the MCA-Moldova Procurement agent in
         review and preparation of the technical specification for this bid documentation.

         Construction works may be bundled with 3-4 systems per contract which could result in
         up to4 different Works contractors to rehabilitate up to 11 systems (Technical Description
         of 11 systems provided in Technical Notes Sections 8.1 )

         MCA-Moldova expects to issue one contract for the detailed design and RAP design,
         with options in the same contract for the supervision of construction and the
         implementation of the RAP. If either or both of these options are not exercised by MCA-
         Moldova, then MCA-Moldova would separately procure these services. While the
         procurement would be carried out by MCA-Moldova’s procurement agent, the PIM
         Consultant would be called upon to provide technical support for the procurement
         process.

2.3     IMPLEMENTATION PHASES OF THE IRRIGATION ACTIVITIES

The Irrigation Activities (ISRA and CISRA) will be roughly organized into two implementation
phases:

       Phase I to include activities and tasks that are part of the preparation and pre-conditions
        to the start of construction of the works and establishing the institutional capacity to
        manage and maintain the water delivery services and water resources. Phase I concludes
        with the completion of Detailed Designs, registration of WUAs, implementation of the
        RAP and release of construction IFBs.

       Phase II to cover activities that occur after release of IFBs and include obtaining
        constructions permit, launching of construction works and on-going capacity building for
        WUAs and other institutions involved in water resource management.
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The below table provides a general overview (grouping) of the kind of tasks will take place in
each of the Irrigation Activities phases and that will require project management and technical
support services described in the Scope of Work section above.

                                  ISRA                                           CISRA
               Work Plan development                           Work plan development
Phase I3       Outreach and Contract of Association            Coordination with public utilities on
                                                               compliance issues
(18 mo)        WUA development and registration                Obtain design- related permits and
                                                               authorizations
               Execution of MTAs (7)                           Engineering surveys
               Establish of the WUAs MSU                       Detailed Design and RAP Development
               Equip WUA Offices                               Preparation and release of IFBs
               Installation of the water monitoring            Implementation of RAP
               equipment for RBM
               Development of RBM Policy Framework
Phase II4      WUA capacity building and training              Contract negotiations for works
               Executing of MTAs (4 w/o water service)         Obtain construction permits
(36 mo)
               On-going institutional support to operate and   Construction Works
               maintain the water monitoring system
               Development of Water Use and Water
               Authorizations
               Sub-basin District and Secondary Basin          Construction Supervision
               Management and Action Plans                     Equip WUAs with O&M Equipment
                                                               Final acceptance of rehabilitation works

The PIM Consultant contract and its two phases will cover a 54 month period and be divided into
the following periods:

       Base Period: an 18 month contract corresponding with Phase I of Irrigation Activities.

       Option Period: a 36 month contract corresponding with Phase II of Irrigation Activities.

2.4       TIMELINE AND KEY MILESTONES IN THE IRRIGATION ACTIVITIES PROCESS

The table below contains an estimate of the timeline and key milestones for the first phase in the
CIS design and rehabilitation process. The below timeline corresponds roughly to the first 18
months of this assignment and Phases I and II of the ISRA Consultant contract. ISR activities
and any needed permitting will need to be planned and coordinated with the design and
construction timeline as appropriate. It will be the responsibility of the PIM Consultant to work
with the appropriate implementers to ensure activities are integrated and key milestones are met
on time.

      #      Key Milestones                                                 Timing
                                                                            January 22, 2010
      1      Compact Signing
                                                                            (Completed)

3
    PIM Phase I (Base Contract) corresponds to ISRA Phases I and II
4
    PIM Phase II will include two Options – Option 1 for 24 months and Option 2 for 12 months
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              Approval of ESIA by GoM                                     June 2010
      2
              (requirement for release of DD&RAP RFP)                     (Completed)
                                                                          September 2010
      3       Compact Entry Into Force (EIF)
                                                                          (Completed)
      4       Mobilization of ISRA Consultant                             November 2010
              Establishment of AM as the Implementing Entity for
      5                                                                   December 2010
              the Irrigation Activities
              Mobilization of GHS Activity Implementer (USAID
      6                                                                   January 2010
              joint project)
      7       Mobilization of PIM Consultant                              February 2011
              Contract of Association deadline – prior to award of
      8                                                                   February/March 2011
              DD&RAP Contract (assumes Nov release of RFP)
              Certificate of Urbanism – to be issued prior to the start
      9                                                                   April 15, 2011
              of design work
              Mobilization of the DD&RAP Consultant and Detailed          April 2011 – June 2012
      10
              Design Work (14 months)
              WUA Monitoring and Surveillance Unit (MSU) and
      11                                                                  No later than July 2011
              operational for the registration
              Water Quality and Quantity Monitoring System and            No later than November
      12
              GIS equipment in place up                                   2011
              WUA registration deadline (prior to release of IFB for
      13                                                                  May 2012
              Construction Works)
              MTAs signed with 7 CIS systems (with some water
      14                                                                  May 2012
              delivery service)
              Passage of the Water Law (prior to release of IFB for
      15                                                                  May 2012
              Construction Works)
      16      Release of the Construction Invitation for Bids             May/June 2012
              Construction Permits - to be issued before awarding the
      17
              respective contract/s for construction works                October /November 2012
              Mobilization of Construction Contractors,                   November 2012 – May
      18
              Rehabilitation Works, final acceptance and close-out        2015
      19      Compact Completion (5 years from EIF)                       September 2015

3     SCOPE OF SERVICES
The Payment Terms of this contract are fixed price against deliverables and fixed price against
achievement of performance based outputs.

3.1        OBJECTIVES OF PIM CONSULTANT ASSIGNMENT

The main objective of the PIM Consultant is to serve as the project manager for the Irrigation
Activities and provide technical support and oversight services to MCA-Moldova to ensure that
the Irrigation Activities are fully integrated and related Compact targets and results are on track
to be achieved in a timely manner and key milestones as outlined in this TOR and its
Attachments are met. These key objectives include, but are not limited to: (i) rehabilitation of
the irrigation systems completed within the Compact term in accordance with international
standards and requirements, in a timely and cost effective manner; (ii) development of final
designs that included active involvement from a representative group of water users in each of
the systems; (iii) successfully executed legal transfer of management of the systems with
financially viable WUAs managing those operations; (iv) establishment of an operational Water
Quality and Quantity Monitoring System linked with GIS; (v) establishment and promotion of
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the regulations needed to issue authorizations for water use; and (vi) development of river basin
management and action plans.

3.2     TASKS OF PIM CONSULTANT

In response to this RFP, the PIM Consultant is expected to include in its proposal detailed
approaches and methodologies for cost effective implementation of the tasks described below,
including specifics on the proposed software, and reporting and risk management tools. The PIM
Consultant is also encouraged to propose additional and/or alternative approaches to accomplish
Irrigation Activities outcomes and objectives (these need to be provided in the enclosed form
TECH-7). Any comments, modifications or improvements to the tasks list below of suggested
activities should be fully and clearly explained in the proposal. Form TECH-7 will not be
evaluated and should not be priced by the Consultant in its proposal; these would be discussed
during negotiations at the discretion of MCA-Moldova, and price could be adjusted accordingly).

3.2.1 Task 1: Develop and Maintain Work Plans
3.2.1.1 Sub-task 1.1: PIM Work Plan

A work plan as to how the PIM Consultant plans to manage the Irrigation Activities including
the key milestones in the process needs to be developed and maintained throughout the life of the
PIM Consultant contract. A preliminary plan is to be included in the proposal and finalized
(including level of detail required) as part of the Phase I Operating Strategy, acceptable to MCA-
Moldova no later than 2 months after mobilization. (See Reports Section 4 for details on the
Phase I Operating Strategy.)

The PIM Work Plan will be updated regularly as appropriate5 and as ISRA and CISRA work
plans are provided and adjusted by consultants and contractors. The PIM Work Plan will be
posted on a private website that will allow MCA-Moldova and MCC access at any time to
review status. An undated PIM Work Plan will also be included in Quarterly, Annual and Final
Reports.

MS Project is the required software unless otherwise approved in advance by MCA-Moldova.

3.2.1.2 Sub-Task 2: Master Irrigation Activities Implementation Work Plan

The Irrigation Activities consultants and contractors will be required as part of their contracts to
prepare work plans. The PIM Consultant will be responsible for pre-clearing on these work
plans. In addition, the PIM Consultant will build on the individual ISRA and CISRA work plans
and develop a Master Irrigation Activities Implementation Work Plan documenting how the two
activities will be integrated and sequenced.

The Master Irrigation Activities Implementation Work Plan and level of detail will be agreed
with MCA-Moldova and then maintained throughout the life of the PIM Consultant contract.
MS Project software will be used and a baseline plan established against which actual
completion and progress will be tracked.

The Master Irrigation Activities Work Plan will be updated by the 5th day after the end of the
month at a minimum and more frequently as appropriate and posted on a private website that will
allow MCA-Moldova, MCC and all Irrigation Activities Contractors access at any time to review
5
    Work Plans, Risk Management Plans and EV Tabulations should be updated at a minimum of once a
    month and more as appropriate and posted on the web.
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status. An undated Master Irrigation Activities Implementation Work Plan will also be included
in Quarterly, Annual and Final Reports.

The Master Irrigation Activities Work Plan will also be included in Quarterly, Annual and Final
Reports.

MS Project is the required software unless otherwise approved in advance by MCA-Moldova.

3.2.2 Task 2: Develop and Maintain a Risk Management Tool

In order to effectively support project management and implementation of the Irrigation
Activities, the PIM Consultant is expected to proactively identify risks and provide the necessary
information to MCA-Moldova in a timely manner to make decisions in order to mitigate such
risks and achieve appropriate results.

In order to effectively report and respond to risks the PIM Consultant will develop and maintain
a “live” risk management tool that will identify and track the key, critical path existing and
potential risks and proposed mitigation solutions. The risk management tool should allow for
generation of management plans and reports (Risk Management Report) that will be made
available to MCA-Moldova. As risks are reduced, removed, resolved and/or new risks are
identified the reports and managements plans will be updated accordingly.

The process (and format) for identifying and proactively mitigating and tracking risks is to be
outlined clearly in the proposal and finalized no later than 2 months after mobilization as part of
the Phase I Operating Strategy, acceptable to MCA-Moldova. As with the Work Plans in Task
One above, once the DD&RAP Consultants (and later Works Contractors) are mobilized, the
structure of the Risk Management Report will need to be updated and/or additional risk
management reports provided.

The Risk Management Report will be updated by the 5th day after the end of the month at a
minimum and more frequently as appropriate and posted on a private website that will allow
MCA-Moldova and MCC access at any time to review status. The Risk Management Report
will also be included in Quarterly, Annual and Final Reports.

Technical Notes Section 8.1 provides a list of documents that will increase understanding of
risks and LOE involved in developing the risk management tool. The PIM Consultant should
choose the most appropriate, cost-effective software/methodology and provide that information
as part of the proposal.

3.2.3 Task 3: Monitor and Supervise Performance of Irrigation Activity Consultants and
      Contractors in the field

The PIM Consultant will work closely with Irrigation Activities consultants and contractors to:

    Monitor how activities are being implemented in the field;

    Track performance against individual and Master work plans and timelines with special
     attention to sequencing and the importance of integration between CISRA and ISRA in
     order to meet deadlines for legal, Compact and construction requirements and pre-
     conditions;


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    Track financial and physical performance of construction-related contracts;

    Quality Assurance of all Irrigation Activities deliverables, with special attention and
     resources to volume of works, quality of materials used as reflected in bill of quantities;

    Identify any new and follow-up on identified project risks;

    Advise MCA-Moldova in a timely manner on appropriate actions to be taken to keep the
     projects on track;

    Conduct regular coordination meetings with key implementers and MCA-Moldova;

Proposals should clearly outline the implementation methodology for monitoring and supervision
and frequency of visits to the field at various stages of the project. Expectations are that the PIM
Consultant will have a strong field presence, especially during the rehabilitation period.

MCA-Moldova expects the PIM Consultant to use Earned Value Management (EVM) concepts
and approach for monitoring, supervision and reporting. The Earned Value (EV) Tabulation(s)
should be included in Quarterly Reports, maintained regularly (updated by the 5th day after the
end of the month at a minimum and more frequently as appropriate) and posted on the shared
web-site as with other reports above in Tasks One and Two. Level of detail of the EV
Tabulation(s) is to be mutually agreed with MCA-Moldova and at minimum will include
analysis for each of the 11 irrigation systems and for each contract and projections of delay and
cost risks.

During the start-up phase (approximately 6 months) senior management of the PIM Consultant
will provide a brief update on issues, progress once a week to MCA THVA Project Director and
his team as appropriate. As the project develops, the frequency of meetings to be mutually
agreed and based on need.

Reporting vehicles to include (i) regular meetings with MCA-Moldova THVA Project Director,
(ii) web-site with shared access where key management reports will be posted and (iii) updated
regularly and Quarterly, Annual and Final Reports.

The PIM Consultant is expected to observe all Field Review Meetings; all key outreach sessions
for WUAs, key WUA BoD meetings as appropriate (i.e. formation meetings, contract of
association discussions, annual board meetings, etc). See ISRA TOR (link provided in Technical
Notes Section 8.1 for more details on these types of activities related to ISRA.

Any concerns identified in the field to be communicated immediately to MCA-Moldova and
documented in the monthly, quarterly reports. Proposal for mitigation of any identified risks will
be accounted for in the risk management tool. See Section 2.2 for details on types and number of
contracts estimated to be involved in CISRA and ISRA activities.

3.2.4 Task 4: Review and Pre-clear all Irrigation Activities Consultant and Contractor
      Deliverables

The PIM Consultant will be responsible for the review and preclearance of all deliverables of the
ISRA and CISRA consultants and contractors.



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Complete details on the deliverables for the ISRA Consultant are provided in the ISRA TOR –
see link provided in Technical Notes Section 8.1

Complete details on the deliverables for the CISRA consultants and contractors will be defined
later but would include such things as surveys and investigations related to detailed design
process, up to 11 detailed designs including technical drawings, bill of quantities and technical
specifications (in appropriate format to be used for construction IFBs), development and
implementation of up to 11 resettlement action plans, up to 11 operation manuals and user
guides, Technical Projects Verification Reports, construction process reports, bill of quantities,
updated Environmental and Social Management Plans (ESMPs) for each system and
miscellaneous management and progress reports. The deliverables related to development and
implementation of the WUAs specific Resettlement Action Plans will include at minimum:
inception report, developing of an appropriate valuation and compensation criteria and
methodologies to compensate Project Affected Persons, preparing different versions of the
RAPs, etc. As per the timeline in Section 2.4 above, the DD&RAP Consultant (one of the
CISRA consultants and contractors) will be mobilized sometime in April 2011, and more
specific details on deliverables for that contract will be provided at that time. Attachment 8.2
provides more details on the expected tasks and deliverables for the DD&RAP Consultant to be
taken into consideration by the PIM Consultant when preparing the proposal.

MCA-Moldova will only review ISRA and CISRA deliverables after they have passed the PIM
pre-clearance process. Therefore, the ISRA and CISRA consultants and contractors will provide
MCA-Moldova written notification when deliverables are submitted to the PIM Consultant for
pre-clearance. This notification of submission of deliverables to the PIM Consultant (but not
deliverables themselves) will be registered at MCA-Moldova as per standard documentation
registration process.

After review, the PIM Consultant will prepare a memo (Pre-Clearance Memo) to MCA-Moldova
outlining any concerns, recommendations and include determination if deliverable is acceptable
or not. The Pre-Clearance Memo for ISRA deliverables to come to MCA-Moldova no later than
10 days after receipt from the consultant. The Pre-Clearance Memo to come first by electronic
copy and also to be officially registered with MCA-Moldova to avoid timing disputes.

After pre-clearance and acceptance, when possible and appropriate, ISRA and CISRA final
deliverables will be submitted electronically but designs and other technical documents will
come in both hard copy and digital source file.

It is expected that the PIM Consultant and the various consultants and contractors will have
informal meetings and review of deliverables prior to official submission for pre-clearance in
order to facilitate and expedite the review and final clearance process.

3.2.5 Task 5: Obtain Needed Permits, Technical Expertise and Documentation

Moldovan legislation requirements and Compact provisions translate into the pre-conditions for
different phases of rehabilitation activity outlined in the box below. The PIM Consultant is
responsible for ensuring that all these pre-conditions (both legal and Compact) are met, and for
obtaining required permits on time to meet project implementation milestones and deadlines.
See Technical Notes Section 8.4 for roles and responsibilities related to permits and construction
documents. The PIM Consultant is expected to stay current on all legislation related to all stages
of the design and construction process and inform MCA-Moldova and AM of any changes that
may affect implementation of the Irrigation Activities. The technical proposal of the PIM

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Consultant shall include adequate allocation of necessary key personnel and support staff and
resources, having adequate capacity to obtain all needed permits and pre-conditions.

AM, as the owner of the assets, will provide the PIM Consultant a power of attorney or another
appropriate formal agreement to act on their behalf to obtain these permits and documents, and
arrange and facilitate meetings for the PIM Consultant as appropriate. An AM representative
may participate in such meetings as appropriate. See Section 1.2.2 and 2.2 for more details on
AM role as related to the Irrigation Activities and the PIM Consultant.

The PIM Consultant is not responsible for construction companies to be accredited and
registered in Moldova, and the assumption is that the construction companies that win the
contract will be accredited, registered, and/or that all needed construction licenses will be
received by the time the Construction Contracts are signed.


3.2.5.1 Moldovan Legal requirements

The legal process and requirements for construction projects in Moldova is outlined below. The
PIM Consultant, in his role as project manager, will be responsible to ensure that all these
requirements are met on time working with the appropriate authorities and consultants and
contractors as needed.

For a quick overview of requirements of main pieces of national legislation to the design and
construction process and needed permits please consult Technical Notes Section 8.3 and 8.4.
The PIM Consultant is expected to be intimately familiar with these laws and stay current with
any legislative changes that may impact implementation.

 I.    Start of detailed design work

The legal pre-conditions (in order of priority and sequencing) for the start of the detailed design
work are:

      a. Technical Expertise Report for each of the 11 CIS issued by accredited technical expert
         documenting the current condition of building, structures and other facilities to be
         rehabilitated and required to obtain the Certificate of Urbanism below.

      b. Certificate of Urbanism issued by the local public administration for each of 11 CIS
         authorizing the proposed project as acceptable for further development. See Technical
         Notes Section 8.4 point 5 for outline of process and documentation required to obtain the
         Certificate of Urbanism.

      c. Technical Conditions for Compliance with Public Utilities Notification for each of the
         11 CIS documenting capacity of public service providers to support proposed project.
         See Technical Notes Section 8.4 point 6 for outline of process and documentation
         required to obtain the Technical Conditions Notification.

      d. Environmental and Social Impact Assessment approved by appropriate government
         institutions. A feasibility study was conducted during Compact development and the
         ESIA approved by the Ministry of Environment prior to Compact signing on the
         condition that water quality and hydro-biological surveys will be conducted for each of
         the systems during the detailed design process.

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       e. Topographical and Geotechnical Surveys for each of the 11 CIS issued by appropriate
          accredited organizations, professionals and/or licensed surveyor. The Certificate of
          Urbanism is a pre-condition to conducting surveys.

 II.    Start of Construction

The legal pre-conditions (in order of priority and sequencing) for the start of construction for
each of the 11 systems are:

       a. Detailed Design approved by either the State Service for Verification of Construction
          Projects or an accredited technical expert and acceptable to AM6;

       b. Construction Permits issued by local public administrations for each of the irrigation
          systems to be rehabilitated. See Technical Notes Section 8.4 point 11 to point 14 for
          outline process and documentation required to obtain the Construction Permit.

       c. Notification to State Inspection of Construction Works project start-date no later than
          3 days prior to start of construction.

III.    Close-Out of Rehabilitation Works

The legal requirement to officially complete the construction process (after the construction
supervision “Engineer” provides their recommendations to the PIM Consultant to accept the
work) is the Final Acceptance of the Works Report issued by the Acceptance Committee
composed of at least 5 persons. This Committee must include representatives of the beneficiary,
local public administration (as Chairman of Committee) and competent specialists in the related
field. The PIM Consultant is responsible for establishing the Acceptance Committee and
ensuring the final acceptance document is approved by appropriate GoM institutions as required
by Moldovan legislation. (See 3.5.2.2 below where final acceptance of the works by WUAs is a
Compact requirement. Therefore, while not a legal requirement, MCA-Moldova recommends
that the WUAs are represented in the Acceptance Committee.)

3.2.5.2 MCA-Compact Conditions

In addition to the above construction related legal pre-conditions, MCA-Moldova Compact
conditions related to rehabilitation are outlined below and in more detail in the MCA-Compact, a
legally binding document. If Compact conditions are not met as per required timeline and
completion of construction during the life of the Compact is at risk, then MCC reserves the right
to stop/not continue the Irrigation Activities of the THVA Project.

 I. Award of the DD&RAP Contract

The DD&RAP Contract will be awarded only after the Contract of Association and significant
level of interest to participate in the program and Provisional BoDs is established with support of
the ISRA Consultant7.

6
  While not a legal requirement, MCC and MCA-Moldova expect that the WUA BoDs will also need to approve
final design on behalf of their members.


7
  Passage of a new WUA Law was also a condition for awarding the DD&RAP Contract in the MCA-Compact at
time of signing. This law entered into force in September 2010 and therefore pre-condition already been satisfied.

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 II.    Release of the Construction Invitation for Bids (IFBs)

MCA-Moldova will release the Construction IFBs only after:

       a. The Water Law is passed by Parliament; and
       b. WUAs are legally registered and established (and verified by the MCA-Moldova M&E
          team).

III.    Close-Out of Rehabilitation Works

MCA-Moldova will consider the rehabilitation process complete only after the WUA’s have
signed the Final Acceptance of the Works report8.

3.2.6 Task 6: Provide Technical Support for Procurement Activities

The PIM Consultant will provide technical support for Irrigation Activities related procurement
activities including, but not limited to:

        Technical support in preparation of IFBs for Construction Contracts (3-4 contracts);

        Assisting MCA-Moldova in all disputes and claims procedures including with
         construction companies;

        Participation in evaluation panels as needed for the selection of consultants and
         contractors;

        Review and comment of CISRA-related TORs as/if needed;

        Review WUA start-up maintenance equipment list if required;

        Participate in public outreach events and bid openings as requested by MCA-Moldova.

4      REPORTING
4.1      REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

The PIM Consultant will be responsible for the following reports:

4.1.1 Phase I Operating Strategy
  The Phase I Operating Strategy (OS) is to be finalized no later than two months after
  mobilization and at a minimum include:

         Draft PIM Work Plan (as discussed above) identifying all tasks and required systems
          needed to (i) review ISRA and CISRA deliverables, track their physical and financial
          progress, and advise MCA-Moldova in a timely manner on appropriate actions to be
          taken to keep the projects on track both in terms of time and expenditures and (ii) provide

8
 MTAs will be signed for 7 of the 11 systems prior to rehabilitation and the remaining 4 will be signed at time of
completion of rehabilitation construction. While not an official “condition” it is an expected outcome and critical
milestone.

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       project and risk management services for the Irrigation Activities overall taking into
       consideration any changes that have occurred in the period between submitting the
       proposal and preparation of Phase I Operating Strategy. The PIM Work Plan should also
       include a proposed timeline and step-by-step process for obtaining all needed permits and
       construction documents for Phase I and Phase II.

      Draft Risk Management Tool design including draft Risk Management Report format.

      Draft Irrigation Activities Master Implementation Work Plan.

      Proposed structure of EVM Management Reports.

      Proposed system for document circulation between the PIM Consultant, MCA-Moldova
       and the Irrigation Activities consultants and contractors, covering the submittal, review,
       pre-clearance and final approval of deliverables by MCA-Moldova.

      A detailed communication protocol including all stakeholders and participants.

      Proposed format for the QPRs

4.1.2 Quarterly Progress Report (QPR)

The QPRs shall contain an accurate, up to date, account of all work accomplishments, work
scheduled, outstanding issues of the PIM Consultant and Irrigation Activities consultants,
contractors, and suppliers for the previous quarter. Using and including the Irrigation Activities
Risk Management Report, Irrigation Activities Master Work Plan (and key progress milestones)
and Earned Value (EV) Tabulations the QPR shall also include estimation of delay and cost
increase risk and discussion of major problems and recommendations to address them, and work
plans for the subsequent month.

In the QPRs, the PIM Consultant shall focus upon his own activities and actions taken towards
the achievement of project goals and not replicate the information on work of Consultants,
already contained in their Quarterly Reports approved by the PIM Contractor. The QPRs should
contain, at a minimum:

   Description of the principal quarterly activities done by PIM Consultant and
    accomplishments (including progress against Compact outcome targets and progress
    indicators) in the Irrigation Activities based on the approved work plans, including activities
    underway;

   Updated EV Tabulation and results of the Earned Value Management Tool monitoring
    financial and physical progress of Irrigation Activities contracts and report/summary
    documenting frequency of regular (monthly at minimum) updates to the private website.

   Description of work and interventions by the PIM Consultant in the activity of consultants
    and contractors, including summary of pre-clearance process and copies of all Pre-Clearance
    Memos outlining their implication over the project goals, agenda, budgets and timeline, and
    covering needed remediation steps.

   Updated Risk Management Report including analysis of project progress, risks, timeline and
    explanation of any significant flaws and deviation or modifications from the work plans and
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    timelines and report/summary documenting frequency of regular (monthly at minimum)
    updates to the private website.

   Updated Master Irrigation Activities and PIM Work Plans for upcoming Quarter with
    description of the major activities for the upcoming quarter as detailed in the approved work
    plans. Explanation of any significant modifications or changes to the approved work plans
    and detailed budgets and report/summary documenting frequency of regular (monthly at
    minimum) updates to the private website.

The report shall be submitted in English with the Executive Summary also provided as a
standalone document translated to Romanian. The draft QPR shall be submitted not later than
five (5) working days after the last day of the quarter. Revised QPR shall be submitted no later
than three (3) working days after receipt of MCA-Moldova comments.

4.1.3 Annual Performance Reports (APR)

The APR format differs from the QPR format in that it should include succinctly stated
performance evaluation of the entire project, with adequate concise narrative and graphic
depiction of the annual performance metrics compared with baseline work plans and other data,
as appropriate.

The entire report shall be submitted in both English and Romanian. The draft APR shall be
submitted not later than five (5) working days after September 30 of every year. Revised APR
shall be submitted no later than three (3) working days after receipt of MCA-Moldova
comments.

4.1.4 Final Report (FR)

The PIM Consultant shall prepare a comprehensive Final Report describing all activities
undertaken during each of the two phases, including a description of methodology and actual vs.
baseline on the Irrigation Activities Master Implementation Work Plan, and interventions with
other consultants and constructors, and performance indicators. The FR shall be submitted in
both English and Romanian and shall include, but not limited to, an Executive Summary,
appropriate appendices, a section on Lessons Learned and an analysis thereof, and a Irrigation
Activities Summary and Conclusions section.

The FR s shall replace the last APR that may be due within the same period. The draft FR shall
be submitted not later than 15 working days prior to the contract/option expiry. Revised FR shall
be submitted no later than three (3) working days after receipt of MCA-Moldova comments.

4.1.5 Other Reports

The PIM Consultant, if requested, shall review and provide comments to MCA-Moldova as they
prepare the Irrigation Activities sections of quarterly, annual reports and disbursement requests
to be submitted to MCC.

5   ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (ESA)
As stated in Section 3.2.3 the PIM Consultant is responsible for monitoring and supervising
Irrigation Activities consultants and contractors in the field and reviewing, commenting and pre-


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clearing all deliverables of all Irrigation Activities contracts, including those related to ESA and
the implementation for the approved ESIAs for the THVA program.

See Technical Notes Section 8.1, ISRA TOR, Section 4 for more detail on ESA-related activities
as they relate to the Irrigation Activities.

During detailed design process, site specific ESMPs will be developed by the DD&RAP
Consultant. These site-specific ESMPs will draw upon the mitigations and monitoring
recommendations identified in the two basin-level Environmental and Social Impact
Assessments supported with MCC funding and approved by GoM in June 2010. As with all
ISRA and CISRA deliverables, the PIM Consultant will pre-clear the ESMPs as these are
received either by DD&RAP or ISRA Consultants and present summary information in the
quarterly progress reports. As part of the pre-clearance, the PIM Consultant will ensure that the
CIS-specific ESMPs are developed in accordance to requirements approved under the basin-level
ESIAs and take into consideration site-specific needs identified by the ISRA and CISRA
Consultants. See Technical Notes Section 8.1 for more details on expected ESA-related
activities of the DD&RAP Consultant.


6    DELIVERABLES AND PROPOSED PAYMENT TERMS
The PIM Consultant Contract and its two phases will cover a 54 month period and be divided
into the following periods:

    Base Period: an 18 month contract corresponding with Phase I of Irrigation Activities as
     described in Section 3.3 above.

    Option Period: a 36 month contract corresponding with Phase II of Irrigation Activities as
     described in Section 3.3 above.

The Deliverables and Proposed Payment Schedule below summarizes the deliverables and
corresponding payment terms as they relate to the Scope of Services for the PIM Consultant (see
Section 3.2 above) for the two phases of this assignment. Payments will be made against both
deliverables and performance based outputs.

The amount for the Base Period may not exceed 40% for Base and Option periods
combined.

As per Form TECH-7 any comments, modifications or improvements to the below list should be
fully and clearly explained in the proposal. The list of the deliverables (and related payment
terms) will be finalized during contract negotiations on the basis of proposals submitted by the
Consultants. All deliverables and reports are to be submitted to MCA-Moldova in both English
and Romanian languages.

Base Period

For the Base Period, 65% of the total contract value of the base period will be paid against the
following deliverables and payment terms:

                                 Phase I – Base Period
                                                                                              % of
    No                      Deliverables                                 Timing
                                                                                              Base
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                                                                                        Contract
                                                                                         Value
  1    Inception Report                                       Two weeks after
                                                                                          1%
                                                              contract award
  2    Phase I Operating Strategy as described in Section     2 months after
                                                                                          1%
       4.1.1 (Report) and acceptable to MCA-Moldova           contract award
  3    PIM Work Plan, acceptable to MCA-Moldova               2.5 months after
                                                                                          1%
                                                              contract award
  4    Certificate of Urbanism (required prior to start of    April 15, 2011
       detailed design process).

       If late delivery of the Certificate of Urbanism
                                                                                          5%
       without acceptable reasoning and/or impact to the
       design and construction timeline MCA reserves the
       right to impose financial penalties on full payment
       for QPRs up to 3% .
  5    Technical Conditions Notification                      May 2011                    3%
  6    Final Design of Risk Management Tool, acceptable       3 months after
                                                                                          3%
       to MCA-Moldova and as described in Section 3.2.2       contract award
  7    MS Project Baseline Irrigation Master                  3 months after
       Implementation Work Plan, acceptable to MCA-           contract award              1%
       Moldova
  8    Operational shared (private) web site with posted      3 months after
       and (regularly maintained) Risk Management             contract award
                                                                                          4%
       Report, Master Irrigation Implementation Work
       Plan, EV Tabulation, PIM Consultant Work Plans
  9    Quarterly Progress Reports (5) as described in         Every Quarter
       Section 4.1.2 (Reports) and acceptable to MCA-
       Moldova.

       If the shared (private) web site is not updated
       regularly as required in Sections 3.2.1, 3.2.2 and                                 36%
       3.2.3 and updates delayed more than once per
       quarter and/or three times per contract year without
       acceptable reasoning MCA reserves the right to
       impose financial penalties on full payment for QPRs
       up to 3% .
  10   Annual Performance Reports (1) as described in         Annually
                                                                                          5%
       Section 4.1.3 and acceptable to MCA-Moldova
  11   Final Report as described in Section 4.1.4 and         Close Out of Base
                                                                                          5%
       acceptable to MCA-Moldova                              Period

For the Base Period, 35% of the total contract value will be paid against performance based
outputs and payment terms as summarized below:

                                Phase I – Base Period
                                                                                         % of
                                                                                         Base
  No              Performance Based Outputs                          Timing
                                                                                        Contract
                                                                                         Value


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  1    Establishment of the WUA Monitoring and                 No later than 10
       Surveilance Unit (MSU)                                  months after the WUA            4%
                                                               Law is enforced
  2    Up to 11 WUAs registered on time (as per                No later than one
       Milestones Table in Section 2.4 above)                  month before release
                                                                                               5%
                                                               construction IFB
       Partial payments on a pro-rata basis
  3    Up to 7 MTAs executed on time                           No later than 1 week
                                                               prior to signing of any
       Partial payments on a pro-rate basis                    related contract foe            5%
                                                               CISRA construction
                                                               works
  4    Water Quality and Quantity Monitoring System and        No later than
       GIS set up on time (as per Milestones Table in          December 2011                   4%
       Section 2.4 above)
  5    Four regulations to implement the Water Law             Within 12 months from
       approved                                                the date the new Water
                                                                                               4%
                                                               Law is passed by the
                                                               Parliament
  7    A functional model of Registry of WUAs Water            Two months after 7
       Users installed in 7 WUAs                               WUAs offices                    3%
                                                               established
  8    Detailed Designs passed through Technical               No later than June
       Expertise and approved by appropriate authorities       2012
                                                                                               5%
       on time (as per Milestones Table in Section 2.4
       above)
  9    Release of Construction IFBs                            No later than June 2012         2%
  10   RAP Implementation Plan fully implemented prior         No later than June 2012
                                                                                               3%
       to award of the construction contract(s).

Option Period

For the Option Period, 65% of the total contract value will be paid against the following
deliverables and payment terms:

                               Phase II – Option Period
                                                                                              % of
                                                                                             Option
  No                       Deliverables                               Timing
                                                                                            Contract
                                                                                             Value
  1    Construction Permits (required prior to start of       No later than one
       construction process                                   month prior to award of
                                                              Construction Works
       If late delivery of the Construction Permits without   Contracts Award
       acceptable reasoning and/or impact to the design
                                                                                             11 or %
       and construction timeline MCA reserves the right
       to impose financial penalties on full payment for
       QPRs up to 3%

  2    Quarterly Progress Reports (12) as described in        Every Quarter                    33%
       Section 4.1.2 and acceptable to MCA-Moldova

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           If the shared (private) web site is not updated
           regularly as required in Sections 3.2.1, 3.2.2 and
           3.2.3 and updates delayed more than once per
           quarter and/or three times per contract year without
           acceptable reasoning MCA reserves the right to
           impose financial penalties on full payment for
           QPRs up to 3%
     3     Annual Performance Reports (3) as described in                   Annually
                                                                                                          5%
           Section 4.1.3 and acceptable to MCA-Moldova
     4     Final Report as described in Section 4.1.4 and                   Close Out of Option
                                                                                                          5%
           acceptable to MCA-Moldova                                        Period
     5     Final Acceptance Report signed by WUAs and as                    Within maximum one
           per Moldovan legislation.                                        month after
                                                                            Construction Works            11%
                                                                            ends

For the Option Period 35% of the total contract value will be paid against performance based
outputs and payment terms as summarized below:

                                       Phase II – Option Period
                                                                                                          % of
                                                                                                         Option
     No                 Performance Based Outputs                                      Timing
                                                                                                        Contract
                                                                                                         Value
     1     Up to 4 MTAs executed on time                                    No less than 5 months
                                                                            before CISRA works
                                                                                                           6%
           Partial payments on a pro-rata basis.                            acceptance , for each
                                                                            respective WUA
     2      Water Authorizations and Water Use registries                   7 months after
           developed and approved                                           regulation on issuing the
                                                                            authorization for water        6%
                                                                            use is approved by the
                                                                            government
     3     Advanced GIS integrated, planning and                            Within 34 months from
                                                                                                           6%
           management Decision Support System developed                     startup of Option Period
     4     Management and Action Plans for Sub-basin River                  Last Compact Quarter
           District Councils and one consolidated secondary                 (Q20)                          6%
           Basin developed and approved
     5     Up to 11 Financially Stable WUAs as measured by                  Last Compact Quarter
           the cost recovery indicator9                                     (Q20)
                                                                                                          11%
           Partial payments on a pro-rata basis.


7        PERSONNEL REQUIREMENTS
For implementation of proposed Activities, the present TOR seek the services of a team of good
and qualified project managers, which team would also incorporate limited but well qualified

9
    for details on the cost recovery indicator, see the ISR TOR Section 9, page 62 …

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engineering expertise to be able to efficiently understand, control and approve the activity of the
relevant design, supervision and construction contracts under its administration.

Suggested Core Team Key Personnel composition and its qualifications are presented below.
However, the bidders are invited to improve upon this and, if needed, incorporate additional
technical expertise, including short term ad-hoc capacity.

Since the Moldovan legislation requires for some of design and supervision activities to be
performed (and outputs internally approved) by specialists holding a license issued by state
authorities in the area of constructions, the future project team should also include or plan to
include local engineering expertise possessing necessary licenses when and as needed. The PIM
Consultant should also budget for necessary local support and administration staff such as
assistant, translator and driver if opportune, depending on the technical approach.

7.1     CORE TEAM KEY PERSONNEL

MCA-Moldova deems the below 4 positions as critical for successful implementation by the PIM
Consultant and descriptions and qualifications for these key personnel are provided below.

Project Team Leader

Project Team Leader will provide strategic direction and overall management of the PIM
Consultant contract with the overall responsibility of ensuring that ISRA and CISRA activities,
consultants and contractors are coordinating and activities are sequenced appropriately. The
Project Team Leader should be based in Chisinau for the full duration of the respective contract
and should have experience and qualification in management of infrastructure development
project of similar size and scope.

The key Qualifications and Experience required are:

     A master or a university degree in business administration or a related field;
     At least 15 years experience in managing infrastructure development projects of similar size
      and scope;
     Demonstrated project management skills and experience in the management of field teams in
      the context of donor-funded development projects;
     Demonstrated skills in project management consisting of multiple activities and multiple
      contractors implemented simultaneously;
     Extensive experience and demonstrated skills in planning, procurement, monitoring and
      reporting in multiple project environment;
     Prior experience in the NIS, and /or other Eastern Europe countries;
     Excellent written and oral communication skills in English; and
     Knowledge of Romanian or Russian language is a plus.

Senior Engineer

The Senior Engineer will be primarily responsible for managing the process of monitoring and
supervising performance for all CISRA consultants and contractors in the field including pre-
clearance of all CISRA-related deliverables including but limited to detailed designs, bill of
quantities supplied by construction supervision contractors. The Senior Engineer should be


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based in Chisinau for the full duration of the respective contract and should have experience in
pumping irrigation.

The key Qualifications and Experience required are:

   A university degree in Civil or Irrigation Engineering with specialization in hydraulics and/,
    water resource engineering
   Minimum of 10 years experience in civil infrastructure planning, design, construction
    supervision, project management and technical assistance with at least 5 years in developing
    countries;
   Design experience of similar pumped irrigation systems;
   Experience in Eastern Europe and/or former NIS is preferable; and.
   Good written and oral communication skills in English. Knowledge of Romanian and
    Russian will be an advantage.

ISRA Manager

ISRA Manager will be the key responsible expert for monitoring and supervising the
performance of the ISRA Consultant in the field and will do pre-clearance of all ISRA
deliverables. The ISRA Manager to be based in Chisinau for the full duration of the respective
contract and should have experience managing irrigation sector reform and/or agriculture
association development projects in the region.

The key Qualifications and Experience required are:

   A master or a university degree in agriculture, business administration, economics, legal or
    another related field;
   Minimum of 10 years experience in a mix of agriculture development or irrigation sector
    reform programs including an in-depth knowledge of Moldovan agricultural production and
    experience working with rural organizations;
   Experience with WUAs capacity-building subject areas or with training programs for
    community based organizations members, staff and officers of such organizations;
   Experience in formation and development of community based organizations (such as
    WUAs, cooperatives, business associations, marketing groups, etc );
   Basic knowledge of the concept of Integrated Water resource Management (IWRM) and
    Water Legal Framework;
   Previous experience in managing or oversight of similar projects or activities; and
   Demonstrated excellent oral and written communications skills in Romanian; and good
    written and oral communication skills in English. Additionally, Russian capability will be
    considered a plus.

Construction Permitting and Process Expert

The main responsibility of the Construction Permitting and Process Expert is to manage the
design and construction permitting process. The Construction Permitting and Process Expert
will be needed full-time during most of Phase I and part-time during the second half of Phase II
and will be responsible for compiling and submitting all necessary applications and related
permit requests for Certificates of Urbanism, Construction Permits and Final Reception Reports
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and ensuring that all needed permits and approvals are issued and received on time to meet
Project implementation timelines. The Construction Permitting and Process Expert will also be
responsible to monitor CISRA consultants and contractors to ensure they are following all proper
procedures in accordance with Moldovan legislation. Given tight timeline during the first part of
Phase I, rapid mobilization of the Construction Permitting and Process Expert is required.

The key Qualifications and Experience required are:

     A university degree in a related field;
     A minimum of 5 years demonstrated experience and involvement in the process of
      compiling, submitting of applications and obtaining of permits and documents necessary for
      each phase of construction process at the local/county level;
     Extensive knowledge of Moldova construction legislation and construction normative acts
      and a comprehensive understanding of each phase of construction process; and
     Good written and oral communication skills in Romanian.

7.2     OTHER KEY SUPPORT PERSONNEL

The PIM Consultant shall propose the support personnel required for the performance of the
scope of servicers in this RFP. These could include, as determined necessary by the PIM
Consultant, a pool of specialists to be available when needed (on short, medium and longer term
assignments) by the PIM Consultant with relevant experience in CIS design and quality control
process, electro-mechanical systems, pumps, pipe network engineering, environmental
management plans, IMT, GIS and hydrologist modeler, IT/Database specialist, association
development, etc.

CVs are required for all key support personnel, as supported by the methodology.




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8     TECHNICAL NOTES
8.1   LIST OF BACKGROUND AND TECHNICAL DOCUMENTS TO BE PROVIDED

The key assessments and reports that will be made available as part of this RFP at web address
http://mca.gov.md/en/mcadocoficial/ are:
1. MCC/MCA-Moldova Compact, January 2010;
2. ISR TOR, June 2010;
3. Draft/Sample IMT Template;
4. Technical Description of the 11 Irrigation Systems;
5. Irrigation Engineering, Hydrologic and Agronomic Assessment Report, Key Sections, Utah
   State University, February 2009;
6. The Legal Framework for WUOs and Irrigation Management Transfer (IMT), Oleg Utica
   and Stephen Hodgson, April 2009;
7. WUA Law, Published on September 7, 2010, Official Gazette Monitorul Oficial under
   number 160-162;
8. Feasibility Study, Final, Key Sections, MWH, December 2009;
9. Environmental &Social Impact Assessment (ESIA), Executive Summary, Baseline Analysis
   Environmental Impact (Volume I), EMP (Volume II), Resettlement Policy Framework
   (Volume III), MWH, Final Drafts, Feb 2010;
10. Official approval by the Ministry of Environment of the Feasibility and Environmental and
    Social Impact Assessment Studies for THVA project, June 11th 2010.
11. Law # 163 from July 9, 2010 on Authorization of Construction Works Execution, published
    on September 3, 2010 (only Romanian or Russian version available);
12. Law #721 from February 2, 1996 on Quality in Construction, published on April 25, 1996
    (only Romanian or Russian version available);
13. Law #420 from December 22, 2006 on Technical Regulating Activity, published on March
    16, 2007 (only Romanian or Russian version available);
14. Governmental Decision #361 from June 25, 1996 on Construction Quality Ensuring,
    published on August 8, 1996 (only Romanian or Russian version available);
15. Governmental Decision #285 from May 25, 1996 on Regulations on Acceptance of
    Constructions and Related Installations published on June 28, 1996 (only Romanian or
    Russian version available);
16. Governmental Decision #360 from April 18, 1997 on Certificate of Urbanism and
    Authorization for Building or Demolition of Constructions and Improvements, published on
    May 15, 1997 (only Romanian or Russian version available);
17. Construction Standard NCM A.07.02-99. Guidelines on Elaboration, Positive Notification
    and Approving Procedures of the Construction Project Documentation and its Framework
    (only Romanian or Russian version available);
18. Standard in Constructions NCM A.07.03-2002. Guidelines on Projects Inspection by Design
    Author (only Romanian or Russian version available);
19. Law #851 from May 29, 1996 Ecological Assessment and Environmental Impact
    Assessment, published on August 8, 1996 (only Romanian or Russian version available);
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20. Law #488 from July 8, 1999 on Expropriation for Reasons of Public Use, published on April
    2, 2000(only Romanian or Russian version available);
21. Law#171 from July 9, 2010 on Water User Associations for Irrigation Purpose published on
    September 7, 2010 (only Romanian or Russian version available).
22. “Regulation regarding fiscal and customs exemptions established according to COMPACT
    Agreement ”, Government of Republic of Moldova, Decision #949 from October 12, 2010;


8.2   KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS OF DD&RAP CONSULTANT

1. Ensure through Detail Design an appropriate level of quality vs. requirements, respecting the
   technical regulation and contract provisions.

2. Conduct topographic and geotechnical surveys necessary for the Detailed Design.

3. Prepares the final detailed designs, acceptable to the WUAs and AM, for the 11 approved
   irrigation systems, including but not limited to:

      a) Conducts necessary land, water and soil surveys in completion to the Feasibility
         Study.
      b) Performs detailed condition assessment of 11 exiting CIS facilities and components
         as needed.
      c) Produces the digital drawings in AutoCAD or other similar software of all existing
         irrigation infrastructure based on existing maps, orthographic-photos, drawings, his
         own field surveys and measurements.
      d) With support and participation of ISRA Consultant, engages in public consultation
         and discussions with WUAs (provisional BoDs) established with support from the
         ISRA Consultant and obtains WUA involvement in and approval for detailed design,
         including but not limited to such design activities and features as:
             i) Options in elaboration of the hydraulic models pursuant to up-to-day irrigation
                  needs of WUAs members and expected ones,
             ii) Options for dispatching and automation of rehabilitated CISs,
             iii) hydrants (with meters) placement and spacing,
             iv) options for exclusion of some parts of original irrigation (command) area
                  from the design and rehabilitation process due to strong economic (lack of
                  demand and/or high cost) or technical reasons when requested by WUAs,
             v) additional expansion of original command area onto neighboring fields when
                  and where the engineering and environmental aspects allow for such
                  expansion and there is sufficient motivated interest (demand) from farmers
                  from those potential areas to enter WUAs and start practicing irrigation
                  agriculture (such occasions should be systematically evaluated to maximize
                  project’s intended outcome and beneficiaries),
             vi) Update of Environmental and Social Management Plans and preparation of
                  Environmental chapters for each CIS detailed design.
      e) Produces the complete detailed designs, drawings, and technical specifications ready
         for the Invitation for Bids (IFBs).

4. Develops Resettlement Action Plans associated with CISRA.

5. Provides Quality Control (QC) in the process of development of the DD and RAP

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6. As an option that may be activated by MCA-Moldova at its sole discretion, implements the
   RAP. (MCA-Moldova may, at its sole discretion, take in consideration PIM Consultant input
   and actual DD&RAP Consultant performance for its decision about the option). In this case
   DD&RAP Consultant will submit a comprehensive report including compensation plan for
   damages associated with construction works performed, including notarized written
   landowners consent papers required as a precondition to obtain the Construction Permits.
   After DD&RAP TOR will be developed more information about specific tasks related to
   RAP development and implementation will be provided to PIM Consultant.

7. Submit the DD documentation to the certified auditors or authorized institutions for its
   technical verification.

8. Supports the PIM Consultant in the process of final official approval of DD and RAP,
   including the approvals of designs required by laws of Moldova.

9. Arranges the deliverables review and workshops and coordinates the comments (with all key
   deliverables to be translated to Romanian prior to workshops, as specified in the DD&RAP
   TOR).

10. Develops equipment needs and Operation & Maintenance instructions and procedures for
    specific WUAs based on their respective CISRA designs.

11. Based on detailed designs and other available information, discusses and explores options for
    contracting construction services (clustering systems in construction packages, determining
    staging of construction etc);

12. Prepares necessary bidding documents for procurement of construction works for the CISRA,
    including but not limiting to preparation of technical sections and plans for the IFBs for
    construction works, bills of quantities (BoQ) etc. in coordination with the Procurement Agent
    and provide QC for the completed IFB before submittal to MCC for review.

13. Participates in Technical Evaluation Panel(s) for evaluation and selection of Constructor(s)
    as appropriate.

14. MCA-Moldova may consider consultation with the PIM Consultant about the DD&RAP
    performance, and may, at its sole discretion, decide to activate Construction Supervision
    (CS) options in the contract with the DD&RAP Consultant. Based on the TOR for these CS
    options, the CS tasks of DD&RAP Consultant shall include (but not be limited to) the
    following:
       a) Provide Construction Supervision services as Engineer as defined in FIDIC contracts,
          for up to 11 construction options.
       b) Act as Technical Contract Manager for up to 11 the construction contracts.
       c) Supervise the WUA-specific equipment purchases by respective contractors against
           provisional sums provided in the respective construction contracts.




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8.3   OVERVIEW OF SOME OF MOLDOVA LEGISLATION IN THE AREA OF DESIGN,
      CONSTRUCTION AND SUPERVISION WORKS

1. Law 163 on Authorization of Construction Works Execution (published on September 3,
   2010)

     The reasons for development this law consisted in fact that the provisions of one of the
      main normative act in the area of design and construction (Governmental Decision #360
      from April 18, 1997 on Certificate of Urbanism/CU and Construction Permit/CP) went out
      of day becoming obsolete.

     According to this law the procedures for obtainment of abovementioned authorizations
      have been significantly simplified, being guaranteed the transparency of the process. Now
      the Local Public Authority/LPA is entrusted with the biggest part of responsibilities in the
      process of delivering approvals and permits.

     Unlike GD # 360 the present law clearly stipulates the terms and the number of documents
      to be submitted in order to receive CU and CP. Thus, up to 20 working days and 5
      preliminary documents are needed for CU issuing and, respectively, 10 and 6 for CP which
      allows avoiding some misunderstandings in relations while LPA. The validity of CU is up
      to 24 months and it expired at the moment of DD’s positive notification by Raion Chief
      Architect (art.5, item 5).An important provision of the law is that notification on
      connection to facilities networks will be provided free of charge (art.10, item 2).

     The costs of CU and CP will be fixed by LPA but should not exceed 50 and, respectively,
      100 MDL or 4 and 8 USD (art 27, item 2 and 3).

     The law prohibits the monopoly of the DD’s documentation verification. Now, along with
      State Service for Verification and Expertise the independent certified auditors are qualified
      for this purpose (art.11, item 1).

     The responsibilities of designing company are considerably enhanced from the first steps of
      projection till construction closeout. In this way a contract between designing company
      and beneficiary on field supervision is needed to get CP (art 12, item 1).

2. Law 721 on Quality in Construction

     Detailed Design activities, internal Quality Control Activities, Construction Supervision
      Activities can be performed only by legal persons and natural persons having a special
      license issued by national body in the field of supervision of constructions. (art.7.3). Such
      persons are attested every 5 years. (7.4);

     In all contracts concluded and authorizations issued, the above mentioned persons have to
      insert specific clauses on ensuring the quality and guaranteeing material responsibility (8);

     All construction, repair and rehabilitation works can be executed only based on designs
      developed by attested natural and legal persons. The designs have to be verified by State
      Service for Verification and Expertise of Construction Projects or certified auditors
      (provision modified by Law 549, art.11, item 1,b)). The development of designs should
      take place observing architectural, urbanistic and technical regimes as set in the Certificate


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     for Urbanism (13.1). Basically this is the requirement which can be interpreted as “do the
     designing only when you have obtained the CU”;

    Verification of developed designs is done by State Service for Verification and Expertise of
     Construction Projects. (13.2) or certified auditors (see above). It is forbidden to apply (put
     in work) non-verified projects;

    The Investor has to insure quality standards and control, obtain CU and CP, obtain all
     needed verifications and agreements, Construction Supervision etc. The Investor can
     delegate these responsibilities to a third party. (22);

    The Designer has to do the design works only basing on authorization obtained for each
     object separately (CU) (23);

    Investors pay a tax of 0.5% of cost of construction, but not more than MDL 50000 or 4,300
     USD for each object for the purpose of construction standards elaboration. (Article 37).
     This payment is compulsory before CP release, however according to Compact Agreement
     and the Decision #949, from October 12, 2010 of the Government of Moldova (see Section
     8.1 above) the activities implemented under Compact program should be exempted from
     this tax and the Government, including MCA-Moldova, will take all appropriate actions to
     effectuate the tax exemption required by the Compact.

3. Government Decision 361 on Works Quality Assurance (Attachment to GD #361
Regulation on Technical Verification and Expertise of Construction Projects (Designs)

    All projects and designs of national importance, as well as projects developed by foreign
     entities, are mandatory to be verified by State Service for Verification and Expertise of
     Construction Projects (art.31) or certified auditors (provision modified by Law 163, art.11,
     item 1,b)).

    Technical Supervision is done in mandatory way by the investor through attested
     specialists that hold special licenses (42).

    A Consultant can be hired by the investor to act as technical supervisor of works (44).

4. Key conclusions

    The quality of legal framework itself is relatively low (the basic pieces of legislation were
     produced in '90ties). The language is frequently misleading and the definitions are missing
     or very non precise. While the new law published in September 2010 has the potential to
     eliminate some of the confusions, it also has the potential to create other conflicts with
     existing legislation and current practice.

    The CU is required to do the actual design work but is not required for awarding the
     DD&RAP Contract.

    Landowners’ written consent approved by an accredited notary bureau is a key requirement
     for issuing of CU and CP. Collecting all required consents can be a very difficult process.
     The Law #488 from July 8, 1999 on “Expropriation for Reasons of Public Use” offers an
     alternative solution. Interpreting the clauses of the above mentioned law, the CIS’s could
     be considered as construction objects of social and public benefit. As such the CU will be
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      issued in a very straightforward manner based on a Local Public Authority (Raion
      Councils) decision and will not require owners’ consent.

     However the landowners’ written consent remains a legal requirement for obtaining the
      Construction Permit. The DD & RAP Consultant will be fully responsible for securing the
      landowners consent during RAP implementation.

     The possibility of getting CU and CP in a centralized, easier way has to be explored by
      MCA-Moldova and PIM Consultant.

8.4   STEP-BY-STEP PROCESS FOR REHABILITATION WORKS

According to Moldovan Legislation the construction process requires the below 18 consecutive
steps to be followed from starting point up to the close out of construction works. CISRA will be
subject to t he same rules existing for construction works and as such the following steps (see the
list below) have to be undertaken in order to implement it’s construction activities and complete
infrastructure rehabilitation. The PIM Consultant is to provide project management and oversight
and quality assurance for each of these steps ensuring compact timelines are met.

1.    (Pre-)Feasibility Study elaboration (according to Construction Standard NCM A.07.02-99,
      art.4.1). This step has been already completed and copies are available at MCA-Moldova
      to be used during the DD&RAP process..

2.    Elaboration of the Documentation on Social and Environmental Impact
      Assessment(DSEIA) ( Law #851) - completed and copies available at MCA-Moldova

3.    State Environmental Expertise of DSEIA conducted by State Environmental Inspection and
      obtainment of relevant positive notifications from Ministry of Environment (State Agency
      Apele Moldovei and Fishing Service); Ministry of Health (Center of Preventive Medicine);
      Ministry of Construction; Ministry of Agriculture and Raion Councils with eventual
      remarks, objections and recommendations to be included in project documentation (Law
      #851). The DSEIA Expertise is completed and copies available at MCA-Moldova.

4.    Technical Appraisal of Centralized Irrigation Systems conducted by State Construction
      Inspection or Certified Specialists and drawing up of Technical Expertise Report(TER)
      (art.3, item c), Law #163). The PIM Consultant is responsible for applying for and
      receiving the TER.

5.    Certificate of Urbanism (CU) (art.6, p.2, Law #163). In order to obtain CU the PIM
      Consultant will submit the application to the local public authorities and present them the
      TER as a support document. Prior to submission of the CU application the PIM Consultant
      has to obtain from the Local Public Authority (Raion Council) the decision that classifies
      the CISs as objects of public and social interest (see Section 8.3 item 4).

6.    Based on CU, the PIM Consultant (as per art10, item 1, Law #163) is responsible to obtain
      the following:
          -Positive notification on connection to facilities networks obtained from public utilities
           operators;
          -Networks marking drawings obtained from public utilities operators;
          -Topographic study issued by Institute of Geodesy “INGEOCAD”, Institute for
           Territory Development and other private accredited organizations;
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         -Geotechnical surveys issued by Institute of Geodesy “INGEOCAD” and other private
          accredited organizations.

7.    Project Documentation (art.13, Law #721) including drawings, technical specifications,
      bills of quantities and cost estimates developed by a licensed designing company
      (DD&RAP Consultant).

8.    Environmental Expertise of the project documentation (art.18, chapter V, Law #851)
      conducted by the State Environmental Inspection. The DD&RAP Consultant will be
      responsible to submit the application and obtain the positive notification from the State
      Environmental Inspection.

9.    Approval of the project documentation by Chief Architect of the Raion (art.11, item a),
      Law #163). The submission of the application and securing of the Chief Architect’s
      approval will be an assignment of DD&RAP Consultant.

10.   Verification of the project documentation by certified auditors or authorized institutions
      (art.11, item b), Law #163-according to the Governmental Decision #361 from June 25,
      1996, art.11 the designing company is responsible to submit project documentation for
      verification). In our case this will be a DD&RAP Consultant assignment.

11.   Approval of the project documentation by MCA-Moldova, Water Users Association and
      State Agency “Apele Moldovei” (art.11, item 5, Law #163). The PIM Consultant will be
      responsible for coordination of the detailed design final approval by MCA Moldova and
      above nominated entities.

12.   Obtaining of the Construction Permit (6 preliminary documents are needed including those
      listed in abovementioned p.11, art.12, item 1, Law #163) The PIM Consultant will be
      responsible to collect those 6 required documents and submit the application to the local
      public authority in order to obtain the Construction Permit. Construction Supervision and
      Construction Works contracts will be signed only after the respective construction permits
      are granted.

13.   Signing of contract on field supervision between MCA-Moldova and designing company
      (art.12, item 1, f), Law #163). Moldovan legislation requires for a three-sided construction
      supervision: by State Construction Inspection as a governmental authority; by Investor
      through hired technical responsible and by Designing Company through its representative.
      It is assumed that the second and third indicated types of supervision will be the
      responsibility for DD&RAP Consultant if the Construction Supervision option is activated.

14.   Registration of the Construction Permit by State Construction Inspection (art.12, item 10,
      Law #163). The CP Registration is an obligation of the local public authority.

15.   Signing a contract between MCA Moldova and technical responsible on control of whole
      construction process execution (chapter IV, art.42 from attachment to Governmental
      Decision #361 from June 25, 1996). Actually, this will be a part of the DD&RAP
      Consultant responsibility if Construction Supervision option is activated as stated in point
      12 above.

16.   Notification of State Construction Inspection on construction process starting (art.23, item
      1, Law #163). This is the PIM Consultant’s responsibility to submit a written notification to

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      the State Construction Inspection in maximum 10 days before starting the construction
      process.

17.   Construction process development with drawing up of a Construction Technical Book
      (chapter III, art.22, g), Law # 721). The Construction Supervision Consultant will appoint
      a Resident Engineer for on-site management of the construction works and he will be also
      responsible to fill in the Construction Technical Book the information about executed
      construction works.

18.   Final acceptance of works (Governmental Decision #285 from May 23, 1996) can only be
      done after the Acceptance of Works recommendation is made by the Construction
      Supervision Consultant. Once that recommendation is made and accepted the PIM
      Consultant is responsible for establishing the Acceptance Committee and ensuring the final
      acceptance document is approved by appropriate GoM institutions as required by
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9   ATTACHMENTS
ATTACHMENT 1: THVA PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND EXPECTED OUTCOMES

Centralized Irrigation System Rehabilitation Activity (CISRA)

Most of the GoM-owned irrigation infrastructure in Moldova requires rehabilitation to bring the
systems back into working condition. MCC Funding will be used to rehabilitate up to 11
systems to provide reliable water to farm operations in their command areas. Feasibility studies
of the 11 systems eligible for rehabilitation have been completed. The 11 systems that may be
included in CISRA are listed below, along with their respective system numbers as listed in the
GoM proposal to MCC, as follows:

                      1. Chircani-Zirnesti (6-6)   7. Lopatna (11-7)
                      2. Blindesti (3-2)           8. Cosnita (12-3)
                      3. Grozesti (3-6)            9. Criuleni (12-3)
                      4. Leova Sud (5-4)           10. Puhaceni (14-11)
                      5. Cahul (6-9)               11. Roscani (14-13)
                      6. Jora de Jos (11-6)

Specifically, in the above systems that are rehabilitated, MCC Funding will support both
construction activities and non-construction activities such as WUA equipment reserve,
environmental and social mitigation and other project management costs and technical
assistance. A map indicating location of these 11 systems is provided in Attachment 2 to this
TOR. Additional background information on the systems selected for rehabilitation can be found
in Technical Notes Section 8 and Attachment 3

Irrigation Sector Reform Activity (ISRA)

The Irrigation Sector Reform (ISR) Activity, described in more detail in sections to follow and
the subject of this TOR, is designed to: (1) establish the enabling environment and institutional
capacity required to ensure effective management (operations, maintenance and financing) of the
rehabilitated irrigation systems (thereby better ensuring their sustainability); and (2) improve
Moldova’s capacity to manage its limited water resources in light of increasing demand for water
and the expected effects of climate change.

MCC and the GoM agree that institutional and policy reforms surrounding the centralized
irrigation sector are necessary to maximize sustainability and project impact. The ISR will
transfer management responsibility for irrigation systems rehabilitated using MCC Funding from
the GoM to water users by establishing and building capacity within WUAs. As a necessary
condition for success in transfer of management and operations and maintenance responsibilities
to WUAs, a new WUA Law acceptable to MCC is required in Moldova to provide a solid legal
foundation both for the transfer process and for the WUAs themselves to manage the systems.
The draft of this new WUA Law was approved by the GoM on April 21, 2010 and on April 29,
2010 passed to the Parliament for review and approval. On September 7, 2010 the WUA Law
has been enforced and published in the official gazette Monitorul Oficial under number 160-162.
The GoM has agreed to ensure passage of a new Water Law acceptable to MCC that will provide
more secure long-term water rights and the framework to issue water management authorizations
and improved and upgraded systems for water resource management at the basin level. The
Ministry of the Environment has established a Water Law Working Group that is currently
engaged in this process and committed to meeting Compact deadlines which currently require
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the Water Law to be approved by April 2012 (one month prior to the release of Construction
IFBs currently estimated to be in May 2012)10. The ISR Activity consists of two Sub-Activities
described below and in further detail in Section 3 of the ISRA TOR (See Technical Notes
Section 8.1):

Irrigation Management Transfer (IMT) Sub-Activity. The main objectives of the IMT Sub-
Activity are: (i) establishment of fully-functional WUAs11 with the capacity to effectively
manage and maintain the rehabilitated systems; and (ii) legal transfer of management
responsibilities from the GoM to those WUAs through Management Transfer Agreements
(MTAs).

MCC Funding will support technical assistance and training to assist WUA formation in a
manner consistent with the WUA Law and with best practices of financially and operationally
sustainable water service entities; build capacity within WUAs to exercise responsibility for
operations and maintenance of the rehabilitated systems; support creation of a legal environment
that enables WUAs to exercise this responsibility (WUA Law and corresponding WUA Charters
and Bylaws, Water Law with long-term water rights and binding MTAs in full compliance with
Moldovan law); and assist and support the GoM, as the legal owner of the irrigation
infrastructure, to negotiate and sign system specific MTAs that legally transfer irrigation
management responsibilities to WUAs for all rehabilitated systems. In addition, this Sub-
Activity will ensure WUA participation early in the design process and provide support to
contractors working on finalizing the detailed engineering designs when those contractors are
obtaining needed design and construction permits.

River Basin Management (RBM) Sub-Activity. Water resource management is vital to the
sustainability of both irrigated agriculture and Moldova’s long-term non-agricultural
development. Growing demand for water, and concerns about climate change and the increasing
frequency of drought and floods require improved water resource planning and secure water
rights. The purpose of the RBM Sub-Activity is to help the Government improve management
of water resources and assess future water availability in order to promote sustainable growth in
the agricultural sector. In particular, the RBM Sub-Activity will support the approval and
implementation of a Water Law and development of secondary regulations institutionalizing a
modern system of secure, long-term water rights and river basin management; provide
institutional support and equipment (geographical information systems, databases, and decision
support tools) to the GoM to improve its ability to monitor water quality and quantity and issue
authorization for water use under a Water Law and river basin management system; and build
institutional capacity in the GoM to engage stakeholders in the participatory planning and
management of water resources through a system of basin and sub-basin councils and
management plans.

Access to Agricultural Finance Activity.

Improved sorting and packing of produce, and the ability to extend the production and marketing
season, can assist Moldovan producers to become more competitive in domestic and export
markets and to sell their production at a higher price. However, with virtually no domestic
sources of long-term funding and little ability to access international debt markets, Moldovan
financial institutions largely lack the ability to lend for investments in the high value agriculture

10
  In fact, the current Water Law Work Plan anticipates the Water Law being approved in sometime 2010, well
ahead of CP requirements.
11
     See Technical Notes Section 8.1 for more details pre-conditions for WUA registration and execution of MTAs.

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supply chain for periods longer than three years. The Access to Agricultural Finance (AAF)
Activity and its High Value Agriculture Post-Harvest Credit Facility will, through Moldovan
financial institutions, provide term financing (three to seven years) needed to support increased
post-harvest supply chain investments to facilitate transition to high value agriculture, with
particular focus on serving farmers and enterprises operating in the irrigation systems targeted
for rehabilitation. Support for investment development services will be provided on a demand-
driven cost sharing basis through Moldovan investment development service providers to those
producers, producer groups and rural entrepreneurs interested in developing post harvest
investment projects and obtaining loans for them via the High Value Agriculture Post-Harvest
Credit Facility. Additional details on how the AAF Activity will be implemented are provided in
Annex 1 of the Compact.

Growing High Value Agriculture Sales Activity

The objective of the Growing High Value Agriculture Sales (GHS) Activity is to increase farmer
incomes by increasing sales of higher-value fruit and vegetables. Market assessments made
during the project development process (and supported by the analysis of other donors)
concluded that Moldova might have a comparative advantage in high value agriculture
production. However, to realize this comparative advantage and compete on international
markets, Moldovan high value agriculture producers and the GoM will need to aggressively seek
export market opportunities; upgrade production and the post harvest supply chain; improve the
enabling environment and create conditions conducive to high value agriculture (including
reducing restrictions on new seed varieties and on imports of fertilizers and agriculture
equipments); and improve Moldova’s compliance with sanitary and phytosanitary standards and
ability to meet international standards.

To simplify implementation and increase efficiency, MCC Funding will be used to expand a
planned USAID-administered agricultural development project and to target THVA Project
beneficiaries, such as producers within the rehabilitated systems and other value chain actors
active in the high value agriculture markets. USAID will to contribute funding and administer
and implement the program on behalf of MCA-Moldova and MCC. The specific tasks
envisioned as part of the GHS Activity are outlined in detail in Annex 1 of the Compact.

THVA Project Beneficiaries and Impacts

By 2029, it is expected that the THVA Project will have benefitted at least 124,000 individuals,
or at least 31,000 households. Beneficiaries of the THVA Project include households with
owners or shareholders of farming enterprises, farmers or owners of land, producers and
intermediaries investing in and working in the high agriculture value sector, and laborers
employed in the operation of enterprise farms within the command areas where MCC will
rehabilitate the irrigation systems and producers and agribusinesses outside the systems targeted
for rehabilitation that are already engaged in the high value agriculture sector. Farm enterprises
in the centralized irrigation system areas are expected to capture the majority of the THVA
Project’s benefits. Up to 3,100 farm households and approximately 17,000 land owners are
expected to benefit from the rehabilitation of centralized irrigation systems. Switching from
non-irrigated to irrigated agriculture in Moldova can increase profitability by 200-500 percent or
higher on a per hectare basis, depending on the crop mix. The THVA Project Objective
indicators are summarized in the table below:

  THVA Project Objective Indicators                                        Baseline Year 5
  Increase in the annual profits of crop production per hectare (USD)      180        390

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  Increase in the rent for land paid to lessors per hectare (USD)       80        100
  Increase in the wage bill paid to labor per hectare (USD)             40        180
  Increase in the annual profits among assisted farms outside of Target
                                                                        NA        20%
  Areas
  Increase in the area irrigated in Target Areas (hectares)             1,100     3,460
  Adoption of HVA crops in Target Areas (hectares)                      1,800     2,840

Full details on all the THVA Project Objective, Outcome and Output Indicators (and for each of
the four project activities) can be found in Annex III of the Compact. Indicators and expected
outcomes that support the above THVA Project Objectives and are most relevant to the PIM
Consultant (and the CISRA and ISRA) can be found in Attachment 3 of this TOR.




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ATTACHMENT 2: THVA PROJECT MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE




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ATTACHMENT 3: CIS AND ISR MONITORING AND EVALUATION INDICATORS
(OBJECTIVE AND OUTCOME LEVELS)

Transition to High Value Agriculture Project Objective Indicators
     Indicator            Definition of Indicator            Baseline12           Year 5          Data Collection
                                                                                                  Responsibility
Increase in the     Total annual profits of crop                 180               390                MCA-
annual profits      production in areas targeted by                                                MOLDOVA
of crop             the Centralized Irrigation System
production per      Rehabilitation Activity (“Target
hectare             Areas”) (excluding rent and
                    labor cost) / total Target Areas
                    (USD)13
Increase in the     Average rent paid by lessee to               80                100               MCA-
rent for land       lessor per hectare of rented land                                               MOLDOVA
paid to             in Target Areas (USD)14
landowners per
hectare
Increase in the   Value of labor (total person-days              40                180               MCA-
wage bill paid    of labor × average daily wage                                                     MOLDOVA
to labor per      excluding household labor) per
hectare           annum / total Target Areas
                  (USD)15
Increase in the   Percent differential between                   NA                20%               MCA-
annual profits    the annual per hectare profit                                                     MOLDOVA
among assisted (excluding rent and labor costs)
farms outside of realized among assisted farms
Target Areas      outside of Target Areas and a
                  comparison farm group
Increase in the   Number of hectares of irrigated               1,100             3,460              MCA-
area irrigated in crops (high value agriculture,                                                    MOLDOVA
Target Areas      grains and technical crops) in
                  Target Areas16
Adoption of       Number of hectares of irrigated               1,800             2,840               MCA-
HVA crops in      and non-irrigated high value                                                      MOLDOVA
Target Areas      agriculture crops (fruits, grapes,
                  vegetables, potatoes, etc.) in
                  Target Areas17




12
   All currency figures are in 2009 values using a market conversion rate of 10.52 MDL/USD.
13
   After Year 5, MCC forecasts this figure will reach a peak value of 1,540 USD. The target refers and will be
assessed only with respect to irrigation systems which have been rehabilitated and have completed one growing
season after rehabilitation completion.
14
   The target refers and will be assessed only with respect to irrigation systems which have been rehabilitated and
have completed one growing season after rehabilitation completion.
15
   After Year 5, MCC forecasts this figure will reach a peak value of 420 USD. The target refers and will be
assessed only with respect to irrigation systems which have been rehabilitated and have completed one growing
season after rehabilitation completion.
16
   After Year 5, MCC forecasts this figure will reach a peak value of 13,000 hectares.
17
   After Year 5, MCC forecasts this figure will reach a peak value of 9,300 hectares.
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Rehabilitation of Centralized Irrigation Systems Activity - Outcome Level

                                                                                               Data Collection
 Indicator           Definition of Indicator               Baseline      Year 5
                                                                                               Responsibility

 Rehabilitated
 centralized
 irrigation
                     Command area with access to
 systems can                                               1,100         15,500                CONSULTANTS
                     functional systems expands
 serve a large
 agricultural
 area


Irrigation Sector Reform Activity Indicators – Outcome Level
                                                                                               Data Collection
 Indicator           Definition of Indicator                Baseline           Year 5
                                                                                                Responsibility
 WUAs                Number of WUAs registered                 NA                 11           CONSULTANTS
 established         under new specific WUAs law
 under new law
 MTAs signed         Number of MTAs signed                     NA                 11           CONSULTANTS
                     between the Government,
                     assisted WUAs, and MCA-
                     Moldova
 Improved            Percentage of centralized                 41                 75               MCA-
 perception of       irrigation systems users                                                     MOLDOVA
 quality of          satisfied with the timeliness,
 service by          cost and administration of
 water users         irrigation18
 WUAs                Number of assisted WUAs                   NA         11 or all systems    CONSULTANTS
 achieving           where tariffs collected covers                         rehabilitated
 financial           100% of operating costs plus an
 sustainability      amount for capital/replacement
                     costs.
 Active and          Number of WUAs with annual                NA         11 or all systems    CONSULTANTS
 representative      plans and year end reports                             rehabilitated
 governance          approved by their respective
                     general assemblies
 Gender-             Number of WUAs having at                  NA           9 or 80% of        CONSULTANTS
 balanced            least 20% of board member                                systems
 WUAs’               positions filled by women                              rehabilitated
 management
 and governance
 Revised water       The Water Law which                     Water         Water Law in            MCA-
 management          establishes long-term water              Law          full force and         MOLDOVA
 policy              rights is in full force and effect    circulated           effect
 framework -                                                   for
 with long-term                                            comments
 water rights
 defined –
 established

18
  Index of perceptions/ satisfaction with timeliness, cost, and administrative service is measured through a
weighted average of percentages of users answering “4” and “5” to questions 20.1.3 (50%), 21.1.1 (25%), and
21.4.1 (25%) of the Moldova transition to high value agriculture Baseline Farm Survey completed in 2009.
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ATTACHMENT 4: MAP OF COMPACT PROGRAM INTERVENTIONS




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      ATTACHMENT 5: SUMMARY OF CIS SYSTEMS SELECTED FOR REHABILITATION AND
      IMT

No.     System       System Name            Total     HVA       Number of       Number       Number      Water
        Code                                Area      (ha)        Farm          of Land         of       Source
                                            (ha)                Operations      Owners       Villages
1       3-2          Blindesti*               521        15         95             507           1         Prut
2       6-9          Masivul Cahul           1930        79         79            1160           3         Prut
3       6-6          Chircani-Zirnesti*      4417       107        403            1676           2         Prut
4       12-3         Cosnita                 2800      1000        354            3140           3        Nistru
5       14-2         Criuleni                 677       101        154            1341           2        Nistru
6       3-6          Grozesti                1018       139        628            1686           5         Prut
7       11-6         Jora de Jos             1165       133        466            1809           1        Nistru
8       5-4          Leova Sud*               963        25        161            1138           3         Prut
9       11-7         Lopatna                  506        64        190             934           4        Nistru
10      14-11        Pugaceni*                856        22        234            2661           1        Nistru
11      14-13        Roscani                  682        49        141             975           1        Nistru
                                 Total:     15535      1734       2905           17027          26

      *These 4 systems currently have no water delivery service. The other 7 systems are partially
      operational.




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