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Title: Green Cities: Call for expression of interest for selecting plastic collective system management entity responsible for Reverse Vending Machines operation.

Reg. no.: EoI21/02283

Launch date: 01 June 2021, 09:45 (GMT+2:00)

Deadline: 14 June 2021, 16:00 (GMT+2:00)

Extended deadline: 21 June 2021, 16:00 (GMT+2:00)

Procurement method: Expression of Interest

Category & Sub-category: Services;Other services


The United Nations Development Programme Moldova invites interested specialized companies to apply for being selected as a implementing partner for plastic bottles collecting through Reverse Vending Machines (RVM).

Summary of proposal:

Based on a GEF/UNDP project UNDP will support in implementation of a Pilot Project for Plastic bottles collecting through Reverse Vending Machines

For this reason, is UNDP Moldova searching for potential and eligible collective system management entity to provide all related Services under conditions below:

  1. The Partnership agreement will be signed between Green City Lab (GCL) and Plastic collective system management entity. Plastic collective system management entity will have the responsibility to ensure that the collected plastic will be further sorted and recycled by the recycling companies at their plants and at the same time ensure that the customers insert will receive their reward.
  2. The Plastic collective system management entity will be responsible for development of the financial mechanism and technical requirements (e.g. business model, price mark-up, reward system, methodology for deposit refund, identification of plastic collection points, ToR/Technical specification for RVM system and equipment development) with the support of UNDP and GCL.
  3. Procurement and installation of at approx. 20 RVMs at the collection points will be done by the UNDP. However, all the necessary coordination activities will be under the direct responsibility of the Plastic collective system management entity. The GCL will maintain an ownership of the procured RVM machines during the reimbursement period. A bilateral agreement will be concluded between Plastic collective system management entity as machine operator and GCL as machine owner until the total cost of the equipment will be reimbursed. Plastic collective system management entity will receive payments from the plastic recycling unit in the first phase, based on plastic quantity collected, and will reimburse the cost of equipment to the GCL in the agreed period of time. At the end of the reimbursement period the ownership of the equipment will be transferred to Plastic collective system management entity. The reimbursed financial resources will be reinvested by GCL in further expansion of the reverse vending machine network or implementation of other projects in waste management domain.
  4. Contribution to an educational and promotion campaign by showing benefits of sorting out and returning plastic bottles. The campaign will be implemented in partnership with UNDP and other interested NGO’s/projects/companies.

The application package shall be submitted electronically by June 14, 2021, 16:00 to the following e-mail address: alexandru.rotaru@undp.org titled in the message subject line as “RVM EoI, [applicant’s name]”. Application package received after the above deadline will not be considered.

Interested plastic collective system management entities must provide information indicating that they are qualified under the general criteria provided under this expression of interest.

Mr. Alexandru Rotaru, e-mail: alexandru.rotaru@undp.org

Supporting documents:

Application form (English
Call for expression of interest - Application guide (English)
Letter of Invitation (English)

Clarification Questions & Answers:

There are no Clarification Questions submitted and/or answered by UNDP under this competition.

The deadline for requesting clarifications has passed.

Acknowledgement: Submission Instructions:

Should your company intend to submit a bid for this competition, you are kindly invited to register as a bidder in the UNDP Moldova database. Registration is simple and is done only once. However, it requires approval by UNDP Moldova, so you are encouraged to register as early as possible.

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