Project portfolio
Consulting Services for Developing Textbook Evaluation Requirements and Capacity-Building of Experts
Country: Kazakhstan
Duration: 14 months
Budget: 1,168,400 USD
Funding: World Bank Loan No. 8709-KZ, Programme: Education Modernization Project
Contractor: Ministry of Education and Science of Republic of Kazakhstan
Consulting services to conduct the national baseline survey of the state of SMEs in Kazakhstan and development of the Concept of small and medium enterprise development aimed at increasing the contribution of SMEs to GDP to 50% by 2050
Country: Kazakhstan
Dates: March 2019 May 2020
Financing: World Bank/IBRD and state budget of Republic of Kazakhstan
Budget: 1,164,486 USD
Partner: EUROCONSULTANTS S.A. (main contractor) and APPLIED ECONOMIC RESEARCH CENTER (sub-contractor)
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Consulting Services for Developing Textbook Evaluation Requirements and Capacity-Building of Experts

The international consortium of Savvy Business – Astana-Kitap LLP (in cooperation with National and apodistrian University of Athens and Excellence Training Center LLP as sub-contractors) implements the project “Consulting Services for Developing Textbook Evaluation Requirements and Capacity-Building of Experts contracted by the Ministry of Education and Science of Republic of Kazakhstan.
The Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan is implementing The Education Modernization Project under technical and financial support of the World Bank Loan No. 8709-KZ.

The project’s objectives are:

1)  Analysis of foreign and domestic system of developing, evaluation, selection and approval of textbooks, and teaching and learning materials, teaching and learning aids (manuals), electronic educational publications (electronic textbooks, digital educational resources) for revealing of weaknesses and their solutions;

2)  Develop theoretical framework of modern textbook (theoretical principles and approaches);

3)  Develop requirements for the structure and content of textbooks and teaching and learning materials, including e-books in digital interactive format, and digital educational resources by subject areas and levels of secondary education.

4)  Develop methodology for assessing the quality of textbooks and teaching materials and aids, including e-books and digital educational resources.

5)  Develop methods and criteria for the evaluation of textbooks, teaching and learning materials, digital education resources by subject areas and levels of secondary education, approbation, monitoring the quality and provision of textbooks. 

6)  Building capacity of experts for textbook content evaluation.


The project duration is 14 month and among the most important deliverables’ of the project, here are few to be mentioned:

  • Study international best practices in developing requirements and criteria for textbooks, teaching materials, and e-books
  • Develop methodological tools to the Textbook Center of Kazakhstan in order to improve textbooks evaluation   
  • Develop methodology and criterion for textbooks evaluation for subject areas (ABC book -primary school), Kazakh and Russian (as mother tongue), Kazakh and Russian (as second language), Literature (Kazakh and Russian), Foreign languages, Mathematics, Algebra, Geometry, Computer sciences, Knowledge of the World, Geography, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History of Kazakhstan, World History, Introduction to Law, Crafts, Graphics and Design, Music, Basic military training.
  • Prepare and deliver face to face trainings to 40 Lead Evaluation Experts and asynchronous training through a Learning Management System (LMS) to 2000 evaluation experts from whole country

More than 24 academic scientists, professors, textbook authors, evaluators, teachers  and consultants are involved in order to deliver the project. 

 

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Consulting services to conduct the national baseline survey of the state of SMEs in Kazakhstan and development of the Concept of small and medium enterprise development aimed at increasing the contribution of SMEs to GDP to 50% by 2050

The project is governed by the Loan Agreement No.8477-KZ between the Republic of Kazakhstan (RK) and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), signed on July 20, 2015. The overall goal is to develop a set of specific short-term and long-term recommendations aimed at increasing the contribution of SMEs to GDP to 50% by 2050.

The specific objectives of the national baseline survey are to:

1) gain a deeper and better understanding of the small and medium business segments in Kazakhstan;

2) assess the contribution of small and medium businesses to the national economy, both formal and informal;

3) identify constraints and opportunities of the small and medium-sized business (legal framework, tax, incentives, overall and in different selected sectors etc.);

4) recommend reasonable ways of further development for different sectors of SMEs.

Scope of Services: 

Phase 1 - Preparation of a national baseline survey of SMEs and its detailed methodology development to support the private sector/SME development in Kazakhstan

Phase 2 - Implementation of a national baseline SME survey in at least 10 sectors of the economy of Kazakhstan, in which the SMEs operate

Phase 3 - Analysis of the economy of Kazakhstan, including among the SMEs and their development dynamics prospects, based on the information obtained during the national baseline survey

Phase 4 - Development of the Concept for the development of the SMEs in Kazakhstan in order to increase the share of SMEs in GDP to 50% by 2050 and the Action Plan for its implementation.

Savvy Business acting as sub-contractor of Euroconsultants SA being responsible to deliver the services of Phases 1 and 2, namely the preparation of methodology to undertake a large scale national survey of SMEs, the organization and delivery of the national baseline SME survey in 10 sectors of the economy of Kazakhstan ( Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles; Agriculture, forestry and fishing; Construction; Manufacturing sector; Transport and storage; Administrative and support service activities; Professional, scientific and technical activities; Accommodation and food services; Education; Information and communication). A sample of 1535 survey subjects, distributed in 31 different strata, have been subject to the national survey. International team has trained the local enumerators either before survey or during the survey (on the job training). Our international expert Michalis Karamanis has developed an IT-platform for the survey implementation supported by the operation of a Survey Support System (SSS), consisted of applications dynamically interconnected:

•          Web-based Questionnaire, through which participants can fill the questionnaire at their own convenience;

•          Contact Management Subsystem, through which the Survey Team will able to insert, edit and manage the contact details of the participants;

•          Authentication Subsystem, through which can be authenticated in order to be able to complete the questionnaires;

•          Communication Subsystem, through which dynamically generated e-mail campaigns can be implemented;

•          Back-Office / Management Subsystem, through which the management of the whole System will be possible.

Lastly our team has participated in the organization of some working groups to discuss the findings of the national survey and in the consultative workshops with various stakeholders (representatives of Ministry of National Economy, Atemeken, DAMU, associations, enterprises and World Bank) in order to present the results of the work.

Feasibility study for the most optimal solution for intelligent monitoring of oil pipelines and associated facilities with the use of UAV’s
Country: Kazakhstan
Dates: November 2013 - March 2014
Financing: National Oil Transportation Company “KazTransOil” (KTO)
Budget: 240.000 EUR
Partner: Europa Energy Ltd (main contractor)
Conformity Checking of the EU Port Directives 2017/2108, 2017/2109 and 2017/2110 with National Legislation
Country: Bulgaria, Cyprus
Dates: January 2020 - June 2021
Contractor: Milieu Ltd
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Consulting Services for Developing Textbook Evaluation Requirements and Capacity-Building of Experts

The international consortium of Savvy Business – Astana-Kitap LLP (in cooperation with National and apodistrian University of Athens and Excellence Training Center LLP as sub-contractors) implements the project “Consulting Services for Developing Textbook Evaluation Requirements and Capacity-Building of Experts contracted by the Ministry of Education and Science of Republic of Kazakhstan.
The Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan is implementing The Education Modernization Project under technical and financial support of the World Bank Loan No. 8709-KZ.

The project’s objectives are:

1)  Analysis of foreign and domestic system of developing, evaluation, selection and approval of textbooks, and teaching and learning materials, teaching and learning aids (manuals), electronic educational publications (electronic textbooks, digital educational resources) for revealing of weaknesses and their solutions;

2)  Develop theoretical framework of modern textbook (theoretical principles and approaches);

3)  Develop requirements for the structure and content of textbooks and teaching and learning materials, including e-books in digital interactive format, and digital educational resources by subject areas and levels of secondary education.

4)  Develop methodology for assessing the quality of textbooks and teaching materials and aids, including e-books and digital educational resources.

5)  Develop methods and criteria for the evaluation of textbooks, teaching and learning materials, digital education resources by subject areas and levels of secondary education, approbation, monitoring the quality and provision of textbooks. 

6)  Building capacity of experts for textbook content evaluation.


The project duration is 14 month and among the most important deliverables’ of the project, here are few to be mentioned:

  • Study international best practices in developing requirements and criteria for textbooks, teaching materials, and e-books
  • Develop methodological tools to the Textbook Center of Kazakhstan in order to improve textbooks evaluation   
  • Develop methodology and criterion for textbooks evaluation for subject areas (ABC book -primary school), Kazakh and Russian (as mother tongue), Kazakh and Russian (as second language), Literature (Kazakh and Russian), Foreign languages, Mathematics, Algebra, Geometry, Computer sciences, Knowledge of the World, Geography, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History of Kazakhstan, World History, Introduction to Law, Crafts, Graphics and Design, Music, Basic military training.
  • Prepare and deliver face to face trainings to 40 Lead Evaluation Experts and asynchronous training through a Learning Management System (LMS) to 2000 evaluation experts from whole country

More than 24 academic scientists, professors, textbook authors, evaluators, teachers  and consultants are involved in order to deliver the project. 

 

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Consulting services to conduct the national baseline survey of the state of SMEs in Kazakhstan and development of the Concept of small and medium enterprise development aimed at increasing the contribution of SMEs to GDP to 50% by 2050

The project is governed by the Loan Agreement No.8477-KZ between the Republic of Kazakhstan (RK) and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), signed on July 20, 2015. The overall goal is to develop a set of specific short-term and long-term recommendations aimed at increasing the contribution of SMEs to GDP to 50% by 2050.

The specific objectives of the national baseline survey are to:

1) gain a deeper and better understanding of the small and medium business segments in Kazakhstan;

2) assess the contribution of small and medium businesses to the national economy, both formal and informal;

3) identify constraints and opportunities of the small and medium-sized business (legal framework, tax, incentives, overall and in different selected sectors etc.);

4) recommend reasonable ways of further development for different sectors of SMEs.

Scope of Services: 

Phase 1 - Preparation of a national baseline survey of SMEs and its detailed methodology development to support the private sector/SME development in Kazakhstan

Phase 2 - Implementation of a national baseline SME survey in at least 10 sectors of the economy of Kazakhstan, in which the SMEs operate

Phase 3 - Analysis of the economy of Kazakhstan, including among the SMEs and their development dynamics prospects, based on the information obtained during the national baseline survey

Phase 4 - Development of the Concept for the development of the SMEs in Kazakhstan in order to increase the share of SMEs in GDP to 50% by 2050 and the Action Plan for its implementation.

Savvy Business acting as sub-contractor of Euroconsultants SA being responsible to deliver the services of Phases 1 and 2, namely the preparation of methodology to undertake a large scale national survey of SMEs, the organization and delivery of the national baseline SME survey in 10 sectors of the economy of Kazakhstan ( Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles; Agriculture, forestry and fishing; Construction; Manufacturing sector; Transport and storage; Administrative and support service activities; Professional, scientific and technical activities; Accommodation and food services; Education; Information and communication). A sample of 1535 survey subjects, distributed in 31 different strata, have been subject to the national survey. International team has trained the local enumerators either before survey or during the survey (on the job training). Our international expert Michalis Karamanis has developed an IT-platform for the survey implementation supported by the operation of a Survey Support System (SSS), consisted of applications dynamically interconnected:

•          Web-based Questionnaire, through which participants can fill the questionnaire at their own convenience;

•          Contact Management Subsystem, through which the Survey Team will able to insert, edit and manage the contact details of the participants;

•          Authentication Subsystem, through which can be authenticated in order to be able to complete the questionnaires;

•          Communication Subsystem, through which dynamically generated e-mail campaigns can be implemented;

•          Back-Office / Management Subsystem, through which the management of the whole System will be possible.

Lastly our team has participated in the organization of some working groups to discuss the findings of the national survey and in the consultative workshops with various stakeholders (representatives of Ministry of National Economy, Atemeken, DAMU, associations, enterprises and World Bank) in order to present the results of the work.

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Feasibility study for the most optimal solution for intelligent monitoring of oil pipelines and associated facilities with the use of UAV’s

The overall objective of the project is conduct a feasibility study and elaboration of a techno-economic justification (Feasibility Study) for the implementation of an intellectual monitoring system of oil pipelines and associated facilities using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in accordance with standard ÑÏ ÐÊ 1.02-21-2007, regulatory and legal acts in force in Kazakhstan.

The Feasibility study included market analysis of UAVs, Technical/technological analysis, financial and economic analysis, environmental and social analysis, risk analysis, legal and institutional analysis and proposal of an optimum solution to implement an intellectual monitoring system of oil pipelines and associated facilities of KTO using UAV. 

Savvy Business sLTD acted as sub-contractor of Europa Energy Ltd. 

The services provided were:

  • Financial and economic analysis (CBA) taking into account the existing oil price as well as the existing security system expenditure;
  • Legal and institutional analysis in aviation sector including the flight of UAVs in Kazakhstan;
  • Legal review of the legislation of Kazakhstan, requirements for licensing and permitting;
  • Project management schemes for the whole project life cycle, with definition of legal basis, information on all participants of the project and their functions, as well as management structure including the assessment of financial expenditure indicating alternative options;
  • Schemes of interaction with the security organization of the client and legal structures of Kazakhstan for rapid response to situations occurring on oil pipelines and associated facilities of the client;
  • Schemes of interaction with the security organization of the client and legal structures of Kazakhstan for rapid response to situations occurring on oil pipelines and associated facilities of the client;
  • Analysis of the current situation in the oil transportation industry drafting of executive summary, initial report, final report;
  • Market analysis of the UAVs and payloads;
  • SWOT analysis;
  • Risk assessment (Quantitative and qualitative analysis in the field of security of oil pipelines) as well as quantitative and qualitative impact of the Project on minimization of existing risks;
  • Preparation of presentations to the client in English and Russian languages.
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Conformity Checking of the EU Port Directives 2017/2108, 2017/2109 and 2017/2110 with National Legislation

Savvy Business is a sub-consultant of Milieu Ltd Belgium and undertakes the review of national legislation for Bulgaria and Cyprus.

The objective of this contract (DG MOVE/D2/SER/2019-271/SI2.817924 – Port Directive) is to verify the completeness and conformity of national transposition and implementing measures with specific provisions of the Directives for EU Member States, following the notification of such measures to the Commission.

Description of services to be provided by Savvy Business

1. Desk research on transposition and practical implementation in Bulgaria and Cyprus of Directives (EU) 2017/2108, 2017/2109 and 2017/2110, which could include initiatives concerning implementation and likely impacts of such initiatives (such as analysis of the scope of a specific draft law and how it would affect implementation); explanation of relevant procedures and timelines for implementation; and relevant case law;

2. Completeness assessment of transposition of Directives (EU) 2017/2108, 2017/2109 and 2017/2110;

3. Conformity assessment of transposition of Directives (EU) 2017/2108, 2017/2109 and 2017/2110;

4. Translation into English of each national transposing provision used in the compliance assessment table.

Provision of legal advice for incorporation of a company in Bulgaria in the tourism sector
Country: Bulgaria
Dates: November- December 2018
Contractor: Private
Assistance with the application for electricity trading license in Albania and Bulgaria
Countries: Bulgaria, Albania
Dates: 2018- 2019
Contractor: Private
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Consulting Services for Developing Textbook Evaluation Requirements and Capacity-Building of Experts

The international consortium of Savvy Business – Astana-Kitap LLP (in cooperation with National and apodistrian University of Athens and Excellence Training Center LLP as sub-contractors) implements the project “Consulting Services for Developing Textbook Evaluation Requirements and Capacity-Building of Experts contracted by the Ministry of Education and Science of Republic of Kazakhstan.
The Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan is implementing The Education Modernization Project under technical and financial support of the World Bank Loan No. 8709-KZ.

The project’s objectives are:

1)  Analysis of foreign and domestic system of developing, evaluation, selection and approval of textbooks, and teaching and learning materials, teaching and learning aids (manuals), electronic educational publications (electronic textbooks, digital educational resources) for revealing of weaknesses and their solutions;

2)  Develop theoretical framework of modern textbook (theoretical principles and approaches);

3)  Develop requirements for the structure and content of textbooks and teaching and learning materials, including e-books in digital interactive format, and digital educational resources by subject areas and levels of secondary education.

4)  Develop methodology for assessing the quality of textbooks and teaching materials and aids, including e-books and digital educational resources.

5)  Develop methods and criteria for the evaluation of textbooks, teaching and learning materials, digital education resources by subject areas and levels of secondary education, approbation, monitoring the quality and provision of textbooks. 

6)  Building capacity of experts for textbook content evaluation.


The project duration is 14 month and among the most important deliverables’ of the project, here are few to be mentioned:

  • Study international best practices in developing requirements and criteria for textbooks, teaching materials, and e-books
  • Develop methodological tools to the Textbook Center of Kazakhstan in order to improve textbooks evaluation   
  • Develop methodology and criterion for textbooks evaluation for subject areas (ABC book -primary school), Kazakh and Russian (as mother tongue), Kazakh and Russian (as second language), Literature (Kazakh and Russian), Foreign languages, Mathematics, Algebra, Geometry, Computer sciences, Knowledge of the World, Geography, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History of Kazakhstan, World History, Introduction to Law, Crafts, Graphics and Design, Music, Basic military training.
  • Prepare and deliver face to face trainings to 40 Lead Evaluation Experts and asynchronous training through a Learning Management System (LMS) to 2000 evaluation experts from whole country

More than 24 academic scientists, professors, textbook authors, evaluators, teachers  and consultants are involved in order to deliver the project. 

 

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Consulting services to conduct the national baseline survey of the state of SMEs in Kazakhstan and development of the Concept of small and medium enterprise development aimed at increasing the contribution of SMEs to GDP to 50% by 2050

The project is governed by the Loan Agreement No.8477-KZ between the Republic of Kazakhstan (RK) and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), signed on July 20, 2015. The overall goal is to develop a set of specific short-term and long-term recommendations aimed at increasing the contribution of SMEs to GDP to 50% by 2050.

The specific objectives of the national baseline survey are to:

1) gain a deeper and better understanding of the small and medium business segments in Kazakhstan;

2) assess the contribution of small and medium businesses to the national economy, both formal and informal;

3) identify constraints and opportunities of the small and medium-sized business (legal framework, tax, incentives, overall and in different selected sectors etc.);

4) recommend reasonable ways of further development for different sectors of SMEs.

Scope of Services: 

Phase 1 - Preparation of a national baseline survey of SMEs and its detailed methodology development to support the private sector/SME development in Kazakhstan

Phase 2 - Implementation of a national baseline SME survey in at least 10 sectors of the economy of Kazakhstan, in which the SMEs operate

Phase 3 - Analysis of the economy of Kazakhstan, including among the SMEs and their development dynamics prospects, based on the information obtained during the national baseline survey

Phase 4 - Development of the Concept for the development of the SMEs in Kazakhstan in order to increase the share of SMEs in GDP to 50% by 2050 and the Action Plan for its implementation.

Savvy Business acting as sub-contractor of Euroconsultants SA being responsible to deliver the services of Phases 1 and 2, namely the preparation of methodology to undertake a large scale national survey of SMEs, the organization and delivery of the national baseline SME survey in 10 sectors of the economy of Kazakhstan ( Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles; Agriculture, forestry and fishing; Construction; Manufacturing sector; Transport and storage; Administrative and support service activities; Professional, scientific and technical activities; Accommodation and food services; Education; Information and communication). A sample of 1535 survey subjects, distributed in 31 different strata, have been subject to the national survey. International team has trained the local enumerators either before survey or during the survey (on the job training). Our international expert Michalis Karamanis has developed an IT-platform for the survey implementation supported by the operation of a Survey Support System (SSS), consisted of applications dynamically interconnected:

•          Web-based Questionnaire, through which participants can fill the questionnaire at their own convenience;

•          Contact Management Subsystem, through which the Survey Team will able to insert, edit and manage the contact details of the participants;

•          Authentication Subsystem, through which can be authenticated in order to be able to complete the questionnaires;

•          Communication Subsystem, through which dynamically generated e-mail campaigns can be implemented;

•          Back-Office / Management Subsystem, through which the management of the whole System will be possible.

Lastly our team has participated in the organization of some working groups to discuss the findings of the national survey and in the consultative workshops with various stakeholders (representatives of Ministry of National Economy, Atemeken, DAMU, associations, enterprises and World Bank) in order to present the results of the work.

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Feasibility study for the most optimal solution for intelligent monitoring of oil pipelines and associated facilities with the use of UAV’s

The overall objective of the project is conduct a feasibility study and elaboration of a techno-economic justification (Feasibility Study) for the implementation of an intellectual monitoring system of oil pipelines and associated facilities using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in accordance with standard ÑÏ ÐÊ 1.02-21-2007, regulatory and legal acts in force in Kazakhstan.

The Feasibility study included market analysis of UAVs, Technical/technological analysis, financial and economic analysis, environmental and social analysis, risk analysis, legal and institutional analysis and proposal of an optimum solution to implement an intellectual monitoring system of oil pipelines and associated facilities of KTO using UAV. 

Savvy Business sLTD acted as sub-contractor of Europa Energy Ltd. 

The services provided were:

  • Financial and economic analysis (CBA) taking into account the existing oil price as well as the existing security system expenditure;
  • Legal and institutional analysis in aviation sector including the flight of UAVs in Kazakhstan;
  • Legal review of the legislation of Kazakhstan, requirements for licensing and permitting;
  • Project management schemes for the whole project life cycle, with definition of legal basis, information on all participants of the project and their functions, as well as management structure including the assessment of financial expenditure indicating alternative options;
  • Schemes of interaction with the security organization of the client and legal structures of Kazakhstan for rapid response to situations occurring on oil pipelines and associated facilities of the client;
  • Schemes of interaction with the security organization of the client and legal structures of Kazakhstan for rapid response to situations occurring on oil pipelines and associated facilities of the client;
  • Analysis of the current situation in the oil transportation industry drafting of executive summary, initial report, final report;
  • Market analysis of the UAVs and payloads;
  • SWOT analysis;
  • Risk assessment (Quantitative and qualitative analysis in the field of security of oil pipelines) as well as quantitative and qualitative impact of the Project on minimization of existing risks;
  • Preparation of presentations to the client in English and Russian languages.
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Conformity Checking of the EU Port Directives 2017/2108, 2017/2109 and 2017/2110 with National Legislation

Savvy Business is a sub-consultant of Milieu Ltd Belgium and undertakes the review of national legislation for Bulgaria and Cyprus.

The objective of this contract (DG MOVE/D2/SER/2019-271/SI2.817924 – Port Directive) is to verify the completeness and conformity of national transposition and implementing measures with specific provisions of the Directives for EU Member States, following the notification of such measures to the Commission.

Description of services to be provided by Savvy Business

1. Desk research on transposition and practical implementation in Bulgaria and Cyprus of Directives (EU) 2017/2108, 2017/2109 and 2017/2110, which could include initiatives concerning implementation and likely impacts of such initiatives (such as analysis of the scope of a specific draft law and how it would affect implementation); explanation of relevant procedures and timelines for implementation; and relevant case law;

2. Completeness assessment of transposition of Directives (EU) 2017/2108, 2017/2109 and 2017/2110;

3. Conformity assessment of transposition of Directives (EU) 2017/2108, 2017/2109 and 2017/2110;

4. Translation into English of each national transposing provision used in the compliance assessment table.

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Provision of legal advice for incorporation of a company in Bulgaria in the tourism sector

Savvy Business sLTD has been involved in the establishment of a new company in asset management, real estate and tourism sector in Bulgaria. We have reviewed contracts with clients and provided advice for the expansion of the business on the local market and in the region.  In addition, we provided advice on Advice on corporate identification tools, such as branding, web page, purchase of domain, stamp, logo.

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Assistance with the application for electricity trading license in Albania and Bulgaria

Savvy Business sLTD has been involved in the preparation and submission of all documentation for the obtaining of electricity trading license in Albania and Bulgaria on behalf of an European energy trading company. The work to be carried out culminates with cooperation with the local authorities and the national energy regulators in view of providing clarifications and additional information according to the applicable legislation of the country.

Conformity Assessment of the transposition of the Directives 2014/45/EU, 2014/46/EU AND 2014/47/EU
Country: Cyprus, Greece, Bulgaria
Dates: February 2019-January 2020
Financing: EC
Contractor: Milieu Ltd
Consultancy on compiling inventory, assessment and prequalification selection of training service providers in Kazakhstan, Project: Skills and Jobs
Country: Kazakhstan
Dates: November 2017 – August 2019
Financing: State budget of the Republic of Kazakhstan and World Bank IBRD loan
Partners: Planet S.A. (KZ); AERC (KZ)
Budget: 2,302,076.00 USD
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Consulting Services for Developing Textbook Evaluation Requirements and Capacity-Building of Experts

The international consortium of Savvy Business – Astana-Kitap LLP (in cooperation with National and apodistrian University of Athens and Excellence Training Center LLP as sub-contractors) implements the project “Consulting Services for Developing Textbook Evaluation Requirements and Capacity-Building of Experts contracted by the Ministry of Education and Science of Republic of Kazakhstan.
The Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan is implementing The Education Modernization Project under technical and financial support of the World Bank Loan No. 8709-KZ.

The project’s objectives are:

1)  Analysis of foreign and domestic system of developing, evaluation, selection and approval of textbooks, and teaching and learning materials, teaching and learning aids (manuals), electronic educational publications (electronic textbooks, digital educational resources) for revealing of weaknesses and their solutions;

2)  Develop theoretical framework of modern textbook (theoretical principles and approaches);

3)  Develop requirements for the structure and content of textbooks and teaching and learning materials, including e-books in digital interactive format, and digital educational resources by subject areas and levels of secondary education.

4)  Develop methodology for assessing the quality of textbooks and teaching materials and aids, including e-books and digital educational resources.

5)  Develop methods and criteria for the evaluation of textbooks, teaching and learning materials, digital education resources by subject areas and levels of secondary education, approbation, monitoring the quality and provision of textbooks. 

6)  Building capacity of experts for textbook content evaluation.


The project duration is 14 month and among the most important deliverables’ of the project, here are few to be mentioned:

  • Study international best practices in developing requirements and criteria for textbooks, teaching materials, and e-books
  • Develop methodological tools to the Textbook Center of Kazakhstan in order to improve textbooks evaluation   
  • Develop methodology and criterion for textbooks evaluation for subject areas (ABC book -primary school), Kazakh and Russian (as mother tongue), Kazakh and Russian (as second language), Literature (Kazakh and Russian), Foreign languages, Mathematics, Algebra, Geometry, Computer sciences, Knowledge of the World, Geography, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History of Kazakhstan, World History, Introduction to Law, Crafts, Graphics and Design, Music, Basic military training.
  • Prepare and deliver face to face trainings to 40 Lead Evaluation Experts and asynchronous training through a Learning Management System (LMS) to 2000 evaluation experts from whole country

More than 24 academic scientists, professors, textbook authors, evaluators, teachers  and consultants are involved in order to deliver the project. 

 

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Consulting services to conduct the national baseline survey of the state of SMEs in Kazakhstan and development of the Concept of small and medium enterprise development aimed at increasing the contribution of SMEs to GDP to 50% by 2050

The project is governed by the Loan Agreement No.8477-KZ between the Republic of Kazakhstan (RK) and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), signed on July 20, 2015. The overall goal is to develop a set of specific short-term and long-term recommendations aimed at increasing the contribution of SMEs to GDP to 50% by 2050.

The specific objectives of the national baseline survey are to:

1) gain a deeper and better understanding of the small and medium business segments in Kazakhstan;

2) assess the contribution of small and medium businesses to the national economy, both formal and informal;

3) identify constraints and opportunities of the small and medium-sized business (legal framework, tax, incentives, overall and in different selected sectors etc.);

4) recommend reasonable ways of further development for different sectors of SMEs.

Scope of Services: 

Phase 1 - Preparation of a national baseline survey of SMEs and its detailed methodology development to support the private sector/SME development in Kazakhstan

Phase 2 - Implementation of a national baseline SME survey in at least 10 sectors of the economy of Kazakhstan, in which the SMEs operate

Phase 3 - Analysis of the economy of Kazakhstan, including among the SMEs and their development dynamics prospects, based on the information obtained during the national baseline survey

Phase 4 - Development of the Concept for the development of the SMEs in Kazakhstan in order to increase the share of SMEs in GDP to 50% by 2050 and the Action Plan for its implementation.

Savvy Business acting as sub-contractor of Euroconsultants SA being responsible to deliver the services of Phases 1 and 2, namely the preparation of methodology to undertake a large scale national survey of SMEs, the organization and delivery of the national baseline SME survey in 10 sectors of the economy of Kazakhstan ( Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles; Agriculture, forestry and fishing; Construction; Manufacturing sector; Transport and storage; Administrative and support service activities; Professional, scientific and technical activities; Accommodation and food services; Education; Information and communication). A sample of 1535 survey subjects, distributed in 31 different strata, have been subject to the national survey. International team has trained the local enumerators either before survey or during the survey (on the job training). Our international expert Michalis Karamanis has developed an IT-platform for the survey implementation supported by the operation of a Survey Support System (SSS), consisted of applications dynamically interconnected:

•          Web-based Questionnaire, through which participants can fill the questionnaire at their own convenience;

•          Contact Management Subsystem, through which the Survey Team will able to insert, edit and manage the contact details of the participants;

•          Authentication Subsystem, through which can be authenticated in order to be able to complete the questionnaires;

•          Communication Subsystem, through which dynamically generated e-mail campaigns can be implemented;

•          Back-Office / Management Subsystem, through which the management of the whole System will be possible.

Lastly our team has participated in the organization of some working groups to discuss the findings of the national survey and in the consultative workshops with various stakeholders (representatives of Ministry of National Economy, Atemeken, DAMU, associations, enterprises and World Bank) in order to present the results of the work.

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Feasibility study for the most optimal solution for intelligent monitoring of oil pipelines and associated facilities with the use of UAV’s

The overall objective of the project is conduct a feasibility study and elaboration of a techno-economic justification (Feasibility Study) for the implementation of an intellectual monitoring system of oil pipelines and associated facilities using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in accordance with standard ÑÏ ÐÊ 1.02-21-2007, regulatory and legal acts in force in Kazakhstan.

The Feasibility study included market analysis of UAVs, Technical/technological analysis, financial and economic analysis, environmental and social analysis, risk analysis, legal and institutional analysis and proposal of an optimum solution to implement an intellectual monitoring system of oil pipelines and associated facilities of KTO using UAV. 

Savvy Business sLTD acted as sub-contractor of Europa Energy Ltd. 

The services provided were:

  • Financial and economic analysis (CBA) taking into account the existing oil price as well as the existing security system expenditure;
  • Legal and institutional analysis in aviation sector including the flight of UAVs in Kazakhstan;
  • Legal review of the legislation of Kazakhstan, requirements for licensing and permitting;
  • Project management schemes for the whole project life cycle, with definition of legal basis, information on all participants of the project and their functions, as well as management structure including the assessment of financial expenditure indicating alternative options;
  • Schemes of interaction with the security organization of the client and legal structures of Kazakhstan for rapid response to situations occurring on oil pipelines and associated facilities of the client;
  • Schemes of interaction with the security organization of the client and legal structures of Kazakhstan for rapid response to situations occurring on oil pipelines and associated facilities of the client;
  • Analysis of the current situation in the oil transportation industry drafting of executive summary, initial report, final report;
  • Market analysis of the UAVs and payloads;
  • SWOT analysis;
  • Risk assessment (Quantitative and qualitative analysis in the field of security of oil pipelines) as well as quantitative and qualitative impact of the Project on minimization of existing risks;
  • Preparation of presentations to the client in English and Russian languages.
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Conformity Checking of the EU Port Directives 2017/2108, 2017/2109 and 2017/2110 with National Legislation

Savvy Business is a sub-consultant of Milieu Ltd Belgium and undertakes the review of national legislation for Bulgaria and Cyprus.

The objective of this contract (DG MOVE/D2/SER/2019-271/SI2.817924 – Port Directive) is to verify the completeness and conformity of national transposition and implementing measures with specific provisions of the Directives for EU Member States, following the notification of such measures to the Commission.

Description of services to be provided by Savvy Business

1. Desk research on transposition and practical implementation in Bulgaria and Cyprus of Directives (EU) 2017/2108, 2017/2109 and 2017/2110, which could include initiatives concerning implementation and likely impacts of such initiatives (such as analysis of the scope of a specific draft law and how it would affect implementation); explanation of relevant procedures and timelines for implementation; and relevant case law;

2. Completeness assessment of transposition of Directives (EU) 2017/2108, 2017/2109 and 2017/2110;

3. Conformity assessment of transposition of Directives (EU) 2017/2108, 2017/2109 and 2017/2110;

4. Translation into English of each national transposing provision used in the compliance assessment table.

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Provision of legal advice for incorporation of a company in Bulgaria in the tourism sector

Savvy Business sLTD has been involved in the establishment of a new company in asset management, real estate and tourism sector in Bulgaria. We have reviewed contracts with clients and provided advice for the expansion of the business on the local market and in the region.  In addition, we provided advice on Advice on corporate identification tools, such as branding, web page, purchase of domain, stamp, logo.

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Assistance with the application for electricity trading license in Albania and Bulgaria

Savvy Business sLTD has been involved in the preparation and submission of all documentation for the obtaining of electricity trading license in Albania and Bulgaria on behalf of an European energy trading company. The work to be carried out culminates with cooperation with the local authorities and the national energy regulators in view of providing clarifications and additional information according to the applicable legislation of the country.

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Conformity Assessment of the transposition of the Directives 2014/45/EU, 2014/46/EU AND 2014/47/EU

The objective of this contract is to carry out an in-depth legal analysis of the conformity of national transposition and implementing measures with specific provisions of the Directives for 28 Member States following the notification of such measures to the Commission, declaring the transposition to be complete. 

Savvy Business, as sub-contractor of Milieu Ltd is performing the Conformity Checking for Bulgaria, Cyprus and Greece. 
Description of the tasks: 
Task 1: Detailed conformity assessment of the Member States' national transposition measures - Directive 2014/45/EU, Directive 2014/46/EU, Directive 2014/47/EU
Task 2: Translation of the national transposition measures - Directive 2014/45/EU, Directive 2014/46/EU, Directive 2014/47/EU

 

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Consultancy on compiling inventory, assessment and prequalification selection of training service providers in Kazakhstan, Project: Skills and Jobs

The objective of the Project is compiling inventory, assessment and pre-qualification selection of training providers (TPs) in the Republic of Kazakhstan, under the contract KZSJ-2.2/CS-02-QCBS, within the IBRD Programme “Skills and Jobs Project Component 2”- Project ID: P150183. The services to be provided to the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Population of the Republic of Kazakhstan are as follows:  

·       Development of methodology for compiling inventory of all existing training providers, then carry out the fieldwork necessary to compile the inventory in all oblasts of the Republic of Kazakhstan (by industry and sector of the economy).

·       Conduction of prequalification TP’s assessment on the basis of the compiled inventory and further selection of pre-qualified workforce TPs.

·       Development of recommendations/mechanisms for the update of inventory and prequalification selection of TPs throughout the life of the project.

·    Development of a sustainability plan to identify the resources, capacities and institutional arrangements that would be required to be in place in order for inventory and prequalification of TPs to be sustainably continued beyond the life of the project.

 

 

Consulting services for the development and phased implementation of the safety management system in accordance with the requirements of the International Code for the Management of Safe Operation of Ships and Pollution Prevention
Country: Kazakhstan
Dates: December 2017
Budget: confidential
Contractor: confidential
Framework service contract with re-opening of competition "Legal, economic and technical assistance in the fields of energy and mobility and transport policies" - Lot 4: "Legal assistance in the field of Mobility and Transport"
Country: EU Member States
Dates: June 2016 – June 2020
Financing: EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Framework budget: 3,000, 000 Euro (up to four years)
Partners: Milieu
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Consulting Services for Developing Textbook Evaluation Requirements and Capacity-Building of Experts

The international consortium of Savvy Business – Astana-Kitap LLP (in cooperation with National and apodistrian University of Athens and Excellence Training Center LLP as sub-contractors) implements the project “Consulting Services for Developing Textbook Evaluation Requirements and Capacity-Building of Experts contracted by the Ministry of Education and Science of Republic of Kazakhstan.
The Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan is implementing The Education Modernization Project under technical and financial support of the World Bank Loan No. 8709-KZ.

The project’s objectives are:

1)  Analysis of foreign and domestic system of developing, evaluation, selection and approval of textbooks, and teaching and learning materials, teaching and learning aids (manuals), electronic educational publications (electronic textbooks, digital educational resources) for revealing of weaknesses and their solutions;

2)  Develop theoretical framework of modern textbook (theoretical principles and approaches);

3)  Develop requirements for the structure and content of textbooks and teaching and learning materials, including e-books in digital interactive format, and digital educational resources by subject areas and levels of secondary education.

4)  Develop methodology for assessing the quality of textbooks and teaching materials and aids, including e-books and digital educational resources.

5)  Develop methods and criteria for the evaluation of textbooks, teaching and learning materials, digital education resources by subject areas and levels of secondary education, approbation, monitoring the quality and provision of textbooks. 

6)  Building capacity of experts for textbook content evaluation.


The project duration is 14 month and among the most important deliverables’ of the project, here are few to be mentioned:

  • Study international best practices in developing requirements and criteria for textbooks, teaching materials, and e-books
  • Develop methodological tools to the Textbook Center of Kazakhstan in order to improve textbooks evaluation   
  • Develop methodology and criterion for textbooks evaluation for subject areas (ABC book -primary school), Kazakh and Russian (as mother tongue), Kazakh and Russian (as second language), Literature (Kazakh and Russian), Foreign languages, Mathematics, Algebra, Geometry, Computer sciences, Knowledge of the World, Geography, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History of Kazakhstan, World History, Introduction to Law, Crafts, Graphics and Design, Music, Basic military training.
  • Prepare and deliver face to face trainings to 40 Lead Evaluation Experts and asynchronous training through a Learning Management System (LMS) to 2000 evaluation experts from whole country

More than 24 academic scientists, professors, textbook authors, evaluators, teachers  and consultants are involved in order to deliver the project. 

 

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Consulting services to conduct the national baseline survey of the state of SMEs in Kazakhstan and development of the Concept of small and medium enterprise development aimed at increasing the contribution of SMEs to GDP to 50% by 2050

The project is governed by the Loan Agreement No.8477-KZ between the Republic of Kazakhstan (RK) and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), signed on July 20, 2015. The overall goal is to develop a set of specific short-term and long-term recommendations aimed at increasing the contribution of SMEs to GDP to 50% by 2050.

The specific objectives of the national baseline survey are to:

1) gain a deeper and better understanding of the small and medium business segments in Kazakhstan;

2) assess the contribution of small and medium businesses to the national economy, both formal and informal;

3) identify constraints and opportunities of the small and medium-sized business (legal framework, tax, incentives, overall and in different selected sectors etc.);

4) recommend reasonable ways of further development for different sectors of SMEs.

Scope of Services: 

Phase 1 - Preparation of a national baseline survey of SMEs and its detailed methodology development to support the private sector/SME development in Kazakhstan

Phase 2 - Implementation of a national baseline SME survey in at least 10 sectors of the economy of Kazakhstan, in which the SMEs operate

Phase 3 - Analysis of the economy of Kazakhstan, including among the SMEs and their development dynamics prospects, based on the information obtained during the national baseline survey

Phase 4 - Development of the Concept for the development of the SMEs in Kazakhstan in order to increase the share of SMEs in GDP to 50% by 2050 and the Action Plan for its implementation.

Savvy Business acting as sub-contractor of Euroconsultants SA being responsible to deliver the services of Phases 1 and 2, namely the preparation of methodology to undertake a large scale national survey of SMEs, the organization and delivery of the national baseline SME survey in 10 sectors of the economy of Kazakhstan ( Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles; Agriculture, forestry and fishing; Construction; Manufacturing sector; Transport and storage; Administrative and support service activities; Professional, scientific and technical activities; Accommodation and food services; Education; Information and communication). A sample of 1535 survey subjects, distributed in 31 different strata, have been subject to the national survey. International team has trained the local enumerators either before survey or during the survey (on the job training). Our international expert Michalis Karamanis has developed an IT-platform for the survey implementation supported by the operation of a Survey Support System (SSS), consisted of applications dynamically interconnected:

•          Web-based Questionnaire, through which participants can fill the questionnaire at their own convenience;

•          Contact Management Subsystem, through which the Survey Team will able to insert, edit and manage the contact details of the participants;

•          Authentication Subsystem, through which can be authenticated in order to be able to complete the questionnaires;

•          Communication Subsystem, through which dynamically generated e-mail campaigns can be implemented;

•          Back-Office / Management Subsystem, through which the management of the whole System will be possible.

Lastly our team has participated in the organization of some working groups to discuss the findings of the national survey and in the consultative workshops with various stakeholders (representatives of Ministry of National Economy, Atemeken, DAMU, associations, enterprises and World Bank) in order to present the results of the work.

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Feasibility study for the most optimal solution for intelligent monitoring of oil pipelines and associated facilities with the use of UAV’s

The overall objective of the project is conduct a feasibility study and elaboration of a techno-economic justification (Feasibility Study) for the implementation of an intellectual monitoring system of oil pipelines and associated facilities using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in accordance with standard ÑÏ ÐÊ 1.02-21-2007, regulatory and legal acts in force in Kazakhstan.

The Feasibility study included market analysis of UAVs, Technical/technological analysis, financial and economic analysis, environmental and social analysis, risk analysis, legal and institutional analysis and proposal of an optimum solution to implement an intellectual monitoring system of oil pipelines and associated facilities of KTO using UAV. 

Savvy Business sLTD acted as sub-contractor of Europa Energy Ltd. 

The services provided were:

  • Financial and economic analysis (CBA) taking into account the existing oil price as well as the existing security system expenditure;
  • Legal and institutional analysis in aviation sector including the flight of UAVs in Kazakhstan;
  • Legal review of the legislation of Kazakhstan, requirements for licensing and permitting;
  • Project management schemes for the whole project life cycle, with definition of legal basis, information on all participants of the project and their functions, as well as management structure including the assessment of financial expenditure indicating alternative options;
  • Schemes of interaction with the security organization of the client and legal structures of Kazakhstan for rapid response to situations occurring on oil pipelines and associated facilities of the client;
  • Schemes of interaction with the security organization of the client and legal structures of Kazakhstan for rapid response to situations occurring on oil pipelines and associated facilities of the client;
  • Analysis of the current situation in the oil transportation industry drafting of executive summary, initial report, final report;
  • Market analysis of the UAVs and payloads;
  • SWOT analysis;
  • Risk assessment (Quantitative and qualitative analysis in the field of security of oil pipelines) as well as quantitative and qualitative impact of the Project on minimization of existing risks;
  • Preparation of presentations to the client in English and Russian languages.
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Conformity Checking of the EU Port Directives 2017/2108, 2017/2109 and 2017/2110 with National Legislation

Savvy Business is a sub-consultant of Milieu Ltd Belgium and undertakes the review of national legislation for Bulgaria and Cyprus.

The objective of this contract (DG MOVE/D2/SER/2019-271/SI2.817924 – Port Directive) is to verify the completeness and conformity of national transposition and implementing measures with specific provisions of the Directives for EU Member States, following the notification of such measures to the Commission.

Description of services to be provided by Savvy Business

1. Desk research on transposition and practical implementation in Bulgaria and Cyprus of Directives (EU) 2017/2108, 2017/2109 and 2017/2110, which could include initiatives concerning implementation and likely impacts of such initiatives (such as analysis of the scope of a specific draft law and how it would affect implementation); explanation of relevant procedures and timelines for implementation; and relevant case law;

2. Completeness assessment of transposition of Directives (EU) 2017/2108, 2017/2109 and 2017/2110;

3. Conformity assessment of transposition of Directives (EU) 2017/2108, 2017/2109 and 2017/2110;

4. Translation into English of each national transposing provision used in the compliance assessment table.

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Provision of legal advice for incorporation of a company in Bulgaria in the tourism sector

Savvy Business sLTD has been involved in the establishment of a new company in asset management, real estate and tourism sector in Bulgaria. We have reviewed contracts with clients and provided advice for the expansion of the business on the local market and in the region.  In addition, we provided advice on Advice on corporate identification tools, such as branding, web page, purchase of domain, stamp, logo.

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Assistance with the application for electricity trading license in Albania and Bulgaria

Savvy Business sLTD has been involved in the preparation and submission of all documentation for the obtaining of electricity trading license in Albania and Bulgaria on behalf of an European energy trading company. The work to be carried out culminates with cooperation with the local authorities and the national energy regulators in view of providing clarifications and additional information according to the applicable legislation of the country.

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Conformity Assessment of the transposition of the Directives 2014/45/EU, 2014/46/EU AND 2014/47/EU

The objective of this contract is to carry out an in-depth legal analysis of the conformity of national transposition and implementing measures with specific provisions of the Directives for 28 Member States following the notification of such measures to the Commission, declaring the transposition to be complete. 

Savvy Business, as sub-contractor of Milieu Ltd is performing the Conformity Checking for Bulgaria, Cyprus and Greece. 
Description of the tasks: 
Task 1: Detailed conformity assessment of the Member States' national transposition measures - Directive 2014/45/EU, Directive 2014/46/EU, Directive 2014/47/EU
Task 2: Translation of the national transposition measures - Directive 2014/45/EU, Directive 2014/46/EU, Directive 2014/47/EU

 

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Consultancy on compiling inventory, assessment and prequalification selection of training service providers in Kazakhstan, Project: Skills and Jobs

The objective of the Project is compiling inventory, assessment and pre-qualification selection of training providers (TPs) in the Republic of Kazakhstan, under the contract KZSJ-2.2/CS-02-QCBS, within the IBRD Programme “Skills and Jobs Project Component 2”- Project ID: P150183. The services to be provided to the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Population of the Republic of Kazakhstan are as follows:  

·       Development of methodology for compiling inventory of all existing training providers, then carry out the fieldwork necessary to compile the inventory in all oblasts of the Republic of Kazakhstan (by industry and sector of the economy).

·       Conduction of prequalification TP’s assessment on the basis of the compiled inventory and further selection of pre-qualified workforce TPs.

·       Development of recommendations/mechanisms for the update of inventory and prequalification selection of TPs throughout the life of the project.

·    Development of a sustainability plan to identify the resources, capacities and institutional arrangements that would be required to be in place in order for inventory and prequalification of TPs to be sustainably continued beyond the life of the project.

 

 

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Consulting services for the development and phased implementation of the safety management system in accordance with the requirements of the International Code for the Management of Safe Operation of Ships and Pollution Prevention

The purpose of this project is to assist the client for expansion of its activities by developing of a safety management system (SMS) in accordance with the requirements of the International Code for the Management of Safe Operation of Ships and Pollution Prevention (ISM). In this sense, an examination of the internal documentation of the Client is conducted to bring it in line with international requirements and applicable laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of industrial safety and merchant shipping.

Services provided:

  • Development of draft documents of the SMS of the client in accordance with International Safety Management Code (ISMC) (policies, regulations, instructions, job descriptions);
  • Development of an Action plan for the implementation of the safety management system in accordance with ISMC;
  • Development of draft organizational structure of the company in accordance with ISMC;
  • Requirements for personnel (appointed person/persons, captains);
  •  Delivery of Training seminar for the client’s personnel concerning the issues of Safety Management Systems (SMS) and practices of implementation.
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Framework service contract with re-opening of competition "Legal, economic and technical assistance in the fields of energy and mobility and transport policies" - Lot 4: "Legal assistance in the field of Mobility and Transport"

The services required under the framework contract are of intellectual nature in the areas of legal assistance in the field of transport. The purpose of the framework contract is to provide the Contracting Authority with reports, analyses and other deliverables to be used in decision-making.

 The Consultant is expected to provide:

·         Analysis and studies concerning the completion and smooth operation of the internal market in transport, including aspects relating to public services and sector-specific regulation;

·         Systematic transposition check and systematic conformity check of the Member States legislation, regulatory or administrative provisions with EU rules in the field of and transport (including the possibility to request translations of the national legislation). Analysis of the application of these rules;

·         Analysis of specific cases in order to check their compatibility with EU law;

·         Studies on questions likely to be raised in the context of EU legislative initiatives, the application of directives with a view to their adaptation, and an examination of the relevant aspects of national, EU and international law;

·         Studies and analysis of the legal or de facto national, international or EU situation relating to a particular sector of transport or companies, and covering questions relating to market liberalization with regard to the freedom of establishment of companies and freedom to provide services;

·         Assessment and preparation of rules applicable to the transport sector relating to security, safety, interoperability and environmental protection;

·         Analysis and studies of the legal aspects of  transit or interconnection issues, questions relating to legal certainty, regulatory coordination, dispute-settlement procedures, guarantee and risk-coverage mechanisms and partnership agreements;

·         Analysis, studies and assessments to support exchange with third countries of legal, regulatory and economic best practices in transport policies;

·         Assistance in the examination of certain legal dossiers relating to transport; analysis and studies of the relationship between EU legislative initiatives and the particular international legal system governing international aviation and other transport modes;

·         Analyses and studies concerning regulatory simplification for the transport sector as well as simplification of transport documentation in the area of freight transport logistics;

·         State aid in the fields of mobility and transport (legal aspects).

 

Framework service contract with re-opening of competition "Legal, economic and technical assistance in the fields of energy and mobility and transport policies" - Lot 1: "Legal assistance in the field of Energy"
Country: EU Member States
Dates: June 2016 – June 2020
Financing: EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Framework budget: 3,000, 000 Euro (up to four years)
Partners: Milieu
Evaluation of “Support to the Implementation of the Transport Sector Strategy of Ukraine”
Country: Ukraine
Dates: October 2017 – December 2017
Financing: European Commission, FWC BENEFICIARIES 2013 – LOT2: Transport and Infrastructures
Partners: ARS Progetti SA
Budget: 82,500 ˆ
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Consulting Services for Developing Textbook Evaluation Requirements and Capacity-Building of Experts

The international consortium of Savvy Business – Astana-Kitap LLP (in cooperation with National and apodistrian University of Athens and Excellence Training Center LLP as sub-contractors) implements the project “Consulting Services for Developing Textbook Evaluation Requirements and Capacity-Building of Experts contracted by the Ministry of Education and Science of Republic of Kazakhstan.
The Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan is implementing The Education Modernization Project under technical and financial support of the World Bank Loan No. 8709-KZ.

The project’s objectives are:

1)  Analysis of foreign and domestic system of developing, evaluation, selection and approval of textbooks, and teaching and learning materials, teaching and learning aids (manuals), electronic educational publications (electronic textbooks, digital educational resources) for revealing of weaknesses and their solutions;

2)  Develop theoretical framework of modern textbook (theoretical principles and approaches);

3)  Develop requirements for the structure and content of textbooks and teaching and learning materials, including e-books in digital interactive format, and digital educational resources by subject areas and levels of secondary education.

4)  Develop methodology for assessing the quality of textbooks and teaching materials and aids, including e-books and digital educational resources.

5)  Develop methods and criteria for the evaluation of textbooks, teaching and learning materials, digital education resources by subject areas and levels of secondary education, approbation, monitoring the quality and provision of textbooks. 

6)  Building capacity of experts for textbook content evaluation.


The project duration is 14 month and among the most important deliverables’ of the project, here are few to be mentioned:

  • Study international best practices in developing requirements and criteria for textbooks, teaching materials, and e-books
  • Develop methodological tools to the Textbook Center of Kazakhstan in order to improve textbooks evaluation   
  • Develop methodology and criterion for textbooks evaluation for subject areas (ABC book -primary school), Kazakh and Russian (as mother tongue), Kazakh and Russian (as second language), Literature (Kazakh and Russian), Foreign languages, Mathematics, Algebra, Geometry, Computer sciences, Knowledge of the World, Geography, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History of Kazakhstan, World History, Introduction to Law, Crafts, Graphics and Design, Music, Basic military training.
  • Prepare and deliver face to face trainings to 40 Lead Evaluation Experts and asynchronous training through a Learning Management System (LMS) to 2000 evaluation experts from whole country

More than 24 academic scientists, professors, textbook authors, evaluators, teachers  and consultants are involved in order to deliver the project. 

 

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Consulting services to conduct the national baseline survey of the state of SMEs in Kazakhstan and development of the Concept of small and medium enterprise development aimed at increasing the contribution of SMEs to GDP to 50% by 2050

The project is governed by the Loan Agreement No.8477-KZ between the Republic of Kazakhstan (RK) and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), signed on July 20, 2015. The overall goal is to develop a set of specific short-term and long-term recommendations aimed at increasing the contribution of SMEs to GDP to 50% by 2050.

The specific objectives of the national baseline survey are to:

1) gain a deeper and better understanding of the small and medium business segments in Kazakhstan;

2) assess the contribution of small and medium businesses to the national economy, both formal and informal;

3) identify constraints and opportunities of the small and medium-sized business (legal framework, tax, incentives, overall and in different selected sectors etc.);

4) recommend reasonable ways of further development for different sectors of SMEs.

Scope of Services: 

Phase 1 - Preparation of a national baseline survey of SMEs and its detailed methodology development to support the private sector/SME development in Kazakhstan

Phase 2 - Implementation of a national baseline SME survey in at least 10 sectors of the economy of Kazakhstan, in which the SMEs operate

Phase 3 - Analysis of the economy of Kazakhstan, including among the SMEs and their development dynamics prospects, based on the information obtained during the national baseline survey

Phase 4 - Development of the Concept for the development of the SMEs in Kazakhstan in order to increase the share of SMEs in GDP to 50% by 2050 and the Action Plan for its implementation.

Savvy Business acting as sub-contractor of Euroconsultants SA being responsible to deliver the services of Phases 1 and 2, namely the preparation of methodology to undertake a large scale national survey of SMEs, the organization and delivery of the national baseline SME survey in 10 sectors of the economy of Kazakhstan ( Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles; Agriculture, forestry and fishing; Construction; Manufacturing sector; Transport and storage; Administrative and support service activities; Professional, scientific and technical activities; Accommodation and food services; Education; Information and communication). A sample of 1535 survey subjects, distributed in 31 different strata, have been subject to the national survey. International team has trained the local enumerators either before survey or during the survey (on the job training). Our international expert Michalis Karamanis has developed an IT-platform for the survey implementation supported by the operation of a Survey Support System (SSS), consisted of applications dynamically interconnected:

•          Web-based Questionnaire, through which participants can fill the questionnaire at their own convenience;

•          Contact Management Subsystem, through which the Survey Team will able to insert, edit and manage the contact details of the participants;

•          Authentication Subsystem, through which can be authenticated in order to be able to complete the questionnaires;

•          Communication Subsystem, through which dynamically generated e-mail campaigns can be implemented;

•          Back-Office / Management Subsystem, through which the management of the whole System will be possible.

Lastly our team has participated in the organization of some working groups to discuss the findings of the national survey and in the consultative workshops with various stakeholders (representatives of Ministry of National Economy, Atemeken, DAMU, associations, enterprises and World Bank) in order to present the results of the work.

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Feasibility study for the most optimal solution for intelligent monitoring of oil pipelines and associated facilities with the use of UAV’s

The overall objective of the project is conduct a feasibility study and elaboration of a techno-economic justification (Feasibility Study) for the implementation of an intellectual monitoring system of oil pipelines and associated facilities using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in accordance with standard ÑÏ ÐÊ 1.02-21-2007, regulatory and legal acts in force in Kazakhstan.

The Feasibility study included market analysis of UAVs, Technical/technological analysis, financial and economic analysis, environmental and social analysis, risk analysis, legal and institutional analysis and proposal of an optimum solution to implement an intellectual monitoring system of oil pipelines and associated facilities of KTO using UAV. 

Savvy Business sLTD acted as sub-contractor of Europa Energy Ltd. 

The services provided were:

  • Financial and economic analysis (CBA) taking into account the existing oil price as well as the existing security system expenditure;
  • Legal and institutional analysis in aviation sector including the flight of UAVs in Kazakhstan;
  • Legal review of the legislation of Kazakhstan, requirements for licensing and permitting;
  • Project management schemes for the whole project life cycle, with definition of legal basis, information on all participants of the project and their functions, as well as management structure including the assessment of financial expenditure indicating alternative options;
  • Schemes of interaction with the security organization of the client and legal structures of Kazakhstan for rapid response to situations occurring on oil pipelines and associated facilities of the client;
  • Schemes of interaction with the security organization of the client and legal structures of Kazakhstan for rapid response to situations occurring on oil pipelines and associated facilities of the client;
  • Analysis of the current situation in the oil transportation industry drafting of executive summary, initial report, final report;
  • Market analysis of the UAVs and payloads;
  • SWOT analysis;
  • Risk assessment (Quantitative and qualitative analysis in the field of security of oil pipelines) as well as quantitative and qualitative impact of the Project on minimization of existing risks;
  • Preparation of presentations to the client in English and Russian languages.
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Conformity Checking of the EU Port Directives 2017/2108, 2017/2109 and 2017/2110 with National Legislation

Savvy Business is a sub-consultant of Milieu Ltd Belgium and undertakes the review of national legislation for Bulgaria and Cyprus.

The objective of this contract (DG MOVE/D2/SER/2019-271/SI2.817924 – Port Directive) is to verify the completeness and conformity of national transposition and implementing measures with specific provisions of the Directives for EU Member States, following the notification of such measures to the Commission.

Description of services to be provided by Savvy Business

1. Desk research on transposition and practical implementation in Bulgaria and Cyprus of Directives (EU) 2017/2108, 2017/2109 and 2017/2110, which could include initiatives concerning implementation and likely impacts of such initiatives (such as analysis of the scope of a specific draft law and how it would affect implementation); explanation of relevant procedures and timelines for implementation; and relevant case law;

2. Completeness assessment of transposition of Directives (EU) 2017/2108, 2017/2109 and 2017/2110;

3. Conformity assessment of transposition of Directives (EU) 2017/2108, 2017/2109 and 2017/2110;

4. Translation into English of each national transposing provision used in the compliance assessment table.

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Provision of legal advice for incorporation of a company in Bulgaria in the tourism sector

Savvy Business sLTD has been involved in the establishment of a new company in asset management, real estate and tourism sector in Bulgaria. We have reviewed contracts with clients and provided advice for the expansion of the business on the local market and in the region.  In addition, we provided advice on Advice on corporate identification tools, such as branding, web page, purchase of domain, stamp, logo.

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Assistance with the application for electricity trading license in Albania and Bulgaria

Savvy Business sLTD has been involved in the preparation and submission of all documentation for the obtaining of electricity trading license in Albania and Bulgaria on behalf of an European energy trading company. The work to be carried out culminates with cooperation with the local authorities and the national energy regulators in view of providing clarifications and additional information according to the applicable legislation of the country.

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Conformity Assessment of the transposition of the Directives 2014/45/EU, 2014/46/EU AND 2014/47/EU

The objective of this contract is to carry out an in-depth legal analysis of the conformity of national transposition and implementing measures with specific provisions of the Directives for 28 Member States following the notification of such measures to the Commission, declaring the transposition to be complete. 

Savvy Business, as sub-contractor of Milieu Ltd is performing the Conformity Checking for Bulgaria, Cyprus and Greece. 
Description of the tasks: 
Task 1: Detailed conformity assessment of the Member States' national transposition measures - Directive 2014/45/EU, Directive 2014/46/EU, Directive 2014/47/EU
Task 2: Translation of the national transposition measures - Directive 2014/45/EU, Directive 2014/46/EU, Directive 2014/47/EU

 

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Consultancy on compiling inventory, assessment and prequalification selection of training service providers in Kazakhstan, Project: Skills and Jobs

The objective of the Project is compiling inventory, assessment and pre-qualification selection of training providers (TPs) in the Republic of Kazakhstan, under the contract KZSJ-2.2/CS-02-QCBS, within the IBRD Programme “Skills and Jobs Project Component 2”- Project ID: P150183. The services to be provided to the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Population of the Republic of Kazakhstan are as follows:  

·       Development of methodology for compiling inventory of all existing training providers, then carry out the fieldwork necessary to compile the inventory in all oblasts of the Republic of Kazakhstan (by industry and sector of the economy).

·       Conduction of prequalification TP’s assessment on the basis of the compiled inventory and further selection of pre-qualified workforce TPs.

·       Development of recommendations/mechanisms for the update of inventory and prequalification selection of TPs throughout the life of the project.

·    Development of a sustainability plan to identify the resources, capacities and institutional arrangements that would be required to be in place in order for inventory and prequalification of TPs to be sustainably continued beyond the life of the project.

 

 

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Consulting services for the development and phased implementation of the safety management system in accordance with the requirements of the International Code for the Management of Safe Operation of Ships and Pollution Prevention

The purpose of this project is to assist the client for expansion of its activities by developing of a safety management system (SMS) in accordance with the requirements of the International Code for the Management of Safe Operation of Ships and Pollution Prevention (ISM). In this sense, an examination of the internal documentation of the Client is conducted to bring it in line with international requirements and applicable laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of industrial safety and merchant shipping.

Services provided:

  • Development of draft documents of the SMS of the client in accordance with International Safety Management Code (ISMC) (policies, regulations, instructions, job descriptions);
  • Development of an Action plan for the implementation of the safety management system in accordance with ISMC;
  • Development of draft organizational structure of the company in accordance with ISMC;
  • Requirements for personnel (appointed person/persons, captains);
  •  Delivery of Training seminar for the client’s personnel concerning the issues of Safety Management Systems (SMS) and practices of implementation.
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Framework service contract with re-opening of competition "Legal, economic and technical assistance in the fields of energy and mobility and transport policies" - Lot 4: "Legal assistance in the field of Mobility and Transport"

The services required under the framework contract are of intellectual nature in the areas of legal assistance in the field of transport. The purpose of the framework contract is to provide the Contracting Authority with reports, analyses and other deliverables to be used in decision-making.

 The Consultant is expected to provide:

·         Analysis and studies concerning the completion and smooth operation of the internal market in transport, including aspects relating to public services and sector-specific regulation;

·         Systematic transposition check and systematic conformity check of the Member States legislation, regulatory or administrative provisions with EU rules in the field of and transport (including the possibility to request translations of the national legislation). Analysis of the application of these rules;

·         Analysis of specific cases in order to check their compatibility with EU law;

·         Studies on questions likely to be raised in the context of EU legislative initiatives, the application of directives with a view to their adaptation, and an examination of the relevant aspects of national, EU and international law;

·         Studies and analysis of the legal or de facto national, international or EU situation relating to a particular sector of transport or companies, and covering questions relating to market liberalization with regard to the freedom of establishment of companies and freedom to provide services;

·         Assessment and preparation of rules applicable to the transport sector relating to security, safety, interoperability and environmental protection;

·         Analysis and studies of the legal aspects of  transit or interconnection issues, questions relating to legal certainty, regulatory coordination, dispute-settlement procedures, guarantee and risk-coverage mechanisms and partnership agreements;

·         Analysis, studies and assessments to support exchange with third countries of legal, regulatory and economic best practices in transport policies;

·         Assistance in the examination of certain legal dossiers relating to transport; analysis and studies of the relationship between EU legislative initiatives and the particular international legal system governing international aviation and other transport modes;

·         Analyses and studies concerning regulatory simplification for the transport sector as well as simplification of transport documentation in the area of freight transport logistics;

·         State aid in the fields of mobility and transport (legal aspects).

 

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Framework service contract with re-opening of competition "Legal, economic and technical assistance in the fields of energy and mobility and transport policies" - Lot 1: "Legal assistance in the field of Energy"

The services required under the framework contract are of intellectual nature in the areas of legal assistance in the field of energy. The purpose of the framework contract is to provide the Contracting Authority with reports, analyses and other deliverables to be used in decision-making.

 The Consultant is expected to provide:

·         Analysis and studies concerning the completion and smooth operation of the internal market in energy, including aspects relating to public services and sector specific regulation;

·         Systematic transposition check and systematic conformity check of the Member States legislation, regulatory or administrative provisions with EU rules in the field of energy (including the possibility to request translations of the national legislation).

·         Analysis of the application of these rules;

·         Analysis of specific cases in order to check their compatibility with EU law;

·         Studies on questions likely to be raised in the context of EU legislative initiatives, the application of directives with a view to their adaptation, and an examination of the relevant aspects of national, EU and international law;

·         Studies and analysis of the legal or de facto national, international or EU situation relating to a particular sector of energy and covering questions relating to market liberalization with regard to the freedom of establishment of companies and freedom to provide services;

·         Assessment and preparation of rules applicable to the energy sector relating to security, safety, interoperability and environmental protection;

·         Analysis and studies of the legal aspects of EU external energy relations, including protecting and promoting investment in third countries, on production, transit or interconnection issues and in particular, questions relating to legal certainty, regulatory coordination, dispute-settlement procedures, guarantee and risk-coverage mechanisms, the European Energy Charter

·         Analysis, studies and assessments to support exchange with third countries of legal, regulatory and economic best practices in energy policies;

·         Assistance in the examination of certain legal dossiers relating to energy;

·         Analyses and studies concerning regulatory simplification for the energy sector

·         State aid in the fields of energy (legal aspects).

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Evaluation of “Support to the Implementation of the Transport Sector Strategy of Ukraine”

The project scope is the evaluation of the "Support to the Implementation of the Transport Sector Strategy of Ukraine" as well as complementary measures provided by the technical assistance project "Support the Implementation of the Transport Strategy of Ukraine".

The purpose of the evaluation is to provide evidence on the extent to which SBS has contributed to the achievement of its intended objectives, to identify key lessons and to produce recommendations to improve current and inform future choices on the sector reform contracts in Ukraine and on the cooperation between the EU in Ukraine in the transport sector.

The specific purpose for undertaking this evaluation is three-fold:

  • To evaluate the SBS Transport according to the standard OECD criteria;

  • Provide well-grounded evidence on the extent to which: a) the Budget Support aid modality is relevant and efficient to steer transition process in Ukraine, the extent to which the sector reform contract as an aid delivery method provided an added value; b) the SBS ENV enabled the Government of Ukraine to implement the relevant sector strategy and to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the National Transport Strategy (NTS); c) the SBS contributed to achieve sustainable results in the implementation of the NTS; d) indicators were chosen appropriately and achieved; e) the preconditions of budget support were in place before, during and after the implementation phase; 
    Assess the overall impact of the programme and lessons learned; formulate recommendation for a similar initiative in the future.

  • Study of the effects of EU-funded complementary measures (TA project ""Support the Implementation of the Transport Strategy of Ukraine"") to increase the capacity building as well as strengthening of the MoI role in streamlining of the transport component in sectorial policies and other EU-funded programmes on the subject.

Savvy Business was involved in the implementation of all above-mentioned activities, capitalizing on the previous experience in Ukraine and providing the key expert 2- Giorgi Turdzeladze.

 

Elaboration of the Strategy of Establishment of the Supplier Development Service and Technical Assistance to Stakeholders
Country: Kazakhstan
Dates: March 2017 – August 2017
Financing: World Bank / International Bank for Reconstruction & Development
Partners: Planet S.A.; KLC Consulting Ltd.; VK Premium - Business Consultants Ltd.; AERC
Budget: 332,000.00 USD
Mapping the legal and regulatory framework for residential prosumers in Romania
Country: Romania
Dates: November 2016 – May 2017
Financing: European Commission
Partner: Milieu Ltd.
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Consulting Services for Developing Textbook Evaluation Requirements and Capacity-Building of Experts

The international consortium of Savvy Business – Astana-Kitap LLP (in cooperation with National and apodistrian University of Athens and Excellence Training Center LLP as sub-contractors) implements the project “Consulting Services for Developing Textbook Evaluation Requirements and Capacity-Building of Experts contracted by the Ministry of Education and Science of Republic of Kazakhstan.
The Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan is implementing The Education Modernization Project under technical and financial support of the World Bank Loan No. 8709-KZ.

The project’s objectives are:

1)  Analysis of foreign and domestic system of developing, evaluation, selection and approval of textbooks, and teaching and learning materials, teaching and learning aids (manuals), electronic educational publications (electronic textbooks, digital educational resources) for revealing of weaknesses and their solutions;

2)  Develop theoretical framework of modern textbook (theoretical principles and approaches);

3)  Develop requirements for the structure and content of textbooks and teaching and learning materials, including e-books in digital interactive format, and digital educational resources by subject areas and levels of secondary education.

4)  Develop methodology for assessing the quality of textbooks and teaching materials and aids, including e-books and digital educational resources.

5)  Develop methods and criteria for the evaluation of textbooks, teaching and learning materials, digital education resources by subject areas and levels of secondary education, approbation, monitoring the quality and provision of textbooks. 

6)  Building capacity of experts for textbook content evaluation.


The project duration is 14 month and among the most important deliverables’ of the project, here are few to be mentioned:

  • Study international best practices in developing requirements and criteria for textbooks, teaching materials, and e-books
  • Develop methodological tools to the Textbook Center of Kazakhstan in order to improve textbooks evaluation   
  • Develop methodology and criterion for textbooks evaluation for subject areas (ABC book -primary school), Kazakh and Russian (as mother tongue), Kazakh and Russian (as second language), Literature (Kazakh and Russian), Foreign languages, Mathematics, Algebra, Geometry, Computer sciences, Knowledge of the World, Geography, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History of Kazakhstan, World History, Introduction to Law, Crafts, Graphics and Design, Music, Basic military training.
  • Prepare and deliver face to face trainings to 40 Lead Evaluation Experts and asynchronous training through a Learning Management System (LMS) to 2000 evaluation experts from whole country

More than 24 academic scientists, professors, textbook authors, evaluators, teachers  and consultants are involved in order to deliver the project. 

 

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Consulting services to conduct the national baseline survey of the state of SMEs in Kazakhstan and development of the Concept of small and medium enterprise development aimed at increasing the contribution of SMEs to GDP to 50% by 2050

The project is governed by the Loan Agreement No.8477-KZ between the Republic of Kazakhstan (RK) and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), signed on July 20, 2015. The overall goal is to develop a set of specific short-term and long-term recommendations aimed at increasing the contribution of SMEs to GDP to 50% by 2050.

The specific objectives of the national baseline survey are to:

1) gain a deeper and better understanding of the small and medium business segments in Kazakhstan;

2) assess the contribution of small and medium businesses to the national economy, both formal and informal;

3) identify constraints and opportunities of the small and medium-sized business (legal framework, tax, incentives, overall and in different selected sectors etc.);

4) recommend reasonable ways of further development for different sectors of SMEs.

Scope of Services: 

Phase 1 - Preparation of a national baseline survey of SMEs and its detailed methodology development to support the private sector/SME development in Kazakhstan

Phase 2 - Implementation of a national baseline SME survey in at least 10 sectors of the economy of Kazakhstan, in which the SMEs operate

Phase 3 - Analysis of the economy of Kazakhstan, including among the SMEs and their development dynamics prospects, based on the information obtained during the national baseline survey

Phase 4 - Development of the Concept for the development of the SMEs in Kazakhstan in order to increase the share of SMEs in GDP to 50% by 2050 and the Action Plan for its implementation.

Savvy Business acting as sub-contractor of Euroconsultants SA being responsible to deliver the services of Phases 1 and 2, namely the preparation of methodology to undertake a large scale national survey of SMEs, the organization and delivery of the national baseline SME survey in 10 sectors of the economy of Kazakhstan ( Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles; Agriculture, forestry and fishing; Construction; Manufacturing sector; Transport and storage; Administrative and support service activities; Professional, scientific and technical activities; Accommodation and food services; Education; Information and communication). A sample of 1535 survey subjects, distributed in 31 different strata, have been subject to the national survey. International team has trained the local enumerators either before survey or during the survey (on the job training). Our international expert Michalis Karamanis has developed an IT-platform for the survey implementation supported by the operation of a Survey Support System (SSS), consisted of applications dynamically interconnected:

•          Web-based Questionnaire, through which participants can fill the questionnaire at their own convenience;

•          Contact Management Subsystem, through which the Survey Team will able to insert, edit and manage the contact details of the participants;

•          Authentication Subsystem, through which can be authenticated in order to be able to complete the questionnaires;

•          Communication Subsystem, through which dynamically generated e-mail campaigns can be implemented;

•          Back-Office / Management Subsystem, through which the management of the whole System will be possible.

Lastly our team has participated in the organization of some working groups to discuss the findings of the national survey and in the consultative workshops with various stakeholders (representatives of Ministry of National Economy, Atemeken, DAMU, associations, enterprises and World Bank) in order to present the results of the work.

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Feasibility study for the most optimal solution for intelligent monitoring of oil pipelines and associated facilities with the use of UAV’s

The overall objective of the project is conduct a feasibility study and elaboration of a techno-economic justification (Feasibility Study) for the implementation of an intellectual monitoring system of oil pipelines and associated facilities using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in accordance with standard ÑÏ ÐÊ 1.02-21-2007, regulatory and legal acts in force in Kazakhstan.

The Feasibility study included market analysis of UAVs, Technical/technological analysis, financial and economic analysis, environmental and social analysis, risk analysis, legal and institutional analysis and proposal of an optimum solution to implement an intellectual monitoring system of oil pipelines and associated facilities of KTO using UAV. 

Savvy Business sLTD acted as sub-contractor of Europa Energy Ltd. 

The services provided were:

  • Financial and economic analysis (CBA) taking into account the existing oil price as well as the existing security system expenditure;
  • Legal and institutional analysis in aviation sector including the flight of UAVs in Kazakhstan;
  • Legal review of the legislation of Kazakhstan, requirements for licensing and permitting;
  • Project management schemes for the whole project life cycle, with definition of legal basis, information on all participants of the project and their functions, as well as management structure including the assessment of financial expenditure indicating alternative options;
  • Schemes of interaction with the security organization of the client and legal structures of Kazakhstan for rapid response to situations occurring on oil pipelines and associated facilities of the client;
  • Schemes of interaction with the security organization of the client and legal structures of Kazakhstan for rapid response to situations occurring on oil pipelines and associated facilities of the client;
  • Analysis of the current situation in the oil transportation industry drafting of executive summary, initial report, final report;
  • Market analysis of the UAVs and payloads;
  • SWOT analysis;
  • Risk assessment (Quantitative and qualitative analysis in the field of security of oil pipelines) as well as quantitative and qualitative impact of the Project on minimization of existing risks;
  • Preparation of presentations to the client in English and Russian languages.
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Conformity Checking of the EU Port Directives 2017/2108, 2017/2109 and 2017/2110 with National Legislation

Savvy Business is a sub-consultant of Milieu Ltd Belgium and undertakes the review of national legislation for Bulgaria and Cyprus.

The objective of this contract (DG MOVE/D2/SER/2019-271/SI2.817924 – Port Directive) is to verify the completeness and conformity of national transposition and implementing measures with specific provisions of the Directives for EU Member States, following the notification of such measures to the Commission.

Description of services to be provided by Savvy Business

1. Desk research on transposition and practical implementation in Bulgaria and Cyprus of Directives (EU) 2017/2108, 2017/2109 and 2017/2110, which could include initiatives concerning implementation and likely impacts of such initiatives (such as analysis of the scope of a specific draft law and how it would affect implementation); explanation of relevant procedures and timelines for implementation; and relevant case law;

2. Completeness assessment of transposition of Directives (EU) 2017/2108, 2017/2109 and 2017/2110;

3. Conformity assessment of transposition of Directives (EU) 2017/2108, 2017/2109 and 2017/2110;

4. Translation into English of each national transposing provision used in the compliance assessment table.

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Provision of legal advice for incorporation of a company in Bulgaria in the tourism sector

Savvy Business sLTD has been involved in the establishment of a new company in asset management, real estate and tourism sector in Bulgaria. We have reviewed contracts with clients and provided advice for the expansion of the business on the local market and in the region.  In addition, we provided advice on Advice on corporate identification tools, such as branding, web page, purchase of domain, stamp, logo.

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Assistance with the application for electricity trading license in Albania and Bulgaria

Savvy Business sLTD has been involved in the preparation and submission of all documentation for the obtaining of electricity trading license in Albania and Bulgaria on behalf of an European energy trading company. The work to be carried out culminates with cooperation with the local authorities and the national energy regulators in view of providing clarifications and additional information according to the applicable legislation of the country.

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Conformity Assessment of the transposition of the Directives 2014/45/EU, 2014/46/EU AND 2014/47/EU

The objective of this contract is to carry out an in-depth legal analysis of the conformity of national transposition and implementing measures with specific provisions of the Directives for 28 Member States following the notification of such measures to the Commission, declaring the transposition to be complete. 

Savvy Business, as sub-contractor of Milieu Ltd is performing the Conformity Checking for Bulgaria, Cyprus and Greece. 
Description of the tasks: 
Task 1: Detailed conformity assessment of the Member States' national transposition measures - Directive 2014/45/EU, Directive 2014/46/EU, Directive 2014/47/EU
Task 2: Translation of the national transposition measures - Directive 2014/45/EU, Directive 2014/46/EU, Directive 2014/47/EU

 

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Consultancy on compiling inventory, assessment and prequalification selection of training service providers in Kazakhstan, Project: Skills and Jobs

The objective of the Project is compiling inventory, assessment and pre-qualification selection of training providers (TPs) in the Republic of Kazakhstan, under the contract KZSJ-2.2/CS-02-QCBS, within the IBRD Programme “Skills and Jobs Project Component 2”- Project ID: P150183. The services to be provided to the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Population of the Republic of Kazakhstan are as follows:  

·       Development of methodology for compiling inventory of all existing training providers, then carry out the fieldwork necessary to compile the inventory in all oblasts of the Republic of Kazakhstan (by industry and sector of the economy).

·       Conduction of prequalification TP’s assessment on the basis of the compiled inventory and further selection of pre-qualified workforce TPs.

·       Development of recommendations/mechanisms for the update of inventory and prequalification selection of TPs throughout the life of the project.

·    Development of a sustainability plan to identify the resources, capacities and institutional arrangements that would be required to be in place in order for inventory and prequalification of TPs to be sustainably continued beyond the life of the project.

 

 

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Consulting services for the development and phased implementation of the safety management system in accordance with the requirements of the International Code for the Management of Safe Operation of Ships and Pollution Prevention

The purpose of this project is to assist the client for expansion of its activities by developing of a safety management system (SMS) in accordance with the requirements of the International Code for the Management of Safe Operation of Ships and Pollution Prevention (ISM). In this sense, an examination of the internal documentation of the Client is conducted to bring it in line with international requirements and applicable laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of industrial safety and merchant shipping.

Services provided:

  • Development of draft documents of the SMS of the client in accordance with International Safety Management Code (ISMC) (policies, regulations, instructions, job descriptions);
  • Development of an Action plan for the implementation of the safety management system in accordance with ISMC;
  • Development of draft organizational structure of the company in accordance with ISMC;
  • Requirements for personnel (appointed person/persons, captains);
  •  Delivery of Training seminar for the client’s personnel concerning the issues of Safety Management Systems (SMS) and practices of implementation.
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Framework service contract with re-opening of competition "Legal, economic and technical assistance in the fields of energy and mobility and transport policies" - Lot 4: "Legal assistance in the field of Mobility and Transport"

The services required under the framework contract are of intellectual nature in the areas of legal assistance in the field of transport. The purpose of the framework contract is to provide the Contracting Authority with reports, analyses and other deliverables to be used in decision-making.

 The Consultant is expected to provide:

·         Analysis and studies concerning the completion and smooth operation of the internal market in transport, including aspects relating to public services and sector-specific regulation;

·         Systematic transposition check and systematic conformity check of the Member States legislation, regulatory or administrative provisions with EU rules in the field of and transport (including the possibility to request translations of the national legislation). Analysis of the application of these rules;

·         Analysis of specific cases in order to check their compatibility with EU law;

·         Studies on questions likely to be raised in the context of EU legislative initiatives, the application of directives with a view to their adaptation, and an examination of the relevant aspects of national, EU and international law;

·         Studies and analysis of the legal or de facto national, international or EU situation relating to a particular sector of transport or companies, and covering questions relating to market liberalization with regard to the freedom of establishment of companies and freedom to provide services;

·         Assessment and preparation of rules applicable to the transport sector relating to security, safety, interoperability and environmental protection;

·         Analysis and studies of the legal aspects of  transit or interconnection issues, questions relating to legal certainty, regulatory coordination, dispute-settlement procedures, guarantee and risk-coverage mechanisms and partnership agreements;

·         Analysis, studies and assessments to support exchange with third countries of legal, regulatory and economic best practices in transport policies;

·         Assistance in the examination of certain legal dossiers relating to transport; analysis and studies of the relationship between EU legislative initiatives and the particular international legal system governing international aviation and other transport modes;

·         Analyses and studies concerning regulatory simplification for the transport sector as well as simplification of transport documentation in the area of freight transport logistics;

·         State aid in the fields of mobility and transport (legal aspects).

 

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Framework service contract with re-opening of competition "Legal, economic and technical assistance in the fields of energy and mobility and transport policies" - Lot 1: "Legal assistance in the field of Energy"

The services required under the framework contract are of intellectual nature in the areas of legal assistance in the field of energy. The purpose of the framework contract is to provide the Contracting Authority with reports, analyses and other deliverables to be used in decision-making.

 The Consultant is expected to provide:

·         Analysis and studies concerning the completion and smooth operation of the internal market in energy, including aspects relating to public services and sector specific regulation;

·         Systematic transposition check and systematic conformity check of the Member States legislation, regulatory or administrative provisions with EU rules in the field of energy (including the possibility to request translations of the national legislation).

·         Analysis of the application of these rules;

·         Analysis of specific cases in order to check their compatibility with EU law;

·         Studies on questions likely to be raised in the context of EU legislative initiatives, the application of directives with a view to their adaptation, and an examination of the relevant aspects of national, EU and international law;

·         Studies and analysis of the legal or de facto national, international or EU situation relating to a particular sector of energy and covering questions relating to market liberalization with regard to the freedom of establishment of companies and freedom to provide services;

·         Assessment and preparation of rules applicable to the energy sector relating to security, safety, interoperability and environmental protection;

·         Analysis and studies of the legal aspects of EU external energy relations, including protecting and promoting investment in third countries, on production, transit or interconnection issues and in particular, questions relating to legal certainty, regulatory coordination, dispute-settlement procedures, guarantee and risk-coverage mechanisms, the European Energy Charter

·         Analysis, studies and assessments to support exchange with third countries of legal, regulatory and economic best practices in energy policies;

·         Assistance in the examination of certain legal dossiers relating to energy;

·         Analyses and studies concerning regulatory simplification for the energy sector

·         State aid in the fields of energy (legal aspects).

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Evaluation of “Support to the Implementation of the Transport Sector Strategy of Ukraine”

The project scope is the evaluation of the "Support to the Implementation of the Transport Sector Strategy of Ukraine" as well as complementary measures provided by the technical assistance project "Support the Implementation of the Transport Strategy of Ukraine".

The purpose of the evaluation is to provide evidence on the extent to which SBS has contributed to the achievement of its intended objectives, to identify key lessons and to produce recommendations to improve current and inform future choices on the sector reform contracts in Ukraine and on the cooperation between the EU in Ukraine in the transport sector.

The specific purpose for undertaking this evaluation is three-fold:

  • To evaluate the SBS Transport according to the standard OECD criteria;

  • Provide well-grounded evidence on the extent to which: a) the Budget Support aid modality is relevant and efficient to steer transition process in Ukraine, the extent to which the sector reform contract as an aid delivery method provided an added value; b) the SBS ENV enabled the Government of Ukraine to implement the relevant sector strategy and to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the National Transport Strategy (NTS); c) the SBS contributed to achieve sustainable results in the implementation of the NTS; d) indicators were chosen appropriately and achieved; e) the preconditions of budget support were in place before, during and after the implementation phase; 
    Assess the overall impact of the programme and lessons learned; formulate recommendation for a similar initiative in the future.

  • Study of the effects of EU-funded complementary measures (TA project ""Support the Implementation of the Transport Strategy of Ukraine"") to increase the capacity building as well as strengthening of the MoI role in streamlining of the transport component in sectorial policies and other EU-funded programmes on the subject.

Savvy Business was involved in the implementation of all above-mentioned activities, capitalizing on the previous experience in Ukraine and providing the key expert 2- Giorgi Turdzeladze.

 

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Elaboration of the Strategy of Establishment of the Supplier Development Service and Technical Assistance to Stakeholders

This project aims at the implementation of subcomponent 2.1. “Supplier Development Program”, a part of “Small and Medium Enterprises Competitiveness in Kazakhstan” project implemented by the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, with main objective to improve competitiveness of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and capacity of their management.

The goal of subcomponent 2.1. “Supplier Development Program” is to improve competitiveness of selected SME by providing recommendations and technical assistance on the strategy, institutional and regulatory framework, and implementation approach for the establishment and operation of Supplier Development Service.

This project includes the following key activities:

  • elaboration of draft Strategy of SDS establishment, including the institutional and regulatory framework;
  • elaboration of SDS Action Plan for implementation in 2017-2020;
  • elaboration of draft Regulation and organizational structure of SDS;

Technical assistance to stakeholders / workshops and study tour

 

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Mapping the legal and regulatory framework for residential prosumers in Romania

This project aims to provide an overview of the situation of residential prosumers, considered as regular households that consume and produce their own energy from renewable sources, in the EU. Under Task 1 of this project, Savvy Business has been subcontracted by Milieu Ltd. to perform the legal analysis regarding residential prosumers in Romania.

This assignment includes the following tasks:

  • Development of a national report mapping the regulatory framework in Romania, describing and assessing the legal and regulatory context regarding the conditions for residential prosumer generating the energy based on RES. The analysis covers all measures acting as incentives or obstacles for the take up of prosumers, framework for access to the grid and grid interconnectivity, types of residential prosumers, prevailing methods and systems for metering and billing applied to all types of residential prosumers.

The study will be instrumental in providing additional information to the European Commission about the drivers of self-consumption, the obstacles and incentives, the costs and benefits, the conditions for permitting, interconnecting, feeding power back into the grid, metering, billing (taking into account any feed-in-tariffs and subsidies) and applying taxes and network charges.

 

“Consultancy Service for the Identification, Feasibility Study and Preliminary Design for the "Rehabilitation of the District and Community Access Roads" Component of the Development Initiative for Northern Uganda
Country: Uganda
Dates: September 2016 – March 2017
Financing: European Commission
Partners: ARS Progetti SA/KLC Law Firm
Budget: 298,695 ˆ
“Road Safety Audit and Design Review of “Ukraine Road Rehabilitation and Safety Project”
Country: Ukraine
Dates: April 2016 – December 2017
Financing: EIB
Budget: 24.000ˆ
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Consulting Services for Developing Textbook Evaluation Requirements and Capacity-Building of Experts

The international consortium of Savvy Business – Astana-Kitap LLP (in cooperation with National and apodistrian University of Athens and Excellence Training Center LLP as sub-contractors) implements the project “Consulting Services for Developing Textbook Evaluation Requirements and Capacity-Building of Experts contracted by the Ministry of Education and Science of Republic of Kazakhstan.
The Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan is implementing The Education Modernization Project under technical and financial support of the World Bank Loan No. 8709-KZ.

The project’s objectives are:

1)  Analysis of foreign and domestic system of developing, evaluation, selection and approval of textbooks, and teaching and learning materials, teaching and learning aids (manuals), electronic educational publications (electronic textbooks, digital educational resources) for revealing of weaknesses and their solutions;

2)  Develop theoretical framework of modern textbook (theoretical principles and approaches);

3)  Develop requirements for the structure and content of textbooks and teaching and learning materials, including e-books in digital interactive format, and digital educational resources by subject areas and levels of secondary education.

4)  Develop methodology for assessing the quality of textbooks and teaching materials and aids, including e-books and digital educational resources.

5)  Develop methods and criteria for the evaluation of textbooks, teaching and learning materials, digital education resources by subject areas and levels of secondary education, approbation, monitoring the quality and provision of textbooks. 

6)  Building capacity of experts for textbook content evaluation.


The project duration is 14 month and among the most important deliverables’ of the project, here are few to be mentioned:

  • Study international best practices in developing requirements and criteria for textbooks, teaching materials, and e-books
  • Develop methodological tools to the Textbook Center of Kazakhstan in order to improve textbooks evaluation   
  • Develop methodology and criterion for textbooks evaluation for subject areas (ABC book -primary school), Kazakh and Russian (as mother tongue), Kazakh and Russian (as second language), Literature (Kazakh and Russian), Foreign languages, Mathematics, Algebra, Geometry, Computer sciences, Knowledge of the World, Geography, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History of Kazakhstan, World History, Introduction to Law, Crafts, Graphics and Design, Music, Basic military training.
  • Prepare and deliver face to face trainings to 40 Lead Evaluation Experts and asynchronous training through a Learning Management System (LMS) to 2000 evaluation experts from whole country

More than 24 academic scientists, professors, textbook authors, evaluators, teachers  and consultants are involved in order to deliver the project. 

 

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Consulting services to conduct the national baseline survey of the state of SMEs in Kazakhstan and development of the Concept of small and medium enterprise development aimed at increasing the contribution of SMEs to GDP to 50% by 2050

The project is governed by the Loan Agreement No.8477-KZ between the Republic of Kazakhstan (RK) and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), signed on July 20, 2015. The overall goal is to develop a set of specific short-term and long-term recommendations aimed at increasing the contribution of SMEs to GDP to 50% by 2050.

The specific objectives of the national baseline survey are to:

1) gain a deeper and better understanding of the small and medium business segments in Kazakhstan;

2) assess the contribution of small and medium businesses to the national economy, both formal and informal;

3) identify constraints and opportunities of the small and medium-sized business (legal framework, tax, incentives, overall and in different selected sectors etc.);

4) recommend reasonable ways of further development for different sectors of SMEs.

Scope of Services: 

Phase 1 - Preparation of a national baseline survey of SMEs and its detailed methodology development to support the private sector/SME development in Kazakhstan

Phase 2 - Implementation of a national baseline SME survey in at least 10 sectors of the economy of Kazakhstan, in which the SMEs operate

Phase 3 - Analysis of the economy of Kazakhstan, including among the SMEs and their development dynamics prospects, based on the information obtained during the national baseline survey

Phase 4 - Development of the Concept for the development of the SMEs in Kazakhstan in order to increase the share of SMEs in GDP to 50% by 2050 and the Action Plan for its implementation.

Savvy Business acting as sub-contractor of Euroconsultants SA being responsible to deliver the services of Phases 1 and 2, namely the preparation of methodology to undertake a large scale national survey of SMEs, the organization and delivery of the national baseline SME survey in 10 sectors of the economy of Kazakhstan ( Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles; Agriculture, forestry and fishing; Construction; Manufacturing sector; Transport and storage; Administrative and support service activities; Professional, scientific and technical activities; Accommodation and food services; Education; Information and communication). A sample of 1535 survey subjects, distributed in 31 different strata, have been subject to the national survey. International team has trained the local enumerators either before survey or during the survey (on the job training). Our international expert Michalis Karamanis has developed an IT-platform for the survey implementation supported by the operation of a Survey Support System (SSS), consisted of applications dynamically interconnected:

•          Web-based Questionnaire, through which participants can fill the questionnaire at their own convenience;

•          Contact Management Subsystem, through which the Survey Team will able to insert, edit and manage the contact details of the participants;

•          Authentication Subsystem, through which can be authenticated in order to be able to complete the questionnaires;

•          Communication Subsystem, through which dynamically generated e-mail campaigns can be implemented;

•          Back-Office / Management Subsystem, through which the management of the whole System will be possible.

Lastly our team has participated in the organization of some working groups to discuss the findings of the national survey and in the consultative workshops with various stakeholders (representatives of Ministry of National Economy, Atemeken, DAMU, associations, enterprises and World Bank) in order to present the results of the work.

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Feasibility study for the most optimal solution for intelligent monitoring of oil pipelines and associated facilities with the use of UAV’s

The overall objective of the project is conduct a feasibility study and elaboration of a techno-economic justification (Feasibility Study) for the implementation of an intellectual monitoring system of oil pipelines and associated facilities using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in accordance with standard ÑÏ ÐÊ 1.02-21-2007, regulatory and legal acts in force in Kazakhstan.

The Feasibility study included market analysis of UAVs, Technical/technological analysis, financial and economic analysis, environmental and social analysis, risk analysis, legal and institutional analysis and proposal of an optimum solution to implement an intellectual monitoring system of oil pipelines and associated facilities of KTO using UAV. 

Savvy Business sLTD acted as sub-contractor of Europa Energy Ltd. 

The services provided were:

  • Financial and economic analysis (CBA) taking into account the existing oil price as well as the existing security system expenditure;
  • Legal and institutional analysis in aviation sector including the flight of UAVs in Kazakhstan;
  • Legal review of the legislation of Kazakhstan, requirements for licensing and permitting;
  • Project management schemes for the whole project life cycle, with definition of legal basis, information on all participants of the project and their functions, as well as management structure including the assessment of financial expenditure indicating alternative options;
  • Schemes of interaction with the security organization of the client and legal structures of Kazakhstan for rapid response to situations occurring on oil pipelines and associated facilities of the client;
  • Schemes of interaction with the security organization of the client and legal structures of Kazakhstan for rapid response to situations occurring on oil pipelines and associated facilities of the client;
  • Analysis of the current situation in the oil transportation industry drafting of executive summary, initial report, final report;
  • Market analysis of the UAVs and payloads;
  • SWOT analysis;
  • Risk assessment (Quantitative and qualitative analysis in the field of security of oil pipelines) as well as quantitative and qualitative impact of the Project on minimization of existing risks;
  • Preparation of presentations to the client in English and Russian languages.
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Conformity Checking of the EU Port Directives 2017/2108, 2017/2109 and 2017/2110 with National Legislation

Savvy Business is a sub-consultant of Milieu Ltd Belgium and undertakes the review of national legislation for Bulgaria and Cyprus.

The objective of this contract (DG MOVE/D2/SER/2019-271/SI2.817924 – Port Directive) is to verify the completeness and conformity of national transposition and implementing measures with specific provisions of the Directives for EU Member States, following the notification of such measures to the Commission.

Description of services to be provided by Savvy Business

1. Desk research on transposition and practical implementation in Bulgaria and Cyprus of Directives (EU) 2017/2108, 2017/2109 and 2017/2110, which could include initiatives concerning implementation and likely impacts of such initiatives (such as analysis of the scope of a specific draft law and how it would affect implementation); explanation of relevant procedures and timelines for implementation; and relevant case law;

2. Completeness assessment of transposition of Directives (EU) 2017/2108, 2017/2109 and 2017/2110;

3. Conformity assessment of transposition of Directives (EU) 2017/2108, 2017/2109 and 2017/2110;

4. Translation into English of each national transposing provision used in the compliance assessment table.

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Provision of legal advice for incorporation of a company in Bulgaria in the tourism sector

Savvy Business sLTD has been involved in the establishment of a new company in asset management, real estate and tourism sector in Bulgaria. We have reviewed contracts with clients and provided advice for the expansion of the business on the local market and in the region.  In addition, we provided advice on Advice on corporate identification tools, such as branding, web page, purchase of domain, stamp, logo.

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Assistance with the application for electricity trading license in Albania and Bulgaria

Savvy Business sLTD has been involved in the preparation and submission of all documentation for the obtaining of electricity trading license in Albania and Bulgaria on behalf of an European energy trading company. The work to be carried out culminates with cooperation with the local authorities and the national energy regulators in view of providing clarifications and additional information according to the applicable legislation of the country.

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Conformity Assessment of the transposition of the Directives 2014/45/EU, 2014/46/EU AND 2014/47/EU

The objective of this contract is to carry out an in-depth legal analysis of the conformity of national transposition and implementing measures with specific provisions of the Directives for 28 Member States following the notification of such measures to the Commission, declaring the transposition to be complete. 

Savvy Business, as sub-contractor of Milieu Ltd is performing the Conformity Checking for Bulgaria, Cyprus and Greece. 
Description of the tasks: 
Task 1: Detailed conformity assessment of the Member States' national transposition measures - Directive 2014/45/EU, Directive 2014/46/EU, Directive 2014/47/EU
Task 2: Translation of the national transposition measures - Directive 2014/45/EU, Directive 2014/46/EU, Directive 2014/47/EU

 

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Consultancy on compiling inventory, assessment and prequalification selection of training service providers in Kazakhstan, Project: Skills and Jobs

The objective of the Project is compiling inventory, assessment and pre-qualification selection of training providers (TPs) in the Republic of Kazakhstan, under the contract KZSJ-2.2/CS-02-QCBS, within the IBRD Programme “Skills and Jobs Project Component 2”- Project ID: P150183. The services to be provided to the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Population of the Republic of Kazakhstan are as follows:  

·       Development of methodology for compiling inventory of all existing training providers, then carry out the fieldwork necessary to compile the inventory in all oblasts of the Republic of Kazakhstan (by industry and sector of the economy).

·       Conduction of prequalification TP’s assessment on the basis of the compiled inventory and further selection of pre-qualified workforce TPs.

·       Development of recommendations/mechanisms for the update of inventory and prequalification selection of TPs throughout the life of the project.

·    Development of a sustainability plan to identify the resources, capacities and institutional arrangements that would be required to be in place in order for inventory and prequalification of TPs to be sustainably continued beyond the life of the project.

 

 

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Consulting services for the development and phased implementation of the safety management system in accordance with the requirements of the International Code for the Management of Safe Operation of Ships and Pollution Prevention

The purpose of this project is to assist the client for expansion of its activities by developing of a safety management system (SMS) in accordance with the requirements of the International Code for the Management of Safe Operation of Ships and Pollution Prevention (ISM). In this sense, an examination of the internal documentation of the Client is conducted to bring it in line with international requirements and applicable laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of industrial safety and merchant shipping.

Services provided:

  • Development of draft documents of the SMS of the client in accordance with International Safety Management Code (ISMC) (policies, regulations, instructions, job descriptions);
  • Development of an Action plan for the implementation of the safety management system in accordance with ISMC;
  • Development of draft organizational structure of the company in accordance with ISMC;
  • Requirements for personnel (appointed person/persons, captains);
  •  Delivery of Training seminar for the client’s personnel concerning the issues of Safety Management Systems (SMS) and practices of implementation.
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Framework service contract with re-opening of competition "Legal, economic and technical assistance in the fields of energy and mobility and transport policies" - Lot 4: "Legal assistance in the field of Mobility and Transport"

The services required under the framework contract are of intellectual nature in the areas of legal assistance in the field of transport. The purpose of the framework contract is to provide the Contracting Authority with reports, analyses and other deliverables to be used in decision-making.

 The Consultant is expected to provide:

·         Analysis and studies concerning the completion and smooth operation of the internal market in transport, including aspects relating to public services and sector-specific regulation;

·         Systematic transposition check and systematic conformity check of the Member States legislation, regulatory or administrative provisions with EU rules in the field of and transport (including the possibility to request translations of the national legislation). Analysis of the application of these rules;

·         Analysis of specific cases in order to check their compatibility with EU law;

·         Studies on questions likely to be raised in the context of EU legislative initiatives, the application of directives with a view to their adaptation, and an examination of the relevant aspects of national, EU and international law;

·         Studies and analysis of the legal or de facto national, international or EU situation relating to a particular sector of transport or companies, and covering questions relating to market liberalization with regard to the freedom of establishment of companies and freedom to provide services;

·         Assessment and preparation of rules applicable to the transport sector relating to security, safety, interoperability and environmental protection;

·         Analysis and studies of the legal aspects of  transit or interconnection issues, questions relating to legal certainty, regulatory coordination, dispute-settlement procedures, guarantee and risk-coverage mechanisms and partnership agreements;

·         Analysis, studies and assessments to support exchange with third countries of legal, regulatory and economic best practices in transport policies;

·         Assistance in the examination of certain legal dossiers relating to transport; analysis and studies of the relationship between EU legislative initiatives and the particular international legal system governing international aviation and other transport modes;

·         Analyses and studies concerning regulatory simplification for the transport sector as well as simplification of transport documentation in the area of freight transport logistics;

·         State aid in the fields of mobility and transport (legal aspects).

 

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Framework service contract with re-opening of competition "Legal, economic and technical assistance in the fields of energy and mobility and transport policies" - Lot 1: "Legal assistance in the field of Energy"

The services required under the framework contract are of intellectual nature in the areas of legal assistance in the field of energy. The purpose of the framework contract is to provide the Contracting Authority with reports, analyses and other deliverables to be used in decision-making.

 The Consultant is expected to provide:

·         Analysis and studies concerning the completion and smooth operation of the internal market in energy, including aspects relating to public services and sector specific regulation;

·         Systematic transposition check and systematic conformity check of the Member States legislation, regulatory or administrative provisions with EU rules in the field of energy (including the possibility to request translations of the national legislation).

·         Analysis of the application of these rules;

·         Analysis of specific cases in order to check their compatibility with EU law;

·         Studies on questions likely to be raised in the context of EU legislative initiatives, the application of directives with a view to their adaptation, and an examination of the relevant aspects of national, EU and international law;

·         Studies and analysis of the legal or de facto national, international or EU situation relating to a particular sector of energy and covering questions relating to market liberalization with regard to the freedom of establishment of companies and freedom to provide services;

·         Assessment and preparation of rules applicable to the energy sector relating to security, safety, interoperability and environmental protection;

·         Analysis and studies of the legal aspects of EU external energy relations, including protecting and promoting investment in third countries, on production, transit or interconnection issues and in particular, questions relating to legal certainty, regulatory coordination, dispute-settlement procedures, guarantee and risk-coverage mechanisms, the European Energy Charter

·         Analysis, studies and assessments to support exchange with third countries of legal, regulatory and economic best practices in energy policies;

·         Assistance in the examination of certain legal dossiers relating to energy;

·         Analyses and studies concerning regulatory simplification for the energy sector

·         State aid in the fields of energy (legal aspects).

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Evaluation of “Support to the Implementation of the Transport Sector Strategy of Ukraine”

The project scope is the evaluation of the "Support to the Implementation of the Transport Sector Strategy of Ukraine" as well as complementary measures provided by the technical assistance project "Support the Implementation of the Transport Strategy of Ukraine".

The purpose of the evaluation is to provide evidence on the extent to which SBS has contributed to the achievement of its intended objectives, to identify key lessons and to produce recommendations to improve current and inform future choices on the sector reform contracts in Ukraine and on the cooperation between the EU in Ukraine in the transport sector.

The specific purpose for undertaking this evaluation is three-fold:

  • To evaluate the SBS Transport according to the standard OECD criteria;

  • Provide well-grounded evidence on the extent to which: a) the Budget Support aid modality is relevant and efficient to steer transition process in Ukraine, the extent to which the sector reform contract as an aid delivery method provided an added value; b) the SBS ENV enabled the Government of Ukraine to implement the relevant sector strategy and to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the National Transport Strategy (NTS); c) the SBS contributed to achieve sustainable results in the implementation of the NTS; d) indicators were chosen appropriately and achieved; e) the preconditions of budget support were in place before, during and after the implementation phase; 
    Assess the overall impact of the programme and lessons learned; formulate recommendation for a similar initiative in the future.

  • Study of the effects of EU-funded complementary measures (TA project ""Support the Implementation of the Transport Strategy of Ukraine"") to increase the capacity building as well as strengthening of the MoI role in streamlining of the transport component in sectorial policies and other EU-funded programmes on the subject.

Savvy Business was involved in the implementation of all above-mentioned activities, capitalizing on the previous experience in Ukraine and providing the key expert 2- Giorgi Turdzeladze.

 

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Elaboration of the Strategy of Establishment of the Supplier Development Service and Technical Assistance to Stakeholders

This project aims at the implementation of subcomponent 2.1. “Supplier Development Program”, a part of “Small and Medium Enterprises Competitiveness in Kazakhstan” project implemented by the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, with main objective to improve competitiveness of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and capacity of their management.

The goal of subcomponent 2.1. “Supplier Development Program” is to improve competitiveness of selected SME by providing recommendations and technical assistance on the strategy, institutional and regulatory framework, and implementation approach for the establishment and operation of Supplier Development Service.

This project includes the following key activities:

  • elaboration of draft Strategy of SDS establishment, including the institutional and regulatory framework;
  • elaboration of SDS Action Plan for implementation in 2017-2020;
  • elaboration of draft Regulation and organizational structure of SDS;

Technical assistance to stakeholders / workshops and study tour

 

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Mapping the legal and regulatory framework for residential prosumers in Romania