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Establishment of Tourism Destination Partnerships to Accelerate Tourism Recovery Planning in Four Municipalities in Southern Albania/Saranda

District Berat - Vlore - Gjirokastër
Loan No 8656- ALB.
Source of Loan/Financed by:
Loan Amount by Currency
Project Title Project for Integrated Urban and Tourism Development (PIUTD)
Description of the Project Budget: 63.8 million Euros
Financed by: World Bank
Timeline: 2017 – 2022. The project has become effective in April 2017 and shall take 5 years.
Geographic coverage:3 regions (Vlora, Berati, Gjirokastra); 4 municipalities (Saranda, Gjirokastra, Berati, Përmeti) and the tourist corridor going through this region.
Beneficiaries: 84 thousand inhabitants and about 300 thousand tourists.
Objective: Improve urban infrastructure, promote tourism, and strengthen institutional capacities to support tourism and develop the local economy in selected areas in the south of Albania.

Component 1. Urban design and improvement of infrastructure
Finances the drafting of projects for the implementation of urban projects and for improving the municipality infrastructure in four urban centers: Saranda, Gjirokastra, Berati, and Përmeti.
Investments in these selected municipalities shall include the rehabilitation of the following:
  • Public spaces (e.g. parks, squares, pedonale / pedestrian streets (pedestrian streets);
  • Road network, intermodal junctions and accompanying infrastructure (.e.g. sidewalks, crossroads, road lights, bicycle lanes, bus stations);
  • Restoration of selected buildings of heritage and facades of selected buildings;
  • Improve tourist areas (e.g. entry roads, visitor centers, parking places, tourist road signs).
  • Rehabilitation of the water supply shall be supported accordingly.
This component shall also finance the preparation of urban projects, feasibility studies, engineering projects, and the supervision of construction projects; the underground infrastructure shall be part of the improved road network, when necessary.

Component 2. Improvement of touristic sites
Finances investments intended at improving tourist sites to be selected along the touristic corridor in the South Albania. Investments shall include the restoration of objects of cultural heritage and asset, and the improvement of the support infrastructure. This component is also going to finance the preparation of the visibility studies, site management plans, engineering projects, and supervision of construction projects.

Component 3. Tourism and product development market
This component is going to finance capacity building activities for improving municipality management and tourism-based local economic development.
Tender object Establishment of Tourism Destination Partnerships to Accelerate Tourism Recovery Planning in Four Municipalities in Southern Albania/Saranda
Reference No. AL-ADF-255195-CS-INDV
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Type of Contract
Procurement Method
Stage Procedure Announced the Winner
Tender Announcement Date 07-10-2021
Opening Date for Submission of Bids 07-10-2021
Closing Date for Submission of Bids 04-11-2021
No. of Bidders 3
Bidders Name of consultants that expressed their interest:

1. Mike Sharrocks
2. Soraldo Nebo
3. Albana Sejko
Successful Bidder /Supplier / Provider
  • Albana Sejko -
  • The winning bid ALL without vat
    Bidder Announcement date 27-05-2022
    Contract date
    Contract Value including VAT
    Contract Milestones Due Dates The contract will be for an initial period of 3 months, renewable for 7 months (or project duration), based on the satisfactory performance of the incumbent’s duties and responsibilities
    Cancellation reason
    Notes The selection method to be applied will be through Individual Consultant Selection (ICs), in accordance with the procedures set out the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers” (January 2011, revised July 2014).
    Transaction / Actual Spending
    Relevant published Bulletin
    Tender Announcement
    Announcement of Winner
    Announcement of Contract Signing
    Request for expressions of interest (REOI)
    Terms of Reference for 4 Local Tourism Coordinators (one per each city: Berat, AL-ADF-254593-CS-INDV; Përmet REF No: AL-ADF-255193-CS-INDV; Gjirokastra REF No: AL-ADF-255194 -CS-INDV; Saranda REF No: AL-ADF-255195-CS-INDV)
    Contract Award

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