PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has won the European Investment Bank (EIB) tender aimed at engaging international consultants in development of a new logistics network for Ukrposhta.
“With the technical assistance of the EIB, Ukrposhta will continue its infrastructure renewal. Within the next 6 months, international consultants will develop detailed investment cases for transformation of the current Ukrposhta’s logistics network that consists of 35 sorting centers and more than 200 transport parking sites.
Using a specialized software and taking into account the estimated volumes and quality level standards the experts will suggest the best location for the sorting centers as well as their production capacity and reasonable automation level. The investment needs and their payback period will be estimated accurately. It is important that the cases, created within the project, will get forthwith review and appraisal of the Luxembourg based technical experts of the EIB, that is considered as one of the potential investors“, said Oleksandr Pertsovskyi, the First Deputy Director General of Ukrposhta.
Under the terms of the tender PwC consultants will develop several alternative options for a new logistics network structure that will be modeled using a specialized software.
The project will last for 6 months and, upon its completion, an investment case will be created that can be funded by the European Investment Bank along with the other international organizations.
To participate in the bid, companies applied for participation by June 18, all tender offers were accepted until July 2 and on July 4 the tender offers were opened.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is a long-term lending institution that represents the interests and owned by the EU Member States. As the largest multilateral borrower and lender in the world, the EIB provides funding and expertise for reliable and stable investment projects. The institution finances projects in Ukraine based on the mandate of the EU external lending. This mandate provides the EIB with a EU budget guarantee for projects that are of considerable interest to the EU and its eastern neighbors in the areas of social and economic infrastructure, local private sector development and climate change.
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) with offices in 158 countries and more than 250,000 people, is among the leading professional services networks in the world. PwC has dedicated postal and logistics sector advisory practice. The team dedicated to Ukrposhta’s project successfully delivered similar project e.g. for Polish Post and Hungarian Post.