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Experiences of the KOBIKO team concern among other things the following activities:

  1. Preparation of feasibility studies and applications for Structural /ISPA /Cohesion Funds in water/wastewater and other public services sectors for:

    • Ministry of Economy, Labour and Social Policy,
    • Gmina Stanisławów,
    • Poviat Puck,
    • Water and waste water enterprise (commercial company) in Ostrołęka,
    • City of Myślibórz,
    • City of Pniewy,
    • City of Sochaczew.
    • City of Siedlce,
    • Gmina Stare Babice,
    • Gmina Małkinia Górna,
    • City of Nowy Targ.

  2. Legal and institutional consultancy and organisational work for the European Commission and the City of Warsaw in Framework Contract for Provision of TA for Analysing and Monitoring Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Operations in ISPA Countries - Warsaw Waste Water Treatment Phase II- Project Preparation Services.

  3. Preparation of Business plan of investment project - Installation for a catalytic process of poliolefin. Project financed by the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management.

  4. Consulting services for the City of Ostrołęka with regard to the improvement of the whole sewage system in the City and neighbouring municipalities. Work in the project was to include: analysis of different alternatives, preparation of feasibility study and other documents required by UE (Cohesion Fund).

  5. Preparing the feasibility study of sewage investment in the City of Gdańsk in order to receive financing from EU funds.

  6. Preparation of the multi-year water and sewer tariff prognosis for Water and Wastewater Company Ltd. in the City of Łódź.

  7. Legal consultancy on PPP in Gmina Łuków.

  8. Preparation of the local development strategy for the City of Nowe Miasto nad Pilicą.

  9. Preparation of the feasibility study of water and sewage investments in Gmina Łomianki.

  10. Preparing applications together with business plans of investments in polish dairies in order to get financing from UE (SAPARD).

  11. Analysing financial and economic aspects concerning "The programme of sustainable development and environment protection for Warsaw district - Bielany".

  12. Preparing the feasibility study of incubator for advanced technology enterprises at Warsaw Technopolis, which is planned to be built by Military University of Technology in Warsaw.

  13. Creation of a regional system for the promotion of innovation in the SME sector outside the metropolitan area of the Mazowieckie Province basing on Danish experience: "Training for couching and SME innovation support" in cooperation with Regional Development Agency in Ostrołęka.

  14. Preparing applications for municipalities in order to receive financing from SAPARD for investments in water infrastructure.

  15. Preparing information package for changing sewer and water tariffs for municipal companies in polish gminas: Zelów, Tarnowskie Góry, Dobrodzień, Siedlce, Pleszew, Wołomin, Nowa Dęba, Konstancin - Jeziorna consistent with a new law on water and wastewater services.

  16. Cooperation with UNIDO Investment and Technology Promotion Office in Warsaw in preparation of the UNIDO's program for technological strategy implementation and the training: "Technology transfer in environmental sector".

  17. TA service concerning analyses of advisability of maintaining productivity and modernization of the Central, Praski and Northern water supplies in Warsaw. The order is realized from resources of Warsaw City in the Water and Sewage Municipal Enterprise.

  18. Advisory services in the project for increasing local government access to the capital market implemented by the Research Triangle Institute for the Housing and Urban Development Office with the financial support of the U.S. Agency for International Development. In this project we cooperated in the development of regulatory standards concerning access to services and fee-setting methodologies in the water and sewer service industry. We also organized and led training sessions for future water standards trainers.

  19. Preparing draft legislation on water and sewer services as well as ordinances on fee setting in cooperation with Research Triangle Institute (USA) and Housing and Urban Development Office.

  20. Preparing the analyses of local housing and local transport system in Lviv in Ukraine. The goal of the Program is to prepare the comprehensive proposal of organization and functioning of these two municipal sectors in Lviv.

  21. Restructuring of municipal economy and municipal multi-branch enterprise in Stoszowice.

  22. Legal consultancy for Municipal Economy and Housing Budgetary Enterprise in Karpacz concerning financial issues in providing water and wastewater services.

  23. Legal advisory for SAUR NEPTUN Gdańsk Water and Sewage Company concerning tariff setting and profit earnings issues in the light of the new water law (changes in the contract with the City of Gdansk).

  24. Preparing feasibility study of sewage treatment plant and sewer system in gmina Nasielsk - Phare 2002. Work in the project was to include: financial capacity, debt service and cash flows analyses; balance sheet and income and loss statement analyses; setting the proper user fees; SWOT and sensibility analyses; appraisal of the investment and profitability analyses.

  25. Analyzing budget, creditworthiness and investment plans of gmina Radzyń Podlaski and preparing the municipal bond issue.

  26. Participating in the Water and Wastewater Standards Program (a part of USAID's Local Government Partnership Program). The goal of this project was to increase the level of cost recovery in water and sewage companies in two polish cities: Kielce and Siedlce, via adoption of the standards developed by the Water Standards Board acting under the auspices of the Housing and Urban Development Office. This is to be achieved by the setting of new user fees in accordance with the methodology set forth in the standards. Work in the project was to include:

    • analysis of the management of water and sewer services, both on the municipality and the company level;
    • creation of an enterprise financial model (including three-year financial projections);
    • organization of training and presentations of the results of enterprise analyses (including setting parameters for fees, e.g., planned revenues, investment plans, and types of fees), and
    • analysis of the management of water and sewer services, both on the municipality and the company level;
    • creation of an enterprise financial model (including three-year financial projections);
    • organization of training and presentations of the results of enterprise analyses (including setting parameters for fees, e.g., planned revenues, investment plans, and types of fees), and
    • setting of fees for the following year on the basis of previously agreed upon parameters.

  27. Credit application for National Environmental Protection Fund on financing the water and sewage investment in Brest (Belarus). The goal of the project is to reduce the threat from stored sludge at the Brest WWTP.

  28. Economic-financial analyses for the feasibility study of building of wind energy plant in the south of Poland (Rymanów). Work in the project was to include: financial capacity, debt service and cash flows analyses; balance sheet and income and loss statement analyses; setting the proper fees for supplying energy; SWOT and sensibility analyses; appraisal of the investment and profitability analyses.

  29. Comprehensive financial analyses for feasibility studies of Water and Sewage Companies in gminas: Dębe Wielkie, Stryków and Reszel. The main goal of the assignment was to develop public-private partnership projects. Work in the project was to include: financial capacity, debt service and cash flows analyses; balance sheet and income and loss statement analyses; setting of proper user fees; SWOT and sensibility analyses; appraisal of the investment and profitability analyses.

  30. Advising the management of the Water and Sewage Company in Nowa Dęba in strategic planning. The project included analysis of the management of water and sewer services in the company (organization, financing and setting of fees) with the aim to develop strategic plan for the future.

  31. Analyzing budget, creditworthiness and investment plans of gmina Srokowo.

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