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Neil Bolland

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Infrastructure Development

44 years of professional experience largely dedicated to the identification, formulation, procurement, management and supervision of complex infrastructure projects. For the past 20 years, exclusively involved in sector programming, and project cycle management of an extensive and varied range of IFI and EU-funded infrastructure projects in the Middle East, Western Balkans and Eastern Europe; Direct responsibility for managing teams of experts involved in the implementation of EU-funded assistance programmes in Candidate Countries (as Infrastructure Programme Manager with the European Agency for Reconstruction, Montenegro) and pre-Accession Countries (Turkey) and comprising an extensive range of municipal, environment and transport-related infrastructure projects (sewerage, wastewater treatment), road & rail transport and in the social sector;
The range of specialised inputs includes:
Project identification and prioritisation;
Pre-feasibility and feasibility studies, technical designs and preparation of funding applications for IPA
Preparation of tender dossiers (22 works tender dossiers under FIDIC Red Book, 47 tender dossiers under EC PRAG Conditions of Contract, 15 services tender dossiers);
Works and services contract procurement (Prior Information Notices, Contract Notices, shortlisting of services contractors, works and services tender evaluation and award procedures);
Procurement planning;
Project monitoring and evaluation;
Input to preparation of Multi-annual Indicative Planning Documents (Montenegro);
Sector development strategies (environment, transport);
Project cycle management.
In-depth knowledge of EBRD, EIB and EC PRAG procurement procedures, as well as bilateral donors such as the Spanish bilateral programme;
Excellent reporting, communication and negotiation skills and a thorough knowledge of all the reporting requirements for EU- and IFI-funded investment projects;
Long-term work experience in the IPA region, in particular in the Western Balkans including 7 years as staff member of EAR in Montenegro.

Neil's skills

  • Investments
  • Project Accountability
  • Project M&E
  • Procurement
  • Budget Management
  • Project Closure
  • Project Design & Development
  • Project Oversight
  • Project Reporting
  • Project Start-up


  • Institutional Development
  • Railways
  • Roads & Highways
  • Urban Transport
  • Rural Water & Sanitation
  • Urban Water & Sanitation
  • Water Supply & Sanitation Reform

Geographical Expertise

  • EU 28
  • Europe Non EU
  • Western Asia
  • United Kingdom
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • Serbia
  • Turkey
  • State of Palestine

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