Request for Expression of Interest: Consultancy Service for Construction Supervision of Bakolori Irrigation Scheme Rehabilitation and Conversion Works at The Federal Ministry of Water Resources through its Project Management Unit (PMU)
Federal Republic of Nigeria
Federal Ministry of Water Resources
Transforming Irrigation Management in Nigeria
Request for Expression of Interest
Project ID No: P123112
Credit No: CR 5506 -NG
Assignment Title: Consultancy Service for Construction Supervision of Bakolori Irrigation Scheme Rehabilitation and Conversion Works
Reference No. (FMWR/TRIMING/QCBS/2015/01)
The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) has received a credit from the International Development Association (IDA) towards the cost of the Transforming Irrigation Management in Nigeria (TRIMING) Project and it intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services
The TRIMING Project Development Objective is to improve access to irrigation and drainage services and to strengthen institutional arrangements for integrated water resources management and agriculture service delivery in selected large-scale public schemes in Northern Nigeria.
The principal proposed investment components are the following: Water Resources Management and Dam Operations Improvement: Irrigation Development and Management; Enhancing Agricultural Productivity and Support to Value Chains Development and Institutional Development and Project Management. The Implementing Agency for the Borrower (Government of Nigeria) is the Federal Ministry of Water Resources (FMWR). The FMWR has appointed a Project Management Unit (PMU) to manage all aspects of procurement, management, payments and disbursement applications for the Project.
The consulting services (“the Services”) include supervision of the Rehabilitation and Reconversion of Bakolori Irrigation scheme (BIS) the Rehabilitation works is expected to be for the period of 3 to 5 years.
The scope of the services would include, but not limited to:
(i) Supervision of rehabilitation works for all irrigation infrastructure of the rehabilitation area: supply outlet, main canals, laterals, etc
(ii) Supervision of construction of all irrigation infrastructure: secondary canals, laterals, etc.
(iii) Review and update the Operation and Maintenance Manual together with an effective implementation plan.
The Consulting firm should have proven capacities to supervise construction rehabilitation works of irrigation/water resources development projects according to World Bank guidelines.
The Federal Ministry of Water Resources through its Project Management Unit (PMU) now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services.
Interested Consulting firms should submit their company profiles detailing experience in Irrigation and Drainage works, supervision carried out in the last 20 years of similar nature to the current proposed assignment with scope not less than 1000ha of irrigated land. Verifiable evidences like letters of awards, completion certificates and any other supporting document. The short-listing criteria are:
(a) Evidence of general experience of supervision/management of construction contract in irrigation development infrastructures at a similar scale.
(b) Evidence of core business and number of years in business.
(c) Availability of appropriate skills among staff.
(d) Firm’s experience in similar assignment with technical and managerial organization of firm (minimum 10 years in irrigation and drainage infrastructure supervision).
(e) Firm’s experience in working in similar conditions/environment; and
(f) Annual turn-over in the last five years should at least be US$ 1.0 million or its equivalent.
The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and employment of Consultants (under IBRD loans and IDA Credit and Grants) by World Bank borrowers, January 2011 edition (Consultants Guidelines) setting forth the World Bank Policy on Conflict of Interest.
Interested consultants may obtain further information from the address below during office hours between 08:00 and 5:00pm, (Local time Monday to Friday) and/or send an email to the Project Coordinator at: email@example.com
Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance the quality of their submission.
A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the QCBS method set out in the World Bank’s Consultant Guidelines.
A hard copy of Expression of Interest must be delivered to the address below in person or by courier not later than 2:00 pm, local time on 22nd May, 2015.
The Project Coordinator,
Transforming Irrigation Management in Nigeria Project,
Federal Ministry of Water Resources,
Plot 1402, Abba Kyari Street, Off Adesoji Aderemi Street,
Tel: +234 803 839 1469, +234 805 2048 706