Request for Expression of Interest; Consultancy Services for Organizational Diagnosis of Nine (9) Water Agencies at Federal Ministry of Water Resources
Federal Ministry of Water Resources
3rd National Urban Water Sector Reform Project
Request for Expression of Interest
Project Title: 3RD National Urban Water Sector Reform Project
Credit No. CR 5416-NG
Assignment Title: Consultancy Services for Organizational Diagnosis of Nine (9) Water Agencies.
Reference No: 3NUWSRP/QCBS/01/15
The Federal Government of Nigeria has received financing from the World Bank towards the cost of the National Urban Water Sector Reform Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for Consulting services.
The consulting services (“the Services”) include in-depth and holistic diagnosis of the institutional and organizational framework, human resources system, financial management system, commercial services, infrastructure as well as operational and maintenance systems thereby identifying their key challenges and make recommendations for the changes to improve the Agencies.
The services require critical diagnosis of the Legal, Regulatory and Institutional Framework, and an assessment of the Human Resources Systems, Commercial, Financial, Technical, Operational (operations and maintenance), and Management situation of the State Water Agencies. The firms are expected to consult with all relevant stakeholders; and make recommendations of changes to the Legal and Institutional Framework and other essential interventions needed to strengthen the Agencies. The output of the assignment will include diagnostic reports to extended stakeholders including recommendations on the best suitable intervention for strengthening and repositioning the SWAs to better serve customers effectively and efficiently as well as becoming more commercially viable and sustainable.
The Federal Ministry of Water Resources now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services.
The Short listing Criteria Are:
- description of similar assignments,
- availability of appropriate skills, and
- availability of suitable human and other logistic resources
The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment Of Consultants IDA Credits by World Bank Borrowers Published In January 1997 (Revised September 1997, January 1999, May, 2002, May 2004 and 2011). (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.
Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications.
Due to the nature of these assignments only Consulting firms possessing demonstrable knowledge, experience, expertise and performance in projects of similar nature or in this field of activities are encouraged to participate. If interested send an EOI with a minimum often pages responding to the following;
- Explanation of the firm’s understanding of the work to be performed;
- A capability statement indicating a proposed approached;
- Minimum ten years’ experience of firm in relevant sector;
- Provide at least three examples of the firm’s similar work in Nigeria, West Africa or from the rest of Africa. Basically this is a description of similar assignments in similar socioeconomic conditions.
Firms will be shortlisted based on the responses to the above points and selected in accordance with the Quality Cost Based Selection (QCBS) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.
Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 9:00am -5:00pm
Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by 2pm local Nigerian time on or before, 3rd September, 2015
The National Project Coordinator
National Urban Water Sector Reform Project
20, Lingu Crescent, Off Aminu Kano Crescent,
Wuse II, Abuja, Nigeria