Request for Expressions of Interest (REoI) at Abuja Bus Rapid Transit System (Abuja-BRT)

Abuja Bus Rapid Transit System (Abuja-BRT)

Consultancy Services For:

Review of Conceptual Design and available studies for a Long Term Integrated Abuja-BRT System and Detailed Design for the Pilot Corridor

Request for Expressions of Interest (REoI)

The Federal Capital Territory Administration, Transport Secretariat (FCTA-TS) has made plans for a bus based rapid mass transit system for Abuja. The FCTA-TS vision is to have a sustainable high-quality, low-cost public transportation system that will offer affordable mobility and better quality of life to the urban population in the city and its environs, especially the urban majority. The envisioned system should be environmentally sustainable. operate on specialized infrastructure and be commercially viable. The FCTA-TS has identified the BRT to be the main component of its long term city vision for modernizing transport within the urban area, which is now characterized by unreliable, unsafe, and low capacity public transportation without a predictable fare regime and with high levels of emissions.

The objective of the assignment is to review the developed integrated long term conceptual designs for a BRT System for Abuja as well as all available studies. The objective also includes the development of detailed Engineering design for a pilot BRT on an identified corridor currently estimated to be 20 Km and including ancillary infrastructure.

The scope of the project calls for knowledge and experience in BRT systems design and implementation hence competencies in transport modeling; urban traffic engineering design, architectural design: mass transit operations design; design of BRT technical components (such as fare collection and advanced transit control systems) and traffic management measures. Other competencies include ability to carry out financial and commercial modeling; social and environmental impact analysis; review of institutional and regulatory regime and socio-economic assessment.

The Federal Government of Nigeria has therefore applied for a grant from the Clean Technology Funds (CTF) through the African Development Bank towards the cost of the preparatory studies for this Project and intends to apply the proceeds of this grant to cover eligible payments under the contract for the consultancy service which shall be carried out in two phases, namely.

Phase 1:      Review of available studies including conceptual design, Transport demand and supply data, socio-economic information along the project corridor and any other area relevant to the project. Where necessary, more data shall be collected and analyzed to update existing information and transport model. Develop/update preliminary design as necessary and prepare Environmental and Resettlement Action Plan including economic evaluations of alternatives.

Phase 2:      Detailed Engineering designs and preparations of Tender documents

The FCTA-TS on behalf of the Government of Nigeria, now invites interested consulting firms to express their interest in providing the above services. Interested consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the services. The short-listing criteria will include but not limited to evidence showing the fields of specialty of the firm (profile/brochures); evidence showing the technical and managerial capabilities of the firm in the field of assignment: experience of working in a similar geographical region; description of similar assignment; availability of appropriate skills among staff, and availability of essential technology etc. For each project performed the consultant shall provide the name and contact address of the client (office and email address, and telephone number), date(s) of execution, name(s) of lead and associate firms, contract amount and financing sources. Consultants may associate to enhance skills and qualifications.

This call for Expression of Interest does not constitute a solicitation. The Bank reserves the right to change or cancel the requirement at any time during the EoI and/or solicitation process. Bank also reserves the right to require compliance with additional conditions as and when issuing the financial solicitation documents. Submitting a reply to a call for EOI, does not automatically guarantee receipt of solicitation documents when issued.

After evaluation of the Expressions of Interest, specific short lists will be prepared and only those short-listed firms will be invited to submit proposals based on the specific terms of reference for the assignment. Eligibility criteria, establishment of the short-list and the selection procedure shall be in accordance with the procedures set out in the African Development Bank Rules and procedures for use of consultants May 2008 Edition, and as revised July 2012, which is available in the Bank’s Website at .

Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below from 0900 to 4:00 pm. Monday to Friday exclusive of public holidays.

Expression of interest in English language (three hard copies and a soft copy) must be delivered to the address below by 31st March 2014 at 4:00pm.  The envelop should be marked “Expression of Interest for the Preparatory studies for the Abuja Urban Transport Project”

Att. Engr. Wilson Unogwu

Director- FCTA-TS Project Office

Nigerian Reinsurance Corporation Building

5th Floor, plot 748 Herbert Macaulay

Way central Area, Abuja


Tel: +2348138195860, + 2348054942895

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