Expression of Interest; EKO-UP Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment (SESA) Study by Lagos State Government

Expression of Interest

EKO-UP Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment (SESA) Study

Federal Republic of Nigeria

Lagos State Government

Ref: AFD Financing – CNG 1000/1006 – Consulting Services

Context

The Federal Government of Nigeria, on its “Vision 20-2020” strategic plan, emphasizes the need to improve the living conditions of 50% of Nigeria’s urban population. Apart from Lagos, several major cities are also facing issues of rapid urbanization leading to the development of informal settlements, including Abuja, Ibadan, Jos, Kano, and Kaduna.

In accordance with the national priorities set out in the “Vision 20-2020”

strategic plan, the Lagos State Government has endorsed this national priority and requested an intervention by AFD in the urban development sector.

Based on a feasibility study which was validated in December 2014, the AFD Board and the Federal Executive Council have approved the financing of 100M USD (AFD’s sovereign long term loan) in order to support

The Lagos State Urban Renewal Authority (LASURA) for upgrading of two among the largest and oldest slums in Lagos, which together host between 200,000 and 300,000 inhabitants: Amukoko (Ifelodun LCDA) and Bariga (Bariga LCDA).

The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) for the construction of solid waste management facilities within the state and improvement of solid waste management into the two selected slums where the public service is impeded by lack of accessibility.

the program management activities by the Development Partnership Department (DPD) of Lagos State, and implementing activities by LASURA and LAWMA, in order to assure coordination of the two components and fluent communication among the various stakeholders.

Due to (i) the complexity of the project and the wide range of stakeholders involved, (ii) it’s likely environmental and social issues (preliminary E&S scoping Missions were conducted in May-June 2014) (iii) the social and resettlement issues that emerged from former urban renewal projects in Lagos (see LMDGP, Badia RAP, etc.), and (iv) the need for the project to conform to the lender’s (French Agency for Development – AFD) safeguard policy (based on the World Bank Safeguard Policies), a Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment (SESA) needs to be conducted on EKO-UP. 

Scope of the Request for Expressions of Interest

The Lagos State Government has received a financing from the AFD for the following services: “EKO-UP Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment (SESA)” (Project Preparatory Fund – CNG 1000 /1006) DPD has been designated by the Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget (MEPB) as the entity responsible to coordinate and mobilize the appropriate stakeholders for its success. DPD shall prepare the short-list of consultants firms (the Consultant) from which proposals for the expected services could be requested.

The SESA shall enable to integrate environmental and social considerations into EKO-UP Project in a manner consistent with Nigeria’s and Lagos State’s environmental and social laws and regulations and the World Bank’s environmental and social safeguard policies.

The Consultancy Services will produce the Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment (SESA), along with an Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) and a Resettlement Policy Framework (RPF), in order to guide and to facilitate the establishment of future specific Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIAs), Environmental and Social Management Plans (ESMPs) and Resettlement Action Plans (RAPs) as needed for every sub-project of EKO-UP.

The SESA process contains five steps: (i) preparation/screening; (ii) scoping; (iii) assessment; (iv) monitoring and evaluation and (v) reporting. The SESA shall conform to (i) the legal requirements of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the respective legal provisions of Lagos State, (ii) the environmental and social safeguard policies of AFD (based on the environmental and social Safeguard Policies of the World Bank); (iii) the relevant IPC Environmental and Social Performance Standards and EHS Guidelines and (iv) the relevant international conventions and treaties to which Nigeria is party.

Based on these assessments, the SESA shall provide;

(1)       An overall strategy for mitigation of adverse impacts and enhancement of beneficial impacts for the different components of EKO UP:

Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) including an overarching approach, framework for monitoring and an inter-institutional communication plan (with underlying key processes for inter-institutional project management).

Resettlement Policy Framework (RPF).

Adjustment of project concepts in order to avoid and/or minimize negative impacts; and

ToRs for ESMPs and RAPs.

(2)       The institutional set-up for EKO-UP SESA, including:

A Capacity Building Plan regarding E&S risks management for implementing agencies and.

An overall basic project management plan to guide implementing institutions in conducting the SESA).

(3)       A comprehensive Stakeholder Engagement Plan (SEP) that sets out the process designed to insure consultation, communication and participation of the PAPs (people affected by the project) through the whole SESA process.

The SESA should also provide procedures/tools for:

(1)       Monitoring of implementation of SESA provisions (ESIAs, ESMPs, RAPs)

(2)       Overall project management, especially for communication and reporting within implementation of SESA provisions and realization of EKO UP

The duration of the Consultant’s mission is expected to be 6 months, from October 2015 to March 2016.

This call for expressions of interest is intended for international consultant firms (leading firm, experienced in Strategic Assessment process and familiar with the World Bank Group Safeguard Policies) partnering with national consultant firm(s) or service providers (used to the Nigerian context, its institutional framework and its resettlement habits).

The leading firm and its partner(s) shall be able to mobilize experts in the following areas:

Social assessment expert(s) (including the Consultant Team Leader)

Environment, Health and Safety assessment expert(s)

Resettlement (/land tenure) experts)

Jurist.

The eligible consulting firms are invited to submit their expression of interest (EOI) in providing the services. The EOI of interested consultants must include, among others, the following information: (i) general introduction about the leading firm and its partners and their main professions; (ii) summary of qualified capacities and relevant experiences of the firms; (iii) list and description of similar projects / assignments implemented by the firm and its partners (including in Nigeria); (iv) the audited financial report of the most recent year of the firms; and (v) the quality control procedures and processes.

MEPB / DPD will prepare a short list of about six candidates on the basis of the expressions of interest received. A Request for Proposal will be sent to the selected Consultants.

Expression of Interest (EoI) must be submitted in English with 03 copies including one original and two copies, and delivered to the address below not later than 19th August 2015. It should include an electronic version in POF of the EoI

Lagos State

Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget (MEPB)

Public Procurement Unit

Address: Block 19, Room 104

The Secretariat, Alausa-Ikeja

Tel: 080-989-25000

E-mail: mepb-dpd@lagosstate.gov.ng