Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (Lamata)
Lagos Urban Transport Project II (LUTP II)
Lagos Mega City Region Freight Demands Study
Request for Expressions of Interest
This request for expressions of interest follows the general procurement notice for this project titled NG Nigeria-LUTP-II (FY10) that appeared in dg market publication of July 16, 2010.
The Lagos State Government through the Federal Republic of Nigeria has received a credit from the International Development Association (IDA) for the Lagos Urban Transport Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds of this project to cover eligible payments under the contract for the following consultancy services:
Consultancy services for Lagos Mega City Region Freight Demands Study
The main objectives of this consultancy Service is to develop baseline information on the freight activities currently undertaken and the volumes of different commodities transported by-different modes between different locations. The study will also provide a more comprehensive understanding of the freight sector and give the Lagos State Government a better basis for developing policies and actions affecting the freight Sector. Hence the study is to provide a modeling tool for assessing future freight policies and interventions in comparison to the base case. The study will also review existing and planned practices and measures relating to the urban section of the freight transport chain in the Lagos Mega city region with a view to determine whether, to what extent and in which form, action at the State level can be envisaged to promote successful solutions and improve the performance of freight transport.
LAMATA now invites eligible consulting firms to indicate 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 are (i) evidence showing the fields of specialty of the firm (consultant’s profile/brochures (ii) evidence showing that the firm is a legal entity (certificate of registration). (iii) Evidence of registration with relevant authorities and professional bodies. (iv) Evidence showing the technical and managerial capabilities of the firm in the field of assignment. (v) Description of similar assignments. (vi) availability of appropriate skills among 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 & e-mail address, and telephone number), date(s) of execution, name(s) of lead and associate firms, contract amount and financing sources.
The attention of interested Consultants is draws to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants (under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants/by World Bank Borrowers January 2011, setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. In addition, please refer to the following specific information on conflict of interest related to this assignment: Bank policy requires that consultants provide professional objective, and impartial advice and at all times hold the client’s interests paramount, without any consideration for future work, and that in providing advice they avoid conflicts with other assignments and their own corporate interests.
Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications. Where firms are associating, the submission must include verifiable evidence of association from all parties.
A consultant will be selected in accordance with the World Bank Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by the World Bank Borrowers. January 2011.
Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below from 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday. Please visit firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the project.
Expression of interest must be delivered both in hard copy and soft copy in CD format to the address below by September 6, 2013 at 5:00pm.
The Managing Director
Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA)
Block C, 2nd Floor, Motorways Centre, 1 Motorways Avenue
Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos State Nigeria