Expression of Interest - Details

Eoi Name:
Community Upgrading Support to the Project Implementation Unit in MWH and the PSUs through Framework Agreement
Pack #:
GH-MWH-225500-CS- CQS
Post Date:
18th August, 2021
Submit Date:
08th September, 2021
Tender Cat:
Consultancy Services

Agency:
Ministry of Works and Housing
Industry:
General
Description:
The Ministry of Works and Housing (MWH) has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Greater Accra Resilient and Integrated Development Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.

The Project will be implemented through five interrelated Components, namely:

1. Climate Resilient Drainage and Flood Mitigating Activities;
2. Solid Waste Management Capacity Improvements;
3. Participatory Upgrading of Targeted Flood Prone Low-Income Communities and Local Government Support;
4. Project Management; and
5. Contingent Emergency Response Component (CERC)-COVID-19 Emergency Preparedness and Response Project.

The overall objective of the assignment is to
i) provide overall support to the Project Implementation Units (PIU) and the project as a whole in technical aspects, procurement and contract management, social, environmental and resettlement aspects of project related activities and monitoring and to;
ii) assist MWH PIU in identifying major issues, proposing solutions and in reporting on project progress to MWH and World Bank as required.

The consulting services (“the Services”) is to provide Technical Assistance (TA) from a firm to provide individual experts to support the core staff of the Ministry PIU. The individual experts will work part-time over an initial period of one year as required.

The duration of the assignment is for an initial 12 months, with level of effort at 35 professional staff-months. The assignment is expected to start in November, 2021.

The Ministry of Works and Housing 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. The shortlisting criteria are:

a. The firm must be a legally registered consulting firm;
b. The Core business must be in Engineering, Contract Management, and Social and Environmental Safeguards;
c. At least 10 years in business;
d. Must have experience of, at least, five (5) years in providing coordination involving multiple consulting firms in infrastructure contracts;
e. Experience in providing technical services through Framework Agreement;
f. Must have experience in providing consulting services to ministries and agencies;
g. Must have in its team persons with the requisite experience as Municipal/Infrastructure Engineer, Contracts Manager, Environmental Safeguards Specialist, Social and Resettlement/Safeguards Specialist and Health and Safety Specialist; and
h. Evidence of Technical and Managerial Capability.

Key Experts will not be evaluated at the shortlisting stage.

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to Section III, paragraphs, 3.14, 3.16, and 3.17 of the World Bank’s “Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers” July 2016 revised November 2017 and August 2018 (“Procurement Regulations”), 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 as per paragraph 3.17 of the Procurement Regulations. Any false declaration will result in disqualification.

Consultants may associate with other firms to enhance their qualifications, but should indicate clearly whether the association is in the form of a joint venture and/or a sub-consultancy. In the case of a joint venture, all the partners in the joint venture shall be jointly and severally liable for the entire contract, if selected.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Consultants Qualification Selection (CQS) Method set out in the Procurement Regulations.
Source of Funds:
World Bank Trust Fund
Region:
Greater Accra
District:
Accra Metropolitan District

Contact Person:
The Project Coordinator, Greater Accra Resilient and Integrated Development Project Ministry of Works and Housing, P. O. Box MB 43, Accra
Email :
tenders@garid-accra.com
Tel :
0204352808
Fax :
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