REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES – INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT’S SELECTION)
ELECTRICITY RESTORATION AND MODERNIZATION PROJECT
Grant No.: GRANT NUMBER D309-GM
Assignment Title: Water Engineer/M&E Consultant
Reference No. GM-NAWEC-179861-CS-INDV
The GERMP additional financing, in the amount of USD 43 million, is currently under preparation and is approved by the World Bank Board of Executive Directors on June 29th 2020. This project, which expands the scope of the parent GERMP, aims to improve the operational performance of the National Water and Electricity Company (NAWEC), which provides electricity and water services throughout most of the country.
NAWEC provides water and sewerage services to urban areas and provinces with more than 100,000 residents. However, it faces many challenges in service provision. In urban areas, about 69 percent of the population has access to safely managed water, but the quality of services is weak due to frequent service outages, with some neighborhoods not receiving water for days, weeks or even months at a time. Investments in service expansion are not enough to meet growing demand and water and sewerage assets are in need of rehabilitation and upgrades. In addition, water quality is a challenge in terms of high levels of nitrates, iron and salinity in drinking water.
In this context, all of these activities will require significant technical and expert support to both NAWEC and the PIU to ensure smooth implementation progress. For this reason, the PIU is looking to recruit a Water Engineer/M&E Consultant (The Consultant) to join its team.
The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment can be obtained from NAWEC’s Website: www.nawec.gm
NAWEC now invites eligible individual consultants (“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. Consultant’s Letter of Expression of Interest, CV, and financial proposal shall be submitted to the address below.
Successful candidate is expected to have the following qualifications and experience:
- A Master’s degree in Civil Engineering, Hydrogeology or similar field.
- At least 10 years’ experience in providing project management or consultancy services for technical studies and investment projects in the water sector, including feasibility studies, detailed design of water infrastructure, construction, working with contractors, and contract management.
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience of the water and sewerage sector in Gambia.
- Project management experience and an excellent familiarity with the project cycle will be an advantage.
- Fluency in written and spoken English is a must.
- Good communication and computer skills, including internet navigation and various MS Office applications (Word, Excel, and Power-point)
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 and revised November 2017 and August 2018 (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.
A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultant selection method set out in the Procurement Regulations.
The contract with the successful consultant will be signed for one-year’s term with a possibility of extension subject to satisfactory performance.
Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours from 09:00 to 16:00.
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 close of business July 13th, 2020.
Attn: Haddy Njie – Project Coordinator
National Water and Electricity Company Ltd, NAWEC
53 Mamadi Maniyang Highway/Kanifing, Serre kunda
P.O Box: 609, Banjul, The Gambia
Telephone: (+220) 437 62 33
Facsimile number: (+220) 437 59 90