REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
(CONSULTING SERVICES – FIRMS SELECTION)
Electricity Restoration and Modernization Project (GERMP)
Loan No./Credit No./ Grant No.: IDA-D6530
Assignment Title: CONSULTANCY SERVICES to DEVELOP AND DESIGN Non-Revenue Water (NRW) reduction PLAN
Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): GM-NAWEC-213881-CS-CQS-BIS
The Gambia Electricity Restoration and Modernization Project (GERMP) additional financing, in the amount of USD 43 million, was approved by the World Bank Board of Directors on 29 June 2020. This project, which expands the scope of the parent GERMP, aims to improve NAWEC’s operational performance for both electricity and water services and will fund important investments in water infrastructure that can help address the water crisis in NAWEC’s service area.
The GERMP Additional Financing will provide essential support to NAWEC to address some of these challenges. The project plans to strengthen the utility’s functioning through a service contract covering both electricity and water; the introduction of water drinking modules in the information management system (IMS); training; and strategic studies on sanitation. A separate component will strengthen NAWEC’s planning on non-revenue water reduction; install retail meters and district metered areas (DMAs); introduce energy efficiency measures; rehabilitate storage tanks; finance new water connections; and improve water quality at selected water treatment facilities. Moreover, considering the current coronavirus pandemic, the project will provide emergency support to NAWEC to purchase IT equipment for staff; supply water to unconnected areas through borehole drilling and tanker trucks; purchase needed spare parts and equipment to ensure continuity of service provision; provide handwashing and hygiene kits to the population; and implement hygiene campaigns.
The objective of this assignment is to help NAWEC develop its knowledge base on Non-revenue Water (NRW) and develop a plan for reducing NRW in its service area, with a focus on GBA. The firm to be recruited will provide continuous technical assistance (TA) to NAWEC and will produce several key services and products that should place NAWEC on a solid path to tackling its NRW. As much as possible, the firm should work closely with NAWEC staff as well as local engineers and technicians, to transfer knowledge and build capacity on NRW.
Scope of work of the consulting firm
Task 1: Situational Assessment (6 months)
- Institutional and Policy Framework
- Field Assessment
- c) Collection and Analysis of Technical Information
Task 2: Baseline Data and Summary report (6 months)
Task 3: Development and Installation of DMAs (18 months)
Task 4: NRW Plan and Options (6 months)
Task 5: Training of NAWEC Staff (continuous, over the course of 24 months)
National Water and Electricity Company Limited (NAWEC) 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.
Required qualifications and experience:
- Providing advisory in the area of urban water services management (being a core business) for at least 7 years.
- At least 2 similar contracts for the last 7 years, each of such contracts shall include at least two of the following key activities::
- Water Audit to determine physical and apparent losses
- District metered area (DMA) management including hydraulic analysis of water distribution system and meter replacement plan
- Data collection and analysis for water business_
- Experience with similar assignments in Sub-Saharan Africa will be an additional advantage.
The Qualifications and Experience of Key Experts shall not be included in the shortlisting criteria. 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 and revised November 2017 and August 2018 (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.
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 Quality and Cost-Based Selection (QCBS) method set out in the Procurement Regulations.
The TOR and further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours:
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 October 5th, 2021.
The Managing Director
National Water and Electricity Company
Attn: Haddy Njie – Project Coordinator
53 Mamadi Maniyang Highway
P.O. Box 609, Banjul
Tel: +220 4376607 / 4376608
Fax: +220 4375990