REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
Electricity Restoration and Modernization Project (GERMP)
Loan No./Credit No./ Grant No.: IDA-D3090
Assignment Title : Development of Resettlement Action Plans (RAP) for 30kV Line Between Laminkoto-Diabugu
Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): GM-NAWEC-166470-CS-CQS
The Republic of The Gambia together with the International Development Association (IDA), European Investment Bank (EIB), and European Union (EU), collectively the “Lenders”, is preparing a new energy project to improve the power generation and transmission capacity in the country. The Gambia Electricity Restoration and Modernization Project (GERMP) will increase the generation capacity through renewable sources, reinforce the transmission capacity in the Great Banjul Area and in the provinces for the National Water and Electricity Company (NAWEC).
It is expected that the investment financed by the new Project will be implemented under 3 components with potential safeguards impacts:
Component 1: On-grid solar PV: This component comprises the development of a 20MW solar PV Plant in Jambur village, West Coast Region. The component will include battery back up to minimize grid absorption concerns.
Component 2: Transmission and Distribution (T&D) upgrades: This component will include upgrades of the Transmission and Distribution network to: (i) absorb the additional generation capacity; (ii) prepare for future capacity expansion including Laminkoto to Diabugu network, OMVG and other pipeline projects; (iii) reduce Transmission and Distribution losses; and (iv) make future grid extensions possible.
Component 3: Institutional Support: This component will involve institutional strengthening, capacity building and project implementation support related to improved operational performance of NAWEC. It includes: 1) Twinning with the University; 2) study tour to review Environmental and Social Management Systems in other power utilities; and 3) short-term course on Environmental and Social management.
Sub-Project Description and Location of the 30kV line route
Specifically, the proposed route of the Transmission and Distribution line is along the Laminkoto-Passamas road corridor in the northern bank of The Gambia for 57km, terminating in Diabugu Batapa, (see Figure below). The T&D line spans the Districts of Sami in Central River Region (CRR) and Sandu in the Upper River Region (URR). The trajectory of the transmission lines will follow the road alignment, running parallel to it, and in many cases, poles are not more than 15 meters from the edge of the road.
The aim of the Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) is to identify and assess the socio-economic impacts of the planned 30kV line route between Laminkoto to Diabugu along the Laminkoto-Passamas road and to prepare an Action Plan to be implemented in line with World Bank and European Investment Bank Policies and Government of The Gambia policies and laws.
The RAP will identify the project affected persons (PAPs), engage them in inclusive, accessible and participatory discussions regarding the plan, and formulating a plan of action to adequately compensate people or entities for their losses.
The expected output is a report that provides detailed information on the scope of adverse social impacts and mitigation measures (resettlement/rehabilitation) actions to be taken by the project. The Consultant is expected to submit to the GERMP PIU the following:
- Inception report describing the procedures and timetable for completion of the A/RAP preparation process by first week after contract signing
- Report summarizing the preliminary results of the baseline socio-economic survey, PAPs census and consultations with PAPs and other stakeholders (by four weeks after contract signing)
- Draft RAP report (by seven weeks after contract signing).
The main findings of the draft RAP report will be reviewed and cleared by the World Bank, European Investment Bank and disclosed publicly by the Government of The Gambia, the World Bank Infoshop and European Investment Bank.
The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment can be obtained at the address given below:
National Water and Electricity Company 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:
The Consultant team should have a minimum of five (5) years working experience in social assessment, involuntary resettlement and other relevant fields, such as the social sciences and gender studies It is desirable that the consultant team have experience working with international development institutions like the World Bank and the European Investment Bank.
The consultant’s team shall be composed of professionals with experience in socio-economic analysis, including gender-sensitive analysis, surveying and valuation.
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 Consultant Qualification Selection method set out in the Procurement Regulations.
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 June 30th, 2020.
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