REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
RECRUITMENT OF A CONSULTANCY FIRM TO ASSESS, PROPOSE, AND DESIGN MOST PREFERRED OPTION FOR SEA OUTFALL PIPE
Country: The Gambia
Company: National Water and Electricity Company ( NAWEC)
Sector: Water Business Unit ( WBU )
Financing: NAWEC and The Government of The Gambia
Reference: REOI/ICB/WBU/ NAWEC /001/2022
The National Water and Electricity Company (NAWEC) intend to fix the damaged sea outfall pipe which is an important component in the management of Banjul sewage. In February 2019 works to re-lay and sink the sea outfall was commissioned, the works of which were completed in May 2019. The pipe is currently broken and floating which is yet to be repaired and or re-sunk.
Currently and instead of sewage being pumped through the sea outfall pipe it is being pumped directly into the drains of Banjul. This poses health and environmental concerns as people come in direct contact with contaminated raw sewage, in particular, at the outlet of the Polder Pump station – a recreational area popular with children for fishing and swimming. The floating pipe also poses navigational risks to fishing and other boats operating in the area.
A quick intervention is therefore required to have a functioning disposal system for wastewater generated within the Banjul area. Therefore, the main objective of this assignment is to secure a consultant who will investigate, assess, make recommendations as to the most feasible option and design the option to address the issues outlined above.
The Consultant Firm will be required to complete this assignment in eight (8) weeks.
Scope of Assignment
The consultant is expected to:
Task 1: Infrastructural Assessment/Study – The firm shall do an initial desktop study of the sea outfall infrastructure which shall be followed up by site visits and a detailed assessment which will enable the consultant to make an informed decision as to the best options.
Task 2: Preferred Solution Design: Provide all the designs for the preferred solution to address having a functioning sea outfall pipe.
Task 3: Development of bill of quantities, technical specifications, and Tender Document: Prepare a tender document with clear specifications and bills of quantities as well as a schedule plan for works implementation.
Task 4: Manage Tender Process and Supervise Works Implementation: Project manages the entire project cycle from the recruitment of a contractor, and implementation of physical works to completion of all works.
Task 5: Preparation of Completion Report, As-built Plans and Operations Manual: Once work is complete the firm will be required to prepare a completion report on the works implementation as well as as-built plans.
NAWEC now invites eligible Consultancy Firms to indicate their interest in providing this service. Interested Consultancy Firms must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (description of similar assignments, experiences in similar conditions and availability of appropriate professional skills, etc.). The Shortlist criteria will be as follows:
- Information about firm’s capacity and number of years in business in this field – 5 points
- Technical and managerial organization of the firm – 5 points
- General qualification and experience of the firm – 10 points
- Specific Experience of the firm in relation to similar assignments conducted in the past – 30 points
- Qualification and Experience of the key staff (the Expert identified to lead on this project should hold relevant qualifications with in-depth experience in conducting similar assignments) – 50 points
Interested consultants may obtain further information including the Terms of Reference at the address below during office hours Monday to Thursday 8.00 am to 4.00 pm and Friday 8:00 am – 12:30 pm. Firms are required to submit Technical and Financial Proposal.
Eligibility criteria, establishment of the short-list and the selection procedure shall be in accordance with the Gambia Public Procurement Authority “Rules and Procedures for the use of Consultants’’ GPPA Act 2014 Amended & 2019 Regulation which is available on the GPPA website. www.gppa.gm
Expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below by Tuesday 16th August 2022 at 16:00hrs Gambian Time and mention “Recruitment of a Consultancy Firm to assess, propose and design most preferred Option for Sea outfall Pipe”.
Attn: Managing Director
National Water and Electricity Company (NAWEC)
Mamadi Maniyang Highway, Kanifing
Tel: +220 3449757 /9957957