VNDam Reha. and Safety Impro. Project - P152309
Central Projects Office (CPO), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development | Published March 24, 2016 - Deadline May 24, 2016
Dam Safety Panel Of Experts (dspe)
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
(CONSULTING SERVICES ? INDIVIDUALSELECTION)
VIETNAM DAM REHABILITATION AND SAFETY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
Loan No./Credit No./ Grant No.:P152309
AssignmentTitle: Dam safety panel of experts (DSPE)
Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): C2-MARD-CS3
TheGovernment of Vietnam has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Dam Rehabilitation and Safety Improvement Project,and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.
Description of the project and consulting services are provided below:
The project consists of 3 components:(i) Dam safety rehabilitation (estimated cost of US$ 412 million); (ii) Dam safety management and Planning (estimated cost of US$20million); (iii) Project Management Support (estimated cost of US$ 11 million). The project is expected to be implemented from 2016to 2022.
The project isimplemented in three regions:i) Northern region including Red river delta; ii) Central region including North, Central coast andSouth Central; and (iii) Central Highlands region. These are regions where there's a large number of dams which were built longtime ago, given little investment in major repair, upgrade, suffered from natural hazards and in high risk of failure.
The project seeks to set up a Dam Safety Panel of Expert to provideindependent review and recommendations to Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD)for ensuring that safety issues ofthe dams' rehabilitation projects to be financed by the World Bank are adequately addressed in terms of design, construction,operation and maintenance, dam safety instruments and provide technical guidance as required by the Dam Safety Safeguard Policy(OP4.37) of the World Bank, and in line with the relevant regulations of the Government.
The DSPE will consist of the followingseven (7) members: (1) Dam Specialist-Chairperson (International), (2) Hydrological /hydraulic Specialist (International); (3)Geotechnical specialist (International); (4) Dam Safety Specialist (National); (5) Hydrological/ hydraulic Specialist (National),(6)Geotechnical specialist (National), and (7) Water works mechanical specialist (National).
Main tasks of the Panel are to conduct field visits and provide technical guidance as appropriate. The consultingindividual assignment is expected to carry over period 2016 to 2022, with expectation that the Specialist will be mobilized twice ayear for fieldvisits and several person-months for office working.
The Central Project Management Unit (CPMU) established by Vietnam Ministry of Agriculture and RuralDevelopment andis in charge of overall implementation of the Project now invites qualified individual specialist (bothinternational and national) to indicate his/her interest in providing consulting service. Interested Specialist should submit CVfor his/her applied position of one of seven specialist position in DSPE listed above. The specialist's CV must provide full main information as follows: Degree and trained expertise; attended training courses in the field required;skills of English; number of working experiences in the field of expertise; experience in taking part in consultancy service in thefield of expertise required.
The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRDLoans and IDA Credits& Grants] by World Bank Borrowers January 2011 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy onconflict of interest. In addition, please refer tothe following specific information on conflict of interest related to this assignment: Bank policy requires that consultantsprovide professional, objective, and impartial advice and at all times hold the client's interests paramount, without anyconsideration for future work, andthat in providing advice they avoid conflicts with other assignments and their own corporateinterests. Consultants shall not be hired for any assignment that would be in conflict with their prior or current obligations toother clients, or that may place them in a position of being unable to carry out the assignment in the best interest of theBorrower. Without limitation on the generality of the foregoing, consultants shall not be hired under the circumstances set forthbelow: (a) Conflict between consulting activities and procurement of goods, works,or nonconsulting services (i.e., services otherthan consulting services covered by these Guidelines8 ): A firm that has been engaged by the Borrower to provide goods, works, ornon-consulting services for a project, or any affiliate that directly or indirectly controls, is controlled by, or is under commoncontrol with that firm, shall be disqualified from providing consulting services resulting from or directly related to those goods,works, or non-consulting services. Conversely, afirm hired to provide these latter services are bid and contracted onthe basis ofperformance of measurable physical outputs and procured in accordance with the current Guidelines: Procurement of Goods,Works,andNon-Consulting Services under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants, referred to herein as the "Procurement Guidelines". Thisincludes the selection of consultants by a Procurement Agent or Construction Manager employed by the Borrower under paragraph 3.17of these Guidelines. The Bank may agree to the use of the public procurement systems of the Borrower country ? referred to as theUse of Country System (UCS)?for the selection of consultants (including individuals) under paragraph 3.12 of these Guidelines. Insuch cases, the Loan Agreement between the Borrower and the Bank shall describe the applicable selection procedures of theBorrower, and the full application of Section I and any other parts of these Guidelines as may be deemed relevant by the Bank. Seeparagraph 1.7 of these Guidelines. Consulting services for thepreparation (before Loan effectiveness) or implementation of aproject, or any affiliate that directly or indirectly controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with that firm, shallbe disqualifiedfrom subsequently providing goods, works, or services (other than consulting services covered by these Guidelines)resulting from or directly related to the consulting services for such preparation or implementation. This provision does not applyto the various firms (consultants, contractors, or suppliers) which together are performing the Contractor's obligations under aturnkey or design and build contract. (b) Conflict among consulting assignments: Neither consultants (including their personnel andsub-consultants), nor any affiliate that directly or indirectly controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with thatfirm, shall be hired for any assignment that, by its nature, may be in conflict with another assignment of the consultants. As anexample, consultants assisting a client in the privatization of public assets shall neither purchase, nor advise purchasers of,such assets. Similarly, consultants hired to prepare Terms of Reference (TOR) for anassignment shall not be hired for theassignment in question. (c) Relationship with Borrower's staff: Consultants (including their experts and other personnel, andsub-consultants) that have a close business or family relationship with a professional staff of the Borrower (or ofthe projectimplementing agency, or of a recipient of a part of the loan) who are directly or indirectly involved in any part of: (i) thepreparation of the TOR for the assignment, (ii) the selection process for the contract, or (iii) the supervision of such contractmay not be awarded a contract, unless the conflict stemming from this relationship has been resolved in a manner acceptable to theBank throughout the selection process and the execution of the contract. (d) A consultant shall submit only one proposal, eitherindividually or as a joint venture partner in another proposal. If a consultant, including a joint venture partner, submits orparticipates in more than one proposal, all such proposals shall be disqualified. This does not, however, precludea consulting firmto participate as a sub-consultant, or an individual to participate as a team member, in more than one proposal when circumstancesjustify and if permitted by the RFP.
Each individual consultant will be selected in accordance with the IC methodset out in the Guidelines for selection and employment of consultants by World Bank Borrowers version January 2011, revised July2014.
Further information can be obtained at the address below from 09:00?16:00 hours of the working days.
CV ofspecialists must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) not laterthan 9:30 AM, 24/5/2016
Mr. Nguyen Canh Tinh
Deputy Director General, Central Projects Office (CPO)
Ministry of Agriculture and RuralDevelopment
Add:No. 23 Hang Tre Street, Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel: 844 3 9260106
Fax: 844 3 9260148