Zimbabwe National Water Project - P154861
Zimbabwe National Water Authority | Published April 8, 2016 - Deadline April 29, 2016
Consulting Services For Development Of A National Water
Resources Master Plan
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OFINTEREST
(CONSULTING SERVICES ? FIRMS SELECTION)
The Government of Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe National Water Project
Grant No.: TF0A1823
Project No: P154861
Assignment Title: Consulting services for development of a NationalWater Resources Master plan.
Reference No. ZINWA/C003
The Government of Zimbabwe (GOZ) has receivedfinancing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Zimbabwe National Water Project (ZNWP). The project componentsinclude:
(i) Investments in water and sanitation infrastructure and expansion of sevengrowth centers (Guruve, Gutu, Madziwa, Mataga, Nembudziya, Lupane and Zimunya)
(ii) Capacity building of water sector Institutions (ZINWA, Ministry ofEnvironment Water and Climate, Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, Ministry of Agriculture,Mechanization and Irrigation Development, and Ministry of Rural Development Promotion andPreservation of National Culture and Heritage, in order to improve servicedelivery.
(iii) Project Management(supervision and management costs).
The GOZ intends to apply part of the funding towards consultingservices in developmentof a National Water Resources Master Plan (master plan) for the period 2020?2040. The consulting services("the Services") include the following key areas: a full understanding of the quantity, quality and spatial distribution of the waterresources available in Zimbabwe (surface water and groundwater);a characterization of the different uses (consumptive andnon-consumptive)and users (energy, domestic, recreational, environment, irrigation, industry, mining, etc.) and anassessment of the varyingdemands (across catchments, national, sub-national and transboundary); assessment of the resilienceof the water resources to climaticvariability and indicative adaptation and mitigation measures to climate change. The master plan seeks to assess the gap between supply and demand and update previoussupply assumptions using the latest climate change modeling data. The assignment is estimated to require approximately forty months to be completed.
The Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA) nowinvites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultantsshould provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform theServices.
The consulting firm must have and demonstrate the following requisite skills and experience inthe last 10 yearsin the region which will also serve as the short listing criteria:
(i) Experiencein at least five (5) similar assignments of which two (2) should have been in theregion;
(ii) Presence of appropriate skills amongstaff in the following relevant areas of expertise: hydrology and hydrogeology, agriculture, water & sanitation, energy, socialdevelopment & gender, regional development, environment & climate change, and GIS & remotesensing
The attention of interested Consultants is drawnto paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection andEmployment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers [January2011] ("ConsultantGuidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest.
Consultants may associate with other firms in theform of a joint venture or a sub consultancy to enhance their qualifications. The form of association, Joint Venture or Subconsultancy where applicable, should be indicated in the Expression of Interest.
The Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality andCost Based Selection (QCBS) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.
Further information can be obtained at the address below during officehours 0830hrs to 1630hrs.
Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (inperson, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by 1630 hours, 29th April 2016.
The Project Manager
Zimbabwe National Water Authority, Head Office
Block 4 East, Celestial Park, and Borrowdale Road
P.O Box CY617 Causeway, Harare, Zimbabwe
Tel: +263 4 850132/850139/850149