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Erosion & Watershed Mgt Project - P124905

Ebonyi State Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (EBS- NEWMAP) | Published July 21, 2015  -  Deadline August 21, 2015

Ebonyi State Ministry Of Environmentnigeria Erosion And Watershed Management Project (newmap) Project Id: P124905issuance Date: 21st July, 2015eoi For The Production Of Abakaliki Capital City Stormwater Management Master Plan Under The Newmap FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA EBONYISTATE MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT NIGERIA EROSION AND WATERSHED MANAGEMENT PROJECT(NEWMAP) Project ID: P124905 Issuance Date: 21st July, 2015 Request for Expression of Interest (EOI)for the production of Abakaliki Capital City Stormwater Management Master Plan under the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed ManagementProject (NEWMAP) in Ebonyi State, Nigeria This request for expression of interest follows the update of the general procurement notice for thisproject that appeared in UN Development Business issue of 27th April, 2012 and in Nigeriannewspapers of 27th September2012. As part of Governments commitment to transformation of the Nigerian socio-economy landscape,a multi-sector project is being executed in Nigeria to mitigate the vulnerability to erosion and support the people as they relateto their land. The Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) is an 8-year multi-sectoral and multi-scale programthat targets states with acute gully erosion. The project is involving many Federal and State Ministries, Departments and Agencies(MDAs), Local Governments, communities and civil Societies who are  responsible forplanning, economy, finance, works, agriculture, water resources,forests, transport, power, emergency response as well as thosefocused on climate and hydrological information or watershed/basin regulation.  Inorder to achieve this, the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) has received a credit of US$500 million from the InternationalDevelopment Association (IDA) forthe implementation of the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project. The Ebonyi State Project Management Unit of the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed ManagementProject intends to use partof the proceeds of the credit for the recruitment of a competent consulting firm for the production ofAbakaliki Capital City Stormwater Management Master Plan. The exercise is to helpin identifying and assessing the stormwater drainage needs ofAbakaliki Capital City and prepare a Stormwater Master Plan toallow for prioritization, detailed design and implementation ofinfrastructures and projects to reduce flooding, manage the menace and impact of stormwater and its influence on erosion. Theexercise will also involve awareness creation among the flood affected communities to promote a change in behavior, and as welldevelop a strategy to reduce negative environmental, social and health impacts resulting from stagnating rainwater, inadequacyobsolescence of drainage systems, and the lack of appropriate measures to reduce and prevent flood risk catastrophes. It will alsoinvolve developing a template for flood management framework for the catchment, aimed at addressing existing problems and providinga range of benefits for a sustainable development in the capital city. A.    SCOPE OF WORK The assignment covers the existing Nigerian Transformational Development Agenda, Vision 2020-20 in line with the State andthe city Development plan. Task1: Collection of existingdata This involves collection of allavailable data relevant to the project from relevant ministries and agencies.  Thesedata shall include the following: ·         Geographic Information System (GIS) data ?impervious surfaces, soils, catchment delineation, culvert and bridge inventories, roads, elevation data, slope and landuse. ·         Meteorological and hydrologicaldata ·         Data on current and planned roads and bridges,highway and major road links ·         Existing reports and studies of water quantityand quality modeling, stormwater illicit discharge assessments, urban development plans ·        Existing dataanalysis- Review existing data, profiles, infrastructures and drainages for the city based on available records; define data gaps and plan to fill data gaps Task2: New data collection and preliminarydata analysis The following activities shall becarried out in order to fill gaps in data ·         Collate historicalinformation on flooding and erosion problems in the town. Information collated during the survey will assist in planning fordetailed field work. ·         Collate data onpopulation, urban development, existing and planned infrastructures ·         Carry out detailedhydrological, topographical and engineering survey ·         Conductground-truthing informationfor GIS mapping ·         Conduct Geotechnicalinvestigationsof the capital city ·         Prioritize list based using decision matrix thatcan lead to feasible project selection, fundingand implementation ·        Carry out Flood plainanalysis of the capital city Task3: Review of existing land use and urbanplanning rules ·        Review existing town planning rules and standardsand identify level of compliance; ·        Consult withstakeholders; ·        Identify all structures on the right of way ofwater cannels and advise on the cost of relocation, redesign, modification and compensation as relevant. Task4: Environmental ImpactAssessment To undertake environmental survey of the projectarea providing information on buildings,infrastructures, unique ecosystem, important archaeological, cultural or historical resources etc.Provide general description of activities and process that will be involved in theconstruction and maintenance of theproject.Identify the impacts of both construction, material exploitation, and the impacts of operationand maintenance of the project. ·         Conduct analyses detailing the positive and negative effects of theproject on the environment and recommend appropriate solutions to minimize any undesirable effect resulting from the projectimplementation. Task 5: Plan of storm water master plan Develop a drainage masterplan design based on the existing and future climate scenarios, town development plan (future) and catchment characteristics. Thedrainage master plan shall include a descriptive, explanatory, and supporting report presenting the followinginformation: ·         An identification of the various possible alternatives and retentioncapacities with a comparative analysis of these different alternatives; ·         Justification of the types of structures recommended, supported by acomparative study of the different feasible structures given the adopted solution and available data and past activity of thewatertable; ·          The nature and quality of therecommended materials given the operating conditions and soil characteristics; ·         Description of the overall solution recommended, listing the structures andtheir functional characteristics; ·         The estimated costs of the structures, as well as their operatingcosts; ·        Evaluate and estimate cost associated with themaster plan implementation; ·        Define the obligations of the relevant parties infunding/counterpart contributions, implementing and communicating the plan. ·        Identify existing capacity building gaps fromstakeholders relevant to the implementation of the plan and propose relevant trainings to bridge suchgaps; ·        Identify all relevant stakeholders and parties tothe master plan implementation at all levels of government and propose options of institutional arrangement for effectiveimplementation and management of the master plan ·         The provisional schedule of the works. ·         Maps and basic drawings for storm water drainagesystem B.      TIME FRAME Theassignment shall be completed within eight (8) months after signing of contract. C.    REPORTING &DELIVERABLES The firm will report and beaccountable to the Ebonyi State Project Management Unit (SPMU). The inception report is to outline the firm's work plan, define itstask and planned implementation periodand schedules. The inception report once approved and issued in its final form will serve asthe consultancy baseline for effective Monitoring and Evaluation of the task. All reports are to be written inEnglish and to use SI units of measurement. 1.     Inception Report The Consultant(s) shall prepare ten (10) copies of aninception report outlining how the Consultant(s) plans to carry out the assignment. 2.     Monthly Progress Report The Consultant(s) shall prepare in soft form only, monthlyprogress reports tokeep the client informed of the progress of the assignment. 3.     Interim Report The Consultant(s) shall prepare ten (10) copies of an interimreport. 4.     Draft Final Report The Consultant(s) shall present ten (10) copies of a draftreport of the studyindicating the major findings of the study, significant recommendations, and other requirements. Please note this shall includedrawings to besubmitted in 10 sets of A2, A3 in hard and electronic copies. The consultant(s) shall be required to make oralpresentation of the draft report to stakeholders. 5.     Final report. The Consultant(s) shall provide ten (10) copies of the finalreport and make an oral presentation. The report shall include basis of the design, calculation, drawings and Bill of EngineeringMeasurement and Evaluation 6.     Executive Summary The Consultant(s) shall prepare ten (10) copies of a separateExecutive Summary of the Final Feasibility Study report suitable for presentation to relevant and other interested stakeholders forthe master plan implementation. D.    SUBMISSION OF EXPRESSION OF INTERESTS(EOIs) Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) nowinvite 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 shortlisting criteria are:( i). Evidence showing that the firm is a legal entity (ii).Evidence showing the fields of specialty of the firm (iii). General Experience of theFirm(s) in Consulting Services relating to Storm Water Management Master Plan during the last 5 years  (iv) Experience of working ina similar geographical region (v). Availability of Professional Key Staff with SuitableQualifications in the field of assignment (vi). Evidence of registration withrelevant authorities and professional bodies (vii)Evidence showing the technical and managerial capabilities of the firm in the field of assignment (viii. Brief description (not more than 2 pages) of the proposed Methodology of carrying out the scope of thework The attention of interested Consultants (firm) is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of theWorld Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employmentof Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDACredits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers [January 2011] ("Consultant Guidelines") Please visit, settingforth the World Bank's policy onconflict of interest.  In addition, please refer to the following specific informationon conflict of interest related to this assignment on information on conflict of interest related to the assignmentas per paragraph1.9 of Consultant Guidelines. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality Cost Based Selection(QCBS) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the address below during officehours (10.00 am to 16.00pm). Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person,or by e-mail, or by fax) by 12noon on 21th August, 2015. State ProjectManagement Unit (SPMU) Ebonyi StateNigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (EBS- NEWMAP), Attention: Dr.Philip U. Echiegu No 1 Onwe Road,Abakaliki, Ebonyi State,Nigeria Email- Telephone:08037514766
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