Water Service & Institutional Support II - P149377
FIPAG ? Fundo de Investimentos e Património do Abastecimento de Água | Published December 4, 2015
General Procurement Notice
MINISTRY OFPUBLIC WORKS, HOUSING AND WATER RESOURCES
FIPAG ? FUNDODEINVESTIMENTOS E PATRIMÓNIO DO ABASTECIMENTO DE ÁGUA
WATER SUPPLY AND INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORTPROJECT II
GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE
Project Name: MZ: WaterSupply and Institutional Support Project II
LoanNo.: IDA PPF
The Government ofMozambique has applied for a credit from the International Development Association (IDA) in the amount of US$ 146 million equivalent toward the cost of the Water Supply and Institutional Support Project II. The proposed project has the following projectdevelopmentobjectives: to (i) increase water service coverage in Beira, Dondo, Tete, Moatize and Pemba cities; and (ii) strengtheninstitutional and regulatorycapacity for water supply services in the Northern, Central and Southern regions ofMozambique.
The Government of Mozambique intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments for goods, works, relatedservices and consulting services to be procured under this project.
The project will includethe following components:
Component 1: Rehabilitation and Expansion of Water SupplyProduction and Distribution
The proposedproject will finance priority water supply investments in three major systems, serving five urban areas in the Northern and Centralregions: (i) Pemba, (ii) Beira and Dondo, (iii) and Tete and Moatize. The proposed production and distribution investments willenable an increase in coverage and will address key infrastructure issues towards improving efficiency and quality of services.Furthermore, the proposed water supply infrastructure will supportand leverage institutional objectives, which include the creationof the Regional Water Utilities.Works for electromechanical equipment forboreholes, rehabilitation and expansion of treatment plants, pumping stations, transmission mains, distribution centres, network,supply of material for new 60.000 connections including meters among others will be part of the Project.
Component 2:Institutional Support
The focus ofinstitutional support activities to be implemented under component 2 will be on supporting thedecentralization of FIPAG operations by creating and strengthening three regional operating companies. This reformprocess willenhance the separation of function and corporate Governance structures, enable further autonomy, local accountability andefficiency in service delivery, and promote financial sustainability.
This componentwill also finance the necessary engineering, design and supervision costs for implementation of infrastructure works. It will alsosupport project management, training, project audits, and various technical studies as needed, as well as technical assistance toFIPAG for the implementation of the new Project including the Environment and Social safeguards component.
Component 3:Output-Based Payments for Connections for Low-Income Households
The objective of this component is to increase access to pipedwater for low-income households in the project citiesand the Maputo Region by providing an output-based payment to the utility operator(s). This component has been specificallydesigned to support the provision of services to the poor by maximizing the uptake of connections forlow-income households. This will be achievedby supporting demand and removing barriers for connections ? includingcustomer fees, and providing an incentive for the operators ? through a grant payment which will be used to reimburse theconnection fees for verified, eligible connections.
Component 4: Rapid Response funds (zero-budget)
The objective of thiscomponent is to support disaster recovery actions in FIPAG systems. This component is a zero-budget disaster recovery contingencycomponent that could be triggered in the event of a natural disaster through formal declaration of a national or municipal state ofemergency, or upon a formal request from the Government in the wake of a disaster.
Component 5: Capacity Building and Operational Support toCRA
The objective ofthis component is to expand and refine service quality and financial regulatory mechanisms for urbanwater supply in Mozambique. Aspart of this, a detailed impact evaluation and the ICT-based platform for customer complaints and support for recourse mechanisms (called Responding to ConsumersExpectation - RECO) will be carried out to measure andassess outcomes related to the project's institutional andinfrastructure investments.
Procurement of contractsfinanced by the World Bank will be conducted through the procedures as specified in the World Bank's "Guidelines: Procurement of Goods, Worksand Non-consulting Services under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits and Grants by World Bank Borrowers" dated January 2011, revised July2014, and is open to all eligiblebidders as defined in the guidelines. Consulting services will be selected in accordance with the World Bank's "Guidelines: Selection and Employment ofConsultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits and Grants by World Bank Borrowers" dated January 2011, revised July2014
Specific procurementnotices for contracts to be bid under theWorld Bank's international competitive bidding (ICB) procedures and for contracts forconsultancy services will be announced, as they become available, in UNDevelopment Business and the World Bank external website, and in local newspapers.
Prequalification ofsuppliers and contractors will be requiredfor the following contracts:
Design and build for rehabilitation of existing transmission main and construction of 50 kmof transmission main, DN 500 mm, Pemba.Design and build for expansion of the well field, rehabilitation and expansion of theexisting water treatment plant and pumping stations, Pemba.Design and build for expansion of the well field, rehabilitation and expansion of the ironremoval plant and pumping stations, Tete.Construction of network (140 km), rehabilitation and construction of a new DistributionCentre, Pemba.Construction of network (150 km), rehabilitation and construction of new DistributionCentres, Tete
Interested eligible bidders who wish to be included on themailing list to receive an invitation to bid under ICB procedures, and interested consultants who wish to receivea copy of the advertisement requesting expressions of interestfor large-value consultants' contracts, or those requiringadditionalinformation, should contact the address below.
FIPAG ?Fundo de Investimentos e Património do Abastecimento de Água
Av. FilipeSamuel Magaia, Nr 1291, R/C
Tel: 258 21308840, Fax: 25821308881