Transforming Irrigation Management in NG - P123112
FEDERAL MINISTRY OF WATER RESOURCES | Published December 9, 2014 - Deadline January 15, 2015
Consultancy For Individual Dam Panel Of Experts ( Poe ) For
Seven Dams In Northern Nigeria Under The Transforming Irrigation Management In Nigeria.
FEDERAL REPUBLIC OFNIGERIA
FEDERAL MINISTRY OF WATERRESOURCES
CONSULTANCY FOR INDIVIDUAL DAM PANEL OF EXPERTS( PoE ) FOR SEVEN DAMS IN NORTHERNNIGERIA UNDER THE TRANSFORMING IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT IN NIGERIA.
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OFINTEREST
A. COUNTRY: NIGERIA
NAME OF PROJECT: TRANSFORMINGIRRIGATION MANAGEMENT IN NIGERIA (TRIMING) PROJECT
Project ID No: P123112
The FederalGovernment of Nigeria (FGN) has applied for a credit from the International DevelopmentAssociation (IDA) towards the cost of theTransforming Irrigation Management inNigeria (TRIMING) Project and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this credit to payments under contracts for theprocurement of Services of Internationally recognized Individual Dam Safety Experts who shall work in a Committee ofExperts as aPanel of Experts to review and advise on matters relating to dam safety and other critical aspects of the dams, their appurtenantstructures, the catchment areas, the area surrounding the reservoirs and their downstream areas. The Panel of Expert terms ofreference may also cover such areas as review of technical design for the rehabilitation works. The seven dams are Bakolori, Zobe,Goronyo, Tiga, Dadin-Kowa , ,Hadejia Barrage, Challawa Gorge and Ruwan Kanyan Reservoir. They will periodically monitor the rehabilitation works and the initial preparation for the reservoiroperation procedures. The World Bank Dam Safety Policy is given in Section Bbelow.
The TRIMING ProjectDevelopment Objective is to improve access to irrigation and drainage services and to strengthen institutional arrangements forintegrated water resources management and agriculture service delivery in selected large-scale public schemes in NorthernNigeria. The principal proposed investment components are thefollowing: Water Resources Management and Dam Operations Improvement; Enhancing Agricultural Productivity and Support toValue ChainsDevelopment and Institutional Development and Project Management. TheImplementing Agency for the Borrower (Government of Nigeria) is the Federal Ministry of Water Resources (FMWR). The FMWR has appointed a Project Management Unit (PMU) to manage all aspects ofprocurement, management, payments and disbursement applications forthe Project.
B. Operational Policy 4.37- Safety ofDams
Need for a Panel of Experts. Bank support for all new orexisting irrigation projectsserved by new or existing large dams require that the dam's safety conforms to the requirementsof the Bank's Operational Policy (OP) 4.37 and are implemented from the Project preparation to its Loan closure by attachedhereto. When substantial remedial works are needed, the Bank requires that (a) thework be designed and supervised by competent professionals; and (b) the same reports and plans as for a new Bank-financed dam beprepared and implemented. Annex A to BP 4.37 mandates that, even for existing damsserving an irrigation project, four Plans are prepared and ready for updating, as necessary, during construction and commissioningof remedial works for the dams. These Plans are: (i) Construction Supervision andQuality Assurance Plan; (ii) Instrumentation Plan; (iii) Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Plan; and (iv) Emergency PreparednessPlan. For high-hazard dams involving significant and complex remedial work, the Bank requires that a panel of independent experts(PoE) be employed to undertake reviews of the investigation,design, and construction of the dam's remedial works and the post-rehabilitation start of its reservoir operations.
Composition of the PoE and its Modus Operandi An (OP) 4.37 PoE consists of three or moreexperts, appointed by the Borrower and acceptable to the Bank, with expertise in the various technical fields relevant to thesafety aspects of the particular dam or dams. The number, professional breadth, technical expertise and experience of PoE membersare to be appropriate to the size, complexity, and hazard potential of the damunder consideration. For high-hazard dams, inparticular, the PoE members should be internationally known experts in their field and therefore must be nationally/internationally recruited where necessary for each type of expertise required. The primary purpose of the PoEis to review andadvise the Borrower on matters relative to dam safety and other critical aspects of the dams, its appurtenant structures, thecatchment area, the area surrounding the reservoir, and downstreamareas. However, theBorrower normally extends the Panel's composition and terms of reference beyond dam safety to cover such areas as technical designand/or construction procedures requiring for complex associated works, especially where such works are to be undertaken forexisting dams providing normal daily water deliveries.
The Borrower contracts the services of the PoE and provides administrative support for its activities. Beginning as early inproject preparation as possible for an existing dam, the Borrower arranges for periodic Panel meetings and reviews, which continuethrough the investigation, design, construction, and also initial filling (if the remedial works require emptying of the reservoir)and operational start-up phases. The Bank normally sends an observer to PoE meetingsand, after each meeting, the PoE prepares and submits a written report of its conclusions and recommendations, signed by eachparticipating member. Following the completion of the works or refilling of the reservoir and start-up of the dam, the Bank reviewsthePanel's final findings and recommendations with respect to the safetyof the dam. If no significant issues pertaining toreduction of safety risks and sustained normal operation (or the filling and start-up ofthe dam), the Borrower may disband thedam's PoE.
C. PoERecruitment and Implementation
The PMU intends to recruit a pool of experts for each area of expertise required that are willing to serve on the PoEsfor each dam. A draft framework Contract will be sent to selected candidates describing the terms of their appointment, negotiated fee, how their visits will bearranged and paid etc. The PMU will be responsible for their air tickets, hotel accommodation, per diem expense, land and airtravel in Nigeria. It will also arrange rooms for PoE meetings.
PoE work in Nigeria is expected to last about 3 to 4 weeks forthe seven dams. Prior to each initial design review meeting,each dam's PoE members will receive copies of all reports and a specific Terms of Reference (ToR) for the individual mission. Damsdesign drawings will be made available to the PoE at the start of the Mission in Nigeria. If possible, the Consultant's Team Leader orhis dam expert will be available to answerPoE questions, representatives of the FMWR Dams and Reservoir Operations Dept. will attend all technical meetings. Each dam PoE team will choose a panel member to serve as its spokesperson and undertake themanagement of report preparation for each mission.
D.Qualifications of Required Experts
The PoEexpertise required would include, inter alia, the following specialists with construction and existing dam rehabilitation andimprovement experience: (i) geotechnical investigations and design; (ii) hydro electro-mechanicalappurtenances and dam safety instrumentation; (iii) dam remedial worksconstruction specialist; and (iv) operational hydrologist.
All interested candidates are expected to have a good comprehension of English in general and, an ability to write anEnglish technical note contribution for the mission report in particular.The PoE should possess sufficient knowledgeof International Standards (such as ICOLD) and best practices in their respective fieldas well as adequate experience of working for dam projects funded by International/bilateral agencies. Therequisite professional qualifications of these experts are as follows:
A highly experienced Geotechnical Engineer with around 25years or above workin the geotechnical aspects of design, construction, operation and maintenance of dams, inclusive of remedialworks for existing dams. He should be recognized internationally on the basis of hisconsulting assignments, technical papers and membership in professional associations. He should be capable of assessing a dam's complex geotechnical condition affecting its safety and, prepare an assessmentreport of his findings and recommendations including proposals for supplementarygeotechnical and geophysical field investigations. An understanding of geotechnical modeling software and geotechnical failure riskanalysis is desirable.
2.) Hydro Electro-MechanicalExpert
A highly experienced Mechanical Engineer with around 25 yearsor above especially in the dam development and rehabilitation including design,installation, operation and maintenance and replacement of dam Hydro Electro - Mechanical equipment, appurtenances (gates, valves, lifting equipment, pipesystems, etc.) and associated mechanical-electrical control systems. He should be recognized internationally on the basis of hisconsulting assignments, technical papers and membership in professional associations. He should be capable of critically assessing the condition of equipment, proposing specifications and methods of equipmentreplacement and preparing a report of his findings and recommendations.
3.) Dam Remedial Works Design and Construction Specialist
A highly experienced Civil Engineer with around 25 years ofwork on construction and management of dams in general with particular experience in remedial works for large dams. He should have first-hand experience in planning and managing construction programs,complex construction works such as grouting technologies for cut-off walls, coffer dams and similar works for existing dams inparticular. He should be updated on current construction equipment, methods andtechnologies. Prior consulting experience and dam review experience is anasset.
4.) Operational Hydrologist/Hydraulics Specialist
An experienced engineer/hydrologist specializing inoperational hydrology of national and/or international repute with at least 20 years work experience. This experience should include: processing and review of raw hydrometric data; analysis of extreme rainfall andriver flow statistics; preparation of river flow hydrographs and flow?duration curves for use in deriving reservoir rule curves;rainfall-runoff simulation of river flow under conditionsof inadequate flow records for determination of extreme low frequency inflow hydrographs for dam reservoirs; reservoir operational modeling to determineextreme spillway discharges; river channel flow modeling to determine overbank flooding from extreme spillway discharges; dam breakmodelingas well as reviewof hydraulic design, such as spillways, stilling basins, outlet works, etc.
InterestedConsultants shouldsubmit their Curriculum Vitae (CV) with copies of engagement letters supporting information that the CVdemonstrates that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the services. The short-listing criteriaare:
a) General experience in area of expertise listed above on project/scheme inNigeria or elsewhere at a similar scale;
b) Specific experience in / of particular area of expertise indams, water resource management or similarfields;
c) Experience with Panel of Experts for Dams externally funded projects (e.g.AfDB, WB, USAID, DFID, etc.);
d) Experience in Nigeriaor a developing countrywithin Africa under similar conditions.
The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 ofthe World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and employment of Consultants (under IBRD loans and IDA Credit and Grants) by World Bankborrowers. January 2011 edition(Consultants Guidelines) setting forth the World Bank Policy on Conflict ofInterest.
Interested consultants may obtain further information from the addressbelow during office hours 08:00 and 17:00 (Local time Monday to Friday) and/or send an email to the Project Coordinator at address"firstname.lastname@example.org".
A hard copy of Expression ofInterest must be delivered to the address below in person or by courier not later than 14:00 hours local time on 15th January, 2015.
TRANSFORMING IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT INNIGERIA PROJECT,
FEDERAL MINISTRY OF WATERRESOURCES,
PLOT 1402, ABBA KYARI STREET, OFF ADESOJIADEREMI STREET
 Such cases may arise for existing earth dams due to construction of: (i) afoundation cut-off (e.g. for Goronyo dam); or (ii) an auxiliary spillway on the embankments of an existing earth dam (e.g.for Bakolori & Zobedams)