WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION - P101190
SE BELCOMTEHINVEST | Published February 24, 2016 - Deadline March 16, 2016
Preparation Of Feasibility Study For The
Reconstruction/development Of Water Supply System Facilities (collection,treatment And
Distribution Of Potable Water) And Sanitation (collection, Sanitation And Treatment Of Wastewater).
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
(CONSULTING SERVICES ? FIRMS SELECTION)
REPUBLIC OF BELARUS
WATER SUPPLLY AND SANITATION PROJECT. ADDITIONALFINANCING.
Loan No.: 8352-BY
Assignment Title: Preparation of Feasibility Study for theReconstruction/Development of Water Supply System Facilities (collection, treatment and distribution of potable water) andSanitation (collection, sanitation and treatment of wastewater).
Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): AF/WSSP/QCBS/2015-7
The Republic of Belarus has received additional financing from the International Bankfor Reconstruction and Development toward the cost of the Water Supply and Sanitation Project, and intends to apply part of theproceeds for consulting services.
The consulting services("the Services") include: preparation of feasibility study and environmental impact assessment for investments offered for further development (at the nextstage) of the design and bidding documents to confirm sound technical, social, environmental, financial and economic feasibility oftheir implementation. The services shall cover the following facilities included in the component "Assistance in preparation ofinvestment activities" of the Project:
· "Reconstruction of Water Supply System of Oktyabrsky Urban Settlement";
· "Reconstruction of Water Supply System including the Construction of a Water Intake Facility and a Deferrization Stationin the town of Cherven";
· "Reconstruction of Sewerage System of the Town of Zaslavl";
· "Reconstruction of wastewater treatment facility of Sewerage System in Slutsk";
· "Reconstruction of Soligorsk Waste Water Treatment Plant".
Implementation period of assignment: until August, 2017.
The detailed Terms of Reference are at: https://yadi.sk/i/iYQtWwh4pMmRH
The State Enterprise "Belcomtehinvest" (also referred to as "Project Coordination Team"or "PCT"), established by and subordinate to the Ministry of Housing and Utilities of the Republic of Belarus, now invites eligibleconsulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants shouldprovide information demonstrating that they have therequired qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services(brochures, description and references of similarassignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.). Theshortlisting criteria are:
· Not less than 3 similar projects on preparationof Feasibility Study of investments for thewater supply and sanitation is a must;
· Specific experience in preparation of Feasibility Studies of investments for the water supplyand sanitation facilities in countries with climate and administrative conditions similar tothose in the Republic of Belarus willbe considered as advantage.
The attention of interestedConsultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 and 1.11 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World BankBorrowers (January 2011, revised July 2014)("Consultant Guidelines"), settingforth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest and eligibility.
Consultants may associate with other firms in theform of a joint venture or asubconsultancy to enhance their qualifications. In caseof a Joint Venture (JV), all members of the JV will be evaluated jointly for the purpose of short listing and shall be jointly andseverally liable for the assignment and shall sign the contract in case of award is made to that JV group. Interested consultants should clearly indicate the structure oftheir "association" and the duties of thepartners and sub consultants in their application. Unclear expression of interests in terms of "in association with" and/or "inaffiliation with" and etc. may not be considered for short listing. Keeping one expression of interest per firm as principle, aconsultant firm may decide whether it wishes to participate as a sub consultant or as an individual consultant or as a partner in ajoint venture. Please note that a firm shall submit only one EOI in the sameselection process either individually as a consultant or as a partner in a joint venture. No firm can be a sub consultant whilesubmitting anEOI individually or as a partner of a joint venture in the same selection process. A firm, if acting in the capacityof sub consultant in any consultant or JV, may participate in more than one consultant, but only in the capacity of a subconsultant.
A consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality- and Cost-BasedSelection (QCBS) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.
Further information can be obtained at the addressbelow during office hours: from 8:30 to 17:30 hours Minsk time.
Expressions of interest must be delivered in awritten form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by 17:30 hours Minsk time on March 16, 2016.
State Enterprise "Belcomtehinvest"
25 Kalvariyskaya St., Room 220, Minsk 220079, Republic of Belarus
Attn: Mr. Vladislav L. Morozov,Director
Tel:+375 17 204 49 26;
Tel/Fax: +375 17 204 40 01