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Afghanistan Power System Dev Project AF - P152975

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat | Published September 14, 2015  -  Deadline September 23, 2015
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Terms Of Reference (tor) For Individual Consultant Electrical Engineer REQUESTFOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST Afghanistan Power System Development Project Additional Financing TERMS OF REFERENCE (TOR) for Individual Consultant (Electrical Engineer) COUNTRY: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan NAME OF PROJECT: Afghanistan Power System Development Project AdditionalFinancing CONSULTING SERVICES: Individual Consultant Reference No: VA-DABS-HQs/94-075 Addendum 1 Project ID No.:P152975 Duty Station:    Kabul, Afghanistan with travel to project site ifnecessary Supervisor:      DABS Director General Number ofJobs:1 Salary: As per company salary Job Type:    Full Time Nationality:   Any Nationality Advertising Date:   14 Sep, 2015 Closing Date: 23 Sep2015 Email:Wali.oria@dabs.af or hr@dabs.af Project background: Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of theAfghanistan Power Systems DevelopmentProject (APSDP) and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consultant services. The development objectivesof the APSDP are to increase the number of electricity connections for the urban centers of Charikar, Gulbahar and Jabul-es-Serajand Pul-e-Khumri and to improve the availability of power from Naghlu and Mahipar switchyards. This was to be achieved through (i)provision of grid connectivity to Charikar, Gulbahar, Jabul-Seraj, consumers, which were receiving power supply for a few hours aday through off-grid diesel/hydro generators; (ii) rehabilitation of the transmission switchyards associated with the largest twohydro power plants in Afghanistan- Naghlu and Mahipar; and (iii) augmentation of Pul-e-Khumri medium and low voltage distributionnetwork to cover more areas. The priority areas in each town were agreed with Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) and Ministry ofEnergy and Water (MEW). The project has the following main components: A.    Rehabilitation of Charikar, Gulbahar & Jabul-e-Seraj (contract MEW/S-504) andPul-e-Khumri Distribution Systems (contract MEW/S-506): Installation of both of the twocontracts has been largely completed. The Project Management Firm (PMF) supported MEW with processing contract closing and systemtransfer to DABS. The PMF contract closed on June 30, 2015 and the installed networks were transferred to DABS. DABS now isresponsible for the procurement and installation of the service drops and meter boxes to connect the distribution networks tohouseholds. The Additional Financing will be used tofund the goods only, and the installation will be conducted byDABS B.     Rehabilitation of Naghlu and Mahipar 110kV Substations (contractMEW/S-505): Rehabilitation of these two substations is covered under one supply andinstallation contract. The installation was planned to be done in sequence instead of simultaneously. At Mahipar, the constructioninstallation testing and commissioning work have been completed.  Formal handing overto DABS and operator's training have been completed. At Naghlu, rehabilitation works can only start in the dry season and isexpected to take 6-8 months for completion. However, due to the seasonality of hydropower at Naghlu, there is a risk that workscould be pushed into 2016. This contract (MEW/S- 505) is handed over to DABS throughcontract amendment. DABS now needs to select a consulting firm to support the technical monitoring of the implementation of therest of the contract whichmay last till the end of 2015 or early 2016. But to fill the time gapbetween completion of current PMFand the hiring of a new firm, DABS is recruiting two individual consultants as Supervisor Electrical Engineer and Supervisor CivilEngineer to supervise the activities and tasks of contractors. The Additional Financing will be used to cover the incremental costof this contract and the cost of the technical monitoring consultants. The Contract for Rehabilitation of Naghlu and Mahipur110kV Substations covers survey, design,supply and erection including but not limited to the following: a)       Naghlu Substation i.            Five 110kV LineBays (Three Replaced and Two New) ii.            Two 110kV Transformer Bays iii.            Two 110kV Metering Bays iv.           One 110kV Bus-Coupler Bay v.            One Complete, Portable  TrailerMounted 110kV Line Bay vi.           One 12-Panel 10kV Indoor Metalclad Switchboard vii.            Control and Protection Equipment viii.           Substation Control andMonitoring System ix.           Communication Equipment to connect to OPGW x.            All Necessary Auxiliary Equipment to complete theworks. b)      Mahipur Substation i.            Three 110kV Line Bays (Two Replaced and One New) ii.            Three 110kV Transformer Bays iii.            Three 110kV Metering Bays iv.           One 110kV Bus-Coupler Bay v.            One Complete, Portable Trailer Mounted 110kV Line Bay vi.           One 12-Panel 10kV Indoor Metalclad Switchboard vii.            Control and Protection Equipment viii.           Substation Control andMonitoring System ix.           Communication Equipment to connect to OPGW x.            All Necessary Auxiliary Equipment to complete theworks. Scope of work: The consultant's dutystation will be Naghlu Hydro Power plant. The consultant has to review equipment's of Naghlu hydropower plant Switchyard, through consultation with NaghluHPP Manager. The consultant has to perform the following tasks: 1.      Complete electrical works by supervising installations; resolvingdesign issues 2.      Maintains safe and healthy work environment by establishing,following, and enforcing standards and procedures; complying with codes and legal regulations 3.      Review test requirements and assist in electrical equipment checkoutand startup. 4.      Review the project engineering drawings and work with companycommissioning personnel to testify the electrical systems being installed. 5.      Supervise the works carried out by theContractors. 6.      Support accomplishment of End User requirements for operability,maintainability, compatibility and reliability with existing facilities in installation of new facilities. 7.      The day to day supervision and coordination with all relevantparties, including the coordination of all activities carried out by the Civil and Mechanical contractors and theirsubcontractors. 8.      Review payment claims submitted by theContractors. Deliverables and millstones: 1.      Internal monthly and weekly managementreports. 2.      Handover report after completion of contract to Bank, DABS andProject Management Firm Contracting: The contract will be a time-based payment contract andinclude a period of 90 working days (6 working days each week). The consultant shall be granted two week leave without pay duringthis assignment. The consultant shall be provided two return air tickets from his home country to Kabul. The consultant's remuneration is based on (i) agreedupon unit rates multiplied by the actual time spent by the staff in executing the assignment, and (ii) reimbursable expenses usingactual expenses and/ or agreed unit prices. DABS officials will supervise the consultant works, who will be involved in the dailyexecution of the assignment. During this 90 working days assignment a SupervisionConsulting firm will be hired.The Individual Consultant (Electrical Engineer) will update and deliver all responsibility to theFirm at the end of the assignment. Qualification: 1.       At least Bachelor's degree, Master's degree in electrical engineering is preferred. 2.       Must have ten years' experience in planning and implementation of substation and switch yard rehabilitationactivities. 3.       Experience with hydropower plant and electrification projects. 4.       Experience preparing scope of supply and employer'srequirements is essential. 5.       Has worked for similar switch yard rehabilitation activities. Experience ofpreparing procurement based on international financial institutions' policies andprocedures, ideally those of the World Bank andDABS is essential. Excellent English language skills are required.

DABS Planning And Capacity Support - P131228

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) | Published November 24, 2015  -  Deadline December 15, 2015
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Consulting Services For Designing Of Dabs Training Center REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Client:                Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat(DABS) Country:            Afghanistan Project:               DABS Planning and Capacity Support Project (DPCSP) Project ID No.:  P131228 IDA Grant No.: TF 054718 [Afghanistan Reconstruction TrustFund] Assignment:         Consulting Services for Designing of DABS Training Center Reference No. :   DABSPCSP-22-SCC-CF-2A TheDABS, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (the "Recipient") has been allocated grant funds (Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust FundGrant: TF 054718), (the "Grant") from the International Development Association, World Bank (the "Bank") towards the cost of DABSPlanning and Capacity Support Project (DPCSP), executed by Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) (the "Client"), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for the consulting services. The consulting services ("the Services") include design, drawing andpreparation of bidding documents for all necessary works for a centralized training facility for DABS of approximate area of about 17000m2 in Kabul. The new building should be safe, reliable, cost effective, energy saving (aiming zeroenergy loss), well ventilated with adequate light, environment friendly, seismic resistant, differently-able peoplefriendly,well-equipped with safety equipment, parking, plumbing, drainage, boundary wall and communication facilities. The TrainingFacility would have the following infrastructure: ·         A centrally air conditioned 150 seat capacity Auditorium with latest Audio/ VideoSystem. ·         A Conference Hall (50 seats) for holding seminars, workshops and conferences. ·         3 Lecture Halls (60 seats, 40 seats and 20seats) for holding regular class roomsessions. ·         Administrative Office. ·         Hostels: Well-furnished Executive Hostel and Trainee Hostel with lodgingand boarding facilities to accommodate about 40 trainees. Separate Girl's hostel with a capacity of 10inmates for female traineesto be also provided. ·         Library: A library is intended to be set up as a part of theTraining Facility with a large collection of books and videos onModern Power Station Technology, various branches of Engineering, ComputerSciences, Industrial Relations, Management, PowerReforms, Regulatoryissues, etc. The library would subscribe to a number of Afghan and foreign technical journals andperiodicals. ·         Laboratories, Workshops and Models including computerlabs: An essential part of the training is to provide practical on-the-job training to the O&M personnel on theoperations and maintenance of the equipment. Thus, the Training center willhave well equipped laboratories and workshops with wideranging facilities for imparting training to Technicians, Operators and Engineers on various aspects of power generation,transmission and distribution. The labs/workshops would include: (i) Maintenance workshops for Valves, Bearings, Shaft alignment,Pumps, Motors etc. (ii) Electrical Labs. with facilities for testing of relays, electrical equipment, insulating oils etc. alongwith repairs., (iii) Control and Instrumentation Lab. with facilities for testing, collaboration and repairs of different types ofprocess control instruments. (iv) Live working models of someof the important mechanical and electrical equipment such as pumps,valves, transformers, circuit breakers would be installed in the Labs/Workshops. ·         Sports Facilities: Outdoor sports andgamesfacilities such as Volleyball, Basketball and table tennis will be developed and students/trainees would be encouraged toavail these facilities. The Services are expected to be carried out over a period of 5 (Five)months commencing from March 2016. The draftTerms of Reference (TOR) may be obtained through email from Mr. Wali Oria (email: wali.oria@dabs.af), Project Director or Mr. Safi Rahamatullah (email: rahmatullah.safi@dabs.af), ProjectManager. Further information can be obtained at the address given on next page during office hours [08:00 to 16:00 hours]. The Da AfghanistanBreshna Sherkat (DABS) now invites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") toindicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they havethe required qualificationsand relevant experience to perform the Services. The short listingcriteria are: The firms should have been in the business for the last 5years.The firms shall be financially sound with an annual averageturnover of more than US$100,000during last three yearsThe firms should have at least 3 similar contracts experience inplanning and design and with the value of more than US$60,000 each.Availability of skillsamong staff (Design, technical evaluation,and certification staff working within the firm). The attention of interested Consultants isdrawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment ofConsultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers, January 2011 (Revised July 2014) ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict ofinterest. The Guidelines are available at   www.worldbank.org/procure. This will be a Lump Sum contract and theconsultant will be selected in accordance with the SelectionBased on the Consultants' Qualifications (CQS) procedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines:Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers, January2011. Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub consultancy to enhancetheir qualifications. Expressions of interest should beno more than twenty (20) pages inlength and must be delivered in a written form either personally or through any track able courier service on orbefore 15 December, 2015 in a sealed envelope. Please mark theenvelop with the superscription "Expression of Interest for Consultancy Services for Designing of DABS TrainingCenter" and send to the following address: Mr. Yousuf Anwary Director ? Procurement (Acting) O/o CFO, 1stFloor Da Afghanistan BreshnaSherkat (DABS), H.Q, Chaman-e-Houzouri, Kabul,Afghanistan Telephone: 0752002063 Email:   tenders.dabs@dabs.af and shafiqullah.hanif@dabs.af Note: DABS will not be held responsible for late receipt or non-receipt of any documents sent through Courier or byany other means.

DABS Planning And Capacity Support - P131228

Da Afghanistan BreshnaSherkat (DABS), H.Q | Published January 15, 2015  -  Deadline January 31, 2015
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Consulting Services For Designing And Supervision Of Constructionof Dabs Training Center DABS Planning and Capacity Support REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST For Consulting Services for designing and supervision of construction  of DABS Training Center Reference No: DABS-94-WB-005 The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has appliedfor financing from  the AfghanistanReconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF), which is administered by the International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank, towards the cost of the DABS Planning and Capacity Support project; and it intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat(DABS) is a vertically integratedutility fully owned by the Government of Afghanistan. DABS is responsible for Generation, Transmission, and Distribution ofelectricity in the country. Under the World Bank grant, DABS intends to develop a world class training facility at Kabul fortraining its staff. The training facility would have state-of-the-art infrastructure for training its vast pool of human resources.Training Center would include lecture halls, conference hall, auditorium, administration office, computer laboratories, mechanical,electrical and Control & Intrumentation laboratories / workshops, library, hostel, and  any other related facilities. DABS would like to appoint a consulting firmto design the training facility, andsupervise its construction The sevices shall be implemented in  two stages asfollows: Component 1: Complete design of the training centerComplex  including: ·        Master layout ·        Area Gradingdetails ·        DBR (based on localconditions) ·        Preparation ofBOQ ·        GFC for Plans / Sections /Elevations ·        Architectural features inthelayout as well as in units ·        Structural designs and detaildrawings ·        Detail drawings for Chajja'slintels, slabs projections, sills, etc. ·        Finishing itemsdetails ·        Internal Plumbing and Externalplumbing drawings ·        Terrace Ring Main detailsandwaterproofing details ·        Internal Electrical and ExternalElectrical drawings ·        HVAC ·        Water supply ·        Seweragesystem ·        STPdetails ·        Elevatordetails ·        Roads, Kerb and Strom watersystem ·        Rain water harvestingpitdetails ·        Transformer and loaddatadetails ·        Fire fightingsystem ·        Parking layout detaildrawings ·        Work shop and Laboratortydrawings ·        Hostels for the Trainees withDining and Kitchen facility The Services are expected to be carried outover a period of  45 working days commencing from March2015. Component 2: Supervision of construction works, as well as assisting DABS during the technical bid evaluation in   procurement ofservices of a construction firm. Supervision will include project monitoring including the Quality Assurance, weekly and monthlyreports, invoice checking and certification during the execution of the construction till completion and handing over the facilityto DABS. The duration for this component will be later in ToR. DABS invites eligible firms to submit theirExpression of Interest (EoI) for providing these services.  The EoI should includefirm's credentials, viz., description of similar assignments indicating the cost of the project, experience in similar conditions,availability of appropriate skills among staff and other relevant information such as brochures. Firms may associate to enhancetheir qualifications. Thecriteria for short listing of the Consulting firms shall be as follows: The firmsshould have design and supervision experience of at least 5 years; The firmsshall be financially sound with an annual turnover of more than US$200,000 during the last five years The firmsshould have at least 3 similar experiences in design and supervision with the value of more than US$120,000each Availability of skills among staff (Design, technical evaluation, and construction supervision andcertification). The consulting firm will be selected by CQS procedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultantsunder IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by WorldBank Borrowers, January 2011. EoI should be no morethan twenty (20) pages in length and must be delivered by e-mail, fax or hard copy to the address below on or before 10:00 Hrs (Kabul time) 31January , 2015. Mr. AhmadShah Sahil, ChiefFinancilal Officer, DaAfghanistan BreshnaSherkat (DABS), H.Q, ChamanHouzouri, Kabul, Afghanistan Email:   tenders.dabs@dabs.af Website: www.dabs.af For any clarifications withrespect to submission of Expression of Interest, please contact: Mr.ShafiqullahHanif, DirectorProcurement Da Afghanistan BreshnaSherkat Chaman Houzouri, Kabul, Afghanistan Telephone:+93-752002063 Email:shafiqullah.hanif@dabs.af

Natl Horticulture & Livestock Project - P143841

Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock | Published September 8, 2015  -  Deadline September 22, 2015
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Supply And Installation Of Solar Water Pumps And Panels (complete Set) Plus Digging Of Bore-well Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Ministry of Agriculture,Irrigation and Livestock NHLP- Livestock Component ADDENDUM No.1 TOIFB No. MAIL/ARTF/NHLP/ICB - G.391 Procurement of Supply and installation of SolarWater Pumps and Panels (Complete Set) plus digging of bore-well National Horticulture andLivestock Project (NHLP) Livestock Loan No. /Credit No. /Grant No.:TF013820 ? Project ID: P143841 Addedum No-1 for the subjectprocurement is available in the following websites. UNDB online website, www.mail.gov.af and National ProcurementAuthority For receiving soft copy of the Addendum please contact MohammadJawad "Ahmadzai"  orSankara Vadivelu through the address below during office hours -08:00 till 16:00 hours. jawad.ahmadzai@mail.gov.af ,kumar.sanka@mailgov.af Purpose of the Addendum is to include the revised specification, Designof bore-well and extend theclosing date of the IFB from September 12th,2015 at 02:00 Pm Kabul Afghanistan Local Time till -02:00 PmKabul Afghanistan local time dated 22th September 2015, therefore; you can submit your company Price/bid till abovementioned time and date. Original Specification andClosing Date for Procurement of Supply and installation of Solar Water Pumps and Panels (Complete Set) plus diggingof bore-well Revised Specification and Closing Date forProcurement of Supply andinstallation of Solar Water Pumps and Panels (Complete Set) plus digging of bore-well Specifications for SolarPanels 1.Rigid  siliconeSolar panels ? 200 watts 2.Volts-------------------------------28-30 3Amperage-----------------------6.75-7 4 Alternate current and Direct current 5 No. of Panels                          12(twelveX200 watts) 6. GRM control 7 Switch box 8 All other accessories 9.Switch for conversion to AC/DC Specifications for Submersible pump 1.Maximum Head      150 m 2.Pump Length:     116cm 3 Operating with 30-300 VDC 4 Type of Pump ;Helical Rotary 5.Discharge 2.3 Liters per second at maximum depth 6 Diameter of the Pump: 10 Cm Specification for solar cable Submersible electrical drop cable including earth conductor KTW Approved 13-16 mm Solar cable: DC cable Array to Controller     12AWG/3---------------------------------- Array to Array             3mm Square     10.5 Meters The above materials with all its accessories to run the submersible pump of 2 KVA successfully for a minimum of 12 hrs continuously under the temperature range of  5-40degree Celsius Specifications for SolarPanels 1.Rigid  siliconeSolar panels ? 300 watts 2.Volts-------------------------------28-30 3Amperage-----------------------6.75-7 4 Alternate current and Direct current 5 No. of Panels                          15(FifteenX300 watts) 6. GRM control 7 Switch box 8 All other accessories 9.Switch for conversion to AC/DC Specifications for Submersible pump 1.Maximum Head      150 m 2.Pump Length:     116cm 3 Operating with 30-300 VDC 4 Type of Pump ;Helical Rotary 5.Discharge 2.3 Liters per second at maximum depth 6 Diameter of the Pump: 10 Cm Specification for solar cable Submersible electrical drop cable including earth conductor KTW Approved 13-16 mm Solar cable: DC cable Array to Controller     12AWG/3---------------------------------- Array to Array             3mm Square     10.5 Meters The above materials with all its accessories to run the submersible pump of 3.5 KVA successfully for a minimum of 12 hrs continuously under the temperature range of 5-40degreeCelsius. Frame for solar panels, stand formanual tracking etc. The solar water pumping system and bore-well including discharge testingsystem should be on turnkey basis. September 12th, 2015 at 02:00 Pm Kabul Afghanistan Local Time 22th September 2015 02:00 Pm Kabul Afghanistan local time Procurement Section of NHLP Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigationand Livestock Attn: Mohammad Jawad "Ahmadzai"Senior Procurement Officer Jamal Mina Kabul University Road,Kabul, Afghanistan Mob:+93 (0) 799 200 650 - +93 (0) 786 060967

DABS Planning And Capacity Support - P131228

Da Afghanistan BreshnaSherkat (DABS) | Published January 5, 2015  -  Deadline January 18, 2015
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Consultant Services For Monitoring , Supervision Of Unit #1 Rehabilitation, Overhaul Maintenance, And Provision Ofspare Parts Naghlu Hydropower Rehabilitation Project (NHRP) REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OFINTEREST for Consultant services for Monitoring ,Supervision of Unit #1 rehabilitation, Overhaul Maintenance, and Provision of Spare Parts Project ID No: P131228 DABS Reference No:DABS-94-WB-ICB-008 Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS),the national electricity utility is  responsiblefor management and operation of the electricity system within Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.  Until 2009, DABS was a department of the Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW).DABS' corporatization has been accompanied by a strong program of commercialization supported by the World Bank and more recentlyby USAID. DABS is responsible for the installed domestic generation capacity, including about 230MW ofhydropower. Since 2006 the World Bank has beenfinancing the rehabilitation of the electrical and electromechanical parts of Naghluhydropower plant which was built with SovietAssistance during the 1960s. The current project under which this financing is taking place closed in March 2013 Among others, twoprimary problems have emerged:  sediment has builtup on the face of the dam and blocked the bottom outlet; and there is no auxiliary power source, leaving only manual opening andclosing of the spillway gates or inlet valves in the event that the plant is not generating.  Overall, under the status quo, without additional Bank financing, there is agrave risk to Naghlu not being able to continue to generate and also a significantsafety risk. The Naghlu Hydropower RehabilitationProject aimsat continuing the rehabilitation work of Naghlu Hydropower Plant. Theproject will be fully implemented by DABS. Ofcritical importance is the need to carry out the electromechanical works to restor Unit 1 andto perform the regulaur overhaul ofother units. This supervision consultancy, among others, will aiat managing the activities related to the rehabilitation  of Unit 1 ,overhaul of Unit 3 and procurement ofnecessary spare parts for at least five years to support regular maintenence. Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) requests Expressionsof Interest from QualifiedMonitoring and Supervision firms for providing the services related: preparing relevant biddingdocuments, supporting DABS in the procurement process and evaluation of proposals, monitoring, and supervision activities of thesaid activities to achive recommissioning and restoration of the plant capacity. DABS invites eligible firms to indicate their interest inproviding above mentioned  services.  Interested firms must provide information indicatingthat they are qualified and capable of doing the same services by providing brochures, description of similar assignments,experience in similar works, availability of appropriate skills among staff, experience of working in similar conditions, and otherrelevant information.  Firms may associate toenhance their qualifications. Following an assessment of the Expression ofInterest submittals, DABS will choose and provide a Request for Proposals package to be used in the actual selection process.  The firm will be selected in accordance with aSelection based on Consultants Qualification  (CQS) process as per GIRoA procurement regulations withsupport from World Bank. Expressions of interest should be no more than ten (20)pages in length and must be delivered to the address below at or before 10:00 Hrs (local time) on 18th Jan, 2015. Mr. Ahmad Shah Sahil, Chief Financilal Officer, Da Afghanistan BreshnaSherkat (DABS), H.Q, Chaman Houzouri, Kabul, Afghanistan Contact Persons: ShafiqullahHanif, DirectorProcurement Telephone:0752002063 Email:   tenders.dabs@dabs.af and shafiqullah.hanif@dabs.af Website:www.dabs.af

Afghanistan Power System Dev Project AF - P152975

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) | Published March 6, 2016  -  Deadline April 25, 2016
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Supply And Delivery Of Electricity Meter Boxes And Associated Equipment Invitation for Bids (IFB) Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) Project ID: P152975 Grant No: TF093513 Supply andDelivery of Electricity Meter Boxes and associated equipment RFP#NPA/DABS/94/ICB/G-1095 1.     The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has applied forfinancing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Afghanistan Power System Development Project, andintends to apply part of the proceeds toward payments under the contract for Procurement of Meter Boxes and AssociatedEquipment. 2.      Da AfghanistanBreshna Sherkat (DABS) now invitessealed bids from eligible bidders for  Meter Boxes for delivery toCharikar and  to Pul-i-Khumri all to besupplied with associated equipment as described in the bidding documents. 3.     Bidding will be conducted through the International Competitive Bidding procedures as specified in the World Bank'sGuidelines: Procurement of Goods, Works and Non-Consulting Services under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits &Grants by World Bank Borrowers  ("ProcurementGuidelines"), and is open to all eligible bidders as defined in the Procurement Guidelines. In addition, please refer to paragraphs1.6 and 1.7 setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. 4.      Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from National Procurement AuthorityEmail: s.hameedi.gdnp@gmail.com  copied to zubair.amjeed@aop.gov.af  &saifullah.lodin@dabs.af  and inspect thebidding documents at the address given below from 8:00 hrs to 16:00 hrs on any working day from Saturdayto Wednesday. 5.                 Qualifications requirementsinclude (a)    If Bidder is Manufacturer: (i)     FinancialCapability The Bidder shall furnish documentaryevidence that it meets the following financial requirement(s): As a minimum,an Applicant's net worth calculated as the difference between total assets and total liabilities should bepositive: Audited financial statements showing an average annual turnover of at least $4,000,000 of the previous 3years Bidder mustdemonstrate access to, or availability of, financial resources such as liquid assets, unencumbered real assets, lines of credit,and other financial means, other than any contractual mobilization payments to meet: Cash flow capacity of at least USD 2,000,000 and positive networth For JointVenture of consortium, the lead member shall meet at least 50% of that required, and each member shall meet at least 30% of thatrequired. (ii)   Experience and TechnicalCapacity a) TheBidder shall furnish documentary evidence to demonstrate that it meets the following experience requirement(s): 1.    The meterboxes and associated equipment offered shall beunder standard production by the manufacturer for at least 5(five) years. 2.    Supply and delivery of similar electrical equipment of atleast $2,000,000 in any of the last 5years 3.    The list of supplied equipmentshall include: a)  Name and address of Purchaser withemail address/phone No. b)  Contract number and date. c)   Equipment/items ordered/supplied with their respective quantities. d)  Scheduled delivery date and actualdelivery date. e)   Details of Complaint, if any, received from the purchaser about the performance of the Equipment/items. b) The bids of bidders quoting as authorized distributer/dealer/reseller meeting with the aboverequirements in full can be considered only if: 1.     Themanufacturer/authorized distributer furnishes authorization assuring full guarantee and warranty obligations as per GCC Clause 28 2.     Manufacturer's Authorization Certificate is requiredif the bid is not submitted by Manufacturer In case of joint venture, the lead member (partner) shall havethe requisite experience asper (ii)(a) above  and  the other individual members (partners) may haveindividually or in JV supplied similar equipment within the last five (05) yearsto a tune of at least  $60,000 and documentary evidencefor the same need to beproduced as per (ii)-a-3 above. (iii)       Documentary Evidence a)      The Bidder shall furnish documentary evidence to demonstratethat the Goods it offers meet the following usage requirement: 1.    Meter boxes suitable for use on DABS system i.e. conformingto the technical  specifications 2.    Previouscontracts/work orders/Supply orders confirming thatsimilar meter boxes and associated equipment were supplied. 3.    Certificates issued, if any by previous purchaser of similar meter boxes andassociated equipment to the extent that the goods supplied are satisfactory (b)        If Bidder is not manufacturer: If a Bidder is not a manufacturer, butis offering the Goods on behalf of the Manufacturer under Manufacturer's Authorization Form (Section IV, Bidding Forms), the biddermust meet the above qualifications (i), (ii), (iii) 6.         A complete setofbidding documents in English may be obtained by interested bidders by downloadingthe same from the NPA website www.npa.gov.af.  In case ofdifficulty in downloading from website, interested bidders may contact at email address s.hameedi.gdnp@gmail.com  copied to zubair.amjeed@aop.gov.af  & saifullah.lodin@dabs.af 7.         Bids must be delivered to theaddress below at or before 10:00hr(Local time),   on 25th April 2016.  Late bids will be rejected.  Bids willbe opened in the presence of the bidders' representatives who choose to attend in person at the address below at 10:00 Hrs (Localtime), on the same day. All bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security of the amount in 80,000 USD or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency valid for a period of 28 daysbeyond the validity period of Bids (118 days from bid submission deadline date) 9.         The address (s) referred to above is (are): Attention:  Sayed Abdul Hamid Hamidy, Procurement Specialist Address:    National Procurement Authority AdministrativeOffice of the President PashtonistanWatt-Kabul Afghanistan Telephone: +93 020 2101752 E-mail: s.hameedi.gdnp@gmail.com Copy to: zubair.majeed@aop.gov.af  &saifullah.lodin@dabs.af

Naghlu Hydropower Rehabilitation Project - P132944

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat | Published February 21, 2015  -  Deadline March 5, 2015
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Assist Nhrp Project Director As Technical Adviser Islamic Republic Of Afghanistan Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST Naghlu Hydro Power Rehabilitation Project (NHRP) Terms of Reference for International Consultant To Assist NHRP Project Director as Technical Adviser COUNTRY: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan NAME OF PROJECT: Naghlu Hydro Power Rehabilitation Project (NHRP) CONSULTINGSERVICES: Individual Consultant Reference No: VA-DABS-HQs/93-099 Amendment 1 WB Project No: P132944 Duty Station:    Kabul, Afghanistan with travel to project site if necessary Supervisor:      DABS Director General Duration: 264 working days Number of Jobs:1 Salary:Depending on Qualification and Experience Job Type: FullTime Nationality: Any Nationality Advertising Date: February 21,2015 ClosingDate:   March 5, 2015 The Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat  (DABS), Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has received financing from the World Banktoward the cost of the Naghlu hydro powerrehabilitation project(NHRP), and intends to apply part ofthe proceeds for consulting services. The Services include for hiring of InternationalIndividual Advisor/Consultant to DABS for achieving the goals and objective   andexpecting him to join DABS ASAP. I.                 PROJECT BACKGROUND 1.      TheNaghlu Dam Project is financed by the World Bank and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The project is expectedto address the problems facingthe water supply, irrigation or hydropower sector through reconstruction and rehabilitation of NaghluDam, a gravity dam on the Kabul Riverin Surobi district, Kabul province, Afghanistan. It is located 40 km (25 mi) east ofthe Afghan capital Kabul. The primary purpose of the dam is hydroelectric power generation and it supports a powerstation with arated capacity of 4X23.5 MW at rated net head of 61m. It is the largest hydropower plant in Afghanistan and generate/providemost ofKabul's electricity. It is currently being rehabilitated and currently only two out of the four generators are operational. TheProject is being implemented by the Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW) and Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS). The overall aimof the Project is to improve and ensure safe, reliable and sustainable water supply, irrigation or hydropower in the Kabulprovince. 2.      As thewater supply or power supply system for the Kabul Province will provide the raw drinking water or hydropower from the Naghlu Dam,the client or owner is required to prepare an independent Dam Safety Assessment Report in accordance with the World Bank PoliciesOP / BP 4.37. The dam height is ~100 m (328 ft) and is 280 m (919 ft) long and its reservoir has a storagecapacity of 550,000,000 m3. The downstream of the dam is Kabul city with approximate population of 3,000,000. The ownerand operator of the Dam is Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS). 3.      Construction of the dam was financed and supervised by the Soviet Union between 1960 and 1968. The first generator wascommissioned in 1967. During the Civil War the opposition used the NHPP as a tool to deprive the Kabul people from electricity. Thepower station fell into disrepair and by the 2001 Change of political power only two generators were operational. In August 2006,Afghanistan's Ministry of Energy and Water awarded the Russian company Technopromexport (TPE) a $32.5 million contract torehabilitate all four generating units including the two inoperable turbine-generators and replace two banks of transformers. Thefirst of the units became operational in September 2010 and the transformers were replaced byearly 2012. The rehabilitation isbeing funded by the World Bank. Thesecond unit was operational by the end of 2012. The third unit becameoperational in February2013. In November 2011 another World Bank funded contract was awarded to upgrade the switchyard of the powerstation. 4.      The previous World Bank project that closed inMarch 2013,highlighted several problems at plant level. Among others, the main ones were the continuous sediment accumulation, which had builtup on the face of the dam and blocked the bottom outlet and the frequent shutdown of the generating units for maintenance etc.Overall,under the status quo, without additional Bank financing, there is a grave risk to Naghlu not being able to continue togenerate and also a significant safety risk. 5.      As a result a consensus has been reached among the relevantAfghan counterparts and internally inthe Bank to prepare a new grant, the Naghlu Hydropower Rehabilitation Project (NHRP). This will comprise six components, as described below. The project will be implemented by MEW for theon-goingelectromechanical component, since that is a continuation of their existing activities. Apart from the continuation of theexisting contract for rehabilitating the electro-mechanical equipment, the rest of theworks such as procurement of additional spareparts necessary for three years of operation and the training of the power plant staff will be implemented by DABS. MEW will mostlikely be responsible for component 6 although this is yet to be confirmed, while the civil works, including the sediment removalwill be implemented by DABS. 6.      This project triggers the WorldBank's Operational Policies OP4.01 on environmental assessment, OP4.12Involuntary Resettlement; and OP4.37 Safety of Dams, and OP7.50 Projects on international Waterways. Since Naghlu Dam is over 15min height, OP4.37 considers it a large dam, therefore requiring DABS to establish an independent panel of experts to review andadvice on all aspects of the safety of the dam. II.                 PROJECTCOMPONENTS Theproject has the following six components: (a)    Component 1: Completion of electro-mechanicalrepairs (b)   Component 2: Improvement of the safety and sustainabilityof the dam (c)    Component 3: Optimization of PowerGeneration (d)   Component 4: Environmental and socialsustainability (e)    Component 5: Project management (f)    Component 6: Capacity Development andScale-up Component 1: Mechanical, Electrical andElectromechanical Works(ARTF $14 million).  Itwill consist of three sub-components: ·         Rehabilitation of Unit 1 and balance of plant. ·         Spare parts and consumables. ·         Additional training for plant staff. Component 2: Dam Safety Improvements(ARTF $28 million).  This component is aimedat ensuring the safe operation of the dam and will consist of three subcomponents as follows: ·        Dam safety audit.  This work will cover studies of identified issues such as reactivating thebottom outlet, adequacy of auxiliary power and other systems, improvements to the head gates closing system, installation ofinstrumentation and clearance of unexploded ordnance from the dam structure.  Thesubcomponent will primarily comprise studies aiming structural and operational safety considering updated hydrological and seismicdata following relevant international/national standards/guidelines, flood routing through Naghlu Dam until Surobi Dam includingadequacy of its spilling arrangements. ·         Non-structural measures.  This aims to support DABS to introduce modern dam safety measures that donot entail structural or other works. This will include setting up a procedure and staffing for independent dam safety inspections;preparation of dam safety plans including operations, maintenance and surveillance manuals for civil works, emergency preparednessplans, and post-earthquake response plans. The operating manuals forthe electrical and electromechanical works will be revised. Thedetailed maintenance plan for equipment will be prepared. Training for staff in all aspects will beconducted. ·         Structural and other works. Work to be includedunder this subcomponent will include sediment removal, reactivation of the low leveloutlet; introduction of independent operationof the power intake gates; installation of a standby generator for emergency opening of the spillway gates and closing of the powerintake gates; and installation of essential instrumentation.  Other work identified inthe audit will be included. Component 3: Optimization of Power Generation (ARTF $ 15million). This component is aimed at examining the potential for increasingpower generation at Naghlu Dam Hydropower Plant.  This would ensure sustainable sediment management and potentially increasethe amount of energy produced by the dam.  The component will consist of two sub components: ·         Feasibility study. This will examine the feasibility ofvarious options to increase power generationincluding but not limited to: appropriate dam operation and better management, additional storage upstream the dam, additionalsiphon spillway/ floating barge mechanism for controlled flushing of sediments, raising the dam crest, catchment area treatment andcombination thereof.  Studies will include review of topography, bathymetry, geotechnical, hydrological and electricitygeneration (i.e. turbine & generators), engineering and economic and financial aspects.  Since creating additionalupstream storage and raising the dam would require additional land, an ESIA will also be conducted by a separateconsultant. ·         Detailed design.Should the feasibility return a positive result, a detailed design would be prepared. Based on thefindings of the ESIA,resettlement and livelihoods restoration, environment management, health and other action plans would also be prepared.  Theseactivities would then allow swift preparation of a follow-up investment project to enhance the power generation, should financingbe available and security and other circumstances permit. Component 4: Environmental and SocialSustainability (ARTF $7 million).  Thiscomponent will aim to ensure the environmental and social sustainability of the dam.  Itwill consist of three subcomponents: ·        Addressing legacy issues.  Early consultations with peoplein the project area indicate that there are anumber of social legacyissues from the project.  They include land, buildings and otherassets for which compensation was not provided and promises of provision of electricity and jobs which have not beenfulfilled.  The component would support electrification in the project area, andimproved access to skills and training to enable local people to gain employment at the plant. ·        Environment management. This subcomponent will support (a) the monitoring of the existing environment management plan for Component 1; and (b)the preparation implementation and independent monitoring of an environment management plan for the structural & other workssubcomponent of Component 2. ·         Resettlement and livelihoods restoration.  This subcomponent will support the preparation, implementation and independent monitoringof a resettlement and livelihoods development plan for the structural and other works subcomponent of Component 2.  It will not finance land acquisition. Component 5: DABS Project Management(ARTF $7.5 million).  The component willinclude the creation and maintenance of an Environment and Resettlement Advisory Panel, the duties of which will embrace therequirements of OP 4.01 for an independent environment panel of experts and an Engineering Advisory Panel, the duties of which willembrace the requirements of the dam safety review panel as set out in OP 4.37. Component 6: Capacity Development and Scale-up (ARTF $5.0 million).  The Capacity Development and Scale-upComponent will support early actions needed to develop the Kunar River hydropower cascade. It is expected to finance studies to complement existing feasibility studies on planning and implementation for socialdevelopment; environment and health management, consideration of alternatives and mitigation measures; hydrological, geological,geotechnical, seismic and dam safety studies; project preparation and management and preparation of financial and economicdocuments. Adetailed description of these components will be found in the project appraisal document. III.                 PROJECT PHASING The proposed project will be phased to allow the buildup of projectimplementation capacity in parallel with the technical work that must be undertaken. Three phases areenvisaged: ·         Preparation.  In addition to the normal activitiesundertaken during preparation, the work currently beingundertaken to rehabilitate the mechanical, electrical and electromechanicalworks would continue.  The Environment and Resettlement Advisory Panel and EngineeringAdvisory Panel will be recruited.  Specialist procurement, safeguards and technicalconsultants will be hired to help DABS prepare the first phase activities.  The PPG nowproposed is to financethese costs. One of the requirements for completing the preparation stage is to prepareframeworks for Operation & Maintenance (O&M) Plan and Emergency Preparedness Plan (EPP) ·         First phase.  Upon completion of the preparationphase, ARTF financing will be sought to cover the costs ofa first phase focused on the completion of Component 1, coveringelectrical and electromechanical works, the safety audit and non-structural subcomponents of Component 2, the feasibility studyunder Component 3, and Components 4, 5 and 6. ·         Second phase.  When the scope and cost of the structural and other works planned under Component 2 havebeen identified, and if a decision to move to the detailed design for enhancing power generation capacity under Component 3 ismade, additional ARTF financing will be sought. The Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) wants to hire a consultant prepare the frame workplans withdetailed scope to have an instructional Manual for starting the practical work after the preparation stage which is the necessaryrequirement for the Preparation stage of the project. IV.                 OBJECTIVES  and scope of work OF THE ASSIGNMENT The primary objective of NHRP Technical Adviser to assist ProjectDirector in technical and procurement aspects of the project activities as below: Project Implementation 1.      Provide technicalexpertise and strategic guidance to all project components, assuming quality control of interventions, and support theProjectDirector in the coordination of the implementation of planned activities under the Naghlu Hydropower Rehabilitation Projectas stipulated in the project document/work plan; 2.      Coordinate the workof all consultants and sub-contractors, ensuring the timely delivery of expected outputs, and effective synergy among the varioussub-contracted activities, specifically in the implementation ofcomponents 2 & 3; 3.      Ensure that technicalcontracts meet the highest standards; provide input into development of Terms of Reference for sub-contracts, assist with selectionprocess, recommend best approaches, provide technical peer function to sub-contractors; 4.      Review the technicalspecifications of the Project and if required, ask the consultant to revise them to a high professional standard, ensure that theyare in line with DABS/ Afghanistan rules, and duly approved bythe Project Technical Advisory Panel (PTAP) and accepted by WorldBank. And permit the consultant for final submission, 5.      Ensure that the allenvironmental and social mitigations are implemented according to Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) anddulyapproved by Environmental and Social Advisory Panel (ESAP). 6.      Provide training andbackstopping where necessary. 7.      Consultant shallvisit the site during construction and ensure the qualityof the work and submit visit report to Project Director to issue notice tothe contractor if required. 8.      Provide assistance inadvancing the procurement processes of the differentactivities. Project management andmonitoring 1.      Provide hands-onsupport to the Project Director, project staff and other government counterparts in the areas of project management and planning,management of site activities, impact assessment, monitoring and final evaluation of the project; 2.      Assist the ProjectDirector in the preparation and revision of the Management Plan as well as Annual Work Plans; 3.      Assist the ProjectDirector in preparation and modification of TORs for various consultancy services required under the project 4.      Assist the ProjectDirector in monitoring the technical quality of projectM&E systems (including indicators and targets); 5.      Assist the ProjectDirector in adjusting the project Results Framework, asrequired and in line with corporate requirements; 6.      Coordinatepreparation of the periodic Status Report when called for by the Project Director; 7.      Review/Annual ProjectReport (APR), inception report, technical reports, 8.      Assist the ProjectDirector in the preparation of the Combined Project Implementation 9.      Assist and supervisethe project phasing out required activities such as project final evaluation, completion report as required. Relationship building Assist the Project Director in liaison work with project partners, World Bank, NGOs and other groups to ensure effectivecoordination of project activities. The consultant will be present in all World Bank missions to be able to advice on progress onchallenges. Communication Assist in knowledge management, communications and awareness raising and document lessons from project implementation andmake recommendations to the Project Team for more effective implementation and coordination of projectactivities. The above mentionedis only for indicative purpose and the details of each point of scope of work as mentioned in theannexure should be framed and alsoif there are any other clauses/points that are deemed necessary have to be included by theConsultant. V.                 CONSULTANT'S REPORTINGOBLIGATIONS Consultant shall submit bi-monthly progress report, shall generally summarize the task/work in progress and completed,estimated percent of task/work completed and the plan of task/work to be accomplished during the next two month. Any problems thatmay cause or be causing delays should be listed, including proposed measures, suggestion to correct the problem. VI.                 SERVICES TO BE PROVIDED BY THE CLIENT The client/owner will provide counterpart staff to work closely with theConsultant, to liaise with the consultant, respond to questions, supply unpublished information and reports, and assist withlogistics and contacts for site visits. The client/owner will provide all documentation and in-house data related to the project.It will also assist the consultant with contacts and other relevant stakeholders. The Client/owner shall arrangetransport andlogistics for travel to the site and site visits. VII.                 Staffing, Logistical Arrangements and Contracting: The contract will be a time-basedpayment contract and include a period of 264 working days. It is expected that signing of the contract will be finalized as soon aspossible after reviewing letter of interest and the selected candidate will be required to start immediately. The advisor'sremuneration is based on (i) agreed upon unitrates multiplied by the actual time spent by the staff in executing the assignment,and (ii) reimbursable expenses using actual expenses and/ or agreed unit prices. DABS official will supervise the consultant works,who will be involved in the daily execution of the assignment. The advisor would be required to spend about 80 percent of his or her time in Afghanistan. Theclient shall use working days of the consultant in Afghanistan as per their needs. DABS will arrange to provide a secure guesthouse or hotel and transport for the consultant to and from the airport and to and from its offices, and for any fieldtrips/meetings. The assignment will terminate upon the issue of the Dabs permit for the project, but may be extended ifnecessary. VIII.                 Qualifications and Experience: ? Education: Advanced University (Masters or higher) Degree in relevant field; Experience: Minimum 10 years professional experience preparing and managing large-scale hydropower plant for development,including preparing TORs for various studies, preferably dealing with large hydropower plant, and providing guidance and directionto consultants' activities; ? Analytical ability, practical problem-solving skills and resourcefulness in performing varied tasks in thearea; ? Demonstrated skills in retrieving, gathering and obtaining information from various sources; ? Sound organizational skills and ability to prioritize and deliver assignments in a timely manner often under severe timepressures; ? Demonstrated initiative in developing practical approaches that improveefficiency and effectiveness of theproject; ? Strong inter-personnel skills and commitment to work in a team-oriented, multi-culturalenvironment; ? Language skills: Fluent oral and written skills in English; ? Computer literacy: Proficient in PC based applications such as Word,Excel and Power Points etc. XI.        Expressions of interest must be delivered by e-mail, fax or hard copy totheaddress below before/by March 5, 2015. In writing at [Da Afghanistan BreshnaSherkat],near to Chamane Huzorie,Kabul Afghanistan or by E-mail to: En Mohammad Wali Oria(+93) 72900 2628    wali.oria@dabs.af Mr. Hadi Alami: (+93)75206305                    hadi.alami@dabs.af

Naghlu Hydropower Rehabilitation Project - P132944

Da Afghanistan BreshnaSherkat | Published January 21, 2015  -  Deadline February 3, 2015
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Assist Nhrp Project Director As Technical Adviser Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST Naghlu Hydro Power Rehabilitation Project (NHRP) Terms of Reference for International Consultant To Assist NHRP Project Director as Technical Adviser COUNTRY: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan NAME OF PROJECT: Naghlu Hydro Power Rehabilitation Project (NHRP) CONSULTINGSERVICES: Individual Consultant Reference No: VA-DABS-HQs/93-099 Project ID No.:P132944 IDA Grant No.: TF014861 Duty Station:    Kabul, Afghanistan with travel to project site if necessary Supervisor:      DABS Director General Duration: 264 working days Number of Jobs:1 Salary:Depending on Qualification and Experience Job Type: FullTime Nationality: Any Nationality Advertising Date: 21 Jan2015 ClosingDate:   03 Feb 2015 The Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat  (DABS), Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has received financing from the World Banktoward the cost of the Naghlu hydro powerrehabilitation project(NHRP), and intends to apply part ofthe proceeds for consulting services. The Services include for hiring of InternationalIndividual Advisor/Consultant to DABS for achieving the goals and objective   andexpecting him to join DABS ASAP. I.                 PROJECT BACKGROUND 1.      TheNaghlu Dam Project is financed by the World Bank and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The project is expectedto address the problems facingthe water supply, irrigation or hydropower sector through reconstruction and rehabilitation of NaghluDam, a gravity dam on the Kabul Riverin Surobi district, Kabul province, Afghanistan. It is located 40 km (25 mi) east ofthe Afghan capital Kabul. The primary purpose of the dam is hydroelectric power generation and it supports a powerstation with arated capacity of 4X23.5 MW at rated net head of 61m. It is the largest hydropower plant in Afghanistan and generate/providemost ofKabul's electricity. It is currently being rehabilitated and currently only two out of the four generators are operational. TheProject is being implemented by the Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW) and Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS). The overall aimof the Project is to improve and ensure safe, reliable and sustainable water supply, irrigation or hydropower in the Kabulprovince. 2.      As thewater supply or power supply system for the Kabul Province will provide the raw drinking water or hydropower from the Naghlu Dam,the client or owner is required to prepare an independent Dam Safety Assessment Report in accordance with the World Bank PoliciesOP / BP 4.37. The dam height is ~100 m (328 ft) and is 280 m (919 ft) long and its reservoir has a storagecapacity of 550,000,000 m3. The downstream of the dam is Kabul city with approximate population of 3,000,000. The ownerand operator of the Dam is Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS). 3.      Construction of the dam was financed and supervised by the Soviet Union between 1960 and 1968. The first generator wascommissioned in 1967. During the Civil War the opposition used the NHPP as a tool to deprive the Kabul people from electricity. Thepower station fell into disrepair and by the 2001 Change of political power only two generators were operational. In August 2006,Afghanistan's Ministry of Energy and Water awarded the Russian company Technopromexport (TPE) a $32.5 million contract torehabilitate all four generating units including the two inoperable turbine-generators and replace two banks of transformers. Thefirst of the units became operational in September 2010 and the transformers were replaced byearly 2012. The rehabilitation isbeing funded by the World Bank. Thesecond unit was operational by the end of 2012. The third unit becameoperational in February2013. In November 2011 another World Bank funded contract was awarded to upgrade the switchyard of the powerstation. 4.      The previous World Bank project that closed inMarch 2013,highlighted several problems at plant level. Among others, the main ones were the continuous sediment accumulation, which had builtup on the face of the dam and blocked the bottom outlet and the frequent shutdown of the generating units for maintenance etc.Overall,under the status quo, without additional Bank financing, there is a grave risk to Naghlu not being able to continue togenerate and also a significant safety risk. 5.      As a result a consensus has been reached among the relevantAfghan counterparts and internally inthe Bank to prepare a new grant, the Naghlu Hydropower Rehabilitation Project (NHRP). This will comprise six components, as described below. The project will be implemented by MEW for theon-goingelectromechanical component, since that is a continuation of their existing activities. Apart from the continuation of theexisting contract for rehabilitating the electro-mechanical equipment, the rest of theworks such as procurement of additional spareparts necessary for three years of operation and the training of the power plant staff will be implemented by DABS. MEW will mostlikely be responsible for component 6 although this is yet to be confirmed, while the civil works, including the sediment removalwill be implemented by DABS. 6.      This project triggers the WorldBank's Operational Policies OP4.01 on environmental assessment, OP4.12Involuntary Resettlement; and OP4.37 Safety of Dams, and OP7.50 Projects on international Waterways. Since Naghlu Dam is over 15min height, OP4.37 considers it a large dam, therefore requiring DABS to establish an independent panel of experts to review andadvice on all aspects of the safety of the dam. II.                 PROJECTCOMPONENTS Theproject has the following six components: (a)    Component 1: Completion of electro-mechanicalrepairs (b)   Component 2: Improvement of the safety and sustainabilityof the dam (c)    Component 3: Optimization of PowerGeneration (d)   Component 4: Environmental and socialsustainability (e)    Component 5: Project management (f)    Component 6: Capacity Development andScale-up Component 1: Mechanical, Electrical andElectromechanical Works(ARTF $14 million).  Itwill consist of three sub-components: ·         Rehabilitation of Unit 1 and balance of plant. ·         Spare parts and consumables. ·         Additional training for plant staff. Component 2: Dam Safety Improvements(ARTF $28 million).  This component is aimedat ensuring the safe operation of the dam and will consist of three subcomponents as follows: ·        Dam safety audit.  This work will cover studies of identified issues such as reactivating thebottom outlet, adequacy of auxiliary power and other systems, improvements to the head gates closing system, installation ofinstrumentation and clearance of unexploded ordnance from the dam structure.  Thesubcomponent will primarily comprise studies aiming structural and operational safety considering updated hydrological and seismicdata following relevant international/national standards/guidelines, flood routing through Naghlu Dam until Surobi Dam includingadequacy of its spilling arrangements. ·         Non-structural measures.  This aims to support DABS to introduce modern dam safety measures that donot entail structural or other works. This will include setting up a procedure and staffing for independent dam safety inspections;preparation of dam safety plans including operations, maintenance and surveillance manuals for civil works, emergency preparednessplans, and post-earthquake response plans. The operating manuals forthe electrical and electromechanical works will be revised. Thedetailed maintenance plan for equipment will be prepared. Training for staff in all aspects will beconducted. ·         Structural and other works. Work to be includedunder this subcomponent will include sediment removal, reactivation of the low leveloutlet; introduction of independent operationof the power intake gates; installation of a standby generator for emergency opening of the spillway gates and closing of the powerintake gates; and installation of essential instrumentation.  Other work identified inthe audit will be included. Component 3: Optimization of Power Generation (ARTF $ 15million). This component is aimed at examining the potential for increasingpower generation at Naghlu Dam Hydropower Plant.  This would ensure sustainable sediment management and potentially increasethe amount of energy produced by the dam.  The component will consist of two sub components: ·         Feasibility study. This will examine the feasibility ofvarious options to increase power generationincluding but not limited to: appropriate dam operation and better management, additional storage upstream the dam, additionalsiphon spillway/ floating barge mechanism for controlled flushing of sediments, raising the dam crest, catchment area treatment andcombination thereof.  Studies will include review of topography, bathymetry, geotechnical, hydrological and electricitygeneration (i.e. turbine & generators), engineering and economic and financial aspects.  Since creating additionalupstream storage and raising the dam would require additional land, an ESIA will also be conducted by a separateconsultant. ·         Detailed design.Should the feasibility return a positive result, a detailed design would be prepared. Based on thefindings of the ESIA,resettlement and livelihoods restoration, environment management, health and other action plans would also be prepared.  Theseactivities would then allow swift preparation of a follow-up investment project to enhance the power generation, should financingbe available and security and other circumstances permit. Component 4: Environmental and SocialSustainability (ARTF $7 million).  Thiscomponent will aim to ensure the environmental and social sustainability of the dam.  Itwill consist of three subcomponents: ·        Addressing legacy issues.  Early consultations with peoplein the project area indicate that there are anumber of social legacyissues from the project.  They include land, buildings and otherassets for which compensation was not provided and promises of provision of electricity and jobs which have not beenfulfilled.  The component would support electrification in the project area, andimproved access to skills and training to enable local people to gain employment at the plant. ·        Environment management. This subcomponent will support (a) the monitoring of the existing environment management plan for Component 1; and (b)the preparation implementation and independent monitoring of an environment management plan for the structural & other workssubcomponent of Component 2. ·         Resettlement and livelihoods restoration.  This subcomponent will support the preparation, implementation and independent monitoringof a resettlement and livelihoods development plan for the structural and other works subcomponent of Component 2.  It will not finance land acquisition. Component 5: DABS Project Management(ARTF $7.5 million).  The component willinclude the creation and maintenance of an Environment and Resettlement Advisory Panel, the duties of which will embrace therequirements of OP 4.01 for an independent environment panel of experts and an Engineering Advisory Panel, the duties of which willembrace the requirements of the dam safety review panel as set out in OP 4.37. Component 6: Capacity Development and Scale-up (ARTF $5.0 million).  The Capacity Development and Scale-upComponent will support early actions needed to develop the Kunar River hydropower cascade. It is expected to finance studies to complement existing feasibility studies on planning and implementation for socialdevelopment; environment and health management, consideration of alternatives and mitigation measures; hydrological, geological,geotechnical, seismic and dam safety studies; project preparation and management and preparation of financial and economicdocuments. Adetailed description of these components will be found in the project appraisal document. III.                 PROJECT PHASING The proposed project will be phased to allow the buildup of projectimplementation capacity in parallel with the technical work that must be undertaken. Three phases areenvisaged: ·         Preparation.  In addition to the normal activitiesundertaken during preparation, the work currently beingundertaken to rehabilitate the mechanical, electrical and electromechanicalworks would continue.  The Environment and Resettlement Advisory Panel and EngineeringAdvisory Panel will be recruited.  Specialist procurement, safeguards and technicalconsultants will be hired to help DABS prepare the first phase activities.  The PPG nowproposed is to financethese costs. One of the requirements for completing the preparation stage is to prepareframeworks for Operation & Maintenance (O&M) Plan and Emergency Preparedness Plan (EPP) ·         First phase.  Upon completion of the preparationphase, ARTF financing will be sought to cover the costs ofa first phase focused on the completion of Component 1, coveringelectrical and electromechanical works, the safety audit and non-structural subcomponents of Component 2, the feasibility studyunder Component 3, and Components 4, 5 and 6. ·         Second phase.  When the scope and cost of the structural and other works planned under Component 2 havebeen identified, and if a decision to move to the detailed design for enhancing power generation capacity under Component 3 ismade, additional ARTF financing will be sought. The Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) wants to hire a consultant prepare the frame workplans withdetailed scope to have an instructional Manual for starting the practical work after the preparation stage which is the necessaryrequirement for the Preparation stage of the project. IV.                 OBJECTIVES  and scope of work OF THE ASSIGNMENT The primary objective of NHRP Technical Adviser to assist ProjectDirector in technical and procurement aspects of the project activities as below: Project Implementation 1.      Provide technicalexpertise and strategic guidance to all project components, assuming quality control of interventions, and support theProjectDirector in the coordination of the implementation of planned activities under the Naghlu Hydropower Rehabilitation Projectas stipulated in the project document/work plan; 2.      Coordinate the workof all consultants and sub-contractors, ensuring the timely delivery of expected outputs, and effective synergy among the varioussub-contracted activities, specifically in the implementation ofcomponents 2 & 3; 3.      Ensure that technicalcontracts meet the highest standards; provide input into development of Terms of Reference for sub-contracts, assist with selectionprocess, recommend best approaches, provide technical peer function to sub-contractors; 4.      Review the technicalspecifications of the Project and if required, ask the consultant to revise them to a high professional standard, ensure that theyare in line with DABS/ Afghanistan rules, and duly approved bythe Project Technical Advisory Panel (PTAP) and accepted by WorldBank. And permit the consultant for final submission, 5.      Ensure that the allenvironmental and social mitigations are implemented according to Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) anddulyapproved by Environmental and Social Advisory Panel (ESAP). 6.      Provide training andbackstopping where necessary. 7.      Consultant shallvisit the site during construction and ensure the qualityof the work and submit visit report to Project Director to issue notice tothe contractor if required. 8.      Provide assistance inadvancing the procurement processes of the differentactivities. Project management andmonitoring 1.      Provide hands-onsupport to the Project Director, project staff and other government counterparts in the areas of project management and planning,management of site activities, impact assessment, monitoring and final evaluation of the project; 2.      Assist the ProjectDirector in the preparation and revision of the Management Plan as well as Annual Work Plans; 3.      Assist the ProjectDirector in preparation and modification of TORs for various consultancy services required under the project 4.      Assist the ProjectDirector in monitoring the technical quality of projectM&E systems (including indicators and targets); 5.      Assist the ProjectDirector in adjusting the project Results Framework, asrequired and in line with corporate requirements; 6.      Coordinatepreparation of the periodic Status Report when called for by the Project Director; 7.      Review/Annual ProjectReport (APR), inception report, technical reports, 8.      Assist the ProjectDirector in the preparation of the Combined Project Implementation 9.      Assist and supervisethe project phasing out required activities such as project final evaluation, completion report as required. Relationship building Assist the Project Director in liaison work with project partners, World Bank, NGOs and other groups to ensure effectivecoordination of project activities. The consultant will be present in all World Bank missions to be able to advice on progress onchallenges. Communication Assist in knowledge management, communications and awareness raising and document lessons from project implementation andmake recommendations to the Project Team for more effective implementation and coordination of projectactivities. The above mentioned is only forindicative purpose and the details of each point of scope of work as mentioned in theannexure should be framed and also if thereare any other clauses/points that are deemed necessary have to be included by the Consultant. V.                 CONSULTANT'S REPORTINGOBLIGATIONS Consultant shall submit bi-monthly progress report, shall generally summarize the task/work in progress and completed,estimated percent of task/work completed and the plan of task/work to be accomplished during the next two month. Any problems thatmay cause or be causing delays should be listed, including proposed measures, suggestion to correct the problem. VI.                 SERVICES TO BE PROVIDED BY THE CLIENT The client/owner will provide counterpart staff to work closely with theConsultant, to liaise with the consultant, respond to questions, supply unpublished information and reports, and assist withlogistics and contacts for site visits. The client/owner will provide all documentation and in-house data related to the project.It will also assist the consultant with contacts and other relevant stakeholders. The Client/owner shall arrangetransport andlogistics for travel to the site and site visits. VII.                 Staffing, Logistical Arrangements and Contracting: The contract will be a time-basedpayment contract and include a period of 264 working days. It is expected that signing of the contract will be finalized as soon aspossible after reviewing letter of interest and the selected candidate will be required to start immediately. The advisor'sremuneration is based on (i) agreed upon unitrates multiplied by the actual time spent by the staff in executing the assignment,and (ii) reimbursable expenses using actual expenses and/ or agreed unit prices. DABS official will supervise the consultant works,who will be involved in the daily execution of the assignment. The advisor would be required to spend about 80 percent of his or her time in Afghanistan. Theclient shall use working days of the consultant in Afghanistan as per their needs. this contract shall open contract. DABS willarrange to provide a secure guest house or hotel and transport for the consultant to and from the airport and to and from itsoffices, and for any field trips/meetings. The assignment will terminate upon the issue of the Dabs permit for theproject, but maybe extended if necessary. VIII.                 Qualifications and Experience: ? Education: Advanced University (Masters or higher) Degree in relevant field; Experience: Minimum 10 years professional experience preparing and managing large-scale hydropower plant for development,including preparing TORs for various studies, preferably dealing with large hydropower plant, and providing guidance and directionto consultants' activities; ? Analytical ability, practical problem-solving skills and resourcefulness in performing varied tasks in thearea; ? Demonstrated skills in retrieving, gathering and obtaining information from various sources; ? Sound organizational skills and ability to prioritize and deliver assignments in a timely manner often under severe timepressures; ? Demonstrated initiative in developing practical approaches that improveefficiency and effectiveness of theproject; ? Strong inter-personnel skills and commitment to work in a team-oriented, multi-culturalenvironment; ? Language skills: Fluent oral and written skills in English; ? Computer literacy: Proficient in PC based applications such as Word,Excel and Power Points etc. XI.        Expressions of interest must be delivered by e-mail, fax or hard copy totheaddress below before/by Feb 03, 2015. In writing at [Da Afghanistan BreshnaSherkat],near to Chamane Huzorie,Kabul Afghanistan or by E-mail to: En Mohammad Wali Oria(+93) 72900 2628    wali.oria@dabs.af Mr. Hadi Alami: (+93)75206305                    hadi.alami@dabs.af
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