KE Enhancing Wat Security & Climate Res - P117635
Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources | Published December 1, 2014 - Deadline January 9, 2015
Support Consultant (isc) To Support Implementation Of The
Lower Nzoia Irrigation Project Phase 1 And Improvement Of Flood Mitigation Structures On
Lower Nzoia River:
MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT, WATER AND NATURALRESOURCES
STATE DEPARTMENTOF WATER
KENYA WATER SECURITY AND CLIMATE RESILIENCE PROJECT ? PHASE1
Project No.: P117635 Credit No. IDAQ52680, KfW-Reference No.: BMZ-No. 2010 65 846
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
IMPLEMENTATION SUPPORTCONSULTANT (ISC) TO SUPPORT IMPLEMENTATION OF THE LOWER NZOIA IRRIGATION PROJECT PHASE 1 AND IMPROVEMENT OF FLOOD MITIGATIONSTRUCTURES ON LOWER NZOIA RIVER:
TENDER NO.: EOI/MEWNR/KWSCRP-1/010/2014-15
The Government of Kenya has received co-financing from theWorld Bank and KfW toward the cost of the Kenya Water Security and Climate Resilience Project (KWSCRP-1) and intends to apply partof the proceeds for the above consulting services.
1. The consulting services ("the Services") include the services of anImplementation Support Consultant (ISC) for the Lower Nzoia Irrigation Project Phase 1 to support the construction of irrigationanddrainage management infrastructure (4,000 ha); support agricultural production and establishment of market linkages through avalue chain approach; support efficient operation of the infrastructure and to the progressive transfer of responsibilities anddecision-making to Irrigation Water Users Associations (IWUAs), and project management (including monitoring and evaluation,overseeing safeguards implementation, quality assurance, reporting and auditing).
2. The Services also include support to the construction of improvementworks on Flood Mitigation Dykes on Lower Nzoia River (34 km).
Over thisperiod, it is expected that the ISC will alsotransfer expertise in these areas to related project agencies.
The totalestimated duration of the consultancy is 7 years:3-4 years for the construction and initial irrigation and agricultural activities and concurrent construction of dykes improvement;followed by 2-3 years of production and operations and maintenance (O&M).
The scope of the assignment includes:
(a) Design review and Supervision of the contractors' work and support to all procurement mattersrelated to the project, including overall review and quality assurance relating to engineering works design, contract, constructionand supervision aspects of the Lower Nzoia Irrigation ProjectPhase I;
(b) Design reviewand Supervision of the contractors' work and support to all procurement mattersrelated to the project, including overall review and quality assurance relating to engineering works design, contract, constructionand supervision aspects of the Improvement of Flood Mitigation Dykes;
(c) Design and assistance to establishment of a robust agricultural value chain, including marketingstudy, arrangements, training to farmers and related stakeholders;
(d) Assistance tothe National Irrigation Board's Project Implementation Unit (PIU) andto farmersgrouped in IWUAs to acquaint themselves with day-to-day operation procedures including training; design and assistance in puttingin place a comprehensive realistic management system for the scheme,including training, production of adapted approaches andmethods for efficient O&M systems, as well as in designing, testing and facilitating alternative scheme operationarrangements;
(e) Any other related duties to facilitate realization of the project objectives,including support toproject management and extensive interactions with local stakeholders of the project.
The Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resourcesnow invites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultantsshould provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform theServices.
The short-listing criteria are:
(a) Experience in irrigation engineering (incl. supervision of construction works, design review);operations and maintenance of large irrigation schemes with smallholder farmers (incl. establishment of systems, organizations,training); and agricultural development and establishment of value chains (incl. design, studies, farmers' training in the field,marketing studies, establishing agricultural business models by linking stakeholders)
(b) Experience inriver flood protection/control works (incl. design and supervision ofconstructionworks);
(c) Work experience in Kenya and/or the region;
(d) Availability of appropriate skills amongst staff.
The attention of interested Consultants is drawn toparagraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [underIBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers, January 2011 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest.
International or National Consultantsmay associate with other firms in the form of ajoint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications. Association with Kenyanfirms isencouraged.
A Consultant will be selected in accordance with theQuality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.
Further information can be obtained at the address belowduring office hours 0900 to 1700 hours from Monday to Friday excluding lunch hour (1300 to 1400 hours) and public holidays.
The completed expression of interest documents in writing in three (3) copies must bedelivered to the Tender Box on Ground Floor, Maji House or send to the address below so as to be received on or before 9th January 2015 at 10:00 a.m.
Those submitted by package should be clearly marked "Tender No. EOI/ MEWNR/KWSCRP-1/010/2014-15: REQUEST FOREXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR IMPLEMENTATION CONSULTING FIRM TO SUPPORT IMPLEMENTATION OF THE LOWER NZOIAIRRIGATION PROJECT ? PHASE 1 AND IMPROVEMENT OF FLOOD MITIGATION DYKES ON LOWER NZOIA RIVER", addressed to:
Kenya Water Security andClimate Resilience Project- Phase 1,
Ministry of Environment,Water and Natural Resources,
Maji House,4th Floor ? Room No. 453, Ngong Road,
P.O. Box 49720-00100, Nairobi.
Tel: +25402 2716103 Ext.42366/330