Consultancy Services For An Implementation Support Consultant
To Support The Water Sector Reforms And Capacity Building ? First Stage
REPUBLIC OF KENYA
MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT, WATERAND NATURAL RESOURCES
STATE DEPARTMENT OFWATER
KENYA WATER SECURITY AND CLIMATE RESILIENCE PROJECT? PHASE1
Project No.: P117635 Credit No. IDAQ52680
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR ANIMPLEMENTATION SUPPORT CONSULTANT TO SUPPORT THE WATER SECTOR REFORMS AND CAPACITY BUILDING ? FIRSTSTAGE
The Government of Kenya has received financing from the World Banktoward the cost of the Kenya Water Security and Climate Resilience Project (KWSCRP-1), and intends to apply part of the proceedsfor consulting services.
The consulting services ("the Services") include delivering a range ofactivities relating to Support for Water Sector Transition and Reforms. These activities include but not limited to supporting to the water sectorreforms and capacity building of water sector institutions, and defining Terms of References (ToRs) for additional neededwork.
The scope of the consultant services will include, but is not limitedto, support in the areas outlinedbelow:
i. Development of concepts, elements as well as specific portions ofvarious water sector legislation initiatives, drafts, amendments and modernization of existing legal instruments, as well ascontributing to the design, improvement and reform of sectoral public policy and subsidiary legislation and regulations, includingthe strategies required for implementation.
ii. Organizational studies to determine institutional structure, institutionalarrangements, staffing levels, operating rules and protocols, financing, assets and liabilities for transition including strategiesand guidelines for organizational structure, staffing competencies, financing, self-financing, revenue ring-fencing strategies,procurement and financial management for new or reformed institutions, including support to implement
iii. Consensus building fora for stakeholder and public on legal and institutional reforms,transition and devolution of functions, including as preferred, tools such as communication, Workshops, Web-based informationsharing portals amongst the most relevant.
iv. Staff competence reviews and capacity assessments and identification of training needs forwatersector institutions on implementing new laws, mandates and functions, as well as operating protocols, cross-cutting needs amonginstitutions, and institutional arrangements, within a constitutional transition context.
v. Identification, prioritization and planning ofcapacity needs, and provision of required capacity for water sector institutions on implementing new laws, mandates and functionsincluding operating protocols, coordination amonggovernment entities and institutional arrangements.
vi. Assessment of capacity needs and delivery of technical assistance for performance of non-corefunctions including fiduciary and financial management by new or reorganized water sector institutions
vii. Development and implementation of strategies to communicate the water sector reforms agenda withstakeholders and the Kenyan public, and development of a research and training programme for the watersector
The duration of the services is expected to be 3years.
The Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources now inviteseligible consulting firms("Consultants") and / or consortia of consulting firms to indicate their interest in providing theServices. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevantcomprehensive experience to perform the Services. The short-listing criteria are:
a) Experience insuccessfully implementing similar legal, policy and institutional reforms preferably in a constitutional transition context forpublic sector;
b) Experienceininstitutional and individual level capacity building support for implementation of legal, policy and institutional reforms incontext ofa new constitution at national and county governments; institutions and non-government entities; water utilities, waterresources/users associations and community level;
c) Experienceinsimilar public sector reforms and transition processes, especiallyregional;
d) Availability ofappropriate skills and commensurate experience amongst staff.
The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of theWorld Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment ofConsultants [under IBRD Loans and IDACredits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers January 2011 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy onconflict of interest.
Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a jointventure or a sub-consultancyto enhance their qualifications. Such association with Kenyan firms isencouraged.
A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality and CostBased Selection (QCBS) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.
Further information can be obtained at the address below during officehours from 0800 to 1700hours from Monday to Friday excluding lunch hours (1300 to 1400hrs) and publicholidays.
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:MEWNR/KWSCRP-1/011/2014-15: REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FORCONSULTANCYSERVICESFOR AN IMPLEMENTATION SUPPORT CONSULTANT TO SUPPORT THE WATER SECTOR REFORMS AND CAPACITY BUILDING", addressedto:
Kenya Water Securityand Climate Resilience Project? Phase 1,
Ministry ofEnvironment, Water and Natural Resources,
Maji House,4th Floor ? Room No. 453, Ngong Road,
P.O. Box 49720-00100, Nairobi.
Tel:+254 02 2716103 Ext. 42313/258; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org