Consulting Services For Somali Port Modernization
FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF SOMALIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
SOMALI CORE ECONOMIC INSTITUTIONS AND OPPORTUNITIESPROGRAM
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
(Consulting Services ? Firm Selection)
Project ID: P152241
Assignment Title: Consulting Services for Somali PortModernization.
Grant Number: TF0A1688
The Government of the Federal Republic of Somalia hasreceived financing from the World Bank toward the costof theSomali Core Economic Institutions and Opportunities (SCORE) Program, and intends toapply part of the proceeds for consulting services in various thematicareas of the Somali Maritime Port Sector.
The Ministry of Ports & Maritime Transport incollaboration with the Ministry of Finance intend to appointconsultant(s) to undertake the following work and elaborating therespective outputs:
· Definition of Objectives of the PortSector (Role the sector and every component shall assume) and elaboration of therequired Sector Strategy
· Master Plan of Somali Port Sector (maincommercial ports)
· Evaluation of Private SectorParticipation in the Sector including the Reviewof Institutional arrangements, regulation of port services, adherence and implementation of international conventions for safety,security and environmental protection
The main objectives of this consultancy assignmentare:
Based on the conduction of a thorough diagnostics of thesector and of all its components, elaborate development scenarios with specific recommendations to adapt and modernize the portsystem in respect of infrastructure development, governance of the sector and management of the individual elements with the aim atoptimizing its role as facilitator of Somalia's foreign trade and at the same time strengthening the economic relevance of themaritime ports activities.
Following activities should lead to the expectedobjectives:
i) Strengthening the governance capacity enablingthe Government to stabilize and optimize the sector and at the same time enhance the management capacity of the Public Authoritiesin charge of theSomali Port Sector and its capability to efficient strategic planning
ii) Elaboration of Port Master Plans for all Somali commercial portsbased on the establishmentof sector data base, instrumental for portsector development planning and management including financial viabilityassessments.
iii) Optimize the institutional structure of port sector management and improve the regulatoryframework and its enforcement
iv) Assess and strengthen private sector participation in the commercial management of port facilities and improveoperational performance and efficiency
SUBMISSION OF EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
The Federal Government of Somalia Ministry of Ports andMaritime Transport now invites eligible consultantsto indicate their interest in providing the above-mentioned services.Interestedconsultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similarassignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.).
The services of a firm (or consortia) with relevantexperience and qualified personnel (economists, port planner, civil engineers, legal experts, port operations experts,financialanalysts among other professionals) will be required for the purpose of the aforementioned activities and objectives.
The skills andexperiences required of the Consultant(s) should include inter alia, experience with respect to:
1) Port Sector legislation including all relevant bye-laws
2) Port Master Planning and ports infrastructure project preparation and planning;
3) PSP project preparation and structuring using international best practices, includingadvisory on a minimum of four projects over the past decade;
4) Transportation and port economics, including assignments in the ports sector,
5) Financial and Economic analysis, including modeling, with relevant transport and project financeexperience;
The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment ofConsultants under IBRDLoans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers (January 2011) ("Consultant Guidelines"),setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. Please visit www.worldbank.org setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict ofinterest. In addition, please refer to specific information on conflict of interest related to this assignment as per paragraph 1.9 of ConsultantGuidelines.
Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub-consultancyto enhance theirqualifications.
A Consultantwill be selected in accordance with the Quality and Cost Based Selection(QCBS) Method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.
Further information can beobtained by sending email requests at the email address below. Interested Consultants may submit hard copies or email expressions of interest to the address below at or before 4.00pm local Somalia time on Saturday, the 23rd ofJuly, 2016.
Mr. Burhan Iman Ahmed
FederalGovernment of Somalia