Kabul Urban Transport Efficiency Improve - P131864
Kabul Municipality | Published December 15, 2015 - Deadline December 30, 2015
Consultancy On Area Accessibility & Street Function
Optimization In Kabul City Center
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
(CONSULTANTING SERVICES ? FIRMS SELECTION)
COUNTRY: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
NAME OF PROJECT: Kabul Urban Transport Efficiency Improvement Project(KUTEI)
Assignment Title: Consultancy on Area Accessibility & Street Function Optimization in KabulCity Center
Date of Issuance: December 15, 2015
Dateof closing: - December 30, 2015
Reference No. : KM/WB/KUTEI/Cons/CF-3-QCBS
Grant No: TF017061
Project ID: P131864
The Kabul Municipality of the Islamic Republic ofAfghanistan has received financingfrom Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) / administered by theWorld Bank, towards the cost of Kabul Urban Transport Efficiency Improvement , and intends to apply part of the proceeds for abovementioned consulting services briefly illustrated as follows:
Kabul Municipality iskeen to improve Accessibility and Traffic Management in City Center to ameliorate the teething sufferings of traffic ? pedestriansand vehicular traffic - as apriority step towards a "Congestion-free green zone". The Objective of this Consultancy and assessmentis to improve access to city center,de-congest, drive clean, and evolve priority measures to have effective system for efficienttraffic management in and around Kabul City Center for commuters, pedestrians, business houses and residents and also to identifyneeded additional infrastructure such as grade separations, bifurcation, auto-traffic-signal, road-cross-over bridges, underpassesand skywalk facilities for pedestrians.
It wouldbe of practical importance to include the following considerations: Affordability,Safety and security, Eco-friendly, Integrationand Accessibility
The consultant isexpected to carry out the following tasks.
Carryout a feasibility study and assessment for Improvement in Accessibility and TrafficManagement System in the entire City-Center of Kabul. Survey existing and future land-use, survey to identify current activities by trip purpose andmode split, vehicle flow survey, and road side interviews to understand the travel pattern of pedestrians, slow moving vehicles andtaxis. Analyze travel pattern for each activity and understand traffic flow pattern.Develop Traffic Management Plans and network designs such as one-way traffic as and where needed,U-turn prohibition where needed, automated traffic signals at all turnings and junctions, street lights, bus-stop relocation,parking facility and no-parking zones (main busy streets and critical zones)Develop bus-service plans for City Center including: 1. Bus routes restructuring with improvedaccess to city center 2. Bus stop relocation and improvement in city center 3. Essential Traffic Management measures to improve busoperations Develop plans for pedestrian crossings, pathways, underpasses and skywalks especially atjunctions, roundabouts and busy streets Estimate the climate-change mitigation potential and develop environmental and social safeguardmeasures Develop scenarios for city center accessibility improvement onstage by stage bases; and define the targets, measures and risks for each stage and scenarioDevelop a World Bank appraisal report, with detailed economic, financial and risk analysis andservice plan options Develop traffic management and diversion plans duringconstruction and post-construction period for the proposedinfrastructure;Prepare a formal public participation/communications plan for effective management, such asinvolvement of citizens in planning, design and implementation stages and "Traffic Brand" concept, logos andgraphicPrepare conceptual designs and Detailed Engineering Design for identified traffic engineeringmeasures and small and medium size infrastructure for short and medium term developments required to facilitate the efficientaccessibility and traffic in and around City Center
Theover-riding procedural requirement of the assessment are that its preparation process be inclusive, involving two-waycommunications with all stakeholders, particularly commuters, local populace, current public transport owner/operators, KM and thatthe technical work be transparent and objective.
Giventhe challenges of security, local culture, data availability and other risks, video surveys, traffic modelling and local officestaff, etc. may have to be considered.
The Kabul Municipality (theimplementing agency of the Government) now invites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate theirinterest in providing theServices. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevantexperience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria are:
· Experiences in assessment forImprovement inAccessibility and Traffic Management System in high populated cities
· Annual consultancy servicesturnover,
· Company establishment (technical and managerialorganizationof the firm, Brochures),
· Core business and year in the business,and,
The attention of interestedConsultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 ofthe World Bank's Guidelines:Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World BankBorrowers January2011 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest.
Consultants may associate withother firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub consultancy to enhance their qualifications.
A Consultant will be selectedin accordance with the Quality and Cost Based Selection method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.
Furtherinformation can be obtained at the address below during working days from 9:00 Am to 11:30 AM and 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Electronicqueries will be entertained.
Address: Kabul UrbanTransport Efficiency Improvement Project Office,
Wazir Akbar Khan, Street # 13, House # 991 KabulAfghanistan
Expressions ofinterest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by December 30,2015
Attn: Engineer InamullahQuereshiP.E/P.G
The Team Leader of Kabul Urban Transport Efficiency Improvement Project
Wazir Akbar Khan, Street # 13, House # 991