Transport Sector Improvement Project - P151026
GHANA HIGHWAY AUTHORITY | Published October 5, 2015 - Deadline October 26, 2015
Consultancy Services For The Assessment Study To Implement
Output And Performance Based Road Contracts For The Upgrading Of Tatale ? Zabuzugu ?
Yendi ? Tamale Road (section R 201) 165.8km And For Selected Feeder Roads In The
Brong-ahafo Region, Northern
REPUBLIC OF GHANA
MINISTRY OF ROADS AND HIGHWAYS
GHANA HIGHWAY AUTHORITY
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
(CONSULTING SERVICES ? FIRM SELECTION)
NAME OF PROJECT: TRANSPORT SECTOR IMPROVEMENT PROJECT (TSIP)
LoanNo./Credit No./ Grant No.:P151026
Assignment Title: Consultancy Services for the Assessment Study to Implement Output and Performance Based RoadContracts for the Upgrading of Tatale ? Zabuzugu ? Yendi ? Tamale Road (Section R 201) 165.8km and for Selected Feeder Roads in theBrong-Ahafo Region, Northern Region, Upper East Region, andUpper West Region: (600km)
Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan):___________________
The Government of the Republic of Ghana requested financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Transport Sector ImprovementProject (TSIP) and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.
The consulting services ("the Services") include theAssessment Study to Implement Output and Performance Based Road Contract (OPRC) for the Tatale ? Zabuzugu ? Yendi ? Tamale Road(section R 201) 165.8km; and for SelectedFeeder Roads in the Brong-Ahafo Region, Northern Region, Upper East Region, and Upper West Region: (600km)
The services shall be carried out with the view to among others collect, verifyand undertake the following:
Consistency of roadnetwork to be included in OPRC contractExisting pavementcharacteristics and conditionFWD, geotechnicalstudies, IRI, structures, Slopes and cuts, horizontal and vertical alignmentTraffic counts,vehicle categories, overloadingand future growthDifferent road usesalong project roads requiredifferent approachesRisk identification,allocation and costsRecommend Levels ofServiceEnd-of-contract roadconditionConceptual design:Options and Cost Benefit Analysis, Road Structure design, Technically viable options, Cost benefitanalysis, Financial and Paymentmodels.Environmental, socialand other screeningCostestimateFinancialmodelPrepare AssessmentReport, bidding documentsAssist withprocurement activities
The services are estimated to be implementation over asix (6) month period.
The GhanaHighway Authority (GHA) and Department ofFeeder Roads (DFR) now invite eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") to indicatetheir interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have therequired qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The primary shortlisting criteria are (i) experience withthe development and implementation of longer term performance-based contracts that include both rehabilitation and maintenanceservices; (ii) experience with road condition assessments from collecting the actual information and data, undertaking theassessments and providing considered implementation options for potential implementation.
The attention of interested Consultants is drawn toparagraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants IDACredits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers January 2011 revised July 2014("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the WorldBank's policy on conflict of interest. In addition, please refer to the followingspecific information on conflict of interest related to this assignment:
Conflict of Interest
1.9 Bank policy requires that consultants provideprofessional, objective,and impartial advice and at all times hold the client's interests paramount, without any consideration forfuture work, and that in providing advice they avoid conflicts with other assignments and their own corporate interests.Consultants shall not be hired for any assignment that would be in conflict with their prior or current obligations to otherclients, or that may place them in a position of being unable to carry out the assignment in the best interest of the Borrower.Without limitation on the generality of the foregoing, consultants shall not be hired under the circumstances set forth below:
(a) Conflict between consulting activities andprocurement of goods, works, or non-consulting services (i.e., services other than consulting services covered by theseGuidelines8): A firm that has been engaged by the Borrower to provide goods, works, or non-consulting services for a project, orany affiliate that directly or indirectly controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with that firm, shall bedisqualified from providing consulting services resulting from or directly related to those goods, works, or non-consultingservices. Conversely, a firm hired to provide consulting services for the preparation (before Loan effectiveness) or implementationof a project, or any affiliatethat directly or indirectly controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with that firm,shall be disqualified from subsequently providing goods, works, or services (other than consulting services covered by theseGuidelines) resulting from or directly related to the consulting services for such preparation or implementation. This provisiondoes not apply to the various firms (consultants, contractors, or suppliers) which together are performing the Contractor'sobligations under a turnkey or design and build contract.
(b) Conflict among consulting assignments: Neitherconsultants (including their personnel and sub-consultants), nor any affiliate that directly or indirectly controls, is controlledby, or is under common control with that firm, shall be hired for any assignment that, by its nature, may be in conflict withanother assignment of the consultants. As an example, consultants assisting a client in the privatization of public assets shallneither purchase, nor advise purchasers of, such assets. Similarly, consultants hired to prepare Terms of Reference (TOR) for anassignment shall not be hired for the assignment in question.
(c) Relationship with Borrower's staff: Consultants(including their experts and other personnel, and sub-consultants) that have a close business or family relationship with aprofessional staff of the Borrower (orof the project implementing agency, or of a recipient of a part of the loan) who are directlyor indirectly involved in any part of: (i) the preparation of the TOR for the assignment, (ii) the selection process for thecontract, or (iii) the supervision of such contract may not be awarded a contract, unless the conflict stemming from thisrelationship has been resolved in a manner acceptable to the Bank throughout the selection process and the execution of thecontract.
(d) A consultant shall submit only one proposal,either individually or asa joint venture partner in another proposal. If a consultant, including a joint venture partner, submitsor participates in more than one proposal, all such proposals shall be disqualified. This does not, however, preclude a consultingfirm to participate as a sub-consultant, oran individual to participate as a team member, in more than one proposal whencircumstances justify and if permitted by the RFP.
Consultants may associate with other firms in theform of a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance theirqualifications.
Interested firms must organize their Expression ofInterest in the following order: Chapter 1; i) Company Profile, ii) Legal Status (Certificateof Incorporation), iii) Letter ofintent of Association, if necessary, iv) organizational chart, a list of Board of Directors, and beneficial ownership. Chapter 2; i) Experience of atleast two (2) assignments each with a scope and nature similar to what is stated above during the last 10 years, ii) A summary ofsimilar assignments undertaken as a lead partner, iii) A summary of assignments undertaken in the project country (Ghana) and inSub Saharan Africa, giving the client name and the year in which the assignment was carried out, and Chapter 3; i) Experience indonor funded projects. The document must properly be paged, and a table of content provided.
A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality- and Cost-Based Selection methodset out in the ConsultantGuidelines.
Further information can be obtained at the address below duringoffice hours i.e. 08;30 to 17;00 hours.
Expressions of interest must be delivered (Original plus two hardcopies and a pdf-electronic copy) to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by the 26thOctober, 2015.
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