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KOGI STATE NEWMAP – REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI) FOR BASELINE SURVEY UNDER THE NIGERIA EROSION AND WATERSHED MANAGEMENT PROJECT (NEWMAP) IN KOGI STATE, NIGERIA

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PROJECT ID: P124905
REFERENCE: KGSPMU/CQS/15/03

This request for expression of interest follows the update of the general procurement notice for this project that appeared in UN Development Business Issue of 27th April, 2012 and in Nigerian newspapers of 27th September, 2012.

As part of Government’s commitment to the transformation of the Nigerian socio-economic landscape, a multi-sector project is being executed in Nigeria to mitigate the vulnerability to erosion and support the people as they relate to their land. The Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) is an 8-year multi-sectoral and multi-scale program that targets states with acute gully erosion. The project is involving many Federal and State Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), Local Governments, communities and civil Societies who are responsible for Planning, economy, finance, works, agriculture, water resources, forests, transport, power, emergency response as well as those focused on climate and hydrological information or watershed/basin regulation. In order to achieve this, the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) has received a credit of US$500 million from the International Development Association (IDA) for the implementation of the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project.

The Kogi State Project Management Unit of the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project intends to use part of the proceeds of the credit for the engagement of a Firm of consultants for the Baseline survey for the targeted intervention sites to establish the socio-economic and Biophysical status

OBJECTIVES

The purpose of this assignment is to conduct a socio-economic and biophysical baseline study for the M&E system of covering the catchments and sub-catchment around the 8 intervention sites

The socio-economic baseline study will include comprehensive household and community-level surveys. The biophysical baseline study will require appropriate technical expertise; this includes a topographical survey to establish the geometric properties of the site gullies and floodplains, and the establishment of monitoring station beacons and benchmarks for uniform reference and comparisons throughout the project life cycle. It is important that the physical dimensions of the gullies are monitored to have a clear idea of their expansion characteristics.

The Firm of consultants will additionally provide technical support to the SPMU related to project monitoring and evaluation under this assignment.

The duration of this assignment is three (3) months.

SUBMISSION OF EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (EOIs)

Kogi State Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (KGSNEWMAP) now invites eligible consult ng firms (‘Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Firm of Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The short-listing criteria are:

(i) Evidence showing the fields of specialty of the firm (profile/brochures)
(ii) Evidence showing that the firm is a legal entity (certificate of registration),
(iii) Evidence of registration with relevant authorities and professional bodies
(iv) Evidence showing the technical and managerial capabilities of the firm in the field of assignment.
(v) Experience of working in a similar geographical region,
(vi) Description of similar assignments,
(vii) Availability of appropriate skills among staff, and availability of essential technology- software, etc.) and
(viii) Consultants must be conversant with the local languages and socio cultural practices of the relevant communities in Kogi state firms, contract amount and financing sources.

For each previous project performed, the consultants/firm must provide the name and contact address of the client (office & e-mail address, and telephone number), date(s) of execution, name(s) of lead and associate firms, contact amount and financing sources.

The attention of interested Consultants (firm) is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits 8i Grants] by World Bank Borrowers [January 2011] (“Consultant Guidelines”) Please visit www.worldbank.org, setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. In addition, please refer to the following specific information on conflict of interest related to this assignment as per paragraph 1.9 of Consultant Guidelines.

Consultants/firm may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Consultant’s Qualification CQS method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours (10.00 am to 16.00 pm).

Expressions of interest must be delivered in written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by e-mail) not later than 2.00 pm, 6th January, 2017.

Project Coordinator
Kogi State Project Management Unit (KOSPMU)
Kogi State- Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (KGNEWMAP)
Attention: Barr. Ladi Ahmed Jatto
Plot 247, Tunde Ogbeha Street, GRA, Lokoja
Kogi State, Nigeria
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 0810 9467464

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