ADAMAWA STATE RURAL ACCESS AND MOBILITY PROJECT (RAMP-2) –
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (EOI)FOR CONSULTING SERVICES FOR THE DETAILED ENGINEERING DESIGN, BIDDING DOCUMENTS PREPARATION, ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT, PROCUREMENT SUPPORT, AND CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISION OF REHABILITATION OF RURAL ROADS IN ADAMAWA STATE

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA
SECOND RURAL ACCESS AND MOBILITY PROJECT
ADAMAWA STATE RURAL ACCESS AND MOBILITY PROJECT (RAMP-2)
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (EOI)FOR CONSULTING SERVICES FOR THE DETAILED ENGINEERING DESIGN, BIDDING DOCUMENTS PREPARATION, ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT, PROCUREMENT SUPPORT, AND CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISION OF REHABILITATION OF RURAL ROADS IN ADAMAWA STATE
Credit No.: 5154-NG

The Federal Republic of Nigeria has received financing from the International DevelopmentAssociation (IDA) and the French Development Agency and on-lent the financing to four participating states (Adamawa, Enugu, Niger, and Osun) towards the cost of rehabilitation o f prioritized rural roads in these states under the Second Rural Access and MobilityProject (RAMP-2). It is intended that part of t he proceeds of the financing will be applied to eligible payments under the contract for Consulting Services for Engineering Design, Bidding Documents Preparation Environmental and Social Impact Assessment, Procurement Support, and Construction Supervision for the rehabilitation of rural roads in Adamawa state.

The consulting services (“the Services”) inc lude detailed engineering design,environmental and social impact assessment, procurement support, and construction supervision for the rehabilitation of low volume mostly unpaved rural roads in Adamawa State as follows: (i) conducting a detailed inventory and condition survey, and a full topographical survey and a geotechnical/materials survey of each given road (totaling approximately 300km to be packaged in 8 or 9Lots across the State) complete with the existing structures; together with comprehensive traffic counts, economic analysis, and environmental and social impact assessments, including development of an Environmental and Social Management Plan and a Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) or Abbreviated Resettlement Action Plan (ARAP) as necessary in accordance with World Bank Safeguards Policies for Category B projects, leading to and including the design of the appropriate rehabilitation and limited construction Works and the preparation of the bidding documents for each Lot;

(i) conducting a detailed inventory and condition survey, and a full topographical survey and a geotechnical/materials survey of each given road (totaling approximately 300km to be packaged in 8 or 9Lots across the State) complete with the existing structures; together with comprehensive traffic counts, economic analysis, and environmental and social impact assessments, including development of an Environmental and Social Management Plan and a Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) or Abbreviated Resettlement Action Plan (ARAP) as necessary in accordance with World Bank Safeguards Policies for Category B projects, leading to and including the design of the appropriate rehabilitation and limited construction Works and the preparation of the bidding documents for each Lot;

(ii) providing full procurement support to the Employer,  through the bidding process to the award of the Works contract for each Lot; and

(iii) supervising construction of the works and the capacity of the Engineer, including the Defects Liability Period (DLP). Subject to agreement by the Employer, the Services may include supervision, with minimal staffing, of routine and periodic maintenance of these roads for 3 years initially (first year falling within the 12-month Defects Liability Period.

The total duration of the Services is about 40 months: the Detailed Engineering Design, Environmental and Social Assessment and Preparation of Civil WorksBidding Documents is to be completed in 6 months, after which the Procurement Support Services would last approximately 4 months.,and the Works are to be constructed in 18 months, with a Defect Liability Period (requiring scaled down supervision) of 12 months. Should the supervision of the 3-year maintenance activities be agreed following the completion of the road rehabilitation, the total duration of the Consulting services would be 64 months. The State Project Implementation Unit (SPIU) on behalf of AdamawaState Government now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The short listing criteria are:

The short listing criteria are:

1.) Proven/demonstrateevidence of previous relevant experiences in similar a ssignments related to:
(i) Engineering Design: Experience and capacity for Engineering Design of low volume rural roads similar in scope and size to those subject to the Services, with both laterite, and bituminous surface treatment sections. TheConsultants shall demonstrate experience and capacity for conductingfull condition surveys, topographical surveys, road and bridgeand drainage inventories, geotechnical and material surveys, drainage condition and capacity assessments, and bridge and other stru ctures condition and capacity assessments and designs. TheConsultants shall also demonstrate experience and capacity for conductingeconomic analysis using the Highway Design andManagement tool (HDM-4) or the Road Economic Decision (RED) model or any other recog nized economic evaluationmethodology.
(ii) Construction Supervision: Experience and capacity for Construction Supervision in the role of Engineerfor rehabilitation and construction of low volume rural roads similar in scope and size to those subject to the Services, with both laterite, and bituminous surface treatment sections.
(iii) Environmental and Social Assessment: Ex perience andcapacity for conducting Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIA) in line with World Bank Safeguards Policies and inproposing mitigation measures in the form of Environmental and Social Management Plans and in drawing up Resettlement Action Plans(RAP) or Abbreviated Resettlement Action Plans (ARAP).
(iv) Bidding Documents and Procurement Support: Experience and capacity for production of full English language bidding documents based on the World Bank Standard Bidding Document for the Procurement of Works, including Technical Specifications, Engineering Drawings, and Bills of Quantities; and for the provision of full procurement support through the civil works bidding process and contract award.

2.) Technical and managerial capabilities of each firm, to confirm that the firm has suitably experienced and qualified key personnel, manyof whom (thecore pe l) should be staff, and demonstrate quality assurance, organizational and technicalcapabilities;

3.) Core business of each firm
The consultants are encouraged topresent the information demonstrating the fulfilm ent of the criteria above in the form of project profiles including: the projectname, the location of the project, the name and add ress of the client/beneficiary, the name(s) of associated firm(s) if any, theduration of the assignment, the start and end date of the assignment, the total value of the contract, the value of theservices provided by the Consultant under the contract, ; a brief narrative description of the project, and a description ofthe actual services provided by the Consultant’s staff un der the assignment. The description of the services provided shallspecify the type of roads and the works subject to the services, the length of roads, and the location of theroads.

Consultants 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 Quality and CostBased Selection (QCBS) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines, Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD loans and IDA Credits and Grants by World Bank Borrowers” dated January 2011and revised J uly2014.

The detailed engineering design services and the preparation of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (including preparation of the bidding documents) will be paid on a lump sum basis, while the subsequent support including construction supervision and other services will be paid on a resource time-based basis.

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours, i.e. 0800 to 1600hours.

Expression of Interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, e-mail) by 21st August 2017

State Project Coordinator,
State Project Implementation Unit (SPIU)
Rural Access and Mobility Project (RAMP II)
No 34, Sir Kashim Ibrahim Way, JimetaYola
Adamawa State
Telephone: +234 – 8036 221691, +234 – 9085807573
E- Mail: [email protected] , [email protected]

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