Addis Ababa City Roads Authority

Ethiopian Herald Sep23,2020

RE-REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST 

  • (CONSULTING SERVICES- FIRMS SELECTION) 
  • COUNTRY: Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia 
  • NAME OF PROJECT: Transport Systems Improvements Project (TRANSIP) 
  • PROJECT ID No: P151819 
  • CREDIT No: 5816-ET/IDA-56160 
  • Assignment Title: Consultancy Services for the TRANSIP Gender-based Violence (GBV) Assessment. 
  • Reference No: 166326-CS-QCBS 

The Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has received financing rom the World Bank towards the cost of the Transport Systems Improvements Project (TRANSIP). The Addis Ababa City Road and Transport Bureau (AACRTB) represented by the Addis Ababa City Roads Authority (AACRA) would like to allocate part of the proceeds towards the cost of Consultancy Services for the TRANSIP Gender based Violence (GBV)Assessment 

The primary objective of GBV assessment is to examine GBV/ Violence Against Women(VAW) risks in TRANSIP sub-projects so as to clearly identify the existing and anticipated type of the risks and recommend concrete actions to prevent and response for GBV/VAW in road transport infrastructure, facilities and operations development as well as in project outcome and implementation (civil work), The assessment will specifically focus on; Access and analyze risks of GBVNAW in TRANSIP and related road transport infrastructure, facilities and operations development as well as in project outcome and implementation 

Assess the capacity of Implementation Agencies (IAS) of TRANSIP to address GBV risks in project implementation and operation; 

Identify potential opportunities and gaps of GBV/VAW prevention and response with regard to sector policies and legal instruments; Develop appropriate risk mitigation measures together with applicable and costeffective implementation action plan to address the identified GBVNAW risks in development of road transport infrastructure and facilities as well as in project implementation and operation of TRANSIP; Ensure the integration of GBV risk mitigation measure into TRANSIP sub-projects’ components, administrative processes, safeguard instruments through developing guiding tools; 

Conduct capacity building programs for IAS, PIU, consultants and contractors on GBVNAW risk mitigation; Develop Good practice Manual for GBVNAW prevention and response for TRANSIP in particular and to similar road transport projects in AAC in general. 

The expected time of commencement of these assignments will be December, 2020. The duration of the services is estimated to be 3 Months, 

Addis Ababa City Roads Authority (AACRA) now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to express 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: Core business and years in business: The consultant shall have core business in Consultancy services in Gender related studies or social developments or Infrastructure projects or have general experience in any type of consultancy services. 

Specific experience in Gender related studies/researches in institutions and/or infrastructure projects. Experiences in the preparation of Gender Based Violence (GBV) research/studies financed by the World Bank is advantageous 

Technical capability and managerial organization of the firm. 

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans & IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers, January 2011 (Revised July 2014) “Consultant Guidelines”, setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a subconsultancy to enhance their qualifications. The Expression of Interest should clearly specify the type of relationship the consultants may propose to establish. 

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours: from 09:00 A.M to 12:30 A.M and from 2:00 P.M to 5:00 P.M – Mondays to Thursdays, and 09:00 AM to 11:30 AM and 2:00 P.M to 5:00 P.M on Fridays from Addis Ababa City Roads Authority (AACRA), Engineering Procurement Directorate, Team 2, Ground floor, Room No. 37 Expression of Interest must be delivered in one (1) original and three (3) hard copies orelectronically to the address below (in person, or by mail) on or before October 9, 2020. 

Addis Ababa City Roads Authority (AACRA) Engineering Procurement Directorate 

Attn: Eng. Mohammedawel Seid, Engineering Procurement Directorate, Director 

Copied to: EPD Team 2, Engineering Procurement Directorate Ground Floor, Room No. 37, AACRA Building, Pushkin Square P.O.Box 9206, Tel: +251-1-372-34-00, Fax: +251-1-372-29-82 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 

E-mail: aacraepd@gmail.com Copied to: abelaltaseb1991@gmail.com 

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