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The Ministry of Finance (MoF)

Ethiopian Herald Nov14,2020

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

(For Firms)

COUNTRY:- ETHIOPIA

NAME OF PROJECT: – Enhancing Shared Prosperity Through Equitable Services

Credit No.:- IDA-D2290-ET

Assignment Title: – Selection & Recruitment of a consulting firm for the preparation of National Environmental Audit (EA) and Environmental & Social Management Plan (ESMP) Guidelines

Procurement plan Package No: ET-MOFEC-COPCU-158478-CS-QCBS/

This Request for Expressions of Interest follows the General Procurement Notice for this project that appeared in Development Business No. DB Reference Nº: WB-P50109603/20

The Government of Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has received a credit from the International Development Association (IDA) and intends to apply part of the proceeds of this Credit to payments under the contract for Selection & Recruitment of a consulting firm for the preparation of National Environmental Audit (EA) Guideline standards and Environmental & Social Management Plan (ESMP) framework for Environmental Commission.

Objective

  • Conduct a desk review of international guidelines and existing policies and legislations to identify the gaps and opportunities for better integration of sectorial and crosssectorial issues;
  • Revise and prepare the national Environmental Audit (EA) and Environmental & Social Management Plan (ESMP) Guidelines to comprehensively incorporate Climate change, Disaster Risk management, Ecosystem management and social dimension particularly health, gender, and human rights; and
  • Train/aware the different governmental institutions delegated to undertake reviewing Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) in Ethiopia, and Regional Environmental Protection Authorities

The Scope of the assignment includes:

  • The consultant will conduct a detailed desk based literature review of the existing international and national guidelines, Environmental policy; Climate Change related
  • guidelines, EIA proclamations, as well as other supporting legislation relating to social and economic development and impacts in Ethiopia.
  • Revise national/international guidelines to get experience and encompass relevant and emerging environmental issues like Climate change: adaptation and mitigation, disaster risk management, ecosystem functions as well as social issues (particularly health, gender, and rights) including indicators in social, health economic, and environment sectors drawing key good international practice guidance from the continent and beyond.
  • Provide Training/awareness to the Environment, Forest and Climate Change Commission, the six delegated line ministries, stakeholders from the social/economic sector – gender, labour, health, extractives as well as selected stakeholders to ensure that the EA and ESMPpractice and processes in Ethiopia accounts equally for both the biophysical and social impacts in all the stages of the EIA and EA process.

Firm’s Qualifications (Required Skills and Experience)

  • Firm Competency certificate level I (with minimum Senior Economist, Senior Sociologist,
  • Senior Environmental Health Expert, Senior Water Expert, Senior Biodiversity Expert,
  • Senior Environmental Pollution analysis Expert and Senior GHG analysis expert) from EFCCC
  • At least 5 years’ experience in any of the areas of Environmental/Social/Health/Gender Impact Assessments or Social Impact Assessment/Policy Analysis and Development;
  • Must have track record of practical experience in implementing environmental management plans and developing Environmental and Social management systems;
  •  Must have significant knowledge of environmental issues, policies and programs in the Ethiopia and at least one other African country;
  • Must have adequate knowledge of social issues such as health, HIV, gender, human rights, in Ethiopia and at least one other African country;

Must have experience on Ethiopia’s Environmental Policy, Environmental Laws, Regulations and Guidelines,

Duration

the aim of providing Environmental Audit (EA) and Environmental & Social Management Plan (ESMP) is envisaged that this consultancy will be carried out over a period three months.

The Ministry of Finance (MoF), Channel One Programs Coordinating Directorate (COPCD), now invites eligible consulting Firm/ institution jointly or individually to indicate their interest in providing the consulting services stipulated above under “The Scope of the assignment”. Interested consulting firms must provide evidences or supporting documents and information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, qualifications, and so forth).

Selection of the consultant will be conducted through Quality and cost based selection (QCBS) using a Request for Proposals (RFP) as specified in the World Bank’s “Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers for Procurement in Investment Project Financing Consulting Services July 2016 and revised November 2017 and August 2018 (“Procurement Regulations”), and is open to all eligible Firms as defined in the Procurement Regulations.

Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below from 9:00 AM5:00 PM in all working days. Expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below on or before December 2, 2020

Ministry of Finance (MoF)

Channel One Programs Coordinating Directorate (COPCD)

Sidist Kilo, Yekatit 12 Square, King George Avenue

MOFEC Building, 6th Floor, Room No. 403.

Telephone number: +251-111-57-05-94/91, Postal Address-1905

E-mail address: copcuproc@gmail.com  

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia