Oromia Water and Energy Resource Development Bureau

Ethiopian Herald Jun12,2020


Assignment Title:

Consultancy Services for Non-Revenue Water Reduction Strategic Plan and Implementation Mechanisms & Business Plan Development for Adama, Asalla, Bishoftu, Jimma, Nekemte and Shashamane Towns.

Reference No. ET-MOWIE-152576-CS-QCBS The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Second Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Project (SUWSSP) and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. The consulting service ( the service -) includes to assess, study, develops a Business Plan and a Non-Revenue Water Reduction Strategic Plan and pilot DMA implementation for each of the above listed utilities.

OBJECTIVE OF THE ASSIGNMENT: The Objective of this consultancy services is to work with the above listed utilities in assessing the status of the business plan, Non-Revenue Water Reduction and develop for each utility listed above a clear and implementable working document to improve the Operational Efficiency and Manage the Service Delivery in an effective manner

Scope of the Work: The scopes of the consultancy services have two main assignments with their own Specific Objectives and Scope of Services: 1) To Develop a Business Plan and 2) To Develop a Non-Revenue Water Reduction Strategic Plan for each of the above listed utilities. However, as the two assignments feed into each other, the consultant is expected to execute the two assignments concurrently for each of the utilities. 1. Assignment 1: NRW Assessment and Preparation of a NRW Reduction Strategic Plan The activities contemplated in the assessment of the water utilities are divided into three categories

I. Basic Activities: The basic activity include the following tasks: infra-structure network mapping customer survey, system input metering, customer metering and meter reading practices, preliminary water balance and NRW Assessment and capacity building basic level. II. Intermediate Activities: The Intermediate Activities include: establishing a NRW management unit, customer meter testing, network zoning (Bulk metering), pilot DMAs pressure Monitoring IWA water balance and performance indicators, pipe failure documentation and caristics and capacity building medium level. III. Advanced Activities: The advance activities include: hydraulic Analysis (modeling implementation of DMAs, pressure management, Active Leakage control Customer meter management, Unauthorized Consumption reduction, Billing efficiency improvements, rehabilitation planning and capacity Building High Level. The detail activity is as shown below IV. Building the Capacity of the utility staffs in implementation of NRW. 2. Assignment II. Business Plan Development and/or update I. Review of policies, regulations, and laws that goven Region services in respective owns and prepare areport on key findings and recommendations.

IL Review and propose the institutional and organizational framework III. Analyze or diagnosis of key operational issues and prepare a report on key findings and recommendations IV. Identify Priority Investments and Financial Projections V. Develop final workable business plan VI. Building the Capacity of the utility staffs in preparation of business plan The total duration of the service is eighteen months (540 calendar days). The Oromia Water and Energy Resource Development Bureau now invite competent and 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: Core business and years in business, qualification and experience in the field of assignment, organizational, managerial and technical capabilities of the firm, and general qualification and number of staff but not individual experts’ bio data. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and The attention of in interested Employment of consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers, issued 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 sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications. But, should indicate clearly whether the association is in the form of a joint venture and/or a sub-consultancy. In the case of a joint venture, all the partners in the joint venture shall be jointly and severally liable for the entire contract, if selected. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality and Cost Based Selection method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 9:00 am to 12:00 am noon and 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm after noon from Monday to Friday.

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by e-mail) on or before 22 June 2020, 4:00 PM (Afternoon) Oromia National Regional State, Oromia Water and Energy Resource Development Bureau

Attn: Mr. Eshetu Tufa Africa Avenue, 3 floor, Room number 301 P.O. Box: 8630 Tel: +251913437598 Fax: +251-011551-7756 E-mail: eshetufaa,gmail.com Addis Ababa, Ethiopia truncated