Ethiopian Beverage and Soft Drinks Manufacturing Industries Association

The Reporter Jan16,2021

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) FOR A CONSULTANCY SERVICE

TO UNDERTAKE A ‘WATER ACCOUNTING SURVEY’ -WASIN THE ETHIOPIAN BEVERAGE INDUSTRY (NATIONAL BIDDING)

1. Background

The Ethiopian Beverage Alliance for Water (EBAW) under formation, to be established following the undertaking of this assignment, launches a ‘Water Accounting Survey (WAS)’. The EBAW will therefore be a pioneering initiative to help singlemindedly focus on bringing together a large pool of beverage actors for collective action and solutions in industrial water management in Ethiopia. It will provide a common platform for pro-active action and advocacy to improve water footprints, water-use trends and facilitate the collaboration of industry players around water. The ultimate impact of EBAW is catalyzing meaningful and positive changes in water-saving/ stewardship for beverage producers themselves and their communities in the country.

The Ethiopian Beverage and Soft Drinks Manufacturing Industries Association (EBSMIA) in collaboration with Coca-Cola Beverage Africa (CCBA), the 2030 Water Resources Group (2030 WRG), which is hosted by the World Bank, and

WaterAid have formed a partnership as the first movers in this initiative. As a first step, the EBAW first movers propose to use WAS in selected production facilities to serve as input to develop a roadmap for the industry. That will help shape a national agenda around water and the beverage industry and translate the shared vision of the alliance members into action. Ultimately, the impact of the work of the Alliance will transpire in the improvement of water-use efficiency and footprints, the fostering of improved community-industry relationship as well as the reduction of environmental hazards that from operations.

II. Objectives of the Task or Assignment

The focus of the assignmentis to undertake a Water Accounting Survey for the Ethiopian Beverage industry – to serve as a critical input to develop a roadmap towards partnership development for concrete actions. The WAS is expected to be undertaken in several establishments that will be used as an inspiration and a catalyst to create a common ground among members of the EBAW. The WAS will be based on a sample survey of beverage industrial plants (a bottled water factory, a brewery, a soft drinks manufacturer and a juice producer), from among current or future partnering organizations. The overarching objective of WAS is to drive efficiency in water use and stimulate large-scale demand-side water management through the availability of a sampled reliable and transparent water footprint information from beverage plants, that are willing to take part in a WAS study.

III. Methodology

The detailed methodology for WAS is to be moutlined clearly by the bidding consultant in the technical proposal. However, the consultant is expected to depend heavily on factory level data from a selected manufacturing plants, a sampling that may well be considered as representative and adequate. The consultant will use company-level data for analysis to be supplemented with an in-depth interviews and physical inspection of processes, among others. The study will also be carried out through a multidisciplinary approach by a consulting firm or a joint venture of consulting firms. The firm (s) is expected to have a prior experience in similar area. In particular, ideally, a firm must have undertaken a study on water footprint in the industrial sector, economic analysis of the impact of the scarcity of water on a sector or sub-sector, and, as an advantage, a hydro-economic analysis in relation to a basin, sub-basin, or a specific geography.

IV. Duration

The study is expected to run for a maximum of 19 weeks from the date of signing up to the final report. However, the bidding consultant could indicate a shorter time span. Each deliverable will be

V. Evaluation of Proposals

The evaluation of proposals will have regard to technical and financial aspects of the bidding. It will be a two-envelope procurement procedure, the apportionment of points being 70% for a technical proposal and 30% for a financial proposal.

Eligible consultants are expected to submit their technical and financial proposals within 15 working days of the advertisement of this call for proposal.

The proposal can be sent to EBSMIA’s office at Meseret Defar Commercial Bank Building, opposite Millennium Hall, Bole, 4th Floor. It will be presented in two hard copies each (technical and financial) duly signed and sealed in two envelopes protocol: technical and financial.

The bidding consultants are invited to collect the Terms of Reference for the study from the above address. You can also call at +251-953 855 505.