Water Development Commission

Ethiopian Herald Feb5,2021

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTREST

CONSULTING SERVICES FIRM SELECTION

COUNTRY: Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

NAME OF PROJECT CR WASH

Credit No IDA 64430

Assignment Title: Consultancy service for Feasibility Study and Detail Design, Tender Document preparation evaluation and Construction Supervision for Well Drilling of Climate Resilient Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene Facilities in SNNP Region, Mierab Abaya Woreda Multi Village Water Supply Project.

Reference No.: ET-WDC-202187-CS-OCBS

The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of implementation of Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting service The consulting service intended duration is for 30 Wecks/210 calendar days,

Objectives of the assignment

The overall objective of the assignment is to carry out community and institutional (schools and health institutions) Water Supply, Sanitation and Hypere status assessment study in Micrab Abaya Woreda (Micrab Abaya Multi village water supply project) of SNNP region and kentify the kebeles seriously affected in this regard in consultation with the respective communities, woreda and region sector offices and Bureaus (Water, Health and Education) Based on the findings of the assessment report, undertake community and institutions water supply, sanitation and hygiene service facilities feasibility study for the selected kebeles/village w/gots, institutions (health instations, schools etc), serage the selection and supervision of works of qualified groundwater driler of applcable) and prepare detail design based on the outcome of the Easbility study To achieve this objective, the Consultant carries out, at least the following main tasks but not limited,

a) Carryout out rapid assessment of community and institutions (health institutions, schools etc) water supply, sanitation and hygiene status of the Woreda (s). Conduct socio-economic assessment of the woreda including population, Economy, social and environmental conditions include collection and organization of woreda baseline 1 information

b) Prepare inception and pre feasibility reports and submit to WDC and relevant regional burcaus for review and approval with the following information (Didentify Kebele(s)/Villago(s)/Got(s) most prone to shortage of community and institutional water supply, sanitation and hygiene service problems in the woreda; (ii) set intervention priorities in consultation with the beneficiary communities, woreda administration and the woreda sector offices (water, healt and education); (iii) provide proposals of how strategically the Wash problem of the woreda will be thoroughly solved in short, medium and long term periods based on the availability of finance and recommend the communities and institutions (health institutions, schools, etc.) to be included in the feasibility study of this sub-project. Undertake Climate Resilient (CR) feasibility study technical, financial Meconomic, social and environmental) of water supply, sanitation and hygiene Mfacility options giving due focus for climate resilience for the communites of Midentified Kebele (8)/Village(s)/Got(s), health institutions, schools, etc for the short and medium term plan and produce feasibility report with the option recommended for detail design (among the options investigated for feasibility) to the respective region and the WDC for approval to carry out detail design. Conduct Assessment and put recommended ion of feasible alternative renewable energy sources (solar wind/etc) for water supply schemes as appropriate. The feasibility study shall also include recommendations for sustainable water sources Prepare, supervise and manage water source development on behalf of the WDC If the confirmed source is groundwater, prepare and supervise drilling operation based on submission of separate time-based and provisional sum agreement to be reviewed and approved by the Client

e) Carryout detail design of the approved feasible water supply system, sanitation and hygiene facilities for communities, health institutions, schools, etc in its entirety as per accepted engineering design practices and produce study and design report to the respective region and the WDC.

f) Conduct social and environmental risk assessment study as per the feasibility study,

g) Prepare operation and maintenance management plan including proposal for an affordable water tariff that will enable cost recovery

h) Prepare implementation plan and bid documents for civil works of proposed Investments (for water supply and sanitation interventions) and includes costed mitigation measures for identified environmental impacts (eg, catchment management not, source protection, etc),

I) Prepare scheme management organizational structure, staffing, and recommendation on the management of the scheme as per the sector’s established guidelines for WASHCOMs and new rural utilities approach that is formally adopted by WDC and taking into consideration any considerations for community Prepare strategic development business plan for the design period of the scheme, prepare operation and maintenance management plan including proposal for an affordable water tariff that will enable cost recovery

k) Prepare water safety plan and watershed management report and include costs for implementation in tendering documents for proposed civil works

1) Identify potential challenges for long-term sustainability and frame coping mechanisms. Conduct supervision of drilling operation as required if the source is groundwater based on submission of separate time-based agreement with the client Prepare watershed management report

Scope of Services

The scope of the assignment includes

a) The consultant is expected to use/refer sector policy and development strategy documents to be well acquainted and align with the sector’s requirement in fulfilling the assignment

b) The consultant is expected to review CWA program documents including program

operations manual, Project Procurement Strategy for Development (PPSD), financial

manual, safeguard instruments, etc.

The consultant is expected to use primary and secondary data to carryout a reconnaissance study to be incorporated in the prefeasibility report for water supply, sanitation and hygiene status study to identify Kebeles/Villages/Gots, health institutions, school, etc most prone to the water supply problem.

The consultant should carry out consultation with the woreda administration, Woreda and Regional water sector stakeholders on the water supply, sanitation and hygiene output of the reconnaissance study and agree on the Kebeles/Villages/Gots, health institutions, school, etc for which feasibility study needs to be done. The consultations must include engagement with community members including elders, women, people with disability, female-headed households.The feasibility study is expected to include among others available climate resilient water source options demonstrating with multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) technique to assess the technical financial, environmental O&M management viability of the proposed alternatives.

The consultant is expected to carry out geological, hydro-geological hydrological, water quality, geotechnical investigation and geophysical investigation of the potential and quality water sources (groundwater, surface water, spring potential for water harvesting (e.g, haffirs, birkas, sub-surface storage (sand-dams), etc.) of the area and determine the location of the intake site, borehole drilling site, surface water intake site, spring site for water harvesting or managed recharge etc, the expected safe yield of the source and respective costs.

3) Conduct financial and econome cost benefit analysis to ensure that the project is financially sustainable and economically viable. This requires identification and estimation of revenue generated from service charge, annual operational cost required to run the scheme, periodic maintenance and asset replacement cost as well as estimation of the positive and negative extemalities of the projecth) Based on the most technically, socially, economically and environmentally feasible and sustainable option, the consultant will undertake detail technical assessment ncluding but not limited to hydrological survey and or topological profiling and other aspects as applicable and consultant on its discretion should deploy and use cutting edge technologies like GIS, remote sensing from high resolution platforms and robust techniques have to be deployed for further investigation of resihent water sources and have to be validated & justified with possible ground truthmg

i) The consultant is expected to carry out detail design of the feasible option including the technical design (analytical report, technical drawings, incorporate standard design to facilitate groundwater monitoring pipe layout with pressure zoning site plan, specifications, Bill of quantities, engineering cost estirate, Tender document etc), environmental studies, amual operational cost estimates, the water tariff for cost recovery and its affordability with the willingness to pay, the project implementation plan, business plan, water safety plan and the bid document as well as social including gender related risk assessment.

1 If applicable, based on approved feasibility study by the Chent, the consultant

is expected, supervise and contract administer borehole drilling which includes: Prepare bidding documents Approval and monitor site handover, the contractors initial and periodic mobilization programs; Supervision the overall drilling work Carry out periodic safety inspections of overall components of the drilling

Issue to the Employer weekly, monthly and as required report and well completion report and financial reports in approval format and check and submit for approval of payment to the client requested by the contractor as per the actual material supplied and work executed Review any site testing procedures and supervise actual acceptance tests on site carried out by the contractor,

Cbsely follow up and administer all contractual matter including updated schedule of the drilling and construction method of drilling and construction

Review Contractor’s claims and advices what amount, if any, the Engineer considers due, provide written reports and advice on individual claims, provide written advice on any claims negotiations and support as requested after getting approval from the WDC. Provide written reports, advice and support as requested m any preparation and procedures for the Dispute Adjudication Board (DAB), The Consultant shall carry out witnessing, testing and administrative duties Facilitates handover of the projects, check and approve as-built drawings prepared by the contractor ensuring the delivered site is on accordance with approved feasibility study and contractual agreement. Check all manufactures’ manuals and contractors’ operating instructions and make recommendations as to their scope, completeness and conformity with plant as installed including provision for installation of groundwater monitoring equipment

k) Based on the gap identified in the assessment report of water supply, sanitation and hygiene status of schools and health institutions located within the community water Supply service area of the project, the consultant is expected to ensure that the study and design report included al WaSH service packages to the institutions, ie, for school water supply and latrines and for health institutions water supply, latrine, placenta pts, incinerators, etc as per the health and education sectors design standards Mand WaSH packages for the same

 Water demand computation has to take in to account (i) for household water demand population projections and dynamics, standard service levels as per GTP II/SDG 6 and potential for business development in the area and, (ii) for institution (health institution, schools, etc) has to take into account the prevailing sector standards of the Ministry of Education, Ministry of health and others.

m. Livestock watering has to be considered if there is no alternative source within reasonable distance in the area and all possible options have to be thought for optimal system design) The consultant is required to respond to any design queries after completion and submission of the design report and be accountable for any modification of deign defects at its full discretion & absorbing all expense consequences.

n. Review the monitoring and reporting mechanism and the available grievance redress mechanism

The Water Development Commission (WDC) 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 experiences to perform the Services.

The short listing criteria are:-Core business and years in business, qualification and experience in the field of assignment, organizational and managerial capabilities of the firm The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 3.14 of the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers July 2016, Revised November 2017 and August 2018, setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. In addition, please refer to the following specific information on conflict of interest related to this assignment 3.14- 3.17 of the Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers.

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 Cost Based Selection (QCBS) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 8:00 AM to 12:00 AM in the morning and from 1:30PM to 3:00PM in the afternoon.

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below in person, or by mail, or by e-mail (PDF Format) by 19, February 2021 on or before 4:00 PM.

Water Development Commission

Attn: Mr. Nuredin Mohammed, Engineering Procurement & ContractAdministration Directorate Director.

Postal address: 13/1076

Street address: Haile Gebresilassie Street/On the Road Urael to Megenegna next to Capital Hotel

Ministry of Water, Irrigation& Energy Building

Floor Number 01, Room number 35

City: Addis Ababa, Country: Ethiopia, Tel: +251116637018,

Email: nuredinmohammed@yahoo.com

Country: Ethiopia, Addis Ababa.

Water Development Commission