INVITATION TO BID

Bid No.

20,000ha

Issued By

Ministry of Water Resources

Bid Doc. Price

See detail below

Published Date

August 17, 2007

Opening Date

See detail below

Remarks

Bid Category

Consultancy Service

Description

 
 

REQUEST FOR CONSULTANTS’ EXPRESSIONS
OF INTEREST
Resettlement Action Plan for about 20,000 ha
Irrigation & Drainage Schemes
Federal Democratic republic of Ethiopia
Ministry of Water Resources
World bank Financed Ethiopian-Nile Irrigation
And Drainage Project

Financing:              World Bank
Credit No.:              
4333-ET
Project ID:             
P092353
Contract/Bid No.:  
Resettlement Action Plan for about

                                20,000ha
Irrigation & Drainage Schemes

Deadline:  31 August 2007

This request for expressions of interest follows the General Procurement Notice for this project that was posted on dgMarket on Dec. 09, 2004.

The Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has received a Credit from the World Bank towards the cost of Ethiopian Nile Irrigation and Drainage Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds of the Credit to consultant services.

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to rural income growth through increase in area irrigated and effectiveness of existing irrigated area through investments that are cost effective, environmentally and socially sound, and beneficial to the rural poor.

Based on a previous announcement, consultancy service for Feasibility Studies, Detail design and Tender Documents Preparation of about 20,000 ha of irrigation and drainage schemes (at Megech Pump (Seraba), Ribb (project-financed irrigation and government financed upstream dam) and Anger Dam) in the Nile Basin of Ethiopia is going to kick off in few weeks time.

The current consultancy assignment is to prepare Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) for affected parties as a consequence of the above mentioned irrigation and drainage schemes to meet World Bank Standards. The proposed RAP will ensure that the World Bank safeguard OP 4.12 for involuntary resettlement are adequately addressed. Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for each scheme are being separately prepared.

The Ministry of Water Resources now invites competent consulting firms to indicate their interest in providing the above services. Interested Consultants must provide information indicating their professional capability and experience to perform the services; such information should include brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, financial capability, etc. Consultants may associate to enhance their qualifications.

A consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers May 2004. Consultant will be requited on International Competitive bidding (ICB) basis. Interested Consultants may obtain further information at the following address during office hours from 0830 A.M. to 1730 hours (local time) Monday to Friday. Written expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below not later than August 31, 2007.

Contact:

Ministry of Water Resources
Ethiopian Nile Irrigation and Drainage Project
Coordination Office (Room No. 402)
Attn: Mr. Hayalsew Yilma
Tel. (251-91)-1727437 Or (251-11) 663 85 06
Fax: 251 11 663 27 04 Or (251-11) 661 07 10
E-mail:hyilma@nilebasin.org
P.O. Box 57 44
Haile G/Silasie St.
Addis Ababa
Ethiopia

   

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