Consultancy Services for Supervision and Technical Support
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
(CONSULTANCY SERVICE – SELECTION OF FIRMS)
The People’s Republic of Bangladesh
Name of the Project
Inclusive and Integrated Sanitation and Hygiene Project in 10 Priority Towns in Bangladesh (GoB-IDB).
Water Sanitation and Waste Management
Consultancy Services for Supervision and Technical Support.
Mode of Financing
Loan and Grant
The People’s Republic of Bangladesh has received financing from the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) towards the cost of Inclusive and Integrated Sanitation and Hygiene Project in 10 Priority Towns in Bangladesh, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consultancy services.
The services include Detailed Engineering consulting services with quality control monitoring and supervision, and preparation of various drawings, training manuals, bidding documents, reports and etc. The project will include the following components such as 1) water point installation, 2) Sanitation Facilities; 3) Solid Waste Management Facilities; 4) Faecal Sludge Management Facilities; 5) Rehabilitation of Existing Facilities; 6) Capacity building trainings,
The project period will be 5 years from 2022 to 2026 and duration of the service is 42 months. The proposed service requires estimated 473 Person-months of professional inputs. The service is expected to commence from February, 2023.
The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment can be obtained at the address given below.
The Department of Public Health Engineering (DPHE) of The Ministry of Local Government Rural Development and Co-operatives now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested consulting firm who have minimum 5 years of experience in providing detailed engineering consulting services with quality control monitoring and supervision specifically preparation of various types of detail designing, reporting of waste management project for at least two completed WASH projects funded by Government of Bangladesh and/or Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs)/other Development Partners along with a minimum similar experience amounting of $ 0.50 million in a single service contract in last 10 years shall be the minimum requirement for the assignment. The firm must provide specific information which demonstrates that they are fully qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills/experts among staffs, logistics supports, update business documents like Trade License (minimum 2022-23), VAT & updated IT Certificates(2021-22) etc.
- The shortlisting criteria are: core business and years in business; Availability of logistics and equipment; General Experience of the firm; Specific Experience of the firm (GoB/Development partners’ project); experience in Similar Environment technical and managerial capability of the firm. It is to be noted that Key Experts will not be evaluated at the shortlisting stage.
The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to Paragraphs, 1.23, and 1.24 of the Guidelines for Procurement of Consultant Services under Islamic Development Bank Project Financing (the “Procurement Guidelines”), setting forth IsDB’s policy on conflict of interest.
Consultants may associate with other firms 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 (QCBS) method among short list of IsDB Member Country firms ( ICB-MC Shortlist ) following the Guidelines for the Procurement of Consulting Services under IsDB Project Financing (April 2019 ).
Interested firms may obtain further information at the address below during office hours [From 09:00 to 17:00 hours] (local time).
Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by 15/12/2022 (Sunday) 12:00 PM. Both the hard copy as well as electronic version of EOI shall be acceptable.
(S M Shamim Ahmed)