The Government of Uganda has received financing from the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) towards the cost of the Enhancing National Food Security through Increased Rice Production project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consultant services. The services include Terms of Reference for Studies, Detailed Engineering Design and Construction Supervision for proposed Irrigation schemes development of Igogero and Naigombwa in Bugiri and Bugweri districts to be implemented over a 48 calendar months period.

Please refer to the General Procurement Notice (GPN) for this project that appeared in the local newspapers, such as New Vision on 8/12/2017 and The East African on 09/12/2017, other websites such as UN Business Development website on 11/12/2017, IsDB website on 11/12/2017, DEVEX on 11/12/2017 and Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) website on 20/12/2017.

MAAIF now invites eligible consultants to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested consultants must provide specific information which demonstrate that they are fully qualified to undertake Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA); Resettlement Action Plan (RAP); detailed studies; detailed engineering designs and construction supervision of Irrigation schemes for the project areas of Kitumbezi located in Bugiri and Naigombwa located on Bumpingo Stream in Bugweri. The Consultant should demonstrate the ability of carrying out all necessary preparatory studies, fieldwork, research and investigations (including the confirmation of collected data or generation of new field data, as deemed necessary or appropriate). Experience in the following area or tasks shall be the minimum requirement for the assignment:

  • Part I: Detailed Engineering, Design Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) and Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) Study.

  • Part II: Construction Supervision including Defect Liability Period.

Consultants may express interests in the forms of association, validated by an agreement among members of the association which clearly specifies the type of association, i.e. a joint-venture, intermediate forms of association, or sub consultancy.

A consultant will be selected in accordance with Quality and Cost Based Selection method procedures set out in the Guidelines for the Use of Consultants under Islamic Development Bank Financing (current edition), and the consultant should be from a member country of IsDB.

Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours (Monday to Friday, 08:00am to 5:00pm, East African Time except on public holidays).

Expressions of interest (One original plus three copies) must be delivered to the address below by 11: 00am, 20th November, 2018. The packages must be clearly marked: “Expression of Interest for Consultancy Services for Studies, Detailed Engineering Design and Construction Supervision for proposed Irrigation schemes development of Igogero and Naigombwa in Bugiri and Bugweri districts respectively. Reference No: MAAIF-ENRP/CONS/18-19/00106” and addressed to:

Permanent Secretary

Attn: Head of Procurement and Disposal Unit

Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries.

P. O. Box 102, Entebbe, Uganda.

Tel: +256 414 320987/9, +256 414 320004, 256 414 320327/8.

Fax: +256 414 321047, +256 414 321010, +256 414 321255.

Email: procurement@agriculture.go.ug

Website: www.agriculture.go.ug