REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EDI) ON FEASIBILITY AND DETAILED STUDIES ON ROAD TRANSPORT, FEASIBILITY AND DETAILED STUDIES ON SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT, FEASIBILITY AND DETAILED STUDIES ON STORM WATER DRAINAGE AND WATERSHED MANAGEMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STUDY AND DEVELOPMENT OF ABA CITY MASTER PLAN.
Date of issue: 16th Jan, 2017
Closing date: 10th Feb, 2017
As part of Government commitment to uplift the state of infrastructure in Abia State, ABSG approached the AfDB through the federal Government (Federal Ministry of Finance) to seek finding support to implement the project covering Urban Roads in Aba and Umuahia cities, integrated waste management, watershed management and gully erosion control to address the problems of collapsed infrastructure in the State. In order to achieve this, the Abia State Government through the Federal Government of Nigeria has applied for financing from the Africa Development Bank toward the cost of the Abia State Integrated Infrastructure Development Protect and intends to apply part of the proceeds for this loan (PPF) to payments under the contracts.
Therefore the purpose of this consultancy services is to select the qualified firms who will be required to carry out the feasibility and detailed studies on Road transport, feasibility and detailed studies on solid waste management, feasibility and detailed studies on storm water drainage and watershed management, environmental impact study and development of Aba City Master plan.
The consulting firms will be hired to carry out these services for a period of sixty days to provide services under tire following components.
THE OBJECTIVE OF THE CONSULTANCY SERVICES
Abia Slate Integrated Infrastructure Development Project (ABSIIDP) AfDB assisted is the implementing agency in the Slate has the responsibility of proving the enabling environment and much needed assistance to conduct studies that will provide infrastructure solutions and fully unlock the potentials and competitiveness of the city of Aba in Abia State. The studies will aim to conduct strategic city master plan and identification of urgent priority infrastructure aimed to provide immediate solutions to the problems affecting the cities.
More precisely the consultancy services will entail the development of fully bankable studies. The studies would include conducting necessary engineering, environmental and economic studies and identification of optimal, cost-effective and economically justified infrastructure options by analyzing to technical and economic viability, assessing the environmental and social impacts and then preparing engineering and tender documents.
The assignment with thus will be divided into two (2) components.
Component I: Urgent Integrated Infrastructure
The consultant will undertake a rapid assessment of infrastructure in the cities of Aba and Umuahia of three (3) thematic spaces including road transport, solid waste management and storm water drainage system. The purpose of this assignment will include but not limited to the following:
1. ROAD TRANSPORT:
a. Undertake a rapid assessment of the road network and identify critical and principal road arteries in the urban and peri-urban Network of Aba and Umuahia cities in need of urgent intervention.
b. Define the location, distance, and engineering specifics of the road network in need of urgent intervention and prioritize the intervention.
2. Storm Water Drainage and Water Management.
a. Undertake rapid screenings of zone in need of urgent intervention storm water drainage systems.
b. Define the geological location of the area and specify the proposed drainage channels.
3. SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT
a. Review the current solid waste management system and identify the area that needs immediate and urgent intervention in Aba.
COMPONENT II: MASTER PLAN
The consultant will undertake studies for a detailed city master plan for Aba in parallel with activities under component I, the masterplan will provide a basis in and justification for decision making in the promotion, implementation and timing of the entire Abia State integrated infrastructure programme to renew the city.
SUBMISSION OF EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOIS)
The Abia State Integrated Infrastructure Development project (AfDB Assisted) 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 experience to perform the services.
The shortlisting criteria are (i) Evidence showing the fields of specialty of the firm (Consultant’s Profile/Brochures) (ii) Evidence showing that the firm is a legal entity (certificate of registration) (iii) Evidence of registration with relevant authorities and professional bodies (iv) evidence showing the technical and managerial capacities of the firm in the field of assignment (v) Experience of working in a similar geographical terrain, (vi) Evidence of similar assignment done (vii) Availability of required skills among staff, and availability of essential technology etc for each previous project performed, the consultant shall provide the name(s) and contract address of the client: (office and address and telephone numbers):
Date(s) of execution, name(s): of load and associate firms, contract amount, (viii) Evidence of completion certificate of similar job done.
Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualification.
A consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the African development banks rules and procedures for the use of consultants.
Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hour (10:00am – 16:00pm). Expression of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by courier).
Abia State Integrated Infrastructure Development
Project (AFDB Assisted)
Attention: Bob C. Ogu Esq. – Team Leader/Coordinator.
3b Okpara Avenue Umuahia, Abia State.