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Federal Ministry of Environment

Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP)

Credit No: 5105 UNI Project ID: PI24905

Package No: FPMU/CQS/15/01

Request for Expression of Interest (EOI) for Engagement of EIA Expert Advisor (International)

This request for expression of interest follows the update of the general procurement notice for this project that appeared in UN Development Business issue of 27th April, 2012 and in Nigerian newspapers of 27th September 2012.

The Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) is an 8 years multi – sectoral and multi-scale programme that, and on the other hand, to scale out to additional states in Nigeria. The project involves many relevant Federal and State Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) Local Government Councils, Communities and civil societies. The various MDAs include those responsible for Planning, Economy and Finance, Works, Agriculture, Forest, Transport, Power, Emergency Response as well as those focusing on Climate and Hydrological Information or watershed/Basin regulation. Effective implementation of this project in sustainable manner requires the engagement of an Environmental Expert that will be working with the EA Department in carrying out Environmental Impact Assessment of Erosion Control and Watershed Management projects in compliance with the ESIA Act cap E12 LFN 2004.

The Environmental Assessment Department (EA) is one of the Technical Departments established in the Federal Ministry of Environment at the inception of the Ministry in 1999. The Department is charged with the responsibility of ensuring that all developmental projects are carried out in compliance with relevant environmental laws and regulations in order to ensure environmental sustainability. Agenda 21, the blueprint agenda for environmentally sound development, adopted by Heads of State and Governments, including Nigeria at the historic Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, requires that all countries should conduct Environmental and Social Impact Assessment   (ESIA) for major development projects. This informed the decision of the Federal Government to enact the ESIA Act No. 86 of 1992 as a demonstration of her commitment to environmentally sustainable development.

Main objective of the Environmental Services

The purpose of this proposal is to select an Environmental Expert Advisory Firm that will coordinate and collaborate with EAD of FMEnv to carry out Environmental Impact Assessment of the proposed Erosion Control and Watershed Management projects in affected States of Nigeria. 

Institutional Frameworks

The Expert Advisory firm shall work in line with existing laws and standards or as required by the Environmental Assessment Department of Federal Ministry of Environment and the World Bank. The Environmental Expert Advisors’ office shall be in the FPMU building complex of NEWMAP.

The study will be completed in a period of 12 months starting from the date of commencement of the contract.

Submission of Expression of Interests (EOIs)

The Federal Project Management Unit of the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) 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 capabilities of the firm in the field of assignment, (v) experience of working in a similar geographical region, (vi) Description of similar assignments, (vi) availability of appropriate skills among staff, and availability of essential technology etc.). For each previous project performed, the consultant shall provide the name and contact address of the client (office & e-mail address, and telephone number), date(s) of execution, name(s) of lead and associate firms, contract amount and financing sources.

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers [July 2014] (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

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 Consultant’s Qualification Selection method (CQS) set out in the Consultant Guidelines.

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours (10.00am to 4.00pm).

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) on or before 25th November, 2015

Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project

Attn: Federal Project Coordinator

Federal Ministry of Environment,

No. 170, Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse II,

Abuja, Nigeria.