FEDERAL MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT, ABUJA

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ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND MANAGEMENT AND DISPOSAL OF PCBS IN NIGERIA PROJECT MANAGEMENT UNIT
FEDERAL MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT, ABUJA

Introduction
In continuation of the implementation of the GEF Funded Environmentally Sound Management and Disposable of PCBs in the Nigeria, being implemented by Federal Ministry of Environment through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the project management unit is hereby requesting for the submission of an Expression of Interest (EOI) for the following activities.

Activity 1: Development of an Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP)
The Project plans to establish PCB analytical laboratory in Sheda Science and technology Complex (SHESTCO) along Abuja-Lokoja Expressway. The laboratory is to be used for the analysis of PCBs and other Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs). In this regard, an ESMP needs to be conducted to identify and evaluate potential significant environmental effects and risks of the proposed facilities, in order not to undermine critical resources and ecological functions or well-being, lifestyle and livelihood of communities and people of the affected locations. This scope of this activity are as follows:
a. Assess the potential environmental and social impacts related to activities in paragraph 3 above and recommend adequate mitigation measures, including costs estimation.
b. Identify responsibilities and actors for the implementation of proposed mitigation measures.
c. Assess the capacity available to implement the proposed mitigation measures, and suggest recommendation in terms of training and capacity building, and estimate their costs.
d. Develop and Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP) for the work.

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Activity 2: National Inventory of PCBs and PCB Containing Equipment in Nigeria
In 2014, under the GEF/World Bank “PCB management and disposal project” PCBs inventory was conducted in 14 states and the FCT. As follow up to this, the Federal Ministry of Environment through the UNDP with GEF funding, would like to conduct similar inventory for the remaining 22 states as outlined in the detailed terms of reference, in the sector covering generation, transmission and distribution facilities. This inventory will effectively contribute to PCB management activities in Nigeria. The scope of the assignment shall be as follows:

a. Sampling, testing and analysis possible PCB containing equipment and oil stored onsite;
b. Labeling of analysed equipment and oil stored on-site;
c. Analyze all samples by GC/MS or equivalent;
d. Record data and report result of the investigation.

Activity 3: Development of a communication plan for awareness creation and sensitization on PCBs.
Increased awareness among key stakeholders and the general public is one of the main outcomes of this project and a key activity under component one. The awareness raising and Communication plan aims to promote safety practices and improve risk management and reduction of PCB contamination at working and living environment. The scope of work to be done includes:
a. To change behaviour of workers on PCB/POPs safety practice in working environment
b. To bring knowledge of general public on PCB/POPs safety practice in living environment.

How to Apply
Interested vendors are invited to submit 3 copies of their profiles and request for detailed terms of reference of activity being applied for to the address below:

The Project Coordinator, Environmentally Sound Management and Disposal of PCBs Project,
No.1b, Mao Tse-Tung Street, Off Jimmy Carter Street,
Asokoro, Abuja,
Nigeria.

All profiles should be accompanied by a cover letter on company’s official letterhead and must be duly signed. Please ensure that profiles capture all requirements for selection such as legal status, eligibility, conflict of interest and no history of non performing contracts.
Closing date of all applications: 2 weeks from the date of this publication
Federal Ministry of Environment, Abuja

SOURCE: DAILY TRUST

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