Proposed Nigeria Green Belts Transport Connectivity and Trade Competitiveness Project



Federal Republic of Nigeria
Nigeria Gateway States Green Belts Transport Connectivity and Trade Competitiveness Project
Transport Sector
Project ID No.: P161782
Expression of Interest (EOI)

The Federal Government of Nigeria has applied for a Credit from the World Bank and intends to apply part of its proceeds towards consultancy services for the preparation of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) & Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) for the proposed upgrading/rehabilitation projects and Erumu Logistics Park under the Green Belts Transport Connectivity and Trade Competitiveness Initiative.

The proposed Nigeria Green Belts Transport Connectivity and Trade Competitiveness Project is intended to unlock the growth potentials of Nigerian green belts endowed with abundant agricultural land, forestry, and water resources through the development of access to these resources and other logistic services. The poor conditions of the core transport corridors (economic corridors), as well as the rural and state roads are a hindrance to surplus production of agricultural produce in Nigeria and deliver to both domestic and international markets. Hence development of the critical roads traversing the Green Belts was considered paramount, in view of the importance of transport connectivity to economic diversification and fostering inclusive growth. The Road Sector Development Team (RSDT) of the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing is coordinating the Project, which is geared towards improving the road and rail accesses connecting the Green Belts to the largest domestic markets and the Nigerian sea port. The roads project considered for upgrading/rehabilitation and the Logistics Park will be under the Lots. These are as follows:

i) Sango Otta – Ojota BRT Station (Lagos) 45km urban transit corridor
ii) Funtua – Birnin Gwari road (154km)
iii) Erumu dry port/logistics park
iv) Old Oyo – Ibadan – Lagos toll expressway (197km)
v) Zaria – Funtua – Gusau – Sokoto road (279km)
vi) Ibadan ring road – toll express lanes- (110km)
vii) Abeokuta – Lagos expressway – toll express lanes- (65km)
viii) Ibadan/Erumu – Lagos high speed rail transportation services
ix) Enugu – Port Harcourt & Okigwe – Calabar expressway (300km) (Operation and maintenance)
x) Kaleyeri – Damaturu road (40km)
xi) Potiskum – Hadejia road (167.3km)
xii) Kano – Kunya – Babura – Gumel road (180km)

i) Bida – Lambata (125km)
ii) Kari – Potiskum (82.3km)
iii) Ibadan – Erumu – Iwo (35km)
iv) Owerri – Amaraku – Umuelemai – Okigwe road (64km Federal road)
v) Oshogbo – Iwo – Erumu logistics park (60km)
vi) Ibadan – Iseyin – Shaki road (156km)
vii) Badagry – Otta – Ifo road (68km)
viii) Apapa – Mile 2 – Oworonsoki – Lagos Toll Gate (27.5km dual carriageway/expressway – Federal road)
ix) Ibadan – Odo – Ona – Elewe – Bakatari – Abeokuta road (30km)
x) Maiduguri – Monguno road (138km)
xi) Akure – Owo – Ipele – Isua – Ayere road (143km)
xii) Nsukka – Adani road (56km)
xiii) Anambra State border – Akokwa – Okigwe – Abia State border (36km)

i) Ibadan – Abeokuta (Ogun border) road (146km)
ii) Ibadan – Eleyele – Eruwa – Abeokuta road junction (113km)
iii) Abeokuta – Alagbe road (84km)
iv) Alagbe – Ilara – Ilase road (100km)
v) Ilase – Sango Ota (56km)
vi) Arochukwu – Ohafia – Ebonyi State border (65km)
vii) Saki – Okerete – Benin Republic roads (60km)
viii) Sagamu-Ikorodu (31km) connecting Ogun and Lagos
ix) Papalanto-Olorunsogo – Ofada – Sagamu Interchange (42km)

Objective and Preliminary scope of the Services:
The prospective of the consultancy is to conduct an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) & prepare Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) for the Rehabilitation/Construction of the above roads and a Logistic Park in accordance with World Bank Safeguards Policies and Nigeria EIA Act and Guidelines, with a view to ensuring that implementation of the Project does not harm the natural environment and population. The Scope of the Consulting services (“the Services”) includes;

A. Conducting ESIA
i. A comprehensive assessment of the potential environmental and social impact of the upgrading/rehabilitation of the project roads.
ii. Recommendations of practical and cost-effective actions and processes to mitigate any potential negative environmental and/or social impacts that could arise during project – implementation.
iii. Identification of the capacity building needs for the Nigeria Green Belts Transport Connectivity and Trade Competitiveness Project at Federal and states levels recommendations of actions to strengthen the line Ministries to ensure sustained environmental and social compliance; and to successfully implement the provisions of the ESIA.
iv. Conducting potential Health, Safety and Labour (including labor influx) related impacts of the road upgrading/rehabilitation works and contractors executing the road works.
v. Holding extensive consultations with key stakeholders, including potential Project Affected People (PAPs). The Consultants shall prepare minutes, supported with photographs, of the consultations and attach to the reports.
vi. Preparation of a detailed Environmental and Social Assessment Plan (ESMP) for each project road covering environmental, social, health, safety and labor (including labor influx) aspects.

B. Preparation of RAPs
i. Undertake a social survey in the area where project investments will occur in all the above mentioned roads. This should include identification of existing land conflicts and/or patterns of conflict in the project area and how such conflicts are being resolved, as well as any changes in land use or livelihoods which have occurred in recent years, including any population influx, other development projects in the area. The Consultants shall undertake detailed social survey of the Sango – Lagos (Ojota BRT Station) BRT corridor and document all resettlement related activities conducted by the State Government in the past;
ii. Consult with the appropriate local and Federal authorities: Agriculture and Rural Development, Environment, Justice, Works and Transport;
iii. Consult persons to be potentially affected by the project activities (roads construction and rehabilitation) and relate future investment in the core and catchment areas;
iv. Review and incorporate relevant data on population and social characteristics in the project areas;
v. Identify the overall expected scope of impact, including number of Project-affected Persons and expected loss of assets;
vi. Holding extensive consultations with key stakeholders, including potential Project Affected People (PAPs). The Consultants shall prepare minutes, supported photographs, of the consultations and attach to the reports;
vii. Preparation of a comprehensive RAP for each road;
viii. The Consultants shall do all the above for the Erumu logistics park and prepare a standalone detailed RAP.
ix. Given the complexity of the Sango Otta – Lagos BRT corridor a comprehensive RAP, including any legacy issues shall be prepared. The RAP for Apapa – Mile 2 – Oworonsoki – Lagos Toll Gate urban expressway shall also be comprehensive as this is an urban transit corridor that may potentially impact many PAPs and properties.
The consulting services are envisaged to be provided by Consulting Firms, and it is estimated that the services would be executed over a period of three (3) months from the commencement date.

The Road Sector Development Team (RSDT) on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Power, Works & Housing (FMPW&H) now invites consultants to indicate interest in providing the services. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability in appropriate skills among staff, etc.). Consulting firms may associate with other firms to enhance their qualification.

The short-listing criteria:
1. Proven /demonstrated evidence of previous relevant experiences in similar assignments related to conducting ESIAs and preparation of RAP for high capacity highways/expressways and urban transit corridors.
2. Technical and managerial capabilities of each firm, to confirm that the firm has suitably experiences and qualified key personnel, many of whom (the core personnel) should be staff, and demonstrate quality assurance, organizational and technical capabilities;

3. Core business of each firm.

Consultants will be selected in accordance with the Consultant Qualification Selection (CQS) procedure set out in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits and Grants by World Bank Borrowers” dated January 2011 and revised July 2014.
The Expression of Interest should therefore be sufficiently detailed to demonstrate that the prospective candidate has the required experience and competence needed for the assignment. Shortlisted/nominated firms will be required to submit technical and financial proposals.

Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below from 08:00am to 17:00pm office hours.

Expression of Interest must be submitted in English to the address below on or before November 13, 2017, 17:00p.m. (Nigeria Local time).
Unit Manager
Road Sector Development Team
6 Niagara Close, off Eric Crescent, off Nile Street
Maitama, Abuja.
Tel: +234 812 637 5450
Email: [email protected]