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FEDERAL MINISTRY OF POWER, WORKS & HOUSING
ROAD SECTOR DEVELOPMENT TEAM (RSDT)

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
Proposed Nigeria Green Belts Transport Connectivity and Trade Competitiveness Project

CONSULTING SERVICES FOR FEASIBILITY STUDY; FOR URBAN TRANSIT CORRIDORS, POTENTIAL TOLL EXPRESSWAYS AND ERUMU LOGISTICS PARK

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

The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) has applied for a Credit from the World Bank and intends to apply part of its proceeds towards consultancy services for the proposed Nigeria Green Belts Transport Connectivity and Trade Competitiveness Project. The consideration is to conduct feasibility study of selected critical roads.

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.

This has therefore created the need for the engagement of a consultant to carry out feasibility study based on a preliminary engineering design.

Overall preliminary scope of the services: The consultancy services include carrying out a Feasibility Study, with the major tasks including:
1) To access alternative technical solutions for the BRT corridor, including alternatives for crossing the expressway;
2) Considering alternative options for the expressway, including controlled access or provision of controlled express lanes;
3) Carrying out a preliminary design based on preliminary survey (with the option of the use of hand held GPS and aerial photography/satellite image of high resolution if available) and estimating the construction /rehabilitation /upgrading costs; and
4) Carrying out economic analysis with all the above design and cost parameters taken into account.

The assignment will therefore involve assessing the agricultural and manufacturing potential within the influence area of the road corridor, traffic and road condition data collection, preliminary survey of the roads using hand held GPS and aerial photography/satellite image of high resolution if available, Preliminary Engineering Design with cost estimates and economic analysis.

The feasibility studies will be carried out in three lots:
LOT 1
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)

LOT 2
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)

LOT 3
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)

Please note that the accurate length of the proposed roads will be determined by the feasibility studies. The total duration of the services is about 16 weeks from the commencement date.

The Road Sector Development Team (RSDT) now invites eligible consulting firms to submit their expression of interest and relevant documents. Interested consultants must submit a Letter of Submission and provide information (consultancy firm details, brochures, description of similar assignments in the past ten years, experience in similar conditions, projects completed with the details of type of roads, road length, location of the road, estimated construction cost of the project, professional staff provided and services rendered, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.), and other information that would indicate that they are qualified to perform the services. Consulting firms may associate with other firms to enhance their qualifications.

The short-listing criteria:
1. Proven /demonstrated evidence of previous relevant experiences in similar assignments related to conducting feasibility study of high capacity highways/expressways and urban transit corridor.
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;

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.

Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours 08:00 a.m. to 17:00 p.m. or by email to [email protected]

The details for submission of the Expression of Interest are 1400 hours (local time) on or before November 13, 2017 to the address below:

The Unit Manager,
Road Sector Development Team,
6 Niagara Close, off Eric Crescent, off Nile Street,
Maitama, Abuja, Nigeria.
Tel: +234 812 6375450
Email: [email protected]

SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN

 

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