FEDERAL MINISTRY OF WATER RESOURCES

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FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

TRANSFORMING IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT IN NIGERIA

(TRIMING) PROJECT

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Project ID No: P123112

Credit No: CR 5506-NG

Assignment Title: For the Preparation of a Resettlement Action Plan for Flood Protection and Dyke Extension Works at Middle Rima Valley Irrigation Scheme

Reference No: FMWR/TRIMING/CQS/2019/05

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (REOI)

The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) is currently implementing the Transforming Irrigation Management in Nigeria (TRIMING) Project with a credit received from the International Development Association (IDA) and it intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. 

The TRIMING Project Development Objective is to improve access to irrigation and drainage services and to strengthen institutional arrangements for integrated water resources management and agricultural service delivery in selected large-scale public schemes in Northern Nigeria.

The principal proposed investment components are the following: Water Resources Management and Dam Operations Improvement; Irrigation Development and Management; Enhancing Agricultural Productivity and Support to Value Chains Development; and Institutional Development and Project Management. The Implementing Agency for the Borrower (Government of Nigeria) is the Federal Ministry of Water Resources (FMWR). The FMWR has appointed a Project Management Unit (PMU) to manage all aspects of procurement, management, payments and disbursement applications for the Project. 

The scope of the services would include, but not limited to:

The service provider shall carry-out the following tasks:

  1. Conduct a census of people, land and/or goods to be affected
  2. Carry-out enumeration and registration of all persons adversely affected by the project, including pastoralists
  3. Conduct socio-economic studies
  4. Analyze the legal and institutional framework governing RAP implementation in Nigeria
  5. Provide detailed (itemized) cost estimates for all RAP implementation activities, including allowances for inflation, population growth, and other contingencies; timetable for expenditures; sources of funds; and arrangements for timely flow of funds; capacity building and training
  6. Ensure adequate stakeholder consultation with active participation of benefiting/host communities
  7. Develop the methodology to be used for valuation of asset and compensation for losses
  8. Prepare an implementation schedule covering all RAP activities from preparation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  9. Review all relevant existing literatures
  10. Advise on the implementation responsibilities of various agencies, offices, and local representatives
  11. Strict adherence to the reporting structure and deliverables for this assignment. 

Prospective consulting form should have proven capacity to: review technical design for construction/rehabilitation works and demonstrate relevant experience in carrying out Resettlement Action Plan (RAP).

The Federal Ministry of Water Resources through its Project Management Unit (PMU) of the Transforming Irrigation Management in Nigeria Project now invites eligible consulting forms (“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.

Interested consulting firms should submit their company profile detailing relevant experience carried out in the last ten (10) years with verifiable evidence, related letters of award, and completion certificates as well as other supporting documents.

The shortlisting criteria are:

  1. Proven evidence of general experience in social-economic studies or social assessment;
  2. Proven experience in carrying out Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) including completion of at least three reports with evidence of clearance by the recipient;
  3. Evidence of specific experience in Resettlement Action Plan in irrigation, water resources management of similar sector;
  4. Proven experience in preparing Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) for externally funded projects by development partners such as the World Bank, AfDB, USAID, DFID, etc.);
  5. Proven experience in Nigeria or a developing country under similar conditions. 

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 Credit and Grants) by World Bank Borrowers, January 2011 edition (Consultant Guidelines) setting forth the World Bank Policy on conflict of interest.

Interested consultants may obtain further information from the address below during office hours 08:00 and 17:00 (Local Time Monday to Friday) and/or send an email to the National Project Coordinator as address “[email protected]”.

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 CQS method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. 

A hard copy or electronic copy by email of the Expression of Interest must be delivered to the address below in person or by courier not later than 14:00 hours local time on 24thApril, 2019. 

ATTN: NATIONAL PROJECT COORDINATOR,

TRANSFORMING IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT IN NIGERIA (TRIMING) PROJECT,

FEDERAL MINISTRY OF WATER RESOURCES,

PLOT 1402, ABBA KYARI STREET, OFF ADESOJI ADEREMI STREET

APO-ABUJA, NIGERIA 

TEL: +2348038391469, +2348052048706

EMAIL:[email protected]

Signed:

National Project Coordinator 

SOURCE: DAILY TRUST

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