EIB - Technical assistance for programme management and institutional strengthening

Country: Uganda
Language: EN
Number: 2279648
Publication date: 31-05-2017
Source: TED
Tags: Accounting services fire and burglar alarms

Description

1.

The National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) is undertaking the implementation of the Kampala Water-Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation Project (KW-LVWATSAN) with financial support from Agence Française de Développement (AFD), German Government via KfW Entwicklungsbank, European Union Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund (EU-ITF), European Investment Bank (EIB), and the Government of Uganda (GoU). The NWSC intends to use part of the funds thereof for payments under the following intervention: ACCOMPANYING MEASURES CONSULTANCY

Package 6d of the Project, the subject of the current procurement, shall address identified gaps in the NWSC business. This sub package involves providing institutional support to NWSC through accompanying measures to the main KW-LVWATSAN project in the following five areas: Asset Management, Non-revenue Water Reduction, Regionalization, Human Resources and capacity development and Information Communication Technology.

Furthermore, NWSC is in the process of securing funds to cater for additional works under a WATSAN II project, that were not covered under the scope of the first project due to constraints in the existing financing envelope. Consultants who bid for and are selected to carry out the Accompanying Measures Consultancy shall NOT be able to apply/bid for any consultancy services under the upcoming WATSAN II project.

2.

NWSC now invites eligible consulting firms (consultants) to express their interest in providing the services. In order to confirm their eligibility for AFD’s financing, consultants should submit in their expression of interest a duly signed Statement of Integrity (appended to this letter). Interested consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to execute the required scope of services:

Type of contract: Institutional Support to a Water Utility

Name of project: Kampala Water Lake Victoria WATSAN

Location: Wakiso and Mukono Districts, and Kampala City

Consultancy period: 2 fixed year and one optional year

3.

Scope of Services and Team of Experts Experience Requirements:

The required consultancy services are for Accompanying Measures for Institutional Support to a Water Utility. Consultant shall provide an advisory team comprising of:

— International Project Director: The International Director will be involved in supervising the team, available on short notice and responsible for management engagement with the NWSC,

— Team leader/ Asset Management Senior Expert: who will be stationed in Kampala, to provide an oversight role in the day-to-day activities of the team and to focal point of support for the duration of the consultancy. The Team Leader shall also offer expert advice on the management of the Corporation’s assets. He/ She will be based in Kampala full time for the two first years. For the last year the Team Leader will be based part time in Kampala.

— Non-Revenue Water (NRW) Senior Expert: shall analyse the existing NRW situation and develop and implement a NRW management plan.

— Utility Management Senior Expert: To review the current institutional structure, and suggest and provide support in implementing the necessary reforms.

— Human Resource Management Senior Expert: The HR Management Senior Expert is required to Review the HR department organizational structure, HR Management Information System and relevant applications, annual training opportunities and Oversee training.

— Information Technology Senior Expert: The IT expert shall Review of the existing NWSC IT infrastructure and advise on its capacity to sustain the business needs and growth; oversee implementation of a comprehensive Management information System (MIS) and Asset Management System in conjunction with the Asset Management Expert.

— Short-term Experts; the resident advisor shall be supported by specialists that can be mobilized upon when the need arises during the implementation of the global contract. These experts include (but are not limited to) a GIS expert, a water loss control/leak detection expert, a training expert, an Operation and Maintenance expert, and a Finance/Accounting expert.

4.

Applications for Prequalification must be submitted as four hard copies (1 Original and three Copies) as well as an electronic copy (one PDF file on a suitable data storage medium e.g. USB stick, SD card) in a sealed envelope or packaging, either delivered by hand, courier or by registered mail to:

The Manager Procurement, National Water and Sewerage Corporation, Plot No. 43, 6th Street, Industrial Area-Kampala, P. O. Box 7053, Kampala, Uganda, Telephone: +256-313-315800/802, Email: procurement@nwsc.co.ug.

not later than: 10.30am East African Standard Time (EAT) on the 28th July 2017 and be clearly marked “Expression of Interest for the “KW-LV WATSAN Accompanying Measures Consultancy Services”. Please note that for granting a free and fair competition it is not allowed to send prequalification documents by email. Prequalification documents sent by email will be excluded from evaluation. All prequalification documents are to be submitted sealed and they will be opened on the deadline of submission.

5.

Applicants will be advised, in due course, of the results of their applications. Among the submitted applications, NWSC will shortlist a maximum of 6 consultants, to whom the Request for Proposals to carry out the services shall be sent.

6.

Bidding will be governed by the AFD’s eligibility rules and procurement procedures. This request for prequalification is also available at the following addresses:

a) https://www.nwsc.co.ug/index.php/tenders

b) http://tenders.afd.dgmarket.com

c) GTAI, Germany Trade and Invest GmbH, Villemombler Str. 76, 53123 Bonn http://www.gtai.de

d) http://ted.europa.eu/


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