Feasibility study including detailed technical designs and detailed Environmental and Social Impact Assessment for Manyuchi, Muzhwi, Lilstock and Osborne Irrigation Schemes
INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT BANK OF ZIMBABWE REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR PROVISION OF CONSULTING SERVICES (Firms Selection) REF: GENERAL NOTICE 1798 OF 2019 GOVERNMENT GAZETTE Subject Feasibility study including detailed technical designs and detailed Environmental and Social Impact Assessment for Manyuchi, Muzhwi, Lilstock and Osborne Irrigation Schemes Brief Description Engagement of Consultants for Feasibility study including detailed technical designs and detailed Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for Manyuchi, Muzhwi, Lilstock and Osborne Irrigation Schemes. Proposal Reference Number GENERAL NOTICE 1798 OF 2019 GOVERNMENT GAZETTE a) The Department of Irrigation (“DoI/ the department”) in partnership with the Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe (“IDBZ/the Bank”) wants to undertake the detailed feasibility study and the detailed Environment and Social Impact Assessment (“ESIA”) for irrigation development of the following irrigation schemes to meet both the present and future irrigation demands. i. Lot 1 Manyuchi Irrigation Development in Mwenezi District ii. Lot 2 Muzhwi irrigation Development in Masvingo District iii. Lot 3 Lilstock Irrigation Development in Bindura District b) The Consultant shall analyze the technical, legal, financial, economic, environmental, and regulatory aspects of the Project. In undertaking the assignment, the Consultants shall also review all existing reports, studies and documentation regarding the above irrigation developments. The work shall include but not limited to: Hydrology, Geotechnical survey, Dam structures, Agronomy, Dry land irrigation, Socio-economic and gender analysis, Financial and Economic analysis, Climate Change, Capacity building The Department of Irrigation in partnership with IDBZ now invites eligible Zimbabwean Consulting Firms (“the Consultants”) to indicate their interest by way of an Expression of Interest (EOI) in accordance with requirements stated herein in providing the services as specified in this document. Interested Consulting Firms should provide information demonstrating that they have the required experience, competences, skills, and qualifications relevant for performance of the services whether as individual firms, joint ventures or as consortia. The Consultants shall submit Company profiles, Company registration documents, Curriculum Vitae of key personnel and professional staff, brochures, description of similar assignments, experience under similar environment or conditions. The Consulting Firm must demonstrate that they have fully established business offices. Prospective Consulting Firms may constitute joint-ventures where necessary to enhance their capacity to undertake the assignment. The minimum criteria for short-listing of the Firm shall entail: i. The Consulting Firm must be a registered entity and registered with the Procurement Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (PRAZ). ii. A minimum of three (3) reference letters from traceable organisations must be submitted. iii. Minimum of 10 years of experience for each individual consulting firm singularly or in the consortium in similar experience up to or at least five projects in the last 10 years. iv. The following documents should also be submitted: • detailed company profile; • company registration documents; • detailed curriculum vitaes of key personnel and professional staff (including educational certificates of the professional staff); • proof of registration with PRAZ; and • a summary the Firm’s experience in similar assignments, together with the names and contact details of persons connected with these assignments who will provide references. Key personnel of the consultant firm should have the following minimum qualifications and experience: i. A Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline. ii. Track record and demonstrable experience in conducting similar assignments iii. The minimum years of experience for key personnel shall be 5 years in the relevant field. Short-listed Consultants will be invited to submit detailed technical and financial proposals, as described in Part 1 of the Request for Proposals Procedures in the Standard Request for Proposals for the Selection of Consultancy Services. The Consultant submitting the successful proposal will be engaged on the contractual terms set out in that document and in the General Conditions of Contract for Consultancy Services. Two separate studies must be prepared namely (i) A full Feasibility Study for irrigation development and Detailed Designs upon acceptance of the feasibility report, and (ii) Detailed ESIA including gender analytical frameworks and mainstreaming. The detailed ESIA will include a detailed Environmental and Social Management Plan (“ESMP”) as required in terms of the Environmental Management Act (Chapter 20:27) as read with Statutory Instrument 7 of 2007 (EIA and Ecosystems Protection Regulations) and in line with international best practicesCopies of the Act and Regulations and the standard documentation are available on the website of the Procurement Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe; URL http://www.praz.gov.zw/index.php?lang=en Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications. Selection of Consulting Firms shall be through Quality-and-Cost Based selection (QCBS) method. This opportunity is open to all Consultants who meet the criteria for eligibility as stated in Section 28 of the Act and who have the nationality of an eligible country as defined in Clause 1.10 of the General Conditions of Contract for Consultancy Services. Bidders must accompany their expressions of interest with CR14 certificates as proof of Zimbabwean nationality and equivalent company registration documents for Foreign Firms. Consulting Firms shall be required to pay an administration fee in ZWL equivalent to USD100.00 (i.e. convertible at the interbank exchange rate) directly to the Procurement Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe’s Special Procurement Oversight Committee for certain especially sensitive or especially valuable contracts for this tender in line with Section 54 of the Act as set out in Part IV of the Fifth Schedule to the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Regulations (SI 5 of 2018). The Minstry will reject an expression of interest if it determines that the consultant firm has, directly or through an agent, engaged in corrupt, fraudulent, collusive, coercive or obstructive practices in competing for the Contract or been declared ineligible to be awarded a procurement contract under Section 99 of the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Act (PPDPA). An expression of interest shall be rejected in this procurement process if a Consulting Firm engages in anti-competitive practices including bidding in more than one expression of interest as a joint venture or consortium partner. The Standard Letter for submission of the EOI can be downloadable at the URL: http://www.praz.gov.zw/index.php?option=com_phocadownload&view=category&id=13:standard-bidding-documents-sbd&Itemid=756&lang=en (Expression of Interest (BDC).doc), and also available for collection at the Procurement Management Unit, Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement, Ngungunyana Building, No.1 Borrowdale Road, Harare A Consultant may submit only one expression of interest. The expression of interest must be submitted in a clearly marked envelope and deposited in the tender box to the address below on or before 8 November 2019 by 1000hrs local time and clearly labelled Feasibility Study and ESIA for Lot (must be provided)…….” Late expressions of interest will be rejected. Bidding documents must be addressed to: Procurement Management Unit Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement Ngungunyana Building, No.1 Borrowdale Road, Harare
INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT BANK OF ZIMBABWE REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR PROVISION OF CONSULTING SERVICES (Firms Selection) REF: GENERAL NOTICE 1798 OF 2019 GOVERNMENT GAZETTE Subject Feasibility study including detailed technical designs and detailed Environmental and Social Impact Assessment for Manyuchi, Muzhwi, Lilstock and Osborne Irrigation Schemes Brief Description Engagement of Consultants for Feasibility study including detailed technical designs and detailed Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for Manyuchi, Muzhwi, Lilstock and Osborne Irrigation Schemes. Proposal Reference Number GENERAL NOTICE 1798 OF 2019 GOVERNMENT GAZETTE a) The Department of Irrigation (“DoI/ the department”) in partnership with the Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe (“IDBZ/the Bank”) wants to undertake the detailed feasibility study and the detailed Environment and Social Impact Assessment (“ESIA”) for irrigation development of the following irrigation schemes to meet both the present and future irrigation demands. i. Lot 1 Manyuchi Irrigation Development in Mwenezi District ii. Lot 2 Muzhwi irrigation Development in Masvingo District iii. Lot 3 Lilstock Irrigation Development in Bindura District b) The Consultant shall analyze the technical, legal, financial, economic, environmental, and regulatory aspects of the Project. In undertaking the assignment, the Consultants shall also review all existing reports, studies and documentation regarding the above irrigation developments. The work shall include but not limited to: Hydrology, Geotechnical survey, Dam structures, Agronomy, Dry land irrigation, Socio-economic and gender analysis, Financial and Economic analysis, Climate Change, Capacity building The Department of Irrigation in partnership with IDBZ now invites eligible Zimbabwean Consulting Firms (“the Consultants”) to indicate their interest by way of an Expression of Interest (EOI) in accordance with requirements stated herein in providing the services as specified in this document. Interested Consulting Firms should provide information demonstrating that they have the required experience, competences, skills, and qualifications relevant for performance of the services whether as individual firms, joint ventures or as consortia. The Consultants shall submit Company profiles, Company registration documents, Curriculum Vitae of key personnel and professional staff, brochures, description of similar assignments, experience under similar environment or conditions. The Consulting Firm must demonstrate that they have fully established business offices. Prospective Consulting Firms may constitute joint-ventures where necessary to enhance their capacity to undertake the assignment. The minimum criteria for short-listing of the Firm shall entail: i. The Consulting Firm must be a registered entity and registered with the Procurement Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (PRAZ). ii. A minimum of three (3) reference letters from traceable organisations must be submitted. iii. Minimum of 10 years of experience for each individual consulting firm singularly or in the consortium in similar experience up to or at least five projects in the last 10 years. iv. The following documents should also be submitted: • detailed company profile; • company registration documents; • detailed curriculum vitaes of key personnel and professional staff (including educational certificates of the professional staff); • proof of registration with PRAZ; and • a summary the Firm’s experience in similar assignments, together with the names and contact details of persons connected with these assignments who will provide references. Key personnel of the consultant firm should have the following minimum qualifications and experience: i. A Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline. ii. Track record and demonstrable experience in conducting similar assignments iii. The minimum years of experience for key personnel shall be 5 years in the relevant field. Short-listed Consultants will be invited to submit detailed technical and financial proposals, as described in Part 1 of the Request for Proposals Procedures in the Standard Request for Proposals for the Selection of Consultancy Services. The Consultant submitting the successful proposal will be engaged on the contractual terms set out in that document and in the General Conditions of Contract for Consultancy Services. Two separate studies must be prepared namely (i) A full Feasibility Study for irrigation development and Detailed Designs upon acceptance of the feasibility report, and (ii) Detailed ESIA including gender analytical frameworks and mainstreaming. The detailed ESIA will include a detailed Environmental and Social Management Plan (“ESMP”) as required in terms of the Environmental Management Act (Chapter 20:27) as read with Statutory Instrument 7 of 2007 (EIA and Ecosystems Protection Regulations) and in line with international best practicesCopies of the Act and Regulations and the standard documentation are available on the website of the Procurement Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe; URL http://www.praz.gov.zw/index.php?lang=en Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications. Selection of Consulting Firms shall be through Quality-and-Cost Based selection (QCBS) method. This opportunity is open to all Consultants who meet the criteria for eligibility as stated in Section 28 of the Act and who have the nationality of an eligible country as defined in Clause 1.10 of the General Conditions of Contract for Consultancy Services. Bidders must accompany their expressions of interest with CR14 certificates as proof of Zimbabwean nationality and equivalent company registration documents for Foreign Firms. Consulting Firms shall be required to pay an administration fee in ZWL equivalent to USD100.00 (i.e. convertible at the interbank exchange rate) directly to the Procurement Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe’s Special Procurement Oversight Committee for certain especially sensitive or especially valuable contracts for this tender in line with Section 54 of the Act as set out in Part IV of the Fifth Schedule to the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Regulations (SI 5 of 2018). The Minstry will reject an expression of interest if it determines that the consultant firm has, directly or through an agent, engaged in corrupt, fraudulent, collusive, coercive or obstructive practices in competing for the Contract or been declared ineligible to be awarded a procurement contract under Section 99 of the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Act (PPDPA). An expression of interest shall be rejected in this procurement process if a Consulting Firm engages in anti-competitive practices including bidding in more than one expression of interest as a joint venture or consortium partner. The Standard Letter for submission of the EOI can be downloadable at the URL: http://www.praz.gov.zw/index.php?option=com_phocadownload&view=category&id=13:standard-bidding-documents-sbd&Itemid=756&lang=en (Expression of Interest (BDC).doc), and also available for collection at the Procurement Management Unit, Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement, Ngungunyana Building, No.1 Borrowdale Road, Harare A Consultant may submit only one expression of interest. The expression of interest must be submitted in a clearly marked envelope and deposited in the tender box to the address below on or before 8 November 2019 by 1000hrs local time and clearly labelled Feasibility Study and ESIA for Lot (must be provided)…….” Late expressions of interest will be rejected. Bidding documents must be addressed to: Procurement Management Unit Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement Ngungunyana Building, No.1 Borrowdale Road, Harare