Expression of Interest in Consulting Services for Disaster Risk Management Project. Closing Date 17 August 2017

South East Asia Disaster Risk Management Project
Project ID. P160931

Assignment Title: Component 2 Preparation of Detailed Engineering Designs and Bidding Documents for Drainage Infrastructure Improvements for the 6 Downtown Townships of Yangon (Lanmadaw, Latha, Pabedan, Kyauktada, Botahtaung and Pazundaung) and Construction Management and Supervision of the Works

Reference No. C2 CS1

The Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar has applied for financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the South East Asia Disaster Risk Management Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds to finance the Works for drainage infrastructure improvements for six townships (Lanmadaw, Latha, Pabedan, Kyauktada, Botahtaung and Pazundaung) of Yangon City and the cost of Consulting Services.

The Consulting Services (“the Services”) shall consist of two Stages: Stage 1 covering Detailed Design; and Stage 2 covering Contract Management and Construction Supervision. A single proposal (technical and financial) covering both stages will be requested.Separate contracts will be awarded for each stage with award of the contract for Stage 2 being conditional on satisfactory performance on Stage 1.

Stage 1 shall include carrying out hydrological and hydraulic studies; hydrological modelling; preparation of Drainage Plans; Detailed Engineering Designs for storm water drains, storm water retention basin/s and other Sustainable Drainage System (SuDs) measures, river outfalls and outlet structures to incorporate screens, storm water pumps, standby generators, automatic tidal gates, a SCADA system and other related ancillary equipment; a cost benefit analysis of the drainage plans, preparation of an environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) in conformity with an existing Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF); detailed cost estimates; identification of a List of Priority Investments; proposals for procurement packaging and preparation of Bidding Documents for a number of priority bid packages using World Bank Procurement Guidelines and Standard Bidding Documents. Stage 2 shall cover Contract Management and Construction Supervision of the works including assisting YCDC with overall coordination and during the Defects Liability Period of the works.

The duration of services for Stages 1 and 2 are estimated at about eight (8) months and thirty six (36) months respectively not including Defects Liability Period. Defect Liability Period is expected to be 12 months.

The budget available for the priority drainage infrastructure improvement works is around US$65 million.

The Yangon City Development Committee will be implementing the Project and now invites eligible consulting firms (“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.

The short listing criteria: (1) at least 10 years working experience in storm water management including the development of urban drainage systems and plans incorporating retention basins and other Sustainable Drainage System (SuDs) methodologies to attenuate floods, and outlet structures incorporating storm water pumps and ancillary equipment, automatic tidal gates and SCADA systems in both developed and developing countries, (2) experience in the design and implementation of large scale urban storm water management systems, (3) experience in conducting hydrological studies, including hydrological modeling, topographical surveys, etc. (4) availability of experienced and qualified staff (but not individual experts’ biodata), (5) proven experience in carrying out similar assignments within the past 5 years.

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 Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers dated January 2011 and revised in July 2014. (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub consultancy to enhance their qualifications. The “association” may take the form of a joint venture or a sub consultancy. In case of a joint venture (JV), all members of the JV will be evaluated jointly for the purpose of short listing and shall be jointly and severally liable for the assignment and shall sign the contract jointly in case of award is made to that JV.

Interested consultants should clearly indicate the structure of their “association” and the duties of the partners and sub consultants in their application. Unclear expression of interests in terms of “in association with” and/or “in affiliation with” and etc. without indicating the status of the partnership and designation of the lead partner may not be considered for short listing.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours [9.30a.m to 4.30p.m, Monday to Friday].

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by Thursday, August 17, 2017 before 3:00 pm.

EDRB in Yangon City Hall
Contact Person: U Nyan Thar
Engineering Department (Roads & Bridges)
3th Floor, Yangon City Hall,
Kyauktada Township, Yangon,
Republic of the Union of Myanmar.
Tel: ++95 1 371126
Fax No. : 951-371126, 01-371126

Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

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