Request for Expression of Interest for Consulting Services – Firms Selection. Closing Date 12 December 2018

The Republic Of The Union Of Myanmar, Sourth Ease Asia Disaster Risk Management Project, Project ID. P160931

Reference No. C3 CS1-2

  1. The Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar has received 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 seismic retrofitting of 20 buildings in Yangon and the cost of Consulting Services.
  2. 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 a risk assessment of the targeted buildings, detailed structural analysis and engineering designs for the retrofitting of 20 buildings (all of which are of heritage significance), preparation of an environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) in conformity with an existing Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF); detailed cost estimates; prioritization of retrofitting works; 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 Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) with overall coordination, including during the Defects Liability Period of the works.
  3. The duration of services for Stage 1 and Stage 2 are estimated at about eleven (11) months and twenty-four (24) months respectively excluding Defects Liability Period. The Defect Liability Period is expected to be 12 months.
  4. The budget available for the priority seismic retrofitting works is approximately US$18 million.
  5. The Yangon City Development Committee with the Engineering Department (Buildings) (EDB) will be implementing the Project and now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants must provide specific information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services.
  6. The short listing criteria: (1) At least 10 years of experience in the field of seismic structural analysis and design and retrofitting of existing structures; (2) At least 3 projects of similar scope and nature; (3) Substantial experience in developing construction documents, bidding documents and plans; (4) Substantial experience in the management of large construction projects, including supervision of construction activities and contractual financial management processes; (5) Prior experience in developing and monitoring effective QA programs and compliance records; (6) The ability to interact with a varied set of stakeholders, ranging from government partners to the private design community; (7) Experience developing and delivering capacity and knowledge transfer programs; (8) Proven experience in carrying out similar assignments within the past 5 years.
  7. Interested Consulting firms are requested to provide specific information and past project examples to demonstrate their ability to meet each the shortlisting criteria above. Individual CV’s of proposed ‘team members’ need not be supplied at this stage (individual team members will be evaluated at RFP stage) and will not be taken into consideration. Proven ability to undertake seismic analysis, detailed seismic design (for retrofitting) and project/construction management activities are of critical importance and must be clearly demonstrated. Examples of past project experiences (including contract reference and scope undertaken) should be provided. Failure to do so may result in Consulting Firms not being evaluated.
  8. 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.
  9. 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 [9.30 a.m to 4.30 p.m, Monday to Friday].
  10. 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 Wednesday,December 12, 2018 before 12.00 pm (midday)


Contact PersonDaw Hnin Ei Win
PositionSection Head Engineer
Engineering Department (Buildings) 4th Floor, 10 Storeyed Office Building, Corner of Sepin Street & 34th Street, Kyauktada Township, Yangon.
Postal Code11182
Telephone+951374366 and cc


Source :                Yangon City Development Committee, Engineering Department (Buildings)

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