Request for Expressions of Interest for Selection of Consultants by Beneficiaries of Financing from the French Development Agency

Posted by Chinyere on Fri 22nd Feb, 2013 -

The Lagos State Government, through the Federal Republic of Nigeria. has received financing from the French Development Agency, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for the following services: Needs Assessment and Feasibility Study for an intervention by AFD in the urban sector in Lagos, which consists in three components:
  • Support to the Lagos State Urban Renewal Authority (LASURA) for upgrading of one or several areas within 5 among the largest and oldest slums in Lagos, which together host between 900,000 and 1.1 million inhabitants: Ajegunle, Badia, Amukoko, Makoko and Bariga;
  • Support to the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) for the construction of solid waste management facilities for the whole city and improvement of solid waste management into the 5 selected slums where the public service is impeded by lack of accessibility;
  • Support to the program management activities by the Development Partnership Department (DPD) of Lagos State, in order to assure coordination of the two components and fluent communication among the various ministries and implementing agencies.

The services include:
  • The preparation of a diagnosis and a needs assessment on the urban renewal, and solid waste management components, which will give elements of arbitration to refine the scope of the project:
  • The preparation of aprogram feasibility study, which will include:
    • For each slum within the scope of the urban renewal component, a ‘Slum Development Plan’, to be considered as an urban upgrading / redevelopment action plan that will include a portfolio of ‘intervention Packages’, that is to say single investment projects or interventions;
    • A ‘Facility Development Program’ for the solid waste management component, to be considered as an action plan that will include a portfolio of ‘Investment Packages’, that is to say single infrastructural investment projects;
    • A ‘Program Operational Manual’ which should describe for each component the processes and systems for the program implementation including legal. financial and technical aspects, roles and responsibilities of the stakeholders at the different stages of the program preparation and implementation:
    • A ‘Capacity building plan’ for the stakeholders to ensure adequate management and coordination of the program. as well as the durability of its impacts.
  • Preliminary Design Studies, program design and Tender Documents, up to the point whereby the program can be tendered and implemented.

The Lagos State Government now invites consultants to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among state etc.). Consultants may associate to enhance their qualifications.

The Lagos State Government will prepare a short list of about six candidates to be pre-selected on the basis of the expressions of interest received to whom will be sent a Request for Proposals to perform the services.

Closing Date
Expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below by Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 at 4pm

Attn: Mrs Folashade Fasehun
Development Partnership Dept.
Ministry of Economic Planning & Budget
Block 19, 1 Floor, Room 103
The Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja.