Expression of Interest (EOI) at the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)

Posted by Future on Wed 13th Oct, 2021 -

The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) invites eligible and interested consultants and consulting firms to tender EOI documents for the following works:

The Islamic Development Bank is a multilateral development finance institution that is focused on Islamic finance located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. There are 57 shareholding member states with the largest single shareholder being Saudi Arabia.

Applications are invited for:

Title: Request for Expression of Interest (REOI) for Consultant Services / Selection of Firms

The NMGP Project has received financing from the Islamic Development Bank towards the funding of the Nigeria - Morocco Gas Pipeline (NMGP) Project’s ESIA & LARPF and intends to apply part of the proceeds for the engagement of consulting firms.

The proposed pipeline starts at a compressor station at Brass Island in Nigeria from where it will go offshore to Morocco. The pipeline will then run onshore to northern Morocco, ultimately connecting to the Maghreb-Europe Pipeline (MEP). The onshore section will be buried, and compressor stations (CS) will be constructed along the route. For the offshore section, it is envisaged that the pipeline will be constructed in shallow waters on the continental shelf with a requirement for intermittent onshore CS along the route. The proposed pipeline is anticipated to operate at a maximum flow-rate of 30 BSCM/year.

This package of work only relates to the offshore Nigeria to Morocco section of the pipeline (including landfaIls and CSs). The services will include:
  • The completion of an ESIA and LARPF for the Nigeria to Morocco section of the NMGF including the completion of marine environmental, nearshore, intertidal and onshore environmental and social baseline surveys. 
  • The expected duration of the ESIA and LARPF is between 12 and 14 months, with an expected start date of first quarter of 2022. 
  • The ESIA and LARPF should be completed inline with the host Countries’ Legal and Regulatory Frameworks, International Finance Corporation Performance Standards on Environmental and Social Sustainability, 2012 (IFC PS 2012), the World Bank Environmental and Social Framework, 2017 (including the associated environmental and social standards), relevant World Bank Group (WBG) Guidelines (general and specific) and lsDB requirements.
  • The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment will be made available to all Consultants expressing interest as Annexure A to this invitation. Annexure B attached for this assignment relates to a summary of the Qualification of the Environmental Assessment Specialist and should be completed and submitted together with the main EOl.
  • The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to Paragraphs, 1.23 and 1.24 of the Guidelines for Procurement of Consultant Services under Islamic Development Bank Project Financing (the “Procurement Guidelines”), setting forth lsDB’s policy on conflict of interest.
The shortlisting Criteria
  • Experience in conducting ESIAs for offshore pipelines globally and developing LARPFs in West Africa; 
  • Experience in the Oil and Gas Pipeline Sector; 
  • Detailed knowledge of the Environmental and Social Legal Framework of the host Countries along the pipeline route; 
  • Relevant capacity to conduct the ESIA and LARPF scope of works.
  • Experience in specifying and supervising offshore marine surveys and undertaking onshore surveys in support of ESIA and LARPF; 
  • knowledge in carrying out cumulative impact assessments and climate change assessments; 
  • IS09000 series and ISO1 4000 series certifications.
The Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines (ONHYM) and Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) invite eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate interest in providing the services. Interested Consultants must provide specific information which demonstrates that they are fully qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc).

Please Note
  • Consultants may associate with other firms to enhance their qualifications but, should indicate clearly whether the association is in the form of a Joint Venture and/or a Sub-consultancy. In the case of a Joint Venture, all the Partners in the Joint Venture shall be jointly and severally liable for the entire Contract, if selected.
  • A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS) method set out in the Procurement Guidelines.
Application Closing Date
29th October, 2021.

Collection of Documents
Interested Consultants may obtain further information eg. the TOR (Annexure A), electronic version of Annexure B at the address below during office hours 09:00 to 17:00 hours (GMT+1). These documents will be made available electronically via email.

Submission of Documents
Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the:
Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines,

Attention: Directorate of Projects
5 Avenue Moulay Hassan,
B.R99, Rabat, Morocco.
Tel: +212 537 239 898
Fax: +212 537 709 411