Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project Notice to Interested Bidders P124905

Posted by Charles on Thu 27th Sep, 2012 -

The Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has received a credit in the amount US$ 500 Million equivalent from the World Bank towards the cost of the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments for goods, works related services and consulting services to be procured under this project. This project will be jointly financed by a grant from both the Global Environment Facility Trust Fund and the Special Climate Change Fund.

The core objective of this project is to reduce vulnerability to soil erosion in targeted sub-watersheds. The Project (NEWMAP) will address its objective by:
a.) investing in the public environmental goods
b.) improving institutional performance, governance and multi-sector coordination, and information access; and
c.) by establishing replicable investment models and institutional solutions that can be scaled up inside and outside the project.

The NEWMAP project is an 8-year multi-sectoral and multi-scale project. The project components are:
1.) Erosion and Watershed management Infrastructure Investments;
2.) Erosion and Watershed Management Institutions and Information Services;
3.) Climate Change Response; and
4.) Project Management.
Participating States under the guidance of the Federal Project Management Unit are expected to prepare sub-projects for implementation. The subprojects will include but are not limited to the following;

i. Procurement Consultant,
ii. Engineering Designs, Feasibility Studies, Drawing and Supervision Consultants
iii. Consultancy for Preparation of site specific Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIAs)
iv. Consultancy for Preparation of Sustainable Environmental Management Plan (SENP)
v. Consultancy for Preparation of site specific Resettlement Action Plans (RAPS)
vi. Consultancy for Community Advocacy on Watershed Management and Disaster Risk Preparedness
vii. Consultancy for Preparation and Implementation of Integrated Sub- watershed Management
viii. Consultancy for Monitoring and Evaluation

Engineering/structural and vegetative measures (International Competitive Bids) packaged to stabilize targeted gullies and erosion sites in the 11 participating States.

i. Procurement of HydroMet systems, Erosion monitoring and landslide risk early warning system
ii. Information Technology (IT) and Management Information System (MIS) equipment

Procurement of contracts financed by the World Bank will be conducted through the procedures as specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement of Goods, Works, and Non-Consulting Services under IBRD Loans, IDA Credits and Grants January 2011 and is open to all eligible bidders as defined in the guidelines. Consulting services will be selected in accordance with the World Banks Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits and Grants by World Bank Borrowers, January 2011. Some contracts may be financed out of tied trust funds that would further restrict eligibility to a particular group of member countries.

Specific procurement notices for contracts to be bid under the World Bank's international competitive bidding (ICB) procedures and for contracts for consultancy services will be announced, as they become available, in UN Development Business and dgMarket and local newspapers.

Interested eligible bidders who wish to be included on the mailing list to receive invitations to pre-qualify/bid under ICB procedures, and interested consultants who wish to receive a copy of advertisement requesting expressions of interest for consultancy contracts, or those requiring additional information, should contact the address below:

The Permanent Secretary
Federal Ministry of Environment,
Mabuchi, Abuja