Ministry of Construction, Request for expressions of Interest, Flooding and Landslide Emergency Recovery Project (FLERP), Submission Date: 9 July 2018.

IDA Credit 5889 – MM
Assignment Reference Number: C1-C2-MOC- CS- 01
Assignment Title: Rural Roads and Highways Design and Supervision (Consulting) Firm

Lot Project Office Project Site Contracting Agencies
Lot 1 DOH project office Nay Pyi Taw Rakhine and Chin States Department of Highways
Lot 2 DRRD project office Nay Pyi Taw Ayeyarwaddy, Bago, Magway, Sagaing and Yangon Regions Department of Rural Road Development

The Republic of the Union of Myanmar has received financing from the World Bank towards the cost of the Flooding and Landslide Emergency Recovery Project (ELERP). The department of Highways (DOH) and the Department of Rural Road Rehabilitation (DRRD) of the Ministry of Construction (MOC) who implement the FLERP intend to apply part of proceeds for the hiring of a specialized consulting firm in the broad area of Design and Supervision of Civil Road Works.

The FLERP’s stage 1 has started with a number of road works in both the Rakhine State and the Ayeyarwaddy Region which will be completed before the end of 2018. For the FLERP’s stage 2, the DOH and the DRRD now jointly invite expressions of interest (EOI) from qualified and experienced consulting firms (the Consultants) for an assignment of which the core objective is to assist both DOH and DRRD with the planning, design and implementation of the works identified for stage 2 which is expected to start late 2018, early 2019.

More specifically:

1. This Consultancy will support the DOH project office in Nay Pyi Taw and the local governments in Chin and Rakhine States through the following tasks: (i) technical surveys and investigations: (ii) preliminary and detailed with cost estimations; (iii) preparation of safeguards documentation; (iv) tender documents preparation as per relevant WB standards; (v) construction supervision, monitoring and verification/quality control, (vi) reporting; (vii) knowledge transfer and capacity building.

2. This Consultancy will support the DRRD project office at Nay Pyi Taw and the DRRD field offices in Ayeyarwaddy, Bago, Magway, Sagaing and Yangon Regions through the following key tasks: (i)technical surveys and investigations; (ii) preliminary and detailed engineering designs with cost estimations; (iii) preparation of safeguards documentation; (iv) tender documents preparation; (v)construction supervision, monitoring and verification/quality control, (vi) reporting; and (vii) knowledge transfer and capacity building.

The assignment is divided into two lots: Lot 1 for DOH and Lot 2 for DRRD. Two separate contracts will be awarded. Expression of Interest shall clearly indicate which lot if applied for. Consultants may apply for both lots.

Interested consulting firms must provide specific information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. Short-Listing criteria are (1)at least 10 years of experience in the field of road construction and road rehabilitation covering rural roads as well as highways and covering engineering and works supervision; (2)Having delivered in the last 5 years at least 3 similar projects of similar size, scope and nature; (3) Substantial experience in the development of road construction document, bidding documents and plans; (4) Substantial experience in the supervision of large and complex road construction works including supervision of the physical realization of the works and contractual financial management processes; (5) Substantial experience in the development and the operation of effective QA programs and compliance records; (6) Substantial experience in terms of development and delivery of capacity building and knowledge transfer programs; (7) The ability to interact with a multiple stakeholders, ranging from government partners to contractors and the civil society. Interested Consultants are requested to provide specific information and past project references in order to demonstrate they meet each of the short-listing criteria. There is no need, at this stage of the selection process, to provide with individual key expert CV’s as they will not be taken into consideration earlier than the technical proposal evaluation phase.

Expressions of Interest must be submitted in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by e-mail) by Monday 9 July 2018. A Consulting firm will be selected in accordance with the QCBS method set out in the World Bank Guidelines for Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits and Grants, January 2011 and revised July 2014. Interested consultants should pay attention to paragraph 1.9 of these 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 agreement to enhance their qualifications. In the case of a joint-venture, all the members there of will be evaluated jointly for the purpose of short-listing. Unclear expressions of interest worded as “in association with …” and/or “in affiliation with ..” without indicating the status of the partnership and the designation of the lead partner may not be considered for short-listing.

Further information and a copy of the detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) may be obtained at the address below during office hours from 09:00 to 16:00, Monday through Friday, except public holidays, or by simple e-mail request to:

U Khin Zaw,FLERP Project Director
The Department of Highways, Ministry of Construction
Office No.11, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.

Email address: flerp.moc@gmail.com, dkhinzaw@gmail.com, easterlily.eieimyo@gmail.com, azam.mustafa@gmail.com
Office Phone: +95(67)407583, 407658

Source: Ministry of Construction

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