NAME OF PROJECT: TRANSPORT SECTOR IMPROVEMENT PROJECT (TSIP)

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Loan No./Credit No.: IDA-60810

Project ID No: P151026

Assignment   Title   No.  1: Monitoring  Consultancy  (MC)  Services  for  the  monitoring  of  the implementation of two (2) Output and Performance-Based Road Contracts for the Reconstruction of Tamale – Yendi-Zabuzugu – Tatale- Road (Section R 201) (165.8 km) in the Northern Region (Lot 1) and for Upgrading of Earth Roads to Gravel surfaced selected Feeder and Farm Roads (206.4km) in the Atebubu District of Brong-Ahafo Region (Lot 2) of Ghana: (372.20km)

Reference No. for Assignment No. 1: GH-GHA-83270-CS-QCBS

Assignment   Title   No.  2: Monitoring  Consultancy  (MC)  Services  for  the  Monitoring  of  the implementation of two (2) Output and Performance-Based Road Contracts (OPRC) for the Upgrading of Earth roads to Gravel surfaced selected Feeder and Farm Roads in the Wa West, Wa Municipal, Nadowli-Kaleo, Daffiama-Issah-Bussie (Lot  7)(250-300km) and  the  Upgrading of  Earth  roads  to Gravel surfaced selected Feeder and Farm Roads in the Lambussie-Karni, Nandom, Lawra and Jirapa Districts of the Upper West Region (Lot 8)(250-300km) of Ghana: (500-600.00km)

Reference No. for Assignment No. 2: EU-GH-MRH-MC-5478-CS-QCBS

This Request for Expression of Interest (REOI) follows the General Procurement Notice for this project which appeared in the UN Development Business website dated 3rd  October, 2016 with DB Reference No. WB4480-10/16.

The Government of the Republic of Ghana received financing from the World Bank and the European Union toward the cost of the Transport Sector Improvement Project (TSIP) and intends to apply part of the proceeds for the payment of these two separate consulting services.

  1. The Consulting services No. 1 (“the Services No. 1”) include services with the view to among others undertake the following:

(i)     The MC will assist the Client with the review and, after amendment where required, of the initial package of contract documents for Contracting Entities’ (CE’s). These are described in the  respective Contracts and  include, among others,  the  Quality Assurance Manual, the Quality Assurance Plan the Health and Safety Management Plan, Emergency Procedures and Contingency Plan, the Traffic Management Plan as well as the CE’s Construction Environmental and Social Management Plan.

(ii)    The MC will review the CE’s work plan and work method statements for carrying out the design, improvement, construction and rehabilitation activities and requirements in relation to the rate of progress and recommend the modification of the submitted program accordingly.

(iii)  The MC is required to review and make recommendations to the Client for acceptance on all designs (improvement, rehabilitation and construction) to be provided by the CE.

(iv)   The MC shall monitor the CE’s compliance with the performance standards set for the different parts of the contract, defined amongst others under the Management Performance Measures, the initial construction/rehabilitation and the maintenance services phases.   This will include conducting of inspections following submission of the CE’s Performance Statements to confirm compliance and, where required, determine payment reductions and/or liquidated damages.

(v)    The MC shall ensure that the Construction Environmental and Social Management Plan, Health and Safety Management Plan, Codes of Conduct, the Traffic Management Plan and the Grievance Redress Mechanisms are adhered to and enforced for full implementation.

(vi)   The MC shall perform general project management tasks like managing monthly progress meetings, review all contracting issues that may arise and recommend payment of all payment certificates generated by the CEs.

(vii)   Axle load monitoring and verifications from the CEs.

The implementation period for the assignment No. 1 is expected to be 7 years from the start of the assignment as follows:

        3 years construction and

        4 years maintenance and operations

  1. 2. The Consulting services No. 2 (“the Services No. 2”) also include services with the view to among others undertake the following:

(i)        The MC will assist the Client with the review and, after amendment where required, of the initial package of contract documents for Contracting Entities’ (CE’s). These are described in the respective Contracts and include, among others, the Quality Assurance Manual, the Quality Assurance Plan the Health and Safety Management Plan, Emergency Procedures and Contingency Plan, the Traffic Management Plan as well as the CE’s Construction Environmental and Social Management Plan.

(ii)    The MC will review the CE’s work plan and work method statements for carrying out the design, improvement, construction and rehabilitation activities and requirements in relation to the rate of progress and recommend the modification of the submitted program accordingly.

(iii)  The MC is required to review and make recommendations to the Client for acceptance on all designs (improvement, rehabilitation and construction) to be provided by the CE.

(iv)   The MC shall monitor the CE’s compliance with the performance standards set for  the different parts of the contract, defined amongst others under the Management Performance Measures, the initial construction/rehabilitation and the maintenance services phases.   This will include conducting of inspections following submission of the CE’s Performance Statements to confirm compliance and, where required, determine payment reductions and/or liquidated damages.

(v)    The MC shall ensure that the Construction Environmental and Social Management Plan, Health and Safety Management Plan, Codes of Conduct, the Traffic Management Plan and the Grievance Redress Mechanisms are adhered to and enforced for full implementation.

(vi)      The MC shall perform general project management tasks like managing monthly progress meetings, review  all  contracting issues  that  may  arise  and  recommend payment  of  all payment certificates generated by the CEs.

The implementation period for the assignment No. 2 is expected to be 5 years from the start of the assignment as follows:

o   2 years construction and

o   3 years maintenance and operations

  1. Eligibility Requirement for Assignment Nos. 1 & 2

The Ministry   of   Roads   and   Highways   (MRH)   and   the   Ghana   Highway   Authority (GHA) implementing agencies now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services separately. Interested Consulting firms should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The primary shortlisting criteria are:

(a) experience with the development and implementation of longer-term performance-based contracts that include both rehabilitation and maintenance services;

(b) experiences in Monitoring and Supervision of Road construction contracts of this nature under OPRC and Performance Based Road Contract (PBRC) is required;

(c) Firm’s  experience  managing  Public-Private  Partnership  (PPP)  and/or  Design  Built Operate Maintain and Transfer (DBOMT) and/or Design Build and Maintain (DBM) and  or  Design  Build  Operate  and  Maintain  (DBOM) projects  would  be  an  added advantage.

(d) experience in managing the implementation of Environmental and Social Management

Plans including participation in community consultations. (e) Experience of Consulting firms’ staff for the assignment

The   attention   of   interested   Consultants   are   drawn   to   paragraph   1.9   of   the   World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers January  2011 revised July 2014 (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

  1. 4. Conflict of Interest Applicable to Assignment Nos. 1 & 2

Bank policy requires that consultants provide professional, objective, and impartial advice and at all times hold the client’s interests paramount, without any consideration for future work, and that in providing advice they avoid conflicts with other assignments and their own corporate interests. Consultants shall not be hired for any assignment that would be in conflict with their prior or current obligations to other clients, or that may place them in a position of being unable to carry out the assignment in the best interest of the Borrower.

  1. Submission of Expression of Interest (REOI)

A consultant shall submit only one proposal, either individually or as a joint venture partner in another proposal. If a consultant, including a joint venture partner, submits or participates in more than one proposal, all such proposals shall be disqualified. This does not, however, preclude a consulting firm to participate as a sub-consultant, or an individual to participate as a team member, in more than one proposal when circumstances justify and if permitted by the RFP. Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications.

Interested firms must organize their Expression of Interest in the following order:

5.1       Chapter 1;

  1. i) Company Profile,
  2. ii) Legal Status (Certificate of Incorporation), iii)       Letter of intent of Association, if necessary,
  3. iv) Organizational chart, a list of Board of Directors, and beneficial ownership.

5.2        Chapter 2;

(i)        Experience of at least two (2) assignments each with a scope and nature similar to what is

stated above during the last 10 years,

(ii)       A summary of similar assignments undertaken as a lead partner,

(iii)     A summary of assignments undertaken in the project country (Ghana) and in Sub Saharan

Africa, giving the client name and the year in which, the assignment was carried out.

5.3       Chapter 3;

  1. Experience in World Bank and/or other Donor funded projects. The document must properly be paged, and a table of content provided.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality- and Cost-Based Selection method set

out in the Consultant Guidelines referred to above.

Further information can be obtained at the address below during the Hours of 8:30 to 17:00 GMT. Expressions of interest for both assignments must be delivered (Original plus five (5) hard copies and a pdf-electronic copy for each assignment separately) to the address below by 8th January, 2019 at

10:00GMT.

Expression of Interest by Engineering Consulting Firms in both assignments are not permitted.

THE CHIEF DIRECTOR MINISTRY OF ROADS AND HIGHWAYS
4TH FLOOR, ROOM 407
P.O BOX M.57, ACCRA, GHANA.
TEL: +233 (0)302 671328
FAX: +233 (0)302 688759

For any enquires contact the email address below:

gkaddison@hotmail.com

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