Project Implementation Technical Assistant
This Request for Expression of Interest follows the General Procurement Notice (GPN) for the above project which appeared on the African Development Bank Group’s Internet Website: http://www.afdb.org dated 21st June 2018. The Guma Valley Water Company (GVWC) of Sierra Leone has received financing from the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group -African Water Facility and Netherlands Enterprise AgencyDevelope2Build (D2D) Program for financing the Freetown Water Supply and Sanitation Master Plan and Investment Studies project. GVWC intends to apply a portion of the AfDB financing to eligible payments under the contract for Technical Assistance (TA) to support GVWC and partner agencies to implement the Freetown Water Supply and Sanitation Master Plan and Investment Studies project. The services, among other responsibilities include providing project implementation support with focus on ensuring effective and efficient performance of consultants and related services providers. Therefore key areas of technical assistance support include overall project planning and management, in addition to recruitment and supervision of engineering and related specialist services as the core responsibilities. The assignment is to be performed in Freetown, Sierra Leone , and will require intermittent input of at least 12 person-months over a 22 months period on the basis of an agreed schedule.
GVWC now invites eligible individual consultants to indicate their interest in providing this service. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (detailed curriculum vita including bio-data, copies of academic and professional qualification certificates and contact details).
Eligibility criteria, establishment of the short-list and the selection procedure shall be in accordance with the African Development Bank’s “Rules and Procedures for the use of Consultants” May 2008 Edition, revised on July 2012, which is available on the Bank’s website at http://www.afdb.org. Key qualification requirements include
(i) Masters degree in Water Supply and Waste Engineering or equivalent qualification in addition to professional engineering qualification;
(ii) At least 17 years of continuous working experience in the water sector with good track record in the urban water subsector in Africa;
(iii) Project Design and Management Experience;
(iii) Engineering design experience.
Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours: 08:00 – 16:30 hrs, Sierra Leone time. Expressions of interest must be delivered by email or hand copy to the address below not later than 23rd October 2018 at 15:00 hrs and labelled "Project Implementation Technical Assistant”. Attn: Procurement Officer, Guma Valley Water Company 7 th Floor, 12/14 Lamina Sankoh Street Freetown, SIERRA LEONE Tel: +232-78-430-430/+232 88 275 970 Email: , with copy to