Consultancy For Water Utility Performance Improvement Program - Institutional Strengthening And Capacity Building

The World Bank
Coastal Region, Kenya
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
International Organization
Experience Level: 
Senior (10+ Years)


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The Government of the Republic of Kenya has received financing from the World Bank towards the cost of Water and Sanitation Development Project (WSDP),and it intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments for consulting services. The Consulting Services (“the services”) include provision of qualified Technical Assistance in Institutional Strengtheni ng and Capacity Building to fourWater Service Providers in Coastal region.

The Project comprises four components;-

  • Expansion of water supply and sanitation services in the coastal region, - Mombasa, Kwale, Kilifi and Taita Taveta Counties
  • Expansion of water supply and sanitation services in Wajir and Garissa Counties
  • National performance-based financing to finance construction of new or rehabilitation of existing water and sanitation infrastructure for the WSPs/WSBs, with a specific focus on expanding coverage and improving services.
  • Project management to finance the management activities associated with project implementation.

The Project aims hancing the operational, commercial and financial performance of participating water service providers through capital investments and measures for improvements of their management and operation. An Initial Institutional Assessment was conducted and a Performance Improvement Program (PIP) Report outlined for four WSPs including Kilifi-Mariakani Water and Sewerage Company(KIMAWASCO), Kwale Water and Sewerage Company (KWAWASCO), Malindi Water and Sewerage Company (MAWASCO) and Taita-Taveta Water andSewerage Company (TAVEVO ) based on the Utility Turnaround Framework (UTF) methodology.

The goal of the PIP is to enhance the provision of reliable and hygienically safe water supply for the population of the Programme cities with cost covering and socially affordable tariffs as well as provide adequate on site and centralized fecal sludge management. This is to contribute to an efficientuse of the water resources and to environmental protection with parallel improvement of living,working and health conditions for the population.

The Objective of the PIP is the improvement of the economic and financial sustainability of the WSPs in order to contribute to sustainable water supply and sanitation services of the utilities.

The duration of the services is expected to be initially for three (3) years on time based contracts.

The Ministry of Water and Sanitation now invites eligible consulting firms “Consultants” to indicate their interest in providing Technical Assistance in Institutional Strengthening and Capacity Building to four Water Service Providers in Coastal region. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant comprehensive experience to perform the Services.

Key Experts will not be evaluated at the shortlisting stage.

The short listing -

  • Have a minimum of 10 ( ten) years of core business as aconsultant in the areas of Financial Management, Procurement, Safeguards and Civil Engineering
  • Undertaken a minimum ofthree (3) similar assignments in the last four (5) years;
  • Experience in similar conditionsin the last five (5) yearsin terms of the clientele and area of proposed services; and.
  • Demonstration of technical and managerial skills to undertake the services.

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

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 Quality Cost-Based Consultants (QCBS) meet ifod set out in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits& G nts] by World Bank Borrowers, January 2011 revised July 2014(“Consultant Guidelines”)

Interested consultants may obtain further necessary information at the address below during office hours between 0900 to 1600 hours from Monday to Friday excluding lunch hour (1300 to 1400Hrs) and public holidays.

The expressions of interest in written form must be delivered inperson, by email or mail to the address below or deposited in the tender box so as to reach by 18th June 2019.EOI may also be deposited in the Tender Box on Ground Floor, Maji House and must be clearly marked:“CONTRACT No: MOWS/WSDP/01/2018-2019 for CONSULTANCY SERVICES FORINSTITUTIONAL STRENGTHENING AND CAPACITY BUILDING FOR FOUR WATER SERVICE PROVIDERS (WSPs) IN COASTAL REGION” addressed to:

Project Coordinator

Water and Sanitation Development Project,

Ministry of Water and Sanitation,

Maji House, 5th Sanitloor – Room No. 533, Ngong Road,

P.O. Box 49720-00100,Nairobi.

Tel 4 02 2716103 Ext. 42243