RFP to Develop and Implement a low-cost Mobile Fecal Sludge Management Treatment unit in Muzaffarpur district, Bihar via DevNetJobsIndia

Water for People

Muzaffarpur, Bihar, India 🇮🇳

Terms of Reference – To develop and implement a low-cost mobile fecal sludge management treatment unit in Muzaffarpur district, Bihar

A)              Background

Water For People India is committed to improved access to sustainable drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) behaviours and services, consistent with its global approach: Everyone Forever (EF). Covering 20 districts of West Bengal, Bihar, Maharashtra and Odisha (thematic initiative), our programs have reached out to over a million children and adults.

Our sanitation strategy aims to:

  • Develop sanitation services that last and deliver affordable, aspirational toilets and/or quick hygienic emptying services
  • Achieve full, permanent, easily accessible, sanitation services at scale, across cities and entire rural blocks and districts, by tapping into the local private sector, designing and executing on targeted marketing campaigns, and working closely with other like-minded local partners. 
  • Transform the sanitation sector by modeling EF and developing movement both nationally and globally, based on rigorous evidence of impact.

Water For People creates an organized WASH market by connecting last-mile entrepreneurs with manufacturers and service providers. Solutions are tailored for Base of Pyramid (BoP) customers through design research and negotiating directly with suppliers to deliver quality products at fair prices for households. Water For People acts as business development service provider which will leverage its network of local entrepreneurs to transparently deliver complete water, sanitation, and hygiene solutions at the doorsteps of BoP customers.

In this context , Water for People India is seeking proposals from qualified and experienced organizations to  develop and implement a low-cost mobile fecal sludge management treatment unit in Muzaffarpur district, Bihar. The aim of the project is to improve the management of fecal sludge in rural areas and to promote safe and sustainable practices for the treatment and disposal of fecal sludge.

B)              Scope of work

  • Development of a detailed design and implementation plan for a low-cost mobile fecal sludge management treatment unit, including the procurement of necessary equipment and materials.
  • Implementation of the plan, including the construction and commissioning of the treatment unit, and the training of local staff.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of the performance of the treatment unit, including regular assessments of the equipment and materials.

C)              Deliverables

  • Detailed design and implementation plan for the low-cost mobile fecal sludge management treatment unit, including the procurement of equipment and materials.
  • Test the treatment system in a site in Muzaffarpur or in any other place in consultation with Water For People
  • Implementation report, including details of the construction and commissioning of the treatment unit, and the training of local staff.
  • Regular progress reports on the performance of the treatment unit.

D)              Timeline

Submission of proposal within 17th February 2023

The work must be completed by 31st May 2023

Essential Criteria

  • Relevant experience and qualifications of the organization and its staff.
  • Quality and feasibility of the proposed design and implementation plan.
  • The organization’s experience in developing and implementing low-cost mobile fecal sludge management treatment units.
  • The organization’s capacity to deliver the project within the specified timeline and budget

E)               Request for Proposal

The organization  is requested to submit a technical and financial proposal – with a detailed break-up of costs and terms of payment latest by 17th February 2023 to indiacareers@waterforpeople.org and/or sgupta@waterforpeople.org referencing “to develop and implement a low-cost mobile fecal sludge management treatment unit in Muzaffarpur district, Bihar “ in the subject line.


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IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development