Individual consultant for dam review panel (Geotechnical Expert)

The World Bank

Rwanda 🇷🇼

The Government of Rwanda has received financing from the International Development
Association (IDA) toward the cost of the Commercialization and De-risking for
Agricultural Transformation (CDAT) Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds for
consulting service: Hiring individual consultant for dam review panel (Geotechnical
The Terms of Reference (TOR) related to this assignment are attached to this request for
expressions of interest.
The Rwanda Agriculture and Animal Resources Development Board (RAB)/
Commercialization and De-risking for Agricultural Transformation (CDAT) Project now
invites eligible Individual Consultants (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in
providing the Service. Interested Consultants should provide their CVs demonstrating that
they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Service.
The shortlisting criteria are:
The Geology/ Geotechnical Expert shall have a minimum of a Master’s degree in Civil
Engineering (Geology/ Geotechnical Engineering Major) and 15 years
proven/demonstrated professional working experience in dam studies.
Specifically, the expert will:
i) enhance client’s technical review capacity on Geological/Geotechnical matters;
ii) attend a joint workshop (organized by client) with other panelists to present and
discuss the geological and geotechnical procedures, standards and methodology to
be used by consulting firms contracted for the project;
iii) review the results of geological and geotechnical investigations conducted during
feasibility studies, detailed design and construction supervision and in particular:
(1) the geological foundation conditions for the dam and appurtenant structures
with respect to safety requirements in stability and water tightness; (2) the
geological and geotechnical conditions of the reservoir rim with respect to safety
in slope stability and reservoir tightness; (3) the geo-technical design parameters;
(4) foundation treatment design including drainage and sealing by grouting or other
methods; (5) technical specifications with respect to foundation treatment; (6)
construction procedures as well as materials properties and availability; (7)
foundation treatment adoptions as well as adequacy of treatment during
construction; (8) foundation stability and tightness after completion of the project
during operation, based on results of safety inspections, and (9) seismic assessment
and design parameters. The expert will also advise on measures to amend and
improve the aspects/areas needing such amendments/improvements
The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to Section III, paragraphs, 3.14, 3.16, and
3.17 of the World Bank’s “Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers” Fourth Edition
November,2020 (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on
conflict of interest.
The evaluation shall be based on the relevant qualifications and experience of the
Consultant. Individual Consultants selected to be employed by the RAB/CDAT Project
shall be the most experienced and best qualified among the candidates,
Expressions of interest must be delivered through e-procurement system on by the time indicated in the system.





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