The objective of the assignment is to support the Government of Punjab to undertake a comprehensive assessment of the pollution situation in the Ravi river basin and to develop a long-term, multi- sectoral plan to revitalize and build resilience in the basin, including recommendations for investment projects and institutional reforms. The international consulting firm will lead most of the activities to deliver the TA, including technical assessments of pollution and climate risks in the basin and their health risks; institutional assessments of the existing arrangements for environmental water management; multi- stakeholder visioning and basin planning exercises; trainings and workshops; public outreach and awareness raising; comparative cost-benefit analyses of potential investment options; pre- feasibility studies including economic, financial, and safeguard analyses; and other on-demand support as needed. The firm will act as a credible scientific assessment center and as a change management agent to facilitate the planning process, liaising regularly with government and other key stakeholders. An international team leader will lead the firm's work, will report to ADB and the TA Steering Committee, and will coordinate and cooperate closely with the other TA partners. Please see attached TOR for more information. Note that this is a two-stage proposal process. After initial submission of EOIs to this advertisement, shortlisted proposing entities will be invited to submit a full technical proposal through an RFP. Note that this is an output-based TOR and proposing entities shall determine the number and the nature of experts they will require to achieve the deliverables, in accordance with their proposed approach and methodology. ADB requires all proposing entities to propose a Team Leader for at least four person-months of inputs, to be based mostly (more than 75%) in Lahore. Please do not wait until the last minute to submit EOIs, in case of unexpected submission errors or server downtime.
Consultancy Services for River Basin Assessment and Management Planning
Asian Development Bank (ADB)