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FEDERAL MINISTRY OF WATER RESOURCES-

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR THE PREPARATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A RESETTLEMENT ACTION PLAN FOR JANKARAWA INTERVENTIONS AT MARADUN LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, ZAMFARA STATE

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA
FEDERAL MINISTRY OF WATER RESOURCES
TRANSFORMING IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT IN NIGERIA PROJECT
PROJECT ID NO: P123112
CREDIT NO: CR 5506-NG
ASSIGNMENT TITLE: CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR THE PREPARATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A RESETTLEMENT ACTION PLAN FOR JANKARAWA INTERVENTIONS AT MARADUN LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, ZAMFARA STATE
REFERENCE NO. FMWR/TRIMING/2021/CQS/CS/02/01
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (REOI) CONSULTING SERVICES (FIRMS SELECTION)

The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) is currently implementing the Transforming Irrigation Management in Nigeria (TRIMING) Project with a credit received from the International Development Association (IDA) and it intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.

The TRIMING Project Development Objective is to improve access to irrigation and drainage services and to strengthen institutional arrangements for integrated water resources management and agriculture service delivery in selected large-scale public schemes in Northern Nigeria.

THE OBJECTIVE OF THE ASSIGNMENT
The objective of the RAP is to describe the procedures that the project will follow and the actions that it will take to mitigate adverse effects, compensate losses, and provide development benefits to individuals and communities adversely affected by the project. The RAP must identify the full range of people affected by the project and justify their displacement after consideration of alternatives that would minimize or avoid displacement.

THE SCOPE OF THE SERVICES WOULD INCLUDE, BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
The service provider shall carry-out the following tasks:
(a) General description of the Project and affected Project areas
(b) Identification of the potential impacts
(c) Conduct a census of people, land, and/or goods to be affected
(d) Carry-out enumeration and registration of all persons adversely affected by the project, including pastoralists
(e) Conduct socio-economic studies
(f) Analyze the legal and institutional framework governing RAP implementation in Nigeria
(g) Provide detailed (itemized) cost estimates for all RAP implementation activities, including allowances for inflation, population growth, and other contingencies; timetable for expenditures; sources of funds; and arrangements for timely flow of funds; capacity building and training.
(h) Ensure adequate stakeholder consultation with active participation of benefiting/host communities
(i) Develop the methodology to be used for Valuation of assets and compensation for losses
(j) Prepare an implementation schedule covering all RAP activities from preparation, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation
(k) Advise on the implementation responsibilities of various agencies, offices, and local representatives

Prospective consulting firm should have proven capacity to: review technical design for construction/ rehabilitation works and demonstrate relevant experience in carrying out Resettlement Action Plan (RAP).

This assignment will be divided into two (2) phases i.e., RAP preparation and implementation. The RAP preparation phase is expected to last 8 weeks (2 months) commencing immediately after contract signing, while the implementation phase will be “time-based” and will last for eighteen (18) months.

The detailed Terms of Reference (ToR) for the assignment can be found at the following website: www.triming.org

The Federal Ministry of Water Resources through its Project Management Unit (PMU) of the Transforming Irrigation Management in Nigeria Project now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services.

Interested consulting firms should submit their company profile detailing relevant experience of RAP preparation carried out in the last ten (10) years with verifiable evidence, related letters of award, and completion certificates as well as other supporting documents.

THE SHORT-LISTING CRITERIA ARE:
• Proven Evidence of general experience in Resettlement Action Plan including completion of at least three reports;
• Specific experience in Resettlement Action Plan in irrigation, water resource management or similar fields;
• Experience in preparing Resettlement Action Plan for externally funded projects by development partners such as the World Bank, AfDB, USAID, DFID, etc,);
• Experience in Nigeria or a developing country under similar conditions,
• Experience in carrying out detailed socio-economic studies

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 Credit and Grants) by World Bank borrowers, January 2011 and revised in July 2014 (Consultants Guidelines) setting forth the World Bank Policy on Conflict of Interest.

Interested consultants may obtain further information from the address below during office hours 08:00 and 17:00 (Local time Monday to Friday) and/or send an email to the National Project Coordinator at address: info@triming.org

Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications.
A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the CQS method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.

A hard copy or electronic copy by email of the Expression of Interest must be delivered to the address below in person or by courier not later than 14:00 hours local time on 31 August, 2021.

ATTN: National Project Coordinator,
Transforming Irrigation Management in Nigeria (Triming) Project
Federal Ministry of Water Resources,
Plot 1402, Abba Kyari Street, Off Adesoji Aderemi Street
Apo- Abuja, Nigeria
Telephone: +2348038391469, +2348052048706
Email: info@triming.org

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