Water Sector Strategic Development Plan – Dominica
9 Feb 2018
GOVERNMENT OF COMMONWEALTH OF DOMINICA
THE DOMINICA WATER AND SEWERAGE COMPANY
CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR A WATER SECTOR STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR DOMINICA
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
The Government of Commonwealth of Dominica (GOCD) has applied for financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) utilising resources provided through the United Kingdom Caribbean Infrastructure Partnership Fund and intends to apply proceeds of this financing to eligible payments under a contract for which this invitation is issued. Payments by CDB will be made only at the request of GOCD and upon approval by, and will be subject in all respects to the terms and conditions of the Financing Agreement. The Financing Agreement prohibits withdrawal from the financing account for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, or for any import of goods, if such payment or import, to the knowledge of CDB, is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations. No party other than GOCD shall derive any rights from the Financing Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Financing.
Dominica Water and Sewerage Company Limited (DOWASCO), the Executing Agency, now wishes to procure consultancy services for the preparation of a Water Sector Strategic Development Plan for Dominica. The Consultant will be required to, inter alia, become familiar with the DOWASCO legislation, policies, structure, operations and infrastructure, determine the challenges experienced with the operation and maintenance of the existing infrastructure with respect to financial viability, sustainability, efficiency, efficacy, and climate resilience, establish the suitability of the existing operations and infrastructure based on the preceding considerations, industry best practice as adapted, and environmental conditions. In consultation with key stake holders the consultant will then prepare a strategic plan for the water sector, develop a prioritised list of capital works interventions as well as detailed costing and designs for selected interventions.
The objective of the consultancy is to undertake the necessary investigations and analyses and develop more appropriate, robust and resilient water supply and wastewater infrastructure, operational and physical, for Dominica. The outcome(s) of this assignment shall contribute to the development of the Water Sector in Dominica. The duration of the assignment is not expected to exceed ten (10) calendar months.
DOWASCO now invites interested eligible consulting firms to submit Expressions of Interest for the provision of these consultancy services.
Consultants shall be eligible to participate if:
(a) in the case of a body corporate, it is legally incorporated or otherwise organised in an eligible country, has its principal place of business in an eligible country and is more than 50 per cent beneficially owned by citizen(s) and/or bona fide resident(s) of eligible country(ies) or by a body(ies) corporate meeting these requirements;
(b) in the case of unincorporated firms, the persons are citizens or bona fide residents of an eligible country; and
(c) in all cases, the consultant has no arrangement and undertakes not to make any arrangements, whereby any substantial part of the net profits or other tangible benefits of the contract will accrue or be paid to a person not a citizen or bona fide resident of an eligible country.
Eligible countries are Member Countries of CDB. The list of CDB Member Countries may be found at http://www.caribank.org/about-cdb/member-countries.
The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of CDB’s Guidelines for the Selection and Engagement of Consultants (2011), setting forth CDB’s policy on conflict of interest.
In the assessment of submissions, consideration will be given to technical competence, qualifications and experience, local and regional experience on similar assignments, financial capability and existing commitments. All information must be submitted in English. Further information may be obtained from the first address below between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm Mondays to Fridays, local time.
Three (3) hard copies of the Expression of Interest must be received at the first address below no later than 4:00 pm on March 14, 2018 and one (1) hard copy must be sent simultaneously to CDB at the second address below. The sealed envelope containing each submission should include the name and address of the applicant and shall be clearly marked “EXPRESSION OF INTEREST – CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR A WATER SECTOR STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR DOMINICA”.
A short-list of not less than three and not more than six applicants will be provided with full terms of reference and invited to submit technical and financial proposals to undertake the assignment. GOCD and DOWASCO reserves the right to accept or reject late applications or to cancel the present invitation partially or in its entirety. It will not be bound to assign any reason for not short-listing any applicant and will not defray any costs incurred by any applicant in the preparation and submission of Expressions of Interest.
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