Development of Strategic Interventions for Improving Water a...
ARAB WATER EXPERTS NETWORK
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
Country: State of Palestine
Name of Project: External Actions of the European Union
Project ID No.: NDICI-GEO-NEAR/2023/438-163
Assignment Title: Development of Strategic Interventions for Improving Water and Wastewater Services in The Palestinian Refugee Camps
Reference No.: AWEN/2023-2
Invitation No.: AWEN/EU/2023/01 EOI
The Ministry of Finance representing the Palestine Liberation Organization awarded a grant through financial support to the Arab Water Experts Network (AWEN) to carry out a comprehensive assessment study for the water and wastewater services in the targeted Palestinian refugee camps in Palestine and hosting countries ( Jordan . Lebanon and Syria). The main objectives of this study are:
Evaluate the management efficiency and sustainability water and wastewater services,
Define development needs to enhance the level of services provided to refugees,
Develop a priority action plan for the implementation, and
Propose institutional arrangements to improve the level of water and sanitation services. AWN intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.
The consulting services (“the Services”) include:
Assessment Report on water and wastewater services and their management efficiency and sustainability at the Palestinian refugee camps including analysis of the current situation, gaps, and needs.
Collection of information and analysis
Assessment of water and wastewater service provision
strategic interventions for improving water and wastewater services and priority action plan. Description of the assignment
Develop strategic intervention
Develop a priority action plan
Institutional arrangements report to improve the level of water and sanitation services
Assessment of service provision management efficiency
Identification of main challenges and recommendations to improve service provision management efficiency
The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment can be found at the following website: www.plord.ps
The Arab Water Experts Network hereby invites Applicants to show their interest in delivering the Services described above.
This Request for Expressions of Interest is open to: Consulting firms.
The Arab Water Experts Network (AWEN) 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. The shortlisting criteria are:
General experience: A consulting firm specialized in water and wastewater having been in business for at least the past 10 years (20 points) in the region;
Specific experience: Evidence of Firm capability and relevant experience in the execution of consultancy assignment of a similar nature. The evidence shall include successful experience in the execution of at least one (2) consultancy services of a similar nature( assessment studies , strategic planning , feasibility studies ) during the last seven (5) years (70 points);
Availability of appropriate skills among staff and/or the ability to mobilize a diversified team of experts with appropriate knowledge and skills (10 points).
Key Experts will not be evaluated at the shortlisting stage. Minimum passing score for shortlisting is 75 points.
Consultants may associate with other firms to enhance their qualifications, but should indicate clearly whether the association is in the form of a joint venture and/or a sub-consultancy. In the case of a joint venture, all the partners in the joint venture shall be jointly and severally liable for the entire contract, if selected.
Expression of interest should not exceed 80 pages maximum.
Among the submitted applications, The Arab Water Experts Network (AWEN) will shortlist a maximum of six (6) Applicants, to whom the Request for Proposals to carry out the Services shall be sent.
A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Method of selection: Selection based on fixed budget (“FBS”). Type of Contract: Lump-sum Contract.
Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours from 8:00 am to 03:00 pm.
Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below in person, by mail, or by Email, on or before 01/10/2023 no later than 12:00 noon local time
The addresses are:
Address: For Information and Submission
Arab Water Experts Network (AWEN)
Ramallah, West Bank, State of Palestine
Attn: Jawad Zawhra
Email: [email protected]