Assignment Title: Establishment of Lesotho Bulk Water Authority
Reference No.: LLWDP/C/16
The Kingdom of Lesotho has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Lesotho Lowlands Water Development Project II and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.
The consulting services (“the Services”) include assistance to the Government of Lesotho to consolidate the institutional assessment and assess existing or propose new arrangements for management of bulk water infrastructure for raw and treated water supply, identify capacity gaps and evaluate a range of possible options (as summarized above) for the future. It envisaged that this assignment will be completed in six (6) months from the date of signing the contract which will be in the first week of June 1, 2021.
The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment can be found at the following website: www.llwdp.co.ls/tenders. or can be obtained at the address given below or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Lesotho Lowlands Water Development Project II
788/9, Fairview Avenue,
Lower Thetsane, Maseru
Kingdom of Lesotho.
The Ministry of Water 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. The shortlisting criteria are:
Proven experience in organisational development and institutional reviews in the public or national government ministries.
Experience providing technical assistance in the developing countries for at least four similar assignments in the past ten years.
Proven experience in operationalizing bulk water management and supply.
Proven experience in undertaking financial performance assessment. designing financial management systems for the water sector.
Proven experience in raw and treated water tariff setting.
Proven experience of working in the Southern African Development Community region will be an added advantage.
Key Experts will not be evaluated at the shortlisting stage.
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” July 2016 as amended from time to time, setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest In addition, please refer to the following specific information on conflict of interest related to this assignment: paragraph 3.17 of the Procurement Regulations.
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.
A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Consultant Qualification Selection (CQS) method set out in the Procurement Regulations.
Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 0900 to 1700 hours Lesotho time
Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below in person, or by e-mail in a in a readable format (WORD or PDF) by February 25, 2021 at 1500 hours Lesotho time.