Wasco Technical Assistance for Reduction of Non-Revenue Water

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Wasco Technical Assistance for Reduction of Non-Revenue Water

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Wasco Technical Assistance for Reduction of Non-Revenue Water



Kingdom of Lesotho
Lesotho Lowlands Water Development Project II
Credit No.: 6403 and 6402
Assignment Title: Wasco Technical Assistance for Reduction of Non-Revenue Water
Reference No.: LLWDP/C/19

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 Water and Sewerage Company (WASCO) for reduction of Non-Revenue Water (NRW).
The overall objective of the technical assistance is to work closely with the WASCO NRW team to:

  • ensure a clear understanding of the NRW situation for WASCO including a baseline water balance for the utility and the 16 centers
  • identify gaps or weaknesses in NRW quantification and management or improve accuracy of NRW monitoring.
  • develop or set realistic targets for NRW management in the short term (in the life of the LLWDP II) and in the long term (beyond the LLWDPII)
  • identify and formulate key interventions to meet the short-term targets (with funding under the project and other feasible resources) and those for the medium and long term.
  • develop a NRW reduction strategy and initial implementation plan
  • determine the optimal institutional arrangements within WASCO for NRW management

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 July 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 mrabolinyane@llwdp.co.ls

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:

The candidate should have a degree in civil or water engineering and 15 years’ experience in design, construction, and operation of urban water supply infrastructure. The candidate should demonstrate knowledge of management of non-revenue water. The candidate should have worked on and completed a minimum of two (2) similar assignments before. The candidate should be a registered member of a recognized, relevant, and acceptable engineering body. Experience working with public water utilities in Southern Africa will be a distinct advantage and will be assessed during evaluation.

The level of engagement is 6 weeks spread over a period of 6 months. The consultant is expected to be on site for one week of each of the 6 months – subject to COVID regulations in place. The consultant will provide ad-hoc support by email and phone in between visits to the country.

The contract to be entered into will be a time-based type for fees. It will also provide for reimbursables for expenses incurred by the consultant in executing the contract. The consultant’s proposal shall show separately, daily rates under consultant’s fees, and a list of priced reimbursables (expenses to be reimbursed, e.g. travel, accommodation, etc)
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.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultant (IC) 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 readable format (WORD or PDF) by March 19, 2021 at 1500 hours Lesotho time.

Procurement Office

Attn: Motlatsi Rabolinyane – Procurement Specialist
Lesotho Lowlands Water Development Project II
788/9, Fairview Avenue,
Lower Thetsane, Maseru
Kingdom of Lesotho.
Tel: (+266) 22 32 4555
E-mail: mrabolinyane@llwdp.co.ls with a copy to mdaemane@llwdp.co.ls

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Terms for Reference NRW TA

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