Type: Tender ( EOI ) Closing On: Fri, Dec 16, 2016 10:00

Ref No : MWI/SDWS/001/2016-2017 Category : Engineering & Construction , Engineering Consultancy

By : MINISTRY OF WATER AND IRRIGATION Eligibility :  

REPUBLIC OF KENYA

MINISTRY OF WATER AND IRRIGATION

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR GROUNDWATER MAPPING AND ASSESSMENT OF WAJIR COUNTY

TENDER NO: MWI/SDWS/001/2016-2017

The Government of Kenya through the Ministry of Water and Irrigation intends to carry out regional groundwater mapping for Wajir County. This will feed into the nationwide Kenya Groundwater Mapping Programme. The main objective of mapping is to identify the existence of groundwater resources underlying the county. Thus, the mapping aims to achieve the following specific objectives:

 

Identify all aquifers in the study area

Determine the characteristics, size and extent of the aquifers

Determine the quantity of groundwater water in the aquifers

Determine the quality of groundwater in the aquifers

Estimate the amount and rate of groundwater recharge, flow and storage.

Assess the potential for groundwater development with a focus on both shallow and deep aquifers

The scope of works will comprise the following covering the whole of the Wajir county with an area of 55,840 Km2: –

 

Collection of existing data and information of the defined survey area, including data and maps on rainfall, hydrogeology, geology, geomorphology, geophysics, seismicity, remote sensing imagery.

Processing, geo-referencing, creation of CIS layers, interpretation and validation all data into organised datasets

Filling any gaps identified after review of existing data and information.

Collation, analysis and integration of all datasets

Production of a report with recommended target areas for further geophysical investigations

Conduction of geophysical surveys on the targeted areas and reaffirmation of exploratory borehole sites

Supervision of drilling, logging and testing of 2 exploratory boreholes on targeted areas;

Development of groundwater simulation model(s) on recharge and abstraction on major aquifers;

Conduction of water quality testing for both geo-chemical and Isotope data and use of Radon detector to determine groundwater surface water interaction and Rn222 occurrence in groundwater (2 borehole sites)

Development of a CIS database that houses all raw and processed data, and includes an organised archived file directory and metadata

Development and production of technical reports including thematic digital maps

Training of technical staff of the national and county governments on the use of the developed groundwater database

Organization of a forum for Presentation of the final reports and maps for validation and public dissemina -tion

Publishing Final Atlas and Reports

The ministry of water and irrigation now invites eligible consulting firms to express their interest in providing the consultancy services. Interested consultants shall provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience of not less than 15 years and capacity to perform the services.

The short listing criteria for the consultants shall include

 

The firm’s direct and recent experiences in conducting regional groundwater assessments and studies;

The firm’s overall capability and competence in terms of its core business directly related to the assignment and its capacity including having adequate qualified and experienced staff, adequate tools and equipment and its financial strength.

The attention of interested consultants is drawn to the provisions of Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act 2015 and especially Part X- Procurement of Consultancy Services. International or national consultants may associate with other firms in the form of joint venture or sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications Association with Kenyan firms is encouraged.

Interested consultants may obtain further necessary information at the address below during office hours between 0900 to 1600 hours from Monday to Friday excluding lunch hour (1300 to 1400hrs) and public holidays.

The compleiedrexpression of interest documents in writing in three (3) copies must be delivered to the Tender Box on Ground Floor, Maji House or sent to the address below as to be received on or before 16THDecember, 2016 at 1000 hours. EOI documents deposited at the Tender box should be clearly marked “Tender NO: MOWI/S-DWS/001/2016-2017 CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR GROUNDWATER MAPPING AND ASSESSMENT OF WAJIR COUNTY” addressed to

 

Principal Secretary

Ministry of Water and Irrigation

State Department for Water Services

Maji House, 2nd and 4th floor-Rooms 222/444, Ngong Road,

P.O.Box 49720-00100, Nairobi

Tel:+254 02 2716103 Ext 42224/42359

Email:ps@water.go.ke

www.water.go.ke

 

HEAD SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGENT UNIT

FOR: PRINCIPAL SECRETARY

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