Type: Tender ( EOI ) Closing On: Thu, Nov 24, 2016 12:00

Ref No : AWSB/DBF/CS-01/16 Category : Professional Services , Research and Study





Country: Kenya

Project: Thika and Githunguri Water and Sanitation Improvement Project

Funding: Government of Kenya and Danida Business Finance

Assignment Title: Feasibility Studies, Conceptual Design and Preparation of Design-Build Tender Documentation for Thika and Githunguri Water and Sanitation Improvement Project

Contract No. AWSB/DBF/CS-01/16

The Government of Kenya through Athi Water Services Board (AWSB) plans to implement a new water and sanitation project to serve the urban areas of Thika and Githunguri with funding support from Danida Business Finance (DBF).

AWSB now intends to engage the services of a competent Consulting Firm to undertake feasibility studies for the development of the proposed project with the objective of preparing a cost effective, sustainable and innovative project.

The consulting services (“the Services”) involve carrying out a detailed feasibility study, preliminary design, environmental and social impact assessment, Resettlement Action Plan, and Tender Documentation of one or more design and build contract for the proposed project components.

The objective of the assignment is to undertake all the activities that are required to allow the project to be formally appraised and approved by both GoK/AWSB and DBF and to prepare all necessary tender documents for one or more design and build contract to implement the works. The assignment has been divided into 8 tasks which are described in more detail in the TOR, but can be summarized as follows:


Data Review & Preliminary Studies

Understanding of the Existing Situation and Optioneering Studies

Topographical, Geotechnical and Socio Economic Surveys

Technical feasibility and financial viability including demand, construction, subsurface, safeguards/ performance standards, economic and financial perspectives

Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA)

Resettlement Action Plan (RAP).

Preparation of Tender Documents and support to AWSB in selection of a design and Build Contractor

The consultancy services will be carried out over a period of [9] months for actual Feasibility study and an additional 9 months for support to AWSB in selection of a design and build contractor

The Athi Water Services Board 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:

Experience in at least 2 No. similar assignments i.e. feasibility studies for water and sanitation projects, packaging of design and build contracts

Experience in similar conditions i.e. conditions such as prevailing within the East African Region

Availability of appropriate skills amongst key staff i.e. Team Leader, Sanitation Engineer, Electromechanical engineer, Hydraulics Engineer & Water treatment, Economist/Financial Analyst

Experience in at least 1 No-. Danida Business Finance funded projects

Consultants may associate with other firms in the form, of a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours from 0800 to 1700 hours from Monday to Friday excluding lunch hour (1300 to 1400Hrs) and public holidays.

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by 24th November 2016 12:00 p.m. East African Time

Those submitted by package should be clearly marked “Request for Expression of Interest for Consultancy Services for The Feasibility Studies, Conceptual Design and Preparation of Design-Build Tender Documentation for Thika and Githunguri Water and Sanitation Improvement Project. Contract No. AWSB/DBF/CS-01/16”

12. The address referred to above is


Chief Executive Officer

Athi Water Services Board

Africa Re-Centre, 3rd Floor, Hospital Rd

P.O. Box 45283-00100 Nairobi, Kenya.

Tel: +254 20 2724293

Fax: +254 20 27224295

Email: info@awsboard.go.ke

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