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Soapberry WWTP. EOI 2

Soapberry WWTP. EOI 2

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10/10/12 WBG eConsultant21/3https://wbgeconsult2.worldbank.org/wbgec/printform.html
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This Request for Expression of Interest is for a Firm Selection. Please log in as a valid Firm User if you wishto express interest in this selection.
Assignment Title
Publication Date
Expression of InterestDeadline
15-Oct-2012 at 11:59:59 PM (EST)
Language of Notice
Selection Information
Assignment Country
JM - Jamaica
Funding Sources
The World Bank intends to finance the assignment/services under TrustFunds:BB - BANK BUDGETTF022293 - PPIAF: COUNTRY SPECIFIC ACTIVITIES
The consultant will be a firm.
Selection Notice
Request for Expression of Interest for  A Technical and Environmental ConsultantSoapberry Waste-Water Treatment PlantPre-feasibility and Environmental Baseline StudyIntroductionInternational Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is working through the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ), which is a government corporation, to support the National Water Commission (NWC), a statutory body whichprovides potable water and sewerage services to Jamaica, in its goal of expanding the Soapberry Waste Water TreatmentPlant (the Plant) through a Public Private Partnership (PPP).During the preliminary due diligence, IFC identified two technical issues which may impact the ability to expand the Plantthrough a PPP:(1) The current treatment process cannot effectively remove nitrogen to comply with the effluent quality standard and potentialsolutions to nitrogen removal require significant capital investment, which will have to be assessed to see if it is recoverableon commercial basis;(2) Effluents recipient body of water (Hunts Bay) is showing signs of pollution and may be too sensitive to future effluentdischarge. Uncertainties surrounding the environmental impact on Hunts Bay may be perceived as risky by potential investors,therefore need to be clarified.To assess the risks associated with the issues described above and to determine whether they could be structured under aPPP arrangement, two studies are needed.i. The pre-feasibility study (the Study) which will help identify cost-effective affordable technological options to reduce thelevel of nitrogen in the effluent of the Soapberry Wastewater Treatment plant to the level required by local standard. The Studywill focus on the technical and economic viability of the available technological options for nitrogen removal and will determinethe most viable option in the context of the Soapberry plant and based on the results of the Environmental Baseline Study,described in the paragraph below.ii. The Environmental Baseline Study (the EBS) of the current Soapberry Plant will be used as input to model the expanded
Assignment Description
Selection and contracting will normally be made from responses to this request for expression of interest. The consultant will be
Plants future environmental and social impacts on the Rio Cobre and Hunts Bay, and select the best available technologicalsolution for cost-effective nitrogen reduction.IFC intends to draw upon the services of a Technical Consultant with extensive international experience to support IFC andNWC with the Pre-feasibility and the Environmental Baseline studies.Request for Expression of Interest (REOI)IFC now invites eligible consultants to indicate their interest in providing their services by submitting a response to this Requestfor Expressions of Interest (REOI). Firms that have been determined to be qualified through the evaluated results of this firststage may be invited to submit proposals for the Request for Proposals (RFP) that will be issued at a later date.Scope of The AssignmentThe duration of the assignment is expected to be about 8 months from the initial mobilization, covering the following main tasks:- perform a comprehensive assessment of the current wastewater treatment Plant efficiency and influent/effluent quality;- undertake an assessment of concentrations levels in the receiving water bodies (Rio Cobre/Hunts Bay/Kingston Harbour),following effluent standards set by NEPA , IFC EHS guidelines for Water and Sanitation and General EHS guidelines . Duringsuch assessment the Consultant will particularly focus their attention on nitrogen concentration in the influent/effluent and onpotential Plants environmental and social impacts on the Rio Cobre and Hunts Bay following requirements of IFC PerformanceStandards.- pre-assess the feasibility of the Plants expansion and the viability of technological solutions needed for the nitrogen removalto the required standards and will assess the environmental impact of the expanded Plant (that will obviously include theexisting plant) and the new technological options proposed for nitrogen removal.The specific tasks and outputs required from the Consultant will be described in detail in the RFP, however, it should be notedthat the key deliverables will be the Pre-feasibility and the Environmental Baseline studies as described above.Requirements for the AssignmentThe consulting firm or the Consultant must have experience in preparation of pre-feasibility and EBS studies of largewastewater and environmental projects.Consulting firms are strongly encouraged to associate with local technical firms for the implementation of some of the taskshighlighted above.Responses to this REOI shall not exceed 10 pages. If the submitted response exceeds 10 pages, IFC reserves the right to readonly the first 10 pages. In addition, each firm will be requested to provide a short description of their company - less 5 pages. A link to the companys website would suffice.By responding to this REOI, you are confirming compliance with the World Bank Group Procurement Policy.IFC reserves the right to limit the number of qualified firms shortlisted for efficiency. IFC reserves the right to verify anyinformation provided, or to request additional information after REOI packages are received. IFC reserves the right to proceed,or to not proceed, with issuing an RFP. IFC reserves the right to modify the scope of work for the RFP as necessary to meetProject requirements. All data and information received from IFC for the purpose of this assignment are to be treated confidentially and are only to beused in connection with the execution of these Terms of Reference. The contents of written materials obtained and used inthis assignment may not be disclosed to any third parties without the expressed advance written notice of IFC.
Interested consultants should provide information showing that they are technically qualified in the field of theassignment including waste water engineering assessment, design, costing (OPEX/CAPEX) and its impact ontariffs and social & environmental assessment (execution of Environmental Baseline Studies in particular).*
Consultants should demonstrate relevant experience for the assignment including experience of waste water treatment plant schemes preferably working in the Caribbean, in Jamaica in particular.*
Interested consultants should provide information of the qualifications of likely key staff. At a minimum thisshould include a range of staff with skills and experience in waste water supply assessment and design, PPPtransactions in small-scale rural water schemes and preferably working in the Caribbean, Jamaica in particular.*
Interested Firms will provide information on the qualifications of key staff.*
* - Mandatory 
Qualification Criteria

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