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