REOI: Terms of reference for Consultancy Services of Preparation of Feasibility Studies, Detailed Engineering Designs and Bidding Documents for Storm water Drainage in Garowe

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 Country: Federal Government of Somalia (FGS)/Puntland Government of Somalia.

Name of the Project: Somalia Urban Resilience Project Phase II (SURPII).

Assignment Title: Terms of reference for Consultancy Services of Preparation of Feasibility Studies, Detailed Engineering Designs and Bidding Documents for Storm water Drainage in Garowe

Project ID:P170922

Deadline    Date:   June15th, 2020

Ref. No.  SO-GM-173306-CS-CQS

Somalia Urban Resilience Project II (SURP II) is a municipal governance and infrastructure development project financed by the World Bank and its partners, aimed at improving access to urban infrastructure and strengthening municipal governance in Somalia. The Project also aims to strengthen inter-governmental relationships between the federal, state, region and municipal levels. It is intended that the SURP II will also strengthen the state-citizen relationship and the government’s legitimacy in the eyes of its people by providing visible and tangible benefits. The Project is thus as much about urban resilience as it is about peace building and institution building. SURP II builds on the preparation work carried out under World Bank funded Somalia Urban Investment Planning Project (SUIPP). With the SUIPP funding, the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) was contracted and prepared the feasibility studies, preliminary design, and detailed engineering designs for roads in Mogadishu, Kismayo, Garowe and Baidoa. While designs and bidding documents for roads in Kismayo and Baidoa are ready, Mogadishu and Garowe have engaged Consultants to review and update previous road designs. The Bank also supported all four municipalities set up and operationalize Project Implementation Units (PIUs), and build fiduciary, safeguards, project management, and monitoring and evaluation capacity of the PIU staff. The Federal Government of Somalia will soon set up a Project Steering Committee to oversee implementation of SURP II and a Project Coordination Unit to provide technical support and guidance to the municipalities as needed.

This study will build on previous work under SUIPP where feasibility studies of 19Km (from a list of 27km) of urban roads and 2 bridges were undertaken in 2016 in Garowe. With investments drawn from this study, the Municipality has already constructed 4.9Km under SURP and is implementing SURP II where detailed designs are ongoing for another 9Km of urban roads with roadside drains and the Hospital bridge.Between2010-2013 a number of roads have been engineered to earth and gravel surfaces. The 2016 study also established that through UN-Habitat, a survey of roads conditions has been conducted and the results have been documented and recorded on a GIS platform. And, with JPLG assistance, 7.6 Km of roads was in the process of being upgraded to bitumen surface standards in 2016 (not part of the study). Garowe is a fast-growing city and even though the current Garowe city population is estimated at 82,000, this is rapidly increasing resulting in more urbanization and demand for better infrastructure and services.  Construction of modern commercial building is starting to be witnessed following the current effort by government to improve road infrastructure. A solution to the earlier highlighted drainage challenges in the city requires an investment plan for drainage that is based on a detailed feasibility study of existing and new drainage network for Garowe city. It is estimated that about 60Km of a combination of trunk and secondary drains, outfall/exit drains, and standalone drains will be designed; either as new, expansion or improvement of existing.

The objective of the consulting services is to conduct feasibility studies, detailed engineering designs and bidding documents for Storm water drainage in Garowe

The Consultant shall perform all work necessary as called for in these Terms of Reference including all technical studies, field investigations and related services. In carrying their work, the Consultant shall co-operate fully with the Garowe Municipality Project implementation Unit. The Consultant shall provide the necessary support services related to and necessary for the completion of the assignment. The work shall cover but not be limited to the aspects outlined in these Terms of Reference. The Consultant, with the support and assistance of the PIU staff, shall at all times ensure adequate community consultation and engagement during the study to ensure social concerns are factored in the design.

The proposed duration for the assignment is Twenty-Eight (28) Weeks from starts date.

As mentioned earlier, the study involves preparation of feasibility studies. Detailed engineering designs, and bidding documents for Garowe drainage to be financed under SURP II.

The detailed Terms of Reference (ToR) for the assignment can be found at the following website: or can be provided upon submission of application in person or by e-mail. The e-mail address is provided below.

The Municipality 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 (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff etc.).The short listing criteria are as follows:

  1. Core business of the firm and years in business.
  2. Specific experience in successfully implementing similar assignments (The firm should have at least five-year experiences in preparation of detailed engineering designs, and bidding documents for drainage.
  3. Experience of relevant services in an environment similar to that of Somalia (Demonstrate experience in preparation of detailed engineering designs, and bidding documents for drainage with similar environment as in Somalia).
  4. Technical and managerial organization of the firm (provide only the structure of the organization, general qualification and number of key staff). Do not provide CVs of key staff. Key experts will not be evaluated at the short-listing stage.

Attention of interested Consultants is drawn to section III, para 3.14,3.16 & 3.17 of the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers: Procurement in Investment Projects Financing Goods, Works, Non -Consulting and Consulting Services, July 2016, revised November 2017 and August 2018 (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

Consultants may associate with other firms to enhance their qualification but should indicate clearly whether the association is in the form of a joint venture and/or a sub-consultancy. In the case of a joint venture, all the partners in the joint venture shall be jointly and severally liable for the entire contract, if selected.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Consultant Qualification Selection (CQS) method set out in the Procurement Regulations.

Interested Consultant may obtain further information in person or by e-mail at the address below during office hours from 8.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m. Saturday to Thursday except on public holidays.

Expressions of interest should be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by e-mail) by Monday, June 15th, 2020 at 3.00 p.m. local Time.

Attention; SURP-Project Coordinator

Puntland Government of Somalia

Garowe, Puntland Somalia

Email Address:  Mohamed Abdirahman Gure at

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