MINISTRY OF MINES & STEEL DEVELOPMENT MINERAL SECTOR SUPPORT FOR ECONOMIC DIVERSIFICATION (Mindiver Project)
REQUESTS FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (Consulting Services)
COUNTRY: NIGERIA PROJECT: MINERAL SECTOR SUPPORT FOR ECONOMIC DIVERSIFICATION (Mindiver)
PROJECT PROJECT ID No: P159761
DATE: SEPTEMBER 24th 2019
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
The Federal Government of Nigeria [FGN] has received financing from the International Development Association (the ‘bank’). This credit will be used to implement activities that will catalyse the process of economic diversification through the mining sector.
The Mineral Sector Support for Economic Diversification Project, the implementing agency intends to apply part of the proceeds for eligible payments under the following activities which this request for expression of interest is issued:
Consultancy to design and implement safer and cleaner mining programmes, efficient technologies and practices in the mining and steel sector.
The objectives of the consulting services are as follows:
Design and implement safer and cleaner mining program, to influence Environmentally, Healthy and Safer (EHS) conscious extraction, production and processing methods in line with best practices for responsible mineral supply chains;
Introduce better and more efficient technologies and practices for safer extraction, production and processing which are easy to use and maintain, whilst allowing increased productivity;
Support MMSD in their reforms to achieve sustainable improvement in policies and practices governing environmental compliance throughout the mining life cycle. Build on the successes recorded in containing the outbreaks of lead poisoning in Zamfara and Niger States achieved through active collaboration of all tiers of government and development partners, in particular, that of Medicins San Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) in establishing effective and sustainable prevention measures in Zamfara and Niger States.
The Mineral Sector Support for Economic Diversification (MinDiver) Project now invites eligible Consulting firms (“Consultant”) to indicate their interest in providing the above services. Interested firms must provide sufficient information demonstrating that they have the required qualification and relevant experience to perform the services. (i.e. Letter of Interest, Brochure, Description of similar assignments, Availability of essential technology and other logistic resources, availability of appropriate skills amongst staff etc)
The shortlisting criteria are:
General listing of projects experiences for the last ten years, including the completed and the ongoing projects,
Specific description of the similar assignments in the last ten years
The firm organisation structure, i.e. human resources, adequacy of the staff to perform the technical tasks the components.
Evidences of actual performance of “i and ii” above i.e. Award Letters, Job Completion Letters.
For each project performed the consultant shall provide the name and contact address of the client (office & e-mail address, and telephone number), date(s) of execution, name(s) of lead and associate firms, contract amount.
The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 3.16 of the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations on Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers edition of July 2016 revised November 2017 and August 2018 (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.
The Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment may be accessed on www.fmmsd.gov.ng/mindiver-procurement Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualification. Where firms are associating, the submission must include verifiable evidence of association from all the parties.
Selection of the Consulting Firm: Consulting Firm for each activity will be selected in accordance with the Consultant Qualification Section (CQS) Method procedures set out in the Applicable World Bank Guidelines: Procurement regulations for IPF Borrowers dated July 2016, revised November 2017 and August 2018 available on www.worldbank.org/procure.
Interested Consultants may obtain further clarifications during office hours (8.30am – 5.30pm, Monday-Friday) at the address below: Expression of interest must be delivered both in hard and soft copy to the address below by October 14, 2019 at 12.00pm.
The Project Coordinator Mineral Sector Support for Economic Diversification Project (MinDiver)
10, Lola Close, off Luanda Crescent, off Ademola Adetokunbo Crescent, Wuse II, Abuja, Nigeria