Project: INCOME, ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH LINKAGES IN RURAL EGYPT
Financing: World Bank
Abstract: CONSULTING SERVICES
Contract/Bid Number: Contract No. TA-P080859-TAS/01/05; Expression of Interest for Phases I and II
Deadline: see notice
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The World Bank has received a grant from the Norwegian and Finnish Trust Fund to implement the cost of the Income, Environment and Health Linkages in Rural Egypt activity. Part of the proceeds will be applied for consulting services. The Ministry of State for Environmental Affairs (MSEA) of Egypt is the anchor institution for this activity. The overall objective of the activity is to improve the quality of life of low-income groups in Damietta and Qena by reducing the burden of environmental degradation on their well-being and income.
Building on DfID-funded Support for Environmental Assessment and Management (SAEM) programme’s Cost of Environmental Degradation in Damietta and Qena, this activity will select two environmental priority areas in each of Damietta (tentatively (i) land degradation; and (ii) solid waste) and Qena (tentatively (iii) water, sanitation and hygiene; and (iv) indoor air pollution) to perform a feasibility study by valuing the cost options of remedial interventions, build consensus, formulate an investment plan for both Governorates and seek donor support.
More specifically, the fields of expertise and skills required to perform the tasks include environmental economics, environmental engineering, agricultural productivity, environmental health, epidemiological studies, rural water supply, sanitation and hygiene practices, indoor air pollution reduction, participatory and consensus building techniques, contingent valuation techniques, cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analyses and least cost solutions, and investment planning.
The World Bank now invites eligible consultants to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochure, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, DACON registration, etc.). Consultants may associate with local consultants or local firms to enhance their qualifications.
A short-list of consultants will be established in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers (current edition). Website: www.worldbank.org
There is no specific format for the expression of interest (EOI). The EOI should preferably be limited to 40 pages and include a company profile and similar assignments with emphasis on the above spelled out areas of expertise.
A hard copy of the EOI must be delivered to the World Bank at the address below, not later than 21 days after the advertisement date (this notice published in UN Development Business on 31 May 2005).
Contact: The World Bank.
1818 H Street, NW.
Washington, DC 20433, USA.
Attn: Mr. Sherif Arif, Regional Environmental Safeguards Advisor, MENA Region.
Tel: (1-202) 473-7315.
Notice Number: WB1649-656/05
UNDB Print Edition: Issue No. 656, 16 June 2005
Posted Online: 31 May 2005