Project: ALEXANDRIA GROWTH POLE PROJECT
Financing: World Bank
Abstract: CONSULTING SERVICES: ENHANCED WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEM IN ALEXANDRIA
Loan/Credit Number: Project ID No. P094229; TF055120
Contract/Bid Number: Expressions of Interest
Deadline: 21 September 2005
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The Government of Egypt, Alexandria Governorate, has received a PHRD grant from the Government of Japan toward the cost of project preparation of the Alexandria Growth Pole Project with the World Bank. The Governorate intends to apply part of the proceeds for consultant services to design measures to improve wastewater treatment system in Alexandria that would reduce the wastewater pollution load on the receiving bodies.
Alexandria Governorate is keen in improving the environmental conditions in Lake Marriout. One of the reasons of poor water quality in the Lake is the disposal of up to 800,000 mł /day of primary treated effluent from two wastewater treatment plants, as well as about 250 mł/day of untreated sewer from three outlets (Semouha, Gonet Zohra and El Amlak) to El-Qala drain, which eventually discharges into the main basin of the Lake. The effluent has high organic load and very low oxygen content. Service will include mapping out sources of untreated sewer and preparation of feasibility studies for the collection and, possibly, on-site treatment of wastewater in the three outlets; analyze cost-effective treatment options to enhance the quality of wastewater effluent in existing treatment plants (cost-effective enhanced primary treatment options); evaluate the economic benefits of reducing pollution load on the receiving bodies as a result of such measures; and prepare complete biding documents for priority investment components, based on design-build modality. All proposed interventions should cover technical, economical, financial, social aspects, as well as environment impact assessment. A special focus is also on the suggestion of a sustainable system of operation and maintenance.
The assignment is expected to start in 1 December 2005 and complete by 15 May 2006.
Consulting services to:
1. Prepare feasibility studies for the collection and treatment of wastewater in three locations within the city.
2. Analyze cost-effective treatment options to enhance the quality of wastewater effluent in existing treatment plants.
3. Evaluate the economic benefits of reduction of pollution load on the receiving bodies.
4. Prepare complete biding documents for first priority investment components.
Alexandria Governorate now invites eligible consultancy firms to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested firms must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, CVs of key staff and availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.). Consultants may associate to enhance their qualifications.
A consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers, May 2004 edition.
Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below.
Expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below before 1300 hours on 21 September 2005.
Contact: Alexandria Governorate.
Attn: H.E. Mohamed Ahmed Bassiouny.
Secretary General of Alexandria Governorate.
60 El-Horreya Ave.
Tel: (20-3) 487-2942.
Fax: (20-3) 484-7192.
Notice Number: WB2599-662/05
UNDB Print Edition: Issue No. 662, 16 September 2005
Posted Online: 25 August 2005