Consultancy Services for Technical Assistance to Department of Highways for development of: Design Standards, Strategic Maintenance Framework for Road Assets, Emergency Response Plan for Road Sector, and Training & Capacity Building
GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE UNION OF MYANMAR
MINISTRY OF CONSTRUCTION
DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS
FLOOD AND LANDSLIDE EMERGENCY RECOVERY PROJECT (FLERP)
(PROJECT ID NO: P158194)
Request for Expression of Interest for Consulting Services for Technical Assistance to Department of Highways for development of: Design Standards, Strategic Maintenance Framework for Road Assets, Emergency Response Plan for Road Sector, and Training & Capacity Building
The Republic of the Union of Myanmar is implementing the Myanmar Flood and Landslide Emergency Recovery Project (ERC) financed by a US$200 million credit from the International Development Association (IDA). The Project supports the resilient recovery in priority areas and sectors affected by the 2015 floods and landslides. Myanmar's transport infrastructure was extensively damaged by the floods and landslides, with access to essential services in large towns and state capitals cut off. Road infrastructure remains vulnerable until permanent repair works can be completed.
The Ministry of Construction, Department of Highways (DOH), is the implementing agency for the Component 1: Resilient Rehabilitation of National Roads (US$105 million) which supports the rehabilitation of damaged national road infrastructure predominantly in Chin and Rakhine States, including the Kalay-Falam-Hakha Road and the Ngathainggyaung-Gwa Road. The segment proposed for Project financing represents 92 of the 124 miles from Kalay to Hakha in Chin State while remaining length of the road shall be along Thandwe-Gwa road in Rakhine State identified & selected by DOH.
This Consultancy will support the DOH central offices in Nay Pyi Taw through the following key tasks: (i) development of climate resilient standards for works and preparation of a Design Manual for National Roads and Bridges (Bridges up to 50 ft length) (ii) development of a road maintenance strategy and framework (iii) operating procedures and emergency reaction plans; (iv) knowledge transfer and capacity building.
Scope of the consultancy and specific tasks:
The services to be provided include, but are not limited, to the following key tasks outlined below:
Task 1. Assist the MOC/DOH in reviewing and improving the current Design Standards for Road and Bridges (Bridges up to 50 ft length) under the climate change context to prepare complete Design Manuals for Roads, Drainages structures, Bridges (Bridges up to 50 ft length) and Slope protections.
Task 2. Development of a Strategic Maintenance Framework for Roads and Bridges (Bridges up to 50 ft length), to help the MOC/DOH strengthen the maintenance operations under the country's limited resources.
Task 3. Development of a decentralization action plan and an emergency response plan for the road sector.
Task 4. Training and capacity building will be provided on the use of these standards, guidelines and frameworks, through workshops and seminars involving both the central and local level of DOH.
Acting on behalf of the Ministry of Construction, the Department of Highways now invites eligible consulting firms to indicate their interest in providing the Services. In submitting their expressions of interest, firms are kindly requested to indicate the following reference: C4-DOG-TA04. Interested consulting firms must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among permanent staff, etc.). Consultants may associate to enhance their qualifications. If Consultants choose to associate, they should specify in their EOI response whether the association will be in the form a joint venture or sub-consultancy arrangement. Expressions of Interest shall be submitted to the below specified addresses.
A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the QCBS selection method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Firms that undertake this consultancy assignment would not be eligible to bid for prospective contracts related to downstream activities. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants Jan 2011 and revised July 2014, setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest.
The shortlist criteria are below:
• at least 15 years of experience in similar projects in locations comparable to Myanmar
• substantial experience (i.e., two similar projects) in working with and/or advising clients on climate resilient standards for design and maintenance framework for Roads, Bridges, Drainage structures, and Slope protection, development of Standards and Manual
• substantial experience (i.e., two similar projects) in development of road sector strategies
• substantial experience (i.e., two similar projects) in preparing Action Plans, Operational Manuals and Procedures for Emergency response in the road sector
• substantial experience in Training and capacity building on the use of Design standards, guidelines and frameworks.
In the expression of interest, the respondent must clearly identify projects with which the consulting firm has been involved, the responsibility for those tasks, period of involvement and references from the clients, either written and/or contact details to permit the Government of Myanmar to confirm the Respondent's experience and competence.
Interested firms may obtain copies of the detailed Terms of Reference (in English) by submitting a request to the attention of U Myint Oo, Project Director, at the email addresses as below.
Expressions of interest must be submitted to the postal address below or by email no later than October 20, 2020 (before 16:00 hours Myanmar Standard Time).
Address for communications and for submission of EOI:
U Myint Oo
Chief Engineer and Project Director, FLERP-DOH,
Department of Highways,
Ministry of Construction,
Office No. 11,
Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
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Department of Highways
U Myint Oo
Office No. 11, Department of Highways, Ministry Of Construction, Nay Pyi Taw.
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