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REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (REOI)-Water for Agro-pastoral Productivity and Resilience Project (Biyoole Project)



Assignment Area: Puntland State of Somalia
Name of the Project: Water for Agro-pastoral Productivity and Resilience Project (Biyoole Project)
Project) Assignment Title: Provision of Continuous Engineering Support to Somalia Agro-pastoral Productivity and Resilience Project in Puntland
Project ID: P167826
Deadline Date: June 3, 2020
Ref No: SO-MOPIC – PL-169621-CS-CQS

The Government of Puntland State of Somalia has received funds from the World Bank towards financing of the Water for Agro-pastoral Productivity and Resilience Project being implemented by the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation. Puntland Water Development Agency (PWDA) is responsible for component one of the project which is the construction or rehabilitation of water points, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for International Consulting Services. The Project Development Objective (PDO) is to develop water and agricultural services among agro-pastoral communities in dry-land areas of Somalia.
The objective of the consultancy is to support the Puntland Water development Agency (PWDA), by providing backstopping engineering and construction support for site selection and water point construction monitoring. A total of 30 new water points will be constructed in phases.
Under the direct supervision of a Senior Water Engineer and the PWDA General Manager, the consultant is expected to work closely with the Puntland Water Development Agency (PWDA) technical teams. The Consultant therefore needs to be aware of interdependence and synergies with other ongoing components of the Biyoole Project in Puntland. The proposed duration for the assignment is four (4) annualized contract years that starts from the signing date. The satisfactory performance of the firm (s) will be reviewed on a yearly basis.

The Puntland Water Development Agency now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services described in the Terms of Reference (ToR) for the assignment that can be found at the following website:

The assignment will be undertaken by a firm with at least eight years’ experience in the relevant field. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, and availability of appropriate skills). The key short-listing criteria are as follows:

  1. Core business of the firm and years in business.
  2. Specific experience in successfully implementing similar assignments (experience in providing backstopping technical assistance and advisory engineering support in fragile states contexts, as well as proven ability to work with Government staff and commitment to institutional capacity building);
  3. Experience of relevant services in an environment similar to that of Somalia. Previous work experience in Puntland is an added value for the firm.
  4. The technical and managerial capability of the firm. Provide only the structure of the organization, general qualifications and number of key staff. Do not provide CVs of key staff. Key experts will not be evaluated at the shortlisting stage.

The 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 firm (s) may obtain further information (by e-mail) at the address below during office hours from 8.00 a.m.– 4.00 p.m. Saturday to Thursday except on public holidays. The e-mail address is provided below.

Attention: Project Coordinator
Biyoole Project, Puntland
Ministry of Planning, Economic Development and International Cooperation, Puntland
Puntland State of Somalia
Garowe, Somalia
Email Address:
Telephone: +252 907790297

Expressions of interest should be delivered in a written form to the address below (by e-mail) latest by June 3, 2020 latest at 4.00 p.m. local Time.

Procurement Specialist
Biyoole Project, Puntland
Ministry of Planning, Economic Development and International Cooperation, Puntland
Puntland State of Somalia
Garowe, Somalia
Email Address: and Copy to

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