REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES – FIRMS SELECTION)

The Government of the Republic of Zambia has received financing from the World Batik toward the cost of the Road Rehabilitation and Maintenance Project, Phase II. The National Road Fund Agency, an implementing agency of the Client, intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.

The consulting services (“the Services”‘) include the Technical Audit of the rehabilitation about 45 km of the Road M6 Kafulafuta – Luanshya.

The objective of the technical audit is investigate the failures on the M006 road (between Kafulafuta and Luanshya) and determine the causes and mechanisms of the distresses, evaluate the performance characteristics of the pavement materials and evaluate. The project rehabilitation was completed in 2007 and on completion of the project, following the insitu tests of pavement a number of points with below the required base strength were noted in the pavement.

The consultant is to verify and ensure the technical compliance of works performed by the civil works contractor (Contractor) and the construction supervision consultant (CSC) by assessing, evaluating and providing factual reporting on the effectiveness of the processes and procedures in use during Project implementation. The works and supervision services are expected to be implemented over a period of 3 months.

The National Road Fund Agency now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants*) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. the shortlisting criteria are:

                                Brochures and or company profile (filed of specialization and number of year on Consultancy),

                                Description of similar assignments including a list of clientele (experience of the firm in undertaking technical audits or related field with minimum of 10 years),

*                               Experience in similar conditions (the firm should have undertaken similar assignments in the SADC region),

*                               Availability of appropriate skills among the Principals of the firm who may not necessarily be among the key staff that the firm may choose to undertake the assignment. Note carefully that No Cvs and information of any key staff whom the consultant may think are appropriate to undertake the assignment should be submitted at this stage of the selection process.

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits  Grants bv World Bank Borrowers January 2011 (“‘Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. In addition, please refer to the following specific information on conflict of interest related to this assignment: consultants who provided design services and supervision services for rehabilitation about 45 km of the Road  M6 Kafulafuta – Luanshya are not eligible to participate.

Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub consultancy to enhance their qualifications.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Selection Based on the Quality Cost Based Selection (QCBS) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours. 0800 to 1700 hours local time.

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by 13th February 2015.

National Road Fund Agency

Attn: Mr. Gideon Hakanema, Procurement Officer

Plot No. 33 Fairley Road, Ridgeway, P. 0. Box 50695, Lusaka, Zambia

Tel: 260211 -253145/255660/250823

Fax: t-260 211 253154;252731

E-mail: nrfa@zamnet.zm or road@nrfa.ore.zm