Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) Solid Waste Crisis Response Programme Sub Tranche 1 (Cell 5)

Country: Jordan
Language: EN
Number: 1850972
Publication date: 10-05-2017
Source: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Tags: Accounting services Construction




Business sector:

Municipal and environmental infrastructure

Project number:


Funding source:

EBSF - EBRD Shareholder Special Fund

Contract type:

Consultancy Services

Notice type:

Invitation for expressions of interest (CSU)

Issue date:

09 May 2017

Closing date:

30 May 2017 at 16:00 London

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Project Description
Amman, the capital of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, is a rapidly growing city with an estimated population of circa 6 million, around 60 per cent of the county’s total population. The population continues to grow due to a large influx of refugees from Syria and other neighbouring countries, expected to continue in the coming years.

Municipal service sectors are most affected by the refugee crisis as the original infrastructure was designed for a lower population. Despite significant efforts from the international community to address the basic needs of the Syrian refugees living currently in Jordan (both in camps and cities), the host communities continue to experience difficulties.

The solid waste management sector suffers increased demand due to the additional population and waste generated. Water, soil, and air pollution have increased due to the increased volume of waste, inadequate collection and disposal capacities, illegal dumping and inappropriate disposal and burning of solid waste. In November 2016, the Bank signed the GAM Solid Waste Crisis Response Project with the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM or the Client) to release funds for a comprehensive solid waste crisis response programme and to finance a series of investments aimed at addressing the City’s urgent solid waste needs (the Project).

The first component under that Project involves the construction of the 5th cell at Al Ghabawi landfill. The construction of Cell 5 at Al-Ghabawi landfill complies with the design of a non-hazardous solid waste landfill standards and regulations set at the EU as a reference regulation. These regulations follow some general and common approaches and best practice techniques for landfilling. Specifically, Directive 1999/31/CE, concerning the disposal of waste in landfill sites. The construction will consist of the following: Cell 5 and the New Leachate Lagoons (sub-Tranche 1). The fourth cell at Al-Ghabawi Landfil is nearing capacity, and the City requires the construction of the new cell (no. 5) in order to meet its waste management needs.

Assignment Description
The Client now intends to engage a consulting firm (the Consultant) to support the implementation of the Project through the provision of project management support and works supervision (the Assignment). The expected outcomes of the Assignment are to:

(i) Facilitate the timely and effective implementation of the Project by rendering assistance to GAM in the implementation of the Project including construction supervision and disbursement; and
(ii) Provide assistance in procurement of works and goods completely in accordance with the procedures, specifications and documentation of the Bank and pursuant to all other agreements stipulated in the Loan Agreements signed between the Borrower and EBRD.

The Consultant services will involve undertaking tasks in the following main areas:

1. Overall project management support as required;
2. Administration of contract implementation including, where appropriate, works supervision or assisting the Borrower and the Company with works supervision;
3. Arrangement of timely disbursement under the contracts.

In line with the above, the Consultant shall support GAM with the following specific tasks:

Monitor the Project Implementation Plan (PIP): Provide inputs to establish, review and update the PIP as necessary;

• Provide project management support to GAM as required:
i) Ensure that all technical reports required by the EBRD for implementation of the project and the loan are submitted on schedule;
ii) Prepare an integrated time schedule for progress meetings with the various parties; attend meetings together with GAM to support the investment programme as a whole, seek response to reports, and discuss project issues on a regular basis with GAM and other key people; prepare and circulate minutes of the meetings, including follow-up actions required to ensure progress.
iii) Support for the coordination of work of other consultants on related assignments (including corporate development and governance assistance);

• Contract administration support:
i) Provide support to GAM for ensuring compliance with Finance Documents and other agreements;
ii) Ensure that GAM arranges payments to the contractor, to whom payment has been certified, to ensure timely disbursements, and that appropriate control and record systems are in place to ensure compliance with financiers and the country reporting requirements;

Supervision of works contracts and administration of supply of goods contracts:
i) Perform the duties of the FIDIC Engineer/Project Manager or equivalent as attributable, specific/and/or implied by the contract in accordance with the laws, technical standards and construction norms and rules.

Status of Selection Process: Interested firms or group of firms are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest.

Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start as soon as possible and at the latest by July 2017 and has an estimated overall duration of 24 months.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 270,000 (exclusive of VAT). The Consultant must determine whether any indirect taxes/VAT are chargeable on the proposed services and state the basis for such. If any indirect taxes/VAT are payable, the Client will have to pay indirect taxes/VAT element to the services directly to the Consultant unless otherwise agreed.

Funding Source: It is anticipated that the contract will be financed by the EBRD’s Shareholder Special Fund. Selection and contracting is subject to the availability of funding.

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant shall be a firm or a group of firms with previous project experience in the design of solid waste management projects and knowledge of FIDIC and/or World Bank/EBRD contractual arrangements.
The Consultant shall also have a previous project experience in: (i) planning and design activities; (ii) assistance with planning and design activities; (iii) project management; (iv) project management assistance; (v) engineering; (vi) procurement of goods, works and services procured under financing arrangements with government agencies or international financial institutions (IFIs). The Consultant shall preferably have previous project experience gained in countries with climatic conditions similar to the Project sites and a good knowledge of requirements of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan legislation concerning construction, financial, accounting and disbursement issues.

The Consultant’s expert team is expected to include key experts as follows:

•Key Expert 1: Project Manager preferably with 15 years of professional experience on similar assignments;
•Key Expert 2: IFI Procurement and Contracts Specialist;
•Key Expert 3: Finance/Disbursement Specialist;
•Key Expert 4: Pool of Engineers (Construction Supervision/FIDIC Engineer(s)) – expatriate and local;
•Key Expert 5: Administrative Assistant (s)/Translator(s); and,
•Key Expert 6: Environmental and Social Experts.

All specialists should preferably have 5 years of experience on similar tasks to those for which they are suggested. It is recommended that a part of the consultancy input will be carried out by local sub-consultants.

Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants seeking to be shortlisted, the information submitted should include the following:

1. Company/group of firms’ profile, organisation and staffing (max. 2-4 pages).

2. Details of previous project experience or similar assignments particularly undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contract value, contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided (if different from duration) , main activities, objectives.

3. CVs of key experts who could carry out the Assignment detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments, particularly assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, main activities, objectives.

4. Completed Consultant Declaration Form and Contact Sheet, the template for which is available from the following web-link:

The above information should not exceed 15 pages excluding CVs and contact sheet.

The complete expression of interest (including CVs, Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet) should be submitted, in English electronically through e-Selection, to reach the Bank not later than the closing date. The expression of interest shall be one file (pdf). The EBRD reserves the right to reject applications of firms submitting more than one file. Only if the permissible file size is exceeded (4MB), the Consultant may split the expression of interest into further files.

EBRD Contact Person

James Yoo
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: + 44 20 7338 7185
Fax: +44 20 7338 8307
Email: (submissions should be sent through eSelection and NOT to this email address)

Important Notes:

1. The selection will normally be made from responses to this notification only. Consultants will not be asked to submit a proposal. The highest-ranked Consultant will be selected from a shortlist and be invited to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding.

2. The shortlist criteria are as follows:

(a) Firm’s previous project experience in design of solid waste management projects, procurement support and construction supervision for IFI financed infrastructure projects (30%)
(b) Firm’s previous project experience in similar projects in MENA region and demonstrated knowledge of public infrastructure (international/regional) and national design requirements (30%)
(c) CVs of Key Expert 1-6 (40%)

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