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REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST by the fdre

    REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (REOI) (CONSULTING SERVICES – FIRMS SELECTION)
    Country: Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
    Project: Horn of Africa Initiative: Regional Economic Corridor Project (Addis-Djibouti Corridor)
    Grant No: IDA-E2160
    Assignment Title: Monitoring and Supervision of the Design and Construction of the Mieso – Dire Dawa Segment of the Addis – Djibouti Regional Road Corridor including Design & Implementation of Intelligent Transportation System (ITS); Lot 1: Mieso Bike and Lot 2: Bike – Dire Dawa
    Reference Nos: Lot 1: ET-ERA-393164-CS-QCBS and Lot 2: ET-ERA-393172-CS-QCBS

    The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Horn of Africa Initiative: Regional Economic Corridor Project (Addis Djibouti Corridor), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting
    services.
    The consulting services (“the Services”) include furnishing complete engineering services in all respect of monitoring and supervision of the design and construction works of these expressway projects including the intelligent transportation system (ITS) components which are to be implemented under the Design and Build form of contract delivery system, including all field and office work in strict accordance with the highest standards of the civil engineering profession and with proper interpretation of the duties and responsibilities of the Engineer so that the projects are delivered in high quality, at budget and on time and achieve user’s satisfaction and the Bank’s standards. The envisaged Consultancy Services is expected to commence in August 2024; and will be conducted over a period of 60 months which includes 48 months of Design & Construction period and additional 12 months for the Defects Liability Period. Furthermore, each service contract entails the deployment of several key and support staffs to the project site.

    The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignments can be found at the following website: ERA website: (https://www.era.gov.et/en_US/web/guest/4). Interested applicants may also obtain the TOR at the address given at the end of this notice.

    The Ethiopian Roads Administration (ERA), acting as an implementation agency on behalf of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services which is to be procured in two separate lots mentioned above. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. Key Experts will not be evaluated at the shortlisting stage. The following criteria will be used to assess the Expression of Interest documents:

    ⚫ Company Establishment [regarding its Areas of Expertise, Core Business and Year in the Business]
    ⚫Technical and Managerial Organization of the firm
    ⚫Number and diversity of permanent personnel related to the service, Highway, Pavement/Material, Bridge/Structural, Geotechnical, Road Safety & Hydraulic Engineers; Surveyors, Contract/Claims Expert, Sociologist, Environmentalist, Systems/Network Engineer, Electrical Engineer, etc.
    Experience: completed service projects on designing and/or monitoring and/or supervising of expressways and other roads, technical assistance and/or capacity building and other services on highway infrastructures, etc., in the last ten years.
    ⚫ Familiarity, knowledge and experience in the region (in Ethiopia and other Sub Saharan Countries) is an advantage.

    The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to Section III, paragraphs, 3.14, 3.16, and 3.17 of the World Bank’s “Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers” fifth edition, September 2023 (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

    Consultants may associate with other firms to enhance their qualifications, 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 Quality and Cost Based Selection method set out in the Procurement Regulations.

    Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours, i.e. 0900 to 1700 hours.

    Expressions of interest (EOI) must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by January 12, 2024.

    Ethiopian Roads Administration
    Attn: Mr. Zekarias G/Giorgis
    Engineering Procurement Directorate, Director
    Building Block-B, 1″ Floor, P.O. Box 1770
    Ras Abebe Aregay Street
    Tel:+251 11515 04 19
    Fax: +251 11 554 4434
    E-mail: eraengproceoi@gmail.com / Cc: eraengprocteam1@gmail.com
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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