Mining Infrastructure Investment Support Project

Credit No. 4888-MN


Reference No. # WB/MOF/MINIS/CS/CQS/3.1.15/2019

The Government of Mongolia (GoM) has received financing from the World Bank, toward the cost of Mining Infrastructure Investment Support Project (MINIS), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. 

The Mining Infrastructure Investment Support Project now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Consulting services (“the Services”) shall produce 1:200’000 scaled hydrogeological map on L-49-XXIV, L-49-XXX, L-50-XIX, L-50-XXV; L-50-XIII, L-50-XIV, L-50-XV, L-50-XX, L-50-XXI nomenclatures and equip 6 water supply wells with automatic watering sensor for wild animals in the selected mapping area.

The assignment is expected to commence in April 2019. Duration of the assignment is expected to be 6 months (a total of 72 Consultant staff months).

This assignment requires very high qualifications since it will be critical for determination of the overall implementation of the Component 3 of MINIS Project. Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub consultancy to enhance their qualifications. (Please specify in detail whether the association is Joint Venture (specifying the leading partner), OR Sub-consultants (specifying the main consultant). 

The short listing criteria for selecting the eligible consultants are: The firm or the leading firm/main consultant in case of associations should have 5 or more years’ experiences of hydrogeological mapping, investigation and groundwater exploration and experience in equipping wells with renewable energy source and work experience in similar climate condition. 

Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. 

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to the paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans & IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers January 2011 (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Selection based on the Consultant's Qualifications (CQS) Method, the method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. 

Interested consultants may obtain the further information related to the TOR from web site. Please kindly note that the Terms of Reference which issued with the Request for Expression of Interest is a draft version. The final Terms of Reference will be included in the Request for Proposals as issued.

This Expression of interest is published in English and Mongolian language. The Terms of Reference is also in English and Mongolian language. If there is any discrepancy between the English and Mongolian texts of the Terms of Reference and Invitation for Request for Expression of Interest English text shall prevail.

Expressions of interest must be delivered in English and Mongolian language in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by 11:00 hours (Ulaanbaatar time) 11 March, 2019.

Project Management Unit

            Mining Infrastructure Investment Support Project (MINIS)

            Attn: Procurement specialist Ts.Odonchimeg

            Arig Center building, Suite # 401, Jamyan Gun Street-10, Khoroo 1, 

            Sukhbaatar District, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

            Tel: +976 7011 2689; 

            Fax: +976 7011 2689;