MINING INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT SUPPORT PROJECT
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
(CONSULTING SERVICES – FIRMS SELECTION)
Mining Infrastructure Investment Support Project
Credit No. 4888-MN
Assignment Title: CONSOLIDATED WATER RESOURCE ASSESSMENT OF THE GOBI REGION
Reference No. #WB/MOF/MINIS/CS/QCBS/3.1.8/2018
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 conduct an assessment of future water availability and water resources management options to ensure water security for the Gobi region. This will include compilation of all information related to the water balance, to determine the long-term groundwater resource sufficiency. The study will determine the current and projected future water uses of all sectors, and will assess supply and the demand related options for water resources management from an economic, technical, environmental and social perspective.
The assignment is expected to commence in December 2018. Duration of the assignment is expected to be 12 months (a total of 74 Consultant staff months).
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 association should be experienced in performing work on projects similar in size and complexity in similar climate conditions, with 15 or more years of experience in hydrogeological assessments including groundwater assessments, and water resource planning.
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 Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS) Method, the method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.
Interested consultants may obtain further information related to the assignment from draft TORs available on the MINIS project website www.minis.mn
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 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) 5 September, 2018.
Project Implementation Unit
Mining Infrastructure Investment Support Project (MINIS)
Attn: G.Baigali, Procurement Specialist
Arig Center building, Suite # 401, Jamyan Gun Street-10, Khoroo 1,
Sukhbaatar District, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Tel: +976 7011 2689;
Fax: +976 7011 2689
Web site: www.minis.mn
Download Terms of Reference here . 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.