MINING INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT SUPPORT PROJECT

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

(CONSULTING SERVICES – FIRMS SELECTION)


Mongolia

Mining Infrastructure Investment Support Project

Credit No. 4888-MN


Assignment Title: Selection of consulting firm to conduct arsenic distribution study in South Gobi regions of Mongolia

Ref No: WB/MOF/MINIS/CS/CQS/3.1.5/2015


            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 consulting services (“the Services”) conduct arsenic distribution study in South Gobi regions of Mongolia.

The scope of the work geographically will cover South Gobi region as well as the neighbouring aimag, soum territories with China and Inner Mongolia should be targeted. Consultant firm will determine the arsenic impacts from groundwater sampling in the targeted region and develop corresponding arsenic mapping.

            The assignment is expected to commence in the October 2015. Duration of the assignment is expected to be 7 months.          

The Mining Infrastructure Investment Support Project 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 short listing criteria is, consultant must have extensive proven experiences and competencies in the field of environmental and water research study.

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 when providing information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services.


            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 Consultant's Qualifications (CQS) Method, the method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.

            Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 0800 to 1700. Interested consultants may obtain the detailed TOR of the assignment at WWW.MINIS.MN

            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 15:00 hours (Ulaanbaatar time) 4th September, 2015


Terms of Reference


            Project Implementation Unit

            Mining Infrastructure Investment Support Project (MINIS)

            Attn: B. Odonchimeg, 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

            E-mail: ODONCHIMEGB@MINIS.MN cc to: BAIGALI@MINIS.MN.

            Web site: WWW.MINIS.MN

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