REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES – FIRMS SELECTION)

Republic of Moldova

Moldova Water Security and Sanitation Project

Credit No.: 7027-MD

Assignment Title: Development the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment and Environmental and Social Management Plan for Riscani water supply Sub-project

Reference No.: MD-PIU-NORLD-346141-CS-CQS

Date: February 9, 2024

The Government of the Republic of Moldova has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Moldova Water Security and Sanitation Project (MWSSP), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. The objective of the assignmentis to support the P.I. National Office for Regional and Local Development under the Ministry of Infrastructure and Regional Development (MIRD) to prepare the Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIA) for Riscani sub-project with associated site-specific Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP) including Bill of Quantities for social and environmental expenses as well as environmental chapter of the Technical Specifications following the WB Environmental and Social Standards requirements.

The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment can be found at the following website: https://ondrl.gov.md/development-the-environmental-and-social-impact-assessment-and-environmental-and-social-management-plan-for-riscani-water-supply-sub-project/ or can be obtained at the address given below.

The Moldova Water Security and Sanitation 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 shortlisting criteria are: core business and years in business, relevant experience, technical and managerial capability of the firm. Key Experts will not be evaluated at the shortlisting stage.

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” November 2020 (“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 Consultant’s Qualification-based Selection method set out in the Procurement Regulations.

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 09.00 to 16.00 hours (Moldova Time).

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by e-mail) by March 8, 2024, 16:00 o’clock, Moldova time, indicating the assignment title in subject line (when sent by e-mail).

P.I. National Office for Regional and Local Development,

Moldova Water Security and Sanitation Project

Address: Str. Alexandru cel Bun 51 A, Floor 2, MWSSP Office,

Mun. Chișinău, Republic of Moldova.

Tel: 022 27-91-21, +37369131817

E-mail: tender@ondrl.gov.md

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