Procurement Process:ITP – Invitation to Pre-qualify
Office:UELDP – PCO
Deadline:14 July 2020
Posted on:23 June 2020
Procurement Area:Consultancy Services
Reference Number:2020/07
  1. TQA – Expression of Interest _ AR
  2. TQA – TORs _ EN

Overview:

The Upper Egypt Local Development Program for Results (Program) Program is financed by the World Bank through a Program for Results (PforR) totaling USD 500 M and is to be completed by December 31, 2021, and a matching fund from the Egyptian government within the same timeframe.

The objective of the Program is to improve the business environment for private sector development and strengthen local government capacity for quality infrastructure and service delivery in select governorates in Upper Egypt. The Program aims to:  improve the business environment and economic competitiveness, as well as close the persisting gaps in access to and quality of infrastructure and services. The primary beneficiaries of this Program are the governorates of Qena and Sohag in Upper Egypt.

The PforR was selected as the most appropriate financing instrument for a Program of this nature, which adopts a combined approach comprised of institutional transformation and infrastructure investment to deliver its objectives. The PforR seeks to strengthen country systems and directly links disbursement of funds with results through the achievement of specified Disbursement Linked Indicators (DLIs). This funding mechanism represents a fundamental shift from centralized investments in infrastructures only to additionally strengthening the system of local accountability to achieve improved service delivery. This Program includes six DLls specified in the Program Appraisal Document (PAD) documents.  The Program is implemented based on the Legal Agreement signed by the World Bank and the Government of Egypt (GoE) on October 6, 2016.  Contracting procedures applicable to each step of the contracting process are included in the Program Procurement Manual.

Invitation for pre-qualification

The UELDP Program Coordination Office invites eligible consultancy firms to express their interest in providing the Technical Quality Audit (TQA) services.

The objective of this consultancy assignment is to conduct a Technical Quality Audit of infrastructure investment projects completed by the Program Governorates to assess whether these investment projects have been designed, constructed and supervised / managed in accordance with relevant national quality standards and specifications, codes and/or professional practice, as determined by examination of the technical quality of designs and studies; quality of civil works implemented; and conformance with quality norms and criteria.

UELDP Program Coordination Office (PCO) invites eligible consultancy firms to indicate their interest in providing the Technical Quality Audit (TQA) services. Detailed description of GIS tasks is explained in the Terms of References (ToRs) for the assignment included in document number 2 above.

Interested consultancy firms must provide specific information included in document number 1 above which demonstrates that they are fully qualified to perform the services (similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.). Two or more consultancy firms may join together and apply as consortium/joint venture.

Six applicants with best candidatures who expressed interest in the assignment will be selected to receive Request for Proposal (RFP). A consultancy firm/consortium will be finally selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the guidelines of the UELDP Procurement Manual agreed upon between the Government of Egypt and the World Bank using Quality and Cost selection method.

Interested firms are invited to download and fill in  the Expression of Interest form  by visiting www.ueldp.gov.eg/procurement/TQA Written expression of interest marked “Expression of Interest for UELDP Technical Quality Audit (TQA) Services” must be delivered to the address below by 14 July, 2020, 12:00 noon, Cairo local time: at the following address:

Program Coordination Office (PCO)

Upper Egypt Local Development Program (UELDP)

Ministry of Local Development

4 Nadi El-Said Street,

Dokki, Giza, Egypt Attn.: Program Director