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EOI Name:
Physical Revaluation Of Gridcoís Fixed Assets
EOI Package No:
GR/GRIDCO/CONS/FA/001/2017
EOI Opening Date:
24/02/2017
EOI Closing Date
24/03/2017
EOI Description:
1. The Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) of the Republic of Ghana intends to use part of its Internally Generated Funds (IGF) for the Physical Revaluation of GRIDCo's Fixed Assets.

2. GRIDCo seeks to identify and prequalify a "pool" of well experienced and eligible Consultants for the issue of a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a further bid process for the selection of a Consultant.


3. The Terms of Reference (ToR) for the Physical Revaluation of GRIDCo's Fixed assets shall include but not limited to the following:

• Determine the cost of replacing the fixed assets including Transmission/Communication equipment, Computers, Vehicles and Real Estate and Floating Crafts at all locations as at December 31, 2017.
• Review and update the methodology for assessing on an annual basis, the asset values to reflect the current replacement cost.
• Review the asset lives used to calculate depreciation etc. and suggest changes, where necessary, to obtain the best estimates of assets lives for the depreciation of assets valued at current replacement cost.
• Review the indexation methodology for determining the revaluation surpluses on the fixed assets.
• Advise on standard statements of accounting practice which affect accounting for property, Plant and equipment in Public Utilities.

4. The Procurement is being carried out in accordance with the requirement of Public Procurement Act2003 Act 663 and the Public Procurement Amended Act 2016 (Act 914). The selection of Consultant will be done using the Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS).

5. Proposals are invited from eligible Ghanaian and Foreign-based Consultants, who have experience in similar projects to participate in the tendering process by submitting their Expressions of Interest (EOI).
  

EOI Name:
Consultancy Services For The Design Of A Redd+ Benefit Sharing Plan
EOI Package No:
TF-093723
EOI Opening Date:
23/02/2017
EOI Closing Date
01/03/2017
EOI Description:
Consultancy Services For The Design Of A Redd+ Benefit Sharing Plan For The Ghana Cocoa-Forest Redd+ Programme (GCFRP) Area

A. BACKGROUND
The Government of the Republic of Ghana, represented by the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources in collaboration with the Forestry Commission of Ghana (FC), an implementing agency of the Ministry, intends to engage a Consultant to undertake the assignment as listed above.
Ghana has been implementing REDD+ Readiness Activities since 2011 with financial support from the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) of the World Bank and other local and international partners. The Climate Change Unit of the Forestry Commission serves as the National REDD+ Secretariat (herein referred to as NRS) and has responsibility for the coordination of Ghana's REDD+ process. Ghana has made significant progress on REDD+ readiness, with her REDD+ Readiness Package (R-package) endorsed by the Participants Committee of the FCPF in September 2016. Key activities under the four (4) FCPF's REDD+ Readiness thematic components, i.e.:

• Readiness Organisation and Consultation;
• REDD+ Strategy Preparation;
• Establishment of a Reference Emission Level/ Reference Level;
• Setting up of Monitoring System for Forests and Safeguards.

The first phase of Ghana's REDD+ Readiness was successfully completed in November, 2014 and Ghana has received Additional Funding from the FCPF for continuation and consequent completion of REDD+ Readiness activities to enable the country to fully develop the frameworks, systems and structures necessary for engagement in an international REDD+ mechanism.

Additionally, Ghana has also been selected into the pipeline of the FCPF Carbon Fund following approval of Ghana's Cocoa-Forest REDD+ Emissions Reduction Programme Idea Note (ER-PIN) by the Carbon Fund in Brussels in early April, 2014. In line with Ghana's emerging national REDD+ strategy options, the Ghana Cocoa-Forest REDD+ Program (GCFRP) targets the cocoa and forests mosaic landscape within the High Forest Zone, with a vision to reduce carbon emissions driven by expansionist cocoa farming practices and other agricultural drivers, whilst enhancing farmers' productivity and fostering a multi-stakeholder, public-private sector, collaborative effort across the program area. As part of the methodological framework requirements set out by the Carbon Fund for the development of the Emissions Reduction Program Documents (ERPDs), all Emissions Reduction (ER) programs should use clear and transparent benefit sharing mechanisms which respect customary rights to lands and territories and reflect broad community support so that REDD+ incentives are applied in an effective and equitable manner.

Based on the above and building on work already done under the first phase of REDD+ Readiness assessing options for benefit sharing schemes to be adopted for REDD+ based on existing benefit sharing schemes in the Forestry sector, a consultant is being hired to develop a Benefit Sharing Plan (BSP) for anticipated monetary (carbon) and non-monetary (non-carbon) benefits from the GCFRP. A BSP in this context is defined as a plan developed by the Emissions Reduction program Entity in accordance with the ER program document and the methodological framework of the Carbon fund.

B. OBJECTIVE OF ASSIGNMENT

The objective of this assignment is to develop a BSP through a transparent and inclusive process that respects the rights and privileges of all relevant stakeholders and also clearly defines the expected inputs, roles and responsibilities for achieving the desired Emissions Reduction. The BSP will elaborate on the benefit sharing arrangements for monetary and non-monetary benefits, as described in the ER program document and taking into account the important need for managing expectations among potential beneficiaries.

2.1 Attributes of the Benefit Sharing Plan

• The BSP should identify the potential beneficiaries and describe their eligibility to receive potential monetary and non-monetary benefits under the ER program and the types and scale of such potential monetary and non-monetary benefits should be culturally appropriate, gender and inter-generationally inclusive;
• The BSP should define the criteria, processes and timelines for the distribution of monetary and non-monetary benefits;
• The BSP should provide monitoring provisions for its implementation and also an opportunity for participation in the monitoring and or validation process by the beneficiaries themselves;
• The BSP should be prepared as part of a consultative, transparent and participatory process just as with the consultative processes of the GCFRP and should reflect inputs by relevant stakeholders including local communities;
• The BSP should be disclosed in a form, manner and language understandable to the affected stakeholders of the GCFRP;
• The design of the BSP should comply with relevant applicable laws, including national laws and any legally binding national obligations under relevant international laws as applicable, and conform to the Methodological Framework of the Carbon Fund.


C. SCOPE OF WORK

Working closely with the NRS and other key stakeholders, the Consultant shall develop a BSP for the GCFRP taking into consideration findings and recommendations of the review and assessment of a study on options for benefit sharing for REDD+ in Ghana conducted during Phase 1 of REDD+ Readiness (William and Ernest Foli et al. 2014). The development of the BSP shall be transparent, inclusive and undertaken in close collaboration with the NRS and other key stakeholders, especially local communities, women and vulnerable people. To effectively undertake this exercise, the consultant shall develop a consultation plan for convening and facilitating discussions on the BSP with cross-sections of key stakeholders in the NRM sector including policy makers (e.g. MLNR, COCOBOD, MESTI etc.), private sector actors especially actors involved in the design and implementation of the evolving GCFRP, and civil society actors and representatives of local communities.

Specific Tasks

a) Scoping of REDD+ rights in the context of the GCFRP
Consultant shall acquaint himself/herself with gaps in Ghana's legal framework with respect to benefit sharing, which are well-documented and related to the context of REDD+ in Ghana. Where these gaps are unlikely to be addressed in a short timeframe (e.g. legislation on tree tenure) for the development of the ERPD, the Consultant should suggest a working definition of REDD+ rights in the context of the GCFRP and how they meet universal principles of equity and effectiveness (based on options analysis). This scope should be subjected to vetting by the relevant stakeholders.
b) Establish Principles, Criteria and Indicators for Benefit Sharing
The consultant shall:
• define the expected benefits, both monetary and non-monetary, and the criteria for the classification of these benefits;
• through an extensive consultative process, determine the criteria for defining the share of benefits that goes to each beneficiary taking into consideration their contribution towards the successful implementation of the GCFRP.
c) Scoping and identification of actors and beneficiaries in the program area
The consultant shall:
• determine the key stakeholders (actors) and potential beneficiaries taking into account the scope and nature of benefits to be generated from the GCFRP;
• clearly define the roles and responsibilities of each actor or entity in the GCFRP;
• provide clarity on the identification of potential carbon and priority non-carbon (watershed management, soil management, etc) benefits, taking into consideration the implementation plan for the GCFRP;
• develop indicators for assessing the performance of different entities or actors involved in the implementation of the GCFRP;
• develop modalities for managing the risk of non-performance from any of the entities or actors within the GCFRP;
• propose a set of criteria for the selection of suitable representative for various stakeholder groups, especially local communities, who have the capacity and mandate to act on their behalf.
d) Clearly define the options for sharing of REDD+ benefits
The consultant shall propose appropriate percentages of ER revenue to be shared among different eligible beneficiaries based on varying responsibility scenarios.
The identified options should be assessed against a transparent list of criteria, including, but not limited to:
• Effectiveness (to what extent do the options proposed address the drivers of deforestation and forest degradation);
• Efficiency (what are the costs associated with running these options); and
• Equity in ensuring all relevant stakeholders are duly benefited (to what extent the proposed options promote fairness).
e) Management Arrangements for Benefit Sharing
The consultant shall:
• Propose a mechanism for the transparent and timely channelling of financial benefits targeted beneficiaries;
• Integrate and adapt the feedback and grievance redress mechanism (FGRM) developed for REDD+ in Ghana to the proposed BSP in a manner that ensures consistency and enables the FGRM to solve any grievances arising out of ER payments or benefits;
• Based on best practice, propose the rate and basis of update or review of the BSP if needed;
• Develop a monitoring and evaluation plan that promotes equity and fairness in the of the implementation of the BSP;
f) Establish a Benefit Sharing Plan
Finally the consultant should consolidate all the findings and results of tasks undertaken into a Benefit Sharing Plan detailing both carbon and non-carbon benefits, actors, beneficiaries and percentage share of benefits/risks to each stakeholder group. A roadmap should be developed to set up an institutional framework with supporting legal structures to facilitate the implementation of the BSP. In so doing, the consultant shall advise and prepare the most appropriate legal document that formally establishes the detailed BSP as well as associated sub-agreements that would eventually be signed between program potential beneficiaries and actors.
D. KEY DELIVERABLES AND OUTPUTS

Deliverables

The Consultancy is expected to last for a period of six (6) months and the expected deliverables are:

• Submission of an inception report indicating work schedule, methodology, planned consultations etc, two (2) weeks after signing of contract;
• Two monthly progress reports based on the validated work plan;
• First Draft Report of BSP four (4) weeks to the end of the contract (This report shall be subjected to key stakeholder review and re-submitted to the consultant for any edits);
• Submission of Draft Final BSP two weeks to the end of the contract (This report shall be subjected to National validation and re-submitted to the consultant for final edits);
• Submission of Final BSP by the end date of the contract.

Outputs

• Benefit Sharing Plan developed for the GCFRP area.

E. REQUIRED COMPETENCIES AND EXPERTISE

• In depth knowledge and understanding of Ghana's Forest Laws and Policy;
• Knowledge in international REDD+ Benefit sharing requirements;
• Experience in multi-stakeholder engagement processes;
• Familiarity with the Carbon Fund's methodological Framework for ER programs;
• Extensive knowledge in benefit sharing schemes within the forestry sector in Ghana;

F. EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE

• The consultant should have at least 5 years experience of research in the fields of either social science, natural resources or both. He or she should hold a minimum of a Masters degree in Social science and/or Natural Resource management with minimum 7 years working experience in collaborative resource management. The consultant should be assisted by a researcher with a minimum of a BSc in Natural resources or a related field.

G. LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

• Fluency in both written and spoken English
• Fluency in the most widely spoken language in the ERP area (i.e. Akan) will be a plus.

H. INSTITUTIONAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL ARRANGEMENTS

During the delivery of services, the Consultants shall be under the direct supervision of the Head, National REDD+ Secretariat or any staff of the NRS delegated by the Head for that responsibility. The Consultant shall also work closely with the World Bank Task Team Leader for the FCPF and other key national and international stakeholders.


The Forestry Commission of Ghana (FC) now invites eligible Consultant with proven capabilities and qualifications to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested Consultant must provide information indicating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the services (Description of similar assignments and experience in similar conditions, appropriate key staff). Consultants having the required experience and competence relevant to the assignment shall be assessed and compared, and the best qualified and experience Consultant shall be selected. Proposals shall be assessed by "Qualitative Assessment method" by which Consultant with the most appropriate qualifications and references shall be selected. Only the selected Consultant shall be asked to submit a Combined Technical and Financial Proposal.
  

EOI Name:
Consultancy Services for Sub-Transmission and Distribution Master Plan Studies for ECG
EOI Package No:
ECG/GEDAP 2ND AF/CS/2015/01
EOI Opening Date:
17/02/2017
EOI Closing Date
27/02/2017
EOI Description:
The Government of the Republic of Ghana has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Ghana Energy Development and Access Project III, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.

The Electricity Company of Ghana Ltd (ECG) is responsible for electricity distribution in southern Ghana, where it currently serves about 2.95 million customers. The Company intends preparing a power distribution Master Plan to address the country's power distribution requirements over the planning period 2017-2026. This is expected to guide investments in the ECG network in a timely and a much more coordinated manner.

The consulting services ("the Services") include following key tasks;
Task 1: Review of Existing Data and Studies
Task 2: Detailed Network Studies
Task 3: Undertake Preparation of Budgetary Cost Estimates
Task 4: Undertake Economic and Financial Justification
Task 5: Formulation of Power Distribution Master Plan
Task 6: Training & Capacity Development

The Electricity Company of Ghana Limited 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:
• General and years of experience of the firm(s)
• Summary of similar consultancies of the firm(s)
• Availability of appropriate skills amongst staff
• Demonstrated capacities to handle such assignments
  

EOI Name:
Consultancy Services for Feasibility Studies to Upgrade ECG's Sub-transmission/Primary Distribution Voltages to Higher Voltages
EOI Package No:
ECG/GEDAP 2ND AF/CS/2015/04
EOI Opening Date:
17/02/2017
EOI Closing Date
27/02/2017
EOI Description:
The Government of the Republic of Ghana has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Ghana Energy Development and Access Project — Second Additional Financing, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.
The Electricity Company of Ghana Limited (ECG) is a state-owned utility responsible for the distribution and retail of Electricity to customers in six regions out of the ten regions in Ghana.
ECG receives power from the Ghana Grid Company Ltd (GRIDCo) at the Bulk Supply Points (BSPs). At the BSPs, power is stepped down via power transformers from 161 kV at the GRIDCo end to 33 kV or at 11 kV (in some areas).
In the Urban centers, there are some express 33 kV sub-transmission networks linking the BSPs to 33/11 kV step-down primary substations. There are some 11 kV primary distribution feeders emanating from these sub-stations serving several customers (some at the 11 kV and the 0.4 kV voltage levels).
In the peri-urban centers, there are also 33 kV distribution feeders emanating from BSPs and other primary sub-stations, which step down power at 0.4 kV to serve other customers. In both the urban and the peri-urban centers, there are extensive low voltage (LV) networks distributing power to customers.
The company has been experiencing high-demand growth in the urban centers which is stretching its network beyond its limits. This has resulted in high system losses, increased suppressed demand and low customer end voltages. These have further led to deteriorated state of its distribution network and equipment failure reducing reliability of power supply and outage response time. This situation has compelled the company to embark on a number of investment projects to help address these challenges.

In an effort to reduce overall system losses and to improve system reliability and voltage profiles at customer ends, ECG wishes to undertake a detailed study into ascertaining whether or not to convert from the current Sub-transmission & Primary Distribution voltage levels to higher voltage levels in the urban areas.
The consulting services ("the Services") include following key tasks;
Task 1: System Studies and Analyses

The consultant shall be required to undertake the following;

• Carry out network studies on selected urban sub-transmission primary distribution networks of ECG for the existing voltage levels and propose optimum voltage levels for system conversion.
• Compute and cost the technical losses associated with the existing voltage levels and the proposed optimum voltage levels for system conversion.
• Carry out cost benefit analysis associated with existing and proposed voltage levels.
• Determine economical voltage level for power distribution.

Task 2: Training & Capacity Development for ECG Staff

During the execution of the entire assignment, the Consultant shall provide hands-on training to up to three (3) technical staff each from ECG who will be assigned to understudy the Consultants. At least two (2) weeks of this attachment shall be done in the Consultant's home office to enable the participants avail themselves of the Consultant's libraries and planning centers and other such facilities. The proposal of the Consultant shall indicate the approach and the methodology that shall be employed to achieve effective transfer of knowledge to the counterpart staff.

The Electricity Company of Ghana Limited 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:
• General and years of experience of the firm(s)
• Summary of similar consultancies of the firm(s)
• Availability of appropriate skills amongst staff
• Demonstrated capacities to handle such assignments
  

EOI Name:
Consultancy Services for Estimation of Level of Suppressed Demand in ECG
EOI Package No:
ECG/GEDAP 2ND AF/CS/2015/03
EOI Opening Date:
17/02/2017
EOI Closing Date
27/02/2017
EOI Description:
The Government of the Republic of Ghana has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Ghana Energy Development and Access Project III (GEDAP III), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.

The Electricity Company of Ghana Limited (ECG) is a state-owned utility responsible for the distribution and retail of Electricity to customers in six regions out of the ten regions in Ghana, namely Greater Accra, Volta, Eastern, Ashanti, Western and Central Regions.
ECG receives power from the Ghana Grid Company Ltd (GRIDCo) at the Bulk Supply Points (BSPs). At the BSPs, power is stepped down via power transformers from 161 kV at the GRIDCo end to 33 kV or at 11 kV (in some areas).
In the Urban centers, there are some express 33 kV sub-transmission networks linking the BSPs to 33/11 kV step-down primary substations. There are some 11 kV primary distribution feeders emanating from these primary sub-stations serving several customers (some at the 11 kV and the 0.4 kV voltage levels). In the peri-urban centers, there are also 33 kV distribution feeders emanating from BSPs and other primary sub-stations which steps down power at 0.4 kV to serve other customers. In both the urban and the peri-urban centers, there are extensive low voltage (LV) networks distributing power to customers.

Suppressed demand is very critical for proper demand and energy forecasting of a power system. It is again critical for the robust planning of an electrical network. It is defined as a desire to consume a product or service but due to barriers, this desire is not met. In simple language, suppressed demand is the unmet demand. These barriers include low income, poor infrastructure and low level of technology.
Over the years, the Electricity Company of Ghana Ltd (ECG) has been relying on a Suppressed Demand study undertaken by the Acres International of Canada in 1995. Since the time that this study was conducted, there have been several network interventions and that might have affected the suppressed demand value estimated by the Acres International. There is therefore the need to undertake a new study to arrive at a figure that will be reflective of our current network situation.


ECG intends to apply part of the funds under GEDAP III towards the Consultancy Services for Estimation of Level of Suppressed Demand in ECG. The objective of the consultancy is to carry out a detailed Suppressed Power Demand Assessment for the existing distribution network of ECG.

ECG requires the services of a suitably qualified Consultant to provide Consultancy Services for Estimation of Level of Suppressed Demand.

The consulting services ("the Services") include following key tasks;
• Undertake a study for the identification/categorization of barriers/constraints to electricity consumption
• Undertake a study for the estimation of suppressed demand in the ECG network based on barriers/constraints categorizations with the aid of operational and planning data
• Undertake a study to project/forecast the total suppressed demand over a 10 year planning horizon by taking into consideration planned investments projects in distribution, transmission and generation sectors of Ghana
• Update the existing demand & energy forecast model of ECG to cater for future anticipated suppressed demand
• Develop a work plan to minimize the level of anticipated suppressed demand in ECG within the planning horizon
• Produce a detailed report for the study

The Electricity Company of Ghana Limited 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 are:
• General and years of experience of the firm(s)
• Summary of similar consultancies of the firm(s)
• Availability of appropriate skills amongst staff
• Demonstrated capacities to handle such assignments
  

EOI Name:
Consultancy Services for Cost of Unserved Energy
EOI Package No:
ECG/GEDAP 2ND AF/CS/2015/02
EOI Opening Date:
17/02/2017
EOI Closing Date
27/02/2017
EOI Description:
The Electricity Company of Ghana Ltd (ECG) is responsible for electricity distribution in southern Ghana, where it currently serves about 2.95 million customers.
The existing distribution network of ECG as at December, 2014, comprises about 16,538 km of 33 kV network 15,469 km of 11 kV distribution network and approximately 67,342 km of low voltage distribution network (overhead lines and underground cables).
ECG receives power from the Ghana Grid Company Ltd (GRIDCo) through Bulk Supply Points (BSPs). As at June, 2016, there were 28 no. BSPs supply power to ECG. From these BSP's, power distribution is done through 101 no. Primary Substations (33/11kV) and over 20,816 no. Secondary Substations. Present System Aggregate Technical & Commercial (AT&C) losses as at December, 2015 are estimated at 22.72% of Energy purchases.
ECG has been experiencing a cumulative annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.3 % in demand for the last five (5) years. From the recent ECG Demand and Energy Forecast Study, the base case energy consumption is expected to grow at an annual average rate of 5.70% for the initial five forecast years (2016-2020) and 5.50% for the whole forecast period (2016-2025). Demand, on the other hand, is expected to grow at an average rate of 6.98% for the first five forecast years and 6.13% for the entire forecast period.
ECG has various customer categories in its operational areas. Over the years, the company has been experiencing power outages leading to poor network reliability indices, which are not meeting the industry standard. Effects of supply outages on these customer classes ought to be quantified. These figures will assist the company to undertake Reliability-centered Planning works and also quantifies the cost of un-served energy to customers, ECG and Ghana as a whole. The un-served energy costs will represent the value that electricity users attribute to security of electricity supply, and the estimates could be used to provide a price signal about the adequate level of security of supply in Ghana. A study will therefore be required to arrive at the cost of un-served energies to various customer classes. It will also be used in a variety of policies, and market design contexts.

The objective of the study is to come out with quantitative methods for different voltage levels within ECG's network and economic models for different sectors of the Ghanaian economy.
The consulting services ("the Services") include the following tasks;
Task 1: Data Gathering
Task 2: Carry out a study into ECG's operations to identify activities/issues in ECG leading/contributing to un-served energy/loss of revenue.
Task 3: Develop a Quantitative Model for estimation of Un-served Energy for different voltage levels in ECGs network
Task 4: Develop Economic Models for estimating cost of un-served energy for different sectors of the Ghanaian economy
Task 5: Assessment of the Cost of Un-served Energy for different sectors of the Ghanaian economy
Task 6: Assessment of the impact of Un-served Energy on ECG's Revenue Requirements
Task 9: Training & Capacity Development

The Electricity Company of Ghana Limited 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:
• General and years of experience of the firm(s)
• Summary of similar consultancies of the firm(s)
• Availability of appropriate skills amongst staff
• Demonstrated capacities to handle such assignments


  

EOI Name:
Individual Consultancy Services as SOCIAL SAFEGUARDS SPECIALIST with the Local Government Project Coordinating Unit (LGPCU) of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development.
EOI Package No:
MLGRD/GSWP/PM/014
EOI Opening Date:
17/02/2017
EOI Closing Date
02/03/2017
EOI Description:
The Government of Ghana has received funding from the World Bank towards the cost of implementation of the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area Sanitation and Water Project (GSWP) through the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD) and Ministry of Water Resources Works and Housing (MWRWH) and intends to apply part of the proceeds for Individual consulting services as Social Safeguards Specialist to supervise and manage the implementation and monitoring of social safeguards activities and ensure the Project is in compliance with the World Bank Social safeguards policies and relevant Government of Ghana (GoG) policies and laws.
The objective of the Project is to increase access to improved sanitation and improved water supply in the GAMA, with emphasis on low income communities and to strengthen management of environmental sanitation in the GAMA.
The project is designed to benefit:
• At least 250,000 people living in selected LIUCs (defined as those in which at least 75% of households live in a single room, and at least 75% of households use public toilets or other unacceptable sanitation facilities) within the GAMA, who will gain access to improved sanitation and water services;
• The population of the GAMA in general, who will benefit from improved planning, implementation and management of environmental sanitation services and reduced pollution.

Project Safeguards Issues
The Project is in World Bank environmental category A classification due to the potential adverse environmental and social impacts that are envisaged to result from the implementation of the project activities. Specifically, the Project triggers the World Bank's Environmental Assessment Policy (OP4.01) and Involuntary Resettlement Policy (OP 4.12), and project implementation will be carried out consistent with the Bank's safeguards policies. In pursuant to the requirements of the World Bank's, Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMP) and Resettlement Policy Framework (RPF) were prepared by the Government of Ghana as requirement for the implementation of the GAMA Project. The Ghana environmental assessment legislation are applicable for the Project implementation. Overall, the environmental and social impacts of the project is expected to be positive, through its support for infrastructure provision for improved water supply, increased access to basic sanitation, and improved natural and socioeconomic environment.
Scope of Services
The Social Safeguards Specialist will lead the implementation and monitoring of social safeguards activities and ensure the Project is in compliance with the World Bank Social safeguards policies and relevant Government of Ghana (GoG) policies and laws. The Social Safeguards Specialist should be conversant with the Ghana Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) regulations and procedures and the World Bank's safeguard policies, instruments and their application. Particular attention will be on the World Bank safeguards policy (OP4.12) Involuntary Resettlement. The Social safeguards Specialist's level of understanding should be adequate enough to facilitate the training and other capacity related activities on social and environmental safeguards for the project.
Duration of assignment
The assignment is expected to be undertaken within a an initial period of one (1) year, and may be subject to renewal based on satisfactory performance at the end of year one (1)

The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development now invites eligible Individual Consultants to indicate their interest in providing the Services as indicated above by submitting their curricula vitae towards selection for the assignment. Interested Individual Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services.

Qualifications
• Have a minimum of a master's degree in Social Sciences or related field
• Have at least 5 years of post-qualification, practical experience in social safeguards assessment and management, sustainable development, social protection, project implementation and capacity building.
• Be familiar with World Bank Safeguard policies, procedures and application; and conversant with Ghana EPA's environmental assessment regulations and procedures;
• At least 3 years' experience as a safeguards specialist on similar projects.
Key Skills, Knowledge and Competencies
The applicant should have:
• Appreciable knowledge of Ghana's Decentralization system and proven ability in working with the structures.
• Experience in social safeguards assessment, planning and implementation in Ghana
• Experience in safeguards assessment, planning and implementation and safeguards capacity development on World Bank -funded or other donor -funded projects.
• Experience in working on urban development programmes and be able to relate well with urban communities and local government institutions.
• Completed assignments and work activities with concern of accuracy, demonstrating attention to detail and thoroughness of performance.
• Ability to regularly review or check work to reduce errors and improve organisational systems/performance.
• Experience with environment and social institutions and their roles in governance at the national, regional, districts and community levels in Ghana
• Ability to write accurate reports
• Experience in the implementation of donor funded projects.

Only one (1) individual Social Safeguards Specialist shall finally be selected to perform the Services. The selection will be carried through competition among qualified short-listed individuals in which the selection will be based on the 'Individual Consulting Services selection criteria in accordance with the "Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits and Grants by World Bank Borrowers" dated January 2011 and revised July 2014". The Curriculum Vitae of Individuals having the required experience and competence relevant to the assignment shall be assessed and compared, and the best qualified and experienced individuals shall be selected.


The Curriculum Vitae must be delivered to the address (1) below by March 2, 2017 at 16.00pm


The Project Coordinating Unit
Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development
Location: Within the Premises of Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS)
Ogbojo, near Madina New Road Estate — Accra, Ghana.
Email: soteng@lgpcu.org
Tel. +233 (302)504739/40; Mob. +233 (0507443161
  

EOI Name:
Selection Consultant for the Provision of Consultancy Services for Training on Hygiene and Sanitation for the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area Sanitation and Water Project
EOI Package No:
MLGRD/CBT/GSWP/C4-CB/005
EOI Opening Date:
02/02/2017
EOI Closing Date
23/02/2017
EOI Description:
Lot 1: Provide Training on improved Hygiene and Sanitation Practices to special focus groups and change agents in 5 MMAs. The target is to directly reach at 6,500 persons who would act as change agents or role models in advancing hygiene practices in the targeted communities

Lot 2: Provide Training on improved Hygiene and Sanitation Practices to special focus groups and change agents in 6 MMAs. The target is to directly reach at 4,500 persons who would act as change agents or role models in advancing hygiene practices in the targeted communities
  

EOI Name:
Printing of 2016 and 2017 Annual Report on he Petroleum Funds
EOI Package No:
GR/MoF/EOI/001/2017
EOI Opening Date:
13/02/2016
EOI Closing Date
24/02/2017
EOI Description:
Printing of 2016 and 2017 Annual Report on he Petroleum Funds
  

EOI Name:
Selection Consultant for the Provision of Consultancy Services for Training on Hygiene and Sanitation for the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area Sanitation and Water Project (GAMA SWP)
EOI Package No:
MLGRD/CBT/GSWP/C4-CB/005
EOI Opening Date:
10/02/2017
EOI Closing Date
23/02/2017
EOI Description:
The Government of Ghana, acting through the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, is implementing the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA) Sanitation and Water Project (GAMASAWAP), funded through an IDA grant. The GAMA consists of 11 Metropolitan and Municipal Assemblies (MMAs) in the Greater Accra Region.

The objective of the project is to increase access to improved sanitation and improved water supply in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA), with emphasis on low income urban communities (LIUCs), and to strengthen management of environmental sanitation across the GAMA.
The project is designed to benefit:
• At least 250,000 people living in selected LIUCs (defined as those in which at least 75% of households live in a single room, and at least 75% of households use public toilets or other unacceptable sanitation facilities) within the GAMA, who will gain access to improved sanitation and water services;
• The population of the GAMA in general, who will benefit from improved planning, implementation and management of environmental sanitation services and reduced pollution.

The GAMA Sanitation and Water Project consists of four components. This assignment is under component 1 of the Project which is concerned with the provision of environmental sanitation and water supply services to priority low income areas of the GAMA.

The objective of this component is to increase access to environmental sanitation and water supply services in selected low income areas of the GAMA, with a strong focus on liquid sanitation (excreta disposal). The type and level of sanitation facilities and services and water supply will be identified and agreed with each community through a participatory process.

Activities under this component is further complemented by a parallel funding provided by the Global Partnership for Output-Based Aid (GPOBA), which will provide subsidies for on-site sanitation facilities.

Alongside the key objectives of the project, there is further emphasis on hygiene delivery with the intention of providing adequate training on hygiene to the beneficiary households under the project. In view of this, component 1 activities also include the development and implementation of a hygiene and sanitation behaviour change campaign targeted at low-income households, and a major learning and dissemination effort aimed at informing a large-scale institutionalized approach to upgrading sanitation in low-income urban communities in Ghana.

Under hygiene promotion and training, the target is to train at least 250,000 persons in improved hygiene and sanitation practices.

To achieve this, the project intends to apply part of the funds for consultancy services in Training on Sanitation and Hygiene in various low income communities within the GAMA municipalities. The services of hygiene training consultants will be engaged to provide capacity development in hygiene to the participating communities/assemblies


The main objective of this assignment is to:

LOT 1 - Provide training on improved Hygiene and Sanitation Practices to special focus groups and change agents in 5 MMAs. The target is to directly reach at least 6,500 persons who would act as change agents or role models in advancing hygiene practices in the targeted communities.

LOT 2 - Provide training on improved Hygiene and Sanitation Practices to special focus groups and change agents in 6 MMAs. The target is to directly reach at least 4,500 persons who would act as change agents or role models in advancing hygiene practices in the targeted communities.

Notes:
MMAs in LOT 2 - Ga South Municipal Assembly (GSMA), Ga Central Municipal Assembly (GCMA), Ga West Municipal Assembly (GWMA), Ga East Municipal Assembly (GEMA), La Nkwatanang Madina Municipal Assembly (LANMA) and Adenta Municipal Assembly (AdMA).

MMAs in LOT 1 - Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA), Ledzokuku - Krowor Municipal Assembly (LEKMA), La Dadekotopon Municipal Assembly (LADMA) and Ashaiman Municipal Assembly (ASHMA)


The target groups are; Managers of CHPs Compounds/Local Health Centers, One-mother groups, Environmental Health Officers (EHOs), CDOs, SHEP, and other identifiable target groups.

The Consultant(s) shall provide hygiene training to GAMA /Metro-municipal Assemblies (MMAs) Communities and Schools in Hygiene Promotion and Sanitation Delivery.

The Scope shall cover:
• Safe sanitation practices
• Personal and Household Hygiene
• Food Hygiene
• Household water treatment and storage (for training on Household water treatment and storage, the consultant will be expected to indicated number of households reached with training on HWTS)
• Development of training toolkit
• Cholera response, management and containment

As part of reporting, the consultant is expected to include flyers/toolkit for hygiene education and training. The assignment is expected to be undertaken within a period of 12 months, and expected to start immediately after selection.

The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development now invites eligible firm to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested firms should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services.

Firms are allowed to express interest in any lot, or all lots. A maximum of two firms shall finally be selected to perform the Services. The Selection will be based on the Consultant Qualification Selection (CQS) in accordance to the "Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits and Grants by World Bank Borrowers" dated January 2011". Consultant having the required experience and competence relevant to the assignment shall be assessed and compared, and the best qualified and experienced firm shall be selected. Only the selected firm shall be asked to submit a combined technical and financial proposal and, if such proposal is responsive and acceptable, be invited to negotiate a contract. Both technical and financial aspects of the proposal may be negotiated.

The short listing criteria are:
• A brief description of the organisation including its legal status
• An outline of at least two (2) recent experiences on assignments of a similar nature. For each assignment, the outline should indicate, inter alia, duration of the assignment, contract amount, and the activities undertaken by the firm.
• Specific experience of firm or key staff in Ghana
• Availability of staff with appropriate skills and Experience
• A brief methodology on the strategies to be employed in undertaking the assignment


Shortlisted firms shall be compared using the criteria below:

Criterion Points
Specific experience of the Consultant (as a firm) relevant to the Assignment 20
Training Program - adequacy and quality of the proposed methodology, and work plan in responding to the Terms of Reference 50
Key Experts' qualifications and competence for the Assignment:
• Team Leader (10 Marks)
• Public Health & Hygiene Expert (10 Marks)
• Community Development Expert (10 Marks) 30
Total 100


The attention of interested firm is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers, dated January 2011 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub consultancy to enhance their qualifications.

Further information and Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment can be obtained at the addresses below during office hours between 10.00 to 16.00 hours.

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below in person by 16.00Hrs GMT on February 23, 2017.


Addresses for further Information and delivery of Expression of Interest

The Project Coordinator
Project Coordinating Unit
Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development
Location: Within the Premises of Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS)
Ogbojo, near Madina New Road Estate — Accra, Ghana.
Email: soteng@lgpcu.org
Tel. +233 (302)504739/40; Mob.: +233 (0243404705)

  


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