D: Qualification Requirements/Short listing Criteria: National Procurement Authority on behalf of Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW), GoIRA, now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the services described under paragraph 3 above. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The short listing criteria are: a) The Consultant should be registered legal entity and should have been in business for at least the last 5 years in providing Consultancy Services of similar assignments. (The consultant is required to provide the Copy of the Certificate of Incorporation issued by relevant authority in country of establishment). b.) The consultant shall demonstrate having sound financial situation by submitting audited financial reports or any other credible financial documents in which the consultant annual turnover for any of the last Five (5) years (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018) shall be USD 2,824,000 (Tow, Million and Eight Hundred Twenty-Four Thousand US Dollars). having executed during the last five (5) years of similar nature indicating the duration, value, years of performance, which should showcase the expertise/strength of the consultant for the undertaking such assignments. The Consultant while describing the assignment(s) for similar experience should furnish the following details: c.) The consultant should provide proven experience for a minimum of at least one contract with the value of US$ 1,547,000 (One Million Five Hundred Forty-Seven Thousand US Dollar). The Consultant while describing the assignment(s) for similar experience should furnish the following details:  Consultant should explain in what way the executed assignment(s) was/were similar in nature to the current assignment.  The Consultant should explain the exact role played by the Consultant in the assignment if the assignment was carried out in association with other firms as JV or in sub-consultancy for carrying out the assignment. d.) Consultant having some regional experience is desirable. e.) The requirements for Consultants who intends to associate with other firm(s) in the form of a Joint Venture (JV) or sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications are indicated as under: i. The lead partner is required to be identified clearly and state the composition and nature of their association (JV/ sub-consultant) in their EOI. In case of JV, the following minimum requirements shall be fulfilled: a) Lead Partner: Shall meet at least 60% of the shortlisting criteria for annual turnover and experiences requirement defined under Part 5 above (Qualification Requirements/Short listing Criteria), paragraphs (b) and (c) respectively. b) JV Partner: Shall meet at least 25% of the shortlisting criteria for annual turnover and experiences requirement defined under Part 5 above (Qualification Requirements/Short listing Criteria), paragraphs (b) and (c) respectively. When fulfilling the above minimum requirements, in aggregate, either the lead member and/ or JV partner(s) shall meet at least 100% of the short listing criteria referred to above. ii. The short listing criteria provided under Part 5 above (Qualification Requirements/Short listing Criteria), paragraphs (b) and (c) will not be applied for sub-consultant. f.) The Consultant should furnish only true and factual information in the EOI (for itself, its partners and sub-consultant(s), if any). By an act of submission of an EOI against this REoI, the Consultant shall be deemed to be aware that for any misrepresentation by the Consultant in regards to its EOI including any qualification documents/ information about the consultant itself, its partner and/ or sub-consultant detected at any stage of selection process or during execution of the resultant contract, if successful, the Consultant will be prosecuted under the Laws of Afghanistan. g.) Note: The similar contract submitted by the consultant will be considering for value, as the measurof inflation rate reflected in the annual budget of that year. e
Consultancy Services for detail design for Kama Irrigation & Hydropower Project( KIHP)
REVISED-REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES – FIRMS SELECTION) Country: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Assignment Title:Consultancy Services for detail design for Kama Irrigation & Hydropower Project( KIHP) Duration of Assignment: 18 Months Implementing Agency: Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW) Duty Station: Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan Contract Type: Lump Sum Reference No: NPA/MEW/98/CS-2405/QCBS A: Background: Afghanistan is a landlocked country, located in the heart of Asia. It encompasses a geographic area of 652,225 sq. km. Most of the rivers and streams in Afghanistan flow only during spring and early summer and remain dry rest of the year, although the total quantum of water available in these rivers and streams on an annual basis are significant. This asymmetry in the demand – resource pattern results in failure to meet agricultural and other developmental requirements. In addition, the peak flows sometimes cause floods, damaging lives and properties. Afghanistan’s water and power infrastructure are literally in ruins and its rugged terrain and seasonally harsh climate cause the population to suffer, among others, from shortages of clean water and electricity. The availability of water is a major problem in rural and urban areas due to its scarcity, mismanagement and damaged water systems. The country as a whole use less than one-third of its potential of 75,000 million cubic meters of water resources; regional differences in supply, inefficient use and wastage ensure that a large part of the country experiences scarcity of water. Ravaged for more than two decades by war and civil strife, the irrigation sector in the entire country has suffered enormously, and is in dire need of an accelerated program to expand its agricultural production facilities. In Afghanistan for developing of large-scale hydropower and irrigation projects, sustainable and reliable sources of water are needed, but in Afghanistan there is normally plenty of water and peak flows in many rivers during spring and early summer and often don’t have any flows or small flows in late summer and early fall. Therefore, development and regulation of the rivers/streams system is needed to provide reliable water supplies throughout the year, control flood damages, supply of water for domestic use, irrigation and hydropower generation, etc. To achieve the above objectives construction of storage and water diversion dams are needed to be constructed across the rivers in suitable locations. • General project description The project is located in Kama district of Nengrahar province, in east of Afghanistan. This region lies some 25 km to the east of Jalalabad city, the project area is surrounded in the north by high mountains, in the west by Konar River and in the south and east by Kabul River. The diversion dam, which is to be constructed across the Konar River, lies on a latitude of 34°27'38" N and a Longitude of 70°33'12'' E. The project region is accessible through the Kama Bridge constructed over the Konar River at the beginning of Jalalabad – Asadabad road. The total period for Detail design of Kama Irrigation & Hydropower Project (KIHP) is 18 months. Ministry of Energy and water is seeking for a competent Consultant firm to conduct the detail design for the above-mentioned project as per the specified scope of work, and applicable codes and standards. • Award of previous feasibility contract The Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW) of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan awarded the Feasibility Study of Kama Irrigation and Hydropower Project (KIHP) to Mahab Ghodss Consulting Engineering Company in 2007. • Earlier Studies In 1973, an initial feasibility study of the Kama area was carried out by the Japanese Company, Sanyu Consultant Inc., and the project potential was identified in the feasibility study concerning the irrigation of 9000 Ha of existing irrigated land and 3000 Ha of new command area, and only in an annex were certain possibilities for the generation of hydroelectric power considered in preliminary way. In June 1975 Asian Development Bank (ADB) invited The Electro-Watt Engineering Services Ltd (Electro-Watt) to submit a technical proposal for preparation of a full feasibility study of the incorporation of a hydropower plant in the Kama irrigation scheme. The Sanyu feasibility study was supplemented by a study prepared and submitted by in 1976 by Electro-Watt Engineering Services Ltd., This expanded the KIHP potential by incorporating a multipurpose component. Electro-Watt concluded that a power plant having an installed capacity of 45 MW is economically viable. • Kama Project Characteristics The principle and salient features of the Project proposed during feasibility studies are as follows (but shall not be limited to): 1. The diversion dam and its appurtenances (silt excluders, Free over flow weir, Gated Spillway, Sluice Way, Fish Ladder, fore bay, Intake Structure and settling Basin, Earthen Dyke at right bank…….) 2. The water conveyance canals and tunnels to powerhouse 3. The irrigation canals and tunnels, for irrigation development of the region 4. The penstock, the powerhouse (hydropower plant) and the tailrace tunnel 5. Main Irrigation and Drainage Networks for Kama, Gerdab and Gushta Plains 6. Pipeline Network 7. Form Irrigation/Drainage Network 8. Pump stations For more details, the Consultant have referred to Annex D (Feasibility Study) of Kama Irrigation & Hydropower Project (KIHP). B: Objectives of the Assignment: 1. The project will cover detailed design, drawings, construction technical specification, complete BOQ and technical documents required for tendering and QA/ QC checklist for construction phase of the Kama Irrigation and Hydropower Project (KIHP). 2. The Kama Irrigation and Hydropower Project main features are as stated above but shall not be limited to the above-mentioned main features. 3. The consultant shall review the feasibility study and determine the most attractive alternative diversion dam type, axis location and its appurtenances. Powerhouse location, water conveyance system and tailrace configuration shall be reexamined. The Main irrigation and drainage networks configuration and main canals, tunnels, pump stations, pipeline network, form Irrigation/Drainage Network as described in the feasibility study shall be reexamined by the consultant in the initial stages of the project. Also, the generated power evacuation to nearest substation shall be designed. A report will be prepared by the consultant (during the inception phase of the project) giving recommendations on the project configuration and type of major structures with particular focus on the main structure of the project. The report will be available for presentation and discussion with MEW at the time of inception report presentation. 4. MEW will examine the recommendations, in a value engineering review, and decide the configuration, size, and type of structures which will be taken to the detail design stage, and construction tender document preparation stage of the project. C: Scope of the services Consultant shall perform all the activities needed for complete detail design of the project, profound study of diversion dam axis and its appurtenances, type of dam, hydropower generation and its evacuation, max irrigable area and irrigation networks for (Kama, Gerdab & Gushta) plains , water conveyance canals and tunnels for powerhouse and irrigation, pump stations, pipeline network and form irrigation/ drainage network as well as adequate analysis regarding technical, financial, economic and constructability aspects and others as required for completion of the detail design, out of multiple options proposed by consultant, and prepare construction specification in compliance with applicable international accepted codes and standards and QA/ QC checklists to ensure construction is carried out to the expected quality, prepare technical tender documents, schedule and BoQ for construction phase. Consultant will do the following but shall not be limited to: • Desk study of the existing feasibility report. • Complete Site visit of the project to assess the shortages (if any) of the feasibility study and give recommendations for improvement. • Reexamine the Diversion Dam location, type and configuration recommendation in the feasibility study and recommend the most technically feasible, economically viable and attractive type of structure and configuration and report on the findings during the inception report/ phase of the project. • Reexamine the Powerhouse tailrace location, penstock, tunnels, canals, generated power evacuation and configuration recommendation in the feasibility study and recommend the most attractive type of structure and configuration and report on the findings during the inception phase of the project. • Reexamine the irrigation configuration, main, secondary, tertiary canals, tunnels and command area as described in the feasibility study for Kama, Gerdab and Gushta plains and recommend the most attractive type of structures and configurations and report on the findings during the inception report/ phase of the project. • Prepare a detailed design and calculations of the recommended diversion dam configuration and its appurtenances for review, in conformance with international standards, particularly USBR, USACE, ICOLD and ICID. • Prepare a detailed design and calculations for review of the tunnels and canals for irrigation areas of Kama, Gerdab and Gushta plains. • Prepare a detailed design and calculations for review of the conveyance tunnels and canals. • Prepare a detailed design and calculations for review of the diversion dam and its appurtenances (silt excluders, Free over flow weir, Gated Spillway, Sluice Way, Fish Ladder, fore bay, Intake Structure and settling Basin, Earthen Dyke at right bank…….) • Prepare a detailed design for the power-house including the hydro-mechanical equipment necessary for optimal MW installed capacity and evacuation of generated power to the nearest substation. • Prepare a detailed design for the Pump stations and its related components and structures. • Prepare a detailed design for pipeline network and form Irrigation/Drainage Network • Upon approval of the designs the consultant shall provide all final designs, calculations, reports and drawings, and technical bidding documents which are required, for the tendering and construction of Kama Irrigation and Hydropower Project. • Prepare all dam safety documents conforming to the requirements of World Bank OP 4.37, and World Commission on Dams, and United States Bureau of Interior “Safety Evaluation of Existing Dams” (SEED) Manual; • Prepare technical tender documents including BoQ and cost loaded schedule for construction • Visit the project site, collect, review and analyze the existing data and information regarding the project site • Taking measurements and getting new data if needed. • Investigations below are required but not limited to: a. Topographic survey. b. Geological and geophysical investigation c. Geotechnical investigation d. Hydrology data analyzing, filling the Gaps and accessing the optimal amount of water. e. Seismology f. Construction material and barrow areas survey g. Other investigation as required by MEW • Determine the optimal hydropower generation, and irrigation development plan • Determine the optimal pump stations to serve for irrigation of the projects. • All the above services shall be arranged and submitted to the Client (MEW) for approval in five reports including the Inception report, Interim report No.1, Interim Report No.2, Draft final report and Final report. The components of all the above-mentioned reports are described in details in the next sections of the TOR. The Consultant shall keep in mind that the services and tasks described herein cannot be considered as the complete and comprehensive description of the Consultant’s services and duties. It is rather the Consultant’s responsibility to critically verify the scope of the services indicated herein, and to propose modifications in his proposal wherever he deems it necessary according to his own professional judgment and the knowledge that he will acquire during the preparation of his proposal. It is understood that the Consultant shall perform all the services/work as necessary to fulfill the objectives of the Consultancy Contract. For further information on the scope of the services, you can access the draft ToR under the above mentioned assignment title and reference number from the NPA website: www.ageops.net. (Some changes may be expected in the ToR when issuing the Request for Proposal) D:Qualification Requirements/Short listing Criteria: National Procurement Authority on behalf of Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW), GoIRA, now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the services described under paragraph 3 above. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The short listing criteria are: a) The Consultant should be registered legal entity and should have been in business for at least the last 5 years in providing Consultancy Services of similar assignments. (The consultant is required to provide the Copy of the Certificate of Incorporation issued by relevant authority in country of establishment). b.) The consultant shall demonstrate having sound financial situation by submitting audited financial reports or any other credible financial documents in which the consultant annual turnover for any of the last Five (5) years (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018) shall be USD 2,824,000 (Tow, Million and Eight Hundred Twenty-Four Thousand US Dollars). having executed during the last five (5) years of similar nature indicating the duration, value, years of performance, which should showcase the expertise/strength of the consultant for the undertaking such assignments. The Consultant while describing the assignment(s) for similar experience should furnish the following details: c.) The consultant should provide proven experience for a minimum of at least one contract with the value of US$ 1,547,000 (One Million Five Hundred Forty-Seven Thousand US Dollar) or Two contracts which in aggregate completes the above given value having executed during any of the last Five (5) years of similar nature indicating the duration, value, years of performance, which should showcase the expertise/strength of the consultant for the undertaking such assignments. The Consultant while describing the assignment(s) for similar experience should furnish the following details:  Consultant should explain in what way the executed assignment(s) was/were similar in nature to the current assignment.  The Consultant should explain the exact role played by the Consultant in the assignment if the assignment was carried out in association with other firms as JV or in sub-consultancy for carrying out the assignment.  In order to calculate the monetary value of similar contracts provided by the consultants, consider the size of the inflation rate according to the budget document for the same fiscal year. d.) Consultant having some regional experience is desirable. e.) The requirements for Consultants who intends to associate with other firm(s) in the form of a Joint Venture (JV) or sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications are indicated as under: i. The lead partner is required to be identified clearly and state the composition and nature of their association (JV/ sub-consultant) in their EOI. In case of JV, the following minimum requirements shall be fulfilled: a) Lead Partner: Shall meet at least 60% of the shortlisting criteria for annual turnover and experiences requirement defined under Part 5 above (Qualification Requirements/Short listing Criteria), paragraphs (b) and (c) respectively. b) JV Partner: Shall meet at least 25% of the shortlisting criteria for annual turnover and experiences requirement defined under Part 5 above (Qualification Requirements/Short listing Criteria), paragraphs (b) and (c) respectively. When fulfilling the above minimum requirements, in aggregate, either the lead member and/ or JV partner(s) shall meet at least 100% of the short listing criteria referred to above. ii. The short listing criteria provided under Part D above (Qualification Requirements/Short listing Criteria), paragraphs (b) and (c) will not be applied for sub-consultant. f.) The Consultant should furnish only true and factual information in the EOI (for itself, its partners and sub-consultant(s), if any). By an act of submission of an EOI against this REoI, the Consultant shall be deemed to be aware that for any misrepresentation by the Consultant in regards to its EOI including any qualification documents/ information about the consultant itself, its partner and/ or sub-consultant detected at any stage of selection process or during execution of the resultant contract, if successful, the Consultant will be prosecuted under the Laws of Afghanistan. g.) Note: The similar contract submitted by the consultant will be considering for value, as the measurof inflation rate reflected in the annual budget of that year. e h.) 5. Legal References The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to Chapter 4 of Procurement Procedure: Process of Request for Proposal, Saratan 1395 issued by NPA, Government of Islamic republic of Afghanistan. In addition, please refer to the following information on conflict of interest related to this assignment as Rule112 of Procurement Procedure: All employees connected with this procurement, Evaluation Committee, Opening Committee, Award Authorities, Members of National Procurement Commission are required, prior to start or approval of any type of Procurement activity; to declare their state of Conflict of Interest in case such Conflict of Interest exist. The consultants are also required to maintain high standard of ethics throughout the procurement process. The consultants can download the Public Procurement Law and Procedure from: www.ageops.net. 6. Method of Selection A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS) set out in Rule 57 of Procurement Procedures. 7. Submission of EOI Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, by mail, or by e-mail) by March 30, 2019 at 13:00 Hrs. (Kabul Local Time). The EOI with all details should, preferably, not exceed 40 pages in total Further information in respect to this REOI can be obtained at the address below by email or in person during office hours [08:00-04:00 Hours]. For the purpose of clarifications, the address is as follows: Attention: Ahmad Noor Shinwari Procurement Specialist (Directorate of Projects Analysis and Programs Development (PAPD)) National Procurement Authority (NPA), AOP Pashtunestan Wat, Kabul, Afghanistan Phone Number: +93(0)202147554 Email: ahmad.shinwari@npa.gov.af, copied to aziz.obaidi@npa.gov.af , raminnoori123@gmail.com & wais.rahimi@npa.gov.af For submission of EOI, the address is: Attention: Safiullah Alokozai Procurement Liaison Specialist| Evaluation Facilitation Secretariat|Deputy Operation & Resources| Address: National Procurement Authority (NPA) Administrative Office of the President (AOP), Pashtunestan Wat, Kabul, Afghanistan | Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Office PH NO: +93 (0) 20-214-7488| + (93) 791 045 505 Email: Email: Safiullah.Alokozai@npa.gov.af, copied to raminnoori123@gmail.com, & Mirwais.rahimi@npa.gov.af, Ahmad.Naqshbandi@npa.gov.af Web site: www.npa.gov.af