THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA
FEDERAL MINISTRY OF WATER RESOURCES
3RD NATIONAL URBAN WATER SECTOR REFORM PROJECT
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR DEVELOPMENT OF BILLING SYSTEM SOFTWARE AND TARIFF STUDIES IN ADAMAWA & KEBBI STATE WATER AGENCIES
COUNTRY: NIGERIA
PROJECT TITLE: 3RD NATIONAL URBAN WATER SECTOR REFORM PROJECT
CREDIT NO.: CR5416-NG
ASSIGNMENT TITLE: CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR DEVELOPMENT OF BILLING SYSTEM SOFTWARE AND TARIFF STUDIES IN ADAMAWA & KEBBI STATE WATER AGENCIES
REFERENCE NO.: 3NUWSRP/CQS/BTS/2019

The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) has received financing from the World Bank towards the cost of the Third National Urban Water Sector Reform Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds for the consultancy services for development of billing system software and tariff studies in Adamawa & Kebbi States.

OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSIGNMENT
The objective of the assignment is to enable each State Water Agency develop a billing and collection system that will support the cost recovery improvement and also conduct a study and come up with a modification of the present tariff system to ensure the sustainability of water supply services of Yola & Birnin Kebbi.

SCOPE OF ASSIGNMENT
The Scope of the Service will include but not limited to the following:
(i) Development of suitable billing and collection softwares
(ii) Conduct Tariff studies and develop Tariff guidelines for SWAs

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT
All firms, and those in a consortium MUST provide evidence of the following statutory documents obtained locally or from the country of origin;
• Verifiable evidence of certificate of Incorporation or equivalent registration documents, copies of Memorandum and Article of Association and Form C07
• Verifiable evidence of Tax Clearance Certificate (TCC) and Returns to the respective authorities in countries of operation/origin for the last three years (2016, 2017 & 2018);
• Audited financial statements of firm or firms within the consortium for the last three years. 2016, 2017 & 2018 (Statements must be duly certified by licensed Auditors)
In addition to above, it is mandatory for the local consultants to provide verifiable evidence of the following;
• Compliance with the Industrial Training Fund Amendment Act 2011 by inclusion of Compliance Certificate from the 6 Industrial Training Fund (ITF) for (2019) of the firm or firms within the consortium.
• Compliance with Pension Reform Act, 2004, by inclusion of Compliance Certificate from the National Pension Commission (PENCOM) for 2019 of the firm or firms within the consortium.

SUBMISSION OF EXPRESSIONS OF INTERESTS (EOIs)
The Federal Ministry of Water Resources now invites eligible firm or Joint Venture to indicate interest in providing these services for any and/or all the lots as indicated, interested Consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services. Short listing criteria are as follows:
(a) Minimum of 10 years of professional experience in development utility software and computerized billing systems for utilities like water and electricity.
(b) Experience of at least 2 successfully completed utility computerized billing exercise within the last 10 years.
(c) Availability of suitable professional personnel with requisite cognate experience and competency.
(d) Documentary evidence of similar contract award/completion. Consultants
may associate to enhance their qualifications.

One original and two copies of the Expression of Interest must be delivered to the address below not later than 10 January, 2020 by 12:00noon in a sealed envelope dearly marked “Expression of Interest for Consultancy Services for Development of Billing System Software and Tariff Studies in Adamawa & Kebbi States”.

The Consultant will be selected using Quality and Cost Based Selection (CQS) method, and in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers, published in January 1997 (revised September 1997, January 1999, May 2002 & May, 2004 and 2011).

All submissions should be addressed to:
The National Project Coordinator
Project Coordinating Unit
National Urban Water Sector Reform
Project
Federal Ministry of Water Resources
No 15, Ajesa Street, Wuse II
Abuja

For further information or enquiries, please contact the National Project Coordinator, Engr. Dahiru Abdulkareem
Phone: +234 (0) 8033302536;
E-mail: ozikarim@gmail.com

NOTE: The Ministry is not bound to shortlist any consultant.

SIGNED:
MRS. EKARO COMFORT C.
PERMANENT SECRETARY
FEDERAL MINISTRY OF WATER RESOURCES
AREA 1 SECRETARIAT, GARKI- ABUJA