NIGERIA EROSION AND WATERSHED MANAGEMENT PROJECT – NEWMAP
NIGER STATE PROJECT MANAGEMENT UNIT
REQUEST FOR BIDS
ONE-ENVELOP BIDDING PROCESS
NAME OF PROJECT: NIGERIA EROSION AND WATERSHED MANAGEMENT
CONTRACT TITLE: GIS-BASED MAPPING OF EROSION AND WATER CONSERVATION STRUCTURES IN NIGER STATE
LOAN NO/CREDIT NO.: IDA 51050
RFB REFERENCE NO.: NG-NIGER SPMU-107338-NC-RFB
The Government of Nigeria has initiated the preparation of the erosion and watershed management project (NEWMAP). The Project is supported with financing from the World Bank to the tune of $550 million. The Agency at the Federal level is the Federal Ministry Environment (FME), Department of Erosion, Flood and Coastal Zone Management. State and local governments, local communities and CSO’s are, or will be involved in the project, given that the Project is a multi-sector operation the involving MDAS concerned with water resources management, public works, agriculture, regional and town planning, Earth and natural resources information, and disaster risk management. NEWMAP activities currently involve nineteen states, namely: Anambra, Abia, Cross-River, Edo, Enugu, Ebonyi, Imo, Delta, Kogi, Akwa Ibom, Nasarawa, Niger, Plateau, Gombe, Borno, Oyo, Kano and Sokoto. NEWMAP is designed to support participating states and local governments to reduce vulnerability to erosion and development of watersheds. The overall objective of NEWMAP is “to restore degraded lands and reduce longer-term erosion vulnerability in targeted areas.
“The Project includes four components, namely:
• Component 1: Investment in Targeted Areas to support on the ground interventions that address, prevent and reverse land degradation
• Component 2: Institutional development and information Systems Of Erosion Management and
Watershed planning to address long term sustainability by strengthening the enabling Federal and states MDAs on the environment with a view to addressing erosion and watershed degradation problems in a comprehensive manner across sectors and states.
• Component 3: Climate Change Agenda Support Outcomes focus on providing tools and approaches for government to become better equipped to respond to climate change, and on supporting demonstration projects on the ground to test the viability and scaling-up potential of low-carbon development options.
• Component 4: Project management to support at federal and state levels to implement this project including
a. procurement and financial management;
b. social and environmental safeguards issues;
c. strategic project communications and outreach;
d. project M&E, including two Mid-Term Reviews; and
e. An impact evaluation fully integrated into M&E arrangements that will help build replicable intervention models during implementation.
At the time of project preparation, the sub-projects were not identified. Consequently, specific information on some numbers of sub-projects, site location, local communities, physical land features, nature etc. was not available. Yet it is envisaged the NEWMAP activities will involve civil works that is construction and/or rehabilitation of gullies thus triggering the Bank’s resettlement policy. This could result in acquisition of land, loss of access and property which might cause involuntary resettlement.
The ecological problems in the state include flooding, drought and general impoverishment of the soil through gully erosion and deforestation. These problems are further compounded by the annual station bush burning of the savannah that further exposes the top soil to more erosion. Floods pose a problem on the flood plains during the rainy season, while aridity is a problem to several areas at short distances from the rivers during the dry season. Much damage is done to land and property as a result of these phenomena.
With the challenge of climate change and global warming, the rivers have always had the tendency to overrun their banks, leading to frequent displacement of people living along riverbeds and floodplains, as well as loss of farmlands and Livelihoods. Consequently, following the devastating floods of 2012, the State Government saw the need to nip in the bud any future threats, thus seeking the assistance of the World Bank through the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) intervention.
Against this background, the Project Management Unit of Niger State NEWMAP wants to commission various studies aimed at effectuating successful implementation of the NEWMAP in the state. One of the assignments is the Mapping of Gully Erosion/flood Sites and the generation of Land Resource Inventory data within a geographic information system (GIS) framework. This will aid in knowing the status of gully erosion sites and land resources in the State and effective management and monitoring of all erosion and flood sites in the State. The mapping will also underpin project presentation and reporting on key status of erosion sites especially the sites for the NEWMAP GRASS component.
2. The Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) Niger State Project Management Unit (SPMU) now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the Mapping of Gully Erosion/flood Sites and the generation of Land Resource Inventory data within a geographic information system (GIS) framework.
3. Bidding will be conducted through National Competitive Procurement using a Request for Bids (RFB) as specified in the World Bank’s “Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers dated July 2016, revised November 2017 (‘Procurement Regulations, and is open to eligible Bidders as defined in the Procurement Regulations.
4. Interested eligible Bidders may obtain further information from the Project Coordinator, Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project, Niger State Project Management Unit during the hours of 10am-4pm at the address given below.
5. The Bidding Document in English Language may be purchased by interested Bidders upon the submission of a written application to the address below and upon payment of non-refundable fee of N50, 000 to be paid to the Account Department of the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) Niger State Project Management Unit. The bidding Document to be obtained from the office of the Procurement Officer of the Project.
6. Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before 14 November, 2019 at 12:00 noon. Electronic Bidding will not be permitted. Late Bids will be rejected. Bids will be publically opened in the presence of the Bidders’ designated representatives and anyone who chooses to attend at the address below on 14 November, 2019 by 12:00 noon.
7. Bids must be accompanied by a ‘Bid Security of N10, 000.00 of Irrevocable Bank draft from a reputable commercial Bank.
8. The address referred to above is
Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP), Niger State Project Management Unit, No. 7 Habibu Shuaibu Road by Federal Secretariat Minna, Niger State.
Usman Garba Ibeto