Invitation for Request for Expressions of Interest    Status:Cancelled


Ministry/Division : Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives
Agency : Department of Public Health Engineering (DPHE)
Procuring Entity Name : Project Director, Bangladesh Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project & Head of Project Preparation Team of the proposed BMWSSP, DPHE.
Procuring Entity Code :
Procuring Entity District : Dhaka
Expression of Interest for Selection of : Individual Consultant (National)  (Time-Based)
Title Of Service : Request for Expression of interest (EOI) for Procurement Specialist (PS), under the TAPP (proposed) “Project formulation for the proposed Bangladesh Municipal Water Supply and Sanitation Project (BMWSSP)”, (Contract Package No. S-07).
EOI Ref. No. : Memo No: PD/BRWSSP, DPHE/ 1246
Date : 21/01/2018


Procurement Sub-Method : Selection of Individual Consultants (SIC)


Budget and Source of Funds : Development Budget Grant/Credit
Development Partners : PPA IDA Credit No. V093-BD


Project/Programme Name : Project formulation for the proposed Bangladesh Municipal Water Supply and Sanitation Project (BMWSSP).
EOI Closing Date and Time : 15/02/2018 3.00 PM


Brief Description of Assignment : The Government of People’s Republic of Bangladesh has received a project preparation advance (IDA credit No. V093) from the International Development Association (IDA) towards the cost of “Project Formulation for the Proposed Bangladesh Municipal Water Supply and Sanitation Project through the Department of Public Health Engineering (DPHE) and intends to apply a part of the proceeds to cover eligible payments under the contract for providing consultancy services by hiring a Procurement Specialist (PS) for the project as an individual local consultant. As a part of his/her duties, he/she will assist the Project Management Unit (PMU), proposed BMWSSP, DPHE in procuring works/goods/services under the project mentioned above following the World Bank Consultant Guidelines as well as Public Procurement Acts of the Government of Bangladesh (GoB). The overall responsibility of the Procurement Specialist for proposed TAPP Bangladesh Municipal Water Supply and Sanitation Project is to establish and operate the procurement management system in the project. This will include preparing procurement plan, document and ensure the Government rules and World Bank Guidelines in the procurement process. He/ She will have to ensure financial safeguards through sound procurement procedure for facilitating smooth implementation of the project activities. The service includes but not limited to: (i) Prepare an overall procurement plan for all goods, works and services to be procured during the project period; (ii) Prepare Procurement Processing Schedule for major components of procurement plan for the project; (iii) Update Procurement Plan and Procurement Schedule in compliance with loan/credit/ grant covenant; (iv) Assist the project to prepare the project Procurement Strategy for Development (PPSD) in regards to collect necessary and relevant procurement data or information; (v) Prepare/review/finalize procurement documents like bidding documents, Request for Proposals (RFP), bid/proposal evaluation reports etc. for all contract packages in accordance with the procurement procedure of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh (Public Procurement Act 2006, Public Procurement Act (1st Amendment) 2009, and Public Procurement Rules 2008 (as amended in July 2016)- collectively referenced as PPR) and the World Bank Guidelines; (vi) Ensure that procurement is done in accordance with the provisions of the Financing Agreement and with IDA’s Guidelines and PPR; (vii) Prepare and submit quarterly procurement report as per the agreed format with IDA and in accordance with the provisions of the loan/credit/grant covenant of project; (viii) Prepare final report assessing procurement performance; (ix) Ascertain that budgetary allocations are appropriated to the respective end-users and thus ensure timely and effective project implementation; (x) Verify that all proposed purchases are eligible for IDA financing; (xi) Determine the appropriate procurement method to procure goods/works/services for each contract; (xii) Finalize specification of goods, prepare bidding documents and bidding advertisements; (xiii) Make all necessary arrangements for procuring all goods and services, including finalizing purchase documents based on user requirements and ensuring that technical specifications of goods are in conformity with the prescribed one; (xiv) Organize/assist opening and evaluation of bids, contract awards in accordance with IDA’s Procurement/Consultant’s Guidelines/PPR and arrange for transmission of documentation to IDA for approval (if necessary); (xv) Assist the project in carrying out all activities related to contracting including contract signing, and handling of documents that may be required for receiving, distributing and delivering goods; (xvi) Prepare a detailed plan for the proper allocation, distribution and storage of goods; (xvii) Supervise the implementation of contracts including transportation, delivery, acceptance and storage; (xviii) Verify payments due under procurement contracts and help prepare applications for payment; (xix) Provide on job training and organize, if necessary, seminars on procurement for concerned personnel . Details are provided in the Terms of Reference (TOR) of assignment. Qualification and Experience : a. B. Sc. in Engineering or Master’s in economics/ statistics/ finance/ business administration/ management/ law or other relevant subject; b. At least 10 years of work experience with 5 years in public procurement in capacity of Procurement Specialist/ Contract Administrator or equivalent positions. c. Proven working experience on procurement following guidelines of Government and IDA; d. Working knowledge on PPA 2006 and PPR 2008; e. Experience in the preparation of bidding documents/Request for Proposal for procuring of goods, works and services as well as evaluation of same; f. Age preferably be within 50 years.
Experience, Resources and Delivery Capacity Required : The Procurement Specialist will report to the Project Director and will be assisted by full-time officials (under procurement section) in performance of the overall procurement functions of the project.
Other Details (if applicable) :
Association with foreign firms is : Not Applicable
Eoi Detail Information
Ref No Phasing Of Services Location Start Date Completion Date
Memo No: PD/BRWSSP, DPHE/ 1246 0 14 Shaheed Captain Mansur Ali Sarani, Kakrail, Dhaka. 01/03/2018 31/12/2018


Name of Official Inviting EOI : Mir Abdus Shahid
Designation of Official Inviting EOI : Project Director, Bangladesh Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project & Head of Project Preparation Team of the proposed BMWSSP, DPHE.
Address of Official Inviting EOI : Department of Public Health Engineering, DPHE Bhaban (5th floor),14 Shaheed Captain Mansur Ali Sarani, Kakrail, Dhaka.
Contact details of Official Inviting EOI : Phone : +8802-8322438, Fax : +8802-8311431, Email :
The procuring entity reserves the right to accept or reject all tenders