Invitation for Request for Expressions of Interest    Status:Approved


Ministry/Division : Ministry of Railways
Agency : Bangladesh Railway
Procuring Entity Name : Project Director, Construction of Akhaura-Agartala Dual Guage Railway Link (Bangladesh Portion).
Procuring Entity Code :
Procuring Entity District : Dhaka
Expression of Interest for Selection of : Consulting Firm (National)  (Time-Based)
Title Of Service : Expression of Interest (EOI) for Selection of : Implementing Agency (Consultancy Firm/NGO) for Implementation of Resettlement Plan for proposed railway link between Akhaura-Agartala.
EOI Ref. No. : PD/AADLP/Resettlement/2017
Date : 22/01/2018


Procurement Sub-Method : Quality and Cost Based Selection(QCBS)


Budget and Source of Funds : Development Budget Grant/Credit
Development Partners : Government of India (Grant)


Project/Programme Name : Construction of Akhaura-Agartala Dual Gauge Railway Link (Bangladesh Portion).
EOI Closing Date and Time : 25/02/2018 12:00 PM


Brief Description of Assignment : The scope of the Assignment includes, but not limited to the followings: 1) To Implement the Resettlement Plan (RP) along with capacity building. 2) To carry out implementation activities and strengthening of delivery capabilities of the employer at field level to implement the RP through coordinating with Employer, Deputy Commissioner and Construction Supervision Consultant on a regular basis. 3) To help the Executing Agency for assessment and enumeration of lost assets and Resettlement of Project Affected Persons of the project and provide support to sustain or develop their socio-economic conditions. 4) Identification of entitled persons and issue identification card, Preparation of computerized data base of the entitled persons & their entitlements, Prepare & update payment statement, Disbursement of entitlements and resettlement benefits, Participation in Grievance redress, assist affected persons in the process of resettlement, Preparation of monitoring and supervision report. 5) Develop tools for implementation of RP including its monitoring and supervision, Preparation of progress reports and providing technical services such as develop a data base and reconciliation of databases etc. 6) Other relevant activity in connection with the assignment as instructed by the Project Director.
Experience, Resources and Delivery Capacity Required : a) The intending Consulting firm/NGO (Implementing Agency) must have experience of at least 08 (Eight) years in Implementation of Resettlement Plan (RP) for similar projects. Details of the Implementing Agency Services and required manpower will be mentioned in the ToR of the Request for Proposal (RFP) on this subject. b) The consulting firm/NGO (Implementing Agency) shall have adequate physical resources such as Office and man-power, working equipment, IT facility, logistical support; & shall have adequate financial capability such as turnover, liquid asset etc. c) The intending Consulting Firm/NGO must have experience in implementation of land acquisition and resettlement activities financed by Donor Agency, having experience in preparation of land acquisition plan along with plot scheduling, experience of land survey in development projects. d) The Consulting Firm/NGO must be registered with Joint Stock Company of Bangladesh or NGO affairs Bureau of Bangladesh or Department of Social Welfare as applicable. The above mentioned resources are indicative but not limited to: The Project Director of ‘Construction of Akhaura-Agartala Dual Gauge Railway Link (Bangladesh Portion)’ now requests eligible Consulting firm(s)/NGO to indicate their interest in providing the aforesaid services. Interested consulting firm(s)/NGO are requested to provide information (Brochures, description of similar assignments, experience of work in similar conditions, availability of appropriate professional & their qualification and experiences of staff, financial capabilities etc.) indicating that they are qualified to perform the services. The submissions of Expression of Interest (EOI) shall be evaluated on the basis of the followings to prepare a short list. • Age of firm in respect of registration; • Brochure(s) containing firms/NGO’s background, area of expertise, available resources and facilities, areas of professional/expertise/specialization for the assignment. • List and details of overall Experience of the firm(s)/NGO. • Description of similar assignments (summary of experience in the concerned area of expertise including number of Resettlement Plan prepared and implemented) with documentary evidence. • Experience in similar operating conditions. • Availability of appropriate professionals stated below and their qualifications & Experiences for the assignment. ? Resettlement Specialist ? Land Acquisition Specialist ? IT Specialist. • Nature, size, employer(s), location and type of input for contracts in hand. • Audited Financial Reports of the intending NGO/Firm for the last 3 (three) years. • Average Annual Turnover for last 3 (three years). • Financial and Managerial capacity. • Similarly the intending firm/NGO (at least the lead partner of JV, in case of JV) must have experience of- i. Preparation/Planning of RP of at least 5 (five) projects; ii. Implementation of 3 (three) RP; iii. Implementation of a RP with minimum 250 no. households in a single project
Other Details (if applicable) : The services for the assignment shall have to be delivered within 12 (Twelve) months from the effective date of signing the contract. a. The Consultant (Firm) shall be selected in accordance with PPA/2006 and PPR/2008. b. Expression of Interests (EOI) in three sets [One original +Two duplicate] shall be submitted in sealed envelope, delivered to the address of the undersigned. c. The formation, operation and obligation of JVCA shall be governed by the Rules-54 of PPR, 2008
Association with foreign firms is : Not Encouraged
Eoi Detail Information
Ref No Phasing Of Services Location Start Date Completion Date
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Name of Official Inviting EOI : Md. Shahidul Islam
Designation of Official Inviting EOI : Project Director
Address of Official Inviting EOI : Construction of Akhaura-Agartala Dual Gauge Railway Link (Bangladesh Portion) Project. Outer Circular Road, Kamalapur, Dhaka
Contact details of Official Inviting EOI : Phone : , Fax : , Email :
The procuring entity reserves the right to accept or reject all tenders