Notices and Tenders

iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority

Staff Reporter

Expression of interest.

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

ANALYSIS OF ALTERNATIVES TO DETERMINE THE MOST FEASIBLE SOLUTION TO THE HYDROLOGICAL ISSUES OF THE LAKE ST LUCIA ESTUARINE SYSTEM

The iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority has been awarded a grant from the Global Environment Facility through the World Bank for the iSimangaliso GEF project. A portion of this grant is for eligible payments for consulting services, under the iSimangaliso GEF Project Component 1, for a study: ‘Analysis of alternatives to determine the most feasible solution to the hydrological issues of the Lake St Lucia estuarine system.’

The main objective is to undertake a detailed and multidisciplinary integrated analysis (hydrological, hydrodynamic, sedimentological, ecosystem response and economic) of a selection of proposed management interventions in order to recommend the most ecologically feasible option taking into consideration social, financial, political and economic considerations; and to provide a detailed description of the recommended option actions in order to facilitate implementation (phase 1). Following this, phase 2 of the assignment is to project manage the implementation of the approved preferred option.

The required experience and qualifications of the firm includes: - at least ten (10) years expertise in project management of multi-disciplinary applied research teams - experience of research in an estuarine/coastal environment - good written and communication skills - experience of the St Lucia system is an advantage - at least (10) years of experience and specialist expertise in hydrology, coastal sedimentology, estuarine physical processes and ecology, socio-economic and environmental resource economics.

The contract is for an initial one-year period, subject to review after the first year. Any extension will be at the sole discretion of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority.

The iSimangaliso Authority invites eligible consultancy firms to indicate their interest in providing these services. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (including brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.). Consultants may associate to enhance their qualifications.

Consultants will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers, 6 May 2004 revised in October 2006, May 2010. Consultants are reminded to take note of the Conflict of Interest and Eligibility provisions stated in the mentioned guidelines. In particular, any firm or individual involved in the preparation of the Terms of Reference for the study is not eligible to submit an EOI or to be shortlisted or to be awarded the contract.

Original and four (4) hard copies of the stipulated documents for the EOI must be received by iSimangaliso in a clearly labelled and sealed envelope no later than 16h00 on 04 May 2012. Details concerning the EOI submission are contained in the instruction document that must be obtained from the official bid representative, Ms Ingelore Taylor,
[email protected]

Please note that the costs of preparing EOI documents are not reimbursable. The iSimangaliso Authority may withdraw this tender at any time. It is the responsibility of the applicant to make sure that their tender documents have been received. Applicants who have not received any response within 60 days from closing date should consider their application unsuccessful.

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