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Request for EOI Consulting: Environmental & Social Safeguards – geothermal, Indonesia

Ulubelu geothermal area, Lampung, Indonesia (source: Pertamina Geothermal Energy)
Alexander Richter 22 Aug 2019

The World Bank has published a request for Expressions of Interest for a Consultancy on Environmental & Social Safeguards through PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur (PT SMI) in Indonesia.

The World Bank has published a Request for Expressions of Interest as part of the Geothermal Energy Upstream Development Project (GEUDP)

Project ID:  GEF Grant Number TF0A4086 and CTF Grant Number TF0A4089

Assignment Title: Environmental & Social Safeguards Consultant

Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): FAC7

The Ministry of Finance, Government of Indonesia, through PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur (PT SMI) has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Geothermal Energy Upstream Development Project (GEUDP), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.

PT SMI has established a Project Management Unit (PMU) based in Jakarta to assist the implementation agencies in project implementation.  The PMU will ensure operational compliance with project manuals and World Bank polices, as defined in the Grant Agreement, Project Appraisal Document, Project Implementation Manual (PIM), and applicable government policies.

The Environmental and Social Safeguards Consultant (ESSC) will provide a full range of technical services in support of PT SMI’s Geothermal PMU for the evaluation of GEUDP prospect areas, undertaking of environmental and social studies and reports, permitting, land acquisition and assisting the PMU safeguards staff in monitoring compliance with the relevant Environmental & Social Management Plan.

The ESSC will also provide advisory support to the PMU for due diligence and progress monitoring for other geothermal projects that PT. SMI may become involved in as a financing agency.

PT SMI now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. Interested consultants must provide sufficient information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services such as brochures/company profile, description of similar assignments (including location/country, name of the Employer/Client, type of services provided, period of contract, contract amount, starting and completion dates) and availability of appropriate skills among permanent staff, The shortlisting criteria shall be based on the information furnished by the firms in regard to the following:

  1. Completion of at least five (5) ESIA studies, at least two of which should have been to international funding agency standards, during the past ten (10) years;
  2. Experience with geothermal and/or oil & gas projects;
  3. Licence to conduct environmental studies (AMDAL/UKL-UPL), issued by Indonesian Ministry of Environment & Forests (MOEF);
  4. At least five (5) years’ overall experience in Indonesia working on similar assignments including ESIA and LARAP preparation;
  5. The firm should be qualified and experienced in the planning and implementation of a range of social development programs, and significant experience in resettlement and land acquisition programs;
  6. Familiarity with World Bank Operation Manual procedures on environmental and social aspects of project development.

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers (January 2011, revised July 2014) (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub consultancy to enhance their qualifications. In case of an association, the EOI must explicitly specify whether the association is in the form of a Joint Venture (all members jointly and severally liable for the entire assignment), or Sub-consultancy. In case of joint venture, the member firm appointed to represent the joint venture must be clearly identified. Only the qualifications and experience of members of joint venture, but not of sub-consultants, shall be considered in the EOI evaluation process

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality Cost Based Selection (QCBS) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.

Further information or clarification on REoI can be obtained via email to GEUDP_procurement@ptsmi.co.id or at the address mentioned below during office hours [08.30 to 17.00 Indonesia Standard Time]

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below through mail (hardcopy) or by e-mail (softcopy) by September 12nd 2019 (16.00 hours Indonesia Standard Time).

Jakarta, August 22nd , 2019

Cipto Adi Utomo

Kepala Divisi Umum dan Pengadaan

PT SARANA MULTI INFRASTRUKTUR (PERSERO)

Sahid Sudirman Center, 47th Floor Jl. Jend. Sudirman No. 86 Jakarta 10220, Indonesia

Tel: +62 (21) 8082 5288

Fax: +62 (21) 8082 5258

E-mail: GEUDP_procurement@ptsmi.co.id

Source: Release by email – PDF release