The Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Secretariat, through the Directorate of Infrastructure and Services – Water Division, in Gaborone, Botswana received a grant through the World Bank to implement the Sustainable Groundwater Management in SADC Member States project. The SADC Secretariat has delegated the implementation of the project to the Southern African Development Community Groundwater Management Institute (SADC-GMI), a newly established regional centre of excellence on groundwater management hosted by the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa.
The SADC-GMI wishes to apply part of the grant to procure consulting services (“the Services”) to undertake a capacity needs assessment to determine priority challenges for capacity building initiatives in member states. It is envisaged the capacity needs assessment will inform the scope of training offered by the GMI to technical groundwater practitioners, students and decision makers in SADC Member States (in and outside of governments).
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, setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict
Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture to enhance their
A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Consultant’s Qualification Selection (CQS)
method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.
Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours i.e. 08:00 am-4:00pm,
Monday – Friday
Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by
email) by 18 October 2017 12:00noon (Pretoria Time)
Procurement and Grants
SADC Groundwater Management Institute
Institute for Groundwater Studies Building
Internal Box 56
University of the Free State
P.O. Box 339
Republic of South Africa
Tel: +27 51 401 7721 or +27 51 401 7498