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  • An Equivalence Assessment of National Waters Laws among Riparian States in the Zambezi River Basin

    REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

    (Consulting Services – Firms Selection)

    Country: Zimbabwe, with project scope encompassing eight Zambezi River Basin Countries
    Name of Project: Zambezi River Basin Management Project
    CIWA Grant No.: TF018921
    Assignment Title: An Equivalence Assessment of National Waters Laws among Riparian States in the Zambezi River Basin
    Reference Number: ZAMCOM/4211/00

    The Zambezi Watercourse Commission has received financing from the World Bank under Cooperation in International Waters in Africa (CIWA) toward the cost of the Zambezi River Basin Management Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.

    The consulting services („the Services”) include the following:

    (a) Reviewing and confirming the accuracy of the database of compiled and collated water related legislation from all eight Riparian States;
    (b) Assessing the degree of equivalence among the Riparian States for key provisions of the national legislation;
    (c) Reviewing equivalence with the provisions of the ZAMCOM Agreement and identifying the existence and implications of any inconsistencies;
    (d) Reviewing equivalence with the provisions of regional and international protocols, agreements and others and identifying the existence and
    implications of any inconsistencies; and,
    (e) Recommending best practice provisions and guidelines for ZAMCOM to facilitate the process of harmonizing national polices and laws towards basin wide cooperation.

    The ZAMCOM now invites eligible Consulting Firms (Consultants) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the expertise and experience to perform the Services. Consultants are expected to demonstrate their suitability to perform the assignment by giving details of the firm; describing similar assignments they have undertaken; experience in similar conditions; and availability of appropriate skills among staff.

    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 and Grants by World Bank Borrowers, dated January 2011 (“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.

    A consultant will be selected in accordance with the “Consultants‟ Qualifications (CQS)” method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.

    Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours: 0900 to 1700 hours.

    Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by post or by email) by Friday, 14 th August, 2015.

    Zambezi Watercourse Commission
    Attention: The Executive Secretary
    128 Samora Machel Avenue
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Tel:+263 4 253 361 to 3
    Voip: +263 867
    Email: tender@zambezicommission.org