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TRAINING SESSIONS FOR LEAK DETECTION, WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT AND QUALITY CONTROL SYSTEM AND PROCUREMENT PROCESS

Request For Expressions of Interest

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Edition 3:   May 23, 2017 (latest)
Edition 2:   May 14, 2017 (shown)
Edition 1:   Jan 16, 2017

General Information

Country:   Palestine
City/Locality:   Ramallah
Notice/Contract Number:   PWA/GSD/AFD/2017/….
Publication Date:   May 14, 2017
Deadline (local time):   May 24, 2017 - 10:30
Funding Agency:   Agence Française de Développement (AFD)
Buyer:   PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES - Palestinian Water Authority
Eligibility of Bidders:   Evaluation will be only based on the following criteria taking into consideration that it is not allow for any party to participate in more than one bid:
 The consortium bidder needs only to provide the commercial firm profile for each party; at least one of the consortium should show at least turnover of 200,000 Euros/year
 Also at least the consortium jointly or one party should show and explain shortly at least 3 references of training in the field like of quality management, leak detection, water quality etc. over the last ten (10) years, no need to provide evidence or signed statement or completion certificate or training certificate etc.
 Experience in Palestine or middle-east countries is an advantage
 Local representatives/ partners is an advantage
Original Language:   English

Contact information

Address:   Nael Ali Ahmad
PWA
West Bank - Ramallah
Ramallah
Palestine
Telephone:   00972599084311
Email:   Click here
Web Site:   pwa.ps

Assignments

 

Original Text

PWA


REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR CONSULTING SERVICE

Bid No.: PWA/GSD/AFD/2017/….
The Palestinian Water Authority (PWA) has received a financing from the French Development Agency (AFD), and intends to use part of the funds thereof for payments under the following project: Water Production and Supply Services Improvement Project in the North of the West Bank.
The mission of the consultant shall consist of providing training sessions to the Joint Service Council of Jenin Western Village (JSCJWV), Tubas & Maythaloun Joint Service Council; WBWD and PWA staff (operators, engineers; 10-12 persons for each session).
The training sessions shall cover but not limited to the following topics:
1. Quality control system;
2. Leak detection; and
3. Water quality management.
4. Procurement process.

The Palestinian Water Authority (PWA) hereby invites consultants or consortium to show their interest in delivering the services described above.
In order to confirm their eligibility for AFD’s financing, consultants should submit in their expression of interest a duly signed Statement of Integrity (appended to this letter).
Evaluation will be only based on the following criteria taking into consideration that it is not allow for any party to participate in more than one bid:
 The consortium bidder needs only to provide the commercial firm profile for each party; at least one of the consortium should show at least turnover of 200,000 Euros/year
 Also at least the consortium jointly or one party should show and explain shortly at least 3 references of training in the field like of quality management, leak detection, water quality etc. over the last ten (10) years, no need to provide evidence or signed statement or completion certificate or training certificate etc.
 Experience in Palestine or middle-east countries is an advantage
 Local representatives/ partners is an advantage
Among the submitted applications, the Palestinian Water Authority (PWA) will shortlist a maximum of 6 consultants, to whom the Request for Proposals to carry out the services shall be sent.
Expressions of interest must be submitted as one hard copy with soft copy to the address below no later than 24 of May 2017, 10:30 at the local time
Address: Ministry of Finances
General Supply Department
3rd Floor
Al Basha Building , near main Jawal Building
Ramallah, West Bank, Palestine
Tel: +970 2 298 7112/3
Fax: +970 2 298 7056


Interested consultants may obtain further information at PWA website, or DGmarket and the address below during office hours:
Eng. Nael Ali Ahmad Project Manager
Address: Al Ersal Kamalnaser street PO BOX 2174
Palestine
+970599084311
Email: naelali2@yahoo.com


APPENDIX TO REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
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Statement of Integrity, Eligibility and Social and Environmental Responsibility


Reference name of the RFP : Water Production and Supply Services Improvement Project in the North of the West Bank – Training Sessions for Leak Detection, Water Quality Management and Quality Control System ("Contract")
To: Palestinian Water Authority (PWA), ("Contracting Authority")

1. We recognise and accept that Agence française de développement ("AFD") only finances projects of the Contracting Authority subject to its own conditions which are set out in the Financing Agreement which it has entered into with the Contracting Authority. As a matter of consequence, no legal relationship exists between AFD and our company, our joint venture or our subcontractors. The Contracting Authority retains exclusive responsibility for the preparation and implementation of the contract procurement and its subsequent performance.
2. We hereby certify that neither we nor any other member of our joint venture or any of our subcontractors are in any of the following situations:
2.1) being bankrupt, wound up or ceasing our activities, having our activities administered by the courts, having entered into receivership, reorganisation or being in any analogous situation arising from any similar procedure;
2.2) having been convicted, within the past five years by decision of a court decision, which has the force of res judicata in the country where the project is implemented, of one of the acts mentioned in sections 6.1 to 6.4 below or of any other offense committed during the procurement or performance of a contract ;
2.3) being listed for financial sanctions by the United Nations, the European Union and/or France for the purposes of fight-against-terrorist financing or threat to international peace and security;
2.4) having committed serious professional misconduct within the past five years during the procurement or performance of a contract;
2.5) not having fulfilled our obligations regarding the payment of social security contributions or taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of either the country where we are established or the Contracting Authority's country;
2.6) having been convicted, within the past five years by a court decision, which has the force of res judicata, of one of the acts mentioned in sections 6.1 to 6.4 below or of any other offense committed during the procurement or performance of an AFD-financed contract;
2.7) being subject to an exclusion decision of the World Bank since 30 May 2012, and being listed on the website http://www.worldbank.org/debarr ;
2.8) having committed misrepresentation in documentation requested by the Beneficiary as part of the contract procurement procedure.
3. We hereby certify that neither we, nor any of the members of our joint venture or any of our subcontractors are in any of the following situations of conflict of interest:
3.1) being an affiliate controlled by the Contracting Authority or a shareholder controlling the Contracting Authority, unless the stemming conflict of interest has been brought to the attention of AFD and resolved to its satisfaction;
3.2) having a business or family relationship with a Contracting Authority’s staff involved in the selection procedure or the supervision of the resulting contract, unless the stemming conflict of interest has been brought to the attention of AFD and resolved to its satisfaction;
3.3) being controlled by or controlling another bidder or being under common control with another bidder, or receiving from or granting subsidies directly or indirectly to another bidder, having the same legal representative as another bidder, maintaining direct or indirect contacts with another bidder which allows us to have or give access to information contained in the respective bids, influencing them or influencing decisions of the Contracting Authority;
3.4) being engaged in a consultancy activity, which, by its nature, may be in conflict with the assignments that we would carry out for the Contracting Authority;
3.5) in the case of a works or goods procurement procedure:
i. having prepared or having been associated with a consultant who prepared specifications, drawings, calculations and other documentation that are subject of the bid;
ii. having been recruited (or being proposed to be recruited) ourselves or any of our affiliates, to carry out works supervision or inspection for this contract;
4. If we are a government-owned entity, we certify that we have legal and financial autonomy and that we operate under commercial laws and regulations.
5. We undertake to bring to the attention of the Contracting Authority, which will inform AFD, any change in situation with regard to points 2 to 4 here above.
6. In the context of procurement and performance of the contract:
6.1) We have not and we will not engage in any dishonest conduct (act or omission) deliberately indented to deceive others, to intentionally conceal items, to violate or vitiate someone's consent, to make them circumvent legal or regulatory requirements and/or to violate their internal rules in order to obtain illegitimate profit.
6.2) We have not and we will not engage in any dishonest conduct (act or omission) contrary to our legal or regulatory obligations or our internal rules in order to obtain illegitimate profit.
6.3) We have not promised, offered or given and we will not promise, offer or give, directly or indirectly to (i) any person who holds a legislative, executive, administrative or judicial mandate within the State of the Contracting Authority regardless of whether that person was nominated or elected, regardless of the permanent or temporary, paid or unpaid nature of the position and regardless of the hierarchical level the person occupies, (ii) any other person who performs a public function, including for a State institution or a State-owned company, or who provides a public service, or (iii) any other person defined as a public officer by the national laws of the Contracting Authority, an undue advantage of any kind, for himself or for another person or entity, for such public officer to act or refrain from acting in his official capacity.
6.4) We have not promised, offered or given and we will not promise, offer or give, directly or indirectly to any private person who occupies an executive position in a private sector entity or works for such an entity, regardless of the nature of his/her capacity, any undue advantage of any kind, for himself or another person or entity for such private person to perform or refrain from performing any act in breach of its legal, contractual or professional obligations.
6.5) We have not and we will not engage in any practice likely to influence the contract award process to the detriment of the Contracting Authority and, in particular, in any anti-competitive practice having for object or for effect to prevent, restrict or distort competition, namely by limiting access to the market or the free exercise of competition by other undertakings.
6.6) Neither we nor any of the members of our joint venture or any of our subcontractors shall acquire or supply any equipment nor operate in any sectors under an embargo of the United Nations, the European Union or France.
6.7) We commit ourselves to comply with and ensure that all of our subcontractors comply with international environmental and labour standards, consistent with laws and regulations applicable in the country of implementation of the contract, including the fundamental conventions of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and international environmental treaties,. Moreover, we shall implement environmental and social risks mitigation measures such as specified in the environmental and social management plan or, if appropriate, in the environmental and social impact assessment notice provided by the Contracting Authority.
7. We, as well as members of our joint venture and our subcontractors authorise AFD to inspect accounts, records and other documents relating to the procurement and performance of the Contract and to have them audited by auditors appointed by AFD.

Name:____________________ In the capacity of _____________________
Signature:______________________________
Duly empowered to sign the proposal in the name and on behalf o
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