Montenegro has received a loan from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), and intends to apply part of the proceeds of this loan to payments under the contract for Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Study.
This request for expression of interest is for the Contract ref. No. IWMCP-CS-CQ-CS3– Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) Study consisting of following services:
I) ESIA and safeguard studies for contaminated industrial site re-mediation, and
II) ESIA and safeguard studies for hazardous waste management and disposal site.
The purpose of the overall Industrial Waste Management and Clean-up Project is to (i) to reduce the environmental and public risks of selected industrial waste disposal sites through investments in environmental control measures and infrastructure for management and disposal of industrial waste; and (ii) to strengthen institutional capacity to regulate and manage industrial and hazardous waste. To achieve this objective, the following project components are envisaged: Remediation of historic waste disposal sites; Development of national hazardous waste disposal facility; and Regulatory Framework for Hazardous Waste Management and Institutional Capacity Building and Project Management.
In addition to the ESIA, the following two contracts have been signed: (a) Site investigations and feasibility study for the Remediation of Environmental Priority Sites; and (b) Feasibility study for hazardous waste disposal siting. The purpose of this assignment is to prepare the accompanying ESIA and Environmental Management Plan (EMP) report in cooperation with the engineering firms in charge of the two feasibility studies.
Subject of the ESIA report and EMP under I) will be the detailed site investigation and site remediation plans of the 5 selected sites (Aluminum Plant Podgorica, Steel Plant Niksic, Thermal Power Plant Pljevlja, Adriatic Shipyard Bijela, Gradac flotation tailings pond), as well as potential waste transport to and final waste disposal at selected final dumping or processing sites. Subject of the ESIA report and EMP under II) will be the site investigations, siting, site preparation, hazardous waste management and hazardous waste operation as well as hazardous waste transport to the site and final dump closure, including, but not limited to, long term environmental and social impacts.
This consultancy assignment implementation period is approximately three months with an estimated 10 staff-months work-input
The following qualifications are required: familiarity with international standards and procedures for EIA and EMP and technical background to understand the remediation of contaminated industrial sites as well as hazardous waste landfill construction and operation; knowledge of English language; experience in the region would be welcome. Profiles of the key experts are as follows:
- Team Leader- Environmental Impact Assessment specialist with international experience in remediation/clean-up/hazardous waste projects, university degree in civil engineering, geology, chemistry or other related fields, at least 15 years of general professional experience in related fields, at least 10 years of professional experience in waste management and landfill design
- Environmental expert with focus on landfill and spatial planning, university degree in relevant engineering disciplines or environmental engineering, at least 15 years of professional experience and at least 10 years in the relevant sectors, including spatial planning
- Public Consultation/Participation/Awareness specialist with local or at least regional experience in environmental impact assessments and public consultations, preferably with good knowledge of Montenegrin language.
- Natural protection /biodiversity specialist or biodiversity/habitat specialist with 5 years of experience and a biology or related university degree. Extensive knowledge of local species of fauna and flora and previous work experience in the region. Knowledge of Montenegrin language is an asset.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) now invites eligible consulting firms to indicate their interest in providing the above mentioned services. Interested consulting firms must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services:
- Experience in similar assignments
- Description of similar assignments
- Availability of skilled staff CVs of key personnel (only for information purposes, CVs are not considered as evaluation criterion).
The consulting firm will be selected in accordance with the procedure set out in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers, May 2004 (revised October 2006 and May 2010). Interested consulting firms may obtain further information at the address below, during working days, from 09:00 to 16:00 hours.
Expressions of interest must be sent by e-mail or mail to the address below by November 15, 2011.
When submitting Expressions of interest please indicate on the envelope the Contract ref. No. IWMCP-CS-CQ-CS3 of the assignment for which you are applying.