The UNICEF Zimbabwe Country Office is seeking qualified consultancy firm(s) to enter into a multiyear contract to conduct technical assessments, provide support to manage and execute the implementation of urban water and sanitation programme in 14 urban centers of Zimbabwe.
Background: UNICEF Zimbabwe, subject to availability of funds, plans to support the Government of Zimbabwe in implementation of urban water and sanitation programme focusing on rehabilitation of the water supply and sanitation infrastructure (raw water works, water treatment plants, pumping facilities, storage reservoirs, distribution networks, sewage collection, treatment and disposal systems etc.) in 14 urban centers during 2013-2015. The goal of the programme is to contribute to reduced burden of diarrhoeal diseases, including the risk of cholera, and improved productivity amongst the inhabitants of the target urban centers through improving the equitable access, quality,
and reliability of piped water supply and sanitation services.
Scope of the Assignment: The consultancy firms are expected to provide the following services:
(i) Undertake comprehensive technical assessments in the target urban centers with a view to
identify the most appropriate options for rehabilitation work;
(ii) produce technical specifications, designs/drawings, bills of quantities and tender documents;
(iii) develop environmental management plans for the identified rehabilitation interventions;
(iv) jointly with UNICEF personnel, provide support to execute the pre-qualification and bidding
(v) supervision and monitoring of implementation and execution of the works; and
(vi) develop water supply and sanitation sector business plans for the target urban centers.
The above is a summarized version of the procurement notice.