ZAMBIA: RTII seeks a consultant for a drinking water project in 12 districts

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ZAMBIA: RTII seeks a consultant for a drinking water project in 12 districts ©bit mechanic/Shutterstock

Research Triangle Institute International (RTII) is inviting bids to select a local consultant to support the implementation of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Water and Sanitation Expansion Project in Zambia. Interested consulting firms have until 23 May 2023 to apply.

As part of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Water and Sanitation Expansion Project in Zambia, Research Triangle Institute International, LLC (RTII), the project’s implementing agency, is soliciting bids to recruit a firm of registered civil engineers in the East African country. The consultant will be responsible for supervising the five-year project from design to construction and rehabilitation of water and sanitation facilities.

Future facilities include boreholes equipped with human powered pumps, reservoirs, distribution networks, submersible pumps, as well as gravity and solar systems. These facilities will reinforce the existing ones, which will also be rehabilitated and connected, in some cases, to innovative compact surface water filtration systems. The sanitation component of the project will build sewerage systems, latrines and/or water closets in schools, clinics, public spaces and other specified locations.

These works will be carried out in peri-urban areas, rural growth centres and rural areas in Muchinga, Northern, Western and Southern provinces of Zambia. A total of 12 districts will benefit from the project, including Chinsali, Nakonde, Mpika, Lunte, Mungwi, Kazungula, Kalomo, Nalolo, Kalabo, Mongu, Kaoma and Sesheke, and will see their water and sanitation services improved.

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Consulting firms interested in the tender have until 23 May 2023 to bid. The successful firm will be in operation by July 2023, at which point it will oversee site selection until September 2023. Between September 2023 and March 2024, the consultant will oversee the identification, pre-qualification and procurement of the project design. The actual procurement will take place between March and May 2024, and work on the various sites will start in May 2024. The work is due to be completed in October 2026.

For more information on the call for expressions of interest, click here.

Inès Magoum

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