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EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

FEASIBILITY STUDIES AND DETAILED DESIGNS OF THE MULTINATIONAL TANZANIA / BURUNDI: UVINZA – KANYANI & UVINZA – MPANDA / RUSENGO – GISURU & MAKEBUKO – BUGARAMA ROADS

TRANSPORT SECTOR

 

  1. The East African Community (EAC) has received funds from the African Development Bank through the NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD – IPPF) towards the cost of the above road projects’ preparations and it intends to apply part of the agreed amounts of the grant proceeds to payments under the contracts for consultancy services for the above captioned project.

  2. The services will include reviewing and updating any existing designs and carrying out full feasibility studies and detailed engineering designs for the road sections with no existing designs for the two regional trunk roads linking the East African Lake Tanganyika Corridor (Sumbawanga Corridor) to the Central Transit Corridor. The project implementation period shall be 18 months from the date of contract signature.

  3. The main objective of the study is to improve the transport infrastructure with a view to supporting EAC regional integration and economic development. The services will be procured through a shortlist of eligible and qualified consulting firms in accordance with AfDB rules and procedures. Broadly, the proposed study will consist of the following components: -
  • Conducting full Feasibility Studies, Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) and preliminary designs for the entire road as one (including Lot TZ1, Lot TZ2, and Lot BU, as indicated below in project description);
  • Carrying out design reviews and detailed engineering designs to conform to the EAC standards;
  • Preparation of tender documents for the most viable options chosen by the Client.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The project will include the following components:-

LOT TZ1 (TANZANIA)

UVINZA – KANYANI & UVINZA – MPANDA ROADS

Location

Mpanda (Vikonge) – Uvinza – Kanyani Road is unpaved Trunk road (T-09) with total length of 219 kms. The roads are located within Katavi and Kigoma regions. Mpanda – Uvinza traverses within Katavi Region for 152 kms and the remaining 67 kms traverses within Kigoma region.

Road Condition

The present Mpanda – Uvinza - Kanyani roads are predominantly gravel-surfaced roads

General Scope of

Service

Carrying out full feasibility studies and detailed engineering designs

 

LOT TZ2 (TANZANIA)

 

KIBONDO – MABAMBA

Location

Located in Kigoma region. It is a 45 km gravel road that links Tanzania and Burundi at the Mabamba/Gisuru border

Road Condition

The road is predominantly gravel-surfaced.

General scope of services

Carrying out full feasibility studies and design reviews of existing engineering designs (2015 edition)

 

LOT BU (BURUNDI)

GISURU – RUSENGO & MAKEBUKO – BUGARAMA ROADS

Location

The Rusengo-Gisuru road is 37 km long and located in an area with rolling topography and crosses a number of small rivers such as Sanzu, Rumpungwe and Rugabano, located in large valleys.

The Bugarama – Makebuko road is made of two sections: RN2 from Bugarama to Gitega (66 km) and RN8 from Gitega to Makebuko (24 km).

Road condition

The Rusengo – Gisuru road is gravel surfaced in fair condition

The Makebuko – Bugarama road is paved but in poor condition and is narrow (2x3m lane and 2x1m shoulder).

General Scope of

Service

Carrying out feasibility studies and detailed engineering designs

  1. The East African Community now invites eligible consulting firms to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested firms must provide a statement of capability and experience indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, registration documents, legal status, tax compliance, financial status, litigation status, etc.). Consultants may constitute joint-ventures to enhance their chances of qualification.

  2. Eligibility criteria, establishment of the short-list and the selection procedure shall be in accordance with the African Development Bank’s Procurement Policy Framework dated October 2015 which is available on the Bank’s website at http://www.afdb.org.

  3. Interested consultants may obtain further information from the office of the Director of Infrastructure, East African Community; at the address below during office hours (from 0800 hrs to 1700 hrs).

  4. Expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below by 7th May, 2021 at 1200 hrs (East African Standard Time) and mention “Expression of Interest to provide Consultancy Services for Feasibility Studies and Detailed Designs for Multinational Roads Linking Burundi and Tanzania. EOI documents received after the appointed date and time will be rejected. Electronic submissions will not be accepted.

Consolidated Queries from Bidders - Feasibility Studies and Detailed Designs for the Multinational Tanzania/Burundi

The Secretary General                                                      
East African Community
EAC Headquarters,
Afrika Mashariki Road, EAC Close
P. O. Box 1096, Arusha, Tanzania
Tel: +255 27 2162100, Fax: +255 27 2162190,
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East African Community
EAC Close
Afrika Mashariki Road
P.O. Box 1096
Arusha
United Republic of Tanzania

Tel: +255 (0)27 216 2100
Fax: +255 (0)27 216 2190
Email: eac@eachq.org