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REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

PREPARATION OF WATER SERVICE PROVIDERS

TARIFF REVIEW SURVEY

 

Water Sector Capacity Building Project

Grant No.:TF019350

Assignment Title: PREPARATION OF WATER SERVICE PROVIDERS

TARIFF REVIEW SURVEY

Reference No: WSRC SER16

Procurement Reference No.: WSRC/06/WB/QCBS/2-2017

The Palestine Liberation Organization, for the benefit of the Palestinian Authority has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Water Sector Capacity Building Project (the Project). The Water Sector Regulatory Council (WSRC) is implementing part of the project and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services for preparation of Water Service Providers tariff structure review survey. The main objectives of the assignment are:

  • Identification of all water service providers current tariff structures, and cost calculation methodology.  (this includes all municipalities, utilities and JSCs, main towns and a representative sample of village councils)
  • Description of the current Account System followed by the Service Provider.
  • Identification and analysis of current water connection fees.
  • Presentation of findings in a workshop with the participation of all the above mentioned WSPs.

The WSRC now invites eligible local consulting firms (“Consultants”) (an international/regional expertise within the team is welcomed) to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the services.

The shortlisting criteria is: proven experience in conducting similar tasks, the selected firm should have a team who have the following expertise:

Team Leader/Tariff expert:

  • A bachelor degree in Accounting or any related field, master is preferred
  • Minimum of 7 - 10 years of proven experience in preparation of socio-economic studies; financial auditing preferably in the water sector
  • Knowledge in the Palestinian water sector is an added value.
  • English proficiency 
  • Professional certificates as CPA and/or CMA.
  • International experience in water tariff preparation is preferable.

 

Institutional Expert:

  • A bachelor degree in Business Management, Accounting or related field
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in organizational development and/ or water utilities management or development
  • Proven knowledge in survey design, data collection and analysis
  • English proficiency 

The indicative starting date of the assignment is May, 2017. It is the responsibility of the firm to estimate the required inputs to successfully complete the assignment.

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers, January 2011, revised July 2014 (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. 

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality and Cost based Selection (QCBS) set out in the World Bank Consultant Guidelines.

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 08:00 to 16:00. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a sealed envelope to the address below by March 23rd,2017, 15:00 PM

 

Water Sector Regulatory Council, WSRC

Attn: Mr. Mohammad Al Hmaidi, CEO

Khalaf Building, Al Bireh - Palestine 

P.O.Box 4097

Tel.: + 970 2 240 12 94

Fax: + 970 2 240 12 95

email: [email protected]

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