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REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST : ASSESSING THE CONDITION OF THE ABIDJAN-LAGOS ROAD CORRIDOR

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EXECUTIVE SECRETARIAT OF THE ABIDJAN-LAGOS CORRIDOR ORGANIZATION (ALCO)

ABIDJAN-LAGOS TRADE AND TRANSPORT FACILITATION PROJECT (ALTTFP)

IDA GRANT N° H 549-TG

ASSESSING THE CONDITION OF THE ABIDJAN-LAGOS ROAD CORRIDOR IN TERMS OF THE international roughness index (IRI) FOR YEAR 2016

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

N°01./03/2016/OCAL/SE/UPM/BM

Date: 02March 2016

IDA GRANT N° H549-TG of August 06, 2010

1) The Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Organization (ALCO) has received financing from the World Bank to implement the Component D of the Abidjan-Lagos corridor Trade and Transport Facilitation Project (ALTTFP).ALCO intends to apply a portion of the funds to eligible payments under the contract for which this Request for Proposal is issued:assessing the condition of the Abidjan-Lagos road corridor in terms of the international roughness index (IRI) for year 2016.

2) The objectives of the study are to:
- conduct a study on the condition of the road from «Place de la République» (Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire) to "Eric Moore" (Lagos, Nigeria), across the other three countries (Ghana, Togo, Benin) and
- produce a report in terms of international roughness index (IRI)
- discuss with the road agencies of the member countries, the data collection methodology in terms of IRI.
- get in touch with member countries’ road engineers to harmonize the collection methodology for easier comparison.

More details on the services are provided in the Terms of Reference available on ALCO website.

3) ALCO Secretariat based in Cotonou, Benin Republic invites eligible and interested firms or group of consultants with a proof of experience in assessment or technical survey of road. Inter State road‘s technical survey in West Africa will be advantage. Applicants must provide information on their ability to provide such services (brochures, description of similar work, key competencies in their teams, etc.).

4) A consultant will be selected in accordance with the qualification of Consultant (QC) selection procedures, defined in Guideline: Selection and Appointment of consultants by the July 2011 - World Bank Borrowers.

5) It is expected that the study would be completed in 2.5 calendar months.

6) Potential applicants can obtain additional information from ALCO address stated below.

7) Deadline for submission of applications is March 21, 2016 at 9:00 am (Benin time) and the envelop must clearly show “Expression of Interest for Consultancy services for assessing the condition of the Abidjan-Lagos road corridor in terms of the international roughness index (IRI) for year 2016”.

8) The planned commencement of the mission is Mai 2016.

9) ALCO address as said above:

Executive Secretary of Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Organization

Immeuble Alapini, Rue 234, Camp Guezo, 02 BP 2302 Cotonou, Benin

Tél: (+229) 21 31 35 79 / 21 31 35 91;

Email: procurement@corridor-sida.org;

Website: www.corridor-sida.org

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