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REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

Loan No. 3194-CAM (SF)

Consulting Firm for Project Management and Civil Engineering Support (PMCES)


The Kingdom of Cambodia (Cambodia) has received a loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) towards the costs of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project (the project). Part of this loan will be used to finance eligible payments for consulting services required to undertake project management, and detailed design and construction supervision support for the project. The Ministry of Tourism now invites expressions of interest from eligible firms of ADB member countries for the provision of consulting services to assist in the implementation of the project.

The objective of the project is to increase tourism receipts in Kampot, Kep, and Koh Kong provinces. The project will contribute to increase and more equitable distribution of tourism benefits by improving last-mile tourism access infrastructure and environmental services; catalysing additional private investment; promoting tourism-related micro, small and medium-sized enterprise development; and supporting capacity building to strengthen destination management, marketing, and the implementation of regional tourism standards.

Additional information about the project is available on the ADB website athttp://www.adb.org/projects/documents/cam-gms-tourism-infrastructure-inclusive-growth-project-rrp.

The Project Management and Civil Engineering Support (PMCES) consultant will coordinate and work closely with the project’s Destination Management Capacity Building Support and Financial Management & Procurement Support individual consultants.

The services to be provided by the PMCES consulting firm include:
(i) Assist the Project Coordination Unit (PCU) and provincial Project Implementation Units (PIUs) with detailed design and construction supervision, including:
   a. Survey and preparation of detailed designs;
   b. Preparation of bidding and contract documentation;
   c. Contract administration support and construction supervision;
   d. Developing operations and maintenance plans with sustainable finance mechanisms;
   e. Commissioning and handover of the completed works;
(ii) Assist the PCU and PIUs comply with ADB and government safeguards policies, including:
(iii) Updating, implementation, and monitoring of social and environmental safeguards documents
(iv) Provide project management and administrative support to the PCU and PIUs, particularly regarding project reporting, benefit monitoring and evaluation.

The expression of interest (EOI) should follow the format provided in Expression of Interest for All Selection Methods (Firms) which can be downloaded at http://www.adb.org/site/business-opportunities/operational-procurement/consulting/documents. In general the EOI must include or address the following:

(i) Corporate details of the entity, staffing numbers, and summaries of financial statements;
(ii) Company registration details;
(iii) Technical competence and geographical experience, supported by project references;
(iv) Details of past experience working with similar project authorities;
(v) Management competence, internal social protection practices, etc; and
(vi) Other information that may enhance the EOI.

The selection process will be in accordance with Quality- and Cost-Based Selection (QCBS) Procedure, as described in ADB’s Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by Asian Development Bank and its Borrowers (March 2013).

Interested consulting firms may obtain information (including the full Terms of Reference) through ADB’s Consultant Services Recruitment Notice (CSRN, accessible online at adb.csrn.org) or from:

Mr. Oum Phea
Procurement Officer
Ministry of Tourism, Address: #3A, Street 169, Sangkat Veal Vong, Khan 7 Makara, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Email: oumphea@yahoo.com
EOIs must be submitted online through ADB’s Consultant Management System (csrn.adb.org) by 08 March 2015.

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