Invitation for Request for Expressions of Interest    Status:Approved


Ministry/Division : Ministry of Shipping
Agency : Chittagong Port Authority
Procuring Entity Name : Chief Hydrographer
Procuring Entity Code : 5205
Procuring Entity District : Chattogram
Expression of Interest for Selection of : Consulting Firm (International)  (Time-Based)
Title Of Service : Selection of International Consultancy Firm for Consultancy Services for a comprehensive Hydrologic, Hydrodynamic and Morphological study of the Karnaphuli River from the river mouth to the Kalurghat bridge for enhancing navigability from river mouth to CPA jetty area by dredging for future port capacity enhancement.
EOI Ref. No. : 18.04.0000.732.26.099.18
Date : 04/07/2018


Procurement Sub-Method : Quality and Cost Based Selection(QCBS)


Budget and Source of Funds : Own Funds Own Funds
Development Partners : None


Project/Programme Name :
EOI Closing Date and Time : 06/08/2018 1200 noon


Brief Description of Assignment : The work consists of: a. Furnishing a desktop study, a numerical model study including hydraulic and hydrological study, sedimentation, and erosion aspect, navigation and operability, of the Karnaphuli navigational channel for port developments all in accordance with the highest standards of the engineering profession and the applicable standards of CPA. b. Maintenance dredging strategy (depending on kind of soil, frequency of dredging, extra depth including spreading / dumping of sediments) c. Environmental aspects (such as sustainability, nature protection, reuse of dredged materials and dealing with contaminated sediments) d. To provide a market strategy (including how to realize cost reduction) e. Following from this market strategy a contracting strategy (in line with international standards) also addressing administrative contractual procedures. f. Providing financing schemes and mechanisms g. Provide a strategy on how to reuse dredged materials, and if that’s not possible how to deal with them; h. To perform a stakeholder analysis i. Maritime access Information (survey, quality of data, maritime safety, international standards, etc) j. How to implement the maintenance strategy in laws, regulation and enforcement k. Determine the potential areas to be dredged for ensuring safe navigation and entrance of larger ships in the river Karnaphuli.
Experience, Resources and Delivery Capacity Required : 1. The Eligible consulting firms are to indicate their interest in providing the above mentioned services. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (such as: brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff etc.). Submitted EOI’s would be evaluated on the basis of the following, among others: Registration of the firm(s); Annual turn over of the firm(s); Availability of resources including support services; Availability of professionals; Experience of firm(s) in similar works; Work experience in Various sea and harbours at global level (joint venture allowed). 2. Individual applicant or Lead Partner of JVCA must be an International Consultancy firm a. Have expertise in completing studies/analysis reports in terms of technical, economical, environmental, operational, financial feasibility study of port expansion like the said study. b. Having experience in detailed hydrologic and hydraulic studies of sea dynamics and stability and estuarine morphological dynamics in navigational channel and outer anchorage area. c. Having internationally acclaimed engineering or relevant professional experience. In addition to the services defined in this EOI the Consultant shall have sufficient knowledge (to be demonstrated in the submittal) of Port Facilities (incl structures such as jetties, breakwater etc) and port related Environmental Studies. d. The financial capability should be shown as Financial Turnover supported by audited financial reports for the last five years. e. The International consultant will nominate an experienced Local firm that is committed to coordination, communication and documentation between CPA and the leading consultant. f. The lead firm (must be internationally experienced consultancy firm) shall be liable for the entire study obligations under the contract. g. The above mentioned criteria are an outline of overall idea for the prospective Consultancy Firm. However the detailed Terms of Reference (TOR), qualification criteria, resource requirements, financial strength and all other related terms as required for rendering the consultancy services will be clearly elaborated in the Request For Proposal (RFP). This RFP will be issued only to the short listed consultancy firms. Only Objectives and TOR may be collected from this address: nishanhydro@gmail
Other Details (if applicable) :
Association with foreign firms is : Encouraged
Eoi Detail Information
Ref No Phasing Of Services Location Start Date Completion Date
18.04.0000.732.26.099.18 Single lot Chittagong October-2018 March-2019


Name of Official Inviting EOI : Commander M Arifur Rahman
Designation of Official Inviting EOI : Chief Hydrographer
Address of Official Inviting EOI : Room No-402, Bandar Bhaban, Chittagong Port Authority, Chittagong-4100
Contact details of Official Inviting EOI : Phone : +88 031 2510840, Fax : +88 031 2510889, Email :
The procuring entity reserves the right to accept or reject all tenders