Invitation for Request for Expressions of Interest    Status:Approved


Ministry/Division : Ministry of Road Transport and Bridges
Agency : Roads & Highways Department (RHD)
Procuring Entity Name : Project Director, Technical Assistance for Road Transport Connectivity Improvement Project Preparatory Facility
Procuring Entity Code :
Procuring Entity District : Dhaka
Expression of Interest for Selection of : Consulting Firm (International)  (Lump-Sump)
Title Of Service : Environmental and Social Management Consultancy
EOI Ref. No. : Memo No.35.01.2690. 104
Date : 12/11/2020


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


Budget and Source of Funds : Development Budget Grant/Credit
Development Partners : The World Bank


Project/Programme Name : Bangladesh Western Economic Corridor & Regional Enhancement Program (WeCARE) Phase-I
EOI Closing Date and Time : 21/12/2020 02:30 PM


Brief Description of Assignment : The broad scope of consulting services (“the Services”) include carrying out the tasks mentioned below along the Jhenaidah- Jashore National Highway segment and Bhomra-Satkhira-Navaron National & Regional Highway segment. 1. Update the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) and Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP) prepared for ‘Phase – 1: Jashore-Jhenaidah (48.5 km) National Highway’ of the Program based on the final alignment and detailed engineering design; 2. Prepare the Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) for investments proposed under ‘Phase – 1: Jashore-Jhenaidah (48.5 km) Highway’; 3. Conduct a Strategic Environment and Social Assessment (SESA) applicable for the entire WeCARE Program across the multiple phases to be implemented by RHD and Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) as well as the sections of the highway which will be widened with funding from Asian Infrastructure and Investment Bank (AIIB); 4. Conduct an ESIA and prepare the ESMP for Phase – 3 activities to be implemented by RHD (58 km long Bhomra – Satkhira – Navaron Highway)
Experience, Resources and Delivery Capacity Required : Interested consulting firms should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The qualifications and experiences for shortlisting are: 1. Experience in conducting ESIA conducting for infrastructure project; 2. Experience in preparing and implementing RAP for infrastructure project, preferably in Bangladesh; 3. Experience in conducting SESA for infrastructure project, preferably in South Asia Region; 4. Availability of appropriate skills among in-house staff; and 5. Experience in development partner’s funded similar projects. The attention of interested International Consultants is drawn to the Section III, Para 3.14,3.16, and 3.17 of the World Bank's” Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers, July 2016 and updated in August 2018,” setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. Short-listed consultants would be given an opportunity to enhance their qualification by associating with other forms in the form of association or sub-consultancy. However, if firms would like to form a JV, that must be done at this EOI stage. After short-listing, firms would not to be allowed to form Joint Ventures. A Consultancy Firm will be selected in accordance with the Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS) method set out in the Procurement Regulations.
Other Details (if applicable) : Expected date for commencement of the services is April 2021 and the tentative duration of the entire assignment is about 24 (Twenty-four) months. A draft TOR can be found at the following website: (;; or can be obtained at the address of the undersigned given below). Expression of Interest (EOI) must be delivered in a written form to the address of the undersigned (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by 14:30 PM (BST), December 21, 2020. The client will not be responsible for any costs or expenses incurred by the firm(s) in connection with the preparation or delivery of the EOI.
Association with foreign firms is : Encouraged
Eoi Detail Information
Ref No Phasing Of Services Location Start Date Completion Date
SP-06 Phasing Of Services Satkhira, Jashore, Jhenaidah April 2021 24 months


Name of Official Inviting EOI : Riaz Ahmad Jaber
Designation of Official Inviting EOI : Project Director (ACE)
Address of Official Inviting EOI : Technical Assistance for Road Transport Connectivity Improvement Project Preparatory Facility, Level-02 (1st Floor), Part-01, Main Building of RHD, Sarak Bhaban, Tejgaon, Dhaka-1208
Contact details of Official Inviting EOI : Phone : 48312270, Fax : , Email :
The procuring entity reserves the right to accept or reject all tenders