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 : Superintending Engineer,RHD, Planning Monitoring and Evaluation Circle (Planning and Data Circle), Room-404, Sarak Bhabhan, Tejgaon, Dhaka, Bangladesh
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Procuring Entity District : Dhaka
Expression of Interest for Selection of : Consulting Firm (National)  (Lump-Sump)
Title Of Service : Request for Expressions of Interest (REOI) for Consultancy Services for Bridge/Culvert Inspection and Data Entry Operation with the help of Existing Manuals and BMS Software under Chattogram and Sylhet Zone of Roads and Highways Department.
EOI Ref. No. : 35.01.0000.
Date : 24/05/2022


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


Budget and Source of Funds : Non_Development GOB
Development Partners : None


Project/Programme Name :
EOI Closing Date and Time : 21/06/2022 2.00 PM
Publication Date : 24/05/2022


Brief Description of Assignment : A. BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE - 1. The Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh (GOB) will provide fund from the Operating Budget towards the cost of consultancy services for Bridge/Culvert Inspection and Data Entry Operation with the help of Existing Manuals and BMS Software under Chattogram and Sylhet Zone including Retrofitting/Repair Design of selected bridges. 2. This service will pave the way to build a comprehensive database of bridges/culverts under RHD. The objective of this specific service is to establish a database of bridges/culverts under Chattogram and Sylhet Zone. B. SCOPE: Bridge Inspection is the engineering assessment of the physical condition of a Bridge in order to determine necessary remedial measures such as maintenance, repair, rehabilitation, replacement etc. The following distresses of Bridges/Culverts will be investigated. 1. Corrosion 2. Crack in Steel 3. Loose or Missing Bolts 4. Fracture 5. Deterioration of Paint 6. Crack 7. Spalling/Exposed Rebar 8. Water Leakage/Efflorescence 9. Fallen out of Deck Slab 10. Crack of Deck Slab 11. Delamination 12. Abnormal Spacing 13. Difference in Level 14. Abnormal Bituminous Pavement 15. Functional Disorder of Bearing 16. Defects of Reinforcing Material for Rehabilitation/Strengthening 17. Abnormal Anchorage 18. Discoloration/ Deterioration of Materials 19. Water Leakage/Puddle 20. Abnormal Noise/Vibration 21. Abnormal Deflection 22. Deformation/Break 23. Accumulation of Debris 24. Settlement/Tilt/Movement 25. Scouring16. Other Types (As per Bridge Inspection and Evaluation Manual available at RHD Website or Office of the Undersigned) 1. Activity 1: Prepare a detailed Framework Plan for Bridge/Culvert Inspection and Data Entry as per requirement of the Procuring Entity; 2. Activity 2: Conduct Bridge/Culvert Inspection including Collection of Basic Data of Structures, Condition Inventory with the application of Video and still photography following the existing manuals; Certain Inspection tools and vehicles may be required for the inspection including, but not limited to, Bridge Inspection Vehicle, Speed Boat, Ladder, Robot Camera, Rebound Hammer, Inspection Hammer, Crack Scale Binocular, GPS, Drone, Rebar Detector, Salinity Measuring Instrument, Vernier Caliper, Laser Range Finder etc. 3. Activity 3: Verify collected data and prepare a complete Bridge Inventory in both hard and soft copy 4. Activity 4: Input of verified Data into BMS Server as per requirement of the Procuring Entity. 5. Activity 5: Prioritize the Bridges/Culverts through BMS Software following existing Manuals. 6. Activity 6: Prepare design of repair/retrofitting for selected bridges from the priority list. 7. Activity 7: Prepare estimation of the repair/retrofitting work analyzing the market rate and available approved schedule of rates. 8. The Roads and Highways Department (RHD) under the Road Transport and Highways Division (RTHD), Ministry of Road Transport and Bridges (MoRTB) now invites Expressions of Interest (EOI) in English from bonafide National consulting firm(s) either as individual firm or in Joint Venture/Association for short listing of Firm(s) for the consultancy services. i) Interested firms may associate with other firms (Locals) to local firm to enhance their qualifications but should mention whether the association in the form of “Joint Venture” or “Sub-Consultancy”. In case of association all member of such “association” should have real and well defined input of assignment. ii) In addition to the above the JV shall have to indicate all documents mentioned in “Experience, Resources and Delivery capacity required” collectively iii) The lead partner shall not authorize any other partner to sign the contract and any other related documents. iv) In case of a joint venture, all the partners in the joint venture shall be jointly and severally liable for the entire contract, if selected. It is preferable to limit the maximum number of firms within 03 (three) in an association including the lead firm 9. The Consultants will be selected under Quality and Cost Based Selection Method (QCBS) in accordance with the procedures set out in the Public Procurement Rules-2008 including its subsequent Amendments.
Experience, Resources and Delivery Capacity Required : 10. The interested Applicants are required to have experience of completing similar nature of Bridge Inspection/Bridge Retrofitting/Bridge Design /Bridge Supervision Work; 11. Interested firm(s) must provide information emphasizing that they are qualified to perform the services through Brochures, registrations, profile availability of appropriate skills/experts among staff etc. . The EOI will be evaluated on the basis of the following (along with certified English Transcript if not in English): i) Registration of the Firm; ii) Legal Entitlements of the Firm (Trade License, TIN, VAT Registration, etc); iii) Company Profile: Management, Personnel and Performance (limited to 3 pages); iv) Summary of Permanent Professional Staff with key qualifications (qualification and experience); v) Average Annual Turnover in the last 3 (three) years (Audited Financial Statement for the last 3 (three) years); vi) General and Overall Experience of the firm(s) (limited to 5 pages) and vii) Experience in Similar nature of service over the last 10 years (limited to 5 pages);
Other Details (if applicable) : 12. Interested Applicants may obtain further information by applying to the undersigned during normal office hours. The EOI, with all supporting documents, must be submitted to the address of the undersigned on or before 2.00 PM, June 21, 2022 in sealed envelopes marked with “Consultancy Services for Bridge/Culvert Inspection and Data Entry Operation with the help of Existing Manuals and BMS Software under Chattogram and Sylhet Zone of Roads and Highways Department.” Any late submission will be rejected. 13. The Procuring Entity shall not be responsible for any costs or expenses incurred by the firm(s) in connection with the preparation or submission of the EOI. 14. The Procuring Entity reserves the right to accept or reject all Expressions of Interest (EOI) without assigning any reason.
Association with foreign firms is : Not Applicable
Eoi Detail Information
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Name of Official Inviting EOI : Md. Zikrul Islam
Designation of Official Inviting EOI : Superintending Engineer, RHD
Address of Official Inviting EOI : Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Circle (Planning and Data Circle) Room No- 404, Sarak Bhabhan, Tejgaon Dhaka, Bangladesh
Contact details of Official Inviting EOI : Phone : +8802-41024878 , Fax : , Email :,
The procuring entity reserves the right to accept or reject all tenders