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Ministry of Food and Agriculture


(PROJECT ID: P114264)

Reference No. MOFA/GCAP/QCBS/2016/03



  1. The Government of Ghana (GoG) led by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) is implementing the Ghana Commercial Agriculture Project (GCAP) with funding from the World Bank (WB) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
  2. The project was restructured in 2015 with the revised Project Development Objective (PDO) to improve agricultural productivity of both smallholder and nucleus farms in selected project intervention areas through increased access to reliable water, land, finance, agricultural inputs, and-output markets.
    The restructured GCAP now consist of the following seven components:

    • Strengthening investment promotion infrastructure and facilitating secure access to land;
    • Securing PPPs and smallholder linkages in the Accra Plains;
    • Securing PPPs and small-holder linkages in the SADA Zone;
    • Project Management including M&E and impact analysis;
    • Investments in physical rehabilitation and modernization of existing public irrigation and drainage infrastructure;
    • Support to the restructuring of irrigation and drainage institutions of the Government of Ghana; and
    • Support for the development of Water Users’ Associations and new scheme management institutions.
      GCAP intends to apply part of the funds for eligible payments for studies and construction supervision of Rehabilitation of Small Irrigation Schemes which have been identified by Ghana Irrigation Development Authority (GIDA).

    There are two (2) categories of schemes for the assignment as follows: the first consists of four (4) schemes which will require both design studies and construction supervision. The second consists of two (2) schemes for which studies have been completed but will require construction supervision. The two categories are listed below:

    First Category: Schemes requiring design studies and construction supervision:

    • Sankana Irrigation Scheme.
    • Tanoso Irrigation Scheme.
    • Kpando Torkor Irrigation Scheme.
    • Golinga Irrigation Scheme (added at the request of USAID).

    Second Category: Schemes already designed but requiring only construction supervision.

    • Amate Irrigation Scheme.
    • Libga Irrigation Scheme (Added at the request of USAID).
  3. The objective of this Terms of Reference (TOR) is to select Consultants to undertake the design (for First Category) and, upon satisfactory performance, the construction supervision of all six. The assignment will be divided into three (3) Phases: Phase 1 will comprise Preliminary Designs and Detailed Designs and formation of Water User Associations as prescribed by the WUA legislation LI 2230, 2016. Phase 2 will comprise the construction supervision of the Works and Capacity Building of the WUAs and Phase 3 will involve post-construction supervision (Defects Liability Period).
  4. The scope of the assignment involves where applicable the following:
    • The review of past studies on the development of irrigation in the project area. This shall include the safety of all existing dams indicated in the list above.
    • Topographic survey and mapping of the area.
    • The determination of the agriculture production potentials of the area taking into consideration the returns on investments.
    • The identification of the most efficient and economic design options in terms of water storage, conveyance and delivery systems within the area.
    • Preparation of preliminary and detailed designs for the project area (headworks and irrigable area).
    • Formation and Capacity Building for Water Users Associations (WUAs)
    • Construction supervision of the designed scheme.
    • Post Construction/Defects Liability Period.

    The consultant is expected to use up-to-date techniques in surveys and designs and provide least cost solutions to achieve the objective of optimal technical and economic use of the available water in the system. The duration of the consultancy is approximately 20 months.

  5. The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) now invites consulting firms to indicate their interest in providing the services described above. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform these services. Short listing criteria include the following: (1) Core business and numbers of years in business (annual turn-over in last five years should be at least US$ 0.5 million equivalent); (2) Technical and managerial organization of the firm; (3) Availability of appropriate skills among staff – including but not limited to specialists in modern irrigation and drainage design, and technical surveyors with experience in modern surveying techniques, agricultural economics sociology dam safety engineering and agricultural engineering(4) Firm’s experience in similar assignments (minimum of 15 years of experience in irrigation and drainage infrastructure design, formation of water user associations and/or organizational development) ; and (5) Firm’s experience in working in similar conditions/environments (minimum 5 years of experience).
  6. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers, January 2011 and revised 2014 editions(“Consultant Guidelines”), outlining the World Bank’s policies on conflict of interest.
  7. Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications.
  8. A short list of consulting firms will be compiled immediately following the deadline for submission of EOIs. Request for Proposals will be issued to the short-listed firms and a consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS) Method procedures set out in the Guidelines: Selection and Employment of consultant Under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grant by World Bank Borrowers (January 2011 and revised 2014 editions).
  9. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours i.e. 0900 to 1700 hours.
  10. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by e-mail) by 10.00HRS Friday November 11, 2016.

The Project Coordinator,
Ghana Commercial Agriculture
Ministry of Food and Agriculture
MOFA New Project Block,
Behind Government Secretarial School,
Tel.: +233-501510508; +233-242435900
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