REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
(CONSULTING SERVICES – FIRMS SELECTION)
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COUNTRY: Federated States of Micronesia
NAME OF PROJECT: Maritime Investment Project (P163922)
Assignment Title: Consultancy for the Design and Supervision of Safe, Efficient and Climate Resilient
Maritime Infrastructure in FSM.
Reference No.: FM‐DOTCI‐259098‐CS‐QCBS
The Federated States of Micronesia has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the
FSM Maritime Investment Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.
The scope of this design and supervision assignment will be determined by the FSMIP Needs Assessment
that is in its final stages of completion. The Needs Assessment consultant’s final report will be provided
as a reference document at the Request for Proposals (RFP) stage of this Design and Construction
Supervision procurement activity. Likewise, the detailed scope of construction works to be designed
under this assignment will be included as an appendix to the finalized TOR at the RFP stage of this
The consulting services (“the Services”) will involve undertaking four consecutive stages ‐ Design of
Maritime Infrastructure Improvements at the Four FSM International Ports, Procurement Assistance,
Construction Supervision and Contracts Administration, and Defects Liability Period.
Stage 1 – Design of Maritime Infrastructure Improvements at the Four FSM International Ports
Concept designs have been completed for infrastructure improvements at all four ports, and these
concepts are to be developed into detailed designs, drawings, specifications and bid documentation. The
consulting firm will provide procurement support, supervision of construction and administration of works
contracts for a subset of these concept design items, while the remaining concept design items will have
detailed designs, drawings and specifications prepared only. Concept design items for works that are not
prioritized under FSMIP due to budget constraints will be recommended for inclusion in future project
funding. NOTE: Some surveys were undertaken as part of the Needs Assessment consultancy but the
output data from these will need to be verified for detailed design purposes.
Stage 2 – Procurement Assistance
Following acceptance / approval of the Design Completion Report and Bidding Documents, and the
Client’s decision to proceed with the works contract(s) bidding, the consultant shall assist DoTC&I with
procurement of the works contractor(s), during and after the bidding period.
Stage 3 – Construction Supervision and Contracts Administration
The consultant will be fully responsible to the client for construction supervision and administration of
the works contract(s). The consultant will be required to monitor, audit and perform independent testing
of materials and systems put in place by the works contractor to verify their compliance with the required
standards in accordance with the specifications.
Stage 4 – Defects Liability Period
The Consultant is required to carry out periodic inspections on a quarterly basis for the duration of the
Defects Liability Period (DLP) stipulated in the construction contract.
To obtain the Terms of Reference (TOR) for this Expression of Interest stage of the assignment (and the
TOR for the precursory Needs Assessment Study) you are encouraged to write to the Project Manager at
firstname.lastname@example.org or the Project Officer at email@example.com.
The Department of Transportation, Communication and Infrastructure (DoTC&I) now invites eligible
consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants
should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant
experience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria are:
- General experience in the core areas of design and construction supervision (a minimum of 10
years’ experience will be required)
- Experience on similar assignments as per the Terms of Reference (at least 3 similar assignments
over the past 10 years of which at least 1 assignment should be in a small island developing state)
- Proof of technical, managerial and financial capacity of the firm
- Experience in the pacific region is desired
The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to Section III, paragraphs, 3.14, 3.16, and 3.17 of the
World Bank’s “Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers” July 2016 revised November 2017 and August
2018 (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.
Consultants may associate with other firms to enhance their qualifications, but should indicate clearly
whether the association is in the form of a joint venture and/or a sub‐consultancy. In the case of a joint
venture, all the partners in the joint venture shall be jointly and severally liable for the entire contract, if
A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality and Cost Based Selection Method (QCBS) set
out in the Procurement Regulations.
Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 0900 to 1700 Pohnpei Time
Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or
by e‐mail) by 4:00 p.m. (1600 hrs) Pohnpei Time on Monday, December 20, 2021.
Department of Transportation, Communication and Infrastructure (DoTC&I)
Palikir, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)
Tel: (+691) 320 2080
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Central Implementation Uni