Call for Expression of Interest
USAID Karnali Water Activity
Call for Expression of Interest (EOI)
Development of Municipal Water User Master Plans (WUMPs) in Western Nepal
The USAID Karnali Water Activity is a five-year project funded by USAID and implemented by DAI Global LLC (DAI). The USAID Karnali Water Activity’s goal is to create healthy, resilient, and water secure communities at the watershed level through strengthened water and sanitation governance that improves water resource management (including water for more resilient and biodiverse ecosystems), enhance sustainable access to drinking water, improve agriculture water management, and reduces the fecal pathogen burden in the environment from poorly managed non-sewered sanitation through fecal sludge management. The USAID Karnali Water Activity is seeking Expression of Interest (EOI) from organizations, private sector companies, and consortia / partnerships to undertake, or otherwise support, the development of Municipal Water User Master Plans (WUMPs). This call provides an overview of the opportunity, requirements for the expression of interest, evaluation criteria, and overall process, and explains the next steps to develop WUMPs. The purpose of this Call for Expressions of Interest is two-fold: to allow stakeholders and interested parties to provide input and suggestions on the WUMP design process; and to increase the USAID Karnali Water Activity’s knowledge of the capabilities and interest among potential partners to support, or directly undertake, the eventual implementation of 14 WUMPs.
This Call for EOIs is the first of the following five-phase process: (1) Call for Expression of Interest (EOI); (2) Shortlisting/pre-qualifying of potential WUMP design partners; (3) Co-Design event; (4) Proposal submission and evaluation; and (5) Negotiation and Award(s).
Interested applicants may obtain complete Call for Expression of Interest (EOI) document by emailing and request to KarnaliWater_Procurement@dai.com and include the EOI title (Development of Municipal Water User Master Plans (WUMPs) in Western Nepal) in the subject line.
The Expression of Interest (EOI) should be submitted by email to KarnaliWater_Procurement@dai.com on or before February 16, 2022 at 5:00 pm.