Terms of Reference

WaterAid Nepal

WaterAid is an international non-governmental organisation, focused on water, sanitation and hygiene. It was set up in 1981 as a response to the UN International Drinking Water decade (1981–1990). It operates in 34 countries as of 2018 The organization was first established by the UK water industry on 21 July 1981 as a charitable trust at their main office premises…

Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference

Service for installation of Electromagnetic flowmeters in Nepal Water Supply Corporation in Lahan Municipality

WaterAid is an international not-for-profit organization, established in 1981, determined to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere within a generation. We change millions of lives every year, working in 28 countries to provide clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene. 

Since we started in 1981, we’ve remained resolutely focused on tackling these three essentials that transform people’s lives. Without all three, people can’t live dignified, healthy lives. With all three, they can unlock their potential, break free from poverty, and change their lives for good. Children grow up healthy and strong, women and men get to earn a living, whole communities start to thrive. It sounds normal and it should be. 

By inspiring people and sparking chain reactions we help deliver lasting change in what’s normal. By working closely with partners internationally and on the ground in some of the toughest places in the world, we help achieve widespread change. Millions of people have already taken control of their lives and built better futures.

WaterAid has been working in Nepal since 1987. Our work in Nepal spans across 4 districts. We team up with local partners, technical experts, governments, and communities to support the delivery of integrated WASH services in hard-to-reach communities, helping to transform lives.

Background:

WaterAid Nepal is currently implementing the Project entitled “The Beacon Project: Municipality Wide equitable WASH Services in Lahan: A joint initiative of Anglian Water, their Alliance partners, WaterAid, and Nepal Water Supply Corporation (NWSC)” in Lahan municipality, Siraha District of Nepal under Recovery and Resilient WASH Programme, one of the flagships programme of WAN. The overall objective of the project is to support Nepal to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal for water and sanitation by implementing the WASH sector plan. The specific objectives are to:

1) Model a municipal-wide approach in Lahan as part of the district-wide model for Siraha district. 

2) Support the efficiency and expansion plans of NWSC in Lahan with a focus to reach marginalized and poor communities

3) Leverage the model in Lahan for district and national benefit.

In the current context of Nepal, where majority of the rural areas are in transition to transform to the small towns of municipal towns, their needs are also changing accordingly. Governments of Nepal and utilities have a responsibility to ensure the safe drinking water services to a high standard, with proper procedures in place to monitor their key performance indicators. In these contexts, the systematic performance monitoring in water utilities with new mode of thinking technically and systematically should be of paramount importance. In this regard, WaterAid visualized that the technical endeavours in water network management in water utilities with water balance principle shall be established to continuously monitor & record the water losses. This will enable a systematic basis to plan an action to mitigate the water losses ensuring equitable and sustainable water distribution in these fast-growing towns.

The Detailed Terms of Reference and Annex  can be downloaded by following the links below;

Clarification of proposal documents

The consulting firm/individual is expected to examine the sealed quotation documents. Failure to furnish all information required by the quotation documents or submission of a sealed quotation not substantially responsive to the quotation documents in every respect may result in the rejection of the bid.

A Pre bidding meeting among WAN, Project team from UK and consulting firm/individual will be made to clarify the technical specification. This will help in uniformity in understanding amongst the consulting firm/individual before submitting the proposal. 

A prospective bidder may request clarification on the Terms of reference and associated documents in writing through email at nepal-procurement@wateraid.org  to be eligible for pre bidding meeting before 29 August 2022. The pre bidding/consultation meeting will be held on 31 August 2022 through virtual medium or physical medium based on the Covid-19 situation and prevailing regulations. The final date of submission of the proposal is 6 September 2022.