Development and restructuring of infrastructure have been a major component of UNDP and EU partnership in Cyprus since 2001. Investments in local infrastructure in the northern part of Cyprus have been financed in the sectors of environment, water and wastewater, architectural restorations, recreational areas, and other social infrastructure, such as local community facilities.
The EU in cooperation with UNPD established a new mechanism, namely the “Local Infrastructure Facility” (LIF), to coordinate and support the implementation of EU funded infrastructure projects in the northern part of Cyprus. Its main aim is the identification, selection, bringing to maturation, tendering and implementation of sustainable projects selected through iterative participatory processes (‘calls for proposals’) involving the EU, UNDP and the local communities/beneficiaries. The selected & matured projects are then to be proposed to be realised with EU funding and implemented by UNDP. Projects with bi-communal aspects, either in terms of physicality or implementation, are promoted where possible.
Of the projects selected with a degree of maturity and considered as a priority project is the ‘Pedieos River/Kanlidere Rehabilitation (linear park) Project’. This project located in Nicosia will be implemented in both north and south and also within the UN buffer zone of Nicosia. It is a bi-communal project consisting of construction flood protection measures and a linear park (walking and cycling path) along a length of approx. 5.6 km of riverbed, to specifications similar to the already completed river linear park in the southern part of Nicosia.
The project consists of works covering approximately;
An EC funded detailed Feasibility Study (FS) for the ‘Pedieos River/Kanlidere Rehabilitation Project’, completed January 2019, is available and includes;
UNDP will implement the project as ‘design & build FIDIC yellow book’ modality. The Employer’s Requirements to be prepared by the consultant will be used for this purpose.
Under the overall supervision of the UNDP Senior Programme Manager and the direct supervision of the LIF Project Manager, the Consultant shall carry out the elaboration of the Employer’s Requirements (ER) to enable the UNDP tendering of a design & build (FIDIC yellow book) works contract.
The Feasibility Study will be made available to the consultant for use in compilation of the ER after contract signature. Any necessary supplementary data for the elaboration of the ER is to be acquired from relative stakeholders and beneficiaries..
The Consultants activities are expected to indicatively involve;
The Consultant shall submit deliverables in three stages;
20 working days in total. The Consultants working time is to be 100% based in Nicosia, northern part of Cyprus. Adequate working area is to be provided within UNDP premises.
Deliverables shall be submitted in printed (x 3 copies) and in editable electronic format (MS word, excel, etc.) on ‘flash disk’.
Contents of the Employers Requirements
The Employer’s Requirements (ER) that will be used as part of the solicitation process based on FIDIC Yellow Book ‘design & build’ modality and must include, inter alia, the following aspects/topics:
Objectives of the contract, project area, climate, geomorphology, population, etc.
DESIGN INPUT DATA
Pertinent data obtained from the Feasibility Study and from beneficiaries, such as the topographical surveys, ecological data, metrological data, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) recommendations, etc. The ER should state that these data are for references only and must be validated by the contractor during the design & build stage.
CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN REQUIREMENTS
Design conditions, required permits, general and particular design requirements.
DESCRIPTION OF SCOPE OF WORKS
Detailed description of the works, such as walking & cycle paths, bridges, retaining walls, culverts, facilities, etc., and related Employers specifications.
Implementation time schedule with designs and works timelines outlined and described.
ASSUMPTIONS and RISKS
The ER shall give an outline of ‘assumptions & risks’ for the D&B contractor to develop its mitigation & monitoring measures during the D&B contract.
Other than the specific and technical competencies required in order to perform the duties described above, the following personal and general competencies will be needed:
Required Skills and Experience
Education, experience and language requirements:
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
Financial Proposal: Applicants requested to submit financial proposal for the assignments defined in this term of reference as:
Evaluation / Selection Process
All applicants will be screened against qualifications and the competencies set above. Candidates fully meeting the requirements will be further evaluated based on the criteria below.
Technical Criteria (CV review and interviews) – 70% of total evaluation – max. 70 points
CV review: 30 points:
Only candidates who obtained at least 70% of points from the CV review (who will score at least 21 points) will be eligible to be invited for an interview/desk review.
Interview/Desk review: 40 points
Only those individual consultants who obtained at least 70% of points from the interview and written test (28 out of 40) will be considered for financial proposal evaluation.
Financial Criteria – 30% of total evaluation – max. 30 points.
Financial scores will be calculated using the formula [lowest offer / financial offer of the candidate x 30].
UNDP applies the “Best value for money approach” – the final selection will be based on the combination of the applicants’ qualification and financial proposal.
Payable upon submission of the final outputs upon approval of UNDP.