The information contained in this Request for Proposals document (“RFP”) or subsequently provided to Applicants, whether verbally or in documentary or any other form by or on behalf of Family Homes Funds Limited (In Formation (“the Company”) , or any of its employees or advisers, is provided to Applicants on the terms and conditions set out in this RFP and such other terms and conditions subject to which such information is provided.
The (Company FHFL), its employees and advisers make no representation or warranty and shall have no liability to any person including any Applicant under any law, statute, rules or regulations or tort, principles of restitution or unjust enrichment or otherwise for any loss, damages, cost or expense which may arise from or be incurred or suffered on account of anything contained in this RFP or otherwise, including the accuracy, adequacy, correctness, reliability or completeness of the RFP and any assessment, assumption, statement or information contained therein or deemed to form part of this RFP or arising in any way in this Selection Process.
The (Company FHFL) also accept no liability of any nature whether resulting from negligence or otherwise, howsoever caused, arising from reliance of any Applicant upon the statements contained in this RFP.
The (Company FHFL) may in its absolute discretion, but without being under any obligation to do so, update, amend or supplement the information, assessment or assumption contained in this RFP.
The issue of this RFP does not imply that the (Company FHFL) is bound to select an Applicant or to appoint the Selected Applicant, as the case may be for the consultancy and the (Company FHFL) reserves the right to reject all or any of the proposals without assigning any reason whatsoever. The Applicants shall bear all costs associated with or relating to the preparation and submission of Proposals including but not limited to preparation, copying, postage, delivery fees, expenses associated with any demonstrations or presentations which may be required by the (Company FHFL) or any other costs incurred in connection with or relating to its Proposal.
All such costs and expenses will remain with the Applicant and the (Company FHFL) shall not be liable in any manner whatsoever for the same or for any other costs or other expenses incurred by an Applicant in preparation or submission of the Proposal, regardless of the conduct or outcome of the Selection Process.
Nigeria’s rapid population and urbanization growth rate are key drivers of the pressure on the demand for decent and affordable housing and investment in social infrastructure. The country has an estimated total population of about 195 million people and is the largest in Africa. The population growth is at the rate of 2.6% and marked by increasing rate of urbanization estimated at 4.3% per annum with the urban population estimated at 50.3% in 2018. This situation has resulted in a huge housing deficit, which is estimated to be up to a backlog of 17 million units in 2019. In addition to the housing supply deficit, effective demand is constrained by low household income, limited range of available and affordable mortgage products, high costs of borrowing and general difficulty in accessing credit. Inadequate access to housing finance is thus the result of a combination of high interest rates; unavailability of long-term loans and large deposit requirements by most lenders, besides, informal renting which utilizes a large percentage of household incomes. This inevitably limits contribution of the housing and mortgage finance sector to economic growth. As of 2018, the share of mortgage debt to GDP ratio was very limited and estimated at below 1%, provided through 36 mortgage finance institutions, making mortgage market expansion and access to affordable housing finance a top priority for the country.
In response, the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) has launched a number of initiatives, including Family Homes Funds Limited (FHFL) to help address the housing deficit. FHFL was established in 2016, as a Private Limited Liability Company with initial shareholding by the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) Ministry of Finance and the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), to act as a catalyst to the delivery of affordable housing and mortgage finance. The overall mission of the FHFL is to provide 500,000 affordable homes and to create 1.5 million jobs through their housing value chain. Given the complexity of the housing challenges in Nigeria, including poor adherence to industry standards and limited artisanal skills, FHFL was designed to play a broad development role throughout the supply and demand side of the housing value chain. Its involvement is set up to be innovative, diverse and impactful to include the promotion of supply of affordable housing units, help lower the barriers for lower to middle income earners seeking to access mortgage finance products and promote job creation. The FGN is consolidating these efforts by deepening the enabling business environment and putting in place an organization which can support the delivery of affordable housing units.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) is considering a financial package to the Federal Government of Nigeria to support the provision of affordable homes to middle and low income earners nationwide. Family Homes Funds Limited (FHFL) has been set up as a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to implement the project. The Financial package will be provided to FHFL and backed by a sovereign guarantee of the Federal Government of Nigeria. The Loan and the proceeds from the FHFL securitization program will be used to support the growing need for long-term funding to enable first time homeowners access to decent housing in Nigeria. FHFL will engage in mortgage finance to low- and middle-income earners. It will also support local developers to deepen the supply side of affordable housing and mortgages.
FHFL has engaged a number of states and private developers to build homes across the country; some of the offtake for the homes will be through the Help to Buy mortgage scheme that will be financed under the AfDB transaction. The home construction activities will involve land take; land clearing; movement of materials, equipment and personnel; utilization of natural resources etc. The risks associated with these activities include: economic and physical displacement of people; risk of injury to workers; loss of vegetation and biodiversity; increased road traffic accidents; waste generation; discharges to watercourses; nuisance in the form of noise, dust and vibration; disruption to local economic activities etc. These risks have triggered the Operational Safeguards of the African Development Bank’s ISS as well as National Legislation, thereby requiring Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIAs) that result in Environmental and Social Management Plans (ESMPs) and/or Abbreviated Resettlement Action Plans (ARAPs).
The ESMPs will describe the actions that will be taken by the FHFL and the developers to enhance positive impacts and to avoid, minimize, mitigate, compensate / offset negative impacts. The ESMPs is also used to monitor identified environmental and social impacts that will be identified from each of the sites being developed. Further, the ESMPs will describe the mitigation and management measures, clarify responsibilities for implementation, provide an implementation plan with the necessary time schedule and costs and indicate how environmental and social monitoring measures will be implemented. The ESMPs hall be flexible to ensure the integration of project specific mitigation, enhancement and monitoring requirements. The ESIAs and ESMPs and/or ARAPs shall be prepared in accordance with National Legislation and AfDB ISS.
Project Development Objectives
The project has three (3) interrelated components: (i) Provision of affordable long-term mortgages to lower- and middle-income households; (ii) Developing housing construction artisanal skills for durable employment and FHF developers’ capacities for environmental safeguards and green technologies; and (iii) Project Management Support. This will be guided by lessons of past Bank and other Development Partner support, with more emphasis on strengthening the implementing partners’ institutional capacity and ownership of the project, as well as benchmarking and collaborating with good practices in similar contexts.
2.0 OBJECTIVES OF THE CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR THE ESIAS, AND ESMPS/ARAPS
The objective of the consultancy service is to prepare ESIAs and ESMPs in line with the ISS and adhering to country environmental standards and approval mechanisms. The pre-construction and construction phases of the estates will interact with the environmental and social conditions of each location to create interaction matrices. The latter will define the scope of the ESIAs and ESMPs.
3.0 SCOPE THE CONSULTANCY SERVICE
The scope of the consultancy service includes the initiation of an ESIA process that generates an ESMP and/or ARAP for each of the estates being developed.
3.1 Guiding Principles
The African Development Bank policies on the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (OS1), Involuntary resettlement, land acquisition, population displacement, and compensation (OS2), Biodiversity and ecosystems services (OS3), Pollution Prevention and Control, Green House Gases, Hazardous Materials and Resources Efficiency (OS4), Labour Conditions, Health and Safety (OS5) as well as the EIA Act of the Federal Government of Nigeria.
The developments are anticipated to entail land take and land clearing, increased traffic from movement of materials and workers; digging of trenches for foundation laying; building of physical structures etc. These are activities that will potentially impact on the following environmental and social spaces: Air quality and micro climatic conditions; ambient noise; vegetation; biodiversity; soils; geology and hydrogeology; surface water; aquatic and benthic organisms; agriculture; land tenure system; heritage sites; forest reserve areas; means of livelihood; cultural sites; employment; road transportation; markets and micro economic activities; population influx; migrant workers and job seekers; leadership and governance set up; ethno-religious set ups; feuds among locals and migrant job seekers especially the youth; health conditions; waste generation; health and safety of workers, including the risk of communicable diseases such as COVID 19 and HIV AIDS etc. For each development, these impacts shall be fully identified, and appropriate mitigation measures proffered and costed.
The consultant shall scope key environmental and social aspects for each development to determine the key issues and questions that the ESIAs and ESMPs will assess, and the key issues that might affect the design alternatives. This will include a preliminary analysis of the direct and indirect impacts of the developments, as well as environmental and social conditions in the areas that could potentially be affected by the development. He/she shall use this ToR as a starting point for further refining the scope of the environmental and social studies through a consultative process.
The scope of work for the ESIAs will include but not limited to the following:
- a) a detailed methodology for the preparation of the ESIAs, and ESMP within a given time frame of at most six weeks
- b) a review of available secondary data, including the preliminary and vital information/data contained in the BTOR and Aide Memoire of the last Bank Mission.
- c) proposed physical limits for the ESIA study areas, appropriate to the various E&S issues
- d) potential impacts and the types and levels of impacts to be assessed in the ESIAs
- e) potential alternatives and locations options for consideration in the ESIAs
- f) review of information on the existing environment, recommendations for appropriate methods of survey/data collection to establish environmental conditions
- g) recommendations for appropriate methods for the prediction and assessment of impacts
- h) review of potential/need for know-how transfer to be included/incorporated into the ESIA/ESMP process
- i) if required, a stakeholder engagement plan, including the identification and analysis of key stakeholders.
- j) a schedule of consultations during construction and operation that is gender inclusive and cuts across the various age groups in the project area.
The output of the scoping study will be an inception report for each development and will detail a roadmap for the preparation of the ESIAs and ESMPs.
3.3: Environmental and Social Impact Assessment
The ESIA reports to be prepared by the consultant shall be in accordance with the format stipulated in the Bank’s ISS and ESAP document as outlined below:
- Policy, Legal and Administrative Framework (See Annex 4)
- Project Description and Justification
- Description of the Project Environment
- Project Alternatives
- Results of Comparison of Alternatives
- Potential Impacts
- Mitigation/Enhancement Measures and Complementary Initiatives
- Expected Residual Effects and Environmental Hazard Management
- Monitoring Programme
- Public Consultations and Public Disclosure
- Institutional Capabilities and Strengthening Plan
- References and Contacts
3.3.1 Description of the Environmental and Social Components
For each of the sites, the following parameters shall be considered in the ESIA process:
- Ambient temperature
- Relative Humidity
- Wind speed and Direction
- Seasonal variation and extreme microclimates and determining factors.
- Climate Change Vulnerability
- Green House Gases Account
- Ambient air pollution: CO2, NO, NO2, SO2, VOC, Particulates, (SPM)
- Ambient Noise Levels
- Noise sources
- Proximity of human and ecological habitats to noise sources
Vegetation and Wildlife (Biodiversity)
- Identification of vegetation ecotypes and plant species
- Identification of economic/medicinal species
- Identification of protected trees
- Identification of wildlife species
- Identification of wildlife species, habitat behavioral patterns
- Documentation of Endangerment status of wildlife
- Soil Physico-chemical: pH, total hydrocarbon content, electrical conductivity, particle size, nutrient elements, Total N, Org. Matter, sulphate, phosphate, nitrate, trace elements – Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn, Pb, Ni, Cd, Cr, V, Ba) organic matter, CEC.
- Soil microbiology: total heterotrophic bacteria, total heterotrophic fungi, hydrocarbon degraders etc.
- Soil profile, and morphological characterization
- Land use and land cover description
- Land route/access.
- Description of principal rock types
- Identification of rock sequence
- Groundwater Quality (Existing Wells in the project location)
- Determination of ground water flow direction
- Minimum 3 groundwater monitoring boreholes to indicate subsurface stratigraphy of aquifer type and level
Surface Water and Aquatic Studies
- Water Physio-chemical: Total dissolved solids, turbidity, chemical oxygen demand, oil and grease, chloride, nitrate, sulfate, pH, temperature, conductivity, salinity, dissolved oxygen,
- Water microbiology:
- Metals: Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn, V, Ni, Cd, Pb, Cr, Ca, Mg, K, Na, P
- Hydrobiology: phytoplankton and zooplankton
- Fisheries and fishing activities
- Economic importance of aquatic ecosystem.
- Seasonal restriction due to breeding, migration or spawning etc.
- Population of rare, unique and endangered species.
- Physico-chemical: pH, total hydrocarbon content, electrical conductivity, redox potentials, particle size, aliphatic hydrocarbons, aromatic hydrocarbons, etc.
- Sediment microbiology:
- Metals: Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn, Pb, Ni, Cd, Cr, Co, V, Ca, Mg, K, Na, Ba,
- Hydrobiology: benthic macro fauna
Natural and Archaeological Characteristics
- Archeological interest
- Parks, designated area of environmental/amenity value
- Nature reserves
- Heritage sites
- Restricted areas (sacred sites and shrines)
Socio – Cultural
- Cultural and/or religious issues
- Traditional fishing rights, customs etc.
- Demographic: Description of population distribution, main centers urban/rural split
- Communities, social organization etc.
- Education/Health Services and Infrastructure, disease vectors, etc.
- Key stakeholders that are likely to be interested in the project
Socio – Economics
- Means of livelihood, economic base
- Description of settlement and man-made features
- Description of economic and historical sites
- Description of income distribution
- Description of transportation system
- Description of tourism and recreational facilities
- Description of social organizations and institutions
- Description of occupation and employment structure
- Description of host community health status and facilities
- Description of project health risks
- Description of community health needs and concerns of host communities.
- Perception towards proposed project
- Waste generation
- Disposal systems
- Waste management
- Causes of morbidity and mortality among the various age groups and gender
- Available Health institutions
- Awareness on STIs
The consultant shall generate data on the above Environmental and Social components that constitute the Baseline Data. The consultant shall then carry out an assessment of the potential direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts likely to occur as a consequence of construction and operational activities. The consultant shall then proffer mitigation and amelioration measures.
3.4 Assessment of Potential Impacts
The identification and evaluation of associated and potential impacts shall be carried out in accordance with the following standard methodology.
- Identification of Impact Sources – Check List
- Identification of Impact Indicators (Climate, Terrestrial, and Aquatic, etc.
- Prediction of impact magnitude
- Evaluation of importance of environmental components – consensus of opinions
- Evaluation of impacts – “The Strength of Relationship Matrix”
- Evaluation of Impacts “Risk Assessment Matrix”
- Identification of mitigation measures, avoidance/ elimination/minimization and enhancement strategies.
The associated and potential impact of each development shall be described as follows:
- Impacts resulting from project location/siting
- Impacts resulting from project construction activities
- Impacts resulting from project operation activities
- Impacts resulting from project abandonment or decommissioning.
The impacts shall further be classified as:
- Incremental, Cumulative and Residual Impact
- Adverse and Beneficial Impacts
- Short Term or Long-Term Impacts
- Normal or Abnormal Impacts
- Temporary (Reversible) or Permanent (Irreversible) Impacts
- Direct or Indirect Impacts
- Impacts associated with project risks and hazards
Where impacts are uncertain, the uncertainty will be made explicit and in this respect, risk assessment method will be applied.
3.5 Impacts Mitigation Measures and Alternatives
All negative impacts identified shall be considered for mitigation and control through preventive and mitigation measures. These measures shall be incorporated into the proposed development to minimize or completely eliminate the key negative impacts. Some of the measures will include:
- Emergency response and waste management procedures
- Pollution abatement/procedures at all times (construction, operations and maintenance)
- Environmental and Social awareness programmes for construction and operation staff especially staff of the various Developers.
- Proposal of changes in schedule of associated activities
- COVID 19, HIV/AIDS and Health awareness programme for developers and workers/project affected population/communities.
- Where the effectiveness of mitigation measures is uncertain, or depends on assumptions about operational procedures, monitoring programmes or management procedure shall be defined. Otherwise, the “No Project Option” and “Alternative Routes” options outlined in the Project Alternatives Chapter will be considered.
The standard output of the ESIA report is as outlined in Annex 3 of this document.
3.6 Consultations and Disclosures
The consultant shall carry out public consultations for the project, to collate the concerns, expectations, and opinions of affected, concerned and interested stakeholders:
- During the preparation and the finalization of the ToRs
- When the draft ESIA Report is ready and publicly disclosed
The consultation with the various stakeholders to the project shall include:
- Federal Ministry of Environment
- The respective states ministries of environment where the FHFL estates are located
- Project Area Local Governments
- Project Affected Persons (PAPs)
- Community Based Organizations (CBOs)
- Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
- Civil Rights Organisation
- Federal Ministry of Housing
- Nigeria Environmental Standard Regulatory & Enforcement Agency (NESREA)
The Consultant shall, on behalf of the borrower, make presentations of findings of the ESIA Draft Report at the FMEnv. ESIA in-house Panel Review Meeting. He/She shall incorporate the comments from the Panel Review meeting and produce the Final Report for ESIA country approval.
4.0 ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL MANAGEMENT PLAN (ESMP)
For each development, the consultant shall prepare a comprehensive Environmental and Social Management Plan normally using the data generated from the ESIA. The ESMP is a stand-alone document that outlines the various methods and procedures that shall be deployed in enhancing the positive and beneficial impacts and the mitigation measures for the adverse Environmental and Social impacts. The ESMP also indicates the actions that will ensure the implementation of these measures, the specific period and duration during the various phases of the development and the cost implications for carrying out each action.
5.0 EXPERTISE AND CONSULTANT’S QUALIFICATIONS
The consultant shall be an accredited Environmental and Social Impact Assessors in Nigeria with a minimum of ten years’ hands-on experience in carrying out Environmental and Social Impact Assessments. It shall provide verifiable evidence of its capacity to prepare ESIAs and ESMPs that meet international standards and donor requirements.
The qualifications of the lead consultant has been outlined in the Table below:
Table 1.0. List of Key Personnel Required for the ESIA and RAP Assignment
|S/N||Key Personnel||Required No.||Qualification||Experience|
|1.||Team Lead:Environmental Consultant||1||Advanced Degree (MSc or PhD) in Environmental Management or a related discipline||At least 10 years’ hand on experience in ESIA preparation (experience in building projects is an added advantage).|
|2||Civil Engineer||1||Advanced Degree in Civil/Sanitary Engineering.||At least 10 years’ hand on experience in executing housing projects.|
|2||Minimum Academic Qualification of First Degree (BSc/HND) in either Sociology or Anthropology||At least 10 years’ experience ESIA Preparation (experience in experience in housing projects is an added advantage).|
|3.||Wildlife and Biodiversity Expert||2||Minimum Academic Qualification of First Degree (BSc/HND) in Biological Sciences||At least 10 years’ experience EIA Preparation (experience in housing construction projects is an added advantage).|
|4.||Chemist||2||Minimum Academic Qualification of First Degree (BSc/HND) in Industrial/Environmental Chemistry||At least 10 years’ experience EIA Preparation (experience in housing construction projects is an added advantage).|
|5.||Geologist||2||Minimum Academic Qualification of First Degree (BSc/HND) in Geology||At least 10 years’ experience EIA Preparation (in housing construction projects is an added advantage).|
|6.||Ecologist||2||Advanced Degree in Soil Science, Agronomy or Botany||At least 10 years’ experience ESIA Preparation (in housing construction projects is an added advantage).|
|7||Hydrobiologist||2||Minimum Academic Qualification of First Degree (BSc/HND) in Hydrobiology and Aquatic Studies||At least 10 years’ experience ESIA Preparation (in housing construction projects is an added advantage).|
|8||Soil Scientist||2||Minimum Academic Qualification of First Degree (BSc/HND) in Soil
|At least 10 years’ experience EIA Preparation in housing construction projects is an added advantage).|
|9.||Health and Safety Manager (with civil Engineering experience)||2||Minimum Academic Qualification of First Degree (BSc/HND) and fully OSHA/IOSH/NEBOSH Certified||At least 10 years’ Experience in Health and Safety in the Housing construction Industry|
|10||Qualified Surveyor||1||Registered Surveyor min. Academic qualification (BSc/HND) in Survey||At least 15 years of experience in housing projects is an added advantage|
|11.||GIS Expert||1||GIS expert with International Certification||At least 10 years of experience in housing projects.|
|12||Waste Management Expert||1||Min Academic qualification (BSc/HND) in related Science||At least 10 years experience in municipal Waste management|
6.0 DURATION OF WORK AND REPORTING
Each ESIA and/or ESMP shall be completed within six weeks of the start date of the contract.
The Consultant shall work under the guidance of the AfDB and shall report to the FHFL.
7.0 RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE FHFL
In addition to the project supervisory and other responsibilities contained in this assignment, FHFL shall provide the Consultant with the following project documents:
- Relevant Project documents, maps, site plans etc.
- Access to relevant stakeholders
- Access to sites
- Provide Reporting format Template
- Any other relevant information that will enhance the timely completion of work.
8.0 DELIVERABLES/PAYMENT PLAN
A comprehensive and fully referenced Report including detailed recommended actions for implementation must be submitted at the end of the assignment (see Table 2.0). The Report shall contain an in-depth analysis of the issues described in the objectives and should propose clear, implementable measures towards achieving the set goals of the ESIAs and ESMPs.
Table 2.0 Deliverables Schedule
(After contract signing)
|Payment (% of Total Remuneration)|
|1.||Acceptable Inception Report: – This should include methodology and work plan with clearly defined strategy for carrying out the ESIA and ESMP with timelines for the various outputs. The report should:
a. indicate the objective, scope and criteria of the ESIA/ESMP;
b. contain plan for the on-site activities;
c. Contain the questionnaires
Consultant shall submit at least one hard copy for sighting and a soft copy of the inception report.
|1st Progress Report: An update on the progress of the field work and plans for completion of the field work and next activities.||Week 2||20|
|3.||2nd Progress Report: – Presentation of the result of Laboratory analysis and other samples collected from the field.
|4.||Draft report containing detailed compilations of the Inception to the 2nd Progress report and containing all the various sections of the final report.
The activities will focus on collating the information and follow-up on outstanding issues, as follows:
· Completed questionnaire, operational document checklists;
· Completed on-site survey questionnaires,
· All relevant correspondence, memoranda, reports, diagrams and drawings;
· Copies of records, photographs, and other information collected during the site visits;
· Detailed inspection and interview notes and summaries.
· Detailed list of findings and recommendations for improvement
· Presentation of draft ESIA Report
|5.||Disclosure: – The draft final Report shall be disclosed at various project catchment locations for the period of twenty-one (21) working days for the stakeholders’ Inputs and comments.||Week 5|
|6||Final ESIA Report:
Final ESIA report will be produced at the end of the assignment and include a detailed summary of all findings, recommendations, and improvements achieved over the 4month assignment. The Consultant shall also obtain the ESIA Certificate from the Federal Ministry of Environment for the Bank as clearance for the completion of the assignment.
9.0 PROPOSAL GUIDELINES AND FORMAT
Prospective Consultants are required to submit their proposals in the following format:
- Approach and Strategy: Kindly provide a brief statement on the following.
- An understanding of the role as detailed in this RfP;
- Detailed workplan for execution of the tasks. Workplan shall include indicative dates of completion;
B. Corporate Profile: This should include the following information:
- Corporate profile document of Consultant
- Similar experience in past projects and their coverage area.
Consultant shall demonstrate ability to render the required services by providing evidence of similar projects successfully executed, including references and recommendation letters.
- Financials/Consultancy Fees
A schedule of proposed fees with indicative payment terms.
The following guidelines are provided for standardizing the preparation and submission of proposals. The intent is to assist respondents in the preparation of their submission and to assist FHFL by simplifying the review process providing standards for comparison of submissions. Statements submitted in response to this RfP shall include a complete response to the requirements in this section in the order presented.
Proposals shall be printed double-sided, submitted on standard A4 paper, with easy to read font size and style. Pages shall be numbered and bound (spiral/ three-ring binder). Tabbed dividers should separate and identify the response items described below.
Respondents must submit one signed original, two copies, and one electronic (USB flash drive preferred) copy of the proposals Family Homes Limited by 10th February 2020, 12:00pm.
Proposals shall contain the following information in the order listed:
- Introductory Letter
The introductory letter should be addressed to:
The Managing Director.
Family Homes Funds Limited,
3rd Floor Sinoki House, Ademulegun Street, CBD- Abuja.
The letter should include contact name, mailing address and telephone number of the Consultant. The cover letter shall include a statement acknowledging the conditions stated in the RfP, referencing any exceptions contained in the response, and be signed by the Consultant.
- The Proposal
The proposal shall include:
- Company Profile
- Approach and strategy
- Experience in past projects
- Financial (Consultancy Fee)
- Conflict of Interest Statement
Submit a statement regarding any activities or relationships of the responder that might create a conflict of interest for the responder or FHFL, and, if such activities or relationships exist, a description of the facts, legal implications, and possible effects sufficient to permit FHFL to appreciate the significance of the conflict and react as appropriate.
Note any exceptions to the RfP requirements in their entirety.
- Supportive Information
This section may include graphs, charts photos, maps, references, etc., in support of the respondent’s qualifications and competence.
10.0 EVALUATION AND SELECTION CRITERIA
- Project Selection Process
In order to be considered, a proposal consistent with the terms of this RfP must be submitted. The responsesto this RfP shall be reviewed by a nominated committee for completeness and evaluated against the stated criteria. The committee will then select and recommend the most competent Consultant to oversee the various construction projects around the states.
The selected Consultant will be invited to a kick-off meeting with the main objective of reviewing the work plan and expectations.
- Evaluation of Proposals
Applications will be evaluated, and the project manager selected based on the following criteria:
- Approach and Strategy (60%)
B. Corporate Profile (10%)
- Similar experience in past projects and their coverage area (10%).
- Financials (20%)
11.0 GENERAL POLICIES
- Late Proposals
Proposals arriving after the specified date and time will not be considered, nor will late proposals beopened. Each respondent assumes responsibility for timely submission of its proposal.
- Withdrawal or Modifications of Proposals
Any proposal may be withdrawn or modified by a written request signed by the respondents and received by FHFL prior to the final time and date for the receipt of proposals. Once the deadline is past, respondents are obligated to fulfill the terms of their proposal.
- Proposal Acceptance and Rejection
FHFL reserves the right to accept any proposal, to reject any and all proposals, and to call for new proposals, or dispense with the proposal process.
- Proposal Evaluation and Award
Evaluation will be made on the basis of the weighted scoring as noted in Evaluation and Selection Criteria section. The PMD Team and the set committee shall evaluate proposals submitted by project management firms.
Nothing herein shall obligate FHFL to award a contract to any responding application.
Annex 1 – Typical Content of an ESIA/ESMP
Annex 2: Operational Safeguards of the African Development Bank
OS1: Environmental and Social Assessment – This overarching safeguard governs the process of determining a project’s environmental and social category and the resulting environmental and social assessment requirements: the scope of application, categorisation, use of a SESA and ESIA, where appropriate; Environmental and Social Management Plans, climate change vulnerability assessment, public consultation, community impacts, appraisal and treatment of vulnerable groups and grievance procedures. It updates and consolidates the policy commitments set out in the Bank’s policy on the environment.
OS2: Involuntary Resettlement: Land Acquisition, Population Displacement and Compensation: – This safeguard consolidates the policy commitments and requirements set out in the Bank’s policy on involuntary resettlement, and it incorporates refinements designed to improve the operational effectiveness of those requirements. In particular, it embraces comprehensive and forward-looking notions of livelihood and assets, accounting for the social, cultural, and economic dimensions. It also adopts a definition of community and common property that emphasizes the need to maintain social cohesion, community structures, and the social inter linkages that common property provides. The safeguard retains the requirement to provide compensation at full replacement cost, reiterates the importance of a resettlement that improves standards of living, income-earning capacity, and overall means of livelihood; and emphasizes the need to ensure that social considerations such as gender, age, and stakes in the project outcome, do not disenfranchise particular project-affected people.
OS3: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: The overarching objective of this safeguard is to conserve biological diversity and promote the sustainable use of natural resources. It translates into OS requirements the Bank’s commitments in its policy on integrated natural resources management and the UN Convention on Biological Diversity. The safeguard reflects the importance of biodiversity on the African continent and the value of key ecosystems to the population, emphasizing the need to respect, conserve and maintain (the) knowledge, innovation and practices of indigenous and local communities (and ) to protect and encourage customary use of biological resources in accordance with traditional cultural practices that are compatible with conservation or sustainable use requirements
OS4: Pollution Prevention and Control, Greenhouse Gases, Hazardous Materials,
and Resources Efficiency
This Safeguard covers the range of impacts on pollution, waste, and hazardous materials for which there are agreed international conventions and comprehensive industry-specific standards that other multilateral development banks follow. It also introduces vulnerability analysis and monitoring of greenhouse gas emissions levels and provides a detailed analysis of the possible reduction or compensatory measures framework.
OS5: Labour Conditions, Health and Safety–This safeguard establishes the Bank’s requirements for its borrowers or clients concerning workers, conditions, rights, and protection from abuse of exploitation. It covers working conditions, workers’ organisations, occupational health and safety, and avoidance of child or forced labour.
The output of the Consultant’s assignment shall be an ESIA report arranged in the following order:
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Institutional and Legal Framework for Environmental Management
Chapter 3: Biophysical Environment
Chapter 4: Socio-Economic Characteristics,
Chapter 5: Consultation with Stakeholders and Grievance Redress Mechanism and Beneficiary Feedback Loop
Chapter 6: Assessment of Potential Adverse Impacts, including Cumulative Impacts and Analysis of Alternatives
Chapter7: Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP)-Including Institutional Arrangement and Costs of Implementing the ESMP, Capacity Building, Monitoring and Evaluation Public Consultation Plan
Chapter 8: Summary, Recommendations and Conclusion
Annex 4 Statutory Legal and Administrative Framework
The statutory (legal and administrative) frameworks concerning the implementation of ESIA for the FHF Developers Housing Units Construction project are outlined in the following regulations, guidelines and standards that include but not limited to the under listed:
- The AfDB Safeguard Policies and Environmental Health and Safety Guidelines
- The regulations, guidelines and standards of the Federal Ministry of Environment concerning housing provision in Nigeria.
- The sectoral guidelines and standards of the Federal Ministry of Environment concerning housing construction units in Nigeria
- The regulations, guidelines and standards of the Federal Ministry of Housing
- The regulations, guidelines and standards of the various project states Ministry of Environment
- All International Conventions/Treaties on Environmental Protection/Social Welfare to which Nigeria is signatory or has ratified.
- International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention and Regulation on Management of workplace health and safety.
Federal Environmental Protection Agency, the Presidency, Abuja, 1995
‘Environmental Impact Assessment Procedural Guidelines’.
Federal Republic of Nigeria (1977). ‘Atlas of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Federal Government of Nigeria, 1978. ‘Land Use Decree 1978’ (amended in 1990)
Federal Government of Nigeria, 1992. National Environmental Impact Assessment ACT, No. 86’ Reviewed 2013.
World Bank Operational Policies (OP 4.01) 1996. “Environmental Assessment Sourcebook Update – Environmental Assessment”