UK-Italy Joint Venture awarded consultancy contract for Water Supply and Sanitation Project in Rwanda

May 12th, 2022
The African Development Bank has awarded a consultancy contract for feasibility study and detailed designs for Water Supply and Sanitation System from Muvumba Multipurpose Dam in Nyagatare District of Rwanda to a joint venture of U.K. and Italian consultancy firms, SARI Consulting Ltd and SGAPI Srl.

The value of the consultancy contract is US$383,414.60.00. The contract duration is 12 months from commencement of services.

The scope of work under the consultancy contract involves undertaking feasibility studies and preparation of preliminary designs according to current and future demands, and includes:

  • Field  investigation;
  • Identification of water  demand  and  sanitation  needs;
  • Topographical,  hydrological  and  geological  surveys;
  • Environmental  and  social  impact  assessment  (ESIA),  
  • Preliminary  designs  of  civil  infrastructures  for  different identified options, and estimation of related estimated costs;
  • Economic and financial benefit-cost analysis;
  • Detailed designs for the selected best option including detailed design of civil infrastructures, architectural design, basic maps, design drawings, quantity  and  cost  estimates; 
  • Identification and justification of a technically, economically, financially and environmentally viable investment  programme outlined for short, medium and long-term  needs; 
  • Preparation of specifications for equipment and materials;
  • Sustainability of the infrastructure;
  • Elaboration of the tender documents (TDs);
  • Preparation and execution of resettlement action plan (RAP); and
  • Property valuation.

According to information posted on the African Development bank website, a total of five bidders submitted proposals for the consultancy contract. The other three bidders were:

  • Fichtner Water& Transportation GmbH [Germany]
  • Nicholas O’Dwyer Ltd [Ireland]
  • CES Consulting Engineers Salzgitter GmbH [Germany]
  • Arabtech Jardaneh & Partners [Saudi Arabia] in joint venture with Extreme Engineering Solutions Ltd [Rwanda] and TACT Engineering Group [Ethiopia]

The executing agency for the project is the Water & Sanitation Corporation (WASAC), Rwanda.