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IFC Transaction Advisory (CTA) is currently negotiating a transaction advisory mandate with the Government of Haiti (GoH), to act as its lead transaction adviser to develop a PPP pilot project for the rural water sector (the Project). The goal is to improve and optimize the current delegation of service of Piped Water Supply Schemes (PWS) in Rural and Small Towns (RST) to private operators and once successful to potentially replicate the pilot project nationwide at a later stage. Note that this later stage is not part of the present project scope.
IFC intends to hire the services of a technical consulting firm specialized in rural water supply to support the team in delivering this advisory mandate. IFC is seeking proposals at this early stage to ensure timely appointment of technical consultants.
Objective of this assignment:
DINEPA is requesting IFC’s services as lead advisor to introduce private sector participation in the service delivery of drinking water supply in Lascahobas, a city located in the northern part of rural Haiti and 10 kilometers away from the Dominican Republic border. This will be a pilot project introducing a PPP scheme in the rural water sector in Haiti with the potential to be replicated in other Haitian rural cities. The proposed advisory transaction will be to structure and implement a competitive tender process to select and contract a private sector operator.
The objective of the private operator will be to operate, maintain the rehabilitated network and finance of new meters:
- increase the availability of service and coverage of drinking water supply in Lascahobas,
- increase the water quality to drinking water standards and,
- introduce water meters to end the flat rate water consumption in Lascahobas
The Project will be executed following a two-phased approach:
Phase I will consist of the technical, legal, financial and E&S due diligence including a gender assessment, and the review of previous studies to define a viable transaction structure. This phase is expected to last 3 months.
Phase II will be the implementation of the bidding process with the drafting of the bidding documents, the promotion of the project and the selection of a private investor. This phase is estimated to last 6 months.
Scope of Work:
IFC requires the services of a Technical Water Consultant for this project. The Consultant’s scope of work, which will be conducted in two phases, will include: (i) reviewing the existing studies prepared by the World Bank, (ii) carrying out a due diligence in the town of Lascahobas (technical, operational, capital investment program, environmental & social, and demand) to provide input to the financial model; and, (iii) providing technical inputs to the contract documents and during the bidding process.