Project details


Project title

Water Resources Development Investment Program - Project 2 - 05 MEW/WRDIP-P2//ICS013

Country Programme / Action Plan
Tender / Procurement notice
21 Jan 2020


21 January 2020


30 January 2020


26 523 USD

Procurement type

Individual consultants


42091-043 Package 05 MEW/WRDIP-P2//ICS013

Funding Agency

ADB - Asian Development Bank

Estimated duration

15 months



Date Published: 21-Jan-2020 Deadline of Submitting EOI: 30-Jan-2020 11:59 PM Manila local time

Consultant Type Individual
Selection Method Individual Consultant Selection (ICS)
Source National
Technical Proposal Not Applicable

Selection Title Water Resources Development Investment Program - Project 2

Package Number 05

Package Name MEW/WRDIP-P2//ICS013

Advance Action No

Engagement Period 15 MONTH

Consulting Services Budget USD 26,523

Budget Type Estimated

Approval Number 0362
Approval Date 08-Oct-2013
Estimated Short-listing Date 05-Mar-2020
Estimated Commencement Date 15-Mar-2020
Open to non-Member Countries No

Additional Information

Possibility of contract extension Not known
Possibility of consideration for downstream assignment Not known
Indefinite Delivery Contract (IDC) No

Country of assignment Afghanistan

Country of eligibility for national consultants Same as country of assignment

Contact Information

Project Officer Said Moqeem Sadat
Designation CPMO Director
Ministry of Energy and Water


Primary Agency Country Agency Role Contact Person
Ministry of Finance Afghanistan Executing Agency
Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock Afghanistan Implementing Agency
Ministry of Energy and Water Afghanistan Implementing Agency

Cost Estimate

Cost Items Amount in USD
Remuneration and Other Expenses
All activities and inputs in the TOR but not limited to remuneration, per diem, air travel, miscellaneous travel expenses, report preparation, production, and transmission, land transportation, communications, etc.25,260
Contingency 1,263



Terms of Reference (Individual Consultant)

Expertise Group Engineering
Consultant Source National
TOR Keywords

Objective and Purpose of the Assignment

The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIRoA) has received a USD 303 million grant from
the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to finance the Water Resources Development Investment Program
(WRDIP), which consists of three Tranches. Tranche-2 of the facility will fund the rehabilitation and
up-grade of the 74,300 ha Lower Kokcha Irrigation Scheme. The estimated value of 8 packages of civil
works is USD 75 million and the construction period is 36 months.
Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW) as implementing agency established a Project Management Office (PMO)
headed by a Program Director to oversee the management of the project. MEW requires a Contract
Administration and Engineering Support Unit (CAESU) who will be delegated with the task of supervision.
An experienced Resident Engineer will be selected to head the CAESU. He will be reporting to the CAESU’
s National Director. For contractual matters, all consultants will correspond with the “authorised
person” named in the contract. The CAESU will be stationed in Kunduz. The CAESU Director will act as
the government and community liaison officer, dealing with Provincial Governors, other Provincial
Directors, River Basin and Sub-basin Directors, Community Leaders, etc. The CAESU Director will be
supported by International Social and Environmental Specialists, Construction and Supervising Engineers, Survey Team, etc

Scope of Work

The maximum duration of the supervision contract for any individual consultant is 16 months and is
scheduled to commence after awarding the contract for the selected bidder, for those consultants who
would be needed at the very beginning. Specific activities shall include, but not be limited to:
a. Contract Administration
The consultant shall assist PMO with the preparation of the various submissions required by the GIRoA
and ADB; review and approve all submissions by the contractor, including the work programme, design of
temporary works, method statements, monthly progress reports, progress photographs, etc. The “Engineer”
shall check and approve monthly measurements and payment certificates and prepare the final measurement
and payment. The Consultant shall prepare contract variations and evaluate claims by the contractor on
behalf of the PMO. The “Engineer” shall undertake the final inspection and formally take over parts of
the works as they are completed.
b. Construction Supervision
Structures are not complex (only slightly larger/ more complicated than structures built under the
northern flood emergency project using community contracting), and (ii) we can introduce the latest,
easy to use teamwork software (e.g.: BaseCamp, Slack, many others in the market), which the CAESU can
access. The consultant shall be responsible for ensuring the works are constructed in accordance with
the specifications and drawings. A procedure for inspecting and approving works shall be put in place,
whereby each grade of supervision staff are authorised to approve works of a certain size and
complexity. The approval process shall be documented and the approvals filed for possible future
reference. To reduce errors and work demands for CAESU staff: the construction contractor to use Total
Station Survey technology for setting up the construction reference points/alignments on the ground, and
measuring the 3D coordinates of the completed structures. Available software can readily convert this to
as-built drawings for the CAESU, and for monitoring after completion.
c. Quality Assurance (QA)
The consultant shall be responsible for ensuring the works are constructed to a satisfactory standard. A
rigorous regime of inspections and testing shall be put in place and maintained for the duration of the
contract. All inspections and test results shall be documented and filed to facilitate QA audits. The
consultant shall approve the contractor’s laboratory and site testing facilities and procedures, and
ensure the technicians undertaking the tests are fully trained in the procedures.
d. Health, Safety and Social Obligations
The consultant shall monitor and enforce national and industry standards on health and safety on the
site and associate locations, such as access roads, quarries and borrow areas. In addition, the
consultant shall ensure that the contractor complies in every respect with the environmental management
plan (EMP) and that action is taken to remedy any shortfalls.
e. Design Modifications
The consultant shall review the appropriateness of the designs and undertake modifications during the
construction period as required. Such changes may arise from unforeseen site conditions or justifiable
requests from communities to modify the operation of a particular structure. Although the designs have
been discussed extensively with the communities, it is often difficult for farmers to visualise a
structure from a drawing and it is only when construction commences that they can appreciate the extent
of the design.
The consultant shall review and approve the “as-built” drawings prepared by the contractor.
f. Operation and Maintenance Manual
The Consultant shall prepare separate operation and maintenance manuals for Zones I and II. The manuals
are intended for the staff of the sub-basin agency (SBA) and the District Agriculture, Irrigation and
Livestock (DAIL) office and as such should focus on the day-to-day operation of the infrastructure to
ensure the efficient and equitable distribution of the available water resource. Annual and routine
maintenance programs shall be developed with material and labour requirements and associated cost estimates.

Detailed Tasks and/or Expected Output

The Sr. Measurement Engineer will establish procedures for the measurement of the works for all
measurement activities. Specific tasks include:
i) Clarifying the “method of measurement”.

ii) Determine requirements for the initial pre-construction surveys to establish base levels for
earthworks and structure foundations.
iii) Setting-up procedures for checking the contractor’s measurements.

iv) Set-up a methodical filing system for measurements to facilitate checks and final measurement.

v) Check contractor’s measurements.

vi) Maintain methodical filing of all measurement reports and calculations, to facilitate easy retrieval
and processing, and

vii) Check monthly measurement statements.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

a) a) Having a B Sc. Degree in Engineering.
b) Worked for at least 5 years Construction Supervision Engineer
c) Good communication skills.
d) Work experience with donor funded projects
e) Experience in the usages of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel etc.)
f) Fluency in English writing, reading and speaking

Minimum General Experience 10 Years
Minimum Specific Experience (relevant to assignment) 5 Years
Regional/Country Experience Required

Schedule and Places of Assignment (chronological and inclusive of travel)

Schedule Type Continuous
Max. Working Days/Week Home Office 6 Field 6

City and Country Working Days Estimated Start Date Estimated End Date
Other City, Afghanistan 390 12-Mar-2020 10-Jun-2021 (Kunduz City Only)

Total 390

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