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HimachalHimachalHimachalHimachal PradeshPradeshPradeshPradesh HorticultureHorticultureHorticultureHorticulture DevelopmentDevelopmentDevelopmentDevelopment Project,Project,Project,Project, IndiaIndiaIndiaIndia REQUESTREQUESTREQUESTREQUEST FORFORFORFOR EXPRESSIONSEXPRESSIONSEXPRESSIONSEXPRESSIONS OFOFOFOF INTERESTINTERESTINTERESTINTEREST (CONSULTANT(CONSULTANT(CONSULTANT(CONSULTANT SERVICESSERVICES–SERVICESSERVICES––– FIRMSFIRMSFIRMSFIRMS SELECTION)SELECTION)SELECTION)SELECTION)

Project ID.: P151744P151744P151744P151744

Cr.5838Cr.5838-Cr.5838Cr.5838--IN-INININ

AssignmentAssignmentAssignmentAssignment TitleTitle:TitleTitle ConductingConductingConductingConducting EnvironmentEnvironmentEnvironmentEnvironment ImpactImpactImpactImpact AssessmentAssessmentAssAssessmentessment studiesstudiesstudiesstudies anananandddd PreparationPreparationPreparationPreparation ofofofof EnvironmentEnvironmentEnvironmentEnvironment ManagementManagementManagementManagement PlanPlansPlanPlansss forforforfor moderatemoderatemoderatemoderate totototo highhighhighhigh riskriskriskrisk activitiesactivitiesactivitiesactivities underunderunderunder WorldWorldWorldWorld BankBankBankBank fundedfundedfundedfunded HPHPHPHP HorticultureHorticultureHorticultureHorticulture DevelopmentDevelopmentDevelopmentDevelopment ProjeProjeProjeProject.ct.ct.ct.

ReferenceReferenceReferenceReference NoNo:NoNo PROC/HPHDP/PROC/HPHDP/C/PCU/EOIPROC/HPHDP/PROC/HPHDP/C/PCU/EOIC/PCU/EOIC/PCU/EOI

The Government of Himachal Pradesh is implementing a World Bank funded Himachal Pradesh Horticulture Development Project (HPHDP) and intends to apply part of the proceeds for hiring experienced consultancy services for ConductingConductingConductingConducting EnvironmentEnvironmentEnvironmentEnvironment ImpactImpactImpactImpact AssessmAssessmentAssessmAssessmententent studiesstudiesstudiesstudies andandandand PreparationPreparationPreparationPreparation ofofofof EnvironmentEnvironmentEnvironmentEnvironment ManagemeManagemeManagementManagementntnt PlansPlanPlanPlansss for the moderate to high risk activities as identified in the Environment and Social Management Frame Work (ESMF) prepared by the project. The activities such as establishment of post- harvest infrastructure, market yards, processing units, irrigation infrastructure and effluent treatment plants/waste disposal, construction of approach roads to these facilities etc. have potential of causing adverse impacts on environment. These subprojects require

assessment on case to case basis once selected and accordingly mitigation measures are to be incorporated in the design stage by design consultant. The EMP should cover the construction and operational phases of the sub-projects. In case of activities having low to moderate impact on environment, the environmental guidelines (EGs) for undertaking scientific orchard management, minor irrigation system, water management, demonstration orchards (PCDOs), PEQ of planting material and village level Community Service Centers (CSCs), are to be incorporated in the design, implementation and management of these activities. However, this classification of project interventions in these two categories is subjective which may depend on new site specific issues or information and detailed project activities not addressed in the ESMF of the Project.

1. The Project Director, Himachal Pradesh Horticulture Development Project invites eligible firms/ companies to indicate their interest for undertaking this assignment, which includes the following:

1.1 To develop procedures, methodologies for Environment Management Plan for implementation of moderate to high risk sub-projectbeing financed under the Project. 1.2 To conductsocio-environment base line survey for in-depth analysiss of adverse environmental impacts. 1.3 Formulate activity specific detailed environment management plan (EMP) for moderate

to high risk project activities to be implemented at sub project level through exhaustive

consultations with all stake holders.

1.4 To assist PIUs and design team of service provider in planning, designing and implementation of sub project activities having adverse impact on environment. 1.5 Develop monitoring protocols through an exhaustive consultation process for the construction and operational phases of moderate to high risk project interventions,

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specifying appropriate roles and responsibilities for the service provider and implementing agencies for management&monitoring of environment and related social issues at the sub-projects level. 1.6 Determine the training needs of institutions involved in the implantation of activities having adverse impact on environment andprepare training module, training calendar and impart trainings.

2. Interested firms should provide information demonstrating that they have the required expertise and relevant experience to handle and accomplish the proposed assignment. The short listing criteria are:

2.1 The firm’s core business being proposed in the area of assignment (submit company profile).

2.2 Experience in carrying out similar assignments. Name, scope and cost of previous comparable assignments undertaken in Public/Private/Government Sector and particularly conducting EIA studies and preparation of EMP. For that the applicants are requested to provide details of clients with their contact details (email, postal / physical address etc.) and certificate of satisfactory performance of assigned job from the client during the last five years.

2.3 Suitability of the qualifications and experience of the firms in related disciplines as provided in the TOR and availability of key skills with the participating firm.

3. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers in January 2011, revised July 2014, setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest (www.worldbank.org).

4. Consultants may associate with other firms based in client’s country in the form of a joint

venture to enhance their capacity to carry out the assignment.

5. The Consultant firm will be selected in accordance with the Quality and Cost Based

Selection (QCBS) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.

6. Draft Terms of Reference and other related information can be downloaded from the

website www.hpmc.nic.inwww.hpmc.nic.inwww.hpmc.nic.inwww.hpmc.nic.inor www.devbusiness.comwww.devbusiness.comwww.devbusiness.comwww.devbusiness.com or can be obtained from the address given below during office hours i.e. [1000 to 1700 hours]on any working day. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form on the address below (in person, or by mail,

or by fax, or by e-mail) byby22byby2222.8.201722.8.2017.8.2017.8.2017

Project Director: Himachal Pradesh Horticulture Project

Attn: Sh. J.C. Sharma, Project Director

Himachal Pradesh Horticulture Development Project Dyerton Bizhub, Talland Bye Pass, Shimla -1

171001

Telephone: - 91-0177-2674465, Fax: 0177 2674936 Email : pdhphdp@gmail.com/hphdpsml@gmail.com

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TERMS OF REFERENCE (TOR)

FOR

HIRING CONSULTING FIRM FOR CONDUCTING “ENVIRONMENT IMPACT ASSESSMENT STUDIES AND PREPARATION OF ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR MODERATE TO HIGH RISK CATEGORIZED ACTIVITIES UNDER WORLD BANK FUNDED HP HORTICULTURE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT.

PROJECTPROJECTPROJECTPROJECT BACKGROUND:BACKGROUND:BACKGROUND:BACKGROUND:

The Government of Himachal Pradesh has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Himachal Pradesh Horticulture Development Project (HPHDP) and the project implementing entity of the Government i.e. Himachal Pradesh Horticulture Development Society (HPHDS) intends to apply part of the proceeds for conducting feasibility studies for setting up modern flower market.

Issues of gaps and deficiencies in the horticulture sector in Himachal Pradesh are to be addressed so as to transform this sector into more productive, efficient and profitable. Project Development Objective (PDO) of HPHDP is “to support small farmers and agro-entrepreneurs in Himachal Pradesh to increase the productivity, quality and market access of selected Horticulture commodities”.

The Key Project Indicators (KPI) will be: (a) Productivity (in ton/ha) (i) of rejuvenated apple orchards; and (ii) of new plantations of selected horticulture crops. (b) Percentage of Apple Grades A, B and C. (c) Share of selected horticulture commodities sold through new marketing channels for (i) Apple, and (ii) Tomato. (d) Direct project beneficiaries (number), of which female beneficiaries (%).

The project will achieve the PDO by: (i) improving producer’s access to knowledge and horticulture production technologies (including climate resilient technologies), and access to financial services so that they are able to better respond to climate variability and emerging market opportunities; (ii) promoting investments in agribusiness, fostering backward and forward linkages in the value chains for horticulture products, piloting negotiable warehouse receipts for horticulture commodities, and facilitating access to financial services for agribusiness enterprises, including collectives such as producer companies; and (iii) supporting the development of an improved platform for market-related information and intelligence, developing new e-market channels outside of regulated markets, and improved services provided by modernizing the promising traditional wholesale markets.

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OVERALLOVERALLOVERALLOVERALL PROJECTPROJECTPROJECTPROJECT STRUCTURESTRUCTURESTRUCTURESTRUCTURE

The project comprises of four components:

ComponentComponentComponentComponent A:A:A:A: HorticultureHorticultureHorticultureHorticulture ProductionProductionProductionProduction andandandand DiversificDiversificDiversificDiversification:ation:ation:ation: The objective of this component is to enhance horticultural competitiveness at the farm level by supporting access to knowledge, technology and finance in order to increase long term productivity and farm incomes in an environment marked by changing market patterns and increased climate variability. This will be achieved by: (i) enhancing producer’s access to disease free elite planting materials; (ii) supporting sustainable intensification and diversification of horticultural production through technology and knowledge transfer, including harvest, capture, collection, delivery and distribution of water; (iii) strengthening applied research and development; and (iv) enhancing access to and use of financial services by producers.

ComponentComponentComponentComponent B:B:B:B: ValueValueValueValue AdditionAdditionAdditionAddition andandandand AgroAgro-AgroAgro--enterprise-enterpriseenterpriseenterprise Development:Development:Development:Development: The objective of this component to improve value realization at the farm level, promote investments in agribusiness, fostering backward and forward linkages in the value chains for horticulture products, support supply chain infrastructure that prevents wastage and value erosion; and enable secondary and tertiary processing that create higher value for the produce. This will be achieved by: (i) building community/farm level marketing capacities and supporting them through matching grants to acquire productive assets; (ii) establishing a modern supply chain comprising pack-houses, controlled atmosphere (CA) stores, and processing facilities to be operated under operational management arrangement with private partners; (iii) piloting warehouse receipt systems linked to commodity exchanges; identifying, mobilizing and supporting agro entrepreneurs; and (iv) co-financing investments and facilitating access business advisory and to financial services for agribusiness enterprises, including collectives such as producer companies

ComponentComponentComponentComponent C:C:C:C: MarketMarketMarketMarket Development:Development:Development:Development: TheTheTheThe objective of this component is to provide an improved platform for market-related information and intelligence, expand market access through alternative marketing channels, enhance transparency in the price discovery process, and improve market infrastructure. This will be achieved by: (i) supporting market information and intelligence services; (ii) introducing of e-marketing platforms; and (iii) upgrading wholesale markets.

ComponentComponentComponentComponent D:D:D:D: ProjectProjectProjectProject ManagManagement,ManagManagement,ement,ement, MonitoringMonitoringMonitoringMonitoring andandandand Learning:Learning:LeaLearning:rning: This component will ensure the effective implementation of the project activities and monitor and evaluate project implementation progress, outputs and outcomes, building on implementation experience. This component will support: (i) establishment and operations of Project Coordination Unit (PCU), which will oversee and coordinate activities of the implementing agencies of the project; (ii) establishment and operations of Project Implementation Units in the respective

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implementing agencies; and (iii) setting up of a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system for the project, including a project management information system and contracting an external M&E agency to monitor project activities and impact. The component will also finance dedicated staffing for the project activities that are attributable to the outcomes of the project, consultancies, training and related material, office equipment, and operational costs

BACKGROUNDBACKGROUNDBACKGROUNDBACKGROUND OFOFOFOF THETHETHETHE ASSIGNMENTASSIGNMENTASSIGNMENTASSIGNMENT

Project interventions are categorized on the basis of environmental impacts i.e. low- moderate and moderate- high impacts. In case of “low- moderate impact project activities

(water harvesting and distribution, irrigation systems, post entry quarantine (PEQ), demonstration nurseries ;application, use and storage of pesticides and fertilizers; pest and disease surveillance, Community Service Centre at selected level, management of pollinators, operation of Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) and interventions related to climate change resilience, storage & marketing of

Produce etc.) which are not expected to cause any significant impact; the mitigation measures as suggested in the ESMF are to be adopted to improve the environmental and social performance of the project.

On the contrary, in case of “moderate-major impact activities” (like provisions of post- harvest infrastructure, pack houses, market yards and agro- processing etc. and activities likely to be associated with road construction, installation of machinery and waste disposal etc.),Environmental Impact assessment (EIA) and preparation of Environment Management Plan (EMP) are required. There may be number of other issues that might emerge during the course of environment impact assessment which need to examined in the EMP. Present assignment is confined to the EIA studies and preparation of EMP for the above said moderate to major impacts activities and/or unforeseen activities falling under the high risk category during the process of Project intervention.

OBJECTIVEOBJECTIVEOBJECTIVEOBJECTIVE OFOFOFOF PRESENTPRESENTPRESENTPRESENT ASSIGNMENTASSIGNMENTASSIGNMENTASSIGNMENT

Develop a realistic environmental management plan and framework to address environmental issues arising w.r.t. “moderate-major impact activities” during planning, design, and construction and operation phase of these sub- projects. To address safeguard issues andprovide adequate guidance and management framework for subprojects triggering social and environmental issues.

ScopeScopeScopeScope ofofofof workworkworkwork forforforfor EnvironmEnvironmentEnvironmEnvironmententent &&&& SocialSocialSocialSocial AnalysisAnalysisAnalysisAnalysis forforforfor HighHighHighHigh RiskRiskRiskRisk SubSub-SubSub--Projects-ProjectsProjectsProjects

It is proposed to hire suitable consulting firm for EIA and EMP of moderate to high risk activities to be undertaken under the HPHDP. The EIA should be based on sub-project based Detailed Project Report (DPR). Such DPR will identify and evaluate potential environmental impacts for the proposed activities, evaluate alternatives and design mitigation measures. The

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consulting firm exclusively hired for the purpose will prepare EIA and EMP reports in consultation with stakeholders and identify key issues and risks associated with implementation of sub project level activities especially by PIU Horticulture, HPMC and State Agriculture Marketing Board. The preparation of the EIA will be done in coordination with domain experts of PCU and stakeholders.

The EIA/EMP should encompass- description of the study area, description of the subproject, discussions with stakeholders and evaluation of alternatives suggested, environment description, legal and regulatory framework of the Govt, identification of potential impacts of proposed sub-projects, including cumulative impacts, development of mitigation measures and a monitoring plan, including estimates of costs and responsibility for implementation and monitoring. The Contents of EIA/EMP should comprise of the following:

1 ExecutiveExecutiveExecutiveExecutive SummarySummarySummarySummary

1 ExecutiveExecutiveExecutiveExecutive SummarySummarySummarySummary

Project Description. Significant risks/ issues. Stakeholder engagement. Mitigation

Project Description. Significant risks/ issues. Stakeholder engagement. Mitigation
Project Description. Significant risks/ issues. Stakeholder engagement. Mitigation

2 IntroductionIntroductionIntroductionIntroduction

Project overview & Justification. Environment & Social Impact Assessment Process.

3 ProjectProjectProjectProject DescriptionDescriptionDescriptionDescription Project location & site map. Description of Project activities with associated environmental and social issues. Identification of stakeholders / beneficiaries. Supply chain.

4

EnvironmentEnvironmentEnvironmentEnvironment &&&& SocialSocialSocialSocial BaselineBaselineBaselineBaseline

 

Current state of environment conditions in the project site area. Potential future changes for seen as a result of the planned activities.

Impact Assessment

Significant environmental & Social Impacts.

Ranking of risks / impacts by significance.

Alternatives to the sub-project to avoid/ minimize high risk impacts.

Assessment of impacts beyond the project area of influence.

Review of applicable legislations.

5 StakeholderStakeholderStakeholderStakeholder consultation.consultation.consultation.consultation.

5 StakeholderStakeholderStakeholderStakeholder consultation.consultation.consultation.consultation.

Scoping. Consultations on signification risks/impacts. Mitigation consultations. Grievance Redressal mechanism.

Scoping. Consultations on signification risks/impacts. Mitigation consultations. Grievance Redressal mechanism.
Scoping. Consultations on signification risks/impacts. Mitigation consultations. Grievance Redressal mechanism.

6 MitigationMitigationMitigationMitigation Discussion of mitigation opportunities (High- low). Indicators to monitor mitigation effectiveness.

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Robust environment Management Plan for the construction and operational phases of moderate-high risk project interventions.

7. Institutional arrangement, capacity building and technical assistance needed for successful implementation of environment management plan.

8. Monitoring protocols for the implementation of environment management plan.

CompetenciesCompetenciesCompetenciesCompetencies requiredrequiredrequiredrequired forforforfor carryingcarryingcarryingcarrying outoutoutout thethethethe presentpresentpresentpresent assignment:assignment:assignment:assignment:

1. The Firm should have at least 10 years of experience in conducting environment impact assessment relevant to the present assignment, preparation of environment management plan (EMP).

2. The consulting firm should have undertaken EIA studies and developed environment management plans of at least two projects similar to the proposed assignment as mentioned in the Scope of work preferably in Government Sector during the last seven years.

3. Firms responding to the EOI are expected to demonstrate experience of undertaking similar assignments in the past.

4. Preference will be given to the firms who have experience in conducting EIA relevant to present assignment and preparing EMP for least two similar assignments funded by multilateral funding agencies in India particularly in sub-tropical to temperate regions.

TEAMTEAMTEAMTEAM REQUIREMENTREQUIREMENTREQUIREMENTREQUIREMENT (suggestive)(suggestive)(suggestive)(suggestive)

The Consultant Firm will be responsible to provide a professional team of consultants with relevant education qualification, skills and requisite experience. Competencies of domain experts are summarized as under:

CompetenciesCompetenciesCompetenciesCompetencies requiredrequiredrequiredrequired forforforfor carryingcarryingcarryingcarrying outoutoutout thethethethe AAssignment:AAssignment:ssignment:ssignment:

S.N

Post

Qualification & Experience

Responsibility

 

/Designation

1

Environmental

B.Sc. Agriculture/Horticulture/Forestry or equivalent with Masters Degree in Environmental Sciences or B. Tech in Environmental Sciences or equivalent from a recognized university.

Support design team in assessing potential environmental risks

Specialist

associated

with

the

 

proposed activity.

Certified training on EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment).

Familiarity with environmental (and related) policies and Acts related to the project and previous experience of working in externally aided projects in hilly areas.

10 years of professional experience in the conducting EIA studies and preparation of EMP relevant to present assignment.

Develop methodologies for environmental planning, implementing and monitoring of moderate to high risk sub-projects.

Develop sub-project based environment base line, analyze and conceptualize environmental risks. Develop environment

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impact

assessment

report

and

prepare

a

Participatory Environment Management Plan.

Develop mechanism for institutional arrangements, including training, capacity building and technical assistance needed to successful implementation of EMP. Submit sub-project based monthly report to PIU/PCU.

2

Social Specialist

M.A. (Sociology/Social Work/Rural Development or

Develop sub-project based socio-

 

equivalent from a recognized university. Certified training on Gender Issues

Familiarity with gender issues/ policies and Acts related to the project and previous experience of working in externally aided projects in hilly areas.

10 years of professional experience in social impact screening, implementation of social engagement strategies and addressing social issues relevant to present assignment.

economicbase line, analyze and conceptualize Social risks.

Devise mechanism for the effective monitoring of Social Management Frame Work before and during

the implementation of the project activities.

To ensure implementation of Citizen engagement Strategy that includes actions related to participatory planning and implementation for common service centres, use of ICT in beneficiary feedback, information dissemination, technical advice, monitoring beneficiary satisfaction and grievance redressal.

To ensure social impact screening for post harvest infrastructure and Common service Centres.

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It will be desirable to have people with good communication skills and knowledge of local language and experience of working in project(s) assisted by any international/national organization and/or any an International/National NGO institution and / or experience of working in private/public sector.

Deliverables:Deliverables:Deliverables:Deliverables:

Sr.Sr.Sr.Sr.

TaskTaskTaskTask

 

TimeTimeTimeTime linelinelineline

NoNoNoNo

 

1.

To prepare the inception report on moderate to substantial environmental impacts associated with implementation of sub project activities.

2

Months

2.

To undertake sub-project based socio-environment base line

6

months

survey through exhaustive consultationn process involving all stakeholders and key players.

 

3.

To prepare participatory &project specific EIA and EMP for moderate to high environmental risk activities with adequate mitigation measures and assist the design team to integrate the environmental management plan in the sub-project based DPR and tendering process.

1 st Year of assignment

4.

To assist the PIU/PCU and design team for environmental planning,implementation and monitoring of moderate to high risk sub-projects being financed under the Project.

1 st to 3 rd year of assignment

5.

Develop mechanism for monitoring of EMP in construction and operational phase of sub-project in accordance with the environment management frame work.

 

1 month

6.

Training needs assessment of the sub-project level agencies and preparation of training module and imparttraining on environmental mitigation.

1 st to 3 rd year of assignment

7.

Submit monthly report to PIU/PCU w.r.t. construction phase and compliance of environment management plan.

1 st to 3 rd year of assignment

PROPOSEDPROPOSEDPROPOSEDPROPOSED IMPLEMENTATIONIMPLEMENTATIONIMPLEMENTATIONIMPLEMENTATION ARRANGEMENTSARRANGEMENTSARRANGEMENTSARRANGEMENTS

Firm is required to work in close association with Project Coordination Unit (PCU), PIUs, ABPF, FPOs and experts design team and the assignment requires extensive field visits. The Head Quarters of the firm will be located in Shimla.

REPORTINGREPORTINGREPORTINGREPORTING ANDANDANDAND PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCEPERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE REVIEWREVIEWREVIEWREVIEW

1. The Firm will report to the Project Director of HPHDP. The work and performance of the consultants shall be reviewed by the project director on a periodic basis.

2. Monthly meeting at the Project Coordination Units (PIUs) would be organized under the Chairmanship of Project Director in which Consultancy Firm shall have to make presentation of the progress made as well as the constraints in undertaking the assignment. In such meetings strategy would be formulated to address the constraints and the Consultancy firms would have to work as per strategy to tackle the constraints.

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DisputeDisputeDisputeDispute RedRedrRedRedrressal:ressal:essal:essal: Dispute if any arising out of the disagreements between the parties shall be first addressed at the level of the Project Director, HPHDP and in case any party remaining unsatisfied with the decision, the same shall be referred to arbitrator to be appointed by the Government of Himachal Pradesh with jurisdiction in Shimla.

ConflictConflictConflictConflict ofofofof InterestInterestInterestInterest The Consultantis required providing professional, objective, and impartial advice, at all times holding the Client’s interests paramount, strictly avoiding conflicts with other assignments or its own corporate interests, and acting without any consideration for future work. The Consultant has an obligation to disclose to the Client any situation of actual or potential conflict that impacts its capacity to serve the best interest of its Client. Failure to disclose such situations may lead to the disqualification of the Consultant or the termination of its Contract and/or sanctions by the Bank. Without limitation on the generality of the foregoing, the Consultant shall not be hired under the circumstances set forth below:

a.a.a.a. ConflictingConflictingConflictingConflicting activitiesactivitiesactivitiesactivities (i) Conflict between consulting activities and procurement of goods, works or non-consulting services: a firm that has been engaged by the Client to provide goods, works, or non-consulting services for a project, or any of its affiliates, shall be disqualified from providing consulting services resulting from or directly related to those goods, works, or non-consulting services. Conversely, a firm hired to provide consulting services for the preparation or implementation of a project, or any of its Affiliates, shall be disqualified from subsequently providing goods or works or non-consulting services resulting from or directly related to the consulting services for such preparation or implementation.

b.b.b.b. ConflictingConflictingConflictingConflicting assignmentsassignmentsassignmentsassignments (ii) Conflict among consulting assignments: a Consultant (including its Experts and Sub-consultants) or any of its Affiliates shall not be hired for any assignment that, by its nature, may be in conflict with another assignment of the Consultant for the same or for another Client.

c.c.c.c. ConflictingConflictingConflictingConflicting relationshipsrelationshipsrelationshipsrelationships (iii) Relationship with the Client’s staff: a Consultant (including its Experts and Sub-consultants) that has a close business or family relationship with a professional staff of the Borrower (or of the Client, or of implementing agency, or of a recipient of a part of the Bank’s financing)who are directly or indirectly involved in any part of (i) the preparation of the Terms of Reference for the assignment, (ii) the selection process for the Contract, or (iii) the supervision of the Contract, may not be awarded a Contract, unless the conflict stemming from this relationship has been resolved in a manner acceptable to the Bank throughout the selection process and the execution of the Contract.

TIMETIMETIMETIME FRAMEFRAMEFRAMEFRAME As per the Project Implementation Plan, total period of assignment is three years (PY 3 rd to PY 5 th year).

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