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Water Project in Mexico Funded by NADB and EPA
Water and Wastewater Master Plan for Tijuana and Playas de Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico

The State Water Utility Commission, Comision Estatal de Servicio Publicos de Tijuana (CESPT), has signed an agreement for approximately $1.75 million in grant funding from the North American Development Bank (NADB) and the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to finance the development of a Water and Wastewater Master Plan for the cities of Tijuana and Playas de Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico.

CESPT intends to engage consultants to develop the Water and Wastewater Master Plan of the Cities of Tijuana and Playas de Rosarito, in the state of Baja California, Mexico.

The main objective of the work will be:

To conduct a planning effort and develop a Master Plan that will identify alternatives to address the potable water and wastewater needs of the two cities. The Master Plan will assess the current situation, including the strengths, weaknesses and areas of opportunity within the existing systems, and will provide a vision for meeting future water and wastewater demands. The Master Plan will identify immediate projects to correct deficiencies and future projects that will allow planned development. Future projects will be based on 5, 10, and 20-year scenarios.

Work is scheduled to begin in October 2001 and is expected to take approximately 18 months to complete.

Firms interested in providing the consulting services described above are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest in participating in this consultant selection process. The selection process will be carried out in accordance with NADB Procurement Policies and Procedures, and is open to firms from any country. Interested firms must have the following

Its main business activity must be planning and include demonstrated expertise and experience in:

-- Urban and regional master plans
-- Strategic growth plans with emphasis in infrastructure
-- Broad-based Infrastructure planning
-- Working in a multicultural environment
-- Environmental analysis (familiarity with the NEPA process in the U.S.)
-- Sustainable development principles and projects
-- Large infrastructure projects (or other type of large projects)
-- Potable water and wastewater systems

If your firm does not have the necessary expertise it may associate with other firms to meet the necessary requirements. In such a case, the firm must send a letter of intention to associate, describing the responsibilities of each firm and indicating which firm will be the lead firm.

The contract will be between CESPT and the consultant. A short-list of qualified firms will be drawn up and formally invited to submit proposals following this invitation. All deliverables, documents, reports, circulars, correspondence and any type of communication presented by any of the interested bid participants must be presented in both languages, English and
Spanish. Translations by computer software will not be allowed. All meetings conducted in reference with the master plan will be held in both languages and simultaneous translation will be provided. The governing language of the study and the bid documents will be Spanish.

In order to determine the capability and experience of consulting firms seeking to be considered, the following information should be provided:

-- A company profile, organization and services.
-- Details concerning experience or similar assignments undertaken in the last five years, preferably in Mexico and/or the U.S., including a brief description of the activities performed, contract amount, duration of the work and staff who participated, similar in nature to those require for this study.
-- Contact name and phone number of references for at least three of these studies, which have been completed within the last five years.
-- Curriculum Vitae of staff available to work on this study, using the forms available on our website at http//www.nadb.org under "Procurement Forms". Team members should have the relevant experience, preferably under conditions similar to those prevailing in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. A good working knowledge in Spanish is essential for key personnel in
Mexico. All CV's must be signed by the person described therein and by the legal representative of the company. The project leader must be identified and, together with the key personal, must have proven experience in planning and the fields essential to develop the master plan study.
-- Indication of ability to work in Spanish and English, since all deliverables, documents, reports, circulars, correspondence and any type of communication must be delivered in both languages.

Four copies of the above information must be submitted to CESPT at the address indicated below, in an envelope marked "Expression of Interest for Tijuana Consulting Services" and received by CESPT no later than 5:00 p.m., Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico time, on June 20, 2001.

CESPT cannot be held liable for the loss or late delivery of documents, whether by the firm or a courier service. Each company is responsible for delivering its documents on time.

For more information please contact:

Ing. Juan Carlos Nevarez Hernandez
Jefe del Departamento de Licitaciones y Costos
Comision Estatal de Servicios Publicos de Tijuana
Via Rapida Poniente # 3, Colonia Fortin de las Flores
Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. C. P. 22600
Tel. 52- 6-686-0473, Fax. 52-6-686-0424

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