Prior Information Notice

General Information

   Nov 27, 2008

Contact information

   Maher Baker
CDR-Projects Dpt-Mr Maher Baker
Council for Development and Reconstruction
Tallet Al-Sarail
Beirut 116/5351
   +961 (1) 980096
   + 961 (1) 981-252/253
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Goods, Works and Services

Preservation services of historical sites and buildings  

Original Text


(Loan No. 7166-LE)

The Lebanese Republic has received a loan from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) in the amount of thirty one million five hundred thousand Dollars (US$31,5 million) equivalent toward the cost of the Cultural Heritage and Urban Development Project (CHUD), and it intends to apply the proceeds of this loan to payments for goods, works, related services and consulting services to be procured under this project. The estimated total project cost is US$62 million. This project will be jointly financed by the Agence Française de Développement (AfD), the Italian Government-Department for Development Cooperation, and the Government of France. Bidding for contracts financed by the World Bank will be governed by its eligibility rules and procedures.
The project will include the following components:
 Component 1 – Rehabilitation of Historic City Centers and Urban Infrastructure Improvements. These activities will be carried out in and around the old towns of the five project cities of Baalbeck, Byblos, Saïda, Tripoli and Tyre. This component includes consulting services (design and supervision) and carrying out the works of: (a) upgrading of, and improvements to public spaces; (b) conservation and adaptive reuse of monuments and historic buildings; (c) support to cultural heritage related productive and commercial activities; (d) support to the rehabilitation of the housing stock; (e) enforcement of city center zoning regulations; (f) traffic and parking improvements for historic centers; (g) protection and landscaping of coastal and green areas; and (h) studies for urban redevelopment adjacent to historical cores.
 Component 2 – Archeological Sites Conservation and Management. These activities will take place primarily in Baalbeck and Tyre, two of the main archeological sites of Lebanon, both inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Additional activities will take place in Tripoli and Saïda. This component includes consulting services (design and supervision) and carrying out the works of the following complementary activities: conservation of surfaces and structures, and site presentation to visitors.
 Component 3 – Institutional Strengthening. This component includes the following complementary technical assistance and capacity building activities: (a) management of historic centers by municipalities and the Directorate General of Urban Planning; (b) strengthening municipal support to local economic development; (c) reform of the cultural heritage institutional and regulatory framework; (d) restructuring and strengthening of the Directorate General of Antiquities; and (e) project management services.
Procurement of contracts financed by the loan will be conducted through the procedures specified in the current edition of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits, and is open to all bidders from eligible source countries as defined in the guidelines. Consulting services will be selected in accordance with the current edition of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers.
Specific procurement notices for contracts to be bid under the World Bank’s international competitive bidding (ICB) procedures and for consultants’ contracts will be announced, as they become available, in UN Development Business, dgMarket and in local newspaper.

Interested eligible bidders who wish to be included on the mailing list to receive an invitation to prequalify and bid under ICB procedures, and interested consultants who wish to receive a copy of the advertisement requesting expressions of interest for consultants’ contracts, or those requiring additional information, should contact the address below.
Council for Development and Reconstruction
Mr. Maher Baker, CHUD Project Management Unit
Tallet El-Seray
Beirut, Lebanon
Tel: 961 (0)1-980-096/097
Fax: 961 (0)1-981-252/253
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