West Africa Regional Rail Integration Project

Request For Expressions of Interest

General Information

United States
   fbo:2009-11018a
   Nov 29, 2009
   Nov 13, 2009
   United States Trade and Development Agency
   USTDA
   English

Contact information

   United States

Assignments

Research and development services and related consultancy services   Safety consultancy services  

Original Text

      

POC John Kusnierek, USTDA
1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600
Arlington, VA 22209-3901
Tel: (703) 875-4357
Fax: (703) 875-4009

***Please do not contact contracts office***

Proposal Submission Place:
Mr. Amadou Harouna
Directeur de l'Aménagement du Territoire et des Infrastructures
Commission de l'UEMOA
380 Avenue du Pr. Joseph Ki-Zerbo
01 Ouagadougou
Burkina Faso
Phone: +226 50 31 88 73/ 76
Fax : +226 50 31 88 72

The Grantee, Union Économique et Monétaire Ouest-Africaine/ West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA), invites submission of qualifications and proposal data (collectively referred to as the "Proposal") from interested U.S. firms which are qualified on the basis of experience and capability to develop a feasibility study for the Regional Rail Integration Project.

The Grantee is seeking a feasibility study to further examine specific recommendations of the recently completed Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Master Plan which recommends the construction of 17 new railway links in West Africa. Specifically, the purpose of this feasibility study is to assist the Grantee in determining the technical and economic viability of developing a proposed rail line from Bamako, Mali to Mali's southeastern border with Côte d'Ivoire, and making recommendations for the upgrade of the existing railway from Bamako, Mali to Dakar, Senegal to which the new rail line would be linked, as well as its associated costs, design and construction criteria, and implementation plan.

The U.S. firm selected will be paid in U.S. dollars from a $750,000 grant to the Grantee from the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA).

A detailed Request for Proposals (RFP), which includes requirements for the Proposal, the Terms of Reference, and a background definitional mission/desk study report are available from USTDA, at 1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600, Arlington, VA 22209-3901. To request the RFP in PDF format, please go to:

https://www.ustda.gov/businessopps/rfpform.asp

Requests for a mailed hardcopy version of the RFP may also be faxed to the IRC, USTDA at 703-875-4009. In the fax, please include your firm's name, contact person, address, and telephone number. Some firms have found that RFP materials sent by U.S. mail do not reach them in time for preparation of an adequate response. Firms that want USTDA to use an overnight delivery service should include the name of the delivery service and your firm's account number in the request for the RFP. Firms that want to send a courier to USTDA to retrieve the RFP should allow one hour after faxing the request to USTDA before scheduling a pick-up. Please note that no telephone requests for the RFP will be honored. Please check your internal fax verification receipt. Because of the large number of RFP requests, USTDA cannot respond to requests for fax verification. Requests for RFPs received before 4:00 PM will be mailed the same day. Requests received after 4:00 PM will be mailed the following day. Please check with your courier and/or mail room before calling USTDA.

Only U.S. firms and individuals may bid on this USTDA financed activity. Interested firms, their subcontractors and employees of all participants must qualify under USTDA's nationality requirements as of the due date for submission of qualifications and proposals and, if selected to carry out the USTDA-financed activity, must continue to meet such requirements throughout the duration of the USTDA-financed activity. All goods and services to be provided by the selected firm shall have their nationality, source and origin in the U.S. or host country. The U.S. firm may use subcontractors from the host country for up to 20 percent of the USTDA grant amount. Details of USTDA's nationality requirements and mandatory contract clauses are also included in the RFP.

Interested U.S. firms should submit their Proposal in English and French directly to the Grantee by 4:00 p.m. local time on October 23, 2009 at the above address. Evaluation criteria for the Proposal are included in the RFP. Price will not be a factor in contractor selection, and therefore, cost proposals should NOT be submitted. The Grantee reserves the right to reject any and/or all Proposals. The Grantee also reserves the right to contract with the selected firm for subsequent work related to the project. The Grantee is not bound to pay for any costs associated with the preparation and submission of Proposals.

Set-aside code: N/A Contact: John Kusnierek, Phone (703) 875-4357, Email jkusnierek@ustda.gov
Link To Document
Updated on 2009/08/20

POC John Kusnierek, USTDA
1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600
Arlington, VA 22209-3901
Tel: (703) 875-4357
Fax: (703) 875-4009
***Please do not contact contracts office***

Proposal Submission Place:
Mr. Amadou Harouna
Directeur de l'Aménagement du Territoire et des Infrastructures
L'Appel d'Offre Relatif à l'Étude d'USTDA
Commission de l'UEMOA
380 Avenue du Pr. Joseph Ki-Zerbo
01 Ouagadougou
Burkina Faso
Phone: +226 50 31 88 73/ 76
Fax : +226 50 31 88 72

The Grantee, Union Économique et Monétaire Ouest-Africaine/ West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA), invites submission of qualifications and proposal data (collectively referred to as the "Proposal") from interested U.S. firms which are qualified on the basis of experience and capability to develop a feasibility study for the Regional Rail Integration Project.

The Grantee is seeking a feasibility study to further examine specific recommendations of the recently completed Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Master Plan which recommends the construction of 17 new railway links in West Africa. Specifically, the purpose of this feasibility study is to assist the Grantee in determining the technical and economic viability of developing a proposed rail line from Bamako, Mali to Mali's southeastern border with Côte d'Ivoire, and making recommendations for the upgrade of the existing railway from Bamako, Mali to Dakar, Senegal to which the new rail line would be linked, as well as its associated costs, design and construction criteria, and implementation plan.

The U.S. firm selected will be paid in U.S. dollars from a $750,000 grant to the Grantee from the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA).

A detailed Request for Proposals (RFP), which includes requirements for the Proposal, the Terms of Reference, and a background definitional mission/desk study report are available from USTDA, at 1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600, Arlington, VA 22209-3901. To request the RFP in PDF format, please go to:

https://www.ustda.gov/businessopps/rfpform.asp

Requests for a mailed hardcopy version of the RFP may also be faxed to the IRC, USTDA at 703-875-4009. In the fax, please include your firm's name, contact person, address, and telephone number. Some firms have found that RFP materials sent by U.S. mail do not reach them in time for preparation of an adequate response. Firms that want USTDA to use an overnight delivery service should include the name of the delivery service and your firm's account number in the request for the RFP. Firms that want to send a courier to USTDA to retrieve the RFP should allow one hour after faxing the request to USTDA before scheduling a pick-up. Please note that no telephone requests for the RFP will be honored. Please check your internal fax verification receipt. Because of the large number of RFP requests, USTDA cannot respond to requests for fax verification. Requests for RFPs received before 4:00 PM will be mailed the same day. Requests received after 4:00 PM will be mailed the following day. Please check with your courier and/or mail room before calling USTDA.

Only U.S. firms and individuals may bid on this USTDA financed activity. Interested firms, their subcontractors and employees of all participants must qualify under USTDA's nationality requirements as of the due date for submission of qualifications and proposals and, if selected to carry out the USTDA-financed activity, must continue to meet such requirements throughout the duration of the USTDA-financed activity. All goods and services to be provided by the selected firm shall have their nationality, source and origin in the U.S. or host country. The U.S. firm may use subcontractors from the host country for up to 20 percent of the USTDA grant amount. Details of USTDA's nationality requirements and mandatory contract clauses are also included in the RFP.

Interested U.S. firms should submit their Proposal in English and French directly to the Grantee by 4:00 p.m. local time on October 23, 2009 at the above address. Evaluation criteria for the Proposal are included in the RFP. Price will not be a factor in contractor selection, and therefore, cost proposals should NOT be submitted. The Grantee reserves the right to reject any and/or all Proposals. The Grantee also reserves the right to contract with the selected firm for subsequent work related to the project. The Grantee is not bound to pay for any costs associated with the preparation and submission of Proposals.

 

Set-aside code: N/A Contact: John Kusnierek, Phone (703) 875-4357, Email jkusnierek@ustda.gov
Link To Document
Updated on 2009/10/15
The Grantee has asked that the submission deadline for the UEMOA Regional Rail Integration Project be extended to November 13, 2009. Set-aside code: N/A Contact: John Kusnierek, Phone (703) 875-4357, Email jkusnierek@ustda.gov
Link To Document
Updated on 2009/08/19
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