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The Ethiopian Public Health Institute Invites Eligible Consulting Firms(“Consultants”) To Update the ESIA and ICWMP with Further Investigations and Recommendations on Proposed Medical Waste Management Systems and Facilities for the Proposed BSL3 Lab.



  • COUNTRY: Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
  • NAME OF PROJECT: Africa CDC project
  • Loan No./Credit No./Grant No.: IDA-65040, IDA-D5250
  • Assignment Title: Updating ESIA and ICWMP for Ethiopia Public Health Institute BSL3-lab
  • Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): ET-EPHI-203125-CS-QCBS

The Ethiopian Public Health Institute has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Africa CDC project and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.

The consulting services (“the Services”) include Ethiopia is the construction of Biosafety Level 3 (BSL3) Laboratory within the premises of Ethiopian Public Health Institute. An environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) document and infection control and waste management plan (ICWMP) describing the potential environmental and social risks associated with the laboratory and the proposed mitigation measures for the risks have already been prepared. The objective of this assignment is, therefore, to update the ESIA and ICWMP with further investigations and recommendations on proposed medical waste management systems and facilities for the proposed BSL3 lab.

Specific Activities

In order to update the ESIA and ICWMP, the consultant, in consultation with the client’s and the World Bank’s specialists, shall undertake the following activities:

i, investigate potential risks associated with the installation of a new incinerator at Ethiopian Public Health Institute and recommend mitigation measures;

ii. assess risks which may arise during decommissioning of the existing/old incinerators and propose mitigation measures;

iii. assess the feasibility of the proposed wastewater treatment system and propose options for onsite wastewater treatment;

iv. assessment of the capacity/due diligence of wastewater treatment plants (such as Kality, Sendafa, and any other options to be proposed by the client) for the handling of the partially treated wastewater (onsite), incineration residues, and wastewater sludge;

v. update the ESIA and ICWMP based on the assessment findings;

vi. incorporate the client’s and World Bank’s comments on the updated ESIA and ICWMP and submit the final /acceptable versions to the client and the Banks,

Desired Qualifications of the Consultants

The consultancy firm should have the expertise and practical experience in hazardous waste management. Preference will be given to a consultancy firm that has practical experience in Wastewater Management ESIA reparation and laboratory facility construction and or incinerator installation and demolishing ESIA reparation. Preference will also be given to consultancy firm that has at least 5 years of experience and those may which have previous experience with the World Bank-financed projects.

Duration of the Assignment

The consultants are expected to finalize the assessment and updating of the ESIA and ICWMP within 60 days. This includes the days which will be needed to address all comments on the updated ESIA, if any, by the client and the Bank.

The Ethiopian Public Health Institute now invites eligible consulting firms(“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria are core business and years in business, relevant experience related to the assignment, the technical and managerial capability of the firm.

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to Section III, paragraphs, 3.14, 3.16, and 3.17 of the World Bank’s “Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers” July 2016 (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. In addition, please refer to the following specific information on conflict of interest related to this assignment: paragraph 3.17of the Procurement Regulations).

Consultants may associate with other firms to enhance their qualifications, but should indicate clearly whether the association is in the form of a joint venture and/or a sub consultancy. In: the case of a joint venture, all the partners in the joint venture shall be jointly and severally liable for the entire contract, if selected.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS) method set out in the Procurement Regulations. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 8:30AM up to 5:00PM

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below in person, or by e-mail) by December 21,2020@2:30 PM.

Address:- Arbegnoch road (Swaziland Street), around St Pauls Hospital Attention: Mr Wondimu Taye Procurement team leader Email: or

Tel: +251-112-771056/112-771054

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Ethiopian Public Health Institute