Baku, Azerbaijan, May 10, 2013
Azerbaijan representation of Aim Texas Trading, LLC has been invited for proposal to provide the consulting services for preparation of Resettlement Action Plan for Water Supply and Waste Water Investments in four rayons (Aghsu, Ismayilli, Shabran, and Siyezen) of Azerbaijan under Single Source Selection (SSS) Procedures in accordance with the policies of World Bank.
The Government of Azerbaijan is implementing the Second National Water Supply and Sanitation Project. The objective of the Project is to improve access to safe, reliable, and sustainable water supply and sanitation (WSS) services in 8 regions (rayons) (Aghsu, Ismayilli, Shabran, Siyazan, Jalilabad, Masalli, Lerik, and Yardimli) across Azerbaijan. The project is part of the Government’s efforts to improve infrastructure services in order to improve the living conditions of people in secondary towns and cities and to support local economic growth and poverty reduction.
The objective of this assignment is to prepare Resettlement Action Plans (RAP) for any sub-project sites, where construction and rehabilitation activities under the project will entail land acquisition. This assignment includes 4 project sites such as Aghsu, Ismayilli, Shabran and Siyezen rayons. The assignment also entails development of RAP monitoring procedure and preparation and disclosure of RAP monitoring reports. All RAP will be prepared in accordance with the Resettlement Policy Framework (RPF) developed for this project, which is attached as an annex to this TOR.
The aim of this assignment is to support improvement of SNWSSP of Azerbaijan, and reduce the adverse environmental and social impacts of the project (SNWSSP). Duration of the services will be 7 (seven) months.
The assignment will include the following tasks;
- Social Impact Assessments for each of the project sites
- Resettlement Action Plans for each of the project sites
- Development of a RAP Monitoring Procedure
- Preparation and disclosure of RAP monitoring report after 6 months from the assignment start