The purpose of the Consultancy:
OXFAM is looking to hire an expert individual/firm for sampling of eight water sources in Wajir County. The targeted water points are:
Arbajahan Borehole 1
Arbajahan Borehole 2
The consultant will test water for physical, chemical and biological parameters. The sampling will be conducted using acceptable equipment and methodology (sampling/ water testing/ analysis) consumables keeping in view the sampling requirements.
The Specific Objective(s) of the consultancy:
To conduct water quality testing/analysis of physical, chemical and biological parameters in 8 boreholes in Wajir county.
The consultant will primarily focus to collect water samples from the boreholes, storage tanks and access points (water kiosks/individual connections).
The water quality test will be conducted on source, or in a laboratory based on the type of test being conducted.
The consultant will arrange his/her own collection, packaging and transporting of samples as required.
Submit final report with testing/analysis results.
The methodology along with equipment used for water testing as well as the work plan will be developed by the selected consultant and should be presented in the bidding documents.
The shortlisted consultant will be required to present the methodology to the technical team
Guiding Principles and Values:
Procedures that the evaluator(s) should follow include;
· Shared work should be transparent, real and original work of the consultant/firm.
· Use of standard equipment and consumables for water testing.
· Final report along with analysis sheet will be the property of Oxfam and should not be replicated or used in any form or any other report.
The selected consultant/firm must have experience in relevant field of water quality testing and a proven track record of at least three water sampling, testing and analysis. The desired consultant/firm must have ultimate knowledge of Standard for Drinking Water Quality and WHO standards.
Deliverables and Schedule:
Consultant is expected to produce the following deliverables;
i. Technical Proposal (Along with CV of the staff to conduct the test)
ii. Cost Proposal (for the consultancy only, Oxfam will cater for Flights, Field Transport and Accommodation).
iv. Detailed presentation regarding sampling methodology and approaches for water quality testing.
v. Presentation of final testing/analysis results of water sampling.
Interested consultants should send their applications to Oxfam Hecaconsultancy@oxfam.org.uk on or before 4th August 2017.