Civil Engineer for Supervision of Construction Works


Location : BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
Application Deadline :09-Dec-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Duration of Initial Contract :December 2018 - April 2019
Expected Duration of Assignment :Maximum 30 working days

Background

The consultancy is planned within the Local Integrated Development (LID) Project (2016 – 2018). The project is primarily funded by the European Union and co-funded and implemented by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). As part of the UNDP BiH’s Rural and Regional Development Sector’s portfolio, the LID Project has an overall objective to raise the standards of living, and improve social cohesion in Bosnia and Herzegovina through inclusive sustainable socio-economic development. LID interventions are streamlined along two main pillars: governance, and economic development and job creation. LID will work with 21 selected local governments, grouped together in 4 geographic clusters in the areas primarily affected by floods and areas with a large percentage of returnees/internally displaced persons. The main beneficiaries of the project are 21 local governments, 30 MSMEs and 300 rural households, 50 civil society organizations and grass-root citizens’ groups in target communities, 5,000 members of socially excluded and vulnerable groups, and 3 relevant higher government level institutions. The main partners are the BiH Ministry for Human Rights and Refugees and the two entity governments.  

The Project intended results are as follows:

  1. Local community partnerships are capable of defining and steering effective local socio-economic development as per local needs;
  2. Investment needs in target localities are addressed to deal with long-term consequences of the 2014-floods and achieve objectives of local integrated development strategies/action plans; and
  3. Job creation and income generation needs of local communities are addressed, in particular for returnees and IDPs, households affected by the 2014-floods and other vulnerable groups.

As part of the intended “Result 2”, the Project support local governments to implement infrastructure projects recognized in local development strategies. The purpose of the consultancy is to contribute to improved communal services in selected local governments. The main objective of the consultancy will be to offer independent quality assurance through supervision of construction works in local governments and enable successful implementation of the infrastructure projects supported by LID.


Duties and Responsibilities

This consultancy will provide independent quality assurance in the process of implementation of the following projects:

  1. Construction of the primary sanitation system in the part of the settlement of Odžak-Novo Naselje;
  2. Construction of sanitation system in the local community of Modrica 3;
  3. Construction of water supply system in Odžak municipality (Phase IV);
  4. Construction of water supply system in Gradiška municipality.

The Consultant will be responsible for provision of the following tasks:

  1. Analyze in detail and get familiar with technical documentation related to subject construction works;
  2. Provide effective management and administering of the contracts in line with UNDP rules and regulations;
  3. Actively oversee execution of the works by the construction companies, as well as the work of specialized legal entities responsible for primary site supervision.
  4. Control quality and quantities of executed works and in-built materials.
  5. Provide technical advice when needed, hold regular site meetings with the contractors, site superintendents and beneficiaries and provide minutes;
  6. Regular (minimum twice a month) and ad-hoc meetings with contractors, beneficiaries and primary site superintendents in each location;
  7. Liaise with primary site superintendents, request progress reports and advise them on all issues concerning their duties, when needed;
  8. In coordination with Programme Manager, review and arbiter on eventual requests concerning increase of quantities of the works or additional works;
  9. Ensure submission of Performance security as per Contract provisions;
  10. Keep track of the correspondence with contractors, beneficiaries and supervisors;
  11. Inspect on-site technical documentation making sure that one copy of the following documents is kept for UNDP archives upon the completion of works and issuance of final inspection certificate;
  12. Coordinate and manage final inspection of the completed works;
  13. Verify and sign interim and final payment certificates prepared by the contractors;
  14. Provide progress reports to the Programme manager as requested.

While the primary site supervision will be done by the specialized legal entity, the Consultant will provide second-level quality assurance for the above mentioned contracts, which will require close cooperation with the site superintendants and the contractors.

It is envisaged that this task will be delivered during the period December 2018 - April 2019 and the level of effort will not exceed 30 expert days.

Deliverables/outputs:

The Consultant is responsible for the following deliverables:

  1. Quality assurance and administration of the contracts related to execution of the construction works in Odžak, Gradiška and Modrica, implemented under LID and CIDI projects; Regular field visits to each construction site, at least twice a month; Verify and sign interim payment certificates prepared by the contractors - 20 expert days,  by beginning of March 2019, 65%;
  2. Coordinate and manage final inspection of the completed works; Verify and sign final payment certificates prepared by the contractors - 7 expert days, by mid of March 2019, 25%;
  3. Final report - 3 expert days, by end of March 2019, 10%;


Competencies

Corporate competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Treats all people fairly without favouritism;
  • Fulfils all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment.

Functional competencies:

  • Demonstrates professional competence to meet responsibilities and post requirements and is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results;
  • Results-Orientation: Plans and produces quality results to meet established goals, generates innovative, practical solutions to challenging situations;
  • Communication: Strong analytical, reporting and writing abilities, including the ability to convey complex concepts and recommendations, both orally and in writing, in a clear and persuasive style tailored to match target audiences;
  • Team work: Ability to interact, establish and maintain effective working relations with a culturally diverse team;
  • Ability to work under pressure and stressful situations.


Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications/Education:

  • Advanced degree in civil engineering or architecture from a recognized university.

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in the relevant field of architecture/civil engineering, especially in construction supervision and quality assurance;
  • Professional licensure in areas of architecture/civil engineering in accordance with Entity Spatial Planning and Construction Acts and relevant by-laws;
  • Proven experience in work of technical acceptance committees for public buildings and evaluation of works in regard to relevant regulations and by-laws.

Languages Requirements:

  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills in in the official languages in Bosnia and Herzegovina and in English.

Other Requirements:

  • Excellent computer skills (MS Office applications) and ability to use information technologies as a tool and resource.

Qualification Requirements:

  • Advance degree in civil engineering or architecture from a recognized University - Weight: 50%, Maximum points: 50;
  • Professional licensure in areas of architecture/civil engineering in accordance with Entity Spatial Planning and Construction Acts and relevant by-laws - Weight: 50%, Maximum points: 50;

 Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 90 points would be considered for Technical Evaluation.

Technical Evaluation:

  • Qualification Score - Weight:10%, Maximum points: 10;
  • Experience in the relevant field of architecture/civil engineering, especially in construction supervision and quality assurance - Weight:35%, Maximum ponts:  35;
  • Experience in work of technical acceptance committees for public buildings and evaluation of works in regard to relevant regulations and by-laws - Weight: 35%, Maximum points: 35;
  • Familiarity with entity spatial planning and construction acts and relevant by-laws - Weight: 20%, Maximum points: 20;

Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70 points would be considered for the Final Evaluation.

Final Evaluation

The final evaluation score will be based on Combined Scoring Method where technical evaluation will be weighted a maximum of 70% and combined with the financial offer which will be weighted a maximum of 30%.

EVALUATION

Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology:

Cumulative analysis

When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
a) responsive/compliant/acceptable, and
b) Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.

  • * Technical Criteria weight-70%
  • * Financial Criteria weight- 30%

Applicants are required to submit an application including:

1. Proposal:

  • Explaining why they are the most suitable for the work;

2. Completed and signed the Offeror’s template Confirming Interest and Availability (please follow the link: https://popp.undp.org/_layouts/15/WopiFrame.aspx?sourcedoc=/UNDP_POPP_DOCUMENT_LIBRARY/Public/PSU_%20Individual%20Contract_Offerors%20Letter%20to%20UNDP%20Confirming%20Interest%20and%20Availability.docx&action=default);

3. Latest personal CV, including past experience from similar projects, and email, telephone and any other contact details for references;

4. Financial proposal;

Please scan all above mentioned documents and upload as one attachment only online through this website.

Note:

  • For an assignment requiring travel, consultants of 65 years or more require full medical examination and statement of fitness to work to engage in the consultancy.
  • Due to large number of potential applicants, only competitively selected candidates will be contacted for remaining steps of the service procurement process.


UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


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