Nasanyanait Irrigation Project Baseline Survey, Feasibility and Detailed Study Consultancy in Turkana County, Kenya

Consultancy for Baseline Survey, Feasibility and Detailed Study for Nasanyanait Irrigation Project Planning

Turkana County

Inquiry for Bids (IFB)

Nasanyanait Irrigation project has received a planning grant from the United States African Development Foundation (USADF) towards its Irrigation planning; the group now seeks Inquiry for Bids from reputable consultancy firms to provide the technical assistance in baselines survey, feasibility and detailed irrigation system design.

Nasanyanait is located in Turkana County which is mainly a semi arid zone of Kenya. 


The purpose of this study is to formulate the various irrigation methods which may be used to irrigate Nasanyanait while clearly indicating the advantage and disadvantages of each irrigation method. 
Further, the Consultant will then identify the most appropriate option(s) to be recommended for construction. 
The bidding documents including design reports and drawing will then be prepared culminating into tendering for the construction and ultimately the project implementation.

It’s envisaged that once the implementation of this project is complete, it will lead to the development of an Irrigation enterprise for this vulnerable group as income generation project and ultimately result into the improvement of their Socio-economic status.

Scope of Consultancy.

  1. Carrying out hydro-geological surveys to assess the water resource in terms of availability and reliability and preparation of hydro-geological report admissible by WARMA.
  2. Undertake topographic survey and mapping of 8 acres of farming (put beacons) and produce maps;
  3. Conduct soil survey in both the current and proposed sites to determine the type of soils available in the area and establish suitable crops and nutrients requirements in such soils;
  4. Conduct agronomic survey to establish ideal crops and also the high value crops that can do well on the land;
  5. Conduct market survey to determine the met and unmet market demand for a variety of  crops and market prices;
  6. dentify and recommend the best irrigation technology and irrigation practices.
  7. Prepare Bill of Quantities (BoQ) and cost proposals for the various irrigation technologies applicable;
  8. Carrying out proposed site’s Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and preparation of Environmental Impact Assessment report.
  9. Prepare a budget and budget narrative, market analysis, irrigation technology analysis, financial analysis and work plan detailing all activities to be implemented to set-up the irrigation project.
The consultant will deliver to Nasanyanait the following products:
  1. The baseline and feasibility study reports for the rehabilitation and expansion area. The various irrigation development options will be well elaborated;
  2. Hydrogeolical study report admissible by WARMA detailing water resource availability and reliability;
  3. Design report on the different possible irrigation technologies that the scheme can use for improved productivity with recommendation of the most appropriate option;
  4. Detailed topographical survey maps including profiles and layouts maps;
  5. Detailed social/economic status of the farming communities and for the project;
  6. Detailed engineering design and drawings for the recommended irrigation technology for the  sites;
  7. Environmental impact assessment report (EIA) for the site admissible by NEMA.
  8. Detailed Bills of Quantities and Cost estimates for the site;.
  9. Tender Documents; and
  10. Prepare a budget and budget narrative, market analysis, irrigation technology analysis, financial analysis and work plan detailing all activities to be implemented to set-up the irrigation project.
Technical and Financial Proposals:
Consultancy Firms are advised to send separate technical and financial proposals (currency; Kenya shillings) for this assignment. 
Consultancy firms may associate to enhance their qualifications where possible. 
Consultants not disclosing full information in the proposals will be considered non-responsive and their proposals rejected. 
Consultancy firms must provide detailed CVs of all technical team members to undertake specific elements of the assignment with a confirmation that they will not change those individuals unless with prior written consent of NASANYANAIT.
Evaluation Documents:
Consultancy firms should submit copies of the following mandatory VALID documents which shall be used as criteria for evaluation:
  1. Certificate of Incorporation;
  2. Business Permit;
  3. Copy of Valid Tax Compliance certificate;
  4. Registration/ Accreditation certificates by the line professional bodies for the key staffs where applicable e.g. EIA expert – NEMA, Irrigation Engineer-Engineers Board of Kenya (IEK or ERB).
  5. Evidence of previous consultancy work of similar nature, full address and contact of persons of major clients served with similar works ,provide completion certificates of at least 5completed works,
  6. Financial capability to undertake the assignment (attached last 3 years audited financial statements).
  7. Properly standard developed technical and financial irrigation feasibility study proposals.
  8. Qualification and experience of key staffs (attach degree certificates and other relevant academic credentials and curriculum vitae of key staff). The key staff are;
  • Irrigation and Drainage Engineer
  • Soil Scientist
  • Hydrologist;
  • EIA Expert;
  • Agro-economist;
Qualified youth, women and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Technical and financial Proposals (Quotations) must be delivered via email to the address below not later than 16.00 hours on March 7th 2016.

The Board Chairman/Procurement Committee
Nasanyanait Irrigation Project
P.O. Box 1-30500 Lodwar, Kenya.

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