The Goa Waste Management Corporation (GWMC) has issued a Request For Proposal (RFP), inviting reputed private consultants to submit bids for conducting Rapid Environmental Impact Assessment (REIA), and getting Environmental Clearance (EC) for setting up 250 tonne per day (TPD)-capacity Integrated Solid Waste Management Facility (SWMF) at Verna.
A Rapid Environmental Impact Assessment (REIA) report is required to be submitted to Goa-SEIAA to obtain necessary clearance, and the successful bidder will have to complete the project and submit final REIA and EMP reports to the corporation within the nine months from the date of execution of the contract.
The bid submission deadline is February 28. The date for opening the bids is March 2. However, at the beginning of evaluation process, the pre-qualification of the bidders shall be checked to evaluate whether the applicants meet the prescribed minimum qualification criterion.
The eligibility criteria for bidders require the bidding consultant to be a single bidding company with valid certificate of accreditation from National Accreditation Board of Education and Training (NABET)/Quality Council of India (QCI) for accreditation as an EIA consultant; the consultant should be in business at least for last five financial years and have an average annual turnover of Rs 85 lakhs from consultancy services in the last three financial years. The bidder should have successfully executed/ completed consultancy assignments of EIA or Rapid EIA for at least 1 projects pertaining to setting up of Solid Waste Management Plant of minimum 100 TPD capacity.
The corporation is in the process of developing a facility in Loutolim at Verna industrial estate to treat 50 tonne of dry waste, 150 tonne wet waste and 50 tonne mixed waste per day.
The biogas generated from the wet (organic) fraction will be converted into electricity and dry (inorganic) fraction shall be cleaned and used to generate high quality Refused Derived Fuel (RDF).
The bidders are requested to visit the site before quoting rates, and prior to last date for submission of bids to make themselves familiar with the location, surrounding area, available facilities and their condition in order to offer reliable service.
The bidder shall not hold GWMC responsible for not furnishing relevant information.
The consultant on the project will have to provide data on the land use as well as baseline data needs to be given on existing situation of the land around the proposed project area.
The data on groundwater sources will also have to collected at least for one season and provide estimated water intake requirements and identify the source of water to be used.
The consultant should also list the impact of project construction and operations on surface water sources, terrestrial ecology, air quality, transport system in its study and measures to be taken during operation of SWMF.