Senegal River agency seeks management consultants

The multi-nation Senegal River management agency invites expressions of interest from consultants to study institutional reform of its basin management system. Responses are due March 14.

The solicitation is one of several planned by Organisation pour la Mise en Valeur du Fleuve Senegal (OMVS), which includes Senegal, Guinea, Mali, and Mauritania. (HNN 8/15/07) OMVS received a credit of US$110 million from the World Bank’s International Development Association for the Senegal River integrated management program. The program is to include studies of five hydroelectric projects.

In the current solicitation, OMVS seeks a study of institutional reform of the agency, including institutional and legal framework, assets and experience in management of a trans-border basin, and the evolution of OMVS programs managing navigation and hydroelectric infrastructure.

Documents may be obtained from the address below. Expressions of interest and qualifications, labeled �Etude sur la reforme institutionnelle du systeme OMVS (Haut Commissariat et Societes),� are due by 10 a.m. March 14 to the first address below. Internet submissions will not be accepted.

For information, contact:
o Haut Commissariat de l’OMVS, 46 Rue Carnot, BP 3152, Dakar, Senegal; (221) 823-4530; Fax: (221) 822-0163; E-mail: omvssphc@omvs.org; Internet: www.omvs.org, www.omvs-soe.org;
o Cellule Nationale OMVS de Guinee; (224) 60-229919; E-mail: alpha.diallo2@yahoo.fr;
o Cellule Nationale OMVS du Mali a Bamako, BP E 2618 Zone Industrielle, Bamako, Mali; (223) 221-0574; Fax: (223) 221-6281; E-mail: convsmali@ikatelnet.net;
o Cellule Nationale OMVS de la Mauritanie a Nouakchott, BP 355, Nouakchott, Mauritanie; Tel/Fax: (222) 525-8442; E-mail: cnc@opt.mr;
o Cellule Nationale OMVS su Senegal a Dakar, 59 Mermoz extension sur la VDN Pres AFRICATEL AVS, BP 4021, Dakar, Senegal; Tel/Fax: (221) 864-2796; E-mail: a_ndao@yahoo.com.

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