Colombia: Peer Review, Debris Management, Environmental Engineering Consultancy

By Miyamoto International Organization: Miyamoto International
Country: Colombia
Closing date: 19 Oct 2018

Overview

The PREPARE II program in Colombia will support the Municipality of Pasto with development of a comprehensive methodology and tool to assess, score and select sites for temporary and final disposal of earthquake generated debris. Miyamoto will contract the consulting services of a Colombian engineering firm to lead this effort in Pasto over a seven-month period beginning in October 2018.

With support from Miyamoto’s PREPARE II program manager the consultant will review existing laws, policies, norms and operational guidelines related to debris management in Colombia, including Resolution 472 of the Ministry of the Environment (2017), municipal development and land use plans, and the municipal strategy for post-earthquake debris management, developed in 2017 with PREPARE support.

The consultant will then develop a methodology and a tool to assess disposal sites considering a range of technical and environmental criteria, including soil quality, distance to water source, geomorphology, distance to probable debris generation sites, suitability of access roads, population density and current and anticipated land uses near the assessed sites.

At the conclusion of month four of the contract the consultant will provide a preliminary report of data results and analysis, conclusions and recommendations for selecting debris disposal sites in and around Pasto Municipality.

To complement this process Miyamoto seeks an international engineering firm with expertise conducting environmental impact assessments to facilitate a peer review of the site sensitivity analysis and risk ranking approach proposed for Pasto. The peer review will consider the quality and breadth of existing data sources in Colombia as well as the consistency of current debris disposal guidelines with international norms and best practices. Miyamoto anticipates total level of effort for this work at 20 days over four months with an anticipated start date on/about November 1, 2018.

Activities

· Review existing laws, policies, norms and operational guidelines related to debris management in Colombia, including Resolution 472 of the Ministry of the Environment (2017), municipal development and land use plans, and the municipal strategy for post-earthquake debris management, developed in 2017 with PREPARE support.

· Review international best practices related to debris disposal site assessment and selection.

· Participate in periodic telephone discussions with Miyamoto technical team and local consultant to review progress in development of debris site assessment and selection methodology.

· Prepare for and facilitate remote teleconference workshop with Miyamoto technical team and local consultant to provide instruction on site sensitivity analysis and development of a risk ranking method/tool.

· Conduct detailed review of consultant’s preliminary report with findings and recommendations for debris disposal site selection

Deliverables

· Summary review with observations and recommendations of draft disposal site assessment and selection methodology developed by local consultant

· Remote teleconference workshop (2-3 hours) with Miyamoto technical staff and local consultant to provide instruction on site sensitivity analysis and development of a risk ranking method/tool

· Review and provide feedback on risk ranking method/tool developed following the workshops

· Summary review with observations and recommendations of consultant’s preliminary report on debris disposal site selection

Timeline and Proposed Level of Effort

· 20 days total level of effort spread proportionally over four-month timeline beginning on/about November 1, 2018.

Qualifications

· International firm specializing in environmental and geotechnical engineering

· Minimum 5 years of experience operating in earthquake-affected areas

· Experience conducting site sensitivity and risk ranking analysis for debris disposal

How to apply:

· Email technical and cost proposal (maximum 5 pages) by October 19, 2018 to procurement@miyamotointernational.com, and include “Peer Review on Debris Management” in the subject line.

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