Consulting Services for Engineering Design and Procurement Support for Dhaka Mass Rapid Transit Development Project (Line 5, Southern Route) Project

Name of Client:
• Asian Development Bank (ADB)
• Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh


Length of Consultancy Assignment:
Start Date: 15 April 2021
Completion Date: 30 April 2023

Detailed Narrative Description of Project:

The Government of Bangladesh (GoB) implemented a modern urban transport program, the Revised Strategic Transport Plan (RSTP) of 2010, for Dhaka Metro Area (DMA). The RSTP identified Dhaka Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Line 5 (South) as one of the high priority projects that would run from Gabtoli (West) to Dasherkandi (East). The project aims to alleviate traffic congestion and improve air pollution in Dhaka City by constructing mass rapid transit system, thereby contributing to the economic and social development of Greater Dhaka Region and improving the urban environment.

The project has four objectives: (i) to prepare detailed feasibility study with engineering design framework (EDF) by reviewing the pre-FS of the Project including the proposed technical and operational parameters and design standards and further reviewing the alignment; making supplementary surveys such as topographic and geotechnical; conducting required social and environmental surveys in accordance with ADB Safeguard Policy Statement (SPS) (2009); develop conceptual design; review cost estimates and relevant project evaluation; and develop EDF with design parameters to satisfy requirements for the project; (ii) to develop Engineering Design packages based on the EDF that will meet the requirements by Dhaka Mass Transit Company Limited (DMTCL) for the project functions, performance, quality, and cost control; (iii) to provide procurement support including preparation for bidding documents of the Engineering Design packages for civil works based on ADB’s standard bidding document (SBD) for works, and DSI for rolling stocks and system contracts based on ADB’s SBD for design, supply , and installation by providing high-quality basic design, technical standards, specifications, and particular conditions of contracts; and assistance in advertising, issuing bidding documents, responding to queries, receiving and evaluating bids, and other procurement-related activities; and (iv) to review management, operational and maintenance requirements for the project, and prepare institutional arrangement and countermeasures required for efficient operation of the project.

PRIMEX is fielding two international consultants (Land Acquisition and Resettlement Lead Expert and Procurement Expert). The Land Acquisition and Resettlement Lead Expert will (i) review pre-FS document and other related reports; (ii) carry out impact assessment and prepare land acquisition and resettlement plans in accordance with ADB’s SPS; (iii) provide necessary capacity building on resettlement planning; and (iv) assist in land acquisition and resettlement activities. The Procurement Expert will (i) provide technical data, specifications and other technical contents to the client; (ii) Coordinate with other task teams to gather data and information for bidding document preparation; (iii) prepare bidding document in accordance with ADB’s standard bidding documents, and (iv) Assist the client in the tendering process, including advertisement, pre-bid meetings, responses to clarifications, and evaluation.