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C -- USAID SEEKS THE SERVICE OF A U.S. ARCHITECT-ENGINEER FIRM TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A NEW WEST BANK INTEGRATED WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT PLAN IN THE WATER RESOURCES PHASE III SOL RFP 294-99-017 POC Amira Basel, Procurement Assistant, abasel@usaid.gov, Telephone 972-3-511-4848, Fax 972-3-511-4893. Timothy T. Beans, Contracting Officer, USAID/West Bank & Gaza WEB: http://www.info.usaid.gov/procurements_bus_opp/procurement/announce/cb d, http://www.info.usaid.gov. E-MAIL: http://www.info.usaid.gov, abasel@usaid.gov. USAID/West Bank & Gaza seeks the services of a U.S. architect-engineer firm to develop and implement a new West Bank Integrated Water Resources Management Plan for the USAID Water Resources Phase III. Also included in this Project will be support for planning, engineering and construction management of wastewater and solid waste treatment for the Municipality of Hebron, village planning and infrastructure support, and municipal planning and training support. The ultimate goal of this project will be to integrate USAID=s previous support to the water sector in the West Bank and leave behind the tools that will enable the Palestinian Water Authority to effectively manage and utilize all of the area=s limited water resources. The USAID Water Resources Project III (Phase III) is targeted to begin in late 1999, subject to approvals and funding availability. The Water Resources Phase III program is intended to build on the USAID Phase I and Phase II Water Resources Programs for the West Bank and bring the management of the area=s scarce and limited water resources into an integrated management program. This scope of work reflects USAID=s strategy in the water resources sector for the West Bank and Gaza: AGreater access to and more effective use of scarce water resources@. In accomplishing this strategy the Mission is addressing the critical shortage and inefficient use of water in the West Bank by working with Palestinian institutions to promote sustainable interventions to develop new water supplies and encourage better utilization of existing supplies. These interventions are intended to increase the water supply, improve the management of water resources, and encourage policies that lead to full cost-recovery and long-term sustainability, while at the same time, protecting the environment. The Water Resources Project (Phase I), implemented between July 1996 and July 1999, provided the initial studies, model development, integrated plans and well and water infrastructure development. The prime contractor for implementing this work was CDM. Results are well documented in a series of Task reports and are available as reference material for the Phase III project. Water Resources II (Phase II) will extend the Phase I work, updating the Water Resources Master Plan, the model work and extend the well and water supply infrastructure. The prime contractor for implementing this phase of the work is CH2M Hill; work began in early 1999. To request a copy of the RFP please send an E-mail request to abasel@usaid.gov or request that a copy be mailed by sending your fax request to the Contracting Office at 972-3-511-4893. We also request that you include an updated telephone number and/or a fax number or an e-mail address where you can contacted. The preferred method of distribution of USAID procurement information is via the Internet or by request of a solicitation on a 3.5" floppy disk (Word97 format). If you require a copy in paper form of the solicitation, you must specifically ask for it, but you will not receive both a copy in paper form and a floppy disk. This CBD notice can be viewed and downloaded using the Agency web site. The RFP, once issued, can be downloaded from the Agency web site. The worldwide web address is http://www.info.usaid.gov. Select Business and Procurement Opportunities from the home page, then quote usaid procurement unquote. On the following screen, select quote Download Available USAID Solicitations unquote. Receipt of this RFP through Internet must be confirmed by written notification to the contact person noted above. It is the responsibility of the recipient of this solicitation document to ensure that it has been received from Internet in its entirety and USAID bears no responsibility for data errors resulting from transmission or conversion processes. Posted 06/18/99 (W-SN344834). (0169)

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