IDB, World Bank seek Ceará infra consultants

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Monday, September 29, 2014

IDB and the World Bank's International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) are seeking consultants for infrastructure improvement programs in Brazil's Ceará state worth some US$854mn.

IDB is looking for consultants to carry out work under its US$504mn road logistics and integration program Ceará IV, and IBRD is looking to contract work under its US$350mn state waterworks program, according to information on the banks' websites.

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For roadworks, IDB and Ceará state roads department DER are seeking expressions of interest to prepare highway improvement projects, the state government said in a release.

The consultancy involves identifying critical points and putting together business solutions to improve safety on state roads. Part of the work involves conducting studies and producing reports on accidents and other related issues. Consultants will be selected based on IDB criteria

Overall, the Ceará IV program involves restoring 1,375km of roads and paving another 648km, according to IDB documents.

Regarding waterworks, IBRD is seeking consultants to conduct groundwater quality studies in the state's Araripe basin. The contract involves collecting and analyzing groundwater and collating data and producing reports. Contractor selection will be based on IBRD guidelines.

Interested parties must hand in expressions of interest by October 3 for the highway studies and by October 6 for the groundwater studies, the release said.

BNamericas will host its 5th South America Infrastructure Summit in Colombia on October 22-23.