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Design review, tender preparation and construction supervision of the Water Supply and Sanitation Improvement Project in the prioritised urban centres of Luapula Water and Sewerage Company

Project details
Donor organisation: 
Water & Sanitation
Project volume: 
33,949,900 €
Value of services: 
2,177,000 €
Start of project: 
March, 2019
End of project: 
December, 2022
Project description: 

The project volume amounts to 33,949,900 Euro (works contracts).

This project is part of the National Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Programme (NUWSSP) which was launched in 2011. The programme is the Government’s road map for providing clean, safe and reliable drinking water and adequate sanitation services to residents in urban and peri-urban areas of Zambia.

The project area covers four prioritised urban centres in Luapula province, serviced through Luapula Water and Sewerage Company (LpWSC), namely Mansa, Samfya, Kawambwa and Mwense. The CU operates water supply schemes in all urban districts which are mainly based on surface water sources.

The project deals with the rehabilitation of existing water treatment plants and intakes, construction of new water treatment plants (2 nos.- 1,200m3/day & 3,600 m3/day), new storage tanks (upto 2,000 m3) and reservoirs (14 nos.), expansion and rehabilitation of water supply transmission (45 km) and distribution networks (420 km), replacement and installation of new water meters and service connections (22,500 nos.), reduction in NRW and increased supply hours, construction of a new sewerage treatment plant (2,000m3/day) and pumping station in Mansa and rehabilitation of sewer lines (approx. 30 km of sewer pipes, DN 160 to 200 mm) and the construction of new office buildings (5 nos.).



Service description: 

The services provided are:

Phase 1: Review, updating and finalisation of detailed engineering designs, including carrying out terrestrial surveys, hydraulic modelling of new water and sewerage networks, prepare design drawings and layout plans, preparation of detailed BoQ with cost estimates, prepare technical specifications and  final tender documents in accordance with FIDIC Conditions of Contract and AfDB procurement guidelines, prepare the project-specific Environmental Impact Assessment Studies, assistance to the Client during the procurement phase of the project.

Phase 2: Construction supervision services and assistance during the DNP phase of the project.


The purpose of the consulting services provided under this contract are to review detailed designs and tender documents prepared during an earlier project phase, finalise such documents, assist the Client during the procurement phase and undertake construction supervision services and assistance during the defects notification period. The contractual scope of the assignment also includes the preparation of an environmental scoping, the preparation of environmental project briefs as well as Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Studies.