Brief Project Description (4 main components) – In order to participate in any of the components please feel free to contact us!

It is not expected that a single company offers all the components. Therefore, various companies should be assigned for various parts of the Project based on their expertise and skills. Fair competition should be ensured through open tender, which will focus on “best value” principle instead of the cheapest! The project is funded by international donors.

Component 1 (Service)

Institutional Support for Sanitation Service Delivery (USD 7.08 million):

The component will provide institutional support to DWASA for sustainable sanitation service delivery. The component will include:

  • Establishment of a strengthened sanitation function in the DWASA’s organizational structure;
  • Commercial strengthening of DWASA;
  • Citizens Engagement; and
  • Measures for coordination with other city stakeholders.

Component 2 (Work)

Sewerage and Wastewater Treatment (USD 446.52 million):

This component includes, but not limited to,

  • Sub-component 2.1. Support for rehabilitation/replacement of sewerage and re- activation/new construction of sewer connections to maximise connections in the currently existing catchment using a Design-Build (DB) model and incentivising contractor to maximise service connections;
  • Sub-component 2.2. Support the replacement and/or rehabilitation of Eastern and Western Trunk Mains using a Design-Build approach;
  • Sub-component 2.3. Support the construction of a new Sewage Treatment Plant at the existing treatment site, including provision of about 200 million litres per day primary and secondary treatment capacity using a Design-Build-Operate model; and
  • Sub-component 2.4. Support finalization of feasibility studies, engineering designs and preparation of bidding documents for priority sewerage and wastewater treatment interventions in the Uttara catchment.

Component 3 (Work)

Non-Network Sanitation (USD 8.46 million):

This component will help DWASA in providing solutions for non-network sanitation services in hard-to-reach areas where sewers are not feasible, and/or where there are tenurial barriers, such as in low-income settlements. This will include conventional septic tanks, decentralized wastewater treatment facilities, and septage management including emptying services, decanting stations, and co-/treatment of faecal sludge

Component 4 (Service)

Project Implementation and Management Support (USD 20.94 million):

This component will help DWASA establish a Project Management Unit (PMU) that will be responsible for overall project management including procurement, financial management, safeguards, public communication, and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and reporting.

Initial Selection Criteria and Requirements is available here. More detail information may be obtained upon request.

Mr. Kauser Bhuiyan is a former EU diplomat and Wall-Street professional who gained sixteen years of professional experience at Accenture, Bloomberg, European Commission and Stein & Partners. He learned professional skills in the areas of Change Management Consulting, International Financial Market, Economic Co-operation and Sustainability Advisory services in Frankfurt, Zurich, London, New York, Brussels, Islamabad and Dhaka. Mr. Bhuiyan can be reached at to[at]

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