Request for Proposal: Environmental and Social Impact Assessment

FBRA is looking for an experienced environmental assessment Consultant with the expertise, skills and knowledge required to conduct an Environmental & Social Impact Assessment for a new Packaging Processing facility in Lagos.

Interested candidates are invited to submit their proposal to the FBRA Secretariat via email to: info@fbranigeria.ng and copy fbrangr@gmail.com by Friday 4th February, 2022 at 5.00PM.

The Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance (FBRA) intends to ensure that its plan to scale the recovery and recycling of plastic waste through the development of an aggregation hub in Lagos State Nigeria to be sustainably implemented without adverse effect on the humans and environment. The Management of the FBRA seeks the services of an Environmental Consultancy to conduct an Environmental & Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for their proposed Packaging Pre-processing Facility located in Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos. This assessment must be conducted according to the prescribed National regulatory guideline and should also be registered and approved by the Federal Ministry of Environment (F.MEnv) or/and the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA).

DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSED FACILITY

The proposed pre-processing facility is a recycling aggregation hub on 12 plots of land (2 acres) owned by the Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance (FBRA) measuring 650sq.m per plot located in at Oriyanri, Lekki Free Zone, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos.

The aggregation hub comprises of a collection bay centre and kiosk, where recyclables such as plastics, paper, aluminium cans, and used beverage cartons, glass, will be collected from the public, they will be sorted and segregated into the different material stream, processed using the baling machines to compress the material for easy transportation to identified off-takers, for recycling into productive materials or use of crushing machine for processing depending on the requirements of the off-taker. There is provision for other equipment such as weigh-bridge and floor scale for material measurement. There will also be an administrative block including toilets where general office activities will be conducted by the operations staff.

SCOPE OF WORK

Through this Request for Proposal (RFP), FBRA aims to solicit proposals to conduct Environmental Assessment for the proposed pre-processing recycling plant to be located in Ibeju Lekki. The Consultant should possess the requisite expertise and manpower to meet FBRA’s requirements to effectively conduct an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed project.

The ESIA should be documented to pass the scrutiny of potential international funding agencies such as United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and International Finance Corporation (IFC) including the World Bank Group and other Development Partners.

The tasks required are as described below:

  1. Policy, Legislative and Regulatory Considerations

Outline the pertinent regulations and standards governing environmental quality, safety and health, protection of sensitive areas, protection of endangered species, siting and land use control at the national and Lagos State levels. The Consultant will review all the relevant regulatory and administrative framework including the National Environmental Policy, EIA Act, other relevant legislation and directives including the World Bank and other relevant Safeguards Guidelines.

  1. Project Description

Provide a comprehensive description of the project and the surrounding environment specifying any information necessary to identify and assess the environmental effects of the project. This should include project objectives and information on, rationale for the project and background, the nature, location/existing setting, timing, duration, frequency, general layout including construction their impacts on the surroundings communities, as well as the impact of the processing lines on the power supply and carbon footprint of the energy sector are to also be discussed, pre-construction activities, construction methods, works and duration, and post construction plans.

A description of raw material inputs, technology and processes to be used as well as products and by-products generated, should be provided. Note areas to be reserved for construction and areas to be preserved in their existing state as well as activities and features which will introduce risks or generate impact (negative and positive) on the environment.

Examine alternatives to the project including an assessment of the impacts of all the alternatives examined and the no-action alternative. This examination of project alternatives should incorporate the use history of the overall area in which the site is located and previous uses of the site itself. Project alternatives should be discussed in the ESIA.

  1. Baseline Data

The Consultant will carry out a combination of desktop and field studies in order to fully describe the environmental and social baseline of the affected area. Based on the knowledge of the affected environment the consultant will ultimately identify and describe impacts and associated mitigation measures for the design, construction and operation phases of the pre-processing facility.

Baseline data must be generated in order to give an overall evaluation of the existing layout, environmental conditions, including physical and biological environment and socio-economic assessment, values and functions of the area. Existing environmental conditions, including historical meteorological evaluation to include but not be limited to wind characteristics and analysis, values and functions of the area, as follows:

  1. Physical environment
  2. Biological environment
  • Socio-economic and cultural constraints

Baseline data will include:

Physical

The following should be considered in this aspect:

a. A description of the existing soil and geology, landscape, aesthetic values and hydrology. Special emphasis should be placed on storm water run-off, drainage patterns, and aquifer characteristics. Any slope stability issues that could arise should be thoroughly explored. Any slope stability issues that could arise should be thoroughly explored. Exploration of soil contamination should be included.

b. The current air quality of the physical environment. The area of influence as it pertains to air quality should be determined. Factors such as wind speed and direction, precipitation, relative humidity and ambient temperatures should be assessed pre-construction and monitored during post construction.

c. Water quality of any existing wells, gullies, rivers, ponds, streams or coastal waters in the vicinity of the development.

d. The water quality of the coastal water in the vicinity of any proposed discharge points/sites in Ibeju Lekki and the potential cumulative impact of such discharges on the environment.

e. The likely constituents of any discharge.

f. Noise levels and the ambient noise in the area of influence; modelling of the impact of the proposed plant

g. Sources of existing pollution and extent of contamination The Physical Impacts should also be classified based on:

Land Impacts

  • Onsite impacts
  • Offsite impacts

Water Impacts

  • Pollution of water bodies

Air Impact

  • Changes to the micro climate of the area

It is expected that methodologies employed to obtain baseline to conduct the comparative assessment and other data be clearly detailed.

Biological

Present a detailed description of the flora and fauna (terrestrial and aquatic) of the area, with special emphasis on rare, threatened, endemic, protected and endangered species. Migratory species and habitat loss and fragmentation due to construction and operation should also be considered and assessed. Coastal and Marine ecosystem, including but not limited to any wetlands including mangroves, seagrass and coral community with indication of its function and value in the project area.

Socio-economic & Cultural

Present and proposed land use; transportation of heavy equipment, road widening and associated traffic considerations particularly in the construction phase of the project, planned development activities; issues relating to squatting and relocation; public health and safety. The historical importance (heritage, archaeological sites and feature) and other material assets of the area should also be examined. While this analysis is being conducted, it is expected that an assessment of public perception of the proposed development be conducted. This assessment may vary with community structure and may take multiple forms such as public meetings, stakeholders’ engagement forums and/or questionnaires/surveys.

During the study, the Consultant should take into account issues and concerns raised through the Public Consultation Process (PCP). These issues and concerns will be incorporated into the environmental and social analysis.

  1. Identification and Assessment/Analysis of Potential Impacts

Examine and identify the major potential environmental, social and public health issues of concern and indicate their relative importance to the development project. These should include the occupational exposure, health and safety measures and population exposure in the study area(s) and changes and or enhancement in the emergency response plan.
Identify potential impacts as they relate to, (but are not restricted by) the following:

Sewage and trade effluent treatment systems and discharge.

  • The change in drainage patterns
  • Flooding potential if necessary; impact of flooding
  • Landscape impacts of excavation and construction
  • Loss of and damage to geological and palaeontological features
  • Loss of species and natural features
  • Habitat loss and/or fragmentation
  • Biodiversity/ecosystem functions including impacts of bird and bat mortality ∙ Pollution of potable, surface or ground water
  • Socio-economic and cultural impacts
  • Loss of natural features,
  • Noise and Vibration
  • Solid waste disposal
  • Change in land use
  • Visual impacts – aesthetics

Distinguish between significant positive and negative impacts, direct and indirect, long term and immediate impacts, residual impacts and the proposed mitigation measures. Identify avoidable as well as irreversible impacts. Cumulative impacts of this and other proposed and/or existing developments. Characterize the extent and quality of the available data, explaining significant information deficiencies and any uncertainties associated with the predictions of impacts. A major environmental issue is determined after examining the impact (positive and negative) on the environment and having the negative impact significantly outweigh the positive. It is also determined by the number and magnitude of mitigation strategies, which need to be employed to reduce the risk(s) introduced to the environment. Project activities and impacts will be represented in matrix form. The ESIA should seek to propose mechanisms for the reduction of discharges from the plant where applicable.

  1. Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Management and Monitoring Plan

Design a plan for the management of the natural, historical and archaeological environments of the project to monitor implementation of mitigatory or compensatory measures and project impacts during construction and occupation/operation of the units/facility. Preparation of an Environmental Health Safety (EHS) Management Plan. An outline of a monitoring plan (if necessary) should be included in the ESIA report.

  1. Preparation of the Report

All Findings of the Environmental Assessment (EA) will be documented and prepared as a Technical Report for submission to the Federal Ministry of Environment or LASEPA according to the National report writing guideline. Ten copies of draft and six copies of the final reports are expected to be submitted.

  1. Stakeholders’ Engagement Sessions

Coordination of the hosting and successful implementation of the ESIA Review Panel whether physical or virtual.

PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS

Interested Organizations should submit a proposal including the following documents not later than 5pm on Friday 4th February, 2022.

  1. Proof of Registration with the CAC
  2. Copy of Form CO7
  3. Evidence of accreditation by the Federal Ministry of Environment and Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA)
  4. Certified Copy of Tax Identification Number (TIN)
  5. Most recent tax clearance covering at least three (3) years.
  6. The Bid response must include the following information in the prescribed order below:
  7. General Information Sheet, Appendix 2
  8. Work Plan with detailed description of how the project will be executed including safety plan.
  • Technical approach to perform the Scope of Work
  1. Scheduled and estimated time for completion of the Project.
  2. List of references and list of similar projects for which services have been provided.
  3. A proposed managerial, supervisory and administrative organizational chart, together with an outline of each personnel’s responsibilities.
  • Proof of Compliance with National Social Insurance Trust (NSIT).

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