Call for Expression of Interest - Review the functions of the Water Services Provider and the Water Services Authority in order to strengthen the capacity and capabilities of these functions. 83367893

The Governance Support Programme (GSP II) is a partnership programme agreed to between the Governments of South Africa and Germany. It is a technical cooperation programme co-steered at national level in a partnership between the Department of Cooperative Governance (DCoG), the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA), the National Treasury (NT), the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DMPE), the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). GIZ is responsible for the implementation of the development contributions on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the US Government acting through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID

These two districts have requested GIZ to support them to assess the water unit with regards to the WSA and the WSP functions and the factors that impact on the performance of the unit. The ability of the unit to perform is to firstly assess, their ability, to deliver on their water service delivery mandate and secondly to assess the capacity and capabilities to respond to the needs and demands of the citizens, thirdly assess the collaboration with other directorates and finally to recommend and implement a change management strategy.   

The objective of this assignment is to compare the status of the water unit before being a WSP and post being a WSA and WSP. To assess functional status quo of the WSA and the WSP to perform against their water service delivery mandate and to develop and implement a capacity building strategy to strengthen the water unit. In doing so the contractor is required to do complete the tasks as per the TOR.

The contractor must be able to work according to the COVID 19 regulations in South Africa and, by implication of the current level and regulations at the time of the awarding of the contract. As such the service provider is encouraged to consider these restrictions and ensure that the project proposal submitted considers alternatives to on-site face to face access and capacity development initiatives. For example, the service provider must propose alternatives such as, online interviews and capacity building methods in order to avoid contract delays should free movement not be allowed.

GIZ invites eligible and professional companies with local presence in South Africa, to participate in this tender. Expression of Interest forms are available for downloading until 27.11.2020. Completed forms must be submitted to ZA_Quotation@giz.de  by 04.12.2020. Please quote reference 83367893 when submitting the documentation. Late submissions will not be accepted.