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DAI, implementer of the USAID funded Indonesia Urban Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Penyehatan Lingkungan Untuk Semua (IUWASH PLUS) Project, invites qualified bidders to submit proposals/bids for Septage Management Support for Kopsyah BMI, Kab. Tangerang
The USAID Indonesia Urban Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Penyehatan Lingkungan Untuk Semua (IUWASH PLUS) program is a five-year initiative designed to assist the Government of Indonesia (GOI) in increasing access to water supply and sanitation services as well as improving key hygiene behaviors among urban poor and vulnerable populations. USAID IUWASH PLUS works with governmental agencies, the private sector, NGOs, communities and others to achieve the following “high level” results:
- An increase of one million people in urban areas with access to improved water supply service quality, of which at least 500,000 are from the poorest 40% of the population (also referred to as the “Bottom 40%” or “B40”), vulnerable groups or Indonesia’s eastern provinces; and
- An increase of 500,000 people in urban areas with access to safely managed sanitation and all of whom are from the “B40”, vulnerable groups or Indonesia’s eastern provinces.
To ensure that improvements in access to WASH services are sustained, USAID IUWASH PLUS is guided by a development hypothesis that focuses on strengthening service delivery systems, so they can more effectively reach the poorest and most vulnerable segments of the population. In order to achieve this at scale, the program undertakes activities through four interrelated components, including: 1) improving household WASH services; 2) strengthening city WASH institutional performance; 3) strengthening the WASH financing environment; and 4) advancing national WASH advocacy, coordination and communication.
Koperasi Syariah Benteng Mikro Indonesia (also known as “Kopsyah BMI” or simply “BMI”), is a large cooperative located in Kabupaten Tangerang that previously received support from the USAID IUWASH program and others to develop WASH-related microfinance products. This included a successful Sanitation Saving Program that, since the end of 2013, has led to the construction of 2,600 household sanitation facilities (basic toilets equipped with septic tanks), benefitting an estimated 13,000 people (many of whom are from the “B40”). In the coming four years, BMI plans to construct an additional 8,000 similar sanitation systems. While BMI’s initiative is outstanding in terms of containing fecal contamination, their long-term utility requires access to proper desludging, transportation and treatment services that are presently very limited.
In light of the above and based on on-going exchanges, BMI has expressed a strong interest in ensuring the development of safe septage collection services for its members. In addition to lacking access to such services in Tangerang in general, many of the homes where BMI systems have been installed are located in difficult to reach areas that require innovative solutions to serve. The development of improved septage management capacity in Kabupaten Tangerang is, in fact, viewed of as of critical importance to BMI’s business reputation (given the large number of members that have already invested in proper septic systems) as well as to their plans for continued promotion of related microfinance products. In addition to fulfilling a very genuine need identified by BMI, the development of a suitable business model can be used as example by BMI in areas they serve (outside of Kabupaten Tangerang), as well as by other microfinance organizations in other IUWASH PLUS regions. The development of such a business model will also directly complement work being undertaken by Kabupaten Tangerang insofar as it will provide their very nascent wastewater UPTD with an engaged partner (BMI) and ready access to thousands of households interested in septage treatment services.
The main objectives of this proposed technical support program are as follows:
- To identify and establish the optimum septage collection system for all their members (both B40 and non-B40, including families in densely populated areas)
- To build the operational, institutional and financial capacity for BMI to implement a successful desludging program for all BMI members in Kabupaten Tangerang:
- To demonstrate and expose a strong and partnership between all parties (BMI, PEMDA and private sector) which creates a WIN-WIN-WIN for further replication in other areas
- To assess (through mapping and technical study) the recommended sludge removal approach suitable to densely populated areas and narrow pathways
For those mentioned subject, USAID IUWASH PLUS inviting you to submit the proposal, detail Scope of Work & schedule please see this link: https://www.iuwashplus.or.id/archives/lsic/req-wjd-17-0025-septage-management-support-for-kopsyah-bmi-kab-tangerang