Engagement of a Land Surveyor, Land and Property Valuer and Community Liaison – LNDC

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Call for Proposals (Technical and Financial Proposals)

Engagement of a Land Surveyor, Land and Property Valuer and Community Liaison for the Identified Agricultural Land.

  1. Background

The Lesotho National Strategic Development Plan (NSDP II), identifies agriculture as one of the priority sectors to invest into for economic development. In line with the goals of the NSDP II, the LNDC (the client) has therefore identified Agriculture and Agro-processing sector as one of the areas of priority for investment attraction. As such, the LNDC’s five (5) year Strategic Plan places focus on development of this sector as well as the manufacturing sector. LNDC hence pro-actively identifies opportunities for investment in these sectors; it further initiates and facilitates development of new projects for promotion to private sector for co-investment.

As part of the rollout of the strategy the Corporation engaged on intensive investment promotion drive which resulted in securing interest from strategic investors for primary production of grains, deciduous fruits, vegetables, piggery, beef and development of a mega food park.

The identified investors agreed to jointly develop specific projects and put them through a project preparation process. Most of these projects are currently in their final stages of preparation which included determining their feasibility, business planning and land identification.

Access to agricultural land has been identified as a key success factor for all of these identified projects. Since the Corporation does not have agricultural land in its portfolio, appropriate land has to be identified in consultation with relevant stakeholders as most agricultural land is in the hands of individual farmers who practice subsistence farming.

The Corporation initiated a Land Identification process and has identified four districts, Butha-Buthe, Leribe, Berea and Maseru. During this process consultations have been made with Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (MoAFS) as the direct supervisor of farmers on the ground. At the minimum a total of 10,825.94 hectares in all the four (4) districts was utilized under the supervision of the Extension Officers from the MoAFS. The areas are Butha-Buthe with 543.9 ha, Leribe 6954.04 ha, Berea 750 ha and Maseru 2578.04 ha. Additionally agricultural land has been identified in the same areas with a potential to be included in the LNDC projects and according to the MoAFS all the fields are privately owned. Therefore, digitization and registration of the fields will need to be fast-tracked at district level in order to develop informative profiling of agricultural land confirming the land ownership, land size and location among other things.

  • Objective of the Assignment

The objective is to engage the services of a consulting firm with capabilities, qualifications and authority of land surveying, land valuation and community liaison. The services are required in order to initiate the process of documenting/profiling location, size, value, zoning and ownership of the identified land. The collected information shall facilitate discussions with landowners regarding their participation into the respective projects. 

  • Scope of Work
  • General

The Consultant is expected to assess the land size, location, ownership and value as well as facilitate zoning of the identified land. The exercise further seeks to recommend the best suitable Compensation and appropriate Land Consolidation Models in line with the LNDC Strategy.

3.2 Technical

For any identified Block Area the assignment should undertake the following tasks:

  • Undertake Tenurial Investigation covering all issues of land entitlement;
  • Surveying of individual parcels of fields to confirm ownership, size, and location;
  • Assess access status of  existing  water sources including hydrological assessment, electricity and road infrastructure;
  • Determine the ratio of each field parcel to the total area of the specific demarcated Block;
  • Undertake Community Education and Sensitization Campaign in the light of Eminent Domain Principle;
  • Advise the communities through all the steps of land valuation;
  • Undertake the valuation of the respective land earmarked for the projects;
  • Undertake the analysis of all possible costs vis-a-viz the development of the legally permissible Compensation Methods that can be employed for the respective communities to be affected by the Projects.
  • Deliverables

The expected outputs are:

  1. A Tenurial Investigation Report covering all issues of land entitlement including but not limited to;
    1. Technical Report on the surveyed land;
    2. Full list of individuals entitled to the specified land;
    3. Valuation Report for surveyed land as per the provisions of the Land Act 2010;
    4. Maps and co-ordinates of surveyed land based on LAA Approved Coordinate System;
    5. Community Liaison Report;
    6. Report on Recommendations on Compensation Model;
    7. Report on Land Consolidation Models.
  • Qualifications and Experience/Competency of the Firm

The consulting firm shall be a local land services firm with capabilities of land surveying, land valuation and community engagement:

The Consultant should have the following technical expertise:

  • Land Surveying Expert with Masters Degree in Land Surveying or related field with minimum 5 years experience
  • Land valuation Expert with Masters Degree in Property Valuation or related field with minimum 5 years experience
  • Community Liaison Expert with Masters Degree in  Sociology , Development Studies or related field with minimum 10 years experience
  • Proposals
  • Technical Proposal

The Technical Proposal must include the following; 

  • Technical Approach, Methodology and Organisation of the Consultants’ Team Specific Experience

Please explain your understanding of the objectives of the assignment as outlined in the Terms of Reference (TOR), the technical approach, and the methodology you would adopt for implementing the tasks to deliver the expected output(s); the degree of details of such output; and describe the structure and composition of your team. Please do not repeat/copy the TOR in here.

  • Work Plan and Staffing

Please outline the plan for the implementation of the main activities/tasks of the assignment, their content and duration, phasing and interrelations, milestones (including interim reviews and approvals by Client), and the tentative delivery schedule of the reports. The proposed work plan should be consistent with the technical approach and methodology. The staffing plan should indicate the key experts’ team and additional non-experts, their qualifications and experience as well as outline their adequacy for the assignment (the roles for each expert in carryout the assignment) built into their CVs and work schedule. The staffing work schedule should be aligned to the work plan and delivery schedule.

  • Comments (of TOR and counterpart staff and facilitators)

The Consultant’s suggestions should be concise and to the point, and incorporate in the Proposal, their comments on changes, subtractions and/or additions to TOR and deliverables. Please also include comments, if any, on counterpart staff and facilities to be provided by the Client.

  • Financial ProposalCurrency

The Financial Proposal must be made in Lesotho Loti

  • Summary of Costs (Budget)Payment Plan
  • Duration of the Assignment

The work is expected to be completed in 6 months.

  • Evaluation Criteria

Technical evaluation:

Criteria, sub-criteria, and point system for the evaluation of the technical proposals are:

  1. Adequacy of the proposed technical approach, methodology, and work schedule plan in responding to the TOR [30 Points]
  2. Key experts qualifications, experience and competence for the assignment [70 Points]
    1. General qualifications [40%]
    2. Adequacy for the assignment [60%]
  • Negotiations and Award

In the case of Selection based Consultants technical score, the Client will invite the Consultant to negotiate the Contract provided the consultant has achieved the highest technical score.

  1. Accompanying Documentation
    1. Company registration (shareholding) and valid license
    2. Tax clearance (up to date)
    3. Power of Attorney
    4. Memorandum of Understanding for Joint Venture (sub-consultants)
  2. Submission of Proposals

The proposals must be made as follows:

  1. Separate envelopes for Technical and Financial Proposals marked in separate envelopes “LNDC: Engagement of a Land Surveyor, Evaluator and Community Liaison for the Identified Agricultural Land.”
  2. The envelopes must be deposited in the Tender Box located at:

Lesotho National Development Corporation (LNDC)

Level 7

Block A

Development House

Kingsway Road, Maseru 100

The closing date for submissions is 29th July 2019 at 12:00pm

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