Engineering Services for Small Scale Infrastructure Projects (SSIPs)/Sajhedari Bikas

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USAID/ Sajhedari Bikaas/ PACT Nepal

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Project Period

January 2016 to February 2017

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Project Area

Gorkha, Dhading and Lamjung

Sajhedari Bikaas is a five-year USAID-funded project aimed at empowering communities to direct their own development.
The program approach brings together an effective combination and mix of strategic interventions. These include:

  • Improving the enabling environment by addressing the causes of conflict and providing more effective short term resolution mechanisms;
  • Strengthening inclusion and participation of communities and marginalized groups in local planning processes;
  • Supporting the economic empowerment of marginalized groups;
  • Strengthening more accountable and transparent local government.

Key Activities

SW Nepal was assigned by USAID/Sajhedari Bikaas /PACT Nepal for engineering service for Small Scale Infrastructure Projects (SSIPs).

Services Provided by SW Nepal

In undertaking this assignment, SW Nepal provided the following services for 60 pre-identified community-based small scale infrastructure projects (SSIPs) in 9 VDCs of Lamjung, 18 VDCs of Gorkha and 18 VDCs of Dhading Districts of Nepal:

  • Detailed, on-site feasibility survey
  • Initial environmental examination (IEE)
  • Design/schematic with 3 or more perspectives
  • Scope of work broken out into 3 measurable milestones
  • Justification Memorandum for each project on Pact provided template
  • Cost of each project (summary, labor, materials, BOQ and management cost)
  • Submit scheduled batches of completed design packages
  • On-site technical guidance for all construction activities
  • Sufficient staffing to complete design work and on-site support simultaneously
  • Final Report