REPUBLIC OF TURKEY MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND TOURISM

Request For Expressions Of Interest

Republic of Turkey
Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MoCT)
Istanbul Directorate of Surveying and Monuments

Istanbul Seismic Risk Mitigation and Emergency Preparedness (ISMEP) Project
Loan No: 4784-TU

Consultancy Services for Earthquake Performance Assessment and Preparation of Structural Seismic Retrofitting Designs for Cultural Heritage Buildings under the Responsibility of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (Ref: CB 4.2)

The Government of Republic of Turkey has received a loan from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), which shall be used within the scope of Seismic Risk Mitigation and Emergency Preparedness (ISMEP) Project by Istanbul Special Provincial Administration, Istanbul Project Coordination Unit (IPCU). Part of the proceeds of this loan shall be used for payments under the contract for “Consultancy Services for Earthquake Performance Assessment and Preparation of Structural Seismic Retrofitting Designs for Cultural Heritage Buildings under the Responsibility of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (CB 4.2)” which will be implemented by Istanbul Directorate of Surveying and Monuments.
The consultancy services will include:
Earthquake performance assessment and preparation of structural seismic retrofitting designs for the following historical buildings identified by the Client.

1. Topkapı Palace, 4th Court – Mecidiye Kiosk
2. Archeological Museum Additional and Classical Building
3. Haggia Sophia Museum Directorate – Saint Irene Monument

The investigations for each building will include:

Soil and foundation properties and the sub-structural properties, structural system properties, mechanical properties, resistance and components of the construction materials should be analyzed in details and the problems relevant to the materials should be determined. A three-dimensional finite element model or similar models should be developed for static, and earthquake response analysis. The possible damage and collapse patterns during a strong earthquake should be determined. Survey, Restitution, and Restoration Drawings of three buildings should be drawn. Proposals, projects and cost analyses should be suggested for strengthening three of the historical buildings according to the results of the material and earthquake response analysis and by using conventional and/or innovative retrofitting techniques.

The estimated implementation period is 18 months.

Istanbul Directorate of Surveying and Monuments now invites eligible consultants to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified and experienced to perform the services (such as brochures, description and references from previous clients on the similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.)

Consultants may associate to enhance their qualifications. The “association” may take the form of a Joint Venture or a sub consultancy. In case of a Joint Venture (JV), all members of the JV will be evaluated jointly for the purpose of short listing and shall be jointly and severally liable for the assignment and shall sign the contract in case of award is made to that JV group. Interested consultants should clearly indicate the structure of their “association” and the duties of the partners and sub consultants in their application. Unclear expression of interests in terms of “in association with” and/or “in affiliation with” and etc. may not be considered for short listing.

A consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers, May 2004.

Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below from 10:00 a.m. to 16:00 p.m. local time.

Expression of interest must be delivered to the address below by 22 September 2006 16:00 (local time) by surface mail, courier or hand delivery. Istanbul Directorate of Surveying and Monuments reserves the right to reject the applications received after the above-referenced date.

Attn: Damla ACAR

Ministry of Culture and Tourism
Istanbul Directorate of Surveying and Monuments - Topkapı Palace
İstanbul Rölöve ve Anıtlar Müdürlüğü
Topkapı Sarayı 1. Avlusu Eski Darphane Binaları
Sultanahmet/İSTANBUL

Tel : (+90) 0212 522 12 62 - 130
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Fax : (+90) 0212 513 05 49
e-mail : rolove34@kulturturizm.gov.tr (Damla Acar)