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Request for Proposal – Senior Environment Service Provider

Request for Proposal (RFP)-Req-JKT-17-0059-Senior Environment Service Provider for RPAM Strategy Development Support October 2017 – March 2018

Dear Potential Bidders,


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.


Activity Summary

Urban water supply systems in Indonesia face multiple challenges related to the quality, quantity and continuity of raw water for water utilities and other service providers. The Water Safety Planning (RPAM) is one key approach, increasingly adopted by a wide array of countries, to overcome such challenges through the assessment, prioritization and continuous management of risks to water safety. The aim of employing RPAM is to consistently ensure the safety and acceptability of drinking water supply in a practical manner. RPAM has been initiated since 2012 in Indonesia, beginning with a pilot of RPAM that addressed three (3) areas: water source, water utilities (or “operators”, and communal systems. The RPAM pilots were implemented by Bappenas for water sources in Bandung, by the Ministry of Public Works and Housing (MPWH) for water utilities in Banjarmasin, and by the Ministry of Health (MOH) for communal systems in Kab. Malang and Kab, Sumba Barat Daya. From those initiatives, several results and outputs were been produced, such as a draft RPAM white paper, draft  RPAM roadmap to 2019, and draft program for integrating RPAM into RPJMN and RPJMD planning processes. For its part, and based on more recent consultations with key GOI partners, USAID IUWASH PLUS will also implement RPAM (and which will involve 4 areas, including source, operator, communal, and consumer levels) in selected locations. Likewise, USAID IUWASH PLUS will contribute to the RPAM framework and strategy, also adjustment of manuals, derived from results and lessons learned of RPAM implementation at local level.

However, as the RPAM initiative requires much additional work to be effectively and sustainably scaled up, several elements at the national level need to be in place. Such elements include an integrated RPAM framework, implementation manuals that accommodated lessons learned and best practices from fields, and a road map and action plan for RPAM implementation. USAID IUWASH PLUS will contribute to this process both through sharing widely its own experience in RPAM implementation, as well as in directly contributing to the efforts of its national-level GOI partners. This activity supports this latter contribution through: supporting the consolidation of RPAM lessons learned and best practices; providing input for technical guidelines; and advancing national-level dialogue and policy development.



 The main objectives of the proposed strategy for RPAM implementation are to:

·         Conduct analysis and draw lessons learned from previous RPAM pilot and ongoing under Ministry of Health and Ministry of Public Works components of RPAM: operator, and communal;

·         Provide recommendation for updating initial concept of RPAM, such as scope of each RPAM components, responsible institutions/Ministries, and strategy to achieve 4K aspects (Kualitas, Kuantitas, Kontinuitas dan Keterjangkauan) as an input for RPAM framework,

·         Provide input for updating of RPAM technical guidelines under MOH and MPWH by adopting the lesson learned of RPAM implementation (RPAM Operator and RPAM Komunal), and initial input for RPAM Sumber technical guidelines;

·         Assess and map out existing regulations to support RPAM implementation, also tasks and functions of each Government institutions relevant to RPAM in national level; and

·         Facilitate in obtaining lesson learned and experience from study visit to Philippines on RPAM and develop a follow up action to update the initial concept of RPAM (including initiate national concept for RPAM policy and framework, implementation strategy and action plan in Indonesia).

For those mentioned subject, USAID IUWASH PLUS inviting you to submit the proposal, detail Scope of Work & schedule please see this link :

Thank you very much for your kind attention & best cooperation.


Local Sustainability & Innovation Component (LSIC)-USAID IUWASH PLUS Project

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