Solidarités International

Deadline to respond to the consultancy : 02/01/2024

Start : 1st of March 2024

End : 30 November 2024

Location: North West Syria

SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL (SI) is a humanitarian NGO which is committed to meeting the vital needs of populations faced with a major crisis of human or natural origin and to strengthening their resilience, particularly regarding Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, and food security.


Over a period of 18 months, the overall objective of the project, under the FPI grant, will be to enhance access to education and health services in Northwest Syria, following the earthquakes of February 2023. SI will support the restoration of the education and health systems in NWS, focusing primarily on facilities located in the districts of Harim, Idlib and Jisr Elshogur, in Idlib governorates as well as Jebel Saman in Aleppo governorate.

Under this consultancy, the Consultant must support SI to rehabilitate and improve school and public health facilities affected by the earthquake, ensuring they are structurally sound, safe, and conducive to impart education and health services as intended. This includes evaluating the current state of the facilities vis-à-vis their seismic strength, identifying areas of improvement, and developing a retrofitting plan, if required.

The main objectives of this consultancy are:

(a) Structural assessment, design and tender documents

(b) Carry out monitoring visits to the site for quality assurance of the retrofitting works.

SI will help and support the consultant for collecting data, drawings or any other information required, for implementing the activities under this consultancy, from the Local Authorities.

Structural assessment

The Consultant shall conduct a thorough structural assessment of selected earthquake-damaged schools and public health facilities. A full report should be prepared on the findings and used as the Design Basis Report in the next step.

Repairing/Retrofitting plan and Preliminary & Detailed design

After the DBR is approved by SI, the Consultant shall review the selected schools and health facilities against the seismic risk and required mitigation measures. The said review will encompass adequacy of existing structures against seismic loads, as well as an assessment of possible repairing/retrofitting measures that may be required based on BBB approach. A full report and recommendations should be prepared.

Preliminary Design: Explore a range of retrofitting and repair options applying SI’s BBB approach for each facility, considering both structural and non-structural elements, and evaluate the cost-effectiveness and feasibility of each solution, considering the building’s architectural and historical significance, as well as budget constraints and submit the findings with recommendations to SI for selecting the most appropriate retrofit option.


Interested bidders should ask for the ToR to the SYR – Tender [email protected] email address
Deadline to submit clarifications/questions on ToR to [email protected] : Thursday 28 of December, COB

Then they are required to submit their proposal, using the following guidelines: Cover letter – one-page maximum

Technical proposal – 6 pages including the following but not limited to
Understanding of the assignment
Proposed methodology, tools and techniques
Propose clear timeline
Composition of team, their resumes and assigned roles
Financial proposal. Includes breakdown of costs
Consultant profile:
Training and qualifications
Professional experience (if relevant to consultancy, specific skills and/or specific context conditions)
Experience in in similar context
Experience in facilitating learning and participatory processes (in the case of a learning-oriented evaluation with co-construction of lessons learned and recommendations)
Knowledge of the country/area of intervention
Required qualities
Sample copy of at least two similar assignments in past work.
03 References

Criteria of evaluation of the offers will be:

Price: 60%

Summary of technical score: 40%

The detailed Technical Evaluation criteria is provided in Annex – IV

Offer not including at least 1 reference for consultancy of public or commercial building structure retrofitting/design will be not considered.

Solidarités International considers individual candidates and teams equally.

The applicants must send off requested documents electronically

In general, the consultant’s team should combine the following criteria:

A solid and diversified experience in designing, supervision or construction of health facilities, schools or similar nature of services in NW Syria.
Experience in the implementation of Humanitarian and development intervention in emergency and post emergency contexts in NW Syria.
Experience in evaluation of related interventions (preferably in similar context from reputed donor agencies and international organizations)
Full working knowledge of English and excellent report writing,
A proven record of experience of similar nature of works.
The Senior Structural Engineer/Designer should be licensed to certify building structure designs in NW Syria
(Afrin and Azaz)

How to apply

Deadline: 4 Jan 2024