ESTABLISHMENT OF A NATIONAL WATER QUALITY LABORATORY.
NATIONAL WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AGENCY
SPECIFIC PROCUREMENT NOTICE FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A NATIONAL WATER QUALITY LABORATORY.
Date of issue: 4th August 2022
Mode of Financing: Government of Sierra Leone
IFB No: NWRMA/HSD/ICB/2022/001
The National Water Resources Management Agency has received funds from the Government of Sierra Leone to procure water quality equipment and reagents for the establishment of a national water quality laboratory. Sierra Leone has vast surface water resources and an appreciable groundwater resource due to its 12 river basins and many aquifers that can sustain community water abstraction. However, an increase in population, the creation of new settlements, the proliferation of artisanal mining, and poor solid and liquid waste management, amongst others, have led to the contamination of many water bodies and pose threats to others. The establishment of a National Water Quality Laboratory will enable the Agency to embark on routine water quality monitoring for both surface and groundwater resources. This will further enable the Agency to detect point source pollution, regulate effluent disposal by water users and generally protect and manage Sierra Leone’s water resources.
On this note the NWRMA now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the procurement of the following:
- Laboratory equipment for water quality testing: physical, chemical, and biological parameters
- Water quality reagents for the testing of physical, chemical, and biological parameters
- Laboratory accessories
- Laboratory IT equipment for data recording and storage
- Water quality laboratory vehicle for field data collection
- Laboratory benches, cabinets, and other accessories