Feasibility study and concept design for dry ports in Laos

3 months
Remote/Northern Laos
Reports to
Activity Lead
Closing date
20 Oct 2023

About P4I

Partnerships for Infrastructure (P4I) is an Australian Government initiative partnering with Southeast Asia to drive sustainable, inclusive, and resilient growth through quality infrastructure. P4I partners with Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

P4I works with partners to strengthen infrastructure decision-making and practice across the transport, energy, utilities and telecommunications sectors. P4I’s focus is on the early stages of the infrastructure lifecycle, including planning and prioritisation, financing strategy, and procurement.

The four main services offered by P4I are linkages with Australian government agencies and other institutions, technical and policy advice, infrastructure project advice and knowledge-sharing and learning. 

As the foundation of quality infrastructure, P4I also integrates gender equality, disability, and social inclusion, and disaster risk reduction and climate change considerations into all activities.

Delivered through a single team, P4I is led by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in collaboration with EY, Adam Smith International, The Asia Foundation and Ninti One. P4I has a head office in Bangkok, with other staff located around the region. 

Scope of Work

P4I, through its delivery partner EY, is seeking support from a suitably qualified consultant to undertake services described within the Request for Proposal (RFP). The consultant shall have a track record in International Logistics and Dry Ports developments across Asia as minimum and a global track record would be advantageous.

The consultant will be engaged as a subcontractor to EY, on behalf of P4I, and will be required to work closely with the P4I team.

The consultant shall provide the technical engineering, environment and cost estimating support as part of EY’s preparation of feasibility study and concept design for the development of the two (2) international dry ports facilities in Luang Prabang and Oudomxay.

The duration of feasibility study and concept design is anticipated to be three months and the consultant fees (or price) for the entirety of services is not expected to be more than AUD$350,000.

Further information is available in the RFP document under Download below.

How to Apply

  1. Interested parties should download the RFP and confirm via email to the Procurement Manager their interest in this opportunity as a sub-consultant to EY.
  2. The Procurement Manager will issue a Confidentiality Deed for the Respondents and the Respondents’ sub-consultants to execute and return.
  3. On return and receipt of the above completed documents, the Procurement Manager will issue the RFP documents including the returns package for submission by the RFP closing date and time.

Please submit applications and queries about the tender via email to the P4I Procurement Manager at tenders@partnershipsforinfrastructure.org with the subject: “Development of International Dry Ports: Feasibility Study and Concept Design”.

Applications must be submitted by 11:59pm (Singapore time) on 20 October 2023.

Due to the high volume of applications for P4I positions, only short-listed companies will be contacted.