ECOWAS looking for critical consultants to help with new headquarters in Abuja

15 March 2019 2 min. read
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Following an agreement worth more that $31 million with the Government of China, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is set to have a new office in Abuja Nigeria. The development now requires critical consulting services, and the agency has called upon consulting firms for support therein.

As a number of key economies such as Nigeria and Ghana have attained a certain degree of economic stability and indicated signs of recovery from the global sip in oil prices in recent years, West Africa has become an increasingly lucrative region for economic activity and investment.

ECOWAS represents an opportunity for these states to collaborate and ensure that the economic potential of the region is realised. The agency is now set to have a new headquarters in the Nigerian capital of Abuja, a project that is financed by the Chinese government.

 ECOWAS looking for critical consultants to help with new headquarters in Abuja

The new headquarters is expected to have state-of-the-art facilities, which include offices, conference areas, electrical connections, parking lots, security posts and even newly developed roads to enhance connectivity to the office. The development of the office is in need of consulting support. 

The agency has called for consulting firms to apply for the project, which includes a range of diverse services. One consulting firm is expected to evaluate the current architecture and engineering designs and blueprints for the building, in addition to supervising the actual construction process to ensure quality.

The supervision process entails a number of different tasks, including the step-by-step daily evaluation of the project’s construction, in addition to coordinating with representatives from the Chinese project management firm. Aspects of the project being supervised include the road and water connections to the office.

Another firm, meanwhile, will be recruited to conduct an assessment of the social and environmental impact of the project. This includes the natural and the man-made environment in the project’s vicinity, with a detailed analysis of positive and negative consequences for biophysical, human, socio-economic and environmental factors.