Selasa, 1 Oktober 2019

Request for Proposals (RFP): Implementation of Bamboo Planting, Blitar District, East Java Provinces

Extension Request for Proposals (RFP)
No. RFP-APIK-JKT-0016
Implementation of Bamboo Planting on Perhutani Area to reduce erosion and sedimentation at river bank of Kali Bogel at Blitar District, East Java Province, Indonesia

 

Background

APIK – Adaptasi Perubahan Iklim dan Ketangguhan is a five-year program from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) which aims to assist Indonesia in managing disaster and climate risks. APIK works to assist the Indonesian government in integrating Climate and Disaster Resilience from local to national level. Using the landscape approach, APIK also works directly with communities and the private sector to proactively manage climate-related disaster risks, and strengthen stakeholder capacity in understanding and communicating climate information.

Blitar District is one of the USAID-APIK work areas in the Brantas watershed, which has contrasting landscape. The plateau region on the northern part is a suburb bordering Mount Kelud while on the southern part are the hills, beaches and open seas. Based on the results of the USAID APIK project’s Vulnerability Assessment (VA), which estimated that the rainy season of 2030-2040 will increase in the southern part of Blitar. Due to this, it will cause the risk on erosion in southern district of Blitar, especially in the river bank of Kali Bogel area.

Some of the hilly areas in the southern part includes forest that managed by the Perum Perhutani of KPH Blitar with the main stands of teak and small part of Albizia/Sengon trees. In forest management, the Perum Perhutani of KPH Blitar has Community Forest Management (PHBM) scheme through community groups as part members of the Forest Village Community Institution (LMDH).

Kali Bogel is one of the Brantas River sub-watersheds which covers of ​​55,425 km2 with three main tributaries, namely Kali Bogel, Kali Gesing and Kali Kedungwungu (BAPPEDA, 2015). The catchment of Kali Bogel located on ten villages of Blitar District. The upstream area of ​​Kali Bogel covers the villages of Pandanarum, Kedungbunder, Bacem, Margomulyo and Kalitengah. In addition, the Perhutani area is also included in the upstream area of ​​the Kali River.

Some of the hilly areas in the southern part includes forest that managed by the Perum Perhutani of KPH Blitar with the main stands of teak and a small part of Albizia/Sengon trees. In forest management, the Perum Perhutani of KPH Blitar has Community Forest Management (PHBM) scheme through community groups that are members of the Forest Village Community Institution (LMDH).

Kali Bogel is one of the Brantas River sub-watersheds which covers of ​​55,425 km2 with three main tributaries, namely Kali Bogel, Kali Gesing and Kali Kedungwungu (BAPPEDA, 2015). The catchment of Kali Bogel located on ten villages of Blitar District. The upstream area of ​​Kali Bogel covers the villages of Pandanarum, Kedungbunder, Bacem, Margomulyo and Kalitengah. In addition, the Perhutani area is also included in the upstream area of ​​the Kali River.

A planning study conducted by BAPPEDA in year 2015 shows that the upstream area of Kali Bogel sub-watershed is the area that has most erosion and sedimentation.

During the rainy season, dozens of tributaries from the forest area runoff through the Brantas River. The increment number of open area due to changing use of land from forests to gardens causing the rise of erosion becoming pretty high. Runoff water from open land carries a lot of mud and then enters Kali Bogel before it is channeled into the Brantas River through the villages of Bacem, Pandanarum and Sutojayan Village.

Substantially, Kali Bogel situated on the lower level has caused slower water flow through the Brantas river, while the rain in the upstream region sends water to Kali Bogel is faster, yet due to the lower position causes the water downstream of the watershed of Sutojayan Village has longer inundation on some agricultural and residential areas and more sediment deposited.

The activity of restoring the forest are being carried out by PT Perhutani KPH Blitar as the authorized land owner but it takes a long time to bring back the forest to its previous conditions. Another optional activity that can reduce the rate of sedimentation on Kali Bogel is such bamboo planting activity along the critical point on the tributary border that flows runoff into the Kali Bogel.

Objectives

This bamboo planting activity at several critical tributaries generally aims to restrain sedimentation towards the Kali Bogel river so that the risks of river siltation is smaller and the water capacity is greater. More details on this particular activity are:

  1. Strengthening the tributary border so that it can withstand the brunt of runoff from open land;
  2. Withstand sediment carried by runoff during the rainy season;
  3. Reducing silting of the Kali Bogel river as a cause of flooding in the Sutojayan sub-district, Bacem village and Pandanarum sub-district;
  4. Reducing infrastructure and economic damage in Sutojayan, Bacem and Pandanarum villages due to annual flooding.
Output

The expected final outputs from this activity are:

  1. Provision of support on bamboo seedlings from local vendors which meet with project’s requirements in terms of quantity, specifications and type;
  2. Provision of skillful labor team for bamboo planting activities;
  3. Provision of holes for planting process and the planting process itself as required;
  4. Provision of gap filling process, with replacement of the same bamboo type which meet with specifications;
  5. Provision of all required maintenance activities;
  6. Provision of Final Report.
Location

The activity will be conducted at: River bank of Kali Bogel of Blitar Distric, East Java Province, Indonesia.

Extension Solicitation Process

Interested offerors shall send email at the soonest to APIK_Procurement@dai.com to receive complete RFP and SOW documents for further details on procurement and solicitation process. Questions and Clarifications on RFP at the latest by 04 October 2019.

Extension Proposal Submission

Interested offerors are invited to send their proposal based on procurement document of RFP-APIK-JKT-0016 Implementation of Bamboo Planting on Perhutani Area to reduce erosion and sedimentation at river bank of Kali Bogel at Blitar District, East Java Province, Indonesia.

Proposal Submission is extended no later than 06 October 2019. Only shortlisted offerors will be notified.