Project preparation in the
wastewater and drinking water sector

CLIENT Ministry for Environment
and Sustainable Development
FINANCING European Commission (ISPA Programme)
DURATION 2006–2010


The project includes the provision of technical assistance to the clients in the preparation of five regional projects of rehabilitation and extension of water supply and sewerage systems on locations in Cluj County, Sibiu County, Gorj County, the Somes river basin (Cluj-Salaj) and the Olt County (total population in project areas: 1,000,000).

The services included the preparation of a master plan for water supply and waste water services in each of the five counties, the preparation of EIAs, feasibility studies and cohesion fund applications as well as the design, tender dossier preparation and assistance in tendering and contracting of the determined project measures.


  • Preparation of water/wastewater master plans for all five project regions
  • Preparation of five feasibility studies, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
  • Definition of the methodology and preparation of Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA),
    investigation of the affordability for low-income population, a sensitivity and
    risk analysis and the assessment of performance of the five service providers
  • Support to the Ministry and the beneficiaries in the preparation of the
    application for cohesion fund co-financing; support to the beneficiaries
    during appraisal of the project by EC
  • Preparation of Terms of Reference for TA in project management
    and supervision of contracts
  • Preparation of 45 tender dossiers (FIDIC type) for tendering:
    – Tender documents for water supply and sewerage Networks
    acc. to FIDIC Red Book
    – Tender Documents for WTPs and WWTPs acc. to FIDIC Yellow Book