Consulting Services for Rendering Financial Audit Services for the Government organizations of Afghanistan

Request For Expressions of Interest

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   Kabul, Afghanistan
   Nov 26, 2018
   26 November, 2018

Addendum No. 1

4. Qualification Requirements/Short listing Criteria:

National Procurement Authority on behalf of Supreme Audit Office (SAO), Ministry of Finance, GoIRA, now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the services described under paragraph 3 above. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services.

The short listing criteria are:

a) The Consultant should be a registered legal entity and should have been in business for last 5 years in providing Consultancy Services of similar or related assignments. (The consultant is required to provide a Copy of Certificate of Incorporation issued by relevant authority in country of its establishment/incorporation).
b) The Consultant shall demonstrate having sound financial standing by submitting audited financial reports or any other credible financial documents for the last three years (2015, 2016 and 2017) where the consultant’s annual turnover for any of the last three years shall not be less than USD One Million and its Net Worth shall be positive (the consultant is required to provide audit Annual Financial Statements for said years, which inter alia, should reflect the Consultant’s Net Worth and turnover).
c) The consultant shall provide evidence of having proven experience for at least 3 contracts each of a minimum value of USD 100,000 (One hundred thousand US Dollar) of similar nature or the aggregate amount of Call Of contracts fulfilling the requirement of USD 300,000.00 (Three Hundred Thousand US Dollars), having executed during last 5 years duly indicating the duration, value and years of performance, which should showcase the expertise/ strength of the consultant for undertaking such assignments.
The Consultant while describing the assignment(s) for similar experience should furnish the following details:
 Consultant should explain in what way the executed assignment(s) was/were similar in nature to the current assignment.
 The Consultant should explain the exact role played by the Consultant in the assignment if the assignment was carried out in association with other firms as JV or in sub-consultancy for carrying out the assignment.
d) Consultant having some regional experience is desirable.
e) The requirements for Consultants who intends to associate with other firm(s) in the form of a Joint Venture (JV) or Consortium or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications are indicated as under:
i. The lead partner is required to be identified clearly and state the composition and nature of their association (JV/ sub-consultant) in their EOI.
ii. In case of JV, the lead partner shall meet the shortlisting criteria of turnover under (b) above and substantially meet the experience criteria under (c) above (having executed the assignments with contract value indicated therein). The JV partner should also meet the shortlisting criteria under (c) above (having executed the assignments with contract value as 50% of the value indicated therein).
iii. In case of Consultant who intends to associate with other firm(s) in the form of a sub-consultancy, the lead partner shall meet the shortlisting criteria of turnover and experience as under (b) & (c) above.

f) The Consultant should furnish only true and factual information in the EOI (for itself and its partners, if any). By an act of submission of an EOI against this REoI, the Consultant shall be deemed to be aware that for any misrepresentation by the Consultant detected at any stage of selection process or during execution of the resultant contract, if successful, the Consultant may be prosecuted under the Laws of Afghanistan.
   International procurement

Contact information

   Safiullah Alokozai
Procurement Liaison Specialist
National Procurement Authority
Pashtoonistan Wat/ National Procurement Authority/ Administration Office of The President
Kabul, Kabul +93
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