REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES – FIRMS SELECTION) Country: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Name of Project: Development and deployment of Web Based Public Private Partnership Management Information System (PPP-MIS) Budge No.: AFG-200276 Assignment Title: CS for development and Deployment of PPP Management Information system PPP-MIS with maintenance for CPA Duration of Assignment: 1 year Implementing Agency: Ministry of finance (MOF) Duty Station: Kabul Contract Type: Lump Sum NPA Ref. No.: NPA/ MOF/98/CS-2429/QCBS 1. The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan represented by the Ministry of Finance (MoF) received a loan from the International Development Association in July 2018 and intends to apply part of the proceeds of this fund to implement Development and deployment of Web Based Public Private Partnership Management Information System (PPP-MIS) Project. i. Objectives of Assignment The Directorate General Public Private Partnership is interested in implementing an Enhanced MIS to improve their Management one working with their partner and other stockholders. In general, the Public Private Partnership include the following phases a. Project Identification: This includes all activities from project planning, conducting pre-feasibility study and approval of Concept. b. Project Preparation: This includes all activities from conducting Feasibility Study and drafting Bidding documents including risk identification, allocation and translation into the Partnership Contract structure. c. Project Procurement: Which includes all activities from procurement strategy, marketing the project, selecting preferred bidders, manage bidding process till negotiation, award and signing of the Partnership Contract. d. Contract Management: which includes establishing contract management structure, monitoring and managing delivery and risk, amendments, closure and performing the commitments. 2. Scope of the Services For Information on the scope of the services, you can access the TOR under the abovementioned assignment title and reference number on the website: www.ageops.net 3. Qualification Requirements / Short-listing Criteria National Procurement Authority on behalf of Ministry of finance (MOF), now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to submit Expressions of Interest (EOI) for these services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. 4. The short listing criteria are: a) The consultant should be a registered legal entity and should have been in business for the last 5 years in providing Consultancy Services in similar assignment. (The consultant is required to provide a copy of their Certificate of Incorporation issued by relevant authority in the country of establishment) b) The consultant shall demonstrate having sound financial standing by submitting audited financial reports or any other credible financial documents for last three years (2016, 2017, and 2018). The consultant net worth shall be positive. c) Proven experiences of being familiar with similar activities and having executed at least one contract of similar nature and complexity not less than USD 425,000 (Four hundred twenty five thousand USD only) within the last 5 years. The Consultant while describing the assignments should furnish the following details: 1. explain in what way the executed assignment was similar in nature to the current assignment; 2. 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; e. Regional experience is desirable. (not mandatory). f. Eligibility requirements in compliance with paragraphs 1.11, 1.12, & 1.13 of the Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers – January 2011 Revised July 2014 the consultants should also provide a copy of the certification of incorporation/business license The attention of interested Consultants are drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers – January 2011 Revised July 2014 setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. In addition, please refer to the following information on conflict of interest related to this assignment as per paragraph 1.9 of World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers available at www.worldbank.org/. Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications. If consultants intend to associate with other firms, they are advised to clearly identify the lead partner and state the composition and nature of the association (JV/sub-consultancy) in their EOI. In case of association between the firms is in the form of JV, only the firm meeting above criteria substantially shall act as the Lead Partner of the JV. In case, more than one firm meet the above criteria substantially, any of those firms can act as the Lead Partner. The shortlisting criteria defined under paragraphs b & c above will not be considered for the sub consultants. A consultant firm will be selected through Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS) in accordance with the procedures set out in the Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers – January 2011 Revised July 2014 Particular importance will be given to the qualification of the consultants and their ability to operate in Afghanistan. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours, i.e. 09:00 to 16:00 hours. Electronic queries will be entertained. 5. Legal References Eligibility requirements in compliance with paragraphs 3.21, 3.22, & 3.23 of the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers, Procurement In investment Projects Financing, Goods, Works, Non-Consulting and Consulting Services August 2018. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 3.16 and 3.17 of the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers, Procurement In investment Projects Financing, Goods, Works, Non-Consulting and Consulting Services August 2018, setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. In addition, please refer to the following information on conflict of interest related to this assignment as per paragraph 3.16 and 3.17 of World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers available at www.worldbank.org. 6. Method of Selection A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS). 7. Submission of EOI Expressions of interest 26 April, 2019 must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, by mail, or by e-mail). Attention: Safiullah Alokozai Head of Secretary (Bids/ Proposals Opening Committee) National Procurement Authority (NPA), AOP Pashtunestan Wat, Kabul, Afghanistan Phone Number: +93(0)202147556 Email: safiullah.alokozai@npa.gov.af (copy to aziz.obaidi@npa.gov.af; nasruddin.nouri@npa.gov.af; wais.rahimi@npa.gov.af; hikmatullah.asad@npa.gov.af) Web site: www.ageops.net Further information in respect to this REOI can be obtained at the address below by email or in person during office hours, i.e.08:00-04:00 PM. Attention: Nasruddin Nouri Assistant Procurement Expert National Procurement Authority (NPA), AOP Pashtunestan Wat, Kabul, Afghanistan Phone Number: +93 (0) 202147556 Email: nasruddin.nouri@npa.gov.af CC: aziz.obaidi@npa.gov.af ghayoor.zahoor@gmail.com Web site: www.npa.gov.af (The ToR is accessible through direct link: www.ageops.net
CS for development and Deployment of PPP Management Information system PPP-MIS with maintenance for CPA
3. Qualification Requirements / Short-listing Criteria National Procurement Authority on behalf of Ministry of finance (MOF), now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to submit Expressions of Interest (EOI) for these services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. 4. The short listing criteria are: a) The consultant Should be a registered legal entity and should have been in business for the last 5 years in providing Consultancy Services in similar assignment. (The consultant is required to provide a copy of their Certificate of Incorporation issued by relevant authority in the country of establishment) b) The consultant shall demonstrate having sound financial standing by submitting audited financial reports or any other credible financial documents for last three years (2016, 2017, and 2018). The consultant net worth shall be positive. c) Proven experiences of being familiar with similar activities and having executed at least two contracts of similar nature, size and complexity within the last 5 years. The Consultant while describing the assignments should furnish the following details: 1. explain in what way the executed assignment was similar in nature to the current assignment; 2. 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; e. Regional experience is desirable. (not mandatory). f. Eligibility requirements in compliance with paragraphs 1.11, 1.12, & 1.13 of the Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers – January 2011 Revised July 2014 the consultants should also provide a copy of the certification of incorporation/business license The attention of interested Consultants are drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers – January 2011 Revised July 2014 setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. In addition, please refer to the following information on conflict of interest related to this assignment as per paragraph 1.9 of World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers available at www.worldbank.org/. Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications. If consultants intend to associate with other firms, they are advised to clearly identify the lead partner and state the composition and nature of the association (JV/sub-consultancy) in their EOI. In case of association between the firms is in the form of JV, only the firm meeting above criteria substantially shall act as the Lead Partner of the JV. In case, more than one firm meet the above criteria substantially, any of those firms can act as the Lead Partner. The shortlisting criteria defined under paragraphs b & c above will not be considered for the sub consultants. A consultant firm will be selected through Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS) in accordance with the procedures set out in the Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers – January 2011 Revised July 2014 Particular importance will be given to the qualification of the consultants and their ability to operate in Afghanistan. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours, i.e. 09:00 to 16:00 hours. Electronic queries will be entertained.