FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA
FEDERAL MINISTRY OF INDUSTRY, TRADE AND INVESTMENT (FMITI)
GROWTH AND EMPLOYMENT (GEM) PROJECT
CREDIT NO. 48820-NG
PACKAGE NUMBER: GEM/CS/CQ/2017/007.
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
(CONSULTANCY SERVICES – FIRMS SELECTION)
ASSIGNMENT TITLE: SELECTION OF AN AUTOMOTIVE ADVISORY FIRM TO FEDERAL MINISTRY OF INDUSTRY, TRADE AND INVESTMENT
The Government of Nigeria has emphasized the importance of diversifying the economy, supporting sectors that have potential for growth and creating increased massive employment opportunities. In line with this commitment, the Government has sought the World Bank’s partnership to help Nigeria support Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) operating in different high potential sectors throughout the country. This supports is being implemented under the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment (FMITI) and operationalized in the Growth and Employment (GEM) Project.
The GEM Project Development Objectives is to increase growth and employment in participating firms in Nigeria. The project became effective in July 2013, and will close in September 2018. The project focuses on manufacturing and service sectors, specifically supporting ICT, entertainment, tourism and hospitality, light manufacturing and construction, Project support addresses cross cutting sector issues, assistance to specific clusters, and more support to firms channeled through a platform – called the Business Innovation and Growth (BIG) Platform – Providing various trainings, technical assistance and grant schemes.
The Government of Nigeria has identified the automotive sector as a strategic industry group in the Nigeria Revolution Plan. The sector is capable of boosting job creation, by establishing a robust universe of MSMEs in the value chain of automobile manufacturing and assembly. This will help to build the capacity of artisans across various levels of this value chain and develop an enabling business environment for these MSMEs and artisans to thrive. The Nigerian Automotive Industry Development Plan (NAIDP), developed by the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), was launched in January 2014 and aims to curtail Nigeria’s dependence on imports and meet a significant proportion of its demand through domestic production. The automotive sector was identified as strategic industry group in the NIRP due to its large domestic market, labour-intensive nature, strong industrial linkages, existing installed base, and export potential into the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The growth and development of this industry is underpinned to the overarching partnership between the Nigerian Government and the World Bank, and the central to the GEM Project’s objectives.
The Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment through the Growth and Employment (GEM) Project, now invites eligible firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested Consultants should provide information, in not more than ten pages and responding to each of the shortlisting criteria, demonstrating that they have required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the services. The shortlisting criteria are:
- A management consulting or development consulting firm with expertise in automobile strategy development and execution.
- Strong understanding of the public-sector workings and experience dealing with government organizations.
- Strong track record in managing and implementing automobile consultancy projects enabling environment reforms in emerging economies and a deep understanding of the socio-political dimensions of reform.
- Experience in or in-depth knowledge of automobile manufacturing, financing, licensing and related legislative and regulatory frameworks for attracting and establishing automobile manufacturers in Nigeria with understanding of the various agencies involved.
- Experience in effectively managing large multi-stakeholder, multinational projects.
Only shortlisted Consultants will be invited to respond to a Request for Proposal (“RfP”). The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers, May 2011, revised in July 2014 (“Consultants Guidelines”) setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a Joint Venture or Sub-Consultancy to enhance their qualifications.
A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Consultant Qualification (CQ) Selection method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.
Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours, i.e. 0900 to 1700hours.
Expression of Interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person (Hard copy), or by mail) and preferably by e-mail by Thursday December 7, 2017.
Project Implementation Unit, Growth and Employment (GEM) Project Office
Attn.: Mr. Ugo Ikemba – Project Coordinator
GEM PIU Office
Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment
Block C, Old Secretariat
Garki Area 1, Abuja
Tel: +234 806 041 7080
SOURCE: DAILY TRUST