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MINISTRY OF MINES AND STEEL DEVELOPMENT
MINERAL SECTOR SUPPORT FOR ECONOMIC DIVERSIFICATION (MinDiver) PROJECT
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES /FIRM SELECTION)
COUNTRY: NIGERIA
PROJECT: MINERAL SECTOR SUPPORT FOR ECONOMIC DIVERSIFICATION (MinDiver) PROJECT
PROJECT ID NO: P159761
ASSIGNMENT TITLE: ENGAGEMENT OF CONSULTING FIRM TO STRENGTHEN THE INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORKS GOVERNING THE MINING SECTOR (FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS) AND SECTOR ADMINISTRATIVE CAPACITY BUILDING  
DATE: OCTOBER 3, 2018
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST 
This request for expression of interest follows the General Procurement Notice for this project that appeared in the dgMarket website, issue No. WB8170-12/17 of December 27, 2017.
The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) has applied for financing from the International Development Association – IDA (the “Bank”). This credit will be used to implement activities that will catalyze the process of economic diversification through the mining sector.
The Mineral Sector for Economic Diversification Project, the implementing agency intends to apply part of the proceeds for eligible payments under the contract for the engagement of a Consulting Firm to assist the MMSD in the strengthening of the Institutional frameworks governing the mining sector (functional analysis) and sector administrative capacity building to which this request for expression of interest is issued.
This Consulting will provide advisory services that can be used to:
 Mainstreaming gender to ensure an increase in the economic participation of women in the Nigerian’s mining sector.
i. Strengthen the Institutional frameworks governing the mining sector by preparing and implementing an institutional functional analysis of workflows, processes, and information flows, and needs assessment, and
ii. Restructure the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development to become more effective in strategy and policy analysis and formulation and a model public service institution/Ministry based on best-in-class organization structure, internal processes, systems and work culture.
The Consulting firm will be involved in the following tasks:
Task 1: Functional Analysis /Institutional Review
Task 2: Transformation of the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development
Task 3: Establishment of a Super Regulatory Agency
Task 4: Provide Ongoing Support to the Super Regulatory Agency during start-up period
Task 5: Sector Administration Capacity Building
The Mineral Sector Support for Economic Diversification (MinDiver) Project now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultant”) to indicate their interest in providing the above services. Interested firm must provide information demonstrating that they have required qualification and relevant experience to perform the services. (I.e. Letter of interest, Brochure, Description of similar assignments, Availability of essential technology and other logistic resources, Availability of appropriate skills amongst staff etc.).
The shortlisting criteria are:
i) General listing of projects experiences for the last ten years, including the completed and the on-going projects.
ii) Specific description of the similar assignments in the last ten years (Please include verifiable evidence of work done e.g. Job Completion Certificate, Letter of Award of contract etc.).
iii) Specific experience in countries with similar conditions as Nigeria.
iv) The firm organization structure, i.e. human resources, adequacy of the staff to perform the technical tasks the components (Permanent and Management Staff are evaluated here).
For each project performed the consultant shall provide the name and contact address of the client (office & e-mail address, and telephone number), date(s) of execution, name(s) of lead and associate firms, contract amount.
The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 3.16 of the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations on Selection and Employment of Consultants (under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants) by World Bank Borrowers edition of July 2016 revised November 2017 (“Consultant Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.
The Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment may be accessed on www.minesandsteel.gov.ng/mindiver-procurement
This implementation period for this activity shall be 18 Months.
Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications. Where firms are associating, the submission must include verifiable evidence of association from all the parties.
Selection of the Consulting Firm:
A Consulting firm will be selected in accordance with the Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS) Method procedures in the Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers (July 2016) (Procurement Regulations) revised in November 2017 revised in August 2018 available on www.worldbank.org/procure.
Interested Consultants may obtain further clarifications during office hours (8:30am – 4:30pm, Monday – Friday) at the address below:
Expression of Interest must be delivered both in hard copy and electronically to the address below by October 22, 2018 at 1:00 pm.
The Project Coordinator,
Mineral Sector Support for Economic Diversification Project (MinDiver)
10, Lola Close, off Luanda Crescent, off Ademola Adetokunbo Crescent
Wuse II,
Abuja, Nigeria
SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN
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