THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA
THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF FINANCE (FMOF)
SUPPORT TO THE HOME FINANCE DEPARTMENT
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR THE ENGAGEMENT OF A PROCUREMENT CONSULTANT FOR THE SFTAS PROGRAM
The Federal Government of Nigeria has agreed with the World Bank on a multi-year (2018-2022) program to support Nigerian states to strengthen fiscal performance and sustainability: The State Fiscal Transparency, Accountability and Sustainability (SFTAS) Program for Results (“The Program”).
2. The Home Finance Department (HFD) in the Federal Ministry of Finance (FMoF) will house the SFTAS Program Coordination Unit (PCU). The PCU’s key functions are to:
i) Coordinate state capacity building activities delivered by different implementing agencies;
ii) Conduct communications and outreach activities for the Program;
iii) Conduct monitoring and evaluation activities for the overall Program;
iv) Disburse P for R financing to the states on the basis of the verified results from the independent verification agent (IVA);
v) Provide accounting and reporting for the Program;
vi) Act as the interface with the Bank’s supervision and implementation support team; and
vii) Act as the secretariat for the Central Steering Committee. The Program’s technical assistance component will provide financing to FMoF to recruit several consultants to work alongside Ministry staff to carry out the PCU’s key functions.
3. The FMoF has identified the need to engage an experienced Consultant as the Procurement Consultant for the SFTAS Program in the PCU during the Program’s implementation.
4. The principal role of the Procurement Consultant will be to support the PCU to ensure that the implementation of the SFTAS Technical Assistance (TA) component /project is carried out in line with the “Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrower” (Procurement Regulations) dated July 2016 (revised November 2017) under the “New Procurement Framework (NPF), and the “Guidelines on Preventing and Combating Fraud and Corruption in Projects Financed by IBRD Loans and IDA Credits and Grants”, dated October 15, 2006 and revised in January 2011 and as of July 1, 2016, and other provisions stipulated in the SFTAS Financing Agreement. The Procurement Consultant is also expected to help build the capacity of the HFD in implementing procurement processes.
5. The Procurement Consultant is expected to conduct/implement the key operational activities that include, but are not limited to the following:
A. Preparation of PCU work plans and procurement schedules for goods and works under appropriate selection methods and market approaches as stipulated in the SFTAS Project Procurement Strategy for Development (PPSD).
B. Provide technical services for the procurement of goods and works:
• Solicit bidders/vendors through drafting and advertising of IFB
• Prepare bidding documents
• Manage sales and follow up of bidding documents
• Receipt/opening of offers
• In conjunction with the relevant committee, carry out detailed evaluation and confirm responsiveness and arithmetical accuracy of bidders offers
• Compile evaluation report and present same to relevant authorities and the World Bank for “No Objection” approval
• Prepare contract documents for execution between the supplier and the user.
C. Provide technical services for the procurement of services:
• Solicit consultants through drafting, seeking “No Objection” of the World Bank and advertising of the Request for Expression of Interest (EOI)
• Organize pre-proposal conference where necessary
• Preparation of Request for Proposals for “No Objection” of World Bank
• Assist in the evaluation of EOIs and develop shortlist
• Compilation of report and request World Bank “No Objection” on the shortlist
• Evaluation of proposals
• Compile report and obtain “No Objection” clearance from the World Bank
• Assist in building up the consultants database.
D. Provide technical services to support institutional strengthening and implementation supervision:
• Provide hands-on training to the seconded staff and consultants in the PCU on implementation matters covering procurement, disbursements, report writing, etc.
• Conduct post-implementation procurement review
• Participate at meetings aimed at improving project implementation
• Carryout the review of procurement documents (including procurement plans, request for proposals, bid documents, evaluation reports and contracts) and prepare procurement requests to be sent in STEP tracking system to Task Team Leaders
• Participate in project M&E activities
• Perform other duties as required within the framework of this consultancy.
6. The Home Finance Department in the Federal Ministry of Finance hereby invites eligible individuals to indicate their interest in providing to services. Interested individuals should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the services.
Shortlisting criteria are:
• Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Law, Engineering, Public Administration, or other relevant fields;
• Minimum of 5 years of experience in procurement and contract management in the public sector;
• Experience of working as a procurement consultant in World Bank assisted projects or similar multilateral institution environment such as AfDB and others and has attended World Bank training on procurement of goods, works and consultancy services;
• Experience in preparing bidding documents for large works/goods contracts and other responsibilities listed above;
• Highly computer literate with demonstrable proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel;
• Fluency in spoken English required with excellent written English skills, including sound report-writing skills;
• Proven ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines;
• Proven ability to work effectively as part of a team.
7. The individual consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank’s “Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers” (Procurement Regulations) dated July 2016 (revised November 2017) under the “New Procurement Framework (NPF), available at the World Bank website: https://policies.worldbank.org/sites/ppf3/PPFDocuments/Forms/DispPage.aspx?docid=4005&ver=current.
8. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours (from 09hours to 1600 hours) Monday through Friday (Except Public Holidays) from the Program Coordinator, Tel: +234(0)8033462383.
9. Expression of Interest accompanied by candidate’s curriculum vitae must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail) by Tuesday, 17th July, 2018 at 5:00pm prompt.
The National Program Coordinator
Program Coordinating Unit, Home Finance Department
Federal Ministry of Finance
Block B’, Room 330, Third Floor.
Federal Ministry of Finance Building.
Central Business District, Abuja.
Email: [email protected]
SOURCE: DAILY TRUST