Hiring Of Fp For Central Region: Wardak (maydan Shahr 36 Cdcs) Logar (khoshi 54 And Pol-i-alam 165 Cdcs) Total Cdcs 255

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Hiring Of Fp For Central Region: Wardak (maydan Shahr 36 Cdcs) Logar (khoshi 54 And Pol-i-alam 165 Cdcs) Total Cdcs 255
Request for Expression of Interest
3 Jan 2019
12 Jan 2019
MRRDWomen Empowerment Rural Development Project
World Bank


(Consulting Services – NGOsSelection)

Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Ministry of RuralRehabilitation & Development (MRR D)

Name of the Program: Women’s EconomicEmpowerment-Rural Development Program (WEE- RDP)

Assignment Title: Hiring the Services of facilitatingpartner to provide implementation support for community mobilization and institutions development

NPA Ref.No.: NPA/MRRD/97/CS-2358/FBS

Type of Contract: Lump Sum

Duration:36 Months

Duty Station: Warda k and LogarProvinces

  1. Background:

The Islamic Republic of Afgh anistan,Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the W EE-RDP,and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services for Facilitating Partner (FP) to Provide Implementation Su pportfor Community Mobilization and Institutions Development for Wardak and Logar Provinces.

(WEE-RDP) will be implemente d in76 districts covering all 34 provinces[1] following two implementation modalities: 1. by utilizing the services of FacilitatingPartners (FPs), and 2. Directly by MRRD personnel at national, provincial, and community level. Specific details of districts to be covered under the project have been provided in the following table. This TOR provides the details of the expectedresponsibilities for the FPs under the project. The list of provinces and districts covered as part of first implementation modalitiies i.e. t responsibirough the support of FPs are given below:



Name of theProvince

Name of Districts

Total Villages/ CDCs

Number of Villages/CDCs to be covered 70%



1. Wardak

Maydan Shahr





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  1. Key Objectives and Scope of the Assignment:

WEE-RDP will promotewomen’s economic empowerment through strong financially sustainable and self-managed community institutions, improved income, su womtainable enterprises, and developing increased access to finance and markets. The specific projectactivities/priorities ar o

  1. To promote self-help groups (SHGs) and their clusters/association from poor orvulnerable households
  2. To promote women owned EGs/PAs showing increase in volume of sales and
  3. Promote incomeand employment enhancing oppo rtunities by building capacities, improving access to financial services, and establishingpartnerships with private sector for impr oving market access.

The specific objective of this assignment is toprovide intensive, high quality implementatio n support to WEE-RDP towards achievement of its project development objective ofincreasing social and economic empowerment of poor rural women in selected communities.

The field based facilitatingpartners (FPs) will be responsible for supporting WEE-RD P in establishment of District Facilitation Team (DFT) structure at thegrass-root level and make it functional in all aspects as animplementing unit of WEE-RDP. This DFT will be supported through theadministrative staff at national, regional, and district levelthat MRRD will be deploying. The FPs will carry out itsresponsibilities under overall guidance of MRRD and WEE-RDP program authori ties and as per instructions and guidelines issued bythem. Each DFT will be assigned to work in a specific district in which at least 70% of all the communities will becovered. The FP will ensure high quality implementation with proper social account ability andtransparency.

For details of the services, the ToR is available at www.npa.gov.af

  1. National Procurement Authority on behalf of Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD), GoIRA,now invites eligible NGOs (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the aforesaid Services. InterestedConsultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform tthe ConServices.

The shortlisting criteria:

  1. The Consultant should be registered legal entityand shohave been in business for the last 5 years in providing Consultancy Services of social aids and rural developmentactivities. (The consultant is required to provide the Copy of the Certificate of Incorporation issued by relevant authority incountry of establishm ent).
  2. The consultant shall demonstrate having sound financial situation by submitting auditedfinancial reports or any ot her credible financial documents in which the consultant annual turnover for any of the last threeyears (2015, 2016 and 201 7) shall be USD 625,000 (Six Hundred and Twenty Five Thousand USDollars).
  3. The consultant shoul d provide proven experience for a minimum of at least one contract with thevalue of US$ 535,000 (Five Hundred and Thirty Fi ve Thousand US Dollar) having executed during any of the lastfive years of similar nature preferably in Afghanistan and/orother conflict/ immediate post conflict zones/ countries. Indicatingthe duration and value, which should showcase the expertise/st rength of the consultant for the undertaking such assignments. TheConsultant while describing the assignment(s) for similar experie nce should furnish the followingdetails:
  • Consultant should explain in what way the executed assignm ent(s) was/were similar innature to the current assignment.
  • The Consultant should explain the exact role played by the C onsultant in theassignment if the assignment was carried out in association with other NGOs as JV or in sub-consultancy for carryin g out theassignment.
  • Copy of the implemented contract with client’s contact details (phone and email)

Note: the Consultant who intends to express interest for more than one assignment, should fulfill theshortlisting criteria of (b) and (c) as an aggregated base and they should submit their EOIs separately for each package.

< shortlitrong>The requirements for Consultants who intends to associate with other NGOs in the form of aJoint Ventuor Consortium or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications are indicated as under:

  1. The lead par tner is required to be identified clearly and the Consultant shall state the compositionand nature of their association (JV/ sub-consultant) in their EOI.
  2. In case of JV, all partnersi.e. the lead and JV member/s shall meet 100%of the shortlisting criteria of (a) (b) and (c) above.
  3. In case ofConsultant who intends to associate with other NGOs inthe form of a sub-consultancy, the lead partner shall meet the shortlistingcriteria of (a), (b) & (c) above.

d. Eligibility requirements in compliance with paragraphs3.21, 3.22, & 3.23 of the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers, Procurement In investmentProjects Financing, Goods, Works, Non-Consulting and ConsultingServices July 2016, revised November 2017.

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph3.16 and 3.17 of the World Bank’sProcurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers, Procurement In investment Projects Financ ing, Goods, Works, Non-Consulting andConsulting Services July 2016, revised November 2017, setting forth the World Bank&rs quo;s policy on conflict ofinterest.In addition, please refer to the following information on conflict of interest related to this assignment as per paragraph3.16 and 3.17 of World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers available at www.worldbank.org/.

  1. Consultant having some regional experience isdesirable.

  1. Consultants may associate with other NGOs in the form of a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qua desirable.

  1. A consultantwill be selected through Fixed Budget Selection (FBS) in accordancewith the procedures set out in the World Bank’s Procureme nt Regulations for IPF Borrowers, Procurement in investmentProjects Financing, Goods, Works, Non-Consulting and Consulting ServicesJuly 2016, revised November2017.

  1. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a writtenform to the address below(in person, by mail, or by e-mail) by 12 January, 2019 by 16:00 Hours. (Kabul Local Time ). For convenience, theEOIs submitted by the consultants should preferably not exceed 40 pages. Further information in respect to t his REOI can beobtained at the address below by email or in person during office hours [08:00-16:00 Hours.

Attention: Aziz Ahmad Obaidi

Procurement Manager (Economy, Agriculture and Rural DevelopmentSector Department)

National Procurement Authority

Administrative Office of the President

Pashtunestanat, Kabul, Afghanistan

Phone Number: +93(0)202147556

Email: aziz.obaidi@aop.gov.af

Copied towais.rahimi@aop.gov.af, n.wahedi@aop.gov.af , Nawid.Naziri@aop.gov.af , and, Fahim.ahmadi@mrrd.gov.af, ali.jjoyan@mrr wais.rahi.gov.af,

Web site: www.npa.gov.af

Annexure1: Format fo ion of Interest

The expression of interest must be submitted as per the followingformat:

{Note: In case documents submitted are in any language other than English, the consultant should submit aself-certified cop y of the translated document in English (along withoriginals).}

SECTION 1: Organization Details (In case the EoI is beingsubmitted as a Joint Venture, the information has to be submitted for the Lead Partne r as well as other members of the JointVenture separately.)


SECTION 2: Documents to be submitted

Part 1: Organisatio nDetail


Name of the Organization

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Details of theOrganizatio p>

  • Address of the RegisteredOffice:
  • Telephone:
  • Facsimile:
  • Website:
III. Information about Organization
  • Yea r of Establishment: (copy the incorporation certificate shall beprovided)
  • Status of the Organization: (Public Ltd./Pr ivate Ltd./LLPetc.)


Name and designation of the personauthorized

  • Name
  • Designation
  • E-mmail
  • Contact Number


Annual T urnover for the last three Financial Years

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Annual Turnover (Million USD)


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Part 2

EOI RespondentNGO needs to mention its core business areas and any other r elevant details / experience in a descriptive format. EOIRespondent NGO needs to mention its Technical and managerial capabili ty for executing the scope ofservices.

Please provide a response with details in not more than 2 pages

Statutory A tor’s certificate (i.e. FY 2015, FY 2016, FY 2017) that provides the informationexplicitly as per the specific requirement ofthe criterion.


Financials statements duly certified bythe Chartered Accountant


Self-certification by the authorized signatory of the EoI mentioningthe Annual Turnover for the last three years supported b y financial statements or Annual Auditor Reports (for FY 2015, FY 2016, FY2017) clearly indicating the annual turnover.

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Please note:

The annual turnoverquoted must be the annual turnover of the EoI Respondent NGO/Lea d Partner/JV and not its parent/child company.


< cellspacing="0">Information to be provided

Documentary Evidenceto be Provided

Page number as part ofAnnexure


The Consultant should be registered legal entity and shoul d have been in business for the last 5years in providing Consultancy Services of social aids and rural development activities. (Theconsultant is required to providethe Copy of the Certificate of Incorporation issued by relevant authority in country of establish ment).Copy Certificate of Incorporation issued by relevant authority in country ofestablishment


b) The consultant shall demonstrate having sound financial situation by submitting audited financial reports or any other crediblefinancial documents in which the consultant annual turnover for any of the last three years 2015, 2016 and 2017 shall be USDD 6 fin5,000 ( Six Hundred and Twenty Five Thousand US Dollars)

Thecontact detail for the auditors shall be provided for verification p urposes.


The consultant should provide proven experience fora minimum of at least one contract with the value of 535,000 (Five Hundred and Thirty Five Thousand US Dollar)having executed during any of the last five years of similar nature indicating the duration and value.


Details of the experience should be submitted as performat in .

Please note:

The credentials cited under this must have been executed by the EoI Respondent or theLead/JV partner and not its parent/child company

SECTION 3: Formatfor fur ng details of Credentials / Past Experiences for projects in undertaking related or similar assignment as at Sl. No. 3 ofSection 2.The information need to be furnished as per the Format below for each credential.

The project citationshould be a maximum of 2 pages per credential/project along with documents as mentioned under Sl. No. 3 of Section 2 (above). Thecitation need to be furnished for each credential.

Relevance of Project to the current scope (i.e. relevant project components indetail)



Location within thecountry

Name ofClient:


Name of the Legal Entity in whose namethe contract is:

Duration of assignment (months)): th/p>

No. of man month of theassig ent:

Start date (Month/year):

Completion date(Month/ye ar):

Approx. value of the overallcontract &nb sp; (inUSD):

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Approx. value of the services providedby your NGO under th e contract (in USD):

Name of associated organizatio ns, if any:

Role of Consortium member:

Narrative description of the Project:

Detailed Scope of services, coverage of the project:

  • Consultant should explain in whhat way the e width:100%">ecuted assignment(s) was/were similar in nature to the current assignment
  • TheConsultant should exact role played by the Consultant in the assignment if the assignment was carried out in association with otherNGOs as J V or in sub-consultancy for carrying out the assignment.
  • Key-person inputs provided bythe Consultant in exec uting the assignment giving particulars such as qualification and experience of Key staff provided for theassignment (CVs of such k ey staff are not required to be attached)

Details ofthe impact of the project for the clie nt:

[1] Overall, thenumber of districts to be covered under WEE- RDP may go up to 83 districts during the course of implementation depending upon theoverall security situations in seven provinces.

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