Hiring Of Fp For North East Region: Province Badakhshan (darayim 80 Cdcs And Fayazbad 116 Cdcs) Total Cdcs 196

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Hiring Of Fp For North East Region: Province Badakhshan (darayim 80 Cdcs And Fayazbad 116 Cdcs) Total Cdcs 196
Request for Expression of Interest
3 Jan 2019
12 Jan 2019
Women Empowerment Rural Development Project
World Bank


(Consulting Services – NGOsSelection)

Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Ministry of RuralRehabilitation &Development (MRRD)

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

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

NPA Ref.No.: NPA/MRRD/97/CS-2356/FB S

Type of Contract: Lump Sum

Duration:36 Months

Duty Statio n: BadakhshanProvince

1. Background:

The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan,Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the WEE-RDP, aan Mi intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services for Facilitating Partner (FP) to Provide Implementation Supportfor ommunity Mobilization and Institutions Development for Badakhshan Province.

The Women’sEconomic Em powerment Rural Development Project (WEE-RDP) will be implemented in 76 districts covering all 34 provinces[1]following two impleme ntation modalities: 1. By utilizing the services of Facilitating Partners (FPs), and 2. Directly byMRRD personnel at national , provincial, and community level. Specific details of districts to be covered under the project havebeen provided in the followingtable. This TOR provides the details of the expected responsibilities for the FPs under theproject. The list of provinces and dist ricts covered as part of first implementation modalities i.e. through the support of FPsare given below:

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2. KeyObjectives and

Scope of the Assignment:

WEE-RDP will promote women’s economic empowerment through s Objectivesrong financially sustainable and self-managed community institutions, improved income, sustainableenterprises, and develo ased access to finance and markets. The specific project activities/priorities areto

a) &nbs p; To promote self-help groups (SHGs) and their clusters/association from poor orvulnerable households

b) &nbs p; To promote women owned EGs/PAs showing increase in volume of salesand

c) Pro mote income and employment enhancing opportunities by building capacities,improving access to financial services, and establishing partnerships with private sector for improving marketaccess.

The specific objective of this assignment is to provide inte nsive, high quality implementation support toWEE-RDP towards achievement of its project development objective of increasing social and economic empowerment of poor rural womenin selected communities.

The field based facilitating partners (FPs) will be responsible for supporting WEE-RDP inestablishment of District Facilitation Team (DFT) structure at the grass-root level and make i t functional in all aspects as animplementing unit of WEE-RDP. This DFT will be supported through the administrative staff at natio nal, regional, and districtlevel that MRRD will be deploying. The FPs will carry out its responsibilities under overall guidance ofMRRD and WEE-RDP programauthorities and as per instructions and guidelines issued by them. Each DFT will be assigned to workin a specific districtin which at least 70% of all the communities will be covered. The FP will ensure high quality implemen tation with propersocial accountability and transparency.

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

3. National Procurement Authorityon behalf of Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD), GoIRA, now invites eligible NGOs (“Consultants”) tto onindicate their interest in providing the aforesaid Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstratingthat ey have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform theServices.

The short listingcriteria are:

a) TheConsultant should be registered legal entity and should have been i n business for the last 5 years in providing ConsultancyServices of social aids and rural development activities. (The consultant i s required to provide the Copy of the Certificate ofIncorporation issued by relevant authority in country of establishment).

b) The consultant shall demonstrate havingsound financial situation by submitting audited financial reports or any other credible financial documents in which the consultantnnual turnover for any of the last three years (2015, 2016 and 2017) shall be USD 480,000 (Four hundredeighty thousand US Dollars).

c) &nbbsp eig The consultant should provide proven experience for a minimum of at least one contract with the value of US$410,000 (fo hundred ten thousand USD Dollar) having executed during any of the last five years of similar naturepreferably in Afghanis tan and/or other conflict/ immediate post conflict zones/ countries. Indicating the duration and value,which should showcase the ex pertise/strength of the consultant for the undertaking such assignments. The Consultant whiledescribing the assignment(s) for simil ar experience should furnish the followingdetails:

§ Consultant should explain in whatway the executed assignment(s) was/weresimilar in nature to the current assignment.

§ The C onsultant should explain the exact roleplayed by the Consultant in the assignment if the assignment was carried out in association with other NGOs as JV or insub-consultancy for carrying out the assignment.

§ Copy of the im plemented contract withclient’s contact details (phone and email)

Note: the Consultant who intendsto express interestfor more than one assignment, should fulfill the shortlisting criteria of (b) and (c) as an aggregated base&nbs p;and they shouldsubmit their EOIs separately for each package.

The requirements for Consultants who intends to a ssociate withother NGOs in the form of a Joint Venture (JV) or Consortium or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qu alificationsare indicated as under:

i. The lead partner is required to be identified clearly and the Consultant shall state the composition andnature of their association (JV/ sub-consultant) in their EOI.

ii. &nnbs nat; In case of JV, all partners i.e. the lead and JV member/s shall meet 100%of th hortlisting criteria of (a) (b) and (c)above.

iii.   ; In case of Consultant whointends to associate with other NGOs in the form of a sub-consultancy, the lead partner shall meetthe shortlisting criteria of(a), (b) & (c) above.

d. Eligibility requirements in compliance with pa ragraphs 3.21, 3.22, &3.23 of the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers, Procurement In investmen t Projects Financing,Goods, Works, Non-Consulting and Consulting Services July 2016, revised November 2017.

The attention ofinterested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 3.16 and 3.17 of the World Bank’s Procurement Regulat ions for IPFBorrowers, Procurement In investment Projects Financing, Goods, Works, Non-Consulting and Consulting Services July 2016 , revisedNovember 2017, setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. In addition, please ref er tothe following information on conflict of interest related to this assignment as per paragraph 3.16 and 3.17 of World Bank&rsqu o;sProcurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers available at www.worldbank.org/.

e. Consultant having some regional experience isdesirable.

4. Consultants may associate with other NGOs inn the form of a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance t desirable.

4. &nbeirqualifications. If consultants intend to associate with other NGO ate the composition and nature of the association (JV/sub-consultant) in their EOI.

5. &nbs p; A consultant will beselected through Fixed Budget Selection (FBS) in accordance with the procedures s et out in the World Bank’s ProcurementRegulations for IPF Borrowers, Procurement in investment Projects Financing, Goods, Wor ks, Non-Consulting and Consulting ServicesJuly 2016, revised November 2017.

6. Expressions of interest must be delivered in awritten form to the address below (in person, by mail, or by e-mail) by 12 January 2019 by 16:00 HHou wris. (Kabul Local Time). For convenience, the EOIs submitted by the consultants should preferably not exceed 40 pages. Furtherinfo tion in respect to this REOI can be obtained at the address below by email or in person during office hours [08:00-16:00Hours].

Attention: Aziz Ahmad Obaidi

Procurement Manager (Economy,Agriculture and Rural Development Sector Department)

National Procurement Authority

Administrative Office ofthe President

P ashtunestan Wat, Kabul, Afghanistan

Phone Number: +93(0)202147556


Copiedto wais.rahimi@aop.gov.af, n.wahedi@aop.gov.af, hussain.ali@aop.gov.af, and, Fahim.ahmadi@mrrd.gov.a f, ali.joyan@mrrd.gov.af,

&nbs p; Web site:www.npa.gov.af

Annexure 1: Format for Expression of Interest

The expression of interest must be submitted as per the following format:

{Note:In case documents submitted are in any language other than English, the consultant should submit a self-certified copy of the transll Ited document in English (along with originals).}

SECTION 1: OrganizationDe ails (In case the EoI is being submitted as a Joint Venture, the information has to be submitted for the Lead Partner as well asoth er members of the Joint Venture separately.)



Name of the Province

Name of Districts

Total Villages/CDCs

Number of Villages/CDCs to be covered 70%















Part 1: OrganisationDetail

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Name of the Organization


Details of the Organization

  • Address ofsimile:
  • Website:


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  • III. &rmation about Organization
    • Status of theOrganization: (Public Ltd./Private Ltd./LLP e tc.)
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    Name and designation of the person authorized

    • Name
    • Designation
    • E-mail
    • Cont actNumber


    Annual Turnover for thelast three Financial Years

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    Part 2

    EOI RespondentNGO needs to mention its core business areas and any other relevant details / experience in a descriptive format. EOIRespondent NGO needs to mention its Technical and managerial capability for executingthe scope ofservices.

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

    SECTION 2: Documents to be submitted


    The Consultant should be registered legal entity and should have been in business for the last 5 yearsin providing Consultancy Services of social aids and rural development activities. (The consultant is required to provide the Copyof the Certificate of Incorporation issued by relevant authority in country of establishment).

    Details of the experience should be submitted as per form at in Section3.

    Please note:

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

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    Documentary Evidence to beProvided

    Page number as part ofAnnexure


    Copy Certificate of Incorporation issued by relevant authority in country of establishment


    The consultant shall demonstrate having sound finanncial situation by submitting audi style="width:5.74%">


    ed financial reports or any other credible financial documentsin which the consultant annual turn hree years (2015, 2016 and 2017) shall be USD 480,000 (Four hundred eighty thousand USDollars).

    Statutory Auditor’s certificate (i.e. FY 2015, FY2016, FY 2017) that provides the information explic itly as per the specific requirement of thecriterion.


    Financials statements duly certified by the Char teredAccountant


    Self-certification by the authorized signatory of the EoI mentioning the Annual Turnov erfor the last three years supported by financial statements or Annual Auditor Reports (for FY 2015, FY 2016, FY 2017) clearly indicating the annual turnover.

    Please note:

    The annual turnover quoted must be theannual turnover of the EoI Respondent NGO/Lead Partner/JV and not its parent/child company.

    The contact detail for the audit annualrs shall be provided for verification purposes.


    The consultant should provide provenexperience for a minimum of one contract with the value of US$ 410,000 (four hun dred ten thousand USD Dollar))having executed during any of the last five years of similar nature indicating the duration and value,

    SECTION3: Format for furnishing details of Credentials / Past Experiences for projects in undertaking related or similarassignment as atSl. No. 3 of Section 2. The information need to be furnished as per the Format below for each credential.

    The proje ct citation should be a maximum of 2 pages per credential/project along with documents as mentioned underSl. No. 3 of Section 2 (ab ove). The citation need to be furnished for each credential.

    Assignment name:


    Location within the country

    Name of Client:


    Name of the LegalEntity in whose name the contract is:

    Durationof assignment (months):

    No. ofman month of the assignment:

    Start date(Month/year):

    Completion date (Month/year):

    Approx. value of the (Month/year):

    Cverallcontract   nUSD):

    Approx. value of the services provided by your NGO under the contract (in USD):

    Nameof associated organizations, if any:

    Role of Consortium member:


    Narrative description of theProject:

    Detailed Scope of services, coverage of theproject:

    • Consultant should ex plain in what way the executed assignment(s) was/were similar in natureto the current assignment
    • The Consul tant should explain the exact role played by the Consultant in theassignment if the assignment was carried out in association with other NGOs as JV or in sub-consultancy for carrying outthe assignment.
    • Key-person inputs provided b y the Consultant in executing the assignment giving particularssuch as qualification and experience of Key staff provided for the a ssignment (CVs of such key staff are not required to beattached)

    Relevance ofProject to the current scope (i.e. relevant project components in detail)

    Details of the impact ofthe project for the client:

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

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