Name of the Province
Name of Districts
Number of Villages/CDCs to be covered 70%
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2. Key Objectives and Scope of the Assignment:
WEE-RDP will promote women’s economic empowerment through strong financially sustainable and self-managed community institutions, improved income,sustainable en , and developing increased access to finance and markets. The specific project activities/priorities areto
a) To promote self-help groups (SHGs) and their clusters/association from poor orvulnerable households< /p>
b) To promote women owned EGs/PAs showing increase in volume of salesand
c) Promote income and employment enhancing opportunities by building capacities,improving access to financial servi ces, and establishing partnerships with private sector for improving marketaccess.
The specific objective of this assignm ent is to provide intensive, high quality implementation support toWEE-RDP towards achievement of its project development objectiveof increasing social and economic empowerment of poor rural womenin selected communities.
The field based facilitating p artners (FPs) will be responsible for supporting WEE-RDP inestablishment of District Facilitation Team (DFT) structure at the grass -root level and make it functional in all aspects as animplementing unit of WEE-RDP. This DFT will be supported through the adminis trative staff at national, regional, and districtlevel that MRRD will be deploying. The FPs will carry out its responsibilities und er overall guidance of MRRD and WEE-RDP programauthorities and as per instructions and guidelines issued by them. Each DFT wi ll be assigned to work in a specific districtin which at least 70% of all the communities will be covered. The FP will ensurehigh quality implementation with propersocial accountability and transparency.
For details of the services, the ToR is available atwww.npa.gov.af
3. National Pr ocurementAuthority 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. Interested Consultants should provideinformation demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services.
The short listing criteria are:
a) &nb bsp; The Consultant should beregistered legal entity and should have been in business for the last 5 years in providingConsultancy Services of social aids andrural development activities. (The consultant is required to provide the Copy of the Certif icate of Incorporation issued byrelevant authority in country of establishment).
b) The consultant shall demonstrate having sound financial situation by submittingaudited financial reports or any other credible financial documents in which the consultant annual turnover for any of the last threee ye auditrs (2015, 2016 and 2017) shall be
c) The consultantshould provide prov en experience for a minimum of at least one contract with the value of US$ 500,000 (Five HundredThousand US Dollars) having executed during any of the last five years of similar nature preferably in Afghanistan and/orother conflict/ immediate po st conflict zones/ countries indicating the duration and value, which should showcase theexpertise/strength of the consultant for t he undertaking such assignments. The Consultant while describing the assignment(s) forsimilar experience should furnish the followi ng details:
§ Consultant should explainin what way the executed assignment(s) was/weresimilar in nature to the currentassignment.
§ The Consultant 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-consulta ncy for carrying out theassignment.
Note: the Consultant who intends to express interest for more than o ne assignment, shouldfulfill the shortlisting criteria of (b) and (c) as an aggregated base and they should submit their EOIs separately for eachpackage.
The requirements for Consultants who intends to associate with other NGOs in the formof a Joint Venture (JV) or Consortium or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications are indicated as under:
i. The lead partner is required to be identified clearly and the Consultant shall state the composition and nature of their association(JV/ sub-consultant) in their EOI.
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iii. In case ofConsultant who in tends to associate with other NGOs in the form of a sub-consultancy, the lead partner shall meet the shortlistingcriteria of (a), ( b) & (c) above.
d. Eligibility requirements in compliance with paragraphs 3.21,3.22, & 3.23 of t he World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers, Procurement In investment ProjectsFinancing, Goods, Works, Non-Consulting and Consulting Services July 2016, revised November 2017.
Theattention of interested Cons ultants is drawn to paragraph 3.16 and 3.17 of the World Bank’s Procurement Regulationsfor IPF Borrowers, Procurement In investment Projects Financing, Goods, Works, Non-Consulting and Consulting Services July 2016,revised November 2017, se tting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. In addition, pleaserefer to the following information on c onflict of interest related to this assignment as per paragraph 3.16 and 3.17 of WorldBank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers available atwww.worldbank.org/.
4. Consultants may associate with other NGOs in the form of a jointventure or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications. If consultants intend to associate with other NGOs, they are advised tto venlearly identify the lead partner and state the composition and nature of the association (JV/ sub-consultant) in theirEOI.
5. A consultant will be selected through Fixed BudgetSelection (F BS) in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers,Procurement in in vestment Projects Financing, Goods, Works, Non-Consulting and Consulting Services July 2016, revised November2017.
6. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, by mail, or by e-mail) by Expressionsng> 2019 by 16:00 Hours. (Kabul Local Time). For convenience, the EOIssubmitted by the consult ly not exceed 40 pages. Further information in respect to this REOI can be obtained at the address belowby email or in person durin g office hours [08:00-16:00 Hours].
Attention: Aziz AhmadObaidi
Procurement M anager (Economy, Agriculture and Rural Development Sector Department)
Administrat ive Office of the President
Pashtunestan Wat, Kabul,Afghanistan
Phone Number: +93(0)202147556
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Web site: www.npa.gov.af
Annexure 1: Format for Expression ofInterest
The expression of interest must be submitted as per the following format:
InNote: In case documents submitted are in any language other than English, the consultant should submit a self-certified copyof th translated document in English (along with originals).}
SECTION 1:Organizat ion Details (In case the EoI is being submitted as a Joint Venture, the information has to be submitted for the LeadPartner as wellas other members of the Joint Venture separately.)
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III.Information about Organization
Status ofthe Organization: (Public Ltd./Private Ltd ./LLP etc.)
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Name and designation of the person authorized
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Annual Turnoverfor the last three Financial Years
Financ al Year
Annual Turnover(Million USD)
EOI RespondentNGO needs to mention its core business areas and any other relevant d etails / experience in a descriptive format. EOIRespondent NGO needs to mention its Technical and managerial capability for ex ecuting the scope ofservices.
Please provide a response with details in not more than 2 pages
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SECTION 2: Documents to be submitted
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Documentary Evidence to beProvided
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audited financial reports or any other credible financial documents inwhich the consultant annual turn ee years (2015, 2016 and 2017) shall be US 575,000 (Five Hundred and Seventy-fiveThousand USD Dollars ).
Statutory Auditor’s certificate (i.e. FY2015, FY 2016, FY 2017) that providesthe information explicitly as per the specific requirement of thecriterion.
Financials statements dul y certified by the CharteredAccountant
Self-certification by the authorized signatory of the EoI menti oning the Annual Turnoverfor the last three years supported by financial statements or Annual Auditor Reports (for FY 2015, FY 2016 , FY 2017) clearlyindicating the annual turnover.
The annual turnover qu oted must be theannual turnover of the EoI Respondent NGO/Lead Partner/JV and not its parent/child company
The contactdetail for theauditors shall be provided for verification purposes.
The consultant should provide proven experience for a minimum of at least one contract witth the value style="heightf US$ 500,000 (Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars) having executed during any of the lastfive years of e indicating the duration and value,
Details of the experience should be submitted as per format in Section3.
The credentialscited under this must have been executed by the EoI Respondent or the Lead/JV partner and not its parent/child company
Eligibility requirements in compliance with paragraphs3.21, 3.22, & 3.23 of the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers, Procurement In investment ProjectsFinancing, Goods,Works, Non-Consulting and Consulting Services July 2016, revised November 2017.
The attention ofinterested Consultant s is drawn to paragraph 3.16 and 3.17 of the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers,Procurement In investmentProjects Financing, Goods, Works, Non-Consulting and Consulting Services July 2016, revised November2017, setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. In addition, please refer to the followinginformation on conflict of interest re lated to this assignment as per paragraph 3.16 and 3.17 of World Bank’s ProcurementRegulations for IPF Borrowers available atwww.worldbank.org/.
Thedetails of the Consultant’s regional experience if any.
Li detat the Contracts executed with details such as contracts number, the client detail, period of the contract, value of thecontract ief about the assignment etc.
SECTION3: Format for furnishing details of Credentials / PastExperiences for projects in undertaking related or similarassignment as at Sl. No. 3 of Section 2. The information need to be furn ished as per the Format below for each credential.
The project citation should be a maximum of 2 pages per credentia l/project along with documents as mentioned underSl. No. 3 of Section 2 (above). The citation need to be furnished for each credent ial.
Location within the country
Name of Client:
Name of the Legal Entity inwhose name the contract p;
Duration of assignment(months):
No. of man month ofthe assignment:
Start date (Month/year):
Approx. value of the overallcontract   ; (inUSD):
Approx. value of the services providedby your NGO under the contract (in USD):
Name of associated organizations, if any:
Role of Consortium member:
Narrative description of the Project:
Detailed Scope of services, coverage of theproject:
Consultant should explain in what way the executed assignment(s) was/were similar in nature to the current assignme project:
- The Consultant should explain the exact role played by theConsultant in the assignme was carried out in association with other NGOs as JV or in sub-consultancy for carrying out theassignment.
- Key-person inputs provided by the Consultant in executing the assignment giving particularssuch as qualification and experi ence of Key staff provided for the assignment (CVs of such key staff are not required to beattached)
Relevance ofProject to the current scope (i.e. relevan t project components indetail)
Details ofthe impact of the project for the client: