Hiring Of Fp For South West Region: Helmand Province (nawa-e-barakzai 153 Cdcs) And Lashkargah 113 Cdcs) Total Cdcs 266

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Hiring Of Fp For South West Region: Helmand Province (nawa-e-barakzai 153 Cdcs) And Lashkargah 113 Cdcs) Total Cdcs 266
Request for Expression of Interest
3 Jan 2019
12 Jan 2019
MRRD-Women 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-2364/FBS

Type of Contract: Lump Sum

Duration:36 Months

Duty Station: Helma ndProvince

1. Background:

The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Ministry of RuralRehabilitation and Development (MRRD) has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the WEE-RDP, and intends to applly p Rehart of the proceeds for consulting services for Facilitating Partner (FP) to Provide Implementation Support for CommunityMobiliz n and Institutions Development for Helmand Province.

(WEE-RDP) will be implemented in 76districts coveri ng all 34 provinces[1] following two implementation modalities: 1. By utilizing the services of FacilitatingPartners (FPs), and 2.& nbsp; Directly by MRRD personnel at national, provincial, and community level. Specific details ofdistricts to be covered under theproject have been provided in the following table. This TOR provides the details of the expectedresponsibilities for the FPs underthe project. The list of provinces and districts covered as part of first implementationmodalities i.e. through the support of FPsare given below:

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Name of theProvince

Name of Districts

Total Villages/CDCs



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2. Key Objectives and Scope of theAssignment:

WEE-RDP will promote women’s economic empowerment through strong financially ssustainable and self-managed community instit Assignment:

tions, improved income, sustainableenterprises, and developing increased access to fin activities/priorities are to

a) Topromote self-help groups (SHGs) and their clusters/associ ation from poor or vulnerablehouseholds

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 services, and establishing partnerships with private sector for improving market access.

The specific objective of this assignment is to provide intensive, high quality implementation support to WEE-RDP towardsachievement of its project development objective of increasing social and economic empowerment of poor rural women in selected commuu aities.

The field based facilitating partners (FPs) will be responsible for supporting WEE-RDP in establishment ofDistricFacilitation Team (DFT) structure at the grass-root level and make it functional in all aspects as an implementing unit ofWEE-RDP.This DFT will be supported through the administrative staff at national, regional, and district level that MRRD will bedeploying. The FPs will carry out its responsibilities under overall guidance of MRRD and WEE-RDP program authorities and as perinstructions a nd guidelines issued by them. Each DFT will be assigned to work in a specific district in which at least 70%of all the commun ities will be covered. The FP will ensure high quality implementation with proper social accountability andtransparency.

3. For details of the services, the ToR is available atwww.npa.gov.af

National Procurement Authority on behalf of Ministry of Rural Rehabilitationand Development (MRRD), G oIRA, now invites eligible NGOs (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing theaforesaid Services. Interest ed Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications andrelevant experience to perfor m the Services.

The short listing criteria are:

a) &nb sp; The Consultantshould be registered legal entity and should have been in b usiness for the last 5 years in providing Consultancy Services ofsocial aids and rural development activities. (The consultant is r equired to provide the Copy of the Certificate of Incorporationissued 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 consultant ann sounal turnover for any of the last three years (2015, 2016 and 2017) shall be USD 650,000 (SixHundred and ty Thousand US Dollars).

c) The consultant shouldprovide proven experience for a minimum of at least one contract with the value of US$ 560,000 (Five H undred SixtyThousand US Dollars) having executed during any of the last five years of similar nature preferably in Afghani stan and/orother conflict/ immediate post conflict zones/ countries. Indicating the duration and value, which should showcase the expertise/strength of the consultant for the undertaking such assignments. The Consultant while describing the assignment(s) forsimilar experience should furnish the following details:

§ Consultant should expplai simi in what way the executed assignment(s) was/were similar in nature to the currentassignment.

§ p; The Consultant should explain the exact role played by the Consultant inthe assignment if the assignment was carried out in asso ciation with other NGOs as JV or in sub-consultancy for carrying out theassignment.

Note: the Consultantwho intends to express interest for more than one assignment, shouldfulfill the shortlisting criteria of (b) and (c) as an aggrega ted 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 enha nce their qualifications are indicated as under:

i. & nbsp; The leadpartner is required to be identified clearly and the Consultant shall state the composi tion and nature of their association(JV/ sub-consultant) in their EOI.

ii. In case of JV, all partners i.e. the lead and JV member/s shall meet100% of the shortlisting criteria of (a) (b) and (c) above.

iii. &nbss 1; In case of Consultant who intends to associate with other NGOs in the form of a sub-consultancy, the leadpartn r shall meet the shortlisting criteria of (a), (b) & (c) above.

d. Eligibility requirements incompli ance with paragraphs 3.21, 3.22, & 3.23 of the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers,Procurement In investment Projects Financing, Goods, Works, Non-Consulting and Consulting Services July 2016, revised November2017.

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 3.16 and 3.17 of the WorldBank’s Procure ment Regulations for IPF Borrowers, Procurement In investment Projects Financing, Goods, Works, Non-Consultingand Consulting Servic es July 2016, revised November 2017, setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict ofinterest. In addition , please refer to the following information on conflict of interest related to this assignment as perparagraph 3.16 and 3.17 of Wor ld Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers available atwww.worldbank.org/.

4. Consultants mayassociate with other NGOs in the form of a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications. If consultants intendd to assoassociate with other NGOs, they are advised to clearly identify the lead partner and state the composition and nature ofthe ass tion (JV/ sub-consultant) in their EOI.

5. Aconsultant wi ll be selected through Fixed Budget Selection (FBS) in accordance with the procedures set out in the WorldBank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers, Procurement in investment Projects Financing, Goods, Works, Non-Consultingand Consulting Services Ju ly 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 12 January, 2019 by 16:00 Hours. (Kabul Local Time). For conveniencce by the EOIs submitted by the consultants should preferably not exceed 40 pages. Further information in respect to this REOI canbe o ained at the address below by email or in person during office hours [08:00-16:00Hours].

Attenti on: Aziz Ahmad Obaidi

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

< p>National Procurement Authority

Administrative Office ofthe President

Pashtunestan Wat, Kabul, Afghanistan

Phone Number: +93(0)202147556


Copied to wais.rahimi@aop.gov.af, n.wahedi@ao p.gov.af, ahmad.noor@aop.gov.af, and, Fahim.ahmadi@mrrd.gov.af, ali.joyan@mrrd.gov.af,

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 casedocuments submitted are in any language other than English, the consultant should submit a self-certified copy of the translated doccum docnt in English (along with originals).}

SECTION 1: OrganizationDetails (I ase the EoI is being submitted as a Joint Venture, the information has to be submitted for the Lead Partner as well asother membersof the Joint Venture separately.)


  • Status of theOrganization: (Public Ltd./Private Ltd./LLP etc.)
    • Name
    • Designation
    • E-mail

    Financial Year

    Annual Turnover (Million USD)


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    Name of the Organization


    Details of the Organization

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    Contact Number


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    Part 2

    EOI Respondent NGOs needs to mention its core business areas and any other relevant details / experiencein a descriptive format. EOI Respondent NGOs needs to mention its Technical and managerial capability for executing the scope of serr iices.

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

    SECTION2: Documents to be submitted



    The consultant shall demonstrate having sound financial situation by submitting audited financialreports or any other credible financial documents in which the consultant annual turnover for any of the last three years (2015, 20116 an repor 2017) shall be

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


    Financials statements duly certified bythe Chartered Accountant


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

    Please note:

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

    Thecontact detail for the auditors shall be prov ided for verification purposes.

    Information to beprovided<

    Documentary Evidence to be Provided

    Page number as part of Annexure

    The Consultant should be registered legal entityand should have been in business for the l ast 5 years in providing Consultancy Services of social aids and rural developmentactivities. (The consultant is required to provid e the Copy of the Certificate of Incorporation issued by relevant authority incountry of establishment).

    Copy Certificate of Incorporation issued by relevantauthority in country of establishment


    US$ 650,000 (Six Hundred and Fifty Thousand US Dollars).


    The consu ltant should provide provenexperience for a minimum of at least one contract with the value of US$ 560,000 (Five Hundred an d Sixty Thousand USDollars) having executed during any of the last five years of similar nature indicating the duration an dvalue.

    Details of the experience should be submitted as per formatin Section 3.

    Please note:

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

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

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

    Assignment name:


    Location within the country

    Name of Client:


    Name of the Legal Entity in whose name the contract is:

    Durationof assignment (months):

    No. of m ofn month of the assignment:

    Start date(Month/year):

    C pletion date (Month/year):

    Approx. value of the ove rallcontract (inUSD):

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

    Name ofassociated organizations, if any:

    Role of Consortiummember:

    Narrative description of the Projject:


    Detailed Scope of services, coverage of the project:

    • Consultant shoould exp colspan=ain in what way the executed assignment(s) was/were similar in nature to the current assignment
    • The nt should explain the exact role played by the Consultant in the assignment if the assignment wascarried out in association with ot her NGOs as JV or in sub-consultancy for carrying out theassignment.
    • Key-person inputs provided by the Consultant in executing the assignment giving particulars suchas qualification and experience of Key staff provided for the ass ignment (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, the number of districts t th be covered under WEE-RDP may go up to 83 districts during the course of implementation depending upon the overall securitysituat ns in seven provinces.

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