EUROPEAN UNION/WORLD BANK GROUP/FGN
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI) FOR THE ENGAGEMENT OF INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT FOR STATE INTEGRATED FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM (SIFMIS) IN YOBE STATE
NAME OF PROJECT: STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNANCE REFORM PROJECT (SLOGOR)
GRANT NO: TFO18335
PROJECT ID: P133045
REFERENCE NO: YBS/SLO/IC/CONS/001/2016
This Request for Expression of Interest (EOI) follows the General Procurement Notice (GPN) for this Project that appeared in the UN Development Business Publication of February 18, 2015 and in three Nigerian Newspapers on the same date: (i) The Guardian, (ii) Thisday and (iii) Daily Trust.
The Federal Government of Nigeria has received a grant from the International Development Association (IDA) acting as administrator of a Trust Fund from the European Union for the implementation of SLOGOR in six selected states in Nigeria. The project development objectives is to improve transparency, accountability and quality in public financial management in the participating states.
Yobe State being one of the beneficiary states and intends to apply paste of the proceeds of the grant for Consultancy Services by Contracting an Individual Consultant (I.C) to support the implementation and improvement of a State Integrated Financial Management Information System (SIFMIS)
The SIFMIS Coordinator is responsible for leading the design of the business processes and technical functions required for an integrated off-the-shelf solution under the SIFMIS project, ensure timely and on budget delivery to the required quality standard (within agreed specifications), whilst ensuring that the SIFMIS project is resourced in an efficient manner and stakeholders are appropriately managed/included to ensure sustainability of SIFMIS post implementation.
The SIFMIS Coordinator will head the SIFMIS Implementation Coordination Team (SICT) and will be responsible for coordinating the turnkey delivery of SIFMIS to the state through an implementation services partner. The SICT will consist of individual consultant along with functional experts drawn from the implementing agencies.
The Individual (from with the Government) or Consultants will consist of the following initial Subject Matter Experts (SME)
a) Finance/Budget Subject Matter Experts
b) Quality Assurance Subject Matter Experts
c) Change Management Subject Matter Experts
d) ICT Subject Matter Experts
e) Training Subject Matter Experts
The Yobe State and Local Governance Reform Project (SLOGOR) now invites eligible Consultants to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested consultants are hereby requested to submit a statement of capability indicating relevant experience on similar assignments in Nigeria or elsewhere. This should include, but not limited to, summary of CVs of key staff, provision of company brochures, description of similar assignments carried out in the last five years, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among key staff etc..
The Consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers (January 2011 as revised in July 2014). Please visit ww.worldbank.org, setting forth the World Bank’s Policy on conflict of interest. In addition, please refer to specific information on conflict of interest related to this assignment as per paragraph 1.9 of Consultant Guidelines.
Interested Consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours 09.00 am to 4.00pm hours Monday – Thursday and 9.00am – 1.00pm on Friday, except on public holidays.
Expression of Interest must be delivered to the address below on or before 22nd July, 2016 by 1.00pm.
NOTE: The former process for the selection of a firm has been cancelled and that this over rides the former process.
The Project Coordinator
Yobe State and Local Governance Reform Project
Old Ministry of Integrated Office,
Along Maiduguri Road, Damaturu,
+2347031872560 or +2348080239770