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REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (FIRMS SELECTION)

Country

Ghana

Name of Project

First Africa Higher Education

Centres of Excellence for Development Impact Project (ACE Impact Project – P164546)

Loan No./Credit No./ Grant No

IDA-V2380

 

 

Assignment Title:

Trainings/Workshops for

1.     Monitoring & Evaluation and Safeguards

2.      Endowments & Independent Fund Raising

Reference No.

GR/GTEC/CS/002/21

 

The Government of Ghana has received credit from the International Development Association (IDA) towards the cost of implementing the First Africa Higher Education of Excellence for Development Impact Project (ACE Impact Project). The National Council for Tertiary Education, now, Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC), is the National Facilitation Unit (NFU). The NFU facilitates the implementation of the project at the various centers of excellence in the various universities across the country.

 

The Ghana Tertiary Education Commission, as one of the implementing institutions intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.

 

The consulting services (“the Services”) include the provision of local Project Management related Trainings/Workshops in the following knowledge areas:

 

Ø  Monitoring & Evaluation

Ø  Safeguards

Ø  Endowments & Independent Fund Raising

The successful firm will be expected to develop the needed course content and provide delivery of it to the needed and identified participants. This is to help them to support the project and equally build their capacity in the handling of their individual responsibilities. The actual delivery of the training/workshop is expected to take six (6) days in total with two (2) days for each of the segments namely Monitoring & Evaluation (2 days); Safeguards (2 days); Endowments & Independent Fund Raising (2 days) It is expected to take place in mid-September,2022. The expected participant numbers are up to Fifty (50) persons. It will be organized in a Conference Hotel with required Conference Facilities and in suitably large conference room to comply with needed Covid protocols. All other Covid requirements will be strictly enforced.

 

The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment are attached to this request for expressions of interest and can also be obtained through the address and email below.

 

The Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria are:

  • Must be a local firm (not an individual)
  • Must have minimum of eight (8) years’ experience in providing training services to corporate clients.
  • Must have track record and specialty in providing project management related trainings / workshops for donor funded projects especially those of the IDA
  • Must be familiar with the client’s project and the sector
  • Must have delivered similar engagements for similar clients / projects with at least fifteen (15) similar assignments executed in the last three (3) years.
  • Should have the necessary resources for developing and conducting the training / workshop

Key Experts will not be evaluated at the shortlisting stage

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to Section III, paragraphs, 3.14, 3.16, and 3.17 of the World Bank’s “Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers” July 2016 revised November,2017 and August 2018, setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. 

 

Consultants may associate with other firms to enhance their qualifications, but should indicate clearly whether the association is in the form of a joint venture and/or a sub-consultancy. In the case of a joint venture, all the partners in the joint venture shall be jointly and severally liable for the entire contract, if selected.

 

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the SELECTION BASED ON CONSULTANTS’ QUALIFICATIONS (CQS) method set out in the Procurement Regulations.

 

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours from 8: 30am to 4: 30 pm local time or through afmawwal@gtec.gov.gh

 

Expressions of interest which must bear the title Training / Workshop for either “Monitoring &Evaluation and Safeguards, Endowments & Independent Fund Raising,” must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by e-mail) by 5:00 pm GMT on Monday, September 6 2021.

 

Ghana Tertiary Education Commission(TEC)

Adjacent the Chartered Institute of Bankers, Trinity- UPSA Road, East –Legon

P.O. Box MB 28

Accra- Ghana

Attn: Mr. Awwal/Head of Procurement

Tel: +233(0) 20 81 54 828

E-mail: afmawwal@gtec.gov.gh