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အလုပ္ေၾကျငာစာ(REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST-Township Level Technical Assistance)

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development

(Department of Rural Development)

National Community Driven Development Project (IDA Grant H814-MM)

Assignment Title: Township Level Technical Assistance

 

Ref No. Township Clusters (TC) by Region/State No of townships per cluster, beginning in October 2015 Potential expansion into additional townships in subsequent years up to a total of
C4.14 Mon and Tanintharyi 3 TS 10 TS
C4.17 Kayin State 1 TS 2 TS

The Republic of the Union of Myanmar has received financing from the World Bank to implement the National Community Driven Development Project (NCDD) under the Department of Rural Development (DRD) of the Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development. The Government intends to apply part of the Grant proceeds to hire consulting services for new townships to be covered starting in year 3 of project implementation, e.g. around September 2015.

The consulting services (the “Services”) include:

  • Assisting township DRD offices in planning, implementing and monitoring project activities in the respective 
townships in line with the procedures contained in the Project Operations Manual and directions received from the 
DRD union office.
  • Assisting villages and village tracts in (i) the preparation and annual revision of development plans; (ii) sub-project 
technical design, cost estimation, review and approval; (iii) sub-project implementation, including adherence to environmental and social safeguards outlined in the Operations Manual, procurement of labor and materials and supervision during implementation; and (iv) organization of annual social audits.
  • Assisting village tract project support committees to manage project funds in a transparent and accountable manner.
  • Where applicable, providing technical support as needed to existing project townships within the State/Region.
  • The consulting services will be procured in one contract per each cluster for a project duration of 48 months with an annual review following the end of the first 24 month period.. Technical assistance will begin in townships (as per the table above) starting in October 2015, and depending on performance and project needs may be increased into additional townships in 2016. . In years one and two, the team will be comprised of five key experts: (i) team leader/training specialist, (ii) finance officer, (iii) procurement officer, (iv) monitoring and evaluation officer, (v) communication/social accountability/gender officer. Given the assignment’s focus on capacity building, the team will be reduced over time as follows: from 5 to 4 positions in year 3 (merging the finance and procurement functions), and from 4 to 2 positions in year 4 (with specific functions depending upon project needs).

Furthermore, there may be a national senior program advisor (for an input of 24 months) as well as short-term inputs by an international CDD expert (6 months per township over the life of the contract) to support the township teams. In addition, the Consultant will also locally recruit community facilitators (1 CF per 2 village tracts or 8 villages) and technical facilitators (1 TF per 3 village tracts or 15 villages) to be based in each township.

DRD now invites eligible consulting firms or NGOs (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing these Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services in one or more of the townships in the aforementioned locations. Consultants may associate with other NGOs/firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications.

Expressions of Interest must be submitted in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by e-mail) by 16 July 2015 and clearly indicate the cluster in which the consultant is interested. Consultants may indicate more than one cluster in their Expressions of Interest.

Consultants will be selected in accordance with the QBS method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Contracts will be structured primarily as lump sum payments against agreed outputs. The short-listing criteria are:

  • Past experience with community based development activities in similar conditions as in Myanmar, with prior experience in Myanmar desirable;
  • Size of relevant assignment contracts over the past five years.

Further information and detailed terms of reference may be obtained from the NCDD Project webpage: http://www.cdd.drdmyanmar.org or the address below during office hours from 09h00 to 16h00, Monday through Friday, except public holidays.

Attn:

U Kyaw Soe (Deputy Director General)

NCDD Project Secretariat Office, Department of Rural Development

Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development

Office No. 14, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar

Tel. & Fax: 067- 409071

Email address: drdmyanmar@gmail.com

Download Final REOI for C14 & C17 with deadline July 16 here

Download ToR for C4-14 Mon-Tanintharyi here

Download ToR for C4-17 Kayin here

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