REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
(CONSULTING SERVICES –
INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT’S SELECTION)
ELECTRICITY RESTORATION AND MODERNIZATION PROJECT
Grant No.: GRANT NUMBER D309-GM
Assignment Title: International Procurement and Contract Management Consultant
Reference No. GM-NAWEC-180787-CSINDV
The Government of The Gambia has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of The Gambia Electricity Restoration and Modernization Project (GERMP) and intends to apply part of the proceeds of these projects for consultant services: International Procurement and Contract Management Consultant.
National Water and Electricity Company (NAWEC) is Implementing Agency for GERMP. The main Project Development Objective is to increase the availability and reliability of electricity supply in the Gambia, and improving the performance of NAWEC. The project is designed to Improve available generation, significantly enhance transmission and distribution network, and reduces losses, together with managerial improvements in NAWEC. In June 2020, the World Bank Board approved additional financing for GERMP Project to include activities aimed at improving the water business of NAWEC.
NAWEC has set up a Project Management Unit (PMU) to manage the implementation of the projects financed by the World Bank, including procurement of goods (equipment and materials), works, and selection of consultants for technical assistance. An experienced International Procurement and Contract Management Consultant will be required to provide hands-on support to the PMU in conducting these procurement activities in accordance with the World Bank Guidelines and Project legal documents. The Consultant will also provide on-the-job training and support capacity building of the PMU and NAWEC, and perform other procurement and contract management related activities, as the need may be.
The consulting services (“the Services”) include assistance in developing procurement and contract management systems, managing procurement process, maintaining procurement records, drafting procurement documents, evaluation, contract negotiations, contract management, building capacity, providing training to NAWEC staff, and other activities as requested by the PMU Head.
It is anticipated that interim services will be provided over the total period of one year.
The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment can be obtained at the address given below.
NAWEC now invites eligible individual consultants (“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. Consultant’s Letter of Expression of Interest and CV shall be submitted to the address below. NAWEC will contact only the successful consultant.
- (i) Master’s Degree from a reputable university in procurement, business administration, engineering, economics or related fields. Certification in procurement from a recognized institution (e.g. CIPS) is preferred.
- (ii) Strong experience in the power sector, including procurement and contract management of large contracts for Design, supply and installation of Plant. Experience in the water sector will be an advantage.
- (iii) Strong experience and detailed knowledge of the World Bank latest procurement regulations for all main types of procurement: Goods, Works, Plant, Information Systems, Consulting and Non-consulting services.
- (iv) At least 12 years of proven successful procurement and contract management experience in the World Bank-funded projects in developing countries, including experience in Sub-Saharan Africa. Relevant experience with other multilateral banks (AfDB, ADB, etc) will be also considered. Experience in projects in small and fragile countries will be an advantage.
- (v) Strong experience in assessment of procurement-related risks, project preparation and appraisal, capacity development, training, implementation of procurement systems in project implementation units.
- (vi) Strong experience in and understanding of international development business, sensitivity to cultural issues, leadership, communication, negotiations, and project management skills.
- (vii) Fluent in English with excellent written and spoken skills.
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 and revised November 2017 and August 2018) (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultant selection method set out in the Procurement Regulations.
Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours from 09:00 to 16:00.
Attention: Mrs. Haddy Njie, Project Coordinator
National Water and Electricity Company Ltd, NAWEC
53 Mamadi Maniyang Highway/Kanifing, Serre kunda
P.O Box: 609, Banjul, The Gambia
Telephone: (+220) 437 62 33
Facsimile number: (+220) 437 59 90