Government of Imo State of Nigeria
Public Sector Governance Reform and Development Project
(World Bank – Assisted)
Port Harcourt Road/Imo Concorde Hotel Boulevard, P.M.B 1176, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria
Our Ref: IM/PSGRDP/EXT.AUD/013/008
All replies to be addressed to the state project Coordinator Imo State Public Sector Governance Reform and Development Project
Expression of Interest for Consultancy Services in External Audit Reform Country: Nigeria.
Name of Project: Public Sector Governance Reform and Development Project.
Consulting Services: Consultancy Services in External Audit Reform
Credit No: 4667-0 NG
Issuance Date: 6th December, 2013
Expression of Interest
This Request for Expression of Interest follows the General Procurement Notice (GPN) for this Project that appeared in the UNDB of 26th November, 2010
The Federal Government of Nigeria has received a credit from the International Development Association (IDA) towards the cost of implementing Public Sector Governance Reform and Development Project. Imo State is a beneficiary of the credit and intends to apply part of the proceeds of the credit for consultancy services in External Audit Reform.
The overall objective of the Project is to promote good governance by improving quality, transparency and accountability in Public Financial Management and Human Resource Management Systems in Imo State.
The scope of service for this consultancy work shall include the following tasks: The Consultant for this assignment is expected to carry out the following tasks:
- Functional review and recommendations for restructuring the Office of the Auditor General of the State in line with current best practice, enabling greater independence in staffing and of the audit institution’s budget;
- Conduct a review, and recommend mechanisms for modernizing of audit methods, techniques and reporting, including the planning of audit work;
- Develop an audit manual that would set out the policies, standards and procedures for audit function in the State:
- Conduct training of staff of the State Auditor General and members of the PAC on modem auditing techniques, financial controls and budget monitoring.
- Draft a New Audit Law
The Imo State Public Sector Governance Reform and Development Project now invites eligible Consulting Firms to indicate their interest in providing these services. Interested Consulting Firms 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 Curriculum Vitae of its 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 consulting firm will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank’s Guideline: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers (January 2011).
Interested consulting firms may obtain further information at the address below between 9.00 am-4.00 pm (local time) on weekdays. Expression of Interest must be delivered in a sealed envelope to the address below not later than 20th January, 2014.
The Project Coordinator,
State Project Coordinating Unit (SPCU)
Imo State Public Sector Governance Reform and Development Project,