Request for Expression of Interest (REOI) for the Engagement of SIFMIS Consultant at Osun State and Local Governance Project (SLOGOR)

Request for Expression of Interest (REOI) for the Engagement of SIFMIS Consultant

COUNTRY:        NIGERIA

NAME OF PROJECT:          STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNANCE REFORM PROJECT

GRANT NO:       TF018335

PROJECT ID:    P133045

REFERENCE NO: OSSLOGOR/CS/CQS/005/2015

This Request for Expression of Interest (REOI) follows the General Procurement Notice (GPIM) for this Project that appeared in the UN Development Business Publication of February 18th, 2015 and in three Nigerian Newspapers of 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, towards the cost of State and Local Governance Reform Project. The State Government of Osun being one of the six beneficiary states of the grant, now intends to apply part of the proceed towards the engagement of a coordinator for the Integrated Financial Management Information System in the implementation of activities in the Integrated Financial Management Information System (SIFMIS) Sub Component of the project being implemented by the Accountant- General (OAGS).

The consulting services (” the Services”) include:

(i)      Conduct a thorough assessment of the nature and use of the existing packages in the Accountant-General’s Office and other PFM Institutions in the State. This also extends to identification of major structural and institutional requirements needed to support the successful implementation of the State Integrated Financial Management System (SIFMIS) including project governance arrangements, clarity in roles, responsibilities and ensure that a communications management strategy exists.

(ii)     Develop and maintain a Risk Management Strategy with clear and concise project tolerances and risk mitigation process.

(iii)    Taking into consideration the project deliverables and work with the SIFMIS Implementation Coordination Committee (SICT) to develop robust and appropriate bidding document using a turnkey approach(invitation for Bids (IFB) and the Supply, Installation, Integration, Testing and Commissioning of Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS) Software, related Hardware and Network Infrastructure and Related Support Services bidding document) for the Consultancy Firm who will have the specific responsibility for the design, installation, training, customization and testing of the relevant SIFMIS software and related ICT infrastructure.

(iv)    Assist in the identification and selection of a suitable firm for the supply and implementation of SIFMIS by coordinating the bid evaluation which should include demonstration against Test Script prepared by the SICT.

(v)    Work with the SICT and the SIFMIS vendor to develop and maintain a comprehensive project plan taking into consideration other PFM reforms and ensuring activities are prioritized and planned in a logical manner with achievable milestone whilst minimizing disruption to the implementing agencies and other key stakeholders.

(vi)    Provide technical and functional support services prior to and throughout SIFMIS project implementation:

The Osun State and Local Governance Project (SLOGOR) now invites eligible Consulting Firms (Consultants) to indicate their interest in providing the 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 CVs 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 Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers (January 2011). Please visit www.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. Further information can be obtained at the address below, during office hours, from 9.00am to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday, except on public holidays.

Expression of interest in 4 copies must be delivered in a written form both in hard and soft copies to the address below not later than 1st October, 2015 from the date of this publication.

The Project Coordinator

Osun State and Local Governance Reform Project (SLOGOR)

State Project Coordinating Unit (SPCU)

3rd Floor, Finance Building, Ministry of Finance,

Abeere, Osogbo. State of Osun

Tel: +234 805-503-8499; +234 8035037859

E- Mail: osun_slogor@yahoo.com