REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
CONSULTING SERVICES – Selection of firms
Republic of Tajikistan
Socio-Economic Resilience Strengthening Project (SERSP) P168052
Assignment Title: Implementation Partner (IP) within the Subcomponent 2A
Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): NSIFT-SERSP-CS-4-1
The Republic of Tajikistan has received grants from the World Bank toward the cost of the Socio-Economic Resilience Strengthening Project (SERSP) and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.
The Consulting services (“Services”) include: mobilization of international and local state-of-the art experts and Master Trainers in order to deliver: training of trainers for local providers ; adaptation of learning tools for the youth-inclusive services; monitoring and quality control of results during the Project implementation process; establishment of databases on community-based organizations, young participants, and trainers in targeted districts; and support for the creation of a forum for discussion and dialogue at the local level.
Duration of the assignment is 41 months.
The draft Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment can be found at the following website: www.nsift.tj. The final version of the terms of reference will be provided in the RFP (Request for Proposals).
The NSIFT as an implementing agency for SERSP invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to express 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:
- Extensive experience in management of youth capacity building programs in Tajikistan;
- A multidisciplinary team with demonstrated expertise in relevant areas of work that includes women’s specialists;
- Experience with development and delivery of the appropriate training materials and tools for youth inclusive services in disadvantaged communities;
Key Experts will not be evaluated at the shortlisting stage.
Interested Consultants must pay attention 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 (“Procurement Regulations”), 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 Quality-Cost Based Selection method (QCBS) set out in the Procurement Regulation.
Further information can be obtained from Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 17:00 at the address:
Republic of Tajikistan, 734013, Dushanbe city, 25 Behzod street (fourth floor of the State Institution «Tajikfilm» building), phone numbers: + (992-37) 2218753, 2213108, 2212478; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; web: www.nsift.tj.
Expressions of interest are presented to the attention of Siddikzoda Sh. M., Executive Director of the National Social Investment Fund of Tajikistan (NSIFT) in hard copy, via email or by fax no later than 15:00 on March 10, 2021, at the following address:
State Committee for Investment and State Property Management of the Republic of Tajikistan, 734025, Dushanbe city, 27 Shotemur street, office 22 (second floor), fax: +992 (37) 221-57-29, email: email@example.com