Federal Lowlands Livelihoods Resilience Project (LLRP) office

Ethiopian Herald Oct18,2020

Request for expressions of interest (consulting services-firms selection)

  • COUNTRY: The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Ministry of Peace
  • NAME OF PROJECT: Lowlands Livelihood Resilience Project (LLRP)
  • PROJECT ID: P164336, IDA-64120ET
  • Procurement Reference Ref. No.: ET-MOP-117646-CS-QCBS
  • ASSIGNMENT TITLE: Consultancy service to Conduct Analysis, Designing, Development, and implementation of Dynamic Website, and supply and configuration of the mail exchange system.

The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia-Ministry of Peace has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Lowlands Livelihood Resilience Project  (LLRP), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.

The consulting services (“the Services”) include Analysis, Designing, Development, and Implementation of Dynamic Website and, supply and configuration of mail exchange system

Livelihoods Resilience Project (LLRP) is an integrated and comprehensive development program planned to be implemented by the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.

The objective of the project is to improve the Livelihood Resilience of Pastoral and Agro

Pastoral Communities targeting selected woredas of Afar, Somali, SNNRP. Oromia, Benshangul, Gumuz, and Gambella regions. To achieve its goal the LLRP is seeking to engage in developing a website and mail exchange system to facilitate timely dissemination of information to stakeholders.

The objectives of the Assignment

The objective of this request for Expression of Interest (EOI) is to hire a highly competitive and experienced Information System Development consultant firm to analyze, design, develop, and implement an integrated Dynamic website and, supply and configuration of mail exchange to LLRP

Scope of the assignment activities:

LLRP requires a highly qualified and competitive firm, which would perform at least activities /requirements/ mentioned in the TOR. The consulting firm is expected to develop

a dynamic web site and, supply and configuration mail exchange system. The website should have required depth, breadth and flexibility to provide on time information access join to all designated users who will operate business process. The solution to be developed is expected to promote valuable, independent and real time information’s in a secured manner

In order to achieve the objective of this assignment, the firm will, among others undertake the following tasks:-System Study, Requirement gathering and analysis, Design, Implementation Testing, Software Source Codes, Training, Documentation, Support and Maintenance

Language Issue-LLRP has expressed its demand that the website should support multiple languages at least Amharic and English Language. The detail of each task is described in the TOR

Qualifications of the Firm

The firm shall have at least 3 (three) completed similar experience of the firm in relation to dynamic website development and implementation, links to the web address and testimonial letters are required, at least 3 (three) supply and configuration of mail exchange system with an equivalent number of users testimonial letters are required.

The project requires a key professional mix of at least six (6) professionals, who should include: project manager, Web Designer, Web Security officer, Database Expert, and system administrator with experience related to the study.

Project Duration

The consulting firm is expected to deliver dynamic website solutions within a maximum of 4 months and a mail exchange system within 2 months after the contract signed. Shorter time plan is highly appreciated and get weight in the evaluation

The detailed Terms of Reference (ToR) for the assignment can be obtained at the address given below.

The Federal Lowlands Livelihood Resilience Project (LLRP) now invites eligible consulting firms (“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.

The Shortlisting criteria’s are:

  • Core business and years in business,
  • Relevant experience,
  • The technical and managerial capability of the firm

The Qualifications and Experience of Key Experts shall not be included in the shortlisting criteria. Key Experts will not be evaluated at the shortlisting stage.

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 in November 2017 and August 2018 under the New Procurement Framework;

The “Guidelines on Preventing and Combating Fraud and Corruption in Projects Financed by IBRD Loans and IDA Credits and Grants,” dated July 1, 2016; and the provisions stipulated in the Financing Agreement. (“Procurement Regulations”), which can be found at the following  website: www.worldbank.org,

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 and Cost based selection-(QCBS) method set out in the Procurement Regulations

Further information can be obtained at the address below during working days and office hours, 8.30 am – 12.30 p.m. and 1.30 pm-3.30 p.m. from Monday to Thursday office hours on Fridays are 8.30a.m-11.30 a.m and 1.30 p.m-3.30 p.m. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail (sent by courier), or by e-mail) by Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at 10:00 am Addis Ababa local time.

Address:

Federal Lowlands Livelihood Resilience Project (LLRP) office,

Atto: Mr. Seid Omer, LLRP Coordinator

POB; POB: 5608, Mobile Plaza Building, In front of Dembel City Centre,

Near Abarus Building, AA, Ethiopia

Tel: 251-911360716/911253488

E-mail: w_girma@yahoo.com , CC: oseidhaik@yahoo.com