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Procurement of Agricultural Machinery

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations | Published February 22, 2016
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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) invites you to submit an offer for the procurement of AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY to be delivered to 4 destinations in THE GAMBIA. If you are interested in submitting an offer, please make sure to have, at least, a Basic Registration with UNGM (ww.ungm.org).
Instructions on how to access FAO tender documents through UNGM are attached to the present Notice under the “DOCUMENTS” tab; please follow these instructions when submitting your bid.

OFFERS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED IF SUBMITTED THROUGH THE UNGM PORTAL.
OFFERS NOT SUBMITTED THROUGH THE UNGM PORTAL WILL BE INVALIDATED.

Many thanks and best regards,
FAO PROCUREMENT SERVICE

GPN - Gambia - Programme to build resilience to food and nutrition insecurity in the Sahel (P2RS) – 10 2015

 | Published October 19, 2015
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GM:Growth & Competitiveness - P114240

National Audit Office | Published December 10, 2014  -  Deadline December 29, 2014
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Recruitment Of External Auditor For Gcp GAMBIA GROWTH AND COMPETITIVENESS PROJECT REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTANT SERVICES) RECRUITMENT OF EXTERNAL AUDITOR FORGCP PROCUREMENT METHOD: SELECTION BASED ON CONSULTANTS'QUALIFICATIONS(CQS) Grant No. H614-GM Project ID No.P114240 Date: 10 December2014 Procurement Plan No.:GCP/CS53[1] BACKGROUND The ProjectDevelopment Objective (PDO) is to improve the investment climate and strengthen the competitiveness of key sectors of the Gambianeconomy. The Project value is US$ 12,000,000 and it is fully financed by theWorld Bank/IDA. The implementation arrangements are; The Ministry of Trade, Regional Integration and Employment (MOTIE) is theresponsible Ministry.  The MOTRIE has been designated by the Government as the Ministry that has overall responsibilityfor the Project and will provide oversight and support for the Project implementation. The MTC and the Ministry of Agriculture arethe other key Ministries responsible for implementation of the tourism and horticulture sub-components respectively. A Project Coordination Unit (PCU) has been established under the MOTIE. The PCU is headed by a ProjectCoordinator who will report to a Private-Public Steering Committee (PSC) and the Permanent Secretary of MOTRIE who is the focalpoint in MEPID for all matters related to the GCP. The PSC consists of Permanent Secretaries of the key Ministries and heads ofagencies including the MTC, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Trade and Employment, Attorney General and Ministryof Justice,Ministry of Finance, the GRA, the key Municipalities, theNational Environment Authority and the Central Bank and an equal number ofrepresentatives from the private sector. The PSC is chaired by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Trade, Regional Integration and Employment(MOTRIE). The PSC isexpected to perform an oversight role, review and approve work plans andbudgets, monitor Project performance and support theoverall implementation of the Project. The PCU will also function as the Secretariat to the PSC. The accounting period to be covered by the audit.> 1)      Full annual accounts ? January to December 2014 to January to December 2015 OBJECTIVE OF THE PROJECT AUDIT The objective of the audit ofthe Project Financial Statements (PFSs) is to enable the auditor to express a professional opinion(s) on the financial position ofthe project at the end of each fiscal year, and on funds received and expenditures incurred for the relevant accountingperiod. The projectbooks of accounts provide the basis for preparation of the PFSs by the project implementing agency and are established to reflectthe financial transactions in respect of the project. The implementing agencymaintains adequate internal controls and supporting documentation for transactions.. SCOPE OF THE AUDIT As statedabove, the audit of the project will be carried out in accordance with International Standards on Auditing (ISA) promulgated by theInternational Federation of Accountants (IFAC), and will include such tests and auditing procedures as the auditor will considernecessary under the circumstances. Special attention should be paid by the auditor as to whether the: (a)   World Bank financing (and all externalfinancing where the World Bank is not the only financier) has been used in accordance with the conditions of the relevant financingagreement, with due attention to economy and efficiency, and only for the purposes for which the financing was provided ?in  accordance with  financing agreement dated October 10,2010. (c)   Goods, works and services financed have beenprocured in accordance with the relevant financing agreements includingspecific provisions of the World Bank Procurement Policies andProceduresMay 2004 revised October 2006 and May2010 (b)        All necessary supportingdocuments, records, and accounts have been maintained in respect of all project activities, including expenditures reported usingStatements of Expenditure (SOE) or Interim Unaudited FinancialStatements (IFS) methods of reporting. The auditor is expected toverify that respective reports issued during the period were in agreementwith the underlying books of account; (e)    Designated Accounts (if used) have been maintained in accordance with theprovisions of the relevant financing agreements and funds disbursed out of the Accounts were used only for the purpose intended inthe financing agreement; (f)    National laws and regulations have been complied with, and that the financialand accounting procedures approved for the project (e.g. operational manual, financial procedures manual, etc.) were followed andused; (g)    Financial performance of the project issatisfactory. (h)   Assets procured from project funds exist and there is verifiable ownership by theimplementing agency or beneficiaries in line with the financing agreement. (i)     Ineligible expenditures included in withdrawal applications areidentified and reimbursed to the Designated Accounts. These should be separately noted in the auditreport. The auditor should pay particular attention as tothe compliance with the Bank's procedures and the balances of the Designated Accounts at the end of the fiscal year (or period).The auditor should examine the eligibility of financial transactions during the period under examination and fund balances at theend of such a period, the operation and use of the DAs in accordance with the relevant general conditions, relevant financingagreements and disbursement letter, and theadequacy of internal controls for this type of disbursement mechanism. For this Project, the Designated Accounts are referredto in the general conditions, the FinancingAgreement (subsection 5.3) and Disbursement Letter (para. I). The auditor should also examine eligibility and correctness of: ·         Financial transactions during the period underreview; ·         Account balances at the end of such aperiod; ·         The operation and use of the Designated Account inaccordance with the financing agreement; and ·         The adequacy of internal controls for the type ofdisbursement mechanism. PERSONNEL: Team and their minimum qualifications areindicatedbelow: (a)    The audit team should be led by a graduate Audit Partner with minimum of 12 years post qualification experience as apracticing Chartered Accountant. (b)   Day-to-day management of the audit should be the responsibility of an Audit Manager/Partner with at least 5 years ofpost qualification experienceas a practicing Chartered Accountant. (c)    The audit team to include a Procurement Specialist with 3 years experience. The Specialist should also be familiar with IDA Procedures. (d)   Inaddition, the audit team should include sufficient number of appropriate staff (audit senior, junior staff etc), commensurate withthe size andscope of the assignment. ProcurementMethod The consultant will be selected under SelectionBased on Consultants' Qualification method. The Consultant will be selected inaccordance with the procedures set out in theWorld Bank's guidelines "Selection and Employment of Consultants by World BankBorrowers" May 2004 Revised October 1, 2006 & May1, 2010 to determine the mostqualified firm. The Gambia Growth and Competiveness Project nowinvites eligible consultants to indicate theirinterest in providing the services. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to performthe services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skillsamong staff, etc.). Consultants may associate to enhance their qualifications. A consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank'sGuidelines: Selectionand Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers May 2004, revised October 2006 and May2010. Interested consultants may obtain further informationat the address below during office hours 0830 to 1400 hours Expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below, via Email on or before 29 December2014: The Auditor General National Audit Office Independence Drive Banjul The Gambia Email: nao@gamnet.gm /bsdra2@yahoo.com Tel.No.: 4228289

GPN – Gambia - Institutional Support for Economic and Financial Governance (ISEFG) III Project

 | Published March 11, 2016
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WARCIP - APL-1B: , GN, BF - P122402

West Africa Regional Communications Infrastructure Program | Published April 21, 2015  -  Deadline May 11, 2015
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Consultancy To Evaluate The National Information And Communications Infrastructure Policy For The Gambia Republic of theGambia West Africa Regional CommunicationInfrastructure Program (WARCIP) The Gambia Project KairabaAvenue, TheGambia Phone: (220) 4399910 Email: sossehkumera@yahoo.com Request for Expressions of Interest Financing:               World Bank/ Government of theGambia Abstract:               Evaluation of The National Information and Communication Infrastructure (NICI) Policy Country:                               The Republic of the Gambia Project ID No:           P122402 Grant IDA                  H713-GM BACKGROUND The Government of the Gambia secured a grant of $35 millionunder the World Bank West Africa Regional Communication and Infrastructure Programme (WARCIP) to fund its participation in the ACESubmarine Cable Consortium that constructed a submarine fibre optic cable from France and intended to be extended up to SouthAfrica. This cable system provides a branching unit and cable landing station in The Gambia at cost of $25 million. The remaining$10 million provides for institutional support, capacity building and creation of the enabling environment to facilitate theoptimum utilization of the infrastructure for broadband development and digital inclusion in the country. Following the formulationof (NICI) policy in 2004, ICT in Communities, ICT in Education, Human Resource Development and E-Government plans were developed.In addition, MOICI recently completed the formulation of e-Health, e-Tourism, e-Agriculture and e-Commerce plans, in closecollaboration with the relevant sectors. In this regard, several projects and programs wereimplemented over the last ten years inthe context of the country's overall ICT development framework of its National Information and Communication Infrastructure (NICI)policies and plans, hence the need for an evaluation study. The study will also take into account the main priority areas that theGambia has targeted regarding ICT strategies andplans in order to assess progress in terms of ICT policy development andimplementation with a view to identifying challenges, impacts as well as new directions for further development with reference tothe outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) 2005 and WSIS+10respectively. It is against this background that the WARCIP wishesto engage the services of a consultantto review and assess the development and implementation of the NICI policy, plans and strategies; and identify lessons learnt,impact, future and new directions on ICT policy implementation in the Gambia OBJECTIVES The main objective of this study is to assess and review the ICT policy development andimplementationprocess in the Gambia. The study will assess and identify the extent to which strategies and plans have been implemented andtheirimpact on the targeted sectors. This will aid in coming up withevidence based decisions as regards the formulation of ICT policiesand strategies as well as the designing of new directions in the area of ICT policy development andimplementation. 3. SCOPE OF WORKS The consultant's work will, to a large extend leverage on the outputs of a Nationwide Survey for thecollection of data and analysis with reference to the overall vision, objectives and goals of the NICI policy and the identifiedpriority areas. The survey will be conducted by Gambia Bureau of Statistic (GBoS). Theconsultant is expected to undertakethe following activities: Assess and review ICT policy,  plans and strategieswhich the Gambia have developed and implemented since 2004;Assess the impact of the policy initiatives in relation to the effectiveness of the ICT4D policyimplementation, in terms of what has been achieved as a result of the plans and strategies implementation;Identify specific sectors upon which the Gambia has placed emphasis with reference to the countries' ICT policy goals and objectives. As a result someimportant areas could be inferred as regards the strategies impacts, such as: impacts of ICT access, especially on poor and ruralcommunities; impactsof ICT use on educational outcomes and the inclusion of ICT in schoolcurricula in preparing students for theinformation society; impacts of ICT networks on health institutions and health outcomes; various impacts arising from theavailability of e-government services; on employment and impacts of improving access to information and electronic content. Makereference to the overall ICT4D plans and advise on future directions.Identify strengths and challenges with reference to lessons learnt during the development and implementation of the NICIpolicy plans and strategies;Identify new directions and target areas as regards ICT policy development and implementation to ensure ICTs significantcontribution to development in the coming years;Develop a draft and final report on the assessment/review, accompanied with data pertainingto ICT development in general. The final report also will take into consideration the various comments made during thevalidationworkshop 4.    REPORTING AND TIME SCHEDULE The output of the exercise will consist of 3 reportsbyconsultant which will give a detailed synopsis of the policy development and implementation process, priority areas in which ICTstrategies were directed and implemented, ICT development or performance as well as impact of the different strategies and plans.This will give a picture of how the situation has changed since the formulation, development and implementation of the country'sICT policy and the associated strategies. The report will also give an outline of what are the current government priorities aswell as the future areas/sectors of focus as well as lessons learnt, challenges and policy implications from the assessment/reviewand the development and implementation process over the period under consideration and recommendations on futuredirections. 5. QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE The consultingfirm should have the following qualifications, experience, skills, and knowledge: Solidexperienced in ICT policy development in Africa with Advance degree inInformationTechnology (IT). Experience in the formulation ofNICI Policies with a minimum of 10 years work experience inthe ICT sector. Experience in conducting similarassignments could be and added advantage particularly in Africa SELECTION METHOD: Shortlisted consultants willbe selected on the basis of Expressions of Interest submitted; selection shall be based on the Individual Consultant method in accordance with the guidelines "Selection and Employment of Consultants UnderIBRDLoans And IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers dated January 2011". 7.     SUBMISSION OFEOI: Expressions of interest shall be submitted to the undersigned on 11 May 2015, at 12:00 GMT,clearly marked"Request for Expression of Interest (EOI) Consulting Services Evaluation ofThe National Information and CommunicationInfrastructure  (NICI) Policy  for TheGambia. Expressions of Interest can be submitted via email or in person to the address below. Interested firms may obtain further information at theaddress below during this period from 0800 to 1800 GMT Mondays to Thursdays. PROJECTCOORDINATOR West Africa Regional Communications Infrastructure Programme(WARCIP) 10 Kairaba Avenue, (opposite the Serrekunda West Mini Stadium) Tel: 4399910 Email: sossehkumera@yahoo.com and sholaj@hotmail.com OR wojoiner@moici.gov.gm
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