TZ-Urban Local Govt Strengthening (ULGSP - P118152
PMO-RALG | Published May 27, 2015 - Deadline June 9, 2015
Consultancy Services To Collect Baseline Data For Impact
Evaluation Of Urban Local Government Strengthening Program (ulgsp) - Questionnaire
Development, Data Collection And Data Processing
THE UNITED REPUBLIC OFTANZANIA
REGIONAL ADMINISTRATIONAND LOCALGOVERNMENT
THEPROVISION OF CONSULTANCYSERVICES TO COLLECT BASELINE DATA FOR IMPACT EVALUATION OF URBAN LOCAL GOVERNMENT STRENGTHENING PROGRAM(ULGSP) - QUESTIONNAIRE DEVELOPMENT, DATA COLLECTION AND DATA PROCESSING
URBAN LOCAL GOVERNMENT STRENGTHENING PROGRAM(ULGSP)
(IDACREDIT NO. 5171-TZ)
REQUESTFOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
1. The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania has received a credit from the InternationalDevelopment Agency (IDA) towards the cost of the Urban Local Government Strengthening Program (ULGSP). Its implementation isthrough the Prime Minister's Office - Regional Administration and Local Government (PMO-RALG) supported by the World Bank. Theprogram is designed to support the development and institutional strengthening of 18 participating Urban Local GovernmentAuthorities (ULGAs). The 18 participating ULGAs are: Morogoro MC, Tabora MC, Moshi MC, Sumbawanga MC, Shinyanga MC, SongeaMC,Singida MC, Musoma MC, Iringa MC, Njombe TC, Bukoba MC, Kibaha TC, Babati TC, Geita TC, Korogwe TC, Mpanda TC, Lindi MC andBariadi TC. Theprogram has three specific development objectives:
(i) 18 ULGAs withenhanced institutional structures and better local governance defined in terms of improved urban planning systems, increased ownsource revenue generation and collection (with a particular focus on property taxation), enhanced fiduciary systems management,improved service delivery systems and enhanced accountability and oversight mechanisms;
(ii) Newlyconstructed or repaired urban municipal infrastructure; and
(iii) Enhancedcentral government mechanisms to support and deepen decentralization, including on-time disbursements.
2. The main objective of this consultancy is to conduct a baseline survey foruse in carrying outimpact evaluation of the ULGSP at the end of its implementation. In support of this objective, the consulting firm willbe carryingout the following activities:
· Development of survey questionnaires and their respective sampling frames
· Implementation of householdbaseline survey and policymaker survey
· Dataentry and cleaning
· Production of a final data set and final baseline report.
3. The selected consultant will be required to collect data from a total of 40 LGAs, including theabove 18 program ULGSP LGAs and 22 additional non-program LGAs that will serve as comparators for the Impact Evaluation. Multipledata collection instruments shall be used in each LGA, andharmonized across all 40 LGAs for comparable measures of differentvariables. The Comparator LGAs are Hai DC, Kahama DC, Kasulu DC, Kigoma DC, Magu DC, Masasi TC, Mkuranga DC, Moshi DC, Mufindi DC,Muheza DC, Muleba DC, Rungwe DC, Singida DC, Tarime TC, Tunduma TC, Bagamoyo DC, Bukombe DC, Geita DC, Mbinga DC, Njombe DC,Sengerema DC and Siha DC.
The assignment is scheduled to commence in September/October 2015.
4. The Permanent Secretary, PMO-RALG, now invites eligible consulting firms to indicate theirinterest in providing data collection, survey and issue-specific teams to deliver the above services. The successful firm will beresponsible for all data collection activities outlined above, spanning the 18 project UGLAs and the identified comparator LGAs.Interested firms must provide information indicating that they are qualified and have the experience necessary to efficientlyperform the services i.e. qualifications of firm; description of similarassignments (name of assignment, name and contactaddress of the client, value, period); experience in similar conditions; andavailability of personnel with proven skills and experience inareas of questionnaire design/development, field/householdinterviews, field/survey supervision, training of survey/interview teams, data collection, computer expertise in data entry,processing and establishing/maintaining databases.
Firms may associate to enhance their qualifications.
5. Thisis not request for proposals(RFP). Afterreviewing the expressions of interest, a shortlist will be prepared and the short-listedconsultants will be invited to submit their proposals through a letter of invitation including specific terms ofreference. Consulting firms will be selected based on the CombinedTechnical Quality and Price Consideration Method and Procedures set out in the Public Procurement Act,2011 and Regulations,2013.
6. Interested consulting firms may obtain further information at the following address duringoffice hours from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. local time from Mondays to Fridays: Project Coordinator, Urban Local GovernmentStrengthening Program (ULGSP), 4th Floor, LAPF Millennium Towers, Kijitonyama, P.O. Box 34314, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Telephone:+255-22-2700765/9, Fax: +255-22-2700768, E-mail: email@example.com.
7. The deadline forsubmission of Expressions of Interest is onTuesday, June 9, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. localtime, to be addressed to the Secretary, Ministerial Tender Board, Prime Minister's Office, Regional Administration andLocal Government (PMO-RALG), Benjamin Mkapa Building, Ground Floor, Office of theProcurement Management Unit (PMU), Room No. 2, P.O.Box 1923,Dodoma, Tanzania. Expressions of Interest should be submitted inwriting and have to be enclosed inplain sealed envelopes. Expressions of Interest sent by post must be registered. Envelopes containingExpressions of Interest must be clearly marked "STATEMENT OF EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR THE PROVISION OF CONSULTANCY SERVICES TO COLLECT BASELINE DATA FOR IMPACTEVALUATION OF URBAN LOCAL GOVERNMENT STRENGTHENING PROGRAM (ULGSP)- QUESTIONNAIRE DEVELOPMENT, DATA COLLECTION AND DATAPROCESSING". Expressions of Interestreceived late will not be considered.
PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE
REGIONAL ADMINISTRATION AND LOCALGOVERNMENT,
P.O. Box 1923, Dodoma.
Tel: +255 26-2321607/ 2322853/2322848
Fax: +255 26-2322116/2322146