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AOI - Malawi - Supply, Delivery and Installation of Furniture for ICT Business Centre and Laboratories at Chancellor College - Higher Education Support Project

 | Published May 29, 2017
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AOI - Malawi - Supply, Delivery and Installation of Furniture for ICT Business Centre and Laboratories at Chancellor College - Higher Education Support Project

AOI - Malawi - Supply, Delivery and Installation of ICT Equipment and Services for ICT Business Centre and Laboratories at Chancellor College - - Higher Education Support Project

 | Published May 29, 2017
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AOI - Malawi - Supply, Delivery and Installation of ICT Equipment and Services for ICT Business Centre and Laboratories at Chancellor College - - Higher Education Support Project

MW-Financial Sector Technical Assistance - P122616

Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project (FSTAP) (Reserve Bank of Malawi) | Published February 11, 2016  -  Deadline March 10, 2016
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Prequalification For Supply, Installation, Implementation, Training, Operation/business Partnership, Support And Maintenance Of A Transaction Processing Hub For The Microfinance Institutions And Financial Cooperatives In Malawi RESERVE BANK OF MALAWI FINANCIAL SECTOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROJECT (FSTAP) SPECIFIC PROCUREMENT NOTICE (SPN) FOR PREQUALIFICATION Country:                     Malawi Name of Project:        Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project (FSTAP) Credit No.                  4897 Mw Project ID No.           P122616 Date of Issue:            10th February, 2016 PREQUALIFICATION FOR SUPPLY, INSTALLATION, IMPLEMENTATION,TRAINING, OPERATION/BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP, SUPPORT AND MAINTENANCE OF A TRANSACTION PROCESSING HUB FOR THEMICROFINANCE INSTITUTIONSAND FINANCIAL COOPERATIVES IN MALAWI 1.         This Invitation for Pre-Qualification(IFP) follows the GeneralProcurement Notice (GPN) for this project that appeared in UN Development Business online, Issue No. 819of 15 March2012. 2.         The Government of the Republic ofMalawihas received credit from the InternationalDevelopment Association of the World Bank towards the cost of the Financial SectorTechnical Assistance Project (FSTAP)and it intends to apply part of theproceeds of this credit to payments under the agreement(s) resulting from this IFQ No. FSTAP/16/01. 3.         The ReserveBank of Malawi serves as the implementing agency for the project andnow invites sealed applications from eligible Bidders for supply, installation, implementation, training, operation/business partnership,support and maintenance of aTransaction Processing Hub for the Microfinance Institutions and Financial Cooperatives in Malawi,details of which are contained in Part 2: HubRequirements. 4.        Pre-qualification will be conducted using the International Competitive Bidding (ICB) procedures specified in the WorldBank's Guidelines: Procurement of Goods,Works and Non Consulting Services, under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers, January 2011 and is open to all applicantsfrom eligible source countries as defined in the Guidelines. Applicantsare encouraged to associate or form joint ventures to meet the qualification requirements. 5.         Interestedeligible applicants may obtain further information from The Project Manager, Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project (FSTAP), ReserveBank of Malawi, City Centre, Lilongwe, Malawi and inspect the bidding documents at the address (a) given belowfrom 8.00hours to 17.00hours,Malawi time, Monday toFriday. 6.         A complete set of Pre-qualification documents in English may beobtained by interested Applicants on the submission of a written application to the address (a) below.The document will be sent byeither directly collecting the document or through e-mail. 7.         Applications for Pre-Qualification("AFPs") must be submitted in sealed envelopes, delivered to the address (b) below by 10th March 2016 up to 1500hrs Malawi  local time.  AFPsreceived after this time and dateshall not be considered and shall be returned unopened. Applicants should be aware that distanceand customs formalities may require longerthan expected delivery time. The addresses referred to above are: (a)Address for the Purchase, Clarification and Inspection of Bidding Documents The Project Manager Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project(FSTAP) Reserve Bank of Malawi Convention Drive P.O. Box 30063 Lilongwe 3, Malawi Tel: (265) (0) 1770600; E-mail: josmilner@fstap.org and copy: stsokonombwe@fstap.org (b) Address forSubmission of the bids: The Project Manager Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project(FSTAP) Reserve Bank of Malawi Convention Drive P.O. Box 30063 Lilongwe 3, Malawi (Signedby) The Project Manager Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project(FSTAP) Reserve Bank of Malawi Convention Drive P.O. Box 30063 Lilongwe 3, Malawi

Financial Sector Technical Assistance - P122616

Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project (FSTAP) | Published April 30, 2015  -  Deadline May 22, 2015
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To Design A Transaction Processing Hub For The Microfinance And Financial Cooperatives Industry In Malawi RESERVEBANK OF MALAWI FINANCIAL SECTOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROJECT (FSTAP) REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OFINTEREST (CONSULTING FIRM) Country:                     Malawi Name of Project:         Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project (FSTAP) Consulting Services:   To Design a Transaction Processing Hub for the Microfinance and Financial Cooperatives Industry in Malawi Credit No.                   4897 Mw Project ID No.            P122616 Date of Issue:              4th May, 2015 The Government of the Republic of Malawi has receivedfinancing from the World Bank toward the cost of the FinancialTechnical Assistance Project (FSTAP), and intends to apply part of the proceeds of this credit towards eligible costs for therecruitment of a consulting firm to design aTransaction Processing Hub for the Microfinance and Financial Cooperatives Industry in Malawi 1.    Background The Government of Malawi recognizes the vital role that the microfinance sectorplays in the social economic development of the Country. Noting that the formal financial sector in Malawi remains small and thatoutreach remains concentrated to a narrow client base, Government has, through the Reserve Bank of Malawi taken a leading role inthe development of the infrastructure, a policy and institutional framework aimed at growing the financial sector's capacity toincrease outreach. A key intervention in these reforms is the implementation of the five-year FinancialSector Technical Assistance Project (FSTAP) which thegovernment is financing with credit from the International DevelopmentAssociation (IDA) of the World Bank implemented by the Reserve Bank of Malawi. The project aims at increasing access to finance forthe currently unbanked but bankable population of Malawi. The Malawi Microfinance and Financial Cooperatives sector comprises 10 non-deposittaking microfinance institutions, 19 of credit only agencies concentrated in specific urban areas and some 46 savings and creditcooperatives operating under the Malawi Union of Savings and Credit Cooperatives (MUSCCO). In addition, a number of deposit takingmicrofinance institutions are expected to be licensed in the coming 12 month period. The operators in the industry process smallbut numerous financial transactions using manual or rudimentary processing mechanisms as most cannot afford the initial capitalcost of setting up sophisticated management information systems (MIS) and  the personnelthat are qualified enough to manage robust systems. It is for thisreason that one of the key interventions envisaged under FSTAP is the establishment and operation of a microfinance transactionprocessing hub(the Hub) that will enable the sector share interoperable electronic data processing infrastructure for their MISrequirements. The Hub will help institutions reduce operating costs, streamline lending processes, scale up rapidly and integratewith other entities such as: creditbureaus, other financial institutions, regulators and international payment networks. It willreduce related infrastructure costs, facilitate timely and accurate reporting to the regulator, apex bodies, financiers and otherstakeholders and data security will be guaranteed. The effective design, development and implementation of an efficienthub willcomprise investment in hardware, software and integration/interface to deliver a robust (resilient and high availabilityinfrastructure) platform that allows a consortium of MFIs and financial cooperatives to share transaction processing infrastructure(payment system connectivity, core banking application, mobile-banking integration, account opening, loan disbursements, paymentprocessing, customer acquisition, customer complaints logging, compliance and reporting) in accordance with set governance rulesand regulations; Audit trail with time stamps & access control; integrated with analytical & reporting tools; compliantwith open system concepts; Supports multi channels (branch and branchless banking delivery channels). The consulting firm will carry out all tasks outlined in this terms of reference, aswell as any other related tasks that may be required to achieve the objectives of this consultancy. 2.     Objectives of theassignment The objectives of this assignment are as follows: ·       To assess management informationsystem needs of MFIs and Financial Cooperatives. ·       To design a viable transactionprocessing hub that would improve, among other things, the processing efficiency of small-value transactions, microfinancecore-banking and mobile phone based applications while allowing for down streaming of services such as credit referencing servicesand interconnection to national switch. 3.    Scope of work The scope will include: 1.     Assess MFIs and Financial Cooperatives to determine participants, collaboration andbusiness model for a transaction processing hub; 2.     Analyze and map appropriate structures to support the integration of the transactionprocessing hub to support microfinance core banking applications; 3.     Develop a business model/ business plan for the hub that will help decide on the form thehub should take for it to be operationally sustainable and viable; 4.     Design the processing hub; 5.     Develop an implementation plan and bid documentation. Details of the tasks and their related activities to be conducted are asfollows; Part 1 ?Assessment of MIS Processing Needs and Design of an Appropriate Hub for theMicrofinance Sector in Malawi In thisphase the firm will undertake the following tasks: TASK 1: PREPARATORY AND BACKGROUND RESEARCH This taskwill require the consulting firm to: i.         Conduct background research  of the sector which includes MFIs and SACCOs to understand itslandscape; ii.         Meet with beneficiary MFIs and financial cooperatives to: a.      understand the sector expectations and advise on the overall implementation of the Hub project, and b.     gain an appreciation of technical and business requirements of the processing hub; iii.          Survey the management information systems currently in use in the sector, MIS requirements, HR support, connectivityissues, etc; iv.          Conduct an analysis of the sector's management Information capacity needs and the role of a multi-usertransaction processing hub in meeting such needs; v.         Identify options available to meet current and future needs of thesector; and vi.          Assess the operational environments and how these will need to adapt to the new Hub arrangements. vii.          Supportefforts already underway to establish and formalize project management structures for the initiative that includes the involvementof executive-level officials at both RBM and beneficiary institutions in order to strengthen outcomes, address expectedimplementation obstacles, speeding-up and securing authority and approvals needed to progress the initiative at each successivephase Deliverable 1: Needs/RequirementAssessment document TASK 2: DEVELOP FUNCTIONAL SPECIFICATIONS, ARCHITECTURE AND BUSINESS MODELFOR THE HUB This taskwill require the consulting firm to: i.         Analyze the findings from Task 1 above and develop specifications regardingthe architecture and design of the hub; ii.         Developprecise estimates of hub design, equipment needs and capacity,resulting capital expenditure and operating costs needed for the infrastructure to meet the identified present and future needs ofthe sector; iii.          Create adetailed operational model of the hub including management structure, security details of the platform needed. The model shallclearly provide: a)    a Technological Definition of theappropriate hub; b)    an analysis of the technological environment available and required for the hub; c)    a definition of the skills and knowledge sets required for the successful implementation of the hub; d)    essential technical conditions and options for the project; an outline of Project Metrics,performance, benchmarks to be used; and, e)    Technological Standards to be followed. iv.          Design anddevelop a business model that takes into consideration the rapid and continuing technological evolution and convergence in thecommunications sector and the microfinance sector as well as its impact on the costs, pricing, and development of services. Thismodel should be scalable, expandable and include mechanisms that make it possible to plan for technological changeat least 10 yearsinto the future, so that the investment in the hub is made without fear of being trapped into a situation of sunk costs despite thefact that technological advances, paradigm shifts cannot beaccurately projected; v.          Developminimum standards to connect with existing/running MIS of other institutions as well as ability to facilitate reporting toRegistrar, Credit Reference Bureau; and linkage to National Switch, Automated Transfer System (ATS)and Telecommunication ServiceProviders; and vi.          Prepare apresentation on the needs identified and the model design recommended for the appreciation of the Steering Committee andStakeholders. Deliverable 2: Design, TechnologyDefinitions, Business Model of the Hub & Presentation onthe same Part 2: Demonstration of the Economic, Operational and Financial Viability ofthe Hub In this phase, the firm will undertake the following tasks: TASK 1: ECONOMIC AND FINANCIALANALYSIS OF THE HUB This task will require the consultingfirm: i.         Prepare estimates of rates of return for the hub's initial investment costs,including the embedded data handling, transmission, control, storage and services housing as well as conducting scenario analysisoftrends, project risks and total cost; ii.         Analyzethe budgetary and financial impacts of the Project and estimatinginvestment requirements (including import content) of the project over the first five years of operations; iii.         Quantify the amount of counterpart funds needed to be contributed by theproject as wellas by players (users) of the hub; iv.          Assess all aspects of project feasibility (technical, economic, financial, political, legal and organizational) and theirinterrelations; v.         Prepare economic scenarios, risk analysis, rate return analysis, analysis oftotal cost of operation for the first five years of operations; vi.          Quantify the economic development benefits to the sector and the country that would arisefrom the project;and vii.          Identify and assess the developmental outcomes that would be expected if the Project is implemented in accordance with therecommendations of the Study. The analysis of potential developmental benefits should be as concrete and detailed as possible andinclude at least one specific example of developmental impact for each area highlighted. Deliverable 3: Report oneconomicoperational and financial viability of the Hub TASK 2: ORGANIZATIONALISSUES This task will require the consulting firm to: i.         Design and propose the organizational structure and requirements that wouldmeet the needs of the project as an entity. ii.         Identify and prioritize corporate governance issues that are necessary andcritical to support the business plan of the hub. iii.         Define the qualifications of the personnel needed to carry out theproject. iv.          Define the respective roles and relationships of the staff, user institutions, RBM, etc v.         Outline key success factors and foreseeable, barriers to success, bothexternal and internal Deliverable 4: Organizationalstructure, governance structure and human resources plan TASK 3:  IMPLEMENTATION PLANNING AND BID DOCUMENTPREPARATION Thistask will require the consulting firm to: i.         Assess and determine the critical success factors for the  implementation of the hub ii.         Define successful change management process(es) for thesector; iii.         prepare a bidding document that cover all of the goods and services neededforproject implementation.; and, iv.         Develop a timetable for project implementation including a timeline forpublicizing the bids and for awarding the contract(s) for the goodsand services required in line with World Bankprocedures. Deliverable 5: Implementationplan and bidding documents, ready for publication. TASK 4: PREPARATION, PRESENTATIONAND APPROVAL FOR PUBLICATION OF A FINAL REPORT Upon concluding the preparation and publishingof the project bidding documents, the firm, while stillin Malawi will formally present the findings and recommendations and a nearfinal version of the report to the Reserve Bank of Malawi, MAMN, MUSCCO and the project Steering Committee. The firm will, at thispresentation, answer questions and take comments and suggestions based on the presentation and the draft Final Report providedhowever that the draft report shall be circulated to the stakeholders, one week before the date of thepresentation. After the Presentation, the contractor willmake the final changes suggested by the Steering Committeeand submit the Final Report to the Reserve Bank of Malawi throughtheSteering Committee. The Contractor shall ensure that the Final Reportis a substantive and comprehensive report of all of thework performed in accordance with these Terms of Reference for Phase II, including all deliverables and shall cover and synthesizethe findings of all the preceding tasks, information, recommendations and guidelines.  The report shall be delivered in soft copy (Microsoft word document and pdf) andduly signed three hard copies. Deliverable 6: Final Report andPresentation Notes: 4.    Expected outputs/ Summary of Deliverables 4.1           Deliverable 1: Inceptionreport 4.2           Deliverable 2: Needs/Requirement Assessmentdocument. 4.3           Deliverable 3: Design, Technology Definitions,Business Model of the Hub & presentation on the same 4.4           Deliverable 4: Report on economic, operationaland financial viability 4.5           Deliverable 5: Organizational structure,governance structure and Human Resources Plan 4.6           Deliverable 6: Implementation plan and biddingdocuments, ready for publication. 4.7           Deliverable 7: Final Report and PresentationNotes. 5.     Reporting The consulting firm shall interact and communicateas need arises, render services and produce the deliverables stipulatedabove under the general technical direction of the DirectorMicrofinance and Capital Markets of Reserve Bank of Malawi who will work closely with Director, National Payments.The reports shall bedelivered in bothhard and soft copies and duly signed. 6.     Key staff and Qualifications Interested consulting firms should provide information demonstrating that they have the required combination ofqualifications and relevant experience in conducting a consultancy of this nature. Team members should include: ·       Team Leader: Business and processanalysis/software developer and must hold a recognized university degree in a related field, preferable master's  degree from recognized university in informationtechnology/computer science/and business information systems.   He should have at least fiveyears' experience in business processes, designing and systems development.  Experience in similar assignment elsewhere will be an addedadvantage ·       Business/Financial Analyst, musthold a recognized university degree in a related technical field, preferably to master's degree level infinance/banking/economics/business administration Allmembers of the team must have no less than five years of work experience in business analysis, business development, anddevelopment of technical and functional requirements. 7.     Contract duration Theassignment is for a maximum of 3 calendar months from the date of signing the contract. 8.      Selection of Consultant The consultant firm will be selected in accordance with Quality and Cost BasedSelection (QCBS) procedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers, of January, 2011revised in 2014.  Furtherinformation can be obtained at the address below during office hours (8.00 hours to 16.00 hours Malawi time). 9.     Submission of Expressions of Interest Interested consulting firms must provideinformation indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (i.e. brochures, description of similar assignments,experience in similar conditions etc.). Expressions of interest must be delivered to the addressbelow by Friday, 22nd April2015. The Project Manager Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project (FSTAP) Reserve Bank of Malawi P.O. Box 30063. Lilongwe3, Malawi. Tel:    +265 1770 600/924 FAX:   (265) 1 773 752 E-mail:  josmilner@fstap.org and copy stsokonombwe@fstap.org

EOI - Malawi - Consultancy services for improved efficiency and competitiveness of local businesses in the Nacala corridor

 | Published March 15, 2017
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EOI - Malawi - Consultancy services for improved efficiency and competitiveness of local businesses in the Nacala corridor

MW- Second AF to Ag SWAp Support Project - P148964

AGRICULTURE SECTORWIDE APPROACH SUPPORT PROJECT | Published April 7, 2015  -  Deadline April 27, 2015
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Expression Of Interest For Consultancy Services For The Review, Design And Specification Of Permits Issuing Systemfor The Department Of Immigration MINISTRY OF INDUSTRY AND TRADE AGRICULTURE SECTORWIDE APPROACH SUPPORTPROJECT MULTIDONOR TRUSTFUND EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR CONSULTANCYSERVICES FOR THE REVIEW,DESIGN AND SPECIFICATION OF PERMITS ISSUING SYSTEM FOR THE DEPARTMENTOFIMMIGRATION 1.          BACKGROUND Agriculture is one of thekey priority areas identified in theMalawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDS II) and the Economic Recovery Plan to ensure sustainable growth. The goal within theMGDS II is to increase agricultural productivity and diversification, thereby increasing the agriculture sector's contribution tosustainable economic growth. An efficient agricultural market is essential for the development of the agricultural sector.Byproviding outlets and incentives for increased production, the marketing system contributes greatly to the commercialization ofsubsistence farmers. Furthermore, the Doing Business environment within which agricultural markets operate has a fundamental effecton the functioning of the agricultural marketing system. Doing Business reforms can play an important role in making the marketingsystem more effective andefficient by removing unnecessary restrictions and by establishing a sound framework for commercialtransactions to reduce uncertainty in the market. Recognising the importance of agriculture, the Government ofMalawi is implementing the Agricultural Sector Wide Approach (ASWAp). ASWAp is a single comprehensive programme and budgetframework for investments across the agriculture sector.  The programme is implementedthrough the Agricultural Sector Wide Approach Support Project (ASWAp-SP), which is funded by several donors and developmentpartners who have established a Multi Donor Trust Fund (MTDF) through the World Bank. These donors include EU, Norway, DFID, IrishAid, FICA and USAID. One of the focus areas ofthe programme is to improve theagricultural business enabling environment in support of agricultural diversification, a more market oriented agriculture andintegration into agricultural value chains and regional markets. Under the coordination of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, theproject is intended to finance consultancies and training required to facilitate legal and regulatory reforms and otheractivitiesaimed at improving the business environment and agricultural commercialization. One of the important areas affecting the agribusinessenvironment and agricultural commercialization in Malawi is the lengthy and costly process of obtaining Business Residence Permits(BRPs) and Temporary Employment Permits (TEPs). Most foreign investors struggle to obtain BRPs and TEPs partly because there islittle automation in the system and the records are still manual. If Malawi is to attract foreign direct investment in theagricultural sector, especially in commercial farming and agricultural processing, there is need to improve and automate the permitissuance system. Improvement of the system will enable investors in the agricultural sector to settle in quickly and also to bringin expertise that is currently lacking in the sector. In view of this ASWAP-SP is seeking the services of companyor group of consultants with expertskills in permits issuing and development to assist the Department ofImmigration (DOI) in thedevelopment and implementation of an automation program that will see the introduction of a computerized permits platform, aimed atimproving the Department's operations in the delivery of its permits responsibilities. 2.         OBJECTIVES OF THE CONSULTANCY /ASSIGNMENT The general objective of the assignment is to help the officeof the Chief Immigration Officer (CIO) undertake a comprehensive review of permits issuance processes and procedures with a view toimprove efficiency in the delivery of permits-processing services.  The goal is toenable Malawi to have an efficient, effective and sustainable system in place for the issuance, processing, monitoring and controlof permits.  It is expected that the accomplishment of this assignment will be guidedby the following outcomes: ?           Reduction in the number of days to issue business residencepermits, temporary employment permits and permanentresidence permits through reducing time and cost of compliance with permitsprocessing procedures; ?           Improvement in  the efficiency of permits processing services through simplifying and streamliningprocedures for issuance and control of permits, and automating the immigration permit registryfunction; ideally making the process of issuance and monitoring more efficient and equitable; 3.         NEED FORCONSULTANCY In view of the above objectives and the impendingintroduction of an automated permits-processing system, there is need to prepare the DOI for the reforms and automation of thepermits-processing services in order to streamline the processes that clients or stakeholders must comply with when processing apermit. The DOI is therefore seeking the services of consultants toprovide high quality and consistent support with the implementation and monitoring of the appropriate permits-issuingsolution.  Therequirement is for a suitably qualified and experienced consulting firmwith expert skills in permits and development to capture and validate the data from manual files and records; and also to designand specify an integrated permits-issuing system. Accordingly, the consultants will among other tasks berequired to undertake an institutional assessment of the immigration registry; design an appropriate registry model for Malawi;develop an appropriate institutional framework for delivery of functions of the immigration registry; digitize and automatetheimmigration registry; develop a plan for capacity building including training and a framework for testing the efficiency of theregistry as a means to determine future support needs. The consultant must be well versed with data processing andvalidation, forms design and data entry, report generators and report writers as well as industry standardDatabase ManagementSystems (DBMS) preferably Microsoft SQL, with in-depth knowledge and experience in systems designing andspecification. In order to achieve the objectives defined by the Governmentof Malawi regarding permits-processing services to make the DOI a successful operation, the consultants will primarily be requiredto review existing legislation that may need to be amended and propose such amendments as may be necessary; map existingrequirements and procedures needed to process a new BRP, TEP and PRP; develop a strategy to preserve existing data and records in areadily searchable database. The consultants will be required to develop comprehensivedrafts of regulations and procedures needed for the operationalization of the immigration registry (permitssection); undertake aseries of consultations with stakeholders to discuss and comment on draft regulations and procedures. The consultantswill also beexpected to assist the DOI in undertaking in-depth review of its business processes relating to permits, the need for improvingthese business processes and the need for introducing the use of ICTinto the business process to improve effectiveness andefficiency; specifically to improve its operations in the delivery of permits-issuing services. It is also expected that the consultants will providemanagement support to the DOI including inthe area of Information Communication Technology during the hardware and softwareimplementation phase. The outputs from this consultancy will be used in the second phase of the project and the consultants will beexpected to assist DOI in procuring, installing and developing the permits system network. It should be noted that the consultantwill be eligible to submit an expression of interest in the second phase ofthe project. 4.         EXPRESSION OF INTEREST The Ministry of Industry and Trade is now seeking expressionsof interests from suitably qualified consulting firms to carry out this assignment. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (description ofsimilar assignments undertaken, experience in similar conditions, detailed staffing schedule and curriculum vitae of the proposedpersonnel).  An estimated cost of the assignment is not required at this stage. Interested consultants mayobtain further information and thefull Terms of Reference (ToRs) from address in 7 below from 08:00 to 16:30 hrs local time. 5.         SELECTION OF THECONSULTANT The consultants will be selected in accordance with Qualityand Cost Based Selection method (QCBS) and procedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers 2011. 8.         QUALIFICATIONS &EXPERIENCE The assignment will require a firm or group of consultants,who should have knowledge in permits-processing systems and experience in automation of immigration registry functions.  In addition, the consultants should have both knowledge of best practices ofpermits-processing systems in the developed world, and experience in implementing reforms in regional developingcountries. In addition, the consultants should have the ability to workpatiently and effectively with public officials, and to draw on reform examples worldwide to persuade them of the benefits ofreform and how to mitigate risks, they should have strong analytical skills and ability to prioritize tasks to beaccomplished. The core team must also demonstrate relevant experience indata processing as well as validationand should include at least the following: ?          A Team Leader who must be a migration expert with over five (5)years experience in permits processing and an advanced degree in Business Administration or any relevant field from aninternationally recognised institution as well as possession of an international post graduate qualification in migration or anyother relevant qualification ?          An automation practitioner with a degree in Computer Science orits equivalent from an internationally recognized university, at least five (5) years experience in projects involving informationsystems reforms, experience and knowledge of data base software systems and design will also berequired. Specifically, the proposed core team musthave: 6.1       Expert knowledge and skills in permits-processing reforms & procedures 6.2       Good knowledge in regulations that govern issuance ofpermits 6.3       Detailed knowledge in international best practicesrelatingpermits 6.4       Good Knowledge and experience in forms design and practical data    entry 6.5       Expert Knowledge with report generators and report writers 6.6       Ability to work with a team of people of various levels of computerproficiency 6.7       Proficiency with Relational Databases including Oracle, SQL Server, Microsoft SQL,and Microsoft Access. Proficiency with Microsoft SQL is key. 7.         NAME AND ADDRESS OF OFFICE FOR SEEKING CLARIFICATIONS AND COLLECTION OFFULL TERMS OF REFERENCE The Project Coordinator,ASWAP-SP Ministry of Industry and Trade Gemini House PO Box 30366 Lilongwe 3 Malawi Attention: Ms EstherMwimba M:       +265 1770244 Fax:     +2651770680 E:       esmwimba@yahoo.co.uk and copiedto gkanthiti@gmail.com and heltongondwe@yahoo.co.uk 8.         SUBMISSION OF EXPRESSION OF INTEREST Expressions of Interest clearly marked "EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR THE REVIEW, DESIGN AND SPECIFICATION OF PERMITS ISSUING SYSTEM FOR THE DEPARTMENT OFIMMIGRATION", must be delivered or e-mailed to the Ministryof Industry and Trade at the address indicated below by 4.00 p.m. local time on Monday 27thApril, 2015. The Chairperson Internal Procurement Committee Ministry of Industry and Trade Gemini House PO Box 30366 Lilongwe 3 Malawi Attention: The ProcurementOfficer Or Email:             esmwimba@yahoo.co.uk and copiedto gkanthiti@gmail.com and heltongondwe@yahoo.co.uk

MW - Lilongwe Water Project - P153205

Lilongwe Water Project | Published April 18, 2016  -  Deadline May 4, 2016
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Detailed Designand Cosntruction Supervision Of Water Distribution Network And Associated Structures For Lilongwecity REPUBLIC OF MALAWI LILONGWE WATER BOARD LILONGWE WATER PROJECT REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR DETAILED DESIGN  ANDCOSNTRUCTION SUPERVISION OF WATER DISTRIBUTION NETWORK AND ASSOCIATED STRUCTURES FOR LILONGWE CITY REFERENCE NO: LWSP-01 APRIL, 2016 1.          The Government of Malawi (GoM) hasreceived financing from the International Development Agency (IDA) to finance activities for the preparation under the Lilongwe Water Project (LWP) coordinated by the Ministry of AgricultureIrrigation and Water Development and Lilongwe Water Board,and intends to apply part of the proceeds of these funds toward eligible costs for consulting services for DetailedDesign AND Construction Supervision of Water Distribution Network and Associated Structures for Lilongwe City under Lilongwe WaterBoard. 2.          The consulting services ("the Services") include detailed design and constructionsupervision of water supply distribution network and associated structures for Lilongwe City and surrounding areascommensurate with national and international standards asrecommended complete in all respects, prepare bill of quantities for works including, drawings, maps, tender documents, supervision, contract managementetc. 3.           The Lilongwe Water Board now invites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing theServices. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevantexperience to perform the Services. The short listing criteria are; 1.1.       Experience in consultancy assignments (core business and years in business) for aminimum of 10 years; 1.2.       Experience in carrying out preliminary and detailed designs of water supply distribution networks and relatedinfrastructure for minimum of 6 years; 1.3.       Experience in assessment and design of water distribution rehabilitation works andmaintenance with minimum 6 years; 1.4.       Experience in preparation of tender documents and project management for a minimum of 6years; 1.5.       Experience in construction supervision and works contract administration fora minimum of6 years; 1.6.       Experienceof firm in the sub-saharan region; Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhancetheir qualifications. 4.           The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selectionand Employment of by World Bank Borrowers dated January, 2011 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank'spolicy on conflict of interest. 5.           The consultant will be selected in accordance with Quality andCost Based Selection (QCBS) procedures set out in theWorld Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World BankBorrowers dated January, 2011. 6.           Interested Consultants may obtain further information from theaddress below from 08:00 to 16:30 hours from Monday to Friday during working days. The Programme Manager Lilongwe Water Project ManobecBuilding, Area 4, Off Paul Kagame Road Private Bag 353, Lilongwe 3, Malawi Tel.: + 265 1 755 011/755 025 Email: thony.msendema@gmail.com Att: Procurement Specialist 7.           Expressions of Interest clearly marked "Consultancy Services for Detailed Designs of Water Distribution Network andAssociatedStructures for Lilongwe City" must be delivered to the Lilongwe Water Board, at the address below by 4 May, 2016. The Chairperson Internal Procurement Committee Lilongwe Water Board MadziHouse, Area 3, Off Likuni Road Post Office Box 96 Lilongwe, MALAWI

MW-Strengtheni Safety Nets System-MASAF4 - P133620

Local Development Fund - TST | Published March 15, 2016  -  Deadline April 7, 2016
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Supply And Delivery Of Motor Vehicles LOCALDEVELOPMENT FUND INVITATION FOR BIDS (IFB) SUPPLYAND DELIVERY OF MOTOR VEHICLES INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIVE BIDDING Procurement Reference number: LDF/MASAF 4 /G/01 Credit No- IDA 53430 Project ID-P133620 Project Name- Strengthening Safety Nets System ?MASAF4additional Financing 1.      This Invitation for Bids followsthe General Procurement Notice for this Project that appeared inDevelopment Business and local Newspapers of 20thJanuary,2014. 2.      The Malawi Government has received a credit/grant from the InternationalDevelopment Association of the World Bank towards the cost of Strengthening Safety Nets Systems- MASAF 4 Additional Financing andit intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments for Supply and Delivery of Motor Vehicles. The Local Development Fund ? Technical Support Team would like to use part of thefunds to procure the above referenced goods and now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the supply and delivery of ThirtyFive (35) Station Wagon Motor Vehicles Description of items Quantity Delivery Period Lot  1 Station Wagon 35 8-12Weeks 3.           Bidding will be conducted in accordance with the International  Competitive Bidding procedures specified in the  World Bank  Guidelines :Procurement of Goods, Works and Non Consulting Services under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers,January 2011 and Revised July, 2015, and is open to all bidders from eligible source countries as defined in theGuidelinesd.3 Interested eligible bidders may obtainfurther information from The Procurement Specialist, Local Development Fund- TST, Private Bag352, and Lilongwe and inspect the bidding documents at the address given below at 7(a) from09:00hours to 16:00 hours duringworking hours and working days. 4.      Qualifications requirements include: Certificates of Registration, Power ofAttorney, Number of years in Business, Brochures of Vehicles to be supplied, Experience and Technical Capability, Local VehicleServing. A Margin of preference for goods manufactured domestically shall not apply. Additional details are provided in the BiddingDocuments. 5.      A complete set of BiddingDocuments in English may be purchased by interested bidders on submission of a written request to the address below at7(b) and uponpayment of a non-refundable fee of MWK 40,000.00. The method of payment will be cash or Bank Certified Cheque. Bidding documents will be sent to courier services tooverseasdeliveries upon payment of Twenty United States Dollars. Local Bidders are encouraged to purchase and collect the documentsfrom MASAF LDF Offices in Area 14 Lilongwe. 6.      Bidsmust be delivered to theaddress below at 6(c) at or before 15: 00 Hours  on 7th April, 2016. Electronic Bidding will not be permitted.  Late bids shall be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of all thebidders' representatives who choose to attend at the address below at 7(d)at 15:00 hours of 7th April, 2016. All bids must beaccompanied by a BidSecurity of a least 2% or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency. 7  (a)   Address documents may beinspected: Yvonne Kaphantengo (Mrs) The Procurement Specialist Local Development Fund ?TST Red Cross Building, Area14 Private Bag 352 Lilongwe (b)    Address documents will be issued from: Local DevelopmentFund ?TST Red Cross Building, Area14 Private Bag 352 Lilongwe (c)    Address Bids must be delivered to: The IPC Chairman Local Development Fund ? TST Area 14,Red Cross House Private Bag 352 Lilongwe (d)    Address of Bid Opening: Local Development Fund Conference Room on 7th  April 2016.

MW-Financial Sector Technical Assistance - P122616

Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project (FSTAP),Reserve Bank of Malawi | Published September 26, 2016  -  Deadline October 7, 2016
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Consultant To Undertake An Assessment For The Definition Of An Appropriate Legal Framework For The Pawn Shop Industry In Malawi. RESERVE BANKOF MALAWI FINANCIAL SECTOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROJECT (FSTAP) REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OFINTEREST (INDIVIDUALCONSULTANT) Country:                    Malawi Name ofProject:        Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project(FSTAP) ConsultingServices:  Consultancy services to undertake anassessment for the definition of an appropriate legal framework for the pawn shop industry inMalawi Credit No.                  4897 Mw Project IDNo.                         P122616 Date ofIssue:             21st September 2016 1.   This Invitation follows the General Procurement Notice for this Project thatappeared in Development Business, of March 29th,2012. 2.    The Government of the Republic of Malawi has received financing from theWorld Bank toward the cost of the Financial Sector Technical AssistanceProject (FSTAP), and intends to apply part of the proceeds of this credit towards eligible costs for therecruitment of a Consultant to undertake an assessment for the definition of anappropriate legal framework for the pawn shop industry in Malawi. 3.      Background The Government of Malawi (GoM)recognizes the vital role that the financial sector plays in the development of the country. A key intervention is theimplementation of the five-year Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project (FSTAP), which the GoM isfinancing with a credit fromthe International Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank. The project aims at increasing access to finance for thecurrently unbanked but bankable population of Malawi.  Theproject's primary end-beneficiaries will be the financially excluded population. While significant progress in theregulatory framework has been made, the formal financial sector in Malawi remains small, concentrated and services a narrow clientbase and the pawnshop industry was seemingly not envisaged in the current financial sector regulatoryframework. The RBM therefore intends to usepart of the proceeds of the credit to make eligible payments for the services ofan individual as a technical assistance expert tothe definition of an appropriate legal framework for pawn shops in Malawi. While legal and regulatoryframework for the financial sector has been developed, the legal and regulatory framework did not envisage pawn shops as a form offinancing. Evidence showsthat pawn shops do exists in Malawi but are currently operating without appropriate regulatory andsupervisory framework to govern their operations. Therefore, the Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) would like to carry out an assessmentfor the definition of an appropriate legal and regulatory framework for the pawn shop industry in Malawi. Through thisinterventionthe RBM wishes to ascertain what needs to be o put in place for the pawnshop industry to become a viable alternative tool forincreasing access to financing in Malawi that will help spur growth and development. 4.     Objectives of the Assignment The objective of the feasibility assessment is to come up with clear practical recommendations for establishing a legal and regulatory framework for Pawn shops inMalawi that will spur growth and activity in the financial sector. Specifically, the studywill: ·                 Identifyimpediments to growth and development of pawn shops in Malawi; ·                 Assess thepolicy, legal and macroeconomic environment in which pawn shop businesses operate in the country to determine regulatory gaps andimpediments to the industry Determine demand and supply for pawn shop business in the country; ·                 Undertakecomparative analysis of the sector with other jurisdictions in the region; and ·                 Proposeappropriate legal, regulatory and policy recommendations for the establishment of the pawnshops. 5.     Scope of the Assignment In coming up with recommendations, the consultant is expected to: 3.1            Analyse and review existingpolicies and laws, if any, on the pawn shops industry in Malawi; 3.2            Analyse the macroeconomicenvironment in which pawn shop businesses are operating; 3.3            Assess challenges currentlybeing faced by pawnshop sector and the extent to which regulation would help to reduce suchchallenges; 3.4            Estimate current demand andsupply of pawn shopproducts in the different market segments; 3.5            Assess viability of a formalmarket for pawn shops in Malawi; 3.6            Analyse the sources offunding and structure for the local pawn shop industry; 3.7            Compare Malawi's pawn shopsector with other countries in the region in terms of: ·                 Legal and policyframework ·                 Productdiversity ·                 Total industrycredit market to pawn shop market ·                 Funding sourcesfor pawn shops 3.8            Identify the key componentsthat should be included in the pawn shop legal and regulatory framework (policy, legal and regulatory) forMalawi; 3.9            Make recommendations on howto make pawn shop sector vibrant through regulation; 3.10         Develop the appropriate legal and regulatory framework forpawn shops. The Consultant will work inclose consultation with the Microfinance and Capital Markets Supervision department of theRBM. 6.     Deliverables and Timelines 5.1            An inception report after 5 working days; 5.2            Draft Pawn Shop Finance Framework Study report to be discussed with stakeholders in Workshop, latest 30 working days aftercommencing the assignment; 5.3            Final and approved Pawn Shop Finance Framework Study report and relevant legal framework at the end of the assignment,maximum 60 working days after commencing the assignment. 7.     Qualifications The candidate must demonstrate the following qualifications and experience 6.1            At least Master's degree in a relevant field such as banking and finance, business administration, economics, andlaw, 6.2            Minimum of 5 years work experience for aPhD holder or 10 years work experience for a Master's degree holder in relevantfields such as finance, banking, and law; and 6.3            Proven track-record in business and finance consultancy. 8.     Competency and Skills 7.1            Strong interpersonal skillswith ability to work under pressure and to establish and maintain effective work relationships with people of differentbackgrounds; 7.2            Ability to takeinitiative and to work independently, as well as part of a team; 7.3             Proven capacity to organize and facilitate workshops andmeetings; 7.4            Ready to travelextensively; and 7.5            Organizational skills andadherence todeadlines. 9.     Reporting Requirements The successful candidate will be required to report to the Director, Microfinance and Capital Markets of theReserve Bank of Malawi. 10. Duration of theAssignment The study is expected to be completedwithin 60 working days from the time ofsigning contract with the successful consultant. The Consultant should therefore provide a detailed timeline for executing thestudy including perceived project risks and contingency plans. 11.  Selection ofConsultant The Consultant will be selected in accordance withIndividual Consultant procedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers of (January, 2011) revised in (2014). 12.  Submission of expression ofInterest Interested individual consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (i.e. brochures,description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, CVs etc.). 13.   Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours i.e. 0900 to 1600 hourslocal time. 14.  Expressions of interest must be delivered to theaddress below by 07th October2016. (Signed by) ProjectManager, FinancialSector Technical Assistance Project (FSTAP), ReserveBank of Malawi, Convention Drive, P.O. Box30063, CapitalCity, Lilongwe 3 TEL:   (265) 1 770 600/771600 FAX:   (265) 1 773 752 E-mail: josmilner@fstap.org and copy: stsokonombwe@fstap.org

MW-Financial Sector Technical Assistance - P122616

Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project (FSTAP) | Published April 7, 2016  -  Deadline April 15, 2016
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Expressions Of Interest For A Consultant To Develop A Framework For Leasing Finance RESERVE BANK OF MALAWI FINANCIAL SECTOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROJECT (FSTAP) Country:                     Malawi Name of Project:        FinancialSector Technical Assistance Project(FSTAP) Consulting Services:    Development of a Framework for Leasing Finance Credit No.                 4897 Mw Project IDNo.          P122616 Date of Issue:             25th March2016 EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FORA CONSULTANT TO DEVELOP A FRAMEWORK FOR LEASING FINANCE 1.   This Invitation followsthe General Procurement Notice for this Project that appeared in Development Business, of March 29th,2012. 2.   The Government of the Republic of Malawi has received financing from the InternationalDevelopment Association (IDA) of the World Bank toward the cost of the Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project (FSTAP), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for the servicesof a consultant to develop a framework for leasing finance. The Ministry of Finance intends to apply part of the proceeds of this credit topayments under the Contract for a consultant to develop a framework leasing finance. 3.    Background Reserve Bank together withThe Ministry of Finance is implementing Financial Sector   Technical AssistanceProject (FSTAP) with development assistance from the World Bank. The project aims at increasing access to finance for thecurrentlyunbanked, but bankable Malawi population. Ministry of Finance is implementing Component 4 of the FSTAP Project AppraisalDocument (PAD) which is Financial Sector Policy and Governance Capacity and Long-term Finance. The component is supporting the establishment of a policy framework and the legal and institutionalinfrastructure to: facilitate the provision of long term finance; strengthen the Government's capacity toformulate and implementpolicies which support long term financing; develop an infrastructure financing framework; and carry out diagnostic studies to identify short andmedium term solutions to the long term financing challenge in Malawi. Absence of long term creditis one of the major impediments to doing business in Malawi. One of the possible solutions for longterm finance for businesses andindustry is the availability of leasing finance. Acting as an alternative source of funding for long term finance for capitalitems, leasing finance is expected to go some way towards meeting the growing demand for long term finance in the country.Therefore, the Government of Malawi would like to carry out an assessment for the establishment of a leasing finance framework inMalawi. Through this intervention the Government wishes to ascertain what needs to be done to put in place a framework that willmake leasing finance available in amounts, and for durations, that will spur growth and development of the leasingsector. 4.    Objectives of the Study The aim of the study is tocome up with clear practical recommendations for establishing a framework for leasing finance in Malawi that will spur growth andactivity in the sector. Specifically, the study will: · Identify impediments to growth anddevelopment of leasing finance in Malawi; · Assess the policy, legal andmacroeconomic environment in which leasing business operates in the country; · Determine demand and supply for leasingfinance in the country; · Undertake comparative analysis of thesector with other jurisdictions in the region; and ·  Propose legal, regulatory and policy recommendations for the establishment of theleasing finance framework. 5.    Scope of Work In coming up with its recommendation, the consultant is expected to: 3.1                Analyse and review existing policiesand laws, if any, on leasing finance; 3.2                Analyse the macroeconomic environmentin which leasing business is operating; 3.3                Assess challenges currently being facedby the leasing sector; 3.4                Estimate current demand and supply ofleasing products in the different market segments; 3.5                Assess viability of a formal market forsecond hand equipment; 3.6                Analyse the sources of funding andstructure forthe local leasing industry; 3.7                Compare Malawi's leasing market withother countries in the region in terms of: o   Legal and policy framework o   Product diversity o   Total industry credit market to leasing market o   Funding sources for leasing companies 3.8  Identify the key components of the leasing framework (policy, legal andregulatory); 3.9  Make recommendations on how to make leasing sector vibrant; The Consultant will work in close consultation with the Financial Sector Policy Unit (FSPU) inthe Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development and the Study Steering Committee. 6.    Methodology The successful consultant isexpected to come up with a methodology for the study. 7.    Consultant's Deliverables and Timelines 7.1  An inception report after 5 working days; 7.2  Draft Leasing Finance Framework Study report to be discussedwith stakeholders inWorkshop, latest 30 workingdays after commencing theassignment; 7.3  Final and approved Leasing Finance Framework Study report at the end of theassignment, maximum 60 workingdaysafter commencing the assignment. 8.    Duration The study isexpected to be completed within60working days from the time of signing contract with the successfulconsultant. The Consultant should therefore provide a detailed timelinefor executing the study including perceived project risksand contingency plans. 9.    Qualifications and capabilities The candidate mustdemonstrate the following qualificationsand experience 9.1  At least Master's degree in a relevant field such as bankingand finance, businessadministration, and economics; 9.2  Minimum of 5 years work experience for a PhD holder or 10 years work experience for aMaster's degree holder in relevant fields such as leasing, finance and banking; 9.3  Proven track-record in leasing finance consultancy; 9.4  Proven capacity to organize and facilitate workshops and meetings; 9.5   Organizational skills andadherenceto deadlines; and 9.6  Excellent communication and reporting skills, with ability to express ideas clearly,concisely and effectively, both orally and inwriting. 10.  Reporting The consultant will report to the Leasing Finance Framework Steering Committee through  its Chairperson. 11.   Selection of Consultant The Consultant will be selected in accordance with Consultant's Qualifications (CQ) proceduresset out in the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants byWorld Bank Borrowers, of January, 2011 revised in 2014. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours (8.00 hours to 16.00hours Malawi time). 12.  Submissionof expressionof Interest Interestedindividual consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the servicessubject of these Terms of Reference (i.e. brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditionsetc.). 13.   Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hoursi.e. 0900 to 1700 hours local time. 14.  Expressions of interest must be delivered to the addressbelow by 15th April 2016. (Signedby) Project Manager, Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project (FSTAP), Reserve Bank of Malawi, Convention Drive, P.O. Box 30063, Capital City, Lilongwe 3 TEL:   (265) 1 770 600/771600 FAX:  (265) 1 773752 E-mail: josmilner@fstap.org and copy: stsokonombwe@fstap.org

MW-Financial Sector Technical Assistance - P122616

Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project (FSTAP) (Reserve Bank of Malawi) | Published February 4, 2016  -  Deadline March 3, 2016
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Systems Audit For The Automated Transfer System (ats) RESERVE BANK OF MALAWI FINANCIAL SECTOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCEPROJECT (FSTAP) Country:                     Malawi Name of Project:        Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project(FSTAP) Consulting Services:    Systems Audit for the Automated Transfer System (ATS) Credit No.                  4897 Mw Project ID No.            P122616 Date of Issue:             5th February, 2016 EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR CONSULTING SERVICES FOR SYSTEMS AUDIT FOR THEAUTOMATED TRANSFER SYSTEM(ATS) 1.      This Invitation follows the General Procurement Notice for this Project thatappeared in Development Business, ofMarch 29th,2012. 2.     The Government of the Republic ofMalawi has received financing from the International Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank toward the cost of the Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project (FSTAP), and intends to apply part of theproceeds for consultant services. TheReserve Bank of Malawi (RBM)intends to apply part of the proceeds of this credit to payments under the Contract for consulting services forSystems audit for the Automated Transfer System(ATS). 3.    The Reserve Bank of Malawi now invites eligible consultants to indicate their interest in providing the services.Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, descriptionof similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.). Consultants mayassociate to enhance their qualifications. 4.    A consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World BankBorrowers (current edition). 5.     Interested consultants may obtain further information and Terms of Reference at the address below during office hours i.e. 0900 to 1700 hours local time. 6.     Expressions of interest must be delivered to the addressbelow by 3rd March 2016. (Signedby) Project Manager, Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project(FSTAP), Reserve Bank of Malawi, Convention Drive, P.O. Box 30063, Capital City, Lilongwe 3 TEL:   (265) 1 770 600/771 600 FAX:  (265) 1 773 752 E-mail: josmilner@fstap.org and copy: stsokonombwe@fstap.org

RFP - PSD Incentives Review

United Nations Development Programme | Published June 30, 2016
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The Government of Malawi developed and launched the National Export Strategy (NES) in December 2012 with the primary objective of boosting and promoting exports of the country’s prioritised productive sectors. These sectors are the Oilseeds and Oilseeds products, the Sugarcane and Sugarcane products and the Manufacturing sector, which include sub-sectors like Beverages, Agro-Processing, Plastics and Packaging and Assembly. The NES is a clearly prioritized roadmap for building Malawi’s productive-base and to generate sufficient exports to match the upward pressure on Malawi’s imports. It is a key strategy in attaining the goals of Malawi’s Growth and Development Strategy II (MGDS II) and central to accomplishing Malawi’s desired move into exporting of high value-added goods and services and to reducing the country’s reliance on the export of raw or semi-raw commodities. It is worth noting that the manufacturing sector in Malawi accounted for only 10% of GDP in 2011, relying mainly on the processing of agricultural commodities (tea, tobacco and sugar) and is predominantly inward-oriented as only 14% of manufactured products are exported.

The low contribution of manufacturing into Malawi’s GDP is due to the limited investments attracted in the sector over the past few decades. As the country aims at promoting private sector development and industrialize in order to become self-sufficient and reduce its reliance on donor support, it is imperative for Malawi to become a competitive destination for both domestic and foreign investment through, inter alia, the provision of a business friendly and enabling environment and strategic incentives for investments in the potential productive sectors. Many countries in the region have also sought to improve on their investment climate through the extensive use of investment and export incentives. The effectiveness of incentives in attracting investment is, however, unclear as little consensus has emerged from the ongoing debate. Some experts believe that incentives are ineffective in attracting foreign direct investment, while others argue that investment incentives contributed significantly to the rapid economic growth of countries such as Singapore, Mauritius, China and South Korea. 

Review of Technical Regulations

Malawi, Regional Bureau for Africa - MALAWI | Published April 27, 2017  -  Deadline May 19, 2017
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In any given market, manufacturers and distributors cannot be given a free rein for their products and processes, especially for those that may endanger the health and safety of consumers or damage the environment. Consequently, governments intervene by establishing technical regulations and other measures to prevent market failures and protect consumers as well as the environment. However, technical regulations can impede trade if they are improperly elaborated or established for illegitimate objectives. There is thus a need for a framework to minimize obstacles that could arise from technical regulations in trade. This need is met by the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT Agreement), which provides rules for the elaboration of technical regulations, standards and conformity assessment procedures to ensure that these do not create unnecessary barriers to trade, and the WTO Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS Agreement), which concerns the application of food safety and plant and animal health measures (regulations). Technical regulations should, as far as possible, be based on international standards so that in principle the same product could get access to various markets.Once technical regulations are promulgated, they need to be enforced so that they achieve the objective of their promulgation. The enforcement of technical regulations should be done in such a manner that their legitimate objectives are fulfilled without putting unnecessary burden on business. This can be achieved by an effective market surveillance system, combined when required, with pre-market controls.There is therefore need to conduct a documentary and field survey of the Malawian situation with regards to technical regulations, standards, conformity assessment procedures and SPS measures and their enforcement. This process has to involve the gathering of data on technical regulations, analyzing their alignment to the provisions of the WTO TBT and SPS Agreements and assessing the status of their enforcement.This assignment will be undertaken and supported in terms of the “Development of a Robust Standardization, Quality Assurance, Accreditation and Metrology (SQAM) infrastructure in Malawi” project (hereafter referred to as “the SQAM Project), funded by the European Union (EU), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Malawi Government.

Fin Reporting and Oversight Improvement - P130878

Ministry of Finance | Published June 4, 2015  -  Deadline July 31, 2015
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Supply, Installation, Configuration, Integration, Testing, Deployment (including Training And Establishment Of Thesupport Structure), Commissioning And Support Of A Desktop Client And Web-based Ifmis And Associated Hardware And Support Services TheRepublic of Malawi MINISTRY OFFINANCE, ECONOMIC PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS) Invitation for Bids(IFB) The Supply, installation,configuration, integration, testing, deployment (including training and establishment of the support structure), commissioning andsupport of a desktop client and web-based IFMIS and associated hardware and support services IFB Number: MoF/PFEMG08 INTERNATIONALCOMPETITIVE BIDDING 1.               Governmentof Malawi wishesto engage a supplier to provide a New IFMIS Application as stated in this IFB number MoF/PFEMG08 2.               The Ministry ofFinance of Malawi serves as the implementing agency and now invites sealed bids from eligible Bidders forthe supply, installation, configuration,integration, testing, deployment (including training and establishment of the support structure), commissioning and support of aweb-basedIFMIS and associated hardware, networking and support services. 3.               Bidding will be conducted using the InternationalCompetitive Bidding (ICB)procedures specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits, edition of  January 2011 revised July 2014 and is open to Bidderseligibleas defined in these Guidelines. 4.               Invited bidders must have the financial, technical, and production capability(either independently or in a joint venture and/or sub-contracting arrangement, within which the invited bidderwill be theprincipal bidder and contractor), necessary to perform the Contract to supply, install, configure, integrate, test, deploy (including training and establishment of the support structure), commissionandsupport a web-based Integrated Financial Management Information Software (IFMIS) and associated hardware support services which includes allofthefollowing components whose specifications are provided in the Technical Requirements: a)               Multi-currency, Web-based IFMIS Application Softwarecomprising the following modules: (i)             Budget and Fund Management (ii)            Bank and Cash Management (iii)          Commitment Control (iv)          Procurement, Inventory and Contract Management (v)            Payment Management (vi)          Revenue Management (vii)        GeneralLedger (viii)      Project Management (ix)         AssetManagement (x)            Electronic Document Management (xi)          Help Desk Management (xii)        FinancialReporting Tool (xiii)       HRMIS (Payroll and Pensions) b)              Interfaces with the following systems (i)             Debt and Aid Management System (ii)           ReserveBankofMalawi (RBM). (iii)         MalawiRevenue Authority (iv)         LocalGovernmentIFMIS (v)           ODPP Procurement System (vi)          Road Traffic Revenue Collection System (vii)        Public Sector InvestmentProgramme (PSIP) . c)               Implementation services and support, including training in the application softwareand relational database software, business process design and systems integration services. Training to also include training ofSuper Users as future trainers. d)              Design of online customized forms andreports. e)               Two months onsite post implementation support after'go-live' and on-going maintenance support for a period of at least 5 years. The five year support period covers 3 year warrantperiod and 2 years after the expiry of the warrant. 5.       Bidders must meet thefollowing minimum qualification criteria: a)               Either be the prime manufacturer of the proposed IFMIS application software, or be formally approved and authorized by themanufacturer to supply, implement and support the software being tendered.  Bidders will be required to provide evidence of their accreditation from theprime manufacturers with their bids. b)              Be able toprovide in-country support for the software and equipment being tendered.  The bidder must provide documentary evidence to indicate capabilities in terms ofmanagement and human resource capabilities to provide aftersales local technical support. c)               Have been in the business of supplying and supporting the proposed software for not less than 3 years and should have anannual turnover in excess of US$ 7 million (or the currency equivalent. d)              Have undertaken at least two (2) successful (i.e. signed off and acceptedby the purchaser as a fully operational system)implementations of the proposed IFMIS software within the public sector during the last 10 years, which is similarinnature and complexity to theproposed contract. This implementation must haveinvolved the supply, installation and technical support of the proposed integrated IFMIS software at multiple sites.  Bidders will be required to provide evidence of pastinstallations/ implementations. e)               Have proven accounting, financial and internal control knowledge and experience, to support the required business processdesign and system integration services. f)               Must have successfully provided training and supportservices for the software being tendered. Also software turnover to the nationals must have been successfully implemented in theagreed project timeline. g)              For the purposes of establishing a Bidder'squalifications,the experience and / or resources of any Joint Venture or sub-contract partner will contribute to the Bidder'squalifications. Technical qualifications of subcontractors will be taken into account in assessingthe bidders' overallqualifications. h)              Be able to demonstrate financial capacity with at leastthree (3) years audited financial statements (2010 ? 2013) 6.               Test scripts will be used as part of post-qualification  evaluation process to confirm the compliance of the proposed solutionsagainst key functional and operational requirements. Representatives who will implement the projectfrom the lowest evaluated bidder will be invited to visit Malawi todemonstrate their software against the test scripts at a date that willbe communicated later. 7.               A complete set of bidding document in English may be collected by interestedbidders  upon payment of a non-refundable fee ofUSD200.00 or equivalent. The method of payment will be cash or bank certified cheque. The document will be sent by Courier at the expense of thebidder to those bidders who will not be able to collect. A pre-bidmeeting which potential bidders may attend will be held on Tuesday 30thJune 2015 from 10:00 am local time. Thereafter, the client will invite bidders who may wish to undertake site visits at Lilongwe,Blantyre, Zomba and Mzuzu offices. 8.               Bids must be delivered tothe address below on or before Friday31st July,2015at 3:00 pmlocal time.All bids need to be secured by a bankguarantee. The amount of a Bid security required is One Hundred and Sixty Thousand US Dollars (US$160,000).Late bids will be rejected. The address referred toabove for bid enquiries and submission purposes is: The Chairperson, InternalProcurement Committee Ministry ofFinance Capital Hill P.O. Box30049 Lilongwe,Malawi Email address:pfemprocurement@finance.gov.mw Telephone:     +265-1 789355 Fax:               +265-1 789 173 9.                Bidswill be opened in the presence of the Bidders' representatives who choose to attend at the address below at 3:00 pm local timeon Friday 31st July 2015. Conference Room, SecondFloor Ministry ofFinance CapitalHill 2ndFloor Lilongwe,Malawi 10.             The attention of prospective Biddersis drawn to (i) the fact that they will be required to certify in their bids that all software is either covered by a valid licenseor was produced by the Bidder and (ii) that violations are considered fraud, which can result in ineligibility to be awarded WorldBank-financed contracts.

Procurement of Biometric Registration Kits for Malawi

Procurement Service Unit, Copenhagen - MALAWI | Published December 5, 2016  -  Deadline January 6, 2017
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Dear Bidder,The Procurement Services Unit (PSU) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) invites you to submit a bid for Biometric Registration Kits(BRK) including software and other related items, as described in Section 5 of this Invitation to Bid.Deadline for submission of bids is as indicated and updated in the e-tendering system. Please note the system shows EST/EDT (New York) timezone. Bids must be submitted before deadline. System will not accept any late bids.Access to eTendering:Please note that this procurement process is being conducted through online tendering system of UNDP. Bidders who wish to submit an offer must be registered in the system. If already registered, sign in using your username and password. Use “Forgotten password” link if you do not remember your password. Do not create a new profile. If you have never registered in the system before, you can register by visiting the link below and follow the instructions provided in the user guide for bidders in the document attached:https://etendering.partneragencies.orgUsername: event.guestPassword: why2changePlease note: It is strongly recommended to create your username with two parts, your first name and last name separated by “.”, similar to the one shown above.. Once registered you will receive a valid password to registered email address which you can use for signing in and changing your password. Password selected by you must contain at least 8 characters, at least one being in capital, and 1 being a number. You can participate in the bid event only if you have registered in the system.How to find the event and tender documentation:Once registered, bidders have to insert under the field \"Event ID\" the following: \"UNDP1\" in first box, and \"GP500164\" ​in second box, and click the Search button. Should the bidder have problems in finding the event, please consult the attached manual for bidders for other details.Other provisions:As soon as you created the profile or logged in with existing one, please indicate whether you intend to submit an offer by clicking on “Accept Invitation” button in the eTendering system. Such step will enable you to receive corresponding notifications as bidder. Should you require further clarifications, kindly communicate with the contact person/s identified in the provided Bid Data Sheet. Bidders are also strongly advised to go through additional materials on using eTendering (i.e. videos, manual) posted here:http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/operations/procurement/business/procurement-notices/resources/ UNDP looks forward to receiving your Bid and thanks you in advance for your interest in UNDP procurement opportunities.Yours sincerely,Procurement Services UnitOffice for Sourcing and OperationsUnited Nations Development Programme

MW-Financial Sector Technical Assistance - P122616

Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project (FSTAP), | Published October 10, 2016  -  Deadline October 21, 2016
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Recruitment Of A Consultant To Steer The Implementation Of The Risk Based Supervision For Deposit Taking And Non-deposit Taking Microfinance Institutions (mfis) RESERVE BANKOF MALAWI FINANCIAL SECTOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROJECT(FSTAP) REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OFINTEREST (INDIVIDUALCONSULTANT) Country:                     Malawi Name of Project:        Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project (FSTAP) Consulting Services:  Consultancy services for theImplementation of The Risk-Based  Supervision for Deposit Taking Microfinance Institutions andNon- Deposit Taking Microfinance Institutions Credit No.                  4897 Mw Project ID No.           P122616 Date of Issue:            07th October 2016 1.   This Invitation follows the GeneralProcurement Notice for this Project that appeared inUN Development Business, ofMarch 29th,2012. 2.     The Government of the Republic of Malawi hasreceived financing from the World Bank towardthe cost of the Financial Technical AssistanceProject (FSTAP), and intends to apply part of the proceeds of this credit towards eligible costs for the recruitment of a consultant to steer theimplementation of the Risk Based Supervision for Deposit Taking and Non-Deposit Taking Microfinance Institutions(MFIs) 3.     The Reserve Bank of Malawi now invites eligibleindividualconsultants to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested consultants must provide information indicating thatthey are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, etc.).Selectionwill be based on qualifications and experience stipulated below: (a)   At least a master's degree in risk management, microfinance,law,finance, banking and /or economics; (b)  Minimum of 5 years work experience for a PhD holder or 10 years workexperience for a Master's degree holder in relevant fields such asrisk management, microfinance, orbanking; (c)   Extensive exposure to relevant international standards and goodpractices in the design, implementation and development of risk-based supervision framework and risk assessment methodologies forthe MFIs; and (d)  Proven track-record in development of risk based supervisionframework. 4.     The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of theWorld Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDACredits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers, (January, 2011) revised July 2014 ("ConsultantGuidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. 5.     The Consultantwill be selected in accordance with Individual Consultants selection procedures set out in the ConsultantGuidelines. 6.      Interested consultants may obtain further information and Termsof Reference at the address below during office hours i.e. 0900 to 1600 hours local time. 7.    Expressions of interest mustbe delivered, by hand, mail, courier or email to the address below by 21st October 2016. (Signedby) ProjectManager, Financial Sector TechnicalAssistance Project (FSTAP), Reserve Bank ofMalawi, Convention Drive, P.O. Box30063, CapitalCity, Lilongwe3 TEL:   (265) 1 770 600/771 600 FAX:   (265) 1773 752 E-mail: josmilner@fstap.org and copy: stsokonombwe@fstap.org

MW-Financial Sector Technical Assistance - P122616

Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project (FSTAP), | Published October 10, 2016  -  Deadline October 21, 2016
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Developing Bond Market Growth Strategies, Regulatory And Supervision Framework For Bond Market And Hedging Instruments In Malawi RESERVE BANK OF MALAWI FINANCIAL SECTOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROJECT(FSTAP) REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OFINTEREST (INDIVIDUALCONSULTANT) Country:                     Malawi Name of Project:         Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project (FSTAP) Consulting Services:  Consultancy servicesto Develop Bond Market GrowthStrategies, Regulatory and Supervision Framework for BondMarket and Hedging  Instruments in Malawi Credit No.              4897 Mw Project ID No.        P122616 Date of Issue:        07th October 2016 1.   This Invitation follows the General Procurement Notice for this Project that appeared inUN Development Business, ofMarch 29th, 2012. 2.     The Government of the Republic of Malawi has receivedfinancing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project (FSTAP), and intends toapplypart of the proceeds of this credit towards eligible costs for the recruitment of a Consultant to Develop Bond Market Growth Strategies, Regulatory and SupervisionFramework for Bond Market and Hedging Instruments in Malawi 3.     The Reserve Bank of Malawi now invites eligible individual consultants toindicate their interest in providing the services. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they arequalified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, etc.). Selectionwill be based on qualifications and experience stipulated below: a)        A master'sdegree in law, finance, banking and /or economics; b)       10 years'professional experience incapital markets including not less than 5 years in bond markets; c)        Extensiveexposure to relevantinternational standards and good practices in the design development and monitoring of risk-based supervisionand risk assessment methodologies for the financial sector; d)       Extensiveexposure to drafting of laws and regulation in the securities or capital markets specifically regulatory framework for the bondmarket and hedging instruments; and e)        A provenrecord of similar assignments. 4.     The attention of interested Consultants is drawntoparagraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World BankBorrowers, (January, 2011) revised July 2014 ("Consultant Guidelines"),setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. 5.    The Consultant will beselected in accordance with Individual Consultants selection procedures set out in the Consultant Guidelines. 6.      Interested consultants mayobtain further information and Terms of Reference at the address below during office hours i.e. 0900 to 1600 hours local time. 7.     Expressions of interest must be delivered, by hand,mail, courier or email to the address below by 21st October 2016. (Signedby) Project Manager, Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project(FSTAP), Reserve Bank of Malawi, Convention Drive, P.O. Box 30063, Capital City, Lilongwe 3 TEL:   (265) 1 770 600/771 600 FAX:   (265) 1 773 752 E-mail: josmilner@fstap.org and copy: stsokonombwe@fstap.org

Information Notice – Malawi - Trunk Roads Rehabilitation Phase II - Mzuzu - Nkhata Bay Road Rehabilitation Project (46km) - Prequalification – 04 2015

 | Published April 20, 2015
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SPECIFIC PROCUREMENT NOTICE Invitation for Prequalification Republic of Malawi Trunk Roads Rehabilitation Phase II Mzuzu - Nkhata Bay Road Rehabilitation Project (46km) Contract No.: RA/DEV/14/09 TRANSPORT SECTOR Financing Agreement reference: 210015000028743 Project ID No.: P-MW-DB0-012 1. This Invitation for Prequalification (IFP) follows the General Procurement Notice (GPN) for this Project that appeared in United Nations Development Business online (UNDB online) of 26 October 2012, and on the African Development Bank’s Internet Website (www.afdb.org). 2. The Government of Malawi has received a loan from the African Development Bank [ AfDB] toward the cost of the Rehabilitation of Mzuzu – Nkhatabay Road, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this loan to payments under the contract for Rehabilitation of Mzuzu – Nkhatabay Road, Contract No.: RA/DEV/14/09. The Roads Authority intends to prequalify contractors and/or firms for Rehabilitation of Mzuzu –Nkhatabay Road. It is expected that Invitations for Bid (IFB) will be made in 25th June 2015. 3. Prequalification will be conducted through prequalification procedures specified in the Bank’s Rules and Procedures for Procurement of Goods and Works, and is open to all bidders from eligible source countries, as defined in the Rules. 4. Interested eligible applicants may obtain further information from and inspect the Prequalification Document at the Roads Authority (address below) from 8.00 hours to 16:00 hours. A complete set of the Prequalification Document in English language may be purchased by interested applicants through the submission of a written application to the address below, and upon payment of a nonrefundable fee of MK45,000.00 [Malawi Kwacha] or in US$ 100.00. The method of payment will be cash or bank certified cheque. The document shall be either collected by hand or will be sent by registered airmail. No liability will be accepted for loss or late delivery. 5. Applications for Prequalification should be submitted in sealed envelopes, delivered to the address below by 01st June 2015 and be clearly marked “Application to Prequalify for Rehabilitation of Mzuzu – Nkhatabay Road.” The Chief Executive Officer Roads Authority Functional Building, Paul Kagame Road Private Bag B346 Lilongwe3, Malawi Attention: Eng. Trevor Hiwa Telephone: (265) 01 753 699 Facsimile number: (265) 01 750307 Electronic mail address: ra@ra.org.mw / trevorhiwa@ra.org.mw

Information Notice - Malawi - Nacala road corridor development phase IV - Liwonde - Mangochi Road Rehabilitation Project (75km) – 04 2015

 | Published April 20, 2015
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SPECIFIC PROCUREMENT NOTICE Invitation for Prequalification MALAWI: NACALA ROAD CORRIDOR DEVELOPMENT PHASE IV Liwonde - Mangochi Road Rehabilitation Project (75km) Contract No.: RA/DEV/14/10 TRANSPORT SECTOR Financing Agreement reference: 2100150030794 Project ID No.: P-Z1-DB0-084 1. This Invitation for Prequalification (IFP) follows the General Procurement Notice (GPN) for this Project that appeared in United Nations Development Business online (UNDB online) of 18th December 2014, and on the African Development Bank’s Internet Website (www.afdb.org). 2. The Government of Malawi has received a loan from the African Development Bank [ AfDB] toward the cost of the Rehabilitation of Liwonde – Mangochi Road, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this loan to payments under the contract for Rehabilitation of Liwonde – Mangochi Road, Contract No.: RA/DEV/14/10. The Roads Authority intends to prequalify contractors and/or firms for Rehabilitation of Liwonde – Mangochi Road. It is expected that Invitations for Bid (IFB) will be made in July 2015. 3. Prequalification will be conducted through prequalification procedures specified in the Bank’s Rules and Procedures for Procurement of Goods and Works, and is open to all bidders from eligible source countries, as defined in the Rules. 4. Interested eligible applicants may obtain further information from and inspect the Prequalification Document at the Roads Authority (address below) from 8.00 hours to 16:00 hours. A complete set of the Prequalification Document in English language may be purchased by interested applicants through the submission of a written application to the address below, and upon payment of a nonrefundable fee of MK45,000.00 [Malawi Kwacha] or in US$ 100.00. The method of payment will be cash or bank certified cheque. The document shall be either collected by hand or will be sent by registered airmail. No liability will be accepted for loss or late delivery. 5. Applications for Prequalification should be submitted in sealed envelopes, delivered to the address below by 1st June 2015 and be clearly marked “Application to Prequalify for Rehabilitation of Liwonde – Mangochi Road.” The Chief Executive Officer Roads Authority Functional Building, Paul Kagame Road Private Bag B346 Lilongwe3, Malawi Attention: Eng. Trevor Hiwa Telephone: (265) 01 753 699 Facsimile number: (265) 01 750307 Electronic mail address: ra@ra.org.mw / trevorhiwa@ra.org.mw

MW-Financial Sector Technical Assistance - P122616

Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project (FSTAP) | Published June 16, 2016  -  Deadline July 4, 2016
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Expressions Of Interest For Consultancy Services To Develop Insurance Group-wide Supervision Framework.(individual Consultant) RESERVE BANK OF MALAWI FINANCIAL SECTOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROJECT (FSTAP) Country:                      Malawi Name of Project:        Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project (FSTAP) Consulting Services:  Development of insurance group-wide supervision framework. Credit No.                   4897 Mw Project ID No.            P122616 Date of Issue:              13thJune 2016 EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR CONSULTANCY SERVICES TO DEVELOPINSURANCE GROUP-WIDE SUPERVISION FRAMEWORK. (INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT) 1.     This Invitation follows the General Procurement Notice for this Project that appeared in Development Business, of March 29th, 2012. 2.     The Government of the Republic of Malawi has received financing from theInternationalDevelopment Association (IDA) of the World Bank toward the cost of the Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project (FSTAP), and intends to applypart of the proceeds for consultancy services to develop insurance group-wide supervisionframework. 3.     OBJECTIVE OF THEASSIGNMENT The main objective of the assignment isto (1) develop a group-wide supervision framework for insurance groups operating in Malawi, and (2) build RBM's capacity toeffectively carry out supervision of insurance groups. 4.     SCOPE OF THEASSIGNMENT The scope of the assignment shallcoverthe following areas: a.      Defining the scope of group-wide supervision which provide the definition of an insurancegroup for group-wide supervision purposes. b.     Setting preconditions for implementation of group-wide supervision framework. This should include assessment of thefollowing: i.          Supervisory power, legal authority, capacity and capabilities, including skills, resources and experiences to carry outgroup-wide supervision ii.          The ability and willingness to cooperate with other relevant supervisors on cross-borderand/or cross sector basis, includinginformation sharing, in a secureenvironment based on mutual trust, understanding and confidence. iii.          A clear understanding of an insurance group for group-wide supervision (nature, scale and complexity of insurancegroups). c.      Developing group-wide regulatory requirements. At the minimum, the group-wide supervisory frameworkshould include the following: i.          Solvency assessment (group-wide solvency) ii.          Governance, risk management and internal controls (group-wide governance) iii.          Market conduct (group-wide market conduct) iv.          Complexity of group structures v.          Cross-border/cross-sectoral issues, including group-wider supervisors and supervisory colleges vi.          Interplay with legal entity supervision vii.          Non-regulated entities. d.     Developing group-wide supervisory review and reporting (group-wide supervisory assessment). Agroup-wide supervision framework should provide supervisors with the authority to carry out supervisory assessments by providingfor access to information and on-site examination and off-site monitoring. The framework should also provide for remedial orenforcement action to be taken in coordination with other involved supervisors, where required and appropriate. e.      Conducting pilot on-site examination of one insurance group operating in Malawi. f.      Conducting training workshops for RBM staff on group-wide supervision. 5.     DELIVERABLES The Consultant will be required todeliver the following a.      An inception report at the end of the initial visitdefining the scope of group-widesupervision and insurance groups, and assessing the preconditions for group-wide supervision. b.     Group-wide regulatory requirements on solvency, governance, risk management, internalcontrol, market conduct, group structures, cross border/cross sectoral issues, non-regulated entities, and other relevantareas. c.      Off-site and on-site supervisory manuals for use byRBM staff when carrying outgroup-wide supervision. d.     Pilot on-site examination of an insurance group operatingin Malawi. e.      At least two training workshops for RBM staff on group-wide supervision. f.      A comprehensive final report covering all areas of work done and consolidating alldeliverables of the consultancy. 6.     QUALIFICATIONSREQUIREMENTS The consultant must meet all of thefollowing qualifications: a.       Master's degree in Actuarial Science, Economics, Finance or and Business Administration. b.     At least 10 years' experience in the regulation and supervision of insurancecompanies. c.      Strong understanding of insurance group regulation and supervision. 7.     REPORTINGREQUIREMENTS The Consultant will be requiredto reportto the Director of Pension and Insurance Supervision Department of the RBM. 8.     SELECTION OFCONSULTANT The consultant will be selected inaccordance with the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers, of January, 2011revised in 2014. 9.     DURATION OF THEASSIGNMENT The duration of the assignment shall be aperiod of five (5) months from contract signing. 10.  SUBMISSION OF EXPRESSION OF INTEREST Interested individual consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified toperform the services (i.e. brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions etc.). Interested consultants may obtain furtherinformation at the address below during office hours i.e. 0900 to 1700 hours local time. Expressions of interest must be delivered to theaddress below by 4th July2016. (Signed by) Project Manager, Financial Sector TechnicalAssistance Project (FSTAP), Reserve Bank ofMalawi, Convention Drive, P.O. Box 30063, Capital City, Lilongwe 3 TEL:   (265) 1 770 600/771 600 FAX:   (265) 1 773 752 E-mail:josmilner@fstap.org and copy: stsokonombwe@fstap.org