NG-State & Local Governance Reform - P133045
Osun State and Local Governance Reform Project (SLOGOR) | Published May 31, 2016 - Deadline June 28, 2016
Request For Expressions Of Interest For Consulting Services To
Support Financial Expenditure Control And Budget Reform (development Of State Economic
Blue Print (2017-2021) Mtss, Mtef, Mtip And Domestication Of The National Chart Of
Account) In The State
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR CONSULTING SERVICES TO SUPPORTFINANCIAL EXPENDITURE CONTROL AND BUDGET REFORM (DEVELOPMENT OF STATE ECONOMIC BLUE PRINT (2017-2021) MTSS, MTEF, MTIPANDDOMESTICATION OF THE NATIONAL CHART OF ACCOUNT) IN THE STATE OF OSUN
NAME OF PROJECT: STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNANCE REFORM PROJECT
GRANT NO: TF018335
PROJECT ID: P133045
REFERENCE NO: OSSLOGOR/CS/QCBS/009/2016
This Request for Expression of Interest (REOI) follows the GeneralProcurement Notice (GPN) for this Project that appeared in the UN Development Business Publication of February 18, 2015 and inthree Nigerian Newspapersof the same date: (i) The Guardian, (ii) Thisday and (iii) Daily Trust.
The Federal Government ofNigeria has received a Grant from the International Development Association (IDA), acting asadministrator of a trust fund from the European Union, towards the cost of State and LocalGovernance Reform Project. The State Government of Osun being oneof the six beneficiary states of the grant, now intends to apply part of the proceed to engage consulting services that willsupport Financial Expenditure Control and Budget Reform in the State of Osun. The assignmentis part of the reform actions designedto improve quality of Planning, standardized Budgeting Processes and strengthening financialcontrol system required for effective governance and social services delivery.
Specifically, the services to be offered willcover the underlisted (The Consulting Services):
I. Conduct diagnostic review of the existing budget process, traditions and machinery in theState Civil Service including current practices, strengths, weaknesses, human resources and skill gap, includingexamination of MDA's roles and responsibilities in planning, Budgeting and Expenditure Control andmakesrecommendations forimprovement.
II. Conceptualize and develop a five-year plan (StateEconomic Blue-Print 2017-2021) and provide strategic directions for thedevelopment ofa 3-year Medium Term Implementation Strategy atSector Level - MTSS (2017 - 2021) and Medium Term Fiscal Strategy Model (MTEF)that cut-across all sectors in the state. Work withand developstaff capacity to establish framework and basic infrastructure for the introduction and implementationof Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF),Multi-Year Budget Framework (MBYF) and for future development of EconomicBlue-Print.
III. Work with Focal MDAs to developand implement Medium Term Implementation Strategy at Sector Level (MTSS) andthereafter develop theExpenditure Framework (MTEF) for its implementation taking account ofsimilar developments at the FederalGovernment Level.
IV. Adopt, domesticatenational Chart of Accountsand facilitate implementation of thestate Chart of Accounts/Budget classification that is compliant with GFS/COFOG and IPSAS gap Analysis for the State.
V. Introduce newvalues as necessary in the adopted chartof accounts to adequately handle function program that would translate to MYBF andexpenditure tracking for the purpose of timely reportingsystem.
VI. Conduct extensive review of current accounting practices,organizational structure, existing business process of the Treasury Department, from appropriation, commitmentcontrol to budget execution, accounting and recording, the receipt of monthly transactions from all spending MDAs to the productionof trial balance, general ledger, monthly, quarterly, half-year and annual accounts.
VII. Develop a revised and more effective business process for revenue,expenditure, assets and liabilities with adequate internal controls. Where the computer-based information systems will take overfrom existing systems, recommend changes and conduct staff training in all revised processes and procedures.
VIII. Conduct ageneral review of the existing internal control environment including the effectiveness of internal audit, due process,other internal control variables and recommend strategies for enhanced and strong internal control system capable ofensuring value for money in the State of Osun.
IX. Support iimprovement in cash managementthrough (i) strengthening revenue and expenditure forecasting; (ii) support implementation of a cash management system based on quarterly cash plans, with monthly spendingprograms, that identifies and matches the flows of revenues with those of disbursements and provides explicit contingency plans;and (iii) a substantial reduction in a number of state bank accountstowards a Treasury Single Account (TSA) concept; and (iv)execution of appropriate training for (a) staff of Office of the Accountant General, (b) Director of Finance and Accounts of MDAs as well astheir Finance staff on accountingstandards, budget execution, new chart of accounts, new business processes and reporting (in-year budget performance management andstatutory reports).
X. Assist theGovernment in prioritizing the implementation of appropriate government accounting standards that are in full accordance with theadopted International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) Cash and Accrual Basis.
The Osun State and Local Governance Project(SLOGOR) nowinvites eligible Consulting Firms (Consultants) to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interestedconsulting firmsare hereby request to submit a statement of capability indicating relevant experience on similar assignments in Nigeriaorelsewhere. This should include, but not limited to, summary of CVs ofits key staff, provision of company brochures, descriptionand provision of evidences of similar assignments carried out in the last five years, evidences of experience in similarconditions, evidence of availability of appropriate skills among key staff, etc.
The consulting firm will be selected inaccordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World BankBorrowers (January 2011). Please visit www.worldbank.org, setting forth the World Bank's Policy on conflict of interest. In addition, please refer to specific informationon conflict of interest related to this assignment as per paragraph 1.9 of Consultant Guidelines.
Further information can be obtained at theaddress below, during office hours, from 9.00am to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday, except on public holidays.
Expression of interest must be delivered in awritten form both in hard and soft copies to the address below not later than 4 weeks from the date of thispublication.
The Project Coordinator
Osun State and Local GovernanceReform Project (SLOGOR)
State Project Coordinating Unit
3rd Floor, FinanceBuilding, Ministry of Finance,
Abeere, Osogbo. State of Osun
Tel: +234 805-503-8499; +2348035037859
E- Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org