General Procurement Notice Government ofNepal Ministry of Physical Infrastructureand Transport Department ofRoads Babarmahal, Kathmandu,Nepal Road Safety SupportProject(P149606) GENERALPROCUREMENT NOTICE The Departmentof Roads, Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport has applied forfinancing from the International Development Association (IDA)in theamount of about US$ 7.47 Million equivalent toward the cost of the Road SafetySupport Project (P149606) and it intends to apply the proceeds of this grantto payments for goods, works, non-consulting services and consulting servicesto be procured under this project.. The project will include thefollowing components: 1. Supplyand installation of Steel W-Beam Crash Barrier on 700 km of roads on theStrategic Road Network (SRN) 2. Civilworks for small scale road safety pilot interventions 3. Consultancyassignments for formulation, amendment of legislation, regulation, awarenessand skill development with regard to road safety Procurement of workscontracts financed by the Bank will be conducted through the proceduresspecified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement of Goods, WorksandNon-Consulting Services Under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grantsby WorldBank Borrowers, January 2011 (RevisedJuly 2014), and is open to all bidders from eligible source countries asdefined in the guidelines. The procurements for Supply and installation and civilworks contracts are planned to commence by February 2015. Consultingservices will be procured in accordance with the World Bank's Guidelines:Selection and Employment of Consultants Under IBRD Loansand IDA Credit & Grants by World Bank Borrowers, January 2011 (Revised July2014). Specificprocurement notices for contracts to be bid under the World Bank'sinternational competitive bidding (ICB) procedures and for large-valueconsultants' contracts will be announced, as they become available, in UNDevelopment Business and in nationalnewspapers. Interestedeligible bidders who wish to be included on the mailing list to receive aninvitation to prequalify/bid under ICB procedures, and interested consultantswho wish to receive a copy of the advertisement requesting expressions of interestfor large-value consultants' contracts, or those requiring additionalinformation, should contact the address below. The DeputyDirector General ForeignCooperation Branch Department ofRoads, Babarmahal, Kathmandu, Nepal Tel:00977-1-4262693 (Ext 2325), Fax: 00977-1-4216319, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Assist UNCDF and the Nepal Rastra Bank to develop an API, which will be able to communicate with the Management Information System or Core Banking Systems used by Financial Institutions to allow data to be pulled directly without the burden of manual reporting by FI staff.UNCDF is the UN’s capital investment agency for the world’s 48 least developed countries (LDCs). With its capital mandate and instruments, UNCDF offers “last mile” finance models that unlock public and private resources, especially at the domestic level, to reduce poverty and support local economic development. This last mile is where available resources for development are scarcest; where market failures are most pronounced; and where benefits from national growth tend to leave people excluded. Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) Nepal has made significant improvements over the years in terms of financial services delivery outlets/channels offered through both formal and informal financial institutions. Despite that, the level of adults Nepalese above 18 years who are excluded from financial services remains significant. The data from the Finscope Nepal survey 2014 showed that only 40% of the population are banked, with significant disparities between the regions.The central bank of Nepal, Nepal Rastra Bank had deployed various policy instruments to ensure that the financial services are able to make in-roads in remote and rural areas. Still financial services are concentrated in mostly urban and semi-urban areas, with Kathmandu valley region having the highest concentrationFinancial Institutions are required to report a range of data to NRB on a regular basis. Collecting, managing and analyzing key data reported by financial institutions is done by NRB’s Bank and Financial Institution Regulation Department. This is done through a basic reporting system that is managed in-house at NRB and operates on a PHP-MYSQL database system.The current system:· Allows Financial Institutions (FIs) download data reporting templates· Allows FIs to upload their data as formatted CSVs which are then housed in a MYSQL databaseNRB plans to develop a new system which will:· Allow Financial Institutions (FIs) to download data reporting templates· Allow FIs to upload their data in a range of forms including csv, xml, excel· Allow NRB to efficiently manage the accounts of the reporting FIs· Provide timely information on compliance to NRB staff (reports on what data has been submitted by which institution)· Generate standarised reports and send these, via various channels, to key staff on a regular basis· Provide an easy to use interface for the generation of complex, ad hoc reports· Provide an easy to use interface for FIs to upload their data· Authenticate users based on an API-Token· Provide the basis for a range of business intelligence and visualization tools that will allow users to interact dynamically with the data, including spatial data. Development of the visualizations is beyond the scope of this project but the system should be designed in such a way as to be interoperable with a wide range of data visualization tools.Location: Kathmandu, NepalTimeline: February 01, 2017 to April 30, 2017Location(s); Kathmandu, NepalTotal Maximum Number of Working Days for Assignment 300 Days (Multiple consultants allowed).This can be spread over a number of developers with no more than 2 simultaneous parallel processesDeliverables:User Authentication ModuleReporting entities management systemAPI based data collection and reporting systemData upload mechanismSystem for query based report generationGeo-spatial analysis moduleCompliance checking moduleDocument broadcasting or issue systemIntegration of database with front end-user interfaceApplication:Please refer to the annexes for the application process.Proposals may be submitted via email to email@example.com,Please note that the response email cannot exceed 10MB. Your Technical and Financial Proposal must be expressed in English, and valid for a minimum period of 12 months.