General Procurement Notice GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE [Afghanistan] [Financial Sector RapidResponse Project, FSRRP] [Financial Sector] GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE Loan No./CreditNo./TF No./Grant No. Project ID No:P119047 This is and updated General Procurement Notice for the aboveproject. The original GPN was published on UNDB on [July 28, 2011] TheGovernment of the Islamic Republic ofAfghanistan has applied forAdditional Financing in theamount of US$ [20 million] equivalent from the International Development Association, IDA towardthe cost of the[Second Financial Sector RapidResponse Project, FSRRP], and it intends to apply partof the proceeds to payments for goods, related servicesand consulting services to be procured under this project. Thisproject will be financed by the International Development Association,IDA. The project will include the followingcomponents: Component 1: Strengthening of DAB's capacity. The new additional proposed activities include providing technical assistance to DAB toupgrade the internal audit functions and implement International Financial Reporting Standards(IFRS). Component 2: Development of the financial sector infrastructure would cover broader activities to further support the development of financialsector infrastructure, including the improvement of internal Information and Communication Technology (ICT) systems ofDAB. Component 3: Technical assistance and training for project implementation will include the roll-out of a comprehensive skillsdevelopment program for technical and operational DAB staff, in addition to building capacity of relevant departments tofacilitatethe implementation of project activities. This General Procurement Notice (GPN)is being issued by the DAB with regard to all procurement that will be undertaken under the Second Additional Financing to FSRRP.While there will be requirements for procurement of varied goods, non-consultancy and consultancy services under theFSRRP. Procurement of contracts financed by the World Bank will beconducted through the procedures asspecified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDACredits (current edition), and is open to all eligible bidders as defined in the guidelines. Consultingservices will be selected in accordance with the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment ofConsultants by World Bank Borrowers (current edition). Specific procurement notices for contracts to be bid under theWorld Bank's international competitive bidding (ICB) procedures and for contracts for consultancy services will be announced, asthey become available, in UN Development Business and dgMarket . Da Afghanistan Bankweb address: www.dab.gov.af
Invitation for Bids 1. The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has received a grant from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) toward the cost of Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program – Tranche 1 and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this grant to payments under the contract for the scope described below under item 2. No nationality restrictions apply, other than any restrictions arising from ITB 4.7. 2. Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) (“the Employer”) now invites sealed Bids from member countries of ADB for a turnkey contract: Procurement of Plant, Design, Supply, Installation, Testing & Commissioning of 220kV Transmission Line from Sheberghan to Andkhoy. The towers will be designed and constructed for double circuit. Details and specifications are provided in the Bidding Document. Name of Goods and Related Services The project comprises: • 220 kV double circuit transmission line from Sheberghan to Andkhoy Substation. The towers will be designed and constructed for double circuit. The project is part of a larger network of 500-kV transmission network under planning and construction including 500/220/20 kV substations at Dasht-e-Alwan (Pul-i-Khumri) and 220/20 kV substation at Sheberghan, although not tendered out and awarded as part of this package but the contractor will need to schedule and align its activities and works with this project so that all projects are completed simultaneously. The Scope of Works includes the following deliveries and services: Design, manufacture, testing, supply, insurance, packing for export, shipment, delivery to site, unloading, provision of access roads, civil works and erection and installation of equipment, testing on completion, commissioning, setting to work and documentation. The project will be implemented on a turn-key contract basis and will include generally the following: Date: 5 October 2016 Grant Nos. and Title: 0464/0465-AFG: Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program - Tranche 1 Contract No. and Title: NPA/DABS/95/W-1337/ICB - Procurement of Plant, Design, Supply, Installation, testing & commissioning of 220kV Transmission Line from Sheberghan to Andkhoy Deadline for Submission of Bids: 20 November 2016, 10:00 a.m. (local Kabul time) • Surveys; • Design; • Supply; • Services; • Installation; • Commission; • All line components and services not explicitly mentioned but necessary for a turnkey type contract for the transmission line. • Installation of the complete overhead line 220 kV, double circuit, (towers, foundations, insulators, fittings, conductor, earth-wire and OPGW); • Installation of all required tie-ins at Dasht-e-Alwan and Sheberghan substations, including adjustment of the existing 220 kV tie-ins. These works include supply and installation of the standard 220kV towers, foundations, conductor, tension insulator strings at the gantries. • Temporary facilities required for the implementation of the Works (site offices, temporary roads, etc.) 3. International competitive bidding will be conducted in accordance with ADB's Single- Stage, One-Envelope Bidding Procedure and is open to all Bidders without nationality restrictions. For this procedure, bidders will submit bids in one envelope containing both the Price Proposal and the Technical Proposal. The envelopes will be opened in public at the date and time advised above and in the bidding document. The Bids will be evaluated, and following approval by ADB, the Contract will be awarded to the Bidder whose Bid has been determined to be the lowest evaluated substantially responsive Bid. 4. Only eligible bidders with the following key qualifications, summarized from the bidding document, should participate in the bidding. Bidders are requested to refer to Section 3 of the bidding documents for a full range of criteria prior to submitting a bid. In case of any discrepancies between this invitation for bid and the bidding documents, the bidding documents shall prevail. • Minimum average annual turnover of US$ 60,000,000 calculated as total certified payments received for contracts in progress or completed, within the last three (3) years. • The Bidder must demonstrate access to, or availability of, financial resources such as liquid assets, unencumbered real assets, lines of credit, and other financial means, other than any contractual advance payments to meet: a) the following cash-flow requirement, US$ 15,000,000 , and b) the overall cash flow requirements for this contract and its current works commitment. • Participation as contractor or subcontractor, in at least 2 turnkey contracts for the design, supply, installation and commissioning of transmission lines 220-kV within the last five (5) years, each with a contract value of at least US$ 25,000,000, and at least one contract should have been in successful operation and commissioned and that are similar to the proposed plant and services for minimum 1 year as on the date of Bid Opening, and one contract should have been completed outside the bidder’s home country. • All pending litigation shall be treated as resolved against the Bidder and so shall in total not represent more than fifty percent (50%) of the Bidder’s or any Joint Venture Partner net worth. 5. Interested eligible Bidders may obtain further information from DABS and inspect the Bidding Document at the address given below, from 08:00 to 14:00 hours (local Kabul time), Sunday to Thursday. 6. A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be obtained by interested bidders free of cost by downloading either from the NPA website www.npa.gov.af or DABS website www.dabs.gov.af . Bidding Documents may also be obtained in a flash memory from the NPA office (at theddress given above). In case of any difficulty in downloading from website, interested bidders may contact at e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org, copied to: email@example.com. 7. Deliver bids: • To the address below Administrative office of the president National Procurement Authority, Procurement Facilitation Directorate • On or before the deadline: 20 November 2016 at 10:00 a.m. (local Kabul time) • Together with a Bid Security as specified in the Bidding Documents, ITB 21.1. • Late bids shall be rejected. Bids will be opened immediately after the deadline for bid submission in the presence of Bidders’ representatives who choose to attend. 8. DABS will not be responsible for any costs or expenses incurred by Bidders in connection with the preparation or delivery of Bids.
Legal Procurement Consultant With International Experience REOI Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Public Financial Management for Results Project (PFMR) II For National Procurement Authority under Administrative Office of the President Position Title: Legal ProcurementConsultant with International Experience Directorate: National Procurement Authority(NPA) Duty station: Kabul, Afghanistan Supervisor: Director of Legal and Procurement Dispute Resolution Duration: Six (6) months with possibility of extension Number of Positions: One (1) Vacancy Ref. No. NPA/AF/C-147 Deadline for Application: October31,2016 TERMS OFREFERENCE GeneralBackground After several decades of wars and civil strife, building an effective state - one that can provide securityand services to the people - has been at the heart of the reconstruction effort in Afghanistan. The government has made significantprogress in many areas such as primary education, basic health services, irrigation, rehabilitation, and rural development. In spite of the Government's best efforts to improve the servicedelivery in priority sectors like health, education and infrastructure, corruption remains a major obstacle in effectivegovernanceand thus efficient service delivery to the people of Afghanistan. The Government has taken many steps to ensure that corruption isdealt with a firm hand and is contained in the medium term and completely eradicated in the long term. One of the main areas ofcorruption is public procurement. As part of the ongoing procurement system reforms by the National Unity Government, National ProcurementAuthority (NPA) hasbeen established to act as the apex procurement organization, to formulate policies related to publicprocurement and to regulate the public procurement function in the entire nation. The NPA is consolidating these functions of intoa single central organization to oversee and facilitate all national procurement (goods, works and services) above acertainthreshold and which are vital to economic development of Afghanistan. In addition, NPA is looking after the policies andproceduresto strengthen the procurement system and start e-procurement in Afghanistan, to bring about a completely transparentpublic procurement system. Other objectives of this NPA are to enhance budget execution, ensuring efficiency in public procurementsystem, recruitment of professional and honest procurement civil servants at different levels and various capacities to carry outprocurement function. In order to satisfactorily meet its procurement related legal obligations, the NPA requires highlyexperienced and competentinternational legal and procurement expert, to develop legal framework for efficient, accountable and costsaving procurement. Duties andResponsibilities: The consultant will work under the overall guidance and supervision of Director, Procurement Policy, andNPA and will be responsible to develop legal framework for efficient, accountable and cost saving procurement. Specificresponsibilities and duties include butnot limited to; · Review current procurement legal framework and examine its compatibility with existing procurement, financial and otherrules and regulations of GoA having impact on procurement function. Develop guidance and operational manuals for environmentalconsideration, SMEs development, dispute resolution, debarment of bidders and contractors/suppliers, appeal review and handlingmechanism and any other policies and manuals required by the Procurement Law and Regulations andGoIRA. · Develop ProcurementOperational Manual for Goods, Works and Services. · Review the current developed standard bidding documents and provide recommendations and suggestions for the enhancement ofthe documents. · Develop Policies and operational manual for domestic preference Develop the capacity of the staff in the area of developingprocurement SBDs. · Coordinate with theWorld Bank's procurement team to suitably make the National Bidding Documents compliant for use in thenew World Bank funded projects in accordance with para 5-3-5.6 of The World Bank Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers, July 1,2016. · Develop operationalmanual and mechanism for review of the procurement documents · Develop operationalmanual and mechanism for certification assessment · Help and support relevant directorate in reviewing cases and contracts referred by PEs and detect legal flaws onthem. · Provide legal advice to the procurement enquiries. · Work closely with the national counterparts to train and develop capacity in legal aspects of procurement, disputeresolution mechanisms and other related fields. · Provide monthly reports to Procurement PolicyDirector on the performance carried out against theassigned tasks & responsibilities Qualifications andExperience: Education Minimum MasterDegree in law, Procurement, Supply Chain Management or other relevant fields from an accredited and recognised university. Work Experience · Minimum overall experience of 10 years, of whichat least 5 years of progressively responsible work experience in legalaspects of public procurement · Experience with projects funded by MultilateralDevelopment Banks (MDBs) is preferable. · Knowledge of Government procurement rules and/orother internationally accepted procurement procedures is an advantage. · Candidates with work experience in multiplecountries will be strongly preferred. Key Competencies 1. Knowledge of developing Public Procurement Law and procurementrules. 2. Be able to uphold and respect procurement ethics and toconduct activities with integrity. 3. Be a team player who demonstrates patience, flexibilityand honesty. 4. Be a self-starter, who is able to planand managehis/herown work, takes initiatives and strives to meet deadlines. 5. Be able to work in a multi-culturalenvironment. 6. Preferably has working knowledge in environment ofAfghanistan and/orSouth Asia region. 7. Excellent working knowledge of English, 8. Fluency in MS Office application (Word, Excel), use ofemails and internet. The National Procurement Authority (NPA) invites qualified individual consultants to express their interestin providing the abovementioned services. Interested candidates must provide information indicating that they are qualified andexperienced to provide the above mentioned services (in addition to the educational qualifications, experience in similarassignments and country of work etc. should be incorporated in the CV, which is to be submitted along with the expressionofinterest). Submission Guideline: Organization Name: National Procurement Authority (NPA) Administrative Office of thePresident (AOP) Organization Address: Pashtoonistan WattPD#3 KabulAfghanistan Email Address EOI to be sent: firstname.lastname@example.org Responsible Person: Habibullah Azmat Job Title of responsible person: Senior Human ResourcesSpecialist Mob #: +93 (0) 780 290 293
(international Resident Advisor ? Tax Administration) ARD Terms of References for the World Bank funded project(PFMRII) (International ResidentAdvisor ? Tax Administration) Reference #: ARD/AF/C-1 AboutAfghanistan Revenue Department: The Afghanistan RevenueDepartment (ARD) is the unit of the government responsible for the administration and collection of tax and non-tax revenuerequired to fund services provided by the Government of Afghanistan. Over the past few years, considerable achievements have been made in ARD's ability to collect revenue. However, insufficient domestic revenue to adequately fundeducation, health care, security and other critical services remains aserious problem. The Government of Afghanistan has therefore deemed an increase in domestic revenue a priority and imperative to the goal ofreducing long-term reliance on donors. As part of the AfghanistanReconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) ? Public Financial Management Reform Project, the World Bank has provided funding to support theGovernment of Afghanistan in meeting its goals. ARD intend to use a portion of itsfunding to hire a Tax Administration Resident Advisor. The Resident Advisor would be assigned to work directly with the Director General to assist inthe establishment of an effective Executive office. The key objective would be todevelop the knowledge, skills and abilities of assigned personnel to enable them to be an effective support system in implementing tax administration reform programs aimed at achieving more effective and efficientadministration of the tax system, improving services to the taxpaying population, and strengthening overall revenuegeneration. JobDescription: 1. Advising the Director General on various institutional developments issues 2. Advising on the approaches and negotiation processes for potential funding of all ARDreforms, project work plans and modernization programs; 3. Advising on the management of donor funds, its allocation andreporting; 4. Assist in developing and monitoring the tax administration strategic and workplans; 5. Assist in developing and updating revenue administration reform strategies; 6. Assist in assessing the areas requiring technical assistance ; 7. Coordinate with other TA providers and experts to help authorities implement measures tostrengthen overall tax administration; 8. Plan, develop and participate in seminars and workshops aimed to strengthen the overallcapacity of the management staff; 9. Assisting ARD to further restructure and organize itself under functional lines; 10. Perform other duties as deem appropriate Minimum Qualifications andExperience/Skills Required 1. At least a Master Degree in Accounting, Economics, Management, Law, Project Management, Business Administration, Communication, orRelevant Field; 2. At least 5 years senior level management experience within atax administration organization; 3. At least 5 years' experienceproviding tax administration technical assistance in developing countries; 4. Ability to conduct performance assessment reviews; 5. Ability to manage multiple ongoing projects and work activities in accordance withmilestones and goals; 6. Abilitytopresent clear and concise information consistent with the targeted audience and represent the organization as needed; 7. Excellent Organizational and Communicationskills ? Excellent Report writing and presentation skills; 8. Proficiency in English mandatory ? knowledge of Dari or Pashto is considered an advantage; 9. Ability to work well in a teamenvironment; 10. Ability to work independently Duration and Timeframe: The internationalHRConsultant will be appointed for a period of 08 Months (November 2016-June2017) Location of Assignment: Kabul,Afghanistan Submission Guideline HOW TO APPLY Interested candidates shouldsubmit their applications by e-mail by 24 th October, 2016 to: ARMP PROJECT SUPPORT UNIT (PSU), Afghanistan Revenue Department, Ministry of Finance, Kabul-Jalalabad Road, Kabul,Afghanistan. Ismail Khan ? ProjectCoordinator Cell #:+93 (0) 790 40 60 52 Emailaddress: email@example.com Please note that applications received after theclosing date will not be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.