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Financial Sector Rapid Response Project - P119047

Da Afghanistan Bank | Published January 6, 2015  -  Deadline January 12, 2015
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Capacity Strengthening Program For Financial Supervision Department (fsd) Of Dab Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Da Afghanistan Bank (Central Bank of Afghanistan) ?DAB Financial Sector Rapid Response Project (FSRRP). World Bank Grant No: H732-AF: Project ID: P119047 CLARIFICATION N# 1 REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTANTING SERVICES ? FIRMS SELECTION) Assignment Title: Capacity Strengthening Program for Financial SupervisionDepartment (FSD) of DAB Reference No. DAB/FSRRP/C10 QBSAmendment 1 Date:  4th January 2015 The following is the clarification to the question raised by one of the interestedfirms: Question 1:  Regarding Point no. 3: The required type of Audit (financial, operational,?) Clarification:  There is norequirement for audit in point N# 3. The assignment is for the capacity development of the Financial Supervision Department of DABand the scope does not include Financial Audit. Question 2:  Regarding Point no. 3: Please confirm that the action plan to be developedand implemented in line with the findings identified during the audit. Clarification:  Yes, the action plan to be developed will be largelybased on the findings identified during the audit of 10 commercial banks in Afghanistan. It will also be aligned with the StrategicPlan of the Financial Supervision Department of DAB. Please note thatthis is the Request for Expression stage, the Terms of Reference with detailed scope of the assignment will be issued together withthe RFP to only the shortlisted consultants.

Financial Sector Rapid Response Project - P119047

Afghanistan Reconstruction Development Services | Published January 21, 2015  -  Deadline February 7, 2015
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Capacity Strengthening Program For Financial Supervision Department (fsd) Of Dab Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Da Afghanistan Bank (Central Bank of Afghanistan) ? DAB Financial Sector Rapid Response Project (FSRRP). World Bank Grant No: H732-AF:Project ID: P 119047 REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES ? FIRMS SELECTION) Assignment Title: CapacityStrengthening Program for Financial Supervision Department (FSD) of DAB Reference No.DAB/1984/QBS Date:  21January2015 Procurement Plan Ref: FSRRP/C10 1.         The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has received an additional grant in an amount of SDR 4.4 million(USD6.7 million)towards the cost of the Financial Sector Rapid Response Project (FSRRP) and intends to apply part of the proceeds forConsultancy services for Capacity Strengthening Program for Financial Supervision Department (FSD)of Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB). 2.         The revised Project Development Objective (PDO) of the FSRRP is to assist DAB to develop action plans for improvedbanking supervision and to establish key building blocks of financial sector infrastructure: payment system, movable collateralregistry and public credit registry. The proposed assignment focuses on the following activities: ·  Stock taking oncapacity building efforts on financial supervision over the last 10 years and implementation of a capacity development plan tosustainably strengthen the Financial Supervision Department at DAB, ·  Review ofbankingregulation framework and ·  Development andimplementation of actions plans following audits of commercial banks. The estimated level of effortfor the assignment is approximately 60 manmonths. 3.         The Da Afghanistan Bank (Central Bank of Afghanistan) now invites eligibleconsulting firms to indicate their interestin providing the above services. 4.         Interested firms must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures,description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.) andhave a proven track record of having done so. 5.         Consultants may associate to enhancetheir qualifications. [The "Association" may take the form of aJointVenture (with joint and several liabilities) or of a Sub-Consultancy.This should be clearly stated in the EOI submission.] 6.         The criteria for short listing of the Consulting firms shall be as follows: ·         The firm should have been in capacity development business for at least 5years; ·         The firm should have international experience in executing similarassignment; ·         The firm should have successfully executed at least one contract that is similarin scope and magnitude to thisassignment.; ·        Experience inconflict zone would be an advantage. 7.                  The attention of interestedConsultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines:  Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits& Grants byWorld Bank Borrowers- January, 2011, Revision July2014" ("ConsultantGuidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest.  TheGuidelines are available at   www.worldbank.org/. 8.                  A Consultant will be selected inaccordance with the Quality Based Selection (QBS) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. 9.         Interested Consultants may obtain further information at the address given below from 09.00 ? 15.00hours (Kabul time) on all working days (Saturday toWednesday) in Kabul. 10.      Expression of Interest (EOI) with all relevant information and documents can be submitted either by email or in hard copyto the address given below not later than 11:00 hours (Kabul time) on 7thFebruary 2015. Firms that had submitted an EOIagainst the earlier notice Reference No. DAB/FSRRP/C10 QBS dated 3 December 2014 are required to re-submit their EOI by email. Mr.  Nezamuddin Bakhshi, Procurement Specialist, Afghanistan Reconstruction Development Services, Ministry of Economy, Malik Asghar Square, Kabul, Afghanistan Tel no:   +93 (0) 788 784 840 Email: nezam.bakhshi@ards.org.afand copy to basharmal.pasarlay@centralbank.gov.af; abaseen.mall@centralbank.gov.af, moses.jenkins@centralbank.gov.af

Financial Sector Rapid Response Project - P119047

Da Afghanistan Bank | Published September 21, 2016
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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

Financial Sector Rapid Response Project - P119047

Da Afghanistan Bank | Published September 11, 2016  -  Deadline October 13, 2016
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Request For Expressions Of Interest(consulting Services ? Individual Consultant) Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Da Afghanistan Bank (Central Bank of Afghanistan) ? DAB Financial Sector Rapid Response Project (FSRRP). World Bank Grant No: H732-AF: Project ID: P119047 REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES ? INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT) Assignment Title: Consultant to Afghanistan Institute of Banking and Finance, AIBF(Individual) Reference No. FSRRP/C17/IC                                                                                                        Date:  10th , September 2016 1.         The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has receivedfunding from the World Bank towards the cost of the Financial Sector Rapid Response Project (FSRRP) and intends to apply partof theproceeds to hire an Individual Consultant to AIBF (Individual). 2.       The Development Objective of the Financial sector Rapid ResponseProject is to assist DAB(Da Afghanistan Bank) to develop action plans for improved banking supervision and implementation andmodern national payment system for efficient and transparent payment transactions. The FSRRP includes the following components.: 1.       Strengthening of DAB'scapacity: (i) Stock taking on capacity building efforts on financial supervision and development, andimplementation of theof the capacity development plan to sustainably strengthen the FS department of DAB, (ii)Review the bankingregulation frame work, and (iii)Development and implementation of actions plan following audit of commercialbanks. 2.       Development of financial sectorinfrastructures: (i)     Modernization of the national payment system (mobile/card switch, RTGS/ACH/CSD) (ii)   Inter-bank communication system for DAB (iii)   DAB Core Banking System,CBS (iv)  Support to the establishment ofPublic Credit Registry and Afghanistan Institute of Banking and Finance (AIBF), Technical Assistance and training for projectimplementation. 3.In One of the areas that the project covers isprovision of funds for capacity building of the banking and financial sectors staff members through Afghanistan Institute ofbanking and Finance (AIBF). The AIBF is an Afghan owned public-private institution, registered as non-government organization whichis dedicated to strengthen of the financialsector in Afghanistan. The Institute received financial and technical support of the WorldBank, USAID and Harakat, however the World Bank has kept its support and is the major donor. It was  inaugurated late 2010 and is currently offering a range of training, diploma, short-term courses &certification programs in banking and microfinanceto the financial sector and general public in Afghanistan. The Institute alsoreceives technical support from the Frankfort School of Finance & Management (Germany), Kampala International University(Uganda) and Bangladesh Institute of Banking and Management in running Distance Learning Programme. The consultant willcarry out activitiesas per the ToR 4. DAB now invites eligible consultants toindicate their interest and submit their application to DAB for providing the consultancy services. 5. Qualification requirement: The suitable candidate should have the following qualifications andexperience: ·         Candidate should have at least a master degreeinBanking & Finance. PhD is a plus. ·         Well-developed planning and organization skills toexecute multiple tasks in short timeframes; ·         Excellent written and oral communication skills inEnglish, to deliver complex technical documents, reports, and recommendations. ·         Proficiency in Microsoft suite and ITexpertise. ·         At least 5-7years' experience in Banking &Finance-on consultancy level with national/International well-known organizations and the experience in financial and bankingsector will be preferred. ·         Minimum holds 3 years' experience on similar/relevanttitles with well-known Academic Institutions/universities or other entities. Interested consultants are requested tosubmit their applications for the above assignment, along with a statement of interest and their CVs indicating their academic andprofessional qualifications, work experience, and the details of the various positions held and their related responsibilities. Aconsultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in section V of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment ofConsultants by World Bank Borrowers (January 2011). Applications received in response will be referred to a selection panel to be established by the DAB, which will prepare ashort list of the eligible candidates. The eligible candidates will be required to appear for an interview, either in person orvirtually, as convenient. 3.         The application, completes in all respects, should be received by the FSRRP Director to the email address basharmal.pasarlay@dab.gov.af, and copiedto the procurement director to the email addressabaseen.mall@dab.gov.af . The deadline for submission of application andCVs is 13th Oct, 2016. Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below duringoffice hours i.e. 0900 to 1500 hours. Name: Basharmal Pasarlai Position: Projects Director General Mobile : +93 700 475 027 Email basharmal.pasarlay@dab.gov.af

Financial Sector Rapid Response Project - P119047

National Procurement Authority | Published February 11, 2016  -  Deadline April 4, 2016
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Supply And Installation Of Network Equipment For Dab And Aps Invitation for Bids (IFB) Islamic Republic of Afghanistan DA Afghanistan Bank Project ID: 119047 Grant no H732-AF Supply and Installation of Network Equipment for DAB andAPS (IFB NPA/DAB/95/ICB/G-1072 Lots 1 &2) 1.                 The Da Afghanistan Bank,Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has received a grant from the International Development Association (IDA)(hereinafter called "Grant") toward the cost of Financial Sector Rapid Response Project (FSRRP) and it intends to apply part of theproceeds of this Grant to payments under theagreement(s) resulting from this IFB: Supply and Installation of Network Equipment for DAB and APS, NPA/DAB/95/ICB/G-1072. 2.                 The National Procurement Authority on behalf of DA Afghanistan Bank now invites sealedbids from eligible and qualified bidders for the above contract. 3.                 Bidding will beconducted through the International Competitive Bidding (ICB) a procedurespecified in the World Bank'sGuidelines: Procurement Loans and IDA Credits, and is open to all bidders from Eligible Source Countries as defined in theGuidelines. 4.                 Interested eligible bidders may obtain furtherinformation from National Procurement Authority Email: zubair.majeed@aop.gov.af copied to haroon.naseemi@aop.gov.af & basharmal.pasarly@dab.gov.af and inspect thebidding documents at the address given below from 8:00 hrs to 16:00 hrs on any working day from Saturdayto Wednesday. 5.                 Qualifications requirementsinclude Financial Capability: the Bidder shall furnish documentary evidence that it meets thefollowing financial requirement(s): Annual turnover for each of the last three years in excess of Lot 1: USD 500,000 andLot 2: USD500,000 If bidding for more than one lot, then demonstrated total must meetthe cumulative requirements for lots bid on. TheBidder shall furnish documentary evidence of their financial standing. Alternatively they shall include a letter from a reputed bank indicating their financial status which will include theirability to perform the contract of magnitude equivalent to the quoted price. Experience: theBidder shall furnish documentary evidence to demonstrate that ithas executed and meets the following experience requirement(s): Submission of copies of 3signed contract of similar nature and magnitude within the last 3 years. Value of similar contract must meet the minimum thresholdsper lot bid or cumulative value for multiple lots bid as follows: Lot 1: USD250,000 for each contract and Lot 2: USD 250,000for each contract 6.         A complete setofbidding documents in English may be obtained by interested bidders by downloadingthe same from the NPA website www.npa.gov.af.  In case ofdifficulty in downloading from website, interested bidders may contact at email address zubair.majeed@aop.gov.af  copied to: haroon.naseemi@aop.gov.af & basharmal.pasarly@dab.gov.af 8.         Bids must be delivered to theaddress below at or before 14:00hr(Local time),on Monday 4th April 2016.  Late bids will be rejected.  Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders' representatives who choose to attendin person at the address below at 14:00Hrs (Local time), onthe same day. All bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security of the amount in USD or an equivalent amount in a freelyconvertiblecurrency valid for a period of 28 days beyond the validity period of Bids (148 days from bid submission deadline date) asunder: Lot 1: USD 15,000and Lot 2: USD9,000 9.         The address (s) referred to above is (are): Attention:  ZubairMajeed (Procurement Advisor) Address:    National Procurement Authority AdministrativeOffice of the President PashtonistanWatt-Kabul Afghanistan Telephone: +93 0202101752 E-mail: zubair.majeed@aop.gov.af copy to: haroon.naseemi@aop.gov.af & basharmal.pasarlay@dab.gov.af

Financial Sector Rapid Response Project - P119047

Afghanistan Reconstruction & Development Services (ARDS) | Published December 2, 2014  -  Deadline January 6, 2015
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Supply And Installation Of Network Equipment For Dab And Aps Invitation for Bids(IFB) Islamic Republic of Afghanistan DA Afghanistan Bank Project ID: 119047 Grant no H732-AF Supply and Installation of Network Equipment for DAB andAPS (IFB DAB/1935ICB Lots 1 & 2) 1.         The Da Afghanistan Bank, Government of IslamicRepublic ofAfghanistan has received a grant from the International Development Association (IDA) (hereinafter called "Grant")toward the cost of Financial Sector Rapid Response Project (FSRRP) and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this Grant to payments under the agreement(s) resulting fromthis IFB: Supply and Installation ofNetwork Equipment for DAB and APS, DAB/1935/ICB. 2.         The Afghanistan Reconstruction and DevelopmentServices, Procurement Unit on behalf of DA Afghanistan Bank now invites sealed bids fromeligible and qualified bidders for the above contract. 3.        Bidding will be conducted through the International Competitive Bidding (ICB) a procedure specified in the WorldBank's Guidelines: Procurement Loans and IDA Credits, and is open to allbidders from Eligible Source Countries as defined in theGuidelines. 5.         Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from Afghanistan Reconstruction and Development Services (ARDS)Email: ards.procurement@ards.org.afand inspect the bidding documents at the address givenbelow from 9:00 hrs to 16:00 hrs on any working day from Saturday to Wednesday. Qualifications requirementsinclude Financial Capability: the Bidder shall furnish documentary evidence that it meets thefollowing financial requirement(s): Annual turnover for each ofthe last three years in excess of Lot 1: USD 250,000and Lot 2: USD250,000 If bidding for more than one lot, then demonstrated total must meetthe cumulative requirements for lots bid on. TheBidder shall furnish documentary evidence of their financial standing. Alternativelythey shall include a letter from a reputed bank indicating their financial status which will include their ability to perform thecontract of magnitude equivalent to the quoted price. Experience: theBidder shall furnish documentary evidence to demonstrate that ithas executed and meets the following experience requirement(s): Submission of copiesof 3 signed contract of similar nature and magnitude within the last 3 years. Value of similar contract must meet the minimumthresholds per lot bid or cumulative value for multiple lots bid as follows: Lot 1: USD250,000 for each contract and Lot 2: USD 250,000 for each contract 7.         A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be obtained byinterested bidders by downloading the same fromthe ARDS website www.ards.gov.af.  In case ofdifficulty in downloading from website, interested bidders may contact at email address ards.procurement@ards.org.af. 8.         Bids must be delivered to theaddress below at or before 14:00 Hrs, (Local time), on Tuesday 6th January 2015. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will beopened in the presence of the bidders' representatives who choose to attend in person at the address below at14:00 Hrs (Local time), on the same day. All bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security of the amount in USD or anequivalent amount in a freely convertible currency valid for a period of 28days beyond the validity period of Bids (148 days from bidsubmission deadline date) as under: Lot 1: USD 5,000 and Lot 2: USD 7,500 9.         The address (s) referred to above is (are): Attention:        Mr. Nizamuddin Bakhshi (Procurement Specialist) Address:         Afghanistan Reconstruction & Development Services(ARDS) 4th Floor, Ministry of Economy Building Malik Asghar Square Kabul, Afghanistan Telephone: +93 (0)788 784 840 E-mail:nezam.bakhshi@ards.org.af copy to: abaseen.mall@centralbank.gov.af

Financial Sector Rapid Response Project - P119047

DAB Kabul,Afghanistan | Published June 20, 2016  -  Deadline July 17, 2016
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Procurement And Contract Management Consultant To Financial Sector Rapid Response Project (fsrrp) And To The Da Afghanistan Bank (dab). Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Da Afghanistan Bank (Central Bank of Afghanistan) ? DAB Financial Sector Rapid Response Project (FSRRP). World Bank Grant No: H732-AF: Project ID: P119047 REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES ? INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT) Assignment Title: Procurement and Contract Management Consultant to Financial Sector Rapid ResponseProject (FSRRP) and to the Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB). Reference No. FSRRP/C16/IC                                                                                                                                        Date:  19th, June2016 1.         The Islamic Republic ofAfghanistan has received funding from the World Bank towards the cost of the Financial Sector Rapid Response Project (FSRRP) andintends to apply part of the proceeds to hire an Individual Procurement and Contract Management  Consultant to Financial Sector Rapid Response Project(FSRRP) and to the DA AfghanistanBank 2.       The Development Objective of the Financialsector Rapid Response Project is to assist DAB(Da Afghanistan Bank) to develop action plans for improved banking supervision andimplementation and modern national payment system for efficient and transparent payment transactions. The FSRRP includes thefollowing components. : 1.        Strengthening of DAB's capacity: (i) Stock taking on capacity building efforts on financial supervision and development, andimplementation of theof the capacity development plan to sustainably strengthen the FS department of DAB, (ii)Review the bankingregulation frame work, and (iii)Development and implementation of actions plan following audit of commercialbanks 2.        Development of financial sectorinfrastructures: (i)     Modernization of the national payment system (mobile/card switch, RTGS/ACH/CSD) (ii)   Inter-bank communication system for DAB (iii)   DAB Core BankingSystem, CBS (iv)  Support to theestablishment of Public Credit Registry and Afghanistan Institute of Banking and Finance (AIBF), Technical Assistance and training for projectimplementation. 3.       In order to ensure efficient procurement and contract management of the projectsand DABprocurement directorate and accomplish the above, DAB has decided to hire a dedicated individual Procurement & ContractsManagement consultant. The individual consultant (IC) such hired will develop the capacity of the DAB in a structured manner andwill carry out procurement and contract management activities as per the ToR. The IC will work towards obtaining the accreditationfor DAB in a time-bound manner. 4.         DAB now invites eligible consultants to indicate their interest and submit their application toDAB for providing the above services. 5.         Qualification requirement: The suitable candidate should have the following qualifications andexperience: ·         Minimum 8 years of experiencein management of procurement particularly in world Bank  projects andgovernment or other Multilateral Development Bank's Procurement Guidelines ·          with at least threeyears of international experience in carrying out procurement including complexIT systems; ·         Minimum 2 years of experience in procurement using the WorldBank or otherMultilateral Development Bank's Procurement Guidelines ·         Possess  Master  degree in,procurement, Public Administration, MBA, Economics, Law, Commerce  or any other relatedfields; ·         Havegood knowledge and understanding of both international and national procurement procedures, processes and practicesincluding World Bank orother multilateral procurement; ·         Havegood knowledge and understanding of the government administrative systems as well as the government's clearance andapproval procedures applicable to procurement; ·         Havethe ability to apply good judgment and interpretative skill in dealing with procurement-related issues includingcommercial aspects of bidding and bid documents, bid evaluation, contracts and other procurementdocuments; ·         Havegood skills and ability in effectively communicating and coordinatingwith client staff, consultants, governmentofficials, technical as well as legal experts and the World Bank staff ·         Havegood management skills, ability to work under pressure; ·         Havethe ability to communicate in English and have computer and internet skills; ·         Possesses impeccable integrity 6.        Interested consultants are requested to submit their applications for the above assignment,along with a statement of interest and their CVs indicating their academic and professional qualifications, work experience, andthe details of the various positions held and their related responsibilities. 7.       A consultant will be selected in accordance with theproceduresset out in section V of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment ofConsultants by World Bank Borrowers (January 2011). Applications received in response will be referred toa selection panel to be established by the DAB, which will prepare ashort list of the eligible candidates. The eligible candidates will berequired to appear for an interview, either in person orvirtually, as convenient. 8.         The application, completes in all respects, should be receivedby the FSRRP Director to the emailaddress basharmal.pasarlay@dab.gov.af, and copiedto the procurement director to the email addressabaseen.mall@dab.gov.af.  The deadline for submission of application is 17th July, 2016. Interestedconsultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours i.e. 0900 to 1500hours. Name: Basharmal Pasarlai Position: Projects Director General Mobile : +93 700 475 027 Email basharmal.pasarlay@dab.gov.af

Financial Sector Rapid Response Project - P119047

Central Bank of Afghanistan | Published February 2, 2016  -  Deadline February 29, 2016
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Risk Management Consultant To Da Afghanistan Bank (dab) Risk Management Department Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Da Afghanistan Bank (Central Bank of Afghanistan) ? DAB Financial Sector Rapid Response Project (FSRRP). World Bank Grant No: H732-AF: Project ID: P119047 REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES ? INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT) Assignment Title: Risk Management Consultant to Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB) Risk ManagementDepartment Reference No.FSRRP/C15/IC                                                                                                                                         Date:  1st February2016 1.         The Islamic Republic ofAfghanistan has received funding from the World Bank towards the cost of the Financial Sector Rapid Response Project (FSRRP) andintends to apply part of the proceeds to hire and Individual Consultant to server as Risk Management Consultant to DaAfghanistan Bank(DAB) Risk Management Department. 2.         DAB established a Risk Management Department (RMD) in 2008 to identify, analyze and mitigatepotential risks of commercial banks in Afghanistan. The RMD worked in close collaboration with financial supervision departmentfrom 2008 until 2012. In July 2012, the DAB supremecouncil decided that all matters relating to commercial banks will behandled byfinancial supervision department and that the RMD's mandate and focus will be the management of risks faced by the DAB. The RMD isnow in the process of developing policies, procedures and other documents for management of risks faced by theDAB. 3.         The RMD has adopted the 'Three Lines of Defense' model for theDAB, which consistsof: a)       Functional unit as the first Line of Defense, b)       Risk Management & Compliance Functions as the second Line ofDefense, and c)       Internal Audit Function as the third line of Defense. 4.         DAB now invites eligible consultants to indicate their interest and submit their application toprovide to the above services. 5.         Qualification requirement: Experience: a)       Minimum 5 years of risk management experience in the banking sector, including management of both financialand non-financial risks, at least 3 years of which should be in a supervisory/ control capacity; b)       At least 5 years of combined experience within a central bank inthe fields of risk management, internalaudit, reserve management, with at least 2 years in risk management; c)       Excellent written and oral communication skills in English language, including on professionaltopics; d)       Familiar with Microsoft Office and other IT system being used incentral banks i.e. Core BankingSolution. Education: a)       Master's Degree in the relevant field of Economics, Finance, Risk Management. b)       Professional Certifications in the area of risk management such as FRM, PRM,etc 6.        Interested consultants are requested to submit their applications for the above assignment,along with a statement of interest and their CVs indicating their academic and professional qualifications, work experience, andthe details of the various positions held and their related responsibilities. 7.         A consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out insection V of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers (January 2011). Applications received in response will be referred to a selection panel to be established by the DAB,which will prepare a short list of the eligible candidates. The eligible candidates will be required to appear for an interview,either in person or virtually, as convenient. 8.         The application, complete in all respects, should be received by the FSRRP Director to the emailaddress basharmal.pasarlay@dab.gov.af, copied tomoses.jenkins@dab.gov.af and sami.mahaal@dab.gov.af .  The deadline for submission of application is Monday29th February 2016. Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours i.e. 0900 to1500 hours Name: Basharmal Pasarlai Position: Projects Director General Mobile : +93 700 475 027

Financial Sector Rapid Response Project - P119047

Afghanistan Reconstruction & Development Services (ARDS) | Published December 10, 2014  -  Deadline January 21, 2015
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Supply, Installation And Commissioning Of Data Centre For National Payment Switch. Invitation for Bids (IFB) Islamic Republic ofAfghanistan DA Afghanistan Bank Project ID: 119047 Grant no H732-AF Supply, Installation and Commissioning of Data Centre for National PaymentSwitch. IFB No. DAB/1930/ICB 1.     The Central Bank of Afghanistan (Da Afghanistan Bank)of the Islamic Republic ofAfghanistan has received a Grant from World Banktoward the cost of Supply, Installation and Commissioning of Data Centre for National Payment Switch of Islamic Republic ofAfghanistan, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this grant to payments under the agreement(s) resulting from this IFB:DAB/1930/ICB. 2.     The Afghanistan Reconstruction andDevelopment Services (ARDS) on behalf of Da Afghanistan Bank now invites sealed bids from eligibleBiddersfor Supply, Installation and Commissioning of DataCentre for National Payment Switch. 3.     Bidding will be conducted using the International Competitive Bidding (ICB)procedures specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement of Goods, Works and Non-Consulting services under IBRD Loans andIDA Credits& Grants, edition of January 2011, revision July 2014, and is open to all Bidders eligible as defined in theseGuidelines, that meet the following minimum qualification criteria: ·          (a)       Bidder's Financial Capability Annual turnover for each of thelast three years in excess ofUSD300,000. The Biddershall furnish documentary evidence of their financial standing - audited annualfinancial statement. Alternatively they shall include a letter from a reputed bank indicating their financial status which will includetheir ability to perform the contract of magnitude equivalent to the quoted price. ·         (b)       Bidder's Experience and Technical Capacity Submissionof copies of 3 signed contracts within thelast 3 years for the execution of contract of similar nature of a value equal to or more than USD300,000.The Biddershall furnish documentary evidence todemonstrate that it meets the following technical requirement(s): The Bidder shall furnish documentary evidence todemonstrate that the Goods it offers meets the normal usage requirement & meets the requirements of Regulatory Authorities ofAfghanistan. 4.     Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from AfghanistanReconstruction and Development Services (ARDS)and inspect the bidding documents at the address given below from 09:00 Hrs to 16:00Hrs Saturday to Wednesday. 5.      A complete set of bidding documentsin English may be downloaded from www.ards.gov.af. Prior registration is required for submittingclarification questions on the bidding documents and receiving automatic notice of answers and of addenda to the bidding documentsthe downloadable version of the bidding documents, and any addenda to it, will be the binding one. 6.      Bids mustbe delivered on before thetime, date and address provided below. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of bidders' representativeswho choose to attend at the time and address below. 7.      Bids mustbe accompanied by a bidsecurity from a reputed bank whether local orinternational. The amount of Bid Security required is USD6,500 or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency. Address for bid submission andopening: Attention: Mr.  Nizamuddin Bakhshi (Procurement Specialist) Address:  Afghanistan Reconstruction & DevelopmentServices (ARDS) 4th Floor, Ministry of EconomyBuilding Malik Asghar Square Kabul, Afghanistan Telephone: +93 (0) 788 784 840 E-mail:nezam.bakhshi@ards.org.af copy to: abaseen.mall@centralbank.gov.af Date:                          Wednesday 21st January 2015 Time:                        14:00 Hours (LocalTime)

Financial Sector Rapid Response Project - P119047

Da Afghanistan Bank | Published June 7, 2016  -  Deadline June 14, 2016
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The Bid Document Tender For Supply And Installation Of Network Equipment For Dab And Aps Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Da Afghanistan Bank Project: Financial SectorRapid Response Project (FSRRP) Grant No:  H732-AF Project ID:119047 To: All Bidders Amendment No.5 IFB No.: NPA/DAB/95/ICB/G-1072 The Bid Document Tender for Supplyand Installation of Network Equipment for DAB and APS- Lots 1 & 2 published on 11 Feb 2016 is, hereby, modified and thefollowing amendment is hereby made for submission of Bids against IFB Number: (IFB NPA/DAB/95/ICB/G-1072 Lots 1 & 2),Procurement network equipment for Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB) and Afghanistan Payment System (APS). The deadline for bid submission is: Date: Monday 4th April2016 Time: 14:00 hrs (Kabul time) In case the specified deadline for bid submission isdeclared a holiday by the Government, the bids shall be submitted at the specified time on the next workingday. Bidders shall not have the option of submittingtheir bids electronically. The deadline for bid submission is: Date: Tuesday 14th June2016 Time:  10:00 am (Kabul time)

Financial Sector Rapid Response Project - P119047

National Procurement Authority, Office of Administrative Affairs | Published April 18, 2016  -  Deadline May 18, 2016
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Tender For Supply And Installation Of Network Equipment For Dab And Aps Islamic Republic of Afghanistan DaAfghanistan Bank Tender for Supply and Installation of Network Equipment for DAB and APS (NPA/DAB/95/ICB/G-1072) Lots1 & 2 Amendment#3 Project: Financial SectorRapid Response Project (FSRRP) Grant No:  H732-AF Project ID:119047 April2016 Tender for Supply and Installation of Network Equipment for DAB andAPS (NPA/DAB/95/ICB/G-1072) Lots 1 & 2 Amendment #3 Section II.  Bid Data Sheet (BDS) Reference Clause Original Document Amendment ITB 18.1 The bid validity period shall be 120days after the deadline for bid submission.i.e. 2nd August 2016 The bid validityperiod shall be 120 days after the deadline for bid submission. i.e. 15th September 2016 ITB 22.1 For bid submission purposesonly, the Purchaser's addressis: Attention: Zubair Majeed(Procurement Advisor) Address:  National Procurement Authority, Office of AdministrativeAffairs City: Kabul Country:  Afghanistan Telephone: +93020 2101752 Electronic mail address: E-mail: zubair.majeed@aop.gov.af copy to: haroon.naseemi@aop.gov.af & basharmal.pasarlay@dab.gov.af The deadline for bid submission is: Date: Monday 4th April 2016 Time:  14:00 hrs (Kabul time) In case the specified deadline for bidsubmission is declared a holiday by the Government, the bids shall be submitted at the specifiedtime on the next workingday. Bidders shall nothave the option of submitting their bids electronically. The deadline for bid submission is: Date: Wednesday 18th May 2016 Time:  14:00 hrs (Kabul time)

Financial Sector Rapid Response Project - P119047

Da Afghanistan Bank | Published April 3, 2016  -  Deadline April 20, 2016
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Tender For Supply And Installation Of Network Equipment For Dab And Aps Islamic Republic ofAfghanistan Da Afghanistan Bank Tender for Supply and Installation of Network Equipment for DAB and APS (NPA/DAB/95/ICB/G-1072) Lots 1 & 2 Amendment#2 Project: Financial Sector Rapid ResponseProject(FSRRP) Grant No: H732-AF Project ID: 119047 March 2016 Tender for Supply andInstallation of Network Equipmentfor DAB and APS (NPA/DAB/95/ICB/G-1072) Lots 1 &2 Amendment#2 Section II. Bid Data Sheet (BDS) Reference Clause OriginalDocument Amendment ITB 18.1 The bid validity period shall be 120 days after the deadlinefor bid submission. i.e. 2nd August2016 The bid validity period shall be 120 days after the deadline for bid submission.i.e. 18th August2016 ITB 22.1 For bid submission purposes only, thePurchaser's address is: Attention: Zubair Majeed(Procurement Advisor) Address:  National Procurement Authority, Office of AdministrativeAffairs City: Kabul Country:  Afghanistan Telephone: +93 020 2101752 Electronic mail address:E-mail: zubair.majeed@aop.gov.af copy to: haroon.naseemi@aop.gov.af& basharmal.pasarlay@dab.gov.af The deadline for bid submission is: Date: Monday 4th April2016 Time:  14:00 hrs (Kabul time) In case the specified deadline for bid submissionis declared a holiday by the Government, the bids shall be submitted at the specified time on the next workingday. Bidders shall not have the option of submitting their bidselectronically. The deadline for bid submission is: Date: Wednesday 20st April 2016 Time:  14:00 hrs (Kabul time) All the other aspects of the Original RFP Document remainunchanged.

Financial Sector Rapid Response Project - P119047

Afghanistan Reconstruction & Development Services (ARDS) | Published January 11, 2015  -  Deadline January 24, 2015
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Supply And Installation Of Network Equipment For Dab And Aps Financial Sector Rapid Response Project (FSRRP) Supply and Installation of Network Equipment for DAB andAPS IFB DAB/1935/ICB Lots 1 & 2 Amendment/ Clarification N# 4 The following modifications are made through this amendment to the bidding document for the Supply and Installation ofNetwork Equipment for DAB and APS. Ref number IFB DAB/1935/ICB Lots 1 & 2. Changes to Technical Specification Supply and Installation ofNetwork Equipment for APS S.No Description of Item Required Specifications Modified to readas Lot-1 1.8 Dell 42 U Rack or equivalent Dell PowerEdge 4220 42U Rackorequivalent KVM Switchand monitor PDU Cable Management Four cooling fans Dell PowerEdge 4220 42U Rack orequivalent KVM Switchand monitor PDU Cable Management Four cooling fans No. of PDU socket: 13or higher standard Lot-2 2.1 48 Port switch 3750-Xseries WS-X6748-GE-TX Switch or Equivalent Manufacturer: Cisco Systems, Incor Equivalent Interfaces: 48 x network -Ethernet10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T -RJ45 Compatible Slots: 1 x Expansion Slot Device Type: Switch Enclosure Type: Plug-inModule Data Transfer Rate: 1Gbps Connectivity Technology: Wired Switching Protocol: Ethernet Backplane connection: SwitchFabric 48 Port switch 3750-X series Switch or Equivalent) Manufacturer: Cisco Systems, Inc or Equivalent Interfaces:48 x network ?Giga Ethernet10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T -RJ45 CompatibleSlots: 1 x Expansion Slot Device Type: Switch Enclosure Type: Plug-in Module Data Transfer Rate: 1 Gbps ConnectivityTechnology: Wired Switching Protocol: Ethernet Backplane connection: Switch Fabric 2.2 Cisco Catalyst 6509Series Switchor (Equivalent or Higher) Manufacturer: Cisco Systems,Inc,  Equivalent Interfaces/Ports: LAN Expansion Slots: (9 Total) Expansion Slot Input Voltage: 220 V AC  Input Voltage Range: 48 V DC to 60 V DC Form Factor: Rack-mountable Package Contents:Catalyst 6509-E Switch Chassis,  Supervisor Engine (Sup720-10G-VSS)Performance(inline): DeviceManager for FWSM 4.0 for Catalyst 6500 and 7600 or Equivalent Product Model: WS-F6700-CFC CF-ADAPTER-SP:  SP adapter with compact flash for SUP720 or Equivalent SV33IBK9L-12233SXJ:  CiscoCAT6000-VSS720 IOS IP BASE SSHLAN ONLY or Equivalent Manufacturer: Cisco Systems,Inc,  Equivalent Interfaces/Ports: LAN Expansion Slots: (9 Total) Expansion Slot Input Voltage: 220 V AC  Input Voltage Range: 48 V DC to 60 V DC Power: AC Form Factor:Rack-mountable Package Contents: Catalyst 6509-E Switch Chassis, supervision Engine 2T (VS-S2T-10G-XL),Performance (inline): ASA Services Module(WS-SVC-ASA-SM1-K9) Module for 1 Slot : X2-10GB-LRM & WS-X6816-GB-IC for Fiber Connectivity Modules for other remaining Slots:10 GigaEthernet ports ( for theremaining slots) part Number (WS-X6716-10T-3C) ProductModel: WS-F6700-CFC CF-ADAPTER-SP:  SP adapter with compact flash for Supervision Engine 2T orEquivalent S2TAEK9-12250SY:Advanced Enterprise IOSorEquivalent ­ 2.3 Cisco Router 4451-XISR or Equivalent Cisco Router 4451-X ISR or Equivalent ExpansionSlots: Type: EHWIC Type: PVDM. Type:CompactFlash  Type: Expansion Slot CON-SNT-ISR45XK9:  IPS 4345 with SW  8 GE data + 1 GEmgmt AC Power SF-IPS-4300-7.1-K9: IPS 4345 and 4360 Software Version 7.1 CAB-ACE: Cisco Router 4451-X ISRor Equivalent Expansion Slot:NIM-1MFT-T1/E1 Data Cards. No PVDMCards/interface. 2.4 Whats UpGold Monitoring software or Equivalent IPSWITCH Whats Up Gold or Equivalent Version: 2014 Version License :For 100 Devices IPSWITCH Whats Up Goldor Equivalent Version: 16 or latest Edition: premium edition Supported No of Devices: for at least 100devices Add-ons: (IPswitch IP address Manager, IPSwitch Failover Manager, IPswitch application performance monitor for 3 - 5applications) 2.7 42U Rack for Servers and Switches or Equivalent APC NetShelter SX 42U 600mm Widex 1070mm Deep Enclosurefor Servers and NetworkingDevices or Equivalent APC NetShelter SX 42U 600mm Wide x 1070mm Deep Enclosurefor Servers and Networking Devices orEquivalent No. of PDU socket: 13orhigher standard 2.8 CISCO IPTelephone system  or Equivalent ? WithInstallation and Configuration Full list andspecificationis provided in table below See modification on details for CISCO IP Telephone system below 2.15 ManageEngine Monitoring Software (OpStor latest version for at least 15 - 20 Devices ) orEquivalent (for Windows & Linux) ManageEngine OpStor Subscription Model (or equivalent) for 15 Devices Pack, Storage Infrastructure Monitoring including Fiber ChannelSwitches, Storage Arrays, Tape Libraries and Storages; lifetime License Manage Engine OpStor latest version (or equivalent) for at least 15 ? 20 devices, StorageInfrastructure Monitoring including Fiber Channel Switches, Storage Arrays, Tape Libraries and Storages; lifetimeLicense 2.17 ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus  or Equivalent (forWindows & Linux) ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus  Professional Edition (or equivalent) (Annual Subscription) 2Technicians (250 Nodes) for HelpDesk + Asset Management; lifetime License Manage Engine ServiceDesk Plus  Professional Edition (orequivalent)  with 2 Technicians  include(250 Nodes) for HelpDesk + Asset Management; lifetime License 2.21 IPS-4345-K9 IPS 4345 with SW  8 GE data + 1 GE mgmt  AC Power                                                                            SF-IPS-4300-7.1-K9: IPS 4345 and 4360 Software Version7.1                                                           CAB-ACE: AC Power Cord (Europe)C13 CEE 7 1.5M                                                                              IPS-4300-RAILS: IPS 4345 and 4360 tool-less slidingrail kit                                                   CON-SU1-IPS4345: IPS SVC AR NBD IPS 4345 with SW 8 Not Required it should be ignored. Detail for CISCO IP Telephone system or Equivalent ? With Installation and Configuration Item # Part # Item Description Modified to readas 1.0.1 CON-ESW-CBE6KK ESSENTIAL SW CiscoBusiness Edition CON-ECMU-RCBE6KK 1.6.0.1 CON-ESW-UCMUWLST ESSENTIAL SW BE6K UCM 10XCUWL BE CON-ECMU-UCMUWLST 1.6.0.2 UCSS-U-6KUWLBE-3-1 BE6K UCSS for CUWL-BEUser - 3 Years - 1 User CON-ECMU-UCMUWLST 1.12.0.1 CON-ESW-UCMUCBAS ESSENTIAL SW BE6K UCM 10XBasic U CON-ECMU-UCMUCBAS 2.6 PI-MSE-PRMO-INSRT Insert Packout -PI-MSE It is just a promotion for Prime Infrastructure and will not affect any of the functions and does notaffect the financials as well. 5.7 LIC-VCS-BASE-K9 License Key - VCSEncrypted Software Image LIC-SW-VMVCS-K9 Query No.1: Item1.6(Cat6506)- Fast Ethernet modules not available , so Can we quote for 48 port GE (against 12x FE and 24xGE)? Clarification No.1: Yes, youcan quote for 48 port GE Query No.2:  Item 1.6(Cat6506)- 10Gigabit Ethernet modules 8Port : 10G X2 modules are not mentioned in requirement, if requiredthen please share the part number aswell as mention single mode or multimode. Clarification No.2: Notrequired. Query No.3:  Item 1.6(Cat6506)- What are the Multi gigabit service modulesrequired, Ideally all wireless ,Analysis and security cannot be in One module. Please specify the required services. Clarificaiton No.3: Onlysecurity module is required. Query No.4: Item1.6(Cat6506)- For Wireless service ? how many Access Point capacity  is required (the capacity is 100, 300 ,500and 1000).Do you also need high availability module, the same module can be on the second switch also instead of wirelessmodule. Clarification No.4: The Access Point Capacity Should is 100 and no high availability modelis required. Query No.5: Item1.6(Cat6506)-  Do we consider wireless HA module for second Cisco 6506-Echassis? Clarification No.5: No, thewirelessHM Module is not required. Query No.6: Item1.6(Cat6506)-  Please mention IOS package required (Advanced /Enterprise/IP Base etc). Clarification No.6: The IOS required package is Enterprise. Query No.7: Item 1.9-Manage Enginesoftware is asked, but no Server for installationis considered, will DAB provide the server for same? Clarification No7: Yes, DABwill provide same server for installation of Manage Engine software. Query No.8:  Lot1 & Lot2 -Regarding Implementation: Please share the location forthe implementationof the supplied equipment as well as the scope of implementation. (Is it within Kabul?) Clarification No8: Yes, Bothlots will be implemented within Kabul. The locations are provided below. Location for Lot1:                                                                              Location for Lot2: Head of Office, Da Afghanistan Bank(DAB)                                  Afghanistan Payment SystemsOffice Ibni-Sinat Watt, Kabul Afghanistan                                                   lane No1,Street 8th ,District 10th, Shahr-e-Now KabulAfghanistan. Query No.9: Item 1.9 &1.10- Manage Engine Monitoring Software and Manage Engine EventLog Analyzer has the repetition withdifferent no of users and Applications. Is this for two different sites or for a single site? Pleaseconfirm. Clarification No.9: The Manage Engine Monitoring Software and Manage Engine EventLog Analyzer are only for SingleSite. Query No.10: Item2.15-Manage Enginesoftware is asked, but no Server for installation is considered, willAPS provide the server forsame? Clarification No.10: Yes,APS will provide same server for installation of Manage Engine software. All the other aspects of the Originalbidding document remain unchanged.

Afghanistan SDNRP II - P118925

Ministry of Mines and Petroleum, Program Management Unit (PMU) | Published May 3, 2015  -  Deadline May 23, 2015
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Financial Regulations Expert (international) REQUEST FOREXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST ConsultancyServices Financial Regulations Expert(International) Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Sustainable Development of Natural Resources Project Natural Resources Sector Consulting Services: Financial Regulations Expert (International) IDA Grant No.: H699-AF Project ID No.: P118925 Reference: MoMP/PMU/CT- II - 48 -1 Background: The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has received a grant from the World Bank toward the costof achieving Sustainable Development of Natural Resources in Afghanistan. The Project is being implemented through a ProgramManagement Unit (PMU) within the Ministry of Mines & Petroleum. The Ministry is now seeking forqualified individual consultant for the position of Financial Regulations Expert. Job Summary: The FinancialRegulations Expert shall provide the following services; a)      Development ofAfghanistan's Extractive Industries Fiscal Policy particularly the Fiscal Regime as a package of corporate income tax, royalties,export and import duties and other fiscal instruments that Afghanistan would use to charge the extractive companies; b)      Advice onMining Fiscal Policy to MoMP  on optionsavailable& share his/her work experience and world practices; c)      Work togetherwith Drafting Division of the Legal Directorate with respect to drafting, scrutinizing and finalizing Mining FinancialRegulations; d)     High-level advice onstrategic issues relating to financial aspects of the Minerals Law; e)      Capacity-building within the Ministry's legal and policy teams with regards to Fiscal Policy and other financial aspects ofthe regulatory framework. Duties &Responsibilities ·         Development of the Afghanistan's Mining Sector Fiscal Policy and other Fiscal Regime issues; ·         Drafting Mining Financial Regulation in compliance to the Afghanistan Mining Fiscal Policy(including fiscal regime and other fiscal instruments), Minerals law and Mining Technical Regulation; ·         Providing technical support in theprocess of legal analysis and review of Mining Financial andTechnical Regulation as well as Procedures in close consultation of legal director; ·         Advise Ministry of Mines and Petroleum initiative of developing formal mechanisms of royalty'scalculation and collection; ·         Conducting training workshop on the methodology of drafting Financial Regulation, Mining FiscalPolicy, and other Fiscal regime issues related to the Mining Financial Regulations; ·         Conducting on job training and capacity building programs on Mining Financial Regulations andmining economy; ·         Provide technical input and adviseon the process of developing Fiscal policy and other fiscalinstruments; ·         Liaison with all stakeholders, including but not limited to: officials of MOMP & otherrelevant ministries of the Afghan Govt. (particular attention to Policy Dept., Legal Directorate &Cadastre Dept. of MOMP),World Bank, other donors & NGOs, other consultants in MOMP including the GAF Cadastre Project team asrequired; ·         Provide a brief monthly report at the conclusion of each phase and an integrated report onconclusion ofthe project; ·         Any other activities as may be identified in relation of this the terms of reference. DILIVERABLES ANDTENTATIVE WORK PLAN (D&WP) The following work plan is provisional and will be modified according to requirements of theproject as it progresses. PROVISIONAL WORK PLAN Phase EST DURATION (CAL. DAYS) OUTLINE OF ACTIVITIES 1 38 May - June - July 2015 §  Review of MineralsLaw, draft of the Mining Financial Regulations and other relevant Regulations; §  Research on FiscalPolicies and Fiscal Regime issues of other countries in scope of Mining Sector; §  Review of draft MiningFinancial Regulations, as periodically updated; provide detailed comments & recommendations with respect of royalty'scalculation mechanisms and financial guarantees; §  Review and comment ondraft Fiscal Policy(including Fiscal Regime and other financial instruments) of the Afghanistan's MiningSector; §  Identify relevantauthorities & stakeholders for field visit; §  Brief report on thisphase. 2 20 July 2015 §  Visit Kabul, includingtravel; §  Meet senior MOMPofficials & obtain opinions & guidelines; §  Liaise with the teampreparing the draft Financial Regulations, including consultants; Policy Dept., Legal ServicesDirectorate; §  Meet with otherrelevant  stakeholders; §  Conducting on jobtrainings and training workshops for legal and policy staff of the Legal and Policy Directorates ondrafting Mining FiscalPolicy(including Fiscal Regime issues),Mining Financial Regulations and other financial issues of miningindustries; §  Scrutinize MiningFinancial Regulations together with Legal Directorate drafters; §  Work together withstaff of Policy Directorate on Fiscal Policy (including Fiscal Regime issues) to be developed. §  Brief report on thisphase. 3 6 August 2015 §  Submitting theFinalized draft of Fiscal Policy(including Fiscal Regime)to Policy Directorate; §  Submitting theFinalized draft of the Mining Financial Regulations to the Legal Directorate; §  Brief report on thisphase & final project report, to include further recommendations on the Regulations & assessment of current capacity withinMOMP & further requirements for capacity-building. TOTAL  64 Qualifications: Candidates should fulfill the following requisites: Professional qualifications must include at least Master degree in MiningEconomy or Mining Fiscal Regime. Minimum of10 years of experience in corporate financial regulations, drafting and reviewing legislative document, miningpolicies andcontracts.Past experience with public sector in the relevant field and knowinternational standards.Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; demonstrated experience andability to work effectively in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment.Fluency in spoken and written English. Knowledge of Dari or Pashto will beconsidered very favorablyVery good knowledge of Computer programs and other neededsoftware. The Consultant will be selectedin accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank's SectionV ofGuidelines: Selection of Individuals Consultant by World BankBorrowers (revised Jan2011). Expressions of interest (including CV and three referees) should be sent to the email address below by nolater than 15:00 hours (local time)  23rd May  2015 Candidates should indicate whether they areinterested in a longer term assignment. Reference MoMP/PMU/CT-II- 48 - 1 must bequoted on all correspondence and the Expression of interest. Ministry of Mines andPetroleum, Program Management Unit (PMU) Attention: Mr. Habib Naseri Afghanistan GeologicalSurvey Building (AGS), 2nd floor, Annex, Close to Abdul Haqroundabout, 3rd Macrorayan, Kabul, Afghanistan. Email:habib.pmu@gmail.com and waheed.pmu@gmail.com Cell phone Nos.: +93 (0) 202311 659

Natl Horticulture & Livestock Project - P143841

Ministry Agriculture Irrigationand Livestock | Published August 9, 2015  -  Deadline August 26, 2015
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International Finance Advisor TOR for  International Finance Advisor Job Title: InternationalFinance Advisor Location: Organization: Project: Vacancy No. Kabul Ministry ofAgriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) NationalHorticulture and Livestock Project (NHLP) REOI RefNo-MAIL-ARTF-NHLP-IC-4341 Nationality: International Job Posted: 09th August 2015 Closing Date: 26th August 2015 Language Requirements: English Duration of Assignment: One year (base on need may be extended) Background: The National Horticulture and Livestock Project (NHLP) havethree components: (1) Horticultural Production, (2) Animal Production and Health, and (3) Implementation Management and TechnicalAssistance Support. The NHLP objective is to promote the adoption of improved farm production practicesvia a gradual rolloutof farmer-centered agricultural services mechanisms and investment support. Servicedelivery centered on farmers is expected to increase their involvement in identifying theservices they need and in delivering more cost-effective services. NHLP will contribute to increasing (a) horticulturalproductivity and production and (b) improved animal production and health. For livestock raisers, this strategy is based on (i)strengthening thedelivery of animal production and animal health extension at small-holder level, supported with some investmentsupport for production and health inputs, and (ii) investment in a sustainable broad-scale, livestock disease surveillance andresponse capability. NHLP will also develop policies for the livestock sector, specifically through trials involving (i) backyardand semi-commercial poultry, and (ii) the strategic feeding of sheep. All of these livestock activities will be implemented in morethan 100 focus districts and as many as 24 target provinces. Scope of Work: The work scope of International Finance Advisor is to support finance team in all aspect of financial management, program implementation, decision making,innovation and strategies development. His/her duties will be as follow; Dutiesand Responsibilities Ø Working in partnership with the Finance Heads, and other finance team (counterparts) of HLP. Ø Maintain and improve the financial management system and procedures for NHLP ? in accordance withregulations of GoIRA and the World Bank. Ø Develop financial budgeting and reporting system by component/ and by provinces in accordancewith regulations of GoIRA and the World Bank. Ø Ensure budget reconciliation and financial reporting procedures for NHLP is understood andpracticed by the financial management team. Ø Ensure transparency and cooperation for the internal and external audits. Ø Ensure monthly, quarterly and annual reports are prepared and delivered on time. Ø Establish a system of compliance, verification and payment for financial documents of eachcomponent of NHLP and the implementing partners. Ø Conduct regular training need       assessment and capacity of the counterparts and identify trainings for buildingcapacity. Ø Prepare a one year plan for building the capacity of the Finance national counterparts so theyare empowered to take gradual ownership of the finance component. Ø Assist the Project Director in developing the programme level financial management system forNHLP and in other areas that are deemed necessary. Ø Work on the capacity of the project and MAIL finance team and arrange regular trainings tothem. Ø Ensure that the system forreconciliation of the farmer contribution and tool distribution isinplace Ø Ensure that proper controlmechanism is in place in the central and regional levels Ø Ensure that a system for  safeguarding  the project assets both in main office and provinces is in place andproperly maintained Ø Ø Any other task assigned bythe PD. Qualifications Required: Ø CA/ACCA, or Master degree in financial management (PHD preferred) Ø 12-15 years working experience in finance; at least 3 year of which should be with World Bankrelated project. Ø Experience of GoIRA financial Management system is preferred. Note: NHLP is an equal opportunities employer and encourages, qualified men and women to apply. SubmissionGuideline: Please submit your updated resumes along with a cover letter quoting the Job Title to thefollowing address, no later than August 23th 2015. Theinterview date/s and venue will be determined soon after the expiryof the deadline for applications.: Dr.Usman Safi Project Director NHLP. email nhlp.vacancies@mail.gov.af  copy to jawad.ahmadzai@mail.gov.af

AF: ARTF-Public Fin. Mgmt. Reform II - P120427

Afghanistan Reconstruction and Development Services (ARDS) | Published January 8, 2015  -  Deadline January 31, 2015
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Professional Certification Program (pcp) REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST For Professional Certification Program (PCP) Ref No.:          MoF/1982/QCBS PPNo.:          MOF/340/IAD/PFMR-II/10/93 Project:           Public Financial Management Reform Project-II(PFMR-II) Grant No.:     TF 010024 Procurement Type:   Consulting Services 1.         The Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIRA)has received a grant from the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF), and will use part of the proceeds of the grant to makepayments under a contract for Consultancy Services of Professional Certification Program for Internal Audit Department of theMinistry of Finance (MOF) & Line Ministries. 2.         A brief description of the projectis providedbelow: The goal of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (IRA) includes maintaining appropriate fiduciary standardsto provide reasonable assurance to the Afghan Public and International donors that government resources and donor funds are subjectto appropriate allocationand expenditure controls. An important objective is achieving compliance with international standards offinancial management including theuse of internationally recognized accounting, auditing and reporting standards enabled by moderntechnology and software applications. The Internal Audit component of the PFMR-II project seeksto help establish an effective Internal Audit Service throughout the national government that meets acceptable standards. Thiscomponent first established the necessary Internal Audit frame work within the Ministry of Finance, and then aims to extend the IAframework to line ministries. This undertaking seeks to consolidate and enhance the improvements in public financial management ofthe past years and to prepare the Ministry of Finance through the work of an effective Internal Audit function to ensure theapplication of the public financial management law and effective controlof budget aggregates. The objective of this contract is the preparation oftraining material and the delivery of formal classroom training & exam preparation in following professional & technicalcertification programs: a) Certified Internal Auditor(CIA) b) Certified Fraud Examiner(CFE) c) Certified Information SystemsAuditor (CISA) d) Project Management Professional(PMP) Thesetraining programs will be for the staff of Internal Audit department of MoF and other line ministries and State administereddepartments. The project aims to provide certifiable classroom trainingon these four professional certification programs to one hundred (100) civil servants includingcadres' of Internal Auditors of theMinistry of Finance, all line ministries and State Administered departments. After successful completion of tuition, theparticipants should be introduced / sent for "Certification Exams" from all relevantinstitutions. The successfulConsultant would work closely with theDirectorate General Internal Audit and Project Management Team of Public Financial ManagementReform Project (PFMR-II) of IAD in Ministry of Finance. The Consultantwould report to the Director General of Internal Audit but would be required to consult extensively at all stages with the WorldBank project team of IAD (PFMR-II), and be capable of satisfying tight deadlines / deliverables at all stages of their assignment,specifically their reporting obligations specified in the Terms of Reference for this project. 3          Afghanistan Reconstruction and DevelopmentServices (ARDS) on behalf of MOF now invites eligible consultants to express their interest in providing the abovementionedservices for the GIRA. Interested consultants must provide information demonstrating their relevant qualifications to perform theservicesincluding: Descriptions of similar assignments, the staffinvolved and the methodology used, indicating the nature and scope of these assignments, undertaken either through direct contractor where key staff have dischargedlead and managerial rolesExperience of working under similar conditions inpost conflict countries and the methodology employed;Financialcapability.Availability of appropriate skills & knowledgeamong staff, including experience of business processes, knowledge of government and donor fund accounting and financial reporting,public financial management, systems integration information technology and language capabilities;References 4          The main part of the EOI shall be a specificpaper of not more than five (5) pages which should comprise a brief presentation of the firm or association, recent references andexperience of similar assignments and under similar conditions The same text,together with all other material (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, financialcapability, appropriate skills among staff, etc.), shall be sent in soft and hard copy to the address given below. Respondents areencouraged to provide only material that is specific to the proposed services, and to avoid submitting generic promotionalmaterial. 5          Consultants may associate to enhance theirqualification or access to local advisors. The association may take the form of a Joint Venture (with joint and several liabilitiesof all partners) or a sub-consultancy. If consultants intend to associate with other firms, they are invited to state in their EOIthecomposition and form of the association. 6.         The Criteria for short listing of the consultingfirms shall be as follows: ·         The firm should have been in academic / educational/ CD business for at least 5years. ·         The firm shall be financially sound with an average annual turnover of more than USD1,000,000.00 during the last five years. ·         The firm should have at least 3 years similar experiences in academic / educational /Capacity Development business. ·         Availability of appropriate skills & knowledge among staff, including experienceof business processes, financial accounting / auditing, knowledge of government and donor fund accounting and financial reporting,public financial management, systems integration information technology and languagecapabilities. 7.         A consultant will be selected throughQuality-and-Cost Based Selection (QCBS) in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection andEmployment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers dated January 2011. 8.         Interested eligible biddersmayobtain further information from Afghanistan Reconstruction and Development Services (ARDS) at the address given below from 8:00hrs to 16:30 hrs on any working day from Saturday to Wednesday. Expression ofInterest must be delivered to the address below by 31thJanuary 2015 at 14:00 local time. Address:- AfghanistanReconstruction and Development Services (ARDS) Ministry ofEconomy Building, 4th floor, Malik AsgharSquare, Kabul,Afghanistan Email:abdullah.khalid@ards.org.af Copy to:said.bahawddin@ards.org.af Web: -www.ards.org.af

AF: ARTF-Public Fin. Mgmt. Reform II - P120427

National Procurement Authority | Published June 5, 2016  -  Deadline July 26, 2016
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Procurement Of Afmis Essential For General Treasury Directorate(npa/mof/95/icb/g-1161) Invitation for Bids (IFB) Islamic Republic ofAfghanistan Ministry of Finance Project ID: P120427 Grant No: TF0100024 PP Ref #: PFMR-II-720-LPI-B-ICB/HRCDP/04/93 Procurement of AFMIS Essential for General TreasuryDirectorate (NPA/MoF/95/ICB/G-1161) 1.                 The Ministry of Finance,Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has received a grant from International Development Association (IDA) (hereinaftercalled "Grant") toward the cost of Public Financial Management ReformII (PFMR? II) and itintends to apply part of the proceeds of this Granttopayments under the agreement(s) resulting from this IFB: Procurement of IT Equipment for General Treasury Directorate for MoF,NPA/MoF/95/ICB/G-1161. 2.                 The National Procurement Authority on behalf of Ministry of Finance now invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for the above contract. 3.                 Biddingwill be conductedthrough the International Competitive Bidding (ICB) a procedure specified in the WorldBank's Guidelines: Procurement Loans and IDA Credits, and is open to all bidders from Eligible Source Countries as defined in theGuidelines. 4.                 Interested eligible biddersmay obtain further information from National Procurement Authority Email: zubair.majeed@aop.gov.af copied tosafia.rasooli@aop.gov.af and inspect thebidding documents at the address given below from 8:00 hrs. To 14:00 hrs. on any working day fromSaturday to Thursday. 5.                 Qualifications requirementsinclude Financial Capability: the Bidder shall furnish documentary evidence that it meets thefollowing financial requirement(s): i)  Annual turnover for each of the last threeyears in excess of 500,000 USD, ii) The Bidder shall furnish documentary evidence of their financial standing. Alternatively they shall include a letter from a reputed bank indicating their financial statuswhichwill include their ability to perform the contract of magnitude equivalent to the quotedprice. a)     Experience: the Bidder shall furnish documentary evidence to demonstrate that it has executed and meets thefollowing experience requirement(s): i.            Submission of copies of 1 signed contract of similar nature and magnitudewithin the last 3years. Value of similar contract must meet the minimum thresholds of bid asfollows: -       1,000,000 USD 6.         A complete setof biddingdocuments in English may be obtained by interested biddersby downloading the same from the NPA website www.npa.gov.af.  In case of difficulty in downloading from website, interested biddersmay contact at email address zubair.majeed@aop.gov.af copied to: safia.rasooli@aop.gov.af 7. Pre- Bid meeting shall be held at 10.00 Hrs on Tuesday 12th July 2016 at Ministry of Finance, GeneralTreasury Directorate Kabul, Afghanistan.. 8.         Bids must be delivered to theaddress below at or before 10:00hr (Local time), onTuesday  26th July 2016. Latebids will be rejected.  Bids will be opened inthe presence of the bidders' representatives who chooseto attend in person at the address below at 10:00Hrs (Local time), onthesame day. All bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security of the amount in USD or an equivalent amount in a freelyconvertible currency valid for a period of 28 days beyond the validity period of Bids (148 days from bid submission deadline date)as under: a. 45,000 USD 9.         The address (s) referred toabove is (are): Attention: Safia Rasooli (Procurement Specialist) Address:  National Procurement Authority Administrative Office of thePresident Pashtonistan Watt-Kabul Afghanistan E-mail: zubair.majeed@aop.gov.af Copy to: Safia.rasooli@aop.gov.af  &   tshahimy@gmail.com

AF:Kabul Municipal Development Program - P125597

Kabul Municipal Development Program (KMDP) | Published October 28, 2014  -  Deadline November 12, 2014
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Redesign Of Km?s Financial Management System ????????? ????????? ??????????? ???????????? ??????? Islamic Republic OfAfghanistan Kabul Municipality ??????? ??????? ???????( KMDP ) Dated: October 28, 2014 Addendum ?1 Subject: - REOI for Redesign of KM's Financial Management System (KMDP/S-FC/003 Changes to the REOI is asfollow: Sr. No. Existing Amended as 1 Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form by email to:muslimlodin@gmail.com   cc: rasuln@gmail.com , and/or through a conforming hard copy on or before October 29,2014 at 14:00 PM (Kabul, Local Time) to the following address: Kabul Municipal Development Program (KMDP) Attn: Eng Ghulam Rasul, Program Director Project Management Unit (PMU) Street 15 Wazir Akbar khan first lane in left side end of thelane Kabul, Afghanistan Tel: +93 (77) 4511145  and +93 (700)202635 E-mail: muslimlodin@gmail.com  cc: rasuln@gmail.com Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form by email to:muslimlodin@gmail.com   cc: rasuln@gmail.com , and/or through a conforming hard copy on or before November 12,2014 at 14:00 PM (Kabul, Local Time) to the following address: Kabul Municipal Development Program (KMDP) Attn: Eng Ghulam Rasul, Program Director Project Management Unit (PMU) Street 15 Wazir Akbar khan first lane in left side end of thelane Kabul, Afghanistan Tel: +93 (77) 4511145  and +93 (700)202635 E-mail: muslimlodin@gmail.com  cc: rasuln@gmail.com All other terms and conditions remainunchanged. KMDP, Kabul Municipality

AF: ARTF-Public Fin. Mgmt. Reform II - P120427

NPA | Published June 15, 2016  -  Deadline July 30, 2016
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Procurement Of Afmis Essential For General Treasury Directorate Invitation for Bids(IFB) Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Ministry of Finance Project ID:AFG/200054 Grant No:TF0100024 PP Ref #:TRSRY/AF/G-4 Procurement of AFMIS Essential for General TreasuryDirectorate (NPA/MoF/95/ICB/G-1162) 1.                 The Ministry of Finance, Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has received a grant from InternationalDevelopmentAssociation (IDA) (hereinafter called "Grant") toward the cost of Public Financial Management Reform II (PFMR? II) and it intends to apply partof the proceeds of this Grant to payments under the agreement(s) resulting from this IFB:Procurement of AFMISEssential for Treasury Directorate for MoF, NPA/MoF/95/ICB/G-1162. 2.                 The National Procurement Authority on behalfof Ministry of Finance now invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for the abovecontract. 3.                 Bidding will be conducted through the International Competitive Bidding(ICB) a procedure specified in theWorld Bank's Guidelines: Procurement Loans and IDA Credits, and is open to all bidders from Eligible Source Countries as defined inthe Guidelines. 4.                 Interested eligible bidders mayobtain further information from National Procurement Authority Email: zubair.majeed@aop.gov.af copied tomurwarid.tajzai@aop.gov.af   and inspect the bidding documents at the address given below from08:00 hrs to 14:00hrs on any working day from Saturdayto Thursday. 5.                 Qualifications requirements include Financial Capability: the Bidder shall furnishdocumentary evidence that it meets the following financial requirement(s): i)                   Annual turnover for each of the last three years in excess of 200,000USD ii)                 The Bidder shall furnish documentary evidence of their financial standing. Alternatively they shall include a letter from a reputed bank indicating theirfinancial status which will include their ability to perform the contract of magnitude equivalent to the quotedprice. iii)               Experience: the Bidder shall furnishdocumentary evidence to demonstrate that it has executedand meets the following experience requirement(s): Submission of copies of 1 signed contract of similarnature and magnitude within the last 3 years. Value ofsimilar contract must meet the minimum thresholds of bid as follows: a.      200,000 USD 6.         A complete set of bidding documents in English may be obtained by interested bidders bydownloading the same from the NPA website www.npa.gov.af.  In case of difficulty in downloading from website, interested bidders may contact at email addresses:zubair.majeed@aop.gov.af  copied to: Murwarid.tajzai@aop.gov.af and tshahimy@gmail.com 7.Pre- Bid meeting shall be held at 10.00 Hrs on Wednesday 13th July 2016 at Ministry of Finance, General Treasury Directorate, and Pashtonistan Watt - Kabul,Afghanistan. 8.         Bids must be delivered to the address below at or before 10:00hr (Local time),on Wednesday27th July 2016 .  Late bids will berejected.  Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders' representatives who choose to attend in person at the address below at10:00Hrs (Local time), on the same day. All bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security of theamount in USD or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency valid fora period of 28 days beyond the validity period ofBids (148 days frombid submission deadline date) as under: a. 8,000USD 9.         The address (s) referred to above is (are): Attention: Murwarid Tajzai (ProcurementSpecialist) Address: National Procurement Authority Administrative Office of the President Pashtonistan Watt-Kabul Afghanistan Telephone: +93(0)20 2147453 E-mail:zubair.majeed@aop.gov.af Copy to: Murwarid.tajzai@aop.gov.af    &   tshahimy@gmail.com

AF: ARTF-Public Fin. Mgmt. Reform II - P120427

National Procurement Authority | Published September 4, 2016  -  Deadline September 25, 2016
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Public Financial Management Reform Project-ii (pfmr-ii(consulting Services ? Firms Selection REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST(REOI) Public Financial Management Reform Project-II (PFMR-II) (Consulting Services ? Firms Selection) Government of IslamicRepublic of Afghanistan Project Name: Public Financial Management Reform Project-II(PFMR-II) ProjectID: P120427 Grant No: TF10024 AssignmentTitle: Consultancy Services for Study ofAfghanistan Financial Management Information System (AFMIS) Development and Implementation NPA Ref. No.: NPA/MoF/95/CS-1289/QBS 1.       Ministry of Finance has beenreceived financing from the World Bank toward the cost of Public Financial Management Reform Project-II (PFMR-II) and intendsto apply part of the proceeds for consultingservices: for Consultancy Services for study of Afghanistan Financial Management InformationSystem (AFMIS) Development and futureImplementation 2.       Background 2.1. The Ministryof Finance, Islamic Republic ofAfghanistan (IRA) through the Treasury department has been successfully managing the Afghanistan Financial Management System(AFMIS) since 2002, using Freebalance ver 6.5 as theunderlying software. The country wide rollout of AFMIS was completed in 2009,thereby ensuring system based payment and budget controls on all transactions of public funds in Afghanistan. The treasury hassince consolidated its gains by augmenting control environment, modifying payments, and accounting, reconciliation and reportingprocedures. Some of the important achievements arising from theimplementation of a nationwide AFMIS in the past few years include: ·       Providing a successful fiduciaryframework for management of governmentfunds, including performing the role of custodian for donorfunds. ·       Preparation and submission ofannual financial statements for audit within three months from end of each fiscal year ·       Implementation of additionalmodules and multi-currency capability ·       Maintain accountability for thegovernment's revenue, budget and expenditures, including those pertaining to donor funds. ·       AFMIS has been successfullydeployed in all line ministries in Kabul, allowing the capability to record transactions and retrieve of financial reports by eachuser. 2.2.      With the support of the World Bank and multiple other donors, IRA seeks todevelop a vision for a comprehensive Afghanistan Financial Management Information System (AFMIS) within a broad framework offinancialmanagement and implement selected components on a priority basis. The treasury has now embarked on the next level ofreforms, which primarily revolve around improved system functionalities, strengthening of IT environment and capacity building andcapacity enhancement efforts in provinces anddistricts. As part of these strategic initiatives, the treasuryplansinclude: ·       Improved accessibility,scalability and greater reach ·       Improved Integration /interfacing with other systems in use within thegovernment ·       Enhanced SystemSecurity ·       Improved budgetmanagement ·       Availability of additionalmodules and ease of use ·       Reducing dependence on satellitebased communications for connecting toprovincial offices and adopt more feasible and economic communications technology/platform ·       Expanded systemfunctionality ·       Providing services to Treasuryclients through web applications with appropriate security level, ·       Reducing technical problems,which are caused by different workstation and operating system's configuration problems, The government istesting the Core Financials Module ofver7 for its applicability to replace Freebalance ver 6.5, which lies at the heart of AFMIS. 2.3       The current environment for the central operations of thefinancial system of government is under the administration of the Ministry of Finance (MOF), as the primary owner of the system.The MOF is currently using sub systems for Budget development, Payroll generation and management, Debt Management, Revenue andcustoms etc. It is envisaged that systems pertaining to Budget Preparation, Debt Management, Cash Management, Treasury, Accountingand Reporting, Payroll and Human resources management, Revenue and Customs Administration must have the capability to interface,while accommodating evolving reforms in business processes. 2.4       The government now intends to use the services of a consultingfirm to undertake a Systems Study covering all aspects related to the implementation of additional modules of Freebalance ver7 inAfghanistan and other related possible enhancements in system functionality and suggest the phases for implementing them. The study would also identify and elaborate onpossible areas that would require to be developed through system improvements, for meeting the future needs ofthe PFM systems inAfghanistan. The study will take into account lessons learnt fromthe implementation of the current FMIS, its expansion across the country and the capacity requirements and availability. The studyshould include recommendations on how to manage the risks of any changes proposed. Although all of the aforementionedfunctionalities are needed; a phased and manageable approach to implementation is warranted to ensure that key concepts areinternalized before more advanced ones are introduced. The study will suggest possible measures for replacingthese systems with additional modules or allowing interface mechanisms within the core functional capabilities of the PFMsystem. 3.      Objectives 3.1 The Objective of the assignment is to undertake a study, under these Terms of Reference (TOR),to: ·        Define and describe the overall functional and technical requirements for an integrated financial managementsystem to support business processes within the MoF, aimed at good budgetary outcomes. This includes an assessment of therequirements of other departments fromAFMIS i.e. within the Ministry of Finance and the National Procurement Authority(NPA), ·        Identify and map the applicability of various modules of Freebalance Ver7 and other systems modules in use inAfghanistan in terms of the functional requirements identified above; ·        Identify gaps between the Government PFM functional requirements for an integrated AFMIS and the FB suite ofapplications and other systems currently in use. ·        Propose a migration strategy and an implementation plan based on the use of the FB suite of applications andother systems modules required. ·        Identify system administration, communication needs, ease of use, training requirements, improvements tofunctionalities, implementation timeline, change management, technology requirements for a migration to the FB7suite ofapplications and other systems as identifiedabove. ·        Suggest a time line and expected activities for the plan with consideration to relevance, changes in businessprocess, user needs, system administration, communication needs, ease of use, training requirements, improvements tofunctionalities, implementation timeline, change management, technology requirements, 3.2 The Ministry of Financewishes to maximize the use ofexisting technical and functional capabilities, including the AFMIS, to the extent possible and until such time as they can bemerged with any new system.  The risks of transition to a newsystem, if applicable, should be effectively explored with no lossof information recording and reportingcapability. 4.       Scope ofWork As part of the assignment, the consultant will be required to: i.            Understand keybusiness processes associated with AFMIS, necessary for maintaining control over public funds, including budget execution, revenuecollection, accounting and the applicable legal framework. These include functional processes related to:  Macro Economic Forecasting; Budget Preparation; Budget Execution, Accounting and FiscalReporting; Cash Management; Position, Payroll andBenefits management; Pensions Management for Govt. Retirees; Debt Management;Revenue Administration (Customs and Tax); Auditing. Each of the functional processes requires specialized systems to support them. ii.            Develop theoverall information architecture for GFM based on these functional processes; the overall regulatory framework that underpins theseprocesses; their information requirements; the functional responsibilities of agencies carrying out the processes; the datacharacteristics of the information used and createdby the processes; the Information flows between the agencies; the nature,volume, and frequency of these flows. iii.            Identify thedifferent information systems modulesthat are required to support GFM functional processes; What is the function, scope, scale, andtype of a particular systems component; Whatare the primary interfaces of the modules with each other, i.e., how do these modulesexchange and share information; What are the characteristics of the primary information flows. iv.            Identify gapsbetween the Government PFM functionalrequirements for an integrated AFMIS and the FB suite of applicationsand other systemscurrently in use. v.            Propose aninformation systems architecture with details of specific systems modules required that would fill thegaps. vi.            Propose amigration strategy based on the use of the FB suite of applications and other systems modulesrequired. vii.           Identify user needs, system administration, communication needs, ease of use, trainingrequirements, improvements to functionalities, implementation timeline, change management, technology requirements for a migrationto the FB7suite of applications and other systems as identified above. viii.           Assess applicability of implementing modules of Freebalance Ver7 and other proposedmodules in Afghanistan, with consideration to factorslike communication needs, ease of use, training requirements, improvements tofunctionalities, relevance of modules, business process requirements, implementation timeline, change management, technologyrequirements etc. To assist on its assessment, the consultant may use the experience of implementing Freebalance ver7 in anothercountry. The Ministry of Finance will facilitate a visit to such a location, to the extent necessary and possible. ix.            Identify amethodology for providing data user interface between sub systems and AFMIS x.            Identify amethodology for replacing the subsystems without compromising on the functionality and availability of required information andmoving towards a fully integrated system. xi.            Identify futurefunctional requirements of AFMIS, aligned with the planned direction of national banking infrastructure development. xii.           Suggest a detailed implementation plan of Freebalance ver7 modules, including trainingschedules and IT infrastructure development xiii.           Provide additional requirements/functionalities of software, hardware, communicationsnetworks, implementation, training, support, maintenance, expected development requirements, change management etc., necessary forsupporting AFMIS strategic plan and the associated costs. It will benecessary for the consultant towork closely with counterparts in the Government and with TA advisors. For details of the services, the ToR is available at www.npa.gov.af 5.       National Procurement Authority on behalf ofMinistry of Finance, GoIRA, now invites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interestin providing theaforesaid Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications andrelevant experience to perform the Services. The short listing criteria are: i.         The consultant shall demonstratehaving sound financial situation and capacity by submitting financial audit report with annual turnover of at least US$600,000 for the last 3 years (2013, 2014 & 2015); ii.      The consultant should have been in similarbusiness since at least last (5) years. The consultantshall also provide proven experiences of having executed at least two contracts of similar nature, each with the value of minimumUS$ 300,000. iii.     Organizational Structure iv.    Manpower withqualifications, technicaland professional competence necessary for successful implementation of the assignment v.      Eligibility requirementsin compliance with paragraphs 1.11, 1.12 & 1.13 of the World Bank's Guidelines for Selection & Employment of Consultants,January 2011 ? Revised July 2014. The consultants should also provide a copy of thecertification of incorporation/ businesslicense. 6.        The attention of interested Consultants isdrawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's   Guidelines:           Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers ? January2011Revised July 2014 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank'spolicy on conflict of interest.  In addition, please refer to thefollowing information on conflict of interest related to this assignment as per paragraph 1.9 of Consultant Guidelines: Bank policyrequires that consultants provideprofessional, objective and impartial advice and at all times hold the client's interestparamount, without any consideration for future work, and that in providing advice they avoid conflicts with other assignments andtheir own corporate interests. Consultants shall not be hired for any assignment that would be in conflict with their prior orcurrent obligations to other clients, or that may place them in a position of being unable to carry out the assignment in the bestinterest ofthe Borrower. The Guidelines are available at  www.worldbank.org. 7.      Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications. If consultants intend toassociate with other firms, they are advised to clearly identify the lead partner and state the composition and nature of theassociation (JV/ sub-consultant) in their EOI. In case the EOI is submitted in form ofJV, each partner inthe association shall meet the requirements defined in Para.5 above, under the short listing criteria. However, the short listingcriteria will not be applied and considered for sub-consultant. A consultantwill be selected though Quality Based Selection (QBS) in accordance  with the procedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment ofConsultants by World Bank  Borrowers dated January 2011, RevisedJuly2014. 8.       Interested consultantsmay obtain further information at the address givenbelow between 09:00 to 16:00 hours. 9.       Expressions of interest, must be delivered in awritten form to the address given  below (in person, byemail or bymail) by September 25, 2016, 15:00 Hrs. (Kabul Local Time) duly quoting the case's referencenumber i.e. NPA/MoF/95/CS-1289/QBS Attention: Aziz AhmadObaidi National ProcurementAuthority Administrative Office of thePresident Pashtunestan Wat, Kabul, Afghanistan Email: aziz.obaidi@aop.gov.af copied to wais.rahimi@aop.gov.af, n.wahidi@aop.gov.afand          tshahimy@hotmail.com Web site: www.npa.gov.af