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Pre-qualification of Financial /non-bank financial companies or Banking service provider for Cash grants disbursement through E-transfer or hard cash to the UNDP selected Response Beneficiaries, Adaptive Livelihood for Climate Change affected people

UNDP Country Office - BANGLADESH | Published July 18, 2018  -  Deadline August 1, 2018

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI)Pre-qualification of Financial /non-bank financial companies or Banking service provider for Cash grants disbursement through E-transfer or hard cash to the UNDP selected Response Beneficiaries, Adaptive Livelihood for Climate Change affected people for UNDP Bangladesh.UNDP Bangladesh hence invites hereby eligible and well established and qualified Financial/non-bank financial companies/ banking services providers to submit their applications expressing interest and providing documentation in order to be prequalified (shortlisted) to participate in subsequent RFP intended.To achieve cost efficiency from economies of scale while ensuring outstanding quality of services, it was agreed by the UNDP to pre-qualify Financial/non-bank financial companies/ banking services providers for three (3) years. The pre-qualification shall not guarantee an estimate volume of sales on the part of UNDP and its projects. The pre-qualified companies will be contacted to participate in the bidding process for any particular future requirements as and when required.Please note this is not a solicitation of commercial offers. No price offers are required at this stage. This is a prequalification (shortlisting) exercise in relation to an upcoming tender process (RFP).UNDP Bangladesh reserves the right to change or cancel the requirement at any time during the EOI/Prequalification and/or subsequent RFP process without any liabilities. UNDP also reserves the right to require compliance with additional qualification requirements at RFP stage.Submitting a reply to a Call for the EOI/Prequalification does not automatically guarantee receipt of the solicitation documents (RFP) when issued. Submissions which are incomplete may not be considered.Applications to this Call for EOI/Prequalification must be received no later than Close of Business on 1 August 2018 4:30 pm (local time) through the online e-Tendering system in the following link:; using your username and password.If you have not registered in the system before, you can register now by logging in using Username: event.guest Password: why2change And follow the registration steps as specified in the system user guide A pre-bid meeting will be held at IDB Bhaban, (19th floor), meeting room, on 26 July 2018 at 11.00 AM.Note: Only one (1) representative from each organization will be allowed to join the meeting. Bidder needs to carry a valid Passport/NID/Credit or Debit card with photo/Original driving license in order to enter into IDB Bhaban for the pre-bid meeting.The complete user guide can also be downloaded from the UNDP Bangladesh website in the link below:

Establishment of Long-Term Agreement (LTA) for services of ‘Financial Services Provider’ for grants disbursement through E-transfer/hard cash distribution to the selected Beneficiaries of UNDP Projects

Dhaka - BANGLADESH | Published June 22, 2019  -  Deadline July 27, 2019

Dear Sir / Madam:We kindly request you to submit your Proposal for Establishment of Long-Term Agreement (LTA)for Banking services for grants disbursement through E-transfer/hard cash distribution to the selected Beneficiaries of UNDP ProjectsProposals shall be submitted on or before 4.30 p.m. (local time) on Saturday, July 27, 2019Please be guided by the form attached hereto as Annex 2, in preparing your Proposal.Proposals must be submitted on or before the deadline indicated by UNDP in the eTendering system . Bids must be submitted in the online eTendering system in the following link: https://etendering.partneragencies.orgusing your username and password. If you have not registered in the system before, you can register now by logging in usingusername: event.guestpassword: why2changeand follow the registration steps as specified in the system user guide.Link of the video: How to register for Bidder Account on eTendering: pre-bid meeting will be held on 02 July 2019 at 11:00 am at UNDP Bangladesh, IDB Bhaban, 19th Floor, Village Well, Agargaon, Dhaka, Bangladesh.Note: Bidder needs to carry a valid Credit or Debit card with photo/driving license/Passport/NID in order to enter into IDB Bhaban for the pre-bid meeting.

Financial Sector Support Project - P150938

Bangladesh Bank | Published August 2, 2015  -  Deadline August 25, 2015

Consultancy Services Of A Firm For The Preparation Of Issp For Socb And Development Banks Under Financial Sector Support Project Request forExpression of Interest (ROEI) for Consultancy Services of aFirm forthe preparation of ISSP for SOCB and Development Banks under Financial Sector SupportProject This request for expression of interest follows the general procurement notice for thisproject that appeared in United Nations Development Business No. WB3146-07/15 of July 09, 2015. The Government ofPeople's Republic of Bangladesh received a credit (IDA CreditNo. BD 5664) from the International Development Association (IDA) and intends to apply part of the proceeds of this credit topayments under the contract for hiring a Consulting Firm to review the existing business processes &  prepare an Information Systems Strategy Paper (ISSP) and a detailed implementation plan for theState-ownedCommercial Banks (SOCBs), Development Banks (DBs), Insurance Development and Regulatory Authority (IDRA), BangladeshInsurance Academy (BIA) and State-owned Insurance Companies (SOICs). The principal objective of the consulting firm is to review the existing Information Systems and business processes inall the financial institutions mentioned above. The services include (i) Review the existing Information Systems and produce a highquality Information Technology strategy and a comprehensive Systems Implementation plan in-line with international best practices;and (ii) Review the Business Processes of these institutions. The selected consulting firm will play a key role in layingthefoundation for stronger governance and accountability of the state-owned banks, while leading to an improvement in their assetquality by modernization and capacity building within an estimated seventy two (72) staff-months framework. The potential consulting firm must have (a) proven track record in the assessment and development of a comprehensiveIT strategy and systems implementation plan for large banks, (b) Proven experience in implementation of IT systems in commercialbanks and insurers including ? core banking, alternate delivery channels, customer help desk systems, trade finance, treasury,policy holder administration, insurance underwriting, asset management etc., (c) Minimum annual turnover of USD 20 million,  and (d) Experience in BPR and change management related to IT implementation in largefinancial institutions. Previous experience of working with public sector banks and insurers will bedesirable. Bangladesh Bank now invites eligible Consulting Firms to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interestedfirms must provide information that they are qualified to perform the services (documents may include ? description of similarassignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.). The EOI would be reviewed onthe basis of the following: §  Availability of keyprofessionals §  Availability ofResources §  Experience in similarassignments with developing IT strategy §  Experience in developingbusiness strategy for financial institutions §  Support services of thefirm The consulting firm may associate with other firms to enhance their qualifications, butshould mention whether theassociation is in the form of a "Joint Venture" or "Sub-consultancy". In the case of an association, all membersof such"association" should have real and well defined inputs to theassignment and it is preferable to limit the total number of firmsincluding their associates to a maximum of four (4). The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans andIDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers ("ConsultantGuidelines"), setting forth theWorld Bank's policy on conflict of interest. A firm will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection andEmployment of Consultants by World Bank borrowers, January 2011 (Revised July 2014). Interested firms may obtain further information at the address below during office hours. Expression of interest must bedelivered to the address below by August 25, 2015. Md. Ahsan Ullah Executive Director and Project Director (FSSP) Bangladesh Bank, Head Office Motijheel, Dhaka,Bangladesh Tel: + 880-2-9530417 Email:

RERED II - P131263

Infrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL) | Published July 27, 2015  -  Deadline August 18, 2015

Selection Of Firm For Formulation Of A Strategic And Business Plan For Idcol (package No.: S-09 Under Reredpii (additional Financing)) InfrastructureDevelopment Company Limited Level-16, UTC Building, 8Panthapath, Kawran Bazaar, Dhaka Telephone No.: 9102171-8,Fax No.: +880-2-8116663 REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST(REOI) (CONSULTINGSERVICES-FIRM SELECTION) Assignment Title: Selection ofFirm for Formulation of A Strategic and Business Plan for IDCOL Package No.: S-09 underREREDPII (Additional Financing) Reference No.:IDCOL/Proc/2015/REREDPII/AF/S-09, Date: 27/07/2015 InfrastructureDevelopment Company Limited (IDCOL) intends to engage a consulting firm for theservices. The services ("the Services") include, but not limited to, thefollowing: Outliningstrategic vision of IDCOL in line with the organization's mandate; Determiningand clarifying strategic and operational problems via consultation; Identifyingproblems and seeking solutions; Reviewingcurrent strategy; Undertakingresearch into the industry sector, markets and competitors; Collecting,analyzing and interpreting data and statistics; Compilingand presenting information verbally, visually and in writing; Identifyingand assessing the pros and cons of possible strategies; Outliningobjectives; Developing,advising about and implementing agreed solutions. IDCOL now invites eligible applicants("Consultants") to express their interest in providing the Services. InterestedFirms should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualificationsand relevant experience to perform the Services. The firms those meetthefollowing criteria are encouraged to participate: Companiesand firms registered with appropriate authorities; Have yearlyminimum turnover of about USD 500,000 or equivalent; Have advisory income of a minimum USD200,000or equivalent in the last financial year; Have recordof a minimum of three (03) years' experience and expertise in StrategicConsulting and Planning or similar field; Have advised any Banking &FinancialServices Institution for their strategy formulation and strategic expansion; Havecompleted minimum 03 (three) similar assignments in last 03(three) years ofminimum 3(three) person-months each; Haveall thetechnical facilities of their own or necessary arrangements with suchfacilities. Applicants/Firms who have the eligibilitymentioned above are encouraged to submit their EOIs. The interested applicantsare requested to submit require supporting as per mentioned below forprovingthe eligibility criteria: documentaryevidence of incorporation of the Firm (Trade License of the year ofregistration and of the latest year, MOA, Incorporation certificate, Articlesof Association, or Membership of professional bodies, registered Partnershipdeed, copy of tax payer certificate, copy of bank statement as evidence of thebank solvency); audit report(by CA firm) for last 03 (Three) yearscontaining necessary disclosures including segregation of revenue sources(please submit a revenue statement certified by a chartered accountants, ifnecessary disclosure on revenue segregated by sources is not clearly stated inthe audit report); annualreport for the latest fiscal year, if any; banksolvency certificate and/or bank statements showing the amount of liquidityavailable; details ofworks completed in the last five (5)years including clients' names, brief description of engagements,contractperiod, contract value, etc. as per the chart below: Sl No Name of theProject/Assignment TotalPerson-Month Total ContractValue Period (time of start andend) 1 2 ? completioncertificate(s) issued by the clients articulating title, topic, duration (inperson-month) and amount of contracts/assignments; consultants may associate withother firms in the form of a jointventure or a sub consultancy to enhance their qualifications. If there is any joint-venture or consortium formed, the JVfirmsshall have to submit all the information as above; content of EoIshall be printed in English language. In case of any original document(s)[certificate, statement, etc.] being in a language other than English, theapplicant is required to submit a notarized copy of the document(s) translatedin English. The short-listing criteriaare: Years ofgeneralexperience Financial Capacity Numbers of completed similar task/assignment Team composition, andqualification andexperience of keypersonnel. The attention of interested Firms is drawn toParagraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines:Selection and Employment of Consultants ("Consultant Guidelines"), settingforth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. Firms may associate withother firms or individuals in the form of a joint venture or a sub consultancyto enhance their qualifications. Firms will be selected in accordancewith theselection based on 'Selection Based on the Consultants'Qualifications (CQS)' method set out in the Consultant Guidelinesand the contract will be Lump-Sum based. Further information can be obtained at theaddress below during office hours- 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM (BST) and theinterested firm may visit for detail REOI and Terms of Reference(ToR)of this assignment. Applications will be evaluated by an evaluation committeein accordance with the criteria described in the ToR. Only shortlistedapplicants will be further communicated for submission of detailed Request forProposal (RFP) for final selection. Expressions of Interest (EOI) must bedelivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or byfax, or by e-mail). The last date for submission of EOI is 18 August 2015  by 05:00PM (BST). EOI shall be in a sealed envelope and be clearly marked'Application for the selection of Firm forFormulation of a Strategic and Business Plan for IDCOL'. Any applicationreceived after the deadline will be returned unopened to the applicants. Md. MaidulIslam, Officer,Procurement, InfrastructureDevelopment Company Limited (IDCOL) Telephone No.: 9102171-8(Ext- 143), Fax No.: +880-2-8116663, E-mail:

Financial Sector Support Project - P150938

Bangladesh Bank | Published September 9, 2015  -  Deadline October 5, 2015

Individual Consultant: International It Governance And Risk Management Specialist BANGLADESHBANK Head Office,Motijheel, Dhaka Financial SectorSupport and Strategic Planning Department Request forExpression of Interest(REOI) For Selection of Individual Consultant: International IT Governance and Risk Management Specialist(BB-S7) Introduction and Background: This request for expression of interestfollows the general procurement notice for this project that appeared in United Nations Development BusinessNo. WB3146-07/15 of July 09,2015. The Government of People's Republic of Bangladesh received a credit (IDACredit No. BD 5664) from the International Development Association (IDA) and intends to apply part of the proceeds of thiscredit to payments under the contract for hiring International IT Governance and Risk Management Specialist in order to provide necessary support forimprovement of  financial market infrastructure, regulatory and oversight capacity ofBangladesh Bank. Bangladesh Bank (BB) has implemented LAN-WAN, Enterprise Resources Planning Package, Core Banking system,National Payment Switch, Enterprise Data Warehouse, Systemfor BFIU, Electronic Fund Transfer Network etc in order to automate itsbusiness process. Bangladesh Bank is now planning to build on existing automated financial infrastructure to improve its servicedeliveryto the next level of excellence. Now, Bangladesh Bank intends to hire aninternational specialist on IT Governance and IT Risk Management in order to serve its objectives. Tasks and Responsibilities: The specialist will carryout following tasks and responsibilities: 1.      Provide guidance and support to understand the prevalent IT standards adopted by leading Central Banks and Financialsectorin general 2.      Recommend specific standards that the Bangladesh Bankshould seek to adopt 3.       Enable thestrategic and tactical alignment of IT with the priorities and goals of Bangladesh Bank 4.       Set up IT service managementstandards. 5.       Assess IT governance framework andadvise BB in their IT Governance perspective. 6.       Provideassistance in establishing and sustaining effective IT policies, IT performance measurement and make proposal for improvement if required. 7.       Help BB in formulating, updating worldstandard IT risk policy 8.       Identify different IT risks andpropose solutions to mitigate those risks. Main risk managementresponsibility is to identify improvements and breakdowns in IT governance elements with significantbusiness impact and feed into IT risk management function. 9.      Provide assistance in establishing effective governance arrangements in ITprocurements 10.   Provide inputs intoIT disaster recovery process: Information securitygovernance monitoring and reporting. Deliverables The consultant will provide the following deliverables in English in two phases to BangladeshBank: Phase ? I Aninception report with proposed work plan, list of people the consultant proposes to meet,plans for the consultation process and timelines. Ø  Timeline: Three (3) week after thecontract signing Submission of report on the prevalent IT standards adopted by leading Central Banks andFinancial sector in general with recommendation of specific standards that the Bangladesh Bank should seek to adopt and alsoanimplementation plan of those standards. Ø  Timeline: Month three (3) of thecontract period Detailed evaluation report of the current IT infrastructure, IT Securityand IT Systems landscapeof Bangladesh Bank. Ø  Timeline: Month six (6) of thecontract period Assessment report on IT service management standards Ø  Timeline: Month eight (8) ofthecontract period Implementation Support to recommendations: Ø  Timeline: On going Phase ? II A.      Assessment of current IT governanceframework of BB and development of a comprehensive IT Governance Framework for BB's future IT pathway. Ø  Timeline: Months twelve (12) of thecontract period B.      Identification of different IT risks andproposed solutions to mitigate those risks. Ø  Timeline: Months sixteen (16) ofthecontract period C.      In-depth assessment of IT disasterrecovery process. Ø  Timeline: Months twenty (20) of thecontract period D.      Other relevanttasks Ø  Timeline: Months twenty three (23)of the contract period E.       Final Report: Ø  Timeline: Months twenty four (24)of the contract period F.       Implementation Support to therecommendations. Ø  Timeline: Ongoing G.     Submission of status report on quarterly basis for the wholecontract period Required Skills andExperience The Specialist mustpossess the following qualifications: 1.       Bachelor/ Masters degree inScience/Business/IT subjects and related work experience 2.       Having at least fifteen (15) yearsexperience in the relevant fieldof assignment. 3.       Having high level of intellectual andprofessional knowledge and skill: experience may be relaxed in the case of highly qualified person depending on the field ofassignment. 4.       Having qualifications in terms ofprofessional certifications builtaround the implementation and audit skills required for management standards that include ITService Management, COBIT Frameworks, ISO27001, ISO27005, BS25999 and ISO38500, 5.       Deep understanding of Governance issuesin IT and direct experiencein at least 3 institutions with similar context as in Bangladesh Bankin assessing IT Governancearrangements against prevalent international standards and providing assistance in achieving certifications under relevantstandards 6.       Experience in providing assistance informulating and updating world standard IT risk management policy. 7.       Ability to work under pressure and meetdeadlines 8.       Knowledge of formulating IT Governanceobjectives and goals and developing effective techniques for deriving these objectives from IT initiatives The selected consultantwill require to stayin Dhaka at least four week per year and all discussions with the consultant will be held in English. Selection Criteria and Process: Bangladesh Bank now invites eligible individual specialists to indicate their interest in providing the services. Theposition will be selected solely based on experience and qualifications criteria. Any individual or firm (firm has to applyproposing its individual) may indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested specialists must provide information tosubstantiate that they are qualified to perform the services. Only the experience and qualifications of individuals shall be usedin the selection process. If a firm applies proposing its individual, their corporate experience shall not be taken into account.Contract willbe signed with the individual/firm. Expression of Interest shall haveto be submitted to the address of the undersignedon or before 05 October 2015 within 05.00 P.M. via mail or e-mail and be clearly marked"Expression of Interest forInternational IT Governance and Risk Management Specialist (BB-S7). Interested candidates may obtainfurther information regarding "Terms of Reference" from the website of Bangladesh Bank, or the address below, during working days, from 10 A.M. to 05 P.M. The consultants will be selected in accordance with World Bank Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by theWorld Bank Borrowers, January 2011 (Revised July 2014). The International IT Governance specialist will be hired for24 months which may be extended atthe purchaser's requirement.  The Bangladesh Bankauthority solely preserves the right to accept or reject any or all the EOIs at any stage of selection process without assigningany reason whatsoever and without incurring any liability to the affected candidate(s). Md. Ahsan Ullah Executive Director& Project Director(FSSP) Bangladesh Bank, HeadOffice Dhaka,Bangladesh Tel:88-02-9530417
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