NG-State & Local Governance Reform - P133045
National Planning Commission, International Cooperation Department | Published February 18, 2015
General Procurement Notice
NATIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION
Plot 421 Constitution Avenue Central
Central Business District, Abuja,Nigeria
Tel: 234 9 6725239; Mobile: +234 8033529647
Name of Project:STATE AND LOCAL GOVERANCE REFORM PROJECT
Project ID: P133045
The Federal Government of Nigeria has received a grant from the International Development Association (IDA),acting as administrator of a trust fund -for State andLocal Governance Reform Project - funded by the European Union, towards the cost of implementing StateandLocal Governance Reform Project in 6 states namely Anambra, Cross River, Jigawa, Kano, Osun and Yobe. Theproject development objective is toimprove transparency, accountability and quality in public financial management in the participating states. It intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments for goods, works,related services and consulting services to be procured underthis project
1. The Project is made up of three components namely as follows:
(A) Public Financial Management Reforms which aims todevelop and modernize the PFM systems of participating states, with the objectiveof improving its efficacy and quality. To achieve these objectives, the component will support revenue generation, fiscal planningand standardization of PFM procedures, processes, and reporting among participating state governments for consistency with theFederal Government. Summary of activities includes: (a)Review of existing financial management legislation and regulations, drafting of new legislation and regulations wherenecessary, and organization of sensitization seminars on public finance reforms; (b) Review andstrengthen systems of control and functionality in public financial management with support to state integrated financialmanagement information systems (SIFMIS) in states that are assessed to be capable of implementing SIFMIS; (c) Strengthen budget execution and institutions forbudgeting in the public service, particularly as they interfacewith the SIFMIS; (d) Review and modernization of the accounting and financial reporting; (e) Strengthen the office of the state auditor-general, consolidation of the state external auditfunction and capacity buildingfor members of the public accounts committee of the state legislature; (f)strengthening of state tax andIGR administration in participating states; (g) Support thedevelopment of social accountability mechanisms in key areas such as planning, budgeting and public procurement, which will involvethe public in the oversight of the use of public resources; (h) Review andstrengthening of public procurement processes and practices; institutions andengagement with civil society; and (i) Capacity building in PFM, including the conduct of a thorough assessment of existing skillsand training needs of Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs) responsible for state PFM functions.
(B) Support to Local Governance: Activities foreseen under this component include: (i) support each state to carry out studies on devolution of authority toLocal Governments (LGs) or groups of Local Governments,disseminate and validate the outcome of these studies in workshops organizedacross each state; (ii) provide technical assistance to each state government to develop and implement a road map for devolution ofauthority by the state government to selected agencies responsible forlocal governance; and (iii) strengthen in each state theselected LGs, the Office of Auditor General for Local Governments and Ministry of Local Governments in the areas of accounting,auditing, budgeting, procurement, tax administration and M&E.
(C) Project Coordination to provide technical and logistical support required for the coordination of the projectboth at the federal and state levels.
Specifically, the procurement of goods, civil works and consultancy services will include: project vehicles, generators,computers and accessories, computer software, communication and office equipment, upgrading of facilities and minor rehabilitation of existing buildings and project offices etc. The consultancyservices will be in the areas of software development, public financial management(including integrated financial management information system, tax administration and procurement), human resourcemanagement,training, studies, payroll and staff audit, service-wide data collectionetc, which will be procured using the appropriateprocurement and Consultants Selection methods.
Procurement of contracts financed by the World Bank will be conducted through the procedures as specified in theWorld Bank's Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDACredits published by the Bank in January 2011 and is open to all eligible bidders as definedin the guidelines. QualifiedConsultants and Consulting firms will be selected in accordance with the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers dated January 2011.
Specific procurement notices for above contracts for Goods, Works and Services are expected and will bepublished or announced, as they become available, in UN Development Business and Nigerian Nationalnewspapers.
Interested eligible bidders who wish tobe included on the mailing list to receive invitations to bid (IFB) and interested consultants who wish to receive a copy ofadvertisement requesting expressions of interest (EOI) for consultancy contracts, or those requiring additional information, shouldcontact the address below:
Attn: Mr. O. T.Shogbuyi
Plot 421Constitution Avenue
Central BusinessDistrict, Abuja, Nigeria.
Tel: 234 9 6725239; Mobile: +234 8033529647
Web site: www.nationalplanning.gov.ng