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NG-State & Local Governance Reform - P133045

National Planning Commission, International Cooperation Department | Published February 18, 2015
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General Procurement Notice NIGERIA NATIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION Plot 421 Constitution Avenue Central Central Business District, Abuja,Nigeria Tel: 234 9 6725239; Mobile: +234 8033529647 GENERAL PROCUREMENTNOTICE Country:NIGERIA Name of Project:STATE AND LOCAL GOVERANCE REFORM PROJECT Grant No:TF018335 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: National PlanningCommission, International CooperationDepartment Attn: Mr. O. T.Shogbuyi Director(National ProjectCoordinator) International CooperationDepartment National PlanningCommission, Plot 421Constitution Avenue Central BusinessDistrict, Abuja, Nigeria. Tel: 234 9 6725239; Mobile: +234 8033529647 Fax: E-mail: slogornpcu@gmail.com Web site: www.nationalplanning.gov.ng

NG-Housing Finance Development (FY14) - P131973

Other Financial Institutions Supervision Department | Published February 6, 2015  -  Deadline February 23, 2015
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Consultancy Service For Mass Literacy Campaign On Nigeria Housing Finance Program FEDERAL REPUBLICOF NIGERIA NIGERIA HOUSING FINANCE PROGRAM REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES) FEDERALREPUBLIC OF NIGERIA NIGERIA HOUSINGFINANCE PROGRAM CreditNo.:5292-NG Assignment Title: Mass Literacy Campaign on Nigeria Housing FinanceProgram The Federal Government of Nigeria has receivedfinancing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Nigeria Housing Finance Program, and intends to apply part of the proceeds forconsulting services. The consulting services ("the Services")include: i.        Work with the Project Administration Team (PAT) to identify specific awareness needs regarding mortgage finance for the targeted groups; ii.      Develop and produce mortgage finance literacy materials suitable for the targeted group; iii.   Identify the most appropriate communications channels (e.g. print, radio, TV,mobile) to reach the target audiences; iv.   Develop and produce for consumer education information on Mortgage guaranteeproducts and Housing Microfinance scheme, targeted at lowincome group; v.     Develop literacy materials (e.g. leaflets) on responsible lending incollaboration with participating financial institutions (Commercial Banks, PMBs & MFBs). Specific Details of the Work Shall Include: Development of Reading Materials The consultant shall: i.       Identify and propose relevant topics and print sample outlooks for variousaspects of mortgage finance literacy campaign; ii.      Prepare draft proposal for printed mortgage literacy materials to be reviewed and approved by the ProjectSteering Committee (PSC) prior to publication; iii.    Small scale testing of the proposed materials with target groups; iv.    Organize public awareness campaigns in collaboration with Secretariat of the Steering Committee (SSC) and PAT. Development and production of Radio and Television Jingles The consultant shall: i.       Identify and propose relevant topics for the wider mortgage literacy program; ii.      Prepare draft scriptson the basis of which radio or TV programs could be produced. In preparing thescripts, the Consultant is expected to propose the most effective format (i.e. drama, educational, or a combination of theseformats, etc.) for communicating the messages to the target audience.  Localcontextualization is essential (e.g. the use of local languages including vernacular, appealing characters and storylines, localsongs which stick to people's mind,etc.); iii.    Prepare draft scripts to be reviewed and approved by the PSC prior to airing them; iv.    Prior to airing, the draft scripts should also be tested with members of the target audience (i.e. through focus groupsand cognitive interviews) to ensure that they are properly understood and to maximize their impact. Development of Web-Based Publications The consultant shall present tothe PSC the form and contents of the web-based publications for review and approval. The literacy document will be hosted on thewebsites of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Nigeria Mortgage Refinance Company and participating financialinstitutions. Development of Materials for Sensitization Workshops The Consultant shall present tothe client materials for sensitization workshops of different target groups. i.       Propose cost effective andefficient methods/techniques of delivering the program; ii.      Propose an action plan for the deliveryof MortgageLiteracy Program; iii.   Propose a mechanism for monitoring and assessing the impact of the programincluding rigorous evaluation designs such as Randomized Control Trials, encouragement designs, etc. The initial period for the assignment is 1 year and might be renewable annually for the life of the project depending onsatisfactory delivery. The PAT on behalf of the Central Bank ofNigeria as the Project Implementing entity (PIE) now invites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interestin providing the services. InterestedConsultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the requiredqualifications and relevant experience to perform the services. The shortlisting criteria are: i.        Key personnel of the firm should be qualified in the area of financial literacy, mass communication, business studies,psychology, marketing and advertising; ii.      Keystaff should have experience with the design and delivery of financial literacy and campaigns and possess professionalcertifications; iii.   The firm should be registeredwith therelevant regulatory authority or professional body. iv.   The firm should possess at least five yearsof experience in designing and delivering financial literacy programs v.      Thefirm should have experience in the successful production and delivery of financial literacy and education programs, and whilemortgage literacy program experience is an added advantage. The attention of interested Consultants isdrawn to paragraph 1.9 ofthe World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits& Grants] by World Bank Borrowers("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the consultantqualification method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further informationcan be obtained at the address below during officehours: 9:00 am and4:00 pm. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form eitherthrough post or e-mailto the address below by 23rd February, 2015 between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm. Head, Project AdministrationTeam Other Financial Institutions supervisionDepartment Central Bank of Nigeria 33 Tafawa BalewaWay Central BusinessDistrict Abuja Nigeria Tel: +234 ? 9 ? 462 ?35446 E-mail: NHFPPAT@cbn.gov.ng

Transforming Irrigation Management in NG - P123112

FEDERAL MINISTRY OF WATER RESOURCES | Published April 17, 2015  -  Deadline May 15, 2015
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Technical Assistance For The Establishment Of Farmer Management And Service Delivery Center And Matching Grant Mechanism At Bakolori,middle Rima, Kano River And Hadejia Valley Irrigation Schemes Under The Transforming Irrigation Management In Nigeria A.           TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FOR THE ESTABLISHMENTOFFARMER MANAGEMENT AND SERVICE DELIVERY CENTER AND MATCHING GRANT MECHANISM AT BAKOLORI,  MIDDLE RIMA, KANO RIVER AND HADEJIA VALLEY IRRIGATION SCHEMES UNDER THE TRANSFORMINGIRRIGATION MANAGEMENT IN NIGERIA (TRIMING) PROJECT COUNTRY:                           NIGERIA NAME OF PROJECT:     TRANSFORMING IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT IN NIGERIA (TRIMING)PROJECT Project ID No:                     P123112 Credit No:                          CR 5506 ?NG REF NO: FMWR/TRIMING/QCBS/2014/03. The Federal Government ofNigeria (FGN) has received a credit from the International Development Association (IDA) towards the cost of the TransformingIrrigation Management in Nigeria (TRIMING)Project and it intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. The TRIMING ProjectDevelopment Objective is to improve access to irrigation and drainage services and to strengthen institutional arrangements forintegrated water resources management and agricultural service delivery in selected large-scale public schemes in NorthernNigeria. The principal proposed investment components are thefollowing: Water Resources Management and Dam Operations Improvement; Irrigation Development and Management; EnhancingAgricultural Productivity and Support to Value Chains Development and Institutional Development and Project Management.  The Implementing Agency for the Borrower (Government of Nigeria) is the Federal Ministry ofWater Resources (FMWR).  The FMWR has appointed a Project Management Unit (PMU) tomanage all aspects of procurement, management, payments and disbursement applications for the Project. B.           Objectives of the assignment The main objective of this assignment is building the technical and managerial capacity of organized farmers in the name of Water Users Associations (WUAs) inorder to improve their ability to access markets opportunities and adequate production support services, mechanizationservices,agro-processing support, financial management and access to markets.  Toachieve this objective, Farmers Management and Service Delivery Center (FMSDC) will be established (both physical structures andmanagerial competencies) in each of the irrigation schemes based on a value chain approach. The FMSDCs  will be a one stop shop that will provide technical assistance tofarmers and eligible beneficiaries in the areas of accounting and financial management (e.g. establishing accounting software, bookkeeping), business planning and establishing out-grower schemes to facilitate commercialization of farmers' products, facilitationof access to technologies such as mechanization and agro processingsupport, inputsand finance, as well as technical support through extension services (provided directly or through third parties). To this end, technical assistance through a savvy agribusiness firm for the two watershed covered by the Project(namely Hadeija Jama'are and Sokoto-Rima Valley) to support the establishment of the FMSDC atscheme level and  initiate strong forward and backward linkages along the value chains, using the productivealliance models will be provided.  In particular, the firm will provide necessaryinstruments/mechanism for the management of the Matching Grant by the Project Management Unit (PMU). It will also provide supportto the WUAs in developing, documenting, training and communicating on methodologies, procedures and instruments for marketlinkages, access to inputs,extension and financial services. There will also be the development of a Matching Grant Mechanism (MGM) to ensure funding of critical activities alongthe value chains aimed at improving farmers' productivity through access to improved technologies and access to markets andservices, such as mechanization equipment or services, storage, farm-gate commodity aggregation, primary processing and packagingcenters, transport services, etc.  These grants are meant to complement or unlockfinancial services where existing in project intervention areas, or to mitigate market failure where such services are notprovided. The matching grants could also be used to strengthen or scale up on-going initiatives of the Federal Government ofNigeria. C. Activities The activities involved include thefollowing: 1.            Value chain analysis anddevelopment 2.            Support towards the establishment ofFarmer Management and  Service Delivery Centers (FMSDCs) 3.            Design and provide procedures for themanagement of Matching grant mechanism as well as long term financing of the FMSDC 4.            Detailed design and constructionsupervision for the FMSDCs physical structure at each scheme. D. Staffing: Qualification of Required Experts The consulting firm should be agribusinessoriented with experience in value chain management and farmers-agribusiness linkages and track record in business solutionsinvolving small farmers and their organizations. The consultant team should be structured differently forthepreparation/elaboration and the implementation/capacity building phases. For the preparation/elaboration phase, thefollowing expertisewill be required: 1)            Market expert 2)            Sociologist 3)            Agronomist with a good knowledge ofirrigated agronomy (Rice, tomato, wheat etc) 4)            CommunicationExpert 5)            Expert in Law/Transactionadvisor 6)            Structural DesignEngineer While at the implementation/capacity buildingphase, the following staffing will be required: 1)            Overall projectManager 2)            Agribusiness with experience inirrigated scheme 3)            FinancialExpert 4)            Economist 5)            StructuralEngineer 6)            Any other field of specialization thatthe situation requires E. Duration of the Assignment is 4 years F. EvaluationCriteria The consultant/consortium shoulddemonstrate: a)      Experience in support to farmers organizations in terms of managementand business planning particularly in the irrigation sector. b)      A proven record in working with value chains approach in Africa orsimilar irrigation-based agro-ecological systems (under semi-arid conditions) c)      Provenrecord on business development services to farmers, farmerorganizations and SMEs along commercial agriculture value chains. d)     Experience in design and supervision of FSMDC or similar farm structures e)      Experience in managing similar projects. A consultant will be selected in accordancewith the Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines The Federal Ministry of Water Resourcesthrough its Project Management Unit now invites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") toindicate their interest in providingthe Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications andrelevant experience to perform the Services. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn toparagraph 1.9 of the WorldBank's Guidelines: Selection and employment of Consultants (under IBRD loans and IDA Credit and Grants) by WorldBank borrowers. January 2011 edition (Consultants Guidelines) setting forth the World Bank Policy on Conflict ofInterest. Consultants may associate with other firms inthe form of a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance the quality of their submission. Further information can be obtained at theaddress below during office hours between 0800 to 1700 hour local time Mondays to Fridays. A hard copy Expressions of interest must be delivered in a writtenform to the address below in person, or by currier not later than 14:00 hour local time on15th May, 2015. THE PROJECT COORDINATOR, TRANSFORMING IRRIGATIONMANAGEMENT IN NIGERIAPROJECT, FEDERAL MINISTRY OF WATER RESOURCES, PLOT 1402, ABBA KYARI STREET, OFF ADESOJI ADEREMISTREET APO ?ABUJA. NIGERIA. Tel:+2348038391469,+2348052048706 Email: pymanjuk@triming.org Signed: ProjectCoordinator

NG:Growth & Employment - P103499

Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment | Published June 12, 2015  -  Deadline July 7, 2015
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Request For Expression Of Interest To Engage A Firm To Administer Grants Of Gem THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF INDUSTRY, TRADE ANDINVESTMENT (FMITI) Growth & Employment (GEM) Project - Credit No.NG- 4882 GrantAdministrator Firm REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OFINTEREST The Growth and Employment (GEM) Project aims to increase firm growth and employment in participating firms inNigeria. The project, is being delivered through the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment(FMITI) by the Federal Implementation Unit (FPIU) to focus on manufacturing andservice sectors, specifically supporting ICT,entertainment, hospitality & Tourism, light manufacturing and construction sectors.  Project support will address cross cutting issues, assistance to specific clusters, andmore direct support to firms channeled through various training and grant schemes. The project team isdeveloping an integrated transaction enabled web-portal as the primary means of interaction betweenthe project and its beneficiaries. The name of the portal is Business Innovation and Growth Support(BIG). More specifically, the BIG Platformwill: ·         enable potential beneficiaries to register on the GEM program, ·          provide a facilitated access to trainingprograms, ·          track the progress of the beneficiaries(participation to training programs and achievement during training), ·         enable potential beneficiaries to apply forgrants and automatically test the eligibility of firms for thegrants. The GEM program will comprise of six grant windows, namely:- i) Equity, ii) Matching/Innovation iii) Performance iv) Institutional, v) Worker Retention and vi) InnovativeMarket. Details of the six windows is provided in the terms of reference(TOR). Objective ofAssignment: The GEM Projectwishes to engage a firm/consortium (hereinafter called 'Firm') to administer thegrants of GEM in accordance with the guidelines setout in the grants/operations manual. The grants manual establishes the procedures, controls and criteria required to solicit, awardand administer grants under this Project. Scope of Work: The Firm willadminister the GEM grants which are targeted at five clusters, namely: ICT, Entertainment, Hospitality & Tourism, LightManufacturing and Construction sectors. Most tasks will be done through the BIG Platform.  Key tasks of the Firm will include but not limited to thefollowing: i.       Marketing of the BIG Platform and the various  grants  available to the firms  registered onthe BIG Platform; ii.     Launching and advertising the various Windows on  different communication platforms (newspapers, BIGplatform, social media etc); iii.   Administering the selection process on  the BIG platform in accordance with the grants manualincluding the completion of alldue diligence; iv.   Collecting, documenting and verifying all documents submitted to thevarious grant windows; v.     Preparing the grant disbursement agreements, signing off ontheseagreements and submitting the counter signatures to the ProjectCoordinator; vi.   Preparing disbursement forecasts and disbursement instructions fortheProject Accountant through the Project Coordinator; Submission of Expressions of Interest (EOIs): Prospective Grant Administrators shouldsubmit Expression of Interest detailing the following information as basis for pre-qualification: The firm to beselected shallhave a broad background in Grant Administration. Profile of firm/consortium including ownership structureand role of each corporate entity with full contactdetails of each firm;Track records in Grants Administration and financial management in  public or private sectors with names of organizations and the year ofassignment;Proof of capacity to recruit and deploy teams to Administer/Manage Grants with names oforganizations and the year of assignmentEvidence of clearly set out estimates of grant administration costs, and justification of thecost in comparison with the program size and resources.Experience/knowledge of the Nigeria business environment and or Sub-Saharan Africa  Evidence of Grants Administration and financial management with international donoragencies; The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World BankBorrower, Revised January 2011. Firms may associatewith other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub consultancy sub consultancy to enhance their qualifications and must besupported with evidence of partnership agreement and MoU.  A firm will be selected in accordance with the Quality and cost Based Selection(QCBS) Method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours9.00am to 4.00 pm, Monday through Friday (except public holidays) from theProject Coordinator, Tel: +2348039265356 or+2348057763523 Expressions must be submitted in five (5) hard copies (one original and four copies plus one CDRom), in a sealed envelope clearly marked "Expression of Interest for Grant administrator" to the address below in person or by courier mail not later than Tuesday July 7, 2015. ProjectCoordinator Growth andEmployment (GEM) Project The FederalMinistry ofIndustry, Trade and Investment Block G, Room225 Old FederalSecretariat Area 1, Garki,Abuja Email: sanyunus2002@yahoo.com or procurement@gemng.com Interested firmsshould note that: ·         Submissionshall be in English language only ·         Submissionthrough electronicmedia shall be rejected; and ·         Submissionreceived after thedeadline shall be rejected ·         Only shortlisted firms will be contacted

NG-Housing Finance Development (FY14) - P131973

Central Bank of Nigeria | Published November 20, 2014  -  Deadline December 8, 2014
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Request For Expressions Of Interest (consulting Services) - Assignment Title: Senior Housing Microfinance Expert REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES) FEDERALREPUBLIC OF NIGERIA NIGERIA HOUSINGFINANCE PROGRAM CreditNo.:5292-NG Assignment Title: Senior Housing Microfinance Expert The Federal Government of Nigeria has receivedfinancing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Nigeria Housing Finance Program, and intends to apply part of the proceeds forconsulting services. The consulting services ("the Services")include: i) the appraisal of submissions from Microfinance Banks (MFBs) that have expressed interest to participate in the pilotscheme of the Housing Microfinance (HMF) component of the Nigeria Housing Finance Program (NHFP); ii) an assessment of theTechnical Assistance needs of the MFBs that would be selected; iii) the development of a draft model Technical CooperationAgreement for partner MFBs specifying mutual obligations under the project for Project Administration Team (PAT)'s consideration;iv) preparation of a draft TOR for the selection of a firm to implement tailored TA in the selected MFBs; v)participation inpotential selection of new MFBs; vi)appraisal of MFBs that are eligible to gauge their suitability to continue in the pilot scheme;and vii) additional relevant activities supporting project implementation as defined by the PAT. The initial contract duration of theassignment is 60 days with a possibility for extension. The PAT on behalf of the Central Bank ofNigeria as the Project Implementing Entity (PIE) now invites eligible individual consultants ("Consultants") to indicate theirinterest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the requiredqualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria are: ·        A minimum of 15 year of handson experience in microfinance projects in developing economies, preferably in Africa ·        Practical experience inhousing microfinance related issues and projects in at least2 countries ·        Experience with designing andmanaging similar projects in the area of housing microfinance in the last 5 years ·        A strong writing andpresentation skill in English Language is a MUST. ·        University degree in arelevant field (e.g. Economics, Finance, Business Administration etc.) The attention of interested Consultants isdrawn to paragraph 1.9 ofthe World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits& Grants by World Bank Borrowers January 2011 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank'spolicy on conflict ofinterest A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the IndividualQualification Selection method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further informationcan be obtained at the address below during officehours: 9.00am to 4.00pm. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form eitherthrough post mail or e-mail to the addresses below by 8th December, 2014 betweem 9:00a.m and 4:00p.m. Head, Project Administration Team (PAT) Other Financial Institutions Supervision Department Central Bank of Nigeria 33 Tafawa Balewa Way Central Business District Abuja Nigeria Tel: +234 -09- 462 -35446 E-mail: aadesemoye@cbn.gov.ng

Transforming Irrigation Management in NG - P123112

TRANSFORMING IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT IN NIGERIA PROJECT, | Published December 24, 2014  -  Deadline December 30, 2015
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Consultancy For Technical Assistance For Water User Association And Scheme Management Development At The Bakolori And Middle Rima Irrigation Schemes Under The Transforming Irrigation Management In Nigeria (triming) Project. FEDERAL REPUBLIC OFNIGERIA FEDERAL MINISTRY OF WATERRESOURCES CONSULTANCY FOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FOR WATER USER ASSOCIATION AND SCHEMEMANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT AT THE BAKOLORI ANDMIDDLE RIMA IRRIGATION SCHEMES UNDER THE TRANSFORMING IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT IN NIGERIA (TRIMING) PROJECT. REFNO: FMWR/TRIMING/QCBS/2014/02. REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OFINTEREST A.                COUNTRY:                        NIGERIA NAME OF PROJECT:      TRANSFORMING IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT IN NIGERIA (TRIMING)PROJECT Project ID No:                   P123112 Credit No:                         CR 5506 - NG The FederalGovernment of Nigeria (FGN) has received a credit from the International Development Association (IDA) towards the cost of theTransforming Irrigation Management inNigeria (TRIMING) Project and it intends to apply part of the proceeds for consultingservices. The TRIMING ProjectDevelopment Objective is to improve access to irrigation and drainage services and to strengthen institutional arrangements forintegrated water resources management and agricultural service delivery in selected large-scale public schemes in NorthernNigeria. The principal proposed investment components arethefollowing: Water Resources Management and Dam Operations Improvement;Irrigation Development and Management; EnhancingAgricultural Productivity and Support to Value Chains Development and InstitutionalDevelopment and Project Management.  The Implementing Agency for the Borrower (Government of Nigeria) is the Federal Ministry ofWater Resources (FMWR).  The FMWR has appointed a Project Management Unit (PMU) tomanage all aspects of procurement, management, payments and disbursement applications for the Project. B.     - Objectives of the assignment The purpose of this TA is to hire a consulting team to develop and implement a strategic and comprehensivetraining programme for farmers, water user associations and Government (River Basin Development Authority) personnel involved inirrigation scheme operations, maintenance and management. The overall aim is to achieve sustainable irrigation service provision.The focus of the work will be on the Bakalori Irrigation Scheme (21,000ha), which is the'first mover' on design and construction inthe TRIMING Project and on the Middle Rima Valley Irrigation Scheme (5,000ha). These are in Zamfara and Sokoto states respectively,which are in the north-west of Nigeria. The methods, materials and implementation team competencies forthe WUA and schememanagement development programme will be fully developed and piloted at Bakalori first, which has the most conducive environmentfor institutional transformation, and when demonstrated to beeffective will be up scaled at Bakalori and will be fullyimplementedat the Middle Rima Valley Irrigation Scheme. I.              General objectives (of the TA) The general objective is to develop and implement a detailed participatory irrigation management training plan usingspecialized learning materials and innovative multi-media tools, to re-define WUA and RBDA roles and responsibilities and institutenecessary practices to achievefinancially sustainable irrigation and drainage management. II.              Specific objectives (of the TA): The APEX, Intake and Unit WUA representatives, and RBDA project staffwill be trained in operations,maintenance, management, water and financial administration, fee collection, land-register administration, conflict resolution andlegal aspects among others to enable effective irrigation and drainage system operations and maintenance. Training will be focussed on legal,financial, administration and management of irrigation and drainage operations and maintenance activities. Technical engineeringtraining for undertaking major civil or mechanical works repairs is not included in the scope of training. However, minorlabour-based earth-works and small-gate maintenance for tertiary canal maintenance is included. C- Activities The activities involved include the following: 1: Design and Produce a WUA Training Process and Multi-mediaToolkit a - WUA Scoping Review, Assessment of Existing OperationalCapabilities and Development of an Operational Strategy for Irrigation Service Provision (including a full cadastral survey withmaps and land registers). b - Design and produce a WUAtraining package and communication strategy c - Detailed design of a WUA training program and related manuals and media. 2 - Develop WUA human capital and institutions for improved schemeoperations 3                          - Establish a contractualapproach to irrigation scheme management D- Staffing :Qualifications of Required Experts: The applicant needs to show references and core staff (please provide accreditation of successfulreferences): I.            Team Leader ? Irrigation Institutions Development Expert II.           Field Operations ProjectManager III.           Educational MaterialsDevelopment and Training Specialist IV.           Development Communication Strategy Specialist V.           Irrigation Engineer VI.           Field Surveyor E- Duration of assignment: 3 years The FMWR now invites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interest inproviding the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualificationsand relevant experience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria are: F- Evaluation Criteria a) General experience in area of expertise listed above on irrigation projects/schemes, with successful experiences; b) Specific experience in / of  particular area of expertise such as (i) Water User Association establishment;(ii)  Scheme Management and Institutional Development, (iii) Management ofland records and surveys on irrigation schemes, (iv) developmentof training material and implementation of training programmes atgrassroot levels mamd (v) development of a communication strategy and related media for attitudinal change and training and capacitation of farmers and operators (please provide evidence of successfulexperiences). The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 ofthe World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and employment of Consultants (under IBRD loans and IDA Credit and Grants) by World Bankborrowers. January 2011 edition(Consultants Guidelines) setting forth the World Bank Policy on Conflict ofInterest. Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub-consultancyto enhance theirqualifications. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS) method set outin the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 08:00 and 17:00(Local time Monday to Friday) and/or send an email to the Project Coordinator at address "ympeter@gmail.com". Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form tothe address below (in person, or bymail, or by fax, or by e-mail) byclose of business January 30th, 2015. ATTN: PROJECT COORDINATOR, TRANSFORMING IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT IN NIGERIAPROJECT, FEDERAL MINISTRY OF WATERRESOURCES, PLOT 1402, ABBA KYARI STREET, OFF ADESOJI ADEREMISTREET APO ?ABUJA. Tel+2348038391469,+2348052048706 Email: ympeter@gmail.com Signed: ProjectCoordinator

NG-Housing Finance Development (FY14) - P131973

Other Financial Institutions Supervision Department | Published March 19, 2015  -  Deadline April 7, 2015
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Consulting Services For Mortgage Assets Registry Consultant REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES ? FIRMS SELECTION) FEDERALREPUBLIC OF NIGERIA NIGERIA HOUSINGFINANCE PROGRAM Credit No:5292-NG Assignment Title: MORTGAGE ASSETS REGISTRY CONSULTANT The Federal Government of Nigeria has receivedfinancing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Nigeria Housing Finance Program, and intends to apply part of the proceeds forconsulting services. The consulting services ("the Services")include conducting a feasibility study and developing a business plan for a web based electronic Mortgage Assets Registry System(MARS) that would provide data on mortgaged properties in Nigeria. The MARS would be accessible online with capacity to provideupdated information to stakeholders in the industry to meet the following objectives: ·        Enable lenders access real-time up to date information regarding thesecurity offered by the borrower. ·        Provide potential buyers information about any encumbrance on theproperty they intend to buy. ·         Prevent fraudulenttransactions arising out of the same asset being mortgaged to multiple lenders. Specificallythe Consulting Firm would; ·         Engage operators to define the baseline information requirements for theregister ·         Prepare Policy & Guidelines for the operation of the register in conjunction with theoperators. ·         Design the requirements for the relevant electronic register to be hosted on awebsite. ·         Develop a business plan for the MARS sustainability. ·         Organize workshops to sensitize stakeholders ·         Provide guidance on step by step process for acquisition and deployment of the ICTinfrastructure and applications to operationalize the register. The Project AdministrationTeam (PAT) on behalf of the Central Bank of Nigeria as the Project Implementation Entity (PIE)now invites eligible consulting firms("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services.Interested ConsultingFirms should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform theServices. The shortlisting criteria are: ·         The partners/directors should haverelevant professional qualifications and experience in theirprofile to support application; ·         The firm will demonstrate expertise in the area of mortgage financing, Information Technology,Statistical Analysis; ·         Evidence of having undertaken similar project in other jurisdictions is essential for theassignment. ·         Profile of experts to be on the project detailing their skill set. ·         Project governance delivery model and organizational structure. The attention of interested Consulting Firmsis drawn 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 January 2011 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict ofinterest. A Consulting Firm will be selected inaccordance with the Consultants Qualification method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at theaddress below during office hours: 9:00am to 4:00pm. Expressions of interest must be delivered in awritten form either through post mail or e-mail to the address below by 7th April, 2015 between 9.00am and 4.00pm. Head, Project Administration Team(PAT) Other Financial Institutions SupervisionDepartment Central Bank of Nigeria 33 Tafawa Balewa Way Central BusinessDistrict Abuja Nigeria Tel: +234-09-462-35446 E-mail:NHFPPAT@cbn.gov.ng

NG-Housing Finance Development (FY14) - P131973

Other Financial Institutions Supervision Department | Published March 19, 2015
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General Procurement Notice REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES ? FIRMS SELECTION) FEDERALREPUBLIC OF NIGERIA NIGERIA HOUSINGFINANCE PROGRAM Credit No:5292-NG Assignment Title: MORTGAGE ASSETS REGISTRY CONSULTANT The Federal Government of Nigeria has receivedfinancing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Nigeria Housing Finance Program, and intends to apply part of the proceeds forconsulting services. The consulting services ("the Services")include conducting a feasibility study and developing a business plan for a web based electronic Mortgage Assets Registry System(MARS) that would provide data on mortgaged properties in Nigeria. The MARS would be accessible online with capacity to provideupdated information to stakeholders in the industry to meet the following objectives: ·        Enable lenders access real-time up to date information regarding thesecurity offered by the borrower. ·        Provide potential buyers information about any encumbrance on theproperty they intend to buy. ·         Prevent fraudulenttransactions arising out of the same asset being mortgaged to multiple lenders. Specificallythe Consulting Firm would; ·         Engage operators to define the baseline information requirements for theregister ·         Prepare Policy & Guidelines for the operation of the register in conjunction with theoperators. ·         Design the requirements for the relevant electronic register to be hosted on awebsite. ·         Develop a business plan for the MARS sustainability. ·         Organize workshops to sensitize stakeholders ·         Provide guidance on step by step process for acquisition and deployment of the ICTinfrastructure and applications to operationalize the register. The Project AdministrationTeam (PAT) on behalf of the Central Bank of Nigeria as the Project Implementation Entity (PIE)now invites eligible consulting firms("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services.Interested ConsultingFirms should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform theServices. The shortlisting criteria are: ·         The partners/directors should haverelevant professional qualifications and experience in theirprofile to support application; ·         The firm will demonstrate expertise in the area of mortgage financing, Information Technology,Statistical Analysis; ·         Evidence of having undertaken similar project in other jurisdictions is essential for theassignment. ·         Profile of experts to be on the project detailing their skill set. ·         Project governance delivery model and organizational structure. The attention of interested Consulting Firmsis drawn 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 January 2011 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict ofinterest. A Consulting Firm will be selected inaccordance with the Consultants Qualification method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at theaddress below during office hours: 9:00am to 4:00pm. Expressions of interest must be delivered in awritten form either through post mail or e-mail to the address below by 7th April, 2015 between 9.00am and 4.00pm. Head, Project Administration Team(PAT) Other Financial Institutions SupervisionDepartment Central Bank of Nigeria 33 Tafawa Balewa Way Central BusinessDistrict Abuja Nigeria Tel: +234-09-462-35446 E-mail:NHFPPAT@cbn.gov.ng

Erosion & Watershed Mgt Project - P124905

Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project/Federal Ministry of Environment | Published February 13, 2015  -  Deadline March 2, 2015
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Federal Republic Of Nigeriafederal Ministry Of Environmentnigeria Erosion And Watershed Management Project (newmap)project Id: P124905issuance Date: 13th February, 2015request For Expression Of Interest (eoi) For Consultancy Servic FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA FEDERAL MINISTRY OFENVIRONMENT NIGERIA EROSION AND WATERSHED MANAGEMENT PROJECT(NEWMAP) Project ID: P124905 Issuance Date: 13th February,2015 Request for Expression of Interest (EOI) ForConsultancy Services for the Establishment of a Climate Change DataManagement System, Information Collection and Sharing System Package No:NEWMAP/FPMU/CQS/15/01 This request for expression of interest follows the update of thegeneral procurement notice for this project that appeared in UN Development Business issue of 27th April, 2012 and in Nigeriannewspapers of 27th September 2012. As part of Governmentscommitment to transformation of the Nigeriansocio-economy landscape,a multi-sector project is being executed in Nigeria to mitigate the vulnerability to erosion and supportthe people as they relate to theirland. The Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) is an 8-year multi-sectoraland multi-scale program that targets stateswith acute gully erosion. The project is involving many Federal and State Ministries,Departments and Agencies (MDAs), Local Governments, communities and civil Societies who are  responsible for Planning, economy, finance, works, agriculture, water resources, forests, transport, power,emergency responseas well as those focused on climate and hydrological information or watershed/basin regulation.  In order to achieve this, the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) has received a credit ofUS$500 million from the International Development Association (IDA) for the implementation of the Nigeria Erosion andWatershedManagement Project. The Project isto address severe gully erosion problems in the short term, reduce vulnerability to soil erosion and climate variability in themedium term, and promote long-term climate resilient, low carbon development.  NEWMAPwill take an integrated watershed management approach to erosion that will address the interlinked challenges of poverty, ecosystemservices, climate change, disaster risk management, biodiversity, institutional capacity and governance The Federal Project Management Unit (FPMU) of the Nigeria Erosionand Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) intends to use part of the proceeds of the credit for the recruitment a Consulting Firmfor the Establishment of a Climate Change Data Management System, Information Collection andSharing System. OBJECTIVES The assignment has three main objectives and associated parts: To analyseany existing national framework for climate change information and information sharing with aview to strengthening the agency;To understudyand propose options for  a roadmap on developing a national climate change information database;andPropose a model for national centralized data basesystem interface able with otherexisting systems for information exchange and decision making. The consulting firm will develop a work planand provide qualified and skilledpersonnel in sufficient numbers (inthe three areas of Climatology and Disaster Risk Management; Management Information Systems (MIS), and Financial/EconomicAnalysis) to ensure the completion of thetasks in a manner consistent with the international best practice and standards adopted for NEWMAP. The consulting firm will be hired for a period of three months. SUBMISSION OF EXPRESSION OF INTERESTS (EOIs) Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP)now invite eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultantsshould provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform theServices. The shortlisting criteria are (i) evidence showing the fields of specialty of thefirm (consultant's profile/brochures) (ii) evidence showing that the firm is a legal entity (certificate of registration), (iii)evidence of registration with relevant authorities and professional bodies. (iv) Evidence showing the technical and managerialcapabilities of the firm in the field of assignment. (v) experience of working in a similar geographicalregion, (vi) Description of similarassignments, (vi) availability of appropriate skills among staff, and availability of essential  technology etc.). For each previous project performed, the consultant shall provide the name and contact address of the client (office &e-mail address, and telephone number), date(s) of execution, name(s) oflead and associate firms, contract amount and financingsources. The attention of interested Consultants (firm) is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of theWorld Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDACredits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers [January 2011] ("Consultant Guidelines") Please visit www.worldbank.org, setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest.  In addition, please refer to the following specific informationon conflict of interestrelated to this assignment on information on conflict of interest related to the assignment as per paragraph 1.9 ofConsultantGuidelines. Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or asub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Consultant Qualification Selection methodset out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours(10.00 am to 16.00pm). Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, orby mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) before the close of work by 2nd March, 2015. Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project Attn: Mr. C. O. Nwune Federal Project Coordinator Federal Ministry ofEnvironment, No. 170, Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse II, Abuja, Nigeria. Tel:  08033346044  |  08035966070 E-mail: newmapfpmu@gmail.com

NG-RAMP PHASE 2 - P095003

Rural Access and Mobility Project | Published January 26, 2015  -  Deadline February 10, 2015
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Request For Expressions Of Interest (eoi) Forconsulting Services To Undertake A Road Maintenance Study In Fournigerian States Of Adamawa, Enugu, Niger And Osun FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT FEDERAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT UNIT (FPMU) SECOND RURALACCESS AND MOBILITY PROJECT (RAMP 2) REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (EOI) FOR CONSULTING SERVICES TO UNDERTAKE A ROAD MAINTENANCE STUDY IN FOUR NIGERIAN STATES OF ADAMAWA, ENUGU, NIGER AND OSUN Credit No. 51540-NG Issue Date: 26th January, 2015 The Federal Republic of Nigeria, through the FederalMinistry of Agriculture and Rural Development, has received financing from the International Development Association (IDA) and theFrench Development Agency and plan to on-lend the financing to four participating states (Adamawa, Enugu, Niger, and Osun) towardsthe cost of among others rehabilitation of prioritized low volume and mostly unpaved rural roads in these states under the SecondRural Access and Mobility Project (RAMP-2). It is intended that part of the proceeds of the financing will be applied to eligiblepayments under the contract for Consulting Services for this Road Maintenance Study. The consulting services for Road Maintenance includethe planning and programming of various types of road maintenance activities in each state, costing of such maintenance activities,preparation of financing plans and related services, and are proposed to be undertaken in each of the four states asfollows: a)      Prepare a classification of the rural roads into state and local governmentroads. b)     Propose relevant road maintenance activities such as: (i) community implemented routinemaintenance; (ii) periodic mechanized grading; (iii) re-gravelling of gravel roads;(iv) maintenance of drainage structures; and (v)resurfacing of rural road sections constructedwith low cost surface treatment. c)      Determine annual costs of maintenance and finalizea multi-year maintenance program for eachstate with a combination ofcommunity based routine maintenance, annual mechanized maintenance, re-gravelling operations andbituminous resurfacing where justified. d)     Estimate the financing needs for an agreed maintenance program for each state over fiveyears. e)      Prepare a financing plan taking into account the financial support of RAMP 2, state budgets(from ministries of works and agriculture), and any force account works. Discuss various cost recovery alternatives in case of afunding shortfall, and propose arrangements that may secure adequate, dedicated and reliable funding on an annualbasis. f)       Present workable options for how various maintenance activities can be contracted out toservice providers and to what extent it is feasible to use performance based maintenance contracts. g)     Propose quality control arrangements including on-site supervision and technicalaudits. h)     Prepare guidelines for Whole Life Cycle Cost Analysis oflow cost lateritic gravel roads withand without surface treatment. i)        Prepare an Operational Maintenance Manual including proposed technical specifications for allrural road maintenance operations in each state. The duration of theConsulting Services is envisaged to span about 6months. The Federal Project Monitoring Unit (FPMU) on behalf of the four stategovernments now invites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. InterestedConsultants should provideinformation demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to performthe Services. The short listing will be undertaken with support from the State Project Implementing Units(SPIU) using among othersthe following criteria: 1.      General qualification: Capacity of the Consultantsto carry out the Services, to bedemonstrated by sufficient years in business, core business in similar activities to those under the Services, annual turnover ofthe Consultants, and overall number and qualifications of Consultants' key staff. A brief presentation of the Consultants profileshall be provided. 2.      Experience in planning, programming and budgeting of maintenance of low volume rural roadssimilar in scope and size to those subject to the Services, with both laterite and double bituminous surface treatment sections.The EOI shall also demonstrate any experience and capacity for conducting road maintenance related analytical work under difficultconditions. 3.      The EOI shall outline experience and capacity for conducting Life Cycle Cost Analysis andEconomic Analysis using the Highway Design and Management tool (HDM-4) or any other recognized economic evaluation methodology. 4.      Experience in contracting out road maintenance androad rehabilitation using performance basedcontracting methods and regular term maintenance contracts. 5.      Capacity and experience in involving rural community groups in performance based routine roadmaintenance in combinationwith light mechanized maintenance. 6.      Background in the conduct of road user charges studies and preparation of financing plans formulti-year maintenance programs under medium term expenditure frameworks. The consultants are strongly encouraged to present the information intheir respective EOIs to demonstrate the fulfilment of the criteria above in the form ofproject profiles including: the projectname, the location of the project, the name and address of the client/beneficiary, the name(s) of associated firm(s) if any, theduration of the assignment, the start and end date of the assignment, the total value of the contract, the total number ofstaff-months of the assignment, the value of the servicesprovided under the contract, the number of professional staff-monthsprovided by the associated firm(s), the names of the firm's senior staff involved and functions performed, a brief narrativedescription of the project, and a description of the actual services provided by the firm's staff under the assignment. Consultants are encouraged to associate with local or other firms inthe form of a jointventure or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications. A Consultant will beselected in accordance with the Quality and CostBased Selection (QCBS) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines with 80 percent weight on the technical proposal andqualification of staff and 20 % on the cost. The Services will be paid under a lump sum contract based on progress anddeliverables. Further information can be obtained at theaddress below during office hours. Expressions of interest must be delivered in awritten form to the address below (in person, by mail or by e-mail) by 10thFebruary, 2015
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