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BD: Afforestation/Reforestation Project - P127015

Bangladesh Forest Department | Published December 18, 2014  -  Deadline December 30, 2014
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Consultancy Services On Planning And Administering Training Programs For Bfd Officials And Project Beneficiaries On Various Aspects Of Crpar Project (consulting Firm) (package No: Bfd/s1) Government of the People'sRepublic of Bangladesh Ministry of Environment and Forests Bangladesh Forest Department Climate Resilient Participatory Afforestation and ReforestationProject Mohakhali, Dhaka-1212. Corrigendum on Request for Expression ofInterest regarding selection of consulting firm for Consultancy services on planning and administering training programs for BFD officials and projectbeneficiaries on various aspects of CRPAR Project(Package No: BFD/S1) LetterNo: FD/CRPARP/Procurement (Services)/36/2014/832                 Date:18/12/2014. With reference to REOI Notice for the aforesaid consultancy issued vide this office memo no FD/CRPARP/Procurement(Services)/36/2014/818 dated 11.12.2014 and published in the Development Business (UN) website on 11.12.2014, BFD website in11.12.2014, in the Daily Janakantha on 13.12.2014, in the Daily Star on 16.12.2014, thefollowing amendment has been done: The deadline for submission of EOIs for the consultancy packageBFD/S1 shall be 30th December, 2014 instead of the date mentioned in the original REOI notice and this corrigendumnotice will be a part and parcel of the original REOI notice. Uttam Kumar Saha Project Director Telephone: 01715-549120 E-mail: pdcrparpfd@gmail.com Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh Office of the Project Director Climate Resilient Participatory Afforestation and Reforestation Project Banabhahan (old), Mohakhali,Dhaka-1212 BCCRF Grant No. TF 014026 Memono.FD/CRPARP/Procurement (Services)/36/2014/818                                                               Date: 11.12.2014 Request for Expressions of Interest (REOI) Consultancy services on planning and administering training programsfor BFD officials and project beneficiaries on various aspects of CRPAR Project (Consulting Firm) (Package No:BFD/S1) (REOI No FD/CRPARP/04/2014-2015) The Bangladesh Forest Department (BFD), Ministry of Environment and Forest, jointly with the ArannaykFoundation (AF), have received grant from the Bangladesh Climate Change Resilience Fund (BCCRF), to implement the Climate ResilientParticipatory Afforestation and Reforestation Project with fiduciary support fromthe International Development Association (IDA). Apart of the Grant fund will be utilized for payment of consulting firms who will providespecific technical inputs for the effectiveexecution of the project. The objective ofthis assignment is to strengthen thecapacity of BFD and targeted communities to better manage forest resources to confront climatechange risks. This will be achieved through:(i) assessing the training needs of the BFD and preparing short-term and long-termcomprehensive training plan for BFD official/staff; (ii)preparing training module and deliver the technical capacity trainingof the380 FD staff; and (iii) preparing trainingmodule and conduct awareness training to 17,000 community personnel living in and around the project area. The primary focuses of the BFDofficials/staff training are on climate change impact on bio-diversity and forests, community mobilization, participatory planningand monitoring, resource assessment, remote sensing, GIS, quality assurance, performance management/ monitoring and evaluation etc.However, the training module sections will be finalized with through the training needs assessment. The targeted beneficiaries willalso receive training on forest conservation, common resource management and climate risk mitigation. Thetotal period for completion of the above-mentioned services is eighteen (18) months and the various activities and deliverablesshall be phased efficiently over that period. The Consultant shall provide a team of suitably qualified and experienced 'keypersonnel' to undertake the assignment. TheClimate Resilient ParticipatoryAfforestation and Reforestation Project now invite eligible consulting firms("Consultants")to indicate their interests in providing the Services. Interested Consultants shouldprovide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. Theshort listing criteria are: a)      General Experience of the firm: The firm should havepreferably 10 years of relevant experience especially in development funded projects (consultant will submit registrationpapers to demonstrate this experience). b)     Financial resources of the consultant (turnover of last threeyears-consultants will submit audited financial reports to demonstrate its turnover) c)      Availability of Key professionals against the positions mentioned in Termsof Reference and their qualifications; d)     Experience of the firm in similar tasks/assignments (examples of pastexperience- similar nature (forestry or climate change related training) and/or complexity including costand duration of theassignment). e)      Experience of the firm in other training experience (examples of othertraining experience including cost and duration of the assignment). f)       Training facilities, Logistics and Support services of the firm (officespace, staff, equipment). Consultants may associate with other firms to enhance theirqualifications, and, if association, should mention whether the association is in the form of "joint venture" or "sub-consultancy".It is preferable to limit the total number of firms in an association including the Lead Firm to 4 (four). A consulting firm will be selected inaccordance with the Selection Based on Consultants' Qualification (CQS) procedures as set out in the World Bank's Guidelines:Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and Credits & Grantsby World Bank Borrowers, January 2011. The Termsof Reference of the above consultancy are available in BFD's website (www.bforest.gov.bd) and will provide detailed scope of workand required qualifications and experience. Expression of Interest must be delivered to the addressbelow in sealed envelope on or before January 30, 2014. Submission throughe-mail will also be accepted provided (i) it is delivered by the deadline, and (ii) appropriate reference is made in the subjectline of theemail, such as "Consultancy services on planning and administering training programs for BFD officials and projectbeneficiaries on variousaspects of CRPAR Project." Uttam Kumar Saha Project Director Climate Resilient Participatory Afforestation and Reforestation Project Bangladesh Forest Department Ban Bhaban, 1stFloor, Mohakhali, Dhaka-1212 Telephone: 01715-549120, Fax: 02-8181741 E-mail: pdcrparpfd@gmail.com

BD:Coastal Embankment Improvement Proj - P128276

Bangladesh Water Development Board(BWDB) | Published October 21, 2014  -  Deadline November 18, 2014
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Request For Expressions Of Interest (eoi) Forsenior Environmental Specialist (ses) Under Pmu , Ceip-1, Bwdb, Dhaka; Contract Package No. Ceip-1/d1/s10 evsjv? k cvwb Db?qb?evW© Project Management Unit Coastal embankment ImprovementProject Phase-I (CEIP-I) House-15,Road-24, Gulshan-2, Dhaka Phone: +88-02-9899363 BANGLADESH WATERDEVELOPMENT BOARD Memo No: WDB/CEIP/S-10/ 440                                           Date:19-10-2014 Request forExpressions of Interest (EOI) for Senior Environmental Specialist (SES)under PMU Bangladesh CoastalEmbankment ImprovementProject, Phase-1(CEIP-1) Disaster Risk and Climate ChangeUnit Sustainable Development Department Senior Environmental Specialist (SES) (Contract Package No.CEIP-1/D1/S10) CreditNo-5280- BD ProjectID No.:P128276 The Government ofBangladesh(GOB) is expected to receive financing from International DevelopmentAssociation (IDA) to meet part of the cost of the CEIP-1. The Projectwould beimplemented by the Ministry of Water Resources (MOWR), through the BangladeshWater Development Board (BWDB).  BWDBwill set up a Project Management Unit (PMU) to oversee the development andexecution of the project. The PMU will be led by a Project Director and will belocated in BWDB's headquarters in Dhaka. As part of the PMU, the BWDBplans tohire a highly qualified Senior Environmental Specialist with soundknowledge, clear understanding and expertise of (i) assessing the environmentalimpacts of coastal polders addressing coastal ecology, river morphology, waterresource management, social environments, climate and disaster risk; (ii)managing of environmental safeguards compliance issues in projects under theWorld Bank Environmental Safeguards Operational Policies; and (iii) ensuringenvironmental and occupational safety during project implementation andemergency response of embankment failure and natural and anthropogenicdisaster. 2.         Key Functions of theSenior EnvironmentalSpecialist (SES): The SeniorEnvironmental Specialist will provide technical support to ensure environmentalcompliance in the physical, ecological, social, river morphological dimensionof coastal polder. S/He will assist in ensuring compliance with allenvironmental legislation during the identification, preparation, design,implementation and operation of subprojects. The scope of works for theposition is as follows: Task 1: UpdatingEIA for Polder 32, 33, 35/1, 35/3 and 39/2C Review the detailed engineering design ofembankments and water control structures of the five polders and share with thelocal communities ? beneficiaries and likely affected persons, and seek theirfeedback. Task 2: InitialEnvironmental Examination (IEE) and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Preparethe TORs for IEE and EIA for each remaining polder to be funded by the Project; Reviewthe inception report of IEE and EIA prepared by the Design/SupervisionConsulting Firm (CEIP-1/B2, B3, C1/S2) and make sure that the surveysandconsultations are done on schedule and adequate resources and appropriateexpertise are applied Assistthe Consulting Firm and BWDB community organizer to carryout participatoryconsultation during planning, design and implementation; Task 3: Monitoringand Evaluation: Implementation of EMP Reviewand approve the Contractor's Environmental Action Plan (EAP), as per the EMP; Liaisewith the officers in each field office and make spot checks duringimplementation to ensure that environmental plans are being properlyimplemented; Superviseand monitor of the project activities in the field level and provide technicaladvice to ensure compliance of the mitigation measures by the Contractors; Monitorthe disclosure of project environmental safeguard documents throughout theproject cycle, including the EMF/IEE/EIAs at the local, regional and nationallevel; Task 4:Documentation & Capacity Building Assistin the preparation of bid documents and construction contracts to ensure thatenvironmental safeguards are incorporated; Contributethe environmental part of the monthly, quarterly, annual, midterm andfinalreports; Document  the experience in the implementation of theenvironmental process; Assist in capacityBuilding of the responsible assistant and deputy chief responsible forenvironmental sustainability assurance of BWDB project Qualificationsand Experiences: TheSenior Environmental Specialist, with thepost-graduation specialization in Environmental Engineering/EnvironmentalScience/natural resource management shall have at least 10 years of workingexperience related to preparation of EIA, and integration of environmental andsocial issues in the design, implementation and operation of polder relatedprojects. The specialist must have demonstrated sound technical expertise ininternational good practices on environmental safeguards and have proven trackrecord of providing social safeguard oversight functions.  Experience in forestry,hydraulic structure,river morphology, coastal ecology, climate change impact and World Bank fundedproject is preferred. S/he must have excellent communication and writing skillswith higher-level computer skills in Windows operating system (Word, Excel,Access, etc.). Knowledge on GIS mapping will be an added advantage. Duration of theAssignment: Duration of the consultancy services would be for 36 (Thirty Six months).Howeverthe performance for first year will determine the continuity of thecontract for the remaining years. The Contract may be extended forsubsequent 3 (three) years; based on project needs and subject tosatisfactory performance of the assignment during the first three years. SelectionProcedures: BWDB now seeks the application from eligible applicants toexpress their interest in providing services (complete CV with detailinformation about employment history with duties and responsibilities, currentremuneration, academic details, major publication(if any), contract addressincluding telephone number and e-mail). The consultants will be selected inaccordance with World Bank Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultantsby the World Bank Borrowers, [January 2011]. Applicants currently in governmentservice in the client's country may apply only if they satisfy Paragraph 1.13(d) of the Consultant Guidelines. Remuneration : Negotiable Expression ofinterest (hard copy) must be delivered to the address below by November  18, 2014 in three sets (1 original + 2copies) and clearly marked"Expression of Interest" forthe "Consultancy Services for Senior Environmental Specialist(SRS)"under PMU, CEIP-I, (ContractPackage No.CEIP-1/D1/S10). InterestedConsultants may obtain further information at the address of theundersigned during normal office hours. The authorityreserves the right to accept or reject any or all the EOIs, or annul theprocess at any stage without assigning any reason(s) whatsoever andwithout incurring any liability to the affected applicant(s) (Md. Sarafat HossainKhan) Project Director CEIP, BWDB House-15, Road-24, Gulshan-2, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh Tel: +880-2- 9899363, 9899373 E-mail: sarafat.khan@gmail.com Website: www.bwdb.gov.bd

REG: Wildlife Protection: BD and NP - P121210

Bangladesh Forest Department | Published December 24, 2014  -  Deadline January 8, 2015
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Senior Implementation Specialist Governmentof the People's Republic of Bangladesh Office ofthe Project Director StrengtheningRegional Cooperation for Wildlife Protection Project ForestDepartment, Ban Bhaban, Mohakhli, Dhaka, Bangladesh Memo No.SRCWP/Pro(s)/3.005/ 574                                                                                        Dated:22-12-2014 Re-advertisement for Request for Expression of Interest (EOI) for selection of a Senior ImplementationSpecialist (National) The Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh(GoB) has received a credit from the International Development Association(IDA) towards the cost of Strengthening Regional Cooperation for WildlifeProtection Project (IDA Credit Number 4909-BD, Project ID Number P121210), andintends to apply a portion of the proceeds of this credit to eligiblepaymentsto the project coordination services under Project Management Unit (PMU) forwhich this invitation for Expression of Interest (EOI) is issued. Theterms andconditions of the contract and payments by WB (IDA) will be subject to theterms and conditions of the Financial Agreement. Except as IDA may specificallyotherwise agree, no party other than GoB shall derive any rights fromthecredit or have any claim to the proceeds of the credit. 2.   Title, Expected Duration and Commencement, Qualifications andExperiences of the Individual Consultants are briefed below: Position andduration Scope ofServices Qualificationand experience Senior Implementation Specialist(WB's Sr. Consultant category- National) The ProjectAuthority intends to engage the Senior Implementation Specialist for a totalproject period of tentatively 18 (eighteen) person-monthssubject to renewal on the basis of performance& project requirements. The assignment is expected to commence from January2015 and shall come to an end on 30 June 2016. The SeniorImplementation Specialist shall be responsible for the following majoractivities: ·      Take accountability for thepreparation of annual work plans and rolling action plans and for monitoringsuch plans to ensure there are no slippages in project implementation; ·      Identify, evaluate, recommend, andimplement approaches to key project issues, problems and needs; ·      Promptly inform the Project Directorand Project Manager about implementation issues; and provide technicalsupport to management, PMU and sub-project implementers towards thetimelyand appropriate resolution of problems and issues; ·   Keep track of thePMU's workflow toensure that the various aspects of project implementation are synchronizedand aligned with the implementation schedules of project activities(asagreed with the World Bank or "Bank"). [This requirescoordination/collaboration with the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)specialist, Financial Management (FM) team, technical staff and Architectural& Engineering Consultants, Technical Assistant Consultant at BFD as wellas the sub-project proponents.  The coordinationwith the FM and technical staff is aimed at ensuring timely, properandtransparent disbursement of funds for eligible expenditures.] ·   Take leadership forthe monitoring ofthe work programs and disbursements of the sub-projects and developa workingarrangement with the M&E Specialist on the responsibilities formonitoring of  sub-projects (outputsand outcomes); ·  Proactively make suggestions totheProject Director on correcting, streamlining, or improving workfloworbusiness processes within the PMU, BFD and vis-à-vis contractors and sub-projectproponents. Fiduciary ·   Lead and direct thework of theprocurement team in performing transaction processing duties; plan andallocate the team's work assignments; ·   Take accountabilityfor overallprocurement quality and performance such that, procurement capacityis builtand retained in the wildlife conservation and protection part of BF; ·   Take accountabilityfor the qualityand timeliness of draft TORs and necessary documentation, especially for keyprocurement actions for submission to the Project Director, ProjectManagerand the Bank; ·   Take accountabilityfor implementingand monitoring, procurement (such as bid) schedules to ensure that they aremet on time; ·   Monitor the qualityof theprocurement team's outputs, review all contracts prior to executionforappropriateness, completeness and accuracy; ·   Develop and monitor the program ofcontract administration after awards and the fiduciary quality ofdeliverables and outputs; ·   provide guidance and direction tosupport the implementation of work relative to contract issues; monitor andsupervise the work of consultants, proponents, contractors, etc.; facilitatemeetings as far ahead as possible to ensure the timely and responsivedelivery of outputs and reports; ·   Take accountabilityfor the timely andaccurate data input and maintenance of the project's procurement database onall contracts with contractors, consultants, service providers, etc. (andespecially, the procurement plan that requires frequent updating andsubmission to the Bank) and also for generating required reports from thedatabase. ·   Take accountabilityfor themonitoring of project disbursements and submission of disbursementprojections to the Bank on a timely basis; this responsibility requires thecollaboration of the PMU's financial management (FM); ensure that the FM teamprepares the monthly updates of contract-wise and project disbursement tables(on annual and quarterly basis) for submission to the Bank ·      Masters degree in Engineering,Business, Management, Law, Economics, Procurement, Natural Science or related discipline; ·      MCIPS/ACCA/CPA qualifications wouldbe an advantage; ·     Atleast 10 years of experience in theimplementation of projects in the environmental, forestry or natural resourcesectors- as a team member and/or project manager. ·      Knowledge of Government ofBangladesh's administrative system and procedures; ·      Knowledge of and experience with theimplementation of World Bank-funded projects/programs and procurement rulesof the Government of Bangladesh, i.e. PPA 2006 and PPR2008 (and subsequentamendments); ·     Knowledge of and experience in thepreparation and implementation of rolling procurement plans and applicationof the Procurement/ Consultant Guidelines of the World Bank and/or otherdonor agencies: experiencein working with projects with civil works components; ·      Strong management skills includingthe ability to provide strategic guidance and technical oversight, to directand mentor staff, to develop work plans and to manage budgets and projectexpenditures; ·     Demonstrated strong work ethic towardsensuring the quality, relevance and timeliness of project tasks(recommendations/references of previous supervisors to attest to this); ·      Good interpersonal skills withexperience in interacting with relevant stakeholders; ·      Demonstrated superior written,analytical, presentation, reporting and computing skills; ·      Familiarity with modern communicationsystems (internet, worldwide web, email etc) ·     Abilityto work independently under the general guidance of the Project Director and ProjectManager, to oversee procurement and to collaborate with the FM teamto ensurethe submission of disbursement information as described under duties; Existing officials ofBangladesh Forest Department are not eligible for this post. However, forestofficials who has crossed 6 (six) months from the date of retirement andpossess requisite qualifications may apply for the position. 3. Theexpert/consultant will be selected using the selectionof Individual Consultant (SIC) method in accordance with the World Bankguidelines on "Selection and Employment of Consultant under IBRD loans and IDACredit & Grants by World Bank Borrowers, January 2011. 4. The projectDirector now invites eligible applicants fromthe Bangladeshi Nationals for the position mentioned above. ToR in details ofthe assignment is available in the BFD's web address:(http//www.bforest.gov.bd) and Project Director's Office. EOI/Application in duplicatein a sealed envelope and externally marked title of the position must besubmitted to the Project Director, Strengthening Regional CooperationforWildlife Protection Project within office hours by  8thJanuary, 2015. 5. Interestedindividuals are requested to submit Applicationwith a cover letter, detailed CV (within6 pages of A4 size paper) and expected remuneration per month. EOI/applicationscan be submitted electronically to the email address given below withCc toemail:  hmmorshed@gmail.com and  aziz_cuet77@yahoo.com (Md. AkbarHossain) Project Director Strengthening RegionalCooperation for Wildlife Protection Project Bangladesh Forest Department,Ban Bhaban (old), 4th floor, Mohakhali, Dhaka,Bangladesh Telephone : +8802-9893551 Email : ahossain56.bd@gmail.com URL :http//ww.bforest.gov.bd

BD: Modern Grain Storage Facilities - P120583

 | Published November 11, 2015
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If that Party fails to respondwithinfourteen (14) days, or the dispute cannot be amicably settled within fourteen (14) days following the response of that Party,Clause GCC 49.1 shall apply. 45. DisputeResolution 45.1      Any dispute between the Parties arising under or relatedto thisContract that cannot be settled amicably may be referred to by either Party to the adjudication/arbitration in accordance with theprovisions specified in the SCC. II.General Conditions Attachment 1: Bank's Policy ? Corrupt and FraudulentPractices (the text in this Attachment 1 shall not bemodified) Guidelinesfor Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers, dated January2011: "Fraudand Corruption 1.23 It is the Bank's policy to require thatBorrowers (including beneficiaries ofBank loans), consultants, and their agents (whether declared or not),sub-contractors,sub-consultants, service providers, or suppliers, and any personnel thereof,  observethe highest standard of ethics during the selection and execution of Bank-financed contracts [footnote: In this context, any actiontaken by a consultant or any of its personnel, or its agents, or its sub-consultants, sub-contractors, services providers,suppliers, and/ortheir employees, to influence the selection process or contract execution for undue advantage is improper.]. Inpursuance of this policy, the Bank: (a)        defines, for the purposes of this provision, theterms setforth below as follows: (i)   "corruptpractice" is the offering, giving, receiving, or soliciting, directly or indirectly, of anything of value to influence improperlythe actions of another party[1]; (ii)     "fraudulent practice" is any act or omission, including misrepresentation, that knowingly or recklesslymisleads, orattempts to mislead, a party to obtain financial or other benefit or to avoid an obligation[2]; (iii)   "collusive practices" is an arrangement between two or more parties designed to achieve an improperpurpose, including to influence improperly the actions of another party[3]; (iv)    "coercivepractices" is impairing or harming, or threatening to impair or harm, directly or indirectly, any party or the property of theparty to influence improperly the actions of a party[4]; (v)     "obstructive practice" is (aa)  deliberately destroying, falsifying, altering, or concealing of evidence material to theinvestigation or making false statements to investigators in order to materially impede a Bank investigation into allegations of acorrupt, fraudulent, coercive, or collusive practice; and/or threatening, harassing, or intimidating any party to prevent it fromdisclosing its knowledge of matters relevant to the investigation or from pursuing the investigation,or (bb)  acts intended to materially impede the exercise of the Bank's inspection and auditrights; (b) will reject a proposal for award if it determines that the consultant recommended foraward or anyof its personnel, or its agents, or its sub-consultants,sub-contractors, services providers, suppliers, and/or their employees,has, directly or indirectly, engaged in corrupt, fraudulent, collusive, coercive, or obstructive practices in competing for thecontract in question; (c) will declare misprocurement and cancel the portion of the Loan allocated to a contract if itdetermines at any time that representatives of the Borrower orof a recipient of any part of the proceeds of the Loan were engagedin corrupt, fraudulent, collusive, coercive, or obstructive  practices during theselection process or the implementation of the contract in question, without the Borrower having taken timely and appropriateaction satisfactory to the Bank to address such practices when they occur, including by failing to inform the Bank in a timelymanner they knew of the practices; (d) will sanction afirm or an individual at any time, in accordance with prevailing Bank's sanctionsprocedures[5], including bypublicly declaring such firm or an ineligible, either indefinitely or for a statedperiod of time: (i) to be awarded a Bank-financedcontract, and (ii) to be a nominated[6] sub-consultant,supplier, or service provider of an otherwise eligible firm being awarded a Bank-financed contract. II.            Special Conditions ofContract Number ofGC Clause Amendments of, and Supplements to, Clauses in the General Conditions of Contract 1.1(b) and3.1 TheContract shall be construed in accordance with the law of Bangladesh. 4.1 The language is:English. 6.1 and6.2 The addresses are: Client :            Directorate General ofFood Attention :     Project Director, Modern Food Storage FacilitiesProject Facsimile : E-mail (wherepermitted) :  gaziur60@gmail.com Consultant :  MABS & J Partners, CharteredAccountants Attention :     C.R Mazumder, FCA 21 Purana Paltan Line (4th & 7th Floor), Dhaka-1000 Facsimile :    02-9332936 E-mail (wherepermitted) :  crm@mabsj.com 8.1 [If the Consultant consists only of one entity, state"N/A"; OR If the Consultant is a Joint Venture consisting of more than one entity,the name of the JV member whose addressis specified in Clause SCC6.1 should be inserted here. ] The Lead Member on behalf of the JVis___________ ______________________________ [insert name of themember] 9.1 The Authorized Representatives are: For theClient: Project Director, ModernFood Storage Facilities Project For the Consultant: MABS & J Partners CharteredAccountants 11.1 Thecontract will become effective two weeks after signing of contract. 12.1 Termination of Contract for Failure to Become Effective: The timeperiod shall be 30 days 13.1 Commencement of Services: Thenumber of days shall be Ten Confirmation of Key Experts' availability tostart the Assignment shall be submitted to the Client in writing as a written statement signed by each KeyExpert. 14.1 Expiration of Contract: June 30, 2020 Thetime period shall be 60 (sixty)months. 21 b. TheClient reserves the right to determine on a case-by-case basis whether the Consultant should be disqualified from providing goods,works or non-consulting services due to aconflict of a nature described in Clause GCC 21.1.3 Yes 23.1 No additional provisions. 24.1 Theinsurance coverage against the risks shall be as follows: (a)Professional liability insurance, with a minimum coverage of 100% of contact value (b)     Third Party motor vehicle liability insurance in respect of motor vehiclesoperated in the Client's country bythe Consultant or its Experts or Sub-consultants, with a minimum coverage of in accordance with the applicable law in the Client'scountry; (c)     Third Party liability insurance, with a minimum coverage of in accordance with the applicable law in the Client'scountry; (d)     employer's liability and workers' compensation insurance in respect of theexperts and Sub-consultants in accordance with the relevant provisions of the applicable law in the Client's country, as well as,with respect to such Experts, any such life, health, accident, travel or other insurance as may be appropriate;and (e)     insurance against loss of or damage to (i) equipment purchased in whole orin part with funds provided under this Contract, (ii) the Consultant's property used in the performance of the Services, and (iii)any documents prepared by the Consultant in the performance of the Services. 27.1 None 27.2 The Consultant shallnot use any documents and software,map, data, drawings etc for purposes unrelated to this Contract without the prior written approval of theClient. 38.1 The Contract price is: BDT 73,20,000.00 [Seventy threelakh twenty thousand Taka only ]inclusive of local indirect taxes. Any indirect local taxes chargeable inrespect of this Contract for the Services provided by the Consultant shall be paid on behalf of the Consultant by theClient. The amount of such taxes is BDT18,30,000.00 [Eighteen lakh thirty thousand taka only 39.1 and 39.2 The Client shall pay on behalf of theConsultant, the Sub-consultants and the Experts, any indirect taxes, duties, fees, levies and other impositions imposed, under theapplicable law in the Client's country, on the Consultant, the Sub-consultants and the Experts in respectof: (a)     any payments whatsoever made to the Consultant, Sub-consultants and theExperts (other than nationals or permanent residents of the Client's country), in connection with the carrying out of theServices; (b)     any equipment, materials and supplies brought into the Client's country bythe Consultant or Sub-consultants for the purpose of carrying out the Services and which, after having been brought into suchterritories, will be subsequently withdrawn by them; (c)     any equipment imported for the purpose of carrying out the Services andpaid for out of funds provided by the Client and which is treated as property of the Client; (d)     any property brought into the Client's country by the Consultant, anySub-consultants or the Experts (other than nationals or permanent residents of the Client's country), or the eligible dependents ofsuch experts for their personal use and which will subsequently be withdrawn by them upon their respective departure from theClient's country, provided that: (i) the Consultant,Sub-consultants and experts shall follow the usual customs procedures of the Client's country in importingproperty into theClient's country; and (ii) if the Consultant,Sub-consultants or Experts do not withdraw but dispose of any property in the Client's country upon which customs duties and taxeshave been exempted, the Consultant, Sub-consultants or Experts, as the case may be, (a) shall bear such customsduties and taxes inconformity with the regulations of the Client's country, or (b) shall reimburse them to the Client if they were paid bythe Clientat the time the property in question was brought into the Client's country. 41.2 The payment schedule: Signing - 10% (shall be made against the bank guarantee for the same amount as per GCC 41.2.1) · Final Internal Audit report for 2014-2015 and Recommendation report for Improving activities in theproject - 10% on the remuneration · Final Internal Audit report for 2015-2016 - 10% on the remuneration ·   Final Internal Audit report for 2016-2017 - 15% on the remuneration ·   Final Internal Audit report for 2017-2018 - 15% on the remuneration · FinalInternal Audit report for 2018-2019 - 20% on the remuneration · FinalInternal Audit reportfor 2019-2020 - 20% on the remuneration · FinalCompletion Report ? 10%on the remuneration · Reimbursable shall be paid yearly on the basis of documental evidence. ·       Payment against Reimbursable expenses will be made upon submission ofbill/voucher etc. VAT & Tax will be deducted as per NBR rules of Bangladesh (If applicable) 41.2.1 The following provisionsshall apply to the advance payment and the advance bank payment guarantee: (1)     An advance payment of 10% of Contract value shall be made within 10 days after the receipt of an advance bank payment guarantee by the Client.The advance payment will be set off by the Client in equal portions against first three payments. (2)     The advance bank paymentguarantee shall be in the amountand in the currency of the currency(ies) of the advance payment. (3)  The bank guarantee will be released when the advance payment has been fullyset off. 41.2.4 The accounts are: for foreign currency: [insert account]. for local currency: [BDT]. 42.1 The interest rate is: 2-year LIBOR+1 % 45.1 Disputes shall be settled by arbitration in accordance with the following provisions: 1.       Selection of Arbitrators.  Each dispute submitted by a Party to arbitration shall be heard by a sole arbitrator or anarbitration panel composed of three (3) arbitrators, in accordance with the following provisions: (a)    Where the Parties agree that the dispute concerns a technicalmatter, they may agree to appoint a sole arbitrator or, failing agreement on the identity of such sole arbitrator within thirty(30) days after receipt by the other Party of the proposal of a name for such an appointment by the Party who initiated theproceedings, either Party may apply to  theInstitution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB) for a list of not fewer thanfive (5) nominees and, on receipt of such list, theParties shall alternately strike names therefrom, and the last remaining nominee on thelist shall be the sole arbitrator for thematter in dispute.  If the last remaining nominee hasnot been determined in this mannerwithin sixty (60) days of the dateof the list, IEB shall appoint, upon the request ofeither Party and from such list or otherwise, a sole arbitrator for the matter in dispute. (b)    Where the Parties do not agree that the dispute concerns atechnical matter, the Client and the Consultant shall each appoint one (1) arbitrator, and these two arbitrators shall jointlyappoint a third arbitrator, who shall chair the arbitration panel.  If the arbitratorsnamed by the Parties do not succeed in appointing a third arbitrator within thirty (30) days after the latter of the two (2)arbitrators named by the Parties has been appointed, the third arbitrator shall, at the request of either Party, be appointed by Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB). (c)     If, in a dispute subject to paragraph(b) above, one Party fails to appoint its arbitrator within thirty (30) days after the other Party has appointed its arbitrator,the Party which has named an arbitrator may apply to ICAB to appoint a sole arbitrator for the matter in dispute, and thearbitrator appointed pursuant to such application shall be the sole arbitrator for thatdispute. 2.       Rules of Procedure.Except as otherwise stated herein, arbitration proceedings shall be conducted in accordance with the rules of procedure forarbitration of Bangladesh. 3.       SubstituteArbitrators.  If for any reason an arbitrator is unable to performhis/her function,a substitute shall be appointed in the same manner as the original arbitrator. 4.       Nationality andQualifications of Arbitrators.  The sole arbitrator or the third arbitratorappointed pursuant to paragraphs 1(a) through 1(c) above shall be annationally / internationally recognized legal or technicalexpert with extensive experience in relation to the matter in dispute and shall be a national ofBangladesh. 5.       Miscellaneous.  In any arbitration proceeding hereunder: (a)     proceedings shall, unless otherwise agreed by the Parties,be held in Bangladesh; (b)     the English language shall be the official language forall purposes; and (c)     the decision of the solearbitrator or of a majority of thearbitrators (or of the third arbitrator if there is no such majority) shall be final and binding and shall be enforceable in anycourt of competent jurisdiction, and the Parties hereby waive any objections to or claims of immunity in respect ofsuchenforcement. III.           Appendices Appendix A ? Terms of Reference ToR Attached ???????????????????????????????????? Appendix B - Key Experts Documents Attached: ?????????????????????????????????????? Appendix C ? Breakdown of ContractPrice Documents attached: When the Consultant has been selected under Quality-Based Selection method, also add thefollowing: "The agreed remuneration rates shall be stated in the attached Model Form I. This form shall bepreparedon the basis of Appendix A to Form FIN-3 of the RFP "Consultants' Representations regarding Costs and Charges" submitted bythe Consultant to the Client prior to the Contract's negotiations. Should these representations be found by the Client (either through inspections or audits pursuant to Clause GCC25.2 or through other means) to be materially incomplete or inaccurate, the Client shall be entitled to introduce appropriatemodifications in the remuneration rates affected by such materially incomplete or inaccurate representations.  Any such modification shall have retroactive effect and, in case remuneration has alreadybeen paid by the Client before any such modification, (i) the Client shall be entitled to offset any excess payment against thenext monthly payment to the Consultants, or (ii) if there are no further payments to be made by the Client to the Consultants, theConsultants shall reimburse to the Clientany excess payment within thirty (30) days of receipt of a written claim of theClient.  Any such claim by the Client for reimbursement must be made within twelve (12)calendar months after receipt by the Client of a final report and afinal statement approved by the Client in accordance with ClauseGCC 45.1(d) of this Contract."] Section 7.  Terms of Reference Government of the People's Republic ofBangladesh Ministry of Food Modern Food Storage Facilities Project?MFSP Terms ofReference For Independent Internal Audit Team Assignment Title Consultant firm for Independent Internal Audit Team Assignment duration Contract period 5 Months (1 Month peryear) Primary assignment location Dhaka and Site offices Funding source(s) IDA Project Cr. Number: 5265- BD for Modern Food Storage Facilities Project?MFSP Contracting entity Project Director Directorate General of Food Context of theAssignment Government of The People's Republic of Bangladesh hasreceived a grant from the Bangladesh Climate Change Resilience Fund Administered by the World Bank and an IDA credit toward thecosts of the Modern Food Storage Facilities Project (MFSP), being implemented by the Directorate General of Food, Ministry of Food,and intends to apply part of the IDA credit forIndividual Consultancy Services. The overall projectdevelopment objective is to increase the grain reserve available to households to meet their post-disaster needs and improve theefficiency of grain storage management. The Project consist of major 3 components: (i) Developmentof an improved silo storage system to store grainthrough the construction of modern grain storage silos at eight selected strategic sites,provision of grain storage bins toeligible households under a voucher system for safekeeping of rice and other food in the event of disasters and food shortages andimplementation of environmental and social safeguard management activities identified in the ESMPs and/or RAPs for the Project(Component-A). (ii) Implementation of a food policy research program including, inter alia, a range of priority studies for thedevelopment of evidence-based policies, strategies, legal and institutional frameworks for improved food stock management anddistribution(Component-B). (iii) Project Management, Construction, Supervision, Technical Assistance, Training and StrategicStudies (Component-C). The projectwill be implemented by the Ministry of Foodthrough the DG Food. DG Food will have overall responsibility for project implementation, including fiduciary compliance. The DGFood will also be responsible for overall financial management and operation of the designated account. FPMU will lead thedevelopment, management and implementation of the integrated food policy research program under Component B. The Project SteeringCommittee (PSC), chaired by the Secretary, MoFood, will provideoverall guidance and help coordination among various governmentagencies. The Secretaries of Planning, Agriculture, Forestry, Environment, Finance and Disaster Management, BADC, representativesof the Cabinet,Deputy Commissioners of the districts where silos are being constructed, the DG Food and DG FPMU will be the membersof the PSC. The DG Food will act as the Secretary of PSC. The project will be implemented over a period of six years.  All works will be completed in year four or five of the project and one to two years will be allowed for the warranty period. A Project Management Unit (PMU) has been establishednearby the DG Food's office for day?to-day implementation and monitoring of the projectactivities. Objectiveof the Assignment: ·      The primary objectives of the internal audit are to review and reporton: o   Reliability of the Financial Management system, financial data and report at all tiers  of operation; o   Adequacy and effectivenessof the accounting, financial and operational controls; o   Internal Control Systems: completeness, written instructions, effective implementation and frequency of review andup-dating; o   Level of compliance with the established policies, plans and procedures; o   Financial Monitoring Report (FMR): completeness, timeliness, occurrence, measurement, recording,regularity includingeligibility and propriety; and o   Assets: completeness, existence, recording, safeguard and utilization for the purpose intended. In addition to theabove, the objective of the internal audit engagement is to provide an independent, objective assurance and consulting activitydesigned to add valueand improve the project's operations. It is intended to help the project accomplish its objectives by bringinga systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, controls and governance process.The objective is achieved by examining, evaluating and reporting on the adequacy of the projects control environment via number ofindividual audit assignments each year. Based on this work, advice and recommendations will be made where necessary, as to howprocedures can be improved to manage the risks faced in achieving project objectives. ·      Internal audit shall be an independent and objective activity forproviding assurance and consulting services designed to add value and improve the activity of the project. ·       Internal audit shall assistthe project in the achievement of its goal by applying a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluate and improve effectivenessof risk management, control and management process. ·       Internal audit shall beperformed in accordance with the International Standards for Internal Auditing, the Code of Ethics of internal auditor and incompliance with the following principles: o   Independence and objectivity; o   Competence and due care; o   Integrity and confidentiality. Nature of InternalAudit: The Internal Auditshall support the project in the achievement of its goals by: ·      Identifying and assessing the risks in the project operations; ·      Evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of financial management andcontrol system in relation to; o  Preventive and detective controls o  Risk identification, risk assessment and risk management by theProject; o  Reliability and comprehensiveness of financial reporting (IUFR), entityfinancial  positionfor the relevant financial year and operatinginformation; o  Efficiency, effectiveness and economy of operations; o  Safeguarding assets and information; o  Performance of tasks and achievement of goals. o  IT environment and the disaster recovery plan. ·       Providing recommendations forimproving activities in the project. Scope of Services The internal auditshall be carried out as a continuous process, reporting every six months, monitoring utilization of Modern Food Storage Facilities Project (MFSP) resources and results/impact of theprogram, during project implementation. Focus should be primarily on management issues and fulfillment of the objectives ofinternal audit and internal control environment of different audit entities and in the areas listed below. Consultant will beexpected to derive both quantitative and qualitative indicators as appropriate for each audit area. Consultant will providespecific comments on primary data derived from different audit entities and provide recommendations for improvement andsustainability mechanisms The audit should be carried out in accordance with the International Standards for the ProfessionalPractice of Internal Auditing issued by the Institute of Internal Auditors and should includesuch tests and controls necessary forperformance of the audit. Specific areas of audit should include the following: although not limited to a. An assessment of the adequacy of the project's financialmanagement system, including internalcontrols. This would include aspects such as adequacy and effectiveness of accounting,financial and operational controls exercised by the project and suggestions of improvement, if any. b. Ascertaining the extent of level of compliance with establishedpolicies, plans and proceduresof the GoB, including those agreed under the legal agreement. d. Verifying that the fundsreceived under the project have beenused in accordance with the financing agreement, with due attention to economy, efficiency and utilized only for the purposes forwhich the financing was provided. e. Assets: Completeness, existence, recording, safeguard andutilization for the purpose intendedincluding, physical verification of sample of assets. f. Verify that the expenditures charged under the project areeligible for financing, correctly classified and all necessary supporting documents, records, accounts and contracts have been keptin respect of all project transactions/activities. The clear linkages exist between the accounting records, IUFRs/SOE claims andProject Financial statements. g. An appropriate system ofaccounting and financial reportingexists, on the basis of which SOE claims/IUFRs are prepared and submitted for reimbursement. h. Efficiency and timeliness of funds flow mechanism at the levelof PIU and institutions for implementation of project activities. i. Ascertaining the reliability of integrity, controls, securityand effectiveness of the operation of computerized system. A.   Audit of Project IUFR (Interim Unaudited FinancialReport): The project financial statement called IUFR; the IUFR will depict the annual funding sources and usagesunder components designed in the table below as prime segments of the project activities; auditor would require clear understandingon components and relevant sub-components with detailed review of the project documents. The payments would encompass the payments against receipts of fund for the works, goods, consultancyservices and training and also the operating costs of the project. Furthermore, thedetailed tasks that are to be carried out are outlined below: Ø An assessment of the adequacy of in and adherence to the Program financialmanagement systems, including internal controls. This would include aspects such as adequacy and timeliness of accounting,financial and operational controls and the need for nay revision; level of compliance with established policies, plans andprocedures reliability of accounting systems, data and financial reports; methods of remedyingweak controls or creating them wherethere are none; sample verification of assets and liabilities; Ø The books of account required to be maintained as per the projectfinancial rules and Project Financial Management manual have been maintained and are up to date. Ø That all transactions as recorded in the books of accounts are supportedby adequate documentation and that monthly accounts are rendered in applicable situations to the Ministry assigned bodies in atimely manner and are reconciled. Ø Clear linkages exist between different accounting records includingaccount books and the IUFRs and the activities are appropriately classified into sub-components in the monthly abstracts and thefiguresare reconciled with the quarterly accounts rendered to the IDA. Ø An assessment of compliance with provisions of financial agreements,especially those relating to accounting and financial matters. Ø That all funds received under the Program have been used in accordancewith the financial agreements, with due attention to economy and efficiency and only for the purposes for which the financial wasprovided. Ø That expenditures charged to the program are eligible expenditures andhave been classified correctly. Ø That the funds flow process is working effectively and the time lines asdefined in the financial manual are being met. Ø That the system for monitoring security deposit deducted from contractorsis adequate and all statutory deductions have been made fromthe running bills. Ø That the funds are utilized for the program in which it was intended forand are not being utilized for activities outside the Program. Ø That fund is not parked in the bank accounts outside the designatedaccount especially at year end. Ø Adequacy and adherence of the internal control systems on trancereleaseand monitoring of funds released to the project and that issues identified in the audit report of the concurrent auditors areadequately dealt with by the project. Ø That the consolidation process followed at the various levels oftheprogram is adequately followed and an adequate and reliable data base exists for each program. Ø That the beneficiary contribution is being adequately reflected in thefinancial statements. Ø To submit a table on the contract awarded in the audit period andcompleted and not completed, contract of prior period completed and not completed during audit period with agreed completion dateand percentage achieved in both in volume and value. The scope of internalaudit activity includes examining and evaluating the policies, procedures and systems which are in place to ensure: reliability andintegrity of information, compliance with policies, plans procedures, laws and regulations; safeguarding assets; economical andefficient use of resources; and accomplishment of established objectives and goals for operations or programs. Applicable Auditing Standards: Audit methodology toset outin collaborated compliance with the: ·       International Standards forthe Professional Practice of Internal Auditing. ·       GOB and Ministry of Financeregulations and controls exercised on ADP (Budget) allocations. ·       Bangladesh Standards ofAuditing as deemed relevant on project operations. ·       Memorandum of agreementsbetween Government and development partners and supplementary agreements with the project if any. ·       World Bankmandates ·       Compliance to the relevantlaws in the implementation of the project ·       Compliance to the projectfinancial management manual in practice. ·      Internal auditors must exercise due professional care by consideringthe; ·       Extent of work needed toachieve the engagement's objectives; ·       Relative complexity,materiality, or significance of matters to which assurance          procedures are applied; ·       Adequacy and effectivenessofgovernance, risk management, and control processes; ·       Probability ofsignificanterrors, fraud, or noncompliance; and ·       Cost of assurance in relationto potential benefits. Responsibilities of the Management: Modern Food Storage Facilities Project (MFSF)is committed to ensure theexistence and continuing efficacy of arrangements for proper management of the project's resources, including: ·      Enabling the project to meetitsintended objectives; ·      The establishment of proceduresandsystems for proper and effective management of  human and financialresources; ·      The establishment ofaccountingprocedures and systems for proper accountability of         resources; ·      Effective oversight of resources;and ·      Timely audit and presentation ofannual financial statements. Audit Areas PMU Office andproject field offices o   Thatthere is adequate internal control environment system, tools to carry out the operations; o   Thatthere is appropriate established policy and action plan (Governance & Risk Mitigation); o   Thatthere is compliance andeffective identification of weaknesses therein; o   Thatall external funds havebeen used been used in accordance with the conditions of Legal Agreements, with due regard to economy,efficiency and effectiveness and only for the purposes for which the financing was provided; o   Thatcounterpart funds have been provided and used only for the purpose for which financing was provided; o   Thatgoods and services financed under the program have been procured in accordance with the term of the agreed procurement rules,contract and those are properly recoded and that inventory and stores are regularly verified; o   Thatall expenditures and disbursements made are appropriately authorized, vouched and correctly classified; o   Thatnecessary supporting documents, records and accounts (including a fixed assets register for all significant fixed assets procuredby the project) have been kept; o   Thatthere is well defined procedures for preparation of financial monitoring reports and that these are sent to world bank and otherstakeholders in a timely manner; o   Thatannual financial statement ofModern Food Storage Facilities Project (MFSP) havebeen prepared in accordance with consistently applied International Accounting Standards and give a true and fair view of thefinancial position of the Program and of its resources and expenditures on the reporting date ; and o   ThatDownward AccountabilityFramework is well defined and implemented properly. Conduct of the Audit and Reporting (a)   The audit will be conducted at the Project office and filedoffices. The audit will cover status of previous work performed by the audit team. The audit shall cover the period from July 2014to June 2020 and the duration of the audit shall be  150 days (from inception to finalreport); (b)  The Consultant shall submitthe Methodology and Work Plans forAudit in their proposal; (c)   Internal Audit Reportshall contain: (i) InceptionReport:The report to be submitted to Project within 14 days effective date of thecontract. (ii)  Draft Internal Audit Report: The report shall besubmitted to Project within 100 days effective date of the contract; (iii)       Final Internal Audit Report: The final report shall be submitted within 28 daysafter submission of draftreport; (iv)  FinalCompletion Report: The final report shall be submitted within 150 daysafter effective date of thecontract. (d)  The Internal Auditor will provide half yearly reports to theproject highlighting findings to enable the management to take timely action. This will be in the form of a Management Letter(including an executive summary highlighting key issue for management) which will inter alia include; a) Comments and observations on the financial management records,system and controls that were examined during the course of internal audit; b) Deficiencies and areas of weakness in systems and controls andspecific recommendation for their improvement; c) Compliance with legal agreements and comments, if any, oninternal and external matters affecting such compliance; d) Matters that have come to attention during the internal auditthat might have a significant impact on the implementation of the project; and e) Any other matter that the internal auditors considerpertinent. Team Composition (Key professionals qualificationsand expertise) Number Position Qualification Expertise 01 TeamLeader ACA/FCA Minimum of 10 years postqualification experience as practicing Chartered Accountant. Preference will be given to those who have proven knowledge andexperience in dealing withdonor/IDA founded project. 01 AuditManager ACA/FCA Minimum of 5 years postqualification experience as practicing Chartered Accountant. 01 Financial expert Master inAccounting/Finance/MBA Working experience withNGOs/CDD operations 01 Procurementexpert Graduate in Engineering withMBA degree Working experience withNGOs/IDA/Donors funded project 01 SeniorAuditor Master inAccounting/Finance/MBA Working experiencewith any private/public organization. 02 Junior Auditors Graduate inAccounting/Finance/MBA Working experiencewith any private/public organization. General The Internal Auditor would be given access to all documents, correspondence, and any other information relating to theproject and deemed necessary by the Internal Auditor. The Internal Auditor should become familiar with the project, and with therelevant policies and guidelines of the Government and the Development partner (including those relating to disbursements,procurement and financial management and reporting). The Internal Auditor would be provided with copies of the ProjectImplementation Plan (PIP); Project Appraisal Document (PAD); Financing Agreement, guidelines, policies and procedures of GoB andDevelopment partner.The Internal Auditor should obtain, and maintain satisfactorily document evidence to support theirconclusions. Duration of consultancy Theduration ofthe consultancy will be 60 (sixty) months and the Consultant / Audit firm would be required to provide its services fora total of 150 daysduring this period. However, the contract will be subject to review on the basis of performance in achieving ofobjectives of the services. Procurement Method The Consultant / Audit firm will be hired by Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS)method following World Bank Guidelinesfor Selection and Employment of Consultants under IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers updated January 2011. Project representatives for communication The Consultant / Audit firm will work inclose cooperation with PMU staff of the project.However, the consultants will be directly responsible and accountable to ProjectDirector fortheir services and activities. The contract is performance based, and payments would be basedon achievement of keytasks and outputs completed within the stipulated time. Annex-1 Brief Description of the Project Modern Food Storage Facilities Project (MFSP) Project Description 1. The major component of the project is an improvement of silostorage system to storemilled rice (and wheat to a lesser extent) with a total capacity of around 535,500 tons. Subject to fullcompliance with the requirements in the publicly disclosed ESAMF and prior completion of all complementary site-specific studiesand analyses required, the silos would be constructed at about eight sites in various strategic locations across the country. Theeight sites proposed are on land currently owned by theDG Food, and no land acquisition will be required. BCCRF funds are expectedto be used for silo construction at the Narayangang site. Subject to the above requirements or in the event thatend-of-construction date at that site would go beyond the BCCRF Grant Agreement closing date, these funds could be used for thesilo construction at another project site, subject to prior consultations and approval by the BCCRF Management Committee. Overall Project Objective: The overall projectdevelopmentobjective is to increase the grain reserve available to households tomeet their post-disaster needs and improve theefficiency of grain storage management. Specific Objective of The Project The following are the key objectives of the project (i)        Increased availability of grain stocks immediately following a major disasterevent; (ii)      Increased number of households whose grain needs can be met immediately after Thedisaster; (iii)     Improved efficacy of the grain storage system, and monitoring and management of the Food stock in thecountry; (iv)     Reduced loss in grain stocks relative to pre-project losses; (v)       Reduced cost in storing foods and its transportation and distribution; (vi)     Ensured better monitoring, and improved governance and management of food stocks; (vii)   Achieved higher operational efficiency; (viii)  MinimizedLand area required; (ix)        Ensured higher security against pilferage; and (x)           Minimized insect pestinfestation and grain moulds. Description of the Project Components: Component A ? Construction of Modern Grain Storage SiloFacilities The primaryobjective of this component is: i) to improve the storage capacity for grain at the country level by financing the constructionof modern steel silos for rice and wheat, that will be built in accordance with social and environmental sustainability parametersand safeguards compliance criteria; and (ii) facilitate the access of households to domestic silos for food grain and seed storage,to improve household level food security during and after natural disasters. This component would include: (A1) Public storagefacilities in the form of modern grain storage silos; (A2) Household level storage facility or family silos particularly in thedisaster prone areas of the coastal zone; and (A3) Implementation of social and environmental management plans. Component B ? Support for Food Planning and MonitoringProgram. The objective of this component is threefold:i) enhance the institutional capacity of DG Food and FPMU and support these agencies in carrying out theirrespective  mandates; ii) address analytical gaps and support the development of anevidence-based policy framework to improve the efficiency and performance of the country's overall food storage systemandmanagement of strategic grain reserves, and iii) improve the coordination of public agencies (in particular DG Food and FPMUwith MoDMR) involved in procurement, public storage, and distribution of food grains, as well as disaster relief. FPMU isresponsible for monitoring of the food situation in the country and the implementation of related policies, while DG Food isresponsible for physical procurement and management of government food stocks in accordance with agreed food securitypoliciesincluding the supply of food to the disaster-affected population, through relief and rehabilitation programs. The component willcontribute to reconciling policies and public interventions: i) on food distribution (taking intoaccount short and longer term storage capacities), ii) in response to incremental demand for food grain in post-disastersituations, and iii) aimed at achieving price stabilization for coarse grains normally consumed by the poor andvulnerable. Activities supported under this component will directly contribute to enhancing the coordination between MoFood and MoDMRagencies, and to improving the decision-making process on food storage, food distribution, and market intervention on the basis ofup-to-date, sound and informed analyses. Subsequently, the Bank expects GoB to follow up on thesepolicy recommendations with concrete policy actions and/or improvements to relevant regulations and institutional arrangementsthataddress key questions around enhancing the efficiency and performance of the food storage and food distribution system. To thateffect, a range of studies will be developed, undertaken and disseminated under Component B to answer the following strategicchallenges: (a) the 'optimum' volume of grain to be stored and its implications on GoB's policies; (b) impacts of GoB food marketinterventions on price stabilization and broader food markets; (c) improvements in enabling environment to promote a sustainableparticipation of private sector; (d) strategy for disposing of the grain stored in the modern facilities; (e) current physicalcondition of the existing public storage facilities; (f) policy, legal and institutional framework, and technical requirements fornutrient fortification; and (g) introducing warehouse receipt system. Component C- Project Management, Construction Supervision, Technical Assistance,Training and Strategic Studies. This component will finance costs required to ensure adequate overall management ofthe project, monitoring and evaluation of the activities implemented, and capacity enhancement of selected stakeholders. Itwill include: (C1) project management of the task, incremental staff and expenditures of the DG Food in implementation of theproject, the costs for implementing the Governance and Accountability Action Plan (GAAP), including a panel of experts, as needed,a procurement panel, audit and other such costs; (C2) cost of consultants for preparation of bidding documents, constructionsupervision and updating of designs required during the construction; this would among others include costs for constructionsupervision, monitoring and evaluation of project impacts; (C3) provision of technical assistance, training, institutional capacitybuilding, preparation of future projects, and any strategic studies needed during project implementation and not covered underComponent B. Section 7.  Terms ofReference Government of the People'sRepublic of Bangladesh Ministry ofFood Modern Food Storage FacilitiesProject ?MFSP Terms of Reference For Independent Internal AuditTeam Assignment Title Consultant firm for Independent Internal AuditTeam Assignment duration Contract period 5 Months (1 Month peryear) Primary assignment location Dhaka and Site offices Funding source(s) IDA Project Cr. Number: 5265- BD for Modern Food Storage Facilities Project?MFSP Contracting entity Project Director Directorate General of Food Context of theAssignment Government of The People's Republic of Bangladesh hasreceived a grant from the Bangladesh Climate Change Resilience Fund Administered by the World Bank and an IDA credit toward thecosts of the Modern Food Storage Facilities Project (MFSP), being implemented by the Directorate General of Food, Ministry of Food,and intends to apply part of the IDA credit forIndividual Consultancy Services. The overall projectdevelopment objective is to increase the grain reserve available to households to meet their post-disaster needs and improve theefficiency of grain storage management. The Project consist of major 3 components: (i) Developmentof an improved silo storage system to store grainthrough the construction of modern grain storage silos at eight selected strategic sites,provision of grain storage bins toeligible households under a voucher system for safekeeping of rice and other food in the event of disasters and food shortages andimplementation of environmental and social safeguard management activities identified in the ESMPs and/or RAPs for the Project(Component-A). (ii) Implementation of a food policy research program including, inter alia, a range of priority studies for thedevelopment of evidence-based policies, strategies, legal and institutional frameworks for improved food stock management anddistribution(Component-B). (iii) Project Management, Construction, Supervision, Technical Assistance, Training and StrategicStudies (Component-C). The projectwill be implemented by the Ministry of Foodthrough the DG Food. DG Food will have overall responsibility for project implementation, including fiduciary compliance. The DGFood will also be responsible for overall financial management and operation of the designated account. FPMU will lead thedevelopment, management and implementation of the integrated food policy research program under Component B. The Project SteeringCommittee (PSC), chaired by the Secretary, MoFood, will provideoverall guidance and help coordination among various governmentagencies. The Secretaries of Planning, Agriculture, Forestry, Environment, Finance and Disaster Management, BADC, representativesof the Cabinet,Deputy Commissioners of the districts where silos are being constructed, the DG Food and DG FPMU will be the membersof the PSC. The DG Food will act as the Secretary of PSC. The project will be implemented over a period of six years.  All works will be completed in year four or five of the project and one to two years will be allowed for the warranty period. A Project Management Unit (PMU) has been establishednearby the DG Food's office for day?to-day implementation and monitoring of the projectactivities. Objectiveof the Assignment: ·      The primary objectives of the internal audit are to review and reporton: o   Reliability of the Financial Management system, financial data and report at all tiers  of operation; o   Adequacy and effectivenessof the accounting, financial and operational controls; o   Internal Control Systems: completeness, written instructions, effective implementation and frequency of review andup-dating; o   Level of compliance with the established policies, plans and procedures; o   Financial Monitoring Report (FMR): completeness, timeliness, occurrence, measurement, recording,regularity includingeligibility and propriety; and o   Assets: completeness, existence, recording, safeguard and utilization for the purpose intended. In addition to theabove, the objective of the internal audit engagement is to provide an independent, objective assurance and consulting activitydesigned to add valueand improve the project's operations. It is intended to help the project accomplish its objectives by bringinga systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, controls and governance process.The objective is achieved by examining, evaluating and reporting on the adequacy of the projects control environment via number ofindividual audit assignments each year. Based on this work, advice and recommendations will be made where necessary, as to howprocedures can be improved to manage the risks faced in achieving project objectives. ·      Internal audit shall be an independent and objective activity forproviding assurance and consulting services designed to add value and improve the activity of the project. ·       Internal audit shall assistthe project in the achievement of its goal by applying a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluate and improve effectivenessof risk management, control and management process. ·       Internal audit shall beperformed in accordance with the International Standards for Internal Auditing, the Code of Ethics of internal auditor and incompliance with the following principles: o   Independence and objectivity; o   Competence and due care; o   Integrity and confidentiality. Nature of InternalAudit: The Internal Auditshall support the project in the achievement of its goals by: ·      Identifying and assessing the risks in the project operations; ·      Evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of financial management andcontrol system in relation to; o  Preventive and detective controls o  Risk identification, risk assessment and risk management by theProject; o  Reliability and comprehensiveness of financial reporting (IUFR), entityfinancial  positionfor the relevant financial year and operatinginformation; o  Efficiency, effectiveness and economy of operations; o  Safeguarding assets and information; o  Performance of tasks and achievement of goals. o  IT environment and the disaster recovery plan. ·       Providing recommendations forimproving activities in the project. Scope of Services The internal auditshall be carried out as a continuous process, reporting every six months, monitoring utilization of Modern Food Storage Facilities Project (MFSP) resources and results/impact of theprogram, during project implementation. Focus should be primarily on management issues and fulfillment of the objectives ofinternal audit and internal control environment of different audit entities and in the areas listed below. Consultant will beexpected to derive both quantitative and qualitative indicators as appropriate for each audit area. Consultant will providespecific comments on primary data derived from different audit entities and provide recommendations for improvement andsustainability mechanisms The audit should be carried out in accordance with the International Standards for the ProfessionalPractice of Internal Auditing issued by the Institute of Internal Auditors and should includesuch tests and controls necessary forperformance of the audit. Specific areas of audit should include the following: although not limited to a. An assessment of the adequacy of the project's financialmanagement system, including internalcontrols.
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