CM - Competitive Value Chains - P112975
COMPETITIVE VALUE CHAINS PROJECT | Published December 23, 2014 - Deadline January 23, 2015
The Recruitment Of A Consultant To Conduct The Kribi Growth
Pole Study In Cameroon
REPUBLIC OF CAMEROON
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MINISTRY OFECONOMY, PLANNINGAND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
COMPETITIVEVALUE CHAINS PROJECT (PCFC)
REQUEST FOREXPRESSION OF INTEREST
N°0025/ASMI/MINEPAT/PCFC/SPM/2014OFDecember, 23 rd. 2014
Financing : IDA Credit No. 4780CM
FOR THERECRUITMENT OF A CONSULTANT TO CONDUCT THE KRIBI GROWTH POLE STUDY IN CAMEROON
This request for expression of interest is a follow-upto the General ProjectProcurement Notice published in Development Business of 12 July 2010.
The Government of the Republic of Cameroon has obtained from the International Development Association (IDA)Credit No. 4780 tofinance the Competitive Value Chains Project (PCFC) and intends to apply part of the funds towards eligiblepayments "for the recruitment of a Consultant toconduct the Kribi Growth Pole Study in Cameroon".
The consulting services, hereunder referred toas the Services, shall include:
GENERALOBJECTIVE: Thestudy aims to transform the conceptof the Kribi Port Industrial Complex into a growth pole built around the industry and tourism sectors to maximize the impactoneconomic growth and job-creation. The findings of the study will inform the Government of Cameroon's economic developmentstrategy.
SCOPE OF WORK:
To that end, the Consultant shall:(i) conduct a demandsurvey of potential anchor investors such as RioTinto, GDF Suez, CAMIRON, etc. in the developing petrochemicals, gas,minerals,agro-industry sectors and evaluate the capacity of Cameroonian SMEs to subcontract for, and/or supply to multinationals in thesesectors and propose measures to upgrade these SMEs; (ii) identify job profiles likely to be required within the Kribi Port andIndustrial Complex and in close collaboration with the relevant industrial developers, prepare a mapping or census of trades andskills to be developed. Once such a mapping is available, the second step would be to develop appropriate vocational training to beable to supply in a timely manner the desired qualified manpower both in terms of quantity and quality(iii) examine productive andcommercial activities that can be developed in Kribi through a combination offavourable factors (economies of scale and agglomeration,innovation, competition, partnerships and strengthening of horizontalandvertical links between firms of the same industrial sector) allowing the formation of competitive clusters; (iv) analyze existingand potential constraints and propose critical public (for example policy and infrastructure) and private interventions necessaryto transform the region's comparative advantages into competitive advantages (v) takestock of the touristic opportunities andrecommend policy reforms as well as infrastructural investments required to develop and position Kribi as the first touristdestination in Cameroon.
IMPLEMENTATION PERIOD: Themission shall be implemented for three (03) months.
The Coordinator of the Competitive Value Chains Project hereby invites eligible candidates toexpress interest in providing theabove services. Interested consultants must submit information indicating that they are qualifiedfor the mission. Criteria used to establish the shortlist are: (i) have multi-country and multi-sector experience in conducting growth pole studies, with specific knowledge and experiencein various spatial approaches; (ii) have knowledge and experience on (a) the investment climate;(b) the enhancement of SMEs; and(c) mapping of trades and skills.
Interested Consultants are reminded that the provisions of paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selectionand Employment ofConsultants by World Bank Borrowers, revised in October 2006and May 2010 relating to World Bank rules governing conflict of interest shall be applicable.
Consultants may associate with otherfirms in the form of a joint ventureor a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications.
A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality and Cost-Based Selection (QCBS) methodset out in the Consultant Guidelines, May 2004 edition revised in October 2006 and May 2010.
Interested Consultants may obtain further information on reference documents atthe under-mentioned address during working hours from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., local time. The Terms of Reference of this mission are available and can be withdrawn from the Procurement Department ofPCFC.
Written expressions of interest shall be deposited at the following address in person, by mail, by facsimile orby electronic mailnot later than January, 23rd 2015 at12:00 noon, localtime, and labeled asfollows:
Expression of InterestNo. 0025/ASMI/MINEPAT/PCFC/SPM/2014Of December, 23 rd. 2014
"for the recruitment of a consultant to conduct the
Kribi Growth Pole Study in Cameroon".
The address referred to above is:
Coordination Unit of the Competitive Value ChainsProject (PCFC), Procurement Department, situated at "Derrière l'Usine Bastos", 300metres from SNV coming from "Nouvelle Route Bastos", Tel.: +237 222 21 86 52 / 22221 8653, E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org copyto email@example.com
Yaounde, December, 23 rd.2014
E. Françoise SOUA NTYAM,
Coordinator of PCFC