General Procurement Notice
Name of Project: CITIZEN- CENTRIC JUDICIARY MODERNISATION AND
JUSTICE SERVICE DELIVERY PROJECT
GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE
Credit No. 5778-TZ
Project ID No. P155759
The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania has acquired assistance from WorldBank Group to support Tanzania's justice transformation through the project of Judicial Modernization and Justice Service Delivery undertaken by Judiciary of Tanzania.The project objective focuses on improvement of justice delivery systems towards citizen - centric justice services by improvingaccessibility, efficiency and transparency of justice services. The project targets to respond on the justice needs by providing justice services closer to the peopleespecially vulnerable groups, small entrepreneurs and informal traders as well as large business companies, investors andbanks. TheJudiciary of Tanzania through its five years strategic plan on implementation of judicial reforms has received financing in theamount of US$ 65 million equivalent from the World Bank towards the cost of the Citizen ? Centric Judiciary Modernisation andJustice Service Delivery Project. Part of this credit will support for goods, works,related services and consulting services to beprocured under this project.
The project will cover the following Components:
Component 1: Governance, Organisation and System Development -This component will facilitate improvement of courtefficiency and modernize court administration to address the issues of inefficiencies, delays, backlogs, and administrativebottleneckby strengthening planning, human resources, simplifying governing rules, modernizing record keeping, improving staffproductivity, de- concentrating functions, and leveraging technology for the introduction ofe- justice services and the productionof statistics and information to citizens and business communities. This will include:
i) Improving judiciary's institutional management and provide support toJudiciary Reform Team on project implementation.
ii) Simplifying rule and procedures for court cases and provide training on newrules to Judges, Magistrates and other stakeholders.
iii) Conducting bench bar and cash flowmanagement strategic meetings, engage judges andmagistrates, and carry out relevant training.
iv) Establishing a new record management system.
v) Establishing an integrated e - justicesystem for case management and tracking (e-filling, e-fee, e- notification, e- record, e recording of evidence, e- decisionpublication, e- feedback and e- performance.
Component 2: Skills development, Inspection and Performance Management This component will support upgrading and strengthen training and skillsof the judiciary and justice stakeholders, and operationalize the work of the Directorate of inspections by implementing a systemof judicial performance monitoring and promoting a robust mechanism for obtaining citizen feedback on court services. Inundertaking these activities, the funds will therefore among the others support;
i) Systematic training of judiciary staffs and justice sector stakeholders, reviewing the curriculumof the existing programs offered by the Institution for Judicial Administration (IJA) by adding new continuing education coursesand establish partnership agreements with local universities and international judicial training institutions.
ii) Rolling out a performance evaluation system for judges, magistrates, courtmanagers and court officials.
iii) Establishment of a unit within thedirectorate of case management system in thejudiciary that deals with day to day work of advocates and court brokers.
Component 3: Access to Justice and Public Trust -This component will expand the current avenues of accessing justice and building citizens trust by bringing justice closerto the people by providing affordable justice services, improve accessibility of court information and increasing public andstakeholder participations towards judicial reforms.
The funds will therefore support:
i) Designing court services in modern, integrated, efficient, transparent, and easily accessible manner by designing andbuilding integrated justice centers ( with multiple courts and services from other justice institutions) to the selected areas.
ii) Design and procure specialized buses,minivans and other vehicles for use as mobile courts in urban and rural areas.
iii) Design and implement court user informationcampaigns in Swahili and English, targeting the general public, tourist, truckers, and SME'sthrough community radio stations, TV,and mobile courts.
iv) Support the reviews of systems of justicesector entities to enhance performance capacity on justice service delivery.
Procurement of contracts financed by the World Bank will be conducted through theprocedures as specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement under IBRDLoans and IDA Credits ( current edition), and is open to all eligible bidders as defined in the guidelines. Consulting services willbe selected in accordance withthe World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers(current edition).
Specific procurement notices for contracts to be bid under the WorldBank'sinternational competitive bidding (ICB) procedures and for contracts for consultancy services will be announced, as they becomeavailable, in UN Development Businessand dgMarket, and in regional and localnewspapers in Tanzania.
Interested eligible bidders who wish to be included on the mailing list to receiveinvitations to pre-qualify/bid under ICB procedures, and interested consultants who wish to receive a copy of advertisementrequesting expressions of interest for consultancy contracts, or those requiring additional information, should contact the addressbelow:
Citizen ? Centric Judicial Modernization and Justice Service DeliveryProject,
Attention: Project Coordinator,
Judiciary of Tanzania
Court of Appeal Building, Ground Floor Room No. 44, 26 Kivukoni Road.
P.O. Box 9004,
11409 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Tel: . 2111586/2123897
Fax: 255 -22-2127656