Strengthening The Capacity Of Rospotrebnadzor Specialists
Through Familiarization With International Best Practices In Financial Consumer
Protection And Consulting Financial Consumers In India And South Africa, Development Of
Recommendations On How To Use
The Russian Federation has receivedfinancing from the WorldBank toward the cost of the Financial Education and Financial Literacy Project (the Project), andintends to apply part of the proceeds for the consulting services (Package No. FEFLP/QCBS-4.17, Strengthening thecapacity ofRospotrebnadzor specialists through familiarization with international best practices in financial consumer protection andconsulting financial consumers in India and South Africa, development of recommendations on how to use these practices to enhancefinancial consumer protection in the Russian Federation).
The Consultant's objective under these Terms of Referenceis to strengthen capacity of Rospotrebnadzor specialists through familiarization with best practices in consumer protection andprovision of advisory services to financial service users in the Republic of India and the Republic of South Africa and developrecommendations on how to use these practices to strengthen consumer protection in financial services in the RussianFederation.
The services include:
·Development of analytical materials (including summary of country experience of the visited countries; summary of bestrecommendations and measures to improve consumer protection in financial services);
·Preparation of introduction webinar schedule, study tour schedule, the list of activities for study tours, the list ofissues to be discussed during the proposed activities for each study tour;
·Carrying out introduction webinars with the aim to prepare for each study tour;
·Organizing study tours to India and South Africa (duration of stay in each country to be visited shall be 3-4 days,excluding travel time);
·Summary of study tour results (overview of results and development of practical recommendations on how to use theexperience learned in India and South Africa to deal with issues of consumer protection in financial services in Rospotrebnadzor inRussia).
The total duration of the services is estimated at 12 calendarmonths.
The Non-commercial Foundation for Enterprise Restructuring and Financial Institutions Developmentnow invites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providingthe Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications andrelevant experience to perform the Services.
The Expression of Interest should specifythe legal name (names, in the case of a joint venture) of the interested Consultant, itslegal status and nationality, and indicatethe experience related to this company only (companies, in the case of a joint venture). Experience of companies other than suchlegal entity (entities) will not be evaluated.
The shortlisting criteria are:
·Experience in preparing analytical materials in the field of financial consumer protection (at least fiveyears);
·Experience of organizing and conducting internationalstudy tours and meetings with international experts, representativesof government authorities, non-governmental and international organizations (at least three study tours);
·Experience of providing advisory services to government authorities of the Russian Federation and / or other countrieswithtransition economies.
The following will be considered as additional advantagesfor the Consultant:
·Experience ofimplementing projects in BRICS countries in the area of operation of financial markets;
·Experience of participation in large-scale international projects funded by international financialorganizations.
The Consultant's competence in the areas mentioned aboveshould be confirmed by official references to completed projects and supported by written clarifications.
The attention of interested Consultants isdrawn to paragraphs 1.9 and 1.11 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers dated May 2004and revised in October 2006 and inMay 2010 ("Consultant Guidelines") setting forth the World Bank's policy on the conflict of interestand eligibility.
Consultants may submit their Expressions ofInterest as an individual firm or in association in the form of a joint venture or subconsultancy. All the members of the jointventure shall be jointly andseverally liable for the entire assignment. However, the experience of sub-consultant will not beconsidered while short-listing.
A Consultant will be selected in accordancewith the Quality- and Cost-Based Selection (QCBS) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.
Further information can beobtained at the address below during office hours from 10:00 to 17:00 hours Moscow time.
Expressions of interest must be delivered ina written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by 5 November 2015.
Non-commercial Foundation for Enterprise Restructuring
and Financial InstitutionsDevelopment
Attn: Ms. MayaBrailovskaya, Senior Procurement Specialist
Address: Luzhnetskayanaberezhnaya, 2/4, building 16, 2nd floor
Moscow, 119270, Russian Federation
Tel: (7495) 792 30 10
Fax: (7495) 792 58 11
Web site: www.fer.ru