Consulting Firm For Conduct Time Release Study
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Peace Independence Democracy UnityProsperity
Department of Custom, Ministry ofFinance
Customs and TradeFacilitation Project ? AdditionalFinancing
IDA Grand No. H843 - LA, Project No. P144992
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OFINTEREST
Consulting firm forconduct Time Release Study
(Ref.: B1.2.1 - CS-005-CTFP-AF-2015)
The Lao People's Democratic Republic has receivedan additional Grant financing from the World Bank towards the cost of the Customs and Trade Facilitation Project - AdditionalFinancing (CTFP-AF), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consultant services.
The Ministry of Finance through Customs Department now invites eligibleconsulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provideinformation demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services, Theshortlisting criteria are:
Minimum of 3-5 years of experiences in carrying out consulting services as consultingfirm(s) in field of customs procedures and border management;At least one or two previous assignments of similar orrelevant nature and complexity that firm(s) has completed successfully in the past five years;Extensive knowledge on WCO Time Release Study; LogisticPerformance Index and Doing Business Indicator; and,Previous successful works with customs administrations, preferably in the ASEAN and Asiaregions
Theattention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment ofConsultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World BankBorrowers (January 2011) ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the WorldBank's policy on conflict of interest.
AConsultant will be selectedin accordance with the Consultant Qualifications Selection (CQS) method set out in theConsultant Guidelines.
Furtherinformation can be obtained at the address below during office hours, 08:00 -16:00 hrs (Local time), Monday toFriday
Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by e-mail) by 20 May 2015.
Att.: Project Leader, Customs and TradeFacilitation Project
3rd Floor,Lane-Xang Avenue, Hatsady Village, Chanthabouly District,
Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR,
Tel./Fax: +856 - 21 - 254034
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