Country: Federal Government of Somalia
Name of the Project: Somali Urban Investment & Planning Project Additional Financing (SUIPP AF) Consulting Service: Procurement Specialist
Duty Station: Baidoa-Somalia
Publication Date: 9th March , 2019
Deadline: 23rd March, 2019
Ref No. SO-BM-102139-CS-INDV
I. Project Background
The World Bank has been supporting the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) with funding from the Somali Multi-Partner Fund (MPF) to implement various projects. The Somalia Urban Investment Planning Project (SUIPP), which was a Project to prepare a Project – the Somalia Urban Resilience Project (SURP), has been ongoing since early 2016 and has completed preparation of feasibility studies and preliminary designs for civil works for urban and community roads in Mogadishu, urban roads in Garowe and solid and liquid waste management facility in Hargeisa.
Implementation of designed works will depend on funding available.
SOUTHWEST STATE OF SOMALIA
Baidoa Local Government
Office of the Mayor
Presently, MPF is funding construction of community roads in Mogadishu and urban roads in Garowe.
2. The MPF has received an additional funding of US$3million from the German Government to specifically address urban resilience in Kismayo in Jubaland State and Baidoa in South West State. SUIPP Additional Financing (AF) will be expanding the ongoing SUIPP to address urban resilience in Kisamayo and Baidoa. The FGS has prioritized Kismayo and Baidoa which are strategically important secondary cities that contribute to Somalia’s sustainable growth and which of recent past received a large number of internally displaced persons and returnees due to prolonged drought in Somalia and the closure of some refugee camps in Kenya.
3. The SUIPP AF will focus on urban roads in Kismayo and Baidoa Municipality. The SUIPP AF will provide the technical basis – through the outputs of feasibility studies, preliminary and detailed engineering designs, safeguard instruments as well as bidding documents for the urban roads – for a follow-on investment project. This follow-on project, the Somalia Urban Resilience Project (SURP) II, will utilize the SUIPP AF output – final Detailed Designs, bidding documents and safeguard instruments for the selected urban roads. Funding has been secured in the MPF for the follow-on SURP for capacity building and financing the priority urban roads for both Cities. The contracts that will be awarded, and the roads constructed will ultimately improve the quality of life; while at the same time providing for some employment to the communities through the contracting of Works. SUIPP AF will also support the development of safeguard instruments including the Environmental and Social Management Framework and the Resettlement Policy Framework. The Office of the Mayor, Baidoa Local government is seeking to use a portion of the SUIPP AF to finance the recruitment of Procurement Specialist.
The SUIPP-AF Procurement Specialist (PS) will be responsible for providing proper guidance to the PIU on procurement process and shall be responsible for preparing, implementing and monitoring the Project procurement plans. The PS will report to the Project Coordinator. Responsibilities of the PS include: Creating and ensuring the SUIPP AF (and later the SURP II) Procurement Plan aligns with the Annual Work Plan; Prepare, or ensure the proper and timely
preparation of, advertisements, bid documents, requests for proposals, bid and proposal evaluation reports, minutes of bid openings and minutes of negotiations and draft requests for No Objection Letters (NOLs) from the World Bank as needed to maintain the procurement schedule. Collaborate with the Engineers on management of sub-project implementation contracts; Contribute as needed to the Quarterly reports and other reporting as requested by the Project Coordinator (Reports and other documents shall be submitted in English and in Somai languages when required; S/he will undertake all the other specific tasks detailed in the Terms of Reference (TOR) that will be provided upon submission of application (in person or by E-mail). Procurement.
3. Period of Performance
The SUIPP AF Project began on 16/01/2019 and is expected to close by 31 December 2021. The PS contract will be for approximately 12 months with possible extension should SUIPP AF implementation be delayed. Also, the implementation of SURP II is planned and the PS contract is eligible for possible extension.
4) Selection Criteria: The selection shall be based on qualification, experience and skills of the candidate and followed by an interview. The qualifications, experience and competencies include:
Degree from a recognized University in relevat discipline e.g. Procurment Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Engineering or equivalent.
A Master’s Degree or Professional qualifications in Supply Management would be an added advantage.
At least 6 years of direct experience including broad expertise in the management of proucrement in the public or private sector;
Minimum of at least 3 years of experience in implementing procurement actions according to internatinal organizations such as the World Bank, African Development Bank, the United Nations etc. for procurement of goods, works and services.
Experience of working in similar environment like that of Somalia is prefarable.
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, to deliver technical financial documents, and reports; candidates familiar with Somali language will have an added advantage;
Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and Internet use, including database use is required.
Understand well the local dynamics
The Office of the Mayor, Baidoa Local government now invites eligible Individual Consultants to indicate their interest in providing the above-mentioned services. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the Services and furnish the Curriculum Vitae (CV).
5. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to section III, para 3.14,3.16 & 3.17 of the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers: Procurement in Investment Projects Financing Goods, Works, Non -Consulting and Consulting Services, July 2016, revised November 2017 and August 2018 (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.
A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultant method set out in the World Bank Procurement Regulations.Interested applicants may obtain further information including a detailed Terms of Reference from the Office of the Mayor in person or by e-mail to the address given below during office hours from 9.00 a.m.– 4.00 p.m. Saturday to ThursdayDeadline: Expressions of interest and CV must be delivered to the address below by hand, mail, courier or email on or before 23rd March 2019 at 16:00 hours.Attention; Office of the Mayor
SUIPP AF Project-Baidoa Local Government
South West State of Somalia,
Division Road, Baidoa, Somalia
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