REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES – FIRMS SELECTION)

COUNTRY : MALAWI

NAME OF PROJECT : AGRICULTURAL COMMERCIALISATION (AGCOM) PROJECT

Credit No. : 6048-MW

Assignment Title : Baseline Survey for Impact Evaluation of Pilot Systematic Adjudication of Customary Estates

Reference No. : MW-MOAIWD-69321-CS-QCBS

The Malawi Government has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Agricultural Commercialisation Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.

The consulting services (“the Services”) include successfully implementing all aspects of the baseline household survey and deliver high quality data including preliminary report on findings. A listing exercise will be conducted at the enumeration area level in order to randomly select the cluster of respondent households. Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing will be used to collect data for both the listing, household and community surveys. A complete household survey will be collected from a random sample of 3,000 households in the sampled enumeration areas (“evaluation sample”) of the 6 pilot group villages and their corresponding pairs from across the border of the selected group villages. Information will be collected through interviews as well as direct observation. The assignment will have a duration of 75 (seventy five) days. The assignment is expected to start in April 2019.

The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment can be obtained at the address given below.

The Agricultural Commercialisation Project now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services.

The shortlisting criteria are:

a) Core business and years in business.

b) Relevant similar experience, which should specifically include:

i. Conducting of baseline surveys in rural settings
ii. Land related assignments in rural settings

c) Technical and Managerial capability of the firm. (Provide only the structure of the organization, general qualifications and number of key staff. Do not provide CV of the staff. Experts will not be evaluated at the shortlisting stage.)

d) Experience in the region.

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to Section III, paragraphs, 3.14, 3.16, and 3.17 of the World Bank’s “Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers” July 2016, Revised November 2017 (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

Consultants may associate with other firms to enhance their qualifications, but should indicate clearly whether the association is in the form of a joint venture and/or a sub-consultancy. In the case of a joint venture, all the partners in the joint venture shall be jointly and severally liable for the entire contract, if selected.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality and Cost Based Selection method set out in the Procurement Regulations.

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours from 8:00 to 12:00 and 13:00 to 16:00 hours local time (Monday to Friday, except national public holidays).

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by e-mail) by 21st February 2019.

Address for TOR, further information and delivery of expression of interest:

Malawi Agricultural Commercialisation Project
Attn: Andy Koloko, Procurement Specialist
Tobacco Control Commission Office Complex, Kanengo
P.O. Box 30134
Lilongwe 3
Malawi
Tel: +265 (0) 999 300 826 or +265 (0) 888 917 233
E-mail: andykoloko@gmail.com / nakhumwateddie@gmail.com