Publish Date: Oct 10, 2016
Closing Date: Oct 25, 2016
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EQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
(CONSULTING SERVICES – FIRMS SELECTION)
Country: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Assignment Title: Train and Certify 500 Government Employees on e-Governance Technology Management.
Duration of Assignment: 1 Year
Implementing Agency: Ministry of Communications and IT (MCIT)
Duty Station: Kabul, Afghanistan
Contract Type: Lump Sum
Reference No: NPA/MCIT/95/Cs-1323/FBS
Ministry of Communications and IT (MCIT) aims to provide high quality Communications, IT and Postal Services for the Afghan people at affordable prices. The ministry has been actively advocating for a positive change in the society by connecting the Afghan people to the knowledge resources, to enable them to improve the quality of their lives. The vision of the Ministry of Communications and IT (MCIT) is to transform Afghanistan into an Information Society. Priorities of MCIT for the next five years are:
2.1 EGRC II Long Term objectives:
Contribute to the attainment of the national security, social and economic development goals through efficient, effective, transparent and secure public governance.
2.2. EGRC II Immediate objectives:
To create capacity and provide timely, high quality advice, training, consulting and other services in the area of e-Government and cyber security to various ministries, departments and agencies of the Government of Afghanistan and donor supported development projects in order to facilitate and optimize application of information and communication technology in the public sector of Afghanistan and to catalyze e-government transformation in the country.
The intention of this assignment is to create awareness, capacity, and to catalyze the process of e governance in their respected ministries and government agencies.
The purpose of this assignment is to train and certify 500 Government employees on e-Governance technology and management. In continuation of the efforts for the capacity development officials of government ministries and agencies, MCIT/EGRC_II has designed a training program for the government officials. The design of this training is based upon the outcomes of the deliberations of EGRC-II constituted for this purpose. EGRC capacity building department has included different specialize courses based upon it identified areas for training that have direct relevance with the office functions and procedures.
3.1. Assignment Aims:
This training assignment aims at establishing the basis for growing an e-Government ready culture within the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. This training is designed for 500 government employees and organized for 20 working days (5 hours per day) & 100 credit hours.
The audiences are government employees such as officers, managers, general managers, and head of departments and directors of different government units.
Upon completion of this package, participants will be:
Medium of training will be English and a local language depending on participants demand.
3.5. Modules and Topics:
The training package is organized in four modules and 32 topics as described in Table-A, Terms of Reference.
For further information on the scope of the services, you can access the ToR under the above mentioned assignment title and reference number on the website: www.npa.gov.af,
National Procurement Authority on behalf of Ministry of Communications and IT (MCIT), GoIRA, now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the services described under paragraph 3 above. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services.
The short listing criteria are:
The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to Chapter 4 of Procurement Procedure: Process of Request for Proposal, Mizan 1394. In addition, please refer to the following information on conflict of interest related to this assignment as Rule112 of Procurement Procedure: All procurement employees, Evaluation Committee, Opening Committee, Award Authorities, Members of National Procurement Commission are required, Prior to start or approval of any type of Procurement Activities; in Case of Conflict of Interest, Should declare their state of Conflict of Interest. The consultants are also required to maintain high standard ethics throughout the procurement process.
The consultants can download the Public Procurement Law and Procedure from: www.npa.gov.af.
Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications. If consultants intend to associate with other firms, they are advised to clearly identify the lead partner and state the composition and nature of the association (JV/ sub-consultant) in their EOI.
In case the EOI is submitted in form of JV, each partner in the association shall meet the requirements defined in Paragraph 4 above, under the short listing criteria. However, the short listing criteria will not be applied and considered for sub-consultant.
A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Fixed Budget Selection (FBS) defined in Afghanistan Public Procurement Law and Procedures.
Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, by mail, or by e-mail) by 25 October, 2016 at 15:00 Hrs. (Kabul Local Time).
Further information in respect to this REOI can be obtained at the address below by email or in person during office hours [08:00-04:00 Hours].
Aziz Ahmad Obaidi
Procurement Manager (Consulting Services Department)
National Procurement Authority (NPA), AOP
Pashtunestan Wat, Kabul, Afghanistan
Phone Number: +93(0)202147556
Web site: www.npa.gov.af
(The ToR is accessible through direct link: www.npa.gov.af,)