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  • REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST SELECTION OF INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANTS/EXPERTS REFERENCE NUMBER: AFDB/SADC/CSC-SAWIDRA PROJECT
  • REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST SELECTION OF INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANTS/EXPERTS REFERENCE NUMBER: AFDB/SADC/CSC-SAWIDRA PROJECT

    1.            The SADC Secretariat is inviting interested and qualified Individual Consultants/Experts to submit their Application and CVs for the positions highlighted in Annex 1.

     

    The Terms of Reference defining the minimum technical requirements for each of the positions are detailed in Annex 1 to this Request for Expression of Interest.

     

    1. Only Individual Consultants are eligible for this assignment provided that they fulfil the following eligibility criteria:

     

    a)          they are not bankrupt or being wound up, are having their affairs administered by the courts, have entered into arrangements with creditors, have suspended business activities, are being subject of proceedings concerning those matters, or are being in any similar situations arising from similar procedures provided for in the national legislation or regulations of the SADC member states; 

    b)          they have not been convicted of offences concerning their professional conduct by a judgement which has the force of res judicata; (i.e. against which no appeal is possible); 

    c) they have not been declared guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which SADC Secretariat can justify;

    d)          they have fulfilled obligations related to the payments of social security contributions or the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which they are established or with those countries where the contract is to be performed; 

    e)          they have not been the subject of a judgment which has the force of res judicata for fraud, corruption, involvement in a criminal organisation or any other illegal activity detrimental to the SADC Secretariat' financial interests; or

    f) they are not being currently subject to an administrative penalty.

     

     

    1. Your Application should clearly indicate the position being applied for in English language and accompanied by copies academic and professional supporting documents. If the supporting documents are not in English, these shall be accompanied by a certified translation into English.

     

     

     

     

    4.           Electronic submissions are acceptable and should be made to the following email address [email protected]. Application in hard copies clearly marked the position being applied for should be submitted to the following address and be deposited in the Tender Box situated at the reception by Thursday, 16th February 2018 at 15:00 hours.

    The Chairperson

    SADC Internal tender Committee

    P/Bag 0095

    Gaborone

    Botswana

     

    5.          Applications and CVs CV will be evaluated against the following criteria.

     

         Criteria

        Maximum points allocated

          Education and Training

     35

          Specific Skills

     45

         General Skills

     20

         Total

                          100

     

    6.          The award will be made to the applicant who obtained the highest technical score. Expressions of Interest/Applications not obtaining a minimum score of 70% will be rejected.

    7.          Your Expression of Interest should be valid for a period of 90 days from the date of deadline for submission indicated in Paragraph 4 above.

     

    8.           Additional requests for information and clarifications can be made until 15 days prior to deadline indicated in the paragraph 4 above, from:

                 The Procuring entity: SADC Secretariat

                 Contact person: Dr. Faka Nsandisa

                 Telephone: 3951863

                 Fax:3972848

                 E-mail: [email protected]

     

                  Copy: Mr Purpose Chifani at  [email protected]

     

    The answer on the questions received will be sent to the Consultant and all questions received as well as the answer(s) to them will be posted on the SADC Secretariat’s website at the latest 7 working days before the deadline for submission of the applications.