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    REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

    SELECTION OF INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANTS 

    SADC PLANT GENETIC RESOURCES CENTRE 

    SHORT TERM CONSULTANCY DEVELOPMENT OF THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY (SADC) REGIONAL PLANT

      GENETIC RESOURCES CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE  UTILIZATION STRATEGY 

    REFERENCE NUMBER: SPGRC /6/2

    August2020

    1. The SADC Plant Genetic Resources Centre is inviting Individual Consultants to submit their CV and Financial Proposal for the following services:

    SHORT TERM CONSULTANCY DEVELOPMENT OF THE SOUTHERN  AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY (SADC)REGIONAL PLANT  GENETIC RESOURCES CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE UTILIZATION STRATEGY

    The Terms of Reference defining the minimum technical requirements for these services are attached as Annex 1 to this Request for Expression of Interest. 

    2.  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 judgment 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.

    3.  The maximum budget for professional fees for this contract is US $6,020.00 Proposals exceeding this budget will not be accepted.

    4.  Your Expression of Interest must be presented as per Standard Expression of Interest Forms attached as Annex 2 to this REOI, in the English language and be accompanied by copies of all the indicated supporting documents. If the supporting documents are not in English, these shall be accompanied by a certified translation into English.  

    5.  Proposals should be submitted by e-mails only to; spgrc@zamnet.zm copying spgrc@sadc.int by 10th December 2020

    6.  Your CV will be evaluated against the following criteria. 

                                                            CRITERIA

    POINTS

    Educational Qualifications 

    20

    Specific  Experience

    60

    General Experience

    20

    Total

    100

    7.  Your proposal should be submitted as per the following instructions and in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of the Standard Contract attached as Annex 3 to this REOI:

    (i)              PRICES: 

    The financial proposal shall be inclusive of all expenses deemed necessary by the Individual Consultant for the performance of the contract. 

    (ii)            EVALUATION AND AWARD OF THE CONTRACT: Expressions of Interest determined to be formal and technical compliant to the requirement will be evaluated by comparison of their prices. An Expression of Interest is considered compliant to the requirements if: fulfils the formal requirements (see Paragraphs 2,3,4,5,6 and 7 above), has received minimum 80 points at the technical evaluation, and the financial proposal does not exceed the maximum available budget for the contract. The award will be made to the applicant who obtained the highest technical score and submitted administrative and technical compliant Expression of Interest.

    (iii)           VALIDITY OF THE EXPRESSION OF INTEREST: 

    Your Expression of Interest should be valid for a period of 90 days from the date of deadline for submission indicated in Paragraph 6above.

    8.  The assignment is expected to take 20 working days from the signature of the contract. 

    9.  Additional requests for information and clarifications can be made until seven(7)calendar days prior to deadline indicated in the paragraph 6 above, from:     

    The Procuring entity: SPGRC

    Contact person: Mrs MB Phiri

    Telephone:211399200/1

    E-mail: jshava@sadc.int

    Copy to; spgrc@zamnet.zm and spgrc@sadc.int

    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 3 calendar days before the deadline for submission of the proposals.

    ANNEXES:

    ANNEX 1: Terms of Reference

    ANNEX 2: Expression of Interest Forms

    ANNEX 3: Standard Contract for Individual Consultants