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  • CONSULTANCY SERVICES TO RECOMMEND ON THE OPERATIONALISATION OF THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY (SADC) REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND

    REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

    (CONSULTING SERVICES) 

    Southern African Development Community (SADC) Secretariat 

    PROJECT NAME:   SUSTAINABLE FINANCING OF REGIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE

    AND INDUSTRIAL PROJECTS IN SADC

    JOB TITLE: CONSULTANCY SERVICES TO RECOMMEND ON THE OPERATIONALISATION OF THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY (SADC) REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND

    Financing Agreement reference: 2100155039676

    The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Secretariat has received financing from the African Development Bank toward the cost of the SUSTAINABLE FINANCING OF REGIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND INDUSTRIAL PROJECTS IN SADC Project, and intends to apply part of the agreed amount for this grant to payments under the contract for Consultancy Services to recommend on the Operationalisation of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Regional Development Fund.

    The services included under this project are to fully operationalize the SADC Regional Development Fund (SADC RDF) that would support the integration process in SADC Member States by providing source of financial assistance to Member States that could alleviate the measurable costs of integration and supplement Member States own initiatives in implementing measures essential to effective integration. The services to be provided under the assignment will focus on establishing the challenges facing Member States in ratifying the Agreement and how these can be addressed.  This will also include development of the governance, institutional and organizational framework; Terms of Reference (ToRs) for senior management, and concrete Action Plan for its implementation. In coming up with proposals for a viable mechanism of fast tracking the operationalisation of the Fund, the consultancy will draw on the experience from similar initiatives that have been undertaken or the African Development Bank has facilitated in setting up. Particular attention would be given to regionally-owned funding mechanisms aimed at promoting regional integration and development infrastructure. This assignment is expected to be undertaken over a period of nine (9) calendar months from the commencement date of 20 November 2020.

    The SADC Secretariat now invites eligible consulting firms to indicate their interest in providing these services. Interested consulting firms must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (i.e. description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions and availability of appropriate skills among staff). Consultants may constitute joint ventures to enhance their chances of qualification. The firm should have significant in-depth international expertise and knowledge on development finance; relevant consulting experiences with National Governments and/or Regional Economic Communities; track record of success developing projects and tools in the area of development finance; experience in facilitating establishment of financial/development finance institutions; and expertise on project preparation and development including their financing. The firm should also have a strong knowledge and experience in policy research and analysis in an international/regional economic integration setting.

    Establishment of the short-list and the selection procedure shall be in accordance with the African Development Bank’s Procurement Framework, dated October 2015, which is available on the Bank’s website at http://www.afdb.org

    Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours 08h00hours to 16h30hours Central African Time (CAT), Botswana time

    Expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below by Friday, 21 August 2020 2020   at 15h00 hours Botswana time and mention CONSULTANCY SERVICES TO RECOMMEND ON THE OPERATIONALISATION OF THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY (SADC) REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND’’

    The Expressions of interest to be submitted to this electronic mail (e-mail)

    SFRIP-consultants@sadc.int. The submissions to be made by attaching dully signed PDF documents to the email. 

    Attention: Acting Senior Procurement Officer

    Mrs Veronica Chingalawa Zulu

    SADC Secretariat

    Plot 54385, New CBD

    Private Bag 0095

    Gaborone, Botswana

    Tel: +267 74897610, +267 395 1863

    Email addresses;         tenders@sadc.int and tlengoasa@sadc.int;

    Copy:                          vchingalwa@sadc.int; smtonakutha@sadc.int and sdlamini@sadc.int