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    REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

    SELECTION OF INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANTS: TO REVIEW THE  2008 SADC GENDER MAINSTREAMING RESOURCE KIT

    REFERENCE NUMBER: SADC/3/5/2/73

    22nd August 2019

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

    “INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANTS: T0 REVIEW THE  2008 SADC GENDER MAINSTREAMING RESOURCE KIT

    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 organization 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 this contract is US$30,000.00 inclusive of professional fees and reimbursable expenses. 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.       Your proposal in a sealed envelope clearly marked “INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANTS: TO REVIEW THE  2008 SADC GENDER MAINSTREAMING RESOURCE KIT

     should be submitted in our tender box located at the following address:

    Secretary to the Tender Committee

    SADC Secretariat

    Plot 54385 CBD

    Private Bag 0095

    Gaborone

    Botswana

    6.       The deadline for submission of your proposal, to the address indicated in Paragraph 5 above, is: Friday  , 20th September 2019 at 14:30hrs local time.

    7.       Proposals submitted by E-mail are acceptable and should be submitted to gendertoolkit@sadc.int  by the deadline in Para 6 above.

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

    Category

    Maximum Score

    Qualifications and Skills

    40

    General Professional Experience

    20

    Specific Professional Experience

    40

     

     

    Total

    100

    9.       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 formally compliant to the requirements will be further evaluated technically.

    An Expression of Interest is considered compliant to the requirements if:

    • It fulfils the formal requirements (see Paragraphs 2,3,4,5,6 and 7 above),
    • The financial proposal (professional fees) does not exceed the maximum available budget for the contract as indicated under Para 3.

    The award will be made to the applicant who obtained the highest technical score and with the financial offer (professional fees) within the budget as indicated under Para 3. Expressions of Interest not obtaining a minimum technical score of 70% will be rejected.

    (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 6 above.

    10.     The assignment is expected to commence within two (2) weeks from the signature of the contract.

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

    The Procuring entity: SADC Secretariat

              Contact person: Mrs. Jacinta Hofnie

              Telephone: +267395 1617

              Fax: +2673972848

    E-mail:  jhofnie@sadc.int Copy to   ggwaza@sadc.int

              All responses to requests for clarifications made 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

    Sincerely,

    _____________________

    Title: Head of Procurement Unit