REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
Consultancy services for Baseline Study to Assess Industrial Research and Development, Technology and Innovation Capacities
REOI No. CS/ADM/54
The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) has received financing from the African Development Bank toward the cost of the Tripartite Capacity Building Programme (TCBP), and intends to apply part of the agreed amount for this grant to payments under the contract for Consultancy services to undertake a Baseline Study to Assess Industrial Research and Development, Technology and Innovation Capacities.
The study aims at contributing to the overall objective of enhancing productive capacity of the tripartite member /partner states through strengthening of the industrial research, technology and innovation capacities. Specifically, the study aims at assessing the capacities, state infrastructure for industrial R&D and technology, and associated systems of innovation with a view to generate recommendations on appropriate areas of tripartite intervention to improve capacities, and strengthen Industrial R&D infrastructure and associated systems of innovation in the tripartite countries.
The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) now invites eligible consultancy firms to indicate their interest in providing these services. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.). Consultants may constitute joint-ventures to enhance their chances of qualification.
Eligibility criteria, establishment of the short-list and the selection procedure shall be in accordance with the African Development Bank’s “Rules and Procedures for the use of Consultants” May 2008, Revised July 2012, 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 from Monday to Friday, 08:00 hours to 17:00 hours.
Expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below by 6th May 2016 at 15:00hrs and
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