SPECIFIC PROCUREMENT NOTICE
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
PROVISION OF EXTERNAL AUDIT SERVICES
CONTRACT NUMBER: CCARDESA FIN/008/14
The Centre for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development for Southern Africa (CCARDESA) is a Sub Regional Organisation (SRO) headquartered in Gaborone, Botswana. It enjoys substantial support from Member States of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), agricultural stakeholders in the SADC Region and development partners. CCARDESA is a not-for-profit SRO which coordinates the implementation of agricultural research and development (R&D) in the SADC region. CCARDESA’s goal is to contribute to sustainable reduction in food insecurity and poverty in the SADC region as pronounced in SADC’s Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan (RISDP), the Dar es Salaam declaration on food security, and the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) developed by the African Union’s New Partnership for Africa’s Development (AU-NEPAD). CCARDESA operates within the framework of CAADP Pillar IV which has the objective of enhancing the livelihoods of African farmers and pastoralists and is spearheaded by the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA). The strategic objective of CCARDESA is to increase smallholder productivity and competitiveness through the implementation of Pillar IV of CAADP for the SADC region based on the Framework for African Agricultural Productivity (FAAP).
CCARDESA Secretariat herewith invites eligible audit firms to submit Proposals for the Provision of External Audit services. More details on the scope of the contract(s) provided in the Procurement notice” can be downloaded, free of charge, from the following websites: www.ccardesa.org and www.sadc.int. The procurement method used for this contract is Quality and Cost Based Selection under the National Competitive Method as defined in the CCARDESA Secretariat procurement Guidelines.
The date and time of submission of the audit proposal at the address indicated in the detailed Terms of Reference is Monday, 10th February 2014 at 15:00hrs.
Interested firms may seek clarification or/and additional information from the following contact points:
The Secretary – Internal Procurement Committee
Ground Floor, Red Brick Building
Plot 4701 Station Exit road
Tel: +267 391 4997, Fax: +267 3167211
Web site: www.ccardesa.org