REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES – FIRMS SELECTION)
COUNTRY: MULTINATIONAL (West Africa)
NAME OF PROJECT: Integration and Technical Assistance Project
Grant N°: IDA-H7700
SECTOR SKILLS REVIEW ON THE ELECTRICITY SUB- SECTOR IN WESTAFRICA
Reference N°: BJ-WAPP-58133-CS-CQS
The WEST AFRICAN POWER POOL has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Integration and Technical Assistance Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.
The consulting services (“the Services”) include a study on the “Sector skills review on the electricity sub- sector in WestAfrica”. Institutions (governments, utilities, development and financial institutions, etc.) involved in sector planning, project preparation, project implementation and infrastructure operation and maintenance are facing difficulties in recruiting skilled professionals in the sector. The training offers are few, and the risk of skilled professional shortage is looming ahead, especially because of aging workforce and many electrical engineers and system experts are reaching retirement age in the next decade. Furthermore, the number of electrical engineers being trained in various universities in the region may be not adequate to the market demand. The objective of the study is therefore, is to conduct a skills review of the electricity subsector to identify and fill the gaps. This assignment will focus on the identification of the skills gaps in the electricity subsector, explore options to addressthem, and recommend policy measures and actions (including HR-driven) to fill them over the short, medium and long terms. The duration of the assignment is up to 80 working days from the signature of the contract which is expected to be awarded in February 2018. The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment can be found at the following WAPP website: http://www.ecowapp.org/en/tenders
The WEST AFRICAN POWER POOL now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria are:
- At least 10 years in the consulting Services related to electricity sector studies and/or education system sector
- The Consultancy firm must have carried out at least one similar study within the last ten years (similarity will be assessed with regards to at least one of the following activities: development and planning of trainings in the sub-sector; assignments on human capital, skills or jobs issues in relation to the sub-sector; experience producing and disseminating sector-specific skills reports that are directly policy oriented).
- Bilingual experts to carry out the assignment.
- Experience in West African countries
The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: «Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers “(January 2011- Revised July 2014) (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.
Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a subconsultancy to enhance their qualifications.
A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the “Consultant Qualification Selection” (CQS) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.
Further information can be obtained sending message to Procurement@ecowapp.org
Copy to: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form in English or French language ( at Consultant’s choice) to the address below by February 4th, 2019, 10:00 am Cotonou time (original, 4 hard copies + an electronic version)
West African Power Pool
Attn: Mr. Siengui A. KI,
Zone des Ambassades, PK-6
06 BP 2907
Tel: (+229) 61 03 29 29