REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST- CONSULTANCY SERVICE TO IMPROVE ACCESS TO TIMELY, RELIABLE AND COMPREHENSIVE EITI DATA AND DESIGN OF THE OPEN DATA PORTAL FOR EITI DATA

Republic of Albania 

Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Secretariat

Grant No.: TF0A6493

Assignment Title:   Consultancy service to improve access to timely, reliable and comprehensive EITI data and design of the open data portal for EITI data

Reference No.:        ALBEITI/CS/CQ/E.1

This Request for Expressions of Interest follows the General Procurement Notice for this project that appeared in Development Business online No. WB3513-03/19 of March 15, 2019.

The Government of Albania has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative Secretariat (EITI Albania), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.

The consulting services (“the Services”) include creation of an open EITI data portal where all data related to the activity of the Extractive Industry will be reflected online, according to the new administrative division and the type of mineral for all mining permits for exploitation and exploration of minerals, mined rent obtained and used, data related to the gas and oil, as well as provision of information on other demographic, social, employment, investment environmental indicators. The main objective of this service is to collect, produce and present for publication full technical, economic, legal, social data presented in Albanian EITI Reports, to build and operate an online public information which will inform the public at home and abroad, various individuals and entities interested in the trend of indicators and in general for the sustainable development of these areas by achieving the objective of increasing the scope of Albania EITI reports. Also, the objective is to recognize, use, analyse and evaluate the data of economic – social and legal indicators of the extractive industry areas. The implementation period of the Contract is estimated to be approximately 16 weeks days from contract signature.

The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment can be found at the following website: www.albeiti.org (homepage)

The EITI Albania Secretariat 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 evaluation criteria are:

  • General qualifications and experience of the Consultant, including core business and years in business (40 points),
  • Description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions (50 points); and
  • Technical and managerial capability of the Consultant and general availability of appropriate skills among staff (10 points).

Key Experts of the Consultant will not be evaluated at this stage.

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to Section III, paragraphs, 3.14, 3.16, and 3.17 of the World Bank’s “Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers” July 2016, revised November 2017 (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. 

Consultants may associate with other firms to enhance their qualifications, but should indicate clearly whether the association is in the form of a joint venture and/or a sub-consultancy. In the case of a joint venture, all the partners in the joint venture shall be jointly and severally liable for the entire contract, if selected.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Consultant’s Qualification based Selection method set out in the Procurement Regulations.

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 8.00 a.m. to 16.30 p.m. from Monday to Thursday and 08.00 a.m. to 14.00 on Friday.

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by e-mail) by August 10, 2020.

Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative National Secretariat (EITI Albania)

Attn: Mr. Genci Tërpo, Head of EITI Albania National Secretariat

Address: Blv. “Zhan D’Ark”, Ish godina ME, Kati IV, Tirana, Albania

Tel: +355 4 2264645,

E-mail:sekretariati@albeiti.gov.al

Web: www.albeiti.org

 

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