RECRUITMENT OF A FIRM TASKED WITH SUPPORTING CORAF IN THE MODERNISATION OF ITS MANAGEMENT TOOLS

CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

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RECRUITMENT OF A FIRM TASKED WITH SUPPORTING CORAF IN THE MODERNISATION OF ITS MANAGEMENT TOOLS         

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Opening date: 18 January 2021

Closure date: 02 February 2021

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AMI N° 01/2021

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The “Conseil Ouest et Centre Africain pour la Recherche et le Développement Agricoles” (CORAF) is a sub-regional non profit organization that works with 23 national agricultural research systems in 16 countries in West Africa and 7 countries in Central Africa.

CORAF’s vision is to ensure prosperity and food and nutrition security in West and Central Africa (WCA); and, its mission is to sustainably improve agricultural productivity, competitiveness and markets in its area of intervention by meeting the main demands expressed by client groups to the sub-region’s research systems.

As part of the implementation of its mission, CORAF has adopted a strategic plan that is currently being implemented. One of the major focuses of this strategic plan is CORAF’s commitment to provide a set of results comprising conventional research and the use of, among others, innovation platforms, policy research, capacity building and knowledge management with the increased involvement of stakeholders.

In order to implement its operational plan, it is necessary for CORAF to bring its financial and accounting management system in line with international standards.

In this perspective, CORAF has recruited a firm with proven and relevant expertise that has carried out a diagnosis and evaluation of its financial and accounting management system, and proposed tools for optimizing CORAF’s financial and accounting management system so that at all levels of the organization, it fully meets expectations and enables the achievement of the objectives assigned to the organization. 

This diagnosis revealed that the current presentation of the financial statements does not meet the information needs of all the stakeholders.

It was proposed to CORAF to put in place a specific accounting framework that blends SYSCOHADA and the standards of not-profit organizations.

 In order to implement this recommendation and meet the requirements of its various partners, CORAF would like to acquire the services of a firm whose mission will be to assist CORAF as the contracting authority in the selection and implementation process of an ERP that would meet a dual need:

  • Integrate and digitalize the management and the steering of all the management processes of the institution;
  • Allow an integrated management of the different SYSCOHADA and IPSAS (International Public Sector Accounting Standards) international standards regarding the financial and accounting process.

The general objective is to support CORAF in the acquisition and monitoring of the deployment of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system that meets its needs.

CORAF’s Executive Director invites specialized firms or offices to express their interest with a view to providing the services described in the terms of reference below.

Firms or consulting firms interested in this announcement must provide information indicating that they are qualified to deliver the said services (brochures, references concerning the performance of similar contracts, CV, experience in a similar area, experience under similar conditions, etc.).

Expressions of interest must include the CVs of the key staff described in the terms of reference.

The firm will be selected according to the rules contained in the CORAF Administrative, Financial and Accounting Procedures Manual.

The selection method to be used will be the one based on the consultant’s qualification (SQC): (At the end of this expression of interest, the most qualified and experienced consultant will be selected and invited to submit a technical and financial proposal and then, if this proposal is compliant and acceptable, he/she will be invited to negotiate the contract).

Interested firms that meet the requirements can obtain further information by sending an email to procurement@coraf.org. 

Expressions of interest must be submitted by e-mail to procurement@coraf.org no later than February 2, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. GMT.

Executive Director of CORAF

Dr Abdou TENKOUANO