CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
RECRUITMENT OF A FIRM TO ASSIST PARTNERS IN PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION / FIDUCIARY MANAGEMENT, STEERING AND MONITORING IN THE FIELD
Opening of the call: June 20, 2022
Closing of the call: July 4, 2022
CEI N° 15-2022
The West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF) is a sub-regional organisation in West and Central Africa (WCA), which coordinates and facilitates sub-regional agricultural research and development activities to contribute to the improvement of agricultural productivity and overcome the major challenges of food insecurity and poverty.
CORAF receives funds from donors to implement projects through its partners which are the NARS, NHAs, CGIARs, the private sector, CSOs and Universities. For the implementation of project activities, CORAF signs sub-contracts with its partners, who in turn report to it both technically and financially. The activities undertaken by the partners are experiencing slow implementation, causing delays in the monitoring and justification of the transferred funds.
It was also noted that some partners do not have a successful and compliant management system to guarantee the reliability and regularity of periodic reports. Thus, it is necessary to explore the possibilities of technical assistance to partners for fiduciary management with the monitoring and evaluation of projects in the field, even if the expenses incurred by the partners in the framework of the implementation of CORAF’s various projects are executed in accordance with the budget validated by the Governing Board and the financing agreements signed with the donors.
It also appears the need to set up an adequate and much more fluid reporting mechanism between CORAF and its partners. This reporting system should enable CORAF to achieve the following objectives:
- Have a real-time view of operations and fund management;
- Reconciling the use of data and guaranteeing the reliability of partner declarations;
- Promote collaborative work and rapid decision-making
CORAF is seeking a firm to assist partners in project implementation / Fiduciary management, steering and monitoring in the field.
CORAF intends to use part of its resources to make payments for this consultation.
The Executive Director of CORAF invites interested firms to express their interest in providing the services described in the attached terms of reference. They should provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the said services (brochures, references concerning the execution of similar contracts, Experts CV, experience in the similar field, experience in similar conditions, etc.).
The firm will be selected according to the rules contained in the CORAF Manual of Administrative, Financial and Accounting Procedures.
The selection method will be the one based on the consultant’s qualification (SQC): (At the end of this expression of interest, the most qualified and experienced firm will be selected and invited to submit a technical and financial proposal and then, provided that this proposal is compliant and acceptable, be invited to negotiate the contract).
Interested firms that meet the requirements can get further information by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Expressions of interest must be submitted via email to the following address: email@example.com no later than July 4, 2022, at 5.00 pm GMT.
Dr Abdou TENKOUANO
Executive Director of CORAF