- The Policy & Planning Division under the Ministry of Agriculture & Forests, Royal Government of Bhutan (RGoB) is currently in the process of undertaking the RRCDP project. The project is nearing completion and is required to prepare a report on the Project’s result framework and the Project’s Completion Report when the project closes.
- The primary objective of this consultancy is to collect project-specific data that is needed to report on the project’s results framework. The data collected through this consultancy will be subsequently utilized in preparing the Project’s Completion Report when the project closes.
- MoAF, through the RGoB, has applied for loan financing from the World Bank towards the cost of the “Remote Rural Communities Development Project and intends to apply part of the IDA proceeds for consulting services towards “Carrying out survey to capture data and results filling objectively verifiable indicators for RRCDP in Bhutan”.
- A Terms of Reference (ToR) of the consulting services (“the Services”) to prepare the Survey Report is attached as Annexure. This is only to provide an idea about the scope of the assignment to potential Consultants to help them prepare their Expressions of Interest (EoIs).
- MoAF, invites eligible local 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 and share relevant details of similar work/ assignments undertaken.
- The Consultant shall be selected based on the following:
- The Consultant should have proven experience from work in at least two different remote region and social contexts of Bhutan in the last five years for similar rural communities’ projects;
- The Consultant should have proven experience in conducting at least one relevant study in the last five years related to outcome and results indicators involving field data collection;
- The Consultant should have knowledge of, and previous experience, carrying out impact assessment studies in accordance with World Bank requirement/goals and procedures
- The Consultant should have a minimum of advance degree in relevant fields like Economics, Social Science, Statistics and Development Economics
- The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 3.14 of the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for Borrowers [July 2016] (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.
- A Consultant will be selected based on the information provided in the CVs submitted by the Consultant.
- The selected Consultant shall be asked to submit a financial proposal, which may be subject to negotiation.
- The MoAF shall award the assignment and sign a contract with the Consultant after the acceptance of the financial proposal.
- Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours [09:30 to 17:00 hours].
Expressions of interest may be delivered through email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11h September 2017 till 17:00 hours or in hard copies to the following address
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