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Specific Procurement Notice for a Fiscal Agent Services

vendredi, 22 septembre 2017








Type of Notice: Request For Proposals (RFP) - Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS)

General Information

Country:                                  Côte d’Ivoire

City/Locality:                          Abidjan

Notice/Contract Number:        CNPC/Consult/QCBS/004

Publication Date:                     September 22, 2017

Deadline:                                 November 3, 2017

Funding Agency:                     Millennium Challenge Corporation – CDF1

Buyer:                                      Millennium Challenge Account-Côte d’Ivoire / CNPC

Contact Information

        Address:         Lambert KOUASSI
           Interim Procurement Representative CNPC-MCC  
           Résidence Tropique 3, Angle Rue 148 Jesse Owens et Blvd de la République (Face Hôtel Tiama) - 8ième Etage, Apt.D82, Abidjan Plateau

City:                Abidjan

Country:          Côte d’Ivoire

Telephone:      +225 20 20 37 90/91

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Type of Procurement: Consultant Services


Main Text:


Procurement of Fiscal Agent Services



1.  The Government of Cote d’Ivoire (GOCI) received a grant from the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), and intends to apply parts of the proceeds of the funds to contract payments for goods, works and services. MCC is a U.S. government agency focused on assisting countries dedicated to good governance, economic freedom, and investments in people. Subject to the terms and conditions of the Compact, related agreements, and the availability of funds, the Government intends to use a portion of the funds provided through the Compact to fund professional fiscal agent services from a firm/organization (“Fiscal Agent” or “Consultant”) to assist the Government with the implementation of the Compact program in a transparent and sound manner.

2.  The proposed Compact includes two (02) projects:


(i)  The Skills for Employability and Productivity Project (Skills Project) which aims to improve the employability of Ivoirians and enhance the productivity of the private sector by improving the quality and relevance of, and access to, basic and technical skills in response to private sector demand;

(ii) The Abidjan Transport Project (Transport Project) aims to increase the competitiveness of Abidjan as the country’s growth pole by improving the mobility of goods and people.  The Transport Project will include infrastructure and institutional strengthening investments designed to improve traffic fluidity and decongest a central corridor of the city linking the Port of Abidjan to points north, west and east.

3.  The Coordination Nationale du Programme Compact Côte d’Ivoire, CNPC, on behalf of the Government now requests Proposals from suitably qualified, experienced and eligible consulting firms to provide Fisacl Agent Services. The details on these consultant services are provided in the Terms of Reference in Section V of the Request for Proposal (RFP).


4.  This RFP follows the General Procurement Notice that appeared in CNPC’s Web Site on August 24, 2017, dgMarket on August 29, 2017, UNDB Online on September 22, 2017.

5.  The Fiscal Agent will be fully responsible for all fiscal activities (except for those listed in the non-procurable items in the Fiscal Accountability Plan (FAP)). These will include contracts of various sizes in the Skills and Transport Projects (engineering design, construction supervision, construction, environment impact assessment, gender/health/safety issues, monitoring and evaluation, goods and other related categories); and other technical assistance. Additional contracts could include public media campaigns, user surveys, and small shopping activities. Some large contracts under the Transport Project will be FIDIC based.

6.  TheFiscalAgentservices,andthecontractexpectedtobeawarded,arerequiredforafixedprice up to 12 months of a baseperiod, plus six options periods of one year (12 months) each.However, the final option period may be more or less than 12 months and will include a 120-day period after the expiration of the Compact and as may be determined by CNPC and MCC in accordance with the terms of the Fiscal Agent Agreement. For purposes of preparing proposals, Consultants should assume that the final option period will be 12 months and fees will be paid on a pro rata basis for a duration other than 12 months.

7.  This RFP is open to all eligible Consultants who wish to respond. Consultants may only associate with each other in the form of a joint venture or in a sub-consultancy agreement to complement their respective areas of expertise to enhance their capacity to successfully carry out the assignment.

8.  A Consultant will be selected under the QCBS method (Quality and Cost-Based Selection), the evaluation procedure for which is described in sections of this RFP in accordance with “MCC Program Procurement Guidelines” which are provided on the MCC website

9.  The minimum qualifications required of the consulting firm is described in Section III “Qualification and Evaluation Criteria

10. A Pre-Proposal Meeting will be held as follows:  Abidjan-Plateau, Cote d’Ivoire October 10, 2017 at 10:00 hours local time at the Coordination Nationale du Comité National chargé de la mise en œuvre du Programme Compact du Millennium Challenge Corporation (CNPC) Immeuble Tropique III, 8ieme Etage, Apt. D81-82, Angle Rue 148 Jesse Owens et Blvd de la République (Face Hôtel Tiama), as specified in the Proposal Data Sheet, (“PDS”), Section II of this RFP. Attendance is strongly advised for all prospective Consultants or their representatives but is not mandatory.

11. Prospective Consultants interested in submitting a Proposal should register their interest by sending an e-mail, giving their full contact details, to Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. with copy to Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.. This will ensure that the Consultants receive updates regarding this RFP

12.  Proposals must be delivered to the address and in the manner specified in the PDS ITC 17.5, no later than November 3, 2017 at 10:00 hours local time in Abidjan. Consultants should be aware that distance and customs formalities may require longer than expected delivery time. Late Proposals will not be accepted under any circumstances and will be returned unopened at the written request and cost of the Consultant. Please note that electronic Proposals will not be accepted.


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