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Selection of a Consultant (Firm) for the Organisation of a High Level Meeting on the ECOWAS Human Capital Strategy in New York, on the Sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, in September, 2019


Date : 06 Aug 2019 - 06 Sep 2019
Venue : ECOWAS Commission,
Town : ABUJA
Country : Nigeria

PERIOD OF ADVERTISEMENT: 06 August 2019 – To: 06th September 2019
CLIENT: ECOWAS COMMISSION
SOURCE OF FUNDING: ECOWAS Budget
TYPE: Expressions of Interest


SELECTION OF A CONSULTANT (FIRM) FOR THE ORGANISATION OF A HIGH LEVEL MEETING ON THE ECOWAS HUMAN CAPITAL STRATEGY IN NEW YORK, ON THE SIDELINES OF THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY, IN SEPTEMBER, 2019


1. The ECOWAS Commission intends to use its resources to finance a service contract with a consulting firm (could be a single firm, a consortium or partnership thereof) that will be responsible for the organization of a high level meeting on the ECOWAS Human Capital Strategy in New York, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, in September, 2019.
2. The main objective of the consultancy is (a) to ensure that a clear agenda is set for significantly improving outcomes across the priority thematic areas, (b) seek a creative balance between physical and human capital by improving government expenditure on HCD related projects, (c) drive real economic growth and reduce poverty rates by prioritizing human capital development efforts and (d) improve resource mobilization into the priority thematic areas.
3. The overall duration of the assignment is estimated at four (4) months, which can be extended if necessary, based on the needs of the ECOWAS Commission as well as the contracted firm’s satisfactory performance.
4. The ECOWAS Commission invites Consulting Firms specialized in organization of high level meetings to submit their candidacy for the services described above. Interested, eligible and qualified consulting firms must provide full information on their qualifications and experience, demonstrating that they are qualified and experienced in providing similar services. The criteria for shortlisting are as follows:
a) Proven experience in the organisation of events involving Heads of State and high profile individuals especially in the field of Human Capital Development.
b) Good knowledge of the United Nations, the World Bank and the African Development Bank operations.
c) Good knowledge of international development agencies.
d) Good knowledge of the ECOWAS region.
e) Ability to mobilise high-level participants.
f) Ability to communicate in English and French.
g) List of Key staff with relevant qualification and experience for the assignment

NB: In addressing the above listed criteria, consulting firms must provide tangible evidence and detailed references for all claims made in terms of experience and capabilities, similar assignments, etc. Each reference provided should be summarized on a project sheet, and will be considered and accepted only if the candidate attaches supporting documents indicating the contact information of the contracting authorities so as to facilitate verification of the information provided, covering excerpts of contract (inner cover page; page with the signatures and the Terms of Reference) along with attestation(s) of good performance of each contract presented.
5. Interested Consulting firms may apply as a consortium or partnership to ensure and/or boost their consolidated capacities to execute the assignment.
6. The eligibility criteria, the preparation of shortlist, and the selection procedure shall comply with the ECOWAS Rules and Procedures for the Use of Consultants” (ECOWAS Procurement Code), available on its website: http://www.ecowas.int The selection procedure will be based on Consultant (Firm) Qualification, and the firm ranked first (which present the best profiles with all claims dully substantiated) will be requested to submit its Technical & Financial Proposals. Also, firms that are part of an international network are to submit only one expression of interest as a network.
7. The attention of interested Consulting firms is particularly drawn to Article 118 of the ECOWAS Revised Procurement Code (“Infringements by Candidates, Bidders and Awardees”), providing information on corrupt or fraudulent practices in competing for or executing a contract. In addition, please refer to the following specific information on conflict of interest related to this assignment as per “Article 119 of the ECOWAS Revised Procurement Code.
8. Interested consulting firms can obtain further information at the e-mail addresses mentioned below, during working days and hours of the ECOWAS Commission from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 pm (Local Time – Nigeria): sbangoura@ecowas.int; with copy to procurement@ecowas.int ; deklu@ecowas.int , mjallow@ecowas.int;
9. Expressions of Interest (EOIs) must be delivered in sealed envelopes (1 signed Original and 3 Copies) in English, French or Portuguese and clearly marked “Selection of a Consultant (Firm) for the organization of a high level meeting on the ECOWAS Human Capital Strategy in New York, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, in September, 2019”. “Do not open except in presence of the Opening Committee.” EOIs must be sent to the address below by 06 September 2019 at 11.00 a.m. (GMT+1), Nigerian Time:
For delivery in person or by registered mail to:
Directorate of General Administration,
Procurement Division
First (1st) Floor of the ECOWAS Commission Headquarters,
Plot 101, Yakubu Gowon Crescent,
Asokoro District, Abuja, NIGERIA.

Please note that in order to ensure a level playing field, electronic submissions are not accepted and will therefore not be considered.
10. The working languages shall be English, French and Portuguese.
11. This request for EOI can also be viewed on the following website: http://www.ecowas.int/doing-business-in-ecowas/ecowas-procurement/

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