The Federal Government of Nigeria
West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAAPP-Nigeria)
Credit No.: 4822-0
Project Coordination Office (PCO) West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programm (WAAPP)
Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN)
(Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development)
Date of Issuance: Thursday July 18th 2013.
Call for Expressions of Interest
This request for Expressions of Interest follows the General Procurement Notice for this project that appeared in Development Business No. WB 2089 of 4th April 2012 and Thisday and Daily Trust Newspapers of Nigeria of 18th July 2013
The Federal Government of Nigeria has received a credit from the International Development Association (IDA) to finance the cost of the West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAAPP-Nigeria) and intends to apply part of the proceeds of this credit to payments under the contract for the following consultancy services:
A. A Study on Cross – Border Regional Trade Barriers
The study will be conducted through a survey in some states of the country. These include Lagos, Niger, Borno, Calabar, Adamawa, Katsina, Kebbi and Sokoto states. The objective is to identify key trade barriers focusing on trade-related policies and regulations at the borders; find out other behind the border barriers hindering trade between the countries in the sub-region and suggest specific policy recommendations to address trade barriers and thus help ease and strengthened trade between the countries.
The Consultant shall have a minimum often (10) years Post Doctorate degree in Economics, Agricultural Economics or any other relevant field. Evidence of relevant work in the area is essential.
It is expected that the study will take at least four months and would commence in the third quarter of the year.
B. Technical Study on Beneficiary Assessment studies:
This study will be conducted with an objective of providing empirical evidence of the achievements of WAAPP’s components. To measure the impact of WAAPP project on income and wealth before and after the project started and with and without the project. Appropriate methods need to be used to address the potential selection bias that results from the community or household having characteristics that could lead to higher income or wealth even without the project interventions.
The study areas shall cover a sample of the communities where WAAPP’s activities are being implemented.
The Consultant shall have a minimum often (10) years Post Doctorate degree in Economics Agricultural Economics or any other relevant field. Evidence of relevant work in the area is essential.
It is expected the study will take at least 4months and would commence in the 4th quarter of 2013.
C. Environmental and Social Management Plan for Modern Technology Demonstration Plots for Crops, Livestock and Fisheries:
This will be conducted in seven National Agricultural Research Institutes (NARIs). The Environmental Management Plan (ESMP) has the following goals: Identifying activities that may have detrimental impact on the environment, health & social life of the neighboring people; Identify expected environmental impacts of various activities to be carried out under WAAPP support; Detailing the mitigation measures that will need to be taken, and the procedures for their implementation; Prepare institutional arrangement for the implementation of the ESMP; Prepare cost estimates for mitigation and monitoring; Establishing the reporting system to be undertaken during the implementation of the activity.
The ESMP also serve to highlight specific requirements that will be monitored during the development and should the environmental impacts not have been satisfactorily prevented or mitigated, corrective action will have to be taken. The document should, therefore, be seen as a guideline that will assist in minimizing the potential environmental impact of activities.
The Consultant shall utilize highly qualified experts for the study. The team shall comprise of the following experts: Environmental Management Specialist, with a Minimum of M.Sc. in any of the natural sciences or related field and 15years post qualification experience: Livestock/ Poultry expert with a minimum of M.Sc (in Livestock sub-sector); Waste Management Expert with a M.Sc in Chemistry or related field and an Agronomist with a minimum of MSc.
It is expected the study will take at least 6weeks in each location and would commence before the end of third quarter of 2013.
D. Design, Development and Implementation MIS/ M&E Database Platform:
As part of the efforts to achieve WAAPP-Nigeria development objectives, the Project Coordinating Office (PCO) needs to set up an effective and efficient M&E management information system, (MIS) for data collection, storage and analysis, and reporting, to guide the PCO and stakeholders make informed decisions, to achieve programme’s goals.
Summarily, the Scope is to design, develop and deploy a robust WAAPP-Nigeria online real-time Monitoring and Evaluation Management Information System (M&E MIS) multi-user platform with Key Performance Indicator Monitoring Database, MIS, and a public accessible dynamic website with WAAPP Nigeria domain specified emails. As well as provide capacity development and system implementation support for smooth operationalisation of the digital platform.
A Consultancy Service firm with the following personnel shall be required for the assignment;
An Agriculture Economist preferably with good analytical knowledge of data collection and processing under the international funding programme. He or she must have a minimum of 15 years’ experience in management information system design, development and implementation procedures.
A Computer Scientist/ Engineer with minimum of master degree in computer Sciences/Engineering. And proven experience of at least 10 years database applications design and in-depth knowledge of management information systems in donors funded programme. Experience in the design and implementation of enterprise systems; Knowledge of standard administrative tools and excellent communication skills will be of an advantage. Professional registration will be an advantage.
A Computer Programmer/ Software Engineer with a minimum of Master Degree in Computer Science/ Engineering. And proven experience of at least 7 years Computer and Web programming skills and excellent communication skills will be of an advantage. Professional registration will be an advantage.
E. Technical Studies and Dialogue:
This will include such services on Monitoring and Evaluation, results framework, ICR, extension etc. to be conducted through various means across the country. The objective is to identify and eliminate constraints towards effective implementation of WAAPP activities.
The Consultant shall have a minimum of ten (10) years Post Doctorate degree in Economics, Agricultural Economics or any other relevant field. Evidence of relevant work in the area is essential.
It is expected that each study will take at least two months and would commence in the third quarter of the year.
F. Design and Supervision of New/Renovation of Existing Buildings:
The Project is aimed at enhancing the agricultural productivity and competitiveness through the four components. Component 2 is the National Centre of Specialisation (NCOS). Three new Laboratories and hostel for visiting scientists will be constructed and three existing buildings will be rehabilitated at the National Institute for Freshwater Fisheries Research (NIFFR) New-Bussa Niger State, which is the NCOS.
The Design phase of the consultancy assignment will be awarded as Phase 1 with a lump-sum contract, while the Supervision Phase will be awarded as Phase 2 with a time-based contract.
Expression of Interest must be submitted in four copies clearly marked “Expression of Interest for either A, B, C, D, E or F address to the Project Coordination Office (PCO), West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAAPP), Interested firms must provide adequate information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, general qualifications and availability of appropriate skills among staff, and so forth). Consultancy firms may associate to enhance their qualifications.
A consulting firm will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers (January, 2011). The selection method for all the consultancy service Consultant Qualification (CQ)
Interested firms may obtain further information at the address below during office hours (0900 to 1700 hours) on Mondays to Fridays.
Expression of interest must be delivered to the address below on or before 1st August 2013.
National Project Coordinator,
Project Coordination Office (PCO)
West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAAPP)
No. 32, Constitution Avenue, Gaduwa Estate, Gudu District,
Abuja FCT, Nigeria