Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR)
Phase 2, Block D, 3rd Floor, Federal Secretariat Complex, Shehu Shagari Way, Abuja
Economic Reforms and Governance Project
World Bank Assisted (Credit No: 4011 UNI)
Implementation of Performance Improvement Facility Scheme in the Federal Civil Service:
Lot 4: Installation of E-Library in Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs)
Request for Expression of Interest
The Federal Government of Nigeria has obtained a credit from the International
Development Association (IDA) towards the implementation of the Economic Reforms and Governance Project (ERGP), The Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR), an agency of Government is a beneficiary of the credit and intends to apply part of the proceeds of the credit for services, including the engagement of a reputable Information Technology and Communication (ICT) consultant to design, develop and install E-Library System in Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). The installation of the E-Library in MDAs is part of the BPSR ERGP Performance Improvement Facility (PIF) scheme aimed at improving MDAs operations and service delivery of the citizenry.
in the Federal Civil Service, access to relevant information and documentation in a timely manner is very vital to decision-making. However, in most arms of the Federal Civil Service, such information is not always readily available and when it is, it is outdated most of the time. The challenge is to have a system put in place that will allow staff to get whatever information they require at the shortest possible time. Hence the need for the creation of a virtual repository of information that is accessible from anywhere at any time. The digital virtual is an electronic library that behaves and operate just like a real world library but is accessible via a computer over a network or the internet. Once the virtual library is implemented, users will have access to its contents by registering and then borrowing whatever materials they require just like in a regular library. The library will be recognized content providers from all over the world. Through this system, the MDAs will be in a position to digital and upload a number relevant documents, polices and programmes to the library. The E-Library will reside in the MDAs but the contents will be available over the internet.
Submission of Expression of Interest:
Prospective Consultancy firms are invited to submit Expression of Interest to install E-Library system in MDAs. A more detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) shall be provided with the Request for Proposals (RFP) and sent to firms that will be shortlisted for the consultancy service.
Qualification and Eligibility:
Consultancy Firms must provide the under-listed information and any more indicating that they are qualified to perform the service; viz;
i. Evidence of registration incorporation to provide services in the area of E-Library system (photocopy);
ii. At least Five (5) years’ experience in providing similar E-Library system in sub-Saharan Africa;
iii. Evidence of Technical experience/competence including evidence of similar assignments completed (i.e. veritable track record in E-Library system);
iv. Comprehensive listing of mix of technical staff to be deployed. Evidence of experts in the following areas; information Communication Technology (ICT) exports/System Analysts/Engineers/ Database Administrators and Management Information System experts. Soft-ware technology competencies or similar software solutions competencies:
v. Comprehensive Company profile including registered office, functional contact address. GSM Number and, E-mail address etc.
A firm will be selected in accordance with the procedure set out in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by the World Bank Borrowers, January 1997 (Revised September, 1999, 2002 and May 2004).
Interested Consulting Firms may obtain information at the address below from 10.0 am to 3.00 p.m local time Monday to Friday, except on public holidays. Expression of Interest should be submitted in five (5) hard copies with one electronic copy USB Flash Drive to the address below on or before 6th April 2012 by 3.00 p.m. clearly marked at the top side of the envelope “Expression of Interest for the Selection of E-Library Consultant”
Signed: Permanent Secretary,
Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR)
Phase 2, Block D 3rd Floor, Federal Secretariat Complex,
Shehu Shagari Way, Abuja.