The United States of America, acting through the Millennium Challenge Corporation (“MCC”) and the Government of Cote d’Ivoire (the “Government” or “GoCI”) have entered into a Millennium Challenge Compact for Millennium Challenge Account assistance to help facilitate poverty reduction through economic growth in Cote d`Ivoire (the “Compact”) in the amount of approximately US$ 524.7 million (“MCC Funding”). The Government, acting through MCA-Cote d’Ivoire (the “MCA Entity”), intends to apply a portion of the MCC Funding to eligible payments under a contract for which this Request for Proposals (“RFP”) is issued. Any payments made by the MCA Entity under the proposed contract will be subject, in all respects, to the terms and conditions of the Compact and related documents, including restrictions on the use and distribution of MCC Funding. The Compact and its related documents can be found on the MCC website (www.mcc.gov) and on the CNPC website (www.cnpc-mcc.ci).
The Compact program includes two (2) projects:
- The Skills for Employability and Productivity Project (Skills Project) which aims to increase the number of years of education received and improve the acquisition of quality, in-demand basic skills, including reading, math, and soft skills, for lower secondary students; and (ii) to improve the acquisition of quality, in-demand technical skills and increase job placement rates among graduates of Compact-supported technical and vocational education and training (“TVET”) centers;
- The Abidjan Transport Project (ATP) which aims to reduce vehicle operating costs and travel times along targeted road segments, while improving overall pedestrian and vehicle mobility and safety. 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.
MCA-Côte d’Ivoire, serving as the client, will hire a consulting firm (the “Consultant”) as the Environmental and Social Oversight Consultant (“ESOC”) for the Skills Project. The ESOC shall participate in the preparation and implementation of the MCA-Cote d’Ivoire Environmental and Social Management System (“ESMS”). The ESOC shall also provide support, expertise, and general program management concerning: stakeholder engagement, preparation of CGES and RPF, as well as global environmental, social, resettlement, health and safety overseeing, in compliance with MCC Environmental Guidelines and IFC Performance Standards.
In order to perform services under this contract, the Consultant will also have to work in close consultation with other Consultants hired by the MCA-Côte d’Ivoire Skills as well as certain GoCI ministries and agencies referred to as the Implementing Entities (“IEs”) that will collaborate with MCA-Côte d’Ivoire in furtherance of the Compact program. Each of the Implementing Entities will sign an Implementing Entity Agreement (“IEA”) with MCA-Côte d’Ivoire.
A Consultant will be selected under the Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS) method, the evaluation procedure for which is described in sections of the RFP in accordance with “MCC Program Procurement Guidelines” which are provided on the MCC website www.mcc.gov.
The complete RFP can be downloaded through the following link https://www.dropbox.com/sh/iybh07lmqyfg2yu/AADeet9MRSxIrPJu1jFfLrafa?dl=0. Consultants interested in submitting a Proposal, should submit a completed registration firm (found at the link provided above) by e-mail with the reference and subject of the RFP to the Procurement Agent at MCACotedIvoirePA@cardno.com. This will ensure that the Consultants receive updates, clarifications and/or addendums as well as the link for the electronic submission of the Proposals regarding this RFP.
Proposals must be delivered in the manner specified in the Section I ITC 18, no later than May 3rd, 2019 at 2.00 pm Abidjan - Côte d’Ivoire Time. Late proposals will be rejected.
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