Expression of Interest for the Recruitment of a Consultant for the study on Ecowan Market Analysis and Business Model at Ecowas Commission

Posted by Kelvin on Fri 28th Sep, 2012 -

Expression of Interest for the Recruitment of a Consultant for the study on Ecowan Market Analysis and Business Model

1.) The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) seeks to engage the services of a Consultant for the Study on ECOWAN Market Analysis and Business Model.

2.) The Purpose of the Study

Market Analysis:
The analysis will examine potential market opportunities for the ECO WAN, including the market for the product, existing product offering, market prices, projections and competition. The projected demand will determine the anticipated level of revenue needed to operate and maintain the ECOWAN infrastructure,

Business and financial model:
The business model will cover the economic and financial viability of the ECOWAN applications, products and services. It will primarily focus on the variables in revenue projections taking into account qualitative and quantitative factors, return of investment and financing strategies,

It will also develop a financial model for the proposed project and identify the best, baseline and worst case scenarios. It should provide projections for IRR, EIRR. and Benefit Cost Ratio based on discounted cash flow evaluation models, Highlight relevant assumptions for the model.

3.) The firm selected to conduct this mission shall, at least have the following:
  • Experienced in financial and legal advisory services in the field of telecommunications or lCTs,
  • participated in at least 2 ICT related projects, especially fiber optic development in the last five(5) years
  • Had experience in financial management and economic analysis, particularly in developing countries and West Africa;
  • Have the ability to produce and provide materials in at least two of the Ecowas official languages. namely: English, Portuguese and French;
4.) The selection procedure will be based on Quality arid Cost in accordance with the Ecowas Tender Code. Ecowas Commission is under no obligation to shortlist any consultant who expresses interest.
The interested Consultants can establish in Grouping to increase their level of qualification.

5.) The ECOWAS Commission now invites eligible consultants (Firms) to indicate their interest in providing these services. The interested consultants have to supply the information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services, including:
  • list of the staff and the skills for the mission;
  • indication of the verifiable technical references in the field of the present mission: the year, the cost of the mission, list of previous clients for this type of mission specifying, the name of the representative of the client, the implemented methodology and the obtained results;
  • the completes address of the firm (location, person to contact, BP, Telephone, Fax, Email),
The firms that are part of an international network are to submit one expression of interest.

6. Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours: Monday to Friday from 9:00a.m. (GMT+1) to 5.00p.m. (GMT+1). ECOWAS  Commission , Directorate of General Administration Procurement Unit, 101, Yakubu Gowon Crescent Asokaro District, P. M. B. 401 Abuja Nigeria. Courier: ;

Closing Date
29th October, 2012

Submission of Bid
Expressions of interest must be delivered in sealed envelopes and clearly marked: “RECRUITMENT OF A CONSULTANT FOR THE STUDY ON ECOWAN MARKET ANALYS1S AND) BUSINESS MODEL, do not open except in presence of the Tender Committee” to

ECOWAS Commission,
Directorate of General Administration,
Procurement Unit,
101 Yakubu Gowan Crescent Asokoro District,
P. M. B. 401 Abuja Nigeria.