State Employment and Expenditure for Results Project
Consultancy for the implementation of Budget, Accounting, Expenditure Control and Reporting and Public Finance legislation Reforms
Reference No. ED/SEEFOR/CONSULTANCY/001
The Federal Government of Nigeria is receiving financing from the International Development Associations toward the cost of the State Employment and Expenditure for Results Project. Edo State is a beneficiary of the credit and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services for improving the effectiveness of public financial management in the state through Budgeting, Accounting. Expenditure Control and reporting and Public Finance legislation reforms
The Consulting Services (“the Services”) include the review of current public financial management practices and regulations in order to facilitate transparency and accountability in the management of public resources in Edo state. The review will be in the area of budget preparation. Accounting, Expenditure control and financial reporting and public finance legislation.
The State Project Coordinating Unit now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The short listing criteria are:
- A reputable Public Finance Management firm with 10 years experience in public sector Accounting, Budgeting, Financial Management and Public Finance related laws.
- The firm should have at least 5 years of operation/experience in relevant public financial management field.
- Evidence of successful implementation of similar assignment in the public sector, providing detailed references and contact information.
- Experience in similar condition.
The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers January 2011 Edition
(Consultant Guidelines”) setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.
Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub consultancy to enhance their qualifications.
Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality Cost Base Selection method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.
Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours: 0900 to 1600 hours.
Expressions of interest must he delivered in a written form to the address below (in person. or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail)
22nd October, 2012
Edo State Employment and Expenditure for Results (‘SEEFOR)
State Project (Coordinating Unit (SPCU)
A tin: Project Coordinator
Ministry of Budget, Planning and Economic Development
8th Floor, B Wins’ Palm house, Sapele Road,
234, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.