State employment and Expenditure for Results Project
Consultancy to conduct tax survey, develop a database and review the organisational structure of the State Tax Board.
Reference No. ED/SEE FOR/CONSULTANCY/ 005
The Federal Government of Nigeria is receiving financing from the International Development Associations (IDA) towards 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 and efficiency of the State Board of Internal Revenue.
The Consulting Services (“the Services”) include conducting a state wide tax survey and determination of the functional and technical requirement for the Electronic Database Management Systems (EDMS) for sustainable and robust tax base in the state. This will help check tax evasion and consequently, improve the overall revenue profile of the state. The consulting firm will also review the existing structure and recommend an appropriate organizational structure for the State Board of Internal Revenue.
The State Project Coordinating Unit now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consulting firms should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services.
The short listing criteria are:
- A reputable Firm with a minimum often years cognate experience in Tax Administration and Tax law reforms, socio-economic surveys and enumeration. In addition the consulting firms should have experience in electronic database development and management.
- The firm should have efficient Tax, ICT and HR development units.
- The firm must have carried out at least five (5) Tax administration and organizational/HR reform assignments in the last five years.
- Demonstrable evidence of experience in tax reform and HR reform in the public sector in Nigeria or any African country
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 sub consultancy to enhance their qualifications.
A 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 be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail or by fax,)
22nd October, 2012.
Edo State Employment timid Expenditure for Results (SEE FOR,)
State Project Coordinating Unit (SPCU)
Attn: Project Coordinator
Ministry of Budget, Planning amid Economic Development
8th Floor, B Wing, Palm House, Sapele Road,
234, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.