Request for Expressions of Interest Procurement of Consultancy for External Auditing for Abia CSDP

Posted by Chinyere on Tue 06th Nov, 2012 -

The Federal Republic of Nigeria has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Community and Social Development Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consultancy services for External Auditing for Abia CSDP.

The Community and Social Development Project (CSDP) is a development intervention that built on the LEEMP and CPRP structures to effectively target social and natural resources at the community level, as well as improve LGA responsibility to service delivery. One of the key highlights of the CSDP is that clear-cut supportive roles and responsibilities are provided for the key actors in the project cycle. They include: the Federal level, the State level, the Local Government level and the community level. The following are the 3 major components:

Project Component: 1 - Coordination & Program Support.
Project Component: 2 - LGAJ Sectoral Ministries Capacity & Partnership Building
Project Component: 3 - Community-Driven Investment.

Objective of the Service:

The overall objective for Hiring of External Auditors is to perform external auditing of the Abia CSDP operations, assess the Agency’s existing financial management system and produce a comprehensive report on the outcomes.

The Team Leader must have an advanced degree in Economics, Accountancy, Management or Business Administration and at home with accounting software. He/She must also be a member of acceptable accounting professional body with over 10 (ten) years cognate experience.

Scope of Service
The External Auditing Services shall be annually and renewable upon satisfactory performance.

Selection Method
Consultants’ Qualification (CQ) method shall be used to process the selection of External Audit consultants.

Payment Schedules
30% of the contract sum upon submission and acceptance of inception report.
50% of the contract sum on submission of draft report.
20% of the contract sum on submission and acceptance of final report.

The Abia State Agency for Community and Social Development Project (ABIA-CSDP) now invites eligible consultants to indicate their interest in providing the services.

Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.). Consultants may associate to enhance their qualifications.

A consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers (current edition).

Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours 8.00AM to 4.00PM Monday through Friday except on public holidays.

Closing Date
Expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below by 4PM 23rd November, 2012.

General Manager
18 Orlu Street/Umuwaya Road
Umuahia, Abia State