SKILLS FOR A VIBRANT ECONOMY – SAVE PROJECT
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
(CONSULTING SERVICES – FIRMS SELECTION)
PROJECT: Skills for a Vibrant Economy (SAVE)
LOAN NO. CREDIT NO./GRANT NO: IDA – 68910
ASSIGNMENT TITLE: Consultancy Service to design and supervise Construction of Entrepreneurs Training and
Incubation Centre ETIC
REFERENCE NO: MW-MZUNI-312346-CS-QCBS
Mzuzu University through the Ministry of Education has received a grant from the World Bank towards the cost of the Skills for A Vibrant Economy (SAVE) Project to construct an Entrepreneurs Training and Incubation Centre (ETIC) for Energy and ICT. The facility will provide a platform for youth, instructors/mentors and industry interface for innovation development, incubation and upscaling and out scaling. The ETIC will also offer youth, vulnerable groups and female students assistance in the development and implementation of business strategies by providing mentoring, entrepreneurial training and basic support, as well as marketing and distribution support through various forums. The ETIC will further provide a suitable learning environment for innovators and will support Mzuzu University research, extension and development continuum with youth, vulnerable groups and the communities. The design for the multi-storey facility is expected to accommodate under one roof activities related to ICT and Energy skills development: and entrepreneurship culture.
It is against this background that Mzuzu University would like to engage the design and supervision consultant. The consultancy service will involve production of preliminary and detailed construction designs, cost estimates, and full construction management of the project in order to realise a quality and efficient implementation of the Entrepreneurs Training and Incubation Centre (ETIC) Project at Mzuzu University, Luwinga Campus.
Mzuzu University now invites eligible consultancy firms (consultants) to express their interest in provision of the services. The interested consultants are required to demonstrate that they have the required qualifications, relevant skills set and experience to be able to perform the consultancy services. For the consultancy firm to be shortlisted should be able to meet the following minimum criterion:
- Background of the firm and relevant expertise, outlining specific capabilities relevant to the scope of the assignment as well as registration and status with any relevant professional bodies or regulators.
- Understanding of the terms of references and the tasks to be accomplished, including any specific comments on the TORs.
- A description of the services to be provided and an approach to the consultancy for designing and supervising the ETIC demonstrating an understanding of the practice from Malawi context.
- Provide past performance/track record by giving examples of previous successful consultancy services on designing and supervising the works similar to ETIC.
The attention of the interested consultants is drawn to section III, paragraphs 3.14, 3.16. and 3.17 of the World Bank’s “Procurement Regulations for IFP Borrowers” dated November 2020(“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.
Consultants may associate with other firms to increase their qualifications but should indicate clearly whether the association is in the form of a joint venture JV and/or a sub-consultancy. In the case of a JV, all the partners shall be jointly and severally liable for the entire period of the contract if they are selected.
The consultants will be selected in accordance with the consultants’ qualifications based on the “Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS)” method as set out in the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations. Five to eight consulting firms top ranked based on the evaluation of the Expressions of Interest will be invited for submission of technical and financial proposals. This will be followed by a pre-contract negotiation meeting with the successful consulting firm.
Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours from 07:30 to 16:30 hours local time.
Expressions of Interest marked, “Consultancy Service to design and supervise Construction of Entrepreneurs Training and Incubation Centre ETIC”, must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail or by e-mail) on or before 24th February 2023 at 14:00 hours.The Chairman,
Post expires at 2:00pm on Friday February 24th, 2023