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Request for Expressions of Interest Development of the Somali Customs Website

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The Federal Republic of Somalia

Ministry of Finance

Request for Expressions of Interest

Development of the Somali Customs Website


The Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) would like to procure website development services for the establishment of an external Somali Customs website, which will provide information to national and international customers. Although there is a page on the Ministry’s website for Customs, the objective is to develop a new, standalone website. This Customs website will though be hosted on the Ministry of Finance’s IT infrastructure and linked to the MoF broader website. The website will be maintained and run by Somali Customs upon completion.

  1. Scope of Services

The Customs and Revenue Department of the Ministry of Finance of the Federal Government of Somalia is seeking the services of a web developer to design and build a new external website for Somali Customs, in two languages. The website will set out relevant information for the local and international customers of Customs, which include traders, brokers and potential investors. The award will be made to a responsive and responsible individual or firm based on best value and professional capability.

The web developer will provide Somali Customs team with a simple to use website that will:

Have a contemporary visual look

Share information and documentation for Customs procedures, tariffs and duty rates Share news and updates from Somali Custom

Present information on Somali Customs in an ordered and structured manner Be easy to navigate and user friendly

Have back-end functionalities which make it easy for the Customs team to maintain, edit and update the website content and images themselves

Enable email feedback, disputes and enquiries from customers to be submitted Be available in both English and Somali

Link to social media

Be optimized for mobile access

Have Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) that delivers top Google results

The developer should also:

Develop a user manual and deliver a training session for the Customs website support team and MoF system administrators to upload new content, refresh existing content, and perform system maintenance and administration as required.

Provide administrative and technical support support and maintenance, and quality control support, for a transition period of six months after the website is completed

If applicable, hand over the full source code (including any developed libraries) to Customs.

For further Information please visit the Ministry of Finance Public Procurement website, http://mof.gov.so/public-procurement for more details.

EOI submissions are due by midnight EAT on Monday August 26th, 2019.

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