REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Needs Assessment for the Development of an Integrated Tax Automation System and Transitioning to a Cashless Tax Payment System
Government of Somaliland (GoSL)
Domestic Revenue Mobilization and Public Financial Management Capacity Strengthening Project
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
(CONSULTING SERVICES – FIRMS SELECTION)
Country: Republic of Somaliland
Name of the Project: Domestic Revenue Mobilization and Public Financial Management Capacity Strengthening Project (DRM&PFM CSP Project)
Assignment Title:Needs Assessment for the Development of an Integrated Tax Automation System and Transitioning to a Cashless Tax Payment System
Project ID: P151492, TF#:TF-A0389
Publication Date: July 10, 2019,
Deadline Date: July 24, 2019
Ref No. SO-MOF-SL-111321-CS-CQS
The Government of Somaliland (GoSL) has received Additional Financing from the World Bank towards the implementation of the Domestic Revenue Mobilization (DRM) and Public Financial Management (PFM) Capacity Strengthening Project. The overall project development objective (PDO) is to ‘strengthen systems of domestic revenue mobilization, expenditure control and accountability in Somaliland. The GoSL therefore wishes to use part of the funds allocated under the Domestic Revenue Mobilization (DRM) and Public Financial Management (PFM) Capacity Strengthening Project to pay for the services requested in this Terms of Reference.
As part of its continuous improvement drive, the GoSL requires the services of a firm to conduct needs quality assurance for the implementation of SLFMIS.
The objective of this assignment is delivering actionable outputs for three activities. (a) needs assessment for development and implementation of an integrated revenue automation system / integrated tax administration system (ITAS)one each for customs, and inland revenue; (b) operationalizing an e-payment system for revenue collection based on the existing money transfer system in Somaliland; and (c) Upgrading the taxpayer registration base and taxpayer identification number (TIN).
The proposed duration for the assignment is 100 (One hundred) workingday from starting date.
The detailed Terms of Reference (ToR) for the assignment can be found at the following website: www.somalilandpfm.org or can be provided upon submission of application in person or by e-mail. The e-mail address is provided below.
The Ministry of Finance 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 (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff etc.). The shortlisting criteria are as follows:
- Core business of the firm and years in business.
- Specific experience in successfully implementing similar assignments (in developing ICT systems of tax administration or 10 years’ experience in developing public financial management information systems (FMIS)
- Experience of relevant services in an environment similar to that of Somaliland (Demonstrate experience in undertaking similar assignments in the context of the public-sector setting internationally or in the region with similar environment as in Somaliland).
- Technical and managerial organization of the firm (provide only the structure of the organization, general qualification and number of key staff). Do not provide CVs of key staff. Key experts will not be evaluated at the shortlisting stage.
Attention of interested Consultants is drawn to section III, para 3.14,3.16 & 3.17 of the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers: Procurement in Investment Projects Financing Goods, Works, Non -Consulting and Consulting Services, July 2016, revised November 2017 and August 2018 (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.
Consultants may associate with other firms to enhance their qualification but should indicate clearly whether the association is in the form of a joint venture and/or a sub-consultancy. In the case of a joint venture, all the partners in the joint venture shall be jointly and severally liable for the entire contract, if selected.
A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Consultant Qualification Selection (CQS) method set out in the Procurement Regulations.
Interested Consultant may obtain further information (in person or by e-mail) at the address below during office hours from 8.00 a.m.– 4.00 p.m. Saturday to Thursday except on public holidays.
Expressions of interest should be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by e-mail) by July 24, 2019 at 4.00 p.m. local Time.
Domestic Revenue Mobilization and Public Financial Management Reform Coordination Unit,
Ministry of Finance, Hargeisa, Somaliland
Republic of Somaliland, Opposite of Ministry of Higher Education and Science
Attention: DRM&PFM Project Coordinator
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org a to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org