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The Federal Republic of Somali

Ministry of labour and Social Affairs

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (REOI) Third-Party Monitoring Firm or Organization

COUNTRY:                 Federal Republic of Somalia (FGS)

NAME OF PROJECT: Somalia Shock-Responsive Safety Net for Human capital project (SNHCP)

PROJECT ID:              P171346                     

Assignment Title:         Third-Party Monitoring Firm or Organization

Reference No.:                        SO-MOLSA-142540-CS-QCBS

Place of assignment:    Mogadishu, Somalia

The Federal Republic of Somalia through the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare (MoLSA) has received financing from the World Bank towards the cost of the Somalia Shock-Responsive Safety Net for Human Capital Project (SNHCP)

SNHCP is a national unconditional cash transfer program implemented by MoLSA and delivered by World Food Program (WFP). The program will deliver cash benefits to approximately 200,000 poor and vulnerable households with children under 5 years of age in 21 districts located in all states of Somalia. SNHCP will pay daily wages per household per month with cash distribution (Payment Cycle) occurring quarterly. Currently 4 Payment Cycles are planned, with additional payment cycles being possible subject to additional financing.

Implementation of the SNCHP involves multiple agencies. MoLSA is responsible for the overall implementation, management and coordination of the program, including coordination with relevant authorities at federal member state level. MoLSAwillengage WFP to support the implementation; WFP in its turn engages other entities to provide specific services as required. WFP manages the entire SNHCP business cycle using the SCOPE platform and coordinates activities of NGOs, Cooperating Partners and Payment Agencies in the field and operates a GRM hotline. The NGOs provide communication with communities, organize and facilitate the CBT, conduct registration and enrollment (different from Cooperating Partners that conduct CBT), and identity, verification and beneficiary card top-ups. Payment service providers deliver cash benefits to beneficiaries, while nutrition service providers extend nutrition services to the SNHCP beneficiaries.

The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare intends to apply part of the proceeds of the grant to engage a firm to provide third part monitoring services across the scope of the SNCHP.

The consulting services (“Services”) is required to be undertaken througha Third Party Monitoring(TPN) approach with the following objectives through a mix of qualitative and quantitative assessment techniques: (a) Assess the extent to which SNHCP operational protocols, as defined in the project operations manual (POM), are being followed through processmonitoring; (b)Determine whether cash transfer beneficiaries are receiving the benefit amount assigned to them through spot check visits to payment sites; (c) Post distribution monitoring of the use of cash benefits. The detailed scope of tasks for the assignment are provide in the Terms of Reference.

The TPM assignment will be executed in two phases covering project implementation Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3. Phase 1 will be (December 2019 – November 2020); and phase 2 will be executed for project years 2 and 3 until the last payment cycle (estimated 8 cycles) for the phase is completed (November 2020 to October 2022).  Phase two would be based on review of circumstances and changes that may happen during the phase one and availability of funding.

The detailed Terms of Reference for the assignment can be found at the following website:  www.molsa.gov.so or it can be provided upon submission of application in person or by e-mail. The e-mail address is provided below.

The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare now invites eligible third-party firms (“Consultant”) 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.  The short-listing criteria are as follows:

  1. Core business of the firm and years in business.
  2. Experience of undertaking similar third-party monitoringassignments involving multi implementation agencies for safety net programs; field research, quantitative and qualitative assessments; data collection, analysis and effective reporting writing.
  3. Experience of relevant services in an environment similar to that of Somalia; and
  4. The technical and managerial organization of the firm. (Provide only the structure of the organization, general qualifications and number of key staff. Do not provide CV of staff). Key experts will not be evaluated at the shortlisting stage.

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraphs 3.14, 3.16 and 3.17 of the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers: Procurement in Investment Financing – Goods, Works, Non-Consulting and Consulting Services dated July 2016 and revised in 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 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 Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS) method set out in the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations.

Interested Consultant may obtain further information at the address below during office hours from 8:30am to 3.30pm Mogadishu time (Excluding public holidays).

Expressions of interest (EOI) should be delivered (in person or by e-mail) in a written form in three (3) hard copies (if not by e-mail) to the address below by 3rdDec 2019 at 12:00 Hours (Mogadishu Time)

Social protection Unit-Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

Villa Somalia, Mogadishu

Federal Republic of Somalia

Email: socialp@molsa.gov.so  and copy 114jibril@gmail.com

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