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Third-Party Monitoring Firm or Organization, Mogadishu, Somalia

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The Federal Republic of Somali

Ministry of labour and Social Affairs

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (REOI)

COUNTRY:                   Federal Republic of Somalia (FGS)

NAME OF PROJECT:   Somalia Shock-Responsive Safety Net for Locust Response Project (SNLRP)

PROJECT ID:                P174065                        

Assignment Title:           Third-Party Monitoring Firm or Organization

Reference No.:                SO-MOLSA-252501-CS-QCBS

Place of assignment:        Mogadishu, Somalia

 The Federal Republic of Somalia through the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (MoLSA) has received financing from the World Bank towards the cost of the Somalia Shock-Responsive Safety Net for Locust Response Project (SNLRP)

The SNLRP is a World Bank-funded US$ 115 million to be implemented over a 1 year period. It aims to protect food security and livelihoods of poor and vulnerable households affected by the locust outbreak. The project is guided by principles of government ownership and capacity strengthening, collaboration with partners, complementarity with humanitarian assistance, and enhanced resilience. The FGS, through the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (MOLSA) is responsible for all aspects of project design and implementation. MoLSA will coordinate closely with humanitarian and development partners active in the safety net sector to learn from their developed capacity and know-how of delivering emergency safety net style assistance on a large scale.

MoLSA is responsible for the overall implementation, management, and coordination of the program, including coordination with relevant authorities at federal member state level. MoLSA engages WFP to support the implementation of Component 1. WFP in turn engages other entities to provide the following specific services as required.

WFP manages the entire SNLRP cash transfer business cycle using the SCOPE platform, coordinates the activities of cooperating partners (NGOs), executes payments through mobile payment service providers, and operates a GRM hotline. NGOs – or cooperating partners – provide communication with communities, organize and facilitate the CBT, conduct registration and enrollment (different from cooperating partners that conduct CBT), and beneficiary identity verification.

The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs 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 SNLRP additional financing.  

The consulting services (“Services”) is required to be undertaken through a Third Party Monitoring (TPM) approach with the following objectives through a mix of qualitative and quantitative assessment techniques: (a) Assess the extent to which SNLRP operational protocols, as defined in the project operations manual (POM), are being followed through process monitoring; (b) the intended beneficiaries are receiving the cash transfer (c) the transfers provided are the correct amount, and (d) Post distribution monitoring of the use of cash benefits. The detailed scope of tasks for the assignment are provide in the Terms of Reference.

Process monitoring visits will cover a sample of approximately 40 communities covered by the TOR. Communities will be identified through two principle means: (a) communities selected randomly (approximately 35) using a robust randomization algorithm; (b) communities selected based on information received through the GRM (approximately 5). Two rounds of process monitoring visits will be conducted, one after each payment delivery.

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 Affairs 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.

  1. Experience of undertaking similar third-party monitoring assignments involving multi implementation agencies for safety net programs; field research, quantitative and qualitative assessments; data collection, analysis and effective reporting writing.

 3.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 3rd November 2021at 12:00 Hours (Mogadishu Time)

Social Protection Unit-ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

Villa Somalia, Mogadishu

Federal Republic of Somalia

Email: procurement@molsa.gov.so 

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