Request for Expressions of Interest - Consultant to support DRC EITI on beneficial ownership transparency
The EITI International Secretariat is seeking to strengthen its support to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on beneficial ownership transparency. The Secretariat is seeking a consultant to support to the DRC EITI multi-stakeholder group (MSG) in conducting a study to review the implementation of Requirement 2.5 of the EITI Standard on beneficial ownership to date, to assess the reliability and comprehensiveness of existing data and to formulate recommendations to improve beneficial ownership transparency in the DRC. Details on the expected deliverables and the timeline for completing the assignment are in the attached Terms of Reference (available in French only).
The consultant must be a reputable firm perceived by the MSG to be credible, trustworthy and technically competent. In order to ensure the quality and independence of the exercise, the consultant is required, in their proposal, to disclose any actual or potential conflicts of interest, together with commentary on how any such conflict can be avoided.
A consultant will be selected following a quality- and cost-based selection procedure.
Cconsultants should submit:
- A Technical Proposal, outlining: (a) the experience of the firm / consultants, (b) the proposed methodology and work plan in response to the Terms of Reference (TORs) and (c) the key experts’ qualifications and competence. The Technical Proposal should not include any financial information. Technical proposals containing material financial information shall be declared non-responsive.
- A Financial Proposal, clearly indicating a lump sum financial proposal, inclusive of all costs associated with required travel and applicable taxes. The financial proposal should clearly differentiate fees from any other reimbursable expenses. The daily rate for the consultant fees should be clearly indicated. The Financial Proposal should be sent as a password protected PDF file. The passwords should not be sent. The passwords will be requested following the assessment of the technical proposals.
Proposals to be submitted in French. The consultants will be expected to communicate with national stakeholders in French.
Proposals must be delivered by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 18 January 2021.