Invitation for Request for Expressions of Interest    Status:Corrigendum


Ministry/Division : Ministry of Commerce
Agency : Ministry of Commerce
Procuring Entity Name : Project Director (Additional Secretary), Export Competitiveness for Jobs Project SEL Rose N Dale Building (6th Floor) 116, Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, Dhaka-1000.
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Procuring Entity District : Dhaka
Expression of Interest for Selection of : Consulting Firm (International)  (Time-Based)
Title Of Service : Consulting services for the Management of the Export Readiness Fund (Fund)
EOI Ref. No. : 26.00.0000.
Date : 13/05/2018


Procurement Sub-Method : Quality and Cost Based Selection(QCBS)


Budget and Source of Funds : Development Budget Grant/Credit
Development Partners : World bank Group


Project/Programme Name : Export Competitiveness for Jobs (EC4J) Project
EOI Closing Date and Time : 04/06/2018 5:00 pm


Brief Description of Assignment : The Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh (GoB) has received a credit (IDA Credit No: 6042-BD) in an amount equivalent to USD 100.00 million as additional financing from the International Development Association (IDA), toward the cost of Export Competitiveness for Jobs (EC4J) Project to be implemented by the Ministry of Commerce (MoC) and intends to apply part of the proceeds of this credit to payments for consultancy services for the Management of the Export Readiness Fund (Fund) under the project. The consulting services (“the Services”) include (a) formulating policy and strategy of the fund; (b) implement fund promotion activities; (c) manage fund operations; and (d) fund monitoring, evaluation and completion. The Fund Manager will be in charge of day-to-day operations, outreach, appraisal, selection, disbursement, verification and completion of projects. Firm with extensive experiences in managing similar funds in multiple countries will be short listed. The Fund Manager will be recruited for up to 42 months starting tentatively from December 2018. The brief Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment and soft copy of prescribed format (Format-A) can be downloaded from the URL Addresses:; or can be obtained upon request from the address below either by e-mail or in person during the office hours (Local Time: 09:00 to 17:00hours). The Ministry of Commerce, Government of Bangladesh 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.
Experience, Resources and Delivery Capacity Required : The short listing criteria are: • Previous experience in managing international grant funds with international donor organizations or on behalf of government. • Technical & financial capacity and necessary human resources such as Grant Officers, Finance Managers and Operations Manager. • Expertise in Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) including the creation of a delivery and performance monitoring system for grants projects. • Broad grant management experience in a range of countries, especially in developing countries and South Asia. • Previous experience working with Government counterparts. • Experience working in English and local language. Key Experts will not be evaluated at the short listing stage. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to Section III, paragraphs,3.14, 3.16, and 3.17 of the World Bank’s “Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers” July 2016 (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. Consultants may associate with other firms to enhance their qualifications, 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 (JV), 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 Cost Based Selection (QCBS) method set out in the Procurement Regulations.
Other Details (if applicable) : Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by 04 June, 2018 within 17:00 hours (Local Time).
Association with foreign firms is : Encouraged
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Name of Official Inviting EOI : Md. Obaidul Azam
Designation of Official Inviting EOI : Project Director (Additional Secretary)
Address of Official Inviting EOI : Export Competitiveness for Jobs Project, SEL Rose N Dale Building (6th Floor), 116, Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, Dhaka-1000.
Contact details of Official Inviting EOI : Phone : 880-1711381683, Fax : , Email :

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Last Date Of Submission : 19/06/2018
Last Time Of Submission : Within 17:00 Hours
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