Invitation for Request for Expressions of Interest    Status:Approved


Ministry/Division : Ministry of Commerce
Agency : Ministry of Commerce
Procuring Entity Name : Project Director, Bangladesh Regional Connectivity Project-1
Procuring Entity Code :
Procuring Entity District : Dhaka
Expression of Interest for Selection of : Consulting Firm (National)  (Lump-Sump)
Title Of Service : Consultancy/Research firm for conducting 03 studies suggested by NTTFC in FY 2018-19
EOI Ref. No. : 26.00.0000. (BRCP/MOC/SD-01)
Date : 06/01/2019


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


Budget and Source of Funds : Development Budget Grant/Credit
Development Partners :


Project/Programme Name :
EOI Closing Date and Time : 23/01/2019 3.00PM


Brief Description of Assignment : The project will conduct the following three studies in 2018-19 fiscal year that are critical for export promotion and trade facilitation. These studies aim to develop in-depth understanding about three relevant areas of trade facilitation and are directly linked with the activities of three implementing agencies of the BRCP-1 umbrella project. • Agenda 1: Review of collaborative border management-institutional mechanisms for coordinating across sectors/ministries and across countries; • Agenda 2: Analysis of laws and regulations governing border operations; • Agenda 3: How comparable countries are addressing implementation of TFA.
Experience, Resources and Delivery Capacity Required : The interested consulting firm should provide evidence of the following in their applications: ? The Consulting firm shall have the legal capacity to enter into the contract; ? The firm should have at least 07 years of general experience in providing consulting services out of which at least 03 years of experience in national and international trade related research or studies for public and private sector; ? The firm should have successfully completed at least one service contract related to national and international trade including border management operations of Bangladesh within last 5 years; ? The firm should have experience in working with development partner’s funded projects (IDA financed project experience would be desirable); ? The required average annual turnover of the consulting firm shall be at least Tk. 30 Lac in last three years; ? A capacity statement on available training facilities, IT equipment, logistics support, transport and office space; ? Undertaking that the firm has not been blacklisted or debarred by any Government Organization or by IDA; ? List of key professional staff including proposed core team for the assignment, showing qualification and experience including the projects/assignment on which they have worked, their role in the assignment/project and duration of their engagement with the assignment/project. ? Required Documents: The Company must submit the following documents: Company Registration, Up to date Tax payment certification and VAT registration certificate; Audited Financial statement (last 03 Years); Company Brochure.
Other Details (if applicable) : Expected term of contract is 06 months. The expected date of commencement is 1st April, 2019 and completion 30 September, 2019.The consulting firm shall submit 2 (two) copies of Expression of Interest (EOI) (One original and one copy) and one soft copy (in MS word) in sealed envelope; clearly marked “EOI for Consultancy/Research firm for conducting 03 studies suggested by NTTFC in FY 2018-19” to the Project Director (Joint Secretary), Bangladesh Regional Connectivity Project-1, Level-12 (West side), Probashi Kollayn Bhaban, 71-72 Old Elephant Road, Eskaton Garden, Dhaka-1000 on or before 23/01/2019 up to 3.00 pm. Copy of the indicative TOR may be collected from the office of the Project Director or through email: or or by visiting
Association with foreign firms is : Encouraged
Eoi Detail Information
Ref No Phasing Of Services Location Start Date Completion Date
1 N/A Dhaka N/A N/A


Name of Official Inviting EOI : Md. Hemayet Uddin
Designation of Official Inviting EOI : Project Director (Joint Secretary)
Address of Official Inviting EOI : Bangladesh Regional Connectivity Project-1, Level-12 (West side), Probashi Kollayn Bhaban, 71-72 Old Elephant Road, Eskaton Garden, Dhaka-1000
Contact details of Official Inviting EOI : Phone : 02-55138022, Fax : , Email :
The procuring entity reserves the right to accept or reject all tenders