REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

GHANA INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT PROJECT TO OVERSIGHT AND PRIVATE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTIONS (GISP)

Financing Agreement reference: 2100155023616
Project ID No.: ADB/MOF/GISP/CQS/CONS/001/2016

Published: Thursday, 21st July, 2016; The Ghanaian Times; Page 25

The Government of the Republic of Ghana has received financing from the African Development Bank towards the cost of Ghana Institutional Support Project and intends to apply part of the agreed amount for this grant to payments under the contract for procurement of consultancy service for the Parliamentary Service of Ghana under the Ghana Institutional Support Project for the establishment of a Scrutiny Office within the Parliament of Ghana. It has become necessary for Parliament to establish a Scrutiny Office to provide high quality research that is independent of the Executive in order to assist the Leadership and Committees of the House. The Scrutiny Office will engage in providing services for the conduct of independent expert analyses of policy measures, including the scrutiny of international loan agreements introduced in the House. The Parliamentary Service of Ghana now invites eligible Individual Consultants to submit typewritten letters and curriculum vitae indicating that they are qualified to perform the services for the position described above.

Deadline: by Wednesday 10th August 2016 at 2.00 pm.

 

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
(CONSULTING SERVICES – INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANTS)

GHANA INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT PROJECT TO OVERSIGHT AND PRIVATE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTIONS (GISP)

CONSULTANCY SERVICES TO SUPPORT THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A SCRUTINY OFFICE WITHIN THE PARLIAMENTARY SERVICE OF GHANA

Financing Agreement reference: 2100155023616
Project ID No.: ADB/MOF/GISP/CQS/CONS/001/2016

  1. BACKGROUND INFORMATION
    1. Beneficiary country

      The Government of the Republic of Ghana has received financing from the African Development Bank towards the cost of Ghana Institutional Support Project (GISP) and intends to apply part of the agreed amount for this grant to payments under the contract for procurement of consultancy service for the Parliamentary Service of Ghana under the Ghana Institutional Support Project (GISP) for the establishment of a Scrutiny Office within the Parliament of Ghana.

    2. Contracting Authority

      The contracting authority is the Parliamentary Service of Ghana.

  2. PROJECT BACKGROUND

    Parliaments, the world over, exist to ensure transparency and accountability in the governance process. Through their core functions of lawmaking and oversight, Parliaments hold governments accountable on behalf of the people, ensuring that governments' policies and actions are both efficient and commensurate with the needs of the public. Parliament's role is crucial in checking excesses on the part of officials that have the mandate to disburse State resources.

    In carrying out these important duties on behalf of citizens, Parliaments need to have access to timely, up-to-date, accurate and well-researched independent information for effective oversight and decision-making.

Rationale for the Establishment of a Scrutiny Office

Given the current state affairs, it has become necessary for Parliament to establish a Scrutiny Office to provide high quality research that is independent of the Executive in order to assist the Leadership and Committees of the House. The Scrutiny Office will engage in providing services for the conduct of independent expert analyses of policy measures, including the scrutiny of international loan agreements introduced in the House. The quality of information that would be provided is critical in ensuring that MPs are well informed and knowledgeable on the issues that are brought to them for approval.

The GISP/Parliamentary Service of Ghana now invites eligible Individual Consultants to submit typewritten letters and curriculum vitae indicating that they are qualified to perform the services for the position described above. These should include:

  1. Qualifications and general work experience
  2. Description of similar assignments
  3. Experience in similar conditions and demonstration of skills

Only shortlisted individuals will be contacted.

Eligibility criteria, establishment of the short-list and the selection procedure shall be in accordance with Individual Selection Method of the African Development Bank's "Rules and Procedures for the use of Consultants" [May 2008 Edition, Revised July 2012], which is available on the Bank's website at http://www.afdb.org.

Written Expression of Interest must be delivered to the address below by Wednesday 10th August 2016 at 2.00 pm and marked "Consultancy Services to Support the Establishment of a Scrutiny Office within the Parliamentary Service of Ghana under the Ghana Institutional Support Project (GISP)".

(Please Note: No Electronic Submission will be accepted)

The Project Manager
Ghana Institutional Support project/Ministry of Finance
Box MB 40, Accra, Ghana
ATTN: PROCUREMENT EXPERT, Room 345, Main MoF Building
Tel: 030 747197 Ext 7312
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