REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe
Name of Project:
Sao Tome and Principe’s Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)
Name of Consulting Assignment:
Preparation of the First EITI Reports for the Nigeria – Sao and Principe Joint Development Zone and for the Sao Tome and Principe Exclusive Economic Zone
The Government of Sao Tome and Principe has received a Grant from the World Bank toward the cost of the Sao Tome and Principe´s Extractive industries Transparency Initiative Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds to hire an Independent Administrator to prepare the above-mentioned reports.
The consulting services (“the Services”) includes the following tasks: (i) Contribute to the completion of the Scoping Report of the Joint Development Zone (JDZ); verify the companies that made payments to the Joint Development Authority (JDA) and the types of payments to be covered in the reconciliation report (ii) collect and reconcile all payments made by relevant oil companies to the JDA and the payments received by the JDA for the 2005-2013 fiscal years; (iii) collect the payments made by the JDA to the Governments of Nigeria and the Government of Sao Tome and Principe; (iv) reconcile the payments by the JDA and the receipts by the Government of Sao Tome and Principe; (v) prepare the contextual information about the oil sector in Sao Tome and Principe using the Oil Sector Study of Sao Tome and Principe and other sources as needed; (vi) collect and reconcile all payments made by oil companies operating in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) to the Government of Sao Tome and Principe and the receipts by the Government for the years 2011-2014; (vii) collect and reconcile social payments and transfers. The selected consultant will be required to organize a workshop to present the results of the JDZ-EITI to the JDZ Sub-Committee and the results of the STP report (including the Exclusive Economic Zone) to the STP-EITI Committee. The services should be executed within the maximum period of twelve (12) weeks (July, August and September 2014) as of the start date of the contract.
- The Agência Fiduciária de Administração de Projetos now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested consultants should demonstrate that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the services. The short listing criteria are: Expertise and experience in the oil, gas and mining sectors; Overall experience of more than 10 years in accounting, auditing and financial analysis (Knowledge of oil and mining economics or similar field would be advantageous); and experience of working in the African region. The team leader should have also at least 10-year experience in accounting, auditing and financial analysis in the oil and gas sectors, including in Africa. The team leader must be fluent in English and Portuguese. Other specialist(s) should have in-depth knowledge of oil and mining Economics or related field and at least eight years of experience on areas related to the extractive industries.
Experiência global de mais de 10 anos no domínio da auditorias
The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers (January 2011 edition) (ConsultantsGuidelines”), setting forth the World Bank policy on conflict of interest.
Consultants may be associate with other firms in the form of joint venture or a sub consultancy to enhance their qualifications.
A consultant will be selected in accordance with the Selection Based on the Consultants’ Qualification method set out in the Consultants Guidelines.
Further information can be obtained at the address below, during office hours from 09:00 – 12:00 h and 15:00 – 17:00 local time.
Expressions of interest must be delivered a written form to the following address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by May 21, 2014.
Agência Fiduciária de Administração de Projetos
Attention: Alberto Fernandes Leal
Caixa Postal 1029
Edifício da Planificação Económica
Sao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe
Tel: +239 2225 205
Fax: +239 2224 665
The Terms of Reference for the Independent Administrator can be accessed here