Call for tender: EITI Albania seeks an Independent Administrator

EITI in Albania is seeking consulting services from an Independent Administrator / Reconciler.

Republic of Albania

Ministry of Energy and Industry

Albania Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative

Grant No.: TF 014999

Assignment Title: Selection of a Firm as an Independent Administrator to Prepare and Reconcile the EITI Report 2011 and the EITI Report 2012

Reference No.: ALBEITI/CQ/001

"This request for expressions of interest follows the General Procurement Notice for this project that appeared in Development Business online No. wb1346-03/14, published on  March 7, 2014".

The Republic of Albania has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Albania Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (ALBEITI), and intends to apply part of the proceeds of the Grant for consulting services for the Selection of a Firm as an Independent Administrator to Prepare and Reconcile the EITI Report 2011 and the EITI Report 2012.

The consulting services (“the Services”) include selection of a competent and credible firm to provide Independent Administrator services in accordance with the EITI Standard. The objective of this consultancy is to collect, review, analyze and, to the extent agreed, reconcile the data from the operating mines and oil companies and revenue received by the Government from those companies to ensure that there is transparency in the payments made by these companies, and that payments are made in a timely manner, in two separate reports, for the fiscal year 2011 and for the fiscal year 2012. The implementation period will be approximately 7 months from the Contract signing.

The Ministry of Energy and Industry 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. The shortlisting criteria are: general qualifications of the Consultant, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions and availability of appropriate skills among staff.

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers dated January 2011 (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. 

Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub consultancy to enhance their qualifications.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Consultant Qualifications (CQ) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 08.00 to 16.30 hours from Monday to Thursday and 08.30 to 14.00 on Friday.

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 March 24, 2014.

Ministry of Energy and Industry

Albania Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (ALBEITI Secretariat)

Attn: Mrs. Dorina Cinari, Project Manager

Godina 3, mbrapa Ministrise se Puneve te Jashtme, Kati V,

Zyra Nr. 406, Tirana, Albania

E-mail: Dorina.Cinari@albeiti.gov.al