Call for tender: Tanzania seeks Independent Administrator

UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR UNDERTAKING SCOPING OF TANZANIA EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES PERFORMANCE AND RECONCILIATION OF TAXES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2012/13

ME/008/2013-14/TEITI/C/7

The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania through the Ministry of Energy and Minerals (MEM) has received financial support to meet eligible payments for Provision of Consultancy Services for Undertaking Scoping of Tanzania Extractive Industries performance and Reconciliation of taxes for the Fiscal Year 2012/13. The report will cover reconciliation of payments from extractive industries and revenue received by the Government during the period of July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013.

Tanzania joined EITI in November 2008 with an objective of promoting transparency and accountability in its natural resources. The process in Tanzania is lead by a Multi-Stakeholders Working Group (MSG) consisting of civil society organizations, government agencies and extractive companies. In December 2012 EITI Board declared Tanzania compliant with EITI rules and standards. EITI compliant means that the country has an effective process for annual disclosure and reconciliation of all revenues from its extractive sector, helping citizens to see how much their country receives from oil, gas and mining companies.

Tanzania under MSG has produced three reconciliation reports since it joined EITI in February 2009. The First report covering the period of July 2008 to June 2009 was completed and published in May 2011. The Second report covered the period of July 2009 to June 2010 and it was completed in May 2012. The Third report covered the period of July 2010 to June 2011 and it was completed in June 2013. The Fourth report is underway and it will cover the period of July 2011 to June 2012.

Ministry of Energy and Minerals now invite a competent accounting or auditing firm to be contracted as an Independent Administrator to undertake the scoping study and reconciliation report covering the period of 1 July 2012 to June 30, 2013.

Interested consulting firms must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (profiles, brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff). Firms may associate to enhance their qualifications.

The prospective consultant is to be selected in accordance with the Consultant Qualification Selection (CQS) procedures as defined in the Guidelines: “Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers”, May 2004 revised October 2006 May 2010 and January 2011. According to the World Bank’s Guidelines, it is permitted for the consultants to associate for the purpose of increasing their qualifications and capacity of executing the assignment accordingly.

Interested consultants may obtain clarifications at the address below during office hours 09.00 to 15.30 hours between Monday – Friday (excluding public holidays).

Expressions of interest (EoI) must be delivered to the address below by 27th May 2014 before 10:00 hours, and should be clearly marked on the subject “Consultancy Services for Undertaking Scoping and Reconciliation of the extractive industries on taxes paid during the Fiscal Year 2012/13”. Bids will be opened promptly thereafter in public and in presence of consultants representatives who choose to attend the opening ceremony, at the Ministry of Energy and Minerals, Tanesco Building, Wing B 6th Floor, Room 10 C.

EoI should be submitted to the Secretary of Ministerial Tender Board, 6th Floor, Wing B Room 10 C.

Late or Electronic delivery of EoI will not be accepted for evaluation irrespective of the circumstances.

The Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Energy and Minerals,
Samora Avenue,
P.O. Box 2000, Dar-Es-Salaam,

Phone: +255 222 1112793;
Fax: +255 22 2111749
Email: ps@mem.go.tz

Web: www.mem.go.tz