Assignment Title: Recruit Consultant to Prepare Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) for the Greater Kumasi Industrial City and Special Economic Zones Project.
The Ministry of Finance has received financing from the World Bank towards the cost of the Ghana Economic Transformation Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.
The Project will be implemented through four Components, namely:
- Enabling Investments;
- Crowding-in investments;
- Accelerating Entrepreneurship and Micro Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) Growth; and
- Project Management and Evaluation.
The overall objective of the assignment is to: prepare a Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) for the 597 acres of Boankra lands at Ejisu for the proposed Phase 1of Greater Industrial City and Special Economic Zones Project to avoid, minimize or mitigate adverse social and economic impacts to improve, or at least to restore livelihoods and living standards of affected persons, in real terms or to levels prevailing prior to the beginning of project implementation.
The consulting services ("the Services") includes to 1) Carry out stakeholder mapping to identify the various stakeholders for engagement, awareness creation on the project activities, potential positive and negative social and economic impacts and mitigation measures of the Project, (2) Undertake an analysis of Ghana’s legal and institutional framework applicable to land acquisition and involuntary resettlement in Ghana, (3) Outline detailed strategies to mitigate any potential adverse impact of the Project on PAPs particularly the vulnerable and people who may require further assistance. etc.
The duration of the assignment is 12 weeks. Th assignment is expected to start in October 2021.
The detailed Terms of Reference (ToR) for the assignment can be found at the following website: https://www.mofep.gov.gh/ or obtained at the address and emails given below.
The Ministry of Finance, through the Ghana Economic Transformation Project, 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:
- The firm must be a legally registered consulting firm;
- A Consultancy firm or Consortium with at least 10 years of experience in resettlement action plans and abbreviated resettlement action plans and stakeholder engagement and social and economic impacts assessment and evaluation for government projects and development partners funded projects in Ghana.
- Evidence of Technical and Managerial Capability
Key Experts will not be evaluated at the shortlisting stage.
The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to Section III, paragraphs 3.14, 3.16, and 3.17 of the World Bank's "Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers" July 2016 revised November 2017, August 2018 and November 2020). ("Procurement Regulations"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. In addition, please refer to the following specific information on conflict of interest related to this assignment as per paragraph 3.17 of the Procurement Regulations. Any false declaration will result in disqualification.
Consultants may associate with other firms to enhance their qualifications but should indicate clearly whether the association is in the form of a joint venture and/or a sub consultancy. In the case of a joint venture, all the partners in the joint venture shall be jointly and severally liable for the entire contract, if selected
A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Consultant Qualification Based Selection (CQS) method set out in the Procurement Regulations.
Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 9:00 to 4:30 pm local time.
Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below in person, or by mail, or by email by July 16, 2021 at 16:00 pm
THE PROJECT COORDINATOR
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
BOX MB 40, ACCRA, GHANA
ATTN: PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST
GHANA ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION PROJECT
SHIPPERS HOUSE, THIRD FLOOR, CONFERENCE ROOM
TEL: +233 (0) 2474-0444-4
DIGITAL ADDRESS: GA 078-6244