REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES – FIRMS SELECTION) CONSULTING SERVICES FOR SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT OF THE e-GOVERNANCE SOLUTIONS
REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA
Modernization of Government Services Project
Project ID No.: P148537
Credit no. 6126-MD& Loan no. 8774-MD
Reference No.: MD-EGA-319444-CS-CQS
The Republic of Moldova has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Modernization of Government Services Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.
The services aim at providing high quality professional services in the area of IT development. The primary objective of this assignment is to ensure the necessary capacity to perform activities related to software development, support the automation of deployment and IT operations of the information systems implemented and managed by the e-Governance Agency.
The e-Governance Agency now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Firms shall provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services (required qualifications and experience of the firm, but not individual experts’ bio data).
The Consultant shall furnish documentary evidence (including information about the completed contracts and contact information of clients from whom the references could be taken or whom the Client may, when necessary, visit to familiarize themselves with the systems put into operation by the Consultant) to demonstrate that it meets the following experience requirements:
- Have been in operation for at least five (5) years with main part of its business being the development of information systems.
- Experience in conducting projects developing web applications using .NET technologies proven by at least two (2) contracts with the development phase finalized in the last three (3) years. For ongoing projects, copies of acceptance documents of the entire software solution shall be provided.
- Experience in software development using agile software development principles would be an asset. This shall be demonstrated by presenting the project methodology describing the role of the client.
- Experience in working with governmental organizations would be an asset;
- Certification obtained related to quality management (ISO 9001) would be an asset.
The Expression of Interest shall clearly state the name of the Consultant (individual Firm, Joint Venture or sub-consultancy). The Consultant shall provide relevant references (assignment name, Client, time frame, the role of the firm (main Consultant/Partner in JV/sub-consultant), contract amount, tasks performed etc.) to confirm its experience and qualifications.
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 and Grants by World Bank Borrowers, dated January 2011, revised July 2014 (“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.In the case of a Joint Venture partnership, the first experience requirement must be met by the JV leader, while other requirements can be met cumulatively by all JV partners.
A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the CQS method (selection based on the Consultants’ qualifications) set out in the Consultant Guidelines.
Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours, i.e. 0900 to 1700 hours.
Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by e-mail) by November 10, 2022 COB.
134, Stefan cel Mare si Sfant Blvd.,
MD–2012, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Tel.: (+373) 22 82-00-30
GSM.: (+ 373) 69 88-33-80/(+ 373) 79 88-66-38
For further details, please see the Terms of Reference: https://egov.md/ro/node/39643