Request for expressions of interest: Completion Survey for Rural Resilience Project (Consulting Firms)



Request for expressions of interest: Completion Survey for Rural Resilience Project (Consulting Firms)

The Government of Republic of Moldova has received financing from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) towards the cost of Rural Resilience Project (RRP) and intends to apply part of the proceeds for the recruitment of consulting services.

The use of any IFAD financing shall be subject to IFAD’s approval, pursuant to the terms and conditions of the financing agreement, as well as IFAD’s rules, policies and procedures. IFAD and its officials, agents and employees shall be held harmless from and against all suits, proceedings, claims, demands, losses and liability of any kind or nature brought by any party in connection with Rural Resilience Project.

The consulting services (“the services”) include Completion Survey during 26 weeks. The project's completion date might be extended; thus, the scope of the survey may be adjusted accordingly. The main goal of the survey is to assess socio-economic status of the beneficiaries and to establish the achievement of outcomes according to the logical framework.

The CPIU IFAD (“the client”) 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. Interested firms should fill the template for expressions of interest and submit found at the following link and send it to the address indicated below.

A consultant will be selected in accordance with the CQS procurement method set out in IFAD’ project procurement handbook that can be accessed via the IFAD website at www.ifad.org/project-procurement.

The Service Provider shall possess the following qualifications as a company, which will serve as a basis for the shortlisting criteria:

The Service Provider shall possess the following qualifications as a company:

  • Service provider has at least 5 years of experience in conducting surveys;
  • Service provider has conducted minimum 3 data collection surveys in the past 5 years;
  • Previous experience in carrying out evaluation surveys is a compulsory requirement, including demonstrated experience in designing and conducting evaluations and of organizing surveys on the scale of this project (including survey and sampling design);
  • Strong capacity and experience in planning and organizing survey logistics;
  • Strong capacity in data management and statistics;
  • Strong capacity in survey analysis and reporting of results;
  • Experience doing household survey work and carrying out evaluations in Republic of Moldova;
  • Strong background in statistics and econometrics.

       The shortlisting criteria

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

Any request for clarification on this REOI should be sent via e-mail to the address below procurement@ucipifad.md no later than 24 March 2023, 16:00 (Chisinau time) The client will provide responses to all clarification requests by 28 March 2023, 16:00 (Chisinau time).

Expressions of interest must be delivered in written form using the forms provided for this purpose. EOIs shall be submitted to the address below no later than 03 April 2023, 16:00 (Chisinau time).

Stefan cel Mare si Sfint bd. 162, Chișinau, MD-2004

E-mail: procurement@ucipifad.md

Tel. (022) 22 - 18 – 80