REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
Consultancy Study to Develop a Malawi Government Enterprise Architecture and Interoperability Framework
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) is now globally recognized as an essential tool in promoting competitiveness. job creation. sustainable development, and overall poverty reduction A combination of widespread access to broadband and a robust digital ecosystem can offer a powerful platform for achieving these goals and increasing government transparency and efficiency. ICTs have the potential to transform business and government – driving entrepreneurship, innovation and economic growth and breaking down bathers of distance and cost in the delivery of services. In recognition of this fact, The Government of the Republic of Malawi with support from the Word Bank seeks to build and strengthen public service delivery through implementation of a comprehensive e-government program. The Ministry of Information and Communications Technology through the Department of E-Government has the responsibility to provide ICT solutions and services to the Government of Malawi while ensuring the security of Government ICT infrastructure and information. In order to achieve this objective, the Ministry with support from the World Bank is seeking to hire a consulting firm to develop a Malawi ICT Enterprise Architecture and Interoperability Framework (MEAIF).
2. Objective of the Consultancy
The objectives of the consulting services (“the Services”) are as follows:
- Formulate a comprehensive Malawi Enterprise Architecture and Interoperability Framework (MEAIF).
- Guide strategic decisions on the use of ICT for cost-effective. transparent and client-friendly delivery of electronic public and private services in Malawi
- Define the structure, policies, standards, responsibilities, common data stores, systems and ICT infrastructure to enable government agencies reuse of common technology components and exchange of information in delivery of electronic services according to defined quality standards.
The consultant should be a recognized and reputable firm with the following requirements:
- Should be an established firm with well qualified and experienced staff in the following fields:
Enterprise Architecture, Data Architecture. Government Interoperability Frame-works, Governance and Management of Enterprise Information Technology, Public Administration and management in large public or private sector bodies.
- Previous experience in developing enterprise architectures and interoperability frameworks is a must and consultants are requested to provide traceable contacts for their previous assignments.
The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 3.16 and 3.17 of the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers (Procurement in investment Project Financing: Goods, Works, Non-Consulting and Consulting Services) dated July 2016, setting forth the World Bank’s Policy on Conflict of interest.
The Consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers (Procurement in investment Project Financing: Goods, Works, Non-Consulting and Consulting Services) dated July 2016, Section VII (Approved Selection Methods: Consulting Services) under Quality and Cost Based Selection method.
Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours, Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm excluding public holidays and weekends. Interested Consultants may access the detailed Terms of Reference at the PPPC Wcbsite: http://www.pppc.mw under “PROCUREMENT” tab.
4 Invitation for Expression of Interest
The PPPC now invites eligible 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.
Submission of Expression of Interest
Written expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below on or before 4:00pm local time on 24th January, 2017
The address referred to above is:
Internal Procurement Committee
Public Private Partnership Commission
2nd Floor, Livingstone Towers
Glyn Jones Road
P.O. Box 937
Tel: +265 1 823 655 Fax: +265 1 821 248 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org