CONSULTING SERVICES TO UNDERTAKE AN END OF PROGRAMME EVALUATION OF THE PRIVATE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT REFORM PROGRAMME (PSDRP II)

The Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) made a commitment to support private sector led growth of implementing business environment reforms aimed at enhancing a competitive business environment and enhancing the investment climate through the Private Sector Development Reform Programme (PSDRP).

The reform agenda was meant to improve the business environment and reduce the cost of doing business by creating a competitive business environment in Zambia that supports to job and wealth creation. The first phase of the programme (PSDRP I) ended in March, 2009 while the second phase of the programme (PSDRP II), covering the period 2010 to 2014, came to an end on 31st December, 2014.

Cabinet Office now invites proposals for the provision of Consulting Services to undertake an end of programme evaluation of the Private Sector Development Reform Programme (PSDRP II). The purpose of the evaluation is to assess the programme in terms of impact, relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability.

More details on the services are provided in the Terms of Reference which are part of the Request for Proposal Document. The Terms of Reference can also be accessed on the PSDRP website: www.psdzambia.org and on the following address: info@psdzambia.org

The Request for Proposals (RFP) has been advertised to whichever Consultant is qualified to bid.

A firm will be selected under Quality and Cost Based Selection (QC&S) procedures and in a Proposal format: Full Technical Proposal (FTP) as described in this RFP.

The RFP includes the following documents:

Section 1 – Letter of Invitation

Section 2 – Instructions to Consultants and Data Sheet

Section 3 – Technical Proposal:                      Z’ FTP) – Standard Forms

Section 4 – Financial Proposal – Standard Forms

Section 5 — Eligible Countries

Section 6 — Government’s Policy — Corrupt and Fraudulent Practices

Section 7 – Terms of Reference

Section 8 - Standard Forms of Contract (Lump-Sum)

Interested eligible bidders may obtain the Request for Proposal Document from the Procurement and Supplies Unit at Cabinet Office, P.O. Box 30208, Lusaka, Zambia situated on Independence Avenue, Lusaka, Zambia or by email from nellie.ngrulube@email.com

The contact telephone number is -+-260-211-255274/235892/220478 and the telefax number is -1-200-2 11-255243/235898. HOWEVER, TELEGRAPHIC AND/OR ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Kids comprising Technical and Financial proposals must be appropriately bound, sealed and bold labeled “Proposals for the provision of Consulting Services to undertake an end of programme evaluation of the Private Sector Development Reform Programme (PSDRP II),” and addressed to The Permanent Secretary (Administration), Cabinet Office, P.O. Box 30208, Lusaka, Zambia, must be deposited in the Tender Box at the Reception Area on the Ground Floor at Cabinet Office, New Secretariat Building, Lusaka, at the above address, not later than Friday, 6th March, 2015, at 14:30 hours local time.

The closing date for the receipt of proposals is Friday, 6th March, 2015, at 14:30 hours local time and any proposals received after the time and date stipulated above will not be accepted. The proposals received will be opened, immediately thereafter, in the presence of bidders or their representatives who choose to attend.