Request for Expression of Interest
- Country: Kosovo
- Project ID: P164555
- World Bank Credit Name: Real Estate Cadaster & Geospatial Infrastructure Project
- Contract Identification No.: XK-KCA-101479-CS-INDV
Analysis, strategy and methodology for improving data quality in Kosovo Cadastre Land Information System (KCLIS)
The Government of Kosovo (GoK) has received a Credit from the World Bank Group’s International Development Association (IDA) in the amount of EUR 14.60 million to finance the Real Estate Cadaster & Geospatial Infrastructure Project (REGIP), which is expected to be implemented within a five-year period. REGIP aims to assist the GoK to increase the transparency and quality of land administration and geospatial data and services. The Kosovo Cadastral Agency (KCA) is the implementing agency for REGIP, under which a Project Implementation Units (PIU) has been established. The PIU will be responsible for day-to-day project implementation and for providing specific technical oversight to project activities. The PIU will be responsible for all fiduciary aspects, such as procurement, financial management, monitoring and evaluation, and safeguards under REGIP.
Component B of REGIP is the continuation of cadastral reconstruction works (massive updating of cadastral data). This component aims to add another 33% of priority areas, reaching the total number of priority cadastral zones to almost 70%. The component will also provide the initial cadastral development of underground and aboveground utilities, further work to develop the building cadastre, the renovation of the remaining cadastral offices, and the correction of data in the Kosovo Cadastral Land Information System (KCLIS).
REGIP contributes to making the registration system more transparent, efficient, comprehensive, and customer-oriented, so it is important to promote capital activities, products, and services that provide benefits to meet the needs of stakeholders. It is also important to ensure that stakeholders are well informed about project activities to fully realize the benefits of REGIP.
The overall objective of the strategy and plan for improving data quality in Kosovo Cadastre Land Information Systems (KCLIS), will have this main objectives:
- Gathering information
- Analyze of current situation - Data quality assessment
- Identify all the issues in all the systems
- Propose methodology and tools for data harmonization and cleaning, and make a list of recommendations to increase data quality
- Propose strategy for increasing and ensuring data quality, data harmonization, cleaning methodology and strategy how to advance systems and data
The consultant will work in close cooperation with the KCA and the PIU staff. The KCA/PIU will make available to the consultant all required documents regarding this task. If considered as relevant, regular meetings between the consultant and KCA/PIU experts will be organized to successfully fulfill the objectives and to understand the current situation in KCA.
The scope of work for Analysis, strategy and methodology for improving data quality in Kosovo Cadastre Land Information System (KCLIS) are indicated under the Terms of Reference (TOR) for this assignment. The TOR can be found at KCA website link: http://www.kca-ks.org/vend-pune
Qualifications of the Consultant
- Master’s degree in one of the fields: computer science, information systems, software engineering, geoinformation or geomatics engineering
- Experience at least 5 years in data quality assessment, developing data quality strategies and methodologies, and improving the quality of data
- Knowledge and experience with DBMS (MS SQL Server, Oracle, or PostgreSQL)
- Knowledge and experience with experience with Geoinformation Systems
- Knowledge and experience with data cleaning tools
- Knowledge and experience in data analysis using statistical software (SAS, SPSS, R, or similar)
- Knowledge and experience on cadaster field (preferable)
- Proficiency in English written and spoken (mandatory), preferable Albanian
Time-schedule and level of effort
For this lump sum contract, it is estimated to be completed within a 4-month timeframe from the day of signing the contract. The estimated level of effort for this assignment is: 55 working days.
In the period of two years the consultant is obligated to answer KCA for additional support for information/explanation. The estimated level of effort for this are 10 working days.
The consultant will work under the direct supervision of the KCA/PIU, while the draft of the analysis, strategy and methodology for improving data quality in Kosovo Cadastre Land Information System (KCLIS) will be commented by World Bank
Experienced and qualified individuals will be selected according to the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers’ (the Regulations), issued in July 2016, and revised November 2017 and August 2018, based on an open call for Individual Consultants (IC) Selection.
The Consultant will be selected based on their:
- Qualification of consultant (50%)
- Knowledge and experience in data quality assessment, developing data quality strategies and methodologies (40%)
- Experience in the field of cadaster (10%)
Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours: 08:00 - 16:00 hrs (Monday to Friday)
Expression of interest may be submitted to the below stated address until 07 March, 2022
Kosovo Cadastral Agency
Muzafer Çaka, Project Coordinator
Address: str. "Astrit e Arbnor Dehari" No. 25
10 000 Prishtinë, Republic of Kosovo