Re: Program Management Consultant for Assessment and Supervision Services for the Public Access to Judicial Information Activity (Case Management Information System “CMIS”)
The United States of America, acting through the Millennium Challenge Corporation (“MCC”) and the Government of the Republic of Kosovo (the “Government” or “GoK”) have entered into a Millennium Challenge Threshold Program agreement for Millennium Challenge Account assistance to help facilitate poverty reduction through economic growth in Kosovo (the “Threshold Program agreement”) in the amount of approximately 49 million USD (“MCC Funding”). The Government, acting through the Millennium Foundation Kosovo (the “MCA Entity” or “Client”), intends to apply a portion of the MCC Funding to eligible payments under a contract for which this Request for Proposals (“RFP”) is issued. Any payments made by the MCA Entity under the proposed contract will be subject, in all respects, to the terms and conditions of the Threshold Program agreement and related documents, including restrictions on the use and distribution of MCC Funding. No party other than the Government and the MCA Entity shall derive any rights from the Threshold Program agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of MCC Funding. The Threshold Program agreement and its related documents can be found on the MCC website (www.mcc.gov) and on the website of the MCA Entity.
The Threshold Program agreement program includes the following projects:
a) Reliable Energy Landscape Project: Demand for electricity significantly surpasses supply in Kosovo, and the country struggles with the reliability of its energy supply. This project encourages greater household energy efficiency and facilitates the switch to non-electric sources of heating through a pilot activity. MCC’s investments also work to bolster private-sector participation in the power sector by exploring barriers to finance for independent power producers, and create opportunities for women to participate in the energy sector through both employment and entrepreneurship and
b) Transparent and Accountable Governance Project: Government decision-making is often opaque, leading to distrust by the private sector and civil society, and high perceptions of corruption. Kosovo’s judiciary is one the country’s least trusted institutions. This project supports the implementation of a case management information system to make judicial information publicly available, and improvements to the collection and reporting of environmental data to the public. An open innovation competition will let the government pose their challenges to civil society and private sector stakeholders to propose creative, data-grounded solutions, which can be a model for more productive partnerships between government and civil society.
This RFP follows the General Procurement Notice that appeared in dgMarket on 09 June 2020, UNDB Online on 09 June 2020, the MCA Entity’s website millenniumkosovo.org on 09 June 2020, and local newspapers “Koha Ditore” on 10 June 2020.
The MCA Entity now invites proposals from legally constituted consulting firms to provide the consultant services referenced above (“Proposals”). More details on these consultant services are provided in the Terms of Reference.
This RFP is open to all eligible entities (“Consultants”) who wish to respond. Subject to restrictions noted in the RFP, consultants may associate with other consultants to enhance their capacity to successfully carry out the assignment.
A Consultant will be selected under the Quality Cost Based Selection (QCBS), the evaluation procedure for which is described in sections of the RFP in accordance with “MCC Program Procurement Guidelines” which are provided on the MCC website (www.mcc.gov/ppg). The selection process, as described, will include a review and verification of qualifications and past performance, including a reference check, prior to the contract award.
Proposals must be delivered in the manner specified in the Instructions to Consultants (ITC) 17, no later than 14:00 hours p.m. (Kosovo time), on 07 September, 2020.
Late proposals will not be accepted under any circumstances the dropbox submission link will be expired in the time specified in the Instructions to Consultants (ITC) 17 and after that cannot be submitted any proposal.
Please note that only the electronic Proposals shall be accepted.