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Selection of a Consultant for Evaluation and Training on Security


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  • 34528609
  • ICB
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • EQUAL ACCESS
    Tel: +1 415-561-4884
    USA
    Email :obarry@equalaccess.org
    URL :www.equalaccess.org

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  • Tenders are invited for Selection of a Consultant for Evaluation and Training on Security. SECTION 1: INFORMATION TO BIDDERS. 3 1.1 Notice to Bidders. 3 1.2 Overall objective 3 1.2 Type of agreement for the service to be performed. 3 1.3 Schedule of the offer. 3 1.4 Questions and Answers. 3 1.5 Deadline for submission. 4 SECTION 2: CONSTITUTION OF THE SUBMISSION DOSSIER AND EVALUATION OF THE OFFERS. 5 2.1 Presentation of the technical offer. 5 2.2 Presentation of the financial offer. 6 2.3 Evaluation of the offers. 6 Annex 1. 8 Annex 2. 10 SECTION 1: INFORMATION TO BIDDERS 1.1 Notice to Bidders Equal Access International (EAI) is the implementation partner of the United States Agency for International Development`s (USAID) Voice of Peace Project (V2P). The V2P project is a regional initiative to strengthen communication and the media to promote social cohesion, democracy, human rights, governance in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Niger, Mali and Chad. This goal will be achieved through a wide variety of activities to enhance stability and social cohesion among the populations affected by violence. 1.2 Overall objective The objective of this solicitation is to be able to contract with a consultant who will be able to provide a complete and thorough assessment of all the risks and threats to the safety of our personnel and property in the various project countries (mainly in Sahel and the Lake Chad region) including provincial offices; to propose appropriate solutions to reduce security difficulties; to administer adequate training on security aspects. Appendix 1 provides more details on the expectations for this solicitation. 1.2 Type of agreement for the service to be performed EAI intends to select a consultant (the consultant may be a firm or a group of individual consultants) for the signature of a fixed price contract for the performance of the service stipulated in these specifications. This selection will be made through a bid evaluation process associated with this call for tenders. 1.3 Schedule of the offer The overall time limit for this call for tenders is as follows: Publication of the offer 03 July 2019 Questions and answers about the offer 03 to 16 July 2019 Submission to send July 19, 2019 NB: From the reception of the specifications the tenderer can ask questions and even submit his offer before the deadline of deposit. 1.4 Questions and Answers Any questions regarding the process of the offer should be sent by email to: obarry@equalaccess.org stating "V2P SECURITY" in the period from 03 to 16 July 2019 . EAI will compile all the questions and answer them in the same period without revealing the source. 1.5 Deadline for submission All submissions must be received by email no later than July 19, 2019 at 18:00 GMT at obarry@equalaccess.org . It must clearly be marked "V2P SECURITY". Tenderers must take all appropriate measures to ensure that the proposal is submitted within the time allowed. The proposals will be submitted in two files (one for the technical offer and the other for the financial offer) in French. Costs related to the preparation and submission of proposals are the responsibility of the bidders. EAI is not responsible or accountable for the costs incurred, regardless of the conduct or outcome of the acquisition process . Bids received after the specified time and date will be considered late and will be considered at the discretion of EAI. It is expected that the order will be based solely on these initial proposals. However, the V2P project reserves the right to do one of the following: § Can conduct negotiations with and / or seek clarification from any bidder prior to award. § May cancel this solicitation at any time. SECTION 2: CONSTITUTION OF SUBMISSION FILE AND EVALUATION OF TENDERS 2.1 Presentation of the technical offer The tenderer must highlight in his technical tender the following elements, while taking into account the terms of reference attached in Annex 1. Please note that the bidder may be a firm / company or independent consultants. If the bidder is a group of individual consultants, please provide the following documents: Curriculum vitae (CV) of consultants; Copy of diploma or certification in the field of security or equivalent diploma; Documentary evidence of your years of professional experience in the field of security in the Sahel and / or Lake Chad region (copy of a service contract or consultancy in the security field); Previous references in similar services in the Sahel and / or Lake Chad region; Detailed work plan (establish a detailed timeline that will highlight all the different steps with turnaround times); Detailed presentation of your methodology of work which will take into account all the expectations described in the present specifications; Provide at least 03 previous references similar to these specifications (use the template in Appendix 2). If the Bidder is a firm, please provide the following documents: General presentation of the firm by providing access to the area of ??expertise relating to this call for tenders; Presentation of the team that will be assigned to this service / consultancy, including their CVs and copies of their diplomas or certifications in the field of security or an equivalent diploma; All the administrative documentation of the firm (certificate of regularity tax, business register, taxpayer account, last tax certificate); Previous references in similar services in the Sahel and / or Lake Chad region; Detailed work plan (establish a detailed timeline that will highlight all the different steps with turnaround times); Detailed presentation of your methodology that will take into account all the expectations described in these specifications; Provide at least 03 previous references similar to these specifications (use the template in Appendix 2). The tenderer may include in his tender any other elements he deems relevant. 2.2 Presentation of the financial offer The Consultant must provide a detailed offer by country that will better relate the financial offer to the technical offer. The costs must be established in CFA francs and the prices will be evaluated without taxes (the request for exemption from VAT will be provided, if necessary). Any costs relating to any country obligations or other related charges will not be chargeable to EAI. Your financial offer must be valid for a period of 90 days from the deadline for submission of offers. 2.3 Evaluation of the offers § Technical evaluation criteria Summary of Technical Proposal Evaluation Forms Maximum score 1. Qualification and experience in the field of security in the Sahel and / or Lake Chad region 50 2. Methodology and proposed modus operandi for the execution of the contract according to the terms of reference 30 3. Work plan and execution schedule 20 Total 100 points 1. Qualification and experience in the field of security in the Sahel and / or Lake Chad region 1.1 Qualifications, diplomas and CVs of the dedicated consultant for this study in the field of security 10 1.2 Knowledge in the security field specifically in the Sahel and / or Lake Chad region 15 1.3 Relevant previous references in services similar to this tender in the Sahel and / or Lake Chad region (at least three references) 25 Under Total 50 points 2. Proposed Methodology and Approach to Implement Training According to RDTs 2.1 Have the relevant / relevant aspects of this service been dealt with in sufficient detail? 5 2.2 Does the proposal include a coherent methodological framework? 15 2.3 Is the presentation clear, and is the sequence of activities and planning logical, realistic, and sufficiently predicting good service delivery? 10 Under Total 30 points 3. Work Plan 3.1 Is the work plan and execution timeline well defined, well detailed and consistent with the terms of reference? 20 Under Total 20 points Bidders obtaining at least 65 points at the technical level will be qualified to analyze the financial offer. § Financial Evaluation Criteria The financial offers will, above all, be checked to ensure that they are complete and to correct any errors in calculation. Then comes the detailed financial evaluation. The coefficient attributed to the financial offer is 20 points. The cumulative points of the technical and financial offer is 100 points. § Review Committee Proposals will be reviewed and evaluated by a committee of qualified members selected by EAI. The review committee reserves the right to organize a phone call if it deems appropriate. Annex 1 TERMS OF REFERENCE The Voice of Peace (V2P) project is being implemented in the Sahel and Lake Chad region. The table below summarizes the representative offices of the project. # Country Offices Number of persons 1 Burkina Faso Ouagadougou 11 Dori 05 2 Cameroon Yaounde 01 Garoua 10 Maroua 01 3 Mali Bamako 03 Gao 06 4 Niger Niamey 16 Tillabery 05 Diffa 05 5 Chad N`Djamena 13 Bowl 07 6 Ivory Coast Abidjan 07 A. Revision of the Security Manual Each submission must submit a narrative on its methodology and modus operandi by representative offices of the V2P project. The narrative must specify at least the following information : Advise on the EAI Safety Manual, and propose any modifications or additions, if necessary; Review meeting points and evacuation routes by office; Provide standard indicators that allow a situation to be assessed or monitored in terms of security; Define the general rules of behavior, the level of security as well as the movements authorized or not according to the security situation of the moment; Formalize the first steps of what is commonly called "crisis management" in an incident defined as "critical"; B. Risk assessment and threats Identification and assessment of risks, threats and vulnerabilities by office; Recommendations on the plan or mode of travel on the road, updating basic SOP (Standard Operating Procedures) during the field mission, in particular by road. These recommendations should allow Equal Access International staff to implement the activities; C. Staff training on security aspects Training should be done for all staff in each office. Therefore, each tenderer must propose (at least) his training content on the following aspects: Training on aspects of the safety manual of the V2P project (such as the use of fire extinguishers, attitude in case of robbery, ambush, attack etc ...) the safety reflexes to have in general first aid All EAI drivers (Burkina Faso: 02, Cameroon: 01, Mali: 02, Niger: 03, Chad: 02) must be trained in the management of medical emergencies and the use of all related tools. Annex 2 PREVIOUS REFERENCES Reference 1 Client name Contact person E-mail adress Object of the service Value of the contract execution date Reference 2 Client name Contact person E-mail adress Object of the service Value of the contract execution date Reference 3 Client name Contact person E-mail adress Object of the service Value of the contract execution date How to apply: 1.5 Deadline for submission All submissions must be received by email no later than July 19, 2019 at 18:00 GMT at obarry@equalaccess.org . It must clearly be marked "V2P SECURITY". Tenderers must take all appropriate measures to ensure that the proposal is submitted within the time allowed. The proposals will be submitted in two files (one for the technical offer and the other for the financial offer) in French. Costs related to the preparation and submission of proposals are the responsibility of the bidders. EAI is not responsible or accountable for the costs incurred, regardless of the conduct or outcome of the acquisition process . Bids received after the specified time and date will be considered late and will be considered at the discretion of EAI. It is expected that the order will be based solely on these initial proposals. However, the V2P project reserves the right to do one of the following: § Can conduct negotiations with and / or seek clarification from any bidder prior to award. § May cancel this solicitation at any time. [Disclaimer: The above text is machine translated. For accurate information kindly refer the original document.]

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