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Notice of expression of interest (EOI) for provision of Consultancy Services for development of a Monitoring and Evaluation framework for RCDF Projects

Wednesday, 11th October 2017

OPEN DOMESTIC BIDDING
PROCUREMENT REF: UCC/SRVCS/17-18/00003

1. The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) as mandated by the UCC Act 2013 manages the Rural Communications Development Fund (RCDF); regulatory instrument which is geared towards achievement of universal access in Uganda. Accordingly, UCC has allocated funds to be used for the acquisition of the consultancy services described below.

2. The Commission now invites eligible individual consultants to submit sealed expressions of interest for consultancy services for developing a Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for RCDF Progamme.  The overall objective of this consultancy is the development of a comprehensive Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for the RCDF III (2017-2022) Operational Guidelines. The Operational Guidelines will focus majorly on broadband connectivity and access program, digital literacy etc.; Content mediation and new content aimed at spurring usage in targeted areas. Research and advocacy: establishing authoritative baselines and continuously monitor sector performance, especially as it related to unserved and underserved areas. Research to inform RCDF interventions.

3. Interested consultants should provide information demonstrating that they are eligible and possess the required qualifications to perform the services supported with relevant documentation. The consultant shall possess the necessary skills and experience to carry out assignment of this nature. The EOI should indicate among others:

  • Full name of consultant (firm), address, registration details;
  • A brief profile of the consultant, including experience in provision of similar services;
  • Names and summary of educational qualifications and experience of key personnel, and;
  • Details of key similar assignments including names of clients and values of assignment and period of execution.

4. The short listing criteria will include:

  • Relevant experience in provision of similar assignments. Consultant should have performed at least two assignments involving development of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) frameworks in the last three years;
  • Consultant experience. At least eight (8) years of general consulting in fields related to socio-economic analysis, ICT development; applying M&E concepts, methodologies and tools. Expert understanding/experience with Universal Service in developing economies like Uganda will be added advantage and;
  • Presence of skills and competencies. Consultant shall demonstrate possession of appropriate skills (for self and any associates) in M&E, Economics/statistics, ICT and Social science all at a Master¡¯s Degree level, backed up with a strong trail of practical experience, preferably eight years or more.

5. Consultants may associate with other consultants in the form of a joint venture to enhance their qualifications. The form of association, where applicable, should be indicated in the Expression of Interest.

6. Preference schemes shall not apply when evaluating Request for Proposals from the shortlisted consultants.

7. Interested eligible consultants may obtain further information at the address given below from 9.00 to 17.00 hours.

8. Sealed Expressions of Interest must be delivered to the address below at or before10.00hours on October 27, 2017

Procurement and Disposal Unit
1st Floor, UCC House
Plot 42-44, Spring Road, Bugolobi
Tel: +256-41-4339000, +256-31-2339000
Fax: +256-41-4348832
E-mail: ucc@ucc.co.ug

9. The notice of expression of interest is available at the UCC website: www.ucc.co.ug   and at www.ppda.go.ug

10. The planned Procurement schedule (Subject to changes) is as follows:

Activity

Date

Publication of Notice of Expression of Interest

October 12,  2017

Closing date for receipt of Expression of Interest

October 27,  2017

Evaluation of Expressions of Interest

November 1, 2017

Display of shortlist

N/A

           
Address for obtaining further information and delivery of Expressions of Interest

The Head of Procurement and Disposal Unit
Uganda Communications Commission
1st Floor, UCC House
Plot 42-44, Spring Road, Bugolobi
P. O. Box 7376
Kampala,
Uganda

Tel: +256-41-4339000, +256-31-2339000
Fax: +256-41-4348832
E-mail: ucc@ucc.co.ug
Website: www.ucc.co.ug