Sierra Leone: EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR REVENUE AUDIT CONSULTANCY

Organization: Government of Sierra Leone
Country: Sierra Leone
Closing date: 16 Jun 2017

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

(CONSULTING SERVICES – FIRMS SELECTION)

SIERRA LEONE

SAI CAPACITY BUILDING PROJECT

Grant No.: TF0 A3851

Assignment Title: EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR REVENUE AUDIT CONSULTANCY

Reference No.: (ASSL/WBCP/001/2017)

The Audit Service Sierra Leone has received financing from the World Bank towards the cost of the Supreme Audit Institution Capacity Development (SAICD) Multi-Donor Trust Fund, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.

The consulting services (“the Services”) include services of a Revenue Audit Consultant. This is a Technical Assistance request under component 1- Strengthening Professional Capacity under the World Bank funded project which aims at:

· Enhancing staff capacity of ASSL to engage in the audit of revenue; and

· Maximizing revenue collection, being a priority of government and donors.

Revenue Audit Expert: It is estimated that 130 days of the Revenue Audit expert time will be required to perform this assignment.

The Audit Service Sierra Leone now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria are:

It is expected that the Firm will have the following:

· Excellent knowledge of ISSAIs and international best practices in regularity/financial auditing.

· Prior experience of working directly with Supreme Audit Institutions (SAI) in developing Country context including extensive capacity building programmes.

· Strong track record in developing training courses and delivering training in revenue audit to public sector audit institutions.

· Experience of working in Sierra Leone or a country at similar level of development would be considered an advantage.

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers January 2011 Revised July 2014 as per legal agreement] (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. In addition, please refer to the following specific information on conflict of interest related to this assignment: Bank policy requires that consultants provide professional, objective, and impartial advice and at all times hold the client’s interests paramount, without any consideration for future work, and that in providing advice they avoid conflicts with other assignments and their own corporate interests.

Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub consultancy to enhance their qualifications.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Consultants’ Qualifications CQS method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 09:00 to 16:00 hours.

Expression of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, by mail or e-mail) by 16th June 2017 at 14:00 hrs.

Audit Service Sierra Leone

Attn.: Adama Renner (Mrs.)

Project Team Leader

2nd Floor, Lotto Building, O.A.U Drive, Tower Hill

Freetown, Sierra Leone

Tel.: +23278010588 E-mail: adama.renner@auditservice.gov.sl

How to apply:

Expression of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, by mail or e-mail) by 16th June 2017 at 14:00 hrs.

Audit Service Sierra Leone

Attn.: Adama Renner (Mrs.)

Project Team Leader

2nd Floor, Lotto Building, O.A.U Drive, Tower Hill

Freetown, Sierra Leone

Tel.: +23278010588

E-mail: adama.renner@auditservice.gov.sl

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