REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
(CONSULTING SERVICES – FIRM)
Tax and Accountability Enhancement Project (TAEP).
CONSULTANCY SERVICES (FIRM) : RESEARCH ON SMALL TO MEDIUM ENTERPRISES (SMEs) SUPPORT SYSTEMS IN ZIMBABWE: POLICY FRAMEWORK, PRACTISES AND CHALLENGES
Sector: Governance | Financing Agreement reference: 21 00 155040633 | Project ID No. P-ZW-KF0-012
The Government Zimbabwe received financing from the African Development Fund (ADF), to finance the Tax and Accountability Enhancement Project (TAEP), and intends to apply part of the agreed amount for this grant to payments under the contract for a Research on Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) support systems in Zimbabwe: Policy framework, Practises and Challenges.
The services included under this project are; (i) Conduct a desk research on the extent to which support constraints are affecting SME growth and proffer recommendations on how SME growth can be boosted through policy and practice changes; (ii) Identify the policy gaps among the interventions that the government has been making over the years for prescribing corrective measures; (iii) Collect information from the Ministry of Women Affairs, Community and SMEs Development and other relevant institutions on challenges affecting players in the SMEs sector with specific reference to case studies.; (iv) Outline experiences of other countries; (v) Give recommendations on SMEs support policy and practices needed to effectively deal with the challenges faced by SMEs; (vi) Identify specific training needs for the Portfolio Committee on Women Affairs, Community and SMEs Development; (vii) Facilitate a training workshop where dissemination of research findings, validation of research report and training of Members of Parliament and staff will take place. The estimated period of execution is 20 days.
The Parliament of Zimbabwe now invites eligible firms to indicate their interest in providing these services. Interested consultants must send Profiles that provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the task (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills, company profile, company registration certificates, etc.) The consultancy firm must have a good understanding of SME operations and be able to provide relevant recommendations for appropriate action and to produce analytical reports. Consultants may constitute joint-ventures to enhance their chances of qualification.
Eligibility criteria, establishment of the short-list and the selection procedure shall be in accordance with the African Development Bank’s “Rules and Procedures for the use of Consultants” October 2015, which is available on the Bank’s website at http://www.afdb.org.
Interested consultancy firms may obtain further information at the address below during office hours 08:00 hours to 16:30 hours. Expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below by 21 December 2021 at 10.30 am local Zimbabwe time (GMT + 2 hours) and mention “RESEARCH ON SMALL TO MEDIUM ENTERPRISES (SMEs) SUPPORT SYSTEMS IN ZIMBABWE: POLICY FRAMEWORK, PRACTISES AND CHALLENGES ”
The Programmes Coordinator
Attn: The Procurement Officer
Programmes Coordination Unit, Parliament of Zimbabwe
Cnr. Third Street and Kwame Nkrumah Avenue, Third Floor, Room 313
- O Box CY 298, Causeway, Harare E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
 Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and / or regulatory bodies are eligible to participate