REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
(CONSULTING SERVICES – FIRM)
Tax and Accountability Enhancement Project (TAEP).
CONSULTANCY SERVICES (FIRM): RESEARCH ON THE ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF CONTRACT DISCLOSURE IN THE MINING INDUSTRY IN ZIMBABWE
Sector: Governance | Financing Agreement reference: 21 00 155040633 | Project ID No.: P-ZW-KF0-012
The Government of the Republic of Zimbabwe has received financing from the African Development Fund (ADF) toward the cost of 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 the impacts of contract disclosure in the mining industry in Zimbabwe.
The services included under this project are (i) Conduct a desk research on Contract Transparency in Zimbabwe for the past 20 years; (ii) Collect information from the Ministry of Mines and Mining Development and other relevant institutions on Mining Agreements signed between the Government and investors; (iii) Analyse mining agreements and identify any risks associated with individuals, entities or investors who are part of the agreements; (iv) Identify any unfair tax exemptions, incentives or tax holidays, offshore procurement, management contracts that can prejudice the country; (v) Assess any legal loopholes in the contracts; (vi) Outline the economic implications of the fiscal provisions in the mining agreements; (vii) Give recommendations on how to improve contract negotiations which are advantageous to the country; (viii) Identify specific training needs of the Mines and Minerals Development Committee; (ix) Facilitate a training workshop where dissemination of research findings and training of Members of Parliament and staff will take place. The methodology of the training should be both theoretical and participatory based on the principles of learning by doing. It is expected that consultants will avoid lectures and focus on learning exercises, role playing and other relevant learning activities wherever possible. The estimated period of execution is 35 days.
The Parliament of Zimbabwe now invites eligible Consultancy firms to indicate their interest in providing these services. Interested consultants must send Profiles and CVs that provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, registration certificates, etc.). The assignment requires a consultancy firm with prior experience in conducting researches and facilitating trainings. The firm must have a good understanding of contract and mining law. 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 “Procurement Policy of Bank Group Funded Operations 2015”, which is available on the Bank’s website at http://www.afdb.org.
Interested consultants 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 30 June 2022 at 10.30 am local Zimbabwe time (GMT + 2 hours) and mention “RESEARCH ON THE ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF CONTRACT DISCLOSURE IN THE MINING INDUSTRY IN ZIMBABWE”
The Programmes Coordinator
Attn: The Procurement Specialist
Programmes Coordination Unit, Parliament of Zimbabwe
Cnr. Third Street and Kwame Nkrumah Avenue, Third Floor, Room 313
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