CQS – 001 – 2016 (PRDP NPCO) Hiring of Consultancy Firm for the Harmonization of the DA Planning and Budgeting System
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (REOI)
Hiring of Consultancy Services (Consultancy Firm)
Solicitation CQS – 001 – 2016
Estimated Project Cost: Php8,200,000.00
Assignment Title : Harmonization of the DA Planning and Budgeting System
Reference No. : Purchase Request Action Slip No. 0038 – N – 2016
Solicitation No. : CQS – 001 – 16
Hiring of Consultancy Services (Firm Selection)
The Government of the Philippines(GOP) has received a loan from the World Bank toward the cost of the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) ,and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this loan to payments of consultancy services for the Harmonization of the DA Planning and Budgeting System
The Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) is a World Bank assisted project being implemented by the Department of Agriculture (DA). It is a national government platform for a modern and climate-smart agriculture that aims to partner with 80 Provincial Local Government Units (PLGUs) and agri-fishery stakeholders in realizing the goals of improved food security and increase incomes, climate resiliency and enhanced policy environment and governance as expressed in the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2011 – 2016.
The Department of Agriculture (DA) has a big challenge as overseer of the development of the agriculture and fisheries sector. The sector’s critical roles in the country’s economic progress, most especially in building inclusiveness in growth, is recognized — a recognition apparent in the DA’s increasing budgetary allocations.
The past five years – 2010-2014 have been challenging for the agriculture and fisheries sector. The pernicious effects of climate change, primarily flooding and drought, caused billions worth of livelihood and production losses to the sector. Typhoon Yolanda alone decimated the stock of coconut trees in the Eastern Visayas and destroyed the boats of fisher folk. Despite these, the sector managed to maintain its upward trend as output grew at an annual average of 2.08 percent.
However, significant sector advancement is weighed down by various factors, not the least of which is the way that the Department has been pursuing the mandated sector goals, setting Department purposes and targets, and allocating and using available resources.
The Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) is a 6-year project of the DA aiming to provide needed infrastructure and enterprise investment support to the agriculture and fisheries sector but within more efficient governance systems consistent with principles espoused in the Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization Act (AFMA) of 1997. The IPLAN component of the program intends to institutionalize the Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization Plan (AFMP) and the Regional Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization Plan (RAFMP) as the basis for the allocation and use of investments available to the sector. To this end, it seeks to strengthen the Department’s planning, programming and budget execution processes for the attainment of mandated sector goals.
The Department of Agriculture now invites consulting firms to indicate their interest in providing their services for the Harmonization of the DA Planning and Budgeting System. Interested consultant must submit information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services follows:
1. Letter of Expression of Interest;
2. Technical and Managerial Organizations;
3. List of research, studies, related project and programs engaged within Five (5) Years or equivalent experiences; and
4. Firm’s Certificate of Registration (DTI or SEC)
A consultant will be selected using Selection based on Consultant Qualification (CQS) method set out in the World Bank Procurement Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank, May 2011
The engagement of the consulting firm is six (6) months from receipt of Notice to Proceed (NTP).
Further information can be obtained through PRDP Procurement Specialist, Ms. Rosanna V. Joaquin from 8:00AM to 5:00PM from Mondays thru Fridays at the PRDP Procurement Unit Office, 4/F New DA Building, DA Compound Elliptical Road, Diliman, Quezon City.
Expression of Interest must be delivered in written form to the address below (in person, or by mail) on or before 12:00 NN of 23 August 2016 .
Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP)
National Project Coordination Office (NPCO)
Special Bids and Awards Committee (SBAC) Secretariat
2nd floor, ITCAF Building
Department of Agriculture, Office of the Secretary
Elliptical Road, Diliman, Quezon City
ASSISTANT SECRETARY LEANDRO H. GAZMIN
Chairperson, PRDP Special Bids and Awards Committee (SBAC)