Name of Project: Project Management Support Firm


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Country: Afghanistan

Name of Project: Project Management Support Firm.

Grant No: TF-A4809

Reference No: MOMP/CS/003-QCBS-1398

The Ministry of Mines and Petroleum has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Project Management Support firm and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.

The consulting services (“the Services”) include The Project Management Support firm (PMSF) will be responsible to provide hands-on support and capacity building to different departments responsible to manage and implement the project within the ministry.

The PMSF will include a set of experienced project management professionals, who will provide support to the ministry in M&E activities including setting up an M&E system, institute a quality assurance and quality control program for the project, and ensure that the project is implemented under project plans and budgets.

The objective of the PMSF is to assist ministry to ensure the timely and efficient operations of the AESD project which will typically include but is not limited to, a) Identifying requirements, b) Addressing the various needs, concerns, and expectations of the stakeholders in planning and executing the project, c) Setting up, maintaining, and carrying out communications among stakeholders that are active, effective, and collaborative in nature, d)  Managing stakeholders towards meeting project requirements and creating project deliverables, e) Balancing the competing project constraints, which include, but are not limited to: Scope, Quality, Schedule, Budget, Resources, and Risks

The main goal of this consultancy is to facilitate the application of Project Management techniques to the ministry in implementing the project by following international standards (PMI or Prince2) to allow the consultant to apply five key processes that are: Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling, and Closing.

The PMSF help to address project deviations and any time delays are monitored/ corrected as well as contingency actions prepared to ensure the overall project runs according to the scope, quality and approved budget/ costs and follows including compliance with World Bank rules and internal operational procedures.

The Ministry of Mines and Petroleum 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:

1. The Consultant should be a registered legal entity and should have a business in providing Consultancy Services of similar or related assignments. (The consultant is required to provide the copy of registration license).

  2. The consultant shall have proven experience for a minimum of two contracts with a           minimum sum of 200,000 USD (Two hundred thousand US Dollars) having executed during last 10 years of similar nature indicating the duration, value and years of performance, which should showcase the expertise/ strength of the consultant for undertaking such assignments

3.  Experience in the Mining sector is preferable;

4. Firm history and the availability of appropriately skilled staff.

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 2011 & Revised July 2014 (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.    Besides, please refer to the following specific information on conflict of interest related to this assignment:

Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications. If consultants intend to associate with other Firms, they are advised to identify the lead partner and state the composition and nature of the association (JV/sub-consultancy) in their EOI.

In case the association between the firms is in the form of JV, the following requirements will strictly apply:

  • Only the firm meeting above criteria substantially shall act as the Lead Partner of the JV. In case, more than one firm meet the above criteria substantially, any of those firms can act as the Lead Partner.
  • The Consultant should specify which firm in the JV would provide the required Key Staff and how that firm is competent to provide such a Key Staff.
  • There is no such requirement if the association is in the form of sub-consultancy.

A Consultant will be selected under the Quality and Cost Based Selection QCBS method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours, i.e. 09:00 to 16:00 hours. Electronic queries will be entertained.

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by email,) by 05, August 2019, 3:00 hrs (Kabul Local Time) duly quoting the case’s reference number i.e. MOMP/CS/003-QCBS-1398: Project Management Support firm

Submission of EOI

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form as per the formats attached in Annexure 1 to the address below (in person, or by e-mail) latest by 05, August 2019 at 3:00 PM (Kabul Local Time).

Attention:  Abdul Sattar Afghan

Head of Consultancy Services Unit

 Ministry of Mines & Petroleum

 Mobile: 0093 79 8740538

Email: copied to     


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