REPUBLIC OF GHANA
MINISTRY OF ROADS AND HIGHWAYS
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
(CONSULTING SERVICES – FIRM SELECTIONS)
COUNTRY: GHANA
NAME OF PROJECT: TRANSPORT SECTOR IMPROVEMENT PROJECT (TSIP)

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Credit No.: IDA-60810
Project ID No: P151026
Assignment Title: Institutional Study to review performance of Ghana’s road sector to formulate a sector-wide performance improvement plan
Reference No. for Assignment: GH-MRH-124537-CS-QCBS

This Request for Expression of Interest (REOI) follows the General Procurement Notice for this project which appeared in the UN Development Business website dated 3rd October, 2016 with DB Reference No. WB4480-10/16.

The Government of the Republic of Ghana received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Transport Sector Improvement Project (TSIP) and intends to apply part of the proceeds for the payment of this consulting services.
1. The Consulting services will be expected to embrace all factors affecting the governance and performance of the road sector including, but not limited to, the following:

i. A study of the cost to government, users and the country as a whole of the current approach to road sector funding and decision-making including benchmarking against best practice case studies from other countries;
ii. A review of the policy framework affecting road sector performance;
iii. A review of the institutional framework (including regulations) affecting road sector performance;
iv. Process mapping and review of the overall decision making and prioritization arrangements for road sector investments and their impact on performance
v. A review of the decentralization policies of Government and their impact on the Departments of Feeder Roads and Urban Roads (DFR and DUR) and the subsequent process mapping and review of the management of road infrastructure assets by the ‘decentralized’ Authorities.
vi. Detailed review of the mandate, structure, systems and capacity of the Ministry and each road sector Department and Agency, including, but not necessarily limited to:
a. The capacity and preparedness of the Ministry to fulfil a policy function to the roads sub-sector
b. The ability of the Road Fund (RF) to adopt the policy-led, commercialized decision-making to ensure that it can meet, correctly allocate and distribute its revenues in support of a modern and effective road network.
c. The ability of the Ghana Highways Authority (GHA) to fully implement a policy-led, strategically planned, commercialized and performance-based approach to road asset management throughout its management and operational systems and reflected in staff appraisal and reward schemes.
d. The ability of DUR and DFR to manage their respective road networks through the transition to decentralized road management – whilst maintaining professional and engineering standards across the country.
e. The ability of the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) and the Drivers and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) to fully implement their respective policy coordination and regulatory roles, ensuring that roads are safe, vehicles comply with national safety and other requirements like greenhouse gas emissions, etc., and drivers are properly trained.
vii. Formulate in consultation with sector stakeholders concrete and discrete actions to implement performance improvement measures identified in the review which may include, but not be limited to:
a) Programs and initiatives for systemic change in the sector;
b) Amendments to legal mandates;
c) Alternative financing solutions including opportunities to commercialize more aspects of the sector;
d) Restructuring and capacity building of existing MDAs;
e) Adaptation and strengthening of systems and procedures

2. Eligibility Requirement for the Assignment

The Ministry of Roads and Highways (MRH) now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consulting firms should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services.
The primary shortlisting criteria are:
(a) experience of firm in studies concerned with sector-wide performance improvement, public expenditure, institutional reforms and organizational restructuring;

(b) experience in organizational and institutional reform in road or transport sector;

(c) Experience in World Bank and/or other Donor funded projects.

(d) experience in at least two (2) assignments each with a scope and nature similar to what is stated above in the last 10 years.

(e) Availability of experienced Consulting firms’ staff for the assignment.
The attention of interested Consultants are drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers January 2011 revised July 2014 (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

3. Submission of Expression of Interest (REOI)

Interested firms must organize their Expression of Interest in the following order:
Chapter 1;
i) Company Profile,
ii) Legal Status (Certificate of Incorporation),
iii) Letter of intent of Association, if necessary,
iv) Organizational chart, a list of Board of Directors, and beneficial ownership.

Chapter 2;
(i) Experience of at least two (2) assignments each with a scope and nature similar to what is stated above during the last 10 years,
(ii) A summary of similar assignments undertaken as a lead partner,
(iii) A summary of assignments undertaken in the project country (Ghana) and in Sub Saharan Africa, giving the client name and the year in which, the assignment was carried out.

Chapter 3;
1. Experience in World Bank and/or other Donor funded projects

The document must properly be paged, and a table of contents provided.
A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality- and Cost-Based Selection method set out in the Consultant Guidelines referred to above.
Interested Consultants may obtain further information from the address below from 08:30 to 17:00 hours GMT on weekdays excluding holidays.

Expressions of Interest for the assignment must be delivered (Original plus five (5) hard copies and a pdf-electronic copy on a flash drive) to the address below by 14th October, 2019 at 14:00GMT.

THE CHIEF DIRECTOR
MINISTRY OF ROADS AND HIGHWAYS (DIGITAL ADDRESS: GA-107-2101)
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P.O BOX M.57, ACCRA, GHANA.
TEL: +233 (0)302 661575
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