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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL TO ORGANIZE THE 3RD EAC REGIONAL E-HEALTH & TELEMEDICINE WORKSHOP, MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE, AND TRADE EXHIBITION

(Consultant Qualifications Selection)

               Reference Number: EAC/ESTECO/RFPs/002/2021.

 

  1. The EASTECO invite Technical and Financial proposals for Consultancy to organize the 3rd EAC Regional E-Health & Tele-medicine Workshop, Ministerial Conference and Trade Exhibition. More details on the services are provided in the attached Terms of Reference.

  2. The Bidding Document has been posted in the EASTECO website (easteco.org) and the EAC website (www.eac.int), under procurement/consultancy portals.

  3. The selection shall be based on Consultant’s Qualifications, whose procedure is detailed in this Bidding Documents.

  4. The Bidding Documents includes the following:

                        Section 1 - Letter of Invitation

                        Section 2 - Information to Bidders

                        Section 3 - Technical and Financial Proposals - Standard Forms

                        Section 4 - Terms of Reference

  1. The hard version proposals should be addressed to the address provided below and delivered on or before Monday, 15TH March 2021 by 12 p.m. East African Time (i.e. 11 a.m. Rwandan time).

  2. Soft/electronic version proposals should be dully filled, signed, stamped, scanned in PDF and emailed to this email ONLY: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on or before Monday, 15TH March 2021 by 12 p.m. East African Time (i.e. 11 a.m. Rwandan time).

  3. NOTE: The bidder should secure both the Technical and Financial proposals with confidential PASSWORDS before submitting them and submit the password for Technical Proposal ONLY to the above email to open their Technical proposal at the EASTECO offices on Monday, 15TH March 2021 strictly at 12.10 p.m. East African Time (i.e. 11.10 a.m. Rwandan time).

  4. Bidders or their representatives are invited to attend the technical proposal opening. The EASTECO is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

DOWNLOAD BIDDING DOCUMENT HERE

 

THE SECRETARY
EASTECO PROCUREMENT COMMITTEE
2ND FLOOR, TELECOM HOUSE, KACYIRU, KIGALI
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REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (EOI)

 EOI N0: PSS/SVS/20-21/008

DEVELOPMENT OF ACTION PLAN FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF EAC INDUSTRIALIZATION POLICY

The East African Community (EAC) headquartered in Arusha, Tanzania is an inter-governmental organization mandated by the governments of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan, to spearhead the East African economic, social and political integration agenda. Cooperation in industrial development field is covered under Article 79 and 80 of the Treaty establishing East Africa Community. The challenges to structural transformation and a shift to higher value manufacturing activities remain prevalent. In response to the challenges to economic development in the region, and with the aim of enabling structural transformation to take root, a regional industrialization policy and strategy framework was formulated in 2011. The aim of the policy is to ‘transform the manufacturing sector in EAC through higher value addition and product diversification based on comparative and competitive advantages of the region’ and is currently under implementation.

An Action Plan covering the period 2012-2017 (1st 5 years Action Plan) for implementation of the policy was subsequently prepared. Significant progress in implementation of the policy have been realized however, several challenges remains both at national and regional level, key among them include inadequate financing modalities for the programme implementation, unfavourable business environment for manufacturing, inadequate industrial drivers (infrastructure such as Industrial Parks, skills and technology) and capacity weaknesses among others. The first 5 years Industrial Policy Implementation Action Plan lapsed in December 2017. This therefore calls for the development of a new Plan to guide industrialization interventions in the next 5 years (2019-2024). The new industrialization policy implementation action Plan will take into account the implementation challenges encountered in the first 5 years plan as well as the need to promote emerging new sectors such as fourth industrial revolution (industry 4.0), biotechnology, edible oils, blue economy industries, oil & gas explorations, among others, as well as the regional integration initiatives such as African Continental Free Trade Areas (AfCFTA).

Expression of Interest

EAC invites expression of Interest from qualified individuals to develop Action Plan for Implementation of EAC Industrialization Policy

OBJECTIVES

The main objective of the assignment is for the consultant to formulate an EAC Industrialization Policy Implementation Action Plan to guide and provide a strategic orientation of industrialization programming in the Community for the next 5 years.

Specific Objectives

  • Review and assess the status of implementation of the regional and national industrialization policies and strategies (report on the status of implementation)
  • Review the performance of the EAC industrialization priority sector, to identify niches product/sub-sectors and technologies that can be developed/adopted to accelerate the pace of industrial growth in the region (new priority industrial growth sector analysed and identified)
  • Identify new and emerging policy measures that should be introduced to enhanced prospect for industrial development in the region (policy recommendations/proposals to address implementation challenges to industrial development}and
  • Prepare a 5 years Industrial Policy Implementation Action Plan with estimated budget (Action Plan)

Interested individuals for assignment may express their Interest by providing the following information in the EOI: -

  •  Specific experience in the field of the assignment, provide a list of similar consultancies previously done in the past
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae showing relevant qualifications and experience

Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours 08:00hrs – 16:00hrs (East African Time). No liability will be accepted for loss or late delivery and late submissions will be rejected.

Expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below by Monday 15th March, 2021, 1700 hrs East African Time. Labelled “Development of Action Plan for Implementation of EAC Industrialization Policy”

Attn: Secretary, Procurement Committee
East African Community (EAC) Headquarters, Afrika Mashariki Rd. / EAC Close,
P. O. Box 1096, Arusha, Tanzania
Tel: +255-27-2162100
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Any changes or modifications will be communicated on the EAC Website: www.eac.int.

 

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TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (QMS) SELF ASSESSMENT TOOL FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES IN LEATHER PROCCESSING INDUSTRIES

 

1.    INTRODUCTION

The East African Community (EAC) and the German National Metrology Institute (PTB) seek consultancy services to develop a self-assessment tool for identifying quality gaps and for weighing up the costs and benefits of implementing relevant Quality Management Systems (QMS) among companies in the EAC leather-processing sector. The consultancy assignment is intended to support the ongoing work on the leather sector in the EAC Secretariat, and is to be carried out in accordance with the terms of reference as detailed below.

2.    BACKGROUND

The East African Community (EAC) headquartered in Arusha, Tanzania is an inter- governmental organization mandated by the governments of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, United Republic of Tanzania and Uganda to spearhead the East African economic, social and political integration agenda. The EAC identifies the leather sector as one of the priority sectors in which the region has a comparative advantage. The region is endowed with a good resource base for the production of hides and skins, accounting for 3 percent of the world total bovine herd; 5 percent of the goatherd and 2 percent of the sheep herd. Unfortunately, off take of the raw material and value addition are greatly hampered by low quality of hides and skins and eventually leather products. In acknowledgement of the need to develop the leather value chain, the East African Community has developed a Leather Strategy (2019 – 2029), with the aim of transforming and developing the EAC leather and leather products value chain by(i) enhancing the supply of high-quality hides and skins, (ii) improving value addition and (iii) promoting growth in domestic consumption and export of leather products. To this end, the region seeks to improve the quality infrastructure to facilitate better products and processes along the value chain.

In response to the above strategic need to improve quality infrastructure in the leather value chain, the EAC and PTB seek to promote the introduction of Quality Management Systems (QMS) (e.g. ISO 9001 and/or ISO 14001), in the EAC leather-processing sector. This is part of the EAC plan to support companies in leather manufacturing to ensure quality and safety in leather and leather products manufacturing. It is in this regard, that consultancy services - by individual consultant(s), a consultancy firm or a group of experts - are being sought to prepare a self-assessment tool that will be used to identify gaps with regards to establishing QMSs and help in decision making related to costs and benefits of QMS introduction for individual companies.

3.    OBJECTIVE OF THE ASSIGNMENT

The overall objective of the consultancy service is to develop a self-assessment tool to identify quality gaps, recommend a QMS and provide a cost benefit analysis of implementing it.

4.    SCOPE OF WORK

The QI Consultant(s) shall undertake the following specific activities:

  1. Desk research on QM-Systems which are appropriate and helpful for companies in the leather processing sector (ISO 9001, 14001, others);
  2. Develop a concept for a QMS Self-assessment tool” which highlights potential quality challenges in the company and provides a rough cost benefit analysis an appropriate QMS system;
  3. Present concept to Leather Apex Body, EAC Secretariat and PTB;
  4. Design and develop the QMS Self-assessment tool for validation;
  5. Undertake consultations with private sector and organize for a regional validation workshop;
  6. Test the tool with a small number of companies and revise the tool if necessary; and
  7. Submit report featuring QMS-self-assessment tool and results of the tool

5.    DELIVERABLES

The consultancy services are for a maximum of 21working days spread over the activity period.

Tasks/ deliverables

Consultant days*

Desk research and developing a concept for the QMS self-assessment tool     

5

Designing and Developing the QMS self-assessment tool

9

Testing and Revising the QMS self-assessment tool

5

Developing a final report.

2

TOTAL

21

6. REPORTING

In undertaking the assignment, the consultant(s) will work closely with the EAC Directorate of Productive Sectors, Leather APEX Society, and the PTB Project and will report to the Director of Productive Sectors of EAC and the PTB Project Coordinator.

7.    QUALIFICATIONS

The consultant(s) (either individual consultant(s), a consultancy firm, or a group of experts)required for this assignment should cove the following qualifications:

  1. Must hold at least a Bachelor’s degree in management, business administration, or a related field, and have attended at least 40 hours of relevant QMS/ISO capacity building;
  2. Has undertaken at least five (5) successful consultancy and capacity building services within the last 5 years, with firms/entities, including private companies, on the establishment of QMS;
  3. Minimum of 5 years of working experience, or equivalent consulting experience in the leather manufacturing sub-sector;
  4. Have a deep understanding of development in the leather sector at regional level and it’s linkage to the global leather value chain;
  5. Knowledge and experience of the EAC region and its integration process;
  6. Excellent report writing, analytical and communication skills in English;
  7. Ability to work in a team with excellent interpersonal and management skills;
  8. Being an EAC citizen is an added advantage; and
  9. Fluency in written and spoken English is But knowledge of any other language widely spoken in the EAC region (Swahili, French…) is an added value.

8.  HOW TO APPLY

Interested consultant(s) are requested to send an expression of interest (EOI) for the assignment of “Leather Quality Management Systems (QMS) Consultant(s)” accompanied by:

  1. Updated CV(s), indicating availability as per deliverables;
  2. Maximum 1-page summarized technical offer; and
  3. Financial offer stating professional fee per

To Jean Baptiste Havugimana, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; cc to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on the close of business day on April 16, 2021.

Expenses for accommodation during travel days for the assignment and daily allowances will be communicated according to PTB policy.

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 EOI N0: EACA/SVS20-21/026

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (EOI)

FOR DEVELOPING EAC COMPETITION RESTRAINTS BY ENTERPRISES REGULATIONS AND GUIDELINES.

The East African Community (EAC) is the regional intergovernmental organisation comprised of the Republic of Burundi, Republic of Kenya, Republic of Rwanda, Republic of Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, and the Republic of South Sudan. The Treaty for Establishment of the East African Community was signed on 30th November 1999 and entered into force on 7th July 2000.

The EAC Competition Act came into force in December, 2014 through a gazette notice of 23rd January 2015. The Act seeks, inter alia, to promote and protect fair trade in the Community, ensure consumer welfare and to establish the East African Community Competition Authority (EACA). The EACA is an institution of the EAC which was established pursuant to Article 9(2) of the Treaty for the Establishment of the East African Community and Section 37 of the Act. The EACA’s mandate is to enforce the Act within the Community and its primary functions include inter alia, analysing mergers and acquisitions, investigating and adjudicating restrictive trade Practices matters, consumer welfare issues and undertaking advocacy in respect of competition and consumer protection issues in the region.

EACA seeks to pprovide undertakings with information on how the Authority carries out analysis with the respect to restraints to enterprises under concerted and unilateral conducts, especially in regard to assessment of horizontal agreements, vertical agreements and abuse of dominance; Expound on the analytical steps that may be used by EACA to determine conduct; and also identify procedures that may be subjected to exemptions.

The EACA therefore invites applications for a consultancy assignment from suitably qualified firms to undertake the study to inform development of restraints by enterprises Regulations and Guidelines and develop Regulations and Guidelines to facilitate effective implementation of the restraints by enterprises framework.

The main objectives of this assignment are the following:

  1. undertake a study to inform development of restraints by enterprises Regulations and Guidelines;
  2. Develop restraints by enterprises Regulations to facilitate enforcement and effective implementation of the enforcement of the Act provisions, to effectively punish and deter anticompetitive practices: which includes; horizontal agreements, vertical agreements/restraints and abuse of dominance;
  3. Develop restraints by enterprises Guidelines to facilitate compliance of EAC Competition legal framework; and
  4. Propose recommendations for efficient implementation of EAC competition policy and law.

Interested Firms for assignment may express their Interest by providing the following information in the EOI: -

  1. Corporate profiles: Legal status of the firm, registration details, business detailsthe firm’s history and overall personnel structure and capabilities;
  2. Experience: General experience and specific experience in the field of the assignment, provide a detailed list of similar consultancies previously done in the past; provide evidence previous contracts of similar assignments.
  3. Key Personnel: brief descriptions of at least three consultants’ key personnel showing their relevant qualifications and experience submitting Curriculum Vitae for the technical personnel

Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours 08:00hrs – 16:00hrs (East African Time). No liability will be accepted for loss or late delivery and late submissions will be rejected.

Expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below by Friday 12th March, 2021, 1700 hrs East African Time. Labelled “EXRESSION OF INTEREST FOR DEVELOPING EAC COMPETITION RESTRAINTS BY ENTERPRISES REGULATIONS AND GUIDELINES”

Attn: Secretary, Procurement Committee
East African Community (EAC) Headquarters,
Afrika Mashariki Rd. / EAC Close,
P. O. Box 1096, Arusha, Tanzania
Tel: +255-27-2162100
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information or clarification, please contact us on the address above or through e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Note: E-mail submissions addressed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. will be accepted.

Any changes or modifications will be communicated on the EAC Website: www.eac.int.

 

 


East African Community
EAC Close
Afrika Mashariki Road
P.O. Box 1096
Arusha
United Republic of Tanzania

Tel: +255 (0)27 216 2100
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