USAID KENYA
Type : Tender ( EOI )

Category : Professional Services , Other Professional Services
Ref No :
By : USAID KENYA
Closing : Thu, Mar 05, 2015 17:00
Eligibility :  Kenya

USAID KENYA

FROM THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

Financial Inclusion for Rural Microenterprises (FIRM)

Call for Expression of Interest (EOI 11)

Financial Inclusion for Rural Microenterprises (FIRM) is a USAID-funded project supporting three US Government initiatives in Kenya; Feed the future. Global Climate Change and Power Africa.Through FIRM’s County Investment Support work, the project supports partner counties in the area of water sector management, investment, and service provision.

FIRM seeks qualified Business Service Providers (registered companies) with technical expertise and a proven track record in Kenya to apply for prequalification for County Water Sector Support. Companies which are prequalified will be eligible to submit proposals for assignments in the County Water Sector Support technical area. Successful applicants will present a team of personnel with demonstrated experience and achievements in the following areas:

Capacity building for county departments and water service providers responsible for water services in strategic planning;
Supporting county governments and water service providers in corporate governance, policy development, and water service provider financial analysis / sustainability:
Conducting market assessments with counties and water service providers to establish current water conditions, document role of gender in water collection and management, document gaps in service provision to marginalized groups, and analysis demand and affordability for paid-for water services;
Successfully supporting county governments and water service providers to receive commercial finance and investment to improve service provision;
Interested registered companies should submit the following:

A brief summary (no more than 5 pages) explaining the company’s technical understanding of the issues and challenges currently faced by County Governments and water service providers, especially related to the above technical areas;
A company profile which introduces the company and covers the breadth of technical capacity offered;
CVs of at least three named key corporate staff with experience in the above technical areas;
A summary of relevant experiences related to the above technical areas;
At least 3 references relevant to the above technical areas;
A copy of Certificate of Incorporation.
Valid tax compliance certificate – issued by Kenya Revenue Authority
Applicants will be evaluated on the following:

Strength of brief technical understanding summary;
Comprehensiveness of the company profile to demonstrate ability to respond to the stated technical areas;
Strength of the CVs of the named corporate staff to address the stated technical areas;
Responses of references;
To apply to this EOI for consideration, please send your interest to the following email, KenyaFIRMproc@dai.com on or before Thursday, March 5,2015 at 5:00 pm, East Africa Time. The subject line of the email must clearly state EOI 11. Short-listed Business Service Providers will be notified by Thursday, April 9,2015. Applicants who fail to provide the requested information by the stated deadline may be disqualified from consideration.

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