Request for expressions of interest (FIRST/MOST/C26): Consulting firm for impact evaluation studies and policy recommendations

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 REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

 

 

Vietnam

The Fostering Innovation through Research, Science and Technology - FIRST Project

Loan No./Credit No./Grant No.: 5257-VN

 

Date: April 10, 2019

Assignment Title: Consulting firm for impact evaluation studies and policy recommendations  

Reference No. (As per Procurement Plan): FIRST/MOST/C26

The Socialist Republic of Vietnam has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of “The Fostering Innovation through Research, Science and Technology Project” – FIRST Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.

The consulting services (“the Services”) is to select the firm consultant for carrying out the impact evaluation studies and policy recommendations with the service objectives are to (i) Assess the relevance and appropriateness of the FIRST Project, (ii) Evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the FIRST Project implementation, (iii) Evaluate the outcomes, impact and sustainability of FIRST and their contributions to the development of Vietnam’s National Innovation System and (iv) Develop recommendations for the further development of Science, Technology and Innovation in Vietnam. Base on such expected results, the Consultant will support FIRST to conduct an evaluation of the FIRST Project, which provides objective evidence to the key stakeholders, especially to the World Bank and MOST, about the sustainable success of FIRST and its contributions to the transition of Vietnam towards an efficiency and innovation-driven economy with a strengthened National Innovation System. Furthermore, from these results the evaluation shall also derive recommendations for the further development of Science, Technology and Innovation in Vietnam, building on FIRST’s outcomes and other relevant Vietnamese initiatives. 

The FIRST Project 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 short listing criteria are: 

 

Criteria

1.

Core business and years in business

2.

Qualifications in the field of the assignment

3.

Technical and managerial organization of the firm

4.

General qualification and number of key 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 (January 2011) (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.


Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub consultancy to enhance their qualifications.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with 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 from 09:00 to 17:00 hours (local time).

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by 17:00 dated April 26, 2019 (local time).

- Central Project Management Unit for Fostering Innovation through Research, Science and Technology Project (CPMU-FIRST) – Ministry of Science and Technology

- Attn: Mr. Luong Van Thang – Project Director

- Add: Room 1501, #15th Floor, Thang Long Tower, 98A Nguy Nhu Kon Tum, Thanh Xuan Dist., Hanoi, Vietnam.

- Tel:  + 84 4 6286 4968 - ext. 31/33

- Fax: + 84 4 6286 4956

- Email:           to: Project Director                     lvthang@first-most.vn  

Cc: Procurement Specialist        binhvtt@first-most.vn/ ngthuoanh15@gmail.com  

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