Request for expressions of interest (consulting services – firms selection), Closing Date: 1 June 2018.

South East Asia Disaster Risk Management Project
Project ID. P160931
Assignment Title: Component 1 Review of governance and legal structure of Southeast Asia Disaster Risk Insurance Facility (SEADRIF).
Reference No. C1 CS2

The Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar has applied for financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the South East Asia Disaster Risk Management Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds to finance the preparation and establishment of SEADRIF, a regional joint facility to secure access to sovereign disaster risk insurance.

The Consulting Services (“the Services”) shall consist of conducting a legal review on options for the legal structure of SEADRIF in a selected jurisdiction, and options for Myanmar joining and participating in SEADRIF under the various legal structures identified in the Terms of Reference and Inception Report.

The duration of Work is estimated at about six (6) weeks.

The Ministry of Planning and Finance will be implementing this component and 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: (1) extensive legal experience in countries similar to Myanmar and across ASEAN, in particular in structuring legal and financial vehicles such as trusts, foundations, and/or mutual insurance companies; (2) experience in areas related to public financial management, finance, trusts, constitutional and devolution of power, and/ or insurance; (3) team member (preferably at a senior level), fully qualified to practice law in Myanmar and provide legal advice; (4) strong communication, writing, editing, interpersonal, outreach, and facilitation skills; (5) availability of experienced and qualified staff (but not individual experts’ biodata).

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 dated January 2011 and revised in July 2014 (the “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. Such association may take the form of a joint venture (JV) or a sub consultancy. In case of a JV, all members of the JV will be evaluated jointly for the purpose of short listing and shall be jointly and severally liable for the assignment and shall sign the contract jointly in case of award is made to that JV. Interested consultants should clearly indicate the structure of their “association” and the duties of the partners and sub consultants in their application. Unclear expression of interests in terms of “in association with” and/or “in affiliation with” and etc. without indicating the status of the partnership and designation of the lead partner may not be considered for short listing.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Selection Based on Consultant’s Qualification (CQS) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours [9:30 a.m to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday].

Expression 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 Friday, June 1, 2018 before 4:00pm (local time).

Treasury department

Contact Person:Daw Ni Ni Than                                                              Project Director and Director of Debt Management Division                                                                                Treasury Department, Ministry of Planning and Finance 1st Floor, Office No. 34, Treasury Department Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Telephone:+95 -67-410-171, +95 -67-410-172
Fax No. :+95-67-410-170
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Source: Ministry of Planning and Finance

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