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Preparation of Legal and Regulatory Framework for INAPEM-INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITY BUILDING FOR PRIVATE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

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Angola
   Apr 21, 2017
   May 3, 2017
   English
   International procurement

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   Lourenço Filipe
Institutional Capacity Building for Private Sector Development Project (ICBPSD) Project Management Unit, Rua Rainha Jinga, nº 31, Edifício Torres Elysées 1º e 2º Andar, Luanda, Angola.
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The Government of Angola (Government) has received a loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB) to cover the cost of the Institutional Capacity Building for Private Sector Development Project (ICBPSDP) and intends to apply a portion of such loan for payments under the contract for the Preparation of Legal and Regulatory Framework for INAPEM.

The Institutional Capacity Building for Private Sector Development Project (ICBPSDP) overall goal is to build the capacity of the various public services which support private sector development. The project’s specific objectives are to: i) support enterprise competitiveness and entrepreneurship and ii) support the development of the cooperative movement.
The project is being implemented over a 5-year period (2014 - 2019). It comprises the components and activities summarised in the following Table:

Project Components Component Description

1. Support to business competitiveness and entrepreneurship.
This component aims to build the capacity of the Entrepreneurship Promotion Institute (IFE) by training its staff, building its capacity to support businesses in preparing their projects, developing and disseminating information on businesses, conducting 6 studies on potential for exports and internationalization. It also aims to support the strengthening of the training mechanisms of the National Institute for Support to Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (INAPEM). With a view to training 42 500 entrepreneurs including 24 250 women, the project will support the establishment of an Entrepreneurship Academy by training its personnel, through the preparation of training modules and the design of training materials, the establishment of a regulatory framework to allow INAPEM to play a coordinating role regarding training courses on entrepreneurship, preparation of an entrepreneurial training map and database and, lastly, support for the establishment of partnership frameworks between INAPEM and the other stakeholders in the entrepreneurship training activities.

2. Support to the development of the cooperative movement
This component aims to contribute to (i) the preparation of regulations on cooperatives, (ii) the conduct of studies and dissemination of information on cooperatives, and (iii) exchanges of experiences concerning cooperatives.
3. Management, Monitoring and Evaluation
This component provides for the establishment of a monitoring and evaluation system for private sector development support programmes, mainstreaming gender issues. It also provides for the establishment of an adequate mechanism for the general coordination and monitoring of the project’s implementation. This mechanism is described in §4.1.1 below and in Annex V. The main activities are: equipment, technical assistance, monitoring and evaluation, auditing, and operation of the project.

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The general objective of this assignment is to draw on the expertise of a specialized law firm, to assist INAPEM in preparing a Legal and Regulatory Framework for the Academy, envisaged in the Project Appraisal Report and agreed upon between AfDB and GOA.
The main tasks to be carried out under the Preparation of the Legal and Regulatory Framework for the Academy are, but not limited to the following:
* Design the Academy´s vision, mission, values and principles;
* Design the organizational chart and staff needed (initial and complementary);
* Design the governing and supervisory bodies and their roles;
* Design and propose the administrative, accounting, and financial management tools to be used;
* Estimate and proprose the Academy´s equity requirements and distribution.
* Set out the Academy´s scope, goals, values, and guiding principles;
* Define the training community and general behaviour rules and norms;
*Define the reference training schedule and the communication strategy with the Academy´s stakeholders;
* Set out the academic management bodies and their respective roles;
* Define the training modules and other micro and SMEs support activities;
*Establish the planning, monitoring, and evaluation mechanisms for the training modules and other micro and SMEs support activities.
The Institutional Capacity Building for Private Sector Development (ICBPSD) Project now invites eligible consultants to indicate their interest in providing these services. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.). Consultants may constitute joint-ventures to enhance their chances of qualification. Only consultants from the African Development Bank member countries are eligible to submit their expression of interest (the list of member countries is available at http://www.afdb.org/en/about-us/corporate-information/members/).
Eligibility criteria, establishment of the short-list and the selection procedure shall be in accordance with the African Development Bank’s “Rules and Procedures for the use of Consultants” dated May 2008 and revised in July 2012, which is available on the Bank’s website at http://www.afdb.org.
Interested consultants should submit their requests for clarifications to capacity.proj@gmail.com; lourenco.filipe@minec.gv.ao and EOIs should not be more than 8-10 pages long.


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