Request for Proposals – IT Support Services at CBM Zambia Christian Blind Mission
Christian Blind Mission Zambia is a disability inclusive organization committed to improving life of people with disabilities in the poorest communities of the world. Through our disability-inclusive development approach, we address the barriers that hinder access and participation and actively seek to ensure the full participation of people with disabilities as empowered self-advocates in all development and emergency response processes.
Christian Blind Mission (CBM) invites applications from eligible suppliers for IT support services for the Country Office.
- Troubleshoot and provide technical support with guidance of CBM’s IT department.
- Register defects and failures within the IT system, analysis of problems, solving such problems and the respective documentation.
- Setup equipment for the office during onsite and offsite meetings/functions
- Configure certain hardware equipment such as printers with the guidance of CBM’s IT personnel.
- Asses and give recommendation for replacement of specific equipment.
Professional profile and requirements
- Practical knowledge on and troubleshooting of computer-related work including laptops, networks, printers, and common office applications
- Experience in handling IT and help-desk support.
- Ability to work in an international team with clear communication structures.
- Understanding that CBM is an international organisation with a global IT strategy which provides the framework for the local IT.
- Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
- Flexible, resourceful and active.
- Willingness to learn.
Some tasks include, but not limited to:
- Regular Tasks Personal Computer
- Check computer hardware and clean up (dust/dirt removal)
- Computer Software Clean up.
- Remove unwanted Software
- All other programs and tools only on business case after agreed with IT Department
- Check the presence and the actuality of an antivirus software/personal firewall.
- Check that the latest MS updates are applied.
- Update software (like Adobe Reader, Flash player, Java etc.).
- Each machine must be checked at least once every month. A documentation of each check must be prepared.
- Check computer hardware and clean up
- Recording of IT inventory in the office
- Business Profile including contact details, physical address
- Business registration/licence certificates
- Copy of suppliers valid Zambia Revenue Authority Tax Clearance, Value Added Tax (VAT) registration and With Holding Tax Exemption Certificates
- List of current customers and their contact details (references)
- Evidence of financial capacity (Proof of bank account, bank statements not later than three months and audited accounts)
- Proposal with clearly indicated payment terms
Please send all documents via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, by the 12th November 2022.
Call for Tender : Individual Evaluators/Consulting Firms Interested to carry out FINAL EVALUATION OF THE FCDO PROGRAMME at Mary's Meals Zambia
FINAL EVALUATION OF THE FCDO PROGRAMME
Improving access, participation, and progression in education for vulnerable children in Eastern Zambia.
UK Aid Match Grant Reference Number II: 205210-229
Mary’s Meals International seeks a consultant/s to undertake the final evaluation of a three-year school feeding project, funded by FCDO in Zambia. The project began in September 2019 and will end in December 2022. The final programme evaluation is planned to take place during January to February 2023.
2. About the programme
The project objectives are to contribute to improve engagement for children through increased access and participation in primary school, achieving universal inclusive and quality education primary and pre-school education for vulnerable children in Zambia, to reduce classroom hunger, to improve progression within primary schools, improve capacity to manage and deliver school feeding programmes in local, district and national level. The programme was designed to reach a total of 223 schools across Mambwe, Lumezi, Kasenengwa, Chipangali and Chipata districts in Eastern Province in Zambia.
The outcomes of the project are:
- Improved engagement in education for children in Mambwe, Lumezi, Chipata, Chipangali and Kasenengwa districts in Eastern Province, Zambia through increased access and participation in primary education. Contributing to SDG4- Progress towards inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning.
- 131,114 vulnerable children in Zambia benefit from reduced classroom hunger and improved access, participation and progression within primary education, increasing community support for education and improving capacity to manage and deliver school feeding programmes at local, district and national level.
3. Evaluation purpose
This evaluation will assess the extent to which the original project objectives have been achieved.
The objectives of the evaluation are:
- To assess the extent to which each of the original project objectives have been achieved.
- To provide an assessment of the programme impact.
- To provide learning and practical recommendations with the potential for future adoption and integration within Mary’s Meals’ work.
The evaluation will consider project impacts in relation to the intended outcomes of the project, which are:
- Reduction in classroom hunger
- Improved access, participation, and progression within primary education
- Increased community support for managing and delivering the SFP
- Improved capacity to deliver school feeding programmes at local, district and national level
Throughout the assignment, the evaluator will use indicators that have been defined and implemented by Mary’s Meals, as appropriate for their assessment. The FCDO grant log frame will be provided and should act as a key document and guide for the evaluation.
4. Evaluation Criteria
This evaluation will consider the following specific evaluation criteria:
- Were the programme activities implemented as planned?
- Were the planned objectives met?
- What impacts has the programme achieved in the target schools and communities?
- Who has benefited directly and indirectly from the programme? (The evaluation should consider other dimensions of diversity such as gender, age, socio-economic status, ethnicity and disability etc).
- How were beneficiaries and their communities involved in the project?
- What was the level of involvement and ownership of the programme on the part of target communities? To what extent were the target communities contributing time, money, or other resources to the running of the programme?
- What was the level of involvement and ownership of the programme on the part of government authorities (including ministry officials)? To what extent were these stakeholders contributing time, money, or other resources to the running of the programme?
- What effect has the programme had on the level of knowledge, skills, and capacity within the target communities and government authorities to maintain and manage school feeding programmes?
- What could be appropriate next steps to support the SFP going forward?
- What role does the woodlots play in the sustainability of the programme? To what extent has the woodlot contributed to the SFP fuel source (Where have communities been sourcing wood? To what extent has the trainings and community engagement activities provided the communities and local authorities with the capacity to manage the woodlots?
- To what extent was the SFP delivered efficiently and cost-effectively?
5. Evaluation methodology
The evaluation will include both desk review and fieldwork components in sampled project Schools. The evaluator will be expected to undertake the following:
Desk review of project documentation and monitoring data for the relevant areas.
Fieldwork with a selection of schools and direct beneficiaries within the project districts. Age-appropriate methods should be used.
Interviews with Mary’s Meals staff, head-teachers, community, and government representatives as appropriate.
Fieldwork should be conducted in a representative sample of schools in the programme districts of Eastern province. Following the data collection and analysis, the consultancy team will be expected to present and discuss the key evaluation findings with project team and stakeholders.
6. Timeline of the Evaluation
The following is a guide to the expected timeline and outputs for the evaluation:
No./ Action / Timeframe
1. Closing date for receipt of evaluation proposals – 11th Nov 2022
2. Selection of consultancy team (evaluators) – 30th Nov 2022
3. Inception Report: Consultancy send proposed evaluation methodology to Mary’s Meal – 12th December 2022
4. Evaluation field research – 9th Jan to 20th Jan 2023
5. Research data shared with Mary’s Meals – 27th Jan 2023
6. Draft of report submitted for review and comment – 3rd Feb 2023
7. Consultants present and discuss research findings with key programme stakeholders – 17th Feb 2023
8. Final Evaluation Report, Executive Summary submitted – 28th Feb 2023
All raw data and information collected during the course of the assignment must be supplied to Mary’s Meals in an agreed format as an output of the assignment.
Mary’s Meals is looking for an independent evaluator or evaluators who can demonstrate the following experience and competencies:
- Proven experience in the design and implementation of evaluations.
- Skills in the collection, analysis, and management of both quantitative and qualitative data.
- Knowledge of education programmes in general, and ideally school feeding programmes in particular.
- Knowledge of the current development context in Zambia.
- Ability to communicate in relevant local languages, understanding of ethical aspects of research including safeguarding, and ensuring the anonymity and confidentiality of respondents.
The selected consultant(s) will be expected to sign and abide by applicable Mary’s Meals policies.
How to apply
To apply for this assignment, interested consultants should provide the following:
- A proposal for how they would approach the assignment. This must include an outline of the consultant’s proposed methodological approach to the field research component not exceeding 5 pages
- A sample of relevant recent written work: ideally an evaluation report or similar.
- CVs of all consultants who would be involved in the assignment.
- A detailed budget for the evaluation, including daily rates and all expenses or per diems.
Please contact Mary’s Meals for further information on appropriate budget levels on the following numbers +260 760 633 753/+260 977 219 239 and +260 973 778 749
The closing date for the receipt of applications is 11th November 2022.
Tender for the Provision of call Centre Services on a one (1no.) Year running Contract at Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA)
TENDER NO. ZICA/MCS/TD/0014/2022
The Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA) has allocated funds and intends to apply the funds to eligible payments under the contract for which this Invitation to Bid is issued. Payments by ZICA will be made only at the request of the Authorized Representative, and will be subject, in all respects, to the terms and conditions of the Contract.
1. ZICA now invites bids for the following non-consulting services (hereinafter called "Services"): Provision of Call Centre Services on a one (1) year running contract.
2. This Invitation to Bid (ITB) is open to eligible local Bidders. Bidders must provide proof of establishment and legal registration of their business under the Laws of Zambia.
3. Bidding will be conducted using the Open National Bidding
(ONB) specified in the Public Procurement Act of 8 of 2020 and the Public Procurement Regulations of 2022, and is open to Local Bidders eligible as defined in the Bidding Documents, that meet the minimum qualifications.
4. Bidding documents may be purchased at ZICA,
Accountants Park 2374/A Thabo Mbeki Road, Lusaka, Zambia for a non-refundable fee of Five Hundred Kwacha (K500.00). Interested bidders may obtain further information at the same address.
5. The bidding documents may also be downloaded by interested bidders from the ZICA website https://www.zica.co.zm/tenders/
6. Bids shall be valid for a period of 90 days after Bid closing and must be accompanied by Bid Securing Declaration and shall be delivered to ZICA, Accountants Park 23741A Thabo Mbeki Road, Lusaka, Zambia on or before the tender closing date, of which time they will be opened in the presence of the bidders who wish to attend.
Bidders should pay attention to the following key dates:
Date of Publication of Tender: 31st October 2022
Pre-Bid Meeting: 11h November 2022 at 10.00hrs
Last Date for requesting any clarifications: 11 November 2022 at 16:00hrs
Last Date and Time for receipting of bids at ZICA: 25 November 2022 at 1000hrs
Date and Time of opening of bids: 25 November 2022 at 10:00hrs
For Secretary and Chief Executive Officer
Request for Expressions of Interest at National Road Fund Agency
EXTERNAL AUDIT FOR IMPROVED RURAL CONNECTIVITY
RFP No. NRFA/CS/101/2022 27/10/2022
The Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) has received financing (US$200m) from the World Bank in the form of a credit for the Improved Rural Connectivity Project (IRCP) whose objectives are: Improve Zambia's rural roads accessibility for communities in selected areas, strengthen institutional capacity for sustainable management of rural roads and respond promptly and effectively to Eligible Crisis or Emergency.
The National Road Fund Agency (NRFA) wishes to apply part of the proceeds of the credit towards engagement of External Auditors for the provision of consultancy services for the financial audit of the Project.
The objective of the engagement is for the Auditor to carry out an audit of the financial statements of the Project for the Period 2022 to 2024 in accordance with International Standards on Auditing in order to express an opinion on the following: -
i. Whether the financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the
financial position of the Project for the Period 2022 to 2024 and of its financial performance and its cash flow for the years in accordance with International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS): and
ii. Whether, in all material respects, the funds have been applied for the purposes intended under the Project and the financial transactions conform to the authorities which govern them.
The National Road Fund Agency (NRFA) now invites eligible consultants/auditors to indicate their interest in providing the aforementioned services. Interested firms must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services through brochures, description of similar assignments, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc. Consultants may constitute joint ventures to enhance their chances of qualification
Eligibility of the consultant shall be based on:
i. Experience of the firm,
ii. Experience of the firm in similar assignments,
iii. Number of years in Consultancy
iv. Qualification and experience of Principals (key Staff of the firm, such as
Engagement Partner, Engagement Manager and Engagement Supervisor who may not be considered to carry out the assignment but are critical for the smooth and continued running of the firm)
v. Core Field of specialization
vi. Registration of the Firm with the Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants.
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 2011 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest.
A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Selection Based on the Least Cost Selection (LCS) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.
NRFA is under no obligation to shortlist any consultant who expresses interest.
Interested parties must submit their Expressions of Interest via ZPPA E-GP System.
The deadline for submission of the proposal is: 25 November, 2022 at 10:00 hours
For/Director and Chief Executive Officer
NATIONAL ROAD FUND AGENCY
Tender for the Provision of Printing services for the Health Management Information at Ministry of Health
SYSTEM DATA COLLECTION TOOLS AT THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH HEADQUARTERS
MOH/ORD/S/003/2022: TENDER FOR THE PROVISION OF PRINTING SERVICES FOR THE HEALTH MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM DATA COLLECTION TOOLS AT THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH HEADQUARTERS
TO ALL PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS Kindly note that the closing date for the above mentioned Tender has been extended from Friday 4th November, 2022 to Friday 11th November, 2022. The Addendum has been necessitated in order for the Ministry to provide clarifications on the queries that have been received from the bidders.
Prospective bidders may collect their responses to the queries from the office of the Head - Procurement and Supplies Unit on Friday 4h November, 2022.
Head-Procurement and Supplies Unit
MINISTRY OF HEALTH
(1) Tender for minor repairs, pressure cleaning and painting of Chancery building at High Commission of India, Lusaka
(2) Tender for renovation of outhouse at HCI property
The High Commission of India has published following two tenders on its website for interested construction/renovation companies:
(1) Tender for minor repairs, pressure cleaning and painting of Chancery building (2) Tender for renovation of outhouse at HCI property
The tenders are available at this High Commission's website under "Tenders at https://hcizambia.gov.in/pages.php?id=5. Site visit is mandatory for both tenders which has been aranged for 4 Novemer 2022 at 1000 hrs. The visit registration may be done by a telephone call at +260-211-253159 or email at email@example.com. The Last date of bid submission is 14 November 2022.