Invitation for Expressions of Interest.
1. Type of Services:
Preparation of the Maputo Port Gateway and Freight Corridor Strategy
Mozambique and Southern Africa region
3. Contracting Agency:
COMESA through the Mozambique Regional Gateway Programme, funded by the UK Department for International Development, Southern Africa office.
The Mozambique Regional Gateway Programme (MRGP) is a five-year programme jointly funded by the UK Department for International Development in Mozambique and the regional Southern Africa office. The programme has two components: a national component, focused on improving infrastructure along the main trunk corridors of Beira and Nacala by strengthening transport policy, planning and the regulations in the Government of Mozambique; and, a regional component, to help ensure that transport corridor developments translate into trade benefits for Mozambique’s landlocked neighbouring countries through lower transport costs. The regional office of the UK Department for International Development provides funds in support to the regional component of the programme.
The Mozambique Regional Gateway Programme (MRGP – Regional component) invites suitably qualified and experienced firms to submit an Expression of Interest for the provision of services to prepare a Maputo Port Gateway and Freight Corridor Strategy.
The MRGP was requested by the Maputo Port Development Company (MPDC) to assist in the commissioning of a macro-strategy focusing on the Port of Maputo as well as the transport corridor networks supporting the Port. The goal is to ensure a co-ordinated approach for development of the Port and the supporting transport corridors as part of an integrated system that would enable and stimulate increased trade for Mozambique and its landlocked neighbours.
5. Period for the provision of services:
The assignment must be completed by 20 March 2013.
The invitation is open to firms or groups of firms, with significant proven experience in infrastructure (economics, transport, supply chain), trade and regional integration (including trade facilitation), policy solutions and best practice, regulatory and institutional aspects of infrastructure and trade, as well as operational aspects of road, port and inland terminal services, shipping, and rail freight.
7. Submission requirements:
In order to determine the capability and experience of consulting firms seeking to be shortlisted, the information submitted must include the following:
a. Cover letter, explaining the firm’s interest in the assignment;
b. Profile of company(ies): nationality, ownership and shareholders, senior management, annual turnover (recent year, 2011), staff complement, HQ and overseas offices, or subsidiary companies;
c. Relevant experience and achievements of the firm related to the assignment, especially in port logistics, road, rail transport services and shipping in Southern Africa;
d. Short curriculum vitae of key staff available for the assignment, including relevant prior assignments, academic qualifications and special skills.
The above requirements should not exceed 10 pages (excluding CV’s). EOI documents longer than 10 pages will not be considered. CV’s submitted must not exceed 2 pages each.
8. Submission date and venue
Documentation required by the EOI should be submitted within office hours by no later than 16h00 (SA time) on 15 October 2012, in hard copy to the following address:
Carla Constantinescu, MRGP, 2nd Floor, Building 41, CSIR Campus, Meiring Naude Road Brummeria, Pretoria 0001, Republic of South Africa
OR in electronic format to: [email protected]. Upon submission companies must obtain a receipt from the office or by email.
The shortlisted firms will be notified by 22 October. Following that, shortlisted firms will be sent a Request for Proposal.