Request for Expressions of Interest
(CONSULTING SERVICES-FIRM SELECTION)
MONGOLIA: SMART GOVERNMENT PROJECT
Credit No.: 5483-MN
Assignment Title: Consulting service for ICT universal service policy review
Reference No: 2.1.10
The Government of Mongolia has received a financing from the World Bank towards the cost of the “Smart Government” Project and intends to apply a part of the proceeds for the provision of the following consulting service.
The Communications and Information Technology Authority (CITA), a government agency of Mongolia has requested the Cabinet secretariat (CS) of Government of Mongolia (an implementing agency of the Smart Government Project) to support the CITA to have the consulting service (the Services) to review and assess implementation of existing policies of universal obligatory services of ICT and recommend appropriate guidelines and procedures to improve and update the ICT universal service policies by accommodating international best practices and the conducted reviews and assessment findings.
Thus, the CS now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to express 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 shortlisting criteria are:
The interested firm shall have the following general qualifications:
The firm shall meet the following specific requirements:
ToR for the consulting service will be found at www.smart.gov.mn/2_1_10_tor_eng/ and www.smart.gov.mn/2_1_10_tor_mon/.
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 (“the Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.
The selection of the consultants shall be under the Consultant Qualification based Selection (CQS) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.
Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours from Monday through Friday (except public holidays) between 9:00am and 4:00pm local Ulaanbaatar time.
Expressions of Interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by e-mail) by 11:00am local Ulaanbaatar time on May 15, 2020.
Address: Project Implementation Unit, Smart Government Project, Room 303, Government building 2B, Chingeltei district, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Attention to: Soyol-Erdene.D
The consulting service shall be provided within 4 months after signing the contract. The service will be performed in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. ( The service location is expected to be negotiated due to the current unexpected circumstances of Covid-19)