Strengthening Public Financial Management in Rajasthan Project: Consultancy for Enhancing Effectiveness of Public Audit Institutions

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Strengthening Public Financial Management in Rajasthan Project: Consultancy for Enhancing Effectiveness of Public Audit Institutions

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

(Consulting Services – Firms Selection)

Country: Rajasthan, India

Name of Project: Strengthening Public Financial Management in Rajasthan Project (P156869)

Assignment Title: Consultancy for Enhancing Effectiveness of Public Audit Institutions in Government of Rajasthan, India.

The Government of Rajasthan has applied for financing from the World Bank toward the cost of Strengthening Public Financial Management in Rajasthan Project (P156869) and intends to apply part of the proceeds for a consultancy to enhance the effectiveness of Public Audit Institutions (Internal Audit, Inspection and Local Fund Audit) in Government of Rajasthan.

The consulting services (“the Services”) will facilitate strengthening Public Audit Institutions of Inspection, Internal Audit and Local Fund Audit in Rajasthan with a view to enhance its effectiveness to play a wider role in accountability, and adding value by raising the profile and performance of these vital auditing functions in the state. This is intended to be achieved through institutional strengthening, empowering staff with latest skills, improving efficiency in audit procedures and processes including use/development of IT tools. The assignment would involve an AS IS analysis, developing a strengthening plan (TO BE), developing/upgrading audit procedures and manuals, demonstrating proof of concept of risk based and management audit through pilots, capacity building of audit staff, IT systems development/ implementation, developing an external communications strategy and providing handholding support. The draft Terms of Reference (TOR) for this assignment can be found at (http://finance.rajasthan.gov.in/ ).

The Finance Department, Government of Rajasthan 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 are available in Annexure-1.

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 Grant] by World Bank Borrowers, January 2011 – revised 2014 (“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. The nature of association whether JV or Sub-Consultant, should be mentioned in the EOI.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the QCBS method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours [i.e. 1000 to 1700 hours ]. Expressions of interest must be submitted by July 1st. 2016 .

The Project Director

Rajasthan: Strengthening Public Financial Management Project

Joint Secretary, Finance (Economic Affairs Division), Department

Tel: +91 141 2227556

Fax: +91 141 2227799





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