The PRF uses a Community Driven Development (CDD) approach, whereby communities themselves decide on how resources are allocated, manage sub-project funds, and implement sub-projects. Extensive facilitation and training is provided through the Program to ensure that all community members, including women and members of different ethnic groups, participate in the decision-making process and benefit from the Program.
The project development objective (PDO) is to improve access to basic services for the Project’s targeted poor communities. The PDO would be achieved through inclusive community and local development processes with emphasis on ensuring sustainability. The project consists of four components: (1) Community Development Sub-grants; (2) Local and Community Development Capacity Building, (3) Project Management; (4) Nutrition Enhancing Livelihood Development.
The overall purpose of this assessment is to review the quality and cost of infrastructure subprojects supported by the PRF, the service delivery/utilization of the investments for the purposes intended, and the sustainability of these investments as well as the beneficiary satisfaction perception towards the infrastructure delivered and the process used from the survey-design up to the sub-project maintenance. The methodology used and the data generated must contribute to fulfilling the reporting requirements in the PRF III Project Appraisal Document Results Framework. The assessment will also therefore include, but not be limited, to the following analysis:
1. Sub-project preparation
2. Sub-project implementation/supervision
3. Sub-project utilization
4. Sub-project maintenance
5. Budget/financial management
6. Capacity Building
7. Beneficiary satisfaction perception
8. Gender mainstreaming
9. Supporting documents
The consultancy service period is approximately 40 days (8 weeks).
The PRF would like to invites eligible consultancy firms to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested consultancy firms must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services, including:
- company profile, brochures;
- brief description of experience in managing similar evaluations of community development project,
- composition of the team (specific responsibilities for each team member);
- CVs of the team members; and
- other issues relevant to this assessment.
A consultancy firm will be selected under Consultants Qualifications Selection (CQS) method in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank’s Guidelines “Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers, dated January 2011, revised July 2014” which can be found at the website: www.worldbank.org/procure.
Interested consultancy firm may obtain further information at the address below during office hours from 8:30 to 16:00 or visit www.prflaos.org.
Only selected consultancy firm will be contracted and requested to submit a combined technical-financial proposal.
Expressions of interest must be delivered by hand, postal mail or email to the address below by 16:00 hour no later than 19th January 2018.
Attention to: Procurement Unit
Poverty Reduction Fund Office
C/o Prime Minister Council’s Office
Sisavat Village, Nahaidiew Road
Chanthaboury District, Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR
Phone: 856-21-261479-80 (ext. 105)