REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: Senior Advisor for Technical Barriers to Trade Cooperation

(Department of Trade and Industry)

RFP- 0197-POLICY-2020

Disclaimer: AGRA reserves the right to determine the structure of the process, number of short-listed participants, the right to withdraw from the proposal process, the right to change this timetable at any time without notice and reserves the right to withdraw this tender at any time, without prior notice and without liability to compensate and/or reimburse any party.

Synopsis of the Request for Proposal (Individual Consultant)

Solicitation Reference No. RFP- 0197-POLICY-2020
Title of Solicitation Senior Advisor for Technical Barriers to Trade Cooperation
Assignment Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with possible relocaion to Accra, Ghana
Issuing Office & Address Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) Website:
Point of contact for clarifications, questions and ammendments AGRA General Procurement,
Email Address for submission of Proposals/ Quotes AGRA General Procurement,
Solicitation Issue Date April 27, 2020 East African Time.
Deadline for submission questions and clarifications May 5, 2020 5:00PM, East African Time.
Deadline for Answering questions and clarifications May 8 , 2020 5:00PM, East African Time.
Deadline for Submission of Proposals May 11, 2020 12:00PM, East African Time. Please include the subject line “RFP- 0197-POLICY-2020” of the email
Submission and Evaluation Criteria Bidder Must provide the below listed information   Mandatory Eligibility Requirements: Must be a citizens of AU Member States, or the direct descendants of AU Member States Citizens Proposal Cover Letter (Maximum 5 pages) Must submit a detailed Curriculum Vitae/ Resume Must submit a Passport/ National Identification Must have an advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in an area that is demonstrably related to standards/TBT, such as law, policy or engineering OR a Combination of relevant academic qualifications and extensive work experience in the area of standards/TBT may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. A minimum of 13 years of work experience (combined international level experience in the area of standards/TBT (a minimum of 7 years), and international or African standardization institutions either at the national, regional or continental level). Must provide at least three reference letters of clients for similar assignments done in the last 10 years Evaluation Criteria: Education (20 points) Technical experience related to standards/TBT (40 points) Experience working with the African Union or regional African standardizing entities (20 points) Experience working with the private sector (20 points) Language fluency: (35 points) Experience in the implementation of trade agreements (15 points) Experience with international cooperation projects (15 points per year) Total weight: 165 NB. Only the best four candidates who receive the highest evaluation scores will be invited for an interview via teleconference by the Selection Committee. Only the financial proposal of the best candidate may be opened for negotiations.