ICT NEEDS ASSESSMENT – Mogadishu, Somalia




Country: Federal Government of Somalia

Name of the Project: Somali Integrated Statistics and Economic Planning Capacity Building

Project ID No: P171160

Consulting Service: ICT NEEDS ASSESSMENT

Duty Station: Mogadishu

Ref No. SO-MOPIED-215438-CS-CQS

Deadline: March 7, 2021

Background and objective:

The Somalia National Bureau of Statistics (SNBS), through the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS), has received a grant from the International Development Association (IDA) to prepare the Somali Integrated Statistics and Economic Capacity Building (SISEPCB) Project. The Project aims at strengthening the country’s national statistics system, the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system, and improving programming and analytical capacity of the government’s macroeconomics and fiscal programming agencies to enable them to regularly assess, analyze and improve their public policies and programs performance and results. More specifically, the project aims at: (1) Strengthening the national statistics system; (2) Strengthening monitoring and evaluation capacity; and (3) Building economic policy analysis and economic planning capacity.

The objective of the consultancy is (i) Review the current ICT situation in: SNBS, Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate (MED) in MOPIED, Fiscal, Economic and Planning Department in the Ministry of Finance (MoF), the Economic Policy Analysis Unit (EPAU) of the National Economic Council (NEC), and statistics units in selected MDAs; (ii) Conduct an assessment of ICT adequacy in terms of hardware, software, networks, systems, data and network security, related policies and skill-adequacy of IT staff; (iii) Conduct an assessment of ICT capacity for data collection & processing, data exchange and data dissemination, including underlying networks and IT platforms (e.g. DBMS, existing data processing software, etc.) for statistical data management; (iv) Review software currently in use, existing hardware and networking structure of the NBS in order to improve and widen ICT to reach other producers and users of official statistics producers in the country; and, (v) Document these requirements, prioritize them in consultation with NBS and propose a strategy to implement them.

The consultancy will consist of 60 working days, spread over a period of three months from the date of commencement of the assignment.

The detailed Terms of Reference (ToR) for the assignment can be found at the following website:  https://www.nbs.gov.so/ and link or can be provided upon submission of application in person or by e-mail. The e-mail address is provided below.

The Somalia National Bureau of Statistics now invites eligible firms (Consultants) to indicate their interest in providing the requested Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services (description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, appropriate skills among staff, etc.). The short-listing criteria are as follows:

  1. Core business of the firm and years in business.
  2. Specific experience of successfully conducting similar assignments on public sector
  3. Experience of relevant services in an environment similar to that of Somalia; and
  4. The technical and managerial organization of the firm. (Provide only the structure of the organization, general qualifications and number of key staff. Do not provide CV of staff). Key experts will not be evaluated at the shortlisting stage.

Attention of interested Consultants is drawn to section III, para 3.14,3.16 & 3.17 of the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers: Procurement in Investment Projects Financing Goods, Works, Non -Consulting and Consulting Services, July 2016, revised November 2017 and August 2018 (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

Consultants may associate with other firms to enhance their qualification but should indicate clearly whether the association is in the form of a joint venture and/or a sub consultancy. In case of a joint venture, all the partners in the joint venture shall be jointly and severally liable for the entire contract, if selected.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Consultant Qualification Selection (CQS) method set out in the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations.

Interested Consultant may obtain further information (in person or by e-mail) at the address below during office hours from 8.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. Saturday to Thursday except on public holidays.

Expressions of interest should be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by e-mail) by March -7th, 2021 at 4.00 p.m. local Time.

Attention; Project Implementation Unit, National Bureau of Statistics


Somalia National Bureau of Statistics office,

Federal Government of Somalia

Afgoi road-KM5,

Mogadishu, Somalia

Email Address: piu@nbs.gov.so and copy snbs@nbs.gov.so

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