WORLD BANK GROUP
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI) FOR CONSULTANCY SERVICES TO CONDICT A CAPACITY AND CAPABILITY TRAINING WORKSHOPS FOR OPERATIONAL STAFF (NEWLY RECRUITED) OF KANO INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
NAME OF PROJECT: STATE AND SLOGOR GOVERNANCE REFORM PROJECT (SLOGOR)
GRANT NO: TF018335
PROJECT ID: P133045
REFERENCE NO: KN/SLGR/CS/CQ/TNA/003/2017
ASSIGNMENT TITLE: ENGAGEMENT OF CONSULTANT TO CONDUCT A CAPACITY AND CAPABILITY TRAINING WORKSHOPS FOR OPERATIONAL STAFF (NEWLY RECRUITED) OF KANO INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE TO EFFICIENTLY AND EFFECTIVELY IMPLEMENT THE ONGOING TAX ADMINISTRATION REFORM TO INCREASE INTERNALLY GENERATED REVENUE USING THE INSTALLED APPROPRIATE ICT INFRASTRUCTURE.
This Request for Expression of Interest (EOI) follows the General Procurement Notice (GPN) for this Project that appeared in the UN Development Business Publication of February 18, 2015 and in three Nigerian Newspapers of the same date: (i) The Guardian, (ii) Thisday and (iii) Daily Trust.
The Federal Government of Nigeria has received a grant from the International Development Association (IDA) under the WB acting as administrator of a trust fund from the European Union for the implementation of SLOGOR in six selected states in Nigeria. The project development objective is to improve transparency, accountability and quality in public financial management in the participating
Kano State being one of the beneficiary states and intends to apply part of the proceeds of the grant for consultancy services by contracting a consulting Firm/ Training Institutions to Conduct A Capacity and Capability Training Workshops For Operational Staff (Newly Recruited) Of Kano Internal Revenue Service to efficiently and effectively implement the ongoing Tax Administration Reform to Increase Internally Generated Revenue Using the Installed Appropriate ICT Infrastructure.
The ongoing review of the existing Kano State Revenue Administration Law, Identification of new Taxpayers, Development of Taxpayers Database and Modernization of current records into Database, the need to build up and strengthen the capacity and capability of the old and newly recruited staff cannot be over emphasized. It has become imperative in order to sustain the benefits of the reform and realized the desirable objectives of the present administration of being a self-reliant state.
To build and enhance the capacity and capability of the newly recruited staff of the Kano Internal Revenue Service to efficiently and effectively manage and operate the ongoing reforms with a view to increase revenue generation and subsequently improve the welfare of Kano State Citizens.
The successful consulting firm/Training Institutions will be expected to render the following services which include but not limited to the following task:
• Tax Assessment and Computation
• Debt Management and Recovery
• IT Collection and Reconciliation
• Tax Audit and Investigation
• Information Gathering and Intelligence
• Planning and Research
• Public Financial Management
The State and Local Governance Reform Project (SLOGOR) Kano, now invites eligible Consulting Firms/ Training Institutions to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested consulting Firms/ Training Institution are hereby requested to submit a statement of capability indicating relevant experience on similar assignments in Nigeria or elsewhere. This should include, but not limited to, description and evidence of similar assignments carried out in the last 5 (five) years, Evidence of Registration with relevant regulatory bodies, Proof of availability of appropriate academic and skills among staff, evidence of remittance with relevant tax authority in Nigeria etc.
METHOD OF APPLICATION:
Interested Consultant/Training Institutions must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services. Consultants may associate to enhance their qualifications. A consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank’s Guidelines:
Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers (January, 2011).
Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours 09:00 am to 5:00 pm hours Monday- Thursday and 9:00 am- 2:00 pm on Friday, except on public holidays.
Expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below on or before 26th April, 2017.
The Project Coordinator,
State and Local Governance Reform Project (SLOGOR).
Audu Bako Secretariat Complex,
Ministry of Planning and Budget Building
No: 1 Zaria Road,
Kano State, Nigeria.
Telephone No: +2348034533626, 08066300555
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