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Individual Consulting Services for Procurement Audit of the GAMA Sanitation and Water Project of the Ministry of Sanitation and Water.

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George Asiedu - Project Coordinator



EOI Description:
The Government of Ghana has received funding from the World Bank towards the cost of implementation of the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area Sanitation and Water Project (GSWP) through the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD) and Ministry of Water Resources Works and Housing (MWRWH) and intends to apply part of the proceeds for Individual Consulting Services to undertake Procurement Audit.

The main components of the project are:
a) Provision of environmental sanitation and water supply services to priority low income areas of the GAMA.
b) Improvement and expansion of the water distribution network in the GAMA.
c) Planning, improvement and expansion of GAMA-wide environmental sanitation.
d) Institutional Strengthening.

The two main agencies responsible for the implementation of the various components of the project, as at project preparation stage were Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD) through the Project Coordinating Unit (PCU) and Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL). The sanitation activities, under Components 1 and 3, are being implemented by the corresponding Metropolitan/Municipal Assemblies (MMAs) under the coordination of, and support from, the Project Coordination Unit (PCU). The PCU is responsible for the implementation of any major sanitation facilities to be shared by two or more MMAs. Water related investments, mainly those under Component 2 and a subcomponent of 4 is implemented by the Project Management Unit (PMU) of the GWCL. The project has been implemented for three years and therefore wishes to undertake a procurement audit to verify the compliance with the World Banks' procurement guidelines.

Objectives of the Assignment
The objective of the procurement audit is to enable the auditor to express a professional opinion on the procurement compliance/position of the GAMA Sanitation and Water Project comprising PCU and MMAs Procurement Activities and GWCL Procurement Activities at the end of the fiscal year 31st December, 2016 and activities are in compliance with the World Bank's fiduciary principles.
The project procurement filing and records as maintained by PCU, MMA's and GWCL's Project Development Department (PDD) provide the basis for the preparation and for that matter audit and are established to reflect the procurement activities as maintained by the two project implementing units.

Scope of the Assignment
The audit, which will cover PCU, the eleven MMAs and the GWCL, will be carried out in accordance with International Standards of Auditing, and should include such tests of controls as the auditor considers necessary under the circumstances.
• Works, goods, non-consulting services and consulting services financed under the project have been procured in accordance with the relevant grant agreements and procurement guidelines.
• All necessary supporting documents, records and filing have been kept in respect of all procurement activities.
• The project procurement plans have been prepared and updated in accordance with consistently applied regulations and give a true and fair view of the procurement position of the project as at 31st December 2016.
• Review the capacity of the procuring entities in undertaking procurement efficiently and identify causes of delays and complaints, if any.
• Verify, to the extent possible, whether goods, works and services, delivered conform to specified requirements.
• Undertake cost price verifications for goods, works and services to establish whether they are realistic.
• Undertake physical inspection of goods and installed products to ensure they are properly labelled,
• For civil works, visit work sites to verify status and confirm completion if applicable, and verify contract amendments and variation orders
• Identify deficiencies and recommend measures to improve them.
The auditor must form an opinion as to the degree of compliance with the Bank's procurement guidelines and procedures and of the financing agreement. The audit should examine the eligibility and correctness of procurement activities during the period under review including the MMAs procurement activities in accordance with the procurement guidelines, financing agreement and the adequacy of internal approvals and controls.

Qualification and experience
• A minimum of Master's degree relevant qualification.
• At least 15years post-qualification practical experience in Procurement and Contract Management.
• At least 10 years' experience in donor funded project procurement auditing.
• Be familiar with World Bank procurement guidelines, policies, rules and regulation.
• Should have a good report writing and communications skills.

Only one (1) individual Procurement Specialist shall finally be selected to perform the Services. The selection will be carried through competition among qualified short-listed individuals in which the selection will be based on the 'Individual Consulting Services selection criteria in accordance with the "Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits and Grants by World Bank Borrowers" dated January 2011 and revised July 2014". The Curriculum Vitae of Individuals having the required experience and competence relevant to the assignment shall be assessed and compared, and the best qualified and experienced individuals shall be selected.

The Curriculum Vitae must be delivered to the address (1) below by April 27, 2017 at 16.00 pm

The Project Coordinating Unit
Location: Within the Premises of Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS)
Ogbojo, near Madina New Road Estate — Accra, Ghana.
Email: soteng@lgpcu.org
Tel. +233 (302)504739/40; Mob. +233 (0507443161)

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For more information about this EOI please contact:

George Asiedu - Project Coordinator









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