Full-Time EXTERNAL FINANCIAL AUDIT FIRM
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REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
External Financial Audit Firm
(Consultant Qualification Selection CQS)
SCALING UP PARTICIPATORY SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT PROJECT
The Government of Lao PDR (GOL) in partnership with the International Development Agency of the World Bank (IDA, WB), the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland (MFAF), and the Forest Investment Program of the Carbon Investment Fund (FIP, CIF) is implementing the Scaling Up Participatory Sustainable Forest Management Project (SUPSFM) covering 41 PFAs in 13 Southern, Central, and Northern Lao provinces. To assist the implementation of the SUPSFM project, it is intended that part of the proceeds of WB Grant will be applied to eligible payments for Project Account/Financial Statement Auditor. An external Financial
Audit will be recruited to annually audit all accounts and financial statements related to the project. The general and detailed Project Accounts of the National Project Coordination Office and related organization at central and provincial levels will be audited by the Independent Auditor selected by the Executing Agency (EA) with World Bank’s approval in accordance with international auditing standards as well as the Government’s auditing regulations.
The SUPSFM National Project Management Office (NPMO), under the Department of Forestry, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry now invites eligible Consulting Firms to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested consultants must provide information indicating their best qualification to perform the services (brochures, a description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.).
A Consultant Firms will be selected in accordance with the procedures so called Consultant Qualification Selection (CQS)in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by Bank Borrowers, dated January 2011.
How to Apply
Interested consultant firms may obtain further information from Background documents at the address: SUPSFM Project, Department of Forestry, That Dam Block, Chao Anou Road, Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR, and Tel & Fax: 856 21 215002, 856 21 215723, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and inspect the bidding documents at the address given above from 08:00 to 16:00 hours (Standard Lao PDR time).
Expression of Interest must be submitted not later than (March 31, 2014)to the address below.
National Project Coordinator, SUPSFM
Department of Forestry, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
P.O. Box 2932, Vientiane, Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Tel/fax: + 856 21 215002
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