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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: Millennium Challenge Corporation (“MCC”)



The Millennium Challenge Corporation (“MCC”) and the Government of Cape Verde (the “Government”) have entered into a Millennium Challenge Compact for Millennium Challenge Account assistance to help facilitate poverty reduction through economic growth in Cape Verde (the “Compact”) in the amount of approximately $66.2 million USD (“MCC Funding”). The Government, acting through the Millennium Challenge Account – Cape Verde II (“MCA Entity”), intends to apply a portion of the MCC Funding to eligible payments under a contract for which this Terms of Reference is issued. Any payments made under the proposed contract will be subject, in all respects, to the terms and conditions of the Compact and related documents, including restrictions on the use of MCC funding and conditions to the disbursements of MCC funding. No party other than the Government, MCA-CV II and MCC shall derive any rights from the Compact or have any claim to the proceeds of MCC Funding.

The Compact program includes a $41.1 million Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Project is designed to establish a financially sound, transparent and accountable institutional basis for the delivery of water and sanitation services to Cape Verdean households and businesses and a $17.3 million Land Management for Investment Project is expected to improve Cape Verde’s investment climate by refining the legal, institutional and procedural environment to create conditions for increased reliability of land information, greater efficiency in land administration transactions, and strengthened protection of land rights; developing and implementing a new land information management system; and clarifying parcel rights and boundaries on targeted islands with high investment potential.

This Invitation for Proposals follows the General Procurement Notice that appeared in UNDB, DgMarket, local newspapers “Expresso das Ilhas” and “A Semana”, ARAP site.

The MCA-Cape Verde II now invites proposals to provide the consultant services referenced above (“Proposals”). More details on these consultant services are provided in the Terms of Reference.

The Request for Proposal (“RFP”) is open to all eligible entities or persons (“Consultants”) who wish to respond. Consultants may only associate with each other in the form of a joint venture or in a sub-consultancy agreement to complement their respective areas of expertise to enhance their capacity to successfully carry out the assignment and so long as any association is otherwise formed in accordance with the terms of the RFP.

A Consultant will be selected under the QCBS, Quality and Cost-Based Selection, the evaluation procedure for which is described in sections of the RFP in accordance with “MCC Program Procurement Guidelines” which are provided on the MCC website www.mcc.gov.

A full request for proposal document in English, including the Terms of Reference (TOR), may be requested by the interested Consultancy Firms in writing to the address below. The RFP document will be sent in PDF format by e-mail.

Interested Bidders are requested to send their proposals, which should include a TECHNICAL AND FINANCIAL PROPOSAL following instructions on the RFP document (Section I. Instructions to Consultants, Point 4: Submission, receipt and opening proposal (4.4).

Interested bidders may obtain further information from the e-mail addresses below, during office hours 08:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 16:00 Cape Verde Local Time, from Monday to Friday, until May 10, 2013.

Consultants interested in submitting a Proposal should register their interest by sending an e-mail to:

Millennium Challenge Account – Cape Verde II (MCA-CV II)

Attn: Ms. Maria de Lourdes Silva
Prédio Cartório, 1° Andar
Achada de Santo António
Praia, Republic of Cape Verde
E-mail: MariaA.silva@mca.cv; Concurso@mca.cv

The closing time for receipt of Proposals is May 28, 2013 at 11h00 a.m. local time in Cape Verde. Proposals received after this time and date shall not be considered and will be returned unopened. Consultants should be aware that distance and customs formalities may require longer than expected delivery time.

Yours sincerely,

Carlos Varela
Acting Managing Director
Praia, April 17, 2013
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