EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
CONSULTANCY SERVICES TO SUPPORT PROCUREMENT PROCESS MONITOR THE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF A MOBILE AND WEB PORTAL PLATFORM FOR CITIZEN PLANNING AND BUDGETING PROCESS
I. Background and Justification
The roles and responsibilities for government, civil society organizations and community organizations for instance through the Joint Action Development forum (JADF) give rise to an important preliminary idea of understanding the issues prevailing at local government level in the context of Public Finance Management and the required interventions by the players above to make services delivery a success. In the absence of citizen`s knowledge and information about government policies precisely those that deal with Public Finance Management, resources and the necessary expenditure to be incurred, the complementarity nature between governments, civil society organizations and community organizations will not lead to the most desired outcomes. The annual citizens’ report card has illustrated substantively that citizen’s satisfaction through their participation in planning and budgeting is weak (two-thirds expressed dissatisfaction on this point in the 2015 Citizen Report Card).
There is still a need to fully guide citizens on planning and budgeting by informing and reminding them their roles and responsibilities on planning and budgeting. Thus this has necessitated the PFM team to put in place a project that will harness citizen`s participation during planning and budgeting through Strengthening the existing citizen’s participation in Planning and Budgeting by developing an “MOBILE/WEB PORTAL PLATFORM” project.
If civil society and community organizations would collaborate with authorities, research has shown that there is a marked increase in community satisfaction with services, improved knowledge and skills of local authorities to plan, allocate and spend resources according to citizen needs thus reduced leakages and waste of public finances and improved government efficiency and accountability.
It is in this regard that GIZ in collaboration with MINECOFIN, MINALOC, RALGA and other key stakeholder would like to hire a IT Expert to support the team in monitoring the development of Mobile and Web Based Platform for Citizens Participation in Planning and Budgeting Process (MWPCPPBP). The system will be mobile and web-based online platform to capture citizen feedback during planning and budgeting process, store, retrieve and analyze planning and budgeting citizen feedback for decision-making purpose. The system is expected to strengthen the existing citizens’ participation in Planning and Budgeting through “MOBILE AND WEB PORTAL PLATFORM”
II.1. Main Objective
The main objective of the consultancy is to support the established team from the advertisement process until the end of the process when the platform is fully operational.
II. 2. Specific Objectives
The following are specific objectives of the consultancy:
Provide technical assistance to MINECOFIN, MINALOC, RALGA and other key stakeholder during the validation of the developed Terms of Reference for Consultancy Services to Design and Develop mobile and web portal platform for planning and budgeting participation
Participate in the evaluation processes of the above-mentioned consultancy;
Contribute in the Inception Report review and approval of the said consultancy;
Monitor the compliance of the objectives of the aforesaid consultancy services and ensure their timely completion;
Monitor the status of the expected results of the said consultancy services throughout their implementation and assess whether they have all been achieved;
Review the proposed prototype and the developed system;
Verify whether the successful bidder of the aforementioned consultancy services is delivering to all the key deliverables, and advise the client on the needed follow up.
III. Expected Results
GIZ/DGG is supported to make the best choice based on required technical expertise
MINECOFIN, MINALOC, RALGA, GIZ and other key stakeholder are updated and have understanding of all processes concerning the Design and Development of Mobile and Web Portal Platform for Citizen Participation in Planning and Budgeting process.
The compliance of the set objectives and expected results of the aforesaid consultancy services monitored and their achievement assessed;
Verification done on whether the successful bidder of the aforementioned consultancy services is delivering to all the key deliverables, and the client is advised on the needed follow up;
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