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1. Responses to clarification
Our firm has some clarification questions about the Baseline Review for the NAMA Support Project, with a submission deadline on the 17th October.
Under “IV. Specific Tasks”, Task 3 states that the firm will “Train the NAMA PMU, MoPE and NAWEC staff on data collection, analysis and management beyond the scope of the consultancy for future monitoring, reporting and verification.”.
We would like to know how long you would like this training period to be, given the short length of the project?
Response - We will consult internally to confirm whether the timeline for the consultancy can be adjusted. In the mean time, prospecting consultancy firms have to develop their proposal in strict compliance to the ToR. Bidders may suggest more realistic timelines for consideration during negotiations or inception workshop.
Are there any specific aspects of data collection, analysis and management that these staff specifically require training on?
Response - The goal of the training is to enable the national stakeholders to replicate similar surveys/ baseline studies in future with little or no supervisions. Whatever curriculum is required to realise that goal will be needed.
How long will the NAMA PMU require software for MRV beyond the scope of the consultancy?
Response The MRV tool or software should be usable for at least five years.
Our second clarification is about the scope of the survey. The Terms of Reference mention the regions in which the survey will take place.
Is there a list of specific communities that will be targeted?
Response - The list of communities will be determined by the sampling method but must include Farafenni and Basse.
Is the expectation that 20 enumerators is the number needed to conduct a survey of this scale in 3-4 weeks?
Response - This is correct. The technical and financial proposal must conform with the requirement in the ToR. After selection of the preferred bidder and if the consultancy firm deems it necessary to have more enumerators, a justification should be provided. The enumerators cannot be less than 20 people for the interest of effectiveness and efficiency.
Pleaese take note.
Dear Sir / Madam:
We kindly request you to submit your Proposal for Baseline Review for the NAMA support project
Please be guided by the form attached hereto as Annex 2, in preparing your Proposal.
Proposals may be submitted on or before Friday, September 16, 2022and via email address below:
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Thank you and we look forward to receiving your Proposal.